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‘Conversations with Muslims’ encourages discourse after Quebec City mosque attack

In response to the Quebec City mosque attack on Jan. 29,  Conversations with Muslims was an open discussion between Muslim volunteer speakers and primarily non-Muslim participants. By organizing the event, international Community Action Network Executive Director at the McGill School of Social Work Amal Elsana and Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy Chairman Ehab Lotayef sought… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate discusses 2017-2022 Strategic Academic Plan

The McGill Senate met on Feb.15 for an open discussion on McGill’s Strategic Academic Plan for 2017 to 2022, a presentation of the Staffing Report for 2016, and to pass a motion formally recognizing the celebration of Black History Month by the university. Open discussion on the McGill University Strategic Academic Plan 2017-2022 Vice-Principal and… Keep Reading

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Kevin O’Leary speaks at McGill

Candidate for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada Kevin O’Leary came to McGill University on Feb. 13. He elaborated on his platform for jobs and social inclusivity in an exclusive interview with The McGill Tribune, as well as in a speech at the Shatner Building.   Of foremost importance to O’Leary is the economy. He… Keep Reading

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HANY Refugee Summit hosts experts to discuss new approaches to global refugee crisis

On Feb. 5, the HANY Refugee Summit brought together four experts of various professional backgrounds to discuss the modern refugee crisis. McGill professor Arash Abizadeh, Co-director of the National Observatory on Language Rights Frédéric Bérard, Executive Director of Action Réfugiés Montréal Paul Clarke, and Managing Partner at XPND Capital Alexandre Taillefer delivered a series of… Keep Reading

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Anti-Zionist tweet prompts lengthy question period at SSMU Council

This past Thursday, Feb. 9, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council hosted speakers from McGill Athletics and Recreation and the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ). In addition, two out of four motions were passed: the Motion for SSMU to Advocate for an Immediate Suspension of the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country… Keep Reading

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OSD continues to be plagued with long wait times and lack of staff

Recently, the McGill Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has faced a lack of capacity and resources due to a heavy demand from students. The OSD’s mission is to provide students who experience permanent and temporary disability, illness, and injury with a wide range of services, including workshops, note-taking services, awareness campaigns, and alternative examination… Keep Reading

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AUS discusses support for prospective students affected by the U.S. travel ban

On Feb. 8, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Legislative Council passed four motions, which pertained to student jobs, reforming the McGill Psychology Students’ Association constitution, screening potential Vice-President (VP) Finance candidates, and support for prospective students affected by the U.S. travel ban. Motion to Amend Arts Student Employment Fund (ASEF) By-Laws ASEF subsidizes academically-based or… Keep Reading

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McGill’s #LawNeedsFeminismBecause goes nationwide

On Jan. 23 and 24, the Feminist Collective of McGill Law held their third annual photo campaign to start a conversation about feminism. This year, the campaign has shifted towards a legal perspective of feminism, rather than on the feminist movement in general. The event saw 100 students participate–a significant increase from the 33 that… Keep Reading

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