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QISS Innovation Seminar Series presents: Cities of the Future

On March 29, Quartier de l’Innovation Students’ Society (QISS) held its fourth Innovation Seminar Series, titled Cities of the Future. Speakers Virinder Kudhail, Soliman Abu-Samra, and Béatrice Couture presented their views on urban development and what it may look like in the future. Virinder Kudhail is currently a Senior Operations Manager at Uber. Since graduating… Keep Reading

(Elli Slavitch / The McGill Tribune)
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Université Laval first university in Canada to divest from fossil fuels

On Feb. 15, Université Laval became the first Canadian university to commit to divest its endowment fund from fossil fuel-related companies. Fossil fuel investments made up an estimated five to 15 per cent of the university’s total endowment—equivalent to $11 to 30 million—according to Alice-Ann Simard, founder of ULaval sans fossiles and Master’s student in Business… Keep Reading

(Vanessa Wong / The McGill Tribune)
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AVEQ says that projected budget deficit was overestimated

The Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ) is a provincial-level student association designed to represent Quebec university students. It serves as a way to increase bargaining power provincially and with universities. It has recently publicly released its 2016-2017 budget, projecting that the association will record a revenue of $228,690 and run a… Keep Reading

(Lauren Benson-Armer / The McGill Tribune)
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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

(reseaumtlnetwork.com)
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Mayor Coderre holds consultations to open Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Centre

The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Health Committee (MUAHC), an organization mandated to empowering the health of Montreal’s Aboriginal communities, has successfully brought the city’s mayor, Denis Coderre, and his cabinet into public consultations to open an Aboriginal health centre in Montreal. The health centre would provide free services to those of Aboriginal descent, including primary care,… Keep Reading

(Julia Metraux / The McGill Tribune)
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McGill community responds to shooting at a Quebec City mosque

On Jan. 29, during evening prayer at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, a shooter killed six and injured nineteen others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau labelled this tragedy an “act of terrorism.” The Montreal and McGill communities responded by denouncing the shooting and participating in events focusing on solidarity. Vigils were held across Canada to… Keep Reading

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