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The red door flags MACES’ progress, but also underlying issues

The executive board of McGill’s Association of Continuing Education Studies (MACES) recently saw the resignation of two board members, including their vice-president (VP) finance Ghassan Berro and senator Nely Gaulea. These resignations have left a total of three vacant seats on their board. In 2012, an article published by the McGill Daily entitled “The Phantom… Keep Reading

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Anti-protest law ruled unconstitutional

Article 500.1 of Quebec’s Highway Safety Code, previously used to disperse and ticket protesters, has been repealed. Quebec Superior Justice Guy Cournoyer issued a ruling on Nov. 12, declaring the article unconstitutional. Quebec will have six months to amend the code.   The article in question   The Highway Safety Code is a provincial set… Keep Reading

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Senate discusses future plans to aid student refugees

McGill has encountered challenges in its efforts to enable more student refugees to enroll in its academic programs. On Oct. 21, the McGill Senate addressed the university’s role regarding the current Syrian refugee crisis, and measures for allowing more refugees to study at McGill. A question addressed to Senator and Deputy Provost (Student Life and… Keep Reading

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WUSC event sparks campus debate

A campus event which intended to raise awareness for Canada’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) erupted into controversy this past week after the Facebook page for the event was titled “Mock refugee camp at the Y-Intersection.” The McGill chapter of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) sought to construct a “refugee tent” at the Y-Intersection… Keep Reading

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Arts Building renovations delayed by two months

Students walking past the Arts Building will continue to see the familiar face of construction, as the portico stabilization project has been delayed by two months.  When the project began in late June, the McGill Reporter wrote that it would cost around $500,000. According to Michael Mannella, project manager for the stabilization, however, the total… Keep Reading

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Roxane Gay discusses identity, criticism, and feminism

Roxane Gay, professor, editor, and author of Bad Feminist, spoke this Thursday in a public conversation with McGill PhD candidate Rachel Zellars. The two engaged in dialogue on subjects such as Gay’s Haitian-American identity, her responses to criticism, and how they have impacted her experience and viewpoints as a feminist writer.  Zellars began by referencing… Keep Reading

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High voter turnout drives Liberals to electoral victory

Justin Trudeau took the stage with a smile last Monday night at downtown’s Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel as his Liberal Party swept into power.  This ended almost 10 years of Conservative government under prime minister Stephen Harper. The son of the late prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Justin led his father’s former party to capture… Keep Reading

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