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David Suzuki discusses his legacy in lecture at McGill

Anna Bock David Suzuki, the famed Canadian author and environmentalist, was welcomed by the McGill Bookstore last Tuesday. With the release of his newest book The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for our Sustainable Future, the author addressed an eager McGill audience in a full Pollack Hall, presenting what he referred to as “a lifetime of… Keep Reading

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Engineers ban QPIRG from booking tables for one year

The Engineering Undergraduate Society Council banned the Quebec Public Interest Research Group from using its resources for up to one year at their meeting last Tuesday. The ban will prevent QPIRG from booking table space in any engineering building on campus. The ruling followed last week’s incident between members of QPIRG and the QPIRG Opt-Out… Keep Reading

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Online note service hits U of T

Notesolution, a newly released online points-based service allows students to electronically exchange notes with each other. Students earn virtual “credits” for posting their class notes which they can use to purchase others’ notes.  The service, founded in December 2009 by University of Toronto alumnus Kevin Wu and released at the start of this academic year,… Keep Reading

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At Green Drinks, Mehdi discusses climate change’s effects

Jessica Batalitzky Last Tuesday night, another Green Drinks Montreal Chapter  event took place at Thomson House. Bano Mehdi, a PhD candidate in the department of geography, presented a talk titled “Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Canada.” Mehdi addressed the small but attentive crowd and attempted to dispell the common belief that climate change is… Keep Reading

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Cyclists and pedestrians discuss new bike rules at forum

Sophie Silkes Sophie Silkes The Students’ Society of McGill University and University Services co-sponsored an open forum in the Shatner Ballroom on Thursday to discuss the new rules and regulations for cycling and pedestrian safety on McGill’s downtown campus. A panel of professors, advisors, and students responded to the questions and comments posed by those… Keep Reading

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QPIRG confronts Opt-Out Campaign in alleged altercation

Holly Stewart On Thursday, Quebec Public Interest Research Group supporters and Board of Directors members surrounded a table hosted by the QPIRG Opt-Out Campaign in the hallway between the McConnell Engineering and Frank Dawson Adams buildings. QPIRG attempted to block QPRIG Opt-Out campaigners from distributing flyers and reportedly hurled slurs. The incident culminated in a… Keep Reading

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Students rally to save the Architecture Cafe

Margot Van Der Krogt In a last-ditch attempt to save the Architecture Café, hundreds of students gathered to protest outside the Leacock Building last Wednesday afternoon.  The rally kicked off minutes before McGill’s first senate meeting of the year was scheduled to begin in Leacock 232. As administrators, professors, and other members of senate entered… Keep Reading

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McGill placed among world’s best schools in two rankings

In two rankings released this month, McGill University was recognized as one of the world’s top universities. The QS World University Rankings placed McGill 19th globally and first in Canada, while the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings placed McGill 35th globally and third in Canada. McGill has been in the top 25 universities in the… Keep Reading

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Redpath Museum launches new historical database website

A new historical collections website was unveiled at the Redpath Museum last Thursday. After years of collaboration, the museum’s Heritage Advisory Committee has centralized the previously scattered collection of pages for easier access to departmental and special library collections, museums, and the nature reserves. The launch gave McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, along with students, staff,… Keep Reading

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