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SPEAKERS ON CAMPUS: Don’t call it ‘Islamo-facism’

With the United States' foreign policy, engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan and war on terrorism making international headlines daily, Canada's role in the war on terror has received less scrutiny. To fill the void as well as to combat the negative views of Islam, the Muslim Students Association organized a conference last Wednesday night entitled "Canada and the War on Terror.
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Montreal politician makes noise in library school

The importance of libraries as a political issue was stressed by Plateau-Mont-Royal Executive Helen Fotopoulos to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies on Wednesday. Fotopoulos spoke about her experiences trying to bring attention to the state of libraries in the Montreal area.
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Exploring ethics

Renowned ethicist and McGill Professor Margaret Somerville will give the 2006 Massey Lecture at the Mount Royale Centre today. Presented by CBC Radio One and McGill University, the Massey Lecture is a prestigious annual event designed to bring scholars to Canadian universities in order to discuss issues of political, cultural or philosophical importance.
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EDITORIAL: A hit and a miss: tales of execs’ summer projects

The academic year is back in full swing, and Students' Society executives are for the first time facing oversight of their actions from SSMU Council. Two notable summer projects have come up so far, the Harm Reduction Centre (HRC) and the Flying Squad. Both are still in the larvae stage, and there are many details that remain to be worked out concerning their structures before they can be given full approval.
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Fasting For Darfur McGill's Students Taking Action Now on Darfur organization participated in a broader global initiative to raise awareness about the Darfur crisis on Thursday. STAND members fasted for 24 hours and encouraged other students to give up a luxury for the day.
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NEWS BRIEF: International Peace Day connects with students

International Peace Day connects with students Baha'i students joined together to raise awareness and promote a message of peace to the campus community on Thursday for the first International Peace Day. This is the first time that the Baha'i organization has planned an event like this.
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Alleged plot enrages SSMU

Relations between the Students' Society and La Fédération Etudiante Universitaire du Québec have reached the boiling point this week due to what SSMU has deemed a "scheme to undermine the political sovereignty and democratic processes of the McGill campus.
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Former PM Joe Clark to join McGill staff

The McGill Centre for Developing-Area Studies recently hired political activist Joe Clark, who will begin teaching Oct. 1. He will be taking the position of Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships and will be responsible for helping build bridges between academic, public sector, private sector and NGOs to real world issues.
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Creating a clean Canadian future

Sustainable development and environmental law were on the minds of 65 lawyers from across Canada as they met in Montreal last week. Addressing topics such as criminal law and the environment, evaluation of environmental damages and Aboriginal law, the 18th annual Environmental Lawyers in Government conference discussed ways to solve current environmental problems.
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SSMU prepares inaugural year for Faculty Olympics

Have you always known that your faculty could beat the crap out of any other faculty on campus? You might have to put up or shut up this winter with the introduction of the first ever Faculty Olympics. Although the idea has been around since at least last year, the Faculty Olympics have never been realized.
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