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Food Security Institute launched

The planet produces enough food to feed all its occupants, yet one sixth of the world’s population is chronically hungry. This was one of several startling statistics that prompted McGill’s Third Conference on Global Food Security. The event brought together students, faculty members, and international delegates for a dialogue on water and nutrition challenges. The… Keep Reading

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After Obamania, McGill’s Americans mail ballots once more

As a heated U.S. midterm election campaign enters its final week, American students at McGill appear to be voting in fairly large numbers, despite the hassle of requesting absentee ballots and the lack of a presidential contest. When Barack Obama squared off against John McCain for the presidency two years ago, students on campus got… Keep Reading

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Mile End construction disturbs businesses

For anyone living on Park Avenue above Mount Royal, the recent construction on the street is well-known and unwelcome. Noise starts as early as 7 a.m., while dust, gravel, and a maze of metal slabs and bright cones mar the sidewalk. The construction is meant to facilitate the revamping of an important aqueduct that runs… Keep Reading

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Nobel laureate alumnus Jack Szostak speaks at Moyse Hall

Dr. Jack Szostak, one of six McGill alumni who have been awarded with a Nobel Prize in Phisiology or Medicine in 2009, spoke at the university on Friday, delivering the keynote address at the Faculty of Science’s Undergraduate Research Conference. After the conference’s prize ceremony, Szostak was introduced by Dean of Science Martin Grant, who… Keep Reading

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Council divided over coffee & tea

A motion was passed at last Thursday’s Students’ Society Council meeting to provide coffee and tea to student councillors at their bi-weekly meetings. This seemingly innocuous resolution met resistance when some councillors objected to the vague wording in the proposed resolution. The motion, which read, “Resolved, coffee and tea will be made available to councillors… Keep Reading

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Council puts off Arts & Science rep. decision

The Students’ Society Council defeated a proposed referendum question at their meeting on Thursday that would have asked students to establish an Arts and Sciences representative on Council. The issue was later revisited by SSMU President Zach Newburgh allowing the question to be reconsidered as a plebiscite, a consultative instrument that provides non-binding results. The… Keep Reading

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The Trib’s guide to the Fall General Assembly resolutions

Direct democracy will be on full display on Thursday’s General Assembly, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the Shatner Building cafeteria. The GA, which is held once a semester, give students a chance to share their opinions and vote on resolutions proposed by fellow students and member of the Students’ Society Council. As… Keep Reading

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Talking to Quebec’s delegate to New York

John Parisella, Quebec’s delegate-general to New York and a McGill alumnus, recently spoke to the Tribune about the Tea Party, U.S. congressional elections, and the prospects for high-speed rail travel between Montreal and New York. Parisella was kind enough to answer some questions before heading having dinner at his home with former Quebec Premier Daniel… Keep Reading

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Business rises at student-run food outlets on campus

In the wake of the administration’s closure of the Architecture Café and subsequent Students’ Society-supported boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services, some of McGill’s student-run food services have seen an increase in business this semester. Over the summer, the McGill administration closed the Architecture Café, a popular student-managed eatery in the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Students… Keep Reading

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Councillors move to debate QPIRG’s fee

Several Students’ Society councillors took the first step on Monday toward introducing a referendum question asking undergraduates to abolish the student fee that support McGill’s chapter of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group, a student-run environmental and social justice organization on campus. The proposed motion, if approved first by SSMU Council and then by undergraduates… Keep Reading

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