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CAMPUS: Activites night reaches new heights

Adding the Shatner building's fourth floor to last week's Activities Night received mixed reviews from clubs and services. According to Students' Society Vice-President Clubs and Services Floh Herra-Vega, the decision to open the top floor was made because this year SSMU recognized more clubs than ever before.
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CAMPUS: SSMU delays handbooks

A recent controversy over the content of the SSMU handbook has resulted in a three week delay in its realease due to the firing of the two original editors. Genevieve Friesen and Sara Kipp-Ferguson, the original editors for the handbook, were let go in August when the finished product was deemed unacceptable by Students' Society executives, said Vice-President University Affairs Finn Upham.
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@MAC: Hema-Quebec not afraid to head west

Although Héma-Québec is not returning to the downtown campus until at least next semester, the blood agency did not hesitate to hold a blood drive at Macdonald campus last Tuesday. The event was fairly quiet as no protesting groups were present, allowing Héma-Québec to reach its target of 70 donors with ease.
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CITY: Pedestrians take over city’s downtown

If your back-to-school shopping included a new pair of sneakers, Friday, Sept. 22 is the day to put them to use. For the fourth straight year, the city of Montreal will be participating in International Car Free Day, known locally as "En Ville, Sans Ma Voiture!" or "In Town, Without My Car!" by transforming its downtown core into a pedestrian paradise.
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Debating Union wins nationals

The McGill Debating Union had its most successful performance on the national stage in years, winning the 2010 Canadian National Debating Championships in Edmonton just over a week ago. Half of the quarterfinalists, three-quarters of the semifinalists, and both of the finalists were McGill teams.
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CAMPUS: Controversy over travel directive continues

After working to send McGill student teachers to Indonesia for over a year, professor Fiona Benson was "gobsmacked" to learn that the university's new travel directive would force the trip's cancellation less than a month before departure. "I was given a green light to go to Indonesia by [Faculty of Education Dean Hélène Perrault] and by the administration," said Benson, who is also the director of the Faculty of Education's Office of Student Teaching.
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CAMPUS: MUNACA still without contract

The McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association's negotiation committee rejected McGill's latest contract offer last week, informing the administration that they would not lower their salary demands. MUNACA, a union representing non-academic employees like nurses, librarians, and administrative assistants, wants a 13 per cent salary increase over four years.
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MUHC and unani.ca launch patient self-management platform

Last Monday, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and a medical-technology company launched unani.ca, an innovative new personal health record (PHR) system. The interface allows patients to store all of their medical information in one place, and its developers hope that it will contribute to a growing trend of patient self-management.
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Motion moves SSMU towards vegan-friendly Shatner Building

Thanks to a motion passed last Thursday by the Students' Society Council, McGill vegans may soon have more food options available to them in the Shatner Building. The motion, put forward by Emil Briones, the representative from the Faculty of Music requires SSMU to encourage its food service tenants to offer more vegan-friendly choices, though it does not mandate tenants to provide vegan options.
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