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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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New research shows video games may be addictive

Many people play video games as a temporary retreat from work or study, or to occasionally escape in the experience of traveling virtually to places and situations unlikely or impossible in the real world. According to recent studies by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and by psychology researchers at Iowa… Keep Reading

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Montreal General Hospital cuts down MRI waiting times

The Montreal General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital have made a dent in the long waiting lists for some MRI examinations by extending their MRI operating hours. With hours now stretching into the evenings and weekends, the amount of time a patient must wait for an MRI scan for a minor injury has decreased.… Keep Reading

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SSMU considers switching to kegs for on-campus events

The Students’ Society is looking into the possibility of substituting kegs for bottles at campus events such as Frosh and OAP. SSMU President Zach Newburgh said that the recently proposed alternative has several benefits over the use of beer bottles, including sustainability, safety, and ease of use. “By using kegs we are avoiding the process… Keep Reading

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Maclean’s cover story angers Quebecers

In the weeks since its publication, the Maclean’s magazine cover story that branded Quebec with the title of “Most Corrupt Province in Canada” has aroused strong reactions throughout the province. In the article, which appeared in the October 4 issue, Martin Patriquin examined Quebec’s political culture, which he called “perpetually rife with scandal.” Patriquin cited … 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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Celebrating its fifth year, Culture Shock reaches out

Logan Smith Logan Smith McGill students joined Montreal residents to venture beyond the McGill Ghetto during Culture Shock Week, an event co-organized by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group and the Students’ Society that runs through October 15. QPIRG, a student-run organization that focuses on research, action, and education on environmental and social justice issues,… Keep Reading

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Conference tackles worldwide human rights problems

A diverse group of scholars, lawyers, politicians, and members of various academic disciplines gathered last weekend for the Global Conference on Human Rights and Diverse Societies at Centre Mont Royal, steps away from the McGill campus.   Founded by Gordon Echenberg as the Echenberg Family Human Rights Conference, this was the second event of its… Keep Reading

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