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McGill earns B+ in university sustainability rankings

The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave McGill a B+ on its annual report card for university sustainability released on October 27. However, members of the university community raised doubts about the grade’s accuracy. According to Susan Paykin, director of communications for the Sustainable Endowments Institute, sustainability grades are calculated with data […]

News in Brief

Despite a series of significant financial setbacks so far, the Arts Undergraduate Society President Dave Marshall is still optimistic about the coming year. Navigating the issues, Marshall said, requires the AUS to renew its vision and reinforce its principal duties.   “Yes, it’s an unusual year, but that doesn’t necessarily […]

Thousands celebrate newly canonized Brother Andre

Alice Walker Alice Walker Olympic Stadium’s postmodern curves have hosted metal concerts, monster truck rallies, and the MLB All-Star Game, but they have rarely formed a cathedral. On Saturday, however, the blue-and-gold plastic seats served as pews as tens of thousands celebrated the canonization of Alfred Bessette, commonly known as […]

SSMU may facilitate ablutions

When McGill Muslim students perform the ablution ritual, in which they wash their feet and hands multiple times before daily prayers, it can lead to wet countertops in Shatner bathrooms. To avoid the inconvenience and to ease the the ritual’s practice, the Students’ Society is attempting to take initiatives towards […]

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 […]