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Players’ Theatre closes indefinitely following safety inspection

Players’ Theatre’s office, located in Room 309 of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) building, was closed indefinitely on Feb. 12 after tests performed in preparation for the upcoming building construction showed high levels of disturbed asbestos in the space. Although SSMU staff retrieved musical instruments from the room on March 5, personal property… Keep Reading

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McGill Rare Disease Day presents an optimistic future for patients

The Medical Students’ Society (MSS rareDIG) commemorated Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 with a cocktail event and speaker series in the McIntyre Medical Building. Rare diseases are defined as those which affect fewer than one in 2,000 people, which often makes finding treatment for them more difficult than it is for common illnesses. Eight… Keep Reading

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Students angered by Grad Ball ticket confusion

The process of buying tickets for the 2018 AUS x SUS Graduation Ball at Le Windsor proved controversial after many students were unable to secure tickets in the first rounds of sales. The event, hosted by both the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS), saw rapid sell-out rates and technical difficulties… Keep Reading

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Vigil for Tina Fontaine calls for individual and institutional change

Two weeks after Gerald Stanley’s acquittal for the murder of 22-year-old Cree man Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan, a Manitoba courthouse acquitted Raymond Cormier of the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. Montrealers gathered to mourn Fontaine, Boushie, and other Indigenous people denied justice in Canadian courts at a vigil in… Keep Reading

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Montreal protesters call for the release of activist Ahed Tamimi

On Feb. 18, protesters gathered at Norman Bethune Square to condemn the ongoing incarceration of 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. After a video of Tamimi slapping an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier circulated on social media, she was arrested at her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Dec. 19, 2017. Several… Keep Reading

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McGill to offer workshops on cannabis production and quality control

In anticipation of the Canadian federal government’s plan to vote on Bill C-45, which would  legalize the sale and recreational use of cannabis, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Continuing Studies will offer two full-day workshops on medical cannabis production on May 1 and 2. The workshops will take place… Keep Reading

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SUS discusses student trip to active volcano and other extracurricular events

On Feb. 14, the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) Council appointed Haoyi Qiu as the new Science Representative to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Qiu will replace Mana Moshkforoush, who resigned earlier this month. Council also discussed progress in planning events such as the Psychology Case Competition and the Science Gala, and established goals for… Keep Reading

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