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Michelle Obama urges the power of education in Montreal

On Feb. 5, a crowd of 10,000 welcomed the 2018 Bell International Speaker Series (BISS) guest Michelle Obama to the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM). Obama presented a talk on womanhood and the power of collective organization, drawing upon her background as an activist, Princeton and Harvard graduate, lawyer, and former first lady… Keep Reading

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“McGill’s forgotten freshmen” Facebook group compensates for glitch

To overcome an error preventing some students from accessing McGill’s Facebook Community, first-year students and some students from other graduating classes have turned to the McGill’s Forgotten Freshmen (MFF) Facebook group. Membership to McGill’s Facebook community is required to access hundreds of groups affiliated with the university— users must link their registered McGill email to… Keep Reading

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AUS to create people of colour committee

At its latest Legislative Council meeting on Jan. 24, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) passed a motion to create an Ad hoc People of Colour Committee to provide a forum for people of colour (PoC) to talk about their experiences as Arts students. The committee aims to help foster dialogue about discrimination that PoC face,… Keep Reading

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VP University Affairs advocates for open educational resources at McGill

Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Vice-President (VP) University Affairs Isabelle Oke is seeking to raise awareness about Open Educational Resources (OERs) by holding an information session on Feb. 8. OERs are free teaching materials like study exercises, lecture presentations, and textbooks developed by professors and faculty from around the world. They are uploaded to… Keep Reading

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SUS Council creates new office of VP Sustainability

On Jan. 31, the Science Undergraduate Society’s (SUS) General Council convened to deliberate proposed amendments to the SUS Clubs & Services by-laws and constitution. Council also discussed the society’s upcoming social events, including the SUS 25th anniversary gala and SUS Academia Week.   Council amends Clubs & Services by-laws SUS President Jasmine Leung proposed a… Keep Reading

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McGill Students Reflect On: Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life

Students on the McGill Campus reflect on their personal understandings of and experiences with respect and inclusion. We ask what they feel the role of a University task force should be in promoting these values on campus. Some students worries about the limitations of the institution in addressing the issue; others hopeful about the dialogue that it might create. Keep Reading

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McGill recognized as number two school for efforts in sustainability

McGill continues to hold the title of the second most sustainable university in Canada, as reported by Corporate Knights magazine, which rates organizations across the country by their sustainability. McGill earned a total score of 75 per cent on Oct. 30, which was based on 13 environmental indicators including the number of green building spaces on… Keep Reading

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