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Montreal Women’s March returns with empowering intersectional messages

On Jan. 20, the Manif des Femmes Montréal, or Women’s March on Montreal, returned to Place-des-Arts for the first anniversary of 2017’s international Women’s March. Organized by leaders of the Centre des Femmes de l’UQÀM, Stella, and Black Lives Matter, the rally called for increasing representation and inclusivity in nonviolent activist movements. Donning pink knit… Keep Reading

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McGill’s Senate discusses CAMSR terms of reference

Senate—the highest academic body at McGill, composed of students, staff, and administration representatives—held its first meeting of the year on Jan. 17.  During the session, Senators approved adding the classification of the term “post-retirement” to the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contract Academic Staff and the Faculty of Medicine Faculty Council’s Terms of Reference.… Keep Reading

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McGill works to define the university context in student regulations

After finalizing updates to the Charter of Students’ Rights last October, McGill continues to deliberate changes to the Student Code of Conduct, including expanding the meaning of the “university context.” While the revisions remain tentative, McGill has made them available online, alongside a form soliciting student feedback the changes. Senate expects to finalize the Student… Keep Reading

Mental Health Awareness Week promotes wellness for every student

From Jan. 15 to 21, the 2018 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) featured a variety of events to spark discourse on mental health and strategies for improving it. Student organizers led workshops and panels on topics ranging from sleep habits, managing mental health while living in university residences, mental… Keep Reading

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SUS debates improving its General Council

The Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) General Council (GC) convened for its first meeting of the year on Jan. 17, giving the Vice-Presidents (VP) External of the various science departments an opportunity to meet with the SUS executives. Topics discussed at the meeting included the role of the GC, upcoming social events, the 2018-2019 SUS election… Keep Reading

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Increased departmental funding discussed at AUS Legislative Council

On Jan. 10, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) Legislative Council held its first meeting of the Winter semester. Council deliberated new ways to allocate the Arts Computer Lab Fund, and to incorporate funds from increased student fees into the Society’s Winter budget.   Council conducts straw poll on computer rentals Following the Fall 2017 Referendum,… Keep Reading

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Québec Studies Student Association hosts semester kickoff event

The Quebec Studies Students Association (QSSA) hosted its Kickoff Event on Jan. 12 to celebrate its recent founding and to raise awareness about the Quebec Studies program at McGill. This is the QSSA’s first speaker series since its formation in November 2017 to negotiate the continued existence of the Quebec Studies program, which had its… Keep Reading

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SSMU Legislative Council addresses CBC sexual violence report

At its first meeting of 2018 on Jan. 11, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council discussed accusations of sexual assault and harassment in the Faculty of Dentistry reported by the CBC. SSMU Indigenous Affairs Commissioner Carlee Kawinehta Loft also guest spoke on the topic of legislative reform, and Nikolas Dolmat sat in… Keep Reading

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