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Campus planning open house puts the future of McGill on display

From Oct. 11 to 13, McGill University’s Planning and Development Office (PDO) hosted an interactive open house for members of the McGill community to learn about future planning initiatives meant to improve both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.   Open House on the Real Estate Master Plan McGill’s downtown campus sits on 80 acres at… Keep Reading

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More questions than answers raised at the SSMU building closure information session

The University Centre, which is owned by McGill, is scheduled to close on Feb. 15 and reopen one floor at a time between August and December 2018. Tenants that are unable to relocate during that period, such as Gerts Bar, will temporarily close. While SSMU will not have to pay rent to McGill during the closure, the society will forego between $300,000 and $400,000 in revenue and relocation costs. Keep Reading

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SSMU Legislative Council in deadlock over AVEQ membership

On Oct. 12, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council held its third meeting of the Fall semester. The majority of the evening was consumed by an extensive debate on SSMU’s potential referendum to join the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ), a body that represents university student unions around… Keep Reading

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Philosopher Charles Taylor delivers 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture

On Oct. 12, philosopher Professor Emeritus Charles Taylor delivered the 2017 Beatty Memorial Lecture “The Challenge of Regressive Democracy,” at Pollack Hall. Taylor discussed recent nativist and populist waves in Western politics and their impact on major events such as Brexit and the 2016 general election in the United States. A McGill alumnus,Taylor’s career has… Keep Reading

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PGSS Secretary-General resigns following accident

On Oct. 2, the Post-graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) announced the resignation of PGSS secretary-general Jacob Lavigne by email and Facebook. According to PGSS Financial Affairs Officer Matthew Satterthwaite, Lavigne was forced to step down due to extenuating consequences of an accident he was in over the summer. The executives regret Lavigne’s departure but there is… Keep Reading

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Inter-campus shuttle faces overcapacity issues and student complaints

At the start of the Fall 2017 term, a number of students claimed to have experienced issues with taking the inter-campus shuttle between McGill’s Downtown and Macdonald campuses due to overcapacity. According to students’ complaints, buses fill up quickly during several periods, sometimes leaving a number of students unable to board despite arriving to the… Keep Reading

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SSPN restructures to allow general student body members

At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion to restructure the Students’ Society Planning Network (SSPN), the committee responsible for organizing and executing student events hosted by SSMU, including 4Floors, Faculty Olympics, and Grad Frosh. This motion opens 13 of the 15 spots on the… Keep Reading

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