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SUS Deliberates Executives and Cocurricular Events

On Sept. 20,  the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) General Council held its second meeting of the academic year. On the agenda was the announcement of available positions within the Society, responses to the increase in club activity, and comments on upcoming academic initiatives.   New Student Positions to be Filled SUS President Jasmine Leung began… Keep Reading

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Former Sadie’s location remains vacant

Four months after its closing on May 5, the space that Sadie’s, the former student-run cafe, once occupied on the second floor of the Shatner Building remains vacant. With limited room in the Shatner Building as a whole, this space would be a valuable asset for many other student groups and societies.  Sadie’s had a… Keep Reading

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Senate report shows increase in reports of sexual harassment

At this academic year’s first Senate meeting on Sept. 19, student representatives, faculty, and administration reviewed the Final Report on the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education. Senate also delivered reports on cases of sexual harassment on campus during the 2016-2017 academic year, and discussed improvements within Counselling Services including shortened wait… Keep Reading

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Seventh Annual Indigenous Awareness Week brings together views on reconciliation

From Sept. 18 to 22, the Social Equity and Diversity Education’s (SEDE) Indigenous Education Program hosted the 7th Annual Indigenous Awareness Week. Members of the McGill community attended presentations, film screenings, and activities on intersectionality, indigenous rights, and culture. Among them were presentations on the creation and application of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights… Keep Reading

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Refugees flee the US for Canada, stay in Royal Victoria Hospital

Fearing the revocation of their protected status, thousands of refugees have fled the United States for Canada. While the number of refugees coming per day has dropped since August, processing times are still high, and Montreal is responding to the influx of asylum seekers with temporary housing across the city—including at the old Royal Victoria… Keep Reading

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SSMU Board of Directors discusses constitutionality of current membership at public session

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Board of Directors (BoD) held a public session on Sept. 24 to discuss the constitutionality of the composition of the current membership of the body, among other agenda items. SSMU Vice-President (VP) Finance and Director Arisha Khan introduced a motion to add the discussion to the agenda, and explained her… Keep Reading

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SSMU Board of Directors composition risks violating constitution

The Board of Directors met on Sept. 24 and received the SSMU legal team's opinion on the matter. Read the Tribune's coverage of the session here. The below article has been updated to incorporate the findings expressed on Sunday night.   The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)’s Board of Directors (BoD), the organization’s highest governing… Keep Reading

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McGill and Montreal community honour life of Gretta Chambers, first female university chancellor

Hundreds of people gathered at the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount on Sept. 16 to honour the life and accomplishments of Gretta Chambers, former McGill Chancellor and beloved journalist, political commentator, and community builder.  Chambers passed away on Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal due to a serious heart condition. Born on Jan. 15, 1927… Keep Reading

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