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PGSS succeeds in lobbying for lower international health care rates

All international students at McGill insured with Blue Cross, a Canadian health insurance provider, will now have lower health-care rates following three years of lobbying by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) of McGill to the university. Beginning in 2011, the PGSS lobbied the university to begin a competitive bidding process for alternate healthcare options, known… Keep Reading

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PGSS General Assembly passes bylaw reform package, opposes austerity

At the Post-Graduate Students’ Society’s (PGSS) General Assembly (GA), held on Oct. 22, students participating in the meeting voted on a reform package of PGSS bylaws, the ratification of the appointment of directors, and discussed the possibility of participating in a protest against provincial austerity measures. Bylaw reform package The bylaw reform package was presented… Keep Reading

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PGSS Council endorses AGSEM union drive, creates Sustainability Committee

Last Wednesday, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council heard a presentation regarding a motion that would endorse the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill’s (AGSEM) drive to increase the scope of teaching support workers that they represented. In addition, Council passed motions concerning the Post-Graduate Student Life Reform Package, the creation of a PGSS… Keep Reading

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PGSS hosts conference on the future of health research in Canada

Dr. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), discussed the future of Canadian health research in an event hosted by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) on Sept. 26. The event was intended for graduate students seeking opportunities in academic and private medical research. Beaudet began by explaining his thoughts on the… Keep Reading

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Daycare space for McGill limited, waiting list over 700 children long

The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) is seeking to reapply to open a daycare centre after having been denied twice by the provincial government. Currently, members of the McGill community face a shortage of daycare spaces, with university waiting lists for daycare spaces running over 700 children. According to PGSS Member Services Officer Brighita Lungu, 16… Keep Reading

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PGSS executive interviews

Brighita Lungu Ge Sa Jennifer Murray Juan Pinto Nikki Meadows Julien Ouellet (pgss.mcgill.ca) This week, the McGill Tribune sat down with the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) executives to discuss their work this summer and their vision for the upcoming year. Click on the portraits to learn more. Members Affairs Officer, Brighita Lungu McGill Tribune What… Keep Reading

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