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Shyam Patel – VP Finance & Operations

What experience do you bring to this position? I feel that being funding coordinator is a privilege, because not only do I have administrative experience in the sense that I know the whole staff, and I know how the system inside the office works. I’ve also gone to many Council meetings, which provides me with… Keep Reading

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Anticipated changes to Frosh unveiled at Orientation Fair

After several months of consultation, review, and discussion, the new plan for McGill Orientation and Frosh week was revealed last Thursday. With a new, more unified vision of what orientation should be and certain scheduling changes, Orientation Week aims to be more cohesive, and will connect the academic orientation, formally known as Discover McGill, with… Keep Reading

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Mere penarchy

It is a dark world out there. A state of war, each against each. You are all alone. It is mere penarchy. Despite all our progress as a species, despite our eminent legal institutions and our many esteemed documents banning torture, protecting free speech, prohibiting the wearing of a fake moustache in church if it… Keep Reading

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Ex-Mandela cabinet minister Naidoo asks big questions

Alice Walker After a warm introduction, Jay Naidoo, clad in a dress shirt and leather jacket, addressed a collection of about 100 students who gathered in the Bronfman Management Building on Thursday evening. “What do you want to talk about? Well … OK, what does the future hold?” At an event organized by the International… Keep Reading

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The Tribune’s referendum endorsements

McGill Tribune Ambassador Fee Increase—YES This proposal would raise the SSMU Ambassador Fee from $1.25 to $2.00. The opt-outable fee provides financial assistance for students looking to attend or host academic conferences, competitions, or other events. Such activities improve the university experience for countless students and also help maintain McGill’s reputation, thereby benefiting even students… Keep Reading

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Visualization techniques in shaping food habits

McGill psychology professor Baerbel Knaeuper’s research on the role of visualization techniques in shaping food habits has fast become the latest fad in the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. The basic idea is to have people try to imagine what and how much they are going to eat in detail before meals. In the pursuit… Keep Reading

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Canada wins bronze in British global immigration study

On February 28, the British Council and the Migration Policy Group published a study that ranked Canada third in the world for its policies on immigrant integration. The study compared Canada to 29 other countries, including all European Union member states as well as Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.   The British Council and… Keep Reading

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Christina Sfeir – VP Internal

Frosh is going to be significantly different next year. How much do you know about the changes that have been proposed or have already gone through and do you support them? I’m worried that the change of a Frosh leader is going to have an effect on people who want to volunteer because I know… Keep Reading

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Between two worlds

Two weeks ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and American President Barack Obama announced new plans to streamline and facilitate trade across the borders of their two countries. While this type of movement may be new to businesses, it’s a familiar reality to those who live along the border. Having lived my entire life in… Keep Reading

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Cathal Rooney-Céspedes

After much deliberation, the Tribune endorses Cathal Rooney-Céspedes for the position of Students’ Society president. Although we were divided on the decision, the majority of the editorial board ultimately believes he will be most effective in implementing needed changes within SSMU. He is a candidate that understands the limitations of both the role of the… Keep Reading

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