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McGill campus is still stuck in the BDS debate

If you didn't understand last week's highly technical debate over the constitutionality of the composition of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU)'s Board of Directors, you may be in luck. Underlying that debate was an entirely different issue, one much more familiar to students—the dispute over the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at… 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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PGSS sends Legal Information Clinic Referendum Question to online ratification

On Jan. 18, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) voted to send the Legal Information Clinic at McGill (LICM) Referendum Question to online ratification, considered an invitation to collaborate on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), and discussed Thomson House fees. Legal Information Clinic Referendum Question PGSS Council members voted to send the LICM Referendum Question to… Keep Reading

(L-A Benoit / The McGill Tribune)
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The Algemeiner ranks McGill fourth worst university for Jewish students

In late December, The Algemeiner – a Jewish newspaper in the United States – ranked McGill University as the fourth worst university for Jewish students in its first annual list of “The 40 Worst Colleges for Jewish Students” in North America. The Algemeiner editors reviewed anti-Semitic actions on campuses according to the definition by the U.S. State… Keep Reading

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J-Board decision on BDS requires further clarity in its enforcement

On May 31, the Judicial Board (J-Board) of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) released its ruling on the constitutionality of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Motion that was presented at the Winter 2016 General Assembly (GA). The McGill Tribune supports the J-Board’s decision, as it places SSMU’s commitments to its students above… Keep Reading

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McGill Matters, EP. 1: When SSMU is confronted with “external” and “divisive” issues

In Episode 1 of McGill Matters, Zac Carson, David Watson, and Albert Park discuss the referendum question on the motion regarding amendments to SSMU’s Constitution. McGill students will be voting on minor corrections to the SSMU constitution, as well as the fate of the much more controversial articles, 13.2 and 13.3. These articles would allow… Keep Reading

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McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier responds to failed BDS motion

The passage of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter 2016 General Assembly (GA), and its subsequent failure in an online ratification period, has garnered a variety of reactions among the McGill community—including the administration’s condemnation of the university’s participation in the BDS movement.  The motion,… Keep Reading

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BDS motion passes at SSMU Winter GA

A motion regarding support for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement passed at the Feb. 22 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Winter General Assembly (GA), with 512 students voting “Yes,” 357 voting “No,” and 14 abstentions.  The two other motions up for vote passed with no discussion from the assembly:  Motion for an… Keep Reading

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