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OSD continues to be plagued with long wait times and lack of staff

Recently, the McGill Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has faced a lack of capacity and resources due to a heavy demand from students. The OSD’s mission is to provide students who experience permanent and temporary disability, illness, and injury with a wide range of services, including workshops, note-taking services, awareness campaigns, and alternative examination… Keep Reading

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In appreciation of the McGill Library

When I look at the McGill Library, I am grateful for its extensive variety of academic sources, which have been vital to my studies. Recently, the University of Ottawa decided to cancel thousands of individual journal and database subscriptions in order to make up for a $1.5 million budget shortfall in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.… Keep Reading

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McGill faces $1.3 billion in deferred maintenance costs

McGill intends to borrow $300 million in the form of bonds over the next five to seven years to tackle deferred maintenance. Large-scale construction projects are set to take place across McGill’s Downtown and MacDonald campuses during this time period. While construction on McTavish and Sherbrooke was commissioned by the City of Montreal, building renovations… Keep Reading

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Saving Gerts: McGill’s drinking prowess can be harnessed for good

McGill’s binge-drinking culture has often, correctly, been cast in a negative light. It’s unhealthy, it hinders discretion, and events like Power Hour aren’t exactly resumé friendly. However, there may be a way to harness McGill’s drinking prowess for good. When it comes to the campus bar, Gerts, students may be able to fund their student… Keep Reading

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SSMU Council discusses the role of sponsorship in budget report

At the Sept. 29 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council, an initial report on the Society’s budget was presented by Vice-President (VP) Finance Niall Carolan. Additionally, executives gave reports on the formation and progress of various committees as well as upcoming plans for the year. 2016-2017 SSMU budget overview Carolan reported on the… Keep Reading

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Explaining the Athletics Fee

All McGill students, whether they are varsity athletes or not, pay the McGill Athletics and Recreation Fee. Full time undergraduate students pay $130.83 a term, and part-time students pay $79.13. Undergraduate students also contribute to the Athletics and Recreation Facilities Improvement Fee. The Athletics and Recreation fee is one of the largest student fees, and… Keep Reading

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McGill sells Redpath properties for $20.6 million

During the February Senate meeting, Christopher Manfredi, provost and vice-principal (VP) (Academic) announced the sale of a portion of McGill-owned land, resulting in an unanticipated $20.6 million in revenue for the university. Known as the Redpath properties and located to the west of campus near Guy Street and Dr. Penfield Avenue, the land was originally… Keep Reading

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Quebec finance minister holds pre-budgetary town hall at McGill

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão,  participated in a town hall meeting on the upcoming provincial budget revision at the Desautels Faculty of Management on Monday, Feb. 15, fielding questions from both students and professors on public finance, environmental economic policy, and Quebec’s changing tax structure. The town hall addressed three topics: Public finance, economy and… Keep Reading

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