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Understanding asbestos

Asbestos: Mid-twentieth century American houses were hopeless without it. Malcolm in the Middle made a punchline out of it in an episode. Now, buildings are being forced to remove it, and some countries—including Canada—are introducing legislation to ban it completely. This is a problem that hits close to home, since many of McGill’s historical buildings contain… Keep Reading

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The McGill book fair reaches its final chapter

The annual McGill Book Fair is a popular event for students, staff, and residents of Montreal. A large selection of over 50,000 books in a wide range of categories, from fiction to physics, delight book enthusiasts. However, this year’s event, which ran Oct. 16-18, is likely the last one ever at McGill. The Book Fair… Keep Reading

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University Centre reopening delayed until 2019

Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) has postponed the opening of the University Centre building until the end of the 2018-19 school year due to construction delays, according to an Aug. 14 Facebook post. The construction, which began on March 17, was initially scheduled to be completed by the winter of 2018, with Gerts Campus… Keep Reading

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Campus bar to reopen amid construction

Gerts, McGill’s on-campus bar, will reopen in the last week of August, marking a hopeful return to normalcy for student patrons and its staff. Gerts has been temporarily closed since March 17 to allow for renovations to the University Centre. Although the current construction will continue through to Winter 2019, the completion of preliminary renovations… Keep Reading

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Mayoral election pits upstart challenger against veteran incumbent

The Montreal mayoral election on Nov. 5 presents a choice between incumbent Denis Coderre of Équipe Coderre and Valérie Plante of Projet Montreal. Though most pundits predicted at the beginning of the year that Coderre would easily secure reelection, the most recent poll put him and Plante in a dead heat. The election stakes an… Keep Reading

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Senate reports record-breaking philanthropic achievements

McGill's most recent fundraising campaign, History in the Making, ran from 2005 to 2013 and raised $1.026 billion over the nine years. To surpass this amount in the upcoming celebration of McGill’s bicentennial, Road to 200, Weinstein proposed a target of $1.5 billion. He emphasized the importance of capitalizing on McGill’s diverse alumni cohort, given that alumni gave 95 per cent of FY17 donations and often donated with particular areas of interest in mind, such as libraries or scholarships. Keep Reading

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Campus planning open house puts the future of McGill on display

From Oct. 11 to 13, McGill University’s Planning and Development Office (PDO) hosted an interactive open house for members of the McGill community to learn about future planning initiatives meant to improve both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.   Open House on the Real Estate Master Plan McGill’s downtown campus sits on 80 acres at… Keep Reading

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Montreal does not need beautification, but restoration

Among the gaping potholes, crumbling concrete, and constant display of orange construction cones around Montreal, a different colour has sprung up around the Lachine area of Highway 20. Sound barriers and underpasses have been painted blue, little blue reflective signs have been stuck into the ground, and giant blue light fixtures have been installed along… Keep Reading

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Parkour MiniCourse coming soon to McTavish

In an attempt to capitalize on the ongoing construction on McTavish, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) is rolling out a brand new MiniCourse: Campus Parkour. The course promises to be an exciting opportunity for both thrill-seekers and students just trying to get to class on time.  The course has been in development since… Keep Reading

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