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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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Solving McGill’s problems, one building sign at a time

It’s no secret that McGill is currently facing a pretty long list of serious problems. The university’s reputation has taken a hit over the recent scandals plaguing the student society. Budget issues persist, as the provincial government cut funding for the 2016-2017 school year. The administration continues to clash with student groups over its investments in… Keep Reading

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Time capsule discovered during renovations of Roddick Gates

The Roddick Gates are currently under construction for maintenance and for a more welcoming design. On March 1, construction workers discovered a time capsule while lifting stones from the arches of the North-East side of the entrance. The finding was brought to McGill Archivist Lori Podolsky, who organized the reveal of the capsule on March… Keep Reading

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Start of Fiat Lux major library upgrade delayed until more fundraising pledges are received

Fiat Lux, which means ‘Let there be light’, is a renovation project for the Humanities and Social Science Library, which includes the McLennan and Redpath buildings. It aims to equip library facilities with state-of-the-art technology, in line with modern needs. The project is estimated to last five years and is to be completed in phases.… Keep Reading

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Construction affects professors and businesses

Ongoing construction on McTavish and Sherbrooke Streets has been causing trouble for students and professors alike. McGill staff and students have come up with strategies to cope with the obstructions, such as Anthropology Sessional Lecturer Karen McAllister, who created a map when students had difficulty locating her office. “Getting to lectures was an issue sometimes,… Keep Reading

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Construction challenging for students with reduced mobility

Construction on and around McGill’s downtown campus has been causing accessibility issues for individuals with injuries or mobility impairments. Roadwork on McTavish and Dr. Penfield is directly impacting pedestrians wishing to access the west side of campus–especially for those with reduced mobility. Construction is due to the City of Montreal’s preparation for its 375th anniversary… Keep Reading

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Construction forces relocation of Remembrance Day ceremony

For the first time since 2009, the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day ceremony will not be held on McGill’s Lower Field due to the construction on Sherbrooke. The ceremony will instead take place at the newly renovated Place du Canada on Rene-Levesque Boulevard. Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor Naomi Allsopp… 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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