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Broadening the scope of sustainability at McGill

On Sept. 23, McGill hosted the first in a series of open forums to discuss sustainability with members of the McGill community. The forums were agreed to in the wake of Divest McGill’s sit-in at the James Administration Building in Winter 2016. The forums were structured to include segments on sustainability on campus, in academic… Keep Reading

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McGill students and faculty push for more sustainability

On Sept. 23, members of the McGill community gathered in Chancellor Day Hall for the first Open Forum on Sustainability in a series organized mandated by the Provost. Two more forums will follow, one on the downtown campus at Thomson House on Sept. 28,  and the other on MacDonald campus at the Macdonald Stewart Building… Keep Reading

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Student activism taking the front seat at McGill

Last week, McGill students were faced with a sense of déjà-vu when they were greeted by a congregation of Divest McGill speakers camped outside of the James Administration Building. In response to the McGill Board of Governor’s (BoG) decision to reject fossil fuel divestment, Divest McGill organized a sit-in, which ultimately culminated in a meeting… Keep Reading

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BoG votes against divestment following release of CAMSR report

On March 23, Principal Suzanne Fortier sent an email to the McGill student body announcing that the Board of Governors (BoG) had decided not to divest from McGill’s holdings in fossil fuel companies. Divest McGill first submitted a call to divest from fossil fuels to the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR)… Keep Reading

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McGill’s Board of Governors interrupted by Divest McGill

Members of Divest McGill interrupted the McGill Board of Governors’ (BoG) first meeting of the new year on Feb. 11. The students demanded recognition of their petition to remove university investments from the fossil fuel industry, presenting it as an opportunity to work with the board towards making McGill a more environmentally conscious place. The… Keep Reading

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Does intersectionality benefit activist movements?

Campus organizations frequently work together on political and social justice issues. Last Fall, Divest McGill worked with Aboriginal groups on campus during the simultaneous Fossil Free and Aboriginal Awareness Weeks, and Divest McGill and Demilitarize McGill oftentimes collaborate. While the methods of each of these organizations have been criticized and praised in kind, less has… Keep Reading

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AUS endorses Divest McGill petition to BoG

On Wednesday Nov. 18, the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) endorsed Divest McGill’s petition to remove McGill’s investments in fossil fuel companies and discussed future renovations to the Arts Lounge and McLennan Library.   Divest McGill endorsement   Council approved a motion of support regarding Divest McGill’s petition to the Board of Governors (BoG). The petition,… Keep Reading

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Divest McGill meets with BoG to discuss investment freeze

On Oct. 22, Divest McGill met with the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR), a sub-comittee of the Board of Governors (BOG), to discuss the future of McGill’s assets invested in fossil fuel-related industries. In their presentation, Divest McGill proposed to the committee a freeze on any future fossil fuel investments. Joey… Keep Reading

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