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Supporting survivors means supporting their allies, too

This past year has seen momentous changes in the way McGill handles sexual misconduct allegations: The university has hired a third-party special investigator and launched an ad hoc committee regarding student-teacher relationships. However, structural issues continue to persist. On Sept. 21, the World Islamic and Middle East Studies Student Association (WIMESSA) published a statement on… Keep Reading

Faculty of Arts

“So what are you going to do with that degree? Any plans?”

Six years ago, I sat in a computer lab at my rural high school in southwestern Ontario for a mandatory course that the majority of my grade considered mind-numbingly dull: Civics and Careers. This one-credit program instructed 10th graders on ethics, resume-writing, and surviving the post-2008 labour market. Our assignment that day was to research… Keep Reading

Faculty of Arts

Open secrets and closed doors: McGill must do better in handling abusive professors

“After Concordia, McGill faces its own #metoo moment,” an April 4 CBC headline reads. McGill is failing in its response to allegations of sexual abuse. The Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) April 4 open letter on sexual violence and harassment allegations against McGill faculty names five specific Arts departments in which complaints have repeatedly come… Keep Reading

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Commentary: Alternative resources do not fill gaps in faculty advising

At the March 18 Senate meeting, Arts Senator Jacob Greenspon raised a question concerning the ratios of faculty advisors to students across faculties. Statistics exposed disparities between faculties—the greatest difference being the Faculty of Arts, with 843 students per advisor, and the Faculty of Law, with 88 students per advisor. In their response to Greenspon’s… Keep Reading

Margaret Scratcher
Faculty of Arts

April Fools’ Issue 2015

The McGill Tribune presents its articles for its annual April Fools' Joke issue:  Stories   Margaret Scratcher claws her way up to SSMU presidency SSMU's global affairs votes reverberating across international borders Library Improvement Fund creates initiative to eliminate PDA Adriana Giordano selected first overall by Linguistics in Arts Draft 2015 IRC to have all… Keep Reading

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