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McGill’s annual International Food Festival: Sharing culture through curries, couscous, and more

On Jan. 25, the third floor of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) building bustled with hungry students leaning over plates of food at the International Food Festival. The festival, hosted annually since 2012 by the McGill-based organization Borderless World Volunteers (BWV), raises funds for student volunteer trips with non-governmental organizations each summer. Emillee… Keep Reading

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Trib Mix: Sounds from elsewhere

As add/drop draws to a close, turn up the heat and let this international and multilingual playlist from The McGill Tribune take you elsewhere. Beginning with some familiar soft French sounds, the playlist eases into playful Italian and pensive Japanese. Fall in pyaar in Hindi and hum in Swahili, and clear your mind with some Filipino… Keep Reading

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Viewpoint: Me and my cultural fatigue

Every year, thousands of students move to Montreal to begin their journey at McGill. Although the university’s multinational student body is a blessing for international students, moving to a new place often comes with a cost that goes unnoticed by locals. When I moved to Montreal from Mumbai, I was stunned by the novelty of… Keep Reading

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I Choose Montreal aims to tap foreign talent in tech sector

I Choose Montreal (ICM), a campaign created through partnership between the Quebec government, employers, and universities, aims to encourage international students to continue living in the city after graduation by easing the process of finding permanent work in Montreal. At McGill, the project works with the International Student Service and Career Planning Service to promote… Keep Reading

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Lack of players dissappoints Team Canada

For Canadian hockey players, wearing the Maple Leaf is one of the highest honours in sports. For the chosen men and women, it signifies that he or she is amongs the world’s best. Unlike league play, representing one’s country is a patriotic duty, demonstrating pride in unparalleled ways. Keep Reading

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Mitigating the effects of the U.S. travel ban on Canadian campuses

On Friday, Jan. 27, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Additionally, the order put a halt on all refugees for 120 days and Syrian refugees, specifically, for an unspecified period. Issued against Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen,… Keep Reading

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Former Canadian High Commissioner James Wright speaks at round table event in Montreal

On Jan. 18, former Canadian high commissioner to the UK James Wright spoke at the University Club of Montreal at the “Brexit’s Fallout on International Security” event jointly organised by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Association of Canada and the Montreal Press Club. The discussion centred on the consequences of Brexit on NATO, the… Keep Reading

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Trump victory draws increased international interest in McGill

Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election on Nov. 8 has triggered increased interest in McGill from international students, both in America and abroad.   According to Director of Admissions Kim Bartlett, McGill received 400 applications from American high school students in the week following the election. A total of 1,900 U.S. applications… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: NetRoots International

NetRoots International is a non-profit organization that was created in 2011 by seven McGill undergraduate students as a Montreal chapter. The club has grown over the past four years to 50 members and expanded internationally. According to Alex Shadeed, NetRoots president and U3 Political Science and International Development student, NetRoots specializes in offering free social… Keep Reading

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