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Know Your Athlete: Tricia Deguire

Goaltenders have one of the most important roles in hockey: They are the last line of defence against the opposing onslaught. They need a level head and quick feet—two traits which McGill Martlets goalie Tricia Deguire has in spades. Deguire, a native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, is in her third season backstopping the McGill Martlets. Growing… Keep Reading

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SSMU votes to change the name. What now?

In the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Fall 2018 referendum, 78.8 per cent of students voted in favour of changing the McGill men’s varsity athletics teams’ name. The result comes in the wake of a petition launched by SSMU Indigenous Affairs commissioner Tomas Jirousek, which has over 10,000 signatures, and a recent on-campus demonstration… Keep Reading

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In conversation with Sylvie Béliveau

This fall, McGill Athletics appointed Sylvie Béliveau as a senior advisor to its varsity sports program in the first step of the Women In Sports initiative. The initiative is funded by a $3.5 million donation from McGill varsity hockey alumni Sheryl Kerr (BCom ’67) and David Kerr (BSc ’65). The Sherbrooke native is perfect for… Keep Reading

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#ChangeTheName, and change the norms, too

Thousands of students, allies, and Montrealers have been calling on McGill to change the name of their varsity men’s sports teams. A petition on Change.org has garnered over 8,000 signatures as of press time, and a demonstration is taking place on Oct. 31, due in large part to the work of Students’ Society of McGIll… Keep Reading

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The McGill Tribune end-of-season athletic awards

2017-2018 Martlet Awards Team of the year: Martlet basketball The Martlets’ 2017-18 season couldn’t quite follow up on their prior campaign’s record highs—including a first-ever national championship title. Regardless, this year should be considered a success. Led by veterans Alex Kiss-Rusk and Frederique Potvin, among others, the Martlets made it to the U Sports semifinals… Keep Reading

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OSD-Athletics pilot project promotes inclusivity in the gym

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is collaborating with McGill Athletics to launch Fitness Access McGill, a project that will help students with physical disabilities maintain an active lifestyle. It offers students who self-identify as disabled two sessions of personal training to help learn exercise routines that they can carry into their daily lives… Keep Reading

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Letter to the Editor: Clarifying McGill’s student-athlete recruitment processes

In his Nov. 28 article in The McGill Tribune, “Selective success: A McGill recruiting story,” Patrick Beacham touched on several important issues relevant to recruiting; however there were several inaccuracies in his article that need correcting. Recruiting talented student-athletes is a complex process, much of which is governed by university leagues such as the U… Keep Reading

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In Competition With: McGill Quidditch

When two sports editors try their hand at actual sports who reigns supreme? On the second episode of In Competition With Selwynne and Stephen face-off in the most magical of McGill sports, Quidditch.  Featuring: Selwynne Hawkins and Stephen Gill Directed by April Barrett Edited by Patrick Beacham and April Barrett Crew: Emma Avery Keep Reading

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McGill Martlets volleyball sweeps UQAM Citadins for home victory

The McGill Martlets volleyball team (3-1) turned up the heat at their second home game of the season on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Martlets brought the game against the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins (1-4) to a quick close, winning in straight sets of 25-16, 25-19, and 25-17. The Martlets came out strong… Keep Reading

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