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Boy, Interrupted: Silent crisis of men’s mental health issues on campus

There’s something you should know about Josh*. He never experienced depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns before 2013. Until then, he firmly believed he was in control of everything in his life. Josh is a well-rounded person—he’s working on his PhD at McGill, loves to travel, listens to The Velvet Underground, runs yearly marathons, and… Keep Reading

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Commentary: McGill’s response to Syrian refugee crisis lacking

Over four million refugees are facing unparalleled violence and uncertainty due to the Syian Civil War and other armed conflict in the Middle East. Additional resources must be deployed to alleviate suffering and provide opportunities for Syrian  students. McGill University and other higher learning institutions throughout the world are in a unique position to help… Keep Reading

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McGill undergraduate medical program placed on probation

On June 17 the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) put McGill’s undergraduate medical program on probationary status due to a failure to meet a variety of proper accreditation standards. The CACMS has given the university until December to create a detailed plan to fix… Keep Reading

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McGill Board of Governors considers Divest McGill’s proposal

On May 21 the McGill Board of Governors (BoG) held its last meeting of the school year. The Federal budget McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier discussed aspects of the recently announced Federal budget in her opening remarks. Fortier highlighted that the Canadian government allocated $1.3 billion towards the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and $105 billion over… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate demands increased transparency in budgetary allocations

Questions regarding student services funding At the April 22 McGill Senate meeting, Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) President Courtney Ayukawa, Vice-President University Affairs Claire Stewart-Kanigan, Arts & Science Senator Chloe Rourke and Arts Senator Jacob Greenspon voiced concerns over the allocation of provincial government grants specified for student services in light of an $11… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Admin’s decision on women-only gym hours fails to engage students

On March 20, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens released a statement refusing the controversial request of women-only gym hours that has resulted in debate both on and off-campus. The statement, which came as a surprise to many, cited McGill’s nature as a secular, co-educational institution as the main reasons for its decision… Keep Reading

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Second annual conference held addressing mental health

The second annual Students in Mind conference took place on Sunday, Oct. 5, and aimed to address the stigmas and concerns surrounding mental health. Through a series of workshops, panels and speakers, the event, which was attended by around 80 people, aimed to create an environment where mental health could be discussed openly and without… Keep Reading

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The changing face of internet anonymity on campus

There is no shortage of anonymous online communities on a university campus, whether it be the updates of ‘spotted’ individuals engaging in out-of-the-ordinary behaviour, the online personas or usernames that mask real names on forums and discussion groups, or mobile applications like Yik Yak, an anonymous feed of posts from other students on campus. Keep Reading

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