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The problem with SSMU’s GSVP funding gap

Content warning: sexual violence On Oct. 6, The McGill Tribune’s editorial board published an editorial titled “The Anti-Violence Fee Levy requires immediate support.” In the article, the Editorial Board advocated for students to support the Anti-Violence Fee Levy that went before the student body for referendum Nov. 9-12. I wish that the Editorial Board had… Keep Reading

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Senate reports record-breaking philanthropic achievements

McGill's most recent fundraising campaign, History in the Making, ran from 2005 to 2013 and raised $1.026 billion over the nine years. To surpass this amount in the upcoming celebration of McGill’s bicentennial, Road to 200, Weinstein proposed a target of $1.5 billion. He emphasized the importance of capitalizing on McGill’s diverse alumni cohort, given that alumni gave 95 per cent of FY17 donations and often donated with particular areas of interest in mind, such as libraries or scholarships. Keep Reading

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Senate report shows increase in reports of sexual harassment

At this academic year’s first Senate meeting on Sept. 19, student representatives, faculty, and administration reviewed the Final Report on the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education. Senate also delivered reports on cases of sexual harassment on campus during the 2016-2017 academic year, and discussed improvements within Counselling Services including shortened wait… Keep Reading

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Governance 101

  STUDENTS' SOCIETY OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY Who They Are The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) is the representative and governing body for all students pursuing undergraduate and professional degrees at McGill. Its base of operations is the University Centre—also known as the Shatner Building, named after a particularly famous graduate. From there, it organizes student… Keep Reading

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Senate addresses reported increase in applicants to McGill from U.S. and overseas

On March 22, the McGill Senate held its monthly meeting and discussed the sale of lecture materials not produced by professors, the Annual Report on Enrolment and Strategic Enrolment Management, and the Budget Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018. Question Regarding Sale of Lecture Materials Before the meeting, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Professors Terry Hébert and… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate discusses 2017-2022 Strategic Academic Plan

The McGill Senate met on Feb.15 for an open discussion on McGill’s Strategic Academic Plan for 2017 to 2022, a presentation of the Staffing Report for 2016, and to pass a motion formally recognizing the celebration of Black History Month by the university. Open discussion on the McGill University Strategic Academic Plan 2017-2022 Vice-Principal and… Keep Reading

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Senate Report on CAMSR Open Forums on Sustainability seeks to address participant frustrations

At the Jan. 18 meeting of the McGill Senate, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi presented a Report on the McGill Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility’s (CAMSR) September Open Forums on Sustainability and a written response to its recommendations. In addition, senators addressed questions submitted by Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate releases report on systemic discrimination

The McGill Senate Ad Hoc Working Group on Systemic Discrimination released a report  on Nov. 16 describing discriminatory practices towards female, minority, and indigenous faculty members. After surveying 374 tenure-track and tenured professors, the working group found evidence of systemic discrimination at McGill. Issues raised include frustration towards the McGill administration, feelings of isolation, and… Keep Reading

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McGill Board of Governors and Senate discuss sustainability in annual joint meeting

On Nov. 10, the McGill Board of Governors (BoG) and Senate held their annual joint meeting to discuss challenges pertaining to the university’s direction and mission in the upcoming year. The discussion was focused on McGill’s sustainability plans and initiatives. Past joint Board-Senate meeting topics include strengthening mental health at McGill (2013) and  McGill’s engagement… Keep Reading

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