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The Tribune Explains: McGill Senate

What is the McGill Senate? The McGill Senate was established in 1935 as an elected body intended to serve as a link between the McGill community and the Board of Governors (BoG). The BoG is partially comprised of elected Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) executives, with remaining members appointed… Keep Reading

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McGill Governance 101

McGill University has an extensive system of governance bodies that manage its affairs from the undergraduate level up to administration. Making sense of this immensely complicated system is challenging to the untrained student, so we’re here to help you understand the who’s and what’s of this year’s campus politics.  SSMU Who they are and what… Keep Reading

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McGill Senate reacts to BoG decision to not divest

Following the McGill University Board of Governors’ (BoG) vote against adopting Divest McGill’s proposed actions, the Mar. 23 Senate meeting had members discussing transparency in McGill’s finances and actions. Maintaining ethical research behaviour was another topic of deliberation, as well as ensuring that no student final evaluations weighted higher than 75 per cent. Fossil fuel… Keep Reading

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Senators discuss research misconduct, divestment

Faculty members and students will now face new procedures when accused of research misconduct. At its meeting on Jan. 13, the McGill Senate approved a new research misconduct policy, discussed the university’s climate change policy, and heard annual reports from members. Research misconduct policy revisions Senate passed a research misconduct policy following a period of… Keep Reading

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Tuition deregulation, financial report dominate Senate discussion

At its third meeting of the year on Nov. 18, the McGill Senate expressed hope that the provincial government would allow for tuition deregulation for international, and potentially non-Quebec Canadian students across all faculties. Amendments to the university’s safe disclosure policy and the continued problem of deferred maintenance to infrastructure were also discussed.   Tuition… Keep Reading

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Senate discusses future plans to aid student refugees

McGill has encountered challenges in its efforts to enable more student refugees to enroll in its academic programs. On Oct. 21, the McGill Senate addressed the university’s role regarding the current Syrian refugee crisis, and measures for allowing more refugees to study at McGill. A question addressed to Senator and Deputy Provost (Student Life and… Keep Reading

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Senate discusses plans for internationalization

Last Wednesday’s McGill Senate meeting saw discussions on the role of McGill in providing higher education to refugees, McGill’s strategy for internationalization, as well as a presentation on the current state of research misconduct within the university. Access to education for refugees During the previous Senate meeting, a question was brought forward by Law Senator… Keep Reading

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No say for students in Student Services appointment

Following backlash from the McGill community over last month’s appointment of Robyn Wiltshire as the interim senior director of student services, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), Ollivier Dyens, has apologized, admitting student consultation should have been a part of Wiltshire’s hiring process. Wiltshire succeeds Richard Zereik, who served as interim director of Student Services… Keep Reading

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