Student Services establishes Innovation Fund

The Student Services Innovation Fund (SSIF)—a new fund that will be used to promote student-led ideas for students’ well-being and health—is currently taking applications for projects. The fund will partially be financed through a reallocation of a surplus that Student Services had accrued.  According to  Executive Director of Student Services[Read More…]

PGSS predicts surplus for academic year, votes to retain exec titles

Last Wednesday, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) Council voted  changing the titles of two executive positions. A motion presented at Council proposed changing “secretary general” to “president” and “financial affairs officer” to “chancellor of the exchequer.” Councillor Juan Camilo Pinto, mover of the motion, explained that the[Read More…]

SSMU research suggests Equity Policy compares favourably with other schools’

SSMU’s Equity Policy measures favourably against other universities, according to a report presented at the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council meeting on Feb. 20. Equity researcher Chelsea Barnett presented on the SSMU equity research study. Structure, finance, and complaints were the factors observed in the study, which compared[Read More…]

Student-Run Café opens for business

The long-awaited Student-Run Café (SRC) opened for business on Jan. 6, two months after the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) announced plans for the venture in October. Named The Nest, the café is located in the second-floor cafeteria of the SSMU Building, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to[Read More…]

What happened last week in Canada?

Canadian penny retires The Royal Canadian Mint officially stopped distributing the penny on Feb. 4, almost a year after Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced the penny’s discontinuation in the federal budget of March 2012. According to CBC News, one penny cost the government 1.6 cents to produce, and a[Read More…]

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