The provincial party guide

Quebec’s General Election is set to take place on April 7, as the province gears up to elect members to the National Assembly. This year’s election sees four major parties in contention: the incumbent Parti Québécois (PQ) led by Premier Pauline Marois, the Quebec Liberal Party under Phillipe Couillard, Coalition Avenir[Read More…]

Management plagiarism and admissions policies under discussion

Qualitative assessments for admissions and a new plagiarism policy are currently under discussion between the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) and the faculty’s administration. Admission’s Policy The MUS is discussing adding more qualitative measures to the current admission requirements for prospective BCom students. Currently the Faculty of Management only considers incoming[Read More…]

McGill rescinds ATI appeal, will not pursue discretionary powers

McGill has withdrawn from their pursuit of the jurisdiction to disregard Access-to-Information (ATI) requests, according to a statement released Jan. 24. The settlement concludes a legal dispute that began in December 2012, when the university sought the right to ignore ATI requests at its discretion due to an increased volume[Read More…]

Provost speaks on government’s $1.7 billion reinvestment plan

Provost speaks on reinvestment At the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council meeting last Wednesday, Provost Anthony Masi spoke on the provincial government’s proposed reinvestment of approximately $1.7 billion in the Quebec university network over the next five years. According to Masi, the reinvestment is more accurately described as a reimbursement[Read More…]

Results of Sherbrooke referendum could lead SSMU to exit TaCEQ

Last week’s Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council meeting focused on midterm reports, where members of the SSMU executive team detailed their progress in various projects within their respective portfolios. Upcoming TaCEQ referendum raises possibility of SSMU’s departure from association SSMU Vice-President External Samuel Harris spoke on the possibility[Read More…]

PGSS passes three new non-optoutable student fees

Members of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) have approved three new fees as a result of the PGSS Autumn 2013 Referendum By-Election. Beginning next semester, graduate students will pay a $1.50 per semester fee to the McGill Writing Centre and a $0.75 per semester fee for to the McGill Tribune.[Read More…]

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