Graduate students expressed concerns about the People, Processes, and Partnerships (PPP) plan to restructure the administrative organization of Leacock Building at the Dec. 4 Council meeting of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS). The project was introduced in Fall 2012, but has seen various revisions over the past[Read More…]
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Bike gates, a pedestrian-friendly campus, and a car-free McTavish Street are more than just factors of everyday life at McGill. They are all guided by the university’s Physical Master Plan, a document adopted in 2008 that outlines priorities for the development of McGill’s downtown and Macdonald campuses. The Physical[Read More…]
Undergraduate students voted “yes” to all four questions in the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Fall 2013 Referendum. As a result, SSMU has adopted their revised constitution; the Midnight Kitchen will remain in existence and raise their opt-outable student fee by $1 to $3.25 per semester; and the non-optoutable[Read More…]
Canadian Federation of Students legal case Graduate students at McGill are seeking once more to leave the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). On Nov. 6, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) heard from a group of graduate students who have started a petition to withdraw from the national[Read More…]
A storage barn and two silos at Macdonald Campus were destroyed by a fire that started just before 6 a.m. Thursday morning. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation. Employees and students performing morning chores in the cattle barn spotted the flames and shut the firewall[Read More…]
The McGill Senate could face changes to its membership and operation following a discussion about its purpose at its Oct. 16 meeting. Principal Suzanne Fortier said a working group of senators will be formed to create recommendations about potential changes to Senate’s structure and operations, which will then be voted[Read More…]
Incoming Dentistry students for Fall 2014 will pay a new mandatory $2,500 fee per semester to contribute to the Faculty of Dentistry’s $18 million relocation project. The fee is the result of a student-initiated referendum question run through the Dental Students’ Society (DSS), and will not affect current students. Announced[Read More…]
The Commission d’accès à l’information has ruled against granting McGill the discretionary power to deny Access to Information (ATI) requests. The Oct. 7 ruling comes after McGill submitted a motion last December asking for the ability to deny ATI requests that it deemed “overly broad” or “frivolous,” saying that an[Read More…]
Review of supervision Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Secretary-General Jonathan Mooney announced two major projects that PGSS is currently working on. The first is the improvement of the quality of supervision for students in all departments by clarifying students’ and supervisors’ rights and responsibilities. The second project focuses on ensuring that[Read More…]
Last Tuesday, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) released their Campus Freedom Index for 2013, with the McGill administration receiving D’s in both policies and practices and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) receiving a D in policies and an F in practices. Since its release, however, the report has become the subject of debate on campus, with members of the McGill community criticizing the JCCF for its methodology and political background.