It took me until I was 12 to realize that my father’s English was accented. Before that, it was just my father’s voice: Familiar and melodic, a vestige of his first, tonal language. Like many mixed kids, I was hyper-aware of the racial categories I fit into from a young[Read More…]
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The McGill Senate held its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year on Sept. 22, where it passed several routine motions and approved the creation of an advisory committee that will counsel the university’s senior administration on COVID-19-related academic policies and planning. During the meeting, the Senate considered a motion[Read More…]
This holiday season was a weird one. With not much to do and three extra days not to do it, binging a new series on Netflix or getting lost in a good podcast wasn’t so much an option as it was a necessity. As always, the team at A&E took[Read More…]
Cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker presented this year’s Beatty Lecture to the McGill community and the general public on Sept. 25. Every year, the Beatty Lecture brings leading thinkers to McGill to present a public talk on a topic of their choice. During the online lecture, which drew in[Read More…]
SHHS requests that residence dwellers move out According to an email co-signed by the Senior Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) Marisa Albanse and Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Fabrice Labeau, practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis in large student residences is difficult due to the[Read More…]
Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, McGill experts are advising students to remain calm. About one million students and educators have been affected by the two-week closure of Quebec’s CEGEPs, secondary schools, and universities, leaving many wondering as to the possible extent of the crisis’s disruptions to their daily lives. [Read More…]
McGill suspends all online and physical classes Associate Provost (Teaching & Academic Programs) Christopher Buddle announced in a video update that McGill will be suspending all academic activities for the next two weeks during the COVID-19 crisis. “All classes are cancelled for the next two weeks, [both] online [and] in-person[Read More…]
Quebec Premier announces closure of all schools Following a directive from the Quebec government on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, McGill has cancelled classes and exams for the next two weeks. On March 13, Premier François Legault announced the two-week closure of CEGEPs, secondary schools, universities, and daycares province-wide. The McGill[Read More…]
Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning) Fabrice Labeau has announced that McGill will be cancelling classes and exams March 13 in an email sent to staff and students.
Content warning: Mentions of racialized and colonial violence. The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Indigenous Affairs hosted Have A Heart Day, a reconciliation-based event held at the First Peoples’ House on Feb. 14. At the event, some participants wrote Valentine’s Day letters with messages of support to Indigenous youth,[Read More…]