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AI For Social Good: Addressing the need for women in tech

In an effort to increase gender diversity in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the second annual AI For Social Good Lab initiative launched on May 14 in Montreal. The program gave 30 undergraduate women from across Canada the opportunity to use artificial intelligence to address a social issue of their choice. Currently, fewer than… Keep Reading

High as Hope reveals a grown-up Florence

Eccentric, electric, and extraordinary, Florence Welch and her devoted Machine defied conventions with their June 29 release of High as Hope. The band’s fourth album reveals a seasoned, contemplative Welch who explains her past traumas in music for the first time. Florence + The Machine’s first three albums, Lungs, Ceremonials, and How Big, How Blue,… Keep Reading

The Now Now marks the end of an era

The Now Now dropped on June 29, a little over a year after the 2017 release of Humanz—a genre-defying, guest star-studded smorgasbord of an album. The Now Now features only three musical cameos, choosing instead to privilege Damon Albarn’s voice, revealing an interiority previously unexplored on Gorillaz albums. In “Fire Flies,” Albarn sifts through meditations on… Keep Reading

The best of the fests: A guide to Montreal’s summer festivals

While Montreal isn’t famous for beaching, hiking, or other traditional aestival activities, visitors and locals alike enjoy its diverse offering of entertainment events every summer. Because many students leave Montreal during this season, it can be easy for them to overlook the unique experiences the city has to offer. If you’re a music festival junkie…… Keep Reading

Viewpoint: Spontaneous travel plans pay off

Though changing a train destination may not seem risky to many, it was a monumental leap for an MBA student. Putting my carefully-organized travel plans in jeopardy, I decided to travel across the northern  Japan to see the Japanese cherry blossom season in its final days. In the process, I learned how spontaneous decisions can… Keep Reading

2018 World Cup final preview

The 2018 World Cup draws to a close on Sunday, July 15 in Moscow, where France and Croatia will meet to decide a winner. From Spain’s last-minute firing of head coach Julen Lopetegui to Twitter’s #NeymarChallenge—named after the Brazilian superstar Neymar, who exhibited a propensity for faking excruciating pain to draw fouls and bookings–this year’s… Keep Reading

International student fees free to change

Quebec’s new budget policy will boost funding to the provincial university network by $1.5 billion over six years and give universities the power to set tuition rates for international students. The policy, announced on May 17 by Quebec Higher Education Minister Hélène David, provides McGill University with a 9.4 per cent increase in funding for… Keep Reading

Campus bar to reopen amid construction

Gerts, McGill’s on-campus bar, will reopen in the last week of August, marking a hopeful return to normalcy for student patrons and its staff. Gerts has been temporarily closed since March 17 to allow for renovations to the University Centre. Although the current construction will continue through to Winter 2019, the completion of preliminary renovations… Keep Reading

SSMU Board of Directors reduces dental coverage

As a result of an unforeseen deficit, at a meeting on June 11, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Board of Directors (BoD) voted to reduce student dental coverage from $750 to $500 for the upcoming academic year. The motion was approved by the Board, with seven votes in favour and one abstention. The… Keep Reading

From the cheap seats: We are all Iceland

Iceland made their first World Cup appearance in Russia this year, and their fans, rightfully, went all in. I landed in Reykjavik less than three hours before the kickoff of their final group stage match against Croatia and could immediately distinguish the locals from the tourists by checking who was sporting the Iceland jersey. As… Keep Reading

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