McGill has entered the preliminary stages of purchasing the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) on located on University Street and Avenue des Pins, expected to be vacated by 2015. According to McGill Vice-Principal of Administration and Finance Michael Di Grappa, the RVH building would provide the university with much needed additional[Read More…]
McGill continues salary adjustments following implementation of Pay Equity Act
In 2001, the Quebec Government passed the Pay Equity Act, which aimed to remedy sex-based wage disparities by compensating female workers.
Protesters march at People’s Climate March Montreal
Approximately 5,000 people participated in the Montreal branch of the worldwide People’s Climate March demonstration last Sunday afternoon.
Daycare space for McGill limited, waiting list over 700 children long
The Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) is seeking to reapply to open a daycare centre after having been denied twice by the provincial government. Currently, members of the McGill community face a shortage of daycare spaces, with university waiting lists for daycare spaces running over 700 children. According to PGSS Member[Read More…]
McGill IRSAM volunteers host Freedom Relay Canada event at Dawson College
Last Wednesday, students at Dawson College participated in workshops and held a demonstration to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Senate discusses consent, mental health policies
Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens stated that two new sections would be added to the McGill University Athletics and Recreation Guide to Varsity Sports for Student Athletes to further define varsity student-athlete context and varsity sport guiding principles and policies, in response to a question raised by[Read More…]
New dining venues on campus recieve mixed reception
Première Moisson, the new dining option in the basement of Redpath Library, has drawn mixed reactions from students since opening earlier this month. The space, formerly occupied by Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza, has been praised for its fair trade options, but criticized for its higher costs and for the[Read More…]
McGill hosts Indigenous Homecoming for alumni
Last Thursday, Dr. Audra Simpson, a Mohawk scholar who received her PhD in Anthropology from McGill, and is currently an associate professor at Columbia University, addressed how McGill shaped her scholarly mind and the problems the university still faces in addressing indigenous issues at McGill’s first Indigenous Homecoming. Simpson discussed[Read More…]
Canadians for a New Partnership launched in Ottawa
On Sept. 4, the Canadians for a New Partnership initiative (CFNP) was officially launched in Ottawa.
Private residences add to Montreal’s student housing milieu
Although private residences have had a presence in the Montreal area for a while, this past year has seen a surge in local private residences aimed at McGill students.