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McGill prepares to celebrate the class of 2020 with virtual convocation ceremonies

McGill will celebrate the class of 2020 on June 18 and June 19 with virtual convocation ceremonies due to physical distancing regulations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier announced on April 24 that the in-person convocation ceremony will be postponed until Spring 2021 provided that public […]

Thousands protest against anti-Black racism and police brutality in downtown Montreal

Thousands of Montrealers gathered on May 31 in front of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal’s (SPVM) downtown headquarters to protest police brutality and anti-Black racism in Canada and the United States. The demonstrations were organized by Justice for Victims of Police Killings, Hoodstock, and Tout Le […]

Tribune Explains: The Involvement Restriction Policy

The Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Inter-faculty Involvement Restriction Policy (IRP) is a contract and policy that processes, investigates, and acts on complaints of discrimination, violence, harassment, improper conduct, or gendered violence. The policy aims to minimize harm and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the individual filing the […]

McGill’s downtown campus declared national park to protect local seagull and squirrel population

Following the McGill administration’s closure of campus until May 1 as a result of directives of the provincial government regarding limiting the spread of COVID-19, the McGill community was forbidden from gathering on the university’s grounds.  Overnight, the McGill campus was devoid of its human population, who turned to Zoom’s […]

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Students in residence urged to return home amid COVID-19 pandemic

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 […]

McGill students on geology excursion in Morocco nearly return home after being stuck for five days

As exchange students have their semesters abroad cut short and return to Canada, five students from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and their professor were stuck in Morocco for five days after travelling there for a two-week geology field research excursion on February 27. After several complications, the […]