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The Tribune Explains: SSMU Budget

Sometimes, while lamenting their tuition fees on Minerva, students learn that they also need to pay fees to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Each undergraduate student pays a base membership fee, which varies according to their program and credit load, in addition to fees for the Society’s services, funding committee, insurance plans, and… Keep Reading

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Demonstration of solidarity with Unist’ot’en camp on campus

Around 70 students and members of the Montreal community gathered at the Y-intersection on Jan. 14, joining tens of thousands across the country to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s fight against pipeline expansion in British Columbia (BC). Members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have set up checkpoints along the proposed route of the Coastal… Keep Reading

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Former Royal Victoria Hospital reopens as an emergency homeless shelter

As a polar vortex grips Montreal this week, the Ross Pavilion at the former Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) opened its doors on Jan. 15 as an overflow homeless shelter. Spearheaded by four Montreal homeless missions—Old Brewery Mission, Welcome Hall Mission, La Maison du Père and Accueil Bonneau—this temporary shelter will accommodate up to 80 people… Keep Reading

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McGill Book Fair opens a new chapter

In a sudden resurgence, the McGill Alumni Association’s annual book fair will return in Oct. 2019. The 2018 fair was originally planned to be the final iteration due to future renovations planned for the book fair’s space in Redpath Hall. However, organizers of the event have since made new arrangements. Anne Johnston Williams, co-book fair… Keep Reading

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Senate divided over ban on student-staff relationships

Having missed the Jan. 1 deadline set by the Quebec government to revise its sexual violence policy, McGill’s revisions, which are scheduled to be introduced to the Senate on Feb. 20, have become a point of contention between students and staff since last month’s meeting. When the Ad-Hoc Senate Committee on Teaching Staff-Student Intimate Relationships… Keep Reading

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The Tribune Explains: The McGill Budget

As McGill continues to cut important services, such as the Eating Disorder Program, while financing seemingly-endless construction projects, it is easy for students to wonder how the university prioritizes funding for its projects. With a total revenue amounting to around $1.33 billion, creating the budget is a year-long process and usually begins immediately after the… Keep Reading

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