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McGill launches third annual Black History Month celebrations

On Jan. 31, members of the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN) and the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) launched McGill’s third annual Black History Month at the Faculty Club. The event featured parliamentary poet laureate, playwright, and University of Toronto English Professor George Elliott Clarke as the keynote speaker and included musical… Keep Reading

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SUS proposes raising fees to accommodate growing organization

McGill’s Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) held a General Council meeting on Jan 23 to discuss upcoming elections, consider the aftermath of the recent Science Games, and propose an increase in the society’s membership fees.   Referendum to raise SUS membership SUS president Reem Mandil introduced a notice of motion to add three referendum questions to… Keep Reading

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Students report sexual harassment on campus at night

CW: Sexual harassment With midterm exams approaching, McGill libraries will soon be open for 24 hours, meaning that more students will be out late studying. Several students have reported seeing people masturbating on campus during the past year, often at night, and have been disappointed in the precautionary efforts. The risks on McGill’s downtown campus… Keep Reading

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SEDE to be replanted in new offices

The McGill Reporter announced on Aug. 9 that McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office is being restructured to prioritize equity issues on campus. Toward the end of the 2017-18 academic year, students responded to these changes negatively and criticized the administration for proceeding without consulting the student body, prompting the administration to hold upcoming… Keep Reading

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Arisha Khan named McGill’s 145th Rhodes Scholar for youth welfare advocacy

The Selection Committee for the Rhodes Global Scholarship has chosen Arisha Khan (U3 Arts) as McGill’s 145th Rhodes Scholar. Rhodes Scholarships fund at least two years of postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford and are awarded to promising young leaders motivated to tackle global challenges. Khan’s focus on the intersection between health services 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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