Alice Walker At 11 a.m. last Thursday, veterans, soldiers, and the McGill community gathered to remember the victims of war. The solemn ceremony featured a 21-gun salute and pipes and drums from the Black Watch of Canada. It was the second year that McGill hosted the Royal Canadian Legion, Quebec Command’s ceremony. … Keep Reading
Alice Walker Last week, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum sat down with reporters from the Tribune, the Daily, and Le Délit to discuss tuition fees, the university’s relationship with Quebec City, and competition between McGill and American schools. The interview has been edited and condensed. Thanks to the Daily and Le Délit for asking several of the… Keep Reading
The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave McGill a B+ on its annual report card for university sustainability released on October 27. However, members of the university community raised doubts about the grade’s accuracy. According to Susan Paykin, director of communications for the Sustainable Endowments Institute, sustainability grades are calculated with data from a number of sources. … Keep Reading
Students applying to study abroad in the 2011-12 academic year will be charged a non-refundable $150 application fee, due to a new policy instituted by the McGill administration this past September. Applications to study at a foreign university had previously been processed by McGill for free. According to Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning)… Keep Reading
Drs. Albert J. Aguayo and Jonathan C. Meakins, two leading figures in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, are set to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2011. “The Medical Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious groups of people that have [had] a long lasting impact on health and health… Keep Reading
Sophie Silkes Redpath Hall was filled with book lovers searching for rubies in the dust at the 40th annual McGill Book Fair held late last week. Founded by the Women’s Association of McGill in 1971, the Book Fair is now run by an independent group of volunteers, mostly elderly women who self-identify as the “Book… Keep Reading
In the wake of the administration’s closure of the Architecture Café and subsequent Students’ Society-supported boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services, some of McGill’s student-run food services have seen an increase in business this semester. Over the summer, the McGill administration closed the Architecture Café, a popular student-managed eatery in the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Students… Keep Reading
A new historical collections website was unveiled at the Redpath Museum last Thursday. After years of collaboration, the museum’s Heritage Advisory Committee has centralized the previously scattered collection of pages for easier access to departmental and special library collections, museums, and the nature reserves. The launch gave McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, along with students, staff,… Keep Reading
Margot Van Der Krogt In a last-ditch attempt to save the Architecture Café, hundreds of students gathered to protest outside the Leacock Building last Wednesday afternoon. The rally kicked off minutes before McGill’s first senate meeting of the year was scheduled to begin in Leacock 232. As administrators, professors, and other members of senate entered… Keep Reading
After several years of subsidizing French as a Second Language class fees for international students, McGill has determined that it can no longer afford to offer the program at such a low cost.
Last spring, the university decided that it would raise international tuition rates for FRSL classes in to improve McGill's severe deficit.