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CAMPUS: Controversy over travel directive continues

After working to send McGill student teachers to Indonesia for over a year, professor Fiona Benson was "gobsmacked" to learn that the university's new travel directive would force the trip's cancellation less than a month before departure. "I was given a green light to go to Indonesia by [Faculty of Education Dean Hélène Perrault] and by the administration," said Benson, who is also the director of the Faculty of Education's Office of Student Teaching.
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CAMPUS: MUNACA still without contract

The McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association's negotiation committee rejected McGill's latest contract offer last week, informing the administration that they would not lower their salary demands. MUNACA, a union representing non-academic employees like nurses, librarians, and administrative assistants, wants a 13 per cent salary increase over four years.
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MUHC and unani.ca launch patient self-management platform

Last Monday, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and a medical-technology company launched unani.ca, an innovative new personal health record (PHR) system. The interface allows patients to store all of their medical information in one place, and its developers hope that it will contribute to a growing trend of patient self-management.
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Motion moves SSMU towards vegan-friendly Shatner Building

Thanks to a motion passed last Thursday by the Students' Society Council, McGill vegans may soon have more food options available to them in the Shatner Building. The motion, put forward by Emil Briones, the representative from the Faculty of Music requires SSMU to encourage its food service tenants to offer more vegan-friendly choices, though it does not mandate tenants to provide vegan options.
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STM to launch new express bus service to Trudeau Airport

At the end of the month, the Montreal Transit Association (STM) will launch a new bus service providing direct transportation from downtown Montreal to Trudeau Airport. Service on the 747 Express bus starts on March 29. The bus will offer rides to and from the airport 24 hours a day, and will cost $7 each way.
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Newburgh to face J-Board

Four weeks after the Students' Society's Winter General Assembly, the SSMU Judicial Board has accepted a submission from members of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights concerning the impartiality of Zach Newburgh, the current speaker of SSMU Council and next year's SSMU president.
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Five Days for the Homeless fundraiser comes to McGill campus

As most McGill students went to bed on a rainy Sunday night last week, Jennifer Sault, Andreas Mertens, and a handful of other students huddled in sleeping bags under an overhang outside the Bronfman Building. The students had committed to spending the next five nights sleeping outdoors on campus as part of the Five Days for the Homeless, an annual campaign to raise money and awareness for the homeless.
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