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Online note service hits U of T

Notesolution, a newly released online points-based service allows students to electronically exchange notes with each other. Students earn virtual “credits” for posting their class notes which they can use to purchase others’ notes.  The service, founded in December 2009 by University of Toronto alumnus Kevin Wu and released at the start of this academic year,… Keep Reading

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At Green Drinks, Mehdi discusses climate change’s effects

Jessica Batalitzky Last Tuesday night, another Green Drinks Montreal Chapter  event took place at Thomson House. Bano Mehdi, a PhD candidate in the department of geography, presented a talk titled “Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Canada.” Mehdi addressed the small but attentive crowd and attempted to dispell the common belief that climate change is… Keep Reading

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McGill grad wins Emmy with UBC documentary team

Blake Sifton, a McGill graduate, along with nine other University of British Columbia journalism students,  became the first group of students ever to win an Emmy Award last week. The group produced the documentary: Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground as part of an international reporting class at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. The film picked up… Keep Reading

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SSMU will support campus food boycott

In an effort to pressure the McGill administration to reopen the Architecture Café, the McGill Students’ Society Council voted to support a student boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services at its meeting on Thursday, despite the vocal opposition of several councillors. The motion, brought to council by Arts Senator Tyler Lawson and Arts Representative… Keep Reading

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David Suzuki discusses his legacy in lecture at McGill

Anna Bock David Suzuki, the famed Canadian author and environmentalist, was welcomed by the McGill Bookstore last Tuesday. With the release of his newest book The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for our Sustainable Future, the author addressed an eager McGill audience in a full Pollack Hall, presenting what he referred to as “a lifetime of… Keep Reading

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Engineers ban QPIRG from booking tables for one year

The Engineering Undergraduate Society Council banned the Quebec Public Interest Research Group from using its resources for up to one year at their meeting last Tuesday. The ban will prevent QPIRG from booking table space in any engineering building on campus. The ruling followed last week’s incident between members of QPIRG and the QPIRG Opt-Out… Keep Reading

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McGill placed among world’s best schools in two rankings

In two rankings released this month, McGill University was recognized as one of the world’s top universities. The QS World University Rankings placed McGill 19th globally and first in Canada, while the Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings placed McGill 35th globally and third in Canada. McGill has been in the top 25 universities in the… Keep Reading

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Redpath Museum launches new historical database website

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

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Dawson shooting game taken off-line by creator

“Dawson College Massacre,” a controversial videogame based on the 2006 shootings at Dawson College that killed one and wounded 19, was removed from the Internet on September 17 by its creator, a computer programmer with the screen name Virtuaman. Virtuaman initially refused to remove it despite numerous complaints. He only did so after discovering that… Keep Reading

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