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McGill promotes vision for equitable learning

McGill students and faculty, along with Montreal residents, discussed the role of community in education and research at the 2018 Social Equity Undergraduate Research (SEUR) and Engaged Learning Symposium on Oct. 4. The symposium, which featured panel discussions alongside the second annual SEURA, examined how the principles of equity and diversity ought to feature in… Keep Reading

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Lawsuit causes leadership crisis in the Institute of Islamic Studies

Professor Michelle Hartman and Assistant Professor Pasha Khan of the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) have been dismissed from their respective roles as the Director and Undergraduate Program Director (UPD) of the Institute. The McGill World Islamic and Middle East Studies Student Association (WIMESSA) issued a statement on Sept. 20 expressing frustration with the McGill… Keep Reading

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Malala Yousafzai addresses Montreal crowd

 Malala Yousafzai addressed an enraptured crowd of fortunate Montrealers on Sept. 26 at the annual Influence MTL 2018 conference, stressing the importance of youth activism and gender equality. The Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, took to the stage at Place Bonaventure to introduce Yousafzai and underline the importance of young people fighting for their beliefs.… Keep Reading

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SUS discusses annual budget and changes to grading policies

On Sept. 26, the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) members convened for their second annual meeting. Among the actions taken were the approval of the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, details new initiatives, and a brief discussion on desired changes to McGill’s satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading option. Members also discussed a Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU)… Keep Reading

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Special Investigator appointed to combat sexual violence

In an email addressed to members of the McGill community on Sept. 11, Provost Christopher Manfredi announced the appointment of Maître Caroline Lemay, an experienced lawyer, mediator, and ombudsperson, to the role of Special Investigator of sexual violence. In her role, Lemay will be responsible for investigating all reports of sexual violence on McGill’s campus… Keep Reading

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SSMU motion on far-right postponed

The Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council convened on Sept. 27, during which councillors Bryan Buraga, Mu Rong Yang, Garima Karia, and Andrew Figueiredo were nominated to the Board of Directors (BoD). The Legislative Council also approved a motion to prohibit the Vice-President (VP) Internal from becoming intoxicated at events and event organizers… Keep Reading

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McGill celebrates first-ever Queer History Month

The Office of the Provost, Queer McGill, and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) are a few of the many groups that have collaborated to plan McGill’s first Queer History Month. Officially known as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirited, and Intersex (LGBTQ2I+) History Month, the planned celebrations are a first for… Keep Reading

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McGill Safety Week held on Lower Field

The Downtown campus’ annual McGill Safety Week activites took place on Lower Field on Sept. 12, replete with both informational booths and fun activities. The event aimed to inform students about a wide variety of important, yet hard to come by, safety skills. First and foremost, Safety Week was a fun pitstop for students walking… Keep Reading

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McGill students run in Quebec elections

McGill students who voted in the ridings of Robert-Baldwin or Gouin on Oct. 1 will have seen the names of fellow classmates on the ballot. Two current McGill undergraduate students, Luca Brown and Alice Sécheresse, are running for office in the 2018 Quebec provincial elections. Brown, U2 Arts, is majoring in political science and minoring… Keep Reading

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Candidates face off at SSMU-organized election debate

Candidates for Westmount–Saint-Louis, the riding encompassing McGill and Milton Park, vied for students’ support in a heated all-party debate in Burnside Hall Sept. 19, discussing issues such as the deregulation of international student tuition, minimum wage, and immigration. Candidates from the four main parties—the governing Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ), the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ),… Keep Reading

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