Vert et Or leave Redmen feeling green

Looking for their third consecutive win, the McGill Redmen (2-2) hosted the Sherbrooke Vert et Or (1-3) on Friday night for the Red Thunder ‘Fandemonium’ night. Sherbrooke grabbed control of the game early and did not ease up on route to a 45-26 win over McGill.

PGSS to reduce Council size, oppose Charter of Values

Reduction of seats in Council The Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) has reduced the number of seats in its Council from 131 to approximately 80. The reduction maintains the proportions currently set in place for each individual Post-Graduate Student Association (PGSA), with rounding done to the nearest integer.[Read More…]

University rankings: what are they worth?

Last Tuesday, McGill lost its claim as the top university in Canada to the University of Toronto, according to the 2013 Quacquarelli Symbols (QS) World University Rankings. With the release of more rankings approaching next month, the Tribune set out to understand what university rankings actually mean, and how students—both current and prospective—should approach them.

Fall team previews

Redmen Football The 2012 season offered many tough lessons for a rebuilding program that has survived multiple winless seasons. Despite the struggles of years past, the Redmen (0-1) have numerous reasons to be optimistic after finishing last season with a 3-7 record and an RSEQ playoff loss against eventual national[Read More…]

Clément-Heydra broke out this season with 45 points. (versants.com)

Dynamic duo poised to return to national stage

Leslie Oles and Katia Clément-Heydra formed a dynamic duo on the McGill Martlets hockey team this past season. After the team went undefeated in regular season play, Clément-Heydra finished with 45 points, second only to teammate Mélodie Daoust in the country, while Oles tallied 36 points—good for sixth highest in[Read More…]

Highlights from the Mar. 20 PGSS Annual General Meeting

The Post Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Thompson House Ballroom last Wednesday evening with students, McGill staff, and PGSS members in attendance. Six motions were passed before the meeting lost quorum.   PGSS Council Before the AGM began, PGSS held a Council meeting[Read More…]

Philosophy students seek independence from AUS

The Philosophy Student’s Association (PSA) will vote for accreditation—which would grant the association organizational independence from the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)—between Mar. 11 and 15. Although both the PSA and AUS want to maintain a strong relationship, it is unclear as to what this relationship will look like in the[Read More…]

BoG discusses need for communication on budget cuts

Last Tuesday’s Board of Governors (BoG) meeting included updates on the provincial government’s $19.1 million budget cuts. The Board also discussed the damages from the flooding of the downtown campus that occurred Jan. 28, and the administration’s intention to replace the provisional protocol on protests with two documents: a Statement[Read More…]

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McGill begins to plan for $19.1 million budget cuts

On Feb. 11, Provost Anthony Masi hosted three Town Hall meetings to provide the McGill community with information about the university’s current financial situation, and to receive feedback about how to deal with cuts of $19.1 million to McGill’s 2012-2013 operating budget. The Quebec government announced these cuts last December,[Read More…]

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