Pauline Marois and Heather Munroe-Blum at odds over budget cuts. (Ben Ko / McGill Tribune)

Budget cuts could increase McGill deficit to $30 million

On Dec. 6, the Parti Québécois (PQ) announced that it expects Quebec universities to cut $124 million from their cumulative operating budgets by April 2013. According to McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, the cuts amount to 5.2 per cent of universities’ operating grants, but their introduction, two-thirds of the way through[Read More…]

PGSS hosts education summit to prepare for PQ summit

Students, faculty, administrators, and other members of the educational community within, and outside of McGill debated diverse aspects of the role of post-secondary education in Quebec, and at McGill, in early December. The two-day education summit was organized by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS), and the Students’[Read More…]

Tribune’s NHL Preview

ATLANTIC DIVISION New York Rangers: After finishing first in the East and advancing to the conference final, the Rangers fell short to their division rivals, the New Jersey Devils, last May. In response, the team made the biggest acquisition of the off season in trading for star winger Rick Nash,[Read More…]

To be or not to be

Every semester, McGill students encounter flyers, emails, and campaign slogans that draw their attention to issues that are the subject of the current referendum period. For some student groups and services, referenda are a valuable opportunity to request an increase in student fees. But referenda can also be a source[Read More…]

Admin seeks to connect to students via email

In the last two weeks, McGill has started a new communications service called “what’[email protected]” This new initiative consists of a series of weekly emails that the administration uses to provide students with information about various events and services on campus. Director of Internal Communications Doug Sweet said the new campaign[Read More…]

PGSS discusses education summit

Last Wednesday, the Council of the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) approved plans for a two-day series of panels and discussions as part of the McGill education summit this December. Other topics of discussion included the rights of graduate students as members of the Legal Information Clinic at[Read More…]

Goliath prevails: Laval ends Redmen season

Occasionally, David beats Goliath, but usually the bigger, stronger, better force has its way. Such was the case on Saturday afternoon as the Redmen saw their season come to an end in a 46-9 loss to the Laval Rouge-et-Or. Playing in its first playoff game since 2006, with only a[Read More…]

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