Wave of unionization hits campus

Of all of the labour disputes on campus, the MUNACA strike has most tangibly affected students. For some, this is limited to the awkward process of crossing picket lines for class. For others, the strike has substantial implications for their research, labs, or graduation schedules. The MUNACA strike is only[Read More…]

Students win 1st prize in Go Green Challenge

  Two McGill students were recently awarded first prize in the fourth annual TD Go Green Challenge. David Morris and Omer Dor, both U3 chemical engineering students, beat out competition from 59 schools, winning $100,000 for sustainability projects at McGill, $20,000 in cash, and paid summer internships at the TD[Read More…]

Radio host Jon Steinman talks food security at McGill

Sophie Silkes On January 31, over 180 students, faculty, and community members attended a talk on local food system politics, delivered by Jon Steinman, broadcaster and host of the Nelson-based, internationally broadcast radio show “Deconstructing Dinner.” Oliver de Volpi, McGill’s executive chef, introduced Steinman and provided the crowd with mostly[Read More…]

Tree Planting

Have you ever wanted to take a helicopter to work? Could you ditch hourly wages for self-motivated piecework? Despite the intensive labour, thousands of Canadian university students opt out of retail jobs and internships each summer to attempt to make a killing replanting Canada’s forests. What is tree planting? When[Read More…]

Media Diets at McGill

The Atlantic Wire regularly prints a column entitled “Media Diet,” in which prominent writers and editors describe how they sift through the masses of information available everyday through various media outlets. Although these students have not reached the same level of literary fame as the Atlantic’s contributors, their media diets[Read More…]

Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings

This is tense, spooky music with a delightfully playful side. In Saturn Sings, her second album on the Firehouse 12 label, Mary Halvorson adds alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon and trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson to her already formidable trio with drummer Ches Smith and bassist John Hébert.   Without Halvorson, that combination[Read More…]

Reviving the undead through song

In this climate of all-things vampire, it is no surprise that Montreal’s Camp Broadway is now performing Dracula: The Musical. Based on Dracula, the Bram Stoker novel, the musical attempts to stay true to the classic Victorian tale—but this time, the story is propelled by dramatic musical numbers. With music[Read More…]

McGill earns B+ in university sustainability rankings

The Sustainable Endowments Institute gave McGill a B+ on its annual report card for university sustainability released on October 27. However, members of the university community raised doubts about the grade’s accuracy. According to Susan Paykin, director of communications for the Sustainable Endowments Institute, sustainability grades are calculated with data[Read More…]

Concordia prof speaks on bilingualism in infancy

Last Wednesday, Professor Krista Byers-Heinlein of Concordia University spoke to a crowd of professors and PhD students at McGill on the effects of bilingualism in infants. Over the past two decades, there have been several contradictory studies regarding bilingualism and its effects on word association in young children. In one[Read More…]

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