McGill Senate discusses student disciplinary procedures

On Nov. 14, the McGill Senate met to discuss student disciplinary cases during the 2011-2012 academic year. Interim Dean of Students Linda Starkey presented the Committee on Student Discipline’s (CDS) annual report. The Senate also heard a presentation by Vice-Principal Research and International Relations Rose Goldstein on how McGill could[Read More…]

SSMU plans for McGill education summit move forward

On Oct. 22, members of La Table de Concertation Étudiante du Québec (TaCEQ) met for a preliminary meeting in Quebec City to discuss the upcoming Quebec education summit, which the provincial government has slated to occur in early 2013. As the provincial summit draws closer, McGill students are also working to[Read More…]

Team Ghostshell leaked records from 100 universities (Mike King / McGill Tribune)

Team Ghostshell hacks university servers around the globe

On Oct. 1, a hacking group under the moniker Team Ghostshell unleashed “ProjectWestWind,” a venture that has since leaked 120,000 records from 100 universities worldwide. The group targeted major learning institutions like Harvard and Cambridge, as well as two Canadian universities—McMaster University and the University of British Columbia. The group[Read More…]

SSMU Council tables GA motions

At last Thursday’s Council meeting of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), concerns about ambiguity in the SSMU constitution led councillors to vote to commit all nonbinding motions passed in the Oct. 15 SSMU General Assembly (GA) to the Steering and Policy committees. These committees will investigate SSMU constitutional[Read More…]

Mary Gordon on the importance of fostering empathy

As part of Desautels’ Homecoming festivities last Friday, McGill’s Social Economy Initiative (SEI) hosted a presentation by social entrepreneur Mary Gordon in the Bronfman Building. Gordon spoke to the audience about Roots of Empathy, the classroom program she founded 17 years ago to help address aggression and bullying, and to[Read More…]

The PGSS October Council meeting. (Anna Katycheva / McGill Tribune)

PGSS Council discusses McGill and Quebec education summits

Last Wednesday, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) held its October council meeting. The meeting featured discussion about the upcoming Quebec and McGill Education Summits, and included a presentation by a representative from the Fédération Étudiante Universitaire du Québec (FEUQ). The newly elected Parti Québécois (PQ) government is to hold a[Read More…]

Hundreds march for missing, murdered Indigenous women

Last Thursday evening, approximately 300 people participated in Montreal’s 7th Annual Sisters in Spirit March and Vigil for Missing and Murdered Native Women. This year’s Spirit March, held the same night as over 100 similar marches, focused on the theme of government accountability. The Spirit March has been held annually[Read More…]

The event provided a venue for dialogue. (Michael Paolucci / McGill Tribune)

Innushkueu women speak out against Plan Nord at Concordia

Tears and laughter found their space in a discussion titled “Defending the Land: Indigenous Women’s resistance to Plan Nord and community violence.” The event, held last Friday, was hosted by Concordia University’s Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Missing Justice campaign. Plan Nord is the provincial government’s plan to develop northern regions[Read More…]

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