Sports briefs

Cross country  This weekend, the McGill Martlets’ Cross Country squad travelled to London, Ontario for the CIS National Championships. Junior Jessica Porfilio led the way for the team, finishing 27th overall among the athletes that ran. Although no Martlets were able to finish in the top 25, the team as[Read More…]

Fair Trade Week promotes socially conscious consumption

Last week, McGill celebrated Fair Trade Week with various events dedicated to the promotion of fair trade products, including free coffee and chocolate fountains. The weeklong event followed the announcement over the summer that the university became the first school in Quebec and the fifth in Canada to become fair[Read More…]

Beyond the Back Page: A Podcast

  Episode 11 – The Olympics and the Martlets Mayaz and Remi sit down with longtime Martlet Volleyball coach Rachele Beliveau to talk about the team, as well as her own  playing career, and her experience representing Canada in the 1984 Olympics. Download _________________________ Episode 10 – Out of the[Read More…]

Fall team previews (Part III)

After a winless 2012 season in which the team was shut out in half of its 12 outings, the Martlets have their work cut out for them this year as they continue to face extremely stiff competition within the Ontario University Athletics league (OUA).

McGill runners climb to respectable finish on Mt. Royal

The McGill Martlets ran their first meet this past weekend, taking to Mount Royal to begin the 2013-2014 cross-country season. Third-year runner Jessica Porfilio topped the leaderboard for the Martlets, coming in 11th place with a final time of 14:57. McGill finished in third place overall among 21 teams.

SSMU Winter GA features clickers

For the first time in McGill history, students used clickers at the General Assembly (GA) held by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) on Feb. 27. Although the GA did not reach quorum of 100 students, the gathering was a consultative forum that passed motions to support the Social[Read More…]

Picks for the 2013 Oscar Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a reputation as tame, dust-covered fossils that shirk from innovation and gravitate towards the crowd-pleaser. This was true for the Best Picture winners of the last two years—both The Artist and The King’s Speech are fine, but not spectacular, eulogies for[Read More…]

Records fall at biggest indoor track meet in Canada

Famous Canadian sprinters Bruny Surin, Nick Macrozonaris, and current Olympian pentathlete Jessica Zelinka hold all-time records in the Tomlinson Fieldhouse in their respective events. Over the past weekend, further history was made, as McGill played host to the 18th Annual McGill Team Challenge Meet—the largest indoor track meet in Canada.[Read More…]

Students attending the teach-in learn about the nationwide Idle No More movement. (Michael Paolucci / McGill Tribune)

First Idle No More teach-in at McGill fosters discussion

McGill’s Thomson House Ballroom was filled to capacity on Friday afternoon during McGill’s first Idle No More teach-in. The event focused on educating attendees about the Idle No More movement, which draws attention to the socio-economic, political, and cultural relationships between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government. Friday’s teach-in represented[Read More…]

Scott Loong’s breakaway to win the race, Ville Saint Laurent May 2011. (Jonathan Villemaire-Krajden)

FEATURE: Playing in the Shadows

Preparing for one of its biggest weekends of the year, McGill’s women’s lacrosse team woke up for a 6 a.m. to practice at Molson Stadium. An hour into the two-hour session, members of the Redmen football team took over the field, and the women were forced to cut their practice[Read More…]

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