Commentary: Exercising justice at the McGill Fitness Centre

Controversy stirred on campus last week as Soumia Allalou and Raymond Grafton, two McGill Law students, reached out to the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) asking for endorsement for the implementation of women-only hours at the McGill Fitness Centre. Despite the fact that this is a common feature in[Read More…]

Getting your head in the game

In a 1987 interview with Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Firestone asked the legendary big man about the secret behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unparalleled ability to score. What made him so fundamentally different than all the other freakishly athletic seven-footers who couldn’t cut it in the NBA?  “I believe they have athletic ability,[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).

Battiston impressed at nationals. (Sam Reynolds / McGill Athletics)

McGill disappoints at national championship meet

“As long as our present group continues to strive for excellence, we should be in good shape next year and beyond,” McGill track and field Head Coach Dennis Barrett, said. “It will indeed be exciting with the talent we presently have.” His comments came in light of the general enthusiasm for[Read More…]

(Sam Reynolds / McGill Athletics)

Championship Recap

RSEQ Championship — Track & Field For the third time this season, McGill hosted the wealth of track teams from across Quebec in the RSEQ provincial championships. Battling hard throughout the weekend, the Martlets claimed their first conference title in the last six years—thanks in large part to an incredible[Read More…]

Giant marine sponge in the South Pacific. (

Ocean may yield cystic fibrosis treatment

The Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre at McGill University and the University of British Columbia are looking in unexpected places for potential cures—under the sea. Dr. David Thomas, Chair of McGill’s department of biochemistry and Canada Research chair in molecular genetics, focuses his research on investigating quality control of proteins.[Read More…]

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