Last week, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) issued a report on the state of campus free speech in 2012, in which the Calgary-based libertarian think-tank examined the degree and limits to free speech at Canadian universities. The overwhelming majority of schools in the report received failing grades. McGill’s […]
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On Oct. 23, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) released the results of the online ratification for its fall General Assembly (GA). The online vote ratified two motions—one to rename SSMU’s Breakout Room, the other to build a rock climbing wall in the SSMU building. Compared to the disappointing […]
The McGill Tribune has covered McGill and Montreal since 1981, initially as the official newspaper of the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU). Since its independence from SSMU in 2010, the Tribune has been operated autonomously by the Tribune Publication Society (TPS). All McGill students are automatically members of the […]
This week, students will have the opportunity to vote for the continuation of student funding of the McGill chapter of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) and CKUT, the campus radio station. The referendum questions have each demanded a change to the current opt-out system so that students will […]
McGill Tribune On Sept. 24 the National Post ran an ad by the Institute for Canadian Values which opposed the inclusion of transsexual, transgender, intersexed, and Two-spirited issues in the Ontario school curriculum taught to children between junior kindergarten and Grade 3. The ad consisted of a photo […]
I was really lame when I was a first year. In fact, I’m still a square compared to the Froshies who were outside my building late last night. I had a difficult time finding extracurriculars when I arrived three years ago. Bar hopping in first year on St. Laurent was […]
McGill Tribune The Quebec government’s recently tabled proposal to gradually increase in-province university tuition from $2,168 to $3,793—which would still make it 30 per cent lower than the present Canadian average—has predictably raised the ire of activists who favour free education for all, and engendered promises of walk-outs, demonstrations, and […]
After much deliberation, the Tribune endorses Cathal Rooney-Céspedes for the position of Students’ Society president. Although we were divided on the decision, the majority of the editorial board ultimately believes he will be most effective in implementing needed changes within SSMU. He is a candidate that understands the limitations of […]
McGill Tribune Resolution Regarding AUS Fundraiser—YES This resolution mandates that SSMU conduct a bake sale to raise funds for the AUS. The latter has had serious financial difficulties, many of which cannot be blamed on the the current executives. While the Tribune realizes that the motion is being put forward […]
In this episode of Between the Lines, the Tribune Editorial Board recaps the Architecture Cafe Rally and the ongoing drama that is AUS Frosh’s financial complications. Tune in for exciting news every week from this fantastic TVMcGill – Tribune collaboration.