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Identities should elicit conversations, not end them
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Identities should start conversations, not end them

Being Israeli is something that I keep to myself at McGill. After returning to school this September, my peers often asked what I did over the summer. I told them that I had been travelling, but omitted that I had actually staffed a trip that took Jewish-Canadian 17-year-olds to Israel. I wasn’t willing to share… Keep Reading

External affairs require internal dialogue
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External affairs require internal dialogue

2018 has seen politics play out on social media, and the world of student government is no exception. On Oct. 2, the day after the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) won a majority mandate in the provincial election, then vice-president (VP) External of the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) Marina Cupido posted a statement on… Keep Reading

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Student committee to advocate for fall reading week

The first major steps are underway for the implementation of a fall reading week and a restructuring of the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) Board of Directors. Following the 2018 SSMU Winter Referendum, in which over 96 per cent of electors voted in favour of a fall reading week, conversations have begun at the… Keep Reading

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Candidates face off at SSMU-organized election debate

Candidates for Westmount–Saint-Louis, the riding encompassing McGill and Milton Park, vied for students’ support in a heated all-party debate in Burnside Hall Sept. 19, discussing issues such as the deregulation of international student tuition, minimum wage, and immigration. Candidates from the four main parties—the governing Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ), the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ),… Keep Reading

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McGill governance 101

STUDENTS’ SOCIETY OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY (SSMU) The governing body for undergraduate and professional students. What They Do SSMU’s mandate includes supervising undergraduate clubs and extracurricular activities, managing and ensuring the sustainability of Gerts and other long-term operations, advocating for student interests in the Senate, and planning social events such as Frosh. SSMU’s policies are decided… Keep Reading

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Open secrets and closed doors: McGill must do better in handling abusive professors

“After Concordia, McGill faces its own #metoo moment,” an April 4 CBC headline reads. McGill is failing in its response to allegations of sexual abuse. The Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) April 4 open letter on sexual violence and harassment allegations against McGill faculty names five specific Arts departments in which complaints have repeatedly come… Keep Reading

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