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The J-Board: keeping student government in check

Last month’s SSMU electoral campaign brought forth a wave of optimistic agendas and interesting initiatives. Each candidate compellingly presented a plethora of changes that they would bring to the SSMU, should they be elected for the next academic year. Some voters are expectant to see this new VP team at[Read More…]

Students and staff protest protocol in James Square

On Jan. 23, a group of McGill students, staff, and members of campus unions congregated at James Square to protest the provisional protocol regarding demonstrations, protests, and occupations, as well as any protocol the university might implement to regulate peaceful assembly on campus. The protest comes after Provost Anthony Masi[Read More…]

Last September’s Pow Wow. (Josh Walker / McGill Tribune)

Students discuss Indigenous Studies minor

On Nov. 27, students, faculty, and other members of the McGill community shared their opinions and thoughts on the potential North American Indigenous Studies minor program at McGill during a public forum. The forum was a collaborative effort by the Aboriginal Sustainability Project (ASP), the Indigenous Student Alliance, the Aboriginal[Read More…]

Students await the election results on Nov. 6. (Luke Orlando / McGill Tribune)

McGill professors discuss implications of U.S. elections

In the Nov. 6 American presidential election, Democrat incumbent Barack Obama secured a narrow win over Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Although Obama gained a 332-206 lead in electoral college votes, his share of the popular vote—just over 50 per cent—was notably lower than the 52.7 per[Read More…]

Expert addresses impact of cuts to refugee health program

Last Wednesday, psychologist, legal scholar, and anthropologist Janet Cleveland spoke on the impact of federal cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) on refugees. The event was a Brown Bag Seminar hosted by McGill’s Faculty of Law. The policy came into effect on June 30, 2012. Cleveland said it[Read More…]

The referendum campaign period runs from Nov. 1 to 11, and polling will take place between Nov. 5 and 11. (Alexandra Allaire / McGill Tribune)

CKUT and M-SERT to run fee increase referendum questions

This fall’s referendum period for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) will include questions on increases in SSMU base fees for both the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT) and CKUT, McGill’s campus-community radio station. The campaign period runs from Nov. 1 to 11, and polling will take place[Read More…]

Suzuki and Rubin visit McGill on End of Growth Tour

On Oct. 15, economist Jeff Rubin and environmental activist David Suzuki spoke on the importance of creating a sustainable future. Held in Pollack Concert Hall, the End of Growth Tour lecture was co-sponsored by the McGill Bookstore, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, and McGill’s Institute for Sustainability in[Read More…]

Claire Stewart-Kanigan Elected Arts Representative to SSMU

Last Wednesday, Claire Stewart-Kanigan was voted in as representative of the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) to the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Legislative Council. Stewart-Kanigan won with 41.8 per cent of the total votes (975), beating out other candidates Ryan Mitton (32.2 per cent) and Harmon Moon (25.9 per[Read More…]

The 11th annual Pow Wow featured workshops and traditional dances. (Josh Walker / McGill Tribune)

11th annual Pow Wow opens Aboriginal Awareness Week

On Sept. 21, McGill’s First People’s House held their 11th annual Pow Wow on Lower Field. With traditional singing and dances, this year’s Pow Wow included a variety of cultural activities to engage students and raise awareness about Aboriginal cultures. Catching the attention of many passing students, the Pow Wow[Read More…]

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