The first mental health policy for the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University (PGSS) is being developed, according to an announcement made at PGSS Council last Wednesday. The mental health policy committee announced it would begin implementing the policy next year. The committee, which runs under the health and wellness[Read More…]
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Qualitative vs. quantitative: A look at McGill’s admissions policy
While academic grades were once seen as the only standard for analyzing a student’s ability for admissions, this stance is changing for many in today’s society. McGill is sometimes criticized for being too “grade-centric” with their admissions process, as many programs at McGill only consider transcripts for admission. Other universities[Read More…]
Ethical economics: assessing the effectiveness of university divestment campaigns
Divestment campaigns at universities have targeted a diverse range of issues in the last several decades, varying from South African apartheid in the 1970s to companies involved in fossil fuels today Divestment is the reduction or elimination of investment in a particular company or sector for ethical and social reasons.[Read More…]
Panellists talk barriers to women in politics
Barriers to the participation of women in politics were at the forefront of a panel discussion hosted at Thomson House on Oct. 28. The event, “Yes SHE Can,” was co-hosted by the McGill Political Science Students’ Association and McGill’s Women in House program. The panel featured four experts on women[Read More…]
Harvard professor talks role of food in shaping culture
On Oct. 3, Harvard professor and historian of science Stephen Shapin gave a lecture titled “You Are What U Eat” as part of a Mossman Lecture Series hosted by McGill. Over 200 academics, professors, and students gathered at Tanna Schulich Hall to hear Shapin speak on the role of food[Read More…]
Renovations at McLennan-Redpath Library continue
Construction at the McLennan-Redpath Library—initially planned to conclude on Nov. 15—is now scheduled to continue until the first week of December. The project, which includes resurfacing the terrace and restructuring the support walls of the library complex, prevents students from accessing the building via the Redpath entrance. According to the[Read More…]
McGill rents Varcity515 floors to house first years
This year, 85 students and two floor fellows will call a building named Varcity515 home following McGill’s decision to rent two floors of this furnished student-housing complex to accommodate an excess number of students requiring places in residence.