Highlights from the Mar 28 SSMU Council

Guest speaker: Principal Heather Munroe-Blum The guest speaker for last week’s Council meeting was Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill.  After giving a short introductory speech, she granted most of her allotted 40 minutes to a question and answer period. When asked how she felt about the new[Read More…]

Senate adopts Statement of Values for protests on campus

Statement of Values and Operating Procedures adopted McGill Senate passed a motion to adopt the “Statement of Values and Principles Concerning Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Peaceful Assembly” with an overwhelming majority on Mar. 20. The Statement of Values was created by the McGill administration in response to a[Read More…]

Philosophy students seek independence from AUS

The Philosophy Student’s Association (PSA) will vote for accreditation—which would grant the association organizational independence from the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)—between Mar. 11 and 15. Although both the PSA and AUS want to maintain a strong relationship, it is unclear as to what this relationship will look like in the[Read More…]

What happened in Canada this week?

COURT RULES PORTER MUST PAY MCGILL BACK Last Wednesday, The Montreal Gazette reported that the Quebec Superior Court has ordered former Chief Executive Officer of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Arthur Porter to pay over $252,000 back to McGill. The sum represents a loan Porter did not pay back in full[Read More…]

Protestors braved the snow to demonstrate against the government’s Plan Nord. (Anna Katycheva / McGill Tribune)

Demonstration against Plan Nord stopped by riot police

Last Friday, about 200 students, activists, and other Montreal citizens braved the snow to gather in Victoria Square to protest against the Quebec government’s Plan Nord, a project intended to develop the mining, tourism, and lumber industries in northern Quebec. Protestors marched to the Palais des Congrès, where a job[Read More…]

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