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Oct. 20-24

Various locations on both campuses

This week long campaign aims to draw attention to the importance of consent through workshops hosted by various student groups around campus. It was one of the measures set forth by Ollivier Dyens last semester, following campus-wide scrutiny regarding the administration’s approach to an ongoing sexual assault case against three former Redmen football players.


SSMU General Assembly

Oct. 22 4:30 p.m.

SSMU Cafeteria

This event, which takes place once a semester, gives members of Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) the opportunity to hear reports from executives on the progress of their work at this point in the year, and to vote on various matters pertaining to the Society. The questions up for vote this semester include: A motion to support the people of occupied Palestinian Territories, a motion for SSMU to join the student coalition Étudiant(e)s Contre les Oléoducs (ÉCO), and a motion that SSMU officially oppose development of military technology on campus.

Safe Space workshop

Oct. 23 2:00 p.m.

McLennan Library Building

Hosted by the Office for Students with Disabilities, this workshop aims to raise understanding of racial and cultural discrimination on campus.


Glenn Greenwald

Oct. 23 6:00

Pollock Hall

Greenwald, a renowned journalist and lawyer, who broke the story regarding citizen surveillance by the National Security Agency, will be speaking at McGill’s 2014 Annual Beaverbrook Lecture.

Admission is first-come, first-serve.

Conference on Food Security

Oct. 28 6:30 p.m. & Oct. 29 all day

New Residence Hall

This two-day event aims to address matters regarding food availability for the world’s expanding population. It will feature workshops, presentations, and discussions, and will be attended by students, government representatives, and members of NGOs.

Admission for students is $60.

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