Endorsement: ‘yes’ to services for Post-doctoral fellows

Currently, Post-doctoral fellows, students who have completed PhD programs and are now directly contributing to academic research, exist in a precarious limbo here at McGill. Classified as students by the Quebec government, they don’t receive the benefits of staff members. However, they are also not entitled to a package of student services[Read More…]

Post-doctoral fellows to vote on mandatory services fee

Post-doctoral fellows will vote on the creation of a $136.44 per semester student services fee during the upcoming referendum period for the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS), which runs from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14. If passed, the question mandates a non-optoutable fee for all post-doctoral fellows, which would allow them[Read More…]

PGSS Council discusses supervision, upcoming referendum

Review of supervision Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Secretary-General Jonathan Mooney announced two major projects that PGSS is currently working on. The first is the improvement of the quality of supervision for students in all departments by clarifying students’ and supervisors’ rights and responsibilities. The second project focuses on ensuring that[Read More…]

(Mike King / McGill Tribune)

McGillLeaks hijacks SSMU VP Internal’s email account

Around 9 p.m. on Monday night, a group known as McGillLeaks sent all McGill undergraduate students an email using the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Vice-President (VP) Internal’s email account. The email contained a message to the McGill community, incorporating McGillLeaks’ stated purpose, and an attached link to various[Read More…]

Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois addresses her supporters in victory rally, minutes before fatal shooting. (Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

Quebec elects PQ minority government

The Parti Québécois (PQ) won 54 seats last night in a tightly contested election called in August by the Parti Liberal de Québec (PLQ). The results were announced to an ecstatic crowd of supporters, gathered at the party’s election night rally at Metropolis in downtown Montreal. As the results rolled[Read More…]

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