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Newly-elected VP Internal Lola Baraldi will not be invalidated, Elections SSMU announces

Elections SSMU announced on Thursday that allegations of illegal campaigning by Lola Baraldi prior to her Vice-President Internal win did not constitute sufficient grounds for invalidation, as ruled by the Elections Review Committee (ERC). The VP Internal race was the closest in the 2015 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elections, with Baraldi winning over opponent Johanna

Floor fellow contract negotiations to ask for minimum wage

Negotiations between the floor fellow bargaining unit of the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) and McGill continued on March 20, following an offer presented by the administration on March 13. One of the issues is a change in floor fellow remuneration so that it complies with the Quebec Labour Standards Act (QLSA), which

Protesters gather against provincial austerity measures. (Hayley Mortin / McGill Tribune)

Six thousand march against provincial austerity measures

A demonstration of approximately 6,000 people took to the streets on March 21 against Quebec provincial government austerity cuts.  The protest was organized by a group called Printemps 2015, and is scheduled to be the first of a series of weekly protests planned for the next few months, according to Brice Dansereau-Olivier, an organizer of the

Councillors vote on motion to support student associations with their anti-austerity measures (L-A Benoit / McGill Tribune)

PGSS, SSMU host joint summit on anti-austerity measures

Members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council and the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council gathered for a joint meeting against austerity on Feb. 23. The joint council was the first of its kind, and through it, the two student unions produced a joint statement opposing provincial austerity measures. The two Councils approved

SSMU Building at McGill

Newly-elected VP Internal Lola Baraldi will not be invalidated, Elections SSMU announces

Elections SSMU announced on Thursday that allegations of illegal campaigning by Lola Baraldi prior to her Vice-President Internal win did not constitute sufficient grounds for invalidation, as ruled by the Elections Review Committee (ERC). The VP Internal race was the closest in the 2015 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) elections, with Baraldi winning over opponent Johanna

Opinion

Commentary: The dangers of empathic giving

A few weeks ago in February, James Robertson, a 56-year-old factory worker from Detroit, told police he no longer felt safe in his home. Ever since his car broke down in 2005, Robertson has walked 34 kilometres to work, five days a week. But after a touching news story about him went viral, a local

Features

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In war-torn Middle East, freelance journalists hunt for stories and sales

Since the Arab Spring began five years ago, much of what the Western world knows about the Middle East has been produced by a new band of freelance journalists on the front lines of the world’s most dangerous conflicts. Travelling to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya without the backing of major media outlets, these young

Sports

(Photo courtesy of Christine Aglot)

Know your McGill Athlete: Katie Caldwell

“When you swim for McGill, it’s all about what you do for the team,” Katie Caldwell, captain of the Martlet Swimming team, said. “I really enjoy that […] aspect of […] having that whole team behind you and scoring points for your team.” Caldwell has experienced a lot during her McGill career. She was the

Science & Technology

(Eleanor Milman / McGill Tribune)

Montreal amongst cities hosting brain awareness week

Montreal’s Brain Awareness Week began in 1996 with the help of a group of neuroscience students at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Verdun in response to the formation of the U.S.-based Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.  Today, the organization is operated by McGill, Concordia, l’Université de Montréal, and UQÁM. With 300 presentations in

Student Living

Campus Spotlight: MyVision

MyVision (MV) is a global enterprise of young people with a mission to find a solution to the world’s social issues through social business. MV McGill came to fruition in 2012 thanks to business partners and McGill undergraduate students Yashvi Shah and Joanna Klimczak. It has since evolved into a global network and is one

Arts & Entertainment

(theverge.com)

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar is at his best when he embraces the contradictions that define his life. He is one of the most famous rappers alive, but feels stifled by his culture and his past. He’s outwardly full of bravado and bluster, yet unable to get past his crippling self-doubt. Fame has let him escape from the

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