Contributors from this year

Apr 9, 2013

Our contributors make this paper possible. Thank you! We love you. Mayaz Alam Rebecca Alter Mido Assran Emilio Assuncao Rebecca Babcock Hrant Bardakjian Max Berger Justin Berot-Burns Anand Bery Priyanka Biljani Ilia Blinderman Matt Bobkin Anna Bock Tara...

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The J-Board

Jimmy LouApr 9, 2013

Last month’s SSMU electoral campaign brought forth a wave of optimistic agendas and interesting initiatives. Each candidate compellingly presented a plethora of changes that they would bring to the SSMU, should they be elected for the next academic year....

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Students and staff protest protocol in James ...

Jimmy LouJan 29, 2013

On Jan. 23, a group of McGill students, staff, and members of campus unions congregated at James Square to protest the provisional protocol regarding demonstrations, protests, and occupations, as well as any protocol the university might implement to regulate peaceful assembly on campus. The protest comes after Provost Anthony Masi and Vice-President (Administration and Finance) Michael Di Grappa...

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Students discuss Indigenous Studies minor

Jimmy LouDec 4, 2012

On Nov. 27, students, faculty, and other members of the McGill community shared their opinions and thoughts on the potential North American Indigenous Studies minor program at McGill during a public forum. The forum was a collaborative effort by the...

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Council debates creation of additional repres...

Jimmy LouNov 19, 2012

Last Thursday, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Council met in Burnside 511, one of two Active Learning Classrooms at McGill. Included in the topics of discussion was its relationship with the Quebec Student Roundtable (Table de...

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McGill professors discuss implications of U.S...

Jimmy LouNov 12, 2012

In the Nov. 6 American presidential election, Democrat incumbent Barack Obama secured a narrow win over Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Although Obama gained a 332-206 lead in electoral college votes, his share of the popular...

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Expert addresses impact of cuts to refugee he...

Jimmy LouNov 5, 2012

Last Wednesday, psychologist, legal scholar, and anthropologist Janet Cleveland spoke on the impact of federal cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) on refugees. The event was a Brown Bag Seminar hosted by McGill’s Faculty of Law. The policy came into effect on June 30, 2012. Cleveland said it limits health care coverage for approximately 20,000 refugee claimants in Canada. “A...

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CKUT and M-SERT to run fee increase referendu...

Jimmy LouOct 30, 2012

This fall’s referendum period for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) will include questions on increases in SSMU base fees for both the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT) and CKUT, McGill’s campus-community radio station. The...

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Daily Publication Society to hold existence r...

Erica FriesenOct 30, 2012

The Daily Publication Society (DPS), the student-run publisher of the McGill Daily and Le Délit, will not run its existence referendum until the Winter semester, at which time it will do so independently of the Students’ Society of McGill University...

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Suzuki and Rubin visit McGill on End of Growt...

Jimmy LouOct 23, 2012

On Oct. 15, economist Jeff Rubin and environmental activist David Suzuki spoke on the importance of creating a sustainable future. Held in Pollack Concert Hall, the End of Growth Tour lecture was co-sponsored by the McGill Bookstore, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, and McGill’s Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design. Rubin, the former chief economist at...

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Claire Stewart-Kanigan Elected Arts Represent...

Jimmy LouOct 16, 2012

Last Wednesday, Claire Stewart-Kanigan was voted in as representative of the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) to the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Legislative Council. Stewart-Kanigan won with 41.8 per cent of the total votes (975), beating out other candidates Ryan Mitton (32.2 per cent) and Harmon Moon (25.9 per cent). SSMU Council typically has three representatives from...

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11th annual Pow Wow opens Aboriginal Awarenes...

Jimmy LouSep 25, 2012

On Sept. 21, McGill’s First People’s House held their 11th annual Pow Wow on Lower Field. With traditional singing and dances, this year’s Pow Wow included a variety of cultural activities to engage students and raise awareness about Aboriginal...

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