SSMU candidates wrestle with eroded student trust, building closure at debate

March 15, 2018  by Domenic Casciato The seven candidates for positions in the 2018-2019 Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Executive Committee convened on March 13 for a debate hosted by Elections SSMU. Candidates for each of SSMU’s six executive portfolios presented their platforms, fielded student and press questions, and gave closing statements. Although the event was meant… Read More

McGill Senate raises concern over high rates of sexual harassment complaints

September 27, 2016 by Domenic Casciato At its first meeting on Sept. 21, the McGill Senate reviewed reports on research misconduct, sexual harassment, and social equity from the past year. During the session, Senate appointed a new assessor under the Policy on Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prohibited by Law, and laid out the plan for… Read More

AMUSE general assembly authorizes strike mandate

October 24, 2016 by Domenic Casciato With 82 per cent approval, the Association for McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) pursued a mandate on Oct. 20 to authorize the union to strike. AMUSE began in Fall 2008 in hopes of unionizing work study employees. According to the AMUSE website, there are currently 1,500 union members, representing both casual… Read More

Drop in appointments overhauled at McGill Counselling and Mental Health Services

November 8, 2016 by Domenic Casciato Starting this October, receiving medical notes for exam and assignment deferrals has been made substantially more difficult. With the ongoing integration of McGill Counselling and Mental Health Services (MCMHS), drop in appointments at the student mental health clinic have been overhauled. As a part of this change, students will no longer be… Read More