Who pays for Canada? Taxes and fairness   

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This year marks the centenary of income tax in Canada – first collected in 1918. With this in mind, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will look at ‘taxes and fairness’ during it’s annual conference from Feb. 21–23.

Open Forum opens discussion about campus culture

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The Jan. 24 Open Forum on Campus Culture was the largest of six consultation events hosted by the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life in January.

McGill honours victims of Islamic Cultural Centre attack

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Over one hundred people gathered at a ceremony in the Trottier Building yesterday to commemorate the first anniversary of the attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City that left six worshippers dead and 19 injured. The ceremony was organized by the Muslim Students Association, the Institute for Islamic Studies, the Social Equity and Diversity Office, and the Joint Board-Senate Committee on Equity.

New program seeks to make McGill workplaces more sustainable

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Sustainability Officer Shona Watt is on a mission. For over a year, Watt, who works in the McGill Office of Sustainability, has been developing a Sustainable Workplace Certification program to challenge staff and students throughout the University to foster healthier, more environmentally-friendly, and connected workplaces through individual and collective practices.

Nearing the finish line! A McGill Centraide Campaign Update

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McGill is sitting just shy of its $500,000 Centraide target for 2017, with a current total of $450,000. One in seven Montrealers benefit from United Way/Centraide funded programs.

Ageing gracefully isn’t enough any more

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About 125 seniors and young people packed the McGill Faculty Club recently. They arrived at 8 in the morning and stayed until after 4. What kept them captivated was the Symposium hosted by the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning, entitled The Challenge of Transformation: Lifelong Learning and Living in the 21st Century.

People abuzz over Art Hive Initiative

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Launched on Nov. 28, the McGill Art Hive Initiative is a gathering place, a simple space for making art. Participation requires no art background or experience. It is a space where conversation, getting to know fellow artists and creating community can accompany the process of making art.

Put a smile on the face of a child this holiday season

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Being a McGill student who also has a child can be tough over the holiday season, when economic pressures can make it challenging to buy presents. With this in mind, SEDE has joined forces with the PGSS to expand a holiday gift program for the children of McGill student parents.

Fostering respectful engagement

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As the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life finalizes its membership, co-chairs Bruce Lennox and Nandini Ramanujam discuss the work ahead.

Remembrance Day Ceremony draws young and old to Mac

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Hundreds of people gathered around the permanent War Memorial on Macdonald Campus on Nov. 9, to pay tribute to the men and women who have served in Canada’s military. As in previous years, the vast majority of people in attendance were young, not yet adults – local elementary and high school students.