On November 29, thousands of people gathered at Place du Canada to protest the austerity measures proposed by the Liberal government. The anti-austerity demonstrators marched on Avenue Rene-Levesque, from Rue Metcalfe all the way to Rue de la Montagne, from there they moved up to St. Catherine. The march ended at Place des Festivals. The march […]

Yesterday, on November 25, more than 500 people gathered at the downtown campus of McGill University, to stand in solidarity with the on-going events in Ferguson, Missouri. The candlelight vigil was organized by the Black Students’ Network of McGill, after the Grand Jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. At […]

Every year, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill University and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) hold a series of events and workshops called Culture Shock. This year’s Culture Shock will be held between November 5 and 9, and, as always, will aim to explore myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, indigenous people […]

Legally speaking, I’m not Canadian. What I am, however, is a university student in Canada. I’ve made the conscious decision to leave my home country behind, and come here so that I could find myself a “better” life, whatever that might be. My reasons are my own, and may not be reflective of everyone’s; but […]