Introducing HackMcGill: A New McGill Community

HackMcGill is a new McGill community which provides a collaborative culture for programmers and those wanting to learn about programming. Founders Vasu Nadella and Mark Prokoudine looked for an organization that would allow them to participate in “hackathons,” but found that McGill was lacking such a community. Their solution was…

30 Oct 8:48 AM 13 Read More...

Why is McGill Holding Exams in a Public Cinema?

An email from Chief Invigilator Andrea Emrick informed many students on Saturday that they are scheduled to write one or more exams in a rather unusual location: the Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre. “Due to planned construction on Pine Avenue scheduled by the city of Montreal, exams that would normally have been…

15 Apr 8:49 AM 31 Read More...

Successful Entrepreneurs Impart Advice and Insights to Students

YESocializing and ThoughtBasin held an entrepreneurship panel on Tuesday on the second floor of the Bronfman Building. YESocializing, a student-run initiative that connects aspiring student entrepreneurs with their more successful and experienced counterparts, brought in the founders and CEOs of several Montreal-based startup companies to share their advice…

04 Apr 2:29 PM 20 Read More...

McGill Unveils Plan for Tackling Budget Cuts

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum released an e-mail to the McGill community on Tuesday outlining the first concrete details of the university’s response to reductions in government funding for education. Munroe-Blum estimates that McGill will need to decrease spending by $43-million, relying on salary freezes, layoffs, and…

27 Mar 2:26 PM 0 Read More...