Students Denounce Austerity, Admin Salaries and “Corporate Interests” at Concordia
Protesters blockaded Concordia’s Guy-Metro Building and occupied the eighth floor where President Alan Shepard’s office is located earlier this afternoon.
Approval to purchase Burritoville as it transitions into a student cooperative passed at the Concordia Student Union (CSU) council on Wednesday night.
Thousands Rally in Quebec City Ahead of Climate Summit
An estimated 25,000 marched for climate change action in Quebec City on Saturday in anticipation of an environmental summit between the Canadian premiers in the provincial capital this week.
SPVM Impose Force After Protest Declared Illegal In Record Time
It took all of three minutes for last night’s protest against austerity to be declared illegal by Montreal police for violating the P-6 bylaw.
Student Politicians Involved in Racist and Sexist Messages No Longer Part of ASFA
The Arts and Science Federation Association (ASFA) passed motions to implement mandatory “sensitivity training” for all leadership positions and to dismiss the association’s “consultant” at a council meeting Thursday night.
Police Flush Protesters Out of UQAM, Downtown Core with Tear Gas, Force
#occupationUQAM began after 22 protesters and students were arrested at the school for blocking entry to classes earlier during the day. They reportedly sang, flicked lights on and off and erased teachers’ notes. This all happened despite an injunction filed last week in a Quebec court forbidding protesters from preventing UQÀM students going to class.
A resignation simply wasn’t enough. The congress of the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) passed a motion to impeach its executive team at an assembly this past weekend.
Non-mixed Protest Draws Hundreds, Dispersed Within an Hour
A heavy police presence and a game of snakes and ladders characterized Tuesday night’s women and trans people-only protest against austerity measures, as one protester put it.
Here are the Candidates
Elections for the Arts and Science Federation of Associations executives begins today. The Link spoke to some of the candidates to learn about why they think they’re ideal candidates for the job.
Student Politicians Speak Out About Racism and Sexism at Concordia
“I had absolutely no idea that it would be that bad.”
That’s how Mei-Ling, an anonymous former student politician, describes working at Concordia’s Arts and Science Federation of Associations, a body that represents over 15,000 students.