Jacob Roberts

  • Scabs Allowed at McGill

    Emergency Stop-Work Order Denied

    Quebec’s Labour Relation Board has rejected an emergency stop-work order for McGill University.

  • Students Sit In Solidarity

    McGill’s Mob Squad Supports MUNACA

    The Mob Squad has struck again, this time in support of McGill’s non-academic employees who have been on strike for six weeks.

  • Restoration Project Likely to Gentrify Atwater Neighbourhood

    The term revitalization might conjure up images of a lush, green sanctuary in the heart of a bustling downtown metropolis—but in the case of Cabot Square, some activists say it’s an example of a whitewashed area in a gentrifying city.

  • ‘How Many Missing Before you Start Listening?’

    Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    The sixth annual March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women took over Cabot Square Oct. 4, raising awareness and demanding government money for their cause.The march began with a drum circle and a prayer before Bridget Tolley, who founded the annual event …

  • Vow of Silence

    McGill Faculty, Students Protest for Free Speech

    A crowd of students and faculty amassed outside McGill University campus Friday at 1:00 p.m., their mouths covered with green masking tape, as they protested in support of the striking McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association.

  • 1,000 Red Balloons Go By

    CSU Floats Tuition Hike Protest Into Hall Building

    Wednesday was a bad day to be globophobic, as the Concordia Student Union—in collaboration with the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec—released 1,000 red balloons in the Hall Building.
    The stunt was a protest against the proposed $1,625 tuition fee increase proposed by the provincial government.

  • Students Silenced

    Faculty, Students Protest for Free Speech at McGill

    Students and faculty taped their mouths shut last week outside of McGill University’s administration building after a ban on groups of more than 15 people on campus was put into effect.

  • 1000 Red Balloons Floating in the Hall Building

    Campaign Against Tuition Hikes Begins on ConU Campus

    One thousand helium-filled balloons were released in the lobby of the Hall Building on Sept. 28–each one affixed with an anti-tuition hike message.

  • Academic Appointments Abound

    Council Names New Senators, Gives CJLO New Shot at Fee Levy

    Four new senators were appointed by the CSU at their first Council meeting of the school year on Sept. 21.

  • Mulcair’s Musings

    NDP MP Talks

    In the last Canadian Federal election, the New Democratic Party formed the official opposition to Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. It was the largest number of seats held in the House of Commons by the NDP in its 40-year history.

  • Racial Tension Builds

    HEC Students Caught in Blackface on Campus

    During the Vaudeville era nearly a century ago, one could have seen any number of what we would now consider rights violations paraded on stage for entertainment purposes. From little people boxing to manacled bears and physically deformed people labeled as “freaks”—there was no limit to who or what unscrupulous people would take advantage of for money, all of them humiliated simply for the amusement of the audience.

  • Red in the Face

    Students Engage in Vaudevillian Racism

    A group of white students painted in blackface offended onlookers in a misguided frosh event this past Wednesday at Université de Montréal. “I was very surprised that in 2011 we still see this kind of thing going on in a city as diverse, in a university as diverse as the University of Montreal,” said Fo Niemi, the executive director of the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations.

  • Fire Hall

    Students Evacuate Building

    An accidental fire alarm disrupted studies and flooded the streets with Concordians on Sept. 12. Students were evacuated from the Hall Building of Concordia’s Sir George Williams campus at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

  • A Dark Decade

    Conference Examines Post-9/11 Democracy

    “Though we are not immune to the threat of terrorism, our society is vigilant and resilient. Canada will stand firm with our allies, defending and protecting our democratic values—freedom, human rights and the rule of the law—in the hope of a more secure and peaceful world.”

  • Stop the Music

    French Singer Fired From Play After Controversy Over Violent Past

    The announcement that French rock star Bertrand Cantat would be performing in the Théatre du Nouveau Monde’s production of the play Sophocles did not sit well with many Quebecois residents and, as a result, the singer has lost the gig.