Kelsey Litwin

  • CSU Referendum Questions, A Run Down

    Non-Hierarchical CSU, Sanctuary Campus and Greenhouse Fee-Levy

    *Voting for the Concordia Student Union general elections will run from March 28 to 30. There are six referendum questions on this year’s ballot. The CSU represents over 35,000 undergraduate students.

  • Campus Sustainability, a Decade in the Making

    Concordia’s Sustainability Action Fund Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary

    Every year they use about $115,000 of what they get from students to fund student-led initiatives, explained SAF CEO Nadra Wagdy. They’ve used this amount to help finance about 35 projects per year, she said.

  • Nahm’sayin?:Gimme More Blanket Forts

    Blanket forts, thank you for continuously cocooning me.

  • Including the Voices of Survivors

    As Quebec Consultations on Sexual Violence Near, No Word Yet on Concordia’s Participation

    The CSU passed a motion at their last council meeting on Wednesday, March 8, demanding that the university take Quebec’s consultations on sexual violence seriously. They want to see the university actively involve individuals with something meaningful to contribute.

  • Teaching and Research Assistant Union Elect New President

    Internal Confusion Results in Confusing Election

    The union already had a president and VP, and there are only three months left until the end of the current executive’s mandate. Nonetheless, Nader Jafari Nodoushan and Meysam Salari were stepping down from their positions ahead of schedule. Fifty-odd TAs, RAs, and invigilators had gathered in Concordia’s Hall building on a Monday evening to choose new ones.

  • À Nous la Malting

    Community Groups Organize to Save the Canada Malting Factory

    Fred Burrill, an anti-gentrification organizer and PhD student at Concordia, explained that at the workshop on Feb.10, a new neighbourhood committee—tentatively titled À nous la malting—was formed and they will be meeting in the coming weeks to develop a vision for the site.

  • Community Archives Open Up a Global Past

    Concordia History Class Sifts Through NCC Archives

    A few relics survived the Negro Community Centre’s deterioration. Now, they’re in Concordia’s hands.

  • Concordia Commits to Helping Student Olympians

    Balancing Both School and Sport Will Now be Made Easier for Olympic Athletes with Game Plan Program

    It’s rare to find someone who grew up with a world-class athlete as a father. It sets a precedence of excellence—of always striving for the best and doing what it takes to get there.

  • TRAC Collective Agreement Going Off Course

    After Almost Two Years of Negotiations, Budgets Are Still Uncertain

    The projected budget for TAs and RAs at JMSB is $546,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a decrease of almost 40 per cent from the 2014-2015 academic year, when the budget was $882,624.

  • Concordia Administration’s Pay, Broken Down

    How Much Do They Make And Where Do They Spend It

    Concordia spent $5 million on the salaries of senior administrators in 2015-2016.

  • Nahmsayin?

    Maybe It’s Time to Reconsider How We Get Around

    For those of us who are not graced with the coordination or balance needed to cruise on a longboard or skateboard, scooters can be a more comforting alternative.

  • Concordia Board of Governors Fail to Implement Cohort Pricing

    BoG Meeting Was Not Livestreamed and Delayed Because of Protests

    The final vote count was 12 in favour, six against, and three abstentions, according to Norman Hébert Jr., the chair of the Board of Governors. To pass the motion, the Board needed a 60 per cent majority.

  • Concordia BoG Makes Cohort Pricing Proposal Public

    Board of Governors Set to Approve Plan That Proposes Tuition Increases of Seven, Nine Per Cent

    The ConU Board of Governors will vote Wednesday on potential tuition hikes for students in certain deregulated programs.

  • Medicalization, Privatization and Stigmatization

    Feminist Critiques of Health Care Shift the Conversation from Physiology to Sociology

    The elimination of the Women’s Health Contribution Program, which was expected to save the government $2.85 million a year, hastened the downward spiral for access to women’s health care in Canada.

  • Concordia Fine Arts Class Draws on the Neurosciences

    Convergence Initiative Unites the Arts and the Sciences

    During the course, 20-odd Fine Arts students will attend monthly lectures and private tours, alternating between focusing on the use of art in the sciences and vice versa.

  • CSU By-Election: Your Guide to the Four Referendum Questions

    The Concordia Student Union by-elections run this week from Nov. 15-17. Quorum for the by-election is 450 undergrad students.

  • CSU Council By-Elections

    Meet Your Candidates

    Seven students are running for the five available Arts and Sciences student council seats. There are three council seats for students from the John Molson School of Business and one person running. No students are running for the one Fine Arts council seat or for the two open independent council seats.

  • Concordia Research on Orgasms Puts the Female Experience First

    Study Shows That Your Experience is More Than the Sum of Your Parts

    The research takes both a clinical and historical approach to understand how females experience orgasms from multiple sites—the clitoris, the vagina, the nipples or the cervix, or others—and why that fact has been disregarded in older orgasm research.

  • First Peoples Studies Class Stands in Solidarity With Standing Rock

    Students Takes Mobilization Out of the Textbook and Into Public Space

    Stephen Karchut explained that in organizing the demonstration, it put what they were learning into practice, giving the material present-day context. “In the First Peoples Studies Program, we learn more about historical fact,” Karchut said. “We learn a lot about problems that arising for first peoples.”

  • Shred Queens Fight Skateboard’s Status Quo

    New Female Sports Group Wants to Show You That They Can Ride With, and Past, the Boys

    Hannah Sourbeer was bringing a group of teenage boys up Burke Mountain in Vermont, where she taught snowboarding lessons, when she told them that they’d be riding switch, meaning they were expected to lead with their non-dominant foot.