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  • Concordia Student Union To Now Run Elections Through Online Voting

    New Councillors, Fee Levy Changes Also Approved in By-Election

    Undergraduates overwhelmingly voted in favour of online voting during the Concordia Student Union’s by-elections, with 96 per cent of participating students in support.

  • Montreal’s Women’s March to Fight Against Gendered Violence

    This Year’s March Focuses on Abuse Towards Women and Girls

    On the third annual Women’s march, about 100 people gathered at the Gamelin Square in -22 C weather to show their support for women and girls who have suffered abuse in their lifetime.

  • Concordia Journalism Students Strike Against Unpaid Internships

    Department Becomes Second Anglophone University to Join the Movement

    About 35 journalism undergraduates voted unanimously for a week long strike in the winter semester on Wednesday night. Students are demanding the provincial government prohibit universities and CEGEP’s from running unpaid internships and want a section on interns’ rights added to Quebec’s labour code.

  • CSU Forms Students in Recovery Task Force

    Task Force Will Address Services Available to Students in Recovery at Concordia

    The Concordia Student Union is organizing the launch of a Students in Recovery Task Force, aimed at critiquing research the CSU has conducted on services available to those in recovery and make recommendations.

  • Online Polls Now Open for CSU By-Elections

    Union Wants Student Support For Online Voting and Fee-Levy Restructuring

    After being postponed for two months, polling for the Concordia Student Union by-elections opened today, with voting taking place online.

  • Council Update: CSU Signs Off on Deal to Provide More Mental Health Services

    Union to Sponsor Upcoming JMAS Tax Clinic

    The Concordia Student Union will be expanding mental health coverage within the undergraduate health plan. Alliance pour la santé étudiante au Québec, the union’s health and dental provider, has recently offered Empower Me, a new online mental health and wellness service for students.

  • Over 55 Cities March in Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en Nation

    Unceded Territory Victim of RCMP Invasion for Pipeline Construction

    Protesters denounced the invasion of militarized Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the unceded Wet’suwet’en nation in northern British Columbia for pipeline access on Tuesday night.

  • How Concordia is Preparing For the Anti-Sexual Violence Legislation

    How the University is Handling Sexual Violence on Campus, With Deadlines to Meet Demands Approaching Soon

    The first deadline for Quebec universities to meet their obligations under Bill 151, aimed to prevent and fight sexual violence on campuses, has passed on Jan. 1, 2019, with Concordia submitting a renewed policy on sexual violence. After Quebec passed Bill 151, universities, and CEGEPs in the province have been given until Sept. 1 2019 to put in place new rules aimed to protect their students from sexual violence. How far along is Concordia in meeting their demands?

  • Timeline of the Opioid Crisis in Canada

    How Prescription Drugs, the Government’s War on Drugs, and Black Market Fentanyl Generated High Addiction Rates

    This timeline examines the catalysts that generated an opioid epidemic in Canada, and services and circumstances that sprung from the growing death toll. It looks into factors that furthered the epidemic—with the introduction of new opioids, government policies, and initiatives, such as safe injection sites, aimed to help diminish the rates of opioid-related deaths. This is not all encompassing of every event or factor leading to the growing death toll in Canada due to opiates, as well as all of the initiatives aimed to relieve this toll.

  • AVEQ May Be Forced to Shut Down Amid Decreasing Revenue

    Executives Alleged to Have Misused Association Credit Cards

    AVEQ executives and staff will be laid off this January as the association reassesses its financial stability and its continuity.