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  • Meet VPS-24

    Students Ask University to Better Define Space in New Policy

    When does a gathering of people become a temporary use of space?
    Some students are asking that question after Concordia introduced a new policy on the temporary use of space over the summer.

  • Comicon as You Are

    Near the heart of Montreal’s downtown, where the city’s watery edges creep up on the island, masked men and women rejoice in the shared passions that bring them all together.

    Here, the city’s nerdy underbelly spends one weekend a year living in the fantasy world they love so much. Through movies, television and whispers in the night, that world is rapidly expanding.

    The nerds are ready to take over.

  • Toothless Evictions

    Mohawk Council Stumped over Membership Issue

    Members of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake want to evict non-natives from their reserve; they just don’t know how.

    In February, the MCK handed out 35 eviction letters to residents of the small Mohawk community. The eviction notices were delivered to non-natives or Mohawks living with non-natives in Kahnawake—located across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal.

  • Rue Frontenac Hits Newstands this Fall

    Print Version of Website will Focus on Investigative Reporting

    Rue Frontenac, an online publication started by the locked-out staff of Le Journal de Montréal, is coming out with a print version this fall.

  • Chinese Student Association to Launch Newspaper

    Concordia University’s media outlets will soon be trilingual, as the Concordia Chinese Student Association has announced plans to launch the school’s first Chinese-language newspaper.

  • Montreal Police Formed Partnership With Canadian Army

    The SPVM and the Canadian Forces Set Up Information Exchange after 2008 Riots Rocked Montreal North

    In the aftermath of the rioting that occurred in Montreal North in 2008, the Montreal Police consulted with the Canadian Forces to learn the army’s urban warfare tactics.

  • La Rentrée

    Study finds that 80 per cent of French students who work part-time fail

    It’s called la rentrée in France, where university students are attending classes in higher numbers than last year. Although French education is virtually free, a study published last month by a French student union found that financial pressures on students decrease their chances of success.

  • Students Fight Census Ban

    Concordia Student Circulates Petition to Reinstate Mandatory Long-form Census

    Montreal students are uniting in opposition to the federal government’s forthcoming ban of the mandatory long-form census.

  • Sex and Sensibility

    Women’s and Health Groups Call for Sex Ed in Classrooms

    On Sept. 1, a coalition of health and women’s groups called for the provincial government to implement a comprehensive sex education course in Quebec high schools after new findings suggested the rates of sexually transmitted infections have skyrocketed among youth since the Ministry of Education stopped offering classes in 2001.

  • ‘Peanuts’

    Concordia TAs Remain Among Lowest Paid in Canada

    The union of Teaching and Research Assistants at Concordia ratified its first collective agreement with the university on Aug. 31, guaranteeing base salaries for Concordia TAs and RAs and solidifying the job descriptions of all three levels of TAs.