Greenwald discussed civilian surveillance by governments. (Cordelia Cho / McGill Tribune)

Media@McGill hosts Glenn Greenwald as Annual Beaverbrook lecturer

Glenn Greenwald, award-winning journalist and this year’s Beaverbrook lecturer, spoke to McGill students and members of the Montreal community this Thursday, commenting on the recent terrorist attacks in Ottawa and Quebec and his work with National Security Administration (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. Greenwald began his lecture by addressing the attacks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa—where two

Conference discusses the future of LGBTQ Human Rights

Imagining the Future of LGBTQ Human Rights, a two-day conference held on Oct. 6 and 7 at Concordia University, sought to analyze a wide range of human rights issues and to discuss the future of the movement. The seminar addressed a multitude of critical global concerns, with a total of seven discussions on topics including

Councillors voted to pass the bylaw reform package. (Jack Neal / McGill Tribune)

PGSS General Assembly passes bylaw reform package, opposes austerity

At the Post-Graduate Students’ Society’s (PGSS) General Assembly (GA), held on Oct. 22, students participating in the meeting voted on a reform package of PGSS bylaws, the ratification of the appointment of directors, and discussed the possibility of participating in a protest against provincial austerity measures. Bylaw reform package The bylaw reform package was presented


(Photo courtesy of Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star)

Commentary: Trudeau, far from ideal

Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, has been surfing on a wave of popularity. He seems to be the leader that the Liberal Party has been waiting for, bringing the party back from the brink of irrelevance.



Transcending the Text

In 2011, Amazon announced that the sales for its Kindle e-books had surpassed those of their physical books, with 105 e-books sold for every 100 print copies. According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), e-book sales amounted to $63.9 million in 2008. In 2013, e-book sales accounted for $3 billion—a 47 per cent increase


Science & Technology


From the BrainSTEM: Federal science demands democratic reform

I’d like to think we live in a country where democracy is valued—a place where all groups are represented equally. Why then, is the Canadian government continuing to overhaul scientific communication policies while cutting the funding  for important research programs? Recently, more than 800 scientists from 32 different countries signed an open letter to Prime

Student Living


Celebrate Halloween with respect

The upcoming weekend of Halloween festivities is bound to stir up a great storm of parties, costumes, and treats. While it is easy to get caught up in the fun of being able to dress up as whatever one desires for this weekend, it is important to recognize the potential consequences of students’ choices for

Arts & Entertainment


Pop Rhetoric: The death of dialogue

The Death of Klinghoffer, composer John Adams’s opera about the Palestinian Liberation Front’s 1985 hijacking of passenger ship MS Achille Lauro and subsequent murder of handicap passenger Leon Klinghoffer, began its run at New York’s Metropolitan Opera Monday night. It was greeted by hundreds of protesters demanding that the company cancel the opera on the

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