Hello Rez students!
Montreal- and by extension Quebec- possesses a constantly evolving social and political climate that never fails to elicit active citizenship. As students studying in Montreal, we are by default members of this social and political entity and are inevitably touched by the decisions made at both the municipal and provincial level.
While studying at McGill may sometimes cause us to experience a feeling of isolation from these issues (i.e via the “McGill Bubble”), I can guarantee that the various topics presently being discussed in our local community truly do have an effect on our daily activities. They mattered two years ago during the Quebec government’s proposed tuition increases and the resultant student protests. They mattered last year during the proposal of provincial funding cuts to universities and the subsequent responses of various academic bodies. And, they matter right now.
This Thursday (Nov 28th) at 8pm in the University Hall (3473 rue University) common room, the Rez Life team will be hosting a discussion on these various issues in a session entitled “Quebec Top 10: A Discussion on Current Issues.” Some of the awesome topics being discusses include: The Charter of Values, The Red Square Movement & Tuition Increases, and Quebec Sovereignty.
The aim of this event is to provide you with information so that you can critically reflect on the issues and come to your own conclusions. Contrasting views on all issues will be shared in order to promote a comprehensive (albeit basic) understanding of the issues.
Be sure to stop by and get informed!