McGill U investigates allegation of anti-Semitism surrounding board election

McGill University has launched an investigation into the case of a Jewish student who was not ratified to the Students’ Society of McGill University’s (SSMU) Board of Directors (BoD). He was not voted in allegedly for supporting Jewish causes and opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement aims to put economic and political pressure on Israel through various boycotts against it. Noah Lew, a third-year student at McGill, along with two other students were not ratified to the SSMU’s Board of Directors, according to his public Facebook post. According to SSMU’s website, the Board of Directors supervises the management and administers the business and affairs of the SSMU. The vote took place at the SSMU’s general assembly on Oct. 23, […]

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Sports Blog: Red Bull Crashed Ice champ defends title

History was made on Mar. 4 at the first-ever Red Bull Crashed Ice race event to take place in Ottawa. For the first time in the rapidly-evolving sport’s 16-year history, racer Cameron Naasz became a two-time world champion. Fighting against a highly technical and challenging 375-metre course dropping 35 metres vertically, the riders put on quite the show for the thousands of Ottawans who braved the cold to take in the sporting spectacle. While many in the crowd were rooting for Canadian contenders Dean Moriarity, Scott Croxall and brother Kyle Croxall, it was the American rider Naasz who came out on top. Taking his second podium-topping finish of the season, and sixth podium finish of the year, Naasz said he was […]

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