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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Students react to Trump victory, implications for Canadians

Stephen Wilfeard, an international student from upstate New York attending the University of P.E.I (UPEI), said he was always planning to apply for permanent residency in Canada—but the results of the 2016 American election now make him want to speed the process up. “I think I’ve realized after [Donald Trump’s] victory, I’m more appreciative of Canada now. Someone like Trump wouldn’t come to power in Canada,” Wilfeard said. Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States on Nov. 8. Some of his proposed policies include the deportation of illegal immigrants, a hard stance on terrorism, and protectionist policies over the American economy, including renegotiation of previously existing trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. […]

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Studentcare: An in-depth look at CUSA’s health plan provider

With the Carleton University Students’ Association’s (CUSA) planning to increase the price of the student health plan to provide more benefits, The Charlatan took a look at the company who provides undergraduate students with insurance. CUSA has been partnered with Studentcare—an insurance broker—to provide students with their health plan for the past three and a half years. They were contracted by CUSA in the summer of 2012 to help find them a new health plan, when Alexander Golovko was president of the student association. After leaving Carleton, Golovko started working for the company in December 2014 as a project manager along with many other former student union executives from different universities. Lev Bukhman, chief executive officer of Studentcare, said his […]

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