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AVEQ May Be Forced to Shut Down Amid Decreasing Revenue

Executives Alleged to Have Misused Association Credit Cards

AVEQ executives and staff will be laid off this January as the association reassesses its financial stability and its continuity.

  • CSU Forms Students in Recovery Task Force

    Task Force Will Address Services Available to Students in Recovery at Concordia

    The Concordia Student Union is organizing the launch of a Students in Recovery Task Force, aimed at critiquing research the CSU has conducted on services available to those in recovery and make recommendations.

  • Online Polls Now Open for CSU By-Elections

    Union Wants Student Support For Online Voting and Fee-Levy Restructuring

    After being postponed for two months, polling for the Concordia Student Union by-elections opened today, with voting taking place online.

  • Council Update: CSU Signs Off on Deal to Provide More Mental Health Services

    Union to Sponsor Upcoming JMAS Tax Clinic

    The Concordia Student Union will be expanding mental health coverage within the undergraduate health plan. Alliance pour la santé étudiante au Québec, the union’s health and dental provider, has recently offered Empower Me, a new online mental health and wellness service for students.

  • Over 55 Cities March in Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en Nation

    Unceded Territory Victim of RCMP Invasion for Pipeline Construction

    Protesters denounced the invasion of militarized Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the unceded Wet’suwet’en nation in northern British Columbia for pipeline access on Tuesday night.

  • How Concordia is Preparing For the Anti-Sexual Violence Legislation

    How the University is Handling Sexual Violence on Campus, With Deadlines to Meet Demands Approaching Soon

    The first deadline for Quebec universities to meet their obligations under Bill 151, aimed to prevent and fight sexual violence on campuses, has passed on Jan. 1, 2019, with Concordia submitting a renewed policy on sexual violence. After Quebec passed Bill 151, universities, and CEGEPs in the province have been given until Sept. 1 2019 to put in place new rules aimed to protect their students from sexual violence. How far along is Concordia in meeting their demands?

  • Timeline of the Opioid Crisis in Canada

    How Prescription Drugs, the Government’s War on Drugs, and Black Market Fentanyl Generated High Addiction Rates

    This timeline examines the catalysts that generated an opioid epidemic in Canada, and services and circumstances that sprung from the growing death toll. It looks into factors that furthered the epidemic—with the introduction of new opioids, government policies, and initiatives, such as safe injection sites, aimed to help diminish the rates of opioid-related deaths. This is not all encompassing of every event or factor leading to the growing death toll in Canada due to opiates, as well as all of the initiatives aimed to relieve this toll.

  • CSU IT Director Says Risks Involved With Online Voting Are Being Overlooked

    “Rushed Process” Results in Return to Paper Ballots, As a Plan B

    Last Wednesday the Concordia Student Union’s IT Director Camil Gagnon-Duguay brought up his concerns about online voting in an email to the CSU’s executive team. With voting for their by-election set to take place online Jan. 15 to the 17, the union voted to use paper ballots as a backup plan.

  • The Redmen Referendum: What’s Next?

    A Month After Student Vote, McGill Provost Announces Decision Will Be Made in January

    It’s been a month since McGill students stood the rain to protest the university’s varsity sports team’s name, the Redmen. Weeks later, students voted 78 per cent in favour to change the name entirely.

  • Tenants Rights Groups Demand Reforms to Rental Board

    Petitions and Protests Planned Over the Next Few Months

    Philomène Césaire found an apartment in her price range in Parc-Extension. However, the city required her to leave in winter 2015 because her landlord’s neglect of the property made it unsafe.

  • ASFA Finance Coordinator Resigns, After Allegedly Taking Petty Cash for Nutcracker Show

    Finance Policies to Be Reviewed, After $450 Is Mishandled

    The Arts and Science Federation of Associations announced a new finance coordinator will be taking over temporarily after $450 in petty cash was retracted from the federation’s office.