Throughout your McGill career you'll go through tons of different types of profs. You'll absolutely love some, you'll gut-wrenchingly hate others, and some will leave no impression on you whatsoever. No matter the outcome, at the end of your years here everyone can sympathize with one another over having experienced a certain type of prof.
1. The technologically inept prof
Trying to get the powerpoint to work or a video to play is the most painfully slow experience in the world, and lord help us if they even try to attempt a clicker question.
2. The over-sharer
They take class as an opportunity to tell you every detail of their life. Bonus points go to the ones that show pictures of their family and give you their home phone numbers.
3. The ancient expert
They’ve been teaching the class forever and have it down to an exact science. The best is when they don’t realize copies of their exams have been circulating online for years.
4. The not-technically-a-prof prof
The profs that are still masters or PhD students can go one of two ways: they’ll sympathize with you and try to make their class actually helpful and enjoyable or they go on a bit of a power trip and make the class a living hell.
5. The questionably offensive prof
Tenure is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? Half of the comments they make have you thinking “are they even allowed to be saying this?” especially when their digs are directed right at McGill.
6. The aspiring comedian
Most of the time no one understands the jokes that they’re making, but these profs take their classes as an opportunity to workshop their course-related-humour. While it can lead to some serious second-hand embarrassment, it’ll at least keep you entertained for the hour.
7. The “I don’t want to be here but I need the research money” prof
You can usually tell which profs these are if they have a minimal amount of exams, and they’re probably all multiple choice. Also, only the TA’s have office hours, because you need to make an appointment if you want to take up any more of the prof’s time.
8. The trying to stay cool prof
They fill their lectures with pop-culture references in an attempt to keep your interest, and sometimes will even play student music requests at the beginning of class.
9. The prof you just want to give a hug
Some profs are just so damn adorable that all you want to do is give them a hug. They’re usually the ones that try really hard to make their class fun and actually like what they’re teaching.
10. The “are you even speaking english?” prof
Their accent is so thick that you might as well be in a foreign country, since you have about the same chances of understanding their english as you would any other language.
11. The nap-inducing prof
Clearly no one taught them that a little inflection in their voice would make what they’re saying more interesting, so the monotony of it all just puts you right to sleep.
12. The “I didn’t teach this but, surprise, it’s on the exam” prof
These are one of the worst kinds of prof. They’re also usually fans of including tiny details that were a mere footnote in the textbook and having an excessive amount of options on multiple choice questions.
13. The prof with no concept of time
Just because class ended at 4:25 doesn’t mean they’re going to stop talking at 4:25. Be prepared to hang in there a little while longer.
The Greenhound Canada Foundation, an ecological advocacy group, will be hosting this free-to-attend market at Leaves House Café McGill from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on September 18.
This series of markets is "part of Greenhound Foundation's campaign to support mental wellness and community connectedness through plants and nature," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The funds raised from the market will go towards supporting community projects and the development of a "healing garden" in Montreal.
The market this weekend will host creators such as Les Filles Plantées, Ivkaforest, MTL Creation Boutique, MTLA Studio, Soft Earth Forest Therapy, and desputeaux+aubin (creators of Caillou). There will be something for everyone!
Montreal has been ranked the ninth-best city for students in the world, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an international higher education network that analyzes education throughout the world. It tied with Boston and Paris for ninth place.
The city fell three spots in the 2022 best student city ranking compared to 2019, going from number six to number nine.
London and Munich made up the top two student cities in the world while Seoul and Tokyo tied for third.
In order to be considered in the best student cities ranking, cities must have a population of over 250,000 people and be home to at least two universities featured in the QS world university rankings. Montreal currently has three: McGill University, Université de Montréal and Concordia University.
Although Montreal's affordability is competitive compared to many cities in the world — including Toronto and Vancouver — it ranked 52nd for affordability, according to QS. The affordability ranking is based on tuition fees, retail prices, an iPad pricing index, and the city's cost of living.
Montreal ranked 10th in the world for the QS student view ranking, which is based on the student experience in the city and the proportion of students who would remain living in the city post-graduation.
QS cited a friendly student environment and a world-class education as Montreal's main attractions for students across the globe.
Through an anonymous form, Montrealers aged 15 or older will be able to report any police stop experience they've had — even stops that occurred months or years ago.
Each user can specify how and where the police stop took place, provide context, specify their age, gender, ethnic or racial group, and say what they were doing — including their means of transportation — during the stop.
Since the project is an open data resource, all of the map's data will be accessible to anyone who wants to download it.
The INRS news release states that only 5% to 20% of police stops are recorded by the SPVM.
A 2019 independent report analyzing SPVM police stop data found that Indigenous and Black people are four to five times more likely to be stopped by police than white people in Montreal, the news release says.
A McGill spokesperson told MTL Blog, "Given that the recent incident exacerbated existing damage to the sculpture, it has been removed for repair and restoration. Whether, following this work, the sculpture will return to its current site is not yet determined."
We were further told that "as part of its Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism, the University is committed to exploring its historic record." This action plan pledged an investment of $15 million over five years to address racism and develop better representation in both the faculty and student community.
An investigation regarding the statue's vandalism is currently ongoing, the results of which will decide whether the statue will be returned to its current site or be relocated elsewhere.