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McGill Reporter
September 8, 2005 - Volume 38 Number 02
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McGill in the Community

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Irena Entin, U1 Software Engineering, fills her bag as Estelle Hjertaas, U2 Political Science and History, and Eric Van Eyken, Students' Society of McGill University Vice President Operations and Finance, bend down to clear litter on a residential street near McGill.

Cleaning their backyard

Gloved and grinning, dozens of students took part in a large-scale clean-up of their neighbourhood. "McGill in the Community" saw student volunteers plucking litter from the streets and alleys east of campus as part of an effort to reach out to local residents. The clean-up was followed by a lunch with members of the community and municipal politicians behind the Urban Ecology Centre on Parc Avenue. Residents shared the history of the Milton-Parc district with students, and explored future opportunities of working together.

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Students' Society of McGill University President Adam Conter hams it up on Milton Street while pitching in with other students taking part in McGill in the Community. A total of four executives from the SSMU joined in with the clean-up.
Photos by Owen Egan

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