Student Stories

The Opportunity of New Experiences

28 May 2018

Experience is the best teacher. At least according Hussain Zhakfer, a McGill alumni since 2017. When his family moved countries, it was to escape war in their native Afghanistan and build a life...

Your Arts degree is more useful than you think

13 Sep 2017

What do employers want from their potential candidates? According to a 2016 study conducted by the Business Council of Canada, the nation’s largest private-sector employers value soft skills over...

Searching for Home, Understanding, and Identity

23 Aug 2017

“Too foreign for home, too foreign for here – never enough for both” is how 23-year old Nisan Nabeel describes herself, speaking with solemn eyes and a thoughtful smile. Though the line is poetic,...

Democratizing Student Life 101: Start with the Campus

23 Aug 2017

Using the words ‘reclaim’ and ‘campus’ in the same sentence could be a socially-conscious TA’s strategy to hype a Monday morning undergraduate conference. Students advocating for reclaiming a...

Don’t Blame the System, Make the System

6 Jul 2017

Lounging in the back yard of his converted duplex after a round of outdoor job hunting, a Styrofoam package of butter chicken in hand, Abdoulaye Mouflet doesn’t seem so different from your typical...