McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

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Montreal Gazette - My temporary visa to the land of the disabled

(Gil Troy, history professor at McGill): ...For the first time in my life, I entered a crowded room full of partying people enjoying themselves and not really thinking about who they might bump into - literally - while I was hobbling on crutches.

Published: 30 April 2012

(Gil Troy, history professor at McGill): ...For the first time in my life, I entered a crowded room full of partying people enjoying themselves and not really thinking about who they might bump into - literally - while I was hobbling on crutches.

[The crutches] offer a visa to the world of the handicapped. In this alternate universe, innocuous settings like cocktail parties can feel dangerous, and so many actions that most of us take for granted must be thought through and planned out, or sometimes skipped because the extra effort is not worth it.

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