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SeedStories: Healthy Run for Healthy Gums

25. September 2013

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SeedStories: Healthy Run for Healthy Gums

Fast on the heels of McGill Dentistry’s Annual Run for Outreach, which was held this past Sunday, September 21, the final tally is in! The annual event is about much more than race results, however; it’s about helping vulnerable populations in Montreal who do not have access to basic dental treatment. It’s a cause worthy of a healthy smile, as well as a rapid running stride.

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SeedStories: Arts Internship – The Experience Comes Full Circle

25. September 2013

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SeedStories: Arts Internship – The Experience Comes Full Circle

He set up a community clinic in Lima, Peru – and it all started at McGill. Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, BA Joint Honours Political Science/International Development Studies 2007, reflects on his Arts Internship experience, connecting it to his more recent experience as a graduate working as an Internship Coordinator for the Faculty of Arts Internship Office.

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SeedStories: How Engaging! Community Engagment Day at McGill

25. September 2013

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SeedStories: How Engaging! Community Engagment Day at McGill

Would you like to make a difference in just one day? If so, in just a matter of days, you can link up with the Montreal community and become more engaged with grassroots volunteer opportunities and social justice initiatives. To take part, you just need to be anywhere on the McGill campus. This Friday, October 4, you can get involved in the Montreal community by participating in McGill University’s second-annual Community Engagement Day.

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SeedStories: Why volunteer?

19. September 2013

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SeedStories: Why volunteer?

Work without pay? The concept may not seem great – at first. But more and more youth are recognizing volunteering as an invaluable experience in their lives. It’s a double win: Your community benefits from your help and you benefit from the practice and involvement.

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SeedStories – Making Music: The McGill Choral Society

29. July 2013

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SeedStories – Making Music: The McGill Choral Society

As one of the largest student groups on the McGill Campus, the McGill Choral Society (MCS) is a non-profit student organization that provides members with the powerful and enriching experience of making music together. Currently, MCS has over 160 members and performs for audiences of 500 to 1,000 people at l’Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus.

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OMG guess who won?!

25. July 2013

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OMG guess who won?!

We recently drew the names of the winners of the Seeds of Change prizes for the graduation class of 2013. If you recall – and the 3,700 of you who entered the draw should recall – there was a chance to win one of three prizes: The Grand Prize, a travel voucher worth $1,500 to visit anywhere in the world (for real!), and the other two prizes were gift cards redeemable at any Apple store in Canada, one valued at $200 and the other at $100.

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SeedStories: School’s out for summer

17. July 2013

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SeedStories: School’s out for summer

In the summer, education might be the last thing on your mind, but the “lazy days” of summer are also a great time to reflect on the past academic year. Students enjoying summer break from elementary school can take a moment to recall some meaningful times in their past school year, such as those provided through the Seeds of Change program. Through Seeds of Change, the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Offices’ Homework Zone had its second successful year mentoring elementary school students in underprivileged neighbourhoods.

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

21. May 2013

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SeedStories: Our lucky winner has a trip of a lifetime

Sarah Boucher, who graduated in 2012 with a BSc, majoring in Biology, was the lucky ‘OMG! Win a free trip!’ grand prize winner from our 2012 Convocation Contest. She won a $1,500 travel voucher, and used it towards a trip of the Western US. Sarah is currently doing her Master of Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education at the University of Toronto. Read on to hear about her trip of a lifetime.

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SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

7. January 2013

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SeedStories: A McGill night to remember

On November 16, 2012, the 12th Annual CASCO Dance & Fashion Show was held at Montreal’s L’Astral Theatre. The show is an event that students look forward to all semester, and this year’s edition certainly exceeded their expectations. From the comedic MCs to the enthusiastic performances enjoyed by the audience, all of the elements came together perfectly to create a wonderful evening of entertainment and charity.

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

7. December 2012

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SeedStories: Lasting memories of a presidential campaign

When I first got an offer to join President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, I was both excited and anxious. Although I was a fanatical viewer of The West Wing and had made a number of class announcements in Leacock 132 during my student politician days, I didn’t know what to expect. My mind shifted through the possibilities. Would I be writing speeches? Would I be answering questions about the opponent’s latest gaffe in an MSNBC interview? Maybe I could help clean the Lincoln Bedroom.

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