How to know what’s happening on campus
At McGill there is always something going on. One of the ways to stay up to date with the activities, sports, and student politics is to take advantage of student media and publications. McGill has several student newspapers, a radio station, and closed circuit university television.
The McGill Daily, published twice a week, the McGill Tribune, published once a week, and Le Délit, McGill’s only French language newspaper, are just a few examples of student publications that cover topics in the news, sports, culture, science & technology, and of course campus affairs. If you are aspiring journalist, or just have an opinion you’d like to share these publications are constantly looking for contributors. Also keep an eye out for faculty specific newspapers such as the Bull and Bear published by management students or the Phonograph by music students.
Another source is radio CKUT 90.3 FM. This is McGill’s very own campus/community radio station. Tune into All Things McGill from 11:00am to 11:30am on Mondays or Off the Hour from 5pm-6pm Monday through Friday to get news reports from the student perspective. Don’t have a radio? Head to ckut.ca and listen live while studying. CKUT is an alternative to commercial radio, so the programming is very diverse. Stay tuned in long enough and you could easily be jamming to hip-hop, blue grass, and Bollywood all in the span of a few hours. CKUT welcomes volunteers, so who knows? Maybe you’ll hear your voice on the airwaves.
Student Television at McGill or TVM is the very university’s own television network. Visit the homes of other students with McGill Cribs. Vote for the next musical sensation with McGill Idol. Also stay up to date with music, fashion, theatre, and culture going on around campus. TVM also hosts the Fokus Film Festival every year. It showcases the talents of filmmakers in the student community. They also offer introductory workshops to camera, sound, lighting, and other important aspects of making film. Want to learn more? Check out their website here.