UQÀM, McGill students call for boycotts, divestment, sanctions

Student groups from the Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University are calling on their universities to boycott companies that support the Israeli military. The Gazette reports that all student unions at UQÀM have adopted boycott, divestment, and sanction mandates against Israel, which the unions say is a first in Canada. At McGill, a dozen students have spent more than a month engaged in a hunger strike with the intent of pressuring their institution into divesting from companies that support the Israeli military. La Presse reports that one of these students has since been hospitalized, having fasted for 34 days. McGill issued a statement saying that they are “concerned about the well-being of the students participating in this initiative.”

The Gazette (UQAM) | The Guardian (McGill) | La Presse (McGill)