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Profiles in Engineering: Mitch Dumont

By Arman Izadi The Ledger is back with another profile of involved engineers! This week we sat down with Mitch Dumont, a U4 Electrical Engineering student who has been extensively involved within the EUS, holding many positions and coordinating events such as Frosh and E-Week.   Ledger: So what made you get involved in the

The Evolution of an Orchestra: A Glimpse at the Pranks of Yesteryear

The Plumber’s Philharmonic Orchestra, notoriously known as the PPO, is one of the most mysterious and familiar groups in the faculty of Engineering. Formed in the 1950s, this storied group of engineers is constantly visible at engineering events, where its members can be seen sporting intricately decorated lab coats. Though the PPO is now known

The Search for The Plumber

The Plumbers’ Ball. The Plumber’s Pot. The Plumber’s Philharmonic Orchestra. The Plumber’s Faucet. The Plumber’s Pocket. The Plumber’s Ledger. The Plumber’s Station. And surely, many a plumber to come. This plumber mania, seemingly specific to McGill, has been reigning for decades. Where does it have its origins? Is it a term whose relevance has been