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Member of Parliament Candidates prepare as the 2019 Federal Election draws near MP candidates in the Hamilton West - Ancaster - Dundas riding outline how they will impact student lives
Sep19

Member of Parliament Candidates prepare as the 2019 Federal Election draws near MP candidates in the Hamilton West - Ancaster - Dundas riding outline how they will impact student lives

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Canada’s governor general to dissolve parliament for a 40-day federal election campaign. The election will be held on Oct. 21. “In every election, as Canadians, we get to make an important choice for the future of our country. We get to decide what kind of future we build together,” said the prime minister in a press conference last Sept. 11.  The 2019 campaign, leading up to...

OUSA launches a letter-writing campaign As students begin to feel the impact of the OSAP cuts, OUSA announces a campaign to write letters to Premier Doug Ford
Sep19

OUSA launches a letter-writing campaign As students begin to feel the impact of the OSAP cuts, OUSA announces a campaign to write letters to Premier Doug Ford

Photo c/o Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance As post-secondary students across Ontario begin to experience the impacts of the updated Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has launched a province-wide campaign encouraging students to express their concerns with the OSAP cuts and demand change. Earlier this year, Premier Doug Ford’s Conservative government announced several...

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding
Sep12

The future of news in Hamilton Publications in Hamilton moving away from print, or shutting down entirely, in media industry facing threats to funding

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor THE STATE OF PRINT MEDIA The constant drive of Hamilton print media is largely owed to the Hamilton Spectator, the city’s near-daily newspaper published since 1846. Sold to a parent company, TorStar, in 1999, the Spec may be owned across the lake, but it has been run, staffed, and read by Hamiltonians since it first began publication.   In August 2019, the Spec’s printing press stopped rolling....

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124
Sep12

CUPE calls for strike vote The main cause of the impasse was whether to bargain within the framework of Bill 124

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief After a summer of labour negotiations with McMaster University, the union representing McMaster teaching and research assistants has declared a strike vote for the end of the month. Since June, the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3906 has been negotiating the collective agreements governing academic workers at McMaster University. Last Wednesday, the unit representing teaching...

Another year, another set of plans A summary of year plans from the board of directors
Sep12

Another year, another set of plans A summary of year plans from the board of directors

Photos courtesy of MSU Communications Officer The McMaster Students Union board of directors released their year plans on July 16, 2019. These documents outline what the vice president (Finance), vice president (Administration), vice president (Education) and President intend to change and/or accomplish for 2019-2020. The year plan also reviews the benefits and drawbacks of each point made to reveal the long-term implications that...

Reducing risk for heart attack survivors The COMPLETE study investigates the long-term benefits of clearing up arteries for survivors.
Sep12

Reducing risk for heart attack survivors The COMPLETE study investigates the long-term benefits of clearing up arteries for survivors.

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor A new study led by McMaster researchers may change the medical treatment of heart attack survivors. The COMPLETE study, led by Dr. Shamir Mehta, staff cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and professor with the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University, investigates reducing survivor’s risk of future heart attacks. Heart attacks occur when arteries supplying the heart with blood...