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Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date
Apr02

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date

Photo C/O MD Duran On March 24, McMaster announced that this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, previously scheduled from May 19 to June 12, will be postponed. Instead, virtual celebrations will be planned to comply with the need for physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release assured students that an in-person ceremony will be held at a later date, but did not specify what this ceremony would entail. This...

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters
Mar25

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano/ Production Editor The threat of climate change was made clear by the fires that spread across Australia earlier this year. Heat waves and drought caused bush fires that permanently altered the country’s landscape, which were made at least 30 per cent worse by the impacts of climate change. Australia’s devastating fires are only an early example of the consequences of the climate crisis. Although, across...

Associate professor has been suspended McMaster University and Hamilton police investigating professor for allegedly breaching university policies, including McMaster’s sexual violence policy
Mar20

Associate professor has been suspended McMaster University and Hamilton police investigating professor for allegedly breaching university policies, including McMaster’s sexual violence policy

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives cw: mention of sexual assault  Following what the university calls “serious allegations” of policy breaching, Scott Watter, an associate professor in McMaster’s department of psychology, neuroscience and behaviour, has been suspended from his position and is no longer allowed on campus. Maureen J. MacDonald, dean of science, was the first to communicate these decisions in an email sent on Feb. 19....

McMaster tells students to move out of residence Students are required to vacate residence by this Saturday
Mar17

McMaster tells students to move out of residence Students are required to vacate residence by this Saturday

Please note: This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information arises. McMaster is requiring students to move out of residence by this Saturday at 4 p.m., as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads and calls for social distancing increase across the province. In a release sent out the morning of March 17, McMaster announced immediate changes to support social distancing within residences. Until the move-out...

CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit
Mar17

CLAY, MACycle and Mac Farmstand rescinded MSU services cut due to large operating fund deficit

Photo C/O Mac Farmstand via Twitter On March 8, the Student Representative Assembly passed motions to cut the Creating Leadership Amongst Youth Conference, MACycle and Mac Farmstand. These MSU services will no longer be operational for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. On Feb. 27, the McMaster Student Union’s Executive Board recommended that the operating policy for these services be rescinded because they were running over-budget...

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests
Mar16

Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions in Hamilton Action in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation connected with arrests

Solidarity actions have sprung up across Canada in support of the ongoing protests against the pipeline under construction through Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory.  The Wet’suwet’en territory, in what is now known as British Columbia, is unceded land not covered by a treaty with the Canadian state. In 1997, a precedent-setting court case recognized the authority of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs over their territory, who...