Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over  the exact nature of the policy
Nov23

Mac’s new “anti-disruption” guidelines The new precautionary guidelines being developed have campus activists concerned over the exact nature of the policy

On Nov. 13, an article published in the Hamilton Spectator highlighted McMaster’s development of an anti-disruption policy aimed at barring students from disrupting future speakers on campus. In his article for the Spectator, Andrew Dreschel praises McMaster president Patrick Deane’s prioritization of an anti-disruption policy and his commitment to free speech. He argues McMaster does not currently protect free speech sufficiently,...

Environment Hamilton holds  emergency HSR riders meeting HSR users voice concerns over the reliability of local transit
Nov23

Environment Hamilton holds emergency HSR riders meeting HSR users voice concerns over the reliability of local transit

Following a month marked by hundreds of missed hours of Hamilton Street Railway service, Environment Hamilton, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for environmental protection, held a meeting at Hamilton City Hall. Environment Hamilton’s Emergency HSR Riders Meeting, which took place on Nov. 14, called for HSR users to voice their concerns about the transit system. The meeting included presentations from a number of relevant...

UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada
Nov16

UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada

On Nov. 8, Melissa Fleming, the Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson at the United Nations Refugee Agency, came to Hamilton. In addition to visiting local organizations, Fleming also gave a lecture in Convocation Hall. Fleming is responsible for leading media groups and highlighting the plight and resilience of refugees across the globe. In her speech at McMaster, Fleming focused on the concept of home and emphasized that, by...

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group
Nov14

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group

On Nov. 12, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly and Board of Directors convened in Gilmour Hall for a particularly lengthy meeting. In addition to voting on the approval of a number of policy papers, the assembly engaged in a heated discussion about whether the Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster student fee should be sent to referendum. OPIRG McMaster Board of Directors member Tanya Brkic delivered...

A rundown of the MSU’s health  services review An online survey asked students to reflect on their experiences at the Student Wellness Centre
Nov09

A rundown of the MSU’s health services review An online survey asked students to reflect on their experiences at the Student Wellness Centre

From Oct. 23 to Nov. 5., the McMaster Students Union surveyed students about their experiences with the Student Wellness Centre. This MSU health services review was two years in the making, and was constructed by the University Affairs committee in collaboration with the Student Health Education Centre last year and taken up again by Ryan Deshpande, MSU vice president (Education). On. Oct 23, the health services review survey was made...