Mac’s collaboration with the HSR The project comes in the wake of public frustration with transit in Hamilton
Apr05

Mac’s collaboration with the HSR The project comes in the wake of public frustration with transit in Hamilton

On March 26, the Hamilton Street Railway unveiled a research collaboration project with McMaster University aimed at consulting users about their experiences with the HSR in an effort to re-envision transit in Hamilton. However, it will be up to city council to determine whether or not the project will result in the implementation of tangible changes to the service. The interest in the project was sparked in May 2017, when Moataz...

Assessing safety in the McMaster community Campus crime is at a five year high
Apr05

Assessing safety in the McMaster community Campus crime is at a five year high

According to a report released by the crime analyst division of Hamilton Police, the McMaster community saw low levels of break and enter crimes in 2017. However, this does not reflect the campus crime scene, with a security services report highlighting that the university is seeing the highest number of reported crimes in five years. The analyst division report notes that beat 1161, which includes the Westdale area, saw 33 break and...

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines
Mar29

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines

On March 20, 47 students filed into Burridge Gym for the 2018 McMaster Students Union General Assembly. After a lengthy discussion, the assembly voted in support of a motion aimed at condemning the freedom of expression guidelines released by the university earlier in February 2018. The GA is an MSU constitutionally-mandated meeting that provides full-time undergrad students with a platform to submit, discuss and vote on motions....

Your City Survey 3.0 is almost here The survey will be updated to collect more data from Mac’s commuter student population
Mar27

Your City Survey 3.0 is almost here The survey will be updated to collect more data from Mac’s commuter student population

During the next two weeks, students will be invited to participate in Your City Survey 3.0, the third version of an MSU survey aimed at collecting feedback about McMaster students’ perceptions and experiences in Hamilton. The survey was developed by the MSU in 2011 in response to students’ growing misconceptions about Hamilton, such as the idea that Hamilton cannot compete with metropolises like Toronto and Montreal. It asked students...

McMaster PhD tuition changes and potential effects While the policy deserves to be praised, its specific long-term effects are unclear
Mar22

McMaster PhD tuition changes and potential effects While the policy deserves to be praised, its specific long-term effects are unclear

When McMaster University negotiated its Strategic Mandate Agreement with the provincial government in 2014, 6,000 spots were allotted to domestic graduate students in the province. However, only 2,400 were filled. To solve the problem of low demand from domestic graduate students and drive the economy, the provincial government spearheaded an internationalization strategy aimed at recruiting international students to Ontario...