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McMaster to keep plastic straws, for now The university is seeking to consult the MSU and EIO about a potential campus plastic straw ban
Sep20

McMaster to keep plastic straws, for now The university is seeking to consult the MSU and EIO about a potential campus plastic straw ban

Photos by Kyle West Over the last few months, there has been a push by organizations, countries, cities and companies globally to crack down on plastic straws, products that studies show are contributing to the nearly nine million tons of plastic that infect the oceans annually. With anti-straw advocacy afoot, Canadian restaurants including Harvey’s and Swiss Chalet have announced plans to axe or restrict single-use plastic straws....

Mac Saudi students to leave by Sept. 22 The university remains unclear and pessimistic about its ability to help keep students in Canada
Sep07

Mac Saudi students to leave by Sept. 22 The university remains unclear and pessimistic about its ability to help keep students in Canada

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives In the wake of a diplomatic dispute that broke out between Canada and Saudi Arabia last month, the Saudi government cut funding from students at Canadian post-secondary institutions, including McMaster University. While the university has offered to support affected students, it is unclear what this assistance entails and how much it is actually alleviating the situation. McMaster has just under...

What’s up with LRT? LRT debates resurface as Hamilton election looms
Sep07

What’s up with LRT? LRT debates resurface as Hamilton election looms

Over the last few months, planning for the development of the Hamilton light rail transit has been underway, with construction expected to kick off next year and wrap up in 2024. However, Doug Ford’s promise to abandon his predecessor’s funding plan may put the project in jeopardy. The 1.3 billion dollar LRT, which was introduced by former premier Kathleen Wynne in 2015, is expected to span 14 kilometers, running from McMaster...

New MSU VPs take office Summer plans include standardizing hiring practices and developing a rep support program
Jun07

New MSU VPs take office Summer plans include standardizing hiring practices and developing a rep support program

Following their election by the Student Representative Assembly on April 7 and 8, Scott Robinson, Kristina Epifano and Stephanie Bertolo were installed as McMaster Students Union vice presidents on May 1, joining the Board of Directors with MSU president Ikram Farah. What the incoming vice presidents have in common is a high degree of experience and knowledge about the MSU, something reflected in the leaders’ confidence in the...

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...