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McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment
Feb14

McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives Over the last two years, Halima Al-Hatimy, a former McMaster University public health grad student, has launched multiple Ontario human rights complaints against McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences. She also has legal proceedings against McMaster officials Patrick Deane, Wanda McKenna, Sarah Dickson, Glenn De Caire, Joseph Zubek and constables Tyler Rogers and Peter Broz. Al-Hatimy’s issues with...

A call for stronger presidential platforms Whoever wins tonight should fight to keep their promises, but also consider what is actually in the MSU’s power

  Last week, the Silhouette News team wrote up platform critiques for each of this year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election candidates. The critiques collectively point out that while the candidates are trotting out some interesting ideas, many are patently unfeasible. Madison Wesley advocates for a McMaster campus store textbook rental program, but the director of retail services at McMaster told our News contributor that...

McMaster professor ousted from course following student petition Three months into the semester, two new instructors were appointed to teach the commerce 2FA3 class
Nov15

McMaster professor ousted from course following student petition Three months into the semester, two new instructors were appointed to teach the commerce 2FA3 class

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives Hundreds of students in McMaster’s introductory finance course commerce 2FA3 received a failing grade on their first midterm, with the class average sitting at 50.6 per cent, barely scraping past the passing threshold. “The main issue began with many students complaining that prof. Trevor Chamberlain, who was teaching all four cores at the time, was not a very good instructor,” said Sara*, a...

A call for McMaster to move towards greater transparency The university needs to ensure BoG and senate meeting agendas and minutes are accessible amid the Brighter World campaign

Back in September, a Silhouette contributor signed up to write a story about a piece of information that was stuffed into an old board of governors meeting agenda. While the contributor was working on the story, the agenda curiously vanished from the McMaster website. The agenda has since returned, being scrapped initially as a byproduct of the Brighter World redesign. However, the university must maintain a higher standard of...

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....