Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis
Feb08

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis

Amid the opioid crisis, organizations on campus have been working to make naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, more accessible to students and the community. Currently, McMaster students who are not at risk of an overdose are unable to pick up a free naloxone kit anywhere on campus. The pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre and Student Wellness Centre do not carry the kit as a result of...

Bates redevelopment in the works The renovations will address Bates’ current accessibility problems
Feb04

Bates redevelopment in the works The renovations will address Bates’ current accessibility problems

McMaster Housing and Conference Services recently announced its proposal to redevelop Bates residence. According to Kevin Beatty, the director of Housing and Conference Services, all of the internal aspects of Bates residence, such as room configurations, common rooms and amenities, will be redeveloped. Students can look forward to enjoying increased natural light and improved amenities, such as a games room, gym and music room....

Standing up against anti-Semitism The Equity and Inclusion Office and McMaster Hillel are working to protect marginalized groups on campus
Feb01

Standing up against anti-Semitism The Equity and Inclusion Office and McMaster Hillel are working to protect marginalized groups on campus

On Jan. 25, Judith Dworkin, the director of McMaster Hillel, delivered a presentation to the President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community in Council Chambers of Gilmour Hall. Dworkin’s presentation came in the wake of the swastikas found in the men’s bathrooms of Burke Science Building last spring. It also followed a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Hamilton, such as the swastikas drawn on sidewalks and on a rail...

Addressing textbook affordability at Mac #TextbookBroke campaign sparks discussion about Open Educational Resources
Jan26

Addressing textbook affordability at Mac #TextbookBroke campaign sparks discussion about Open Educational Resources

From Jan. 7 to 20, hundreds of McMaster students participated in #TextbookBroke, a campaign spearheaded by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance aimed at addressing and opening dialogue about textbook affordability. The McMaster Students Union ran the campaign alongside the McMaster University Campus Store, and asked students to tweet pictures of their textbook receipts using the hashtag, “#TextbookBroke”. To address the rising...

Critiques of each 2018 MSU presidential candidate Points from all seven platforms get examined
Jan20