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...

The Grind  is paying off For the first time in history, the MSU is selling more coffee than alcohol
Mar22

The Grind is paying off For the first time in history, the MSU is selling more coffee than alcohol

The Grind, the McMaster Students Union-run cafe that was added to TwelvEighty in February 2018, has been churning out more cash than its bar and grill counterpart. According to a report written by Daniel “Tuba” D’Souza, MSU vice president (Finance), to the Student Representative Assembly, the Grind has been earning an average of $1,000 per day. The cafe is expected to increase TwelvEighty’s revenue by 22 per cent and reduce the...

CUPE 3906 supports York and Carleton strikes Precarious employment continues to be a problem at McMaster and in post-secondary institutions across the province
Mar22

CUPE 3906 supports York and Carleton strikes Precarious employment continues to be a problem at McMaster and in post-secondary institutions across the province

In search of increased job security, the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903 Units 1, 2 and 3 went to strike after six months of bargaining with York University. Employees at Carleton University also recently opted to strike, advocating for pension benefits in the wake of confusion over language in the collective agreement. While CUPE 3906 is still bargaining, a strike is not off the table. After rejecting the university’s offer,...

Combatting sexual violence on university grounds The province, university and student union present their efforts and ideas on how to tackle gender-based violence
Mar15

Combatting sexual violence on university grounds The province, university and student union present their efforts and ideas on how to tackle gender-based violence

Against the backdrop of federal and provincial government efforts aimed at addressing sexual violence, McMaster University implemented a sexual violence policy in January 2017 and the Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey in February 2018. According to the McMaster Students Union, however, the university needs to take a more intersectional approach to the problem of sexual violence. The province In February and March 2018, students...

Mac’s plan to reduce international PhD tuition Following the suite of other Ontario universities, McMaster has unveiled the exact details of their plans to lower PhD costs for international students
Mar08

Mac’s plan to reduce international PhD tuition Following the suite of other Ontario universities, McMaster has unveiled the exact details of their plans to lower PhD costs for international students

As of Sept. 1 2018, international PhD students will be charged the same tuition fees as domestic PhD students. Nevertheless, the take-home pay for international students will remain the same. In September 2017, only domestic PhD students were eligible for funding by the province. However, in October, this changed as the provincial government released part of its internationalization strategy in a letter to Ontario universities. The...