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Equity for contract faculty The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations launches its awareness campaign for contract faculty amidst recent strikes.
Mar05

Equity for contract faculty The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations launches its awareness campaign for contract faculty amidst recent strikes.

Amidst a strike from teaching assistants and contract faculty at two Toronto universities, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations has launched a campaign focused on improving the working conditions of contract faculty. The campaign features profiles of contract faculty from across Ontario that highlight the low wages, lack of benefits, and unstable job security that contract workers face. The OCUFA’s claims that...

A new angle on mental health A look at the new Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy
Feb26

A new angle on mental health A look at the new Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy

After months of preparation, McMaster has released its Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy. The new plan will improve McMaster’s mental health services and policies over the next year. “We need to strive to be the healthiest campus, have the healthiest student body,” said Sean Van Koughnett, Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) and Dean of Students about the vision of the project. The plan will roll out five key...

Inside the IRC shutdown Why is the IRC on hiatus, and what changes are being made?
Feb12

Inside the IRC shutdown Why is the IRC on hiatus, and what changes are being made?

More than two months have passed since it was announced that the Inter-Residence Council, an organization that represents the voice of residence students through advocacy and programming, went on a temporary hiatus. The hiatus was announced on Dec. 2 through an email to all residence students. “The council has agreed to take some time to pause all aspects of the IRC and make improvements accordingly within the organization in order to...

From Point A to “Point B” Two entrepreneurs launch crowd-funded transit for McMaster students
Feb05

From Point A to “Point B” Two entrepreneurs launch crowd-funded transit for McMaster students

An easier way to travel to special events is coming to McMaster, which could serve as an alternative to HSR and GO Transit services. Two entrepreneurs have started a crowd-funded shuttle service that will connect students at McMaster to Toronto and other regions in Ontario. “We want people to be able to explore different areas and see where the best places to eat, or the best places to go out for a night, or where the best events are...

Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election
Jan29

Behind the campaign The Silhouette sits down with campaign managers for this year’s MSU election

As the MSU presidential election draws to a close, candidate posters and team tables are taken down, leaving the sitting area on the first floor of MUSC to return to its natural state. Over the last two weeks, five candidates had their names and faces plastered on every wall, and they became the centre of every conversation surrounding elections. But behind every candidate are the core campaign teams, and leading the teams are the...