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First Student Representative Assembly meeting of 2020 lasts just over 40 minutes  Key updates from Jan. 12 SRA Meeting
Jan16

First Student Representative Assembly meeting of 2020 lasts just over 40 minutes Key updates from Jan. 12 SRA Meeting

On Jan. 12, 2020, McMaster University’s Student Representative Assembly met for the first time in the new year to ratify 15 new clubs and to complete their initial review of non-MSU groups on campus.  Incite Magazine was the final non-MSU group to present their organization’s activities and budget to the SRA. According to Associate Vice-President (Finance) Jess Anderson’s report on Jan. 8, the McMaster Student Union’s Finance...

McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow
Dec11

McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On Nov. 26, 89 per cent of the Canadian Union of Public Employes 3906’s Unit 1 members voted in favour of ratifying a tentative agreement with the university, thus avoiding a strike. CUPE 3906 Unit 1 represents research and teaching assistants in both graduate and undergraduate programs at McMaster.  Voting began on Nov. 25, immediately following CUPE 3906’s Special General Membership Meeting. At this...

Designing the workplace Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld studies digital fabrication and what it means for those about to enter the workforce
Nov14

Designing the workplace Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld studies digital fabrication and what it means for those about to enter the workforce

Photo by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter As accelerating technological advancement changes the digital landscape, the role played by social institutions like schools, companies and the government will shift. Students entering the workforce may be faced with the aftershocks of this digital shift and are looking to prepare themselves.  On Oct. 2, students filled McMaster’s LIVElab to hear Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld discuss the potential...

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer
Nov07

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer

Photo C/O Catherine Goce On Sept. 22, the Student Representative Assembly voted to de-ratify the McMaster Chinese Students and Scholars Association due to concerns that the club’s actions had endangered members of the community. An investigation by the Silhouette has found that there had been several instances of miscommunication in the months leading up to the de-ratification. During the summer, the Student Representative Assembly...

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification
Nov07

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification

Photo C/O Kyle West On Nov. 3, the Student Representative Assembly rejected the McMaster Chinese Student and Scholars Association’s appeal to have their club re-ratified. The SRA passed a motion on Sept. 22 to de-ratify MAC CSSA for violating section 5.1.3 of the Clubs Operating Policy by endangering student safety. This decision was partly based on evidence documents and a student testimony provided at the meeting. The evidence...