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SAB space allocation committee releases final report Construction begins as final SAB campaign results trickle in
Nov07

SAB space allocation committee releases final report Construction begins as final SAB campaign results trickle in

Photo by MJMA Architects By: Elliot Fung In March 2017, students voted in a special referendum in favour of of the creation of the new Student Activity Building and expanded Pulse. Years of student surveys, focus groups and planning seem to be finally paying off as construction for the new 40,000 square foot Student Activity Building and expanded Pulse begins this fall. The McMaster Students Union SAB space allocation ad-hoc committee...

The latest with McMaster’s global engagement strategy The university is seeking to redefine and improve its international presence
Nov01

The latest with McMaster’s global engagement strategy The university is seeking to redefine and improve its international presence

Photo by Kyle West By Elliot Fung   In L.R. Wilson Hall on Oct. 26, McMaster staff and students listened to presenters such as Peter Mascher, vice-provost (International Affairs), and Sean Van Koughnett, associate vice-president (Students and Learning) and dean of students, speak about the status of the “McMaster Model for Global Engagement” implemented in 2017. The model’s key focus is global engagement with ethical principles and...

Ontario court sexual assault ruling and McMaster The ruling in support of the extreme intoxication defence has implications on campus
Nov01

Ontario court sexual assault ruling and McMaster The ruling in support of the extreme intoxication defence has implications on campus

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Maanvi Dhillon *CW: This article contains discussion of sexual assault* During the summer, an Ontario Superior Court Justice ruled in support of an accused person’s right to use extreme intoxication as a defence in sexual assault cases. The rule has implications on campus as McMaster University continues to make progress in providing adequate support for victims, training for staff and responses...

MSU McMaster budget submission making a comeback The MSU wants the university allocate thousands of dollars to EFRT and OERs
Oct25

MSU McMaster budget submission making a comeback The MSU wants the university allocate thousands of dollars to EFRT and OERs

Photos by Catherine Goce By Areej Ali Following a two year hiatus, the McMaster Students Union brought back the university budget submission, a document submitted to the university that outlines a number of recommendations put forward by the MSU. Tasneem Warwani, associate vice president (University Affairs), sought to re-introduce the MSU McMaster budget submission given the power and usefulness of the advocacy tool. “We believe that...

McMaster’s new innovation minor sees unexpectedly high enrollment The program will open up over 50 more Innovation 1X03 spots in the winter term
Oct25

McMaster’s new innovation minor sees unexpectedly high enrollment The program will open up over 50 more Innovation 1X03 spots in the winter term

Photo by Kyle West By Elliot Fung This year, the faculty of engineering and the DeGroote School of Business partnered up to introduce a newly-minted innovation minor for McMaster students from all faculties. The minor offers a diversity of courses for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, with syllabus titles like “From Founder to CEO” and “Persuasion, Pitching Skills and Marketing.” With enrollment far exceeding...