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Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript
Apr05

Where credit is due McMaster should consider offering an option that doesn’t leave a W on your transcript

University of Toronto offers an option for students that McMaster should start looking into. The credit/no credit option allows students to designate certain courses to show up on their transcript as either a credit or no credit as opposed to the GPA being shown. Students may select up to two credits out of the 20 needed to graduate at University of Toronto. This applies to degree students at all University of Toronto campuses,...

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact
Mar29

Giving back at Mac McMaster should extend thanks to Hamilton community members with a positive impact

From the HSR’s “friendly Frank” to our energetic Tim Hortons cashier, Terri, in McMaster University Student Centre, the McMaster community is lucky to have Hamilton community members who contribute to the betterment of Mac. Greater gratitude should be given to those who contribute to McMaster from the Hamilton community. We should be taking inspiration from Diana Marginean, who created a crowdfunding campaign to thank Frank Palin  for...

The need for modest athletic wear McMaster should consider bringing in more modest clothing options for athletes
Mar22

The need for modest athletic wear McMaster should consider bringing in more modest clothing options for athletes

McMaster has a few different on-campus locations where one can purchase athletic wear. However, for students who are looking for modest-friendly workout wear, you may have to search elsewhere or try to compromise fashion for fitness. As someone who values fitness, finding the courage to go to the gym when I wear hijab was a challenge in and of itself. Apparently, that was just one of the other obstacles that a hijabi might face when...

International Student Services mentorship program A formal process to create a positive impact for McMaster international students
Mar15

International Student Services mentorship program A formal process to create a positive impact for McMaster international students

International Student Services is currently recruiting over 100 undergraduate students to be a part of a mentorship program that supports international students in their transition to the McMaster and Hamilton community. Student mentors play an important role in creating a welcoming and inclusive community for students who need the extra support to better integrate into McMaster and Hamilton. However, this way of bringing support for...

ESL at McMaster McMaster should consider ESL programs for educators
Mar08

ESL at McMaster McMaster should consider ESL programs for educators

McMaster offers programs for students to develop their English language skills and immerse themselves in the English-speaking McMaster community. However, McMaster does not offer an English as a second language program for students who wish to further their education in this field of interest. For students who are looking to improve their English in an environment that is predominantly English-speaking, McMaster does offer a 4-week...