What to know about the upcoming provincial election How each provincial party plans to address three major student issues
May25

What to know about the upcoming provincial election How each provincial party plans to address three major student issues

On June 7, Ontarians will be casting their vote to elect their Legislative Assembly. For those voting in the West Hamilton-Ancaster-Dundas riding, the riding in which McMaster resides, voters have four choices: the incumbent Ted McMeekin from the Liberal Party, Ben Levitt of the Progressive Conservative Party, the National Democratic Party’s Sandy Shaw and Peter Ormond, representing the Green Party. Each of these parties have a unique...

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term
Apr05

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term

Preethi Anbalagan, vice president (Administration) Completed 72 per cent of year plan In Preethi Anbalagan’s year plan, she listed seven objectives she wished to achieve during her term as vice president (Administration). The majority of her year plan focused on supporting her staff, whether that be part-time managers, associate vice presidents or Student Representative Assembly members. Anbalagan achieved the majority of the points...

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation
Mar29

Elections, shmelections Technical difficulties and low voter turnout in various MSU elections has sparked an investigation

As the school year wraps up, the McMaster community saw its usual tidal wave of elections. As different faculty societies and the McMaster Students Union select their representatives for the year, questions of the efficacy of the MSU Elections Department arise. During the MSU presidential elections, the voter turnout was 28 per cent, a large dip from the previous year’s 41.6 per cent voter turnout. Students have vocalized their...

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life
Mar22

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life

As a part of their last few meetings, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly voted to adopt three policy papers which will guide future legislation. Throughout the year, SRA members, MSU research assistants and other MSU members compile research which they then condense into 30 to 40 page papers. Students also had the chance to voice their concerns on the given topics during the MSU’s policy conference, which...