Mac students hold vigil for Chapel Hill shooting victims Students braved the cold to honour the three young Muslim students from North Carolina
Feb13

Mac students hold vigil for Chapel Hill shooting victims Students braved the cold to honour the three young Muslim students from North Carolina

  On Feb. 12, students, faculty, and members of the McMaster community braved the cold to attend a vigil organized by the McMaster Muslims For Peace and Justice in memory of the three young Muslim students shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The event featured a number of speakers, including an imam, several students from MMPJ and the Muslim Students Association, and members of the Hamilton Muslim community. The three...

One step closer to campus Women’s Centre MSU funded Women and Gender Equity Network set to launch mid-October
Sep25

One step closer to campus Women’s Centre MSU funded Women and Gender Equity Network set to launch mid-October

After 26 years without a Women’s Centre, students at McMaster will soon be able to access a service designed to provide support and safe space for women-identified people on campus. This project, called the Women and Gender Equity Network, will be launching in mid-October. “My vision for the network is to try to dismantle patriarchal culture both from the outside and the inside,” said WGEN Coordinator Shanthiya Baheerathan. “[The...

Time to question the Shinerama tradition? Fundraising efforts deserve critical discourse
Sep11

Time to question the Shinerama tradition? Fundraising efforts deserve critical discourse

As has been done every year since 1965, the $165,000 raised by students during Welcome Week 2014 will be donated to the national Shinerama campaign to be given to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. However, some universities, such as Acadia University in Nova Scotia, have stopped donating Welcome Week funding to Shinerama in favor of supporting local charities, which raises the question of why. It’s a question even the Executive Board of the...

[REPORT] Ontario to lead Canada in tuition fees The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives foresees 13 percent increase in next four years
Sep10

[REPORT] Ontario to lead Canada in tuition fees The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives foresees 13 percent increase in next four years

University fees are projected to increase by 13 percent on average over the next four years, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). In their September report on Managing the Optics of Provincial Tuition Fee Policies, the CCPA projected the average cost of tuition and compulsory fees for full-time undergraduate students to rise from an average of $6,589 in 2013-14 to $7,755 in 2017-18. For...

Mac’s first-down production a work in progress The home opener vs Guelph shows targets for improvement
Sep05

Mac’s first-down production a work in progress The home opener vs Guelph shows targets for improvement

After week one, McMaster football is 1-0. It was not as methodical of a win as the team has seen the past few seasons – 26-2 over Queen’s in 2011, 50-9 over Guelph in 2012, 51-24 over Ottawa last year – but it showed the team’s holes while still getting a positive result over the Guelph Gryphons. Mac’s most glaring hole is a familiar one. First down-production was not an area of strength last year, and the Marauders did not...

Glen Grunwald hire bolsters an already strong athletic department Former Raptors and Knicks GM sets the bar for CIS athletic directors
Aug07

Glen Grunwald hire bolsters an already strong athletic department Former Raptors and Knicks GM sets the bar for CIS athletic directors

“GLEN GRUNWALD?!” is the exact text I received from a handful of people when they heard the news. Initially reported by Ted Michaels at CHML 900 and Scott Radley at The Hamilton Spectator, Glen Grunwald, former Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks general manager, will be McMaster University’s new Athletic Director. The University made the announcement official on Thursday morning. In terms of newsworthiness, this story trumps any CIS...