Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery
Oct19

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery

Society often considers post-secondary education to be an essential element to today’s knowledge economy. However, while Canada holds one of the highest rates of post-secondary attainment rates across other commonwealth countries at upwards of 66 per cent, some students who have the potential to succeed are subject to barriers within their participation. The McMaster Discovery Program offers university-level, non-credit courses to...

A union between business and humanities A month in, professors and students reflect on their experiences with Mac’s newest interdisciplinary program
Oct19

A union between business and humanities A month in, professors and students reflect on their experiences with Mac’s newest interdisciplinary program

McMaster undergraduate programs have been making waves all over, so much so that the Atlantic, an American political magazine, recently featured the new integrated business and humanities program. The program was spearheaded by McMaster professors Emad Mohammad and Anna Moro and enables students to both pursue a business major and receive a robust humanities education. “The humanities aspect is what makes it, in part, more than a...

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights
Oct19

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights

Trans Hamiltonians may soon see an increase in healthcare quality, as city council drafts a letter of recommendations for Local Health Integration Network, the board of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joesph’s Healthcare to improve regional healthcare for trans and gender non-conforming folk in the area. The LHIN is in charge of fund allocation for the area, and the latter boards are in charge of daily aspects of healthcare in...

Protest for pot Following a recent protest, a reflection on McMaster's relationship with marijuana
Oct19

Protest for pot Following a recent protest, a reflection on McMaster's relationship with marijuana

Anyone who was on campus around 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 likely remembers the pro medical marijuana protest, which occurred in front of Mills Plaza, where one man protested McMaster’s looming smoking ban, arguing that its policy against medical marijuana ignored its health benefits. The man in question was Christopher Lawson, a local activist known within the community for his work promoting medical marijuana. He does not have any official...

CUPE 3906’s strike vote Sessional faculty will vote next week whether or not they are willing to go on strike
Oct19

CUPE 3906’s strike vote Sessional faculty will vote next week whether or not they are willing to go on strike

The Canadian Union of Public Employees 3906, the union representing McMaster employees, will hold a strike vote from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 for all unit two workers, which is comprised of sessional faculty. A strike vote does not guarantee a strike, but gives the union the blessing to potentially call a strike at later time. Sessional faculty have had discussions with administration since July. They are mainly concerned with improving job...

Mohawk shoots for a strike McMaster and Mohawk students alike have been affected by the OPSEU
Oct17

Mohawk shoots for a strike McMaster and Mohawk students alike have been affected by the OPSEU

After failing to come to an agreement with the College Employer Council, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which includes Mohawk College staff, spearheaded a strike on Oct. 16. In the wake of the strike, McMaster nursing, b. tech, medical and radiation sciences, specific social science classes, clinical placements and labs were suspended. Areeba Anam, a second year medical and radiation sciences student, was hit particularly...

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