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MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans
Nov29

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans

Photo C/O Haley Greene President Ikram Farah Ikram Farah has begun a series of initiatives over the first term and has mostly been on schedule with her year-plan thus far into the academic year. Farah worked with Metrolinx to implement extended Go bus hours on the busiest nights of Welcome Week and throughout the year, a prominent platform point for her. There are now two added trip times at night for the 47 eastbound and the 15A...

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy
Nov29

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy

Photo by Razan Samara By: Drew Simpson From Nov. 12 to 19, the trans and LGBTQA+ community came together to observe Trans Awareness Week. While marginalized groups were reflecting on the country’s history of transphobic violence, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to open debate whether gender identity theory should be stripped from curriculum in Ontario schools. The Nov. 17 resolution seeks to characterize...

How did the Bertrand Russell Archives end up at McMaster? The archives came to McMaster against the backdrop of soaring international demand
Nov28

How did the Bertrand Russell Archives end up at McMaster? The archives came to McMaster against the backdrop of soaring international demand

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Natalie Clark On Nov. 15, the McMaster Alumni Advancement Committee organized a lecture and exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art to highlight how the Bertrand Russell Archives made their way to McMaster University. Guest speakers included archives senior research associate Andrew Bone and archives librarian Myron Groover. The lecture focused on the significance of Bertrand Russell, how the...

Student organizations respond to We controversy
Nov22

Student organizations respond to We controversy

Photo C/O Free The Children McMaster By: Balsam Fasih An investigative article published by Canadaland on Oct. 15 alleges that the WE Charity has partnerships with at least three corporations that use child labour, including Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Unilever. While it is not explicit in Canadaland’s investigation, it appears that their claim that Hershey’s uses child labour stems from a 2015 lawsuit filed by Hagens Berman Sobol...

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900
Nov22

Financial accountability in the MSU The MSU’s 2018 annual audit reports a net loss of $149,900

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Tanvi Pathak Following the University of Ottawa administration’s recent decision to end their agreement with the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, the school is expected to no longer recognize the SFUO as an undergraduate student association by Dec. 24. The decision followed the university’s alleged discovery of fraud and financial mismanagement by SFUO executive members earlier this year. In...

Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces
Nov22

Renovations and longer hours likely coming to HSL The SRA health sciences caucus is working with the library administration to extend Saturday hours and replace bookshelves with study spaces

Photos by Kyle West McMaster students may see changes in the Health Sciences Library study space and operational hours as soon as this year. Student Representative Assembly health sciences representatives Devin Roshan and Tushar Tejpal are working closely with HSL director Jennifer McKinnell to redistribute Sunday hours to Saturday and replace bookshelves with more cubicles and desks. The initiative is part of the SRA health sciences...