New MSU VPs take office Summer plans include standardizing hiring practices and developing a rep support program
Jun07

New MSU VPs take office Summer plans include standardizing hiring practices and developing a rep support program

Following their election by the Student Representative Assembly on April 7 and 8, Scott Robinson, Kristina Epifano and Stephanie Bertolo were installed as McMaster Students Union vice presidents on May 1, joining the Board of Directors with MSU president Ikram Farah. What the incoming vice presidents have in common is a high degree of experience and knowledge about the MSU, something reflected in the leaders’ confidence in the...

Who is Ward 1? A review of Ward 1's character before the municipal election ramps up
Jun07

Who is Ward 1? A review of Ward 1's character before the municipal election ramps up

In the coming months, the city of Hamilton will see another election, this time to vote in the new city council. Ward 1, the ward in which McMaster University and many of its students reside, is known for having a relatively high voter turnout; during the 2014 election, Ward 1’s voter turnout was 40.7 per cent, while Hamilton’s overall turnout sat at 34 per cent. But a lot can change in four years, and the city keeps on changing....

Looking green A look at the implications that come with marijuana legalization in Hamilton
Jun07

Looking green A look at the implications that come with marijuana legalization in Hamilton

Update [June 8 @ 14:56]: The Act was passed in the Senate of Canada on June 7, 2018. After reconciliation of the House and Senate bills, the Act will be effective in the summer of 2018. One of the biggest milestones in the Canadian history of legalized weed might come into play this summer. As of right now, marijuana remains a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Unless otherwise regulated for production and...

Humans of McMaster – Ken Hall Ken Hall has worn many hats throughout his time at McMaster. He’ll soon add another to his collection when he receives an honorary Doctorate of Law at the upcoming Social Sciences graduation.
Jun04

Humans of McMaster – Ken Hall Ken Hall has worn many hats throughout his time at McMaster. He’ll soon add another to his collection when he receives an honorary Doctorate of Law at the upcoming Social Sciences graduation.

Ken Hall stepped foot onto this campus in 1951. After graduating from the Honours Geography program in 1955 and following a dedicated teaching career, he became the only two-term president of the McMaster Alumni Association in twenty years. During that time, he led a program which links female graduates to first year female students-in-residence. Hall is also a founding member of the Student Recruiting Committee, has created an annual...

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...

Province approves temporary overdose prevention site Hamilton is nearly 80 per cent above the provincial average as it relates to overdoses
May11

Province approves temporary overdose prevention site Hamilton is nearly 80 per cent above the provincial average as it relates to overdoses

The province announced on Tuesday that a temporary overdose prevention site has been approved for the city of Hamilton. The temporary site, organized by the Shelter Health Network in partnership with Hamilton Urban Core CHC will be located along Rebecca St. This is the first supervised injection site in Hamilton. The approval has been met with one-time provincial funding of up to $116,300 for the 2018-19 funding year. The Rebecca St....