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EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus
Oct22

EFRT pushing for new CPR training device Q-CPR is slated to improve training for first responders on campus

Photo by Madeline Neumann By Balsam Fasih Changing standards of care are pushing the McMaster Students’ Union Emergency First Response Team to adopt Quality CPR, a training device that gives trainees feedback on the quality of their chest compressions. While it is not part of traditional CPR training courses, Q-CPR is quickly becoming part of changing standards of care for cardiac arrest patients, now being used by Hamilton’s...

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.
Oct18

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.

Photo by Catherine Goce In only four days from now, McMaster students with a Hamilton address will have the opportunity to vote in the 2018 Hamilton municipal election. Here is a guide to the day of to help you find your way to a voting station and come armed with all the information you need to successfully cast your ballot. When is the election? The municipal election will take place on Oct. 22.   Who am I voting for? You have the...

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project
Oct18

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project

  As the Hamilton municipal election looms, The Silhouette will be interviewing Ward 1 candidates about their platforms and why they believe McMaster students should vote for them. This week, we are featuring our final set of candidates: Jordan Geertsma, Maureen Wilson, Carol Lazich and Syed Bakht. Click to learn more about the candidates.   Related Posts EFRT pushing for new CPR training deviceWard 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for...

How do Ward 1 candidates’ platforms differ? While candidates agree on the importance of many of the election’s key issues, they are proposing different steps to tackle them
Oct18

How do Ward 1 candidates’ platforms differ? While candidates agree on the importance of many of the election’s key issues, they are proposing different steps to tackle them

By Elliot Fung The Ward 1 councillor candidates are promising a number of changes that aim to improve McMaster student life. While ideas such as support for landlord licensing and the light rail transit project can be found in multiple platforms, the candidates differ in their approach to some key areas. With the constant rise of housing prices, affordable housing, which includes student housing, is considered a top priority for all...

What weed legalization will mean for students on campus McMaster’s smoking ban policy also applies to cannabis, but some specifics remain unclear
Oct17

What weed legalization will mean for students on campus McMaster’s smoking ban policy also applies to cannabis, but some specifics remain unclear

Photo by Grant Holt By Drew Simpson As of Oct. 17, Canadians 19 or older, including the majority of McMaster students, will be able to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and purchase weed from the Ontario Cannabis Store and regulated retailers. However, despite the update in federal legislation, McMaster is staying firmly committed to its smoking ban. As defined by McMaster’s “Tobacco & Smoke-Free University Policy,”...

Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline
Oct04

Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives On Aug. 30, the Progressive Conservative provincial government announced a new directive mandating all Ontario universities to “develop, implement and comply” with formal free speech policies by January 2019. According to the official statement, if a university is not compliant, the particular institution may be subject to a reduction in operating grant funding. In June, McMaster released updated...