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McMaster’s teaching and research assistants vote to authorize strike action In a history-making vote, 87 per cent of CUPE 3906’s Unit 1 vote yes for a strike mandate
Oct10

McMaster’s teaching and research assistants vote to authorize strike action In a history-making vote, 87 per cent of CUPE 3906’s Unit 1 vote yes for a strike mandate

Photos by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On Sept. 26, the Canadian Union of Public Employees 3906 made history as 87 per cent of its Unit 1 members voted to authorize a strike mandate. Unit 1 represents graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants and research assistants at McMaster. This will allow for strike action, if deemed necessary.  The vote came after a series of labour negotiations between CUPE 3906 and McMaster University....

McMaster research quantifies the climate emergency Civil engineering assistant professor Zoe Li works with simulation models to anticipate the future environmental impact of climate change
Oct10

McMaster research quantifies the climate emergency Civil engineering assistant professor Zoe Li works with simulation models to anticipate the future environmental impact of climate change

Photo C/O Jin Lee, Dan Kim, and the Faculty of Engineering By Wei Yan Wu, Contributor  It is becoming increasingly important to plan and prepare for the future consequences that the climate emergency will bring to our planet. Zoe Li, a civil engineering assistant professor at McMaster University, has set out to tackle this need.  As someone who works with scientific models, Li does not work in an experimental laboratory. Instead, she...

Hamilton is moving forward with Cardus partnership In its plans to re-open Balfour House, Hamilton city councillors have voted 13-2 in favour of an allegedly homophobic and Islamophobic organization
Oct03

Hamilton is moving forward with Cardus partnership In its plans to re-open Balfour House, Hamilton city councillors have voted 13-2 in favour of an allegedly homophobic and Islamophobic organization

The City of Hamilton is pursuing a partnership with Cardus, despite concerns from some residents regarding the organization’s allegedly anti-LGBTQ and islamophobic views.   According to their website, Cardus is a non-partisan, Christian-based think tank and registered charity that provides independent research and commentary on a wide range of topics. These topics include education, health, law, work, economics and spirited...

Chinese Students and Scholars Association de-ratified On Sept. 22, the SRA voted to de-ratify the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, citing an alleged history of surveillance and intimidation
Oct03

Chinese Students and Scholars Association de-ratified On Sept. 22, the SRA voted to de-ratify the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, citing an alleged history of surveillance and intimidation

Photo c/o Kyle West By Nicholas Marshall, Contributor This article has been edited as of Oct. 5, 2019 In February 2019, the McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice and the Muslim Students Association hosted an event called “The Genocide of Uyghur Muslims — Talk by Uyghur Survivor”. During this event, activist Rukiye Turdush spoke about the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Western China. MMPJ co-presidents Batool and Elaaf, who requested...

Hamilton strikes for the climate Hundreds took to the streets to demand action on the climate crisis
Oct03

Hamilton strikes for the climate Hundreds took to the streets to demand action on the climate crisis

Photos by Hannah Walters-Vida / Editor-In-Chief On Sept. 27, hundreds of Hamiltonians gathered in Gore park to raise the alarm bell on climate change and urge leaders to take action. The climate strike came as part of a week of mass climate actions from Sept. 20-27.   Hamilton’s climate strike was one of many general strikes around the world, in which people walked out of school, work and their homes to raise the alarm on the climate...

Making a difference together Students affected by OSAP cuts gather in a Facebook group in hopes of lobbying for change
Oct03

Making a difference together Students affected by OSAP cuts gather in a Facebook group in hopes of lobbying for change

In late 2017, Ontario experienced its longest college labour dispute when the Ontario Public Service Employees Union went on strike. Representatives from the student associations of multiple colleges penned an open letter to members of provincial parliament, speaking on behalf of their respective student bodies. One of these representatives was Nicola Lau, president of the Seneca Student Federation at the time. She led 2,000 students...