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Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services
Jun29

Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services

Photo C/O Silhouette Photo Archives On June 2, Black Lives Matter — Toronto posted a livestream series on Twitter of students protesting the “violence that Black and racialized Indigenous students face” on McMaster University’s campus. “McMaster also silences students when we protest, we get ignored and we get ticketed for speaking against basic injustices that happen here on campus,” a student on the livestream stated. At the end of...

PRIDE: Independent review looks into Pride 2019 events A 125-page report has found that Hamilton Police Services failed to prepare adequately for last year’s Pride celebration
Jun25

PRIDE: Independent review looks into Pride 2019 events A 125-page report has found that Hamilton Police Services failed to prepare adequately for last year’s Pride celebration

Photo C/O Will Erskine By Trisha Gregorio, Contributor On June 15, 2019, the annual Hamilton Pride event was disrupted by groups of homophobic and white supremacist protesters, resulting in a violent confrontation between them and some of the Pride attendees. The police had not been invited to the event due to the fraught history between them and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and complaints that the Hamilton Police Services took too long...

Supporting each other through the COVID-19 pandemic How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care
Apr11

Supporting each other through the COVID-19 pandemic How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care

Photo C/O @djnontario By Donna Nadeem, Staff Writer With over 11,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the cracks in an unjust system, leaving the most vulnerable at risk. Given the lack of paid sick days, many workers have to choose between going to work and risking contracting the virus, or staying home and losing income. Individuals experiencing homelessness and those facing precarious housing...

COVID-19 closures leave students unemployed How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care
Apr08

COVID-19 closures leave students unemployed How CareMongering HamOnt is creating networks of care

Photo C/O Erik Mclean Students’ lives have rapidly changed with the COVID-19 virus closing campus doors. On March 13 David Farrar, McMaster’s president, announced that all graduate and undergraduate classes were cancelled and no in-person exams would take place this April. The days following this announcement have brought updates including the closure of all non-essential services on campus.  Many students found that not only were...

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date
Apr02

Students react to postponed convocation ceremonies Spring convocation will be held online, in-person ceremony to be held at a later date

Photo C/O MD Duran On March 24, McMaster announced that this year’s spring convocation ceremonies, previously scheduled from May 19 to June 12, will be postponed. Instead, virtual celebrations will be planned to comply with the need for physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release assured students that an in-person ceremony will be held at a later date, but did not specify what this ceremony would entail. This...

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters
Mar25

There’s no more excuses How can Hamilton cope with climate change? Climate resilience and social cohesion are key to coping with possible disasters

Graphic by Elisabetta Paiano/ Production Editor The threat of climate change was made clear by the fires that spread across Australia earlier this year. Heat waves and drought caused bush fires that permanently altered the country’s landscape, which were made at least 30 per cent worse by the impacts of climate change. Australia’s devastating fires are only an early example of the consequences of the climate crisis. Although, across...