Bye-bye plastic, hello boxed water In an effort to promote sustainability and healthy active living, Union Market has phased out plastic water bottles
Feb16

Bye-bye plastic, hello boxed water In an effort to promote sustainability and healthy active living, Union Market has phased out plastic water bottles

By: Saad Ejaz In an effort to engage in more sustainable practices, the McMaster Students Union has stopped selling plastic water bottles this month, while pushing for boxed water cartons and re-usable water bottles. Originally proposed as part of Justin Monaco-Barnes’ MSU presidential campaign, the union is further developing existing initiatives to make the MSU more sustainable. “Roughly 41 per cent of universities in Ontario have...

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields
Feb16

A new lease on Life Sciences Following deliberations with both students and faculty, the Honours Life Sciences program has created new specializations aimed to introduce students to new fields

New specializations are coming to life for the next academic year. With an enrollment of over 1,100 students in the Honours Life Sciences program, the School of Interdisciplinary Sciences has been working to devise new specializations for the benefit of this large cohort. The surprising twist? Students themselves are helping to spearhead the design of these specializations. Four Life Sciences students at the university currently serve...

Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity
Feb16

Let’s talk: food security A growing problem within the city, different groups work within both the Hamilton and McMaster community to fight food insecurity

Food insecurity is a frightening reality for a large number of Hamiltonians. With the rising cost of food, people throughout the city are left feeling insecure about how, when and what they will be able to eat. The monthly cost of food for a four-person family in Hamilton is estimated at over $700 per month, and over 17,000 people within the city access food banks on a monthly basis. Food insecurity can mean different things for...

Royal Connaught – profile Royalty is coming back to Hamilton
Feb14

Royal Connaught – profile Royalty is coming back to Hamilton

Built in 1914 by the Pigott Construction Company and designed by Harry Frost, the Royal Connaught was a thirteen story building in downtown Hamilton and first opened in 1916. It served as a popular destination for entertaining royalty, politicians, and famous people from around the world. Throughout the 1950s, the hotel was known as the “hottest spot in town”, hosting lavish events from formal banquets to exclusive concerts. Several...

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community
Feb09

The Quebec Mosque Shooting and McMaster Following the terrorist attack in Quebec, Hamiltonians joined together to support the Muslim community

By: Saad Ejaz Thousands of Canadians across the country have sought to show their support for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, as the country struggled to understand how it became a setting for the tragic events on Jan. 29. On Jan. 30, as the flags in front of the Burke Science Building flew at half mast, McMaster University students, bundled against the cold, stood in solidarity to mourn the lives lost in the Quebec...

Gardening in HamOnt Locals gather to learn how to grow their own garden and promote sustainability
Feb09

Gardening in HamOnt Locals gather to learn how to grow their own garden and promote sustainability

The ground may be frozen, but it’s not too early to plan what you can grow come springtime. Seedy Saturday is an annual event held in several cities across the country. Inspired by Seeds of Diversity Canada, a national organization dedicated to the conservation of food biodiversity, the event focuses on local sustainability practices, education, and building communities with sustainable futures. Hamilton’s own event was hosted on Feb....