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McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow
Dec11

McMaster and CUPE have drafted an agreement A ratification vote will take place tomorrow

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor On Nov. 26, 89 per cent of the Canadian Union of Public Employes 3906’s Unit 1 members voted in favour of ratifying a tentative agreement with the university, thus avoiding a strike. CUPE 3906 Unit 1 represents research and teaching assistants in both graduate and undergraduate programs at McMaster.  Voting began on Nov. 25, immediately following CUPE 3906’s Special General Membership Meeting. At this...

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain
Nov28

SCI deemed unlawful Collective student action leads to legal victory, but what lies ahead is uncertain

Photos by Andrew Mrozowski / A&C Editor  On Nov. 21, the Ontario Divisional Court struck down the Student Choice Initiative, a controversial directive introduced by the provincial government which required universities and colleges to allow students to opt-out of student fees deemed “non-essential.” Three judges unanimously ruled that the government did not have the legal authority to interfere with the autonomous and democratic...

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer
Nov07

MAC CSSA was originally ratified under a false pretext of being on probation The SRA did not promptly address miscommunication regarding MAC CSSA’s probation over the summer

Photo C/O Catherine Goce On Sept. 22, the Student Representative Assembly voted to de-ratify the McMaster Chinese Students and Scholars Association due to concerns that the club’s actions had endangered members of the community. An investigation by the Silhouette has found that there had been several instances of miscommunication in the months leading up to the de-ratification. During the summer, the Student Representative Assembly...

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification
Nov07

MAC CSSA updates from the Nov. 3 SRA Meeting The SRA upheld MAC CSSA’s de-ratification

Photo C/O Kyle West On Nov. 3, the Student Representative Assembly rejected the McMaster Chinese Student and Scholars Association’s appeal to have their club re-ratified. The SRA passed a motion on Sept. 22 to de-ratify MAC CSSA for violating section 5.1.3 of the Clubs Operating Policy by endangering student safety. This decision was partly based on evidence documents and a student testimony provided at the meeting. The evidence...

Two Weeks Later Two weeks after the pro-Hong Kong Lennon Wall demonstration, concerns are being raised about inaction, censorship and isolation
Nov07

Two Weeks Later Two weeks after the pro-Hong Kong Lennon Wall demonstration, concerns are being raised about inaction, censorship and isolation

Photo by Cindy Cui/ Photo Editor * Names and identifying details have been altered to protect the privacy of individuals* The Oct. 22 Lennon Wall demonstration at McMaster was intended to raise awareness for the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill protests happening in Hong Kong and to express solidarity with  Hong Kong protestors. An individual interrupted the demonstration  at around 4 p.m. and attempted to damage the signs on the...

The Campus Store is swapping maroon for green In an effort to reduce the impact of plastic on the environment, the McMaster campus store will stop selling single-use plastic bags
Sep26

The Campus Store is swapping maroon for green In an effort to reduce the impact of plastic on the environment, the McMaster campus store will stop selling single-use plastic bags

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor The Campus Store will no longer be selling single-use plastic bags in an effort to make McMaster University more sustainable. According to Donna Shapiro, the campus store director, the store was selling over 20,000 plastic or tote bags each year.  “We look at the waste on campus and we look at the plastic bags. Those bags are heavy duty plastic bags. We’re not talking about Walmart plastic bags,...