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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...

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...

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election
Oct04

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election

Photos by Catherine Goce By Donna Nadeem Following of last year’s particularly low McMaster Students Union presidential voter turnout rate and suspicions that not all students received an email allowing them to vote, the MSU elections department has been making key changes to its email voting system. In particular, MSU elections department investigated any technical issues with the MSU’s voting system Simply Voting. Ultimately, they...

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation
Oct04

Future plans for the MUMC The outdated nature of the building is largely motivating the potential relocation

Photos by Catherine Goce By Elliot Fung The agenda from the McMaster Board of Governors meeting in April 2018 reveals that the Hamilton Health Sciences board has approved a plan to stop operating at its current facility within the next ten years.  As part of a 20-year redevelopment plan, HHS plans to relocate the Children’s and Women’s hospital away from the McMaster University Medical Centre to an expansion of Hamilton General...