Jordan Peterson lecture met by air horns and protesters The professor who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns described it as the "most contentious event I've been to"
Mar20

Jordan Peterson lecture met by air horns and protesters The professor who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns described it as the "most contentious event I've been to"

McMaster is the centre of controversy after a protest disrupted a debate-turned-lecture by University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson. Originally, a group called Overcome the Gap planned a four-person debate featuring Jordan Peterson and three McMaster professors. The discussion was supposed to be centred around freedom of speech and political correctness. Peterson, a clinical psychologist, has become a controversial figure after...

International Women’s Week makes a splash Student groups held programming throughout the week to discuss women’s lived experiences
Mar17

International Women’s Week makes a splash Student groups held programming throughout the week to discuss women’s lived experiences

McMaster Students Union’s Women and Gender Equity Network made waves on campus last week as part of their annual March campaign. WGEN is an MSU service that caters to women, transfolk, people who identify outside of the gender binary and survivors of sexual assault by providing a safe space on campus. In addition, they program campaigns and events throughout the year that centre around education, community building and advocacy. From...

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects
Mar17

McMaster’s latest endowment: A look at how Mac is using their research funds McMaster University secures $1.37 million in research funding to support innovative projects

As yet another convincing testament for the institution’s prowess in research, seven McMaster investigators have been awarded a total of $1.37 million in funding from the Canada Foundation For Innovation. The $1.37 million was supplied from the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, a fund designed as a critical strategic investment tool to help institutions elevate promising researchers. The awards were announced in late February by the...

More than what’s for dinner Campus collaboration teaches valuable cooking skills and shows that food is a connector
Mar17

More than what’s for dinner Campus collaboration teaches valuable cooking skills and shows that food is a connector

Food insecurity is a buzzword issue on campus, popping up in multiple campaign platforms and campus events. But it takes more than discussing an issue to create tangible change, and that is what Food for Thought has done. A collaboration between the Student Wellness Centre, Mac Bread Bin, the Indigenous Studies program and Mac Farmstand, Food for Thought is an initiative that aims toto equip students with basic cooking skills they can...

Honouring Hamilton’s women Many McMaster students have been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award
Mar09

Honouring Hamilton’s women Many McMaster students have been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award

By: Bina Patel A group of talented women in Hamilton, including members of McMaster’s community, will be recognized this week for the contributions they have made, both in their immediate settings and the community at large. Each year the Young Women’s Christian Association collects nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award under a number of categories like Outstanding Workplace, Community Leadership and Health. The nominees...

Stretching all library hours The need for extended library hours is not being met due to financial constraints
Mar09

Stretching all library hours The need for extended library hours is not being met due to financial constraints

Year after year, the Student Representative Assembly and McMaster Students Union executives bring Library Hour Extension into their campaigns and year after year, nightowl students continue to see the library facilities closed for the evening. This begs the serious question of why student demand is not being translated into longer schedules. Quite simply, it is because of finances. More elaborately, the potential for library buildings...