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Ontario government releases Student Choice Initiative guidelines Next year, students will be able to opt-out of paying for MSU clubs and services
Apr04

Ontario government releases Student Choice Initiative guidelines Next year, students will be able to opt-out of paying for MSU clubs and services

Photo by Kyle West On March 29, the Ontario government unveiled guidelines for universities to follow in order to comply with the “Student Choice Initiative” policy, which allows students to opt out of paying ancillary fees. According to the document, students will be allowed to opt out of fees that are allocated towards clubs, student organizations and programs that do not fall into the government’s criteria for essential fees....

McMaster and MSU respond to sexual violence survey results Both the McMaster Students Union and the university have committed to reviewing their policies regarding sexual violence and harassment on campus
Apr04

McMaster and MSU respond to sexual violence survey results Both the McMaster Students Union and the university have committed to reviewing their policies regarding sexual violence and harassment on campus

Photo by Kyle West The McMaster Students Union and McMaster University are preparing to re-examine their policies and protocols on sexual violence in light of the recent Student Voices on Sexual Violence report released by the provincial government earlier this month. The Student Voices on Sexual Violence survey was sent out last year and involved 160,000 students from over 40 Ontario post-secondary institutions outlining their...

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education
Apr04

Enrollment opens for McMaster science of cannabis program The McMaster Centre for Continuing Education is setting the stage for more timely and accessible education

Photo C/O Grant Holt By: Neda Pirouzmand The university has banned the consumption of cannabis on campus, but the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research have combined efforts to pilot a new “Science of Cannabis” program. Science of cannabis is going to be a three-course program that will meet the needs of health and community...

Tax-free Tuesdays to be scrapped The university is discontinuing the project because it lost revenue during the test launch
Apr03

Tax-free Tuesdays to be scrapped The university is discontinuing the project because it lost revenue during the test launch

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Areej Ali This past November marked the launch of “Tax-Free Tuesdays,” an initiative proposed by McMaster Students Union president Ikram Farah during the 2018 presidential election. The pilot project, created in collaboration with McMaster Hospitality Services, entailed offering students a 13 per cent discount at La Piazza during the month of November. Farah initially created the initiative in...

Bridges launches cards for humanity program McMaster Hospitality Services is piloting a student-based donation program
Apr03

Bridges launches cards for humanity program McMaster Hospitality Services is piloting a student-based donation program

Photo by Kyle West By: Neda Pirouzmand On March 18, Bridges Café unveiled its new “Cards for Humanity” student program. “Cards” refer to one dollar donations that students can make at checkout in the café. Each donation will go towards a future student’s purchase. There is a one hundred dollar cap on donations so that funds do not accumulate. Chris Roberts, director of McMaster Hospitality Services, described the program as...

Students hold vigil to mourn Christchurch victims Fifteen speakers addressed the large crowd, remembering the victims and calling for a united response against white supremacy and Islamophobia
Mar28

Students hold vigil to mourn Christchurch victims Fifteen speakers addressed the large crowd, remembering the victims and calling for a united response against white supremacy and Islamophobia

Photo by Kyle West CW: Islamophobia, violence   On March 19, hundreds of students, faculty and staff filled the McMaster University Student Centre courtyard to mourn the victims of the Christchurch massacre. The terrorist attack was committed on March 15 by a white supremacist who opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing a total of 50 people and injuring 50 others. The attack was considered the worst mass...