Yearlong plans in the MSU A summary of what your representatives plan to do this year
Aug04

Yearlong plans in the MSU A summary of what your representatives plan to do this year

On July 16, the Board of Directors and the Student Representative Assembly met as part of their regular schedule In this particular meeting, each member of the Board of Directors, consisting of the president and the vice-presidents of the McMaster Students Union, and representatives from each of the major faculties discussed their yearlong plans moving forward into the academic year. Each of these plans includes a description,...

Operations and Maintenance staff agreement Over the summer, the university agreed to a conclusion decades in the making
Aug04

Operations and Maintenance staff agreement Over the summer, the university agreed to a conclusion decades in the making

In April 2017, an agreement between The Building Union of Canada on behalf of the Operation and Maintenance Staff of McMaster and the university was reached to update the Pay Equity Plan. Effective Oct. 8, all cleaning staff, regardless of job title, will be paid identical wages. This does not include wage increases due to experience. This conclusion has been overdue for decades. At a Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 21, 2010, they...

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done
Aug04

McMaster antibiotic resistance research What you need to know about the issue and what is being done

By: Abdullah El-Sayes Antibiotic resistance has been an issue for decades. Infections that were once easy to cure are no longer treatable as microbes have become resistant to the drugs that kill them. This leads to detrimental effects. It has been 30 years since the last antibiotic drug has been released. The World Health Organization accentuates that impact this may have on humanity and has released a list of pathogenic superbugs in...

It’s almost Hatch’d The new building offers benefits for multiple faculties, and is close to completion
Jul06

It’s almost Hatch’d The new building offers benefits for multiple faculties, and is close to completion

After multiple delays and high anticipation, the multi-million dollar Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning is almost complete. With the referendum by the faculty’s students years ago to raise money for the new space, it only grew in function and scope as interest and funding increased for this central hub of student-focused experiential learning initiatives. The building is separated with each floor serving a...

The TwelvEighty Café Affordability and choice are coming soon to campus
Jul06

The TwelvEighty Café Affordability and choice are coming soon to campus

On June 18, the Student Representative Assembly of the McMaster Students Union met to discuss a number of points. One of the most substantial points to come out of this meeting was the unanimous vote in favour of, “1280 Café Capital Allocation (Marauders Nest Project).” There are two main phases this. Daniel D’Souza, vice-president (Finance), explained the perspective that the MSU took to start these projects. “Our mindset is being...

Supporting employees in the McMaster Students Union The current situation with part-time managers and what is being done
Jun01

Supporting employees in the McMaster Students Union The current situation with part-time managers and what is being done

The McMaster Students Union employs dozens of students through part-time positions in various services with flexible hours. These often attract the best and the brightest within the student union. But working for the student union is not without its own hiccups, and students are speaking up. Following the end of her term as part-time manager for the Peer Support Line, Zeinab Khawaja, a fourth-year Health Sciences student, presented a...