McMaster University is spending thousands of dollars on critical reflection From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers
Apr09

McMaster University is spending thousands of dollars on critical reflection From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers

Technology has changed education. From online resources to course management, post-secondary education has been reshaped by the internet and computers. Among the many affected areas is critical reflection. McMaster University is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to address this. In 2013, McMaster University created the Learning Portfolio. According to a 2013 Learning Portfolio Working Group report, the project aimed to...

MEET THE VEEPS The incoming Board of Directors plan to focus on accessibility, space and inclusion on campus
Apr06

MEET THE VEEPS The incoming Board of Directors plan to focus on accessibility, space and inclusion on campus

On April 1 and 2, incoming Student Representative Assembly members voted in the new McMaster Students Union vice presidents. Preethi Anbalagan was elected for vice president (Administration), Daniel D’Souza for vice president (Finance) and Ryan Deshpande for vice president (Education). The newly elected vice presidents will be joining president Chukky Ibe on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. For the first time, the entire Board of...

General Assembly falls flat There are more words in this sentence than there were people in attendance at this year’s McMaster Students Union General Assembly
Mar31

General Assembly falls flat There are more words in this sentence than there were people in attendance at this year’s McMaster Students Union General Assembly

Another General Assembly has come and gone, with one of the lowest attendances in recent years. Only 16 voters were registered, meaning only 0.00065 per cent of the McMaster Students Union attended the event. The annual General Assembly is meant to be a place where students who are not directly involved with student governance may have their voice heard. If the General Assembly hits quorum, which is three per cent of the MSU...

Student politics and you: where do other universities stand? Other universities also suffer from lack of interest in the legislative assembly
Mar24

Student politics and you: where do other universities stand? Other universities also suffer from lack of interest in the legislative assembly

As of March 10, the McMaster Students Union has elected their new Student Representative Assembly for the 2017-2018 term. Although the SRA serves as the main legislative body within the MSU, 10 of the 31 seats available were acclaimed. This contrasts last year’s SRA race, where nearly all caucuses saw a race, save for nursing. Although a peculiarity, such a phenomenon is seen on other university campuses and indicates a decline in...

The jump Are Hamilton students prepared for their post secondary education?
Mar24

The jump Are Hamilton students prepared for their post secondary education?

For many Marauders, March is a reminder of deciding to attend university. The adjustment from high school into post-secondary is a step in formal education that every student in university has gone through, and the repercussions from being unprepared for university remain pertinent. The disparity between student transitions into McMaster life and academics begs the question of whether this falls on the individual student or whether...

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...