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McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year
Sep05

McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year

Photo by Kyle West Sept. 13, 2018 Ursula Johnson’s Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) art exhibit opened at the McMaster Museum of Art. Through three distinct spaces and public performances, she showcased Indigenous culture and the obstacles that it faces.  Sept. 25, 2018 A series of break-ins concentrated in a short amount of time occurred near McMaster and the Westdale area. Eventually, police made an arrest on Feb. 15, 2019.  Sept. 27,...

Premier makes quiet visit to McMaster Innovation Park Premier's visit was met with some pushback from the McMaster community
Sep05

Premier makes quiet visit to McMaster Innovation Park Premier's visit was met with some pushback from the McMaster community

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida By: Olivia Fava On August 8, Premier Doug Ford visited McMaster Innovation Park along with two other Progressive Conservative party members, Member of Provincial Parliament Donna Skelly and MPP Ross Romano, the training, colleges and universities minister. During the tour, they were notably received by leaders from Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a cancer research group, the Biomedical Engineering and Advanced...

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society
Aug07

“White supremacist and xenophobic attitudes and activities have no place in the MSU Clubs System” Calls for an overhaul to the clubs' approval process come following release of information about Dominion Society

Photo C/O Kyle West Content warning: white supremacy On July 24, McMaster Students’ Union president Josh Marando issued a letter urging the student representative assembly to revoke a new club’s status due to its alleged connections to people and organizations with white supremacist ties. The Dominion society, originally named the MacDonald society, describes itself as a club aimed at celebrating Canadian culture and history....

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans
Jul18

Would you like whipped cream on top? The Grind unveils its expansion plans

By: Neda Pirouzmand With just over a year since its introduction in February 2018, The Grind is in the process of expanding to accommodate up to 125 people. Vice president (Finance) Alexandrea Johnston credits an engineering management 5B03 capstone project for the idea to increase The Grind’s capacity. Two McMaster engineering students led this project in direct partnership with the then vice president (Finance), Scott Robinson. They...

In the Flood Zone What caused flooding in the MUSC basement and what will it take to prevent future floods?
Jul18

In the Flood Zone What caused flooding in the MUSC basement and what will it take to prevent future floods?

Starting approximately two weeks ago, the McMaster University Student Centre basement has been hit with a series of floods, causing costly damages and prompting administration to begin formulating  an extensive repair plan. On July 3, a drain pipe burst in the CFMU station offices, causing a flood. The following afternoon, another drain pipe burst in the Silhouette office. Water streamed from the ceiling for several hours, causing it...

Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues
May13

Three students receive trespassing tickets during May at Mac protest HSMN members were holding a demonstration that criticized university administration on a range of issues

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida Three student activists received trespassing tickets Saturday afternoon while holding a demonstration that criticized McMaster University administration on a range of issues including policing on campus, sexual violence, overcrowding and inadequate mental health services. Protestors acting on behalf of local activist group Hamilton Student Mobilization Network gathered in the McMaster University Student...