Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department
Mar12

Where the MSU presidential candidacy currently stands This year’s unprecedented race may lead to changes in the Elections Department

This story has been edited to reflect new information revealed since its initial publication. Now well over a month since the campaign period ended, the McMaster Students Union finally has an official MSU president-elect: Ikram Farah. Following this year’s race, students may see changes in the Elections Department as they reconsider their current system. This year’s MSU presidential election saw two disqualifications, something...

Mac’s plan to reduce international PhD tuition Following the suite of other Ontario universities, McMaster has unveiled the exact details of their plans to lower PhD costs for international students
Mar08

Mac’s plan to reduce international PhD tuition Following the suite of other Ontario universities, McMaster has unveiled the exact details of their plans to lower PhD costs for international students

As of Sept. 1 2018, international PhD students will be charged the same tuition fees as domestic PhD students. Nevertheless, the take-home pay for international students will remain the same. In September 2017, only domestic PhD students were eligible for funding by the province. However, in October, this changed as the provincial government released part of its internationalization strategy in a letter to Ontario universities. The...

Searching for answers after Soli’s death McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice are still looking for answers about the death of Soleiman Faqiri
Mar08

Searching for answers after Soli’s death McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice are still looking for answers about the death of Soleiman Faqiri

Content Warning: This article contains descriptions of violence In December 2016, Soleiman Faqiri died in segregation in a Lindsay, Ont. jail after being subdued by over 20 officers. Since then, both his family and members of the McMaster community have been waiting for answers surrounding the circumstances of his death and the punishments to follow. Walid Abdulaziz, a student and member of McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice, is...

Changes coming to the QSCC The new coordinator has big plans to bring the peer support service up to speed
Mar08

Changes coming to the QSCC The new coordinator has big plans to bring the peer support service up to speed

The McMaster Students Union Queer Students Community Centre may see big changes in the coming school year if incoming coordinator, Miranda Clayton, has her way. Clayton, who plans on implementing new programming and potentially change the physical layout of the space, hopes to bring the QSCC to the quality of other MSU peer support services on campus. “The QSCC hasn’t felt like home to queer and trans students for a really long time....

McMaster People Project comes to campus The student group’s first event sparks conversations about the power of spaces and diverse governance
Mar08

McMaster People Project comes to campus The student group’s first event sparks conversations about the power of spaces and diverse governance

The McMaster People Project is a new student-led initiative aimed at improving representation of students in governing bodies at McMaster and in Hamilton. The initiative was spearheaded by Chukky Ibe, McMaster Students Union president, and Sabrin Salim, a representative from the Student Representative Assembly, in collaboration with Makenzy Walcott, Sebat Bekri, Gabriella Roberts, Kamini Persaud and Ibe’s campaign team. The McMaster...

Commonalities of faith in the student body The SRA approves the Interfaith Council
Mar08

Commonalities of faith in the student body The SRA approves the Interfaith Council

By: Emile Shen The McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly recently approved the operating policy for the Interfaith Council on Feb. 25, 2018. The Interfaith Council, however, has been holding meetings since July 2017 and under the leadership of Sabra Salim, SRA member (Science) and Max Lightstone, former SRA member (Engineering), writing the operating policy and making long-term plans since Nov. 2017. The...