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My Lil’ HealthBot launching dorm room delivery pilot program The program expects to deliver personal health products to students anywhere on campus within 20 minutes
Mar13

My Lil’ HealthBot launching dorm room delivery pilot program The program expects to deliver personal health products to students anywhere on campus within 20 minutes

Photo by Kyle West By: Natalie Clark In 2017, McMaster partnered with the My Lil’ HealthBot startup to provide students on campus with all of their various drugstore needs. Stocked with Advil, shampoo and various other drugstore essentials, McMaster’s own personal care product vending machine, My Lil’ HealthBot “Marie,” located in Mary Keyes Residence, achieves a solid seven to 10 sales a week. Two years later, My Lil’ HealthBot has...

Student group starts movement to improve McMaster sustainability The MSU sustainability education committee is pushing to improve the university’s current practices
Mar07

Student group starts movement to improve McMaster sustainability The MSU sustainability education committee is pushing to improve the university’s current practices

Photo by Kyle West By: Neda Pirouzmand On Feb. 27, the McMaster Students Union sustainability education committee began their three day “Compost at Mac” education campaign in partnership with the academic sustainability programs office and the MSU Maroons. The campaign marked the beginning of a movement to create more opportunities for students to engage with long-term investment towards changing McMaster’s sustainability practices....

McMaster takes second census to evaluate diversity of employees The second employment equity census follows 2016 report suggesting low representation of LGBTQA2S+ and minority staff
Mar07

McMaster takes second census to evaluate diversity of employees The second employment equity census follows 2016 report suggesting low representation of LGBTQA2S+ and minority staff

Photo C/O Kyle West McMaster University is currently taking its second employment equity census to evaluate the diversity of McMaster’s staff and faculty. The voluntary census is open to all McMaster employees and identifies the representation of five target groups: women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQA2S+ employees. The census comes three years after the first census, which was taken in...

Mac sorority enriching campus and Hamilton Black community Nu Omega Zeta members discuss how the sorority gives them a sense of belonging and space to celebrate their identity
Feb28

Mac sorority enriching campus and Hamilton Black community Nu Omega Zeta members discuss how the sorority gives them a sense of belonging and space to celebrate their identity

Photos C/O Nu Omega Zeta By: Areej Ali Nu Omega Zeta is a Black-focused sorority at McMaster that aims to support and enrich the Black community on campus and in Hamilton. While the sorority was founded in September 2011, plans to launch Nu Omega Zeta were in the works months before the sorority’s founding date. The seven Nu Omega Zeta founders first looked to Black Greek organizations in the United States, which provided a good...

McMaster Black Aspiring Physicians president recognized at John C. Holland awards Club president Sonia Igboanugo was honoured for supporting black undergrads aspiring to pursue careers in healthcare
Feb28

McMaster Black Aspiring Physicians president recognized at John C. Holland awards Club president Sonia Igboanugo was honoured for supporting black undergrads aspiring to pursue careers in healthcare

Photo C/O Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster On Feb. 2, Sonia Igboanugo, a fourth-year McMaster biomedical discovery and commercialization student and co-founder of Black Aspiring Physicians of McMaster, received the Lincoln Alexander scholarship at the John C. Holland awards, which celebrates African-Canadian achievement in Hamilton. Igboanugo and McMaster grad student Kayonne Christy launched BAP-MAC during the 2016-2017 school...

McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment
Feb14

McMaster embroiled in discrimination tribunal case The alumna is accusing the university of human rights violations, racial profiling, intimidation and harassment

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives Over the last two years, Halima Al-Hatimy, a former McMaster University public health grad student, has launched multiple Ontario human rights complaints against McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences. She also has legal proceedings against McMaster officials Patrick Deane, Wanda McKenna, Sarah Dickson, Glenn De Caire, Joseph Zubek and constables Tyler Rogers and Peter Broz. Al-Hatimy’s issues with...