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MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans
Nov29

MSU board of directors mid-year review Seven months into their term, The Silhouette looks at whether the BoDs have followed through on their year-plans

Photo C/O Haley Greene President Ikram Farah Ikram Farah has begun a series of initiatives over the first term and has mostly been on schedule with her year-plan thus far into the academic year. Farah worked with Metrolinx to implement extended Go bus hours on the busiest nights of Welcome Week and throughout the year, a prominent platform point for her. There are now two added trip times at night for the 47 eastbound and the 15A...

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy
Nov29

Student groups condemn gender identity resolution Trans activists express concern that the motion will put their rights in jeopardy

Photo by Razan Samara By: Drew Simpson From Nov. 12 to 19, the trans and LGBTQA+ community came together to observe Trans Awareness Week. While marginalized groups were reflecting on the country’s history of transphobic violence, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to open debate whether gender identity theory should be stripped from curriculum in Ontario schools. The Nov. 17 resolution seeks to characterize...

Student organizations respond to We controversy
Nov22

Student organizations respond to We controversy

Photo C/O Free The Children McMaster By: Balsam Fasih An investigative article published by Canadaland on Oct. 15 alleges that the WE Charity has partnerships with at least three corporations that use child labour, including Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Unilever. While it is not explicit in Canadaland’s investigation, it appears that their claim that Hershey’s uses child labour stems from a 2015 lawsuit filed by Hagens Berman Sobol...

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year
Nov22

McMaster’s changes over Patrick Deane’s term Despite being in his role for nine years, Deane’s most prominent and controversial initiatives were implemented only last year

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Grace Kuang McMaster president Patrick Deane is approaching the end of his second five year-term in his role as president at the university. Over the past nine years, Deane oversaw significant changes at McMaster, such as the addition of new infrastructural developments and interdisciplinary programs at the university. “It will be extremely difficult to leave McMaster,” said Deane. “I was...

MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines
Nov22

MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines

Photos by Kyle West By: Anastasia Gaykalova On Nov. 14, students and other members of the McMaster community met at TwelvEighty to join McMaster Students Union president Ikram Farah, McMaster University president Patrick Deane and associate vice president (Equity and Inclusion) Arig al Shaibah in a discussion about how the university is responding to Ontario premier Doug Ford’s free-speech policy directive. The mandate was promised...

Sil sit-down with Maureen Wilson The newly elected Ward 1 councillor discusses housing, LRT and having a voting station on campus
Nov22

Sil sit-down with Maureen Wilson The newly elected Ward 1 councillor discusses housing, LRT and having a voting station on campus

Photo by Kyle West     Last week, Silhouette News Reporter Ryan Tse sat down with Maureen Wilson, the Ward 1 city councillor-elect. Read some highlights from the interview below. Why Maureen believes she won the election: “Experience. I think it’s a combination of my schooling…and then my practice of working in local government. And also my love of cities and my fascination with space, movement and the relationship to people and how...