Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery
Oct19

Discovery 1A03 How McMaster is providing once in a lifetime opportunities through learning and discovery

Society often considers post-secondary education to be an essential element to today’s knowledge economy. However, while Canada holds one of the highest rates of post-secondary attainment rates across other commonwealth countries at upwards of 66 per cent, some students who have the potential to succeed are subject to barriers within their participation. The McMaster Discovery Program offers university-level, non-credit courses to...

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights
Oct19

Trans health in Hamilton Following a vote to draft a letter of recommendation, what trans health equity means exactly and Hamilton’s future re: trans rights

Trans Hamiltonians may soon see an increase in healthcare quality, as city council drafts a letter of recommendations for Local Health Integration Network, the board of Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joesph’s Healthcare to improve regional healthcare for trans and gender non-conforming folk in the area. The LHIN is in charge of fund allocation for the area, and the latter boards are in charge of daily aspects of healthcare in...

Mohawk shoots for a strike McMaster and Mohawk students alike have been affected by the OPSEU
Oct17

Mohawk shoots for a strike McMaster and Mohawk students alike have been affected by the OPSEU

After failing to come to an agreement with the College Employer Council, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which includes Mohawk College staff, spearheaded a strike on Oct. 16. In the wake of the strike, McMaster nursing, b. tech, medical and radiation sciences, specific social science classes, clinical placements and labs were suspended. Areeba Anam, a second year medical and radiation sciences student, was hit particularly...

A look back at the safety of HoCo In response to past critiques, the board of directors attempted to improve security during Homecoming
Oct05

A look back at the safety of HoCo In response to past critiques, the board of directors attempted to improve security during Homecoming

In response to the underrepresentation of reps and security staff at Post Malone, the McMaster Students Union beefed up security for Lil Yachty and the Strumbellas. The call for the MSU to update students about its increased security measures came when Sabra Salim, caucus leader (Science), put forward a motion at the Student Representative Assembly on Sept. 24. While the initial motion asked the board to outline what changes they were...

New Sobi-Presto Program Meet SoBi’s new best friend, Presto
Oct05

New Sobi-Presto Program Meet SoBi’s new best friend, Presto

By: Saad Ejaz If you are a McMaster University student or a resident in Hamilton, you have likely passed a dock of dark blue bikes appearing on city corners. A new program by Sobi Hamilton rolled out last week which introduces new functionality that enables users to use their Presto pass on all the bikes in the fleet. This comes after the introduction of the new Hamilton Street Railway U-Pass, a free Presto card for all McMaster...

Carving out spaces at Take Back the Night McMaster Womanists talk about their new presence at Take Back the Night and the importance of intersectionality
Oct05

Carving out spaces at Take Back the Night McMaster Womanists talk about their new presence at Take Back the Night and the importance of intersectionality

By: Emile Shen On Sept. 28, the Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton Area) held Hamilton’s 36th annual Take Back The Night. It was also the first time that the McMaster Womanists tabled at the event, a group that seeks to give survivors a chance to not only reclaim their right to safety, but also collectively heal in a march around downtown Hamilton. The McMaster Womanists was established in 2014 by Kayonne Christy and Kermeisha Williams...

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