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Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.
Oct18

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.

Photo by Catherine Goce In only four days from now, McMaster students with a Hamilton address will have the opportunity to vote in the 2018 Hamilton municipal election. Here is a guide to the day of to help you find your way to a voting station and come armed with all the information you need to successfully cast your ballot. When is the election? The municipal election will take place on Oct. 22.   Who am I voting for? You have the...

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project
Oct18

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project

  As the Hamilton municipal election looms, The Silhouette will be interviewing Ward 1 candidates about their platforms and why they believe McMaster students should vote for them. This week, we are featuring our final set of candidates: Jordan Geertsma, Maureen Wilson, Carol Lazich and Syed Bakht. Click to learn more about the candidates.   Related Posts EFRT pushing for new CPR training deviceWard 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for...

How do Ward 1 candidates’ platforms differ? While candidates agree on the importance of many of the election’s key issues, they are proposing different steps to tackle them
Oct18

How do Ward 1 candidates’ platforms differ? While candidates agree on the importance of many of the election’s key issues, they are proposing different steps to tackle them

By Elliot Fung The Ward 1 councillor candidates are promising a number of changes that aim to improve McMaster student life. While ideas such as support for landlord licensing and the light rail transit project can be found in multiple platforms, the candidates differ in their approach to some key areas. With the constant rise of housing prices, affordable housing, which includes student housing, is considered a top priority for all...

Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline
Oct04

Ford’s free speech policy mandate ignites renewed concerns McMaster’s free speech guidelines are under fresh examination as policy implementation nears deadline

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives On Aug. 30, the Progressive Conservative provincial government announced a new directive mandating all Ontario universities to “develop, implement and comply” with formal free speech policies by January 2019. According to the official statement, if a university is not compliant, the particular institution may be subject to a reduction in operating grant funding. In June, McMaster released updated...

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized
Sep27

White paint thrown onto the pride crosswalks, police investigating The pride crosswalks, located at Sterling Street and Forysth Avenue North, appear to have been vandalized

Photos By: Sasha Dhesi Students walking home on Sept. 27 were surprised to see the usually colourful crosswalks at the most eastern part of campus covered in white paint. The crosswalks were commissioned by the city of Hamilton in an effort to honour Hamilton’s LGBTQ+ community. Introducing the beautiful new crosswalks at the Sterling Street entrance to campus! Thank you to #HamOnt Mayor @FredEisenberger and Ward 1 Councillor...

Mac alumni found Disability Justice Network of Ontario The network is seeking to build a community for people with disabilities across the province
Sep27

Mac alumni found Disability Justice Network of Ontario The network is seeking to build a community for people with disabilities across the province

Photo C/O Disability Justice Network of Ontario By Saad Ahmed The Disability Justice Network of Ontario is a new Hamilton-based organization dedicated to addressing issues faced by the city’s disabled community, with the hope to scale the organization across the entire province within the next three years. Two of three of the organization’s co-founders, Sarah Jama and Eminet Dagnachew, are McMaster alumni, and the third co-founder...