International Women’s Week makes a splash Student groups held programming throughout the week to discuss women’s lived experiences
Mar17

International Women’s Week makes a splash Student groups held programming throughout the week to discuss women’s lived experiences

McMaster Students Union’s Women and Gender Equity Network made waves on campus last week as part of their annual March campaign. WGEN is an MSU service that caters to women, transfolk, people who identify outside of the gender binary and survivors of sexual assault by providing a safe space on campus. In addition, they program campaigns and events throughout the year that centre around education, community building and advocacy. From...

More than what’s for dinner Campus collaboration teaches valuable cooking skills and shows that food is a connector
Mar17

More than what’s for dinner Campus collaboration teaches valuable cooking skills and shows that food is a connector

Food insecurity is a buzzword issue on campus, popping up in multiple campaign platforms and campus events. But it takes more than discussing an issue to create tangible change, and that is what Food for Thought has done. A collaboration between the Student Wellness Centre, Mac Bread Bin, the Indigenous Studies program and Mac Farmstand, Food for Thought is an initiative that aims toto equip students with basic cooking skills they can...

City council passes trans protocol The policy, which codifies respecting trans rights in public institiutions, marks a historic push toward supporting trans rights in Hamilton
Mar10

City council passes trans protocol The policy, which codifies respecting trans rights in public institiutions, marks a historic push toward supporting trans rights in Hamilton

Following multiple speeches in favour, city council has voted to implement a city-wide protocol aiming to protect trans people in Hamilton. Trans rights have been a topic in Hamilton ever since the city reached a legal settlement with a trans woman after she was denied entry to a women’s washroom in April 2016, and when anti-trans ads were put up in bus shelters in August 2016. Following these experiences, the city created a working...

Working together for a safer city Local group works to combat sexual assault and support survivors within the city
Mar10

Working together for a safer city Local group works to combat sexual assault and support survivors within the city

For over 40 years, the Sexual Assault Centre for Hamilton Area has been working diligently to support survivors and to end sexual violence. Through services including a 24-hour support line, individual or group counselling and advocacy program, public prevention education, and a Diverse Communities Outreach program that offers supportive programming for Hamilton’s diverse racial and cultural communities, SACHA aims to “challenge the...

Honouring Hamilton’s women Many McMaster students have been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award
Mar09

Honouring Hamilton’s women Many McMaster students have been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award

By: Bina Patel A group of talented women in Hamilton, including members of McMaster’s community, will be recognized this week for the contributions they have made, both in their immediate settings and the community at large. Each year the Young Women’s Christian Association collects nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award under a number of categories like Outstanding Workplace, Community Leadership and Health. The nominees...

Sharing stories, destroying barriers Queer History Week aimed to educate students about the intersections of race and sexuality and the struggle it poses
Mar09

Sharing stories, destroying barriers Queer History Week aimed to educate students about the intersections of race and sexuality and the struggle it poses

By: Michael Dennis Campus groups  joined together during the inaugural Queer History Week to highlight the issues marginalized members of the queer community face and how LGBTQ history has shaped our contemporary political climate. Organized by the Queer Students Community Centre and McMaster Students Union Diversity Services, Queer History Week hosted a number of events geared toward highlighting Queer history’s role today, and...