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“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year
Mar14

“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year

Graphics by Katarina Brkic, Screenshots C/O Jess and Jane CW: Discussions of sexual violence For Jess*, a veteran Maroons representative, Welcome Week used to be a positive experience, with the Maroons team offering a sense of community. But following a series of sexual assaults by fellow representatives and a varied response, Jess and others in her position continue to feel unsupported by their student union.   The Initial Assaults...

McMaster addressing barriers to diversity and inclusion in employment Student Success Centre takes customized approach to diversity and inclusion needs in the workplace
Mar14

McMaster addressing barriers to diversity and inclusion in employment Student Success Centre takes customized approach to diversity and inclusion needs in the workplace

Photo by Kyle West Statistics Canada data suggests that persons with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized identities are vastly underrepresented in workforces in Canada. To help marginalized students and alumni seek employment, the Student Success Centre launched the Career Access Program for Students, a suite of services offered in collaboration with the Student Accessibility Centre and Maccess. CAPS focuses on skill building and...

Hamilton theatre company gaining attention across North America Tottering Biped Theatre is revolutionizing partner dancing through a social justice approach
Mar06

Hamilton theatre company gaining attention across North America Tottering Biped Theatre is revolutionizing partner dancing through a social justice approach

Photos C/O Trevor Copp By: Jackie McNeill Tottering Biped Theatre, a Hamilton-based theatre company founded by Trevor Copp, has reached over 600,000 views on a TED Talk about ‘liquid lead dancing,’ a gender neutral form of partner dancing. Several McMaster alumni are involved in the theatre company, particularly with their summer Shakespeare work held at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The theatre is social justice-focused, devising...

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...

MSU to release municipal budget submission This year, the student union is pushing for landlord licensing and a lighting audit in Ward 1
Feb27

MSU to release municipal budget submission This year, the student union is pushing for landlord licensing and a lighting audit in Ward 1

Photo by Kyle West By: Tanvi Pathak In March, McMaster Students Union is slated to release its second annual municipal budget submission to Hamilton city council. According to Shemar Hackett, the MSU associate vice president (Municipal Affairs), the budget submission will prioritize transit, student housing, student employment, bylaws and enforcement and lighting. After consulting students and reviewing data from The Your City survey,...