Student Representative Assembly sends OPIRG fee to referendum From Jan. 23 to 25, students will vote on the fate of OPIRG McMaster’s funding
Jan11

Student Representative Assembly sends OPIRG fee to referendum From Jan. 23 to 25, students will vote on the fate of OPIRG McMaster’s funding

At the Student Representative Assembly meeting on Nov. 26, the SRA and Board of Directors voted to send the Ontario Public Interest Research Group fee to referendum in January 2018. The McMaster OPIRG fee referendum will come in the wake of the vote at the University of Toronto, which occurred in November 2017 but failed to meet quorum. It will also follow the referenda held the University of Waterloo in 2016 and at Queen’s University...

What the increased minimum wage means for MSU employees Under the new pay scale, MSU employees will continue to earn about the minimum wage
Jan11

What the increased minimum wage means for MSU employees Under the new pay scale, MSU employees will continue to earn about the minimum wage

Working for the McMaster Students Union just became more lucrative, with a new pay scale introduced as of the start of the new year. On Jan. 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Ontario was increased from $11.40 per hour to $14.00 per hour and it is set to raise once again in January 2019 to $15.00 per hour. This push is a part of the initiative for living wages by the Liberal government. A living wage entails a wage that a person would be...

Justin Trudeau: Town Hall at McMaster University Personal and impactful stories were shared as the voices of many Hamiltonians spoke up on issues they believe in
Jan11

Justin Trudeau: Town Hall at McMaster University Personal and impactful stories were shared as the voices of many Hamiltonians spoke up on issues they believe in

The event hosted close to 1900 students and community members, as well as a variety of other influential members of parliament, including #HamOnt born and raised Catherine McKenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Related Posts McMaster releases first public draft on freedom of expression guidelinesMSU presidential candidates: Instagram critiquesMSU presidential candidates: self...

MSU associate vice presidents and you The new associate vice president system focuses on advocacy and support
Nov30

MSU associate vice presidents and you The new associate vice president system focuses on advocacy and support

Since May, six associate vice presidents have worked alongside the McMaster Students Union board of directors to help them achieve their platforms and bring forth their own ideas, whether that be advocating on Parliament Hill or supporting MSU employees. Stephanie Bertolo, a fourth-year Arts and Science student, works alongside the MSU vice president (Education) as associate vice president (Municipal Affairs) to help him advocate on...

Sharing skills and communities As local LGBTQ+ spaces morph, Speqtrum Hamilton hopes to teach skills and bridge the gap between LGBTQ+ youth
Nov16

Sharing skills and communities As local LGBTQ+ spaces morph, Speqtrum Hamilton hopes to teach skills and bridge the gap between LGBTQ+ youth

Last names have been omitted to protect identities. In an office within the YWCA’s Hamilton headquarters on MacNab Street lays the home base for Hamilton’s latest initiative to connect LGBTQ+ youth. Speqtrum Hamilton, a non-profit organization housed under the YWCA, hosts monthly events and workshops for LGBTQ+ youth aged 17-29, and focuses on creating connections and teaching youth new skills. Founded by three McMaster alumni,...

UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada
Nov16

UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada

On Nov. 8, Melissa Fleming, the Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson at the United Nations Refugee Agency, came to Hamilton. In addition to visiting local organizations, Fleming also gave a lecture in Convocation Hall. Fleming is responsible for leading media groups and highlighting the plight and resilience of refugees across the globe. In her speech at McMaster, Fleming focused on the concept of home and emphasized that, by...