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Ward 1 votes yes to pro-LRT candidates Maureen Wilson and Fred Eisenberger came out on top for Ward 1 councillor and mayor
Nov01

Ward 1 votes yes to pro-LRT candidates Maureen Wilson and Fred Eisenberger came out on top for Ward 1 councillor and mayor

Photo C/O Maureen Wilson In the Oct. 22 Hamilton municipal election, Ward 1 was wide-open with 13 candidates looking to be councillors for the first time, while the mayoral race was largely a contest between pro-LRT Fred Eisenberger and anti-LRT Vito Sgro. Maureen Wilson captured 42 per cent of the of the almost 9,000 votes cast. Jason Allen, Carol Lazich and Sophie Geffros followed with 17, 12 and 10 per cent, respectively. Sharon...

Mac student creates new Parkinson’s choir initiative The choir uses science and the power of music to bring the Hamilton Parkinson’s community together on campus
Oct31

Mac student creates new Parkinson’s choir initiative The choir uses science and the power of music to bring the Hamilton Parkinson’s community together on campus

Spurred by a love of music and a drive to help others, McMaster second year arts and science student Zach Levine has created a choir for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease in Hamilton. The Hamilton Parkinson’s Chorus, which started in September and meets once a week on campus, is open to any in the Parkinson’s community and is free of charge. When asked how the idea for a choir began, Levine, the founder and director, said he...

OPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of its resources After a referendum that lowered their funding, OPIRG McMaster has cut costs and changed how they work
Oct25

OPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of its resources After a referendum that lowered their funding, OPIRG McMaster has cut costs and changed how they work

Photo by Kyle West Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster is focusing on more efficiently empowering students to make a difference in the community following a referendum in January 2018 that lowered students’ contributions to our OPIRG chapter from $8.07 per student to $5.50. The organization tackles social and environmental issues through funding student projects and other community organizations. This year, OPIRG McMaster...

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 OPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of its resourcesMac fights back...

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...