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MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines
Nov22

MSU hosts free speech town hall In response to Doug Ford’s mandate, the university is staying firmly committed to its free expression guidelines

Photos by Kyle West By: Anastasia Gaykalova On Nov. 14, students and other members of the McMaster community met at TwelvEighty to join McMaster Students Union president Ikram Farah, McMaster University president Patrick Deane and associate vice president (Equity and Inclusion) Arig al Shaibah in a discussion about how the university is responding to Ontario premier Doug Ford’s free-speech policy directive. The mandate was promised...

Sil sit-down with Maureen Wilson The newly elected Ward 1 councillor discusses housing, LRT and having a voting station on campus
Nov22

Sil sit-down with Maureen Wilson The newly elected Ward 1 councillor discusses housing, LRT and having a voting station on campus

Photo by Kyle West     Last week, Silhouette News Reporter Ryan Tse sat down with Maureen Wilson, the Ward 1 city councillor-elect. Read some highlights from the interview below. Why Maureen believes she won the election: “Experience. I think it’s a combination of my schooling…and then my practice of working in local government. And also my love of cities and my fascination with space, movement and the relationship to people and how...

McMaster Wilson scholars host free speech discussion The event reflects the university’s renewed attention to free expression
Nov15

McMaster Wilson scholars host free speech discussion The event reflects the university’s renewed attention to free expression

Photos C/O Sabrina Macklai On Nov. 9, recipients of the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award, one of McMaster University’s largest scholarships, held a dinner meeting in partnership with the Socrates Project to discuss free speech and McMaster’s current guidelines in light of the larger province-wide focus on the issue. The event was invite-only, consisting of nine Wilson Leaders and alumni and approximately ten additional guests. The...

SRA rejects Ontario government campus free speech mandate It remains unclear if McMaster’s guidelines will make Doug Ford’s cut
Nov15

SRA rejects Ontario government campus free speech mandate It remains unclear if McMaster’s guidelines will make Doug Ford’s cut

Photo by Kyle West By: Elliot Fung On Oct. 14, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly unanimously passed a motion to formally oppose the provincial government’s mandate that all publicly-assisted colleges and universities in Ontario draft and submit a free speech policy by January 2019. In addition, the SRA asks that the government withdraw the mandate immediately. The eight-part motion responds to the...

#MeToo founder speaks near campus During her speech, Tarana Burke stressed the importance of harm-reduction and individual healing
Nov08

#MeToo founder speaks near campus During her speech, Tarana Burke stressed the importance of harm-reduction and individual healing

Photo C/O Drew Simpson CW: This article contains discussion of sexual assault By: Drew Simpson On Oct. 30, Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke at the McIntyre Centre at an event organized by McMaster University, Mohawk College and the Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton). Inside the event centre was a well-lit stage with fall-coloured flowers matching the red Mohawk College logo. Three cream chairs sat in the centre in...

Students hold vigil to mourn Pittsburgh victims The McMaster Jewish community reflects on the tragedy and prevalence of anti-Semitism
Nov08

Students hold vigil to mourn Pittsburgh victims The McMaster Jewish community reflects on the tragedy and prevalence of anti-Semitism

Photos C/O McMaster Hillel CW: mentions of violence, anti-Semitism By: Daniella Mikanovsky On Oct. 30, McMaster students, faculty and staff gathered on the field near Burke Science Building to mourn the deaths of the 11 people who lost their lives during the Oct. 27 Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting, committed by a man espousing Nazi rhetoric. The McMaster community was joined by rabbis and Hamilton community members as they...