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DJNO speaking out against state violence against people with disabilities Next week, the DJNO will be hosting a rally with the Justice for Soli movement
Mar21

DJNO speaking out against state violence against people with disabilities Next week, the DJNO will be hosting a rally with the Justice for Soli movement

Photo C/O @djnontario By: Donna Nadeem The Disability Justice Network of Ontario is a Hamilton-based organization launched in September by McMaster alumni Sarah Jama and Eminet Dagnachew and McMaster student Shanthiya Baheerathan. The co-founders initially got together because of their aligning interests. For instance, Jama was working with the McMaster Students Union Diversity Services as an access coordinator, trying to push the...

McMaster librarians are transforming how we think about science A storytelling event brought new perspectives to the nit and grit of STEM as a part of a year-long initiative
Mar20

McMaster librarians are transforming how we think about science A storytelling event brought new perspectives to the nit and grit of STEM as a part of a year-long initiative

Photos C/O Steel City Stories By: Neda Pirouzmand Abeer Siddiqui, McMaster’s librarian and adjunct lecturer for the school of interdisciplinary science, partnered with Steel City Stories to create “Science: an evening of true, personal stories about science,” an event held on March 12 featuring personal stories told by STEM professionals to community members. Hamilton storyteller Lisa Hunt, a member of the Steel City Stories Planning...

McMaster student wins YWCA Women of Distinction award Maddie Brockbank was honoured for her work surrounding sexual violence prevention and male allyship
Mar20

McMaster student wins YWCA Women of Distinction award Maddie Brockbank was honoured for her work surrounding sexual violence prevention and male allyship

Photo C/O Maddie Brockbank By: Abi Sudharshan CW: Discussions of sexual violence   On March 7, the YWCA Hamilton hosted the 43rd annual Women of Distinction Awards dinner. These awards recognize the achievements of women in the Hamilton community. From business to education, the night celebrates exemplary leadership by women in an effort to inspire other women. One of the most watched award categories is that of the “Young Woman of...

Keeping up with the demand for student housing Amid increased demand, off-campus housing is becoming less affordable and harder for students to find
Mar14

Keeping up with the demand for student housing Amid increased demand, off-campus housing is becoming less affordable and harder for students to find

Photos by Catherine Goce Finding off-campus housing can be a stressful experience for McMaster students for a variety of reasons, and it does not look like that will change anytime soon. With the increased number of students enrolled at the university, off-campus housing is becoming harder to find. According to McMaster University official statistics, more than 27,000 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled at the university...

Hamilton introduces equity, diversity and inclusion lens The motion calls for the city to incorporate equity and inclusion into all city decisions
Mar14

Hamilton introduces equity, diversity and inclusion lens The motion calls for the city to incorporate equity and inclusion into all city decisions

Photo by Kyle West Hamilton city council has committed to taking an equity and inclusion lens to municipal decisions going forward. Two weeks ago, Mayor Fred Eisenberger brought a motion to city council to implement a new equity, diversity and inclusion lens into city policies. The motion passed unanimously and calls for a report to be brought forward on how to introduce an EDI lens to all city initiatives. Attached to the motion was...

“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...