Supporting employees in the McMaster Students Union The current situation with part-time managers and what is being done
Jun01

Supporting employees in the McMaster Students Union The current situation with part-time managers and what is being done

The McMaster Students Union employs dozens of students through part-time positions in various services with flexible hours. These often attract the best and the brightest within the student union. But working for the student union is not without its own hiccups, and students are speaking up. Following the end of her term as part-time manager for the Peer Support Line, Zeinab Khawaja, a fourth-year Health Sciences student, presented a...

Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience
Mar31

Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience

During the fall term of 2015, McMaster University sent students in Level II and above a survey, asking them to evaluate their undergraduate experience thus far. The Student Satisfaction Survey, created by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, touched on a variety of different themes including resource availability, teaching quality and overall satisfaction with students’ chosen program of study. The majority of the survey was...

20 for 20 — Welcome to Hamilton Following in the footsteps of Ryerson University, the 20 for 20 project seeks to assist Syrian refugees coming to Hamilton. The Silhouette sits down with Ahmed, a young man sponsored by the government
Mar31

20 for 20 — Welcome to Hamilton Following in the footsteps of Ryerson University, the 20 for 20 project seeks to assist Syrian refugees coming to Hamilton. The Silhouette sits down with Ahmed, a young man sponsored by the government

Since the federal government’s initial announcement of refugee resettlement in Canada, many Syrian refugees have made it to Hamilton; however, the process has been neither short nor easy. Faced with language and cultural barriers, settlement is a process that’s dependent on the help and efforts of the larger community. McMaster students volunteering with Wesley Urban Ministry and professors helping to sponsor families through the 20...

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus
Mar24

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus

The Silhouette sincerely apologizes to Glenn De Caire for the false contents found in the previous version of the article “The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire,” published on thesil.ca and distributed across campus on March 24, 2016. The disparaging statements made about Glenn De Caire are entirely untrue and are hereby unconditionally retracted by The Silhouette. Amendments to the online article were made on April...

Enhancing Indigenous Studies Following Lakehead University’s and the University of Winnipeg’s curriculum changes, the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance is petitioning for a mandatory Indigenous education for all students
Mar17

Enhancing Indigenous Studies Following Lakehead University’s and the University of Winnipeg’s curriculum changes, the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance is petitioning for a mandatory Indigenous education for all students

Before we concluded our interview, Hannah Martin shared a poem from the late Mik’maq poet and songwriter Rita Joe. “I am the Indian/And the burden/Lies yet with me.” Martin, too, is Mik’maq. As a First Nations person, and a member of the McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance, she personally identified that burden as a distinct responsibility to educate, and to make real the long history of the overlooked injustices of...

MSU report card
Dec03

MSU report card

      Ehima Osazuwa – MSU President Ehima Osazuwa is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the McMaster Students Union. As President, Osazuwa acts as the key advocate for the student body in matters within the university and beyond. Osazuwa’s vision for the MSU has been notably progressive, and has been characterized by significant promises to improve student equity. These include plans to promote women in...