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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 governance,...

Gone a stray The neighbourhood surrounding campus is currently littered with stray animals. Are students to blame for this issue?
Nov26

Gone a stray The neighbourhood surrounding campus is currently littered with stray animals. Are students to blame for this issue?

“I thought in your lease, there’s supposed to be no pets,” says Enid Pagnini, an 87-year-old Westdale resident, surrounded by her five adopted cats. Pagnini contacted us not long ago about the stray problem she’s noticed in the city. The former teacher, cat rescuer and 42-year-strong Hamiltonian finds it difficult to understand how so many students have pets to take care of, when they already seem to have enough of a challenge taking...

Moving forward with tuition MSU unveil their projects and plans for student tuition and debt
Nov19

Moving forward with tuition MSU unveil their projects and plans for student tuition and debt

MSU President Ehima Osazuwa’s phenomenally successful campaign last year was largely built on a distinctly ambitious platform. One of its most controversial points was a promise to address the issue of increasing tuition and student expenses. His ability to tackle a post-secondary policy giant during a one-year long mandate was met with much skepticism. In 2015, the average tuition of Canadian universities saw a 3.2 percent increase...

Time to re-evaluate Research shows a systemic bias in course evaluations. Are we doing enough to address this?
Apr02

Time to re-evaluate Research shows a systemic bias in course evaluations. Are we doing enough to address this?

It’s the time of year when the tables are turned and students are asked to evaluate professors. But what many students don’t know is just how important course evaluations are at McMaster. The Silhouette investigated the complex world of course evaluations, including the research showing systemic gender bias by students in general and some of the big changes coming including the publication of course evaluations results on the student...

Major McMaster donor focus of CBC investigation Michael DeGroote linked to the Mafia through involvement in casino ventures
Jan22

Major McMaster donor focus of CBC investigation Michael DeGroote linked to the Mafia through involvement in casino ventures

Famous businessman-turned-philanthropist Michael G. DeGroote has been identified as part of an investigation by the CBC and the Globe and Mail. In a promo ahead of the airing of an episode of CBC’s the fifth estate, DeGroote is said to have been involved in a casino venture in the Caribbean that led to, among other things, the “involvement of a leading Mafia godfather.” DeGroote, one of Canada’s wealthiest businessmen, is...