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Q&A with Premier Wynne
Jan15

Q&A with Premier Wynne

The Silhouette sat down with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne during her visit to McMaster on Jan. 12 to discuss education, policy, and getting students involved in higher education. Why this tour now? Why come talk to students at this point? The timing of it is we’ve just had an election and I have a plan that we have developed based on all of the work that we did running up to the budget and up to the election, and a fundamental...

The wrong avenue A critical look at the Learning Portfolio
Nov20

The wrong avenue A critical look at the Learning Portfolio

The Student Experience Task Force met weekly in the winter of 2011. The committee of professors was told to dream big to enhance the student experience at McMaster. They envisioned a course that all McMaster students would take, emphasizing co-curricular learning through a supportive network of mentors. They suggested calling this the learning “passport” or “portfolio”. But when McMaster officially launched the Learning Portfolio in...

A male-dominated assembly McMaster currently ranks second last in gender equality among Ontario student governments
Oct09

A male-dominated assembly McMaster currently ranks second last in gender equality among Ontario student governments

There is a noticeable gap in the percentage of women that make up the McMaster Student Representative Assembly. Only 34.3 percent of the SRA is female and none of the executives on the Board of Directors are women. These results put McMaster eighth amongst nine major research universities in Ontario compared in terms of representation of men and women on student governing bodies. In the last SRA election, almost all the female...

Where are the women? New study of Hamilton businesses finds lack of women in senior leadership positions
Oct02

Where are the women? New study of Hamilton businesses finds lack of women in senior leadership positions

A new report on women’s leadership in the Hamilton and Halton region reveals that women are underrepresented in senior leadership positions across a variety of sectors. The report, co-authored by Karen Bird, associate professor of political science at McMaster, and Samantha Jackson, PhD candidate, looks at 2,565 women in senior leadership positions across nine different sectors. It finds that women are underrepresented in all sectors,...

Taming the LiONS On Oct. 2, ten finalists will go head-to-head in the fourth annual LiON'S LAIR
Sep25

Taming the LiONS On Oct. 2, ten finalists will go head-to-head in the fourth annual LiON'S LAIR

There’s nothing fantastical to this competition. All it takes is a little blood, sweat, and tears to be crowned one of the winners in Hamilton’s fourth annual LiON’S LAIR competition on Oct. 2. Jointly presented by Innovation Factory and The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the competition provides the unique opportunity for ten companies to present their ideas to a panel of local business executives called...

McMaster Formula Hybrid Team have the checkered flag in their crosshairs
Mar06

McMaster Formula Hybrid Team have the checkered flag in their crosshairs

At one point or another, most people fantasize about being a racecar driver. For some, it may have come while watching Formula 1 early in the morning. Others may have dangerously felt the urge while out with their driving instructor, who gripped his seat with white knuckles as they sped through a turn at a busy intersection. The McMaster Formula Hybrid team is a student-run organization full of people with the desire to actually...