UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada
Nov16

UN examines Hamilton as home United Nations Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson gave a talk reflecting on the refugee experience in Canada

On Nov. 8, Melissa Fleming, the Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson at the United Nations Refugee Agency, came to Hamilton. In addition to visiting local organizations, Fleming also gave a lecture in Convocation Hall. Fleming is responsible for leading media groups and highlighting the plight and resilience of refugees across the globe. In her speech at McMaster, Fleming focused on the concept of home and emphasized that, by...

Failing to discipline welcome week representatives One science rep shares their experience as they attempt to call out racism within their rep team

*name has been changed to protect identity Jamie*, a science student and former faculty rep, was not expecting they would have to file a human rights complaint against three fellow science representatives. But due to a lack of clear disciplinary action, they have had to go the McMaster Equity and Inclusion Office to report three students who repeatedly used the n-word on social media. On Mar. 31, the day before the first day of...

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group
Nov14

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group

On Nov. 12, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly and Board of Directors convened in Gilmour Hall for a particularly lengthy meeting. In addition to voting on the approval of a number of policy papers, the assembly engaged in a heated discussion about whether the Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster student fee should be sent to referendum. OPIRG McMaster Board of Directors member Tanya Brkic delivered...

My Lil’ Health Bots McMaster is one of the first Canadian post-secondary institutions to carry personal care product vending machines

“Carrying over 50 personal health and care products, these touch-screen vending machines have been placed in Mary Keyes Residence and the Commons Building.” Read the full article here: https://www.thesil.ca/lil-health-bots-come-mac Related Posts Letter to the Editor: peace on campusGuess the McMaster BuildingMcMaster University's History...

A rundown of the MSU’s health  services review An online survey asked students to reflect on their experiences at the Student Wellness Centre
Nov09

A rundown of the MSU’s health services review An online survey asked students to reflect on their experiences at the Student Wellness Centre

From Oct. 23 to Nov. 5., the McMaster Students Union surveyed students about their experiences with the Student Wellness Centre. This MSU health services review was two years in the making, and was constructed by the University Affairs committee in collaboration with the Student Health Education Centre last year and taken up again by Ryan Deshpande, MSU vice president (Education). On. Oct 23, the health services review survey was made...

An update on the college strike Classes still on hold as the strike enters its fourth week
Nov09

An update on the college strike Classes still on hold as the strike enters its fourth week

By: Donna Nadeem Almost four weeks into the faculty and staff strike at Ontario’s 24 public colleges and McMaster students whose programs are conjoined with Mohawk College are beginning to wonder how they will make up for all the missed class. Since Oct. 16 students in McMaster’s nursing, Bachelor of Technology, medical and radiation sciences, specific social science classes, have all had clinical placements and labs put on hold. As...