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In the wake of the Student Choice Initiative As the school year gets into full swing, clubs are preparing for the financial impacts of the Student Choice Initiative
Sep12

In the wake of the Student Choice Initiative As the school year gets into full swing, clubs are preparing for the financial impacts of the Student Choice Initiative

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor The Government of Ontario’s Student Choice Initiative was announced on Jan. 17, 2019. It called into question the tuition and ancillary fee guidelines that many students across the province had grown accustomed to. The SCI is part of the Government of Ontario’s plan to make postsecondary education more affordable in Ontario. The new framework has already attracted much attention due to its changes to...

Enter McMaster’s newest student hub While construction has yet to be completed, the multi-purpose Peter George Centre for Living and Learning will attempt to address student needs and improve the student experience
Sep05

Enter McMaster’s newest student hub While construction has yet to be completed, the multi-purpose Peter George Centre for Living and Learning will attempt to address student needs and improve the student experience

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida In April 2017, construction for McMaster University’s Peter George Centre for Living and Learning began. Situated directly beside the Ron Joyce Stadium, PGCLL is projected to be a complete 14-storey, 335 000 square foot building by Nov. 4, 2019.  Holly Gibson, manager of marketing and communications for McMaster’s Housing & Conference Services, revealed that that the rationale for building PGCLL was...

How does it all work? A guide to the MSU
Sep05

How does it all work? A guide to the MSU

If we want to be technical about it, the MSU was formed in 1890.  In its early days, it was called the McMaster Student Body, an overarching name that belied how unequipped the organization had been in serving its entire student population. Over the years, it developed and mutated as student concerns began to diversify. Female McMaster students formed the Women’s Student Body in 1911, and in 1925, the separate needs of on- and...

McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year
Sep05

McMaster University’s Year In Review Need-to-know news from last year

Photo by Kyle West Sept. 13, 2018 Ursula Johnson’s Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember) art exhibit opened at the McMaster Museum of Art. Through three distinct spaces and public performances, she showcased Indigenous culture and the obstacles that it faces.  Sept. 25, 2018 A series of break-ins concentrated in a short amount of time occurred near McMaster and the Westdale area. Eventually, police made an arrest on Feb. 15, 2019.  Sept. 27,...

Premier makes quiet visit to McMaster Innovation Park Premier's visit was met with some pushback from the McMaster community
Sep05

Premier makes quiet visit to McMaster Innovation Park Premier's visit was met with some pushback from the McMaster community

Photo by Hannah Walters-Vida By: Olivia Fava On August 8, Premier Doug Ford visited McMaster Innovation Park along with two other Progressive Conservative party members, Member of Provincial Parliament Donna Skelly and MPP Ross Romano, the training, colleges and universities minister. During the tour, they were notably received by leaders from Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a cancer research group, the Biomedical Engineering and Advanced...

SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”
Aug14

SRA de-ratifies Dominion society “We made a mistake, but we’re going to fix it”

Content warning: white supremacy At an emergency meeting last night, the Student Representative Assembly voted unanimously to de-ratify the Dominion society due to concerns that the club had neglected to disclose its affiliation with an external organization with alleged ties to xenophobic individuals. The Dominion society was ratified alongside 337 other clubs at the July 24 SRA meeting. Prior to ratification, concerns were raised...