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Hamilton introduces equity, diversity and inclusion lens The motion calls for the city to incorporate equity and inclusion into all city decisions
Mar14

Hamilton introduces equity, diversity and inclusion lens The motion calls for the city to incorporate equity and inclusion into all city decisions

Photo by Kyle West Hamilton city council has committed to taking an equity and inclusion lens to municipal decisions going forward. Two weeks ago, Mayor Fred Eisenberger brought a motion to city council to implement a new equity, diversity and inclusion lens into city policies. The motion passed unanimously and calls for a report to be brought forward on how to introduce an EDI lens to all city initiatives. Attached to the motion was...

McMaster alumna promotes STEM satire through new website Lexa Graham is using her passion for comedy to bring attention to the knowns and unknowns of science
Mar14

McMaster alumna promotes STEM satire through new website Lexa Graham is using her passion for comedy to bring attention to the knowns and unknowns of science

Photo C/O dnatured.com By: Neda Pirouzmand After completing an undergraduate degree in chemistry and masters in chemical engineering at McMaster University, Lexa Graham embarked on a new path. She performed in stand-up comedy shows and wrote for satire sites like The Onion and CBC Comedy. After identifying a gap in the market for satirical science content, she launched DNAtured.com on Feb. 21. “The journey to build up this website was...

“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year
Mar14

“You’re paying for other students to be assaulted”: Maroons speak out against rampant sexual violence A slew of Maroons have disclosed some kind of sexual assault in the last year

Graphics by Katarina Brkic, Screenshots C/O Jess and Jane CW: Discussions of sexual violence For Jess*, a veteran Maroons representative, Welcome Week used to be a positive experience, with the Maroons team offering a sense of community. But following a series of sexual assaults by fellow representatives and a varied response, Jess and others in her position continue to feel unsupported by their student union.   The Initial Assaults...

McMaster addressing barriers to diversity and inclusion in employment Student Success Centre takes customized approach to diversity and inclusion needs in the workplace
Mar14

McMaster addressing barriers to diversity and inclusion in employment Student Success Centre takes customized approach to diversity and inclusion needs in the workplace

Photo by Kyle West Statistics Canada data suggests that persons with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized identities are vastly underrepresented in workforces in Canada. To help marginalized students and alumni seek employment, the Student Success Centre launched the Career Access Program for Students, a suite of services offered in collaboration with the Student Accessibility Centre and Maccess. CAPS focuses on skill building and...

My Lil’ HealthBot launching dorm room delivery pilot program The program expects to deliver personal health products to students anywhere on campus within 20 minutes
Mar13

My Lil’ HealthBot launching dorm room delivery pilot program The program expects to deliver personal health products to students anywhere on campus within 20 minutes

Photo by Kyle West By: Natalie Clark In 2017, McMaster partnered with the My Lil’ HealthBot startup to provide students on campus with all of their various drugstore needs. Stocked with Advil, shampoo and various other drugstore essentials, McMaster’s own personal care product vending machine, My Lil’ HealthBot “Marie,” located in Mary Keyes Residence, achieves a solid seven to 10 sales a week. Two years later, My Lil’ HealthBot has...

Student group starts movement to improve McMaster sustainability The MSU sustainability education committee is pushing to improve the university’s current practices
Mar07

Student group starts movement to improve McMaster sustainability The MSU sustainability education committee is pushing to improve the university’s current practices

Photo by Kyle West By: Neda Pirouzmand On Feb. 27, the McMaster Students Union sustainability education committee began their three day “Compost at Mac” education campaign in partnership with the academic sustainability programs office and the MSU Maroons. The campaign marked the beginning of a movement to create more opportunities for students to engage with long-term investment towards changing McMaster’s sustainability practices....