SRA meeting rundown: Feb 4 The SRA discusses the new Student Activity Building and administrative motions
Feb12

SRA meeting rundown: Feb 4 The SRA discusses the new Student Activity Building and administrative motions

On Feb. 4, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly gathered in room 111 of Gilmour Hall for the first SRA meeting of the month. Meeting highlights included a delegation by MSU President Chukky Ibe, a report period and a few administrative motions. In a referendum last March, 59 per cent of McMaster students voted in favour of the expansion of Pulse and the creation of a new Student Activity Building. Ibe’s...

McMaster to lower PhD tuition for international students The university’s efforts will come in the wake of changes in Ontario government fund
Feb12

McMaster to lower PhD tuition for international students The university’s efforts will come in the wake of changes in Ontario government fund

In the wake of increased provincial government funding aimed at attracting international PhD students, Ontario universities including the University of Toronto and Brock University have lowered tuition prices for graduate students from abroad. In Jan. 2018, the University of Toronto announced that, come Sept., international students will pay the same prices as domestic students. A month later, Brock University scrapped international...

Mac’s most recent IT student forum Mosaic and Avenue feedback session sparks a discussion about improving McMaster technology
Feb12

Mac’s most recent IT student forum Mosaic and Avenue feedback session sparks a discussion about improving McMaster technology

On Feb. 5, the McMaster Students Union, IT governance and IT review organized an event aimed at collecting feedback from students about their experiences with Mosaic and Avenue to Learn. The event was facilitated by Susan Mitchell, director of administration at the DeGroote School of Business, Marzena Kielar, manager IT reporting and data warehouse, Amanda Lee Baldwin, senior manager IT review implementation and Michelle Zheng,...

Hungry for change Food insecurity is on the rise within the community, leaving several people hungry for change.
Feb08

Hungry for change Food insecurity is on the rise within the community, leaving several people hungry for change.

Food insecurity can be defined by several different characteristics and does not necessarily have one, universal definition. For some, it can mean a lack of physical, economic or culturally acceptable access to food and in extreme cases, it can mean that one’s nutritional food intake is too low. The issue of food insecurity is very much systemic, and is steadily on the rise in Hamilton. Emergency food bank usage within the city from...

The MSU’s pre-budget submission The MSU’s submission recommended the city invest more into major sectors such as transit and and housing
Feb08

The MSU’s pre-budget submission The MSU’s submission recommended the city invest more into major sectors such as transit and and housing

By: Donna Nadeem On Jan. 29, the McMaster Students Union submitted their pre-budget recommendations to city hall on how tax dollars ought to be used in Hamilton. The five main areas of investment that the pre-budget submission recommends are transit, student retention and employment, housing, by-laws and waste management. The submission discusses having an increase in Hamilton Street Railway services on week-ends and in the summer,...

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis
Feb08

Fighting the opioid crisis with naloxone Individuals and student groups are improving the accessibility of life-saving naloxone training on campus to combat the opioid crisis

Amid the opioid crisis, organizations on campus have been working to make naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, more accessible to students and the community. Currently, McMaster students who are not at risk of an overdose are unable to pick up a free naloxone kit anywhere on campus. The pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre and Student Wellness Centre do not carry the kit as a result of...