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Ward 1 votes yes to pro-LRT candidates Maureen Wilson and Fred Eisenberger came out on top for Ward 1 councillor and mayor
Nov01

Ward 1 votes yes to pro-LRT candidates Maureen Wilson and Fred Eisenberger came out on top for Ward 1 councillor and mayor

Photo C/O Maureen Wilson In the Oct. 22 Hamilton municipal election, Ward 1 was wide-open with 13 candidates looking to be councillors for the first time, while the mayoral race was largely a contest between pro-LRT Fred Eisenberger and anti-LRT Vito Sgro. Maureen Wilson captured 42 per cent of the of the almost 9,000 votes cast. Jason Allen, Carol Lazich and Sophie Geffros followed with 17, 12 and 10 per cent, respectively. Sharon...

Ontario court sexual assault ruling and McMaster The ruling in support of the extreme intoxication defence has implications on campus
Nov01

Ontario court sexual assault ruling and McMaster The ruling in support of the extreme intoxication defence has implications on campus

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Maanvi Dhillon *CW: This article contains discussion of sexual assault* During the summer, an Ontario Superior Court Justice ruled in support of an accused person’s right to use extreme intoxication as a defence in sexual assault cases. The rule has implications on campus as McMaster University continues to make progress in providing adequate support for victims, training for staff and responses...

Mac student creates new Parkinson’s choir initiative The choir uses science and the power of music to bring the Hamilton Parkinson’s community together on campus
Oct31

Mac student creates new Parkinson’s choir initiative The choir uses science and the power of music to bring the Hamilton Parkinson’s community together on campus

Spurred by a love of music and a drive to help others, McMaster second year arts and science student Zach Levine has created a choir for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease in Hamilton. The Hamilton Parkinson’s Chorus, which started in September and meets once a week on campus, is open to any in the Parkinson’s community and is free of charge. When asked how the idea for a choir began, Levine, the founder and director, said he...

OPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of its resources After a referendum that lowered their funding, OPIRG McMaster has cut costs and changed how they work
Oct25

OPIRG McMaster restructuring to make the most of its resources After a referendum that lowered their funding, OPIRG McMaster has cut costs and changed how they work

Photo by Kyle West Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster is focusing on more efficiently empowering students to make a difference in the community following a referendum in January 2018 that lowered students’ contributions to our OPIRG chapter from $8.07 per student to $5.50. The organization tackles social and environmental issues through funding student projects and other community organizations. This year, OPIRG McMaster...

Mac fights back against expected minimum wage freeze Fight for $15 and Fairness has been voicing opposition to the provincial government’s plan to scrap Bill 148
Oct25

Mac fights back against expected minimum wage freeze Fight for $15 and Fairness has been voicing opposition to the provincial government’s plan to scrap Bill 148

Photo by Kyle West On Oct. 23, the provincial government officially scrapped Bill 148, which had called for a rise in minimum wage to $15 in 2019, in addition to a number of protections for workers. Premier Doug Ford claims that Bill 148 was “too much, too fast” and a “job killer.” The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has opposed the labour reforms and further minimum wage hikes, arguing that the recently instituted higher minimum wage has...

MSU McMaster budget submission making a comeback The MSU wants the university allocate thousands of dollars to EFRT and OERs
Oct25

MSU McMaster budget submission making a comeback The MSU wants the university allocate thousands of dollars to EFRT and OERs

Photos by Catherine Goce By Areej Ali Following a two year hiatus, the McMaster Students Union brought back the university budget submission, a document submitted to the university that outlines a number of recommendations put forward by the MSU. Tasneem Warwani, associate vice president (University Affairs), sought to re-introduce the MSU McMaster budget submission given the power and usefulness of the advocacy tool. “We believe that...