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Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.
Oct18

Ward 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for Mac students Need some help figuring out how to vote in the 2018 Hamilton election? The Silhouette has you covered.

Photo by Catherine Goce In only four days from now, McMaster students with a Hamilton address will have the opportunity to vote in the 2018 Hamilton municipal election. Here is a guide to the day of to help you find your way to a voting station and come armed with all the information you need to successfully cast your ballot. When is the election? The municipal election will take place on Oct. 22.   Who am I voting for? You have the...

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project
Oct18

Meet your Ward 1 Councillor candidates This week’s candidates disagree on the need for the LRT project

  As the Hamilton municipal election looms, The Silhouette will be interviewing Ward 1 candidates about their platforms and why they believe McMaster students should vote for them. This week, we are featuring our final set of candidates: Jordan Geertsma, Maureen Wilson, Carol Lazich and Syed Bakht. Click to learn more about the candidates.   Related Posts EFRT pushing for new CPR training deviceWard 1 Voting 101: A voting guide for...

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election
Oct04

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election

Photos by Catherine Goce By Donna Nadeem Following of last year’s particularly low McMaster Students Union presidential voter turnout rate and suspicions that not all students received an email allowing them to vote, the MSU elections department has been making key changes to its email voting system. In particular, MSU elections department investigated any technical issues with the MSU’s voting system Simply Voting. Ultimately, they...

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October
Sep27

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Maanvi Dhillon On Oct. 22, Ontarians will be heading to the polls for the second time this year to cast their ballots in an election. Hamilton’s municipal election will decide the mayor and ward councillors for the next four years, and the McMaster Students Union has been working hard on a campaign aimed at increasing student voter turnout. In particular, the MSU Education team will be rolling...

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals
Sep26

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals

  On Sept. 23, the Student Representative Assembly met in room 111 of Gilmour Hall to share faculty reports and vote on a number of proposed motions.   One debated motion was the creation of a communications, advertising and student engagement ad hoc committee. The committee would exist to review current models of student engagement and offer recommendations to SRA committees. The motion was moved by SRA Science representative Eric...

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer
Sep07

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer

Photo credit: Haley Greene Over June and July, McMaster Students Union President Ikram Farah, vice president (Administration) Kristina Epifano, vice president (Education) Stephanie Bertolo and vice president (Finance) Scott Robinson finalized their year plans for the Student Representative Assembly, laying out templates for a year of improvements to student life.   Ikram Farah President   As President, Farah is the MSU’s head...