SRA meeting overview: Oct 15 What you need to know about the last Student Representative Assembly meeting
Oct17

SRA meeting overview: Oct 15 What you need to know about the last Student Representative Assembly meeting

On Oct. 15, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly and board of directors met in Gilmour Hall to discuss and vote on a number of administrative motions. One, put forward by Max Lightstone, caucus leader (engineering), asked the SRA to approve a report crafted by the Student Activity Building space allocation ad-hoc committee. The report consisted of a detailed plan for the new Student Activity Building, which is...

First Year Council’s new role Following the dissolution of the Inter-Residence Council in 2016, the MSU First Year Council has taken on their old responsibilities
Sep21

First Year Council’s new role Following the dissolution of the Inter-Residence Council in 2016, the MSU First Year Council has taken on their old responsibilities

Every September, a new cohort of first-years come to McMaster, some for the very first time. With these new students comes a new election, this time for the McMaster Students Union First Year Council. By the time you have read this article, the 2017-2018 council will have been voted in and will begin their journey in representing first-year students in student governance. The need for FYC is simple: the MSU holds elections for their...

Communicating with the SRA The Student Representative Assembly is tasked with disseminating information with their constituents. How are they handling that?
Sep21

Communicating with the SRA The Student Representative Assembly is tasked with disseminating information with their constituents. How are they handling that?

By: Takhliq Amir The first 2017-2018 meeting of the Student Representative Assembly, the governing body of the McMaster Students Union, was held on Sept. 10. Limited information was available to those not able to attend, however, because the usual method of online live streaming was unavailable. “The live stream was not available this past Sept. 10 meeting due to a logistical error…. Members will sometimes live tweet the meeting if no...

The NDP and Mac Despite being on the same page, the New Democratic Party and the McMaster Students Union  have limited contact
Sep14

The NDP and Mac Despite being on the same page, the New Democratic Party and the McMaster Students Union have limited contact

When it comes to student union politics and political parties, the McMaster Students Union and the New Democratic Party often share insights, with both throwing their full support behind ideas like better public transportation and making tuition accessible. And yet the NDP remain a quiet voice on the McMaster political landscape. On Sept. 8, provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath came to McMaster to  talk about potential recommendations...

The Board of Directors’ Summer Summary A check in on the Board of Directors' productive summer
Sep07

The Board of Directors’ Summer Summary A check in on the Board of Directors' productive summer

Ryan Deshpande  V.P Education Ryan Deshpande, vice president (Education), acts as a voting member of the Student Representative Assembly and Executive Board and as an ex-officio member of all other McMaster Students Union committees. He is also responsible for chairing the Academic Affairs Council, developing external lobbying strategies and spearheading MSU policy concerning municipal, provincial and federal politics. Deshpande’s...

Yearlong plans in the MSU A summary of what your representatives plan to do this year
Aug04

Yearlong plans in the MSU A summary of what your representatives plan to do this year

On July 16, the Board of Directors and the Student Representative Assembly met as part of their regular schedule In this particular meeting, each member of the Board of Directors, consisting of the president and the vice-presidents of the McMaster Students Union, and representatives from each of the major faculties discussed their yearlong plans moving forward into the academic year. Each of these plans includes a description,...

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