President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present
Feb02

President-elects: by the book The focus of campaigns of the past and the statistics of elections rom the 70s to present

2016-2017:  Justin Monaco-Barnes “#bethechange” Ran on a platform focusing on a long-term sustainable strategy for McMaster and proposing changes to our building infrastructure to promote environmental practices. Before in his presidency, plans for the Combined Heat and Power co-generation plant have been underway, forecasted to save 15 per cent on energy input as compared to traditional plants. He also ran on a platform pushing for...

Meet your MSU presidential-elect President-elect Chukky Ibe talks about future plans, his campaign team and divine nonchalance
Feb02

Meet your MSU presidential-elect President-elect Chukky Ibe talks about future plans, his campaign team and divine nonchalance

After a flurry of campaigning that took over campus, intense debates and one very long election scrutinizing process, the McMaster Students Union has chosen its next president-elect: Chukky Ibe. Ibe won by a considerable margin, with at least 1,000 votes between him and each of his contenders. This year’s election saw a voter turnout of 9,327, meaning 41.6 per cent of the MSU population voted in this year’s election. This is slight...

Campaigning 101: Chukky Ibe and the woman behind him Kamini Persaud A veteran campaign and brand manager, Kamini Persaud outlines how to win elections and why she got involved in the first place
Feb02

Campaigning 101: Chukky Ibe and the woman behind him Kamini Persaud A veteran campaign and brand manager, Kamini Persaud outlines how to win elections and why she got involved in the first place

Every campaign season, behind every candidate, there is a diligent group of students who volunteer their time to help run the campaigns, who work just as tirelessly to secure their candidate the McMaster Students Union’s presidency. One of these people is Kamini Persaud, a third-year Communications Studies student who has now been on three campaign teams, most recently as president-elect Chukky Ibe’s brand manager. Persaud’s...

MSU 2017 referenda: what will be on your ballot? An in depth look at the HSR pass, syllabus repository and the athletic & recreation expansion and student activity building referenda
Jan22

MSU 2017 referenda: what will be on your ballot? An in depth look at the HSR pass, syllabus repository and the athletic & recreation expansion and student activity building referenda

By: Gabi Herman This year’s referenda ask students to make decisions about the HSR pass, a syllabus repository, and major expansions of student space. In order to succeed, a referendum must receive at least 50 per cent of popular vote. Voting will open on Jan. 24 at the same time as presidential votes. Hamilton Street Railway Pass  The terms of the student bus pass are renegotiated with the HSR every three years. Right now, all MSU...

MSU 2017 presidential debate recap Highlights from the debate
Jan20

MSU 2017 presidential debate recap Highlights from the debate

The McMaster Students Union presidential debate, held by the MSU Elections department on Jan.19, gave voters insight into each candidate and what they would bring to table. The candidates this year are Chukky Ibe, Aquino Inigo, Patricia Kousoulas, Shaarujaa Nadarajah, Matthew Vukovic and Leanne Winkels. Here are some highlights: Throughout the debate, Inigo stressed his platform on safety, arguing its importance supersedes finance....

Critiques of each 2017 MSU presidential candidate Points from each candidate's platform get examined
Jan20