A review of the board of directors Now done two-thirds of their term, here’s a look at what the McMaster Students Union board of directors has been up to this year
Nov30

A review of the board of directors Now done two-thirds of their term, here’s a look at what the McMaster Students Union board of directors has been up to this year

President Chukky Ibe  Chukky Ibe’s last few months have focused on preparation, and the McMaster Students Union should expect to see the fruits of his labours as early as January 2018. Ibe’s yearlong plan focused on large projects, many of which he has addressed since his term began in May. Since September, Ibe has addressed the majority of the projects on his platform. Ibe has taken the necessary steps to create a post-secondary...

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group
Nov14

SRA overview — Nov. 12, 2017 The Student Representative Assembly discussed the future of the Ontario Public Research Group

On Nov. 12, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly and Board of Directors convened in Gilmour Hall for a particularly lengthy meeting. In addition to voting on the approval of a number of policy papers, the assembly engaged in a heated discussion about whether the Ontario Public Interest Research Group McMaster student fee should be sent to referendum. OPIRG McMaster Board of Directors member Tanya Brkic delivered...

The SRA’s turnover problem Three seats need to be filled by this year’s by-election, but why are people dropping out of the SRA?
Oct26

The SRA’s turnover problem Three seats need to be filled by this year’s by-election, but why are people dropping out of the SRA?

By: Takhliq Amir The Student Representative Assembly by-election nomination period officially closed on Oct. 20, setting up the upcoming week for the campaigning period that will conclude with the election of three new SRA members. Currently, there are two vacant seats on the SRA social sciences caucus and one seat on the kinesiology caucus. These seats had been filled in the 2016-2017 year when elections were initially held but have...

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...