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MSU Presidential debate recap Summarizing Thursday's presidential candidate debate
Jan23

MSU Presidential debate recap Summarizing Thursday's presidential candidate debate

The annual MSU Presidential debate was held in the MUSC Atrium this afternoon. Between 2 and 4 p.m., the five candidates were grilled on their platforms, plans, and the proposed referenda to be voted on this election. The debate was well-attended, with dozens of students standing for the duration of the event. While candidates reiterated most of the platform points outlined on their websites, the debate gave candidates the opportunity...

Presidential breakdown: Ehima Osazuwa
Jan22

Presidential breakdown: Ehima Osazuwa

With Ehima Osazuwa’s key points including interfaith accessibility, gender-neutral washrooms, and women in governance, it’s clear that he is looking to advocate for the rights of those he believes are under represented. “I think it’s important to remember that McMaster is a very diverse population, and everyone has different needs,” said Osazuwa. “It [would be] my job as MSU president to cater to the needs of the diverse people here.”...

Presidential breakdown: Corey Helie-Masters
Jan22

Presidential breakdown: Corey Helie-Masters

From the perspective of past experience, Corey Helie-Masters is certainly qualified for the position of MSU President. His experience includes being a past SRA member, a continued involvement with the Kinesiology faculty society culminating in his current position as President, as well as coordinating the Kinesiology games conference, which operates at a budget of $200,000 and attracted 1,000 individuals last year. He’s a safe bet to...

Candidate commentary: Ehima Osazuwa Read what each presidential candidate has to say
Jan22

Candidate commentary: Ehima Osazuwa Read what each presidential candidate has to say

What is the purpose of a student union? The purpose of the union is to bring about a better experience for you and all MSU members. All issues should be addressed, and if possible, resolved. With the will of the students and the vision of a strong President we will move forward together. The President of the union is not only the leader, but also a person with a vision, who is willing to tackle the issues for you with a genuine smile...

Presidential breakdown: Tristan Paul
Jan22

Presidential breakdown: Tristan Paul

Tristan Paul imagines every student as a piece of a puzzle that makes up the McMaster undergraduate student body. As a result he has centred his platform on getting students involved and collecting feedback from the student body. “The role of the MSU and the MSU president is all-encompassing,” said Paul. “So what I’ve tried to do with my platform is incorporate those mechanisms where we can give students the tools to essentially...

Candidate commentary: Matt Clarke Read what each presidential candidate has to say
Jan22

Candidate commentary: Matt Clarke Read what each presidential candidate has to say

When I was leaving for university my mother told me “you get out of your university experience what you put into it.” That is what this campaign is about. It’s about wanting to make sure everyone who comes to McMaster can get more out of their experience here, and the heart of that lies in making connections. The academic component of my platform is about providing students with the tools they need to succeed – tools such as...