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...

The challenge for Chukky Ibe’s presidency will be a significant test of the idea that MSU presidents “don’t do anything”
Feb02

The challenge for Chukky Ibe’s presidency will be a significant test of the idea that MSU presidents “don’t do anything”

Every year, we hear the same sentiments about the McMaster Students Union presidential election: “why does this matter? The president doesn’t do anything anyway.” The criticism is unfair, but the sentiment is understandable. The majority of undergraduate students are just beginning to really engage with politics beyond that silly Grade 10 civics course, and they are starting to see how politicians will fail to deliver on their...

Chukky Ibe is your MSU president-elect Bus pass service will stay the same, Pulse expansion/student activity building fails, course syllabus repository passes
Jan27

Chukky Ibe is your MSU president-elect Bus pass service will stay the same, Pulse expansion/student activity building fails, course syllabus repository passes

Chukky Ibe has been elected McMaster Students Union president for the 2017-18 term. He finished with 4878 votes and Shaarujaa Nadarajah finished second with 3169. McMaster had a voter turnout of 41.6 per cent. Ibe ran on an expansive platform with eight pillars and over 20 different projects on his website. He will take office in May 2017 and current MSU president Justin Monaco-Barnes will help transition him into the role. The...

Sil on the Streets — Presidential Predictions Students weigh in on who they think their next McMaster Students Union president-elect will be
Jan25

Sil on the Streets — Presidential Predictions Students weigh in on who they think their next McMaster Students Union president-elect will be

The Silhouette‘s 2017 presidential archives: http://www.thesil.ca/category/msu2017 Related Posts The MSU launches second SAB consultation campaignMcMaster to keep plastic straws, for nowHolding landlords accountable in...

Who benefits from “paying it forward”? Suggesting students should pay more now so future students can benefit doesn't apply in the modern context
Jan24

Who benefits from “paying it forward”? Suggesting students should pay more now so future students can benefit doesn't apply in the modern context

It is old hat by now: the value of post-secondary education has drastically changed since 2000. So why do some talking points remain? I have heard and read people arguing in favour of the Pulse expansion and new student activity building by saying that the student centre and athletic centre were paid for my students who would not use it. Now, some say, it is our turn to pay it forward. To clarify, this expansion project would not...