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,...

MEET THE VEEPS The incoming Board of Directors plan to focus on accessibility, space and inclusion on campus
Apr06

MEET THE VEEPS The incoming Board of Directors plan to focus on accessibility, space and inclusion on campus

On April 1 and 2, incoming Student Representative Assembly members voted in the new McMaster Students Union vice presidents. Preethi Anbalagan was elected for vice president (Administration), Daniel D’Souza for vice president (Finance) and Ryan Deshpande for vice president (Education). The newly elected vice presidents will be joining president Chukky Ibe on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. For the first time, the entire Board of...

General Assembly falls flat There are more words in this sentence than there were people in attendance at this year’s McMaster Students Union General Assembly
Mar31

General Assembly falls flat There are more words in this sentence than there were people in attendance at this year’s McMaster Students Union General Assembly

Another General Assembly has come and gone, with one of the lowest attendances in recent years. Only 16 voters were registered, meaning only 0.00065 per cent of the McMaster Students Union attended the event. The annual General Assembly is meant to be a place where students who are not directly involved with student governance may have their voice heard. If the General Assembly hits quorum, which is three per cent of the MSU...

Student politics and you: where do other universities stand? Other universities also suffer from lack of interest in the legislative assembly
Mar24

Student politics and you: where do other universities stand? Other universities also suffer from lack of interest in the legislative assembly

As of March 10, the McMaster Students Union has elected their new Student Representative Assembly for the 2017-2018 term. Although the SRA serves as the main legislative body within the MSU, 10 of the 31 seats available were acclaimed. This contrasts last year’s SRA race, where nearly all caucuses saw a race, save for nursing. Although a peculiarity, such a phenomenon is seen on other university campuses and indicates a decline in...

Student Representative Assembly vote for special referendum Following a $10 M contribution from the University, the Athletics and Recreation Building referendum returns
Feb27

Student Representative Assembly vote for special referendum Following a $10 M contribution from the University, the Athletics and Recreation Building referendum returns

The Student Representative Assembly has voted to hold a special referendum in March on the creation of an Athletics and Recreation building. The referendum differs from the one held in January as the University has offered to contribute $10 million to the budget, decreasing the fee students would have to pay from $3.95 per unit to $2.99 per unit. The referendum will be held in late March, with polling ending no later than March...