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SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals
Sep26

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals

  On Sept. 23, the Student Representative Assembly met in room 111 of Gilmour Hall to share faculty reports and vote on a number of proposed motions.   One debated motion was the creation of a communications, advertising and student engagement ad hoc committee. The committee would exist to review current models of student engagement and offer recommendations to SRA committees. The motion was moved by SRA Science representative Eric...

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer
Sep07

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer

Photo credit: Haley Greene Over June and July, McMaster Students Union President Ikram Farah, vice president (Administration) Kristina Epifano, vice president (Education) Stephanie Bertolo and vice president (Finance) Scott Robinson finalized their year plans for the Student Representative Assembly, laying out templates for a year of improvements to student life.   Ikram Farah President   As President, Farah is the MSU’s head...

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term
Apr05

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term

Preethi Anbalagan, vice president (Administration) Completed 72 per cent of year plan In Preethi Anbalagan’s year plan, she listed seven objectives she wished to achieve during her term as vice president (Administration). The majority of her year plan focused on supporting her staff, whether that be part-time managers, associate vice presidents or Student Representative Assembly members. Anbalagan achieved the majority of the points...

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines
Mar29

What went down at the General Assembly Students call on the MSU to push the university to abandon its freedom of expression guidelines

On March 20, 47 students filed into Burridge Gym for the 2018 McMaster Students Union General Assembly. After a lengthy discussion, the assembly voted in support of a motion aimed at condemning the freedom of expression guidelines released by the university earlier in February 2018. The GA is an MSU constitutionally-mandated meeting that provides full-time undergrad students with a platform to submit, discuss and vote on motions....

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life
Mar22

New strides in MSU advocacy The MSU spent the year researching and compiling policy recommendations for three distinct topics affecting student life

As a part of their last few meetings, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly voted to adopt three policy papers which will guide future legislation. Throughout the year, SRA members, MSU research assistants and other MSU members compile research which they then condense into 30 to 40 page papers. Students also had the chance to voice their concerns on the given topics during the MSU’s policy conference, which...