More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities
Mar22

More of McMaster McMaster should consider campus expansion for greater opportunities

By: Mohamed Mahoud McMaster University’s welcoming community, rich history and reputation are all factors that make it a nationally and globally renowned school. But why is McMaster, our home away from home, so far away from where most of us come from? Many Mac students leave their home towns and either commute or move to Hamilton to attend. This becomes a challenge for both students and their families, as making an adjustment in a...

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent
Mar15

The purpose of protest on campus McMaster’s proposed guidelines on freedom of expression fail to recognize the importance of students’ and workers’ right to dissent

This article is written on behalf of the Socialist Fightback Students club regarding McMaster University’s recently released documents on freedom of expression. Socialist Fightback Students defends the rights of students to form collective actions, freely express their political opinions and protest those who spread hateful messages. In the document by McMaster’s ad hoc committee on protest and freedom of expression, censorship...

International Student Services mentorship program A formal process to create a positive impact for McMaster international students
Mar15

International Student Services mentorship program A formal process to create a positive impact for McMaster international students

International Student Services is currently recruiting over 100 undergraduate students to be a part of a mentorship program that supports international students in their transition to the McMaster and Hamilton community. Student mentors play an important role in creating a welcoming and inclusive community for students who need the extra support to better integrate into McMaster and Hamilton. However, this way of bringing support for...

Silenced mental health concerns McMaster’s mental health services are not responding students’ needs
Mar15

Silenced mental health concerns McMaster’s mental health services are not responding students’ needs

By: Kamila Matyslakiewics McMaster University boasts commitment to mental health and well-being and claims to prioritize these services for students. But what is really happening on the front lines? What is the actual student experience of trying to access counselling services at McMaster? Mental health services for students are inadequate at McMaster University. When trying to get access to services on campus, students can expect to...

ESL at McMaster McMaster should consider ESL programs for educators
Mar08

ESL at McMaster McMaster should consider ESL programs for educators

McMaster offers programs for students to develop their English language skills and immerse themselves in the English-speaking McMaster community. However, McMaster does not offer an English as a second language program for students who wish to further their education in this field of interest. For students who are looking to improve their English in an environment that is predominantly English-speaking, McMaster does offer a 4-week...

One lease to rule them all New Ontario housing lease changes can alter the hunt for off-campus accommodations for McMaster students for the better
Mar08

One lease to rule them all New Ontario housing lease changes can alter the hunt for off-campus accommodations for McMaster students for the better

By: Michelle Nakansah As classes draw to a close, for many, concerns over exams are mixed with concerns over future housing. For those looking for housing, there is a new game changer in the Ontario housing market that may be extremely beneficial for McMaster’s off-campus community. Finally, in our favour, the Ontario government has introduced a standard lease which will be required to be used in nearly all rental agreements beginning...