20 for 20 — Welcome to Hamilton Following in the footsteps of Ryerson University, the 20 for 20 project seeks to assist Syrian refugees coming to Hamilton. The Silhouette sits down with Ahmed, a young man sponsored by the government
Mar31

20 for 20 — Welcome to Hamilton Following in the footsteps of Ryerson University, the 20 for 20 project seeks to assist Syrian refugees coming to Hamilton. The Silhouette sits down with Ahmed, a young man sponsored by the government

by Since the federal government’s initial announcement of refugee resettlement in Canada, many Syrian refugees have made it to Hamilton; however, the process has been neither short nor easy. Faced with language and cultural barriers, settlement is a process that’s dependent on the help and efforts of the larger community. McMaster students volunteering with Wesley Urban Ministry and professors helping to sponsor families through the...

Sparking student interest Rain or shine, Light Up the Night returns to McMaster’s campus next Friday for an evening of events, rides and of course, food
Mar31

Sparking student interest Rain or shine, Light Up the Night returns to McMaster’s campus next Friday for an evening of events, rides and of course, food

by On April 8, McMaster students and alumni can celebrate the culmination of another year’s worth of classes at the second annual year-end block party, Light Up the Night. The first Light Up the Night event was rained on, but many of its events still carried on. This year, students will hopefully have a chance to ride the carnival rides, as well as enjoy the fireworks show at night, provided that the weather holds up. If it rains...

Bringing science to life The Honours Life Sciences program faces remodelling following curriculum changes
Mar24

Bringing science to life The Honours Life Sciences program faces remodelling following curriculum changes

by The recent change to the Honours Life Sciences curriculum tops what has been a year of many changes for the program. The current curriculum draws in students looking for flexibility in course selections. Despite graduating with the same degree, students in the program have taken a variety of courses such as biology, psychology, ecology and more. The reasoning behind the changes in curriculum arose from concerns surrounding whether...

“ForWard One” Improving Ward One, $1.5 million at a time
Mar17

“ForWard One” Improving Ward One, $1.5 million at a time

by Every year, Ward One residents have the opportunity to voice their input on how the Ward Councillor should spend $1.5 million dedicated to infrastructure projects through participatory budgeting. Twenty community members, including a representative from the MSU, are appointed to a Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee that oversees the process. Starting in April of 2011, the Ward One Area Rating Funding was put in place as a...

New bistro brightens up St. Joe’s Rainbow’s End opens Colours Bistro at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and hires people who have struggled with mental health and addiction
Feb25

New bistro brightens up St. Joe’s Rainbow’s End opens Colours Bistro at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and hires people who have struggled with mental health and addiction

by A new bistro at the St. Joseph’s Hospital is hoping to bring some colour to the monotony of hospital life. The bistro is an expansion of the services of Colours Café which has been serving St Joe’s for two and a half years. The café, located on the second floor of the West Fifth campus of the hospital, is a brightly lit space surrounded by artwork and high tables. In-patients say that café is a haven. In the early morning, the...