2016-17 Vice-Presidents overview Quick points on each of the three elected VPs representing the MSU Board of Directors for the 2016-17 academic year
Apr05

2016-17 Vice-Presidents overview Quick points on each of the three elected VPs representing the MSU Board of Directors for the 2016-17 academic year

by Blake Oliver — Vice-President (Education) Ryan MacDonald — Vice-President (Finance) Shaarujaa Nadarajah — Vice-President (Administration)...

Blake Oliver — Vice-President (Education)
Apr03

Blake Oliver — Vice-President (Education)

by Blake Oliver has been elected Vice-President (Education). Oliver rounds out the 2016-17 Board of Directors, joining MSU President-Elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, Ryan MacDonald (VP Finance) and Shaarujaa Nadarajah (VP Administration) on the BoD. The Vice-President (Education) focuses on university advocacy and external lobbying. The Health Science student ran on a platform focusing on advocacy work with all levels of government. Key...

Ryan MacDonald — Vice-President (Finance)
Apr03

Ryan MacDonald — Vice-President (Finance)

by Ryan MacDonald has been elected Vice-President (Finance). MacDonald joins MSU President-Elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, Blake Oliver (VP Education) and Shaaruja Nadarajah (VP Administration) on the BoD. As the name suggests, the Vice-President (Finance) role handles the financial details of the McMaster Students Union. MacDonald ran on a platform that focuses on the long-term success of the MSU, as well as improving the McMaster...

Shaarujaa Nadarajah — Vice-President (Administration)
Apr03

Shaarujaa Nadarajah — Vice-President (Administration)

by Shaarujaa Nadarajah has been elected Vice-President (Admin). Nadarajah joins MSU President-Elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, Blake Oliver (VP Education) and Ryan MacDonald (VP Finance) on the BoD. The Vice-President (Admin) role largely focuses on working with Part-Time Managers who run the services the MSU runs. Nadarajah ran on a platform that aims to “pop the MSU bubble” and improve the support for PTMs and SRA members. Key platform...

Journalism’s losing streak Sports journalism needs to start owning up to its errors instead of blaming viewers for its drop in numbers
Aug13

Journalism’s losing streak Sports journalism needs to start owning up to its errors instead of blaming viewers for its drop in numbers

Journalism has dug itself a hole that it will not be able to crawl out of. You know the story by now: print outlets continue to hemorrhage cash, and television viewership is on the decline with an aging demographic. The blame for the bleeding out of journalism is often put at the feet of the consumer. “They don’t want to pay for content” or “people just don’t read the news anymore” is what you hear as the industry excuses themselves...