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...

Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience
Mar31

Program dissatisfaction Vague curricula, administrative challenges or unhealthy classroom habits, four students weigh in on how they dealt with an unsatisfactory program experience

by During the fall term of 2015, McMaster University sent students in Level II and above a survey, asking them to evaluate their undergraduate experience thus far. The Student Satisfaction Survey, created by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, touched on a variety of different themes including resource availability, teaching quality and overall satisfaction with students’ chosen program of study. The majority of the survey was...

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...