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...

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus
Mar24

The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire Chronicling the hiring of the former Police Chief and the mobilization of students to remove the Director of Parking and Security services from campus

by The Silhouette sincerely apologizes to Glenn De Caire for the false contents found in the previous version of the article “The hiring and requested firing of Glenn De Caire,” published on thesil.ca and distributed across campus on March 24, 2016. The disparaging statements made about Glenn De Caire are entirely untrue and are hereby unconditionally retracted by The Silhouette. Amendments to the online article were made...

Home sweet (affordable) home Following an announcement from the provincial government, Hamilton’s mayor is eager to start work on improving affordable housing strategies in the city
Mar24

Home sweet (affordable) home Following an announcement from the provincial government, Hamilton’s mayor is eager to start work on improving affordable housing strategies in the city

by By: Crystal Lobo Ted McMeekin, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and MPP for Ancaster- Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, announced an updated Affordable Housing Strategy on March 14. This multi-faceted strategy involves an investment of $178 million across Ontario over the span of three years. It declared the construction of up to 1,500 new affordable housing units. Additionally, the announcement mentioned funding for...

Turning passion into profit Ontario’s Summer Company grant allows students to become the CEO of their own company
Mar24

Turning passion into profit Ontario’s Summer Company grant allows students to become the CEO of their own company

by By: Emma Mulholland With the end of the academic year approaching, students are beginning to look for summer jobs and employment opportunities in places ranging from retail to research. The government of Ontario, however, wants to give students the opportunity to become entrepreneurs over the summer, through a program known as Summer Company. “The goal of Summer Company is to introduce students to the world of entrepreneurship … to...

“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...

Bringing her degree to life Since graduating from McMaster with a degree in fine art and multimedia, Allison Rutland has brought her talent to the big screen
Mar10

Bringing her degree to life Since graduating from McMaster with a degree in fine art and multimedia, Allison Rutland has brought her talent to the big screen

by By: Bina Patel Allison Rutland is arguably one of McMaster’s most notable alumni. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities in 2002 with a concentration in Multimedia and Fine Arts. She now works for one of the world’s most renowned animation studios, Pixar. Just a few weeks ago the talented alumna won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation in A Feature Production at the University of California for...