What is the MSU?
The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is the largest group on campus. Representing the approximately 24,000 undergraduate students of McMaster, all students enrolled in 18 (or more units) are members of the MSU.
What does the MSU do?
The MSU serves students in two main areas; political representation and the enhancement of student life.
The MSU operates over 30 business and services to serve the needs of students. As well, the MSU is the front line of student advocacy. The MSU advocates for student interests at the university, municipal, provincial and federal levels.
Who are my representatives?
At the department/faculty level, every student is represented by members of the Student Representative Assembly (SRA). Each faculty is represented in the SRA by a number of student leaders weighted to the size of the faculty (larger faculties posses more student representatives). Moreover, at the university, provincial and federal levels, students are represented by the Executive of the MSU, comprised of the President and three Vice Presidents.
Who is the Executive of the MSU?
There are four members of the Executive, called the Board of Directors. For 2019-2020 academic year, the Board of Directors consists of:
President - Joshua Marando
VP (Administration) - Sarah Figueiredo
VP (Finance) - Alexandrea Johnston
VP (Education) - Shemar Hackett
What are my student fees?
Paid within your tution fee are several university fees and several MSU fees.
The HSR Bus Pass gives you unlimited access to HSR transit from September 1 to August 31. You cannot opt out of the bus pass fee. For full details, please click here.
The MSU, through our underwriters ACL Student Benefits, provides both a health and dental plan. If you can demonstrate proof of comparable coverage, you may opt-out of either or both of these plans and recieve a refund. Opt-outs must be completed by September 30th. For more information on the coverage you recieve throught these plans, or for the process to opt-out, please click here.
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