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McMaster students celebrate financial aid announcements within Ontario budget

February 25, 2016 at 17:11 pm

The McMaster Students Union (MSU), along with its provincial advocacy partner, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), have long advocated for improvements to financial aid. On February 25, with the release of Ontario’s 2016 provincial budget, the culmination of years of lobbying efforts has students applaud the sweeping and targeted moderninizations to the financial aid system.

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MSU's Annual Mental Health Campaign #MacTalks running Feb. 22 - Mar. 4

February 25, 2016 at 11:45 am

#MacTalks, the MSU’s annual campaign for mental health, will be held from Monday, February 22 to Friday, March 4, 2016. The aim of the initiative is to reduce mental health stigma on campus, provide disability-related programming, and inform students about the supports available to them.

View the full schedule of events here.

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General Assembly March 14 in Burridge Gym

February 24, 2016 at 11:27 am

The MSU General Assembly (GA) is an annual meeting open to all full-time undergraduate students (18 or more units), wherein any student may submit a topic for discussion and speak for or against any issue. This year’s General Assembly will be in Burridge Gym on Monday March 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Registration starts at 4:00pm. Any student can submit a motion by noon on Monday, March 7th to asstadmin@msu.mcmaster.ca and speaker@msu.mcmaster.ca.

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Battle of the Bands: Voting is open February 22 - March 5

February 24, 2016 at 10:53 am

Semi-final voting for McMaster's Battle of the Bands 2016 is underway. Students can hear and vote on the first song at msumcmaster.ca/botb from February 22–26, and the second song from February 29–March 5. Four finalists will be announced once voting on the second song closes. Finals will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00pm at The Casbah. The winning band will represent McMaster in the 2016 Battle of the Bands Ontario Finals amd receive a variety of other prizes.

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Mac Bread Bin set to launch Liberty Kitchen, in addition to the new Food Collective Centre

February 19, 2016 at 14:56 pm

Mac Bread Bin is an MSU service dedicated to building stronger food systems in the McMaster community. Bread Bin offers a number of support resources that are available to all members of the McMaster community, including anonymous food support, as well as the new Food Collective Centre.

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Applications for MSU's Student Opportunity Positions are open.

February 11, 2016 at 09:00 am

The Student Opportunity Positions (SOP) are now accepting applications for the May 2016 – April 2017 term. Check out the jobs page for job descriptions and application information. Applications close February 21 at 11:59PM. 

Below, the current holders of the Student Opportunity Positions have described their experiences and skills acquired during their terms.

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