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McMaster University launches Student Relief Fund

April 27, 2020 at 09:00 am

In response to the financial insecurity wrought by the global Covid-19 pandemic, McMaster has established the Student Relief Fund to provide immediate financial assistance to domestic and international students. Funds can assist with students studying abroad, caring for dependents, quarantine accommodations, food, rent, and utilities.

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Federal government announces financial support plan specifically for students

April 22, 2020 at 13:00 pm

The Prime Minister announced a new financial support plan designed for students – the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). Responding to student advocacy concerning the students’ eligibility limitations for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), CESB (once approved by Parliament) will provide $1,250 per month to students or $2000 per month for those with dependants or a disability.

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The MSU welcomes the 2020-2021 Vice Presidents and Speaker

April 21, 2020 at 09:00 am

On April 18 and 19, the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) elected the MSU Vice Presidents and Speaker for 2020-2021. Along with MSU President-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré, the incoming Vice Presidents will form the next Board of Directors and will take office on May 1, 2020. Also elected over the weekend was the MSU Speaker, whom will preside over the bi-weekly meetings of the SRA. Click here to access the elections that took place remotely.

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Policy changes and enhanced resources coming to MSU Clubs Department

April 16, 2020 at 09:00 am

Recently, the Executive Board of the MSU approved changes to the MSU Clubs operating policies, in a comprehensive effort to address concerns relating to the Clubs Department’s ratification process, judicial & recognition policies, and departmental resources. These policy chances will take effect immediately, however the clubs ratification process, currently underway for September 2020, will not be impacted.

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MSU completes organizational review

April 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Led by expert consultants from KPMG, the MSU recently concluded a wide-ranging review of the organization’s structure and functions. The goal of the project was to examine the service delivery, capacity, reporting relationships, and staffing structures across the MSU’s array of operations

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Online meet and greet with MSU Vice Presidential & Speaker candidates

April 13, 2020 at 09:00 am

On April 16, there will be a series of online meetings with the candidates for the MSU Vice President (VP) positions and MSU Speaker, open for students to access. The Q&A periods for the separate positions will be happening in four separate periods via Zoom.

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