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McMaster Students Union stands with all students combatting anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism

June 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

In light of the tragic deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, D’Andre Campbell and countless other lives lost to police brutality, the MSU stands in solidarity with those calling out and combatting racism and police violence. For this reason, we call on McMaster Security Services to release all aggregated data relating to stops, detainments and arrests made on campus, as well as the demographic data of those individuals.

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McMaster University to move classes online for fall 2020

May 25, 2020 at 13:00 pm

The safety of the campus community is paramount. With a recent spike in Ontarian cases and the potential for a second wave of Covid-19 in the fall, McMaster University’s decision to move fall instruction to an online model is a necessary and responsible precaution to help reduce the spread of the virus. However, hearing this news is not easy. Students are understandably disheartened to learn campus life will be impacted moving into fall 2020.

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Have your say in the future of teaching and learning at McMaster

May 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Students are invited to take part in a virtual focus group on June 16, 2020 (1– 3pm EDT) to share insights and help set the direction for teaching and Learning at Mac over the next five years.The invitation to participate is open to all students. Those interested can accept the invitation to attend by clicking here.

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Student seats available for many MSU committees

May 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

As part of its democratic structure, the MSU utilizes dozens of student-led committees from which the policies, procedures, and practices of the organization are created, modified, or rescinded. These committees cover a wide array of topics and interests. Their composition is shared by elected student leaders, and MSU members at-large. These committees will select new members on June 14.

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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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