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REPLAY: MSU Hosts Online Chat with McMaster President & Provost

October 28, 2013 at 14:39 pm

McMaster’s future is on the line – will you help define it?

McMaster University needs direct student input on the university’s strengths, priorities and directions. President Patrick Deane and with Provost David Wilkison. along with MSU President David Campbell host an online discussion concerning the strategic direction of McMaster Universtiy.

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Teaching Awards Committee Defines Excellence

October 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

The MSU Teaching Awards Committee is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in teaching at McMaster University, by awarding MSU Teaching Awards on behalf of undergraduate students. This year, the Committee is reaching out to students in order to learn what makes an excellent learning experience.  The fall nomination period will being November 4th.

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MSU Meets with Ontario NDP Leader

October 25, 2013 at 16:28 pm

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and MPP for Hamilton Centre, met with members of the MSU`s Board of Directors to discuss the financial needs of McMaster students, as well as post-secondary educational policy. The MSU made several recommendations to the leader of the NDP, notably in the areas of student debt and youth (un)employment.

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McMaster wins TD ‘Pump It Up’ Contest ... again!

October 24, 2013 at 14:03 pm

After three rounds of voting against rivals such as the University of Ottawa and Queens University, McMaster students have yet again earned a victory in the TD “Pump it Up” contest. As a result of the tremendous effort on the part of Mac students to spread the word and vote, McMaster will be rewarded with a free concert featuring Diplo, Classified & Keys N Krates, sometime in November.

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Audited Statements of the MSU - Fiscal 2012/2013

October 23, 2013 at 16:29 pm

Each year, the MSU is audited by an external professional auditing firm (KPMG LLP) to ensure and maintain a high level of fiscal accountability and present accurate, transparent documents for release to students and the wider public.  As an organization, the MSU generated a surplus of $369,707 for fiscal year 2012-2013. With total expenditures of $12,235,578 this figure represents 3% of the annual operating budget.

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Mac's Fall Break set for October 31 - November 2

October 21, 2013 at 17:08 pm

Lecture halls are going to be very quiet come Halloween, as McMaster's schedule incorporates a three-day break from classes and midterms for the first time ever, thanks to the McMaster Students Union. In the 2012-2013 school year, the MSU advocated for a fall break based on overwhelming student demand. Fall break will include a two day break from classes - October  31 and November 1 - along with an assignment / test ban on Saturday, November 2.

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