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Student seats available for many MSU committees

June 24, 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student-led committees from which the policies, procedures, and practices of the organization are created, modified, or rescinded.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 July 12.

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Student health and dental benefit coverage extended through September 2020

June 10, 2020 at 09:00 am

The student plans traditionally cover the period from September 1 to August 31 each academic year.  For 2020, however, coverage will extend to September 30.  Therefore, a recent graduate will keep their coverage until the end of September 2020.  Students entering their second through fourth years, can use their 2019/2020 benefits for medical and dental costs until September 2020.  Thus, preserving the full amount of 2020/2021 benefit allotments to be used between October 2020 and August 2021.

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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 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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Province and Feds agree to an interest free, six-month OSAP repayment moratorium

March 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

As both the provincial and federal governments take steps to address the economic and social impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, students are looking for support. To that effect, both levels of government have agreed to a six-month, interest free moratorium on student loan repayments.

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