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#ChooseStudentLife

September 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) manages approximately three dozen student-oriented services, while simultaneously providing political representation on behalf of undergraduate students, to all levels of government. However, many aspects of what the MSU offers are now financially optional via Mosaic from 12 - 20, due to the Student Choice Initiative introduced by the Government of Ontario. This change may lead to the elimination of services and the loss of advocacy efforts provided to support McMaster undergraduate students.

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Financial Transparency Week: September 12 - 19

September 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Hosted by Alexandrea Johnston, Vice President (Finance), and Jessica Anderson, Associate Vice-President: Finance, Financial Transparency Week is taking place across campus from September 12 to 19. The pop-up tables will have information about MSU finances, featuring visuals and handouts about fees, budgets, and more

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Multiple roles supporting student advocacy open until May 29

May 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The positions of Advocacy Coordinator, as well as the Advocacy & Policy Research Assistant both play key roles inside the advocacy wing of the McMaster Students Union.  Both roles are currently available, with the applications closing on May 29 at 11:59pm.

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Peaceful protest by students is a right that must be protected

May 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

This past weekend, a group of students came to May at Mac to protest rising admissions rates, the prevalence of sexual violence on campus, and lack of sufficient mental health resources. Three students who took part in the protest were given fines for trespassing. In the opinion of the MSU, the protest was peaceful and appeared to be a textbook example of an acceptable protest under the guidelines set forth in  the University’s Freedom of Expression, Protest and Dissent document.

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MSU Welcomes 2019-2020 Board of Directors

May 2, 2019 at 14:24 pm

MSU President Josh Marando and the three Vice Presidents of the MSU take office on May 1, 2019. Together, the team shares numerous objectives, including decreasing financial barriers to students attending university, increasing student safety, and addressing changes from the Student Choice Initiative.

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UPDATE: Systematic review of Maroons and MSU policies and procedures relating to sexual violence and response

April 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The systematic review of the policies, practices, and procedures of the Maroons, as well as the MSU as a whole as they relate to sexual violence and response, will be led by Karen Bridgman-Acker of HRProactive. All are welcome to participate in the review.

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