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

April 10, 2019 at 09:00 am

On March 29, MSU President Ikram Farah committed to a hiring an independent consultant to review all polices, practices, and procedures related to the Maroons, as well as the wider organization, in regards to sexual violence response and prevention. To that effect, the MSU has hired HRProactive to conduct a formal investigation. The process is now underway.

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Applications for six Associate Vice-President positions are open until April 14

April 4, 2019 at 09:00 am

The MSU is currently hiring six Associate Vice-Presidents (AVPs), each chairing a standing committee of the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) and any directly related ad-hoc committees of the SRA. All MSU members (full-time undergraduate students taking 18 units or more) are eligible to apply.

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