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MSU Welcomes 2020-2021 Board of Directors

May 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

MSU President Giancarlo Da-Ré and the three Vice Presidents of the MSU take office on May 1, 2020. Though the physical MSU space remains closed due to COVID-19, the Board of Directors will continue work remotely and meet online. Together, the team shares numerous objectives, including increasing academic accessibility, decreasing financial barriers to students, and supporting students, including MSU volunteers and employees, as the pandemic continues.

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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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The MSU welcomes the 2020-2021 Vice Presidents and Speaker

April 21, 2020 at 09:00 am

On April 18 and 19, the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) elected the MSU Vice Presidents and Speaker for 2020-2021. Along with MSU President-elect Giancarlo Da-Ré, the incoming Vice Presidents will form the next Board of Directors and will take office on May 1, 2020. Also elected over the weekend was the MSU Speaker, whom will preside over the bi-weekly meetings of the SRA. Click here to access the elections that took place remotely.

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Online meet and greet with MSU Vice Presidential & Speaker candidates

April 13, 2020 at 09:00 am

On April 16, there will be a series of online meetings with the candidates for the MSU Vice President (VP) positions and MSU Speaker, open for students to access. The Q&A periods for the separate positions will be happening in four separate periods via Zoom.

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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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Applications are open until January 26 for the OUSA Spring General Assembly

January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) will host its bi-annual General Assembly (GA) at Western University from March 12 – 15, 2020. Decisions made at General Assembly are binding upon OUSA, and policies passed become representative of students across Ontario. As a member of OUSA, the MSU will be sending a delegation. Applications to be an OUSA delegate are welcome from any member of the undergraduate student body taking 18 units or more.

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