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Improving Education at McMaster: Course Evaluations & MSU Course Wiki

April 5, 2016 at 14:46 pm

Undergraduate course evaluations for the Winter 2016 term are now open until April 11 at 4pm. These online, anonymous evaluations are used to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at McMaster. A team from McMaster has rebuilt the landing page for course evaluations, making it easier to view completion statistics by faculty and course, view graduate and other faculty-specific dates, and provide information about how the evaluations are used by faculty

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Teaching Awards Ceremony Wednesday March 30

March 28, 2016 at 14:33 pm

Every year, the MSU Teaching Awards Committee (TAC) presents an award to an instructor in each faculty whom students have recognized that year for making a difference in the classroom. Awards are also presented for Lifetime Achievement, Community Engagement, and Merit (for new instructors). This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony in GH 111 on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. All are welcome. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided.

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MSU Vice Presidential Elections April 2 & 3

March 23, 2016 at 16:41 pm

On April 2 and 3, the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) will elect the three MSU Vice-Presidents and the MSU Speaker for 2016-17. In order to run for a Vice-Presidential position, one need only attend the SRA meetings of April 2 and 3. Students are invited to two VP meet and greet events March 29 and 30 in TwelvEighty.

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McMaster students celebrate financial aid announcements within Ontario budget

February 25, 2016 at 17:11 pm

The McMaster Students Union (MSU), along with its provincial advocacy partner, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), have long advocated for improvements to financial aid. On February 25, with the release of Ontario’s 2016 provincial budget, the culmination of years of lobbying efforts has students applaud the sweeping and targeted moderninizations to the financial aid system.

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MSU's Annual Mental Health Campaign #MacTalks running Feb. 22 - Mar. 4

February 25, 2016 at 11:45 am

#MacTalks, the MSU’s annual campaign for mental health, will be held from Monday, February 22 to Friday, March 4, 2016. The aim of the initiative is to reduce mental health stigma on campus, provide disability-related programming, and inform students about the supports available to them.

View the full schedule of events here.

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Valedictorian Award nominations open February 8

February 9, 2016 at 16:11 pm

Every year, the McMaster Students Union (MSU) recognizes outstanding graduating students in each faculty with the Valedictorian Awards. Each valedictorian gives an address at their respective convocation. The nomination period opens February 8 and closes March 7. All relevant information, including the nomination package, is available via msumcmaster.ca/valedictorian.

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