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Student Representative Assembly adopts comprehensive stance regarding McMaster's Security Services

June 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

At its June 14 meeting, the Student Representative Assembly (SRA), the highest governing body of the MSU, passed a motion calling on McMaster Unviersity to defund campus security, invest in racially and culturally diverse mental health support and harm reduction programs, and remove Glenn De Caire as Director of Security and Parking Services.

The governing body of the MSU, the Student Representative Assembly (SRA), recently passed a motion codifying these beliefs.  Read more here:  https://www.facebook.com/StudentRepresentativeAssembly

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MSU Horizons hosting virtual transition sessions

June 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Due to the challenging climate cause by the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person conference has been put on pause this year. However, Horizons is committed to help ease the transition for incoming students and will be using social media and online sessions instead.

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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 to move classes online for fall 2020

May 25, 2020 at 13:00 pm

The safety of the campus community is paramount. With a recent spike in Ontarian cases and the potential for a second wave of Covid-19 in the fall, McMaster University’s decision to move fall instruction to an online model is a necessary and responsible precaution to help reduce the spread of the virus. However, hearing this news is not easy. Students are understandably disheartened to learn campus life will be impacted moving into fall 2020.

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Have your say in the future of teaching and learning at McMaster

May 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Students are invited to take part in a virtual focus group on June 16, 2020 (1– 3pm EDT) to share insights and help set the direction for teaching and Learning at Mac over the next five years.The invitation to participate is open to all students. Those interested can accept the invitation to attend by clicking here.

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