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FEATUREDApr 16, 2014

FIRST-YEARS: Congrats on choosing McMaster University!

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For the new students starting in September... congrats on choosing McMaster and getting accepted! MacInsiders is the largest student-run community for McMaster students and we're here to help each other make your next 4+ years at McMaster an amazing experience!

MacInsiders has many parts to it, the main ones being our discussion forums, articles (tips and advice), and course reviews. If you don't have an account yet, sign up here!

Within the Tips & Articles section you'll find a whole bunch of step-by-step guides to walk you through almost everything you need to know to get ready for September. Here's just a few of them...

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Apr 16, 2014

Summer School 2014 Schedule

Posted by Chad

For those who are confused about when Summer School classes begin, here are the important dates to write down:

Please note that student personal timetables are produced within 24 hours for summer session registrations and released to MUGSI. Examinations for summer session courses are written during class time, as arranged by the instructor.

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Apr 16, 2014

May @ Mac Open House - May 10th

Posted by Chad

May@Mac 2014 – Saturday, May 10

Join us at our university-wide Open House to:
  • Find out more in-depth information about your program of study.
  • See all 12 of our residences.
  • Explore our beautiful campus.

All activities are on a drop-in basis.

If you want to join us, RSVP is required. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.


1. Faculty Showcase (check your area of interest and find out what they are planning for you)
Location: varies, see agenda
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm

2. McMaster Marketplace

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Apr 16, 2014

Summer Student Bus Pass Available at Compass

Posted by Chad

The following special offers are only available at the Compass Information Centre:

HSR Summer Bus Passes

4 month bus pass: $284 - Valid May 1-Aug 31 - available from April 24-May 21
3 month bus pass: $213 - Valid June 1-Aug 31- available from May 26-June 16
2 month bus pass: $142 - Valid July 1-Aug 31 - available from June 19-July 14
1 month bus pass: $71 - Valid Aug 1-Aug 31 - available on July 21

Important Considerations:
  • There is a limit of one bus pass per student
  • Students must have valid 2014/15 McMaster green summer school sticker
    on their student card in order to be eligible to purchase the summer bus pass
  • The student card (with sticker) must be presented at time of purchase


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Apr 16, 2014

Your 2014-15 McMaster Students Union Board Of Directors

Posted by Chad

The 2014-2015 MSU Board of Directors will be:

Teddy Saull, President
Jacob Brodka, VP (Administration)
Scott Mallon, VP (Finance)
Rodrigo Narro Perez, VP (Education)

Congrats to the new MSU Board Of Directors!

Also selected was Mike Cheung for the role of 2014/2015 MSU Speaker. The Speaker is the Chair of SRA meetings, General Assembly and the Electoral Appeal Board. Additionally, the Speaker makes rulings on the interpretations of MSU bylaws whenever asked to do so by a member of the Assembly.

The incoming Board will work closely with the current Executive and staff, in preparation to take office on May 1, 2014 for their one year term.

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Apr 09, 2014

New peer support training project seeks applicants with mental health concerns

Posted by dasa

New peer support project for students with mental health concerns who would like further training/support/practice/mentorship to enhance their skills in supporting their peers.

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Apr 04, 2014

MSU VP Nominees

Posted by Chad

Here are your nominees for VP positions within the MSU, to join MSU President-elect Teddy Saull on the MSU Board of Directors next year. Final candidates (one for admin, finance, and education) will be elected by the Student Representative Assembly at the meeting on Sunday, April 6.

Vice-President (Administration)
Jacob Brodka: SRA Science. MSU Services Commissioner, Maroons Public Relations Coordinator
Aaron Morrow: SRA Science, Executive Board member

Vice-President (Finance)
Daniel D’Angela: SRA Social Sciences, MSU Finance
Inemesit Etokudo: Maroons Coordinator
Scott Mallon: Former SRA Commerce, Finance Committee member

Vice-President (Education)
Jacob Klugsberg: MSU Teaching Awards...

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Apr 04, 2014

GO Transit Increases Bus Trips April 15th (Fares Increased In Feb)

Posted by Chad

The Ministry of Transportation said it will add 18 new weekday round trips on its 47 route starting April 15th running between McMaster and in Mississauga. There are also 15 new eastbound trips and 16 more westbound trips being added for weekend travel.

As of Feb. 1, GO Transit introduced the following changes in their fares:
  • 35-cent increase on current fares between $4.85 and $6.15
  • 45-cent increase on current fares between $6.16 and $7.80
  • 55-cent increase on current fares greater than $7.80

Full story on The Sil

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Apr 04, 2014

McMaster Getting Public Ice Rink, 3D Printers, & Entrepreneur Program!

Posted by Chad

Several projects have been allocated financing under the Student Life Enhancement Fund... ranging from a $10,000 improvement to the audio equipment at Bridges Café, to the installation of a public skating rink. Yes, an outdoor community ice rink. The ice rink is budgeted to cost $95,000.

Money is collected via undergraduate student services fees and administered by the Student Services Committee, made up of employees from the MSU and the University.

Until Mar. 7, 2014, groups and individuals had the opportunity to submit proposals for a request of funds. Project proposals had to fall into specific criteria.

Below is a list of approved projects. Approvals are not limited to this list. These proposals have been allocated funds, but the costs have not yet been expended.

3D printer to be publically available, $5,000
Will allow students to experiment with new technologies and spur innovative thinking.


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Apr 04, 2014

McMaster Programming Cup

Posted by Chad

McMaster Programming Club presents the McMaster Programming CUP!

Saturday April 5th
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Mohawk Institute of Applied Health Sciences Rm 244


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