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Three environmental technician students are looking into Mohawk’s composting habits, and they want to make this examination as public as possible.
As part of a class project, Adom Bouchard, Chris Chevrier, and Zvezdan (Tom) Petrovic are working with Mohawk’s Sustainability Office in auditing the MSA’s compost program. This involves a lot of meticulous and messy work.
“We did a waste audit on all of the garbage stream and recycling stream waste in the Student Centre G wing,” said Chris Chevrier, the student spearheading the audit. “We went through each of these streams and sorted…
After 18 days, a tentative settlement has been reached to end Ontario’s college support staff strike.
Following two days of bargaining by negotiators, the deal was struck late Sunday night.
Rob Bemister, chair of the OPSEU bargaining team, said the union secured key contract proposals for its members and hopes all members will approve the tentative deal.
Over 8,000 college support workers will be returning to work Sept. 20.
Details are expected to be released after the settlement has been approved, which a date has not been set for.
It would seem as though postponed assignments and a lighter workload would be any college students’ dream. Even though it may be the case for some students at Mohawk, it comes at a hefty price. Due to the current strike, students have been disconnected from the Internet, turning the dream into a nightmare.
Currently, the staff that monitors the Wi-Fi is out walking the picket lines. In order to make life a little easier for students, the college has set up locations within the campus that have a limited number of computers connected to…
It goes without saying – the support staff on strike has posed a unique set of challenges for Mohawk College. With the theoretical ball being left behind by the strikers, part-time and administrative staff have teamed up with students to keep the game in play.
Some big names in the college have been found helping out wherever possible.
“I even saw [Mohawk College] President Rob MacIsaac [helping out] in the OSAP office one of the days,” said Andy Hall, MSA’s Vice President.
Meanwhile over in The Square, Jay Robb, Director of Media Relations for…
Students are left wondering how to vote on Oct. 6 as campus polling stations have been cancelled.
Since the strike isn’t expected to be over any time soon, Elections Canada has decided not to have special polling stations on campus for fear that the strikers will compromise the safety and integrity of the voting system. These on-campus polls were a new idea meant to start this year to encourage about 200,000 Ontario college students to have their say in the upcoming election.
Since youth voter turnout has been something of a concern in Canada…
Future Mohawk students may have even more debt before graduating as plans for a brand new athletics facility gets underway.
“[The MSA] has been talking with the college and athletics committee and the college has decided that this is the next step in our renovations in order to stay current and competitive with other colleges,” says MSA President Dan Clark.
The estimated cost of the new facility is $17 million and will be partly subsidized by an undetermined fee once the facility is completed in 2014.
Three years ago the MSA held a referendum…