McMaster, grad students dispute fairness of mental health cuts

May 31, 2016

According to the Hamilton Spectator, McMaster graduate students have expressed their disappointment over the school’s decision to charge them the same fee as undergraduates for mental health services. The McMaster Graduate Students Association recently voted against paying the new fee, which was set to rise from $10 to $33.95 per term, and the decision ultimately led to the elimination of on-campus mental health services for this group. Graduate students will reportedly still have access to off-campus mental health services, but members of the association have noted that international students who leave campus for counselling will need to pay out-of-pocket. Hamilton Spectator