Fredericton-South goes Green, Liberals snag majority

After a long and arduous night, David Coon took the Fredericton-South riding in what was considered one of the more hard-fought campaign races of the 2014 general election. Liberal leader Brian Gallant also took the helm of the New Brunswick government with a Liberal majority. Coon won the riding with 2,272 votes, giving him a […]

Reds weekend preview

Game of the weekend The UPEI Panthers men’s soccer team makes their only visit of the season to BMO Centre tonight, taking on the Varsity Reds at 7:15 p.m. The Reds are a perfect 4-0-0 to start the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season, outscoring competition 10-1. Meanwhile, the Panthers sit fourth in the AUS with […]

“Fuck Safe Space”: A UNB perspective

An incident at Carleton University involving orientation leaders wearing offensive T-shirts that appeared to speak out against the university’s Safe Space program has led to a heightened awareness of how orientation weeks are treated at universities across the country. On Sept. 7, students from Carleton University, including orientation facilitators, engaged in an off-campus gathering where […]

N.B. party platforms as told by their leaders

The Brunswickan interviewed the leaders of New Brunswick’s five main political parties to get the rundown on their platforms for the 2014 general election. Advanced polls are this week in the Student Union Building. David Alward, Progressive Conservative Q. What is the PC plan for the cost of tuition and funding for students? A. We’re […]

President’s office gets new communications manager

David Stonehouse knows a thing or two about communicating. The longtime provincial and national journalist is the new senior manager of communications in the Office of the President of UNB Fredericton. “There are lots of great stories in the university and we haven’t been the greatest at telling them,” said Stonehouse, who most recently held […]

Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun impress both new and old fans

My Harvest adventure began Friday evening. Walking down, I could hear music fill the entire downtown area. People of all ages were out on the streets to enjoy the night. Hot dogs, crepes and cinnamon nuts filled the air with aromas to tingle your taste buds. And the bands performing tickled your ears. The Moose […]

Fredericton to Take Back the Night on Friday

Women and children will be marching through Fredericton’s streets at dark in the annual Take Back the Night event this Friday. Take Back the Night is an international event that focuses on raising awareness about violence against women. Fredericton has held the event, which is hosted by the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, since the […]

Candidates address mental health, youth unemployment, international student resources, tuition at campus Q&A

The Fredericton South Candidates Q&A, hosted by student unions of both UNB Fredericton and St. Thomas University, was markedly well-attended by students on Wednesday afternoon. Most of the seats set up in the SUB atrium were filled with students who had come to hear three candidates from the Fredericton South riding: Craig Leonard of the […]

Get ready to “Rock the Vote” with UNBSU

UNB students who vote will have access to many resources and incentives this election season thanks to the UNBSU and its partners. One such project is a “Rock the Vote” campaign which will be sending out a street team and using social media in an attempt to get students to vote. Advanced polling stations will […]

Watch a dorm room burn

After the fire that damaged UNB Fredericton’s Forestry & Geology building last Thursday, there could be no better timing for Burn the Dorm 2014: an event that does just what it says in the name of fire safety awareness. Burn the Dorm is an event put on by the Fredericton Fire Department in conjunction with […]

Outlook good for ISAO despite recent airport pick-up confusion

Contrary to how the recent airport pickup confusion would make it seem, the International Student Advisor’s Office (ISAO) is in good shape heading into the 2014-2015 academic year. With a new commitment from the university to provide international student funding starting this year with $75,000, the ISAO will be able to reassess old programs and […]

Updated: Confusion over international student pick-up responsibilities

A lack of volunteers and coordination has added complications to the international student airport pick-up service that the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Student Union volunteered to organize and fund for the second year in a row. “Shortage of volunteers makes it difficult, but we’re making all of our pick-ups as well as some other […]

Federation may still pursue court action despite UNB contract release

The Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations (FNBFA) is still likely to pursue court action against the University of New Brunswick, despite the university’s release of president Eddy Campbell’s 2009 and 2014 employment contracts last Wednesday. Details from Campbell’s contract were posted on the university website and included the president’s  $376,471 annual salary and job […]

UNB posts details of president’s employment agreement

Details of the University of New Brunswick’s employment agreement with president Eddy Campbell, including his $376,471 annual salary, have been released. In the 2009 and 2014 contracts for Campbell posted on the university’s website, it states that Campbell’s salary will be adjusted annually, by the amount of the Economic Adjustment approved by the Executive Compensation […]

“People have lost faith in the administration”: AUNBT responds to Board of Governors’ email

More than three weeks after it was sent out, the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) responded on Tuesday to the “special message” sent to students, faculty and staff from the university’s Board of Governors. The email, written by Chair of the Board Kathryn McCain, served to explain some of the actions taken […]

Updated: UNB officials say Board of Governors’ email not connected with arbitration

An email sent to faculty, staff and students of UNB last Friday from the university’s Board of Governors was not connected to impending arbitration between the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) and UNB administration, said UNB officials on Wednesday. Arbitration is scheduled for July 6 and 7 and will set out to […]

UNB to see tuition rise, no cuts to faculty positions in 2014-15 budget

While students will see a three per cent increase in tuition costs, no cuts will be made to academic portfolios in the 2014-2015 academic year according to the operating budget UNB announced on Wednesday. The 185.8 million dollar budget was balanced without decreasing funding for the academic and research portfolio, which includes student services and […]

Engineering and education faculties pass motions

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UPDATE, Apr 3, 4:10 p.m.: An earlier version of this story noted Marcelo Santos as the chair of the faculty of engineering. UNB engineering and education faculties passed motions regarding their confidence in the university senior administration on Wednesday. The engineering faculty passed a motion of non-confidence. It passed with 36 in favour, 6 against […]

UPDATED: Science faculty pass non-confidence motion

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The UNB science faculty passed a non-confidence motion against the UNB senior administration on Monday. The vote passed with 41 in favour, 4 opposed and 4 abstentions. This is the third faculty on campus to pass the motion after the business and arts faculties passed their own in the last two weeks. The science faculty […]

No confidence | Arts faculty passes non-confidence motion against UNB administration

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The UNB arts faculty has passed a non-confidence motion against the senior administration, and it looks like other faculties may follow. The arts faculty passed the motion last Thursday at their faculty council meeting. The reasons for the motion were that the senior administration, referred to as the University Management Committee, has “mislead key stakeholders […]

When fashion meets activism | Students launch Wear Your Label business venture

Mental illnesses are invisible. Or at least, they were. But two young entrepreneurs are looking to change that. Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reed are co-founders of a business project called Wear Your Label, which produces fashionable clothing with mental illness labels such as “anorexic” or “bipolar” prominently displayed. “It’s basically un-labeling by labeling. So [it’s […]

Arkells deliver one of the best performances of Harvest

The crowd was sold from the start. “SpaceCamp!” one person yelled out. “I used to have one of those,” said another. As the first band of the night, Alvvays, walked on the stage, the crowd cheered, in large part because of the SpaceCamp T-shirt that guitar player Alec O’Hanley was wearing. The initial excitement didn’t […]