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 […]

UNB grad of 2014 to run in Fredericton South riding

A recent University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate will run as an independent in the Fredericton South riding, the riding encompassing UNB and STU, in this September’s provincial election. Twenty-eight-year-old Courtney Mills is a long-time Fredericton resident who received her bachelor of arts in political science at St. Thomas University in 2010 and went on […]

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 […]