UNB vice-president academic resigns

UNB vice-president academic Tony Secco has resigned, president Eddy Campbell announced by email yesterday. Campbell said he and Secco had been discussing his resignation for several weeks. Tony Secco had served seven years as UNB’s vice-president academic. His resignation comes in light of “a combination of personal and professional reasons.“ Campbell expressed his gratitude for […]

From the thermosphere to the Twittersphere

Over the phone, Chris Hadfield comes across as a little serious. For an astronaut with a list of accomplishments as long as the Canadarm, it’s easily forgiven. But as he speaks, you realize that what first seems like a no-nonsense attitude is actually a profound, intense passion for learning and exploration. For someone like Hadfield, […]

Reminiscing with John Richard

With the UNB Varsity Reds 2014-15 campaign now complete, the Brunswickan sat down with athletic director John Richard to discuss the program’s performance this year and what to expect in the coming season.   The Brunswickan: The Varsity Reds just had a phenomenal year. What do you attribute this to? Richard: I would say two […]

10 things you didn’t know about the HIL

The Harriet Irving Library we all know and love has been hiding a few secrets within its walls.  1. The employees at Java Moose on the first floor are actually real moose wearing disguises.  2. The Lord Beaverbrook Room located on the fourth floor of the library was modelled after the Gryffindor common room from […]

Eight times the faculties expressed confidence in the administratio

When Eduardo Camel said #thedress was white and gold. When Toby Sacko said #thedress was black and blue. When one more position was added to the UNB administration: vice-president of I-don’t-know-what-to-do-so-I’m-just-going-to-create-a-committee-to-look-into-it. When Eduardo Camel proposed that a new porch be added to Sir Howard Douglas Hall. When the admin gave Marriamm Joonnes her own senior […]

Six life hacks for parking on campus

Half of success is attendance. Half of attendance is finding a parking space. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be one quarter of your way to success. The “Buzzard” Like a vulture trying to sink its beak into some of that sweet, sweet carrion, it always helps to menacingly circle the parking lot. Remember: unforgiving […]

Top 5 Banks to Invest In

When you’re a student making your way in the frigid world you face adult challenges you’ve never considered before: How do I do my taxes? How do I get cheques? Well worry no more! We’ve compiled a list of the best banks in town, here to make your financial life easier. Bank of President’s Choice […]

External investigation into law faculty concluded: Secco

UNB vice-president Tony Secco announced Wednesday morning that the external investigation into the issues of the faculty of law has concluded, following of the voluntary resignation of Dean Jeremy Levitt. “In light of Dr. Levitt’s voluntary resignation from the position of dean of the law school, the university thereby concludes the independent investigative review process,” […]

New UNBSU needs to pick sides

To say that UNB has seen a lot of action over the past two years would be an understatement. Most of the university’s current students have experienced a faculty strike, turmoil in the faculty of law and a deterioration of trust in the senior administration by faculty. Through it all, the UNBSU — the elected […]

Non-confidence votes sweep UNB faculties

Thirteen out of UNB’s 15 faculties have passed motions of non-confidence in the university’s senior administration. All of the faculties on the Fredericton campus have held non-confidence votes and out of UNBSJ’s three faculties, the faculty of arts has passed a motion since last March. “I would say it is very serious for a university […]

Halifax hockey houses a hit

For sports fans, nothing compares to the congregation that occurs before an important game or after a big win. This year’s University Cup, the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey championship, recognized the need for fans to come together and gave them the platform to do so. Each team that participated in the University Cup was […]

Your new UNBSU executive

Incoming UNB Student Union president Katie Davey has three main priorities for 2015-2016: relieving tensions between students and university administration, increasing the Student Union’s presence on campus and executing a green campus strategy. “We have numerous environment-focused groups on campus, now it’s time to bring them all together to create a plan for UNB. We’re […]

The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: Sweet Alcoholic Drinks

Sebastian Maynard – Smirnoff Ice Light A taste of Smirnoff Ice vaguely reminds of a carbonated fruit drink, such as Orangina, but instead of a nice combination of juice, sparkling water and vodka, Smirnoff Ice comes off like a candy that shouldn’t be given to children because you know they will like it and want more. […]

Law dean Jeremy Levitt resigns

Dr. Jeremy Levitt has voluntarily resigned from his position of dean of the UNB Faculty of Law. His resignation is effective immediately. In a statement from UNB, vice-president academic Tony Secco wrote that Levitt decided to resign “because he believes that it is in the best interests of his family and himself as well as […]

UNB law dean cleared of allegations in Florida lawsuit, reports CBC

Chief elements of a Florida lawsuit that included allegations of sexism and harassment by University of New Brunswick law dean Jeremy Levitt have been dismissed, reports the CBC’s Jacques Poitras in a story released today. The judge hearing the lawsuit against Florida A&M University entered a summary judgment last month in favour of the university. Another lawsuit […]

Dean Levitt’s hiring process was conducted ‘in confidence’

Like many of the UNB law school issues, the search process for the dean of law that ended with the hiring of Jeremy Levitt was kept confidential. Although dean search processes usually include a presentation to students, the search for the dean of law omitted this step. The names of the candidates were not released […]

Powwow coming to UNB

UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre will be hosting its first annual Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon Powwow later this month. “We’ve had other powwows with other universities like St. Thomas, NBCC and NBCCD and we’ve taken turns hosting the powwow on each campus. But this is the first time just UNB’s having a powwow,” said Trenton Augustine, the aboriginal recruitment and […]

An open letter to the anti-bilingualism Facebook group

After my last column I was surprised to find that people actually read what I write. I have an audience. Cool! I shouldn’t take all the credit though. I did get to ride on the coattails of SEXtravaganza and an awesome headline after all. Seriously, though. Thanks for reading. This article isn’t about my incredulity. […]

The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: St. Patrick’s Day Special

Sebastian Maynard – Van Morrison  While Bands like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have helped create a distinctive sound that is associated with Ireland, the music that comes from the European country is a lot more diverse than just Irish punk or political folk songs. Ireland has been the birthplace of some the best (or […]

Halifax set to host Cup

Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s men’s hockey championship, the University Cup, is rapidly approaching, and organizers in Halifax want everyone to know that there’ll be just as much to do off the ice as on it. Attractions will include the Hockey Canada Century Tour, an interactive experience celebrating 100 years of hockey where attendees can try green […]

St. Patty’s Day in Fredericton

It’s clear that there’s only one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Fredericton: by blasting your liver with Guinness stout. So crank the Irish Descendants on the stereo, bust out your favourite Irish t-shirt and go chasing that pot o’ gold. While Fredericton may not have a tradition of Irish parades like other cities […]

More than $315,000 spent on extra PR, security during UNB labour dispute

Several Right to Information requests have revealed that the University of New Brunswick spent more than $315,000 on extra public relations and security during last year’s labour dispute. The Daily Gleaner revealed this week that UNB paid $112,400 to National Public Relations from November 2013 through January 2014 “for services ranging from developing public relations […]

UNB wins AUS hockey championship

For the fourth time in five years, the UNB Varsity Reds are Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey champions. Phil Halley scored with 1:48 remaining in regulation time to give UNB a 4-2 win last night in Wolfville, completing a 2-0 series sweep of the Acadia Axemen. The Varsity Reds won game one of the best-of-three […]

Law dean investigation complete, decision to be communicated to UNB community

The results of the external investigation on the UNB law school fiasco were reported to UNB vice-president academic Tony Secco on Monday. The investigation, conducted by law professor emeritus Neil Gold of the University of Windsor, was initiated on the request of the university to help resolve the recent issues at the law school, including […]

Power play leads V-Reds to game one win

The recent power play struggles of the UNB Varsity Reds were quickly forgotten on Monday night at the Aitken Centre. The Varsity Reds went 4/8 on the man advantage in game one of the Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey championship series, pounding the Acadia Axemen 8-2. Game two of the best-of-three series takes place on […]

Tigers upset Varsity Reds in AUS semifinal

One of the best seasons in UNB basketball history came crashing to an end on Saturday at Scotiabank Centre. The top-ranked Varsity Reds, who finished first overall in the Atlantic University Sports men’s basketball standings for the first time since 1967, were upset by the fifth seeded Dalhousie Tigers 85-74 in the conference semifinal. UNB […]

Reds advance to conference final

The UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team is moving on. With a 6-3 victory over the StFX X-Men on Thursday night at the Aitken Centre, the Varsity Reds clinched a spot in both the Atlantic University Sport final and Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s University Cup tournament. UNB will play the winner of the other AUS semifinal, […]

UNBSU executive candidate bios

President: Katie Davey Third-year political science. Random fact: Pizza is my favorite food group. What makes you a good candidate for this position? I have held various executive positions with many clubs and societies on campus. I’m passionate about change in my community and I’ll work hard to improve dialogue, create a green campus strategy, […]

Presidential candidate grilled over absences

A motion to remove UNBSU international student representative and presidential candidate Muhammad Khan from the UNBSU council was the topic of an in-camera meeting at Sunday’s council meeting. Khan, who was elected in the fall by-election, did not attend any council meetings until Jan. 25, meaning he missed a total of five meetings. The UNBSU […]

Help shape the voice of your generation

It seems everyone and their dog has something to say about the journalism industry these days. With the fundamentally game-changing arrival of the Internet, one especially popular diatribe we tend to hear is that journalism has been sealed in its plastic blue coffin and tossed on death’s doorstep. Who needs “professionals” telling us what is […]

Women’s team falls twice to MUN

Colleen Daly’s UNB Varsity Reds career isn’t over just yet. Daly and the rest of the Varsity Reds women’s basketball team will hit the road for Halifax this week where they’ll take part in the 2015 Atlantic University Sport Championship. It’s the first time UNB will appear in the tournament since 2013. Following back-to-back home […]

Students unhappy with storm closure policy

Laura Bell’s daily commute from Ripples, N.B. to the University of New Brunswick typically comes in at around half an hour. Last Monday, the third-year accounting student spent double that time inching her way through what she described as whiteout conditions. She couldn’t afford to miss an essential class, and when UNB’s doors remained open […]

UNB wins first AUS curling title

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds came up big at the inaugural Atlantic University Sport Curling Championship, beating the Saint Mary’s Huskies 9-5 in the final. Despite this being only the second year that UNB has fielded a team since 1992, the team has quickly become a legitimate contender for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport […]

UNB renewing mental health strategist position

Administration has confirmed that they will be renewing the mental health strategist position at UNB. The mental health strategist position was created to find gaps within the mental health services at UNB and provide solutions to those gaps. It was created through a year’s worth of government funding, and was not expected to last beyond […]

The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: Snow day snacks

Sebastian Maynard – Campbell’s Soup  The prototypical storm food, the non-perishable cans of soup in your pantry should be given their moment to shine during a snowstorm. Over the years the different varieties of soups have expanded, but I personally recommend sticking to the classics. Maybe a Chicken Noodle, maybe Tomato, combine this with a […]

X-Men force game five

The StFX X-Men are very much still alive in the Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey playoffs. The X-Men staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-2 victory over the UNB Varsity Reds last evening in Antigonish. StFX’s win ties the best-of-five semifinal series a 2-2 and sets up a deciding game five […]

X-Men stave off elimination

The StFX X-Men are still alive in their Atlantic University Sport semifinal series against the UNB Varsity Reds. Michael Kirkpatrick’s goal 1:07 into the second period proved to the be the game winner as the X-Men edged the Varsity Reds 3-1 in game three of the best-of-five series. UNB will take a 2-1 series lead […]

V-Reds take 2-0 series lead

The UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team is a win away from clinching a spot in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship. Cam Brace’s goal at 11:41 of the third period proved to be the winner as the V-Reds edged the StFX X-Men 2-1 in game two of the Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey semifinal, […]

Carroll, Braes lead Reds to game one win

A three-goal third period led the UNB Varsity Reds to a 5-2 victory over the StFX X-Men in game one of the Atlantic University Sport men’s hockey semifinal on Thursday night at the Aitken Centre. The return of forward Tyler Carroll, who hadn’t played since mid-January, seemed to spark the Varsity Reds offensively. Carroll had […]

Faculty of Arts looking to get student society

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Photo Adam Travis / The Brunswickan

Kevin Collins, an arts councillor for the UNBSU, said that improving the sense of community among arts students is the driving force behind the creation of a society. “There are not really events for them as arts students or representation or services. A lot of people feel left out. It’s really an initiative to make […]

Red Brigade heading to Halifax

The UNB Varsity Reds men and women’s basketball teams will soon be hitting the road for the Atlantic University Sport championships in Halifax — and the Red Brigade is following right behind them. The five-year-old fan club, which is now more than 280 members strong, turned heads at last year’s men’s championship for being the […]

Mental Health Peer Support Group launching in March

UNB students in need of mental health counselling will soon have an alternative — their fellow students. The Mental Health Peer Support Group is a collaborative effort launching in March between the UNB Student Union and UNB Counselling Services that is designed to get people in touch with a friendly face when they need it most. […]

Dalhousie wins AUS Championship

There haven’t been many teams more consistent than the Dalhousie Tigers men’s volleyball squad this season. Finishing the Atlantic University Sport regular season with a 16-1 record, the Tigers carried that strong play into the playoffs. Now they’ll get a chance to battle for a national championship after picking up their second straight conference title […]

Enough about UNB law

As a third year UNB Law student I’d like to weigh in with a pretty controversial opinion on the whole Ludlowgate scandal or whatever it’s being called now. I don’t care. While I definitely care about my education, and the quality thereof, this whole scandal has passed the point of relevance to me and I’m […]

Music on the Hill to commemorate War of 1812

On Sunday, Feb. 22, the Atlantic Sinfonia will be performing at Memorial Hall as part of the Music on the Hill series that has been taking place throughout the school year. “We try and build in enough variety that people who do not come to the whole series can still find some things that interest them,” explained […]

Motion requesting independent review of UNB vice president academic Tony Secco moved to March meeting

A motion requesting an independent review of the performance of UNB’s vice-president academic, Tony Secco, was moved to the March senate meeting to allow for more discussion. Senator David Lentz moved that the senate request that “the UNB Board of Governors commission an independent review of the performance of the UNB vice-president academic (Dr. Anthony […]

Sex before games?

There are a plethora of elements that can affect one’s athletic capabilities — but is sex one of them? For many years, athletes have perpetuated the theory that sex before competition can have devastating effects on their performance. During last year’s World Cup, for example, several participating teams had team-wide bans on sexual intercourse before […]

The sexiest university in the world

Last month, New Brunswick’s own Université de Moncton became the sexiest university in the world. How? By releasing a 30-second promotional video titled “Université de Moncton 2015.” The name might be innocent, but the video is anything but. The word juicy comes to mind. What I’m referring to is the pornstar kiss between two students […]

Law Students’ Society not meeting obligations

There’s everything from the Business Administration Undergraduate Society to the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship to the Nels Anderson Society. The long list of UNB’s active clubs and societies caters to pretty much any interest, program, or field. Amongst them is the Law Students’ Society, or the LSS, headed by President Lee English. Started in 1923 to […]

AUBNT responds to review of senior admin

Responses have been released to UNB’s Senior Administration Responsibility Review, with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) saying that while it is a step in the right direction, serious issues of university governance still need to be addressed. The review, commissioned by the Board of Governors and conducted by an external committee, […]

Francophone rights in the Supreme Court

If you were at Buckets last week, you may have overheard me in a heated discussion about two Supreme Court cases being heard in the next 30 days (anyone wondering what Renaissance College is all about need only read this sentence). The first comes to us from Alberta, the second from Yukon.  Alberta: Le Cas […]

“Crown Jewel” of UNB losing shine

Dr. Jeremy Levitt took up the helm of the UNB law school a little over 4 months ago. His appointment was announced to us law students with much fanfare and excitement. Expectations were high, and rightly so. Here was a man that is billed as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the area of […]

Swim teams set for AUS final

The UNB Varsity Reds swim teams are looking to make a major splash at this weekend’s 2015 Atlantic University Sport swimming championship at Dalhousie University. Robin Ferdinand, the head coach of UNB’s men and women’s teams, said that expectations are high — especially after the V-Reds’ performance at the UPEI Invitational in January where seven […]

N.B. leads the way in resources for LGBTQ community

Transitioning to the body that makes you happy can be a hard. It is especially hard for people in the small towns that are prevalent throughout the East Coast. Here, people can tend to be more judgmental and finding a doctor can be difficult. Alex Warford is a 23-year-old who was assigned male at birth […]

Law student Lyle Skinner’s letter to UNB admin

January 28, 2015 Dr. Eddy Campbell                                        Dr. Tony Secco   Dear Dr. Campbell and Dr. Secco: In advance of the meeting at Ludlow with students on Thursday, I would like to share with you my strategic observations and questions on how to use this current situation at Ludlow as an opportunity to move […]

Law students feeling “pressure” not to talk

Law students came to the UNBSU asking for support after claiming they’d been pressured by the Law Students’ Society (LSS), law faculty and the university administration to not speak to the media about recent issues in their faculty. A motion tabled by UNBSU law representative Josh Toombs requesting  that “the Student Union supports students who […]

STU, staff union reach tentative agreement

The St. Thomas staff and administrative union and STU administration have reached a tentative collective agreement and will not strike. “STUSAU and their employer have been working through mediation this week to reach ‘an agreement in principle.’ Both sides have now come to a general agreement on various items, and are finalizing the language so that […]

“Sunken Lounge” issues kept students on their toes

The faculty of computer science’s student lounge saw its share of action last week when accessibility issues caused it to close. It reopened less than a week later with a new name and an accessibility policy designed to keep all social events inclusive. The new changes mean that the “Sunken Lounge” and adjacent Computer Science […]

ENBICON finds home at Capital Exhibit Centre

Between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, the gaming convention ENBICON will be taking place at the Capital Exhibit Centre in downtown Fredericton. This is only the second year that the event is taking place at the Exhibit Centre, though previously the UNB Student Union Building was its home. “ENBICON ran for around six years, back […]

Summer Institute opens again for business

Calling all student entrepreneurs: the Summer Institute is now accepting applications. The Summer Institute is a program at UNB that offers everyone 19 or older a chance to design and start their own business. “It’s a three-month entrepreneurship accelerator, and we focus on businesses that wouldn’t qualify for venture capital. What we’re trying to do […]

Theatre UNB’s Our Country’s Good runs from Jan. 27-31

What differentiates a criminal from an aristocrat? According to Our Country’s Good, the new production from Theatre UNB, not much more than the clothes on their backs. Written in 1990 by British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker, the play revolves around a sorry lot of criminals in 1780s Australia, when it was less a nation and more […]

Notebook: CIS CEO resigns

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is in search of a new chief executive officer. It was announced last week that current CEO Pierre Lafontaine will be leaving CIS effective immediately. Lafontaine has only been on the job since the spring of 2013. “Pierre has set a new course for CIS,” said Thérèse Quigley, the president of CIS […]

The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: Market food

Sebastian Maynard – Samosa Delite When you are hungry, the market can be a bit of an overwhelming place. I couldn’t decide on all the options; a breakfast pizza or maybe a poutine, but in the end the cosmos directed me towards a market classic: samosas from Samosa Delite. My personal favourite is the hot veggie […]

Francophone identity imperative

As I have told you previously, I am the president of the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF). But what is that, anyway? It’s a national non-profit that (1) is the spokes organization for 14- to 25-year-old French-speaking youth across Canada, (2) operates employment programs that put more than 700 students to work each year, […]

Greek council, final budget discussed at UNBSU council on Sunday

Greek Life Organizations were discussed at length this past Sunday during the UNBSU’s council meeting. “It was probably one of the most engaging discussions we’ve had; everybody seemed to have input,” said Will MacMackin, vice-president of finance and operations. The conversation was heated, but in the end council motioned for the UNBSU’s policy committee to […]

UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering turns 50

UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering has been changing lives for 50 years. Founded by Dr. Robert “Bob” Scott in 1965, the Institute is a research facility and operational clinic that designs, builds and fits prosthetics for amputees. The Institute has offered this fitting service across Atlantic Canada since 1982. “[The institute] has grown from a […]

Accusation of prof’s racism draws attention to academic freedom

A recent accusation of racism to a professor at UNBSJ had raised questions about how far is too far when it comes to academic freedom in university communities. Last summer, a Vancouver city councillor, Kerry Jang, accused UNBSJ sociology professor Dr. Ricardo Duchesne of racist comments towards immigrants. UNB has defended Duchesne by saying he […]

UNB Dance Team prepares for first competition of the year

With a new year and semester, everyone wants to start things off on the right foot, and for the UNB Dance Team, they will get that chance later this month at their first competition of the year. The Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition will be taking place on Jan. 31 at the Currie Center, and Deanna […]

Professor’s racist comments not about academic freedom

UNB sociologist Ricardo Duchesne’s comments on Asian populations marring Canada’s European character read like some relic of the past. Peruse through Dr. Duchesne’s long bibliography and you’ll find no end to titles which champion the West as a beacon of light and salvation for the rest of the world. And he has the audacity to […]

The Brunswickan’s Food & Liquor: The Best Pizza in Fredericton

Sebastian Maynard – Luna Pizza The flavours of Luna Pizza have kept my friends and I coming back for some time now, but we have slowly realized that the pizza isn’t as good as we once thought. While the toppings are probably the best quality around, the pizza isn’t very well made, with cheese sliding […]

Program getting students into big leagues

A master’s of business administration (MBA) program offered at UNB is not only getting students prepared to work in the sports industry, but also landing them jobs and internships in the field. Jonathon Edwards, a professor in the program who also reviews applications and sets up student internships, says the MBA in sport and recreation […]

Dal dentistry scandal strengthens concerns over UNB’s lack of sexual assault policy

The recent incident surrounding Dalhousie University’s dentistry program has again brought campus sexual assault policies to light — and UNB’s ongoing lack of a comprehensive policy to deal with such an occasion. Kathleen Pye, mental health strategist and counselling therapist, hopes to have a policy in place soon should the need arise. “I’ve been working […]

UNB’s Professional and Technical Staff Union also negotiating first contract

The strike vote of the St. Thomas University Support and Administrative Staff Union (STUSAU) has recalled to many the memory of the strike at UNB just one year ago. But closer to home, UNB’s Professional and Technical Staff Union (PTSU) is also in the process of negotiating their first contract. The PTSU represents about 400 […]

What’s on?

When the Cohen brothers’ Big Lebowski was first released in 1998, the reviews of the film were somewhat mixed. While some critics praised the movie, others called the film a “tired idea” and “infuriating.” The film comes across as a stoner comedy, following around a couple of anti-heroes who would always rather be bowling, but […]

UNBSU votes to increase student union fees by $20

The Student Union voted to increase the Student Union fee at their council meeting on Sunday. Next year the fee will be raised from $47.50 to $57.50 per semester, an increase of $10 per semester and $20 per academic year. The money from the raise will go towards funding for student services and increasing the […]

STU staff vote on strike, still hope to negotiate

The St. Thomas University Support and Administration Union [STUSAU] voted for a strike last night when they voted against a final offer on their first contract. The union’s 51 members all showed up to vote to either accept or reject the final offer from the STU administration. If a majority voted against the offer, it […]

Computer theft at Marshall d’Avray Hall

Fredericton City Police are investigating the theft of two computers from an office in Marshall d’Avray Hall on Saturday, Jan. 3. The robbery took place at around 1:30 p.m. The door of a locked, private office was pried open and two Mac computers, one of which was a desktop, were stolen. “These things are often pre-planned […]

Letters between Eddy Campbell and the AUNBT reveal ongoing tensions

Ongoing tensions between the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers [AUNBT] and the university administration surfaced once again last month after an open letter to president Eddy Campbell was published by the union. On Nov. 24, UNB president Eddy Campbell sent an email to faculty, staff and others associated with the UNB community stating […]

Curling added to AUS

Beginning this spring, the stakes are even higher for Canadian university curlers. Atlantic University Sport (AUS) recently announced the addition of men and women’s curling to their list of 2014-15 championships being awarded this spring. The inaugural AUS curling banners will be awarded this winter, with the University of Prince Edward Island slated to host […]

Songs of the week

D’Angelo ­— “Ain’t That Easy”   Having not released an album in 14 years, fans of D’Angelo would have taken any news or sign that something was on the horizon, but they got a lot more than that right before Christmas, when the R&B singer surprisingly released Black Messiah. The album screwed everyone’s year-end lists for best albums […]

STU staff face potential strike vote

Wednesday could bring a strike vote for the St. Thomas University Support and Administration Union (STUSAU) if they reject a final offer on their first contract. The STUSAU represents the support and administrative workers at STU. This includes members in the Registrar’s office, Student Services, Residence Life, IT services, Financial Services, Recruitment, Facilities Management, Communications, […]

No policy for sexual assault victims at UNB

Despite having campuses in two cities with some of the highest rates of sexual assault in the country, UNB still has no formal sexual assault policy. But thanks to one counsellor’s efforts, that could soon change. While UNB’s existing Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Harassment Policy broadly covers physical battery, sexual assault victims are directed to […]

Timbre Cases finds its niche

The Fredericton music scene is continuously expanding, with new musicians, venues and festivals popping up every year. For Peter McMath, founder and president of Timbre Cases, music also brought a business opportunity within the field that he loved. “I was working in the music industry with a lot of different artists, and really found a […]

Modelling in its most natural form

Humans, like everything else, are a work of art. Go on Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr and all you see are photos of people. Go to an art gallery and you will see a portrait of someone, or walk downtown and notice the sculptures. These days, everyone is model, but there is a difference between having […]

Hockey’s future view

From elementary school friends to university teammates and eventually business partners, Tim Priamo and Shea Kewin’s friendship has seen it all. “Shea and I have a long hockey history together, and we were actually first linemates at the age of eight years old,” said Priamo. Nearly 20 years later, the former UNB MBA students and […]

Student fee increase could fund third SafeRide van

A potential UNBSU fee increase was brought up in council for the first time on Sunday. Currently the UNBSU fee stands at $95 per student, about $40 dollars below the average for student unions in the Atlantic provinces, and haven’t been raised since the 2011-2012 academic year. UNBSU vice-president finance and operations Will Macmackin proposed […]

Educating students about alcohol is one recommendation from UNB alcohol report

Recently released recommendations from UNB’s most recent alcohol report will focus on educating students about alcohol. The alcohol report is a yearly initiative that investigates alcohol policies and practices on campus and then creates recommendations based on the results. “It’s intended to be a report that helps us look at what we want as a […]

Campus group urges university to divest from fossil fuels

Richelle Martin and Julia Hansen, the president and vice-president of Fossil Free UNB, are pushing for change by pressuring the university to divest in fossil-fuel companies. “Fossil Free UNB is part of an international campaign with a goal to get the university to remove its investments in the top 200 fossil-fuel extracting companies,” Martin said. […]

Politics the focus of latest Theatre UNB production

With the most recent provincial election still in the process of wrapping up, politics are on everybody’s mind. If they aren’t, they will be at the conclusion of Live Broadcast, the newest production from Theatre UNB. Written in 2009 by acclaimed playwright John William Schiffbauer, Live Broadcast is a play that takes a searing look at our modern […]

UNB’s $4.2 million surplus raises questions

According to an email sent by UNB president Eddy Campbell to faculty and staff last Thursday evening, the university has accrued a $4.2 million surplus for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. “We have, in recent years, put ourselves on a sound financial footing. It has not been easy. Moving from deficits to surpluses in our operating […]

Bucs look ahead

Building a sports program from the ground up — especially at the university level — can be gruelling, with hundreds of hours dedicated to handling logistics, securing funding and recruiting interested players. For Evan Richtsfeld, founder and president of the UNB Buccaneers lacrosse team, he wouldn’t have it any other way. The Buccaneers made their […]

Minimum wage increase means more pay, fewer jobs

An increase in minimum wage would usually sound like a good thing for students, but in the case of the recently announced increase in New Brunswick, it may make elusive jobs even scarcer. The new Liberal government recently announced that New Brunswick’s minimum wage will be increased to $10.30 an hour. The increase will take […]

Chaos, calmness and control

Have you even been part of a moment in life when you realized that the events of your life in that little moment in time were 100 per cent out of your control? Maybe you have. I know I have.  As some of you may already know, I have Crohn’s disease. On occasion, this at-times […]

STU hires lawyers after complaint against “Confessions and Compliments” page

St. Thomas University has hired Fredericton’s Cox and Palmer law firm in response to a formal complaint about the UNBF & STU Confessions and Compliments Facebook page. Last Monday, a student filed a complaint to the presidents of both UNB and STU. Jeffrey Carleton of St. Thomas communications began seeking legal advice with the president of the university […]

Ian Sherwood continues his extensive tour with stop in Fredericton

While Canada may have no shortage of folk singers, Ian Sherwood is looking to carve out a spot for himself. The Halifax native, whose latest album Everywhere to Go was released in September, is on an international tour to promote the release. Having toured nearly continuously since 2009, Sherwood will next perform at Fredericton’s Charlotte […]

New campaign informs students about academic advising

A new campaign is underway at UNB Fredericton to make your academic advisor a buzzword on campus. The Keep Calm and See Your Academic Advisor campaign is a new initiative with the goal to promote the academic advising process and inform students about its importance. “This is one way to start building the conversation among […]

Mixed results for basketball teams

After getting their season off to a promising start, things went south for the UNB Varsity Reds women’s basketball team this past weekend in Halifax. The Varsity Reds fell to 2-2 on the season following back-to-back losses to the Saint Mary’s Huskies. UNB had opened the season strong, defeating the Acadia Axewomen twice at the […]

Making UNB more accessible

Accessibility on campus has been a topic of concern for New Brunswick universities. Both the UNB Student Union and the Mount Allison University Student Union chose accessibility on campus as a topic they would like to see addressed at upcoming consultations with the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA). “At each of our member campuses we’ll […]

“Band On The Run” tour kicks off in Fredericton on Nov. 20

On Nov. 20, Blackjack Billy will kick off the “Bands on the Run” tour here in Fredericton, along with The Road Hammers and Doc Walker. The tour is the first big one for Blackjack Billy, who is a self-described “redneck rock” band, comprised of Rob Blackledge (vocals, guitar), Noll Billings (vocals), Jeff Coplan (electric guitar), […]

Red Bull Golden Goal event postponed

The Red Bull Golden Goal event slated for UNB’s BMO Field today has been postponed after organizers were shut out due to an exclusivity conflict with the university. “We had been planning it for a couple months now … we did it last year on the same basis and it worked out great,” said Bruce […]

Varsity Reds drop opener to Marauders

For the second straight season, penalty kicks cost the UNB Varsity Reds a shot at gold at the CIS men’s soccer championships. The Varsity Reds, who didn’t lose a game during the Atlantic University Sport regular season or playoffs, fell 2-1 in penalty kicks to the McMaster Marauders on Thursday in the opening game of the […]

Men’s soccer going for gold

The UNB Varsity Reds men’s soccer team is hoping the third time’s a charm. The Varsity Reds will be making their third straight appearance at the CIS men’s soccer championship this week in Charlottetown. After losing both games they played in 2012 and finishing third last year, the team is hoping that this is the […]

Silver Wave Film Festival bringing over 100 films to Fredericton

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Photo Joakim Wahlaner / Flickr CC

The 14th annual Silver Wave Film Festival is hitting the city for another great year. The event, taking place Nov. 6 to 9, will feature over 100 films from near and far. Cat Leblanc is one of the organizers of this year’s festival. She says that this festival can appeal to a wide variety of film-lovers. […]

What is the future of the Playhouse?

Fifty years after it was built, the future of one of Fredericton’s most iconic buildings is in question. Last January, a technical evaluation of the Fredericton Playhouse was conducted and revealed that the building is in poor condition, and that it might be financially smarter to build a new venue as opposed to refurbishing the […]

“Why are you speaking French?”

Most Canadians are familiar with the Commonwealth. As Her Majesty’s loyal subjects, we’re proud to play a part in the remnants of the British Empire, host to 53 nations and 2.2 billion people. Few are aware, however, that Canada is also a member state of l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF), which itself hosts 57 […]

STIs: know your status

Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs) are on the rise in New Brunswick, and AIDS New Brunswick and the Horizon Health Community Clinic are partnering with UNB nursing to provide free testing. The aim is that by making testing services more accessible, they will raise awareness about the importance of getting tested. “Knowing your […]

Campus campaign goes provincial

The mental health anti-stigma campaign, #MyDefinition, led by UNBSU vice-president internal Lee Thomas, is about to become something much greater than what she originally started a few months ago. With the partnership of the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick, the campaign will be spreading out into various communities all over the province next […]

McConnell Hall to use new plate-scraping system

Sodexo is introducing a new “plate-scraping” initiative at McConnell Hall that will finally allow them to fulfill their pledge to go trayless. In efforts to reduce water consumption, Sodexo agreed with the Student Union at the beginning of the last school year to stop using trays in McConnell Hall. But because their conveyor system that […]

UNB Act feedback deadline extended

The UNB Act Steering Committee has agreed to extend the deadline for written submissions for the UNB Act revisions until March 15, 2015. This comes after both campus senates and the Fredericton arts and engineering faculty councils passed motions to extend the first phase of public consultation past the Nov. 15 deadline. “All faculties have […]

Toole Hall incident injures one

The Fredericton Fire Department is on the scene at Toole Hall this morning after one individual suffered non-life-threatening injuries from an unconfirmed lab explosion, which would be the second incident of this nature this month. “[Fredericton] Fire is conducting the investigation; they’re just trying to figure out what happened,” said Alycia Morehouse with the City of […]

Annual zombie run set to thrill for another year

On Nov. 1, the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre will be hosting their annual “The Running Dead Fredericton” fundraiser. The run, occurring on the weekend of Halloween, will have an interesting concept. Or at least as interesting as running away from zombies can get. “Runners are given a shoulder harness with three flags attached. The runners […]

Stay dirty, bahd

“Can I swear and shit?” Matt MacLean was leaning back on a couch with a couple friends sitting around him like it was story time. He wasn’t exactly sure how to begin. “Just [put] ‘frig it’ or something,” he tells me. “Well, being a poor kid from the Maritimes I said frig it, I’m going […]

Structural issues at Currie Centre prompt petition

A UNB PhD candidate is bringing his concerns about functional issues at the Currie Center to the university administration. Travis Gerwing has launched an online petition imploring UNB administration to address ongoing issues between the third floor fitness centre and the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) located directly below it. “The fitness centre offers a convenient […]

New inter-provincial agreement will facilitate credit transfers between post-secondary institutions

It will soon become easier for post-secondary students to transfer their hard-earned credits between institutions across Canada. Last Monday, articulations and transfer councils from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick signed an agreement to pledge to facilitate and expand credit transfers between their post-secondary institutions. “The whole intent [of the agreement] is to make […]

Flu shots coming to UNB

No one likes getting sick, especially with the flu, so the UNB Health Centre is offering flu shots until Nov. 14. “Flu shots are extremely important for students. Every day we’re in an environment where we’re susceptible to illness because of the contact we have with others and the public materials used in a university […]

No active threat on campus: Fredericton Police

The all-clear has been given on the UNB campus after Fredericton Police responded to a call of an active threat at Keirstead Hall this afternoon. “A student called the office and said that somebody ran past her saying somebody was an active threat at Keirstead Hall, so we told her to hang up immediately and […]

Fredericton Fire responds to smoke on campus

The Fredericton Fire Department responded late this morning to a complaint of smoke billowing from a building at 4 Garland Ct. on the UNB Fredericton campus. Alycia Morehouse with the City of Fredericton said that when emergency officials arrived, the problem was dealt with promptly. “Fredericton Fire Department responded to a complaint of smoke and […]

Varsity Reds soccer teams clinch first place

For the first time ever, both UNB Varsity Reds soccer teams will finish first overall in the Atlantic University Sport regular season standings. For the first time in the team’s existence, the Varsity Reds women’s soccer team has clinched first place. They did so on a rainy Wednesday night at BMO Centre, defeating the Mount […]

V-Reds win wild Wednesday game

The scoring came early in UNB’s first regular season game against their neighbouring rivals, the St. Thomas Tommies, and it carried on throughout 60 thrilling minutes of hockey at the Aitken Centre on Wednesday night. Dylan Willick scored the first goal of the night with an innocent-looking wrist shot that beat Tommies goaltender Tyson Teichmann […]

Club Sandwich: UNB International Student Association

International students at UNB now have a place to call their own with the formation of the International Student Association. The association is a brand new society at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. “We are a student-run society, eager to enrich the university experience of international and Canadian students,” said Siddharth Raval, president of […]

Theatre New Brunswick presents: Frankenstein, The Man Who Became God

Forget the clichéd image of Frankenstein’s Monster that decorates windows every Halloween. Theatre New Brunswick’s revival of the classic play Frankenstein, The Man Who Became God aims to bring back true gothic horror to the Playhouse stage. While Mary Shelley’s Georgian-era novel has been a literary staple for nearly 200 years, most people’s mental image […]

UNB Arts Centre explores the life and work of co-founder Lucy Jarvis

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Photo Naseem Yaqzan / The Brunswickan

Most of us know the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Gallery 78 and Gallery Connexion as some of this city’s great spots to see art. But on campus, there’s another awesome place to discover. The UNB Arts Centre inside Memorial Hall currently has on exhibit Lucy Jarvis: Sketches and Letters. The exhibit looks at Jarvis’s work throughout her […]

Engineering faculty demands longer consultation period for UNB Act revisions

More controversy surrounding the UNB Act revisions has arisen after the Engineering Faculty Council passed a motion to have public consultation extended from six weeks to six months last Wednesday. The UNB Act is a piece of legislation that outlines the university’s structure and how it operates. A complete revision of the Act was started […]

UNBSU by-election results announced

From Oct. 14 to 17, undergraduate students from the UNB Fredericton campus were given the chance to vote for a Forestry and Environmental Management representative, an Engineering representative, an International representative and a LGBTQ representative on the UNBSU council. Both Jill McCurdy, for Forestry and Environmental Management, and Muhammad Khan, for International Representative, ran uncontested […]

Women’s soccer goalkeeper done for season

The first-place UNB Varsity Reds women’s soccer team has been dealt a major blow. Veteran goalkeeper Sami-Jo Bell is done for the season with a third degree MCL tear and ACL damage. The extent of the ACL damage is not yet known. Bell was injured during the first half of UNB’s Oct. 3 game at […]

Ebola: UNB’s game plan

With the recent death of a man with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, the disease that has killed over 4,000 people in West Africa has been on the minds of Canadians everywhere. UNB, too, has precautions in place should an outbreak occur in this region. The UNB Student Health Centre has been working closely with the […]

Bienvenue

Bonjour! Welcome to the Brunswickan’s newest column, FranÇAY What?, where I discuss news, ideas and politics from the French perspective. Through this column, I hope to provide some insight into Francophone society in Canada and promote cross-cultural appreciation on our campus. As the first of many columns, consider this our awkward hello. So who am […]

From campus walls to Facebook walls: UNBSU now using fewer posters in favour of social media

As the semester gets into full swing, you might notice something missing from campus walls. The UNBSU has been using fewer posters this year as a means to advertise their events. “This summer we started working on our communications strategy, which is something that the union hasn’t really had in the past. One of the […]

Reds Notebook: Farah departs from women’s basketball team

Veteran point guard Awo Farah has left the Varsity Reds women’s basketball squad for what the team calls “personal reasons.” It’s a big blow to a V-Reds team that is in the process of rebuilding. “It’s pretty huge,” said head coach Jeff Speedy about the loss of Farah. “She was a starter and a leader […]

Women’s basketball loses key player

For the second straight year, the UNB Varsity Reds women’s basketball team is losing one of their top players before the season even begins. Veteran point guard Awo Farah has left for what the team calls “personal reasons.” It’s a big blow to a V-Reds team that is in the process of rebuilding. “It’s pretty […]

Right To Play UNB sets world record

It was a close call, but a Guinness World Record was set on Tuesday night at UNB. Under the lights at BMO Centre, the largest recorded capture the flag game took place. The game began around 7:30 p.m. with 260 participants, breaking the previous record of 250. “It went really well,” said Right To Play […]

UNBSU BY-ELECTION 2014 Your candidates:

The UNBSU by-elections are drawing near. Students can vote online through e-Services by clicking on the voting tab and choosing the fall 2014 by-election link. Voting will occur Oct. 14 to Oct. 17. Another voting option would have been in app form, but unfortunately ITS ran into problems making the app compatible with UNB’s current […]

Still unbeaten

Oliver Jones’ goal in the 90th minute on Sunday gave the UNB Varsity Reds men’s soccer team another perfect weekend. On a nice setup from Diego Padilha, Jones’ goal gave the Varsity Reds a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers on a rainy day at BMO Centre. UNB also defeated the Université de Moncton […]

Arbitration results: UNB faculty to receive total salary increase of 12.5 per cent over three years

UNB faculty were finally given strike closure last Monday when the results of the Arbitration Board were released, stipulating a 12.5 per cent total salary increase over a three-year period. This arbitration settlement tackled any outstanding issues of the contract negotiations between the UNB administration and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) […]

Unpaid interns: the hidden workers of Canada’s legal system

Early one November morning in 2011, 22-year-old Edmonton, Alberta student Andy Ferguson was driving home after completing a night shift at a local radio station where he worked as an unpaid intern. Presumed to have been too tired to drive, he crossed over the centre line and entered into a fatal head-on collision with a […]

New Brunswick Arts Board details new budget and programs

Just before the provincial election, the Province of New Brunswick renewed its Cultural Policy, Creative Futures, and with that comes money for some new projects. The New Brunswick Arts Board, otherwise known as artsnb, has been given $200,000 towards programming. This money is meant to help artists in the province through existing programs and fund […]

Student body, not Union, is the problem

In the last Student Union election, 17.7 per cent of undergraduates voted. There’s every bit of room with that number to point a finger at the SU. I worked for the SU for two years during my undergraduate degree as council’s secretary. I’ve watched good and bad decisions be made. During the strike, I heavily […]

Falling for the first time

The Thanksgiving weekend break is coming at a perfect time for the UNB Varsity Reds women’s soccer team. After defeating the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus 3-1 on the road on Friday night, the Varsity Reds lost for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon at BMO Centre, falling 1-0 to the Dalhousie Tigers. […]

Enterprise building will remain closed today

Enterprise UNB Building No. 1 will remain closed for the remainder of the day following this morning’s chemical explosion that sent two research centre staff members to hospital with minor injuries. A small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre on the second floor of the building just […]

V-Reds soccer’s dynamic duo

In the world of soccer, it far too often seems that the only players making headlines are the ones scoring the highlight reel goals. Not often heard about are the players at the other end of the field trying to stop those goals.   This year, however, a goaltending duo is drawing plenty of attention […]

What’s on?

When I was younger and my older sister came home from university for a weekend, I remember her bringing a season of Lost. She said that her and her friends had been watching it together, and she had brought it home to both show me and to keep up with everyone else. This was only a few […]

Stopping stigma: one week at a time

Mental Health Awareness Week is coming to UNB campus for the first time with the hopes of stemming the stigmatization of mental illness. The week will be a collaborative effort made by the UNB Student Union, student services and counselling services. “It’s a community-based approach,” said Kathleen Pye, the mental health strategist and counselling therapist […]

Arbitration ruling brings closure to UNB strike

The final stray strings from last year’s strike were tied off Monday night with the release of the ruling from the Arbitration Board. This arbitration settlement brought closure to the outstanding issues of the contract negotiations between the UNB administration and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT). “Essentially it was just some […]

From photography to painting, Craig Smith Dow has found his passion

Five words: Art, heart, fact, fraction and fracture. They would appear to have different definitions, unless you’re artist Craig Smith Dow, who fused the terms to form Artifracture, the exhibition that went on display at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery on Friday night. The theme of Dow’s series isn’t necessarily congruent, but that’s okay with him — it’s part […]

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 […]

Advance polling stations aim to increase student voting engagement

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Photo Adam Travis / The Brunswickan

In case you didn’t notice the signs festooning the streets of Fredericton, it’s general election season in the province of New Brunswick and, for many students, it’s their first time to vote. Election Day is on Sept. 22 this year. In the weeks leading up to this date, Elections NB and the UNBSU are doing […]

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

Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan
Photo Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan

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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Photo Karsten Saunders / The Brunswickan

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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Photo Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan

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 […]

Tuition frozen, tuition rebate program cut in new provincial budget

The cut to New Brunswick’s $22.4 million Tuition Rebate Program in the new provincial budget was necessary, according to the the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA). The rebate offered graduates who remained in the province for work a maximum of $20,000 in tax credits. “With limited resources at our disposal, we feel that there are better […]

Dean search procedures under senate scrutiny

Although the focus of the special senate meeting last Tuesday was on UNB’s search committee procedures in general, the confidential search for dean of law Jeremy Levitt was a topic on many senators’ minds. The special meeting was held after a request by student senator Lyle Skinner. Although he was prompted to make the request […]

CHSR hosts annual Fundrive

While podcasts and internet broadcasting are on the rise, UNB’s campus radio station is still going strong, but needs the public’s help to stay competitive. CHSR-FM’s annual Fundrive fundraising event is running from March 12 to April 11 as an Indiegogo campaign, with rewards for donors ranging from t-shirts to custom art. Mark Kilfoil, program […]