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 […]


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

Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan
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 […]

ResLife imposing stricter dorm drinking rules

UNB Residential Life is implementing stricter rules to crack down on students’ unsafe drinking habits. “We’ve always been concerned about students in residence that drink to the point that they’re putting themselves in danger or other people in danger,” said Angela Garnett, senior director of student life. While the new procedures will apply to all […]

Home sweep home

All the newcomers are fitting in quite nicely with the UNB Varsity Reds men’s hockey team. New recruits Cameron Brace, Matt Boudens, Randy Gazzola, R.D. Chisholm, Peter Trainor and Francis Beauvillier all scored for the Varsity Reds this past weekend, helping the team defeat the Dalhousie Tigers 6-3 on Friday and the St. Francis Xavier […]