Event Roundup: October 25 – October 31

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Darkness crawls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand; professors want papers in MLA – they terrorize your GPA. And though you fight to get good grades, your body is void of joy – for no mere student can resist the evil of… the Dunn Boy.

Happy Halloween, everybody! It’s bound to be a spooky, scary week at UNBSJ – whether it be because of your impending midterms and/or paper due dates, or because of all of the awesome Halloween events going down. Read on to find out all about them, along with all of the other events happening on campus and in the community this week.



  • Halloween Bash: October 27th, 10:30 – 2:00am, Market Square Atrium. Come dressed in your spookiest costume to the annual SRC Halloween Bash! There will be treats and a costume contest, and tons of awesome music so that you can Thriller the night away.


    • Admission: students = $5, guests = $10
Photo: SRC

Clubs & Societies:


  • WUSC Bake Sale: October 30th – 31st, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Ganong Hall Atrium. Come out in support of UNBSJ’s branch of the World University Service of Canada; they will be selling Harry Potter themed baked goods in honour of Halloween!


Photo: Valerie Landry



  • 2018 Faculty of Business Undergraduate Case Competition ‘Warm-Up’: October 25th, 12:00 – 1:00pm, Oland Hall Atrium. Students in the Faculty of Business are invited to attend the warm-up session of the 2018 Undergraduate Case Competition, in which they can enjoy a free pizza party and learn all about the upcoming Competition, which will take place in December and January.


  • Film Screening of Hypernormalisation: October 25th, 4:30pm, Oland Hall G31. A screening of the BBC documentary Hypernormalisation will be hosted by the History & Politics department(s). The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Lorenzo Society:


  • Saint John String Quartet Performance: October 26th, 12:30 – 1:20pm, Whitebone Lounge. Join the Saint John String Quartet for their Lorenzo Music Series ‘Munch & Music’ performance, during which they will perform the Schumann String Quartet.




  • 37th Dineen Memorial Lecture: October 25th, 7:00pm, Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. The 37th Dineen Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Øyvind Stavdahl, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Cybernetics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Co-founder of Subsea Robotics Company Eelume, presenting Diving Deeper: from Diabetes Treatments to Subsea Interventions.
  • H.B.N. Hynes Science Lecture: October 26th, 11:30am, Hazen Hall 232. Dr. Kirk Winemiller will deliver the Canadian River Institute’s 2017 H.B.N. Hynes Science Lecture.
  • Policy Studies Seminar Series: October 27th, 12:00 – 1:30pm, Oland Hall G31. Dr. Daniel Dutton & Dr. Dean Yergens, University of Calgary, will present their talk titled Health Data Reporting Systems for this Century.


Sports & Fitness:

  • ACAA Championships: October 28th – 29th, Canada Games Stadium. Although the Seawolves will not be competing in the soccer championships, UNBSJ will play host to the competing teams this year to see who will come out on top.



  • Ghost Town Get Down: October 28th, 10:00pm – 2:00am, Kent Theatre. Come out to Saint John’s biggest Halloween Dance Party this weekend!


    • Admission: $10 for advanced tickets, $15 at the door
Photo: Kent Theatre


  • Halloween Weekend: October 27th – 29th, Offline Board Game Cafe. This weekend, the Offline Board Game Cafe is hosting several Halloween themed events, including an adult costume contest on Saturday night at 10:00pm, and children’s events all day on Sunday. Cover charge at the door is half price all weekend to anyone in costume, and a prize will be available for the best costume on Saturday night.

If you know of any other events happening this week, or of events happening in the future, e-mail copy@thebaron.ca to have it published as part of the Event Roundup. Graphics and/or posters are encouraged.  

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.