Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mixed results for Seawolves on February 1

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This weekend was a busy one for sports fans, as there were four basketball games throughout the weekend played at the UNBSJ campus. The teams playing were the UNBSJ Seawolves and the UKF Blue Devils, with mixed results for the Seawolves in...

Mount Allison University faculty strike begins

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Faculty and librarians at Mount Allison University began their strike on Monday, February 3 following months of attempted negotiations between the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) and the university’s bargaining teams. (Mount Allison University/Website) ...

Prioritizing numbers is hurting your health

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Most students want to receive amazing grades, and a majority of adults want a generous income, but are these luxuries worth sacrificing your mental/physical health for? This is a question most students (and young adults) struggle to get a grip on.

UNBSJ Seawolves fought hard battle against STU Tommies

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UNBSJ’s women’s basketball team lost a hard-fought battle at home on Sunday January 26. The final score was 65-40 in favour of the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies. Although the game was lost, the Seawolves did not back down. Starting for UNBSJ were...

OPINION: The coronavirus is a new form of population control

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Lots of misinformation has been spreading about the coronavirus that originated in China. Some of it is conspiracy theory, some of it is fact. Don't believe any headline you see. Here are the current facts, from reputable sources, about the illness.

The stigma around Bell Let’s Talk Day highlights the problem around mental health

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Bell Let’s Talk Day, known since its launch in 2011, is a day to recognize, destigmatize and raise funds for mental health organizations in Canada. As the day comes around each year in January, debates always seem to arise on whether this...

Is customer service a thing of the past?

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Have you recently been to a fast-food restaurant with a self-ordering kiosk? Interestingly enough, some individuals consider it a convenience, while others think that this new piece of technology takes jobs away from others.   (Forbes/Website) The McDonald’s...

Up to our knees in snow

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Major snowstorm hits Newfoundland on January 17. (The Suburban/Website) A major snowstorm hit the Maritimes on January 19, with the greater Saint John area estimated to have received between 15 – 20 centimetres of snow. Visibility reached a low of 0.8 kilometres.  

SEED program changes again

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At a press conference on January 21, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor Trevor Holder stated that the Student Employment Experience Development program (SEED) has undergone changes yet again.  Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Trevor Holder. (CBC/Website)

UNBSJ faculty members partake in calling campaign for prospective students

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On January 15 as a warm welcome to future UNBSJ students, the UNBSJ Deans of Science, Applied Science and Engineering (SASE), Arts, and Business, alongside other faculty members and colleagues, took part in an organized calling campaign for prospective students. This event gave students the opportunity to get familiar with...