Friday, April 3, 2020

Students across Canada gather to remember victims of 1989 Polytechnique shooting

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Students across Canada gathered today for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also marking the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre.  The ten silent witnesses in the Hans W. Klohn Commons at...

New Brunswick Student Alliance Advocacy Week

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The New Brunswick Student Alliance represents more than 12,000 post-secondary students. (NBSA/Wesbite) Earlier this week, the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA) launched its annual Advocacy Week. The NBSA is the largest student organization in the province, representing over...

By-election results in, voter turnout was poor

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The by-election results are in and the turnout was small. Out of almost 2000 registered voters, only 212 ballots were cast. (UNB/EServices) Emma Higdon was voted in as Arts Student Representative by 22 votes. Jinxuan...

Federal candidates debate climate change at UNB

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Some candidates didn't show despite being invited. From left to right: Stuart Jamieson running as an independent, Armand Cormier with the NDP, Wayne Long representing the Liberals, and Ann McAllister for the Greens. (Wolfgang Düchtel/The Baron) The...

United Way campaign is making local issues #UNIGNORABLE

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Each year the University of New Brunswick partners with United Way in Saint John, Kings County, and Charlotte County regions in working towards bettering our community.  United Way invests $3 million per year into the local communities of...

Campus trails to get a makeover

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Have you heard of the trails behind campus? They're beautiful and they're getting a makeover. In the coming weeks, UNBSJ facilities management will begin cutting back the overgrowth to ensure the safety of the trails. (Wolfgang Dütchel/The...

Some students not sure what to do for Remembrance Day

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When we asked students about their Remembrance Day plans, many said that they are not sure what they should be doing to commemorate this memorial day. If you aren't sure how to take part, we've got you covered.

Liberals take first steps in banning conversion therapy

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Prime Minister Trudeau wrote a letter on December 13, 2019, to Canada's attorney general requesting that the Criminal Code of Canada be amended to include conversion therapy, making it illegal in Canada. This is the first concrete step taken by the Liberal...

Liberals win minority in nail-biting election

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Dozens of students came to Colonel Tucker’s, the campus bar, on election night to watch the results of the 2019 federal election unfold. (Katie Herrington/The Baron) We spoke to some students before results came...

Will changes to full-time student status change scholarship eligibility?

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Students taking 3 courses, who are now considered full-time, may not be eligible for certain scholarships. (Unkown author/CurrentAffairs.org) Changes to definition of full-time students The SRC recently released a statement regarding the eligibility...