Saturday, December 3, 2022

How the closure of a small island bank left community members stranded

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After months of fighting, residents of the remote island of Grand Manan said goodbye to their only bank on August 24. For most people, the impending closure of a local bank branch means that some community members will have to drive a few extra...

SRC fall 2022 by-election results

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Although there has been an increase in voters, more than 50% of the student body did not vote in the by-fall election. Results The by-elections this fall showcased results as follows, Muhammad Faseeh Khalil as the new International Student Representative with 127 votes in favour, putting...

Weekly Clubs and Societies series: Campus Rec Badminton Club

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The Baron is hosting a weekly series introducing readers to the clubs and societies on campus here at UNB. The Rec Badminton Club aims to create an opportunity for new and experienced players to come together and have fun playing badminton. Club’s activities and events The club...

City of Saint John prepping to implement a four-day work week with extended customer service hours

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The city will be introducing a four-day compressed work week for most municipal employees starting on October 17, 2022. This decision was unanimously voted upon from the Common Council on the evening of September 26, 2022, after a presentation from the City Manager, John...

McKenna Scholars Program is enhanced with generous $300,000 gift from John Khoury

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An incredible opportunity to further support women and Indigenous students studying computer science at UNB has very recently occurred. The McKenna institute released that John Khoury gave a generous gift of 300,000 dollars to support the McKenna Scholars Program at UNB. The John Khoury Scholarships...

Lorenzo Society brings back Indigenous Film Festival Fall 2022

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The film festival will present six films on campus leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. The festival will take place from September 27 to 29, all films will start at 7 p.m. and will be shown on campus in the Ganong...

UNBSRC fall by-elections 2022: what to know

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The Baron recently reached out to all candidates for the UNBSRC fall by-elections. Here is a highlight of those running and how to vote in the upcoming election. The fall by-election campaign of 2022 has started and from September 20 to September 23 candidates...

An innovative meet and greet hosted by the Education Society

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created barriers for many clubs and societies on campus. However, this year many student-led groups are feeling inspired and ready to help their peers mingle in-person. A group that had such desires, is the recently formed Education Society. The Education Society...

Indigenous clothing line now at UNBSJ Campus Store

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Students can now buy from an Indigenous clothing line in the campus store thanks to the first Indigenous representative on campus, Hayden Hovey. Indigenous Clothing Line Hayden Hovey, the first Indigenous Representative on the SRC, brings Indigenous visibility to campus with his clothing line called “Menahqesk”....

OP-ED: UNBSJ students left struggling with the cancellation of the NB-EI Connect Program

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As many university students know, the Government of New Brunswick announced the cancellation of the NB-EI Connect program, without any warning, on June 23. In an email announcing the termination of this program, the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) confirmed they will no longer be...