Thursday, February 20, 2020

SRC profile: Brittany Geno

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Are you in Science, Health Sciences, Nursing or Engineering? Are you wondering who to approach about academic issues? Well, Brittany Geno is your girl and she just so happens to be this week’s SRC profile! So take a look, find out what she does,...

Voting turnout in Oct. 1 by-election was very low compared to the number of eligible voters

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Out of the 2,629 people eligible to vote in the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) by-elections on the week of Oct. 1, only 317 of them actually cast their ballots. That is a 12.1 per cent turnout. Though this may come as a shock to...

Campus Questions: UNBSJ’s online crowdsourcing solution

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Students who find themselves with questions after hours, or who can’t seem to gather the nerve to ask an expert for help can now rest easy. The solution: “Campus Questions,” (Ask) is a crowdsourcing website that acts as an information hub where students can...

Let’s Talk Science: Engaging kids in learning

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In a world run by texting and social networking, engaging kids in the exciting world of science is quite the challenge. Those up for the challenge, the award-winning science outreach organization, Let's Talk Science (LTS), is connecting UNBSJ students to kids throughout the greater Saint...

Who’s watching you? How to be aware of your online presence

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In a world where image is everything, more and more employers are looking at social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to get the low-down on potential employees. On Oct. 17, Heather Campbell, Communications Officer at UNBSJ provided an informative session on...

The Philosophy Society, or “Hell is other students”

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Every university has a plethora of extra-curricular clubs and societies; of course UNBSJ falls in line with that motif. No matter a student’s interest, from math to multi-cultural, there is more likely than not a representative gathering. If there is not already a society...

Getting to know your SRC: Carly Schofield

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Every student has a set of priorities and between essays, exams and the everyday struggle to survive these obstacles, there are the few who expand their load in an effort to represent student interests. The executive officers of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) coordinate...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: not just the “winter blues”

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With winter right around the corner, some students might be feeling a bit more blue than normal. Have you ever felt down in the dumps in the winter without really knowing why? Perhaps you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, a mental health diagnosis triggered by...

Local writers showcased at city’s second Writers Night

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Local writers were given the chance to showcase their talents by reading their creative works at the city’s second Writers Night. Hilary Smith organized the event hosted by the InterAction Children’s Theatre. The gathering catered to about a dozen spectators to poetry, short stories and...

What’s up in the lab?: Chris Martyniuk’s research on aquatic toxicology

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There is a lot of exciting research going on at UNBSJ, some of which is happening with Chris Martyniuk, doctor of biology in his lab. Martyniuk, focusing on Neuroendocrinology, is a professor in the biology department at UNBSJ. He teaches genetics, molecular ecology and endocrinology....