Sunday, January 19, 2020

Fall Convocation

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Several years of hard work has finally paid off for nearly 170 UNBSJ students this past Friday, Oct. 19, at the 2012 Fall Convocation. The term “convocation” means “calling together,” and this resonated as students, faculty, special guests, and members of the community came...

Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff visits UNBSJ: An honorary degree for an honourable woman

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On the morning of the Fall Convocation, UNBSJ was graced with the presence of Vera Schiff, a Holocaust survivor. Schiff was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926 and was encouraged in her early life to embrace and pursue education. “Education was perceived by my parents...

Situation improving for Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue

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Most people in Saint John have probably heard about the hardships that the Saint John Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Animal Rescue has recently been facing. Fortunately, with the out pouring of support from the Saint John and surrounding communities,...

It’s good to be lucky and lucky to be good: Free poker tournament for UNBSJ students

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UNBSJ held its first Texas Hold 'em poker tournament with $700 in cash prizes available. The tournament, held on Sept. 28, saw fewer players than expected. Approximately 16 people came out to Colonel Tuckers bar to play for a chance at one of the three...

Local church tries something new to draw in members

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For the UNBSJ students who travel to school on Sandy Point Road every day, there have been some curious signs along their route. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saint John (UUCSJ), whose congregation has hovered around 50 members since the mid 90s, is trying something...

UNB students rolled up their sleeves to give the gift of life

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On Friday, Sept. 28, Canadian Blood Services brought their mobile blood unit to UNBSJ for the second annual blood drive. Students came out in groups and were lined up outside of the gym doors waiting to give. Samantha Tinker, a UNBSJ student and organizer of...

A month of moustache madness: Gear up and grow out for Movember

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It's that time of year again MoBros and MoSistas. Time to trade in that clean shaven face for a moustache mantel perched on your upper lip in support of prostate cancer awareness. Men and women alike from all over the world have been registering at...

Midterm and exam anxiety: How to keep your calm and your hair when the big tests roll around

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When it comes to school-year anxieties and overwhelmed students, Leigh-Ellen Thomas has seen it all. Now that midterms are in full-swing and exams are looming in the distance, stress is on the rise, which means more students are seeking help to ease their minds....

Get to know your SRC: Jon Cogger

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Jon Cogger is a third year student who has been on the UNBSJ Students’ Representative Council (SRC) for two years now. This History and Political Science major sits on the SRC as the Arts representative; he is also a member of the senate and...

Student Party Night a small success: celebrating Alexander Keith’s birthday country style

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Alexander Keith’s birthday was celebrated at UNBSJ in a big way on Friday, Oct. 5. To kick off the festivities, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) hosted a breakfast at Colonel Tuckers where students could get a great meal for just two dollars a plate....