Learning how to empathize with others is a key aspect of studying history The world is in trouble. Corporations strip-mine the environment, gather record profits, and then underpay their workers. Powerful demagogues use dog-whistle rhetoric to divide us along political, racial, and religious lines. Most pervasively, amidst all this violence, uncertainty, and hatred, we feel […]

Imposing an excise tax on refined sugars could be the solution to Canada’s growing health problems Whether we acknowledge it or not, Canada has a weight problem. Obesity and diabetes (particularly among youth) are on the rise, as are the associated health costs. Perhaps it is time to shift our perception of this issue from […]

Introducing a new weekly column from the Wellness Centre Under the umbrella of the department of student affairs at Mount Allison, SHARE is a service devoted to educating, helping and supporting students who have experienced gender-based violence such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, homophobia, transphobia or intimate partner violence. The SHARE team consists of advisor […]

Chignecto Naturalists’ Club hosted Canadian Wildlife Services’ biologist Peter Thomas to discuss how bird population and migration patterns may change with the environment On Feb. 12, Peter Thomas of Canadian Wildlife Services spoke to the Chignecto Naturalists’ Club as part of Sackville’s climate change week. The talk explained that climate change will affect migration timing, […]

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, the Mount Allison Student Union held elections for the position of MASU president, as well as for three vice-president positions: academic affairs, external affairs and student life. Approximately one-third of students turned out to vote. Emma Miller, a third-year political science student and current VP student life, ran unopposed […]

Student artists exhibit their work, ranging from prints to rugs and everything in between Several student artists exhibited and sold their work last Thursday and Friday at the latest iteration of the Fine Arts Society’s semesterly Show and Sale. “Show and Sales are a great way for students to gain experience with marketing their work […]

Mount Allison residences and academic buildings compete to lower energy consumption The campus climate challenge is on! This annual, inter-university competition takes place from Feb. 4 to 17. Energy consumption is tracked in residences and academic buildings and compared against a baseline of the previous two weeks to see which building can lower its energy […]

The Mount Allison Semester Studies in English program offers specialized English programs for students from Mt. A’s international partners. Mt. A students can volunteer to join the conversation partner program and be assigned a MASSIE student to hang out with once a week. The program is intended to be a casual way for MASSIE students […]