Faculty and students have six-year history of collecting data for public access and benefit Six years ago, Mount Allison biology professor Vett Lloyd realized how little was known about ticks and the diseases they carry after she was bitten by a tick. Lloyd started a summer research project about ticks in New Brunswick, and since […]

Banji Sayid speaks to students about overcoming obstacles on his personal educational journey Unfamiliar stories offer new perspectives to the familiar topic of education. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Banji Sayid, a young Ugandan lawyer and executive member of the Commonwealth Students’ Association, offered passionate personal insight on the value of education to the Mount Allison […]

Local organization lobbying for updated facilities and programs in Sackville’s public schools Outdated public schools in Sackville may be a threat to the community’s reputation as a learning community. Sackville Schools 2020 is a group of community members who are working to prevent this by bringing 21st-century education to Salem Elementary, Marshview Middle School and […]

Sackville festivals and trusts make their case for why town council should fund them this year Limited funds may mean tough choices for the Sackville town council in the upcoming year. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the town council listened to suggestions from the public about where they should prioritize funding in the 2018 budget. The […]

Issues of accessibility and diversity discussed at Presently Engaged: Social Sciences Roundtable This week at Mount Allison, experts in the field of disability engaged students in a conversation about accessibility. The conversation was hosted on Oct. 20 at the University’s second annual Presently Engaged: Social Sciences Discussions. The roundtable hosts social scientists with backgrounds in […]

This Saturday, Oct. 28, will be the last time this year the Sackville farmer’s market can be found at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. The market will be moving to their new indoor location, the Sackville Commons and Coworking space, for the upcoming winter months. As of Nov. 4, the market vendors will be located […]

Building Indigenous spaces provides essential educational pathways toward reconciliation This past weekend, Mount Allison students and local elders built an Indigenous longhouse in the academic quad to visually represent reconciliation. Part of Decolonizing Methodologies, a third-year sociology course taught by Prof. Chris George, this event provided an opportunity for the students to learn Indigenous teachings […]

Students attend series of workshops and lectures to improve job-seeking skills Students were given the chance to glimpse into the mind of a hiring committee last week. From Oct. 2 to 5, the annual Career Week took place to help students locate employment opportunities. The program is offered by Mt. A career services and is […]

Chancellor returns for a weekend on reconciliation The Mansbridge Summit is an annual opportunity for the Mount Allison community to discuss current topics of importance and interest with Chancellor Peter Mansbridge and invited guests. This year was the final summit, and marked the end of Mansbridge’s term as chancellor of Mt. A. The summit, which […]