The G&E and Canadian studies departments expand their course lists to include several Indigenous-centred classes This spring, the University hired two Indigenous professors to contribute to the further development of Indigenous-focused courses and programming at Mt. A. Dr. Jesse Popp, a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, is a wildlife ecologist who focuses on large mammal […]

The first talk of this year’s Geography and Environment seminar series looks at tracing environmental damage on an ecosytem through the layers of sediment in the closest lake On Wednesday, Dr. Joshua Kurek gave the first talk of the geography and environment department’s new lecture series. Kurek spoke on the legacy of persistent pollutants associated […]

World-renowned environmental activist, broadcaster and scientist visits the Ralph Pickard Bell library to endorse Green party candidate Megan Mitton David Suzuki spoke to a crowd of students and community members who filled the library in support of local Green party candidate Megan Mitton on Friday evening. Suzuki began by explaining that he supports the Green […]

Newly renovated Gairdner and Barclay buildings create new research space for life sciences Since Monday, Mount Allison science faculty have been moving into the newly renovated Gairdner building and will continue to do so until the end of May. The space, which is focused on environmental science, will provide offices and lab space for research […]

The Indigenous celebration organized by Mount Allison’s Indigenous Student Support Group survives a winter storm and garners a large crowd Mount Allison celebrated First Nations and Métis culture with the University’s first Powwow on Thursday, March 22. A Powwow is a gathering of Indigenous Peoples that celebrates cultures and honours traditions. The celebration includes traditional […]

The event will include traditional dances, craftwork and the raising of the Mi’kmaq flag This Thursday, March 22, Mount Allison will host its first powwow. This festival brings together many Indigenous people while celebrating and showcasing Indigenous cultures. “[Powwows are] the gathering of all people,” said Talon Simon, a first-year student and the powwow’s project […]

Population dropping significantly, dams and salmon farming possible factors In the last two decades, Atlantic salmon populations have dropped drastically, and a group of researchers want to know why. The Atlantic Salmon Federation presented the documentary Lost at Sea on March 7. “Wild Atlantic salmon in North America are not doing so well these days,” […]

Truth and ReconciliaACTION film series hosts talk from activist who fought against fracking in NB New Brunswick is free from the threat of fracking, an invasive and environmentally destructive form of natural gas extraction, thanks to a group of local activists. On Friday, March 2, students and members of the Sackville community gathered in the […]

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, […]