Mature students at Mount Allison face a unique set of challenges during their time here at university. Mature students are defined as students over the age of 22 upon application, with fewer than 18 transferrable credits from another post-secondary institution. Many are first-generation university students from low-income backgrounds who have taken time off after high […]

Last year, during a particularly vitriolic class discussion about Canadian social welfare policy, a classmate told me that Canada should sever P.E.I. from the rest of the country because we are “too poor” to make any meaningful contributions. He said it in a joking manner and probably didn’t realize that I grew up in a […]

Many students at Mount Allison have expressed frustration with the delayed opening of the online campus bookstore as a result of renovations to the physical store. Michelle Strain, director of administrative services, explained in an email that during renovations, new shipments of books were stored offsite. Without access to the shipments’ packing slips, the bookstore […]

As first semester comes to a close, many students are beginning to budget for their second-semester textbooks. On top of student fees, housing and one of the highest tuition rates in the Maritimes, textbooks can be a financial burden on students, especially those relying on student loans and financial aid. According to the Financial Consumer […]

Fifty-one students from the Mount Allison community participated in a campus Model UN conference this past weekend. Model UN is a global governance simulation based on the structure of the United Nations. Delegates are assigned committees and states to represent and specific topics to research. At conferences, students representing their assigned state or leader negotiate […]

Mount Allison’s department of Student Affairs has implemented a new mental health strategy. As a result, several new initiatives and services have been introduced to campus. These include the addition of a part-time psychiatrist, mental health first-aid training for more residence staff, the appointment of a new mental health educator and a new mental health […]

​On Oct. 24, residents of Sackville began the transition to a new three-stream waste management procedure from the current wet/dry system. Eco360, a regional waste management commission, will implement the new system throughout southeast New Brunswick. This new method will require residents to sort trash into three categories: organics, waste and recyclables. Many students and […]

Jack Saddleback explored identity and belonging in a presentation hosted on campus. His lecture captivated students and faculty alike while discussing topics that have rarely been addressed publicly at Mount Allison. Saddleback identifies as a proud two-spirit, transgender gay man from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, AB. In 2015, Saddleback, a sociology student at […]

Leadership, sustainability and free food were all ingredients incorporated into Sackville’s latest Lettuce Eat community meal. Lettuce Eat is an initiative led by Mount Allison-based sustainability group Eco-Action. At each meal, students and community members are invited to stop by the Manning Room in the basement of the campus chapel for a free vegetarian or […]

Last Thursday marked the official opening of the Mawiti’mkw (a space where we can gather) on the Mount Allison campus, which resides on unceded Mi’kmaq territory. The opening was preceded by the raising of the Mi’kmaq flag and was followed by a dedication and community feast. Located in room 130 of the Wallace McCain Student […]