Author: m-herriot

Complicating the conversation around dropping enrolment

Mount Allison faculty, staff and administration have been having yearly conversations around the issue of dropping enrolment since numbers started falling in 2012. According to Provost Jeff Ollerhead, the University has a continual goal of having 2,500 students enrolled. This goal has not been reached since enrolment dropped by 93 students (down 3.8 per cent) […]

Students present senate with their concerns about the future of anthropology

The Anthropology Society  asks the University for more updates and transparency in regard to the suspension The senate meeting began with the announcement that neither senate chair Robert Campbell nor vice-chair Jeff Ollerhead were able to attend. Dean of science Amanda Cockshutt was elected temporary chair and senate proceeded as usual. After all regular senate […]

Masuma Khan discusses colonization and activism

Centre for International Studies organizes a public conversation between Khan and Mt. A student Tina Oh To her critics, Masuma Khan says, “I’m just a human being, a person who is fed up – someone’s kid.” As an Afghan-Muslim and racialized woman growing up in Halifax, Khan said she is no stranger to discrimination and […]

What does it mean to be an ally?

Student-organized Feminist Leadership Conference seeks an answer The fourth annual Feminist Leadership Conference took place this past weekend, providing spaces for members of the Mount Allison community to develop and hone their idea of allyship and active feminism. On Saturday morning, student organizer Rebecca Zuk had the first word on allyship: “This is a really […]

Senate touches on Cannabis NB outlet coming to Sackville next school year

President Campbell makes statements on Colten Boushie, new Mi’kmaq flag and marijuana President Campbell opened the university senate meeting on Feb. 13 by stating his support of Universities Canada’s response to the verdict of Colten Boushie’s case. Universities Canada’s statement reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to “fostering a renewed relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in […]

Faculty Council debates student retention

Provost and Academic Affairs bring strategies to improve the student experience to the council At 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, the first Faculty Council meeting of the winter semester began. Shelly Colette, manager of academic support, spoke about a new student success course that will be offered in the winter semesters for first-year students who […]

Provost provides update on decanal structure

The Provost’s office will release a new proposal in the coming weeks based on recent feedback At the Faculty Council meeting on Jan. 30, University Pro vost Jeff Ollerhead addressed the decanal restructuring proposal that sparked significant community discussion last week. “During the second and third weeks of January, I consulted on some ideas. That […]

Sackville United Church hosts Mt. A student at Conversation Café

Activist and second-year student Ashley Rose Cummings invited to be special guest at community Q&A session On the last Sunday of every month, Sackville United Church holds a “Conversation Café” halfway through their 11 a.m. service, inviting a special guest to “help extend the experience of welcome and community” at the parish. This past Sunday, […]

Interdisciplinary Conversation looks at diverse approaches to community action

Doreen Richard, Juan Carlos Martinez and Susie Andrews speak on how their individual academic and personal backgrounds inform their perceptions of conscious ACT/ION On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Canadian studies department hosted an Interdisciplinary Conversation in the Owens Art Gallery foyer on the theme of ACT/ION. Three Mount Allison community members each gave a 10-minute […]

Sackville’s first tattoo parlour opens on York Street

Artist and owner Darin Bavis shares his space with fellow tattoo and fine artist Matt Ursa, handcrafted skateboards and a cycle of local art Following Earth Fine Craft’s closure last October, the small York Street storefront has been reopened as Kraken Ink, a tattoo parlour and flexible artistic space. Owner Darin Bavis has been part […]