The physics professor’s appointment is representative of a larger problem in scientific disciplines As of July 1, 2019, Dr. Catherine Lovekin will be Mount Allison University’s first female professor to be tenured in the physics department. This appointment is frustratingly late, since Mount Allison awarded the first bachelor of science degree to a woman in […]

Low turnout numbers not indicative of a break in Mount Allison tradition It is a rare day that Mount Allison closes due to weather, but it has happened a couple of times this winter. On both occasions, it was due to loss of power rather than simply volume of snow. I took advantage of the […]

Prospective Residence Assistants can expect falling grades, decreased mental health, and constant work Within my first month of university, I decided to become a resident assistant (RA). I made the decision because I had the dream of helping new students feel welcome and cared for at Mount Allison. In retrospect, it was one of the […]

It’s time to talk about mental illness – for real. Bell’s annual Let’s Talk Day (LTD) is widely lauded for the awareness and funds it raises in support of mental illness. According to their website, “Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on four key pillars: fighting the stigma, improving access […]

Values, Virtues and Vocations Over the last couple of years, I have taken to asking students in their graduating year a different kind of question about their future. Instead of the usual “What are you going to be?” I have taken to asking “Who would you like to become?” This past month, I have applied […]

What do you think when you walk through this campus and see the garbage containers outdoors and in the hallways and rooms of the buildings? Are you giving any thought to the items that you drop into the various receptacles? If you have been watching the news recently, you certainly should be. I hear a […]

It’s the responsibility of faculty, staff and students to work towards the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge on campus and in our classrooms In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada published 94 Calls to Action, which addressed many issues involving Indigenous people in Canada and called the federal government to take action in many […]