Monthly Archives: March 2016

Indigenous studies professor calls for language justice in Canadian schools

Andrea Bear Nicholas says Canadian governments should stop pushing First Nations students out of school by forcing them to study in English or French. The retired Chair of Studies of Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada at St. Thomas University in … Continue reading

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Mt. A. pledges strong focus on indigenous issues next year

The President of Mount Allison has announced that 2016/17 will be a year of “indigenization” at the university with an emphasis on events, speakers and themes that reflect indigenous culture, education and history. “We’re going to direct everything we can, … Continue reading

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Mt A. student reveals linguistic tricks of fast food advertising

A Mount Allison University linguistics student says fast food advertisers routinely use puns and creative word plays in their fierce competition for the loyalty of burger, fries and frosties consumers. In her recent academic essay on “McMarketing,” Lirah Steeves points … Continue reading

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From wooden boxes to plastic cells: Bell’s telephone turns 140

“Mr. Watson come here.” With those imperious words, Alexander Graham Bell ushered in a new communications age, 140-years-ago today. The inventor of the telephone was trying to get his device working on March 10, 1876 with the help of his … Continue reading

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Coalition urges New Brunswick to get moving on pay equity

The Chair of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity says the provincial government is dragging its feet on implementing a wage equity law passed seven years ago, in 2009. Vallie Stearns-Anderson says the law applies to many workers in … Continue reading

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