Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Hundreds of student strikers march on Sackville town hall to demand action on climate change

Hundreds of students in Sackville rallied in the academic quadrangle at Mount Allison University today before marching to town hall to demand that all levels of government take action on climate change. Students from Salem Elementary, Marshview Middle School, Tantramar … Continue reading

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Mt. A. prof not surprised as Stephen Lewis calls out misdeeds of Canadian mining outfits

David Thomas, professor of politics and international relations at Mount Allison University says he’s not surprised at comments made last week by former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. During a speech in Sackville on Tuesday, Lewis accused Canadian mining companies of … Continue reading

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Mt. A. president’s series: Stephen Lewis on Jane Philpott, HIV/AIDs & climate change

A veteran Canadian activist and former United Nations ambassador told an audience at Mount Allison University Tuesday night that the resignation of Jane Philpott from the Trudeau cabinet represents a huge loss. “The country has lost one of the best … Continue reading

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Climate Change Week: Sackville audience hears about the benefits of carbon taxes

Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Megan Mitton says she wishes New Brunswick’s Conservative government would stop wasting taxpayers’ money going to court to fight federal carbon taxes and take action instead to avert the worst effects of climate change. During a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Mt. A. hears about slavery, racism and making Black Lives Matter

About 250 Mount Allison students, professors and university staff listened Thursday night as author Robyn Maynard spoke about how, after more than 400 years, racism still prevails in Canada in spite of the country’s self-image as a beacon of tolerance, diversity, … Continue reading

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‘Out into the world’: New book explores life & photography of Thaddeus Holownia

Well wishers packed Sackville’s Thunder and Lightning pub on December 5 to attend the launch of the new book Lightfield about the life and photography of Thaddeus Holownia. Holownia, who recently retired from teaching in the Mount Allison University Fine Arts … Continue reading

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Mt. A. president noncommittal about shedding investments in Big Oil

Mount Allison students, who are members of the group Divest MTA, continued their four-year campaign Monday to persuade the university to shed its investments in big fossil fuel companies. The students urged Jean-Paul Boudreau, the new Mt. A. president, to … Continue reading

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