Category Archives: Mount Allison University

Commentary: Issues in Azar case too vital to cloak in secrecy

Note to readers: The following commentary concerns the circumstances surrounding the seven-month suspension without pay of Mount Allison Professor Rima Azar after students complained last year about posts on her personal blog that denied the existence of systemic racism or systemic discrimination in … Continue reading

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Backgrounder: The dismal state of New Brunswick’s right to info law

The town’s refusal to release a consultant’s report on the troubled Sackville Fire Department points to serious shortcomings in New Brunswick’s Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA), according to experts. They add that New Brunswick officials have too much leeway … Continue reading

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Mt. A. professor’s challenge to 7-month unpaid suspension will be heard behind closed doors

A labour arbitration board has decided to exclude journalists and members of the public from hearings into Mount Allison Psychology Professor Rima Azar’s seven month suspension without pay. “The Board met, considered the matter, and decided that the proceedings would … Continue reading

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Expert calls recommendations to raise Fundy dykes ‘disheartening’

A scientist at Mount Allison says he’s disappointed that a $700,000 study has recommended raising dykes to protect the Chignecto Isthmus from flooding without including any nature-based solutions. “It’s a little disheartening to think that we’re going to use 20th … Continue reading

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Rally-goers tell Higgs: ‘Stop messing with our hospital’

About 250 people attended a noon-time rally today to protest against cuts to services at Sackville Memorial Hospital. “We love our hospital and we love our community,” former Hospital Foundation Chair Elaine Smith told the rally. She had what she … Continue reading

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Dozens join CUPE strikers in Sackville to show solidarity & support

Students, faculty and staff from Mount Allison University joined residents from Sackville today at Main and York Streets to support CUPE public-sector workers on the 15th day of their strike. “I thought it was important for as many people in … Continue reading

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Mt. A. Professor Rima Azar banned from university campus during 7-month suspension

A Mount Allison psychology professor says she’s been banned from the university campus until December 1st when her seven-month suspension without pay is scheduled to end. Rima Azar made the disclosure during a lengthy YouTube interview with Jordan Peterson, the … Continue reading

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Free speech advocates question seven month suspension of Mt. A. professor

Two prominent advocates for freedom of expression are questioning why a Mount Allison psychology professor has been suspended without pay for seven months. James Turk, director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University and Toby Mendel of the … Continue reading

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Sackville plans to commemorate 250th anniversary of Yorkshire immigration next year

The town of Sackville has applied for a $55,650 federal grant to fund a series of events next year commemorating the arrival of the first shipload of Yorkshire immigrants in May 1772. Among the 250th anniversary events, the Tantramar Heritage … Continue reading

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Discovery of crashed plane in Rockport woods leads to flurry of excitement

Sackville resident Walter Read made a surprising discovery Sunday as he drove on a logging road with his daughters near his father’s house in Rockport. “When I turned the corner after I got in there a little ways, I said … Continue reading

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Critics question mining magnate’s $5 million gift to Mt. A. Fine Arts

Joan Kuyek, veteran activist, community organizer and mining critic, says she’s not surprised that Canadian gold billionaire Pierre Lassonde would want his name on Mount Allison University’s School of Fine Arts. “The mining industry has had a long history now of … Continue reading

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