Category Archives: Mount Allison University

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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Mt. A. prof’s new book takes aim at Canadian complicity in colonialism and dispossession

Many Canadians see Bombardier Inc. as a Quebec company that gave us fun outdoor machines such as Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and muscular all-terrain vehicles. But a new book by a Mount Allison University professor paints a darker picture of … Continue reading

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Mt. A. professors predict PCs will form the next NB government with another election soon

A trio of professors at Mount Allison University addressed a packed lecture hall today in Sackville as they strove to explain what happened in last month’s inconclusive New Brunswick election and what might come next. Politics professor Mario Levesque predicted … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert calls Sackville high-risk area for tick-borne disease

Mount Allison biology professor Vett Lloyd warned Town Council last Tuesday that Sackville is in a high-risk area for ticks that spread illnesses including Lyme disease. “The problem with ticks is not that they’re revolting blood suckers,” Dr. Lloyd said, … Continue reading

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New book will feature 47 ‘amazing people’ of the Tantramar; Helen Beale, George Stanley & others

Stories about the legendary Sackville teacher Helen Beale entertained members of the Tantramar Heritage Trust on Wednesday at the historic Anderson Octagonal House on Queens Road. Helen Beale, the much-loved teacher who imparted English grammar to generations of schoolchildren, is … Continue reading

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Acadian Jean-Paul Boudreau appointed 15th Mt. A. president

It’s official. Jean-Paul Boudreau is the new president of Mount Allison University. “I am thrilled and deeply honoured to be named Mount Allison’s 15th President and Vice- Chancellor,” Boudreau says in a news release posted on the university’s website. “Mount … Continue reading

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Indigenous historian urges scrapping investments in fossil fuels

The campaign to get Mount Allison University to pull its investments from big fossil fuel companies got a boost this week from a Lakota historian who helped lead the fight against an oil pipeline in North Dakota. LaDonna Brave Bull … Continue reading

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