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October 12, 2019, by Patrick Donovan

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) research project RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is asking all UNB alumni and everyone affiliated with UNB to join Fossil-Free UNB: […]

Challenging Mount Allison University’s complicity with the fossil fuel industry: Tina Oh

August 19, 2019, by Abram Lutes

With increasing evidence of the impending climate crisis, there is a growing need in Canada to extricate from the fossil fuel industry. No one knows t ...

Divesting UNB from fossil fuels: a brief history

August 13, 2019, by Abram Lutes

As the effects of climate change become more dramatic, the need for policy changes becomes urgent. Many organizations are under pressure to stop inves ...

“Corporatization” and higher education governance in New Brunswick

July 30, 2019, by Abram Lutes

When Rod Cumberland, a deer scientist and critic of industrial forestry practices, was fired by the Maritime College of Forest Technology, many people ...

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • UNB students protest tuition hike
    April 2, 2018, by Jared Durelle

    Fredericton – About 100 students attended the University of New Brunswick’s Senate meeting on March 27 to show their opposition to a proposed tuition hike. Students say this is not […]

  • UNB Graduate Student Association unimpressed by provincial budget
    February 7, 2018, by Nathan Gullison

    The University of New Brunswick’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) says that the province’s 2018 budget lacks vision and fails to prioritize post-secondary education. Brittany Dixon, president of the GSA, says, “We [&hellip ...

  • Why the decision to remove dons at UNB is part of a bigger problem
    March 4, 2017, by Jon Debly

    Widespread attention is being directed at University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) recent decision to remove residence don positions this coming September. UNB Residence Life (ResLife) is opting instead to employ three full-time […]

  • The sexual assault climate at UNB [audio]
    February 13, 2017, by From the Margins

    This episode features conversations centered around the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Sexual Assault Climate Survey, the general social conditions in which sexual assaults take place, and sexual assault law. […]

  • Fredericton students fight the fees [Video]
    November 17, 2016, by Jon Pedersen

    A short video about Fredericton’s participation in the cross-country day of action for universal access to post-secondary education on November 2. Watch this video and learn more about how students […]

  • STU sociology students on men and masculinities
    April 20, 2016, by NB Media Co-op

    The students of Nathan Thompson, a part-time instructor in sociology at St. Thomas University, put together a media assignment on men and masculinities. “The students demonstrate some real creativity and playfulness with […]

  • Universities and corporations: a misguided merger
    May 28, 2015, by Elizabeth Mancke

    The corporatization of higher education is now front page news. Prolonged strikes at York University and the University of Toronto interrupted classes for a month. Everest College, a for-profit school, […]

  • Universities and the austerity agenda [audio]
    May 17, 2015, by From the Margins

    Robin Vose is the president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and a professor of history at St. Thomas University. Delegates of faculty unions across the country attended […]

  • Student rights and the right to education
    May 15, 2013, by Bob Whitney

    Reflections on tactics and strategy after the Québec Maple Spring “Nothing about us, without us, is for us.” – Slogan of South African students “If you do not have your own […]

  • Bread and roses for Generation Y, books too
    April 2, 2013, by Tracy Glynn and Tomi Gbeleyi

    Fredericton – Canada’s youth today are starting off their adult lives in what has been called an age of falling expectations. Unemployment, underemployment and soaring education costs are making life […]

  • Top brass at NB universities raking in pay raises, perks
    January 26, 2013, by Dave Thomas

    In the fall of 2012 New Brunswick universities were forced to disclose salary information of top administrators for the first time. Although the data provided was vague and incomplete in […]

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    Just the beginning: beyond the Québec Student Strike
    October 14, 2012, by Matthew Brett and Rushdia Mehreen

    While it is difficult to predict the lasting consequences of the 2012 student strike in Québec, a few things are certain. The strike has fostered a climate of dissent and […]

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    Share Our Future – The CLASSE Manifesto
    July 17, 2012, by Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale (CLASSE)

    For months now, all over Quebec, the streets have vibrated to the rhythm of hundreds of thousands of marching feet. What started out as a movement underground, still stiff with […]

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    Why a red square?
    May 29, 2012, by Students for Direct Democracy

    The red square is the symbol of the Quebec student movement. It is a visual pun from the popular saying “being squarely in the red”. What exactly is going on […]

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    Ten points everyone should know about the Quebec student movement
    May 24, 2012, by Andrew Gavin Marshall

    This article was originally published at: The student strikes in Quebec, which began in February and have lasted for three months, involving roughly 175,000 students in the mostly French-speaking […]

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    “Somebody Arrest Me”
    May 22, 2012, by Tim McSorley for the Montreal Media Co-op

    Striking student coalition calls for mass disobedience of new protest laws Montreal – Less than three days after the Quebec provincial government adopted law 78, which imposes strict restrictions on […]

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    Quebec student strike marches into eleventh week
    April 29, 2012, by Tim McSorley for the Montreal Media Co-op

    Fifteen thousand take to Montreal streets as Quebec government plays semantics, blocks negotiations Montreal – It didn’t take long; as always, the consensus among the media came quickly: “Downtown turns […]

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    Red squares sweep Montreal
    April 2, 2012, by Tim McSorley for The Media Co-op/The Dominion

    Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest tuition hikes in QuebecMontreal – On March 22nd, over 250,000 people marched on the streets of Montreal, making it possibly the […]

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    N.B. can learn from Quebec student strike
    March 20, 2012, by Ella Henry

    Quebec has traditionally had the lowest tuition fees in the country and a history of student strikes is, in large part, responsible for those low fees. Now, I know what […]

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    Students want tuition to go down in the next budget
    January 24, 2012, by Sarah Hunt

    Students from St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick addressed Finance Minister Blaine Higgs at the pre-budget consultations in Fredericton on January 24th. Our message: tuition fees must […]

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    Occupying Tuition Teach-In held at St. Thomas University
    January 21, 2012, by Sophie Lavoie

    The teach-ins started during Occupy Fredericton continued on Jan. 17th at Saint Thomas University (STU) with a presentation titled “Occupy Tuition: What Students Can Learn From the Occupy Movement” by […]

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    Political will needed for accessible post-secondary education
    August 16, 2011, by Craig Mazerolle, VP Education of St. Thomas University Students’ Union

    With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, students, like myself, will soon be flooding back to universities across the province. This is always an exciting time […]

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    Political party platforms on post-secondary education
    April 17, 2011, by Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

    The federal election has now reached its mid-way point and all the party platforms have been released. The Canadian Assocation of University Teachers has prepared an overview of what the […]

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    Students at STU are generating momentum
    March 1, 2011, by Luc Walhain

    I know for a fact that STU students have been organising for this sort of protest well before the “virus spread in the Middle East” (as John McCain said on […]