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Transit strike looms, city prepares Transit employees in the city voted 73 per cent against the city’s final offer in contract negotiations. Bus drivers in Fredericton are paid 2.44 dollars less than their peers in Moncton, and 4 dollar per hour less than drivers in Saint John. Ralph McBride, the national representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees representing transit workers, said they are fighting for health benefits as well. He said drivers have what they call a benefit spending account. This means full time drivers can choose the health care packages they want to buy. McBride says that the relay staff is looking for that too. “We are trying to increase wages for the operators so they are not paying out of their pockets for their benefits,” he said. Zach Atkinson, the booking agent at the Capital Complex, said that transportation is directly affecting

his business and that it is a bigger issue than life downtown. “It will be a huge delay on life,” Atkinson said. Atkinson said that not everyone can afford for a cab income for everyday transportation. People then will prefer not to come out because it will change how they deal with their day. “It is about getting home safe, and now they can’t.” Even with the limited time hours of the bus service, cabs sometimes deny their services based on the number of people they can take in and the location they need to go. “The weather is not always safe now, we hope there are enough cabs to take people,” said Atkinson. Students who rely on the bus service to go to school will have to find different alternatives to get there in case of a strike during the semester. The UNBSU SafeRide service was already bringing on additional drivers before the strike vote was taken. In addition, there are around 90 cabs for the almost 60,000 citizens

in the city and cab companies can’t make drivers work more than the 12 hour shift they have. A ndrew Vissers, a third year student in computer science is one student who would be affected by a bus strike. “I’d have to walk in the cold and get up much earlier than I do, and add 20 minutes to my commute,” he said. Moncton experienced a bus strike in April 1, 2012. Codiac Transit locked out its drivers for 5 months before an agreement was reached. Codiac transit agreed to a fouryear plan set to increase wages 6.25 per cent and provide health and dental care. Therebis no indication of the date when the strike might take place. The Bus Union is bound by law to give a 24 hour notice before it takes place. Moreover, the Bus Union is not worried about a lockout. McBride says that the employers had the ability to have a lock out since Dec. 20. “They have not done that yet so I

Transit negotiations impact students and local busineses. Brad Parker/ The Brunswickan

am not concerned about that at this point,” he said. If there is an action taken by

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either part of the conflict, citizens in Fredericton would expect a total shut down of the transit system in the city.


Camila Vergara Staff Reporter

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Letf to right: Lucia O’Sullivan, Charlene Belu, co-research coordinators on the project. Sean Mcullum/ The Brunswickan

Lack of participation in sexual assault survey delaying policy formation Sean McCullum Multimedia Editor

The UNB sexual assault survey has yet to hit its student participation target despite repeated promotional attempts spanning 15 weeks. The survey was first circulated in October of 2015. Since its launch, the survey has received less than 600 respondents, leaving researchers wondering why students aren’t filling out the survey. Information from the research will be used to help develop and support UNB’s pending sexual assault policy. Without the minimum response level of 800 participants, the survey can’t be used to support the future policy. Lucia O’Sullivan is the Canadian research chair in adolescents and sexual behaviour and is a psychology professor at UNB. O’Sullivan has been working with Charlene Belu, doctoral candidate at UNB, as co-research coordin-

A 2012 survey of undergraduate student sexual health services was filled out 1177 within four weeks. The 2012 “UNB survey of student alcohol use,” received 2165 respondents in three weeks.

The national college health survey hit the 700 mark within two weeks back in 2013. ators on this project. “Our major concern is that students simply don’t care enough to make the effort,” said O’Sullivan. “We were hoping to get a broad survey of a representative sample and all sorts of opinions, attitudes and experiences relating to this topic.” O’Sullivan and Belu said it has taken an unusually long time to gather survey respondents. “Our original goal was 2000,” sa id Belu. That ta rget qu ick ly dropped to 1000 after lackluster results within the first two weeks of the survey’s release. “It was surprisingly slow because we only got 50 respondents in that two week period,” said Belu. “We thought it had gone straight to spam, we were convinced, but it hadn’t. That’s the heartbreak,” said O’Sullivan The researchers said that, when compared to other UNB surveys conducted in a similar fashion, the

response rate of this survey is low and taking significantly longer than predicted. “800 is our wish at this point,” said O’Sullivan. “In the past that’s something we’ve been able to do in almost a week or so.” The sexual assault survey has now been in circulation for 15 weeks and have been mass-emailed to a l l U N B st udent s mu lt iple times, featured in the UNB e-news, the UNB Graduate Association newsletter and has been promoted on social media. The survey looks to take UNB student experiences, attitudes and opinions around sexual assault, coercion and violence to gauge what is called “the sexual climate.” Belu and O’Sullivan will continue to promote the survey until at least 10 per cent of the Fredericton campus enrollment have responded. “10 per cent is in the low range of what we consider acceptable,” said O’Sullivan. “We want a representative sample… For the survey to be meaningful to policy development, we need that 10 per cent.” According to the researchers, mass email has been effective in past. The sexual assault sur vey trickles in around 50 respondents every mass email. “It’s very hard to pinpoint the issue,” said O’Sullivan. “Are they swamped with surveys and emails

and requests for their time? Very likely. Is it that topic? Possibly.” The survey takes between 15-30 minutes to complete. Belu said some students may not be filling the survey out because of the time it requires to be completed. “A nother barrier for people would be their own personal experiences and whether or not this is something that they feel comfortable filling out at this point in time.” The survey creators also worry that UNB students may be oversurveyed. “The fact that all UNB emails are automatically deleted by some people says something,” said Belu. “Regardless of people’s

experience or whether or not they want the policy in place, we are trying getting a sense of how students feel about these crimes on campus” Belu said that the policy developers have no way of knowing i f st udent s k now about U N B services, have used the services or if the services are effective unless students share their experiences and attitudes. “If you think about modifying the policy, if we try to argue for more services or different kinds of services, we need to have a reason. Without the evidence that, you would have a hard time justifying student needs.”

Students are encouraged to participate in the survey at https://survey.psyc.unb. ca/UNBsexclimate.aspx


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Students warming up to winter parking policy

Joel Arsenault The Brunswickan

UNB security and traffic implemented new winter parking rules last year to allow for better snow removal on campus. Brad Parker / The Brunswickan

Students who drive to campus this winter face stricter rules regarding their parking practices. The rules were implemented after last winter to allow for better snow removal across campus. “The real issue was the constant parking along Bailey Drive and Mackay Drive from students in residence,” said UNB director of security and traffic Bruce Rogerson. “With those narrow streets, the plow’s wide blade was causing damages to school property and students’ cars.” Under the new policy, notifications are sent by email to move vehicles to by 12 a.m. The locations on campus that are designated as winter parking lots are the BMO Centre parking lot, sub lots beside Lady Dunn, Joy Kidd and Tibbits residences, the lot behind Head Hall and the one behind the McLeod residence on Montgomery Street. “At first the rule really irritated me and I wasn’t happy about having to move my car further away from the residence,” said student Kendra Wasson. “But it really has made a huge difference in the condition of the parking lots and makes it much safer for students.” With new stricter rules set in place, the main problems of winter parking are people who disregard the rules and leave their cars in residence parking. UNB traffic rules state that the specified fine for obstructing snow removal is $30, but with a continual disregard, it may result in the car being towed. Wasson said that security and traffic don’t always follow through on the

penalties. “It is extremely annoying, and even one car being left in the parking lot makes it more difficult for the plows to go through, resulting in the parking lot not being cleared as well,” said Wasson “I think that could be easily fixed if they actually followed through on the listed penalties for not moving your car.” “Students park sporadically in each of the designated lots which really makes it an inconvenience, not only for them, but for others,” said Rogerson. “We try to contact the owner of the car first, asking them to move it; but if worse comes to worst we will have to have the car towed, which isn’t something I am happy doing.” After every storm there seems to be cars that have been plowed in, in lots across campus. With a three foot wall of snow surrounding the car, some students leave their cars there for many hours or even days at a time. Those who do not move their cars from after the main parking has been plowed leave large sections of snow behind for others to deal with. “Overall our main goal is to get the snow moved quickly and efficiently,” said Rogerson. “We want campus to be open at 8 o’clock and students to be on time for their classes; but with disregard to moving the cars, it makes the job harder.” Once there is a snow storm on the way, cars should be moved to storm parking and after residence parking has been cleared, the cars are to be moved back to residence parking. If this system is followed consistently, it will result in providing snow removal workers with an easier job and helping off campus students get to class safely and on time.

Graduate students workers to vote on UNB bargaining offer Alex Corbett News Editor The Union of Graduate Student Workers [UGSW] announced last week that it conducting a strike vote in mid February. The vote does not determine whether they go to strike, but whether or not the graduate students will accept the terms offered to them by the university. UGSW executive president Joe Blades announced Friday, Jan. 22 on the union website and Facebook page that the union will be taking the vote. “If UGSW members vote to not accept the employer’s f inal offer, it still does not mean a strike. We cannot make that decision, or take that act ion, unless the [Public Service A lliance of Canada]’s national president makes a decision that we can strike,” said Blades. The union, which represents g raduate st udent employees, including graduate teaching assi st a nt s [G TA s] a nd g r adu ate research assistants [GR A s], has been in negotiations with UNB admin since spring 2013 when t hei r col lect ive ag reement expired. The UGSW is a local member of the Public Service A lliance of Ca nada [PSAC], a nat ionw ide

collective of union. The UGSW would need their approval before moving to an actual strike. P S AC w i l l b e co ord i n at i ng the February vote. According to Blades’ post, the vote will determine whether the UGSW accepts or rejects their employer’s f inal offer. An acceptance would result in a Collective Agreement signed by the union, while a rejection would move the process on to mediation and more negotiations. “I want to be very clear that this Strike Vote does not mean that our membership is voting to go on strike,” Blades said. “We are a long way from that. We would rather get a good Collec t ive A g reement. We wou ld rat her cont i nue ou r academ ic s t ud ie s a nd g r adu ate s t udent worker employment than be on a picket line.” Sonya Gilks, director of commun icat ions for t he un iversit y stated that “As always, the university team is entering these meetings with the goal of reaching a fair and reasonable agreement.” The UGSW is one of four union represent i ng employees of t he university. PSAC is also represents the Professional and Technical Staff Union, who have since 2013

The Union of Graduate Student Workers announced a strike vote last Friday. Kyle Lamkin / The Brunswickan

yet to come to their first collective agreement. The AUNBT’s collective agreement with the university expires in June. Both sides are making

prepa rat ions for negot iat ions. CUPE Local 3339, representing UNBSJ’s support staff, also has an agreement that expires in June. Unifor L oca l 4505’s collect-

ive agreement expired last year. Negotiations are currently under way. Updates on this story will be posted on


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Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey meets with students to discuss federal budget Alex Corbett News Editor Local MP Matt DeCourcey met with students last week to discuss t he upcom i ng federa l budget. In attendance were members of the UNBSU, Union of Graduate Student Workers, STUSU as well as individual students from both campuses. The meeting comes as a follow up to the federal f inance minister Bill Morneau’s video conference with student representatives from across t he cou nt r y. The workshop-like atmosphere encouraged students to brainstorm ideas and concerns facing students. Many students identif ied student debt, employ ment a nd investments in education as key concerns. A lec Boudreau is a UNB student who attended the conference. “Top of mind for ma ny students right now is whether they’ll

Matt DeCourcey explains the federal government’s budget priorities to students. Alex Corbett /The Brunswickan

UNBriefs: TB case likely noncontagious; enrollment drops nearly 20% since 2005 TB Student Update

dent Health Centre at 506-4534837, or Public Hea lt h’s communicable diseases off ice during working hours at 506-444-5905.

There’s benn conf lict ing reports about whether or not the Un iversit y of New Br u n s w ick community has been exposed to tuberculosis. The UNB student c u r rent ly receiv i ng t reat ment for T B h a s b e en re p or te d to b e cont a g iou s for ab out t wo months, around mid-November, accord i ng to a n ema i l sent to CBC by Dr. Yves Leger. Leger, the medical off icer of health for the eastern region, said Public Hea lt h of f icia ls a re fol low i ng up w it h a nyone who wa s i n contact w it h t he student, who had been located in residence. U N B’s New sroom, a s wel l a s St. Thomas University off icials have reported to students that an infect ious disease specialist in Moncton who consulted with Public Health, does not believe the student was ever contagious. As a precaution, Public Health will continue with its investigation. TB is a disease caused by bacteria spread from person to person through air contact such as coughing, sneezing, or even talking from an infected person. TB can affect the lungs, as well as the brain, kidneys, lymph nodes and spine and if left untreated, may result in death. Those conc e r n e d c a n c o n t a c t Te l e c a r e (811), U N B Fredericton’s Stu-

Public Infor mation S e s sion about the Syrian War on Tuesday A public informat ion session will be tak ing place at the Wu Conference Centre this Tuesday to educate the public about the Syrian War and the Islamic State. T he e vent i s c u r r ent l y b e i ng organized by Dr. Cindy Brown from the U NB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. The centre is working with t he Mu lt ic u lt u ra l A s sociat ion of Fredericton to help refugees currently in or incoming to the community. The speakers in attendance will include Dr. David Charters, Captain Leonard Kevin S t i e v a . D r. C h a r t e r s w i l l b e speaking about ISIS, the Syrian civil war and Syrian culture. As one of C a nada’s foremost authorities on modern warfare, he will be able to answer questions concern i ng ter ror ism, cou nter i ng ter ror i sm , i ntel l igence and insurgency. Captain Stieva will be addressing the cultural demographics of t he incoming Sy r ia n popu lat ion. He is cu rrently in his eighth year serving as chaplain and currently posted in Gagetown. There will also be a quest ion a nd a ns wer per iod following the talk. The session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Wu Conference

Stephanie Sirois Staff Reporter

be able to get a job after they graduate, and whether that job will help them to pay down their debt,” Boudreau said. “From t hat perspect ive, I think students’ budget priorities should be on init iat ives which e n s u r e t hem ac c e s s to s t a ble employment in their f ield, and which reduce their debt load.” Students also highlighted interest in tech n ica l innovat ion, particularly green energy initiat ives such as t ida l power, t hat New Brunswick might take advantage of. “It creates dialogue bet ween our MP and students, and gives us a glimpse into t he polit ical process. It also equips Mr. Decou rcey to go back to Ottawa being able to concretely say what his constituents want to see from t hei r gover n ment ,” Boud reau said. The budget itself is expected to be presented sometime in April.

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Centre on the UNB campus at 6 Duff ie Drive. Number of students enrolled at UNB continues to fall According to a R ight to Information form received by Brunswickan staff, the Universit y of New Br u n s w ick’s fa l l st udent enrollment from 2014 to 2015 has dropped by 3 per cent. A s r e p o r te d b y t he B r u n s wickan in Sept. Of 2015, UNB a n nou nce d a com m it ment to spend $5 m i l l ion as pa r t of a marketing campaign. This marketing campaign is to include a rebra nd i ng t hat took place i n Sept. 2015. “W hy U NB?” also pla ns to receive feedback a nd research from current students to apply to the campaign. Potential students in Ontario, particularly Ottawa and Toronto will be targeted. 10,000 people were tested for feedback on this campaign. UNB’s Board of Governors may decide to invest a f urt her $30 million within eight years in the ma rket i ng ca mpa ig n a f ter t he initial $5 million. In December o f 2 015 , t h e U N B B o a r d o f Governors approved addit ional f unding for 10 new market ing positions for the “W hy UNB?” campaign. These position costs are included in the projected $5 million already approved. Total fall student enrollment at UNB since 2005 has dropped by 19 per cent.

email for details Corrections In Issue 15 of the Brunswickan, Shawn Goff’s p. 5 story on UNB’s marketing campaign featured a picture of a Star Wars/UNB shirt on sale at the bookstore. The University Bookstore is not affiliated with UNB and the Star Wars/UNB merchandise is sold independently of the university. In Issue 16, p. 4, a story titled “UNB replaces CO-ED washroom signs with gender neutral option” was attributed to Shawn Goff. The story was in fact written by Rowan Miller.

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A New Plan for Salmon DIVE IN

All words, no action Remember last fall when all the students at UNB got angry because the university hadn’t implemented a sexua l assau lt policy yet? Remember when the same students thought their university wasn’t doing enough about sexual assau lt on ca mpus? R emember how UNB asked those students for feedback about sexual assault on campus and no one answered? You should remember because I’m referring to you. While it’s true that UNB did not live up to last January’s optimistic proposal that the policy would be out “as soon as possible,” the university, under the guidance of R ice Fuller, has been work ing towards a comprehensive, stand-alone sexual assault policy since last year. As part of this process, a survey was sent out to students in October to get feedback about their experiences with sexual violence and knowledge about the topic in general. This survey was made accessible to students in multiple ways, including a number of massemails, social media and U N B e-news. Fifteen weeks have passed and

the number of respondents has yet to hit the 600 mark, despite the original goal of 2000 participants. The survey needs at least 800 participants in order to be used in the development of the sexual assault policy. If students cared as much as they claimed to, they sure aren’t proving it. Surveying UNB students isn’t u ncommon, a nd U N B su r veys have been successful in the past. Back in 2012, 2,165 students responded to a survey about alcohol use. It took only three weeks to reach that amount. Clearly alcohol consumption is more important to U NB students than the safety of their peers. The sexual violence survey was created to help in the development of the sexual assault policy. The low number of respondents is hindering this process and, at this point in time, UNB is still without a stand-alone policy on sexual assault. Maybe students were outraged that it was taking so long before – but whose fault is it now? Emma McPhee is the Editor-inChief of the Brunswickan

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Michelle LaVery There are a lot of reasons to visit Fundy National Park – I happen to be a fan of the hiking. My favourite trail winds along the Upper Salmon R iver for 18 km. It’s a trail that forces you to get personal with the river during two icy-cold river crossings, but it’s also a hypocritical trail – look around during those chilly river crossings and you won’t spot any salmon. That’s because Atlantic salmon have been all but extinct in the Upper Salmon River – until now. Wind the clock back; during the final throes of the inner Bay of Fundy salmon population, a group of forward-thinking biologists began the Live Gene Bank program – taking returning adult fish into captivity in order to preserve the unique genetic makeup of the population. They’ve maintained the inner Bay of Fundy genetic line at the Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility ever since, in the attempts to re-stock the rivers in their natural range with their offspring. It turns out, we can put as many fish into a river as we want – but as long as they’re initially raised in human captivity, the stocked fish don’t really stand a chance. In 2008, Corey Clarke was hard at work figuring out this stocking problem. He found that the younger we can put salmon in the river, the better the chance of

them returning to spawn as adults. Working with Parks Canada and Memorial University, Corey completed his Masters and got inspired. Corey and Parks Canada began a pilot project to put his findings to the test, releasing a couple hundred inner Bay of Funday adults into one of their native breeding grounds, the Upper Salmon River. If they could get adult fish to spawn in the river, they would have accomplished the ultimate form of stocking; where the stocked fish would literally be at their youngest – that is, they would be embryos. Corey’s predictions were correct. In 2012, after tracking that cohort of embryonic pioneers to adulthood, they observed the largest number of returning adult salmon in 20 years. But what if you put more inner Bay of Fundy adults in the river to spawn? What happens then? In an unprecedented collaboration between Parks Canada, UNB, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Fort Folly First Nation, the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, and the Island of Grand Manan, we’re going to find out the answer. This past fall, 400 adult salmon were released into the Upper Salmon River. Next year, 1500 will be released. In the meantime, as cohorts of inner Bay of Fundy salmon mature, they’ll be caught during their migration out of the river to their ocean feeding grounds. In a VIP sea cage – provided by Cooke Aquaculture – they’ll be fed a gourmet, conservation-specific diet in the world’s first-ever conservation-only aquaculture site, off the coast of Grand Manan. Once adults, they’ll be released back into the river. However, restoring the population isn’t just great for salmon – a

lot happens to the ecosystem when huge numbers of fish are brought back from the grave. Kurt Samways, a soon-to-be postdoctoral fellow with Fundy National Park, is putting his own findings from his PhD at UNB to the test. When salmon return from their ocean feeding grounds to spawn, they bring a wave of nutrients to the ecosystem (in the form of their wastes, deposited eggs, and fatalities along the migration route). In response, algae grow and river bugs get a buffet dinner – increasing the productivity and health of the ecosystem as a whole. Kurt has the unique opportunity to observe this ecosystem-wide change along the entire Upper Salmon River, in response to the restoration of the inner Bay of Fundy salmon population over the course of only a few years. He’ll be tracking salmon movements and spawning success, as well as the algal and invertebrate communities as they react to the nutrient surge. Corey and Kurt are living the dream – applying their graduate work to a real-life problem, in a real-life river. If this innovative team can successfully resurrect a naturally returning adult salmon population, we will have an invaluable new technique for restoring salmon populations worldwide. And the best part? I’ve be able to hike along the Upper Salmon River with Corey and Kurt, and see the flash of a salmon as we cross the frigid river. Twice. For more information about salmon restoration in Fundy National Park, stay tuned in spring for the TV series “Striking Balance”, in which the project will be featured. Stay curious! I’ll be back in February with another fishy story – aren’t you excited? ><(((°>


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on What’s YOUR s week? i h t d n i m

What is your worst cab experience ?

Marissa Bolger

Tony Kelly

Alexa MacDonald

Cab driver kept looking back at me to make sure I had my seatbelt on, and then went fast and furious on us.

We kept hearing $50, but it ended up being $15.

I wish I did, but I don’t take cabs too often now.

I fractured my skull in a cab. [Care to comment further?] Nope.

Marcel Brown

Yazmin Imough

Kaylee James

Laura Arsenault-Perera

Matt Branton

Buddy puked in his lap, driver tried to kick us out, and argued with her for 5 minutes before she drove us the rest of the way downtown.

I once got in a party cab with strobe lights.

The drive once felt he needed to tell me his whole life story.

In Singapore I sang along to ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ with the driver.

A female driver asked me if she looked like a whore at 2a.m.

Cale Surins

Logan Sharpe

I was liquored and ask for my friends purse, puked in it and gave I back.

A robot from the annual UNB robotics competition held on Jan. 24. For more on this story, check out page 16. Bradley Parker/ The Brunswickan

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Shivering Songs took over Fredericton last week. One of the biggest names to perform was Joel Plaskett and his father, Bill, who played at Wilmot United Church on Jan. 23. Bradley Parker/ The Brunswickan

Joel and Bill Plaskett deliver a highlight of Shivering Songs Rob Trites Sports Editor Joel Plaskett was in town for the annual Shivering Songs festival and teamed up with his father Bill to play a sold-out acoustic gig at the Wilmot United church last Saturday night, Jan. 23. The father-son duo that commonly play shows together, opened the performance with beautiful harmonies, overlapping their vocals to create haunting melodies that rang through the vaulted cathedral church. Joel played all his hits but mixed in some classic folk songs in what seemed

to be a rather impromptu set-list as the duo bantered back and forth. As Joel often does, he told the crowd the story of where the inspiration for “I love This Town” came from. During the explanation he caught himself using an expletive that starts with the letter F. “I’m telling the story, I’ll swear in church if I want,” he joked. He had the crowd laughing all night and for one song he pulled out a Casio keyboard with a pre-recorded percussion beat on it and emulated a kid he saw rapping in downtown Dartmouth. He eventually used the electric keyboard to play a rendition of

Shivering Songs took place at numerous locations throughout Fredericton last weekend. Bradley Parker/ The Brunswickan

his song “Rewind, Rewind, Rewind.” At one point, Joel gave up the stage to father Bill who also displayed storytelling ability and sang a coming of age song he wrote about living in England. It became clear where Joel received his musical gifts as Bill dove into his song, masterfully moving his fingers up and down the frets and passionately delivering the words he had crafted years ago. Jen Grant, who played the opening set for the headline show, joined Joel on stage and turned Plaskett’s classic “Nowhere With You” into a duet. At the end of the show, the church

pews emptied as the two received a standing ovation and were forced to come back out to give the crowd an encore before they ventured back out into the shivering cold. Along with thanking the crowd, Joel sang the praises of Shivering Songs and the city of Fredericton. It is likely Fredericton will be seeing much more of Plaskett in the coming years. The Halifax native has locked down his Maritime roots, as he has become an extreme advocate for local entrepreneurship and has taken on many of his own projects. Last October he opened the New

Scotland Yard Emporium next to his Dartmouth recording studio. The Café, salon and record shop was created in hope to stir up local business in downtown Dartmouth and to promote the Maritime music scene. Developing this community is important not only for the local scene but for Joel as well as he won’t have to rely as heavily on revenue from touring. “I’m not going to stop performing but now it doesn’t have to be the sole form of my livelihood,” said Plaskett in a recent interview with The Coast. “I can pick and choose what I want to do while being closer to home.”


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Art Battle brings out the competitive side of artists Katie Kim The Brunswickan Fre der ic ton a re a p a i nter s a re turning away from the traditional style of painting at the end of the month with A rt Battle – an event with live competitive painting. Unlike musicians, whose artist ic per for ma nces a re g reat ly appreciated by t hei r aud ience, p a i nt e r s n o r m a l l y h a ve t h e i r art presented in the form of an exhibit. The event is tak ing place on Jan. 30 at the Charlotte Street A r ts Cent re. Th is is t he t h ird event of t he sea son i n New Br u n s w ick , w it h t he reg iona l f inals set to take place in June. A ndre Samson, the event org a n i z e r f o r F r e d e r i c t o n , e xplained that there are 12 artist and two qualif ying rounds. The artists are given 20 minutes to produce a painting, and at the end the audience will vote for the artist they prefer. “20 minutes is a short t ime, but people do wonderful things in that 20 minutes,” Samson said. A rt Battle, f irst started seven years ago in Toronto, is now a national event. In Fredericton, t he event att racts hund reds of audience members that want to participate in this form of art. Visual artists of all kinds can apply to compete in A rt Battle. Unsurprisingly, they receive applications from a range of artists. “The t heme is w ide open.

There is no limitation to what you can paint, or the style you choose to use. There are abstract artists, realists and landscape or portrait artists.” A rtistic st yle is not the only thing that varies. While the rules state that “the tools allowed are br ushes, pa lette k n ives or a ny non-mecha n ic a l i mplement s ,” Samson said that the tools used by t he a r t i s t s a re va r ie d a nd i nclude toot h br ushes, pi ne needles, bear hair and even the artist’s own f ingers. The live aspect, as well as the t i me const ra i nt, d ist i ng u ishes A rt Battle from traditional art exhibits. Samson described that the change in setting results in “something different.” “Somet imes t he st yle of t he artists will mimic what they do in studio. Sometimes they work with similar ideas, but they end up d if ferent ly due to t he t ime limit. Some artists will do something completely different.” The a r t ists a re not t he on ly one s a f fec te d by t he s et t i ng. Samson said that for some members of the audience, watching someone produce a work of art is a completely new experience. “Seeing someone paint live is excit i ng for t he aud ience. For many artists, it’s a private thing. The audience feel connected to the piece because they have seen it from start to f inish. In that aspect, I think the audience feels great appreciation for the art.”

Art Battle is an event that gives artists 20 minutes to creat a piece of art. Fans then get to decide the winner. Submitted

Theatre UNB kicks off 2016 with Age of Arousal Nathan DeLong Staff Reporter

Age of Arousal will be running at Memorial Hall from Feb.3-6. Photo submitted

Theatre UNB is gearing up for its f irst production of 2016. The group will perform Age of Arousal from Feb. 3 to 6 at UNB’s Memorial Hall. The show will run during Fredericton’s FROSTival, which began last Thursday, Jan. 21 and will going until Feb. 14. “With that, we’ll potentially be getting a bigger and different audience than just the university audience, which is a neat opportunity for us,” said Len Falkenstein, UNB’s drama director. “We hope people take an opportunity to experience all sorts of different things in Fredericton that are happening as far as this w i nter celebrat ion a nd t hey’l l ma ke us part of t his buf fet of culture and sport and outdoor activity that’s going on.” A ge of A rou sa l wa s w r it ten by Canad ian play wright Linda Griff iths and is set in the 1880s in Britain, late in the Victorian era. At t he t ime, t he women’s suffrage movement was among ma ny revolut iona r y ideas t hat were prevalent.

“It’s about a group of women who are associated with a school t hat ’s bei ng r u n by a woma n named Mary Barfoot,” said Falkenstein. “She’s a [militant] suffragette – one of the women who were tak ing to t he st reets and agitating to be allowed to vote.” In the play, Falkenstein said, Ba r fo ot had ret i red f rom t he suffrage movement and opened a school with her lover, R hoda Nunn, to teach women to become administrative assistants in an effort to get more of them into the workforce. “The play involves a group of characters who enter their world,” he said. “There are three sisters: Virginia, A lice and Monica, and a young man named Everard Barfoot, who is Mary’s cousin.” The play, which stars six senior UNB students, depicts how the f ig ht for women’s r ig ht s continues. “W hat I guess is unique and interesting is that all these stories are tied back with politics somehow,” said Falkenstein. “They’re about how the personal complicates the political, for Mary and R hoda in particular.”

Fa l kenstei n sa id what’s neat about Age of Arousal is that the characters enter a world they’ve never experienced before. He said preparing for it has meant making sure details are historically accurate. “There’s a section where the characters basically stop talking to each other and start speaking their lines out loud – a playwright calls it ‘thought speak’ – and so you kind of have a normal scene taking place before the characters burst into what their inner monologues are,” he said. “That’s something you don’t t ypically see on stage, and it’s got some comical and sometimes tragic results, so it’s neat to play w it h a new k i nd of t heat r ica l convention.” The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. “It’s a play that’s a lot of fun,” said Falkenstein. “It’s def initely on the spicy side in certain ways. It’s quite a romp, and I t hink audiences will have a lot of fun if they come see it.”


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Sixth Shivering Songs Festival proves to be the best yet Nate Braun The Brunswickan Fredericton’s annual Shivering Songs Festival has capped off its sixth year with almost 35 artists playing in seven different venues. This is a huge leap from the eight artists and two venues in its first year, definitely solidifying Shivering Songs as the highlight of midwinter life for many Frederictonians. All events in this year’s edition were scheduled between Jan. 21-24. As a student the festival was easily afforded and depending on the venue you went to, a lot of shows cost fewer than 10 loonies. At The Capital, for example, there were many excellent shows priced at a cool 8 dollars. While the festivities kicked off at The Playhouse on Thursday night with Songs of the City, The Hypochondriacs hosted their second Grand Ole Wilser’s on the other side of downtown, at the Wilser’s Room in the Capital Complex. The night was filled with classic country songs by the Hypochondriacs and friends, and was a sold out follow-up to the first Grand Ole Wilser’s, which originally was part of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. Beginning w it h Motherhood frontman Brydon Crain, the classic country covers were carried on throughout the night, as songs by such musicians as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and George Jones were performed. The whole cast of musicians provided a thoroughly enjoyable evening for a delightfully age-diverse crowd. Friday provided a genuine rea-

son to say “TGIF,” as shows went down at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Wilmot United Church and throughout The Capital. After performances by the likes of Shane Koyczan with Michael Feuerstack and Alan Jeffries with Juanita Bourque Trio, Vogue Dots with Mauno and Devarrow helped usher in the weekend with a late set that, honestly, you should have been at. Halifax brought the party with Vogue Dots and opener Mauno, both delivering a fresh take on pop music that’s way cooler than the Top 40 we’ve grown accustomed to. Before the Nova Scotia bands took to the stage though, Moncton local Devarrow did his longhaired folk music thing in between the sets by Juanita Bourque and Alan Jeffries happening at the top floor of the Capital Complex. Saturday saw events happening all day, with family events happening at the Fredericton Public Library, a craft fair at Wilmot and a live performance by Tim Walker that happened beside a fire at Officer’s Square. Later in the day there were shows at the Boyce Farmer’s Market as well as Yogagrow. Back at the Capital, The Burning Hell with Quiet Parade and Brookside Mall finished off the weekend, while Mo Kenney played her second show of the night at 12:30am in the Wilser’s Room. Local Fredericton band Brookside Mall anchored the evening with an airy pop sound, lining up Quiet Parade’s feel good pop rock set. Indie rock vets The Burning Hell closed out the night with a great mix of

Maritime Countryfest has been cancelled due to weak dollar Chris Brooks Staff Reporter

Fredericton’s annual Maritime Countryfest has been cancelled for 2016. On Jan. 16 the festival’s organizers made the announcement on their website as well as their Facebook page. Due to the falling value of the loonie they’ve had to make the tough decision to focus on less expensive events. “The poor value of the Canadian dollar has played a part in the decision, because a lot of our acts are American and are paid in American dollars. That means our budget just wouldn’t go as far as it did in the past,” said Joe Keenan, president of East Coast Production Group, Countr yfest’s organizers. “The American acts also tend to want more to play here than they would normally would if they were to play at home.” Countryfest began 10 years ago, but was taken over by East Coast Production Group three years ago. The festival in the past has been a one-day event, taking place in June. Since being taken over, the festival featured acclaimed American country artists such as Joe Diffie and Trace Adkins, and also Canadian acts like Johnny Reid and Nova Scotia’s young country phenomenon, Makayla Lynn. Keenan said that his company has

their fingers crossed that the Canadian dollar makes a comeback. If it does then it’s possible Countryfest could be brought back in future years. “Anything’s possible, it depends on how things look, but currently our main focus is the shows we still have planned.” The next events the company has scheduled are three George Canyon shows for March in Fredericton, Florenceville-Bristol and Summerside, PEI. “We regret that we won’t be able to hold Maritime Countryfest, and we appreciate all of our support from patrons in the past. It certainly was not an easy decision to come to, and we’re disappointed that we will not be able to hold the event this year. We thank everybody who came out to Countryfest before and we hope to see them again,” said Keenan. Keenan insists that even though there will be no Countryfest this summer, the East Coast Production Group will continue to bring live music events to Atlantic Canada, just in different forms. As for Fredericton’s summer rock festival, FredRock, a similar decision may be on the horizon, but organizers have stated that they will wait until March 1 to make their announcement.

The men’s and women’s volleyball teams were unable to secure a single victory last weekend. Justin Collett / The Brunswickan

recent and older songs. Sunday morning featured the annual Bluegrass Brunch where people were able to recover from a

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 Mozart: Piano Sonatas Memorial Hall, 12 p.m. Nancy Pants, Julie Doiron, Cellarghost The Capital, 10:30 p.m., $10

THURSDAY, JAN. 21 Open Arts the Gathering: Volume IV Milda’s Pizza, 6 p.m. Bboyizm The Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., $28

FRIDAY, JAN. 22 Madchild Klub Khrome, 10 p.m., $25 Banff Mountain Film Festival The Playhouse, Jan. 29-30, $15 per night

SATURDAY, JAN. 23 FROSTival Beer Garden Officer’s Square, 12-6 p.m., $30

SUNDAY, JAN. 24 Sushi for Beginners Marshall d’Avray Hall, 1-4 p.m., $45

MONDAY, JAN. 25 Monday Night Film Series: Mustang Tilley Hall, 7:30 p.m., $7

MONDAY, JAN. 25 Downtown Throwdown ReNeu Boutique, 9 p.m., $5

long weekend of music and art and start thinking about who and what to expect for next year. With multiple options of venue,

artists and time slots, Shivering Songs is a flexible and affordable festival for anyone who wishes to warm up their winter season.

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Paul Campbell was injured in a car accident and tells his tale of recovery and positivity. Submitted

Paul Campbell’s inspirational story set to hit shelves in late February Chris Brooks Staff Reporter One night in December of 1987, when he was 18 years old, Paul CJ Campbell was the designated driver for four of his friends when the vehicle he was in lost control and hit a tree. O ne of t he p a s s e nge r s w a s killed in the impact and the rest were injured. Campbell’s injuries included a broken back, collapsed lungs, pa ra lysis, ca rd iac a rrest and a closed head injury, among others. He was in a coma for 51 days as a result of his injuries. To d ay C a m pb e l l i s a U N B alumnus and former Red Devils hockey player, but he’s also an inspiration to many. A f ter com i ng to, he had to

relearn how to walk and talk and he still suffers from the effects of brain damage. Since then, he has racked up achievement after achievement, the newest of which being the writing of a book that is set to be released in the next month or two. The book is titled Goodnight Paul. The Journey to My NHL: Living the Dream and it covers his struggles since the accident as well as how he’s been able to achieve all he has since then. Campbell went back to UNB and in 1993 he received his B. Ed. And then later his Certif icate 5 teacher’s degree. Since t hen he has spent 20 years teaching, coaching, fundraising and public speaking as well as raising two children.

His book focuses on what needs to be done in order to conquer what life throws your way. “You have to avoid toxic people a nd be posit ive. Tox ic people should just go away, if I had given in to them then I would not be the same man I am today,” said Campbell. “Certain medical professionals said I would never go back to school or put on skates again, but I proved them wrong.” He a lso sa id t hat exercisi ng ever y day is crucial in order to feel the best that you can. He has currently completed his 9651st workout, biked 150,000 km and burned three million calories. Campbell attributes his upbeat attitude over the past 20 years to his natural hockey player mentality.

“I was born a hockey player so I know I’m good, it’s not being cocky, it’s just you need to know you’re good to beat t he ot her guys. In life you need to know you’re good to overcome,” he said. He hasn’t always been totall y p o s it i ve ab out e ver y t h i ng , though. He’s spent hours thinking about the unfairness of it all, how he wa s doi ng ever y t h i ng right, the tragedy of his friend’s death, but he has decided to overcome that by helping others. In 2005 Campbell was reading a newspaper when he saw a story about a boy who fell off his bike and was put into a medically induced coma so he called the hospital and arranged to meet up with the parents of the boy to help

them with anything he could. “I wa l ked i nto t he hospit a l and I didn’t really know where I was going, but all of a sudden two people ran across the room and hugged me like we were old friends. The boy recovered and t he k now ing t hat I could give t ho s e p a r e nt s p e ac e o f m i nd while they were dealing with the tragedy meant everything to me,” said Campbell. As well as publishing a book, Campbell has been accepted into t he nu r si ng prog ra m at U N B where he hopes to learn the skills to help people who have also been in diff icult circumstances. “My NHL is the National Helpers League, and if I’ve helped one person then I know I’ve made it.”


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Reds run their streak to seven wins Nathan DeLong Staff Reporter

The UNB V-Reds hockey team extended its winning streak to seven games after a pair of road wins last weekend. The V-Reds shutout the Acadia Axemen 4-0 on Saturday and edged the Saint Mary’s Huskies 6-5 Friday. With the victory over Acadia, the V-Reds (16-3-2) and Axemen (16-4-2) are tied for f irst place in the Atlantic University Sport conference. Before the weekend tilt, the VReds were ranked fourth in Canada, while the A xemen were on top of the nation in the CIS Top 10 rankings. The V-Reds, A xemen and St. Francis Xavier X-Men (15-3-3) have all clinched AUS playoff berths. “It was a pretty complete effort [against Acadia],” UNB head coach Gardiner MacDougall said Saturday night. “We had outstanding goaltending from Etienne Marcoux. Our [defence] played very well, and we got contributions from all four lines.” Period one was scoreless Saturday against Acadia, but Francis Beauvillier struck first for UNB when the second stanza was little more than a minute old. Philippe Maillet put the V-Reds up 2-0 18 seconds later. Dylan Willick drove the Acadia net and beat Axemen starter Brandon Glover low blocker side at 4:17 to put the V-Reds up by three. Glover was yanked after his third goal against on 14 shots in favour of backup Robert Steeves, who made 25 saves in the relief effort. Just past the 15-minute mark, Steeves got a piece of Taylor MacDougall’s shot from the point, but it bounced past him to seal Acadia’s fate. Bot h squads had ma ny solid scoring chances throughout the game, but neither team could capitalize on any in the third period. Marcoux would make 30 saves for the shutout. In Friday’s contest against the Huskies, Maillet drew first blood

at 8:48 in the opening frame before Stephen MacAulay answered for SMU shortly after the ensuing faceoff. A fluke goal by Gerrad Grant just past the 12-minute mark put the Huskies up 2-1, but Beauvillier netted his first of two goals on the night 50 seconds later to tie it at two apiece after the first period. Anthony Repaci beat UNB goaltender Alex Dubeau on a one-timer during a man advantage at 4:20 in period two while V-Reds blueliner Jordan Murray served a slashing minor. Murray then went five-hole on SMU goaltender Marc Terriault eight minutes later to tie it up again. MacAulay was assessed for delay of game a little over 18 minutes into the period and Beauvillier made him pay almost 40 seconds later with his second goal when he, Chris Caissy and Rob Mignardi went tictac-toe and Beauvillier punched a shot past Terriault to make it 4-3. Things were all knotted up again a minute into the third period when Ben Duffy lifted a backhand shot over Dubeau on a rebound after Dubeau went down and made the initial save. Philippe Halley roofed a backhand shot almost six minutes into the third to make it 5-4 for UNB. Terriault was pulled at 18:35 in favour of an extra attacker, which ended up sort of paying off for the Huskies. SMU hung on after a UNB shot missed the open net just seconds before MacAulay charged into the V-Reds’ zone and beat Dubeau with roughly 40 seconds to play. Not to be outdone, Murray and Mignardi then helped set up Halley’s game-winning goal, which he scored with three seconds left. The V-Reds host the Tommies (2-18-1) in Wed nesday’s Ma rk Jeffrey Memorial Game at 7 p.m. before facing the UPEI Panthers (10-9-2) Friday at 7 p.m. UNB then travels to Moncton to take on the struggling Aigles Bleues (8-11-2) Saturday at 7 p.m.



Third year forward Dylan Baker takes on a CBU defender in hard fought win. Nick Pierce / The Brunswickan

“What is your opinion on the recent allegations that there has been match-fixing in professional tennis, and do you believe that it’s institutional?”

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The fact that match-fixing in professional tennis has been proven makes me question the integrity of many other sports as well. I believe it is institutional, and I believe that if it exists in tennis then what would keep it from existing in other sports? It worries me that match fixing may exist at some points in several sports, especially those that are played individually.

This is an extremely tricky situation. Some of these players aren’t getting payed enough so its understandable that a little extra dirty money on the side would be tempting. And if Fat Tony comes up to you and threatens to break your knees if you don’t lose a match… you’re probably going to lose the match. To be honest, I’m not quite sure what the next course of action should be.

If we are comparing to FIFA, I would say no this isn’t on the same level of institutional corruption. We can be sure that it occurs, because ATP has an outfit like the TIU (Tennis Integrity Unit) that has powers to fine, suspend or even ban players found guilty of match fixing. What we can be sure of is if you can bet on it, someone is looking for an angle to make “sure thing” bets. Tennis is not immune to greed.

Nathan DeLong Staff Reporter

If the allegations of match-fixing in professional tennis are true, then that’s a travesty to the game. Regardless of the sport, players should always put in their best effort and do what it takes to win. It’s sad that some athletes go to crazy extremes to gain a proverbial edge over opponents, really. However, I think it can be hard to pass judgment on the tennis situation where the allegations haven’t been proven.


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UNB upsets Montreal at home

Matt Grimshaw The Brunswickan

UNB hosted an AUS/RSEQ event over the weekend and had some success against their Quebec rivals. In their second match, after being edged by Laval three sets to two, the V-Reds took on the Montreal Carabins. A very close game taken to four sets and won by the V-reds three sets to one, 25-20, 25-23, 2125 & 25-17. “Disappointed losing the third, fourth and fifth set last night,” said UNB head coach Dan McMorran on going up two-sets to none and losing against Laval. “We were not able to match the level of execution to close out the match. Today was a test for us, we came in with a different line up and are fairly happy with the performance.” The fourth and final set of the match saw UNB get out to a 10-6 lead, which they would extend to 14-8. Keeping the throttle down, UNB ran their offence, played good defense and had total control up 2013. Montreal pushed to 17 points but it was not enough as the Reds took the set and the match. “We came out fired up to play, our back up setter Kent came in [and was] lights out,” said UNB middle Cody Timmons who was named player of the game for his ten kills, no errors and a 66 per cent hit rate. “Our game plan was to establish the middle right away and isolate the blockers and get the one-on-ones out in the wings.” Other highlighted UNB players for the match were, Elvind Anderson with 18 kills and Pascal McCarty with 13.

The V-Reds played and lost their final match of the interlock event against Sherbrooke Vert et Or, a team they blanked 3-0 when they met earlier in the season at Sherbrooke’s interlock event in Quebec. Sherbrooke took the match three sets to two, 25-16, 26-24, 18-25, 12-25, 15-13. UNB would go down two sets to none early due to Sherbrooke’s stout defense and good blocking. The Reds rallied in the second set but were edged by the Vert et Or 26-24. In the third Set, Sherbrooke had a small lead but UNB was able to bring it even at sevens. With some good scramble defense and precise service game by Pascal McCarty The V-reds took the lead in the set and never looked back, taking the set 25-18. The Reds brought the match even when they won the fourth set 25-12 forcing a fifth and final set. UNB came out of the set slumping, opening up with four errors in the first five points. “We need a crisis to keep us going, and that’s in a nut shell,” said McMorran UNB rallied to tie the match 6-6 but would give the lead right back as Sherbrooke went on a 7-3 run to take a 13-9 lead. UNB fought back 13-14, but a missed serve ended the set and the match, giving Sherbooke the final point. The player of the game for the VReds was setter Mathieu Losier with four kills, 36 assists and four aces. The UNB men’s and women’s volleyball teams will travel to St. John’s this weekend to take on the Memorial Sea-Hawks as they each play a pair of matches.

The Brunswickan is happy to announce a super weird side project undertaken by our photo editor Brad Parker. Brad has been heading to UNB Varsity Reds games to get not-so-flattering headshots which he calls “sports faces.” Follow us on instagram @thebrunswickan for a “sports face” per day. Here is a teaser.

Elvind Anderson spikes the ball in a match over the weekend as they hosted an AUS/RSEQ interlock. Brad Parker / The Brunswickan


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V-Reds get swept off the island

Rob Trites Sports Editor Both men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Charlottetow n la st weekend to ta ke on the UPEI Panthers in four-point games and were defeated handedly at the hands of their cross-bridge rivals. Panthers dig deep in first place matchup The men were defeated 94-75 in a game where they were never really competitive and were down 23-12 after the f irst quarter. The two most likely candidates for AUS MVP, UNB’s Javon Masters and UPEI’s Tyler Scott faced off in this one and both had very good games for their teams. Scot t put up 16 poi nt s, ten rebounds, four assists and t wo steals. Masters dropped 21 points, four assists and collected seven rebounds. Masters orchestrated somewhat of a comeback in the second quarter when he hit two back-to-back threes but the Panthers depth was just too much for the V-Reds as UPEI had f ive players score in the double-digits. Fou r t h-yea r for wa rd Ma rk Mat heson led a l l scorers w it h 22 points, he also pulled in 12 rebounds. Fif t h-year guard Matt Da ley struggled with his shot all night, being forced to take many deep threes late in the shot clock and ended up 1-13 from the f loor. He did however, dish six assists and collect eight rebounds. The men will look to get back on track as they defend their home court in two games versus the Memorial Sea-Hawks this weekend. Last place Panthers turn the table on Lady Reds The Panthers came out of the weekend with a clean sweep of the V-Reds as they also won by double-digits on their home court. The two games were very similar as the Reds got buried early and were down 13 at the end of the f irst-half as they trailed 38-25. UNB’s post game that had led t hem to big w ins in t heir last games against the Tigers was taken away by the Panthers and the Reds

Parimeter defense lets the Lady Reds down in a loss to the UPEI Panthers. Thomas Becker / Submitted

UPEI ran over the UNB men in a 95-76 win over the weekend. Photo: Thomas Becker

were forced to take bad exterior shots most of the game.

Despite lead ing t he game in most offensive categories including f ield-goal percentage, UNB could not hold on to the ball as they turned it over 28 times. The Panthers were also hot from

long range as they hit six more threes than their rivals. Like the men, U NB had the game’s leading scorer – this time in Laura Kaye. She had 21 points and ten rebounds. The Panthers had several good individual performers as Angenay

Williams had nine points, eight assists and nine rebounds, and had three other players score in the double-digits. Another detriment to the Reds’ cause was their abysmal free throw shooting as they went 11-23 from the charity stripe.

The women will also face the Sea-Hawks twice this weekend at the Currie Centre as they look to right the ship just weeks away from the CIS championship they will be hosting on their home court.


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Reds notebook: What you need to know about UNB sports

Rob Trites Sports Editor

Things got messy at the A itken Centre on Saturday afternoon in a match between the UNB and CBU women’s hockey teams when a U NB player crashed into the CBU keeper. The contact elicited a violent reaction from the CBU goalie as she punched the UNB player with her blocker and was assessed a f ive-minute major penalty and a game misconduct. “After seeing the CBU goalie give that blocker shot I f igured she would be getting a gross misconduct and be kicked out,” said spectator and UNB alumni Sean Healy. “[The] Ref def initely made the right call in my opinion.” CBU did not have a back-up goalie dressed and were also playing with an extremely short bench and could not afford to dress one of their players. The game was called off until

U N B volu nteered t hei r goa l ie that had been pulled in the f irst period after allowing two goals on three shots. CBU went on to win the game 3-2 while being heavily out shot. The two teams played the next day and UNB came out with 6-1 victory.

Track team sets school records in Halifax The UNB track team travelled to Nova Scotia the weekend of January 16th and set some school records in the process. Curtis Wackett jumped his way to 12.81-meter t r iple ju mp to break Kyle Ancheta’s record and Troy Wilson cleared 2.9 meters in the pole vault to break Evan Grant’s school record. The track team has their next meet in Montreal as they travel to the McGill team challenge this weekend. Athletes of the week

V-REDS EVENTS FRIDAY, JAN. 29 Men’s Hockey UPEI @ UNB, 7 p.m. Fredericton, NB, Aitken Centre Women’s Volleyball UNB @ Memorial, 7:30 p.m. p.m. St. Johns, NL.

SATURDAY, JAN. 30 Women’s Volleyball UNB @ Memorial, 5:30 p.m. St. Johns, NL. Women’s Basketball Memorial @ UNB, 6 p.m. Fredericton, NB, Currie Center Men’s Hockey UNB @ Moncton, 7 p.m. Moncton, NB Men’s Volleyball UNB @ Memorial, 7:30 p.m. St. Johns, NL. Men’s Basketball Memorial @ UNB, 8 p.m. Fredericton, NB, Currie Center

SUNDAY, JAN. 31 Women’s Volleyball UNB @ Memorial, 10:30 a.m. St. Johns, NL. Women’s Basketball Memorial @ UNB, 11 a.m. Fredericton, NB, Currie Center Men’s Basketball Memorial @ UNB, 1 p.m. Fredericton, NB, Currie Center Men’s Volleyball UNB @ Memorial, 1:30 p.m. St. Johns, NL.

UNB edged out the SMU Huskies and blanked the CIS #1 ranked Axemen last weekend. Nick Pierce / The Brunswickan

Jesse Kendall and Nicole Laf leur, members of the men’s and women’s ba sketba l l tea m s respectively were given player of the

week honors by the UNB Athletic program. Both players were instrumental in huge weekends for their team’s

as they defended their home court against the Dalhousie Tigers.

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UNB ROBOTICS COMPEITION Every year, UNB hosts a robotics competition where competitors build robots and face off against each other in an eleborate stadium. This year’s competion took place last weekend, Jan. 22-24. The theme, based on blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, was revealed Friday evening. Competitors had Saturday to design and build their robots out of a wide variety of material. Sunday was competition day. “Competitors had to be creative in designing to perform given tasks,” said Brandon Howland, a UNB student who has participated in the competition for the past three years. “A bit of luck and mechanical knowledge were essential to building a successful robot.” Photo: Brad Parker/The Brunswickan