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Computer thefts plague campus Alex Kress News Reporter Several laptop computers and two desktop computers have been stolen from campus. The first desktop was reported missing from a lab on Aug. 23., and another desktop went missing shortly after. Both were secured to the desks with locks. By Sept.21, three laptops were reported missing. On Sept. 23 Bruce Rogerson, director of Campus Security and Traffic at UNB, was sending out an email alert warning people not to leave valuables unattended when a fourth laptop was reported stolen. By the end of the day two more were stolen, bringing the total to six. In one instance, a student was in a classroom and left to visit a friend behind a divider, and when he returned to his desk his laptop had been swiped. Rogerson hopes students will assist him and Fredericton police in the investigation by being more aware of their surroundings. “We can’t be everywhere and it’s not a gated community. We want students to be able to study in a free and safe environment and concentrate on their studies without worrying about their stuff being stolen,” Rogerson said. “We need them to be more vigilant with how they protect their stuff and at the same time report suspicious activity.” Rogerson said students should enact a buddy system the same way they should with keeping a close eye on their drink
Marching against violence toward women Viola Pruss The Brunswickan
Bruce Rogerson, director of Security and Traffic, urges students to keep a close eye on their belongings. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan in a bar. He is hoping to uncover information about the thefts and wants to remind students the individual stealing computers isn’t necessarily a student. They could be anybody. Campus Security and Police have no details on a suspect; the investigation is ongoing. Rogerson said as with any investigation, this one will rely fully on the engagement of citizens. He hopes businesses will notify
police if laptops start showing up at local pawn shops. Rogerson added many people at UNB aren’t putting their lost and found items on the Campus Security webpage. He said they find items such as thumb drives and cell phones that often go unclaimed. The thefts are random and by opportunity. No specific brands are being targeted, and anyone who leaves valuables unattended is vulnerable.
There’s an anxious flush on the faces of the women marching on Queen Street in downtown Fredericton. They form a mix of old and young, of students, teachers, wives and feminists. In their hands they carry signs reading “Silence is not consent” and “Arrêtez l’abus sexuel” while they shout “Take back the night”. It’s a sight one does not see often in Fredericton, especially not after dark. Last Friday’s 25th annual Take Back the Night March, hosted by the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC), brought together women from all walks of life to protest against sexual abuse, rape and inequality. Some have experienced sexual assault first hand, others have friends and relatives affected and some just came for the gathering. “I have friends who experienced abuse and felt that I should come out. I think change will come slowly but bringing awareness to people is just as important,” Natalie Daigle, a former UNB student, said. Also hoping to create change is Loralae Smith, a 28-year old Fredericton social worker. “I think we need to make the community aware that we are here, that we can stand up for ourselves and that the problem of violence, especially in relationships and families, is still existent.” Jennifer Gorham, Program Coordinator with FSACC and one of the hosts of the event, explained sexual violence is more than the concept of being unsafe when walking the street at night. “Sexual violence is not just women endangered by strangers lurking in bushes. 78 per cent of all sexual assault is committed by someone related to the victim; the idea of safety is a myth.” Gorham, who participated in the event for the third time, thinks the march is especially important to women who are too afraid to go to the hospital or police. “Only six per cent of sexual assaults are reported. It’s scary; people date the person
or are married to them. They are worried that they still see him every day and that he could retaliate. We often hear people saying that their friends don’t believe them or they feel really embarrassed.” Although Fredericton is not particularly dangerous compared to bigger cities like Vancouver or Toronto, fear of the night is still common to some women attending the march. “Most of the time I feel safe in Fredericton. But, especially at night, when I am out I worry about personal safety or theft. And as a middle-aged woman I always thought I had less of a chance of being attacked. But some of the recent assaults in New Brunswick have pointed out to me that this is a false security,” says Kimberly Douglass, a volunteer for the FSACC. Kimberly believes the march will bring a wider recognition to the disadvantages of being a woman. “We have to have more action against those who would assault women. The whole idea that a man in Halifax can go into a woman’s house and watch her sleep and touch her and the press makes a joke out if it is horrifying.” Debi Skidmore who has participated in the march for twenty years said society is still too humane with men committing sexual assault. “If a man is charged with rape he does not even go to jail half the time. He gets probation. That’s like a slap on the wrist. Throw them in jail for five to ten years. Make them aware of what they do and how they hurt someone.” Take Back the Night has had it’s share of negative feedback. In recent news posts and blogs several men and women protested against the march in Fredericton as a women and children’s only event. Jennifer Gorham said men should understand the march as a symbol of freedom and not a rejection of men. “The march is meant to be an empowering event, it is not meant to exclude. It is meant for women to come together and take back the night and say that we have rights, and can be safe and can be free.”
this week in brunswickannews Traffic congestion expected Students are being urged by the Department of Security and Traffic to alter their transportation this week as alumni from across North America will be visiting the campus. Bruce Rogerson, director of Campus Security and Traffic, is urging students to walk, take public transportation or carpool to free up parking spaces on campus. Rogerson added that several new bike racks have been added to campus, as well as motorcycle parking spaces. 400 alumni will be visiting campus for the Homecoming 2010 celebrations. Rogerson is also urging students to arrive early.
UNBSU to host open budget meetings The UNB Student Union will be hosting two open budget meetings this week to show students how their Student Union fee is spent. The first meeting will be held today at 3 p.m. in SUB 103 and the second and last meeting will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., also in SUB 103. Copies of the budget are available on the website.
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UNB Professor tries to stomp out diabetic foot ulcers
Sean O’Neill The Brunswickan For the 30 per cent of the population with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, there is new technology available to help control diabetic foot ulcers and prevent amputation. And you can get the treatment in the comfort of your own home. Dr. Stacey Reading, cardiovascular physiologist and kinesiology professor at the University of New Brunswick, was contacted by Fredericton-based inVentures Technologies, a global supplier of Gas inFusion Technology. The company was looking for applications for its new oxygen device. “Essentially what their device does,” Reading said, “is it takes ordinary tap water and it runs through their machine and what their machine does is creates an environment inside that allows for a high amount of oxygen to be able to be dissolved into water.” “For the company, and for Fredericton, this is a potentially huge thing.” Before this device was manufactured, one of the ways diabetic foot ulcers were successfully treated was by putting an affected patient in a hyperbaric chamber. In the chamber you breathe in oxygen at a slightly elevated rate so more oxygen is breathed into the lungs. The problem with hyperbaric chambers is their high cost.
The benefit is the extra oxygen biologically becomes part of the skin and can help the ulcers heal faster. Out of 10, how confident is Reading this experiment will have the desired results? “Right now, it’s a 10. It works,” Reading said. “Where we are with the research at this point in time is that we know that in normal healthy individuals we can take your foot, soak it in a bucket of this water for 30 minutes, which contains a three-and-a-half fold increase of oxygen that would be in normal water from the tap, and the extra oxygen will get into the skin and help it heal faster.” Reading said he has eight people with diabetic foot ulcers who have been recruited and are lined up to begin therapy. “We were looking for specific individuals who have diabetes,” Reading said, “and have a history of diabetic foot ulceration. They’ve either had one and it’s healed, they’ve had one and had something amputated, or they have one and they’re trying to get it to heal. “The only thing we’re trying to exclude at this time are people with really significant ulcers. These are the ulcers that have a high degree of infection or ulcers that have gone beyond the thickness of the skin and are now starting to get into the bone. They’re quite advanced and need significant medical care and that’s not something we want to intervene on.”
If the treatment goes well on the first group of patients, Reading believes inVentures is sitting on a potential gold mine. Reading said a good 15 to 20 per cent of people with diabetes end up with a diabetic foot ulcer. Another good percentage of this group will require an amputation. “So the economics alone is phenomenal to the health care system, lost productivity and lost quality of life.” Another benefit to the device is that inVentures can install it in your home. All they need to put in place is an oxygen tank and a filter that combines oxygen and water together. This will save time waiting in emergency room lines and queues for advanced treatment. “The nice thing about them is that you don’t have to go into a hospital,” Reading said. “You don’t have to go to an industrial site. You can go on the website right now and you can buy one for your house and they can install it next week. “Their idea is an in-home based care system. You buy a unit, you can treat yourself in your home and you don’t have to travel to the hospital, and you don’t have to burn hospital resources.” All doctors want to make sure diabetics don’t get to the point of having foot ulcers, and Reading’s advice is simple for these patients. “Follow your doctor’s advice. Learn how to manage your disease nutritionally and be physically active. Those are the best things you can do for yourself.”
Home is a departure lounge Viola Pruss The Brunswickan You need more than a good sense of humor to walk into a war zone after graduation. Stephanie Nolen seems to, possessing both the humor and the nerve. Whether it’s handling daylong border discussions over visas in Iran, breast pumping for her baby in a Zimbabwe prison cell or going 21 days in Afghanistan without eating vegetables or having a shower, Stephanie Nolen never stops. The Canadian journalist and writer has reported from over 40 different countries and won two national awards in a row. She’s reported on war and political instability in countries like Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, as well as on the invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of Iran. Born in 1971 in Montreal, Nolen started her career early at a small local newspaper in Ottawa. “I got my first job in journalism and that’s all I’ve ever done really. Community affairs reporting in suburban Ottawa is obviously not as interesting as revolutions or the war in Iraq. But it’s better than Burger King, which is the other option when you’re 14,” she said. After high school, she obtained a degree in journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. But the recession years of the early nineties held no jobs for young journalists. “I was an intern at the Globe (and Mail) in 1993. And at the end of it they sort of said, ‘thank you very much.’ So I went to graduate school in London. When I checked back into Canada and there were still no jobs, I went overseas to the West Bank,” Nolen said. Nolen said she still thinks it was somewhat miraculous she survived her first two years of freelancing. But after covering conflicts across the Middle East, including the civil war in Lebanon, she was offered a job with Newsweek and The Independent. “I was broke and cold and hungry and over my head a lot of the time until I learned how to do it. I don’t think there’s anything they could have taught me at King’s College that would have made that better,” she said. After three years in the Middle East, freelancing and working for various papers, Maclean’s magazine offered her a job in Canada. Although Nolen had no interest in
Stephanie Nolen, an overseas correspondant for the Globe and Mail, will visit Fredericton this week. Hilary Paige Smith / The Brunswickan investigative journalism, she decided to take the job despite an offer from Newsweek to go to Africa. “I was just about to go when I spoke to another correspondent for Newsweek. She was badly injured covering fighting in Central America and she said: ‘You know you’re going to cover wars and if you want to do that you want to be a permanent staff member. If you drive over a landmine you want to have a company that’s going to pay,’” she recalled. In 1998, after six months at Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail asked Nolen to work for them again. Happy at first to have found a stable job, she soon became disillusioned writing feature, arts and lifestyle stories. In 2001, after three years of vacationing in various war zones to write, she persuaded The Globe and Mail to let her become its foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Although she was now covering global news, she felt she was still missing the big story. “I have an old fashioned belief in journalism being about giving a voice to people who otherwise don’t have one. When I wasn’t in Afghanistan or Iraq, I went and traveled in Africa. And you know the devastation brought by AIDS was far greater than anything I saw elsewhere, but there were no other international reporters covering that.” Nolen started campaigning with her editor to go to Africa on a permanent basis. Finally, The Globe and Mail moved
her to Johannesburg, South Africa where she stayed as a correspondent until 2008. Despite her efforts, winning the Nobel Peace Award for writing and publishing a book, Nolen often feels powerless to people’s disinterest to what should concern them. “I spent month in communities that are devastated by HIV and then I come home and people are like: ‘Oh, Africa, cool. Did you see any elephants?’ Sometimes I feel there’s a big gulf between where I live and what I do and how much people really care.’” In a time of short attention spans, leisure news and constantly advancing technologies, Nolen still savors analysis and in depth research. “You only get a story by sending people who will live there, immerse in the culture, learn the language and live the story for a long period of time. You don’t get it from wire story or from dropping in for a week. I filed 6,000 word stories for The Globe before. Now I am supposed to live tweet from the war zone on my Blackberry.” Nolen is currently living in New Delhi, India with her partner and their two children. Her lecture entitled “Shrapnel, Snakes and Blistering Rage: On the Occupational Hazards of a Foreign Correspondent” will be given at the annual Dalton Camp Lecture tonight. The lecture will be held at 8 p.m. in Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall at St. Thomas University.
Dr. Stacey Reading, a kinesiology professor at UNB, is developing a new technology to combat diabetic foot ulcers. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan
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“Hilariously pretentious” affair introduces SU the traditionally, really low turnout that we get, trying to figure out what we could do to make an AGM something that would be exciting to students,” she said. The event will be a wine and cheese reception with a cash bar. It is a semi-formal affair. Carmont-McKinley said the dress code is “what students make it,” but that council members will likely be going all out. “The idea is that it will be predominately, kind of a fun, casual environment, very much a mix and mingle sort of event with a few minutes of introducing the candidates for the byelection and a very brief few words from me about our vision for the year and the current state of students within our university
and within the province,” the SU president said, calling the event a fun and classy one. Admission is free to all full-time, undergraduate students. Carmont-McKinley said the SU is planning for somewhere between 100 and 200 attendees. She said one aim of the evening is to increase the Union’s visibility on campus. “We’re really hoping that we get a good turnout from other student leaders in other jurisdictions, students who are leaders in their faculty, leaders in their houses and leaders in their various clubs and societies. Just to let people know who we are and let students know we want to interact with them, we
want to spend time with them, we care about what they care about,” CarmontMcKinley said. The evening will also serve to introduce candidates in the upcoming UNBSU byelection to the student body. “I think it’s a great venue for them to able to be introduced. If we’re able to market it to the appropriate audiences, I think we can have a great turnout and it’s a great opportunity for students to meet the candidates,” the UNBSU president said. The event takes place in the atrium of the Student Union Building on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. There will be food, as well as a cash bar.
Council unveils byelection dates Hilary Paige Smith News Editor Executive and council members of the UNB Student Union met for their second council meeting of this academic year on Sunday. The council chair for this year, Steve Smith, was introduced to the group at the opening of the meeting. Julia Coleman, Vice President of Student Services, was not present at the meeting but Shannon CarmontMcKinley, president of the UNBSU, announced Coleman spent time inspecting a potential new Safe Ride vehicle for UNB students last week. The UNBSU also officially called the byelection for this semester to fill vacant positions on council. The Union is looking for two Faculty of Business representatives, one Faculty of Education representative, one LBGTQ liaison, one Differently-Abled liaison, one Aboriginal liaison, one Women’s liaison and one Off-Campus liaison. Nominations for the byelection opened on Monday and close on Friday at 1 p.m. The voting period begins on Oct. 10 until Oct. 15. Three new clubs were also ratified at the meeting; the UNB Ultimate Club, dedicated to Ultimate Frisbee, the UNB Vegetarian Society, to promote vegetarian lifestyle choices and share recipes and the Chinese Student and Scholar Association to help Chinese UNB students adjust to life in Fredericton. Council will meet again next Sunday and feature a presentation by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations.
for taking themselves too seriously last year. “It’s meant to be hilariously pretentious. We know that in the past we’ve been criticized for being- you know, we pat ourselves on the back and we think we’re a little bit more important than we should perhaps, so we’re really trying to poke fun at that as a joke,” she said. Inspiration was also drawn from the traditionally low turn out the Union’s Annual General Meeting held at the close of the academic year. “This summer we were talking about ways to engage the students, specifically talking about our Annual General Meeting, which takes place at the end of the year and
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Hilary Paige Smith News Editor The UNB Student Union will be hosting a “hilariously pretentious” affair on Monday to introduce the union to the student body in a fun, relaxing way. The event has been dubbed the State of the Union address, gently poking fun at the State of the Province Address, a highclass annual affair where the premier shares the province’s progress served up with an expensive dinner. Shannon Carmont-McKinley, president of the UNBSU, said the SU was inspired to host the event after they were criticized
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Tuition fees rise nationally Emma Godmere CUP Ottawa Bureau Chief OTTAWA (CUP) — The average Canadian full-time student will pay $5,138 in tuition fees this year, a four per cent increase from last year, according to a Statistics Canada report released Sept. 16. The 2010-11 increase is up from the 3.6 per cent spike in 2009-10 and is higher than the 1.8 per cent rate of inflation calculated by the Consumer Price Index between July 2009 and July 2010. “There’s no surprise that tuition has risen in this country; since cuts in the ’90s, tuition has been rising,” said Zach Dayler, national director for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. “We’ve been saying since the ’90s that this can’t happen, we need to invest in education.” The highest average undergraduate tuition and the largest increase in fees were found in Ontario, at a $6,307 price tag — an increase of 5.4 per cent from 2009-10. Ontario graduate students also saw the biggest spike in fees compared to the rest of the country — their tuition went up 10.6 per cent to an average of $6,917. While students in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick benefitted from decreases in their grad school tuition, Canadian graduate students on the whole witnessed a more significant increase compared to their undergraduate colleagues as average fees went up 6.6 per cent this academic year. Dave Molenhuis, national chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students, also supports the idea of greater nonrepayable assistance and pointed out that the federal government currently does not offer grants to graduate students through its Canada Student Grants Program. “Our feelings are that we’ve seen this record level of student debt and despite
Tuition fees have rising steadily across the country and students are feeling the brunt of it. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan that, students and families are saddled with mortgage-sized debt loads, tuition fees continue to rise and we continue to move in a direction where the public post-secondary education system is more and more reliant on private sources of funding,” he said. Molenhuis added the CFS is rolling out their Education is a Right campaign on campuses across the country this fall to bring to light the need for a post-secondary education act to set “standards of quality, access and guaranteed funding.” “Until we get to that point — and it’s well within the reach of the federal government to do so — we’ll continue to move in this direction of higher tuition and higher student debt,” he said. CASA suggested in their Sept. 16 press release response to the survey that the federal government should increase post-secondary education funding to $4 billion per year. “That number comes from what we think the education deficit is in terms of funding that the system needs,” said Dayler, referring to dedicated post-secondary education funds in the Canada Social Transfer.
According to the Department of Finance, the government transferred $3.3 billion to the provinces for post-secondary education in 2009-10. Dayler also pointed out that transfer payments are up for negotiation in 2014 and that CASA would like to see a more direct transfer of funds from Ottawa to the provinces. Both CASA and the CFS are planning to lobby federal politicians on Parliament Hill this fall. The survey also found that international students studying in Canada are paying on average 5.2 per cent more in tuition this year, and that full-time undergraduate compulsory fees — for athletics, activities and student unions — increased by 7 per cent from last year’s $656 average. Maritime undergraduates proved to be some of the luckiest students in the country, as tuition fees remained the same in Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. Nova Scotia students benefitted from a 4.5 per cent decrease in tuition from the last academic year, paying on average only about $5,495 this fall.
Small crowd rock out their vote Cherise Letson The Brunswickan On Friday, more than 100 UNB and St. Thomas University students made their way down to the Student Union Building to rock out after exercising their democratic rights. Register to Rock was an event organized by the UNB Student Union VP External, Brad McKinney. During the summer, the upcoming fall election was a primary focus in his portfolio. He wanted to find a way to relate voting to students and find a way to get them excited and get involved. “I know that students love concerts, and I know that students love, essentially, free stuff. So I figured a concert like this would be a great idea for it,” McKinney
said. The event worked like this. If a UNB or STU student registered to vote at the Satellite Returning Office in the Student Union Building, they would receive a free ticket to the concert. People who did not register, however, had to pay a $5 cover charge. The show included performances by Matt Pearson, Sleepless Nights and The Arka Teks. All of which McKinney said put on a fantastic show. “The bands are amazing,” McKinney said. As for the audience itself, McKinney said the reception was great over all and everyone, even when the audience was at its lowest numbers, was into it and had a good time.
“I was very pleased with the crowd,” McKinney said. According to McKinney, there were 500 tickets available at the Satellite Returning Office. By Friday night they had given away all of the tickets. The numbers don’t exactly match up. Not even half the people who registered to vote took advantage of the free ticket. With that considered, McKinney described the event to be a success. “This is a pilot project; this I think may be one of the first in Canada that this has happened for, and the people that did come out, they came out because they cared about it, and that they loved it. It doesn’t matter how big of a crowd you get, that’s what really matters,” McKinney said.
UNB profs speak at conference Hilary Paige Smith News Editor Our neighbouring university will play host to an international conference on the liberal arts this week. And a number of University of New Brunswick professors will be presenting. Looking Back and Moving Forward – The Next 100 Years of Liberal Arts – Confronting the Challenges, will be taking place at St. Thomas University this weekend from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. The conference will feature more than 50 presentations and panel discussions, as well as a number of notable keynote speakers. Ronald Wright, an award-winning novelist, historian and essayist, will be delivering the keynote address on Friday. “Our aim is to discuss how liberal arts education has been challenged by neoliberalism and corporatization, cutbacks in public funding and changes in the student population,” said organizer Professor John Coates in a press release issued Sept. 25
discussing the event. Fred Mason, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, and Emery Hyslop-Margison, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education, are among the UNB professors presenting at the event. The latter will be presenting The Decline and Fall of Democratic Learning: The Corporatization of the University. Mason will be doing a presentation entitled Losing Ground in the Run Towards Science: The Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in Kinesiology. “I’m actually the sociologist and historian in kinesiology here and since this is a conference on the arts and humanities, I decided to have a look at what the place of the arts and humanities has traditionally been in what we’ll call phys-ed or kinesiology and sort’ve where it is now,” he said. Mason said organizers of the conference were looking to show how the arts and humanities can be integrated into professional fields.
“If you want to call phys-ed or kinesiology one of those (professional fields) then this is going to bring a bit of perspective that way,” he said. Mason saw the call for conference speakers and said he had been teaching a similar subject to his classes. “It was something I had done some thinking about and had some stuff on. I also did a little bit of survey research on how many required courses there are in different places, different universities. I’ve taken a couple of the major (universities) and looked at that in terms of philosophy and sociology within kinesiology. It’s sort’ve the impetus of starting a bigger project, maybe,” Mason said. Along with a host of presentations, workshops and roundtables, other keynote speakers include Henry Giroux, Phil McShane and Dorothy Smith. For more information on the conference, call Dr. John Coates at 452-0502 or Heather Mann at 452-9672.
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news225 Alumnae reflects on UNB Hilary Paige Smith News Editor Eleanor Wees has fond memories of her time at UNB, and though 65 years have passed, she’s looking forward to coming home. Wees, now 87, graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1945 from the Faculty of Arts with an Honours in English Literature and French language. One of Wees’ fondest memories of the university, which is celebrating it’s 225th anniversary this year, was her time spent working as a library assistant in the Harriet Irving Library on campus. Wees was an aspiring librarian at the time and said the building is among her favourites on campus. Wees said Sir Howard Douglas Hall, also known as “The Old Arts Building”, was another favorite haunt on campus. “On the second floor of (The Old Arts Building) there was a large room called The Ladies Room and it was a room for the girls on the campus to socialize. Some of them played bridge and we occasionally had a supper there or something,” she said. The campus was much smaller during Wees’ time as a student and she said there were very few women in her program. “There were I think about thirteen girls in my class and the rest were all boys,” Wees said, laughing. Wees spoke lovingly of her alma mater as she recalled times spent studying, working and socializing on campus. “I felt that UNB was the best thing that happened to me in my early life, because I sort’ve grew up I think when I went there and I started to really understand what was going on around me,” she said. “I had a good social life there. I went to dances and all other things that went on
the campus and I just felt that it was a really good part of my life.” Wees was born and raised in Fredericton and lived at home instead of in the residence community. After graduating from UNB, Wees moved to Toronto and studied to be a librarian at the University of Toronto in what is now known as the Faculty of Information. After she became a certified librarian, Wees returned to Fredericton and worked at the Harriet Irving Library for six years. From here, Wees moved to Ottawa where she worked at the National Library for the remainder of her working life. Wees also married and had a son. Though Wees made a life in Canada’s capital city, she did not forget her roots; Wees returned to her hometown annually to visit when her family still lived here. Wees said her graduating class has shrunk in size over the years, but she still keeps in contact with some of her fellow graduates. “Most of the girls in my class, all I knew very well, have since died by now. There are not too many of them left, ” she said. Wees, along with 400 other alumni from 1945 to 2010, returned to Fredericton for the Homecoming 2010 celebrations commemorating the university’s 225th anniversary. “It is a reunion year for my class. 65 years. There won’t be many of us there, I don’t think, about five or six, but yes, I look forward to that and I have been to quite a number of reunions throughout the years,” she said. Wees has witnessed UNB grow, change and prosper during her reunion visits. “It was small when I was there and I’m glad that it has become quite a university… always like going back and meeting some of my classmates again.”
news225 Birthday wishes for UNB Hilary Paige Smith News Editor The University of New Brunswick is celebrating its 225th birthday this year. This week, dubbed Homecoming Week 2010 by event organizers, will see hundreds of UNB alumni returning to campus in celebration. Dr. Eddy Campbell, president of UNB, was enthusiastic and excited about the homecoming week celebrations. “For me, it’s wonderful to join an institution in which education is held in such high regard and it’s a wonderful place. It’s great to have become a part of this family. I’m very excited about it,” he said. He said visitors to campus for homecoming week are in for a lot of fun and a host of events. “It’s a time to come back and renew old friendships. It’s a time to make new friends. It’s a time to learn a little bit more about the history of the university,” he said. “It’s an awful lot of fun to be had for alumni, in particular renewing their memories of having been a student here. For students, it’s a chance to see and appreciate the folks who went before them.” Some 400 alumni will be returning to the city of Fredericton this week to celebrate the anniversary. Campbell said most students come to the university as young adults immediately after high school and leave “very different” people. “You do become transformed and the university is a very important part of their lives and for most alumni I think that is what happens and why there is this desire to come back and reminisce and just contemplate all the wonderful things that happened to you while you were a student,” he said. Mayor Brad Woodside is the longest serving mayor in Fredericton history. He called the university “one of the most wonderful assets that the city of Fredericton has”
and said it is responsible for bringing people in from all over the world to study and learn. “I don’t think the capital city of Fredericton would’ve ever grown to the extent that it has grown without the University of New Brunswick,” he said. “I want to thank them for what they’ve done in terms of recognition and information technology and research and development and all the great things that have happened right here in Fredericton,” he said. Jon O’Kane, former president of the UNBSU, is continuing his education in Toronto. O’Kane attended the Celebration of Canadian Spirit on Sept. 23, an event to celebrate the university and award honorary degrees to five distinguished Canadians. More than 700 people showed up to celebrate UNB’s anniversary. Honorary degrees were granted to Carolyn Acker, Purdy Crawford, Phil Fontaine, Clara Hughes and Alan MacGibbon. Richard J. Currie, chancellor of UNB, along with former premier and UNB alumnus Frank McKenna and UNB alumnus and award-winning singer, Anne Murray, hosted the event. “One thing that hit me hard as soon as I left the Maritimes to study in Toronto was that most universities don’t event come close to the sense of community that UNB has,” he said. “So when I went to the celebration event in Toronto, it was great to be back in the atmosphere of UNB and connect with people who shared the same experiences.” Becky McBriarty, a third year student in the Faculty of Science, said the anniversary is something that everybody on campus should be proud of. “It’s awesome that so much time has been taken to organize special events for it. There is tons going on all the time for it, so I think more people should get out and celebrate,” she said. For more details on anniversary celebrations and event, visit http://www.unb.ca/ initiatives/225/.
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Partial Homecoming 2010 schedule Beginning today, Homecoming 2010 will bring a host of events to UNB campus. Tonight, the Student Union is sponsoring an evening of comedy in the Homecoming Tent. Tickets are $5 and the evening is expected to last 90 minutes. Comedians Darrin Rose and Eddie Della Siepe will take the stage at 9 p.m. and a beer garden will be available at the event. Thursday evening will recognize the 100th anniversary of the Associated Alumnae. Students and alumni are urged to wear red and celebrate UNB’s anniversary and history with the Parade of Presidents on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. There will be a
marching band, classic automobiles, an historical aerial photograph, free kazoos for all, as well as a celebratory birthday cake. Gathering takes place from the lower gates, up Dineen Drive, on Bailey Drive or on the
great lawn in front of Sir Howard Douglas Hall. Sports on campus will be celebrated will a Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. on Saturday when UNBSJ will be pitted against UNBF at Chapman Field. There will also be a soccer game at 1 p.m. when Memorial University plays UNB. The evening will be celebrated with a beer garden and music from The Common People. There will also be a women’s dance with the Pointless Sistahs in the SUB Ballroom that evening. Beer gardens at both events will close at 12:30 a.m. Submitted by Barb MacMullin, reunion and awards co-ordinator for Associated Alumni at UNB.
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UNBSU gets set to deliver State of the Union UNBSU Student Beat Pretentious. Self-Absorbed. Irrelevant. I have heard these words used to describe the Student Union in the past. In fact, some of our greatest struggles as an organization are to engage the student population on campus and to fight the impression held by students that what we do has no impact on them, that we are in fact irrelevant. In previous years the Student Union has been accused of patting itself on the back and portraying a self-important air. I truly believe that this impression is born out of misunderstanding, but it is in reality a perception that we face on a regular basis. When I introduce myself as the UNB Student Union president to my fellow students I frequently get a shocked or impressed response and people make comments about how important that makes me. There seems to be the impression that there is some sort of gap between us and our ordinary members. This should not be the case, but I fear that the perception among students is that we are pretentious. To combat these perceptions, the Student Union would like to invite you to the hilariously pretentious Wine and Cheese Reception: State of the Union address. Come dress up, drink some
Shannon Carmont-McKinley is taking this year’s State of the Union address in a different direction.The Wine and Cheese Reception will be “hilariously pretentious”. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan wine, mix and/or mingle with other students with classy music playing in the background and we’ll take a moment to
Combating Complacency Ryan Brideau An Opinion By the time that this article goes to print our provincial election will have been decided and the new government will have a mandate for up to the next four years. At this point, even the most engaged segment of the population on campus will likely return to the activities that interest them the most, placing politics in general on the back burner until the next election. In my experience, people I know that have an interest in changing the status quo have generally shied from any form of involvement with the government for a number of reasons. What it boils down to is that, contrary to popular belief; students are incredibly engaged, just not with government. Instead they are involved in community organizations, non-governmental organizations, clubs, societies, and other groups, but they do not see involvement with, or participation in, government as a viable means to and end. This needs to change. To begin the necessary transformation, student groups of all sizes must learn how to properly organize themselves to leverage their collective power to properly represent themselves to government or any other body. As we have shifted to a society that appreciates individualism above all else, we have lost our ability to act as a collective, leaving us open to manipulation from any
group with influence over us. The first step toward addressing this problem is to identify a simple truth: that the power essential to effect change comes in two forms, money and people, but it is inherent to neither. Having money or claiming to represent a large number of people is in no way directly correlated to ones ability to use these means to execute a task. I learned this first-hand as a former Student Union executive. In hindsight, when we used to approach an individual in power and say, in effect, “We are the Student Union; we represent 6000 students,” it meant less than nothing. Not only did we not have any real power, our delusions of power made us easier to manipulate by those we sought to influence. To claim to represent an arbitrary number of students and expect that to be a means to an end, is the political equivalent of approaching an engine claiming to represent an arbitrary amount of fuel and asking it to run? The potential is there, but the results are not. Similarly, those claiming that protests are inherently effective are often more concerned with looking busy than making change. Unless a protest is carefully constructed around a larger plan that is itself designed to leverage the collective samples of power each individual has, it will inevitably fail to do anything but please the egos of its leaders.
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Time for a student bus route to Saint John Ben Hicks An Opinion Few things are more frustrating than missed opportunities. When the most sensible of ideas never gets realized because of a lack of vision or imagination, it’s enough to drive one to drink. For example, our university could, if it wanted to, significantly increase the opportunities and choices available to students at laughably minimal cost. Allow me to explain: An often overlooked fact is that what we call the “University of New Brunswick” actually consists of not one but two campuses in this province. In addition to the UNB Fredericton campus, which we all know and love, there exists its oft neglected and misunderstood sister campus: UNB Saint John. And they are separated by 116 kilometres (roughly an hour and twenty-five minute drive). Every year your tuition and tax dollars pay for the transportation of people and supplies to and from the two UNBs. University officials traveling on officially official business, UNB Professors who teach on both campuses, the transportation of documents mail and supplies – all these are paid for by the university, largely by reimbursing individuals for the price of gas. So here’s a suggestion: let’s take that money and put it towards financing a bus route going directly between UNBSJ and UNBF. This would have the added benefit of allowing UNB students from Saint John and Fredericton to attend classes on both campuses. Compared to UNB Fredericton’s roughly 8000 students, the smaller 2500 student campus of UNBSJ might seem easy to dismiss. But with worldclass courses in everything from Marine Biology to Political Science, it is likely that many Fredericton students would take the opportunity to take one or two courses in New Brunswick’s largest city if the opportunity presented itself. Many Saint John students would similarly jump at the chance to take some courses in Fredericton.
So how much would this cost? Surprisingly little. Let’s set aside the dramatically more affordable annual cost if the University purchased its own bus and employed its own driver and instead look at the going rate for simply renting a bus and making a round trip between UNBSJ and UNBF. This would be roughly $800 plus tax. If we repeated these four trips every day, for five days a week, for the Fall and Winter terms of the academic year, it comes $416,000 per year (even though this is certainly considerably larger than the actual cost, let’s use that number for the sake of argument). If we spread the cost among the 10,587 students researching and studying on UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses, we are talking about less than $45 added to each student’s tuition (these calculations are based on 2009 enrolment numbers). The possibility of imposing a modest fee for each passenger to reduce costs also exists. This is also not taking account the previously mentioned costs we already pay for the transportation of people and goods between the universities which could instead be transported by bus. This is extremely doable. So why don’t we do it? Well, some might say that if we gave student more choice in which city they took their courses in it would encourage each campus to specialize in certain subjects at the expense of others. But, as the saying goes, that’s not a bug – that’s a feature. Let’s imagine a world where Saint John students take more Philosophy courses in Fredericton, while Fredericton’s medical students spend more time in Saint John (to name just one possibility). I call that a positive step towards eliminating inefficient duplication of recourses and giving our university a more competitive advantage in the services we offer students. This one really is a no brainer. We can implement an extremely cost-effective policy that will give students more opportunity and choice. Or we can let a golden opportunity slip through our fingers. Which will it be? Ben Hicks is a first year Law Student and former editor of the UNBSJ Baron. He is currently the president of the UNB/ STU Campus Conservatives.
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UNB’s 225th Anniversary
Why do they fight? Submitted to the Bruns Oct. 13, 1944 Ed’s note: The following article was written by one of the men who has seen service overseas, and whom we are pleased and proud to see returning to our campus. You have asked me why our soldiers are fighting the Germans. For what purpose are they waging battle? What will our young men and women want when they come home? – Of course, any reply, given by one person will be only the opinion of that person an, as such, will be colored by the ideas and ideals of that person. There is – we hope – nobody so naïve as to believe that the men in our armed forces are waging war for a remapping of Europe and a reshuffle of the “balance of power”. The Canadian soldier is not fighting for merely the reconstruction of an antiquated Polish government. This war has developed into a struggle between nations holding different concepts of the “Rights of Man”; it is a conflict of ideologies; it is Democracy versus Fascism. Well, then, we are fighting for the realization of our ideas. Here follow three ideas. They are the reasons why so many of our young men and women left the comforts of their homes and took up the cruel and self-destroying practice of War. Upon these three main ideas are hinged all in the individual reasons for going on “Active Service”. The first idea is not so much an idea
as it is our immediate and necessary task. To realize this first idea will be to crush for all time to come the military powers and sinews of war of Germany and Japan. Nazism and Japanese Imperialism must be destroyed – root, stalk and branch. Even then, our victory will not be complete unless we and our Allies help establish a strong democratic government within the boundaries of those defeated countries. The second idea has only begun to dawn upon mankind. It is the stern lesson of the last thirty years. We cannot enjoy peace unless we safeguard it – with our lives, if necessary. By the same standards, democratic institutions must be treasured and carefully guarded. We cannot allow war or the threat of war to be used as a mere instrument of national policy. Nor can we allow the subjection and persecution of any peoples by Fascism, imperialism or by its successors or imitators. This second idea implies that all men are at liberty to develop in their own way and in their own time, freedom from the fear of a war every twenty-five years. Our comrades are fighting so that this idea may become a reality and armed force will only be used to protect peace and the liberty of all free peoples. The world must be made a fit place in which to live. That is the third idea or goal, the accomplishment of which entails victory over “The Five Giant Evils” – Want, Squalor, Disease, Ignorance and Idleness. We must have no
more unemployment and “breadlines” to undermine the dignity and courage of men. To put the veterans of this war into “relief-camps” would be to set in motion forces, which might destroy our democratic way of life. There must be no more crowded slums and strangling depressions. There is no need or justification for the extremes of wealth and poverty, so much in evidence in the past. These are only a few of the many evils that plagued our pre-war world. We must eliminate these evils; else they will destroy us. Our comrades do not want charity or sympathy: they want Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want and the right to live their lives in decency and with independence of thought and action. We, who live behind the human barrier, which they have thrown up against the Forces of Terror, must help them to build this better world. It is our duty to see to it that our soldiers and the soldier of all nations come home to rising standards of living. We must so order our affairs that we have Social Security for all who need it and employment for all who want it. Our comrades overseas are in action against the Forces of Oppression so that these ideas may become living realities. They have held the dykes against the tides of Barbarism; so to, we must hold the dykes against the now incoming tides of Reaction.
Fredericton (CUP) The UNB administration closed down Harriet Irving library Friday night, three hours early. Chief librarian Dr. Gertrude Gunn was unavailable over the weekend to explain the action. Administration president Colin Mackay refused to comment. The excitement began Friday morning when Mobilization SDS published a pamphlet entitled, ‘Fuck the ID cards!’ The pamphlet said that ID cards were the beginning of a police-state atmosphere at UNB and suggested that students destroy their ID cards. “Mobilization SDS is a group dedicated to radical action” said SDS member Dave Hallam, a fourth-year philosophy student. It is associated with students for a Democratic society in the United States. Several SDS members went to the library Friday evening and Saturday afternoon to protest against compulsory use of ID cards to sign books out. The administration began the practice this term. The demonstrators took books from
the stacks and tried to sign them out Friday night. When asked for their ID cards, each of the demonstrators handed the librarian a letter protesting the use of ID cards. The letter emphasized that the bearer felt the compulsory use of ID cards to sign out books was a “definite erosion of civil liberties and and democracy. “ID cards are dangerous because they can be used to deny people of New Brunswick free access to campus and its facilities,” said the letter. “This sort of elitist behaviour is a reflection of the elitist, non-representative and undemocratic composition of the Board of Governors.” The letter said demonstrations would continue until the administration ceased demanding ID cards. On Sunday afternoon they handed the librarian a pamphlet, ‘Why we should chuck the ID cards?’ which explained the Friday protest and gave two examples of security forcing people to show their ID cards, last year. The pamphlet also urged all students to join the demonstration. At both demonstrations administration deans showed up to confront the
Ken Quigley Mar. 27, 1986 Despite council voting 12 to 2 to call for Student Union President John Bosnitch’s resignation, Bosnitch plans to disregard the authority of the elected representatives and await the new council. The meeting began with Arts representative, Stephen Smith, moving to suspend the agenda, (which Chairman Oliver Konez claimed did not exist) and in its place establish the motions of John Bosnitch’s resignation; Hugh Brown’s resignation of Vice-President Services; and the acceptance of Jeff Collin’s resignation as Assistant VP Services. The first indication of how the night would proceed occurred when Bosnitch insisted that he be the mover of the motion to call for his own resignation stating “to prove how meaningless the whole thing is”. In an effort to pinpoint a time on which the resignation be submitted, Council suggested midnight Wednesday. Bosnitch seconded this motion, which subsequently passed. With that done, the charges were listed on which the resignation call was based. These included John’s involvement in
the poster issue (dealt with in last week’s Brunswickan), and the misleading of Council in regards to said poster issue and the surrounding events. In regards to the poster issue Bosnitch has appeared on CHSR claiming that he had no involvement in it at all; he told The Brunswickan Editor and others that he designed, wrote, and printed the Downey’s Monkeys poster; and with the assistance of VP Services Hugh Brown collected a photo of SUB Director Kim Norris from The Brunswickan. A picture that was used in three of the five posters in question. From there he informed the Council it was all in a “friendly, humourous” act between himself and Kim Norris. These statements were made without the consultation of the SUB Director, who described his reaction as “furious” upon seeing the posters. Furthermore the possibility of them being in the mood and context in which John suggests, Kim describes as “ridiculous”. In an apologetic gesture, Bosnitch sent a letter of regret regarding the posters and the incidents surrounding them, to the Editor of The Brunswickan and Kim Norris. In his words “the issue has been made into a political football by the most ruthless of opportunists.”
Mobilization refuses to show ID cards, confront Dean MacNutt The Brunswickan Sept. 17, 1968
Bosnitch ignores Council calling for his resignation
protestors. Science dean C.W. Argue and one of his department heads, Al Boone of physics, were there Friday and Arts dean MacNutt Saturday. The demonstrations said that they were dealing with the librarian Friday night when Argiue and Boone stepped in. Norm Strax, one of the demonstrators, is a professor in Boone’s department. “Argue and Boone said they wouldn’t discuss the issue with us,” said one of the demonstrators. “They said they were under orders right from the top.” After some discussion Strax was allowed to take five books because he was a faculty member. “I asked Argue if this meant students were inferior to faculty. He said no, he thought students were superior. But as far as the library was concerned he knew only about faculty not students,” said Strax. At 8:00 p.m. Argue said that if they were going to persist in in the demonstration, the library would be closed. “We said we would persist and they closed the library for the rest of the night,” said Hallam.
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Let everyone know whats on your mind.
“Shows at the Cellar.”
“The McConnel Hall cheer off.”
“My first UNB hockey game.”
“Last class bash.”
“The proximity of hand sanitizer.”
“Being in the Brunswickan.”
“Meeting people at the SUB.”
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Pandemonium parties its way to Fredericton
Decentralized Dance Parties are characterized by a roaming DJ equipped with an FM transmitter who wanders the city playing tunes. Anyone who is inclined to join the party should bring their own boombox, tune into the radio station and join the gathering crowd. Uncredited / Tom & Gary’s Dynamic Dance Party Delivery Service Alison Clack Arts Editor There’s a party forming like a bad storm, and rolling over the Rockies, across the prairies and headed for the East Coast. You may have heard of Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party, the event invitations spread around Facebook like wildfire in the past month. While the ability to have such a massive and apparently insane dance party might seem dubious in the face of liquor laws and noise complaints cocreator, Gary Lachance says there’s been little issues with the police thus far. “That’s been one of the biggest surprising of doing these. At least in Vancouver the cops have been really great,” explains Lachance, “We realize that doing one of these is a little crazy and [the police] have showed up for pretty much every party to see what’s going on but we’re just always respectful. Everyone’s just singing and dancing having a good time, not wrecking anything or getting in any fights.” While a little bit of debauchery seems to be at the heart of the parties, Lachance assures party goers that while
liquor may be featured in the festivities it is not a central part. A number of past decentralized party participants have in fact told Lachance that they stayed up and danced all night despite not having a single drop of liquor. “That’s the thing with these parties, when you go to the bar it’s just such a boring atmosphere that you sort of have to get drunk to have a good time. With this it’s a totally different scenario. Anybody any age can come out, we can go wherever and just have fun all over the city. It’s not really about the drinking at all; it’s just about having fun.” This party-hearty attitude started off innocently enough. Lachance explains that the idea stemmed from a bike riding event that him and co-creator, Tom used to participate in. They, and about 100 other people, would get together and bike around Vancouver with their iPods hooked up to a boombox. “One night, this other guy brought his own too. Both our iPods died so we tuned the radios into the same radio station. It was a really cool effect having two sound systems playing the same thing so, the idea just came to us. What
if we had a 100 boomboxes doing the same thing? So, then we got the FM transmitter and became the radio station.” That was in 2006. Three years later, in the summer of 2009, the boys held their first decentralized party. Lachance says the party was held on a hidden beach outside of town and only 20 or so close friends attended. However, the boys had bigger things in mind. “Right from the start we said our goal was to increase it a 100 fold - it was a little bit of a joke but it was something to go for – but it actually turned out happening. We had 2,000 people show up for our last Olympic party only six months later.” And plans for the two-man party engine are still growing. “After this tour our goal is to go to every single country on the face of the Earth,” said a very serious Lachance, “the centre piece of that will be the ‘-stan tour.’ All the ‘-stans’ like Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Oh - and Transnistria!” While not a ‘-stan’ country, Lachance explains that Transnistria is a unique
place that they don’t want to miss. Lachance said he heard of the place by chance while joining Horse the band for their world tour. While travelling in the Balkans between Moldova and the Ukraine, they passed the country in question. “It’s this crazy strip of land between the two countries that formed when the Soviet Union collapsed. A bunch of crazy Russian generals made their own country in the middle there. It’s called a phantom state – meaning no country recognizes it as a state. They call it Europe’s black-hole.” When questioned about wanting to go to such a random and seemingly dangerous country Lachance simply replied, “Yeah, it’s our number one. And North Korea.” While the guys have big plans in mind for the future, for now they’re staying in Canada. The guys originally drafted up a cross-Canada tour with over a dozen cities, but resources and money have caused them to postpone some of the stops until the spring. For now, the two are planning a brief five day fall tour in the Prairies, Toronto and are making a more unexpected stop
in Fredericton. “The response was totally crazy. The Facebook event page for Fredericton is crazy – and we only know like, two people from Fredericton!” For now the unlikely stop is the only one east of Montreal, but all of the stops still depend on some funding from partygoers across Canada. Tom & Gary’s Dynamic Dance Party Delivery Service have posted their venture on a fundraising website called indiegogo.com and are urging people who are planning on attending the party to give a donation to help them with transportation and costs. As it stands now some of the cities’ fundraising looks less than impressive. Despite Lachance saying it showed the best Facebook response, Fredericton has only raised $35 as of Sept. 26 and even Saskatoon, who has raised the most money, only has $285 to show for its efforts. The tour starts this Saturday, Oct. 2 in Saskatoon. It makes its East Coast stop in Fredericton just before Thanksgiving on Oct. 9, then heads back out West to finish off the tour in Calgary on Oct. 16.
International dance festival swings over to NB Haley Ryan The Brunswickan Ladies, get ready to sweat. Fredericton will be home to the Dikita Women’s Festival this weekend, where females of all ages can learn dance styles from Africa and the Caribbean. The festival runs from Oct. 1-2 and takes place at the Fredericton Arts and Learning Centre on Charlotte Street. It has previously only been held in Halifax, but the CEO of the Maritime Centre for African Dance, Mufaro Chakabuda, says she is happy to be moving the festival outside of Nova Scotia.
“The reality is we’ve been having it here so long and it’s time to change it up,” she said. The city has been chosen as the 2010 destination because Chakabuda and her dance instructors have been offering workshops and classes here for the past two years. She said she has met many talented New Brunswick dancers, and some will even be teaching classes for the festival. This year’s theme is “Love Your Bodies.” Chakabuda says all of the dance styles and forms of expression showed during the festival help women to see how beautiful they really are. Artistic
belly dance, hip hop, lyrical, flamenco, yoga and “creative dance” (which is a marriage of hip hop and Caribbean moves) are some of the classes offered. Chakabuda, who grew up in Zimbabwe, is very passionate about helping women appreciate their bodies the way they are. She was always told that “beauty was hips,” and in her country the less you had, the less attractive you were. “You are encouraged to love your body through dance,” she said about Dikita, which means “sweat it out” in the Shona language from Zimbabwe. The notion that having curvy hips is a good thing, may be as alien to some
Canadian women as the dance styles they learn, but that’s what the festival is trying to address. “Women have so many labels these days. Mother, girlfriend, wife, daughter... we have a lot to shoulder,” she said. Chakabuda says that empowerment is what she wants everyone to take away from the weekend, and hopes the festival provides a space for women to “just be.” “It’s about thinking outside the box and having fun... letting loose.” After a day of workshops, the students and their guests will gather together for a final dance and dinner, where they
can show off what they’ve learned. The underlying cultural theme this year is the Caribbean, so along with experiencing dances from that area, Caribbean dishes will be served. “There will be lots of food, lots of chatter and music and dance,” Chakabuda said. The opening ceremony on Friday night starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free for the public. No pre-registration is needed, and all are welcome to show up at the door. The price for the whole festival is $125, but for those who just want to attend a workshop it is $15, and to just attend the final dinner and dance is $20.
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Breaking the Curse with F-Studio
Pauly Shore is definitely not dead
Matt Belyea Arts Reporter A new bar has made its way into the heart of the downtown tannery. Up the wooden staircase and above Jack’s Pizza a colourful banner welcomes all to F-Studio Arts & Entertainment. The “F” in F-Studio is open to interpretation, only adding to the curiosity surrounding the direction and fate of the new bar. Leaving the name open ended demands imagination and that imagination seems to be echoed within its walls. Guitarist Adam Keating was performing as I made my way in. “F-Studio is on track to be one of the best music venues in Fredericton, and has already become a hangout for many of its best musicians,” says Keating. F-Studio was created out of originality as an alternative to the current bar scene. Coowner Pat Corkum led me to the back and sat down on a black leather couch where he went over the concept of F-Studio. “I didn’t want to have the same thing that’s in the city already. If you build something different you’re going to get different people who come out. A lot of people want to go out but don’t want to feel like a sardine or a teeny bopper.” F-Studio’s ambiance attracts a mature crowd where photography and music are consumed and appreciated. The small but swanky bar room is complimented by high marble tables and a full performers area. “I wanted something cosy”, said Corkum. The dark hardwood floor is outlined by deep red walls decorated with Steve Donovan’s photography. The bar is both a hangout and a photography studio where Donovan holds basic workshops and tutorials. The spot is getting established, and already has a full list of talented musicians
that normally would have totally offended me, and could not bring myself to feel guilty about it. You can’t help but laugh at somebody with Pauly’s demeanour, from his almost babyish face to his obviously inebriated state. And once he looks out at the audience and giggles his trademark line, “Hey buuuuuddy,” there’s no way you’re not laughing. Pauly’s energy was fantastic. I’m still not sure if he was actually intoxicated or if it was just part of his act, but he was able to simultaneously mock himself, the audience and Fredericton all in one sentence. A good portion of his set was spent picking on individual crowd members who all deserve a pat on the back for being such good sports. The opening act deserves as much praise as Pauly himself; his touring partner Sandy Dantos, a self proclaimed “love child of Jack Black and Jim Belushi,” opened with a tearful, off-key Spanish ballad, and it only got better from there. My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to be the butt of one of his jokes, and despite some serious embarrassment, I was still laughing. His ability to improvise and unexpectedly throw in ridiculous one liners made his set fantastic. Dantos was marijuanafueled stoner humour at its best. Seeing Pauly Shore live was an unforgettable experience and one that nobody in the audience will likely soon forget. The Weasel came, the Weasel mocked, the Weasel conquered. Oh, and SUB-goers be warned: there’s Pauly Shore spit embedded in to the stage carpet. Don’t ask.
Pauly Shore leaves his mark (good or bad) on the UNB stage.
Maggie DeWolfe The Brunswickan
During the day F-Studio houses a photostudio at night it hosts a bar with nightly live music. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan in and out daily. Corkum explained that there has been a steady flow of performers throughout the week, including blues musician Doc Maclean. The Studio’s success keeps rising in the face of an unlucky streak that has haunted the place in previous years. A pattern of failure has plagued the location for many entrepreneurs. Some who have tried and failed include Afterdark, The Attic, G-spot, and Manhattan Brass. When asked about the fate of the other bars who have occupied the vacancy, Corkum held his breath and said, “All I know is that they didn’t work.” Still, Corkum and his clientele seem optimistic they can break the curse. “It’s improving every day and there’s
always something different.” A yearly membership can be bought for $20 which gives members special deals including a dollar off all regular beer. “It’s worth it because you can make your money back in one or two visits.” says Keating. F-Studio opens weekdays at 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. It’s a great spot to stop in and relax, have a meeting or catch up with an old friend. For a comprehensive look at its structure and photography, visit their website at www.fstopstudiogallery. ifp3.com. It can be fun, fabulous, fantastic or fulfilling. “The ‘F’ can be whatever you want it to be.”
The Student Union Building cafeteria has likely seen its share of debauchery over the years, but last Thursday Pauly Shore took it to a whole new level. The stand-up comic, famous for classic 90s movies such as Encino Man and Son in Law, stopped by the SUB cafeteria on his North American tour. And, to put it mildly, he left a mark on the audience. The moment he started speaking in his internationally known stoner drawl, people were laughing. Shore’s infamously raunchy humour had the audience in tears; from making explicitly racist, sexist jokes directed at individual crowd members, to mocking fellow celebrities’ drug problems to pantomiming masturbation Pauly definitely brought a new experience to the cafeteria stage. What I found most remarkable about Pauly’s set was the way he took political incorrectness to an extreme with an ease that was almost disturbing. I caught myself laughing at jokes
It’ll be like this, only less parchment and more kazoos.
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Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 UNB Fredericton campus Watch some of UNB’s most storied personalities pass before your eyes, and then take your place among them. Join us before 1:00 p.m. along the parade route (from the Lady Beaverbrook Rink parking lot on University Avenue to Dineen Drive, to Bailey Drive.) Then be a part of our 225th anniversary cake cutting at Sir Howard Douglas Hall.
Make sure you’re wearing red for the historic group photo! Photo: The 1949 Encaenia procession Archives and Special Collections, Harriet Irving Library, UNB.
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There’s fire on those banjo strings Haley Ryan The Brunswickan Maritime folk singer Old Man Luedecke will be plucking his way into people’s heart strings this weekend with a live, high-energy performance downtown. No stranger to Fredericton, Chris (Old Man) Luedecke has performed multiple times over the past few years in the city: at the Wilser’s Room when the ECMA’s were hosted here, two years ago at Harvest Jazz & Blues and last spring at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre for a sold out crowd. This time, on Oct. 1, the Wilmot United Church will be filled with sounds of his banjo and charming twangy voice. Luedecke said he’s played in churches many times and always enjoys the experience. “They’re really good for people playing solo,” he said. “I’m always more comfortable with just myself and the audience.” The banjo found Luedecke (pronounced Lou-de-kah) in 1998 when
he was living in the Yukon. A friend of his had one and let him practice on the instrument. When he moved a few years later, following the woman he loved, he bought his own and found a niche playing in open mike nights. The Juno award winner (best traditional folk album 2008) had fallen for a girl who attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, so he made the bold move to come to the East Coast. “I was nourished in the Halifax scene,” he said. Regarding his style of folk, “I had a taste for it and pursued it. The chance to try it out on an audience was the opportunity.” The singer-songwriter counts Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger among his influences, and recalls that when he was growing up Ashley MacIsaac was “the biggest thing.” Luedecke says he never wanted to be a rock star, and that he was drawn to folk music partly because of its lack of pretentiousness. “I always liked bagpipe music at pa-
Chris (Old Man) Leudecke was born in Toronto but has now made his home in Nova Scotia. Mark Maryanovich
rades, always enjoyed folk and traditional music. In high school I didn’t think I had the arrogance and ego (for rock) ... folk is more for oneself.” He says that his life has had its share of uncertainty, largely because of the instrument he’s chosen - after all, banjo music isn’t exactly Top 40 material. But he wouldn’t have it any other way. Luedecke says the unique pull of the banjo is the great rhythm and different sound it produces, as opposed to an acoustic guitar. Luedecke is on tour promoting his fourth album My Hands Are on Fire and Other Love Songs, but really he’s been “on tour” for years now. “I’m constantly performing,” he said. “I don’t really have to do a big world tour and then be gone for six weeks.” Last week he was at a folk festival in California, and after the Fredericton show he will travel to Cape Breton, with the next week finding him in Alberta. Soon after those shows he’ll hop across the pond to play in England, Scotland and Ireland. Such a schedule may seem hectic and draining, but for Luedecke it’s all about the chance to perform. “I’m fairly driven...it’s pretty great to be able to do it. I just love playing, it’s important for me to get that out.” Luedecke and his wife discovered the South Shore of Nova Scotia and are now settled in the town of Chester. He says if he could play five nights of the week at home and have a sold out crowd every night, he probably would. But for now he’s sharing his witty lyrics and foot stomping, hand clapping numbers with the rest of us. Doors for the show open at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Old Man Luedecke will be playing from 8 -10 p.m. You can buy tickets at Read’s Newsstand and Backstreet Records for $20, or purchase ones for $25 at the door.
Caught hook, (first) line and sinker Brian Reads Books Brian Savoie When it comes to books there are two things that are key to hook a reader in: the title and the first line of that book. In the case of the novel Heaven is Small by Emily Schultz, both were definitely present. Being bored on Wednesday at noon, as I usually am, I decided to attend the Brunswickan meeting desperate for something to fill my time. So I browsed the stack of novels that they get sent to them on a regular basis, hoping that something would catch my eye. Heaven is Small, for whatever reason, stood out to me. I just had to pick it up and see what it was about. The title was no doubt interesting so I opened the cover to read the first line to see if it held anything promising and this is what my eyes were met with: “Moments after his death, an event he failed to notice, Gordon Small sought new employment.” If that doesn’t get a reader interested, nothing will. So right from the beginning, the novel takes place in a unique situation and setting. Gordon Small, our protagonist, is a member of the recently deceased who becomes part of an undead work force at a romantic book publishing company. The story is essentially Gordon’s self-discovery, while coming to the realization that he has in fact dead. The plot is unique and is quite unlike anything that I have read before. How many of us can say that we have read a novel about dead people working for a risqué, romantic book publisher?
There were some things however, that stuck out at me that I found quite distracting. The big one was that Mrs. Schultz chose to give almost every character a last name that was indicative of some aspect of their personality or relationship to Gordon; “Gordon Small”, “Chloe Gold”, “Lillian Payne”, etc. It was all quaint, but this isn’t Charles Dickens era here and descriptive names tend to be a bit archaic, especially in the novel world. The other negative thing I have to say about the book is that I have a distinct impression of their being more story to tell. The novel is not a long one, coming in at
under 250 pages, all of which have fairly big print. Maybe I just liked the book too much and wanted there to be more, but I couldn’t help but feeling the end came on too fast and I was not the biggest fan of the ending as it is. It wasn’t that the content of the ending wasn’t up to par, it was the rushed feeling of it all. All I’m saying is that I want another 20 pages of story and I could be happy. Is that too much to ask for Emily? Is it? In the end, the book kept my attention and created a totally unique and interesting world. I’m going to go ahead and give it three and a half dead people out of five.
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Admiring UNB’s unique, architectural beauty Alison Clack Arts Editor You might be missing something important when you go to your classes today. No, it’s not missing notes or a test you forgot to study for. It’s the buildings you’re studying in. When is the last time you took the time to have a look at the unique architecture that surrounds you on this campus? If you need a guide to help navigate the campus, John Leroux has just finished a book which you will find useful. Building a University: The Architecture of UNB will be officially launched this week and if you have the chance to check out the book you’ll learn a lot about the campus. Leroux, who is an architect working in Fredericton, was commissioned to write the book for the campus’s 225th anniversary. Despite having worked himself tired on Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History Leroux couldn’t pass up the opportunity. “It’s funny, once I was done Building New Brunswick I was so worn out I told myself I wouldn’t do another book for another couple years, but within a few months
I was asked to do two more and I said yes to both of them. You can’t turn it down.” Leroux’s love of UNB’s buildings started long ago. “I was always interested. As a very young kid growing up in Barker’s Point, I remember looking across the river and seeing this series of red brick cubes running up the hill. I’ve always been conscious of it from as early as I can remember,” says Leroux. If you’re looking for somewhere to start Leroux says that his personal favourite building would have to be Memorial Hall. “Everything it represents a memorial to fallen students, to a quality of work, to what it actually contains within its arts centre, to the theatre and the stained glass. It’s just the quality of construction,” are the reasons Leroux lists for choosing Memorial Hall. Beyond being a beautiful history, Leoux explains that building, which mainly hosts the UNB Arts Centre and the theatre now, had a more diverse history. “A lot of people don’t realize it used to be a chemistry lab for years. When it was built UNB had almost no buildings. So, this was kind of a catch all; it housed
A number of bulidings have changed over the years, take for example this photo of the Lady Beaverbrook Gym from 1941. Submitted
a lot of classrooms and labs as well as the theatre. Everyone who went to UNB in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s had a class in Memorial Hall.” Another space that Leroux urges students to take a look at is the atriums of the Alumni Memorial Building. Whether or not you’ve noticed it, the atrium features a beautiful war memorial for UNB students. “What’s neat is that it used to be the Student Union Building for about 13 years. So, right at the hub of [UNB] was this war memorial to all of the students who were killed in World War I and World War II. Every student passed by here several times a day and would see that no matter whether you came from below or above.” One unavoidable aspect of UNB’s architecture is of course its red brick, but another part of the conformity is the neo-Georgian architecture. “The cafeteria, the academic buildings and the residences all look the same. And really, I think that it was an opportunity lost,” says Leroux about the design debates over the current SUB’s construction. “The design of the SUB was actually up to a referendum between the Georgian design and a more modern one,” explains Leroux, “People forget now that the ‘60s were very progressive times. People loved modern architecture. They thought [the Georgian style] was dated and really limited.” As far as some interesting histories go, UNB’s SUB isn’t the only building with one. “The electrical engineering building was originally the gym. Before, it was this tiny, little cubicle of a gym. They didn’t even have bleachers if you wanted to come out and watch the games. During World War II it was also a training facility for the RCAF.” Leroux also said some notable people
In the mid-60s UNB held a referendum concering the design of the to-be-built Student Union Building. Above is the Brunswickan’s coverage from April, 1966. Submitted have been around to open different spaces now. When they put the new building there around campus. He explained that when they had to truck the house across the street Robert Kennedy was here to receive his to where it sits now.” honorary degree he also took some time The book launch for Leroux’s Building to officially open the Sir Max Aitken Pool. a University: The Architecture of UNB will Other stories including physically mov- happen Oct. 1. The launch will start at ing some buildings. 2 p.m. in the UNB Arts Centre. Copies “The [Neville Homestead] was origin- of the book itself can be ordered on the ally where Residence Administration is UNB website.
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UNB wrestlers to participate in Commonwealth Games
Christopher Cameron Sports Editor Tomorrow, two UNB Black Bear wrestlers will make the trip to Delhi, India for the nineteenth Commonwealth Games. Eric Feunekes and Promise Mwenga, both members of the club, will participate in their first multi-sport games with their competition beginning next Tuesday. Feunekes, a fourth year engineering student at UNB and a Fredericton native, is excited to participate. “It is definitely the top one for me on my list of competitions I’ve competed in,” said Feunekes. “I have been around the world to a couple different countries, but it has always been at a lower level. I’ve always competed at the junior level which is 18-20 years old so this will a completely different experience for me.” Although being a Commonwealth Games participant means a larger audience and more pressure to perform, Feunekes is not overly concerned about being nervous. “It kind of makes me slightly nervous,” he said. “We have a pretty good support staff for the wrestling team at UNB. One of those guys is Ryan Hamilton, a sports psychologist. I do get nervous, but I’m pretty confident that as the time comes I can calm myself down. It’s just wrestling. I’ve had a thousand matches and these are just a few more.” Mwenga, a former UNB student, is still a member of the club and will be competing in the 50-55 kg class at the games. Now 27 years old, he is a veteran of the sport. Having participated in the Pan American Games in 2007, he knows what it means to compete as a Canadian. “I think I tear up a little every time,” he said. “It is because you’re representing a nation and as I said I am very community oriented and like to do a lot of stuff with the local talent. For me when I wear the Canada flag it is not that I am just representing Canada, I am representing New Brunswick and the Maritimes too. We tend to be a smaller province on the headline scale, so I have to represent my country and my province.” Mwenga has been working with Feunekes since he first started practicing with the team in grade ten. Back then they were partners in practice as they were similar
Fourth year engineering student (above) Eric Feunekes will make the trip to India tomorrow for the Commonwealth Games. He will be accompanied with Black Bear’s teammate Promise Mwenga and coach Don Ryan. Mwenga will begin his competition Tuesday while Feunekes will kick off his competition on Wednesday. Sandy Chase / The Brunswickan sizes. Mwenga remembers the inexperienced Feunekes being thrown around as if he was a rag doll. “Back then he was my size. I used to beat on him pretty bad, obviously because I was the veteran,” said Mwenga. “Over the years he outgrew me height and width wise and is a lot bigger. He has learned so much that sometimes we joke about how we trained way back when we were younger. We trained hard and mean.” Mwenga continued, discussing how much abuse Feunekes took over this first summer practicing with the team. “We humoured him the first week he started practicing with us,” he said. “He’s
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going to get knocked down a few times and hes not going to come back we would say. He kept coming back. For the entire summer I don’t think he scored a single point and I don’t think he went home without a bloody nose. By the next year he was a powerhouse.” As both athletes step aside from competing with the regular Black Bears team, they know they would not be where they are without the support of the team. Feunekes gives credit to his team for being there for them. “The funny thing is that although wrestling is an individual sport when you’re on the mat, the team plays a huge role,” said Feunekes. “I cannot walk out on the mat
and practice by myself. I need the support of my team and I need people to show up to train with.” He was in the opposite situation over the summer as Shawn Daye-Finley was training for the World Junior Championship over the summer. “He was training for the worlds last summer so I was out there helping him practice when maybe I didn’t want to everyday, but I was there,” said Feunekes. “It’s the same thing with him, he comes out for me as well as the other guys on my team to help me train.” Black Bears Head Coach Don Ryan will also be travelling to New Delhi with the
What result is necessary for this season to be considered successful for the men’s hockey team?
CIS Championship. Two championships in the last four seasons. Then losing in the AUS semi-finals last year means we need to make up for it this season. With next to no rollover in the roster we should expect UNB to hoist the Cavendish Cup.
The only result that can be seen as a success is if they win the national championship. Anything else will be seen as coming up short. This is no doubt a tall order, but I’m positive Coach Mac and his squad feels the same way. They have to the team do it. Go big or go home.
When you have a history like the hockey team does, the bar is set very high. I would say their season will be successful with an AUS title. If they don’t win that, then they are going to have to make up for it by winning the Cavendish Cup.
wrestlers as the wrestling coach for Canada. Having watched Mwenga and Feunekes come up through the program he knows that both athletes have the skills and deserve to be participating in the games. “I am very proud with Promise and Eric. Their time and effort and dedication to the sport is paying off,” said Ryan. “They’re able to have success at an international level making a team such as the Commonwealth Games.” With both athletes having international experience, he expects both to be successful. “I’m looking at Promise to win it or be in the top two and I’m looking for Eric to be in the Bronze Medal match,” said Ryan.
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The team is looking for perfection. Undefeated in the regular season and a national title. Anything less will be deemed a failure by the team.
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Behind the Bench: Andy Cameron
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From the Grill: Parity John Robb An Opinion The Big League Buzz Word Parity. All of the North American sports leagues are striving for it. It helps to promote the sport in the smaller markets. So who is doing it right? Who needs help? Let’s look at the stats. The easy choice for best pro league at parity is the NFL. Sportscasters have gone on about the Super Bowl curse, but a closer look shows even more impressive numbers. Over the last five years there have been no fewer than six new playoff teams that were not in the playoffs the previous season. That is half of the playoff spots going to new teams so it is hard to argue numbers like that. As far as the parity loser, the title has to go to MLB. Salary cap or not, the big market teams seem to have a limitless pit of cash to throw at free agents. When a team like the Yankees can sign a player just to keep another contending team from getting him, that is where I see a problem. It is hard for a team to compete when they are working with a quarter of the pay roll. Gone, my friends, are the days of the dynasty. The leagues do not want them. It is all about spreading the love around. So do not expect to see the Saints in the Super Bowl this year (sorry, Chris). The Story of Quebec City and the Peg The talk turns again to the reestablishing of teams in Quebec City and Winnipeg. As a hockey fan and Canadian (they really are one and the same) the idea seems great to me. The fan base in those markets would likely overcome the lack of corporate monies that some teams rely on. Not to mention, who doesn’t like the idea of
Christopher Cameron Sports Editor Entering his eighth season with the Varsity Reds women’s soccer program, Andy Cameron is this week’s featured coach in Behind the Bench. With 24 years of experience coaching, coupled with varsity experience with UPEI, Cameron brings knowledge of the game the Reds program needs as it continues to build. He discusses his time with the program thus far, as well as some coaching techniques. Brunswickan: What do you look for in a player when deciding on your roster? Andy Cameron: Obviously there is basic technical ability, athletic ability, technical awareness, and then there is the attitude and commitment to develop a winning program. B: What experience do you have as a soccer player yourself? Where did you play and for how long? AC: I grew up in PEI playing soccer. I played at the university there for five seasons in the early ’80s. Then I went on to train with the national Olympic team. B: What is your fondest memory as a V-Red coach? AC: I think the first season I coached we made the playoffs by scoring a goal in the last minute of the last game of the season and then had to wait for a result to make the playoffs. That was a pretty exciting time. Scoring the goal in the last minute gave us a tie and then waiting for the result was a pretty tense time until it came in. B: Prior to a game what do you do to get your players prepared for the matchup? AC: I think it is more about the preparation leading up to the game. The week of practice before hopefully means you do not need to do a whole lot just prior to the game. Hopefully you have done the work during the week and then it is just up to the players to get themselves ready. We just make a few technically adjustments based on your opponents and then away we go. B: Going into a season do you set a goal for yourself as a coach? AC: You set the goal to make the playoffs and compete when you get there. Other than that you are looking at developing players. That’s the job of a coach. At the end of each season you reflect on the season and as long as you have developed the program and moved the yardstick then you know you have to be relatively pleased with yourself. Coaches are pretty hard on themselves and set a pretty high standard. B: How do you gauge the success of your season aside from the wins and losses? AC: I think you can play a perfect game and lose, so it’s about measuring the performance of the group of players and individual players and getting the quality of play over the season. If you beat yourself up over wins and losses over time, you aren’t going to stay in the business. We gauge your development by the commitment that you get from your players and the quality of play. B: Do you follow your players and ensure they are doing great off the field aside from on the field? AC: Yes, certainly they are here for school and soccer. I am very lucky that in the women’s soccer program for the most part the students are very strong students. For the most part they are above average. We monitor marks the best we can.
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the Nordiques versus the Jets in a cup final? Here is why it won’t happen. These two cities and the owners would have to come up with some high dough to build state of the art arenas. Who, pray tell, would they hit up for some of that money? Well the municipal, provincial and federal governments of course. Suppose, and this is far fetched, the governments decided to give the cash out to help build those stadiums. Other teams would come out of the woodwork asking for money. Teams like the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers for instance might be up in arms. They have had to build their new stadium on the campus of the University of Manitoba to make it economically viable. Then of course, who pays for all that federal and provincial and municipal money? Well, you and I my friends. Can you say 8 per cent GST again? The other obvious reason is Gary Bettman is an idiot. Sorry, I am not a fan of the current commissioner of the NHL. He has wedged teams into markets that are doomed to failure. Who wants to go to a hockey game in Glendale, Arizona anyway? Canucks on vacation may attend, but aside from that the proof is in the numbers. Phoenix is projected to lose more money this year than last. Even when an owner with deep pockets (Canadian billionaire Jerry Reinsdorf, Dave Thomson, and the dreaded Ballsille monster) steps up to buy the team they are met with stipulations. Like sound businessmen, they know that if the tickets sold cannot pay for the players’ salary you have an economical nightmare. Instead, Gary puts the hammer down, or gets the judge to, and tightens the leash of the desert dogs. At least it is close to Vegas so we can see Céline Dion. That is like being in Quebec right?
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Finding the right exercise routine for you Amy Page Staff Writer Are you bored with the same old running trail? How about the same monotonous workout routine at the gym? Or maybe you don’t have a regular exercise routine because you get bored easily or have not found anything that you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be this way. It is necessary to find something that you enjoy, otherwise you will not want to stick with a workout routine. Exercise is important not only for your physical body, but also your mental and emotional self. Exercise can offer a great escape for stress as well as giving your brain a break between studies. I know that most of these activities listed below require money, however there are so many ways to get the exercise you need while still having fun at affordable prices. On the UNB campus there are a number of activities that many students do not know about or do not take time to find out about. Sometimes you just have to jump out of your comfort zone and try something new; who knows, maybe you will love it. Dancing is a great way to have fun
while exercising. UNB offers a variety of new beginner dance classes as well as a few intermediate lessons. Classes such as contemporary dance, latin, jazz, hip hop and even belly dancing. Anyone can sign up for dance lessons even if you have never danced before. Go meet new people and have fun. If you prefer something a little slower but still mentally and physically challenging, why not try one of the many Pilates or yoga classes offered. With a number of different styles and levels you are sure to find one that suits your style. If you like to turn up the heat there is even a hot yoga class that incorporates a pre-heated room to really challenge your focus and mental strength with the physical. If none of these peek your interest, check out the SMA pool. There are open swims that take place Monday to Thursday night. The pool also offers lap swims in the morning, at lunch and supper during the weekdays. Though some people think that exercising at home may not be effective or exciting you may be surprised. How about buying or renting a fitness DVD. There are dance videos or Pilates videos that can get you exercising without even
Brian goes for a run Brian Savoie Staff Writer
Exercising is something that needs to fit your lifestyle. Finding what works for you. Amy Page breaks down what is available on campus. UNB Campus Recreation has many different facilities to suit every individual. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan leaving your living room. Grab some friends as simple as walking downtown or bowland get together to have some fun. If you ing at Kingswood will give you the time are more self conscious or don’t feel that you to relax and unwind. You will never know have time to travel to and from a gym, this until you try. If you are looking for more informamay be a great way to work out for you. There are numerous ways to enjoy and tion on prices, times or anything else switch up your boring workout routine. concerning physical activities on campus, Grab some friends and start exploring information can be found on the Campus UNB and Fredericton, you would be Recreation website: http://campusrec. surprised what you can find. Something unbf.ca/index.html.
The science is just in and, shockingly, researchers have concluded that running is in fact healthy and incredibly beneficial to the average human being. Okay, I’m just kidding. In reality the science has been known for years now, and further research has only confirmed that running, a simple form of human exercise, is one of the best. The list of benefits that are positively correlated with running is a long one which includes: improved cardiovascular health, improved bone health, weight loss, stress relief, lowering cancer and disease rates and improving overall mental health. All of these benefits come from just a few kilometres of jogging every day. The long term benefits of running are also incredible. Running has been shown to slow down the aging process in many ways, including combating bone and muscle loss and lowering the risk of disease and cancer. In fact, people who run on a regular basis are healthier than their sedentary counterparts, right down to the cellular level. People who run regularly lose less of their telomeres when their cells divide than those who don’t run at all. Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA during cell division. This is leading researchers to believe this is a key factor in why running slows down the aging process. Every time a cell divides, telomeres get “snipped” and lose some of their thickness. The length of a telomere is an indicator for determining the age and health of a cell. Long-time runners have a built up enough protection in their DNA to hold off basic aging or even cancer risks. Running, like everything, is not without its faults and dangers. Sprained ankles, pulled muscles and torn ligaments are all dangers of the activity. However, injuries sustained during running tend to stem from junior runners pushing themselves too far, too fast or not using the right equipment. If you are just starting out, it is important to start slow and easy, learn your limits, both in terms of speed and distance; stretching your legs and back before and after a run are also important in protecting your overall health. It is also very important to get the right equipment to run with. Dropping some money on a decent pair of running sneakers is worth it and your joints will thank you years from now. Outside of shoes, running doesn’t really have any other major investments, old shirts and shorts are just as good as new ones when you get down to it, especially for just casual running with friends. When you do start running and get into the groove, eventually you will want to increase either your speed or distance or both. The rule of thumb when it comes to distance is no more than a 10-20% increase per week, depending on how often you are running and how your body is reacting. Knowing when your body needs to stop or take a break is also important. Pushing through the pain is something that long term runners are known to do, but what’s the point of finishing the kilometre if you have to take a week off for a pulled muscle or sprained ankle. If you decide to take up running after reading this article, the first few weeks will be the hardest, but once a person accomplishes their first 5 kilometres, it’s only half as hard to get to their first 10 kilometres. So buy some shoes, stretch your legs and go for a run.
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Varsity Reds Grab Another Fall Classic Title
UNB forward Lachlan MacIntosh bursts by Guelph defender Ken Peroff in Fall Classic action.The Varsity Reds had an easy weekend dropping the Gryphons 4-2, followed by a 10-3 rout of SMU. Andrew Meade / The Brunswickan Josh Fleck Staff Writer The Fall Classic is in the books with another title staying home with the UNB Varsity Reds. The Reds started off the weekend with a 4-2 win over the Guelph Gryphons and then finished off the tournament in style, beating the St. Mary’s University Huskies 10-3. In game one against the Gryphons, the Reds were rewarded for their hard work early by getting the opening goal, courtesy of Luke Gallant. However, Guelph converted on two power plays to take a lead and silence the crowd going into the second period. “I thought we got off to a pretty good start, but for the second half of the period we got dominated,” said Reds Captain Kyle Bailey. “It was good to see us come back and dominate the second and third periods.” UNB fans have always been treated to a hockey team that could create chances and this squad is no exception. The second period proved it with Matt Fillier and Bailey scoring to retake the lead. Halfway through the second period, Derek Yeomans stepped in to replace Travis Fullerton, and to say that Yeomans wasn’t tested would be an understatement. In his nearly 30 minutes of ice time, he saw a total of three shots with only one of them coming in the third period. In the third Jonathan Harty put the icing on the cake, rifling one past Guelph
goaltender Cody St. Jacques. In earlier action on Friday, Saint Mary’s defeated the UPEI Panthers 6-4 to punch their ticket to the finals, setting the stage for a battle between the past two CIS championship teams. The game started off very similar to the previous game, as UNB dominated in the opening minutes. They fired five shots at SMU goalie Nick Conway in the opening two minutes. Finally Conway succumbed to the barrage of shots as Bailey got on the score sheet again at the 2:16 mark. Not to be outdone, third year player Jordan Clendenning scored on the power play four minutes later and added an even strength goal for good measure. As if competing not only with the Huskies, but with Clendenning as well, Bailey scored his second goal of the period on an absolute laser from the top of the circle for a commanding 4-0 lead at the end of the first. The Reds dominated the opening frame, outshooting SMU 20-6. The second period seemed all too familiar, as the Huskies tried to creep back into the game. Dion Campbell was called for a hook and during the delayed call he received a tripping penalty as well. With Campbell in the box SMU took full advantage and showed why they are the reigning CIS champions. If you blinked you would have missed both goals, as SMU forward Lucas Bloodoff scored. Thirty seconds after that, SMU defenseman Andrew Hotham scored to cut the lead to two.
That was as close as they would get. Bailey capped off his hat trick on the power play, and the Reds never looked back from there. Daine Todd and Nick Layton put pucks past Conway before Clendenning got his hat trick. “Those two guys [Todd and Chris Culligan] are smart players, I just try to get myself open and when you get yourself open with those two guys they’re going to find you,” said Clendenning about his line mates. Josh Hepditch made it 9-3 on Gallant’s fifth assist, and Todd’s fourth point before Conway gave way to Cory Chipman, who finished up the last eight minutes of the game. The lone rookie in the lineup for the Reds, Nick MacNeil, finished off the scoring to make it 10-3. The most impressive part of the shellacking could possibly be that UNB was without the reigning CIS Player of the Year in Hunter Tremblay who sat the game out with a sore leg. After routing SMU, Coach Gardiner MacDougall said without the contribution of every line they could not have had such a large success. “Obviously we have a lot of respect for Saint Mary’s, so we need to be a complete team,” said MacDougall. “We got good contribution from all six defensemen, both offensive and defensive. With Hunter out of the lineup it gives some other people opportunities. When it comes down to it we need to depend on the team. We need contribution across the board.”
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Washburn: the Bombers then and now Christopher Cameron Sports Editor It was the fall of 1978 when Oromocto native, Mike Washburn took to the football field for tryouts for the UNB Red Bombers. Already in his third year of university, Washburn had no prior football experience, but knowing a few players and the coach he figured he would tryout. Although not much was expected from him, he was a natural and an instant success on the field. He credits his athletic abilities to his dad. “I was pretty lucky my dad was a gym teacher,” said Washburn. “I also played a lot of hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. When you do that you start to become fairly coordinated. Playing hockey allowed me to be used to the contact and I played softball so my hand-eye coordination was pretty good. I took some of those skill sets and incorporated them on the football field.” Washburn continued to play for the Bombers into his fourth and fifth years of university, when he was drafted into the CFL by the BC Lions. He played four years in the league, playing a year with the Lions and three with the Montreal Alouettes, then the Montreal Concordes. After suffering a neck injury, he returned home in 1986, ready to start another life. When he returned, UNB was “Bomber-less” as the program was cut after his last season. A few years before he finished with the Red Bombers, there were talks of dropping the program, and that was what had hap-
pened. Although in recent years when the wrestling team and others were cut there were uproars, Washburn says back then there was no students arguing football leaving campus. “When they cut the program it was when exams were finishing in April or May, so there was not a lot of student body around the university,” he said. “There was no groundswell against it. If it had of been done over the Christmas holidays then it would not have happened possibly. There was always a good feeling with the football program on campus.” Although the club was sitting around a .500 record, it was generally known amongst the players, coaches and community that the program had to improve or it needed to be stopped. That being said, Bombers football is back on campus. It is no longer a varsity sport, but with the newly formed Atlantic Football League there is now a team to rally behind. Washburn believes this is great for UNB, the students and the Fredericton community. “I think it is really good, right down to the grassroots level,” said Washburn. “I think that if people really drilled down and looked at what football will do from a commerce perspective there are kids at UNB right now that would not be there without this club football team. It is a step in the right direction. It is positive for the whole brand of athletics and academia at the university.” This weekend the Bombers will take on the UNBSJ Seawolves in the campus matchup. This will be the first all UNB homecoming football game
Behind the logo Rob Williams Staff Writer Before we were the Varsity Reds, we were divided. Campus life is a large part of a student’s university experience and a unified athletics program certainly ties into it. You generally identify yourself as a member of a college or university based on the sports team that represents your college. Without a unified name, students probably were hard pressed to identify themselves as UNB students, especially the student athletes. Imagine arriving at the Aitken Center for a hockey game with your friends and instead of looking at the Varsity Reds, you were watching the Red Devils. This being your first year, you are confused after watching the Red Sticks play earlier. Which team is UNB’s? The answer was once both. Until 1993, this was a reality. The UNB sports teams had no unified association to one another until that year. In 1993 it was deemed by then Athletic Director Jim Born that UNB needed a unified sports identity. UNB had several teams under differing names, causing much confusion for fans, the media and even students and staff. Changes had to be made. The idea was put forth to create a brand associated with UNB athletics. The colour red had long been associated with various UNB sports teams: the Red Sticks, the Red Devils, the Red Bloomers, etc. but had also caused a lot of confusion. Inspired by the University of Toronto
Varsity Blues and the brand essence associated with the name, Maureen Sparks suggested the Varsity Reds. A vote was held with students, alumni and other UNB staff and faculty on the issue of names. The Varsity Reds, the Pioneers and the Cougars were all possibilities, among other suggestions. Unfortunately, the vote did not draw as well as expected and was instead put towards all of the varsity sport coaches. They decided on the Varsity Reds. “The name change was a success. Even if it wasn’t Varsity Reds, I think it wouldn’t have mattered what it was. It was the fact that we were unifying our program with one name. That was the success,” says Sparks. Branding is an important part of a university’s sports team’s success. With UNB being successful in a number of sports, the Varsity Reds made some necessary updates last year. In 2009, UNB revamped the Varsity Reds logo to update and match the times and create a stronger brand. The importance shifted from the Varsity Reds name to a focus on the UNB aspect. Seventeen years later, the logo finally identifies UNB as an important part of the name. “I can’t see the name ever changing,” says Sparks. “The key part of it is the UNB.” With UNB sports unified seventeen years ago, the identity of a Varsity Reds student was created. Some people may ask what a Varsity Red is. You can tell them it’s whatever they want it to be. The key piece to the puzzle is that UNB finally has what it needed, a brand.
past cis championchips:
1980 - Men’s Soccer 1998 - Men’s Hockey 2007 - Men’s Hockey 2009 - Men’s Hockey
After being absent from the UNB campus for many years the Bombers have returned.They may not be the Varsity team they used to be, but with the AFL as a new league football is back on campus. Former Red Bomber Mike Washburn discusses the team he played on and the team of today. UNB yearbook 1981 in the history of the school. Aside from homecoming history. People just like to go and take part this being on homecoming weekend, “It is going to fun,” he said. “I and get into it. Both teams will want this is also the first time these teams imagine the crowd will be a good size to win that game with all the stories have met since last year’s league final. and the neat thing about the football surrounding it being on homecoming Washburn sees this as being a momen- crowd is unless it’s pouring rain, and the rematch of last years final. It tous game for the league and UNB you’re still going to have a big crowd. should be a good game all around.”
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