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Provincial government launches new program to keep grads in NB
Cherise Letson News Editor T he prov i ncia l gover n ment is launching a program that aims to grow the economy by creating new jobs and keeping recent graduates in the province. The One-Job Pledge initiative gives businesses wage incentives to create a new position for a new graduate, or a graduate of a postsecondary institution within the last four years. The business would get government support for a year, and is expected to continue the job afterwards. However, there is no way to ensure this. Minister of post-secondary education, training, and labour, Danny Soucy, said the program will incorporate all types of businesses. “[We’ll work with] any type of business that has employees,” said Soucy. “It could be a small business; it could be a larger business; it could be different groups that are
creating new opportunities for New Brunswickers to work and stay in the province of New Brunswick.” The Brunswickan tried to contact premier, David Alward, to comment on the new program, but was declined. Alward said in a press release, the program will help New Brunswick businesses to create jobs during tough economic times. “Slow global growth means New Brunswick businesses are having difficulty creating jobs, and New Brunswick graduates are having difficulty finding career opportunities here at home,” said Alward. “The One-Job Pledge initiative is an investment in our young people, as well New Brunswick businesses that are poised to grow, despite challenging economic circumstances.” Soucy said the program will help address the problem of recent graduates not finding jobs due to “lack of experience”. “A lot of the young people we’ve been talking to have been telling us that they’ve been having difficulty
Premier David Alward announed the One-Job Pledge intiative in a press conference last week. Submitted finding work because of lack of experience,” said Soucy. “We’re hoping, by having this initiative, and giving a wage incentive to employers, this will be able to help employers hire young people, and train them.”
He said many employers seek employees with experience, so they could start working immediately without having to pay for training. He said this program will help them with that. “This way, they [the employees]
may not be running as fast, but you’ll be able to train them, and it’s not costing the employer as much; it allows them to take the time and train that new employee.”
UNB wants to shrink Board of Govenors Cherise Letson News Editor The University of New Brunswick wants to shrink its Board of Governors (BoG) to a more effective body, said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president. This change will be part of several changes UNB plans to make to its constitution next year. “Right now, our Act allows us 44 members for our board,” said Campbell. “It’s desirable in many ways that we have representation on our board from all the different aspects of the university community, and to a large extent, we do.” Campbell said all of the board members are great supporters in the UNB community. However, he said having 44 members has several problems; he said, having such a large board makes it difficult for all
the members of the board to speak at meetings due to time constraints, thus making them feel less engaged. “Imagine 44 people sitting around a table, and suppose that each person speaks for three minutes apiece,” said Campbell. “That’s already an unreasonably long meeting.” “When we get to the meetings of the board, it’s absolutely certain that many members of the board feel constrained not to speak, by reason of trying to have a meeting that’s only a few hours long.” The draft of the changes being put forward proposes the board to be cut down to 14 members, which Campbell said would have room for some faculty and student members. “I think with 14 members, we will see a more engaged, more involved, more effective board, and a more eff icient board,” said Campbell. “People will take the job very very
seriously. A lot more of the work of the board will happen at the board level, rather than board committees.” Campbell said it’s important for people to understand the members of the BoG – though they make up different parts of the UNB community – represent the university as a whole. “They are there to represent the university as a whole, and they are there to represent the people of the province,” said Campbell. “That’s a very important consideration. It’s not a constituent assembly. They’re not there to vote or to represent any particular constituency; it’s a matter of having the different voices of the university community heard at the board level.” What spots are going to be cut on the board will be decided based on consultation initiated by a steering committee, which is made up of six
people; three BoG members, three senate members, and one university secretary. There is no student representative on the committee. Campbell said the BoG and senate, both of which have student representatives, approved the proposal itself. He said those two boards hold power in making the final decision, though the committee will be making recommendations. A ndrew Martel, U N BSU president, said he agrees with the notion that the BoG is too big. “I do believe that the Board is too big at this moment to be properly productive, with the possibility of reducing the seat amount to allow for a stronger core group,” said Martel. However, Martel said there is worry about student seats on the board being cut. “There are concerns that the chairs that students currently have
may diminish, which we will lobby against – as we already have a small [number] – and make up the largest stakeholders in the university.” Out of the 34 voting members of the BoG, three are students, two from Fredericton, and one from Saint John. Martel said he also contacted the steering committee about getting a student member to ensure student opinions are represented, and that the results benefit, or at least maintain, proper student representation. “They responded saying they would bring it to the committee to discuss,” said Martel. Campbell said the steering committee will be submitting their report by the end of April. He said he hopes changes will be implemented for the fall term.
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UNB’S INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO UNB administration may be investing your money in what some believe to be unethical businesses. Cherise Letson With files from Sandy Chase Do you know where the money from your scholarship came from? Many of UNB’s scholarships and bursaries for students come from the money the university makes from their investments. Through a Right to Information Request, The Brunswickan attained a list of all of UNB’s investments and the firms who arranged them. Some of the companies listed include, Haliburton, an oil and gas company who’s been ranked by Forbes Magazine as the fifth least reputable company in A merica. When Haliburton owned K BR , K BR faced multiple accusations of sexual assault against American
female employees in Iraq, including the gang rape of Jamie Leigh Jones, whose case was dropped by the courts. Haliburton was also found jointly responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to poor practices that led to the explosion. Another company UNB invests in is Exxon Mobil Corporation. Exxon Mobil is responsible for the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which dumped 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. It was also responsible for the oil spill into the Yellowstone River, which affected 40 km of the river. The company also funds organizations that deny climate change. Other notable companies with questionable track records include,
Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto, Gold Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, TransCanada Corporation, Chevron, Walt Disney Corporation, and Wal-Mart, among others. UNB invests the money it receives from donors, who usually donate the money for a specific purpose, typically for scholarships and bursaries. A large amount of money invested is endowed, which means the university can’t spend the donation itself. They can only spend the money earned from the donation through investing. No tuition or operation budget money is invested in the long-term trust and endowment pool; however, operating cash balances are invested in a separate pool, in shortterm investments such as GICs,
Net Income: $1.5 billion CAD (2011) Employees: 4,500 (2012)
TransCanada is involved in over 50 eminent domain actions in the US against landowners who have refused to give permission to the company to build the Keystone pipeline on their land.
interest paying bank accounts, or short-term bonds. The Investment Committee of the Board of Governors (BoG) oversees the investments in the Trust and Endowment Fund. The committee consists of BoG members, outside investment experts, student representatives, and is supported by UNB’s administration. The committee decides UNB’s Statement of Investment Objectives and Policy, which outlines the type of securities UNB can invest in, such as stocks and bonds. It also outlines the extent to which investments can be made into each asset category. UNB doesn’t hand pick the companies it invests in; instead, they hire external investment management from firms who decide which stocks
and bonds to invest in within the approved asset categories. “The managers t y pica lly use pooled funds,” said Larry Guitard, assistant VP finance and corporate services and treasurer, “which means they combine funds from many organizations into large investment pools, like mutual funds, so that members of the pool can benefit from economies of scale.” Guitard said UNB doesn’t have a policy concerning ethics in terms of investing. He said according to UNB’s investment objectives – which are on the university’s website – social objectives are secondary to the basic objective, which is to provide “a dependable and increasing source of income”. He said UNB is aware the larger
Revenue: $60.5 billion USD (2011) Employees: 67,930 (2011) Accused of numerous human rights violations in connection with the Grasberg mine, and the local police and military used for mine security. The government of Norway sold its shares in Rio Tinto and banned further investment in the company due to due to a risk of contributing to severe environmental damage.
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Revenue: $470 billion USD (2011) Employees: 90,000 (2011)
Revenue: 253 billion USD (2011) Employees: 62,000 (2010)
Misled public in an advertisement about the Alberta oil sands, claiming a $10 billion project was a “sustainable energy source.”
From 1970 to 2000, Chevron managed to evade $3.25 billion in US taxes through a pricing scheme. Chevron was charged with a violation of the US Clean Air Act and had to pay a $7 million settlement. Chevron has refused to pay an $8.6 million fine by an Ecuadoran court for pollution of the Amazon between 1972 and 1992.
Shell was responsible for the worlds largest freshwater oil spill when a Shell vessel collided with a second ship and emptied 5,399 cubic meters of light crude oil near the city of Magdalena, Argentina.
pools it’s invested in have holding of companies involved in environmental and human rights issues. He said though the university doesn’t condone such activity, they don’t get involved with those aspects. “It’s certainly not in our approach today to get involved at [that] level,” said Guitard. “If you’re really asking, ‘do we review the holdings that are held by our managers in the pools we’re invested in at that level?’ No.” Guitard said there are ways for the university to change its investments. “One option would simply be to say, ‘we’re no longer going to invest in that pool,’ and potentially move that money to a different manager and a different pool,” he said. He also said they could tell the
manager of the fund they don’t like a certain stock, but because UNB is only a small owner in the overall pool, it wouldn’t have much effect. He said UNB is keeping track of what other universities are doing on those issues. “We are certainly monitoring what’s happening, particularly with other universities, in terms of socially responsible investing and how they’re approaching that,” said Guitard. Dr. Carolyn Bassett, an associate professor in political science at UNB, said the university’s distance from their investments isn’t a good thing. “Well, my understanding is, a lot of the investments are going into these fairly large funds that are pooled funds and so on,” said Bas-
Revenue: $24.8 billion USD (2011) Employees: 68,000 (2012)
sett. “In many ways, it does distant the university from what’s going on in ways that I think are fairly inappropriate.” She said the fact someone has to file an RTI request to get the investments shows lack of transparency. “To have to put in an Access to Information Request when you’re a member of the university community is quite a dramatic step to have to take.” Bassett said the first step to change UNB’s approach in investing is to start a campus wide discussion. “The most useful thing would actually be to actively engage in developing a set of guidelines of what’s outside of the limits of what the university should be investing in, and what the policy objectives are as
well,” she said. Though she doesn’t think it’s feasible to put ethics way ahead of return on investment, Bassett said an ethical screen would help UNB invest more responsibly, by giving them a minimum standard of responsibility. “You don’t need to make such a trade-off,” said Bassett. “You can have an ethical screen, that narrows the pool of the companies you’ll consider investing in, and then make decisions based on return on investment.” Bassett said the current way UNB does investments contradicts the university’s mission statement, and in the long run, is crippling the world its students will enter. “If they continue to prioritize only return on investment ahead of
other considerations as well, then they will actively contribute to creating a world in which it’s almost impossible for UNB students to be able to go forward and unleash and unlock their creative potential,” she said. “The focus on short-term profits overall, has been an enormously disrupted trend. To continue to cling to that, is to continue to promote a type of restructuring that has substantially undermined the situation for young people today.”
Revenue: 486 billion USD (2011) Employees: 82,100 (2011)
Halliburton is ranked as the fifth least reputable company in America according to Forbes.
ExxonMobil had to pay $500 million in punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which released approximately 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.
Found jointly at fault for the Deepwater Horizon explosion for poor practices, which led to the explosion.
The New York Attorney General filed a suit against ExxonMobil for the cleanup of the Greenpoint oil spill, which consisted of 17 – 30 million gallons of petroleum products. ExxonMobil is ranked as the sixth least reputable company in America according to Forbes.
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BRUNSWICKANNEWS MTV host to kick off Sexuality Awareness Week
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UNB’s Sexuality Awareness Week will have a new star this year: Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, host of MTV News and 1 Girl and 5 Gays. Sovani will be giving a presentation on sexuality awareness and relationships, on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in MacLaggan Hall. Sovani’s presentation addresses sexuality awareness and relationships, and will also feature a question and answer segment. “Sue Johanson has been coming [to UNB] for the past few years, and she’s expensive; so we wanted to change it up a bit,” said Chantel Whitman, UNB student union vice-president student services. “I had Mr. Attraction last year, and I wanted [to bring in] a girl this year, just something different; and she’s well known.” Sovani graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of arts and a major in broadcast communications. She has worked for Star! TV, MuchNews and eventually became a producer with MuchMusic. The show, 1 Girl 5 Gays, features
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Aliya-Jasmine Sovani will talk to students about sex and relationships. Submitted Sovani as a host to a panel of five gay men, who were chosen for their honesty and individuality. The topics on the show range from relationships to abortion, and the ethics of being attracted to certain ethnicities. “I have seen her at a conference in Toronto last summer, so I know she’s a really good speaker,” said Whitman. “I’m very excited about it. I think Aliya-Jasmine is going to give a presentation that’s going to be unlike the presentations we’ve had in the past,”
said Conor Falvey, coordinator of the UNB Sexuality Centre. “We’ve had some great guests before,” Falvey said, “but [Sovani] is going to have a fresh perspective and take.” Falvey is also a fan of 1 Girl 5 Gays. “I think she’s going to kick-start the week in a way that makes it clear to everybody that yes, it’s about education, and yes, it’s about awareness about sexuality, but that it’s also about fun.” Falvey said, because Sovani’s expertise is not necessarily the same as someone like Sue Johanson, she’ll come at it from a slightly different perspective. “I just know that from watching her on MTV, I think she’s going to be able to speak in a way that’s really relatable for people of this age group, who are students; maybe more so than just having a clinical lecture,” said Falvey. “We’re very pleased that she’s able to make it to campus and very pleased that the student union was able to organize the event for us.” The Brunswickan attempted to contact Sovani, but she did not respond by the time of print. Tickets are $5 and available at the UNBSU Welcome Centre.
UNB hopes to attract more conferences to Fredericton
Meetings Matter to Fredericton; last Monday, Jan. 28, the Meetings Matter toolkit was launched at the Wu Conference Centre. “The goal is to make it easy for you,” said Erin Blanchard, director of sales at the Fredericton Convention Centre. “We’ll do the leg work.” National organizations have annual conventions. Where the conventions are held often rotate between western, central and eastern parts of Canada. When it comes time for the conventions to come east, the toolkit can help promote Fredericton as an ideal location. Consisting of pamphlets, photos and slideshows, the toolkit can be found on the Meetings Matter Fredericton website. By filling out the form, anyone, including students, receives the help of experts from the Fredericton Convention Centre. “What’s new about this approach,” said Eddy Campbell, UNB president, “is that the idea here is if you have an idea for a conference, you just talk to these folks and they’ll make the rest of
it as easy as they can.” “Including going and talking to the people who are the decision makers, around where the next meeting will be held.” Campbell said one of the ways students might benefit, is through increased employment opportunities. “If we have healthy conference activity, hosting conferences [will] raise economic opportunity for ourselves and for our students in particular,” said Campbell. He added, Sodexo for example, employs some students, and so does UNB Student Campus Patrol. “The point is these kinds of activities do have benefit for students,” said Campbell, “They may not be immediately apparent, but [Sodexo and Student Campus Patrol] are just some [of the benefits].” Beth Wallace, sales manager for UNB conference services, said conferences bring keynote speakers who may otherwise not be accessible to UNB students. Typically, if an event is held on campus, professors will open spaces for students to attend. “We have lots of dedicated conference facilities here at the Wu Centre,”
said Wallace. “It’s an 11-room professional meeting space, totally separate from classes on campus. So it’s public space that anyone can rent off the street and our own can rent it too.” But Wallace said conferences have evolved, and they don’t want traditional meeting spaces any more. She said UNB has the benefit of other facilities like the Currie Center. “A university is a really unique space to hold a convention or conference, depending on the needs of the client,” said Wallace. While most of the space on campus is available during May, June, July and August, Wallace said, the Wu Centre is always available and events can be scheduled around the academic programming. It is estimated that UNB has connections – through faculty, staff and students – to over 1000 organizations. “I’ve heard some people refer to the fact that the convention centre and the university are competing for conferences,” said Campbell. “I think we’re much better off to take a collaborative point of view, and work with the city to bring conferences here.”
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Students campaign for a greener UNB Emma McPhee The Brunswickan The campaign for going green continues at UNB. Three students from Renaissance College, Christina Wilson, Richelle Martin and Kayley Reed, are starting an environmental campaign this month called Go Fossil Free, as part of a leadership project to raise awareness about climate change. The campaign, part of the larger organization, 350, aims to get people thinking about sustainable energy rather than the harmful fossil fuels we are currently using. “350 is an organization that started in the USA, but it’s now an international non-profit organization,” said Martin. “[Their] goal is to bring the level of carbon in the atmosphere down from the 392 parts per million (ppm) to 350ppm.” “In order to do that, 80 per cent of the fossil fuels in the ground right now that are owned by corporations, such as BP and Shell, need to stay there,” she said. “Twenty per cent can be burned, but 80 per cent has to stay.” The campaign does more than raise awareness. Students can get involved
350 aims to raise awareness about sustainable energy. Submitted
Periodical Elements Shane Rockland Fowler Brian Titus builds things that have never been built before. He crafts specialty items scientists and researchers request, sometimes getting their ideas simply from the scribbles they’ve penciled out and handed to him on a scrap of paper. From simple flanges to deep space telescopes, every day and every project is different. “That’s what I like about it,” says Titus, “I enjoy the challenge.” Full of hard metal, heavy machinery, and a thousand shades of steel, the shop sits in drastic contrast to the lush greenhouse pedway just outside its window. Behind the glass doors simply labelled “Machine Shop” in Bailey Hall, a variety of lathes and presses produce everything the different science departments can dream up. It’s produced gleaming steel vessels that hold different samples for the physics MRI systems. Holders for the laser labs are another project Titus is working on. “The physics department keeps us
by pressuring their universities to stop from investing in corporations involved in the fossil fuel industry. “A lot of university investments are in those fossil fuel corporations, because they know they’re going to get a high return from such a valuable market right now,” said Reed. “So basically, our goal is to campaign about this [issue] and raise awareness about where UNB is investing their money. Ultimately, we hope to get enough support to pressure the university to divest from these immoral investments, and eventually invest in something more morally acceptable like sustainable energy.” Because it’s inevitable that there will be competition between corporations over the 20 per cent of allowable fossil fuel in the near future, the value of these investments will decrease. “It’s actually shown that it’s becoming more and more risky to be invested in the fossil fuel industry,” Martin said. “It’s smart to start moving into solar power and things that are much more sustainable.” The group is hoping to launch the campaign, which will be the first of its kind east of Toronto, within the next couple of weeks.
“There’s going to be a lot of social networking, online media and posters around campus,” Reed said. “There’s going to be a petition going around that we’re going to be starting up within the next few weeks.” Their goal is to convince the university to dissociate from their investments in fossil fuel corporations. “Our timeline for [this goal] would be five years for them to fully divest, but the campaign could go anywhere from between a couple of months to a year depending on the support we get and the feedback we’re given from the university. If they’re really against it to begin with, then it might take longer,” Reed said. By starting the initiative at UNB, Martin said it will spread outward and into the community. “Universities have a big influence on public policy,” she said. “I think we all agree that a university should be a place of innovation,” said Wilson. “In the UNB mission statement, it talks about being innovative and facing the problems of today and tomorrow. I mean, this is our generation, climate change is us now, and so I think people should care for that reason.”
The lathe degree the busiest,” says Titus. “They always need something, from vessels for holding cores.” “Right now, I’m working on a wave machine.” Dozens of long metal rods, looking like a foot and a half long grey tootsie rolls lay on the bench. They’re all connected by a small single wire running through their middle. When that center wire is placed on a stand – a center stand – all the rods hang freely. Moving the metal rods on the end causes a ripple effect that travels down the rest of the sequence, resulting in a 3D wave that flows back and forth along the rods until the waves eventually dissipate. “It’s something for a first year class to demonstrate how waves flow,” says Titus. “It’s kind of like how a suspended bridge will swing and sway at times, if you’ve seen the old video of them in serious wind.” “We’ll build another one of a different size so you can see how the different sizes compare.” “Some requests take an hour,” says Titus. “Some have taken years.” Titus refers to a project for the space science department that took him the better part of two years to complete. “I don’t really know how to describe it really,” Titus laughs. “My
understanding is it was used for taking pictures of deep space.” Labeled as miadi optical components in his work notes, the plans showcase incredibly complex and detailed schematics of steel and Plexiglas that Titus worked for months to complete to perfection. “It was incredibly gratifying.” Hailing from Fredericton, Titus graduated from UNB with his bachelor of education, after he’d spent some time in trade school in Moncton. He wound up in the machine shop after spending some time at Fredericton High School supply-teaching shop classes. “Years ago, I know there used to be a course here in the shop, [which] gave students an idea of how to build,” says Titus. “They took that out before I got here” In addition to bringing the ideas of the campus’ scientists into the physical world, Titus also maintains the liquid nitrogen supplies for the MRI centre, and the shop was also responsible for a lot of the work done on the biology department’s electron microscope in the past. “Like I said, every day is different,” says Titus, giving the wave machine another flick. “I never know what I’ll be building next.”
Brian Titus’ wave machine. Shane Rockland Folwer / The Brunswickan
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Student interests are not corporate interests
A Critical Eye Cody Jack
Have you ever gotten bored and submitted a Right to Information Request to your university? I did. Last November, I was trying to see what UNB invests money in, digging around on their website. I wasn’t able to access the names of the companies they were invested in (although indirectly, through hedge funds and equity pools), but was able to find the investment companies, to which UNB was giving its money. So I submitted my request asking for a list of all the companies in which these investments firms had invested UNB’s money. One month later, much to my excitement, I received the information I had requested. Now, from what The Brunswickan was told in an interview with assistant vice president (AVP) finance, the university is always aware of in what companies these firms invested. Why then hasn’t the wider community known about it until, probably, today as you read this issue of The Brunswickan? The number of layers UNB has on various types of information is alarming. I know, in large part, it’s that it would
require a team of employees to make certain type of information accessible, but certain committees and members of the administration have known this information. However, issues around transparency and accountability to students, one of the largest stakeholders of the university, is another issue, and should be looked at as we start to have “meetings” about changing UNB’s governing legislation. The issue at hand for me is that UNB, through its various investments, now has the same interests as those companies in which they are investing. Since, as it was stated by the AVP, social concerns are secondary to fiduciary responsibilities in investments; the university has an interest in these corporations maximizing their profitability through whatever means. UNB has an interest in a company like Rio Tinto, which over the summer, locked out its unionized staff when contract talks broke down. UNB’s interest was not on the side of the locked out workers getting what they wanted, but with Rio Tinto allegedly hiring scab workers during the strike and continuing to make use of subcontracting, to undercut unionized positions. UNB has its interests in the Canadian government procuring the F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin, a decision
UNB’s investments provide funding for scholarships, but should these investments reflect the ethical interests of the university and the students? Graphic by Bronté James / The Brunswickan that was grossly mismanaged by the cur- pipeline going through these sensitive and profit from your investment in those companies – recognizing again, rent government. Lockheed Martin’s ecosystems. I could go on and on, but the point is that it is indirect. largest contracts come from military The university and the student body contracts. UNB now has a vested this: UNB and those who receive scholinterest in the continuance of war and arships currently have the same interests should be active in overseeing where conflict in the world. If the world were as those corporations in which UNB this money goes and that it goes in the at peace, Lockheed Martin’s profits is invested. These corporate interests right place, and also that we invest the are completely contradictory to those money in projects, people, research would plummet. UNB also has an interest in the con- of the university and the students. We and the like that reflect the interests struction of the Keystone XL pipeline all have an interest in well paying jobs, of the student population and society. that would go from Alberta down to world peace and a habitable planet. We The donors who gave UNB money Texas. It was denied due to environ- should not have the same interests as were trying to invest in the education mental concerns as it goes through the corporations UNB has placed its of future students. Why then is UNB using those donations to undermine some ecologically sensitive areas. Al- donations. though UNB has a faculty devoted to Investing money into these various the very purpose of those donations? environmental management, in order sorts of companies is not a neutral act. This is something we all need to think to maximize the return on its invest- You cannot say that you do not con- about and something that needs to be ment, it has its interests in having the done the actions of certain companies changed.
Distinguishing Workplace Bullying from other Workplace Experiences The Human Connection Sue O’Donnell To raise awareness about the problem of workplace bullying (WPB) among students, doctoral student Sue O’Donnell has given a number of guest lectures on campus. During a recent lecture, an instructor asked how students might distinguish between feelings commonly associated with transitioning to a new work role (e.g., stress, anxiety, self-doubt, concern about relationships with co-workers) and consequences of WPB, which can also include any of the above. Although Sue had talked with student audiences many times,
this is an area of concern she had not considered. In this article, Sue focuses on distinguishing WPB from other workplace experiences, including feelings associated with transitioning to a new workplace or role. While varying terms and definitions are associated with WPB, the experience tends to be characterized by, (a) negative, offensive, and unwanted behaviours, (b) persistence and repetition, (c) the abuse of power and control, and (d) health consequences. Thinking about the definition and characteristics of WPB can help to distinguish it from other workplace experiences. If you find yourself questioning experiences or feelings related to work, it might help to consider the following: 1. What is the nature of the experi-
ence? Are behaviours negative and harmful? It is not uncommon for new or novice employees to experience feelings of concern and doubt regarding their level of knowledge, experience, and ability. Employees sometimes receive feedback that makes them feel worried, upset, or even anxious. An example might be when an employer performs an employee evaluation and includes legitimate and constructive feedback highlighting areas you need to work on; this is not bullying. 2. Are incidents isolated or repeated? Consider another example: If a coworker respectfully points out a mistake you have made, even though you may feel embarrassed or upset, it is not bullying. If however, the same co-worker
consistently points out errors making remarks like, “You’re so incompetent,” or “I can’t believe you don’t get this,” that is likely bullying. More importantly, such harmful and repeated behaviours serve no legitimate work purpose. 3. Does the experience involve the abuse of power? New employees typically have less overall power in the organizational hierarchy and may feel vulnerable or powerless when it comes to voicing concerns. Being a new or novice employee does not give co-workers or superiors the right to manipulate you into doing tasks that are unreasonable or impossible. You always have the right to share your concerns regardless of your position. 2. What is the impact? There is significant evidence to sug-
gest that experiencing WPB results in health consequences. Because some of the feelings associated with taking on a new work role are similar to those reported by bullied workers, talking with a friend, co-worker, or health care provider about your feelings and symptoms can help to determine underlying causes. While transitioning to a new work role can sometimes be challenging, it should not result in you being the target of WPB. A good rule of thumb is, if you feel that you are consistently the target of negative and harmful behaviours, it could be bullying. Next time, we will talk about strategies for addressing bullying behaviour.
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Beginner at Life:
Alana Ruben Free, Eating Disorder Awareness Week and soup
It’s about owning that we all have an appetite, that we all need to – want to – express ourselves.
Rebekah Chasse will be performing in Beginner At Life at MacLaggan Hall on Feb. 10. Sam Stewart / Submitted Elizabeth Creelman Arts Reporter “Do you mind if I eat soup while we talk?” Alana Ruben Free asked over Skype from her home in New York. “I’m hungry, which is kind of what the play is about.” The play to which Free was referring is Beginner at Life, the onewoman monologue coming to Fredericton, along with its author, for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. “It’s about our appetites,” continued Free. “It’s about owning that we all have an appetite, that we all need to – want to – express ourselves.” Beginner at Life is part of the Finding Eden trilogy; highly autobiographical works for Free. “There’s nothing in those plays that I can’t stand behind,” said the playwright. “There is creative licence taken
and it is fictionalized; but, that being said, I’m not going to present a path or map to healing that I don’t feel I can legitimately say I’ve explored or experienced.” Free says she wrote the play so that she’d have someone to talk to. “Bob Holman [American poet]... said when [he writes] a monologue, it’s really a dialogue,” she said. “I’m really engaging the audience in their own story; I’m asking them to come along on this journey and talk to me about these things that troubled me and interested me. It’s not a typical play, for sure.” Now, it’s Fredericton actress Rebekah Chasse who will be doing the talking, embodying a new incarnation of Free’s character. The role has come with its challenges for Chasse, as unlike the play’s author and original actress, Chasse has never struggled with anorexia. “A llowing myself to consider
myself qualified enough to interpret that character was its own challenge as well,” said Chasse, who successfully played the role last year as well. She has thrived in the role due to her belief in the strength of Eden as a character. “I believe in the character, and I believe in her ability to connect with the audience,” said the actress. “I’m not sure, Alana, when she wrote the play, realized how funny it is; it has some great comedic moments.” According to both Chasse and Free, the play has always appealed to a much wider audience than might be gleaned by looking at its posters. “Nobody loves my plays more than men,” said Free. “A lot of the reality inside women is complex. It’s complicated and it’s not clear, and nobody’s playing any games; nobody just knows the rules, you know? The other reason I
think men love the work is because a man’s soul is feminine, and so he’s getting a mirror of his own soul. It’s the outer life of a woman, but it’s somewhat the inner soul of a man. It’s universal.” To this end, Free implores students to come and see the play. “You tell them I personally asked them,” she said. “Nobody should be afraid to ask me anything. I’m coming in especially from New York to be with the students and to share with them my healing.” If you asked, I bet she’d give you soup. Beginner at Life will play Feb. 7-9 at 8 p.m. at Gallery Connexion, where tickets will be $10 general admission and $5 for students. There will be a free 2 p.m. show at MacLaggan Hall on Feb.10; donations are accepted.
A black and white affair
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Tip Toe to Fredericton Elizabeth Creelman Arts Reporter
Morgan Mullin The Brunswickan The swinging pendulum of fashion has kissed 80s day-glo goodbye – for now at least – in favour of the most muted and basic of palettes. When I first noticed this, I thought it was so bland; especially after the several seasons awash in neon we’ve experienced of late. But it’s not necessarily as much of a yawn as I first thought! One of the biggest trends for spring/summer 2013 is monochromatic black and white dressing. Michael Kors, Alexander Wang and Moschino all featured the stark palette, to name a few. When dressing solely in neutrals, other things become the focus: The
cut of the garment, the texture of the fabric, detailing and embellishments, and most of all, the wearer. So, how do you solely wear black and white without looking like a cater waiter? Well, try on a few of these tips, and feel free to use more than one at a time. Since colour is absent, you can get away with more in other departments. First, try experimenting with cut and shape. A black pencil skirt with a white peplum top, for instance, is distilled elegance. A peplum top, by the way, is very fitted through the chest, and flares out dramatically from the waist to the hem. The options are truly limitless; mix together garments with different shapes and see what works. Play dress up at your
favourite store – or, better yet, your closet – to see what cuts of garments you like together. Just a quick note on etiquette here: If you are browsing with no intent to buy, be sure to tell the sales attendant this. Another great way to add interest to an outfit is texture: Wool, lace, silk and so on. Mix together as many different fabrics and textures as you can in black and white, for a surprisingly fashion-forward look. A lace top over a silky camisole, for instance, is dynamic to the touch. When attempting this type of look, each piece of clothing should feel different on your skin. Prints, embellishments and beading are other great ways to spice up your look. If you want to look
incredibly modern, try mixing two completely black and white prints in one outfit. Also, don’t forget to try having white on the bottom of your outfit and black on top. Jackie O was often photographed in white linen trousers and black silk blouses; it was always a stunning, understated look. One last tip: Style tastemakers from Coco Chanel to Gwen Stefani have always paired a black and white look with red lipstick. Swipe on a ruby-red shade before heading out, and you’ll be the embodiment of modern glam.
Black and white elegance is an emerging trend in fashion for spring/summer 2013. Bronté James / The Brunswickan
You’ve probably heard the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, even if you didn’t realize it at the time. You’ve likely listened to their collaboration with Paul Simon on his album Graceland, most notably in “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”. If that still doesn’t ring a bell, then shame on you. Last Thursday night, the Playhouse, in partnership with Cinema Politica, screened a documentary on the South African musical group. The Academy Award nominated movie, titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, has been shown at the theatre before, as part of the 2006-7 series. Director of education and community engagement, Amani Wassef, said while introducing the film, it is highly unusual for the Playhouse to screen any film twice. The exception, she explained, is justified by the film’s compelling endurance. And so it is. The documentary is at once funny and sad, piquant and disturbing. But Ladysmith Black Mambazo has had more than their share of troubles; their beginnings during South African apartheid saw them oppressed and subjected to violence. One member of the group was murdered by a police officer for alleged drunk driving. The man was highly religious and didn’t drink. At no moment, however, is On Tip Toe a string of complaints against a corrupt government, although it would have been completely reasonable for it to be either of these things. The story is not merely one of success in the face of adversity; it is the story of the love of music partnering with love of all other kinds. The music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo is now appreciated all over the world; the group sold out at the Royal Albert Hall in London. One of the documentary’s funniest moments comes when Joseph Shabalala, the group’s founding member, looks at a picture of Winston Churchill in the famous music hall and innocently asks who he was. And why was this documentary playing at the Playhouse, if all of this was not reason enough? Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed at the theatre, the following Monday night. That’s right; they were here and you probably missed them. Now go and listen to them on YouTube.
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Let’s talk about love The New Position Sarah Vannier
Charlie Ross will be performing The One Man Star Wars Trilogy on Feb. 8 at the Playhouse. Submitted
Star Wars comes to the Playhouse Tamara Gravelle The Brunswickan Not so long ago, in a galaxy you encounter everyday… A geeky journalist attempted writing an opening that referenced Star Wars and failed. Nevertheless, New Brunswick will be showcasing an international renowned show for the first time this week, titled The One Man Star Wars Trilogy. Charlie Ross wrote the play himself and has been performing it for 12 years. He intended it to be just him on stage with no props, set or even costume, while performing the original trilogy. “I only use lines from the movies,”
said Ross over the phone. “I’m basically doing a long form impression of pictures from the films and re-telling the story in about an hour.” Ross said he didn’t consciously select certain scenes to omit while leaving in others. “I just sat down at a computer and wrote down what I could remember off the top of my head,” said Ross. “So the themes were determined by my limited memory.” Other than the end of the show, playing the Emperor is Ross’s favourite part of the performance because of the nature of the character. “Because he’s such a bastard, it allows me to ‘let my hair down’, so to speak, and have fun with it,” said Ross. “Playing someone who is so rotten
is a lot of fun.” The Star Wars fan base is a passionate one, as Ross has witnessed over the years. He said one of his craziest experiences was when a couple decided to get married right after seeing the performance while dressed as characters from the films. “They were having a Star Wars themed wedding,” said Ross. “I was the play happening before the wedding. That was crazy. I was truly, pun intended, the fore-play.” The One Man Star Wars Trilogy will be at The Playhouse on Feb 8. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 regular, and $15 for anyone under 19.
It is the start of February, and stores are gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Although chocolate is awesome – and who doesn’t need an oversized, pink, stuffed, puppy dog with a heart for a tongue – let’s take a step back and focus on what Valentine’s Day is really about: Love! Here are a few fun questions about your thoughts on love. Think about your answers and then see how they match up with what research says other people are thinking. Have you ever been in love? If yes, then you are not alone. Eightysix percent of young adults have been in love at least once. And we are suckers for mushy feelings from an early age. Elaine Hatfield, a researcher who studies love and romantic relationships, asked children between the ages of four and 14 about special feelings they had for someone they consider a boyfriend or girlfriend. Children of all ages – even the four-year olds – reported having special feelings for someone, and agreed with statements like, “Do you ever keep thinking about [boyfriend/ girlfriend] when you wanted to stop and couldn’t?”, and “Do you feel happy when you are doing something to make [boyfriend/girlfriend] happy?” Other researchers have asked middleand high-school students about their experiences with love. Marilyn Montgomery and Gwendolyn Sorell, two American researchers, found that by seventh grade, 94 per cent of boys and 72 per cent of girls say they have fallen in love at least once. By 12th grade, 90 per cent of boys and 82 per cent of girls say the love bug has bitten them. The changes in number over time probably reflect the fact that our idea of what it means to be in love changes as we get older. Do you believe in love at first sight? About half of us think that cupid could strike at any moment. A 2008 Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll surveyed 1000 Canadians over the age of 18, and found that 55 per cent reported believing in love at first sight.
According to the same poll, 38 per cent of people say they have experienced love at first sight. We might get a little more cynical over time. David Knox, an American researcher asked 185 university students about their attitudes towards love. He found that 54 per cent of young students (aka: younger than 20 years old) agreed with the statement “you can fall in love the first time you see someone”. In comparison, only 36 per cent of students over the age of 20 agreed. Do you believe in soul mates? The belief that everyone has a soul mate is much more common than the belief in love at first sight. A 2001 Gallup poll surveyed over a thousand American young adults between the ages of 18 and 29. A whopping 94 per cent of single young adults agreed with the statement “when you marry you want your spouse to be your soul mate, first and foremost”, and 88 per cent agreed that “there is a special person – a soul mate – waiting for you somewhere out there.” If a person had all the other qualities you wanted in a spouse, would you marry them if you were not in love with him/ her? Think of every quality you want in a potential partner. Maybe you want them to be intelligent, funny, kind, attractive, ambitious, family oriented, athletic, and so on. Now imagine you met this person and they fall madly in love with you. The only problem is, for some reason you aren’t in love with them. You might think they are wonderful, but they just don’t give you that special feeling that we call love. One day, this perfect partner proposes to you. Do you say yes? This is the question that Robert Levine and his colleagues asked 1160 university students from around the world (e.g. India, Mexico, USA, England, Australia, etc.). The vast majority said they would not, even if the person was perfect in every other way. In fact, only yhree per cent of American students said they would be willing to marry someone they didn’t love. So how do your beliefs about love line up? Are you a romantic at heart? Or do you take a more pragmatic approach to love and relationships? Share your thoughts on thebruns.ca!
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Claire Colborne, Colleen Daly and Kylee Speedy were just three of the Varsity Reds family to cut their hair. Bronté James / The Brunswickan Bronté James Photo Editor UNB athletics want to make sure your boobs are healthy. The annual Think Pink weekend was a success, with three Varsity Reds, one coach, and nine year-old Kylee Speedy, cutting their hair to donate to those in need. “The Think Pink weekend and supporting breast cancer is very close to home for myself, and actually for the team,” said women’s volleyball assistant coach, Erin Crossland.
“Breast cancer and cancer in general has touched a lot of the [lives of] girls on the teams, in one way or the other, so I thought it was a good motivator to get the girls to raise some money if I said I’d cut my hair.” Some girls cut their hair because they have had family members affected by breast cancer, and others did it for the cause. Knowing her hair will grow back, but others’ won’t, motivated Varsity Reds volleyball player Jodie McGill to donate her hair. “For me to cut my hair which can
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grow back, [when] I still have hair, I mean, it’s nothing compared to a child who has no hair at all, and if it can put a smile on their faces, then why not,” said McGill. Taking years to grow and being cut off in seconds, everyone agreed they were nervous before their hair was cut, but wouldn’t take it back. Everyone did it for own personal reasons. “I’ve had women in my family who have had breast cancer, and it’s just a great cause to try and stop, and end it,” said women’s basketball player,
the Canadian Breast Cancer association in the hopes that they can find a cure for breast cancer,” said Speedy. Nine year-old daughter, Kylee, was inspired by her dad and felt she had something to give and decided to donate her hair for children her age. “I wanted to help kids, like my age, who had breast cancer that didn’t have much hair, to have more hair,” said Kylee. “It’s been a great weekend full of pink, and fundraising, and it goes to a great cause,” said Colborne.
Between the Lingerie Football League, bikini hockey and bikini basketball, how much integrity is left in women’s sports?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the Lingerie Football League as much as the next guy, but the integrity of the sport is ruined. It’s a cheap marketing ploy to get people in the stands, because frankly, no one goes to women’s sports. Sex sells.
As a female with a love for all things sports, I feel like these leagues have taken away from the athletic capabilities of females. Basketball is the only sport of the three with a professional league and this makes a mockery of women’s sports. It just gives males the chance to say women’s sports are subpar to their male counterparts.
Colleen Daly. “One of my best friends who I live with, her mom had breast cancer; I wanted to do it for her, and I had her cut it, and it’s never felt so good,” added fellow teammate, Claire Colborne. Women’s basketball coach and National Chair Person for the Shoot for the Cure initiative across the country, Jeff Speedy, says it’s important for the players, everyone attending the games, and the community to get involved. “It helps us raise awareness to a really deadly disease we need to cure, and it helps us raise a lot of money to give to
Nick Murray Sports Writer
There’s lots of integrity left in women’s sports! Case in point: The Women’s National Soccer team in London. Lingerie football, and bikini hockey are in the same category as WWE Diva wrestling. It’s not sports competition; it’s sports entertainment.
Bronté James Photo Editor
I think the integrity in female sport is still present; however, it is being overshadowed. These lingerie “sports” are not being taken seriously, and rightfully so. Bras and underwear are meant for the bedroom, ladies. Not the field.
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Dion Campbell: Big man on campus Nick Murray The Brunswickan
Dion Campbell is back with the Varsity Reds after sitting out the first semester. Bronté James / The Brunswickan
he’d do his fitness in the mornings at six o’clock, then go work 10 to 12 hours a day, then he’d finish up his fitness. So I said, ‘a guy with this type of work ethic will be a success here.’” “I’d go to school anywhere,” said Campbell. “But it was all about the hockey for me. I wanted to get to the Maritimes somehow, and I saw UNB play on TV at nationals in 2007, and said, ‘that’s a pretty good team’, and started looking into it.” Campbell’s coaches in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League had ties with MacDougall from his early coaching days in the SJHL, and one phone call led to another. MacDougall said when Campbell joined the team he made an immediate impression with his speed and his fitness level; but he had to hold off for a few days before showcasing his skills, as his hockey bags didn’t make it when he first got to Fredericton. In his last year as a V-Red, Campbell is still making an impression. He’s balancing his studies in UNB’s education program, while posting three points in his first three games since rejoining the team at Christmas. “I enjoy the in-class atmosphere of social studies and talking about controversial issues, as opposed to just teaching games,” said Campbell. “Physical education is a big part of my
life and I want to make it a big part of students’ lives too, but there’s different aspects of in-class that I enjoy more.” Next year, Campbell has his sights set on Europe. Whether to continue to play hockey, or even take his teaching skills overseas, going abroad has always been one of his big goals. “It’s been something that was in the back of my mind, and that was a big reason of coming back this year,” said Campbell. “Regardless of if it was for teaching or playing hockey, I’d like to go over there; but playing Senior League hockey in Perth-Andover at the start of the year rekindled my love for hockey, and playing for pure enjoyment instead of the business side of things.” Like many graduating CIS players looking back on their time, Campbell said one of the biggest things he’s learned is managing his time between school and hockey, but in parting, he says ‘thank you’ to the many fans who came out over the years, and to his young fans he leaves one key message. “Just enjoy playing the game,” advised Campbell. “Always have fun when you’re on the ice. Work extremely hard and do the best you can. You’re only going to get what you put into everything you do, whether it be hockey, school, whatever you decide to do. And always be grateful for what others do for you.”
get her squad to 25-24 in the first set. “Megan was fantastic today,” said Goulet. “She went in and really gave the team a boost in the back row every time she went in. She did a good job on the service line, serve receive and defence. She had the total package today.” In addition to Dudeck, it was another fifth year who had an outstanding game as lefty Amber Gamblin racked up 11 kills to go along with a game high 28 digs.
Despite that effort it was a rookie who stole the show in this match, as it was first year left side hitter Paige Nelmes taking home Player of the Game honours for her 15 kills, three aces and 19 digs. Going into the f inal weekend of the regular season, UNB will travel to Cape Breton to take on the Capers, and then to Antigonish for a rematch against the X-women, in a pair of games that could have vital implications for the playoff picture.
He may be the lone Saskatchewanian on the UNB men’s hockey team, but Dion Campbell has made himself at home in Fredericton over the last four and a half years. While he may have scored the game winner last weekend, in a 2-1 win over StFX to clinch first place in the Atlantic University Sport standings, his accomplishments over his career with UNB stretch much further than that. Two national championships, a VReds Most Improved Player award, and a fitness regimen that trumps most of his teammates’, are just a few points that have made Campbell a fan favourite at the Aitken Centre. They say you need a foundation of good character players when rebuilding a team, and will often find them in Jr.A. While the V-Reds are far from being in rebuild mode, head coach Gardiner MacDougall reached into the Jr.A pool five years ago, and said he found a player whose work ethic impressed him more than anything. “Dion is a great story,” said MacDougall. “Lately, we’ve been getting more Major Junior players, but there was something about him that I just knew he’d be a good fit. At the time he was working in Red Deer, Alberta, and
Currie Center farewell is sweet for grads Josh Fleck Sports Editor
Saturday evening doubled as both the last home game of the season and Think Pink evening for the Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team. This game marked the last time that four of the team members would touch the Currie Center f loor as AUS athletes; Monica Jones, Amber Gamblin, Emma Hunt and Megan Dudeck.
St Francis Xavier, fresh off a victory over Acadia, ventured into the hostile Currie Center to face an inspired UNB squad who were also coming off a victory. In what was an extremely close match, U NB edged out the Xwomen, 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 24-26, 26-24). In an attempt to make sure all her graduating players touched the floor, head coach Jilliane Goulet ran into a problem: two of her seniors play
the same position. Both Jones and Dudeck are liberos. “It was actually something we worked on this week in practice,” said Goulet about using Dudeck outside of her familiar libero position. “It actually didn’t go so well in practice, so I was second guessing whether we would start the game out like that.” Not playing her usual position Dudeck responded to the addition in the lineup with a clutch service ace to
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The Varsity Reds men’s squad came up short in a thriller against the Dalhousie Tigers, while the women lost, feeling the absence of four regulars. Sandy Chase / The Brunswickan
WOMEN’S A special night for the women’s basketball team, as the Reds took on the Dalhousie Tigers in the first event of the annual Think Pink weekend. Money raised from this game goes to Breast Cancer Research. Unfortunately, the host team was defeated 67-43. “It is a very special weekend for us for many reasons. It allows me to help teach our players the importance of giving back and getting involved with the community. It is also great way to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is also really fun to be part if something so big and so special. Shoot For The Cure has raised over 500,000 nationally over five years, and has all 44 CIS women’s basketball teams participating. [It’s] pretty cool to be a part of that,” said head coach, Jeff Speedy, on the Think Pink weekend. Playing without Claire Colborne, Tilly Ettinger, and Laura Fowler, as well as Colleen Daly, the Reds dug deep into their bench for this game. Colborne, Ettinger and Daly were out for the game for breaking a team rule, and Fowler was out with a concussion. The first quarter was slow for both teams. UNB was only able to score four points in the quarter, as they struggled to find their groove. Several players who were playing had not gotten much playing time this season, and the nerves were certainly evident in this quarter. Missing three starters, the Reds only managed four points in the quarter. The Reds looked stronger in the
second quarter, having several different players score points. Dal struggled against the defence of the Reds, but this quarter was their strongest, outscoring the Reds 20-14. UNB came out of the half strong, but they needed to dig themselves out of a deep hole. Chelsey Colette scored seven of her team high 15 points in this quarter. Again, UNB’s defence limited Dal to scoring just 16 points in the quarter; another impressive feat. The final quarter was the Colette show once again, as she scored another seven points in the quarter. The rookie was the offensive spark this team desperately needed. It was not enough to win the game, though. Sam Kaminsky, player of the game, added eight points and six rebounds in the game. “I thought some good things happened tonight. Some girls who don’t get to play, got to play a lot, and it’s probably a night they’re not going to forget for a while, so I’m happy for them. I still think we could have played better. I know we were short staffed, but we gave up too many offensive rebounds and too many points in transition,” said Speedy, following the game. On Sunday Justine Colley exploded for 26 points in a 73-63 win for the St Mary’s Huskies. Colborne had 16 for UNB after she missed Friday’s game. With playoffs looming, the Reds cannot afford to lose, as they sit four points out of a playoff spot with five games remaining.
Think pink weekend comes up winless
by Julie McLaughlin
I know we were short staffed, I thought some good things happened tonight
MEN’S In one of the most exciting finishes the Currie Center has hosted, the visiting Dalhousie Tigers defeated the Varsity Reds 76-73. Three back-to-back threes by the Reds tied the game at the 45-second mark, before Dalhousie’s Simon Marr hit a three in the final seconds to win the game. This game was an important one, as the race for a playoff spot closed in; UNB needed this 4-point win to help ensure they would have a spot in playoffs in March. This game also marked Dan Quirion’s return to the court after weeks off with an injury. “His ankle still limits what he can do, but he was smart with what he did do. His defence was a big boost for us this game,” said head coach Brent Baker. Struggling to put the ball in the net, the Reds took a four to nothing lead in the first two minutes, but did not score for almost three minutes after that. This allowed Dal to go on a 13-0 run, taking a strong lead halfway through the quarter. UNB began to find their groove, but the quarter ended with Dal up 25-15. The second quarter started by looking similar to the play of the previous quarter, taking the Reds just over two minutes to score a point. Once they managed to score in this quarter, UNB went on an 18-0 run to turn the tables on the visiting team. They continued this throughout the quarter, outscoring their opponent in the quarter 25-7. Both teams came out of half time
fighting hard; neither team allowed the other to go on offensive runs. UNB managed to hold on to their lead the entire quarter, but their largest lead of the quarter was only seven. The fourth quarter proved to be the most exciting of the game. UNB was up six points to start the quarter, but that lead would only last for the first half of the quarter. Dal began to pull away, taking a lead as large as nine with just under two minutes left to play. Player of the game, Will McFee took control, hitting two threes in a 30 second span. UNB got the ball back, which set up a three by Ryan Smith to tie the game. UNB fought hard on defence to keep Dal scoreless before an eight-second half court violation was called on Quirion. This gave the ball back to Dal in their own half, where Marr stepped up and hit the three to win the game. “The eight-second call lost us the game, but there were four or five bad decisions by us before that process, and that’s what cost us the game. We had some mindless turnovers down the stretch, whether that was fatigue, or whether that was Dal’s defence; give them some credit, they hit some good shots too,” said Baker. On Sunday the Reds fell 86-72 to the SMU Huskies. McFee had 23 points in the loss. With five games remaining in the regular season, UNB sits in seventh place with the top six making it to the post season.
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Chris Culligan led the Varsity Reds to wins over UPEI and STU on the weekend. Brian Smith / Submitted
Reds down Tommies and Panthers
Josh Fleck Sports Editor
With first place locked up for the AUS playoffs, the UNB Varsity Reds hockey team was able to rest some players coming back from injury, and show off the depth of the number one team in the country. The V-Reds faced off against cross campus rivals St Thomas, and a feisty UPEI Panthers squad, who are in the midst of jockeying for a playoff position. The battle of the hill hasn’t really been much of a battle for the past couple of years, as STU hasn’t been much of a challenge for the Varsity Reds. Playing in the Grant-Harvey Center for the second time this season, the Reds came out flat footed against the basement dwelling Tommies, only managing to score one goal through the first two periods, against a team who had been averaging 4.3 goals against for the season. That goal came off the stick of defenseman, Ben Shutron; his third of the year. Shutron wasn’t done with that one goal, as he added a shorthanded marker in the third period. Not to be outdone, Thomas Nesbitt also had a two-goal game, scoring his sixth and seventh goals of the season. Nick MacNeil rounded out the goal scoring for UNB, while Felix Poulin spoiled the shutout for Travis Fullerton. Saturday night would prove to be a tougher test for UNB, as UPEI had 11 more wins on the season than Friday night’s opponent. Coming into the game, UNB had taken all three previous meetings, all by one goal. Colby Pridham opened the scoring for the Varsity Reds, continuing to add to what could be his best season in the AUS with his 12th goal of the season. That was all the scoring UNB could muster in the first period, and the score remained 1-0 thanks to UNB goaltender Dan Lacosta. At the 16-minute mark of the period, Shutron laid a big open ice hit on a Panthers’ forward, leaving UPEI with a two on one, where Lacosta came up with three huge saves. Midway through the second period, UNB
defenseman, Daine Todd, carried the puck end to end before the puck ended up on the stick of Antoine Houde-Caron, who went forehand to backhand to beat UPEI goalie, Wayne Savage. “When you’re driving the net, good things happen. I got a lucky bounce and I finished it,” said Houde-Caron. At the 10:48 mark of the period, UNB defenseman, Ben Wright was called for interference. As the penalty was expiring, UPEI forward, Jordan Mayer put the Panthers on the board. That was followed by another Wright penalty, this time for holding, and the Panthers struck again as Travis McIsaac scored on the power play. The third period is where UNB took control of the game, and then put it to rest. Cam Critchlow netted his seventh of the year off a beautiful touch pass from captain Chris Culligan, as he was falling to the ice. Critchlow took the pass and made no mistake as he roofed it, to give UNB a one-goal lead. Twenty seconds later, Houde-Caron added his second of the game off a Savage turnover, before promptly making his exit from the game seven minutes later. Off a faceoff in the neutral zone, Houde-Caron was sent to the ice after being slashed, and then got up and skated into the UPEI zone before tackling the Panthers’ forward and instigating a fight. “That was a selfish penalty. I just lost my mind. I need to be stronger mentally,” said Houde-Caron, in reference to the instigator penalty. Once again, it was MacNeil putting the final nail in the coffin of a 5-2 win. “We had a good start to the game. We had good tempo; we knew we had a good opponent and it’s a fast game,” said head coach, Gardiner MacDougall. “I thought we got away from our game in the second period. We cheated the process and it caught up with us. And in the third, we found ways to get better. The longer we play in a game we seem to get better, and the longer we play in the year we hope we can get better too.” The Varsity Reds will head to Moncton on Friday, to end the regular season against the Aigles Bleus before they will host the second round of the playoffs.
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