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Cherise Letson News Editor UNB faculties want answers, but not from their students. Last month, the academic departments at UNB were informed in a notice from UNB vice-president academic Tony Secco that they will be facing $1.2 million in cuts in the 2014-2015 year. “Accordingly, I have been asked by the UMC [University Management Committee] to accept 1.5 million of ongoing budget target reductions in my portfolio for the 2014-15 year,” Secco’s note read. “Of these deductions, 1.2 million relates to budgets of the faculties and departments (excluding any student service components).” Already facing cuts for the past couple of years, the news of further cuts to academics has left faculty concerned about UNB’s future. Department chairs formed an academic council that has been meeting every Thursday since early February. “The reason why we are getting together is that a lot of departments and faculties are really on the edge, that can’t sustain anymore cuts. We have cut as much as we possibly can,” said earth sciences chair Cliff Shaw at the council’s meeting last Thursday. Shaw presented numbers and statistics at Thursday night’s meeting. He said they were compiled using the information openly available on UNB’s website and through Right to Information requests. The findings are concerning. According to the university-wide budget for 2011-2012, tuition revenues were projected to be around $52 million for the year. But according to UNB’s revenue report for the 2012 fiscal year, organized following CAUBO guidelines on the UNB website, the revenue was $72.338 million from credit courses, $7.391 million on non-credit courses, plus $291,000 in other fees. This means there appears to be a $28 million difference from what was originally projected. Their findings also showed that between 2004 and 2014 all departments at UNBF, with the exception of biology, earth sciences, kinesiology and nursing have lost staff, while the number of some administration has increased during the same time period. Some of these increases are in the office of the vice-president of research, which gained 19 administrative positions, and the office of the president, which gained nine. The UNB College of Extended Learning also gained nine new administrators and the office of the Saint John vice-president gained 20. Though it appears hiring for some administrative positions has gone up, the number of administrators for student-related services has gone down. Between 2004 and 2014, Student Affairs has lost three employees, and ITS and Residence Life have lost two. The council’s findings also show that since 2007, the amount of money allocated to staff, support staff and faculties
has gone down. However, UNB president Eddy Campbell to the faculty told faculty is a letter that many of the non-faculty positions added were funded through other sources outside the university. “According to our careful review, 84 non-faculty term positions that were added were made possible by funds from various sources outside the university operating budget usually referred to as ‘soft funding,’ ” Campbell’s letter read. Campbell also argued that the added administration positions were needed. “Most of these people are providing direct or indirect support to faculty in their research, teaching and service efforts,” he said. The council will be meeting with UNB vice-president finance Daniel Murray, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks. They have also sent in their numbers to Murray’s office so he could point out any discrepancies. The numbers and trends have raised concerns about what the university will look like in decades to come. They argue that the university is allocating money away from its “academic vision.” If continued, they believe UNB could look like a very different place decades from now: A university with few staff and students simply paying money to get their degrees. “It’s very clear, these guys aren’t stupid and we know that. They know this is happening,” said Gary Saunders of the biology department at the meeting. “A very clear question for the vice-president finance is going to be ‘[When] did you actually plan to stop this?’ ” The amount of cuts in past years has some faculty members questioning who is running the university. Shaw said as the numbers stand, it looks like it’s the vice-president finance. “That’s what frightens me . . . how we have somebody that doesn’t care about education, who’s never stood in front of a class of students, who’s never taught a course . . . he’s running the show,” Shaw said. The council believes it’s time for students to be aware of the cuts and the possible long-term consequences of them. “For me, it’s to give out information that people are paying for a service and yet a large quantity of dollars they are paying for that service are going to something that they didn’t anticipate,” Shaw said. “They anticipated paying student fees for to learn . . . they didn’t anticipate to be paying student fees to build a Currie Center and 15 new administrators.” UNB Student Union vice-president internal Jenn Connolly was one of the students present at Thursday’s meeting. She told the Brunswickan she found the faculty’s findings disturbing, particularly where administration is being hired. “. . . To me that seems very questionable and makes me wonder exactly what they’re doing and why they’re
Academic Excellence? UNB faculty want answers and solutions to upcoming cuts UNB faculties will face
$1.2 MILLION in cuts in the 2014-2015 year
Their findings: Top three offices/departments creating positions
Who is leaving? Gain / Loss in positions between 2004 and 2012 for non-departmentalised faculties (Fredericton)
VP Saint John Office (+20) VP Research Office (+19) President’s Office (+9)
“That’s what frightens me . . . how we have somebody that doesn’t care about education, who’s never stood in front of a class of students, who’s never taught a course . . . he’s running the show,”
Business (-7) Computer Science (-5) Education (-13) Kinesiology (+1)
“A very clear question for the vice-president finance is going to be ‘[When] did you actually plan to stop this?’”
neede d , ” Connolly said. “It’s not only professors who are not being hired back, you look at the student affairs and services that are very important and affect students as well . . . there other facets in the university for students, and they are not being looked at either.” Another fact she found questionable was the discrepancy in tuition revenue projections. “There’s 28 million dollars of our tuition that’s not going towards tuitionrelated things,” Connolly said. “And as someone paying for a service, that worries me. Because I’m obviously not getting everything that I’m paying for.” Connolly said the UNBSU plans to go over academic council’s findings with the incoming executive, and hopes to see a change in student engagement surrounding the issue.
“I really hope to see a big push from the Student Union and the new executive on getting students engaged in what’s going on in the university and getting them interested in the transparency or lack thereof surrounding the UNB’s financials,” she said. For those wanting to learn more, students are welcome to attend the academic council’s meetings held every Thursday at 5 p.m. in room 104 in the Geology and Forestry building.
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R.C. (+1) Forestry (-2) Law (-4) Data from RPB
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Students encouraged to get carded
The new UCards are designed to be more secure and feature new “tap and go” services. Submitted Emma McPhee News Reporter Your student ID card is getting a face-lift. On Monday the new UCard, UNB’s student ID card, was released containing new technology that will allow students to access contactless card services around campus. This week the UCard office is offering a re-carding service so students can switch to the new card format free of cost. ”We first need to re-card all UNB Fredericton students, faculty, and staff to make sure everyone has this new card technology before we can implement these new contactless services on campus,” said Melissa Hannah, director of the UNB Card Office. “Another reason students should get their new UCard during the re-card is eventually, we will be deactivating old ID cards, although a date hasn’t been determined.” Students are encouraged to drop by the UNB Card Office, room 106 in
the SUB, to trade their old ID cards for the new ones. Students do not have to pay for the new cards. “There is no cost to students to get their new UCard. If you happen to lose your new UCard and need to replace it, a replacement fee will apply just as it does now,” Hannah said. As an added incentive, all students who trade in their old cards during the re-card week will be entered in a draw for two $50 UCard Cash prizes that can be used at most retail outlets on campus. Although it may seem as if UNB’s student ID cards were already recently updated, Hannah said that this was only in appearance and not function. “An updated card design was released in August 2012. This design did not require a re-card as no new technology was introduced at that time. We used the same cards as we always did, we just switched to the new look when printing new ID cards,” she said. The new cards contain an antenna and chip for new “tap and go” services on campus. These features will replace
the current technology of barcodes and magnetic stripes. In the upcoming months, the locations on campus that accept UCards will be updated to accommodate for the new format. “Right now, students will be able to tap their new UCard instead of swiping it at Tim Hortons and at the PHIL Station in the HIL. More of these tap and go locations are expected to be added throughout the year as we begin to move away from older technologies,” Hannah said. The cards are also outfitted with a unique hologram which will make the UCards more secure and more difficult to counterfeit. The updates will not change any of the UCards’ regular features – just how they are done. “Along with the new design, hologram and technology, your new UCard still has all of the features of the old card and can still be used for student discounts around town,” Hannah said. Students who wish to get their new UCard must bring their old one to the UNB Card Office. The re-carding event runs from March 17 to 21.
UNBSU Election errors straightened out Cherise Letson News Editor The UNBSU will be looking at ways to prevent future technical errors in their general election voting process. Last week, it was discovered there was more than just the Board of Governors ballot that was affected by technical and clerical errors. A nursing representative was accidentally left off the ballot and the SUB board ballot also included a candidate not running for the position. The Brunswickan board of directors ballet also had a yes/no option for each candidate, when there was only one position available on the board. UNBSU chief returning officer Shahla Yousuf said the accidental errors were caused by different factors that were unique to this year, along with miscommunication with IT services. “Given the strike we had this year, we had an accelerated time frame to execute the [election] . . . With the staggered and delayed return of candidates to campus, collecting and verifying information was
an arduous process,” Yousuf said. “It was a combination of all the delays [as well as] logistical and communication hurdles we faced compounded by the number of people involved that led to the errors in online voting this year.” Current UNB Student Union president Ben Whitney said all of the errors have been straightened out. The BoG candidates and the nursing candidate had a new voting period last week. The accidental SUB board candidate was simply disregarded and the Brunswickan decided to work with two student board representatives next year. “I apologized to the candidates I talked to for the inconvenience. I know it’s frustrating in a campaign to have this kind of thing happen,” Whitney said. “It was just human error and we’re apologized and done all we can to rectify it and we’ll try to put [procedures] in place so it doesn’t happen again.” Yousuf said she would like to see a more comprehensive communication plan with IT services for future elections. “I would also like to see a push
towards automation in terms of information entry of the candidates, so that candidates can enter their information electronically and it can be verified faster,” Yousuf said. “This will reduce the number of cases where errors continue propagating through the election process.” Despite the technical glitches, she said UNB IT Services has done a great job in handling the UNBSU elections. “Most of the work goes on in the background, like gathering info from multiple sources and its verification, a process which our team and UNB ITS continually works towards improving,” she said.
Nursing: Colleen Kavanagh BoG: Emilie Chiasson Kurt Goddard
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Students go into the Dragons’ Den (and live to tell about it) Emma McPhee News Reporter Last April, three students from UNB went before five of Canada’s greatest business moguls on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Not only did they survive the encounter but they will appear in an episode on March 26. UNBSU vice-president external Greg Bailey, along with Garrett Nelson and Stephen Likely, all fourth-year chemical engineering students, earned a chance to appear on the show last year after winning the CBC Viewer’s Choice award at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Breakthru competition for their business called Black Magic. Next Wednesday at 8 p.m. they will appear for 60 seconds on an aired episode. “We’ve been told that we’ll be getting a 60 second spot, so don’t blink,” said Bailey. “We had no idea if we’d make it: they usually film way more episodes than they actually use so they have more material. Even in our case we pitched for almost an hour and out of that they’re only using a minute.” Their business, Black Magic, was based around an industrial hand cleaner. It was developed by a professor at UNB. “Anything oil-based like paint or grease would just wipe away with this stuff, which was environmentally friendly and made from renewable feed stocks,” Bailey said. On top of winning the Viewer’s Choice award, they also placed third at the Breakthru competition. Dragons’ Den is a show where hopeful entrepreneurs pitch their business plans to successful venture capitalists – Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickinson, Jim Treliving, Bruce Croxon and David Chilton – for business financing. The Dragons, as the venture capitalists are called, are famous for being ruthless. They are unable to say whether they made a deal – you’ll have to wait to find out on next Wednesday’s episode. But
Marc Gagnon Staff Reporter
Greg Bailey, Garrett Nelson and Stephen Likely will appear on the Dragons’ Den on March 26. Submitted Bailey had some comments about three of the Dragons. “Kevin was fierce. When he picks a point, he really dwells on it,” Bailey said. “Arlene was a saint. She was really impressed by the fact that we were students and defended us to the other Dragons whenever someone seemed like they didn’t want to listen.” But Bailey sad it was Dragon Treliving that brought some comic relief to the experience. “Jim was probably the funnest one to watch. He just sits there and listens, but when he speaks you know he’s going to say something that you never expected.” Though they had what the team calls a near-perfect pitch, Bailey has one incident he hopes won’t make it into the episode. “I completely blanked when trying to say Kevin O’Leary’s name,” he said. “The pitch had been going perfectly, and then it hit me that I was actually
in the Den. I just kind of stopped for a few seconds and by the time the guys realized what happened, Kevin asked me, ‘Did you just forget my name?’ The other Dragons thought it was hilarious; they told us he needed the shot to his ego.” Appearing on Dragon’s Den was a result of an unexpected twist of fate for the young entrepreneurial team. They had auditioned for Dragon’s Den the regular way before the Breakthru competition and hadn’t received a call back. Then they got another shot at it by winning the Viewer’s Choice award. “We learned the value of doing something you love,” Bailey said. Though being on the show was an exciting experience, he said the journey all started at UNB. “There’s a lot of cool stuff happening at the classroom level in entrepreneurship at UNB, and students should get involved,” he said. “It will change your life.”
Club brings medicine, education and development to Ecuador Andrew Martel Business Manager A new club on campus is hoping to make waves on Freddy Beach, but also on the shores of Ecuador. MEDLife, which stands for “Medicine, Education, Development for Low-income families everywhere,” has a new chapter at UNB, who are working towards support initiatives in Ecuador. “I was approached by a friend who was a part of MEDLife McGill. They wanted to expand the club all over Canada,” said Anna Caulfield, club president and second-year kinesiology student. “We’ve been fundraising all year to support initiatives in Latin America to provide services. We’re going on a mobile clinic trip to Ecuador in May.” Though the UNB chapter has selected to help out in Ecuador this year, the international organization of MEDLife allows chapters to offer support in Peru and Tanzania as well.
Wellness month aims to get students thinking green
“We can choose each year, however, this year the trip date worked well with us and we thought the Ecuador clinic needed more help,” said Laura Arsenault, co-fundraising chair and fourth-year student in recreational sports studies and wellness. Though the club is new, the UNB chapter has had significant interest from students and currently has twenty UNB students and grads planning on going on the mobile clinic trip in May. “For a first-year club, we’ve gotten some more interest than expected, especially at a smaller-level school,” said Erika Erman, co-fundraising chair who is also a fourth-year recreational sports studies and psychology student. “The members of our club have been helping a lot with organizing events and volunteering. We have a lot of interest to continue this next year.” Each chapter interested in participating in the mobile clinic trip to Ecuador must raise $1200 for construction costs
and medical supplies. This amount is on top of the amount that each member must raise to go on the trip. MEDLife UNB has, over the past year, organized bake sales, 50/50 draws at V-Reds games, as well has a few planned fundraisers before the May trip, including a band night at the Cellar on April 3 at 9 p.m. “We will also have a raffle for people to win prizes, as we’ve had a lot of donations for it,” said Arsenault. If interested to get involve or looking for more information on the club can contact MEDLife UNB at medlifeunb@ gmail.com. “It’s a good opportunity for anyone who is interested in volunteer experience but as well traveling because you get the best of both,” said Arsenault. “But again, if you don’t have the money to come or don’t want to come on the trip, you still get plenty of opportunities to volunteer in the community.”
Turn off the TV, unplug the laptop, turn down the hot water! March is Environmental Wellness Month at UNB, and that means making an effort to reduce wasted energy on campus. Spearheaded by the Campus Wellness Committee, Facilities Management, Sodexo, the Student Union and the Campus Ministry, this month holds many events and challenges, all with the goal of getting people involved in reducing UNB’s energy usage. The Residence Energy Challenge is of the main initiatives this month, taking place in virtually every residence on campus. The goal is to inform students of easy, everyday ways that they can minimize their energy footprint – turning off your computer, for example, uses 84 to 87 per cent less energy than leaving it running. Students should be aware of their Phantom Load – the wasted energy used up by electronic devices while plugged in, even when turned off. Unplugging TVs, game consoles, computers, and cell phone chargers can save approximately 2-6 watts per day. Sodexo Canada, which has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers, has already held a Waste-Less Day, where students are asked to scrape the waste from their own plates into three separate bins over the lunch hour. On March 29, they will host Dine in the Dark at McLeod and McConnell Halls, where dinner will be served by candlelight – perhaps an opportunity for romance if your crush finds energy conservation a turn-on. While the purpose of this month is to get students actively involved with
energy conservation, UNB has actually been working on saving energy for decades. Beginning in the 1970s, UNB formalized its effort into the Energy Management Program in 1996. Tom Gilmore, Energy Manager at Facilities Management, said the project is saving UNB energy in many ways, including steam, electricity and water retrofits. “Many of the upgrades you see in buildings today have an energy-saving component,” Gilmore said. “In addition to that there are many projects that have been completed saving energy consumption that the average eye would never see.” Gillian McLean of the Campus Wellness Committee said energy conservation initiatives on campus have made a difference in the past. She said since 1996, UNB has realized electricity consumption reductions equivalent to supplying 2,845 homes with electricity for a year, water conservation enough to fill the Fredericton water towers 764 times, and CO2 emissions avoided equivalent to planting 4,722,867 trees. “We believe it’s important for everyone to be aware of the impact they have on the environment - students included,” said McLean. “Every effort matters and makes a difference.” While Gilmore said the main problem of energy loss at UNB is the aging buildings, as their heritage status complicates the replacement of leaky windows and doors, ultimately it’s the students and staff that have the most to contribute to keeping UNB green. “Technology can only reduce so far, at the end of the day we all have to look at how we are using energy and be responsible about it,” he said. “Environmental Awareness Month is a great mechanism to raise awareness and get people talking.”
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Richard Kemick Opinions Columnist Only two years after introducing a forestry plan that wasn’t to the liking of the interests of the Irving family, the Alward government has backtracked and put forward an entirely new policy. It seems that the 3.6 million acres of land that the Irvings own is not enough to satisfy their addiction to firewood. Under the new policy, an additional 660,600 cubic metres of softwood from Crown land will be made available, an increase of 21 per cent. Furthermore, the new policy decreases the area of a forest that is to be preserved from 28 to 23 per cent. What is shocking is not that the Irving family has an abnormally large level of direct influence on the provincial government, but that the Irvings are so nonchalant about showing it. At least have the common decency to stand behind the curtain while you manipulate our government. The Irving family is the thirteenthlargest landowner in the world, beating Ted Turner and Sheik Hamad Bin Khalifa of Qatar. Furthermore, the twelve landowners that place ahead of the Irvings are all either monarchs or the Pope — who is obviously the monarch of our souls. While I, along with many New Brunswickers I’m sure, do not think too highly of Premier Alward’s powers of deduction, the fact that the Irvings own our entire province and the fact that our province is largely populated by underemployed or unemployed citizens seems too coincidental to ignore. However, the Alward government’s decision to finally grant the Irvings the full status of popeish power is symptomatic of New Brunswick’s historic perception of the province’s natural resources. New Brunswick is home to a mountain range of Crown land that, because of the relatively few roads leading through the area, has supported an old
growth Acadian forest that was unique to northeastern North America. The mountain range is called the Christmas Mountains, with its ten peaks named after St Nicholas, his eight reindeer, and the North Pole. But even the true spirit of Christmas could not save the old growth Acadian forest. In the mid 1990s, Premier Frank McKenna leased the Crown land to the pulp and paper company Repap (which is also coincidentally the name of my wildly unsuccessful reusable pap-smear company). By 1995, after an aggressive clear-cutting operation, the Christmas Mountains and their Acadian forest were devastated. Tough break, Dasher and Dancer. This province couldn’t have more cartoonishly evil environmental policies if they tried. The clear-cutting of the Christmas Mountains was not just environmentally devastating, it was economically damning. Having a vibrant and unique ecosystem allows for the establishment of the financially lucrative industry of tourism, an industry that regenerates a lot faster than hardwood. However, because of this province’s dismal environmental record, New Brunswick’s largest tourism draw is coming to watch the annual migration of the majestic twenty-somethings fleeing the province. British Columbia, the province which would have once been the poster boy for clear-cutting if there was any paper left to print posters on, has significantly reduced its deforestation within the past decade. This change is not the result of altruistic environmentalism but rather of economic gain. The value of exported lumber has been in free-fall within the past five years, with most products seeing a decrease between 25 and 45 per cent. Simultaneously, however, B.C.’s tourism has been increasing at a similar rate. This increase is because a standing forest, unlike a clear-cut one, provides an ongoing income instead of a small
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New Brunswick’s new forestry policy will decrease preserved forest area from 28 to 23 per cent CIFOR / FlickrCC lump sum. New Brunswick’s tourism industry isn’t as promising. Lonely Planet’s Canada’s Maritime Provinces lists the Irving Pulp and Paper Mill as one of the top ten worst things in the Maritimes. Furthermore, in Lonely Planet’s Discover Canada, the travel guide’s two suggested itineraries for the Maritimes both cut out New Brunswick entirely. B.C.’s environmental protection
of its forests is in direct contrast to New Brunswick’s; B.C.’s policies are a response to changing economic times, New Brunswick’s policies are a response to what the Irvings holler from their marble balconies. If the provincial government keeps trying to get themselves off on the idea that the economic success of the provinces rest in the pillaging of the few natural resources New Brunswick
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still has left, they will undoubtedly find themselves blue in the face and blue in other regions as well. Unless the Alward government overhauls its environmental policies, the closest thing this province will have to wildlife is the the 21 per cent unemployment rate in the Miramichi area, coincidentally one of Irving’s forestry hubs.
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March is UNB’s environmental awareness initiative month. What do you do to help the environment?
“I use reusable water bottles and Tupperware containers instead of plastic bags.”
“Recycle scrap paper.”
“I always recycle.”
“Reuse my coffee mug.”
“I try to carpoool as often as possible.”
“I use cereal boxes to wrap gifts.”
“I always turn off my tap and lights when I don’t need them running.”
“Do my best to not be wasteful. Reduce, reuse, recycle.”
“If it’s yellow let it mellow. If it’s brown flush it down! (Saving water)”
Connexion ARC ready to make some noise
Tess Allen Arts Reporter Kyle McDonald knows better than anyone that patience is a virtue – but don’t take his word for it. The frontman of Middle-Easterninspired “mantra doom” duo, Zaum, believes that in order to appreciate the Moncton-based group’s unique sound, his audiences need to sit tight and allow themselves to fully engage in the experience. In other words, they need to be patient. But, as McDonald asserts, it’s worth the wait. “The main concept is that it’s a very patient band, in that it’s more of an experience than it is a ‘come and check out a few songs’ [kind of band]. It’s like watching a movie: you won’t quite get the full experience or concept if you don’t really invest the time into it,” said MacDonald, adding that while the band’s songs are typically “long and drawn-out”, they are sometimes described by those who have heard them as “epic.” Patience has in fact been a key factor in Zaum’s success since its foundation with McDonald and drummer Chris Lewis last summer. Despite never having performed a conventional show, the two-piece has recorded their first LP – titled Oracles, produced by Swedish record label I HATE and set for release this May – and have several tours slated for the next few months throughout the
Maritimes and even across Europe. MacDonald said this “backwards” approach has been well-suited to the band’s basic concept. “The whole thing from the get-go is that I really wanted to take my time. I didn’t want to be one of those bands that pumps together a few songs and gets it right out there,” he said. Now, the wait is over. Or at least it will be on Thursday evening, when Zaum will give their debut performance – and offer audiences a sneak peak at their upcoming LP – at Connexion Artist-Run Centre. It’s an experience McDonald can’t wait to bring to Fredericton music lovers. “If you want to see something that’s a little bit out of the ordinary . . . we really feel like you’ll draw something from it . . . and embrace the idea of it,” he said. “That’s what a lot of people aren’t looking at these days; that angle of really making people feel like they’ve just experienced something they haven’t before.” But the experience on Thursday night won’t be limited to Zaum. Also scheduled to play at Connexion ARC are Fredericton noise/punk band Panzy, Fredericton art/noise solo project Union Suit, and Fredericton punk group Talentless Poke. Tate LeJeune of Union Suit hopes to bring audiences a similarly unique musical experience. “With every piece I start with a
Zaum (above) will be playing alongshide Panzy, Union Suit and Talentless Poke at Connecion ARC. Submitted very simple, subdued melody and build it to a very emotional and noisy climax. Once it reaches a certain peak, I start doing spoken word, which is all my own poetry,” said LeJeune, who describes the sound he creates with a distorted microphone, a guitar, a series of effects pedals and an amplifier as “post-rock noise.” “I’ve been on CHSR before and
somebody described it as an ‘experience.’ That’s what it is. It’s not so much coming to appreciate the notion of a song, but to appreciate the sound.” Devon Cole, drummer of Panzy, said those who come by Connexion ARC tomorrow evening can expect “a lot of really guttural vocals, loud beats, some hard drum lines and drone-y, loud guitar.”
“[You] can expect really loud, moshworthy music. You can really get into it,” said Cole. “[You’re] going to have a good time and listen to some good hard-core music.” Admission to Thursday’s all-ages, wet/dry event at Connexion ARC will be $7. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Flesh & Bones merges biology and art Kevin Lemieux The Brunswickan Calling all biology and fine arts students, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery has a treat for you! The gallery’s new Flesh & Bones: Permutations Of The Human Form exhibit shows the wonders of the body through art. Terry Graff, the gallery’s curator, explains that this exhibit came together from their permanent collection. “We have a collection of around 3500 works of art, so it provides a great source to draw upon. There are a lot more pieces we could have chosen, but the idea was to create an exhibition that presented Canadian and British contemporary and modern works of art,” said Graff. While the pieces in Flesh & Bones are
mostly paintings, the exhibit also has a of an arm, so it’s interesting to see what selection of sculptures, drawings and arts perspective of the body and its motions are,” he said. photography. Don Bonham is an artist who lived Bonham’s sculpture, Ham, Son of Noah II, is one of 27 pieces in the exhibit in London, Ont. and Toronto for a number and is The body is probably the finest ma- m a d e of years f and chine ever made. I’ve been amazed by o now wood, engineering and technology. We know f ib e r resides that we can make almost the equiva- g l a s s , in New York. He a n d lent of an arm, so it’s interesting to light thinks see what arts perspective of the body metal. the best and its motions are. art comes T h e ser ies from the natural body. also has paintings by some well“The body is probably the finest ma- known Maritime artists, such as Mary chine ever made. I’ve been amazed by Pratt, Christopher Pratt, Alex Colville, engineering and technology. We know and Bruno Bobak. Graff agrees that the body is a comthat we can make almost the equivalent
mon and a great part of art culture. “The body is an obsession for some artists. Some look at the idea of beauty in various cultures. Others have found that by representing the body, they can express something internal,” he said. “Art is a mirror and it can tell us something about the time that they were created and the human condition.” The exhibit also examines the inner workings of the body, including cell development and the new advancements in plastic surgery, cyborg science and virtual reality. Bonham was inspired by the beauty of the everyday man to create his piece in 1997. “I saw a young man and his father and his face was so captivating. I asked the father if I could cast his son’s face in a mold. He agreed and that’s how I
based my project around. I’ve used the face many times now,” said Bonham. Graff thinks everyone should come out and take advantage of this intriguing exhibit. “We try to present a large spectrum of the visual arts. This exhibition brings you to a place where you can confront actual works of art; where you get scale and texture. It`s a physical experience. It gives you time to slow things down and do internal reflection. The gallery is always changing so students should enjoy it.” Flesh & Bones: Permutations Of The Human Form is on display until April 20. Admission to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is free with a valid Student ID.
BRUNSWICKANARTS Thom Swift helps conserve NB forests
Thom Swift will be performing this weekend as part of a Nature Trust fundraiser. Submitted Tess Allen Arts Reporter Growing up in McAdam, N.B., Thom Swift learned the importance of nature the hard way. Long before he became the awardwinning blues musician that he is today, Swift was just a new high school graduate, looking to make some postgrad cash. So when an opportunity to run a power saw for a large forest clearing company presented itself in the area, he took it. “I worked [there] for a couple years because, growing up in a small town, there wasn’t a whole lot of work. And so what happens a lot of the time is people go to work and all they’re thinking about is making a few bucks for their families. They’re not thinking long term,” said Swift. Roughly 30 years later, he knows this better than ever. “I was a kid. I was thinking about work. I’m not a kid anymore,” said Swift, 50, now based in Nova Scotia. “I’m shocked because our government is run by adults, and they’re not 18 years old anymore but they’re kind of acting like they’re 18 years old.” Swift’s deep appreciation for nature has translated into a serious drive to help conserve New Brunswick’s forests, something he plans to do this weekend at the Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s On The Rise fundraising event. “It’s not that we take advantage [of nature]; it’s that . . . we’re kind of blinded to it. We think it’s there and it’s always going to be there. But that’s not always the case,” he said. “It’s our responsibility as adults to do exactly what the Nature Trust is trying to do and is doing.” The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is a charitable land trust that has, to date, conserved thousands of acres of land throughout the province. It cur-
rently has 37 nature preserves throughout New Brunswick, including one on Fredericton’s northside known as the Hyla Park Nature Preserve. Swift will perform at the organization’s second annual On The Rise fundraiser on Saturday. The fundraiser is themed “Stewardship” and it will feature a keynote address by Remsoft’s Sandi MacKinnon, a corporate steward for Hyla Park, an auction, raffle, and hors d’oeuvres. It’s an event which Nature Trust communications coordinator Jessica Bradford believes is critical for the organization for a number of reasons. “The Nature Trust has been around for 26 years now . . . but there are still so many people out there who don’t know about our organization because we’re rather small,” said Bradford. “The main objective [of On The Rise] is to raise funds for the Nature Trust, but also to raise awareness, because having a very visual community event . . . opens up new doors and new things we can do in the province.” While regular admission to the event is $50, students can purchase one of 20 student tickets available at $20 each, by emailing email@example.com. This student-friendly initiative is one Bradford hopes will encourage more young people to show their support for the cause. “It’s so important to be engaging the students in our efforts . . . the main reason [being] that we need this next generation to continue what we’re doing. So if we engage them now, it will . . . continue to make land conservation a priority in the future,” she said. Nature Trust of New Brunswick’s On The Rise fundraising event will take place on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Funds raised at this year’s event will go toward a variety of causes within the organization, including operational costs, stewardship work and public education.
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It’s a snowy Thursday evening, and while the cold winds whirl outside Marshall d’Avray hall, witches burn within. It’s a rehearsal for The Crucible, the debut performance by the UNB Drama Club. It’s a week before their performance, and the cast is freshly off their books. Their lines are staggered, but the passion and energy is palpable in the room. “Is it too late to switch to The Wizard of Oz?” asks one performer. Everyone laughs. The Crucible by Arthur Miller follows the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. The performance is directed by fourth-year engineering student Andreas Marquis as part of his drama minor independent study. “It’s all about witch hysteria and mob mentality and how people can just get taken over by their fears,” said Marquis. “There’s this group of girls who are out dancing in the woods, and they get caught. But to avoid blame, because this is a really strict society and they would be whipped, they start faking being possessed by the devil. They start saying other people come to them, they start accusing people of being witches.” Crystal Chettiar, a Mount Allison drama grad, is the technical director of the play and will also be performing
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The Salem witch trials get heated in Crucible, which opens on Friday. Adam Travis / The Brunswickan as Abigail Williams. Chettiar said her character is the one “who gets the whole thing started.” “My character really moves the play and continues to lie about who’s a witch and who’s not a witch, while also covering herself up,” she said. Alex McAllister, first-year arts student and co-founder of the UNB Drama Club, will be performing as Reverend Samuel Parris. He said that the politics within the play are relevant today. “Arthur Miller wrote it as kind of an allegory for the McCarthy doctrine, when they were calling out communists [in the American government] and blacklisting actors . . . so it’s really political,” said McAllister. “When I was reading The Crucible, it was during the strike, and I thought it was really interesting learning about the Salem witch trials and the politics of Salem then going on the Gleaner and reading about the UNB strike.” The play is the premiere performance of the UNB Drama Club. The club is composed primarily of UNB students, several of whom are drama students looking to keep their theatrical spirit alive outside of class. The twenty students all have technical roles in addition to their performance roles, handling all aspects of the play from lighting to set creation. “It is a very amateur theatre group, which is great because it’s giving people who’ve never done theatre outside of high school, or even at all, a chance to be involved building sets and designing things and acting,” said Chettiar.
Marquis said that the UNB Drama Club has received lots of support from the local theatre community. “Fredericton has a great community for supporting little things like this that are up-and-coming. My experience in the Fredericton theatre community has been nothing but positive support and a desire to help,” he said. “We’re borrowing props from Theatre New Brunswick, we’re borrowing risers from the Aitken Centre, we’re borrowing flats from Theatre UNB, we’re borrowing costumes from FHS – there’s been a lot of reaching out and getting help from people. It’s not all free, but, thank god, we’ve got Student Union funding, which is wonderful. We would not be where we were if not for Student Union club funding.” Although the club is young, Chettiar says it has great potential, and the theatre group has high hopes for next year. “This is an up-and-coming club and there’s a lot of promise in it and a lot of people who are working really hard,” she said. “Some of the first-time actors are giving some of the performances that I’ve been enjoying the most, like Alex Roscoe as Giles [Corey],” added McAllister. “Just because they’re first-time actors doesn’t mean they’re not natural onstage.” The Crucible will be performed on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5.
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Songs of the week.
by Sebastian Maynard
Chuck Inglish – Glam (feat. Chance The Rapper)
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 19
With Chuck Inglish’s Convertibles due out on April 19, he has released another song off the upcoming album, “Glam,” with the help of fellow Chicago native, Chance The Rapper. The two artists are also joined by Macie Stewart singing a melodic harmony, and Donnie Trumpet, who provides some brass throughout the song. It’s a laid-back track that would be perfect for listening to with the windows down and sun shining, if we ever get to that point.
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THURSDAY, MAR. 20
Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones and Paul Simon – Hero, Hero, Hero
International Women’s Day Snack ‘n’ Chat (rescheduled event). 12 p.m. at the University Women’s Centre, SUB.
Converse recently announced a series that they titled “3 Artists 1 Song,” and a few collaborations have already been revealed – the newest being “Hero, Hero, Hero” featuring Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones of The Clash and Paul Simon. The end result is a song that Diplo describes as “something that we hope no one could expect and Converse valued everyone’s artistic freedom to let us shine throughout the past few months to make this thing happen.” The first minute of the song is a modern R&B feeling, with Ocean crooning “I’m a bad boy/ I’m a punk” before the electronic melody turns into a full-on rock song with a children’s choir. For a song that lasts just under three minutes, the artists are able to pack a lot in, with Ocean and Diplo providing a teaser for what fans hope will be future collaborations.
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FRIDAY, MAR. 21 UNB Drama Club presents The Crucible. 7 p.m. at Marshall d’Avray, UNB campus. $5 admission. Check out the article by Lee Thomas in this week’s issue! The Cross and the Closet (rescheduled event). 7 p.m. at Brian Mulroney Hall, STU campus. Cinema Politica presents Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth. 7 p.m. at the Conserver House, 180 St. John St. By donation.
Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar – Backwards The Divergent soundtrack boasted a lot of exciting collaborations and songs, one being the M83 track written about in last week’s Brunswickan, but perhaps the most anticipated was the Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar song, “Backwards.” The track features an alternative take on Tame Impala’s popular song, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” Lead singer, Kevin Parker, opts for a dreamysounding chorus which clashes with Kendrick’s intense verses. This isn’t the first time that Kendrick has hopped on a remix for an unexpected collaboration, as he recently appeared on an alternate version of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.”
SATURDAY, MAR. 22 UNB Drama Club presents The Crucible. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Marshall d’Avray, UNB campus. $5 admission. Nature Trust of New Brunswick: On The Rise fundraising event. 7 p.m. at the Delta Fredericton. Tickets are $50, student tickets $20.
SUNDAY, MAR. 23
Red ‘n’ Black Revue. 7 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom. $5 admission. Check out the article by Marc Gagnon in this week’s issue!
MONDAY, MAR. 24 Monday Night Film Series presents Gloria. 7:30 p.m. at Tilley Hall, UNB campus. $7 admission.
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Dear Ari, My boyfriend is a lot of fun and very social, but also very flirty. His confidence and flirtiness was what attracted me in the first place, but I get jealous when I see him flirting with other guys. He says it means nothing to him and it’s just how he interacts with people, but it really bothers me. How do I make him see that without coming across as possessive?? Sincerely, Relationship Robbie Dear Relationship, It doesn’t sound as if your boy-
TUESDAY, MAR. 25 friend is trying to hurt you or make you feel jealous. Like you said, his mannerisms were what drew you to him initially. It’s normal for you to feel a little disappointed in realizing that maybe your boyfriend’s flirtations weren’t something special between the two of you, but – I know this sounds cheesy – there must be something special between you, or else you wouldn’t be together. To have a positive conversation about it with your boyfriend, you’re going to have to pinpoint exactly what it is about the flirting that bothers you so much. If you are somewhat
possessive, be honest about it. Keep in mind that your boyfriend was flirty before he knew you, and you know that he still is now. Maybe he can tone it down a bit for your sake, or channel it into flirting more with you, but you need to recognize that you can’t actually change him. Affectionately, Ari
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The men’s volleyball team came second in the AUS finals, but McFarlen was able to come away with the title of rookie of the year. Fran Harris / The Brunswickan
McFarlen named rookie of the year Sarah Rouse The Brunswickan Whether it is on the court or in the classroom, Atlantic University Sport (AUS) rookie of the year Chhase McFarlen embodies the spirit of a student-athlete. Determined yet fun-loving, his zest for life serves as a true testament to the type of students the university aspires to attract. It is hard to believe, then, that his post-secondary volleyball career started far from UNB – on the other side of the country, in fact. Hailing from Port Moody, British Columbia, McFarlen began playing volleyball at the age of ten – discovering a passion for the sport that has carried into his adult life. Working his way up through club and provincial teams, he excelled at
every level of the game and was recruited to play at Camosun College, where he was studying towards a bachelor of sciences. It was only after speaking with V-Red teammate Tristen Burridge, whom he had previously coached, that he realized he could pursue both of his lifelong dreams at UNB – namely, playing at one of the highest levels of volleyball in the country while studying kinesiology. Although this was his first season at UNB, McFarlen easily adapted to life on the East Coast, saying, “One of my favourite things about UNB is that there is a much tighter community not only among the athletes, but also with classmates. I really appreciate how small the classes are as well.” McFarlen’s first season as a Varsity Red was full of ups and downs as he battled back from a devastating knee in-
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jury that plagued him for several years. “I had knee surgery in September, and then only started playing in November,” he said. “Because of the time off, I don’t really think I got back to where I was the previous year, which was disappointing. Besides that, I’m more than happy with how the season went and I have no regrets.” McFarlen had only good things to say about his teammates and coach at UNB. “I loved playing with everyone on the team, they were all super friendly and welcoming. There’s no cliques, and I love that,” said McFarlen. “I really loved having Dan McMoran as a coach. He’s very competitive and brings out the best in every player.” He also praised the university’s stateof-the-art facilities and constantly available athletic therapy, saying it makes
for an encouraging atmosphere for athletes who are striving for perfection in their sport. However, despite his appreciation for UNB, McFarlen believes he could not have achieved so much without the help of his family back home. He credits his family and friends for supporting his move across the country, especially his girlfriend Alyssa Wolf, a third-year volleyball player at Vancouver Island University. Looking toward the future, McFarlen is very clear on what he hopes to achieve in his final year of eligibility as a Varsity Red. “My main goal is to win the AUS championship,” he said. “I’ve never won a provincial championship in my life, so to win one here would be a great way to finish my university career.” After he reaches his dreams of achiev-
ing the AUS banner he hopes to do what most university athletes strive for. “After that, I think every postsecondary volleyball player has the goal of playing professionally and I’m fairly confident in my chances of playing after graduation,” he said. “My dream would be to attend Team Canada’s Full-Time Centre in Gatineau and play with them for a year.” In addition to being a star athlete, academics are also a top priority for McFarlen, who aspires to eventually enrol at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Regardless of what the future holds, McFarlen recognizes how lucky he has been in life so far and is content with his numerous achievements, both on and off the court. “I couldn’t ask for more, honestly. I’m pretty blessed to be where I am.”
What team needs to work the most to be competitive in the AUS league? cellarpub.ca
The Memorial men’s volleyball team need to work on their game the most. In a three-team league, they lost every game to UNB and DAL – a 0 and 17 record by the end of the season. If that doesn’t require work, I don’t know what does.
The Dal women’s hockey team. The university already tried to ruin them after forcing them to forfeit their last season, where the punishment didn’t fit the crime in my opinion. Unfortunately the program is a mess considering how much women’s hockey has grown in the last few years
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Curveball answer – UNB Red Bombers. A staple to this campus before the ‘80s, they have the potential to be as big as the days of yesterday. Not only would it recharge the campus, the Alumni and students, but also the community and youth. The long-term goal should be to work towards getting the Red Bombers back in the AUS.
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The team that needs the most work to be competitive is women’s basketball. They have the pieces necessary to do so well in the AUS, but this year they couldn’t put much together. It takes dedication and determination, but they can, and will, figure it out next year – too much heart not to.
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Use your head
Pizza and a side of emotions
Why it’s not always good advice
Lindsay Weidhaas Keeping Checked In
Matthew Kennedy The Ryersonian (Ryerson University) TORONTO (CUP) — When it comes to concussions across nearly all levels of sports, there is an alarming case of feast or famine. There are too many athletes “getting rocked” or “seeing stars,” but not enough reporting these as possible concussions. There is a heap of evidence pointing to how frequent and serious concussions are, and still so little is known concerning what to do about them. As seen in the world of professional sports, the concussion conundrum is only getting more difficult to solve. A report released on Jan. 21 from doctors at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital found concussions to be the second-most frequent injury in the NHL. A heated lawsuit filed by former NFL players against the league worth over $750 million is currently under investigation by the United States federal court. Yet this problem doesn’t only exist in the professional world. University athletes, such as Josh Kohn, the fourthyear centre-back for the Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team, have had to deal with concussions in a completely different world. “I was excited for the season, I was excited for school, and it happened just like that,” said Kohn, a business management student at the Toronto school. “The side of my head got hit by his head, and I guess it just kind of hit a soft spot.” Kohn suffered the concussion during a pre-season match in August contesting a 50-50 header. He stayed in the match after suffering the concussion. “As the game goes on, I realize, trying to talk is bothering my head. It gets worse and worse, I get nauseous. I could see it coming,” Kohn said. “It’s tough when my whole team is practicing every single day, and I’m told I can’t even come out to watch them.” Kohn missed the first five games of the regular season, suffering symptoms from the concussion. He returned wearing protective headgear. There are protocols in place at Ryerson that aim to help students like him.
A concussion can not only keep you out of a game, but out of a season. submitted. Students undergo a baseline test to ensure the brain is functioning normally. Coaches, students, athletic therapists and trainers are informed. Students then enter a graduated recovery program including light physical and mental exercises until they can enter full-contact practice and, finally, rejoin the team. “If it was all proven in a certain way, every school would have the exact same protocol, but there’s so much we still need to know,” said Jerome Camacho, Ryerson’s head athletic therapist. “There are so many variables involved, but we do our best for the students’ safety.” Toronto Rehab clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Robin Green says that there’s no definitive evidence that treatment improves recovery from concussions. “There are studies down some av-
enues that look promising,” she said. “But right now, we don’t have anything. Prevention is critical.” Green says for students such as Kohn, the first step would be to protect his brain from any further impact. That doesn’t mean never playing soccer again, but to always be conscious of the risks any athlete takes. Green also says there is growing evidence every concussion increases an athlete’s risk factor for another concussion, both short and long-term. “And the more concussions you have, the more we think it eats up the reserve to compensate for natural aging,” she said. “A concussed brain could possibly see some signs of rapid aging.” As for Kohn, he plans on producing a strong final year for the Rams men’s soccer team — but he’s still deciding whether or not to keep wearing his headgear.
It’s been a long week – three essays due the same day, two midterms backto-back and you haven’t even begun to start your final project. Needless to say, it’s been a long week. There is nothing better than having a side of cake with your homework right? Emotional eating is common among people who are stressed or anxious. Teens Health says, “Emotional eating is when people use food as a way to deal with feelings instead of to satisfy hunger.” These feelings don’t have to be negative, but can be prompted by positive feelings as well. It can be triggered by foods bringing good memories, such as your grandmother’s cookies, or it can be used to distract yourself from what you are feeling. Emotional eating can also be learned. When children get a cookie when they are upset or get a piece of cake for doing a good job, they begin to notice that these types of food are associated with heightened emotions. When you feel stressed or are emotional, your body produces cortisol, which is your body’s stress hormone. Cortisol makes your body crave fatty foods, carbohydrates and sugar. Once you eat food high in these substances chemical changes occur boosting neurotransmitters that are responsible for making you feel good. One problem associated with emotional eating is once you finish eating, your feelings will still be present “and you often may feel worse about eating the amount or type of food you did,”
says Teens Health. Knowing the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger can help ease eater’s remorse and help you deal with your feelings in a positive way. Physical hunger is gradual and can be postponed, is satisfied with many types of food and eating is usually stopped once you are full, where emotional hunger is often sudden and urgent, cravings are specific to certain types of food and overeating is common. Here are some steps that can help you beat emotional eating: The three Bs of emotional eating: 1. Becoming aware that you eating due to stress – emotional eating is often unconscious so you may not realize that you are doing it. 2. Before you eat, ask yourself if you are actually hungry – stomach growling, low energy, etc. Knowing the difference between physical and emotional hunger helps in this step. 3. Begin to think of other ways to comfort your emotions, such as exercise, journaling or talking to a friend. Finding ways to replace eating with other activities is a great way to break the habit. Emotional eating is not always a bad thing. It becomes bad when you start hiding your emotions with food rather than eating a cookie for your sugar craving. So, before eating, ask yourself: Am I hungry?
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Young V-Reds will gain experience from playoff upset Maillet wins rookie of the year on top line Nick Murray Editor-in-Chief
The curse of even-numbered years stung the Varsity Reds men’s hockey team again this season. Albeit, a 24-3-1 record in the regular season en route to a seventh consecutive first-place finish stop the Atlantic University Sport standings is nothing to sneeze at. Unfortunately for UNB, a red-hot Saint Mary’s Huskie goaltender in Anthony Peters would bring an end to a back-to-back championship bid. Peters, a reigning CIS silver-medalist and who led the AUS all-stars to a gold medal at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy, stopped 141 V-Reds shots in the semi-final – including 50and 42-save performances in Games 1 and 3 which both went to doubleovertime. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The V-Reds only had 10 players returning from last year`s national championship game – 12 if you include Tim Priamo and Cam Critchlow who sat out the final game, leaving Gardiner MacDougall to fill a healthy number of roster spots. Mission accomplished. MacDougall brought in seven rookies by the season opener, most notably AUS rookie of the year Phillipe Maillet who finished the regular season third in conference scoring with 16 goals and 25 assists. Jordan Murray also had a stellar rookie campaign on defence with a 20-point season, while Matt Petgrave filled the void of an offensive defenceman left by Daine Todd, generating rushes from the back end. Murray was named to the all-rookie team. After Antoine Houde-Caron left the team before the start of the second-half of the season, Philippe Halley slid into the lineup and immediately began clicking on the top line with captain Chris Culligan and Maillet, a former Victoriaville Tigers linemate.
Halley averaged a point in his 14 regular season games, including a seven-game scoring streak where he scored 13 of his 15 regular season points. Ben Duffy also joined the team at Christmas after a stint with the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs and the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League. Although he was inserted into the V-Reds game day programs, he never saw any ice time as not to burn a year of his eligibility. Holding off on Duffy’s debut was a timely move for the V-Reds who will lose Chris Culligan to eligibility – he’s since signed an amateur tryout contract with the AHL’s Texas Stars. Goaltender Charlie Lavigne is also graduating and used his final year of eligibility. Forward Tyler Carroll is expected to return for his fourth year following an injury-plagued season. Carroll was limited to only six regular season games after suffering a pre-season injury on a trip to Denver and missed the first nine games of the season, then went down in the gold medal game of the World University Games and missed another 11 game stretch in the second half. Rob Mignardi will also suit up for UNB next year after two years in the AHL with Manchester and Houston, finishing last year with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. Previously, he captained the Owen Sound Attack to an Ontario Hockey League championship. Defenceman Marc-Antoine Desnoyers and forward Nick MacNeil are also likely not to return for their fifth year of eligibility. But looking ahead to the next two years the V-Reds are in a good spot to continue the trend of odd-year championships as the AUS will be represented by two teams at the upcoming University Cup championships. St. Francis Xavier will host in 2015, Saint Mary`s in 2016. Both will be at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Phillipe Halley (above) adjusted well to the fast-paced AUS. Alex Walsh / The Brunswickan
Sports, and why they’re awesome Kyle Merritt Sports Writer There are many things that make sports fun, but what makes a sport truly awesome? Lets start with the basics: everyone knows sports play a key role in a healthy lifestyle. Getting in those couple hours of recommended physical activity in the run of your week will keep you fit, healthy, and feeling much better. In my opinion, sports are doing us all a favor in this regard. There is a limited number of people that actually enjoy hitting the treadmill or bike, and similarly not a lot of people care to lift weights – be it free weights or machines. What sports are really good at doing is disguising the parts that are good for you, e.g. cardiovascular health, mental health and toning your body. They work kind of like the mother hiding all of the vegetables in something their kids will actually eat. Similarly, have you ever stopped to think about where a lot of good friends and memories are made? Well, if you’re like me you will realize you’ve have made countless friendships at one time or another while participating on different teams and clubs. If you look on Facebook or the traditional scrapbook – yes, they do still exist – a lot of pictures or posts are more than likely do to some sort of sporting event, whether you participated or cheered from the stands. I know from personal experiences that very often families are brought together by a child or sibling that is part
Sports can beneift you mentally, physically and emotionally. Bronté James / The Brunswickan of a team – hockey, soccer or basketball sports or being part of the house league to name a few. I can remember count- teams is still a great way to bond, comless road trips around the province for pete and learn valuable skills at a more my own hockey games or my brother’s. relaxed level. We even went out of country on To put it simply, how many things a few occasions to play, and what I nowadays can do all of these things? quickly realized is just how much it That’s right, not many. really unites not just our family, but the Sports are awesome because they families of our teammates. contain almost everything someone I know many families out there can- needs to grow up: competition, respect, not afford to put their kids in some of playing as a team and a sense of support the more expensive sports – the ones are all valuable life lessons to be gained requiring lots of travel, gear and regis- in the early years. tration fees. Yes, the cost of all sports You can gain all of these important has increased, especially when playing skills, and you can stay healthy, active for the “travelling” or “elite” teams, and feel as though you are part of but that’s the great thing about sports: something much bigger. the same, or very similar, memories can Plain and simple, sports are sick. be made at any level. Playing lower-key
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