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No tuition rebate at Mount Allison University

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The university’s board of regents received a presentation from the Mount Allison Students’ Union during a meeting asking it to reconsider an earlier decision not to offer the rebate. Board members — including representatives from student, faculty, and administration — discussed the topic in detail. “The discussion was frank and open,” board chairman Jim Dickson said, “with a wide range ... Read More »

No extension of school year at Mount Allison University following strike

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Mount Allison University says it will not be extending its school year following a three-week strike by faculty. The school’s Senate met and decided to preserve study week as planned from Feb. 22 to March 1. Officials also opted to move the last day of classes from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11 and the start of the examination period from ... Read More »

Mount Allison University says strike over, classes back on

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School now creating a revised academic schedule Mount Allison University says the three-week faculty strike is over and students will be back to class on Monday. Both sides met with a provincial mediator on Saturday. According to a release from the university, officials and the Mount Allison Faculty Association decided to settle outstanding issues through binding arbitration. The union confirmed ... Read More »

Mount Allison University renews calls for binding arbitration

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University says it would consider mediator only if union agrees to resume classes immediately Mount Allison University is responding to the Mount Allison Faculty Association’s calls for a special mediator to assist in negotiations in order to end the strike. On Sunday during a news conference, Karen Grant, Mount Allison’s vice-president of academics and research, said the university would consider ... Read More »

As Ottawa pushes for foreign students, universities worry about spaces for Canadians

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A new federal plan to nearly double the number of foreign students in Canada by 2022 is raising concerns about whether universities and colleges can absorb the influx of new bodies without jeopardizing their students’ experience. The federal government’s new international education strategy, unveiled Wednesday by International Trade Minister Ed Fast, aims to have 450,000 foreign students studying in Canada ... Read More »

Canada: Mount Allison students learn about activism by taking on a favourite cause

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A new course at Mount Allison University saw students do their learning outside the classroom as they organized marches and petitions, addressed town council, and harnessed social media to further their favourite causes. Environmental Activism was offered for the first time this semester. The third-year course was taught by geography and environment professor Dr. Brad Walters. “It is a very ... Read More »

Mount Allison professor wins prestigious American Musicological Society award

Mount Allison Music professor Dr. Elizabeth Wells has been honoured by the American Musicological Society (AMS) with the Music in American Culture Award. The accolade was announced on during the society’s 78th annual meeting, held in New Orleans. The Music in American Culture Award recognizes the best writing on music in American culture, choosing one book of exceptional merit each ... Read More »

Mount Allison University enrolment rises once again

  Canada’s #1 ranked undergraduate university continues to attract top students Mount Allison University is consistently ranked by Maclean’s magazine as Canada’s top undergraduate university and an increasing number of students agree. This fall, Mount Allison welcomed 765 first-year students to campus — an increase of two per cent over last year’s incoming class. Mount Allison has seen a steady ... Read More »

Mount Allison hosts unique China-Canada university forum

Eighteen Canadian universities have come together to share best practices in liberal arts education with each other and with China Mount Allison University will host the second annual China-Canada Liberal Arts Forum from Sept. 25-27 — the first time it has been held in Canada. Mount Allison attended the first forum a year ago in China, where an agreement was ... Read More »

Mount Allison professor receives top Atlantic teaching award

Geography and environment professor Dr. Colin Laroque has been recognized once again for his excellence as a teacher. Laroque received the 2012 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding teaching over a number of years. Laroque was the 2011 recipient of the Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award — one of Mount Allison’s most prestigious honours ... Read More »

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