· Mount Allison announces balanced budget for 2013-14
· Dr. Deepa Mehta’s Convocation address
· Mount Allison Commerce professor to speak at Culture Days National Congress
· Katharina Stobbs' Valedictory Address — 2013 Spring Convocation
· Five questions with recent honours environmental science graduate Stu Murray
· Dr. Bernard Richard's address to Convocation
· Mount Allison’s Mansbridge interns working in Zambia, Indonesia on HIV/AIDS education, NGO functions
· Mount Allison student provides local elementary school with lessons on the environment
· Tintamarre tours comedy about memory to Maritime schools
· Mount Allison student accepted to leading research lab linking music and the mind
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International relations student Eric Freeman has focused his degree on the politics of the Middle East. He was curious about why the United States supported the protesters in one country, while elsewhere it continued to support repressive regimes. With the support of a summer research grant, Freeman began modifying an existing international relations theory to explain this disparate U.S. Policy.
Bridget Arsenault has always wanted to be a writer. More specifically, she wanted to write for Vanity Fair — a pop culture, society, and current affairs magazine. And now, at the age of 26, she has been working in the U.K. office for three years. Arsenault is a sub-editor and writes for Royal Watch on vanityfair.com. She also writes about parties, events, arts, and society in London
For 31 years Gary Meagher has been working to communicate and spread his love of hockey to the world as the executive vice-president of communications for the National Hockey League (NHL). He says it is work he does not consider a job, but an opportunity to enjoy his passion.
Karen Sekikawa is an honours geography graduate, a photographer whose “hobby” has produced work that has been on display at art galleries in Toronto, and an intern architect preparing for her professional licence. Though they may seem like disparate pursuits, Sekikawa says they are perfectly interconnected.
Peter Loewen, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto, is the director of strategy for Vote Compass , a new tool launched during the May ’11 federal election campaign that aims to help people sort through the clutter. Vote Compass is an interactive online application that helps voters discern which party their views best match up with through answering a series of 30 questions.
Drama student Jennifer Boyce of Moncton, NB is this year's recipient of the Francis S. Allison Award. The award is the top honour a female graduating student can receive. It recognizes outstanding achievement academically as well as in other areas such as sports, class projects, service to the University, development of character, and leadership. Boyce’s activities include Shinerama, The Argosy, Orientation, Relay for Life, Catalyst and Positive Space, as well as being involved in at least 10 different dramatic productions in various roles.
Stephen Bradford of Amherst, NS collected the 2013 Charlie Hunter Award, which is presented to a student who has shown exemplary student leadership and demonstrated commitment to student involvement and engagement. Bradford has been involved in the award-winning Mount Allison Shinerama campaign for the past four years, most recently as assistant chair and with Mount Allison’s Habitat for Humanity chapter as vice-president, fund raising.
David Summerby-Murray of Sackville, NB received the Don Norton Memorial Award, which honours the top graduating male student who makes the greatest overall contribution to University life. Summerby-Murray has been involved in a number of activities throughout his university career including: Orientation, Shinerama, and B.O.D.I.E.S. He has served as a teaching assistant, a resident assistant, and Leadership mentor, while coaching swimming and soccer to children. Summerby-Murray is also a varsity athlete, Mount Allison ambassador, and student registration helpdesk assistant.
Caroline (Xiao Tong) Wong of Singapore received the Barritt-Marshall Award this year, given annually to an individual who has actively and passionately worked to promote the quality of experience for international students at Mount Allison. With devotion to many international programs and initiatives on campus, Wong has served as an international orientation facilitator, been involved with the International Centre’s Mentorship Program, worked on the MASU International Committee, and served on the executive of MOSAIC – Mount Allison’s multicultural society.
The 2013 Gil Latter Memorial Award, which honours a student who has volunteered their time and demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the Sackville community, went to global health and psychology student Chris Vizena. Vizena, of Osgoode, ON has been involved in a number of organizations, both on and off campus, coaching minor soccer, volunteering in the local hospital and nursing home, tutoring fellow students, as well as Global Brigades, Shinerama, and Relay for Life.
Anthropology professor Dr. Marilyn Walker is currently working on a third book on the ethnobotany of seaweeds. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship between people and plants. It brings together her research from the Canadian Arctic and the West and East Coasts of Canada. She has also studied traditional medicine in India.