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Dr. Eddy Campbell, President of University of New Brunswick Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm 111 University of New Brunswick 3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Dear Dr. Campbell We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as President of the University of New Brunswick. As [...]
Is academic integrity at Halifax’s largest university compromised by funding from the military?
When Lockheed Martin, the world’s leading weapons/arms dealer and maker of MKVs (multiple kill vehicles), attempted to recruit students at the University of New Brunswick, on what is still considered by many as hallowed halls of learning, students took action.
Strax Communiqué 01 Today, 13 November 2008, St. Thomas University (STU) hosted a “To Protect and Serve” career fair, providing a venue for various law enforcement agencies (including the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and CSIS) to recruit university students. While the STU administration suggests that such an event fulfills its obligation to provide its [...]
Army Recruiter Suspended for Threatening High School Student with Jail Time, Sparks Bipartisan Call for Investigation
A story involving an Army recruiter in Texas last week has led to a bipartisan call for an investigation. The recruiter from the Greenspoint Recruiting Station in Houston was suspended after a recording of his threats aired on a local TV station. The recruiter, Sgt. Glenn Marquette, warned eighteen-year-old Irving Gonzalez that he would be [...]
Shame on UNB for taking money from a company that profits from war.
Musical Concert Against Commercial Development at UBC Ends in Mass Arrests; Students Demand Public Inquiry
UBC students are calling for a public inquiry into the behaviour of the RCMP and UBC Campus Security as police made mass arrests at a musical concert against commercial development at UBC. The event, KnollAid 2.0, was meant to be an awareness-raising musical concert against the planned construction of a poorly planned underground bus loop [...]
The war in Afghanistan is one of ideas and ideologies. Ideologies, in that the Pashtun extremist worldview is far from our own. Ideas, in that our society is likely to prevail only if it makes wiser and cleverer decisions than theirs. That is why, when one adds up Canada’s advantages in this war, there is [...]
Bellow is an open letter delivered to Dr. John McLaughlin, President of the University of New Brunswick on April 6, 2007. Dr. McLaughlin has failed to respond to this letter despite it being published in the Daily Gleaner. Our concerns about UNB/Military collaboration have not waned. Since the Advanced Learning Technologies Symposium in March 2007 [...]
As drive for new enlistees picks up, so does ‘counter-recruiting.’ “We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people” — General Rick Hillier, July 13, 2005. With these words, the head of the Canadian Forces opened what has become a sustained campaign to transform the nature of this country’s [...]