Asbestos in the Munnels: should you be worried?

Asbestos health effects have been an issue in Canada since the 1870s when the first asbestos mine opened in Quebec—since then, removing asbestos from infested areas has been an uphill battle. Asbestos Health Effects In 2006, the World Health Organization…

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: MUN CONCRETE TOBOGGAN

The MUN Concrete Toboggan is a student-led club. The club name comes from the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR)- the largest and longest-running student-led engineering competition in Canada. I have had the opportunity to discover more about the team…

Planned Parenthood NL here to support students

Newfoundland and Labrador’s local sexual health centre, Planned Parenthood, has joined Tiktok and is enthusiastic about supporting students to promote sexual health, choice, and inclusivity. Planned Parenthood offers various services such as medical clinics for sexual health-related needs such as…

Hosting Ukrainian Students in NL

On Tuesday, June 14th, our province welcomed 177 Ukrainian refugees.It was the second airlift to bring refugees to NL, the first having come on May 9th, carrying 166 passengers. Welcoming the Newcomers Newfoundland has earned a reputation for being welcoming…

Getting involved at MUN post-COVID

The Pandemic Disconnect The shift to in-person classes and university life might feel discouraging for many students beginning their second and third years of study. Due to pandemic restrictions, students who started university in 2020 and 2021 could not partake…

MUNSU’s Breezeway kicks off with huge turnout

This Wednesday, MUNSU organized its first event for the much-anticipated return of the Breezeway student bar located in the University Centre.  While the official “Grand Opening” is not slated until September 23rd, this past Wednesday night’s “Open Mic Kick-Off” proved…

How Quebec’s Language Bill (96) Will Affect Students

Photo Credit: Ahmed Neji (via Unsplash) The Introduction of the New Language Law The tension between the French and English has been a part of Canadian history since our nation was first established. Particularly in Quebec, there has always been…

Lisa LaFlamme Let Go and The Importance of Women in Media

On August 15th, Lisa LaFlamme, Canadian journalist Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor for CTV National News, publicly announced the abrupt end of her contract with Bell Media’s CTV News. LaFlamme had a 35-year career with CTV. She describes reporting…

Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Presidency: An Interview with Dr. Vianne Timmons

In early July, the Muse had the opportunity to interview the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University, Dr. Vianne Timmons, to discuss student concerns, the university’s financial situation, its relationship with the Newfoundland government, and Memorial’s future. In the…

Pride on Campus 2022: MUN SAGA

While Pride Month was celebrated worldwide in June, Pride in St. John’s starts this week, with festivities on campus beginning on July 14th. Several organizations are working for the welfare of the LGBTQ+ community at MUNL and in St. John’s,…