COVID-19 has taken its toll on St. John’s. Here is how The Gathering Place has been faring.

A brief drive or walk in downtown St. John’s will bring one’s attention to an increasing presence of people suffering without housing and those who are otherwise in need. The pandemic has increased homelessness across Canada as more and more…

Introducing Candidates for the MUNSU By-elections this Fall’20

The MUN Students’ Union (MUNSU) by-elections this Fall is scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of November. In adapting with the unprecedented circumstances, this year’s elections are being conducted completely online, beginning from square one of the entire process. The…

$25-a-day childcare: What it means for daycare operators

Newfoundland Labrador Premier Andrew Furey released a province-wide plan for $25-a-day childcare within the 2020 budget. Starting in January 2021, the province’s already existing Operating Grant Program (OGP) will update, further subsidizing daycares to reduce the cost of childcare for…

20/10/2020: Nigeria’s black Tuesday

Sitting down to have dinner sometime around 7:00pm NLT, I would never have imagined that some of my opinions were about to change forever. How did that happen? Well, follow this story slowly and see where it leads. It wasn’t…

Hats off 2020: A virtual celebration of graduation at Memorial University

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, most activities including graduation ceremonies have switched from in-person to virtual events. Globally, virtual events are slowly becoming the new normal as most organisations are ideating and implementting innovating alternatives to one-one-on and social…

Labrador MHA Perry Trimper and his history of anti-Indigenous racism

Calls for the resignation of Perry Trimper, the Liberal MHA for the district of Lake Melville, Labrador, have come about once again in the past few weeks. The demands are emerging after he claimed “[i]n an interview with CBC News…

Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq Fisheries Teach-In

Thursday afternoon, I joined Memorial University’s Arn Keeling and Dean Bavington for an online Teach-In about the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq Fisheries. Mid-September, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs declared a State of Emergency as a response to the violence occurring…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Comes to MUN in Online Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday October 21, Memorial University President Vianne Timmons hosted an online Town Hall meeting welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and featuring twenty randomly selected members of the Memorial University community. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan introduced the Prime Minister following…

Indigenous and Feminist Challenges to IR: Dr. Leah Sarson and Dr. Maika Sondarjee virtually visit MUN

Last week, Memorial University’s Political Science department virtually hosted speakers Dr. Leah Sarson (Dalhousie University) and Dr. Maika Sondarjee (University of Ottawa) to discuss their research on the field of International Relations (IR). The seminar, which took place on Friday,…

Memorial University Student Creates Needle Cleanup Kit

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the impact human activity has on our oceans. In particular, there has been a large pushback against single-use plastics through government policies banning their use in supermarkets, restaurants, and other businesses.…