Donald Trump is Impeached for the Second Time

In a historic move from the United States House of Representatives today Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time.  The Republican president was charged on Wednesday with “incitement of insurrection” and the House voted 232 to 197 in…

MUN Creates New Program to Assist Instructors with Remote Learning

Following the transition of classes to online-remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University through the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has created a new program to assist instructors with the transition in preparation for the…

Students’ response to the online semester, and how we can make the next one better

In September, I asked students how they were feeling about the online Fall semester. To recap, students reported an increase in class content, assignments, and stress.  In October, MUN released a survey to students, asking about the challenges they have…

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…