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.…

Over a hundred rallied for justice for sexual assault survivors

On Tuesday, October 6th, over a hundred people gathered at the steps of the Confederation Building here in St. John’s to demand justice for sexual assault survivors. Bystanders of the rally heard women share their stories of their own sexual…

What You Need to Know About the Reopening of the QEII Library

After students launched countless petitions, demanding for the Queen Elizabeth II Library to reopen, it is finally opening its doors to MUN students who are desperately in need of a quiet place to study. Of course, much like everything else…

In Conversation with Conservation Corps NL’s ‘Green Team’

Recently, Conservation Corps Newfoundland (CCNL), an NL-based not-for-profit youth organization partnered with O’Brien Farm Foundation to develop new trails. CCNL is an organization focused on ‘providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation’. CCNL’s services and…