ADVOCACY

Fall Reading Week

The UNB Student Union is campaigning for an extra three days in addition to the already existing Remembrance Day and Reading Day in November to allow students enough time to catch up with studies, relax and prioritize their mental health.

Click here to read our proposal.

Press Releases

All press releases done by the UNBSU. For media contact information please contact Vice President Advocacy, Madi Banks, at advocacy@unbsu.ca or 506-458-7164. 

May 29, 2017 - Tuition Increases Announced, Student Union Calls for Predictable Tuition


Click here to read 2016-17 press releases.

in the news

UNBSU advocacy, events, services, and campaigns receive varying media coverage. It is through this coverage that UNBSU is able to champion their positions on both internal and external advocacy. The innovative events, services, and campaigns run by The Student Union also often receive media attention. This page help document that attention. If there is something you feel is missing please contact the Vice President External at external@unbsu.ca. 

February 23, 2017 - NB Unveils Financial Assistance & Healthcare Extension
February 1, 2017 - Breaking stereotypes on campus
January 30, 2017 - New poster campaign hopes to attack harmful stereotypes
January 30, 2017 - UNB advocates for law student' access to TAB
January 19, 2017 - UNB releases Sexual Assault Climate Survey
December 1, 2016 - UNB Senate Approves Fall Reading Week Pilot for 2018-19
October 5, 2016 - UNBSU Opens Campus Market
October 3, 2016 - UNB Announces Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate
September 27, 2016 - UNBSU TextBroke campaign reveals results
September 15, 2016 - Students at UNB create Qmunity support group for LGBTQ
September 14, 2016 - Scotiabank invest $1 million in UNB Study Abroad opportunities
September 10, 2016 - Tuition Access Bursary Roll Out
August 29, 2016 - Back to Campus with New Sexual Assault Policy
August 26, 2016 – Event Risk Management & Pub Tours

July 21, 2016 - AUNBT & UNB Reach 4-year Agreement
June 8, 2016 – Startup assistance helps 55 new companies get footing in Fredericton

May 26, 2016 - UNB Women's Hockey Team
May 25, 2016 – UNB’s 2016-2017 Budget

April 14, 2016 – Tuition Access Bursary Coverage
April 6, 2016 – Global News: Tuition assistance Program coming soon for NB Students
April 4, 2016 – Daily Gleaner: Federal Finance Minister to meet Students on UNB Campus Tuesday
February 22, 2016 – Daily Gleaner: UNB in final stage of completing first Sexual Assault Policy
February 18, 2016 – Daily Gleaner: New Brunswick Universities Faced with Growing Number of Sexual Assault Cases
February 17, 2016 – CBC: New Brunswick universities report 12 sexual violence cases
January 19, 2016 – Information Morning: Declining University Enrollment
January 28, 2016 – Daily Gleaner:  UNBSU Calls for ‘adequate accessibility’ to post-secondary education
January 8, 2016 – Daily Gleaner: UNB Students identify debt as top concern in chat with federal finance minister
January 6, 2016 – CBC’s Power and Politics: Canada Wide Budget Consultation

advocacy

Internal Advocacy
Lobbying within the University itself can often be overlooked as a form of advocacy, but the UNBSU believes it is absolutely imperative in changing post-secondary education for the better. Our VP Internal and Student Senators lead the charge for students within UNB’s senate, advocating for positive changes to academic policy and substantial reforms to academic program regulations. In addition to all of this, the UNBSU works for the betterment of International Student life, through our partnership with UNB’s international student advocacy office and with our very own UNBSU international student advocacy coordinator.

Municipal Advocacy
On the municipal level, the UNBSU works with a number of different groups in Fredericton to make sure students are well-represented and present in major decisions affecting our city. Most prominently, our VP External is a member of the Mayor’s working group, which examines student issues from housing to transit service and more. If you’d like to know more about the NBSA, or any of our lobbying initiatives, please contact our VP External, at external@unbsu.ca. 

Provincial Advocacy
On the provincial level, the UNBSU is a member of the New Brunswick Student Alliance. The NBSA works to advocate on a provincial level for a number of important issues related to post-secondary education. As a part of this group the UNBSU advocates alongside 3 other university campuses in the province representing over 12,000 students. If you’d like to know more about the NBSA, please visit their website.

If you have any questions about any of our lobbying initiatives, please contact our VP External at external@unbsu.ca.

Federal Advocacy
On the federal level, the UNBSU is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. CASA’s core advocacy tenants state that post-secondary education should be accessible, affordable, innovative and high quality, and as a part of this group the UNBSU advocates alongside 22 student associations representing over 200,000 students from coast to coast. If you’d like to know more about CASA, or any of our initiatives, please contact our VP External, at external@unbsu.ca.

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