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.
All press releases done by the UNBSU. For media contact information please contact Vice President External, Katie Beers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 506-458-7164.
February 23, 2017 - UNBSU Reacts to Government Announcements on Financial Assistance
January 31, 2017 - UNBSU Launches Breaking Stereotypes Campaign Fighting Racism
January 19, 2017 - UNBSU Breaks the Silence Through Sexual Assault Campaign
December 1, 2016 - UNB Senate Approves Fall Reading Week Pilot for 2018-2019
September 27, 2016 - UNB Fredericton students spend over $135,000 on textbooks
August 5, 2016 - UNB Student Union Reaches $4,800 for Shinerama Fundraiser
July 19, 2016 - AUNBT & UNB Administration Reach 4 year Collective Agreement
June 9, 2016 - UNB releases sexual assault policy & procedures
June 6, 2016 - UNB Budget Hits Students Hard
May 25, 2016 - UNB 2016-2017 Budget Places Burden on Students
April 14, 2016 - Tuition Access Bursary
March 22, 2016 - UNBSU Reaction to Federal Budget
February 15, 2016 - UNBSU Mitten Drive in Support of Refugees
January 28, 2016 - New Brunswick Universities’ Declining Enrollment
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
On the municipal level, the UNBSUworks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
The UNBSU is a member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Municipal Government Affairs committee and Provincial Government Affairs committee. Through this membership the UNBSU has access to a wide range of discounts and connections to local businesses as well as getting to stand by these businesses and advocate for issues that affect students.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.