Campus Briefs – Nov. 15th

Speed Networking and Mentorship
STU student services, Residence Life and Alumni Affairs will be hosting a “Speed Networking and Mentorship,” a chance to meet 12 STU alumni from multiple fields including social work, communications and policing. The workshop gives students valuable networking connections and a chance at ongoing advice and mentorship. The workshop will take place on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross House Conference Room. There is room for 30 students, so if you are interested email studentemployment@stu.ca by Nov. 19 to RSVP for the event.

STU Volunteer Challenge
St. Thomas University and Volunteer Greater Fredericton are hosting a volunteer forum on Monday Nov. 19. There will be two panel discussions, the first at 12 p.m. and the second at 1 p.m. at Kinsella Auditorium. The panel will include STU students engaged in volunteering, community agencies and local employers. The panel will discuss the positive effect volunteering can have in terms of personal growth and job opportunities. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. There will be a volunteer fair in JDH on Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Yves Engler Book Launch
Montréal based writer, Yves Engler, will launch his new book “The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy” on Nov. 18. It will be held in BMH Room 101 from 4 p.m – 5:30 p.m. The book criticizes Stephen Harper’s take on foreign policy. This is Engler’s seventh book. He grew up in Vancouver and was vice president of the Concordia Student Union. His other books are Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt, Stop Signs — Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay (with Bianca Mugyenyi), The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical and (with Anthony Fenton) Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

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