August 23, 2011

20 Tips for first-year students: #12- Out on the Weekend

In the 12th in the 20-part video tip series, third-year religious studies student  Oudai (OD) AlTabbaa discusses the many things to do on weekends in Sackville.

There’s really always something happening in Sackville during the school year. There are events and activities organized by the 140+ clubs on campus, concerts at the Pub and George’s, theatre productions, house parties, and even Zombie Apocalypses . I would recommend going to at least one residence party first year. If you’re only going to a couple, I’d go to Cancun Campbell and Windsor’s Mardi Gras to get a feel of what they’re like. For more low-key ideas, there’s always checking out Sackville’s Waterfowl Park, Mount Allison’s Owens Art Gallery, and START/Struts Art Gallery downtown.  I'd also highly recommend going to at least one of the President's Speaker's Series. With the school's lecture funds, the school brings in renowned intellectuals like Steven Pinker and Rebecca Goldstein to campus. There are academic talks and conferences throughout the year. 

It was recently confirmed that the Argosy, (Mount Allison's Independent Newspaper) will be hosting the Atlantic Region Canadian University Press Conference (ARCUP) this October. In addition, the Atlantic International Studies Organization ( ATLIS) holds an annual International Relations conference every January. To keep up to date about those and other campus event be sure to check Mount Allison's events calendar .

Geoff Campbell
Communications Assistant
Mount Allison University