April 23, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Windsor Hall (13 of 13)

 Mount Allison Residences: Windsor Hall (13 of 13)







 


Located on the "North Side" of campus, Windsor is the largest of all the residences. Close to the dining hall, it offers a good mix of social events and quiet time. Primarily co-ed, it offers two female only wings as well as separate male and female washrooms. Residents claim that while it may be the largest residence on campus, it also has the biggest heart.


Residence Type: Co-ed (Door-door)
Residents: 258
Furniture: Moveable
Laundry Facilities: Swipe Card operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Located on main floor
Cooking Facilities: Kitchenette on each floor
Location: Campus Map #41

April 22, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Thornton House (12 of 13)

 Mount Allison Residences: Thornton House (12 of 13)




 
Thornton House is located on the "South Side" of campus with some of the best views of the MacAulay fields. It's known for having the best kitchens on campus and Dons that have been there over 20 years. With a parking lot right beside the house, it’s great for ball hockey… and parking your car there as well!


Residence Type: Co-ed (Wing-wing & Door-door)
Residents: 87
Furniture: Fixed
Laundry Facilities: Coin operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Located on ground floor
Cooking Facilities: Two kitchens on each floor
Location: Campus Map #1

April 21, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Pavillion Bousquet (11 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Pavillion Bousquet (11 of 13):





Re-opened and renovated in 2009, Pavillion Bousquet is part of the Mount Allison "Small House" Residence Experience. Offering a unique environment for adventurous spirits, "The Bousquet" attracted a talented group of residents with shared interest in music in its first year. With a mix of first year and upper class students, it is a special space just slightly off the beaten path.

Residence Type: Co-ed
Residents: 26
Furniture: Moveable
Laundry: Coin operated - 2nd Floor, ($1 Wash, $1 Dry)
Lounge: Main floor
Kitchen: Main floor
Location: 57 Charlotte Street

Mount Allison's Wallace McCain Student Centre: 3rd Floor



Mount Allison's Wallace McCain Student Centre's 3rd Floor is where you'll find:

The Argosy- Mount Allison's Student Newspaper, CHMA- Local Radio, and the Meighen Centre

April 20, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Hunton House (10 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Hunton House (10 of 13):







Located on the "South Side" of campus, residents claim Hunton House, is the perfect size, creating a family atmosphere where you never feel you are alone. It's close to popular amenities like the fitness centre, the bookstore, the pub, the pool and the library. Recent winners of the residence climate change challenge and the spirit award, they are known for great dance parties in their lounge.


Residence Type: Co-ed (Wing-wing & Door-door)
Residents: 108
Furniture: Moveable
Laundry Facilities: Coin operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Located on ground floor
Cooking Facilities: Kitchenette off the lounge
Location: Campus Map #4

April 19, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Harper Hall (9 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Harper Hall (9 of 13):







Located on the "North Side" of campus, Harper is one of the bigger residences, and has two female only wings. Attached to the Dining Hall, “Harperites” are known for showing up for meals in their pajamas. Residents claim one of its best features is meeting everyone on the floor as you go to brush your teeth.

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Residence Type: Co-ed (Wing-wing & Door-door)
Residents: 200
Furniture: Moveable beds, fixed desks
Laundry Facilities: Swipe Card operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Located on each floor
Cooking Facilities: Kitchenettes on each floor
Location: Campus Map #45

April 18, 2011

Mount Allison Residences: Edwards House (8 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Edwards House (8 of 13):








Edwards House, is the smallest of the "Houses" on the "South Side" of campus, creating a great sense of community. The house sits together at meals in the dining hall, so Edwardians never eat alone if they don’t want to. Populated with an equal ratio of upperclassmen and first year students, Edwards has earned a reputation as a good quiet place to study. It's close to popular amenities like the fitness centre, the bookstore, the pub, the pool and the library. Full of spirit and a sense of helping others, the residence is proud to sponsor its own foster child.
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Residence Type: Co-ed Floors -Female section, Male Section, with the exception of ground floor, being coed door to door
Residents: 84
Furniture: Predominantly fixed
Laundry Facilities: Coin operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Located in basement
Cooking Facilities: One or two kitchenettes on each floor
Location: Campus Map #2

April 17, 2011

Sackville Town Council "stays out of Memorial Library fight"

 In case the issue were not already settled, Sackville Town Council has decided not to object in any way to Mount Allison University's plan to demolish and replace the old Memorial Library with a Fine and Performing Arts Centre

 Do some people think it's an unwise decision? Yes. 

Are the people making the decision going to change their mind? Clearly not. 

Is it best for the University in the long run? I'd have to think so. Mount Allison needs a new facility if it wants to continue attracting the best students from across the country... Period. 

Does replacing the old student centre disrespect Mount Allison's WWI war dead? No. The memorial plaques are already in the most frequented location on campus. Many students don't even realize it used to be a Memorial Library...as it hasn't been for the last forty years.

Is there an alternative that is feasible financially? Not that anybody has presented.

I'm all for public debate but it seems like a closed issue. There is no massive alumni backlash, there is almost no visible reaction from students, and there is really no other viable financially option that has been presented by anybody opposing the decision.


From Katie Tower at the Sackville Tribute-Post:

Council stays out of Memorial Library fight



Sackville town council has decided to stay out of the debate over whether the Memorial Library on the Mount Allison campus should be torn down.
Sackville town council has decided to stay out of the debate over whether the Memorial Library on the Mount Allison campus should be torn down.

Sackville town council is refusing to interfere in Mount Allison University’s decision to tear down the Memorial Library, a building many alumni are now fighting to save.
Mayor Pat Estabrooks said council has taken into account the concerns raised by a number of area residents over the past few months but has decided not to get involved in the dispute, despite being urged otherwise.
“While saddened by the prospect that this unique structure will be removed from our community’s streetscape, the town of Sackville has no legislative powers to intervene on this matter,” she said during council’s monthly meeting Monday night.
Estabrooks said council doesn’t want to risk damaging the good relations that exist between ‘town and gown’ by questioning the university’s management.
“As elected representatives of the municipality, we have to trust that the Mount Allison leadership has thoroughly examined all possibilities regarding the future of the Memorial Library,” she said. “To intervene on this matter, either through correspondence to the university or through a public statement, would call into question that trust. It is council’s position that such an intervention will not benefit the community of Sackville.”
The mayor pointed out that the buildings and infrastructure located on the campus of Mount Allison are the responsibility of the university.
“Decisions pertaining to usage, maintenance, restoration and replacement are made by the university’s governing bodies and carried out by its administration.”
Estabrooks insisted that council recognizes the importance of protecting the community’s “rich built heritage,” even recently adopting a heritage conservation bylaw, which included the appointment of a heritage board to oversee and administer the legislation.
She said several Mount Allison properties are included in the conservation areas established in the bylaw, including Colville House, Anchorage and Black House.
“While the Memorial Library is outside these conservation areas, we are confident that Mount Allison will develop the site in a way that will not compromise the beauty of this vital entry point to its campus.”
The 84-year-old brick building at the campus entrance was designed by renowned architect Andrew Randall Cobb and built in 1927 as a tribute to students who were killed during the First World War.
Mount Allison’s administration announced last fall it planned to tear down the Memorial Library building to make way for a new fine and performing arts centre.
The university originally looked into the possibility of renovating the existing building to convert it into a modern arts centre, but determined the price tag to save it was simply too high.
With a number of significant structural and electrical issues that would be too costly to remedy, adding another $5 million to the cost of the project, it was decided that the university would instead move forward with the design of a new facility, while incorporating and preserving elements of the existing building.

Mount Allison Residences: Cuthbertson House (7 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Cuthbertson House (7 of 13):




Cutherbertson House is the Sustainable Residence Initiative and part of the Mount Allison "Small House" Residence Experience. Residents are committed to the promotion of healthy living and environmental awareness to other members of the Mount Allison and Sackville communities. Cuthbertson House hosts the weekly meetings of Eco-Action and residents are involved in climate change projects, the carbon policy and organizing speakers and events through the academic year.

Residence Type: Sustainable Residence
Residents: 12
Laundry Facilities: Washer/dryer in kitchen
Lounge Facilities: Common lounge on main floor
Cooking Facilities: Large kitchen with appliances
Location: 84 York Street

Mount Allison Residences: Carriage House - Animal House (6 of 13)

Mount Allison Residences: Carriage House - Animal House (6 of 13):






Carriage House, also known as Animal House, is part of the Mount Allison "Small House" Residence Experience. Students living here work in partnership with the SPCA to foster and find homes for adoptable pets. A busy place where you are expected to do a lot of work (but it's rewarding!), Animal House residents also provide community education about the role of pets in society. If you are interested in animal care or pre-vet programs or miss your own family pet, you will benefit from living in Carriage House.

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Residence Type: Co-ed
Residents: 11
Furniture: Moveable
Laundry Facilities: Coin operated ($1 wash, $1 dry) located in basement
Lounge Facilities: Main floor
Cooking Facilities: Kitchen
Location: Campus Map #14

Mount Allison's Wallace McCain Student Centre: 2nd Floor



Mount Allison's Wallace McCain Student Centre's 2nd Floor is where you'll find:
Residence Life, Registrar's Office, and the International Centre


Note: Since the filming of this video the Office of the Vice-President for International and Student Affairs, (currently Ron Byrne, one of the nicest administrators I've ever met) has been moved to the 2nd floor of the Student Centre.