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Prince George Pride Parade & Celebration

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Arts, Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   On July 8, Prince George showed its Pride in full colour in the Veteran’s Plaza in front of City Hall.   The events of the 20th Annual Pride Celebration began at 10am and went into full swing after the 11am parade and continued through to 3pm.   Performers and volunteers garbed in brilliant colours proudly walked the parade route, smiling and waving and often handing out candy and free hugs. Escorted by a Police cruiser, The Prince George Pride Society led the parade. Hundreds of people followed behind, wearing or carrying rainbow flags, twirling rainbow parasols, or sporting face paints in varying colours. Wonder Woman made an appearance; as did Deadpool, wearing a sexy biker outfit and cheerfully taking selfies with anyone who asked. Multiple floats prepared by groups and businesses from throughout Prince George displayed wonderfully decorated vehicles. Familiar faces from UNBC’s Northern Pride Centre proudly walked the route and PG Roller Derby members skated amongst the floats. Countless dogs dressed in colourful wigs and tiny rainbow hats were the subject of ceaseless audience praise. Dancers of all ages representing the Zahirah Dance Studio-North moved gracefully down the street, belts and bracelets jingling and dresses billowing like butterfly wings of gold, ivory, or green. The Queens of...

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UNBC Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy: Updates

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in News, Student Life, UNBC | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   In May of this year, UNBC enacted a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. The policy is a response to the instigation of Bill 23, put in place by the Liberals as British Columbia’s previous governing party. Bill 23 was introduced by Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver earlier last year. “The introduction of this act fulfills the promise by the Premier to introduce legislation along the lines of my private member’s Bill M205: Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act,” Weaver stated on his website in April 2016. Bill 23 decrees that: “A post-secondary institution must establish and implement a sexual misconduct policy that (a) addresses sexual misconduct, including sexual misconduct prevention and responses to sexual misconduct, (b) sets out procedures for the following: (i) making a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student; (ii) making a report of sexual misconduct involving a student; (iii) responding to a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student; (iv) responding to a report of sexual misconduct involving a student, and (c) addresses any other matter prescribed by regulation.” Dr. Gary Wilson, Professor of Political Science at UNBC, sat as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the new policy. “The steering committee ensures that UNBC adapts the Ministry’s Sexual Violence Guidelines for the UNBC...

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TEDxUNBC Call For Speakers

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Arts, Culture, UNBC | 0 comments

Sam Wall | Editor In Chief   This past Monday, the call was put out for speakers for TEDxUNBC. The event, occurring on September 30th, will take inspiration directly from TED and other similarly inspired events, called TEDx. The theme for UNBC’s conference will be dispelling misconceptions, giving speakers the opportunity to demonstrate what Prince George has to offer. The conference will be the first of its kind at UNBC. The goal of TEDxUNBC is to highlight the incredible...

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BC Provincial Election #TheClimateTalk

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   As our next Provincial Election approaches, youth of BC are raising questions about the future of the environment, and asking voters to go to the polls with the fate of that future in mind. A video has been circulating Facebook featuring Canadian youth speaking to their families about the importance of voting with the issue of climate change as their main concern, as well as encouraging other voters to do the same. “Sit...

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UNBC Drama Club Presents: Peter Pan and Wendy

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member   Join the UNBC Drama Club as they delve into the world of Neverland in their upcoming show, Peter Pan and Wendy! If you, like me, love JM Barrie’s original story then you do not want to miss this Doug Rand stage adaptation. Be prepared to laugh along with this comedy adventure as Wendy and her little brothers follow the whimsical Peter into Neverland. Let the extremely talented UNBC Drama Club transport you into...

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UNBC Musicals: Another Year

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Arts, Culture, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member   Another year has come and gone for UNBC’s Musical Productions group. As I write this, we have four more shows to perform. Last week, we had a few glitches with the set during our first show but the musical has really come together. This week of shows will be our best yet. For this article, painfully aware that I am still neglecting to mention a number of members who also worked tirelessly to...

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