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Janelle O’Meara Growing up in northern British Columbia, Janelle O’Meara always knew her path would lead her towards UNBC. She first entered the doors of UNBC for a science fair; coming from Burns Lake, the university with all its classrooms and lecture halls seemed huge. After spending three years at UNBC, it is now clear to her that the UNBC community is incredibly supportive and does not seem so big after all. Janelle is in her third year at UNBC with a joint major in Global and International Studies and Political Science with a minor in General Business. A year long exchange in Belgium inspired Janelle to follow this degree path and she hopes to work internationally in the future. During the past two years, she has worked at the Thirsty Moose Pub and is now looking to transition...

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Finance

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Chris King Chris King was raised in Burns Lake BC, but don’t hold that against him. Back when he graduated high school in 2010 he came straight from his hometown to UNBC to squander two years of education and realize that there was some serious growing up to be done before he would be ready to complete his degree. Fast forward four years and one Carpentry apprenticeship and he’s back to complete his Bachelors of Commerce with a new appreciation for his education. Spending a few years out in the working world has given Chris a perspective that will be very useful in understanding and dealing with the current problems that face the student society. Of particular relevance is his work with his family’s building supply store. Over the past five years it has undergone a complete rebranding and...

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Internal Affairs Representative

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Keaton Freel I grew up in Toronto and left as soon as I could. UNBC has been my home since 2013. After two years in environmental engineering, I switched into forestry, which I am very stoked on. I am currently in my fourth year of a six-year undergraduate degree. My primary habitat consists of the school, the forest, the gym and the Legion. I have been called a hippie, a nerd, a hard worker and an optimist. I am here to make things better for your Student-Led Organization! Throughout my time at UNBC, I have been deeply involved in Student-Led Organizations (SLOs). I was president of Students for a Green University (SGU) for three years, during which time the club has been highly active and successful. I have also participated in EESA, the Outdoors Club, the Debate Club and...

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EGM Analysis and Interviews

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News, UNBC | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Northern Undergraduate Student Society hosted their Extraordinary General Meeting in the NUSC event space. The meeting was called due to a variety of concerning issues that were brought up at the NUGSS Annual General Meeting this past October, including the society’s debt, potential closure of the Thirsty Moose Pub, and decreased funding for Student Led Organizations (Clubs). As well, NUGSS put forth a motion to restructure their Board, and two students answered questions about a potential Oversight Board for NUGSS. The meeting brought passionate student engagement from across campus, with several students actively making comments and asking questions over the course of the long meeting. With the NUSC space filled with over 100 undergraduate students and other interested parties, NUGSS sat on a panel facing the audience. After calling the meeting...

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NUGSS EGM Leaves Students Uncertain

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Tierney Watkinson | Team Member Last month NUGSS held an Extraordinary General Meeting in order to engage with undergraduate students on the issues and information surrounding last year’s revelation that the society had run into financial trouble through indelicate managements of funds. NUGSS General Manager Duncan Malkinson started by briefly outlining NUGSS’ finances. According to Malkinson, The Moose’s financial numbers have experienced a slight drop, but seem to be holding. Degrees Coffee, on the other hand, has seen increased performance. Malkinson continued his presentation by revealing that the last three years of accumulated debt for student UPASSes were paid in full to BC Transit, thanks to $108,000 forwarded from UNBC. That debt is owed directly to the university. As a result, $27,000 per year will act as a “hit to our budget” in order to pay off this debt. Malkinson...

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Senate Bios

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Culture, UNBC | 0 comments

Aaron Larsen My name is Aaron Larsen and I am currently wrapping up my fifth and final year in the Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a double minor in Anthropology and Human Geography before starting in the Bachelor of Education program here at UNBC in the Fall. I have been elected the Media Coordinator of the Northern Historical Student Society for the past three years. During my time with the NHSS, the club grew into a highly successful student society, holding advanced standing. I ran a number of popular events, and helped found the Northern Historical Conference, currently the largest student run history conference in Western Canada. My goal for Senate is to provide a new and open voice for students, with a focus on transparency. It will be my goal to reach out to our entire...

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