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Bertha Miller Scholarship ($1000) for Graduating Students

PUBLISHED DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the Bertha L. Miller Memorial Scholarship.

Valued at $1000 this scholarship is open to graduating students who demonstrate academic merit and who have been accepted to postgraduate studies. First consideration will be granted to students who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in Library Science.

To apply please submit a letter of application describing why you feel you would be an ideal candidate to receive this award and proof of acceptance into postgraduate studies to the Registrar’s Office (GMH 101).

Deadline: April 6, 2018.

STUISA Multicultural Fair 2018

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The 2018 STU Multicultural Fair will take place Saturday, March 24 at 5:00 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium.

The event, which is hosted annually by the STU International Students’ Association, brings together the cultures and traditions of the university’s international students. It’s also used as a fundraiser for a STUISA funded bursary for international students in need.

This year's fair will include a traditional fashion show, talent show, and food test, as well as a craft sale and booths representing each country of the diverse international community at STU. 

Students $10
General Public $15
12 and Under $5

Tickets include one plate of food.
To order your tickets, e-mail

STUSU Referendum on Mental Health Fee Set for March 28 and 29

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Are you in favour of a $33.91 annual Students' Union Mental Health Fee ($3.40 per 3 credit hour course for part-time students) over the next four years in support of mental health services and programming on campus through the St. Thomas University Capital Campaign?

Application Period
The application period for students to form "Yes" and "No" Committees for the referendum will start on Tuesday, March 13th and will end on Monday, March 19th  at 11:59 pm. Every student (full-time and part-time) is eligible to apply to create a "Yes" and "No" Committee. To apply, send an email to before the application period ends, specifying which committee you would like to apply for and with the names of the campaigner(s) for the committee. 

On Tuesday, March 20th at 3:00 pm all campaigners for "Yes" and "No" Committees will have a meeting with the Chief Returning Officer in the Off-Campus Student Lounge in Sir James Dunn Hall. 

Campaign and Voting
The campaigning period starts on Wednesday March 21st and ends on Tuesday March 27th  by 11:59 pm. A public forum on the referendum question will take place on Monday, March 26th at 6:00 pm in the Off-Campus Student Lounge. 

The voting dates are on Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29th. The results will be announced on Thursday, March 29th.
As with the most recent STUSU election, the referendum will be conducted online and you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to vote.  

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Thank you,

Erickson Miranda
Chief Returning Officer
St. Thomas University Students' Union

English Honours Advising Begins March 19 - Signup Sheets in ECH 220

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, March 12, 2018
Advising for students who wish to apply for the Honours program in English (and for those who are already in the program) will take place the week of March 19.

Signup sheets for advising appointments are now posted in ECH 220.

Please note that advising is required before registration.

Mental Health: A Load Off the Mind—Yellow Box Gallery

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, March 12, 2018
The Yellow Box Gallery at St. Thomas University is proud to host its first juried exhibition of student work on the theme of student mental health.

A call for submissions went out in September 2017, inviting the student population to submit work that illustrates how students experience, understand, and are affected by mental health issues in their own lives, in the lives of those around them, and in the community at large.

The resulting exhibit features the work of six current students and alumni: Katelyn Brinkman (mixed media), Kailer Boyne (painting), Dana MacDonald (photography, drawing), Veronica Nugent (digital painting), Brianna Ormond (watercolour, drawing), and Natali Ortiz (video).

This exhibit seeks to challenge mental health stigma that students face, and other barriers to full community participation; to explore art as a means for social change; and to actively seek engagement with the broader community to encourage positive mental health activism.

The Yellow Box would like to thank fellow jury members Dr. Erin Fredericks (Sociology) and Dr. Marvin Claybourn (Psychology) for their enthusiastic support of the project, and thoughtful consideration of the submissions.

The exhibit opens on March 21st, 12:30 pm at the Yellow Box Gallery (3rd floor McCain Hall, St. Thomas University), and runs until May 14th. All are welcome.

Contact Kim Vose Jones at for more information.

The YBG hours are:
Saturday: noon – 5:00pm
Sunday: noon – 11:00pm
Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm?

Second, Third and Fourth Year Students – Become a Mentor for a First-Year Student

PUBLISHED DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Whether it’s juggling a busy class schedule, figuring out how to study effectively or balancing a social life, adapting to university is a challenge for first-year students. That’s why we have a Peer Mentoring Program.

We’re looking for second, third or fourth-year students to act as peer mentors to first-year students. The mentor will be a support network, listen nonjudgmentally, assist with goal setting and connect new students with opportunities on campus. Mentors will receive training and support from members of the Student Services team.

Benefits of Being a Peer Mentor
  • Meaningful professional development experience
  • Training in active listening, effective communications, and referral skills
  • Hours spent with your mentee engaged in off campus activities can be counted towards the new Certificate in Experiential Learning and Community Engagement.
Application Deadline March 18th

New peer mentors: Please complete the online application at by Monday, March 18th, 2018. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Returning mentors, please complete the returning mentor application at by Monday, March 18th, 2018.

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Please read over the Peer Mentor Description before applying.


Jessica Hughes
Manager, Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning
Student Services
Room 311, George Martin Hall

STUSU Spring General Election Results

PUBLISHED DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

President - Brianna Workman (
Vice President Administration - Husoni Raymond (
Vice President Education - Emma Walsh (
Vice President Student Life - Wasiimah Joomun (
Student Senators
Octavia Cook (
Robyn Metcalfe (

Off-Campus Representatives
Katrina Amos (
Marlyne Vanderlee (

At-Large Representatives
Emilie Hanlon (
Nikita Spencer (

Andrea Lopez (

Grad Class President
Anisha Romany (

International Student Representative
Diana Chavez (

Sexuality and Gender Diversity Representative
Sara Nason (

Erickson Miranda
Chief Returning Officer
St. Thomas University Students' Union 

Join the Relay on the Hill - UNB/STU/NBCC Relay for Life! on March 24th

PUBLISHED DATE: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Join thousands of students on campuses across Canada in the fight against cancer. On the night of the event, there will be activities, prizes, games, music and food!

How do you become part of this amazing event? Easy!

Round up a few friends to form a team, name a team captain and set a fundraising goal. Register online at – search school events for Relay on the Hill UNB/STU/NBCC.

Brainstorm with your team to come up with some ways to fundraise online, offline or both. Watch as your online thermometer approaches your team goal!!

Come to the event with your team on Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 pm at the Student Union Building!  Bring any money you raised that was not electronically donated on

Join the fight against cancer and have fun at the best celebration of the night!

Facebook Event: Relay on the Hill 2018

Scholarship Opportunity: The Mary Majka Scholarship Fun

PUBLISHED DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Nature NB (a non-profit organization) has a scholarship fund available to new and undergraduate students studying natural science or a related field. (This also applies to students in a Bachelor of Arts program who are taking courses related to natural sciences.)

The Mary Majka Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by Nature NB to honour the legacy of one of our founding members, Mary Majka, with the intent to further youth engagement with nature and our natural heritage.

Mary Majka was an environmental pioneer, TV host, wildlife rehabilitator and outdoor educator — a driving force behind New Brunswick’s first conservation organizations. But it was her fervent defence and preservation of cultural heritage, sensitive habitats, and the wild creatures that share our world that most influenced those around her.

Eligibility and General Scholarship information
The Mary Majka Scholarship Fund is open to New Brunswick students from middle school to those attending an undergraduate program. Awards will be granted on a yearly basis ranging from $250 to $1000, depending on the number of applicants and funds available.

Two types of scholarships are available:
  • Awarded to a person that is or will be studying in the field of natural sciences with an interest in nature and the environment (awarded as a study scholarship), and / or
  • Awarded to a youth wanting to further their knowledge in the natural sciences (awarded as a contribution to cover specific expenses such as for workshop participation)
Application Deadline is March 31, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

Writing Prizes – Call for Submissions

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Department of English Language and Literature is calling for submissions to the 2018 Writing Prizes. All current St. Thomas University students are eligible to submit work. 

Creative Writing Prizes

Richards Prize in Prose
Submissions of short fiction, novel excerpt, or creative non-fiction—up to 2,000 words
Prize is $500

David Velensky Prize in Creative Writing
Submissions in all genres invited – maximum 5 pages, double spaced
Prize is $500

Robert Clayton Casto Prize in Poetry
Submissions of poetry invited – up to 3 poems and a total submission of 5 pages or less
Prize is $500 

Essay Writing Prize

Research Essay Prize
Submissions of Research Papers written for an English course, in any area of specialization, invited.
Prize is $250

Submissions Instructions

Please do not put any author identification on the submission pages. 

Include a cover letter with your name and contact information, the name of the piece(s) submitted, and the name of the prize for the submission. Work submitted without a prize specified will be considered for the Velensky Prize.


Entries for Creative Writing Awards should be submitted by noon, Friday, March 23, 2018.

Entries for the Research Essay Prize should be submitted by noon, Wednesday, April 15, 2018.

Entries should be sent to Kathleen McConnell’s mailbox in ECH 220. Work submitted elsewhere may not be considered.

Winners will be announced on

Academic Dates for 2018-19 Include New Fall Reading Week

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

At its February meeting late last week, the Senate approved academic dates for 2018-19. The dates include a new Fall Reading Week which will be from Nov. 5 - 9, 2018.

Like many universities, STU had been moving in this direction over the past several years. In 2013, we had implemented a Fall Reading Day to coincide with the Remembrance Day holiday and it was well-received by students. Since that time, six other universities in the region have implemented a Fall Reading Week as a mental health initiative. 

This coming fall, UNB will have a Fall Reading Week as a three-year pilot project and being mindful of our course exchange agreement and shared resources with UNB, we have scheduled our week for the same period. 

Our Office of Student Services believe that this new mid-term break in the fall will relieve some of the pressure that they see accumulating for students toward the end of the term. As well, at 61 teaching days for both terms next year, we have been able to keep the number of teaching days within our standard range of 59 to 63 days.

To see the complete dates for the 2018-19 calendar, please see the link below.  

Thank you. 

Karen Preston 

STUnningly Successful: A Reintegration Initiative by Criminology Students

PUBLISHED DATE: Friday, February 16, 2018

Criminology students at St. Thomas are collecting gently used clothing to assist women who are incarcerated in a provincial correctional centre.

STUnningly Successful: A Reintegration Initiative will provide incarcerated women with clothing as they move facilities, attend court procedures, and when they are reintegrating into the community at the end of their sentence and are in search of employment. 

Students are asking the community for clothing donations of all sizes, as well as shoes and purses. 

They will be travelling to the NB Women's Correctional Centre to set up and deliver a "shopping" experience with the women at the institution.  

How to Donate

All items can be dropped off at the Student Help Desk in Sir James Dunn Hall, or to Dr. Susan Reid in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 401 until Tuesday, March 20. 

These initiatives are being led by students in CRIM 2223: Youth Justice and CRIM 2253: Children and Youth at Risk.

Budget Development Report 2018-19 and Town Hall on March 22, 2018

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
With the circulation of this Budget Development Report, we are beginning consultations for our 2018-19 budget.  This process is an opportunity to learn about our financial operations and to provide feedback on our most important fiscal issues. To complement this Report, the Budget Town Hall will take place on Thursday, March 22 at 4 pm in BMH-101.
We ended the fiscal year 2016-17 with an Operating Budget deficit of $443,722 which was covered by an inter-fund transfer.  The past year saw a decrease in expenditures with the largest being a $263,500 saving from the cancellation of the men’s varsity hockey program.  In the Ancillary Budget, there was a deficit of $81,828 which was a significant improvement compared to the previous deficit of $214,863. For the current 2017-18 fiscal year, we are forecasting an Operating Budget deficit of $443,600 before inter-fund transfers and an Ancillary Services surplus of $117,500.
While there has been progress in addressing our fiscal challenges, some of the positive variances were one-time items such as HST recoveries or investment returns which cannot be expected every year.  We have also recognized that extensive use of inter-fund transfers to balance the operating budget is unsustainable and, in particular, the overuse of internally restricted scholarship funds needs to be curtailed.  Our future Operating Budgets will need to accommodate a portion of scholarship expenditures.
Our highest fiscal priority is to continue to improve our financial sustainability and this involves several internal and external factors.  We cannot overlook that New Brunswick universities have been underfunded relative to their counterparts in Canada.  Even within the province, St. Thomas University has been underfunded relative to the other universities as our operating grant is 89% of the provincial average and is annually $1.4 million lower than it should be.  This is compounded by the challenges of a shrinking number of high school graduates, our relatively small endowment, and the volatility of capital markets that affect endowment income. 
As you are aware, we have been addressing the operating deficit with a multi-strategy approach to increase revenues and limit expenditure growth.  Some of these strategies, which will take more than one fiscal year to realize, include:
  • Stabilizing our enrolment level 
  • Continuing to implement retirement incentives for full-time faculty
  • Continuing to rationalize non-academic expenditures
  • Continuing efforts to sell our Forest Hill property and to consolidate residence life on the main campus
  • Intensifying efforts with the Provincial Government to address the operating grant inequity
  • Launching a successful Capital Campaign which will be helpful as funds raised will help re-build the scholarship endowment and provide modest assistance with residence renewal
As we begin planning for the 2018-19 budget, we face more uncertainty than previous years.  While inflation and collective agreement obligations result in annual cost pressures of 3.7%, other factors are less predictable.  We are assuming student enrolment of 1,800 (fee paying) students.  There is uncertainty regarding the amount of operating grant level in the absence of a signed MOU with the Provincial Government.  Lastly, 2017-18 was the final year of the five-year domestic tuition fee agreement with the Provincial Government. 
During this consultation process, we invite comments and suggestions on all of these issues, particularly the setting of tuition fees.  Our domestic tuition fee is now close to the provincial average, as was intended by the schedule initiated in 2013.  As we plan for the future, how should our domestic and international tuition fees compare to other universities in the Maritimes in light of the competitive nature of the post-secondary education sector, our fiscal challenges, the intention of the three other provincial universities to undertake tuition reviews, and the Tuition Assistant Bursary Program and the Tuition Relief Program for the Middle Class? The Budget Development Report 2018-19 contains much more information on these issues. 
As always, your feedback on these issues is greatly appreciated.  You may provide your confidential feedback to by March 2, 2018. The Committee will consider the suggestions, comments and feedback received as confidential. 
In order to engage stakeholders and encourage feedback, the Budget Development Report will also be presented at the February meeting of the Senate and at the next meeting of the President’s Administrative Management Committee.  We will also hold a Town Hall meeting on March 22, 2018 at 4 pm in BMH-101.
Dawn Russell
President and Vice Chancellor
Members of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Budget
Dr. Kim Fenwick, Vice-President (Academic and Research) (ex officio)
Lily Fraser, Vice-President (Finance and Administration) (ex officio) – Committee Chair
Reg Gallant, Comptroller (ex officio)
Dr. Beth McKim, Professor, English Department (Senate Appointment)
Dr. Tony Tremblay, Professor, English Department (Senate Appointment)
Karen Preston, Registrar (President’s Appointment)
Matthew LeBlanc, Student (President’s Appointment)
Philippe Ferland, Student (President’s Appointment)
Garry Hansen, Director of Institutional Research and Planning (President’s Appointment)
Jeffrey Carleton, Associate Vice-President, Communications (President’s Appointment)

Travel Study Opportunity in Cuba - Intersession 2018

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, February 5, 2018
Explore the Northern part of the Eastern region of Cuba. Experience the rich culture of Holguin, a city founded in 1545 and the fourth bigger county of the island. The county is rich in natural scenarios: high mountains, fertile plains and white sandy beaches. Holguin is the home of many parks and museums.

The municipality of Banes has the richest collection of indigenous artifacts in the Caribbean. It was in this region (Bariay) where Columbus disembarked in 1492 and was fascinated by the beauty of the place. It is said that the Admiral found it to be the most beautiful land human eyes had ever seen.Bariay Park has excellent beaches and very rich and unique fauna and flora.

Chorro de Maita Museum houses an inventory of more than 80 years of archeological research. The site is considered to be the most important archaeological discovery in Cuba regarding aboriginal settlements and has been declared a National Monument (National Heritage Site).

Course: SPAN 2213 Travel Study: Introduction to Cuban History and Culture

This study tour of the Northern part of the Eastern region of Cuba offers a harmonious blend of language, history, and culture. The course focuses on learning and practicing Spanish in the context of Cuban aboriginal history and culture.

Highlights include visiting various cultural sites and native’s settlements in Holguin county and experiencing a unique immersion into art, architecture, cuisine, literature, history, religion, music, fashion, and current events as part of a forty-hour history course at the University of Holguín. (3 credits).


The course is open to everyone (18 years of age or older) for credit or non-credit. Participants do not have to be students at St. Thomas University. All members of the community can participate: students, non-students, alumni, general public.


If taken for credit: SPAN 1006, or its equivalent (SPAN 1203, SPAN 1204 at UNB or basic knowledge of Spanish acquired through travelling or living abroad). Activities/classes in Spanish at the participant’s level.

If not taken for credit: No Spanish required. No pre-requisite. Participants will have alternative activities in English.


June 5 - Arrival to Holguin, Cuba
June 19 - Return to Canada

Travel Requirements

A valid passport. International students need to check with their Embassy/Consulate for specific information. Participants need to demonstrate proof of travel health insurance and will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Cost $1,986.70 CAD (with 10 participants). Participants can audit the course and do all the daily activities for the same cost.

Cost Includes
  • Registration
  • Tuition for 3 credit hours
  • 14 days of accommodation in private houses (double or triple occupancy) Breakfast, lunch and supper (14 days)
  • Admission fees to museums, sites or cultural events that are planned as part of the course
  • Program related ground transportation including trips to the beach at the end of some of the visits planned for the course
  • Transfer fees Airport-Holguín (If participants travel at the same time/date, otherwise there is a fee.

NOTE If you are planning on arriving at different date/time let the instructor know to arrange transportation and fees)

Cost Does Not Include

  • Air transportation to and from Cuba.
  • Passport/Visa
  • International medical/travel insurance - NOTE: If you have STU/UNB Health insurance, please check as it may cover international travel)
  • Bottled water
  • Drinks/Beverages
  • Spending money/souvenirs, sundry expenses

How to Apply 

Please, contact, e-mail subject: Travel Study-Intersession 2018.

Payment: Cheques or money orders written out to “St. Thomas University” can be given directly to Haydée Sainz. Full payment is due on or before Wednesday, March 23, 2018.

2018 T-Ceremony and Graduation Dinner

PUBLISHED DATE: Thursday, January 25, 2018
The 2018 T-Ceremony and Graduation Dinner will be held March 23, 2018.
Please save the date. Dawn Russell, President and Vice Chancellor, invites graduating students to participate in the T-Ceremony and Grad Class Dinner. Here is a preview of the day’s events:

Friday March 23, 2018
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm: Students assemble in the Daniel O’Brien Study Hall, McCain Hall

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: T-Ceremony, Noe¨l Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Reception, sponsored by the Alumni Association, Conference Centre,  Forest Hill Road

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Graduation Dinner, Conference Centre, Forest Hill Road

A formal invitation to the Grad Reception and Dinner will be sent to graduates via email in early March!  *Please note that this invitation will only be extended to those who have applied to graduate by completing an Application for Graduation (at the Registrar’s Office). Graduates are required to RSVP to reserve a seat.

Note: The dress code for both events is business attire.

T-Ceremony (You do not need a T-Ring to attend):
Gown pick-up for graduates will take place from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm on the ground floor of McCain Hall. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. Gowns will not be available after the Ceremony begins.
Graduates are welcome to invite guests to the T-Ceremony.  Photos will be permitted.

Graduates are asked to wear their T-rings and/or T-pins. Extra T-pins will be available on site to ensure all graduates can participate in the Turning of the T component of the ceremony.

Grad Class Reception & Dinner:
The Reception and Dinner is for graduates only. Graduates are asked to RSVP after receiving their invitation. Due to space limitations, graduates are not able to invite guests to the reception and dinner.

AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program for 2018 is Now Open

PUBLISHED DATE: Friday, January 19, 2018
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is proud to launch the annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.

Did you know that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s? A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education.

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.
Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will extend 10 one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 to students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are entering into or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution for the fall semester of 2018. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive bursary.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information, or to access the online application, please visit

Intersession and Summer Session 2018 Courses Now Open for Registration

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Registration is now open for Intersession (April 30-June 21) and Summer Session (July 3-August 10).


New students must be admitted to a program of study before registering. Information on the application process is available at or by contacting the Admissions Office at 452-0532.
Visiting students coming from another university, taking courses at St. Thomas for transfer credit back to their home institution, should, in addition to seeking admission, provide the Registrar’s Office with a letter of permission from their home institution. You will register at STU as non-degree students.

Current STU students who were registered during the 2017-2018 academic year may proceed directly to the next step.

Registration Steps

1. Payment of tuition fees must be made at Financial Services (GMH 103) prior to the start of classes.  The cost (including all fees) for domestic students are as follows:

3 credit-hour course: $699.00
6 credit-hour course: $1398.00
International Students: $1368.00 per 3 credit hours
Audit (non-credit): half fees
Note:  Applicants sixty years or older are eligible for a rebate of 50% of normal tuition fees
2. The list of course offerings is available at the link below or by viewing on WebAdvisor.

3. Students can register for Intersession or Summer Session courses online using the WebAdvisor system. The term 18/I1 represents Intersession (May-June) and 18/I2 represents Summer Session (July-August).  Please note the start and end dates listed on each course to determine exact course date.


Students who were not full-time during the 2017-2018 academic year may be eligible for part-time awards. For details on the Scoudouc River Continuing Education Awards for part-time students, please ask at the Registrar’s Office

Program Approval

All students should ensure that their choice of courses is approved for their degree or certificate program. For information on prerequisites and any other registration restrictions, please consult the online academic calendar and/or check with the chair of the relevant department.

Course Load

Students are limited to a maximum course load of twelve credit hours in Intersession (May-June) and twelve credit hours in Summer Session (July-August).

Changes in Registration

Students can withdraw online any time before the start of courses. After the start of classes, students are required to notify the Registrar’s Office in writing if they withdraw from a course. No withdrawals will be accepted after 10 hours of scheduled class meetings. Partial refunds should be arranged with Financial Services. No refunds will be issued for withdrawal from courses after the deadline for academic penalty.

Registrar’s Office
January 2018

Book Appointments with Employment Counselling and Learning Strategy Services Online Using WCOnline Scheduling Tool

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Students can now book appointments with Employment Counselling and Learning Strategy Services using WCOnline, the online scheduling system already in use at the Writing Centre.

First-time users will need to create an account in the system by visiting, clicking on "Register for an account," and completing the online form using their STU email address. (Students who have already created an WCOnline account will not need to create another).

Students can then select from the list of schedules and choose from the available appointments.

Participate in Ireland Travel-Study - May 23 to June 20, 2018

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Irish Studies is offering a chance to study and travel around Ireland in 2018!
IRSH 3213-Lines of Vision: Landscape, Art and Irish Writing will provide students with the opportunity to explore the cultural and artistic values of Ireland while visiting the locations connected to the country’s myths, sagas and folktales. 
Highlights of the many sight-seeing opportunities the 28-day course includes visits to the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, as well as a bus tour of Dublin itself.   Students will stay in university villages or hostels, and will get a chance to learn from some local university professors through guest lectures.
The course will take place May 23 - June 20, 2018. 
There are a limited number of students that can be accommodated so please contact Professor Lorraine Nolan at or 460-0325 for more information and price for this all-inclusive trip.
Irish Studies

Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore the heritage, culture, history, religion, politics, literature, fine art and film of the people of Ireland and the communities of its Diaspora.  St. Thomas offers an Interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies. 
IRSH 3213 - Lines of Vision: Landscape, Art and Irish Writing explores the cultural and artistic value of mythical Ireland and will allow students to better contextualize Ireland through viewing its landscape and creative community through the lens of myth and saga. This study-abroad course will help students learn how environment, landscape and produced images influence not only what is being communicated by a culture, but why it is communicated in that matter. 

Volunteers Needed for Peer Support Centre

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, August 21, 2017
Mission Statement
The St. Thomas Peer Support centre is a confidential, non-judgmental, supportive and safe place to speak to our volunteers. All volunteers are trained in confidentiality, listening skills, supporting skills and providing resources. At the centre we provide one-on-one confidential sessions with a volunteer, referrals to resources both on and off campus and a comfortable space to relax if you need to destress. No concern is too big or too small. Our centre is here to provide kind, nonjudgmental support whenever needed.
What is Peer Support?
Peer support is a supportive relationship between two individuals who share a common experience. The peer support relationship should be comprised of trust, empathy, understanding and respect. Peer support is a valuable source of empowerment for students because the peer and volunteer may have many shared experiences that are common for university students such as; academic stress, relationship stress and mental health struggles.
Goals of the Peer Support Centre
The STU peer support centre is a space where volunteers can help their peers by listening, supporting, and providing referrals to the appropriate services. We at the centre strive to be;
  • Inclusive of all genders, sexes, sexualities, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, religions, races, ages and statuses.
  • Person-centered.
  • Empowering to all who enter the centre.
  • Open and available to students when they need it the most.
  • A supportive and nonjudgmental service to students at the St. Thomas campus.
  • Respectful towards the inherent dignity and worth of all persons.
  • Confidential for those who use the centre.
  • A centre for support not advice giving, counselling or guidance.
  • A centre in which students can receive appropriate and accurate referrals to services across campus and the Fredericton community.
  • A comfortable, warm setting for relaxation.
  • Advocates for mental wellness on campus.
  • Dedicated to our own self-care and advocates of self-care for all St. Thomas.
We are looking for Peer Support Volunteers for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. If you are passionate about supporting others and are interested in obtaining a great learning experience please fill out the online Peer Support Volunteer Form.  
If you are currently in crisis please call:
For emergency medical attention - 911
CHIMO Helpline - 450-4357
After Hours Mobile Crisis Unit - 453-2132