An Open Letter to the School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 an email was sent to the graduate students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). A portion of it is quoted below: “Commencing July 1, 2017 confirmation of enrolment letters will be subject to a $15 processing fee. Before submitting a request for confirmation letter, students must first pay a $15.00 processing fee, payable in person at the School of Graduate Studies, or…

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Wilderness Essays, John Muir

Writing: 5/5 Research: I suspect he went on a lot of hikes… Scale: 4/5 Inspiration A BILLION /5 For those of you who aren’t familiar, John Muir was a Scottish naturalist who fought for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. He was particularly fond of the Yosemite and the Rocky Mountains of the western states. He co-founded the long-running Sierra Club (which now has multiple regional branches full of committed and passionate naturalists), and…

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the green bin 2016-02-12 09:39:31

Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms…

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