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Table of Contents

Academic Calendar 2010-2011 (September 1, 2010)
I. General Information and Admissions
1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 2010-2011
Provisional Calendar of Events 2011-2012 (subject to change)
3. Admission
3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.2.1. Admission Criteria
3.2.2. Students with Disabilities
3.2.3. Early Admission
3.2.4. Refusal of Admission
3.2.5. Special Circumstances
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.3.1. Provincial Requirements
3.3.2. Minimum Grade/Average
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.4.1. University Preparatory Courses
3.4.2. Requirements for Specific Programs
3.4.3. Provincial Guidelines
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.6.1. American School System
3.6.2. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.6.3. International Baccalaureate
3.6.4. Baccalaureate
3.6.5. Other Educational Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.9.1. International Baccalaureate
3.9.2. Coll?e d'Enseignement G??al et Professionnel (CEGEP)
3.9.3. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.9.4. Advanced Placement 'AP' Program
3.9.5. New Brunswick Community College
3.10. Transfer Students
3.11. Visiting Students
3.12. Exchange Students
3.13. Special Circumstances
3.14. Graduate Studies
4. Fees
4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.1.1. Full-time/Part-time Enrolment - Fall and Winter terms
4.1.2. Tuition Fees
4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students
4.1.4. Auditing Fees and Tuition for Senior Citizens
4.1.5. Mail Service Fee and Fitness Facility Fee
4.1.6. Student Organization Fees
4.1.7. Other Fees
4.1.8. Fieldwork and Travel: Expenses and Liability
4.1.9. Residence, Communications and Meal Plan Fees
4.1.10. Mountie Money
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.2.1. Registration Deposits for New Students
4.2.2. Residence Deposits for New Students
4.2.3. Refunds of Residence Deposits
4.2.4. Registration Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.5. Residence Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.6. Study Abroad & Exchange Fee
4.2.7. Registration Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.2.8. Residence Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.3.1. Payments and Charges
4.3.2. Fall and Winter Payments by Part-Time Students
4.3.3. Fall Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.4. Winter Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.5. Fall and Winter Payments for Students Participating in Exchange Programs
4.3.6. Method of Payment
4.3.7. Reducing the Amount of Payments
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.4.1. Late Registration Deposit Processing Fee
4.4.2. Services Reinstatement Fee
4.4.3. Interest Charge
4.4.4. Appeals of Academic Standing
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts
4.5.1. Withdrawals Fall and Winter
4.5.2. Withdrawals Correspondence Courses
4.5.3. Withdrawals - Spring Term Courses
4.5.4. Withdrawals - Fall and Winter Continuous Learning, Moncton, Miramichi
4.5.5. Residence and Meal Plan Withdrawals
4.5.6. Payments to Students from their Accounts
4.5.7. Required to Withdraw
5. Financial Assistance
5.1. Scholarships
5.1.1. Eligibility
5.1.2. Entrance Scholarships
5.1.3. The Bell Scholarship
5.1.4. The Confederation Scholarships
5.1.5. Scholarships for Returning Students
5.1.6. Scholarships Index
5.2. Bursaries
5.2.1. Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.2. President's Advisory Committee International Student Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.3. Bursaries Index
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.3.1. The Mount Allison Theological Fund
5.3.2. Application Procedure
5.3.3. Pre-Theological Funds Index
5.4. Special Summer Research Scholarships
5.5. The Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund
6. Co-Curricular Life
6.1. The Student Union
6.2. The Argosy Weekly
6.3. CHMA FM
6.4. Garnet and Gold Society
6.5. Windsor Theatre
6.6. Student Entertainment Office
6.7. Residence Council
6.8. The Tantramarsh Club
6.9. Student Employment
6.10. Accommodation
6.10.1. Residences
6.10.2. Residence Application Procedure
6.10.3. Non-University Housing
6.11. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
6.11.1. Intercollegiate Athletics, Varsity Programs
6.11.2. Competitive Club Sports
6.11.3. Intramurals
6.11.4. Campus Recreation
6.11.5. Men's and Women's Intramural Councils
6.12. Religious Life on Campus
6.12.1. Introduction
6.12.2. The Chapel
6.12.3. Worship
6.12.4. The Chaplain
6.12.5. Student Groups
6.12.6. Programs
6.13. Student Life
6.13.1. The Vice-President International and Student Affairs
6.13.2. Academic Concerns
6.13.3. Academic Support
6.13.4. Writing Resource Centre
6.13.5. Math Resource Centre
6.13.6. Residence Academic Mentors
6.13.7. Academic Tutors
6.14. Student Life Resources
6.14.1. Personal Counselling
6.14.2. Sexual Harassment Advisor
6.14.3. Career Counselling
6.14.4. Employment
6.14.5. Health Services
6.14.6. Student Health Insurance
6.14.7. Dietary and Nutritional Concerns
6.14.8. Lifestyle Concerns
6.14.9. Landlord/Tenant Concerns
6.14.10. International Students
6.14.11. Governance
6.15. Services for Students With Disabilities
6.15.1. Policy on Students with Disabilities
6.15.2. Wellness Centre
6.15.3. The Meighen Centre
7. General Information
7.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
7.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
7.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
7.3.1. Alumni Board of Directors
7.4. Computer Facilities
7.4.1. Software
7.4.2. Campus Network
7.4.3. Residence Networking
7.4.4. Computing Services
7.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
7.6. Banking Services
7.7. Performing Arts Series
8. Personnel
8.1. Officers of the University
8.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
8.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
8.4. Officers of Administration
8.5. Chancellors Emeriti
8.6. Presidents Emeriti
8.7. Registrars Emeriti
8.8. Professors Emeriti
8.9. Librarians Emeriti
8.10. Academic Staff
8.10.1. Professors
8.10.2. Librarians
8.11. Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research
8.12. Student Life
8.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
9. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships; Endowed Chairs; Faculty Awards
9.1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
9.1.1. The Josiah Wood Lectureship
9.1.2. The Bronfman Lecture Series
9.1.3. The Crake Lectureship in Classical Studies
9.1.4. The Wilford B. Jonah Lecture Series
9.1.5. Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics
9.1.6. The Ebbutt Memorial Trust for Religious Studies
9.2. Endowed Chairs
9.2.1. Clement Chandler Avard and Florence Sybil Avard Chair in French Language
9.2.2. The Walter B. Cowan Chair in Religious Studies
9.2.3. The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies
9.2.4. Fred C. Manning Chair in Commerce
9.2.5. The Hart Almerrin Massey Chair in Philosophy
9.2.6. The Pickard-Bell Chair in Music
9.2.7. The Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature
9.2.8. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Physics
9.2.9. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Mathematics
9.2.10. The Stiles-Bennett Chair in History
9.2.11. The Josiah Wood Chair in Classics
9.2.12. The Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Language and Literature
9.3. Faculty Awards
9.3.1. The Herbert and Leota Tucker Award
9.3.2. Imasco Paul Par?Medal and Awards of Excellence
II. Academic Regulations
10. Academic Regulations
10.1. Registration Procedures
10.1.1. Registration Deadline
10.1.2. Pre-Registration
10.1.3. Graduating Under One Calendar
10.1.4. Determining Year Level
10.1.5. Normal Course Loads and Over Loads (Fall/Winter terms)
10.1.6. Introductory Courses
10.1.7. Repeating Courses
10.1.8. Auditing Courses
10.2. Changes in Registration/Programs (Fall and Winter terms)
10.2.1. Deadline for Registration Changes
10.2.2. Withdrawal Without Penalty
10.2.3. Course Withdrawal After the Deadline
10.2.4. Changing Programs
10.3. Withdrawal from University
10.4. Advanced Placement
10.5. Transfer Credits
10.5.1. Students Transferring from another Institution
10.5.2. Taking Courses at another Institution
10.6. Degree Requirements
10.6.1. Credits Required for a Degree
10.6.2. Academic Residency Requirements
10.6.3. Transfer Credits at the 3/4000 Level
10.7. Degree with Distinction Requirements
10.8. Honours Degree Requirements
10.8.1. Total Credits
10.8.2. Honours GPA and Overall GPA Requirements
10.8.3. Submitting a Thesis
10.8.4. Falling Short of the Honours Requirements
10.9. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
10.10. Honours Certificate
10.11. Grading System
10.11.1. Grading Policies for Courses
10.11.2. Deadline for Course Work
10.11.3. Letter Grades and their Meanings
10.11.4. Pre-requisite Grade Requirements
10.11.5. Grades Excluded from GPA
10.11.6. Calculation of TGPA, SGPA and CGPA
10.11.7. Repeated Courses, SGPA and CGPA
10.11.8. Reporting of Grades
10.11.9. Grade Changes
10.11.10. Re-evaluation of a Grade
10.11.11. Evaluating Written Work
10.11.12. Aegrotat Standing
10.12. Standards of Performance
10.12.1. Assessment of Academic Standing
10.12.2. Good Standing
10.12.3. Unsatisfactory Standing
10.12.4. Academic Performance Indicators
10.12.5. Academic Probation
10.12.6. Academic Suspension
10.12.7. Academic Dismissal
10.12.8. Procedures for Appeals and Re-admissions
10.12.9. Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
10.12.10. Deans' List
10.12.11. Graduation Requirements
10.13. Academic Integrity
10.13.1. Academic Dishonesty
10.13.2. Allegations of Academic Dishonesty
10.13.3. Academic Sanctions
10.14. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.15. Examination Regulations
10.15.1. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.15.2. Viewing Examination Papers
10.15.3. Accommodations for Missed Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.15.4. Extended Deadlines for Completion of Course Work
10.15.5. Special Examinations
10.16. Continuous Learning
10.17. Transcripts
10.17.1. Privacy of Transcripts
10.17.2. Number and Letter Grades
10.17.3. Transcript Requests
10.18. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
10.19. Graduation/Convocation
10.19.1. Application for Graduation
10.19.2. Completed Degree Requirements - May
10.19.3. Completed Degree Requirements - October
10.19.4. Academic Costumes
10.19.5. Authorized Hoods
10.19.6. Honorary Degrees
10.19.7. University Prizes
10.20. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information
10.20.1. Statistics Canada
10.20.2. Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC)
10.21. Email Communication
11. Continuous Learning
11.1. Miramichi First Year at Home Program
11.2. Moncton Program
11.3. Correspondence Program
11.4. Spring/Summer Term Courses
11.5. Seminars and Workshops
11.6. Fees
11.7. Financial Aid
11.8. Courses Through Continuous Learning as Part of a Normal Course Load
11.9. Overload Courses Through Continuous Learning
11.10. Deadlines and Extensions for Correspondence Courses
11.11. Withdrawal from Correspondence Courses
11.12. Withdrawal from Spring/Summer Term Courses (non-correspondence)
11.13. Contact Information
III. Academic Degrees, Programs and Courses
12. Academic Programs
12.1. B.A. and B. Sc. General Regulations
12.1.1. B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Requirements
12.1.2. Declaration of Major, Minor, Honours
12.2. Bachelor of Arts
12.2.1. Requirements for a B.A. Degree
12.2.2. Distribution Requirements
12.2.3. 3/4000 Level Courses
12.2.4. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
12.2.5. Additional Minor
12.2.6. Double Major
12.2.7. Honours Degree
12.2.8. General Degree with Three Minors
12.2.9. The Major as Required for the B.A.
12.2.10. Disciplinary Major
12.2.11. Interdisciplinary Major
12.2.12. Specially Approved Major
12.2.13. Majors Available for the B.A.
12.2.14. The Minor as Required for the B.A.
12.2.15. Disciplinary Minor
12.2.16. Interdisciplinary Minor
12.2.17. Specially Approved Minor
12.2.18. Minors Available for the B.A.
12.2.19. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
12.2.20. Honours Programs Available for the B.A.
12.3. Bachelor of Science
12.3.1. Requirements for a B.Sc. Degree
12.3.2. Distribution Requirements
12.3.3. Science Core
12.3.4. Minimum Number of Science Credits
12.3.5. 3/4000 Level Science Courses
12.3.6. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
12.3.7. Additional Minor
12.3.8. Double Major
12.3.9. Honours Degree
12.3.10. General Degree with Three Minors
12.3.11. Courses which Qualify as Science Credits
12.3.12. The Major As Required for the B.Sc.
12.3.13. Disciplinary Major
12.3.14. Interdisciplinary Major
12.3.15. Specially Approved Major
12.3.16. Majors available for the B.Sc.
12.3.17. The Minor as Required for the B.Sc.
12.3.18. Disciplinary Minor
12.3.19. Interdisciplinary Minor
12.3.20. Specially Approved Minor
12.3.21. Minors Available for the B.Sc.
12.3.22. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
12.3.23. Honours Programs Available for the B.Sc.
12.4. Master of Science
12.4.1. Committee on Graduate Studies
12.4.2. Minimum Admission Requirements
12.4.3. Time Required
12.4.4. Course and Thesis Requirements
12.4.5. Standards of Achievement
12.4.6. Supervisory Committee
12.4.7. Special Departmental Regulations
12.4.8. Application Procedure
12.4.9. Master of Science Course Listing
12.5. Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.1. Primary Objective
12.5.2. Requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
12.5.3. Distribution Requirements
12.5.4. 3/4000 Level Courses
12.5.5. Commerce Degree Core Requirements
12.5.6. Commerce Electives on the Bachelor of Commerce Degree
12.5.7. The Minor as Required for the Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.8. Elective Credits
12.5.9. Honours Programs Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.10. Commerce with Honours
12.5.11. Commerce with Honours in Economics
12.5.12. Major from Other Disciplines
12.5.13. Transferring to Commerce
12.5.14. Certified Management Accounting Stream
12.6. Bachelor of Music
12.6.1. Financial Assistance
12.6.2. Entrance Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree
12.6.3. Requirements for Bachelor of Music Degree
12.6.4. Music Ensembles
12.6.5. Recitals
12.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
12.7.1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
12.7.2. Additional Admission Requirements
12.7.3. Advanced Status
12.7.4. Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
12.7.5. Entrance Scholarship
12.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
12.8.1. Information and Regulations
12.8.2. Standards
12.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
12.9.1. Renseignements
12.9.2. Niveaux Requis
12.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
12.11. International Programs
12.11.1. Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
12.11.3. Academic Credit for Independent Experiential Learning
13. Programs and Courses of Instruction
American Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Art History
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Canadian Public Policy
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Canadian Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Cognitive Science
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Computer Science
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Drama Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
English Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
French Studies
Geography and Environment
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
International Economics and Business
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
International Relations
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Japanese Studies
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Modern Languages and Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Political Science
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Religious Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Sociology / Anthropology
Interdisciplinary Program
Spanish Studies
Women's Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

6 Co-Curricular Life

6.1 The Student Union

The Student Union of Mount Allison is governed by the Students' Administrative Council (SAC). This is a body of elected and appointed persons who represent, organize, and plan for the interests of the students. However, the wider Mount Allison community benefits from many of the activities the SAC pursues.

The SAC represents the students through council with representatives from on and off campus, and the six member executive. There are also many other positions, appointed through the SAC, that allow any student the opportunity to get involved. Many positions receive compensation in the form of small honoraria. The SAC also employs an administrator and an office manager to aid in its work. The SAC is located on the first floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre.

Some of the services and events provided by the SAC include:

  • Funding through Clubs & Societies and Academic Enrichment

  • Orientation, Shinerama, Winter Carnival, Ascars Awards

  • Used Book Sale

  • Off-Campus Housing Website

  • ISIC cards

  • Photocopying and faxes

  • Publications: Agenda, Allisonian Yearbook

  • Dances, entertainment, Junior & Senior Classes events...AND MORE!!

The SAC also sponsors and promotes the Clubs and Societies (C&S) of Mount Allison. These are a great asset and a wonderful way to become involved on campus. A sample includes:

  • Academic Departmental C&S (e.g. Commerce Society, Fine Arts Society)

  • Political C&S - Young PC's, Young Liberals and Young NDP's

  • Musical C&S - Chapel Choir, Conservatory Chorale, Ethel Peake Memorial Society, Mount Allison Brass Ensemble, etc.

  • Eco-Action (Environmental)

  • Eurhetorian Society (Debating)

  • Garnet and Gold Society (Musical Theatre group)

  • Global Medical Brigades

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Mount Allison Christian Fellowship

  • Society of All Nations (SAN)

  • World University Services of Canada (WUSC)

Any student wishing to join a club or society can do so by attending the SACtivities Fair in September and should go to the SAC Office for help starting a new club or society. Athletic clubs and intramurals are all run through the Athletics Department. Students have widespread representation on the campus, including membership on the Board of Regents (governing body) and Senate (academic body). Full-time students are also enrolled as members of the New Brunswick Student Alliance.

The SAC includes a Student Activities Office which co-ordinates some student focused entertainment. In addition to the usual dances, movies, live bands, and cultural performances, a number of popular special events are also offered.

6.2 The Argosy Weekly

This weekly newspaper has been published for over 125 years by an all-student staff. The newspaper is editorially independent of both the University administration and the Student Administrative Council.


In 1985 the CHMA Radio Station was converted to FM Stereo frequency. Mount Allison is one of the smallest universities to have an FM radio station. The staff (from the announcers to the technicians) consists mainly of students and members of the Sackville community, all working under a full-time Station Manager. The Station is funded by students fees and advertising revenues and reaches a listening audience of over 15,000.

6.4 Garnet and Gold Society

The Garnet and Gold Society offers students a chance to take part in the production of a major musical. Students co-ordinate all aspects of the production, which is usually presented early in the new year.

6.5 Windsor Theatre

This theatre group puts on major productions each term, some of which are created by members of the Mount Allison community.

6.6 Student Entertainment Office

This branch of the SAC co-ordinates all campus entertainment. In addition to the usual dances, movies, live bands, and cultural performances, a number of popular special events are also offered. These include Orientation Week, Homecoming, Junior Prom, Winter Carnival and Graduation events.

6.7 Residence Council

All students living in the University's various residences elect house councils and executives. These bodies organize house events and co-ordinate social activities. Each House Council President sits on Residence Council, a body which represents residential concerns to the Student Life, Student Affairs or Residence Offices.

6.8 The Tantramarsh Club

The campus pub, established in 1974, is a vibrant venue for social gatherings. The pub is the only permanently licensed facility on campus and offers to its members a giant T.V. screen, pool tables, a dance floor and weekly special events.The Pub is located in the Wallace McCain Student Centre, ground floor.

6.9 Student Employment

Part time job opportunities are plentiful at Mount Allison. Students may earn extra income through employment with Dining Services, the Library, the Campus Police, Residence Staff, Bar Services, the Tantramarsh Club and various academic departments. Contact the appropriate department of interest.

6.10 Accommodation

6.10.1 Residences

Mount Allison is a residential university with housing facilities available for approximately 50% of the student population. Each residence is unique and provides a positive living and learning environment, which promotes a balanced university experience. All first-year students who want to live in residence are guaranteed accommodation if deposit deadlines are met.

Since 1973 the University has offered co-ed residence facilities to its students. Bennett, Bigelow, Campbell, Hunton, and Windsor Houses offer single and double rooms while Edwards, Harper and Thornton have single rooms. Some co-ed residences are divided by floor or by wing, while others have male and female rooms integrated on the same floor.

In keeping with its desire to provide choices in accommodation, Mount Allison makes available a residence experience for those interested in living with a smaller, although interesting, number of people and in some cases a particular program. Anchorage House, Bermuda House, Carriage House, Cuthbertson House, and Pavillon Bousquet all offer a unique living experience.

Anchorage House and Pavillon Bousquet offer a unique living and learning environment in a quiet, smaller house setting while Bermuda House is developing into the Mt. A's Global Village. These Houses are limited to returning students although new students will be considered if space is available.

The Cuthbertson House Sustainable Residence is an initiative that brings students together in one residence dedicated to creating a way of life based on a participatory approach to living in a manner that will reduce the environmental impact on campus. This will include making conscientious choices, for example, about where food comes from, what in-house temperature to maintain, in order to raise awareness about human impact and resource consumption.

Mount Allison University's "Animal House" or Carriage House enables students to contribute their energy, compassion, commitment and skill for one academic year in the service of fostering unwanted shelter animals and promoting their adoption. Although it is often wonderful to have the rare opportunity to live in a university residence with several pets, ultimately the students volunteer to be placed in the House for the benefit of the animals.

Our 13 secure residences offer common lounges, kitchens, study rooms and laundry facilities with high speed and wireless Internet, cable TV and phone hook ups in each room (students provide the hardware). Typical room furnishings are a bed, desk, chair, closets, mini-fridge, lighting and shelving.

Prospective students should note that the University cannot be responsible for personal property. Students are strongly advised to insure their personal belongings. As indicated in the Conditions of Residence Accommodation, pets, firearms and explosive materials are not permitted in residence.

6.10.2 Residence Application Procedure

All first year students who wish to be considered for residence accommodation can apply using the on-line Residence Application on the Connect@MTA website. Assignment of residence rooms is based on the date the $100 registration deposit is received by the Registrar's Office. The $500 residence deposit must be paid by the deadline to hold a residence room for September. For further information see Fees, Section 4.2.

Students are asked to take the time to answer all the questions on the application, as this helps in appropriate placement of students in residence. Provided incoming students have met all admission and deposit deadlines, they are guaranteed residence accommodation.

Once a student enters residence, the student is responsible for the full residence and meal plan fees. If a student later withdraws from residence, the student will be entitled to the refunds detailed in the "Withdrawals and Student Accounts" section of the University Calendar.

Students studying abroad should contact the Registrar's Office, <regoffice@mta.ca> , in January, if they wish to live in residence upon their return to Mount Allison.

6.10.3 Non-University Housing

The Students' Administrative Council maintains, for the use of students, a list of accommodations available in Sackville and area. Students wishing to live in town are invited to use this information.

6.11 Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics

6.11.1 Intercollegiate Athletics, Varsity Programs

Mount Allison's Intercollegiate athletic teams compete against other Atlantic Universities in a number of sports. Mount Allison competes in the Atlantic University Sport conference in football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and women's ice hockey. Mount Allison also has varsity teams in the Atlantic College Athletic Association in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's badminton. In all sports, the championship team represents Atlantic Canada in National Championships. The Mounties also play exhibition games with teams from other parts of Canada and the United States.

If you are interested in receiving information about a varsity program, contact either the coach or the Athletic Director. Please note that the fall sports usually have pre-season tryout camps. Students interested in one of these sports should contact the Athletic Director.

Note:?Students who are registered in correspondence courses offered by Mount Allison through Continuous Learning and who are considered full-time students according to their course load, but who pay per-course tuition according to the fee structure outlined in 4.1.1 are not considered full-time on-campus students and are not eligible to participate in varsity sports that require confirmation of full-time enrolment.

6.11.2 Competitive Club Sports

A number of competitive club sport teams have been developed in recent years. Men's and women's rugby, men's volleyball, golf, curling, tennis, men's hockey, figure and precision skating, are just some of the sports that have developed representative teams and compete against other Universities and Colleges. The co-ordinator is the Athletic Director.

6.11.3 Intramurals

The intramural program gives students the opportunity to participate and compete in a wide variety of activities. Emphasis is placed on participation and fun. Leagues are scheduled in soccer, softball, basketball, hockey, and volleyball. Tournaments are held in golf, curling, tennis, badminton, ultimate frisbee, and other sports based on student interest. The co-ordinator is the Intramural Co-ordinator.

6.11.4 Campus Recreation

There is ample time scheduled in the athletic facilities for open recreational use. Badminton, swimming, tennis, skating, pick up hockey, basketball, field games, ultimate frisbee, and fitness related activities are very popular daily activities. The weight room/fitness centre is open seven days a week.

6.11.5 Men's and Women's Intramural Councils

Students play an integral part in the organization and administration of Mount Allison's intramural program.

Each residence on-campus and off-campus students have or will elect one or two representatives who make up the intramural council. If you are interested in becoming involved as a sports representative, contact your house president as soon as you arrive on campus. Many students become involved as officials for intramural competitions. These are part-time jobs, and students are paid for their services. If you would like to become an intramural official, contact the Intramural Office early in September.

6.12 Religious Life on Campus

6.12.1 Introduction

Mount Allison is a church-founded university which affirms the partnership of faith and higher education. The Mount Allison crest declares that religion is a central and integral part of university life, and the University continues the commitment made in its founding to nurture the spiritual life of students. It supports and encourages personal spiritual development and affirms that university is a place to be awakened to the deep mysteries of life; the search for truth is a religious quest as well as an educational goal.

The chapel at Mount Allison, located at the heart of the campus, is a visible symbol of the commitment of the university to the importance of faith in university life. It stands as a reminder that the university is committed to nurturing students as whole human persons.

While founded under Methodist direction, Mount Allison upholds freedom of religion and creeds. Chapel worship and activities are ecumenical by design; the Office of the Chaplain is intended to be an ecumenical appointment, responsive not only to the many Christian denominations represented on campus but to the diversity of religious traditions. The Chaplain is open to engaging students of all religions in faith development.

6.12.2 The Chapel

The Chapel on campus is a refuge and a retreat in the midst of the activity around it; it is open daily for quiet reflection or prayer. Its exterior design makes it accessible from any direction on campus; the interior design naturally draws the eye upwards. The chapel is used primarily for worship, but individuals and groups associated with the university may arrange with the Chaplain for the use of the chapel for purposes that reflect the goal of nurturing religious life on campus.

The chapel was built and dedicated in 1965 through the initiative and generosity of the Rev. C.H. Johnson, and with the support of many other alumni, friends of the university, church people of the region and other individuals and institutions.

The organ is a gift of a former Chancellor, Dr. Ralph P. Bell, in memory of his mother. The stained glass windows were given by Marjorie Young Bell. A permanent record of the gifts is found in "The Book of Remembrance" in the narthex of the chapel. A small meditation room for private or small group prayer or worship is located to the right of the front of the sanctuary; the Chaplain maintains a study to the left side. The Manning Room in the basement is named for the generous gift of Mrs. Gladys M. Manning, and is dedicated to the religious and social life of the campus.

A multi-faith prayer room is available in the chapel; this room is intended for private or small group prayer in a comfortable setting supportive of all religious traditions. A Muslim student group makes use of this prayer room every Friday.

6.12.3 Worship

Sunday evening worship services, or vespers, are held throughout the academic year. Other special services in the week take place through the year.

The Chaplain provides leadership in worship, drawing on students and other members of the University community. Students take an active role in the chapel programs, sharing in planning, preparing and leading worship.

6.12.4 The Chaplain

The Chaplain oversees the Chapel and its programs and worship; the mandate of the Chaplain goes beyond worship and extends to nurturing spiritual life on campus to include counsel and comfort for those needing encouragement or support, to being a refuge to those in need, to enriching University life. All the work of the Chaplain is undertaken regardless of the religion, ideology or faith of those who seek. The Chaplain is appointed by the University and serves as Chaplain to the whole community, including both students and employees, with a responsibility to speak to the university as well as from within it.

6.12.5 Student Groups

Students engage in their faith pilgrimages in many ways, and the University provides ample opportunity to develop in faith. The Chapel services give opportunity to share in worship and develop leadership abilities; the Chapel Choir provides a way to express faith in music. Student groups operate autonomously, but often in conjunction with the Chaplain.

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship has an active group that offers fellowship, singing, Bible study and prayer. The Student Christian Movement is also very active, and encourages students to translate Christian faith into action through issues of peace and social justice.

The Pre-Theology Society comprises those students who are considering ministry, and it meets occasionally for fellowship, study and mutual support.

6.12.6 Programs

Religious awareness and spiritual development are the concern of a variety of programs initiated by student groups, the Department of Religious Studies and the Office of the Chaplain. These may include guest lecturers, forums for dialogue on religious matters, and other special events.

6.13 Student Life

6.13.1 The Vice-President International and Student Affairs

The Vice-President International and Student Affairs is responsible for the quality of student life, student affairs and for maintaining effective liaison with student administrative bodies, student organizations and individual students. The Vice-President oversees orientation, the campus life of students, the quality of residence life, health services, counselling services, and governance and liquor policies. The Vice-President, Director of Student Life, and other staff in Student Life are available for consultation and guidance on academic, personal and social matters.

6.13.2 Academic Concerns

Students with academic concerns are encouraged to speak first with their professors and/or with the Student Development Counsellor, or with the Head of the Department or appropriate academic Dean.

6.13.3 Academic Support

Assistance with academic skills is provided through Student Life; support and assistance is available on a group or individual basis. Topics addressed include: memory, time and lifestyle management, note-making, writing, preparing for and writing examinations, and motivation. For details please contact the Wellness Centre.

6.13.4 Writing Resource Centre

Student Life in partnership with the Department of English operates a Writing Resource Centre to assist any student to put thoughts on paper and complete written assignments in a variety of academic disciplines. The Centre is located in the main library, M13.

6.13.5 Math Resource Centre

The Math Resource Centre is a drop-in service for students who need assistance in Mathematics. This service is available for any student who wishes to improve their mathematical skills. The Math Resource Centre is primarily directed to those in first year Mathematics courses, but students in any MtA course who want help in math-related topics are welcome to use the Math Resource Centre. The Centre is located in the library, first floor.

6.13.6 Residence Academic Mentors

Residence Academic Mentors assist first-year students with the academic resources necessary to make a successful transition from high school to university life. Each residence is assigned one mentor to organize help sessions, provide access to tutors, and hold regular office hours in their respective residences. Please feel free to contact any of them at any time by phone or email if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

6.13.7 Academic Tutors

To view a list of tutors who may be able to help you with your courses or to be a tutor, please check out the tutor list in the Student Life Office or Wellness Centre.

6.14 Student Life Resources

6.14.1 Personal Counselling

The demands of studies can be particularly stressful when students encounter additional challenges of health, family, relationships or other life issues. Mount Allison provides two accredited Personal Counsellors, from whom students may receive confidential support and assistance for a variety of personal issues including anxiety, depression, alcohol or drug use, sexuality, relationships, sexual assault, family dysfunction and grief. The need for psychiatric and other mental health services can be accessed through the personal counsellors who may be accessed at the Wellness Centre.

In emergencies students may contact Student Life during office hours, or the Sackville Hospital.

6.14.2 Sexual Harassment Advisor

The University's Sexual Harassment Advisor is available to provide education on sexual harassment and assault and to receive complaints from students, staff and faculty. The Advisor has copies of the University's policies and upon request will advise those who contact her about the options available both on and off campus.

6.14.3 Career Counselling

The Career counselling service is located in the Wellness Centre and provides information on graduate and professional programs, careers, study, volunteer, and work abroad programs. Information is available on occupational profiles, labour market trends, resum?writing, job search techniques and preparing for interviews. Workshops are also available on career related issues throughout the academic year. The Academic and Career Counsellor offers guidance with career exploration through individual career counselling and interest and skill surveys.

6.14.4 Employment

On-campus part time job opportunities are plentiful at Mount Allison. Students may earn extra income through employment with Dining Services, the Library, the Campus Police, Residence Staff, Bar Services, the Tantramarsh Club and various academic departments. Contact the appropriate department of interest for details.

Hard copies of job postings, a variety of internships and on and off-campus career and summer employment opportunities, both part-time and full-time, are posted on a notice board located on the ground floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre. Federal and provincial summer employment program info brochures are also available at Student Life and the Wellness Centre.

6.14.5 Health Services

Within the Wellness Centre is a non-emergency health service for all Mount Allison Students open during the academic year (September to mid April). It is a non- judgmental health service that strives to reduce health barriers for young adults living away from home with the support of a Registered Nurse/Educator. All health services are strictly confidential. Health information can only be released with the student's written authorization.

In order to promote and enhance students' good health and well-being, the Registered Nurse/Educator co-ordinates health care services of Mount Allison students, by triaging their individual needs. A Family Physician provides limited clinic hours at the Wellness Centre. Emergencies are dealt with at the Emergency Department of the Sackville Memorial Hospital.

Also the Wellness Centre provides comprehensive health care needs of students through health promotion initiatives, health education, testing, health counselling, clinical services, and referrals, when appropriate. Please see a list of student health services available on the Mount Allison University health web page at <www.mta.ca/health>

6.14.6 Student Health Insurance

Because most students have health insurance through parental plans, the University does not have a mandatory health insurance program for Canadian students. Health insurance is mandatory for international students. Registration for this international health insurance plan is through the International Student Advisor's office. Students are strongly urged to ensure that they have adequate coverage. A list of health insurance options are available from on the Mount Allison University health insurance web page at <www.mta.ca/health/insurance>

6.14.7 Dietary and Nutritional Concerns

A dietitian visits campus a half day per week for appointments to discuss balanced diets, nutrition and healthy living. Services may be contacted through Aramark Food Services, (506) 364-2423

6.14.8 Lifestyle Concerns

Information, materials and programs on health, lifestyle choices, stress management, sexuality, birth control, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, drugs, and similar concerns, are available through Student Life. Programs will be presented on request.

6.14.9 Landlord/Tenant Concerns

Students with inquiries about landlord/tenant relations or leases are encouraged to contact the Office of the Rentalsman in Moncton.

6.14.10 International Students

Students who come to Mount Allison from other countries are very important members of the University community. A special International Orientation is held for them when they arrive to help them with their adjustment to Canada through information sessions answering their specific needs. The International Advisor is available throughout the year to help international students with any kinds of problems they might have such as cultural adjustment and personal, academic or immigration problems. A comprehensive health insurance plan for international students is available through this office as well. Mount Allison University has strict guidelines which protect international students' rights not to be discriminated against because of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, place of origin, or ancestry. There are several clubs, committees and campus projects which promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of multiculturalism.

6.14.11 Governance

Since 1989, students have been subject to the student governance system described in the document Policies and Procedures for Student Governance, which is available from the SAC or Student Life. The Director of Student Life is available to explain to students how the governance system works and what students' rights are under the system. All students admitted to the University agree to abide by, and be subject to, the regulations as outlined in this document. The University reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student for infractions of the regulations. Neither the University nor any of its regents or officers shall be under any liability whatsoever because of such action.

6.15 Services for Students With Disabilities

6.15.1 Policy on Students with Disabilities

Mount Allison University is proud to be an institution that welcomes and supports a diverse student body. To this end, Mount Allison is committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for students with disabilities, and, where warranted and without compromising academic standards, will provide reasonable accommodations.

Copies of the University's Policy on Students With Disabilities may be obtained from Student Life and from the Meighen Centre and it may be viewed on the web at <www.mta.ca> .

The Student Life Office and the Meighen Centre provide a range of services to support the academic needs of students with disabilities. The Meighen Centre offers services to students with learning disabilities and all inquiries related to learning disabilities should be addressed to this office at (506)364-2527. Student Life, through the Wellness Centre, co-ordinates services to students with disabilities other than learning disabilities and inquiries should be addressed to Student Life at (506)364-2163. Before services can be provided, students must present documentation of their disability to the appropriate office.

6.15.2 Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre provides services to students with disabilities other than learning disabilities who are currently attending Mount Allison University. To receive service, students must present appropriate documentation.

Services include academic counselling, personal counselling, instruction and ongoing support in learning and organizational strategies, liaison with food services and arrangements for accommodations for writing tests and examinations when appropriate.

Students with a disability other than a learning disability who are applying for admission to Mount Allison are strongly encouraged to identify themselves on the application form. As well, they should make contact with the Wellness Centre as early as possible in the admissions process.

Students currently attending Mount Allison who have been previously identified with a disability other than a learning disability and who want to access support services should contact the Disability Services Co-ordinator at (506) 364-2163

6.15.3 The Meighen Centre

The Meighen Centre provides academic assistance to students currently registered at Mount Allison University who have been professionally assessed and found to have a learning disability.

Services include academic counselling, learning strategies instruction, peer tutoring, note taking, assistance with Canada Access Grant applications, instruction in use of assistive technology, access to text books in alternate format and arrangements for accommodations for writing tests and examinations when appropriate.

Students with a learning disability who are applying for admission to Mount Allison are strongly encouraged to identify themselves on the application form. As well, they should make contact with the Meighen Centre as early as possible in the admissions process.

Students currently attending Mount Allison who have been previously identified with a learning disability and who want to access support services should contact the Co-ordinator of the Meighen Centre at (506) 364-2527.


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