We’re just passed the two-week mark at SHAD MUN and we are still as excited as we were day one, albeit slightly more sleep-deprived. This morning started off with an optional trip to the university’s swimming pools or fitness centre. Those of us that value sleep over achieving a summer bod met up with the morning enthusiasts at breakfast, which was delicious as always. We then trudged over to the Bruneau Centre, where Rebecca Rathbone from Development and Peace taught us about energy sovereignty in the Global South and how issues surrounding it are often quite complex.
Afterwards a professor from Memorial University came to chat with us about Newfoundland language and the nuances that define this unique dialect. The lectures were followed by a few SHAD Speaks, one of which was a long joke that ended in a pun, a definite crowd favourite. Lunch was followed by seminars on topics such as medical ethics in the field of genetic testing and tips on public speaking. One group even got to tour some of St. John’s botanical gardens. Regardless of where everyone ended up, I have not heard a single complaint about the afternoon, besides the uncharacteristic heat and stifling humidity that’s been hanging around for the past few days.
You will all be happy to know that the Squat Challenge is alive and well at MUN; Evan went as far as multi-tasking by doing his daily squats and playing the fife in the middle of a soccer game during today’s “Rec”.
To combat the heat, SHADs happily chowed down on some freezies before heading to dinner.
SHAD MUN wrapped up with a food drive – what a wonderful way to give back to the community. We had so much fun taking part in this annual tradition and can not wait to see what shenanigans will confront us tomorrow.