UNB bans pub crawls, STU considering ban

August 30, 2016

The University of New Brunswick has reportedly announced that it will no longer allow student organizations to coordinate pub crawls. According to VP Academic Shirley Cleave, the reasons for banning pub crawls are typically related to insurance, risk considerations, and other universities no longer permitting pub crawls. “We were one of the last universities turning a blind eye to pub tours,” says Cleave, “so we talked to the students, we worked through an event process and decided that pub tours are far too risky.” UNB Student Union VP of Finance and Operations Grayson Beairsto noted that the student union worked with administration on the ban. St Thomas University Communications Director Jeffrey Carleton has stated that STU will consider a similar ban for its students. CBC