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Cameron Hall is the most historic residence at StFX. Comprised of an all-female residence, TNT, and two all-male residences, MacPherson and MacDonald, Cameron Hall has been an integral part of the StFX community since it opened in 1945. Situated on University Avenue by Morrison Hall and across from MacKinnon Hall, it is part of one of the liveliest areas on campus. The building’s location in lower campus makes it a convenient place to live on campus, although there are many other things that makes Cameron Hall a great choice for residence. Residents in Cameron Hall share their house spirit with the rest of StFX, and they look forward to house customs and events that make their residences unique. If you have been assigned a room in Cameron Hall next year, make sure to join the residence Facebook group! Cameron Hall 2017-2018
Hello Baby Tigs and welcome to the reigning back-to-back House of the Year, TNT! The house contains close to 90 girls, and students who have the chance to live here get to have 90 new sisters! TNT is made up of two sides, Tompkins and Thompson, but they are united as one house. As one of three houses in Cameron Hall, TNT is located between MacPherson and MacDonald, whose residents will soon become some of your closest friends. Known as the Tigers, TNT residents are fiercely proud of their mascot, Tiger Tom, and love any opportunity to wear their house colours, purple and orange. You will especially need lots of purple and orange apparel in January for the House Hockey Cup game known around campus as TNT/Chillis. TNT shares a friendly rivalry with their neighbours across the street, the Chillis Chicks.
As the only two all-female residences on campus, this rivalry brings both houses together throughout the year for positive events such as pumpkin carving at Halloween. Residents in TNT show their Tiger spirit at events during Orientation Week, and at one of the most unique events at StFX, the TNT Haunted House. Organized every October as one of the biggest charity events on campus, residents transform Cameron Hall into a haunted house that brave students enter at their own risk. While residents are often divided as to who they will cheer for in the Cam Hall Cup between MacPherson and MacDonald, all residents come together to celebrate their love of TNT at the end of year event called Pail and Shovel. Whether you are entering your first year in TNT or are returning as a second year, you’ll be excited to meet new friends and start the best year of your life! Peace, love, TIGS!!!
MacPherson House is a residence built on positive rivalries, an inclusive atmosphere, an extremely welcoming feeling and a strong sense of pride. Located on the east side of Cam Hall, “MP” has an advantage of being the closest residence to Morrison Hall, also known as Meal Hall. The house is made up of a close group of guys who are lucky enough to build friendships that will last for a lifetime. MacPherson House is unique because it is a smaller residence with a rich history that current and former residents share. With MacPherson being a primarily double room residence, it offers a lot of social opportunities and a chance to bond with the guys. MacPherson House is unique because it is a smaller residence with a rich history that current and former residents share.
Showing their house spirit by donning their house colour of green, residents in MP bond over their love of hockey and anticipate one of the biggest events of the year in the House Hockey Cup tournament known as TriMac. Facing off against the other two all-male residences, MacPherson especially envies the chance to come out on top in the Cam Hall Cup against MacDonald House. While they share a fierce rivalry with MD, the two houses often come together in their shared love of Cameron Hall, especially to cheer on TNT in their House Hockey Cup. All in all, MacPherson house is an extremely chill place to be on campus and it provides its residents with the experience that is unparalleled and unforgettable.
Located on the west side of Cam Hall is the unique and spirited MacDonald House, known throughout StFX as “MD”. While the physical appearance is far from being as glamorous as newer residences, the history and the community aspect of MacDonald make it an amazing house that incoming and future students want to be a part of. The friendships made between current and former residents, as well as the inclusive environment, create a residence experience that remains with Highlanders long after they leave StFX. As one of the smallest houses, MacDonald is a residence where all house members feel welcome and there is always an opportunity to spend time together.
Residents in MacDonald show their house spirit by wearing their house colours, red and black. MD is one of the most spirited residences during Orientation Week, and the house spirit continues throughout the year. The most anticipated event of the year is the House Hockey Cup tournament, Tri-Mac, or more specifically, the Cam Hall Cup. The infamous friendly battle between Cam Hall’s two male residences, MacDonald and MacPherson, comes temporarily to an end after one hockey game in March. All bragging rights and pride for a full year is determined through this game. Whether you’re a fan of hockey or not, it doesn’t matter. All school year the hype builds and everyone gets excited for the big game. Although Tri-Mac is only one of the many fantastic traditions of MacDonald, it is definitely the biggest within the residence.
Key Figures in Residence
Hall Director: The Hall Director position is filled by an upper year student who works with Residence Life to provide leadership to students in residence. The HDs work with Residence Life Coordinators to oversee the Residence Life teams in each residence building. Through programming, supporting peers, and promoting the Community Code, Hall Directors play an important role in creating a positive living experience within the residence community.
This year’s HD for MacKinnon Hall is Clancy McDaniel!
Community Advisors: CAs, formerly known as Resident Assistants, live and work in all residences at StFX. With training provided by Residence Life, CAs are able to ensure that there is a safe and positive environment for all residents in the building. With daily interactions and availability, CAs provide residents with resources, information and assistance to ensure personal well-being in residence.
House President: The House President of each residence is a second year returning student. Working under the VP Residence Affairs in the Students’ Union, the House President provides leadership to residents by planning events, organizing initiatives such as fundraising, promoting house spirit, and holding house meetings for all residents.
Since Cameron Hall has 3 different houses, that means three different HPs and three different VPs. This years HPs include:
Sam Bardwell – TNT
Lucas Donovan – MacPherson
Jonah Williams – MacDonald
Vice President: The House Vice President assists the House President as house leaders, providing a positive experience in residence through house events, house spirit, and other ways of connecting with residents. The House President and Vice President work frequently on campus initiatives with other residence leaders and Students’ Union figures.
This year’s VPs are:
Abi Kyte – TNT
Kyle McDonald – MacPherson
Colin MacDonald – MacDonald
House Council: Students living in each residence have the opportunity to become a member on their residence’s house council. As a house council rep, residents will get to become more involved in their house’s affairs and make decisions in their area of focus. House council positions include activities rep, finance rep, health and wellness rep, communications rep, charity rep, equity and sustainability rep, and house spirit rep.