Women’s hockey back at UNB af­ter le­gal fight

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The Univer­sity of New Brunswick women’s var­sity hockey team is set to play its first game Satur­day af­ter be­ing res­ur­rected fol­low­ing a lengthy hu­man rights bat­tle. UNB down­graded its women’s var­sity team to club sta­tus in 2008 cit­ing fund­ing is­sues, but former player Sylvia Doo­ley al­leged the de­ci­sion amounted to dis­crim­i­na­tion on the ba­sis of sex. In 2016, the province’s Labour and Em­ploy­ment Board agreed and or­dered the school to re­verse its de­ci­sion. Doo­ley says Satur­day’s home game in Fred­er­ic­ton against Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity will pro­vide “a pretty sig­nif­i­cant sense of clo­sure.”

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