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Hazing a major problem in Atlantic Canada

UNB researcher finds majority of university athletes hazed using alcohol

The majority of university athletes in Atlantic Canada are subjected to hazing rituals, according to a researcher at the University of New Brunswick. Over the past four years, graduate student Ryan Hamilton interviewed 300 athletes at seven universities. He found that nearly all of them had been hazed, and usually when alcohol is involved. “Sixty-five per cent of athletes competing in the [Atlantic University Sports], at least according my study, have been hazed using alcohol,” he said. In December, the men’s volleyball team at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick was suspended after rookie Andrew Bartlet was found dead after attending a hazing event.

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