Jumping Bean in the QEII

Chartwells President Ross Munro, Jumping Bean CEO Jeff LeDrew and QEll Associate Librarian Susan Cleyle, with members of the Chartwells crew. (photo: MUN)

Local bean roasters Jumping Bean have teamed up with MUN food services contractor Chartwells, and the QEII Library on campus to bring coffee to the bookish masses. Located just inside the main QEII doors, the new kiosk offers a variety of snacks and drinks, as well as Jumping Bean coffee, including a full-range of espresso drinks for those looking for a higher-test kick in the smarty pants.

Chartwells’ PR manager Kathy Salazar says that the inclusion of locally produced Jumping Bean coffee is part of a corporate policy called “Our360,” which considers environmental and social concerns, on top of economic, when deciding what products to carry. This means more local products should be showing up around campus “as supply allows and adherence to health and safety standards can be upheld.” MM


Don’t expect to see sidewalks again until spring

With the first sign of snow comes the first sign of complaining about uncleared sidewalks. Andrew Harvey digs a little deeper and warns not to expect sidewalks until the snow melts in the Spring.

1 December 2011

  1. AngryTeacher · December 1, 2011

    Good for Jumping Bean, but enough of this Chartwells (Compass) horseshit. Tired of watching them feed little kids a ton of crap every day. Thank fuck they’re going on strike.

  2. Gordon Gekko · December 1, 2011

    I really don’t care about another overpriced shop popping up on campus. I think it would be a great idea for the student union to organize a student-run not-for-profit cafeteria. I’ve never understood how other students can afford to eat in the UC every day. I have rent and bills, on a student budget I simply cant afford to pay upwards of 10 bucks for lunch, and I’m sure there are others like me. Look, I have no problem with people making money (as you might have guessed from the username i am using), but I really don’t think it’s unreasonable to have a place on campus where you can get a healthy lunch for under 5 bucks. Nothing fancy, just a simple soup/sandwich meal. The student union should really look into doing something like this, basically consider it an extension of the MUN food bank, have it staffed by volunteers. I would be willing to help out, especially if it meant I would have a place to get a hot lunch at a reasonable price.

    The only problem I can see with this idea is that the business owners, like Chartwells, who have contracts with the university would likely raise holy hell if they had to put up with this sort of competition. Screw em. If I could pay 10 bucks for lunch at the UC restaurants every day I would do so, but I can’t. I’m sick of my brown-bag sandwiches getting smooshed in my bookbag. I think a non-profit cafeteria would be a great idea for the university, and I would be willing to get involved.

  3. Gordon Gekko · December 1, 2011

    Come on. Why was my comment censored?

  4. shooby · December 1, 2011

    I too am tired of the Chartwells monopoly. Affordable healthy food is needed at MUN!

  5. Morgan Murray · December 1, 2011

    Lucky for all y’all MUN is in the throes of re-doing their Campus Food Services Contract, or whatever it is called at this very moment. I am sure they would love to hear from you.

    Along with this, MUN has been chosen as one of 5 schools in Canada to pilot a Campus Food Charter with a Campus Food Strategy Group, which has two paid coordinators doing a lot of great stuff. I am sure they’d love to hear from you too. Here’s a link:

  6. Gabriel · December 1, 2011

    I’ve been to several international universities. They have a full meal (main dish, side salad, fruit, drink) for under CA$ 5. It’s no miracle, BUT you need an administration that favors students’ pockets instead of big business pockets’. That my son “is the right question”….