Global Week of Action on the Climate Crisis — Students for Fossil Fuel Divestment @ Room 120 Marshall D'Avery Hall (UNB)
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Global Week of Action on the Climate Crisis — Students for Fossil Fuel Divestment

September 24, 2019
Global Week of Action on the Climate Crisis -- Students for Fossil Fuel Divestment


12:00 PM
120 Marshall D’Avery Hall (UNB)

During our Voices for the Environment Week, RAVEN and our research partner the NB Media Co-op invite you to the Tuesday, Sept 24 event: discussion with the UNB and STU students leading the campaigns for fossil fuel divestment at each of the universities.

Join UNB student Rachel Bensler and STU student Hannah Moore at noon in room 120 of Marshall D’Avery Hall (UNB Education Building, 10 Mackay Dr.) It’s the big room inside the main entrance across from the cafeteria.

Don’tCutOurFuture – STUSU Mobilizes @ New Brunswick Legislative Building
Sep 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
New Brunswick Legislative Building

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Join the St. Thomas Students’ Union in partnership with the New Brunswick Student Alliance and other student unions across New Brunswick as we tell the Government of New Brunswick #Don‘tCutOurFuture. Our rally will be held at the legislative building in Downtown Fredericton on September 26th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Our asks are simple:
We need a new debt relief program.
We need more investment in upfront, non-repayable needs-based grants to make education accessible to everyone.
And no more cuts to our future!

Share how the cuts to financial aid has affected you here:

Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism Features Emily Bell, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism @ Kinsella Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism Features Emily Bell, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism Features Emily Bell, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

When: September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Where: Kinsella Auditorium, STU

Leading commentator and digital journalism strategist Emily Bell will deliver this year’s Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.  The lecture will be recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio’s Ideas.

Bell’s career as a journalist began with Big Farm Weekly in 1987, a position she held for one year before moving on to Campaign, a publication on media and advertising. In 1990, Bell joined The Observer as a business reporter and was later named business editor. The majority of her career was spent at Guardian News and Media in London working as an award-winning writer and editor both in print and online. As editor-in-chief across The Guardian websites and director of digital content for Guardian News and Media, Bell led the web team in pioneering live blogging, multimedia formats, data and social media, and made The Guardian a recognized pioneer in the field.

She is currently a professor of professional practice at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is the founding director of Columbia’s Tow Centre for Digital Journalism. The Tow Center has rapidly built an international reputation for research into the intersection of technology and journalism. She is a member of Columbia Journalism Review’s board of overseers and has served as chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on social media.

Bell is co-author of Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present (2012) and co-editor of Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (2017). She delivered the Reuters Memorial Lecture in 2014, the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture in 2015, and was the 2016 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media at the University of Cambridge.

Follow her on Twitter: @EmilyBell

The Women Resisting Extractivism @ Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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The Women Resisting Extractivism

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda, St. Thomas University
The Women Resisting Extractivism and Bridging the Scholar-Activist Divide

When: Friday, Sept. 27 at 2:00pm
Where: Brian Mulroney Hall Rotunda, 3rd Floor, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Unceded Wolastoqey Territory

Resource extraction – including open-pit mines, mountain top coal removal, gas storage in salt caverns, fracking for shale gas, massive tailings dams and the dumping of mine waste into natural fish-bearing water bodies – is facing fierce resistance right here on unceded Wabanaki territory and across the world. Rural and Indigenous women are among those occupying the front lines of resistance movements against resource extraction. The women defending their land and livelihoods do so while facing gender-based violence.

Hear from scholar-activists on the latest struggles against resource extraction on Turtle Island and beyond. How can scholars contribute to a more just world in the face of runaway resource extraction and climate change? What is the potential for a decolonial feminist praxis?


Ramona Nicholas, Wolastoqey grandmother, UNB Elder-in-Residence and Knowledge Keeper, PhD Candidate and MiningWatch Canada board member, on the struggle to protect Wolastoqey territory from the Sisson mine project.

Sherry Pictou, Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk, Professor of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, on Indigenous feminist resistance to resource extraction.

Shannon Bell, Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech and author of Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, and Fighting King Coal on the women resisting coal in Appalachia.

Chair: Tracy Glynn, Instructor, St. Thomas University and University of New Brunswick, doctoral researcher with RAVEN and MiningWatch Canada board member.

With a photovoice exhibition and refreshments. All welcome.

Organized by RAVEN Rural Action & Voices for the Environment.

Supported by: NB Media Co-op, Peace and Friendship Alliance, MiningWatch Canada, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network- BTS, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Canada Research Chair in Global & International Studies, STU’s Environment & Society Program and UNB’s International Development Studies Program.


Book Launch: “Lived in a Tent” with Fiona Williams & Stephen Harris @ Symthe Street Church
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hello Friends,
I wrote a book – for real! I hope you can join me, and the subject of my book – my friend Stephen Harris, on September 28th, at 3pm, at Smythe Street Church for the book launch.
The book sells for $15.00, and we’ll have lots of copies at the launch. I’m also happy to deliver within Fredericton, or pop it in the mail (shipping costs will apply).
“Lived in a Tent: When I Was A Dangerous Criminal” is a biography, and at times reads stranger than fiction.
Thanks, Fiona
Family Art Day / Journée d’art pour la famille in Fredericton @ Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Family Art Day / Journée d’art pour la famille

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

703 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C4

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers FREE admission and programs to visitors of all ages on the last Sunday of each month from 12 pm to 5 pm!

Family Art Day: Sept 29, 2019 – 60th anniversary celebrations!

Guided tours:
1-2pm English
2-3pm French
(please meet at the Welcome Desk beside the elevators)

Free activities:
12-5pm RBC Learning Centre
Plant painting with Shinaid McGillivray

60 cheers for 60 years! Explore your inner naturalist by painting using a bouquet of local plants from the Gallery’s surrounding land. The Wolastoq River nourishes the land all around us. Discover the plants and create paintings with your plant-brush!

12-5pm Front steps (In case of rain – Orientation gallery)
#BAG60 Anniversary art activity

This year, for the Gallery’s 60th anniversary, we’re celebrating the last 60 years, and the 60 yet to come! Stop by our art cart and help us imagine what the Gallery will look like 60 years from now (in 2079) by drawing your predictions!
And while you’re here, find out more about what’s happening this fall for our anniversary – including a vintage-themed Gala in October.

12pm-5pm Education Room
Postcard Paintings with Brittany Schuler

Create your masterpiece inspired by the collection! Use the gilded postcards to paint in the style of Krieghoff, Turner, or Dali!

Brittany Schuler is a landscape artist living and working in Fredericton, N.B. She studied Fine Arts and French Studies at Mount Allison University. Her work is greatly inspired by her travels as well as the beautiful back woods of New Brunswick.

12pm-5pm Jean E. Irving River Gallery
Create shadow puppets inspired by characters in the art works! Use papers and stickers to assemble your puppet on a stick and create your own story to perform.

12pm-5pm Gallery-Wide sketching!
Please try out our drawing stations throughout the gallery. Create portraits, landscapes, and abstracts with colour pencils.


3pm-3:10pm Elizabeth A Currie Gallery on the Green
Meatball the Cat – A Shadow Adventure
Co-Created by Solo Chicken Productions & Grey Rabbit Theatre Co. Performed by Dustyn Forbes and Naomi McGowan.

Join our hero Meatball the Cat as they wake up to a beautiful morning in Fredericton and head out for an adventure full of beautiful trees, new friends, and epic views! This whimsical little shadow puppetry show was created in July 2019 when Solo Chicken & Grey Rabbit were Fredericton Arts Alliance Artists in Residence in the Barracks. The play is based on poetry written by young Fredericton artists under the tutelage of Poet Laurate Jenna Lyn Albert at The Fredericton Public Library. Artists Laura-Beth Bird, Kira Chisholm, Dustyn Forbes and Naomi McGowan created the work! (Approx. 7 Minutes)

3:30pm-4pm Elizabeth A Currie Gallery on the Green

Tutta Musica

100 Debates on the Environment – Fredericton
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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100 Debates on the Environment – Fredericton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
University of New Brunswick

McKay Dr 20, Fredericton, New Brunswick
100 Debates on the Environment – Fredericton

100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada on October 3rd.

Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights at STU @ Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Award-Winning Author Marina Nemat to Deliver Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights

October 3, 2019
Award-Winning Author Marina Nemat to Deliver Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights


Award-winning author Marina Nemat will deliver the Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University.

In her talk “Who is the Enemy?,” she will speak about her arrest, torture, and imprisonment in Iran when she was a teenage prisoner of conscience.

“From that personal story, I will draw general conclusions regarding how easy it is to justify violence against perceived enemies within or outside our borders. I will also speak about the dangers of resorting to violence to solve problems and will explain how we need to learn from the past to make “never again” a reality,” Nemat said.

“Racism and extreme nationalism are on the rise worldwide. In order to prevent more massacres and loss of life, we need to learn from the past by creating practical principals that will protect our humanity and would not allow wrongs to mascaraed are rights. This might sound complicated, but it is not.”

Marina Nemat was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since.


Her memoir of her life in Iran, Prisoner of Tehran, was published in Canada by Penguin Canada in 2007, has been published in 28 other countries, and has been an international bestseller.


In 2007, Marina received the inaugural Human Dignity Award from the European Parliament and, in 2008, the prestigious Grinzane Prize in Italy. She was the recipient of the Morris Abram Human Rights Award from UN Watch in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2014. In 2008/2009, she was an Aurea Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she wrote her second book, After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed, published in 2010.


Marina sits on the Board of Directors at the CCVT (Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture) and Vigdis, a Norwegian charitable organization that provides legal and other forms of assistance to female political prisoners around the world. In addition, she is the chair of the Writers in Exile Committee at PEN Canada, a member of the International Council of the Oslo Freedom Forum, and has been a volunteer at her church’s Refugee Committee since 2010.


She has a Certificate in Creative Writing from the School of Continuing Studies at University of Toronto and currently teaches memoir writing at the SCS. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at the School. Occasionally, she writes book reviews and opinion pieces for the Globe and Mail and other publications.


About Dr. Bernie Vigod

Dr. Bernie Vigod was a lifelong advocate of human rights. An outstanding teacher and scholar, he was a professor of History at the University of New Brunswick as well as Associate Dean of University’s School of Graduate Studies at the time of his death in 1988. Dr. Vigod served the cause of human rights with distinction. He spoke and published extensively on human rights issues. Dr. Vigod also acted as an advisor to public officials on human rights issues and took a leading role in organizations dedicated to promoting human rights. This lecture series is dedicated to his memory and features distinguished speakers on a wide range of human rights issues.

Sisters Standing Together Healing Walk & Vigil @ Fredericton City Hall
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Sisters Standing Together Healing Walk & Vigil

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Fredericton City Hall

Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1B5
The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaborative between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit (WSIS) Campaign and UNB – MWC’s Red Shawl Campaign (RSC), which is devoted to bringing awareness to the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA in Canada.
In previous years, these campaigns were organized as separate, but mutually supportive, endeavours. Now our aim is to increase public education and commemoration. Join us as both of these
campaigns work together in sharing the same message as we have united to show solidarity.

We invite you to meet us at Fredericton City Hall and join us as we walk in solidarity to the legislature building. A vigil to honour the lives and legacies of our stolen sisters will follow.

Creamer Lecture – “Don’t Fall for it: Falls can be prevented” @ Kinsella Auditorium
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Creamer Lecture – “Don’t Fall for it: Falls can be prevented” by Dr. Dennis Caine, University of North Dakota

October 7, 2019
Creamer Lecture – “Don’t Fall for it: Falls can be prevented” by Dr. Dennis Caine, University of North Dakota

4:00 PM

Kinsella Auditorium

This year’s Creamer Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Dennis Caine, Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology and Public Health at the University of North Dakota. The lecture, “Don’t fall for it: Falls can be prevented” will be held in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall on Monday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 pm. Dr. Caine will discuss fall risk and prevention in older adults.

Dr. Caine has a PhD in Lifespan Motor Development and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Oregon. His research interests include injury epidemiology, effects of injury on growth and aging, and resistance training in older adults. He has published eight co-edited books, more than 80 articles/chapters, and served as guest editor on international journals. He is currently co-editor of the book series Medicine and Sport Science and has served on editorial boards for the British Journal of Sports MedicineClinical Journal of Sport Medicine, and Research in Sports Medicine.

He has taught courses on physical activity and aging, physical activity epidemiology, and lifespan motor development at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He also initiated the development of a Gerontology Certificate Program at Western Washington University and a B.Sc. in Public Health Education at the University of North Dakota.