Chris Hodson, Keynote Speaker Acadians of the St. John River @ Government House, Fredericton
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Chris Hodson, Keynote Speaker Acadians of the St. John River

Acadians of the St. John River speaker series Keynote Lecture by Christopher Hodson
Life On The Edge: A Human History of the Grand Dérangement

(Fredericton, NB – August 18, 2019) – The expulsion of Acadians to international destinations from the Falkland Islands to the Caribbean will be the focus of historian Christopher Hodson’s keynote presentation in the Acadians of the St. John River speaker series.

This FREE event takes place at 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 28 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

Christopher Hodson teaches in the Department of History at Brigham Young University in Utah. His first book, The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. He has published articles on French, colonial, and Atlantic history in French Historical Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early American History, History Compass, and Outre-mers: revue d’histoire.

In his keynote presentation, Hodson argues that the violent expulsion of the Acadians that begin in 1755 triggered profound, permanent changes throughout what are now the Canadian Maritimes. Those tragic events also scattered Acadians to the far corners of an expanding imperial world – from the Falkland Islands to the Caribbean to the landlocked heartland of France and beyond.

This lecture journeys with the Acadians to trace out the contours of that world, and to explore the ways in which the horrors of the grand dérangement transformed its victims on the most intimate scale.

The Acadians of the St. John River speaker series is made possible with a grant from the Open Academy of the Royal Society of Canada as well as the support of the York Sunbury Historical Society and Conférences Alphée-Belliveau, Department of French, University of New Brunswick.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr. Chantal Richard, Guest Curator, Pointe Sainte-Anne Exhibit
University of New Brunswick

Melynda Jarratt, Executive Director,
Fredericton Region Museum

Workshop: Tools and Resources for Promoting Respect in the Workplace @ Delta Fredericton
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Tools and Resources for Promoting Respect in the Workplace

Workplace Violence and Abuse Team, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Conference and Workshop: September 5, 2019

September 2 – 8, 2019 has been declared as Respectful Workplace Week in the Province of New Brunswick.

To highlight this important week, the Workplace Violence and Abuse Team (WVAT) of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research is hosting its 7th annual public presentation series on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Delta Fredericton.

This 1-day conference and workshop is offered as a no-charge public event and will focus on Tools and Resources for Promoting Respect in the Workplace. Presentations and a Reader’s Theatre workshop related to these topics will be facilitated by individuals with expertise related to issues of respect in the workplace and who work and conduct research in professional, legal, union and academic environments.

Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is limited to 120 people and individuals must register to attend the full 1-day conference and workshop before August 27, 2019. To register please call the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at (506) 453-3595.

Public Conference and Workshop Schedule:

8:30 – 8:45 am – Registration & Coffee/Tea

8:45 – 9:00 am – Welcome & Announcements

9:00 – 9:45 am – PRESENTATION

Respecting Process: Practical Tips for Conducting Robust and Fair Complaint Investigations

Amy Gough Farnworth, Director – Labour Relations, New Brunswick Community College

9:45 – 10:30 am – PRESENTATION

Recognizing Incivility: Emails and Actions

Shelley Parker, WVAT Member, Industrial Psychologist, NB Power

10:30 – 11:00 am – Refreshment Break

11:00 – 11:45 am – Building a Respectful Workplace

Tammy Moore, UNIFOR Atlantic Council Executive Member

11:45 am – 12:30 pm – PRESENTATION

Creating the Respectful Workplace Policy and Program at GNB

Myrna Belyea-Tracy, Director of Employee Safety and Wellness, GNB Finance and Treasury Board

Alina Cress, Wellness Specialist, Employee Safety and Wellness, GNB Finance and Treasury Board

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:15 pm – WORKSHOP

Reader’s Theatre

Kelly VanBuskirk, Lawyer and Partner, Lawson Creamer Lawyers

Anil Adisesh, Associate Professor and Division Director of Occupational Medicine, University of Toronto

Sue O’Donnell, WVAT Academic Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick

3:15 – 3:30 pm – Closing and Wrap-up

*Seats fill up quickly so please register as soon as you are able.

**Some slight adjustments may be made to the schedule.

Is Our Forest Really Ours – with Charles Theriault
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Charles Theriault Is Our Forest Really Ours

Hosted by Leap4wards
Mary Oland Theatre

Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick
Charles Theriault is a documentary film-maker living in Kedgewick, NB.
A few years ago he decided to attempt to understand what was happening in the forests of New Brunswick.
Charles interviewed historians, forestry workers, university professors, biologists, politicians, citizens and more during his research.
Please join us for a thought provoking discussion as Charles examines the history and future of a corner stone industry in our province.
Tertulia: John Muise on Rebel & Writer Katherine Mansfield @ Milda's, basement of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Tertulia: John Muise on Rebel & Writer Katherine Mansfield

Hosted by Tertulias
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Milda’s Pizzas & More

Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1M5
Heard of T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound but never heard of Katherine Mansfield? Hear John Muise on why this 20th century writer and thinker was more radical than her more well known contemporaries.

Our next tertulia features John Muise on Katherine Mansfield on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00pm at Milda’s. Called New Zealand’s most famous writer, Katherine Mansfield was a 20th Century writer of short stories in the modernist tradition. John Muise has taught English and creative writing, including at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, for three decades.

What is a tertulia? A tertulia can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or philosophy cafe where participants talk about ideas. Tertulias combine words, music, poetry, art and whatever else speakers want to share.

Our tertulias this winter take place on scheduled Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Milda’s Pizzas in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street. Come early and order delicious pizza or treats made with seasonal local produce and beverages.

Stay tuned for our fall schedule.

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.


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.

Fredericton North Heritage Fair @ Kinsmen Community Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
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Fredericton North Heritage Fair


Saturday, October 19, 2019
Kinsmen Community Centre, 141 School Street, South Devon
9:30am – 3:30pm (Free Admission)
Hosted by Fredericton North Heritage Association

Exhibits / Exhibitors for 2019 (confirmed as of Apr.21):
Black Heritage (Mary Louise McCarthy/Ralph Thomas)
Central New Brunswick Welsh Society (J.Thomas/C.Jewett)
C.H.Fifth Reg’t New Hampshire Volunteers (Lindsay Titus)
Coy’s Bakery (Lyman Coy)
Fredericton Heritage Trust (Ian Robertson)
Fredericton North Heritage Journals (D.Moore/M.McNeil)
Fredericton North Heritage Membership (Anne Trecarten)
Fredericton Region Museum (Melynda Jarratt)
Fredericton Society of St. Andrews (D.Morrison/M.Campbell)
Genealogy (Andrew Gunter)
Irish Canadian Cultural Assoc. of NB (Bruce Driscoll)
Keswick Ridge Historical Society (Anne Hunt)
Kings Landing Historical Settlement (Ruth Murgatroyd)
Lebanese (Reema Youssef)
Marysville Heritage (Terry Arnold)
NB Scottish Cultural Assoc. (Mel Fitton)
Penniac Church Restoration (Sandra Ferris)
Provincial Archives of NB (Heather Lyons)
Queens County Heritage (Bruce Thomson)
Railroad Exhibit (George Crawford)
School Days Museum (Doreen Armstrong)
Sports – Northsiders (Bob Mabie)
St. Mary’s Artist (Patrick Nelson)
The Ville Cooperative (Jeff MacFarlane/Adam Weaver)
Tomlinson Lake & Underground Railroad (Joe Gee)

Spinning (Elizabeth Simms)