All posts in New Brunswick

  • The Bethel Nursing Home Strike in 1981-82
    March 31, 2019, by David Frank

    Nursing home workers in New Brunswick fought long and hard to win the right to negotiate their wages and working conditions. They also forced the province to ensure better standards […]

  • Anti-69: Is Canada really a “Just Society”?
    March 29, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    1969. Those who were there remember an exciting time. Pierre Elliot Trudeau (PET) had become leader of his party two years earlier. His leadership acceptance speech echoed his campaign theme: […]

  • Lessons for research with Indigenous peoples
    March 29, 2019, by Kim Reeder

    Whatever space we are in, personal or professional, how can we actively honour the traditional knowledges and ways of being of Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq nations? Jen Rowett, host of a […]

  • Nursing home residents deserve quality care
    March 26, 2019, by Cecile Cassista

    The government is the main funder for Community Nursing Homes in New Brunswick. So, what purpose or role does the Nursing Home Association serve? The need for the government to […]

  • Maritimes slaves’ lives matter(ed)
    March 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A Vermont-based researcher recreates Maritimes slaves’ lives from archival materials he uncovers. Harvey Amani Whitfield gave the lecture “Slave Lives Matter: Putting Biography at the Centre of Atlantic Canadian Slavery […]

  • Daniel Dale on journalistic truth in the Trump era
    March 24, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    According to a seasoned journalist, reporters need to be interrupting the transmission of false claims and lies to peel people away from propaganda. The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism on […]

  • Wolastoq: a beautiful and bountiful teacher
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley and Brian Beaton

    When David Perley, Director of the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, speaks about Wolastoq (“beautiful and bountiful river”) he is able to share first-hand knowledge and experiences about the importance of this […]

  • Wolastoq: a healthy river is necessary for survival [video]
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley, Shanthi Bell, Tracy Glynn and Susan O'Donnell

    In this short video, David Perley, RAVEN collaborator and Director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, talks about why a healthy river is necessary for survival. This video […]

  • Nursing home workers rally for fair wages on budget day
    March 20, 2019, by Norm Knight

    Several hundred members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) held a “Rally for Fair Wages” in front of the provincial Legislature on March 19. The rally, also attended […]

  • “How short are we today?”: Nursing home workers
    March 16, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    What do most workers do when arriving at work each morning? What is “normal” discussion in offices and workplaces? Different workers attending a rally March 15 in Fredericton to support […]

  • Fredericton youth rally for climate action
    March 16, 2019, by Gerry McAlister

    An enthusiastic and colorful crowd of several hundred gathered outside the provincial legislature in Fredericton on March 15 to protest against the government’s inaction on climate change. Despite the pouring […]

  • Authors share New Brunswickers’ love of trees [video]
    March 15, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    David Palmer and Tracy Glynn share their experiences writing The Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd Edition. This edition of the book compiles facts about all of New Brunswick’s 32 […]

  • Nursing home workers protest for fair wage
    March 12, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Nursing home workers from all over New Brunswick protested for fair wages March 11 and 12. Wages for employees in nursing home range from $18 to $25 per hour and […]

  • Clear the air: carbon tax panel in Sackville
    February 13, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    A panel on Feb. 11 agreed that carbon pricing is a good first step to addressing the climate change crisis before all of us. The “Clearing the Air” panel at […]

  • Pink Lobster Festival promises fantastic films
    February 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    The NB Media Co-op sat down to talk to Ty Giffin, a production assistant with Frictive Projects which runs the Pink Lobster Festival as well as other film festivals and […]

  • Rebuilding Our Red Nation
    January 31, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom – (morningstar burning) - Ron Tremblay Wolastoqew Grand Chief

    Let’s rebuild our Red Nation And stop thinking a Reservation is a Nation Labeling our Rez as 1st Nation Is in reality a false decoration Placing our people in complication […]

  • STU’s history of “Indigenization”
    January 28, 2019, by Naomi Gullison

    Despite the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey flags flying at the foot of the campus, St. Thomas University (STU) has a decade-long track record of keeping its Native Studies Department underfunded and […]

  • “Shake until you wake!” Wabanaki Unity Gathering
    January 28, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    Indigenous women made their voices heard throughout the Gathering to Unify Wabanaki Peoples & Non-Indigenous Allies hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council on unceded Wolastoqey Homeland at the St. Thomas […]

  • Let’s dance together into a green economy across New Brunswick
    January 21, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Celebrating New Brunswick’s innovative spirit is one purpose of a new cellphone music video competition seeking creative music, lyrics and video material from local musicians, songwriters and video producers. Everyone […]

  • Women’s March participants take NB’s streets
    January 20, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Hundreds of women and allies heeded to the call of the Women’s March on January 19, 2019 in Fredericton and Saint John to call for their rights despite the frigid […]

  • Women’s March Fredericton takes a stand for equality
    January 20, 2019, by NB Coalition for Pay Equity

    More than 100 participants took to the streets for the 3rd Annual Women’s March in downtown Fredericton on Saturday to raise their voices in support of gender equality in New […]

  • Interest rate hike pause, workers’ wages stagnant
    January 17, 2019, by Daniel Legere and Angella MacEwan

    The Bank of Canada paused increases to their benchmark interest rate this week, partly because consumption spending and housing investment have been weaker than they expected. But it’s not surprising […]

  • UNB professor reveals the hidden curriculum
    January 16, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Education was “a tool for social transformation and community survival” for many women educators of colour. An enthusiastic group of one hundred people attended a lecture by Dr. Funké Aladejebi […]

  • 2021 Francophonie Games: On the importance of diplomacy
    January 16, 2019, by Robert Melanson

    Since the news broke last December of the skyrocketing costs of the 2021 Francophonie Games, many articles and thought-provoking musings on the feasibility of the Games have been published in […]

  • Living the good life in rural New Brunswick
    January 12, 2019, by Tracy Glynn

    Taymouth shares many of the struggles faced by rural communities in New Brunswick but newcomers choosing to make their home in its rolling hills are part of a different, more […]

  • Mt. A student Tina Oh on her climate activism [video]
    January 3, 2019, by Brower Youth Awards

    Tina is a 21 year old from rural New Brunswick, Canada who is a divestment organizer in a nationally-recognized, student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign at Mount Allison University. She is […]

  • Postal workers confront Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey
    December 19, 2018, by Norm Knight

    On Monday, December 17, a group of postal workers and community allies confronted federal Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, with questions about legislation which has taken away their […]

  • Montreal Massacre more relevant than ever
    December 7, 2018, by Maggie Forsythe

    Editor’s Note: A version of this text was originally given as a keynote speech by Maggie Forsythe during the UNB Day of Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the UNB Diversity in Engineering […]

  • Mr. Higgs’ “Frack Earth Society”
    December 2, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    The “Flat Earth Society” was founded tongue-in-cheek in New Brunswick by the renowned philosopher Dr. Leo Ferrari of St. Thomas University, and our beloved poet Alden Nowlan. It is reassuring […]