The Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture for the 2014-15 theme, Re-Imagining the Internet. The lecture, entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm in the… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on… Read More »

The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics… Read More »

The relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth will be addressed by Leslie Malone, Canada program director for Environment Northeast, as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Ms. Malone will present her talk, entitled Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth at both UNB campuses: on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30… Read More »

Thomas Homer-Dixon, best-selling author and leading Canadian thinker, will be the featured speaker at the next Andrews Initiative Year of Energy and the Environment event. Dr. Homer-Dixon will speak on “The Coming Energy Transition: Shock, Innovation and Resilience” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, at the University of New… Read More »

As part of the annual Hynes Memorial Lecture series, David Schindler, Kilam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta; and founder of the Experimental Lakes Area, will come to UNB to talk about the oil sands. Two lectures will be presented in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute on Nov. 15 and 16: The Oil… Read More »

Water is the essence of life on our planet. The health of the world’s ecosystems depends on it. This summer we experienced near record drought conditions in many parts of the world. Most of the planet is water but it seems scarcer than ever. Yet, Canada and New Brunswick are awash with water…aren’t we? We… Read More »

When it comes to the age-old conflict between science and religion, Darwinism and creationism, at least one expert in the field would like to see Americans handle their differences more like Canadians do.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not the Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick.  Aimed at turning this adage on its ear, the Andrews Initiative will offer an “intellectual journey” for Baby Boomers nearing or in retirement. John McLaughlin, president emeritus of UNB, chairs a small steering committee… Read More »