In her fifth book, New Brunswick historian and University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna Melynda Jarratt (BA’86, MA’95) provides a window into the world of the Canadian Forestry Corps through the eyes of her grandfather, Blackville-born Pat Hennessy. Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 is the 23rd volume… Read More »

Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, will have a number of events this month and next for Truth and Honour, his new book on the high-profile murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of the slain executive’s son, Dennis Oland. The first will… Read More »

A new national project has put a face to Canada’s veterans of the World Wars – and brought those faces to Canadian streets. The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick received a contribution from the federal government last year to commemorate the World Wars through their… Read More »

The Bank of Canada is looking for a new face to display on a bank note, and it’s relying on the expertise of one UNB professor. Margaret Conrad, professor emerita at UNB, is one of seven on an advisory panel tasked with choosing five to seven women who could be on a newly designed Canadian… Read More »

Greg Marquis, professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at UNB Saint John, has published a book on the history of policing in Canada entitled The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Fernwood Publishing, 2016). In The Vigilant Eye, Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history… Read More »

The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB is pleased to announce the 2015 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 9, in Toronto. The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944, the lecture will be given by Terry Copp,… Read More »

Dr. Will C. van den Hoonaard’s newest book, Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography (Wilfred Laurier University Press) was recently the subject for an interview by the National Geographic.   Dr. van den Hoonaard’s other research interests include research ethics, for which he was presented with an Award for Lifetime Achievement at the… Read More »

On September 11, 2013, Canadian historian and University of New Brunswick Professor David Frank presented Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy with copies of his recently published book, Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. Dr. Frank’s book was recently reviewed by Lori Gallagher of The Daily Gleaner. The New… Read More »

A bilingual and interdisciplinary team from three New Brunswick universities has launched a research project to examine the roots of bilingualism in the province. The project, under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Chantal Richard from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), brings together academics from the departments of history and French at l’Université de… Read More »

Dr. Nicholas Tracy’s book, A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy (McGill-Queens UP, 2012), has won this year’s John Lyman Book Award in Canadian naval and maritime history. Dr. Tracy is an adjunct professor in UNB’s department of history and an associate at the Gregg Centre for the Study of… Read More »

It’s 7:00 a.m. The sun is up and you are getting ready for your day at the “dig” at UNB. You quickly grab your gear and head for ‘class’. You’re eager to get started on the day’s activities with the other students under the expertise of UNB instructors; eager to see what other mysteries lay… Read More »

The latest in environmental history from Atlantic Canada is now available from UNB’s regional history publisher, Acadiensis Press. Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada is an original exploration of the relationship between people and the environment in Atlantic Canada, from the native-settler interactions of the 17th century to the present-day challenges of resource… Read More »

Ten-day experience has big impact on classrooms across Canada Seventeen teachers from across Canada will never teach about the First and Second World Wars the same again. The teachers and prospective teachers, ranging from St. John’s to Winnipeg, were part of the Cleghorn War and Memory Study tour of France and Belgium in July delivered… Read More »

What will Canadians make of the great wars of the 20th century when all the veterans are gone? That’s the question J. Marc Milner, director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, will answer during this fall’s inaugural Eaton Lecture. Dr. Milner’s inaugural talk, entitled… Read More »

If Canada’s history suggests that it is one of the most peaceful, well ordered, uneventful countries in a troubled world, then why have Canadian governments been so fearful of enemies within? That’s the question that the University of New Brunswick’s Greg Kealey will answer at the upcoming Ideas That Matter lecture on Sept. 26. “Since… Read More »