A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the… Read More »

Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this… Read More »

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 UNB faculty of law is hosting a public lecture by journalist and author of Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of Struggle, Miles Howe. The lecture, “Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick”, will take place Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Room 2B of Ludlow Hall. Howe will reflect on the 2013 protests against… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of science will host a public lecture by Jeff Blackmer, vice-president medical professionalism of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), entitled “Physician-Assisted Dying”. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall located on the UNB Fredericton campus at 33 Dineen Dr.… Read More »

Increasing temperatures have received much of the focus in climate change research, but how much do we know about the affect of extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods on stream life?  One of the world’s top scientists in this field, Bobbi Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin, is coming to the University of New Brunswick… Read More »

Dr. Sean Cadigan will discuss the aftermath of Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil boom, and the impact of resource extraction in other provinces, at the University of New Brunswick’s 2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture series. “Boom, Bust and Bluster: The Oil Daze of Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada’s ‘Have’ Province” October 16, 5:30 p.m. in Tilley… Read More »

Soprano Jessica McCormack, Head of Voice Studies and an Assistant Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend, will present a lecture and recital ‘Canadian at Heart: A Lecture Recital Featuring the Works of Canadian Composers from Across the Country’ on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John.… Read More »

Dr. Frank Prato will be giving a public lecture at UNB Fredericton on recent MRI breakthroughs on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre.   Professor Prato will present the new “PET/MRI” method and its first results in patients.  This new medical imaging method enables doctors to detect disease earlier, resulting… Read More »

Dr. Michael Goodchild will give a talk at UNB Fredericton about Big Data at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, in Room HC25 in Head Hall. The Big Data phenomenon offers great potential for analysis, gathering of intelligence, and prediction. In Dr. Goodchild’s lecture, How about the Quality of Big (geo)Data?, he will compare Big… Read More »

As part of the 7th Annual Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW), infertility expert, Dr. David Young, will present at UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Organized by Fredericton’s Infertility Support group and sponsored by the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC), Fertility Options in 2013 will take place in Room 53 of… Read More »

The principal researcher for the largest study ever conducted on the impact of preschool education on children will give a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus on Wednesday, May 1. For the past 16 years Dr. Edward Melhuish has followed 4,000 children in the UK and Northern Ireland, matching their… 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 »

On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 261 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, the UNB Fredericton faculty of education is honoured to present the second annual Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice. Guest speaker, Dr. Jeff Orr, will present Educational Leadership for Social Justice. The Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture… Read More »

The department of sociology at UNB Fredericton will host the 2013 Nels Anderson Lecture on Thursday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 303. This year’s guest speaker will be John Myles, emeritus professor of sociology and senior fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Dr. Myles will… Read More »