Violence against women remains a widespread and persistent social problem in New Brunswick, impacting women and girls from all racial backgrounds, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and social locations. Significant progress has been made in responding to and raising awareness about intimate partner violence, but there is much work to be… 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 »

On Wednesday, May 15, at 8 a.m. at the Fredericton Crown Plaza there will be a breakfast and information session to announce the launch of a new set of tools that have been developed to assist victims/survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). These tools were created through the project Empowering Women Victims of Intimate Partner… Read More »

The next lecture in the University of New Brunswick’s Ideas that Matter Speaker Series will address the role of religious leaders and faith communities in helping abusive religious men become accountable for their actions. Nancy Nason-Clark, professor and chair of sociology at UNB Fredericton will present Holy Hush or Shattered Silence?  Religion as Part of… Read More »

Dr. Diane F. Halpern, McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will present this year’s annual Pacey Lecture on Wednesday, March 20, in Fredericton and Thursday, March 21, in Saint John.  She will present “Juggling Work & Family: What Women Leaders Can Teach Us”.  Both lectures will take place at… Read More »

Dec. 6 has been the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women since the murder of 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989. Every year Canadians take time not only to remember the women who died on this day because of their gender but also to rededicate… Read More »