Fredericton Faculty of Arts

Dr. Gary Waite receives inaugural research excellence award

Tabatha Armstrong

Posted: December 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Spotlight , Research , Faculty , Arts , Departmental


Dr. Gary Waite, Professor of History, received the inaugural University of New Brunswick Award for Excellence in Research at UNB’s 64th Convocation held October 18th, 2018.This new award promotes and celebrates intellectual inquiry and discovery. Initiated by a gift from Dr. Friedrich (Fritz) Grein, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, the UNB Award for Excellence in Research honours faculty for their “outstanding research, scholarly, or creative achievements at the University of New...

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UNB well represented at 2018 Silver Wave Film Festival

Ty Giffin

Posted: November 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student , Arts , Events , Other , Faculty


On Monday, November 26, 2018, Frictive Pictures held a one-time screening of a selection of films by UNB students and alumni that had previously screened at the Silver Wave Film Festival. UNB Faculty of Arts students and alumni made up a huge part of the festival this year. That is truly a testament to the amazing talent and incredible achievement of our students and alumni. The Centre Communautaire Sainte Anne’s theatre was packed with audience members for the three NB shorts...

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Dr. Anna Hamling attends Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto

Tabatha Armstrong

Posted: November 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Arts , Spotlight , Departmental , Faculty


Dr. Anna Hamling, faculty member in Culture and Media Studies, spent seven days at the Parliament of the World's Religions assembly in Toronto (2-8 November, 2018) where she moderated sessions, participated in fascinating lectures on different religious traditions and joined in various ceremonies of Indigenous peoples. The assembly brought together over 8000 participants from 52 countries. It is the largest event in the world where people gather to talk about strategies to achieve peace in...

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Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Faculty of Arts Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Fredericton Arts

Posted: May 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Other , News , Faculty


We would like to congratulate the 2018 winners of the Faculty of Arts Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Neil Cole (Contract Academic Instructor award) and Dr. David Hofmann (full-time faculty award). The Faculty of Arts recognizes and encourages teaching excellence among its full-time faculty members and Contract Academic Instructors by presenting “The Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching, for Full-Time Faculty Members” and “The Faculty of Arts Award for...

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Dr. Sabine LeBel joins the Department of Culture and Media Studies

Fredericton Arts

Posted: May 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Faculty


The Faculty of Arts and the Department of Culture and Media Studies congratulate Dr. Sabine LeBel on her new appointment as an Assistant Professor in Culture and Media Studies. Dr. LeBel was born in Montréal and is joining us from Toronto, where she completed her PhD. She received her PhD from York & Ryerson University’s Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture. Dr. LeBel's main research interests are: environmental media studies, with a focus on materiality and waste;...

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Celebrating an Outstanding Career An Interview with Dr Nancy Nason-Clark

Fredericton Arts

Posted: October 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Spotlight , Faculty , Other


After 30+ years at UNB, Professor of Sociology Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark will be leaving us for new adventures. Nancy graciously agreed to share some memories and insights from her amazing career. She has also promised to share a few funny stories at her retirement event on October 20th from 5-7pm in the Alumni Memorial Building. Take a moment to learn more about Dr. Nason-Clark as we celebrate her many contributions to our campus and community. Where did your university career begin? Why did you...

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Meet Chad Comeau - Media Artist in Residence

Fredericton Arts

Posted: December 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: News , Other , Arts , Faculty , Departmental


Chad Comeau, Culture and Media Studies, Media Artist in Residence Where are you from? "I'm from an Acadian village in southwest Nova-Scotia, but I've been in New Brunswick for 7 years, and in Fredericton for three." Tell us a bit about your creative interests. "I am mainly interested in the expressive potential of digital games. I like creating games about certain realities or communities (Acadian games, LGBTQ+ game, stuttering game) that leverage the unique properties of interactive games...

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A Big Welcome to Dr Nikki Scheerer

Fredericton Arts

Posted: November 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty , Departmental , Arts , Spotlight


Join us in welcoming Dr. Nichole (Nikki) Scheerer! Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Dr. Scheerer is joining our Psychology Department for a term appointment this year.Nikki completed her BSc and PhD in Psychology, specializing in Cognitive Neuroscience, at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Her research interests include speech motor control (how we use auditory feedback/ the sound of our voice to learn/monitor/correct for errors in the muscle movements required for fluent...

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Introducing Dr Lucas Crawford

Fredericton Arts

Posted: November 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty , Arts , Departmental , Spotlight


Say hello to new assistant professor of English, Dr. Lucas Crawford!Dr. Crawford is joining the Faculty of Arts from Simon Fraser University in BC, where he taught gender studies. Lucas is originally from rural Nova Scotia. You can also check out the Department of English's fascinating interview with Dr. Crawford on their blog Frond and Spore. Main research interests
•    20/21st c. British novels•    Queer theory•    Transgender studies•    Architecture and space•    Food and fat•  ...

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A Big Welcome to Dr Gabriel Hrynick

Fredericton Arts

Posted: October 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , News , Departmental , Arts


Meet Dr. Gabriel Hrynick, new faculty member in the Anthropology Department. Gabe Hrynick is originally from northern Maine. He completed his BA at UMaine, MA at UNB, and PhD at the University of Connecticut. After finishing his PhD in 2015, he was a visiting faculty member at Bates College for a year. Research Interests & Upcoming Projects Gabe is an archaeologist who studies the Indigenous hunter-gatherers who lived in Maine and the Maritimes at and before European contact. Much of his...

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Say Hello to Dr Jason Bell

Fredericton Arts

Posted: October 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , Arts , News , Departmental


BIO Jason Bell is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. He has taught in the graduate program at the Higher Institute of Philosophy at the Katholieke Universteit Leuven in Belgium, at Vanderbilt University, and at Mount Allison University. He has served at the University of Göttingen in Germany as Fulbright Professor, as scholar-in-residence at Boston University, as Onderzoeksfonds Research Fellow at the Husserl Archives-Leuven, and as d’Alzon Fellow at...

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Introducing Dr Janine Olthuis

Fredericton Arts

Posted: September 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Departmental , Faculty


Welcome to Dr. Janine V. Olthuis, Assistant Professor in Psychology BIO "I’m originally from Ontario (both Toronto area and northern Ontario) but am coming to UNB by way of an undergrad at Smith College in Massachusetts, graduate school and a post-doc in Halifax, and a residency year in London, Ontario." RESEARCH INTERESTS AND UPCOMING PROJECTS "My research explores ways to increase access to evidence-based psychological interventions, focusing on: (1) the development and evaluation of...

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Meet Dr Daniel Tubb

Fredericton Arts

Posted: September 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Departmental , Faculty , Arts , Spotlight


Dr. Daniel Tubb, new assistant professor of Anthropology BIO Dr. Daniel Tubb is joining the Faculty of Arts from New Haven, where he was a Visiting Fellow at the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University from 2014-2016. He earned an MA in political economy and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Carleton University. Before all that, Dr. Tubb did a BA at Trent University. Along the way, he has spent a year in Spain, Ecuador, and Quebec, and three years in Colombia.  What are your main...

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Welcome to Dr Carolyn MacDonald

Fredericton Arts

Posted: September 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Departmental , Spotlight , Arts , Faculty , News


Dr. Carolyn MacDonald, Assistant Professor in Classics & Ancient History Above: Dr. Carolyn MacDonald behind the counter of a thermopolium (a hot-food shop) in Pompeii. BIODr. MacDonald is originally from Toronto ON, but academic life has taken her all over the continent. The Foundation Year Programme at the University of King’s College first lured her out east, and she liked it so much that she stayed in Halifax for a BA and an MA in Classics at Dalhousie. She then headed west, for a PhD in...

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Say Hello to Dr Stefanie Kennedy

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Spotlight , Faculty , Departmental , News , Research , Arts


Dr. Stefanie Kennedy, Assistant Professor in History Dr. Stefanie Kennedy is joining our History Department from the University of Toronto. Her main research areas include Caribbean and Atlantic World History; History of Slavery; History of Disability. So far her favourite part of Fredericton is the Boyce Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. In her spare time you might catch her doing some nifty needle felting of feminist-themed tea cozies!She is currently working on a digital humanities...

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Meet Dr David Hofmann

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Departmental , Spotlight , Research , Faculty


Meet Dr. David Hofmann, Assistant Professor in Sociology BIO & RESEARCH AREAS Dr. David Hofmann is joining UNB from the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic in Utica, NY where he was an assistant professor of sociology/criminology. His main research interests include terrorism and political violence, charismatic leadership, right-wing extremism, apocalyptical and millenarian groups, and criminal & illicit networks. When he's not busy delving into these topics he is an avid...

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Introducing Dr Amy Scott

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Departmental , Spotlight , Faculty


The Faculty of Arts is excited to have quite a few new faculty members joining our community. Over the next weeks, we will be introducing them on our blog so you can learn a bit more about each of them! Find out about their background, their research interests, what courses they are teaching in the upcoming year, and what advice they have for new students joining us this fall.  Meet Dr. Amy Scott - Assistant Professor in Anthropology (Above - Dr. Amy Scott and 2nd year MA Anthropology student...

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Introducing Comparative Cultural Studies

Fredericton Arts

Posted: June 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Faculty , Other , Departmental , Arts , Student


Dr. Allan Reid - Professor - Comparative Cultural Studies(Specialities: Soviet & Russian literature & literary theory, holocaust literature, and Soviet underground culture & literature)   Dr. Anette Guse - Associate Professor - Comparative Cultural Studies (Specialties: 18th and 20th century German Literature and Culture, German Language Acquisition, Musical Theatre, Opera, and Performing Arts)                                    Keegan Manson-Curry (in the middle) and other students in the...

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Visiting McCain Scholar Chen-Fen Chen studies elder care and migrant care-givers

Fredericton Arts

Posted: April 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News , Departmental , Research , Faculty


Dr. Chen-Fen Chen is a Harrison McCain Foundation Visiting Professor here at UNB. Dr. Chen is from Taiwan, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Welfare, at the Chinese Culture University. She is also the President of the Taiwanese Association of Family Caregivers. Camille Coulombe chatted with her about her research in care-giving in February.  How has your stay at UNB been so far? It's been pretty good! Although your weather is very different! In Taiwan, we don't...

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Arts Research Abroad Irish Historian Dr Peter Gray visits UNB

Fredericton Arts

Posted: November 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: News , Arts , Spotlight , Research , Faculty


The Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Visitorship Award enables researchers to expand their projects internationally by supporting exchanges between the University of New Brunswick and Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Dr. Peter Gray, Professor of Modern Irish History at QUB, recently visited UNB to continue his research on the impacts of The Great Famine. Dr. Gray shared some thoughts on his research and exchange before heading back to Ireland. Can you provide some background on how you became a...

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Arts Research Abroad Eaton Visitorship takes Dr Joanne Wright to Queen s University Belfast

Fredericton Arts

Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Spotlight , Arts , Faculty , News


Dr. Joanne Wright, Professor of Political Science & Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, is a recipient of the Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Visitorship Award. This Visitorship has taken her across the ocean to Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland. Read this brief interview to learn more about the specifics of Dr. Wright's research projects and why Northern Ireland and New Brunswick offer a compelling comparison for the study of reproductive rights and abortion politics. Please...

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Adieu from the Faculty of Arts

Fredericton Arts

Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , Opinion , Arts , News


September 2015 Adieu from the Faculty of Arts! Does it seem a bit odd to welcome you to our new blog with a goodbye wish?  Perhaps, but “farewell” is an interesting place to begin.This June, UNB’s 186th graduation, or “Encaenia,” as we call it, took place over the course of several ceremonies.  The Faculty of Arts is an old hand at Encaenia: at the first one in 1828, the university’s whole graduating class (there were three of them!) received a BA.  We’ve been there at every graduation...

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Be open to change do what you enjoy and love and the rest will fall into place Memories of First Year Part 4

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , Arts , Spotlight , Opinion , Student


Only two weeks...  ...until you begin the next chapter. Regardless of whether you are joining us straight from high school or from another stage in your life, we hope all the excitement and fresh-start motivation inspired by those back-to-school vibes are helping you to feel positive about your first term. For the fourth installment in our series on 'Memories of First Year' I met up with Arts alumna Kelsey Seymour. Find out about "the D Experience", the significance of salad in a Sobeys...

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Be a sponge and swallow your fear Memories of First Year Part 2

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Spotlight , Other , Arts , Opinion , Student , Faculty


Four weeks to go until... ...the first day of classes! Hard to believe it's only a month away. As we head towards Orientation Week, time travel back to 1998 with us. It was a strange time where you were required to stand in line to register for courses and penny candies were still a thing (pennies were still a thing!!!). Cindy Brown sheds some light on being a first-year then: the hit songs (get ready for some 90s classics), cramming for an exam, being a sponge, and overcoming shyness....

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Grilled Cheese Iron Maiden and Showing Up - Memories of First Year Part 1

Fredericton Arts

Posted: August 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty , Spotlight , Student , Opinion , Arts


The countdown is on! In one month we will be welcoming hundreds of new students to campus for Orientation Week. The first year of university is an exciting and emotional time. It isn’t only about learning how to study well (though that is a big part!) – it is a host of new experiences that will stay with you for years to come. What do you think will stand out this year and stick with you years later? I decided to ask a few local Arts alumni to take a trip down memory lane to see what has...

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