Fredericton Faculty of Arts

2019 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture

Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted: January 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , News , Arts


  W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture – February 12Associate Professor Michael V. Smith, from the University of British Columbia, will be the guest lecturer at this year's W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture.The Body Is a Gift: Gender and Meaning-Making in One Man’s Art In a hybrid performance-lecture, Michael V. Smith presents a retrospective of his body-based creative work. Smith has made a career examining how bodies are read, misread, or re-read. "The Body Is a Gift"...

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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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Building solidarity on our campus

Fredericton Arts

Posted: February 2, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: News


Dear students, staff, and faculty in Arts, Given recent events on our campus aiming to revive white supremacist and fascist ideologies, The Office of the Dean of Arts encourages students, staff, and faculty to educate themselves on these issues and support groups taking action against racism and bigotry in our communities. There is value in speaking out against such views in statements and public forums. It is at least as much, if not more, important that such statements lead to actions of...

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Statement condemning white supremacist posters at UNB

Fredericton Arts

Posted: January 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: News


January 18th, 2018 Dear students, staff, and faculty, On Tuesday, January 16th, posters promoting white supremacist ideology were discovered in UNB buildings by Arts staff and faculty. The posters contained anti-immigration messages and denied harms done by residential schools to Indigenous peoples. The Faculty of Arts is disheartened to see messages of this kind posted on our campus and we condemn the racist messages contained therein. These posters are being removed as discovered and UNB...

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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 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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Welcome Dr Murshed Chowdhury

Fredericton Arts

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

Category: News


Meet Dr. Murshed Chowdhury, Assistant Professor in Economics BIO Murshed Chowdhury received his PhD in Economics from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the University of New Brunswick, he taught at Algoma University, King’s University College at Western University, University of Manitoba, Chongqing Technology and Business University, and Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology. He also served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. RESEARCH INTERESTS...

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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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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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Learning Among the Battlefields of Italy Second World War Travel Study 2016

Fredericton Arts

Posted: June 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News


Last month Drs. Cindy Brown and Lee Windsor led students on an immersive adventure back in time to study the Italian battlefields of World War II. Two Travel Study participants, Katelyn Kelly and Mark Symons, provided some first-hand feedback on their experience. Learn more about The Second World War in Italy Travel Study Program here. Above left: Dr. Cindy Brown speaking in Cassino, ItalyAbove Right: Dr. Lee Windsor giving a lecture in Paestum, Italy.Photo credit: Norm BettsKATELYN KELLY was...

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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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The Value of Archives in the Internet Age A Student Intern s Perspective

Fredericton Arts

Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: News


(David Adams Richards, 1984 - UNB's 4th Writer in Residence) Think about the last few pieces of media you enjoyed – music, films, television, or books – and ask yourself, how many of them were produced in Canada or created by Canadians? At the moment, I’m listening to a Danish post-rock band using German headphones while typing on a Taiwanese laptop. I’m not exactly embracing Canadian made products or culture myself, but through my internship at UNB’s Archives and Special Collections, I have...

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Arts Research Abroad Dr Derek Johnston discusses haunting horror and broadcasting during his visit to UNB

Fredericton Arts

Posted: February 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Other , Spotlight , Research , Arts , News


Derek Johnston, a Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Visitorship Fellow from Queen’s University in Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland spent some time visiting UNB and Toronto. While in Canada, Dr. Johnston is continuing his research on seasonal broadcasting of horror and supernatural genres. Read this brief interview to learn more about the specifics Dr. Johnston's research and visit to UNB Fredericton. What kind of research were you doing in New Brunswick and Canada? In New Brunswick I was mostly...

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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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