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UNB hosts public lecture about promoting the equity and dignity of First Nations children

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the UNB Faculty of Education, UNB Early Childhood Centre, Three Nations Education Council and First Nations Education Initiative Inc. is proud to present a free public lecture with Jessica Ball.

The public is invited to her talk on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:00pm, in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton.

Dr. Ball’s talk entitled “Promoting Equity and Dignity for First Nations Children” examines the health, socio-economic, educational and other conditions of First Nations children in Canada.

Many First Nations children and families live in poverty and face unacceptably high health and development challenges. Drawing on research from other countries, Dr. Ball will review the benefits of early childhood programs.

Dr. Ball is a professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria and an independent consultant on a range of projects, mainly pertaining to early childhood care and development. Dr. Ball is the author or co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters and three books.

For more information, contact Gillian Yeoman, UNB Early Childhood Centre, (506) 458-5024, or

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