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All times are Atlantic time.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In person event| Tilley 28 
Environmental Issues Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn

Matthew Hoffmann, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Matthew Hoffmann

Are you interested in studying environmental issues? Does your research connect with environmental and climate policy and politics? Would you like to learn more about what different researchers at UNB and STU are doing with regards to climate and the environment?

Come join us for a brown bag dialogue and discussion between researchers (both faculty and students) working on environmental issues at UNB, with reflections from Prof. Matthew Hoffmann, co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto on the challenges and opportunities of building interdisciplinary networks both within and outside of academia. Undergraduate and graduate students, course instructors and faculty all welcome.

About Prof. Hoffmann: Dr. Hoffmann will be visiting UNB to give the 2024 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture, titled "The Politics of Decarbonization". Professor Hoffmann's innovative research on pathways to decarbonization and climate justice examines the problem of why so many responses to climate change stall or backtrack. Drawing on a multi-year research project with an international network of scholars investigating climate politics in a variety of urban, provincial, Canadian. and international contexts. Professor Hoffmann's work explores possibilities for catalyzing transformative change as we navigate the climate emergency.

Dr. Hoffman teaches classes on international relations, global governance, and environmental and sustainability politics. His research on decarbonization, climate change and environmental politics has been published in four books and over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He also regularly contributes to media outlets such as The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Conversation and is the chair of the board of directors for the environmental NGO, Green Economy Canada.

3 - 5 p.m. | In person workshop | “Writing Uncertainty and the Anthropocene”
Research Commons Active Learning Lab | 3rd floor, room 303 | Harriet Irving Library

Jaspreet Singh, UNB Writer-in-Residence

Jaspreet Singh

Jaspreet Singh’s short pieces have appeared in Granta, Brick, Walrus, Zoetrope, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and the New York Times. He is the author of the poetry collections November and How to Hold a Pebble; the novels Helium, Chef, and Face; the story collection Seventeen Tomatoes; and the memoir My Mother, My Translator. Dreams of the Epoch and the Rock, his newest book, will be published this fall.

Panel schedule

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Panel 1 | Hybrid event
Research Commons Event Space | 3rd floor | Harriet Irving Library

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. | Panel 2 | Hybrid event
Research Commons Event Space | 3rd floor | Harriet Irving Library

3 - 4:15 p.m. | Panel 3 | Hybrid event
Research Commons Event Space | 3rd floor | Harriet Irving Library

Panel schedule

7 - 10 p.m. | Faculty of Arts Winter Formal and Arts Matters Social
In person event | Memorial Hall Auditorium

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9 - 9:30 a.m. | Coffee and light refreshments | Tilley Hall entrance lobby

9:30 - 10 a.m. | Welcome remarks (Associate Vice-President Human Rights & Equity Nadia Richards and Dean of Arts Peter Thompson)
Tilley Hall | room 102 | Break

Nadia Richards, Associate Vice-President of Human Rights and Equity at the University of New Brunswick.

Nadia Richards

Nadia Richards has worked in community services, social justice and post-secondary education for a combined 23 years. Nadia’s primary focus has been to serve equity deserving populations.

Nadia’s research focuses on African Women’s Empowerment, with a specific look at rural women in Rwanda post-genocide. This work explores the ways in which rural women conceptualize empowerment from both national and personal perspective.

Nadia has worked on various publications and is currently in the process of publishing “The Race Journals”, a book that explores the experiences of Black women in Toronto and the GTA, as it relates to racism. This book focuses on the ways Black women have engaged in resistance, self-restoration and community building. More importantly the authors in this book describe the ways they have used their agency to thrive within Canadian society.

Panel schedule

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Panel 4 | Hybrid event
HIL Research Commons Event Space | Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Panel 5 | Hybrid event
HIL Research Commons Event Space

12:45 - 1:40 p.m. | LUNCH BREAK (provided for in person attendees)

1:40 - 3 p.m. | In person workshop | “Navigating the Artistic Process: The Good, The Bad, and The Mediocre” | Research Commons Event Space | Harriet Irving Library

Lance Kenneth Blakney, UNB Media Artist-in-Residence

Lance Kenneth Blakney

Lance Kenneth Blakney is a filmmaker and photographer based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is one-third of the award-winning Strike Pictures production company. His passion for still and moving imagery, in combination with his honours degree in Media Arts and Cultures from the University of New Brunswick, facilitates visual storytelling excellence that can exist within an ever-changing social and political landscape. As a proud member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, he is passionate about championing the stories of equity-deserving groups that are often under-represented in visual mediums. Installations, guest lectures, workshops, and numerous international publications and awards have given him a presence within the artistic community both locally and abroad.

3:10 - 4:25 p.m. | Panel 6 | Hybrid event
HIL Research Commons Event Space | Break

4:35 - 6 p.m. | Panel 7 | Hybrid event
HIL Research Commons Event Space | Break

Panel schedule

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Farewell brunch and awarding of prizes | Hybrid event
(Acting Associate Deans of Arts John Ball and Suzanne Hindmarch)
HIL Research Commons Event Space