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Theatre St. Thomas Presents Sir Tom Stoppard’s 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

DATE:   22/11/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre

Ilkay Silk returns to TST to direct Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

In this witty existential tragicomedy, the spotlight is turned on the minor characters of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Follow Hamlet’s childhood friends turned conspirators as they weave their way through the plot of Hamlet, unaware of their scripted lives and their inability to deviate from them.

Full of philosophical inquiries that rival those of its counterpart, Hamlet, R&G is sure to leave you as perplexed as you are entertained.

The Black Box Theatre. November 22-25, 2017 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.



Theatre St. Thomas (TST) is St. Thomas University’s flagship extra-curricular theatre company. Producing theatre for over 60 years (and more than 45 years as “TST”), we have been at home in the Black Box Theatre since 1993. Working under the professional direction of faculty and staff at St. Thomas, students act and work backstage alongside fellow students, St. Thomas alumni, and members of the Fredericton theatre community to learn and develop their stage skills in a fun and enriching experiential, cross-disciplinary environment.


Academic Conference: What is Canadian Philosophy?

DATE:   23/11/17
TIME:   9:00 AM
LOCATION:   STU Campus

A Conference Dedicated to Exploring the Meanings of a Uniquely Canadian Philosophy

The conference will include contributions on the sense in which there can be said to be distinctively Canadian philosophy, on influential Canadian philosophers, on underrepresented tendencies in Canadian philosophy, and on world philosophical movements that have found unique expression in Canada. 

Dr. Matthew Dinan
mdinan@stu.ca
wp.stu.ca/wicp

"Democracy in the Platform Age" - Digital Media and Global Affairs Expert Dr. Taylor Owen to Deliver Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism

DATE:   23/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7 PM in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.
Digital media and global affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen will deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture on Thursday, November 23 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.
 
His lecture, “Democracy in the Platform Age" will explore how global digital platforms have transformed our civic discourse and increasingly shape our democracy.

Taylor Owen is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. He was previously the Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he led a program studying the impact of digital technology on the practice of journalism, and has held research positions at Yale University, The London School of Economics and The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo where his work focuses on the intersection between information technology, public policy and international affairs. His doctorate is from the University of Oxford and he has been a Trudeau and Banting Scholar, an Action Canada and Public Policy Forum Fellow, the 2016 Public Policy Forum Emerging Leader, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Governance Innovation. 

He is the founder of the international affairs media platform OpenCanada.org, and is the author, most recently, of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris), Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2017, with Emily Bell) and The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-enginnered Journalism (Tow Center 2017, with Emily Bell).

His work can be found at www.taylorowen.com and @taylor_owen.

The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism is a partnership between St. Thomas University, CBC Radio and the Dalton Camp Endowment in Journalism. Past speakers have included Naomi Klein, Roy MacGregor, Chantal Hébert, Ken Whyte, Stephanie Nolen, Neil Reynolds, Nahlah Ayed, David Carr, Nelofer Pazira, Lyse Doucet, and Mohamed Fahmy.

Saint John String Quartet Performs “Reflections”

DATE:   23/11/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   McCain Hall, 101

The Saint John String Quartet is back in concert. Their first concert "Reflections", reflects on the ways in which string music is put together and the concepts that give composers the ideas to create the melodies.

Join David Adams and Danielle Sametz, violins, Chris Buckley, viola and Sonya Adams cello as they open their season with a show meant to charm and inspire.

This performance will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at St. Thomas University, McCain Hall, Room 101 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available at the door: Adults $26/ Students $10/ Children under 12 and STU faculty, staff and students free.

For more information, please contact General Manager Jennifer Grant (symphony@nbnet.nb.ca).

Public Talk by Dr. Peter Mallory - “When Friendships End: The Cultural Contradictions of a Modern Personal Relationship”

DATE:   24/11/17
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103

Dr. Peter Mallory, professor of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University and a graduate of the Sociology program at St. Thomas University, will discuss the dark side of friendship and the contradictions that result from it in his talk “When friendships end: The cultural contradictions of a modern personal relationship,” on Friday, November 24 at 2:30 pm in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 103.

In his talk, Mallory will discuss a paper—co-authored with Laura Eramian of Dalhousie University—that examines the dark side of friendship, a relationship that is often idealized in both scholarly literature and popular culture. 

Drawing from interviews with residents of Halifax, Mallory suggests friendship is a relationship riddled with contradictions people experience as practical tensions in the very relationships thought to provide support and a sense of belonging. It’s these contradictions that he believes make friendship a germane site for understanding transformations in modern intimacy.?

Mallory holds a BA (Sociology) from St. Thomas University and MA and PhD from York University. His scholarly interests are in the areas of social and political theory, friendship studies, interpersonal relationships, and political sociology.  

The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies.

Cinema Politica Fredericton: The Price of Peace

DATE:   24/11/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

An arresting portrait of Tuhoe activist Tame Iti and other Maori activists accused of terrorism in New Zealand.

https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/price-peace
 
Donations are encouraged to support film-making for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.
 

Premiere of Dr. Martin Kutnowski’s “Bosquejos,” for Two Pianos - Dr. Janet Hammock and Dr. Martin Kutnowski

DATE:   28/11/17
TIME:   4:15 PM
LOCATION:   Room 101, McCain Hall

On Tuesday, November 28 at 4:15 pm in the Music Recital Room at St. Thomas University, Dr. Janet Hammock and Dr. Martin Kutnowski will Premiere Kutnowski’s “Bosquejos,” for Two Pianos. Admission is free.

Structured in several movements, “Bosquejos,” for Two Pianos follows an imaginary narrative weaving a tapestry of characters at different times and contrasting circumstances in their lives, represented by five different Latin American dances.

The composition of the piece was supported by an Arts New Brunswick Creation Grant, in collaboration with master pianists Janet Hammock (based in Sackville, NB) and Bertrand Giraud (based in Paris, France), world-class artists with whom Kutnowski has partnered multiple times in the past.

Dr. Janet Thom Hammock

Dr. Janet Thom Hammock, born in Vancouver holds an Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto, and both Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. A university professor of music for 31 years, she was appointed Professor Emeritus of Music at Mount Allison University in 2003. 

Her recitals of solo and collaborative piano music, presented in Canada, the United States, and Europe consistently showcase new works she has commissioned by Canadian composers including Ann Southam, Michael Miller, Alasdair Maclean, Martin Kutnowski,  James G. Code, Beverly Lewis, and Anthony Genge. 

In 2009 Janet Hammock was honoured as one of 50 Ambassadors of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre—a lifetime distinguished achievement award given to outstanding Canadian performers and conductors who have played exceptional roles in shaping the Canadian music scene and raised the profile of Canadian music.

Hammock’s video performance of Kutnowski's “5 Tango Etudes for Solo Piano,” followed by her insightful comments about the composition, is available on YouTube.

Dr. Martín Kutnowski

Dr. Martín Kutnowski is a composer and writer. He is the Director of Fine Arts at St. Thomas University. His mu-sic, fusing folk, world, and classical sources from his native Argentina and many other regions of the world, has been performed in four continents, including major venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Izumi Hall in Osaka, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has received numerous awards, from the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina, Canada Council for the Arts, Arts New Brunswick, Fulbright, and ASCAP, among others. His music is published by Billaudot, Ricordi, and FJH, and it’s recorded in Anima (France) and Bridge Records (USA).

Recent premieres include Saudade, premiered with the composer at the piano accompanying the Saint John String Quartet during the group’s first Latin American tour, Tonadas y Mateadas, for Woodwind quintet (commissioned by Ventus Machina), Rollercoaster (commissioned by the Greater Grand Forks Symphonic Or-chestra, USA), Fantasia, for clarinet and piano, premiered by Venancio Rius in Spain with the composer at the piano, and Peter Emberley’s Dream, which received an East Coast Music Award nomination as 2016 Best Clas-sical Composition of the Year.

Kutnowski has also received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts New Brunswick, Fulbright, ASCAP, JNMCLA, and the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina.

A teacher and activist as well as a composer, Kutnowski sees personalized teaching and learning as a gift to cherish, encourage, and protect, and passionately defends the cause of music and arts education.

Pre-Law Strategies for Success Session

DATE:   29/11/17
TIME:   6:00 PM
LOCATION:   Room 203, McCain Hall

Interested in learning more about the law school application process and everything that it entails? Come to MMH 203 on Wednesday, November 29 at 6 pm, to hear Dr. Karla O'Regan speak about the LSAT, Trish Murray-Zelmer to tailor your resume for law school, Linnet Humble for help writing the personal statement and Emily Williams for study tips to boost your GPA!

If you're interested in coming, please indicate on our Facebook event or email the society at prelaw@stu.ca. We hope to see you there!

Yellow Box Gallery Presents: Diana Thorneycroft's Carnival of Tails, Tongues and Other Protrusions

DATE:   30/11/17
TIME:   12:30 PM
LOCATION:   Yellow Box Gallery, McCain Hall

The Yellow Box Gallery is honoured to present and debut new drawings by internationally renowned artist Diana Thorneycroft entitled, "Carnival of Tails, Tongues and Other Protrusions."
 
Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Thorneycroft’s art was recently featured in the exhibition “Felled Trees” at Canada House in London, UK.
 
The opening will take November 30, from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, at the Yellow Box Gallery, McCain Hall’s third floor, and will run until January 30, 2018.

Symphony New Brunswick Virtuoso Series

DATE:   30/11/17
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Room 101, McCain Hall

SNB’s newest ensemble, Résonance,  led by Principal Bassist, Andrew Miller will be preparing  a series of  multimedia shows this season to demonstrate some of the more innovative configurations and relationships between the musicians and the various art forms. Andrew is joined for this program by SNB violinist, Danielle Sametz and guest pianist, Peter Mears

In a program of works that spans modernity from 1902 to 2012, this group will entertain, delight and surprise the whole family.

Admission is $26 for Adults and $10 for Students; Children and STU Students are free.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Grant, General Manager
506 634 8379/symphony@nbnet.nb.ca

Cinema Politica Fredericton: This Changes Everything

DATE:   1/12/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Based on Naomi Klein’s bestselling book on “Capitalism vs. The Climate”.
 
https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/changes-everything
 
Donations are encouraged to support filmmaking for social justice. The Conserver House venue has an accessible entry but the washrooms are located up the stairs.

Public Talk: Miguel Figueroa of Canadian Peace Congress

DATE:   1/12/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 102

Miguel Figueroa, president of the Canadian Peace Congress, is travelling across Canada to talk about the growing dangers to world peace today- from the escalating conflict on the Korean peninsula, to Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine. Miguel will also talk about the big challenges facing the peace movement in Canada today in the context of Canada's growing militarization and increasingly interventionist foreign policy.

STU Mitacs Information Session

DATE:   7/12/17
TIME:   11:00 AM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103

All STU researchers are invited to meet our new Mitacs rep, Dr. Valerie Bonnardel, to hear about Mitacs funding opportunities.

You could:

  •  Fund a STU student to do research abroad (Australia, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Tunisia)

  •  Find funding for graduate students

  •  Find international students for your 2018 research projects

  •  Find opportunities for postdoctoral fellows

If you or your research team are working with (or would like to work with) local or international NGOs, community groups, charities, or small-medium sized businesses, please come to this event.

To learn more, visit https://www.mitacs.ca/en

Reserve a seat by RSVPing to research@stu.ca no later than December 1.

For more info, contact Danielle Connell (research@stu.ca or 452-0621) Coffee will be served.

NBSPRN Lunch at STU - Aging Populations Research

DATE:   7/12/17
TIME:   12:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 103

STU researchers working with aging populations (broad scope) are invited to a lunch meet and greet with Rachel Merrithew from the NB Social Policy Research Network. She would like to learn about your work and will offer ways in which NBSPRN can support you.

To attend, RSVP research@stu.ca no later than December 1. For more info, contact Danielle Connell (research@stu.ca or 452-0621).

Please note that this is an internal event for STU researchers.

International Exchange Information Session

DATE:   12/1/18
TIME:   2:30 PM
LOCATION:   George Martin Hall, Room 301

Thinking about going on Exchange?
An exchange experience is an invaluable one.  If you are looking for an opportunity to experience a different language, culture and educational system while earning academic credit, then an academic exchange may be for you.  Taking a semester or a year to study abroad is an excellent way to enhance your St. Thomas University degree, and allows you to challenge yourself in ways you never imagined. 
 
Visit http://w3.stu.ca/stu/academics/travelstudy to learn more!
 
Deadline for Exchange Applications: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - drop off to GMH 303. Contact cmonteith@stu.ca for more information.

Theatre St. Thomas Presents "What's Next?"

DATE:   31/1/18
TIME:   7:30 PM
LOCATION:   Black Box Theatre

To celebrate 25 years in the Black Box, TST asked What’s Next? And STU students and alumni answered in a big way.

TST will produce the world-premieres of the three winners of our playwriting festival with TST President Robbie Lynn as Festival Producer. Featuring the writing of STU students, the direction of SiPP alumni, and the acting of TSTers, What’s Next? will showcase the multiple talents of our theatre community.

The Black Box Theatre. January 31-February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm (+2:00pm Sat.). $10 regular / $5 students and seniors.
 
And Above All
by Thomas MacDougall.
Directed by Samuel Crowell.
It is 8:38am in a small Nevada town and all seems peaceful, but the shadow of communism is lurking in America. Nuclear war threatens! But remain calm. Richie’s Convenience serves as a designated safe zone.
 
I Love this City
by Louis Anthony Bryan. Directed by Esther Soucoup.
When a young online celebrity goes missing, private investigator Ambrose Holiday seeks a partnership with Sonny Elmore at the Bright Young Things café. The first chapter in a serial detective story, I Love This City shows the origins of a beautiful friendship.

Thieves of Paradise
by Michael Pallotto.
Directed by Laura Beth-Bird.
Based on a true story, Thieves of Paradise animates the historical theft of St. Nicolas’ relics from a Turkish church in 1087. But when things turn violent and a powerful storm threatens their journey home, the faith of the thieves is tested.



Theatre St. Thomas (TST) is St. Thomas University’s flagship extra-curricular theatre company. Producing theatre for over 60 years (and more than 45 years as “TST”), we have been at home in the Black Box Theatre since 1993. Working under the professional direction of faculty and staff at St. Thomas, students act and work backstage alongside fellow students, St. Thomas alumni, and members of the Fredericton theatre community to learn and develop their stage skills in a fun and enriching experiential, cross-disciplinary environment.