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Public Talk: Andrea Bear Nicholas on The Role of Colonial Artists in the Dispossession and Displacement of the Maliseet, 1790s-1850s

DATE:   4/5/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Conserver House, 180 Saint John St.

Andrea Bear Nicholas is a professor emeritus and the former endowed chair of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She is an advocate for the Maliseet language and coordinates an Adult Immersion Program in the Maliseet First Nation at St. Mary's First Nation. Andrea has published on various topics including treaties, language, education, women's issues and Maliseet history. 
Andrea was recently awarded the 2016 Canadian Studies Network Prize for the Best Article Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies. The article, “The Role of Colonial Artists in the Dispossession and Displacement of the Maliseet: 1790’s-1850’s,” can be read here:
Presented by No One Is Illegal Fredericton as part of the 2017 Mayworks Festival. 

St. Thomas University Graduation Events: May 8-9, 2017

DATE:   8/5/17
TIME:   11:00 AM
LOCATION:   STU Campus and Grant Harvey Centre

Monday May 8    

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Distribution of gowns and hoods - Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall
4:00 PM 
Baccalaureate Mass – Great Hall (2nd Floor George Martin Hall)
(Dress: Academic gowns, no hoods) 

Graduates assemble in James Dunn Hall Cafeteria at 3:45 PM

Tuesday May 9

9:00 AM -12:30 PM 
Distribution of gowns and hoods - Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall
10:00 AM 
Practice for graduates - Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive
Gown distribution continues on campus until 12:30 PM

1:00 PM   
Graduates assemble - corridor between front/back entrances, Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive
2:00 PM
Convocation Ceremony - Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive

4:30 PM   
Convocation Tea, Dining Room, George Martin Hall
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
Return gowns and hoods (note: doors do not open until 4:30 PM) - Black Box Theatre, James Dunn Hall

Diploma Framing Service - James Dunn Hall

  • A list of graduation candidates who have been approved by the Registrar’s Office will be posted on the STU website at by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3.  If your name is not posted, please contact Karen Preston, Registrar (
  • Family and friends of graduating students are welcome to attend Convocation. Although we do not issue tickets, we do suggest that graduates keep their guests to no more than four.
  • Your gown and hood must be returned to the Black Box Theatre immediately following Convocation. Your diploma will be available (provided your account has been paid in full) in the Black Box Theatre after you have returned your gown and hood.
  • The STU Alumni Association will be offering a diploma framing service after Convocation in the JDH Cafeteria. If you wish to have your diploma framed at this time, we recommend ordering in advance. Featuring a Tommies-green mat designed exclusively for STU with the official crest of the University, these frames have been created to fit your diploma, certificate, or grad photo.  Frames come in a variety of sizes and finishes (wood and metal.)  If you would like to see the different styles of frames, or to purchase a frame in advance of Convocation, please go to the Alumni Affairs office (Room 413, MMH) during regular business hours. You can also view samples on-line, and access ordering information, at 
  • You are required to pay a graduation application fee of $50 whether or not you choose to attend Convocation.

Third Age Centre Presents: Do the "Dash"

DATE:   9/5/17
TIME:   2:00 PM
LOCATION:   The Station, 380 York St.

As we get older, our chances of being diagnosed with high blood pressure increases. While lowering salt intake can make a significant difference, there are additional foods that help to lower blood pressure. The Third Age Centre invites you to this session with Margaret Langille to become more informed about your food options. Margaret is a nutritionist at Sobeys Regent.

All are welcome.

Admission is $5 for Members and $10 for non-members. To register, please telephone 452-0526 or email

STU School of Education and the Learning Partnership Co-Host 2017 Invention Convention

DATE:   18/5/17
TIME:   1:00 PM
LOCATION:   Brian Mulroney Hall

On May 18, 2017, St. Thomas University’s School of Education and The Learning Partnership will co-host an Invention Convention. 70 budding student inventors from Grades 7 and 8 will exhibit their creations designed to solve problems or satisfy a previously under-served market niche. From 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM the public is invited to walk the venue (Brian Mulroney Hall) to explore the interactive exhibits and speak with students about their clever inventions.
These events are the culmination of The Learning Partnership’s Investigate! Invent! Innovate!™ Program, which integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills with global competencies such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication to enable students to succeed in the globally competitive workplace.

The Learning Partnership is a national charity dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support, promote and advance publicly funded education in Canada. We do this through five key deliverables: innovative student programs, executive leadership for educators, knowledge mobilization and policy, tribute celebrations of excellence and ongoing collaborations across Canada. Since 1993, more than 6.5 million students have participated in The Learning Partnership's programs. For more information on The Learning Partnership, visit

Victoria Day - University Closed

DATE:   22/5/17
TIME:   8:30 AM

Full list of dates and deadlines available here.

2017 LeRoy Washburn Golf Classic

DATE:   15/6/17
TIME:   1:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kingswood Golf Club

Please join us for the 2017 LeRoy Washburn Golf Classic at the Kingswood Golf Club on Thursday, June 15th.

The shotgun start will be for 1:00 pm (scramble format).
Registration includes your green fees, cart, and meal >> $600 per team or $150 per golfer.

All proceeds will support the Washburn Championship Fund, which was established to help fuel the ultimate student athlete experience—playing at the championship tournament. The fund was named after long-time Athletics Director, Mr. LeRoy Washburn, who served the Tommies for 30 years.


Contact Mike Eagles at (506) 460-0378 or


Contact Eric Moffatt at (506) 452-0539 or


University Closed in Lieu of July 1 (Canada Day)

DATE:   3/7/17
TIME:   8:30 AM

Full list of dates and deadlines available here.

New Brunswick Day - University Closed

DATE:   7/8/17
TIME:   8:30 AM

Full list of dates and deadlines available here.

McKenna Centre Distinguished Speaker Series: Public Lecture – “Educating for Democracy” by Hon. Margaret McCain

DATE:   27/9/17
TIME:   7:00 PM
LOCATION:   Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall

The Hon. Margaret McCain will speak on the vital role of education and public policy in supporting democratic institutions during periods of change and dislocation in a public lecture at St. Thomas University.

Her talk, “Educating for Democracy,” is part of the McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. It will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall.

“Societies require caring and responsible citizens genuinely concerned with and capable of contributing to democracy, peace and sustainability. Educating for these goals should begin very early in life because it is during this period that children develop their basic values, attitudes, skills, behaviours and habits,” said McCain. 

“We live in a period of rapid technological change resulting in economic dislocation which has consequences for how people view democracy and its institutions. Public policy must respond by cushioning the impact and supporting citizens to adjust. At the same time, it must prepare the next generation to lead and flourish in the new environment.”

Past speakers in the McKenna Centre Speaker Series have been: Blair Feltmate, ecologist and climate change adaption expert; Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green Party; former senator Michael Kirby; and former Prime Minister Paul Martin.

McCain has long been a champion of Canada’s youngest citizens and active with public policy issues. Together with her husband, Wallace and her four children, she founded the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation to promote the best possible early childhood for all of Canada’s children. Her knowledge and understanding about the impact of early experiences on lifelong learning, behaviour and health are evident in the three Early Years Studies (1999, 2007 and 2011) which recommended early child development and parenting centres linked to the school system and sensitive to local communities.

McCain’s concern about family violence, long before it was recognized in mainstream thinking, was evident in her term as the 27th Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1994 to 1997. She was a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation whose mission is to eliminate family violence through public education and research.

To learn more, visit the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation at