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Participatory Chalkboard Project - Yellow Box Gallery

PUBLISHED DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Yellow Box Participatory Chalkboard Project invites community members to reflect and share individual hopes and aspirations on the large rolling chalkboard currently installed in the Yellow Box Gallery (3rd Floor McCain).

Visitors are encouraged to complete the sentence prompts on both sides of the board. On one side is written: “My favourite place is__________” and on the other side: “In my lifetime I would love to__________.”

Community members are invited to record their personal aspirations, reflect on their lives, contemplate their futures, and share these thoughts with the rest of the community.

This piece challenges us to talk about what we want to accomplish in our lifetimes, our travels and hopes for the future. The original concept came from New Orleans artist Candy Chang who painted the words “Before I die I want to” on an abandoned house in 2011 and encouraged her neighbors to share their experiences and thoughts using chalk. Since then, more than 2,000 sharing walls have been built in over 70 countries.

Until March 2nd. All welcome.

The Mass Collection of Information on Canadians a Cause for Concern: STU Professor Testifies before Committee Examining Bill C-59

PUBLISHED DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Human Rights professor Dr. Christina Szurlej is advocating for greater protection of individual rights within Bill C-59 which seeks to revamp Canada’s national security framework.
Bill C-59 is the government’s response to consultations on Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 to ensure “national security laws and policies reflect the rights, values and freedoms of Canadians.”
Szurlej appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in Ottawa to comment on the Bill.
“It has some positive aspects like creating an Intelligence Commissioner and National Security and Intelligence Review Agency, but other parts of the Bill overstep human rights protections, including privacy and fundamental freedoms,” says Szurlej.
The Bill allows for bulk collection of ‘publicly available’ information ‘relevant’ to the work of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) without the consent or knowledge of Canadians. No direct link to preventing threats to security would need to be established.
“This can result in or encourage commodification of personal data, where third parties sell information the individual thinks is private. Third parties can include hackers who have obtained the information through illegal means.”
Another risk is if Canadians don’t know what information has been collected, they can’t challenge its authenticity. This is problematic when advancements in computer software are making it easier to fabricate information.
Face2Face technology, for example, allows the user to superimpose their facial expressions and movements onto any face captured on video. The result is a realistic-looking video of the subject saying anything the user wants. This could interfere with the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial, especially if bulk data is used to predict the likelihood of an individual committing an office.
Algorithms could even be misused to gain a significant advantage during elections by identifying undecided voters and revealing how to sway them.
“If this pillar of Canadian values falls, so too does individual security, self-fulfillment, autonomy, and a thriving democratic society,” she said.

“Today we are at a crossroad. Canadians need to ask if this is the direction we want to take as a nation.”

Future Students: Apply for the Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
In addition to your Major Scholarship Application, we also invite you to apply for the Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary, a renewable award for Canadian high school graduates with a total value of $16,000 ($4,000 per year).
The selection criteria for this award include the following:  
  • an admission average of 80% or higher,
  • financial need,
  • leadership qualities,
  • a recognized initiative in funding your university education.
To qualify for annual renewal, you must maintain a minimum annual grade point average.

Apply for this award by submitting your application for admission to St. Thomas, the Harrison McCain Scholarship/Bursary form ( and all supporting documents to our Admissions Office by March 1, 2018.

In Case You Missed It (Open House): Student-Professor Panel Q & A

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We were pleased to host more students than ever at our Winter Open House. Just because you couldn’t make it doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on the important tips and information shared with future STUdents.

Below is a review of what was asked and answered at the Student-Professor Panel.

If you still have questions, reach out to our Admissions Team.

Q: What's available at St. Thomas for extra academic support to ensure I succeed in my first year?

St. Thomas Student Services Office offers fantastic resources including Peer Tutoring, The Writing Centre, the Learning Strategist, Academic Advising, the Student Accessibility Office, Student Counselling, and more. We encourage you to reach out and take advantage of these offices—they’re here for you!

We also can’t underscore enough how available and willing our professors are to meet with you to discuss class content, your upcoming paper, and more. Classes are capped at 60 students, and most classes at STU have much fewer, which means your professors will get to know you, your interests, and be invested in your success in their classes.

Q: Do you ever feel like the small, intimate environment at STU is too small?

Not at all. We talk a lot about the small, close-knit community at St. Thomas, but this is in comparison to most other universities, which tend to be much larger. Because St. Thomas is primarily undergraduate and liberal arts, we don’t have tens of thousands of students sectioned into different departments and buildings. Here, almost every building houses faculty offices, classrooms, study spaces, and other shared spaces that almost everyone on campus will co-use, creating a sense of community. Since all undergraduate students are part of the Bachelor of Arts program, you could easily have class with almost any student (or professor) on campus. This means you get to know more people, from within and outside your major(s), and have more of a sense that the entire campus is yours, not just one small part of it.

This also makes it easier to join multiple clubs, take courses from different departments, and connect with faculty, staff, and students you may not necessarily have a class with, but with whom you may have other interest in common.

We are “small” but we still have more than 1,800 students, more than 30 academic majors, and offer some of the most unique academic and experiential opportunities in the country. That we’re small means YOU will have more chances to learn about and engage in these opportunities.  That’s why we really are “the small university of big opportunities!”


Furthermore, Fredericton is a college town, home to a number of other institutions, many with whom St. Thomas shares facilities like the Harriet Irving Library and co-hosts events such as the Annual Ekpahak Student Orientation Powwow. This provides even more opportunities to connect with people.

Q: Do you ever have trouble getting into the courses you want to take?

No. Your Bachelor of Arts is designed to take four years, which means you have four years to take all the courses you want and need to. If a class is full in your second year, and you aren’t able to get in, you can try again in your third or fourth years. If the class is full, it means it popular and will continue to be offered. Although we talk about capped classes of 60 students, when we notice a particular course is full, we often add another section to accommodate students who couldn't get into the other section. When you make your way through your degree and near the end of your time here, you will notice that registration begins every year with the fourth-year students, then the third-year students, and so on. This is to allow students nearing the end of their degree the first chance at course selection.

Q: What's your advice for balancing school work and curricular activities (sports, clubs, etc.)?

Some students actually find it easier to balance their schedules and work when they are more involved on campus through Athletics, the Students' Union, part-time on-campus work, or one of the many clubs and societies. There is a sense of support among campus groups, where students can relate and help one another when it comes to managing class work and other activities. Having a friend proofread your paper, or spend some time on the bus to a game talking about an upcoming midterm can have positive effects on your in-class performance.

However, putting too much on your plate is something to avoid. Panelists recommended starting slow in your first year. Try to stay focused on the most important things (your school work!), and don’t be afraid to reach out for help at the first sign of struggle—whether you talk to your coach, a professor, the learning strategist on campus, a tutor, or even a classmate.

Q: What should I know about going to my very first class?

All you really need is a notebook and an open mind. Professors know you’re worried, and they’re going to start slow before picking up the pace. Don’t buy your textbooks before the first class; you may find after the first class that it’s not for you. Allow yourself to try it, and if it’s not a match, you can switch into something else early and easily.

Q: Do you recommend living in residence for your first year?

Absolutely! Residence is the easiest way to immediately feel like part of the STU community. Living with other first-year students is a great way to not feel alone in what will be all new experiences. Upper-year students living in residence are specifically there to help you adjust to your new surroundings. Residence Advisors and Residence Coordinators took their jobs because they want to make you feel at home. Study buddies down the hall, house dinners, and more will help you form a close group of what will be lifelong friends. 

If you’re from Fredericton and choose to live at home for first-year, there will still be many ways to get involved in Welcome Week and beyond. The “Off Campus” community is as important as our residence students, but if you can, we definitely recommend living in residence.

APPLY before March 1, 2018 to be considered for major scholarships and bursaries.


STUnningly Successful: A Reintegration Initiative by Criminology Students

PUBLISHED DATE: Friday, February 16, 2018

Criminology students at St. Thomas are collecting gently used clothing to assist women who are incarcerated in a provincial correctional centre.

STUnningly Successful: A Reintegration Initiative will provide incarcerated women with clothing as they move facilities, attend court procedures, and when they are reintegrating into the community at the end of their sentence and are in search of employment. 

Students are asking the community for clothing donations of all sizes, as well as shoes and purses. 

They will be travelling to the NB Women's Correctional Centre to set up and deliver a "shopping" experience with the women at the institution.  

How to Donate

All items can be dropped off at the Student Help Desk in Sir James Dunn Hall, or to Dr. Susan Reid in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 401 until Tuesday, March 20. 

These initiatives are being led by students in CRIM 2223: Youth Justice and CRIM 2253: Children and Youth at Risk.

Political Science Class Headed to Harvard Model United Nations Representing Iran

PUBLISHED DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Students in the St. Thomas University Model United Nations class are in Boston this week to participate in the sixty-fourth Harvard Model United Nations.
Representing the country of Iran, Philippe Ferland, Rachelle Patrick, Jarrod Ryan, Rachel Slipp, and Emilie Hanlon will join more than 3,000 delegates from around the world to participate in various committees to work toward resolutions of global issues.

Ferland and Patrick will be part of the Arab League; Jarrod Ryan will work within the Economic and Financial Committee; Slipp’s involvement will be on the Commission on the Status of Women; and Hanlon will represent Iran on the World Health Organization.
Hanlon, a third-year Human Rights and Psychology major, has prepared to be a voice for Iran on the World Health Organization as part of two issues put to the delegates: the effects of climate change on human health and wartime social psychology. She said the class has helped her develop skills in diplomacy.
“It’s hard to represent a country that’s different from your own. You may not agree with the perspective you have to take on these issues, but you have to accurately represent your assigned country’s interest,” she said.
Hanlon said this is an important part of what the Model UN teaches and why she decided to take the class.
"I took the class to challenge myself. I wanted to learn how to debate and handle being put on the spot. I eventually want to work in law or social work, so this has been a great opportunity for me to develop skills that will be essential in those two fields.” 
Faculty Advisor for the Model UN class at St. Thomas, Stephanie McAnany, said the students have spent a great deal of time diving into their topics and learning about Iran’s foreign policy in preparation for the event in Boston.

“Within their committees, they will have to navigate how to work diplomatically with countries who hold opposing views to their own while pushing their own agenda in an effort to adopt a resolution by the end of the simulation. This is no easy task,” McAnany said.
“The students are challenged by having to think quickly on their feet, speak in front of a large number of delegates, many of which are coming from ivy league schools in the United States, and become leaders within their own committees,” she added.

Founded in 1955, the Harvard National Model United Nations is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious conference of its kind. STU has sent a team to the competition for over two decades.

Advocating on Behalf of Children and Youth in New Brunswick: Human Rights Internship Class Places Rachelle Patrick in Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Third-year student Rachelle Patrick, from Ottawa, is advocating on behalf of children and youth in New Brunswick as part of a Human Rights internship class at St. Thomas.

Patrick, who is pursuing a double major in Human Rights and Criminology and a minor in Political Science said being matched with the Office of the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate brought together everything she’d like to do with her career.

Working primarily with the advocacy and outreach branch of the office, most of Patrick’s work is communications-based: running the office’s social media accounts, preparing newsletters and email blasts, and sharing news and scholarly articles related to child and youth rights. She also engages in research for the deputy advocate and senior legal council.

“One of the things we do is work to interpret the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and apply it to cases the office is working on,” she said.
For Patrick, the “real-world” aspect of the experience is invaluable and has opened her eyes to how much of an impact her education and her work can have on others.

“We’re not looking at cases from 20 years ago; these cases are happening now and need the office’s attention,” she said.

“So much can happen to children that they don’t have any control over. This office fights to give vulnerable children the same chances that other children have. It has kind of changed what I want to do with my career—seeing the child and youth aspect of law. I didn’t realize how personal this internship would be for me.”

The class, designed and taught by Dr. Amanda DiPaolo, was inspired by a retired course taught at STU years ago. It provides students majoring in Human Rights exposure to the practice of human rights. Students contribute to projects and initiatives. They also complete a written report and research paper that encourages them to reflect on the relationship between the internship and their formal studies.
“I hope students get a sense of how rewarding advocacy can be, despite the amount of work that goes into advancing human rights causes,” DiPaolo said. “I also hope students interested in this kind of career gain valuable experience that may help lead to employment after graduation.”
Other students in the class have been placed with organizations such as Nature Trust, an environmental group; No One Is Illegal, a grassroots migrant justice movement; and the Imprint Youth Association, a grassroots association advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Patrick said experiential learning is an important part of the university experience, and she has certainly lived up to her own advice.

During her time at STU, Patrick has competed in the United States as part of the Moot Court program, acted as the executive advertising chair for the STU Chapter of Global Brigades which will take her to Honduras in May, and is part of the Model United Nations class travelling to Boston to compete at the Harvard Model United Nations.

“The tagline ‘the small university of big opportunities’ literally couldn’t be more true for me. It sounds cliché, but all the opportunities I’ve had here really have shaped my learning experience. I wouldn’t change my decision to come here for anything. The university experience at STU is so connected to who you are as a person. It's more about what you want than it is about fitting you in to anything.”
Apply to STU for September 2018!

Yellow Box Participatory Chalkboard Project

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, February 12, 2018
Yellow Box Participatory Chalkboard Project invites community members to reflect and share individual hopes and aspirations on the large rolling chalkboard currently installed in the Yellow Box Gallery. Visitors are encouraged to complete the sentence prompts on both sides of the board. On one side is written: “My favourite place is__________” and on the other side: “In my lifetime I would love to__________”. 

Community members are invited to record their personal aspirations, reflect on their lives, contemplate their futures, and share these thoughts with the rest of the community. This piece challenges us to talk about what we want to accomplish in our lifetimes, our travels and hopes for the future. The original concept came from New Orleans artist Candy Chang who painted the words “Before I die I want to” on an abandoned house in 2011 and encouraged her neighbors to share their experiences and thoughts using chalk. Since then, more than 2,000 sharing walls have been built in over 70 countries.

The exhibit is open until March 2. All are welcome.

Major Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Apply for Major Scholarships by March 1, 2018!
Why apply for a major scholarship?
  • More than 40 different kinds of scholarships that reward different kinds of student leaders are available to incoming, first-year students.
  • More than $2 million in financial aid goes to our students (2017).
  • 1 in 8 first-year students receives a major scholarship valued between $9,000 and $75,000.

Are you hoping to earn a major scholarship to begin your Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas University this fall? We’ve outlined some important information and helpful tips just for you. 


Our major scholarship deadline is March 1, 2018! You must have all your applications and supporting documents in to the Admissions Office by then. 

How to reach us

The Admissions Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You are able to reach us a number of ways, listed below. The contact information below is also where we accept your application documents. Any questions, just ask!

Email: (international students:

Phone: 506-452-0532 (toll-free: 1-877-788-4443) 

In person: 51 Dineen Drive, Donald C. Duffie Hall (with the clock on the front), St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB 

You can also connect with individual Admission Counsellors


Note: You may send your documents in individually. They do not need to come all together at one time. However, it is mandatory that all documents are received by the Admissions Office by March 1, 2018.

1. Scholarship Application Form 
The Major Scholarship Application Form is available on your account or on page 7 of the paper application package

2. First Semester Transcript 
Arrange to have a copy of your official first-semester final transcript sent to us by email ( or by fax: 506-452-0617. Transcripts must be sent directly from your guidance office, or received by St. Thomas in an official, sealed school envelope if sent by mail. 

3. Scholarship Application Letter 
A one to two page typed letter in which you explain what makes you a strong candidate for one of our awards.  

Your letter may include some of the following:
  • Your reasons for pursuing university studies and plans for the future
  • Your reasons for applying to St. Thomas
  • Activities that demonstrate your leadership qualities
  • Extracurricular, community, and volunteer activities
  • Hobbies and outside interests
4. Résumé 
Your résumé should outline your activities since beginning high school, including any jobs you have held, honours or awards, etc.

5. Reference Letter 
A letter of reference from a teacher, guidance counsellor, or principal that outlines why they believe you are a strong candidate for a major scholarship from St. Thomas. The referee may wish to identify your skills, attitude, and growth, as well as your contributions to and performance within your school.

Reference letters may also be written by other community members such as coaches, mentors, or other people who have had an influence on your life. 


Admissions Office, St. Thomas University 
51 Dineen Drive,
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5G3

Fax: 506-452-0617

Please note: Major scholarships are open to candidates for full-time admission to the first year of the Bachelor of Arts program who are applying on the basis of their high school records. Only applicants with an admission average of 80% or higher will be considered for a major scholarship.


Step 1
Fill out the Entrance Bursary Form online at

Step 2

Submit a letter that outlines your financial situation to the Admissions Office


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Nominations for Special Merit Awards for Teaching, Research and Service

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Nominations are being accepted for Special Merit Awards for Teaching, Research and Service that recognize the outstanding contributions of our faculty members in their areas of professional responsibility.   
  • The John McKendy Memorial Teaching Award recognizes teaching quality and effectiveness. 
  • The University Scholarship Award recognizes scholarly work including research, publications, and work of creative or cultural significance.
  • The University Service Award recognizes contributions to the University, the professional field, the union and the community.
Our standard for these awards is the achievement of excellence in these areas of activities.  Full-time faculty members are eligible and the awards generally recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions in the year in which the award is made, achievements which represent the culmination of several years’ work will be considered for recognition.
Nominations may be made to the Special Merit Awards Committee by students, faculty, alumni or administrators in the form of a letter to the Vice-President (Academic & Research) that indicates the rationale for the nomination with reference to some or all of the criteria noted above.  The letter may be multiply signed, but the primary consideration will be the substance of the nomination rather than the number of signatories.
The letters of nomination are due by Monday, March 5th at the Office of the Vice-President (Academic & Research) in McCain Hall, Room 400.  
The Special Merit Awards are valued at $1500 each and are deposited to the Professional Development Account of the honoured faculty member.  They are presented at Spring Convocation and promoted through traditional and digital media.  
These awards recognize and honour excellence in our faculty and I look forward to receiving your nominations. Further information may be found at  

STU Cares - Day of Action Takes Place February 24

PUBLISHED DATE: Monday, February 5, 2018
STU Cares - Day of Action is a one-day event on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 that connects STU students with the opportunity to volunteer with a community organization in Fredericton. By participating, students will connect this volunteer experience with what they are learning in class. 

Our Housing First: Ending Homelessness in Fredericton theme will showcase presentations from community leaders envisioning a Fredericton without homelessness. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer with community organizations working on the front lines of homelessness in our city.

At the end of the day, students will gather together for reflection activities to make connections between the service they’ve done, social issues in the community and what they are learning in class. STU Cares is a great way to meet new friends, make a difference and explore career opportunities. 
For the schedule for STU Cares, please visit:
STU Cares Day of Action February 2018 Description

*registration has now closed.

For more information, please contact Vivien Zelazny, Campus Minister, 506-452-0636, or

A Record Year for STU Moot Court: St. Thomas Mooters Set Program Benchmarks at American Moot Court Association National Championships in Texas

PUBLISHED DATE: Friday, February 2, 2018
It was a record year for Moot Court at St. Thomas University.
For the first time in the program’s history, six teams qualified for the American Moot Court National Championships—the maximum number of teams any university can send is eight—while a seventh STU team traveled to the championships in Dallas, Texas, as an alternate.
Two STU teams—Emma Walsh and Brianna Workman and Dominique Goguen and Jarrod Ryan—earned bids into the second day of competition. Walsh and Workman placed ninth while Goguen and Ryan finished 17th out of 80 teams.
The ninth place finish is the highest placement ever achieved by a STU team.
“It’s better than I could have hoped for,” Walsh said. “My expectation was to make it to the second day of competition; it wasn’t necessarily to get an automatic bid to the top 32. That surpassed our goals.”
Each year, 430 teams compete in 13 regional events with the hope of earning one of the 80 bids to nationals. Walsh and Workman qualified after placing first overall at a regional competition in Albany, while Goguen and Ryan booked their ticket to Dallas with a third-place finish at the Fitchburg regional.
This was Walsh’s second appearance at nationals, while Workman was making her debut. The pair were awarded third place in the written brief competition and both picked up speaker awards—Walsh was 11th and Workman was 14th.
“STU’s really earning a reputation,” Workman said. “Our brief placing third speaks to the quality of our arguments as a team. It was really exciting.”
Abbie LeBlanc and Navy Vezina, who came first place at the 2017 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Geneva, were also among the event’s top speakers. LeBlanc placed fourth out of 160 speakers and Vezina was seventh.
Although they didn’t move on to the second day of competition, LeBlanc said attending the championships was still rewarding.
“All of STU’s teams, as well as all the teams at the competition, are extremely talented, and while Navy and I didn’t move to the second day, I’m honoured that we were both recognized among the top speakers.”
Olivia Ricketts and Elizabeth Tuck, Laura Robinson and Kelly Brennan, and Emily Williams and Camille Xavier also competed at the American Moot Court National Championships after earning bids at their respective regional events. Husoni Raymond and Adriel Miller qualified in the top 82, which earned them a place at nationals as alternate teams, though they did not get to compete in Dallas.

Spelling Out the Next Chapter: Hanif Brown settles into new life in Canada at STU

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hanif Brown has found becoming a national spelling bee champion and moving to Canada to study have their similarities: both take dedication and commitment to pursuing your goals in the face of change.

“Each season of spelling, there was change regarding what needed to be done to grow and win,” he said. 

“At STU, I remind myself of the children who would come to spelling training for the first time in a different atmosphere, with a new workload and approach. The growth they made over time, not just as better spellers, but as well-rounded individuals inspires me.”

Brown, a first-year student from Kingston, Jamaica, began competing in spelling bees when he was nine years old. He won his first competition—held at Airy Castle Primary School—and discovered a passion for spelling to which he dedicated himself until he became the best.

He won the Gleaners National Spelling Bee in 2011 and later represented his country at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, USA. ­

“When I won the National Spelling Bee finals of Jamaica I immediately ran off stage and was hugged by my coach, parents, and supporters,” he said. “It was a moment of pure joy and relief after many months of preparation.”

At the Scripps, Brown finished 27th out of 275 competitors after being eliminated in the semifinals.

“An environment that facilitated growth seemed like the next best step for me”

When Brown came to St. Thomas it was the first time he left Jamaica for a destination other than the Scripps. When he arrived on campus, he was surprised to see how welcoming and friendly everyone was.

“At first I was surprised, but then I learned it was the norm,” he said. “I’ve absolutely loved my experience here thus far.”

The small class sizes, unique opportunities, and campus community lived up to Brown’s expectations. He wanted to go somewhere where he would grow and he has found that at St. Thomas.

“A liberal arts university gave me the opportunity to explore a variety of courses, and the community engagement, study abroad opportunities, and internships in an environment that facilitated growth seemed like the next best step for me,” he said.

In just a few months, Brown’s made friends from all over the world and has enjoyed learning about different cultures while sharing his own.

He’s even warming up to the Canadian winter.

“As cold as it might be, I do enjoy the snow because it makes everything more interesting during outdoor adventures,” he said.

With Economics as his intended major, Brown is open to exploring a number of future endeavors—becoming an entrepreneur, an investor, working for an established business, or possibly contributing to a new innovative project.

Hanif was recently featured in Sports Illustrated—check out the story here.

Participate in Ireland Travel-Study - May 23 to June 20, 2018

PUBLISHED DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Irish Studies is offering a chance to study and travel around Ireland in 2018!
IRSH 3213-Lines of Vision: Landscape, Art and Irish Writing will provide students with the opportunity to explore the cultural and artistic values of Ireland while visiting the locations connected to the country’s myths, sagas and folktales. 
Highlights of the many sight-seeing opportunities the 28-day course includes visits to the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, as well as a bus tour of Dublin itself.   Students will stay in university villages or hostels, and will get a chance to learn from some local university professors through guest lectures.
The course will take place May 23 - June 20, 2018. 
There are a limited number of students that can be accommodated so please contact Professor Lorraine Nolan at or 460-0325 for more information and price for this all-inclusive trip.
Irish Studies

Irish Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore the heritage, culture, history, religion, politics, literature, fine art and film of the people of Ireland and the communities of its Diaspora.  St. Thomas offers an Interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies. 
IRSH 3213 - Lines of Vision: Landscape, Art and Irish Writing explores the cultural and artistic value of mythical Ireland and will allow students to better contextualize Ireland through viewing its landscape and creative community through the lens of myth and saga. This study-abroad course will help students learn how environment, landscape and produced images influence not only what is being communicated by a culture, but why it is communicated in that matter.