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"Communities, Culture, and Collaborations: Where We Are Now, Research on New Brunswick"

Honouring John McKendy

Friday, April 17, 2009 from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Holy Cross House
St. Thomas University

Symposium Schedule

9:30 am - 9:45 am          
Sign in for the symposium

Holy Cross House, Room 5
9:45 am - 10:00 am        Welcome and Introduction

10:00 am - 12:25 pm      Session I (5-10 minute presentations of aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaresearch on New Brunswick)

Holy Cross House, Conference room
12:30 pm
- 1:45 pm        Lunch Banquet
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaKeynote Speaker: Marie-Linda Lord

Title: Making Contact... In Light of Intercultural Wishes of Living aa Together Happily Ever After

Holy Cross House, Room 5
1:50 pm - 2:45 pm
        Session I (5-10 minute presentations of aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa research on New Brunswick)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm          Barry Craig
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Introduction to Panel Presentations
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm          Session II (20 minutes panels honouring aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaJohn McKendy and his work)

Holy Cross House, Conference room
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm          Wine and Cheese/Wrap up Discussion

Please note: Registration for the lunch banquet is closed. However, the keynote speaker is free and all are welcome to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Marie-Linda Lord holds the Chair in Acadian Studies at the Université de Moncton. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s in Comparative Canadian Literature at the Université de Sherbrooke, and a Doctorate at the Université de Moncton, where she teaches in the Information-Communication program. Her research interests centre on Acadian culture and intercultural relations, and her current research focusses on the construction and representations of identity in literature and the media in New Brunswick. Dr. Lord has published numerous articles in Canada and in Europe on such subjects as New Brunswick literature, intercultural relations among the cultural groups in the province, the role of the media in minority-language communities, women journalists, literature as resistance and the urbanization of Acadie, including a major project on Moncton in the imaginary and consciousness of New Brunswick’s writers and cultural leaders.

As Keynote Speaker for the NBASRDC symposium, Marie-Linda Lord’s talk is entitled “Making Contact... In Light of Intercultural Wishes of Living Together Happily Ever After.” In keeping with the theme of, “Communities, Cultures, Collaborations,” she will be discussing intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to research in New Brunswick, as well as some of the accomplishments and innovative projects of researchers in the areas of New Brunswick and Acadian Studies.