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Goals

  1. To expand research knowledge about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region.
  2. To facilitate individual, collaborative and team research studies about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region.
  3. To provide research fora in which research knowledge about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region can be shared.
  4. To enable researchers at St. Thomas University to collaborate in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional partnerships with researchers and research centres in the region.
  5. To apply research knowledge gained in similar regions and countries for the benefit of New Brunswick and the Atlantic region.
  6. To apply research knowledge gained through the centre in courses taught at St. Thomas University.
  7. To enable researchers at St. Thomas University to conduct studies about New Brunswick in its regional context.
  8. To facilitate the development of curriculum and teaching and learning methods that promote cross-fertilization between teaching and research about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region.
  9. To provide information and resources that will facilitate interdisciplinary and inter-institutional partnerships between St. Thomas faculty and researchers outside the region who are conducting research that is relevant for the province and region.

Objectives

  1. Establish a New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research and Development Centre (NBASRDC) to coordinate and facilitate research in this focal area.
  2. Award small research grants to St. Thomas faculty research associates of NBASRDC.
  3. Host a seminar where faculty at St. Thomas University can discuss their research about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region and plan further work.
  4. Host a seminar for alumni from St. Thomas University who are pursuing graduate studies and research about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region to dialogue with current students and faculty at St. Thomas University.
  5. Host two conferences to showcase studies conducted through the NBASRDC.
  6. Explore curriculum content and teaching and learning methods for courses about New Brunswick and the Atlantic region taught at St. Thomas University.
  7. Develop a website to provide information about the work of the Centre.