2016 - Creativity & Inspiration

“Changing My Mind” – Margaret Trudeau speaks at UNB!

Changing My Mind - Margaret Trudeau Speaks at UNBTo cap off UNB’s Andrews Initiative Year of Creativity & Inspiration, we are thrilled to bring the former First Lady of Canada, Margaret Trudeau to UNB. Ms. Trudeau will speak about her turbulent life as wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, her struggles with bi-polar disorder, and her role in the public eye as a respected mental-health issues advocate. Ms. Trudeau will bring her formidable life story to the audience, a story of resilience and inspiration. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30PM in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB Fredericton campus.

Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. Margaret is the author of four books, including her bestselling title, Changing My Mind, which charts her life’s ups and downs, and her latest title, The Time of Your Life, which offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure and satisfying future. A book signing and reception will follow her talk.

Due to limited space in the J. Harper Kent auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre, attendees will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the level of interest expressed in this talk, the Chancellor’s Room has been booked to accommodate extra guests. Ms. Trudeau’s talk will be live-streamed to the overflow room.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™

Andrews Initiative - 2016 - Lego Serious Play

UNB’s Andrews Initiative is pleased to announce a free, interactive lecture with Jacqueline Lloyd Smith, a world leader in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™ methodology. SERIOUS PLAY™ uses LEGO® bricks in creative ways to encourage team building, problem solving, and strategy generating. This interactive lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the Wu Conference Centre.

In this interactive lecture, participants will work with LEGO® bricks to unlock creativity. Combining visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles, the SERIOUS PLAY™ methodology teaches people to think with their hands and better communicate their ideas. Jacqueline’s lecture will demonstrate the ways creativity and innovation can work together to inspire higher-level thinking and problem solving strategies.

About Jacqueline Lloyd Smith: Jacquie has over twenty years’ experience working in private business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. During her career, she has worked as a business owner, a director of operations, a management consultant, a conflict practitioner, a university professor and a clinician. She has worked closely with a variety of organizations, developing innovative programs to help them navigate through change. She is also a skilled facilitator and holds a diploma is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™ methodology from the LEGO Group in Denmark.

Tell Your Story

Our first activity will be a creative life-writing course, entitled “Tell Your Story.” On Wednesday evenings in June, participants will work with instructors to begin producing a creative memoir. Classes will include a memoir writing session with Kathie Goggin, a creative storytelling and illustrating session with Jane Stewart, a typesetting workshop with David Brewer, and a bookbinding session with Denise Rowe. By the end of the course, participants will have created a beautiful book they can continue to fill with reflections and creations, while completing a memoir. This course is for those aged 50+. Registration for the course is open now and space is limited – visit http://www.unb.ca/cel/programview/enrichment/fredericton/tell-your-story.html for more information.