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Annual Report

Indigenous health and leadership, EDI progress and telling our stories

UNB is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which to study and work by celebrating our diversity.

Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the first peoples of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the historic contributions of the Wabanaki people, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada

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Creating space: A collective journey toward a culture of inclusion

Members of the University of New Brunswick community have been working hard toward the implementation of the new Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy.

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UNB students attended Daughters of the Vote conference

Equal Voice established the Daughters of the Vote summit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of select women attaining the right to vote in Canada. Third-year UNB law student Lori Wareham is one of the 338 women who was selected to participate in the summit.

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UNB Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing report highlighted achievements, priorities

A community report released by the University of New Brunswick’s CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing has detailed progress to date and outlined priorities for the future.

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Observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi'kmaq Treaty Day

Orange Shirt Day compels everyone to be reflective and commemorate the experiences of survivors, their families and communities. It also sets the stage for sincere dialogue about colonization and anti-Indigenous racism, as well as coming together in the spirit of piluwitahasuwawsuwakon.

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Black History Month posters shared stories of Black New Brunswickers

The Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers poster exhibit campaign is a collaboration between the UNB Art Centre, the Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the Black History Month Organizing Committee at UNB.

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UNB PhD candidate helped develop Black history resource for New Brunswick teachers

Alicia Noreiga-Mundaroy (BEd’11, MEd’16) came to New Brunswick from Trinidad and Tobago in 2018 to pursue her PhD in education at UNB. In the summer of 2020, Noreiga-Mundaroy teamed up with the Black Lives Matter Fredericton Chapter to see what could be done bring Black education into New Brunswick’s curriculum.

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UNB recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women, many of whom were engineering students, on Dec. 6, 1989, at École Polytechnique in Montréal. UNB remembers the women whose lives were taken in this senseless act of gender-based violence, their families and everyone affected by the tragedy.

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Annual Ottilia Chareka lecture asked how Atlantic Canadian education systems can help combat systemic racism

UNB Fredericton’s faculty of education presented the 9th Annual Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture on Education and Social Justice with a panel discussion: How can education systems in Atlantic Canada best respond to calls to combat systemic racism and to adopt anti-racist principles?

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UNB student received top prize in national Indigenous storytelling competition

Spencer Isaac, a student in the bachelor of education program at UNB Fredericton, received the 2021 English-language Award for Excellence in Indigenous Studies, an initiative of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival and McConnell Foundation.

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“Teaching true and detailed Indigenous history is the first step to changing the perception of our people”

Meet Trey Lewis: A UNB alumnus who grew up in a small village named Aldouane, New Brunswick. Trey is a proud member of Elsipogtog First Nation and shares his experiences in hockey, education and growing up in New Brunswick.

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