Marilyn Noble

BA, BFA, MEd (Adult Education)
Community-Based Adult Educator (People Link)

Phone: (506) 458-5800
Fax: (506) 460-2128
E-mail: mrnoble@nbnet.nb.ca
Website: under construction

Education Summary:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours in French Literature), University of New Brunswick (1974)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art History/Studio Art), Concordia University, Montreal (1976)
  • Management Development Program for Women, University of New Brunswick (1988-1989)
  • Three levels of training in mediation (1996, 1998, 2000)
  • Masters in Adult Education, University of New Brunswick (May 1999)
  • Course on Violence in Society, University of New Brunswick (Fall 2000)

Key Areas of Interest/Expertise:

Marilyn Noble is a community-based adult educator. She organized Nurturing Ourselves, a provincial conference on women's health issues, throughout its first decade. On behalf of the research team on family violence as a workplace issue, she developed the national conference Cutting Deep: Workplace Stress and Family Violence in a Climate of Downsizing (1996). She has worked with people in subsidized housing, the family resource movement, the multicultural community, and a wide range of initiatives related to youth and employment. She has served for four years as animator/facilitator for the Community-Based Committee Concerned About Bullying, a youth-focused bullying reduction initiative funded by the National Crime Prevention Strategy. Marilyn facilitates annual Learning Days on Diversity and Inclusion and on Facilitating Groups for Leadership Fredericton. She teaches a degree credit course for UNB's Faculty of Education on Bridging Difference: Diversity and Inclusion in Adult Learning, and is developing a new course for the Faculty of Business Administration on The Respectful Workplace: Principles and Practices. She believes that to facilitate honest dialogue, enable learning, and encourage consensus building, it is important to establish clear ground rules, create and sustain a safe climate for risk taking, and honour differently acquired wisdom.