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UNB’s English program offers you the chance to work with award-winning authors, bond with fellow students and listen to emerging and established Canadian authors.


Writer-in-residence, 2021-22

Phoebe Wang

Rm 245-2 Carleton 

Drop-in office hours: Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

Individual appointments: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. AST

Apply by Dec. 1 for the 2022-2023 residency.

Hello! I’m honoured to be serving as the University of New Brunswick’s Writer-in-Residence for the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. My approach to working with writers and students is to create a safe, confidential, and respectful space. I have worked with individuals and communities with diverse identities, and I advocate for anti-racism and equity in writing and publishing. I have also worked with individuals who are English Language Learners and who have different abilities and accommodations. A child of immigrants, I am also a settler. I value Indigenous ways of knowing and being and acknowledge the traditional territories on Turtle Island where I live and create.

Phoebe Wang


Phoebe Wang (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese-Canadian writer and educator. Her first collection of poetry, Admission Requirements (McClelland and Stewart, 2017) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award and her second, Waking Occupations, is forthcoming in 2022. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Brick, The Globe & Mail, The New Quarterly, The Unpublished City Vol. 1, Refuse: Canlit in Ruins and What the Poets Are Doing. She delivers workshops through Poetry in Voice, serves as a poetry editor with The Fiddlehead magazine, and has mentored emerging writers of colour through Diaspora Dialogues. She works as a Writing and Learning Consultant with OCAD University in Toronto.

Learn more about Phoebe’s activities or make an appointment to see her!

Read Echo Chamber, a collection of stories written collaboratively online during the pandemic. The project was facilitated and edited by David Huebert as UNB's 2020-21 Writer-in-Residence.


Albert Ross Undergraduate English Society

The Albert Ross Undergraduate English Society seeks to cultivate a strong sense of community in the UNB English department for undergraduate students. Students from any faculty are welcome to join.

Through its events, students can develop stronger professional ties and friendly relationships with their professors.

According to legend, the original Albert Ross Society got its name from an undergraduate student’s essay on Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

The student did not read the poem, but incorporated what he had overheard about it from other students. The student, having misunderstood the word “albatross,” re-invented the bird as a man named “Albert Ross.”

After a hiatus, the society re-launched in 2017.

The Albert Ross Undergraduate English Society can be reached at


Visiting Writers Series

For decades, the Department of English has organized readings and reading tours by a diverse range of emerging and established Canadian authors, including Craig Davidson, Liz Howard, Lee Maracle, Don McKay, Heather O'Neill and Eden Robinson.

The English department’s readings are free and open to all members of the public. By inviting to Fredericton a wide range of authors working in multiple genres and from many points of view, we hope to contribute to our audience’s engagement with and appreciation of the literary arts.