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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, 2020-21

Apply by Dec. 1 for the 2021-2022 residency.

David Huebert

The writer-in-residence will be available for email or video consultation—either email him to make an appointment ( or drop in to see him online, Tuesdays 9-10 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. He will also be offering occasional online workshops, free for UNB students and NB residents. Please consult the English Department’s Facebook and Twitter for information on these events.

David Huebert’s work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and was a National Magazine Award nominee (fiction) in 2018 and 2019. David’s fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award, was shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize, and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

David’s poems, stories, and essays have been published in magazines such as The Walrus, enRoute, and Canadian Notes & Queries, and anthologized in Best Canadian Stories. His second collection of poems, Humanimus, will be published in fall 2020. David is currently working on a second collection of short stories and a YA novel, Sick Harbour, co-written with Sarah Sawler. He has taught literature and creative writing at Western University, Dalhousie University, and the University of King’s College.


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.