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Throughout the year the MMFC hosts several knowledge transfer events including conferences, webinars, lunch and learns, family violence prevention month activities and more.

The MMFC Research Day is an in-person event highlighting the work of its researchers and associated community members addressing the many complexities of family violence.

Wednesday 26 October from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

UNB Wu Centre: 6 Duffie Drive, Fredericton.

$85 + HST.

Register now! (using course code: CPTR 6502)

Each year, over the month of November, in partnership with researchers, collaborators, and stakeholders, the MMFC hosts a variety of events on topics related to Family Violence Prevention, work and services. These are delivered either face to face or virtually.


November 15, 2022 | Webinar

Essential Skills for Interviewing Children
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Presenters: Dr. Martine Powell and Dr. Sonja Brubacher
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November 30, 2022 | Webinar

The Journey Project: Providing Trauma-Informed Legal Support to Survivors
Date: Wednesday, November 30th
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Presenter:  Emma Duke (she/her) is a registered social worker in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has worked in the human service field for over a decade, both in community and the non-profit sector. Emma joined the Journey Project as a Legal Support Navigator in 2019, bringing her own lived experiences to the work that she does. She provides direct support to survivors of sexual violence from a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens.

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This webinar is presented by the Atlantic Community of Practice of the national project: Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings.

Past events

Respectful Workplace Week 2022: Beyond COVID

This bilingual series was sponsored by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, the Province of New Brunswick, PLEIS NB, NBPower, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and WorksafeNB.

Respectful Workplace Week Recordings:

September 6 – Day 1: Addressing Systemic Discrimination
Addressing Systemic Discrimination Under the New Brunswick Human Rights Act by: Marc-Alain Mallet
Commissioner on Systemic Racism: The Journey of Exploring Systemic Racism in New Brunswick by: Dr. Manju Varma’
JEDI presenting Indigenous Reconciliation in the Workplace by: Ashley Brooks & Nisa Kennedy
Othering Women Firefighters by: Dr. Carmen Poulin

September 7 – Day 2: Tips and Tools Contributing to Healthy Workplaces
De-Escalating Customers and Clients by: Nicole Smith
A New Brunswick-based project developing tools to address sexual harassment in the workplace by: Amber Chisholm
Services and learning opportunities for employers and employees by: Lisa LaForge
Responding to domestic violence in the workplace: It's Your Business by: Silke Brabander & Jennie Wilson
Boosting conflict management competency in your workplace by: Kelly VanBuskirk
Emotionally Intelligent communication by: Sally Wells

September 8 – Day 3: Trauma-Informed Workplaces
Nurses: How Are You? by: Cathy Rogers
Labour Perspectives on workplace psychological health and safety in healthcare & long-term care  panel discussion by: Cathy Rogers, Norma Robinson, & Sharon Teare



Each year, Nov. 1 marks the beginning of Family Violence Prevention Month. The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research remains deeply committed to being part of solution to family violence in New Brunswick and beyond and we want you to be part of that solution too. Together we can, and will, be part of the solution to family violence.

During Family Violence Prevention month, in partnership with researchers, collaborators, and stakeholders, the MMFC typically hosts a series of Online Lunch & Learns (via Zoom) around a variety of topics related to Family Violence Prevention, work and services. These events are free but registration is required.

November 2021 (Recordings)

  • Introduction to the MMFCs Family Violence Issues Certificate Program with Danie Gagnon (will be back up soon!)

November 2020 (Recordings)