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UNB Saint John Arts Fair

Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice.

The faculty of arts will host a select group of local grade 10 and 11 students on the Saint John campus as part of their first annual Arts Fair. The one-day event will give students the opportunity to attend a university class; hear from professors, current students and alumni; and more.

  • Date: Friday, March 20
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: UNB Saint John campus

If you interested in attending the fair, please speak with your teacher of school guidance counsellor; or email for more information.

General inquiries: 

Schedule of events

9 a.m. | Whitebone Lounge | Welcome
Dr. Heidi MacDonald, Dean of Arts and Patrick Hickey, President, Student Representative Council

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. | UNB classes
Students are invited to attend one the following regular UNB classes. Sign up is required.

  • SOCI 1001: Intro to Sociology, “Dignity in Exile”; Understanding homelessness through photos and videos”, Dr Eric Weissman, HH 125
  • ED 5032: Inclusion from the Early Years, “Inclusive Strategies”, Dr Beth Keyes, GH 314
  • ENGL 1001: Introduction to the Study of English Literature, “Riel Nason, The Town That Drowned, (Building the Mactaquac Dam in the 1960s), Mr. Mark Henderson, OH 103
  • SPAN 1204: Introduction to Spanish II, “BUEN VIAJE” (“Have a good trip”), Mr. Pedro Serrano, HH126
  • HIST 2102: Europe & the World after 1800, “Life in the Trenches in World War I”, Dr Cheryl Fury, OH 106
  • POLS 1201 Canadian Politics I, “Why is Justin Trudeau Prime Minister? Understanding Canada’s electoral system”, Dr. JP Lewis, OH 104

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | World Café

Student guests will learn about various Arts disciplines, courses and research in small groups facilitated by professors and senior students.

Professors: Dr. JP Lewis (Political Science), Dr. Eric Weissman (Sociology), Dr. Louis Belanger (French), Dr. Patrick Eldridge (Philosophy), Dr. Margaret Anne Smith (Arts Careers), Dr. Heidi MacDonald (History), Dr. Lisa Best (Psychology), Dr. Wade Nelson (Communications) and Dr. Sandra Bell (English)

12 – 12:50 p.m. | Baird Dining Hall | Lunch and optional campus tours

1 – 1:30 p.m. | UNB classes
Students are invited to attend one of the following regular UNB classes. Sign up is required.

  • SOCI 4503: Research Seminar in Popular Culture, “History of Hip in American Popular Culture”, Dr Joe Galbo, IH 106
  • COMS 3101: Sport, Health and Media Lecture, “Hockey, Concussions and the Media”, Dr. Wade Nelson, OH 103
  • PSYC 2401: Social Psychology, “Liars, Nazis, and Zombies: Real life and virtual influences on our behavior”, Dr. Jonathon Wilbiks, Dr. David Speed and Dr. Moira Law, room: TBA

1:40 – 2:45 p.m. | Location: TBD | Arts Career Panel

2:45 – 3 p.m. | Closing Remarks | Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President, UNB Saint John

Arts career panel

Li SongLi Song has lived, studied, worked and volunteered in Canada since 2002. Currently the Managing Director of PRUDE Inc., she has degrees in arts and education from UNB Saint John. Her work with newcomers has been widely recognized, and she received the U35 Young Alumni Award in 2016, was named Outstanding Volunteer by the City of Saint John in 2016, was awarded the YMCA Peace Medal in 2017 and was named one of the Top 25 Immigrants in the Maritimes in 2018.

Graeme Stewart-RobertsonGraeme Stewart-Robertson has served as the Executive Director of ACAP Saint John since October 2014. He has degrees in history and geography from UNB Saint John and Memorial, and has over twelve years of experience in designing, implementing and managing community-based projects. Graeme is recognized as the local authority on the geographic characteristics of a number of New Brunswick watersheds, and has authored published reports on ecological restoration and urban environmental sustainability.

Julia WrightJulia Wright is the host of CBC Information Morning in Saint John, N.B. Julia is a “Johner” born and raised, though she left the city long enough to get her BA at UNB Fredericton and Masters in English at McGill University in Montreal. Before she joined the public broadcaster in 2016, Julia was a columnist for Vice and the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, and an associate editor at Civilized. Earlier, she founded and edited two independent publications that showcased Saint John stories, characters and creators: Hard Times in the Maritimes and The Tempest.

Lily NaufftsLily Nauffts is from Saint John, NB. She graduated from UNB Saint John in 2018 with a bachelor of arts, majoring in politics and was awarded the Sandra Irving Scholarship in 2017-18. After working in student recruitment for UNB, she now works in Talent Management at Irving Oil.