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Panel Discussion and Student Showcase – Nov. 19th

Panel Discussion and Student Showcase: A UNBF Libraries Common Read event open to all

Join us for a lively evening exploring the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. A Panel Discussion featuring members of the UNB community will be followed by a Showcase of undergraduate student research.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot raises a variety of important issues at the intersection of science, research ethics, race, and poverty.

The book has been read by first year students and many instructors in the Faculties of Arts, Nursing, Renaissance College and Science. Copies are available to be borrowed at each of our libraries.

Conversation will be guided by Dr. Alan Sears’ PhD students from the Faculty of Education.

All are welcome to come and listen or to be part of the discussion.

The reception and showcase are open to all as a celebration of the student projects which have been inspired by UNBF Libraries Common Read.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

7:00  pm, Tilley Hall, Room 303

Followed by a student showcase and reception, Harriet Irving Library


Open Access Town Hall

The Harriet Irving Library is happy to host two Open Access Town Hall sessions next week. Facilitated by the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Mike Nason, each session will include the following:

If you’d like to share your experience with author pay fees, talk about predatory publishing, or even just ask a few clarifying questions about where to find funding agency policies, you’re more than welcome to come.

Attendance is open to any UNB students, faculty, or researchers interested in Open Access.

Choose from two sessions:

Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (HIL 100)
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 (10:00-11:30am)
Thursday, 12 November 2015 (2:30-4:00pm)

For more information, please contact Mike Nason (; 506-452-6325).

Flu Clinic @ HIL

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Friday, Nov. 6th

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Reading Room (Rm. 109), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF

Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff

Please note that you will be required to wait for 20 minutes following your injection for your own safety!


In addition to the HIL Flu Clinic, flu shots are now available at the Student Health Centre and at one of the following clinics on campus:

• Wednesday, Oct 28th: 9:00am – 3:00pm at UNB Student Union Building – basement near food vendors

• Thursday, Oct 29th: 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Head Hall – Gillin Hall D108

• Friday, Oct 30th: 9:00am – 3:00pm at STU –  J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Wednesday, Nov 4th: 9:00am – 3:00pm at University Bookstore

• Thursday, Nov 5th: 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Human Resources Dept., Rm 106 (near HR in Physics & Admin Building)


Cost: $15 for students, $25 for staff and faculty.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

We can only accept cash or cheque at the time of the injection!

Be prepared to wait 20 minutes AFTER your injection.

The REDress Project

The REDress Project is a work by artist Jaime Black which focuses on the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. The art installation project is an aesthetic response to this critical national issue, through which the artist hopes to “draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence” (excerpt from The REDress Project).

The artist Jaime Black will be giving a public talk on Monday, October 26, at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre in Marshall d’Avery Hall, room 356, at 12 pm.

The dresses will be on display in the Harriet Irving Library Commons Cafe from Tuesday, October 27th until Friday, November 6th.

For more information about The REDress Project, please see the following links:

The REDress Project

STU Campus Events: The REDress Project – Public Artist Talk With Jaime Black and Art Installation

University of New Brunswick: Honouring Our Sisters

Pizza & Plagiarism at the HIL

The pizza is free and the workshop just might prove invaluable!

Why do we cite? What does citation have to do with plagiarism? This FREE workshop will help you to understand the importance of citations in your academic writing and will teach you how to use them properly.  You’ll get some practice identifying plagiarism, some tips to keep your work clean, and a couple of FREE SLICES OF PIZZA to top it off!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Milham Room (100)
Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton Campus

Pizza and Plagiarism is a joint initiative offered by UNB Libraries and the UNBF Student Union.

No pre-registration required.  Just show up, learn, and eat!