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Romancing Roberts: Rescheduled for Feb. 28th

Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, born in 1860 in New Brunswick, was a UNB graduate, known as one of the Fathers of Canadian Poetry, and is among those recognized at UNB’s Poets Corner of Canada, a designated historic site. He was also an inveterate correspondent exchanging letters with acquaintances, friends, literati, and several women with whom he was known to have had romantic relationships.

Robert’s letters to Evelyn Smith, about whom little was known, add another name to the list. On Feb. 28th, we will tell the story of how UNB’s Archives & Special Collections came to acquire this previously unknown collection, and to reveal something about the nature of Smith and Robert’s liaison.

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: The Lord Beaverbrook Room, 4th Floor, Harriet Irving Library (an accessible building)

Winter Warmer Series in the HIL

cover of book How Learning Works

7 principles – 7 presenters – 7 faculties

The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering a new series of 7 sessions based on the book How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose et al. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Each session features one of the 7 principles. The 7 presenters come from 7  faculties, and each presenter is free to design the session as s/he wishes.

Find full details about the sessions, including descriptions and times.

All sessions will be in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Sessions are open and free, but pre-registration is required.

February is Black History Month

UNB Libraries offers a variety of resources that support research into black history, such as the following databases:

Find more resources:

Also check out the blog posts on Atlantic Loyalist Connections:

  • “The Importance of the Book of Negroes”
  • “Black Refugees of the War of 1812”

If you are in the Harriet Irving Library, take a look at the Black History Month book display in the Learning Commons in front of the Research Help Desk.

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship: GIS for Humanities Workshop

GIS and Spatial Data for Humanities: Introduction to ESRI’s Story Maps

Date: 11 February 2017, 1pm – 4pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library Data/GIS Lab (HIL 310)

Have you ever wanted to map the spaces and places in a literary or historical work or body of work?  If so, this workshop is for you. UNB Libraries Data/GIS Librarian, Siobhan Hanratty, will introduce you to some basic concepts that will help you on your way.  During this workshop you will use ESRI’s story maps <> templates to situate your data and add text, images, and multi-media content as applicable. Time permitting, we shall also explore sources of data and more robust tools for thematic mapping.

To register, visit

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship is a new series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, and aimed at introducing the UNB community to current topics, tools, and techniques in digital scholarship. For more information on the series, please contact Erik Moore (


Free Film Series: The French New Wave and Its Influences

Thursdays @ 6pm, HIL Milham Room


collage of film posters



  • Jan 5: Les 400 Coups
  • Jan 12: Journey to Italy
  • Jan 19: La Pointe Courte
  • Jan 24: Bob le flameur
  • Feb 2: Les Amants
  • Feb 9: Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Feb 16: Le Beau Serge
  • Feb 23: Lola
  • Mar 2: Paris Nous Appartient
  • Mar 16: Le Signe du Lion
  • Mar 23: Vivre sa Vie
  • Mar 30: Paris vu par