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Anthroposcream: Fiction Writing in the Climate Crisis

Header image for Anthroposcream. Brids eye view of a dystopian, flooded street. Dark and moody colours with digital distortion.

Creative Writing Workshop with Mike Thorn

Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 pm
Innovation Hub, Research Commons, Harriet Irving Library

This one-hour workshop will address the concept of the Anthropocene, and the fraught relationships between human and nonhuman animals therein. It will also explore the difficulties and possibilities of creative writing within the climate emergency, with some references to the genre-coded opportunities endemic to horror fiction.

Participants will be invited to "free-write" reflections on life within this contemporary, ecologically tenuous moment.

To register, please email Maximum of 20 seats available.
Please note: this event is in conjunction with the Teach-in on Climate Justice, but registration is separate given audience limits. You are welcome to attend other parts of the Teach-in.

UNB Libraries Winter Research Booster II: Leveraging Business Resources

UNB Libraries Winter Research Booster II: Leveraging Business Resources

Get down to business with this 45 minute introduction to leveraging business resources no matter your disciplinary focus, led by librarians Jeannie Bail (Liaison Librarian, Faculty of Management and Renaissance College, UNBF) and Phil Taber (Liaison Librarian, Faculty of Business and the Department of Humanities and Languages, UNBSJ.


11:00 - 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Harriet Irving Library Research Commons' Innovation Hub (Room 316)
This session will be held both online and in person

Onsite walk-ins are welcome!

We will cover:

  • Market Intelligence
  • Using Business Resources for Job Hunting
  • Free and Open Access Business Resources

    Workshop: Introduction to Podcasting and Audio Projects

    Introduction to Podcasting and Audio Projects Workshop with Marc Bragdon

    Thursday March 9th from 1 to 4pm

    Digital Scholarship Hub, Room 320A (in person only)
    Harriet Irving Library Research Commons

    In 3 hours or less - with generous breaks - we will cover the basics of:

    • Microphones
      what they are and how to choose and use them in various recording environments
    • Software for recording and editing
      we will use Audacity since it is freely available for Mac and PC but also talk about more advanced options and why you would consider them
    • Principals of audio story telling
      i.e., how sound shapes a narrative and how to write and edit for an audience of ears 
    • Sound design
      adding music and special effects that serve your story rather than distract from them - and where to find these

    All you need is a laptop or tablet and by the end of our time you'll have your first - albeit very short - podcast along with many ideas and tips for going further.

    To register, please email

    Publish your next paper at no cost

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    Did you know UNB Libraries is covering the cost of publishing in any PLOS journal?

    PLOS is a non-profit, fully open access publisher with a suite of journals in science and medicine. UNB Libraries' two-year All-Titles Agreement provides unlimited APC-free publishing in all PLOS journals for any UNB-affiliated corresponding authors. PLOS publishes the following twelve journals:

    • PLOS Biology
    • PLOS Climate
    • PLOS Computational Biology
    • PLOS Digital Health
    • PLOS Genetics
    • PLOS Global Public Health
    • PLOS Medicine
    • PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
    • PLOS ONE
    • PLOS Pathogens
    • PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
    • PLOS Water

    Publishing Open Access advances information equity by making your research more visible, useful, and more transparent. As a PLOS partner, UNB Libraries researchers can publish Open Access at no cost with select PLOS journals.

    View the Open Access APC Discounts Guide for more information.

    Images of Research / Models of Research Graduate Student Competition

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    A collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons

    Do you ever find it difficult to explain your research to family & friends?

    Show them instead! Capture your work in a single image or 3D printed model and let it tell your story.
    You could WIN prizes up to $500!

    Submissions are accepted between January 31st and March 1st, 2023

    For more information, visit or contact Marc Bragdon

    Winter 2023 Speakeasy Challenge

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    The Speakeasy Challenge is a professional development opportunity for UNB graduate students to gain experience speaking about their research in front of an audience of peers from across disciplines, with diverse expertise.  Maybe you're used to such discussions within a department or specialized group but moving forward in your career, whether courting funders or potential employers, speaking at conferences, assembling diverse teams, or generating public interest in your work, the ability to communicate what your research is about and why it is meaningful to a broader audience is essential.

    And it only comes with practice.  The Graduate Student Association and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons invite you to get a little more practice in with a 15 minute "big picture" presentation on your research in progress. 

    Promotional video featuring UNB graduate students Navpreet Kaur and Sahil Mehta:

    The format is up to you: PowerPoint, multimedia, unscripted, interactive, singing, dancing - anything goes!

    This is intended to be a fun and low-pressure way to learn from one another about all the amazing graduate student research happening at UNB and to receive feedback on how your message translates to non-experts in your field.

    Remember: Fortune favours the brave!

    Please contact Marc Bragdon at to reserve your place

    Sessions are hybrid with the in-person component held in the Innovation Hub of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons. 

    February 10th, 1-2pm

    March 3rd, 1-2pm

    March 24th 1-2pm