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Next week in Fredericton

October 25, 2008

[Campus events from the Fredericton Peace Coalition Community Calendar:]

HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK AT ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY:

During Human Rights Week, the university community and general public are invited to attend a number of events focusing on local, regional and international human rights themes and issues. The week begins on October 27th, with the 18th annual Dr. Bernie Vigod Memorial Lecture Series in Human Rights which will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the contributions of New Brunswick native John Peters Humphrey who wrote the document’s initial draft. The lecture will be held in the Ted Daigle Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. On October 28th, students and the public are invited to attend a guest lecture by Tracy Glynn of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick who will discuss the links between human rights and environmental justice. The lecture will be held in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 102 at 7:00 p.m.

On October 29th, Human Rights Week will host a panel discussion on the policy and use of tasers by law enforcement agencies within Canada and Fredericton. Fredericton Police Chief Barry MacKnight and criminology professor Dr. Boudreau will inform our audience on training requirements, classification of tasers as a weapon, and rules of implementation. The panel will be held in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 101 at 7:00 p.m. Human Rights Week will hold its final event on October 30th, inviting students and the public to attend a guest lecture on mandatory retirement and the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission’s role in bringing New Brunswick (Human Rights Commission) v. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. before the Supreme Court of Canada with UNB law professor Jula Hughes. The lecture will be held in Brian Mulroney Hall Room 101 at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Human Rights programme and the Atlantic Human Rights Centre. Click here for more info.

THURS, OCT 30: PANCAKES ON CAMPUS:

The Friends of the UNB Woodlot and the Fredericton Chapter of the Conservation Council will be serving pancakes on campus – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thurs, Oct 30 at the Science Library, UNB. Some things should be flat, but the UNB Woodlot is not one of them. For more info, email woodlotwatch@gmail.com.

THURS, OCT 30: FILM SCREENING OF THE UNDERLYING THREAT:

Film screening at 7:00 PM, Thurs, Oct 30 at LBH 146, Bailey Hall (Biology Building), UNB. Film followed by discussion with Rick Cunjak of the Canadian Rivers Institute and the filmmaker Kevin Matthews. For more info, contact Tracy at forest@conservationcouncil.ca or call 458-8747.

THURS, OCT 30: MEET MELYNDA JARRATT, AUTHOR OF CAPTURED HEARTS, CANADA’S WAR BRIDES:

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall, St. Thomas University. For more info, call (506) 450-4251.

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