Media Releases



January 25, 2018 St. Thomas University’s Board Chair and President and Vice-Chancellor Respond to the Government of New Brunswick’s Memoranda of Understanding with Publicly Funded Universities
April 9, 2018 St. Thomas University Names André Loiselle Dean of Humanities
April 23, 2018 St. Thomas University to Award Honorary Degrees to the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney at Spring Convocation on May 15




October 24, 2017 Frank and Julie McKenna Make Donation to Support Moot Court Program and TD Bank Supports Capital Campaign at St. Thomas University
October 18, 2017 Award-Winning Writer Christine Morris Named Irving Chair in Journalism
September 18, 2017 McKenna Centre Distinguished Speaker SeriesPublic Lecture September 27 “Educating for Democracy” by Hon. Margaret McCain
September 12, 2017 Universities and Student Unions at STU and UNB Partner with the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship to Host United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training on Oct. 21st
September 6, 2017 Jack Walsh BA’75, Tom Isaac BA’87 and Michelle Arévalo BA’04 to Receive Carolyn Layden-Stevenson Distinguished Alumni Awards at Gala Dinner on October 14
August 17, 2017 Health Research Chair in Community Health and Aging Established
June 28, 2017 Susan Machum Named Dean of Social Sciences at St. Thomas University
June 5, 2017 How Do Popular Symbols Affect National Identity? Public Lecture Series June 8-9
June 1, 2017 UNB, STU and NBCC work together to combat campus sexual assault
May 5, 2017 Health Research Chair on Cannabis Established
April 13, 2017 St. Thomas University to Honour Alex Neve and Sandra Irving at Spring Convocation May 9
March 8, 2017 McKenna Centre Distinguished Speaker Series Public Lecture March 14 “Educating for Democracy” by Hon. Margaret McCain
February 15, 2017 William Schabas to Deliver Lodhi Lecture in Human Rights “Fifteen Years of Global Justice? – The International Criminal Court”
January 23, 2017 Journal of New Brunswick Studies Releases Issue Examining New Brunswick’s Resource Economy


December 2, 2016 Matthew Hayes Named Canada Research Chair in Global and International Studies — Research Will Examine North-South Transnational Migration and Global Inequalities
November 21, 2016 Public Lecture – Nov. 23 at 7 pm “A Dystopian Parable? – Incarcerating the Mentally Ill in the United States and Canada” by Dr. Joshua Price
November 15, 2016 Sally Armstrong to Deliver Vigod Memorial Lecture in Human Rights
November 15, 2016 Theatre St. Thomas Presents “The Trickster of Seville and His Stone Guest” Nov. 16-19 in the Black Box Theatre
November 9, 2016 St. Thomas University and Faculty Association Ratify Collective Agreements
November 4, 2016 McKendy Memorial Lecture Monday, Nov. 7 “Contemporary Human Trafficking: Ways of Seeing and Not Seeing the Real Survivors and Stories” Dr. Maria De Angelis
October 31, 2016 Science and Technology Studies Lecture – Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 PM “The Plastic Island That Isn’t There: How Absences Matter for Science and the Ocean”
October 31, 2016 Peter Forestell, QC Named Chair of Board of Governors and Tammy Augustine and Phillippe Ouellette Join Board
October 20, 2016 Journal of New Brunswick Studies Releases Issue Examining Challenges for Small Communities in the Province
October 11, 2016 Documentary Film and Discussion with Paul Chaput – “Planting Stories, Feeding Communities: Knowledge, Indigenous Peoples, and Film”
September 27, 2016 Public Lecture – Jennifer Brant on Recent Research on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
September 14, 2016 Catherine Gidney Part of “Emerging Generation of Intellectual Leadership” as Adjunct Professor Elected to Royal Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
August 22, 2016 Data Centre consolidation means savings for higher-ed in NB and PEI
June 30, 2016 Jodi (Hutchinson) Misheal Appointed Interim Vice-President (Advancement)
May 30, 2016 Kim Fenwick Appointed Vice-President Academic and Research
May 30, 2016 Researchers to Host a “Citizen’s Deliberation” on Energy Policy
May 18, 2016 Board of Governors Approves Budget for 2016-17
April 4, 2016 St. Thomas University Cancels Men’s Hockey Program
March 9, 2016 Public Talk and Book Launch March 15 “Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands” by Brian Cuthbertson
February 23, 2016 Roz Guggi to Deliver Irving Chair in Journalism Lecture on Feb. 25 “Media Upheaval: What the Seismic Shifts in the News Business Mean for Consumers and Tomorrow’s Journalists”
February 18, 2016 Roger Clinch BA’68 and Stephen Ward BA’73 to Receive Carolyn Layden-Stevenson Distinguished Alumni Award at STU Gala Dinner on April 30
February 15, 2016 “R2P and the Syrian Conflict: Lessons Learned from Rwanda” Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to Deliver Lodhi Memorial Lecture Feb. 18
January 29, 2016 St. Thomas University and NB Power to Collaborate on Community Engagement and Student Experiential Learning Opportunities
January 28, 2016 “Not Adapting is NOT an Option” McKenna Centre Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Blair Feltmate on Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events February 3 at 7 pm
January 26, 2016 St. Thomas University and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to Kick Off New Partnership with Exhibition at the Yellow Box Gallery Opening Jan. 28


December 10, 2015 Bill Whalen, Francis McBrearty and Christine Cornell Named to Board of Governors
December 9, 2015 St. Thomas University’s Vice-President (Academic and Research) Dr. Barry Craig Named Principal of Huron University College
November 18, 2015 “In the Footsteps of Evangeline” BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet to Deliver the Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism Tuesday, November 24 at 8 pm
November 17, 2015 Public Lecture by Hon. Wally Oppal, QC, on British Columbia’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm
November 13, 2015 Annual Science and Technology Studies Lecture “Caught on their Own Hook? Chimerism Conundrums and the Perils of Popularizing Science” by Dr. Aryn Martin, York University Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 pm
October 30, 2015 “After the Election: Where Next for Canada and Human Rights?” Public Lecture by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada Wednesday, November 4 at 6 pm
October 26, 2015 Public Lecture by Julie Kaye “Mobilizing Collective Outrage from the West to the Atlantic: Canada’s Violence Against Indigenous Women” Wednesday, October 28 at 7 pm
October 22, 2015 Public Lecture and Music Recital by Samuel Rocha “Imagine the Real: Fidelity, Improvisation, Witness” Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm
October 21, 2015 McKendy Memorial Lecture on Narrative “Meaning, Recovery and Psychosis: A Role for Narrative in Psychiatry” by Philip Thomas Monday, October 26 at 7 pm
September 29, 2015 Public Lecture – Friday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm “Learning to Be Old: Understanding Ageism” Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard, Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Research and Analysis
September 18, 2015 Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice Lecture Dr. Paul Gendreau on “What We Know About ‘Reforming’ Offenders and Managing Prisons Effectively: Implications for Public Policy
August 12, 2015 St. Thomas University Partnering with HBX of the Harvard Business School to Offer Students CORe Fundamentals of Business Program
July 28, 2015 Hon. Graydon Nicholas Named to the Endowed Chair in Native Studies
July 3, 2015 Kyle McAllister Named Head Coach of Men’s Varsity Hockey Team
July 2, 2015 Journal of New Brunswick Studies Releases Issue Examining Sustainability of Small Communities in the Province
June 30, 2015 Men’s Hockey Program Will Have a New Head Coach for Upcoming Season
June 25, 2015 St. Thomas University Renews Dawn Russell’s Term as President and Vice-Chancellor
May 20, 2015 Board of Governors Approves Budget for 2015-16
May 1, 2015 Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research to Honour Professors Sara MacDonald and Julia Torrie at Spring Convocation
May 1, 2015 Service to the University and Society - Professor Sue McKenzie-Mohr to be Recognized for Excellence at Convocation
Apr. 30, 2015 Model UN Event to Inspire Excellence in Maritime Youth
Apr. 16, 2015 Honourary Degrees to be Awarded to Novelist Mark Helprin and Community Leader Eleanor McCloskey May 12
Apr. 9, 2015 “The Tales that Bind: A Narrative Model for Living and Helping in Rural Communities” Faculty Book Launch April 10
Mar. 24, 2015 Celebration of Faith in Diversity Sunday, March 29 at 1 pm
Mar. 23, 2015 “Experiencing Human Rights: How Inclusion in Schools Educates a New Generation to a Human Rights Perspective” - Gordon Porter to Deliver Annual Lodhi Lecture in Human Rights - Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm
Mar. 23, 2015 “What Proofs about God Really Prove” Author Nathan Schneider to Deliver Bishop Dollard Lecture - Thursday, March 26 at 5 pm
Mar. 20, 2015 Turning Ideas Into Action: School of Social Work Annual Social Action Fair Set for March 23
Mar. 19, 2015 McKenna Centre for Communications and Public Policy Distinguished Speaker Series - “Rescuing Democracy from Politics” – An Evening with Elizabeth May March 23
Mar, 19, 2015 Research Reception on Language and Identity in New Brunswick Friday, March 20 at 2:30 pm
Mar. 16, 2015 Science and Technology Studies Annual Lecture - “In Labels We Trust: Examining the Science, Regulation and Marketing of Food” by Dr. Irena Knezevic, Carleton University
Mar. 10, 2015 “Beyond Polling and ‘Branding’ – Why Ideas and Policy Need to Matter More in Politics” Former Ontario Premier and Liberal Party of Canada Leader Bob Rae to Deliver Lecture on the Importance of Community Engagement on Tough Policy Issues Thursday, March 12th at 4 pm
Jan. 26, 2015 “Global Protests and Resistance in the 21st Century” Public Lecture Wednesday, Jan. 28 Dr. Besim Can Zirh, of the Middle East Technical University
Jan. 9, 2015 St. Thomas University and Atlantic Institute on Aging Establish Partnership to Advance Research and Public Outreach on Aging Issues
Jan. 8, 2015 Dr. Michael Dawson Appointed Associate Vice-President (Research) at St. Thomas University