Annual conference of the Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Centennial Park Rotary Lodge, Rotary Lodge Lane, Moncton (please note change in location!)

Art is powerful. Whether we are talking about paintings, photography, theatre, film – all of these can evoke strong emotions and lead to important dialogue. Why is it important to learn about and through art? How can we use art to spark conversations and motivate people – young and old – around environmental issues, social justice, and the similarities and differences that make us human?

Join us to explore these themes with artists, educators, and community leaders from across New Brunswick.

  • Understand the pedagogical reasons for using art to educate with Sabine Lebel, Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at the University of New Brunswick
  • Explore the ways in which artists and educators are using art to spark dialogue on important issues
  • Gain insights on perspectives on urban and rural sustainability with Céline Surette, Université de Moncton, and Matt Rogers, University of New Brunswick
  • Enjoy a musical theatre performance about the life cycle of bees with Mario LeBreton and Delphine Porcherot, Le Pays de la Saguine

For teachers! Release time
for four teachers (two each from Anglophone & Francophone sectors) will be covered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Draft Agenda
8:30-9:00   Registration & Networking  
9:00-9:15 Ocean of Wisdom
Oceans of Wisdon Hokusai
Welcome & Introductions  
9:15-9:30 The Persistence of Memory
Salvador DaliThe Persistence of Memory Salvador Dali
What's new with the Sustainability Education Alliance? Raissa Marks, NB Environmental Network
Roland Chiasson, Nature NB
Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB
9:30-10:15 The Dream Bed
Frida KahloThe Dream Bed Frida Khalo
Sustainable Impact: Queering Art Education and the Environment Sabine LeBel, University of New Brunswick
10:15-10:30   Break  
10:30-11:00 Study of Hands
Leonardo da Vinci
Study of Hands Leonardo da Vinci
Perspectives on Sustainability: Urban and Rural Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
11:00-11:15 The Tree of Life
Gustav Klimt
The Tree of Life Gustav Klimt
Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN) Project Matt Rogers, University of New Brunswick
11:15-11:45 Femme avec des fleurs
Romaine Brooks
Femme avec des fleurs Romaine Brooks
Using Art to Create Dialogue about Environmental Issues Marie Maltais, University of New Brunswick
11:45-12:00 Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird
Frida Kahlo
Artists in NB: Critical link between the environment and the public Julie Forgues, Université de Moncton
12:00-12:45 Le déjeuner
Claude Monet
Le déjeuner Claude Monet
12:45-1:25 Another World
M. C. Escher
Another World M.C. Escher
Art & the Great Outdoors Great Minds Think Outside trainers:
Roland Chiasson, Aster Group
Serge LaRochelle, Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne
Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB
1:25-2:15 Bal du moulin de la Galette,
Pierre-August Renoir
Bal du moulin de la Galette Pierre August Renoir
"Enchantment of the Bees" Musical Theatre Performance Mario LeBreton and Delphine Porcherot, Le Pays de la Sagouine
2:15-2:30   Break  
2:30-3:10 Le rêve
Pablo Picasso
Le reve 1932
Advancing Sustainability Education in New Brunswick through Art Group discussions
3:10-3:50 Café Terrace at night
Vincent van Gogh
Café Terrace at night Vincent van Gogh
Gallery Walk Photovoice: Women and Mining in Indonesia, Tracy Glynn, University of New Brunswick
ArtsSmarts with Andrea Gaujacq, NB Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Exploring Fundy through videos with Jennifer Dingman, Fundy Biosphere Reserve
Productions Aulnes with Renelle LeBlanc and Danis Comeau
Photovoice: Cumulative Impacts in a Watershed, Wanzor Beaubrun, Université de Moncton
3:50-4:00   Wrap up   

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