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8th ANNUAL NEW BRUNSWICK HEALTH RESEARCH CONFERENCE – 2016

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NBCC Wellbeing app

New Brunswick Community College Wellbeing committee and the Mobile First Technology Initiative have developed a mental wellbeing app that provides trusted information about mental...

Rogers Small Business Centre in Fredericton hosts networking event

As part of their Small Business Centres launch across the country, Rogers has been hosting free networking events in order to promote local Small...

Helping Refugees in Europe Get Connected to the Internet

Phone shop at Za'atari's Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. Source: Zaa'tari Refugee Camp Facebook page. Smartphones have become a lifeline for refugees during their...

History flows through it

History flows through it If the Saint John River could talk, it would have grand stories to tell of the history of Fredericton,...

Sunrise at Kitty Hawk, April 8, 2016

When Wilbur and Orville Wright asked the US Weather Bureau the location of the windiest place in America, the answer they received was on...

Want to Understand Global Inequality? Juxtapose the Panama Papers and the...

Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India. Looking out across the bay at some of the most expensive land in the world. PHOTO: Shreyans Bhansali (CC BY-NC-SA...

Past Adventures With Elements Of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ American Socialism

In the fall of 1979 I was in Boston for a time and wanted to take in things a city like Boston had to...

My Mother’s Ten Commandments and Political-Economy in New Brunswick Today

Many years ago, nearly forty to be more precise, I was reading thinkers from both the  Christian religious tradition and that of the more...

Socrates and the Pig

The story about Socrates (lived in Athens 469-399 BCE) is that he was told by the Oracle that he was the wisest of men....

A Struggling Economy Means New Taxes and Belt-Tightening for the People...

“Calculating Taxes Up And Down.” image by Ken Teegardin. CC 2.0. Consumers’ nightmares have come to life in Trinidad and Tobago as they struggle to...

God and Rules

Image source iStockphoto/ Thinkstock found on http://www.rizzarr.com/2013/02/14/being-uncomfortable-for-god/ From our previous look at big questions the set of answers we'll consider here are: God exists and...

Doubt and Happiness

Doubt and Happiness You may recall that this view holds we don't know what everything is made of because we can't know anything for certain and...

Atoms and Gold

One set of possible answers to the six biggest questions was that everything is made of atoms, that we know this for certain because...

Philosophy and The News

Knowledge, Communication, and Time There are recurring news stories expressing concern over literacy rates among the citizens of New Brunswick and the performance of New...

The 6 Biggest Questions

We found ourselves facing many questions, so let's simplify. "Really? Simplify?" you say. I guess we'll see. What's the biggest question you can think of?...

What’s Really Real?

We've seen that change, including motion, presents a puzzle: we see it but it's impossible. If so, there must be a distinction between how things...

Change Part II: The River and the Arrow

Replacing bricks in a wall one at a time leads to the question of whether we ever wind up with a new wall (see Change...

Change Part I: The Incremental Wall

This is the second issue in a series that began with the question about a man going around a squirrel. The issue Imagine a brick wall....

Going Round the Squirrel Part II

This post continues a discussion outlined in Part I concerning whether a man that walks around a tree goes around the squirrel on the opposite side...

Going Round the Squirrel Part I

The Issue In 1904 William James delivered a lecture entitled What Pragmatism Means in which he illustrates his position with an anecdote about a camping...

Dr. Sam Rocha ‘fesses Up

On the evening of Tuesday, October 27th, Dr. Sam Rocha delivered the annual Bishop Dollard Lecture entitled, “Imagine the Real: Fidelity, Improvisation, Witness."  Fittingly,...

Preparing For What Is To Come: Hurricane Arthur, Political Elections, Justice,...

Introduction The recent storm brought home to many of us the inter-dependence of technical, moral, and political issues. Our world changed dramatically in a matter...

Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home (May 24/15, Pentecost Sunday) can be read or interpreted as making five...

A Modern Story: Socrates and the Sophists

A recent communication with a colleague prompted a little meditation on the role of the perennial tradition of philosophy that has its roots with...