As a result of the National Conference of the Canadian Society for Education Through Art held in Fredericton in 2011, representatives from various educational institutes including the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, the University of New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Community College formed a working committee that would investigate the possibility of establishing a Centre for Creativity.

In March 2015, the Atlantic Centre for Creativity was established. The Committee collaborated to develop a formal proposal to host the centre at the University of New Brunswick.

Since 2015, the Centre has sponsored a series of Creative Connections conferences, workshops and presentations, here listed.


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November 2018

A Creative Connections Symposium at Acadia University
November 16th to 17th. Hosted by the School of Education and the Atlantic Centre for Creativity, this Symposium will bring together individuals across disciplines and sectors.


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November 2017

Creative Connections Conference 2017
November 16th to 18th. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.


The Year of Creativity ran for 2015/16 and included 26 different events, which took place across the campus and also throughout the community. 

January 2016

New Music Series presents: The Americas
Saturday, January 23rd , 2016 - 7:30pm. Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. For more information please click here.

Doc Talks
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 – 12.00 with Mary Blatherwick and Sean Lockwood. Harriet Irving Library, UNB. For more information please click here.

Apex Business Plan Competition
Wednesday, Jan. 20– Friday, Jan. 22 2016. Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton. For more information please click here.


February 2016

WIPS (Works in Progress).
Wednesday, February 3rd Carol Wagner:  The Phenomenology of Flow in Piano Learners and Video Gamers.

Creativity and Technology Mini Conference
Wednesday, February 17th & Thursday, February 18th

WIPS (Works in Progress).
Wednesday, Febrary 24th : Mary Blatherwick: Transforming Public Art


March 2016

WIPS (Works in Progress).
Wednesday, March 16th : Matt Rogers: Participatory Film and Video Pedagogies in Atlantic Canadian Social Studies and Literacy Classrooms. With special screening of the short film “a list” William Forestall: An Artist’s Reflections

Design Thinking Mini Conference
Wednesday, March 16th : (part of East Coast Startup Week). Free two-hour sessions on Thinking outside the box, Creating your own brand, and Rapid Prototyping. For more information please click here.

New Music Series presents: La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura
Saturday, March 19th , 2016 at 7:30pm. Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. For more information please click here.

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit Atlantic (YES Atlantic)
Friday & Saturday, March 18th – 19th, 2016. For more information please click here

East Coast Start-Up Week
Monday, March 14th – Sunday, 20th. Fore more information please click here

Student Pitch Competition
For more information please click here.


April 2016

Public Talk  
Monday, April 4th: by Eleni Karavanidou, PhD student "A curse to the, O pen! Copying texts in the 21st century." Carleton 106, UNB, 7PM

Champions for Change
Tuesday, April 19th - Thursday, April 21st. Halifax, NS. For more information please click here

Canadian Open Data Summit
Thursday, April 28th: Saint John, NB. For more information please click here.


June 2016

Music in Care Conference
Thursday, June 3rd, St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB. For more information please click here

4th Annual Social Impact Dialogue
For more information please click here


July 2016

Creativity workshop for educators
Friday, July 8th – Sunday, July 10th


August 2016

Creativity camp for youth (interdisciplinary)
Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th 


October 2015

Dr. Robert Kelly
“Creative Development: Transforming Education through Design Thinking, Innovation and Invention”.
Tuesday October 6th Special Guest Speaker. UNB, Marshall d’ Avray Hall. For more information please click here

George Fry Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, Oct. 15th at 4:30pm. Event held at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. 


November 2015

Ideas Festival
Wednesday to Friday, November 4th – 6th. Created by 21 Inc. For more information please click here.

New Music Series presents: Motion2
Saturday, November 14th , 2015– 7:30pm. Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. For more information please click here

Silverwave Film Festival
Thursday, Nov. 5th –Sunday,  8th. For more information please click here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Monday, Nov. 16th – Sunday, 22nd. For more information please click here

Gov-Maker
Monday, Nov. 23rd – Tuesday, Nov.24th. Delta Hotel, Fredericton. For more information please click here


December 2015

WIPS (Works in Progress)
Wednesday, December 2nd. Mariecke Leavitt: Creativity and Arts-based Learning
Eleni Karavanidou: Educational ecology: Creative Handwriting and its practice in the digital era