Selected Past Events

February 2019: 

From Serbia and Beyond: An Evening of Musical Entertainment Featuring Traditional Songs from Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro

This show, featuring Marina Milenković and Miljan Guberinić, took place Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook. Milenković, also from Serbia, has a Masters degree in music pedagogy and is the coordinator of the International Festival of Poetry Smederevska pesnicka jesen. She established her own non-profit organization, Muzikodrom, and creates many concerts for children and adults. Guberinić is a culturologist and served as director and producer with several theatre companies Serbia. With his co-production performance BRAT, theater PATOS won the most prestigious award for drama in Europe, “Teresa Pomodoro,” which is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy and with the support of the President of the Italian Republic.


November, 2016: Three poems by Stephanie McKenzie (“The Pink Peach Tree (after Van Gogh),” “Six Paintings,” and “Heads of Peasant Women in Brabant” ) were included in the arts exhibition Imagined Worlds: Correlations Between Art & Poetry at Sacred Heart University, curated by Nathan Lewis & Jonas Zdanys. McKenzie also gave a public reading at the opening of the exhibition.

McKenzie, Stephanie. “Spirituality and Art: Emily Carr and Vincent van Gogh.” Transcription of the 4th Annual Henri Nouwen lecture. Box 3. Item SP324. Henri Nouwen Archives. University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON. Click here to download the PDF. 

March 18, 2015: Stephanie McKenzie was invited to present her paper, “Spirituality and Art: Emily Carr and Van Gogh,” for the Henri J.M. Nouwen Lecture in Contemporary Spirituality. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut. For more information click here.

March 19, 2015: Stephanie McKenzie read at The Poetry Institute, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 7 p.m. McKenzie was one of two featured poets for the night.

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October 14, 2014: Stephanie McKenzie gave two readings at Oklahoma City University. Travel and readings were made possible by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and Memorial University.

December 16, 2014: Auntie’s Bookstore. 402 W Main St., Spokane, Washington.

December 19, 2014: Modern Times Bookstore . 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

December 20, 2014: Stephanie McKenzie read at “Under the Influence” (The Emerald Tablet: Creativity Salon) at 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA.

Wendy Robbins

Dr. Wendy Robbins, “Our Slip Is Showing,” Dec. 6, 2013
Grenfell, Atrium, new arts and science extension
Produced by Dr. Stephanie McKenzie and Dr. Shoshannah Ganz.

Women across Canada have made some remarkable gains in recent years, with half the provinces, like Newfoundland and Labrador, now headed by a woman premier, and more women than men graduating from our universities and colleges. However, the income gap between rich and poor in Canada and the gender gap between men and women have been widening. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report ranks Canada in 20th place in 2013, and the research organization Catalyst gives us a grade of “C.”

Dr. Wendy Robbins from UNB, Fredericton, gives a presentation entitled “Our Slip Is Showing: The Status of Women” (Dec. 6, 2013). Click here to view the recording.


Maroon and Mi’kmaq: An International Indigenous Exchange

This symposium was held in the lecture theatre of Grenfell Campus’s new Arts and Science Extension (AS2026), on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5. Click on the poster below to download the full symposium schedule.