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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: About the Program

Table of Contents About the Renaissance College Leadership Program.............................................. 1 What is the Renaissance College Leadership Program? ............................................................. 1 What is a Bachelor of Philosophy? ............................................................................................. 1 How long does it take to earn a BPhil? ....................................................................................... 1 What is a credit hour (ch)? .......................................................................................................... 1 What can I study for my minor? ................................................................................................. 2 What topics will be covered in my Renaissance College Courses?............................................ 3 Registering for Courses: ...................................................................................................... 7 How do I register for my courses? .............................................................................................. 7 Academic Advising ..................................................................................................................... 8 Orientation .............................................................................................................................. 10 When is Orientation? ................................................................................................................ 10 What are the activities? Renaissance College (UNB) ............................................................. 10 Financial Matters .................................................................................................................. 11 How much does it cost to attend Renaissance College? ........................................................... 11 Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes and Awards ............................................................................. 12 Financial Support for all Students............................................................................................. 14 How do I apply for the Work-Study Program? ......................................................................... 14 Residence Life ........................................................................................................................ 14 Where are campus residences located? ..................................................................................... 14 Getting “in” and “out” of a residence room .............................................................................. 14 More about the Maggie Jean Chestnut house and residence .................................................... 15 Who are the people in my residence? ....................................................................................... 16 How much does it cost to live on and off campus? .................................................................. 16 What should I bring to my residence? ...................................................................................... 17 Residence and Apartment resources ......................................................................................... 19 The Journey of University Life: ................................................................................................ 20 Important Contacts & Dates ............................................................................................ 21 Important Contacts .................................................................................................................... 21 Academic Support Services ...................................................................................................... 21 Student Based Services ............................................................................................................. 21 Libraries .................................................................................................................................... 22 Campus & Community Resources ............................................................................................ 22 Staff of Renaissance College .................................................................................................... 22 Some Important Dates the fall term 2008 ................................................................................. 24 Additional Information....................................................................................................... 25

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: About the Program

About the Renaissance College Leadership Program What is the Renaissance College Leadership Program? The Renaissance College Leadership Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers its students an opportunity to receive breadth and depth in their degree. Students take a variety of courses, all designed to help develop true leadership skills. Graduates of Renaissance College receive a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership (BPhil).

What is a Bachelor of Philosophy? A Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree does not refer to the discipline, or study of philosophy. Instead the name „Bachelor of Philosophy‟ was chosen because of the Greek origins of the word “philos”, which means – love of knowledge. The BPhil degree prepares students for future study and/or employment in a wide variety of fields (ie: law, education, public administration, medicine, business). To graduate with a BPhil, students must also complete a disciplinary minor and a comprehensive student portfolio.

How long does it take to earn a BPhil? The Renaissance College program is offered in three academic years and two summers. *Students transferring credits from other academic institutions may not have to take all of the required electives. This will be determined through academic advising with the College Coordinator.

What is a credit hour (ch)? Each course at university is assigned credit hours. This indicates the level of work required to complete the course. Generally, a term course (Fall Term [Sep to Dec] or Winter Term [Jan to April]) will be worth 3 credit hours if there are 3 hours of class per week. Therefore, a full year course (Fall and Winter Terms [Sept to April]) will be worth 6 credit hours. Of course, there are exceptions, for example: a lab is usually 2 credit hours. Each degree at UNB requires that you complete a minimum number of credit hours (ch) to graduate. The Renaissance College BPhil is 129 credit hours (ch). You have 42 ch to take any courses that interest you at UNB. However, keep in mind, that in order to graduate with a BPhil you need to complete a minor. To complete a minor you will generally require 24 ch of approved courses within one discipline. *It is also very important that you keep in contact with your academic advisor and minor program advisor throughout your studies for information on courses that best suit your needs and interests.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: About the Program

Year ONE

Year TWO

Year THREE

(Fall)

(Fall)

(Fall)

RCLP 1001 3 ch RCLP 1111 6 ch RCLP 1021 3 ch RCLP 1011 3 ch RCLP 1010 (cont’d) + 1 elective 3 ch

RCLP 3002 RCLP 2001 RCLP 2014 RCLP 2020 + 3 electives

(Winter) RCLP 1112 RCLP 1042 RCLP 1052 RCLP 1062 RCLP 1010 + 1 elective

6 ch 3 ch 3 ch 3 ch 2 ch 3 ch 32ch RC + 6 ch electives 38 ch

Summer 1 RCLP 2023

3 ch 3 ch 3 ch (cont’d) 9 ch

(Winter) RCLP 2002 RCLP 1031 RCLP 2020 +3 electives

Summer 2 12 ch RCLP 3046

3 ch 3 ch 2 ch 9 ch

17 ch RC + 18 ch electives 35ch

RCLP 4028 RCLP 4040 RCLP 4001 + 3 electives

(cont’d) (cont’d) 3 ch 9ch

(Winter) RCLP 4028 RCLP 4002 RCLP 4040

6ch 3 ch 2 ch

+ 3 electives

9 ch

14 ch RC + 18 ch electives 32 ch

12 ch Program total 129 ch

What can I study for my minor? Anthropology (Culture and Economy) Applied Science Business Administration Biology Chemistry Classics Classical Studies Computer Science Economics English English Language and the Linguistics of English Environmental Studies Fine Arts Forestry French Geology German

German Studies History International Development Studies Mathematics MCAT (minor equivalent for med students) Multimedia Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public Policy Russian and Eurasian Studies Sociology Spanish Statistics Women‟s Studies World Literature and Culture Studies

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses

What topics will be covered in my Renaissance College Courses?

Contemporary social issues, topics, and events play a significant role in our Renaissance College courses. International, national, provincial and community events play a role in our curriculum that is designed to engage students in the real world. We look at these topics from multiple perspectives and disciplinary approaches to encourage our studentâ€&#x;s curiosity and understanding. The actual courses are listed below. RCLP 1001 - Leadership Foundations Students will be introduced to the philosophical and historical foundations of leadership theory and practice. Furthermore, they will study theories and models of leadership. Finally, they will explore their own as well as othersâ€&#x; potential to contribute to leadership processes. The course will focus on developing student skills in academic reading and writing, self management and presentation, to enhance their leadership abilities. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Knowing-Self-And-Others (primary) and Personal-Well-Being (secondary) learning outcomes of Renaissance College. RCLP 1010 - Formative Learning Portfolio I Portfolio Module I introduces students to the role and purpose of learning portfolios, the concept and development of meta-analysis and its application to the notion of growth and competency within each of the Renaissance College Learning Outcomes. RCLP 1011 - Worldviews, Religions and Cultures This course will explore various worldviews and religions, and their formative influence on cultures, communities, individuals and particularly people in positions of leadership. RCLP 1021 - Concepts of Enhancing Personal Well-Being Introduces the learner to theories and practices of developing a personal well-being. Readings, discussions and experiential learning activities focus on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual aspects of wellness. RCLP 1031 - Images & Insight Questions surrounding how images educate, how they make visible emotional and intellectual content, the effects of the visual on human beings, and the visual as interdisciplinary provide a philosophical basis from which the relationship of visual literacy to leadership is explored and developed.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses RCLP 1042 - Natural Science, Technology and Society Introduces the learner to the great ideas of natural science and explores their impact on our thinking, attitudes, models, technologies and society. Topics include: • the scientific method and ways of knowing about our world; • philosophical implications of science; and • important technical innovations, their scientific basis, and their impact on society. RCLP 1052 - Mathematical and Economic Approaches to Problem Solving Knowledge of the languages of mathematics and economics is important for public policy problem solving. This module will provide an initial exposure to mathematical and economic reasoning, primarily through a problems-based approach using finite mathematics and basic economic principles. RCLP 1062 - Citizenship and Community Issues Citizenship requires an awareness of civics and community issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. This module will introduce the area with reference to a topical community issue. RCLP 1111 - Renaissance College Integrative Forum I This forum provides an opportunity for learners to study about contemporary issues and their complex relationships from an interdisciplinary perspective while solving real life problems. Students will learn strategies to assess the congruence of a person‟s ideas and actions as well as to evaluate and debate the ethical implications of both. RCLP 1112 - Renaissance College Integrative Forum II This forum provides an opportunity for integrative dialogue and study about contemporary issues and their complex relationships from an interdisciplinary perspective. Special emphasis is placed on the contributions of science, technology, economics and mathematics. RCLP 2001 - Practicing Leadership in Community Projects Students will study and practice leadership in the context of diverse communities and national organizations. Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing a leadership project in an organization of the student‟s choice as well as continuous reflection on and evaluation of this project will be at the core of this course. The course will focus on developing student skills in project management, communication, and cooperation. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Problem-Solving (primary) and Effective-Citizenship (secondary) learning outcomes of Renaissance College. RCLP 2014 - Public Policy Special Topics Forum I This forum addresses significant contemporary public issues in social, political or cultural life from an interdisciplinary perspective. Participants will demonstrate leadership by discerning the key issues and their complex relationships; bringing to bear their knowledge, problem solving ability and values to engage in dialogue and study, and to formulate viable solutions with the stakeholders.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses

RCLP 2020 - Formative Learning Portfolio II In Portfolio Module II students continue to develop learning portfolios as they refine their understanding of meta-analysis and its application to the Renaissance College Learning Outcomes. In preparation for their International Internship placement, RC faculty members assess Formative portfolio drafts of at least four RC Learning Outcomes and feedback is given. RCLP 2023 - Canadian Internship A full-time limited term placement in an agency provides an opportunity for the student to relate theory to practice through a field experience. The internship includes a mentor at UNB and a mentor in the agency, a reflective log, and a presentation during the subsequent fall term. Location: variable and for a period between 10 to 16 weeks. RCLP 3002 - Practicing Leadership in Cross-Cultural Contexts Students will study and practice leadership in global and cross-cultural contexts. They will engage in virtual and cross-cultural projects and study and reflect on the impact of cultural differences and diversity on leadership processes. The course will focus on developing student skills in virtual and cross-cultural communication and cooperation. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Knowing-Self-And-Others and SocialInteraction (primary) as well as to the Multi-Literacy (secondary) learning outcomes of Renaissance College. RCLP 3015 - Public Policy Special Topics Forum II This forum, a continuation of RCLP 2014, addresses significant public issues in social, political or cultural life from an interdisciplinary perspective. Participants will demonstrate leadership by discerning the key issues and their complex relationships; bringing to bear their knowledge, problem solving ability and values to engage in dialogue and study and to formulate viable solutions with the stakeholders. RCLP 3046 - International Internship Small teams of students embark on international placements with cooperating agencies in order to: contribute as a team member to a community effort; appreciate multiple perspectives on issues; understand how others who have different circumstances, values and visions of life would experience situations and decisions; learn a basic level of fluency in another language; and to evaluate how leadership functions in other cultures and societies. RCLP 4001 - Directed Studies in Interdisciplinary Leadership An individualized study of a topic of interest to the student, chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor and approval of the Dean. Preferably this course will engage students in basic research activities. Possible areas of exploration may be special leadership related topics like citizenship, worldview studies, well-being, and community problem solving. Additional directed studies can also be pursued as RCLP 4997

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses RCLP 4002 - Change Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Students will study the challenges of leading and facilitating change in complex environments. Furthermore, they will explore how the concept of social entrepreneurship and public policy approaches may help them to initiate, set up and maintain sustainable community initiatives and organizations. The course will focus on developing student skills in facilitation and portfolio and program management. The main course outcomes will enhance student growth and competency in the Problem-Solving, Social-Interaction and Effective Citizenship learning outcomes of Renaissance College. RCLP 4028 - Community Problem Solving and Research Project In this module, students and faculty will partner with community-based resource people to identify a complex community issue that will serve as the focus for an action research project. The results of the project are presented in a public forum. RCLP 4040 - Formative Learning Portfolio III The Summative Learning Portfolio is required for graduation from the RC BPhil degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Leadership. During a public forum of outside assessors students in Portfolio Module III present examples from their Summative Portfolio that demonstrate their growth and competency in the RC Learning Outcomes. Presentations can include textual and visual components, examples from all levels of course work and learning experiences, as well as representation from both the national and international internship programs.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses

Registering for Courses: How do I register for my courses? To help, you will find the Fall/Winter Timetable at http://www.unb.ca/schedules/timetable 1. The first step in registering for your courses is to set your PIN. To set your initial PIN you must activate your UNB IT services. To activate your IT services:    

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From any web browser go to the UNB homepage (http://www.unb.ca). Follow the link to „My UNB e-services‟. Select the link „Activate your IT Services‟ (leaving UNB login ID and PIN fields empty). Fill in the information as requested (you will be prompted to enter your UNB login ID and UNB student number as found on your UNB acceptance letter, and your birth date, as you provided on your application for admission to UNB – YR/MO/DAY e.g. 1984/10/05). Read the information provided about what services you will be able to access and what is expected of you, then read and accept the UNB Network & Computing Policy. Next you will be asked to set your UNB PIN and Challenge Question & Answer. You will use your PIN to access your secure, personalized information and login to your UNB email and computing and account(s). Please note that this information is private and should not be shared with anyone. The last step is to choose your email name. Once set, you will be able to tell your friends to email you at your email.name@unb.ca, e.g. jane.smith@unb.ca. You will see a summary screen telling you that you have successfully activated your UNB IT services.

*If you do not have access to a web browser, contact the Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk. See location and contact information below. With your new Login ID and PIN you may now:  Login to your Novell account using the computing labs on campus;  Register for courses using the online registration system (once you have been advised);  Access your UNB e-mail;  Access your personalized information from My UNB e-Services More information on these services is available from the ITS student website at http://www.unbf.ca/its/students/ (or from the UNB homepage, follow the link to „Technology‟ > „Fredericton ITS‟ > „Information for Students‟). The Registrar‟s Office and the ITS Help Desk can also help you get started or answer your questions: Registrar‟s Office 506-453-4864 regstrar@unb.ca ITS Help Desk 506-453-5199 helpdesk@unb.ca

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2. Once you have activated your e-Services, move on to the next step – academic advising.

Academic Advising Who do I contact for academic advice? The College Coordinator at Renaissance College is available throughout the year to meet with students regarding registration, possible minors, degree requirements and options for concurrent and consecutive degrees. In addition, the professors at the college have an „open door‟ policy and are available to meet with students about their academic interests, future plans and graduate schools. Since Renaissance College values a multi-disciplinary approach, our faculty have a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds, providing students with a broad perspective on possible careers.

Why is academic advising so important? Academic advising provides students with assistance in creating an academic program that suits their individual interests and needs. At Renaissance College, the College Coordinator will keep an academic advising file on each student so that together you can track your decisions, progress and ensure you are on track to accomplish your academic goals. It is important to note that in order to make sure that students are aware of exactly how to register, as well as what to register for, UNB compels each student to make an appointment with their academic advisor before they are permitted to register. This meeting can be facilitated through telephone or email as easily as in person.

When can I meet with an academic advisor? Renaissance College students can make an appointment to meet with the College Coordinator (academic advisor) anytime. Generally students will arrange academic advising before the start of each term to ensure that they have the necessary credit hours to complete their degree program. Students also meet with the College Coordinator throughout the year to discuss schedule conflicts, adding or dropping courses, and decisions regarding electives.

For first year incoming students, the College Coordinator (Josie Seely) will set up advising appointments anytime during Summer Orientation and Academic Advising 8:30 – 11:00 am AST, on June 18th. For those who can not attend this event, please contact Josie and alternate arrangement will be made. Josie‟s Contact Info:

email coordrc@unb.ca Phone 506-447-3133

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Registering for Courses What Courses Do I Register For?

Student Advising Guide YEAR 1 (Sept-Aug) 49ch

YEAR 2 (Sept-Aug) 47ch

YEAR 3 (Sept–Apr) 36ch

Required Courses (43ch)

Required Courses (29ch)

Required Courses (15ch)

Fall:  RCLP 1001 (3ch) Lead Foun  RCLP 1011 (3ch) Worldview  RCLP 1111 (6ch) Forum 1  RCLP 1021 (3ch) Wellness  RCLP 1010 (ctn) Portfolio Electives (3ch) 1. Winter:  RCLP 1112 (6ch) Forum 2  RCLP 1052 (3ch) Math/Econ  RCLP 1042 (3ch) Nat Sci  RCLP 1062 (3ch) Citizens  RCLP 1010 (2ch) Portfolio Electives (3ch) 1.

Spring/Summer:  RCLP 2023 (12ch)

Fall: RCLP 3002 (3ch) CC lead  RCLP 2001 (3ch)LeadCom  RCLP 2014 (3ch) Pol Foru  RCLP 2020 (ctn) Portfolio 

Electives (12ch) 1. 2. 3. Winter:  RCLP 1031 (3ch) Images  RCLP 2020 (2ch) Portfolio  RCLP 3015 (3ch) Pol Foru Electives (9ch) 1. 2. 3. Spring/Summer:  RCLP 3046 (12ch)

Fall:  RCLP 4001 (3ch)  RCLP 4028 (ctn)  RCLP 4040 (ctn) Portfolio Electives (12ch) 1. 2. 3.

Winter:  RCLP 3001 (3ch)  RCLP 4028 (6ch)  RCLP 4040 (2ch) Portfolio Electives (9ch) 1. 2. 3. RC Electives (optional):  RCLP 3775 (3ch)  RCLP 4997 (3ch)

As a first year student, you would generally register for all of the RC courses listed in the Year 1 column for the Fall and Winter terms, as well as one elective course per term of your choosing. In the Fall (2011/FA) semester, this would consist of RCLP 1011 Cultures and World Religion; RCLP 1111 Integrative Forum Part 1; RCLP 1001 Introduction to Leadership; RCLP 1021 Concepts of Well Being; and RCLP 1010 Formative Learning Portfolio I. In the Winter (2012/WI) semester this would consist of RCLP 1112 Integrative Forum I; RCLP 1042 Nat. Science, Technology and Society; RCLP 1052 Math & Econ. Approaches to Problem Solving; RCLP 1062 Citizenship and Community Issues; RCLP 1010 Formative Learning Portfolio I. If you are considering taking the Renaissance College Science Option, your schedule will be somewhat different than the above. Please contact the College Coordinator for advising.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Orientation

Orientation When is Orientation? As a Renaissance College student you will participate in both the Renaissance College Orientation (Wednesday, Aug. 31th – Friday, September 2st), as well as the general UNB Orientation (Saturday, September 3st – Wednesday, September 7th).

What are the activities? Renaissance College (UNB) Tentative Orientation Schedule 2011 – More definite schedule to follow later in summer Mactaquac Provincial Park, Mactaquac NB, Wednesday, August 31st to Friday, Sept. 2nd Wednesday, Aug 31st 8:30 am 9:45 am 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 3:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 – 8:30 pm 8:30 – 10:30 pm Thursday, Sept.1st 7:00-8:00 am 8:00-9:00 am 9:00 – 5:00 pm 5:30- 6:30 pm 6:30 – 9:00 pm 9:00 – 11:00 pm

Students drop off luggage and belongings to Residence (if staying in residence) Dean‟s Welcome and activities Students board bus Arrive Set-Up Camp Introductions, Team Building Exercises Activities Supper Campfire talk

Wake Up Breakfast Restoration work Down Time and Supper Prep Supper (Invited Speaker(s)) Campfire

Friday, Sept.2nd 8:00 – 9:30 am 9:30- 10:30 am 10:45 am 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakfast Break Camp Leave for Fredericton Residence Move-in,

Saturday, Sept 3

UNB Orientation begins

Sunday, Sept 4

UNB Orientation continues

Monday, Sept. 5

UNB Orientation continues

Tuesday, Sept. 6

UNB Academic Orientation

Wednesday, Sept. 7

UNB Academic Orientation

Thursday, Sept. 8

Start of Classes

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life

Money Matters How much does it cost to attend Renaissance College? A full-time student at UNB is a student registered in the equivalent of 4 courses or more per term. Renaissance College students are therefore considered full-time throughout their period of study, including the two summers while participating in Canadian and International Internships. Therefore, Renaissance College students pay tuition for fall and winter terms as well as two summer terms. Tuition Tax Credit Certificates (T2202As) will be mailed to students during the last week of February. Only tuition fees paid at the post-secondary school level, with values exceeding $100, may be used as tax credits (some conditions apply). For more information about tuition and tax credits, please contact UNB Financial Services, Student Accounts and Receivable Services at (506) 453-4624. Approximate cost of tuition and residence fees for the first year at Renaissance College: Please note: amount could change before September. Tuition (Sep - Apr [fall and winter terms]): Tuition (May - Aug [spring and summer terms]):

5, 482 2,741

Student Organization Fees: Residence (w 14 meal plan) approx*: Books: Facilities Improvement Fee: Total Fees (approximate):

279 7,500 1000 175 $16, 877

Please Note: Please see the UNB Fredericton Campus Official Undergraduate Fee Schedule found at the end of this section (Money Matters) for the official fees for 2011/2012. Other fees such as student health and dental plans may apply depending on present coverage. Full information on tuition and student fees is available online at: http://www.unb.ca/services/financialservices/students/ *Please see residence services website for detailed costs

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes and Awards A complete list of UNB scholarships and bursaries are available in the UNB Undergraduate Calendar.

High School Students Students graduating from high school with a scholarship admission average above 80% are guaranteed to receive a UNB Entrance Scholarship. The Entrance Scholarship Application form covers all UNB scholarships for students applying to UNB and Renaissance College directly from high school. The Scholarship Application form is available: • with the general application for admission to UNB and Renaissance College • on the UNB website (www.unb.ca/application/), and • by contacting the UNB Registrar‟s Office. Students should submit their applications for scholarships to Undergraduate Awards in the Registrar’s Office by March 1st. If students feel that they should be reconsidered for scholarships, or have any particular question with respect to scholarships they should contact the Undergraduate Awards Office (506) 453-4894 or awards@unb.ca. All students with Scholarship Averages of 80% or higher will receive an entrance scholarship from UNB: . 80% to 84.9% = $500 . 85% to 89.9% = $1,000 . 90% or higher = at least $1,500 The Scholarship Average is based on the average Grade 11 and first term Grade 12 marks. Only courses recognized by the University are used to calculate your average. Bonus points for enriched courses are added to the Scholarship Average as follows, as long as a mark of 75% is achieved in the enriched course: • one bonus point for 1 to 3 enriched courses; • a maximum of two bonus points for 4 to 6 enriched courses; • a maximum of three bonus points for 7 to 9 enriched courses; • a maximum of four bonus points for 10 or more enriched courses. The Scholarship Average in not rounded. Normally, the Scholarship Average is not recalculated using Grade 12 final marks. International students are considered on an individual basis.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life Transfer Students Students currently enrolled at UNB should apply each year for Undergraduate Scholarships between January and April, using the application form found on the UNB website, through “My UNB eServices”, under the “Academic tab”, or by contacting the Undergraduate Awards Office at (506) 453-4894 or awards@unb.ca . All undergraduate students are eligible for undergraduate scholarships if they have demonstrated successful academic performance and have completed at least 24 credit hours at UNB. Priority is given to students who are on the Dean‟s List, or who have achieved a Scholarship GPA of 3.7 or higher, and are completing their first undergraduate degree. Please see Section F of the UNB Undergraduate Calendar for the definition of the Scholarship GPA. The Undergraduate Scholarship Application form covers all Undergraduate Scholarships awarded by UNB. Successful recipients are notified in the summer.

ALL (high school, transfer, and mature) Students Many external Scholarships and Bursaries are offered to students planning to attend UNB by groups and organizations outside the University. Please refer to the Awards Administered by Outside Agencies information in the Finances-Awards section of the UNB Undergraduate Calendar, or contact the Undergraduate Awards Office at (506) 453-4894 or awards@unb.ca. Prizes are awarded for specific academic achievement. Normally, they are awarded by the Registrars‟ Office on behalf of the University and are based on the recommendation of the appropriate Department or Faculty. A selected group of University-level and Faculty-level prizes are presented to the recipients at Encaenia or Convocation, as appropriate. These include: . Lieutenant-Governor‟s Medal (15 - Encaenia) . Governor General‟s Academic Medal (Encaenia) . Governor General‟s Gold Medal (Encaenia - Graduate Student) . Douglas Gold Medal (Encaenia) For more information on Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes, and Awards, please contact the Undergraduate Awards Office at (506) 453-4894, or email awards@unb.ca, or drop by Room 311, Sir Howard Douglas Hall, UNB.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life Financial Support for all Students The UNB Financial Aid Office can provide you with information about financial advice and support, government loans and bursaries, the appeal process for government student aid, emergency loans, obtaining a bank loan, and workshops on “financial survival”. Many application forms for loans may be obtained from the UNB Financial Aid Office, tel: (506) 453-4796, web site: http://www.unbf.ca/financialaid/ If you are applying for a government student loan, applications should be submitted two months prior to enrollment. For information on Federal Assistance Programs (Canada Student Loan, etc) please contact the UNB Financial Aid Office.

How do I apply for the Work-Study Program? The Work-Study Program provides part-time work opportunities (on-campus) for students. Students must first contact the UNB Financial Aid Office at tel: (506) 453-4796, to complete a financial needs assessment. Work-study positions are posted on the Student Employment Service website and on the office posting boards. Once on the Eligibility List, students apply for up to eight positions by bringing a well-written cover letter and resume (for each position) to Student Employment Service at (506) 453-4620 before the deadline expires.

Residence Life Where are campus residences located? Set on a hill, overlooking the city of Fredericton and the Saint John River, the red brick buildings of UNB‟s campus are an impressive sight. There are 14 residence houses located on or very close to the UNB campus. You can choose from male, female, and co-ed residences, and quiet, or semi-quiet houses. During Orientation in September and throughout the year, the Residence House Committees plan social and learning events for students. The Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence (co-ed) is attached to Renaissance College. Renaissance College and the MJC are only a 9 minute walk to the UNB campus and a 5 minute walk to downtown Fredericton.

Getting “in” and “out” of a residence room Securing a residence room Upon acceptance into their University program, residence applicants will be sent a Response to Offer of Admission to Residence form. Students should complete this form and return it with a $300.00 residence deposit. Please note that residence rooms cannot be assigned without the receipt

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life of the residence deposit. Room assignment information will be mailed out in late July and is also available via your eservices. Students entering their first year at Renaissance College and requesting residence in Maggie Jean Chestnut are given priority until May 31. After May 31, Renaissance College students are not guaranteed a room in the MJC. Please refer to Money Matters: Payment Options for Tuition, Residence and Student Fees in this guide for information on costs, payment options and when residence fees are due.

Refund Policy Requests for refunds should be directed to the office of Residential Life & Conference Services. Refunds are generally pro-rated as to the date of the request for refund. For more information on residence life, refunds, or to get an application for residence, please email resadmin@unb.ca or call the Residential Life & Conference Services office at (506) 453-4800.

More about the Maggie Jean Chestnut house and residence Renaissance College is housed in a Victorian mansion, called the Maggie Jean Chestnut, located in Fredericton‟s historic district and only one kilometer (9 minute walk) from the UNB campus. The Maggie Jean Chestnut building has undergone extensive renovations to suit the needs of Renaissance College and to maintain residence rooms. The main facilities are wheel chair accessible and free parking is available. Highlights of the Maggie Jean Chestnut: · · · · · · · · · · ·

Main house with original wood paneled walls and high ceilings 3 magnificent common rooms for classes, meetings and common meals Faculty offices Student study/work areas Computer lab Modern electronic infrastructure Direct fiber optic cable from the UNB main campus to the College allowing students and staff to access cyberspace at very high speeds UNB‟s extensive electronic library resources are available from each room Telephone and cable connections in each room A video conference centre is also available Common kitchen for faculty and students

Connected buildings include: · A coach house apartment for a live-in faculty Don

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MJC Residences: Several single and double rooms (31 bed total) for students who wish to live and learn in the College Dining room and lounge area with a TV and computers Laundry facility Large kitchen including multiple stoves, walk-in coolers, freezers and dry goods storage for individual food storage suitable for independent cooking

Who are the people in my residence? Each residence has Proctors (upper-year students) to facilitate a healthy and comfortable living environment during your studies. Dons in each residence manage the house and provide support for students. Each floor in residence has its own Academic Resource Person, to provide peer counseling when you need help with academics, or advice on a personal matter. Please note that for academic advising you should contact the Renaissance College Coordinator, or other faculty advisors.

How much does it cost to live on and off campus? Living On Campus Please refer to Section B Money Matters, UNB Residence Fees 2011/2012 in this guide for the official costs of living in the various residences available. Please contact Residential Life & Conference Services at (506) 453-4800 if you have any questions about the residences.

Living Off Campus If you prefer independent living, there‟s no shortage of off-campus housing. Apartment buildings, houses, town houses and rooms for rent can be found within a short walk or bus ride to campus. Make sure you come early to find a place as most spaces are taken by August. UNB tip: check with our Off-Campus Housing Office at (506) 453-4800 and they‟ll be happy to give you a list of what‟s available in Fredericton. You can also search for apartments in the UNB Brunswickan or the Fredericton Daily Gleaner newspapers.

Meal Plans Meal plans are available to students living on or off campus. Please refer to the tables in the Money Matters Section, UNB Residence Fees 2011/2012 for the costs of meal plans. The Maggie Jean Chestnut Residence which is attached to Renaissance College is the only residence that does not require a meal plan. Students staying at Maggie Jean Chestnut have a wonderful kitchen facility with lots of cupboard space, a large walk in fridge, large freezer and restaurant grade ranges. For more information about meal plans please contact Residential Life & Conference Services at (506) 4534800. For important information about Meal Plans, please visit online at: http://www.unbf.ca/housing/reslife/index.htm

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life

What should I bring to my residence? Rooms are furnished with beds, bureaus, bookshelves, desks and chairs. A pillow is provided but you must bring all other bedding (sheets, pillow cases, duvet, etc.) and your own towels. Below is a list of recommended items to bring to residence and a list of items that are not permitted in residence:

Suggested items to bring: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

desk lamp fused power bars (not extension cords) small rug or carpet alarm clock or clock radio message or memo board for your door posters (“stickum” only, please do not use tacks) some pots, dishes and cutlery and mugs soap and quarters for washers/dryers some formal clothes phones: rooms have telephones with cost included in the residence fees but long distance calls cannot be billed to these phones and you will need a calling card TV‟s: each house has a TV lounge with cable TV but personal TV‟s (and VCR‟s) are welcome Computers: each house has a computer room (usually 4 computers) and personal computers are welcome refrigerator: only mini fridges (max. 5.2 cu.ft. / 0.15 cu.m.) are permitted

What not to bring to Residence: • • • • • • •

extension cords (fused power bars are okay) pets any open flame or candles (candles in glass containers are permitted if flame is well below top of container) plastic storage containers such as milk crates (laundry baskets are okay) explosives, fireworks, ammunition, fire arms or any weapons stereos are permitted but acceptable noise levels must be respected appliances with heating elements: no appliance with an open flame or exposed heating element are permitted (no toasters, toaster-ovens, hotplates, etc), electric “hotpots” with internal imbedded heating elements are permitted air conditioners, electric heaters, etc are not permitted

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life Here is what Renaissance College students living in the MJC residence recommend for new MJC residents: For your room • bedding (for a twin-sized bed) • extra pillows and blankets • fan (for warm nights) • posters, decorations and things that make it feel more like home • stereo/alarm clock • clothes (don‟t forget some formal clothes as well as some old ones that can be thrown out... you never know what you‟ll be doing at Renaissance College) • clothes hangers • house coat and slippers • towels, face clothes, etc • shampoo, soap, etc • laundry detergent Kitchen supplies Everyone will get their own kitchen cupboard, fridge bin, freezer bin and locked storage cabinet. You will need to bring your own utensils, plates, cups, pots, and pans. If you haven‟t bought your kitchen supplies yet, we recommend you try to find “distinctive” items that won‟t get mixed up with other peoples‟ kitchenware. Optional Items • computer (every room has internet access) • TV (every room has cable) • mini-fridge • lamp (every room has overhead lighting and a desk lamp, but some people prefer to have additional lighting) • cordless phone • ice skates, soccer ball, basket ball or other sports equipment • stereo

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life Residence and Apartment resources UNB Residential Life & Conferencing Services tel: (506) 453-4800 website: http://www.unbf.ca/housing/ UNB Off-Campus Housing Office tel: (506) 453-4800 website: http://www.frederictonstudenthousing.com/student/index.php The UNB Brunswickan newspaper tel: (506) 453-4983 email: bruns@unb.ca The Daily Gleaner Fredericton newspaper tel: (506) 452-6671 website: www.canadaeast.com Fore more information on Residence life, check out this UNB link: http://www.unbf.ca/housing/reslife/index.htm

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Residence Life The Journey of University Life: from the experience of a Renaissance College Student Dear Diary, As a first year student from another province who didn't know many people, my choice to live in the MJC residence was very helpful. I met other students in the same situation who became my good friends for three years and counting. Thinking of all the crazy residence memories like snowball wars in Queen’s Park, still make me laugh. From "Survivor Nights", to house socials, we did it all to keep our stress levels down. MJC also provided the perfect atmosphere for making the transition from high school and living at home, to university and making many decisions on my own. With great people around me to get advice from, it was a lot easier to deal with all of the university "firsts" than if I was living off campus. Additionally, having a communal kitchen rather than a meal hall was definitely a plus. Not only did I surprise many people and learn how to cook, even if it did take a few tries! I also had the privilege of knowing exactly what I was eating. Furthermore, a lot of us at Maggie Jean also attended Renaissance College, which is attached to the residence. Since 90% of our classes were in Renaissance College in the first year, it was awesome to be so close‌ especially on those blustery winter days. There were some second and third yea students around if I had questions, and the RC staff and faculty are just a few steps away in the college. It also made it easy to attend some of the evening events at the college and the forum evening class. During my second year at Renaissance College, I applied to be a residence proctor and take a leadership role in another residence up the hill. This allowed me to develop many new friendships and join new communities outside of RC. This was also handy, since more of my courses were now on campus. In my third year I decided to live off campus in an apartment close to campus with some friends from RC. This was a great experience, and was relaxed atmosphere allowing me to have fun while still maintaining excellent grades. Apartment life also meant some adjustment like learning to pay bills on time, which was something my roommates and I had to get used to. However, with a little budgeting here and there, we learned a skill that will definitely help us in the future. Living in residence and an apartment, both have advantages and disadvantages. Having experienced both, I would certainly recommend living in residence during first year for the simple reason that it is easier to meet people who will help you through all the rough spots. After that, I think it is up to the individual to decide what will work best for his or her lifestyle. Either way, ones university experience will be remembered for many years no matter where you live.

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Important Contacts & Dates

Important Contacts & Dates Important Contacts Emergency Phone Numbers Police & Fire Emergency DECH (Hospital) CHIMO Helpline UNB Security (Wu Centre) Safe Walk Safe Ride Student Campus Police (Wu Centre)

Telephone #‟s 911 (506) 452-5400 (506) 450-4357 (506) 453-4830 (506) 453-4830 (506) 453-4830 (506) 453-4964

Academic Support Services Campus Ministry (AMB) Career Resource Centre (AMB) Counselling Services (AMB) Dean of Students (AMB) Disability Coordinator (D‟Avery Hall) Extension (Wu Centre) Financial Aid (AMB) Graduate Studies (Old Arts) Health Centre (Tibbets East) International Students Advisor (AMB) Math Help Centre (Wu Centre) Mi‟kmaq-Maliseet Institute (D‟Avery Hall) Registrar‟s Office (Old Arts) Residential Life (Res. Office) Student Dev. Coord. (AMB) Student Employment Serv. (Nevill Hmstd) Undergraduate Awards (Old Arts) Writing & Study Skills Lab (Wu Centre)

(506) 453-5089 (506) 453-4820 (506) 453-4820 (506) 453-4527 (506) 453-3515 (506) 453-4646 (506) 453-4796 (506) 453-4673 (506) 453-4837 (506) 453-4860 (506) 453-4646 (506) 453-4840 (506) 453-4864 (506) 453-4800 (506) 453-4898 (506) 453-4620 (506) 453-4894 (506) 453-4646

Student Based Services ALPS (Adult & P.T. Students) Academic Resource Persons (Res. Adm) The Brunswickan (SUB) CHSR FM Radio (SUB) Employment Centre (SUB) Grad Class (SUB) Orientation-UNB (SUB) Paper Trail – Help Centre (SUB) Peer Mentors Residence Proctors (Res. Adm) SPARC – Std Pride & Alum (AMB) Student Activity Coordinator (SUB)

(506) 453-3596 (506) 453-4800 (506) 453-4983 (506) 453-4985 (506) 453-5072 (506) 453-4622 (506) 453-4963 (506) 447-3079 (506) 453-4898 (506) 453-4800 (506) 447-3071 (506) 451-6878

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Email Addresses

security@unb.ca

campuspolice@unb.ca

crc@unb.ca counsel@unb.ca disabili@unb.ca finaid@unb.ca gradschl@unb.ca shc@unb.ca isao@unb.ca wu@unb.ca micmac@unb.ca registrar@unb.ca resadmin@unb.ca employment@unb.ca awards@unb.ca wu@unb.ca

alps@unb.ca bruns@unb.ca chsr@unb.ca

orientat@unb.ca

resadmin@unb.ca sparc@unb.ca


Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Important Contacts & Dates Student Advocacy Centre (SUB) Student Health Plan Student Resource Centre (SUB) Student Union SWAT – Aids info (McLaggan) Team SMART PACC (SUB) Tutors Volunteer Bureau (SUB) Libraries Harriet Irving Engineering (Head Hall) Law (Ludlow Hall) Science (IUC) Campus & Community Resources Bank of Montreal Bookstore College Hill Credit Union College Hill Daycare Campus Recreation Info Line Comptroller‟s Office (IUC) Imaging Services (D‟Avery Hall) ITS (Head Hall) ITS Help Desk (Head Hall) Off-Campus Housing (Res. Office) Sexual Harassment Policy: HR (IUC) UNB Switchboard – General Information

(506) 447-3068 (506) 453-4955 (506) 453-5072 (506) 453-4955 (506) 453-4642 (506) 451-6900 (506) 453-4898 (506) 453-5072

(506) 453-4756 (506) 453-4747 (506) 453-4734 (506) 453-4601 (506) 453-0260 (506) 453-4664 (506) 455-3535 (506) 458-2883 (506) 453-4579 (506) 453-4625 (5060 453-4843 (506) 453-4573 (506) 453-5199 (506) 453-4667 (506) 453-4648 (506) 453-4666

SUB = Student Union Building AMB = Alumni Memorial Building IUC = Integrated University Complex

Staff of Renaissance College Renaissance College, UNB Telephone: (506) 447-3092 Email: rc@unb.ca www.unb.ca/Renaissance Dr. Ted Needham Dean 447-3334 needham@unb.ca Jo Anne Colford Admin Assistant 447-3092 jcolford@unb.ca

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sub@unb.ca

library@unb.ca circeng@unb.ca lawlib@unb.ca circsci@unb.ca

bookstor@unb.ca chcu@unb.ca chdc@unb.ca

imaging@unb.ca its@unb.ca helpdesk@unb.ca


Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Important Contacts & Dates Josie Seely College Coordinator 447-3133 coordrc@unb.ca Nadya Ladouceur Experiential Education Coordinator 447-3255 nladouce@unb.ca

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Important Contacts & Dates Some Important Dates for the Fall term 2011 * Please see The UNB 2011/2012 Academic Calendar for complete calendar of academic dates for the full academic year August 31 September 3 September 6 September 8 September 8 September 21

September 23 October 10 October 21 November 4 November 11 November 23 December 7 December 9 December 20

Renaissance College orientation begins UNB Orientation Begins Renaissance College Academic orientation begins First Day of Fall term classes Last day for payment of appropriate university fees Last day for adding fall term and full year courses September. Fall term and fall term courses dropped up to and including this date are not shown in the academic record. Last day to opt out of student union health and dental plans Last day to opt out of international health insurance Thanksgiving Last day to withdraw from fall classes with pro rated refund Last day to withdraw from classes without penalty (W on transcript, no refund) Remembrance Day (no classes) Last day in fall term to hold class tests Last day of classes for fall term Final exams begin Final exams end

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Renaissance College Student Resource Guide: Additional Information

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