Blake Kingston shines with record-breaking performances at AUS swimming championships

UNB Engineering

Posted: May 17, 2024

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Blake Kingston, a fourth-year student in Electrical Engineering at UNB, recently made waves at the AUS Swimming Championships, where he set a record, winning two gold medals and one silver. The event, held from Feb.23 to 25, 2024, saw Blake excel in the 100 m breaststroke, earning him a spot in the U Sports Swimming Championships in Montreal in March 2024. With over 11 years of competitive...

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Dr. Erik Scheme: Pioneering research and mentorship at UNB

UNB Engineering

Posted: May 17, 2024

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Dr. Erik Scheme, an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and the Associate Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at UNB, has recently been nominated for a University Research Award. Reflecting on his journey from UNB to where he is now, Dr. Scheme shares, "I finished in 2003 and then worked in Halifax for a little while through the professional experience program for a...

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Intro. to Nuclear Engineering’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Tour

UNB Engineering

Posted: Apr 23, 2024

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Dr. Olga Palazhchenko, one of our faculty members in Chemical Engineering, led a group of 18 students from her Intro. to Nuclear Engineering course on an insightful tour of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station back in October 2023. Reflecting on her academic journey, Dr. Palazhchenko shared, "Point Lepreau was the first nuclear facility that I got to tour during my PhD. I had never...

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UNB Canadian Engineering Competition Winners

UNB Engineering

Posted: Apr 23, 2024

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The 2024 Canadian Engineering Competition took place from March 1st to March 3rd in Calgary, Alberta, marking a significant transition for UNB Engineering students who progressed from the Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC) to the prestigious CEC. Olivia Gerry Rice and Brandon Doucette formed the sole two-member team in the Programming category. Despite the challenge, they secured fourth...

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Construction of new Engineering Commons thanks to alumni

UNB Engineering

Posted: Dec 19, 2022

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Thanks to UNB engineering alumnus Bill Cooper (BScCE'62) and his recent $1.1 million cornerstone gift - construction of a new Engineering Commons at the entrance to Head Hall has begun. University of New Brunswick Chancellor Allison McCain and President and Vice-Chancellor Paul J. Mazerolle were smiling as they hefted their shovels for a ceremonial groundbreaking in the lobby of Head...

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Message from the new Dean of Engineering - Josh Leon

UNB Engineering

Posted: Nov 29, 2022

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I am writing at the end of my second month as dean of the faculty of engineering at UNB, after a very busy month getting settled. I am slowly working through meetings with student groups, alumni, and each, and every, one of the more than 100 employees of the faculty.  I have been impressed with everyone’s commitment to, and pride in being part of, UNB Engineering. Through these...

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Subramonian Shankar inducted into Engineering Wall of Fame

UNB Engineering

Posted: Sep 29, 2022

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After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, Subramonian Shankar (MScEE'76) wanted to go on to do a master's degree. But in India in the 1970s, the $10 application fee for universities proved to be a roadblock. Thankfully, UNB did not require a fee to apply in those days.  This was the story Mr. Shankar told as he was...

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Cable communications pioneer Bill Stanley inducted into Wall of Fame

UNB Engineering

Posted: Sep 22, 2022

Category: , Alumni Spotlight


Bill Stanley (BScEE’62) grew up on the island of Grand Manan in New Brunswick listening to long-wave radio and fascinated by both local stations and those from across the border in Maine. Though he was supposed to enroll in an arts degree at UNB, he found the registration lineup too long and decided he’d switch to electrical engineering. Although he said the program was difficult...

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The tradition of the Ketchum Medal runs deep

Faculty of Engineering

Posted: Jun 1, 2022

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One of the greatest benefits of being an engineering graduate from UNB is the strong sense of connection with history and with each other. The Ketchum Medal Winners Club is a prime example of that. The Ketchum Silver Medal is awarded to the student who has the highest standing in the senior year of the Civil Engineering program at UNB. The winners meet once every five years –...

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Professor Emeritus Angus Hamilton looks back on his time at UNB as he turns 100

UNB Engineering

Posted: Apr 19, 2022

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At a time in his career when he might have been looking forward to a quieter life, Professor Emeritus Angus Hamilton came to Fredericton in 1971 to take on the role of Chair of the Surveying Engineering Department (which became the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering many years later). For fourteen years, his leadership became crucial to building and sustaining the international...

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