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IDST Student Recognized for her Research on Sport

Kyle

Posted: July 16, 2018 12:01:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A PhD candidate with Interdisciplinary Studies program here at UNB has recently been recognized for her work by the True Sport Foundation, a national charitable organization that is dedicated to advancing and supporting values-based and principle-driven sport in communities throughout Canada. Regan Taylor, pictured above, was one of two students recognized nation wide and was praised for her work which examines the employee-employer dyad between professional coaches and volunteer sport...

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UNB Students Recognized at Canadian Association of Physicist Conference

Kyle

Posted: July 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



Two UNB graduate students working with the Department of Physics have recently been recognized for their work at the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Student Presentation Competition, which took place on the University of Dalhousie's Halifax campus earlier this summer. Amy-Rae Gauthier, pictured in the first row and third from the left, took home first place at the annual competition for after delivering her presentation on imaging velocity of turbulent flows in MRI which she works on...

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Forestry Student Takes Home Presentation Prize

Kyle

Posted: June 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A Masters student with the Faculty of Forestry and Environment Management was recently recognized for her presentation at the 2018 Western Mensurationists meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Yung-Han Hsu, along with several of her colleagues, traveled west last week for this year's rendition of the Mesurationists gathering where they took advantage of the opportunity to present their research to large crowds made up of fellow graduate students, faculty and key researchers in their field of...

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Mixing Writing and Film

Kyle

Posted: June 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A graduate student on the UNB Fredericton campus is going to be a little bit busier this fall, as she looks to take on some new responsibilities with the Department of Culture and Media Studies. Lisa Jodoin, a PhD candidate in creative writing with the Department of English, will be joining the team at CAMS as their filmmaker in residence while she continues her creative and academic work which focuses on Indigenous identity and embodiment, urban Indigenous experience and decolonization. Of...

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How UNB Research is Saving Lives

Kyle

Posted: June 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories , Faculty Focus



A UNB Postdoc is making waves with her research that is helping to save lives around the world. Shabnam Jabari, a Postdoc working with the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering on the Fredericton campus, has developed an Algorithm that creates a more accurate before-and-after picture to aid in recovery after a disaster. Inspired by the horrific scenes after an earthquake that hit Bam during her time at the University of Tehran,  Shabnam decided that she needed to change the...

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Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018 - A UNB Connection

Kyle

Posted: May 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A graduate student on the Fredericton campus has recently been recognized by Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018, which highlights inspirational female role models in tech and innovation sectors. Mahsa Kiani, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Computer Science and co-founder of MyData, was recognized by Inspiring Fifty in the first ever Canadian edition of the event which identifies and showcases the achievements and advancements of Canadian women in the STEM fields. Mahsa was selected by the...

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A Student's Perspective - Three Minute Thesis

Kyle

Posted: April 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



For the audience and judges, the 2018 rendition of UNB's Three Minute Thesis Challenge wrapped up in the early evening on Thursday, April 05. For the public and faculty and staff, the event consisted of a short drive or walk up to the event in the late afternoon of event day, an hour or so of fanstastic presentations, and some snacks and refreshments which followed... but what was it like for the days, weeks and even months leading up to the big day for participants? Karla Culligan, a 3MT...

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Graduate Research Spotlight

Kyle

Posted: April 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Student Stories



Three Minute Thesis Challenge Graduate students took over the stage last Thursday at this year's rendition of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge, with 10 prestenters working towards a common goal, to deliver their research in three minutes or less. Along with the chance to show the public what exciting and groundbreaking research they are working on day to day here at UNB, the students were also looking for the chance to be the UNB respresentative at this year's Eastern Regional 3MT...

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It's 3MT Week!

Kyle

Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Student Stories



Although it is tough to be excited after returning from an extended long weekend, we think we might have something that will do the trick! It's 3MT week at UNB! Thursday afternoon, students from faculties campus wide will be given the opportunity to present their research in three minutes or less in the form of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge. April 05, at 3:00pm will mark UNB's second rendition of this exciting event, where students will be challenged to present their results to an...

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IDST Student Recognized as a Change Maker

Kyle

Posted: March 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A UNB graduate student from has recently had her work recognized at the inaugural Ontario Education Research Symposium (OERS). Julie Bull, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary program on the Fredericton campus, was named an Emerging Research Scholar for the 2018 OERS Change Maker Awards which she accepted in person at the Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto at the first of the month. The Change Maker Awards focus on removing systemic barriers in education for racialized/marginalized...

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Conference Travel is a Good Thing!

Kyle

Posted: March 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A Saint John graduate student has caught the travel bug! And hopes to "infect" others ... for the many benefits travel offers for both professional and personal development.  Cecile Proctor, a masters student in Department of Psychology at UNB Saint John , discovered her passion for travel while presenting her work at a conference in Slovenia following her undergraduate degree. In addition to expanding her CV, conference travel has expanded Cecile's professional network through the many...

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Where in the World? - Emilia's Story

Kyle

Posted: February 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



A former graduate student with the Department of English is setting her sights on a stop at York University, but it is just one of many on an incredible journey that has taken her around the world since graduation day here at UNB in 2007. Emilia Nielsen began her journey in academia as a Master of Arts student at UNB, where she completed her degree requirements within the Creative Writing program and is now looking to settle in one spot for now, having recently accepted a tenure track...

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IDST Gatherings... A Tuesday Tradition!

Kyle

Posted: February 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories , Faculty Focus



Relax, share, and learn! IDST Gatherings, Tuesdays @ 4:00PM The HIL has been a little cozier on Tuesdays this term, with IDST students taking over the Milham Roon in the Library to mingle and discuss their research!  The Gatherings are for all IDST, MAHSR, and MPhil students. The Tuesday tradition kicked off with talks by Ioanna Ratsiatou, Julie Bull and Milad Pirayegar, PHD students within the Interdisciplinary program, and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the term. Interested in...

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Heading Overseas - Vanessa's Story

Kyle

Posted: February 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories , Money Matters



A graduate student with the Faculty of Education has recently been awarded travel funding through the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement to support research related to her thesis work in Europe. Vanessa Johnson, a SSHRC funded masters student on the Fredericton campus, will be packing her bags for an extensive research trip abroad this fall thanks to a travel opportunity available to Canada Graduate Scholarship holders nationwide. Vanessa will also be receiving travel support for...

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Former UNB Graduate Student on Track in Jamaica

kyle

Posted: February 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



The work of a former Interdisciplinary Studies graduate student, Dr. Tracy-Ann Johnson-Myers,  has recently been celebrated and recognized with a Best Research Publication Award. Tracy-Ann was recognized for her recent book, The Mixed Member Proportional System: Providing Greater Representation for Women?: A Case Study of the New Zealand Experience, published during the fall of 2016. After completing her degree requirements at the University of New Brunswick under the supervision of Dr....

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The roads taken ... work AND Grad School

Kyle

Posted: January 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



"Two roads diverged in a wood..." so goes the classic poem by Robert Frost capturing the turmoil around deciding which among life's precious options to persue. This a conflict appropos too for many students approaching the end of their undergraduate program: to continue-on with graduate studies, or to join the workforce. Which is the better path? This was the choice faced recently by Brandon Searle, a 2016 graduate of UNB's Bachelor of Engineering program. As an undergraduate student living...

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Rocking the West

Kyle

Posted: January 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



Maree McGregor, a graduate student with the department of Earth Sciences on the Fredericton campus, will be travelling to a remote location east of Yellowknife next summer to explore the site where an asteroid crashed into the Earth more than 380 million years ago. Maree came to UNB from Australia and looks to work on a thesis with the Director of UNB's Planetary and Space Science Centre, Dr. John Spray, who will also be making the three week trip to the far north. Having already helped to...

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National Recognition for Armed Forces Grad Student

Kyle

Posted: December 18, 2017 11:59:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



A Kinesiology graduate student, Terry Fitzpatrick, has recently been recognized nationally for his proposed research on the influence of exercise on soldiers suffering from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Terry’s research is wholly novel and will recruit soldiers from across the nation. The work will entail a phenomenological approach to understanding soldiers ‘lived experiences’ with PTSD and their approach to physically active leisure and sport. Terry...

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NBIF Award Recipients Gather

Kyle

Posted: December 11, 2017 6:59:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories , Money Matters , News and Events



The School of Graduate Studies, with support from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, recently celebrated recent NBIF award recipients with a luncheon in the Great Hall of the historic Sir Howard Douglas Hall building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Students were joined by faculty and staff as well by NBIF's President and CEO, Calvin Milbury, and its Director of Research, Lindsay Bowman along with UNB's Vice President of Research, Dr. David Magee, and its Vice President-Academic, Dr....

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Unique Glimpse on the Past

Kyle

Posted: December 4, 2017 6:59:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



A team of UNB Anthropology students descended upon the historic Rochefort Point, a narrow peninsula extending just beyond the east gate of the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Rochefort Point was a primary burial ground in Louisbourg, with an estimated number of burials in the thousands in a period after 1739, and is currently under threat of coastal erosion. Dr. Amy Scott -- UNB Professor of Anthropology -- and her team of students are tackling the difficult task of...

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IDST Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Leadership Award

Kyle

Posted: December 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



Kanza Hashmat, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program on the Fredericton campus, has been recognized nationally with a Canada 150 Community Leader Award. Communities nation wide were invited by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, to nominate a community member who embodies leadership characteristics and advocates for  diversity and inclusion, our young people, our environment and our reconciliation efforts with Indigenous people. Kanza had her nomination...

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UNB Students Recognized Nationally

Kyle

Posted: November 27, 2017 5:59:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories , Money Matters



Amelia Thorpe, a Ph.D candidate from the Faculty of Education, has recently been recognized nationally for her thesis research exploring the erasure of gender diverse identities through the language of student documentation, adminstrative procedure and institutional policy. Recognized as a 2017-18 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient, Amelia's award recognizes her exceptional academic achievement, research potential, leadership and the considerable effort she invests in community...

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Frederick and Catherine Eaton Travel Support

Kyle

Posted: November 20, 2017 6:59:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



Bethany Daigle (at right above) will be heading overseas this fall with the support of the Frederick and Catherine Eaton Graduate Fellowship to make use of the extensive Faculty and Library resources offered at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her SSHRC CGS funded project is a natural outgrowth of her MA work: an ambitious and topical comparative analysis of religion and religiosity in South Asian fiction from post-Partition to post-9/11. Bethany’swork will have significant...

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