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UNB selected to participate in national pilot program in support of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has been selected as one of 17 universities across the country to participate in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada pilot program. The Dimensions: EDI pilot program aims to foster transformational change within the research community and the entire research landscape at Canadian post-secondary institutions...

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Researching natural disaster management at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Shabnam Jabari, an assistant professor in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is focusing her research on natural disaster management, integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with satellite and airborne images. According to Dr. Jabari, the extent of a natural disaster is visible from satellite images. Her research...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Ashton Grigg and Vardaan Malhotra have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Malhotra, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of...

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UNB unveils newly renovated Tibbits Hall

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has unveiled the newly renovated Tibbits Hall residence. The renovation is part of the university’s Residence Renewal Plan: by 2021, a number of residences on campus – including Tibbits Hall, Lady Dunn and Joy Kidd – will offer students more accessibility, modern infrastructure and improved privacy. “Such signs of progress routinely warm...

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UNB announces Canada Research Chairs

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Two new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed and one Canada Research Chair has been renewed at the University of New Brunswick, awards valued at $2.4 million. Dr. Elizabeth Mancke, Dr. Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Dr. Veronica Whitford will continue their research excellence through the Canada Research Chairs Program, which highlights research in engineering and the natural sciences,...

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UNB receives federal funding for innovative research in cannabis, obesity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two researchers at the University of New Brunswick are receiving funding totaling $200,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for their cutting-edge studies. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in kinesiology, and Dr. Yang Qu, an assistant professor in chemistry and chemical engineering and UNB’s Cannabis Health Research...

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Studying women and LGBTQ politics at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


A professor from the University of New Brunswick is making a difference in the lives of women and members of the LGBTQ community who hope to take on leadership positions. Dr. Joanna Everitt, a political scientist and research methodologist from the faculty of arts at UNB in Saint John, is focusing her research on identity and the role it plays in terms of political engagement. As a...

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UNBers named to the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Two UNBers have been named to the Order of New Brunswick for their outstanding work in our province. Ms. Robyn Tingley and Chief Patricia Bernard were among 10 New Brunswickers who were named Order of New Brunswick recipients on Aug. 5 as part of New Brunswick Day celebrations. Ms. Tingley, of Rothesay, is in her second term as vice-chair of UNB’s Board of Governors. She received the...

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UNB welcomes off-site construction research chair

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 6, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) has announced Dr. Zhen Lei as the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction with funding support from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). By leveraging technology and optimizing alternate solutions to conventional “stick-built” on-site construction, funding support from OSCO...

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UNB brings research to the marketplace with I-STEM program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Aug 2, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick will launch its first I-STEM cohort in October 2019 to maximize the University of New Brunswick’s potential to commercialize new technologies. Innovation is critical for economic growth and getting new ideas and technologies to market can have significant impacts on a...

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