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UNB Fredericton to host 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup

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Posted: Dec 11, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Aitken University Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will be the location of the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, one of curling’s biggest events, from Nov. 25 – 29, 2020. This marks the first time the Canada Cup will be played in Atlantic Canada. The announcement was made on Dec. 11 at the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton by New Brunswick...

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UNB’s Greg Marquis to launch third edition of Truth and Honour

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Posted: Dec 9, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., UNB professor of history and politics and author Dr. Greg Marquis will launch the third edition of his book, Truth and Honour, at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John. This updated and expanded edition details the high-profile 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of his son Dennis Oland. The new...

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Investing and supporting the future of New Brunswick

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Posted: Dec 9, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following commentary appeared in the Dec. 7, 2019, edition of the Daily Gleaner under the headline “Our universities: a force for good” In our roles as university presidents of the only publicly funded universities in the province, we are accustomed to being challenged with hard questions. This is as it should be, and we’re justifiably proud of the accomplishments made by...

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UNB remembers victims of the Montreal Massacre 30 years later

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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and to remember the women killed during the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Thirty years after the massacre at École...

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UNB student attends North America’s largest innovation hub

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Posted: Dec 5, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A fourth-year bachelor of business administration student from the University of New Brunswick recently attended the 12th Annual MaRS Social Finance Forum, Canada’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Sydney Rankin is completing an independent study at UNB and concentrating her coursework in entrepreneurship and minoring in chemistry. Last year, she served as...

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UNB researchers release preliminary results of fall prevention program

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Posted: Dec 3, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Preliminary results from a fall prevention program for people age 50 and up show participants had increased benefits associated with a decreased risk of falls. Drs. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, co-directors of the University of New Brunswick’s Cardiometabolic Exercise & Lifestyle Laboratory (CELLab), presented preliminary research results for Zoomers on the Go, a...

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UNB’s Julia McDevitt named professional of the year at North American conference

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Posted: Nov 29, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick congratulates Julia McDevitt, senior director in the conferences services department at UNB Fredericton, who was named professional of the year at the 2019 Unique Venues Annual Member Conference in Dallas, TX. This is the first time this award has been bestowed to a professional from a Canadian university and only the second time it has been awarded to a...

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UNB researcher draws link between air pollution and increased mortality rates in Canadians

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A UNB researcher played a leading role in the largest and most comprehensive Canadian study examining links between air pollution and risk of mortality ever conducted. The study, published in Health Effects Institute report, reveals that even at the very low levels of pollution seen across most of Canada, including the Maritimes, exposure produces small but significant increased risks of...

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UNB ranked among Canada’s top 50 research universities

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Posted: Nov 25, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in a list released by Research Infosource Inc. UNB was ranked in 28th place overall and was the highest ranked university in New Brunswick. UNB also placed 5th in the comprehensive grouping of universities in both faculty research intensity and graduate student research intensity, based on the...

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Multi-talented Lesley Crewe to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: Nov 25, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Lesley Crewe will read from Are You Kidding Me? on Sunday, Dec. 1, with special guest Port City 5, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe’s finest newspaper columns are collected in one place. The book spans 20 years of columns for The Cape Bretoner Magazine, Cahoots Magazine, and The Chronicle...

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