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UNB Saint John research chair in Canada-wide effort to develop semantic infrastructure for knowledge discovery in biomedicine

Communications

Posted: April 30, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Even with huge investments in infrastructure for biomedical research, a key challenge is the time it takes to find the right data and identify how to analyze it. In many ways, the web world is becoming more cluttered and it can be difficult to isolate that elusive, yet critical, piece of information that can unlock an important discovery. Advanced technologies for describing the meaning of...

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UNB researchers to create guidelines for safety and integrity of critical infrastructure

Communications

Posted: April 28, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


There is growing worldwide demand to monitor and protect against hazards such as ground movement and security threats to critical infrastructure such as dams, power plants, bridges, airports, mines, pipelines and oil and gas installations.By combining new survey technologies with integrated analysis of structural and ground deformation, a new research initiative at the University of New...

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UNB student creating guidelines for improved forest practices

Communications

Posted: April 28, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is working to develop a set of guidelines for the forest industry that will allow a balance between protecting forest soils and utilizing biomass (tree limbs and tops) as a source of bio-energy.Forests are an extremely valuable natural resource in large part because of their renewability. However, even though they are renewable,...

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UNB s Art for New Spaces committee selects three finalists

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Photographer Greg Klassen, painter Glenn Priestley, and fibre artist Anna Torma have been selected as finalists in the inaugural Art for New Spaces competition at the University of New Brunswick. Chosen from a field of 30 applicants, the artists must prepare a detailed proposal for the creation of an artwork to be displayed in the foyer of the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre on the...

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UNB students awarded over 1 3 million in national graduate scholarship Competition

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Natalie Weigum and Nathan Wilbur are two UNB students who have been given a boost to pursue their research thanks to the 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) graduate scholarship competition.A total of 39 students on UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses were recently awarded scholarships from NSERC totalling more than $1.3 million to pursue graduate...

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UNB hosts math competition

Communications

Posted: April 23, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


The 28th Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, April 30. Students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of UNB and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of U de Moncton to write a multiple choice competiton paper (in either French or English). The examinations are written in the late...

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Joint News Release - - Status of AUNBT UNB collective bargaining for full-time academic instructors and librarians

Communications

Posted: April 20, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers and the University of New Brunswick continue talks to conclude a new collective agreement for UNB's 600 full-time academic employees. On April 19, the parties reached agreement on a number of outstanding issues, including the elimination of mandatory retirement. They have further agreed to continue negotiations on other matters in an...

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UNB partners with Umoe Solar New Brunswick to undertake solar energy research

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As more economies around the world are looking for sustainable and competitive green energy alternatives, our province is keeping up with the race by exploring solar as an option. Solar energy has a number of benefits over other energy sources, such as reducing air pollution, energy conservation, the offset of greenhouse gasses and reducing the need for battery disposal.Thanks to recent funding...

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University community mourns the death of UNB Fredericton student

Communications

Posted: April 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Message to students, faculty and staff From: Eddy Campbell, President April 19, 2010 It is with great sadness that I write to inform the UNB community of the untimely death of one of our students, Ahmed Alshamrani. Ahmed, who is from Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia, died suddenly this past Saturday. He was in his second year of study with the department of chemical engineering. Counseling services...

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UNB submits a tight but balanced budget for 2010-11

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved a tight but balanced operating budget for 2010-11. The budget is marked by a freeze in student tuition for the third year in a row, modest revenue growth thanks to contributions from the provincial government and tight control over expenses. “The 2010-11 budget represents the first year of a three-year plan to return UNB to...

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UNB Saint John receives federal funding to help local businesses

Communications

Posted: April 7, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John received $150,000 today for 24 student internships through the Small Business Internship Program (SBIP), launched by the federal government last year.SBIP allows businesses to hire a student for a 12-week period to help them establish an e-commerce project related to their business. The program helps small and medium size firms across Canada grow...

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Collaborative research partnership for sustainable forestry receives funding boost from federal government

Communications

Posted: April 6, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Industry, universities, and environmental organizations have teamed up to establish a collaborative process to discuss sustainable forest management in New Brunswick. The Collaborative Research Partnership for Sustainable Forest Management received more than $990,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under its Community-University Research Alliance...

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