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UNBF Renaissance College Announces Dean s List For 2009-10

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Forty-seven Renaissance College students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of Renaissance College, Ted Needham, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2009-10 academic year, 107 students were enrolled in...

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Re-opening of the Canada Games UNB Saint John Stadium - Oct 12

Communications

Posted: September 29, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


I want to invite our campus community to the official re-opening of the Canada Games UNB Saint John Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. The upgraded stadium will be an important recreation and major events resource for the City of Saint John and surrounding areas, and will enhance the student experience at UNB Saint John. Members of all three levels of government, the Saint John community,...

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UNB wrestlers to participate in Commonwealth Games - The Brunswickan

Communications

Posted: September 29, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Two UNB Black Bear wrestlers will make the trip to Delhi, India for the nineteenth Commonwealth Games. Eric Feunekes and Promise Mwenga, both members of the club, will participate in their first multi-sport games with their competition beginning next Tuesday. Feunekes, a fourth year engineering student at UNB and a Fredericton native, is excited to participate. “It is definitely the top one for...

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UNBF Faculty of Business Administration announce s Dean s List for 2009-10

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


One hundred and nineteen students in the faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of business administration, Daniel Coleman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. Students named to the...

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Diversifying salmon farms works UNB researcher - CBC ca

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Growing mussels and seaweed alongside farmed salmon makes sense financially and environmentally, a New Brunswick research scientist says. Thierry Chopin at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John has been studying the benefits of growing the animals and plants together for 15 years, and has been working with the salmon aquaculture company Cooke Aquaculture to test the integrated system at...

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Passionate about education

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Tony Secco is a busy family man and the vice-president (academic) at The University of New Brunswick Most of Tony Secco's life has been immersed in academia. His father was a chemistry professor at St. Francis Xavier University and he recalls an active boyhood growing up in and just outside of Antigonish. He spent a lot of time hiking, canoeing, skating and playing hockey. He met his wife,...

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Web science The New Frontier - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


To Chris Baker, the World Wide Web's existence has been "like the birth of a new planet." Two decades in, the web - which helps Internet users access information - has billions of pages, links and other resources that make up the largest information repository in human history. Baker, a University of New Brunswick researcher, is asking himself, "What now?" The answers, he says, might be found...

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Faculty of Engineering announces Dean s list for 2009-10

Communications

Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and twelve students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of engineering, David Coleman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2009-10 academic year, 1,106 students...

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UNB fetes 225 years with glitzy gala - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


TORONTO - The University of New Brunswick kicked off a year of anniversary festivities a long way from home Thursday with A Celebration of Canadian Spirit, a gala ceremony in Toronto that looked outward and forward as the institution celebrates 225 years. It's bold," said Alan MacGibbon, one of five Canadians to receive an honorary degree at the event. "I think it's a bold statement to say...

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University of New Brunswick hits its stride at 225 - The Globe and Mail

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick was already more than 80 years old by the time Confederation rolled around. Canada’s oldest English-language university marks its 225th anniversary this year, and while its alumni list remains a reliable gauge of who’s who in Atlantic Canada, there are signs that the school is learning to find its way in a new world. On Thursday evening in Toronto, for example, a...

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UNBF Faculty of Nursing announces Dean s list for 2009-10

Communications

Posted: September 22, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


One hundred and fifty-nine students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton and Bathurst have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of nursing, Janice Thompson, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2009-10 academic...

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Alissa York reads from Fauna as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: September 21, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Author Alissa York will read from her novel, Fauna on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. Alissa York is the author of two previous novels – Mercy (2002) and Effigy (2007), a finalist for the Giller Prize and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award. In 1999, she won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the Journey Prize for...

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Professor hopes research gives people a foot up on diabetes

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


If you have diabetes and a sore on your foot that just won't heal, then Stacey Reading wants to talk to you. Actually, what the professor of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick really wants to do is dunk your injured foot in oxygenated water to see if it will get better. "This is something that no one has ever really ever looked at," he said in a recent interview. "This is pretty new...

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David Bergen kicks off Lorenzo Reading Series for 2010-2011

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Award-winning author David Bergen will kick off UNB Saint John’s 2010-2011 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his new novel, The Matter with Morris on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Recipient of the Writers' Trust Notable Author Award in 2009, David Bergen is the author of five novels and a collection of short fiction. The Time in Between (2005) won the...

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Shinerama raises 10 000

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Students from the University of New Brunswick lined the streets Saturday for what has become an annual tradition in Fredericton. Students raised money for Shinerama, a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, and checked off the final activity of UNB's orientation week. The event was delayed by one week this year due to hurricane Earl. Shinerama director Lauren Vail said the efforts of students...

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University of New Brunswick Celebrates 225th Anniversary A Celebration of Canadian Spirit

Communications

Posted: September 10, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Homepage, myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Grammy and Juno winner Anne Murray, Olympic champion Clara Hughes, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine among event’s distinguished guests On Thursday, Sept. 23, the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English-language university, will celebrate 225 years of achievement with an exciting and memorable ceremony honouring five outstanding Canadians at...

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UNB experts help New Brunswickers understand 2010 election

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Professors and researchers from the University of New Brunswick are helping New Brunswickers make sense of the issues, ideas, policies, politics and themes that are part of the 2010 provincial election. Here are some recent stories feature UNB faculty & staff: A new deal for N.B.'s largest cities Kurt Peacock, urban researcher, UNB Saint John If the urban regions of Fredericton, Moncton and...

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UNB officials promise to help students fulfil their dreams - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


New students at the University of New Brunswick were asked to make a promise Tuesday. Tony Secco, vice-president of academics, told the first-year students the university will do everything within its resources to help them become successful, but he asked that they, in turn, promise to commit to working hard and attending classes. "Make the best of this publicly funded, wonderful institution to...

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UNB Saint John students signing up in droves to mentor youngsters

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


In just a year the number of UNBSJ students signing up to mentor students at Hazen White St. Francis has more than quadrupled to about 130! The university's community engagement officer Peter McGuire and the school's principal Jennifer Carhart talk about the program's success. Listen to the interview at Information Morning Saint John on the CBC New Brunswick website.

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Arctic rescue

Communications

Posted: September 3, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


A team of University of New Brunswick researchers played a vital role in the recent rescue of a cruise ship stranded in the Arctic Ocean.  The researchers, part of UNB’s Ocean Mapping Group, helped map a safe course for the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker that can also serve as a rescue vessel.  The Amundsen was the closest vessel to the MV Clipper Adventurer, which ran aground...

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Shinerama kicks off Saturday across city - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: September 3, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, In the Media


University of New Brunswick students will be hopping aboard city transit for free as they conduct the annual Shinerama campaign Saturday. Shinerama, which began in 1964, is Canada's largest post-secondary fundraiser involving students at more than 60 colleges and universities across Canada. This is the 37th year that UNB students have participated in Shine Day, said Lauren Vail 2010 UNB...

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Public invited to UNB Fredericton opening ceremony

Communications

Posted: September 1, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites members of the community to attend the Opening Ceremony for new students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. at the Aitken University Centre. The ceremony provides an opportunity for the Fredericton community to give a warm welcome to some 1,000 new students from across Canada and around the world.  It will include messages from UNB...

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