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623 students receive degrees at UNB s fall Graduation ceremonies

Communications

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

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The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 623 graduates from across Canada and around the globe at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, Oct. 21 and 22. This year’s ceremonies saw 407 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 184 earn master’s degrees and 32 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. Donald Bruce Nerbas of Winnipeg,...

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Tomorrow s leaders today

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Three faculty and staff members from the University of New Brunswick are among the list of final candidates for the 21 Inc. Emerging Leaders Summit, taking place next month. The summit will bring together some of Atlantic Canada’s freshest and most innovative young minds for a new and inspiring leadership opportunity.  Exceptional leaders, aged 20 to 35, were nominated for the summit, which...

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UNBF to host renowned policing strategist from England

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Over the past three decades policing has held the spotlight for change in the way law enforcement officials across the globe respond to intimate partner violence.  Innovations in policing approaches have taken hold around the world, some required by legislation, others motivated by enlightened leadership, or influenced by non-governmental organizations and activists.  On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at...

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Scholarship winner honoured - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: In the Media


Rebecca Snow says she feels honoured to have received the inaugural Robin Rocca Memorial Scholarship because it means she personifies what the ambitious young man stood for. "He led such a rich life and to be compared to that feels really good," Snow said. Rocca was an electrical engineer who died of acute myeloid leukemia in September 2009, when he was 29 years old. Like Rocca, Snow is a high...

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UNB credits students for improving green grade - The Daily Gleaner

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

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick has improved its grade on an international green report card for post-secondary education institutions prepared by a U.S.-based non-profit organization. The Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass., is releasing its 2011 College Sustainability Report Card today, and UNB, with its grade of B , is marking the second year in a row that it's improved its...

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Award-winning author Joan Thomas reads from Curiosity as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Joan Thomas will read from her new novel, Curiosity, on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. A former freelance journalist and book reviewer for The Globe and Mail and the Winnipeg Free Press, Joan Thomas published her first novel, Reading by Lightning, in 2009, winning the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and the Amazon.ca First...

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Saint John Now Home of Urban and Community Studies Institute

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John is a unique Canadian city.  It is rich in urban history and, as New Brunswick’s industrial engine, is continuously experiencing major social, economic and technological changes.  It is Canada’s smallest census metropolitan area, but it faces distinctive challenges surrounding immigration, population migration, poverty and economic development. Saint John is a living laboratory, an...

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Education students discover science of teaching - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


A group of education students celebrated Science and Technology Week by gaining some hands-on experience this weekend. University of New Brunswick students presented a series of experiments, demonstrations and activities at Science East on Saturday. The goal was to give them a chance to prepare lessons for a multi-age audience about topics they weren't previously familiar with. Prof. Karen...

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Hard work pays off for UNB Saint John grads - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Close to 100 graduates paraded through the autumn colours in King's Square Friday afternoon, on their way to receive degrees after years of hard work. "I wish my family back home could see me," said Wael Bader, one of many international students graduating from the University of New Brunswick Saint John, before marching into the Imperial Theatre. Bader, who received a master of science in...

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Ivan Rand was my hero in law school - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The legacy left behind by Ivan Rand fittingly took centre stage Thursday night at the University of New Brunswick's 18th annual Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture. Distinguished arbitrator, mediator and writer William Kaplan delivered this year's lecture. "Ivan Rand was my hero when I was in law school," Kaplan said. "It was his great civil liberties judgements that really attracted my...

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Knowledge only part of an education alumnus says - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


David Richards and Stephen Griffin are breathing a huge sigh of relief. The two men have spent the last year at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton learning the business side of their engineering profession - a task that required many long hours and unfettered commitment. On Thursday, they were among those celebrating their success at UNB's fall convocation at the Aitken University...

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Losing sleep for a worthy cause - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The 18th annual Neville/Jones Bed Push was a success, said an organizer. John Bailey said Saturday that despite a few changes from previous years, the 2010 bed push raised $12,300 for Women in Transition House, Inc. Neville/Jones House, a residence at the University of New Brunswick, is closed this year due to a lack of demand for all-male housing. Bailey, who would have been president of the...

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President of world medical body receives honorary degree today - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - The University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, will grant an honorary degree to Dr. Dana Hanson during its 28th fall graduation ceremonies today at the Imperial Theatre. The ceremonies start at 4:30 p.m. Hanson is president of the World Medical Association, the first Canadian in more than four decades to fill this position. He will be recognized with an honorary doctor of...

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Prospective students get chance to explore UNB Fredericton- The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick put its best foot forward Saturday as part of an open house for prospective students and their families. Visitors were able to participate in campus tours, faculty meet-and-greets, attend information sessions about scholarship opportunities and clubs, societies and extracurricular activities, and speak with current students about their experiences. Students...

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UNB to honour Beaverbrook - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The legacy of Lord Beaverbrook's generosity to the University of New Brunswick, the city of Fredericton and the province will be celebrated next month. As part of UNB's 225th anniversary, the university will be hosting Beaverbrook: A Celebration of Generosity. The two-day event will recognize some of Beaverbrook's most significant contributions and give others an opportunity to learn more about...

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502 Students receive degrees at UNB s Fall Graduation Ceremony in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 502 graduates from across Canada and around the globe at its 56th Convocation in Fredericton on Oct. 21, 2010. The fall graduation ceremony at the Aitken University Centre saw 340 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 133 earn master’s degrees and 29 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. Donald Bruce Nerbas...

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Legacy of young Saint John resident lives on as inaugural Rocca Scholarship awarded

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Robin Rocca was a young, vivacious 28-year-old. He was married, with a young son, and making a difference in the community. Then his life took a drastic turn. He was diagnosed with leukemia the day before Christmas, 2008. The Saint John native bravely battled the debilitating disease while raising awareness about organ donation, always wanting to give back to the community that he cared for...

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UNB celebrates Beaverbook s legacy of generosity

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

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Lord Beaverbrook's legacy of generosity to the University of New Brunswick, the City of Fredericton and the province began in 1920 and continues to this day. On the occasion of UNB’s 225th anniversary, the university is proud to host Beaverbrook: A Celebration of Generosity.  The two-day commemoration will recognize some of Lord Beaverbrook’s most significant contributions and give others a...

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UNB to grant honorary degrees to two distinguished alumni

Communications

Posted: October 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two distinguished alumni during its fall graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 56th Convocation at the Aitken University Centre on Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m.  During the ceremony Dawn Sharpe, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will be recognized with an honorary doctor of science degree. He will also...

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Conrad and Ploude to be honoured with emeritus designations

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Homepage


Margaret Conrad and Roger Ploude will join the ranks of professors emeriti at the University of New Brunswick. They will receive the honorary emeritus designation at UNB Fredericton’s fall Convocation, Oct. 21, in recognition of their distinguished careers. Margaret Conrad came to UNB in 2002 as the university’s first female Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies. She is a...

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Human water security and acquatic life in danger says international expert

Communications

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

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


Global rivers are in severe crisis because of pollution, dams, loss of wetlands, agricultural runoff, a changing climate, and other stressors - and 80% of the earth’s population is living near these waters.  A sobering report, published September 30 in the journal Nature, shows that human water security and aquatic life are in great danger.  One of the authors of Global threats to human water...

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UNB to recognize two outstanding teachers

Communications

Posted: October 13, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Mary Blatherwick and Dion Durnford are the 2010 recipients of the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of New Brunswick. Mary Blatherwick is an associate professor in the faculty of education and Dion Durnford is an associate professor in the department of biology. They will be recognized at the 56th Convocation in Fredericton on Thursday, Oct. 21, at...

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6-million stadium upgrade worth every penny

Communications

Posted: October 12, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, Events


Young fans in the stands, and players on the field, didn't question Monday the cost of refurbishing the Canada Games Stadium. "I like it. It doesn't have a scoreboard, so you have to pay very close attention," said Ethan Higgins Watson, 9, watching the University of New Brunswick in Saint John Seawolves' home opener against the Holland College Hurricanes. "It's good. I like it but, same as him...

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Author Michael Helm reads from critically-acclaimed new novel Cities of Refuge

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Author Michael Helm will read from his critically-acclaimed new novel, Cities of Refuge on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Michael Helm's debut novel, The Projectionist (1997), was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Award. His second novel, In the Place of Last Things (2004), was a finalist for the regional Commonwealth Prize for Best Book and the...

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36th annual coaster derby - The Brunswickan Video

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The follow video was created by the UNB Fredericton student newspaper, The Brunswickan: 36th Annual SSME Coaster Derby from The Brunswickan on Vimeo.

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Book celebrates UNB architecture - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The author of a new book about the physical esthetics of the University of New Brunswick's two campuses says the UNB community has a responsibility to preserve and maintain those buildings because they're integral to the institution's identity. As part of UNB's 225th anniversary celebrations Friday, the university hosted a launch event at Memorial Hall for architect and art historian John...

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Class of 1945 grad loves to come home

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


He was one of only three people who registered from the Class of 1945, but Cape Cod, Mass., resident Don Adamson figured he'd still have a good time at the University of New Brunwick's 225th anniversary celebration and fall homecoming. While a jazz band played under a white-topped tent on the lawn at UNB, Adamson, 87, quaffed a beer and joked that he can recall delivering The Daily Gleaner...

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Family donates 1 million to UNB in honor of Andrew and Marjorie McCain

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The family of Andrew and Marjorie McCain have made a $1 million donation to the University of New Brunswick in support of the Human Performance Laboratory, housed in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. In recognition of these two hardworking and loyal New Brunswickers who believed in the value of education, the university has named the facility The Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance...

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UNB celebrations continue with homecoming presidents parade - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is big on tradition this year, as it celebrates its 225th anniversary, but it's not against change. For the first time, homecoming is being held in the fall, instead of during spring convocation or in the summer, as has been the case since the first class reunion took place in May 1923. "We decided we wanted to have it when the campus was alive," said Larry...

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UNB rolls out red carpet - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The dark clouds that hovered over the University of New Brunswick on Friday managed to avoid raining on the school's first homecoming parade, as students, faculty and alumni gathered to launch a celebratory weekend. Dozens of events will unfold this weekend as part of a special homecoming celebration - from Friday's parade, to Saturday's football game, from book launches to social...

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