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UNB researchers partnering with industry - Progress magazine

Communications

Posted: December 22, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Kevin Englehart’s research is changing lives, one person at a time. A professor of electrical and computer engineering and the associate director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Englehart and his team create “myoelectric” artificial arms and hands for amputees and those born with limb deficiencies. Clients have ranged in age from...

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Friends family and colleagues create scholarship in memory of Ashoki Sujanani

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Posted: December 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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A scholarship has been created at the University of New Brunswick in memory of Ashoki Sujanani (BSE SE, ’78), a highly respected and successful engineer nicknamed ‘Santa Shoki’ because of his giving nature. Sujanani passed away in November, 2010. The Ashoki Sujanani Scholarship is being spearheaded by Chris Gilliss (BBA ’75) and his wife, Karen Perry, who were long-time friends of...

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New program at UNB aimed at baby boomers

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Posted: December 15, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not the Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick.  Aimed at turning this adage on its ear, the Andrews Initiative will offer an “intellectual journey” for Baby Boomers nearing or in retirement. John McLaughlin, president emeritus of UNB, chairs a small steering committee overseeing the Andrews Initiative.  “We don’t mean to...

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Travel study programs offer many benefits

Communications

Posted: December 13, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) offers curious travellers of all ages unique, international opportunities to travel and learn. Anyone who is interested in taking a different approach to travel can sign up for travel study programs to France, London, New York City, or Rome during spring 2011. University students can earn credit toward their degrees. Non-students can enjoy a foreign...

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Inaugural Art for New Spaces painting unveiled

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Posted: December 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to exhibit the first work of art to be featured as part of the university’s Art for New Spaces program. New Brunswick artist Glenn Priestley today unveiled The Hill, a 64- by 90-inch oil on canvas painting that now hangs in the foyer of the C.C. Jones Student Services on the UNB Fredericton campus. Priestley titled the painting The Hill after...

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Eleven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: December 2, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of 11 new members to the Board of Governors. Among them are six leaders in academia, business and law: G. Robert Basque, Q.C., lawyer; Barry Cooper, chairman of BMO Asset Management; Hans Klohn, president of OSCO Construction Group; Carol Loughrey, semi-retired president of Ashfields Ltd.; Sharon MacFarlane, retired...

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UNB celebrates the birth of public education in N B

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Posted: November 30, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is gearing up to celebrate its date of birth in a big way. December 13th marks the 225th anniversary of the inception of public education in this province.  It was on that day in 1785 that seven United Empire Loyalists, displaced by the American Revolution and newly arrived in the New Brunswick wilderness, signed a petition in Saint John asking Governor Thomas...

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Seawolves win AFL crown

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Posted: November 22, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN - It took the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves almost two quarters to get rolling, but once they got the blue and white machine moving the Seawolves bulldozed the University of Dalhousie Tigers 40-6 to win the Moosehead Cup Saturday. Some 600 people braved the near-freezing temperatures at the Canada Games Stadium to watch the Seawolves take to a snow-covered field...

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Inaugural MacGill lecture to challenge perceptions on dealing with child abuse

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Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The department of philosophy at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus is pleased to announce the first annual Neil W. MacGill lecture in honour of the late faculty member. Neil Whyte MacGill played an influential role during his time at UNB.  With degrees from Cambridge, Edinburgh and Oxford, MacGill came to Fredericton in 1961 to teach philosophy.  He served as department chair...

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Katherine Govier reads from The Ghost Brush in Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Toronto writer Katherine Govier will read from her novel, The Ghost Brush, on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus.Katherine Govier is the author of eight novels and three story collections. Three Views of Crystal Water was a Globe and Mail Book of the Year (2005) and Creation was a New York Times Notable Book (2003). The winner of a City of...

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UNB Nursing students develop workplace wellness policy

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Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Seven third-year students in the nursing program at the University of New Brunswick Moncton campus have been working on a special health promotion initiative that has the potential to enhance the well-being of government employees in Moncton and across the province. The Community Population Health project began in early September, in cooperation with Service New Brunswick (Moncton) and in...

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Multi award-winning filmmaker and writer to deliver MacNutt Lecture

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Posted: November 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Acclaimed Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer and educator Sylvia D. Hamilton is known for her documentary films and publications, public presentations and extensive volunteer work with artistic, social and cultural organizations on the local and national levels.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to welcome Dr. Hamilton as the guest speaker for the 2010-2011 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial...

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UNB Faculty of Education launches Bi-Annual Journal Publication

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Posted: November 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the publication of a new thematic education journal, titled Antistasis: a New Brunswick Education Journal.  This publication is rooted in the vision of education as a public good, a theme that is reflected in the inaugural issue, now available. The journal will be published twice a year and submissions are...

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Toronto Entrepreneur Creates Engineering Scholarship at UNB

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Posted: November 15, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Lorne Berggren, a successful Toronto-area businessman, has contributed $100,000 to establish a scholarship at the University of New Brunswick.  The Lorne Berggren Scholarship supports students in the mechanical engineering program who have an interest in entrepreneurship. “UNB gave me the head start I needed to get my companies off the ground, and it is my hope that this scholarship will...

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UNB President Eddy Campbell to build on long-standing relationship with Bhutan

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Posted: November 10, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell will visit Bhutan this week to build on the long and trusted relationship that has developed between the university and the small Buddhist Kingdom. The bond between Canada and Bhutan goes back more than four decades, when Canadian Jesuit William Mackey went to Bhutan to establish a secular secondary school system at the request of the Royal...

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UNB Saint John researchers and Saint John Police partner to tackle domestic violence - CBC

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Posted: November 10, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


The Saint John Police Force is assisting in a research study taking an in-depth look at domestic violence. The force is partnering in a research project at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John that will examine 200 randomly chosen cases of domestic violence in the city since 2004. Sgt. Joe Oliver, with the force's Family Protection Unit, said the findings of the research could help...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

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Posted: November 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor...

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UNB Fredericton Faculty of Kinesiology announces Dean s List for 2009-10

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Posted: November 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Seventy-nine students in the faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of kinesiology, Wayne Albert, 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, 421 students were enrolled...

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UNB researchers involved in NASA-funded research project on St John River watershed

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Posted: November 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A million dollar project funded by NASA will include the work of two researchers from the University of New Brunswick. Brigitte Leblon and Armand LaRocque are part of a multidisciplinary team studying three major watersheds in New Brunswick and Maine.  They are examining the Androscoggin/Kennebec, Penobscot and St. John rivers, and the Gulf of Maine to see how much water, carbon and nutrients...

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Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2009-10

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Posted: November 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and six students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The acting dean of arts, Weiqiu Yu, 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, 1,310 students were enrolled...

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UNB Fredericton Faculty of Science announces Dean s List for 2009-10

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Posted: November 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


One hundred and ninety-seven students in the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of science, David Magee, 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, 747 students were...

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UNB Saint John Offers new international learning opportunity for students

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Posted: November 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John will soon have a unique opportunity to study abroad in the United States and Mexico.  UNBSJ is a partner in a six-university consortium that has received $450,000 from the Canadian, American and Mexican governments to fund a student-exchange and research project.  The funding will help promote and enhance international learning and build...

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Award-winning author Richard Wright reads from Mr Shakespeare s Bastard as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Richard B. Wright will read from his new novel, Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard B. Wright is the multi-award-winning author of 11 novels, among them Clara Callan (2001), winner of three major awards – the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Book Award. In the same year, Wright was...

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science to honour students

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Computer Science is pleased to honour Dean’s List students, along with winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards during its upcoming 2010 awards ceremony.  The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Delta Fredericton Hotel.  The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. ...

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UNB to host national research day on intimate partner violence

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Engaging our Communities: Working Together to End Intimate Partner Violence. That is the theme of National Research Day 2010, being held at the University of New Brunswick Nov. 4 and 5. The conference is being hosted by UNB’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, in partnership with the Canadian Alliance of Research Centres on Violence and the Canadian observatory on the...

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623 students receive degrees at UNB s fall Graduation ceremonies

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNBF Renaissance College Announces Dean s List For 2009-10

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Entrepreneurs praise internship program - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 31, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


The federal government's small business internship program, which connects e-commerce students with small businesses, is getting high marks from local entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the program. "As a business, we did not have the time to learn how to run the Internet and make it work for us," Terry Ann Cormier, owner of the eco-friendly Naturally For Life stores in Rothesay and St....

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UNB s Central Heating Plant reduces atmospheric emissions by nearly one third

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is continuing to lower its carbon footprint. Last year, UNB Fredericton’s Central Heating Plant reduced its greenhouse gas emissions, generated by fuels burned to produce steam, by 33 per cent, or the equivalent of close to 6,000 tons of CO2. “This was accomplished by transferring 90 per cent of the load traditionally covered by heavy fuel oil, known as Bunker...

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225 years of growth

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

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick was founded in 1785. It has grown into a world-class university, with alumni, donors and research connections across Canada and programs that reach around the globe. For 225 years, it has been a community- and nation-builder. The success of its graduates has established New Brunswick as an important contributor to Confederation and the community of nations. Read...

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UNB to celebrate 225th anniversary in grand style - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, In the Media


Had there been a current affairs class when what is now the University of New Brunswick first opened its doors, the lecture could have focused on constitutional turmoil south of the border and the rise of Gen. George Washington - still four years away from being named U.S. president. UNB, Canada's oldest English-language university, is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year and officials...

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Celebration of UNB Canadian spirit planned

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

Category: Events, In the Media


It's not every day an institution celebrates 225 years, so the University of New Brunswick is kicking off its anniversary in a big way. A special honorary degree ceremony and reception is being held at The Royal Conservatory in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. The event, dubbed a Celebration of Canadian Spirit, will see five high-profile Canadians receive honorary...

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UNB STU gear up for Congress 2011

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

Category: In the Media, Events


OK, so you thought organizing your family reunion was a mammoth task Try walking in Michelle McNeil's shoes. The University of New Brunswick staff member is the project manager for one of the biggest conferences to be held in the city. McNeil is working on the logistical details of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, which will draw more than 6,000 delegates to Fredericton for nine...

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UNB receives funding to further support homeless and at risk of homelessness in Fredericton

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media


Thanks to support from the Government of Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) can prepare for the establishment of a permanent transitional housing facility for people in need. The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Fredericton, made the...

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Faculty of Computer Science announces Dean s list for 2009-10

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

Category: In the Media, myUNB


Forty-two students in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The Dean of Computer Science, Ali Ghorbani, 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, 248 students were...

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Forest Ranger leaves 1 34 million to UNB

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

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Second World War veteran, forest ranger and public servant Joseph Flanagan left a bequest of $1.34 million to the University of New Brunswick. The gift will support the Joseph A. and Kathleen A. Flanagan Memorial Scholarships for students from New Brunswick in science or engineering programs at UNB. Valued at $5,000, seven scholarships have been awarded for the upcoming academic year. Hillary...

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Fairweather and McCain appointed to new position on UNB s Board of Governors

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

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Roxanne Fairweather, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Innovatia, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, beginning July 1. First appointed to the board in 2003, she most recently served as vice-chair of the Board. Roxanne Fairweather replaces David Stevenson, founding partner with Stevenson & Partners LLP, who completed...

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Neville-Jones House to close for 2010 2011 academic year

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Neville-Jones House residence will be closed for the 2010-11 academic year. Neville-Jones is one of two all-male residences at University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. Over the past decade, there has been decreased demand for all-male residence accommodation, not just at UNB Fredericton, but also at universities in general, says James Brown, executive director of Residential Life,...

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A determined agent of change - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: In the Media


Leah Levac pauses in mid-sentence and then drops this thought into a conversation. The thing about New Brunswick, is that it is so small that we could get everything right." That's one of those thoughts that once a person picks it up and starts rolling it around the mind, it's hard to put it down. Levac is a 32-year-old teacher and researcher at the University of New Brunswick's Renaissance...

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Graduate determined to get education - The Daily Gleaner

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

Category: In the Media


All Alicia Walker wanted to do was prove everyone wrong. The Fredericton woman completed her degree from the University of New Brunswick in May after attending university for six years. Unfortunately, she was nine months pregnant when the graduation ceremony was scheduled and couldn't attend. Her stepfather, Steve Gilliland, thought his stepdaughter should be rewarded for six years of...

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Fiddlehead wins national magazine award

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Fiddlehead has won a National Magazine Award for the publication of Stephen Heighton’s story, Shared Room on Union. The literary journal also received two honourable mentions for fiction for Back to Disney by Jeff Park and The Spanish Hour by J. M. Villaverde; and two honorable mentions for UNB's Anne Compton’s poems, Stepping Off, It starts with names, and We waited; and Vanessa Moeller’s...

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Englehart and Albert Receive NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

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Posted: July 5, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB's Kevin Englehart and Wayne Albert are two of the New Brunswick recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Accelerator Supplement, valued $120,000 over three years. The announcement was held at UNB Fredericton on June 22. Below is the Government of Canada news release. Minister Gary Goodyear announces investment in world-leading...

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Fredericton Loyalist Gives over 100 000 to UNB

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Posted: July 5, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Charles and Pat MacDonald have established a $4,000 annual scholarship at the University of New Brunswick.Although neither attended UNB, their son received scholarships while completing two degrees at UNB so the couple understands the importance of financial support.“Our kids are doing well and I was quite successful in my investments,” explains Mr. MacDonald, as reasons why the couple decided...

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The Sir James Dunn Foundation contributes 500 000 to UNB Saint John University Commons project

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Posted: July 5, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Sir James Dunn Foundation – a private foundation based in southern New Brunswick – announced today its plans to contribute $500,000 to the $25-million University Commons fundraising campaign at UNB Saint John.“We are so pleased the Dunn Foundation decided to get involved in this terrific project,” says Eddy Campbell, President of the University of New Brunswick. “Their generous contribution...

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UNB to help children of fallen soldiers attend university

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Posted: July 5, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is the first public university in the province to join Project Hero, a program that provides a special four-year undergraduate award to children of Canada’s fallen soldiers.“Our soldiers make sacrifices every day for freedom and basic human rights,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell. “Many have made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. This award is one way...

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Shad Valley offers experiences that students can t get in the classroom - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: July 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


High school students from across Canada descended upon the University of New Brunswick's campus this week to participate in Shad Valley. Sixty high-achieving students from grades 10 to 12 will spend one month broadening their minds and learning about science, technology and entrepreneurship. The summer program is also taking place at nine other university campuses across the country. Read the...

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University a better investment than ever - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: In the Media


Recognizing the additional lifetime earnings it generates, the lower probability of unemployment, and the intrinsic rewards derived in the process, many have long realized and obtained the benefits of a post-secondary education. Some 14 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 15 and over had obtained an undergraduate degree in 2007, an increase from 7.8 per cent in 1990. For the class of 2010 -...

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Congress 2011

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

Category: In the Media


Linda Kealey, academic convenor for the Congress 2011, talks about the planning efforts underway in Fredericton. http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100527/mtl_special_congress2010/20100527/?hub=MontrealHome

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UNB welcomes Indian students for research internships

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

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Nine of the brightest young scientific minds from India are at the University of New Brunswick this summer, working with some of the university’s leading national researchers and their laboratories. The students are at UNB Fredericton for a three-month research internship, as part of the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) Globalink program. Here they will learn...

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Young Rothesay resident recognized for leadership at UNB Saint John with Primrose Scholarship

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

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John


Amanda Bishop, a recent graduate at Rothesay High School, has spent most of her young life finding ways to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Her leadership in the classroom, in varsity sports and in the community made her a natural choice for this year's Primrose Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. A high academic achiever, Amanda has participated in many varsity sports including...

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Two UNB grad students receive 50 000 Vanier scholarships

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Posted: May 31, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick graduate students Julie Bull and Catherine Holtmann have each received a 2010 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, valued at $50,000 annually for up to three years.Ms. Bull is a PhD student in UNB’s interdisciplinary studies program. Her research is rooted in Aboriginal and rural health and education. In particular, it focuses on the authenticity in relationships with...

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UNB Fredericton to host lecture on math and music

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Posted: May 31, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


On Thursday, June 3, the University of New Brunswick will host a free public lecture by Jason Brown, and his band, who will talk about the connections between math and music. The lecture entitled A Hard Day's Math will take place at 6 p.m. at UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. A reception will follow. Jason Brown is a professor of mathematics at Dalhousie University and frequently talks...

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An investment in the future

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

Category: Commentary


UNB Saint John's class of 2010 will step into the next chapter of their lives, having left this campus a better place. Their potential, their leadership and their tenacity have inspired many to invest in UNB's Saint John campus so that others may follow in their footsteps. The campus to which they will return as alumni will be a much different place than the one they attended as students. A...

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1 831 students receive degrees at UNB s spring graduation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 1,831 graduates from across Canada and around the world at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, May 19-21.This year’s graduation ceremonies saw 1,604 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 200 earn master’s degrees and 27 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD.The university’s top...

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AUNBT UNB negotiations for contract academic employees move to binding arbitration

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

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The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers have agreed to binding arbitration as they negotiate the final issues in reaching a first collective agreement for UNB’s nearly 550 contract academic instructors and librarians.UNB and the AUNBT have agreed that the matter will be heard by a three-person arbitration panel. Andrew Sims of Edmonton has...

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Urgent UNB graduation notice

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

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Because of the weather forecast, students graduating from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this morning, Thursday, May 20, are advised to go to the South Gym to pick up their cards for the ceremony and for graduation orientation. The cards will be available from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. The graduation orientation begins at 9 a.m.UNB’s Encaenia Ceremony B will begin at 10 a.m. in the...

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UNB to grant seven honorary degrees during spring graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to seven outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies.The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 181st Encaenia with three ceremonies at the Aitken University Centre on May 19 and 20. The Saint John campus will hold its 36th Spring Convocation on May 21 at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre. UNB Fredericton At...

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UNB to honour eight with emeritus distinctions

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eight professors who have had distinguished careers at the University of New Brunswick will receive honorary designations for their outstanding contributions.At UNB’s spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton, May 19 and 20, professor emeritus designations will be awarded to John DeDourek in computer science, Anne Klinck in English, Sally Rehorick in education and Arun Valsangkar in civil...

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UNB Announces Valedictorians for Spring Graduation Ceremonies

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


This year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick may come from different parts of the country but what they have in common is their top marks, leadership and volunteerism. Kailynn Anthony of Russell, Ont.; Oliver Gorman-Asal of Fredericton, N.B.; Chris Samuel of Edmonton, Alta., and Taryn O’Neill of Saint John, N.B. will help to make the spring graduation ceremonies memorable for...

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Status of AUNBT UNB collective bargaining for full-time academic employees

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

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The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers have achieved significant progress in negotiations for a new collective agreement with UNB’s 600 full-time academic employees, by agreeing to treat the upcoming conciliation board report as binding.On Feb. 18, 2010, the New Brunswick Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour announced the...

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UNB Graduates Among Winners Selected to Participate in Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

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Posted: May 5, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick graduates are among the 15 successful entrepreneurs selected to participate in the Wallace McCain Institute’s prestigious Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). The announcement was made this week after an intense two-day process of interviews and interaction.“The finalists emerged from 228 nominations that were received over the last four months,” said Nancy Mathis,...

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Tony Bates to visit UNB Fredericton

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

Category: Events


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to invite the public to attend an address by Dr. Tony Bates who will be visiting UNB Fredericton on May 10. Dr. Tony Bates specializes in e-learning in higher education. His blog on resources for e-learning receives over 10,000 hits a month. He has written nine books on distance education and learning technologies, and consulted in over 35 countries....

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB researcher receives 1 4 Million to continue work in paper production

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

Category: In the Media


According to Yonghao Ni, director of the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research and Education Centre at the University of New Brunswick, the Canadian pulp and paper industry needs research and innovation to stay competitive in the world market.“Pulp and paper is Canada’s largest manufacturing industry and has been a world leader in technological advances,” said Dr. Ni. “However, its dominance is...

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Aitken House wins energy reduction competition

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Aitken House at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton was the winner of The Atlantic University and College Electrical Consumption Reduction Energy Challenge, which is a regional challenge for residences across the Atlantic Provinces.There were 37 residences from seven campuses that participated in the challenge with more than 6,000 students involved in reducing energy usage.Kevin Roy,...

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UNB grad students making a difference on land in water and in outer space

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

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Three University of New Brunswick graduate students are working on solutions to some important economic, health and safety issues here on Earth and in outer space.Their research has earned them 2009 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, which are awarded under the federal government’s Canada Graduate Scholarships Program. Valued at $6,000 each, they are designed to help offset the costs of...

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Education Professor s Gift will Support Future Teachers

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

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A bequest from a former faculty member at the University of New Brunswick will create scholarships for students in the bachelor of education program. The late Florence Swan donated $160,000 to support aspiring teachers from New Brunswick, with financial need, through the Florence Swan Memorial Scholarship fund. "Education was very important to her family," said Dr. Swan's niece, Elizabeth...

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Upcoming Dineen Lecture looks at the wonder of scientific simulation

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

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This year’s University of New Brunswick Dineen Lecture will feature a lecture by Suhas Patankar.Dr. Patankar’s lecture is entitled Wonder of Scientific Simulation. He will speak on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. The UNB Fredericton lecture will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall. The UNB Saint John talk will be held on Friday, March...

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Historian and UNB Honorary Degree Recipient Wins Holberg International Memorial Prize

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

Category: In the Media


Historian and UNB honorary degree recipient Natalie Zemon Davis has won the prestigious Holberg International Memorial Prize given by the Norwegian parliament. Dr. Zemon Davis is a social history pioneer who has “given much to the world. But to Canada she have given one additional gift: the vision of a history made universal by its expansion to include all human beings and made whole by its...

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Author to read at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, Events


The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by R. W. Gray on Monday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at UNB Fredericton. Gray will be reading from his new short story collection, Crisp. The stories meditate on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. For more information, contact...

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Newest Sir Howard Douglas Scholars Poised to Make a Difference

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Posted: March 12, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Twenty two students at the University of New Brunswick have achieved distinction as the 2010 recipients of the Sir Howard Douglas Award. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talent at the university, in their communities and around the world. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars see opportunity where others see obstacles,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell....

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UNB researcher working to enhance cod aquaculture in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: March 12, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The collapse of the wild cod fishery off the east coast of Canada has led to a surge of interest in Atlantic cod farming. Cod aquaculture has the potential to stimulate Atlantic Canada’s economy through research and innovation, economic diversity and employment, especially in communities that relied heavily on the wild cod fishery. However, as with all new farming endeavours, parasites can...

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Cancelled - International Development panel discussion at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: March 11, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will be hosting a panel discussion entitled The Canadian Government's Role in International Development.The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the President's Room, of the Alumni Memorial Building, at UNB Fredericton. A reception will take place before the panel discussion at 6...

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Beth Powning to read from her book The Sea Captain s Wife

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Posted: March 10, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Beth Powning will read from The Sea Captain’s Wife on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. When Sussex, New Brunswick novelist Beth Powning published her first novel, The Hatbox Letters –described as “a stunning debut” by The Globe and Mail – she had already published three works of non-fiction. Her memoir,...

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Chief of Metepenagiag Mi kmaq Nation to deliver Pacey Lecture

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Posted: March 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


What is the future of First Nations in Atlantic Canada?Noah Augustine, chief of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation, will give his insights into transforming dependency into self-sufficiency, good governance and a future for First Nations children when he delivers this year’s University of New Brunswick W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture.He will speak at the UNB Saint John campus on Tuesday, March...

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Men s Seawolves volleyball team heading to nationals

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Posted: March 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


After a three-game sweep against the Holland College Hurricanes in front of a packed gymnasium at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, the Men’s Seawolves Volleyball Team was declared ACAA champions and had secured a spot at nationals for the second year in a row.Chika Ikejiani, the Seawolve’s captain and fourth year bachelor of science student in biology and psychology, says it means...

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Poet Robyn Sarah to read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: March 4, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a reading by Robyn Sarah, one of Canada’s foremost poets and critics.The reading will be held on Monday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at the UNB Fredericton campus.Sarah will be reading from her new poetry collection, Pause for Breath. Her well-crafted and lyrical poems examine the daily life of women and the...

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Scientist returns to UNB for computer science annual lecture

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Posted: March 3, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton


The Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host its annual lecture on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium at Head Hall, 15 Dineen Drive. This year’s lecturer will be Colin Ware, director of data visualization research lab at the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. The lecture is entitled The...

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Two UNB Researchers Receive Major Health Research Grants

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Posted: March 1, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two University of New Brunswick researchers have received research grants of close to $1 million to carry out projects that will improve health services for New Brunswickers. The funding was awarded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, a funding partner in the PHSI...

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University Commons Unveiled

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Posted: February 24, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The new University Commons, unveiled today during an announcement at the UNB Saint John campus, is set to break ground. Construction will begin in April with significant infrastructure funding now in place from three levels of government, as well as donations from the private sector and many individuals. The signature building will transform the entrance to the campus, complementing tens of...

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Fred Stenson to read from his new novel The Great Karoo

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Posted: February 23, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning writer and Novelist-in-Residence at UNB for 2009-10, Fred Stenson will read from his new novel, The Great Karoo on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series.Fred Stenson is the author of seven works of fiction and eight non-fiction pieces. The Great Karoo, published in 2008, was a finalist for the Governor...

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Joint News Release - Status of AUNBT UNB Collective Bargaining for Full-time Academic Employees

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Posted: February 18, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Representatives of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) and the University of New Brunswick continue to negotiate for an eleventh collective agreement for UNB's approximately 600 full-time teachers, researchers and librarians.On Feb. 18, 2010, the New Brunswick Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour announced the formation of a conciliation board to...

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Official opening of C C Jones Student Services Centre

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Posted: February 11, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today the University of New Brunswick celebrated the rededication of Jones House and the official opening of the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre on the Fredericton campus. After extensive renovations and upgrades, the building will now be the central location for student services on campus."As a university, we are committed to providing a quality learning environment that will enable...

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Governor General s award winner speaking at UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Guy Vanderhaeghe, a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, will give a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on “Apprehending the Past: History versus the Historical Novel” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at the Wu Centre, UNB. He will be introduced by writer, artist, and former Lieutenant...

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

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Posted: February 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) and the University of New Brunswick continue to negotiate for a first collective agreement for UNB's nearly 550 contract academic instructors and librarians.Negotiations have resulted in agreement on several issues while others remain outstanding. Both parties wish to continue discussions.On Feb. 5, 2010 the AUNBT applied to the...

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Margaret Sweatman to read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: February 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a literary reading by acclaimed Canadian writer Margaret Sweatman.It will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus.She will read from her latest novel, The Players. This witty historical novel examines the high-stakes lives of actors and probes the...

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Two UNB-led research projects awarded over 10 million from NSERC

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Posted: February 5, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thierry Chopin from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and Ying-Hei Chui from UNB Fredericton are two of 11 Canadian researchers who will be leading Strategic Research Networks recently awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).Dr. Chopin is the scientific director of the NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN),...

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Joint News Release - Status of AUNBT UNB Collective Bargaining for Full-time Academic Employees

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Posted: February 3, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Representatives of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) and the University of New Brunswick continue to negotiate for an eleventh collective agreement for UNB's approximately 600 full-time teachers, researchers and librarians. On Jan. 11, 2010, the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour appointed a conciliator, at the request of both the AUNBT and...

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UNB Student Investment Fund raises bar with best performance yet

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Posted: February 2, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Student Investment Fund (SIF) students ended 2009 with their best investment performance to date, closing at $2.4 million in funds under management. The students were in Toronto last month, promoting the SIF program and their outstanding investment performance. They, along with SIF and UNB alumni, opened the Toronto Stock Exchange. The TMX Group, owner and operator...

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UNB Celebrates International Development Week

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Posted: February 1, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, Events


There are several events and activities planned at the University of New Brunswick’s campuses next week in celebration of this year’s International Development Week. The keynote event in Fredericton will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in MacLaggan Hall, Room 105, with author and humanitarian advocate James Orbinski. Dr. Orbinski was the international president of Doctors Without...

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UNB unveils website update

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Posted: January 30, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to unveil the latest upgrade to its website. The 2010 refresh for the UNB website builds on the work first introduced in December 2008. It was developed based on continued research, analysis of our site usage trends, new technologies and emerging best practices among universities and colleges. The work was done in-house by UNB's web operations group,...

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UNB research gets a boost from AIF funding

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Posted: January 29, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three researchers at the University of New Brunswick received a total of $5.8 million from Round VII of the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) delivered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). For UNB researcher Kenneth Kent, this means the creation of a new centre that will work to make computer systems faster. The demands for faster processing speeds are important today in...

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CURRIE CENTER occupancy slated for May 2011

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Posted: January 26, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


* The following message was sent to the UNB community Tuesday, Jan. 26. Construction of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER has progressed tremendously over the past few months. December marked the installation of the glulam beams, which are the building's large wooden roof trusses. The roof will be finished this winter, which will move the majority of the construction inside the building. The...

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UNB s successful travel study program offers exciting opportunities for 2010 - London China France Italy Turkey

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Posted: January 21, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students can make the world their classroom with the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Art's Travel Study Program.The program offers six three-week adventures that blend discovery of world-class cultural destinations with the opportunity to earn credits toward a degree. It is open to university students from across the country and to anyone with a passion for learning through...

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Update on 2010-2011 budget

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Posted: January 19, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The following message was sent to the university community today, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. UNB President Eddy Campbell would like to share with you an update about UNB's budget process for 2010-2011. Please click here for the memo: www.unb.ca/president/memos/budgetjan2010.html. UNB is piloting a new approach to communicating university-wide and campus-specific messages to the UNB community. This...

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UNB sends condolences to those affected by earthquake in Haiti

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Posted: January 18, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The following message was sent to the university community today, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. by UNB President Eddy Campbell. Last week an earthquake hit just outside the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and more than three million people were affected. Relief efforts have been pouring into the country and effects are being felt across the globe, including here in our community. I would like to send my...

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Joint News Release - Status of AUNBT UNB Collective Bargaining for Full-time Academic Employees

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Posted: January 11, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Representatives of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers and the University of New Brunswick have been negotiating since June 2009 for an eleventh collective agreement for UNB's approximately 600 full-time teachers, researchers and librarians. The previous collective agreement, which was for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2009, remains in effect. AUNBT and UNB share the...

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Mi kmaq-Maliseet Institute to create first-of-its kind degree

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Posted: January 7, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has received $550,000 from the province to further develop programs and services directed to potential and current Aboriginal students. This funding is part of a more than $1-million Government of New Brunswick initiative to recruit and retain Aboriginal students to the province's post-secondary institutions. Donald Arseneault, Post-secondary Education,...

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Author Steven Galloway to read from his novel the Cellist of Sarajevo

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Posted: January 5, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Steven Galloway will read from his novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo on Monday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series. Steven Galloway's debut novel, Finnie Walsh, was shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Ascension (2003) was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and his third, The Cellist of...

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Centre for Financial Studies partners with LeeSide Capital

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Posted: January 5, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick's Centre for Financial Studies has created a new partnership with LeeSide Capital Management Inc. (www.LeeSideCapital.com ). As LeeSide grows, it will need more employees, and a partnership with UNB will help the company to prepare future employees. LeeSide will assist the centre with readying students for various university business competitions; providing...

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Novelist and playwright Margaret Sweatman to read from her novel The Players

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Posted: January 5, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Winnipeg novelist and playwright, Margaret Sweatman, will read from The Players on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series.  Sweatman is the author of three previous novels. When Alice Lay Down With Peter (2001) won numerous fiction awards: the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the...

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Visiting professor works to make history a part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

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Posted: January 5, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Robert Knight Barney, a world-renowned Olympic historian will speak at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre. Dr. Barney's talk is titled Mountains Moved, Men of Substance, Memories: The Cornerstone of Canada's Olympic Experience. In his talk, Dr. Barney will discuss how up until now little has been done to investigate the...

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Sandra Byers receives international award

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Posted: January 4, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick's Sandra Byers is an internationally renowned expert on human sexuality, sexual health and intimate partner relationships. Her research has influenced public policy and her work as a practicing clinical psychologist has changed people's lives. She has also received numerous awards, accolades and acclamations, both internationally and here at home. Last November,...

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University Community Mourns Death of UNB Fredericton Student

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Posted: January 4, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Message to UNB students, faculty and staff From: Eddy Campbell, President Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 It is with great sadness that I write to inform the UNB community of the untimely death of one of our students, Michael Joseph McAloon. Michael died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in a car accident. He was in his second year of a master of science degree in physics at UNB Fredericton. Michael had a...

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