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UNB researchers receive more than 1 million from NSERC

Communications

Posted: January 28, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Two University of New Brunswick research teams were awarded $1,140,556 last week by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Project Grants program. Kelly Munkittrick, professor of biology at UNB Saint John, received $591,500 to look at the recovery of fish populations near pulp and paper mills. His research group will visit closed mill sites across the...

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An evening of poetry and prose with the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 27, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John will present two award-winning authors, Richard Cumyn and John Steffler, on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Cumyn will read from his new collection of eloquent short stories, The Young and Their Country. Cumyn is the author of four earlier collections of short fiction and a novella, The View from Tamischeira. A former fiction editor...

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UNB Saint John will be diggin it

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick Saint John is home of the 2011 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships March 10-12 January 25, 2011, SAINT JOHN NB: Some of Canada’s top women’s volleyball teams will battle for the UNB Associated Alumni Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship title at UNB Saint John March 10-12, 2011. “Every year this...

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Rita Deverell presenting at UNB

Communications

Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Dr. Rita Deverell, Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, will be a guest of the University of New Brunswick’s Women's Studies Programme on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Her presentation, entitled ‘Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? A TV Producer and Artist Reflects on the Status of Canadian Women in 2011’ will take place in Tilley Hall, Room 124 at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Deverell is a...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly 800 000 from CFI

Communications

Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Four research initiatives at the University of New Brunswick have been awarded a total of $790,044 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “The investments announced at UNB will further enhance our country’s reputation as a destination of choice for outstanding researchers,” said Dr. Gilles G. Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “They will make our universities even more...

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UNB honours early president for contributions to institution - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Scottish scholar William Brydone Jack never intended to stay in Fredericton, but like so many ex-pats who move to the Maritimes, he ended up settling down and lived out his days in the provincial capital. And Thursday, the accomplishments of the man who became one of the University of New Brunswick's first presidents, were recognized during an event at the Harriet Irving Library as part of the...

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UNB remains at No 1 in CIS men s hockey rankings - Journal Pioneer

Communications

Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are the No. 1 team in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men's hockey for the second straight week. The Varsity Reds (15-4-0) received 13 of 16 first-place votes and a total of 171 points from the national media panel to remain ahead of the McGill Redmen and the Alberta Golden Bears. The three teams have made up the top three in each of...

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UNB grad aims to found the Google of health care - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: January 17, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - Todd Murphy isn't kidding when he says he wants his company to become the Google of health care. From his Prince William Street office, Murphy and his seven full-time staff want to change the way health care is delivered, one prescription at a time. MedRunner, as the company is called, has already started testing its web-based application with 10 local doctors and 20 pharmacies,...

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Joint statement from the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers

Communications

Posted: January 14, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) have announced finalization of a new collective agreement.  The agreement, concluded by a binding conciliation board, affects approximately 580 full-time academic instructors and librarians at UNB, whose last collective agreement expired in June 2009. The new collective agreement will see a...

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UNB researcher exploring safer greener buildings for China - NB Business Journal

Communications

Posted: January 13, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, In the Media


In the cavernous basement that's part workshop and part laboratory beneath the University of New Brunswick's Wood Science Technology Centre in the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, a small house is being constructed with laminated structural wood to test for strength and humidity control. Meanwhile, 14,000 kilometres away, housing construction companies in China are searching for...

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University Commons cabinet shows 100 per cent commitment

Communications

Posted: January 13, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


In addition to offering their time and talent, all 21 members of the University Commons Campaign Cabinet have contributed financially to the $5 million fundraising effort. The cabinet includes a cross-section of alumni, faculty, staff, business leaders and friends from Saint John and beyond. They are among many community members supporting the University Commons, a building that will fulfill...

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Author Keith Oatley reads from Therefore Choose as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 5, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author Keith Oatley will read from his novel, Therefore Choose on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. A professor emeritus of cognitive psychology (University of Toronto), Oatley has published two earlier novels – The Case of Emily V (1993), which won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and was shortlisted for the UK “Mind” Prize, and A...

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UNB alumnus honorary degree recipient and CFL all-star Tony Proudfoot loses battle with ALS

Communications

Posted: January 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


MONTREAL - Tony Proudfoot, a former CFL all-star who once employed a staple gun to give his team an edge in the Grey Cup's storied "Ice Bowl," has died at the age of 61. The former defensive back died Thursday after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal, degenerative illness more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's diseaseOn the field, Proudfoot was an aggressive, yet...

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UNB student named to national entrepreneurship program - NB Business Journal

Communications

Posted: January 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


A University of New Brunswick student from Miramichi has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program designed to help launch the careers of Canada's next high-impact entrepreneurs. Ryan Brideau, currently a University of New Brunswick physics and economics student, will head to Toronto's Massey College in May to be part of The Next 36 program, an intensive entrepreneurial boot...

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Former UNB president appointed to Order of Canada - The Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: January 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Three New Brunswickers are among 54 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced Thursday. John McLaughlin, the former president of the University of New Brunswick; Erminie Cohen, a former senator and a longtime force for change in Saint John; and Marc Chouinard, general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Moncton and an advocate for linguistic and cultural...

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UNB student scores his first NHL goal - Journal Pioneer

Communications

Posted: January 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - Darryl Boyce of Summerside scored his first career National Hockey League goal Saturday night. The 26-year-old Summerside native beat the Ottawa Senators' Mike Brodeur with a wrist shot at 3:18 of the second period to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-0 lead. The Leafs went on to defeat the Senators 5-1. Kris Versteeg and Colby Armstrong earned assists on Boyce's goal. Overall, Boyce...

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