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UNB s Renaissance College celebrates ten years

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Celebrating the past, challenging the present and creating the future will be the theme of the 10th anniversary celebrations at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College. Located on Charlotte Street at the foot of the UNB campus in Fredericton, Renaissance College offered the country’s first bachelor’s degree program in leadership studies.  It will celebrate its 10th anniversary...

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Biomass energy testing lab opens

Communications

Posted: February 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The only biomass energy testing laboratory in Canada certified by the Pellet Fuels Institute was officially opened in Fredericton on Tuesday. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Minister Keith Ashfield, New Brunswick Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup and various officials from the University of New Brunswick cut the ribbon to open the Canadian BioEnergy Centre, which is located...

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Wallace and Margaret McCain donate 5 million to the University of New Brunswick to continue legacy of Wallace McCain Institute

Communications

Posted: February 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A surprise gift announcement during a tribute to Wallace McCain and his wife, Margaret, is continuing a legacy to develop entrepreneurship in New Brunswick. At an event hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s institute that bears his name, Wallace McCain and his family revealed that he would be donating $5 million to UNB to further support the entrepreneurial activities of the Wallace...

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Conversation to focus on potential of Mi kmaq and Maliseet Peoples

Communications

Posted: February 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


As New Brunswick struggles with its stagnant economy, aging population and lack of immigration, there is growing recognition that the province’s First Nations represent significant untapped potential. How the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet Peoples Are Key to Our Future is the subject of a conversation to be held on Tuesday, March 1, in Fredericton.  Moderated by Andy Scott, former MP and Minister of...

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Banner day for UNB volleyball - Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Sunday is a day to remember for volleyball at the University of New Brunswick. Each of the men's and women's teams at the school won Atlantic University Sport championships in the sport, and each on the road in Nova Scotia. The most dramatic was the men's team coached by Dan McMorran winning its first title since 1979 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the perennial champion Dalhousie Tigers...

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UNB hosts 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture

Communications

Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The UNB Faculty of Law invites you to the 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Madam Justice Lynn Smith of the British Columbia Supreme Court. It will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room at Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Justice Smith’s lecture is entitled "The Ring of Truth, the Clang of Lies: If Only it Were that Simple". The lecture will...

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UNB launches high-impact speaker series by examining New Brunswick s past

Communications

Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


An exciting new speaker series presented by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton kicks off this week with a lecture that will challenge beliefs about the region’s first peoples. Susan Blair, a UNB anthropology professor and director of graduate studies, will give the lecture, Rewriting New Brunswick’s Past, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Government House,...

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30th annual Pacey Memorial lecture Philosopher to take on differences between Americans and Canadians

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


When it comes to the age-old conflict between science and religion, Darwinism and creationism, at least one expert in the field would like to see Americans handle their differences more like Canadians do. Michael Ruse, a philosopher of biology who has not been shy about stating his views in the ongoing debate about evolution, will deliver the 30th annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial lecture at...

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UNB business students beating the market - Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: February 12, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


New Brunswick's civil servants can sleep easy knowing that a small part of their pension fund is being managed by a group of elite business students at the University of New Brunswick. In 1998, New Brunswick Investment Management Corp. hired the UNB Student Investment Fund to be external managers of $1 million in real cash. The fund is now worth about $2.7 million - all from investment...

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Professor programmer tackle scary problem - New Brunswick Business Journal

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Walking into a room full of large, hairy spiders would be a terrifying experience for a person suffering from arachnophobia. But a University of New Brunswick psychology professor and a Fredericton-based game designer have worked together to create software to help people learn to overcome their fears of the eight-legged creatures. Darren Piercy and Carl Callewaert call their new...

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Largest ever gift by BMO in Atlantic Canada

Communications

Posted: February 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


Largest ever gift by BMO in Atlantic Canada BMO Financial Group directs $1.75 million to student programs at the University of New Brunswick FREDERICTON - February 8, 2011- BMO Financial Group is making a major investment in higher education in New Brunswick with the announcement of a $1,750,000 gift to the University of New Brunswick. The largest single donation ever made in Atlantic Canada by...

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M Travis Lane and George Sipos to read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Please join us for the UNB Reading Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall’s East Gallery, featuring: M. Travis Lane Her poetry is included in Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada. She is winner of the Pat Lowther Award for Divinations and Shorter Poems, as well as winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize for the collection, Keeping Afloat. She will be joining us to read from her...

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Richard Cumyn to read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Please join us for the UNB Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge, featuring: Richard Cumyn In his new book, The Young in Their Country, Cumyn presents a range of stories about the ways youth break the expectations of the adult world, how they are both dangerous and endangered. Steven Heighton notes that Richard Cumyn is "one of our finest story writers:...

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UNB launches exciting new speaker series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will launch an exciting new speaker series called Ideas that Matter on Feb. 16."We've created a collection of talks designed to engage people in topics that are meaningful to New Brunswickers,” said Stephanie Slauenwhite, assistant dean of the faculty of arts. “We’re inviting everyone to attend, free of charge, because we...

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Professor developing less toxic batteries - NB Business Journal

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, myUNB


If Adam Dyker's research is successful, someday the batteries in your cellphone, laptop computer or even your car will be made of materials that are abundant, renewable and much less toxic. The assistant chemistry professor at the University of New Brunswick has just received almost $400,000 in research funding to create a laboratory to develop cutting-edge organic batteries. "The goal...

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University of New Brunswick launches strategic plan

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has launched a new strategic plan to serve as the university’s decision-making guide for the next five years. In December 2010, after 18 months of consultation and analysis, the Board of Governors and both academic senates approved the plan. As the plan takes life in the New Year, it will steer the university in its aim to be the best teaching and learning...

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CCLA s Nathalie Des Rosiers to discuss the State of Civil Liberties in Canada Post-G20 at UNB

Communications

Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, myUNB


On Thursday, Feb. 3, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s (CCLA) general counsel, Nathalie Des Rosiers, will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick’s Ludlow Hall, Room 2A at 11:30 a.m. During the public lecture, entitled “Is the right to dissent in danger? Civil liberties in Canada after the G20 summit: CCLA’s perspective,” Des Rosiers will speak about the violations...

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Department of Chemical Engineering s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

Communications

Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB’s department of chemical engineering proudly presents the 6th lecture in their 50th Anniversary Speaker Series which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, in Fredericton.  Janet Holder, president, Gas Distribution, Enbridge Inc. will deliver a talk entitled Good Chemistry: A Formula For Career Success. In January, 2008, Ms. Holder became the first...

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Early childhood educator and author to speak at UNB

Communications

Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Monday, Feb. 7, internationally renowned early childhood educator and author Peter Moss, will present an evening talk entitled: What is your Image of the child? Critical Questions in Early Childhood Policy, Provision and Practice. In this talk, he will articulate the kinds of critical questions that need to be asked as we address significant issues in early childhood education and care. ...

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