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Congratulations to UNB Saint John s 2012 graduating student leaders

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to their academic program, department or to the Saint John campus as a whole were recognized at the seventh annual UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leaders’ Award event held at Grand Hall last night. The awards program was created in 2005 by the UNB Associated Alumni to acknowledge and encourage...

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UNB marks Autism Awareness Day launches intervention training videos

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, April 2, as the world marks the fifth annual Autism Awareness Day, the University of New Brunswick will launch a series of autism intervention training videos. The videos were created by researchers in UNB’s psychology department with support from Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada. They can be accessed on UNB’s College of Extended Learning (CEL) Autism Intervention Training...

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UNB Saint John students honoured for athletic and academic excellence

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Colin Rouse and Christie Smith are among the recipients of the 2011-2012 Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Awards “To achieve excellence in both sport and academics requires tremendous skill, dedication and perseverance,” says Debra Gassewitz, SIRC president and CEO. “SIRC is honoured to...

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UNB dance team takes home national prize secures spot in international competition

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Dance Team has proven it has all the right moves. Ten members of the UNB Fredericton Varsity Reds club sport team recently competed at CheerExpo in Halifax, a national cheerleading competition with a dance-focused division. They won 1st place in the jazz category and 2nd place in hip-hop. Both wins have secured the UNB team a spot at the international...

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Two minutes with UNB researcher Liuchen Chang - Video

Communications

Posted: March 26, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


For many small-scale wind and solar power generators to displace carbon fuels, they have to work seamlessly with sophisticated power systems built around large and predictable point source generators. Matching the power supply with demand, when the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, presents huge technological challenges and also a remarkable opportunity for innovation. Smart grids, which...

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La Forest Rare Books Reading Room helps preserve NB s legal history

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Years in the making, the newest addition to the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law was officially opened March 23. The La Forest Rare Books Reading Room along with the C. Anne Crocker New Brunswick Legal Heritage Collection were unveiled during a ceremony at the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library in Fredericton. The La Forest Rare Book Reading Room provides a secure, climate-controlled...

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MBA students get hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton


Master of Business Administration students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have organized a unique dinner event that aims to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Dining in the Dark Fredericton, will take place on Sunday, April 1st at Kingswood Lodge and will feature a dinner where guests will eat wearing a blindfold. Each table...

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12 UNB students become newest Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, have earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,”...

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AUNBT to host free public lecture

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


A free public lecture on academic freedom will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 107 of Irving Hall on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John Campus. The lecture will also take place in Fredericton on March 22, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 102 of Tilley Hall. Entitled, Academic Freedom in Reactionary Times, the lecture is being hosted by the Association of University of New...

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Professor Emeritus continues to inspire hundreds of students

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


At the core of Dr. Ronald (Ron) B. Kelly’s teaching was his ability to inspire students. Dr. Barry Beckett knows first-hand the positive impact Dr. Kelly – a Professor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus – could have on a student. “I was given the opportunity to study under the supervision of Dr. Kelly and, thanks to him, became the first student to obtain a PhD...

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Author of Wake-Up Call on Water to Speak in Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A journalist by profession, Marq de Villiers became an expert on water in 1999 when he published the award-winning wake-up call, Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, and despite all the grim and disturbing things he learned in the process, Mr. de Villiers remains hopeful about our options for the future.  A Conversation with Marq de Villiers, hosted by the University of New...

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Joyce E Baker Memorial Bursary result of desire to give back

Communications

Posted: March 8, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


If it wasn’t for the love and persistence of his wife Joyce, Dr. William (Bill) J. Baker (BSc. ‘57) may have never completed his degree at the University of New Brunswick and gone on to earn his PhD. After one year at UNB, Baker was living with his wife and working as a lab technician at a hospital in Moncton. The couple was at a crossroads.  A decision had to be made for Bill to either return...

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UNB hosting CIS Warm-up Party

Communications

Posted: March 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events


The University of New Brunswick wants to help you celebrate the CIS men’s hockey championship games. The Student Union Building Ballroom will be transformed into the ultimate warm-up party at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Participants wearing red and black will be entered in a draw for any Aitken University Centre tickets still available. Thursday night’s game will be broadcast on two large...

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UNB s Vice-President Fredericton releases 2010-2011 annual report

Communications

Posted: March 5, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Anthony Secco, UNB's Vice-President Fredericton, has released his 2010-11 Annual Report. The report celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff and students on the UNB Fredericton campus, and highlights the initiatives that the Office of the Vice-President Fredericton, Deans and UNBF's faculty and administrative offices have undertaken to address the goals of UNB's Strategic Plan. Read...

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