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UNB takes lead in going green

Communications

Posted: July 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


In eliminating almost 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the same as planting four million mature trees, the University of New Brunswick's energy management program has saved more than money; it has helped save the environment. Committed to cutting its CO2 footprint by 30 percent come 2016, UNB is currently on track to exceed that goal says Tim Cross, the university's energy coordinator. With...

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UNB Enjoys Banner Year for Fundraising

Communications

Posted: July 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, In the Media


With the support of its alumni, and friends, the University of New Brunswick raised the second largest sum in its history last year. Thanks to the contributions of 5000 alumni, UNB collected $25 million in 2011-12. "Beyond the gifts themselves, the implicit message behind them is deeply encouraging," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "That's 5000 people who believe in this university. It's...

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Improving rehabilitation

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, visited with Dr. Chris McGibbon from the University of New Brunswick today where he highlighted how federal investments are helping strengthen healthcare across the country, in particular his research aimed at improving rehabilitation and assistive technologies for persons with...

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UNB Alum turns school assignment into thriving business

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


After creating a recreational gymnastics business for an entrepreneurship assignment at the University of New Brunswick in 2006, Kara Hachey has since turned that assignment into a career. Go-Go Gymnastics is a mobile recreational gymnastics club that works out of 11 towns and cities, but it began modestly in Fredericton, N.B. with the hope of empowering and encouraging New Brunswickers to...

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UNB s new seismograph to enhance research learning opportunities

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is studying earthquake activity in the Maritimes thanks to the recent purchase of a seismograph. Seismographs record the arrival of seismic waves from earthquakes by measuring voltages generated when ground movements cause electrical coils to move relative to magnetic masses suspended on springs. UNB alumni may recall an old seismograph that was installed on...

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Universities and Colleges offer good value for taxpayers

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


By Eddy Campbell, President of UNB Our post-secondary institutions exist to transform lives, to transmit and create knowledge, and to create prosperity. With these roles comes the important responsibility to make good and effective use of the support offered by the citizens of New Brunswick through their government, not to mention the fees paid by our students and the contributions of our many...

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Katherine Murray receives David H Walker Prize for fiction

Communications

Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Katherine Murray wins the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction The department of english is proud to announce that this year's winner of the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction is Katherine Murray for her short story “A Compassionate Retelling.” The David H. Walker Prize, worth $1000, has been awarded each year since 1997 to the best work of short fiction by a UNB graduate or undergraduate...

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UNB Welcomes New Vice President of Research

Communications

Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


On August 1, 2012, the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. David Burns as its new vice president of research. As a member of UNB’s senior management team, Dr. Burns will help shape UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda. “I am really looking forward to working with faculty, students and staff at UNB – lots of exciting opportunities and initiatives on both campuses,” says...

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UNB professor to study consumers knowledge on energy - CBC News

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick professor of forestry and environmental management is tackling questions about New Brunswick's energy policy. Tom Beckley has received a federal grant through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He plans to use the money to find out how much New Brunswickers know about the utility system and energy issues. Beckley says he will also compare the...

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