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Author Margot Livesey to read from her new novel as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Author Margot Livesey will read from her novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  The Flight of Gemma Hardy is Margot Livesey’s seventh novel, following Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, and The House on Fortune Street. She is the...

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Computer Science to celebrate 30 years of co-op education

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB's faculty of computer science will host their annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This year, on top of celebrating its dean's list recipients, winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards, the faculty will also be celebrating 30 years of its co-operative education program - the longest standing program of its kind in...

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Google Street view Been There Done That

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


This past August and September, Google's Street View Crew visited UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a tricycle and a SUV equipped with 360-degree cameras. Creating a street view of a city, or a university campus and putting it in a geographical database allows people to tour the city or the campus without actually being there; it’s a virtual tour. When Google pioneered its Street View...

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Kinesiology gets down and dirty for city trails

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Students, faculty and staff from the Faculty of Kinesiology recently met to clean a portion of the City of Fredericton trail system that was adopted by the UNB Kinesiology Society.

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UNB presents the award-winning authors of Retirement Rocks

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Centre for Financial Studies in UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Business Administration has just confirmed that Heather Compton and Dennis Blas, authors of the award-winning book Retirement Rocks!, have been scheduled to present a retirement seminar over the two evenings of Nov. 13 and 14, 2012. Retirement Rocks! is a dynamic seminar experience that addresses the retirement concerns of...

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Women s Studies retreat pays tribute to Linda Kealey

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The following was read during the UNB Women's Studies Retreat, on Oct. 12, 2012: Prepared by Dr. Carmen Poulin. It is a pleasure and a great honour for me to be given this opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. Linda Kealey and to thank her sincerely on behalf of all of the people involved in the Women Studies Program at UNB Fredericton, both students and faculty members, many of whom could not be...

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PowerShift Atlantic gets national recognition

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


PowerShift Atlantic received the R.J. Templin Award at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) annual meeting held in Toronto recently. The R.J. Templin Award was first awarded in 1985. It is to recognize any individual or organization who has undertaken scientific, technical, engineering or policy work that has significantly advanced the wind energy industry in Canada.  Dr. Liuchen...

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Turing100 lecture series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A lecture series organized to spark the imaginations of budding scientists, and to recognize the accomplishments of Alan Turing, kicks off this Monday. Dr. Carlisle Adams, professor in the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, lecture - Turing: Some Significant Milestones in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis – will take place Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30...

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UNBers take home transportation awards

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference was held recently in Fredericton. Three UNB Civil Engineers were recognized for their work at that conference. Eric Hildebrand, professor in civil engineering, was the winner of the 2012 Award of Academic Merit from the Transportation Association of Canada. The Award of Academic Merit recognizes individuals who have made a long-term...

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UNB Saint John computer science team headed to finals

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A UNB Saint John computer science team has placed second in the annual ACM Programming Competition and is headed to the 2012 Northeast North America Regional Final held at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, on November 3. The winning team of Brandon Michael W. Smith, Jessica Mary Blanchard and Alec Dominic Gordon competed in the programming competition on October 12 at Mount...

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UNB hosts presentation and workshop on workplace wellness

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) is hosting a presentation and workshop about workplace wellness on Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, respectively. Protecting Yourself from Burnout will be presented by Mary Ann Baynton, of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Wu Conference Centre at 7 p.m. Mary Ann is the author of...

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UNB to host conference on Public-Private Partnerships

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Through a conference scheduled in November, the University of New Brunswick hopes to shed an unbiased eye on the long-held public debate over public-private partnerships (P3s). In cooperation with Partnerships New Brunswick and The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, UNB's Transportation Group with the department of civil engineering has invited experts of all specialties to...

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Researchers gather at UNB to discuss findings on Canada s hot issues

Communications

Posted: October 18, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Poverty and inequality, tax and fiscal issues, health outcomes, and integration of immigrants are among some of the issues researchers from across the country will discuss during the Evidence-Based Policy Formation and Evaluation Conference being held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. A crucial component of effective policymaking is that policy be consistent...

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UNB to celebrate more than 640 graduates in Saint John and Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies will take place Thursday and Friday of this week in Fredericton and Saint John respectively. Fredericton's 58th Fall Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Approximately 470 students will receive degrees.   In Saint John, the 30th Fall Convocation will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, at...

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Vincent Lam to read from his first novel The Headmaster s Wager as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Author Vincent Lam will read from his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Hall, on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Vincent Lam’s short story collection, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was adapted for television and broadcast on HBO Canada. Lam is also co-author of The...

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Emmerson family PolyCello establish scholarship at UNB

Communications

Posted: October 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Thanks to a generous gift of $100,000 from PolyCello, the first recipient of the Emmerson Family Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick is Katy van Vulpen. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Katy is enrolled in the advanced standing nursing program at UNB in Fredericton. The scholarship, valued at $2,000, assists students who are residents of either Cumberland County, Nova...

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UNB announces new Canada Research Chair Ying Zheng

Communications

Posted: October 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Ying Zheng, the newly named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chemical Process and Catalysis, and her team have received a financial boost today to continue their research in finding more cost-effective ways of producing biofuels. Dr. Zheng, a professor and researcher with the University of New Brunswick’s department of chemical engineering, will receive $500,000 from the CRC program over the next...

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UNB s EATON lecture to challenge concept of remembrance

Communications

Posted: October 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


What will Canadians make of the great wars of the 20th century when all the veterans are gone? That's the question J. Marc Milner, director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, will answer during this fall's inaugural Eaton Lecture. Dr. Milner's inaugural talk, entitled Beyond Remembrance, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at...

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Student Accessibility Centre gives away iPad

Communications

Posted: October 11, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) recently held an orientation barbecue and scavenger hunt for its students and mentors.   This event provided information to students registered with SAC about key support services on campus. One participant was the winner of an iPad, which is now being used to make his readings and lecture notes more accessible.

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Director actor and author Robert Moore to kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Director, actor and author Robert Moore will kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his fourth book, The Golden Book of Bovinities on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in K.C. Irving Hall, room 107 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Robert Moore is a director, an actor and the author of a dozen plays, including Rougher Magic. His first book of poetry,...

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Reflections on Things Past

Communications

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Legacy of the Charlottetown Accord Negotiations 20 Years Later UNB will be hosting a major national conference on October 25 and 26 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord negotiations and the continuing impact of that era on Canadian law and politics. With the recent return to power of the Parti Quebecois, and with a host of other constitutional issues reemerging on...

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UNB selected as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers

Communications

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as one of the country’s top employers. Today, the Globe and Mail announced Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013. UNB was the only New Brunswick employer to make the list and was among 5 Canadian universities. UNB President, Eddy Campbell, says as one of the largest employers in New Brunswick, UNB is a special place to work. "Many people have...

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New Brunswick Residential School survivors to speak at UNB

Communications

Posted: October 5, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute will host an inaugural lecture called "You took our talk"; a panel discussion from New Brunswick Residential School survivors. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., in Room 356 of Marshall d'Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton. The lecture is part of "Welcome to Our Talking Circle", a new Wolastoqiyik/Mi’kmaq...

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A world of similarities UNBSJ partners with China

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Even though China and Saint John are located at opposite ends of the world, the similarities between students are much closer to home.  Rob Moir, an economics professor at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, is able to apply his own learnings from his recent time there to his classroom in Saint John. Great experience This spring, Moir was a visiting instructor at the Huazhong University...

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Four UNB students win national scholarships

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Four University of New Brunswick students were awarded scholarships from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC). The EFC Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships annually to university and college students across the country. Among the winners were UNB's own Jonah Tremblay, an electrical engineering student who won the Affiliated Distributors Electrical Industry Scholarship valued at $3,500; Ian...

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UNBSJ MBA orientation week guest speaker

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, Events


The MBA Program at UNB Saint John will welcome Hal Gregersen, author of The Innovator's DNA and senior affiliate professor for INSEAD, for a presentation and discussion on innovation and disruptive technologies with local business leaders and over 100 new MBA students. Dr. Gregersen's presentation is part of a weeklong orientation for new MBA students. The orientation includes an opportunity...

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