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UNB researcher gets nod from ABC news

Communications

Posted: November 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster - by counting its rings, like a tree. Raouf Kilada, a research associate at the University of New Brunswick Saint John and lead author of a scientific paper documenting the process, presented his findings Thursday at a scientific conference in Portland. ABC News - Study: Like a Tree, Growth Rings Show...

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Alumnae celebrates some of UNB s brightest students at annual luncheon

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


This year's UNB Associated Alumnae award recipients ranged from future biochemists to teachers and everything in between.  The Alumnae recently held a luncheon to congratulate this year's student award winners and to remember the women who made these awards possible. Karen Taylor, president of the Associated Alumnae Council, spoke at the event saying that it was very special day of celebration,...

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Fredericton s faculty of business showcases achievements

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s faculty of business administration celebrated the achievements and contributions of it students, faculty and alumni at its 25th annual business awards dinner recently. Robert Austin, the dean of the faculty of business administration, presented a certificate of achievement to bachelor of business administration graduate Kim MacPherson (BBA ’84)....

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UNB Saint John student health advocate wins award

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Vanessa Morris, a third-year nursing student at UNB Saint John, recently received the Mae Gallant Student Award from the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses. As the Health Promotion and Advocacy Chair, and executive member of the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Vanessa received the award for her dedication to health promotion and advocacy. Vanessa...

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UNB responds to Throne Speech

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The following statement by UNB president, Eddy Campbell, was issued following the Government's release of its Speech from the Throne on Nov. 27. The Throne Speech emphasized the importance of innovation to New Brunswick's economic productivity and social progress. This message was heard clearly at UNB, where the majority of New Brunswick's research and development in New Brunswick takes...

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UNB technology featured on hit TV show

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A recent episode of CBS's prime-time hit, The Big Bang Theory, featured a subtle homage to technology that can be traced to the University of New Brunswick. As the director of the University of New Brunswick’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, John Spray is among those who believe that the truth behind Mars’ mysterious and potentially life-supporting past will finally be unearthed as a result...

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UNB welcomes new alumni ED Margaret Grant-McGivney

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB is pleased to announce that Margaret Grant-McGivney (BScCE'88) has joined the university to undertake the important role of executive director of the UNB Associated Alumni. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector. Most recently she served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Strategic Development and Intergovernmental Relations in New Brunswick's Department of...

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2012 Eaton Lecture video now online

Communications

Posted: November 27, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The 2012 Eaton Lecture presented by UNB's Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is now online. Entitled Beyond Remembrance, the lecture was delivered by Gregg Centre Director J. Marc Milner earlier this month at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. 

The inaugural Eaton Lecture posed the question: What do we make of the great wars of the 20th century when all the veterans are gone?...

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Computer science students connect with local IT experts

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The UNB faculty of computer science, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Information Technology Council (NBITC), hosted a panel discussion last week featuring five high-profile New Brunswick entrepreneurs and leaders in the information technology industry. Chris Boudreau, CEO of ClinicServer; Mary Goggin, Co-Founder of Accreon; Dave Grebenc, Co-CEO of Innovatia; Keith McIntosh, CEO of PQA;...

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Saint John Faculty of Business honours its top instructors

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Faculty of Business is pleased to present Departmental Awards in Teaching Excellence to Karen Ludwig and Suzanne Tucker. Award nominees show leadership, demonstrate creativity and innovation and create positive learning environments for students to excel. Karen Ludwig has a great passion for teaching, impact on student learning, knowledge and creativity which is why she was chosen by her...

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UNB joins fight against cancer

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Eddy Campbell, chairman, and co-chairwoman Jenny Thistle are excited about UNB Fredericton's first ever Relay For Life set to take place on Saturday, January 26. The university is looking for students, staff and alumni to form teams and sign up to fight back against cancer. Contact Jenny Thistle at unbrelay@gmail.com to sign up.

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UNB participates in global entrepreneurship week

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre brought in a host of well-known guest speakers during last week's Global Entrepreneurship Week. The topic of discussion was The entrepreneurial journey and supporting the ecosystem. Among the speakers were: Derek Oland, Executive Chairman of Moosehead Breweries Limited Ian Cavanagh, CEO of Ambir Solutions. Rivers Corbett, Co-Founder & President of Relish...

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UNB research contributes to world s first thought-controlled prosthetic leg

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


It's been years of research in the making and recently the groundbreaking bionic leg was put to the ultimate test when Zac Vawter climbed 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago's Willis Tower—one of the world's tallest skyscrapers. University of New Brunswick Alumnus, Levi Hargrove, the lead researcher at the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, worked...

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Wendy Robbins contributes to national report about women in university research

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Council of Canadian Academies recently released a report entitled, Strengthening Canada's Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension, and UNB's Wendy Robbins was among the 15-member expert panel to contribute to the report. In response to a request by the Minister of Industry in the fall of 2010 after the notable absence of female candidates for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research...

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Best-selling author Chris McChesney coming to UNB

Communications

Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The UNB College of Extended Learning is proud to present recent #1 National best-selling co-author Chris McChesney for a special speaking event, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn the process for executing strategy and how to deploy the principles at every level of an organization. Performance of individuals, teams, and the organization...

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UNB contributes to NBSC report

Communications

Posted: November 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The New Brunswick Securities Commission released the third annual Capital Markets Report this week, publishing key metrics and highlighting significant events that occurred during 2011. The Commission acknowledges the contribution by Dinesh Iyer, a Masters in Business Administration graduate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair and associate professor...

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Kathy McCain UNB is an investment in NB s future

Communications

Posted: November 20, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Universities – and the people they employ – are an investment in New Brunswick’s future Two weeks ago the University of New Brunswick posted a complete list of its employees who earn over $60,000 online. As an institution that receives funding from both students and taxpayers, UNB welcomed this opportunity to add an extra layer of transparency to its internal operations. I would like to take...

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Repairs to Somerville House necessary and overdue

Communications

Posted: November 20, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s historic Somerville House has appeared in the news recently following the completion of repairs to the sewer lines and veranda of the Victorian-era residence. The university’s associate vice-president for capital planning and property development, Barbara Nicholson, says the repairs to the property were necessary due to concerns over water infiltration and wood...

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UNB programming teams have strong showing at North American competition

Communications

Posted: November 20, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


UNB recently had two teams compete at the Northeast North America Regional Programming Contest—part of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The competition, which is attended by top performers from the Atlantic competition held in October, involved a team of three students, who have five hours and a single computer to write programs to solve as many of the contest problems as...

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UNB signs MOU with Mitacs

Communications

Posted: November 20, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Last week, the University of New Brunswick signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with Mitacs on an international fellowship initiative, the Globalink Graduate Fellowship Program. As part of a full partner collaboration between UNB and Mitacs a number of Globalink Graduate Fellowships will be made available to UNB graduate students who took part in the Globalink program. "UNB is...

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Professor Jeff Landine to present about work satisfaction

Communications

Posted: November 19, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Nov. 22, Jeffrey Landine, assistant professor with UNB's faculty of education, will present Finding satisfaction at work; finding satisfaction from work at 7 p.m. at Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Dr., in Room 356, at UNB Fredericton. A recent national survey done by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) indicated that Canadians are generally happy...

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IMTA served up as main course at Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast

Communications

Posted: November 12, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Thierry Chopin, marine biology professor at UNB Saint John and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), was the October 2012 invited speaker of the Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast series in Ottawa. Bacon and Eggheads is a flagship series that brings together Parliamentarians with experts across science and engineering, showcasing outstanding...

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Award-winning poets will read from their work as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: November 9, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning poets Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis will read from A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth and The Rapids respectively on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hazen Hall, room 232 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Stephanie Bolster’s latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (2011), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2012. Her first...

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UNB students to share their experiences in Malawi

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This past summer, seven UNB students from the faculties of nursing, kinesiology, law, arts and engineering participated in the UNB Students for Development Program funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. UNB will host Malawi Night where students will share their experiences with the public on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.- 7...

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Calgary oil executive s scholarship benefits N S engineering students at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A young woman with a sense of social responsibility, strong academics and athletic prowess is the inaugural recipient of the James M. Saunders Scholarship. Courtney Roddick of Westville, N.S. is the first recipient of the award which is valued at $5,000. The scholarship is provided to a student from Nova Scotia entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program. Selection is based on...

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The Andrews Initiative 2012 year of water speakers series presents David Schindler

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


As part of the annual Hynes Memorial Lecture series, David Schindler, Kilam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta; and founder of the Experimental Lakes Area, will come to UNB to talk about the oil sands. Two lectures will be presented in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute on Nov. 15 and 16: The Oil Sands: Economic Saviour or Environmental Disaster? will take place...

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Turing100 lecture series

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A lecture series organized to spark the imaginations of budding scientists, and to recognize the accomplishments of Alan Turing, continues next week with two events. Dr. Srinivas (Srini) Sampalli's, professor in the faculty of computer science at the Dalhousie University, lecture - Smartphones + Cloud Computing + Near Field Communications (NFC): Will this be the next big wave in wireless - will...

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UNB honours Gwen Bear at memorial lecture

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 143, Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. This lecture is the second event of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series “Welcome to Our Talking Circle”, which aims to bring Wolaqtoqi and Mi’kmaq First Nations speakers, stories and perspectives to UNB. The Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: Grandmother Teachings...

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UNB McNutt lecture welcomes Linda McQuaig

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Journalist and best-selling author, Linda McQuaig, will give the 2012-2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture at UNB Fredericton on November 28, 2012, and UNB Saint John Nov. 29, 2012. McQuaig is the author of nine Canadian non-fiction books, seven of which were national bestsellers, including The Trouble with Millionaires (2010), which she co-authored with Neil Brooks.  She's written for the...

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UNB to host New Brunswick Health Research Conference

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB is co-hosting the fourth annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference, which will take place at the Delta Fredericton on Nov. 7-8, 2012. The Dream of Future Generations - The Challenge of our Generation will include Dr. Paul Lasko, Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Genetics, Dr. Jacques Magnan, CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and Dr. Rémi Quirion, FRSQ’s Chief...

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Cleghorn Tour transforms the way teachers teach

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Ten-day experience has big impact on classrooms across Canada Seventeen teachers from across Canada will never teach about the First and Second World Wars the same again. The teachers and prospective teachers, ranging from St. John's to Winnipeg, were part of the Cleghorn War and Memory Study tour of France and Belgium in July delivered by The Gregg Centre for War and Society at UNB and the...

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Noah Richler to speak at UNB about how we talk about war

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Noah Richler, author of the Governor General's Award-nominated What We Talk About When We Talk About War, will be delivering a talk on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the UNB Fredericton Wu Conference Centre.   As part of this year's annual Dominick Graham Lecture on war and society, Richler argues that the net effect of 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a discrediting of...

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UNB moves up two spots to fourth in Maclean s university rankings

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has placed fourth among Canada's 15 comprehensive universities in the latest edition of Maclean's annual university rankings.  This is a two-step jump from last year’s sixth place result. "Everyone here has been working hard to meet the goals identified in our strategic plan," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "UNB's teaching, research, and programs are...

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