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Time to vote for UNB Breakthru teams

Communications

Posted: February 28, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Online voting for the CBC Viewers' Choice award for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s (NBIF) Breakthru competition is now open. UNB is showing its research and entrepreneurial strengths at this year’s Breakthru competition with four of the five finalists being UNB groups. James Stewart, a PhD student in information technology at UNB Saint John, is the founder and chief executive officer...

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Education faculty looks to offer new online program

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB's faculty of education has partnered with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and the Jimmy Pratt Family Foundation to conduct a feasibility study into an online bachelor of education degree in early childhood education. UNB hopes the study will provide the foundational information to create a pathway for students to complete existing early childhood education...

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Joan Clark UNB s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13 to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Joan Clark, UNB’s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13, will read from various works and a novel-in-progress on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Clark is the author of the novels An Audience of Chairs, Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, and the short story collections From A High Thin Wire and Swimming Toward the...

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Greg Kealey wins 2013 Canada Prize

Communications

Posted: February 25, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB professor and former provost and vice-president (research), Greg Kealey, has won one of four prestigious Canada prize awards from the Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, which recognize the best Canadian scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Dr. Kealey won the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences for his book Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the...

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute hosts lecture on Aboriginal and Treaty rights

Communications

Posted: February 22, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


*Please note that this lecture has been cancelled due to a winter storm warning* On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will host Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for New Brunswick/ PEI, Roger Augustine, and Fredericton-based lawyer Thomas J. Burke, as part of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series, Welcome to Our Talking...

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Author Clark Blaise to read from The Meagre Tarmac as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Clark Blaise will read from his novel, The Meagre Tarmac on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  Clark Blaise, dual Canadian and American citizen, is the author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction. An advocate for the literary arts in North America, Blaise has taught writing and literature at Emory,...

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Global report showing chemical exposure a concern for humans and wildlife

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A global report released February 19 by UNEP and WHO shows that humans and wildlife are being exposed to diverse chemicals and there is growing evidence and concern about their health impacts. These chemicals – called endocrine disruptors – interfere with the system that controls metabolism, development and reproduction in us, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.  A UNB...

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Higher education mission concludes successfully enhances links with Ukraine

Communications

Posted: February 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Over the past week, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) led a delegation of 15 senior education leaders from 12 Canadian institutions to Ukraine with the aim of strengthening Ukrainian-Canadian higher education partnerships. "We achieved our goal of greatly enhancing the bilateral relationship and setting the stage for expanded activity," said Karen McBride, President and CEO...

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UNB students celebrate Bhutanese New Year

Communications

Posted: February 14, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


About 60 people attended an event held earlier this week at UNB's Renaissance College (RC) to celebrate the Bhutanese New Year. Among the attendees were faculty, staff and students from RC, education, engineering, nursing, computer science, the International Student Advisory Office and the Office of the Vice President Fredericton (Academic).  Community members who were instrumental in...

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UNB s Annual Dineen Lecture to Focus on Sustainable Energy in Canada

Communications

Posted: February 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative, proudly presents the 33rd annual Dineen Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Richard J. Marceau, president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and provost of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The lecture will be given on both campuses: on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, 15 Dineen...

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UNB looking to create an even better first-year experience for students

Communications

Posted: February 11, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,000 people across the province and many of them work directly with first-year students. UNB has committed to providing its students with an exceptional and transformative student experience, as outlined in the strategic plan. This year a group of UNB Fredericton faculty and staff, who work directly with first-year students, will be given an...

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CEL offers new program for senior business leaders

Communications

Posted: February 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Anyone who has excelled in business knows that it can be lonely at the top. The University of New Brunswick Executive Education Centre at the College of Extended Learning (CEL) has developed a new Executive Education Program: Transforming Leadership, which offers business leaders the opportunity to come together with like-minded executives to connect and collaborate - and transform their...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: February 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Four faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Mohammad Hamdan (Mathematical Sciences), Cathy O'Brien-Larivee (Nursing and Health Sciences), Jack Terhune (Biology) and Marion McLean...

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Eddy Campbell to co-lead Canadian university mission to Ukraine Deepened collaboration is the goal

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Ever since Ukraine declared its independence in 1991, Canada has been a leading supporter of the country's nascent democracy. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has partnered with the Canadian government in support of civil society development and public sector reform since the early days of the new Ukraine, through the Orange Revolution, to the present day. CBIE's...

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Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a business management competition for high school students, will be held at UNB Saint John on February 15. During the competition, students are permitted to seek advice from consultants, who are faculty, senior students, and business community partners. Entrepreneurs judge team performance, strategy and business leadership...

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Guest lecturer to discuss ways to teach today s kids to be literate

Communications

Posted: February 5, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


How do we teach children to be literate in today's world?  With changing modes of communication, does ‘being literate’ mean something different than it used to?  These are a couple of the questions researcher Jennifer Rowsell will touch on during her talk at the University of New Brunswick. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, UNB's faculty of education will present Dr. Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in...

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