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Explore the World with UNB s New Archaeology Summer Camp

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


It's 7:00 a.m. The sun is up and you are getting ready for your day at the "dig" at UNB. You quickly grab your gear and head for ‘class’. You’re eager to get started on the day’s activities with the other students under the expertise of UNB instructors; eager to see what other mysteries lay in wait under the dirt, in the lab, or in the field; eager to learn from the Elders. Maybe today you’ll...

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World expert on pre-school education coming to UNB

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The principal researcher for the largest study ever conducted on the impact of preschool education on children will give a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus on Wednesday, May 1. For the past 16 years Dr. Edward Melhuish has followed 4,000 children in the UK and Northern Ireland, matching their preschool experiences to their later cognitive, language and...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program at Saint John College

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John's Saint John College has kicked off its first Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the pilot Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of energy issues and information taking place across our province. Designed for professionals, leaders, and managers at all career levels who...

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Smart Skin Technologies set to launch new golf product

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB-born business, Smart Skin Technologies of Fredericton has been working with a major golf club manufacturer to help launch Quantifeel - a new product that tests the pressure points on a golfer's grip throughout the swing. Founder and CEO Kumaran Thillainadarajah said in an interview with entrevestor.com that they hope the deal will be finalized in a couple days and Quantifeel will be...

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UNB computer science student wins Juno Award

Communications

Posted: April 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Joel Violette, UNB student and former guitar player with Woods Of Ypres, won a Juno in the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category for the album Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light. Just before starting exams, Violette traveled to Regina, SK, to accept the award on behalf of the group.  Although Woods of Ypres is no longer together, the 27-year-old UNB student is still making music with...

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UNB Saint John business co-op awards

Communications

Posted: April 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's business co-op program held its annual "Celebration of Excellence"  award luncheon today at Grand Hall in Uptown Saint John. The co-op program integrates classroom studies with work experience by alternating academic semesters with four-month paid work semesters.  Students not only gain work experience and develop great business skills, but also have a chance to network with...

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UNB speaker series looks at religion as a solution to domestic violence

Communications

Posted: April 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The next lecture in the University of New Brunswick’s Ideas that Matter Speaker Series will address the role of religious leaders and faith communities in helping abusive religious men become accountable for their actions. Nancy Nason-Clark, professor and chair of sociology at UNB Fredericton will present Holy Hush or Shattered Silence?  Religion as Part of the Solution to Domestic Violence,...

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New Brunswick to host the 54th Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair

Communications

Posted: April 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to Fredericton, New Brunswick.  CWSF is the premier youth science and technology competition in Canada, bringing together the country's brightest young minds. "We're very excited about the opportunities this presents," said Eddy Campbell, UNB president. ...

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UNB nursing hosts annual research day

Communications

Posted: April 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On April 26 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB’s Faculty of Nursing will host its annual Nursing Research Day. Dr. Kathleen White-Williams, nursing professor at Humber Institute, will deliver the keynote speech.  She will talk about her research with fourth-year nursing students in their clinical experiences. Her talk is entitled "Process of Senior Nursing Student-Patient Connection: Student and Clinical...

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2013-2014

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. It is the fourth budget in a multi-year series designed to ensure the university’s long-term financial stability in the face of increasing costs, stagnant government support, and a sluggish economic environment. "It is a challenging time for universities across the...

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Labour Relations Updates

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has collective bargaining relationships with four different unions, amounting to six separate collective agreements. Negotiations are a routine part of the life cycle of collective agreements.  Almost all universities across Canada have collective agreements with their faculty and/or staff and, at any given time, at least one is engaged in a collective bargaining...

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UNBers dominate 2013 KIRA finalist list

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The KIRA Organizing Committee recently announced the 2013 KIRA finalists and among the list of 18 individuals or groups recognized, seven are UNB-affiliated. UNB finalists who made the list are administrators being recognized for their contribution to the knowledge industry, students who took advantage of UNB's entrepreneurial programs to launch their own start-ups, and researchers who are...

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UNB team releases report with scientists views on the potential effects of global warming

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Authors stress importance of informed, scientific opinions in the policy process. At a time when scientists in some sectors are increasingly constrained in what they are allowed to say about their climate related research findings, it is more important than ever to highlight the informed opinions of New Brunswick’s scientists on how ecosystems may change with rising temperatures and...

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Exam de-stressors thinking outside the box

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


We all know exams can be a stressful time for students, so at UNB's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, groups have thought up unique ways to help students cope during this exam period. UNB has a number of ongoing services available to students such as counseling services, writing and math help centres, quiet study space, etc., but this year, there are other initiatives that are drawing quite...

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UNB Saint John holds tax clinics

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate business students participated in the Canada Revenue Agency volunteer program on Friday, April 12. They assisted in the electronic preparation of more than 110 tax returns for their fellow students within four hours. The Faculty of Business, Student Services and Integrated Technology Services at UNB Saint John have participated in this program for...

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Director of leading research organization to discuss energy efficiency and the economy

Communications

Posted: April 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth will be addressed by Leslie Malone, Canada program director for Environment Northeast, as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Ms. Malone will present her talk, entitled Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth at both UNB campuses: on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Wu Conference...

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Former prof and Holocaust survivor launches new book

Communications

Posted: April 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This week former University of New Brunswick Professor and Dean Israel Unger, along with UNB alumnae and author Carolyn Gammon, will be launching their new book The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, in several events across the Atlantic provinces. At the beginning of the Nazi period, 25,000 Jewish people lived in Tarnow, Poland. By the end of the...

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Christie Smith A star on and off the court

Communications

Posted: April 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


One of the top honours in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) recently went to Christie Smith at the 2013 awards banquet in Fredericton. The award recognizes excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and sportsmanship. Christie was awarded the Rod Shoveller Memorial Award, which recognizes an outstanding student-athlete playing ACAA basketball for significant contribution...

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UNB computer science hosts annual research expo and lecture

Communications

Posted: April 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


April 11-12 UNB's faculty of computer science will showcase the province's most progressive research in computer science from the public and private sectors along with some impressive student research as well. UNB's Annual Lecture in Computer Science will be held at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton, on Thursday, April 11, at 7pm. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ming Li, from the University of...

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Bruce Broster wins L W Bailey Award

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Bruce Broster, professor in UNB's department of earth sciences, recently was awarded with the Loring W. Bailey Award that recognizes outstanding service or contribution to both the geoscience profession and the province of New Brunswick. First awarded in 2005, Dr. Broster is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award given by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of...

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Renaissance College students in running for national award

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Four student groups from UNB's Renaissance College are in the running for a $50,000 prize for their public awareness campaigns about how charities ensure, improve and reflect the quality of life in Canada.    The contest, called Students (Verb) Charities is open to post-secondary students between the ages of 18-35 across Canada and is sponsored by Imagine Canada and the Muttart...

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UNB students get hands-on experience through JDI business competition

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


J.D. Irving, Limited is partnering with UNB to provide students with an opportunity to solve real-life business scenarios. J.D. Irving, Limited, is hosting competitions at five Maritime universities where student teams are given details of a real-life supply chain, logistics or accounting-related event that occurred at JDI. The Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick...

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Carly Baxter receives Academic All Canadian Award

Communications

Posted: April 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Congratulations to UNB Saint John's Carly Baxter, our newest Academic All Canadian Award recipient.

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Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture how educational leaders tackle social issues

Communications

Posted: April 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 261 of Marshall d'Avray Hall, the UNB Fredericton faculty of education is honoured to present the second annual Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice. Guest speaker, Dr. Jeff Orr, will present Educational Leadership for Social Justice. The Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture is in memory of Ottilia Chareka: mother,...

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UNB Saint John mobile app updated

Communications

Posted: April 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John has recently updated its first mobile application for smartphones.   The mobile app, available for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as well as Blackberry and Android, is new and improved with the addition of even more useful links. "We've made a couple of significant improvements over the last version.  The radio station feed is...

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Autism Awareness Month UNB student opens up about living with Asperger s Syndrome

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


What do Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Mozart, and University of New Brunswick student Nick Peardon have in common? They all either have, or were suspected to have, Asperger's Syndrome. Peardon, a second year Bachelor of Arts student, wants to educate others about Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and what it is like to live with a disability in today's society. The most important thing he wants...

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UNB-born entrepreneur connects NBers to local food

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


After traveling the world with his now wife, Kim, and eating fresh, local food at many restaurants and hotels, Levi Lawrence (BBA, 2011) returned to Fredericton knowing he wanted to find a way to provide New Brunswickers with easier access to local food.  It wasn't until he jumped on the opportunity to build a business plan and pitch his idea to local, successful entrepreneurs through UNB's...

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UNB MBA students organize Match Maker Gala Fundraiser

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Match Maker Gala is a unique dining event organized by master of business administration (MBA) students from UNB Fredericton in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Fredericton and Oromocto Regions.   The event will consist of a reception, dinner and silent auction on Friday, April 5, at Kingswood Lodge beginning at 6 p.m. Live jazz music will be provided by the Garry Hansen...

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