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Alumna becomes Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan

Communications

Posted: July 31, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Deborah Lyons (BA’71) has been appointed Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ms. Lyons has been serving as the deputy head of mission at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. since September 2010.  She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1999 where she held various positions, such as director, international finance; director-general; and...

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Hospitality Tourism program featured in magazine

Communications

Posted: July 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism (BAMHT) program was recently featured in Restaurants & Hotels Magazine. The BAMHT equips students to work in a variety of areas including: hotel management, tourism research, park management, travel writing, or continue with hospitality or tourism studies at the Masters level. Keith Dewar, program professor and assistant...

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UNB researchers map weather in space

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers Richard Chadwick and Todd Kelly are on a 14-day tour around the Canadian North to install Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers built to map space weather in the Canadian Arctic. The equipment collects GPS signals from space and transmits it to a climate-controlled server station at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton as part of the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric...

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UNB student wins national scholarship for volunteerism

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Natasha Larivee has won the 2013 James Raymond Cowling University Scholarship from Best Buddies Canada - a national volunteer program that matches people with and without intellectual disabilities to create friendships. Natasha joined Best Buddies - UNB Fredericton in the first year of her bachelor of science (medicinal chemistry) program. She is now co-president of the UNB Fredericton chapter....

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VP academic ready to tackle new term in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Just days into a new 6-year term as the vice-president (Fredericton) of the University of New Brunswick, Anthony (Tony) Secco is already acting on objectives and determining how his campus - the largest in New Brunswick - will meet them. "The aim is to deliver the highest quality education possible at UNB," said Dr. Secco. "But of course, the challenge is always to define what is meant by that,...

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Young leaders to hold robotics competition on July 12

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Summers at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus are far from dull for dozens of high school students from across Canada. Students entering grades 10 to 12 are at UNB to participate in Shad Valley, a youth leadership and entrepreneurship program hosted by 12 universities across Canada.  The robotics competition - Friday, July 12 from 9:30 – 1:00 in C13 of Head Hall - is the...

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Government invests 2 5 million in health research

Communications

Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Department of Health to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses. Dr. Scott Ronis, an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology is joined by investigators from Memorial University of...

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Conference on the future of education in Atlantic Canada

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's faculty of education will host the 2nd Annual Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference on July 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Marshall d'Avray Hall in Fredericton.   The bilingual conference, entitled New Conversations & Continuing Controversies, will bring together researchers and educators from across Atlantic Canada to generate dialogue and new research on educational issues in...

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UNB Saint John realizes growth in internship partnerships

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has proven itself to be a true 'investment in your future' opportunity for students, the university and the business community in Saint John. Over the past two years the university has seen significant enrolment growth; most notably in 2012-2013 the class grew to exceed 100 students in its campus-based offering. Typically a two...

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Young eco heroes kick off UNB s summer camp season

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


It may be summer session on university campuses, but students from grades 1 & 2 descended upon the UNB Fredericton campus today.  For the next 10 days, these eco heroes will learn about the atmosphere and pollution, and find ways to make the earth a cleaner place. Eco Heroes, which runs from July 2-12, is the first in a series of thematic camps offered through the World's UNBound summer...

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