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Alumnus unveils latest prototype of world s first mind-controlled bionic leg

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three-time University of New Brunswick graduate, Levi Hargrove and his colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago unveiled the latest prototype in their development of the world's first bionic leg this week. Their groundbreaking results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. Hargrove and his research team made headlines last year when Zac Vawter climbed...

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Community Celebrates UNB at Homecoming 2013

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Alumni, friends and members of the community have joined University of New Brunswick faculty, staff and students on the Fredericton campus this week for UNB Homecoming 2013, September 26-29. "Homecoming is a special time of year when alumni, students and the community celebrate UNB," says Margaret Grant-McGivney, executive director of UNB's Associated Alumni. "It is an opportunity to reconnect...

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Theoretical physicist wins major grant to study time

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A postdoctoral researcher in the University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics has been awarded a major grant of over $139,000 to study the fundamental nature of time in the universe. "’What is time?’ is an ancient question that has puzzled human beings since the beginning of civilization, and remains unsolved today," says Dr. Tim Koslowski, a member of the math...

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University community pays tribute to Dr Richard Currie

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The university community will pay tribute to Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. Richard J. Currie tonight in a commemorative dinner at the building named in his honour. The prestigious event is part of UNB Homecoming 2013, September 26-29 - an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate UNB. The event was featured on the front pages of New Brunswick’s major papers this morning. The Telegraph...

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Saint John student presented with The Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Taryn O'Neill is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award presented by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region (CBCF - Atlantic Region). Taryn O'Neill, a UNBSJ alumna, spent this summer working at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Gray and Dr. Duncan Webster.  Taryn's research focused on...

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MentorMash Top CEOs and budding entrepreneurs celebrate TME s 25th

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick's J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 28 by pairing up local business owners and CEOs, with recent TME grads and current students for a day of networking, mentorship, and celebration. 
 The guest list includes UNB President Eddy Campbell, and President Emeriti,...

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Atlantic Canada s unsung literary hotbed

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two of the 13 titles on last week's Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist were penned by graduates of the University of New Brunswick's master's program in creative writing - Craig Davidson (MA'03) for Cataract City, and Wayne Johnston (MA'85, DLitt'03) for The Son of a Certain Woman. Shannon Webb-Campbell delved into the "unsung literary hotbed" at the University of New Brunswick this weekend;...

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Soprano Jessica McCormack to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Music Series

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Soprano Jessica McCormack, Head of Voice Studies and an Assistant Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend, will present a lecture and recital ‘Canadian at Heart: A Lecture Recital Featuring the Works of Canadian Composers from Across the Country’ on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John. Reception afterward. Dr. McCormack holds a Doctor of...

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UNB Saint John s Math and Science Help Centre named after Flora Beckett

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Friday a ceremony was held paying tribute to one of the most enthusiastic advocates for UNB Saint John, Ms. Flora Beckett with the naming of the Math and Science Help Centre after her. A huge turnout of family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Hans W. Klohn Commons to recognize Flora. Her husband Barry, their children Lesley, Alex and Stephen and their grandchildren were all in...

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UNB opens Homecoming to the whole community Sept 26-29

Communications

Posted: September 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will welcome students, alumni, and the community to the Fredericton campus as it celebrates UNB Homecoming 2013 from September 26-29.   The four-day celebration has something for everyone, including a lobster boil, football rally and parade, Family FunFest, and Maritime Kitchen Party. Homecoming is a special time of year when alumni, students and the UNB...

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Hughes Scholarships to support UNB Law students

Communications

Posted: September 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


In recognition of his parents, the Honourable Charles and Edith Hughes, the late Richard Atwater Hughes has made a generous bequest of over $500,000 to support students entering the study of law at the University of New Brunswick. A journalist, broadcaster, speechwriter and media relations specialist, Richard had a varied career both in New Brunswick and in the United Kingdom. His working years...

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Top Hat turns digital distractions into learning opportunities

Communications

Posted: September 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


We know they have them.  We know they use them.  So why not put them to good, academic use?  What are we talking about?  Students and their mobile devices of course. Turning distractions into learning opportunities UNB Saint John has started using Top Hat, a Canadian web-based classroom response platform, so that instead of Facebooking, Tweeting or texting their friends during class students...

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Articulation agreements signed

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Recognizing the importance of partnerships, the UNBSJ faculty of business has signed articulation agreements with a number of institutions to support college graduates wishing to pursue Baccalaureate degrees. The UNBSJ Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) degrees offer college graduates the chance to continue their education at the University level from a variety of these college partners, and...

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Making the climb from good to great

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Faculty of arts designs course to help students develop skills for success Making the transition from high school to university can be both exciting and daunting. The University of New Brunswick's faculty of arts in Fredericton launched a new course this fall to help first-year arts students make that transition a little easier. ARTS 1100 (9 credit hours) can now be taken in lieu of ARTS 1000...

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UNB announces honorary degree recipients for fall convocation

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following honorary degrees will be awarded at its fall convocation ceremonies. On October 24 in Fredericton, honorary degrees will be awarded to Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada. On October 25 in Saint John, an honorary degree will be awarded to Jane...

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UNB grads claim two of thirteen spots on Giller longlist

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist was released on Monday, revealing the jury's top 13 picks in Canadian fiction.  The top 13 titles were selected from 147 books, submitted by 81 publishers from every region of the country. UNB alumnus Craig Davidson (MA’03) was nominated for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada.   Wayne Johnston (MA’85, DLitt’03) was listed for his novel...

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New four-week course at UNB to examine energy and the environment

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Shale gas exploration and development, nuclear power generation, conventional and combined cycle combustion plants, wind power or tidal power generation - what are the environmental consequences and how do we decide what's best? A new multidisciplinary course, "Energy and the Environment: Designing the Future," will examine the factors underlying the choices we make and the impact of each....

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Award-winning author Donna Morrissey to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: September 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Donna Morrissey will read from The Deception of Livvy Higgs on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, as well as the author of a children's book, Cross Katie...

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Historian documents province s 100-year labour history

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On September 11, 2013, Canadian historian and University of New Brunswick Professor David Frank presented Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy with copies of his recently published book, Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. Dr. Frank's book was recently reviewed by Lori Gallagher of The Daily Gleaner. The New Brunswick...

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UNB researchers develop environmental monitoring technology

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have developed an environmental monitoring system that can track pollution, road conditions and air quality. Dr. Brad Nickerson, Dillon Matchett and Victoria Pimentel from UNB's computer science program partnered with Red Ball Internet this summer to launch a prototype of their technology to monitor pollution in Moncton. The Mobile Environmental...

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UNB technology set for space launch

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


GPS technology developed by University of New Brunswick scientists is set to begin orbiting the Earth this month aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of a Canadian Space Agency mission that will, in part, monitor space weather. The Telegraph Journal featured the full story on its front page Monday, September 16. To arrange a media interview, please contact Kelsey Seymour. UNB invention...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Douglas Glover

Communications

Posted: September 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The English department at the University of New Brunswick has welcomed its newest writer-in-residence - bestselling author, Douglas Glover. Glover is an itinerant Canadian, author of six story collections, four novels, two books of essays, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Don Quixote and novel form. His bestselling novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General's Award for fiction and was a...

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Chris Turner Surviving and Thriving in a Sustainable Economy September 19

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry, will shed light on the global sustainability movement as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Boundlessly optimistic about the future and refreshingly pragmatic about the path that leads us there, Turner will present his talk, entitled...

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UNB Saint John Arts Faculty Dean s List for 2012-2013

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Seventy-eight students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13.  Thirty-three concurrent arts and education students have also earned a spot on the list. The acting dean of arts, Alexander (Sandy) Wilson, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least...

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UNB expert pitches regional economic development to federal provincial ministers

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Marc Duhamel, Vaughan chair in regional economics and director of the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick's department of economics, shared his ideas on regional economic development with federal, provincial and territorial ministers last week at the 18th Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie. John Chilibeck of the Times & Transcript, covered the event....

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Sodexo UNB wins at 13th Annual Feast in the Field in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton's Sodexo executive chef Leanne English, catering chef Kris Campbell, catering director Cindy McCoy, catering manager Amy Vye, and cook Duc-Vinh Tao won the title of "Favourite Overall Exhibitor" at the 13th Annual Feast in the Field event, held Sunday, September 8 in Fredericton. Feast in the Field is a yearly fundraising event for Ability New...

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UNB launches first university-wide app

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the official launch of its first, university-wide, mobile application for smartphones and tablets. The UNB app is now available for download in both the Apple iOS store for iPhones and iPads and the Google Play store for Android phones and tablet devices. The App was made available on Aug. 29 as part of a beta program, and more than 1,800...

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UNBF Faculty of Education Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and four students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The dean of education, Ann Sherman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2012-13 academic year, 158 students were enrolled...

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Dr MacKinnon reappointment featured in Telegraph Journal

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Robert MacKinnon's recent reappointment as vice-president of the University New Brunswick's Saint John campus was featured in the September 5 edition of the Telegraph Journal. The full story follows: University VP receives another five-year termNew Brunswick Telegraph-Journal September 5, 2013Byline: Jennifer Pritchett Robert MacKinnon has been appointed for his second term as...

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UNB Fredericton hosts Success Fair for students

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


As the academic year ramps up at the University of New Brunswick, the UNB Student Union and Campus Wellness Committee are bringing together groups from across campus to showcase the various programs and services that are available to students. The 2013 UNB Success Fair will take place in the Student Union Building cafeteria on September 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "The fair is an ideal...

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Appreciation for the written word

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Encouraging a love and appreciation for the written word is the sole intent of a new course offered at UNB Saint John - English 3782: Special Topics: Lorenzo Reading Series. Offered every Monday this Fall, from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, this new course will explore the literature written by authors visiting UNB Saint John as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series.   Entering its 15th season, the Lorenzo...

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