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UNB maintains 4th spot nationally in Maclean s university rankings

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has maintained many of the gains achieved last year in Maclean's annual Canadian university rankings, including remaining the 4th best Canadian university in the national comprehensive category. "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...

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A Diverse Palette launches its first show of the 2013-2014 season

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Lorenzo Art Series will launch its first show of the 2013-2014 season with "A Diverse Palette" featuring artist Sarah Jones on November 3. “I am drawn to the transient elements of urban culture, like graffiti, construction sites, cranes, scaffolding and tankers – things that move in and out of the urban landscape,” says Jones.   Jones, a UNB Saint John Alumna (BA '07), will present her new...

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UNB alumna named physician of the year

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jeanne McNeill has been awarded New Brunswick’s Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. McNeill joined the University of New Brunswick in 1979 as a Beaverbrook Scholar. Read the Times & Transcript article below. Riverview doctor is named a physician of the yearTimes & Transcript (Moncton) Tue Oct 29 2013 Byline: Times & Transcript Staff Dr....

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UNB legal expert comments on Oland case

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Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Legal expert Nicole O'Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick's faculty of law, weighed in on the current state of evidence in the Oland case in a recent media story. The circumstantial evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case is not out of the ordinary, according to O'Byrne. "Generally in criminal cases you don't have a whole line up of direct evidence...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2014

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has again been recognized as one of the country’s top employers. The Globe and Mail announced Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014 this week. UNB was the only New Brunswick university to make the list and one of five Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014:UNB: encourages...

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UNB Saint John graduates its 2013 fall class

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John awarded diplomas to 146 students at its 2013 fall convocation ceremony at the Imperial Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25. UNBSJ conferred an honorary degree to Jane Bertrand, program director for the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation, and former professor for the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, at its 31st fall convocation ceremony. Jane Bertrand is an...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Science Applied Science Engineering Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Two hundred and twenty-six students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. Dean Ruth Shaw 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. See the complete listing.

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UNB grants National Chief Shawn Atleo and the Rt Hon Paul Martin honorary degrees installs Allison McCain as new chancellor

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick conferred honorary degrees to National Chief Shawn Atleo and the Right Honourable Paul Martin at its 59th fall convocation ceremony in Fredericton Thursday evening. UNB Fredericton awarded diplomas to 441 students at its fall 2013 convocation ceremony at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Dr. Erik Scheme was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in academic...

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Fred Eaton donates 1 million to UNB establishes Fredrik S Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One of UNB’s most committed and generous alumni has provided funding that looks to foster a better understanding about the roles and impact of the Canadian Army. Dr. Fredrik S. Eaton, O.C., O.Ont., former chancellor of UNB, and the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation have donated $1 million to establish the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies. The chair will be housed...

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Department of economics partners with Shandong University of Finance and Economics in China

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A delegation from Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE) was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) last week to launch a partnership with UNB’s department of economics. Officials from SDUFE were welcomed by UNB President and Vice Chancellor Eddy Campbell; Mr. David Hinton, registrar on the UNB Fredericton campus; and Dr. Weiqiu Yu, chair of economics at UNB Fredericton. The two...

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UNB congratulates Governor General s Gold Medal Recipient Dr Erik Scheme

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Governor General's Academic Medal is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon students attending Canadian schools. It is awarded to students graduating with the highest average from their individual institutions. The medal signals the start of a life of accomplishment. The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme is this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medal recipient and...

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Dr Christopher Gray featured in ACCN

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Christopher Gray's research on local plants as a potential treatment for drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis was highlighted in the article "Weapons of microscopic destruction" in the latest edition of ACCN. ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, is Canada's magazine for the chemical sciences and engineering. It covers the intersection of those fields with society by reporting on the latest...

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UNB celebrates grads confers honorary degrees and installs new chancellor

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fall convocation ceremonies on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 in Fredericton and Saint John, respectively. The Fredericton ceremony on Thursday will feature the installation of UNB's sixth modern day chancellor, Allison McCain. Fredericton The 59th Convocation will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE...

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Experts to help evaluate risk in intimate partner violence situations

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


MMFC Workshop 2013: "Risk Assessment & Risk Management in Intimate Partner Violence Situations" The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at the University of New Brunswick is holding its MMFC Workshop 2013 on October 29-30 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The two-day event includes a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, followed by an intensive full-day...

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BrowZine has come to UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


BrowZine is a free app delivering thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library newsstand. The result is a revolutionary...

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Renowned scientist to talk at UNB effects of extreme weather conditions

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Increasing temperatures have received much of the focus in climate change research, but how much do we know about the affect of extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods on stream life?  One of the world's top scientists in this field, Bobbi Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin, is coming to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this Wednesday, October 23 to give a talk...

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

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and eighty students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The acting dean of arts, Dr. John Ball, 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, 1067 students were...

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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and nine students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The dean of kinesiology, Wayne Albert, 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, 515 students were...

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UNB Saint John MBA student compiles report

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The New Brunswick Capital Markets Report 2013, released this week, was compiled by a master of business administration student at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, and summarizes the recent trends of province’s capital markets.   The report, discussed in the Times & Transcript on Oct. 17, is the fourth such report in as many years. Read the full article below. Company mergers down...

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Entrepreneurs give nod to UNB program

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program is garnering more attention than ever. Several prominent business leaders and UNB alumni returned to the TME 25th anniversary celebration last month, providing mentorship to...

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Graduation Preparation Series continues for the second year

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John, in partnership with Mount Allison University, is excited to be continuing the Graduation Preparation Series (GPS), helping prepare international students for graduation, for the second year. Graduation can be quite a busy time. Getting ready to leave the hallowed walls of UNB Saint John to enter the working world can be a daunting undertaking. The...

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Historian to discuss Nfld s oil boom

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Sean Cadigan will discuss the aftermath of Newfoundland and Labrador's oil boom, and the impact of resource extraction in other provinces, at the University of New Brunswick’s 2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture series. "Boom, Bust and Bluster: The Oil Daze of Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada's 'Have' Province" October 16, 5:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 102 | UNB...

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Faculty of nursing s Moncton campus gets a facelift

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick's faculty of nursing in Moncton is expanding.   On October 21, UNB's faculty of nursing will open its doors at its new Moncton campus: University of New Brunswick Faculty of Nursing – Moncton Campus 55 Lutz StreetMoncton, NB  E1C 0L2 Friday, October 11 will be the faculty’s last day at its Arden Street campus (Professional Arts Building) in Moncton. During the...

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Professor Emeritus Dr Paul F Williams wins prestigious international structural geology award

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul F. Williams has won the inaugural Henk Zwart Medal in structural geology for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the field of rock deformation.   The award committee calls Dr. Williams an internationally acclaimed structural geologist who has tremendously influenced his subject for 45 years. An Outline of...

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New province-wide initiative launched to bolster NB economy

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


NB Exporter U to provide strategies for expanding foreign markets A new province-wide initiative was launched at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton today. "NB Exporter U" brings together academia, government and business for a common goal - expanding markets abroad for New Brunswick businesses and their products. Academic teams from UNB and l’Universite de Moncton will work with...

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Paul Martin discusses First Nations education Oct 24

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Right Honourable Paul Martin, fall 2013 University of New Brunswick honorary degree recipient, joined First Nations’ community groups and educational stakeholders at The Playhouse in Fredericton on October 24 for a conversation about First Nations’ education in Canada. The Playhouse conversation was hosted by UNB and UNB Associated Alumni as part of its fall convocation ceremonies. Dr. Ann...

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

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Three hundred and seventy students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton and Bathurst have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The dean of nursing, Dr. Gail Storr, 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,...

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Carving up Canada s Oceans Who gets a say

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Melanie Wiber kicks off 2013 Ideas That Matter seriesWednesday, October 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Memorial Hall | UNB Fredericton The demands we place on our oceans are multiplying. Fishing and transport are being asked to make way for aquaculture, tidal power, oil and gas development, tourism, and coastal amenities. Who gets to decide how ocean space will be carved up among these many competing...

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NB Power works with UNB to study future options for Mactaquac Generating Station

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


NB Power has engaged a group of internationally respected scientists to provide independent research on the potential environmental impacts of the future options being considered for the Mactaquac Generating Station. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of the New Brunswick and its partners will evaluate key environmental challenges related to Mactaquac’s future, including...

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New graduate scholarships expand focus on New Brunswick innovation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to...

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Farewell Dr Currie

Communications

Posted: October 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


UNB pays tribute to outgoing chancellor The University of New Brunswick recently bid farewell to longtime chancellor, Dr. Richard J. Currie. A tribute dinner to celebrate Dr. Currie's ten years of service was held on September 26 at the building named in his honour. Several prominent guests joined the university community, including New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Graydon...

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UNBSJ s Promise Partnership wins Big Heart Award

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Posted: October 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John's Promise Partnership was the winner of the 2013 Big Heart Award at last week's Outstanding Business Awards (OBA). The Promise Partnership is a collaboration between UNBSJ students, faculty and staff, as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White-St. Francis School (HWSF), Lorne Middle School and local high schools. As part of the student mentor program, every student at HWSF...

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The Urban and Community Studies Institute to host Byrne 50 Symposium

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Commemorating the Byrne Commission’s legacy and tackling today's local governance challenges The University of New Brunswick's Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI) is marking the 50th anniversary of The Byrne Commission report with a one-day symposium in Fredericton, November 4. The report helped modernize regional governance in New Brunswick and paved the way for sweeping reforms...

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Top Canadian poets novelists converge at Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is holding its annual Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton from October 3-8, featuring some of Canada's top award-winning poets and novelists. Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will open the festival on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall with a reading from his novel, The Son of a Certain Woman, which is long-listed for the 2013 Giller...

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Blogging Shakespeare English professor blogs from Macedonia

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This summer Professor Randall Martin, one of the country's leading Shakespeare scholars, was in Bitola, Macedonia to participate in the Bitola Shakespeare Festival. The festival expands on the success of last year’s six-week Globe to Globe Festival in London, England which invited theatre companies from around the world to perform all of Shakespeare's 37 plays in their home languages. This...

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One of Canada s premier Native public intellectuals Thomas King to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Thomas King will read from The Inconvenient Indian on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the...

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Siemens Canada to invest in smart grid research projects with University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Research aims to further understanding of residential smart grid application Siemens Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have agreed on the scope of two research projects looking at smart grid technology that could begin as early as spring 2014. Siemens' has committed to investing up to $2.5 million CAD into academic research projects in the province of New Brunswick over the next...

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UNBSJ and Rocmaura donate school supplies

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


For the second year in a row, Rocmaura Nursing Home’s wellness committee and UNB Saint John’s Information Services and Systems team collected much needed school supplies over the summer months for the Promise Partnership. As a direct result of the sheer volume donated, students from Hazen-White St. Francis (HWSF) and Lorne Middle School received six boxes jammed full of items needed for the...

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Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will read from The Son of a Certain Woman on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Johnston will read on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. The Son of a Certain Woman was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the...

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New business dean for UNBSJ

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Effective today, Dr. Fazley Siddiq has joined the UNB family as professor of Economics and Finance, and the new Dean of Business for the Saint John campus. Dr. Siddiq comes to UNB Saint John from Dalhousie University and brings an outstanding record of teaching, research and leadership experience.  "In addition to advancing learning and discovery at UNB in my new position, I am looking forward...

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