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Province s aging population an opportunity says UNB economist

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Dr. Michael Haan, Canada research chair in population and social policy at the University of New Brunswick, says that New Brunswick should look at its rapidly aging population as an opportunity, not a problem. Haan was interviewed by Chris Morris of the Telegraph Journal following a recent Statistics Canada report that NB’s population is greying at a higher rate than almost every other...

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UNB fertile ground for tech startups

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Entrepreneur and smartphone app developer Patrick Malone has his sights set on Fredericton.  He has taken his smartphone app, iTendr, to the popular CBC television show Dragon’s Den.While Malone has been living in Vancouver for five years, he says the company is eyeballing Fredericton, which has a high profile in the tech community. And the University of New Brunswick is fertile ground for tech...

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Watch 2013 Eaton Lecture online-FR and SJ

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


UNB’s 2013 Eaton Lecture is now available online.Entitled “Peaceable Kingdom or Warrior Nation?: Canada’s Identity Crisis,” the lecture was delivered by Lee Windsor, November 13 in Toronto.Dr. Windsor is deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society in the faculty of arts in Fredericton. He also holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies. Presented by the...

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UNB economist provides economic advice to finance minister

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Economist Weiqiu Yu joined a team of experts in Moncton, N.B. last week in a pre-budgetary consultation held my Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson. Dr. Yu, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s economics department in Fredericton was one of two academics invited to the policy discussion. You can read Adam Huras’ story on the front page of the November 26 edition of the Telegraph...

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New Travel Study Award creates opportunities for UNB students

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


On Monday, November 25, UNB Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), Dr. Tony Secco, announced a gift of $200,000 a year for the next three years to support student Travel Study Awards. The award allows more full-time undergraduate students to participate in the UNB Travel Study Programs and builds on the success of a flagship program of the faculty of arts. “For nearly twenty-five years now I...

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UNB and AUNBT agree on adoption of shared risk pension plan

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement to convert the existing academic employee pension plan (AEPP) to a shared risk plan (SRP) has now been ratified. In September 2012, UNB and the AUNBT set up a joint working group to explore the possibility of converting the plan to a shared...

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UNB scientists awarded 1 9 million in research funding

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, member of Parliament for Fredericton, was at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton yesterday to congratulate Dr. John Spray and Dr. Yun Zhang on funding of $1.9 million from Industry Canada through the Canada Research Chairs Program.     “Through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are supporting cutting-edge research at Canadian universities...

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A home away from home for international students - UNB partners with Canada Homestay Network

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB and Canada Homestay Network (CHN) have partnered to offer prospective international students a home away from home. CHN, a Canadian not-for-profit that coordinates homestay options and provides custodianship assistance to international students, has extensive experience working with high school students and other Canadian universities. "We meet a lot of students on the road who are...

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Prof Sandra Byers wins prestigious international award for groundbreaking work on human sexuality

Communications

Posted: November 19, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Internationally renowned scholar, Dr. E. Sandra Byers, professor of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the 2013 Alfred C. Kinsey Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). The Kinsey Award acknowledges individuals from around the world for their outstanding contributions to the field of sex research, sex therapy, or sexology. Byers was...

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Dixon family creates UNB engineering scholarship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Greg Dixon, who graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in civil engineering, has carved out success as a senior executive responsible for major engineering projects in Western Canada. Throughout his highly rewarding career, he never forgot the University of New Brunswick. The university created a springboard for his impressive list of accomplishments. As a leader, he also...

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Renowned novelist Catherine Bush to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Catherine Bush will read from Accusation on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Catherine Bush is the author of three novels. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement was a national bestseller and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her third novel, Claire's Head, was shortlisted for Ontario’s...

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Public talk Young People University Stress and Mental Health by Patrick Dion vice-chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Date: November 14, 2013Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Location: McCain Hall, Kinsella Auditorium | St. Thomas University A nationally recognized voice for mental health and wellness will speak about young people and university stress on Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall, St. Thomas University. When the Mental Health Commission of Canada was struck in 2007,...

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Suncor exec discusses integrated energy future

Communications

Posted: November 12, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Michael MacSween, Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president for major projects is the next speaker in UNB’s Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. MacSween will present his talk, entitled "Working Together: Creating a Shared Energy Future," on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, at UNB Fredericton.  He will speak at UNB Saint John on...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


On October 9, 2013 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Barb Dowding (Biology), Chris Welch (Engineering), Paul Holder (Mathematical Sciences), Aziz Fellah (Computer Science & Applied Statistics), Tracy Carr...

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UNB students take top prize in national chemical engineering competition

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A team of four chemical engineering students from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has claimed first place in the 2013 SNC-Lavalin Undergraduate Plant Design Competition held by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Each year, chemical engineering departments from across Canada are invited to submit their top capstone design project to the competition.  A panel of...

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UNB Varsity Reds host 2013 CIS Men s Soccer Championship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men's Soccer Championship November 7-10 in Fredericton. The eight-team tournament culminates on Sunday with the national final at BMO Field on the UNB Fredericton campus at 2 p.m. Participating Teams UBC Thunderbirds York Lions Laval Rouge et Or UNB Varsity Reds Saskatchewan Huskies Ryerson...

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UNB joins forces with Higher Ed Points allowing students to pay tuition with Aeroplan Miles

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is only one of three post-secondary institutions in the country to immediately jump to join forces with Higher Ed Points Inc., a partnership that will allow students, friends and family members to direct their Aeroplan Miles towards education.   Higher Ed Points Inc. has launched a revolutionary new program through its website which allows Canadians to...

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UNB conference to focus on Disruptive Technology

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Could a disruptive innovation completely change the way universities work?  The music industry, movie rental business, and the encyclopedia are examples of industries that have experienced a significant shift when new technologies were introduced. Dr. Peter Smith, senior vice president of academic strategies and development at Kaplan Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at the...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports new software start-up in Miramichi

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), recently announced an investment in a new software start-up in Miramichi, NB. Patchell Brook Equity Analytics Incorporated (Equity Analytics) is a company focused on creating the software platform and tools to undertake a more informed analysis of the equity contained in both privately held and publicly traded...

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Consul General of Cyprus gives presentation at UNB

Communications

Posted: November 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Honourable Consul General for Cyprus, Mr. Iacovos Giragosian, will give a presentation at UNB Fredericton on Monday evening on "The role of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean."   Date: Monday, November 4Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Reception will follow)Place: Alumni Memorial Building | UNB Fredericton Mr. Giragosian will provide a brief survey of the political, cultural and economic history of...

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Students see potential in Tin Can Beach

Communications

Posted: November 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Third-year "Urbanization, Poverty and Politics" students from UNB Saint John have focused their attention on a stretch of land in Saint John's south end. Their efforts to revitalize Tin Can Beach were featured in the Telegraph Journal on November 4. Read the full story below. Students see potential in Tin Can Beach New Brunswick Telegraph-JournalMon Nov 4 2013Byline: KARISSA DONKIN A group of...

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Founder of Help Lesotho speaks at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Peg Herbert, founder and director of Help Lesotho, a charity organization working in the AIDS-ravaged country of Lesotho in southern Africa, will speak at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton next week. Dr. Herbert’s talk, "Are there enough candles for me to study tonight?" is part of UNB's Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. Date:  November 5Time:  7:00 p.m.Location: ...

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UNB alum eyes the big screen as writer director

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Animator and visual effects expert Andre LeBlanc (BCS’99) is striking out on his own in Hollywood as a writer and director.  The University of New Brunswick computer science and engineering grad's work has been featured in some of Hollywood’s biggest animations, including Shrek and, most recently, The Croods. Read the full Times and Transcript article by James Foster below.Riverview animator...

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UNB legal expert weighs in on shale gas debate

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Legal expert Nicole O’Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law, recently weighed in on the debate over shale gas development in New Brunswick. O'Byrne was featured on the front page of the Times and Transcript on November 1. Read the full story below. Anti-shale gas court case could work, says expertTimes & Transcript (Moncton) Fri Nov 1 2013 Byline: Cole...

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