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Community celebrates supports UNB s newest entrepreneurs

Communications

Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, myUNB, Events


Seven local entrepreneurs have launched innovative businesses this summer as part of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s Foundry program. Meet the 2014 Foundry cohort The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable...

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Post-Doctoral Fellow wins two prestigious fellowships

Communications

Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Dr. Alli Murugesan, a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) with University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John’s department of biology, was recently awarded both the prestigious Terry Fox Postdoctoral Fellowship from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and an Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship from Mitacs. As a PDF under Dr. Anthony Reiman, a renowned medical oncologist and the Canadian Cancer Society...

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Economics discipline merges with business faculty at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Homepage


UNB Saint John’s economics discipline recently merged with the faculty of business, heralding a significant structural change that will strengthen natural synergies between the two disciplines, address critical mass issues and create new opportunities for teaching and research.  This merger will also enhance the intellectual capacity of the faculty of business and increase efficiency by...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

Communications

Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, Events, myUNB, UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair, located at UNB Saint John, will be held by assistant professor Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10) of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. Doucet will lead an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing...

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UNB celebrates newest startups at Foundry Fest 2014

Communications

Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, Events, UNB Homepage, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Five new businesses are being showcased at the first Foundry Fest on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Station on York in Fredericton. The celebration of local business and entrepreneurship concludes the inaugural year of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship's (TME) Summer Institute Foundry program at the University of New Brunswick. The diverse...

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NSERC invests 2 4 million in 28 UNB researchers

Communications

Posted: July 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, Events, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder was joined by Mr. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Mr. Craig Leonard, minister of energy and mines for New...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Communications

Posted: July 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, Events, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John


Kevin Englehart, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, has spent almost 20 years advancing technology that has improved the life of amputees across the world. Englehart was among 49 Canadians inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering recently in Saint John’s Nfld.   He is recognized internationally in the field of biomedical engineering...

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Guidance counsellors from around the world convene at UNB and STU

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


Guidance counsellors from around the world will visit St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campuses in Fredericton and Saint John as part of the third annual Counsellor Familiarization Tour. “The purpose of the tour is to familiarize international counsellors with our universities, our cities, and our post-secondary education system,” says Chris Beardsworth,...

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UNB alum helps Canadians track vaccination records on their smartphones

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Why do we have vaccination cards that are easily misplaced when almost every other piece of information can be accessed easily from our smartphones?  UNB alumnus, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is a medical doctor and a public health policy researcher, knew there must be an easier way for families to keep track of their immunization records. Inspired by a conversation with a fellow parent who is also...

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Cyber Girlz aims to bring more women into tech and computing fields

Communications

Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John, Events, UNB Homepage


In light of the success of last year’s experience, UNB’s faculty of computer science will be offering a girls-only summer day camp: Cyber Girlz Summer Camp 2014. The camp, which aims to spark middle school girls’ curiosity in computing and introduce them to basic Internet security concepts, will be held from August 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ignite girls’ interest for what makes...

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