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UNB kicks off new sustainability program in Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, Events, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is launching a new sustainability program on its Fredericton campus this week. The program will support and encourage environmental sustainability on campus, helping to build a better university and advance UNB as a sustainability leader. Several local environmental groups will join UNB Sustainability Celebration: Be the Change! on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from...

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UNB Art for New Spaces Committee selects artist for major work in the Hans W Klohn Commons

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


New Brunswick artist Deanna Musgrave has been selected to create a large mural for the Hans W. Klohn Commons on the Saint John  campus of the University of New Brunswick.  Ms. Musgrave’s concept was chosen from among five reviewed by UNB’s Art for New Spaces Committee. “The committee was unanimous in its decision,” said Bernard Riordon, director emeritus of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, who...

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UNB student in the running to be Canada s Smartest Person

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


 Kate LaFrance, who is currently a part-time student pursing her 5th university degree, has many talents to accompany her book smarts. LaFrance teaches at Nackawic Middle School and on her spare time she can be found playing football, coaching track, bagpiping, step dancing, opera singing and knitting—just to name a few of her hobbies. Of the thousands of people across Canada who applied to be...

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Annual Graham Lecturer challenges historians accounts of the War of 1812

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events


Major John R. Grodzinski will deliver the 14th Annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture, "Mind the Crap: Coping with the Bicentenary of the War of 1812," on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Carleton Street Armoury in Fredericton. Dr. John Grodzinski will offer a commentary on the use and abuse of history during the Bicentenary of the War of 1812. He will consider how the attainment of national and regional...

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UNB welcomes George MacLean as dean of arts in Fredericton

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has appointed Dr. George MacLean as dean of the faculty of arts in Fredericton. Dr. MacLean comes to UNB from the University of Manitoba where he previously served as associate dean of the faculty of graduate Studies and head and professor in the department of political studies.  He was also an adjunct professor at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and...

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UNB welcomes newly-appointed Canada Research Chair

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Paul Peters has done extensive research that shows that where Canadians live significantly affects their health. UNB professor and Canada Research Chair in Spatial and Social Inequalities of Health and Health Service Delivery, Peters joined UNB in July and is working closely with academics and government to improve the health of vulnerable New Brunswickers and Canadians. “I’ve done...

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A Better New Brunswick - Eddy Campbell Commentary

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Building a Better New Brunswick” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Let's develop a culture of innovation New Brunswick Telegraph JournalSat Sep 20 2014Page: A13Section: OpinionByline: Eddy Campbell Commentary Many important conversations are taking place about New Brunswick’s economic future, and for good...

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British prof says NB played key role in creation of modern Canada

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It's time to dump the negative view of New Brunswick's role in Canadian history, says British professor Ged Martin. Martin will deliver the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) annual W. Stewart MacNutt lecture on Sept. 29 in Fredericton and Sept. 30 in Saint John. "Too many textbooks sneeringly portray Canadian history as something that happens to New Brunswick," jokes Martin. He argues that...

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events


Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2014 is taking place this week (Sept. 25-28).  To check out a list of events, visit www.unb.ca/homecoming (#UNBhomecoming) Here are some of the highlights: UNBelievable Research at UNB Friday, Sept. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. In the Wu Conference Centre (free, but registration required) This is a crash course...

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Homecoming event provides crash course with UNB s top innovators

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events


New to homecoming this year, UNB will host UNBelievable Research on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  The event will showcase some of UNB’s top research and demonstrate why UNB was recently named Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial University by Startup Canada. “The idea for the event originated from a member of the Class of 1959, who wanted to know more...

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Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell will read from, Angular Unconformity: The Collected Poems and  ^^^^^^ [Sharps], respectively on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Don McKay After more than 40 years of writing, editing, teaching and publishing, Don McKay is one of Canada’s most significant contemporary poets. He has won two Governor...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event in September. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. “UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to...

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UNB researchers tie European settlement in Canada to Maritime sea life

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Posted: September 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are shedding new light on the history and evolution of marine organisms in the North Atlantic. As part of his PhD research at UNB Fredericton’s biology department, Tony Einfeldt is tracing the origins of the small but abundant creatures that sustain intertidal ecosystems in the Maritimes by investigating their genetic code. Surprisingly,...

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UNB s new writer-in-residence Jeramy Dodds to read Thursday Sept 18

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Posted: September 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick will welcome acclaimed poet and 2014-15 writer-in-residence, Jeramy Dodds, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus. Originally from Ajax, Ontario, Jeramy Dodds is a poet, translator, editor and a graduate of Trent University and the University of Iceland. Called “a landmark of Canadian poetry,” Dodds’ debut poetry...

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David Adams Richards to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will read from his latest novel, Crimes Against My Brother on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. David Adams Richards has 15 novels and seven works of non-fiction published to critical acclaim. He has won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Award, the Alden...

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UNB Ph D student wins ION Parkinson Award

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Simon Banville, a Ph.D. geodesy and geomatics engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, was awarded this year’s Institute of Navigation Bradford W. Parkinson Award. The $2,500 honorarium and plaque was presented recently during The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Parkinson Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of global...

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UNB s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre co-hosts conference to help EndIPV

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB will host the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It will take place October 20-22 at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  Early bird registration ends Sept. 22.  The conference will address the importance of having a coordinated criminal justice and community responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)....

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Dr Kathleen Valentine named new dean of nursing

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Dr. Kathleen Valentine has joined the University of New Brunswick (UNB) as dean of nursing. She comes to UNB from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heath Professions where she served as associate dean for clinical affairs and community engagement. Dr. Valentine has previously served as an associate professor and associate dean for outreach at Florida State University’s College of...

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Fahrenheit 451 featured during 2014 One Campus One Book One Community event

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John is holding its annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) event on September 17.The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNBSaint John.Following the success of the first OCOBOC initiative, this year the program has been expanded...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event on Thursday.  Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to...

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Dr Jeremy Levitt appointed dean of law

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Posted: September 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the area of the law of the use of force, international human rights law, humanitarian law, peace studies and African politics, has been named dean of the faculty of law of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He holds the rank of professor and, in recognition of his distinguished research profile, the title of...

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UNBF faculty of engineering announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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

Category: In the Media


Three hundred and thirteen students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14.The dean of engineering, David Coleman, 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 2013-14 academic year, 1325 students...

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UNB hosts Burn the Dorm 2014

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

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


On behalf of the Fredericton Fire Department, University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in a very important fire safety educational activity that will be held on September 10. This event is being made possible through the generosity of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Home Sprinkler...

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UNB s annual Dineen Lecture focuses on the impact of location-enabled devices

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

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


The University of New Brunswick will host the 34th annual Dineen Memorial Lecture on Monday, Sept. 15, in Fredericton; and Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Saint John. This year's lecture will feature Yvan Bedard, professor in GIS and spatial databases at Laval University. Bedard will present "The Power of WHERE: What Should We Know and Why Should We Care About Location-Enabled Devices in Everyday...

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Author Sam Weller to kick-off UNB Saint John s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Journalist and author Sam Weller will kick-off UNB Saint John’s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451 on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at 40 Charlotte Street. This novel was chosen as the 2014 One Campus One Book One Community for UNBSJ, which is a reading program that provides a common experience for all first-year students and...

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Fisheries network links experts from across Canada

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is home to the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), a unique partnership among Canada’s academic researchers, fishing industry and government designed to develop a national fisheries research capacity. Launched in 2010 with five years of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), researchers are now beginning to...

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New scholarship celebrates impact of UNB alumnus on national and provincial community

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


In an accounting career spanning more than 35 years, Roland J. "Rollie" Lutes was the quintessential professional, making a powerful impact on the Canadian and provincial business communities. To honour his contributions, Rollie’s family and friends have established the Roland J. Lutes, C.A. Memorial Scholarship to assist students in the Faculties of Business and Business...

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UNB hosts election panel discussion on education

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Candidates from New Brunswick's political parties will participate in an "Election Panel Discussion on Education" on Wednesday September 10 at 7 p.m. hosted by the faculty of education on UNB's Fredericton campus. This moderated discussion will focus on important themes relevant to education in New Brunswick and will include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions or raise issues...

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UNB symposium to give educators tools to provide accessible learning

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


Universities across the country are placing more focus on improving academic achievement and student retention, which makes meeting the learning needs of students in today’s diverse classroom even more important.  The concept of Universal Design—the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized...

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UNBF faculty of business administration announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


One hundred and fifty-four students in the faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2013-14.The dean of business administration, Devishas Mitra, 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 2013-14...

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UNBF faculty of kinesiology announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


One hundred and thirty-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 2013-14.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 2013-14 academic year, over 500...

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UNB s Saint John College and Atlantica Centre for Energy host workshops on natural gas

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB’s Saint John College and the Atlantica Centre for Energy are teaming up to offer a public workshop on natural gas—the issues, the challenges and the opportunities in New Brunswick.  This is an almost perfect match between the Centre and the college.  Saint John College has been offering the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program for the past two years to great success.  The program allows...

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UNB women s volleyball team the smartest in Canada

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB’s Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team is not just acing it out on the court. They’re winning titles in the classroom, too. This year, they’re the smartest team in Canada. Every single member of the squad received straight A’s in the 2013-14 academic year. Collectively, they had a team GPA of 3.9 out of 4.3. Canadian Interuniversity Sport has a term for this – Academic All-Canadian. It’s...

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week

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Posted: September 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week Thanks to the persistence of University of New Brunswick faculty members, the province, city and university has officially declared September 1-7 Respectful Workplace Week. Many events and various awareness campaigns are underway this week, including a series of public talks at the Fredericton Public Library in Chickadee Hall tomorrow,...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series Coordinator

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Alison Hughes as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series.Alison is a writer, editor and photographer with a passion for all things artistic.  In addition to her studies in art history and theory as part of her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees, Alison has worked as an art gallery manager and as the executive director of a National...

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UNBers inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including four University of New Brunswick alumni: Roxanne Fairweather (ALHM ’12), from Saint John, for her strong contribution to the business landscape in the province, for her work to advance research and innovation, and for her efforts in forging partnerships in the community to offer programs to increase...

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UNB student recognized by the Forest Products Society

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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At the 68th International Convention of the Forest Products Society that was held in Québec this month, Ataollah Haddadi, a UNB Ph.D. student in forestry and environmental management, won the merit-based Forest Products Society’s Student Scholarship. Originally from Iran, Haddadi says he spent most of childhood in the forest and mountains, so he feels at home here in New Brunswick. “My focus is...

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UNB welcomes new students at Commencement ceremony in Fredericton

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Commencement, an inaugural ceremony to welcome new University of New Brunswick students, will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 10:15 a.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This annual ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome new students to the Fredericton campus and celebrate their entry into higher education. Commencement and Encaenia (UNB’s graduation ceremony) are ceremonies...

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