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Ng Pock Too returns to UNB as executive-in-residence

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On August 1, 1990 Dr. Ng Pock Too was named CEO of Sembawang Engineering Group, a large Singapore government-owned offshore engineering company. He remembers that day well: it was the same day that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and seized their oil fields in the Persian Gulf which would disrupt the world supply lines for oil. Dr. Ng had 23 Singapore engineers working on an oil production...

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TD Bank Group s gift of 750 000 to support University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Donation creates Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility and provides support for UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership FREDERICTON, NB - Nov. 26, 2014 – TD Bank Group today announced a pair of gifts to the University of New Brunswick that will benefit research into societal issues and a community education initiative for at-risk children in the Saint John area. TD will provide $500,000 for...

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UNB researchers launch new book Men Who Batter

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre’s acting director, Nancy Nason- Clark and sociology professor, Barbara Fisher-Townsend’s will hold a book launch today at UNB Fredericton for their new book: Men Who Batter.  The launch will be at 3 p.m. at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, 678 Windsor Street. Fredericton police chief, Leanne Fitch, a UNB master of sociology graduate, along with others, will...

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UNB receives 500 000 to drive social entrepreneurship and innovation

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


RECODE grant will support first social entrepreneurship diploma in Atlantic Canada  The Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been awarded $500,000 in matching funding by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as part of its national RECODE initiative. The Pond-Deshpande Centre will use the grant to launch the first social entrepreneurship diploma program in...

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UNB researcher develops new environmental monitoring method

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) received a boost in funding to support its work on the development of a new gene-based environmental monitoring method that is more cost-effective and accurate than other observation techniques. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2013 2014

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


One hundred and eighty-seven students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2013-2014. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the...

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Students compete for business cards from top NB employers

Communications

Posted: November 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Sarah Taaffe and Peter McGaw named “most hirable new grads” The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) at the University of New Brunswick named its most hirable graduates at its Our Top Talent (OTT) competition in Fredericton last week. Now in its third year, the competition gives top graduating students the opportunity to pitch themselves to New Brunswick-based employers in exchange for business...

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UNB hosts financial literacy consultation session

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick is hosting a consultation session with several Canadian student leaders on strengthening financial literacy for young Canadians and adults.  Taking place Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre, this final phase of the consultations focuses on children, youth and adults, to gain insight on how they could benefit from strengthening their...

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Watch the 2014 Eaton Lecture Online

Communications

Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB’s 2014 Eaton Lecture is now available online.  Entitled "Canada’s Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don't Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?," the lecture was delivered by Jack L. Granatstein on Nov. 14 in Toronto. Dr. Granatstein is one of Canada’s foremost historians and a distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University. Presented by the Gregg Centre for the...

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UNB researcher presents new theory on time and the universe

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


A University of New Brunswick researcher has proposed a new theory on the direction of time as scientists move to try to answer such riddles as why do we remember yesterday but not tomorrow? Theoretical physicist Tim Koslowski and colleagues in Ontario and the U.K. are catching a lot of attention for their theory, one that challenges our fundamental understanding of the universe. In a paper...

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UNB s Beaverbrook Scholars meet in Fredericton

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Current and past Beaverbrook Scholars gathered for their annual dinner last week at UNB’s Lady Beaverbrook residence in Fredericton. Since 1920, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been awarded at the University of New Brunswick, a program initiated by Lord Beaverbrook to help shape future leaders. The Beaverbrook Scholars are a strong network of academics whose leadership and scholastic...

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Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey will read from his latest novel, Sweetland on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Michael Crummey grew up in mining towns in Newfoundland and Labrador and studied English at Memorial University in St. John’s. He taught English in China and worked at the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Guatemala. His three...

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UNB students awarded permanent residence through Start-up Visa Program

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Posted: November 13, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the founders of Ara Labs Security Solutions are the latest successful applicants for permanent residence through the Start-up Visa Program. Supported by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Ehsan Mokhtari and Hadi Shiravi Khozani’s start-up company has developed a platform for the real-time monitoring...

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Flemers Gift of 125 000 to UNB Establishes Awareness Tours to Holland

Communications

Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, myUNB, In the Media


Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society to administer programs starting in 2015 Canadian teachers, education professionals and education students will have a professional development opportunity to gain understanding of Canada’s role during the Second World War, thanks to a generous donation of $125,000 from Dr. Lucinda Flemer, C.M. (D.Litt.’99) and John Flemer to UNB’s Gregg Centre for Study...

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Host of CBC Radio s Spark to Discuss how Technology is Shaping our Lives

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Are you thriving in the digital age? Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and the author of The Virtual Self, will pose that question as the latest speaker in University of New Brunswick’s Andrew’s Initiative Series on Re-imagining the Internet. Ms. Young will present her talk, entitled “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom,” on Thursday, November 20...

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Called to Arms New Brunswickers and The First Canadian Overseas Contingent - The Great War Centenary Lecture Series

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting Called to Arms: New Brunswickers and the First Canadian Overseas Contingent the Great War Centenary lecture series.  The lecture will be held at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Saint John beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2014. The Great War Centenary Lecture series feature public lectures about new...

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Research Team and Unbound Medicine Team Give Away iPad Mini

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


A multi-site Canadian nursing research team based at the University of New Brunswick, Cape Breton University, and British Columbia Institute of Technology is investigating the use of several of Unbound Medicine’s information software programs known as Nursing Central™ and uCentral™.   These downloadable mobile apps provide access to several quick reference resources.   The purpose of this...

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UNB welcomes leading expert in accessible learning

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Posted: November 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Sam Johnston, Harvard graduate and expert in cognition and instruction, is coming to the University of New Brunswick as a keynote presenter for the Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching: Reality or Utopia? symposium. Hosted by UNB Fredericton’s Accessible Learning Committee in partnership with GNB and other New Brunswick post-secondary institutions, the symposium is for any and all...

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UNB team wins SHAD s 2014 Entrepreneurial Challenge

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Posted: November 6, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


A group of high school students who attended the SHAD leadership camp at the University of New Brunswick this summer was one of two teams who tied to win the national SHAD Cup in this year’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, announced recently in Waterloo, ON. Teams were challenged with the theme of ‘Living large with a small footprint’, testing students’ ability to apply scientific principles in...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2013-14

Communications

Posted: November 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


One hundred and fifty-four students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2013-14. The dean of arts,  George MacLean, 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, 985 students were enrolled...

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The Jarislowsky Foundation provides 1 5 million to University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will provide leading research in the health care and public policy sectors, thanks to generous support from The Jarislowsky Foundation. During a reception Monday at the University Club in Montreal, UNB celebrated a $1 million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation that established The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Also during...

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UNB s resident media artist presents Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Henry Adam Svec, UNB’s 2014-15 media artist-in-residence, will give his inaugural performance on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada explores the possibility that Svec has built a digital machine capable of sorting through the entire body of Canadian folk music and generating new, authentic compositions from the...

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UNB Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 4 in Toronto

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting the 2014 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 4, in Toronto.  The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum's Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Canada's Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don’t Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?, the lecture will be given by Dr. Jack L. Granatstein, distinguished...

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