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Varsity Reds spread holiday cheer

Communications

Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The time leading up to Christmas is a busy one for most university students. But each year the UNB Varsity Reds women's basketball team makes sure to set aside some time to give back to the community that gives them so much all year long. This year, the V-Reds once again adopted a family through a local program run by the Salvation Army. It's something that's become a team tradition. "I've been...

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New Brunswick Children s Foundation provides gift for University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison research

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Posted: December 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


$750,000 donation to assist in development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation has invested $750,000 to assist researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and Mount Allison University in Sackville in developing a virtual health centre to provide more convenient and integrated care for children with complex health issues. The...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

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Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The...

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Computer science student wins 2 000 to develop business idea

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

Category: UNB Homepage, Events, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB’s newly formed Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) Centre announced Catlin O'Donnell, software engineering freshman, as the winner of its first-ever student pitch competition.  O’Donnell received $2,000 in cash to develop his business idea with the help of business advisors and potential investors.  He also received free entry into the Startup Weekend Fredericton taking place in...

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Dizhi Zhou named UNB s highest-ranking student for 2014

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Posted: December 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Recent UNB computer science graduate, Dizhi Zhou, has been named this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal at UNB. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is a prestigious award presented to the highest-ranking student at UNB. The gold medal is reserved for demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in May 2014....

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UNB Fredericton faculty of nursing announces dean s list for 2013-14

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, myUNB


One hundred and seventy-one 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 2013-14. The dean of nursing, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, 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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The late Per Paasche recognized for biomedical healthcare contributions

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

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


This fall the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) honoured the late UNB biomedical engineering researcher, Per Paasche, with its highest award. The Hans Burgers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering was accepted by Paasche’s wife, Nancy at the 2014 CHES National Conference in Saint John, N.B. One of Canada’s biomedical healthcare greats, Paasche was recognized...

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UNB law student and music instructor Phil Dwyer invested into Order of Canada

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

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


Phil Dwyer, who’s pursuing a law degree at the University of New Brunswick, was among the 42 recipients of the Order of Canada honored at the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 21. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the ceremony. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the...

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UNB holds information session on ROI certification program

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Given the financial constraints on many Canadian organizations today, more CEOs are asking to see a return on their investments and currently more than 5,000 organizations in Canada have implemented formal ROI methodology. The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story...

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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UNB creative writing grad named Giller Prize finalist

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

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Frances Itani’s book Tell has earned her a spot on this year’s Giller Prize finalist list.  Itani (MA ‘80) has seen remarkable success since her time as a student at the University of New Brunswick. A Member of the Order of Canada, her first novel, Deafening, received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC...

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National Bank supports innovation and entrepreneurialism with 100 000 donation to UNB

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

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


National Bank is partnering with the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick to support programming for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through a generous donation of $100,000, National Bank is providing funds for the Technology Innovation Funding Program and the Student Ambassador Program at the Pond–Deshpande Centre (PDC). “National Bank has a long tradition of...

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Former International Criminal Court VP coming to UNB

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Posted: October 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law invites you to the 36th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by the Honourable Judge Akua Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court. This year’s lecture is entitled "Justice in a Conflicted World: Reflections from Judge Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court" and will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary...

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A family of UNB Saint John alumni

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

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Family ties As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary and 32nd fall convocation, the Doucet family feels honoured to be part of an incredible history and community in Saint John. From the classroom to the soccer field, the Doucets have left their mark on campus and are proud to call themselves a family of UNB Saint John alumni. Paving the way to success Ernie Doucet (MEd ’94) and his...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris...

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees one professor emeritus and two Allan P Stuart Teaching Awards

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

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On top of celebrating the success of its graduates, UNB will honour outstanding professors, business leaders and alumni at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Fredericton will celebrate the 60th Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 and Saint John’s 32nd Fall Convocation will be the following day, Friday, Oct. 24.  Honorary Degree Recipients UNB will grant honorary degrees to renowned couple,...

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Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud speaks at Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Oct 21

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Posted: October 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Kandahar’s Other Losses: Canadian Army Equipment During and After the War in Afghanistan by Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud, MSC, CD Commander, 5th Canadian Division Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. Beaverbrook Art Gallery  Canada’s fleet of armoured combat and transport vehicles saved hundreds of lives during the toughest years in Kandahar. Keeping them rolling and all their systems...

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World-leading experts in domestic violence convene at UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It’s taking place today through Wednesday at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Keynote speakers include: Margaret Norrie McCain Margaret Norrie McCain has long been concerned about family violence. In New Brunswick, she was a...

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Generous donation provides support for Aboriginal students and programs at UNB

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

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Drs. John and Judy Bragg make lasting contribution of $500,000 FREDERICTON, N.B., October, 15, 2014 – An investment in UNB’s faculty of education will establish scholarships, bursaries and a summer camp for Aboriginal students as well as salute the contributions of former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.  Through a generous gift of $500,000 from Drs. John and Judy Bragg, scholarships and...

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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

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

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On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. “Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education” Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario...

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Latest study finds estrogen has detrimental and surprising effects on freshwater wildlife

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) and the University of New Brunswick today release the findings of a study that show that the birth control pill has unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems. The study found that introducing synthetic estrogen, found in the birth control pill, into a lake negatively affected the reproductive cycles of...

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Time capsule discovered in Canada s oldest university building

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Craig Hickey has seen many things underground when excavating construction sites, but nothing like what was discovered recently under a set of steps at the University of New Brunswick’s Sir Howard Douglas Hall.  Almost 20 years ago, Eric Garland, then associate vice-president (administration) at UNB, decided to preserve a piece of history by placing a time capsule inside the concrete steps of...

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UNB grants honorary degrees to renowned couple Beth and Peter Powning at its ceremony in Saint John

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


UNB will grant honorary doctor of letters degrees to Beth and Peter Powning at its 32nd Fall Convocation Ceremony on October 24, 2014. Beth Davis Powning Born in Putnam, Connecticut, Beth Powning received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1972. She majored in creative writing, and is a well-known author to New Brunswick, Canadian and international readers.  Some of...

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Enterprise UNB Building 1 will remain closed for the rest of the day

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that UNB Fredericton’s Enterprise UNB Building #1 will remain closed for the rest of the day. Shortly after 9:30 this morning a small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre on the second floor of the Enterprise UNB Building #1. Two research centre staff members were taken to hospital with minor injuries.  The...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us...

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Lorenzo Society Reading with Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Poets Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser will read from, Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar and Shiftless, respectively on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Brian Bartlett Distinguished Canadian poet Brian Bartlett has written his first book of prose. An author, editor and professor of creative writing and literature, he has published seven full-length poetry...

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UNB award honours Clifford G Warner

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Jacob McLean of Waterville, NB receives inaugural scholarship for business students Throughout his life, the late Clifford Warner embraced the Greater Saint John community, making involvement in charitable endeavours a priority that complemented his successful business career. To pay tribute to that commitment, Warner’s family and friends have established the Clifford G. Warner Scholarship at...

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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.      EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, October 6 Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1 p.m. | Student Union Building...

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The Ex-Factor UNB PhD student looks at post-breakup contact and tracking

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

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


Brenda Lee’s newly published study in tracking the contact between couples who break up is among the first of its kind—even though breaking up is the strongest predictor of first onset of Major Depressive Disorder, and a leading cause of suicide among young adults. “The Ex-Factor: the characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults” by...

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Comedian focuses on the lighter side of Asperger s Syndrome

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

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In recognition of Autism Awareness month, the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning is pleased to host comic, Michael McCreary, for his only New Brunswick appearance of his family-friendly comedy act “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?” McCreary may only be eighteen years old, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a stand-up...

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UNB celebrates Poetry Weekend in the poetry capital of Canada

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

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Poets and literary enthusiasts from across Canada will converge at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this weekend for the annual Poetry Weekend. “Poetry Weekend is the most beloved poetry festival in Canada,” says UNB English Professor Ross Leckie.  “It is the only festival that has nationally renowned poets coming from Montreal and Toronto without pay just to be a part of...

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UNB s Gregg Centre hosts workshop on domestic security and disaster response

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

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society (Gregg Centre) at the University of New Brunswick is hosting Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic for a workshop on domestic operations, disaster response and the eastern Arctic.   Date: Thursday, Oct. 2Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.Location: Tilley Hall | Room 102 | UNB Fredericton Members of Fredericton-Oromocto area Canadian...

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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

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


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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Calling all artists at UNB Saint John

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Art Series is looking for artists for the 2014-2015 line up. The Lorenzo Society Art Series showcases both established and emerging local artists with an exhibition of their work at UNB Saint John. With approximately four exhibitions per year it is a great opportunity for the talents of our local artists to be highlighted for the entire community to appreciate. If you, or...

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UNB students awarded largest-ever Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and math

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Sonja Power and Shuaijin (Jenny) Wang have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich three years ago, the annual awards program encourages high school graduates to embrace...

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UNB nursing study to determine health effects of violence among men

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Posted: August 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Violence is a major public health problem. There is a lot of research that shows the harmful health effects of violence against women; however, there is very little known about how it affects men. A University of New Brunswick research team will receive $383,676 over the next five years by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to examine 600 English-speaking New Brunswick men between...

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Engineering student first-ever UNBer selected as DAAD Young Ambassador

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Posted: August 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB


On the heels of the 10th anniversary celebrations to mark a successful partnership between the University of New Brunswick and Furtwangen University (HFU) in Germany, UNB chemical engineering student Kirsten Melnyk was named UNB’s first-ever German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) young ambassador for 2014-15. [caption id="attachment_4029" align="alignright" width="203"] Kirsten Melnyk...

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

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

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


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 was announced on July 29 and will be held at UNB Saint John by two-time alumna and assistant professor of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering, Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10). UNB Saint John receives $1...

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

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Posted: August 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Seventy-eight students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14.The dean of education, Ann Sherman, 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, 139 students were enrolled in the...

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UNBF faculty of computer science announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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

Category: In the Media


Ninety-one students in the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14. The dean of computer science, Ali Ghorbani, 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, 424 students were...

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Community celebrates supports UNB s newest entrepreneurs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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David Perley named new director of UNB s Mi kmaq-Maliseet Institute

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

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


Maliseet educator, researcher and leader, David Perley, has recently been selected as the new director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). Perley, who specializes in Aboriginal education, Aboriginal studies, race relations and analysis of social problems, holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University, a M.A. from UNB, and is currently a PhD student in education at...

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President Emeritus John McLaughlin assumes a new role at UNB

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

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


Dr. John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick (UNB) president from 2002-2009, has taken on a new role at UNB as Scholar in Residence at the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME). Dr. McLaughlin’s diverse experience in academia, administration and business will serve to enrich the TME program’s impact. His role as Scholar in Residence will be...

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UNB congratulates and bids farewell to one of its champions

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

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


After advancing the University of New Brunswick to be at the forefront of Canadian academic libraries, John Teskey accepts his final award as director of libraries before leaving UNB as he heads into retirement. Recently, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) honoured Teskey with its Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship in recognition of his numerous achievements and...

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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

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Posted: June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014...

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UNB computer science granted over 4 million in funding

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer science successfully secured over $4 million in funding for research and development projects this month. Earlier in June, Dr. Natalia Stakhanova received the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, valued at $1.175 million. The same week, the faculty of computer science’s Information Security Centre of Excellence and IBM...

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UNB Saint John s Primrose Scholarship awarded to four high school students

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

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


For the first time, the UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship will be awarded to four, equally-deserving individuals: Taylor Doucette, Kersti Lee, AnDrew Robart, and Joshua Shanks. The $5,000 scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual. Taylor Doucette’s athletic involvement in softball, volleyball, hockey and football is as impressive as her academic standing. The Harbour View High...

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UNB Business Professor Norm Betts appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

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Posted: June 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointments of Norman Betts and Alan Borger to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada on June 18 in Ottawa. Dr. Betts is an associate professor in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of business administration and is the former Minister of Finance for New Brunswick. Mr. Borger is president and chairman of the Board of Ladco Company...

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Mobile health research and innovation to help New Brunswick smokers and heart health

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

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


Saint John, New Brunswick – June 16, 2014 – A new $225,000 investment in health research in New Brunswick will examine the use of mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.  Dr. Shelley Doucet, assistant professor in nursing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is one of the lead researchers. Connected Voices, is an Investigator-Initiated Research...

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UNB scientist finds increased levels of mercury in food webs

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

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


Rising mercury levels Each year, human activities release increasing amounts of mercury into the environment. Based on Karen Kidd’s research of Nova Scotia lakes, rising mercury levels are a threat to Canada’s waters and wildlife. Research at Kejimkujik National Park Karen Kidd, biology professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John, studies mercury levels in lakes at...

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UNB named most entrepreneurial university in Canada

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was named Post-Secondary Institution of the Year at the 2014 Startup Canada Awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony and reception atop the CN Tower. Watch the award video In the last 25 years, UNB has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada by combining experiential education with opportunities for mentorship, skill-development,...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

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

Category: In the Media


Four political science students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they are well on their way. Laura Fitzpatrick, Michael Gooding, Ryan O’Connor and Mark Smith have each been awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship to help them achieve their...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program graduation

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

Category: In the Media


UNB Saint John’s College will celebrate the 2014 graduating class of the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program on Thursday, June 5. The 14 graduates are the second class since the program started last April. In partnership with industry and the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of...

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Talent runs in the family

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


New Brunswick K-12 students showcased their creativity during computer programming competitions held at UNB Saint John. It was an exciting day for the talented Marica brothers as they were both awarded first place in their divisions. UNB Saint John hosts programming competitions On May 10, UNB Saint John’s department of computer science and applied statistics hosted two competitions that test...

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UNB achieves balanced budget for 2014-2015

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


As a result of careful planning and much effort, we are pleased to report that the proposed 2014-15 University of New Brunswick (UNB) operating budget is balanced.  We have achieved this primarily as a result of a 2% increase in the provincial operating grant, as well as funding now added to the ongoing funding base, increasing tuition fees by the provincial parameter of 3%, generating new...

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UNB Saint John s Evidence Synthesis Group receives approval from the Joanna Briggs Institute

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John's Evidence Synthesis Group recently became a member of the esteemed Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. "I am delighted with becoming an officially recognized group with the JBI in Adelaide, Australia," says Lisa Keeping-Burke group convenor and assistant nursing professor at UNB Saint John. "This accomplishment acknowledges our...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie...

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Lisa Armstrong to address class of 2014 in Saint John

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

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


Lisa Armstrong will address the Class of 2014 as Valedictorian at UNB Saint John’s 40th spring convocation ceremony. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Information and Communications Studies and a minor in Linguistics and Philosophy.A mature student and a lifelong Saint Johner, Lisa is the embodiment of the truly transformational opportunities our university...

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Graduation A family affair

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Karen Furlong will be seated proudly alongside her son Colin as they both await their turn to cross the stage at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John’s Spring Convocation. Education runs in the family Karen, senior teaching associate for UNB Saint John’s department of nursing and health sciences, recently completed her PhD in Education Studies. Colin has completed UNB Saint John’s...

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UNB announces valedictorians for 185th Encaenia

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick’s 185th Encaenia at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton on May 28-29, 2014. UNB’s valedictorians were nominated by their peers, judged by panelists and finally elected by members of their graduating class. To arrange a media interview or obtain a copy of the valedictory...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded at the University of New Brunswick

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

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


Four Maritime high school students who display outstanding leadership skills inside and outside the classroom are the 2014-15 recipients of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.   Jack Campbell of Saint John, New Brunswick,...

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UNB prepares for spring 2014 graduation ceremonies

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will award degrees to over 1780 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 in Fredericton and Friday, May 30 in Saint John. Fredericton The 185th Encaenia will be held on May 28 and 29 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint...

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UNB announces new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data

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

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


Dr. Monica Wachowicz, the new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is developing breakthrough algorithms and services for analyzing information to assist New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation, and municipal planning sectors to extract value from Big Data. Big Data analytics helps organizations make informed decisions by enabling data scientists to...

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UNB and NB Power partner on wind energy initiative

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Posted: May 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Innovative technology developed by University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers is helping NB Power create green energy solutions for the province. Industry-leading wind forecasting research The partnership between NB Power and UNB is pioneering industry-leading wind forecasting research created by UNB Professor Dr. Liuchen Chang. This forecasting will identify the best opportunities to use...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions

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

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


This spring the department of computer science and applied statistics at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is hosting two computer-programming competitions for middle school and high school students. On Saturday, May 10 both the 8th annual New Brunswick High School Programming competition and first annual Scratch Programming competition will be held on the UNB Saint John...

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UNB hosts 32nd Annual NB Math Competition

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

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


The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades seven, eight and nine will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 on campuses across the province. About 1200 students from across the province will travel to both the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of the Universite de Moncton to write a...

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UNB student represents Canada at G20 Youth Summit

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student is in Germany this week to discuss global economics and social problems. Ryan McKay, a bachelor of business administration (BBA) student majoring in economics with a finance concentration, is representing UNB at the Conference of the G20 Youth Forum and Summit in Garmisch – Partenkirchen, Germany from May 7 – 10. The G20 Youth Summit is an...

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SWAAC conference happening today

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

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


The 2014 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference, hosted by UNB Saint John, kicks off today at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. “Navigating Sea Change” will provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative roles at various Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.  Playing on our location on the Bay of Fundy the theme...

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UNB wins Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

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

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


UNB has won a 2014 Startup Canada Award for Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year in Atlantic Canada. Congratulations to the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), Pond Deshpande Centre (PDC), Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), and all of the faculty, staff and students on...

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Social Enterprise Development Dialogue attracts talent from Toronto to Boston

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

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


The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Saint John Community Loan Fund are proud to present ecosystem2enterprise: ideas for a new economy, the 2nd Annual Social Enterprise Development Dialogue, April 24 and 25, 2014, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The dialogue is for community-minded citizens from all sectors, the general public, business, technology, science,...

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Faculty and staff honoured at 2014 University Awards ceremony

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Posted: April 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Now in its 14th year, the University Awards ceremony will see several faculty and staff members honoured for their contributions to the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The recipient of the 2014 President's Medal is Maureen Sparks of the faculty of kinesiology.  Open to both faculty and staff, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, or service over the span of a...

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President Campbell sends condolences to University of Calgary community

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

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


We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus. As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities...

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Engineering students showcase design work

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

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


FREDERICTON--The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of engineering will showcase the capstone design projects of its final-year civil engineering students on Tuesday, April 15. The symposium is part of a two-week spotlight on engineering design projects from students in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and software engineering.   On Wednesday, April 9 teams from the new J....

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute presents Two-Eyed Seeing

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

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


FREDERICTON– On Wednesday April 16, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will hold its final event of the 2013-14 “Welcome to Our Talking Circle” speaker series. To close the series for the year, MMI is honored to host Dr. Cheryl Bartlett along with distinguished Mi’kmaw Elders Albert and Murdena Marshall from the Institute for Integrative Science and Health...

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Transatlantic graduate program wins innovation award

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Posted: April 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s TRANSatlantic FORestry Masters (TRANSFOR-M) program, a two-year master’s program leading to dual degrees in forestry and environmental management, recently won an Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The TRANSFOR-M program is the first...

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Pioneering biomedical-imaging research gets nod

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

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


In the digital world we rely on machines to get any information we need. Images, however, are opaque to machines so finding the right image can be very slow. Tagging images to make them machine readable and reusable for researchers, or clinicians, is the focus of pioneering work conducted by Ahmad C. Bukhari, PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John (UNBSJ).  Why is this...

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UNB Summer Institute seeks artistic entrepreneurs

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

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


Entrepreneurship is thriving at the University of New Brunswick (UNB)—and not just in its faculties of business. The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship on the Fredericton campus has launched an innovative and intensive summer program for entrepreneurs with background ranging from arts to engineering. Dhirendra Shukla, chairman of UNB’s Dr. J. Herbert...

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UNB celebrates alumni at Proudly UNB Awards

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

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


The University of New Brunswick will recognize some of its most celebrated alumni at the 2014 Proudly UNB Awards dinner in Fredericton on Thursday, April 3. Marc Bedard (BBA’74), president of the UNB Associated Alumni, will recognize ten UNB alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, country and beyond.  Read the 2014...

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UNB holds open house on revised boundaries of Creighton Conservation Forest

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is inviting the public to attend open house events on April 9 & 10, 2014 to learn more about proposed revisions to the boundaries of the Creighton Conservation Forest in the UNB woodlot. The University of New Brunswick and the Creighton Conservation Forest Advisory Committee are preparing to submit a Municipal Plan Amendment application to have the new...

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Faculty of nursing s Advanced Standing Program stream relocated to Moncton campus

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

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing will be relocating its Advanced Standing Program (ASP) to the Moncton campus in the fall of 2015. “This decision was made late last year and is the Faculty’s response to reviews by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) and accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN),” explains Gail Storr, dean of the...

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Writer Rawi Hage to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Rawi Hage will read from Carnival on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Rawi Hage is a writer, a visual artist and curator. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was translated into several languages. Cockroach, his second novel, was a finalist for many prestigious awards, including the Scotiabank...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart leads the world in prosthetic research

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Posted: March 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Kevin Englehart, director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three New Brunswick researchers to be honoured at this week’s New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Gala. Dr. Englehart’s work has led to the development of hardware and software that allows people with artificial limbs to operate them with advanced utility and dexterity. Englehart...

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UNB honours top students

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

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


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “Our students are the future and I am very proud of what they...

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Author and UNB s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


UNB’s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover will read from Savage Love on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Douglas Glover worked in the newsrooms of daily papers in Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec, before publishing Precious in 1984. His byline later appeared in the book pages of The New York Times, The Globe and Mail,...

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Internationally renowned expert to discuss myth and memory of the Titanic

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

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


Dr. Leon Litvack, professor of Victorian studies at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will deliver the 2014 W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 18 in Saint John and Wednesday, March 19 in Fredericton.  He will present “Titanic, Myth, and Memory” on both University of New Brunswick campuses at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Saint John: Tuesday,...

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Proliferation of rock snot algae may be linked to climate change

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

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


An algal species commonly known as didymo or “rock snot” has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate student Michelle Lavery and researchers from Queen’s University, l’Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), and Brock University found remains in lake sediments dating back to 1970. The discovery debunks the commonly...

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Breakfast panel discussion to tackle economic growth

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Posted: February 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Join EY for breakfast and a panel discussion to learn more about “the power of three”. See how together, governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can spur economic growth in Canada. Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: 40 Charlotte Street, UNB Grand Hall, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB The breakfast and panel discussion will focus on how the...

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Hans W Klohn Commons receives LEED gold certification

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

Category: UNB, UNB Saint John


The Hans W. Klohn Commons building on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus has achieved LEED gold certification.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an industry building rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green buildings in over 132 countries.  "We are striving to design and operate our buildings in an efficient way,"...

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Rainbow flag flies on UNB campuses

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Posted: February 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


All four universities in New Brunswick will be flying the iconic rainbow flag this month, in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The flag will fly on all campuses for the duration of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 7 through Feb. 23. Please direct media inquiries to Heather Campbell. 

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Thom Workman delivers prestigious Woodrow Lloyd Lecture

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Posted: February 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, UNB


Dr. Thom Workman, professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the 2014 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture at the University of Regina this week. In “The Hedgehog, the Fox and Canadian Austerity,” Dr. Workman will discuss how issues as seemingly diverse as rising family indebtedness, falling rates of unionization or the gutting of the unemployment insurance regime can be...

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Non-fiction writer Don Gayton to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Popular non-fiction writer Don Gayton will read from Man Facing West and Okanagan Odyssey on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Don Gayton’s books include Interwoven Wild, Kokanee, Landscapes of the Interior and The Wheatgrass Mechanism. He writes for Canadian Geographic as well as writing technical articles on grasslands, climate change...

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UNB spinoff Green Imaging Technologies declares dividends

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) spinoff company that provides nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solutions for the oil and gas sector has celebrated nearly a decade of growth by declaring dividends for the first time. Green Imaging Technologies' (GIT) CEO Jill Green and President and Chief Technology Officer Derrick Green presented the University of New Brunswick with a cheque for $14,000 on...

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Will C van den Hoonaard featured in National Geographic

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Will C. van den Hoonaard's newest book, Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography (Wilfred Laurier University Press) was recently the subject for an interview by the National Geographic.   Dr. van den Hoonaard's other research interests include research ethics, for which he was presented with an Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Health Improvement Institute’s Awards for Excellence...

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Statement from the President

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Posted: January 31, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


We are all delighted that classes will resume at UNB Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 as a result of an agreement yesterday between the university and the AUNBT. We will deploy all of the university’s resources to help everyone with the transition back to classes.  There will be many questions about a variety of subjects, perhaps most about the changes needed in our academic calendar, all of which will be...

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UNB spinoff Smart Skin Technologies goes global

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Posted: January 31, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Fredericton-based start-up Smart Skin Technologies has raised another $3.9 million in venture capital funding after the release of their innovative Quantifeel DRONE technology. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) spinoff company made waves in the start-up world last year after it introduced its Quantifeel technology to golfers as a technology that tests the pressure points on a golfer’s...

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Tentative agreement reached on key issues related to wages

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Posted: January 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The AUNBT and UNB are pleased to announce an agreement to recommend suspension of the strike/lockout.  This comes as a result of reaching a tentative agreement on the key issues related to wages. The parties agree to jointly announce further details within the next 24 hours.

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Michael Christie and Bill Gaston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Michael Christie will read from The Beggar’s Garden and Bill Gaston will read from The World on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Michael Christie has been a sponsored skateboarder, a homeless shelter worker, an advocate and outreach provider for the mentally ill, a magazine editor and a creative writing teacher. He holds an MFA in...

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Don Gillmor to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series-SJ

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Don Gillmor will read from Mount Pleasant on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Don Gillmor is the author of the bestselling, award-winning two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, and two other books of non-fiction, The Desire of Every Living Thing, a Globe and Mail Best Book, and I Swear by Apollo. His debut...

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Message from President Eddy Campbell Regarding Incident at Eastern College

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


On behalf of the entire university community, I am writing to express our shock and sadness over the events at Eastern College in Fredericton on Monday. The safety of every individual is paramount in a learning community.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to all of the teachers, staff and students - especially the victims and indeed heroes - at Eastern College.   Counselling services are...

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UNB labour update what the latest financial offer means

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has posted the latest financial offer to the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers as part of its negotiations towards a new collective agreement: Maintaining competitive salaries: New financial offer and what it means.  The offer was presented just before Christmas. Please continue to visit unb.ca/labour for information and updates. All...

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Advocate against family violence inducted into Order of Canada

Communications

Posted: January 2, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, In the Media


Rina Arseneault, associate director at the University of New Brunswick’s Murial McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) has been named to the Order of Canada. Ms. Arseneault has dedicated her career towards ending violence against women and family violence.  She joined the MMFC in November 1993. Read Shawn Berry's interview with Ms. Arseneault in the January 1 edition of...

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