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Award-winning novelist Beth Powning to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Award-winning novelist Beth Powning will read from her latest book, A Measure of Light on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Beth Powning is known for her lyrical, powerful writing and the profound emotional honesty of her work. In 2010, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for English Language Literary Arts. Her novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife, was...

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How ABA applied behaviour analysis Therapy changed Our Lives A Parent s Story

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


As a part of the University of New Brunswick’s strategic mission, the University, through its College of Extended Learning, recently began offering families access to some excellent foundational ABA knowledge that forms a basis for the myriad of ABA credit and professional programs that they offer to students. Barbara Cabrera started to get concerned about her son, LeKai, when at the age of one...

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New UNB course will help benefit youth and families in NB

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Fredericton has added new courses to its psychology program that will provide behavioural intervention training to students. New faculty member, Dr. Holly Seniuk will teach the new courses that will focus on an applied approach to behaviour analysis and expand beyond autism into more generalized training for behavioural intervention. Dr. Seniuk has joined UNB’s department of psychology as...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss the importance of Canada s wilderness

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This year’s W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, James Bernard (J.B.) MacKinnon from Vancouver, has spent years studying the importance of Canada's wilderness and our relationship to it. MacKinnon will present "The Still-Wild Country: Why Canada's Wilderness Matters to the Future of Life on Earth" at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the...

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Renaissance College students share results of social impact projects

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


For the past seven months, final year students from the faculty of leadership studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects.  They will share the results of this work at the inaugural Renaissance College Leadership Program and Community Partners Symposium on March 31. Date: Tuesday, March 31,...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

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Posted: March 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla,...

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UNB to commemorate 70 years since the Dutch Liberation

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Posted: March 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Canadian troops played a pivotal role in liberating the Netherlands 70 years ago and the University of New Brunswick has been chosen by the Embassy of the Netherlands as one of three locations across the country to hold an event to commemorate this important moment. From Memory to Remembrance: 70 Years of Liberation of the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the...

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Three UNB Saint John athletes named CCAA Academic All- Canadians

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Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer)  and Katherine Houser (volleyball). The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour,...

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Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick sign partnership agreement

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Posted: March 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Horizon Health Network (Horizon) and the University of New Brunswick signed a partnership agreement today marking the official opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).  The two organizations have formed a unique partnership to create the CHC, a leading practice model integrating health service delivery, education and research in a primary health care setting. With...

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UNB PhD student wins International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

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Posted: March 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


David Themens, a PhD physics student at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. Themens, originally from Charlo, N.B., received a bachelor of science with honours in physics and a minor in mathematics from UNB Fredericton in 2011. In 2013, Themens returned to UNB to begin a PhD and has been awarded many...

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UNB honours top students

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Posted: March 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, and high academic standing 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. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of...

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World Water Day recognized through Heavy Metal exhibit

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Posted: March 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Heavy Metal exhibit, currently on display at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre and featuring UNB’s ArtZone, is part of an environmental awareness project in support of World Water Day, which is being recognized this Sunday, Mar. 22. The exhibit was created to help bring awareness to the issue of e-waste in our landfills, which is having a growing negative impact on the...

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Renowned botanist Dr Diana Beresford-Kroeger to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Diana Beresford-Kroeger will read from The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a renowned botanist and medical biochemist that is passionate about protecting and growing trees. Her research draws on ethnobotany,...

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Commitment to UNB Law

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Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is committed to ensuring a strong future for its law school, a vice-president at the university said today. In January, the university engaged Neil Gold, a professor emeritus in law and former dean of law at the University of Windsor, to investigate and report confidentially on relations between the Dean and certain faculty members within UNB's law school. "I...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but...

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TME program gets funding for tech commercialization program

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has launched an exciting new initiative thanks to an investment of $385,800 by the ACOA Business Development Program.  The funding will help the J. Herbert Smith Centre establish a technology commercialization program (TCP). This initiative will provide TME students, trained with product...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of...

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Update on UNB Law

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to...

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Update on UNB law school

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to...

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East Coast Startup Week brings entrepreneurs mentors and investors to Fredericton

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Posted: March 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The blossoming East Coast start-up scene will get a major boost with the second iteration of East Coast Startup Week, a series of events being held from March 16 to 22 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brought to you by organizing partners Planet Hatch, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Pond-Deshpande Centre, East Coast Startup Week is a series of events bringing entrepreneurs and...

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New scholarship program provides international experiential learning opportunities for UNB students

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Of the 1,900 scholarships recently offered to universities across Canada through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, the University of New Brunswick was awarded 67 scholarships, which will provide its students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of expertise, while earning academic credit. UNB received close to $500,000 over the...

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UNB s Pond-Deshpande Centre welcomes Dan Pallotta as part of East Coast Start-Up Week

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present, the third Annual Social Impact Dialogue on Monday, Mar. 16 from 8:45 a.m.- 6 p.m; and Tuesday, Mar. 17, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Dialogue is for change agents and thought leaders from all sectors, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops,...

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Impact of Giving

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Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Homepage


From the classroom, to the football field, to the student centre, UNB Saint John student Jordan Tracey excels across campus and is thankful for the undergraduate scholarships that helped make his university career possible. A fifth-year student and soon-to-be graduate from the bachelor of science program, Tracey balances his studies with various extracurricular and volunteer activities on...

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Award-winning poet Jeramy Dodds to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Award-winning poet and UNB Writer-in-Residence Jeramy Dodds will read from, The Poetic Edda on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Jeramy Dodds is an accomplished poet, translator, editor and research archaeologist, with a Masters degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Literature and Anthropology. He won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in...

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UNB hosts annual First Nations research workshop

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Posted: March 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Tuesday, Mar. 17, the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host the second Annual Building Research Capacity with Indigenous Communities Workshop sponsored by The Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) and developed in partnership with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) and UNB’s faculty of education. This years...

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Universities transform our economic future--Eddy Campbell commentary

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Posted: March 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Universities transform our economic future” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Tue Mar 10 2015 Page: A7 Section: Opinion Byline: Eddy CampbellCommentary  Your recent editorial on higher education in the province ("Universities need complete refocus," Feb. 25) perpetuates fundamental misconceptions about the...

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Alzheimer s Society hosts conference for health care professionals caring for patients with dementia

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Posted: March 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Today, 14,000 New Brunswickers have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nationwide, the number is 747,000. This number will nearly double to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, and Loch Lomond Villa, will be hosting a provincial conference designed for health care...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

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Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow...

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UNB Alumnus develops Smart Cane that could speed up post-op recovery

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid such as a cane, a process called Partial Weight Bearing...

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UNB alumnus making medical advancements for pregnant women

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick alumnus Allan Kember is making history in the medical world with his new product that has the potential to reduce the number of low birth-weights and stillbirths in developing countries. Kember has created a device that lessens the amount of time women sleep on their backs during pregnancies. “If indeed back sleep during pregnancy plays a role in increasing the risk...

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UNB researcher working with NASA to improve GPS communications

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals and NASA has teamed up with University of New Brunswick geodesy and geomatics engineering researcher, Richard Langley, to study these irregularities in hopes of diminishing their effects on communications.  When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global...

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