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First Nations youth across the province discover student life at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

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


During the week of August 17, First Nation high school students from across the province came to the University of New Brunswick to get a taste of UNB student life at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s first summer camp: “UDiscover MWC @ UNB”. Students participated in mock classroom experiences in subject areas such as Math, Science, Kinesiology, and Nursing. Students visited the Institute of...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

Communications

Posted: August 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The second annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The day will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until 3 p.m. However, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury...

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Kinesiology duo aims to decrease obesity in NB

Communications

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

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


In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent - higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth moving. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal have recently joined...

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Limbic launches hand-crafted longboard business

Communications

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

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


Two University of New Brunswick engineering students have channelled their passion for longboarding into an award-winning entrepreneurial venture. Alex Matson and Andre Aikens are co-owners of Limbic Boards, and have sold more than 30 handcrafted longboards over the past two years. “We’re really trying to get people outdoors with our longboards and enjoying the trails systems in Fredericton,”...

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UNB nursing professor launches exhibit displaying how cancer affects lives in our community

Communications

Posted: August 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Krista Wilkins from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and Fredericton Region Museum have launched a new exhibit highlighting the effects of cancer. On display at the Fredericton Region Museum, the exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer, features original works from the local community such as essays, poetry and artwork about how cancer has affected...

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G Forbes Elliot Award for educational leadership awarded to Oromocto high school teacher

Communications

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

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


Greg Tucker, currently teaching at Oromocto high school, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G. Forbes Elliot Award for Educational Leadership awarded by UNB.  This annual award, which carries an approximate value of $5,000, was established in 1994 as a bequest of the late Dr. G. Forbes Elliot, a prominent Canadian educator, Saint John resident, and the first vice-president of UNB in...

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UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute to host third symposium in BizEd2025 Initiative

Communications

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

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the third symposium of the Business Education 2025 (BizEd2025) initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John’s Whitebone Lounge. Using an interactive format of keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions, participants will...

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University of New Brunswick appoints Vice-President Administration and Finance

Communications

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

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell is pleased to announce that Karen Cunningham has been appointed Vice-President (Administration and Finance) at the university. Cunningham, an accountant who has served in a number of progressive leadership roles in the public sector, first joined UNB more than three years ago as university comptroller. Last September, she stepped into the...

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UNB alumni inducted into Order of New Brunswick

Communications

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

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


Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including three University of New Brunswick alumni. • Camille Albert (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for his leadership as an entrepreneur, his support of the francophone community in the capital area, and for his dedication to innumerable community organizations. • Carol Loughrey (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for...

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UNB Common Read helps first-year students transition to university

Communications

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

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Thanks to UNB Libraries, first-year students at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) in the faculties of arts, science, nursing and Renaissance College have one more thing in common. This summer, UNB Libraries is providing close to 600 first year students with a gift copy of the award winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The book explores values,...

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Willms inducted as President of the International Academy of Education

Communications

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

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Dr. Douglas Willms, Professor at the University of New Brunswick and Canada’s Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development, was recently inducted as the President of the International Academy of Education in a ceremony that took place in Melbourne, Australia. The seat of the Academy is at the Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts in Brussels, Belgium. During his four-year term as...

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Couple aims to decrease NB obesity rates

Communications

Posted: August 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, who recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology, have a lot to offer New Brunswickers and its health care system. Knowing that exercise is the best medicine available, the kinesiology professors have devoted their careers to decreasing Canadian obesity rates and its complications. Dr. Sénéchal, who studies pediatric obesity...

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