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UNB REMEMBERS Friday November 6 2015

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

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


UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is pleased to announce the third annual UNB Remembers ceremony, to be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Memorial Hall from 12:30 - 1:30pm This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of Charles Lawson (‘03), Royden Morehouse Smith (‘12), and Ernest Moore (’37), to continue the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the...

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UNB s Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 9 in Toronto

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

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


The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB is pleased to announce the 2015 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 9, in Toronto. The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944, the lecture will be given by Terry Copp, professor emeritus in the department of history at Wilfrid Laurier University. One of...

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UNB to host men s hockey national championship in 2017 and 2018

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

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


The University Cup is coming back to Fredericton. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced Friday that the University of New Brunswick has been selected as host of the CIS men’s hockey championship in 2017 and 2018. The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans...

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Silver Wave Film Festival showcases UNB community s talent

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Silver Wave Film Festival announced their 2015 program on Friday, Oct. 23, at an event at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, with many films directed and produced by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the festival, created by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, which celebrates the province’s talent and...

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UNB Fredericton to host reading by award-winning author Joan Clark

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by Joan Clark on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Dugald Blue Auditorium at Marshall D’Avray Hall in Fredericton. Clark’s most recent work is The Birthday Lunch, a novel set in Sussex, New Brunswick. She is also the author of the novels Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, as well as two short story collections...

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2015 W Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, In the Media


Parks Canada archaeologist, Rebecca Dunham, will give the 2015 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on November 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley Hall room 102 on University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus.  Dunham’s lecture, “Words are Wanting to Represent the Severity…” will discuss the unexpected discovery of an eroding 18th-century mass grave at the...

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PEI s Premier MacLauchlan to speak at 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of law invites you to the 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Hon. H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of PEI. This year’s lecture, entitled “Maritime Cooperation: Background and Prospects”, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Before entering provincial politics, Premier...

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The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association Annual Meeting welcomes Dr Andrew Chignell

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Dr. Andrew Chignell (Cornell University) will deliver this year’s Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Keynote Address, entitled “The Relevance of Philosophy: Kant, Practical Arguments and the Ethics of Eating”, on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre.  The ARPA Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 30 to 31 and will be hosted by...

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UNB s annual Hynes Lectures to look at future freshwater ecosystems

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


In a changing climate, rivers and lakes are warming and water flows are more unpredictable. A significant gap in our understanding of climate change is whether, and if so how, freshwater organisms will respond to these changes.  It is unclear whether they will be able to adapt to a changing climate or whether we will witness increasing rates of extinctions. This is the topic of one of this...

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The UNB Art Centre and SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


University of New Brunswick (UNB) Art Centre and the SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment: An Homage to the Family of Man. This exciting exhibition features photographs, from twelve talented photographers, partnered with quotes and inspirational messages recalling the everyday moments that make up our day-to-day lives.  Curator Marie Maltais, director of the UNB Art Centre,...

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The Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosts UNB s first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre is hosting University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, a celebration of the peace and friendship treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes between 1725 and 1799. A symposium entitled, “Towards Reconciliation: Fulfilling the Promise of Peace and Friendship Treaties”, will take place over the course...

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UNB represents a remarkable investment

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

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


By Eddy Campbell The following commentary appeared in the October 24, 2015 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline 'UNB represents significant investment.' Earlier this month, the University of New Brunswick released a detailed assessment of the economic impact it has on this province as it carries through on its critical missions – to advance knowledge, pioneer discovery,...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 22, 2015 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. 22 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 23 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 61st Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Barbara E....

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Award-winning author Joan Clark to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Award-winning author Joan Clark will read from the birthday lunch on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Joan Clark is the author of six adult novels and many short story collections and books for young readers. She has received the Marian Engel Award for her body of work and the Vicky Metcalf Award in recognition of work “inspirational to Canadian youth.” Her novel...

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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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

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UNB is holding the third annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) on our Saint John campus in early November. 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 UNB Saint John. The book selected is George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke, a well-known...

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The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at UNB presents Beginning the Spiritual Journey

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at University of New Brunswick (UNB) is offering a workshop entitled “Beginning the Spiritual Journey”, which will allow participants to engage in conversation on spirituality reflected through artistic and musical expression. A biopic about Dr. Norman Whitney has been produced by Dr. Matthew Rogers and Ross Leadbetter, and will be screened for the first...

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UNB law lecture to address polygamy and women s rights

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


In a much-anticipated 2011 decision (“Polygamy Reference”), the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of polygamy under s. 293 of Canada's Criminal Code. The hearing followed an unsuccessful attempt by the Attorney General of British Columbia to prosecute two men for polygamy from the fundamentalist Mormon community known as "Bountiful", which failed on procedural grounds....

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UNB prof named German Academic Exchange Service Research Ambassador

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

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University of New Brunswick (UNB) computer science professor, Gerhard Dueck, has been selected to serve as a 2015-16 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Ambassador.  Fourteen individuals from around the world, who have conducted a long-term research project in Germany, have been selected as this year’s DAAD Research Ambassadors. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Dueck joined...

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Breakthrough in prosthesis research hinges on human caring

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

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


How much do people care? It’s somewhat of a quirky question, but it’s something Jon Sensinger and his team at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick wanted to answer. The group spent a year and a half studying how much people care when making mistakes and were surprised when they were able to answer the question with a calculated and numerical response:...

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University of New Brunswick appoints retired Court of Appeal Justice Joseph Robertson to law faculty

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

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


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Mr. Justice Joseph (Joe) Robertson, a retired justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, has been appointed Jurist-in-Residence with its law school. Robertson, who also served for a number of years on the Federal Court of Appeal, will serve as a mentor to students and a resource for faculty members. “UNB Law is a great...

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50th annual lumberjack tournament held on UNB campus

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Each year the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Woodsmen Team competes in various inter-collegiate lumberjack tournaments throughout Canada and the Northern United States, including a local tournament hosted at UNB’s Fredericton campus. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this annual competition.  The Woodsmen Team competes in events that reflect traditional forestry practices, such as:...

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UNB has been named one of Canada s top research universities

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

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


Research Infosource Inc. released Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities this week and UNB is one of the top Atlantic Canadian Universities to make the list. UNB was named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada and a large part of that can be attributed to the strength and reach of the research happening here at UNB says David Burns, UNB’s vice-president (research).  “When we...

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Natalia Stakhanova attempts to trace malware back to its source

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

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Dr. Natalia Stakhanova has received a lot of media coverage lately for her research which hopes to unlock the origins of malware and the hackers who write it. Dr. Stakhanova is the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB. Her five-year research project looks for the source of the malware attack, the tools that were used to develop it and whether or not it was...

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UNB to grant two New Brunswickers with its highest honour at this year s fall convocation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two worthy New Brunswickers who have given back to students on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2015. UNB will grant an honorary doctor of letters degrees to Barbara E. MacDonald during its 61st Fredericton Convocation on Oct. 22 and to Suzanne Irving at the Saint John campus’s 33rd Convocation on Oct. 23. An active member of her community and...

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UNB PhD candidate Maryanne Lewell to appear on Canada s Smartest Person

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

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


Maryanne Lewell, UNB PhD candidate in history and a Saint John High School history teacher, will put her knowledge to the test on Canada’s Smartest Person this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Lewell is no stranger to the world of television quiz shows. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in October 2013. It was truly a life-changing appearance for Lewell – that’s where she met the man who...

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UNB alumnus appointed president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

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Posted: October 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Habib Dable, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the U.S.-based division of the global company’s pharmaceutical business. Dable previously held the role of global head of specialty medicine for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, overseeing four therapeutic areas for the company: hematology, oncology, ophthalmology and...

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Citizen jury makes electrical energy recommendations

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


On Sunday, Oct. 3, a group of 12 randomly selected New Brunswickers created a vision for a future electrical energy system for the province. The group was part of the New Brunswick Electrical Energy Futures Jury, and the “jurors” were charged with representing the best interests of all New Brunswickers as they worked by consensus to create an electrical energy scenario for the 2040.  The...

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UNB releases study showing 1 2 billion impact on provincial economy

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the release of "The Economic Value of the University of New Brunswick: Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education," an independent analysis conducted by Economic Modelling Specialists International.  The research and analysis reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.2 billion on the...

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Paul Cook s research on finding new words in New York Times

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Paul Cook’s research was recently mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the New York Times. Dr. Cook, an assistant professor in the faculty of computer science, works in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing – particularly as it applies to lexicography for building better dictionaries. He was featured for his work using computational techniques to find novel...

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Three faculty members receive teaching excellence awards

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Three of our Saint John faculty have received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. Dr. Dale...

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Honouring Our Sisters The Red Shawl Campaign

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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During the month of October, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB will host The Red Shawl Campaign to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada. Campus events begin on Oct. 7 with the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit at UNB's Alumni Memorial Building and end with a public presentation of the REDress Art Instillation by Métis artist Jaime Black on Oct. 26th....

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UNBF faculty of computer science announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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One hundred and seven 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 2014-15.  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 yea During the 2014-15 academic year, 481...

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UNBF faculty of education announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Eighty-one students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. 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 2014-15 academic year, 166 students were enrolled in the...

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UNBF faculty of engineering announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Three hundred and fourteen students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of engineering, Chris Diduch, 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 2014-15 academic year, 1433 students...

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UNBF faculty of kinesiology announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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One hundred and thirty-five students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. 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 2014-15 academic year, 537 were...

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UNBF faculty of nursing announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two hundred and ninety-nine students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst and Humber have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15.  The dean of nursing, 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 2014-15...

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UNB pays tribute to artificial limb pioneer Bob Scott

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


Friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bob Scott, the founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), today at R.N. Scott Hall.   Dr. Scott, a professor emeritus at UNB, died last year at the age of 81.  He was a pioneer in the development of advanced artificial limbs and helped move prosthetic research to where it is today. He was the first to...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents New Directions in Technology

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Andrews Initiative presents “New Directions in Technology”, a dialogue with three researchers from UNB and St. Thomas University (STU). The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Wu Conference Centre at 6 Duffie Dr. The panel discussion is a part of the Andrews Initiative’s 2015 theme “Re-Imagining the Internet”. Speakers include...

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Commentary UNB takes sexual assault seriously

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Posted: October 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


Commentary: UNB takes sexual assault seriously By Dr. Rice FullerSenior Director, Health and WellnessUniversity of New Brunswick, Fredericton It has recently been suggested in the media (both on and off-campus) that UNB is not working hard enough to address the issue of sexual assault on campus because we have not yet produced a finalized, stand-alone sexual assault policy. We take the issue of...

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UNB Faculty of education launches the Year of Creativity with guest speaker Robert Kelly

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Posted: October 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education will present Robert Kelly as part of their Colloquium Series. Dr. Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he is academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. His talk,...

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