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Aboriginal law being discussed at UNB s Ivan C Rand Memorial lecture

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick faculty of law is hosting its 22nd Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Canada’s Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows, in the Mary Louise Lynch Room in UNB Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. Dr. Borrows' lecture title is "A Critique and Application of Rights: The Indian Act and Self-Government.” Dr....

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Faculty of arts welcomes the public for Open Classrooms 2016

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind closed classroom doors in the faculty of arts, now’s your chance to find out. As part of Arts Expo 2016 – Open Classrooms, the faculty of arts at UNB Fredericton is opening close to 30 different classes to the public on March 1 and 2, 2016. UNB has a long informal history of inviting community members into the classroom, but this is the second year...

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UNB s David Lentz recognized for contribution to geoscience profession

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Posted: February 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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David Lentz, earth sciences professor and Economic Geology Chair at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the Loring W. Bailey Award. The L.W. Bailey Award is the most prestigious award a professional geoscientist can receive from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). Presented at APEGNB’s annual general meeting that took place on...

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The future is smaller as far as smart and sustainable goes

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Posted: February 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The German government is investing billions in smart city technologies as a driver of economic growth, including renewable energy and smart mobility, and is reimagining scale while doing so. Water will be treated mainly at building or neighbourhood levels, not municipal. Seamless intermodal connectivity at the local level will be key to sustainable transportation. Energy needs will be met...

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars for 2016-2017. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a four-year (2015-2019) total of...

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URec hosting cyclethon in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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URec at the University of New Brunswick will host the fourth annual cyclethon in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick on Feb. 26, 2016. All are welcome to participate in any of the 13 classes being held throughout the day, no membership required. For the second year in a row, URec is offering cyclists the chance to earn up to 50 per cent off a four-month or one year URec...

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UNB to hold series of creativity and innovation tours of unique spaces on Fredericton campus

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Posted: February 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting a series of creativity and innovation tours on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour destinations include: The UNB Art Centre, The Pond Deshpande Centre, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, UNB Media Lab, The Mi'kmaq- Wolastoqey Centre and more. Each tour will meet at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton...

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Phillip Crymble Gerard Beirne and R W Gray celebrate book launches

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s department of English, The Fiddlehead and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a triple-decker celebration of the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Phillip Crymble's first full-length collection, Not...

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Scholarships for international placements totalling 180 000 awarded at UNB

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to more than $180,000 provided through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, students from the University of New Brunswick will be able to get hands-on experience in their field of study while earning academic credit. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of...

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UNB prof develops novel exercise program for overweight Canadians

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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A University of New Brunswick kinesiology professor is recruiting participants for a study to see if her new exercise program can get people who don’t like exercise to be active. Danielle Bouchard has developed a program called Resistance+ that she’s hoping will help people overcome the barriers that most overweight Canadians cite for not exercising - lack of time and lack of...

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UNB professor to deliver public lecture about Einstein s ripples

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this discovery on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 pm in Room 146 of Bailey...

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Commentary Flag s story should become more widely appreciated

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Flag's story should become more widely appreciated Constantine Passaris Feb. 15, 1965, was a very special day in Canada's history. On that day, Canada adopted a new flag. The red maple leaf that today flies on the rooftops and is unfurled at official ceremonies became Canada's official standard on that day. This year our flag marks its 51st anniversary. However, the story...

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Commentary Rivers Institute puts science into action

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Rivers Institute puts science into action Rick Cunjak Our mission at the Canadian Rivers Institute is to ‘make every river a healthy river.’ As vision statements go, it sounds simple enough. In practise, it’s an incredibly complex undertaking - but it’s one of the reasons our institute has remained at the forefront of river science around the world, and why we’re proud to celebrate...

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Inside the resettlement process A town hall on how refugees come to Canada

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society will hold a public information session on the refugee resettlement process on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 pm at the J. Kent Auditorium in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. This town hall event is the follow-up event to the Jan. 26 public information session on the history of the...

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UNB Law students host conference to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference was held on Friday, Feb.12 in the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. The UNB International Law Society, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hosts a conference every year to create a forum to discuss the foundations of the international humanitarian law and the necessity and application of...

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Visiting McCain Scholar Dr Chen-Fen Yvonne Chen presents on aging populations long-term care and a migrant workforce

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Chen-Fen (Yvonne) Chen, a Harrison McCain Foundation visiting professor from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University will present a colloquium on Feb. 19, 2016, from 3:30 – 5 pm at Keirstead Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The title of her presentation will be: “Insider or outsider: Does it matter? A study on the situations and policies affecting migrant care workers in Taiwan’s long-term...

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BizED2025 Business education in the 21st Century

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday February 19 Carlisle Institute in partnership with UNB Saint John will be hosting the fourth and final BizEd2025 symposium, Summit 2016 - exploring the need for change in university business education and the increasing global challenges facing our province. ”We have made a few changes to the format for this fourth and final symposium,” explains Dr. Greg Fleet assistant dean of the...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates 75th anniversary

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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In 2016, the UNB Art Centre will celebrate its 75th anniversary by reflecting on the contributions of the many individuals and circumstances that have made the Art Centre such an important part of the cultural, artistic and educational communities at UNB and across Fredericton and area. A series of events and exhibitions are planned to help commemorate the occasion, including films, lectures,...

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Approach for the evolution of aquaculture practices featured at the Seafood Fusion Festival in Brest France

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November...

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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole O’Byrne has been selected as a CETL visiting scholar as part of her sabbatical program (January to June 2016). Nicole is an associate professor at the faculty of law where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Aboriginal Peoples and the Law. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Dr. O’Byrne has presented at...

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UNB researcher examines link between violence and heart health

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Posted: February 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Can heartbreak cause heart disease? UNB assistant professor Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey’s research is some of the first to examine the link between women who have experienced violence and their heart health. Dr. Scott-Storey was interested to see if women who have experienced violence, are at a higher risk for heart disease. It’s a topic that’s garnering a lot of interest these days. Violence is so...

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Emera New Brunswick donates 150 000 to UNB Saint John bursary program

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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With a generous donation of $150,000, Emera New Brunswick is increasing its investment in graduates of Hazen White-St. Francis School who are attending the University of New Brunswick. The gift will further enhance the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary, which is awarded on the basis of financial need to UNB students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis....

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Handwritten skills for the digital age UNB Libraries Introduction to Palaeography

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Libraries is holding a two-part palaeography session on the Fredericton campus to teach techniques and strategies students can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts. This is the first time that UNB Libraries will hold a workshop on palaeography, or the study of old handwritten documents. Library assistant Dr. Leah Grandy came up with the idea for the session after noticing...

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Making every river a healthy river UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute celebrates 15 years

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. Since launching in 2001, the CRI has become internationally recognized as the go-to source for advancing river, estuary, and watershed sciences and ecological sustainability. It is a collaboration of researchers at UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a mandate to develop the aquatic...

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UNB alumnus pledges support for law students

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Giving something back to UNB through support for its students matters to respected law graduate Vaughn MacLellan (LLB ’95). He and his wife, Tiffany, recently committed $100,000 to enhance the MacLellan Family Scholarship, which they created to support and encourage accomplished law students who are assuming volunteer leadership positions within UNB's faculty of law, the University or the...

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UNB researcher rules out spacetime structures in new research

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of space and time. Dr. Husain’s research in this paper...

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UNB students creating golf prosthesis for above-elbow amputees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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It hasn’t been a hole-in-one for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) students creating a golf prosthesis to help amputees, but this year they’re looking to sink the putt. Trevor Scott and Lucas Pupek, mechanical engineering students at UNB Fredericton, are two in a long line of students who have attempted to design and create a device that allows above-elbow amputees to hold onto and swing a...

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UNB Student Union to hold mitten drive in support of Syrian refugees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Multicultural Association of Fredericton has identified a need for waterproof gloves and mittens for newcomers in the region, especially for children. The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is running a mitten drive from Feb. 15-26 in support of UNB’s efforts in helping Syrian refugees settle in our community. The UNBSU will have donation boxes in the Harriet Irving Library, Student Union Welcome...

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Standing ovation Rockin the stage overcoming academic anxiety workshop

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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What do athletes, class presenters, performing artists and thesis defenders have in common? They are all required to perform even when they are nervous or worried about the outcome. UNB Counselling Services offers a recurring workshop that uses sport psychology principles including cognitive behavioural therapy to help students overcome academic related anxiety. “Standing ovation - Rocking the...

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Three Canada Research Chairs announced for UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three University of New Brunswick professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), reinforcing UNB’s presence as a research leader in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Karen Kidd, Dr. Scott Pavey and Dr. Bruce Balcom have each been awarded one of the prestigious research chairs, one of the nation’s highest research honours. “These are outstanding researchers and leaders in their fields – so clearly...

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Studying dangers of one-handed cell phone use personal for UNB researcher

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Posted: February 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Modern technology and all its convenience also brings with it new health risks. The awkward or uncomfortable experience of texting with one hand could actually cause injury. Rachelle Bernier, a first-year biomechanical engineering graduate student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is currently studying repetitive strain injury (RSI) to uncover health implications associated with...

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Award-winning poet writer and journalist Shannon Webb-Campbell to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Shannon Webb-Campbell will read from Still No Word on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Whitebone Lounge in the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre. Shannon Webb-Campbell is an award-winning poet, writer and journalist of mixed Aboriginal ancestry. She is the inaugural winner of EGALE Canada’s Out in Print Award and was the Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2014 critic-in-residence.  Webb-Campbell...

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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Welcome to the Year of Creativity - an interdisciplinary collaboration that stretches across faculties, departments and centres at UNB as well as across community organizations in Fredericton. This academic year (Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016) has been designated the Year of Creativity and features a wide range of events to raise the visibility of creative practices taking place on UNB’s Fredericton...

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick held the fourth annual Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: “Celebrating Language Carriers” on Jan. 28. UNB’s first Elder-in-Residence, Gwen Bear was an avid speaker, language and culture teacher; one of her great ambitions was to see more youth speaking the Wolastoqey language. Previous lectures have featured speakers and former...

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell expressed relief that the province was able to protect education, including universities, in today’s budget. “Government was faced with many tough choices as it deals with the fiscal reality facing the province,” said Dr. Campbell. “There is no doubt that the impact of this budget on our university could have been much worse.” Measures in the...

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A breakthrough in Big Image Data

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Researchers on our Saint John campus have been collaborating with Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School to find an efficient way to search biomedical images. Dr. Chris Baker, computer science department chair, and Ahmad Bukhari, PhD student, were approached by fellow researchers from Yale Medical School interested in collaborating on finding a way to unlock information associated...

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Esri Canada to open GIS Centres of Excellence at UNB and York University

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Centres will promote collaborative and innovative use of geographic technology for research and learning across disciplines Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has named the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and York University (York) to its growing network of GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education. The network of centres increases the...

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