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Celebrate art and community in Fredericton with the Fool s Gold Ball

Communications

Posted: March 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) Student Society invite you to a night of celebration at the Fool’s Gold Ball on April 1. The evening will feature performances from local bands Tortue, Sam Salmon and Van Lantz. UNB student artwork will be displayed, and local food and drink will be on hand for everyone’s...

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

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Carol Bruneau will read from her newest novel, These Good Hands on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Carol Bruneau is the author of four novels and two short fiction collections. Her first novel Purple for Sky won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading...

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Innovative students take home 9 100 in prizes after business pitch competition

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Some of the most promising and successful startups to come out of New Brunswick in recent years have emerged out of the Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program at the University of New Brunswick – companies like SmartSkin Technologies, Go-Go Gymnastics, Resson Aerospace, HotSpot Merchant Solutions, SimpTek Technologies, and Castaway Golf Technologies. The program’s annual pitch...

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RC student returns after state dinner with Prime Minister Trudeau

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Alec Boudreau, a third-year Renaissance College student at the University of New Brunswick, never thought changing schools after being bullied as a kid would have such a positive impact on his life. Mr. Boudreau, originally from Alberta, has spent several years serving as a champion for the French language. This strong advocacy for Francophone Canadian youth recently landed him a seat at a...

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University of New Brunswick receives 250 000 donation from Sun Life Financial to provide diabetes prevention and care resources

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A $250,000 donation from Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launch the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative to assist those living with diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease. The donation is part of Sun Life Financial's Team Up Against Diabetes program, and is another step towards the company’s...

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URec hosts giant Zumba class in support of the UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholars

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program has teamed up with URec to host the “biggest Zumba class ever” on Friday, April 1, in the Alberta Alumni Recreation Gymnasium at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Zumba class will begin at 12:10 pm and all members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. Donations will go...

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UNB students showcase their work at 2nd Annual Engineering Design Symposium

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its second annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBEngDesign) on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 am to 5 pm. The symposium, one of the faculty’s premier annual events, will showcase the designs of 300 final-year engineering students in all disciplinary capstone design courses. This year,...

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Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to speak as part of Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the faculty of education and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus are pleased to host a public talk by award-winning Canadian novelist and short story writer Joseph Boyden at Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a sacred pipe ceremony, the public...

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Global cyber-security based in New Brunswick UNB s role

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell Commentary Every day, headlines surrounding cybersecurity become grimmer, from attacks against power plants to hacks that can disable SUVs, to the loss of personal records in massive data breaches affecting retailers, hospitals, governments, universities and more. Credible entities put the global cost of cyberattacks at $400 billion last year, and predict losses exceeding...

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Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti to host roundtable on Trans-Pacific Partnership at UNB

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to a roundtable on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hosted by: Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, David Lametti March 30, 2016 | Roundtable: 4 - 5 pm Location: Carleton Hall, room 139; 19 Macauley Lane, UNB Fredericton campus The roundtable is part of the...

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UNB reacts to federal budget

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Government of Canada delivered Budget 2016 on Tuesday, outlining its most important fiscal priorities. UNB watched closely to determine the commitment of the new federal government to post-secondary issues and priorities.  Although programming details are not yet available, Budget 2016 appears to include several investments that may offer potential for a positive impact on UNB. Research and...

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UNB hosts New Brunswick announcement of 100 full-time positions in cybersecurity in Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “IBM is a leader in information technology and in cybersecurity. The...

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Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels reads at UNB

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Department of English, The Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Giller Prize-winning writer Sean Michaels. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Alumni Lounge, in the Alumni Memorial Building, on the UNB Fredericton campus. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sean Michaels’s Us...

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LGBTQ identities explored in new video game

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A group of youth have developed a new video game about their experiences in the LGBTQ+ community as part of a dissertation by University of New Brunswick PhD candidate in sociology, Nathan Thompson. The game is called fade and explores the varied micro-aggressions that many members of the community deal with on a daily basis. It also deals with non-binary gender identities, something people may...

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UNB to hold 2nd annual Powwow

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the 2nd annual UNB Powwow: “Dancing Towards Reconciliation” at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 12 to 5 p.m. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. This year, MWC has chosen to focus its theme on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in...

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Hopping about math

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John’s Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Promise Partnership recently hosted the 2016 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo...

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UNB researcher nabs innovation prize for pioneering work on energy systems

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s leading applied researchers. “I am truly humbled...

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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This fall, the University of New Brunswick will begin offering an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program. The UNB ABA Certificate Program is the first program of its kind in Atlantic Canada that meets the coursework requirements needed to apply for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) assistant level examination. The program can be completed via distance education or...

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UNB skates to CIS men s hockey gold

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds captured the CIS University Cup crown with a 3-1 win over the rival StFX X-Men in the gold medal game Sunday night at Scotiabank Centre. Last March, on the same Halifax ice surface, UNB claimed silver medals, after dropping a decision to the Alberta Golden Bears. This season, they took that final golden step. "The whole year we didn't want to...

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A year of sustainability at UNB s Fredericton campus

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Did you know that in the last year, the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus saved enough water to fill the an average Fredericton water tower 74 times? This is just one example of how UNB’s Fredericton campus is working to be environmentally sustainable. UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program has recently launched the first issue of The Green Review, an...

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Renaissance College students to share results of social impact activities

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


For the past seven months, students from the faculty of leadership studies at Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects. They will share the results of this work at the Renaissance College Leadership Program Symposium of Social Impact on Tuesday, March 22. “The Community Problem Solving and Research Project course takes our students out...

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Kinesiology professor named President of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick s board of directors

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Mary McKenna, professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and acting assistant dean in the school of graduate studies, has recently been named President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors. Dr. McKenna joined the Heart and Stoke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors in 2008. She is a registered dietitian with a...

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Pamela Palmater to deliver annual Nels Anderson lecture

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, social justice activist, and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, will present the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture. Her is talk titled “Sovereignty changes everything: understanding Canada’s commitment to nation-to-nation relations with First Nations”. The department of sociology and the law in society program will host the lecture on...

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President of Toastmasters International to recognize UNB MBA students

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The President of Toastmasters International will be visiting MBA students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to recognize their speaking accomplishments. The students enrolled in the MBA professional development class have just completed a program through Toastmasters International called Speechcraft. The MBA professional development class is part of the first year of the...

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Four University of New Brunswick Fredericton engineering students are designing a process which could see pulp manufacturers increase production. The students – Chris McNamara, Alaina Seymour, Lincoln Esau, and Jason Hearn – are designing the process as part of their senior chemical engineering course. The process is intended to help pulp manufacturers extract lignin from wood chips and...

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UNB student-consultants tackle youth engagement in New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Empowering children to speak up and then listening to what they have to say – it’s one of the most effective ways to advocate for the rights of youth. Four students from UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton are helping the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate’s Office (CYA) do just that. Lawyers and social workers at the CYA work to ensure that New Brunswick institutions and policies are...

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Author Sean Michaels to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series on Saint John campus

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Author Sean Michaels will read from Us Conductors on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Sean Michaels co-founded the music blog Said the Gramophone and writes for a wide range of publications including the Guardian and McSweeney’s. He has won two National Magazine Awards, as well as being the only author to win a Scotiabank Giller prize for a first novel. Us...

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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President’s Awards, now in their 16th year, honour staff and faculty members for their contributions to UNB. President’s Medals for 2016 will be presented to Ed Biden and Dave Morell of UNB’s Fredericton campus. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research and/or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at...

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It’s been a decade of launching local businesses for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME). TME at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its 10th annual Student Pitch Competition on Thursday, March 17 at the Wu Centre. Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the audience, which is comprised of judges, the public, and their fellow students. They...

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Wear Your Label launches DEFINE campaign to showcase reality of mental illness

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A Fredericton-based clothing company is launching a new campaign to highlight the reality of mental illnesses and disorders. Wear Your Label, co-founded by Renaissance College graduate Kayley Reed, is working with Lance Blakney and Dee Wilkie for the project. Mr. Blakney is an alumnus of UNB Fredericton and works for the university’s media services department. Mr. Blakney and Wear Your Label...

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UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute receives 100 000 for wild Atlantic salmon conservation research through the Bud and Peggy Bird Fund

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


As chairman emeritus of the Miramichi Salmon Association, J. W. Bud Bird (LLD ’87) is an enthusiastic salmon angler and conservationist, as was his late wife Peggy, who passed away in 2013. His donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick will help ensure that the mystery of declining wild Atlantic salmon stocks continues to be addressed by research...

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Students at nine universities across Atlantic Canada are checking their moods this March

Communications

Posted: March 10, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


From March 14-25, students at participating universities are encouraged to use the MoodCheck app to track their moods. Twice a day, at random times, their phone will prompt them to check in and enter their mood, the activity they are taking part in, where they are, and who they are with. “The goal of this challenge is to motivate students to be mindful about how the things they do affect the...

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Author Michelle Butler Hallett reads from This Marlowe

Communications

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

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


The Canada Council for the Arts, UNB's department of English, the Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Michelle Butler Hallett at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Set in 1593, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe reveals two rival spymasters plotting to control succession after...

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Students Strive to Change the Story at YES Atlantic summit

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

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What do you get when you have 27 students who are motivated to make a change in the region? YES Atlantic, a two-day summit designed to help "Change the Story" of Atlantic Canada, is a result of planning and preparation by some of New Brunswick’s most passionate students who are eager to change the narrative of this region. Every year, the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassadors host their...

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Dr Roger Saul on why we should pay attention to Hollywood s portrayal of schooling

Communications

Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Roger Saul as part of its colloquium series. Dr. Saul will present his talk The Hollywood Syllabus: How Popular Movies Depict Schooling, and Why Paying Attention to Them Matters, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm in room 356 at Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The lecture’s central premise is that popular films are pedagogical...

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Josie McKinney presents on Identifying and Responding To Racism and Discrimination within our Public Institutions

Communications

Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Atlantic at the University of New Brunswick, Under One Sky Head Start, New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development and the faculty of criminology and criminal justice’s women’s studies and gender studies program at St. Thomas University are pleased to present Josie McKinney, crown attorney for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, who will...

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Pieces of the Past The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and the Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis at the UNB Art Centre

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its 75th Anniversary celebration, Pieces of the Past: The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod & The Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis which runs from March 18 through May 13, 2016. The exhibition will open with the launch of Roslyn Rosenfeld’s book Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life on March 18 from 5 – 7 pm A joint publication of the...

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Engineering students crossing off tasks on time-sensitive bridge redesign

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

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Redesigning and realigning part of a bridge is a daunting task, one that engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are up for. The senior civil engineering group, consisting of Mitchell Conrad, Amirnezam Fahkroo, Shaopei Duan, Chris Barrett, and Arianne Basuel, is working to redesign and realign the northern approach of the Tobique River Bridge.  There are many varied interests...

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Labour and Employment Board asks UNB to reinstate women s varsity hockey team revisit Gender Equity Policy

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

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


The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has issued a decision compelling UNB to reinstate a varsity women’s hockey team and to revisit the UNB Gender Equity Policy. This decision is the result of a lengthy legal process that first began in 2009. One year prior to that, on March 12, 2008, UNB announced that six of the then 14 varsity sports teams on the Fredericton campus would be...

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Greg Marquis publishes book on the history of policing in Canada

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

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


Greg Marquis, professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at UNB Saint John, has published a book on the history of policing in Canada entitled The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Fernwood Publishing, 2016). In The Vigilant Eye, Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Naomi K Lewis

Communications

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

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The University of New Brunswick recently welcomed award-winning author Naomi K. Lewis as writer-in-residence in the English department. Ms. Lewis is an editor, teacher and award-winning writer based in Calgary. Ms. Lewis wrote her 2008 novel Cricket in a Fist while she was a graduate student at UNB. Her 2012 story collection won Enfield & Wizenty's Colophon Prize and was shortlisted for two...

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