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UNB UdeM NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

Communications

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

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


The University of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick are pleased to announce an engineering memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow for enhanced credit transfer between the four New Brunswick post-secondary education institutes. The collaboration will create more pathways for students in the field...

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URec to host Sweat for a Cause bootcamp and yard sale in support of Syrian newcomers

Communications

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

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


On Friday, June 3, UNB Fredericton Recreation Services (URec) will hold an outdoor bootcamp on the green field in front of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Sweat for a Cause bootcamp will take place from 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. All members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. there will be...

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BA Cooperative Education Co-op option

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Arts at UNB Saint John is now offering a Cooperative Education (Co-op) option within the Bachelor of Arts program. Starting this September, students who enrolled in their second year of the program, and have met certain criteria, will be eligible. “This BA Co-op is a great addition to the many other forms of experiential learning already offered by degree programs in the Faculty...

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Faculty of engineering to host UNBetween transition camps this summer

Communications

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

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


Once again, the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is offering its innovative and internationally recognized transition to university camp called UNBetween in Fredericton, NB. UNBetween is open to all incoming bachelor of engineering students that are coming straight from high school on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp simulates a typical week for engineering...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

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

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


A UNB staff member has received an award for her contribution to student employment and development in New Brunswick. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received the Award of Merit from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference on May 26. The Award of Merit is the highest honour given by the...

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UNB students building video games to foster empathy

Communications

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

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


Rebecca Goodine was playing a video game when something clicked. It was BioShock, a first-person shooter game, and she was presented with a choice: hurt an innocent for personal gain, or help a stranger for a personal loss. “You have a huge choice,” recent Media Arts and Cultures graduate said. “That’s the game that really brought out that fact for me. In games, you make choices, and there’s...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute names latest cohort for its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


After an intense two-day process, internally called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has named its ninth cohort to join its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program. With 352 nominations this year, the 16 below truly represent the region’s highest-growth potential entrepreneurs in the greater Atlantic area. These 16 entrepreneurs will now meet for two days...

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First LPN BN bridge students receive Bachelor of Nursing degree

Communications

Posted: May 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


This past week 19 students from the first cohort of the UNB Saint John’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Bridge pilot walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during spring convocation. The LPN-BN Bridge pilot is a cluster of six courses which, when completed successfully, allow Practical Nurse graduates from the New Brunswick Community College/Collège...

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Working with Rural Communities to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Improve Justice System Responses

Communications

Posted: May 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, May 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to - 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) and the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) will host an event to launch the final report for their project entitled Rural Realities Faced by Service Providers When Helping Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Navigate the...

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UNB applies for judicial review of women s hockey decision

Communications

Posted: May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick has applied for a judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The decision to apply for a review comes after many weeks of consultation. While UNB respects the ruling of the Labour and Employment Board, it disagrees that the reclassification of the women’s hockey team was the...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the 2016-17 UNB operating budget that is in a consolidated net deficit of $2.6 million. After significant time and effort by many on our campuses, we have developed a budget with more than $192 million in spending that focuses on providing strong support for our students and faculty and serving to enhance national awareness of our...

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Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre researching how digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence

Communications

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

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


Working in partnership with the First Nations Innovation project, the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is leading a new project. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council under its Knowledge Synthesis program.  The project will produce a comprehensive literature review answering the question, how can digital technologies support...

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UNB professor is changing the way girls look at the IT world

Communications

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

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


Computer science is not just what you see on the show Silicon Valley – nerdy geeks, late nights and ping-pong tables. Natalia Stakhanova, assistant professor of computer science and NB Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB, is changing the way young females view the IT world through an initiative she launched called Cyber Girlz. Cyber Girlz is an eight-month, all-girls computer science...

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Atlantic writing competitions salute works from UNB faculty of arts

Communications

Posted: May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A number of people from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts in Fredericton have been recognized recently for their accomplishments as creative and academic writers. Mark Jarman and Robert Gray, professors in the English department, and Phillip Crymble, PhD candidate in English, are among nine finalists whose books made the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist. Dr. Gray, Mr....

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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

Communications

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

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


Five Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, a recognition of their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists....

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Researcher studying impacts of hormone on weight loss

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

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


Soon, it could take just one blood test to determine if someone can lose weight by exercising.  Martin Sénéchal, an assistant kinesiology professor at UNB, is studying the secretion of a hormone during exercise in young and old people who carry extra bodyweight. The hormone irisin was discovered in 2012. It’s released by muscles during exercise and gets absorbed by fat cells, turning different...

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Major investments being made in innovation-based study research

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Posted: May 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, has awarded 188 students with New Brunswick Graduate Scholarships. Premier Brian Gallant participated in a recognition event Friday as part of Innovation Week. “Investing in education is key for the New Brunswick economy to be innovative,” said Gallant. “Helping these students further their studies here in our province...

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UNB chosen by IBM for Watson for Cyber Security project

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scC04wJ8tRA[/embedyt] UNB is one of only eight universities in North America chosen by IBM to help the global firm adapt its iconic Watson cognitive technology for use in the cybersecurity battle. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of New Brunswick that fits well with our proud and productive partnership with IBM,” says Eddy...

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UNB researcher helps 15-year-old student discover forgotten Mayan city

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Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A 15-year-old student from Quebec has discovered what could be the site of a lost Mayan city thanks to advice from a University of New Brunswick researcher. Armand LaRocque, a remote sensing expert at UNB, has helped William Gadoury prove his theory about the relationship between constellations and Mayan cities. Mr. Gadoury believed citizens built their towns under the constellations. Working...

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Canadian Rivers Institute student researchers hit the water to answer questions about river health

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Over the summer and fall, New Brunswick residents and visitors may notice signs of scientific research in many New Brunswick waterways including the St. John River and tributaries such as the Kennebacasis, the Miramichi River and Wolfe Point River in Fundy National Park. Amanda Babin, a PhD Candidate with the Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB Fredericton, just finished placing 22 large orange...

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UNB Student Investment Fund offers opportunities of a lifetime

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The wet weather did not stop Tuan Anh Bui and Glenn Cleland from lining up at 3:30 a.m for the Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting in Omaha, Neb. late last month. The meeting features one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett. Fourth-year business administration student Mr. Bui and Mr. Cleland, the founding director of UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration’s...

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Worlds UNBound receives NSERC PromoScience funding

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The not-for-profit STEM outreach organization Worlds UNBound received $75,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PromoScience program on Friday, May 6. Based out of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Worlds UNBound works to increase the awareness of and interest in science, engineering and technology in a fun and supportive environment...

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City of Fredericton recognizes UNB community members as unsung heroes

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Two members of the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus community and the UNB International Student Association were honoured by the city of Fredericton at the 2016 Unsung Heroes Awards. Gail Storr, professor in the faculty of nursing, was recognized for her hard work in the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding rights and her advocacy for healthcare in New Brunswick....

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First MBA dual degree grad with the Burgundy School of Business

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Prince Attakora-Ofori is the first graduate from UNB Saint John’s dual-degree program with the Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon, France. Our arrangement with BSB, which began in 2002, offers the opportunity to get two degrees for the price of one, expanded academic offerings to students plus an internship in France, which deepens the international experience. “In a fierce job market,...

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Roberta Woodgate to discuss the impact of home care on families at the Arnie and Norma McAllister lecture

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


We often think of video games and virtual environments as a way for youth to escape reality— what about using them as a tool to understand youth more fully? Roberta Woodgate is doing just that, using innovative tools to capture the voices of those who often go unheard. She developed a therapeutic tool called EMÜD Universe, a computer video game/virtual environment that may be used for children...

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