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UNB and Unifor Local 4504 agree on a new collective agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Unifor Local 4504 are pleased to announce they have ratified a 39-month renewal collective agreement. Considering the current challenging fiscal environment both parties were able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement that builds on the long, productive relationship that has developed over a great many years. Unifor Local 4505 represents approximately 300...

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UNB professor to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Communications

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

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


Janice Thompson, professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, class of 2016.This achievement is the one of highest honours in the nursing profession. Academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 28 countries, including Canada. The academy is...

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Learning by doing UNB entrepreneurs pitch firms to business leaders

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pitching a new company or design idea to influential businesspeople is a daunting task for many. But what may seem like a nerve-wracking ordeal is just another week at the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick. It’s a Thursday morning and three Master in Engineering, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) candidates are pitching their business ideas to a panel...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for their 13th full-time Collective Agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


After less than two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time group are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to...

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UNB associate professor named director of Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

Communications

Posted: June 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot more to mathematics than equations that need to be solved. “People don’t often think of mathematics in the same way as they think of the other sciences like astronomy, where researchers look into telescopes and discover fantastic things about the universe,” says Dr. Seahra, associate professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute salutes entrepreneurial successes with latest awards

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the region’s most-promising business leaders for significant success in developing their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated achievements that include: a Halifax company scaling up to take its first product to market, a Fredericton entrepreneur who tripled the size of her enterprise, a Moncton...

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UNB s Wu Conference Centre first university facility to win Supplier of the Year

Communications

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

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


When the Wu Conference Centre was announced as the Supplier of the Year award winner, people were impressed. Not only does the facility, located at UNB Fredericton, provide outstanding services, the honour marks the first time a university has won a Meeting Professionals International (Atlantic Chapter) award. Anyone who has been inside the Wu Conference Centre knows how special the venue is....

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UNB scientists receive 4 3 million in NSERC grants and scholarships

Communications

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

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


Dozens of University of New Brunswick (UNB) scientists have been awarded a combined total of $4.3 million in grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding is part of a larger $465 million in funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants announced by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, at...

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UNB celebrates indigenous cultures and contributions

Communications

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

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


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB Fredericton will host a celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include a panel session on reconciliation efforts in the province. “This is an opportunity for open dialogue among academics coming together to discuss an action plan of reconciliation in the province,” says Jennifer Dixon, event co-ordinator....

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Varsity Reds alumni inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


David Foley can now add Hall of Famer to his list of achievements. He is the first soccer athlete to be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour to be inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame,” says Mr. Foley. “I feel fortunate to be the first soccer player to do so.” Mr. Foley played four seasons with the Varsity Reds men’s soccer team starting in 1983, and then...

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Patricia Seaman named acting dean of UNB s faculty of nursing

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jane Fritz, Interim Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Seaman has been named acting dean of the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Seaman will assume the role on August 1 when the current dean, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, will take up a position at Clemson University in South Carolina. “I couldn’t be more...

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George MacLean named new vice-president academic Fredericton

Communications

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

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


UNB is pleased to announce that the Search Committee for vice-president academic (Fredericton) has recommended Dr. George MacLean for the position.  The recommendation was approved by the Board of Governors' Executive Committee on June 8. Dr. MacLean will serve an initial five-year term beginning July 1 and may be renewed for a further term by mutual agreement following a performance review in...

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NHL scout to share top tips at the Hockey Conference

Communications

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

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


Pittsburgh Penguins scout Luc Gauthier knows the business. He played professional hockey for a decade in the Montreal Canadiens organization, before stepping off the ice to coach. For the past 18 years, he’s watched the game from the stands, making notes and evaluating players. On July 7, Mr. Gauthier will be at UNB Fredericton to share his scouting secrets with the Hockey Conference. “There...

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UNB releases sexual assault policy

Communications

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

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


The University of New Brunswick released its finalized sexual assault policy and procedure documents today. The following is a memo that was released from UNB President Eddy Campbell to students, faculty and staff of the University. Media Contact: Natasha Ashfield Dear members of the UNB community: I am pleased to report that UNB's sexual assault policy and procedures documents are now...

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UNB professor wins prestigous literary award valued at 25 000

Communications

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

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


Robert Gray, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, won the top award at the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards this past weekend in Halifax. Dr. Gray’s book Entropic was selected for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000. “I’m pretty sure this is what they reserve the word 'gobsmacked' for,” said Dr. Gray. Entropic is a collection of short stories where the...

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UNB staff member honoured for breaking down barriers

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


For years, Kelley Flowers, disability resource co-ordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been breaking down barriers for students with disabilities. Ms. Flowers was recently given the Disability Awareness Week Award from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons as part of the 2016 Disability Awareness Week activities. The award was presented to...

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Dedicated staffer receives life membership to national board

Communications

Posted: June 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


It’s been a week of honours to cap off a career of dedication for one UNB staff member. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received a life membership from the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) in Montreal on May 30. The award is rare and meaningful – it’s handed out on a case-by-case basis, not annually, so one must have to...

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