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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for Contract Academic Employees

Communications

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

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


After two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT Group 2) Contract Academic Employees 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. Daniel Coleman, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “This is...

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UNB to offer subsidized gym memberships to those with diabetes

Communications

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

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


Recreation Services at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting participants for the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative. This initiative will provide subsidized gym memberships and personal training services, as well as nutritional guidelines, for individuals who are pre-diabetic or currently living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. “An estimated 219,000 New...

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UNB students alumni and professors shoot new film

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB students, graduates and professors just wrapped principal filming on a new short film, Chiaroscuro. Directed by Amy Bourgaize,“Chiaroscuro” follows Abel who is turning 30, single and worried about his snoring problem. After he records himself sleeping he unexpectedly discovers a visitor - a mysterious woman who creeps into his bed once the lights are out. He then has to decide what lengths...

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UNB PhD candidate jumping on the Pokémon Go movement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crO9BTyuhWU&feature=youtu.be A whole new era of gaming is taking not only the streets of New York by storm, but University of New Brunswick campuses too. Pokémon Go is changing video games, one PokéStop at a time. Nathan Thompson, PhD candidate in sociology and member of the Games and Culture Research Group at UNB in Fredericton, says this movement is something...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time membership. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. The new agreement includes salary increases of 0.9% every six...

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National project puts a face on sacrifice in World Wars

Communications

Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new national project has put a face to Canada’s veterans of the World Wars – and brought those faces to Canadian streets. The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick received a contribution from the federal government last year to commemorate the World Wars through their Commemorate Canada Program. A portion of that funding was to develop street light...

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UNB ranked among top universities in the world

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is among the top four per cent of degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the world, according to a newly released global ranking. This year's tally by the Center for World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities, places UNB at 882 among the more than 25,000 institutions eligible. “For the University of New Brunswick...

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Prominent public policy scholar Dr Herb Emery joins the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: July 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Herb Emery, a pre-eminent economist and public policy scholar, is joining the University of New Brunswick as the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics. An advisor to federal and provincial policymakers, Dr. Emery comes to the University of New Brunswick from the University of Calgary. A prominent focus of his research is on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of...

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UNB-dominated crew tackles epic film shoot for upcoming release

Communications

Posted: July 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new film set for release this fall drew together University of New Brunswick professors, staff, alumni and students in a unique adaptation of a short story from a book that recently captured the top award at the East Coast Literary Awards. “This was an epic film shoot. It must have been the toughest film shoot we’ve ever been on, in terms of what we trying to do with it,” says Dr. Robert...

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Experts descend on Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at UNB

Communications

Posted: July 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers from around the world have started to land in Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at the University of New Brunswick on July 6 and 7. The conference will see 50-plus researchers and practitioners present and discuss hockey topics, including analytics, gender, coaching, the body, history, nationalism and more. Hockey experts from the city, province, and beyond will attend. These...

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