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UNB and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Student Workers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, they have reached consensus on a renewal Collective Agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the Union of Graduate Student Workers membership and the UNB...

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UNB researchers study a novel way to build muscle in older adults without exercise

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a study that they hope leads to the development of a protein drink that helps build muscle in the body without exercise. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, assistant professors of kinesiology at UNB, are leading the effort with colleagues to find ways to leverage the muscle-building power of protein supplements. This study...

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Students receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships to attend UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Finnegan Kummer of Little Shemogue, N.B. and Catherine Hall of Johnville, N.B. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

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UNB study reveals how many people would switch genders for a day or more if given the chance

Communications

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

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


Imagine that you were given the choice to swap genders. Would you do it? What if it were only for a day or an hour? These questions were recently put to the test by two University of New Brunswick researchers and a Fredericton community member, and the results provide interesting insights into gender-related attitudes and the implicit role they continue to play in our lives.  Dr. E. Sandra...

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Younger caregivers face increased risk of depression and distress new University of New Brunswick study finds

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Caregivers of persons with mental health or addictions problems tend to be younger and face an increased risk of depression and psychological distress than other caregiver groups, according to a new study out of the University of New Brunswick. The study is one of the first in the country to look at these caregivers as a distinct group using recent data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 General...

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UNB nursing prof receives major grant to help improve health care for vulnerable populations

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Tracey Rickards will be working to improve the care of vulnerable populations in Fredericton, thanks to a major grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Dr. Rickards, an assistant professor with UNB’s faculty of nursing, was recently named a recipient of an Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. She is one...

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Provincial task force aims to better equip students for life after graduation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A new province-wide task force on experiential education wants to make New Brunswick the destination place in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. The task force is developing a plan to ensure students enrolled in New Brunswick’s post-secondary institutions have opportunities to graduate with the skills and confidence that have become...

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Shawna Bergin named registrar at UNB Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. George Maclean, vice-president academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Shawna Bergin will be taking on the role of registrar on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Ms. Bergin comes to the role with nearly 15 years of experience with UNB and the PSE environment. For the past six years, she’s served as associate registrar for admissions....

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Government renews agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training doctors in Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


An announcement was made today renewing the agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training medical students in New Brunswick. Read the full release. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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UNB to launch new online course for faculty and staff on accommodating students with disabilities

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is preparing to launch an innovative new online course for faculty and instructors around accommodating students with differences in abilities. The course is the result of nearly two years of work on the part of the university’s Office of Human Rights & Positive Environment, Student Accessibility Centre and the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning....

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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

Communications

Posted: August 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It’s going to be easier than ever for students, faculty and staff at UNB, STU and NBCC to get the medicine they need on campus. Campus Pharmacy, located at the University Bookstore in Fredericton, opened its doors to students, faculty and staff on Thursday. Campus Pharmacy offers a variety of services, including injections, sports medicine, travel medicine, and diabetes education. Customers can...

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Dr Joanne Wright named Acting Dean of Arts

Communications

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

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


Dr. George MacLean, VP Academic (Fredericton) is pleased to announce Dr. Joanne Wright has been named Acting Dean of Arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright joined the Faculty of Arts in 2005 in the Department of Political Science. Since that time, she has served on Senate, the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, and as Director of Graduate Studies for...

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