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The Red Shawl Campaign Honouring Our Sisters

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre invites all members of the community to take part in its second annual Red Shawl Campaign, honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada as well as their families. “During the month of October, we can work together to provide hope and healing for families and to reclaim justice for these women through this honouring and public awareness. We invite...

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Top experts speak on cyberthreats in the 21st century

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


Warren McKenzie and Dermot Williams A top expert on cybersecurity from the United Kingdom took part in a session on UNB's Fredericton campus this weekend examining cyberthreats in the 21st century. Dermot Williams, CEO of the IT security firm Threatscape and a frequent commentator on the field in the media, participated in the Cybersecurity in a Dangerous Time panel. WATCH: UNB event stresses...

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UNB hosts annual fall Career and Educational Options Fair

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


More than 800 students are expected at this year’s fall Career and Education Options Fair. The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is hosting its 2016 Fall Career and Educational Options Fair on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER’s performance gym. Lisa Corey, director of UNB’s Career Development and Employment Centre, says post-secondary...

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UNB s president emeritus honoured with lifetime achievement award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick president emeritus, was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award from Startup Canada for his work on promoting entrepreneurship in Canada. The organization saluted Dr. McLaughlin at its regional awards ceremony on Sept. 13 by awarding him with the Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in...

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Hundreds expected on UNB Fredericton campus for Homecoming later this week

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Fredericton – Hundreds of people are expected to converge on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick this week as the annual Homecoming celebrations get underway. Homecoming 2016, running from Thursday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 2, includes a wide array of events and celebrations, including a showcase of UNB research, a Homecoming football game, a family fun festival and a...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Front row, from left: Terry Fitzpatrick, Amanda Eng, Christena Dykstra, Marc Montero Cuizon, Tuan Bui, Lauren Adam. Back, from left: Emily Jackson, Nadia Kashetsky, Charlotte Pyke, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie, Gabrielle Robin, Brittany Rioux, Marija Veljanovska. Not shown (unable to attend): Kelsie Armstrong, Anna Caulfield, Sarah Evans, Geneva McSheffery. Involvement in their university and...

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Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo courtesy of the author Writer Richard Kelly Kemick and poet Katherine Leyton will read from Caribou Run and All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, respectively, on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, including The Fiddlehead, The New...

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University of New Brunswick professor heralded with distinguished teaching award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB physics professor Dr. Benedict Newling has received a 2016 Association of Atlantic Universities’ Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching through a proven commitment to enhanced student engagement, a reflective and intentional approach to teaching practices, and dedication to improving teaching methods. “Teaching and knowledge transfer are at the core of...

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New Brunswick scientists build national river science powerhouse

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Researchers based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are playing lead roles within the internationally acclaimed Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), which, in the lead up to World Rivers Day on Sept. 25, is releasing a report today highlighting its first 15 years of achievements. Founded in 2001 by four visionary aquatic scientists at UNB, the CRI has grown into a network of 22 science...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser Sixteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2015-16 season. They are: Kathryn Magee, basketball Allyson McLaughlin, basketball Marcel Boudreau, basketball Jarred Crawford, basketball Lars Moffatt, basketball Andrew Robart, basketball Antonio...

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Scotiabank Invests 1 Million in the University of New Brunswick s Student Abroad Programs and Honours Former Chief Executive

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities to study and learn abroad thanks to Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank. Scotiabank today announced that it is furthering its commitment to international study awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1 million. The new funds will be used to support awards for students interested in pursuing educational...

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UNB researcher part of global examination of seaweed industry

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, recently collaborated on a policy brief through the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Safeguarding the Future of the Global Seaweed Aquaculture Industry is the work of 30...

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When prayers are not enough

Communications

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

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


An internationally recognized scholar on religious divorce will be giving a keynote speech at the University of New Brunswick this Tuesday, Sept. 13. Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa, will deliver the address at an event hosted by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at UNB. Cathy Holtmann,...

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University of New Brunswick researcher taps open data to help tackle world hunger

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick professor Chris Baker is on a journey to help solve global hunger – by harnessing the power of open data. Dr. Baker is invited to speak next week at an international summit in New York City that is bringing together world leaders, researchers, farmers, and students to discuss how openly sharing data might help ease hunger and malnutrition. In addition to attending...

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Author Debra Komar to kick off 2016-17 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Dan Froese Author Debra Komar will read from Black River Road on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, the renowned forensic anthropologist and award-winning author addresses the questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series coordinator named

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Andrea Kikuchi as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series. Ms. Kikuchi is a writer and teacher with a Bachelor of Arts from UNB Saint John. She has taught writing workshops for the Write Stuff Festival, Word Collective and the Saint John Free School. She also serves on the board for the Fog Lit Writers and Readers Festival. In her spare...

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UNB receives 24 87-million investment towards new kinesiology facility

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pictured from left: Dr. Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New Brunswick; Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament, Fredericton; Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; Hon. Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick; Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick; Hon. Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier,...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

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

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


UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated this week as students arrive to kick off another school year. Orientation activities for new students are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the orientation events below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Natalie Montgomery UNB Saint John: Heather...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The third annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, September 17. The day will start at 9 a.m. however, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to...

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