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UNB holds tree blessing before clearing site for new kinesiology building

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton held a tree blessing today to recognize and honour the trees that will soon be removed as the university prepares the project site for a new home for its faculty of kinesiology. Several large trees that have stood on UNB Fredericton’s campus—traditional Wolastoqey territory—for many years were blessed by several members of UNB’s community...

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UNB and JDI celebrate three new scholarship recipients

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president (academic), UNB Fredericton; Caleb Waite; Ashlyn Moody; Cameron Arthurs; Colleen Baxter, vice-president of human resources, JDI. The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB. Congratulations to Ashlyn Moody of Blackville, N.B., studying chemical engineering; and to...

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UNB Harrison McCain Visiting Professor sharing good news about the environment

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Ever wonder what’s being done to combat the effects of air pollution in Canada? John Gunn, one of Canada’s top biologists, will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 28 at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. He will describe Sudbury, Ontario’s 99 per cent decrease in air pollution and how similar results might be achieved across the country and around the world. “I’m talking about...

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Nine new members appointed to UNB s Board of Governors

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Brian Baxter, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members to the Board. The nine individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are three UNB academics, two New Brunswick mayors, two UNB students, the CEO of a New Brunswick company, and a financial products expert. UNB’s Board of...

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University of New Brunswick law dean eight alumni named to Queen s Counsel

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


John R. Williamson, the dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, joined eight other UNB Law alumni in being sworn in as Queen’s Counsel on Monday, Oct. 24, a distinction conferred during a ceremony at the New Brunswick legislature. Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau presided over the afternoon ceremony. The designation of Queen's Counsel recognizes...

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Award-winning writer Kevin Donovan to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: The Toronto Star Kevin Donovan, an investigative reporter and editor of the Toronto Star, will read from Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide...

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Focus on reconciliation at UNB s Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting the second annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, Oct. 26 to 28, celebrating Indigenous culture and the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes. The colloquium, entitled “Education for reconciliation: What role can universities play in building peace and...

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UNB lecture highlights children s publishing in 1950s and 60s

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you ever own a 10-cent fairy tale or read children's stories in the local newspaper? On Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., Susan Fisher will take us through a visual history of Brunswick Press and The Daily Gleaner to show us how they engaged the child reader in New Brunswick at a time when books in the home were far less common than they are today. Junior Gleaners and BeaverBooks: The Colourful...

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University of New Brunswick student designs circuit technique that could lead to greener devices

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A student at the University of New Brunswick has designed a new circuit technique for a wide range of electronic devices that could dramatically cut the size of circuits, leading to devices that are both faster and consume less power. Panagiotis Patros, a Phd student in Fredericton, has been been travelling to expos and conferences in the United States and Canada to showcase his new design in...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from her work, His Whole Life, at the University of New Brunswick in events on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Her reading at UNB’s Fredericton campus will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. She will be at the Saint John campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall...

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RBC invests 1 million in entrepreneurship education at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Left to right: Craig Maguire (BBA SJ ’92), Branch Manager & Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Lori Smith, Manager, Public Affairs, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Tom Gribbons (BSF ’83), VP & Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Kayley Reed (BPhil ‘14), co-founder and CEO, Wear Your Label; Roger Howard, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Dhirendra Shukla, Dr. J....

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Leveraging the power of education in reaching reconciliation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The following commentary appeared in the Oct. 11, 2016 edition of the Daily Gleaner. The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action offer Canada a genuine opportunity to build a better future for all of us. We understand the barriers better, ways around them have been described, now we need to work together to take them down. In New Brunswick, all of our peoples...

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UNB opens recruitment office in Beijing

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick officially opened a student recruitment office today at the Canadian International School of Beijing in Beijing, China. This is the only recruitment office in China held by an Atlantic Canadian university. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell was accompanied to Beijing by Premier Brian Gallant, along with a delegation from New Brunswick and...

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UNB to award professors emeriti rankings teaching awards at Convocation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour four outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching at its Convocation ceremonies next week. UNB Fredericton will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to two of its retired faculty members at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 20. Professor Emeriti Distinctions Tony Diamond, professor emeritus in biology and forestry and...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from His Whole Life on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2015-16

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


One hundred and eighty-two students in the faculty of science, applied science and engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2015-16. Bruce MacDonald, acting dean of the faculty, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. Media...

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees at Convocation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Daryl Branscombe, Siauw Ng, Geoff Flood and Barbara Stegemann UNB will grant four honorary degrees during its Convocation ceremonies this month.  UNB Fredericton’s 62nd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 20 Alumnus, business leader and community volunteer Daryl Branscombe will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Daryl Branscombe graduated from UNB with a teaching degree, and before...

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Preeminent researcher and television host to speak on coastal squeeze

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the Foxtel/BBC television series Coast Australia. An expert in how humans impact...

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Shari Graydon to deliver lecture on increasing women s involvement in public discourse

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


For some women, it can be a gut reaction to second-guess themselves and their credentials. Shari Graydon wants to put an end to that mindset. Ms. Graydon, advocate, author and founder of Informed Opinions, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick highlighting the profiles of female...

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Joint Statement Regarding Women s Hockey Decision

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick – New Brunswick Human Rights Commission - Sylvia Dooley The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have agreed to an adjournment of the judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The hearing scheduled for October 18 was...

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Professor launches book on Oland trial

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, will have a number of events this month and next for Truth and Honour, his new book on the high-profile murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of the slain executive’s son, Dennis Oland. The first will be a launch event on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at UNB’s Grand Hall...

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UNB welcomes new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has created two new positions dedicated full-time to addressing the issue of sexual assault on its campuses. After launching the university’s Sexual Assault Policy and procedures in spring 2016, UNB committed to creating positions devoted to supporting those impacted by sexual assault and to help foster a more respectful environment on its campuses. The new...

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