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UNB professor and PhD students win big at IBM awards

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) doctoral students and a professor of computer science received top awards recently at IBM’s 26th Annual International Centre for Advanced Studies Conference in Markham, Ont. UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate, Bing Yang, was awarded Student of the Year for his work on synchronizing access to data,...

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Lake Ecologists See Winter as a Key Scientific Frontier

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


New study finds life under the ice is diverse, complex and surprisingly active As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway. But an international team of 62 scientists looking at more than 100 lakes now...

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Reconciling representation indigenous people in popular culture

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The first nationally syndicated indigenous columnist for the CBC and advocate for Aboriginal arts, Jesse Wente, will speak on indigenous people in popular culture on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Mr. Wente is the first in a series of speakers sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee of UNB. The committee...

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UNB Board of Governors and PSAC vote to ratify collective agreement for graduate student workers

Communications

Posted: November 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers have voted in favour of ratifying a renewal of their collective agreement. “We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Peter McDougall, associate vice-president, UNB Human Resources. “Graduate students are very...

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UNB seeks public input on university s climate change action plan

Communications

Posted: November 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard The University of New Brunswick will hold public consultation sessions on Nov. 23 and 30 to develop one of the region’s first university climate change action plans. Canada has committed to reduce 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent by 2020. New Brunswick has committed to a 10 per cent reduction of 1990 levels by 2020 and 75 per cent reduction in...

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University of New Brunswick launches 110 million It Begins Here campaign

Communications

Posted: November 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick launched its $110 million It Begins Here campaign today at simultaneous events in Fredericton and Saint John. Campaign co-chairs and UNB alumni David Ganong (BBA ’65, LLD ’12), executive vice-chair, Ganong Bros. Limited, and Robert Quartermain (BSc ’77, DSc ’09), chairman & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., emceed the event, setting a fundraising goal of $110 million...

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Leading scholar in Canadian history to challenge notions behind Confederation at UNB lecture

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Visiting Professor from the Institute of the Americas at University College London, Dr. Phillip Buckner, will deliver the 2016 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. In his presentation, Beware the Canadian Wolf? -- The Maritimes and Confederation, he will challenge the notion that Confederation was forced on the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments. Many historians have argued that the...

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UNB alumna publishes rare glimpse into the Canadian Forestry Corps

Communications

Posted: November 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her fifth book, New Brunswick historian and University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna Melynda Jarratt (BA’86, MA’95) provides a window into the world of the Canadian Forestry Corps through the eyes of her grandfather, Blackville-born Pat Hennessy. Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 is the 23rd volume of the New Brunswick Military Heritage...

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Author Heather O Neill to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Heather O’Neill will read from Daydreams of Angels on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Her unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with the vulnerability and charm of her characters Nouschka and Baby...

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National Framework for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence released at UNB

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) today released a comprehensive framework for police forces on dealing with intimate partner violence. “A unified police response to intimate partner violence in Canada is critical,” says Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service and co-chair of the committee that brought forward the framework. “Over the last decade, we have seen...

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SHAD UNB wins youth innovation award at SHAD Cup

Communications

Posted: November 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A team of SHAD UNB students took home the Best Business Plan award at the SHAD – John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup in Toronto, finishing third overall. “Year after year, we challenge students from across Canada to collaborate at SHAD UNB to come up with solutions to big problems in society,” says Melissa Dawe, SHAD UNB’s program co-director. “This year we saw some amazing and creative solutions...

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UNB province and federal governments invest 1 million towards new multi-research greenhouse

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The provincial and federal governments, together with the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus, are investing $1 million to build a multi-research greenhouse at the university. Back, from left: Andrew Flewelling, UNB Saint John PhD student; and Don Darling, mayor of Saint John. Front, from left: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; UNB Saint John vice-president Robert MacKinnon;...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2017

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has once again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marking the fourth time in five years the institution has received the accolade. The Globe and Mail announced Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 today. UNB was the only Atlantic Canadian university to make the list and one of four Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB...

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UNB professor pens Growing Up in Armyville an examination of the affects of military deployments on youth

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research and the Anglophone West School District will host the launch of Growing Up in Armyville: Canada’s Military Families during the Afghanistan Mission at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Co-authored by Deborah Harrison, a retired and adjunct...

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Renowned bionics expert to speak at the University of New Brunswick on rewiring humans

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


One of the world’s foremost experts on bionic prosthetics will be exploring the drive to rewire humans in a lecture at the University of New Brunswick next week. Levi Hargrove, director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetic and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will be delivering the Dineen Memorial Lectures at UNB. In Fredericton on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and in...

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UNB launches new interdisciplinary speaker series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is launching a new interdisciplinary speakers series called Conversations on Time. Each speaker of this three-part series will examine the theme of time through the lens of their academic field to engage participants in an interdisciplinary dialogue. “We are hoping to engage the university community in exciting interdisciplinary academic conversations, to...

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University of New Brunswick hosts fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fourth annual UNB Remembers Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus starting at noon. Joy Cummings Photo, UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 4, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. Featuring reflections and...

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Futures Atlantic Symposium to be held at University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

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


The Centre for Financial Studies at the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the Futures Atlantic Symposium this Friday, Nov. 4, an afternoon of investment career training and employment opportunities for students across Atlantic Canada interested in careers in finance and investment. The Futures Atlantic Symposium will be held at the Wu Conference Centre on the University of New...

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