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New technology at the University of New Brunswick changing the face of disaster relief

Communications

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

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


University of New Brunswick postdoctoral fellow Shabnam Jabari is developing technology that promises to be a game-changer for government, aid organizations and first responders around the world. During Dr. Jabari’s senior year of undergraduate study at University of Tehran, a disastrous earthquake struck the southern Iranian city of Bam. The 6.6-magnitude quake in 2003 destroyed homes and...

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UNB bionics expert named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year

Communications

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

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


For Jon Sensinger, associate director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a childhood dream has turned into an innovative career – one that is changing lives across the globe. A pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Sensinger was recently named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) after...

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Settlement reached in women s hockey matter at UNB

Communications

Posted: December 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have reached an agreement following the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2, 2016 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. UNB had applied for a judicial a review of the ruling, and had also struck a task force in June 2016 to review the matter. The task force...

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Provincial government invests more than 200 000 in UNBSJ s Promise Partnership

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The provincial government has invested more than $216,000 in the Promise Partnership over the last two academic years at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through the Access and Success program. “Your government believes that a well-educated workforce is essential to growing the economy and creating jobs. That is why we are pleased to support important programs like the...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Contract Academic Employees (CAE) membership. This follows a positive ratification vote held by AUNBT’s CAE membership on Sept. 13, 2016. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for...

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Government of Canada Helps UNB Establish Energy Innovation Program

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Program will support development of energy and cybersecurity startups The J. Herbert Smith Technology Management Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will establish an Energy Innovation Program, thanks to help from the Government of Canada and key partners focused on advancing the energy and cybersecurity sectors. Delivered through a unique accelerator, Energia...

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UNB and the CyberLaunch Academy introduce elementary students to coding robotics and virtual reality

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


CyberLaunch Academy and University of New Brunswick partnered with Garden Creek Elementary School to hold a two-hour technology workshop for students Friday. UNB computer science students and CyberLaunch Academy’s instructors introduced the fourth graders to computer science and modern information technology. Students wrote their first computer program using visual programming environment...

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UNB receives 400 000 to aid in research of chronic illness

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Canada Inc. and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have announced a strategic collaboration with the New Brunswick government and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) based at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. This partnership will accelerate the creation of an integrated health information...

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IBM announces University of New Brunswick among top organizations involved in cybercrime project

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


IBM announced this morning that the University of New Brunswick is one of the top organizations around the world working with the global firm to push new frontiers in cognitive security – leveraging IBM Watson for Cyber Security to enhance their own live security operations, while also helping IBM refine Watson’s cybersecurity capabilities and pioneer new use-cases for the technology. After...

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On Dec 6 the University of New Brunswick Remembers

Communications

Posted: December 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were...

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UNB's Ali Ghorbani appointed Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity

Communications

Posted: December 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings Ali Ghorbani, dean of computer science at the University of New Brunswick, has been named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity. “I’m incredibly excited by the opportunity this Canada Research Chair presents, and grateful for the federal investment and recognition,” Dr. Ghorbani said. “This will allow me to expand my research program,...

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