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UNB welcomes federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan as she announces funding for cutting-edge research

Communications

Posted: February 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard / UNB Photo Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, visited the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus to announce the recipients of the 2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund awards. This funding helps Canadian universities and their researchers acquire infrastructure to create state-of-the-art facilities that...

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Terry Fox Research Institute invests 5 million in research effort lead by the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Terry Fox Research Institute today announced an investment of $5 million for New Brunswick researchers and their colleagues at other cancer centres in Canada to study how new precision medicine tools could improve, and potentially save, the lives of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “This $5 million for the Multiple Myeloma...

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UNB s Cyber Girls workshops empower girls to explore the growing world of tech

Communications

Posted: February 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB’s faculty of computer science is introducing a series of interactive workshops for middle school girls interested in technology. Leah Bidlake, an instructor with UNB’s faculty of computer science, notes that a common barrier between young girls and computer science is a lack of confidence due to the myths surrounding the field. “It’s important to expose young girls not only to the realities...

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University of New Brunswick alumni in the race for space

Communications

Posted: February 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Geoscientist Crystal LaFlamme never imagined that she would have the right stuff to be one of Canada’s next astronauts. She’s pleased to discover that she was wrong. In the highly competitive jockeying to be chosen for this country’s space program, the University of New Brunswick graduate has survived three rounds of cuts and is today one of 72 people shortlisted by the Canadian Space Agency...

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UNB hosts University of Winnipeg s associate VP of Indigenous affairs

Communications

Posted: February 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting speaker Kevin Lamoureux. The associate vice-president of Indigenous affairs with the University of Winnipeg will discuss how universities and communities can work together to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. “Meeting the TRC’s calls to action” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in...

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Author Riel Nason to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Shane Nason Author Riel Nason will read from All the Things We Leave Behind on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Riel Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human...

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Historic love letters from famous Canadian poet find a home at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Digital copy of letter from CGD Roberts to E Smith 10 November, 1926. Evelyn Smith Acquisition 2016.032 (Credit UNB Archives & Special Collections) A collection of romantic letters written by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, who is considered to be the father of Canadian poetry, has found a new home in the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections. Mr. Roberts was known to have...

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Aboriginal comedian Ryan McMahon to perform at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting Anishinaabe performer Ryan McMahon as he tackles themes like reconciliation, Canada’s 150th birthday party and the intricacies of moose meat pie. “Two Moccasins, Two Worlds” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall. With a degree in theatre and as a graduate of the Second City’s...

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University of New Brunswick responds to 2017-18 provincial budget

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The provincial government announced today that it will seek agreements with publicly-funded universities to fund pilot projects and commit to four-year predictability in both tuition for students and funding provided by government. The government will seek to enter into memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with universities, recognizing each institution’s individual strengths and areas of...

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Inaugural Health Research Chair in Diabetes at the University of New Brunswick named

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


An expert in population health and former analyst at the World Health Organization has been named to a $1 million health research chair in diabetes at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Neeru Gupta becomes the first person to hold the Canadian Diabetes Association-New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair in Diabetes Research. She previously worked to improve public health systems,...

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