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Queer Research Day celebrates LGBTQ research at UNB and STU

Communications

Posted: March 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University faculty and students have collaborated to host Queer Research Day on Friday, March 31, 2017, coinciding with International Transgender Day of Visibility. Queer Research Day is a one-day conference, hosted by the UNB faculty of arts, designed to provide a unique opportunity for faculty and students to share their LGBTQ+ research and...

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Askomiw Beyond 150 Celebration of Resilience theme of UNB Powwow

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Wednesday April 5, 2017, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the third annual UNB Powwow, Askomiw (Beyond) 150: Celebration of Resilience, at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free public event, and everyone is invited to attend. The UNB Powwow celebrates the resiliency of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and...

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UNB students display work at 2017 Engineering Design Symposium

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBDesign) on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium, one of the faculty’s premier annual events, will showcase the designs of 300 final-year engineering students in all disciplinary capstone design courses. Local...

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Update on water main break and boil water order - March 29

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


We would like to thank the UNB community for their patience and cooperation during the past few days with respect to the water main break on the UNB Fredericton campus. Our crews worked diligently to address the issue and the broken water main has been repaired, however as a precautionary measure, we are planning to repair another section of pipe this evening. Effective at 9 p.m., Marshall...

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Conversations about time Is technology clouding our minds and concept of time

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


In the third installment of the University of New Brunswick’s Conversations Speaker Series, Dr. Ellen Rose, UNB professor of education, will explore how technology is affecting our ability to manage time and to think clearly. During this interactive event, Dr. Rose will engage the audience with the idea that increases in the amount of information we consume is altering our concept of time,...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will read from Truth & Honour on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Truth and Honour explores the 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland, of the prominent family that owns Moosehead Breweries, the ensuing police investigation and the arrest, trial and...

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Seaweeds could be the key to Parkinson s disease cure researchers find

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Seaweeds could hold the key to a cure for Parkinson’s disease, says a researcher at the University of New Brunswick. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network based at UNB Saint John, was one of the authors of a study published recently in the journal Neuroscience Letters. The emergence of Parkinson’s...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,”...

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UNB engineering students develop interactive map to determine best locations for low-income housing

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


It can be difficult for a city to appropriately assess the best spot to build social housing. Three University of New Brunswick students have developed a new way for a municipality to determine where to place low-income houses to help people thrive. Geodesy and geomatics engineering students Andrew Al-Assadi, Mobene Tahershamsi and Stefan Bazar designed a web-based geographic information...

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University of New Brunswick institute welcomes provincial initiative on data-driven policy

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


An institute at the University of New Brunswick dedicated to advancing public policy research will be greatly enhanced by an announcement from the provincial government today. Through its highly secure facility on the university’s Fredericton campus, the New Brunswick Institute of Research, Data and Training has been on the forefront of data-driven research on health in the province since...

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UNB and Kent help community in France celebrate Year of Canada

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Kent Building Supplies are helping a small community in France celebrate its Year of Canada. UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society and Kent have sent 500 Canadian flags to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, a small farming village in France. The mayor of Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Pierre Senechal, has declared 2017 the Year of Canada in his community as a thank...

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Update on UNB water main break and boil water order

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


** Updated March 28 at 7:10 a.m. ** A water main break occurred at UNB on March 27, impacting several buildings on campus. The Print Shop at Marshall d’Avray Hall will be closed until further notice, however all other offices and buildings have reopened with a Boil Water Order in effect until further notice. Boil Water Order A boil water order has been issued by the Department of Health and is...

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UNB entrepreneurial spirit shines at Breakthru competition

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial spirit shined Thursday night as students, alumni and staff were among contestants vying for the top prize at the 2017 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition. Four UNB-connected companies came away as prize winners in the provincial category. The top prize in the category went to Pfera, which will get an infusion of nearly...

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UNB professor to be presented with prestigious honour from government of France

Communications

Posted: March 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Robert Viau, a professor of French at the University of New Brunswick, is receiving one of the highest civic orders bestowed by France for his outstanding contributions to education. In a special ceremony to be held Friday, March 24, Dr. Viau will be named a Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms. The award was established in 1808 by Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte to honour educators from...

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University of New Brunswick to honour prominent alumni at gala event in Saint John

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


This Thursday, March 23, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the achievements of nine alumni and one dedicated staff person at a gala event at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a physician tackling some of the most pressing and controversial medical issues of our time, a lawyer who was instrumental in bringing same-sex marriage to...

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Update on the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gym

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


I’m writing to the University of New Brunswick and greater Fredericton communities today to provide an update with regards to the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium and the Sir Max Aitken Pool. Last fall, the university received tremendous news from the federal and provincial governments that they would join us in constructing a new home for the faculty of kinesiology, a long-time...

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Second annual UNB Green Review highlights a year of sustainability success at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has recycled more than 50,000 pounds of electronic waste over the past three years, the equivalent weight of three elephants, according to the 2015-16 UNB Green Review. This annual report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives happening at the university, green champions on campus and suggestions on how to live more...

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Meags Fitzgerald to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning illustrator, graphic novelist and stop-motion animator Meags Fitzgerald will read from Photobooth: A Biography on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on UNB’s Saint John campus. For almost a century, chemical photo booths have occupied public spaces, giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these...

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Stewart McKelvey endows scholarships to support University of New Brunswick law students

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada’s first regional law firm, today announced it is furthering its commitment to UNB law students with a leadership gift of $200,000. This donation will support the Frank Covert and Stewart McKelvey scholarships and create a new scholarship to promote and encourage diversity among the entering class. UNB Dean of Law John Williamson is proud of the firm’s support....

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Students across Atlantic Canada compete for 1 000 towards mental health initiatives on campus

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students from eight Atlantic Canadian universities are set to take part in the 2nd Annual MoodCheck Challenge. From March 20 to the 24, students are encouraged to sign up and track their mood using the MoodCheck app. “At Counselling Services, we work to help students understand how their environment and behavior impact their mental wellbeing,” says Matt MacLean, mental health strategist with...

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UNB students propose a way to recycle industry heat waste to warm neighbouring school

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


As part of an engineering design course at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, fourth-year chemical engineering students toured McCain Foods in September, with little idea that they would soon uncover an innovative way to recycle its waste streams. After some research and investigating however, the group of students created a design that could allow McCain Foods to take...

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars gain international experience as well as education

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Aly Pickard-Tattrie applied to University of New Brunswick, she knew that she wanted to travel abroad. What she didn’t know was that she was about to embark on an internship that would inspire her career. “I chose to go to UNB, actually, because of its international program,” she says. “I knew coming out of high school that I wanted to go away.” Veronica McGinn, UNB’s coordinator of...

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Solar storms trigger peculiar communication troubles on Earth UNB researcher finds

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new study, co-authored by a University of New Brunswick professor, shows that eruptions on the sun’s surface not only contribute to the famous northern lights, but also disrupt radio communications and GPS navigation systems on Earth, in a previously unknown way. Dr. Richard Langley, professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering at UNB, worked with researchers from the Technical University...

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UNB Policy Studies Centre and New Brunswick Business Council release report on carbon pricing

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today, the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick released a report along with 10 key recommendations that emerged from the Symposium on Carbon Pricing in New Brunswick held in January,which was organized through the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick in partnership with the New Brunswick Business Council. The forum brought together a diverse group of 60...

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UNB community health centre moves to permanent location

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A key teaching and community resource for UNB Fredericton’s Faculty of Nursing now has a larger, improved home thanks to a partnership with Horizon Health Network and the Government of New Brunswick, as well as support from numerous donors. The Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCHC) delivers an integrated program in which primary health-care services, teaching and research are...

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UNB s Great War Lecture Series explores the connection between modern and ancient war memorials

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Dr. Matt Sears planned a tour of the battle fields of Western Europe with his father and father-in-law last May, he didn’t expect that what he saw would influence his research on Ancient Greece. The associate professor in the department of classics and ancient history, will present a lecture exploring the connections he’s observed between Mother Canada, the memorial in France commemorating...

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UNB engineering students partner with city to solve dam issues

Communications

Posted: March 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB engineering students visit the site of Campbell Creek dam Fourth-year civil engineering student Maria Thomas has gained a lot of valuable knowledge this year about her field of study that couldn’t be taught within the walls of a classroom. She is one of eight students who have partnered with the City of Fredericton to find a solution to the Campbell Creek Dam — a 100-year old dam that was...

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University of New Brunswick partners with Terrestrial Energy

Communications

Posted: March 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. William Cook The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants, have partnered for integral molten salt reactor (IMSR) validation and verification work. This is part of Terrestrial Energy’s program of regulatory activities required for IMSR power plant deployment. Molten salts are high-temperature ionic fluids with an advantage:...

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UNB alumnus awarded prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from European Union

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings / UNB Photo University of New Brunswick alumnus Dr. Jeff Clements has been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union (EU) to conduct postdoctoral research in Europe. The fellowship, which allows researchers to study in EU and EU-associated countries, supports “the best, most-promising individual researchers from...

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UNB works to help students affected by Trump Administration s Travel Ban

Communications

Posted: March 2, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick seeks to provide assistance to students affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, which created confusion and anxiety for thousands of students and staff, studying or working at American institutions. “UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution,” said George MacLean, Vice-President (Academic), UNB. “We played an...

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Where math and fun intersect

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator, “thus inspiring their further interest and...

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