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UNB student digs deep for athletic and academic success

Communications

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

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


Education is a swift-moving stream. Fall out of the current, and it’s easy to be left behind. Bruce Savoie knows this better than most. The 26-year-old University of New Brunswick student and keeper on the UNB Saint John soccer team has just been named a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian, the organization’s most prestigious award. It’s an achievement made more...

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Accomplished UNB student recruited by Air Canada CEO

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Students are generally told to “make the most” of their time at university. University of New Brunswick Saint John student, and one of its 2017 Graduating Student Leadership Award winners, Dana Dodsworth seems to have taken that advice to heart. The award is given to students who has “made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint...

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University of New Brunswick researcher invited to Monaco to present on developing integrated aquaculture in marine protected areas

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick marine biology researcher Thierry Chopin was an invited panelist at the eighth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held recently in Monaco. The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince...

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Fredericton family creates scholarship endowment at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Siblings Bob, Tim, John and Iris Bliss were all active students when they attended the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in the 1950s – they participated in student societies and sports teams, and excelled academically. In the years since graduating, their ties to their alma mater have remained strong. From their support of athletics facilities and teams, to leadership with the...

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John Kleefeld named dean of law at University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


John Kleefeld will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of law. Professor Kleefeld comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan where he served as associate law professor with experience in teaching tort law, civil procedure, dispute resolution, legal research, and judgment writing. He has an LLM from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, an LLB from...

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Parks Canada partners with University of New Brunswick to bring bioarchaeological field program to national historic site

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with Parks Canada, will offer a bioarchaeology field program at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site during the summer of 2017. This unique collaboration will document, protect, and preserve 18th-century burial grounds at Rochefort Point that are currently threatened by coastal erosion. Students will have...

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University of New Brunswick hosts Three Minute Thesis Eastern Regionals

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Imagine summing up years of detailed and complex research to a general audience – and doing it in just three minutes. That’s exactly what 10 graduate students are challenged to do for the Eastern Regional Three Minute Thesis competition being hosted by University of New Brunswick on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Ten graduate students from universities across Atlantic Canada and Quebec will converge...

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Imagine the university as an economic engine

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Universities are often described as key supports of economic development. Which they undeniably are. But to consider them “supports” alone overlooks the potentially greater contribution universities can make as engines of economic growth and innovation, particularly at the regional level. The recent federal budget seems to recognize this greater opportunity, providing investments that will...

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Dr Joanne Wright named UNB dean of arts

Communications

Posted: April 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Joanne Wright has been named the new dean of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright, a professor of political science, has previously served as acting associate dean of arts, associate dean of arts, and, most recently, acting dean of arts at UNB. Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, she believes in the value of the humanities and social...

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University of New Brunswick professor up for awards for Oland book history of policing text

Communications

Posted: April 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland, a book by Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, has been named as a finalist for Canada’s National Business Book Award. It is the first of two of Dr. Marquis’ books to be nominated for awards this year, as he also recently learned that his law-enforcement history...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

Communications

Posted: April 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has been advised by New Brunswick’s Public Health Office (Public Health) that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with measles. The University and the affected student are cooperating with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. The student in question was not a member of the residence community, is currently...

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University of New Brunswick professor nominated for prestigious Canada Prize

Communications

Posted: April 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Donald Wright, associate professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has made the shortlist for the 2017 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for his book, Donald Creighton: A Life in History. Professor Creighton, a historian who is considered to have written the definitive biography of Sir John A. MacDonald, saw his reputation...

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UNB s annual faculty of computer science research exposition focuses on the state of IT in New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting its annual faculty of computer science research exposition this Friday, April 7, 2017. The event will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the future of information technology in New Brunswick. “This event is a forum where researchers, practitioners and users of information and communication technologies can come together to learn and share new...

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University of New Brunswick to host high school Brain Bee competition

Communications

Posted: April 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


High school students from across the Maritime region will show off their knowledge of neuroscience at the first-ever University of New Brunswick Brain Bee and compete for an opportunity to attend the Canadian Institute of Health Research National Brain Bee. The event is organized by UNB’s department of psychology and will be held on Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the UNB...

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University of New Brunswick engineering students battle for cardboard boat supremacy

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Cardboard boat. It sounds like the first half of a joke someone forgot to finish. But second-year civil engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are building eight of them to race Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. And the stakes are high. These aren’t model ships – these boats will need to hold the students’ professors. “I’ve thought about putting the students in the boat....

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