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UNB grad on verge of learning if he is Canada s next astronaut

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick alumnus Alex DeLorey will find out on Canada Day if he is going to be one of this nation’s newest astronauts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to reveal the Canadian Space Agency’s two successful candidates on Saturday on Parliament Hill, bringing the year-long selection process for two new astronauts to a close. “I’m feeling a bit relieved that the whole year is...

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Federal and provincial governments support companies looking to get smart-grid ready

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two-year pilot project will help businesses with research and development in smart grid innovation The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) and Ignite Fredericton are joining forces to provide funding to help small- and medium-sized businesses in this region conduct smart grid research, development and testing to help increase their growth potential in this fast-growing sector. Supporting...

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New Brunswick cybersecurity startup secures more than 500 000 in investment

Communications

Posted: June 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


First cybersecurity firm incubated at UNB’s Energia Ventures accelerator launches public early adopter program for its innovative technology Beauceron Security Inc. a startup founded at the University of New Brunswick, has secured more than $500,000 in equity funding from private and public investors. “We are thrilled to launch New Brunswick’s newest fully funded cybersecurity firm and...

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J D Irving Limited and UNB announce 2017 scholarship recipients

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Desiree Pictou, above, left, currently lives on Ugpi'Ganjig, Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, and will be starting her degree in business administration in September at UNB’s Fredericton campus. Caroline Burpee from Jacksonville, N.B., will...

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Leading expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to speak at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


As the demand grows for professionals working with people that have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, the University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning is holding a public session next week led by one of Canada’s foremost experts in the field. Dr. Michelle Stewart, strategic research lead with Canada FASD Research Network and director of the Community Research Unit at the...

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School junk food bans affect student weight UNB researcher finds

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Over the past 12 years, six Canadian provinces have implemented bans on the sale of junk food on school property to address child health issues like obesity. Philip Leonard, with the department of economics at the University of New Brunswick and a health economist at UNB's New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, recently completed the study “Do School Junk Food Bans Improve...

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National Aboriginal Day and UNB s role in reconciliation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community, Today, as Canada marks National Aboriginal Day, I am reminded of the treaties our ancestors signed in the 18th century, and that still bind us today. These treaties brought our peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship, and even today these ideals provide the right direction for all of us. As a university, the work we undertake transforms the...

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Transportation safety research earns UNB professor national award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick engineering professor has been saluted nationally for his work in improving the safety of roads and highways. Dr. Eric Hildebrand, a professor of civil engineering at UNB and the co-ordinator of UNB’s Transportation Group, has received the prestigious Sir Sandford Fleming Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his work across the country...

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UNB names varsity women s hockey coach

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Sarah Hilworth has been named head coach of its women’s varsity hockey team. Ms. Hilworth joins the UNB Varsity Reds after two seasons as head coach of the Broncos at Olds College in Alberta. There, she built the Broncos women’s hockey program up from its birth in 2015. Prior to becoming the first women’s hockey coach at Olds...

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National women s hockey team trains at UNB to prepare for 2018 Winter Olympics

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is playing host to the country’s best in women’s hockey. The 28 players named to Hockey Canada’s Olympic centralization roster are participating in a training camp at UNB’s Fredericton campus until June 12. The camp is focused on off-ice training, concentrating on fitness-testing, dry land training as well as physical and mental preparation. “Working with...

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Creative writers converge on UNB

Communications

Posted: June 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be bringing some of the nation’s strongest creative voices to Fredericton from June 9-11 when it hosts Canada’s Writing Conference, an annual event for the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs organization. UNB English professor and writer Dr. Sue Sinclair sits on the organization’s board, and was tasked with helping bring the national conference...

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Inside a DNA research lab at UNB Decoding life under our waters to ensure species survival

Communications

Posted: June 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Four hundred million lines of text: that’s how much data is in a single gene-sequencing file when Scott Pavey’s team receives it. If you wanted to scan it manually, and generously assume it would take one second per line to look at, it would take you 12 and a half years of reading around the clock to get through it all. Fortunately, Dr. Pavey is backed up by $1 million in infrastructure,...

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Arctic research lands physics professor an invitation to speak at prestigious symposium in Norway

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, Dr. P.T. Jayachandran, chair of the physics department at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been building a research network across the Arctic. Known as the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network, it has grown to be the largest ionospheric research network in the Arctic. Dr. Jayachandran’s work and expertise has not gone unnoticed. He has...

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UNB professors secure 127 500 for first feature film

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick professors Dr. Robert Gray (English), Dr. Matt Rogers (Education) along with UNB graduate and filmmaker Jon Dewar have secured $127,500 in funding from Telefilm Canada and The Talent Fund along with Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, to produce an original feature-length film. “We all cheered when we heard, the three of us, and then I think we all started kind of...

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UNB student to research how exercise may aid soldiers with PTSD

Communications

Posted: June 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by a prestigious research award, a University of New Brunswick student is embarking on a study to determine how exercise can help soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Lieutenant Terry Fitzpatrick, a kinesiology student at UNB, has a deeply personal interest in the subject – he suffers from PTSD himself after a tour in Afghanistan a decade ago. “I may never be cured,” says...

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UNB STU and NBCC work together to combat campus sexual assault

Communications

Posted: June 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), St. Thomas University (STU) and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) have partnered with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre to develop a tri-campus sexual assault strategy. “Together, with the support and expertise of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, we can continue to develop new and innovative ways to be proactive in creating a safe campus...

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