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Students at UNB receive Canada s largest STEM scholarship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB one of 20 Canadian universities to announce its 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners Madeleine Crawford of Cornwall, P.E.I. and Nathan McNally of Wolfville, N.S. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program...

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UNB scientist lands federal funding for flexible laminate to power gadgets

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher is receiving federal funding that will help further develop a stretchable, flexible laminate that can provide power to a wide range of electronic devices. Dr. Anna Ignaszak, an associate professor of chemistry at UNB, has been working for three years to develop the rechargeable coating designed to deliver long-lasting power in small devices such as...

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UNB welcomes Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of science applied science and engineering

Communications

Posted: August 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has appointed Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. van Zyll de Jong comes to UNB from Memorial University, where he served as associate professor of applied ecology in the School of Science and Environment at Grenfell Campus. Dr. van Zyll de Jong served a three-year term as Director of the...

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UNB's Saint John College now an official CELPIP test centre

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John College at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus is now offering the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), Canada’s leading English language test for those applying for Canadian permanent residency and citizenship. Saint John College is excited to offer the CELPIP, and hopes to address the needs of the immigrant community by offering...

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UNB to host global bionics symposium

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


People from around the globe will soon be descending on Fredericton to attend an international bionics symposium hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2017 officially kicks off on Aug. 15 at the Delta Fredericton and runs through to Aug. 18. Since 1972, UNB’s world-renowned Institute of Biomedical Engineering...

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Chancellor emeritus UNB alumni named to Order of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick for his accomplishments as a business executive and for his contributions to public education in the province. “This is fitting recognition for all that Dr. Currie has done for New Brunswick. He has had a phenomenally successful business career and has invested tremendous energy, time and resources...

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Harrison McCain Foundation provides new opportunities for UNB faculty members

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Twenty-three faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at the University of New Brunswick. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016, are focused in four areas ranging from support...

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UNB announces cannabis health research chair

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (CSE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) are investing a combined $1 million, $500,000 each, over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick. The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis. This research will expand UNB’s commitment to...

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UNB to launch Memorial Forest project

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will launch its Memorial Forest project at its Fredericton campus tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2, during a ceremony that will also dedicate the forest’s 150th tree in honour of Canada 150. One-hundred and forty-nine trees have been planted on the university’s Fredericton campus over the years, standing in memory of members of the UNB community, in honour of...

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