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Novelist Ann Eriksson to read at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Ann Eriksson, novelist and biologist, will read from The Performance on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge at UNB’s Fredericton campus and as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Eye-opening and compelling, Ms. Eriksson’s The Performance is rooted in the narrator’s feelings of compassion,...

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Second annual Open Data Visualization Challenge to showcase the power of open data

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you know that after installing the moose fence along Highway 7, the number of vehicle collisions with moose dropped dramatically? Thanks to last year’s Open Data Visualization Challenge winners, this was demonstrated conclusively in front of private industry, educators and government – and included recommendations for future fence placements. The New Brunswick Social Policy Research...

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Lawyer who represented Omar Khadr coming to UNB

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Posted: October 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, will be giving a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 26. Dennis Edney practises criminal and constitutional law and has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Supreme Court. He will be...

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Renowned fish ecologist to speak at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prominent American ecologist who specializes in fish populations and community ecology will be delivering the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Kirk Winemiller is regents professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on fish populations and community ecology,...

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Robotics and bionics innovator to speak at UNB

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A Norwegian engineer behind research as diverse as bionic limbs, robotic submarines and an artificial organ as a potential cure for diabetes will be lecturing at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Øyvind Stavdahl, co-founder of the subsea robotics firm Eelume and an associate professor in engineering cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), will be...

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Sally Armstrong to present at University of New Brunswick for Celebration of Women Series

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sally Armstrong, internationally renowned speaker, journalist, award-winning author and human rights activist, will be the featured speaker at the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumnae’s inaugural Celebration of Women Speaker Series. Her lecture, “Yes You Can: The Good News About Women that the World Cannot Ignore,” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Wu Conference Centre...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Bruce Meyer

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet and educator Bruce Meyer will read from Portraits of Canadian Writers and 1967: Centennial Year on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In Portraits of Canadian Writers, Dr. Meyer shares the portraits of some of Canada’s most beloved writers alongside anecdotes that reveal their personalities. Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Ray Robertson, Bronwen Wallace – these...

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Peace and Friendship Treaty days at UNB to examine indigenous political traditions

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on Oct. 23 and 24, examining the contributions of indigenous political traditions to Confederation. On the 150th anniversary year of Canada’s Confederation, the event will feature a keynote speech by Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas – the first Mi’kmaw to be appointed...

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UNB researchers part of 3 million project addressing domestic violence

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by more than $3 million in federal funding, researchers with the nursing faculty at the University of New Brunswick have joined colleagues at universities in Canada and the U.S. in studying a new approach to helping women who experience domestic violence. Co-led by UNB’s Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, the researchers are tasked with examining the effectiveness of iHEAL, an emerging model of...

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Digitized UNB Red Bomber football films from 1950s and 60s revive old memories

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Recently digitized films are providing a window into the history of club and varsity football in the Maritimes. A provincial grant from the Council of Archives of New Brunswick has allowed the University of New Brunswick Libraries to post online 25 Red Bomber football films from 1958 to 1961 and 1963 to 1968. UNB Archives & Special Collections staff had known about the existence of the films....

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UNB hosts Science Atlantic Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science conference

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science annual conference from Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 on its UNB Fredericton campus. Around 150 undergraduate and graduate students and 50 faculty members from universities around the Atlantic provinces, including Memorial, Acadia, Dalhousie, Mount St. Vincent, Mt. Allison and UPEI...

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UNB lecture examines the case for women as peacebuilders

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


In an upcoming lecture at the University of New Brunswick, a specialist in peace and reconciliation in conflict zones will present the case for more women to be involved in global peacebuilding. On Monday, Oct. 16 at the university’s Fredericton campus, Rebekah Sears will present a free public lecture entitled “From the Grassroots to the Negotiating Tables: The Case for Women as...

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UNB to grant two honorary degrees at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will grant two honorary degrees during its fall Convocation ceremonies. UNB Fredericton’s 63rd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 19 Business mogul and long-time public servant Francis McGuire will receive an honorary doctorate of letters. Francis McGuire received a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University, a diploma in European politics from the Institute...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at UNB goes global in cyber defence effort

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is joining forces with a global network dedicated to defending against highly disruptive cyberattacks. The institute is one of 14 leading organizations from around the world invited to form the new Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, or Global EPIC, which holds its inaugural...

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Lecture at UNB examines Desmond Pacey s contributions to literary landscape

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


As one of Canada’s leading literary critics and historians, Desmond Pacey pioneered changing attitudes towards Canadian literature and was an instrumental figure in promoting Canadian literary studies at the University of New Brunswick. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Pacey’s birth, Tony Tremblay, professor of English at St. Thomas University and, until recently, Canada Research...

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National study suggests greener surroundings lead to a longer life

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a new Canadian study suggests that living in greener environments can actually affect how long you live. Dr. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, with a team of researchers from across Canada and the...

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Bell investing 100 000 to collaborate with UNB s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Bell Canada is announcing the establishment of a National Service Centre in Fredericton and, with it, investing $100,000 in the University of New Brunswick to collaborate with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. The collaboration between Bell and the institute is part of a $3.6-million investment from Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) to support job creation and further expand the...

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UNB launches Atlantic salmon research chair as part of 1 3 million in funding from Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks. The investment by CAST – a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants focused on...

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Red Shawl Campaign at UNB honours missing and murdered Indigenous women

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


At UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the month of October is devoted to bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The third annual Red Shawl Campaign serves to bring the community together in recognition of these tragedies, while also providing comfort and support to victim’s families. A number of special events will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct....

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UNB student film selected for FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Living the Dream – a short film written, directed and produced by UNB students Mackenzie Kierstead, Luke Lee-Knight, Vu Pham and Mathew Gracie – was recently selected for FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. The four students, all enrolled in UNB’s Media Arts & Cultures program, created Living the Dream as part of the From Away post-secondary film competition produced by the Atlantic...

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