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Global study reveals first glimpse of wintering habit of puffins may help in effort to revive populations

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Posted: November 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


For the first time, researchers have been able to track the movements of puffin populations in the winter – a breakthrough that they hope will help provide clues to ensure the long-term survival of the species. In an international study involving researchers from the University of New Brunswick, scientists were able to track the cold weather habits of puffins in the North Atlantic. Over the...

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UNB student to explore remote crater after winning prestigious international award

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Posted: November 29, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prestigious international award will allow a University of New Brunswick student to study a remote impact crater in Canada’s Far North that has remained unexplored by science for 50 years. Maree McGregor, a graduate student in earth sciences with UNB’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, will be heading to the Nicholson Lake impact crater, located about 600 kilometres east of Yellowknife in...

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Are we teaching history wrong UNB s Alan Sears to deliver the 2017 Eaton Lecture

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Posted: November 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Has the study of history been overlooked in today’s schools? Alan Sears, professor of education at the University of New Brunswick, will explore the role of history in school curricula and its implications for social and civic engagement in the 2017 Eaton Lecture. This year’s Eaton Lecture will be held on Dec. 4 in Toronto. According to Dr. Sears, history has lost ground in school curricula,...

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UNB Board vice-chair named one of Canada s 100 Most Powerful Women

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Posted: November 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The vice-chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The Women’s Executive Network, an international organization that creates networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for executive-minded women, released its picks for the country’s 100 most powerful women last week. Ms. Tingley was selected in the RBC Champions...

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UNB researcher earns high honour

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Posted: November 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, is to be inducted later this week as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences. An internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Nason-Clark’s innovative research on religion and domestic violence has altered how...

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Conference in Fredericton to examine philosophy of espionage aboriginal life cold weather climates

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University are this week hosting the first major international conference dedicated to exploring a uniquely Canadian philosophy. Drawing on presentations and speeches by prominent and emerging scholars of philosophy from both Canada and the United States, the “What is Canadian Philosophy?” conference from Nov. 23 to 25 is being held in honour of...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature reading by novelist Michael Kaan

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Novelist Michael Kaan will read from The Water Beetles on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of Saint John campus. Mr. Kaan was born in Winnipeg, the second child of a father from Hong Kong and a Canadian mother. The Water Beetles is his first novel, and is a finalist for a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award. Written in restrained, yet beautiful...

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Silver Wave Film Festival shines spotlight on talent at UNB

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick students, staff and faculty had a strong showing at the 17th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival. Two of the three films nominated for Best New Brunswick Short Drama or Comedy were from UNB alumni or faculty, while other films received multiple nominations. UNB Saint John bachelor of arts alumna Tracey Lavigne premiered her first film to great acclaim. Ms. Lavigne’s...

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UNB researcher appointed to federal climate change panel

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Posted: November 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Louise Comeau, director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick, has been appointed to a federal panel examining how Canada is coping in the face of a warming planet. Ottawa’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results will make recommendations on how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial...

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UNB researchers explore struggle among youth to reconcile sex and religious beliefs

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Posted: November 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Religious youth are experiencing conflict between their beliefs and their initial sexual experiences, and it may be impacting their self-identity and relationship with religion, a new study has found. UNB psychology professor Dr. Scott Ronis and student researcher Camille Garceau didn’t set out to explore the dynamic between sex and religion. But it was a subject that kept coming up when...

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UNB researchers release first-ever study of nurse practitioners in the province

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Posted: November 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A landmark study by University of New Brunswick researchers is shedding light on the work of nurse practitioners in the province for the first time since they were licensed to practise here in 2002. Senior Teaching Associate Sharon Hamilton and Assistant Professor Tracey Rickards, both of UNB’s faculty of nursing, collected survey data from close to 100 nurse practitioners and nearly 700...

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Conference at UNB explores the value of creativity

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Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Nora Young, Canadian broadcaster and host of CBC’s Spark, believes everyone can be creative. Ms. Young is one of three keynote speakers scheduled to talk at the Creative Connections Conference at the University of New Brunswick this Thursday, Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 18. She will deliver her talk Friday, Nov. 17 at noon. The conference is being held at the Wu Conference Centre in partnership...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2017

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Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced that New Brunswick students, Taylor Lee of Second Falls, N.B. and Brianna Forbes of Targettville, N.B. are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000.00 ($10,000.00 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB’s Saint John campus with a history of exemplary achievements as students,...

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UNB salutes three changemakers with teaching awards

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Posted: November 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Three University of New Brunswick educators are being saluted by students and colleagues for transforming the classroom experience. Assistant dean of science Katherine Barclay, physics professor Ben Newling and chemistry instructor Valerie Reeves have received awards recognizing their dedication to innovative teaching. Whether it is fostering a positive environment, designing a course to...

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Governor general pays visit to UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her first official visit to New Brunswick, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, toured UNB’s world-class Institute of Biomedical Engineering on Nov. 7. Greeted by Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, and Karen Cunningham, vice-president (administration and finance), on arrival, the Governor General was led on a tour of the institute’s...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2018

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Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


For the fifth time in six years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2018 yesterday. UNB is one of five Canadian universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re so pleased to be named as one of the country’s top employers again this year,” says Eddy Campbell,...

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UNB professor to be inducted as a Chevalier Knight in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France

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Posted: November 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is to be awarded the distinction of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France for his work as a researcher, teacher and communicator in the field of marine biology and aquaculture. Dr. Chopin will be invested into the Order by Her Excellency, Mrs. Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Pauline Dakin

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Posted: November 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Well-known CBC journalist Pauline Dakin will read from her book RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square. Ms. Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television and print, she was also a senior producer...

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UNB Remembers ceremony to commemorate service and sacrifice

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Posted: November 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s fifth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Monday, Nov. 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the impact of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond...

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