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UNB students come to aid of Fredericton food bank with their ingenuity

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Posted: March 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Three engineering students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have applied their innovative know-how to aid a local food bank, devising new technology to help address a pressing need. The trio have dedicated countless hours to help the Fredericton Food Bank at Greener Village by advancing an inefficient manual compost grinder. “Our main goal is to create something that...

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UNB students advance to national competition with pitch for smart highway concept

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Posted: March 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A team of students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus pitching a concept for an intelligent highway are in the running for the top prize in a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. The business students vaulted into the top 20 of the CanInfra Challenge with their proposal for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to...

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Engaging youth to capture indigenous history focus of lecture at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: March 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON — For Maine ethnohistorian Micah Pawling, there is an urgency to record today's indigenous history. He's working with the Passamaquoddy in a project that will involve them in recording their own cultural history by capturing knowledge from their elders. "Our project is about empowering people to engage in, and to actually produce, their own history," says Dr. Pawling, an assistant...

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Six UNB professors celebrated at upcoming books event

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Posted: March 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's department of history and politics will be celebrating the launch of books by six of its professors on Tuesday, March 27 at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square, Saint John. All have written or edited books published in 2017 or 2018.  Dr. Joanna Everitt, Dr. J.P. Lewis, Dr. Cheryl Fury, Dr. Debra Lindsay, Dr. Greg Marquis and a retired member of the...

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University of New Brunswick students launch first Sports Business Conference in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: March 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON – Students at the University of New Brunswick are getting the chance to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s best and brightest sporting professionals at the Sports Business Conference in Fredericton from March 23 to 25. The conference is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. It provides students and industry professionals the opportunity to network with like-minded...

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UNB s writer-in-residence to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Colleen Murphy will read from her body of work including Pig Girl, I Hope My Heart Burns First, The Breathing Hole, Beating Heart Cadaver, and The December Man on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Ms. Murphy is a playwright, filmmaker and librettist. She won the 2014 Carol Bolt Award and...

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UNB forestry students help City of Fredericton prepare for possible arrival of destructive green beetle

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Posted: March 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A group of 12 fourth-year students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of forestry and environmental management has created a contingency plan for nine parks and trails in the City of Fredericton should damaging emerald ash borer beetles find their way to the province. The little green bugs have decimated the ash tree population throughout southern Ontario. Though they have not yet...

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New tech to quickly convert vehicles to electric to be showcased by UNB engineering students

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Posted: March 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Four students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have developed a way to quickly and cheaply convert gasoline-guzzling vehicles into electric-powered ones. They will soon be showcasing their innovation to the public, planning to park a demo car at the front entrance of the Fredericton Convention Centre on April 5, when the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium...

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UNB researcher to help coordinate global response to threat posed by antimicrobial resistance

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Posted: March 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


With funding from the federal government, a University of New Brunswick global health expert is helping to lay the foundation of a Canadian research hub to help co-ordinate a global response to antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, a UNB political scientist studying international relations and global health, and Dr. Malcolm King, scientific director of the Saskatchewan Centre for...

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New Wolastoqey language app to be launched at UNB

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Posted: March 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is launching a new smartphone app designed to help people learn the Wolastoqey language. The app, which will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday March 16, is designed to teach users words and phrases that surround the culture and identity of the Walostoquay people. There are sections on seasons, holidays, geographical regions,...

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Researchers uncover breakthrough in connecting mind to machine restoring sense for people with prosthetic arms

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Posted: March 14, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A bionics researcher with the University of New Brunswick is part of a team that has discovered a pioneering technique to restore natural movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms. Jon Sensinger, associate director of UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, along with fellow researchers in Canada and the U.S., have today published their first-of-a-kind findings in Science...

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Memorandum of understanding signed between UNB and the Government of New Brunswick

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Posted: March 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university. The agreement represents an investment of almost $28 million over four years, and is in addition to the university’s existing operational funding. “I am proud to sign this...

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Rina Arseneault selected to attend United Nations Commission on Status of Women

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Rina Arseneault is headed to the United Nations to share her expertise on family violence with representatives from across the globe. Ms. Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), has been invited to join the Canadian delegation at the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The session will take place at the...

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UNB PhD student developing digital literacy standards

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick is partnering with the province to develop digital literacy standards for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in an effort to increase effective interaction with technology. Digital literacy is the set of skills needed for safe, healthy, and successful participation in today’s connected world. The creation of standards for digital...

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UNB s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


At UNB, the work we do transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. The unresolved relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people limits us from reaching our full potential as a society. The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has called for a bridging of the educational attainment gap within one generation, and such a call resonates with us as leaders in...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author Sarah Faber will read from All is Beauty Now on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mrs. Faber received a master of arts in creative writing and English literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in Matrix and Brick. Originally from Toronto, Mrs. Faber now lives in Cape Breton with...

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Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre marks 25 years of seeking solution to family violence

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Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research has spent the past 25 years leading the way towards a solution to violence against women and children, a milestone it marks on March 8, International Women’s Day. Through collaborative and action-oriented research, has shaped policy and service delivery, as well as provided the basis for education and training materials. The...

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UNB students head to national competition with innovative projects

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Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick will show off their innovative creations and technical prowess on a national stage as they head to the Canadian Engineering Competition in Toronto this week, including one group that designed a prosthetic hand for children. Four teams of engineering students from the university’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses took home first place...

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Joint statement regarding the Sir Max Aitken Pool

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Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Further to the most recent discussions about keeping the Sir Max Aitken Pool open past its announced closing date, the University of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton wish to advise they have not been able to reach agreement and as a result, discussions have ended and the facility will close in September 2018. The age of the building, and the fact that the building systems are past...

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UNB researchers test virtual reality to treat phantom pain

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Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Imagine losing a limb. Now imagine that on top of that loss, you feel pain, not just at the site of amputation, but in the missing limb itself as your brain tries to make sense of scattered signals. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering are studying whether virtual reality helps patients quiet the signals that cause phantom pain. “This is a new...

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