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UNB family violence researcher receives the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

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Posted: December 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Rina Arseneault, associate director at the University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case on Dec. 14 in Ottawa. The Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to...

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Study shows that despite 1970s crash, St. John River striped bass still exist

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new study led by the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) suggests that, not only is the St. John River an important habitat for striped bass from other rivers, but it still supports its own native population, according to a recent article published in the American Fisheries Society’s journal, North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Several scientists from the CRI at University of...

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Three UNB researchers receive funding for frailty and aging research

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have awarded funding to three University of New Brunswick researchers through the CFN-NBHRF Frailty and Aging Research Engagement (FARE) Initiative. Dr. Danielle Bouchard and her team, which includes principal co-investigators Linda Caissie from St. Thomas University and Grant Handrigan from...

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UNB Lorenzo Society coordinator attends Governor General's Literary Awards ceremony

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Posted: December 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


When Andrea Kikuchi opened an email invitation from the Governor General’s office at the beginning of November, she most certainly thought it was spam. The invitation, which was for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Rideau Hall, is an exclusive opportunity not afforded to many. Ms. Kikuchi has been the Lorenzo Society coordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s...

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UNB to host Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program to accelerate business growth

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Posted: December 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), in partnership with the Government of Canada and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), is investing in the launch of an exciting new program to scale-up businesses in New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is a unique program that helps companies grow and...

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UNB business professor provides undergraduate marketing students with invaluable experiential learning opportunities

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Posted: December 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Emin Civi is using real-life opportunities in the workforce through a variety of experiential techniques to prepare his students for the future. A business professor at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Civi’s retailing class is highly interactive and familiarizes students with the steps involved in running a real-life retail firm. “One of the main components of the class is...

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UNB, Dr Oetker and SHAD promoting leadership in Victoria County

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB and SHAD are working to bring new opportunities to students from the Grand Falls region through a grant from the Dr Oetker Community Fund. Exceptional high school students from Victoria County are encouraged to participate in the SHAD program, and once they graduate, to attend UNB as undergraduate students. Made possible by a financial commitment from the Dr. Oetker Community Fund,...

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UNB Saint John to host new NB-IRDT satellite location

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A new satellite location of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) has been launched on the UNB Saint John campus in what will soon be a shared facility with Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), expected to open next spring. This is one of two similar locations – the other is located at Université de Moncton - to become the first data...

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UNB ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

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Posted: December 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre 29 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Each year, we remember the 14 women in engineering...

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