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UNB’s 5th Powwow celebrates Indigenous languages

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Posted: March 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the 5th UNB Powwow on Thursday, April 4. This year’s theme is Nikana’tunej (carrying language forward) / Namkomihptune ‘Ciw Weckuwapasihtit (carrying language forward for the ones not yet born). The UNB Powwow celebrates the language revival of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamquoddy...

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2019 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

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Posted: March 26, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have earned nine University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars have...

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Poet Jenna Lyn Albert to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 26, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Poet Jenna Lyn Albert will read from Bec and Call on Thursday, April 4, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, a long-time supporter of the Lorenzo Society. The poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal. Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet...

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UNB team top winner at NBIF Breakthru competition

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Posted: March 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



UNB’s Canum Nanomaterials won both the grand prize and the people’s choice award at the 2019 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition on March 21. They received $436,000 in cash investments and professional services, which includes funds from both NBIF and Opportunities New Brunswick, and a golden ticket to a Dragon’s Den audition in Toronto. Canum...

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UNB researchers examine the impact of cumulative lifetime violence on men’s health

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Posted: March 21, 2019 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Violence is widespread in men’s lives, yet how interpersonal violence impacts men’s health has received little attention in the health care and service communities. Researchers from the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton conducted one of the first comprehensive studies of cumulative lifetime violence severity (CLVS) among men. Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey...

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Business faculty announces MBA student award recipients

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Posted: March 20, 2019 12:25:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



MBA candidates from the faculty of business at UNB Saint John recently received awards for academic excellence, entrepreneurial pursuits and service to their community. Kristen Duplessis, Obiechina Azubike and Paul Logan each received the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Award, worth $5,000. Daniel J. Mello received the Kerry McLellan scholarship, worth $1,000. Ms. Duplessis, originally...

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UNB’s Red ‘n Black Revue marks 70 years as New Brunswick’s premier variety show

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Posted: March 19, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick show where Anne Murray got her start as a musician is celebrating 70 years of entertaining the Fredericton community. The UNB Red ‘n Black Revue is the longest-running show in New Brunswick and brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate the university’s rich history, diverse cultural mosaic and talented community members....

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Engineering student a semi-finalist in national NSERC competition

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Posted: March 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Wesley Finck, a fourth-year electrical engineering student from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is a semi-finalist in a national competition called Science, Action! The competition, which features videos made by post-secondary students from across the country, is hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). The 25 videos with the most views by March 27...

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UNB engineering students develop rebuild plan for busy Sussex bridge

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Posted: March 14, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Five UNB engineering students are redesigning an essential piece of transportation infrastructure in downtown Sussex. A plan for the Trout Creek Bridge, built in 1935 and which has far exceeded its expected service life, is being developed by civil engineering students Kate Guravich-Thompson, Rachel Hogge, Nic McCarthy, Greg Moran and Dawson Warman. The student group, working alongside mentors...

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UNB releases fourth Green Review highlighting campus sustainability

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Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick has published the fourth edition of its Green Review, the only university publication of its kind in Atlantic Canada, showcasing UNB’s efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly. The report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives and green champions on both the Fredericton and Saint John...

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UNB to host Indigenous Language Gathering Celebration with guest Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the first Indigenous Language Gathering Celebration: Nikana’tunej (carrying language forward) / Namkomihptune ‘Ciw Weckuwapasihtit (carrying language forward for the ones not yet born)” from Friday, April 5, to Sunday April 7, at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB...

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UNBers go for the experience and come home with internships from DraftKings

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Posted: March 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Mr. Thomas Bobyn, Mr. Grant Frey and Mr. Micah Hesman were thrilled to attend the DraftKings conference with the class of 2020 MBA Sports and Recreation Management with the support UNB's business administration and kinesiology faculties. During the planning process they discovered DraftKings was holding an international business pitch competition in conjunction with the conference. The three...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada announces first official cohort

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Posted: March 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is pleased to announce Scale Up Atlantic Canada’s first official cohort.  Scale Up Atlantic Canada will provide start-up companies the expertise to grow quickly and learn how to increase sales by either 25 per cent or $1 million or more. The 15 companies selected...

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Accomplishments of UNB women celebrated on International Women’s Day

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Posted: March 8, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Successful women from UNB in various roles and stages in their career have been selected for publications celebrating International Women’s Day. Canada Foundation for Innovation highlights a new generation of Canadian women researchers in their #IAmInnovation campaign for International Women’s Day. Dr. Shabnam Jabari, assistant professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering, is...

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UNB engineering students develop marine lifejacket with built-in tracking system

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Posted: March 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A group of four University of New Brunswick engineering students with close personal and working ties to the marine industry have developed a smart-lifejacket they believe could save more lives. The LifeTrack Outlast lifejacket was designed by fourth-year engineering students Amy Andrews, Bridget McCloskey, Kaitlin MacIsaac and Phoenix Bard-Cavers through UNB’s Technology Management and...

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UNB collaborates on groundbreaking research to help newborns

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Posted: March 5, 2019 7:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) awarded its monthly rising research star honours to a team of researchers from Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (DECH), the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick, and the departments of obstetrics and gynecology and pathology from Dalhousie University. When Dr. Sheri-Lee Samson from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at DECH...

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UNB professor’s study on how Eastern Canada’s forests will adapt to climate change named one of top 10 discoveries of 2018

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Posted: March 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A UNB forestry professor’s research has been selected as one of 10 Discoveries of the Year 2018 by Québec Science magazine. Dr. Loïc D’Orangeville and his team studied the effects climate change will have on Eastern Canada’s boreal forest. In recent decades, field technicians from the Québec government have compiled an impressive tree ring collection by...

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UNB students to participate in alternative spring break event at Saint John Newcomers Centre

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Posted: March 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Visions of spring break typically include walks on sandy beaches, skiing on a snowy mountain or relaxing at home. But for some University of New Brunswick students, participating in an upcoming alternative spring break event will give them the opportunity to develop some essential skills and give back to their community. The Saint John Newcomers Centre has partnered with university students...

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Climate change in the Arctic: Warming lakes pose a challenging environment for cold-loving fishes

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Posted: March 1, 2019 9:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Although often regarded as a problem for future generations, climate change is already having a profound impact on northern lakes, the species they contain and the humans that rely on them for food and fun. New research published in the journal Ecology Letters sheds new light on the way climate change and human activities are reshaping subarctic lakes. “Climate change is already a...

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