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UNBers announced as FutureReadyNB gala 2019 finalists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who have been nominated as FutureReadyNB (FRNB) gala 2019 finalists. Winners will be announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. The summit,...

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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

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Posted: October 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” will open on Oct. 15 at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square. The exhibition was organized by a second-year undergraduate class of education and history students at UNB with the aim of creating awareness about missing and...

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UNB to install new president and honour three outstanding professors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick will install its 19th president, recognize three outstanding faculty members and graduate more than 500 students at its fall convocation ceremonies. The 65th Convocation in Fredericton will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The 37th Fall Convocation Ceremony in Saint John will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m....

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Bruce Ziff talks environmental protection and the law at the 2019 Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture

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Posted: October 11, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The UNB faculty of law will host Prof. Bruce Ziff, law professor at the University of Alberta, for the 25th installment of the Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Prof. Ziff will present his lecture, “Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures of the Common Law.” The protection of the natural environment is a principal concern of contemporary Canadian law,...

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UNB to host Creative Connections conference

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Centre for Creativity is holding its second biennial Creative Connections Conference, in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick and the Pond-Deshpande Centre for Social Innovation. The conference, which will run from Thursday, Oct. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will feature approximately 45 presentations and...

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MAMCE unveils revolutionary 3D technology

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Posted: October 10, 2019 12:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has unveiled new 3D technology that revolutionize manufacturing in Canada. MAMCE, located at Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) in Saint John, is the first centre of its kind to combine research and commercialization, as well as workforce development and training in innovative 3D metal manufacturing. CFM is the site of the new...

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Experts gather at UNB to discuss strategies to end gender-based violence

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Posted: October 9, 2019 9:40:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



More than 100 experts and researchers are gathering at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton to discuss the ways they can end gender-based violence. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 10, approximately 115 researchers, students, service providers and activists will participate in the conference, “Ending Gender Based Violence: Harnessing Research and Action for Social...

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UNB’s Sustainability Week focuses on single-use plastic as it returns for a second year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 8, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The second annual Sustainability Week is underway at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus with a program of events encouraging sustainable choices in everyday life. Sustainability Week, which runs from Oct. 7-11, aims to build on the success of its inaugural year by offering an updated series of events and new partnerships. This year focuses on single-use plastics and is...

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UNB hosts inaugural Sisters Standing Together Campaign

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Posted: October 7, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Sisters Standing Together Campaign brings two powerful movements together to unify and strengthen our community efforts in acknowledging and honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick. The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaboration between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Campaign and UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s Red Shawl...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features historian for the US Cyber Command

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 3, 2019 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



On Monday, Oct. 7, the University of New Brunswick will host Dr. Michael Warner, the historian for the US Cyber Command and an adjunct faculty member at John Hopkins University, for the second instalment of its cyber lecture series. This free public lecture series is organized by the North American Society for Intelligence History, UNB’s faculty of law, the Canadian Institute for...

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Nobel laureate to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

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Posted: October 2, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald on Friday, Oct. 4, for the annual Priestman Lecture Series. In a lecture is entitled “From the Tiniest Particles to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe,” Dr. McDonald will discuss how the study of particle physics has enabled scientists to further understanding of the universe from...

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Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 2, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby will read from New Brunswick, Sourcebooks for Our Drawings and THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF respectively on Monday, Oct. 7, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Heralding a new regionalism, New Brunswick interrogates the popular representations of Shane Neilson’s home province. Structured as a group of serial long poems, this fifth book...

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Researchers embark on study of baleen whale monitoring systems in the Honguedo Strait

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Posted: October 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new study led by a UNB researcher will help identify optimal locations, technology and scientific approaches to maximize the effectiveness of whale monitoring in and around a major Canadian shipping region with the goal of mitigating ship strike risk. The study, led by Dr. Kim Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, uses autonomous underwater gliders and fixed moorings, both equipped with...

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Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients chosen for 2019-20

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Posted: September 30, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



For almost two decades, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships have saluted important accomplishments and outstanding leadership by top high school students who intend to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Sandra Irving, a proud alumna of the university’s Saint John campus (BA’95, DLitt ‘09), established the scholarship...

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100 Debates on the Environment

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Posted: September 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



On Thursday, Oct. 3, a national initiative to hold non-partisan, all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada will take place at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Donald Wright, professor and acting chair of UNB Fredericton’s department of political science. Invited candidates for the Fredericton riding include:...

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Political theorist David Moscrop to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 27, 2019 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Political theorist David Moscrop will read from Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. Mr....

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UNB professor receives AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 26, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Martin Wielemaker, an associate professor in the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, has received the 2019 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award, an accolade which recognizes outstanding teaching over a number of years. Since joining UNB in 2002, Dr. Wielemaker has used alternative delivery modes and innovative technology...

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UNB researcher launches study on Canadian survivors of domestic homicide with focus on vulnerable populations

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Posted: September 25, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



New Brunswick has some of the highest rates of murder-suicide in the country and a researcher at the University of New Brunswick is seeking to reduce these deaths through research, broader public awareness and professional training focusing on members of four vulnerable populations. Dr. Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, is...

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UNB prof working to improve the health of New Brunswickers

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Posted: September 24, 2019 2:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A University of New Brunswick researcher is working on a clinical trial that uses exercise as a healthcare intervention. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology in Fredericton, wants to provide physicians with resources to help their patients struggling with obesity and diabetes. “It doesn’t make sense to say that you’ll lose weight...

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UNB researcher part of climate change report released at UN Climate Action Summit

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Posted: September 24, 2019 12:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology at UNB, is one of 19 international researchers and policy analysts who prepared a groundbreaking report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. The report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action,” was written for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLPSOE), a...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features NYU professor

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Posted: September 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



Organizers from the University of New Brunswick are holding a series of lectures to initiate a dialogue in the area of cyber operations that includes government agencies, the private sector and educational institutions within the province. UNB Fredericton’s faculty of law, the North American Society for Intelligence History, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, the Gregg Centre for...

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Author Craig Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Author Craig Davidson will read from Saturday Night Ghost Club, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, on Thursday, Sept. 26. In the book, when neurosurgeon Jake Baker operates, he knows he's handling more than a patient's delicate brain tissue – he’s altering the seat of consciousness, the golden vault of memory. And memory, Jake knows well, can be a tricky,...

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UNB English PhD students release new books

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Posted: September 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Three members of the University of New Brunswick’s PhD in English (Creative Writing) program are celebrating newly published books. Dominique Béchard, Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and Shannon Webb-Campbell have each written and released poem collections that explore topics including self and community. One Dog Town (Gaspereau) is Ms. Béchard’s first book of poems, situated in...

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UNB and Siemens sign unique MOU to help students get workplace ready

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Posted: September 23, 2019 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Siemens Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enrich student experiences and ensure they’re job-ready when they graduate. Through the MOU, UNB becomes an official partner in Siemens Canada’s Dual Educational Program under the Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy (SCETA). The program recruits students, starting...

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UNB research published in top marine ecology journal

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 20, 2019 2:48:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Researchers from University of New Brunswick’s Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research (ALAR) find that seabirds have a lot to say about the state of oceans. Their research was recently published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, one of the world’s most important marine journals. The article, which was written in collaboration with researchers from the Seabird Restoration Program...

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UNB athletes named national scholars for 2018-19

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Posted: September 20, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

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Eighteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2018-19 season. Sam Anstey, basketball Hunter Gray, basketball Hanna Grossman, basketball Alannah Hansen, basketball Kathryn Magee, basketball Alexander Allison, soccer Harold Oh, soccer Logan Perry, soccer Luke Watson,...

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Emily Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 19, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Writer Emily Davidson, from Saint John, will read from Lift on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the BMO Theatre, Saint John Theatre Company. The debut collection of New Brunswick poet Emily Davidson, Lift is an examination of how to be alive without being adrift. Loosely narrative, the collection spans two Canadian coasts, its speaker a transplant from Atlantic to Pacific. Ms. Davidson’s...

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Triplets receive UNB entrance scholarships

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Posted: September 17, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



As the dust settles after a busy and exciting University of New Brunswick orientation week, the Wiley triplets are adapting to their new lives on the Fredericton campus. While Isabel, Justin and Elizabeth Wiley are triplets, they each have very separate interests. Isabel is entering the bachelor of science program, with an interest in biology; Justin is a bachelor of business administration...

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UNB hosts debut of Willie O’Ree documentary, Willie

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Posted: September 16, 2019 11:22:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting the sold-out debut screening of Willie, the 89-minute documentary chronicling the life of Willie O’Ree, as part of the Halifax-based FIN Atlantic Film Festival. Willie is being premiered at UNB on Monday, Sept. 16, in partnership with the National Hockey League, Burst productions and the FIN International Film...

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UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network

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Posted: September 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Four researchers from the University of New Brunswick are participating in Canada’s largest dementia research network. Drs. Chris McGibbon, Shelley Doucet, Alison Luke and Sandra Magalhaes will explore a wide range of topics related to dementia falling under three main themes: prevention, treatment and quality of life. Last June, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)...

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UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

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Posted: September 13, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. Selected start-ups...

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Author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2019-2020 season with author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell reading from The Waiting Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Marco Polo Room at Parkland (Shannex), 40 Vitality Way, and again at 7 p.m. at the Kennebecasis Valley Public Library. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, longtime supporter of the Lorenzo...

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Shifting manufacturing into higher gear can alleviate the impact of demographic challenges

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Posted: September 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector in...

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Making more affordable and accessible electronic devices

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Posted: September 11, 2019 8:38:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Barry A. Blight, an associate professor from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is interested in taking advantage of the fundamental assembly of molecules in nature to develop more efficient, affordable and accessible electronic devices. The interactions and assemblies that he’s focusing on are similar to those found in protein folding and DNA...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates first official cohort

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Posted: September 6, 2019 1:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



On September 5, 2019, 13 companies from across the Atlantic region celebrated their graduation from the University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program. These companies were the first cohort to participate in the new program. The program is designed to help local firms scale up, with a focus on...

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Harriet Irving Library Research Commons at UNB to open Fall 2020

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Posted: September 5, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

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Construction of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons has begun on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The development of the Research Commons, supported by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, will transform the entire third floor of the Harriet Irving Library into a modern, interdisciplinary, research-driven...

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UNBers’ first feature length film to premiere at international film festival

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Posted: September 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

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Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will premiere their first feature length film at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Dr. Rob Gray, a professor in the English department and Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, will screen their film, Entropic, on Friday, Sept. 13. The film, which was...

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We all have a stake in the strength of higher education in New Brunswick

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

Posted: September 4, 2019 11:05:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The following commentary appeared in the Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “We all have stake in higher education in N.B.” Recent commentary on the role, value and accountability of universities in New Brunswick have painted a picture that universities are over-funded, unaccountable, and not preparing students for the future. Having worked at...

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University of New Brunswick welcomes new students

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Posted: August 30, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are once again flooded with both new and returning students as another school year is set to begin. Here are some Fall 2019 Orientation highlights: UNB Fredericton Commencement: Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially...

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UNB celebrates Orientation Week with sustainability

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Posted: August 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM ADT

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Several groups at the University of New Brunswick have taken steps to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into Orientation Week. “It is great to see so many groups on campus taking a leadership role in helping to make our campus community greener,” says Danielle Smith, UNB’s Sustainability Coordinator. Ms. Smith and her colleagues in UNB Sustainability have...

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UNB receives $7 million from ACOA for smart grid research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 28, 2019 11:25:00 AM ADT

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The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is giving the University of New Brunswick more than $7 million in funding to expand its smart grid research initiatives. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, made the announcement at UNB Fredericton on Aug. 27. Of the funding provided, more than $6.6 million will...

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UNB selected to participate in national pilot program in support of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus

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Posted: August 22, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

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UNB has been selected as one of 17 universities across the country to participate in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada pilot program. The Dimensions: EDI pilot program aims to foster transformational change within the research community and the entire research landscape at Canadian post-secondary institutions...

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Researching natural disaster management at UNB

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Posted: August 21, 2019 11:15:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Shabnam Jabari, an assistant professor in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is focusing her research on natural disaster management, integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with satellite and airborne images. According to Dr. Jabari, the extent of a natural disaster is visible from satellite images. Her research...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Posted: August 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM ADT

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Ashton Grigg and Vardaan Malhotra have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Malhotra, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of...

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UNB unveils newly renovated Tibbits Hall

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Posted: August 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has unveiled the newly renovated Tibbits Hall residence. The renovation is part of the university’s Residence Renewal Plan: by 2021, a number of residences on campus – including Tibbits Hall, Lady Dunn and Joy Kidd – will offer students more accessibility, modern infrastructure and improved privacy. “Such signs of progress routinely warm...

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UNB announces Canada Research Chairs

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Posted: August 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM ADT

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Two new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed and one Canada Research Chair has been renewed at the University of New Brunswick, awards valued at $2.4 million. Dr. Elizabeth Mancke, Dr. Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Dr. Veronica Whitford will continue their research excellence through the Canada Research Chairs Program, which highlights research in engineering and the natural sciences,...

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UNB receives federal funding for innovative research in cannabis, obesity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Two researchers at the University of New Brunswick are receiving funding totaling $200,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for their cutting-edge studies. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in kinesiology, and Dr. Yang Qu, an assistant professor in chemistry and chemical engineering and UNB’s Cannabis Health Research...

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Studying women and LGBTQ politics at UNB

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Posted: August 7, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A professor from the University of New Brunswick is making a difference in the lives of women and members of the LGBTQ community who hope to take on leadership positions. Dr. Joanna Everitt, a political scientist and research methodologist from the faculty of arts at UNB in Saint John, is focusing her research on identity and the role it plays in terms of political engagement. As a...

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UNBers named to the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 7, 2019 9:15:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Two UNBers have been named to the Order of New Brunswick for their outstanding work in our province. Ms. Robyn Tingley and Chief Patricia Bernard were among 10 New Brunswickers who were named Order of New Brunswick recipients on Aug. 5 as part of New Brunswick Day celebrations. Ms. Tingley, of Rothesay, is in her second term as vice-chair of UNB’s Board of Governors. She received the...

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UNB welcomes off-site construction research chair

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) has announced Dr. Zhen Lei as the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction with funding support from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). By leveraging technology and optimizing alternate solutions to conventional “stick-built” on-site construction, funding support from OSCO...

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UNB brings research to the marketplace with I-STEM program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 2, 2019 1:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick will launch its first I-STEM cohort in October 2019 to maximize the University of New Brunswick’s potential to commercialize new technologies. Innovation is critical for economic growth and getting new ideas and technologies to market can have significant impacts on a...

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Participatory visual research at UNB to address social change

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Casey Burkholder, an assistant professor in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is currently working on two unique research projects that seek to address the inclusion and exclusion of queer, trans and non-binary people within schools, social studies classrooms and curricula, in particular. Working with both youth and pre-service teachers, Dr....

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Climate change the focus of many environmental projects

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



June 2019 set a global record as being the hottest in 140 years. Increasingly frequent and intense heat waves are linked to manmade climate change with temperature records not just being broken, they are being smashed. The University of New Brunswick hosted the Environmental Trust Fund as they announced an investment of $2.5 million into more than 60 projects focusing on climate change. The...

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UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre receives federal funding for Indigenous language work

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick received more than $74,000 from the federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative for its Wolastoqey Latuwewaken Revival program. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the funding at the UNB Fredericton campus on Wednesday. The funding is part of $4.1 million the Government of Canada...

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UNB Saint John Seawolves name Carolyn Welden as new head coach

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Carolyn Welden has accepted the position to lead the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s volleyball program for next season. Ms. Welden is currently the executive director of Volleyball New Brunswick and wishes to continue her passion of developing elite athletes. Ms. Welden is a Chartered Professional Coach who has led programs at the college, university and international levels. She was...

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UNB nursing and health sciences researcher receives funding to improve the lives of seniors through technology

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB nursing and health sciences professor, Dr. Rose McCloskey, has received $800,000 in funding from the Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation/Baycrest and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to conduct research on the use of technology to improve the lives of seniors. This project is in partnership with Loch Lomond Villa in Saint John and will examine the impact of three...

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UNB granted $1.6 million in support of social sciences and humanities research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 17, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A group of 33 researchers and graduate students at the University of New Brunswick have been granted funding in support of social sciences and humanities investigations. On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million in funding for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The investment, through the Social...

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Faculty of nursing virtual gaming simulation workshop being held at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Approximately 20 nursing faculty members from all three sites of the University of New Brunswick (Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton), the Université de Moncton and staff from the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) will participate in a two-day interactive workshop, facilitated by the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Led by CAN-Sim...

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UNB Law professor honoured with distinguished teaching award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB Law professor Dr. Vokhid Urinov has been presented with a 2018 Teaching Innovation Award for his commitment to fostering a collaborative and innovative teaching environment. In his four years of teaching at UNB, Dr. Urinov has driven classroom engagement through a problem-based approach to learning. His innovative “context first, concept after” method promotes student-centred...

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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19. The goal of the IPSW is to connect researchers in industry, non-profit organizations and academia. During the workshop, six organizations from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on...

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UNB research lab receives federal funding for spruce budworm study

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Posted: July 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A research lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding for a study into the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks on the environment and climate change. Dr. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at UNB Fredericton, and his research lab have received more than $400,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s...

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National Geographic publishes article by UNB graduate

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


National Geographic has published an article on North American right whale deaths, written by University of New Brunswick, Fredericton alumnus, Tom Cheney. Cheney’s article focuses on six recent deaths of the critically endangered mammals, which are edging closer to extinction. Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales are left. The piece also references research from Dr. Kim Davies, an...

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Angélique W. Simpson named Director of UNB Development and Donor Relations

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



UNB is pleased to announce that Angélique W. Simpson (LLB ’07) has been selected as UNB’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations.  A UNB alumna and lawyer, Angélique left private practice 10 years ago to become more involved with projects that strengthen Atlantic Canada. Her first bi-campus leadership role at UNB was as Director of International Recruitment,...

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UNB Board of Governors reappoints chair and vice-chair

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

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Larry Hachey, a well-known community leader from Quispamsis, N.B., has been reappointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for an additional two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, who is currently the president and CEO of Canlease Inc., an equipment finance company, has served as chair of UNB’s Board of Governors since 2017 and has been a member...

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Funding for bridging program to train nurses

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Posted: July 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The licensed practical nurse (LPN) bachelor of nursing bridge program, which helps train LPNs to become registered nurses, will be reintroduced at the University of New Brunswick to help address the province’s nursing shortage. The funding will support 24 LPNs in the program at the university’s Saint John campus beginning in January 2020, with a May 2022...

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UNB professor named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

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Posted: July 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Ali Ghorbani of the University of New Brunswick has received an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, recognizing his inspiring achievements and leadership. Dr. Ghorbani is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, a professor of computer science on the UNB Fredericton campus, and director of UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which he established in 2016. Moving to...

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Message from UNB President Dr. Paul Mazerolle

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Posted: July 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

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The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Mazerolle assumed the role of UNB President on July 1, 2019. I am honoured to begin today in the role as the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. Universities are amazing places for transforming the future for students,...

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UNB student wins Startup Canada pitch competition

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Posted: June 28, 2019 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A co-op student from the University of New Brunswick won a pitch competition at the Startup Canada awards ceremony on June 11. Ashley Vaughan, who will enter her fourth year in the faculty of business at UNB Saint John this September, is completing her final co-op term at Millennia TEA at the end of August. Millennia TEA is an early stage company based out of Saint John with a unique product....

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UNB alumna wins prestigious international literary award

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Posted: June 26, 2019 11:30:00 AM ADT

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A University of New Brunswick graduate has received the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest literary prize awarded to a single novel. Emily Ruskovich, a UNB master of arts (’09) graduate, won the award for her debut novel, Idaho. The prize is worth €100,000 and has previously been awarded to such notable writers as Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Ms....

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UNB receives $1.12 million in funding for marine additive manufacturing research

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

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The University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has received a $1.12-million contribution from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin. Funding support from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin will help lay the foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship in marine additive manufacturing research in New Brunswick. By leveraging $504,000 from Lockheed...

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Students awarded for psychology research presentations

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Posted: June 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

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Two University of New Brunswick students received recognition for their research at the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference in May. Caitlin Barry and Morgan Nesbitt, students on UNB’s Saint John campus, won awards for their oral presentations at the conference, hosted at Mount Allison University on May 6 and 7. Ms. Barry’s presentation examined the relationship between mental...

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UNB celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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Posted: June 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), as part of the “Ceremonies that Promote Wellness” project, is honoring National Indigenous Peoples day with a series of events held at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery on June 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by former UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley, the event...

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UNB solidifies collaboration on cannabis research

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Posted: June 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) signed a two-year memorandum of understanding promising to work together to explore future collaborative opportunities in the field of cannabis research. The memorandum aims to facilitate high-growth opportunities to accelerate private sector growth and job creation in the...

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Nursing faculty receive recognition for outstanding achievements

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Posted: June 13, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Four University of New Brunswick faculty members have been honoured by the Nursing Association of New Brunswick (NANB) for their contributions to nursing in the province. Dr. Patricia Seaman, Kim Wilbur, Cathy O’Brien-Larivee and Dr. Tracey Rickards received recognition from the NANB on June 4. Dr. Seaman, a nursing instructor at UNB Fredericton, received the Lifetime Membership Award....

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UNB-led ocean expedition to answer why right whales are on the move

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Posted: June 11, 2019 8:54:00 AM ADT

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A researcher from the University of New Brunswick is leading a multi-institutional and multi-national team on a new ocean expedition to take a deeper look at why the North Atlantic right whale is shifting away from traditional summer feeding grounds in the Bay of Fundy in favour of moving north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A new paper co-authored by Dr. Kimberley Davies, assistant professor...

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Canadians are struggling more with the cost of living than official economic data suggests

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Posted: June 10, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



As analysts speculate on the inevitability of another recession in the coming months, new research out of the University of New Brunswick shows that many Canadians still haven’t recovered from the last one. A new study from the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) and the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research, and Training (NB-IRDT), both located on UNB’s Fredericton...

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Securing critical infrastructure through cyber innovation

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Posted: June 10, 2019 11:26:00 AM ADT

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The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have announced the opening of the CIC-NRC Cybersecurity Collaboration Consortium (CNCCC) in Fredericton. This innovative hub, housed on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will lead to discoveries and advances in cybersecurity including publications, patents, and the commercialization of technology, as...

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UNB hosting national storytelling conference

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Posted: June 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education in Fredericton is hosting the 28th annual Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada National Conference from June 5-9. The theme of this year’s conference, Weaving Baskets of Knowledge/Le conte ou l'art de tisser les fils de la connaissance/Akonutomahtimok: Askomiw Latokonasuwol Kcicihtuwakonol, was gifted by former...

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UNB data research leader wins national award

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Posted: June 7, 2019 10:48:00 AM ADT

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A University of New Brunswick economist who has led efforts to establish New Brunswick as a leading jurisdiction for data research and evidence-based policy has been recognized nationally for his work since 2015. Dr. Ted McDonald, the director of UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training (NB-IRDT), received the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics on June 1 at...

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UNB Piluwitahasuwin on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry

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Posted: June 5, 2019 3:20:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The following statement is shared by Amanda Reid Rogers, Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. UNB Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant VP of Indigenous Engagement), the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Indigenous Student Representative and the President of the UNB Student Union acknowledge the release of the Final Report of the...

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UNB and JDI announce 2019 scholarship recipient

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Posted: June 5, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Ethan Higgins Watson of Saint John will attend UNB Saint John in the fall to pursue a degree in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “I was so excited...

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Update regarding UNB faculty member

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Posted: June 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


I write to advise members of the University community that Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor in the department of social science, has provided his notice of early retirement to focus on his own pursuits as an independent scholar. We respectfully accept his decision and thank him for his 24 years of service. Dr. Petra Hauf Vice-President Saint John University of New Brunswick

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UNB valedictorian on 2019 Summer Universiade organizing squad

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Posted: May 28, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick valedictorian is spending his last few weeks as a UNB student in Naples, Italy, as part of the organizing committee for the Napoli 2019 FISU Summer Universiade, one of the largest sporting events in the world. Kristian D’Amore will work alongside people from all backgrounds and nationalities, including some who have organizing experience from Olympic Games...

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UNBer earns prestigious award for all-natural food preservative

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Posted: May 28, 2019 8:58:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Tanzina Huq, a former Mitacs postdoctoral research fellow in the department of chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, will be presented the Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award on May 28 at a ceremony in Halifax. With the initial goal of reducing food waste, Dr. Huq, co-founder and chief technology officer of Fredericton-based start-up Chinova Bioworks, developed a...

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UNB lab receives federal funding for clean transportation research

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Posted: May 27, 2019 9:45:00 AM ADT

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The Nanocomposites and Mechanics Lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding up to $87,380 for their research under Transport Canada’s Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program. The funding was announced on May 24 at UNB by Minister of Justice and Attorney General the Honorable David Lametti, on behalf of the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of...

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New research program at UNB to address manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick

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Posted: May 27, 2019 9:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has a new program devoted to delivering timely and relevant research and advancing public understanding of the factors that impact manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick. The JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick will be an integral, high-profile and ongoing component of the new Atlantic Institute for Policy Research at...

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University of New Brunswick announces Currie Scholars for 2019-20

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Posted: May 24, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

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Five high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high...

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A message from Dr. Petra Hauf

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Posted: May 22, 2019 2:53:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


As the recently appointed Vice-President of UNB Saint John, I want to assure the community that we unequivocally condemn racism and misogyny, and do not support the dissemination of any kind of hate speech, or ideas that promote or inspire hatred. It’s important to me that members of our community are aware that we have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination of any kind. At UNB, we...

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UNB to host the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantic 2019

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Posted: May 22, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Version française The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantics 2019 from June 3 to 7, bringing experts from across the field to Fredericton. Academics, practitioners, vendors and policy makers from the remote sensing and geomatics community will share knowledge under the theme of common perspectives and NewSpace, a movement...

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Statement from UNB President

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Posted: May 20, 2019 9:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick, we have a commitment to our students, staff and faculty to provide an educational experience that is aligned with our institutional integrity. We have an obligation to ensure that the rights and freedoms of our university community are respected and protected. For this reason, UNB is reviewing allegations with respect to one of our faculty members. We take...

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Housing and mental health lab launched

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Posted: May 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has launched a laboratory to create solutions for that will help those who experience poverty and health disparities. The Laboratory for Housing and Mental Health in Saint John (LHAMH-SJ) was opened on May 1, 2019, and will be housed in the department of social sciences in UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Researchers will investigate the relationship...

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Pond-Deshpande Centre’s director receives Frank McKenna Award

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Posted: May 16, 2019 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Karina LeBlanc, executive director of UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre, has received the Frank McKenna Award in Public Policy to recognize her significant achievements and contributions to the field. Ms. LeBlanc received the honour on May 15 for demonstrating leadership through fostering collaboration with experts and stakeholders on projects as well as spearheading fundraising initiatives...

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UNB Welcomes the Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: May 15, 2019 3:38:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



On May 11, the University of New Brunswick opened its doors to nearly 500 regional science fair finalists from across country. Students between the ages of 12-17 are competing for close to $1 million in cash prizes and university scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). For some finalists, it is long road to the CWSF as some students spend years developing their projects, while...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2019. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB Fredericton’s 190th Encaenia will be...

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Early Modern Maritime Recipes Database features instructions for making wine, catching rats and curing cancer

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Posted: May 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A professor at the University of New Brunswick wants to change the way people think about historical Maritime recipes – and teach them how to catch a rat. “In the Settler society of the eighteenth-century Maritimes, recipes were used for all kinds of things, including food and drinks, but also medicines, household items like shoe polish, and construction and agricultural products...

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UNB students attend Daughters of the Vote event

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Posted: May 10, 2019 10:57:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Five students from the University of New Brunswick were selected to attend the second annual Daughters of the Vote summit in Ottawa in April. Ashley MacLean, Madison Kenny, Emma Green, Ally Buchanan and Kasey Dionne represented five of 338 young women, between the ages of 18 and 23, who were selected to represent their federal ridings at the event, which took place April 1-4 on Parliament...

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UNB hosting 37th Annual New Brunswick Math Competition

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Posted: May 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick will be hosting the 37th Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition on Friday, May 10, putting the math skills of Grade 7, 8 and 9 students to the test. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice math and see its beauty,” says Dr. Caroline Purdy, a UNB mathematics professor. “This competition is an enriching experience that...

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AARMS receives $90,000 grant for All SySTEMs Go

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Posted: May 8, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) has received a three-year PromoScience grant of $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support the annual All SySTEMs Go series of outreach events. The events, co-organized with the Girl Guides of Canada, encourage school-aged girls to engage in the world of science,...

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UNB law to host the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference

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Posted: May 8, 2019 1:48:00 PM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law is hosting the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The event will see scholars and legal professionals from across North America and the United Kingdom discuss issues of contracts, torts and restitution, with an emphasis on how the law of obligations can help ensure access to justice. Hilary Young, a...

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UNB students visiting the Canadian Space Agency to gain hands-on experience in satellite design and construction

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Posted: May 6, 2019 12:32:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



As part of the Canadian CubeSat Project, students from UNB and NBCC are visiting the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) from May 6 to 10 to take part in training workshops. For the entire week, CSA experts will provide them with tools to help them design their own miniature satellite, called a CubeSat. Alex DiTommaso and Sarah Siddiqua, graduate students from the University of New Brunswick, and...

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University of New Brunswick student makes major GPS signal interference discovery

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Posted: May 3, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A fourth-year bio-chemistry student at the University of New Brunswick has made a major discovery surrounding GPS signal interference. After nearly three summers of experimental research, UNB Fredericton student Connor Flynn discovered the source of frequent irregularities in GPS navigation signals that have occurred over the last decade. GPS navigation signals, which are useful in a broad...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 2, 2019 3:12:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 29, 30 and 31. Susan Guilford Montague will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree in Fredericton on May 29 at 10 a.m. A UNB champion, fundraiser and community leader, she has worked tirelessly to continually enrich the...

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UNB student earns national Indigenous essay prize

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Posted: April 30, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A student from the University of New Brunswick has won a national essay-writing competition for a short piece written about his experiences as an Indigenous university student. Matthew LeBlanc, a student at UNB Fredericton, won the English-language First Peoples Literary Prize: Student Award for Essay-Writing, awarded by the Blue Metropolis Foundation. His essay, Understanding the Indian...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2019-20 budget

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Posted: April 29, 2019 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2019-2020 budget. “There are many encouraging elements to the 2019-20 UNB budget that represent a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year,” says Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “We are focused on continued...

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Tick identification platform expands to New Brunswick

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Posted: April 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

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Two faculty members at the University of New Brunswick have partnered with the New Brunswick government and researchers from universities in Quebec and Ontario to help expand a tick identification platform, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Stephen Heard, professor in the department of biology, and Dr. Joe Nocera, associate professor in the faculty of forestry and environmental...

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UNB offering cannabis courses this summer

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Posted: April 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Instructors at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have incorporated cannabis-related topics into their programs to reflect the impacts of cannabis legalization. A new course in the faculty of business will begin in intersession 2019. In this class, students will examine the effect that cannabis legalization has had on the Canadian business landscape. “Our course is...

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UNB BBA co-op students achieving success in the workplace

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Posted: April 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Two students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business administration co-op program are putting their skills to work. The UNB business administration co-op program in Fredericton, which provides co-op education placements to its students in a variety of organizations, allows students to work and make money while earning their degree. The benefits of the program can...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates World Water Day

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Posted: April 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre is celebrating World Water Day with a number of events for the community. “Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.” These are the words that describe this year’s World Water Day theme and Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water for all by 2030. World Water Day is an international day of action that...

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Federal government invests in climate change adaptation research at UNB

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Posted: April 15, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Government of Canada will invest $300,000 in climate adaptation research at the University of New Brunswick to tackle the challenges of a changing climate for current and future generations. Mr. Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today...

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Students engaging with community-based organizations

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Posted: April 12, 2019 4:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



On April 8, fourth-year sociology students from the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus presented findings from their research collaborations with community organizations to educate on issues of health, substance use, social inclusion poverty and homelessness. The event, held in collaboration with Saint John Free Public Library, Romero House, New...

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Thirty days until UNB hosts the Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



In 30 days, 500 regional science fair finalists from across Canada between the ages of 12 and 17 will descend on UNB’s Fredericton campus to compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and university scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). The University of New Brunswick and Science East are partnering with Youth Science Canada to bring CWSF 2019 to Fredericton from May...

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UNB students highlight socioeconomic challenges through poster presentations

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

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For the second year, UNIV 1005 students have set up a poster presentation on the UNB Saint John campus. This Service Learning and Mentoring course introduces first-year students to the social and economic challenges facing those living in poverty and provides them with the opportunity to assist in making a difference in the educational success of local school children. “Since...

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UNBers receive prestigious YMCA awards

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Posted: April 10, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Two members of the University of New Brunswick community will be honoured for their community dedication at the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s 2019 Red Triangle Award Gala on April 11. Dr. Shelley Rinehart, faculty of business professor and MBA director, will receive the Red Triangle Award, which recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the...

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High school students compete in annual neuroscience competition

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Posted: April 8, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology in Fredericton recently hosted the annual Regional Brain Bee competition. The competition, which tests participants’ understanding of neuroscience, is open to high school students from New Brunswick and surrounding areas. Similar to a spelling bee, the Regional Brain Bee competition tests students’ knowledge by way of...

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UNB students showcase work at 5th annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: April 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering hosted its fifth annual Engineering Design Symposium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During their fourth year of studies, engineering students group together to develop projects through the capstone design course, and with the guidance of industry mentors and professors, they...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:21:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


On April 5, at a gala event in Saint John, the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of six alumni and one alumni group, and name UNB President Eddy Campbell and the late Diane Campbell honorary alumni. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a critical care physician who was at the forefront of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a...

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Siyabulela Mandela visits UNB campuses

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick held community conversations focusing on peace, social justice, conflict resolution and reconciliation with Siyabulela Mandela on April 1 and 2. Mr. Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, carries on his grandfather’s legacy as a renowned activist and freedom fighter. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD candidate in international relations and conflict...

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Economics professor re-examining technological advancements

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Posted: April 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A UNB economics professor has made it his mission to re-examine the concept of globalization by considering the evolution of recent technological advancements and how they relate to modern day business practices. Gone are the times that individuals need to leave their homes to buy even the most basic of goods and services. With a click of a button, people can get groceries delivered,...

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Helpline launched for loved ones of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new helpline will assist families and friends of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick navigate police, media and justice systems in an effort to find their loved ones and bring them home safely. The helpline is the latest resource developed in a collaboration between UNB law professor Dr. Jula Hughes, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Gignoo Transition House. The...

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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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Sexual assault support advocate selected to serve on national advisory committee

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Posted: February 27, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A sexual assault support advocate at the University of New Brunswick has been selected to serve on the newly established Advisory Committee on the Framework to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions. Hilary Swan has been the tri-campus advocate at UNB since September 2018. Within this position, which is a partnership with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis...

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Nursing students engaged in community experiential opportunities

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Posted: February 27, 2019 12:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Nursing students from UNB Saint John are sharing their experiences working with community agencies committed to social justice. The third-year students presented educational posters to campus on Feb. 7, which were reflective of their work in Saint John and advocate for policies and programs to address the overall health and well-being of the community. This event counted as credit toward an...

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UNB researcher seeking participants for flood study

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Posted: February 25, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



According to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people were displaced from their homes during the spring flooding in 2018. A researcher at the University of New Brunswick plans on examining the impacts of this displacement. Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, assistant professor in the faculty of arts at UNB Saint John, is seeking participants from Grand...

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Forging a New Path: Amanda Reid Rogers installed as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin

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Posted: February 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Amanda Reid Rogers has been officially installed as Piluwitahasuwin at the University of New Brunswick following a traditional celebration on the Fredericton campus. Ms. Rogers was announced as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) in November 2018. Piluwitahasuwin, pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN, is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who...

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UNB researchers helping food banks to better respond to needs of communities

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Posted: February 20, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Researchers in the faculty of business at the UNB Saint John are working to create a comprehensive platform that will allow food banks to have a more integrated relationship with donors, volunteers, visitors and social services. Drs. Rob Moir and Greg Fleet are working with PhD candidate Milad Pirayegar to create a platform that will provide real-time data about low-income families to better...

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UNB’s Dr. Emin Civi wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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Posted: February 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Emin Civi has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a professor of business at UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Civi joins an esteemed list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership. Dr. Civi has received numerous teaching awards as a direct result of his...

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UNB researcher receives federal funding for study on post-traumatic stress injuries faced by firefighters

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Posted: February 19, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A psychology researcher at the University of New Brunswick has received funding from the federal government for her research project focused on firefighters accessing care for trauma. Dr. Janine Olthuis, an assistant professor in psychology at UNB Fredericton, is one of 20 researchers from across Canada who have received funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for projects...

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May delivers 2019 Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture

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Posted: February 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, delivered UNB Law’s Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture on Feb. 14. Her well-attended lecture entitled, “One point five to stay alive – How we find hope and honesty in dangerous times,” explored the potentially devastating effects of climate change and how we can act to make...

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UNB professor shares expertise on Albanian independence

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Posted: February 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On the anniversary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire in November 1912, the Albanian newspaper Dielli interviewed Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke, associate professor in history at UNB Fredericton and the author of US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy: Truman, The CIA and Secret Warfare. The Dielli article reflects on the influence of important personalities in Albanian history...

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Second World of Talent showcase to highlight students’ skills

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Posted: February 12, 2019 2:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



UNB’s International Student Advisor’s Office (ISAO) is hosting its second annual World of Talent showcase, which will feature performances by international students from the university’s Fredericton campus. “Last year’s World of Talent show was so fantastic,” says Nancy O’Shea, director of the ISAO. “The performers were beyond talented and...

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UNB receives $500,000 funding from ARC Nuclear for technology development

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Posted: February 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick has received a $500,000 contribution from ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. for the advancement of its ARC-100 technology development and engineering studies. The contribution forms part of the collaborations initiated through the Small Modular Reactor Research and Development Cluster that was announced by the Government of New Brunswick in the summer of 2018 and is...

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Michael V. Smith to deliver annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at UNB

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Posted: February 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Michael V. Smith, a queer writer, performer and associate professor of creative writing at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., will deliver the W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at the University of New Brunswick on Tuesday, Feb. 12. In a hybrid performance-lecture entitled “This Body Is a Gift: Gender and Meaning-Making in One Man’s...

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UNB post-graduate chemistry students published

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Posted: February 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Post-graduate chemistry students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have been published in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is a comprehensive and authoritative magazine publication providing professional and technical information in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. Mr. Jayden Price, a master’s candidate in organic chemistry, and Ms....

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

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Posted: February 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples was officially launched on Monday on the UNB Saint John campus. The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration...

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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has reached an agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) to provide accreditation for students enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program on the Saint John campus. The accreditation means that graduates of UNB Saint John’s BBA program, with a major in human resources, will be conditionally...

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Siemens Canada joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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Posted: January 31, 2019 11:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Siemens Canada has announced its corporate membership with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) housed at the University of New Brunswick. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton with support from OpportunitiesNB (ONB). The centre is now operational, focusing on research and development, consulting and managed services, and creating...

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This is my mental health story. I think you should share yours, too.

Kyle Brookes

Posted: January 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Three years ago, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, I shared my mental health story with my Facebook friends for the first time. Today, I’m sharing it with you. Ever since high school, I knew something was off, but I continued living like nothing was wrong. I was in my second year studying history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., when I started having suicidal thoughts. I was...

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UNB PhD graduate sells cyber security firm for more than $3.6 million

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Posted: January 29, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick graduate has created a surveillance system that could potentially save lives. In 2016, James Stewart founded EhEye, a cybersecurity software system that detects open weapons and suspicious activity using existing camera infrastructure in places like stadiums, airports and government buildings. Dr. Stewart has a PhD in computer science from UNB and has worked as a...

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Dr. Paul Mazerolle appointed 19th president and vice-chancellor of UNB

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Posted: January 28, 2019 12:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Paul Mazerolle has been appointed the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. He will assume the position in July 2019, when current president and vice-chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell steps down at the end of June after 10 years leading the institution. “We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr....

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Students take home cash prizes at the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition

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Posted: January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Undergraduate students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s faculty of business recently competed in the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition. The competition, which began on Jan. 18, lasted a total of 26 hours and was composed of eight teams, with 35 students in all. This was a faculty-wide event and several members of the local business community, as well as fellow...

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UNB launches FutureReadyNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

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Posted: January 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



UNB has partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to launch a new initiative designed to strengthen and grow UNB’s commitment to experiential education and help strengthen New Brunswick’s economy and workforce. FutureReadyNB helps students from the province’s four publicly funded universities find valuable experiences in partnership with New Brunswick’s diverse...

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Students from across the country gather at UNB to pitch business plans

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Posted: January 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Undergraduate and graduate business students from across the country will compete in a two-day business plan pitch competition on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 24 and 25, 2019. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with UNB’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition...

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Author Marcello Di Cintio to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Marcello Di Cintio will read from Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle - stories of oppression, exile and occupation told over and...

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

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Posted: January 18, 2019 2:22:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



UNB is now offering Canada’s first MBA with a specialization in business development and professional sales. The new 12-month stream, entitled Business Development and Professional Sales and offered on UNB’s Saint John campus, is the first of its kind in the country. Until now, there hasn’t been a program at any major Canadian university like this one, offering unique...

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Newest Schulich Leaders at UNB enjoy first semester

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Posted: January 17, 2019 4:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A pair of Schulich Leaders are making immediate impacts in their first year at the University of New Brunswick. Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto received the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, in part due to their leadership potential. Mr. Noseworthy, enrolled in a...

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

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Posted: January 16, 2019 9:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



According to one University of New Brunswick professor, economic insecurity may not only have a strong impact on your mental health, but it can also impact your waist line. Dr. Barry Watson, associate professor of economics in the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, specializes in health and labour economics. Since joining the faculty in 2014, he has completed a number of...

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NASA scientist to guest lecture at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Could a solar storm cause havoc on Earth? Can we predict space weather to create solar forecasts? NASA scientist Dr. Ryan McGranaghan will present his lecture Living with a Star in the Era of Data Science at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the John Meagher Auditorium, room 215 of the Kinesiology Building. Dr. McGranaghan, principal data and aerospace engineering...

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

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Posted: January 14, 2019 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Michel Rod has been named dean of business at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Dr. Rod is joining UNB from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, where he has been for the past nine years – the last three as associate dean research and international and PhD Program Director. He holds a PhD in commerce from the University of Birmingham, a...

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UNB offering improv classes to help students to combat social anxiety

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Posted: January 11, 2019 4:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Many students find it difficult to navigate social situations and connect with others, especially when it comes to their peers within professional and educational settings. This sometimes prevents them from making friends and connecting with colleagues, and can have deeply affect their ability to engage in group activities or projects. Counselling services staff at the University of New...

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New exercise program strengthens and prevents falls for those 50-plus

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Posted: January 11, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



One in three aging adults falls every year. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, unintentional falls cost more than $2 billion in direct healthcare expenses in 2016-17. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are partnering with Horizon Health Network and Fitness NB to recruit participants for Zoomers on the Go, a free fall prevention education and exercise...

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

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Posted: January 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The 2019 UNB Saint John Undergraduate Business Case Competition will kick off on Jan. 17, marking its second year of providing students with opportunities to solve real business problems. The competition gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 – 6 p.m. with the opening reception, sponsored by Gorman Nason Lawyers in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB’s Saint John campus. On Friday, Jan....

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UNB hospitality and tourism professor is leading expert on tea tourism research

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Posted: January 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



When Dr. Jolliffe interviewed for a position with the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John in 2000, she was asked about her research activities and how they might fit in with the research goals of the faculty. As former operator of Mrs. Proffit’s Tea Room in Victoria-by-the-Sea on PEI, and a museum studies scholar, Dr. Jolliffe was intrigued by Saint...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers

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Posted: January 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



UNB has been named one of the top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said it is all due to the people found at the university. “The people of UNB are what make us great – the students, faculty...

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UNB’s Rising Research Stars of 2018

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Posted: January 9, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick continues to be a global leader in research and innovation as UNB researchers snagged seven of the 15 New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) rising research star awards in 2018. Dr. Kerrie Luck, a postdoctoral fellow, examines the effect hospitals’ smoke-free policy has on healthcare professionals. Although barriers still exist, her research...

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UNBers to receive the Order of Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A former UNB Board of Governors chair is among the three UNB honorary degree recipients to receive the Order of Canada, announced Governor General Julie Payette on Dec. 27, 2018. As one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours the outstanding achievement and contribution of individuals from various sectors whose dedication to the community and service to...

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Researchers investigate potential benefits of in-home care technology

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Posted: January 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A team of researchers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario is investigating the effectiveness of a provincially sanctioned in-home care monitoring system that benefits the elderly. The study, Caring Near and Far, is conducting research into user experiences with Care Link Advantage, a remote monitoring system that claims to help seniors live at home for longer. The technology is...

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UNB researcher achieving success with breast cancer program

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Posted: January 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The My Active Health program, under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Bouchard, coordinator and associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick, has been successful since its inception. The My Active Health program, which began in September 2018 and will run until December 2019, recruited 65 women living with breast cancer from the four Atlantic provinces. This program is an...

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