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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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



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



Three 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 and Emma Green represented three 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 Hill. Daughters of the Vote was...

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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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



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 socioeconimic challenges through poster presentations

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



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

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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

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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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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