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New residence honours trailblazing couple

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’s history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Dr. Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon...

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UNB researchers providing science expertise to new Ocean Supercluster project

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Tommi Linnansaari, UNB’s Atlantic salmon research chair and an associate professor in the department of biology and in the faculty of forestry and environmental management in Fredericton, is contributing his knowledge of Atlantic salmon to Ocean Aware, a new, $29 million project announced today, in hopes of better understanding ongoing population decline. Ocean Aware is a...

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UNB research reveals that you’re shorter than you think

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 23, 2020 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The metre is used as a means to measure our height, calculate distance and understand our world. However, what if the length of the metre that we rely on today was calculated incorrectly in 18th century France, and we have been misrepresenting the actual length ever since? Research out of UNB’s Geodesy Research Lab in Fredericton proves that is the case. More than 200 years ago, the...

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UNB MTME students showcase their startups

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Students in the UNB Master of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) program pitched their start-ups to more than 100 venture capitalists, government officials, angel investors, mentors and supporters on July 16 – all together via Zoom. The MTME is a rigorous year-long program through the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship that equips students...

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UNB’s Summer Institute welcomes nine Canadian companies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 21, 2020 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Summer Institute at the University of New Brunswick has accepted nine companies from across Canada into its intensive entrepreneurship program, the largest cohort yet in its seven-year history. The program, offered through UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, is a three-month accelerator for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and the passion...

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13 UNB projects receive funding to support COVID-19 research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2020 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



  UNB researchers have been awarded $409,854 by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 13 projects investigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will support researchers in disciplines ranging from nursing to education to chemistry who are contributing to pandemic response...

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New billing process affected small cohort of students

University of New Brunswick

Posted: July 13, 2020 6:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Due to an error in the roll out of a new billing process, one cohort of students was identified as having been incorrectly charged international student fees in May 2020. Our internal quality control process detected the error and it was corrected within an hour of the occurrence. Personal identifiers, such as names, were not a factor in the error. Also due to the new billing system, some...

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UNB celebrates NB Pride Week

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The Pride flag was recently raised on our Fredericton and Saint John campuses in solidarity with all 2SLGBTQIA+ people and communities. This year, Pride organizers in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton have chosen to come together for one united province-wide celebration. Now more than ever, at a time of global uncertainty and unrest, it is important that we join in celebration of this...

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Updated app aids women experiencing violent relationships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 7, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) can now access a new and improved interactive health and safety app to help them assess their situation and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app is the latest version of iCAN Plan 4 Safety (iCAN), the first interactive online health and safety resource of its kind for Canadians experiencing IPV. The app was co-developed by UNB, the...

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Seemingly scary fish important for marine life in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Despite recent fears over a fish that has a powerful suction cup mouth with rows of circular teeth, the eel-like creature has been in New Brunswick waters for a very long time. In fact, any body of water that connects to the ocean could see the presence of the frightening-looking fish – known as the sea lamprey. Research out of the University of New Brunswick gives us a more in-depth...

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Natasha Simon named Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre Director

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



I am pleased to announce that Natasha Simon has been named Nikanahtpat (Director) of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, effective July 1, 2020. Nikanahtpat is a Wolastoqey term meaning “one who leads by mind, body and spirit.” Natasha is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog, N.B. In her personal and professional lives, she has worked tirelessly to center Indigenous knowledge systems and...

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