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Celebrating UNB’s 2020 Graduates

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Posted: October 29, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its almost 600 fall graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. UNB is proud of the 288 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 293 earning master’s degrees and 17 achieving the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. At the ceremonies, significant graduate awards will be...

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Annual Ottilia Chareka lecture asks how Atlantic Canadian education systems can help combat systemic racism

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Posted: October 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Oct. 29, the UNB Fredericton’s faculty of education will present the 9th Annual Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture on Education and Social Justice with a panel discussion: How can education systems in Atlantic Canada best respond to calls to combat systemic racism and to adopt anti-racist principles? Canadian civic discourse is permeated with deliberation about the...

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JDI Roundtable moves online, facilitating greater access

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Spurred by necessity and opportunity, the 2020 JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick Forum will be a transformed experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on gatherings, and seizing an opportunity to open the Forum to even more stakeholders across the province, the 2020 Forum has shifted from an in-person event to a series of...

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University of New Brunswick professor elected to the Royal Society of Canada

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Posted: October 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Gary Waite has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. Currently the acting chair of the history and classics departments in UNB Fredericton’s faculty of arts, Dr. Waite joins 86 others as new Fellows in the Academies of Arts...

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UNB professor Greg Marquis to read as part of Lorenzo Society series

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Posted: October 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will launch his new book, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ADT., as part of the Lorenzo Society’s virtual series. In 1969, at the height of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono’s popularity, they visited Canada. Recounting the story of events...

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UNB to present professors emeriti rankings, teaching and research awards at fall convocation

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Posted: October 23, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour three outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching and research at its virtual fall convocation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. UNB will also be awarding Professors Emeriti distinctions to five of its retired faculty members. Excellence in Teaching Awards Two UNB Saint John faculty members will be recognized with Dr....

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Global health researcher brings child health expertise and international experience to UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Dr. Ziba Vaghri has journeyed the world researching and advocating for children’s health, development and rights. Now, Dr. Vaghri is bringing that passion and expertise to the University of New Brunswick. She was recently appointed as a Senior Research Associate in the department of psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus. “UNB offers a unique opportunity for this work. There...

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UNB to analyze student retention and labour market outcomes in New Brunswick

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Posted: October 19, 2020 11:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is conducting an analysis of post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes in the province through a collaborative project funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB will work with the provincial departments of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour,...

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Launching UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan

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Posted: October 19, 2020 9:56:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



As part of its new Strategic Vision, the University of New Brunswick plans to become a leading institution in sustainability. UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan (CSP) is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick and provides a road map of how UNB will meet this goal. The plan focuses on four key areas: Academics; Engagement; Operations;...

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UNB continues connecting students with sustainable experiential educational opportunities

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Posted: October 16, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Community-engaged learning, a form of experiential education, helps students connect what they’re learning in the classroom to what’s happening in their communities and give them skills to think about solutions to some of the grand challenges in our world. Environmental, economic and social sustainability are just a few of these challenges, and students from the University of New...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Genevieve Graham

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Posted: October 15, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham discussing her recent book, The Forgotten Home Child. The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will...

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University of New Brunswick announces valedictorians

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Posted: October 15, 2020 10:56:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2020 graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. The ceremonies for graduates on the Fredericton campus will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the Saint John event being held at 5 p.m. Information regarding the degrees to be distributed at each specific ceremony can be found at...

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Connecting students with sustainable experiential educational experiences

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Posted: October 13, 2020 4:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick student in Saint John was one of many who participated in experiential learning programs during the summer, making a major impact for community groups and leading the way toward a sustainable future. With support from the Office of Experiential Education’s many funding programs, students from all faculties and disciplines were able to partner with local...

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Promoting self-care for World Mental Health Day

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Posted: October 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the University of New Brunswick is highlighting a few of the various ways our instructors have promoted wellness and self-care practices within various course offerings across our campuses over the past year. World Mental Health Day is a campaign created by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place every year on Oct. 10 to raise awareness...

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UNB lab seeking participants for diabetes research

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Posted: October 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Cardiometabolic Exercise and Lifestyle Laboratory (CELLab) at the University of New Brunswick is seeking individuals living with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes to participate in a free exercise program. Exercise with Diabetes is a program that will identify low- or non-responders – individuals who do not benefit from following the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines – and...

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UNB to celebrate Sustainability Week

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Posted: October 5, 2020 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



University of New Brunswick Sustainability will be hosting its third annual bi-campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 13 to 16. Due to COVID-19, the week will be exclusively virtual. Follow along with a variety of partnering UNB social media accounts throughout the week as they share how they are celebrating sustainability. There will also be several virtual events, including a green business...

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UNB provides expertise to secure AIs and protect public sector accountability

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Posted: October 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Institute of Canada (CIC) will support more reliable and secure auditing programs through a new collaborative research agreement. The CIC, a leading research facility located on UNB’s Fredericton campus, has partnered with SageTea Software to support the development of secure artificial intelligence solutions which will...

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UNB hosts virtual Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference

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Posted: October 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Organizers of the Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) are not letting the restrictions of a global pandemic affect the momentum of last year’s inaugural event. On Nov. 5, the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning will host the second annual APAC, entirely online. “Last year was a huge success and attendees appreciated the opportunity to come...

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