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Observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi'kmaq Treaty Day at UNB

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Posted: September 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



On Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, UNB’s community will be observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi’kmaq Treaty Day. On Sept. 30, every member of the UNB community is being encouraged to wear their orange shirt in honour of Orange Shirt Day. This annual event grew out of Phyllis' story, a survivor who was six when she had her orange shirt taken away from her the first day she...

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UNB’s faculty of education to offer International Baccalaureate programs

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Posted: September 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



As of fall 2021, students entering the bachelor of education school years program in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will have the opportunity to earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching and learning certificate along with their degree. UNB is one of three universities in Canada offering the certificate as part of a BEd program, and the only...

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UNB becomes first Canadian university to offer phone services through Microsoft Teams

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Posted: September 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick now have full access to their office phone services when working remotely or on campus following the successful migration of UNB’s phone system to Microsoft Teams on Aug. 27. UNB is the first Canadian university to move to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system run entirely through Teams, a Microsoft app known best for its video meeting,...

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UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation and Wellness gear up for fall

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Posted: September 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The Athletics, Recreation and Wellness program at University of New Brunswick in Saint John has announced plans for the fall season, with a focus on health and wellness. The emphasis on creating wellness programs during this unprecedented time aims to get everyone moving and interacting with others whilst maintaining social distancing. “Many of us did not have the opportunity to exercise...

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UNB researchers examine gender pay gaps among health care workers before and after the pandemic

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Posted: September 21, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A group of researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton are undertaking a research project that will examine trends in gender-related wage gaps among health care workers before and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Many governments provided temporary “pandemic pay” to frontline health care workers fighting COVID-19. What tended to receive less policy attention was the...

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UNB nursing students implement successful community projects through virtual collaboration

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Posted: September 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB



Over a span of six weeks, nursing students at the University of New Brunswick’s Moncton site completed their course requirements and successfully implemented community projects – entirely in a virtual setting. Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom, students partnered with several community agencies across New Brunswick to provide educational resources and tools for clients who use their...

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UNB Saint John introduces The Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club Series

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Posted: September 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. Janie Chang writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. Her first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book...

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Catalyst participants assist businesses with COVID-19 recovery

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Posted: September 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Student participants in the University of New Brunswick’s Catalyst program saw great success over the summer of 2020. Catalyst, supported with funding from the Province of New Brunswick, the ICTC WIL Digital program and the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship program, was designed to support communities as they adapted to and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. It gave New Brunswick...

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother’s name

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


When brothers and UNB alumni William and Graeme MacKinnon decided to honour their late mother Audrey, they knew it had to be in support of students. Audrey did not attend university herself, though she had very much wanted to. When she graduated from Plaster Rock Superior School in 1942, the eldest of seven children, she knew that university would place too much financial hardship on her...

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Google awards UNB researcher funding for FPGAs

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Posted: September 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Kenneth Kent has been awarded funding from Google that will be used to help create new tools for designing special computer chips. Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a special type of computer chip that can be reconfigured after manufacturing to create different functionality. The flexibility and reconfigurability of these chips make them...

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UNB partners with Family Plus Life Solutions to expand mental health services

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Posted: September 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus has signed a memorandum of understanding with counselling provider Family Plus Life Solutions, Inc., strengthening its mental health services for students. The agreement will allow students who require more intense psychotherapy, beyond what UNB counselling services provide, to do so in a way that works within their personal...

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UNB PhD student to become specialized population analyst

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Posted: September 10, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A PhD candidate from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus has been selected as a trainee for the Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) Program: Developing Talent for Population Analytics in Aging Societies. Spurred by the fact that the population of Canada is aging at an unprecedented rate, CAnD3 is the first Canadian multidisciplinary...

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Comprehensive android dataset will combat malware and improve smartphone security

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Posted: September 8, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



In collaboration with Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick has released a benchmark comprehensive android cybersecurity dataset named CCCS-CIC-AndMal-2020. This dataset, which includes a total of 400,000 android apps and is the first in a series of two, was created by a team led by Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari,...

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UNB receives Canadian Space Agency funding to enhance space science equipment

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Posted: September 2, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick has been selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop and install a new space weather monitoring instrument in the Canadian Arctic. It has been awarded $300,000 from the agency for the project. The device, a high-frequency radar known as a Modular Ionospheric Sounder, is intended to be deployed in harsh, remote environments like the Arctic or space. It...

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UNB TME start-up disrupts blockchain and cryptocurrency analytics

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Posted: August 28, 2020 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Born out of the University of New Brunswick’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre (TME) in February of 2019, Gray Wolf Analytics has since begun to transform the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency analytics. Initially, Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair of the J Herbert Smith Centre for TME sold student entrepreneurs on the need to help financial and intelligence organizations...

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Eleven new members appointed to UNB’s Board of Governors

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Posted: August 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Larry Hachey, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of eleven new members to the Board. The eleven individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are four UNB academics, a philanthropist, a telecommunication professional, a president of infrastructure development, two UNB students, the CEO of the...

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UNB launches innovative program aimed at provincial health care reform

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Posted: August 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of New Brunswick was developing an ambitious plan to help address the most challenging and important issue facing New Brunswick and Canada – the delivery of effective, efficient and sustainable health care. UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) is a program focused on health education and research, coupled with social innovation...

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Foundation extends support for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

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Posted: August 25, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation will continue its support of the University of New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Scholars Award for a further two years, matching donations from Beaverbrook Scholars to a maximum of $100,000 per year. This will bring the foundation’s total contribution to the award to $500,000 over five years. In 2018, the foundation announced a commitment to match...

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UNB announces new communication studies certificate in social media

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Posted: August 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the communications studies program on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, UNB Saint John is proud to offer a new certificate program in social media beginning in fall 2020. The certificate, which is designed to be completed in one academic year of full-time study, is compatible with online learning and provides students with a...

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Local Saint John company produces branded face masks for UNB Saint John students

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Posted: August 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John campus has enlisted the help of local business The Estey Group to provide students with UNB-branded community face masks for fall 2020. With non-medical masks now a requirement on campus, students will each be given their own UNB-branded face mask when they return for the start of the semester. “When the decision was made to provide students...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Posted: August 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Jessica Dean and Stephen White have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. This year, 100 students received this celebrated award, up from 50 in prior years. Jessica Dean, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader...

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University of New Brunswick advances new technology to help protect North Atlantic right whales

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Posted: August 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick, with the support of Transport Canada, is advancing new proven technology to improve the detection of North Atlantic right whales in part of the shipping lanes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Due to the success of its 2019 pilot project, a UNB research lab has launched an underwater acoustic glider that will enhance the surveillance and monitoring of North Atlantic...

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MBA student helps to strengthen UNB as the University for New Brunswick

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Posted: August 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Juan (Coco) Du is an international student completing her master of business administration at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus whose passion lies in enhancing the educational experience and quality of life for others. Having been a senior education consultant in China for 10 years, Du has provided personalized consulting services to approximately 2,000 families,...

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New dataset from UNB to help detect man-in-the-middle attacks

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Posted: August 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick has released its first-ever DNS over HTTPS (DoH) dataset funded by CIRA’s Community Investment Program. The benchmark cybersecurity dataset, named CIRA-CIC-DoHBrw-2020, will be used to improve privacy of encrypted communication and detect man-in-the-middle attacks. The dataset has been created by a CIC team...

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UNB M.Sc. forestry student wins the 2020 PCI Geomatics Young Scholars Award

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Posted: August 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



David Forsey, a master of science in forestry student at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton recently completed a thesis on eelgrass mapping using WorldView-2 imagery and won the 2020 PCI Geomatics Young Scholars Award. Under the supervision of Dr. Brigitte Leblon (UNB, FOREM), Dr. A. LaRocque (UNB/HRA, FOREM), Dr. Marc Skinner (UNB/HRA & Stantec) and Angela Douglas (UNB/HRA & Southern...

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Newcomer leverages experiences and education to make a difference

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Posted: August 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Newcomer, entrepreneur and researcher are just a few of the many hats that Agunbiade Seun Richards wears. As a business owner and entrepreneurship PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Seun found his home in the Port City and is dedicated to growing the city’s economy and population growth through entrepreneurship. Inspired by his own experiences and education,...

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New residence honours trailblazing couple

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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 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 research...

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UNB researchers providing science expertise to new Ocean Supercluster project

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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Nine UNBers make finals for Atlantic AquaHacking Challenge

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Posted: June 30, 2020 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The Atlantic Canadian division of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation’s AquaHacking Challenge has announced its five finalist teams, with nine UNB students and alumni making the cut. AquaHacking Challenges are nine-month programs held across Canada in which competitors work to solve water-related problems, including issues with potability and industrial pollution. The Atlantic version...

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UNB announces Beaverbrook Scholars

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Posted: June 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Beaverbrook Scholarships and the commitment to shaping future leaders at UNB. This year’s recipients are Julia Dupuis, David...

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UNB research focuses on life satisfaction after traumatic spinal cord injury

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Posted: June 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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A study, conceived and designed by a University of New Brunswick PhD candidate, is examining the perceptions and reality of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injuries. “An Examination of Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Induced Quadriplegia and Paraplegia: Comparing Society’s Expectations to Patient Reported Life Satisfaction” was...

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UNB Makerspace partners with NB Power to 3D-print COVID-19 relief materials

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Posted: June 24, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



NB Power and UNB are no strangers to working together on innovative and impactful projects. The Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart-Grid Technologies was formed in 2017 to create synergies and research partnerships, and the Smart Grid Innovation Network has been a collaboration with the two partners, along with others, since 2016. The team at NB Power work hard every day to keep the...

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UNB graduate students earn $2.5 million in federal scholarships

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Posted: June 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick enjoyed unparalleled success in the 2020 spring competitions for scholarships with the Government of Canada Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR). Topping the list of awards was an unprecedented three Vanier Scholarships, which is Canada’s most competitive and prestigious national scholarship for graduate students. The awards are valued...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

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Posted: June 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

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June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This represents a time where we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples, and recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is an opportunity for the broader community to learn, appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis...

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New UNB Nursing Chair to support Indigenous health and nurses

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Posted: June 19, 2020 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A recent investment of nearly $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Nurses Foundation will enable the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing to gain capacity in the field of Indigenous health, focused on strengthening relationships, forming new community partnerships and improving...

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UNB professor elected president of Canadian Political Science Association

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Posted: June 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

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Dr. Joanna Everitt of UNB’s Saint John campus has been elected as president of the Canadian Political Science Association, an organization representing political science faculty and students across the country. She is the first president from an Atlantic Canadian university in more than 20 years. Dr. Everitt is a professor of political science and the director of the UNB Urban and...

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UNB launches program connecting students and NB businesses for COVID-19 relief

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Posted: June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the launch of Catalyst, a program designed to support communities as they adapt to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Catalyst will give New Brunswick businesses access to some of UNB’s brightest and most talented students for assistance in immediate COVID-19 recovery and long-term strategy development. Through this program,...

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UNB researcher making the world a safer place from chemical weapons

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Posted: June 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



It has been 95 years since the League of Nations met on June 17, 1925, to sign the Geneva Protocol, an early attempt to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons in armed conflicts. Nearly a century later, however, their existence continues to be a risk to human security around the globe. New research out of the University of New Brunswick and the University of Kent (UK) will make it...

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UNB researcher part of $1.65-million project to develop expertise in earth observation data

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Posted: June 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Today’s students will be tomorrow’s experts, but they need training opportunities to reach that point. This September, University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Brigitte Leblon will take part in a $1.65-million, multi-institution NSERC CREATE project to give more students access to research experience and mentorship in the area of earth observation and big data. Dr. Leblon is a...

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ACAA cancels 2020-21 season first-semester sports

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Posted: June 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The Atlantic Collegiate Athletics Association (ACAA) has cancelled all first-semester sports scheduled for the 2020-21 season. The decision to cancel first-semester sports, which was made after deliberation among its 10-member institutions, affects men’s and women’s soccer and cross country and women’s rugby, as well as exhibition and early season competitions for men’s...

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AUS cancels fall 2020 competition

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Atlantic University Sport has announced its decision to cancel all regular and postseason competition until January 2021 and U SPORTS has cancelled all fall national championships. The decision was made after consulting with Ontario University Athletics, Canada West, RSEQ, and U SPORTS. Canada West and OUA are making similar announcements today. Decisions on winter semester competition will be...

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Reshaping the NB workforce in a post-pandemic recession

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Posted: June 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The following commentary by UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle appeared in the June 6, 2020, edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “Reshaping the New Brunswick workforce after COVID-19.” A year ago, I returned to New Brunswick after working in Australia and the United States over a thirty-year period. At the time, I remarked to people that the...

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Statement on Flannery Jewellers

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Posted: June 5, 2020 1:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and condemnation of all forms of racism goes beyond our institution’s values and extends to our strategic vision and our actions. We have formed a Presidential Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and developed an Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. We know there is still work to be...

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UNB researchers to share, teach data expertise with provincial government

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Posted: June 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB is sharing its expertise to provide New Brunswick’s public servants with the skills to interpret, understand and use large data sets in developing public policy. With greater amounts of more diverse data being collected every day, the potential use of this data to inform decisions grows accordingly. But using it...

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Standing together against racism and injustice

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Posted: June 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The events of the past few days, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, illustrates the important work --yet still largely undone --in fighting racism in all its forms around the world. At UNB we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we condemn all forms of racism. Racism and racial bias have no place and is not tolerated at UNB. As a community we need to...

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New LPN to BN pathway at UNB

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Posted: June 3, 2020 8:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will launch a new pathway to nursing education in September 2020. Funding from the Province of New Brunswick’s Nursing Resource Strategy was provided to the faculty of nursing to create the LPN-BN pathway so the program would be ready for admission in fall 2020. This is one year earlier than anticipated. Licensed Practical Nurses...

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The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity signs MOU with Tallinn University of Technology

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Posted: May 29, 2020 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick and the Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate the collaboration in combating cyber threats. By signing the MOU, both centres declared their intention to explore opportunities for collaborative research...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2020-21

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Four 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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UNB celebrates the Class of 2020

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Posted: May 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



This week, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its more than 1,600 graduates from across Canada and around the world. Although unable to hold its annual graduation ceremonies as a result of COVID-19, the university wants to congratulate its students on achieving this significant milestone. UNB is proud of the 1,278 students receiving their bachelor’s...

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Spring 2020 UNB graduates show their work

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


As we often say at UNB, graduation is a time when communities join to celebrate the work and accomplishments of students and faculty. While this year’s graduates are experiencing a different form of send-off due to COVID-19, they remain as accomplished, determined and driven as ever. We’ve chosen four students whose stories are a snapshot of some of the incredible work happening...

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University of New Brunswick removes George Duncan Ludlow’s name from Faculty of Law Building

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Posted: May 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has removed George Duncan Ludlow’s name from the faculty of law building on its Fredericton campus. With many of UNB’s buildings and other spaces named after historical and contemporary leaders, conversations surrounding named places are happening within the UNB community, as they are at many universities across North America. Last year, UNB...

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UNB-led research partnership seeks to create new movement in forest stewardship

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Posted: May 25, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Canadian forests, like the Acadian Forest found in the Maritimes, are a vital resource that fulfill both an environmental and economic role. With pressures on forests increasing, researchers at the University of New Brunswick are working with landowners to investigate new models and methods to support their use and continued existence. A UNB-led research team spanning four institutions located...

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Canadian privacy and cybersecurity leaders call for independent technical reviews of COVID-19 contact tracing apps

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Posted: May 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Researchers from 32 universities across Canada, including the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick and with the support of the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC), are calling on Canadian governments to require rigorous reviews of any COVID-19 contact tracing apps before they are deployed. The NCC, led by researchers at the University of Calgary, the...

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Two UNB athletes named CCAA Academic All-Canadians

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Posted: May 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Two student-athletes from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have been announced as 2019-20 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Dayna Alexander and Logan Perry received the award with 191 other student-athletes across the country. The recipients have achieved combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics. Ms. Alexander is a...

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UNB-led research team will help develop police expertise in responding to intimate partner violence

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Posted: May 20, 2020 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Carmen Gill, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, wants to make life safer for Canadians facing intimate partner violence. “Intimate partner violence is a widespread societal issue around the world that encompasses physical violence, sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behaviours,” says Dr. Gill. “From a criminal justice...

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Approved Bachelor of Health program accepting applications

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Posted: May 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Admissions to the new, four-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Health program at UNB have now begun for fall 2020, with approval from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Council. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to combine the precision of science with the creativity and critical thinking of the social sciences and humanities, plus the strategic vision and...

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UNB releases study showing $1.8-billion impact on provincial economy

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Posted: May 15, 2020 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has released The Economic Value of the University of New Brunswick: Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education, an independent analysis conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The research and analysis conducted by EMSI reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.8 billion on the New Brunswick...

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Recognizing our heroes during National Nursing Week

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Posted: May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The following commentary is from Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB President and Vice-Chancellor. It’s unlikely that any of us could have predicted the current global situation when, in December, the World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in honour of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. This unintentionally timely designation...

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UNB and JDI announce 2020 scholarship recipients

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Posted: May 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



  The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Tamara McDougall of Odell and Keegan Pickard of Piercemont will both attend UNB Fredericton to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based...

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UNB’s manufacturing research initiative goes online in response to COVID-19

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Posted: May 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick, an economic policy research initiative at the University of New Brunswick, has announced changes to the 2020 program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our 2020 program was very much centered around our flagship event, the JDI Roundtable Forum,” says research director Dr. Herb Emery, the Vaughan Chair in...

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Grade 12 students can get early start on post-secondary studies at UNB

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Posted: May 5, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick, in partnership with the provincial government, is providing Grade 12 students an opportunity to get an early start on their post-secondary education by enrolling in remote learning offered through spring and summer intersession courses. “We are committed to exploring all avenues to help our students succeed,” said Paul Mazerolle, UNB president and...

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UNB essential service staff keep university running during COVID-19

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



  It’s been far from business as usual at the University of New Brunswick since a state of emergency was declared by the Province of New Brunswick on March 19 to limit the spread of COVID-19. UNB’s campuses quickly closed to most of the university community and, with the exception of a few students who were unable to travel home, the only staff who have remained are those...

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UNB’s Promise Partnership continues to support local schoolchildren

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Posted: April 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership initiative has continued to support local youth in the community throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The Promise Partnership runs an ongoing program that pairs children from Hazen White-St. Francis School with UNB volunteers to provide educational support through structured literacy activities. Although now unable to meet in person, the mentors continue...

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UNB provides PPE for healthcare and emergency workers

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Posted: April 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has gathered crucial supplies to provide the Province of New Brunswick with personal protective equipment needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. PPE and other essential materials were gathered from the UNB Fredericton campus, including gloves, goggles, masks, face shields, gowns, alcohols and more. Additional materials from UNB’s Saint John campus and...

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UNB nursing grads join the COVID-19 fight

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Posted: April 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



Fourth-year nursing students from the University of New Brunswick graduated earlier than usual this year to allow them to join the fight against COVID-19. The Nursing Association of New Brunswick has provided UNB graduates with a temporary license, which means they can be hired to work in healthcare immediately. While the application process remained the same, the license approvals were...

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Dr. Carol Nemeroff named dean of UNB’s Renaissance College

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Posted: April 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Carol J. Nemeroff has been named dean of Renaissance College at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Dr. Nemeroff is currently a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Southern Maine (USM), as well as a co-founder and principal at the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC) at USM. She is a licensed psychologist in Arizona, former director...

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Our hearts and thoughts are with Nova Scotia

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Posted: April 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick acknowledges the tragic events which occurred over the weekend in Nova Scotia. As a community, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all of those who lost their lives in this terrible incident, including RCMP Cst. Heidi Stevenson. Our heartfelt thoughts are also with another RCMP officer and the other people who were affected by these...

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UNB’s Dr. Kenneth Kent named NBIF’s 2020 Star Mentor

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Posted: April 17, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has named UNB’s Dr. Kenneth Kent their 2020 Star Mentor, recognizing him as the province’s top research mentor at a New Brunswick university. In recognition of this award, he has received a $70,000 grant to support the training and development of student researchers. He was one of three researchers recognized as star mentors this...

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LuminUltra to supply COVID-19 test chemicals across Canada

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Posted: April 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Fredericton-based LuminUltra Technologies, headed by UNB alumnus Patrick Whalen (BScChE’03), is increasing its production to supply chemicals for essential COVID-19 testing across the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on April 15 that LuminUltra is one of the companies that has signed a contract with the federal government to provide supplies needed in all provinces. Many...

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UNB researchers release short-term COVID-19 infection predictions

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Posted: April 9, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

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UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training’s 10-day COVID-19 outcome model shows New Brunswick is currently tracking towards a best-case scenario outcome, according to data as of April 7. NB-IRDT researchers, led by Dr. Ted McDonald, developed their prediction models by looking at outcome data as of March 31, 2020, from other countries with a range of COVID-19...

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UNB student part of national effort to track COVID-19 spread

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Posted: April 8, 2020 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


As the global outbreak of COVID-19 restricts travel around the world, UNB engineering student Xavier Hébert-Couturier is looking back on a 2017 trip that is now allowing him to help Canadians during the pandemic. “In 2017 I went to Shad Saskatchewan, where I met many extremely talented and driven students from across Canada,” said Mr. Hébert-Couturier. “Recently, the...

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UNBers develop app to help track and trace COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted: April 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Students and alumni from the University of New Brunswick have created an application that will assist healthcare authorities in their fight against COVID-19. Alongside project lead, co-founder and CEO Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, professor and chair of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre at UNB, UNB students Drake Luce, Jacob Smith and Matthew Sampson and UNB alumni Ashlee Donaher (D-TME’14,...

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UNB mathematicians join research project tackling COVID-19

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Posted: March 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Two professors from the University of New Brunswick are part of a multi-institutional research project whose work will contribute to the global understanding of COVID-19. Mathematics professor Dr. James Watmough and Dr. Sanjeev Seahra, professor and chair of UNB Fredericton’s department of mathematics and statistics, have joined the Canadian COVID-19 Math Modelling Task Force. This task...

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Fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days brings Thomas Berger to UNB

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Posted: March 11, 2020 9:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is hosting its fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on March 12 and 13 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton, which will feature a keynote presentation by former MP Thomas Berger. This year’s theme is “You Cannot Own Another Life Form: Integrating Indigenous Understandings of Sharing into Land and Resource Use Decisions.” The...

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UNB nursing students promote healthy eating to Saint John schoolchildren

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Posted: March 10, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Nursing students from the University of New Brunswick recently led a healthy eating Lunch and Learn session for 153 children at Hazen White-St. Francis School, as part of the Promise Partnership. Earlier this year, the 50 first-year UNB students presented recommendations and advice from Canada’s Food Guide to the children, their teachers and parents. Groups of students were assigned a...

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UNB and Bangor University sign letter of intent for SMR collaboration

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Posted: March 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM AST

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The University of New Brunswick and Bangor University in Wales have signed a letter of intent to work together on the development of small modular reactors, or SMRs. Dr. Willy Cook, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research at UNB, is part of a national delegation attending the Canada-UK Nuclear Energy Summit in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cook...

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Putting knowledge into action: Venture capitalists in the making with NBIF

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Posted: March 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Since the fall of 2019, a group of UNB students have been working side-by-side with staff at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to master the tools of venture capitalism. In the next few days they will be putting their knowledge to the test as they join other students from across Canada to compete in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), hosted by Saint Mary’s...

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UNB students win big at Atlantic Engineering Competition

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Posted: March 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Students from the University of New Brunswick recently competed and took home first and second place prizes in the 2020 Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC). This year’s competition, which was hosted by UNB Fredericton from Jan. 23 to 26, brought together engineering students from 12 Atlantic Canadian universities to compete in a variety of technical competitions. During the event,...

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Success for UNB law students at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition

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Posted: February 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Four UNB law students enjoyed success at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition, held on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. The event, hosted by the faculty of law, saw 16 teams from 10 law schools across the country compete in simulated negotiations. The UNB law negotiation team of Danica Jorgenson and David McDonald placed second overall in the two-day...

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UNB co-develops new online tool to support Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

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Posted: February 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in three Canadian women, but only one in five Canadian women experiencing IPV access violence services. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick, Western University and the University of British Columbia may have found a solution. iCAN Plan 4 Safety (iCAN) is the first interactive, online health and safety resource of its kind for Canadian...

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UNB and NBCC provide new degree pathway

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Posted: February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick and New Brunswick Community College have signed an agreement to provide a new pathway for NBCC’s International Business Management graduates to obtain a master’s degree. “This MOU will further diversify our campus’ MBA program by admitting NBCC students who have completed the post-graduate program and meet eligibility requirements,”...

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UNB launches Climate Change Action Plan

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Posted: February 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 and it has created an action plan to fulfill that mission. UNB’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which was developed after extensive public consultation and engagement, is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick. The plan outlines strategies that will help the university make...

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UNB Art Centre launches exhibit honouring Black New Brunswickers past and present

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Posted: February 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


An exhibit titled Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers is launching on Friday, Feb. 21, in honour of Black History Month at the University of New Brunswick. The exhibit is part of a larger project that focuses on 25 Black New Brunswickers who have made significant contributions in shaping contemporary New Brunswick in their fight for freedom and equality. In collaboration with the...

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UNB hosts the 2020 Canadian National Negotiation Competition

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Posted: February 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law is hosting the fourth annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC) on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton. Founded in 2017, the CNNC promotes consensual dispute resolution and builds networks among Canadian law schools and their students. The event also serves as a qualifier for the annual International...

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UNB hosts expert on the Black Canadian experience for annual Black History Month Public Lecture

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Posted: February 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s fourth annual Black History Month Public Lecture, taking place on Thursday, Feb. 20, will be delivered by Dr. Barrington Walker, history professor and expert in Canadian Black history, immigration and the law at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Walker’s talk, titled “The Honourable Leonard Braithwaite: Black Canadians and Civic Belonging in...

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Fishing for facts in Canada’s lakes and waterways: UNB researcher part of a national project to identify fish species in Canada

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Posted: February 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



With just one water sample, and using no nets or fishhooks, the University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Scott Pavey can tell what types of fish live in a stream or lake. Now, Dr. Pavey is using his expertise, equipment and lab in a nation-wide, $9.1-million funded project that will catalogue fish across Canada. GEN-FISH, the Genomics Network for Fish Identification, Stress and Health, is based...

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UNB launches innovative bachelor of health program

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Posted: February 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick has launched a new four-year interdisciplinary bachelor of health program, the first of its kind in Canada. The innovative program will welcome its first intake of students to the Saint John campus in fall 2020. UNB’s health program is a unique collaboration between all three UNB Saint John faculties: the faculty of arts, the faculty of business, and the...

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UNB Saint John strengthens mental health services through Real Campus partnership

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Posted: February 14, 2020 2:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John has partnered with online student support platform Real Campus to offer 24/7 mental health services to its students. The confidential, virtual advice platform offers professional support in all areas of university life, including mental wellness. The resource can be accessed at any time of the day or night and is available to all students,...

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UNB’s Pacey Lecture examines how jihadi terrorists are made

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Posted: February 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



How do seemingly ordinary people become jihadi terrorists? Dr. Lorne Dawson’s extensive research on radicalization and terrorism has led to surprising findings. Dr. Dawson, a professor in the departments of sociology and legal studies and religious studies at the University of Waterloo, will deliver the annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at UNB Fredericton....

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UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series hosts author Douglas Gary Freeman

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Posted: February 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Author Douglas Gary Freeman will read from Exile Blues on Saturday, Feb. 15, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. In Exile Blues, when Preston Downs, Jr., a.k.a. Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montreal airport, little does he know that never would he return home to Washington, D.C., or to his adopted city, Chicago. Events had sped by...

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UNB Law Tax Clinic helps students navigate the world of income tax

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Posted: February 10, 2020 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



With the 2020 tax season just around the corner, the Law Tax Clinic at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton is ready to open its doors to students. Led by a team of law students and guided by a faculty member, the clinic offers regular information seminars and provides students the opportunity to obtain advice and assistance in preparing and filing their income tax returns. The clinic...

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UNB economists plan public forum on evidence-based policy

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Posted: February 7, 2020 3:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Two economists at the University of New Brunswick want New Brunswickers to start asking tougher questions about how and why policy decisions are made New Brunswick. Dr. Herb Emery, the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics and program director of the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research, and Dr. Ted McDonald, the founding director of the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training...

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UNB to host invertebrate paleontologist for Darwin Day lecture

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Posted: February 6, 2020 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



  In celebration of Darwin Day, the biology department at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will host Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron, Richard M. Ivey curator of invertebrate palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Dr. Caron’s talk is entitled “Darwin's dilemma: The origin of animals explained.” In addition to his position at the ROM, Dr....

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UNB graduate students conducting research on climate change

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Posted: February 4, 2020 3:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



  Two graduate students from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton were eager to spend a portion of last summer wearing winter jackets. Both students spent their summer in the Arctic, where they conducted research on climate change and oceanography. PhD candidate Joshua Evans travelled through the North Water (NOW) polynya and Nares conducting field sampling...

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UNB to host Techstars Startup weekend

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Posted: February 4, 2020 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick, in partnership with the City of Fredericton and Planet Hatch, will be hosting a Techstars Startup Weekend from Feb. 21 - 23, 2020, on UNB's Fredericton campus. Techstars Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active community leaders and entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekend...

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Celebrating Black History Month at UNB

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Posted: January 30, 2020 8:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



  Feb. 1 will mark the beginning of a monthlong celebration of Black Canadians past and present. During this time, our community reflects upon the stories, contributions and influence that Black Canadians have made on our history, culture and academic institutions. Throughout the year, we stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB who continue to fight for equality and...

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A fourth-year UNB student speaks out in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Posted: January 28, 2020 9:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Cormac Stewart is working on finding balance. The fourth-year student at UNB Fredericton has a busy schedule filled with clubs, classes and friends, but he always takes time to check in with his emotions. Mr. Stewart is co-president of the UNB Mental Health Association. Together with his co-president Kate Metcalf, they lead students in discussion regarding mental health issues and raise...

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Research shows practice makes perfect for NB surgeons

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Posted: January 24, 2020 1:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



NB-IRDT researchers studied years of data about mortality and short-term complications from three common surgical procedures in New Brunswick. When it comes to minimizing the odds of complications from surgery, New Brunswickers should choose providers who actively and regularly perform a large number of similar surgeries,...

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Celebrating campus and community coming together

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Posted: January 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



This morning the community celebrated the relocation of the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program to its new Uptown location. The move to UNB’s Grand Hall, the former Scotiabank building in the heart of the city’s business and social core, will augment the MBA program and enhance the student experience through greater...

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Law expert talks cryptocurrency regulation at UNB’s annual Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture

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Posted: January 21, 2020 2:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. Allan C. Hutchinson, professor of law at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Dr. Hutchinson will present his talk, The New Crypto World: Governance on The Margins for the forty-first installment of the Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture. “Cryptocurrency is sufficiently...

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Third woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

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Posted: January 16, 2020 3:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Donna Strickland on Thursday, Jan. 30, for the annual Bryan Priestman Memorial Lecture. In her talk, titled “Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Dr. Strickland will discuss her award-winning research involving the development of chirped pulsed amplification (CPA). This...

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UNB alumna achieves highest score in Atlantic Canada on accountancy exam

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Posted: January 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB alumna Tiffany Lowe has received top honours in the Chartered Professional Accountants Common Final Examination. Ms. Lowe has been named the 2019 Atlantic’s Honour Roll Gold Medal recipient for obtaining the highest score in Atlantic Canada on the exam. Ms. Lowe graduated with distinction from UNB’s BBA accounting co-op program in May 2017. The co-op program offers students the...

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Election interference is focus of UNB’s next cyber lecture

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Posted: January 15, 2020 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will host a public lecture focused on election interference presented by Dr. David Thaw, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Dr. Thaw is also founding director of the CyREN Laboratory and an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, blockchain and related law and technology issues. This lecture, which is...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for eighth year

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Posted: January 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



For the eighth consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers in 2020. The list, published by Atlantic Business Magazine, recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The evaluation takes into account performance management, training and skills development,...

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UNB’s Summer Institute seeking applications for 12-week paid accelerator program

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Posted: January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is seeking early stage companies with innovative ideas that are interested in participating in the Summer Institute’s 2020 cohort. The Summer Institute, a 12-week interdisciplinary accelerator program that was developed in 2014, accepts five to seven companies each year....

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Study shows New Brunswick library usage increasing

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Posted: January 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



New Brunswickers still love the province’s traditional libraries despite rapid technological and social change over the past decade, according to research from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick. NB-IRDT researchers looked at numbers of active library cards and how many items (both physical and electronic) were...

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UNB researcher helps refute findings on effects of ocean acidification on reef fish

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Posted: January 8, 2020 2:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



An international research team that includes a University of New Brunswick faculty member has published findings that challenge previous research about the impact of carbon dioxide on coral reef fish behaviour. Dr. Ben Speers-Roesch is an associate professor in biological sciences at UNB Saint John and is one of four Canadian members of the team. The paper was recently published in Nature, one...

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UNB research chair appointed to the Order of Canada

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Posted: January 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Derek Lister, professor emeritus and Research Chair in Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is one of the 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The honours were announced on Dec. 27, 2019, by Governor General Julie Payette. Established in 1967 as one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours outstanding achievement, dedication...

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