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UNB and St. Francis Xavier University sign new MOU

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 30, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Two of Atlantic Canada’s public universities have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable bachelor of science (BSc) students at one school to easily transfer to complete their bachelor of science in human nutrition (BScHNU) at another.   “We are committed to creating partnerships that provide educational opportunities for...

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UNB announces 2022 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year’s recipients are Mary Debly, Dominique Drost and Hearty Uy. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding...

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UNB announces new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 28, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will offer a new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists, beginning in fall 2022. “UNB is a place that educates professionals in new ways of thinking and we provide opportunities for teamwork and interprofessional collaboration,” says Dr. Petra...

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Seventeen UNB researchers awarded $4.6 million in federal grant funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Government of Canada has announced the results of the 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Research Programs competition. Among the recipients are 17 University of New Brunswick researchers, who are receiving a total of $4.6 million in research funding. “Congratulations to this year’s NSERC Discovery Grant recipients and thank you to...

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UNB and Province of New Brunswick partner to help integrate technology into students’ learning experience

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has partnered with the University of New Brunswick’s McKenna Institute to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom and enhance their students’ learning experience. “Using technology to assist learning gives students a deeper and more personalized learning environment by bridging gaps in time and...

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Indoor tennis facility planned for Saint John

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 16, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Fundy Tennis Association (FTA) signed a letter of intent with the University of New Brunswick to partner on the development of an indoor tennis centre to be located on UNB’s Saint John campus.  The eight-court indoor facility, the largest in New Brunswick, will make tennis a year-round sport in the Fundy region. With support from Tennis New Brunswick and Tennis Canada, the Fundy...

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McKenna Institute, UNB and IBM partner to prepare learners for rewarding careers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



  The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced that it is working with IBM Canada to provide education and career readiness resources to students and community members in New Brunswick. To that end, the McKenna Institute is providing enhanced access to IBM SkillsBuild, with its partners at UNB, Université de Moncton, and TechImpact. IBM SkillsBuild is a...

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UNB researcher’s innovative work is helping to reform healthcare across the province

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



With more than 20 per cent of the Saint John population living in poverty, one University of New Brunswick researcher is addressing this issue as a societal challenge and tackling it in a way that will drive social progress and improve the lives of children. Dr. Ziba Vaghri is the principal investigator for two multinational projects: UNB’s GlobalChild and InspiRights: Good Practices to...

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NBCC, UNB sign Letter of Intent with Marshall Skills Academy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 13, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



A three-way partnership between New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), University of New Brunswick (UNB), and the Marshall Skills Academy has been established to develop innovative new ways to provide students with experiential learning opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. The three parties recently signed a Letter of Intent with the objective of addressing skills...

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Now accepting applications: The UNB Coding Boot Camp

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 13, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL), the McKenna Institute and TechImpact have announced the launch of an online Coding Boot Camp designed to help prepare learners for the surging number of available positions in the IT sector and workforce. The UNB Coding Boot Camp will help meet the demand for tech talent in Atlantic Canada, providing training in the skills...

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UNB and JDI announce 2022 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is one of the university's most prestigious awards. “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers with...

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New language coaching service now offered at Saint John College

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Saint John College, located at the University of New Brunswick, has launched a new English language coaching service. Language coaching is a unique service that allows individuals to work with certified, highly experienced English-second and additional-language educators to develop a customized, targeted coaching plan. The service is designed to help individuals identify their long-term...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature comedian James Mullinger

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The Lorenzo Society Book Club at UNB Saint John will feature award-winning British comedian James Mullinger reading from his first book, Brit Happens, on Wednesday, June 15. Brit Happens chronicles Mullinger’s lifetime of adventures, from being a shy and nervous child collecting comedy records, and rising through the ranks of GQ magazine and meeting his personal idols Jerry Seinfeld and...

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Federal funding supports new Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 2, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Government of Canada has announced an investment of more than $102 million in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) across the country, along with more than $1.7 million in research infrastructure funding for nine of the new and existing chairs. Among the new CRCs is UNB researcher Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, an assistant professor of political science and now Canada...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 1, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. This is a time to celebrate the first people of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the remarkable contributions of Wabanaki people within our province, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. To transform intentional thinking into meaningful action is a crucial...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2022-23

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 30, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Four outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate 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, who was a Beaverbrook Scholar as a young man. Each year, the...

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UNB and CUPE sign collective agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have signed a five (5) year Collective Agreement. Both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus performing work in the following categories:...

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UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Members of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and their supporters gathered on May 24 to celebrate 10 years of success. The event provided an opportunity for the PDC to thank their founders, showcase their participants and introduce their new business model, PDC 2.0. “As the Pond-Deshpande Centre enters its new business model, the University of New Brunswick will continue to leverage their...

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Shoppers Drug Mart invests $2.5 million in UNB to create innovative, community-based health care solutions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Shoppers Drug Mart and the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a collaborative journey to create innovative and patient-centric solutions to help address some of the health care gaps in the province. Shoppers Drug Mart has committed $2.5 million over five years to the university to identify, build and test new models of health care for communities in need...

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Additional funding announced for project to address labour shortages and retention and recruitment challenges in early childhood education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has announced a further investment of $1.08 million into the Early Childhood Education Lab, a project of the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s NouLAB at the University of New Brunswick, to evaluate and enhance retention and recruitment of early childhood educators in Atlantic Canada. “We are happy to partner with the Early Childhood Education Lab to invest in a...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2022 12:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2022. The university will also honour two outstanding professors, six professors emeriti and UNB’s Award for...

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Inaugural Digital Innovation Summit sparks big ideas

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The inaugural Digital Innovation Summit, hosted by the McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick, saw big names in New Brunswick industry come together to talk digital transformation. “If we want to maintain our momentum forward, it is necessary to involve all stakeholders in the conversation,” says the Hon. Frank McKenna, founder of the institute. “To at once...

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UNB and McKenna Institute announce Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



This photo was taken off-campus. All site-specific masking protocols have been followed. The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the launch of the Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation, funded by a $2.5-million commitment from Edward (Ed) and William (Bill) Barrett. Based within UNB Fredericton’s faculty of computer...

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UNB earns AACSB International accreditation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 12, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) have announced the faculty of management on the Fredericton campus has earned business accreditation. “Thanks to the faculty of management’s commitment to excellence in research and program delivery, UNB students have the opportunity to attend a business school that...

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J Herbert Smith Centre announces Global Technology Solutions pitch winners

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with M-GoK Bioincubator of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal, India), announced the winners of the Global Technology Solutions (GTS) program during the final pitch event, which took place virtually on April 23. GTS is a unique four-month program that unites...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 10, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 25, 26 and 27. Dr. HEA (Eddy) Campbell will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree in Fredericton on May 25 at 2:30 p.m. Over his 10-year tenure as president and vice-chancellor of UNB, Dr. Campbell made significant and...

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UNB students give back to the Saint John community

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 9, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Students from the University of New Brunswick’s business administration marketing management course raised $5,500 for a scholarship fund at the Saint John Newcomer Centre and close to $7,500 to fund bursaries for children and teens to participate in the Discovery Summer Camp program on UNB’s Saint John campus. Dr. Emin Civi, a professor in the faculty of business at UNB, believes...

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UNB part of national Campus Peer Support pilot program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



On May 6, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, announced on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, an investment of $2 million for a three-year Campus Peer Support pilot project led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The University of New Brunswick hosted the announcement of the pilot...

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UNB helping drive digital transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Supporting digital transformation across all sectors of the economy is key to Canada’s economic recovery. Post-secondary institutions and colleges will play a crucial role in fueling an innovation ecosystem and talent development while building the digital economy of tomorrow. This will help prepare workers for the jobs of the future, support business growth and attract investments right...

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UNB announces new certificate in nursing leadership and management

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 5, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will offer a new certificate program in nursing leadership and management, beginning in fall 2022. This post-bachelor’s certificate is an online term-based program designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals starting their career in, or aspiring towards, leadership positions in health care. To receive the certificate,...

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UNB, Sri Vishnu Education Systems, ONB announce new computer science initiative

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 4, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) with the Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) have announced a new partnership that will provide an employment experience for SVES students through the master of computer science by coursework (MCSC) program at UNB Fredericton. “UNB is committed to creating academic programming that attracts global talent to New...

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UNB ranks in top 25% in the world for four UN Sustainability Development Goals

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has ranked in the top 25% globally for the following four UN Sustainability Development Goals, outlined in the recently released 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking Results. Reduced Inequalities, which focuses on universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive...

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Lorenzo Society’s Book Club to feature bestselling author Beth Powning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 2, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Book Club will feature bestselling author Beth Powning reading from her novel, The Sister’s Tale, on Wednesday, May 11. In The Sister’s Tale, with murder dominating the news, the respected wife of a New Brunswick sea captain is drawn into the case of a British home child whose bad luck has turned worse. Mortified that she must purchase the girl in a...

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J Herbert Smith Centre announces winners of the 2022 RBC Student Pitch Competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 26, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of its 16th annual RBC Student Pitch Competition, which took place virtually on March 31. After transitioning to a virtual event in 2020, this year's competition, hosted by the J Herbert Smith Centre in partnership with RBC, was opened up to students worldwide. Participants applied to compete...

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UNB students selected to be nursing practitioner student representatives

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 22, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Nursing students from the University of New Brunswick have been selected to serve as student representatives for the Nurse Practitioners Association of Canada (NPAC) and Nurse Practitioners of New Brunswick (NPNB). Mallory Magee was selected from nursing students from across Canada to be the nurse practitioner (NP) student director on NPAC’s board of directors. As the student...

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UNB and Conservation Council of New Brunswick host environmental art show for Earth Day

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB Sustainability and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick have teamed up to showcase an innovative community art project, “From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves,” debuting on Earth Day 2022. The opening celebration will take place at the New Brunswick Archives & Special Collections Building (23 Dineen Dr., UNB Fredericton) on Friday, April 22, from 4...

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UNB researchers contributing expertise to Healthy Seniors Pilot Project

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 14, 2022 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Six research initiatives involving the University of New Brunswick have received funding from the provincial government as part of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project, aimed at fostering healthy aging in New Brunswick. In total, $22.6 million in funding will go towards the 26 different research projects, it was announced on April 6. The pilot project is a $75-million federal-provincial agreement...

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UNB Art Centre offers new art courses for youth

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 13, 2022 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Youth asked for it, youth got it. Representatives at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre are answering the call for creative classes for youth and are introducing a series of art courses designed for individuals aged 12 to 17. The new courses will start in May on the UNB Fredericton campus. “The UNB Art Centre has been offering leisure learning courses for adults and...

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University of New Brunswick and Mastercard announce $1.75 million in funding to advance IoT cybersecurity research and training in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and Mastercard have announced a partnership to advance cybersecurity research and training opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. An investment of $1.75 million by Mastercard, announced on April 11, will help advance UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) research and learning opportunities through sponsorship of UNB’s IoT...

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UNB expands nursing offerings on Fredericton campus with support from provincial government

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 11, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing in Fredericton is introducing a mental health specialization and doubling the capacity in its nurse practitioner program, thanks to an investment from the Province of New Brunswick. UNB is developing a curriculum of specialized theory and clinical courses that will allow 21 students to specialize in mental health each year, preparing...

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Distinguished alumni to be honoured at Proudly UNB event

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of 15 alumni and one alumni group on April 7 at a gala event in Fredericton. “The Proudly UNB honourees are outstanding and truly deserving of this recognition and celebration,” says Jill Jeffrey (BPE’82, BEd’83), UNB Associated Alumni president. “These alumni ambassadors...

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UNB students convert apple pomace into can toppers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Students from the University of New Brunswick have developed an innovative process to help the cider industry become more sustainable while creating value from waste by-products that are typically disposed. Team PomPak includes students Jana Giles, Melanie Blanchette, Andie Kroll and Grace Weaver who are enrolled in the technology management and entrepreneurship product design and development...

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UNB and the McKenna Institute announce McKenna Fellow in Digital Education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced the launch of the McKenna Fellow program and the appointment of the inaugural McKenna Fellow in Digital Education, Matt McGuire. The McKenna Fellow program supports collaboration across industry, academia and government, engaging stakeholders, faculty and graduate students to ensure good ideas are examined and executed...

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UNB students selected to be Zenith Fellows

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 25, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Students from the University of New Brunswick have been selected for a national fellowship program to work with industry professionals at an innovative Canadian space company. The Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation (ZCPF) is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s space sector. UNB students Jagriti Luitel (mechanical...

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UNB celebrates Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Throughout the month of March, the University of New Brunswick (UNB), along with Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), have been recognizing CEWIL Month. This year’s CEWIL theme, #inspiredWIL, celebrates the successes and promotes awareness as we build and expand the capacity for co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities. UNB’s commitment to...

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UNB engineering students develop 3D printer recycling system to reduce plastic waste pollution

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 22, 2022 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Four engineering students from the University of New Brunswick are developing a recycling system for the UNB Makerspace to reduce the amount of plastic discarded and negatively impacting the environment. The recycling system works as an industrial sized shredder, plastic extruder and filament winder. After traveling through a cooling loop, the filament is coiled onto a spool and ready to be...

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UNB and Province of New Brunswick enter 10-year nursing funding agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 21, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and the provincial government have entered into a 10-year funding agreement focused on increasing the number of graduates from UNB’s bachelor of nursing programs. Through the agreement with Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), UNB will receive $35,000 for each nursing graduate above the current yearly baseline of 155, to a maximum of 206...

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The New Brunswick cybersecurity ecosystem

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: March 21, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The threats associated with cybercrime are many, varied and impactful. Each and every day millions of individuals and organizations are affected by cyberattacks. The losses associated with these threats are now described beyond billions. A recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the annual costs of cybercrime will exceed $10 trillion USD by 2025. The actual impact of the attacks...

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New Brunswick’s economic future is digital

Adrienne O’Pray

Posted: March 18, 2022 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The last thing any of us wants to read is another article starting with, “The last two years have been…” I get it. These years have been challenging– but also enlightening and inspiring. We’ve had a chance to assess what matters most in our lives–at home, at work and in our public spheres. We’ve seen incredible resilience, ingenuity, and adaptability...

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UNB’s NB-IRDT part of a renewed regional project that focuses health research on patients’ priorities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 17, 2022 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced on March 17 an investment of $16.1M in funding and in-kind contributions from the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to support the work of a Maritime hub for patient-oriented research. The funding has been provided as part of Strategy for Patient-Oriented...

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New UNB partnership with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories cements nuclear research leadership

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 16, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A new partnership between the University of New Brunswick and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) will enable closer research and training collaboration between UNB’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) and the nation’s premier nuclear science and technology organization. The partnership will leverage CNER’s expertise in specialty areas related to water-cooled nuclear...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Lauren B. Davis

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 10, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature author Lauren B. Davis reading from her novel, Even So, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Even So explores the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people. Angela Morrison has it all. She’s married to a wealthy man, adores her son, grows orchids, and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. What more could she...

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Nurse instructor receives Teaching Innovation Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 9, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Kimberly Wilbur, a nurse instructor and clinical lead for programming in the department of nursing and health sciences at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has received the 2020-2021 Teaching Innovation Award from UNB’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. Ms. Wilbur (BN'04, MN'20) received the award in recognition of her successful experiential learning techniques...

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UNB symposium highlights Indigenous Knowledges and history education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education, Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and Thinking Historically For Canada’s Future will present the symposium “Indigenous Knowledges and History Education” on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. AST. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the ways in which Indigenous Knowledges (IK) can and do inform the teaching of the...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 10th consecutive year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 24, 2022 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has been named to the list of top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2022, making it the 10th year in a row the institution has received the honour. The list is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. It recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The...

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UNB’s Pacey Lecture examines infant food insecurity in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Did you know that mothers who can least afford to buy infant formula are less likely to continue breastfeeding? Dr. Lesley Frank explores this paradox in her book, Out of Milk, revealing the experiences of mothers struggling to feed their children in Canada. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Dr. Frank, a Tier II Canada Research Chair in food, health and social justice, and professor of sociology at...

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UNB professor made Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 22, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Mohammad Hamdan, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has been made a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA). Created in 1964 with Sir James Lighthill as its first president, the IMA was incorporated in 1990 by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered...

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National cybersecurity consortium co-founded by UNB awarded nearly $80 million in federal funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Government of Canada announced that the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) will lead Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN). The consortium, which counts the University of New Brunswick as a founding member, will receive up to $80 million in matching funds over four years to advance Canada’s cybersecurity infrastructure, knowledge and workforce. With...

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New IT skills development partnership to address region’s tech labour shortage

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is committed to strengthening the region’s workforce and has announced a new partnership with the McKenna Institute and TechImpact to address the tech industry labour shortage. This innovative partnership brings together a post-secondary institution, an IT industry group and a digital transformation powerhouse to meet the needs of Atlantic Canadian...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB expands with gift from Dwight and Fay Fraser

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 10, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced that Dwight and Fay Fraser are contributing $100,000 to establish a scholarship for computer science students from Carleton County. The Dwight and Fay Fraser Scholarship, valued at $4,000 over four years, will be awarded to students enrolled in the bachelor of computer science or bachelor of science in computer science...

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Appointment of new Vice-President Advancement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



I am very pleased to announce that Clint Hamilton has been appointed UNB’s next Vice-President Advancement beginning July 1, 2022. Currently, Clint is the Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Victoria. He has helped to grow the profile of UVic with a strategic focus on student success and recognition, active healthy living, fundraising, alumni and community...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature writer Jael Richardson

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Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature writer Jael Richardson reading from her novel, Gutter Child, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. In Gutter Child, one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices is revealed. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the...

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UNB Cricket Club wins big at New Brunswick Cricket League finals

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Posted: February 3, 2022 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick Cricket Club (UNBCC) claimed the title of 2021 champions in the New Brunswick Cricket Association (NBCA) after defeating three teams from across New Brunswick. The UNBCC won the NBCA championship cup for both T20 and 40 overs leagues. This is the first time the team has won in both leagues since 2016. “Winning a provincial title for UNB is a landmark...

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UNB student named McCall MacBain Scholarship finalist

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Posted: February 2, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick student Reid Sutherland is in the running for the McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship program for master’s and professional studies. The scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded graduate degree at McGill University while participating in an intensive leadership development program. McCall...

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Honouring Black History Month at UNB

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Posted: February 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB honours Black History Month by celebrating the successes and influence that Black Canadians and people of African descent have made to help shape our communities and inform the way we live today. In honour of Black History Month, Black Canadians, and the Black Diaspora, the following online events and initiatives will be taking place on our campuses: Feb. 1-28: Rediscovering the Roots of...

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UNB ranked as second-best workplace in the country

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Posted: January 27, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Forbes has announced their annual list of Canada’s Best Employers (2022), placing the University of New Brunswick as the second-best workplace in the country. “Being named the second-best place of employment on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list is a huge achievement for the entire UNB community,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB's president and vice-chancellor....

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UNB announces cybersecurity training program with TD

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Posted: January 27, 2022 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a cybersecurity training program focused on offering experiential learning opportunities for graduate students completing their master of applied cybersecurity (MACSec), with financial support from TD, as well as internship opportunities at the Bank. The Research Intensive Cyber Knowledge Studies (RICKS) program enables students to focus on...

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The McKenna Institute at UNB receives $750,000 grant from 2021 TD Ready Challenge

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Posted: January 26, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at UNB, the Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. (JEDI) and the Ulnooweg Education Centre’s digital acceleration program has been named one of the 15 recipients of the 2021 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The 2021 TD Ready Challenge will support The McKenna Institute at UNB and partners to address the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the loss...

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Student-led initiative Kreating Conversations offers mental health support for peers

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Posted: January 26, 2022 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick joins the Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health illness awareness across the country. This is the 12th year Bell has brought together all of Canada to donate to mental health initiatives and is committed to making a positive change in the lives of Canadians. UNB Saint John psychology honours student Kaydie Surette has created a safe and...

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UNB’s research publications and community engagement highlighted in rankings placement

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Posted: January 25, 2022 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Research Infosource has announced their Top 50 Canadian Research Universities rankings for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Among comprehensive universities, the University of New Brunswick maintained its top rank in not-for-profit funding, and maintained its position as one of Canada’s top 30 research institutions. Among all Canadian universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research...

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UNB partners with Holland College to renew bachelor of science in environment and natural resources pathway program

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Posted: January 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and Holland College have renewed their degree pathway program that enables graduates of the college’s environmental applied science technology and wildlife conservation technology programs to earn a bachelor of science in environment and natural resources from UNB. Eligible graduates from the wildlife conservation technology program may receive up to 63...

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Bell Let’s Talk announces funding for post-secondary student mental health

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Posted: January 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Bell Let’s Talk has awarded $1 million in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund to 16 Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, to support them in initiatives that align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. UNB received a $100,000-implementation grant from the fund to...

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UNB and Mariner announce partnership to deliver change management training

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Posted: January 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL), the university’s continuing education and professional development provider, and premier professional services firm Mariner are partnering to provide training for organizations to build upon their change management capabilities. The collaboration will deliver virtual, instructor-led courses related to change...

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New research chairs promote scholarly excellence in marine additive manufacturing and housing security

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Posted: January 13, 2022 3:58:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is officially home to two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), recognizing and bolstering the institution’s research excellence. The chairs were announced as part of a larger research funding announcement by the Government of Canada on Jan. 12, which included $151 million in funding for 188 new and renewed chairs at 43 institutions across...

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UNB announces new co-chairs for UNESCO project

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Posted: January 12, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) co-chairs in Anticipatory Systems for Innovation and Venture Creation. Dominic Blakely and Dr. Jonathan Calof have accepted the co-chair positions, where they will engage in research, learning...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston

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Posted: January 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston reading from his novel, The Mystery of Right and Wrong, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In the novel, Wade Jackson, a young man from a Newfoundland outport, wants to be a writer. In the university library in St. John’s, where he goes every day to absorb the great books of the world, he...

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