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Dr. Kevin Englehart honoured for groundbreaking work in upper limb prosthetics

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: February 1, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) researcher has been recognized by the world's largest technical professional organization. Dr. Kevin Englehart (BScEE ’89, MScEE ’92, PhD ’99), professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of the school of graduate studies, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as of the beginning...

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UNB kicks off Black history month with bi-campus events

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release February is Black history month and beginning on Feb. 1, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is kicking off a series of events across our campuses to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and achievements of Black Canadians. All month long, UNB is partnering with community organizations to present a series of dynamic and interactive initiatives. These include film series,...

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Wabanaki bachelor of education program provides culturally grounded approach, flexibility to aspiring teachers

Alex Graham

Posted: January 31, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Shelley Solomon of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) was not expecting to be among the first graduates from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Wabanaki bachelor of education program alongside her two daughters, Dorian and Heaven. But now she hopes their story can encourage other Indigenous women to take a look at the innovative program. “It was awesome to be able to do it...

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UNB and Royal University of Bhutan extend collaboration with five-year renewal agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release Dr. Paul Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), and Dr. Nidup Dorji, vice-chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan, have signed a five-year renewal of their exchange and collaboration agreement. The two universities have maintained a partnership for 21 years, dating back to the Royal University of Bhutan’s...

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New lounge a place of togetherness for BIPOC people at UNB

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



When Hillary Nguyen joined the student affairs and services staff at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2017, there were not many people of colour in the department. “Being new to the role, I felt very alone,” Nguyen said. “It was hard to find BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) allies on campus at the time. I felt that I had no outlet to discuss my lived...

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Accelerating the digital economy in New Brunswick: What’s next?

Adrienne Oldford

Posted: January 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Frank McKenna’s vision for developing a digital economy that creates wealth and employment and makes the province self-sufficient goes back more than 25 years to when he was the province’s premier. In the last three years, the vehicle for that work has been the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). All of our projects are grounded in digital adoption for our...

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UNB joins forces with global nuclear energy provider

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kinectrics Inc, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle management services, to help drive innovation in the nuclear energy sector. Leveraging the collective expertise of UNB and Kinectrics, this collaboration creates a framework for engagement in several innovation areas, including cybersecurity,...

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How virtual reality can help address the nursing shortage in N.B.

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is taking a cutting-edge approach to reversing the nursing shortage in the province with its new program, Learn Where You Live (LWYL). In this predominantly virtual program, New Brunswick-based licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working toward their bachelor of nursing (BN) can complete their education from anywhere in the province. Previously, these...

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N.B. has high retention rate for BEd grads that teach in the public school system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



It’s no secret that New Brunswick is facing a wave of teacher retirements. But a new study investigating teacher recruitment and retention in New Brunswick has brought to light that more than 40 per cent of New Brunswick bachelor of education (BEd) graduates don’t take on teaching positions within the province’s public school system - a statistic that if addressed, could have...

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Sportsnet documentary features UNB student Cedrick Tahmo and NBA star Pascal Siakam

UNB News

Posted: January 18, 2024 5:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Photo credit: Sportsnet Pascal Siakam, the all-star forward who was just traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Indiana Pacers, grew up in Cameroon with a father who valued education above all else. To honour his father’s legacy, Siakam’s PS43 Foundation created a scholarship program at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) for students from his home country. The scholarship is a...

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How Eric Weissman, once homeless, finds healing and connection through art

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Photo credit: Hilary Creamer Robinson The walls of Eric Weissman’s Rothesay home are covered with his bold and energetic abstract artwork. In the past year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) professor’s paintings have also begun adding colour and spirit to his colleagues’ offices within UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Weissman is equal parts academic and artist. A...

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Legal Innovation Lab leading digital transformation of N.B.’s justice system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Photo: Jacob Powning and Kyle Cullen. Photographer: Ashley Phinney. New Brunswick’s justice system will soon experience a digital overhaul that will improve access to justice for all its residents. In its current state, the system is heavily reliant on paper and in-person proceedings, creating slow and often inaccessible processes for both users and practitioners. Argyri Panezi, Canada...

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GGE remote learning initiative will help address shortage of land surveyors

Natalia Lanza

Posted: January 16, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



To address a growing deficiency of land surveyors and qualified geomatics professionals unable to meet surging demand, the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering (GGE) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has created GGE Remote, a remote learning solution. The surveying industry in Canada, a vital component of the geomatics sector, has a huge capacity gap, intensifying further...

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Award-winning forestry student uses two-eyed seeing to enrich research on watersheds

Alex Graham

Posted: January 12, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



As a University of New Brunswick (UNB) forestry student, Kieran Johnson has always kept her perspective focused on the environment and the human impact on it. That longstanding work was recognized this past November when Johnson won the Golden Award for the Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) in Cape Breton. Hailing from the Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki (Cape...

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UNB introduces a WorkAlone feature on the UNBSafe app

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus has unveiled a new addition to its UNBSafe app, the WorkAlone module, which provides a safety mechanism for people operating alone on campus for extended periods of time. Don Allen, director of security and traffic, and Des Dupuis, the crime prevention community liaison at UNB Campus Security, both led the integration of this...

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Sir James Dunn Foundation donates $1 million to UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) has received a twofold boost to its ambitious vision for excellence in health and social innovation, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Sir James Dunn Foundation. Half of the gift ($500,000) is designated to support the work of the chair in child rights for child health, Dr. Ziba Vaghri. A researcher with more...

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