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UNB researcher leads team to improve global positioning systems using quantum physics

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: May 22, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



How can the behaviour of individual atoms help us determine exactly where we are in the world? Well, the answer is a complex one that relies on quantum mechanics, lasers, ingenuity and a lot of advanced science. Not only does Dr. Brynle Barrett, a researcher at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), have all those necessary pieces, but thanks to new funding, he’ll be packing it all up...

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UNB Announces Currie Scholars for 2024-25

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 21, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release. Five 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...

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A champion for diversity: UNB graduate Shasta Carroll's journey with The 203 Centre

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Shasta Carroll, a spring 2024 bachelor of business administration graduate with honours in human resource management and a concentration in finance, has extended her achievements beyond academics. In June 2023, she joined The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity after seeing an Instagram post about their search for a new student co-chair. "I was motivated to take on this role because I...

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Baby steps to the Bar at UNB’s faculty of law

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Marie Olson-Cuthbertson entered the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of law early in her pregnancy. Her husband Cameron Cuthbertson, a soldier, was away training and she was contending with one of her three dogs suffering from a brain tumour. In her first semester, she reached a breaking point. “I was very overwhelmed and very sick. And I called my mom: ‘I cannot...

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UNB master's graduate sees world of opportunity

Alex Graham

Posted: May 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Sarojini Sharon Kennedy is graduating with a master’s in computer science, but she says the experience of getting the degree has been so much more than an academic achievement. “I felt like a lost puppy,” she said remembering the start of her 18-month journey as an international student at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. She faced the same...

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UNB's Rose Grant graduates with high honours, leaving a legacy of excellence and leadership

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 15, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Rose Grant, a bachelor of arts student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is set to graduate this week with a double honours in political science and history, specializing in international relations. Her academic journey, characterized by a 4.2 GPA and numerous scholarships, has culminated in her acceptance to McGill University for a master’s degree in political science with a...

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Leading with heart: A story of leadership and service

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 15, 2024 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



As Angel Côté graduates from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus with a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology, her journey through university life is marked by her academic pursuits and a deep commitment to community engagement and leadership. Hailing from Grand Falls, her story is one of dedication to making a difference. “I’ve...

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Heartfelt science: UNB graduate student investigates Arctic fish

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 15, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Emily Williams conducts fishy research - and in the best way possible. Williams, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student, has done research into the cardiac responses of certain Arctic fish species to fluctuating temperatures that offers critical insight into their ability to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, with implications for sustainable resource...

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UNB celebrates award-winning students at spring graduation ceremonies

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 14, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



From May 15 to 17, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) celebrates its spring 2024 graduates. In total, 1,757 UNB graduates will receive degrees. 1,296 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 436 students will receive master’s degrees, and 25 students will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The Governor General’s Silver Medal is the most...

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Laura Oland: A leader to watch

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 14, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student will receive the YMCA Southwestern New Brunswick’s prestigious Leader to Watch Award for 2024. Laura Oland, 28, a doctoral candidate in history, will be recognized at the 34th Annual Red Triangle Awards Gala in Saint John on May 16 for her leadership and community involvement. “It is flattering. I am always busy, and I realize...

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Leen flips the script: From struggles with economics to mastering the field

Alex Graham

Posted: May 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Leen's remarkable journey spans across half the globe, starting in the United Arab Emirates, making a stop in India and culminating at UNBSJ. Her journey is a testament to her dedication to academic excellence and her commitment to understanding and working on complex economic and social issues. Graduating with a bachelor of arts in economics, with a minor in business, Leen’s focus both...

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Mastercard cybersecurity scholarship winners announced

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year's prestigious Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship: Vaishnavi Shanmugam and Erika Thea Ajes. The Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship, generously funded by Mastercard, provides each recipient $25,000 to support their academic journey in the Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec)...

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Bachelor of Health graduates mark a four-year journey of interdisciplinary learning

Alex Graham

Posted: May 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Students from the first full four-year cohort of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) innovative bachelor of health program are now ready to bring their interdisciplinary perspective to the field of health care, at home and beyond. “The bachelor of health doesn’t sit inside one faculty,” said Dr. Lisa Best, associate dean of integrated health which includes the unique...

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Valedictorian Gaia Noseworthy aims to do ‘a little bit of everything and a lot of nothing’

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



This May, University of New Brunswick (UNB) valedictorian and Newfoundlander Gaia Noseworthy will graduate with a bachelor of science and bachelor of computer science with honours in mathematics-physics, honours in computer science and major in statistics. This specific combination, the graduate explained, is the perfect meeting point between the disciplines of physics, math and computer...

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UNB to grant professor emerita designation, teaching and research awards at spring graduation

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



At the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, the University will honour one outstanding professor with the designation of professor emerita and three prestigious teaching and research awards. Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Hill will receive the designation of professor emerita in humanities and languages for having served UNB with...

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Renaissance College valedictorian Evan Di Cesare: A journey of resilience and discovery

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 7, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Evan Di Cesare's transformative journey at Renaissance College at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) epitomizes resilience, community and passion. From Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Di Cesare is graduating this spring with a bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership. Through the sorrow of personal loss and the challenges of a pandemic-altered university experience,...

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'Building Home': Art meets advocacy in a journey through youth homelessness

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The first sight is familiar: a tent patched with duct tape, with a tarp thrown over it. A shopping cart contains bagged plastic bottles and a bicycle leans against a tree. To the right is a mattress in what may be a jerry-built shack or an abandoned building, along with a backpack and someone's meagre possessions. A couch in an adjacent room serves as a bed. Voices call out. Some express...

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Denisha Coelho encourages fellow students to thrive on embracing challenges

Kayla Cormier

Posted: May 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Four years ago, Denisha Coelho packed her bags and moved from Mumbai, India, to Fredericton, New Brunswick to pursue a bachelor of science in kinesiology. This was a step out of her comfort zone – not just moving from a big city to a small town a world away – but because kinesiology wasn’t a well-known career path at the time. Since arriving in New Brunswick and beginning her...

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Valedictorian Kate Palmer immerses herself in student life and helping others post-pandemic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 3, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick (UNB) valedictorian Kate Palmer spent the first year of her undergraduate degree learning from her childhood bedroom in Rothesay, N.B., during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four years later, the isolation of her first year is a distant but formative memory. As someone who finds purpose and fulfillment in helping others and making the world a healthier place,...

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