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UNB represents a remarkable investment

Communications

Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , Commentary , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


By Eddy Campbell The following commentary appeared in the October 24, 2015 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline 'UNB represents significant investment.' Earlier this month, the University of New Brunswick released a detailed assessment of the economic impact it has on this province as it carries through on its critical missions – to advance knowledge, pioneer discovery, strengthen society around us and empower students to create opportunities for themselves and others. The...

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Commentary UNB takes sexual assault seriously

Communications

Posted: October 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


Commentary: UNB takes sexual assault seriously By Dr. Rice FullerSenior Director, Health and WellnessUniversity of New Brunswick, Fredericton It has recently been suggested in the media (both on and off-campus) that UNB is not working hard enough to address the issue of sexual assault on campus because we have not yet produced a finalized, stand-alone sexual assault policy. We take the issue of sexual assault very seriously at UNB, and felt the need to address some of the misconceptions...

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Universities transform our economic future--Eddy Campbell commentary

Communications

Posted: March 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Universities transform our economic future” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Tue Mar 10 2015 Page: A7 Section: Opinion Byline: Eddy CampbellCommentary  Your recent editorial on higher education in the province ("Universities need complete refocus," Feb. 25) perpetuates fundamental misconceptions about the role and impact of New Brunswick's universities. Perhaps most striking was the suggestion that a...

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The Ex-Factor UNB PhD student looks at post-breakup contact and tracking

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , Commentary , UNB Homepage


Brenda Lee’s newly published study in tracking the contact between couples who break up is among the first of its kind—even though breaking up is the strongest predictor of first onset of Major Depressive Disorder, and a leading cause of suicide among young adults. “The Ex-Factor: the characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults” by Lee and co-author Lucia O’Sullivan, was recently published to the Canadian Journal of Human...

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UNB celebrates Poetry Weekend in the poetry capital of Canada

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


Poets and literary enthusiasts from across Canada will converge at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this weekend for the annual Poetry Weekend. “Poetry Weekend is the most beloved poetry festival in Canada,” says UNB English Professor Ross Leckie.  “It is the only festival that has nationally renowned poets coming from Montreal and Toronto without pay just to be a part of it.” Poetry readings from featured guests will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.,...

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A Better New Brunswick - Eddy Campbell Commentary

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Building a Better New Brunswick” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Let's develop a culture of innovation New Brunswick Telegraph JournalSat Sep 20 2014Page: A13Section: OpinionByline: Eddy Campbell Commentary Many important conversations are taking place about New Brunswick’s economic future, and for good reason. We are at a crossroads, facing difficult decisions. Today, when we discuss economic...

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President Campbell sends condolences to University of Calgary community

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Commentary , UNB Homepage


We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus. As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities extend beyond the bounds of our campuses. I have written to my colleague Elizabeth Cannon, president and...

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Education trumps EI - Telegraph Journal

Communications

Posted: May 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


We know how much angry mail politicians are going to receive on the subject of EI reform. So we'd like to pose a couple of provocative questions: What if New Brunswickers do not need better Employment Insurance benefits? What if the people of this province would benefit more from better access to effective education? Some very great New Brunswickers have subscribed to the notion that education is the surest route to prosperity. One was Sir Max Aitken, the first Lord Beaverbrook; another is...

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Maple-Flavoured Bacon The Importance of Teaching

Communications

Posted: February 14, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


In the Ultimate Dog Tease, one of You Tube’s most popular videos of 2011 (now almost 94 million views), a man’s voice teases a dog with descriptions of maple-flavoured bacon and other tasty morsels, and the talking dog responds with increasing emotion as each treat goes elsewhere. I chuckle every time I watch, but the clip also reminds me of the importance of teaching because this entertaining conversation is, of course, not conversation at all; it’s an amusing illusion created by brilliant...

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Invest in a smarter New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: January 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Commentary


The biggest challenges facing our province are well known; we have an aging population and a sluggish economy. At the same time, we don't have enough opportunities to retain young New Brunswickers, creating a dangerous cycle that only makes our government's struggles to pay for our hospitals, roads and schools even more difficult. There are no easy ways out of this problem - but there are solutions. Investing in education is one of them. A smarter New Brunswick is a wealthier and healthier...

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An investment in the future

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


UNB Saint John's class of 2010 will step into the next chapter of their lives, having left this campus a better place. Their potential, their leadership and their tenacity have inspired many to invest in UNB's Saint John campus so that others may follow in their footsteps. The campus to which they will return as alumni will be a much different place than the one they attended as students. A new vision for the campus is underway, capped by a new University Commons building, serving not only...

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