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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from her new novel Sanctuary Line

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

Communications

Posted: October 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from her work, His Whole Life, at the University of New Brunswick in events on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Her reading at UNB’s Fredericton campus will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. She will be at the Saint John campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the...

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NHL scout to share top tips at the Hockey Conference

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Pittsburgh Penguins scout Luc Gauthier knows the business. He played professional hockey for a decade in the Montreal Canadiens organization, before stepping off the ice to coach. For the past 18 years, he’s watched the game from the stands, making notes and evaluating players. On July 7, Mr. Gauthier will be at UNB Fredericton to share his scouting secrets with the Hockey Conference. “There are four points when you evaluate the player,” he said. “You evaluate their hockey sense, their level...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A UNB staff member has received an award for her contribution to student employment and development in New Brunswick. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received the Award of Merit from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference on May 26. The Award of Merit is the highest honour given by the AACUSS. It recognizes a member for their significant achievement and distinguished contribution to the...

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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Two internationally recognized medical researchers, a decorated military officer, a medical student with a passion for global health initiatives and a lawyer committed to raising money for neonatal hospital care are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be saluted this week. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and one group at a gala dinner in Fredericton this Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. “The University of New Brunswick derives tremendous pride from the success of...

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Four University of New Brunswick Fredericton engineering students are designing a process which could see pulp manufacturers increase production. The students – Chris McNamara, Alaina Seymour, Lincoln Esau, and Jason Hearn – are designing the process as part of their senior chemical engineering course. The process is intended to help pulp manufacturers extract lignin from wood chips and repurpose it as a biofuel. Lignin is essentially glue that holds wood chips together. By dissolving the...

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It’s been a decade of launching local businesses for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME). TME at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its 10th annual Student Pitch Competition on Thursday, March 17 at the Wu Centre. Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the audience, which is comprised of judges, the public, and their fellow students. They pitch for three minutes each, followed by a three-minute question and answer period. Thirty new...

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Aboriginal law being discussed at UNB s Ivan C Rand Memorial lecture

Communications

Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick faculty of law is hosting its 22nd Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Canada’s Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows, in the Mary Louise Lynch Room in UNB Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. Dr. Borrows' lecture title is "A Critique and Application of Rights: The Indian Act and Self-Government.” Dr. Borrows, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Hons.)(Dalhousie)...

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

Communications

Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars for 2016-2017. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a four-year (2015-2019) total of $499,500. With this funding, UNB students will be able to complete a three-month internship related to...

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Internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar to deliver Pacey lecture

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Events , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto will deliver the 2016 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Dr. Kamboureli is an internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar and the author of many groundbreaking publications. She will present “Money Stories from Qamani'tauq: Art, Modernity, and the Canadian State” on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley...

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Free workshop how to disseminate knowledge and secure research funding using film

Communications

Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events


As part of the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity a DOCTalk workshop titled “how to disseminate knowledge & secure research funding using film” is being held in Fredericton. This will be the second workshop in a three part series about using film for knowledge mobilization. The workshop will be held on Jan. 28, 2016 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Millham room of the Harriet Irving Library on UNBs Fredericton campus; registration for this free event can be done online. Dr. Mary...

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

Communications

Posted: December 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB students are putting their stress on pause with some friendly paws. Students on UNB campuses had the chance to take a break from studying by petting some furry faces this week.  In Fredericton, students came to the end of semester De-Stress Fest Dog Room, which was held for two days in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Students on the Saint John campus cuddled up to some therapy dogs in the foyer of the Ward Chipman Library. The dogs were all volunteers from Saint John Ambulance and...

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UNB PhD candidate Maryanne Lewell to appear on Canada s Smartest Person

Communications

Posted: October 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Maryanne Lewell, UNB PhD candidate in history and a Saint John High School history teacher, will put her knowledge to the test on Canada’s Smartest Person this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Lewell is no stranger to the world of television quiz shows. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in October 2013. It was truly a life-changing appearance for Lewell – that’s where she met the man who became her fiancé. Canada’s Smartest Person bills itself as a general knowledge quiz show, placing more...

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UNB CEL holds information session on ROI Certification program

Communications

Posted: September 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to New Brunswick this fall. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information session and lunch at the Chateau Saint John on Sept. 22 at 12 pm.  In today’s organizations, project sponsors and those who have responsibility for the success of projects are held more accountable than ever for the financial...

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UNB celebrates 20th anniversary of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


UNB is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) on September 17, 2015. The research centre, launched in 1995 under the leadership of UNB Saint John faculty Drs. Paul Gendreau and Chris Doran, was created to engage in the theoretical, critical, and empirical analysis of criminal justice-related issues. “It is our goal to pursue and facilitate the development of knowledge to inform the practice, the policies and the evaluation of the criminal...

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Sean Silcoff author of Losing the Signal The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry to visit UNB

Communications

Posted: July 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Sean Silcoff, award-winning business writer with The Globe and Mail, will be visiting the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses in August to launch his book, which was co-authored by Jacquie McNish, a senior writer with The Globe and Mail titled, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry. During his 17-year career, he has covered just about every area of business, from agriculture to the credit crisis; toys to airplane manufacturing. He led the...

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UNB to host event to remember and honour residential school survivors

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Following the recent anniversary of Canada’s statement of apology to former students of residential schools, the University of New Brunswick will hold an event to remember and honour residential school survivors. “Circle of Understanding: Honouring our Residential School Survivors” will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 12 p.m. in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. Being hosted by the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB, the community is invited to gather in honour our...

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Not the cookie

Communications

Posted: May 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage


For 12 high-school Maritime teams, O.R.E.O. doesn’t mean the cookie; it was their chance to test out their entrepreneurial skills. The teams descended on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on April 24th to compete in the annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a long-standing competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business – as well as a number of business leaders from the community – students will be given...

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UNB Saint John - celebrating 50 years

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Homepage , Events , myUNB


Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring its future by raising funds for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.  The money raised to date of a grand total of $133,345 is well over our...

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Annual NB high school programming competition to be held at UNB

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


Twenty-seven high school teams from across New Brunswick will arrive on UNB's Saint John campus this Friday for the annual UNB Saint John’s High School Programming Competition.This competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win a prize.Prizes include: •   Lenovo Laptops sponsored by J.D. Irving Ltd •   iPad Minis sponsored by...

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V-Reds walk the Walk So Kids Can Talk

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage


Some heroes walk. That's the message behind Walk So Kids Can Talk, an annual event presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone. This Sunday, May 3, thousands of people across Canada laced up their sneakers and took part in a 5km walk. Here in Fredericton, the Varsity Reds track and field and cross country teams were out in full force to do their part as well. In addition to the walk, there were activities, a BBQ and cake for everyone to enjoy in the sunshine of Wilmot Park. There was even...

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UNB engineering students partner with government industry

Communications

Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events


UNB’s faculty of engineering hosted its first faculty-wide Engineering Design Symposium on April 8 in Fredericton. Over 540 people -- engineering students, faculty, staff and industry partners -- packed the Fredericton Convention Centre to view the design work of final-year engineering students. Sporting their new iron rings, 200 students from chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geological, geomatics, mechanical, software engineering and UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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Renaissance College students share results of social impact projects

Communications

Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage


For the past seven months, final year students from the faculty of leadership studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects.  They will share the results of this work at the inaugural Renaissance College Leadership Program and Community Partners Symposium on March 31. Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.Location: MacLaggan Hall Auditorium (Room 53) | UNB Fredericton “The Community...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, professor and chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but space is limited so tickets will be awarded based on a lottery. Marie Maltais, director of UNB’s Art...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of relevance in the 21st century. This years Andrews Initiative is thrilled to welcome Col. Hadfield to...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in Fredericton’s innovative community and beyond. Speakers will reveal UNBound Ideas- each possessing a...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow gathering on the UNB Fredericton campus as it will provide a unique opportunity for the public to...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

Communications

Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Events , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since 1989. The Ordre National du Mérite was founded on December 3, 1963, by Président Charles de Gaulle....

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Atlantic Canada s top basketball teams will meet at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Some of the best university and college basketball teams in Atlantic Canada will be coming to UNB Saint John to compete for the ACAA championships March 6-8, 2015. The Holland College Hurricanes men’s team is ranked first in Canada and the Holland College women are ranked fifth, so local youth, parents and community basketball enthusiasts will see top-quality teams throughout the weekend. For the past few years, the ACAA has sent teams to the CCAA National Championships with hopes of bringing...

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Dr Jane Hewes presents The importance of a child s learning through play

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage


On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the UNB faculty of education, the UNB Early Childhood Centre and the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation is proud to present the second public presentation as part of the Early Childhood Speaker Series.   Dr. Jane Hewes presents “Thinking Differently about play…… and Pedagogy.” The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. for this free public lecture. This event takes place in Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 261, 10 MacKay Dr., UNB...

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The Fiddlehead editors give poetry reading at UNB

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , Events


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host a poetry reading by The Fiddlehead editors: Phillip Crymble, Claire Kelly, and Ian LeTourneau.   Their poetry readings will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall at UNB in Fredericton. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Phillip Crymble’s poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Malahat Review, CV2, The Literary Review of Canada, The New Quarterly, Vallum, Poetry Ireland Review and...

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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , UNB Fredericton


Scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada will receive significant support from the Government of Canada to find solutions to key industry challenges over the next decade. By addressing these challenges, these projects will create new jobs, opportunities and improve the quality of life of Canadians. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, made the announcement at the...

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TME hosts UNB s first online pitch contest

Communications

Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) held its inaugural “UNBeatable Ideas Contest” in December, 2014. Open to UNB students on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, students were encouraged to upload a one-minute video pitching their business idea. A total of 12 entries were received from faculties ranging from engineering and science to arts and leadership studies at Renaissance College. Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair...

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UNB welcomes Craig Kielburger for International Development Week

Communications

Posted: February 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Social entrepreneur, author and change-maker Craig Kielburger will speak at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 5 as part of International Development Week at UNB. The university will welcome over a thousand school-aged and university students from from across the region. The event, hosted by UNB’s Global Learning and Engagement office, is also an opportunity for the university to showcase the international development and engagement opportunities available to students. Date: Thursday,...

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UNB to host Canada Wide Science Fair in May

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


UNB hosts Canada Wide Science Fair, May 11-16 in Fredericton The countdown is on for Canada’s premier youth science event! The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to New Brunswick for the first time ever.  As the national championship round for the national science fair program, CWSF brings together the top 500 finalists from across the country for an entire week to compete for close to $1...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month

Communications

Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


In celebration of Black History Month, the UNB Art Centre is pleased to welcome Sylvia D. Hamilton to Memorial Hall for a poetry reading on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. She is an award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed poet. Dr. Hamilton’s films have been screened on CBC, TVO, the Knowledge Channel, and on university campuses across the country. She has been honoured with many awards for her work, including a Gemini award, the CBC Television Pioneer Award, and Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize...

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UNB celebrates traditional Wolastoqey and Mi kmaq stories at book launch

Communications

Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host Gwen Bear’s Memorial, “Celebrating Our Traditional Stories” a book launch of four traditional Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq stories. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. for a reception with traditional food and at 7 p.m. sharing of our traditional stories that convey teachings, values and worldviews. Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143 | 10 MacKay Dr., UNB FrederictonFree & open to...

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Stop Over-Thinking Your Money Free public talk

Communications

Posted: January 28, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Come listen to Preet Banerjee, well-known Canadian personal finance and investing expert, Globe and Mail columnist, host of OWN’s TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood, and author of the popular blog WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com speak about the five simple rules of financial success. Thursday, February 12Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Uptown Saint John, NB7:00 p.m. Free to attend, this event is the second lecture of the 50th Anniversary Lecture Series of UNB Saint John’s faculty of business.  

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Faculty of education kicks off Early Childhood Speaker Series

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


The Margaret &Wallace McCain Family foundation, UNB Early Childhood Centre and the UNB Faculty of Education are proud to host the Early Childhood Speakers Series. “The Promise of Pedagogical Documentation” Presenter, Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm, Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 261, 10 Mackay Dr., UNBF Campus This is a free public event. This public presentation will be audio streamed and archived on our YouTube...

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Federal government invests in UNB MRI and unmanned aircraft research

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


This week, Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced more than $35 million in research infrastructure funding for 156 university research projects across the country. These federal funds, made through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will support UNB research infrastructure needs of scientists pushing the boundaries of knowledge in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and unmanned aircraft research. Bruce Balcom, a physics professor and director of UNB’s Magnetic...

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The Lorenzo Society Celebrates

Communications

Posted: January 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Lorenzo Society is celebrating 40 years of art, music, reading and theatre and the 50th anniversary of UNB Saint John. The festive evening will feature an exhibition of artwork from the university's permanent collection; a reading by Dr. Mark Blagrave from his latest book, “Salt in the Wounds”; a theatrical performance, “Lorenzo” with Scott Thomas; musical performances by the Saint John String Quartet and Heartbeat! The Tucker Park Choir;  and a display of student...

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Varsity Reds set to ThinkPink in biggest weekend of 2015

Communications

Posted: January 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The UNB Varsity Reds raised over $7,000 at one of their biggest events of the year - the annual Stewart McKelvey #ThinkPink Weekend.  The UNB Fredericton campus played host to nine games across basketball, volleyball and hockey. From pink ice and hockey socks to pink jerseys and hair, the theme was constant - raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. On Friday night, four UNB student-athletes and one student-therapist bravely handed a pair of scissors to a friend and donated...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

Communications

Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The BitShift team then went to Acadia University to compete with the top teams in the 2014 Northeast North...

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Computer science student wins 2 000 to develop business idea

Communications

Posted: December 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s newly formed Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) Centre announced Catlin O'Donnell, software engineering freshman, as the winner of its first-ever student pitch competition.  O’Donnell received $2,000 in cash to develop his business idea with the help of business advisors and potential investors.  He also received free entry into the Startup Weekend Fredericton taking place in March. The first pitch competition, held on November, is one of many initiatives by the CS Square...

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Dizhi Zhou named UNB s highest-ranking student for 2014

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Posted: December 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Recent UNB computer science graduate, Dizhi Zhou, has been named this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal at UNB. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is a prestigious award presented to the highest-ranking student at UNB. The gold medal is reserved for demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in May 2014. Zhou’s research revolved around improving the multipath transport control protocol (MPTCP) for end-users...

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The late Per Paasche recognized for biomedical healthcare contributions

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Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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This fall the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) honoured the late UNB biomedical engineering researcher, Per Paasche, with its highest award. The Hans Burgers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering was accepted by Paasche’s wife, Nancy at the 2014 CHES National Conference in Saint John, N.B. One of Canada’s biomedical healthcare greats, Paasche was recognized by CHES for his far-reaching work within the province’s healthcare industry and CHES itself. “Per...

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UNB holds information session on ROI certification program

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Given the financial constraints on many Canadian organizations today, more CEOs are asking to see a return on their investments and currently more than 5,000 organizations in Canada have implemented formal ROI methodology. The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to Fredericton this winter. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story collection Moonlight Sketches won the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador book Award (Ches Crosbie Fiction...

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Ng Pock Too returns to UNB as executive-in-residence

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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On August 1, 1990 Dr. Ng Pock Too was named CEO of Sembawang Engineering Group, a large Singapore government-owned offshore engineering company. He remembers that day well: it was the same day that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and seized their oil fields in the Persian Gulf which would disrupt the world supply lines for oil. Dr. Ng had 23 Singapore engineers working on an oil production platform in the Persian Gulf located in Iranian waters on a contract to upgrade the drilling systems for a...

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TD Bank Group s gift of 750 000 to support University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Donation creates Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility and provides support for UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership FREDERICTON, NB - Nov. 26, 2014 – TD Bank Group today announced a pair of gifts to the University of New Brunswick that will benefit research into societal issues and a community education initiative for at-risk children in the Saint John area. TD will provide $500,000 for the Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility, which will support a new breed of postdoctoral...

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UNB receives 500 000 to drive social entrepreneurship and innovation

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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RECODE grant will support first social entrepreneurship diploma in Atlantic Canada  The Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been awarded $500,000 in matching funding by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as part of its national RECODE initiative. The Pond-Deshpande Centre will use the grant to launch the first social entrepreneurship diploma program in Atlantic Canada. The grant will also expand the PDC’s existing social innovation programming,...

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UNB hosts financial literacy consultation session

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting a consultation session with several Canadian student leaders on strengthening financial literacy for young Canadians and adults.  Taking place Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre, this final phase of the consultations focuses on children, youth and adults, to gain insight on how they could benefit from strengthening their financial literacy. Shelley Clayton, director of UNB’s Financial Aid office, was hand-picked among...

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Watch the 2014 Eaton Lecture Online

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , Events


UNB’s 2014 Eaton Lecture is now available online.  Entitled "Canada’s Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don't Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?," the lecture was delivered by Jack L. Granatstein on Nov. 14 in Toronto. Dr. Granatstein is one of Canada’s foremost historians and a distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University. Presented by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Eaton Lectures are made possible by former UNB Chancellor and...

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UNB s Beaverbrook Scholars meet in Fredericton

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Current and past Beaverbrook Scholars gathered for their annual dinner last week at UNB’s Lady Beaverbrook residence in Fredericton. Since 1920, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been awarded at the University of New Brunswick, a program initiated by Lord Beaverbrook to help shape future leaders. The Beaverbrook Scholars are a strong network of academics whose leadership and scholastic abilities have helped institute important advancements in many local, provincial and national sectors. Meet...

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UNB students awarded permanent residence through Start-up Visa Program

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Posted: November 13, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton


Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the founders of Ara Labs Security Solutions are the latest successful applicants for permanent residence through the Start-up Visa Program. Supported by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Ehsan Mokhtari and Hadi Shiravi Khozani’s start-up company has developed a platform for the real-time monitoring of fraudulent behaviour affecting the advertising campaigns of its customers. Formerly of Iran,...

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Host of CBC Radio s Spark to Discuss how Technology is Shaping our Lives

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Are you thriving in the digital age? Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and the author of The Virtual Self, will pose that question as the latest speaker in University of New Brunswick’s Andrew’s Initiative Series on Re-imagining the Internet. Ms. Young will present her talk, entitled “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom,” on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Wu Centre auditorium, UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free and the public is...

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Called to Arms New Brunswickers and The First Canadian Overseas Contingent - The Great War Centenary Lecture Series

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting Called to Arms: New Brunswickers and the First Canadian Overseas Contingent the Great War Centenary lecture series.  The lecture will be held at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Saint John beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2014. The Great War Centenary Lecture series feature public lectures about new research on the First World War experience in a local (New Brunswick), national, and international...

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The Jarislowsky Foundation provides 1 5 million to University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will provide leading research in the health care and public policy sectors, thanks to generous support from The Jarislowsky Foundation. During a reception Monday at the University Club in Montreal, UNB celebrated a $1 million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation that established The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Also during the event, UNB announced an additional gift of $500,000 from The Jarislowsky Foundation for a...

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UNB s resident media artist presents Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Henry Adam Svec, UNB’s 2014-15 media artist-in-residence, will give his inaugural performance on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada explores the possibility that Svec has built a digital machine capable of sorting through the entire body of Canadian folk music and generating new, authentic compositions from the source data. Built in Dawson City, Yukon, with the Czech programmer Mirek Plihal, Svec's A.I. named...

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UNB Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 4 in Toronto

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Posted: November 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting the 2014 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 4, in Toronto.  The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum's Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Canada's Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don’t Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?, the lecture will be given by Dr. Jack L. Granatstein, distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University.   The battles of the Hundred Days...

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National Bank supports innovation and entrepreneurialism with 100 000 donation to UNB

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Posted: October 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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National Bank is partnering with the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick to support programming for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through a generous donation of $100,000, National Bank is providing funds for the Technology Innovation Funding Program and the Student Ambassador Program at the Pond–Deshpande Centre (PDC). “National Bank has a long tradition of promoting entrepreneurship,” said Michael McManus, the National Bank’s regional manager for Western New...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris Huskilson) Professor Emeritus honorees Allan P. Stuart Teaching Award recipients Saint John The 32nd fall convocation...

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Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud speaks at Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Oct 21

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Posted: October 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Kandahar’s Other Losses: Canadian Army Equipment During and After the War in Afghanistan by Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud, MSC, CD Commander, 5th Canadian Division Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. Beaverbrook Art Gallery  Canada’s fleet of armoured combat and transport vehicles saved hundreds of lives during the toughest years in Kandahar. Keeping them rolling and all their systems functional was no small achievement. Few Canadians are better qualified to speak about the challenge and...

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World-leading experts in domestic violence convene at UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It’s taking place today through Wednesday at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Keynote speakers include: Margaret Norrie McCain Margaret Norrie McCain has long been concerned about family violence. In New Brunswick, she was a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation whose mission is to eliminate family...

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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

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

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On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. “Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education” Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario reads, in part, “Learners in the province’s education system will develop the knowledge, skills and...

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Enterprise UNB Building 1 will remain closed for the rest of the day

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that UNB Fredericton’s Enterprise UNB Building #1 will remain closed for the rest of the day. Shortly after 9:30 this morning a small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre on the second floor of the Enterprise UNB Building #1. Two research centre staff members were taken to hospital with minor injuries.  The building was evacuated and the Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that there is no further...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us to visualize complex river systems, raise public awareness about the stressors they face, and...

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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.      EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, October 6 Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1 p.m. | Student Union Building (SUB), Room 103 Schizophrenia Awareness Night | 7 p.m. | Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Tuesday,...

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UNB s Gregg Centre hosts workshop on domestic security and disaster response

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

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society (Gregg Centre) at the University of New Brunswick is hosting Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic for a workshop on domestic operations, disaster response and the eastern Arctic.   Date: Thursday, Oct. 2Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.Location: Tilley Hall | Room 102 | UNB Fredericton Members of Fredericton-Oromocto area Canadian Forces units, law-enforcement, and emergency measures organizations will be on hand to provide...

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UNB kicks off new sustainability program in Fredericton

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Posted: September 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is launching a new sustainability program on its Fredericton campus this week. The program will support and encourage environmental sustainability on campus, helping to build a better university and advance UNB as a sustainability leader. Several local environmental groups will join UNB Sustainability Celebration: Be the Change! on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 12-1 p.m. in the SUB Quad to showcase environmental and sustainability initiatives that are happening...

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Annual Graham Lecturer challenges historians accounts of the War of 1812

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Major John R. Grodzinski will deliver the 14th Annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture, "Mind the Crap: Coping with the Bicentenary of the War of 1812," on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Carleton Street Armoury in Fredericton. Dr. John Grodzinski will offer a commentary on the use and abuse of history during the Bicentenary of the War of 1812. He will consider how the attainment of national and regional goals resulted in commemoration that centred on a single region, a select group of 'heroes' and poor...

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British prof says NB played key role in creation of modern Canada

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

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It's time to dump the negative view of New Brunswick's role in Canadian history, says British professor Ged Martin. Martin will deliver the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) annual W. Stewart MacNutt lecture on Sept. 29 in Fredericton and Sept. 30 in Saint John. "Too many textbooks sneeringly portray Canadian history as something that happens to New Brunswick," jokes Martin. He argues that New Brunswick played a vital and positive role at key moments in the creation of Canadian...

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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

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Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2014 is taking place this week (Sept. 25-28).  To check out a list of events, visit www.unb.ca/homecoming (#UNBhomecoming) Here are some of the highlights: UNBelievable Research at UNB Friday, Sept. 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. In the Wu Conference Centre (free, but registration required) This is a crash course with UNB’s top experts.  A first-time event at homecoming, this event will help showcase some of UNB’s...

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Homecoming event provides crash course with UNB s top innovators

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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New to homecoming this year, UNB will host UNBelievable Research on Friday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  The event will showcase some of UNB’s top research and demonstrate why UNB was recently named Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial University by Startup Canada. “The idea for the event originated from a member of the Class of 1959, who wanted to know more about the research being done at UNB and how it was impacting our community and beyond,” said Annette...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event in September. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. “UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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UNB s new writer-in-residence Jeramy Dodds to read Thursday Sept 18

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

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The University of New Brunswick will welcome acclaimed poet and 2014-15 writer-in-residence, Jeramy Dodds, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus. Originally from Ajax, Ontario, Jeramy Dodds is a poet, translator, editor and a graduate of Trent University and the University of Iceland. Called “a landmark of Canadian poetry,” Dodds’ debut poetry collection Crabwise to the Hounds was a winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted...

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UNB s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre co-hosts conference to help EndIPV

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB will host the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It will take place October 20-22 at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  Early bird registration ends Sept. 22.  The conference will address the importance of having a coordinated criminal justice and community responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Participants can look forward to a range of presentations, panels, workshops, and keynote speeches that...

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Fahrenheit 451 featured during 2014 One Campus One Book One Community event

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John is holding its annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) event on September 17.The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNBSaint John.Following the success of the first OCOBOC initiative, this year the program has been expanded to include more events,multi-media programming, and tie-ins with the Saint John community.The book...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event on Thursday.  Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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UNB hosts Burn the Dorm 2014

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On behalf of the Fredericton Fire Department, University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in a very important fire safety educational activity that will be held on September 10. This event is being made possible through the generosity of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Home Sprinkler Association, Troy Life & Fire and Kidde. As you know, fire is a serious concern for the Campus Community...

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UNB s annual Dineen Lecture focuses on the impact of location-enabled devices

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will host the 34th annual Dineen Memorial Lecture on Monday, Sept. 15, in Fredericton; and Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Saint John. This year's lecture will feature Yvan Bedard, professor in GIS and spatial databases at Laval University. Bedard will present "The Power of WHERE: What Should We Know and Why Should We Care About Location-Enabled Devices in Everyday Life?" Bedard says, with the democratization of geospatial technology, wireless communication and cloud...

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New scholarship celebrates impact of UNB alumnus on national and provincial community

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In an accounting career spanning more than 35 years, Roland J. "Rollie" Lutes was the quintessential professional, making a powerful impact on the Canadian and provincial business communities. To honour his contributions, Rollie’s family and friends have established the Roland J. Lutes, C.A. Memorial Scholarship to assist students in the Faculties of Business and Business Administration. Madison Rolfe of Fredericton, a second-year business student majoring in accounting, is the inaugural...

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UNB hosts election panel discussion on education

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Candidates from New Brunswick's political parties will participate in an "Election Panel Discussion on Education" on Wednesday September 10 at 7 p.m. hosted by the faculty of education on UNB's Fredericton campus. This moderated discussion will focus on important themes relevant to education in New Brunswick and will include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions or raise issues from the floor. The purpose is to host a discussion about education during the election...

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UNB symposium to give educators tools to provide accessible learning

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Universities across the country are placing more focus on improving academic achievement and student retention, which makes meeting the learning needs of students in today’s diverse classroom even more important.  The concept of Universal Design—the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design—has inspired Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing instruction that...

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UNB s Saint John College and Atlantica Centre for Energy host workshops on natural gas

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

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UNB’s Saint John College and the Atlantica Centre for Energy are teaming up to offer a public workshop on natural gas—the issues, the challenges and the opportunities in New Brunswick.  This is an almost perfect match between the Centre and the college.  Saint John College has been offering the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program for the past two years to great success.  The program allows participants the opportunity to explore various forms of energy through in-class instruction, site...

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week

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

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week Thanks to the persistence of University of New Brunswick faculty members, the province, city and university has officially declared September 1-7 Respectful Workplace Week. Many events and various awareness campaigns are underway this week, including a series of public talks at the Fredericton Public Library in Chickadee Hall tomorrow, Sept. 3. Lack of respect at work often leads to workplace bullying, says UNB nursing faculty member...

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UNB welcomes new students at Commencement ceremony in Fredericton

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

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Commencement, an inaugural ceremony to welcome new University of New Brunswick students, will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 10:15 a.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This annual ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome new students to the Fredericton campus and celebrate their entry into higher education. Commencement and Encaenia (UNB’s graduation ceremony) are ceremonies seeped in the university’s rituals and traditions, and act as “bookends” to the academic experience of...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: August 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair was announced on July 29 and will be held at UNB Saint John by two-time alumna and assistant professor of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering, Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10). UNB Saint John receives $1 million endowment The chair was made possible through a $1 million endowment from The Jarislowsky...

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Community celebrates supports UNB s newest entrepreneurs

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Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events


Seven local entrepreneurs have launched innovative businesses this summer as part of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s Foundry program. Meet the 2014 Foundry cohort The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable Jody Carr, minister of post-secondary education, training and labour, joined the young entrepreneurs...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair, located at UNB Saint John, will be held by assistant professor Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10) of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. Doucet will lead an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing and evaluating new interprofessional community-based primary health-care models that are...

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UNB celebrates newest startups at Foundry Fest 2014

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Five new businesses are being showcased at the first Foundry Fest on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Station on York in Fredericton. The celebration of local business and entrepreneurship concludes the inaugural year of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship's (TME) Summer Institute Foundry program at the University of New Brunswick. The diverse businesses coming out the Foundry program have gone from concept to revenue in under three months,...

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NSERC invests 2 4 million in 28 UNB researchers

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Posted: July 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder was joined by Mr. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Mr. Craig Leonard, minister of energy and mines for New Brunswick. Nearly $2.4 million will go to benefit 28 researchers and students at the University of New...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: July 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Kevin Englehart, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, has spent almost 20 years advancing technology that has improved the life of amputees across the world. Englehart was among 49 Canadians inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering recently in Saint John’s Nfld.   He is recognized internationally in the field of biomedical engineering as a leader in developing effective and affordable prosthetic control systems and powered...

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Guidance counsellors from around the world convene at UNB and STU

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Guidance counsellors from around the world will visit St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campuses in Fredericton and Saint John as part of the third annual Counsellor Familiarization Tour. “The purpose of the tour is to familiarize international counsellors with our universities, our cities, and our post-secondary education system,” says Chris Beardsworth, managing director of International Recruitment at UNB.  “By familiarizing counsellors with the...

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Cyber Girlz aims to bring more women into tech and computing fields

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , Events , UNB Homepage


In light of the success of last year’s experience, UNB’s faculty of computer science will be offering a girls-only summer day camp: Cyber Girlz Summer Camp 2014. The camp, which aims to spark middle school girls’ curiosity in computing and introduce them to basic Internet security concepts, will be held from August 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ignite girls’ interest for what makes technology work The underrepresentation of women in the information and communications technology...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab. A centre of research excellence Under the direction of Dr. Kevin...

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Lisa Armstrong to address class of 2014 in Saint John

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Lisa Armstrong will address the Class of 2014 as Valedictorian at UNB Saint John’s 40th spring convocation ceremony. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Information and Communications Studies and a minor in Linguistics and Philosophy.A mature student and a lifelong Saint Johner, Lisa is the embodiment of the truly transformational opportunities our university offers, and that a university degree is possible no matter the time in life.While at UNB Saint John, Lisa...

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UNB announces valedictorians for 185th Encaenia

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick’s 185th Encaenia at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton on May 28-29, 2014. UNB’s valedictorians were nominated by their peers, judged by panelists and finally elected by members of their graduating class. To arrange a media interview or obtain a copy of the valedictory addresses, please contact Kelsey Seymour. Valedictorians Laura Carr, from Fredericton, N.B., will...

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UNB prepares for spring 2014 graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will award degrees to over 1780 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 in Fredericton and Friday, May 30 in Saint John. Fredericton The 185th Encaenia will be held on May 28 and 29 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 40th Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes...

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UNB announces new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data

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Posted: May 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Monica Wachowicz, the new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is developing breakthrough algorithms and services for analyzing information to assist New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation, and municipal planning sectors to extract value from Big Data. Big Data analytics helps organizations make informed decisions by enabling data scientists to comprehend enormous volumes of data that may be left unexamined by conventional algorithms. This data...

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UNB and NB Power partner on wind energy initiative

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Posted: May 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Innovative technology developed by University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers is helping NB Power create green energy solutions for the province. Industry-leading wind forecasting research The partnership between NB Power and UNB is pioneering industry-leading wind forecasting research created by UNB Professor Dr. Liuchen Chang. This forecasting will identify the best opportunities to use wind energy in homes and businesses. Nearly 1200 customers from around the Maritimes are already...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This spring the department of computer science and applied statistics at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is hosting two computer-programming competitions for middle school and high school students. On Saturday, May 10 both the 8th annual New Brunswick High School Programming competition and first annual Scratch Programming competition will be held on the UNB Saint John campus. “Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for students in the 21st Century,” says Aziz...

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UNB hosts 32nd Annual NB Math Competition

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades seven, eight and nine will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 on campuses across the province. About 1200 students from across the province will travel to both the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of the Universite de Moncton to write a multiple choice competition paper. The paper is available in both English and French. The competitions...

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SWAAC conference happening today

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

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , Events , myUNB


The 2014 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference, hosted by UNB Saint John, kicks off today at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. “Navigating Sea Change” will provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative roles at various Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.  Playing on our location on the Bay of Fundy the theme of this year's conference is how to navigate the many challenges and changes facing universities...

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UNB wins Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

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

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UNB has won a 2014 Startup Canada Award for Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year in Atlantic Canada. Congratulations to the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), Pond Deshpande Centre (PDC), Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), and all of the faculty, staff and students on our campuses who drive entrepreneurship at UNB.The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the...

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Social Enterprise Development Dialogue attracts talent from Toronto to Boston

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Saint John


The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Saint John Community Loan Fund are proud to present ecosystem2enterprise: ideas for a new economy, the 2nd Annual Social Enterprise Development Dialogue, April 24 and 25, 2014, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The dialogue is for community-minded citizens from all sectors, the general public, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social enterprises, and for everyone who is passionate about making...

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Faculty and staff honoured at 2014 University Awards ceremony

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Posted: April 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Now in its 14th year, the University Awards ceremony will see several faculty and staff members honoured for their contributions to the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The recipient of the 2014 President's Medal is Maureen Sparks of the faculty of kinesiology.  Open to both faculty and staff, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at UNB and in the...

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute presents Two-Eyed Seeing

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


FREDERICTON– On Wednesday April 16, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will hold its final event of the 2013-14 “Welcome to Our Talking Circle” speaker series. To close the series for the year, MMI is honored to host Dr. Cheryl Bartlett along with distinguished Mi’kmaw Elders Albert and Murdena Marshall from the Institute for Integrative Science and Health at Cape Breton University (CBU). Together, they will present “Etuaptmumk / Two-Eyed Seeing: Where...

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UNB celebrates alumni at Proudly UNB Awards

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

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The University of New Brunswick will recognize some of its most celebrated alumni at the 2014 Proudly UNB Awards dinner in Fredericton on Thursday, April 3. Marc Bedard (BBA’74), president of the UNB Associated Alumni, will recognize ten UNB alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, country and beyond.  Read the 2014 Proudly UNB Award recipients’ bios Find out how you can nominate an outstanding alumnus or alumna for...

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UNB holds open house on revised boundaries of Creighton Conservation Forest

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is inviting the public to attend open house events on April 9 & 10, 2014 to learn more about proposed revisions to the boundaries of the Creighton Conservation Forest in the UNB woodlot. The University of New Brunswick and the Creighton Conservation Forest Advisory Committee are preparing to submit a Municipal Plan Amendment application to have the new Creighton Conservation Forest boundaries established in the City of Fredericton’s Municipal...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart leads the world in prosthetic research

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Posted: March 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Kevin Englehart, director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three New Brunswick researchers to be honoured at this week’s New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Gala. Dr. Englehart’s work has led to the development of hardware and software that allows people with artificial limbs to operate them with advanced utility and dexterity. Englehart is a three-time UNB alumnus, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the...

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UNB honours top students

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Posted: March 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “Our students are the future and I am very proud of what they have accomplished on campus, in their communities and around the world,” said UNB President Eddy...

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Internationally renowned expert to discuss myth and memory of the Titanic

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Posted: March 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Leon Litvack, professor of Victorian studies at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will deliver the 2014 W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 18 in Saint John and Wednesday, March 19 in Fredericton.  He will present “Titanic, Myth, and Memory” on both University of New Brunswick campuses at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Saint John: Tuesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. | Oland Hall, Room 104  Fredericton: Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. | Alfred...

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Breakfast panel discussion to tackle economic growth

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Posted: February 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB


Join EY for breakfast and a panel discussion to learn more about “the power of three”. See how together, governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can spur economic growth in Canada. Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: 40 Charlotte Street, UNB Grand Hall, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB The breakfast and panel discussion will focus on how the combined power of governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can stimulate economic growth and put Canada...

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Hamilton man inducted into Engineering Wall of Fame

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Posted: December 11, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Joe Ng, the man behind the multi-continent, multi-industry JNE Group of Companies, will be officially inducted into the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Engineering Wall of Fame on Thursday at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario. UNB President Eddy Campbell will officially induct Dr. Ng, alongside Dean of Engineering, David Coleman.  Dr. Ng received an honorary doctor of science degree at UNB earlier this year. “In recognition of his tremendous accomplishments and contributions, it will...

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Emera CEO to discuss Atlantic Canada s energy future at UNB

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Posted: December 3, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. and University of New Brunswick alumnus, is the final speaker in the UNB Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. Huskilson will present his talk, entitled "Energy in Atlantic Canada: Present and Future," on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre auditorium on the UNB Fredericton campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.   Emera is an international energy producer based in Nova...

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UNBSJ MBA orientation week guest speaker

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Posted: October 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The MBA Program at UNB Saint John will welcome Hal Gregersen, author of The Innovator's DNA and senior affiliate professor for INSEAD, for a presentation and discussion on innovation and disruptive technologies with local business leaders and over 100 new MBA students. Dr. Gregersen's presentation is part of a weeklong orientation for new MBA students. The orientation includes an opportunity for new students to learn about the university, the Saint John Community, and each other. Other...

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MBA students get hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship

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Posted: March 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton


Master of Business Administration students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have organized a unique dinner event that aims to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Dining in the Dark Fredericton, will take place on Sunday, April 1st at Kingswood Lodge and will feature a dinner where guests will eat wearing a blindfold. Each table will have CNIB clients or representatives who will act as a guide so guests feel comfortable and can...

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UNB hosting CIS Warm-up Party

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Posted: March 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick wants to help you celebrate the CIS men’s hockey championship games. The Student Union Building Ballroom will be transformed into the ultimate warm-up party at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Participants wearing red and black will be entered in a draw for any Aitken University Centre tickets still available. Thursday night’s game will be broadcast on two large screens in the ballroom. Warm-up party staples such as sausages and hot dogs (with vegetarian...

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Inaugural Dr Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture

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Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , Events


The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Education will hold its first Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. This inaugural lecture will be given by Carla L. Peck from the University of Alberta who will present a talk titled “I’m Stuck! “Social Justice” and other Labels that Shape our World”. This event takes place in Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Dr., UNB Fredericton, in room 261. Dr. Peck’s presentation will address...

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David Adams Richards to read from his new novel Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

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Posted: November 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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Award-winning author David Adams Richards will read from his new novel, Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. David Adams Richards is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, five works of non-fiction, and several screenplays. The recipient of two Governor General’s Awards – one for fiction and one for non-fiction – Richards won the Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children (2000) and a Commonwealth...

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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys to read from The Reinvention of Love

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Posted: November 15, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys will read from The Reinvention of Love on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Helen Humphreys is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leaving Earth (1997), winner of a City of Toronto Book Award; Afterimage (2000), winner of a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; The Lost Garden (2002), a Canada Reads selection; Wild Dogs (2004), winner of a Lambda Prize, and Coventry (2008). Her...

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Saint John River workshop series invites community input

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Posted: November 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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Water experts are seeking public opinion and input for the recently published report on the health of the Saint John River through a series of workshops across the province. The Rivers Tour Series, which kicks off on Monday, Nov. 14, in Hammond River, will visit eight communities over two weeks. The Saint John River: A State of the Environment Report, released by the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick in July of this year, highlights concerns such as nutrient...

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Panel Discussion at UNB to Honour Ottilia Chareka

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Posted: November 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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The public is invited to the University of New Brunswick on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. for a commemorative panel called Educators as change agents: What educators can do about violence.  It will take place at Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 Mackay Dr., UNB Fredericton, in Room 261. The panel honours Ottilia Chareka, – an educator and a change agent – a woman who in both her personal and professional lives took the risks that were required to act as a force of powerful change in the lives of the...

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Author Timothy Taylor to read from The Blue Light Project

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Vancouver novelist Timothy Taylor will read from The Blue Light Project on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. Taylor is the author of Story House (2007), Silent Cruise (2002), and the Giller-nominated Stanley Park (2001), which was also a selection for Canada Reads in 2007. His short fiction has earned a National Magazine Award and the Journey Prize. He is co-author of The Internet Handbook for Canadian Lawyers.  The reading is hosted by the...

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science to Honour Students

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Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Computer Science in Fredericton will honour dean’s list students, along with the winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards during its upcoming 2011 awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Over 230 students, parents, industry leaders, government officials,...

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Renowned stream ecologist coming to UNB Fredericton and Saint John to talk about the health of the rivers and watersheds of North America

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Posted: November 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. J. David Allan is coming to the University of New Brunswick to deliver the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures on Nov. 7 and 8.  Dr. Allan was the 2009 recipient of the Award of Excellence of the North American Benthological Society and the author of two widely used textbooks on stream ecology. He is a world-renown scientist who is similarly known for his collaborative research activities that are directed at the translation of aquatic science into useful products for...

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UNB Saint John to Host ACAA Soccer Championships

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Posted: October 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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ACAA Soccer Championships update The men's soccer championship game has been rescheduled to tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Canada Games Stadium at 5:30 p.m. UNB Saint John and Holland Collage are in the final. UNB Saint John will host the 2011 Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) men’s and women’s soccer championships on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Canada Games Stadium. This event will see the top four men’s and top four women’s teams battling for the ACAA title,...

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Author Lorna Goodison to read from By Loved Possessed

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Posted: October 26, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Lorna Goodison will read from her new book of short fiction, entitled By Love Possessed on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Born in Jamaica, Lorna Goodison lives in Toronto and Ann Arbor. A professor at the University of Michigan, she is the author of two story collections and eight books of poetry. I am Becoming My Mother, her 1986 poems, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Americas Region. From Harvey River, her memoir about...

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Leading scholar in Atlantic Canadian literature to deliver MacNutt lectures at UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The work of University of New Brunswick Alumnus and nationally renowned scholar, Herb Wyile, displays a deep interest in and commitment to Atlantic Canadian Studies.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to welcome Dr. Wyile as the guest speaker for the 2011-2012 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. Dr. Wyile will visit both UNB campuses to deliver a talk, entitled No Left Turn at Tim Hortons: Atlantic Canada and Atlantic-Canadian Literature in the Neoliberal Era.  The Fredericton...

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Author Antanas Sileika to read from new novel Underground

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Author Antanas Sileika will read from his new novel, Undergound on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Artistic Director for the Humber School for Writers, Antanas Sileika is the author of two previous novels and a collection of linked short stories, Buying on Time, finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and a Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Woman in Bronze, his 2004 novel, was a Globe and Mail Best Book. The reading is hosted...

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Author Antanas Sileika to read from new novel Underground

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Author Antanas Sileika will read from his new novel, Undergound on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Artistic Director for the Humber School for Writers, Antanas Sileika is the author of two previous novels and a collection of linked short stories, Buying on Time, finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and a Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Woman in Bronze, his 2004 novel, was a Globe and Mail Best Book. The reading is hosted...

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UNB to recognize two outstanding teachers

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Drs. Emin Civi and Christopher Gray are the 2011 recipients of the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of New Brunswick.  Both are from the Saint John campus. They will be recognized at the 29th Convocation in Saint John on Friday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre.  Dr. Civi is an associate professor in the faculty of business and Dr. Gray is an associate professor in the faculty of science, applied science and engineering.   In a world...

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UNB to grant honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals

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Posted: October 11, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals during its fall graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 57th Convocation at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m.  During the ceremony Tim Brodhead, social innovator and volunteer, will be recognized with an honorary doctor of letters degree and deliver the Convocation Address. The Saint John campus will celebrate its 29th Fall Convocation on Oct. 21, at 4:30...

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UNB Celebrates Official Opening of the Richard J CURRIE CENTER

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Posted: October 7, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , Events , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton today. The world-class fitness and wellness facility is now open to the university community and general public. An architectural gem, the $62.5-million centre includes a human performance laboratory with state-of-the art equipment, free-weight and selectorized equipment rooms, a 161-metre indoor track, a sport medicine clinic, and a lifestyle and fitness assessment centre. It...

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Acclaimed author Cynthia Holz to read from her new novel Benevolence

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Posted: October 4, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Acclaimed author and former journalist Cynthia Holz will read from her new novel, Benevolence on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. The Canadian correspondent for Business Week, New York City journalist Cynthia Holz came to Canada in 1976 and stayed. Moving from journalism to fiction, Holz has published a short story collection and four novels – A Good Man, Semi Detached, The Other Side, and Onlyville. Making her home in Toronto, she...

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UNB hosts public lecture about promoting the equity and dignity of First Nations children

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Posted: September 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events


On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the UNB Faculty of Education, UNB Early Childhood Centre, Three Nations Education Council and First Nations Education Initiative Inc. is proud to present a free public lecture with Jessica Ball. The public is invited to her talk on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:00pm, in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton. Dr. Ball’s talk entitled “Promoting Equity and Dignity for First Nations Children” examines the health, socio-economic, educational and...

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Award-winning Author and Filmmaker David Bezmozgis to Read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: September 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will read from his Giller Prize long-listed novel, The Free World, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Galleries in Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. David Bezmozgis was selected by The New Yorker as one of the 20 writers of fiction under 40 years old most likely to be a major writer of his generation. Latvian-born Canadian, Mr. Bezmozgis received acclaim for his first collection of fiction, Natasha and Other Stories (2004), which was a New...

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Turner to be honoured with Emeritus Designation at UNB

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Posted: September 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB


Steven Turner will join the ranks of professor emeritus at the University of New Brunswick. He will receive the honorary designation at UNB Fredericton’s fall Convocation, Oct. 20, in recognition of his distinguished career. “I'm honoured to be made professor emeritus by the university, and extremely grateful to my warm friends and many supportive colleagues in the department of history and the faculty of arts for the nomination,” said Dr. Turner.   “The emeritus distinction acknowledges the...

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UNB Associated Alumni Presents Proudly UNB Awards

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Posted: September 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB


The UNB Associated Alumni has named the 2011 winners of its Proudly UNB Awards which recognize individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the association and the University of New Brunswick. In addition to its long-standing Alumni Award of Honour, the Proudly UNB Awards also include the Alumni Award of Distinction, the Young Alumni Achievement Award, the Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award, the Alumni Group of the Year, and Honorary Membership in the UNB Associated...

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Award-winning writer David Bezmozgis to read at UNB Saint John

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Posted: September 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , Events


Award-winning writer David Bezmozgis will read from his new novel, The Free World on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus.  Filmmaker and fiction writer David Bezmozgis is the author of Natasha and Other Stories (2004), winner of a Commonwealth First Book Prize and a City of Toronto Book Award and a finalist for a Governor General’s Award. His stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Stories. In 2010 The New...

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Award-winning author Wayne Johnston launches this year s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , Events , myUNB


Award-winning author Wayne Johnston will read from, A World Elsewhere on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Wayne Johnston is the author of seven novels, two story collections, and the memoir Baltimore’s Mansion, winner of the Charles Taylor Prize. The Divine Ryans (1990), made into a movie, won the Thomas Raddall Fiction Prize. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (1998) earned Johnston a second Raddall Prize...

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UNB hosts artificial limb researchers

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Posted: August 18, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


FREDERICTON - It looks eerily like a scene from a science fiction movie, but the dangling arms, robotic hands and silicone skin covers on display at the University of New Brunswick this week are the star attractions of a symposium on upper limb prosthetics. The MEC - myoelectric control - symposium is bringing together researchers, clinicians and industry officials to share latest developments in the ongoing effort to replicate human movement in artificial limbs. The international...

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UNB obesity research team to receive health research grant

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Posted: August 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a grant from the federal and provincial governments to continue work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick.  Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make the official announcement on Aug. 19 at UNB. Media are invited to attend. DATE:            Friday, Aug. 19TIME:             9 a.m.LOCATION:  Room 210, Wu Conference Centre, University of New...

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Ken Dryden to give public talk at UNB

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Posted: June 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB


Ken Dryden, one of Canada’s hockey greats and education advocate, will present a public lecture at UNB on Thursday, June 9, in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall at 7 p.m. The talk is titled “What does it mean to be an educated citizen?” and is hosted by UNB’s Faculty of Education. In addition to being an NHL star, Ken Dryden is well known for his social conscience and for his interest in young people, their education and well-being. He was elected to the House of Commons as the MP for York...

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Conversation to Focus on the Challenges to Governing New Brunswick

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Posted: April 11, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


It’s been called a “failing province” by University of New Brunswick chancellor Richard J. Currie.  We know our population is aging and urbanizing, and we’re increasing our debt.  Our economy is stagnant.  We seem to be in serious trouble. How can we, the citizens of New Brunswick, help to turn the province around? “The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick” is the subject of a conversation, organized by UNB, to be held on Tuesday, April 12, in Fredericton.  Moderated by Elizabeth...

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Conversation to focus on how we can address N B challenges

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Posted: April 4, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , Events


The University of New Brunswick is hosting a conversation about how we, the citizens of New Brunswick, can help to turn the province around.  It will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Entitled “The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick”, the conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Weir, president and CEO of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency of New Brunswick, and former leader of the New Brunswick NDP and MLA for Saint...

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Author Valerie Compton to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Author Valerie Compton will read from her novel, Tide Road on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Valerie Compton is the author of numerous short stories, published in The Malahat Review, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Riddle Fence, Grain, and other journals. Her non-fiction appears in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Citizen and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Island Literary Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for a CBC Literary Award...

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Ideas that Matter lecture tackles teens and the Internet

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Posted: March 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , Events , myUNB


A free public lecture, Tweeting, Texting, Teens and Chat: The Internet and Sex in the Lives of Youth, will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Tom Morrison Theatre at Fredericton High School. It will be given by Lucia O’Sullivan, the Canada Research Chair in Adolescent Sexual Health Behaviour and a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick. She is the third lecturer to present in the Ideas that Matter speaker series.  The exciting new series, presented by the...

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McCain visiting professor to talk about climate change in Antarctica

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Posted: March 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


Bernd Kulessa, Harrison McCain visiting professor, will deliver a public talk entitled Climate, Sea Level and Fast Flow of Polar Ice Masses - Causes and Effects on Wednesday, March 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton. Dr. Kulessa is a senior lecturer in glaciology and geophysics at the College of Science at Swansea University, U.K.  This talk will present the latest scientific understanding and hypotheses, focusing particularly on fast ice flow at the interface...

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11 Minutes 11 Muscles

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Posted: March 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Saint John


If you only had 11 minutes, what would you say? We’re giving extraordinary people 11 minutes on stage. They’ll be using 11 muscles to talk. You’ll be inspired, captivated, and entertained. Together we’ll help those in our community living with Muscular Dystrophy! 11 Minutes/11 Muscles is an event conceived and organized by students in UNB’s MBA professional development class to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC). Inspired by the short dynamic TED talks featured on ted.com, 11 Minutes/11...

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UNB Saint John is diggin it

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Posted: March 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John is diggin’ it University of New Brunswick Saint John is home of the 2011 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships March 10-12 March 9, 2011, SAINT JOHN NB: The highly-anticipated Associated Alumni Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Volleyball Championship is set to begin tomorrow at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. The UNB Saint John Seawolves invites the public to this three-day Championship to cheer them on as they compete for...

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Aurian Haller to Read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: March 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events


The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB department of English, the UNB Bookstore, and Goose Lane Editions are proud to present a reading by Aurian Haller, who will read from his novel, Song of the Taxidermist, on Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building Lounge. Books will be available for purchase and Aurian will be pleased to autograph your copy.For more information, a link to the book trailer and a poster for the event can be found at...

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Ideas that Matter speaker series welcomes Lee Windsor


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Posted: March 7, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A free public lecture, Is Canadian Peacekeeping Dead, will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tilley 102 Auditorium on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus. It will be given by Lee Windsor, the deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. He is the second lecturer to present in the inaugural Ideas that Matter speaker series.  The exciting new series, presented by the faculty of arts at UNB in Fredericton, features some of the university’s...

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Author Annabel Lyon reads from The Golden Mean as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , Events


Author Annabel Lyon will read from her debut novel, The Golden Mean on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Annabel Lyon’s debut novel, The Golden Mean (2009), won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and a Governor General’s Award. Her short fiction collection Oxygen was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and The Best Thing For You, also short stories, was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Prize. The reading is hosted by...

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UNB s visiting Writer-in-Residence John Barton reads from Hymn as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , Events


Poet John Barton will read from his novel, Hymn on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Club (Ward Chipman Library Building) on the Saint John campus. Hymn is Barton's ninth collection of poetry. His earlier work has earned him three Archibald Lampman Awards, an Ottawa Book Award and a National Magazine Award. Barton is editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets. He is the editor of The Malahat Review, former editor of Vernissage: The Magazine of the...

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Conversation to focus on potential of Mi kmaq and Maliseet Peoples

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Posted: February 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , Events , myUNB


As New Brunswick struggles with its stagnant economy, aging population and lack of immigration, there is growing recognition that the province’s First Nations represent significant untapped potential. How the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet Peoples Are Key to Our Future is the subject of a conversation to be held on Tuesday, March 1, in Fredericton.  Moderated by Andy Scott, former MP and Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, the event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium at...

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UNB hosts 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture

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Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The UNB Faculty of Law invites you to the 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Madam Justice Lynn Smith of the British Columbia Supreme Court. It will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room at Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Justice Smith’s lecture is entitled "The Ring of Truth, the Clang of Lies: If Only it Were that Simple". The lecture will address the assessment of credibility in matters before the court. For more information about this...

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UNB launches high-impact speaker series by examining New Brunswick s past

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Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , Events , myUNB , UNB Saint John


An exciting new speaker series presented by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton kicks off this week with a lecture that will challenge beliefs about the region’s first peoples. Susan Blair, a UNB anthropology professor and director of graduate studies, will give the lecture, Rewriting New Brunswick’s Past, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd. "Archaeological stories about New Brunswick have tended to be a reflection of how we...

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CCLA s Nathalie Des Rosiers to discuss the State of Civil Liberties in Canada Post-G20 at UNB

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Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB


On Thursday, Feb. 3, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s (CCLA) general counsel, Nathalie Des Rosiers, will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick’s Ludlow Hall, Room 2A at 11:30 a.m. During the public lecture, entitled “Is the right to dissent in danger? Civil liberties in Canada after the G20 summit: CCLA’s perspective,” Des Rosiers will speak about the violations of rights that occurred at the Toronto 2010 G20 summit, the threat this poses to civil liberties in...

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Department of Chemical Engineering s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

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Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , Events


UNB’s department of chemical engineering proudly presents the 6th lecture in their 50th Anniversary Speaker Series which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, in Fredericton.  Janet Holder, president, Gas Distribution, Enbridge Inc. will deliver a talk entitled Good Chemistry: A Formula For Career Success. In January, 2008, Ms. Holder became the first woman president of Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. -- Canada’s largest natural gas utility with 1.9...

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Early childhood educator and author to speak at UNB

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Posted: February 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On Monday, Feb. 7, internationally renowned early childhood educator and author Peter Moss, will present an evening talk entitled: What is your Image of the child? Critical Questions in Early Childhood Policy, Provision and Practice. In this talk, he will articulate the kinds of critical questions that need to be asked as we address significant issues in early childhood education and care.  This presentation will take place at Marshall d’Avray Hall on the University of New Brunswick...

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Katherine Govier reads from The Ghost Brush in Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Toronto writer Katherine Govier will read from her novel, The Ghost Brush, on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus.Katherine Govier is the author of eight novels and three story collections. Three Views of Crystal Water was a Globe and Mail Book of the Year (2005) and Creation was a New York Times Notable Book (2003). The winner of a City of Toronto Award, Govier is also the recipient of the Marian Engel Award, which salutes the achievement of a...

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Multi award-winning filmmaker and writer to deliver MacNutt Lecture

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Posted: November 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Acclaimed Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer and educator Sylvia D. Hamilton is known for her documentary films and publications, public presentations and extensive volunteer work with artistic, social and cultural organizations on the local and national levels.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to welcome Dr. Hamilton as the guest speaker for the 2010-2011 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. Dr. Hamilton will visit both UNB campuses to deliver a talk, entitled When and Where I Enter:...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

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Posted: November 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General’s Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award and the...

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Award-winning author Richard Wright reads from Mr Shakespeare s Bastard as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Richard B. Wright will read from his new novel, Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard B. Wright is the multi-award-winning author of 11 novels, among them Clara Callan (2001), winner of three major awards – the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Book Award. In the same year, Wright was named author of the year by the Canadian Booksellers Association.  Adultery (2004) and October (2007)...

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6-million stadium upgrade worth every penny

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Posted: October 12, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , Events


Young fans in the stands, and players on the field, didn't question Monday the cost of refurbishing the Canada Games Stadium. "I like it. It doesn't have a scoreboard, so you have to pay very close attention," said Ethan Higgins Watson, 9, watching the University of New Brunswick in Saint John Seawolves' home opener against the Holland College Hurricanes. "It's good. I like it but, same as him (Ethan), it needs a scoreboard," said Ryan Hanson, also 9. Jared Ross, another nine-year-old agreed,...

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Author Michael Helm reads from critically-acclaimed new novel Cities of Refuge

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Posted: October 6, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Author Michael Helm will read from his critically-acclaimed new novel, Cities of Refuge on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Michael Helm's debut novel, The Projectionist (1997), was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Award. His second novel, In the Place of Last Things (2004), was a finalist for the regional Commonwealth Prize for Best Book and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. A novelist and essayist, he teaches at York University. The...

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Re-opening of the Canada Games UNB Saint John Stadium - Oct 12

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Posted: September 29, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


I want to invite our campus community to the official re-opening of the Canada Games UNB Saint John Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. The upgraded stadium will be an important recreation and major events resource for the City of Saint John and surrounding areas, and will enhance the student experience at UNB Saint John. Members of all three levels of government, the Saint John community, students from District 8, our sports teams and other user groups will be on hand for the...

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Alissa York reads from Fauna as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 21, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Author Alissa York will read from her novel, Fauna on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. Alissa York is the author of two previous novels – Mercy (2002) and Effigy (2007), a finalist for the Giller Prize and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award. In 1999, she won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the Journey Prize for her short fiction “The Back of the Bear’s Mouth.” The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading...

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David Bergen kicks off Lorenzo Reading Series for 2010-2011

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Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , Events


Award-winning author David Bergen will kick off UNB Saint John’s 2010-2011 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his new novel, The Matter with Morris on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Recipient of the Writers' Trust Notable Author Award in 2009, David Bergen is the author of five novels and a collection of short fiction. The Time in Between (2005) won the Giller Prize and was longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award. The Retreat (2008) won the McNally...

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University of New Brunswick Celebrates 225th Anniversary A Celebration of Canadian Spirit

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Posted: September 10, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Grammy and Juno winner Anne Murray, Olympic champion Clara Hughes, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine among event’s distinguished guests On Thursday, Sept. 23, the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English-language university, will celebrate 225 years of achievement with an exciting and memorable ceremony honouring five outstanding Canadians at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall. Co-hosted by two...

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Shinerama kicks off Saturday across city - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: September 3, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


University of New Brunswick students will be hopping aboard city transit for free as they conduct the annual Shinerama campaign Saturday. Shinerama, which began in 1964, is Canada's largest post-secondary fundraiser involving students at more than 60 colleges and universities across Canada. This is the 37th year that UNB students have participated in Shine Day, said Lauren Vail 2010 UNB Shinerama director in an application to city council for permission to conduct door-to-door canvassing in...

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UNB to celebrate 225th anniversary in grand style - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


Had there been a current affairs class when what is now the University of New Brunswick first opened its doors, the lecture could have focused on constitutional turmoil south of the border and the rise of Gen. George Washington - still four years away from being named U.S. president. UNB, Canada's oldest English-language university, is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year and officials say looking forward will be as important as looking back on the institution's long, impressive...

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Celebration of UNB Canadian spirit planned

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Posted: August 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


It's not every day an institution celebrates 225 years, so the University of New Brunswick is kicking off its anniversary in a big way. A special honorary degree ceremony and reception is being held at The Royal Conservatory in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. The event, dubbed a Celebration of Canadian Spirit, will see five high-profile Canadians receive honorary degrees. The evening, scheduled for Sept. 23, will be hosted by university chancellor Richard J. Currie,...

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UNB STU gear up for Congress 2011

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Posted: August 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Events


OK, so you thought organizing your family reunion was a mammoth task Try walking in Michelle McNeil's shoes. The University of New Brunswick staff member is the project manager for one of the biggest conferences to be held in the city. McNeil is working on the logistical details of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, which will draw more than 6,000 delegates to Fredericton for nine days between May 28 to June 5. The event is expected to generate $6 million worth of business for...

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UNB Fredericton to host lecture on math and music

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Posted: May 31, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


On Thursday, June 3, the University of New Brunswick will host a free public lecture by Jason Brown, and his band, who will talk about the connections between math and music. The lecture entitled A Hard Day's Math will take place at 6 p.m. at UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. A reception will follow. Jason Brown is a professor of mathematics at Dalhousie University and frequently talks about mathematics on CBC radio and elsewhere. The talk is in conjunction with the summer meeting of...

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Tony Bates to visit UNB Fredericton

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Posted: May 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to invite the public to attend an address by Dr. Tony Bates who will be visiting UNB Fredericton on May 10. Dr. Tony Bates specializes in e-learning in higher education. His blog on resources for e-learning receives over 10,000 hits a month. He has written nine books on distance education and learning technologies, and consulted in over 35 countries. Clients include the World Bank, OECD, UNESCO, Ministries of Education in several countries, state...

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UNB hosts math competition

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Posted: April 23, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


The 28th Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, April 30. Students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of UNB and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of U de Moncton to write a multiple choice competiton paper (in either French or English). The examinations are written in the late morning and, with computer grading, prizes should be presented to provincial and district winners in...

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Author to read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: March 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , Events


The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by R. W. Gray on Monday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at UNB Fredericton. Gray will be reading from his new short story collection, Crisp. The stories meditate on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. For more information, contact Ross Leckie at the English Department at 458-7395.

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Cancelled - International Development panel discussion at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: March 11, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will be hosting a panel discussion entitled The Canadian Government's Role in International Development.The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the President's Room, of the Alumni Memorial Building, at UNB Fredericton. A reception will take place before the panel discussion at 6 p.m.The panelists will be Glen Pearson, MP and CIDA Critic; and Carolyn Bassett, UNB political science...

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Chief of Metepenagiag Mi kmaq Nation to deliver Pacey Lecture

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Posted: March 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


What is the future of First Nations in Atlantic Canada?Noah Augustine, chief of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation, will give his insights into transforming dependency into self-sufficiency, good governance and a future for First Nations children when he delivers this year’s University of New Brunswick W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture.He will speak at the UNB Saint John campus on Tuesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre. His Fredericton lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. on...

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Scientist returns to UNB for computer science annual lecture

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Posted: March 3, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton


The Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host its annual lecture on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium at Head Hall, 15 Dineen Drive. This year’s lecturer will be Colin Ware, director of data visualization research lab at the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. The lecture is entitled The Acrobatic Maneuvers of Feeding Humback Whales. A psychologist and computer scientist, Dr. Ware will...

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Governor General s award winner speaking at UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Guy Vanderhaeghe, a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, will give a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on “Apprehending the Past: History versus the Historical Novel” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at the Wu Centre, UNB. He will be introduced by writer, artist, and former Lieutenant Governor, Herménégilde Chiasson.In the past twenty years, the historical novel has achieved popular...

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Margaret Sweatman to read at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: February 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a literary reading by acclaimed Canadian writer Margaret Sweatman.It will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus.She will read from her latest novel, The Players. This witty historical novel examines the high-stakes lives of actors and probes the nature of performance. Sweatman is the author of three previous novels: Fox, Sam & Angie, and When Alice...

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UNB Celebrates International Development Week

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Posted: February 1, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , Events


There are several events and activities planned at the University of New Brunswick’s campuses next week in celebration of this year’s International Development Week. The keynote event in Fredericton will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in MacLaggan Hall, Room 105, with author and humanitarian advocate James Orbinski. Dr. Orbinski was the international president of Doctors Without Borders in 1999 when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a research scientist and associate...

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