Dr. E. Sandra Byers, department chair of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, has been recognized by the Canadian Sexual Research Forum with an Outstanding Contribution Award for her lifetime achievement in advancing human sexuality research. She is a pioneer in human sexuality research across multiple faucets including sexual satisfaction, sexual violence and the… Read More »

BioHuntress, a biotech start-up created by UNB Saint John senior scientist Dr. Alli Murugesan, is one of eight semi-finalists for the BioInnovation Challenge 2018 to be held on Nov. 8 in Halifax. Dr. Murugesan aspires to help researchers translate their breakthrough biomedical discoveries. As an incubator within academia, BioHuntress will play a key role in… Read More »

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) at UNB will be adding new space for the Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering thanks to the generosity of alumnus Bob Pickett (BSc CE ’61, MSc CE ’63) and his wife, Barbara. The Picketts’ leadership gift of $400,000 has leveraged $4.5 million from the Province of New Brunswick and… Read More »

UNB Saint John’s Students’ Representative Council (SRC) president Sam Palmer was named the 2018 winner of the INSPIRE Youth Mentoring Award at the second annual INSPIRE Mentoring Awards event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John on Oct. 18. This event recognizes individuals in the community who have made a meaningful impact through mentoring.… Read More »

At UNB, Jeremy Murray is known for his sense of humour and diverse involvement in student groups and societies. But he’s perhaps best recognized for his activism in raising awareness around disability and accessibility issues on campus. The media arts and culture program graduate has cerebral palsy. As a result, Mr. Murray’s motor skills are… Read More »

Writer Christine Higdon will read from The Very Marrow of Our Bones on Sunday, Oct. 28, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. On a November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and… Read More »

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its fourth annual Red Shawl Campaign from Oct. 16 to 19 to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The campaign was a vision of UNB’s Elder-in-residence, Imelda Perley. The red shawl is a symbol of protection; it… Read More »

The beginning of October signals the beginning of the most colourful and most beautiful season. But Oct. 1 also marked a special and reflective day for UNB’s Indigenous community. Organized by Shelley Francis, director of UNB’s Indigenous Nursing Program, members of the UNB community wore orange to recognize the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration… Read More »

Jackson Weir, a first-year science student on UNB’s Fredericton campus, presented his award-winning research project to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the second annual Prime Minister’s Science Fair (PMSF) held on Sept. 19 in Ottawa. Mr. Weir was one of 35 students, ages 10 to 18, selected from 500 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)… Read More »

In a project that took two years and more than 2,000 work hours, the stained glass windows at UNB’s Memorial Hall are now fully restored to their former glory. The freshly restored windows were unveiled at a public celebration on Thursday. While the work officially began in 2016, UNB Art Centre director Marie Maltais had… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick has received $3.1 million in support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for discovery research. The investment was presented to UNB by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and is part of the more… Read More »

Sarah Faber will read from her first novel, All Is Beauty Now, on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. Set against the seductive world of 1960’s Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we’ll… Read More »

Dr. Angkoon Phinyomark, post doctorate fellow at UNB Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), has been recognized by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) with a Rising Star Research Award. Dr. Phinyomark’s research in myoelectric control devices and prothesis will benefit amputees. He studies how muscular, skeletal and neurological systems process signals to classify human… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to three outstanding individuals at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on Oct. 18 and 19. The recipients are: Nancy Strickland Nancy Strickland will receive a doctor of laws degree in Fredericton on Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Nancy Strickland was born and… Read More »

UNB alumna Denise LaForge has been inducted to the Engineering Wall of Fame at the University of New Brunswick for her entrepreneurial successes and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Ms. LaForge, originally from Edmundston, is the first woman to be inducted to the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. Ms. LaForge is chairman and… Read More »