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UNB introduces one-year track to master of applied health services research program

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Posted: June 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has introduced a new one-year stream to the applied health services research (MAHSR) program. The new stream offers students a course-based approach to the traditional thesis-based program. Additionally, students can now choose to complete their degree in either one or two years. With the new one-year virtual stream of the MAHSR program, students can advance their leadership, professional and research skills in health services faster and with more...

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UNB Announces 2024-25 Beaverbrook Scholars

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

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The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the 2024-25 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. Valued at $56,000 over four years, the Beaverbrook Scholars Award is awarded annually to three outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools who display high academic ability, financial need, and contribution to their communities. This year’s recipients are Audrey Cho, Zoe Landry and Hannah Swan. Audrey Cho is a student at Harbour View High School in Saint John, where...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly $5 million in natural sciences and engineering research funding

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

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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded $4,966,756 in new research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The funding was announced on June 14 by the Government of Canada as part of a $693.8 million bundle. “Funding support from our federal tri-agency partners is an important part of our community’s ability to undertake groundbreaking research,” said Dr. David MaGee, UNB’s vice-president...

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David Myles joins J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick as Cultural Fellow

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Posted: June 12, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases


The J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning musician and cultural advocate David Myles as its new cultural fellow. In this role, Myles will bring his extensive experience in the arts and his passion for fostering cultural growth to the Centre, examining the connection between creativity, innovation, technology and the arts. David Myles, a celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter, boasts an impressive career with two...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces $1-million Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation led by River Philip Foundation

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Posted: June 12, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases


The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation that will accelerate New Brunswick’s digital economy. This strategy is made possible by a $1 million investment led by the River Philip Foundation. The McKenna Institute’s Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation aims to bridge the rural-urban divide in New Brunswick’s digital economy. The strategy proposes initiatives to increase digital...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces investment in digital agriculture led by McCain Foods

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Posted: June 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases


The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce a landmark $3.75 million investment from a partnership led by McCain Foods and other New Brunswick institutions that will revolutionize digital agriculture, progress regenerative farming practices and minimize the impact of climate change on farmland. Over the next five years, McCain Foods is committing $2.76 million to create a project that imitates farming with regenerative agriculture practices, with...

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UNB and JDI announce 2024 leadership scholarship recipients

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Posted: June 5, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is among the university's most prestigious awards. “Providing talented young New Brunswickers with training, education, and rewarding careers right here at home is central to our business and our...

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Shannex and UNB partner for aging research and nursing education

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Posted: May 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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Shannex RLC Ltd. and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have signed a $1 million partnership agreement to expand education and research in the field of life transitions and older adult care. The agreement was announced jointly by Shannex and UNB at Shannex's Halifax headquarters today. Half of Shannex’s strategic investment – $500,000 – will be used to establish the Shannex Research Chair in Aging Transitions as part of UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative (IHI). A...

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UNB Announces Currie Scholars for 2024-25

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

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Five outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie, who was a Beaverbrook scholar as a young man. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills,...

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Mastercard cybersecurity scholarship winners announced

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year's prestigious Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship: Vaishnavi Shanmugam and Erika Thea Ajes. The Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship, generously funded by Mastercard, provides each recipient $25,000 to support their academic journey in the Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec) program and Research-Intensive Cyber Knowledge Studies (RICKS) program. This funding will help offset the costs associated...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2024)

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

Category: Press Releases


For the 12th consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers. Organized by MediaCorp, the annual competition awards organizations across the four Atlantic provinces that provide Maritimers with exceptional places to work. This year, Atlantic Canada was recognized for helping employees and their families give back to the community, as part of a range of forward-thinking policies. In a MediaCorp news release, managing editor...

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Students to present capstone projects at Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: March 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are set to unveil 46 innovative projects that are the culmination of their four years of education and problem-solving prowess. The event will take place at UNB's 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr., Fredericton. “The capstone project is the culmination of an engineering student’s education,” explained Joshua Leon, dean of the...

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UNB gets ready for the 2024 total solar eclipse

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Posted: March 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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On April 8, New Brunswick will be one of the best locations in the world to view the total solar eclipse and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been actively preparing to make the most of this historical event. GNSS Receivers in High Schools The UNB Physics Department’s Atmospheric and Space Physics group is installing ten Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers in high schools across the province. These receivers, which support navigation technologies such as GPS...

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Fifteen students join list of UNB Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

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Posted: March 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) inducted fifteen students as 2024 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars yesterday evening at an event on the Fredericton campus. This induction recognizes students’ outstanding involvement at UNB and in their local and international communities. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars go on to achieve continued success both in academic endeavours and in contributing to the success of others,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at...

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UNB's CubeSat VIOLET will take a ride to space with SpaceX

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Posted: March 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

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Thursday evening will see a piece of New Brunswick reaching new heights as the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) CubeSat NB VIOLET, will hitch a ride to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket on March 21. VIOLET will join satellites from Newfoundland’s Memorial University and the University of Sherbrooke for its trip to space. As part of the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) CubeSat Project, these...

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University of New Brunswick Announces 2023-2024 Primrose Scholars Recipients

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Posted: February 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

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The $40,000 Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships reward outstanding local students The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2023-2024 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Kate McLeod and Avery Thomas. Valued at $40,000 over four years, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, community involvement and athletic...

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University of New Brunswick announces new Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarships

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Posted: February 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

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A new scholarship opportunity will now be available to student athletes in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) REDS Track and Field Program thanks to a $200,000 leadership gift from The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation. The $4,000 Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarship will be bestowed upon one member of the REDS women's track and field team and one member of the REDS men's track and field team each year. Students on both the Fredericton and Saint John...

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UNB kicks off Black history month with bi-campus events

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

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February is Black history month and beginning on Feb. 1, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is kicking off a series of events across our campuses to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and achievements of Black Canadians. All month long, UNB is partnering with community organizations to present a series of dynamic and interactive initiatives. These include film series, art exhibits, sporting events and the department of history’s eighth annual Black History Month lecture from Dr....

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

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

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Dr. Paul Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), and Dr. Nidup Dorji, vice-chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan, have signed a five-year renewal of their exchange and collaboration agreement. The two universities have maintained a partnership for 21 years, dating back to the Royal University of Bhutan’s inception. The renewed agreement will explore ways to enhance collaboration through faculty exchange, pathway development and the...

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UNB joins forces with global nuclear energy provider

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

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

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