Global rivers are in severe crisis because of pollution, dams, loss of wetlands, agricultural runoff, a changing climate, and other stressors – and 80% of the earth’s population is living near these waters.  A sobering report, published September 30 in the journal Nature, shows that human water security and aquatic life are in great danger. … Read More »

If you have diabetes and a sore on your foot that just won’t heal, then Stacey Reading wants to talk to you. Actually, what the professor of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick really wants to do is dunk your injured foot in oxygenated water to see if it will get better. “This is… Read More »

Students from the University of New Brunswick lined the streets Saturday for what has become an annual tradition in Fredericton. Students raised money for Shinerama, a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, and checked off the final activity of UNB’s orientation week. The event was delayed by one week this year due to hurricane Earl. Shinerama director… Read More »

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.

New students at the University of New Brunswick were asked to make a promise Tuesday. Tony Secco, vice-president of academics, told the first-year students the university will do everything within its resources to help them become successful, but he asked that they, in turn, promise to commit to working hard and attending classes. “Make the… Read More »

A team of University of New Brunswick researchers played a vital role in the recent rescue of a cruise ship stranded in the Arctic Ocean.  The researchers, part of UNB’s Ocean Mapping Group, helped map a safe course for the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker that can also serve as a rescue vessel.  The Amundsen… Read More »

Neville-Jones House residence will be closed for the 2010-11 academic year. Neville-Jones is one of two all-male residences at University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Over the past decade, there has been decreased demand for all-male residence accommodation, not just at UNB Fredericton, but also at universities in general, says James Brown, executive director of… Read More »

The Fiddlehead has won a National Magazine Award for the publication of Stephen Heighton’s story, Shared Room on Union. The literary journal also received two honourable mentions for fiction for Back to Disney by Jeff Park and The Spanish Hour by J. M. Villaverde; and two honorable mentions for UNB’s Anne Compton’s poems, Stepping Off, It… Read More »

This year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick may come from different parts of the country but what they have in common is their top marks, leadership and volunteerism. Kailynn Anthony of Russell, Ont.; Oliver Gorman-Asal of Fredericton, N.B.; Chris Samuel of Edmonton, Alta., and Taryn O’Neill of Saint John, N.B. will help to… Read More »

There is growing worldwide demand to monitor and protect against hazards such as ground movement and security threats to critical infrastructure such as dams, power plants, bridges, airports, mines, pipelines and oil and gas installations. By combining new survey technologies with integrated analysis of structural and ground deformation, a new research initiative at the University… Read More »

Message to students, faculty and staff From: Eddy Campbell, President April 19, 2010 It is with great sadness that I write to inform the UNB community of the untimely death of one of our students, Ahmed Alshamrani. Ahmed, who is from Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia, died suddenly this past Saturday. He was in his second… Read More »

Aitken House at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton was the winner of The Atlantic University and College Electrical Consumption Reduction Energy Challenge, which is a regional challenge for residences across the Atlantic Provinces. There were 37 residences from seven campuses that participated in the challenge with more than 6,000 students involved in reducing… Read More »

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,… Read More »