The University of New Brunswick will grant two honorary degrees during its fall Convocation ceremonies. UNB Fredericton’s 63rd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 19 Business mogul and long-time public servant Francis McGuire will receive an honorary doctorate of letters. Francis McGuire received a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University, a diploma in European politics from the… Read More »

A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a new Canadian study suggests that living in greener environments can actually affect how long you live. Dr. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, with a team… Read More »

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is joining forces with a global network dedicated to defending against highly disruptive cyberattacks. The institute is one of 14 leading organizations from around the world invited to form the new Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, or Global EPIC, which… Read More »

As one of Canada’s leading literary critics and historians, Desmond Pacey pioneered changing attitudes towards Canadian literature and was an instrumental figure in promoting Canadian literary studies at the University of New Brunswick. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Pacey’s birth, Tony Tremblay, professor of English at St. Thomas University and, until recently,… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks. The investment by CAST – a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and… Read More »

Bell Canada is announcing the establishment of a National Service Centre in Fredericton and, with it, investing $100,000 in the University of New Brunswick to collaborate with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. The collaboration between Bell and the institute is part of a $3.6-million investment from Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) to support job creation and… Read More »

At UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the month of October is devoted to bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The third annual Red Shawl Campaign serves to bring the community together in recognition of these tragedies, while also providing comfort and support to victim’s families. A number of special events will take place… Read More »

Living the Dream – a short film written, directed and produced by UNB students Mackenzie Kierstead, Luke Lee-Knight, Vu Pham and Mathew Gracie – was recently selected for FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. The four students, all enrolled in UNB’s Media Arts & Cultures program, created Living the Dream as part of the From Away… Read More »

The British author behind the book Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change will be in Fredericton next week to give a public lecture entitled “Is Donald Trump Good for Climate Change?” George Marshall, an internationally respected researcher on climate change communications and co-founder of the U.K.-based Climate… Read More »

To celebrate the new kinesiology building project currently underway on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus and to commemorate the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, the university placed a time capsule in the cornerstone of the new building today. Members of the university community, alumni and community members gathered to watch as the time capsule was… Read More »

The Class of 1967 has been hard at work preparing for its milestone 50th reunion, with one of the largest reunion classes coming back to reminisce and reconnect in Fredericton for UNB’s Homecoming celebrations during Canada’s 150th year. Homecoming 2017, running from Thursday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 1, includes a variety of celebrations for… Read More »

A new collection of Atlantic Canadian poetry for children is being launched at the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus this Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things – edited by beloved children’s poet Sheree Fitch and long-time educator Anne Hunt – promises to take… Read More »

Students, staff, and faculty at UNB and STU are partnering with the UN accredited Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to host an exciting training opportunity for youth on Oct. 21. In celebration of Canada 150th, the Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Canada aims to mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the goals through… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick cybersecurity expert has co-authored a new guide aimed at helping people safeguard themselves in a dangerous online age. Dr. Natalia Stakhanova, an assistant professor at UNB’s faculty of computer science and New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, says Have You Been Hacked Yet? How to Protect Your Personal… Read More »

A new website launched by scientists determined to revive Atlantic salmon stocks is detailing fish counts in the Miramichi River thanks to their network of underwater sonar cameras. Researchers with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick are leading the research project for the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST), a partnership… Read More »