The University of New Brunswick today announced the creation of a postdoctoral fellowship program focused on innovation. Thanks to a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation, the new fellowships aim to equip PhD graduates with the resources they need to transform their research into a product ready for market. These two- to three-year fellowships… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick will come alive with excitement this week as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university’s campuses once again. Media are invited to attend the orientation activities below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Sara Rothman UNB Saint John: Renea Leskie  … Read More »

UNB one of 20 Canadian universities to announce its 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners Madeleine Crawford of Cornwall, P.E.I. and Nathan McNally of Wolfville, N.S. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick researcher is receiving federal funding that will help further develop a stretchable, flexible laminate that can provide power to a wide range of electronic devices. Dr. Anna Ignaszak, an associate professor of chemistry at UNB, has been working for three years to develop the rechargeable coating designed to deliver long-lasting… Read More »

People from around the globe will soon be descending on Fredericton to attend an international bionics symposium hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2017 officially kicks off on Aug. 15 at the Delta Fredericton and runs through to Aug. 18. Since 1972, UNB’s world-renowned… Read More »

Twenty-three faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at the University of New Brunswick. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016, are focused… Read More »

Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick for his accomplishments as a business executive and for his contributions to public education in the province. “This is fitting recognition for all that Dr. Currie has done for New Brunswick. He has had a phenomenally successful business career… Read More »

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (CSE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) are investing a combined $1 million, $500,000 each, over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick. The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis. This research will… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick will launch its Memorial Forest project at its Fredericton campus tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2, during a ceremony that will also dedicate the forest’s 150th tree in honour of Canada 150. One-hundred and forty-nine trees have been planted on the university’s Fredericton campus over the years, standing in memory of members… Read More »

One of the University of New Brunswick’s leading researchers and one of its most successful alumni have been honoured nationally for their contributions to engineering. Dr. Yun Zhang, a Canada Research Chair and professor of geodesy and geomatics at UNB, and Dr. Marcel LeBrun, a UNB engineering graduate and honorary degree recipient, have been inducted… Read More »

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years in the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Jeff Hebert, who is joining UNB’s faculty of kinesiology from… Read More »

Ten aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canada have gathered at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to launch various startups through the Summer Institute program. Hosted at the J. Herbert Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at UNB, the Summer Institute is a three-month long accelerator. The program helps bring business ideas to life through… Read More »

Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, of Quispamsis, N.B., has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011, most recently serving as vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, a Rothesay-based social entrepreneur, author and adviser… Read More »

A single business pitch can skyrocket a startup to success or send countless hours of work spiraling down the drain. Master of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship students at the University of New Brunswick are learning how to make the perfect pitch with help from some of the most-established and well-known business figures in Atlantic Canada.… Read More »

Loren Condie comes from Waterville, N.S., a town with 928 people, and has already shown she can be quite the change maker. Ms. Condie led an initiative to open her school’s first gender neutral washroom for transgender students. “My dream is to help the earth to stop its destruction and to help us recover and… Read More »