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Issues with the current ePublications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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Issues with the current ePublications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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UNB sustainability project to create wildlife friendly gardens on Fredericton campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is partnering with Nature NB to create three wildlife friendly gardens on UNB Fredericton’s campus on July 7 and 8. The gardens are one of many initiatives under a project is called “Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability”. The project is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “UNB Sustainability aims to increase the knowledge of the campus community about the need for sustainable practices and the role they play on the...

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UNB student digs deep for athletic and academic success

Communications

Posted: April 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Education is a swift-moving stream. Fall out of the current, and it’s easy to be left behind. Bruce Savoie knows this better than most. The 26-year-old University of New Brunswick student and keeper on the UNB Saint John soccer team has just been named a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian, the organization’s most prestigious award. It’s an achievement made more impressive considering where he was just eight years ago “The first time I had to leave high school was...

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New technology at the University of New Brunswick changing the face of disaster relief

Communications

Posted: December 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


University of New Brunswick postdoctoral fellow Shabnam Jabari is developing technology that promises to be a game-changer for government, aid organizations and first responders around the world. During Dr. Jabari’s senior year of undergraduate study at University of Tehran, a disastrous earthquake struck the southern Iranian city of Bam. The 6.6-magnitude quake in 2003 destroyed homes and killed tens of thousands of people, including the family member of a friend. Inspired to make a...

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UNB bionics expert named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year

Communications

Posted: December 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


For Jon Sensinger, associate director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a childhood dream has turned into an innovative career – one that is changing lives across the globe. A pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Sensinger was recently named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) after careful consideration from a national peer review committee. “To have my work recognized by the peer...

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Futures Atlantic Symposium to be held at University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The Centre for Financial Studies at the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the Futures Atlantic Symposium this Friday, Nov. 4, an afternoon of investment career training and employment opportunities for students across Atlantic Canada interested in careers in finance and investment. The Futures Atlantic Symposium will be held at the Wu Conference Centre on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus starting at 1 p.m. and offers a half day of intense financial education,...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

Communications

Posted: October 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from her work, His Whole Life, at the University of New Brunswick in events on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Her reading at UNB’s Fredericton campus will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. She will be at the Saint John campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the...

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Top experts speak on cyberthreats in the 21st century

Communications

Posted: September 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


Warren McKenzie and Dermot Williams A top expert on cybersecurity from the United Kingdom took part in a session on UNB's Fredericton campus this weekend examining cyberthreats in the 21st century. Dermot Williams, CEO of the IT security firm Threatscape and a frequent commentator on the field in the media, participated in the Cybersecurity in a Dangerous Time panel. WATCH: UNB event stresses urgency on cyber security (Global News)  “At the speed that cyber moves, taking hours or days to...

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When prayers are not enough

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


An internationally recognized scholar on religious divorce will be giving a keynote speech at the University of New Brunswick this Tuesday, Sept. 13. Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa, will deliver the address at an event hosted by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at UNB. Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, says she is thrilled to have the opportunity to have...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

Posted: September 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John , In the Media


UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated this week as students arrive to kick off another school year. Orientation activities for new students are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the orientation events below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Natalie Montgomery UNB Saint John: Heather Campbell Fredericton Campus COMMENCEMENT Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Richard J. CURRIE CENTER Our...

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UNB study reveals how many people would switch genders for a day or more if given the chance

Communications

Posted: August 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Imagine that you were given the choice to swap genders. Would you do it? What if it were only for a day or an hour? These questions were recently put to the test by two University of New Brunswick researchers and a Fredericton community member, and the results provide interesting insights into gender-related attitudes and the implicit role they continue to play in our lives.  Dr. E. Sandra Byers, chair of the psychology department at UNB Fredericton, PhD candidate Kaitlyn Goldsmith and...

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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

Communications

Posted: August 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


It’s going to be easier than ever for students, faculty and staff at UNB, STU and NBCC to get the medicine they need on campus. Campus Pharmacy, located at the University Bookstore in Fredericton, opened its doors to students, faculty and staff on Thursday. Campus Pharmacy offers a variety of services, including injections, sports medicine, travel medicine, and diabetes education. Customers can transfer their existing prescriptions from other pharmacies, both in and out of province. Customers...

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Dr Joanne Wright named Acting Dean of Arts

Communications

Posted: August 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Dr. George MacLean, VP Academic (Fredericton) is pleased to announce Dr. Joanne Wright has been named Acting Dean of Arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright joined the Faculty of Arts in 2005 in the Department of Political Science. Since that time, she has served on Senate, the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, and as Director of Graduate Studies for her department. She has also served on the board of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre and as a...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for Contract Academic Employees

Communications

Posted: July 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


After two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT Group 2) Contract Academic Employees are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement,” says Dr. Daniel Coleman, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “This is only our third contract with this group, so we had to spend some time working the bugs out. Both the...

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UNB to offer subsidized gym memberships to those with diabetes

Communications

Posted: July 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Recreation Services at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting participants for the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative. This initiative will provide subsidized gym memberships and personal training services, as well as nutritional guidelines, for individuals who are pre-diabetic or currently living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. “An estimated 219,000 New Brunswickers are currently living with diabetes or are considered pre-diabetic. URec will be offering...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time membership. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. The new agreement includes salary increases of 0.9% every six months beginning on July 1, 2016 and includes revisions to bereavement leave, research and other...

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UNB ranked among top universities in the world

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is among the top four per cent of degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the world, according to a newly released global ranking. This year's tally by the Center for World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities, places UNB at 882 among the more than 25,000 institutions eligible. “For the University of New Brunswick to rank in the top 3.6 per cent worldwide is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated,” says Nadim...

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UNB professor to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Janice Thompson, professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, class of 2016.This achievement is the one of highest honours in the nursing profession. Academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 28 countries, including Canada. The academy is currently comprised of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and...

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UNB s Wu Conference Centre first university facility to win Supplier of the Year

Communications

Posted: June 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


When the Wu Conference Centre was announced as the Supplier of the Year award winner, people were impressed. Not only does the facility, located at UNB Fredericton, provide outstanding services, the honour marks the first time a university has won a Meeting Professionals International (Atlantic Chapter) award. Anyone who has been inside the Wu Conference Centre knows how special the venue is. The dedicated staff work diligently to ensure every need is met and events and conferences run...

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UNB scientists receive 4 3 million in NSERC grants and scholarships

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dozens of University of New Brunswick (UNB) scientists have been awarded a combined total of $4.3 million in grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding is part of a larger $465 million in funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants announced by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, at an event at Hamilton’s McMaster University today. UNB’s 34 recipients include John Spray, professor...

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UNB celebrates indigenous cultures and contributions

Communications

Posted: June 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB Fredericton will host a celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include a panel session on reconciliation efforts in the province. “This is an opportunity for open dialogue among academics coming together to discuss an action plan of reconciliation in the province,” says Jennifer Dixon, event co-ordinator. “The panel will also discuss integrating First Nations education opportunities in schools.” The...

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George MacLean named new vice-president academic Fredericton

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


UNB is pleased to announce that the Search Committee for vice-president academic (Fredericton) has recommended Dr. George MacLean for the position.  The recommendation was approved by the Board of Governors' Executive Committee on June 8. Dr. MacLean will serve an initial five-year term beginning July 1 and may be renewed for a further term by mutual agreement following a performance review in accordance with university procedures. Prior to taking up the role of dean of arts on the...

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NHL scout to share top tips at the Hockey Conference

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Pittsburgh Penguins scout Luc Gauthier knows the business. He played professional hockey for a decade in the Montreal Canadiens organization, before stepping off the ice to coach. For the past 18 years, he’s watched the game from the stands, making notes and evaluating players. On July 7, Mr. Gauthier will be at UNB Fredericton to share his scouting secrets with the Hockey Conference. “There are four points when you evaluate the player,” he said. “You evaluate their hockey sense, their level...

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UNB releases sexual assault policy

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick released its finalized sexual assault policy and procedure documents today. The following is a memo that was released from UNB President Eddy Campbell to students, faculty and staff of the University. Media Contact: Natasha Ashfield Dear members of the UNB community: I am pleased to report that UNB's sexual assault policy and procedures documents are now finalized. After reviewing other campus policies and consulting with many of you, we now have a policy that...

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UNB professor wins prestigous literary award valued at 25 000

Communications

Posted: June 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Robert Gray, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, won the top award at the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards this past weekend in Halifax. Dr. Gray’s book Entropic was selected for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000. “I’m pretty sure this is what they reserve the word 'gobsmacked' for,” said Dr. Gray. Entropic is a collection of short stories where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet – sometimes meshing harmoniously, sometimes...

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UNB UdeM NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick are pleased to announce an engineering memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow for enhanced credit transfer between the four New Brunswick post-secondary education institutes. The collaboration will create more pathways for students in the field of civil engineering. It will provide further opportunities for educational experiences for...

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URec to host Sweat for a Cause bootcamp and yard sale in support of Syrian newcomers

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


On Friday, June 3, UNB Fredericton Recreation Services (URec) will hold an outdoor bootcamp on the green field in front of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Sweat for a Cause bootcamp will take place from 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. All members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. there will be gently used URec fitness equipment for sale such as yoga mats and dumbbells. All proceeds from the...

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Faculty of engineering to host UNBetween transition camps this summer

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Once again, the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is offering its innovative and internationally recognized transition to university camp called UNBetween in Fredericton, NB. UNBetween is open to all incoming bachelor of engineering students that are coming straight from high school on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp simulates a typical week for engineering students, allowing students to experience campus life and the demands of university. Students stay in...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , Events


A UNB staff member has received an award for her contribution to student employment and development in New Brunswick. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received the Award of Merit from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference on May 26. The Award of Merit is the highest honour given by the AACUSS. It recognizes a member for their significant achievement and distinguished contribution to the...

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UNB students building video games to foster empathy

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Rebecca Goodine was playing a video game when something clicked. It was BioShock, a first-person shooter game, and she was presented with a choice: hurt an innocent for personal gain, or help a stranger for a personal loss. “You have a huge choice,” recent Media Arts and Cultures graduate said. “That’s the game that really brought out that fact for me. In games, you make choices, and there’s consequences – just like real life.” Ms. Goodine is part of a trio of UNB students who recently placed...

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UNB applies for judicial review of women s hockey decision

Communications

Posted: May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick has applied for a judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The decision to apply for a review comes after many weeks of consultation. While UNB respects the ruling of the Labour and Employment Board, it disagrees that the reclassification of the women’s hockey team was the result of discrimination on the basis of gender. Other concerns around implications of the Labour and...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the 2016-17 UNB operating budget that is in a consolidated net deficit of $2.6 million. After significant time and effort by many on our campuses, we have developed a budget with more than $192 million in spending that focuses on providing strong support for our students and faculty and serving to enhance national awareness of our innovative programs and entrepreneurial mindset. “UNB, like other universities in the region, has...

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Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre researching how digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Working in partnership with the First Nations Innovation project, the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is leading a new project. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council under its Knowledge Synthesis program.  The project will produce a comprehensive literature review answering the question, how can digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence and learning of Indigenous cultures and languages? The six-month grant will...

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UNB professor is changing the way girls look at the IT world

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Computer science is not just what you see on the show Silicon Valley – nerdy geeks, late nights and ping-pong tables. Natalia Stakhanova, assistant professor of computer science and NB Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB, is changing the way young females view the IT world through an initiative she launched called Cyber Girlz. Cyber Girlz is an eight-month, all-girls computer science program offered in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick campus. The program teaches girls aged...

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Atlantic writing competitions salute works from UNB faculty of arts

Communications

Posted: May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


A number of people from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts in Fredericton have been recognized recently for their accomplishments as creative and academic writers. Mark Jarman and Robert Gray, professors in the English department, and Phillip Crymble, PhD candidate in English, are among nine finalists whose books made the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist. Dr. Gray, Mr. Jarman, and Mr. Crymble were also all nominated for a 2016 Atlantic Book Award. Thom Workman, a...

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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

Communications

Posted: May 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


Five Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, a recognition of their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.   This year’s recipients are Tyler Adams of Saint John, N.B., Emma Collings of Montague, PEI, Brittany...

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Researcher studying impacts of hormone on weight loss

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB


Soon, it could take just one blood test to determine if someone can lose weight by exercising.  Martin Sénéchal, an assistant kinesiology professor at UNB, is studying the secretion of a hormone during exercise in young and old people who carry extra bodyweight. The hormone irisin was discovered in 2012. It’s released by muscles during exercise and gets absorbed by fat cells, turning different genes on and off and increasing energy expenditure – or calories burned. It also affects the blood...

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Major investments being made in innovation-based study research

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, has awarded 188 students with New Brunswick Graduate Scholarships. Premier Brian Gallant participated in a recognition event Friday as part of Innovation Week. “Investing in education is key for the New Brunswick economy to be innovative,” said Gallant. “Helping these students further their studies here in our province will help provide a strong workforce for the New Brunswick economy.” The students received a total...

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UNB chosen by IBM for Watson for Cyber Security project

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scC04wJ8tRA[/embedyt] UNB is one of only eight universities in North America chosen by IBM to help the global firm adapt its iconic Watson cognitive technology for use in the cybersecurity battle. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of New Brunswick that fits well with our proud and productive partnership with IBM,” says Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick. “The fact that we are one of three universities...

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UNB researcher helps 15-year-old student discover forgotten Mayan city

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A 15-year-old student from Quebec has discovered what could be the site of a lost Mayan city thanks to advice from a University of New Brunswick researcher. Armand LaRocque, a remote sensing expert at UNB, has helped William Gadoury prove his theory about the relationship between constellations and Mayan cities. Mr. Gadoury believed citizens built their towns under the constellations. Working together and analyzing satellite images of an area in the Yucatan jungle, they have found what could...

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Canadian Rivers Institute student researchers hit the water to answer questions about river health

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Over the summer and fall, New Brunswick residents and visitors may notice signs of scientific research in many New Brunswick waterways including the St. John River and tributaries such as the Kennebacasis, the Miramichi River and Wolfe Point River in Fundy National Park. Amanda Babin, a PhD Candidate with the Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB Fredericton, just finished placing 22 large orange buoys in locations upstream of the Mactaquac reservoir on the St. John River as part of her research...

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UNB Student Investment Fund offers opportunities of a lifetime

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The wet weather did not stop Tuan Anh Bui and Glenn Cleland from lining up at 3:30 a.m for the Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting in Omaha, Neb. late last month. The meeting features one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett. Fourth-year business administration student Mr. Bui and Mr. Cleland, the founding director of UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration’s Centre for Financial Studies, were among the thousands of investors lined-up early that Saturday...

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Worlds UNBound receives NSERC PromoScience funding

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


The not-for-profit STEM outreach organization Worlds UNBound received $75,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PromoScience program on Friday, May 6. Based out of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Worlds UNBound works to increase the awareness of and interest in science, engineering and technology in a fun and supportive environment through hands-on activities and mentorship. The organization will receive $25,000 for each of the next...

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City of Fredericton recognizes UNB community members as unsung heroes

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Two members of the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus community and the UNB International Student Association were honoured by the city of Fredericton at the 2016 Unsung Heroes Awards. Gail Storr, professor in the faculty of nursing, was recognized for her hard work in the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding rights and her advocacy for healthcare in New Brunswick. In 1991, she opened the first breastfeeding clinic in the province and saw firsthand the challenges...

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First MBA dual degree grad with the Burgundy School of Business

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , In the Media


Prince Attakora-Ofori is the first graduate from UNB Saint John’s dual-degree program with the Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon, France. Our arrangement with BSB, which began in 2002, offers the opportunity to get two degrees for the price of one, expanded academic offerings to students plus an internship in France, which deepens the international experience. “In a fierce job market, like the one we have in North America, the dual-degree program equips you with the skills you need....

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Roberta Woodgate to discuss the impact of home care on families at the Arnie and Norma McAllister lecture

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


We often think of video games and virtual environments as a way for youth to escape reality— what about using them as a tool to understand youth more fully? Roberta Woodgate is doing just that, using innovative tools to capture the voices of those who often go unheard. She developed a therapeutic tool called EMÜD Universe, a computer video game/virtual environment that may be used for children to assess and manage their feelings. Dr. Woodgate’s research focuses on children and youth living...

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Professor is one of three finalists for Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Christopher Baker was one of three finalists vying to be named “Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year,“ at the Canadian Open Data Summit this week. “Open Data is the path forward to giving citizens access to information and enabling data-driven debates on issues of public concern,” says Baker. “Open Data has already received good adoption in the USA, UK and other countries where it has helped to inform policy and accelerate research in biomedicine. Data integration remains a challenge but...

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UNB student extends a hand to newcomers

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


When Fredericton began accepting refugees last year, Crestina Matta jumped at the chance to help. An undergraduate student in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick, Ms. Matta speaks Arabic and English and knew she would make the transition to Canadian soil easier for refugees. Since September 2015, Ms. Matta and fellow members of the Brunswick Street Baptist Church congregation have been helping a family of six Iraqi refugees navigate their new lives in Fredericton. “We...

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ACOA supports pilot project to commercialize UNB technologies

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Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today, World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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Projects wow and students shine at engineering symposium

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Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The second annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium was held on March 31at the Fredericton Convention Centre, where final-year engineering students presented their capstone design projects to potential employers, industry and community partners, and the public.  Every engineering stream was represented: chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geodesy and geomatics, geological, mechanical, software, and UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship program. The students, many of whom worked...

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Harrison McCain Foundation invests 1 25 million in UNB faculty

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Posted: April 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Faculty members at UNB now have increased research and teaching support, thanks to the generosity of a leading New Brunswick foundation.  The Harrison McCain Foundation has renewed the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1.25 million. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million, have four different areas of focus. They provide each recipient with funds to support research projects, additional study, travel, equipment, the hiring of...

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UNB s Forestry and Environmental Management develops street tree management plan in partnership with the City of Fredericton

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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There are 22,205 trees lining the streets of Fredericton. You can trust that number, because forestry students at the University of New Brunswick visited each and every one. Over the past two years, the graduating UNB forestry classes spent months in the field assembling a street tree inventory before devising a street tree management plan for the City of Fredericton. The plan assessed the asset value of the trees, along with the resilience to damage, susceptibility to insect and disease,...

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UNB to launch campus community garden

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Campus Food Strategy Group at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University has recently been granted approximately a quarter acre of land to create a campus community garden. The group is part of the Campus Food Systems Project, a national network that supports campus-community collaboration and the creation of sustainable and healthy food systems on university campuses. The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) and UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program have been...

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Mystery Solved Traits Identified for Why Certain Chemicals Reach Toxic Levels in Food Webs

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Posted: April 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk to the environment. According to the study published today in Environmental Science & Technology, two traits were identified that indicate how chemicals can build up and reach toxic levels: how easily a chemical is broken down or metabolized by an organism and the chemical’s ability...

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10th annual New Brunswick high school programming competition to be held at UNB Saint John

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Over 30 high school teams from across New Brunswick are expected to arrive on our Saint John campus on May 6, 2016 for the 10th annual NB High School Programming Competition. Designed to provide a computer programming challenge for students in grades 9 – 12, contestants test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win prizes. “The competition is designed to encourage teamwork and consists of a number of programming problems of increasing degrees...

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The Peter Cundill Foundation provides support for students at University of New Brunswick's Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Peter Cundill Foundation is making a three-year commitment to the next generation of investment managers with a $120,000 gift to the Faculty of Business Administration's Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) at the University of New Brunswick. The support will bolster the operation of the Centre's Student Investment Fund, an academic program that provides experiential education for young investors that prepares them to excel in the profession. The funding will assist in areas such as...

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Faculty of Business receives award

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Faculty of Business at UNB Saint John has received the Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre (SJMNRC) at their 7th annual Volunteer Appreciation event held on Friday, April 15, 2016. The award is a result of the Faculty of Business partnering with the SJMNRC on initiatives over the course of the last year, including: A strategic plan framework through an MBA internship; and A marketing plan project developed by Emin Civi’s...

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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two internationally recognized medical researchers, a decorated military officer, a medical student with a passion for global health initiatives and a lawyer committed to raising money for neonatal hospital care are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be saluted this week. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and one group at a gala dinner in Fredericton this Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. “The University of New Brunswick derives tremendous pride from the success of...

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Learning the benefits of effective team communication

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The second annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) simulation occurred recently in Saint John. The entire day facilitated hands-on learning between third-year UNB Saint John Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students and third year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Respiratory Therapy (RT) students – using simulation as a tool to assist students in learning the importance of effective communication amongst the health-care team. “Allowing students to learn with, and from, another health...

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UNB president welcomes Tuition Access Bursary

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell welcomed the announcement from the provincial government today extending free tuition to students from low- and middle-income families in New Brunswick. “I think the province has done the right thing here,” Dr. Campbell said. “I’m delighted. When we’re trying to recruit students from low-income backgrounds, they are particularly concerned at the cost. This is aimed right at them and really allows us to say the cost is no longer an...

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Dr Thierry Chopin in São Paulo Brazil for the Monaco Blue Initiative

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Posted: April 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, was an invited panelist at the 7th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held in São Paulo, Brazil, April 3-4. MBI was launched in 2010 at the initiative of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco. It’s members meet annually to discuss...

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Professor to help choose short list of women for new bank note

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Posted: April 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Bank of Canada is looking for a new face to display on a bank note, and it's relying on the expertise of one UNB professor. Margaret Conrad, professor emerita at UNB, is one of seven on an advisory panel tasked with choosing five to seven women who could be on a newly designed Canadian bank note. Dr. Conrad, a historian specializing in Canadian history and women’s studies, was asked to join the panel when Merna Forster, who began the petition to put a woman on a bank note, suggested her...

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UNB honoured for being a top contributor to the United Way

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has earned a place in the top 10 of all United Way campaigns in the province. UNB was lauded at a recent ceremony held by the United Way at Government House in Fredericton for its efforts. UNB has been an active contributor to the charitable group’s campaigns for many years. The Fredericton campus has raised more than $62,685 in 2015 – ranking it sixth in central New Brunswick. “This is tremendous recognition of our people,” said Eddy Campbell, president and...

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UNB s BBA co-op gets the official thumbs up

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The bachelor of business administration (BBA) co-operative education program on UNB’s Fredericton campus has been running for over 16 years, providing students with the opportunity to combine paid work experience with their coursework. The program has been highly regarded by both students and employers and has just been accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). CAFCE is the voice for post-secondary co-op programs in Canada, setting the standards for what...

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Seamark Asset Management president is 2016-2017 executive in residence for UNB Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Seamark Asset Management president Don Wishart, CFA, CMA, CPA, is executive in residence for the University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Financial Studies (CFS).  In this volunteer role, Mr. Wishart will provide regular mentoring throughout the year to the students enrolled in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) course, as well as to the Director of the CFS, Glenn Cleland. “I am very grateful for Don Wishart’s involvement,” said Cleland. “His expertise will be invaluable to me and our...

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UNB computer science research expo to feature Premier speakers from Israel

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting a major computer science research expo this week that will focus on opportunities in cybersecurity, featuring remarks from Premier Brian Gallant, the Israeli ambassador to Canada and a high-tech entrepreneur from Israel. The Faculty of Computer Science at UNB is hosting the 2016 Research Expo at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton on Friday, April 8. “The expo will feature leading industry, government and academic speakers sharing insights,...

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UNB partners with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is continuing to expand its reach internationally on the autism intervention training front through new partnerships in France. UNB has partnered with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum, which will be re-designed for target employment in France. All developed curriculum will be co-shared for future opportunities of both institutions. “We are very proud of the reputation UNB has and continues to build and expand...

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UNB hosts free screening of feature length documentary The Millennial Dream

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Posted: April 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will be holding a free screening of the feature-length documentary The Millennial Dream on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 pm. The screening will take place in McLaggan Hall room 105 on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Filmmakers from Hemmings House Pictures, a media production company based in Saint John and Halifax, partnered with thought leaders and innovators in New Brunswick to create The Millennial Dream, a documentary exploring the values that may replace what...

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See literature in a new way through the work of Greek artist Nina Papaconstantinou

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Posted: April 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity, is hosting a free public lecture on the evolution of text copying and handwriting in the 21st century. The lecture, titled “A Curse To Thee, O Pen!” will be presented by Eleni Karavanidou on Monday April 4, in Carleton Hall 106. Ms. Karavanidou will explore the works of Nina Papaconstantinou, a Greek conceptual artist who, in the age of digital technology,...

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Celebrate art and community in Fredericton with the Fool s Gold Ball

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Posted: March 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) Student Society invite you to a night of celebration at the Fool’s Gold Ball on April 1. The evening will feature performances from local bands Tortue, Sam Salmon and Van Lantz. UNB student artwork will be displayed, and local food and drink will be on hand for everyone’s enjoyment. It’s an idea that has been months in the making. “It sort of began back in September with...

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Innovative students take home 9 100 in prizes after business pitch competition

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Some of the most promising and successful startups to come out of New Brunswick in recent years have emerged out of the Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program at the University of New Brunswick – companies like SmartSkin Technologies, Go-Go Gymnastics, Resson Aerospace, HotSpot Merchant Solutions, SimpTek Technologies, and Castaway Golf Technologies. The program’s annual pitch competition has been a central force in propelling students’ innovative ideas into companies. Some 70...

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RC student returns after state dinner with Prime Minister Trudeau

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Alec Boudreau, a third-year Renaissance College student at the University of New Brunswick, never thought changing schools after being bullied as a kid would have such a positive impact on his life. Mr. Boudreau, originally from Alberta, has spent several years serving as a champion for the French language. This strong advocacy for Francophone Canadian youth recently landed him a seat at a state dinner in Ottawa hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 11, 2016. He enjoyed an exquisite...

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University of New Brunswick receives 250 000 donation from Sun Life Financial to provide diabetes prevention and care resources

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A $250,000 donation from Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launch the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative to assist those living with diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease. The donation is part of Sun Life Financial's Team Up Against Diabetes program, and is another step towards the company’s goal of preventing diabetes and its related complications. Sun Life Financial made the announcement...

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URec hosts giant Zumba class in support of the UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholars

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program has teamed up with URec to host the “biggest Zumba class ever” on Friday, April 1, in the Alberta Alumni Recreation Gymnasium at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Zumba class will begin at 12:10 pm and all members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. Donations will go to helping the UNB 2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II scholars purchase medical supplies for our partners...

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UNB students showcase their work at 2nd Annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: March 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its second annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBEngDesign) on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 am to 5 pm. The symposium, one of the faculty’s premier annual events, will showcase the designs of 300 final-year engineering students in all disciplinary capstone design courses. This year, local governments, companies, or non-profit organizations are sponsoring approximately half of the...

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Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to speak as part of Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the faculty of education and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus are pleased to host a public talk by award-winning Canadian novelist and short story writer Joseph Boyden at Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a sacred pipe ceremony, the public talk will begin at 7 p.m. Of Anishinaabek (Ojibwe), Irish and Scottish roots, Joseph Boyden’s work...

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Global cyber-security based in New Brunswick UNB s role

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell Commentary Every day, headlines surrounding cybersecurity become grimmer, from attacks against power plants to hacks that can disable SUVs, to the loss of personal records in massive data breaches affecting retailers, hospitals, governments, universities and more. Credible entities put the global cost of cyberattacks at $400 billion last year, and predict losses exceeding $2.1 trillion by 2020. Global spending on cybersecurity reflects this growing threat, with the...

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Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti to host roundtable on Trans-Pacific Partnership at UNB

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to a roundtable on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hosted by: Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, David Lametti March 30, 2016 | Roundtable: 4 - 5 pm Location: Carleton Hall, room 139; 19 Macauley Lane, UNB Fredericton campus The roundtable is part of the series of local consultations led by the Government of Canada, with provincial leaders, local industry...

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UNB reacts to federal budget

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of Canada delivered Budget 2016 on Tuesday, outlining its most important fiscal priorities. UNB watched closely to determine the commitment of the new federal government to post-secondary issues and priorities.  Although programming details are not yet available, Budget 2016 appears to include several investments that may offer potential for a positive impact on UNB. Research and Innovation Budget 2016 aims to build Canada’s capacity for entrepreneurial activity.  The...

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UNB hosts New Brunswick announcement of 100 full-time positions in cybersecurity in Fredericton

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Posted: March 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “IBM is a leader in information technology and in cybersecurity. The expansion of its operations in New Brunswick means more valuable information technology jobs and a...

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Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels reads at UNB

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Department of English, The Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Giller Prize-winning writer Sean Michaels. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Alumni Lounge, in the Alumni Memorial Building, on the UNB Fredericton campus. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sean Michaels’s Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true life and loves of the famed Russian...

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LGBTQ identities explored in new video game

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A group of youth have developed a new video game about their experiences in the LGBTQ+ community as part of a dissertation by University of New Brunswick PhD candidate in sociology, Nathan Thompson. The game is called fade and explores the varied micro-aggressions that many members of the community deal with on a daily basis. It also deals with non-binary gender identities, something people may not be as familiar with. In fade, the player takes turns playing two different characters, each of...

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UNB to hold 2nd annual Powwow

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the 2nd annual UNB Powwow: “Dancing Towards Reconciliation” at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 12 to 5 p.m. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. This year, MWC has chosen to focus its theme on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in an effort to garner support and emphasize the importance of working towards implementing the TRC’s...

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Hopping about math

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John’s Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Promise Partnership recently hosted the 2016 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator. Founded in 1991 in France, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian...

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UNB researcher nabs innovation prize for pioneering work on energy systems

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s leading applied researchers. “I am truly humbled by this award,” Dr. Chang said. “I think the award is a recognition of the research achievements...

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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This fall, the University of New Brunswick will begin offering an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program. The UNB ABA Certificate Program is the first program of its kind in Atlantic Canada that meets the coursework requirements needed to apply for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) assistant level examination. The program can be completed via distance education or at UNB’s Fredericton campus. UNB is one of few Canadian universities to offer the certification both...

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UNB skates to CIS men s hockey gold

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds captured the CIS University Cup crown with a 3-1 win over the rival StFX X-Men in the gold medal game Sunday night at Scotiabank Centre. Last March, on the same Halifax ice surface, UNB claimed silver medals, after dropping a decision to the Alberta Golden Bears. This season, they took that final golden step. "The whole year we didn't want to ever have that feeling again," Varsity Reds' defenseman Jordan Murray said, on the ice during the...

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A year of sustainability at UNB s Fredericton campus

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Did you know that in the last year, the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus saved enough water to fill the an average Fredericton water tower 74 times? This is just one example of how UNB’s Fredericton campus is working to be environmentally sustainable. UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program has recently launched the first issue of The Green Review, an annual publication that showcase’s environmentally sustainable initiatives on campus. The Green Review...

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Renaissance College students to share results of social impact activities

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the past seven months, students from the faculty of leadership studies at Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects. They will share the results of this work at the Renaissance College Leadership Program Symposium of Social Impact on Tuesday, March 22. “The Community Problem Solving and Research Project course takes our students out of the classroom so they can develop leadership and complex problem solving skills through community...

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Kinesiology professor named President of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick s board of directors

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Mary McKenna, professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and acting assistant dean in the school of graduate studies, has recently been named President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors. Dr. McKenna joined the Heart and Stoke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors in 2008. She is a registered dietitian with a longstanding commitment to heart health; focusing much of her research and volunteer work on promoting...

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Pamela Palmater to deliver annual Nels Anderson lecture

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, social justice activist, and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, will present the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture. Her is talk titled “Sovereignty changes everything: understanding Canada’s commitment to nation-to-nation relations with First Nations”. The department of sociology and the law in society program will host the lecture on Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in Carleton Hall room, 106. “Dr. Palmater’s work and her upcoming lecture are...

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President of Toastmasters International to recognize UNB MBA students

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President of Toastmasters International will be visiting MBA students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to recognize their speaking accomplishments. The students enrolled in the MBA professional development class have just completed a program through Toastmasters International called Speechcraft. The MBA professional development class is part of the first year of the MBA program at UNB Fredericton and features a different industry leader or business expert each week...

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four University of New Brunswick Fredericton engineering students are designing a process which could see pulp manufacturers increase production. The students – Chris McNamara, Alaina Seymour, Lincoln Esau, and Jason Hearn – are designing the process as part of their senior chemical engineering course. The process is intended to help pulp manufacturers extract lignin from wood chips and repurpose it as a biofuel. Lignin is essentially glue that holds wood chips together. By dissolving the...

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UNB student-consultants tackle youth engagement in New Brunswick

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Empowering children to speak up and then listening to what they have to say – it’s one of the most effective ways to advocate for the rights of youth. Four students from UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton are helping the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate’s Office (CYA) do just that. Lawyers and social workers at the CYA work to ensure that New Brunswick institutions and policies are in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. For the past seven...

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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President’s Awards, now in their 16th year, honour staff and faculty members for their contributions to UNB. President’s Medals for 2016 will be presented to Ed Biden and Dave Morell of UNB’s Fredericton campus. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research and/or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at UNB and in the community, that is related to university functions. The Fredericton recipients are...

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It’s been a decade of launching local businesses for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME). TME at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its 10th annual Student Pitch Competition on Thursday, March 17 at the Wu Centre. Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the audience, which is comprised of judges, the public, and their fellow students. They pitch for three minutes each, followed by a three-minute question and answer period. Thirty new...

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Wear Your Label launches DEFINE campaign to showcase reality of mental illness

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A Fredericton-based clothing company is launching a new campaign to highlight the reality of mental illnesses and disorders. Wear Your Label, co-founded by Renaissance College graduate Kayley Reed, is working with Lance Blakney and Dee Wilkie for the project. Mr. Blakney is an alumnus of UNB Fredericton and works for the university’s media services department. Mr. Blakney and Wear Your Label first teamed up in 2015, when he shot behind-the-scenes footage of how the clothing company operates....

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UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute receives 100 000 for wild Atlantic salmon conservation research through the Bud and Peggy Bird Fund

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Posted: March 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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As chairman emeritus of the Miramichi Salmon Association, J. W. Bud Bird (LLD ’87) is an enthusiastic salmon angler and conservationist, as was his late wife Peggy, who passed away in 2013. His donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick will help ensure that the mystery of declining wild Atlantic salmon stocks continues to be addressed by research in order to restore their numbers and secure their habitat for the future. The Bud and Peggy Bird...

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Students at nine universities across Atlantic Canada are checking their moods this March

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Posted: March 10, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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From March 14-25, students at participating universities are encouraged to use the MoodCheck app to track their moods. Twice a day, at random times, their phone will prompt them to check in and enter their mood, the activity they are taking part in, where they are, and who they are with. “The goal of this challenge is to motivate students to be mindful about how the things they do affect the way they feel,” said Dr. Peter Cornish, director, Student Wellness and Counselling Centre, Memorial...

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Author Michelle Butler Hallett reads from This Marlowe

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Canada Council for the Arts, UNB's department of English, the Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Michelle Butler Hallett at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Set in 1593, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe reveals two rival spymasters plotting to control succession after Queen Elizabeth’s death. Their schemes depend on Christopher Marlowe, a cobbler’s son from...

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Students Strive to Change the Story at YES Atlantic summit

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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What do you get when you have 27 students who are motivated to make a change in the region? YES Atlantic, a two-day summit designed to help "Change the Story" of Atlantic Canada, is a result of planning and preparation by some of New Brunswick’s most passionate students who are eager to change the narrative of this region. Every year, the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassadors host their Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, YES Atlantic, to engage their fellow students with entrepreneurship...

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Dr Roger Saul on why we should pay attention to Hollywood s portrayal of schooling

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Roger Saul as part of its colloquium series. Dr. Saul will present his talk The Hollywood Syllabus: How Popular Movies Depict Schooling, and Why Paying Attention to Them Matters, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm in room 356 at Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The lecture’s central premise is that popular films are pedagogical – they are cultural and historical artifacts that can be mined for the meanings they infer about...

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Josie McKinney presents on Identifying and Responding To Racism and Discrimination within our Public Institutions

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Atlantic at the University of New Brunswick, Under One Sky Head Start, New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development and the faculty of criminology and criminal justice’s women’s studies and gender studies program at St. Thomas University are pleased to present Josie McKinney, crown attorney for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, who will speak on identifying and responding to racism and discrimination in public institutions. This public...

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Pieces of the Past The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and the Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis at the UNB Art Centre

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its 75th Anniversary celebration, Pieces of the Past: The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod & The Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis which runs from March 18 through May 13, 2016. The exhibition will open with the launch of Roslyn Rosenfeld’s book Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life on March 18 from 5 – 7 pm A joint publication of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Goose Lane Editions, copies of the book will be available for sale at...

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Engineering students crossing off tasks on time-sensitive bridge redesign

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Posted: March 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Redesigning and realigning part of a bridge is a daunting task, one that engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are up for. The senior civil engineering group, consisting of Mitchell Conrad, Amirnezam Fahkroo, Shaopei Duan, Chris Barrett, and Arianne Basuel, is working to redesign and realign the northern approach of the Tobique River Bridge.  There are many varied interests and constrains the group has to take into consideration for this particular project. Time plays a big...

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Labour and Employment Board asks UNB to reinstate women s varsity hockey team revisit Gender Equity Policy

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Posted: March 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has issued a decision compelling UNB to reinstate a varsity women’s hockey team and to revisit the UNB Gender Equity Policy. This decision is the result of a lengthy legal process that first began in 2009. One year prior to that, on March 12, 2008, UNB announced that six of the then 14 varsity sports teams on the Fredericton campus would be reclassified as club teams, including women’s hockey. On March 2009, a complaint was filed under the New...

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Greg Marquis publishes book on the history of policing in Canada

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Greg Marquis, professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at UNB Saint John, has published a book on the history of policing in Canada entitled The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Fernwood Publishing, 2016). In The Vigilant Eye, Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of social history, legal history and criminology. The book begins with the English and Irish roots of...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Naomi K Lewis

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick recently welcomed award-winning author Naomi K. Lewis as writer-in-residence in the English department. Ms. Lewis is an editor, teacher and award-winning writer based in Calgary. Ms. Lewis wrote her 2008 novel Cricket in a Fist while she was a graduate student at UNB. Her 2012 story collection won Enfield & Wizenty's Colophon Prize and was shortlisted for two Alberta book awards. Her non-fiction has been shortlisted for provincial and national magazine awards....

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Aboriginal law being discussed at UNB s Ivan C Rand Memorial lecture

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick faculty of law is hosting its 22nd Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Canada’s Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows, in the Mary Louise Lynch Room in UNB Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. Dr. Borrows' lecture title is "A Critique and Application of Rights: The Indian Act and Self-Government.” Dr. Borrows, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Hons.)(Dalhousie)...

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Faculty of arts welcomes the public for Open Classrooms 2016

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind closed classroom doors in the faculty of arts, now’s your chance to find out. As part of Arts Expo 2016 – Open Classrooms, the faculty of arts at UNB Fredericton is opening close to 30 different classes to the public on March 1 and 2, 2016. UNB has a long informal history of inviting community members into the classroom, but this is the second year that the faculty of arts has come together to offer a block of open classes over a specific period of...

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UNB s David Lentz recognized for contribution to geoscience profession

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Posted: February 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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David Lentz, earth sciences professor and Economic Geology Chair at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the Loring W. Bailey Award. The L.W. Bailey Award is the most prestigious award a professional geoscientist can receive from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). Presented at APEGNB’s annual general meeting that took place on Feb. 18 and 19, the L.W. Bailey award recognizes outstanding service and contribution to both the...

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The future is smaller as far as smart and sustainable goes

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Posted: February 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The German government is investing billions in smart city technologies as a driver of economic growth, including renewable energy and smart mobility, and is reimagining scale while doing so. Water will be treated mainly at building or neighbourhood levels, not municipal. Seamless intermodal connectivity at the local level will be key to sustainable transportation. Energy needs will be met entirely from small-scale investments at the building- or community level, relying heavily on solar, wind...

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars for 2016-2017. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a four-year (2015-2019) total of $499,500. With this funding, UNB students will be able to complete a three-month internship related to...

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URec hosting cyclethon in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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URec at the University of New Brunswick will host the fourth annual cyclethon in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick on Feb. 26, 2016. All are welcome to participate in any of the 13 classes being held throughout the day, no membership required. For the second year in a row, URec is offering cyclists the chance to earn up to 50 per cent off a four-month or one year URec membership. Participants will earn 10 per cent off membership price for each class they...

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UNB to hold series of creativity and innovation tours of unique spaces on Fredericton campus

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Posted: February 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting a series of creativity and innovation tours on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour destinations include: The UNB Art Centre, The Pond Deshpande Centre, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, UNB Media Lab, The Mi'kmaq- Wolastoqey Centre and more. Each tour will meet at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Participants will visit the locations and hear from staff about what happens in that particular...

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Phillip Crymble Gerard Beirne and R W Gray celebrate book launches

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s department of English, The Fiddlehead and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a triple-decker celebration of the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Phillip Crymble's first full-length collection, Not Even Laughter, explores the work and sensibilities of those whose ideas and visions have been long...

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Scholarships for international placements totalling 180 000 awarded at UNB

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to more than $180,000 provided through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, students from the University of New Brunswick will be able to get hands-on experience in their field of study while earning academic credit. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a...

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UNB prof develops novel exercise program for overweight Canadians

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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A University of New Brunswick kinesiology professor is recruiting participants for a study to see if her new exercise program can get people who don’t like exercise to be active. Danielle Bouchard has developed a program called Resistance+ that she’s hoping will help people overcome the barriers that most overweight Canadians cite for not exercising - lack of time and lack of enjoyment. “Unfortunately, only about 13 per cent of overweight Canadian adults currently reach Canadian Physical...

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UNB professor to deliver public lecture about Einstein s ripples

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this discovery on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 pm in Room 146 of Bailey Hall, UNB Fredericton. News stories about Einstein’s ripples recently dominated international news and...

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Commentary Flag s story should become more widely appreciated

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Flag's story should become more widely appreciated Constantine Passaris Feb. 15, 1965, was a very special day in Canada's history. On that day, Canada adopted a new flag. The red maple leaf that today flies on the rooftops and is unfurled at official ceremonies became Canada's official standard on that day. This year our flag marks its 51st anniversary. However, the story behind the inspiration, the origins and the design of the Canadian flag is not widely known. As our...

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Commentary Rivers Institute puts science into action

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Rivers Institute puts science into action Rick Cunjak Our mission at the Canadian Rivers Institute is to ‘make every river a healthy river.’ As vision statements go, it sounds simple enough. In practise, it’s an incredibly complex undertaking - but it’s one of the reasons our institute has remained at the forefront of river science around the world, and why we’re proud to celebrate our 15th anniversary this month. Hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s campuses in Saint John...

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Inside the resettlement process A town hall on how refugees come to Canada

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society will hold a public information session on the refugee resettlement process on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 pm at the J. Kent Auditorium in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. This town hall event is the follow-up event to the Jan. 26 public information session on the history of the Syrian civil war and the problem of IS. Major Drew Willis will speak about his experience working with...

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UNB Law students host conference to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference was held on Friday, Feb.12 in the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. The UNB International Law Society, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hosts a conference every year to create a forum to discuss the foundations of the international humanitarian law and the necessity and application of laws which limit both the methods and the means of armed conflict. “Every year the conference is about...

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Visiting McCain Scholar Dr Chen-Fen Yvonne Chen presents on aging populations long-term care and a migrant workforce

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Chen-Fen (Yvonne) Chen, a Harrison McCain Foundation visiting professor from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University will present a colloquium on Feb. 19, 2016, from 3:30 – 5 pm at Keirstead Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The title of her presentation will be: “Insider or outsider: Does it matter? A study on the situations and policies affecting migrant care workers in Taiwan’s long-term care system from an occupational segregation perspective.” Dr. Chen is currently collaborating with Dr....

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BizED2025 Business education in the 21st Century

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday February 19 Carlisle Institute in partnership with UNB Saint John will be hosting the fourth and final BizEd2025 symposium, Summit 2016 - exploring the need for change in university business education and the increasing global challenges facing our province. ”We have made a few changes to the format for this fourth and final symposium,” explains Dr. Greg Fleet assistant dean of the faculty of business on the Saint John campus and co-organizer. The event duration will now be 2.5...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates 75th anniversary

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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In 2016, the UNB Art Centre will celebrate its 75th anniversary by reflecting on the contributions of the many individuals and circumstances that have made the Art Centre such an important part of the cultural, artistic and educational communities at UNB and across Fredericton and area. A series of events and exhibitions are planned to help commemorate the occasion, including films, lectures, and live theatre. To launch the festivities, from Jan. 22 to March 11, the UNB Art Centre will...

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Approach for the evolution of aquaculture practices featured at the Seafood Fusion Festival in Brest France

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November 21-22, and incorporated all aspects of sea farming from water to table. The Seafood Fusion Festival...

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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole O’Byrne has been selected as a CETL visiting scholar as part of her sabbatical program (January to June 2016). Nicole is an associate professor at the faculty of law where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Aboriginal Peoples and the Law. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Dr. O’Byrne has presented at many regional and national post-secondary education conferences and has served as the...

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UNB researcher examines link between violence and heart health

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Posted: February 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Can heartbreak cause heart disease? UNB assistant professor Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey’s research is some of the first to examine the link between women who have experienced violence and their heart health. Dr. Scott-Storey was interested to see if women who have experienced violence, are at a higher risk for heart disease. It’s a topic that’s garnering a lot of interest these days. Violence is so widespread that it has become an area of research for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Emera New Brunswick donates 150 000 to UNB Saint John bursary program

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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With a generous donation of $150,000, Emera New Brunswick is increasing its investment in graduates of Hazen White-St. Francis School who are attending the University of New Brunswick. The gift will further enhance the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary, which is awarded on the basis of financial need to UNB students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis. The recipients must have attended the Hazen White-St. Francis School and participated in the UNB...

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Handwritten skills for the digital age UNB Libraries Introduction to Palaeography

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Libraries is holding a two-part palaeography session on the Fredericton campus to teach techniques and strategies students can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts. This is the first time that UNB Libraries will hold a workshop on palaeography, or the study of old handwritten documents. Library assistant Dr. Leah Grandy came up with the idea for the session after noticing increased difficulty among students working to transcribe New Brunswick county court records, an ongoing...

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Making every river a healthy river UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute celebrates 15 years

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. Since launching in 2001, the CRI has become internationally recognized as the go-to source for advancing river, estuary, and watershed sciences and ecological sustainability. It is a collaboration of researchers at UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a mandate to develop the aquatic science needed to understand, protect and sustain water resources for the region, nation, and the...

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UNB alumnus pledges support for law students

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Giving something back to UNB through support for its students matters to respected law graduate Vaughn MacLellan (LLB ’95). He and his wife, Tiffany, recently committed $100,000 to enhance the MacLellan Family Scholarship, which they created to support and encourage accomplished law students who are assuming volunteer leadership positions within UNB's faculty of law, the University or the larger community. Vaughn knows something about leadership. As a lawyer practicing in the areas of...

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UNB researcher rules out spacetime structures in new research

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of space and time. Dr. Husain’s research in this paper considers the question of whether the deep structure of space and time violates Einstein’s Special...

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UNB students creating golf prosthesis for above-elbow amputees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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It hasn’t been a hole-in-one for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) students creating a golf prosthesis to help amputees, but this year they’re looking to sink the putt. Trevor Scott and Lucas Pupek, mechanical engineering students at UNB Fredericton, are two in a long line of students who have attempted to design and create a device that allows above-elbow amputees to hold onto and swing a golf club. Devices exist for below-elbow amputees, but this prosthetic device is intended for...

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Three Canada Research Chairs announced for UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three University of New Brunswick professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), reinforcing UNB’s presence as a research leader in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Karen Kidd, Dr. Scott Pavey and Dr. Bruce Balcom have each been awarded one of the prestigious research chairs, one of the nation’s highest research honours. “These are outstanding researchers and leaders in their fields – so clearly deserving of such high national recognition. Their pioneering work is a tremendous example of the...

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Studying dangers of one-handed cell phone use personal for UNB researcher

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Posted: February 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Modern technology and all its convenience also brings with it new health risks. The awkward or uncomfortable experience of texting with one hand could actually cause injury. Rachelle Bernier, a first-year biomechanical engineering graduate student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is currently studying repetitive strain injury (RSI) to uncover health implications associated with one-handed texting. Early findings suggest the more one-handed texting a person does, the worse the RSI...

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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Welcome to the Year of Creativity - an interdisciplinary collaboration that stretches across faculties, departments and centres at UNB as well as across community organizations in Fredericton. This academic year (Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016) has been designated the Year of Creativity and features a wide range of events to raise the visibility of creative practices taking place on UNB’s Fredericton campus and across the province as a whole. Creativity is a set of skills that allow us to think...

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick held the fourth annual Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: “Celebrating Language Carriers” on Jan. 28. UNB’s first Elder-in-Residence, Gwen Bear was an avid speaker, language and culture teacher; one of her great ambitions was to see more youth speaking the Wolastoqey language. Previous lectures have featured speakers and former students whose lives were significantly influenced by Elder Gwen Bear. This year, the lecture featured...

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell expressed relief that the province was able to protect education, including universities, in today’s budget. “Government was faced with many tough choices as it deals with the fiscal reality facing the province,” said Dr. Campbell. “There is no doubt that the impact of this budget on our university could have been much worse.” Measures in the budget affecting post-secondary education include: A freeze on university operating grants; A cap...

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A breakthrough in Big Image Data

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Researchers on our Saint John campus have been collaborating with Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School to find an efficient way to search biomedical images. Dr. Chris Baker, computer science department chair, and Ahmad Bukhari, PhD student, were approached by fellow researchers from Yale Medical School interested in collaborating on finding a way to unlock information associated with, and contained in, biomedical images. “Searching for biomedical images is challenging,” says...

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Esri Canada to open GIS Centres of Excellence at UNB and York University

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Centres will promote collaborative and innovative use of geographic technology for research and learning across disciplines Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has named the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and York University (York) to its growing network of GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education. The network of centres increases the opportunity for students and faculty to apply GIS software for research and learning, as well as...

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UNB law prof helps make private Syrian refugee sponsorship easier for NBers

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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New Brunswick residents who are interested in assisting with the refugee crisis will soon have more support at their disposal. Thanks to the leadership of UNB law professor Hilary Young, a new chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) will launch in New Brunswick. The program brings together pro bono lawyers, law students, and sponsorship experts to offer support to those looking to privately sponsor refugees. On Feb. 1, 2016, UNB’s faculty of law will host an SSP training...

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UNB s newly renovated data centre builds the foundation for the next level of shared IT Services in NB PEI higher education

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


UNB’s refurbished data centre, located on the Fredericton campus, provides secure, reliable, economical and sustainable IT facilities for the higher education sector. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated data centre on Tuesday, February 2, at 9 a.m. The event will include a site tour, photographs and brief message from UNB President, Dr. Eddy Campbell. Featuring fully redundant power, modern cooling systems, networking and data storage,...

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NB Power Siemens and UNB launch network to spur innovation

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are providing local and global companies with a new testing platform to drive innovation and support business ideas for development and export to world energy markets. The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today. “The federal government is committed to supporting innovation that helps to fight climate change and promote sustainable growth,” said Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister...

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University of New Brunswick hosting annual career fair

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton is hosting its annual Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, from 10 am to 3 pm. Students and alumni from UNB, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are invited to meet with more than 50 companies from the province and beyond. For the second career fair this year, UNB is partnering with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to offer...

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New EarthView3D technology developed at UNB

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Posted: January 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


University of New Brunswick researcher, Yun Zhang, is no stranger to Google Maps. In 2000, he participated in a Street View project led by YC Lee that resulted in Google Street View. Now he’s invented what he hopes will be the next generation of Google Maps called EarthView3D. Dr. Zhang is a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing in UNB’s faculty of engineering. He says there are many benefits to 3D maps and he’s hoping to see 3D technology become more mainstream in the...

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Dr Marcea Ingersoll presents Tales from the Journey of International Teaching

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Marcea Ingersoll as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. In this talk “Tales from the Journey of International Teaching”, Dr. Ingersoll will share research stories about Canadian educators and the journey of international teaching. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. for this free lecture. The event takes place in Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Dr., UNB, in room 356.You will...

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Gwynne Dyer to deliver annual Graham Lecture Don t Panic But You Can Worry a Little

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gwynne Dyer will deliver the annual Dominick S. Graham Memorial Lecture, “Don’t Panic – But You Can Worry a Little”, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the J. Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Born in Newfoundland, Dyer received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a PhD in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 22, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage


We are pleased to provide you with an update on the public health issue at UNB Fredericton involving a student who was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Public Health has reported that an infectious disease specialist in Moncton, who was consulted with on this case, believes that it’s very unlikely that the UNB student who was diagnosed was ever contagious. That said, Public Health is still proceeding with its investigation as a precautionary measure. The university will continue to work with...

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Internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar to deliver Pacey lecture

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Events , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto will deliver the 2016 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Dr. Kamboureli is an internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar and the author of many groundbreaking publications. She will present “Money Stories from Qamani'tauq: Art, Modernity, and the Canadian State” on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley...

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Free workshop how to disseminate knowledge and secure research funding using film

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Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events


As part of the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity a DOCTalk workshop titled “how to disseminate knowledge & secure research funding using film” is being held in Fredericton. This will be the second workshop in a three part series about using film for knowledge mobilization. The workshop will be held on Jan. 28, 2016 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Millham room of the Harriet Irving Library on UNBs Fredericton campus; registration for this free event can be done online. Dr. Mary...

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The problem of ISIS and the Syrian Civil War Public information session

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is eager to do our part to help refugees settle into our community. We are currently working with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton (MCAF) and other community groups on a coordinated effort. Dr. Cindy Brown, Program Coordinator and Communications Manager for UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society has organized a public information session at the Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive, UNB Fredericton on Jan. 26, at 7 pm to educate the...

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UNB alumnus named ambassador to the United States

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


David MacNaughton, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named Canadian ambassador to the United States. A business leader, political strategist and strategy consultant, Mr. MacNaughton is currently chairman of StrategyCorp Inc. The appointment will see Mr. MacNaughton, a 1971 bachelor of arts graduate, attempt to improve Canada-U.S. relations, while dealing with ongoing issues such as international trade and the environment. “We are so pleased for David, and offer our...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


As a follow up to the message sent to the UNB community on Friday, Jan 15 regarding a student on our Fredericton campus diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), we would like to provide you with the following update. The University has cooperated fully with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. We have assisted Public Health in establishing a list of those that could have potentially been in contact with the affected person, including students, professors and some...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick has learned that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). The University is cooperating with Fredericton’s Public Health Office in their investigation and management of this case. We are assisting Public Health in establishing a list of those who could have potentially been in contact with the affected person, including students, professors and some staff. The student is a member of the residence community and is...

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Madison Long receives SRC Leadership Award

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Madison Long is a well-known name around the UNB Saint John campus. Not only for her superior performance on the pitch, but for the academics, extra-curricular involvement, and volunteer work. The 4th year women’s soccer star, currently in her 4th year of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education program was awarded with the UNB Saint John Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Leadership Award. The SRC Leadership Award is awarded annually on the recommendation of the UNB Saint John SRC...

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UNB research could result in cheaper more eco-friendly solar power

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to a new finding by University of New Brunswick chemical engineering researcher and Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology, Felipe Chibante, solar energy could be produced much cheaper and with a smaller environmental footprint. A world-leader in nanotechnology, Dr. Chibante and his team of UNB students and staff have developed a method to produce a type of carbon used in solar cells for much less money than has been traditionally required. At roughly $15,000 per kilogram, Dr....

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Commentary Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


Commentary: Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement  Constantine Passaris Canada has always had a soft spot for refugees. Refugee movements have shaped Canada’s history, empowered its economy, defined its social fabric and influenced its political direction. It all started with the arrival of the Loyalists to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783 seeking a safe haven from the American Revolution. They were followed in the 19th century by the Poles, Ukranians and European Jews fleeing from...

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Dietitian Anna Jackson joins Student Health Centre

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Student Health Centre is pleased to welcome registered dietitian Anna Jackson to the team. A graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition Program from Mount Saint Vincent University, her experience is based in community, clinical and administrative settings. Jackson is a member of the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians and Dietitians of Canada. Dietitian services at the Student Health Centre include both one-on-one counselling as well as campus-based nutrition programs. Jackson provides...

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Recognizing teaching excellence

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Departmental and faculty teaching awards UNB Saint John’s faculty of science, applied science & engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were recently presented at Faculty Council on November 30, 2015 by Dean Ruth Shaw. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: John Johnson (biological sciences), Nancy Logue (nursing & health sciences), Connie Stewart (computer science & applied statistics), Tim Alderson (mathematical sciences), Phil...

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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

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Posted: January 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Caleb Grove (BSCE Mechanical, 2015), has begun a project through his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems, to develop sustainable energy systems for use in rural Africa. Mr. Grove and his family moved from New Brunswick to Cameroon when he was eight years old. Three years later they settled into the small rural community of Bambalang, in the mountainous North-West region of the country. Mr. Grove says that growing up in the area and being accepted by the...

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Air Canada creates scholarship honouring former Chairman President and CEO Claude Taylor

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Posted: January 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Air Canada is investing $100,000 at the University of New Brunswick over the next 5 years to create a scholarship in honour of its former Chairman, President and CEO Claude Taylor (DCL ’80). Born in Salisbury, NB in 1925, Claude Taylor was a proud New Brunswicker. His career in the aviation industry spanned from 1949 to 1992, beginning as a passenger agent with TCA in Moncton. He was appointed president and CEO of Air Canada in 1976 and was also chairman of the board from 1984 until 1992....

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UNB economic class talks money with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

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Posted: January 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Approximately15 University of New Brunswick fourth-year economics students took part in a Google Hangout with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau yesterday to discuss their priorities in this year’s upcoming federal budget. UNB was among eight universities across the country to participate in the Google Hangout where several university students posed questions to Minister Morneau about issues concerning them. “It was really exciting to have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the...

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UNB Saint John honours retirees faculty and staff

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Posted: January 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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At a recent holiday reception UNB Saint John honoured retirees, faculty and staff for their invaluable service. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (FEAT) recipients: Leslie Jeffrey, faculty of arts, department of history and politics Lee Jolliffe, faculty of business, hospitality and tourism Li-Hong Xu, faculty of science, applied science and engineering, department of physics Recipients of the 25-year service award: Louis Belanger, faculty of arts, department of humanities and...

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CS Square Pitch Competition encourages students to make their ideas a reality

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


UNB’s Computing Science Creative Space Centre (CS Square) held their Student Pitch Competition recently, awarding three prizes for the top business ideas. The Student Pitch Competition has become increasingly popular among computer science students this year, with the number of submissions doubling those of last year. Rizwan Ali, master of computer science student, won first place in the competition for “Know Your Child”, an app that helps parents identify symptoms of mental illness their...

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Three faculty in UNB s department of political science release books

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB's department of political science recently honoured three of its faculty members who have newly published books. Postcolonial Struggles for a Democratic Southern Africa, published by Routledge, was co-edited by Carolyn Bassett, UNB associate professor in the department of political science, and Marlea Clarke, University of Victoria assistant professor in the department of political science. The book examines the ongoing struggle for a truly democratic political practice in Southern Africa...

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Engagement survey ranks UNB high in collaborative learning and quality of interactions

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Posted: December 15, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


Undergraduate students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) outrank their Canadian peers when it comes to markers like collaborative learning and quality of interactions, according to recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE results ranked undergraduate students at UNB’s Fredericton campus among the top ten per cent of all institutions in North America in terms of engaging with fellow students and collaborative learning. At the Saint John campus, UNB...

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

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Posted: December 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


UNB students are putting their stress on pause with some friendly paws. Students on UNB campuses had the chance to take a break from studying by petting some furry faces this week.  In Fredericton, students came to the end of semester De-Stress Fest Dog Room, which was held for two days in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Students on the Saint John campus cuddled up to some therapy dogs in the foyer of the Ward Chipman Library. The dogs were all volunteers from Saint John Ambulance and...

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UNB Fredericton marks White Ribbon Day

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Posted: December 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Women in Engineering Society, University Women’s Centre and the faculty of engineering invite the public to join them in marking White Ribbon Day – a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women. This is an annual event commemorating the victims of the Montreal Massacre. This year the commemoration will also look towards the future of women in technology and engineering. The event will be held from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm on Friday, December...

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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

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Posted: November 30, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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An international celebration of philanthropy came to UNB for the first time on Dec. 1.  Over 100 donors participated in the 24-hour Alumni Annual Giving Program event, fundraising for scholarships and bursaries, library resources and other opportunities for students.   GivingTuesday began in 2012 and is now celebrated in 68 countries, including Canada. Approximately 26,000 global partners, like UNB, are dedicating this day to appreciating and encouraging philanthropy that directly benefits...

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Not all lobsters are the same

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB researchers are once again at the forefront of research with the discovery of small but unequivocal genetic differences among Atlantic Canada lobsters. The research, from a five-year study led by Dr. Rémy Rochette, a marine evolutionary ecologist from the Saint John campus, could shed light on the way lobsters are connected and possibly impact the future management of stocks. The five-year study involved input from more than 500 fishermen and sampling over more than 2,500 "boat days" in...

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UNB sponsors awards at US-Canada Science Symposium

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Scientists, academia and industry spent three days of plenary sessions, discussions and debates at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem, A U.S.-Canada Science Symposium, held in Charlottetown, PEI in early November. The event focused on the changes on seasonality issues, uncertainty in the marketplace and fishery vulnerabilities. UNB was thrilled to sponsor awards presented to the following students at the event: Oral presentations: First place ($250 prize): Noah Oppenheim...

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Crime prevention award received

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Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured recently for their crime prevention efforts at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. Our very own Dr. Mary Ann Campbell was presented with a certificate of recognition for her work as a member of the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety’s Roundtable on Crime and Public Safety. The Roundtable was recognized for the proactive work they...

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2015 Business Awards Dinner to recognize 515 680 in scholarships

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Posted: November 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The faculty of business administration's 28th Annual Business Awards dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2015, in UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. This is the most prestigious event of the faculty’s calendar – an evening to showcase students' success, recognize successful alumni and show appreciation to donors and friends. The event is also an interesting opportunity for students to meet alumni and learn about their experiences and achievements, as well as...

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Renaissance College students show point of view with photography exhibition

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Third-year Renaissance College students are showing the world how they see it in a new photography exhibition. “From Where I Stand” runs from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on UNB’s Fredericton Campus. The collection of photographs were put together under the guidance of instructor Peter Gross for the course Images and Insights. Students were given broad topics for each project, such as self-portraiture, and created photos that represented their unique points of...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2014 2015

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and ninety-eight students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2014-2015. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing. 

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UNB s Gregg Centre on the nature of the ISIS problem

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The attacks in Paris on November 13 captured the attention of Canadians and Canadian media, focussing renewed attention on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Dr. David Charters, a leading authority on modern warfare and senior fellow at UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, offers one perspective on the nature and origins of the Islamic State in a recent blog post. “One useful way of understanding this problem is to recognize that those whom we call jihadis have...

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Dr Annica Andersson presents Troubling Mathematics Education

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Posted: November 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


On Tuesday, November 17, the faculty of education at UNB Fredericton is proud to present Dr. Annica Andersson as part of our Colloquium Series. Mathematics is considered to be one of the most important school subjects for students to pass worldwide. On the other hand, we have all heard comments like “why do I have to do this?” or “only geniuses can do math.” It is not uncommon for students to have excluding experiences of mathematics education. In this talk, Dr. Andersson explores different...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents Jesse Hirsh

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Posted: November 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture for the 2014-15 theme, Re-Imagining the Internet. The lecture, entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm in the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Mr. Hirsh’s lecture will examine the inherent spirituality of the Internet and how it gives us new ways to connect with one...

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Linking academia industry and government in collaborative fisheries research in Canada

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Posted: November 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Results of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network to be released in Halifax on Nov. 17. The Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN)—a network of Canada’s academic researchers, the fishing industry and government representatives—has wrapped up nearly a dozen research projects that are advancing more sustainable fisheries practices and policies in Canada. Based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, but with projects across Canada, the CFRN is holding its final AGM on...

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Seven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to the Board of Governors. Among them are Joel Attis, Janet M. Hoyt, Robyn Tingley and Marc Bedard. In addition, three students will join the Board this year, Kevin Collins, Julian Renaud and Jordan Tracey. In accepting appointments, Board members assume substantial responsibilities, including the strategic oversight, risk management, mitigation and fiduciary responsibility for the sustainability of...

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UNB law lecture to examine the Mike Duffy trial

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Posted: November 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday, Nov. 6, at 12 p.m., a law professor from the University of Alberta, Peter Sankoff, will deliver a lecture in Room 2A of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton entitled, The Worst $90,000 Ever Spent: Answers to 10 Questions about the Mike Duffy Trial.  Professor Sankoff will examine the charges brought against Mike Duffy in relation to the infamous $90,000 cheque.  He will discuss the 10 key questions arising from the trial and provide insights into what might be happening in this landmark...

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UNB researcher pens study on long-term effects of air pollution

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Posted: November 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Air pollution and health have long been closely linked, and thanks to a team of Canadian researchers, the effects of three pollutants on Canadians is becoming clearer. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, along with a dozen co-authors, released a study of their research in this month’s issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The study reports on the associations between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of dying...

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UNB and JDI Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients

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Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John


Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four scholarships to talented UNB students. The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are, from the Fredericton campus, Randi Watson of Hazelton, N.B., fourth-year computer science; and Kyle Wood of Moncton, N.B., second-year chemical engineering; and, from the Saint John campus, Lucas Loughead of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B., fourth-year business administration; and...

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UNB REMEMBERS Friday November 6 2015

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is pleased to announce the third annual UNB Remembers ceremony, to be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Memorial Hall from 12:30 - 1:30pm This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of Charles Lawson (‘03), Royden Morehouse Smith (‘12), and Ernest Moore (’37), to continue the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. This year's UNB Remembers ceremony will also feature reflections from Wilfred Langmaid,...

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UNB s Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 9 in Toronto

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB is pleased to announce the 2015 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 9, in Toronto. The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944, the lecture will be given by Terry Copp, professor emeritus in the department of history at Wilfrid Laurier University. One of Canada’s foremost historians, especially when it comes to the Second World War, Copp turns his keen...

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UNB to host men s hockey national championship in 2017 and 2018

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University Cup is coming back to Fredericton. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced Friday that the University of New Brunswick has been selected as host of the CIS men’s hockey championship in 2017 and 2018. The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans filled UNB’s Aitken University Centre during a two-year run in 2003 and 2004, and again in 2011 and...

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UNB represents a remarkable investment

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Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , Commentary , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


By Eddy Campbell The following commentary appeared in the October 24, 2015 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline 'UNB represents significant investment.' Earlier this month, the University of New Brunswick released a detailed assessment of the economic impact it has on this province as it carries through on its critical missions – to advance knowledge, pioneer discovery, strengthen society around us and empower students to create opportunities for themselves and others. The...

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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB is holding the third annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) on our Saint John campus in early November. The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNB Saint John. The book selected is George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke, a well-known poet, playwright and professor of English at the University of Toronto who became Toronto’s fourth...

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Breakthrough in prosthesis research hinges on human caring

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


How much do people care? It’s somewhat of a quirky question, but it’s something Jon Sensinger and his team at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick wanted to answer. The group spent a year and a half studying how much people care when making mistakes and were surprised when they were able to answer the question with a calculated and numerical response: people care to the 1.7th power for different types of reaching tasks and levels of error. The topic might...

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University of New Brunswick appoints retired Court of Appeal Justice Joseph Robertson to law faculty

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Mr. Justice Joseph (Joe) Robertson, a retired justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, has been appointed Jurist-in-Residence with its law school. Robertson, who also served for a number of years on the Federal Court of Appeal, will serve as a mentor to students and a resource for faculty members. “UNB Law is a great institution,” says Robertson. “I’m honoured to be associated with the school again.” Robertson’s association...

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Natalia Stakhanova attempts to trace malware back to its source

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Posted: October 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Natalia Stakhanova has received a lot of media coverage lately for her research which hopes to unlock the origins of malware and the hackers who write it. Dr. Stakhanova is the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB. Her five-year research project looks for the source of the malware attack, the tools that were used to develop it and whether or not it was random. More about Dr. Stakhanova's research

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UNB to grant two New Brunswickers with its highest honour at this year s fall convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two worthy New Brunswickers who have given back to students on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2015. UNB will grant an honorary doctor of letters degrees to Barbara E. MacDonald during its 61st Fredericton Convocation on Oct. 22 and to Suzanne Irving at the Saint John campus’s 33rd Convocation on Oct. 23. An active member of her community and supporter of UNB, Mrs. Irving received her bachelor of arts and bachelor of education degrees from...

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UNB PhD candidate Maryanne Lewell to appear on Canada s Smartest Person

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Posted: October 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


Maryanne Lewell, UNB PhD candidate in history and a Saint John High School history teacher, will put her knowledge to the test on Canada’s Smartest Person this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Lewell is no stranger to the world of television quiz shows. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in October 2013. It was truly a life-changing appearance for Lewell – that’s where she met the man who became her fiancé. Canada’s Smartest Person bills itself as a general knowledge quiz show, placing more...

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UNB releases study showing 1 2 billion impact on provincial economy

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the release of "The Economic Value of the University of New Brunswick: Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education," an independent analysis conducted by Economic Modelling Specialists International.  The research and analysis reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.2 billion on the provincial economy over the course of one year, equal to 4.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product for...

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Paul Cook s research on finding new words in New York Times

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Paul Cook’s research was recently mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the New York Times. Dr. Cook, an assistant professor in the faculty of computer science, works in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing – particularly as it applies to lexicography for building better dictionaries. He was featured for his work using computational techniques to find novel words by analyzing posts on Twitter. See the full story.

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Three faculty members receive teaching excellence awards

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Three of our Saint John faculty have received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. Dr. Dale Roach, Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering’s Department of Engineering, has...

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Honouring Our Sisters The Red Shawl Campaign

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


During the month of October, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB will host The Red Shawl Campaign to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada. Campus events begin on Oct. 7 with the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit at UNB's Alumni Memorial Building and end with a public presentation of the REDress Art Instillation by Métis artist Jaime Black on Oct. 26th. All events are free and open to the public. The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre joins all Sisters in...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents New Directions in Technology

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Andrews Initiative presents “New Directions in Technology”, a dialogue with three researchers from UNB and St. Thomas University (STU). The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Wu Conference Centre at 6 Duffie Dr. The panel discussion is a part of the Andrews Initiative’s 2015 theme “Re-Imagining the Internet”. Speakers include Lucia O’Sullivan, UNB department of psychology; Kelly Bronson, STU department of science and...

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UNB Faculty of education launches the Year of Creativity with guest speaker Robert Kelly

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Posted: October 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education will present Robert Kelly as part of their Colloquium Series. Dr. Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he is academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. His talk, which will take place in Room 356 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton, is...

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UNB launches cyber security awareness campaign to combat increased online threats

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Faced with increasing online threats and risks, the University of New Brunswick has launched a year-long cyber security awareness campaign to protect students, faculty and staff—as well as those in the community who want to know more about cyber security. The campaign, which will launch tomorrow, Oct. 1, to correspond with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, includes an updated cyber security website, posters, contests that are designed to increase knowledge about online risks, and steps...

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UNB launches new brand

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick unveiled a bold new look this fall, releasing a reinvigorated brand and announcing plans for an awareness campaign that will target future students across Canada. The university launched a modern, engaging, responsive new website in August designed to help future students discover UNB. UNB began its rebranding effort in 2011. The team surveyed and interviewed nearly 10,000 people, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, prospective students, guidance...

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UNB pays tribute to one of its best with establishment of student scholarship

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Sept. 24, more than 250 University of New Brunswick alumni, faculty and students along with family and friends held a tribute dinner to celebrate Frank Wilson, the university’s vice-president emeritus of research & international co-operation. Dr. Wilson, a Riverside, New Brunswick native who joined UNB’s faculty of engineering in 1967, co-founded the UNB Transportation Group, which works on improving highway and vehicle safety. He played a key role in expanding the faculty of...

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UNB professor elected president of the Coalition-SGSL

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brigitte Leblon, professor of remote sensing in the faculty of forestry and environmental management, University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been elected president of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability (Coalition-SGSL). The Coalition-SGSL’s mission is to promote the long-term viability of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. Its goal is to work towards the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the Southern Gulf region. With the Coalition’s...

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UNB research to support immigrant women and families

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Posted: September 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Violence against women remains a widespread and persistent social problem in New Brunswick, impacting women and girls from all racial backgrounds, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and social locations. Significant progress has been made in responding to and raising awareness about intimate partner violence, but there is much work to be done. On Monday, Sept. 28, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at...

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UNB hosts citizens jury on the future of NB s electricity system

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Posted: September 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A 20-person citizen values jury will create a vision for a future electrical energy system for New Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct.4, 2015. The two-day event is being hosted at the Wu Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus by a team of researchers led by Tom Beckley, a professor with UNB’s faculty of forestry and environmental management.   The NB Electrical Energy Futures Jury is comprised of randomly selected New Brunswickers who will receive an...

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UNB Fredericton opens its observatory to public for rare supermoon lunar eclipse

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It’s not everyday (or year) that we get to witness a total lunar eclipse, but on Sunday, Sept. 27 New Brunswick’s top physicists will share their telescopes with the public as we witness the rare occurrence of a total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon”. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Observatory, located in the I.U.C. Physics & Admin building at 8 Bailey Dr., will open its doors to the public from 9 p.m. until midnight and all are invited to stop by at anytime to watch this once in a...

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UNB hosts international entrepreneurship conference

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


It seems fitting that Canada's most entrepreneurial university would host an international entrepreneurship conference and it's no surprise that people from around the world are en route to Fredericton, NB to attend. The 45th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton from Sept. 25 - Sept. 27. The theme of this year’s conference is “Entrepreneurship: Passion and Practice”. Entrepreneurship and innovation are part of UNB’s...

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Public lecture Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick by Miles Howe

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB faculty of law is hosting a public lecture by journalist and author of Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of Struggle, Miles Howe. The lecture, "Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick", will take place Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Room 2B of Ludlow Hall. Howe will reflect on the 2013 protests against Shale Gas development at Elsipogtog, the unexpected alliances that were formed, as well as the ongoing criminal trials regarding charges laid against a number of Aboriginal...

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UNB welcomes public to some of its most interesting buildings as part of Door Open Fredericton

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to once again partner with Doors Open Fredericton to welcome the public to some of its most fascinating buildings. This year, three buildings will open their doors from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 27 - Sir Howard Douglas Hall, the William Brydone Jack Observatory and Memorial Hall. Sir Howard Douglas Hall, officially opened in 1829, is the oldest university building still in use on an English-language campus in Canada. It provided accommodation for...

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Two Saint John faculty receive teaching awards

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two of our Saint John faculty received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership from the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. “Emin has a reputation as an educator with challenging standards and as a mentor who cares deeply for his students,” says Dr. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president of UNB Saint John. Dr. Dale Roach,...

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UNB partners with NB government for career fair

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of New Brunswick has partnered with University of New Brunswick (UNB) to encourage more New Brunswick businesses to participate in the 2015 Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair. The fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.  The Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair provides an opportunity for a select number of quality Canadian companies to connect with UNB, St. Thomas University, and New...

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UNB startup partners with NB Power on a pilot project to better understand consumers energy behaviours

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


SimpTek Technologies has partnered with NB Power on a project that will deliver insight into the energy behaviours of New Brunswick consumers. The $15,000 agreement is set to launch this fall and will collect real-time data from up to 150 homes.  SimpTek Technologies helps electric utility companies better engage, understand and predict energy usage from their customers. Cofounders Keelan Gagnon, Lionel Fernandes and Asif Hasan are University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduates who took part in...

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UNB s Early Childhood Education program celebrates 40 years

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Posted: September 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating 40 years of Early Childhood Education at UNB Fredericton on Friday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Early Childhood Centre located in Marshall d’Avray Hall. The event will consist of an afternoon of family activities, the planting of a rose garden, and a late afternoon barbeque and celebration cake. The Early Childhood Education program and the demonstration classroom were established within UNB’s Faculty of Education in 1975. For 40...

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Fredericton universities come together for the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow

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Posted: September 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Ekpahak Powwow Committee will host the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow Sept. 25 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. at Officer’s Square in downtown Fredericton. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. Should there be a need to reschedule, the rain date is Oct. 2. The University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick Community College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design are eager to welcome students by kicking off the new academic year...

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Jeff Blackmer to deliver physician-assisted dying lecture at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: September 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick's faculty of science will host a public lecture by Jeff Blackmer, vice-president medical professionalism of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), entitled “Physician-Assisted Dying”. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall located on the UNB Fredericton campus at 33 Dineen Dr. Following the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter case, physician-assisted dying will soon become legal in Canada....

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2015 is taking place next week (Sept. 24-27). Registration closes on Sunday, Sept. 20. Everyone is encouraged to come to campus and celebrate all things UNB! For more information, contact homecoming@unb.ca or 506-447-3218. Here are some of the highlights: Family FunFest Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday morning? Family FunFest is a homecoming event that gives families a chance to...

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UNB launches Bringing in the Bystander training program

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has partnered with an internationally recognized training program as part of ongoing efforts to encourage a community of responsibility on campus. To date, over 600 students and university leaders, including all varsity student-athletes, all residence Dons and Proctors and all Orientation leaders on both campuses have received the Bringing in the Bystander training. The program, developed by a team of experts at the University of New Hampshire, teaches...

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Author Marina Endicott to kick off UNB Saint John s 2015-16 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Author Marina Endicott will read from her new novel, Close to Hugh on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Marina Endicott began her career in theatre in Canada and England, before starting to write drama and fiction. Good to a Fault, her second novel, won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), was a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as a CBC Canada Reads contestant. Her third novel, The Little Shadows, was longlisted...

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UNB CEL holds information session on ROI Certification program

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Posted: September 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to New Brunswick this fall. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information session and lunch at the Chateau Saint John on Sept. 22 at 12 pm.  In today’s organizations, project sponsors and those who have responsibility for the success of projects are held more accountable than ever for the financial...

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NB artists featured at UNB Art Centre

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Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Art Centre at UNB Fredericton is pleased to welcome two distinguished New Brunswick artists to exhibit their work this fall. Kim Vose Jones and Ann Manuel will display two new installations that focus on the human experiences of anxiety and worry. In the East Gallery, Fredericton-based sculptor and installation artist Kim Vose Jones will create a multimedia installation entitled Sensorium. Video projection and sound will overlay sculptural representations of a...

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UNB celebrates 20th anniversary of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) on September 17, 2015. The research centre, launched in 1995 under the leadership of UNB Saint John faculty Drs. Paul Gendreau and Chris Doran, was created to engage in the theoretical, critical, and empirical analysis of criminal justice-related issues. “It is our goal to pursue and facilitate the development of knowledge to inform the practice, the policies and the evaluation of the criminal...

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UNB hosts 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

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Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will welcome academics and professionals from across the world to one of the oldest academic conferences in Canada on Sept. 25-27: the 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Entrepreneurship: Passion and Practice’. UNB Honorary Doctor of Law recipient and Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Ng Pock Too, will deliver the keynote address on Sept. 26 speaking about the role of business school teachers in preparing...

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UNBF faculty of business administration announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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One hundred and forty-nine students in the faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of business administration, Devashis Mitra, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 951 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of business administration program.

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UNBF Renaissance College announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fifty-eight students at the University of New Brunswick's Renaissance College in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. Dean of Renaissance College, Cynthia Stacey, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 113 students were enrolled at Renaissance College. Congratulations to all our Dean's List students!

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Marking Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


This week is Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick. In keeping with a province-wide initiative to declare Sept. 6 to 12 a time to recognize and promote respectful conduct, there will be information and events between both campuses this week. Respectful and positive behaviour in learning and working spaces contributes to individual, organizational, and societal well-being and prevents unnecessary suffering. “Every member of the university community has a responsibility...

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UNB welcomes students back to campus

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Posted: September 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated next week as students return to kick off another school year. Orientation activities are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the below orientation events on each campus. For more information contact: UNB Fredericton: Natasha Ashfield UNB Saint John: Heather Campbell   Fredericton Campus   COMMENCEMENT Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Richard J....

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First Nations youth across the province discover student life at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: August 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB


During the week of August 17, First Nation high school students from across the province came to the University of New Brunswick to get a taste of UNB student life at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s first summer camp: “UDiscover MWC @ UNB”. Students participated in mock classroom experiences in subject areas such as Math, Science, Kinesiology, and Nursing. Students visited the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and learned about the development of upper limb prosthetics.  They also...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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Posted: August 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The second annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The day will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until 3 p.m. However, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to the environment if buried in a landfill. This one-day event is...

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Kinesiology duo aims to decrease obesity in NB

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Posted: August 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent - higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth moving. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal have recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology to explore just this. They have a lot to...

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Limbic launches hand-crafted longboard business

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Posted: August 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two University of New Brunswick engineering students have channelled their passion for longboarding into an award-winning entrepreneurial venture. Alex Matson and Andre Aikens are co-owners of Limbic Boards, and have sold more than 30 handcrafted longboards over the past two years. “We’re really trying to get people outdoors with our longboards and enjoying the trails systems in Fredericton,” explained Aikens. While their clientele has been comprised mainly of friends and family thus far,...

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UNB nursing professor launches exhibit displaying how cancer affects lives in our community

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Posted: August 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Dr. Krista Wilkins from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and Fredericton Region Museum have launched a new exhibit highlighting the effects of cancer. On display at the Fredericton Region Museum, the exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer, features original works from the local community such as essays, poetry and artwork about how cancer has affected their lives. It also includes a display of stories and photographs collected from Dr. Wilkins’ research...

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G Forbes Elliot Award for educational leadership awarded to Oromocto high school teacher

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , In the Media


Greg Tucker, currently teaching at Oromocto high school, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G. Forbes Elliot Award for Educational Leadership awarded by UNB.  This annual award, which carries an approximate value of $5,000, was established in 1994 as a bequest of the late Dr. G. Forbes Elliot, a prominent Canadian educator, Saint John resident, and the first vice-president of UNB in Saint John. To be eligible for this award, an applicant must have taught for a minimum of five years...

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UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute to host third symposium in BizEd2025 Initiative

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the third symposium of the Business Education 2025 (BizEd2025) initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John’s Whitebone Lounge. Using an interactive format of keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions, participants will analyze challenges such as program and course relevance as well as quality of teaching, and then...

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University of New Brunswick appoints Vice-President Administration and Finance

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell is pleased to announce that Karen Cunningham has been appointed Vice-President (Administration and Finance) at the university. Cunningham, an accountant who has served in a number of progressive leadership roles in the public sector, first joined UNB more than three years ago as university comptroller. Last September, she stepped into the vice-president’s role on an acting basis after long-time vice-president Dan Murray retired. Her...

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UNB alumni inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including three University of New Brunswick alumni. • Camille Albert (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for his leadership as an entrepreneur, his support of the francophone community in the capital area, and for his dedication to innumerable community organizations. • Carol Loughrey (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for her dedication as a champion of and role model for women in business, academia and government during...

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UNB Common Read helps first-year students transition to university

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to UNB Libraries, first-year students at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) in the faculties of arts, science, nursing and Renaissance College have one more thing in common. This summer, UNB Libraries is providing close to 600 first year students with a gift copy of the award winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The book explores values, ethics, cultural diversity, history and science, as it describes the incredible impact that one woman...

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Willms inducted as President of the International Academy of Education

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Douglas Willms, Professor at the University of New Brunswick and Canada’s Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development, was recently inducted as the President of the International Academy of Education in a ceremony that took place in Melbourne, Australia. The seat of the Academy is at the Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts in Brussels, Belgium. During his four-year term as President of the Academy, Dr. Willms will be working with his UNB colleagues and the Organisation for...

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Couple aims to decrease NB obesity rates

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Posted: August 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, who recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology, have a lot to offer New Brunswickers and its health care system. Knowing that exercise is the best medicine available, the kinesiology professors have devoted their careers to decreasing Canadian obesity rates and its complications. Dr. Sénéchal, who studies pediatric obesity and the hormone response to exercise, says if we were to eliminate obesity completely we’d see a 60...

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UNB researcher awarded CFI John R Evans Leaders Fund

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to a new x-ray instrument, University of New Brunswick earth sciences researcher Christopher McFarlane and his laser ablation team are among the best at unraveling geochemical and biogeochemical processes. Dr. McFarlane recently received $125,000 from The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. This research money was used to acquire an instrument, which will provide him and his team more in-depth information about materials such as rocks, minerals, biological...

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IT collaboration across campuses and across provinces NB PEI information technology consortium wins national award

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Posted: July 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Collaboration between university and college information technology departments can lead to faster, better services on campus at a lower cost. 
The NB/PEI Education Computing Network (ECN) consortium of universities and colleges in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was recently recognized for its collaboration of IT services by earning the inaugural CUCCIO Collaboration Award. The network includes the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University, Mount...

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Sean Silcoff author of Losing the Signal The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry to visit UNB

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Posted: July 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Sean Silcoff, award-winning business writer with The Globe and Mail, will be visiting the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses in August to launch his book, which was co-authored by Jacquie McNish, a senior writer with The Globe and Mail titled, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry. During his 17-year career, he has covered just about every area of business, from agriculture to the credit crisis; toys to airplane manufacturing. He led the...

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UNB study taps into hidden homelessness

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Posted: July 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In collaboration with Youth in Transition Fredericton, PhD psychology student, Julie Wershler, and psychology professor, Scott Ronis, conducted a study that took an in-depth look at vulnerable and homeless male youth in Fredericton, NB. By getting creative and recruiting a broad spectrum of vulnerable youth, the research team found that there are many who are underrepresented but who would likely benefit from appropriate services in Fredericton and other similarly suburban communities across...

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SHAD robotics competition to be held tomorrow

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Posted: July 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to be hosting SHAD Valley and some of Canada’s brightest minds, in grades 10, 11 and 12. The participants arrived July 5 and will be here until July 31, to learn explore and experience all that UNB and the city of Fredericton have to offer. Shad Valley is a four-week enrichment program for exceptional high school students. Program highlights include labs and workshops offered by all science departments, a business and entrepreneurship competition in...

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UNB sustainable gardens honour residential school survivors and educate youth

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Posted: July 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has created a number of sustainable gardens on its Fredericton campus this month—including wildlife friendly gardens and a medicine wheel garden. The gardens are one of many initiatives under the Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability project that is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “The project is one of UNB Sustainability’s first steps in reaching our strategic goal to support and encourage active living,...

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UNB joins Global Accelerator Network

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Posted: July 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Summer Institute, part of the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is now among an exclusive group of accelerator programs with the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). The Global Accelerator Network was created alongside the White House’s Startup America Initiative in 2010 to increase the success rate among young entrepreneurs and to provide support and collaboration for business accelerators...

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First JDI NB Scholarship at UNB Awarded

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Posted: July 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Together, J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick presented the first JDI NB Scholarship to 18-year-old Jacob Wall of Waasis, N.B.  Watch video The $32,000 scholarship is one of two renewable awards for incoming first-year UNB students. It is valued at $8,000 per year for up to four years of study. The scholarships are funded from a $1-million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited to UNB that will allow the most talented students to fully apply themselves to their course...

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Cloud installed at the Hans W Klohn Commons

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Cloud - a mural by local artist Deanna Musgrave - has been installed at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on our Saint John campus. Commissioned by UNB’s Art for New Spaces Program the mural project began when a group of New Brunswick artists were invited to present their creative concepts for this unique space, Deanna Musgrave was the artist selected. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president of UNBSaint John and member of the Art for New Spaces Committee, said that the piece needed to be prominent enough to...

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UNB students awarded largest Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and mathematics

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Wesley Finck and Min Ji Kim have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships worth $80,000 and $60,000 respectively.   Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their future careers. This year, there were 1,250 Schulich Leader Nominees from across...

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Baxter and Hachey appointed to new positions with UNB s Board of Governors

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Posted: July 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brian Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Botsford Investment Inc. in Moncton, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. First appointed to the board in 2003, he most recently served as vice-chair. Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed vice-chair for a two-year term beginning July 1. Hachey, of Quispamsis, has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011. Baxter...

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2 8 million NSERC grant allows Canadian Rivers Institute to study the health of the St John River

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Posted: June 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick announced today that Allen Curry of its Canadian Rivers Institute has been awarded $2.8 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to conduct an aquatic ecosystem study on the St. John River to support NB Power’s future decision on the Mactaquac Generating Station. This is the largest Collaborative Research and Development Grant ever awarded in Atlantic Canada, bringing the project total to $5.3 million, and will have a...

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Dozens of UNB researchers awarded with NSERC discovery grants

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Posted: June 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament of Fredericton announced today that 26 researchers from the university were awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) discovery grants for various research initiatives, totalling more than $3.3 million. “Our government has made record commitments to science, technology and innovation to the social and economic benefit of Canadians,” said MP Ashfield. “Today’s investment in researchers, like University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Trevor...

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UNB s Huining Xiao inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: June 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month, Dr. Huining Xiao, chemical engineering professor at the University of New Brunswick was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Xiao was one of 50 new Fellows inducted into the CAE, in Hamilton, Ont. on June 4. Dr. Xiao’s research on multidisciplinary areas is unique and has allowed him to develop innovative technologies that are incredibly beneficial to industries. He has developed various functional polymers/nanoparticle systems that have addressed the...

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UNB awarded CNIE Award of Excellence

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Posted: June 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, and partners, were recently awarded a 2015 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award of Excellence. The CNIE-RCIE Award of Excellence was in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in Educational Practices/Collaboration for online modules developed for postsecondary education professors and instructors. The site - entitled Supporting Students with Disabilities - is intended to better equip instructors to...

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International learning opportunities for UNB students

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A new scholarship program, formed by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canada’s Community Foundation network, gives UNB students the opportunity to complete an internship tailored to their area of study in a developing country. UNB is the only university in New Brunswick to successfully secure scholarships through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. Recently, two of UNB’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholars - Jasmine Alam (UNB Saint John)...

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Three high school students recognized with The Primrose Scholarship to attend UNB Saint John

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Primrose Scholarship has been awarded to three high school graduates: Justin Furlotte, Ainsley McCavour, and Kayla Nice. These individuals' leadership at school, in the community and their involvement in athletics and music make them worthy recipients for this year’s Primrose Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000 each. Justin's community spirit, and his belief in the power of education, will be a great benefit to him as he enters the Bachelor of Engineering program at UNB Saint John this...

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UNB and Carlisle Institute continue partnership to advance Business Education 2025 Initiative

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the second symposium of the Business Education 2025 initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John's Whitebone Lounge. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Greg Lutes, former Deputy Minister of the Policy & Priorities Committee, who will be introduced by Art Doyle, former Publisher of the Telegraph Journal. Members...

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UNB s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development recognized nationally

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development, Barbara Nicholson, recently earned national recognition for her outstanding achievements and service to the community and architecture profession when she was named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. During her career, Ms. Nicholson has mentored students and encouraged many to follow architecture as a rewarding vocation. She has been a tireless advocate for...

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Kinesiology dean helps make new exhibit at NB Sports Hall of Fame a reality

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Posted: June 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Last night the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame launched three new exhibits, including the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, a youth-centric area in the hall of fame that is similar to a science discovery centre according to Wayne Albert, UNB’s dean of kinesiology. The new discovery centre was created in partnership with Dr. Albert and will allow visitors to learn about basic biomechanics principles in an interactive, fun way. The NB Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Dr....

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Federal funding allows UNB research to continue on Mars

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Posted: June 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of Canada recently announced that it is extending its collaboration with NASA for another two years to participate in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, also known as the Mars Curiosity Rover. For University of New Brunswick researchers, this is great news. John Spray, director of The Planetary and Space Science Centre at UNB Fredericton, leads a team who are responsible for analyzing data that is being collected by one of the rover’s key instruments - the alpha particle...

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MacDougall honoured with national award

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Posted: June 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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(OTTAWA, ONT.) – Record-setting UNB hockey coach Gardiner MacDougall will be honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport on Wednesday night in Ottawa. The awards dinner will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre as part of CIS’ annual general meeting. MacDougall merits the Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award, which honours since 2007 an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to university sport as demonstrated by long-term commitment and leadership as a coach at the...

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UNB to host event to remember and honour residential school survivors

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Posted: June 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Following the recent anniversary of Canada’s statement of apology to former students of residential schools, the University of New Brunswick will hold an event to remember and honour residential school survivors. “Circle of Understanding: Honouring our Residential School Survivors” will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 12 p.m. in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. Being hosted by the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB, the community is invited to gather in honour our...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2015-16

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2015-2016 operating budget, which focuses on continued investments in its academic mission and research while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls. “Our focus is on reinvigorating our academic mission, providing strong support for our students and faculty, and enhancing national awareness of our innovative programs and entrepreneurial mindset,” said Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of...

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UNB researchers uncover untold stories of gay and lesbian military members

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After decades of research, University of New Brunswick psychology professor Carmen Poulin and Lynne Gouliquer honorary research associate at UNB have uncovered a piece of Canadian military history that has led a group of researchers to Ottawa today to seek justice for thousands of LGBT Canadians and their families. An anti-LGBT national security purge from the 1950s until the 1990s involved the surveillance of thousands of LGBT people and the destruction of the careers and livelihoods. Poulin...

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Currie Scholarships awarded to four University of New Brunswick students

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Posted: June 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick in September—a reward for their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Richard J. Currie, UNB chancellor emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.  This year’s recipients are Mansa Agbaku of Saint John, N.B.; Christopher Lomond of Debert, N.S.;...

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The changing landscape of nurse-client relationships

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Posted: May 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Karen Furlong is a one of two nursing faculty from the Atlantic Provinces who are doing what they can to help universities in preparing nursing students to care for clients using informatics tools. As members of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network, Furlong and her counterpart - Dr. Diane Duff, St. Francis Xavier University – are mentoring member faculty to increase teaching and curriculum integration related to the CASN Nursing...

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Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton establishes new scholarship at UNB

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Posted: May 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton (CFUW) recently established a new award at the University of New Brunswick. The Dr. Nora Ni Chuiv CFUW Fredericton Graduate Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that will provide $2,000 annually for women pursuing graduate studies in UNB’s Interdisciplinary Studies program. This will bring the CFUW Fredericton’s scholarship endowments at the University to a total of more than $580,000. “This is a remarkable degree of support for our...

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New UNB program helps graduates take their ideas to market

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Posted: May 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After 27 years of offering an undergraduate diploma in Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has launched a new Master in Engineering, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (MTME) degree. Set to start in September 2015, the master’s degree will build on the undergraduate program’s record of success that has seen 32 startups launched in the past five years—including successful startups such as HotSpot Parking,...

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The University of New Brunswick is set for graduation 2015

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Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will award degrees to more than 2,000 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 in Fredericton and Friday, May 29 in Saint John.   Fredericton The 186th Enceania will be held on May 27 and 28 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 41st Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes Elliot...

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UNB Saint John community garden opens

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Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The community garden at UNB Saint John, located beside the Canada Games Stadium, will open tomorrow.  The garden, which sprang to life in the spring of 2014, has grown to 31 full-sized plots - including three raised beds for persons with reduced mobility - and eight half-plots.   “Annual plants of any sort are welcome,” said Sean Haughian, UNB Saint John community garden chair.  “In addition to the garden plots for growing our own vegetables, the garden has fruit trees (apple) and shrubs...

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Canada-Wide Science Fair public viewing starts today

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Posted: May 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The top 500 science projects in the country are on display during the Canada-Wide Science Fair at UNB's Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for the next few days and the community is invited to come check them out.  CWSF represents a celebration of Canada’s brightest minds in Grades 7-12 and this year it’s in New Brunswick for the first time ever where finalists are competing for more than $1-million in cash prizes. CWSF co-chair and senior director of UNB’s conference services, Michelle McNeil, says...

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Not the cookie

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Posted: May 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For 12 high-school Maritime teams, O.R.E.O. doesn’t mean the cookie; it was their chance to test out their entrepreneurial skills. The teams descended on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on April 24th to compete in the annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a long-standing competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business – as well as a number of business leaders from the community – students will be given...

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UNB CEL holds free information session on mentorship training in Moncton

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Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) in partnership with Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education is hosting an information session on Mentorship Training for Mentors & Mentees on Thursday, May 12 in Moncton. There has been a lot of talk of mentoring lately—most organizations claim to be doing it, or want to be doing it. At the same time, there is a lot of confusion as to what mentoring is and what direction and support it needs to be...

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President Eddy Campbell among top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the third year in a row, University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. The winners of this year’s Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 7 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. 2015 Top 50 CEO Award Winners Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s Board of Governors, congratulated Dr. Campbell on the award. “I’m very pleased that Eddy is being...

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UNB Saint John - celebrating 50 years

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring its future by raising funds for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.  The money raised to date of a grand total of $133,345 is well over our...

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UNB welcomes the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 54th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2015, is getting underway this weekend at the University of New Brunswick. This marks the first time this prestigious national event has been held in the province. Every year, over 500,000 young Canadians across of the country create science projects and present their work at local and regional science fairs. The 500 top projects from across the country, from students grades 7 through 12, are showcased at CWSF. All projects will be on display,...

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Student entrepreneurship pilot project launched

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Posted: May 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A three-year pilot project designed to help international students who wish to start businesses in New Brunswick was launched today, May 7. The Student Entrepreneurship Pilot Project will help graduates from UNB’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology and Entrepreneurship apply for permanent residence in Canada through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. “This pilot project will help retain highly-skilled post-graduate international student entrepreneurs who will live in New...

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Annual NB high school programming competition to be held at UNB

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Twenty-seven high school teams from across New Brunswick will arrive on UNB's Saint John campus this Friday for the annual UNB Saint John’s High School Programming Competition.This competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win a prize.Prizes include: •   Lenovo Laptops sponsored by J.D. Irving Ltd •   iPad Minis sponsored by...

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V-Reds walk the Walk So Kids Can Talk

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Some heroes walk. That's the message behind Walk So Kids Can Talk, an annual event presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone. This Sunday, May 3, thousands of people across Canada laced up their sneakers and took part in a 5km walk. Here in Fredericton, the Varsity Reds track and field and cross country teams were out in full force to do their part as well. In addition to the walk, there were activities, a BBQ and cake for everyone to enjoy in the sunshine of Wilmot Park. There was even...

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New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training launched today at UNB

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Posted: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training represents a partnership between the provincial government and The University of New Brunswick that will allow researchers across the province to have access to data from departments to help them identify trends and analyze policies. It is intended that their research will result in more effective government decision-making.    “Our government has a diversified plan for creating jobs that focuses on seizing all opportunities for...

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UNB hosts Gravity Recognizing 100 years of Einstein s Relativity

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Posted: April 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Einstein introduced his ‘general theory of relativity’ 100 years ago, revolutionizing our notions of space and time. The University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics is hosting a panel discussion to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of Einstein’s theory and discuss the prospects of the theory lasting another 100 years. Gravity: Recognizing 100 years of Einstein’s Relativity will take place on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Toole Hall Auditorium, 3 Bailey...

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UNB to host inaugural Arnie and Norma McAllister Lecture in Compassionate Care

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Posted: April 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Elizabeth and Kristie McAllister know first hand the importance of compassionate care after their parents spent long periods of time in hospital near the end of their lives. “Our family was struck by how important the level of compassion in Mum and Dad’s care was to their well-being and to the stress levels of our whole family,” said Elizabeth McAllister. With a desire to support nursing education and create more general awareness about human caring, the McAllisters established the inaugural...

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Roster for Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair confirmed

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Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Eleven students from New Brunswick have been chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place in New Brunswick for the first time this May. The students were Grand Prize winners at the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs held in April.    Members of Team New Brunswick will be among 500 students from across the country, competing for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes. CWSF 2015 will take place at the UNB Fredericton campus May 11-16, and...

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UNB engineering students partner with government industry

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Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB’s faculty of engineering hosted its first faculty-wide Engineering Design Symposium on April 8 in Fredericton. Over 540 people -- engineering students, faculty, staff and industry partners -- packed the Fredericton Convention Centre to view the design work of final-year engineering students. Sporting their new iron rings, 200 students from chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geological, geomatics, mechanical, software engineering and UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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Kelp on the Way

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


The latest beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales, a brewing company in Fredericton is made with one of the organically certified kelps, the sugar kelp Saccharina latissima, grown at an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) site in the Bay of Fundy. Dr. Thierry Chopin, UNB Saint John biology professor and scientific director of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), approached Picaroons to make a beer using...

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Party with a Purpose

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Fusion Saint John recently held a Party with a Purpose at Beaverbrook House celebrating UNB Saint John’s current graduates, alumni and prospective students. This event provided an opportunity for current graduate students from all disciplines, alumni and prospective students to gather and share stories and experiences. Recognizing the Saint John campus’s golden anniversary, Hammond River Brewing’s own UNB alumnus, Shane Steeves, brewed a special line of golden ale for the evening.  The name...

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UNB MBA students learn while supporting communities through social entrepreneurship

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Every year the master of business administration (MBA) professional development class at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton put their social entrepreneurship skills to work to support non-profit organizations. They share their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness of the important work happening in the community’s not-for-profits. This year the MBA professional development students worked with the Fredericton Community Kitchen to help with their Student...

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UNB s Rice Fuller a member of Fredericton s new sexual assault response team

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Fredericton Sexual Assault Response Team (FSART) was officially launched in Fredericton on April 22, 2015. The team is made up of members from the RCMP and Fredericton Police, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and Fredericton’s Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, among others. This is the first time that New Brunswick’s capital region has had a sexual assault response team in place for people who have experienced sexual...

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O R E O competition on April 24

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Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On April 24th twelve Maritime teams will ascend on our Saint John campus for the faculty of business’ annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.) competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business - as well as a number of business leaders from the community - students will be given the opportunity to run their own café and make all business decisions from products to hiring staff with the help of a computer simulation called...

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UNB announces two Vanier Scholarship winners for 2015

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Posted: April 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate students have won prestigious 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships valued at $50,000. Jianhui Zhou is a PhD candidate studying forest engineering at UNB in Fredericton. Zhou received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood science and technology from South China Agricultural University in 2014. Zhou specializes in wood engineering where he is developing a modal testing technique to effectively measure elastic constants of engineered...

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UNB welcomes retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Posted: April 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thousands of K-12 students and members of the local community had the opportunity to welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on Tuesday thanks to UNB’s Andrews Initiative. Col. Hadfield is the former, and first Canadian, commander of the International Space Station. Col. Hadfield told an auditorium packed with students from New Brunswick’s Anglophone West School District, and those watching online through a live-stream, that he wanted to be an astronaut...

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UNB Saint John s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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Posted: April 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Since September, many events and activities have been held to mark the 50th Anniversary of UNB Saint John and showcase the richness and unique attributes of the Saint John campus. Our final signature event will be held at the end of the month. As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary, a scholarship fund has been established to provide support and encouragement for our students.  A Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 30 at the Hans W. Klohn Commons in support of this...

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UNB s Student Investment Fund recognized internationally

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Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Student Investment Fund (SIF) program has received international recognition not once, but twice recently. Masters of business administration candidates Jeff Mott and Dan Slipp, along with bachelor of business administration student Josh Bubar placed second in the world at the Argus Real Estate competition and first in the Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition, surpassing nine other universities across the world. Jeff Mott credited his training through the SIF program for the team’s...

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Joyce Foundation gives 5 million for student support

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Posted: April 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Donation will fund student bursaries and support UNB’s Work-Study program Students at the University of New Brunswick who are in financial need will receive new opportunities to fund their university education, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Ronald V. Joyce, settlor and advisor of The Joyce Foundation. The University announced that it has received $5 million from The Joyce Foundation, $4.5 million of which will create the largest bursary endowment at the University while the remaining...

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UNB s College of Extended Learning honoured for support of Canadian Forces reservists

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Posted: April 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (CEL) was recognized for providing outstanding support to reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. UNB’s CEL received a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Educator Support Award at a ceremony held at Old Government House in March. Business administration student, Jeremy MacDonald of the B Coy Trg O Royal New Brunswick Regiment, nominated CEL for the award. Returning to school after serving as a reservist in the Canadian Forces for over...

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New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs kick off as momentum builds towards the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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New Brunswick’s team for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will soon be determined, as the province’s Regional Science Fairs get underway in April. Eleven students from the Fundy, River Valley and districts francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick Regional Science Fairs will be chosen to represent their province at the national level. The national competition is even more significant for New Brunswick students this year, as it will be held in Fredericton – marking the first time it has ever been...

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Students vie for cash prizes at annual TME Student Pitch Competition

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Posted: April 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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2015 was another record setting year for the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s (TME) Student Pitch Competition. 33 teams registered, with over 60 students participating, and 100 people attended the awards dinner where over $8,000 in prizes was awarded. First place in the ideas category went to Reverse Vending Recycling Systems, pitched by third year mechanical engineering student Vuk Stajic. This company proposes installing reverse vending machines in...

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UNB Fredericton appointments

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Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Wayne Albert has been reappointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology. He joined UNB in 1999 and has an excellent record in research, teaching and service. His area of research is in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.  Lesley Balcom has been appointed Director of Libraries (title under review). Ms. Balcom has been Interim Director of Libraries this year, and an Associate Director of Libraries since 2008.  With a proven commitment to students, teaching and research,...

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How ABA applied behaviour analysis Therapy changed Our Lives A Parent s Story

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As a part of the University of New Brunswick’s strategic mission, the University, through its College of Extended Learning, recently began offering families access to some excellent foundational ABA knowledge that forms a basis for the myriad of ABA credit and professional programs that they offer to students. Barbara Cabrera started to get concerned about her son, LeKai, when at the age of one had not started to develop language skills. He had not spoken a single word and as time went by,...

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New UNB course will help benefit youth and families in NB

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Fredericton has added new courses to its psychology program that will provide behavioural intervention training to students. New faculty member, Dr. Holly Seniuk will teach the new courses that will focus on an applied approach to behaviour analysis and expand beyond autism into more generalized training for behavioural intervention. Dr. Seniuk has joined UNB’s department of psychology as an assistant professor. Her expertise is in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss the importance of Canada s wilderness

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This year’s W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, James Bernard (J.B.) MacKinnon from Vancouver, has spent years studying the importance of Canada's wilderness and our relationship to it. MacKinnon will present "The Still-Wild Country: Why Canada's Wilderness Matters to the Future of Life on Earth" at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey auditorium in Tilley Hall, Room 102; and at the Saint John campus on Thursday,...

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Renaissance College students share results of social impact projects

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the past seven months, final year students from the faculty of leadership studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects.  They will share the results of this work at the inaugural Renaissance College Leadership Program and Community Partners Symposium on March 31. Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.Location: MacLaggan Hall Auditorium (Room 53) | UNB Fredericton “The Community...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

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Posted: March 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, professor and chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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UNB to commemorate 70 years since the Dutch Liberation

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Posted: March 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Canadian troops played a pivotal role in liberating the Netherlands 70 years ago and the University of New Brunswick has been chosen by the Embassy of the Netherlands as one of three locations across the country to hold an event to commemorate this important moment. From Memory to Remembrance: 70 Years of Liberation of the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton. Regiments from throughout the Maritimes participated in the...

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Three UNB Saint John athletes named CCAA Academic All- Canadians

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Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer)  and Katherine Houser (volleyball). The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Honourees must...

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Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick sign partnership agreement

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Posted: March 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Horizon Health Network (Horizon) and the University of New Brunswick signed a partnership agreement today marking the official opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).  The two organizations have formed a unique partnership to create the CHC, a leading practice model integrating health service delivery, education and research in a primary health care setting. With strong leadership from the UNB Faculty of Nursing, the CHC advances the health and well-being of...

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UNB PhD student wins International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

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Posted: March 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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David Themens, a PhD physics student at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. Themens, originally from Charlo, N.B., received a bachelor of science with honours in physics and a minor in mathematics from UNB Fredericton in 2011. In 2013, Themens returned to UNB to begin a PhD and has been awarded many scholarships and awards during his educational pursuits, but he says this recognition has the...

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World Water Day recognized through Heavy Metal exhibit

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Posted: March 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Heavy Metal exhibit, currently on display at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre and featuring UNB’s ArtZone, is part of an environmental awareness project in support of World Water Day, which is being recognized this Sunday, Mar. 22. The exhibit was created to help bring awareness to the issue of e-waste in our landfills, which is having a growing negative impact on the environment, specifically in our waterways. UNB ArtZone students have spent months preparing the Heavy Metal...

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Commitment to UNB Law

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Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is committed to ensuring a strong future for its law school, a vice-president at the university said today. In January, the university engaged Neil Gold, a professor emeritus in law and former dean of law at the University of Windsor, to investigate and report confidentially on relations between the Dean and certain faculty members within UNB's law school. "I appreciate the interest and passion many people have shown in UNB Law. This has demonstrated how...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but space is limited so tickets will be awarded based on a lottery. Marie Maltais, director of UNB’s Art...

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TME program gets funding for tech commercialization program

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has launched an exciting new initiative thanks to an investment of $385,800 by the ACOA Business Development Program.  The funding will help the J. Herbert Smith Centre establish a technology commercialization program (TCP). This initiative will provide TME students, trained with product development skills with the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and launch new start-up companies...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of relevance in the 21st century. This years Andrews Initiative is thrilled to welcome Col. Hadfield to...

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Update on UNB Law

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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Update on UNB law school

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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East Coast Startup Week brings entrepreneurs mentors and investors to Fredericton

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Posted: March 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The blossoming East Coast start-up scene will get a major boost with the second iteration of East Coast Startup Week, a series of events being held from March 16 to 22 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brought to you by organizing partners Planet Hatch, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Pond-Deshpande Centre, East Coast Startup Week is a series of events bringing entrepreneurs and local leaders together to build momentum and opportunity. This annual event exists to connect Atlantic...

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New scholarship program provides international experiential learning opportunities for UNB students

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Of the 1,900 scholarships recently offered to universities across Canada through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, the University of New Brunswick was awarded 67 scholarships, which will provide its students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of expertise, while earning academic credit. UNB received close to $500,000 over the next four years, which is the maximum amount awarded per project proposal. UNB is the only New...

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UNB s Pond-Deshpande Centre welcomes Dan Pallotta as part of East Coast Start-Up Week

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present, the third Annual Social Impact Dialogue on Monday, Mar. 16 from 8:45 a.m.- 6 p.m; and Tuesday, Mar. 17, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Dialogue is for change agents and thought leaders from all sectors, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social ventures, and for everyone who is passionate about changing the status quo and making deep,...

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Impact of Giving

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Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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From the classroom, to the football field, to the student centre, UNB Saint John student Jordan Tracey excels across campus and is thankful for the undergraduate scholarships that helped make his university career possible. A fifth-year student and soon-to-be graduate from the bachelor of science program, Tracey balances his studies with various extracurricular and volunteer activities on campus. “UNB Saint John is such a tight knit community,” he says. “I can’t imagine attending any other...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in Fredericton’s innovative community and beyond. Speakers will reveal UNBound Ideas- each possessing a...

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Alzheimer s Society hosts conference for health care professionals caring for patients with dementia

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Posted: March 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Today, 14,000 New Brunswickers have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nationwide, the number is 747,000. This number will nearly double to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, and Loch Lomond Villa, will be hosting a provincial conference designed for health care professionals who are on the frontline of dementia care in our province. Whose Reality is it anyway? How to...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

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Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow gathering on the UNB Fredericton campus as it will provide a unique opportunity for the public to...

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UNB Alumnus develops Smart Cane that could speed up post-op recovery

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid such as a cane, a process called Partial Weight Bearing (PWB).  PWB is the balance between putting enough weight on the affected limb to promote healing of...

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UNB alumnus making medical advancements for pregnant women

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick alumnus Allan Kember is making history in the medical world with his new product that has the potential to reduce the number of low birth-weights and stillbirths in developing countries. Kember has created a device that lessens the amount of time women sleep on their backs during pregnancies. “If indeed back sleep during pregnancy plays a role in increasing the risk for low birth-weight and stillbirth, my goal is to reduce this risk by providing women in developing...

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UNB researcher working with NASA to improve GPS communications

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals and NASA has teamed up with University of New Brunswick geodesy and geomatics engineering researcher, Richard Langley, to study these irregularities in hopes of diminishing their effects on communications.  When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes...

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City declares May 11-16 Science Week in Fredericton

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Posted: February 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The City of Fredericton will be celebrating all things scientific this May in honour of the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)! The national science fair competition is being held in New Brunswick’s capital this spring, marking the first time this event has ever been held in New Brunswick. The hosts of the CWSF are Youth Science Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and Science East.  As the national championship round for the National Science Fair Program, CWSF brings together 500...

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UNBers dominate this year s Breakthru competition

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete for $750,000 in investments and professional services. The event is on Thursday, March 19, at the Fredericton Convention Center with...

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David Creelman wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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Posted: February 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a chair, and professor, of the department of humanities and languages Creelman joins a prestigious list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.  Over the course of his 24 years at UNB Saint John Creelman is an engaged presence both in, and outside, of the classroom. An advocate of active...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since 1989. The Ordre National du Mérite was founded on December 3, 1963, by Président Charles de Gaulle....

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UNB instructor recognized internationally for his commitment to students

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Frank Collins, a senior instructor in chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently given an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award by the National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; making him the first Canadian to ever receive the award in its 26-year-history. Collins, who is also the assistant dean for first year students in UNB’s faculty of engineering, tells his students that hope is not a strategy and that students...

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UNB students get a unique peek inside the world of venture capital

Communications

Posted: February 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Most startups are inherently risky, which is why ventures have such a hard time taking off. But what if you could look at them through the eyes of an investor, see beyond their risk and identify the real opportunities?  UNB Fredericton's faculty of business administration students are learning to do just that with a new course, offered this winter, called Venture Assessment. The course is being offered in partnership with the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF). Since 2003, NBIF has...

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Atlantic Canada s top basketball teams will meet at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Some of the best university and college basketball teams in Atlantic Canada will be coming to UNB Saint John to compete for the ACAA championships March 6-8, 2015. The Holland College Hurricanes men’s team is ranked first in Canada and the Holland College women are ranked fifth, so local youth, parents and community basketball enthusiasts will see top-quality teams throughout the weekend. For the past few years, the ACAA has sent teams to the CCAA National Championships with hopes of bringing...

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UNB s chancellor invested into the Order of Canada

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Posted: February 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick’s chancellor, Allison McCain, was formally invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 11. Dr. McCain has served as UNB’s chancellor since 2013. Born and raised in Florenceville, N.B., he earned a degree in electrical engineering from UNB in 1972 and went on to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company before accepting a position with McCain Foods in 1975. Over the ensuing 32 years, he held a number of...

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PotashCorp provides 50 000 in support of UNB Promise Partnership youth program

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Posted: February 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) recently announced a donation to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support initiatives for youth residing in the two priority neighbourhoods of Crescent Valley and the Old North End in Saint John. PotashCorp is investing $50,000 in UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership, which is a community-based and university-run program focused on enriching academic levels for primary and secondary school students. The donation was announced by...

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Dr Jane Hewes presents The importance of a child s learning through play

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage


On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the UNB faculty of education, the UNB Early Childhood Centre and the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation is proud to present the second public presentation as part of the Early Childhood Speaker Series.   Dr. Jane Hewes presents “Thinking Differently about play…… and Pedagogy.” The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. for this free public lecture. This event takes place in Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 261, 10 MacKay Dr., UNB...

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The Fiddlehead editors give poetry reading at UNB

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Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , Events


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host a poetry reading by The Fiddlehead editors: Phillip Crymble, Claire Kelly, and Ian LeTourneau.   Their poetry readings will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall at UNB in Fredericton. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Phillip Crymble’s poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Malahat Review, CV2, The Literary Review of Canada, The New Quarterly, Vallum, Poetry Ireland Review and...

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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , UNB Fredericton


Scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada will receive significant support from the Government of Canada to find solutions to key industry challenges over the next decade. By addressing these challenges, these projects will create new jobs, opportunities and improve the quality of life of Canadians. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, made the announcement at the...

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Generous donation from Canaport LNG to assist students at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


A gift of $105,000 will establish five annual scholarships of $5,000 Building on its community commitment, Canaport LNG has established a new scholarship program for students attending the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Thanks to a generous donation of $105,000 from Canaport LNG, five UNB Saint John students will receive $5,000 annually, officials announced today. The scholarships are available for students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and they are based on...

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Research team receives up to 2 5 million from DARPA to evaluate prosthetic limb technology

Communications

Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


University of New Brunswick researcher, Jon Sensinger, is part of research team that has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The contract was awarded through DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs through direct connections to users’ nervous systems.  The research team intends to develop a suite of...

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TME hosts UNB s first online pitch contest

Communications

Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) held its inaugural “UNBeatable Ideas Contest” in December, 2014. Open to UNB students on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, students were encouraged to upload a one-minute video pitching their business idea. A total of 12 entries were received from faculties ranging from engineering and science to arts and leadership studies at Renaissance College. Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair...

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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week. Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University was struck. Designed for the Tohoku students, the program will have cultural, academic and English...

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UNB welcomes Craig Kielburger for International Development Week

Communications

Posted: February 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Social entrepreneur, author and change-maker Craig Kielburger will speak at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 5 as part of International Development Week at UNB. The university will welcome over a thousand school-aged and university students from from across the region. The event, hosted by UNB’s Global Learning and Engagement office, is also an opportunity for the university to showcase the international development and engagement opportunities available to students. Date: Thursday,...

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UNB to host Canada Wide Science Fair in May

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


UNB hosts Canada Wide Science Fair, May 11-16 in Fredericton The countdown is on for Canada’s premier youth science event! The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to New Brunswick for the first time ever.  As the national championship round for the national science fair program, CWSF brings together the top 500 finalists from across the country for an entire week to compete for close to $1...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month

Communications

Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


In celebration of Black History Month, the UNB Art Centre is pleased to welcome Sylvia D. Hamilton to Memorial Hall for a poetry reading on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. She is an award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed poet. Dr. Hamilton’s films have been screened on CBC, TVO, the Knowledge Channel, and on university campuses across the country. She has been honoured with many awards for her work, including a Gemini award, the CBC Television Pioneer Award, and Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize...

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UNB celebrates traditional Wolastoqey and Mi kmaq stories at book launch

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Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host Gwen Bear’s Memorial, “Celebrating Our Traditional Stories” a book launch of four traditional Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq stories. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. for a reception with traditional food and at 7 p.m. sharing of our traditional stories that convey teachings, values and worldviews. Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143 | 10 MacKay Dr., UNB FrederictonFree & open to...

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Stop Over-Thinking Your Money Free public talk

Communications

Posted: January 28, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Come listen to Preet Banerjee, well-known Canadian personal finance and investing expert, Globe and Mail columnist, host of OWN’s TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood, and author of the popular blog WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com speak about the five simple rules of financial success. Thursday, February 12Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Uptown Saint John, NB7:00 p.m. Free to attend, this event is the second lecture of the 50th Anniversary Lecture Series of UNB Saint John’s faculty of business.  

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Applications start for J D Irving Limited NB scholarships at UNB to be awarded in May 2015

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce that applications for the JDI NB Scholarships are now being accepted until March 1, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded for the first time in May 2015 and include: Two (2) renewable JDI NB Scholarships to incoming first-year UNB students. The total value of each scholarship is $32,000. In addition for the 2015 year, two students in each of the second, third and fourth years of study will be awarded renewable...

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Faculty of education kicks off Early Childhood Speaker Series

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


The Margaret &Wallace McCain Family foundation, UNB Early Childhood Centre and the UNB Faculty of Education are proud to host the Early Childhood Speakers Series. “The Promise of Pedagogical Documentation” Presenter, Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm, Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 261, 10 Mackay Dr., UNBF Campus This is a free public event. This public presentation will be audio streamed and archived on our YouTube...

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Federal government invests in UNB MRI and unmanned aircraft research

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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This week, Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced more than $35 million in research infrastructure funding for 156 university research projects across the country. These federal funds, made through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will support UNB research infrastructure needs of scientists pushing the boundaries of knowledge in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and unmanned aircraft research. Bruce Balcom, a physics professor and director of UNB’s Magnetic...

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The Lorenzo Society Celebrates

Communications

Posted: January 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Lorenzo Society is celebrating 40 years of art, music, reading and theatre and the 50th anniversary of UNB Saint John. The festive evening will feature an exhibition of artwork from the university's permanent collection; a reading by Dr. Mark Blagrave from his latest book, “Salt in the Wounds”; a theatrical performance, “Lorenzo” with Scott Thomas; musical performances by the Saint John String Quartet and Heartbeat! The Tucker Park Choir;  and a display of student...

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UNB Law student embarks on coveted internship with the International Criminal Court

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Posted: January 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Last week, Hind Masri, a second-year UNB law student embarked on an historic, life-changing internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.  Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, UNB’s new dean of law and a distinguished international law jurist, organized the four-month internship for Ms. Masri and hopes to facilitate more experiential learning opportunities for UNB law students. “Hind is an excellent student and her appointment is historic,” said Dean Levitt. “She is the...

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Varsity Reds set to ThinkPink in biggest weekend of 2015

Communications

Posted: January 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB Varsity Reds raised over $7,000 at one of their biggest events of the year - the annual Stewart McKelvey #ThinkPink Weekend.  The UNB Fredericton campus played host to nine games across basketball, volleyball and hockey. From pink ice and hockey socks to pink jerseys and hair, the theme was constant - raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. On Friday night, four UNB student-athletes and one student-therapist bravely handed a pair of scissors to a friend and donated...

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UNB named among top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


For the third consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 25 Employers by Atlantic Business Magazine. This year, more than 3,250 applications from across the country were scrutinized by Mediacorp editors in eight areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills...

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Varsity Reds spread holiday cheer

Communications

Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The time leading up to Christmas is a busy one for most university students. But each year the UNB Varsity Reds women's basketball team makes sure to set aside some time to give back to the community that gives them so much all year long. This year, the V-Reds once again adopted a family through a local program run by the Salvation Army. It's something that's become a team tradition. "I've been doing this with the teams that I've coached for about 20 years," head coach Jeff Speedy said. "We...

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New Brunswick Children s Foundation provides gift for University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison research

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Posted: December 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


$750,000 donation to assist in development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation has invested $750,000 to assist researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and Mount Allison University in Sackville in developing a virtual health centre to provide more convenient and integrated care for children with complex health issues. The centre, initially hosted at UNB, will improve access to prompt diagnosis and offer critical...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

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Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The BitShift team then went to Acadia University to compete with the top teams in the 2014 Northeast North...

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Computer science student wins 2 000 to develop business idea

Communications

Posted: December 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s newly formed Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) Centre announced Catlin O'Donnell, software engineering freshman, as the winner of its first-ever student pitch competition.  O’Donnell received $2,000 in cash to develop his business idea with the help of business advisors and potential investors.  He also received free entry into the Startup Weekend Fredericton taking place in March. The first pitch competition, held on November, is one of many initiatives by the CS Square...

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Dizhi Zhou named UNB s highest-ranking student for 2014

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Posted: December 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Recent UNB computer science graduate, Dizhi Zhou, has been named this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal at UNB. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is a prestigious award presented to the highest-ranking student at UNB. The gold medal is reserved for demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in May 2014. Zhou’s research revolved around improving the multipath transport control protocol (MPTCP) for end-users...

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UNB Fredericton faculty of nursing announces dean s list for 2013-14

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and seventy-one students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton and Bathurst have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14. The dean of nursing, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2013-14 academic year, 890 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of nursing (BN), advanced standing...

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The late Per Paasche recognized for biomedical healthcare contributions

Communications

Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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This fall the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) honoured the late UNB biomedical engineering researcher, Per Paasche, with its highest award. The Hans Burgers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering was accepted by Paasche’s wife, Nancy at the 2014 CHES National Conference in Saint John, N.B. One of Canada’s biomedical healthcare greats, Paasche was recognized by CHES for his far-reaching work within the province’s healthcare industry and CHES itself. “Per...

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UNB law student and music instructor Phil Dwyer invested into Order of Canada

Communications

Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Phil Dwyer, who’s pursuing a law degree at the University of New Brunswick, was among the 42 recipients of the Order of Canada honored at the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 21. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the ceremony. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Internationally renowned pianist and saxophonist Phil Dwyer, who hails from Toronto and Victoria and...

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UNB holds information session on ROI certification program

Communications

Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Given the financial constraints on many Canadian organizations today, more CEOs are asking to see a return on their investments and currently more than 5,000 organizations in Canada have implemented formal ROI methodology. The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to Fredericton this winter. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

Communications

Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story collection Moonlight Sketches won the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador book Award (Ches Crosbie Fiction...

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Ng Pock Too returns to UNB as executive-in-residence

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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On August 1, 1990 Dr. Ng Pock Too was named CEO of Sembawang Engineering Group, a large Singapore government-owned offshore engineering company. He remembers that day well: it was the same day that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and seized their oil fields in the Persian Gulf which would disrupt the world supply lines for oil. Dr. Ng had 23 Singapore engineers working on an oil production platform in the Persian Gulf located in Iranian waters on a contract to upgrade the drilling systems for a...

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TD Bank Group s gift of 750 000 to support University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , Events , myUNB


Donation creates Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility and provides support for UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership FREDERICTON, NB - Nov. 26, 2014 – TD Bank Group today announced a pair of gifts to the University of New Brunswick that will benefit research into societal issues and a community education initiative for at-risk children in the Saint John area. TD will provide $500,000 for the Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility, which will support a new breed of postdoctoral...

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UNB researchers launch new book Men Who Batter

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre’s acting director, Nancy Nason- Clark and sociology professor, Barbara Fisher-Townsend’s will hold a book launch today at UNB Fredericton for their new book: Men Who Batter.  The launch will be at 3 p.m. at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, 678 Windsor Street. Fredericton police chief, Leanne Fitch, a UNB master of sociology graduate, along with others, will be speaking at the launch. Men Who Batter was written after countless hours of interviews with men,...

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UNB receives 500 000 to drive social entrepreneurship and innovation

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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RECODE grant will support first social entrepreneurship diploma in Atlantic Canada  The Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been awarded $500,000 in matching funding by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as part of its national RECODE initiative. The Pond-Deshpande Centre will use the grant to launch the first social entrepreneurship diploma program in Atlantic Canada. The grant will also expand the PDC’s existing social innovation programming,...

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UNB researcher develops new environmental monitoring method

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) received a boost in funding to support its work on the development of a new gene-based environmental monitoring method that is more cost-effective and accurate than other observation techniques. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council recently announced a...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2013 2014

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and eighty-seven students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2013-2014. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing 

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Students compete for business cards from top NB employers

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Posted: November 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Sarah Taaffe and Peter McGaw named “most hirable new grads” The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) at the University of New Brunswick named its most hirable graduates at its Our Top Talent (OTT) competition in Fredericton last week. Now in its third year, the competition gives top graduating students the opportunity to pitch themselves to New Brunswick-based employers in exchange for business cards. Sara Taaffe and Peter McGaw were named most hirable recent grads after delivering the best pitches...

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UNB hosts financial literacy consultation session

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting a consultation session with several Canadian student leaders on strengthening financial literacy for young Canadians and adults.  Taking place Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre, this final phase of the consultations focuses on children, youth and adults, to gain insight on how they could benefit from strengthening their financial literacy. Shelley Clayton, director of UNB’s Financial Aid office, was hand-picked among...

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Watch the 2014 Eaton Lecture Online

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , Events


UNB’s 2014 Eaton Lecture is now available online.  Entitled "Canada’s Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don't Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?," the lecture was delivered by Jack L. Granatstein on Nov. 14 in Toronto. Dr. Granatstein is one of Canada’s foremost historians and a distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University. Presented by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Eaton Lectures are made possible by former UNB Chancellor and...

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UNB researcher presents new theory on time and the universe

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher has proposed a new theory on the direction of time as scientists move to try to answer such riddles as why do we remember yesterday but not tomorrow? Theoretical physicist Tim Koslowski and colleagues in Ontario and the U.K. are catching a lot of attention for their theory, one that challenges our fundamental understanding of the universe. In a paper published recently in the journal Physical Review Letters, Koslowski and colleagues examine the...

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UNB s Beaverbrook Scholars meet in Fredericton

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Current and past Beaverbrook Scholars gathered for their annual dinner last week at UNB’s Lady Beaverbrook residence in Fredericton. Since 1920, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been awarded at the University of New Brunswick, a program initiated by Lord Beaverbrook to help shape future leaders. The Beaverbrook Scholars are a strong network of academics whose leadership and scholastic abilities have helped institute important advancements in many local, provincial and national sectors. Meet...

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UNB students awarded permanent residence through Start-up Visa Program

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Posted: November 13, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton


Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the founders of Ara Labs Security Solutions are the latest successful applicants for permanent residence through the Start-up Visa Program. Supported by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Ehsan Mokhtari and Hadi Shiravi Khozani’s start-up company has developed a platform for the real-time monitoring of fraudulent behaviour affecting the advertising campaigns of its customers. Formerly of Iran,...

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Flemers Gift of 125 000 to UNB Establishes Awareness Tours to Holland

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society to administer programs starting in 2015 Canadian teachers, education professionals and education students will have a professional development opportunity to gain understanding of Canada’s role during the Second World War, thanks to a generous donation of $125,000 from Dr. Lucinda Flemer, C.M. (D.Litt.’99) and John Flemer to UNB’s Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society. The gift will support the Lucinda and John Flemer Netherlands Study Tour, a...

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Host of CBC Radio s Spark to Discuss how Technology is Shaping our Lives

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , Events , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Are you thriving in the digital age? Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and the author of The Virtual Self, will pose that question as the latest speaker in University of New Brunswick’s Andrew’s Initiative Series on Re-imagining the Internet. Ms. Young will present her talk, entitled “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom,” on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Wu Centre auditorium, UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free and the public is...

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Called to Arms New Brunswickers and The First Canadian Overseas Contingent - The Great War Centenary Lecture Series

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting Called to Arms: New Brunswickers and the First Canadian Overseas Contingent the Great War Centenary lecture series.  The lecture will be held at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Saint John beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2014. The Great War Centenary Lecture series feature public lectures about new research on the First World War experience in a local (New Brunswick), national, and international...

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Research Team and Unbound Medicine Team Give Away iPad Mini

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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A multi-site Canadian nursing research team based at the University of New Brunswick, Cape Breton University, and British Columbia Institute of Technology is investigating the use of several of Unbound Medicine’s information software programs known as Nursing Central™ and uCentral™.   These downloadable mobile apps provide access to several quick reference resources.   The purpose of this research project is to evaluate nursing students’ and educators’ use, and attitudes, toward mobile device...

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UNB welcomes leading expert in accessible learning

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Posted: November 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Sam Johnston, Harvard graduate and expert in cognition and instruction, is coming to the University of New Brunswick as a keynote presenter for the Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching: Reality or Utopia? symposium. Hosted by UNB Fredericton’s Accessible Learning Committee in partnership with GNB and other New Brunswick post-secondary institutions, the symposium is for any and all educators and will take place on Nov. 9-10 at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre. Johnston, who lives...

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The Jarislowsky Foundation provides 1 5 million to University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will provide leading research in the health care and public policy sectors, thanks to generous support from The Jarislowsky Foundation. During a reception Monday at the University Club in Montreal, UNB celebrated a $1 million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation that established The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Also during the event, UNB announced an additional gift of $500,000 from The Jarislowsky Foundation for a...

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UNB s resident media artist presents Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Henry Adam Svec, UNB’s 2014-15 media artist-in-residence, will give his inaugural performance on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada explores the possibility that Svec has built a digital machine capable of sorting through the entire body of Canadian folk music and generating new, authentic compositions from the source data. Built in Dawson City, Yukon, with the Czech programmer Mirek Plihal, Svec's A.I. named...

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UNB Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 4 in Toronto

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Posted: November 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting the 2014 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 4, in Toronto.  The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum's Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Canada's Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don’t Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?, the lecture will be given by Dr. Jack L. Granatstein, distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University.   The battles of the Hundred Days...

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National Bank supports innovation and entrepreneurialism with 100 000 donation to UNB

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Posted: October 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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National Bank is partnering with the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick to support programming for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through a generous donation of $100,000, National Bank is providing funds for the Technology Innovation Funding Program and the Student Ambassador Program at the Pond–Deshpande Centre (PDC). “National Bank has a long tradition of promoting entrepreneurship,” said Michael McManus, the National Bank’s regional manager for Western New...

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A family of UNB Saint John alumni

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Posted: October 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Family ties As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary and 32nd fall convocation, the Doucet family feels honoured to be part of an incredible history and community in Saint John. From the classroom to the soccer field, the Doucets have left their mark on campus and are proud to call themselves a family of UNB Saint John alumni. Paving the way to success Ernie Doucet (MEd ’94) and his wife Mary Margaret (MEd ’93) both graduated from UNB Saint John in the 90s with a Masters in...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris Huskilson) Professor Emeritus honorees Allan P. Stuart Teaching Award recipients Saint John The 32nd fall convocation...

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Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud speaks at Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Oct 21

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Posted: October 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Kandahar’s Other Losses: Canadian Army Equipment During and After the War in Afghanistan by Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud, MSC, CD Commander, 5th Canadian Division Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. Beaverbrook Art Gallery  Canada’s fleet of armoured combat and transport vehicles saved hundreds of lives during the toughest years in Kandahar. Keeping them rolling and all their systems functional was no small achievement. Few Canadians are better qualified to speak about the challenge and...

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World-leading experts in domestic violence convene at UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It’s taking place today through Wednesday at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Keynote speakers include: Margaret Norrie McCain Margaret Norrie McCain has long been concerned about family violence. In New Brunswick, she was a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation whose mission is to eliminate family...

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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

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Posted: October 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. “Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education” Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario reads, in part, “Learners in the province’s education system will develop the knowledge, skills and...

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Latest study finds estrogen has detrimental and surprising effects on freshwater wildlife

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) and the University of New Brunswick today release the findings of a study that show that the birth control pill has unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems. The study found that introducing synthetic estrogen, found in the birth control pill, into a lake negatively affected the reproductive cycles of fathead minnow and led to a near extinction of the population. The estrogen interfered with the...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us to visualize complex river systems, raise public awareness about the stressors they face, and...

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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.      EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, October 6 Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1 p.m. | Student Union Building (SUB), Room 103 Schizophrenia Awareness Night | 7 p.m. | Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Tuesday,...

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The Ex-Factor UNB PhD student looks at post-breakup contact and tracking

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Posted: October 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brenda Lee’s newly published study in tracking the contact between couples who break up is among the first of its kind—even though breaking up is the strongest predictor of first onset of Major Depressive Disorder, and a leading cause of suicide among young adults. “The Ex-Factor: the characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults” by Lee and co-author Lucia O’Sullivan, was recently published to the Canadian Journal of Human...

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UNB s Gregg Centre hosts workshop on domestic security and disaster response

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Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society (Gregg Centre) at the University of New Brunswick is hosting Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic for a workshop on domestic operations, disaster response and the eastern Arctic.   Date: Thursday, Oct. 2Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.Location: Tilley Hall | Room 102 | UNB Fredericton Members of Fredericton-Oromocto area Canadian Forces units, law-enforcement, and emergency measures organizations will be on hand to provide...

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UNB kicks off new sustainability program in Fredericton

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Posted: September 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is launching a new sustainability program on its Fredericton campus this week. The program will support and encourage environmental sustainability on campus, helping to build a better university and advance UNB as a sustainability leader. Several local environmental groups will join UNB Sustainability Celebration: Be the Change! on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 12-1 p.m. in the SUB Quad to showcase environmental and sustainability initiatives that are happening...

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Annual Graham Lecturer challenges historians accounts of the War of 1812

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Major John R. Grodzinski will deliver the 14th Annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture, "Mind the Crap: Coping with the Bicentenary of the War of 1812," on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Carleton Street Armoury in Fredericton. Dr. John Grodzinski will offer a commentary on the use and abuse of history during the Bicentenary of the War of 1812. He will consider how the attainment of national and regional goals resulted in commemoration that centred on a single region, a select group of 'heroes' and poor...

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UNB welcomes George MacLean as dean of arts in Fredericton

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has appointed Dr. George MacLean as dean of the faculty of arts in Fredericton. Dr. MacLean comes to UNB from the University of Manitoba where he previously served as associate dean of the faculty of graduate Studies and head and professor in the department of political studies.  He was also an adjunct professor at the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice. He has a PhD from Queen’s University, a master of arts from McMaster University and a...

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A Better New Brunswick - Eddy Campbell Commentary

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Building a Better New Brunswick” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Let's develop a culture of innovation New Brunswick Telegraph JournalSat Sep 20 2014Page: A13Section: OpinionByline: Eddy Campbell Commentary Many important conversations are taking place about New Brunswick’s economic future, and for good reason. We are at a crossroads, facing difficult decisions. Today, when we discuss economic...

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British prof says NB played key role in creation of modern Canada

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It's time to dump the negative view of New Brunswick's role in Canadian history, says British professor Ged Martin. Martin will deliver the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) annual W. Stewart MacNutt lecture on Sept. 29 in Fredericton and Sept. 30 in Saint John. "Too many textbooks sneeringly portray Canadian history as something that happens to New Brunswick," jokes Martin. He argues that New Brunswick played a vital and positive role at key moments in the creation of Canadian...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event in September. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. “UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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UNB researchers tie European settlement in Canada to Maritime sea life

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Posted: September 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are shedding new light on the history and evolution of marine organisms in the North Atlantic. As part of his PhD research at UNB Fredericton’s biology department, Tony Einfeldt is tracing the origins of the small but abundant creatures that sustain intertidal ecosystems in the Maritimes by investigating their genetic code. Surprisingly, Einfeldt has found that mud worms and mud shrimp – the two most common sources of food for birds and...

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UNB s new writer-in-residence Jeramy Dodds to read Thursday Sept 18

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Posted: September 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will welcome acclaimed poet and 2014-15 writer-in-residence, Jeramy Dodds, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus. Originally from Ajax, Ontario, Jeramy Dodds is a poet, translator, editor and a graduate of Trent University and the University of Iceland. Called “a landmark of Canadian poetry,” Dodds’ debut poetry collection Crabwise to the Hounds was a winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted...

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UNB Ph D student wins ION Parkinson Award

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Simon Banville, a Ph.D. geodesy and geomatics engineering student at the University of New Brunswick, was awarded this year’s Institute of Navigation Bradford W. Parkinson Award. The $2,500 honorarium and plaque was presented recently during The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Parkinson Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of global navigation satellite systems, such as the Global Positioning System. The winner is selected based on the...

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UNB s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre co-hosts conference to help EndIPV

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB will host the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It will take place October 20-22 at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  Early bird registration ends Sept. 22.  The conference will address the importance of having a coordinated criminal justice and community responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Participants can look forward to a range of presentations, panels, workshops, and keynote speeches that...

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Dr Kathleen Valentine named new dean of nursing

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Dr. Kathleen Valentine has joined the University of New Brunswick (UNB) as dean of nursing. She comes to UNB from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heath Professions where she served as associate dean for clinical affairs and community engagement. Dr. Valentine has previously served as an associate professor and associate dean for outreach at Florida State University’s College of Nursing, and department chair and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Eau...

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Fahrenheit 451 featured during 2014 One Campus One Book One Community event

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John is holding its annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) event on September 17.The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNBSaint John.Following the success of the first OCOBOC initiative, this year the program has been expanded to include more events,multi-media programming, and tie-ins with the Saint John community.The book...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event on Thursday.  Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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Dr Jeremy Levitt appointed dean of law

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Posted: September 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the area of the law of the use of force, international human rights law, humanitarian law, peace studies and African politics, has been named dean of the faculty of law of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He holds the rank of professor and, in recognition of his distinguished research profile, the title of vice-chancellor’s chair in the faculty of law.  Dr. Levitt comes to UNB from Florida A&M University...

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UNB hosts Burn the Dorm 2014

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On behalf of the Fredericton Fire Department, University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in a very important fire safety educational activity that will be held on September 10. This event is being made possible through the generosity of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Home Sprinkler Association, Troy Life & Fire and Kidde. As you know, fire is a serious concern for the Campus Community...

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UNB s annual Dineen Lecture focuses on the impact of location-enabled devices

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will host the 34th annual Dineen Memorial Lecture on Monday, Sept. 15, in Fredericton; and Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Saint John. This year's lecture will feature Yvan Bedard, professor in GIS and spatial databases at Laval University. Bedard will present "The Power of WHERE: What Should We Know and Why Should We Care About Location-Enabled Devices in Everyday Life?" Bedard says, with the democratization of geospatial technology, wireless communication and cloud...

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Fisheries network links experts from across Canada

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is home to the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), a unique partnership among Canada’s academic researchers, fishing industry and government designed to develop a national fisheries research capacity. Launched in 2010 with five years of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), researchers are now beginning to share their insights and findings with the community. The CFRN isn’t only comprised of natural...

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New scholarship celebrates impact of UNB alumnus on national and provincial community

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In an accounting career spanning more than 35 years, Roland J. "Rollie" Lutes was the quintessential professional, making a powerful impact on the Canadian and provincial business communities. To honour his contributions, Rollie’s family and friends have established the Roland J. Lutes, C.A. Memorial Scholarship to assist students in the Faculties of Business and Business Administration. Madison Rolfe of Fredericton, a second-year business student majoring in accounting, is the inaugural...

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UNB hosts election panel discussion on education

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Candidates from New Brunswick's political parties will participate in an "Election Panel Discussion on Education" on Wednesday September 10 at 7 p.m. hosted by the faculty of education on UNB's Fredericton campus. This moderated discussion will focus on important themes relevant to education in New Brunswick and will include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions or raise issues from the floor. The purpose is to host a discussion about education during the election...

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UNB symposium to give educators tools to provide accessible learning

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Universities across the country are placing more focus on improving academic achievement and student retention, which makes meeting the learning needs of students in today’s diverse classroom even more important.  The concept of Universal Design—the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design—has inspired Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing instruction that...

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UNB s Saint John College and Atlantica Centre for Energy host workshops on natural gas

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB’s Saint John College and the Atlantica Centre for Energy are teaming up to offer a public workshop on natural gas—the issues, the challenges and the opportunities in New Brunswick.  This is an almost perfect match between the Centre and the college.  Saint John College has been offering the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program for the past two years to great success.  The program allows participants the opportunity to explore various forms of energy through in-class instruction, site...

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UNB women s volleyball team the smartest in Canada

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB’s Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team is not just acing it out on the court. They’re winning titles in the classroom, too. This year, they’re the smartest team in Canada. Every single member of the squad received straight A’s in the 2013-14 academic year. Collectively, they had a team GPA of 3.9 out of 4.3. Canadian Interuniversity Sport has a term for this – Academic All-Canadian. It’s awarded to each student-athlete who receives straight A’s (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) while competing for...

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week

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Posted: September 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week Thanks to the persistence of University of New Brunswick faculty members, the province, city and university has officially declared September 1-7 Respectful Workplace Week. Many events and various awareness campaigns are underway this week, including a series of public talks at the Fredericton Public Library in Chickadee Hall tomorrow, Sept. 3. Lack of respect at work often leads to workplace bullying, says UNB nursing faculty member...

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UNBers inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including four University of New Brunswick alumni: Roxanne Fairweather (ALHM ’12), from Saint John, for her strong contribution to the business landscape in the province, for her work to advance research and innovation, and for her efforts in forging partnerships in the community to offer programs to increase literacy; Ivan Hicks (MEd ’76), from Moncton, for his musical contribution which is integral to New...

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UNB student recognized by the Forest Products Society

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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At the 68th International Convention of the Forest Products Society that was held in Québec this month, Ataollah Haddadi, a UNB Ph.D. student in forestry and environmental management, won the merit-based Forest Products Society’s Student Scholarship. Originally from Iran, Haddadi says he spent most of childhood in the forest and mountains, so he feels at home here in New Brunswick. “My focus is on wood properties,” said Haddadi. “Knowing the distribution of the wood properties can help...

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UNB welcomes new students at Commencement ceremony in Fredericton

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Commencement, an inaugural ceremony to welcome new University of New Brunswick students, will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 10:15 a.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This annual ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome new students to the Fredericton campus and celebrate their entry into higher education. Commencement and Encaenia (UNB’s graduation ceremony) are ceremonies seeped in the university’s rituals and traditions, and act as “bookends” to the academic experience of...

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UNB students awarded largest-ever Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and math

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Sonja Power and Shuaijin (Jenny) Wang have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich three years ago, the annual awards program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers. This year, there were 1,147 Schulich Leader Nominees. Two...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: August 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair was announced on July 29 and will be held at UNB Saint John by two-time alumna and assistant professor of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering, Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10). UNB Saint John receives $1 million endowment The chair was made possible through a $1 million endowment from The Jarislowsky...

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Community celebrates supports UNB s newest entrepreneurs

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Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Seven local entrepreneurs have launched innovative businesses this summer as part of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s Foundry program. Meet the 2014 Foundry cohort The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable Jody Carr, minister of post-secondary education, training and labour, joined the young entrepreneurs...

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Economics discipline merges with business faculty at UNB Saint John

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John’s economics discipline recently merged with the faculty of business, heralding a significant structural change that will strengthen natural synergies between the two disciplines, address critical mass issues and create new opportunities for teaching and research.  This merger will also enhance the intellectual capacity of the faculty of business and increase efficiency by streamlining various academic and administrative functions for the benefit of all three faculties at UNB...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair, located at UNB Saint John, will be held by assistant professor Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10) of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. Doucet will lead an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing and evaluating new interprofessional community-based primary health-care models that are...

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UNB celebrates newest startups at Foundry Fest 2014

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Five new businesses are being showcased at the first Foundry Fest on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Station on York in Fredericton. The celebration of local business and entrepreneurship concludes the inaugural year of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship's (TME) Summer Institute Foundry program at the University of New Brunswick. The diverse businesses coming out the Foundry program have gone from concept to revenue in under three months,...

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NSERC invests 2 4 million in 28 UNB researchers

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Posted: July 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder was joined by Mr. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Mr. Craig Leonard, minister of energy and mines for New Brunswick. Nearly $2.4 million will go to benefit 28 researchers and students at the University of New...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: July 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Kevin Englehart, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, has spent almost 20 years advancing technology that has improved the life of amputees across the world. Englehart was among 49 Canadians inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering recently in Saint John’s Nfld.   He is recognized internationally in the field of biomedical engineering as a leader in developing effective and affordable prosthetic control systems and powered...

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Guidance counsellors from around the world convene at UNB and STU

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Guidance counsellors from around the world will visit St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campuses in Fredericton and Saint John as part of the third annual Counsellor Familiarization Tour. “The purpose of the tour is to familiarize international counsellors with our universities, our cities, and our post-secondary education system,” says Chris Beardsworth, managing director of International Recruitment at UNB.  “By familiarizing counsellors with the...

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UNB alum helps Canadians track vaccination records on their smartphones

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Why do we have vaccination cards that are easily misplaced when almost every other piece of information can be accessed easily from our smartphones?  UNB alumnus, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is a medical doctor and a public health policy researcher, knew there must be an easier way for families to keep track of their immunization records. Inspired by a conversation with a fellow parent who is also a UNB alum, ImmunizeCA was brought to life. It’s a free app that helps people track their...

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Cyber Girlz aims to bring more women into tech and computing fields

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In light of the success of last year’s experience, UNB’s faculty of computer science will be offering a girls-only summer day camp: Cyber Girlz Summer Camp 2014. The camp, which aims to spark middle school girls’ curiosity in computing and introduce them to basic Internet security concepts, will be held from August 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ignite girls’ interest for what makes technology work The underrepresentation of women in the information and communications technology...

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David Perley named new director of UNB s Mi kmaq-Maliseet Institute

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Maliseet educator, researcher and leader, David Perley, has recently been selected as the new director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). Perley, who specializes in Aboriginal education, Aboriginal studies, race relations and analysis of social problems, holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University, a M.A. from UNB, and is currently a PhD student in education at UNB. Ann Sherman, dean of education at UNB, says the history, experience and education Perley brings...

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President Emeritus John McLaughlin assumes a new role at UNB

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick (UNB) president from 2002-2009, has taken on a new role at UNB as Scholar in Residence at the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME). Dr. McLaughlin’s diverse experience in academia, administration and business will serve to enrich the TME program’s impact. His role as Scholar in Residence will be instrumental in expanding the TME community and enhancing the curriculum. Under Dr. McLaughlin’s direction,...

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UNB congratulates and bids farewell to one of its champions

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After advancing the University of New Brunswick to be at the forefront of Canadian academic libraries, John Teskey accepts his final award as director of libraries before leaving UNB as he heads into retirement. Recently, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) honoured Teskey with its Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship in recognition of his numerous achievements and contributions to the Canadian research library community.   In 1991 Teskey came to UNB from Alberta...

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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

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Posted: June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014 competition results for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery...

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UNB computer science granted over 4 million in funding

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Posted: June 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer science successfully secured over $4 million in funding for research and development projects this month. Earlier in June, Dr. Natalia Stakhanova received the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, valued at $1.175 million. The same week, the faculty of computer science’s Information Security Centre of Excellence and IBM Security Division signed a collaborative research agreement for a research and development project...

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UNB Saint John s Primrose Scholarship awarded to four high school students

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Posted: June 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the first time, the UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship will be awarded to four, equally-deserving individuals: Taylor Doucette, Kersti Lee, AnDrew Robart, and Joshua Shanks. The $5,000 scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual. Taylor Doucette’s athletic involvement in softball, volleyball, hockey and football is as impressive as her academic standing. The Harbour View High School graduate plans to continue to seek excellence in her studies, athletic leadership and...

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UNB Business Professor Norm Betts appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

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Posted: June 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointments of Norman Betts and Alan Borger to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada on June 18 in Ottawa. Dr. Betts is an associate professor in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of business administration and is the former Minister of Finance for New Brunswick. Mr. Borger is president and chairman of the Board of Ladco Company Limited and chairman of Borland Construction Inc. "I am pleased to announce the appointments of Norman...

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Mobile health research and innovation to help New Brunswick smokers and heart health

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Posted: June 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Saint John, New Brunswick – June 16, 2014 – A new $225,000 investment in health research in New Brunswick will examine the use of mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.  Dr. Shelley Doucet, assistant professor in nursing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is one of the lead researchers. Connected Voices, is an Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) project, which will evaluate how mHealth (mobile Health via intelligent phones and tablets)...

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UNB scientist finds increased levels of mercury in food webs

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Posted: June 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Rising mercury levels Each year, human activities release increasing amounts of mercury into the environment. Based on Karen Kidd’s research of Nova Scotia lakes, rising mercury levels are a threat to Canada’s waters and wildlife. Research at Kejimkujik National Park Karen Kidd, biology professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John, studies mercury levels in lakes at Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia. Freshwater lakes in Kejimkujik contain some of the highest mercury...

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UNB named most entrepreneurial university in Canada

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Posted: June 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was named Post-Secondary Institution of the Year at the 2014 Startup Canada Awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony and reception atop the CN Tower. Watch the award video In the last 25 years, UNB has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada by combining experiential education with opportunities for mentorship, skill-development, leadership and commercialization. UNB President Eddy Campbell says this award is tied directly to the...

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UNB achieves balanced budget for 2014-2015

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As a result of careful planning and much effort, we are pleased to report that the proposed 2014-15 University of New Brunswick (UNB) operating budget is balanced.  We have achieved this primarily as a result of a 2% increase in the provincial operating grant, as well as funding now added to the ongoing funding base, increasing tuition fees by the provincial parameter of 3%, generating new revenue from non-traditional sources such as proceeds from the College of Extended Learning and Saint...

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UNB Saint John s Evidence Synthesis Group receives approval from the Joanna Briggs Institute

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John's Evidence Synthesis Group recently became a member of the esteemed Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. "I am delighted with becoming an officially recognized group with the JBI in Adelaide, Australia," says Lisa Keeping-Burke group convenor and assistant nursing professor at UNB Saint John. "This accomplishment acknowledges our group's efforts towards the advancement of evidence based nursing practice and with building...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab. A centre of research excellence Under the direction of Dr. Kevin...

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Lisa Armstrong to address class of 2014 in Saint John

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Lisa Armstrong will address the Class of 2014 as Valedictorian at UNB Saint John’s 40th spring convocation ceremony. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Information and Communications Studies and a minor in Linguistics and Philosophy.A mature student and a lifelong Saint Johner, Lisa is the embodiment of the truly transformational opportunities our university offers, and that a university degree is possible no matter the time in life.While at UNB Saint John, Lisa...

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Graduation A family affair

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Karen Furlong will be seated proudly alongside her son Colin as they both await their turn to cross the stage at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John’s Spring Convocation. Education runs in the family Karen, senior teaching associate for UNB Saint John’s department of nursing and health sciences, recently completed her PhD in Education Studies. Colin has completed UNB Saint John’s concurrent Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.  Karen is thrilled to celebrate...

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UNB announces valedictorians for 185th Encaenia

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick’s 185th Encaenia at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton on May 28-29, 2014. UNB’s valedictorians were nominated by their peers, judged by panelists and finally elected by members of their graduating class. To arrange a media interview or obtain a copy of the valedictory addresses, please contact Kelsey Seymour. Valedictorians Laura Carr, from Fredericton, N.B., will...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Four Maritime high school students who display outstanding leadership skills inside and outside the classroom are the 2014-15 recipients of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.   Jack Campbell of Saint John, New Brunswick, Kaley Fitzpatrick of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emma MacDonald of Vernon River, Prince Edward Island, and...

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UNB prepares for spring 2014 graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will award degrees to over 1780 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 in Fredericton and Friday, May 30 in Saint John. Fredericton The 185th Encaenia will be held on May 28 and 29 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 40th Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes...

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UNB announces new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data

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Posted: May 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Monica Wachowicz, the new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is developing breakthrough algorithms and services for analyzing information to assist New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation, and municipal planning sectors to extract value from Big Data. Big Data analytics helps organizations make informed decisions by enabling data scientists to comprehend enormous volumes of data that may be left unexamined by conventional algorithms. This data...

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UNB and NB Power partner on wind energy initiative

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Posted: May 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Innovative technology developed by University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers is helping NB Power create green energy solutions for the province. Industry-leading wind forecasting research The partnership between NB Power and UNB is pioneering industry-leading wind forecasting research created by UNB Professor Dr. Liuchen Chang. This forecasting will identify the best opportunities to use wind energy in homes and businesses. Nearly 1200 customers from around the Maritimes are already...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This spring the department of computer science and applied statistics at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is hosting two computer-programming competitions for middle school and high school students. On Saturday, May 10 both the 8th annual New Brunswick High School Programming competition and first annual Scratch Programming competition will be held on the UNB Saint John campus. “Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for students in the 21st Century,” says Aziz...

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UNB hosts 32nd Annual NB Math Competition

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades seven, eight and nine will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 on campuses across the province. About 1200 students from across the province will travel to both the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of the Universite de Moncton to write a multiple choice competition paper. The paper is available in both English and French. The competitions...

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SWAAC conference happening today

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Posted: May 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , Events , myUNB


The 2014 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference, hosted by UNB Saint John, kicks off today at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. “Navigating Sea Change” will provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative roles at various Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.  Playing on our location on the Bay of Fundy the theme of this year's conference is how to navigate the many challenges and changes facing universities...

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UNB wins Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

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Posted: May 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB has won a 2014 Startup Canada Award for Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year in Atlantic Canada. Congratulations to the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), Pond Deshpande Centre (PDC), Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), and all of the faculty, staff and students on our campuses who drive entrepreneurship at UNB.The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the...

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Social Enterprise Development Dialogue attracts talent from Toronto to Boston

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Posted: April 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Saint John Community Loan Fund are proud to present ecosystem2enterprise: ideas for a new economy, the 2nd Annual Social Enterprise Development Dialogue, April 24 and 25, 2014, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The dialogue is for community-minded citizens from all sectors, the general public, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social enterprises, and for everyone who is passionate about making...

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Faculty and staff honoured at 2014 University Awards ceremony

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Posted: April 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Now in its 14th year, the University Awards ceremony will see several faculty and staff members honoured for their contributions to the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The recipient of the 2014 President's Medal is Maureen Sparks of the faculty of kinesiology.  Open to both faculty and staff, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at UNB and in the...

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President Campbell sends condolences to University of Calgary community

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Posted: April 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Commentary , UNB Homepage


We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus. As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities extend beyond the bounds of our campuses. I have written to my colleague Elizabeth Cannon, president and...

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Engineering students showcase design work

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


FREDERICTON--The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of engineering will showcase the capstone design projects of its final-year civil engineering students on Tuesday, April 15. The symposium is part of a two-week spotlight on engineering design projects from students in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and software engineering.   On Wednesday, April 9 teams from the new J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program product design and...

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute presents Two-Eyed Seeing

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON– On Wednesday April 16, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will hold its final event of the 2013-14 “Welcome to Our Talking Circle” speaker series. To close the series for the year, MMI is honored to host Dr. Cheryl Bartlett along with distinguished Mi’kmaw Elders Albert and Murdena Marshall from the Institute for Integrative Science and Health at Cape Breton University (CBU). Together, they will present “Etuaptmumk / Two-Eyed Seeing: Where...

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Transatlantic graduate program wins innovation award

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Posted: April 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s TRANSatlantic FORestry Masters (TRANSFOR-M) program, a two-year master’s program leading to dual degrees in forestry and environmental management, recently won an Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The TRANSFOR-M program is the first dual-degree master’s program in forestry and environmental management between Canada and Europe....

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Pioneering biomedical-imaging research gets nod

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


In the digital world we rely on machines to get any information we need. Images, however, are opaque to machines so finding the right image can be very slow. Tagging images to make them machine readable and reusable for researchers, or clinicians, is the focus of pioneering work conducted by Ahmad C. Bukhari, PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John (UNBSJ).  Why is this important? Tagging images makes them easier to identify so users can rapidly derive relevant...

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UNB Summer Institute seeks artistic entrepreneurs

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Entrepreneurship is thriving at the University of New Brunswick (UNB)—and not just in its faculties of business. The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship on the Fredericton campus has launched an innovative and intensive summer program for entrepreneurs with background ranging from arts to engineering. Dhirendra Shukla, chairman of UNB’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship talked to the Telegraph Journal’s Chris...

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UNB celebrates alumni at Proudly UNB Awards

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will recognize some of its most celebrated alumni at the 2014 Proudly UNB Awards dinner in Fredericton on Thursday, April 3. Marc Bedard (BBA’74), president of the UNB Associated Alumni, will recognize ten UNB alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, country and beyond.  Read the 2014 Proudly UNB Award recipients’ bios Find out how you can nominate an outstanding alumnus or alumna for...

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UNB holds open house on revised boundaries of Creighton Conservation Forest

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is inviting the public to attend open house events on April 9 & 10, 2014 to learn more about proposed revisions to the boundaries of the Creighton Conservation Forest in the UNB woodlot. The University of New Brunswick and the Creighton Conservation Forest Advisory Committee are preparing to submit a Municipal Plan Amendment application to have the new Creighton Conservation Forest boundaries established in the City of Fredericton’s Municipal...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart leads the world in prosthetic research

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Posted: March 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Kevin Englehart, director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three New Brunswick researchers to be honoured at this week’s New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Gala. Dr. Englehart’s work has led to the development of hardware and software that allows people with artificial limbs to operate them with advanced utility and dexterity. Englehart is a three-time UNB alumnus, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the...

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UNB honours top students

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Posted: March 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “Our students are the future and I am very proud of what they have accomplished on campus, in their communities and around the world,” said UNB President Eddy...

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Internationally renowned expert to discuss myth and memory of the Titanic

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Posted: March 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Saint John


Dr. Leon Litvack, professor of Victorian studies at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will deliver the 2014 W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 18 in Saint John and Wednesday, March 19 in Fredericton.  He will present “Titanic, Myth, and Memory” on both University of New Brunswick campuses at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Saint John: Tuesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. | Oland Hall, Room 104  Fredericton: Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. | Alfred...

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Breakfast panel discussion to tackle economic growth

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Posted: February 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Join EY for breakfast and a panel discussion to learn more about “the power of three”. See how together, governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can spur economic growth in Canada. Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: 40 Charlotte Street, UNB Grand Hall, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB The breakfast and panel discussion will focus on how the combined power of governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can stimulate economic growth and put Canada...

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UNBF Faculty of Computer Science Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

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Posted: August 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


Sixty-seven students in the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2012-13.The dean of computer science, Ali Ghorbani, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.During the 2012-13 academic year, 342 students were enrolled in the faculty of computer science’s undergraduate programs. Click here to view the complete...

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Don Wilcox creates Rosemary A Wilcox Memorial Scholarship in Earth Sciences

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Posted: August 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Don Wilcox (Class of ’47) found his true calling after his university experience, but the United Kingdom native never forgot his days at the University of New Brunswick – both as a student and then through his interaction with campus officials as a businessman. Those fond recollections, coupled with his desire to salute the memory of his wife, led Don to create the Rosemary Wilcox Memorial Scholarship in Earth Sciences at UNB with a $125,000 donation. Don became familiar with adversity at an...

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Engineering student launches pay-by-phone parking company in Fredericton

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Posted: August 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Pay-by-phone parking is now available at downtown Fredericton businesses, parking garages and metered parking spaces thanks to Phillip Curley, a civil engineering student at the University of New Brunswick—so long as they are branded with the red and black HotSpot Parking logo, that is. HotSpot generated a buzz in tech and start-up circles earlier this year when Curley won the 2013 East Coast Start-Up Weekend event, attracting a talented team of partners and earning $15,000 in start-up...

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Welcome to myUNB News

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Announcing my UNB News, the new way to share UNB notices within the UNB community.  myUNB News is for UNB-related notices only within the following categories: - Athletics, Recreation and Wellness - Employment News - Financial Aid - News and Notices - Student Organizations  All events are to be submitted to the events calendar at https://es.unb.ca/apps/eventscalendar/post-event/  All of the articles that have been previously submitted to eDaily or Student eNews have been lost. Please resubmit...

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1 649 Students Receive Degrees at UNB s Spring Graduation Ceremonies

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Posted: May 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 1,649 graduates from across Canada and around the world at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, May 16 to 18.This year’s graduation ceremonies saw 1,384 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 241 earn master’s degrees and 24 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD.The university’s top honour, the Governor General’s Silver Medal, went to Allan Kember of Summerside, P.E.I.  Mr. Kember...

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UNB grants six honorary degrees during spring graduation

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Posted: May 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick granted honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies, May 16 to 18. UNB Fredericton held its 183rd Encaenia on May 16 and 17. Susan Chalmers-Gauvin received an honorary doctor of letters degree at Encaenia
 Ceremony A, on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. A senior executive with 20 years of management, consulting and organizational development experience, Dr. Chalmers-Gauvin is the founder and CEO of the Atlantic Ballet...

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Acadian language topic of next Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar

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Posted: January 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The public is invited to attend the fifth presentation in the 2011-2012 Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Wlad Cichocki, a French and linguistics professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is the speaker. His presentation, Identifying Regional Dialects of Acadian French from PhoneticVariation, takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in room 224 of Tilley Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus.  The series, made up of...

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New high-speed network improves NB s research and educational capacity

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Posted: November 18, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


The partners in the Optical Regional Advanced Network (ORAN) gathered today in Fredericton to unveil a new high-speed network and the latest iteration of the technology partnership, and to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN). The ORAN is a joint initiative among CANARIE Inc., The Province of New Brunswick (PNB), the New Brunswick universities, the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT), the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission...

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Rita Deverell presenting at UNB

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Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Rita Deverell, Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, will be a guest of the University of New Brunswick’s Women's Studies Programme on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Her presentation, entitled ‘Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? A TV Producer and Artist Reflects on the Status of Canadian Women in 2011’ will take place in Tilley Hall, Room 124 at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Deverell is a co-founder of Vision Television and the recent recipient of the Black Women's Civic Engagement...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly 800 000 from CFI

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Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Four research initiatives at the University of New Brunswick have been awarded a total of $790,044 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “The investments announced at UNB will further enhance our country’s reputation as a destination of choice for outstanding researchers,” said Dr. Gilles G. Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “They will make our universities even more competitive when it comes to attracting the best and brightest researchers from around the world.” Greg...

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UNB to grant honorary degrees to two distinguished alumni

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Posted: October 15, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two distinguished alumni during its fall graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 56th Convocation at the Aitken University Centre on Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m.  During the ceremony Dawn Sharpe, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will be recognized with an honorary doctor of science degree. He will also deliver the Convocation Address to the graduates. The Saint John campus will hold its 28th Fall...

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Conrad and Ploude to be honoured with emeritus designations

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Posted: October 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Margaret Conrad and Roger Ploude will join the ranks of professors emeriti at the University of New Brunswick. They will receive the honorary emeritus designation at UNB Fredericton’s fall Convocation, Oct. 21, in recognition of their distinguished careers. Margaret Conrad came to UNB in 2002 as the university’s first female Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Studies. She is a distinguished historian who has published widely in the fields of Atlantic Canada history and Women’s...

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Human water security and acquatic life in danger says international expert

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Posted: October 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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.  One of the authors of Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity is coming to the University of New Brunswick to deliver this year’s...

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University of New Brunswick Celebrates 225th Anniversary A Celebration of Canadian Spirit

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Posted: September 10, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Grammy and Juno winner Anne Murray, Olympic champion Clara Hughes, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine among event’s distinguished guests 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. Co-hosted by two...

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Young Rothesay resident recognized for leadership at UNB Saint John with Primrose Scholarship

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Posted: June 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


Amanda Bishop, a recent graduate at Rothesay High School, has spent most of her young life finding ways to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Her leadership in the classroom, in varsity sports and in the community made her a natural choice for this year's Primrose Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. A high academic achiever, Amanda has participated in many varsity sports including soccer and basketball, where as a junior, she was part of a provincial championship team....

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