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UNB graduate brings hydroponic farming to Blacks Harbour ‘food desert’

Tim Jaques

Posted: July 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Brian Goggin is greening a desert - a food desert. Goggin (MSc’22) is creating a sustainable agricultural hub in Blacks Harbour, where the nearest large grocery store is 20 kilometres away. “This overlaps with other rural issues like lack of access to public transportation, higher rates of low-income households, and overall lack of food infrastructure,” said Goggin, the manager of a hydroponic farm operating in what was once the village grocery store. “These issues...

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Artist Tara Francis tells the story of once forgotten Wolastoqey island in the Menahkwesk (Saint John) harbour

Kayla Cormier

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

Category: UNB Saint John


On April 11, 2024, an unveiling celebration was held in Hazen Hall for artwork by Mi’kmaq artist Tara Francis, commissioned by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John. In this new work, Tara tells the interconnected and intergenerational histories of the Menahkwesk (Saint John) harbour. It depicts a small island village where Indigenous ancestors met and shared resources while moving across the Wabanaki homelands with comfort and ease. That island now...

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New policy makes Indigenous smudging and pipe ceremonies more accessible on campus

Alex Graham

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Indigenous students and staff at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities for holding smudging and pipe ceremonies on campus. In May, UNB adopted a policy to create designated areas for smudging and pipe ceremonies. Previously, special permission from security was needed to perform this cultural practice. “When we smudge, it feeds the mind, body, and spirit,” explained Elder Jeannie Bartibogue, a Mi’kmaq Elder, and the Kcicihtuwinut (Knowledge...

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A tale of two gardens: UNB’s blossoming community spaces

Tim Jaques

Posted: June 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Nathalie LeBlanc set no lofty goals when she started gardening at the community garden at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus in 2017. “I never gardened before,” said LeBlanc. “My first year, I had one of the raised plots and bought some starter plants. My goal was they would still be alive by fall, and I made my goal.” She also managed a harvest. Seven years after that encouraging first attempt, LeBlanc is still gardening and is now the president...

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Lessons from Rwanda: Witnessing the power of reconciliation and community

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A macabre scene brought home to Nadia Richards the horror of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. “What shocked me was that they had all these caskets and I asked what they were. They were bodies recently found. People are still being identified and buried,” said Richards, associate vice-president of human rights & equity at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), recalling an event she attended in Rwanda marking the 30th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi. During her April 17 to...

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Honouring Indigenous languages: A celebration of resilience and legacy

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time dedicated to honouring the rich history, heritage and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. At the forefront of this commemoration is the recognition of Indigenous languages not just as tools of communication but as vital conduits of culture, tradition and identity, echoing the enduring legacy of Indigenous communities. Last autumn, in downtown Fredericton, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB)...

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UNB players, coaches find comradery, competition in Maritime women’s basketball league

Dria McKenna

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This spring, the Maritime Womens Basketball Association (MWBA) is blurring the lines between camaraderie and competition with members of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) women's basketball community playing on opposing sides of the court. An unusual adversarial situation has resulted between the MWBA’s Port City Fog (Saint John) and Fredericton Freeze teams as several REDS and Seawolves players, alumni, and coaches are also members of the Fog and the Freeze. Both teams play their...

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Indigenous History Month 2024: A year-in-review toward reconciliation

Kayla Cormier

Posted: June 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) community is commemorating National Indigenous History Month in June and honouring the remarkable contributions of the Wabanaki people. Throughout this month, we will share new stories highlighting Indigenous Peoples, their voices, knowledge, cultures and ways of being. To begin, we want to reflect on the stories and initiatives undertaken over the past year on our campuses and beyond. These stories are part of an ever-growing friendship between UNB and...

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Statement from the President

Paul Mazerolle

Posted: May 31, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Over the past three weeks, members of the UNB and greater Fredericton and Saint John communities have engaged in peaceful protests on each campus in relation to the war in Gaza. On the Fredericton campus, protests have occurred mostly on Wednesdays. On the Saint John campus, they have occurred each day of the work week, organized largely by two members of the UNB community. It is noteworthy that individuals who call attention to the importance of freedom of expression fail to recognize or...

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Leading with heart: A story of leadership and service

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 15, 2024 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


As Angel Côté graduates from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus with a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology, her journey through university life is marked by her academic pursuits and a deep commitment to community engagement and leadership. Hailing from Grand Falls, her story is one of dedication to making a difference. “I’ve always been very involved, even in high school,” Côté said. “It started from a...

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Heartfelt science: UNB graduate student investigates Arctic fish

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Emily Williams conducts fishy research - and in the best way possible. Williams, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student, has done research into the cardiac responses of certain Arctic fish species to fluctuating temperatures that offers critical insight into their ability to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, with implications for sustainable resource management. “I’ve always been interested in marine biology, and I completed my undergraduate degree at...

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UNB celebrates award-winning students at spring graduation ceremonies

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 14, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


From May 15 to 17, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) celebrates its spring 2024 graduates. In total, 1,757 UNB graduates will receive degrees. 1,296 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 436 students will receive master’s degrees, and 25 students will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The Governor General’s Silver Medal is the most prestigious award given to students graduating from a Canadian educational institution. This year it will go...

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Laura Oland: A leader to watch

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student will receive the YMCA Southwestern New Brunswick’s prestigious Leader to Watch Award for 2024. Laura Oland, 28, a doctoral candidate in history, will be recognized at the 34th Annual Red Triangle Awards Gala in Saint John on May 16 for her leadership and community involvement. “It is flattering. I am always busy, and I realize that I’m making a difference for people, and they are noticing that I am making a...

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Leen flips the script: From struggles with economics to mastering the field

Alex Graham

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Leen's remarkable journey spans across half the globe, starting in the United Arab Emirates, making a stop in India and culminating at UNBSJ. Her journey is a testament to her dedication to academic excellence and her commitment to understanding and working on complex economic and social issues. Graduating with a bachelor of arts in economics, with a minor in business, Leen’s focus both inside and outside of academia has been on the impact of economic policies on public health in...

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Bachelor of Health graduates mark a four-year journey of interdisciplinary learning

Alex Graham

Posted: May 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Students from the first full four-year cohort of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) innovative bachelor of health program are now ready to bring their interdisciplinary perspective to the field of health care, at home and beyond. “The bachelor of health doesn’t sit inside one faculty,” said Dr. Lisa Best, associate dean of integrated health which includes the unique program. The bachelor of health program draws from the faculties of arts, business and science, and...

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UNB to grant professor emerita designation, teaching and research awards at spring graduation

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, the University will honour one outstanding professor with the designation of professor emerita and three prestigious teaching and research awards. Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Hill will receive the designation of professor emerita in humanities and languages for having served UNB with distinction through her scholarly accomplishments and commitment to teaching, research and...

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'Building Home': Art meets advocacy in a journey through youth homelessness

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The first sight is familiar: a tent patched with duct tape, with a tarp thrown over it. A shopping cart contains bagged plastic bottles and a bicycle leans against a tree. To the right is a mattress in what may be a jerry-built shack or an abandoned building, along with a backpack and someone's meagre possessions. A couch in an adjacent room serves as a bed. Voices call out. Some express doubt, hopelessness and lack of self-worth. Others cast blame and judgment. From an office with a...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees at spring graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 30, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Six extraordinary individuals keeping history alive, changing the present and transforming our future, will receive honorary degrees from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) from May 15 to 17. Fred Beairsto will receive an honorary doctorate of letters in Fredericton on May 16 at 2:30 p.m. A successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and Order of New Brunswick recipient, he has made significant community contributions and is a lifelong supporter of UNB. Sandy Kitchen-Brewer and Earl Brewer will...

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UNB to honour these five valedictorians at spring graduation ceremonies

Hilary Creamer Robinson

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


At the University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2024. Kate Palmer Kate Palmer spent the first year of her undergraduate degree learning from her childhood bedroom in Rothesay, N.B., during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four years later, the isolation of the 2020/2021 academic year is a distant but formative memory. As someone who finds purpose and fulfillment in helping...

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UNB hosts inaugural AstraZeneca Integrated Health Initiative Research Symposium

Kayla Cormier

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) recently hosted its first annual Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) Research Symposium in partnership with AstraZeneca. This two-day event took place on the Saint John campus April 11 and 12. Group presentations and poster presentations provided attendees a chance to engage with students and ask questions about their research. Honours students from the first full four-year bachelor of health cohort presented the results of their year-long community-based...

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‘A match made in heaven’: UNB students and Port Saint John tackle decarbonization

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Saint John


An innovative experiential learning partnership between the faculty of business on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus and Port Saint John has allowed 150 students to propose solutions to environmental challenges faced by a real-world industry. “The real goal of the experience was the idea of what could the future look like? How could you influence the future around decarbonization and sustainability?” said David Marshall, assistant teaching professor...

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Housing Futures: Solutions for homelessness and affordable housing

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Leaders highlighted the urgency of finding sustainable solutions to homelessness and ensure access to affordable housing at the Shaping the Debate: Housing Futures symposium on April 4 and 5 hosted by the University of New Brunswick (UNB). UNB’s Shaping the Debate initiative enables important conversations with the goal of building a more prosperous and just future for New Brunswick. Employing dialogue and roundtable discussions, Shaping the Debate provides a platform for the critical...

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The “GlobalChild” Child Advisory Board meet with UN Special Rapporteur

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: April 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


This past Saturday, April 6, saw the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) GlobalChild team and their Child Advisory Board (CAB) engage in an important meeting with a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur. Mama Fatima Singhateh from Gambia, the Special Rapporteur (UNSPR) on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, met virtually with GlobalChild and CAB to engage in a larger conversation on the digital world and artificial intelligence (AI), and their impact on child...

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UNB celebrates ‘Skitqomiqewi Kcicihtuwinut’ Dr. Charles Sacobie

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) assistant biology professor was recognized as a keeper of both Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge in a ceremony held at the Wu Conference Centre on March 21. Dr. Charles Sacobie (BSc'98, MSc'01, PhD'11), whose research interests are fish ecophysiology and bioenergetics, holds the title of Indigenous science scholar or Skitqomiqewi Kcicihtuwinut (Skit-goh-mee-gewi Kchee-geet-wee-nood), meaning "Earth Knowledge Keeper" in the Wolastoqey language....

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Eclipse researchers give N.B. students out of this world education

UNB News

Posted: April 4, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Students and teachers from across New Brunswick are about to get an out of this world education in the unique effects of a total solar eclipse on the Earth’s atmosphere and space environment thanks to a new partnership between the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and public schools across the province. The UNB Radio and Space Physics Laboratory (RSPL) has helped 15 schools across the province install specialized Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers to collect...

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How do students learn about intelligence briefings? How about briefing a former CIA intelligence officer

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 3, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


How do you teach students to prepare and deliver a high-level intelligence briefing to a senior political leader? Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke (PhD’00), an associate professor in the department of history on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus, has her students brief a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) intelligence briefer, a highly stressful but effective form of experiential learning. This can be “extremely intimidating” to the students, Corke...

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Government of Canada renews UNB Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


On March 13, 2024, the Government of Canada announced new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a a more than $1.7 billion research funding announcement including nearly $5.5 million for UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, is among those chairs awarded a second term. CRCs are awarded to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Ghorbani’s term will continue...

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UNB research in cybersecurity, healthcare, earth sciences and more receives new federal funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 13, 2024 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded nearly $5.5 million in financial support from Canada’s federal funding agencies. The funding was announced as part of a national announcement that included more than $1.7 billion in support for 7,700 researchers and projects across Canada. “Congratulations to all of the researchers awarded funding in this announcement,” said Dr. David MaGee, UNB vice-president (research). “I am, once again,...

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UNB alum Laura Richard (BSc'06) named one of Atlantic Canada’s 25 most powerful women in business

Natasha Rego, UNB Alumni Office

Posted: March 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In honour of International Women's Day, we acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary group of diverse women connected to the University of New Brunswick, like alum Laura Richard, who has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s 25 most powerful women in business. Here is Laura's story: "A nice Maritime story, backed by science." This is how co-founder Laura Richard (BSc’06) describes the journey of creating and growing Saltwinds Coffee Company, a Fredericton-based business that has...

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UNB honoured and celebrated the Black community and their many contributions during Black History Month

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: March 4, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Throughout February, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) honoured Black History Month through immersive events and initiatives acknowledging and celebrating the Black experience and the Black community’s contributions to the university, New Brunswick and across Canada. “These events promoted inclusivity and diversity, allowing us to see Blackness and Black history through a different lens,” said Nadia Richards, Associate Vice President of Human Rights & Equity at UNB. UNB...

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Black history event was a feast for the senses

Kayla Cormier

Posted: February 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


“Pray tell: What sight? What sound? What smell?” These were words recited by spoken word artist Sochane Campbell at the Black History Through the Senses event last Thursday evening. The event took place on the Fredericton campus on Feb. 15 and in Saint John at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on Feb. 22. as part of a series of Black History Month initiatives at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It was brought to life through a collaboration with the NB Black History Society...

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Campus food banks help students break the cycle of poverty

Alex Graham

Posted: February 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


New easy to access food bank services for non-perishable goods have opened on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton and Saint John campuses to help students struggling to make ends meet. “Cost of living, tuition, students facing inflation, textbook costs, housing costs. It’s a whole affordability thing right now, and it’s us trying to navigate that,” said UNB Student Union (UNBSU) president Amanda Smith. The Fredericton campus food bank is in the Student...

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Wabanaki bachelor of education program provides culturally grounded approach, flexibility to aspiring teachers

Alex Graham

Posted: January 31, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Shelley Solomon of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) was not expecting to be among the first graduates from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Wabanaki bachelor of education program alongside her two daughters, Dorian and Heaven. But now she hopes their story can encourage other Indigenous women to take a look at the innovative program. “It was awesome to be able to do it together,” she said. “We want to inspire more Aboriginal teachers to go, to come back and to teach...

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New lounge a place of togetherness for BIPOC people at UNB

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


When Hillary Nguyen joined the student affairs and services staff at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2017, there were not many people of colour in the department. “Being new to the role, I felt very alone,” Nguyen said. “It was hard to find BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) allies on campus at the time. I felt that I had no outlet to discuss my lived experience.” Since then, Hillary has done considerable learning in the space of equity, diversity...

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Accelerating the digital economy in New Brunswick: What’s next?

Adrienne Oldford

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Frank McKenna’s vision for developing a digital economy that creates wealth and employment and makes the province self-sufficient goes back more than 25 years to when he was the province’s premier. In the last three years, the vehicle for that work has been the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). All of our projects are grounded in digital adoption for our companies and communities and the diverse talent development that fuels their growth. And this is not...

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How virtual reality can help address the nursing shortage in N.B.

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is taking a cutting-edge approach to reversing the nursing shortage in the province with its new program, Learn Where You Live (LWYL). In this predominantly virtual program, New Brunswick-based licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working toward their bachelor of nursing (BN) can complete their education from anywhere in the province. Previously, these students would have been required to move or travel to Fredericton to complete their degrees. It’s a...

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N.B. has high retention rate for BEd grads that teach in the public school system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


It’s no secret that New Brunswick is facing a wave of teacher retirements. But a new study investigating teacher recruitment and retention in New Brunswick has brought to light that more than 40 per cent of New Brunswick bachelor of education (BEd) graduates don’t take on teaching positions within the province’s public school system - a statistic that if addressed, could have a considerable impact amidst a swelling wake of job openings. The study, led by the University of...

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Sportsnet documentary features UNB student Cedrick Tahmo and NBA star Pascal Siakam

UNB News

Posted: January 18, 2024 5:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Sportsnet Pascal Siakam, the all-star forward who was just traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Indiana Pacers, grew up in Cameroon with a father who valued education above all else. To honour his father’s legacy, Siakam’s PS43 Foundation created a scholarship program at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) for students from his home country. The scholarship is a game-changer for Cedrick Tahmo, a second-year computer science student who started at UNB after...

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How Eric Weissman, once homeless, finds healing and connection through art

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Hilary Creamer Robinson The walls of Eric Weissman’s Rothesay home are covered with his bold and energetic abstract artwork. In the past year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) professor’s paintings have also begun adding colour and spirit to his colleagues’ offices within UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Weissman is equal parts academic and artist. A lived-experience scholar who studies what he once lived through – homelessness, addiction and...

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Legal Innovation Lab leading digital transformation of N.B.’s justice system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: Jacob Powning and Kyle Cullen. Photographer: Ashley Phinney. New Brunswick’s justice system will soon experience a digital overhaul that will improve access to justice for all its residents. In its current state, the system is heavily reliant on paper and in-person proceedings, creating slow and often inaccessible processes for both users and practitioners. Argyri Panezi, Canada Research Chair in Digital Information Law, is leading the charge in close collaboration with New...

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UNB introduces a WorkAlone feature on the UNBSafe app

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus has unveiled a new addition to its UNBSafe app, the WorkAlone module, which provides a safety mechanism for people operating alone on campus for extended periods of time. Don Allen, director of security and traffic, and Des Dupuis, the crime prevention community liaison at UNB Campus Security, both led the integration of this module. "Introducing the WorkAlone feature within the UNBSafe app is in line with other universities...

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Sir James Dunn Foundation donates $1 million to UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) has received a twofold boost to its ambitious vision for excellence in health and social innovation, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Sir James Dunn Foundation. Half of the gift ($500,000) is designated to support the work of the chair in child rights for child health, Dr. Ziba Vaghri. A researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in child rights and development, Dr. Vaghri currently leads two major...

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Student paper publishes first print edition in 10 years

Alex Graham

Posted: December 21, 2023 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Baron staff enjoy a read of the new print edition. Back row, left to right: Taylor Fennelly, Joseph Albert, Matthew Heans and Aalia Dehinbo. Front row, left to right: Kylie Mackenzie, Cameron Kennie, Emily Wheaton and Abigail Legacy. The Baron wants the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus to give print a chance. The online student newspaper has embraced a bygone era with the return of the printed paper for a special end-of-semester edition. “They were super...

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UNB Saint John celebrates linguistic diversity with inaugural Language Tree ceremony

Todd Ross

Posted: December 20, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo: left to right: Kim Wilbur, lecturer, department of nursing and health Sciences; Leigha Thurber, SRC Indigenous student rep; Todd Ross, Indigenous advisor from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus; Jana Nicol, ASD-S First Nations Education Coach; Opolahsomuwehs (Elder Imelda Perley); Laura Taylor, ASD-S Subject Coordinator First Nation Education; Ande Mosher, SRC mature student Rep. Todd Ross is the Indigenous advisor from the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Saint John...

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New agreement to facilitate human resources accreditation for UNB students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 19, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo: Back row, from left to right: Judy Van Tassel, President of CPHR, Dr. Mercy Oyet, Dr. Morrie Mendelson, Dr. Chris Smith. Front row: Tina Thibodeau, CEO, Dr. Michel Rod, Dean The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Chartered Professionals in human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) have signed a new agreement that will make it easier for students on the Saint John campus to become accredited after graduation. The partnership allows students enrolled in the bachelor of business...

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Students make national ‘capture the flag’ cybersecurity competition

Alex Graham

Posted: December 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: UNB's winning team at the CyberSci competition from left to right: Matthew Toms-Zuberec, Jacob Pembleton, Micah Landry, Stephen White, Larissa Thorne. There’s nothing this University of New Brunswick team likes to do more than get together on the weekends for a round of Capture The Flag (CTF). It's not the schoolyard game where teams try to physically take a flag from each other’s territory and bring it back to their own. In this game of CTF, the playing field is a...

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Canadian foundation supports digital innovation that aids right whale conservation

Eric Marks

Posted: December 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Thanks to the Murphy Family Foundation, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) McKenna Institute and intrepid researcher Dr. Kim Davies, one of our region’s most iconic and endangered species, the North Atlantic right whale, is getting a better chance at survival. “When people think about the digital transformation of New Brunswick, wildlife conservation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind,” said McKenna Institute founder Frank McKenna. “Whether...

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UNB lab uses AI to help grow local company that serves the manufacturing sector

Alex Graham

Posted: December 8, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: Left to right. Joshua Pickard senior director of product and innovation at Eigen Innovations and Atah Nuh Mih UNB Master of Computer Science student. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Analytics Everywhere Lab in the Faculty of Computer Science has leveraged the power of AI to help a local company expand its range of products that detect defects in manufacturing sectors like automotive and paper processing. Under the guidance of computer science professor Hung Cao, the Analytics...

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Faculty of computer science seeks cultural shift with innovative EDI leadership program

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: November 30, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Photo: Natalie Webber, teaching professor and EDI lead for the faculty of computer science. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) faculty of Computer Science (CS) is piloting a leadership program in partnership with MESH/diversity, a software company co-founded by UNB graduate Mike Wright ((BBA’96, BCS’99). The company provides AI-driven equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) training for workplaces and organizations. Natalie Webber, teaching professor and EDI lead for the faculty...

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UNB named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: November 29, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


For the 11th year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2024). It is one of four universities nationwide to receive the annual designation. “There’s been a lot of conversation around whether we will ever return to pre-pandemic work norms, but for top employers, there’s no looking back – only forward,” says Kristina Leung, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. UNB pivoted and...

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UNB launching the province’s first satellite into orbit

Alex Graham

Posted: November 28, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Left to right: Brent Petersen, Dhyan Baruah, Noah Lydon, Cheyenne Joseph and Quynh Nguyen. Joseph, Piluwitahasuwin and Associate Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement at UNB, wrote the Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic symbol for “The people” on CubeSat VIOLET. Photographer: Chava. New Brunswick is one step closer to launching its first satellite into space, thanks to over five years of work from more than 270 students from the University of New Brunswick and elsewhere. “They did a...

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Two survey engineering alumni inducted into Wall of Fame

Kelly Anderson

Posted: November 27, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Two alumni from UNB’s illustrious survey engineering program (now Geodesy and Geomatics) have been awarded the Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. Olayinka Adekoya (BScSE’69, MScSE’73) graduated from UNB in 1969, returning in 1971 to complete a master’s degree specializing in photogrammetry. On return to her home in Nigeria in 1973, she joined Federal Surveys, Nigeria, and rose quickly to the top position of...

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Breaking the silence: Researchers uncovering the hidden struggles of Canada's queer community

Angie Deveau

Posted: November 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In a world where the spotlight often highlights progress and acceptance, Canada's queer community has its own set of unique challenges. The need for increased understanding and support is at the heart of their journey. Dr. Celeste Orr, a researcher and assistant professor in the department of sociology and the Wendy J. Robbins Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is dedicated to shedding light on the diverse experiences within the queer...

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The value of a university education

Dr. Gary Waite

Posted: November 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The letter below is from UNB Professor Emeritus, Gary Waite. It was shared with UNB and published in the Telegraph Journal on Nov. 17. In a recent letter to the editor, a writer asks, “Why does N.B. still subsidize universities?” In his rant, the writer argues universities are of little value in New Brunswick. Relying on a couple of anecdotes and his personal impression, he gets just about everything wrong on details such as tuition (which is half of what he quotes for domestic...

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New Saint John trail project celebrates Indigenous wisdom, healing and nature's resilience

Angie Deveau

Posted: November 20, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Inspired by the belief that connecting with nature is crucial for mental and physical well-being, professor Rob Moir and Indigenous advisor Todd Ross of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are collaborating on a trail project on the Saint John campus funded by the National Healing Forests Initiative. The National Healing Forests Initiative encourages Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, institutions and individuals to establish green spaces as Healing Forests. These spaces honour...

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UNB alum Sarah Bernstein wins 2023 Giller Prize

Kelly Anderson

Posted: November 20, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Sarah Bernstein (MA’12) has been named the winner of the coveted 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Study for Obedience. Sarah, who lives in the highlands of Scotland and gave birth to her first child ten days prior, attended the ceremony virtually and said in her acceptance speech, "I'm really privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to tell this story and I think often now how important it is more than ever to support writers in material ways to tell the stories of...

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Axis Accelerator will boost entrepreneurship in the Saint John region

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 17, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Trevor Holder, MLA for Portland-Simonds; Glen Savoie, Minister of Local Government; Wayne Long, MP for Saint John-Rothesay; Dr. Petra Hauf, UNB’s Provost and Vice-President Academic; Dr. Shelley Rinehart, Director of the MBA Program and Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies; and Matt George, Director of Axis Accelerator. The University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Faculty of Business in Saint John is giving a boost to the entrepreneurial spirit in the region with a new pilot initiative...

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Director of new social work program driven by desire to change lives for the better

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: November 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Ian Rice, the director of the new Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John, describes social work as an all-consuming lifestyle. Until last summer, he spent his career on the front lines of child welfare, supporting vulnerable children and their families. As a father of five, Rice’s children have long helped drive his commitment to the profession. “I have teenagers and [toddlers] at home,” said Rice. “They open my...

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Interactive Time-Walk Exhibit explores province's rich Black history

Angie Deveau

Posted: November 15, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


History will come to life as the New Brunswick Black History Society (NBBHS) unveils its Time-Walk Exhibit on the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. This exhibit, which takes visitors on a journey through Black New Brunswickers' significant contributions and stories, will be launched on Nov. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Members of the community are invited. Dr. Petra Hauf, UNB's provost and vice-president academic expressed her enthusiasm for the exhibit's contribution to education and...

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UNB research team releases findings on abortion access in New Brunswick

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: November 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Clinic 554 in Fredericton. Photo: Val Edelman Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have released the results of a major study on abortion access in New Brunswick. Their report, which covers the period of 2015 to the present, concludes that significant barriers remain in providing equitable access to procedural abortions, which are also called surgical abortions. “The lack of access to these services affects all people living in New Brunswick, but it hits some folks much...

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New peer-to-peer mental health support available for students anytime, anywhere

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: November 9, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


  All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and St. Thomas University (STU) now have free 24/7 access to a peer-to-peer online mental health support program. Members get support when they need it and give support when they can. “We know that connection is so important to mental health. Like food, water and sleep, we need it to survive. Togetherall is about connecting with another human being the moment you need support,” said April...

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Three people with ties to UNB appointed to the Senate

UNB News

Posted: November 3, 2023 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Joan Kingston, John McNair and Krista Ross, three people with strong connections to the University of New Brunswick (UNB), have been appointed to fill vacancies in the Senate. Kingston, a registered nurse and a former member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, has a long history with the university. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from UNB (BN'78) and is currently a consultant with the Faculty of Nursing. She recently retired from UNB after 10 years as nurse manager, co-manager of...

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Dr. Jennifer Russell to lead planned UNB institute of population health

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jennifer Russell (BSc’97), New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health widely regarded for her leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, will join the University of New Brunswick (UNB) this fall as the executive director leading a planned institute of population health. “We are happy to welcome Dr. Russell back to UNB. Her experience and passions will be instrumental in guiding our work to advance population health initiatives in New Brunswick and beyond,” said...

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UNB partnership with NB Power recognized with national innovation award

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: November 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


An ongoing, decade-long research collaboration supporting the future of New Brunswick’s primary hydroelectric facility has been recognized with a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation. Among this year’s recipients are Dr. Allen Curry, a professor of biology, forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), and NB Power, who are receiving the award in recognition of the success of the Mactaquac Aquatic...

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UNB researchers will advance national cybersecurity knowledge and capabilities

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: October 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Three cybersecurity projects led by the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are among the 20 research and development, commercialization and training projects that will receive a total of $11.2 million in funding from the recently established National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC). The funding bundle, announced today, represents the first major research investment by the NCC under the Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN) program. Combined, UNB’s three projects will receive just over...

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Cheyenne Joseph awarded Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 26, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Cheyenne Joseph, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Piluwitahasuwin, was recently awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for her exceptional contributions in the fields of nursing, rehabilitation, education and research and for her unwavering commitment to the advancement of Mi'kmaq wellness and culture. Kevin Arseneau, a member of the provincial Legislative Assembly for Kent County, presented Joseph with the prestigious medal at a small event hosted by UNB at the...

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Free tuition contest gives winner ‘peace of mind’

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: October 19, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


It was mid-June when Sam Kyataka, in his final year of high school, found out he was the winner of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) annual free tuition contest. He was sitting in class at Fredericton High School when he was called to the office, “I thought I was in trouble,” he said. Like many students entering their first year at UNB, Sam entered the contest online. “I never thought I would win,” he said, “but I am so grateful I did.” He called his...

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UNB and PSAC-PTSU sign collective agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 18, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: Front row left to right: Erin Fyfe, Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau, Melissa Hannah, Dawn Dignam, Jennifer Sutton, Tanya Pitt. Back row left to right: Dax MacLean, Bruce Miller, Petra Hauf (On screen), Paul Mazerolle, Chris Miller and Jake Calder. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Public Service Alliance of Canada Local 60551, Professional and Technical Staff Union (PTSU), which represents 393 employees of various capacities, including professional and technical staff positions,...

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UNB students make the world more sustainable, one small action at a time

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: October 17, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


These six students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are finding ways big and small to impact the environment. Here are some of their easy, innovative and inspiring tips to help you go green during Sustainability Month in October. Madiha KantrooMaster of environmental management, Fredericton campus “It shouldn’t take a disaster to realize we’re doing something wrong.” At 15, after surviving catastrophic flooding in her homeland of Kashmir in northern India,...

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UNB celebrates graduates and installs new chancellor

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: October 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will honour the achievements of 724 fall graduates at convocation ceremonies on Oct. 19 in Fredericton and Oct. 20 in Saint John. Three hundred and sixteen people will be awarded bachelor’s degrees, 387 master’s degrees and 21 will earn the highest academic honour, a PhD. Installation of the Chancellor H. Wade MacLauchlan (LLB’81) will be inaugurated as UNB's seventh modern Chancellor at the Fredericton ceremony. MacLauchlan is deeply...

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Statement from UNB’s President

Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: October 13, 2023 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear students, faculty and staff: I am deeply saddened by events in the Middle East this past week and I acknowledge the impact this has had on members of the UNB community. My thoughts are with everyone affected, including members of our UNB community with loved ones in the region. I want our students, faculty and staff who are impacted by these events to know that we are here to support them. I know there is additional concern about potential international unrest today, Oct. 13. I encourage...

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UNB, NBCC will develop digital pathways program with $1 million gift from J.D. Irving, Limited

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo: Adrienne Oldford, executive director of the McKenna Institute, announced the new digital pathways program at an event Oct. 12 in Fredericton. The McKenna Institute, University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) have announced the development of a new digital pathways program for industry-related careers, made possible through a $1 million gift from J.D. Irving, Limited. Focused on developing a talent pipeline to improve digital...

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Meet Chancellor Wade MacLauchlan, UNB’s ‘Volunteer in Chief’

Mark Leger

Posted: October 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Wade MacLauchlan has a long history at the University of New Brunswick (UNB): student, fundraiser, faculty member, dean of law and now chancellor. And the symbol of that continuity is a humble coffee cup given to him at a university fundraising meeting at the Hoyt fire hall decades ago and something he still drinks from to this day. “Carl Tompkins (the dean of science at the Saint John campus at the time) was the vice chair of the committee, and we were very close,” says...

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UNB welcomes its first Fulbright Canada Research Chair

Marcia Seitz-Ehler

Posted: October 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s faculty of computer science and McKenna Institute recently welcomed Dr. Xun Ge as UNB’s first Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Digital Transformation. Ge is an accomplished scholar in learning design and technologies and a professor and incoming chair in the department of learning technologies at the University of North Texas. During her semester at UNB, Ge is expanding her expertise in instructional design development to extended reality and artificial intelligence to...

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Pond-Deshpande Centre helps launch network to empower women and non-binary entrepreneurs

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: left to right, back to front: Gabriella Yapp, SVX; Filsan Farrah, Pillar Non-Profit; Tom Vargas, New Power Labs; Allison Gibson, Spring; Katie Davey, Pond-Deshpande Centre; Sagal Dualeh, Canadian Women's Foundation; Vanessa Paesani, Pond-Deshpande Centre; Melanie Rupp, WeBC; Helen Zhou, SVX. The Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of a group of leading organizations across Canada that have launched WIN-VC Canada (Women and Nonbinary Impact...

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Prestigious international scholarship in memory of Lady Vi enters second year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 5, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: Inaugural Lady Vi Scholar, Arushi Sabnis stands with the Max Aitken, president of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation and Charlotte Aitken, board member, in front of a portrait of the Aitken's grandmother, Lady Violet (Vi) Aitken, at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery during a Beaverbrook Scholars celebration on Sept. 29, 2023. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to celebrate its most prestigious scholarship for international students, made possible through a $1 million...

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UNB alumnus Dr. Alan Cherrington to receive honorary Doctor of Science

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 5, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Alan Cherrington will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at The University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus’s 69th Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19. Dr. Cherrington is a UNB alumnus, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1967. He earned both a Master of Science in physiology (1969) and PhD in physiology (1973) from the University of Toronto. He completed his post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is currently a professor there in...

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UNB's newest Piluwitahasuwin will lead Indigenous engagement and outreach

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Cheyenne Joseph, an Indigenous advocate, leader and trailblazer, will be officially installed as the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) newest Piluwitahasuwin, associate vice president of Indigenous engagement on Oct. 10. With a background in Indigenous education, cultural revitalization and community empowerment, Joseph brings knowledge and experience to steer the university in its commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and engagement. Joseph’s involvement in her Mi'kmaq...

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UNB announces Dr. Petra Hauf as Provost and Vice-President Academic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 3, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Petra Hauf as UNB’s Provost and Vice-President Academic. As UNB’s current Vice-President Saint John, Dr. Hauf has proven to be an exceptional leader and advocate for UNB and I look forward to having her begin this new role on November 13. Dr. Hauf came to Canada in 2006 through the Canada Research Chair program where she held the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Development at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX)....

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UNB research week celebrates a diversity of work that makes our communities stronger

Mark Leger

Posted: October 3, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In an article published in April in the leading journal, Nature, University of New Brunswick (UNB) associate professor Dr. Anthony Taylor was part of a team that reported on new research that shows that forests with a diverse mix of tree species are ideal for carbon sequestration, a crucial element in mitigating climate change. Like a forest with a mix of trees that create a healthier environment, UNB has a diverse range of research activities that make our communities and economies...

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Cheyenne Joseph on the cultural practices of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony

Angie Deveau

Posted: September 28, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


To honour residential school survivors and remember the children who did not return home, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host a National Truth and Reconciliation Day ceremony on Sept. 30. This commemorative event will take place on the Fredericton campus and livestream on the Saint John campus. As we approach the third year of this ceremony, there remains a need for understanding and respect regarding cultural practices around ceremonies like this. Cheyenne Joseph, UNB’s...

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Students provide support to peers facing mental health challenges

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 27, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


As peer supporters at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Amanda Smith and James Martin provide confidential help to students experiencing mental health challenges. As people with lived experience, they listen, share and offer resources. Smith is a fifth-year mature bachelor of arts (BA) student majoring in psychology and student union president on the Fredericton campus. She has also personally experienced trauma, so she understands the importance of knowing her emotions, how they show...

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UNB welcomes 2023-24 Schulich Leaders to campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 27, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo of Hannah Kamogawa The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomes to campus the 2023-24 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship, Canada’s most coveted science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, more than 1,400 students were nominated, only 100 of whom received this celebrated award. Chelsea McKinley of Saint John, N.B., is a recipient of the $120,000 Schulich Leader...

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UNB announces 2023-24 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the 2023-24 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award: Vera Chen, Carlie Rogers and Analissa Salmon. Valued at $50,000 over four years, the annual award is given to three outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools who display high academic ability, financial need and contribution to their communities. “It is my pleasure to welcome these three impressive young people to the Beaverbrook Scholar family,” said...

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Halifax event will feature former First Lady Michelle Obama

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 20, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will be the featured speaker at an event in Halifax in October organized by the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council in collaboration with six post-secondary institutions in the region, including the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Obama, who recently wrapped up a book tour for The Light We Carry, will speak at the Scotiabank Centre on October 18 as part of the council’s 75th-anniversary celebrations. “We are honoured and...

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Sisters of Charity want UNB scholarship to ‘help make education possible for everyone’

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: September 20, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo: Sister Mary Beth McCurdy, Rachel Friesen and Sister Pat Poole. During September, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is shining a light on the Student Experience through stories that showcase how the university tries to foster a vibrant, inclusive and supportive culture for its students. This is the third story in the series. Rachel Friesen started school later than most. Before she came to UNB, she was working for a non-profit organization that runs a children’s home in...

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A celebration of culture and storytelling at the UNB Fall Indigenous Film Festival

Angie Deveau

Posted: September 19, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


As part of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Saint John campus is hosting the Fall Indigenous Film Festival from Sept. 26 to 28, offering an opportunity to explore Indigenous cultures and stories, fostering meaningful conversations about truth, reconciliation and justice. The festival will take place at 7 p.m. each night in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Presented by the UNB Saint John faculty of arts and the Lorenzo Society, it will...

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UNB students step into another world through study abroad program

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: September 15, 2023 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In the month of September, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is shining a light on the Student Experience through stories that showcase how the university tries to foster a vibrant, inclusive and supportive culture for its students. This is the second story in the series. Heading off on a solo adventure to explore a new country can be a scary experience and one that often feels distant or unattainable for university students. The Summer Term in Europe Program (STEP) at the University of...

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UNB initiative has a vision for health and long-term care

Ken McGeorge

Posted: September 8, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Ken McGeorge, BS, DHA, CHE is a retired career health-care CEO and author of Health Care Reform in New Brunswick. This commentary originally appeared in the Telegraph-Journal Aug. 26. Aug. 9, 2023, should be regarded as a major turning point for health and long-term care in New Brunswick. For decades in most other provinces, there have been academic programs that focus on health-care organization and leadership. Ontario was the first with University of Toronto’s prestigious graduate...

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UNB and IGT make a game-changing announcement

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: September 7, 2023 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


International Game Technology (PLC) will invest $3 million at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support interdisciplinary research and teaching, focusing on AI, data science, gaming software and hardware platforms, game design, theory and modelling. At an announcement last week in Moncton, Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s president and vice-chancellor, said the investment will also support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students and upgrades to UNB’s Significant Play...

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UNB jump-starts the school year with orientation week activities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


  The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are coming to life as Orientation Week activities begin and school gets back in session. Here are some of the Fall 2023 Orientation highlights: UNB Fredericton International student orientation: Friday, Sept.1. For all new international students, including degree-seeking, exchange and PAEP students. Check-in day: Saturday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. For all new students. Townhouse check-in and opt-ins:...

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UNB program will allow nursing students to graduate in three years

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the provincial government have announced funding for a three-year delivery of its bachelor of nursing program in Saint John as part of a package of initiatives to address the shortage of nurses in the province. The program, set to launch in September of next year, will complement the university’s regular four-year program, “by offering a different delivery timeline for our bachelor of nursing program, through a three terms per year...

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Toronto Raptors star teaming up with McKenna Institute to help UNB students from Cameroon

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Pascal Siakam has become a star forward with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a young player in Cameroon with a lot of talent and potential, Siakam’s father always told him not to take a career in basketball for granted. Though things worked out for the two-time all-star and NBA champion, he’s paying it forward with a scholarship program for young people coming from Cameroon to the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Siakam and his PS43...

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UNB brings virtual nursing education to Miramichi and Moncton

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: August 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


New Brunswick needs nurses. That’s why licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in the Miramichi and Moncton regions now have the option to obtain their registered nursing (RN) certification virtually through the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Learn Where You Live program. “UNB's faculty of nursing is making healthcare education more accessible by using technology to meet the needs of students where they live and work," said UNB president and vice-chancellor Dr. Paul...

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UNB expertise and innovation supported by new funding

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 29, 2023 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Government of Canada will provide more than $2.25 million in financial support for research at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The government announced the funding bundle on August 29, which comprises 48 separate grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). NSERC’s support includes 13 new Discovery Grant awards, which fund the development...

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Empowering excellence: UNB and partners unveil the launch of Study NB

Angie Deveau

Posted: August 18, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), their government partners and seven other post-secondary institutions in the province have partnered on a shared website portal to boost the population of post-secondary students provincewide and support them on their educational journey. The Study NB platform allows prospective students to navigate various programs and institutions. The site also includes information on securing student financial assistance and general information on making a home in...

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Designing the future of healthcare, today

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 15, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Petra Hauf is the Vice-President Saint John at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). This article originally appeared in the Telegraph-Journal on August 12. In an article that appeared in the May 26 Telegraph Journal, columnist Ken McGeorge spoke to the challenges of recruiting and retaining professional health care staff. He stressed that a supportive workplace culture and effective management are key. Among the ways New Brunswick can develop these essential elements, he cited...

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Breaking new ground in the health sector

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A significant milestone was reached on UNB’s Saint John campus August 9 with an official groundbreaking at the future location of the new Health and Social Innovation Centre (HSIC). The 65,000 square foot HSIC building will provide a home for UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative, or IHI. The IHI will educate innovative leaders and find bold solutions to tackle the health grand challenges of today and tomorrow. “The importance of IHI to UNB, Saint John and the province cannot...

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Artworks celebrate the rich culture of Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq and Peskotomuhkatiyik traditions

Angie Deveau

Posted: July 26, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


In a celebration of Indigenous culture, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus unveiled three artworks in Hazen Hall that pay homage to the rich heritage and distinct perspectives of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq and Peskotomuhkatiyik nations. The artworks were created by local Indigenous artists. They include: Wolastoq Song (painting), by Emma Hassencahl-Perley of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation); Kuhkumossonnuk (wampum belt), by Lisa-Maude Aubin-Berube of Wolastoqiyik...

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SolarButterfly lands on UNB’s Saint John campus

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: July 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


If you happened to be on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus earlier this month, it was hard to miss the Tesla Model X pulling a large butterfly-shaped trailer surrounded by solar panels right in front of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. The SolarButterfly, nicknamed for its solar panel-covered “wings,” is on a mission to demonstrate to the world that solutions to climate change exist and motivate individuals to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. The...

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MBA students design app to help Port Saint John reduce carbon emissions

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: July 19, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo: Firdavs Nabiev, John Taiwo Omotayo, Rahul Murakkat Purushothaman, Bhanu Vamsi Lekkala and Shanshan Zhang. Port Saint John is on a mission to help reduce the carbon emissions of the businesses that operate on port land and use its facilities. An experienced and skilled group of University of New Brunswick (UNB) students have developed the concept for an app that could help get them there. The team of master of business administration (MBA) students, which includes Shanshan Zhang, Rahul...

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A UNB professor’s ‘pre-retirement’ journey around North America by boat

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: July 18, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


People dream of doing things like travelling around North America by boat when they retire – heading off into the sunset once their work is done. For Allen Curry, it will be his last project before he retires as he embarks on a year-and-a-half trip on the continent’s eastern rivers, lakes and ocean coastline that will bring attention to water issues in communities along his route. The trip, also known as the Weaving Waters Expedition, was inspired by Rachel Carson’s book...

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New Brunswick tests ground-breaking child’s rights monitoring platform

Hillary Creamer Robinson

Posted: July 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo: Dr. Ziba Vaghri and her team of researchers have developed GlobalChild, a child's rights monitoring platform being piloted in New Brunswick. The University of New Brunswick is shining a light on innovation and entrepreneurship at UNB through stories that inspire, transform, provoke, and drive society toward a brighter, healthier tomorrow. This is the final story in the series. A University of New Brunswick (UNB) researcher and her team of experts say New Brunswick is the first...

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UNB student learns about cybersecurity and ‘home restaurants’ on tour of Israel

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In the busy city of Beersheba in the Negev desert, Alaba Olawunmi sat in the backyard of a home restaurant taking in the food and culture of Israel for the first time in her life this past March. “The story of Israel is better experienced than it is told,” said Olawunmi. “It was amazing to take it in first-hand and meet so many wonderful people, and a privilege to meet the President of Israel and Jordan’s Prime Minister, among others.” From Nigeria to Canada,...

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UNB and PSAC reach tentative agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and PSAC Local 60551, Professional and Technical Staff Union (PTSU) – a union that represents employees on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses who are employed in various capacities including professional and technical staff positions - have reached a tentative agreement. Collective bargaining has been underway since August 2022 following the expiry of the current agreement on June 30, 2022. Union members will have an opportunity to decide...

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UNB welcomes new governing leaders

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 7, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Note: The following message was sent to UNB students, faculty and staff on July 7, 2023, from UNB’s President & Vice-Chancellor, Paul J. Mazerolle Dear UNB faculty, staff and students, UNB’s governing leaders play a crucial role in providing strategic direction and oversight of the university to ensure the institution’s success and advancement. A few weeks ago, we announced UNB’s next Chancellor, Wade MacLauchlan, who began his term on July 2, 2023. Today, I am pleased...

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Community greenhouses will help people access affordable, healthy food

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: July 6, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Max Noël is part of a team of UNB engineering graduates tackling food insecurity with a plan to build innovative community greenhouses. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is shining a light on innovation and entrepreneurship at UNB through stories that inspire, transform, provoke, and drive society toward a brighter, healthier tomorrow. This is the third story in the series. A group of environmentally and socially conscious engineering students from the University of New Brunswick...

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Expertise and ingenuity at UNB limb clinic go hand-in-hand to change lives

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin and Roseleen Kafley

Posted: July 5, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Left to right: Troy Chapman; Wendy Hill, research occupational therapist; Dan Dafonseca, prosthetics research technician; Heather Daley, research prosthetist. Photo credit: Jeremy Elder-Jubelin. Near the bottom of the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus is a small clinic that changes peoples' lives, one prosthesis at a time. Sometimes, a client has a specific request that gives the Atlantic Clinic for Upper Limb Prosthetics pause – like their recent project for...

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McKenna Institute summit brings together New Brunswick’s innovators and entrepreneurs

Mark Leger

Posted: July 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


From left to right: Hans Keirstead, CEO of AIVITA Biomedical Inc.; Adrienne Oldford, executive director, The McKenna Institute; Frank McKenna, Benefactor, The McKenna Institute; Dr. Paul Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor, UNB. Photo credit: UNB Media Services. For most people, talk of digital innovation makes them think about software development and smartphones, not farming and forestry. That wasn’t the case at the recent McKenna Institute Digital Innovation Summit at the...

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New research chair augments advanced 3D metal printing expertise

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: July 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has advanced its leadership in materials engineering with the appointment of a new research chair. Dr. Hamed Asgari will take up a five-year term as the Lockheed Martin Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing, joining the team at UNB’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE). As chair, Dr. Asgari will support the development of new knowledge and techniques in the use of 3D metal printing for marine applications. “Since...

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Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle Reappointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 29, 2023 3:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Note: The following message was sent to UNB students, faculty and staff on June 29, 2023, from the Chair of UNB’s Board of Governors, Robyn Tingley. Dear UNB faculty, staff and students, As Chair of UNB’s Board of Governors and the Presidential Review Committee, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle has been reappointed as President and Vice-Chancellor of UNB for another five-year term, beginning July 1, 2024. I am proud of our collective decision to reappoint Dr....

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Land blessing ceremony paves the way for future site of UNB's HSIC

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 29, 2023 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On a drizzly day in June, the community gathered for a blessing of the future site of the Health and Social Innovation Centre (HSIC) at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. Evan Sacobie, fire keeper from Sitansisk, assisted by Jim Langmaid, prepared the sacred fire on the grounds of the Ward Chipman Library with students, faculty, staff, community members and donors on hand for the ceremony. After they lit the fire, Todd Ross, Indigenous Advisor on UNB’s Saint John...

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Collaborative success: Jake Augustine's journey to leadership and empowerment

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 28, 2023 9:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Over the next four weeks, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will shine a light on innovation and entrepreneurship at UNB through stories that inspire, transform, provoke, and drive society toward a brighter, healthier tomorrow. This is the second story in the series. Jake Augustine, a transformative force in the New Brunswick seafood industry, is charting a future where McGraw Seafood's success transcends financial achievements. Inspired by his experience at the Wallace McCain Institute...

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Two $100,000 endowments will fund Indigenous student research at UNB and STU

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 22, 2023 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Former lieutenant governor Graydon Nicholas called it a great example of “reconcili-action.” At an event in Fredericton on June 21, attended by Nicholas, it was announced that entrepreneur and conservationist J.W. (Bud) Bird had established two $100,000 endowments to fund annual Indigenous student research projects at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and St. Thomas University (STU). The Atlantic Salmon Federation and Miramichi Salmon Association will administer the...

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Social innovation lab helps connect early childcare educators

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: June 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Atlantic Canada Early Childhood Education Lab members at the 2023 Early Childhood Development Association of P.E.I Spring Conference. Left to right: Madeleine Whalen, Amanda Hachey, Dan Ritchie, Linn Vizard and Molly Balcom Raleigh. Over the next four weeks, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will shine a light on innovation and entrepreneurship at UNB through stories that inspire, transform, provoke, and drive society toward a brighter, healthier tomorrow. This is the first story in the...

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Unwavering Spirit: How one Indigenous artist worked with her community to preserve Indigenous language

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In the fall of last year, folks from the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus erected a tipi. They invited the community to attend a smudging ceremony and sacred fire to celebrate and share this space. The gatherings included meetings with Elder Jeannie Bartibogue, UNB's Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence, who shared her knowledge of smudging, sweat lodges and longhouses. But this tipi was more than just a structure. It was a call to...

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UNB launches special series on innovation and entrepreneurship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 19, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Over the next four weeks, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will shine a light on innovation and entrepreneurship at UNB through the stories that inspire, transform, provoke, and drive society toward a brighter, healthier tomorrow. At UNB, challenge is opportunity. As the beating heart of innovation and entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada; UNB is home to a diverse community of experts, thought leaders and changemakers on a mission to disrupt the status quo with bold, cutting-edge ideas...

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The year of the goalie at UNB

Mark Leger

Posted: June 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Kendra Woodland grew up with two older brothers; Shayne was a defenceman and Riley a goalie. A fierce competitor at a young age, Woodland aspired to be as good or better than them. When she was ten, she told her father she’d rather be a goalie than a position player. “I wasn't a goal scorer, so I got a little frustrated and said, ‘you know what, dad? I want to be a goalie like Riley and see what I can do,’” Woodland said in a recent interview from her home in...

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UNB celebrates 40 years of the computer science co-op program

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: June 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's (UNB) faculty of computer science (CS) co-operative education program has made substantial contributions to the workforce in Canada and beyond over the past 40 years. The co-op program equips students with skills in cybersecurity, data science, computer programming and software development, among others, preparing them to tackle the significant challenges of today in a fast-paced, increasingly digitized economy and world. Last year the program officially...

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UNB researcher awarded $300,000 specialized nuclear research grant

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 16, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Olga Palazhchenko, a researcher at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER), has been awarded new funding to further develop the centre’s leading work in support of small modular reactor (SMR) design, safety and operation. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) awarded Palazhchenko, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, more than $300,000 from...

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UNB co-op student is helping to create app for Indigenous storybook series

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: June 15, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In the middle of the isolating pandemic, Michael Hennessey and Rachel McNair set out to create culturally relevant resources to support children and their parents while at home. So, they wrote a three-part Turtle Island series of books using beloved Mi’gmaq-inspired characters. “A big portion of our clinical caseload are elementary school-aged kids,” said Hennessey, a member of Pabineau First Nation in Northern New Brunswick. “When the pandemic hit, we could no longer...

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Flexible UNB program is a breath of fresh air for respiratory therapists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2023 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Tiffany Marie Whitty is a respiratory therapist in P.E.I. with a diploma from the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). She always wanted to complete her bachelor's degree but never thought it was possible. Then she learned about a program she could do online through the University of New Brunswick. “My work, my family and my life are in P.E.I. Balancing studies, work and my family can be tricky. But I attend [UNB) virtually and it totally works for me,” said Whitty, a...

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H. Wade MacLauchlan appointed as UNB’s next chancellor

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. It is my honour and privilege to announce that H. Wade MacLauchlan (LLB’81) has been appointed as the next chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. A well-known Canadian legal expert, academic, university administrator, politician and community leader, Wade MacLauchlan is the perfect candidate to guide and inspire our institution as we move...

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UNB grows longstanding nuclear research relationship with national partners

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has signed a new memorandum of understanding with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canada’s nuclear Crown corporation, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology laboratory. The new agreement builds on an existing partnership with UNB’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) and seeks to expand the relationship into new domains, such as cybersecurity, hydrogen, medical isotopes,...

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Fostering the growth and success of Indigenous people with disabilities

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 8, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


“Each person is a sacred pipe, no matter our nationality or background and we are always in ceremony. We need to start looking after ourselves, clearing out our eyes so we can see the strength in our life.” These were the words of Elder Andrea Simon in her opening statements as she led a five-hour circle discussion on June 1, 2023, on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus. The discussion, which coincided with the beginning of Indigenous History Month, was...

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Recognizing Indigenous History Month at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The UNB community will commemorate National Indigenous History Month in June and honour the remarkable contributions of the Wabanaki people in New Brunswick. Transforming intentional thinking into meaningful action is a crucial element in the university’s UNB Toward 2030 strategic vision. Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, which means allowing our thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth, is the commitment identified within the strategic plan. As an institution of...

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UNB and JDI announce 2023 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is among the university's most prestigious awards. “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers with training, education and through a rewarding career here at home is at the heart of our business and our...

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UNB and the McKenna Institute to Host Fulbright Canada Visiting Scholar

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: May 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will be home to a new Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Digital Transformation. It will be housed in UNB’s faculty of computer science, enabling collaborative opportunities that advance artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science knowledge. They are jointly hosted by the Faculty of Computer Science and funded by UNB’s McKenna Institute. “This Fulbright Canada Research Chair Award enhances the faculty of computer...

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UNB, CPSA launch first sales exam centre in Atlantic Canada

Marcia Seitz-Ehler

Posted: May 30, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


On May 25, government, university and business leaders gathered at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in uptown Saint John to celebrate its new Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) licensed exam centre. The enhanced collaboration between UNB and CPSA, the national governing body for sales professionals, will benefit students and companies in Atlantic Canada. An easily accessible pathway to professional designation attracts more students to UNB’s programs, which results in...

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First students to graduate from new BH program appreciate well-rounded, innovative education

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: May 26, 2023 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) first cohort of bachelor of health (BH) students are off to become the next generation of health professionals, advocates and communicators to help solve the grand challenges we face in healthcare today. Launched in 2020 as part of the Integrated Health Initiative at UNB Saint John, the BH program is a four-year interdisciplinary program focused on all aspects of health. It allows students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in...

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Novel way to sort chicks wins top honours at 2023 Product Design and Development Competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of the RBC Product Design and Development Competition, which took place on March 30 as part of the Engineering Design Symposium. UNB’s annual Engineering Design Symposium gives final-year engineering students from all disciplines, including Product Design and Development (TME 4025) students, the opportunity to showcase their innovative projects...

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UNB expands partnership with Vietnamese business school

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 25, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will experience an influx this fall of business students from Foreign Trade University (FTU), a globally esteemed university in Hanoi, Vietnam, with satellite campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Quảng Ninh. Participating students, who will have already completed two years of business studies at FTU, will finish their degrees at UNB and graduate with a bachelor of business administration. A memorandum of understanding, signed May 18...

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Former Prime Minister and President of Guyana receives Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from UNB

Kelly Anderson

Posted: May 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Samuel Hinds (BScCHE’67, DSc’94), the Guyanese Ambassador to the U.S. and former prime minister and president of Guyana, visited his alma mater in Fredericton last week, where he was honoured with the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award and inducted into the Engineering Wall of Fame at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Born and raised in Guyana, Ambassador Hinds came to UNB on a scholarship to study chemical engineering and says that his training in Canada was one of his...

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UNB celebrates award recipients at spring graduation ceremonies

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: May 15, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This week marks the culmination of years of work by so many, as the University of New Brunswick (UNB) gathers to celebrate the 2023 spring graduation May 17, 18 and 19. UNB congratulates the 1,655 graduates who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this milestone. This year, 1,322 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 335 students will receive master’s degrees, and 20 students will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The Governor General’s...

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UNB-led research project aims to improve access to mammograms for Arabic-speaking refugee women

Marisa Lancione

Posted: May 15, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In Canada, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The probability of survival at least five years after diagnosis is 88 percent. Over the past decades, breast cancer's mortality rate has decreased, partly because of early detection through screening. However, despite Canada’s universal health-care system and provincially led breast cancer screening programs, immigrant and refugee women face inequities in accessing breast cancer screening. A research...

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Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation invests $100,000 in nursing education

Eric Marks

Posted: May 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce a gift of $100,000 in support of education for nurses at Horizon Health Network’s Saint John Regional Hospital. The Foundation’s gift will establish the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation Transforming Health Care Fund. The announcement was made on May 11 in celebration of National Nursing Week (May 8-14). The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation Transforming...

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Three nursing school graduates reflect on their experience in UNB programs

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: May 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Nursing isn't just a job; it's a calling and passion, led by dedicated people who work tirelessly to heal the sick and comfort the hurting. From community based primary health care to the emergency room and intensive care unit, nurses are the unsung heroes and backbone of the healthcare system. Although nursing is a demanding profession, those called to it find great satisfaction in making a difference in people’s lives. In recognition of National Nursing Week, the University of New...

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UNB's Saint John valedictorian offers advice to future students

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: May 10, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


“It’s okay to figure things out as you go. As long as you’re striving towards your goals and doing things you love, everything will work out.” That is one of the lessons valedictorian Clara Kelly learned during her time at the University of New Brunswick. Kelly is graduating with a bachelor of nursing degree and addressing the spring 2023 graduates in the faculties of arts; science, applied science and engineering and business on the Saint John...

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UNB to honour valedictorians and professors at 2023 spring graduation ceremonies

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: May 3, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2023. The university will also honour three outstanding professors. Kianna Bear-Hetherington Valedictorian Kianna Bear-Hetherington will address students in the faculties of forestry and environmental management, nursing and science on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. As the first Wolastoqey valedictorian and Indigenous...

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How to improve Indigenous maternal health outcomes? Bring midwifery back to heal communities

Marisa Lancione

Posted: April 28, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


In 2022, Pilick, Kingsclear First Nation, a Wolastoqey community located 15 kilometres west of Fredericton, saw its first home birth in 85 years. The return of home births like this is a recent occurrence in Fredericton and the surrounding areas, made possible only because midwifery services are again available to families. While New Brunswick has publicly funded midwifery since 2016, access to services is limited with the province funding only four midwife positions in Fredericton since...

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UNB Announces Currie Scholars for 2023-24

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 27, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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Women's rugby and law leaders among those celebrated at UNB Alumni Awards

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


What do a medical student, World Rugby Council finance chair and founder of the Queer Studies Association of Canada have in common? They are all University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduates and now they are also recipients of Proudly UNB Awards. This diverse and impressive group is joining other UNB alumni at the Associated Alumni Proudly UNB Awards, which honour UNB alumni for outstanding service to their alma mater, communities, province or country and beyond. “We are so proud of our...

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UNB and Habitat for Humanity invite community to donate gently used household items

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 13, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


As a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship across universities in Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) addresses the world’s environmental crisis in a holistic way, one that not only acts on social injustice but also considers the economic, cultural and social well-being of our community. Continuing its commitment to environmentalism, UNB Sustainability will help faculty, staff, and students recycle household goods with Habitat for Humanity Restore for a...

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UNB to grant five honorary degrees during May graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 5, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


What do a physician, filmmaker, business leader, broadcaster and NHL hockey player all have in common? These outstanding individuals exemplify the values cherished by The University of New Brunswick’s academic community, and each will receive honorary degrees during the University’s spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John from May 17 to 19, 2023. Mary Conley will receive an honorary doctorate of science in Fredericton on May 17 at 10 a.m. Dr. Conley is a...

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UNB welcomes two Ukrainian women to the procurement services office team

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Facing language and cultural barriers, Galina Kyrychuk and Oksana Plyta, stepped foot on Canadian soil with their families for the first time last fall, seeking refuge from the ongoing war in Ukraine. With support from the non-profit organization Boaz Global, the two Ukrainian women found a host family in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where they currently live with their children. When they arrived, the women knew beginning a new life in an unfamiliar country would be challenging and made...

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Improving the social determinants of health through meaningful work placements

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 28, 2023 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Julia Kaine (BA’22) was in her fourth year of her bachelor of arts degree in communications at the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Saint John campus when she heard a student in the Social Sciences in Practicum course, SOCS 4501, present on the experiential education aspect of the class. Julia thought it sounded interesting and knew it was a class she wanted to take, so she reached out to the instructor, Sarah King, to enroll. SOCS 4501 provides students with a minimum of 60 hours...

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Eight students join list of UNB Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 28, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) inducted eight students as Sir Howard Douglas Scholars in recognition of their outstanding involvement, not only at UNB but also in their local and international communities. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars go on to achieve continued success both in academic endeavours and in contributing to the success of others,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at UNB. “These impressive individuals become part of a network of...

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New funding supports next-generation nuclear research at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Thanks to new financial support, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) will upgrade key scientific equipment, improving its research capabilities for current and next-generation nuclear power generation. The CNER will receive $1,928,005 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and $173,595 from the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF). “I wish to thank the minister and the Government of Canada, as well as the...

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UNB alum seizes opportunity to travel to Antarctica to film colossal squid

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Posted: March 22, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The colossal squid lives in the deep Southern Ocean and scientists believe it is the world’s largest squid species, measuring 10 to 12 metres and weighing up to 750 kilograms or more. However, much of the biology and ecology of the species is undiscovered and attempts to capture an image of this mysterious sea creature have so far been unsuccessful. In fact, no one has ever seen it alive. Scientists base their current knowledge about the colossal squid on a few specimens captured in...

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Campaign cabinet formed to realize the vision of UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative

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Posted: March 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is making a transformational investment in the future of healthcare in New Brunswick. Through the creation of a new Bachelor of Health degree program and dynamic healthcare and research partnerships housed in a state-of-the-art building, UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) will positively change healthcare now and in the future. While some funding has been secured from federal and provincial government partners, the university has formed a...

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UNB economics students solve real-world challenges in the first year

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Posted: March 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Two students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are among the first cohort to apply what they learn in their economics class to solve real-world issues starting as early as the first semester of their undergraduate degree. Last fall, these students were enrolled in Dr. Constantine Passaris’ principles of microeconomics course on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Passaris, who was invested into the Order of New Brunswick in 2021, is a professor of economics at UNB’s faculty of...

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UNB, NBCC and Marshall Skills Academy create new innovative programs to support manufacturing industry

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Posted: March 16, 2023 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Provincial government funding of $6.87 million is helping the University of New Brunswick (UNB), the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and Marshall Skills Academy deliver a work-integrated learning model aimed at New Brunswick’s workforce in the manufacturing sector. The funding supports manufacturing, technology and engineering programs and their associated qualifications. It also provides an opportunity for participants to be connected to the job market and have increased access...

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Kinesiology students apply classroom learning in the community at long-term care homes

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Posted: March 8, 2023 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


When students from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Physical Activity and Aging class had the opportunity to visit older adults living in a variety of long-term care settings and retirement residences, it gave them hands-on experience and a greater appreciation for what they were learning in the classroom. “I distinctly remember the first day looking at the number of participants with wheelchairs and thinking, ‘oh my, this is going to be tough,’ but seeing us...

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Collaborations in India create new global opportunities for New Brunswick students

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Posted: March 6, 2023 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On Feb. 4, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) president and vice-chancellor, Paul J. Mazerolle, had the honour of participating in the Evening with Legends panel at the Deshpande Foundation’s 14th Development Dialogue in Hubballi, Karnataka, India. Mazerolle shared the stage with other esteemed speakers, including Infosys founder N. R. Narayana Murthy, iMerit Technology CEO Radha Basu and GEP founder and president Roopa Gandhi Makhija. Deshpande Foundation co-founder Dr....

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Experiential learning programs provide students with a competitive advantage

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Posted: March 1, 2023 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In today’s world, students thrive on having opportunities to dig in and get their hands dirty. They look for the most impactful way to enhance their degrees and they want to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With that in mind, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has put experiential education at the forefront of its strategic vision. As one of Canada's top-ranked comprehensive universities, UNB provides students with this competitive advantage to meet their goals and...

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2023 BOOST: Ideation Camp, hosted by UNB, aims to develop sustainable solutions to climate change

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Posted: February 28, 2023 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


From March 16 to 20, the 2023 BOOST: Ideation Camp organized by the City of Fredericton in partnership with the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (JHSC) and faculty of computer science, the New Brunswick Community College and Ignite, will develop sustainable solutions to climate change. This innovative competition gives participants the opportunity to create ‘made-in-Fredericton’ design solutions that...

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UNB honours trailblazing lawyer and civil rights pioneer, Abraham Beverley Walker

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Posted: February 28, 2023 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB and the City of Saint John formalize the naming of Abraham B. Walker Way on Saint John campus The University of New Brunswick (UNB), in collaboration with the City of Saint John, is in the process of formalizing the name of a previously unnamed roadway. Abraham B. Walker Way will be the first roadway on the Saint John campus dedicated to a person. “Abraham Beverley Walker was a civil rights pioneer in New Brunswick and North America and deserves recognition for his notable...

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Discipline and resilience is taking UNB engineering graduate to 2024 Paralympics

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Posted: February 27, 2023 3:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In 2012, Alexandre Hayward was a competitive hockey player experiencing his draft year for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). While playing spring hockey in Quebec City, his life changed forever when an accident on the ice left him paralyzed from the neck down. At the age of 16 and suffering from an incomplete spinal cord injury, Hayward’s aspirations to pursue professional-level hockey ended and his everyday became about discovering if he’d walk and have normal body...

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New nursing initiative combines work and education, provides salary and tuition support

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 24, 2023 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


In the photo from L-R: Hon. Trevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour; Ann Drennan, Vice-President Academic, Innovation and Student Affairs, NBCC; Brenda Kinney, Vice-President and Chief Nursing Officer, Horizon Health; Hon. Bruce Fitch, Minister of Health; Hon. Dorothy Shephard, Minister of Social Development; Dr. Paul Mazerolle, President and Vice Chancellor, UNB Today, a new, innovative initiative was announced on the University of New Brunswick’s...

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Digital Acceleration for Indigenous Youth partnership announced with a multi-year commitment from Mastercard Foundation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 21, 2023 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Through an initiative to support the development of skills building in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) for youth in Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada, the Mastercard Foundation is supporting the Digital Acceleration for Indigenous Youth initiative. This innovative partnership is between the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Ulnooweg Education Centre, and the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI). At an announcement today at...

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Horizon Health Network secures seats in nursing leadership and management program

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Posted: February 16, 2023 2:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


There is no more challenging and important issue facing Canada today than the delivery of effective, efficient and sustainable healthcare. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and partners, such as the Horizon Health Network, are working together to address this challenge and to change the future of healthcare. Last year, UNB launched its new online certificate in nursing leadership and management program on the Saint John campus. This alone was good news. Since then, Horizon Health has...

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Students gain experiential learning at field school in Sipp Bay, Maine

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 16, 2023 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick (UNB) students have access to the region’s premier archaeological field school thanks to UNB’s support for experiential learning, which makes the program accessible for all. UNB and the University of New England (UNE) created the Downeast Coastal Archaeology Field School to investigate the cultural transitions among coastal hunter-gatherers from ca. 2,200 years ago to European contact. The field school occurs at two eroding Indigenous coastal sites in...

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Psychologists hope new tool will improve sexual well-being outcomes

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 14, 2023 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A group of psychology researchers have devised a new tool to help identify mental health challenges specific to sexual contexts. The Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy published the article, “Sensitivity in the Sexual Context: Links between Sexual Anxiety Sensitivity and Sexual Well-Being,” and PsyPost featured the authors in a recent news piece. All four contributors to the article are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) department of psychology (Fredericton...

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UNB business students win at 2023 Apex Business Plan Competition

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Posted: February 13, 2023 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Business students from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus were among the winners of the 2023 Apex Business Plan Competition on Jan. 26 and 27. The competition was created by UNB’s International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre to challenge participants to be innovative and creative as they develop, direct, organize and present a business plan or new venture to a panel of judges and mentors. UNB announced last month that the Bank of Montreal (BMO) pledged...

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UNB celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 9, 2023 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick (UNB) we have lots to celebrate, but today we shift our focus to the achievements and great successes of the many scientists, technologists and notable educators who happen to be women. The General Assembly of the United Nations recognizes that “women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should be strengthened.” This is why, since 2015, we have celebrated Feb. 11 as the International...

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UNB launches two new certificates in mental health and wellness

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Posted: February 8, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus has launched two new certificates specializing in mental health and wellness offered through the department of psychology. The certificates are designed to help students and professionals to further develop their understanding of mental health in a way that informs unique perspectives about the pathways to mental illness and psychological health and its broad relevance to personal and community wellness. "Understanding mental...

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UNB named one of the top employers in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 2, 2023 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of the best places to work and has the accolades to prove it. For the third year running, Forbes named UNB one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2023. Additionally, Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers named UNB to its list for 2023 - the eleventh year in a row for this honour. “UNB’s most valuable assets are our people, which is why we work hard to provide our employees with an exceptional workplace experience,” said Dr. Paul...

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Gift of $1 million extends support for young scholars at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2023 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is delighted to announce a $1 million gift from the Harrison McCain Foundation, extending the foundation’s long-standing support of early-career academics at UNB. The Harrison McCain Young Scholars Awards provide up to $25,000 to support new or recently hired faculty who have received their highest degree within the last 10 years. The awards may be used for research projects, additional study, travel, equipment or other initiatives in support of...

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New biology-psychology program offers students experiential-learning opportunities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 31, 2023 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is launching its biology-psychology program on the Fredericton campus this fall. Already offered on UNB’s Saint John campus, the biology-psychology program will meet the needs of students interested in studying the human body and human behaviour. Students enrolled in the interdepartmental program will complete the equivalent of a double major within the expected four years of a bachelor of science degree (BSc). “UNB is committed to providing...

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UNB engineering and computer science named top 20 per cent in the world

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2023 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The computer science and engineering faculties at the University of New Brunswick ranked in the 201-250 brackets on the Times Higher Education’s 2023 World University Rankings list by subject, placing UNB in the top 20 per cent in the world, number 1 in the Atlantic region and top 10 in Canada. The 2023 ranking included 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making it the largest and most diverse ranking to date. The list scores universities on four performance areas:...

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UNB alum leading the charge in Canadian nuclear industry

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Posted: January 17, 2023 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) alum is leading the charge as the first female-identifying chief nuclear engineer (CNE) at an operating utility in Canadian nuclear industry history. Jennifer Lennox (BSc’04, MScE'05) was named CNE of Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) in October 2021. Owned by NB Power, PLNGS is the only nuclear generating facility located in Atlantic Canada and the only operating Canadian nuclear power station located outside of Ontario. Through her...

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UNB's new environmental engineering program expected to attract top students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 9, 2023 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of science, applied science and engineering is launching a four-year environmental engineering program on the Saint John campus starting in the Fall of 2023. Built on a foundation of innovative thought and sustainable practices, the bachelor of science in environmental engineering program will prepare graduates to lead society and find innovative solutions in the face of a future defined by climate change. “The University of New...

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UNB/AUNBT Full-Time Group signs collective agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 22, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) signed a renewal collective agreement for full-time faculty on Dec. 15, 2022. The collective agreement, which covers 2022 to 2025, was ratified by the AUNBT full-time membership and the UNB Board of Governors. Certified by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board in 1979, the AUNBT is a bargaining unit that includes full-time UNB teachers and researchers. There are over 500 members...

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UNB receives $27.2 million commitment from federal and provincial governments

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Posted: December 20, 2022 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) received an early gift this holiday season in the form of a $27.2-million commitment from the Federal Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick. Announced at a packed event on Dec. 19, 2022, the funding will go toward constructing the Health and Social Innovation Centre at UNB’s Saint John campus. This building will be the hub for the Integrated Health Initiative, which will deliver interdisciplinary education, generate leading-edge...

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UNB named one of Canada’s Top Employers for tenth year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has officially been named on Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023) list for a decade. Each year, the Canada’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. list reflects the current needs of employees across Canada. After nearly three years living in a pandemic and slowly transitioning back to the workplace, the main theme this year was flexibility. This month, UNB introduced a remote work policy that includes a hybrid approach and fully remote work...

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UNB to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Posted: December 2, 2022 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the University of New Brunswick (UNB)will hold free public events on both campuses to acknowledge and mourn the anniversary of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Thirty-three years ago today, on Dec. 6, 1989, a senseless act of gender-based violence at École Polytechnique in Montréal took the lives of 14 women. We remember Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward,...

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UNB takes home 70 per cent of awards at event celebrating New Brunswick innovators

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Posted: November 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


On Nov. 22, entrepreneurs and innovators from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) took home 70 per cent of the awards at the inaugural InnovateNB Celebration for their future-forward businesses and services. The InnovateNB Celebration is a day-long event held in Saint John to raise awareness of the most current innovative work taking place in New Brunswick. The event included an industry trade show, recruitment showcase, round table leadership sessions and a “meet the investors”...

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Dr. Joel Martin helps UNB uncover the challenges and opportunities of a digital world

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), in collaboration with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, recently welcomed Dr. Joel Martin, the Chief Digital Research Officer and Chief Science Officer for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), back to the Fredericton campus. As the person tasked with promoting digital transformation across all areas of research in Canada, Martin has been a large part of the successful partnership between UNB and the NRC. The event...

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UNB scholar awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship

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Posted: November 29, 2022 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


With only 70 Banting Fellowships offered annually, it’s not every day that an institution has the opportunity to welcome and celebrate one. This year, for only the second time since the program’s inception in 2010, the University of New Brunswick has that honour. On Nov. 28, the Government of Canada announced this year’s recipients of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Among the Banting recipients is Dr. Daniel R. Meister, a...

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UNB advancing artificial intelligence and data science with $2.5 million commitment

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Posted: November 24, 2022 8:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus Dick Carpenter (BA ’72) and the McKenna Institute are pleased to announce a gift of $2.5 million to advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science at UNB. AI and data science have become essential elements in the creation of effective digital products and services. AI depends on large data sets for developing reliable predictive models and data science relies on AI algorithms to extract meaningful features from data...

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Research partners SPECTRAL and Kognitiv Spark combine to become innovators in mixed reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 21, 2022 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is advancing immersive technology research thanks to partnerships with local industry. The result is a pipeline where students receive hands-on training within a top mixed reality (MR) research lab and collaborate with an industry-leading MR company. The Spatial Computing Training and Research Lab (SPECTRAL) is an applied research outfit under the direction of UNB professor Dr. Scott Bateman. SPECTRAL works with partner companies like Kognitiv Spark on...

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UNB alum helping Canada become a global leader in clean energy

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Posted: November 16, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna, Maggie Manley (BScCHE'08, MScCHE'10, PhD'18), is helping New Brunswick and Canada to become a global leader in the nuclear energy industry. Manley and her team at ARC Clean Technology Canada Inc. (ARC) are in the process of licensing and commercializing Canada’s first-ever grid-scale Generation four advanced small modular reactor (aSMR), the latest generation of nuclear technology used in the world. The aSMR from ARC will be demonstrated at the...

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UNB is opening doors to graduate education for bachelor of health students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 16, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will now offer the honours distinction for qualified students enrolled in the bachelor of health program. This is another step in the growing expansion of the Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) at UNB. As the world of health and healthcare grows more complex, the bachelor of health program at the UNB Saint John campus is training and preparing the next generation of health professionals, advocates and communicators to help solve the grand challenges we...

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UNB welcomes seasoned senior executive as newest Vice-President

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 2:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


William (Bill) Best, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) newly announced Vice-President, Administration and Finance, said he sees his upcoming move back East as a repatriation of sorts. It is the story of a Maritimer coming home, which, he said, was always the intent. Currently, the president of Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, Best, has spent his entire career in post-secondary education. He worked for eight years at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in various...

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UNB helps dancers across the country collaborate using augmented reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Daniel Rea is working with Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada to create an augmented reality application that will change the way dancers collaborate across the country. An all-New Brunswick team at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI Lab) is in the process of developing the innovative new program called DanceXR. Collaborating with dancers across the country is a timely and expensive venture for many small Canadian dance companies. However, with...

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PITCH healthcare platform offers lifesaving preventative possibilities for NB seniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 14, 2022 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


What if there were a tool that tracked your aging loved one’s health and the data could show you when they were in decline – could you prevent a health emergency or an ambulance ride to the hospital? The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme recognized the need for a fully proactive solution to senior healthcare. He set about finding the solution with fellow researchers and collaborators. With the goal of keeping more New Brunswick seniors independent and healthy...

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New Brunswick universities and Regional Health Authorities partner to pilot patient-centred navigation program for those living with dementia

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 10, 2022 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A team from the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at the University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton, Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network recently launched Navigating Dementia NB. This province-wide, community-based, bilingual pilot program focuses on helping those living with dementia, their care partners and their care teams as they navigate a complicated maze of health and social services. “At the core of the program are a team of seven...

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Canada's LGBT purge, 30 years later: Todd Ross reflects

Todd Ross

Posted: November 8, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The 30th anniversary of the official end of the LGBT Purge in Canada was marked this year on Oct. 27. It was on this date in 1992 that a courageous young woman saw the results of her challenge to the Canadian government. Michelle Douglas was a young officer in the military police who excelled in everything she did. She was investigated and fired simply for being gay. Top of her class, she was given an honourable discharge and told she was no longer “advantageously...

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Fostering an environment for start-up success in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In an event dedicated to showcasing success stories among Atlantic Canadian start-ups, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) brought forward an impressive line-up of leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Committed to economic growth and social progress by advancing digital technologies and empowering entrepreneurs to meet today’s challenges with innovation, UNB was a proud sponsor of Entrevestor Live, held on Oct. 20 in Halifax and live-streamed across the Maritimes. UNB hosted a...

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UNBers invested into the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB is excited to congratulate two influential alumni and a prominent former professor who were among 10 esteemed individuals invested into the Order of New Brunswick. Dr. Sandra L. Irving has a BA ’95 in political science and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 from UNB. Dr. Irving and her husband, Arthur L. Irving, Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 are generous philanthropists to the university. Their support has created the prestigious Arthur and Sandra Irving...

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Driving innovation to its fullest potential

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Posted: November 3, 2022 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Collaborations between academia, government and industry are helping build the workforce of the future across New Brunswick. One such collaboration is Potential Motors, a software company that uses artificial intelligence to boost vehicle safety and performance. Potential Motors was founded in 2018 by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students Sam Poirier (BScME'19, M-TME'19), Isaac Barkhouse (BScEE'19, M-TME'19), Nick Dowling (BScME'18, D-TIME'18) and Michael Barnhill (BScME'18). CEO Sam...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Ann-Marie MacDonald

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will feature author Anne-Marie MacDonald reading from her book, Fayne, on Nov. 9. Fayne is a tale of science, magic, love and identity. In this book, Charlotte Bell is growing up in the late nineteenth century at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland. Owing to a mysterious condition, she has been kept from the world by her adoring father, Lord Henry Bell. Strong...

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Mobile x-ray service, piloted by UNB professor, reduces hospital transfers in NB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 31, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Rose McCloskey (BN’93, MN’00, PhD’09), a University of New Brunswick (UNB) nursing and health sciences professor, and her research team are piloting a mobile x-ray service to help reduce nursing home-to-hospital transfers in the Saint John region. Transferring long-term care residents to the hospital for x-rays is common and often requires an ambulance for transport. In Saint John alone, nursing home residents receive up to 1000 x-rays each year, most of which are...

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Making a positive impact by studying and improving housing security

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 28, 2022 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, the Canada Research Chair in Resilient Communities at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is a researcher and social justice advocate who is pushing for the systemic changes required for individuals to meet their basic needs. Woodhall-Melnik, an associate professor of social science at UNB and the principal investigator of the Housing, Mobilization & Engagement Research Lab (HOME-RL), explores the connections between housing affordability and mental health and...

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Off-site Construction Research Centre emerges as hub for construction industry, university partnerships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 27, 2022 11:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


With the changing global climate, we need to better prepare for tomorrow, but this comes with high use of resources and costs for the construction industry. The solution to doing it most effectively is the involvement of reality capture technologies. To start a conversation about the future of these technologies, the Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), in partnership with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), recently hosted a...

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Helping people access housing to improve health outcomes

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 27, 2022 9:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Eric Weissman, an assistant professor of sociology on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is asking important questions about how we respond to homelessness. “Although people have a right to housing, there are often many things interfering with access. Homelessness is one of the most significant social problems facing society today. I want to change people’s minds about what that means, and I want to be part of the solution.” Weissman is an advocate...

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Fall 2022 Lorenzo Society music series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 21, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 music series. The first concert, featuring the Saint John String Quartet, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. in the Baird Dining Room (Cafeteria), UNB Saint John. For more than 30 years, the quartet has stood among Canada’s leading chamber music ensembles. Renowned for its flexibility, the Saint John String Quartet is equally comfortable collaborating with...

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UNB announces $1.25 million commitment to digital education for economically disadvantaged communities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 21, 2022 1:28:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Joyce Family Foundation and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce a gift of $1.25 million in support of The Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program. The gift will be used to create The Promise Partnership Digital Literacy Initiative. This initiative will see UNB’s successful Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program for children in economically disadvantaged communities expanded to include a new digital literacy...

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First cohort of UNB students travel to Europe for STEP program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2022 1:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Last summer, brother and sister twin duo and bachelor of science in environmental management students Luke and Grace MacLean, headed to the Republic of Croatia for a two-week work-study opportunity where they conducted terrestrial and marine research. The opportunity was brought about through the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Summer Term in Europe (STEP), which allows students to put their education into action. “The STEP program checked off all the boxes for me,”...

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UNB student from Newfoundland wins free tuition contest

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2022 9:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) student, Ethan Tucker, was able to train and represent the Newfoundland men's volleyball team in the 2022 Summer Canada Games, thanks to winning the UNB First Year’s Tuition Free contest. The draw held in June randomly selects a winner to receive a grand prize of free domestic undergraduate tuition with an approximate retail value of $8,830 to $11,844 depending on the program. Over the summer, Tucker trained for his first-ever Canada Games, which was...

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McCain Foods and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity announce partnership to support cybersecurity talent development in the region

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 19, 2022 1:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and McCain Foods (McCain) recently signed an agreement to collaborate on training cybersecurity talent to continue strengthening the organization’s growing global operations. The focus of this partnership is to train the next generation of cybersecurity talent. The organization has a cybersecurity interest from both an information technology and operational technology perspective as McCain employs...

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UNB research heading into orbit on NASA earth observation mission

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 18, 2022 1:28:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are part of a new consortium that will see Canadian innovation advance our ability to tackle climate change and severe weather. Today, the Government of Canada announced support for the High-altitude Aerosol, Water vapour, and Clouds (HAWC) instrumentation that will be deployed as part of NASA’s Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) mission. Canada’s contribution is estimated at more than $200 million. “Climate change and...

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Statement on the protests in Iran

Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: October 17, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For several weeks, we have watched the protests in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran's morality police on Sept. 16. Recently protests on university campuses in Iran were met with violence against students by plainclothes government police forces. UNB stands with our fellow universities in Canada and around the world who have spoken up to express their deep concern about what is taking place in Iran. Universities are safe places where ideas and opinions should be...

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Panel to explore Atlantic Canada start-up success stories

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


An impressive line-up of leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem will gather this week for a panel discussion sponsored by the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Billed as the best opportunity to hear how to build a successful company in Atlantic Canada, Entrevestor Live is an event dedicated to showcasing success stories among Atlantic Canadian start-ups. During this half-day hybrid offering on Oct. 20, UNB will host a fireside chat with Sandy Bird, Co-Founder and CTO of Sonrai...

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The Lorenzo Society Reading Series to feature Goose Lane Editions authors Elaine McCluskey and Nicholas Herring

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 12, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Reading Series on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will feature authors Elaine McCluskey and Nicholas Herring reading from their books on Oct. 19. In McCluskey’s latest collection of 17 stories, Rafael Has Pretty Eyes (2022), three characters have reached a four-way stop in life – some are deciding whether to follow the signs or defy them while others find a sinkhole forming beneath their feet. Published by Goose Lane Editions, this book...

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Celebrating UNB’s 2022 graduates

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 12, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will celebrate the accomplishments of 614 fall graduates at in-person graduation ceremonies on Oct. 13-14. We congratulate the 212 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 385 earning master’s degrees and 17 achieving the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. Kanza Hashmat and Zachary Brown look forward to walking across the stage to receive their degrees and reflecting on the years they spent studying and making lifelong...

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Responding to youth/student behaviour around UNB campuses

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: October 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Editor’s note: The following is a commentary written by Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle in response to the unsanctioned street parties. Recent street parties adjacent to the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus and attended by hundreds of young people are of significant concern. As an institution, we share the community's frustration and outrage at the irresponsible, reckless, and criminal behaviour displayed over the September period. UNB will continue to work to address...

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UNB to grant one honorary degree, two teaching awards and one research award at its graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award an honorary degree to Hereditary Chief Stephen Augustine and will honour three outstanding professors with teaching and research awards at its graduation ceremonies. Chief Stephen Augustine, Hereditary Chief on the Mi’Kmaq Grand Council will receive an honorary doctorate of letters in Saint John on Friday, Oct. 14. Chief Augustine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from St. Thomas University, a Master of Arts in...

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Recent media coverage regarding thesis debate

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2022 6:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has a proud 200 + year history as an institution with academic integrity and exemplary educational programs. Recently questions have been raised in the media regarding a thesis by former student Dr. Douglas Mastriano. We recognize that for our students, alumni and the public, there may be some concern or confusion regarding the situation as they hear it portrayed in the media. We want to assure individuals with concerns that allegations of this nature are...

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Bachelor of Health students make an impact through work placements

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Bachelor of Health students are getting first-hand work experience in the healthcare sector through experiential learning opportunities offered at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Thanks to its courses covering the biological and social determinants of health and the management of healthcare services, the bachelor of health provides the training needed for students to thrive in the healthcare sector. The out-of-the-classroom knowledge shape graduates into engaged, critical thinkers...

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UNB professor receives AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2022 1:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick, our most valuable assets are our people. We are proud to celebrate their outstanding achievements and the innovative work they do to help shape our institution.  One of those people is Dr. Sandra Bell, who is the recipient of the 2022 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award.   This annual regional award recognizes excellence in university teaching over several years, primarily at the undergraduate level....

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Sally Ng named CEO of The Wallace McCain Institute

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 21, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Sally Ng has been appointed CEO of the organization. She will begin her new role on Oct. 11, 2022. Sally brings to WMI a demonstrated commitment to supporting entrepreneurship across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Most recently, Sally was the Chief Operating Officer of Tribe Network, a social enterprise focused on helping Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) advance opportunities within high-growth and...

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UNB responds to thesis concerns

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


There have been reports recently that the University of New Brunswick (UNB) was intentionally not releasing an embargoed PhD thesis. We would like to clearly and unequivocally state that this is not the case. We are committed to academic rigor and integrity and upholding the standards of research excellence deeply rooted in our institution for more than 200 years. At UNB, any graduate student can request an embargo on their thesis with a detailed justification, support of the supervisor and...

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Lorenzo Society to host Fall Indigenous Film Festival

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, the Lorenzo Society at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus is hosting the Fall Indigenous Film Festival. “The Indigenous film series is a great way for each of us to challenge our thinking and to look forward to how we can affect positive change in both our own relationships with Indigenous people and communities,” says Todd Ross, Indigenous advisor on UNB’s Saint John...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB grows with $300,000 gift from John Khoury

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from John Khoury to support women and Indigenous students studying in UNB’s faculty of computer science. The most recent addition to the prestigious McKenna Scholars Program at UNB, the John Khoury Scholarships are valued at $15,000 each. They will be awarded annually to four outstanding students enrolled in the bachelor of computer science or the bachelor of science in computer science degree...

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UNB student creates clothing line to celebrate Saint John’s Indigenous roots

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Hayden Hovey is bringing Indigenous visibility to the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through a clothing line he designed called Menahqesk.  "Menahqesk is the traditional land name for Saint John,” said Hovey. “It translates from the Wolastoqiyik to mean ‘the place of the sea taking the land’ and it was considered a place of gathering.” Hovey is entering his fourth year of sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and is...

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UNB and Irving Oil announce $2-million commitment to benefit students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Irving Oil and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce student support totalling $2 million, including the establishment of $40,000 scholarships as well as bursaries to help more young people access education.  The $2-million gift was committed by Irving Oil as part of UNB’s It Begins Here campaign, the most successful fundraising campaign in the university’s history. Sponsored by Irving Oil, the Good Energy Scholarship at UNB will support New Brunswick...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature author Jeff Houlahan

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 12, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Book Club at the University of New Brunswick will feature a reading by author Jeff Houlahan on Friday, Sept. 16. In Houlahan’s thriller, Long Train Home, Ryan Spencer won’t get on a plane. A major league ball player who won’t get on a plane better hit .400, knock in 150 runs and never chase the high cheese. So, it’s fortunate that Ryan is a five-tool player. He can take one low and outside and turn it into two.  But he won’t...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature Brendan McLeod and a performance by the Saint John String Quartet

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Book Club at the University of New Brunswick will feature a poetry reading by award-winning writer and musician Brendan McLeod and a performance by the Saint John String Quartet on Thursday, Sept. 15.  In his debut poetry collection, Friends Without Bodies, McLeod tracks the COVID-19 pandemic. What began as a personal project quickly blossomed into an ambitious record of society’s new rules, moral predicaments and emotional upheavals.   First...

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Mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 8, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


We were saddened to hear that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away today, Sept. 8, 2022, surrounded by her family.    Born in Mayfair, London, in 1926, Her Majesty ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history. Over the years, she has been a friend to the university, and we had the privilege of hosting her on several royal visits.  In 1959, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, dined with Lieutenant Governor J. Leonard...

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University of New Brunswick welcomes new students to its campuses

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are coming to life as Orientation Week activities begin and school gets back in session. Here are some of the Fall 2022 Orientation highlights:  UNB Fredericton   Commencement – Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER  The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to induct new students into academia officially. This special ceremony gives the whole campus...

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Respectful Workplace Week proclaimed at University of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


At a small signing ceremony on Aug. 30, the University of New Brunswick proclaimed Sept. 5 – 9 to be Respectful Workplace Week across the institution.  The initiative is meant to recognize and promote respectful conduct, which contributes to individual, organizational and societal well-being and prevents unnecessary suffering. This year’s theme is Respectful Workplace Week: Beyond COVID.   “UNB employees have a responsibility to ensure each other’s...

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Faculty of business on UNB Saint John campus earns prestigious AACSB International accreditation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The exceptional quality and commitment to excellence of the faculty of business on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus was recognized recently with the announcement that the faculty has earned accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Less than six per cent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. A total of 950 institutions across 59 countries and...

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UNB named second-best workplace for diversity in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 18, 2022 1:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as one of the best workplaces in the country for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment by Forbes Canada. UNB placed second out of 150 employers on Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity list for 2022. “As an institution committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, I could not be prouder that UNB placed second on Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity list,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB's...

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UNB plants orange flowers to honour residential school survivors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has planted orange flowers to honour survivors of residential schools and the many children who did not make it home. On July 11, a ceremony was held outside Marshall d’Avray Hall on the Fredericton campus to recognize the history and legacy of the residential school system and highlight the need for action in support of truth and reconciliation. Elder Jeannie Bartibogue, UNB’s Kcicihtuwinut (Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence), prayed and blessed the...

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UNB, ONB and Lark Group host Health and Technology District Saint John community forums

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick welcomed the Lark Group and Opportunities New Brunswick for community engagement forums about the Health and Technology District Saint John. Co-hosted with Envision Saint John, key stakeholders and members of the community were introduced to the health district and associated ecosystem through a series of workshops. At the Health and Technology District Saint John, innovators, entrepreneurs, students and faculty will work alongside scientists, clinicians...

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UNB student wins free tuition in scavenger hunt

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 8, 2022 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Abby Christopher, a fourth-year marine biology student at the University of New Brunswick, won free tuition after placing first in a GooseChase scavenger hunt. GooseChase is an online platform and app that allows users to design a personalized scavenger hunt. During the 2021 fall student orientation week in Saint John, the Student Representative Council (SRC) used the platform GooseChase as a fun and engaging activity to bring together the student community. “We really wanted to offer...

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UNBers appointed to the Order of Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Order of Canada acknowledges the outstanding achievement and contributions of individuals who enrich the lives of others. To date, more than 7,600 people from all sectors of society across the country have been invested into the Order of Canada.We celebrate those from the UNB family who have been bestowed the nation’s greatest honour.Companions of the Order of Canada Donald Savoie (MA ’75, DLitt ‘02) receives a promotion to the highest level within the Order for...

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UNB announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2022-23

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 5, 2022 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB’s Saint John campus. This year’s recipients are Kiersten Hamilton, Morgan Haslett, Katelyn LeBlanc, Ava Yerxa and Ruhamma Zaheeb. The Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years, recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, community involvement and athletic leadership. The...

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UNB and St. Francis Xavier University sign new MOU

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 30, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two of Atlantic Canada’s public universities have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable bachelor of science (BSc) students at one school to easily transfer to complete their bachelor of science in human nutrition (BScHNU) at another.   “We are committed to creating partnerships that provide educational opportunities for our students, giving them the tools required to thrive in a dynamic field with ever-increasing career...

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UNB announces 2022 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year’s recipients are Mary Debly, Dominique Drost and Hearty Uy. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding New Brunswick high school graduates pursuing undergraduate degree programs at UNB.  Mary Debly...

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UNB announces new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 28, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will offer a new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists, beginning in fall 2022. “UNB is a place that educates professionals in new ways of thinking and we provide opportunities for teamwork and interprofessional collaboration,” says Dr. Petra Hauf, vice-president Saint John at UNB. “This new program, which is part of our...

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Seventeen UNB researchers awarded $4.6 million in federal grant funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Government of Canada has announced the results of the 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Research Programs competition. Among the recipients are 17 University of New Brunswick researchers, who are receiving a total of $4.6 million in research funding. “Congratulations to this year’s NSERC Discovery Grant recipients and thank you to our federal partners for their support,” said Dr. David MaGee, UNB’s vice-president of...

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Indoor tennis facility planned for Saint John

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 16, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Fundy Tennis Association (FTA) signed a letter of intent with the University of New Brunswick to partner on the development of an indoor tennis centre to be located on UNB’s Saint John campus.  The eight-court indoor facility, the largest in New Brunswick, will make tennis a year-round sport in the Fundy region. With support from Tennis New Brunswick and Tennis Canada, the Fundy Region Tennis Centre will be a not-for-profit organization fully owned and operated by the FTA. The...

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UNB researcher’s innovative work is helping to reform healthcare across the province

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


With more than 20 per cent of the Saint John population living in poverty, one University of New Brunswick researcher is addressing this issue as a societal challenge and tackling it in a way that will drive social progress and improve the lives of children. Dr. Ziba Vaghri is the principal investigator for two multinational projects: UNB’s GlobalChild and InspiRights: Good Practices to Inspire and Facilitate Children’s Rights. InspiRights is a collaboration between Dr. Vaghri at...

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NBCC, UNB sign Letter of Intent with Marshall Skills Academy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 13, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A three-way partnership between New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), University of New Brunswick (UNB), and the Marshall Skills Academy has been established to develop innovative new ways to provide students with experiential learning opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. The three parties recently signed a Letter of Intent with the objective of addressing skills shortages for the underemployed, newcomers, and military personnel transitioning to civilian life with a...

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Now accepting applications: The UNB Coding Boot Camp

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 13, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL), the McKenna Institute and TechImpact have announced the launch of an online Coding Boot Camp designed to help prepare learners for the surging number of available positions in the IT sector and workforce. The UNB Coding Boot Camp will help meet the demand for tech talent in Atlantic Canada, providing training in the skills employers seek, tuition support for those in need, and career development support to help...

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UNB and JDI announce 2022 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is one of the university's most prestigious awards. “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers with training, education and through a rewarding career here at home is at the heart of our business and our...

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New language coaching service now offered at Saint John College

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John College, located at the University of New Brunswick, has launched a new English language coaching service. Language coaching is a unique service that allows individuals to work with certified, highly experienced English-second and additional-language educators to develop a customized, targeted coaching plan. The service is designed to help individuals identify their long-term language learning goals and to provide instruction in those areas, allowing them to build lasting fluency...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature comedian James Mullinger

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Book Club at UNB Saint John will feature award-winning British comedian James Mullinger reading from his first book, Brit Happens, on Wednesday, June 15. Brit Happens chronicles Mullinger’s lifetime of adventures, from being a shy and nervous child collecting comedy records, and rising through the ranks of GQ magazine and meeting his personal idols Jerry Seinfeld and Paul McCartney, to imagining the possibility of another life in Canada. From the highs and lows of...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 1, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. This is a time to celebrate the first people of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the remarkable contributions of Wabanaki people within our province, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. To transform intentional thinking into meaningful action is a crucial element in our UNB Toward 2030 strategic vision. Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon1, which means allowing our...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2022-23

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 30, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB and CUPE sign collective agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have signed a five (5) year Collective Agreement. Both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus performing work in the following categories: clerical, secretarial, library assistant, tradespeople, labourers and technicians. Certified as a...

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UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Members of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and their supporters gathered on May 24 to celebrate 10 years of success. The event provided an opportunity for the PDC to thank their founders, showcase their participants and introduce their new business model, PDC 2.0. “As the Pond-Deshpande Centre enters its new business model, the University of New Brunswick will continue to leverage their expertise,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of UNB. “As the...

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Shoppers Drug Mart invests $2.5 million in UNB to create innovative, community-based health care solutions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Shoppers Drug Mart and the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a collaborative journey to create innovative and patient-centric solutions to help address some of the health care gaps in the province. Shoppers Drug Mart has committed $2.5 million over five years to the university to identify, build and test new models of health care for communities in need using pharmacies and new digital tools to make health care more accessible and convenient. “Our...

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Additional funding announced for project to address labour shortages and retention and recruitment challenges in early childhood education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has announced a further investment of $1.08 million into the Early Childhood Education Lab, a project of the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s NouLAB at the University of New Brunswick, to evaluate and enhance retention and recruitment of early childhood educators in Atlantic Canada. “We are happy to partner with the Early Childhood Education Lab to invest in a quality workforce for early childhood education growth across Canada into the future,” said...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2022 12:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2022. The university will also honour two outstanding professors, six professors emeriti and UNB’s Award for Excellence in Research recipient. Valedictorians Katie Herrington, from Saint John, will address the...

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Inaugural Digital Innovation Summit sparks big ideas

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The inaugural Digital Innovation Summit, hosted by the McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick, saw big names in New Brunswick industry come together to talk digital transformation. “If we want to maintain our momentum forward, it is necessary to involve all stakeholders in the conversation,” says the Hon. Frank McKenna, founder of the institute. “To at once nurture an incoming workforce, reskill the existing and prioritise innovation in our industries, we...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 10, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 25, 26 and 27. Dr. HEA (Eddy) Campbell will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree in Fredericton on May 25 at 2:30 p.m. Over his 10-year tenure as president and vice-chancellor of UNB, Dr. Campbell made significant and lasting impacts on the university. He dedicated efforts to implement the recommendations of the Truth...

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UNB students give back to the Saint John community

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 9, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Students from the University of New Brunswick’s business administration marketing management course raised $5,500 for a scholarship fund at the Saint John Newcomer Centre and close to $7,500 to fund bursaries for children and teens to participate in the Discovery Summer Camp program on UNB’s Saint John campus. Dr. Emin Civi, a professor in the faculty of business at UNB, believes the best way to learn marketing concepts is to try them in real-world situations. He encourages...

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UNB part of national Campus Peer Support pilot program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On May 6, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, announced on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, an investment of $2 million for a three-year Campus Peer Support pilot project led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The University of New Brunswick hosted the announcement of the pilot project, which also counts the University of Prince Edward Island, Trent University, Medicine Hat...

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UNB announces new certificate in nursing leadership and management

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 5, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will offer a new certificate program in nursing leadership and management, beginning in fall 2022. This post-bachelor’s certificate is an online term-based program designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals starting their career in, or aspiring towards, leadership positions in health care. To receive the certificate, students must complete all five of the following courses: Communication in the health care...

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UNB ranks in top 25% in the world for four UN Sustainability Development Goals

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has ranked in the top 25% globally for the following four UN Sustainability Development Goals, outlined in the recently released 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking Results. Reduced Inequalities, which focuses on universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, which focuses on the universities’ role in...

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Lorenzo Society’s Book Club to feature bestselling author Beth Powning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 2, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Book Club will feature bestselling author Beth Powning reading from her novel, The Sister’s Tale, on Wednesday, May 11. In The Sister’s Tale, with murder dominating the news, the respected wife of a New Brunswick sea captain is drawn into the case of a British home child whose bad luck has turned worse. Mortified that she must purchase the girl in a pauper auction to save her from the lechery of wealthy townsmen, Josephine Galloway finds herself...

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UNB and Conservation Council of New Brunswick host environmental art show for Earth Day

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB Sustainability and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick have teamed up to showcase an innovative community art project, “From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves,” debuting on Earth Day 2022. The opening celebration will take place at the New Brunswick Archives & Special Collections Building (23 Dineen Dr., UNB Fredericton) on Friday, April 22, from 4 – 7 p.m. Artists include staff and alumni from UNB and St. Thomas University. “From Harm to...

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UNB researchers contributing expertise to Healthy Seniors Pilot Project

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 14, 2022 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Six research initiatives involving the University of New Brunswick have received funding from the provincial government as part of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project, aimed at fostering healthy aging in New Brunswick. In total, $22.6 million in funding will go towards the 26 different research projects, it was announced on April 6. The pilot project is a $75-million federal-provincial agreement jointly led by the departments of Social Development and Health through the Seniors and Healthy...

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Distinguished alumni to be honoured at Proudly UNB event

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of 15 alumni and one alumni group on April 7 at a gala event in Fredericton. “The Proudly UNB honourees are outstanding and truly deserving of this recognition and celebration,” says Jill Jeffrey (BPE’82, BEd’83), UNB Associated Alumni president. “These alumni ambassadors proudly represent UNB in their fields, their communities, and the university. They are leaders in...

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UNB celebrates Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Throughout the month of March, the University of New Brunswick (UNB), along with Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), have been recognizing CEWIL Month. This year’s CEWIL theme, #inspiredWIL, celebrates the successes and promotes awareness as we build and expand the capacity for co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities. UNB’s commitment to providing experiential, co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities for students reflects its...

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UNB and Province of New Brunswick enter 10-year nursing funding agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 21, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the provincial government have entered into a 10-year funding agreement focused on increasing the number of graduates from UNB’s bachelor of nursing programs. Through the agreement with Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), UNB will receive $35,000 for each nursing graduate above the current yearly baseline of 155, to a maximum of 206 graduates per year. This could result in $1.785 million in funding yearly. “UNB and the...

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The New Brunswick cybersecurity ecosystem

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: March 21, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The threats associated with cybercrime are many, varied and impactful. Each and every day millions of individuals and organizations are affected by cyberattacks. The losses associated with these threats are now described beyond billions. A recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the annual costs of cybercrime will exceed $10 trillion USD by 2025. The actual impact of the attacks exceeds financial losses. Cybercrime involves the disruption of essential services, the loss of economic...

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New Brunswick’s economic future is digital

Adrienne O’Pray

Posted: March 18, 2022 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The last thing any of us wants to read is another article starting with, “The last two years have been…” I get it. These years have been challenging– but also enlightening and inspiring. We’ve had a chance to assess what matters most in our lives–at home, at work and in our public spheres. We’ve seen incredible resilience, ingenuity, and adaptability as individuals, institutions, and businesses responded to sudden, often dramatic, shifts and...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Lauren B. Davis

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 10, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature author Lauren B. Davis reading from her novel, Even So, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Even So explores the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people. Angela Morrison has it all. She’s married to a wealthy man, adores her son, grows orchids, and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. What more could she want? More – much more. Lauren B. Davis is the author of The Grimoire of Kensington Market,...

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Nurse instructor receives Teaching Innovation Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 9, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Kimberly Wilbur, a nurse instructor and clinical lead for programming in the department of nursing and health sciences at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has received the 2020-2021 Teaching Innovation Award from UNB’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. Ms. Wilbur (BN'04, MN'20) received the award in recognition of her successful experiential learning techniques focused on acute and community-based pediatric care. In the winter semester of 2021, she developed a...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 10th consecutive year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 24, 2022 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has been named to the list of top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2022, making it the 10th year in a row the institution has received the honour. The list is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. It recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The evaluation considers performance management, training and skills development, health, physical and...

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UNB professor made Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 22, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Mohammad Hamdan, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has been made a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA). Created in 1964 with Sir James Lighthill as its first president, the IMA was incorporated in 1990 by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered Mathematician status. The institute supports the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and...

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National cybersecurity consortium co-founded by UNB awarded nearly $80 million in federal funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Government of Canada announced that the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) will lead Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN). The consortium, which counts the University of New Brunswick as a founding member, will receive up to $80 million in matching funds over four years to advance Canada’s cybersecurity infrastructure, knowledge and workforce. With additional cash and in-kind contributions already committed by partners, the total investment into this...

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New IT skills development partnership to address region’s tech labour shortage

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is committed to strengthening the region’s workforce and has announced a new partnership with the McKenna Institute and TechImpact to address the tech industry labour shortage. This innovative partnership brings together a post-secondary institution, an IT industry group and a digital transformation powerhouse to meet the needs of Atlantic Canadian businesses by delivering high-quality, online digital skills training programs in a bootcamp-style format....

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Appointment of new Vice-President Advancement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


I am very pleased to announce that Clint Hamilton has been appointed UNB’s next Vice-President Advancement beginning July 1, 2022. Currently, Clint is the Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Victoria. He has helped to grow the profile of UVic with a strategic focus on student success and recognition, active healthy living, fundraising, alumni and community engagement. Clint’s connection to UNB is long-standing. Named head coach of the men’s...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature writer Jael Richardson

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature writer Jael Richardson reading from her novel, Gutter Child, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. In Gutter Child, one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices is revealed. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the strength within herself to forge her future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny. Jael...

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Honouring Black History Month at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB honours Black History Month by celebrating the successes and influence that Black Canadians and people of African descent have made to help shape our communities and inform the way we live today. In honour of Black History Month, Black Canadians, and the Black Diaspora, the following online events and initiatives will be taking place on our campuses: Feb. 1-28: Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers The UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month by bringing portraits of...

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UNB ranked as second-best workplace in the country

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 27, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Forbes has announced their annual list of Canada’s Best Employers (2022), placing the University of New Brunswick as the second-best workplace in the country. “Being named the second-best place of employment on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list is a huge achievement for the entire UNB community,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB's president and vice-chancellor. “Our students, staff and faculty have been our biggest motivators to stay strong throughout...

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The McKenna Institute at UNB receives $750,000 grant from 2021 TD Ready Challenge

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 26, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The McKenna Institute at UNB, the Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. (JEDI) and the Ulnooweg Education Centre’s digital acceleration program has been named one of the 15 recipients of the 2021 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The 2021 TD Ready Challenge will support The McKenna Institute at UNB and partners to address the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the loss of learning opportunities in many communities. COVID-19 has had deep social and economic impacts on...

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Student-led initiative Kreating Conversations offers mental health support for peers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 26, 2022 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick joins the Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health illness awareness across the country. This is the 12th year Bell has brought together all of Canada to donate to mental health initiatives and is committed to making a positive change in the lives of Canadians. UNB Saint John psychology honours student Kaydie Surette has created a safe and inclusive space for students to open up about their struggles with mental health through Kreating...

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UNB’s research publications and community engagement highlighted in rankings placement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2022 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Research Infosource has announced their Top 50 Canadian Research Universities rankings for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Among comprehensive universities, the University of New Brunswick maintained its top rank in not-for-profit funding, and maintained its position as one of Canada’s top 30 research institutions. Among all Canadian universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, UNB maintained a stable position in 27th place. UNB also maintained a top position in...

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Bell Let’s Talk announces funding for post-secondary student mental health

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Bell Let’s Talk has awarded $1 million in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund to 16 Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, to support them in initiatives that align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. UNB received a $100,000-implementation grant from the fund to develop new initiatives specializing in diversity wellness. Building on the work from last year, the...

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New research chairs promote scholarly excellence in marine additive manufacturing and housing security

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 13, 2022 3:58:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is officially home to two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), recognizing and bolstering the institution’s research excellence. The chairs were announced as part of a larger research funding announcement by the Government of Canada on Jan. 12, which included $151 million in funding for 188 new and renewed chairs at 43 institutions across Canada. “UNB’s research leadership, excellence and impact is one of the most significant ways we contribute...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston reading from his novel, The Mystery of Right and Wrong, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In the novel, Wade Jackson, a young man from a Newfoundland outport, wants to be a writer. In the university library in St. John’s, where he goes every day to absorb the great books of the world, he encounters the fascinating, South African-born Rachel van Hout, and soon they are lovers. Wayne...

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UNB’s female athletes making an impact

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 17, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Being a varsity athlete is often one of many ways students are involved with their school and community. University of New Brunswick students and Saint John Seawolves Julia Bennett and Mattye Robson are two examples of what strong female leadership looks like both on and off the court. Julia Bennett is a fourth-year bachelor of nursing student and women’s varsity basketball player who is very involved at UNB and in her community. She has been involved with the Think Pink Foundation,...

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UNB student designs Every Child Matters display

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


To support reconciliation, the Saint John City Market invited University of New Brunswick student Abby Bernard and UNB Saint John Indigenous Advisor Todd Ross to design a poster titled “Every Child Matters” featured in a glass display case on the north end of the market. Bernard is currently in her fourth year of the bachelor of science program at UNB Saint John. Over the summer, Bernard and Ross discussed her interest in developing educational resources and supports for...

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GlobalChild launches international platform developed under the United Nations to capture child rights data around the world

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 15, 2021 12:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The GlobalChild team at the University of New Brunswick has successfully developed and launched the GlobalChild platform. Working under the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the platform is the world’s first comprehensive child rights monitoring tool. Led by Dr. Ziba Vaghri, UNB is the hosting research institution of the GlobalChild program. “As an institution of higher education and research, we recognize the importance of the program being celebrated today and...

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UNB Saint John student and entrepreneur wins two community awards

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 13, 2021 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Agunbiade Seun Richards, a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Brunswick, has received two community awards for his successful delivery business, Door2Door Pickup Couriers, which provides accessible and affordable services to newcomers in Saint John. Mr. Richards won the Immigrant Entrepreneur award from the 40th anniversary celebration of PRUDE Inc. which doubled as its fifth annual Diversity Champion Awards. His company also won two platinum awards from...

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Athlete travels coast to coast to play for Saint John Seawolves

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 10, 2021 5:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The uniqueness of New Brunswick continues to attract athletes from across Canada to come play for the University of New Brunswick’s varsity teams and stay for the humble Maritimes culture. Sarah Norman is a first-year bachelor of arts and education student from Nanaimo, B.C., studying at UNB’s Saint John campus. This is her first season playing varsity volleyball with the Saint John Seawolves. Searching for a new experience, Norman travelled from one coast to another with a...

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UNB launches LPN-BN pathway program in Miramichi

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 7, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is introducing a new LPN-BN pathway program in Miramichi, allowing licensed practical nurses to learn and work in their own community. The program will launch in September 2022 with 24 seats available. Courses will be delivered online through UNB’s College of Extended Learning and students will join the bachelor of nursing program virtually for the third and fourth years to learn in real time from instructors at UNB Fredericton. Skills training and...

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Dorchester Penitentiary clinical educates nursing students on mental health, social justice

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Abby Winters wasn’t sure what to expect when she first passed through the doors at Dorchester Penitentiary’s Shepody Healing Centre, but the unique experience transformed her perspectives on mental health and social justice. As students in UNB’s bachelor of nursing advanced standing program in Moncton, Winters and her classmates were able to participate in the clinical placement as part of their mental health education. Winters was already interested in mental health and...

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UNB institute’s Pathways to Professions program a valuable learning opportunity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


An experiential education program for post-secondary students developed by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick has already seen significant growth and success only two years after launching. Pathways to Professions (P2P) is a 13-week paid summer program hosted by NB-IRDT and its partners. P2P students are assigned to a research stream to work on New Brunswick-relevant research projects for community and government...

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Remembering the women of École Polytechnique and all victims of gender-based violence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, UNB will hold events on Monday, Dec. 6, acknowledging the 32nd anniversary of the murder of 14 women in a senseless act of gender-based violence at École Polytechnique in Montréal. We remember: Geneviève Bergeron; Hélène Colgan; Nathalie Croteau; Barbara Daigneault; Anne-Marie Edward; Maud Haviernick; Maryse Laganière; Maryse Leclair; Anne-Marie Lemay; Sonia Pelletier;...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Lesley Crewe

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 30, 2021 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature author Lesley Crewe reading from her latest novel, The Spoon Stealer, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Born into a basket of clean sheets – ruining a perfectly good load of laundry – Emmeline never quite fit in on her family’s rural Nova Scotian farm. After suffering multiple losses in the First World War, her family became so heavy with grief, toxicity and mental illness that Emmeline felt their weight smothering...

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UNB named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For the ninth year in a row, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2022). The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2022 on Nov. 12. UNB is one of four universities to be recognized and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to receive the distinction. “UNB is proud to be included on the list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, for the ninth time in 10 years. In particular, this year’s recognition speaks to how...

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UNB Seawolves reflect on the return to in-person athletics

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Among the many beloved activities that came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, UNB varsity athletes had to hang up their jerseys and pause indefinitely. Undergraduate students and UNB Saint John Seawolves Lexi Hawryluk and Karlee Duval are two of the many players excited to get back in the game with their teammates. While games were cancelled, the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association and UNB permitted some training and practices on campuses for many teams. Throughout the 2020-21...

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UNB celebrates the 10th anniversary of Schulich Leader Scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s premier science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program, has been supporting Canada’s top entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators for 10 years. One hundred undergraduate scholarships are awarded annually across 20 Canadian universities, with a value of $100,000 or $80,000 per award. Since 2012, 20 students have won this award at the University of New Brunswick. To mark this milestone, UNB is celebrating the...

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UNB assistant professors receive SSHRC funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 24, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Mercy Oyet and Dr. Mohammad Zadeh from the University of New Brunswick each received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to explore their unique interests in business. Dr. Zadeh, assistant professor in the faculty of business on the Saint John campus, is researching if high-quality audits will influence firms beyond their financial reporting quality. Particularly, he investigates how high-quality audits can impact firms’ liquidity...

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UNB recognizes National Housing Day 2021

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


In recognition of National Housing Day 2021, members of the University of New Brunswick’s Housing, Mobilization, Engagement and Resiliency Lab (HOME-RL) are partnering with the Human Development Council, the Greater Saint John Community Foundation and the faculty of arts and Lorenzo Society at UNB Saint John to host a series of events around the city. “Saint John is in the midst of a housing crisis,” says Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, associate professor and research director...

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UNB announces creation of Fulcrum advisory board in support of industry engagement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2021 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Continuing its renewed drive to support industry innovation, the University of New Brunswick has assembled a group of industry leaders to provide insight to its Research & Innovation Partnerships group. The initial advisory board, organized as part of the vice-president (research)-led Fulcrum initiative, brings together five recognized New Brunswick industry leaders: Denis Caron, president and CEO of the Belledune Port Authority; Duncan Gallant, research and evaluation coordinator at JEDI,...

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UNB Fredericton recognized as top performer in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 12, 2021 2:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


  The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index. UNB Fredericton ranks second internationally and first overall among doctoral institutions in coordination and planning. A publication from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 impact areas as measured by the Sustainability...

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UNB marks Remembrance Day through virtual storytelling

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 10, 2021 1:15:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB Remembers commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond. It is a time when we come together to pause and reflect on the impact of war and to share a moment of silence for the sacrifices and service that members of the UNB community have made in war, past and present. “At UNB, we are proud of our people – our students, faculty, staff and alumni – and we want to share their stories,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 9, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham reading from her latest novel, Letters Across the Sea, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. From the desperate streets of Toronto to the embattled shores of Hong Kong, Letters Across the Sea is a poignant novel about the enduring power of love to cross dangerous divides even in the darkest of times. Genevieve Graham is the USA TODAY and #1 bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep,...

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UNB Shaping the Debate focuses on growing technology-based knowledge economy in New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick, Public Policy Forum and Action Canada co-hosted a virtual public dialogue on Nov. 3 exploring how Atlantic Canada can capitalize on its growing technology-based knowledge economy and define post-pandemic opportunities for the region. Key members from UNB, Dr. William Cook, director of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research, and Adrienne O’Pray, executive director of the McKenna Institute, joined Francis McGuire, president of Atlantic Canada...

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UNB Board of Governors announces new members and leadership

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 29, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members and a newly appointed chair and vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, former vice-chair and past chair of the finance and advancement committees, has been appointed chair. She replaces Larry Hachey, who has served as chair since 2017. Tom Gribbons, chair of the finance and properties committee, has been appointed vice-chair. The Board’s nine new members represent a wide range of...

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Skill Up for Success program to benefit from UNB alumni support

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Canada’s workplaces have seen major changes in recent years. Even before COVID-19 forced many companies to work from home, new technologies like automation and social media were influencing what skills employers were looking for in potential hires. To succeed in today’s workplaces, employees need to be not only familiar with virtual tools, but also possess the soft skills necessary to communicate and collaborate with these tools. For a province like New Brunswick that relies on...

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UNB dedicates tree to mark 60 years of Science Atlantic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 22, 2021 9:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John has dedicated a linden tree in the campus quad to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Science Atlantic. The linden tree is located by Irving Hall, which houses the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. The age of the tree is estimated to be approximately 60 years old – making it the perfect choice to commemorate Science Atlantic’s diamond anniversary. The Atlantic Provinces Inter-University Committee on the Sciences,...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature international bestselling author Daniel Kalla

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature international bestselling author Daniel Kalla reading from his latest novel, Lost Immunity, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Author Daniel Kalla produces engrossing novels with an intensity that matches the challenge of his other role as an emergency room physician in Vancouver. His medical thrillers focus on themes that lie at the heart of his professional life, delving into topics as diverse as pandemics, superbugs,...

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N.B. salmon population winning an upstream battle, UNB research suggests

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Posted: October 12, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


With the highest number of returning salmon in 32 years and a record-breaking wild-hatched smolt run, the future is looking a little brighter for the endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon population. Dr. Kurt Samways is the Parks Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Restoration at the University of New Brunswick. He is leading research that uses new detection technologies and is a collaborator on the Fundy Salmon Recovery project. “This year, our system has already detected more...

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UNB gathers to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Posted: October 7, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On Thursday, Sept. 30, members of UNB’s community gathered to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a special event, Every Child Matters: Guiding Our Children Home. The event, which was also livestreamed, was a joint initiative organized by members of UNB’s Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and the Office of the President to meet the need for advancing the values of peace and friendship across the university and the wider community. Canada’s first National Day...

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Celebrate sustainability this October

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2021 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Every year the University of New Brunswick celebrates sustainability by hosting an annual Sustainability Week in October. This year, as issues surrounding sustainability become larger, so does UNB’s celebration! Join us in celebrating Sustainability Month throughout October. There will be several events covering all aspects of sustainability. The events aim to help with personal sustainability and there’s something for everyone: reduce your waste by attending mending workshops...

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“No More Blood in Mexico +10” sheds light on the human rights crisis in Mexico

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 1, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick joined Amnesty International Canada to help bring support, solidarity and fight to end the suffering in Mexico through spreading awareness of the violence and human rights crisis in that country. By partnering with Carleton University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Amnesty International, Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez, associate professor at UNB Saint John, established No More Blood in Mexico: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico 10 years ago...

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UNB opens doors to the new Barry and Flora Beckett Residence

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Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick began an exciting new chapter with the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Barry and Flora Beckett Residence on Sept. 23. The fully accessible residence marks an entirely new experience for students on the Saint John campus while honouring trailblazers Barry (PhD ’70) and his late wife, Flora. The Becketts first made an impact at UNB Saint John in 1966 where, together, they helped build an identity for the campus based upon research excellence and...

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CCAA names 24 Saint John Seawolves as National Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced the National Scholar Award winners for 2020-21, with 24 student-athletes from UNB’s Saint John campus making the grade despite a challenging academic year. “This is the largest number of National Scholars we’ve had in the Seawolves program,” says David Munro, athletics director at UNB Saint John. “Our student-athletes are highly dedicated to academic and athletic pursuits. We are incredibly proud...

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Lorenzo Society presents new UNB Saint John Film Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2021 11:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society has launched its inaugural UNB Saint John Film Series, with this year’s festival highlighting Indigenous film. The series is offering free screenings of Reel Injun, Blood Quantum and Dawnland to community members. The festival takes place throughout the fall and starts on Sept. 23 with Reel Injun. October and November are reserved for Blood Quantum and Dawnland respectively. There are two screenings of each film, with both events taking place at...

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UNB researchers receive funding to continue studying the effects of cumulative lifetime violence in men

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Little research has been done to understand the ways violence and other social determinants of health directly link to health issues in men over time, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. To further understand this phenomenon, researchers from the University of New Brunswick have received $776,476 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to continue exploring how cumulative lifetime violence (CLV) affects men’s physical and mental...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 14, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will kick off its series on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and will feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave discussing Lay Figures. In Lay Figures, Elizabeth MacKinnon moves to Saint John in 1939 to find inspiration for her poetry in the bohemian life of the city’s central peninsula. Swept up in the vibrant society of the city’s poets, painters, potters, dancers, and playwrights, she finds herself joining their struggles to...

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UNB hosts Shaping the Debate focusing on political literacy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 13, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In coordination with the Urban and Community Studies Institute, the University of New Brunswick held a virtual public dialogue to discuss the priority issues of the federal campaign that occupy the minds of constituencies across Canada and the policy landscape in New Brunswick. “A strong and vibrant democracy requires dialogue,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “To foster social change and social progress in New Brunswick and Canada and to...

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Celebrating a decade with the Hans W. Klohn Commons

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 7, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Ten years ago on Sept. 7, 2011, the University of New Brunswick opened its doors to a first-of-its-kind, eco-friendly, social space and library for students, faculty and visitors on the Saint John campus. The Hans W. Klohn Commons, also referred to as the Commons, is a state-of-the-art building designed to provide the highest quality learning environment for community members. Since opening, it has been an integral part of...

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Frank McKenna invests in UNB to transform New Brunswick’s digital future

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, has invested $5 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish the McKenna Institute to make New Brunswick, and Canada, digital trailblazers. The McKenna Institute builds upon McKenna’s life’s work of moving New Brunswick to a knowledge economy based on bandwidth and brainwidth – the capacity to process information and complete tasks. In his three terms as New Brunswick’s premier, McKenna was known for championing...

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Right whales, wrong place: New research shows how climate change is pushing whales further north and into danger

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Newly published research highlights the deadly impact of climate change on the survival of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In an Oceanography cover article released on Sept. 1, researchers from three universities, including UNB’s Dr. Kimberley Davies, lay out how changing ocean conditions in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean are further complicating efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes. With fewer than...

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Seventeen UNB researchers awarded more than $3 million in SSHRC and NSERC funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 17, 2021 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On June 15, the Government of Canada announced investments of more than $635 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to support more than 4,800 lead researchers and their teams. UNB researchers have been awarded $3,041,565 of that funding, supporting emerging and established research programs and projects, intensifying UNB’s focus on some of the most pressing topics of our times, including...

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UNB celebrates Pride 2021

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


At UNB, we believe that Pride should be celebrated year-round. We encourage our UNB community to show their pride, allyship and to show up as their authentic selves. In recognition of this year’s Pride celebrations, and in representing our aspirations as an institution, we have raised a Progress flag on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. With the raising of this flag, we reaffirm UNB’s commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion across our campuses and...

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Creating space: A collective journey toward a culture of inclusion

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 28, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Members of the University of New Brunswick community have been working hard toward the implementation of the new Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy. Over the last few months, the Policy Working Group and Implementation Team have been busy preparing multiple educational tools and social media pieces designed to inform the UNB community about the various ways they can create and encourage a more positive and inclusive teaching, working and learning environment for everyone. Last month, UNB...

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Lessons learned from NaviCare/SoinsNavi as project concludes

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


After four-and-a-half years of exploring the impact of patient navigation for children and youth with healthcare needs and their families, the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University-led NaviCare/SoinsNavi project has come to an end. The UNB research team is looking back on the experience and moving toward their next opportunity to build on that knowledge in new directions. In doing so, they hope to create a more accessible and integrated healthcare system for families. The...

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UNB announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2021-22

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Colby Arsenault, Benjamin Talbot and Patrick Talbot. The Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years, recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, community involvement and athletic leadership. The scholarship is supported by Arthur Irving, O.C., O.N.B. (DLITT...

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Student completes UNB Saint John’s first-ever clinical psychology field placement with Indigenous clinician

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 21, 2021 12:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick psychology student spent the winter 2021 semester being mentored by Mi’kmaq clinician Stephanie Francis – an historic moment for UNB psychology and experiential learning. Gabrielle Benoit, a third-year bachelor of science student majoring in psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus, undertook the clinical placement as part of Field Placement in Clinical Psychology (PSYC4265). This course gives students exposure to community mental health settings,...

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PhD candidate receives national Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Patricia Morris (BN'15, MN'21), a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Brunswick, has received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to continue her doctoral studies. The recipients were announced on July 15 by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and several federal funding agencies: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research...

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Skill Up for Success program prepares international students for the Canadian workforce

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Since 1990, six million people have immigrated to Canada. Newcomers are critical to not only the economic and population growth in New Brunswick and across the country, but they also introduce diverse cultures and experiences into our communities. The Office of Experiential Education at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Saint John Newcomers Centre (SJNC) recognize the value newcomers bring to our communities. Together, UNB and the SJNC, developed a pilot training program called...

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UNB Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing report highlights achievements, priorities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 8, 2021 4:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A community report released by the University of New Brunswick’s CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing has detailed progress to date and outlined priorities for the future. Over the past 16 months, Dr. Jason Hickey and his team have been hard at work establishing partnerships, supporting students, building capacity and engaging in research to support Indigenous wellbeing. The team engaged more than 200 learners and helped secure $2 million in funding for research and community...

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UNB long-term care simulation lab officially opens, ready to help NB residents and workers stay safe

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and its partners held an event at Loch Lomond Villa to officially open the UNB Long-Term Care Simulation Lab, a newly renovated and constructed research space. The UNB project, led by Dr. Rose McCloskey of the university’s Saint John campus, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 among long-term care residents. “The COVID-19 response highlights the fact that evidence on best practices...

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UNB receives five stars from QS World University Rating System

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as a five-star institution by the internationally renowned QS Star Rating System. UNB becomes New Brunswick’s first university to receive the coveted five-star rating and one of two universities in Atlantic Canada to receive this rating. “Appearing in world university ranking systems is an important confirmation of the credibility and quality of an institution,” says UNB’s president, Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle....

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Canada Day as a day of reflection and mourning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Shock and sadness spread across our country last week as we learned of the 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. These discoveries reconfirm oral histories shared by survivors – histories that Canada is only beginning to come to terms with.  This is an important week for our community to reflect upon these past events and the associated intergenerational harms that have had lasting effects on First Nations communities. As we...

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UNB’s 2021 High School Programming Competition won by Fredericton High student

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


On May 15, high school students across the province competed in the annual New Brunswick High School Programming Competition organized by the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. The competition challenges students’ computer-programming and problem-solving skills by having them solve eight programming questions that increase in difficulty. The student who solves the most problems wins the competition and receives bragging rights for their school,...

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UNB announces 2021 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 22, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year’s recipients are Bailey Desjardins, Haley Prosser and Marika Wesselius. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding New Brunswick high school graduates pursuing undergraduate degree programs at UNB. This...

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UNB and JDI announce 2021 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB.  Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is one of the university's most prestigious awards.  “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers with training, education and through a rewarding career here at home is at the heart of our...

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UNB Saint John nursing students deliver Teddy Bear Health Clinics

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2021 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John student nurses recently hosted Teddy Bear Health Clinics at two priority neighbourhood elementary schools. Over the two days, nursing students facilitated health education sessions at Seaside Park Elementary School and Centennial School for 300 kindergarten and Grade 1 children and their stuffed animals. The initiative was part of the nursing program’s pediatric clinical rotation, which provides students with experiential learning opportunities focused on acute and...

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UNB receives $1 million from ACOA for professional sales initiatives

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 10, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have announced a new collaboration to develop proficiency in professional sales across the region. A $1-million contribution from the Government of Canada, through ACOA, was announced on June 10 at an event at UNB’s Grand Hall in Saint John’s historic uptown. The funding will support a number of professional sales initiatives that will be based within this building, which has been home to the...

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NB-IRDT reports examine post-secondary graduate retention in province

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Two new reports from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick have revealed that a majority of post-secondary graduates from New Brunswick remain in the province after they complete their programs. College and university graduate retention in New Brunswick: 2010 - 2018 Retention, attraction, and labour market outcomes of post-secondary graduates in New Brunswick The reports found that almost 70 per cent of New Brunswick...

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The University of New Brunswick celebrates 2021 graduate award recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


On Saturday, June 5, the University of New Brunswick will virtually celebrate the achievements of its 2021 graduates. UNB is honoured to congratulate the 1,635 graduates who have worked incredibly hard through these unique times to achieve this milestone. This year, 1,345 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 269 will receive master’s degrees, and 21 will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The Governor General’s Silver Medal is the most...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


June is National Indigenous History Month. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the first peoples of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the historic contributions of the Wabanaki people, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. At the University of New Brunswick, we respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the unceded and unsurrendered ancestral homelands of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq people. The lands...

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Three UNB alumni join ARC Canada’s executive team

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 31, 2021 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Arc Clean Energy Canada Inc. has announced the establishment of an executive team, featuring three University of New Brunswick alumni. William (Bill) Cooper (BScEng’86, MScEng’96), Andrew Dawson (BA’91, LLB’01, MBA’08) and Carol Lynn Landry (BBA’99) were announced as part of the newly established team. Cooper will serve as vice-president of engineering; Dawson will serve in the role of vice-president of government affairs and public relations; and Landry...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2021-22

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


L-R: Safe AbuJayyab, Jordan Cole, Declan Hartery and Megan Kinch Four outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie, who was a Beaverbrook scholar as a young man. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize...

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Four distinguished professors and one of Canada’s renowned marine biologists to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2021 9:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will have much to celebrate at its virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5. More than 1,600 students will accept degrees; two valedictorians will deliver valedictory addresses; four retired professors will obtain the ranking of Professor Emeritus for serving the university with great distinction; and a posthumous honorary degree will be awarded to Laurie Murison, one of Atlantic Canada’s outstanding marine biologists. The Fredericton campus will...

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UNB senior teaching associate’s case study places 10th on bestsellers list

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick senior teaching associate’s case study, What Business Is Zara In?, was a bestseller this year through its Canadian distributor Ivey Publishing. Daniel Doiron, who teaches with the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, has a passion for writing case studies and uses them in all his undergraduate and graduate level courses as an experiential education tool. Experiential education is a form of teaching instructors use to combine authentic...

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UNB aligns with National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2021 11:54:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting student mental health by aligning with the National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. The National Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines to help post-secondary institutions across Canada support the mental health and well-being of their students. The guidelines were established after significant consultation by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association. These guidelines...

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UNB students explore the impact of the pandemic on active and public transportation among vulnerable populations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


  Ten students from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have completed a report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted access to both active and public transportation for the city’s most vulnerable populations. “Moving through the city: Grassroots experiences with active and public transportation in Saint John during the COVID-19 pandemic” was completed as an experiential learning requirement for a fourth-year political science course taught by Dr. Hepzibah...

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UNB launches new supports for industry innovation, research partnerships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 20, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has announced a new initiative supporting innovation, commercialization and partnership activities thanks to support from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and also made possible with leveraging support from The Molson Foundation. The Fulcrum Initiative is part of the institution’s ongoing implementation of UNB Toward 2030, a strategic vision that includes an emphasis on intensifying the positive impact of...

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UNB’s Saint John campus achieves silver sustainability rating

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus has been awarded a silver rating for its sustainability programs and practices. This is the first year UNB Saint John submitted data to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program run by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a self-reporting tool that assesses the sustainability of an institution’s practices within academics, engagement,...

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UNB has a key role in advancing N.B.’s digital transformation

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: May 19, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped all aspects of our lives in the same way digital technology has altered how we socialize, work, learn and play. Across Canada and beyond, digital technology is simply embedded into our daily lives now. The pandemic will come to an end, but our use of digital technology will endure and accelerate. Those who embrace it will enjoy new levels of prosperity, progress and resilience. Here in New Brunswick, we have an incredible opportunity for digital...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author and writer Dennis Bock

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author and writer Dennis Bock discussing his novel, The Good German. In November 1939, a German anti-fascist named Georg Elser came as close to assassinating Adolf Hitler as anyone ever had. In this gripping novel of alternate history, he doesn’t just come close – he succeeds. But he could never have imagined the terrible consequences that would follow from this act...

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UNB/OSCO Construction Group strategic partnership lays the groundwork for building the future

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 12, 2021 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and Saint John-based OSCO Construction Group are celebrating nearly two years of a strategic partnership that has established a solid foundation for future success. The OSCO Construction Group is a collection of companies operating in the concrete, steel and construction fields. They serve a variety of markets throughout Canada, the Eastern U.S., and the Caribbean. Since its official creation in 2019, the partnership has created valuable advantages for both...

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UNB hosts virtual public dialogue: Shaping the Debate

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2021 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick held a virtual public dialogue to discuss the province’s biggest health care challenges and contribute to the development of a five-year provincial health plan that is responsive to patients, providers and communities, now and into the future. “We know that New Brunswick faces significant challenges that may affect the quality of life and overall community well-being,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “As...

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UNB’s Whitebone Lounge to reopen as Whitebone Pizzeria

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 30, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John and the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have announced the relaunch of the campus’s Whitebone Lounge as the Whitebone Pizzeria following an extensive refurbishment. The new pizzeria-style eatery will open in the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre in the coming months, located in the space which was previously the Whitebone Lounge conference room and the Colonel Tucker's Bar, which has been remodelled into one large, open-plan...

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UNB announces 2021 valedictorians for spring graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 23, 2021 12:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be celebrating the achievements of its 2021 graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5. The Fredericton campus’ 191st Encaenia will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saint John’s 46th spring convocation ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. See unb.ca/graduation for information on the ceremonies and associated degrees. Valedictorians from each campus will virtually address UNB’s graduating class of 2021 during the...

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Bell Let’s Talk boosts funding for post-secondary student mental health

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Bell Let’s Talk announced that $3,075,000 in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund has been awarded to 123 Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, to support them in the initial implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. “Bell is committed to enhancing student mental health and we are pleased to see so many post-secondary institutions apply for funding....

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature Carla Gunn

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 14, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature Carla Gunn, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, discussing her novel, Amphibian. In Amphibian, nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world and he is the narrator. As Quill & Quire wrote, “[He]… is the kind of kid who could only be described as ‘sensitive.’ Hours spent watching documentaries on the...

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UNB students make community impact through experiential learning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 6, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick students are working with 14 community organizations to help make positive changes in the world around them while gaining a credit toward their university degree. Social Science in Practicum (SOCS4501) is a course offered at UNB’s Saint John campus that pairs students with an organization that best fits their goals and related disciplines to provide them with a paid experiential learning internship at that organization. Experiential learning gives students...

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Congratulations to the Business Simulation Competition winners

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 30, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John hosted its 4th Annual Business Simulation Competition on March 19, giving students a chance to experience a real-world global business environment. The winning groups were: First place: Hannah Gunter, Anna Nguyen, Kyle Benson, Ashley Little and Amelia McCavour Second place: Luke Armstrong, Taylor Lee and Annie Zheng Third place: Brooke Tanfara, Sarah MacDonald and Olivia Finlay The event would not have been possible...

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UNB’s 2020-21 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 23, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick recently inducted 17 students as Sir Howard Douglas Scholars for their exceptional involvement in UNB and their local and international community. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars excel in whatever they turn their attention to – be it graduate school, working to save the environment or engaging in community-based projects,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at UNB. “These exceptional individuals are outstanding...

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UNB receives funding to further intensify SMR cluster participation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) has received new federal funding to support standards validation and intensified partnership opportunities. The funds will support CNER’s ongoing Small Modular Reactor (SMR) research cluster work. The funding was announced on March 18, as part of a $56-million Government of Canada funding bundle provided through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Atlantic Canada...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature award-winning novelist Emma Donoghue

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Posted: March 18, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter Emma Donoghue discussing her novel, The Pull of the Stars. The Pull of the Stars became a #1 bestseller in Canada and Ireland and made bestseller lists in the U.S. (New York Times) and U.K. Set in Dublin during the Great Flu pandemic in 1918, it is about a nurse midwife, a doctor and a volunteer helper living through three...

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Fourth instalment of UNB’s Business Simulation Competition goes virtual

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Posted: March 16, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB’s faculty of business on the Saint John campus is hosting its fourth annual Business Simulation Competition in a virtual environment, allowing students to test their business strategies and ideas and experience the results. The event will see third- and fourth-year students in the bachelor of business administration and bachelor of applied management programs leading teams as they run global companies competing against one another in a quickly evolving market. The competition...

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UNB students reflect on studying during COVID-19

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Posted: March 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This academic year has looked quite different for students, faculty and staff alike. Instructors are adapting course material and their teaching methods using various virtual platforms, students are learning new study strategies for alternative delivery methods, and all of us are adjusting to health and safety regulations on and off campus. With winter term now underway, students have been sharing their highlights from Fall 2020. Katie Northorp, a fourth-year bachelor of science student on...

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Members of the UNB community recognized for their work during the pandemic

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Posted: March 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Eight UNBers have been honoured as part of the province’s “Stepping up for my New Brunswick” program. Nominated by members of the community, the initiative named 89 individuals who stepped up during COVID-19 and contributed to the province’s economic or social recovery efforts. Among those recognized were several UNB staff, faculty members, students and alumni. Professor Pam Pastirik, from UNB’s faculty of nursing, was honoured for her work as part of NB COPES...

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UNB students to attend Daughters of the Vote conference

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Posted: March 2, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Students from the University of New Brunswick are invited to attend the Daughters of the Vote summit, taking place virtually from March 5-8, 2021. Equal Voice established the Daughters of the Vote summit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of select women attaining the right to vote in Canada. Taking place in the same month as International Women’s Day, the program aims to expose young women to Canadian political institutions and inspire them to act in their own communities. Third year...

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Black History Month posters share stories of Black New Brunswickers

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Posted: February 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A poster exhibit on display at the Market Square Saint John Free Public Library is telling the stories of 28 prominent Black New Brunswickers during Black History Month. The Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers campaign is a collaboration between the UNB Art Centre, the Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the Black History Month Organizing Committee at UNB. It grew from a 2020 exhibit housed on UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John...

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UNB research projects receive funding to support healthy aging for seniors

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Posted: February 17, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB researchers have received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities. On Feb. 12, the Province of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced 39 applied research projects that have been approved under the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. “Healthy aging remains an important aspiration for the general community and provincial governments across Canada,”...

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MacNutt Memorial Lecture delves into emotional history of Atlantic Canadian political economy

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Posted: February 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


In a region where strong feelings are often mixed into the cool scientific voice of political economy, would Atlantic Canada benefit from developing a history of emotions? Dr. Shirley Tillotson asks this question and will present her research at UNB’s W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Feb. 16. Atlantic Canada’s historiography combines political economy with a mix of other rhetorical tones: righteous anger, elegiac affection, and, often between the lines, grief and...

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UNB and NB Power announce continuation of important research, supported by federal funds

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 11, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and NB Power have announced the continuation of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) research project, supporting the Mactaquac dam renewal project. Phase II of MAES, led by UNB’s Dr. Allen Curry, a professor of biology, forestry and environmental management, and fellow and science director of UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute, continues the groundbreaking work started five years ago. The project is funded by $3,032,746 from NB Power and...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Uzma Jalaluddin

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Posted: February 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author Uzma Jalaluddin discussing her debut novel, Ayesha at Last. Ayesha at Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community. The book has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus. Ayesha at Last was named the 2019 Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year, long-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour...

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UNB honours Black History Month

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Posted: February 1, 2021 2:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


During the month of February, UNB celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by honouring and acknowledging the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and people of African descent – achievements that have far too often been erased or ignored. At UNB, we stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB and acknowledge the violent histories of Black dispossession in Canada. Black History Month also serves as a reminder for non-racialized people to stand in...

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UNB researcher contributing expertise to initiative to help protect whales

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Posted: February 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Government of Canada has announced $5.3 million in funding for projects that will advance innovative solutions to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, and a UNB research team will be part of this vital initiative. The smartWhales initiative will support five research and development projects to develop solutions that use satellite data to help detect and monitor the presence of North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters and predict their movements. Dr. Kimberley...

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UNB recognized as a top employer in Canada

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Posted: January 28, 2021 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is honoured to announce we have been named among Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2021, Canada’s Top 100 Employers of 2021 and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers 2021. UNB was the only university from Atlantic Canada to be included on all three lists. “To be recognized on three top employer lists highlights the dedication and commitment of our talented faculty and staff," says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and...

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UNB mental health strategist encourages the community to connect as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Posted: January 28, 2021 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Over the past year, the world has changed. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe and has drastically changed the way we live, study, work and socialize. On Jan. 28, UNB mental health strategist Matthew MacLean joins millions of Canadians in recognizing the importance of talking about mental health as part of this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day. “The entire world has been impacted by the pandemic, with everyone experiencing challenges of some sort that can...

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UNBers receive NB Multicultural Council recognition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Two members of the UNB community are being recognized as champions of cultural diversity by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council. Agunbiade Seun Richards, a PhD candidate at UNB Saint John who founded Door2Door Pickup Couriers, and Mary Ryan, an alumna and multiculturalism advocate, were both selected as Champions for Cultural Diversity 2020 by the council. A natural entrepreneur, Mr. Richards was in the right place at the right time when he founded Door2Door in February 2020. As the...

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UNB nursing instructor receives teaching innovation award

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Posted: January 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Renée Gordon, senior instructor and clinical resource strategist at UNB’s Moncton nursing site, is the recipient of a 2019-2020 teaching innovation award for her creative approach to instruction. Ms. Gordon received the award in recognition of an innovative teaching solution that combined virtual simulation and concept-based learning activities which encourages the development of clinical reasoning and clinical judgement. The collaborative innovation ensured students could...

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UNB project will help protect long-term care residents and workers from virus spread

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick project, led by professor Dr. Rose McCloskey, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illness among long-term care residents. On Nov. 6, 2020, the Government of Canada announced $28 million in funding for 79 projects across the country as part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) COVID-19 Exceptional Opportunities Fund competition. Dr. McCloskey, professor of nursing at UNB in Saint John, was among those...

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Promise Partnership brings holiday cheer to Hazen White-St. Francis

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 23, 2020 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Program coordinators from the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Promise Partnership got into the holiday spirit last week as they helped to prepare a festive holiday dinner for the students and staff of Hazen White-St. Francis School. Every year, the Promise Partnership staff help the school prepare a Christmas meal for students and staff, as well as helping to wrap gifts for the children. “This year has been different for everyone, and the Promise Partnership is no...

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Holocaust survivor and UNB honorary degree recipient appointed to Order of Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick honorary degree recipient and Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff was recently named a member of the Order of Canada for her distinguished career as an author, well-known historian and public speaker. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926, Schiff, along with her father, mother, sister and grandmother, was deported to Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp located in the town of Terezin in what is now the Czech Republic. During her three years of imprisonment, her...

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UNB partners with the Canadian Professional Sales Association

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Posted: December 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has become  an accredited partner of the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA), the national governing body for sales professionals. Under the new partnership, the university’s master of business administration (MBA) in business development and professional sales, taught at UNB Saint John’s uptown location, will be accredited by the CPSA to provide all the required pre-requisite education toward the Certified Sales Professional (CSP)...

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LPN-BN Pathway program for licensed practical nurses adds 24 seats

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Province of New Brunswick is providing funding to help licensed practical nurses (LPNs) apply directly to the bachelor of nursing program on the UNB Fredericton campus with the addition of 24 academic seats. This is a direct result of the New Brunswick Nursing Resource Strategy and will double the capacity of the program to 48. “The Nursing Resource Strategy lays out four key pillars, and this funding will support the enhancement of nursing education in New Brunswick pillar,”...

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UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership celebrates 10-year anniversary

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Posted: December 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership has marked a decade of supporting the community. Launched in 2010, the Promise Partnership connects UNB Saint John with the local community through a number of programs, all aimed at closing educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic status. The programs are designed to provide academic support to Saint John youth whilst providing volunteering opportunities for UNB students. The initiative’s Student Mentoring Program was...

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UNB’s research intensity and community partnerships reflected in strong rankings placement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Research Infosource has announced their Top 50 Canadian Research Universities rankings for the 2019 fiscal year. Among comprehensive universities, the University of New Brunswick placed second in Canada for research income growth, showing an impressive 25.3 per cent gain over the previous year. This gain includes a 54 per cent increase, year-over-year, in private industry funding, propelling UNB to first place for this measure. “Seeing this impressive, nation-leading growth in our last...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Sara O’Leary

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature author Sarah O’Leary discussing her first novel entitled The Ghost in the House. What if a ghost were haunting your house? What if you were the ghost? Everything in Fay's life is perfect – living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves, and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. Then, late one night, Fay...

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UNB Saint John announces new diploma in engineering foundations

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Posted: December 7, 2020 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is introducing a new two-year diploma in engineering foundations program, offered on its Saint John campus. Starting in September 2021, the diploma in engineering foundations will provide graduates with formal recognition upon completion of the two foundational years in engineering. The two-year diploma in engineering foundations is an entry-level program that offers all new incoming students a basic understanding of scientific principles and a foundation in...

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UNB recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Posted: December 4, 2020 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick community will recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, on Sunday, Dec. 6, with a series of virtual events. The day marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women, many of whom were engineering students, on Dec. 6, 1989, at École Polytechnique in Montréal. UNB remembers the women whose lives were taken in this senseless act of gender-based violence, their families and everyone affected by the tragedy. Given the...

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NB-IRDT publishes preliminary results of COVID-19 recovery research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 1, 2020 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has published preliminary results of its research into community resiliency in COVID-19 recovery, identifying which areas of the province may be at greater risk of negative outcomes. The research, led by Dr. Sandra Magalhaes of the University of New Brunswick, examines COVID-19 risk indicators to support community planning and recovery efforts and better inform possible responses in the province. By identifying the prevalence of six...

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UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership celebrates 10 years

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 26, 2020 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


As UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership marks its 10th anniversary, former participant Kendra Eatman is reflecting on her experience with the program. Since its inception in 2010, the Promise Partnership has provided educational support and opportunities to hundreds of Saint John youth. The initiative works to close the educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic status, while providing volunteering opportunities for UNB students. From kindergarten to Grade 12,...

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East coast-west coast partnership cements vision for Health and Technology District Saint John

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Posted: November 23, 2020 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Coming soon to Atlantic Canada: a place where innovators and entrepreneurs, students and faculty will work alongside scientists, clinicians and health care practitioners to develop new technologies and improve health outcomes, patient experiences and the economics of health care delivery in the region and beyond. This is the ambitious vision for the Health and Technology District Saint John, a joint partnership between the University of New Brunswick, Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) and...

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UNB event marks 50 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

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Posted: November 20, 2020 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The faculties of arts on the UNB Fredericton and Saint John campuses will host a special virtual panel event on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (RCSW) on Monday, Nov. 23. The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was established in 1967 and issued its final report in 1970, which included 167 recommendations to reduce gender inequality in Canada. “When the Royal Commission on the Status of Women tabled its report on Dec. 7, 1970, it set an ambitious agenda for...

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Right whale glider project successfully completes first season of detection

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 19, 2020 2:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A collaboration between the University of New Brunswick and Transport Canada to detect North Atlantic right whales using an underwater acoustic glider has been hailed a success in its first year. The initiative, led by Dr. Kimberley Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, used an autonomous underwater glider equipped with a digital acoustic monitoring device to detect several species of large whales in the Laurentian Channel shipping lanes, between Anticosti Island and Cape Breton Island, in...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature writer Samantha M. Bailey

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 13, 2020 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature writer Samantha M. Bailey discussing her debut psychological thriller and national bestseller, Woman on the Edge. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps...a moment on the subway platform changes two women's lives forever. Woman on the Edge is a thriller about the lengths...

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Statement on UNB's sexual assault policy and resources at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Sexual violence of any kind is not tolerated at UNB. Every incident of sexual violence that comes to our attention is taken seriously and we work to provide clear advice and support to victims of sexual violence. Sexual violence is a serious issue that has significant consequences for victims and their families.  Sexual violence is a global and local challenge, and is especially prevalent amongst university populations.  We acknowledge that female university students are especially...

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UNB recognizes Remembrance Day

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Posted: November 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


For the eighth year in a row, UNB is recognizing the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. UNB Remembers, an event that is typically held each November on campus, brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifices that UNB members made in wartime and beyond. Due to the pandemic, this year’s event moves to an online format, running from Nov. 10 to 13. Over those days, UNB will feature stories through its institutional social media...

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UNB and Parks Canada announce research chair in aquatic restoration

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 5, 2020 1:25:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Government of Canada is investing in research expertise and the future of Atlantic salmon with the establishment of a Parks Canada Research Chair dedicated to aquatic restoration at the University of New Brunswick. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, announced the creation of the first-ever Parks Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Restoration...

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The Spirit of Memorial Hall

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The following story is a tale told by Angie Deveau, a communications officer at the University of New Brunswick. Have you ever wondered if any spirits drift through the halls of the University of New Brunswick late at night? Well, Terry Parsons, a patrol officer on UNB Fredericton’s security team, knows the answer to that question. Established in 1785, UNB is the oldest English-language university in Canada. Given our 235 years of history, people are bound to hear a ghost story or two...

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Celebrating UNB’s 2020 Graduates

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Posted: October 29, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its almost 600 fall graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. UNB is proud of the 288 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 293 earning master’s degrees and 17 achieving the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. At the ceremonies, significant graduate awards will be announced, with the complete list at unb.ca/graduation. Kelly Chaves, graduating with a doctorate in...

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JDI Roundtable moves online, facilitating greater access

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Spurred by necessity and opportunity, the 2020 JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick Forum will be a transformed experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on gatherings, and seizing an opportunity to open the Forum to even more stakeholders across the province, the 2020 Forum has shifted from an in-person event to a series of webinars. Through this transformation, the goal of the Forum remains the same: to share the latest research and to...

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UNB professor Greg Marquis to read as part of Lorenzo Society series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will launch his new book, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ADT., as part of the Lorenzo Society’s virtual series. In 1969, at the height of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono’s popularity, they visited Canada. Recounting the story of events which took place while in the country, historian Greg Marquis offers a unique portrayal of Canadian...

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UNB to present professors emeriti rankings, teaching and research awards at fall convocation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 23, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour three outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching and research at its virtual fall convocation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. UNB will also be awarding Professors Emeriti distinctions to five of its retired faculty members. Excellence in Teaching Awards Two UNB Saint John faculty members will be recognized with Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Excellence in Teaching Awards. Moira A. Law Dr. Moira A. Law began teaching...

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Global health researcher brings child health expertise and international experience to UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Ziba Vaghri has journeyed the world researching and advocating for children’s health, development and rights. Now, Dr. Vaghri is bringing that passion and expertise to the University of New Brunswick. She was recently appointed as a Senior Research Associate in the department of psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus. “UNB offers a unique opportunity for this work. There is very fertile soil in New Brunswick for developing children’s rights research, particularly...

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UNB to analyze student retention and labour market outcomes in New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 19, 2020 11:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is conducting an analysis of post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes in the province through a collaborative project funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB will work with the provincial departments of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Education and Early Childhood Development to complete an analysis of New Brunswick students,...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Genevieve Graham

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham discussing her recent book, The Forgotten Home Child. The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home, based on the true story of the British Home Children. Genevieve Graham is...

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University of New Brunswick announces valedictorians

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2020 10:56:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2020 graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. The ceremonies for graduates on the Fredericton campus will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., with the Saint John event being held at 5 p.m. Information regarding the degrees to be distributed at each specific ceremony can be found at unb.ca/graduation. Two valedictorians will virtually address UNB’s graduating class of 2020...

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Connecting students with sustainable experiential educational experiences

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2020 4:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick student in Saint John was one of many who participated in experiential learning programs during the summer, making a major impact for community groups and leading the way toward a sustainable future. With support from the Office of Experiential Education’s many funding programs, students from all faculties and disciplines were able to partner with local organizations where they gained valuable work experience and contributed their talents to the...

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Promoting self-care for World Mental Health Day

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the University of New Brunswick is highlighting a few of the various ways our instructors have promoted wellness and self-care practices within various course offerings across our campuses over the past year. World Mental Health Day is a campaign created by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place every year on Oct. 10 to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. With...

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UNB to celebrate Sustainability Week

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Posted: October 5, 2020 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick Sustainability will be hosting its third annual bi-campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 13 to 16. Due to COVID-19, the week will be exclusively virtual. Follow along with a variety of partnering UNB social media accounts throughout the week as they share how they are celebrating sustainability. There will also be several virtual events, including a green business panel hosted by the UNB Student Union; a group discussion hosted by the International Students...

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Observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi'kmaq Treaty Day at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, UNB’s community will be observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi’kmaq Treaty Day. On Sept. 30, every member of the UNB community is being encouraged to wear their orange shirt in honour of Orange Shirt Day. This annual event grew out of Phyllis' story, a survivor who was six when she had her orange shirt taken away from her the first day she was in Mission Residential School. Orange Shirt Day compels everyone to be reflective and commemorate...

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UNB becomes first Canadian university to offer phone services through Microsoft Teams

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick now have full access to their office phone services when working remotely or on campus following the successful migration of UNB’s phone system to Microsoft Teams on Aug. 27. UNB is the first Canadian university to move to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system run entirely through Teams, a Microsoft app known best for its video meeting, chat and file sharing features. From anywhere in the world and from any computer or mobile device,...

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UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation and Wellness gear up for fall

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Athletics, Recreation and Wellness program at University of New Brunswick in Saint John has announced plans for the fall season, with a focus on health and wellness. The emphasis on creating wellness programs during this unprecedented time aims to get everyone moving and interacting with others whilst maintaining social distancing. “Many of us did not have the opportunity to exercise as much as we would have liked during the months of isolation at the height of the COVID-19...

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UNB nursing students implement successful community projects through virtual collaboration

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Over a span of six weeks, nursing students at the University of New Brunswick’s Moncton site completed their course requirements and successfully implemented community projects – entirely in a virtual setting. Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom, students partnered with several community agencies across New Brunswick to provide educational resources and tools for clients who use their services. Agencies included Correctional Services of Canada Health, Provincial Corrections Health,...

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UNB Saint John introduces The Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. Janie Chang writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. Her first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and her second novel, Dragon Springs Road, was a Globe and Mail...

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Catalyst participants assist businesses with COVID-19 recovery

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Student participants in the University of New Brunswick’s Catalyst program saw great success over the summer of 2020. Catalyst, supported with funding from the Province of New Brunswick, the ICTC WIL Digital program and the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship program, was designed to support communities as they adapted to and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. It gave New Brunswick businesses access to some of UNB’s brightest and most talented students for assistance in...

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother’s name

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2020 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


When brothers and UNB alumni William and Graeme MacKinnon decided to honour their late mother Audrey, they knew it had to be in support of students. Audrey did not attend university herself, though she had very much wanted to. When she graduated from Plaster Rock Superior School in 1942, the eldest of seven children, she knew that university would place too much financial hardship on her parents. Instead, she enrolled in secretarial school and learned skills that would prove vital in her...

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UNB partners with Family Plus Life Solutions to expand mental health services

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus has signed a memorandum of understanding with counselling provider Family Plus Life Solutions, Inc., strengthening its mental health services for students. The agreement will allow students who require more intense psychotherapy, beyond what UNB counselling services provide, to do so in a way that works within their personal budget. Family Plus is a not-for-profit charitable organization based in Saint John that provides professional...

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Eleven new members appointed to UNB’s Board of Governors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Larry Hachey, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of eleven new members to the Board. The eleven individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are four UNB academics, a philanthropist, a telecommunication professional, a president of infrastructure development, two UNB students, the CEO of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick and a retired health...

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UNB launches innovative program aimed at provincial health care reform

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of New Brunswick was developing an ambitious plan to help address the most challenging and important issue facing New Brunswick and Canada – the delivery of effective, efficient and sustainable health care. UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) is a program focused on health education and research, coupled with social innovation and greater collaboration, and its aim is to achieve systemic health care reform in New Brunswick...

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Foundation extends support for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 25, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation will continue its support of the University of New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Scholars Award for a further two years, matching donations from Beaverbrook Scholars to a maximum of $100,000 per year. This will bring the foundation’s total contribution to the award to $500,000 over five years. In 2018, the foundation announced a commitment to match gifts to the award up to $300,000 over three years. The renewed commitment of a further $200,000...

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UNB announces new communication studies certificate in social media

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the communications studies program on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, UNB Saint John is proud to offer a new certificate program in social media beginning in fall 2020. The certificate, which is designed to be completed in one academic year of full-time study, is compatible with online learning and provides students with a comprehensive, in-depth exposure to the practical communication issues that both workers and citizens...

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Local Saint John company produces branded face masks for UNB Saint John students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John campus has enlisted the help of local business The Estey Group to provide students with UNB-branded community face masks for fall 2020. With non-medical masks now a requirement on campus, students will each be given their own UNB-branded face mask when they return for the start of the semester. “When the decision was made to provide students returning to campus with branded UNB facemasks, it was important to us to find a local company who...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Jessica Dean and Stephen White have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. This year, 100 students received this celebrated award, up from 50 in prior years. Jessica Dean, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Armbrae Academy in Halifax, Ms. Dean will be entering the bachelor of engineering...

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University of New Brunswick advances new technology to help protect North Atlantic right whales

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick, with the support of Transport Canada, is advancing new proven technology to improve the detection of North Atlantic right whales in part of the shipping lanes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Due to the success of its 2019 pilot project, a UNB research lab has launched an underwater acoustic glider that will enhance the surveillance and monitoring of North Atlantic right whales. This initiative, led by Dr. Kimberley Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, uses an...

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MBA student helps to strengthen UNB as the University for New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 14, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Juan (Coco) Du is an international student completing her master of business administration at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus whose passion lies in enhancing the educational experience and quality of life for others. Having been a senior education consultant in China for 10 years, Du has provided personalized consulting services to approximately 2,000 families, offering guidance to students who are interested in studying abroad. With expertise in international...

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Newcomer leverages experiences and education to make a difference

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Newcomer, entrepreneur and researcher are just a few of the many hats that Agunbiade Seun Richards wears. As a business owner and entrepreneurship PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Seun found his home in the Port City and is dedicated to growing the city’s economy and population growth through entrepreneurship. Inspired by his own experiences and education, Seun founded his company, Door2Door Deliveries, with the goal of providing Saint John residents with...

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New residence honours trailblazing couple

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’s history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon research excellence and community engagement. The 40,000-sq.ft., geothermally heated Barry and Flora Beckett...

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13 UNB projects receive funding to support COVID-19 research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2020 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


  UNB researchers have been awarded $409,854 by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 13 projects investigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will support researchers in disciplines ranging from nursing to education to chemistry who are contributing to pandemic response efforts. “As a leader in research and education, the expertise of our researchers is one of the most...

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New billing process affected small cohort of students

University of New Brunswick

Posted: July 13, 2020 6:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Due to an error in the roll out of a new billing process, one cohort of students was identified as having been incorrectly charged international student fees in May 2020. Our internal quality control process detected the error and it was corrected within an hour of the occurrence. Personal identifiers, such as names, were not a factor in the error. Also due to the new billing system, some students were charged late fees. These errors were related to the roll out of new billing procedures...

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UNB celebrates NB Pride Week

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Pride flag was recently raised on our Fredericton and Saint John campuses in solidarity with all 2SLGBTQIA+ people and communities. This year, Pride organizers in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton have chosen to come together for one united province-wide celebration. Now more than ever, at a time of global uncertainty and unrest, it is important that we join in celebration of this significant occasion. The updated Pride flag, known as the Progress flag, prioritizes Black, Indigenous,...

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Seemingly scary fish important for marine life in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Despite recent fears over a fish that has a powerful suction cup mouth with rows of circular teeth, the eel-like creature has been in New Brunswick waters for a very long time. In fact, any body of water that connects to the ocean could see the presence of the frightening-looking fish – known as the sea lamprey. Research out of the University of New Brunswick gives us a more in-depth look into these fish and the vital role they play in keeping our waters healthy. Kurt Samways, a...

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Natasha Simon named Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre Director

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


I am pleased to announce that Natasha Simon has been named Nikanahtpat (Director) of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, effective July 1, 2020. Nikanahtpat is a Wolastoqey term meaning “one who leads by mind, body and spirit.” Natasha is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog, N.B. In her personal and professional lives, she has worked tirelessly to center Indigenous knowledge systems and history in her work. Natasha brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience working with...

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Nine UNBers make finals for Atlantic AquaHacking Challenge

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 30, 2020 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Atlantic Canadian division of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation’s AquaHacking Challenge has announced its five finalist teams, with nine UNB students and alumni making the cut. AquaHacking Challenges are nine-month programs held across Canada in which competitors work to solve water-related problems, including issues with potability and industrial pollution. The Atlantic version was organized by Saint Mary’s University’s Atlantic Water Network. The competition is...

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UNB announces Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Beaverbrook Scholarships and the commitment to shaping future leaders at UNB. This year’s recipients are Julia Dupuis, David Fox and Rose He. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to...

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UNB research focuses on life satisfaction after traumatic spinal cord injury

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A study, conceived and designed by a University of New Brunswick PhD candidate, is examining the perceptions and reality of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injuries. “An Examination of Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Induced Quadriplegia and Paraplegia: Comparing Society’s Expectations to Patient Reported Life Satisfaction” was designed by PhD candidate Derek Gaudet. It is being carried out in collaboration with UNB experimental...

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UNB graduate students earn $2.5 million in federal scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick enjoyed unparalleled success in the 2020 spring competitions for scholarships with the Government of Canada Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR). Topping the list of awards was an unprecedented three Vanier Scholarships, which is Canada’s most competitive and prestigious national scholarship for graduate students. The awards are valued at $150,000 per student and went to one student each in the faculties of education and arts in...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This represents a time where we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples, and recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is an opportunity for the broader community to learn, appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional...

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UNB professor elected president of Canadian Political Science Association

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Joanna Everitt of UNB’s Saint John campus has been elected as president of the Canadian Political Science Association, an organization representing political science faculty and students across the country. She is the first president from an Atlantic Canadian university in more than 20 years. Dr. Everitt is a professor of political science and the director of the UNB Urban and Community Studies Institute. She is a former dean of the UNB Saint John faculty of arts. She specializes...

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UNB launches program connecting students and NB businesses for COVID-19 relief

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the launch of Catalyst, a program designed to support communities as they adapt to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Catalyst will give New Brunswick businesses access to some of UNB’s brightest and most talented students for assistance in immediate COVID-19 recovery and long-term strategy development. Through this program, businesses will submit projects related to COVID-19 recovery, and students will work in...

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ACAA cancels 2020-21 season first-semester sports

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 9, 2020 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Atlantic Collegiate Athletics Association (ACAA) has cancelled all first-semester sports scheduled for the 2020-21 season. The decision to cancel first-semester sports, which was made after deliberation among its 10-member institutions, affects men’s and women’s soccer and cross country and women’s rugby, as well as exhibition and early season competitions for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and badminton. A further decision on basketball,...

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Reshaping the NB workforce in a post-pandemic recession

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following commentary by UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle appeared in the June 6, 2020, edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “Reshaping the New Brunswick workforce after COVID-19.” A year ago, I returned to New Brunswick after working in Australia and the United States over a thirty-year period. At the time, I remarked to people that the values that I was taught here proved to be valuable in the global context. Growing up in New Brunswick...

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Standing together against racism and injustice

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The events of the past few days, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, illustrates the important work --yet still largely undone --in fighting racism in all its forms around the world. At UNB we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we condemn all forms of racism. Racism and racial bias have no place and is not tolerated at UNB. As a community we need to acknowledge the extent of racism experienced by many people from across the community and to re-double...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2020-21

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Four high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills, community involvement and academic success. This...

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UNB celebrates the Class of 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This week, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its more than 1,600 graduates from across Canada and around the world. Although unable to hold its annual graduation ceremonies as a result of COVID-19, the university wants to congratulate its students on achieving this significant milestone. UNB is proud of the 1,278 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 290 earning master’s degrees and 36 achieving the highest level of academic...

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Spring 2020 UNB graduates show their work

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


As we often say at UNB, graduation is a time when communities join to celebrate the work and accomplishments of students and faculty. While this year’s graduates are experiencing a different form of send-off due to COVID-19, they remain as accomplished, determined and driven as ever. We’ve chosen four students whose stories are a snapshot of some of the incredible work happening within, and beyond, the halls of UNB. They also serve as a demonstration of their vigor and...

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Two UNB athletes named CCAA Academic All-Canadians

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two student-athletes from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have been announced as 2019-20 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Dayna Alexander and Logan Perry received the award with 191 other student-athletes across the country. The recipients have achieved combined excellence in collegiate athletics and academics. Ms. Alexander is a member of the women’s volleyball team, while Mr. Perry plays on the men’s soccer team....

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Approved Bachelor of Health program accepting applications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Admissions to the new, four-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Health program at UNB have now begun for fall 2020, with approval from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Council. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to combine the precision of science with the creativity and critical thinking of the social sciences and humanities, plus the strategic vision and accountability of business management. This innovative and interdisciplinary program is a unique...

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UNB releases study showing $1.8-billion impact on provincial economy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 15, 2020 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has released 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 Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The research and analysis conducted by EMSI reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.8 billion on the New Brunswick economy over the course of one year. This total impact includes: operations spending impact of...

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Recognizing our heroes during National Nursing Week

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following commentary is from Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB President and Vice-Chancellor. It’s unlikely that any of us could have predicted the current global situation when, in December, the World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in honour of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. This unintentionally timely designation recognizes the dedication and compassion nursing professionals put into their work. National Nursing Week,...

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Grade 12 students can get early start on post-secondary studies at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 5, 2020 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, in partnership with the provincial government, is providing Grade 12 students an opportunity to get an early start on their post-secondary education by enrolling in remote learning offered through spring and summer intersession courses. “We are committed to exploring all avenues to help our students succeed,” said Paul Mazerolle, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “The opportunity for incoming students to begin their post-secondary education...

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UNB essential service staff keep university running during COVID-19

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


  It’s been far from business as usual at the University of New Brunswick since a state of emergency was declared by the Province of New Brunswick on March 19 to limit the spread of COVID-19. UNB’s campuses quickly closed to most of the university community and, with the exception of a few students who were unable to travel home, the only staff who have remained are those carrying out essential tasks. “Communities across the country have come to truly appreciate and...

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UNB’s Promise Partnership continues to support local schoolchildren

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership initiative has continued to support local youth in the community throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The Promise Partnership runs an ongoing program that pairs children from Hazen White-St. Francis School with UNB volunteers to provide educational support through structured literacy activities. Although now unable to meet in person, the mentors continue to support the students at the school by sending them photos, encouraging words, and letters...

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UNB provides PPE for healthcare and emergency workers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has gathered crucial supplies to provide the Province of New Brunswick with personal protective equipment needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. PPE and other essential materials were gathered from the UNB Fredericton campus, including gloves, goggles, masks, face shields, gowns, alcohols and more. Additional materials from UNB’s Saint John campus and Moncton site are being compiled and will be made available. UNB is in discussions with the provincial...

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UNB nursing grads join the COVID-19 fight

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Fourth-year nursing students from the University of New Brunswick graduated earlier than usual this year to allow them to join the fight against COVID-19. The Nursing Association of New Brunswick has provided UNB graduates with a temporary license, which means they can be hired to work in healthcare immediately. While the application process remained the same, the license approvals were expedited. Due to the pandemic, university campuses were effectively closed, operating under essential...

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Our hearts and thoughts are with Nova Scotia

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick acknowledges the tragic events which occurred over the weekend in Nova Scotia. As a community, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all of those who lost their lives in this terrible incident, including RCMP Cst. Heidi Stevenson. Our heartfelt thoughts are also with another RCMP officer and the other people who were affected by these senseless acts of violence. Tragic incidents such as this remind us of the bravery and important work...

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UNB researchers release short-term COVID-19 infection predictions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 9, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training’s 10-day COVID-19 outcome model shows New Brunswick is currently tracking towards a best-case scenario outcome, according to data as of April 7. NB-IRDT researchers, led by Dr. Ted McDonald, developed their prediction models by looking at outcome data as of March 31, 2020, from other countries with a range of COVID-19 response strategies, from strict lockdowns and widespread testing to slow implementation of...

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UNB nursing students promote healthy eating to Saint John schoolchildren

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 10, 2020 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Nursing students from the University of New Brunswick recently led a healthy eating Lunch and Learn session for 153 children at Hazen White-St. Francis School, as part of the Promise Partnership. Earlier this year, the 50 first-year UNB students presented recommendations and advice from Canada’s Food Guide to the children, their teachers and parents. Groups of students were assigned a class from kindergarten to Grade 5, for whom they developed an age-appropriate lesson plan to teach...

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UNB and NBCC provide new degree pathway

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and New Brunswick Community College have signed an agreement to provide a new pathway for NBCC’s International Business Management graduates to obtain a master’s degree. “This MOU will further diversify our campus’ MBA program by admitting NBCC students who have completed the post-graduate program and meet eligibility requirements,” said Dr. Petra Hauf, vice-president Saint John. “We hope to see the first intake of students...

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UNB launches Climate Change Action Plan

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 24, 2020 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 and it has created an action plan to fulfill that mission. UNB’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which was developed after extensive public consultation and engagement, is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick. The plan outlines strategies that will help the university make improvements to its infrastructure, while shifting behaviours and increasing efficiency across both its...

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Fishing for facts in Canada’s lakes and waterways: UNB researcher part of a national project to identify fish species in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


With just one water sample, and using no nets or fishhooks, the University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Scott Pavey can tell what types of fish live in a stream or lake. Now, Dr. Pavey is using his expertise, equipment and lab in a nation-wide, $9.1-million funded project that will catalogue fish across Canada. GEN-FISH, the Genomics Network for Fish Identification, Stress and Health, is based out of the University of Windsor. Researchers from 13 institutions across Canada will create...

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UNB launches innovative bachelor of health program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has launched a new four-year interdisciplinary bachelor of health program, the first of its kind in Canada. The innovative program will welcome its first intake of students to the Saint John campus in fall 2020. UNB’s health program is a unique collaboration between all three UNB Saint John faculties: the faculty of arts, the faculty of business, and the faculty of science, applied science and engineering, and will be supported by opportunities for...

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UNB Saint John strengthens mental health services through Real Campus partnership

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 14, 2020 2:15:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John has partnered with online student support platform Real Campus to offer 24/7 mental health services to its students. The confidential, virtual advice platform offers professional support in all areas of university life, including mental wellness. The resource can be accessed at any time of the day or night and is available to all students, regardless of their health plan. Where possible, services are also offered in students’ preferred...

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UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series hosts author Douglas Gary Freeman

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Douglas Gary Freeman will read from Exile Blues on Saturday, Feb. 15, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. In Exile Blues, when Preston Downs, Jr., a.k.a. Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montreal airport, little does he know that never would he return home to Washington, D.C., or to his adopted city, Chicago. Events had sped by after a dust-up with the Chicago police. With a new name and papers, he finds himself in a foreign city...

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Celebrating Black History Month at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 30, 2020 8:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


  Feb. 1 will mark the beginning of a monthlong celebration of Black Canadians past and present. During this time, our community reflects upon the stories, contributions and influence that Black Canadians have made on our history, culture and academic institutions. Throughout the year, we stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB who continue to fight for equality and inclusion every day. Together, we work towards building a university environment based on these...

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Celebrating campus and community coming together

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


This morning the community celebrated the relocation of the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program to its new Uptown location. The move to UNB’s Grand Hall, the former Scotiabank building in the heart of the city’s business and social core, will augment the MBA program and enhance the student experience through greater community and industry connections. Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ) has partnered with UNB...

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UNB alumna achieves highest score in Atlantic Canada on accountancy exam

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB alumna Tiffany Lowe has received top honours in the Chartered Professional Accountants Common Final Examination. Ms. Lowe has been named the 2019 Atlantic’s Honour Roll Gold Medal recipient for obtaining the highest score in Atlantic Canada on the exam. Ms. Lowe graduated with distinction from UNB’s BBA accounting co-op program in May 2017. The co-op program offers students the opportunity to work at some of Canada’s most sought after organizations while earning their...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for eighth year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


For the eighth consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers in 2020. The list, published by Atlantic Business Magazine, recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The evaluation takes into account performance management, training and skills development, health, physical and family benefits, and community involvement. It compares organizations of any size...

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UNB’s Summer Institute seeking applications for 12-week paid accelerator program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is seeking early stage companies with innovative ideas that are interested in participating in the Summer Institute’s 2020 cohort. The Summer Institute, a 12-week interdisciplinary accelerator program that was developed in 2014, accepts five to seven companies each year. This year’s program will run from April 27 until July 16, and the deadline for applications is...

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Study shows New Brunswick library usage increasing

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Posted: January 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


New Brunswickers still love the province’s traditional libraries despite rapid technological and social change over the past decade, according to research from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick. NB-IRDT researchers looked at numbers of active library cards and how many items (both physical and electronic) were checked out from 2010 to 2018. Despite the increased availability of free electronic reading material,...

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UNB researcher helps refute findings on effects of ocean acidification on reef fish

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Posted: January 8, 2020 2:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


An international research team that includes a University of New Brunswick faculty member has published findings that challenge previous research about the impact of carbon dioxide on coral reef fish behaviour. Dr. Ben Speers-Roesch is an associate professor in biological sciences at UNB Saint John and is one of four Canadian members of the team. The paper was recently published in Nature, one of the most prestigious and recognized journals in the world. It is the result of three years of...

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Outstanding collaborations that include UNB researchers recognized by NBHRF

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


As a leader in discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada, UNB researchers collaborate with healthcare professionals to positively impact the lives of people from local and regional communities. With funding from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), research teams from across the province tackle emerging health issues by creating strategic solutions and health-related research. The NBHRF showcases monthly research team winners in Huddle articles, on the NBHRF website and in...

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UNB’s Greg Marquis to launch third edition of Truth and Honour

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 9, 2019 3:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., UNB professor of history and politics and author Dr. Greg Marquis will launch the third edition of his book, Truth and Honour, at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John. This updated and expanded edition details the high-profile 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of his son Dennis Oland. The new book includes a chapter on the second trial that resulted in Dennis Oland’s acquittal and an...

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Investing and supporting the future of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 9, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following commentary appeared in the Dec. 7, 2019, edition of the Daily Gleaner under the headline “Our universities: a force for good” In our roles as university presidents of the only publicly funded universities in the province, we are accustomed to being challenged with hard questions. This is as it should be, and we’re justifiably proud of the accomplishments made by our institutions in the service of the public good. However, serving the public good is a task that...

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UNB remembers victims of the Montreal Massacre 30 years later

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 6, 2019 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and to remember the women killed during the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Thirty years after the massacre at École Polytechnique, it is important to take the time to honour and remember the 14 women who lost their...

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UNB ranked among Canada’s top 50 research universities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in a list released by Research Infosource Inc. UNB was ranked in 28th place overall and was the highest ranked university in New Brunswick. UNB also placed 5th in the comprehensive grouping of universities in both faculty research intensity and graduate student research intensity, based on the total research income per faculty and graduate student respectively. “We are thrilled that UNB...

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Multi-talented Lesley Crewe to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Lesley Crewe will read from Are You Kidding Me? on Sunday, Dec. 1, with special guest Port City 5, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe’s finest newspaper columns are collected in one place. The book spans 20 years of columns for The Cape Bretoner Magazine, Cahoots Magazine, and The Chronicle Herald. Not merely razor sharp, Lesley’s wit is also ocean wide, taking in everything from the...

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Michelle McNeil named Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2019 8:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Peter Syroid, President of the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni, and Bob Skillen, Vice-President Advancement, are pleased to announce the new Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni, Michelle McNeil. Michelle is a dedicated and proven collaborative leader, who communicates effectively to inspire people toward a common vision. She has been whole-heartedly involved in UNB’s community, whether it be as a student, student employee or a full-time...

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University of New Brunswick named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2019 2:37:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For the seventh time in eight years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2020). The Globe and Mail announced its top 100 list for 2020 on Nov. 22. UNB is one of four universities to receive the distinction and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to be recognized. “Being recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding employers for yet another year is a wonderful achievement,” says UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr....

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UNB assistant professor to showcase video essay on creative housing solutions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 20, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick faculty member’s video essay focusing on creative solutions to affordable housing will be shown at the New Brunswick Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Dr. Eric Weissman, an assistant professor of sociology at UNB’s Saint John campus, will show “Subtext – Real Stories” as part of the national housing day event “Creative Housing Solutions,” organized by the Saint John Human Development Council. Dr. Weissman, a member of the...

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Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 19, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch will read from You Won’t Always Be This Sad on Saturday, Nov. 23, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Divided into three parts, like the memorial labyrinth Fitch walks every day, You Won’t Always Be This Sad offers words that will stir the heart, inviting readers on a raw and personal odyssey through excruciating loss, astonishing gratitude, and a return to a different world with new insights, rituals, faith,...

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UNB launches New Brunswick Innovation Map

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Posted: November 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Who are the drivers of innovation in New Brunswick, and how does this compare to the rest of the country? These were some of the questions answered on Tuesday at the launch of the New Brunswick Innovation and Ecosystem Map. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul Mazerolle said answering these questions will help New Brunswick secure a more prosperous future. “As New Brunswick’s only national comprehensive research university, we have a special role in making New Brunswick...

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Bridging program to educate nurses expanded

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Province of New Brunswick has reached 10-year funding agreements with the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton to implement bridging programs for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The programs help educate LPNs to become registered nurses. “This commitment builds on our announcement in July, which reintroduced the program at the Saint John campus of UNB,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “Training more...

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UNB’s FutureNB Gala winners announced

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2019 2:15:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who received awards at the 2019 FutureNB (FNB) gala. Winners were announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala was held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. Hosted by RBC, the FNB gala recognized university students, employers, community partners and finalists who successfully participated...

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UNB researchers launch art-based study on the health of seniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Researchers from the faculty of business at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John are seeking participants for a study that will examine the impact of creative activities on the health and well-being of older adults and their communities. For this study, UNB has partnered with Art4Life Inc., a for-profit social enterprise committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of seniors through art. This arts-based health research project has been approved and funded under...

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Writer Natalie Morrill to read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 13, 2019 11:20:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Natalie Morrill will read from The Ghost Keeper on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and 1940s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. The Ghost Keeper is a story about the terrible choices we make to survive and the powerful connections to...

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University of New Brunswick breaks ground on new residence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A new residence will open its doors on UNB Saint John’s campus next fall. The new 40,000-sq.ft building will have 104 beds in adjoining rooms and is the first geothermal heated and cooled residence at UNB. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 8, onsite to commemorate this new building, yet to be named. The building is expected to be ready to welcome students by September 2020. “We are thrilled to offer more students on our Saint John campus an opportunity to live...

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UNB to host annual remembrance ceremony

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Posted: November 8, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will reflect on the toll of war as it hosts its annual UNB Remembers ceremony. UNB Remembers will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton. Now in its seventh year, the ceremony will bring the university community together to pause and reflect on the toll of war, to remember those who served and the sacrifices they made, and to mark the contributions made by the UNB community. “The UNB...

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Writer Rebecca Fisseha to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Rebecca Fisseha will read from Daughters of Silence on Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano fills the skies. Flights are grounded throughout Europe. Dessie, a cosmopolitan flight attendant from Canada, finds herself stranded in Addis Ababa — her birth place. Grieving her mother's recent death, Dessie heads to see her grandfather, the Shaleqa — compelled as much by duty as her own will. But...

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Georgetown University prof to give cyber warfare lecture at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the University of New Brunswick in Saint John will host Dr. David Fahrenkrug, an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, for the third instalment of its cyber lecture series. In this talk, Dr. Fahrenkrug will address the changes in conflict brought about by the growing use of computers, networks and communication technologies. He will also offer a framework for understanding cyber power to explain how the information age is changing the way we secure the...

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Author Lauren Davis to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Saint John Free Public Library. The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's...

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Global Chef visits UNB to celebrate the universal language of food

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 29, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A renowned chef from Chile is visiting the University of New Brunswick and St. Francis Xavier University to share culinary knowledge and celebrate the universal language of food as part of Sodexo’s Global Chef program. Working closely with local on-site chefs and catering teams at the universities, Chef Ricardo Belmar Gonzalez is touring Atlantic Canada to share authentic Chilean cuisine and cooking techniques gleaned from years of experience and training in his homeland. University...

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Richard Kemick to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Richard Kelly Kemick will read from I am Herod at the Saint John Free Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. On a whim, armchair-atheist Richard Kelly Kemick joins the 100-plus cast of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, North America's largest production of its kind and one of the main tourist attractions in Alberta. By the time closing night is over, Mr. Kemick has a story to tell. From the controversial choice of casting to the...

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UNB research group named Centre of Excellence by Joanna Briggs Collaboration

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Posted: October 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The UNB Saint John Collaboration for Evidence-Informed Healthcare: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group has been named a Centre of Excellence by the Joanna Briggs Collaboration international network. The centre, housed in the department of nursing and health sciences on the Saint John campus, has a partnership with the Joanna Briggs Institute based out of the University of Adelaide, Australia. The Institute is a worldwide collaboration whose aim is to promote the synthesis, transfer,...

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UNBers announced as FutureNB gala 2019 finalists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who have been nominated as FutureNB (FNB) gala 2019 finalists. Winners will be announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. The summit, which will host presentations and facilitate discussions related to finding talent, retaining our youth,...

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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” will open on Oct. 15 at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square. The exhibition was organized by a second-year undergraduate class of education and history students at UNB with the aim of creating awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick and across Canada. The project will be officially opened on...

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UNB to install new president and honour three outstanding professors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will install its 19th president, recognize three outstanding faculty members and graduate more than 500 students at its fall convocation ceremonies. The 65th Convocation in Fredericton will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The 37th Fall Convocation Ceremony in Saint John will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre. Installation of the president Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle will officially be...

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Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 2, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby will read from New Brunswick, Sourcebooks for Our Drawings and THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF respectively on Monday, Oct. 7, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Heralding a new regionalism, New Brunswick interrogates the popular representations of Shane Neilson’s home province. Structured as a group of serial long poems, this fifth book by the winner of the 2017 Walrus Poetry Prize recasts the political, economic, and social histories...

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Researchers embark on study of baleen whale monitoring systems in the Honguedo Strait

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A new study led by a UNB researcher will help identify optimal locations, technology and scientific approaches to maximize the effectiveness of whale monitoring in and around a major Canadian shipping region with the goal of mitigating ship strike risk. The study, led by Dr. Kim Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, uses autonomous underwater gliders and fixed moorings, both equipped with digital acoustic monitoring devices, to locate whales in the Honguedo Strait shipping lanes, between...

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Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients chosen for 2019-20

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 30, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


For almost two decades, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships have saluted important accomplishments and outstanding leadership by top high school students who intend to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Sandra Irving, a proud alumna of the university’s Saint John campus (BA’95, DLitt ‘09), established the scholarship and played an instrumental role in directing the fundraising activities that led to the...

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Political theorist David Moscrop to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 27, 2019 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Political theorist David Moscrop will read from Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. Mr. Moscrop is a political theorist with an interest in democratic deliberation and citizenship. He is a...

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UNB researcher part of climate change report released at UN Climate Action Summit

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Posted: September 24, 2019 12:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology at UNB, is one of 19 international researchers and policy analysts who prepared a groundbreaking report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. The report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action,” was written for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLPSOE), a unique group of 14 current heads of state and government. Their work is the first ever comprehensive,...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features NYU professor

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Organizers from the University of New Brunswick are holding a series of lectures to initiate a dialogue in the area of cyber operations that includes government agencies, the private sector and educational institutions within the province. UNB Fredericton’s faculty of law, the North American Society for Intelligence History, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and the UNB Saint John faculty of arts have partnered to present four free public...

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Author Craig Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Craig Davidson will read from Saturday Night Ghost Club, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, on Thursday, Sept. 26. In the book, when neurosurgeon Jake Baker operates, he knows he's handling more than a patient's delicate brain tissue – he’s altering the seat of consciousness, the golden vault of memory. And memory, Jake knows well, can be a tricky, quicksilver thing. Craig Davidson has published four previous books of literary fiction, including Rust...

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UNB athletes named national scholars for 2018-19

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 20, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Eighteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2018-19 season. Sam Anstey, basketball Hunter Gray, basketball Hanna Grossman, basketball Alannah Hansen, basketball Kathryn Magee, basketball Alexander Allison, soccer Harold Oh, soccer Logan Perry, soccer Luke Watson, soccer Katrina Carroll, soccer Kaitlin Casey, soccer Dayna Alexander, volleyball Maggie Birney,...

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Emily Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 19, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Emily Davidson, from Saint John, will read from Lift on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the BMO Theatre, Saint John Theatre Company. The debut collection of New Brunswick poet Emily Davidson, Lift is an examination of how to be alive without being adrift. Loosely narrative, the collection spans two Canadian coasts, its speaker a transplant from Atlantic to Pacific. Ms. Davidson’s poetry has appeared in publications including Arc, CV2, The Fiddlehead, Poetry is Dead, Room,...

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UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Four researchers from the University of New Brunswick are participating in Canada’s largest dementia research network. Drs. Chris McGibbon, Shelley Doucet, Alison Luke and Sandra Magalhaes will explore a wide range of topics related to dementia falling under three main themes: prevention, treatment and quality of life. Last June, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the second phase of funding for the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). The...

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Author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2019-2020 season with author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell reading from The Waiting Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Marco Polo Room at Parkland (Shannex), 40 Vitality Way, and again at 7 p.m. at the Kennebecasis Valley Public Library. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, longtime supporter of the Lorenzo Society. In the novel, when tragedy erupts on a stifling summer night, three ordinary people, with...

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We all have a stake in the strength of higher education in New Brunswick

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

Posted: September 4, 2019 11:05:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The following commentary appeared in the Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “We all have stake in higher education in N.B.” Recent commentary on the role, value and accountability of universities in New Brunswick have painted a picture that universities are over-funded, unaccountable, and not preparing students for the future. Having worked at universities in America, Australia and Canada over the past 25 years, I can say unequivocally that such...

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University of New Brunswick welcomes new students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 30, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are once again flooded with both new and returning students as another school year is set to begin. Here are some Fall 2019 Orientation highlights: UNB Fredericton Commencement: Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia. Hosted by UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Mazerolle, this...

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UNB celebrates Orientation Week with sustainability

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Several groups at the University of New Brunswick have taken steps to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into Orientation Week. “It is great to see so many groups on campus taking a leadership role in helping to make our campus community greener,” says Danielle Smith, UNB’s Sustainability Coordinator. Ms. Smith and her colleagues in UNB Sustainability have supported and consulted on a number of the initiatives, but she says many of the ideas came from the staff...

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UNB selected to participate in national pilot program in support of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 22, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has been selected as one of 17 universities across the country to participate in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada pilot program. The Dimensions: EDI pilot program aims to foster transformational change within the research community and the entire research landscape at Canadian post-secondary institutions through eliminating obstacles and inequities, including access, admissions, career development and...

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UNB announces Canada Research Chairs

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Two new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed and one Canada Research Chair has been renewed at the University of New Brunswick, awards valued at $2.4 million. Dr. Elizabeth Mancke, Dr. Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Dr. Veronica Whitford will continue their research excellence through the Canada Research Chairs Program, which highlights research in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The Canada Research Chairs Program helps universities...

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Studying women and LGBTQ politics at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 7, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A professor from the University of New Brunswick is making a difference in the lives of women and members of the LGBTQ community who hope to take on leadership positions. Dr. Joanna Everitt, a political scientist and research methodologist from the faculty of arts at UNB in Saint John, is focusing her research on identity and the role it plays in terms of political engagement. As a methodologist, Dr. Everitt uses a diverse range of methods to collect data for her research, such as large-scale...

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UNBers named to the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 7, 2019 9:15:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Two UNBers have been named to the Order of New Brunswick for their outstanding work in our province. Ms. Robyn Tingley and Chief Patricia Bernard were among 10 New Brunswickers who were named Order of New Brunswick recipients on Aug. 5 as part of New Brunswick Day celebrations. Ms. Tingley, of Rothesay, is in her second term as vice-chair of UNB’s Board of Governors. She received the honour “for her extraordinary achievements in leadership and her commitment to women’s...

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Climate change the focus of many environmental projects

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


June 2019 set a global record as being the hottest in 140 years. Increasingly frequent and intense heat waves are linked to manmade climate change with temperature records not just being broken, they are being smashed. The University of New Brunswick hosted the Environmental Trust Fund as they announced an investment of $2.5 million into more than 60 projects focusing on climate change. The funding is part of an overall investment of $8.4 million for more than 230 environmental projects in...

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UNB Saint John Seawolves name Carolyn Welden as new head coach

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Carolyn Welden has accepted the position to lead the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s volleyball program for next season. Ms. Welden is currently the executive director of Volleyball New Brunswick and wishes to continue her passion of developing elite athletes. Ms. Welden is a Chartered Professional Coach who has led programs at the college, university and international levels. She was the head coach at Niagara College of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association for eight years and...

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UNB nursing and health sciences researcher receives funding to improve the lives of seniors through technology

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB nursing and health sciences professor, Dr. Rose McCloskey, has received $800,000 in funding from the Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation/Baycrest and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to conduct research on the use of technology to improve the lives of seniors. This project is in partnership with Loch Lomond Villa in Saint John and will examine the impact of three different technological devices. One is a mobile platform that stores, and trends, health information...

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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19. The goal of the IPSW is to connect researchers in industry, non-profit organizations and academia. During the workshop, six organizations from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere will present problems and participants will break into teams to explore solutions to these...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on the UNB alumni legacy for years to come. Valued at two-years of tuition and fees, the scholarship...

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UNB research lab receives federal funding for spruce budworm study

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Posted: July 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A research lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding for a study into the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks on the environment and climate change. Dr. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at UNB Fredericton, and his research lab have received more than $400,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada initiative. The funding was announced on July 11 as one...

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National Geographic publishes article by UNB graduate

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Posted: July 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


National Geographic has published an article on North American right whale deaths, written by University of New Brunswick, Fredericton alumnus, Tom Cheney. Cheney’s article focuses on six recent deaths of the critically endangered mammals, which are edging closer to extinction. Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales are left. The piece also references research from Dr. Kim Davies, an assistant professor of biology on UNB’s Saint John campus. Cheney’s essay can be viewed...

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Angélique W. Simpson named Director of UNB Development and Donor Relations

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB is pleased to announce that Angélique W. Simpson (LLB ’07) has been selected as UNB’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations.  A UNB alumna and lawyer, Angélique left private practice 10 years ago to become more involved with projects that strengthen Atlantic Canada. Her first bi-campus leadership role at UNB was as Director of International Recruitment, a position which she held from 2010-2014.  From Saint John, Angélique is a graduate of...

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UNB Board of Governors reappoints chair and vice-chair

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Larry Hachey, a well-known community leader from Quispamsis, N.B., has been reappointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for an additional two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, who is currently the president and CEO of Canlease Inc., an equipment finance company, has served as chair of UNB’s Board of Governors since 2017 and has been a member since 2011. In addition to serving on several Board committees, Mr. Hachey served as the former...

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Funding for bridging program to train nurses

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Posted: July 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The licensed practical nurse (LPN) bachelor of nursing bridge program, which helps train LPNs to become registered nurses, will be reintroduced at the University of New Brunswick to help address the province’s nursing shortage. The funding will support 24 LPNs in the program at the university’s Saint John campus beginning in January 2020, with a May 2022 graduation. “Addressing the nursing shortage in our province is a priority of our government,” said Post-Secondary...

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Message from UNB President Dr. Paul Mazerolle

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Posted: July 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Mazerolle assumed the role of UNB President on July 1, 2019. I am honoured to begin today in the role as the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. Universities are amazing places for transforming the future for students, for building and translating new knowledge, and for working to engage the wider community in a series...

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UNB student wins Startup Canada pitch competition

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Posted: June 28, 2019 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A co-op student from the University of New Brunswick won a pitch competition at the Startup Canada awards ceremony on June 11. Ashley Vaughan, who will enter her fourth year in the faculty of business at UNB Saint John this September, is completing her final co-op term at Millennia TEA at the end of August. Millennia TEA is an early stage company based out of Saint John with a unique product. Instead of heating and drying tea leaves like conventional processors, their tea leaves are picked,...

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Students awarded for psychology research presentations

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Posted: June 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two University of New Brunswick students received recognition for their research at the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference in May. Caitlin Barry and Morgan Nesbitt, students on UNB’s Saint John campus, won awards for their oral presentations at the conference, hosted at Mount Allison University on May 6 and 7. Ms. Barry’s presentation examined the relationship between mental health and sexual orientation. Ms. Nesbitt’s looked at the hermit thrust songbird to see if its...

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UNB solidifies collaboration on cannabis research

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Posted: June 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) signed a two-year memorandum of understanding promising to work together to explore future collaborative opportunities in the field of cannabis research. The memorandum aims to facilitate high-growth opportunities to accelerate private sector growth and job creation in the cannabis industry. The three institutions pledge to hold round-table discussions with topics that will...

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Nursing faculty receive recognition for outstanding achievements

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Posted: June 13, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Four University of New Brunswick faculty members have been honoured by the Nursing Association of New Brunswick (NANB) for their contributions to nursing in the province. Dr. Patricia Seaman, Kim Wilbur, Cathy O’Brien-Larivee and Dr. Tracey Rickards received recognition from the NANB on June 4. Dr. Seaman, a nursing instructor at UNB Fredericton, received the Lifetime Membership Award. This award recognizes long or outstanding services to the nursing profession, either by serving in...

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UNB-led ocean expedition to answer why right whales are on the move

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Posted: June 11, 2019 8:54:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A researcher from the University of New Brunswick is leading a multi-institutional and multi-national team on a new ocean expedition to take a deeper look at why the North Atlantic right whale is shifting away from traditional summer feeding grounds in the Bay of Fundy in favour of moving north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A new paper co-authored by Dr. Kimberley Davies, assistant professor on the Saint John campus, suggests the whales may have abandoned their traditional feeding grounds...

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UNB and JDI announce 2019 scholarship recipient

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Posted: June 5, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Ethan Higgins Watson of Saint John will attend UNB Saint John in the fall to pursue a degree in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “I was so excited to find out I was the recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB,” says Mr. Higgins Watson....

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Update regarding UNB faculty member

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Posted: June 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


I write to advise members of the University community that Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor in the department of social science, has provided his notice of early retirement to focus on his own pursuits as an independent scholar. We respectfully accept his decision and thank him for his 24 years of service. Dr. Petra Hauf Vice-President Saint John University of New Brunswick

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New research program at UNB to address manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick

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Posted: May 27, 2019 9:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has a new program devoted to delivering timely and relevant research and advancing public understanding of the factors that impact manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick. The JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick will be an integral, high-profile and ongoing component of the new Atlantic Institute for Policy Research at UNB. The program chair for the Roundtable, Dr. Herb Emery, holds the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at...

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University of New Brunswick announces Currie Scholars for 2019-20

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Posted: May 24, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Five high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills, community involvement, and academic success. This...

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A message from Dr. Petra Hauf

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Posted: May 22, 2019 2:53:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


As the recently appointed Vice-President of UNB Saint John, I want to assure the community that we unequivocally condemn racism and misogyny, and do not support the dissemination of any kind of hate speech, or ideas that promote or inspire hatred. It’s important to me that members of our community are aware that we have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination of any kind. At UNB, we have a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect. I want to assure all members...

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Statement from UNB President

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 20, 2019 9:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick, we have a commitment to our students, staff and faculty to provide an educational experience that is aligned with our institutional integrity. We have an obligation to ensure that the rights and freedoms of our university community are respected and protected. For this reason, UNB is reviewing allegations with respect to one of our faculty members. We take these allegations very seriously. I want to remind the community that this will take time as it is...

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Housing and mental health lab launched

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has launched a laboratory to create solutions for that will help those who experience poverty and health disparities. The Laboratory for Housing and Mental Health in Saint John (LHAMH-SJ) was opened on May 1, 2019, and will be housed in the department of social sciences in UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Researchers will investigate the relationship between mental health and housing while providing training opportunities for students. LHAMH-SJ was...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2019. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB Fredericton’s 190th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 29 and 30 with four ceremonies at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. UNB Saint John’s...

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UNB students attend Daughters of the Vote event

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 10, 2019 10:57:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Five students from the University of New Brunswick were selected to attend the second annual Daughters of the Vote summit in Ottawa in April. Ashley MacLean, Madison Kenny, Emma Green, Ally Buchanan and Kasey Dionne represented five of 338 young women, between the ages of 18 and 23, who were selected to represent their federal ridings at the event, which took place April 1-4 on Parliament Hill. Daughters of the Vote was created by Equal Voice, a bilingual, multi-partisan organization that...

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UNB hosting 37th Annual New Brunswick Math Competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting the 37th Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition on Friday, May 10, putting the math skills of Grade 7, 8 and 9 students to the test. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice math and see its beauty,” says Dr. Caroline Purdy, a UNB mathematics professor. “This competition is an enriching experience that students are unable to get in their classrooms.” The competition will give nearly 600 students...

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UNB students visiting the Canadian Space Agency to gain hands-on experience in satellite design and construction

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2019 12:32:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


As part of the Canadian CubeSat Project, students from UNB and NBCC are visiting the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) from May 6 to 10 to take part in training workshops. For the entire week, CSA experts will provide them with tools to help them design their own miniature satellite, called a CubeSat. Alex DiTommaso and Sarah Siddiqua, graduate students from the University of New Brunswick, and Chris Toews, a student from NBCC Saint John, are representing the New Brunswick CubeSat team at...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 2, 2019 3:12:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 29, 30 and 31. Susan Guilford Montague will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree in Fredericton on May 29 at 10 a.m. A UNB champion, fundraiser and community leader, she has worked tirelessly to continually enrich the university in its varying facets, as well as the community around it. During her 40-year tenure at UNB,...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2019-20 budget

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Posted: April 29, 2019 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2019-2020 budget. “There are many encouraging elements to the 2019-20 UNB budget that represent a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year,” says Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “We are focused on continued investments in our academic mission and research.” The 2019-20 UNB budget was approved with a structural...

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UNB offering cannabis courses this summer

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Instructors at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have incorporated cannabis-related topics into their programs to reflect the impacts of cannabis legalization. A new course in the faculty of business will begin in intersession 2019. In this class, students will examine the effect that cannabis legalization has had on the Canadian business landscape. “Our course is a survey course looking at the many facets of cannabis as an industry,” said Dr. Shelley...

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Students engaging with community-based organizations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 12, 2019 4:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


On April 8, fourth-year sociology students from the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus presented findings from their research collaborations with community organizations to educate on issues of health, substance use, social inclusion poverty and homelessness. The event, held in collaboration with Saint John Free Public Library, Romero House, New Brunswick Association for Community Living, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Avenue B, was part of a...

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UNB students highlight socioeconomic challenges through poster presentations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


For the second year, UNIV 1005 students have set up a poster presentation on the UNB Saint John campus. This Service Learning and Mentoring course introduces first-year students to the social and economic challenges facing those living in poverty and provides them with the opportunity to assist in making a difference in the educational success of local school children. “Since mid-January, 40 of our first-year students in the class have been volunteering as part of their course...

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UNBers receive prestigious YMCA awards

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Posted: April 10, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two members of the University of New Brunswick community will be honoured for their community dedication at the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s 2019 Red Triangle Award Gala on April 11. Dr. Shelley Rinehart, faculty of business professor and MBA director, will receive the Red Triangle Award, which recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community. “I am truly honoured and humbled by this recognition. I have been very fortunate to...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:21:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On April 5, at a gala event in Saint John, the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of six alumni and one alumni group, and name UNB President Eddy Campbell and the late Diane Campbell honorary alumni. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a critical care physician who was at the forefront of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a nationally and internationally rated baseball and basketball official and clinician, and a reunion group...

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Siyabulela Mandela visits UNB campuses

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick held community conversations focusing on peace, social justice, conflict resolution and reconciliation with Siyabulela Mandela on April 1 and 2. Mr. Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, carries on his grandfather’s legacy as a renowned activist and freedom fighter. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD candidate in international relations and conflict resolution in the department of politics and conflict studies at Nelson Mandela University in South...

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Helpline launched for loved ones of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A new helpline will assist families and friends of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick navigate police, media and justice systems in an effort to find their loved ones and bring them home safely. The helpline is the latest resource developed in a collaboration between UNB law professor Dr. Jula Hughes, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Gignoo Transition House. The project, “Looking out for each other: Assisting Aboriginal families and communities when an...

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2019 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 26, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have earned nine University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars have distinguished themselves here at UNB in many different ways, from the classroom and beyond,” says UNB...

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Poet Jenna Lyn Albert to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 26, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet Jenna Lyn Albert will read from Bec and Call on Thursday, April 4, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, a long-time supporter of the Lorenzo Society. The poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal. Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet of Acadian decent and a recent graduate in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick....

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Business faculty announces MBA student award recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 20, 2019 12:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


MBA candidates from the faculty of business at UNB Saint John recently received awards for academic excellence, entrepreneurial pursuits and service to their community. Kristen Duplessis, Obiechina Azubike and Paul Logan each received the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Award, worth $5,000. Daniel J. Mello received the Kerry McLellan scholarship, worth $1,000. Ms. Duplessis, originally from Saint John, has been working in cardiology technology at the Saint John Regional Hospital for the...

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UNB releases fourth Green Review highlighting campus sustainability

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has published the fourth edition of its Green Review, the only university publication of its kind in Atlantic Canada, showcasing UNB’s efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly. The report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives and green champions on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as makes suggestions on how to live more sustainably. Among the highlighted...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada announces first official cohort

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is pleased to announce Scale Up Atlantic Canada’s first official cohort.  Scale Up Atlantic Canada will provide start-up companies the expertise to grow quickly and learn how to increase sales by either 25 per cent or $1 million or more. The 15 companies selected to participate in the program are from a wide range of industries and sectors across the Atlantic...

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Accomplishments of UNB women celebrated on International Women’s Day

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 8, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Successful women from UNB in various roles and stages in their career have been selected for publications celebrating International Women’s Day. Canada Foundation for Innovation highlights a new generation of Canadian women researchers in their #IAmInnovation campaign for International Women’s Day. Dr. Shabnam Jabari, assistant professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering, is proof that women can rise to the top in traditionally male-dominated sectors.  In the commentary...

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UNB students to participate in alternative spring break event at Saint John Newcomers Centre

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Visions of spring break typically include walks on sandy beaches, skiing on a snowy mountain or relaxing at home. But for some University of New Brunswick students, participating in an upcoming alternative spring break event will give them the opportunity to develop some essential skills and give back to their community. The Saint John Newcomers Centre has partnered with university students from across the province, including UNB, Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University and Mount...

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Nursing students engaged in community experiential opportunities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 27, 2019 12:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Nursing students from UNB Saint John are sharing their experiences working with community agencies committed to social justice. The third-year students presented educational posters to campus on Feb. 7, which were reflective of their work in Saint John and advocate for policies and programs to address the overall health and well-being of the community. This event counted as credit toward an integrated care clinical practicum, which emphasizes health policy. The presentations focused heavily...

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UNB researcher seeking participants for flood study

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 25, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


According to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people were displaced from their homes during the spring flooding in 2018. A researcher at the University of New Brunswick plans on examining the impacts of this displacement. Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, assistant professor in the faculty of arts at UNB Saint John, is seeking participants from Grand Lake, Saint John and the Kingston Peninsula regions for community consultations. The purpose of these...

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Forging a New Path: Amanda Reid Rogers installed as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Amanda Reid Rogers has been officially installed as Piluwitahasuwin at the University of New Brunswick following a traditional celebration on the Fredericton campus. Ms. Rogers was announced as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) in November 2018. Piluwitahasuwin, pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN, is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” The traditional celebration, entitled...

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UNB researchers helping food banks to better respond to needs of communities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Researchers in the faculty of business at the UNB Saint John are working to create a comprehensive platform that will allow food banks to have a more integrated relationship with donors, volunteers, visitors and social services. Drs. Rob Moir and Greg Fleet are working with PhD candidate Milad Pirayegar to create a platform that will provide real-time data about low-income families to better support food banks and their clients. This web-based online platform, aptly named Smart Food...

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UNB’s Dr. Emin Civi wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Emin Civi has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a professor of business at UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Civi joins an esteemed list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership. Dr. Civi has received numerous teaching awards as a direct result of his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to his students over the course of his 14 years at...

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples was officially launched on Monday on the UNB Saint John campus. The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration between members of the campus community and Elders and Indigenous community members,” said Dan...

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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has reached an agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) to provide accreditation for students enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program on the Saint John campus. The accreditation means that graduates of UNB Saint John’s BBA program, with a major in human resources, will be conditionally eligible to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam. This not only applies to current students but also...

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This is my mental health story. I think you should share yours, too.

Kyle Brookes

Posted: January 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Three years ago, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, I shared my mental health story with my Facebook friends for the first time. Today, I’m sharing it with you. Ever since high school, I knew something was off, but I continued living like nothing was wrong. I was in my second year studying history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., when I started having suicidal thoughts. I was sleeping for just two hours a night, and knew I needed to see a counsellor. Once I got help, I was...

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Dr. Paul Mazerolle appointed 19th president and vice-chancellor of UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 28, 2019 12:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Paul Mazerolle has been appointed the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. He will assume the position in July 2019, when current president and vice-chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell steps down at the end of June after 10 years leading the institution. “We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Mazerolle back to our UNB community,” said Larry Hachey, chair of the UNB Board of Governors....

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Students take home cash prizes at the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Undergraduate students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s faculty of business recently competed in the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition. The competition, which began on Jan. 18, lasted a total of 26 hours and was composed of eight teams, with 35 students in all. This was a faculty-wide event and several members of the local business community, as well as fellow students, turned out to show support for the student competitors. Terry Conrod, faculty advisor, Dr....

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UNB launches FutureNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to launch a new initiative designed to strengthen and grow UNB’s commitment to experiential education and help strengthen New Brunswick’s economy and workforce. FutureNB helps students from the province’s four publicly funded universities find valuable experiences in partnership with New Brunswick’s diverse public and private sectors, while supporting local employers in finding and recruiting qualified staff. The...

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Author Marcello Di Cintio to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Marcello Di Cintio will read from Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle - stories of oppression, exile and occupation told over and over again. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, he reveals a more complex...

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 18, 2019 2:22:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB is now offering Canada’s first MBA with a specialization in business development and professional sales. The new 12-month stream, entitled Business Development and Professional Sales and offered on UNB’s Saint John campus, is the first of its kind in the country. Until now, there hasn’t been a program at any major Canadian university like this one, offering unique opportunities for students of any discipline to develop proficiency in business development and sales,...

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 16, 2019 9:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


According to one University of New Brunswick professor, economic insecurity may not only have a strong impact on your mental health, but it can also impact your waist line. Dr. Barry Watson, associate professor of economics in the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, specializes in health and labour economics. Since joining the faculty in 2014, he has completed a number of empirical studies investigating the mental and physical health implications of economic insecurity,...

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

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Posted: January 14, 2019 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Michel Rod has been named dean of business at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Dr. Rod is joining UNB from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, where he has been for the past nine years – the last three as associate dean research and international and PhD Program Director. He holds a PhD in commerce from the University of Birmingham, a master’s degree from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree from the University of...

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

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Posted: January 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The 2019 UNB Saint John Undergraduate Business Case Competition will kick off on Jan. 17, marking its second year of providing students with opportunities to solve real business problems. The competition gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 – 6 p.m. with the opening reception, sponsored by Gorman Nason Lawyers in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB’s Saint John campus. On Friday, Jan. 18, nine competing teams will have the opportunity to solve unique business problems in a...

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UNB hospitality and tourism professor is leading expert on tea tourism research

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Posted: January 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


When Dr. Jolliffe interviewed for a position with the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John in 2000, she was asked about her research activities and how they might fit in with the research goals of the faculty. As former operator of Mrs. Proffit’s Tea Room in Victoria-by-the-Sea on PEI, and a museum studies scholar, Dr. Jolliffe was intrigued by Saint John’s historical connections to Red Rose Tea and Barbours. “To me, UNB was the ideal place...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers

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Posted: January 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB has been named one of the top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said it is all due to the people found at the university. “The people of UNB are what make us great – the students, faculty and staff. It is their dedication that allows us to offer a top-quality educational...

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UNBers to receive the Order of Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A former UNB Board of Governors chair is among the three UNB honorary degree recipients to receive the Order of Canada, announced Governor General Julie Payette on Dec. 27, 2018. As one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours the outstanding achievement and contribution of individuals from various sectors whose dedication to the community and service to the nation has helped shaped our society. This year’s announcement included 103...

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Study shows that despite 1970s crash, St. John River striped bass still exist

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A new study led by the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) suggests that, not only is the St. John River an important habitat for striped bass from other rivers, but it still supports its own native population, according to a recent article published in the American Fisheries Society’s journal, North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Several scientists from the CRI at University of New Brunswick led the study, joining forces with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries,...

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UNB Lorenzo Society coordinator attends Governor General's Literary Awards ceremony

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Posted: December 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


When Andrea Kikuchi opened an email invitation from the Governor General’s office at the beginning of November, she most certainly thought it was spam. The invitation, which was for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Rideau Hall, is an exclusive opportunity not afforded to many. Ms. Kikuchi has been the Lorenzo Society coordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus since 2016. The Lorenzo Society is known for its remarkable selection of cultural...

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UNB business professor provides undergraduate marketing students with invaluable experiential learning opportunities

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Posted: December 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Emin Civi is using real-life opportunities in the workforce through a variety of experiential techniques to prepare his students for the future. A business professor at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Civi’s retailing class is highly interactive and familiarizes students with the steps involved in running a real-life retail firm. “One of the main components of the class is our retail clinic. Using dedicated class time, students offer consultancy services to a few small...

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UNB Saint John to host new NB-IRDT satellite location

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A new satellite location of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) has been launched on the UNB Saint John campus in what will soon be a shared facility with Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), expected to open next spring. This is one of two similar locations – the other is located at Université de Moncton - to become the first data facilities of their kind in Canada to house both federal and provincial administrative data securely. UNB...

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UNB ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

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Posted: December 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre 29 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Each year, we remember the 14 women in engineering who lost their lives in an act of gender-based violence,” says Diversity Within Engineering...

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UNB welcomes the first cannabis health research chair in the country

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Posted: November 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Dr. Yang Qu will pioneer a new field of cannabis research and grow the industry from its infancy stage as the Cannabis Health Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Qu will begin this new chair position in January 2019 and will focus on the following three areas of research: Investigate the medicinal potential of cannabinoids by examining the medical purposes and expand the range of medicinal options to develop cannabis-based therapies and treatment. Improve the genetic...

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UNB welcomes a new Vice-President of the Saint John campus

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Posted: November 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Petra Hauf will be joining the University of New Brunswick as Vice-President of the Saint John campus. As an internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Hauf will build upon UNB’s momentum as a global leader in research and continue to advance UNB as a research-focused institution. Dr. Hauf is joining UNB from St. Francis Xavier University, where she is currently the dean of science. As a testament to her dedication and accomplishments in research, she became the dean of science...

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Author Jan Wong to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Jan Wong will read from Apron Strings on as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series on Sunday, Dec. 2. Apron Strings has been shortlisted for the 2018 Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for non-fiction and longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize. Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending...

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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

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Posted: November 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Amanda Reid Rogers has been named Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. Piluwitahasuwin [pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN] is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” Ms. Rogers, RN, is Dakota-Sioux with family and community connections in Wolastokuk. Currently a course instructor and master’s student in nursing, she is using a community-based collaborative participatory action research...

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UNBers to receive two New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards

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Posted: November 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Austin Henderson and Roxanne Fairweather will be receiving New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards from the Canadian Red Cross on Nov. 14. Mr. Henderson, a Lord Beaverbrook scholar, is currently in his final year of his bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership at UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton. He will receive the 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for New Brunswick. Originally from Salisbury, Mr. Henderson is an advocate for positive masculinities and youth empowerment,...

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UNB named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019

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Posted: November 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For the sixth time in seven years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019). The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2019; UNB is one of five universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re thrilled to be named one of the country’s top employers again,” says Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. This year's competition saw a record number of employers take part in the...

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Douglas Gibson to present as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author and raconteur Douglas Gibson will present GREAT SCOTS: Canadian Fiction writers with Links to Scotland, from 1867 to Today on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. After performing more than 200 shows around the world about Canadian authors, Gibson has created this presentation in a PowerPoint format. The lively show involves dozens of excellent Anthony Jenkins caricatures of the selected fiction writers brought to the screen. During the 65-minute...

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Ingrid R.G. Waldron to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Ingrid R.G. Waldron will read from her new book There’s Something in the Water on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. In There’s Something in the Water, Waldron examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study, and the grassroots resistance activities by Indigenous and Black communities against the pollution and poisoning of their...

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UNB hosts sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

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Posted: November 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond. “It’s really wonderful to see how the UNB community has supported the ceremony over the past six years,” says...

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Harrison McCain Foundation Faculty Award recipients announced for 2018

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Twenty-two faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support for the 2018-19 academic year, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards. The awards are focused in four areas: young scholars, conference and research travel, visiting professorships and scholarly book publishing. They were initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016. The awards...

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UNB SRC president receives youth mentoring award

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Posted: October 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's Students' Representative Council (SRC) president Sam Palmer was named the 2018 winner of the INSPIRE Youth Mentoring Award at the second annual INSPIRE Mentoring Awards event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John on Oct. 18. This event recognizes individuals in the community who have made a meaningful impact through mentoring. Not only do mentors have a profound influence on people of all ages, they also contribute to brighter futures, increased educational and...

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Writer Christine Higdon to read as part of UNB's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Christine Higdon will read from The Very Marrow of Our Bones on Sunday, Oct. 28, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. On a November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Sarah Faber will read from her first novel, All Is Beauty Now, on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. Set against the seductive world of 1960's Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we'll go to save ourselves and those we love. With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully...

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: October 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to three outstanding individuals at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on Oct. 18 and 19. The recipients are: Nancy Strickland Nancy Strickland will receive a doctor of laws degree in Fredericton on Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Nancy Strickland was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ont., and now lives in Bhutan in the Eastern Himalaya – but she is deeply rooted in New Brunswick. Ms. Strickland received her bachelor of...

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Business student team nabs second prize at case competition

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Posted: October 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A team of students from the UNB Saint John faculty of business won second prize in the 2018 Atlantic Schools of Business case competition over the weekend. With eight teams competing in the undergraduate competition, students were given a case to develop a business plan to launch a profitable malting operation in New Brunswick at noon on Friday. All teams were required to communicate their solutions to the judges the following Saturday morning in a 15-minute presentation. The 48th annual...

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UNB's It Begins Here campaign celebrates raising $125 million

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Posted: September 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


 The University of New Brunswick wrapped up the largest fundraising campaign in its history on Friday, with a bi-campus victory party that gave students 125 million reasons to celebrate. It Begins Here: The Campaign for the University of New Brunswick was launched in November 2016 with the goal of raising $110 million for student support and faculty research. "10,000 alumni worldwide joined in to help bring us to this moment," said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor....

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Poets Jim Johnstone and Jeffery Donaldson to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Jim Johnstone will read from The Chemical Life and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry, and Jeffery Donaldson will read from Fluke Print as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB Saint John. The Chemical Life - An exploration of mental illness and addiction Praised for his darkly psychological accounts of extreme experiences, Jim Johnstone???s fifth book of poems explores his most difficult terrain to date: mental illness...

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UNB professor heralded with educational leadership award

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Posted: September 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Emin Civi, faculty of business at UNB Saint John, has received the 2018 AAU Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award. This award, given to one outstanding educational leader in Atlantic Canada each year, recognizes a sustained commitment over an extended period to the improvement of university teaching and learning, within the nominee's own institution and beyond. Among other achievements, Dr. Civi has founded a number of programs within the business faculty to propel teaching...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars for 2017-18

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Posted: September 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Fifteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 season. They are: Sam Anstey, Basketball Hanna Grossman, Basketball Alannah Hansen, Basketball Kathryn Magee, Basketball Allyson McLaughlin, Basketball Victor Emordi, Soccer Harold Oh, Soccer Logan Perry, Soccer Marina Comeau, Soccer Samantha Gallan, Soccer Jake Glaspy, Volleyball Patrick Kendall, Volleyball Dayna...

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Renowned author to kick off 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will open the 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series with his new novel, Mary Cyr, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. Mary Cyr opens in Mexico just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal mine has collapsed with 13 men trapped inside. Less than 48 hours later, the authorities abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the entrance - willfully oblivious to the souls still breathing underground....

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UNB signs MOU with Civilized

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Posted: September 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and Civilized have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to guide their shared interests in cannabis research and public awareness. Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle brand based in Saint John, will facilitate opportunities for research and networking between UNB’s groundbreaking Health Research Chair in Cannabis, only the second position of its kind in the world, and the global cannabis community. “We're excited to be partnering with Civilized as we...

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UNB welcomes new students

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Posted: September 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is alive again as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university's campuses. Here are some of the highlights of Orientation 2018. UNB Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia. Hosted by President Eddy Campbell, this special ceremony gives the whole campus community the chance to...

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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys to read from The Reinvention of Love

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Helen Humphreys will read from The Reinvention of Love on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Helen Humphreys is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leaving Earth (1997), winner of a City of Toronto Book Award; Afterimage (2000), winner of a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; The Lost Garden (2002), a Canada Reads selection; Wild Dogs (2004), winner of a Lambda Prize, and Coventry (2008). Her...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from her new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Issues with the current ePublications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


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: UNB Saint John


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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Saint John campus gets technology upgrade

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

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John library, information technology and facilities staff have been busy this past summer helping to ensure our students, and future students, have the best experience possible. Just a couple of the areas where improvements have been made over the summer months: Hazen Hall 326 has 24 brand new touch screen computers; The computer lab in K.C. Irving Hall 102 has 30 new chairs; K.C. Irving Hall has an entirely new audio visual equipment; and The computer science lab in Hazen Hall...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports IT firm s expansion into Miramichi

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Miramichi Technology Fund - managed partially by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute - recently unveiled plans to support a Saint John IT company's expansion into northern New Brunswick. Search2Go will use the investment to help open a new development office in Miramichi. “We're very excited by our new presence in Miramichi and what this investment will allow us to do here," says Jason Richard, CEO of Search2Go. "We currently do work in 11 countries around the world, and this new...

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UNB sustainability project to create wildlife friendly gardens on Fredericton campus

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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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Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship applications being accepted

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Applications are now being accepted for the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship The Flewellings were lifelong residents and enthusiastic supporters of Greater Saint John.  They admired the strength of local support for UNB Saint John and had a keen interest in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. As a result they established a fund with the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, awarding an annual scholarship to graduate students enrolled at UNB Saint John’s MBA...

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UNB hosts digital health and technology announcement

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Posted: August 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


New Brunswick has been identified by Surrey BC’s Health and Technology District as the site of the first phase of its Atlantic Canadian division. With this initiative, Saint John is set to become the hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada. The announcement was made today on the UNB Saint John campus. Digital health refers to the umbrella of technological advances for health and healthy living. Advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, telemedicine, wearables, and 3D printing are...

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Sarah King named director of experiential education

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Posted: July 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah King has been selected as UNB’s new director of experiential education. The position is generously funded by the Province of New Brunswick for three years as part of a broad initiative to enhance and grow experiential learning at the four universities. Sarah is an educator and researcher in the experiential education field, completing her PhD at UNB’s faculty of education in the field of experiential learning and citizenship education at Atlantic...

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Dr Heidi MacDonald appointed as dean of arts

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Posted: July 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Heidi MacDonald will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as dean of arts on the Saint John campus. Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Lethbridge and served as department chair, as well as director of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. She holds a PhD in Canadian history from UNB, a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Dr. MacDonald is an...

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Commentary Experiential opportunities for students benefit all of New Brunswick

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Posted: July 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Students looking for a university are interested in the extraordinary - transformative opportunities they can’t find elsewhere. More and more, experiential education – work-integrated learning – is what they seek. Earlier this month, the Government of New Brunswick announced an investment of $18.4 million to expand experiential educational opportunities for students at the province’s four public universities. The goal of this initiative is that all students in all disciplines will have an...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2018

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Posted: June 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John today announced that New Brunswick students, Emily Derrah of Grand Bay-Westfield, Alicia Killam of Quispamsis, and Amelia McCavour of Quispamsis are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB Saint John with a history of exemplary achievements as community leaders, athletes and students. Emily Derrah, a Harbour View High...

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UNB scientist wins 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Award

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Posted: June 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Alli Murugesan has been awarded the 2018 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award for her outstanding research and innovation in cancer research. The award recognizes Dr. Murugesan for her breakthrough discoveries in cancer research and entrepreneurship. She has been developing a treatment that targets and kills cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy. Dr. Murugesan is an academia-nurtured entrepreneur with a PhD degree in biotechnology and...

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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

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Posted: June 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Noah Hartery of Grand Bay-Westfield, Bailey McFadden of Perth-Andover, and Alex Tozer of Miramichi will all attend UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 and are renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “This scholarship...

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UNB nursing graduate credits Promise Partnership for getting her into and through university

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Posted: May 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The first university graduate from the Promise Partnership tutoring program will receive her degree at the UNB Saint John graduation ceremony today. Kendra Eatman, a UNB nursing graduate, joined the newly implemented Promise Partnership’s High School Tutoring Program in 2010 as a Grade 9 student. The intensive, twice-weekly sessions provided Kendra and other high school students from two of Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods - Crescent Valley and the Old North End –...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, the Currie Scholarships have recognized the significant and important contributions made by Atlantic Canadian students to their high schools and communities. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists. The goal is to salute Atlantic Canadian students for their community dedication, leadership skills and academic success. This...

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UNB signs MOU with Canada House Wellness Group

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Canada House Wellness Group (CHWG) are pleased to announce that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to provide researchers with opportunities to pursue the health benefits of cannabis. “We’re excited to be working with CHWG’s team of medical, technology, scientific and business professionals to further build on UNB’s status as the leading academic and research-based university,” says Dr. David MaGee, vice-president of research at UNB. “Our...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John this week, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2018. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB’s 189th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 16 and 17 with four ceremonies at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on the Fredericton campus. Valedictorian Kayla...

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UNB dean recognized for outstanding contributions to higher education

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Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Joanna Everitt, dean of arts on the UNB Saint John campus, has been awarded the Angela Hildyard Recognition Award at the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference. Nominated by their colleagues, the award is given to an individual for continually demonstrating innovative leadership in advancing the mission of, and achieving outstanding contributions to, their institution and/or to higher education. SWAAC is an organization that provides a collective voice for...

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UNB s Saint John campus adopts HotSpot Parking

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Paying for parking at University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus can now be done with the tap of a button. HotSpot will bring their pay-by-smartphone parking service to the Saint John campus on May 1. The real-time parking solution, which was incubated by UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, allows users to pay for metered or hourly parking with the ease of an app. “It gives everyone the option of topping up the meter remotely - if you’re away from...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2018-2019 budget

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2018-2019 budget, which represents a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year. “The overarching strategy of 2018-19 budget is focused on aligning available resources and priorities to invest in our academic mission and research,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. The 2018-19 budget is presented with an operating deficit of $5 million which...

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Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Novelist Wayne Johnston will read from First Snow, Last Light on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. Mr. Johnston, born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland and Labrador, has had a number of nationally bestselling novels including The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is...

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Shannex donates $100,000 to establish nursing scholarships at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Thanks to the support of Shannex, University of New Brunswick nursing students showing promise in the area of gerontological nursing will be eligible for three Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships beginning in September. The Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships were announced today at a news conference at Parkland Saint John hosted by Jason Shannon, president and chief operating officer of Shannex, Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick, and David Ganong, co-chair of...

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2018 Graduating Student Leaders honoured at UNB s Saint John campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN – Twenty-eight students from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have earned Graduating Student Leadership Awards for the remarkable initiative they’ve taken during their time at UNB. The award recognizes students in their final year of studies who have made outstanding voluntary and extracurricular contributions to the campus, their academic program, and the university community. “I am proud to be part of this very important initiative at UNB Saint John,” says...

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NBCC and UNB s Saint John campus to host a workshop with world leader in Single-Session Therapy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


With student mental health issues on the rise, there’s more pressure than ever before on educational counsellors to support the mental wellbeing of students. This week, counsellors from across Atlantic Canada will have the opportunity to learn about a therapeutic approach which can have a positive impact in just one session. New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus are hosting a two-day workshop with Dr. Moshe Talmon whose Single-Session...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem-solvers of today and tomorrow,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of what can...

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UNB students advance to national competition with pitch for smart highway concept

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A team of students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus pitching a concept for an intelligent highway are in the running for the top prize in a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. The business students vaulted into the top 20 of the CanInfra Challenge with their proposal for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to drivers, self-driving cars and road maintenance crews. They now must catapult themselves through the next...

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Six UNB professors celebrated at upcoming books event

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's department of history and politics will be celebrating the launch of books by six of its professors on Tuesday, March 27 at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square, Saint John. All have written or edited books published in 2017 or 2018.  Dr. Joanna Everitt, Dr. J.P. Lewis, Dr. Cheryl Fury, Dr. Debra Lindsay, Dr. Greg Marquis and a retired member of the department, Dr. Stewart Hyson, are being celebrated at the event. "We're very proud of our faculty and...

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UNB s writer-in-residence to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Colleen Murphy will read from her body of work including Pig Girl, I Hope My Heart Burns First, The Breathing Hole, Beating Heart Cadaver, and The December Man on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Ms. Murphy is a playwright, filmmaker and librettist. She won the 2014 Carol Bolt Award and the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Drama for her play Pig Girl. Her play, The...

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UNB s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


At UNB, the work we do transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. The unresolved relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people limits us from reaching our full potential as a society. The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has called for a bridging of the educational attainment gap within one generation, and such a call resonates with us as leaders in education. As leaders, UNB is in a privileged position to promote Indigenous culture – not only on...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Sarah Faber will read from All is Beauty Now on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mrs. Faber received a master of arts in creative writing and English literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in Matrix and Brick. Originally from Toronto, Mrs. Faber now lives in Cape Breton with her husband and their children. All Is Beauty Now is her first novel. Set against the seductive world...

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UNB students head to national competition with innovative projects

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick will show off their innovative creations and technical prowess on a national stage as they head to the Canadian Engineering Competition in Toronto this week, including one group that designed a prosthetic hand for children. Four teams of engineering students from the university’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses took home first place in the innovative design, programming, communications, and junior design track categories at the...

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An architect of poverty reduction strategy to speak at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


One of the architects of the province’s poverty reduction strategy will be taking centre stage at two upcoming events hosted by the Urban and Community Studies Institute at UNB’s Saint John campus that are examining the role of government intervention in reducing social ills. James Hughes, a Crabtree Visiting Scholar in New Brunswick Public Policy at the University of New Brunswick and a former deputy minister of social development, will first deliver a reading from his book Early...

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UNB taking strides in green initiatives

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick showcases its efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly with the third annual The Green Review by UNB Sustainability. The publication highlights initiatives, projects, practices and research that departments and faculties are implementing across UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses as well as surrounding communities to reduce their ecological footprints. “The Green Review is a wonderful way for UNB to showcase the diversity of the...

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Two new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Larry Hachey, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board. Catherine Prosser and Deanna Graves-Brown have begun three-year terms as members of the Board of Governors. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including government as well as not-for-profit and private organizations. “I’m thrilled to have two more talented individuals join us on the Board of...

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Author Steven Heighton featured at Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Steven Heighton, novelist, short story writer and poet, will read from his latest book, The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mr. Heighton is the author of 14 books, including three short story collections, three novels and six poetry collections. His poetry collection The Waking Comes Late, received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He is also the author of the...

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Message to the community

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 30, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In recent weeks, UNB has seen the appearance of several posters representing views that are, in my view, contemptible. They do not reflect UNB’s values or our commitment to diversity. The messages conveyed in the posters that appeared on the UNB Fredericton campus are the opinions of a small group that has no official affiliation with our university. Indeed, we hold very different views. As a university, we value rigorous and thoughtful debate of a variety of ideas, in a context where we are...

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Become a student for the day at UNB s Saint John campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will be giving high school students the unique opportunity next week to experience the life of a university student. The campus will be opening its doors on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30 to high school students from all grades for Student for a Day. The program gives students the experience of what it’s like to attend a university. “It's a great opportunity for students to not only experience the university classroom environment, but...

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Author Janie Chang to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Janie Chang will read from her novel Dragon Springs Road on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. Chang’s first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 B.C. Book Prizes’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, which is awarded to the author of the best work of literary fiction, and one of nine Canadian books long-listed for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, Dragon Springs Road, has...

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UNB students to race the clock in competition to solve real-world business issues

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick business students will this week be competing to solve real-world issues for a local company in the first undergraduate business case competition hosted by the Saint John campus. The Faculty of Business undergraduate competition on Friday and Saturday gives third and fourth-year business students a chance to work on cases shared with them by a local company. Teams don’t find details about the case until the morning of the competition and then they have only 26...

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UNB professor honoured with award for leadership in education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 17, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


As he walks the halls of the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, business professor Emin Civi is rarely without a smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement to students. His enthusiasm and passion for his job shines. “Emin Civi is much admired and respected by his faculty colleagues, staff and students alike and his presence here at UNB Saint John is an enormous asset to the faculty of business, the university and the community,” says Fazley Siddiq, dean of business on...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Susan White

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 10, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Susan White will read from Maple Sugar Pie on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. White was born in New Brunswick, eventually moving to the Kingston Peninsula. After retiring from teaching, she began writing full time. Her first book, The Year Mrs. Montague Cried (2011) won the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. Her second book, Ten Thousand Truths (2012), received honourable mention...

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UNB to honour Montreal Massacre victims

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John next week to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were engineering students and their lives were taken in an act of gender-based violence. The...

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UNB Board vice-chair named one of Canada s 100 Most Powerful Women

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The vice-chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The Women’s Executive Network, an international organization that creates networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for executive-minded women, released its picks for the country’s 100 most powerful women last week. Ms. Tingley was selected in the RBC Champions category, which recognizes women who support women. Ms. Tingley was thrilled to be selected as a...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature reading by novelist Michael Kaan

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Novelist Michael Kaan will read from The Water Beetles on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of Saint John campus. Mr. Kaan was born in Winnipeg, the second child of a father from Hong Kong and a Canadian mother. The Water Beetles is his first novel, and is a finalist for a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award. Written in restrained, yet beautiful and affecting prose, The Water Beetles is an engrossing story of adventure and survival. Based...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2017

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced that New Brunswick students, Taylor Lee of Second Falls, N.B. and Brianna Forbes of Targettville, N.B. are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000.00 ($10,000.00 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB’s Saint John campus with a history of exemplary achievements as students, athletes and community leaders. Taylor Lee, a former Fundy High School student, is the 2011 McCain...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2018

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For the fifth time in six years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2018 yesterday. UNB is one of five Canadian universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re so pleased to be named as one of the country’s top employers again this year,” says Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick. “Our reputation as a leading employer allows us not...

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UNB professor to be inducted as a Chevalier Knight in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is to be awarded the distinction of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France for his work as a researcher, teacher and communicator in the field of marine biology and aquaculture. Dr. Chopin will be invested into the Order by Her Excellency, Mrs. Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada, on Nov. 21 at a ceremony at the Consulate General of France in Moncton. The Ordre du Mérite...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Pauline Dakin

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Well-known CBC journalist Pauline Dakin will read from her book RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square. Ms. Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television and print, she was also a senior producer for CBC Nova Scotia and host of CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice. Ms. Dakin has received a litany national...

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UNB Remembers ceremony to commemorate service and sacrifice

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s fifth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Monday, Nov. 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the impact of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond while contemplating the toll of past and present conflicts on the lives of people around the...

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Novelist Ann Eriksson to read at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Ann Eriksson, novelist and biologist, will read from The Performance on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge at UNB’s Fredericton campus and as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Eye-opening and compelling, Ms. Eriksson’s The Performance is rooted in the narrator’s feelings of compassion, and her wish to explore a way of life which she has never had to face to help a friend. The book...

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Robotics and bionics innovator to speak at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A Norwegian engineer behind research as diverse as bionic limbs, robotic submarines and an artificial organ as a potential cure for diabetes will be lecturing at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Øyvind Stavdahl, co-founder of the subsea robotics firm Eelume and an associate professor in engineering cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), will be speaking at the university’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Saint John campus on...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Bruce Meyer

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet and educator Bruce Meyer will read from Portraits of Canadian Writers and 1967: Centennial Year on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In Portraits of Canadian Writers, Dr. Meyer shares the portraits of some of Canada’s most beloved writers alongside anecdotes that reveal their personalities. Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Ray Robertson, Bronwen Wallace – these are just a few authors whose unforgettable words have made them icons of Canadian literary...

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UNB to grant two honorary degrees at Convocation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will grant two honorary degrees during its fall Convocation ceremonies. UNB Fredericton’s 63rd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 19 Business mogul and long-time public servant Francis McGuire will receive an honorary doctorate of letters. Francis McGuire received a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University, a diploma in European politics from the Institute d’études politiques in Paris, France, and a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International...

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UNB researcher presents new technology at G20 summit

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Chris Baker is in Berlin, Germany this week to present a new data federation technology at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Chief Scientists of the G20 (MACS-G20). Dr. Baker, chair of the computer science department at UNB’s campus in Saint John, will be presenting new technologies showing how open data sets can be integrated to provide decision support for agricultural consultants. The organizers of the Berlin meeting are GODAN, a G8...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence

Communications

Posted: September 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Patti LaBoucane-Benson and illustrator Kelly Mellings will read from their award-winning book, The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In this graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his...

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UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival presents The Toronto Consort

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival will present the renowned Toronto Consort performing Shakespeare’s Songbook in Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. The performance is free of charge to students, staff and faculty of UNB Saint John (UNB ID required). Tickets for off-campus audience members ($20 adults, $15 seniors and $5 students) can be purchased at the door on the night and there will be free on-campus...

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UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series to kick off 2017 18 season

Communications

Posted: September 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2017-18 season with Wayne Clifford reading from his 14th book of poetry, Flying the Truck on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Flying the Truck is the result of Wayne Clifford’s two years as poet-in-residence with the New Brunswick Museum during its Grand Lake Protected Area Bioblitz in 2013 and 2014. “I don’t think of science, the practice of knowledge, as...

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The McCain Foundation invests $1.25 million in innovation program at UNB

Communications

Posted: September 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced the creation of a postdoctoral fellowship program focused on innovation. Thanks to a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation, the new fellowships aim to equip PhD graduates with the resources they need to transform their research into a product ready for market. These two- to three-year fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year and will be awarded competitively on an annual basis. The McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

Posted: September 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will come alive with excitement this week as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university’s campuses once again. Media are invited to attend the orientation activities below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Sara Rothman UNB Saint John: Renea Leskie Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:15 – 11 a.m. | Richard J. CURRIE CENTER The UNB Fredericton campus community will...

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UNB welcomes Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of science applied science and engineering

Communications

Posted: August 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has appointed Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. van Zyll de Jong comes to UNB from Memorial University, where he served as associate professor of applied ecology in the School of Science and Environment at Grenfell Campus. Dr. van Zyll de Jong served a three-year term as Director of the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) at Memorial University from 2012-2015. He was also the co-lead of the...

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UNB's Saint John College now an official CELPIP test centre

Communications

Posted: August 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John College at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus is now offering the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), Canada’s leading English language test for those applying for Canadian permanent residency and citizenship. Saint John College is excited to offer the CELPIP, and hopes to address the needs of the immigrant community by offering the CELPIP tests, which are officially recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...

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Chancellor emeritus UNB alumni named to Order of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: August 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick for his accomplishments as a business executive and for his contributions to public education in the province. “This is fitting recognition for all that Dr. Currie has done for New Brunswick. He has had a phenomenally successful business career and has invested tremendous energy, time and resources into making New Brunswick an even better province,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, president and...

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Harrison McCain Foundation provides new opportunities for UNB faculty members

Communications

Posted: August 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Twenty-three faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at the University of New Brunswick. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016, are focused in four areas ranging from support for research projects to hiring of assistants or purchasing new equipment that is critical to each...

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New chair and vice-chair named to Board of Governors at UNB

Communications

Posted: July 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, of Quispamsis, N.B., has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011, most recently serving as vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, a Rothesay-based social entrepreneur, author and adviser to companies across North America from startups to Fortune 100, has been appointed vice-chair, also for a two-year term beginning...

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J D Irving Limited and UNB announce 2017 scholarship recipients

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Desiree Pictou, above, left, currently lives on Ugpi'Ganjig, Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, and will be starting her degree in business administration in September at UNB’s Fredericton campus. Caroline Burpee from Jacksonville, N.B., will be attending UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue a degree in engineering. She has...

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National Aboriginal Day and UNB s role in reconciliation

Communications

Posted: June 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community, Today, as Canada marks National Aboriginal Day, I am reminded of the treaties our ancestors signed in the 18th century, and that still bind us today. These treaties brought our peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship, and even today these ideals provide the right direction for all of us. As a university, the work we undertake transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. At UNB, this leads us in our commitment to reconciliation. The...

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Inside a DNA research lab at UNB Decoding life under our waters to ensure species survival

Communications

Posted: June 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Four hundred million lines of text: that’s how much data is in a single gene-sequencing file when Scott Pavey’s team receives it. If you wanted to scan it manually, and generously assume it would take one second per line to look at, it would take you 12 and a half years of reading around the clock to get through it all. Fortunately, Dr. Pavey is backed up by $1 million in infrastructure, making his lab at the University of New Brunswick the most sophisticated of its kind in the...

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UNB names Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


After an intense two-day process called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute, at the University of New Brunswick, has named the 10th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $63 million in revenue and 550 employees across the Greater Atlantic Area. With 419 nominations this year, the 28 cohorts faced stiff competition in the selection process. These business leaders in ELP10 will meet for two days...

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UNB provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University is filled with class time, lectures and tests. However, the University of New Brunswick extends learning beyond the classroom through a new program that helps students develop personal and professional skills that they will use in the future in work or grad school. The program focuses on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, anything that extends their academic learning and contributes to their overall life experiences. Activities include volunteer work, athletics,...

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UNB launches postdoctoral fellowship program

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Posted: May 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two New Purdy Crawford Fellowships in Public Policy will support applied research with immediate impact The University of New Brunswick has launched a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program to honour one of Canada’s most respected business leaders, the late Dr. Purdy Crawford, CC. The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility supports UNB researchers who will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick have access to education, health care and other programs...

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UNB and CUPE ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have ratified a four-year renewal Collective Agreement. Considering the current fiscal environment both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus performing work in the following categories: clerical, secretarial, library assistant, tradespeople,...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2017-2018 budget

Communications

Posted: May 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2017-2018 budget, which represents the first of a three-year plan to balance the operating budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year. “The UNB 2017-2018 budget focuses on continued investments in our academic mission and research, while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. After considerable analysis and effort, UNB presented the Board of...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John this week, four valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2017. The university will also honour seven outstanding professors. UNB’s 188th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 17 and 18 with three ceremonies at the Aitken Centre on the Fredericton campus. Valedictorian Adam...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded to four UNB students

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Four Atlantic Canadian high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, saluting their dedication to the community, leadership skills 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 Currie Scholarship recipients are Colin Brown of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.;...

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Math whizzes from across province to descend on UNB campuses for annual competition

Communications

Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The 35th Annual Mathematics Competition for grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place at the University of New Brunswick this Friday, May 12, 2017. About 1,200 New Brunswick students will travel to the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of l’Université de Moncton to write a multiple-choice competition. The competition can be written in either English or French and will take place in the late morning. District...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Middle and high school students from across New Brunswick will put their computer programming skills to the test at two annual competitions hosted by the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. "As a leader in computer science, UNB is proud to be hosting these events again this year,” said Ruth Shaw, professor of computer science at UNB Saint John and co-ordinator of both events. “Computer programming skills are vital in our rapidly changing economy and the skills these young...

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will grant four honorary degrees during its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 17, 18 and 19. The recipients are: Heidi Shyu will receive a doctor of science degree in Fredericton on May 17 at 10 a.m. Heidi Shyu, who earned a bachelor of science degree at UNB in 1976, immigrated from Taiwan to Japan, then to the United States when she was 11 years old. She later moved to Fredericton, where her father was a history professor at UNB...

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UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering saluted with Innovation Champion award

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick was recently named the province’s Innovation Champion at the Knowledge and Innovation Recognition Awards, continuing a legacy of more than 50 years of leading-edge research. The awards, known as the KIRAs, were presented May 4, 2017 at a gala event at the Fredericton Convention Centre, saluting innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. The institute, a world leader in prosthetics research, was...

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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


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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Accomplished UNB student recruited by Air Canada CEO

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Posted: April 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Students are generally told to “make the most” of their time at university. University of New Brunswick Saint John student, and one of its 2017 Graduating Student Leadership Award winners, Dana Dodsworth seems to have taken that advice to heart. The award is given to students who has “made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint John as a whole.” Ms. Dodsworth checked those boxes and then some, completing multiple co-op...

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University of New Brunswick researcher invited to Monaco to present on developing integrated aquaculture in marine protected areas

Communications

Posted: April 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick marine biology researcher Thierry Chopin was an invited panelist at the eighth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held recently in Monaco. The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by 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. Its members meet annually to discuss current, and anticipate future, global challenges of...

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Imagine the university as an economic engine

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Universities are often described as key supports of economic development. Which they undeniably are. But to consider them “supports” alone overlooks the potentially greater contribution universities can make as engines of economic growth and innovation, particularly at the regional level. The recent federal budget seems to recognize this greater opportunity, providing investments that will help universities drive economic development and strengthen Canada’s position as a knowledge leader on...

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University of New Brunswick professor up for awards for Oland book history of policing text

Communications

Posted: April 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland, a book by Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, has been named as a finalist for Canada’s National Business Book Award. It is the first of two of Dr. Marquis’ books to be nominated for awards this year, as he also recently learned that his law-enforcement history The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 has been nominated for an Atlantic Book Award. "I...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will read from Truth & Honour on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Truth and Honour explores the 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland, of the prominent family that owns Moosehead Breweries, the ensuing police investigation and the arrest, trial and conviction of the victim’s son Dennis Oland for second-degree murder. Dennis Oland’s trial would be the most...

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Seaweeds could be the key to Parkinson s disease cure researchers find

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Seaweeds could hold the key to a cure for Parkinson’s disease, says a researcher at the University of New Brunswick. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network based at UNB Saint John, was one of the authors of a study published recently in the journal Neuroscience Letters. The emergence of Parkinson’s disease is linked to the misfolding of the protein α-synuclein. The researchers found that an extract...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of what can...

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UNB entrepreneurial spirit shines at Breakthru competition

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial spirit shined Thursday night as students, alumni and staff were among contestants vying for the top prize at the 2017 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition. Four UNB-connected companies came away as prize winners in the provincial category. The top prize in the category went to Pfera, which will get an infusion of nearly $375,000 in cash and professional services. “We’re so proud of everyone at UNB who has been involved...

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University of New Brunswick to honour prominent alumni at gala event in Saint John

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This Thursday, March 23, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the achievements of nine alumni and one dedicated staff person at a gala event at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a physician tackling some of the most pressing and controversial medical issues of our time, a lawyer who was instrumental in bringing same-sex marriage to Colorado, and an international student who worked three jobs on his way to a degree and, eventually, a...

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Second annual UNB Green Review highlights a year of sustainability success at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has recycled more than 50,000 pounds of electronic waste over the past three years, the equivalent weight of three elephants, according to the 2015-16 UNB Green Review. This annual report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives happening at the university, green champions on campus and suggestions on how to live more sustainably. “UNB is working hard to establish a culture of sustainability that reaches all aspects of campus life...

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Meags Fitzgerald to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning illustrator, graphic novelist and stop-motion animator Meags Fitzgerald will read from Photobooth: A Biography on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on UNB’s Saint John campus. For almost a century, chemical photo booths have occupied public spaces, giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the...

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UNB works to help students affected by Trump Administration s Travel Ban

Communications

Posted: March 2, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick seeks to provide assistance to students affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, which created confusion and anxiety for thousands of students and staff, studying or working at American institutions. “UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution,” said George MacLean, Vice-President (Academic), UNB. “We played an integral part in welcoming refugees to New Brunswick last year, and UNB’s campuses are recognized by...

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Where math and fun intersect

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 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,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator, “thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.” Founded in France in 1991, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian...

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Terry Fox Research Institute invests 5 million in research effort lead by the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Terry Fox Research Institute today announced an investment of $5 million for New Brunswick researchers and their colleagues at other cancer centres in Canada to study how new precision medicine tools could improve, and potentially save, the lives of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “This $5 million for the Multiple Myeloma Molecular Monitoring Study will enable this world-class research team to apply cutting-edge tools of...

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Author Riel Nason to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Shane Nason Author Riel Nason will read from All the Things We Leave Behind on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Riel Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human emotion. Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, not far from the St. John River. She now lives in...

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Historic love letters from famous Canadian poet find a home at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Digital copy of letter from CGD Roberts to E Smith 10 November, 1926. Evelyn Smith Acquisition 2016.032 (Credit UNB Archives & Special Collections) A collection of romantic letters written by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, who is considered to be the father of Canadian poetry, has found a new home in the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections. Mr. Roberts was known to have had several romantic liaisons and much of what is known about these relationships has come from his...

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University of New Brunswick responds to 2017-18 provincial budget

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The provincial government announced today that it will seek agreements with publicly-funded universities to fund pilot projects and commit to four-year predictability in both tuition for students and funding provided by government. The government will seek to enter into memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with universities, recognizing each institution’s individual strengths and areas of expertise, to outline its predictable funding commitments. “We are appreciative of the provincial...

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Inaugural Health Research Chair in Diabetes at the University of New Brunswick named

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


An expert in population health and former analyst at the World Health Organization has been named to a $1 million health research chair in diabetes at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Neeru Gupta becomes the first person to hold the Canadian Diabetes Association-New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair in Diabetes Research. She previously worked to improve public health systems, researching the effects of chronic illness such as diabetes on society, and helping to inform...

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Statement on recent Quebec City Mosque Shooting and U S Executive Order Travel Ban

Communications

Posted: January 31, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community: I would like to begin by expressing condolences to the families of those fatally shot and injured in the recent attack on a Quebec City mosque. We live in an open and inclusive society and acts of terror such as this severely compromise our collective sense of security. UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution. Our country is a global leader in safety, freedom, and education with a long-standing history of welcoming...

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Become a university student for a day UNB opens classes to the public

Communications

Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a university student, now is your chance. The University of New Brunswick is inviting high school students and community members to experience life on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses Jan. 30 and 31. On the Fredericton campus, the faculty of arts is hosting an open classroom event. They are opening more than 20 classes to the public over the two days. Guests will also be able to sign up for campus tours during their visit. Dr. Robert...

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New centre for children with complex health conditions launched

Communications

Posted: January 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A new centre set up to aid children with complex health conditions and their families has been launched by researchers at the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University. NaviCare/SoinsNavi is a virtual centre that will help young patients and their families navigate the maze of health care needs and professionals they often confront. Funded by a generous $750,000 donation by the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation, the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service was developed by Dr....

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Acclaimed author Lisa Moore to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Nathalie Marsh Acclaimed author Lisa Moore will read from Flannery on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist. Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of February and Alligator. February won CBC's Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada s top employers

Communications

Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has been named one of the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada for 2017. This is the fifth consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said fostering a rewarding and fulfilling work environment benefits all aspects of the university. “Our staff and faculty are a vital part of the UNB community. Their hard work and dedication have helped UNB remain a top university in...

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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 , UNB Saint John


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: UNB Saint John , 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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Provincial government invests more than 200 000 in UNBSJ s Promise Partnership

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The provincial government has invested more than $216,000 in the Promise Partnership over the last two academic years at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through the Access and Success program. “Your government believes that a well-educated workforce is essential to growing the economy and creating jobs. That is why we are pleased to support important programs like the Promise Partnership, which helps guide youth by providing them with information about their...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Contract Academic Employees (CAE) membership. This follows a positive ratification vote held by AUNBT’s CAE membership on Sept. 13, 2016. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Daniel Coleman, chief negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to academic excellence...

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On Dec 6 the University of New Brunswick Remembers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were engineering students and their lives were taken in an act of gender-based violence. The Fredericton ceremony...

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UNB Board of Governors and PSAC vote to ratify collective agreement for graduate student workers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers have voted in favour of ratifying a renewal of their collective agreement. “We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Peter McDougall, associate vice-president, UNB Human Resources. “Graduate students are very important to the success of UNB and the work that they do during their course of studies is extremely...

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UNB seeks public input on university s climate change action plan

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard The University of New Brunswick will hold public consultation sessions on Nov. 23 and 30 to develop one of the region’s first university climate change action plans. Canada has committed to reduce 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent by 2020. New Brunswick has committed to a 10 per cent reduction of 1990 levels by 2020 and 75 per cent reduction in 2001 levels by 2050. UNB is holding the first of several public consultation sessions this week,...

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University of New Brunswick launches 110 million It Begins Here campaign

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick launched its $110 million It Begins Here campaign today at simultaneous events in Fredericton and Saint John. Campaign co-chairs and UNB alumni David Ganong (BBA ’65, LLD ’12), executive vice-chair, Ganong Bros. Limited, and Robert Quartermain (BSc ’77, DSc ’09), chairman & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., emceed the event, setting a fundraising goal of $110 million for the campaign, the largest in UNB’s history. Half the goal – $55 million will be dedicated to...

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Leading scholar in Canadian history to challenge notions behind Confederation at UNB lecture

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Visiting Professor from the Institute of the Americas at University College London, Dr. Phillip Buckner, will deliver the 2016 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. In his presentation, Beware the Canadian Wolf? -- The Maritimes and Confederation, he will challenge the notion that Confederation was forced on the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments. Many historians have argued that the Maritimes had little interest in a British North American union in the 1860s. They contend that Upper...

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Author Heather O Neill to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Heather O’Neill will read from Daydreams of Angels on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Her unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with the vulnerability and charm of her characters Nouschka and Baby and the irreverent descriptions of their lives on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, with critics...

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National Framework for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence released at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) today released a comprehensive framework for police forces on dealing with intimate partner violence. “A unified police response to intimate partner violence in Canada is critical,” says Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service and co-chair of the committee that brought forward the framework. “Over the last decade, we have seen a significant change in how police services respond. In our continued focus on intimate partner...

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SHAD UNB wins youth innovation award at SHAD Cup

Communications

Posted: November 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A team of SHAD UNB students took home the Best Business Plan award at the SHAD – John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup in Toronto, finishing third overall. “Year after year, we challenge students from across Canada to collaborate at SHAD UNB to come up with solutions to big problems in society,” says Melissa Dawe, SHAD UNB’s program co-director. “This year we saw some amazing and creative solutions to the problem of food insecurity in Canada.” SHAD UNB developed ZENsense, a network of sensors...

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UNB province and federal governments invest 1 million towards new multi-research greenhouse

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The provincial and federal governments, together with the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus, are investing $1 million to build a multi-research greenhouse at the university. Back, from left: Andrew Flewelling, UNB Saint John PhD student; and Don Darling, mayor of Saint John. Front, from left: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; UNB Saint John vice-president Robert MacKinnon; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; and Brian Baxter, chair...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2017

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has once again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marking the fourth time in five years the institution has received the accolade. The Globe and Mail announced Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 today. UNB was the only Atlantic Canadian university to make the list and one of four Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017: The university offers full tuition...

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Renowned bionics expert to speak at the University of New Brunswick on rewiring humans

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


One of the world’s foremost experts on bionic prosthetics will be exploring the drive to rewire humans in a lecture at the University of New Brunswick next week. Levi Hargrove, director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetic and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will be delivering the Dineen Memorial Lectures at UNB. In Fredericton on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and in Saint John on Wednesday, Nov. 9, he will speak on Rewiring Humans: Improving the Control of Bionic...

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UNB launches new interdisciplinary speaker series

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is launching a new interdisciplinary speakers series called Conversations on Time. Each speaker of this three-part series will examine the theme of time through the lens of their academic field to engage participants in an interdisciplinary dialogue. “We are hoping to engage the university community in exciting interdisciplinary academic conversations, to examine one theme from multiple angles throughout the year,” Dr. Thomas Mengel, professor of leadership...

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University of New Brunswick hosts fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fourth annual UNB Remembers Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus starting at noon. Joy Cummings Photo, UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 4, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. Featuring reflections and contributions from UNB faculty, staff, alumni, students and community members, this annual event...

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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 , UNB Fredericton


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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UNB and JDI celebrate three new scholarship recipients

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president (academic), UNB Fredericton; Caleb Waite; Ashlyn Moody; Cameron Arthurs; Colleen Baxter, vice-president of human resources, JDI. The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB. Congratulations to Ashlyn Moody of Blackville, N.B., studying chemical engineering; and to forestry students Cameron Arthurs of Carter’s Point, Kingston Peninsula, N.B., and Caleb Waite of...

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Nine new members appointed to UNB s Board of Governors

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Brian Baxter, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members to the Board. The nine individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are three UNB academics, two New Brunswick mayors, two UNB students, the CEO of a New Brunswick company, and a financial products expert. UNB’s Board of Governors is a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about advancing UNB and work to...

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Award-winning writer Kevin Donovan to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: The Toronto Star Kevin Donovan, an investigative reporter and editor of the Toronto Star, will read from Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace. A...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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RBC invests 1 million in entrepreneurship education at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Left to right: Craig Maguire (BBA SJ ’92), Branch Manager & Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Lori Smith, Manager, Public Affairs, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Tom Gribbons (BSF ’83), VP & Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Kayley Reed (BPhil ‘14), co-founder and CEO, Wear Your Label; Roger Howard, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Dhirendra Shukla, Dr. J. Herbert Smith ACOA Chair, UNB; Luc Pellerin, VP, Commercial Banking Services, RBC; Mara Payn-McGrath,...

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Leveraging the power of education in reaching reconciliation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The following commentary appeared in the Oct. 11, 2016 edition of the Daily Gleaner. The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action offer Canada a genuine opportunity to build a better future for all of us. We understand the barriers better, ways around them have been described, now we need to work together to take them down. In New Brunswick, all of our peoples signed Peace and Friendship Treaties centuries ago. These agreements bind us but we have not yet...

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UNB opens recruitment office in Beijing

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick officially opened a student recruitment office today at the Canadian International School of Beijing in Beijing, China. This is the only recruitment office in China held by an Atlantic Canadian university. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell was accompanied to Beijing by Premier Brian Gallant, along with a delegation from New Brunswick and officials from the Canadian Embassy. “We are thrilled by the prospects and the future we are building. With...

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UNB to award professors emeriti rankings teaching awards at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour four outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching at its Convocation ceremonies next week. UNB Fredericton will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to two of its retired faculty members at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 20. Professor Emeriti Distinctions Tony Diamond, professor emeritus in biology and forestry and environmental management Appointed as a research professor in 1994, Dr. Tony Diamond has had a significant...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from His Whole Life on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book Award and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award) and Small Change. In 2002, she received the...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2015-16

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


One hundred and eighty-two students in the faculty of science, applied science and engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2015-16. Bruce MacDonald, acting dean of the faculty, 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. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Daryl Branscombe, Siauw Ng, Geoff Flood and Barbara Stegemann UNB will grant four honorary degrees during its Convocation ceremonies this month.  UNB Fredericton’s 62nd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 20 Alumnus, business leader and community volunteer Daryl Branscombe will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Daryl Branscombe graduated from UNB with a teaching degree, and before embarking on the world of business, taught for 10 years. He joined Greenarm Corporation Ltd. in 1985, and...

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Preeminent researcher and television host to speak on coastal squeeze

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the Foxtel/BBC television series Coast Australia. An expert in how humans impact harbours, coasts and estuarine habitats, Dr. Johnston is pro vice-chancellor (research) at the...

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Joint Statement Regarding Women s Hockey Decision

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick – New Brunswick Human Rights Commission - Sylvia Dooley The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have agreed to an adjournment of the judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The hearing scheduled for October 18 was adjourned with the consent of all parties to attempt to resolve the issues in dispute. A Judge of the...

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Professor launches book on Oland trial

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, will have a number of events this month and next for Truth and Honour, his new book on the high-profile murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of the slain executive’s son, Dennis Oland. The first will be a launch event on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at UNB’s Grand Hall in uptown Saint John, followed by an author talk and book signing Oct. 15 at Indigo East Point in...

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UNB welcomes new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has created two new positions dedicated full-time to addressing the issue of sexual assault on its campuses. After launching the university’s Sexual Assault Policy and procedures in spring 2016, UNB committed to creating positions devoted to supporting those impacted by sexual assault and to help foster a more respectful environment on its campuses. The new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates will serve UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses as well as...

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UNB s president emeritus honoured with lifetime achievement award

Communications

Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick president emeritus, was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award from Startup Canada for his work on promoting entrepreneurship in Canada. The organization saluted Dr. McLaughlin at its regional awards ceremony on Sept. 13 by awarding him with the Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in Canadian Entrepreneurship. “This recognition of John’s leadership is richly deserved. Without his work...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Front row, from left: Terry Fitzpatrick, Amanda Eng, Christena Dykstra, Marc Montero Cuizon, Tuan Bui, Lauren Adam. Back, from left: Emily Jackson, Nadia Kashetsky, Charlotte Pyke, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie, Gabrielle Robin, Brittany Rioux, Marija Veljanovska. Not shown (unable to attend): Kelsie Armstrong, Anna Caulfield, Sarah Evans, Geneva McSheffery. Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 17 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of...

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Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo courtesy of the author Writer Richard Kelly Kemick and poet Katherine Leyton will read from Caribou Run and All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, respectively, on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, including The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and Tin House (Open Bar). He has won the poetry prizes of both Grain magazine and...

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New Brunswick scientists build national river science powerhouse

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Researchers based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are playing lead roles within the internationally acclaimed Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), which, in the lead up to World Rivers Day on Sept. 25, is releasing a report today highlighting its first 15 years of achievements. Founded in 2001 by four visionary aquatic scientists at UNB, the CRI has grown into a network of 22 science directors and their multi-disciplinary research teams based at 14 universities and institutions across...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser Sixteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2015-16 season. They are: Kathryn Magee, basketball Allyson McLaughlin, basketball Marcel Boudreau, basketball Jarred Crawford, basketball Lars Moffatt, basketball Andrew Robart, basketball Antonio Duplessis, soccer Bruce Savoie, soccer Kaitlin Casey, soccer Madison Long, soccer Kayla Nice,...

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Scotiabank Invests 1 Million in the University of New Brunswick s Student Abroad Programs and Honours Former Chief Executive

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities to study and learn abroad thanks to Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank. Scotiabank today announced that it is furthering its commitment to international study awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1 million. The new funds will be used to support awards for students interested in pursuing educational opportunities overseas. “I wish to extend my thanks to Scotiabank for this exceptional gift,” said Eddy...

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UNB researcher part of global examination of seaweed industry

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, recently collaborated on a policy brief through the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Safeguarding the Future of the Global Seaweed Aquaculture Industry is the work of 30 researchers, from 21 institutions in nine countries. Seaweed aquaculture is undergoing a rapid global expansion...

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When prayers are not enough

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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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University of New Brunswick researcher taps open data to help tackle world hunger

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick professor Chris Baker is on a journey to help solve global hunger – by harnessing the power of open data. Dr. Baker is invited to speak next week at an international summit in New York City that is bringing together world leaders, researchers, farmers, and students to discuss how openly sharing data might help ease hunger and malnutrition. In addition to attending the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) summit, he will also attend a high-level...

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Author Debra Komar to kick off 2016-17 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Dan Froese Author Debra Komar will read from Black River Road on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, the renowned forensic anthropologist and award-winning author addresses the questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a century later: is everyone capable of murder, and should character be treated as evidence in homicide...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series coordinator named

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Posted: September 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Andrea Kikuchi as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series. Ms. Kikuchi is a writer and teacher with a Bachelor of Arts from UNB Saint John. She has taught writing workshops for the Write Stuff Festival, Word Collective and the Saint John Free School. She also serves on the board for the Fog Lit Writers and Readers Festival. In her spare time, she is working on her first full-length novel with her writing mentor, celebrated author Gerard...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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....

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The third annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, September 17. The day will start at 9 a.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 an excellent opportunity to keep our...

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UNB and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Student Workers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, they have reached consensus on a renewal Collective Agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the Union of Graduate Student Workers membership and the UNB Board of Governors in the coming weeks. Further details will be available following ratification. Media...

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Students receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships to attend UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Finnegan Kummer of Little Shemogue, N.B. and Catherine Hall of Johnville, N.B. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were more than 1,500 Schulich Leader nominees...

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Provincial task force aims to better equip students for life after graduation

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A new province-wide task force on experiential education wants to make New Brunswick the destination place in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. The task force is developing a plan to ensure students enrolled in New Brunswick’s post-secondary institutions have opportunities to graduate with the skills and confidence that have become increasingly important in today’s market. “More and more, students and employers are looking for...

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Government renews agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training doctors in Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


An announcement was made today renewing the agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training medical students in New Brunswick. Read the full release. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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UNB to launch new online course for faculty and staff on accommodating students with disabilities

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is preparing to launch an innovative new online course for faculty and instructors around accommodating students with differences in abilities. The course is the result of nearly two years of work on the part of the university’s Office of Human Rights & Positive Environment, Student Accessibility Centre and the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. It’s designed to help instructors understand the principles surrounding the requirement to accommodate...

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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 , UNB Saint John


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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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for Contract Academic Employees

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , 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: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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 Fredericton , 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: UNB Saint John , 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 and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for their 13th full-time Collective Agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


After less than two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time group 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. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to academic excellence and student success and that was prevalent amongst all discussions. Our intent...

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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: UNB Saint John , 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: 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 releases sexual assault policy

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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: UNB Saint John , 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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BA Cooperative Education Co-op option

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Arts at UNB Saint John is now offering a Cooperative Education (Co-op) option within the Bachelor of Arts program. Starting this September, students who enrolled in their second year of the program, and have met certain criteria, will be eligible. “This BA Co-op is a great addition to the many other forms of experiential learning already offered by degree programs in the Faculty of Arts,” said Dr. Joanna Everitt, dean of arts at UNB Saint John. “It builds upon our established...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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First LPN BN bridge students receive Bachelor of Nursing degree

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


This past week 19 students from the first cohort of the UNB Saint John’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Bridge pilot walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during spring convocation. The LPN-BN Bridge pilot is a cluster of six courses which, when completed successfully, allow Practical Nurse graduates from the New Brunswick Community College/Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) system to transition into year three of the BN program at UNB...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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 , UNB Saint John


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: 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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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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...

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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


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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


[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

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

Category: 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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , 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

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

Category: 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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , 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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ACOA supports pilot project to commercialize UNB technologies

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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Harrison McCain Foundation invests 1 25 million in UNB faculty

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Saint John


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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Faculty of Business receives award

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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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 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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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Award-winning author Carol Bruneau to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Carol Bruneau will read from her newest novel, These Good Hands on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Carol Bruneau is the author of four novels and two short fiction collections. Her first novel Purple for Sky won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to...

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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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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

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

Category: UNB Saint John


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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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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