The UNB Saint John department of nursing and health sciences has recently purchased new equipment that will be added to the growing inventory of simulation equipment for the nursing program.  Part of this new equipment includes the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) which is a sensitivity program designed to help simulate what it is like to… Read More »

To: UNB Community  From: Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor  As some of you may have already heard, there was a shooting incident following what appears to have been an attempted armed robbery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton last night.  Three people are dead and a fourth is in critical condition. Police are still… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick professor has received $140,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to advance his research. Dr. P. Thayyil Jayachandran, UNB physics professor and principal investigator for the Expanded Canadian High-Arctic Ionospheric Network (ECHAIN), was recognized through the foundation’s Leaders Opportunity Fund. The funding will be used to add 15 Global Positioning… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick student will receive $15,000 after being chosen for the 2012 Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Kyle McDowell, a fourth-year UNB business student, was selected from 28 finalists based on his academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, and career aspirations. “It’s an honour to receive… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick has received $5 million from two of its prominent alumni, Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande and Gerry Pond, to establish an entrepreneurship and innovation centre.

The University of New Brunswick will now be positioned to better understand and potentially improve concrete—the most commonly used building material in the world—after today’s gift announcement from the Acker family. UNB has opened the Sydney E. Acker Concrete and Masonry Laboratory on its Fredericton campus today, thanks to a generous contribution from the family… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) have announced finalization of a new collective agreement. The agreement, concluded by a binding conciliation board, affects approximately 580 full-time academic instructors and librarians at UNB, whose last collective agreement expired in June 2009.

A scholarship has been created at the University of New Brunswick in memory of Ashoki Sujanani (BSE SE, ’78), a highly respected and successful engineer nicknamed ‘Santa Shoki’ because of his giving nature. Sujanani passed away in November, 2010. The Ashoki Sujanani Scholarship is being spearheaded by Chris Gilliss (BBA ’75) and his wife, Karen… Read More »

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly not the Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick.  Aimed at turning this adage on its ear, the Andrews Initiative will offer an “intellectual journey” for Baby Boomers nearing or in retirement. John McLaughlin, president emeritus of UNB, chairs a small steering committee… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of 11 new members to the Board of Governors. Among them are six leaders in academia, business and law: G. Robert Basque, Q.C., lawyer; Barry Cooper, chairman of BMO Asset Management; Hans Klohn, president of OSCO Construction Group; Carol Loughrey, semi-retired president of Ashfields… Read More »

Lorne Berggren, a successful Toronto-area businessman, has contributed $100,000 to establish a scholarship at the University of New Brunswick.  The Lorne Berggren Scholarship supports students in the mechanical engineering program who have an interest in entrepreneurship. “UNB gave me the head start I needed to get my companies off the ground, and it is my… Read More »