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UNBers receive NB Multicultural Council recognition

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Posted: Jan 18, 2021

Category: myUNB , 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....

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NB-IRDT and APPTA report details pros and cons of virtual geriatric care

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



  The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA have released an evidence synthesis detailing the benefits and challenges of virtual geriatric care in New Brunswick. NB-IRDT staff Eton Boco and Kyle Rogers prepared the report, with joint support from Jenna Roddick and Samuel Hunter at APPTA. The report provides an...

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UNB nursing instructor receives teaching innovation award

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Category: myUNB



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...

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NB-IRDT to analyze economics of Picomole lung cancer screening tool

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Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB is leveraging its expertise and research capability to undertake an economic evaluation of the Picomole lung cancer screening tool. Picomole, an innovative medical technology company located in Moncton, creates machine learning solutions that can be used in disease screening applications. Picomole’s breath...

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UNB project will help protect long-term care residents and workers from virus spread

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Posted: Jan 11, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



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...

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UNB professors receive Telefilm funding for two more feature films

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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have received development funding from Telefilm Canada for their next two feature films. Dr. Robert Gray, a professor in the English department, Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, and Jon Dewar, a UNB education and arts graduate and instructor at Leo Hayes High School in...

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UNB professors receive Teaching Innovation Award

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Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Dr. Arash Lashkari and Renee Gordon have received UNB’s Teaching Innovation Award for their creative approaches to instruction. Dr. Lashkari, from the faculty of computer science at UNB Fredericton, and Ms. Gordon, with the faculty of nursing at UNB’s Moncton site, were selected as the recipients by the university’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. The bi-campus body,...

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