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Author Marcello Di Cintio to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: Jan 22, 2019

Category: myUNB , 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...

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Students from across the country gather at UNB to pitch business plans

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Posted: Jan 22, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Undergraduate and graduate business students from across the country will compete in a two-day business plan pitch competition on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 24 and 25, 2019. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with UNB’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition...

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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...

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Newest Schulich Leaders at UNB enjoy first semester

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Posted: Jan 17, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A pair of Schulich Leaders are making immediate impacts in their first year at the University of New Brunswick. Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto received the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, in part due to their leadership potential. Mr. Noseworthy, enrolled in a...

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

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Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Category: myUNB , 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...

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NASA scientist to guest lecture at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Could a solar storm cause havoc on Earth? Can we predict space weather to create solar forecasts? NASA scientist Dr. Ryan McGranaghan will present his lecture Living with a Star in the Era of Data Science at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the John Meagher Auditorium, room 215 of the Kinesiology Building. Dr. McGranaghan, principal data and aerospace engineering...

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

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Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Category: myUNB , 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...

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UNB offering improv classes to help students to combat social anxiety

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Many students find it difficult to navigate social situations and connect with others, especially when it comes to their peers within professional and educational settings. This sometimes prevents them from making friends and connecting with colleagues, and can have deeply affect their ability to engage in group activities or projects. Counselling services staff at the University of New...

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New exercise program strengthens and prevents falls for those 50-plus

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


One in three aging adults falls every year. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, unintentional falls cost more than $2 billion in direct healthcare expenses in 2016-17. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are partnering with Horizon Health Network and Fitness NB to recruit participants for Zoomers on the Go, a free fall prevention education and exercise...

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

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Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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....

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