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.… Read More »

Did you know that after installing the moose fence along Highway 7, the number of vehicle collisions with moose dropped dramatically? Thanks to last year’s Open Data Visualization Challenge winners, this was demonstrated conclusively in front of private industry, educators and government – and included recommendations for future fence placements. The New Brunswick Social Policy… Read More »

The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, will be giving a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 26. Dennis Edney practises criminal and constitutional law and has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada… Read More »

A prominent American ecologist who specializes in fish populations and community ecology will be delivering the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Kirk Winemiller is regents professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on fish populations… Read More »

Sally Armstrong, internationally renowned speaker, journalist, award-winning author and human rights activist, will be the featured speaker at the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumnae’s inaugural Celebration of Women Speaker Series. Her lecture, “Yes You Can: The Good News About Women that the World Cannot Ignore,” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on Oct. 23 and 24, examining the contributions of indigenous political traditions to Confederation. On the 150th anniversary year of Canada’s Confederation, the event will feature a keynote speech by Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas –… Read More »

Backed by more than $3 million in federal funding, researchers with the nursing faculty at the University of New Brunswick have joined colleagues at universities in Canada and the U.S. in studying a new approach to helping women who experience domestic violence. Co-led by UNB’s Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, the researchers are tasked with examining the… Read More »

Recently digitized films are providing a window into the history of club and varsity football in the Maritimes. A provincial grant from the Council of Archives of New Brunswick has allowed the University of New Brunswick Libraries to post online 25 Red Bomber football films from 1958 to 1961 and 1963 to 1968. UNB Archives… Read More »

In an upcoming lecture at the University of New Brunswick, a specialist in peace and reconciliation in conflict zones will present the case for more women to be involved in global peacebuilding. On Monday, Oct. 16 at the university’s Fredericton campus, Rebekah Sears will present a free public lecture entitled “From the Grassroots to the… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is hosting the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science annual conference from Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 on its UNB Fredericton campus. Around 150 undergraduate and graduate students and 50 faculty members from universities around the Atlantic provinces, including Memorial, Acadia, Dalhousie, Mount St. Vincent, Mt. Allison… Read More »

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… Read More »

A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a new Canadian study suggests that living in greener environments can actually affect how long you live. Dr. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, with a team… Read More »

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is joining forces with a global network dedicated to defending against highly disruptive cyberattacks. The institute is one of 14 leading organizations from around the world invited to form the new Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, or Global EPIC, which… Read More »