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… Read More »

David MacNaughton, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named Canadian ambassador to the United States. A business leader, political strategist and strategy consultant, Mr. MacNaughton is currently chairman of StrategyCorp Inc. The appointment will see Mr. MacNaughton, a 1971 bachelor of arts graduate, attempt to improve Canada-U.S. relations, while dealing with ongoing… Read More »

Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2015 is taking place next week (Sept. 24-27). Registration closes on Sunday, Sept. 20. Everyone is encouraged to come to campus and celebrate all things UNB! For more information, contact homecoming@unb.ca or 506-447-3218. Here are some of the highlights: Family FunFest… Read More »

University of New Brunswick alumnus Allan Kember is making history in the medical world with his new product that has the potential to reduce the number of low birth-weights and stillbirths in developing countries. Kember has created a device that lessens the amount of time women sleep on their backs during pregnancies. “If indeed back… Read More »

Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid… Read More »

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete… Read More »

Animator and visual effects expert Andre LeBlanc (BCS’99) is striking out on his own in Hollywood as a writer and director.  The University of New Brunswick computer science and engineering grad’s work has been featured in some of Hollywood’s biggest animations, including Shrek and, most recently, The Croods. Read the full Times and Transcript article… Read More »

The Lorenzo Art Series will launch its first show of the 2013-2014 season with “A Diverse Palette” featuring artist Sarah Jones on November 3. “I am drawn to the transient elements of urban culture, like graffiti, construction sites, cranes, scaffolding and tankers – things that move in and out of the urban landscape,” says Jones.… Read More »

Dr. Jeanne McNeill has been awarded New Brunswick’s Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. McNeill joined the University of New Brunswick in 1979 as a Beaverbrook Scholar. Read the Times & Transcript article below. Riverview doctor is named a physician of the yearTimes & Transcript (Moncton)… Read More »

One of UNB’s most committed and generous alumni has provided funding that looks to foster a better understanding about the roles and impact of the Canadian Army. Dr. Fredrik S. Eaton, O.C., O.Ont., former chancellor of UNB, and the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation have donated $1 million to establish the Fredrik S. Eaton… Read More »

Alumni, friends and members of the community have joined University of New Brunswick faculty, staff and students on the Fredericton campus this week for UNB Homecoming 2013, September 26-29. “Homecoming is a special time of year when alumni, students and the community celebrate UNB,” says Margaret Grant-McGivney, executive director of UNB’s Associated Alumni. “It is… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick will welcome students, alumni, and the community to the Fredericton campus as it celebrates UNB Homecoming 2013 from September 26-29.   The four-day celebration has something for everyone, including a lobster boil, football rally and parade, Family FunFest, and Maritime Kitchen Party. Homecoming is a special time of year when… Read More »

Students from UNB’s Renaissance College have a little more experience and confidence after spending an evening doing mock interviews with approximately 25 UNB alumnae this week. Students will use this practice immediately as they seek positions for their Canadian Internships. Organizers hope it will have lasting value to them as they develop their social interaction… Read More »

UNB’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) welcomes award-winning business guru Rivers Corbett as the new Entrepreneur in Residence. The Fredericton-based UNB alumnus is the co-owner of Relish Gourmet Burgers and Trivnet Media Systems, owner of The Chef Group, author of 13 Fears of Entrepreneurs, and founder of The Entrepreneurs… Read More »

UNB is pleased to announce that Margaret Grant-McGivney (BScCE’88) has joined the university to undertake the important role of executive director of the UNB Associated Alumni. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector. Most recently she served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Strategic Development and Intergovernmental Relations in New Brunswick’s… Read More »