The Governor General’s Academic Medal is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon students attending Canadian schools. It is awarded to students graduating with the highest average from their individual institutions. The medal signals the start of a life of accomplishment. The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme is this year’s Governor… Read More »

University of New Brunswick Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul F. Williams has won the inaugural Henk Zwart Medal in structural geology for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the field of rock deformation.   The award committee calls Dr. Williams an internationally acclaimed structural geologist who has tremendously influenced his subject for 45… Read More »

UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership was the winner of the 2013 Big Heart Award at last week’s Outstanding Business Awards (OBA). The Promise Partnership is a collaboration between UNBSJ students, faculty and staff, as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White-St. Francis School (HWSF), Lorne Middle School and local high schools. As part of… Read More »

Taryn O’Neill is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award presented by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region (CBCF – Atlantic Region). Taryn O’Neill, a UNBSJ alumna, spent this summer working at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Gray and Dr.… Read More »

Natasha Larivee has won the 2013 James Raymond Cowling University Scholarship from Best Buddies Canada – a national volunteer program that matches people with and without intellectual disabilities to create friendships. Natasha joined Best Buddies – UNB Fredericton in the first year of her bachelor of science (medicinal chemistry) program. She is now co-president of… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s Community Health Clinic (CHC) was awarded a Community Service Learning Award by the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation on June 13. The Community Health Clinic was developed in 2002 as an interdisciplinary, nurse-managed facility to provide primary healthcare to people without access to primary care, including vulnerable populations.  Community partners… Read More »

Researchers from the Forest Watershed Research Center of the faculty of forestry and environmental management at UNB were recently recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship in the province of Alberta.  Their work on the Centre-inspired Wet-Areas Mapping Initiative (WAM) was instrumental in helping the Alberta Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) win… Read More »

Dr. Nicholas Tracy’s book, A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy (McGill-Queens UP, 2012), has won this year’s John Lyman Book Award in Canadian naval and maritime history. Dr. Tracy is an adjunct professor in UNB’s department of history and an associate at the Gregg Centre for the Study of… Read More »

Honouring the memory of a beloved employee and classmate, the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE) and graduating law students at the University of New Brunswick have combined to establish the Dawn Muzzerall Prize in Contracts. Known for her intelligence, compassion, humour and drive, Dawn was scheduled to graduate with this year’s… Read More »

Of the six awards handed out at last week’s 2013 KIRA award ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Centre, UNB-affiliated Green Imaging Technologies Inc., IntroHive, and Inversa Systems were among those who took home hardware. The technology behind Green Imaging Technologies Inc., who won the award for Export-Products and Services, was developed by Dr. Bruce Balcolm… Read More »

UNB Saint John’s business co-op program held its annual “Celebration of Excellence”  award luncheon today at Grand Hall in Uptown Saint John. The co-op program integrates classroom studies with work experience by alternating academic semesters with four-month paid work semesters.  Students not only gain work experience and develop great business skills, but also have a… Read More »

Joel Violette, UNB student and former guitar player with Woods Of Ypres, won a Juno in the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category for the album Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light. Just before starting exams, Violette traveled to Regina, SK, to accept the award on behalf of the group.  Although Woods of… Read More »

Four student groups from UNB’s Renaissance College are in the running for a $50,000 prize for their public awareness campaigns about how charities ensure, improve and reflect the quality of life in Canada.    The contest, called Students (Verb) Charities is open to post-secondary students between the ages of 18-35 across Canada and is sponsored… Read More »

Bruce Broster, professor in UNB’s department of earth sciences, recently was awarded with the Loring W. Bailey Award that recognizes outstanding service or contribution to both the geoscience profession and the province of New Brunswick. First awarded in 2005, Dr. Broster is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award given by the Association of Professional Engineers… Read More »