Commentary: Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement  Constantine Passaris Canada has always had a soft spot for refugees. Refugee movements have shaped Canada’s history, empowered its economy, defined its social fabric and influenced its political direction. It all started with the arrival of the Loyalists to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783 seeking a… Read More »

Approximately15 University of New Brunswick fourth-year economics students took part in a Google Hangout with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau yesterday to discuss their priorities in this year’s upcoming federal budget. UNB was among eight universities across the country to participate in the Google Hangout where several university students posed questions to Minister Morneau about… Read More »

Dr. Michael Haan, Canada research chair in population and social policy at the University of New Brunswick, says that New Brunswick should look at its rapidly aging population as an opportunity, not a problem. Haan was interviewed by Chris Morris of the Telegraph Journal following a recent Statistics Canada report that NB’s population is greying… Read More »

Economist Weiqiu Yu joined a team of experts in Moncton, N.B. last week in a pre-budgetary consultation held my Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson. Dr. Yu, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s economics department in Fredericton was one of two academics invited to the policy discussion. You can read Adam Huras’ story… Read More »

The Honourable Consul General for Cyprus, Mr. Iacovos Giragosian, will give a presentation at UNB Fredericton on Monday evening on “The role of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean.”   Date: Monday, November 4Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Reception will follow)Place: Alumni Memorial Building | UNB Fredericton Mr. Giragosian will provide a brief survey of the political, cultural and economic history… Read More »

A delegation from Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE) was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) last week to launch a partnership with UNB’s department of economics. Officials from SDUFE were welcomed by UNB President and Vice Chancellor Eddy Campbell; Mr. David Hinton, registrar on the UNB Fredericton campus; and Dr. Weiqiu Yu,… Read More »

Effective today, Dr. Fazley Siddiq has joined the UNB family as professor of Economics and Finance, and the new Dean of Business for the Saint John campus. Dr. Siddiq comes to UNB Saint John from Dalhousie University and brings an outstanding record of teaching, research and leadership experience.  “In addition to advancing learning and discovery… Read More »

Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry, will shed light on the global sustainability movement as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Boundlessly optimistic about the future and refreshingly pragmatic about the path that leads us there, Turner will present his… Read More »

Dr. Marc Duhamel, Vaughan chair in regional economics and director of the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick’s department of economics, shared his ideas on regional economic development with federal, provincial and territorial ministers last week at the 18th Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie. John Chilibeck of the Times & Transcript,… Read More »

More than four billion people in the world currently live on an income of less than two dollars a day. This and the desire to lift poor people up the economic ladder has inspired Dr. Basu Sharma, a business professor at the University of New Brunswick, to spend a significant part of his career researching… Read More »

Despite the fact that AV Nackawic was the first prehydrolysis Kraft mill conversion in Canada, it still struggled with a lack of resources due to the current economic downturn.  The rapidly rising cost of power has increased the importance of energy efficiency in pulp mills, and for this reason, AV Nackawic reached out to the… Read More »

As part of the annual Hynes Memorial Lecture series, David Schindler, Kilam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta; and founder of the Experimental Lakes Area, will come to UNB to talk about the oil sands. Two lectures will be presented in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute on Nov. 15 and 16: The Oil… Read More »

Even though China and Saint John are located at opposite ends of the world, the similarities between students are much closer to home.  Rob Moir, an economics professor at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, is able to apply his own learnings from his recent time there to his classroom in Saint John. Great… Read More »