Michael MacSween, Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president for major projects is the next speaker in UNB’s Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. MacSween will present his talk, entitled “Working Together: Creating a Shared Energy Future,” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, at UNB Fredericton.  He… Read More »

A team of four chemical engineering students from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has claimed first place in the 2013 SNC-Lavalin Undergraduate Plant Design Competition held by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Each year, chemical engineering departments from across Canada are invited to submit their top capstone design project to the… 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 »

Two hundred and twenty-six students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2012-13. Dean Ruth Shaw announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A-… Read More »

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 »

To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New… Read More »

Three-time University of New Brunswick graduate, Levi Hargrove and his colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago unveiled the latest prototype in their development of the world’s first bionic leg this week. Their groundbreaking results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. Hargrove and his research team made headlines last year… Read More »

Three hundred and twenty-one students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2012-13. The dean of engineering, David Coleman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for… Read More »

Incoming engineering and science students were able to get a glimpse of their future-selves last week at this summer’s first round of UNBetween camps. UNBetween is an innovative transition-to-university camp that allows students out of high school to experience campus life and the demands of academia. The program simulates the fifth week of a student’s… Read More »

It may be summer session on university campuses, but students from grades 1 & 2 descended upon the UNB Fredericton campus today.  For the next 10 days, these eco heroes will learn about the atmosphere and pollution, and find ways to make the earth a cleaner place. Eco Heroes, which runs from July 2-12, is… Read More »

A PhD student in the department of geodesy and geomatics has designed a robot that can navigate corridors and perform tasks on command.  While designing robots is a feat on its own, most of Hui Tang’s research has been focused on developing the code and algorithms that the indoor robot (which she calls, iBot) relies… 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 »

The KIRA Organizing Committee recently announced the 2013 KIRA finalists and among the list of 18 individuals or groups recognized, seven are UNB-affiliated. UNB finalists who made the list are administrators being recognized for their contribution to the knowledge industry, students who took advantage of UNB’s entrepreneurial programs to launch their own start-ups, and researchers… Read More »

UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and J.Herbert Smith Centre are co-organizing New Brunswick’s first East Coast Startup Week alongside PropelICT/Launch 36, User Events, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and Startup Kitchen. Taking place March 20-24, the East Coast Startup Week allows early-stage entrepreneurs the chance to connect with successful entrepreneurs and innovators and solicit advice from… Read More »

UNB is pleased to announce that Dr. Attila Komjathy, a principal investigator and senior member of the technical staff at California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been appointed an adjunct professor in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at UNB Fredericton. Dr. Komjathy is a world-leading expert on geoscience… Read More »