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 »

Deborah Lyons (BA’71) has been appointed Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ms. Lyons has been serving as the deputy head of mission at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. since September 2010.  She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1999 where she held various positions, such as director,… Read More »

A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Department of Health to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses. Dr. Scott Ronis, an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology is joined by investigators… Read More »

The Government of Canada recently announced that three research projects at the University of New Brunswick will be awarded a total of $5.9 million. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) will assist the university to carry out three projects: develop hardware, software and MRI measurement tools to help detect and extract… Read More »

Rodney Weston, MP for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced funding from the Government of Canada to help support the purchase of specialized occupational medicine equipment by the new Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) biomedical research laboratory, on the… Read More »

Poverty and inequality, tax and fiscal issues, health outcomes, and integration of immigrants are among some of the issues researchers from across the country will discuss during the Evidence-Based Policy Formation and Evaluation Conference being held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. A crucial component of effective policymaking is that… Read More »

If Canada’s history suggests that it is one of the most peaceful, well ordered, uneventful countries in a troubled world, then why have Canadian governments been so fearful of enemies within? That’s the question that the University of New Brunswick’s Greg Kealey will answer at the upcoming Ideas That Matter lecture on Sept. 26. “Since… Read More »