Category archive for ‘Above & Beyond’ rss

UNBSJ nurses lend a hand in nicaragua (Comments Off on UNBSJ nurses lend a hand in nicaragua)

7/26/12 •

Eight third-year nursing students from the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) recently volunteered to provide healthcare assistance in Nicaragua.  When they embarked on their voyage they expected to learn about healthcare in the area, but what Continue reading

UNB enjoys banner year for fundraising (Comments Off on UNB enjoys banner year for fundraising)

7/23/12 •

With the support of its alumni, and friends, the University of New Brunswick raised the second largest sum in its history last year. Thanks to the contributions of 5000 alumni, UNB collected $25 million in 2011-12. “Beyond the gifts Continue reading

Shoes make a difference (Comments Off on Shoes make a difference)

7/09/12 •

According to Cinderella, a pair of shoes can make all the difference in the world. UNB students found a way to use two-inch stilettos to help make a difference to those fighting cystic fibrosis. UNB’s Student Continue reading

UNB Merit Awards for 2011-12 Announced (Comments Off on UNB Merit Awards for 2011-12 Announced)

5/08/12 •

The UNB Merit Awards recognize outstanding contributions to teaching, research and university service by members of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers.

Here to help (Comments Off on Here to help)

3/30/12 •

Imagine this: You are 19 and you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Finding your meds, your socks, let alone your notebooks, your textbooks, your cell phone, and your wallet is a struggle of epic proportions Continue reading

Giving back to the community (Comments Off on Giving back to the community)

1/20/12 •

Students and staff from the Saint John College helped spread the holiday spirit and gave back to the Saint John community through a recent fundraising campaign.

Poverty: a community solution (Comments Off on Poverty: a community solution)

1/18/12 •

Is it naïve to think that we can reduce poverty in our lifetime? After all, the cycle of poverty seems perpetual and relentless. I believe we can, in fact, tackle the underlying causes of poverty through Continue reading

Difference maker (Comments Off on Difference maker)

9/30/11 •

Ashley Carpenter is a difference maker.

A time to shine (Comments Off on A time to shine)

9/06/11 •

The first week of university can be a lot of fun for new students, but it’s also an opportunity to give something back.

Giving back (Comments Off on Giving back)

7/18/11 •

The audience at the UNB’s 182nd Encaenia was expecting Graham Farquharson to accept an honourary degree and give a speech during the graduation ceremony. What they didn’t expect was the $2 million donation that Farquharson made Continue reading

Truth and reconciliation (Comments Off on Truth and reconciliation)

5/30/11 •

Chief Wilton Littlechild summed up his lecture in two words: “think big.” Chief Littlechild presented a speech entitled “Truth and Reconciliation: What Does the Future Hold?”, the second of eleven in the Big Thinking Lecture Series, Continue reading

Academic Olympics (Comments Off on Academic Olympics)

5/30/11 •

Former Governor General Michëlle Jean praised Fredericton as being a great city of learning as she opened her Big Thinking discussion “To the Arts, Citizens!  Social Mediation Through the Arts” on Sunday. Her lecture, which she Continue reading

Big thinkers coming to New Brunswick (Comments Off on Big thinkers coming to New Brunswick)

5/24/11 •

New Brunswick is set to welcome more than 6,000 academic researchers to the biggest event ever held in Fredericton. The eight-day Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held May 28-June 4, 2011, will Continue reading

Countdown to Congress 2011 (Comments Off on Countdown to Congress 2011)

5/24/11 •

The countdown to one of the largest events ever held in the the City of Fredericton has begun. The 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – co-hosted by UNB and St. Thomas University from Continue reading

Volunteers crucial to success of Congress 2011 (Comments Off on Volunteers crucial to success of Congress 2011)

4/11/11 •

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to pull off the biggest event ever held in the City of Fredericton. The 80th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is being co-hosted by the University of New Brunswick Continue reading