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Chris Pelkey lending a helping hand beyond our Canadian Borders

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Posted: April 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The end of April is a time most university students look forward to with great anticipation. Exams are over, marks are in, and summer has almost begun. For Chris Pelkey, this summer brings with it more excitement than usual. Chris, a student assistant in the ITS repair shop, will be spending his summer working in Zambia through the Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellowship program. Engineers...

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Inside UNB - new look May 4

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Posted: April 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


 Inside UNB is getting a fresh look on Wednesday, May 4.  Click on the image for a sneak peek. What is changing? A new Key IT Service Status area will be added to easily see the status of UNB’s IT services.  A streamlined search allowing for faster searches and a cleaner look. A new, cleaner look for UNB Alerts and Cancellations.  Adding UNB News and Events to replace the two UNB news...

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myUNB Portal - one stop source with single sign-on

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Posted: April 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Make the myUNB Portal your first stop online. With single sign-on and everything in one spot, it’s easy to take a quick poll, find out if you have new email, new marks, LeaveOnline requests, FileDrop notifications, what’s happening on campus, if your class is cancelled, or get quick access to Blackboard, Library resources, eServices and more. The myUNB Development Team is always busy working...

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Thank you ITS Students

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Posted: April 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


From the Help Desk to the network group, students play an important role at ITS. A sincere thank you to the following students whose work terms at ITS are finished at the end of this month: Salman Aktar (Help Desk) Jean Claude Campeau (Imaging) Tony Cook (Procurement) Shantanu Datta  (Help Desk) Marc Gesselin-Lavigne (Computing Support  Group) Alex Harvey (Help Desk) Stacey Murray (Help...

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The ITS Help Desk is Moving

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Posted: April 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On April 29, the ITS Help Desk is permanently closing the Head Hall location and will be working solely out of the Harriet Irving Library (HIL) – Learning Commons. By focusing our efforts and resources, we will be able to provide the entire university community with a convenient location and improved consultation area. Located in the centre office next to the HIL – Learning Commons, the new...

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Creating a greener UNB one recycled computer at a time

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Posted: April 20, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Every year, individuals and community groups from around the world join together on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. The purpose? To show commitment and dedication to protecting the environment and creating a greener planet.  From planting gardens to eliminating the use of pesticides and toxic cleaning products, over one billion participants take part in various Earth Day activities each...

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Easter Eggs Colourful Fun and hiding on your favourite DVD

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Posted: April 20, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Everyone loves hunting for brightly coloured candy eggs at Easter, right? Well the fun of searching for Easter eggs doesn’t have to end as soon as Easter weekend is over. Virtual Easter eggs may not be made of chocolate or left for you by the Easter bunny, but they can be just as entertaining to find. In the tech sense, an Easter egg is a hidden message or feature that has been placed...

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Know when your Final Grades are available

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Posted: April 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Just in time for the end of term. The myUNB Development Team has used the results from the recent myUNB poll to complete the latest new feature in the myUNB Portal – Final Grade Notifications. Log in to the myUNB Portal and check the My Notifications widget to be notified when you have a new grade. The notification will be: Your (course) grade is available. Click on the notification and be...

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5 Odd Questions with Cyril Tobin

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Posted: April 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name: Cyril Tobin What do you do at ITS? My job at ITS is different every day from splicing fiber-optic cable to fixing network drops for the end user. Also replacing network equipment and UPS to name a few things. 1) What was your favourite TV show growing up? Hockey Night in Canada2) If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you and why? Brad...

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October Anniversaries

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Posted: April 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


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Peter Jacobs Receives UNB Distinguished Service Award

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Posted: April 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Peter was one of six individuals to receive a UNB Distinguished Service Award on the Fredericton campus last Friday. Below is the citation read by Terry Nikkel during the ceremony.  Congratulations Peter and to all UNB award recipients! Citation – Mr. Peter Jacobs In a career spanning almost 30 years, Peter Jacobs has done more than almost any other individual to provide this university with...

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Celebrating our Staff - April

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Posted: April 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating April anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. John Mercer - 33 yearsMichael Jewett - 11 yearsAllen Galloway - 5 years  Thank you for all your hard work!

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Grades in the myUNB Portal Coming Soon

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Posted: April 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project


Students are hard at work prepping for final exams to get the grades they want.  Well, ITS is hard at work making it easier for students to know when their final course grades are available. Right now, ITS has a poll in the myUNB Portal to learn how you want your grade notifications displayed. In a few days, we will use this poll to help determine how the new grade feature will work. Make sure...

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It s not the size of the dog in the fight it s the size of the fight in the dog

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Posted: April 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


At 5’3” tall and 126 lbs, Tracy Allen may be small, but what she lacks in size she definitely makes up for in strength and determination. Last week, some of Canada’s strongest men and women gathered in Prince Edward Island to demonstrate their abilities at the 2011 Canadian Powerlifting Championships. Tracy, who is the Assistant Director of the Project Management Office at ITS, was among...

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