Lifelong Learning @ UNB
UNB College of Extended Learning

Continuing education units can empower learners to achieve their goals

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 30, 2024 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Online Learning , Professional Development , Our Stories , News and Events



In today's rapidly evolving world, knowledge is power. Adult learners, fuelled by a desire for self-improvement, career advancement, or simply a thirst for knowledge, are increasingly seeking opportunities to continue their education. Post-secondary continuing education units, like the College of Extended Learning (CEL) in Fredericton, are well-positioned to empower learners to achieve their goals.CEL is the lifelong learning outreach arm of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It brings...

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Unlock Your Future: Get Your Degree

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 4, 2024 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Online Learning , Professional Development , Degree Credit , Our Stories



Are you an adult learner ready to take the plunge back into academia 🎓 only to find yourself hitting a roadblock because you lack some of the necessary admission requirements? Don't worry – you're not alone, and there's light at the end of the tunnel. In this article, we're exploring practical strategies and solutions to help you bridge those gaps and get into your academic program. So, grab a cup of drink or snack, sit back, and let's embark on this journey...

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Tailored Approaches to Learning and Studying

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: March 14, 2024 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Stories , Behavioural Intervention and Autism , Occupational Health and Safety , Degree Credit , Professional Development , Online Learning



When it comes to learning & studying, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. We all think and process information in different ways. To make sure everyone succeeds, we need to focus on tailored approaches to education. Here are some useful tips and strategies we've gathered to help you. It's about time. "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!" - White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland There's something called "The Planning...

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Study Tips You Can Actually Use

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: March 6, 2024 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Stories , Online Learning , Professional Development , Behavioural Intervention and Autism , Degree Credit



Studying is a learned skill. Studying doesn't come naturally for many people and most school systems in Canada don't have the time or resources to give kids and teens proper study skills. The good news is that skills can be improved with practice and dedication. Go beyond reading Sitting and re-reading notes and textbooks is not the same as actively engaging with the materials. It doesn't help you retain the information in the long term. Ways to engage in active studying: Test yourself...

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Picture yourself getting ahead—in school, in life, and in your career

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 22, 2024 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: Online Learning , Design Works Camps , Professional Development , English Language Programme , Degree Credit , News and Events , Leisure Learning


UNB's summer schedule is here This summer, take advantage of everything we have to offer. Take an online or in-person credit course (and get your degree faster) This summer term, we offer a wide selection of term-based credit courses that can be taken as an elective or core course for degree completion. Open entry online courses are open year-round to UNB/STU undergraduate and graduate students, adult learners, students studying at other post-secondary institutions, and prospective...

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Psychologically Safe Workplaces Keep Their Employees

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 12, 2024 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Online Learning , Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , News and Events , Behavioural Intervention and Autism



When it comes to measuring employee retention, attrition and turnover are two of the most essential metrics to monitor. A low attrition rate signals a healthy company. Fewer employees are leaving voluntarily, keeping morale higher and preserving institutional knowledge. A high attrition rate, however, can be a warning sign that problems are driving your staff away. According to experts, healthy organizations have an attrition rate of 10% or less. According to a recent report by the Boston...

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Introduction to UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials

Dr. Bill Howatt

Posted: January 22, 2024 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Online Learning



UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials: A core competency-driven program designed to close leadership gaps. Great leaders are not born; they become great through experience, learning and humility. At the University of New Brunswick (UNB), we created the Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) as a flexible program that employers and leaders can leverage to develop personalized learning plans that match their development needs. This senate-approved, professional development leadership...

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Championing Safety: One Woman's Inspirational Career Change After Personal Loss

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: January 16, 2024 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: Professional Development , Our Stories , Occupational Health and Safety



Nuala Reilly is a role model for anyone interested in the Health and Safety field. She spent most of her working adult life in industries that helped people who had suffered a significant loss in life. She worked for Employment Ontario, assisting people who had experienced job loss. When she moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, she spent several years working for an insolvency trustee company, working with people experiencing financial difficulties before spending a few years working in a...

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Spotlight: Glyn Jones—instructor, workplace safety expert, and webinar host

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: January 8, 2024 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , Online Learning , News and Events


Mr. Jones has over thirty-five years of experience working as a consulting Occupational Health and Safety specialist. He has completed work in heavy industry, manufacturing, the commercial buildings industry, institutional settings, and for all levels of government in Canada and overseas. He has extensive experience having taught occupational health and safety at the post-secondary level at numerous institutions across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick...

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Reach your learning goals this year with an online course from UNB.

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: January 4, 2024 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , Degree Credit , News and Events , Online Learning



Wondering how to balance work, life, and the pursuit of your education? An online course or program may be the solution you’re looking for to achieve your goals in 2024. UNB offers flexible and convenient options for busy individuals like you. With self-paced courses and the ability to study from anywhere, you can continue your education without sacrificing your other commitments. No matter where you are in your learning journey, UNB has something for everyone. Don't let time...

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Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: December 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , News and Events



As part of his online newsletter series, Exploring Workplace Mental Health, Dr. William A. Howatt (Ph. D, Ed. D) recently wrote an article called Cultivating a Culture of Psychological Safety. The article discusses how employers can work toward becoming psychologically safe leaders and create safe spaces for employees to improve their mental well-being. Dr. Howatt has worked with some of the largest companies in Canada, federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, and Fortune 500 companies on...

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Introducing Data Matters: Your Guide to Working with Administrative Data

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: December 4, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , Online Learning , News and Events



We are thrilled to announce the launch of Data Matters, a four-module introduction to administrative data developed by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT). Whether you're a student looking to use administrative data in your research, or you're a seasoned professional who wants to use data to inform your workplace decisions and policies, this course is designed to cover the basics of what administrative data is and what it can do for you. Dive into modules...

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Find us at the NBCDA conference!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 21, 2023 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , News and Events , Online Learning



We're proud to announce that a few of our talented professional development team members will be attending the 2023 NB Career Development Association (NBCDA) conference next week. It's shaping up to be a great event so if you want to participate, you can purchase tickets online. Our team will have a table set up and be ready to answer your questions about everything UNB CEL can offer professionals of all ages and stages. The conference theme is "Making Connections" and we've been told there...

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Championing Safety: One Woman's Inspirational Career Change After Personal Loss

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 14, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , Our Stories , Online Learning



Nuala Reilly is a role model for anyone interested in the Health and Safety field. She spent most of her working adult life in industries that helped people who had suffered a significant loss in life. She worked for Employment Ontario, assisting people who had experienced job loss. When she moved to Saint John, New Brunswick, she spent several years working for an insolvency trustee company, working with people experiencing financial difficulties before spending a few years working in a...

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Exciting news! The Winter 2024 Schedule is now available online!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 13, 2023 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Online Learning , Degree Credit



Whether you're working on your degree or looking to sharpen your professional skills, the UNB College of Extended Learning has a wide range of options for you to explore in the winter 2024 schedule. Work on your degree It's never too late to continue your education! Choose from term based online courses, open entry online courses, or in-person classes. Have you been away from school for a while? The Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree completion program might be exactly what you need. This...

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Shifting the Employee Experience: A Podcast with Dr. Bill Howatt

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 23, 2023 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development , Online Learning , Occupational Health and Safety , News and Events


We are excited to announce a special series of podcasts in partnership with The Boiling Point and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services. In the series, Dave Veale co-hosts with Dr. Bill Howatt, an instructor in our Pathway to Coping and Mental Fitness Practice programs. Episode one Effectively leading positive impacts on psychological safety in the workplace In the first episode of this series, you'll learn why we feel the topic of Shifting the Employee Experience is such a meaningful...

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Advancing Workplace Safety Through UNB's Online OHS Programs

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 6, 2023 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Online Learning , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety


In today's competitive business landscape, profit margins and operational efficiencies often define success. However, at the heart of many leading organizations' success is their dedication to employee well-being, notably, through occupational health and safety (OHS). Are you, as a business leader, prioritizing its significance?  Safety should be paramount for all businesses. Workplace incidents not only harm employees but also bring financial and reputational damage to the...

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UNB recognized as a leader in Occupational Health and Safety education in Canada

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 5, 2023 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , Online Learning



We are thrilled to announce that UNB has once again been recognized as one of the top three educational institutions in Canada for our Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs! For the third time in four years, the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine have given UNB their vote, showcasing our commitment to providing exceptional OHS education. Why is this award so important to us? This recognition holds special significance as it comes directly from the safety community...

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UNB's Let's Talk Safety webinar series returns for the 2023-2024 season

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: September 29, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , News and Events , Professional Development , Online Learning



UNB’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) instructors are active professional consultants and practitioners from across Canada who are invested in the advancement of the OHS profession. Specializing in various areas of discipline, these safety experts will share their knowledge and expertise with you, free of charge, in this season’s series of Let’s Talk Safety webinars. We’re thrilled to welcome both new and familiar faces to our lineup of presenters! Why sign...

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From Security Systems to Coding: How the UNB Boot Camp Helped Stephen Brown Jumpstart his Tech Career

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: September 6, 2023 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development , Online Learning , Our Stories



Boot camps have become popular for individuals who want to enter the tech industry because they provide an intensive and focused learning experience that participants can complete relatively quickly. Stephen Brown is one of those individuals. After an 11-year career working for a security systems company in Calgary, he wanted to move back to New Brunswick to be closer to family. He wanted to find a career in a field that would allow him the freedom to work where he wanted to live. Stephen...

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Adding a certificate to your degree program can help boost your resume

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: August 24, 2023 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: Degree Credit , Online Learning , Professional Development , Behavioural Intervention and Autism



Adding a certificate to your degree program can provide you with numerous advantages in the job market. UNB offers a range of specialized certificate programs that can be completed alongside your degree, allowing you to enhance your skills, increase employability, gain specific expertise, and save time and money. Benefits of adding a certificate to your program: Enhance your skills Adding a certificate program alongside a degree allows you to develop a specialized skill set in a specific...

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Student Pursues Passion for Computer Programming with UNB Coding Boot Camp

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: July 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Online Learning , Our Stories , Professional Development



Gabe Morris, a native of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, found his passion in computer programming after working as an electrical technician. He knew he wanted to change his career and started taking online courses to learn programming. The one challenge he faced was showcasing his skills to potential employers, so, to step up his game, Gabe decided to enrol in the UNB Coding Boot Camp. “I wanted to have something to put on my resume that had a bit more weight, something to show I have done...

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UNB Coding Boot Camp helps solve the IT worker shortage in Atlantic Canada

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: July 5, 2023 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Professional Development , Our Stories , Online Learning



With the rapid growth of the tech industry in recent years, many employers in Atlantic Canada are finding it challenging to find qualified IT workers. The UNB Coding Boot Camp can help.  The UNB Coding Boot Camp offers intensive training in specific IT skills, preparing students for in-demand roles such as software, web, full-stack, and back-end developers. Because boot camps are focused and often shorter than traditional degree programs, students can quickly acquire the skills necessary...

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UNB's online psychologically safe leadership program benefits workplaces

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: June 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Online Learning , Professional Development , News and Events



Leadership has never been easy, but it’s also never been harder than in these distracting and disrupting times. UNB's Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership (CPSL) can help.  The CPSL is a three-course program that focuses on proactive prevention rather than reactive, equipping leaders with skills and insights needed to identify mental risks and reduce mental harms in the workplace. The program is: Designed to meet the needs of managers in any industry Accessible from...

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Evolve the safety culture of your organization

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 12, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety



It's safe to say that everyone in workplace safety has the same goal: to reduce risks and incidents, and, in turn, lower associated costs and human suffering. Many organizations have officially announced this goal with catchphrases such as "zero harm" or the "journey to zero". But what does that look like for those who work in an organization with this goal? Operations and safety teams are already tasked with so many jobs, and now they have to manage and advance a safety culture. How are they...

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Safety Culture 101

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 5, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , News and Events



What is safety culture? Safety culture is part of an organization's overall culture. It is a shared collection of attitudes, values, standards, and beliefs about safety and risk in the workplace. It is important for safety and environmental improvement. An organization's culture can be made up of negative and positive characteristics: Negative characteristics are a threat to a strong safety culture and often end up contributing to an increased likelihood of a major accident. Companies...

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Learn more about one of Canada's top mental health experts, and UNB instructor, Dr. Bill Howatt

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: March 15, 2023 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety



Dr. William A. Howatt (PhD, EdD) has worked with some of the largest companies in Canada, federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, and Fortune 500 companies on Wall Street. Bringing together over two decades of applied behavioural science and leadership, and a wide range of client experiences, Dr. Howatt provides executive coaching and leadership development to organizations around the world, including executives in federal and provincial government, the finance sector, health care, and...

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Meet Glyn Jones—Webinar host, Instructor, and Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 13, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , News and Events



Who is Glyn Jones? Glyn has over 30 years of experience working as a consulting Occupational Health and Safety specialist. He has completed work in heavy industry, manufacturing, the commercial buildings industry, institutional settings and for all levels of government in Canada and overseas. He has developed particular expertise in: Program development and auditing;  Regulatory interpretation and compliance;  Hazardous materials assessment, handling and abatement...

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Upcoming free webinar—Secure your seat now!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 8, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , News and Events , Professional Development



Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Date/Time: Feb. 15, 2023 @ 2 p.m. (Atlantic) / 1 p.m. (Eastern) Presenter: Glyn Jones, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, CIH, CRSPCost: Free At some point in the past two years, we've all feared the unknown. At times, maybe we even feared each other. But the past few years have also taught us how to be more human, how to be supportive of each other, and how to use the lessons we've learned during the pandemic to improve our day-to-day lives. For Glyn...

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Risk Communication—what is it and why does it matter?

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 1, 2023 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety



What is risk communication? Risk communication is fundamental to workplace safety. It is the exchange of information and advice between safety officials and people who face hazards in the workplace. According to Glyn Jones, a consulting occupational health and safety professional and the host of UNB's upcoming webinar, Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic, risk communication leads us through a process where we examine the facts, identify the stakeholders, speak with the...

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Is continuing your education on your mind?

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: January 31, 2023 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development



UNB’s College of Extended Learning is your home for professional development. We offer the training you need to: increase your skills/knowledge to be better qualified gain a competitive edge maximize your earning potential boost your confidence grow personally and professional keep your mind active Learn more about: Non-credit courses and programs Credit courses and programs  Continue your education with confidence at UNB!

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Time is running out to register for the CCNB/UNB Autism Intervention Training Program!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: January 9, 2023 9:15:00 AM AST

Category: Online Learning , Professional Development , News and Events , Behavioural Intervention and Autism



The deadline to apply to the CCNB/UNB Autism Intervention Training Program (AITP) is January 20, 2023. With the AITP, you will be able to make informed decisions and nurture respectful collaborative relationships for the benefit of those with ASD. “New Brunswick leads the country in the way we serve people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The CCNB/UNB Autism Intervention Training Program contributes to the province’s success in making a difference in people’s...

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Winter is cold, but you don't have to be! Try an online course from UNB!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , Online Learning , News and Events , Degree Credit



The UNB College of Extended Learning has something for everyone this winter and you can do it all online from the comfort of home. Earn academic credit Study full-time, part-time or take one course at a time while working towards a degree or certificate. Term based online credit courses Open entry online credit courses Specialized programs Bachelor of Integrated Studies  Boost your job skills Certificate programs and courses can help you learn relevant and practical skills that you...

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The importance of reducing risk in the workplace

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , News and Events


By now, you may or may not have heard that we're offering a free webinar on Nov. 23, 2022, hosted by safety expert Darrel Nickerson. This webinar will discuss using investigations to reduce risk in the workplace in order to improve risk management systems and programs. What is risk management and why is it important? Video transcript: Risk management is an important element of any safety management system. It helps us understand, what hazards do we have in our workplaces, how those hazards...

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Get ready to talk safety!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety , News and Events



Join us on Nov. 23, 2022, for a new webinar titled "Today's Workplace: Using Investigations to reduce risk". You will hear from industry expert Darrel Nickerson on ways to reduce risks in the workplace. By investigating actual and near events causing injury, you can learn how to reduce future risks. Seats are filling up fast—register now! You can also explore and bookmark the webpage(s) for all upcoming webinars: Feb. 15, 2023 - Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from the...

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The Winter 2023 Schedule is available online now!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: Degree Credit , News and Events , Professional Development



Browse the UNB College of Extended Learning's winter schedule to explore your options. Working on your degree? Enrol in a term based online course, register for an open entry online course, or sign up for in-person classes! Has it been a while since you started your degree? Explore the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree completion program! Sharpening your professional skills? Choose from a variety of programs and workshops that are designed to work around your busy schedule. Explore...

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If you work with students who are on the autism spectrum, this program is for you.

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 21, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Behavioural Intervention and Autism , Professional Development



Key facts about autism*   Did you know? Autism – also referred to as autism spectrum disorder ̶ constitutes a diverse group of conditions related to development of the brain. About one in 100 children has autism. Characteristics may be detected in early childhood, but autism is often not diagnosed until much later. The abilities and needs of autistic people vary and can evolve over time. While some people with autism can live independently, others have severe disabilities...

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Upcoming Workplace Safety Webinar

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 12, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , Online Learning , News and Events



Safety 2.0: Managing Workplace Safety After the Pandemic The pandemic created a lot of hardship, heartache, loss, and suffering. Employees were laid off, and furloughed. In many companies, workplace safety went into suspended animation. But companies are starting to work toward getting things back to "normal". The big reboot is on, and this is especially true of safety programs. As part of the post-COVID safety renaissance or reboot, we need to be reminded of the basics. As part of UNB's...

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UNB’s popular Let’s Talk Safety webinar series is back!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: October 6, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: News and Events , Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development , Online Learning



We're excited to announce that our popular "Let's Talk Safety" webinar series is back for another year. In 2021, due to market demand, we created a series of free webinars for anyone with an interest in safety. The series became more popular than we could have imagined, with many of the webinars filling up far in advance. Because of this, we decided to do it all again! We've got more webinars, more industry experts, and more topics we think you'll love. To stay in the loop, join our...

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This fall, choose from UNB's online, on-demand, and on-campus courses.

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: August 31, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Degree Credit , Music , Professional Development , News and Events , Leisure Learning , UNB Art Centre



Explore your options in the fall schedule, including: Credit courses and programs Open entry online courses – Register anytime Term based courses – Online and on-campus classes start Sept. 7 Certificate in Adult Education Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis Bachelor of Integrated Studies Explore all course listings and specialized programs Non-credit courses and programs Human Resources Management & Leadership Occupational Health & Safety Project Management Marketing &...

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UNB recognized for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) training programs

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: August 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety , Online Learning



We are thrilled to announce we are the proud recipient of a 2022 Readers' Choice award! Thanks to the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine, we've once again been voted one of the top three Educational Institutions in Canada for OHS training. Why is this award so important to us? COS readers are our customers and our peers—safety professionals who come from a variety of industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and energy. UNB is a leader in online...

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Now accepting applications: The UNB Coding Boot Camp

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: August 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Online Learning



It’s never been clearer: New Brunswick is leading the way in tech innovation. That’s why we are proud to announce the first university-affiliated boot camp in Atlantic Canada: the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Coding Boot Camp. This part-time program equips you with the skills you need to become a full stack web developer, such as: Browser-based technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery) Databases (MySQL, MongoDB) Server-side development (Express.js, React.js and...

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Discover how continuing your education can help your career

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: August 3, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events , Professional Development



Today’s workplace is in a state of constant change. What can you do today to keep up with tomorrow’s changes? The answer is lifelong learning. Continuously gaining new job skills is key if you want to meet the demands of the ever-changing workplace. There are a few different ways you can go about it: Upskilling - Learning additional skills Reskilling - Learning new skills New Skilling – Constantly learning to help develop high-demand skills Interested in advancing in your...

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Looking for professional development opportunities this summer?

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: May 19, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development


Choose from Management and Leadership, Health and Wellness, Human Resources and more! Browse our summer schedule for a list of online courses, programs and workshops.

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Becoming a supervisor is a major change in your career

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: May 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development , News and Events



Are you ready? If you're new to a leadership role or will soon transition to a position of authority, we can help. UNB's Transition to Supervision seminar will equip you with the skills, strategies, and techniques you need to navigate the challenges and new responsibilities you may encounter as you take on your new position. Date: June 8 & 9, 2022Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Location: Wu Centre, UNBF campus (in-person) In this seminar, you will: Explore the importance of effective...

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At the UNB College of Extended Learning, you CAN have it all!

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 12, 2022 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: News and Events , Online Learning , Degree Credit , Our Stories , Professional Development



Gone are the days when continuing your education meant compromising your other priorities. Whether you want to complete your degree, gain certification, or learn a new skill, our suite of online courses and programs makes it possible. We provide:• Relevant and rigorous content• Flexible and accessible learning• Options for all budgets• Easy admission• Prior learning assessment• Degree credit courses and programs• Non-credit career and professional...

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Project Management is an in-demand skill.

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 12, 2022 2:27:00 PM ADT

Category: Professional Development , News and Events



Advance your career with industry-leading training. UNB’s Project Management Essentials (PME) program covers the key elements that leaders and team members working on projects need to know in order to be successful. The online PME is: • Easily accessible• Six virtual sessions (mornings)• Facilitated live by experienced Project Management Professional, Janice Petley• Designed to provide tools, techniques and terminology of formal project management •...

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Want a career that is in demand?

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: April 11, 2022 3:37:00 PM ADT

Category: News and Events , Behavioural Intervention and Autism , Professional Development


Skilled professionals who provide ABA services are highly sought after by employers. UNB’s Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) can help meet the demand. This comprehensive, hands-on program is: Flexible. Courses are offered on-campus and online to accommodate different schedules. Online courses are self-paced to meet the needs of all learners. High-quality. Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA®s) with a diverse range of clinical and research expertise develop...

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Upcoming Webinar: Fatigue in These Novel Times

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: March 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development , Occupational Health and Safety


Mark your calendars! Fatigue in These Novel TimesApril 21, 2022 | 2pm Atlantic (1pm Standard) This webinar is part of our "Let's Talk Safety" video series. In this free online presentation, you will learn about the physiology of sleep and how to recognize the barriers faced when trying to get enough of it. We will dispel some common myths about sleep, learn little known facts, and discover many useful and practical strategies that can be used to better manage stress and fatigue. By the end of...

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Upcoming Webinar: Serious Injuries and Fatalities

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: March 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Occupational Health and Safety , Professional Development


Mark your calendars! Serious Injuries & Fatalities: Why We Need to Move Safety from Reactive to Risk-BasedMarch 23, 2022 | 2pm Atlantic (1pm Standard) This webinar is part of our "Let's Talk Safety" video series. This free online webinar will give an overview of what serious injuries and fatalities are, how we identify the high-risk activities that can lead to them, and what controls are needed to be put in place to achieve the goal of eliminating serious injuries and fatalities. Learn more...

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New IT skills development partnership to address region’s tech labour shortage

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: February 10, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Professional Development



The University of New Brunswick is committed to strengthening the region's workforce and announced today an exciting new partnership with the McKenna Institute and TechImpact to address the tech industry labour shortage. The innovative partnership brings together a post-secondary institution, an IT industry group and a digital transformation powerhouse to meet the needs of Atlantic Canadian businesses by delivering high-quality, online digital skills training programs in a "bootcamp style...

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A Strong Brand can Build Your Influence

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: May 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development


Safety practitioners need to consciously build their brand to gain sufficient non-hierarchical influence to drive change. Building a brand takes time, and establishing credibility with a growing audience requires real effort and focus. You will need to be seen as a savvy collaborator and it works like this: Collaborators get the opportunity to build their brand; people with strong brands have influence; influential people have power; and power is required to drive transformational...

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Leaders are Great Networkers

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: May 14, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Professional Development


You're attending a CSSE conference or one of your local provincial conferences. It's Day 1 of the event and you're standing next to the registration desk. Given there will likely be 500+ people attending, how many people would you know or would know you? If the answer is not 100+, you have got some work to do on your network! In today's organizations, networking is essential to effective leadership. Leaders who are skilled networkers have access to people, information, and resources needed...

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Volunteering Helps Develop Critical Leadership Skills

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:10:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development


The power of volunteering has been known and well documented over the millennia. Most of the great leaders in history "cut their teeth" in volunteer roles before going on to greatness. Research now shows that volunteerism is associated with some other surprising benefits. Gordon Hinckle, a lifelong volunteer and American religious leader is quoted as saying this about volunteerism: "One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who...

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Leaders Must Accept Failure on the Road to Success

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: April 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development


"Failure is not an option" is a quotable quote attributed to Gene Krantz, the Flight Director and Manager who is credited with securing the safe return of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. Although historians argue whether Kranz actually spoke those words, they are forever linked to the idea of his necessary strong leadership and resolve that brought that crew home. I suppose in the world of NASA, failure can never be the plan but history has taught us that leaders do fail, but when they fail,...

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The Leader as a Storyteller

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: March 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Professional Development


As a child, I loved the bedtime routine, which culminated with a bedtime story. My favorite was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I think fondly of those times and as I continue to explore what I think it means to be a leader, I can see that my parents were in fact displaying one of the hallmark qualities of a powerful leader - their ability to tell a story. You can see that it didn't even need to be their story but rather the leadership quality was their ability to tell the story...

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The Practice of Leadership - Know Thyself

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: March 11, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development


A group of seasoned safety practitioners, if asked, would all agree on what we could all do to further develop our leadership capacity. Professional development should not just include the hard skills development but also the soft skills development like leadership. Recognizing that developing our leadership skills may not lead directly to a bigger pay cheque or career advancement, there remains general agreement that this form of self-development is necessary. Safety practitioners would...

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Leadership Development – An Outline of a Blueprint

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: February 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development


We need more safety leaders. A safety leader is someone who influences good decisions and positive behaviour. Safety leadership skills can be developed. We all need access to strong and formalized safety leadership development. This is the leadership imperative. Accepting the leadership imperative that we need a mechanism, process and curriculum to help organizations develop good safety leaders, the obvious question is, how do we do it? I think everyone wishes there was an "easy button" for...

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The Leadership Imperative – Why Safety Practitioners Need Formalized Leadership

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: February 4, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development


The leadership imperative in front of us today is to develop a mechanism, process and curriculum to help organizations develop good safety leaders. The leadership imperative, as I see it, is driven by the reality that in the last decade the occupational fatality rate is not falling. This plain fact above all creates the imperative that we need to do something different. In spite of the huge increase in the number of safety professionals in Canadian workplaces and the massive resources applied...

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Becoming a better writer can advance your career

Glyn Jones, CRSP

Posted: January 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development


It may surprise many safety professionals but one of the simplest things you can do to advance your career is to become a better writer. Being a good writer requires you to master two competencies; the first is the ability to understand the technical language of safety; the second is being able to express that knowledge in a clear, concise and coherent manner. We all know safety is both an art and a science. It is in fact one of the more multi-disciplinary areas of study for any professional...

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UNB Voted #1 by OHS Professionals

UNB College of Extended Learning

Posted: November 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: Professional Development , News and Events



Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine recently announced the winners of the fifth annual Readers' Choice Awards, and UNB topped the list as the preferred educational institution for Occupational Health and Safety professionals. Of over 20,000 votes cast, readers of COS voted UNB number one out of 45 other schools. These awards shine a light on the occupational health and safety vendors and suppliers that are preferred by their loyal and knowledgeable readers. The award was announced in...

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