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October 22-26 Oral Examinations

kyle

Posted: October 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Upcoming oral examinations this week For more information on any of the below oral examinations, please contact the associated department. Margaret Kress, Education Skicinuwimiyewakono– Returning to our Cultural Realm to create a Wolastoqey model of education October 24, 2018 2:00pm, Marshall D'Avray, Room 235 Katelin Spence, Electrical and Computer Engineering Current Magnitude Based...

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From Instructed to Instructor - Meet Jasmine

Kyle

Posted: October 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



Often times students have great university experiences while working through their graduate programs which lead them to explore the possibility of staying close by after graduation. Such is the case for Jasmine Alam, a recent PHD graduate of the Interdisciplinary Studies program offered at UNB. Before joining the Interdisciplinary program at UNB, Jasmine earned her BA in Economics from Carleton...

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GEAR - Graduate Essentials for Academic Research

Kyle

Posted: October 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events



UNB Libraries is hosting a full-day workshop developed to introduce te skills, tools and resources graduate students will need for success throughout their graduate program. The workshop is open to all graduate students, both new and continuing, and as an added bonus... it is free of charge! Check out the list of events below. 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Advanced Research for Humanities & Social...

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Research or Study Abroad

Kyle

Posted: September 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Money Matters



Interested in researching or studying abroad next year? Start planning, and apply now! The School of Graduate Studies offers two travel scholarships aimed at promoting travel for research or study abroad for graduate students. Pam and John Little Overseas Scholarship The Pam and John Little Overseas Scholarships are open to UNB masters and Doctoral students enrolled in any area to support...

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September 24-28 Oral Examinations

kyle

Posted: September 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Upcoming oral examinations this week For more information on any of the below oral examinations, please contact the associated department. Veronique LaSalle, Education Historical Significance as a Tool to Understand High School Students' Identity in a Bilingual Setting September 24, 2018 5:00pm, Marshall D'Avray, Room 320 Austin Mincone, Kinesiology Unfinished Endings: Narratives of the...

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September 10-14 Oral Examinations

kyle

Posted: September 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Upcoming oral examinations this week For more information on any of the below oral examinations, please contact the associated department. Blair Wark, Kinesiology THE EFFECTS OF 10-DAY SUPPLEMENTATION OF 300MG OF SAFFRON ON DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS FOLLOWING ECCENTRIC EXERCISE September 12, 2018 1:30pm, Currie Center, Room 3-22 Chris Vail, Physics Development of an Automated Technique to...

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September 4-7 Oral Examinations

kyle

Posted: August 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Upcoming oral examinations this week For more information on any of the below oral examinations, please contact the associated department. Joseph Todd, Kinesiology A Phenomenological Exploration of Parental Support in Elite Midget AAA Hockey September 5, 2018 9:30am, Kinesiology Building, Room 204 Geoff MacDonald, Education Identifying the challenges of teaching inquiry-based science in New...

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Busy Week for Thesis Defenses

Kyle

Posted: August 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



With the end of the summer term fast approaching, many students are undergoing their oral examinations in hopes of finishing their graduate degree and moving on in their careers or in their academic endeavours. With so many oral exams being scheduled, we will be posting a list to thesis corner of upcoming defenses taking place at the beginning of each week. Below are the examinations happening...

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Recent IDST Grad on Track at Wilfred Laurier University

Your Name

Posted: July 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events



A recent IDST graduate student has been celebrating some exciting news this summer after being offered, and accepting, a tenure track position in Women and Gender Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Karen Stote, a 2012 graduate of the University of New Brunswick's PhD program in Interdisciplinary Studies, accepted the position after teaching contract for several years with the school....

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Zhuoyi Nie - MScF Oral Examination

kyle

Posted: July 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Zhuoyi Nie Effects of spruce budworm outbreaks on balsam fir regeneration in mixed balsam fir-hardwood stands Date: August 03, 2018 Time: 10:30am Location: Forestry & Geology, Room 202 Abstract Spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana Clem.) defoliation on balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) regeneration was studied in softwood, mixedwood, and hardwood stands in the early (3 years of...

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Spencer Virgin - MSc Oral Examination

kyle

Posted: July 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Spencer Virgin Population Dynamics of the Ribbed Mussel (Geukensia Demissa) near its Northern Range Limit, Maritime Canada Date: August 02, 2018 Time: 1:00pm Location: B27, Bailey Hall Abstract Ribbed mussels (Geukensia demissa) are important ecosystem engineers in salt marshes along the east coast of North America, but their populations are not well studied at their northern range limit,...

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Andrea Mayo - MSESS Oral Examination

kyle

Posted: July 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Andrea Mayo Potential Functional Benefits of a Comprehensive Evaluation of Physical Activities for Canadian Older Adults Date: August 02, 2018 Time: 1:00pm Location: Currie Center, Room 3-22 Abstract This study suggests that the PASE underestimate the total time spent performing activities but overestimate the intensity of the reported activities. The Study also suggests that the combination...

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Meet SGS - Jackie Seely

Kyle

Posted: July 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Focus



Our next installment of our 'Meet SGS' series involves a long-time member of the Grad School, Jackie Seely. Jackie has a long standing career at UNB and has held many administrative positions, starting at Enterprise New Brunswick in 1988 and then the Dean of Arts Office 1992, until she settled at the Graduate School as an Admissions Officer in 1998.  Jackie was later promoted in 2001 to...

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Morgan Burgoyne - MSc Oral Examinations

kyle

Posted: July 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Thesis Corner



Morgan Burgoyne Development of New Ylidic substituents for Stronger Bispyridinylidene Reducing Agents Date: July 24, 2018 Time: 2:00pm Location: Toole Hall, Room 303 Abstract The superb π-electron donating effect of iminophosphorano groups (R3P=N-) has been previously demonstrated, and the use of these groups led to the preparation of the strongest bispyridinylidene (BPY) organic...

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IDST Student Recognized for her Research on Sport

Kyle

Posted: July 16, 2018 12:01:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A PhD candidate with Interdisciplinary Studies program here at UNB has recently been recognized for her work by the True Sport Foundation, a national charitable organization that is dedicated to advancing and supporting values-based and principle-driven sport in communities throughout Canada. Regan Taylor, pictured above, was one of two students recognized nation wide and was praised for her...

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UNB Students Recognized at Canadian Association of Physicist Conference

Kyle

Posted: July 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



Two UNB graduate students working with the Department of Physics have recently been recognized for their work at the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Student Presentation Competition, which took place on the University of Dalhousie's Halifax campus earlier this summer. Amy-Rae Gauthier, pictured in the first row and third from the left, took home first place at the annual competition...

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New and Familiar Faces

Kyle

Posted: July 3, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Faculty Focus



Change is the theme of the month as we melt into the month of July after a long and hot Canada day weekend! July marks the beginning of new directions, however different they may be, for two long-time members of the Grad School team in Dr. Bruce MacDonald and Dr. John Kershaw. Bruce will be hanging up his whiteboard markers and erasers to join the list of retired Faculty members from the...

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Forestry Student Takes Home Presentation Prize

Kyle

Posted: June 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A Masters student with the Faculty of Forestry and Environment Management was recently recognized for her presentation at the 2018 Western Mensurationists meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Yung-Han Hsu, along with several of her colleagues, traveled west last week for this year's rendition of the Mesurationists gathering where they took advantage of the opportunity to present their research to...

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Mixing Writing and Film

Kyle

Posted: June 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A graduate student on the UNB Fredericton campus is going to be a little bit busier this fall, as she looks to take on some new responsibilities with the Department of Culture and Media Studies. Lisa Jodoin, a PhD candidate in creative writing with the Department of English, will be joining the team at CAMS as their filmmaker in residence while she continues her creative and academic work which...

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New Research Funding for UNB

Kyle

Posted: June 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Money Matters, News and Events



May was a big month for research at the University of New Brunswick, with Tri-Council funding results making their way across the nation, and many new and current researchers on both UNB campuses receiving exciting news. At the same time, the Province of New Brunswick announced $11.4 million dollars in research funding through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, NBIF, a large...

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How UNB Research is Saving Lives

Kyle

Posted: June 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories, Faculty Focus



A UNB Postdoc is making waves with her research that is helping to save lives around the world. Shabnam Jabari, a Postdoc working with the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering on the Fredericton campus, has developed an Algorithm that creates a more accurate before-and-after picture to aid in recovery after a disaster. Inspired by the horrific scenes after an earthquake that hit Bam...

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Joining Together: A Quest to Grow Health Research

Kyle

Posted: May 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Faculty Focus



If you live in the Saint John area, or visit the city often, you might have recently noticed the emergence of monthly gatherings of a diverse group of people, with a common goal. Quest-SJ, a group made up of researchers, academics, healthcare professionals, students and other stakeholders, is an interdisciplinary group who meets monthly to work towards the common goal of building capacity and...

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Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018 - A UNB Connection

Kyle

Posted: May 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A graduate student on the Fredericton campus has recently been recognized by Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018, which highlights inspirational female role models in tech and innovation sectors. Mahsa Kiani, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Computer Science and co-founder of MyData, was recognized by Inspiring Fifty in the first ever Canadian edition of the event which identifies and showcases the...

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UNBSJ Student Recognized with National Women's Merit Award

Kyle

Posted: May 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events



A UNBSJ graduate student, working in the Department of Biology, has recently been recognized with a Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Graduate Merit Award. Kristin Dinning, a Ph.D candidate, was presented the award last month at an awards ceremony at the organization's annual conference, which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kristin was recognized for her work identifying and...

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From West to East

Kyle

Posted: May 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events



The Psychology Department on the Fredericton campus recently added a top student to their graduate team, but they are not the only roster on campus who will benefit from her presence. Along with the Psychology graduate program, the University of New Brunswick Varisty Reds will also welcome Siobhan Fitzpatrick with open arms to their women's volleyball program, beginning in the fall. Siobhan...

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A Student's Perspective - Three Minute Thesis

Kyle

Posted: April 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



For the audience and judges, the 2018 rendition of UNB's Three Minute Thesis Challenge wrapped up in the early evening on Thursday, April 05. For the public and faculty and staff, the event consisted of a short drive or walk up to the event in the late afternoon of event day, an hour or so of fanstastic presentations, and some snacks and refreshments which followed... but what was it like for...

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Bright Connection

Kyle

Posted: April 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Focus



UNB professor, Dr. Tony Diamond, has made a brilliant discovery together with a colleague in England, Dr. Jamie Dunning. They've discovered that the brilliantly colored beaks of Atlantic Puffins also light-up -- like a glow stick! -- when exposed to ultra-violet (UV) light. Dr. Dunning stumbled on this recently one day in his lab, when he simply doused the lights and shone a light on a specimen...

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UNB Connection Recognized at NBIF R3 Gala

Kyle

Posted: April 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Focus



The City of Fredericton attracted a few more visitors recently as NBIF hosted the 2018 rendition of the R3 Innovations in Aging Conference at the recently built Fredericton Convention Center. The biennial conference was created in recognition of excellence in New Brunswick Research and to promote awareness of the exceptional work undertaken by our New Brunswick research...

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Graduate Research Spotlight

Kyle

Posted: April 9, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Student Stories



Three Minute Thesis Challenge Graduate students took over the stage last Thursday at this year's rendition of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge, with 10 prestenters working towards a common goal, to deliver their research in three minutes or less. Along with the chance to show the public what exciting and groundbreaking research they are working on day to day here at UNB, the students were also...

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It's 3MT Week!

Kyle

Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Student Stories



Although it is tough to be excited after returning from an extended long weekend, we think we might have something that will do the trick! It's 3MT week at UNB! Thursday afternoon, students from faculties campus wide will be given the opportunity to present their research in three minutes or less in the form of the Three Minute Thesis Challenge. April 05, at 3:00pm will mark UNB's second...

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Meet Our Staff - Kyle!

Drew

Posted: March 26, 2018 6:10:00 AM ADT

Category: Faculty Focus



If you don't know Kyle yet (where have you been?!), then this is your chance to meet him.  Kyle Hampsey is the Student Services Officer in the Grad School. Kyle joined the SGS team in spring of 2016 and has been focused on graduate student funding, communications and project development for the graduate community -- e.g., the 3MT! Kyle's arrival in the SGS required only a short walk across...

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IDST Student Recognized as a Change Maker

Kyle

Posted: March 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A UNB graduate student from has recently had her work recognized at the inaugural Ontario Education Research Symposium (OERS). Julie Bull, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary program on the Fredericton campus, was named an Emerging Research Scholar for the 2018 OERS Change Maker Awards which she accepted in person at the Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto at the first of the month. The...

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Conference Travel is a Good Thing!

Kyle

Posted: March 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Stories



A Saint John graduate student has caught the travel bug! And hopes to "infect" others ... for the many benefits travel offers for both professional and personal development.  Cecile Proctor, a masters student in Department of Psychology at UNB Saint John , discovered her passion for travel while presenting her work at a conference in Slovenia following her undergraduate degree. In addition...

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Time For A Break!

Kyle

Posted: March 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events



Can you believe it? March Break is already upon us, and both UNB campuses will be a little less busy next week. The Grad School will remain open for the entirety of the break, with regular office hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. Take time to relax and refresh during the week off, and enjoy the weather we have in store. Looking for something to do on Thursday? Check out our on campus workshop where...

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Where in the World? - Emilia's Story

Kyle

Posted: February 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



A former graduate student with the Department of English is setting her sights on a stop at York University, but it is just one of many on an incredible journey that has taken her around the world since graduation day here at UNB in 2007. Emilia Nielsen began her journey in academia as a Master of Arts student at UNB, where she completed her degree requirements within the Creative Writing...

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New Brunswick Family Day

Kyle

Posted: February 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events



With New Brunswick's first annual Family Day coming this weekend, we wanted to send out a quick note to indicate that the School of Graduate Studies will be closed Monday, February 19th, re-opening the following day for business as usual! Enjoy the time with family and friends!

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Developing Your Professional Skills - Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

Kyle

Posted: February 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events



Join us! The School of Graduate Studies has a variety of workshops and presentations planned in the very near future to help you communicate your research effectively and grow your personal network, both key skills of a career researcher. ‘But I have a Point…’: Communicating your Ideas to Others Dr. David Creelman, Professor and Chair in the Department of English at UNB Saint...

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IDST Gatherings... A Tuesday Tradition!

Kyle

Posted: February 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories, Faculty Focus



Relax, share, and learn! IDST Gatherings, Tuesdays @ 4:00PM The HIL has been a little cozier on Tuesdays this term, with IDST students taking over the Milham Roon in the Library to mingle and discuss their research!  The Gatherings are for all IDST, MAHSR, and MPhil students. The Tuesday tradition kicked off with talks by Ioanna Ratsiatou, Julie Bull and Milad Pirayegar, PHD students...

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Heading Overseas - Vanessa's Story

Kyle

Posted: February 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories, Money Matters



A graduate student with the Faculty of Education has recently been awarded travel funding through the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement to support research related to her thesis work in Europe. Vanessa Johnson, a SSHRC funded masters student on the Fredericton campus, will be packing her bags for an extensive research trip abroad this fall thanks to a travel opportunity available to...

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Former UNB Graduate Student on Track in Jamaica

kyle

Posted: February 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



The work of a former Interdisciplinary Studies graduate student, Dr. Tracy-Ann Johnson-Myers,  has recently been celebrated and recognized with a Best Research Publication Award. Tracy-Ann was recognized for her recent book, The Mixed Member Proportional System: Providing Greater Representation for Women?: A Case Study of the New Zealand Experience, published during the fall of 2016. After...

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New Graduate Program in Quantitative Investment

Kyle

Posted: January 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Focus, News and Events



The University of New Brunswick has recently announced a new Masters program: the Master in Quantitative Investment Management (MQIM) degree is a unique, one-year graduate program that will prepare students for a specialized career in quantitative investment management at the heart of the modern financial sector.The program equips graduates with the fundamentals of finance knowledge combined...

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Win Cash for Describing your Research!

kyle

Posted: January 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events, Money Matters



Join us for the 2018 rendition of our 3MT challenge! What is a 3MT challenge? 3MT stands for Three Minute Thesis. Students have three minutes and one power point slide to present their research in an engaging and accessible way to a nonspecialist audience. They are judged on the comprehension/content and the engagement/communication of their presentation by a panel of three individuals from the...

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Meet our Graduate Recruiter!

Kyle

Posted: January 22, 2018 5:01:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Focus



Laura Gilks is a former UNB graduate student turned graduate recruitor! She began her recent journey in the UNB recruitment team in the fall of 2007 after winning the position with an interview presentation based on the metaphor linking graduate recruitment to fly fishing, something else she is passionate about! As a graduate recruiter, Laura spends considerable time on the road, meeting...

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The roads taken ... work AND Grad School

Kyle

Posted: January 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



"Two roads diverged in a wood..." so goes the classic poem by Robert Frost capturing the turmoil around deciding which among life's precious options to persue. This a conflict appropos too for many students approaching the end of their undergraduate program: to continue-on with graduate studies, or to join the workforce. Which is the better path? This was the choice faced recently by Brandon...

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Rocking the West

Kyle

Posted: January 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Stories



Maree McGregor, a graduate student with the department of Earth Sciences on the Fredericton campus, will be travelling to a remote location east of Yellowknife next summer to explore the site where an asteroid crashed into the Earth more than 380 million years ago. Maree came to UNB from Australia and looks to work on a thesis with the Director of UNB's Planetary and Space Science Centre, Dr....

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Psychology Professor Helps Canada Focus on Gold!

Kyle

Posted: January 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Focus



A UNB Professor recently spent the Holidays with a different family of sorts, namely Canada's 2017 World Junior Hockey team, where he helped guide the group to their Gold medal performance!  Dr. Ryan Hamilton, a Faculty member in the Department of Psychology on the Fredericton Campus, travelled to Buffalo with the rest of team Canada's support staff as Hockey Canada's first full-time...

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Introducing: Thesis Corner

Kyle

Posted: January 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events, Thesis Corner



The School of Graduate Studies is excited to announce the addition of a new section to the blog! Thesis Corner Thesis Corner will be a way to announce upcoming thesis proposals and defences happening on both the Fredericton and Saint John Campuses. Each post will include the thesis abstract, along with the time and location of the presentation to allow students, faculty, staff and the public to...

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Study, Research or Present Abroad!

Kyle

Posted: January 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM AST

Category: Money Matters



Interested in doing some travel during your graduate studies? Then this post is for you! Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Graduate Fellowships We kicked off the start of the Gradoshphere with a story on our most recent Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Graduate Fellowship winners, and are excited to announce the search for our next Eaton Fellows! The Eaton Fellowships are open to graduate students on both...

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