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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 position of Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies. She attended the...

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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 University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus and John will be transitioning into an exciting new role...

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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 during her time at the University of Tehran,  Shabnam decided that she needed to change the...

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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 collaboration in qualitative research in the broader context of healthcare. Group members from a...

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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 of a puffin -- the bird's beak flouresced brilliantly (see photo below taken by Dr. Diamond). As...

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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 institutions and local community researchers. Many current and former UNB faculty members played key...

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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 the street from Financial Services where he was previously.  When not working in the SGS,...

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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 within the Interdisciplinary program, and will continue on Tuesdays throughout the term. Interested in...

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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 with analytic programming skills, as well as professional development competencies demanded by the Bay...

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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 potential graduate students from coast to coast. When back on campus, she is busy helping graduate...

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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 mental-health coach and worked with the Canada's World Junior team from start-to-finish, which...

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Happy Holidays from SGS!

Kyle

Posted: December 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Faculty Focus



The School of Graduate Studies would like to extend our sincerest well wishes to you and your families over the upcoming Holiday Season. It has been a great 2017, full of inspiring graduate student success stories and exciting new changes around our graduate community including the addition of new and friendly faces to the team at the Grad School, to hosting UNB's first rendition of the Three Minute Thesis competition in the early spring along with the the Eastern Regional 3MT, and even the...

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MTME Welcomes New Professor

Kyle

Posted: November 27, 2017 5:59:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Faculty Focus



One of ourfastest growing graduate programs, Technology Management Entrepreneurship, has attracted a preeminent scholar as a new Adjunct Professor at UNB. Dr. Jonathon Calof, from the University of Ottawa is an expert in competitive intelligence, technical foresight and business analytics. Dr. Calof has authored more 150 publications, and delivered over 1000 seminars, keynote addresses, and offers his extensive experience and expertise to companies, government organizations and...

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Farewell and Welcome!

Kyle

Posted: November 20, 2017 6:58:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Faculty Focus



We recently paid farewell to Mrs. Janet Amirault  (at right below with Dr. George MacLean, Vice-President Academic). Janet served for many years as Graduate Program Officer in the SGS and as Graduate Secretary to the Interdisciplinary Studies and Applied Health Services Research programs. Janet was treasured by the countless students she supported and by the Faculty and Staff alike … as well as by her friends in the SGS! Fortunately, Janet’s retirement is only partial, as she...

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