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UNB Faculty of Management

A year of challenges and opportunities: Student Investment Fund update

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

Category: Student Investment Fund



It’s been an unprecedented year for the University of New Brunswick’s Student Investment Fund (SIF), full of surprises, challenges and new opportunities. Things were going well for the 2019-20 year. Just before the March Break, the SIF and MQIM students journeyed to Toronto for their annual visit with alumni and senior executives in the finance district; then the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Introducing the Centre for Financial Studies interim Program Officer

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

Category: Student Investment Fund , Alumni



The Centre for Financial Studies has a new interim Program Officer! Harsh Jain, a brand new alumnus of UNB's Master in Quantitative Investment Management program, has been filling this role since September. During his program at UNB, Jain opted to complete the Student Investment Fund for his course electives and competed in the Ben Graham Centre’s Stock Selection Competition, as well as...

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SIF 2020: teaching and learning in the through the pandemic

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

Category: Alumni , Student Investment Fund



Since COVID-19 hit last March, UNB’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) class has become a virtual undertaking. The University closed the campus and suspended all classes on March 13, but thanks to technology, UNB’s Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning and IT Services, faculties were able to swiftly move course materials onto the D2L platform and resume classes through MS Teams. All...

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A Rising Star’s Journey from Trinidad to Fredericton to Toronto

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 20, 2020

Category: Alumni



When Cilise (Legendre) Connell (BBA’12) made the move from her home in Trinidad and Tobago to Fredericton in 2009, her goal was to finish her business degree at UNB – (which she began through the UNB-ROYTEC partnership program) then return home to the small Caribbean Islands to find work. Eleven years later, she’s still in Canada. “I had such an amazing experience in...

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Young Alumna Brewing a New Marketing Strategy at Picaroons

Faculty of Management

Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Category: Alumni



Experience counts when you’re developing growth and marketing strategies for companies. Kate McPherson (BBA’19) has it – even though she’s only 23. Kate graduated with a business degree from UNB’s Faculty of Management in 2019 with a ton of experience under her belt. First, she opted to take advantage of the exchange program and studied at Nanyang Technological...

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Modernizing energy systems: business prof researching the business challenges

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Category: Faculty



Just over a year ago ACOA announced a $7 million grant to support smart grid research initiatives at UNB. Involving multiple researchers across faculties, the goal of the project is to discover tools and technologies that will facilitate the transfer to smart energy distribution within Atlantic Canada, including relevant analysis, threat detection, infrastructure and business modelling. Since...

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Recovering in the midst of COVID-19: UNB business students work with NB businesses

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Sep 10, 2020

Category: Student Highlights , Students



Implementing online orders and curb-side pickups, dealing with increased order volumes, changing entire business processes: these are only some of the challenges businesses have struggled with over the summer months as they had to quickly adapt to the ever-changing environment with COVID-19. Some of the brightest and most talented students at the University of New Brunswick worked with New...

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Transitioning from conventional to organic farming: practical recommendations from UNB researcher

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Category: Faculty Highlights , Faculty



The increasing desire and expectation for environmental and sustainable agricultural practices runs parallel to a rising demand for organic produce. It’s no surprise that many farmers are making the transition from conventional to organic farming, but this is not quick and easy process. In Canada and the United States, achieving organic certification for cropland requires a transition...

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Students earn huge returns in UNB’s Venture Assessment course

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Category: Students , Programs , Alumni



There is a reason students describe UNB’s Venture Assessment course as “the epitome of experiential learning.” Students in this full-term course experience the world of venture capital first hand by learning how to analyse real start-ups for real cash investments; they test their knowledge on the national level by competing against other students across Canada in the Venture...

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Living an entrepreneur’s life at UNB

Ideas with Impact

Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Category: Students , Programs



Dustin Taylor and Faraz Khan didn’t want to wait until finishing the BBA program to start running their own businesses. Thanks to the Student Works Management Program, they don’t have to. Both students pursued an opportunity through this program to run their own franchises, and even employ other students, whilst earning a Co-op credit through UNB’s Faculty of...

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