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Business Student Receives 10 000 Scholarship

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Tim Frazer, a second year master of business administration student at UNB Fredericton, was one of six business students studying at an Atlantic Canadian university to receive $10,000 as a recipient of the 2010 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. "Year after year, it is inspiring to see the recipients of the Frank H. Sobeys Awards for Excellence in Business Studies continue to demonstrate dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to not only succeed, but excel as...

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Business Student Receives 5 000 Scholarship and Trip to Toronto

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Kyle McDowell, a fourth-year bachelor of business administration student at UNB Fredericton, was one of ten business students across the country to receive $5,000 as a recipient of the 2010 Futures Fund Scholarship. Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year established the Futures Fund Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership to honour and mentor Canadian university business students each year who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their academic and extra-curricular initiatives. The award...

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Road to the NHL - A Dream Come True

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Getting on the ice in front of a sold-out 19,000 capacity crowd cheering at the top of their lungs is "a dream come true," for second year BBA student Darryl Boyce. Now playing on the Toronto Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent, Boyce is still not used to the spot-light. "There is definitely a rush every time I go on the ice," explained Boyce. "I grew up watching Saturday night hockey, and now I'm the one on the ice actually playing. It is an exhilarating feeling." Making it to the...

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What would you say

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 12, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Imagine having a debilitating disorder that prevents you from standing, walking, eating, communicating, and sometimes even breathing.  That is what the estimated 50,000+ Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders have to live with each and every day. Muscular dystrophy is just one such disorder. Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides help and support for those Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders.  Over time, persons with...

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Faculty of Business Administration celebrates UNB s 181st Encaenia

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


With the sun shining outside and the temperature in the upper teens the Faculty of Business Administration celebrated UNB’s 181st Encaenia with a reception and awards ceremony to honour the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class. Of the class of 2010, 131 students graduated with BBA degrees and 16 students graduated from the MBA program. On the international front 49 students graduated from the BBA program in Trinidad and Tobago along with seven students from the BBA program in...

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Looking into the world of Human Resources

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Students at UNB finally have the opportunity to get involved with the Human Resources (HR) community, while in University. The Human Resource Student Association (HRSA) began last year and has been steadily growing in size and popularity. The HRSA puts on numerous events throughout the year with the goal of showing students what they can expect from a career in HR. Since the society’s inception, attendance and involvement in Human Resources New Brunswick sessions have increased.  There is...

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MBA Professional Development Class Learns the Value of Community Spirit

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Fredericton has always been a great city to live in. The people are friendly and everyone tries to work together for the good of the community, so it’s no wonder Fredericton has one of the highest volunteer rates per capita in the country. Current MBA students are learning just how valuable community spirit is, by getting involved with local charity organizations. As part of the Professional Development course, students participated in not one, but two charity fundraisers this year and...

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Real Business Real Learning Real Growth

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Did you ever have the chance to compete against students from other universities and win money in your classes? Not many people can say they have, but that is starting to change. Students were excited to take part in the new IT and Supply Chain Management course offered this year. It is the first time the fourth-year course has been offered in Fredericton. The course teaches students the ins and outs of supply chain management and combines classroom theory with practical application. It is...

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Students Gaining the Experience They Need

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Students only have an idea of what working in the real world is like, we don’t know for sure until we try it. Like most students, Jarett Nickerson wanted to get real work experience in his chosen career path and make sure it is something he enjoys doing, before he graduates. Jarett, a third year business student, is looking to earn his BBA degree with a major in marketing. He is currently working an 8-month co-op placement with a Saint John based company called Mariner. They provide products...

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UNB Business Students Have Success at the University of Waterloo Accounting Conference

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: July 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


It was a long journey, but well worth it as three students made a name for themselves and for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) at the recent University of Waterloo Accounting Conference (UWAC). Graduating student Jonathan Smith and second year accounting students Dino Bernard and Christopher Ross represented UNB at the conference. UWAC is a three day conference which brings together business students from across Canada to listen to guest speakers, participate in dynamic workshops and...

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UNB Students Canada s Next Top Ad Executives

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: April 6, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Two of Canada's next top ad executives are students at the University of New Brunswick. Elizabeth McCleave and Matieu Daigle, students in the master of business administration (MBA) program at UNB Fredericton have won Volkswagon's national marketing competition, beating out teams from universities across Canada. The students will each receive a new Volkswagon Golf and will be offered internships with ad agencies for winning the competition, Canada's Next Top Ad Executive. A second team of UNB...

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UNB Entrepreneurs Win Big Prizes at NBIF Breakthru Competition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: April 2, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


UNB's Activator team, "KnowCharge" won the silver prize of $60,000 in investment equity and in kind services at the New Brunswick Innovation Fund (NBIF) Breakthru competition held on March 25, 2009. The company, made up of team leader, Chris Marshall and MBA teammates Rob Morrow and Edgar Gallibois, was formed through the Activator program, which is coordinated by UNB's International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC). KnowCharge produces a special conductive paper that, when used as...

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Corporate Social Responsibility a Major Theme for MBA Students this Term

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: March 22, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


The huge global economic crisis is making Corporate Social Responsibility all the more important in today's business world. With industries needing to be bailed out by the government, people need to be assured that their tax dollars are being spent properly. Here at UNB, students in the new MBA Professional Development program are being taught to think about more than just the bottom line. Students helped contribute to the over $19,000 raised by the Fredericton community for the Canadian...

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Four UNB Business Students are Top Ten Finalists to Face the Fear in Canada s Next Top Ad Executive Competition

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: March 13, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Two teams of UNB Fredericton business administration students have been selected to be among the top ten finalists in Canada's Next Top Ad Executive "Face the Fear" Competition, taking place in Toronto March 30-April 1. Volkswagen Canada, the leading sponsor of the competition, is the client; the student teams are the ad executives who must develop a marketing plan to promote the new Volkswagen Routan. The best campaign wins. Mitchell Bernard and Laura Noseworthy, both BBA students in their...

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10 000 Awarded to UNB Student for Excellence in Business Studies

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: March 9, 2009 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Thor Jenson, a fourth year bachelor of business administration student at UNB Fredericton, was one of six business students studying at an Atlantic Canadian university to receive $10,000 last week as a recipient of the 2009 Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies. Year after year, it is inspiring to see the recipients of the Frank H. Sobeys Awards for Excellence in Business Studies continue to demonstrate dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to not only succeed,...

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New MBA with Concentration in Entrepreneurship Approved for UNB Fredericton

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 4, 2008 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Highlights


Students completing an MBA at UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Business Administration now have an option to complete a concentration in entrepreneurship as part of their degree. The MBA with concentration in entrepreneurship has just received approval from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Until now, students in the MBA program could take entrepreneurship courses as electives during their second year. The new concentration will allow them to further specialize in this area and...

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Human Resources Student Association Launched at UNB

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: October 2, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Lynn Haley and Candace Morgan, two human resources instructors in UNB's Faculty of Business Administration, were swamped with requests last year from students wanting to be more "networked" and informed about the HR opportunities available in the region upon graduation. Looking to fulfill this student need, the pair brainstormed ways in which they could play a larger role in connecting their students with the business community. Haley and Morgan invited students, both BBA and MBA, who were...

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Marketing Student Association Launched at UNB

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: October 2, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


With approximately 100 student members to its credit, the newly formed Marketing Student Association (MSA) at UNB is up and running and making headway for what is shaping up to be an exciting year. Dr. Kirby Shannahan, marketing professor, had the idea of starting up a student marketing group to help meet the needs of UNB students and local businesses, both looking to better connect with one another. From the conversations in his classes, it was clear that students were interested in knowing...

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Harvesting new skills in the Professional Development Program

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: September 17, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


The Faculty of Business Administration has just launched the newest of their experiential learning initiatives with the creation of the Professional Development program. Delivered as a required course in the Faculty's MBA program, the Professional Development program aims to complement the knowledge learned inside the classroom and proves that It's Never Business as Usual in the Faculty of Business Administration. "We believe knowledge is much more than theory," said Candace Morgan, the...

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Faculty of Business Administration announces Graduate Dean s List

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: September 15, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Dean Daniel F. Coleman of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick's in Fredericton announced that thirty of the faculty's Master of Buiness Administration students have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2007-2008. Students on the list had attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2007-08 academic year, 90 students were enrolled in the faculty's bachelor of business administration program. Click here...

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Faculty of Business Administration announces undergraduate Dean s List of 2007-2008

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: September 8, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


Dean Daniel F. Coleman of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick's in Fredericton announced that one hundred and thirty-three of the faculty's Bachelor of Business Administration students have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2007-2008. Students on the list had attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2007-08 academic year, 1200 students were enrolled in the faculty's bachelor of business...

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Faculty of Business Administration launches newsletter

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 22, 2008 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Highlights


UNB's Faculty of Business Administration is proud to announce the publication of the first issue of our faculty newsletter, Connections. The newsletter offers stories about the accomplishments and achievements of the faculty, staff, students and alumni; and features news about our events and academic programs. Connections, UNB's Faculty of Business Administration's Newsletter, will be published bi-annually at the end of each academic term. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for...

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UNB Business Student Receives Sobey Award

Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: January 30, 2008 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Student Highlights


Third year BBA student Lynn MacKinnon is a 2007-08 recipient of the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Lynn is one of six students across the Atlantic Provinces selected to receive this award, worth $10,000. The Frank H. Sobey Fund for Excellence in Business Studies was established in 1989 in memory of Frank H. Sobey, the late chairperson of Sobey Inc. and Empire Co. Ltd. The Sobey Fund supports as many as six awards each year. To be eligible, candidates...

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