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Author: myUNB News

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Hundreds of UNB alumni and friends will arrive on our Fredericton campus for Homecoming, September 27 - 30. Members of the UNB community are invited to join them in a number of planned events and celebrations, including:

Thursday, Sept. 27

Classes without Quizzes: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., John Meagher Auditorium, Kinesiology Building

Sit in on a first-year physics class (specifically designed for Homecoming) taught by award-winning professor Ben Newling. Don't worry, you won't need to take notes or write a test.

Friday, Sept. 28

Red and Black Day - Wear your UNB colours. Show your UNB pride.

It Begins Here Campaign Celebration: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., John Meagher Auditorium, Kinesiology Building

The It Begins Here Campaign is making history. We'll be celebrating the record-breaking support that the UNB family, alumni and friends have contributed to scholarships, faculties, new programs, experiential education, entrepreneurship and more. How high will it go?

Research Showcase: 2 - 3:30 p.m., Memorial Hall

Get a glimpse of some of the innovative research taking place at UNB. Topics include: sharing men’s experiences of workplace bullying using film, energy storage in lightweight capacitors, and what sports organizations in Canada and England do to integrate immigrants in sports. Ted McDonald will deliver the keynote presentation on a UNB-Government of New Brunswick collaboration that allows provincial government departments and public bodies to link, share and store public data -- an initiative that will expand research and inform public policies.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Celebration of the founders and builders of kinesiology and physical education:

8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium

(Note: this is a drop in event until 10 a.m. when formal presentations will begin.)

Take a walk down memory lane and pay tribute to six decades of learning and service within the hallowed halls of the Lady Beaverbrook Gym.   

Celebration of a new era of kinesiology, physical education and recreation: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Kinesiology Building

We'll be showcasing our new state-of-the-art kinesiology building, which combines academics, healthy living research and community outreach. The new building houses a nationally significant research cluster focused on innovation in wellness, physical fitness and health promotion.

Homecoming Football Game: 1 - 3 p.m., College Field

The UNB Fredericton Red Bombers and the UNB Saint John Seawolves square off on College Field.

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