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Public Talk by Dr. Marisa Young, McMaster University

Noha Eshra

Posted: February 3, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Canadian Research Chair in Mental Health and Work-Life Transitions, Dr. Marisa Young will present The 'Canadian Family-Friendly Community Resources for Better Balance, Health and Well-Being' Study: An Advanced Approach to Studying Residential Effects on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 239. Marisa Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at...

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Celebrating Black History Month: What’s Happening This Week

UNB Communications

Posted: January 31, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


During the month of February, our community reflects upon the stories, contributions and influence that Black Canadians have made on our history, culture and academic institutions. We stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB who continue to fight for equality and inclusion every day. Together, we work towards building a university environment based on these shared...

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Climate Change Adaptation Open House

Mike Hardy

Posted: January 31, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability, in collaboration with Dillion Consulting, has been working on the development of a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for UNB’s Fredericton Campus. This plan will help to identify campus vulnerabilities and outline specific preventative and adaptive measures to help make the UNB Fredericton campus more resilient in the face of climate change impacts. An Open House will be...

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Annual Report: International Year of Indigenous Languages

UNB Communications

Posted: January 31, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNESCO declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB Fredericton marked the occasion with a number of events. The first Indigenous Language Gathering Celebration: Nikana’tunej (carrying language forward) / Namkomihptune ‘Ciw Weckuwapasihtit (carrying language forward for the ones not yet born) was hosted by the...

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Canada Summer Jobs 2020 - now accepting applications

Sandra Campbell

Posted: January 31, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: Employment News


The internal deadline for Canada Summer Jobs 2020 is Monday, Feb. 17. Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to...

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Annual Report: Welcoming Piluwitahasuwin

UNB Communications

Posted: January 30, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In 2018, Amanda Reid was named Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) at UNB. Piluwitahasuwin [pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN] is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” Piluwitahasuwin shares roots with piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, a Wolastoqey word that means “allowing your thinking to change so that action will...

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CETL Hosts Session: Dealing with Difficult Students & Situtations

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for this session on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., in Tilley Hall, 305. The session will be facilitated by Caroline Purdy, CETL's Director of Teaching & Learning Services. Feeling as if you have lost control in the classroom can be very frustrating.  In this session, we will discuss what works and does not work when dealing with difficult students and difficult classroom...

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Winter Safety Tips

Kim Perry

Posted: January 30, 2020 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Winter arrives every year and creates slippery conditions for both walking and driving. While UNB endeavors to keep the campus as safe as possible, the following are some winter safety tips that we can all use to make walking and driving around our campus safer for each of us. When on foot – One of the most important factors in keeping safe through the winter months is seasonally...

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Harriet Irving Library – Temporarily Reduced Parking

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: January 30, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management, on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise that the parking area on the South side of the Harriet Irving Library is scheduled to be slightly reduced to allow for crane access to set installation materials on the roof on Monday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., weather permitting. If the weather in not acceptable on Monday, we will reschedule for Tuesday, Feb. 4. Please...

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Campus Skate Drive 2020

Hillary Nguyen

Posted: January 30, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The International Student Advisor's Office and the Faculty of Arts are partnering to collect used skates for UNB students so they can borrow them anytime on campus.  All sizes of ladies' and mens' hockey and figure skates are appreciated. If you have any spare skates you'd like to donate, please drop them off either at C.C.Jones Student Services Building or Carleton Hall, 324. We'll be...

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New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training Workshop Series: Using Regression Models to Understand Populations

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training Workshop Series: Using Regression Models to Understand Populations. NB-IRDT Workshop Series       Feb. 13 - Workshop 1: Describing and Comparing Populations     Mar. 12 - Workshop 2: Selecting a Regression Model     Apr. 16 - Workshop 3: Building a Regression Model Tickets:...

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CETL Announces 2020 Reading Series - Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a course design book, focused on the idea that university classrooms should develop students who are not just loaded with content, but able to use that content in thoughtful, deliberate ways to make the world a better place. Achieving this goal requires a thorough reconsideration of courses, including student learning goals, content selection and course structure, day-to-day learning...

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GEAR - Academic Research Workshops for Graduate Students

Susan Oliver

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research], a series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries. Upcoming sessions are scheduled at the Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112: February 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Submitting and Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation February 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Copyright and Scholarly Publishing For more information, and...

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Annual Report: Cheering on the hometeam

UNB Communications

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Whether on the court or field, in the classroom or community, 2018-19 was a successful year for UNB’s athletes.  UNB Reds enjoyed a number of successes including the return of women’s hockey to the university. The young Reds team finished fourth in the eight-team Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, with a 13-11-4 record. UNB beat UPEI two-games-to-none in the first...

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Free Restorative Yoga at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


All are welcome to participate in a new Restorative Yoga class at URec. This free class will have a slow flow style and incorporate a variety of different postures that facilitate relaxation. Participants will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of the semester. The class will be suitable for beginner to advanced participants.   The class will be held on...

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Reminder, free desks and filing cabinets to give away at the Bookstore

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: January 29, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Before they get hauled away, drop over to the Bookstore to see if any of these free desks or filing cabinets would be of any use to you, ask for Shelley or Kim. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Nowlan Email Address: snowlan@unb.ca

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Annual Report: Achievements to be celebrated

UNB Communications

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Last year, UNB reached some key milestones which have been recognized and celebrated in the recently released Annual Report.   The appointment of Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle as the university’s 19th president and vice-chancellor was announced in January 2019.  He assumed the position in July 2019, when UNB’s 18th president and vice-chancellor, Dr. Eddy Campbell, stepped down at...

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FA/CPR and FA/CPR Refresher Training

Kim Perry

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton's Environmental Health and Safety Office is hosting a 'Workplace Standard First Aid CPR' two-day training course for UNB employees on March 2 and 3, and March 4 and 5, certifying you in First Aid/CPR for a three-year period providing you attend the annual one-day refresher. There will also be a FA Refresher on March 6 for those who have received their FA/CPR certification in the...

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Children needed for Clinical Psychology Graduate Student training

Barbara D'Entremont

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We are looking for children, between ages seven to 15 years who are making average or above average progress in school, to help graduate students in clinical psychology learn to administer psychological tests. This activity requires that your child spend two to three hours with a psychology graduate student in the Psychology Department on the UNB Fredericton campus.  His/her participation...

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Reminder: O365 Monthly Workshop on Jan. 29

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a SharePoint site or want to learn more about the features SharePoint offers?  Follow our showcase feature series in SharePoint Online or attend one of our monthly workshop sessions!  January workshop details:  Getting Started with SharePoint Sites  Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  In person: Peppin...

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PhD Candidate Jennifer M. Straub Oral Examination

Carol Ann Hatheway

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Jennifer M. Straub's PhD Oral Examination will be held on Thursday, Jan. at 1 p.m. in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 235. (Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Citizenship.) Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Carol Ann Hatheway Email Address: hatheway@unb.ca

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Kinesiology Graduate Student Colloquium

Leslie Harquail

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium, with MScKIN students Alex Dodgshon and Courtni Soucy, will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology Building, 208. All are welcome. MScKIN student Alex Dodgshon will present on the topic: “The Dynamics of Interpersonal Coordination and its’s Application to Individual and Team Sports.” Abstract; "Interpersonal coordination...

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Early closure of SUB Cafeteria/Atrium on Jan. 31

Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the entire Cafeteria Atrium will be closing at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, due to the Faculty of Engineering Awards Banquet. Tim Hortons will remain open until 3 p.m. and will be take-out only. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan Email Address: caravanl@unb.ca

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Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 116 Construction Advisory

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management, on the Fredericton Campus, wishes to advise that construction in Marshall d'Avray Hall, room 116, is scheduled to begin the first week of February and will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete. Minimal disruption is expected, however, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact Nathan Ward at Facilities Management 506-453-4889 or...

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New swim lesson programs at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: January 28, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


URec is pleased to announce three new swim programs beginning Sunday, Feb 2. The new programs include: Bronze Star: Sundays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Feb. 2 – March 29) This program is a prep course for the Bronze Medallion. Participants of this program will learn how to problem- solve and make lifesaving decisions. Participants will also develop CPR skills. This program includes a...

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Annual Report: Celebrating UNB students

UNB Communications

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s 2018-19 Annual Report is now available online. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you a selection of stories about members of the UNB community and their accomplishments. These stories were featured in the 2018-19 Annual Report.  Outstanding students recognized Nine students were recognized for their contributions to the university, the community and their academic...

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Third woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Donna Strickland on Thursday, Jan. 30, for the annual Bryan Priestman Memorial Lecture. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Toole Hall, 3. In her talk, titled “Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Dr. Strickland will discuss her award-winning research involving the development of...

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2020 Central Heating Shutdown on Fredericton campus

Tom Gilmore

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNBF Facilities Management wishes to advise faculty and staff of the 2020 Central Heating Plant Shutdown, which will begin at 00:01 hours on June 7, continuing through to 24:00 hours on June 11. The shutdown is necessary in order to carry out routine annual repairs. Steam will not be available for any purpose during the shutdown. Any questions should be addressed to the Energy Manager...

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D2L Brightspace Faculty Survey

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CETL invites faculty to provide feedback through this short (one to three minute) survey on their experience and satisfaction with UNB's learning management system D2L Brightspace. D2L Brightspace has been the LMS at UNB for eight years and has undergone many changes. Most teaching faculty use D2L to support teaching and learning, and we would like to know more about the current use and level...

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Public Research Presentation by Philip Leonard

Jodi O'Neill

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Economics is hosting a public research presentation by Philip Leonard, candidate for CIHR TIER 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Healthy Aging position on Friday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 205. Research Presentation: Does my Surgeon’s Experience Level Matter for my Procedure? All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Changes to SEED Program, 2020

Anita Connolly

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: Employment News


Please note that the government has made changes to the 2020 SEED Program.  In short, universities are being excluded from the program. *Students who wish to participate in the program will no longer enter a voucher system but will apply to positions directly.  News Release Further Information For more information, and any inquiries, please call 1-833-971-7333 or email...

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Cut/Paste/Resist: A Pop-Up Exhibition

Lori Quick

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


An opening reception for Cut/Paste/Resist: A Pop-Up Exhibition will be held on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building, 103. The University of New Brunswick’s Creative Writing Program, in co-operation with the UNB Art Centre, Student Union Building, Arts NB and the Jack Layton Chair at Ryerson University is pleased to present Cut/Paste/Resist: A Pop-Up Exhibition. The...

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MusicUNB Concert - Strings in the Woods

Yunjia Dai

Posted: January 27, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert - Strings in the Woods - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Artists: Atlantic Sinfonia (strings) Over the centuries, composers have looked to nature for musical inspiration. Rivers, mountains, valleys, and more have been popular themes composers use in their music. Through the music of Antonin Dvorak and Edward McDowell, trees and woodlands will...

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Preferred Mailing Address for 2019 T4 Income Tax Slips

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Payroll Services is seeking the assistance of our employees to verify we have your preferred mailing address information on file.  This will ensure your 2019 tax slips have your preferred residential mailing address listed and that they will reach their intended destination should we be required to send them via Canada Post.  Regular UNB Employees – to view or update your...

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UNB Fredericton Engineering Awards Dinner

Theresa D. Murray

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Fredericton Engineering Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 (reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.) in the Student Union Building. The Engineering Awards dinner is to recognize students in our Faculty who have won prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards, as well as achieved Dean’s list status in the past year.  This year we will also be celebrating...

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Panel Discussion at the UNB Art Centre: TRACE - Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis

Lori Quick

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre will host a panel discussion, TRACE:  Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. At the UNB Art Centre Join us for a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibit TRACE:  Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis which runs until February 14, 2020 at the UNB Art Centre. This panel discussion is free and will be held in the Memorial Hall...

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ISAO World Of Talent

Hillary Nguyen

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Fredericton International Student Advisor’s Office (ISAO) is excited to be hosting the third Annual “World of Talent” on Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Student Union Building.  ISAO World of Talent will showcase the talented international students we have studying on the UNB Fredericton campus, and feature performances from singing and dancing to playing...

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Varsity Home Games this weekend

Natasha Kelly

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


We have a packed weekend of volleyball and basketball at UNB Saint John, starting with our volleyball teams hosting STU on Friday, Jan. 31 with women's matches at 6 p.m. and men's at 8 p.m. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 1, we have our basketball squads facing UKC at home, women's tip off at 2 p.m. and men's at 4 p.m. Finishing off strong on Sunday, Feb. 2, varsity basketball again faces UKC with...

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Stay safe this winter - register for Saint John campus closure alerts

David Gillespie

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Winter has well and truly arrived, and with that comes the potential for some wild weather over the coming weeks. Be the first to know about any campus closures by registering your details now with UNB Saint John’s security team. In the event of a campus closure, or any potential emergency, security will be able notify you quickly with an automated message through SMS or email. Your...

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Learning Community Launches for Winter 2020

Dave Decker

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Student Services at UNB Saint John is pleased to announce the dates and times for the Winter offering of Learning Communities.  This winter, 15 courses have agreed to participate in the Learning Community program.  Students who complete the program are eligible for up to four bonus marks in one of the participating courses.  The program will run four sessions over an eight-week...

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Faculty of Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium

Leslie Harquail

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Charlene Shannon-McCallum, faculty member in the Faculty of Kinesiology, will present “Developing a Writing Habit: Promising Practices for Moving Writing Projects Forward” on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., in the Kinesiology Building, 208. Abstract: While academic writing can be a pleasurable and satisfying task, it can also be very challenging and lonely. Finding time...

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Introducing: O365 Monthly Workshops

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a SharePoint site or want to learn more about the features SharePoint offers? If so, follow our showcase feature series in SharePoint Online or attend one of our monthly workshop sessions! January workshop details: Getting Started with SharePoint Sites Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. In person: Peppin Computer Lab, Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 131 (Fredericton...

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Public Lecture by Dr. Marisa Young

Noha Eshra

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Canadian Research Chair in Mental Health and Work-Life Transitions, Dr. Marisa Young will present The 'Canadian Family-Friendly Community Resources for Better Balance, Health and Well-Being' Study: An Advanced Approach to Studying Residential Effects on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 239. Marisa Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at...

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Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 116 Construction Advisory

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: January 23, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise that construction at Marshall d’Avray Hall in room 116 is scheduled to begin late January, early February, and will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete. Minimal disruption is expected, however, if you have any concerns or questions, please contact Nathan Ward at Facilities Management 506-453-4889 or...

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You're invited to the Bi-Campus 2019-20 Budget Conversation - January 27

UNB Communications

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All faculty, staff and students are invited to a bi-campus conversation about UNB’s 2019-20 budget on Monday, Jan. 27 with President and Vice-Chancellor, Paul J. Mazerolle and Vice-President Administration and Finance, Karen Cunningham.    The event will feature an update on UNB’s 2019-20 budget and a brief outlook on UNB’s 2020-21 budget.  The conversation will...

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Be careful using the auto-complete feature in your email

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Email programs like Outlook and Apple Mail have many convenient features, including “auto-complete” – a feature that pre-populates email addresses as you start typing in a recipient’s email address. While this feature is efficient and saves time, there is a risk of mistakenly selecting the wrong recipient, which can lead to a privacy breach. In fact, sending email...

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Indigenous student wellness | Hand drumming and Powwow drumming

Chelsea Cullins

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


An Indigenous student cultural event entailing MWC’s drumming sessions will be held!    Have you always wanted to try drumming, but never knew where to begin?   Drop in and try hand drumming and powwow drumming as part of our holistic approach to Indigenous student wellness. All skill levels are welcome and there is no experience necessary. MWC is thrilled to announce that...

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HR Day on the Saint John campus

Morris Mendelson

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's Faculty of Business will host a panel of Human Resource Management Professionals on Friday, Jan. 24, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre.  Please join us to hear from a panel of six Human Resource Management Professionals discussing the exciting career opportunities in Human Resources, the kind of work they engage in, challenges and opportunities in...

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Public Lecture by Dr. Eric Weissman

Noha Eshra

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Eric Weissman is presenting a public lecture on Friday, Jan. 24, from 4 - 5 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 232 which is entitled, Public Ethnography and Public Sociology: addressing social problems in the 21st Century. Homelessness, addictions and poor mental health are pervasive matters of extreme public concern. In order to address these kinds of lived experiences, sociologists must employ a...

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CETL Offers Session: Increase Student Engagement with Poll Everywhere

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Emily Clark, CETL instructional Designer (Educational Technology), will facilitate this session on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 249. Increase interactivity and engagement in your classes with Poll Everywhere, UNB's Student Response System. Instructors ask questions in the classroom and students respond using their mobile devices (phones, tablets,...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you concerned about your glucose level or living with Type 2 diabetes? UNB Fredericton’s CELLAB in the Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for participants, age 19+, who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes to take part in the Exercise with Diabetes study. Participation includes a free fitness assessment and a free seven month exercising program with an exercise...

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CETL Offers Session - Efficient Grading & Feedback with Crowdmark (Hands-on)

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Emily Clark, CETL Instructional Designer (Educational Technology), will facilitate this session on Friday, Feb. 7, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., in Room Marshall d'Avray Hall, 249. Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading platform that can greatly enhance grading, feedback, redistribution and record-keeping for tests, assignments, essays, multiple choice tests, group exams, etc., and is useful...

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Unsold Textbooks will be sent back to the publishers from the UNBF Bookstore

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: January 22, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Bookstore is preparing to return the unsold textbooks from the Winter term back to the publishers starting the week of January 27th.  Books can be purchased in the store weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or on the website. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Nowlan Email Address:...

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Final Call for Strategic Planning Feedback

UNB Communications

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is currently engaged in Phase Three of the development of our next Strategic Plan.  In mid-December, a draft of the Strategic Vision, UNB Toward 2030, was made available to the UNB community.   The UNB community is encouraged to email feedback, comments and concerns to strategic.planning@unb.ca.  Feedback will be collected until the end of day...

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Cybersecurity Alert: Beware of tax refund email scams

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With another tax season upon us, faculty, staff and students across Canada are once again being targeted by scam emails claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and asking you to click a link to claim your tax refund. Be on the lookout for tax refund scams - if you receive an email like this, do not click any links or open any attachments. Instead, log in to your CRA account...

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Theatre UNB Presents The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

John C. Ball

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Theatre UNB presents the highly energetic and wonderfully silly spy-parody The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow from Jan. 29 - Feb. 1. After a chance encounter at the theatre, Richard Hannay suddenly finds his boring life filled with espionage and intrigue. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt. Chock full of...

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MusicUNB Concert - Meeting Points

Yunjia Dai

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A free MusicUNB Concert entitled, Meeting Points will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12 - 1 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Artist(s): Emily Kennedy (cello) & Mark Kleyn (viola) In the space between morning and afternoon, this noon-hour concert will blur the boundaries between the familiar and unique. Pallmer is a New Brunswick based duo, consisting of Mark Kleyn (viola) and Emily Kennedy (cello)....

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Free desks, shelves, filing cabinets and more at the Bookstore

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fredericton Bookstore is moving things around and have many desks, filing cabinets, a credenza, chairs and shelves to give away. Please drop in and ask for Shelley. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Nowlan Email Address: snowlan@unb.ca

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Metal Cabinet available

Edward Czerwinski

Posted: January 21, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management is offering a four shelf red metal cabinet - dimensions approximately 5' 6" high x 3' wide x 18" deep.  Photos are available, or to view contact Ed Czerwinski by email or 453-4905. There is no cost for this cabinet.  The interested party must arrange for moving.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Join us in celebrating the official relocation of UNB Saint John’s MBA program Uptown

Communications

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Come tour our new space and hear about an announcement on an important new partnership that will enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the region.   Join UNB President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB Vice-President Saint John, Dr. Petra Hauf, MP Wayne Long, EDGSJ Chair Andrew Oland and Mayor Don Darling for this historic announcement.   The event will take place on Thursday,...

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Reminder: UNB simulated phishing campaign begins this week

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Starting this week, faculty, staff and students will be part of an ongoing simulated phishing campaign through UNB’s cybersecurity awareness program (Beauceron). What this means to you You’ll periodically receive simulated phishing emails designed to look like real phishing attempts (i.e., malicious emails that look legitimate and try and trick you into clicking a link and/or...

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Public presentation by Heather Millar, tenure-track candidate

Zabrina Hamilton

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Political Science is hosting a public presentation by Heather Millar, candidate for a tenure-track position in comparative politics with a focus on environmental politics.  The presentation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 9 - 10 a.m., in Tilley Hall, 303.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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RBC Student Pitch Competition 2020

Samson Odafe Okpara

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The RBC Student Pitch Competition is a takeoff of the elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is designed to give a concise overview of a product, service, or idea taking no longer than the duration of an elevator ride.  The next RBC Student Pitch Competition will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 1 - 5 p.m. The application deadline is 11:30 p.m. on March 16.  The finalists...

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Reduced hours at Card Office on Jan. 21

UNB Card Office

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the UNB Card Office located in the SUB will be open for reduced hours to allow our staff to attend training. Jan. 21 hours: OPEN: 8 – 8:30 a.m. CLOSED: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. OPEN: 1:30 – 4 p.m. If you need immediate assistance while the office is closed, please email ucard@unb.ca; this email will continue to be monitored. For information on your UCard...

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Quality Assurance Review of Student Services - UNBF

Kimberly Macklin

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A quality assurance review of UNBF's Student Services, initiated earlier this year, is now engaged in the external consultation phase of the department’s operations.  Input from faculty members, staff and students is an important part of the assessment of the unit’s operations. External consultants will visit campus on January 20 and 21 when they will meet with members of the...

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UNB’s Summer Institute seeking applications for 12-week paid accelerator program

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is seeking early stage companies with innovative ideas that are interested in participating in the Summer Institute’s 2020 cohort. The Summer Institute, a 12-week interdisciplinary accelerator program that was developed in 2014, accepts five to seven companies each year....

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Election interference is focus of UNB’s next cyber lecture

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will host a public lecture on Thursday, Jan. 23  focused on election interference presented by Dr. David Thaw, professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Thaw is also founding director of the CyREN Laboratory and an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, blockchain and related law and technology issues. This...

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Third woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Donna Strickland on Thursday, Jan. 30, for the annual Bryan Priestman Memorial Lecture. In her talk, titled “Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Dr. Strickland will discuss her award-winning research involving the development of chirped pulsed amplification (CPA). This...

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Varsity Basketball hosts STU

Natasha Kelly

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


Varsity basketball is gearing up for an exciting match up at home this weekend, as the Seawolves host STU on Sunday, Jan. 26. Women's tip off is at 2 p.m. and men's is at 4 p.m. in the Athletics Centre. Admission is $5 for adults and students enter for free! For full competition schedule, results and statistics, visit the website. Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact...

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Bring your conference home!

Beth Wallace

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Let's invite others to Meet, Stay and Celebrate at UNB! Is there a conference, workshop or event that you would like to come to Fredericton?  We want to help you bring it here!   Reach out to us and tell us the group and we will relay how easy it will be for you to showcase research and academic successes, provide networking and educational opportunities for students and staff, and...

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New campus beekeeping club looking for volunteers of all experience levels – FR

Renee D'Souza

Posted: January 20, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Have you heard the latest buzz? UNB Sustainability is currently seeking staff and faculty who are interested in joining a new beekeeping club (UNBees) on the Fredericton campus. All levels of experience are welcome. UNBees will be primarily student-run throughout the academic year and will offer a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity. We are looking for staff and faculty who are...

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Interested in becoming a volunteer Exercise Leader for Older Adults (age 50+ years)?

Amanda Lee

Posted: January 16, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


Zoomers on the Go is a free, peer-led exercise program that is being delivered across the province. We are recruiting for individuals who can volunteer their time to lead a 12-week exercise program at any location they choose in New Brunswick. These are group exercise classes with about 20-25 participants. The classes involve a mixture of aerobic training, resistance exercises, balance...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for eighth year

UNB Communications

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For the eighth consecutive year, The University of New Brunswick has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers in 2020.  The list, published by Atlantic Business Magazine, recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The evaluation takes into account performance management, training and skills...

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3rd Annual Harm Reduction Symposium: Time’s Up

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 3rd Annual Harm Reduction Symposium: Time’s Up will be held in Saint John on March 27 and 28, 2020.  The genesis of the harm reduction symposium was a call to action in addressing the large number of opioid-related overdoses that have become a crisis in Canada, as well as dealing with related issues of blood-borne infections, secondary health concerns (e.g....

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Funding Opportunity: Teaching and Learning Priority Fund - Call for Submissions

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The CETL is now accepting submissions for the Teaching and Learning Priority Fund (Fredericton campus). Submissions are accepted online via eServices, and the submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Would you like to try something new in your class that results in more effective and efficient student learning? Is there a project you’ve considered but don’t have the funds? This...

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Educational Technology Newsletter: Winter 2020

Kris Doucet

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Winter 2020 edition of the Educational Technology Newsletter is now available. This edition features information on:  Video Conferencing on the Saint John campus Changes Coming to the Scantron Marking System Playing DVDs While Connected to the Wireless AV Defending Your Marks Using Rubrics New O365 SharePoint Site and more Past editions of the newsletter can be found on the ISS...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with MScKIN Students

Leslie Harquail

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with MScKIN students Benjamin Colpitts and Oscar Ortiz will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology Building, 208.  All are welcome. MScKin student Benjamin Colpitts will present, “Plasma Irisin Secretion in Youth: is Exercise Intensity Important? The PACE Study.” Abstract; Background: The prevalence of overweight and...

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Video Conference at UNB, Saint John Web Page

Kris Doucet

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Information Services & Systems department has created a new web page to help navigate the video conference tools available on the Saint John campus. The page provides details on which rooms provide dedicated Polycom video conference equipment as well as information on the tools you need to host Skype for Business or Teams video conference meetings. Web cameras are available for...

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Reminder: UNB-owned Windows 7 computers no longer supported on the UNB network

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Effective Wednesday, Jan. 15th, UNB-owned computers running Windows 7 can no longer access the UNB network or secure services. If you have a UNB-owned Windows 7 computer, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk to have your computer updated. Note: It’s important that you back up your files before your computer is updated. Why is this necessary? As of Jan. 14, 2020,...

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UNBF Physics Department Seminar

Penny Davenport

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:26:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Dr. Dennis Tokaryk, UNBF, will present, New experiments in the laser lab: laser-induced fluorescence combined with Fourier transform spectroscopy. “The UNB laser spectroscopy laboratory specializes in studying gas-phase molecules containing a metal atom....

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Caroline Purdy appointed as Director of Teaching and Learning Services, CETL

Kathy Wilson

Posted: January 15, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On behalf of the Search Committee, and pending approval of the UNB Board of Governors, it is announced that Caroline Purdy has been appointed as the Director of Teaching and Learning Services, within the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL).  The three-year term commenced Jan. 1, 2020.  The role is central to CETL’s mission to promote effective and engaging teaching...

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Winter Safety Tips

Kim Perry

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Winter arrives every year and creates slippery conditions for both walking and driving. While UNB endeavours to keep the campus as safe as possible, the following are some winter safety tips that we can all use to make walking and driving around our campus safer. When on foot, one of the most important factors in keeping safe through the winter months is seasonally appropriate clothing and, in...

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The UNB Art Centre rings in the new year with TRACE

Lori Quick

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre rings in the new year with TRACE TRACE: Tracing the Space of the Refugee Crisis opens at the UNB Art Centre on Friday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. and will be on display until February 14. This exhibition features 14 large format digital prints and a documentary film that examine the 2015 European refugee crisis of 2015. The Documentary film was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the...

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UNB Saint John - Facilities Management Survey

Angie Robichaud

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In an effort to improve the customer service level within the Facilities Management Department at UNB Saint John, we would like your opinion! We value your input and appreciate your time spent answering a few questions for us. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Angie Robichaud Email Address: Angie.Robichaud@unb.ca

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KIN KIDS - A guided, active play program for ages five - 12

Linda O'Brien

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


KINKIDS is an 11 week program designed to engage children in the pleasures and benefits of guide play and physical activity.  Led by Kinesiology students, the program offers a variety of fun interactive activities intended to develop physical literacy skills, while also having a positive impact on children's active play behaviours. DATES:    January 13 to April 6 (no program...

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Exploring Jesus - A Weekly Worship Experience

Michael Bravener

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:24:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29, Campus Ministry invites you to Exploring Jesus - A Weekly Worship Experience. These 45-minute gatherings (from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.) are a safe place to ask questions and use your creative talents and gifts to explore who Jesus is. These gatherings will happen every Wednesday with the exception of the study break in March. For more information email...

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URec Orientations

Colin Bowley

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


Are you new or returning to the gym? Want to learn how to use certain equipment? If so, sign up today for a free Strength Centre Orientation at URec! An orientation provides: Guidance while you begin or continue your fitness journey. Direction for correct use of strength training equipment. Information on pre-set machine programs. Instruction for proper use of cardio...

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Pickleball Club at UNB Saint John

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: January 14, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


Interested in playing Pickleball? If so, join us every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the gymnasium! We want to grow the sport of Pickleball in the Greater Saint John area, in a safe and fun atmosphere. Becoming a member means staying fit, having fun and being social! Visit the link for more information or contact Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca  Category: Athletics Recreation...

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Strategic Planning Town Hall

UNB Communications

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is currently engaged in Phase Three of the development of our next Strategic Plan.  In mid-December, a draft of the Strategic Vision, UNB Toward 2030, was made available to the UNB community. All members of the UNB community are invited to attend the Strategic Planning Town Halls that will be held on each campus this week. Saint John: Wednesday, Jan. 15,...

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Faculty of Business Research Colloquium

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Faculty of Business will hold a Research Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 17, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 239. Session 1 (10:45 – 11:30 a.m.) Addressing Social Issues through Identification and Application of Smart Cities Initiatives Presenter: Milad Pirayegar Emrouzeh, Ph.D. Candidate, IDST, UNB Saint John Session 2 (11:45 a.m. – 12:30...

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Farewell Reception for John Bigger

Janice Hicks

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of Capital Planning and Operations would like to invite you to attend a farewell reception for John Bigger, Interim Associate Vice-President, Campus Operations (Fredericton) on Friday, Jan. 17, from 2 - 4 p.m., in the Great Hall of Sir Howard Douglas Hall. In January 2009, John came to UNB to take the position of Manager, Real Estate and Property Development in the Office of...

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Working Group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places

UNB Communications

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In light of concern from the UNB Law Students’ Society with respect to the naming of Ludlow Hall, and as a post-secondary institution committed to Truth and Reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion, UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul Mazerolle has established the Working Group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places. In an effort to keep the process...

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Talking about Teaching Groups

Caroline Purdy

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Consider joining a Talking about Teaching group which consists of five to 5-10 professors and instructors meeting every three weeks to discuss teaching-related topics.  This term's groups will be on the following days and times (locations will be chosen depending on the location of the majority of members): Group 1- Mondays, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Mar. 9, Mar....

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Guided writing retreat for faculty and graduate students at UNB Saint John

David Ross

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and graduate students, on the Saint John campus, are invited to attend a guided writing retreat taking place on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Hans W. Klohn Commons.  The session will run from 8:45 a.m. until noon and is part of a new, ongoing Friday morning co-writing group which launched at the beginning of the semester. Dr. Charlene Shannon-McCallum, professor in the faculty of...

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Ian Fraser

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Ian Fraser, St. Thomas University, will deliver a colloquium entitled, "Does Eyewitness’ Fallibility Require Expert Testimony?" on Friday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. in Keirstead Hall's Snodgrass Lounge (K105). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Does Eyewitness’ Fallibility Require Expert Testimony? In the seminal case of R. vs McIntosh (1997), Daniel Yarmey of...

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Public presentation by Antulio Rosales, tenure-track candidate

Zabrina Hamilton

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Political Science is hosting a public presentation by Antulio Rosales, candidate for a tenure-track position in comparative politics with a focus on environmental politics.  The presentation will take place on Friday, Jan. 17, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in Tilley Hall, 205.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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MusicUNB Concert - Quartet for the End of Time

Yunjia Dai

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert will feature a Quartet for the End of Time on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Featured artists include: Richard Hornsby (clarinet), Nadia Francavilla (violin), Paul Pulford (cello), Carl Gionet (piano), & Stephen Hutchings (artist). Eight paintings for eight movements. Surrounded by Stephen Hutchings’ paintings, musicians Nadia Francavilla (violin),...

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Lateral Filing Cabinets Available

Jenn Meade

Posted: January 13, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Biology Department has seven, four-drawer lateral filing cabinets and one, three-drawer lateral filing cabinet available. If interested, please contact the main Biology office at 453-4583 or email biology@unb.ca Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jenn Meade Email Address: Jenn.Meade@unb.ca

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Walter Learning

Communications Office

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Walter Learning, who passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Fredericton, NB. He was 81. Originally from Quidi Vidi, Nfld., Walter began studying at the University of New Brunswick in 1957. After receiving his BA in philosophy, he completed a master of arts at UNB in 1963 and then a PhD at the Australian National...

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Crisis Support Line Available due to Recent Traumatic Event in Iran

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We are saddened and devastated by the news of those who lost their lives in the plane crash in Iran. This unfortunate event led to the loss of many Canadians, and our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragic event. A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses.  People are affected in their hearts and minds which can...

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2020 Vacation Accrual for Support Staff

Human Resources

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 2020 Vacation Accrual for Support Staff (only) has been completed and you should be able to see this on your e-Services under "Personal" then "Vacation and Leave" tab. For those who have purchased additional vacation days, your plan is listed as "Purchased Vacation."  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (506) 453-4648 or email hrandod@unb.ca. Be sure to...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John campus is now accepting 2020/21 capital budget submissions. In order to access Non-Space/A&R funding, applications must fully meet the eligibility criteria established by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. These criteria are summarized on the link found on eServices>Financial> Application for Priority Funding at https://eservices.unb.ca.  Important Notes: -...

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Introducing: O365 a la carte training

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking for training to help you make the most of Teams, SharePoint, or other O365 tools?  New in-person training options are now available by request for UNB faculty and staff.  Full details are available on the new UNB O365 resource site: go.unb.ca/unbo365 O365 à la carte training is available for groups of five or more, and covers a wide variety of topics,...

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Kelley Bird named Director of the Student Accessibility Centre (Fredericton)

Sara Rothman

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Student Services, Fredericton campus, is pleased to announce the new Director of the Student Accessibility Centre, Kelley Bird. Kelley has been a dedicated staff member with the Centre for more than two decades.  Most recently, Kelley was the Centre’s  Accessibility Resource Coordinator and prior to that was the Assistant to the Director.  Kelley completed her Master...

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Quality Assurance Review of Student Services - UNBF

Kimberly Macklin

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A quality assurance review of Student Services, initiated earlier this year, is now engaged in the external consultation phase of the department’s operations.  Input from faculty members, staff, and students is an important part of the assessment of the unit’s operations. External consultants will visit campus on January 20 and 21 when they will meet with members of the...

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UNB English Language Programme night course

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: January 10, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Academic English as a Second Language evening courses provide ongoing language support to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.  These credit courses are designed to provide continued language enhancement for students whose first language is not English.  Undergraduate courses (AESL 1012, 2012), a graduate course (AESL 6022) and non-credit offerings (CELP 1002, CELP 1004) are...

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Vigil for recent events in Iran

Hassan Heidarian

Posted: January 9, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The executive of the UNB Persia team is holding a vigil to commemorate lost loved ones at the Alumni Memorial Lounge in Fredericton on Friday, Jan. 10, from 4-5 p.m. We would like to extend our thanks to all those who have expressed their sympathy and support for the recent incidents in Iran, in particular the crash of the passenger...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: January 9, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 3 - 4 p.m., in K.C. Irving Hall, 107. QUEST-SJ brings together researchers, academics, students and other stakeholders from across disciplines and sectors to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area.  Membership currently represents a broad range of qualitative research expertise, interest across...

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CETL Offers D2L Training January - March 2020

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 9, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CETL is hosting a variety of D2L (Brightspace) workshops from January to March, ranging from a general overview of D2L upgrades, to more in-depth looks at specific tools.  The workshop titles, dates and times are listed below: D2L Fundamentals – Monday, Jan. 20 (10 – 11 a.m.)  D2L Lockers & Groups – Friday, Jan. 24 (10 – 11 a.m.) D2L Groups & Discussions...

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UNB-wide simulated phishing campaign starting Jan. 20

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Starting Jan. 20, faculty, staff and students will be part of an ongoing simulated phishing campaign through UNB’s cybersecurity awareness program (Beauceron). What this means to you You’ll periodically receive simulated phishing emails designed to look like real phishing attempts (i.e., malicious emails that look legitimate and try and trick you into clicking a link and/or...

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Farewell Reception for John Bigger

Janice Hicks

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of Capital Planning and Operations would like to invite you to attend a farewell reception for John Bigger, Interim Associate Vice-President, Campus Operations (Fredericton) on Friday, Jan. 17, from 2 - 4 p.m., in the Great Hall of Sir Howard Douglas Hall. In January 2009, John came to UNB to take the position of Manager, Real Estate and Property Development in the Office of...

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Has your TD1 personal tax credit eligibility changed?

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you’ve had a change in eligible personal tax credits, such as you’ve had a change in eligible dependent benefits, you have another employer or you have additional changes or exemptions; you must complete new TD1 and TD1NB forms for 2020.  Please note that on the 2020 TD1NB form Line 4, (Tuition Amounts) has been added. If this credit applies to you and you wish to claim an...

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Mailing Address for 2019 Employee Tax Slips

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Payroll Services is seeking the assistance of our employees to verify we have your preferred mailing address information on file.  This will ensure your 2019 tax slips have your preferred residential mailing address listed, and that they will reach their intended destination should we be required to send them via Canada Post.  Regular UNB Employees – to view or update your...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you concerned about your glucose level or living with Type 2 diabetes? If so, UNB Fredericton’s CELLAB in the Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for participants, age 19+, who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes to take part in the Exercise with Diabetes study. Participation includes a free fitness assessment and a free seven month exercising program with an...

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Learn Guitar in Group Classes at UNBF

Mark Kleyn

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:18:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Pick up that dusty guitar and learn the basics of guitar playing with the guidance of an instructor. By the time you’re done the 10-week series, you’ll know proper technique, picking and strumming patterns, and all the chords you’ll need to start playing your favorite songs! Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 23 to April 2, 2020 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $150 (+HST) Instructor: Tony...

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Get into the History of Jazz in new Short-Course at UNB

Mark Kleyn

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:17:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Well-known Fredericton musician and educator, Don Bossé explores the story of jazz from its formation to its current state as an art form. Discover key players in the game, like Canada's Oscar Peterson, and enjoy curated listening experiences. Dates: Mondays, Jan. 20 to Feb. 10, 2020 Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: $99 (+HST) Instructor: Don Bossé Location: Memorial Hall R27 Find additional...

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Learn the History of Canadian Fiddle Music in New Short-Course

Mark Kleyn

Posted: January 8, 2020 10:16:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Come explore fiddling from across Canada! Over this four-week workshop we will look at fiddle styles from different regions, where these styles came from, and what makes each one unique. Let’s explore how we as Canadians have taken fiddle music and made it our own! Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, 2020 Time: 7 - 8 p.m. Fee: $99 (+HST) Instructor: Katherine Moller Location: Memorial...

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Strategic Planning Town Hall

UNB Communications

Posted: January 7, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is currently engaged in Phase Three of the development of our next Strategic Plan.  In mid-December, a draft of the Strategic Vision, UNB Towards 2030, was made available to the UNB community.  All members of the UNB community are invited to attend the Strategic Planning Town Halls that will be held on each campus next week. Saint John: Wednesday, Jan....

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Upcoming Sessions for Mawoluhkhotipon Ally & Safe Space Program

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: January 7, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Mawoluhkhotipon Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples is an innovative program that provides insight to Indigenous culture, historical background of colonization, and an understanding of what it means to be an ally. Developed in collaboration with Elders and Indigenous community members in New Brunswick, this program supports the mandate of UNB’s Truth and...

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Kick off the new year with new skills - Behaviour 101 - Disponible en français !

Rachel Watters

Posted: January 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Looking for ways to navigate the Autism Spectrum with your child? We can help. Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers courses offer possible solutions to everyday challenges faced by individuals on the Autism Spectrum. This program is also available in French. The online courses cover various topics and teach skills based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis....

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Winter pool schedule

Colin Bowley

Posted: January 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


The winter schedule at the SMA Pool is now underway and continues until April 26, 2020. Patrons are also invited to take advantage of our free drop-in week, which runs until Sunday, Jan. 12. During drop-in week, try a lap swim, open rec swim and/or join in on our popular Deep Water Aqua Express program for free! Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact...

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Pre-Retirement 1001: Your UNB Guide to Retirement

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  Please join us for Pre-Retirement 1001: Your UNB Guide to Retirement being held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre, UNBF OR Thursday, Jan. 23, from 1:30 - 5 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge, Thomas J. Condon Student...

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New UNB O365 Site Launch

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Curious about what’s available through Office 365 (O365)?  Need training or resources to make the most of Teams, SharePoint, or other O365 tools?  Looking for reasons why O365 should matter to you?  Visit UNB’s new O365 resource: the UNB O365 site!  http://go.unb.ca/unbo365 This new site is your connection to:  upcoming O365 announcements and...

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Public presentation by Nadège Compaoré, tenure-track candidate

Zabrina Hamilton

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Political Science is hosting a public presentation by Nadège Compaoré, candidate for a tenure-track position in comparative politics with a focus on environmental politics.  The presentation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 – 10 a.m., in Tilley Hall, 303. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Child Participants and their parents needed for Graduate Student Training Activity

Scott Ronis

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Children/youths (ages 5 to 16) and their parents are needed to participate in interviews with graduate students in clinical psychology who are learning to work with young people. Sessions require one to two hours and will take place either in Keirstead Hall or in the Psychological Wellness Centre at UNBF. Participants will receive gift certificates for their time. For more information, parents...

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Retirement reception for Jody Gorham

Sara Rothman

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton's Student Services is hosting a retirement reception in honour of Jody Gorham, Director, Student Accessibility Centre. This event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 3 - 4:30 p.m., in the Alumni Lounge, Alumni Memorial Building. Please join us as we celebrate Jody and wish her well on her next adventure! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Sara...

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KIN Kids Physical Literacy program for ages 5-12

Greg Duquette

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


KIN KIDS is a Faculty of Kinesiology, 11-week program designed to engage children in the pleasures and benefits of guided play and physical activity. Led by Kinesiology students, the program offers a variety of fun and interactive activities intended to develop physical literacy skills, while also having a positive impact on children’s active play behaviours. When and Where? ...

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MusicUNB Concert - Quartet for the End of Time

Yunjia Dai

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert will feature a Quartet for the End of Time on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The featured artists include: Richard Hornsby (clarinet), Nadia Francavilla (violin), Paul Pulford (cello), Carl Gionet (piano) and Stephen Hutchings (artist). Eight paintings for eight movements. Surrounded by Stephen Hutchings’ paintings, musicians Nadia Francavilla...

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Varsity Home Games this weekend

Natasha Kelly

Posted: January 6, 2020 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


It's the first weekend of home varsity sports after the break, and the Seawolves could not be more stoked! On Saturday, Jan. 11, varsity basketball hosts MTA with women's tip off at 2 p.m. and men's at 4 p.m. in the Athletics Centre. On Sunday, Jan. 12, women's volleyball is hosting DAC with matches beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and students enter for free! For full competition...

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UNB research chair appointed to the Order of Canada

UNB Communications

Posted: January 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Derek Lister, professor emeritus and Research Chair in Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is one of the 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The honours were announced on Dec. 27, 2019, by Governor General Julie Payette. Read more about Dr. Lister on the UNB Newsroom. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email...

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safeTALK Workshop

Tanya Jones

Posted: January 3, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


At a LivingWorks safeTALK workshop, you'll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. Participating in the workshop is an important layer in building capacity for suicide prevention in any community.   This is a free workshop available to UNB students and will be held in the Kinesiology Building,...

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Drop-in Week at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: January 3, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in trying a progressive program this winter, but don't want to commit so soon? Drop-in Week has you covered! Try any general population program for free during the week of Jan. 6 - 12. General population programs available for drop-in include: Beginner Ballroom Dance CORE-Operate Hip Hop Jazz Dance Pilates Barre Pilates with Props Yoga for Power and Grace Vinyasa...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: January 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John campus is now accepting 2020/21 capital budget submissions. In order to access Non-Space/A&R funding, applications must fully meet the eligibility criteria established by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. These criteria are summarized on the link found on eServices>Financial> Application for Priority Funding at https://eservices.unb.ca.  Important Notes: -...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Donna Wallace

Communications Office

Posted: January 2, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Donna Wallace, who passed away on Dec. 20, 2019. in Fredericton. Originally from Fredericton, Donna began working part-time in UNB Fredericton’s registrar’s office in the 1960s and then full-time in 1968. In those early days, students registered in the lobby of the Old Arts Building and their...

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Water shutdown in Hazen Hall on Jan. 3

Grant Allen

Posted: January 2, 2020 10:49:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be aware that water will be shut down to Hazen Hall on Jan. 3, starting at 8 a.m. and lasting for approximately five hours. During this time please use washroom facilities in another building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Grant Allen Email Address: gallen1@unb.ca

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Travel Study Program - Greece information sessions

Angela Peters

Posted: January 2, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Greece 2020 travel study trip provides a three-week field-trip to Greece, which combines the study of central aspects of Greek antiquity with an experience of modern Hellenic society. We visit both well known sites—such as the Acropolis of Athens, the Stadium of Olympia, and the Oracle of Delphi—and a selection of important, but less-frequented sites (including some not yet open...

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UNB English Language Programme Winter Course Offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: January 2, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB English Language Programme offers a variety of formats to students whose first language is not English. The following formats are available to students of all proficiency levels, beginner to advanced: Academic English as a Second Language evening courses provide ongoing language support to full-time undergraduate and graduate students. These credit courses are designed to provide...

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