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Call for Online Nominations for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching (Deadline May 8)

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: May 1, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There is still time!  Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 8. Make sure your excellent teachers get the recognition they deserve! At this time, nominations can be submitted online only. More details...

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Connecting with others during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: April 30, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The transitions we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 can present new challenges.  The UNB Bi-Campus Health Response Steering Committee has compiled a list of strategies units across UNB are using to support colleagues.   There are many ways we can maintain a sense of community to virtually connect with colleagues and to continue a sense of normalcy while self-isolating and...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: April 30, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature Methodological Focus: Using Qualitative Description to Explore Perceptions, Experiences and, Behaviors of Healthcare Providers (Dr. Kerrie Luck, University of New Brunswick). QUEST-SJ brings together researchers, academics, students and other stakeholders from across...

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Participants wanted for perception research

Corinna D. McFeaters

Posted: April 29, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Individuals 19 years of age and older with normal vision (or corrected to normal) are invited to participate in an online experiment investigating duration discrimination for novel and repeated visual stimuli for Corinna McFeaters, a graduate student working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Voyer, from the Psychology Department of the University of New Brunswick on the Fredericton...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Allan Ezra Gotlieb

Communications Office

Posted: April 28, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Allan Ezra Gotlieb, who passed away on Saturday, April 18, in Toronto. He was 92. Originally from Winnipeg, Allan was a Rhodes scholar who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Oxford and Harvard University. He held various senior positions with the Canadian public...

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UNB's Psychological Wellness Centre Launches Brief Telepsychology Service

Dr. Meghan Richards

Posted: April 28, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) is offering free short-term psychological services to students, faculty, staff, and their family members.  These services will be provided using video conferencing technology with the aim of assisting clients with stress management, the development of coping skills, and the provision of emotional support.  This...

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Submit your lab software requests for the fall semester

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 28, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in fall 2020 that requires your students to use software not currently available at UNB? New software requests for UNB computer labs must be submitted by July 15 via UNB’s lab software request form to be fully tested and in place for the fall semester. See ITS’s lab software policy for more details. When purchasing your software, please ask the vendor if...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Hans Walter Klohn

Communications Office

Posted: April 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Hans Walter Klohn, who passed away on April 15, 2020 in Saint John, NB. He was 92. Originally from Kiel, Germany, Hans immigrated to Canada in 1952 to oversee a structural steel contract for Irving Pulp and Paper. He was appointed as the mill’s construction manager by K.C. Irving shortly thereafter....

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Reminder: The McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation

Renee Audet-Martel

Posted: April 27, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


2020 Call for Nominations There is a current need for recent PhD graduates to possess both skills and experience in academia and industry/innovation.  To address this need and to help bridge the gap between academia and industry The McCain Foundation has graciously agreed to sponsor the McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation.  Those who are selected to become McCain...

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Online Workshop - Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB

Cat Squires

Posted: April 27, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB and the Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights will be hosting a two-hour online workshop titled, Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB. (Open to both UNBF and UNBSJ.) Participants will be engaged in an interactive event designed to further educate UNB students,...

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Mourning the passing of PhD student Joseph Wendell Blades

Communications Office

Posted: April 25, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of UNB PhD student Joseph (Joe) Wendell Blades, who passed away on Wednesday, April 22. He was 58.  Originally from Halifax, Joe grew up in Elmsdale and Dartmouth. He received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1988 and a...

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UNB Libraries Planned Website Outage – April 28

Susan Oliver

Posted: April 24, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries' main website, and other library-hosted sites, will be offline Tuesday, April 28 beginning at 7 a.m. to allow maintenance to our IT infrastructure. The outage will include the main library website, proxy server, access to electronic resources, reserves system, repositories, and other library-developed/hosted projects. We expect that access will be restored before noon. If you need...

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UNB’s Promise Partnership continues to support local schoolchildren

Fiona Hendrie

Posted: April 24, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership initiative has continued to support local youth in the community throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The Promise Partnership runs an ongoing program that pairs children from Hazen White-St. Francis School with UNB volunteers to provide educational support through structured literacy activities. Although now unable to meet in person, the mentors continue...

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Reminder: Call for Nominations for The University of New Brunswick Award for Excellence in Research

Renee Audet-Martel

Posted: April 24, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This award is intended to honour faculty who are representative of outstanding research, scholarly, or creative achievements at the University of New Brunswick. The Award for Excellence in Research promotes and celebrates an environment that supports intellectual inquiry and discovery. Eligibility: A candidate must be a full-time tenure-track member of faculty who has been at UNB for a minimum...

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Mourning the passing of Cree Elder Sheila Croteau

Communications Office

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of Cree Elder Sheila Croteau, who suddenly passed away in a house fire on April 5, 2020 in Rothesay, NB. She was 66. Originally from the Prairies, Sheila was a Sixties Scoop Survivor who passionately advocated for Indigenous peoples. Over the years, she served as a former Chief and current Elder, while working at the Church of St....

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Congratulations to 2020 Graduating Student Leaders

Mary Duffley

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We couldn’t be together for our annual UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leadership Awards Dinner, so we wanted to recognize a group of students who have so positively impacted and shaped our community. We are so proud of the voluntary contributions and outstanding leadership our graduating students have shown to their academic program, to initiatives on campus or to UNB Saint John as a...

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UNB nursing grads join the COVID-19 fight

UNB Communications

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Fourth-year nursing students from the University of New Brunswick graduated earlier than usual this year to allow them to join the fight against COVID-19. The Nursing Association of New Brunswick has provided UNB graduates with a temporary license, which means they can be hired to work in healthcare immediately. While the application process remained the same, the license approvals were...

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Call for Applications for Sandra Irving Scholarship (Students majoring in Political Science)

Julia Bachman

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As a way of helping, encouraging and inspiring students, Sandra Irving, a graduate of UNB Saint John in Political Science, established the Sandra Irving Scholarship, valued at $10,000.   The scholarship applies to students at UNBSJ majoring in Political Science who have completed a minimum of 15 term courses.  If you know of a student to whom this would apply, please share this...

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Anthony Enman Unsung Hero Award Recipient

Mary Duffley

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Montanna Meyer is the 2020 recipient of the Anthony Enman Unsung Hero Award as part of the UNB Associated Alumni Graduating Student Leadership Awards program. The honor values outstanding contributions to the Saint John campus, and those who place community causes ahead of oneself, all while demonstrating successful academic performance. An incredible ambassador for UNB Saint John,...

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Dr. Carol J. Nemeroff named dean of Renaissance College​

Communications Office

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Carol J. Nemeroff has been named dean of Renaissance College at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Dr. Nemeroff is currently a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Southern Maine (USM), as well as a co-founder and principal at the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC) at USM. She is a licensed psychologist in Arizona, former...

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Student Health Centre - Virtual Visits

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The  Student Health Centre Saint John Campus has transitioned to virtual operations in response to COVID-19. We are working remotely and are responding to student requests via email and telephone.  The Nurse Practitioner is available for virtual e-visits via video, phone or email consultation for common illnesses, injuries, common health concerns and questions and prescription...

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O365 Monthly Workshop – April 29

Heidi Harding

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft O365 offers?  Follow our feature showcase in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop:  Tools for Organization and Project Management  Wednesday, April 29, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Live Event  This month's workshop will focus on several new...

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The UNB Art Centre’s Leisure Learning Courses Go Online

Lori Quick

Posted: April 23, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre’s Leisure Learning Courses Go Online Social distancing doesn’t have to mean the end of learning together. Try our fun, educational and creative Leisure Learning courses – offered conveniently online. Since COVID-19 has required that we suspend all of our in-person Leisure Learning courses, we have been hard at work looking into alternative delivery methods....

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Mary Louise Luck

Communications Office

Posted: April 22, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Mary Louise Luck, who passed away on March 27 in Fredericton. She was 77. A master of education graduate from UNB (1990), Mary Louise managed bookstores in Ottawa, Montreal and Fredericton. She began working as a counsellor at UNB’s Counselling Services in September 1995. Throughout her career, Mary...

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Call for Online Nominations for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 21, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There is still time!  Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teachers gets the recognition they deserve! At this time, nominations can be...

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Fiscal Year End here!

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University’s fiscal year end is April 30, 2020 and the Year End Processing memo has been available on the Financial Services web site. It contains very important information affecting the next eight working days involving deposits to the bank. It also contains deadlines concerning the processing of travel claims, personal reimbursements, vendor invoices, and much more. It is very...

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Check out a special issue of Alumni News

Natalie Montgomery

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


From increasing their companies' production to help with COVID-19 testing across Canada to tracking and tracing the coronavirus outbreak, UNBers are stepping up to lead the fight against this global pandemic. Through inspiring stories and alumni profiles, the Alumni Office is working to connect the UNB community during this unprecedented time. Each week, over the next little while, we’ll...

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Leave Requests and Approvals

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Human Resources and Organizational Development department reminds all users of the online vacation approval system and that, notwithstanding the University’s current work from home posture, it is important for leave requests and approvals – sick, vacation, etc. – to continue to be processed through the e-services online leave system. We also wish to remind supervisors that...

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Dates for Postponed Spring Graduation Ceremonies

Registrar's Office

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On March 25, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of New Brunswick announced that the Spring Convocation and Encaenia ceremonies scheduled for May 2020 would be postponed. As determined by the Office of the President and the Bi-Campus COVID-19 Response Steering Committee, Spring graduation ceremonies will be combined with this year’s Fall Ceremonies scheduled...

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Online Workshop - Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB Saint John

Cat Squires

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB and the Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights will be hosting a two-hour online workshop titled, Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB Saint John. Participants will be engaged in an interactive event designed to further educate UNB students, faculty and staff who wish to support...

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Design Works Wednesdays: Create at Home Series

Lori Quick

Posted: April 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Design Works Wednesdays – Create at Home Series Join the UNB Art Centre on Facebook for a series of FB LIVE workshops, with its new ‘Create at Home’ series - Wednesdays, from 10 – 11 a.m. Jody McLeary will be your teaching guide sharing a number of creative, fun, and easy skills for kids and kids at heart. With a passion for art and learning, Jody’s spunky style...

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Remote Teaching Survey

Kris Doucet

Posted: April 17, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


CETL is looking for feedback on the how the transition to remote teaching has been for instructors. Please complete this brief survey to let us know how we can best help you.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kris Doucet Email Address: kdoucet@unb.ca

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Beware of increased phishing activity

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 16, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You have undoubtedly seen or heard about a high number of phishing emails targeting UNB recently. This is a very deliberate campaign to gather usernames and passwords by tricking people to click on a link in the email and then fill out a form. Unfortunately, over the last two weeks, several individuals have provided their information within the form—those accounts were quickly locked by...

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Joint Health and Safety Committee memo

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Posted: April 16, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) for the Fredericton campus has a mandate to continually improve health and safety practices on campus.  Since the pandemic, the JHSC has been meeting frequently through video conference to discuss the current situation and any health and safety concerns that arise. It is important for you to know that our committee is still functioning...

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CETL Hosts Virtual Session: Making the Most of Student Learning

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 16, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us on Tuesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., for this session facilitated by Sarah King, Director, Office of Experiential Education. This session is now being offered virtually.   Reflection is one of the hallmarks of experiential learning. It helps students articulate what they’ve learned, make connections between their academic and applied learning activities, and can...

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New IT Services website - ITS website now retired

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


ITS has launched a new website for IT service information focused on its internal faculty, staff and students.  This new website requires login and has replaced ITS’s previous website, which is now fully retired except the ITS homepage (www.unb.ca/its). The homepage does not require login and contains general information, new account activation, forgotten password links and a link to...

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UNB Retirement Dinner - Cancellation

Kimberly Macklin

Posted: April 9, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Unfortunately, due to the recent COVID-19 situation, and in an effort to keep our community safe, we are cancelling UNB's Retirement Dinner that was scheduled for June 4, 2020.  More information will follow. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kimberly Macklin Email Address: Kimberly.Macklin@unb.ca

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Call for Online Nominations for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 9, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teachers gets the recognition they deserve! At this time, nominations can be submitted online only. More details...

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Call for Nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellow in Innovation

Renee Audet-Martel

Posted: April 8, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There is a current need for recent PhD graduates to possess both skills and experience in academia and industry/innovation.  To address this need and to help bridge the gap between academia and industry, The McCain Foundation has graciously agreed to sponsor the McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation.  Those who are selected to become McCain Fellows will enjoy the...

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2020 Central Heating Plant Shutdown Reminder

Tom Gilmore

Posted: April 8, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This notice shall serve as reminder that the 2020 Central Heating Plant Shutdown shall begin at 00:01 hours on June 7, 2020, continuing through to 24:00 hours on June 11, 2020, on the Fredericton campus. Steam will be restored to the DECRH within 24 hours of shutdown.  Steam will be restored to all other clients no later than 24:00 hours on June 11, 2020. The shutdown is necessary in order...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Tony Short

Communications Office

Posted: April 7, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Charles Antony (Tony) Short, who passed away on March 7, 2020 in Fredericton, NB. He was 79. Originally from Bournemouth, England, Tony and his family moved to Toronto when he was 11. After spending most of his high-school years at Upper Canada College, Tony moved to Fredericton to attend UNB. He graduated...

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New: Compare Microsoft Teams Features by Platform

Heidi Harding

Posted: April 7, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Recently, faculty, staff and students have been asking what the differences are between the Microsoft Teams: Desktop app (Windows and Mac computers) Online app (accessed through an internet browser) Mobile app (Android and Apple devices) To help answer this question, ITS has developed a comparison chart detailing which Teams features are available on each platform. These charts are...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group

Monique Cassidy

Posted: April 7, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 14, from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature: "Ethnographic Research of Migration, Mobility, and Wellbeing: Methodological Discussion of Two Projects" with Dr. Natasha Hanson, Horizon Health Network. QUEST-SJ brings together researchers, academics, students and other stakeholders from across disciplines and...

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CETL Offering the Diploma in University Teaching Program - Virtually!

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 6, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In these extraordinary times, we have decided to offer the DUT a new way. We will use virtual face to face classes using “Zoom” video conferencing. We feel confident that you will learn everything you would learn in the traditional DUT, and with the extra benefit of becoming familiar with a new way of teaching. During this program, you will develop new knowledge and skills in all...

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How is COVID-19 affecting you?

Moira Law

Posted: April 3, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are wondering how COVID-19 is affecting you. They have developed a short questionnaire to assess your beliefs about the pandemic and how you have changed your behaviours. The questionnaire will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide us with information about how we deal with these unique uncertainties. Please...

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Reminder: Early WebTimeEntry Cutoff - April 17, 2020 pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: April 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Easter holiday weekend, it is necessary for Payroll Services to change the WebTimeEntry cut-off dates for employee submission of hours and supervisor approval for the pay of April 17, 2020. Employee WebTimeEntry Cut-Off - Employees using WebTimeEntry timesheets must have all hours entered, electronically signed and submitted to their supervisor for approval by midnight, Wednesday,...

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New IT Services website

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 1, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


ITS has launched a new website for IT service information focused on our internal faculty, staff and students.  This new website requires login and is replacing ITS’s previous website, which is being retired on April 15. Only the ITS homepage (www.unb.ca/its) will remain after April 15 - it will not require login and will contain general information, new account activation, forgotten...

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