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UNB research focuses on life satisfaction after traumatic spinal cord injury

UNB Communications

Posted: June 30, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A study, conceived and designed by a University of New Brunswick PhD candidate, is examining the perceptions and reality of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injuries. “An Examination of Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Induced Quadriplegia and Paraplegia: Comparing Society’s Expectations to Patient Reported Life Satisfaction” was...

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UNB research focuses on life satisfaction after traumatic spinal cord injury

UNB Communications

Posted: June 30, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A study, conceived and designed by a University of New Brunswick PhD candidate, is examining the perceptions and reality of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injuries. “An Examination of Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Induced Quadriplegia and Paraplegia: Comparing Society’s Expectations to Patient Reported Life Satisfaction” was...

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Call-in phone numbers for Teams meetings starting July 6

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 29, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Starting July 6, new Teams meetings scheduled by faculty and staff will include a toll-free (1-800) call in number, giving attendees who are unable to join via the Teams link an alternate way to join your meetings. If you would like to have a toll-free number added to an already scheduled meeting, you must cancel and re-create the meeting on or after July 6. Only Teams meetings created by...

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Virtual band camp

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 29, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students will still enjoy the benefit of MasterClasses, chamber music, and full band through alternative delivery methods. Camps will run in the mornings, with frequent breaks from the screen. You’ll get to work on technique, see your friends from last year, and play your part in a virtual orchestra and chamber group. One year of previous experience is suggested. Students should have...

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UNB Merit Awards for 2019-2020 Announced

UNB President's Office

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Merit Awards recognize outstanding contributions to teaching, research and university service by members of the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers.   The awards are given annually based on recommendations from the deans on both campuses. The 2019-2020 Merit Award recipients are: Gholamreza Amin, Faculty of Business (SJ) Barry Blight, Department of Chemistry...

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New Cortana daily briefing sent to your UNB email

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students – you may have noticed a new email in your UNB inbox today entitled "Your daily briefing", sent from Cortana (cortana@microsoft.com). This email is a new service provided by Microsoft to everyone with Microsoft 365 (M365) and is intended to help you make the most of your workday. This new service is private and confidential and is provided only...

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Alumni Office shares Engagement Strategy

Alumni Office

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Alumni Office and Associated Alumni are pleased to share the Alumni Engagement Strategy: 2020-2025. Throughout 2019, the Alumni Office consulted widely in developing a new alumni engagement strategy. Among many other consultations, we conducted a survey that was shared with all contactable UNB alumni. The results of our consultations were used to develop our Alumni Engagement...

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Mourning the passing of professor emeritus Adam Chrzanowski

Communications Office

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of professor emeritus Adam Chrzanowski, who passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020.  Born in 1932 in Kraków Poland, Adam obtained both a master and doctoral degree from AGH Kraków. Before coming to UNB in 1964 as an NRC postdoctoral fellow, Adam was a member of the faculty at AGH Kraków between 1956 and 1964. He was...

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English Language Programme Summer Term course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Academic English as a Second Language (AESL 1011 for Undergraduate students and AESL 6021 for Graduate students) will be offered July 7 – August 13 using alternative delivery methods.  If you know students who would benefit knowing this information, they can email ELP@unb.ca or call 447-1324 for further details. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Do you have a university-aged student at home who might want to take an online term-based course at UNB this summer?

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 26, 2020 10:24:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It’s the perfect time for students to tackle a challenging class, lighten their course load during the fall and winter terms, or explore a different course offering…like Philosophy! Four weeks of study = 3 credit hours! Introduction to Logic, Reasoning and Critical Thinking (PHIL 1053) is an excellent choice for an elective that will have your future grad investigating the big...

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Centralized procurement of PPE and supplies

UNB Communications

Posted: June 25, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB is using a centralized approach to purchasing COVID-19 related supplies and personal protection equipment (PPE) to reduce waste, minimize costs and ensure that we have adequate supplies of in-demand products. Please be advised, UNB will not be reimbursing individual expense claims for COVID-19 related PPE and supplies. All specific requests for COVID-19 related supplies and PPE must be...

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The UNB Art Centre hosts a special social media exhibit to honour Aboriginal Artists in the UNB Permanent Collection

Lori Quick

Posted: June 25, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Sunday, June 21, the UNB Art Centre marked National Indigenous Peoples Day by paying homage to the late Roger Simon and featuring his work We Stand On Guard For Thee (1999). Roger Simon honours the traditions of his ancestors and the history of his people but brings a contemporary edge to his message.  His paintings often present symbols of culture, not only of his own people but of his...

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UNB graduate students earn $2.5 million in federal scholarships

UNB Communications

Posted: June 25, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick enjoyed unparalleled success in the 2020 spring competitions for scholarships with the Government of Canada Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR).  Topping the list of awards was an unprecedented three Vanier Scholarships, which is Canada’s most competitive and prestigious national scholarship for graduate students. The awards are...

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UNB Makerspace partners with NB Power to 3D-print COVID-19 relief materials

Communications Office

Posted: June 25, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


NB Power and UNB are no strangers to working together on innovative and impactful projects. The Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart-Grid Technologies was formed in 2017 to create synergies and research partnerships, and the Smart Grid Innovation Network has been a collaboration with the two partners, along with others, since 2016. The team at NB Power work hard every day to keep the...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This represents a time where we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples, and recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is an opportunity for the broader community to learn, appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis...

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AACUSS announces 2020 awards and grants

Sara Rothman

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

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) recently presented its annual awards and grants.  Congratulations to Matt MacLean, Mental Health Strategist in Counselling Services, Fredericton campus, on receiving the Carol's Creed Award.  The Carol’s Creed Award was established in 2003 in recognition and remembrance of the outstanding dedication to...

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Microsoft 365 Weekly Highlights: How guests interact with Teams & new M365 features

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Office 365 is now called Microsoft 365 (M365). Learn more.  M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can invite people outside of UNB (guests) to join your Teams meeting? Teams allows you to invite guests and UNB faculty, staff and students to scheduled meetings. There are; however, some limitations for guests. Note: For the best experience for all meeting participants, ask them to...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Patrick Darrah

Communications Office

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Patrick (Pat) Darrah (DSc’04), who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Saint John. He was 83.   As an inductee of the Order of New Brunswick (2011) and the Order of Canada (2014), Pat served his community for over 60 years. He spent his career as the head of the Saint John Construction...

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Keirstead Hall Hot Water Shut Down

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations, Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that the hot water will be shut off for maintenance and repairs in Keirstead Hall during the morning of Thursday, June 25. If you have any questions, please contact Work Control at 453-4889 or fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Carol Anne Booker Email Address: cbooker@unb.ca

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Virtual recorder camp

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Your child can learn how to play the recorder!  Students will get to know the notes on the recorder and start playing songs in no time at all. No prior experience necessary. They will learn in online group lessons with our wonderful instructor and have access to pre-recorded materials that they can watch at their leisure. Recorders and workbooks will be provided and delivered by...

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Revelations: Selections from the UNB Permanent Collection - Episodes Online

Lori Quick

Posted: June 24, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There are many hidden gems among the 2300 works of art in the UNB Permanent Collection.  Known as a “working” collection, it can be seen throughout the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. It brings the work of New Brunswick artists into daily life, both outdoors in the green spaces and indoors in the hallways, lounges, offices of the university. There are, however, some works...

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New Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) Pilot

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

Posted: June 23, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The pilot of the new online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) is now underway. Courses falling under Sessions C through F of the Summer Term are included in the pilot. The new online SOS features: A revised survey questionnaire that includes the University-wide core questions, Instructor-chosen questions, and default Academic unit-chosen questions. The ability for instructors to tailor the SOS...

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UNB Saint John Mailroom

Angie Robichaud

Posted: June 23, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Saint John Mailroom will resume regular operational hours effective immediately. Mailroom hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with lunch from 1 - 2 p.m. Access can be gained via the loading dock doors, social distancing and travelling alone are encouraged. Thank you and we appreciate your cooperation. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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O365 Monthly Workshop: Teams FAQ

Heidi Harding

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft O365 offers? Follow our feature showcase series in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop: Teams FAQ Wednesday, June 24, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Online: via Teams Meeting This month's workshop will focus on answering frequently asked questions about Microsoft Teams. These will include: New features in Teams...

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Office 365 now called Microsoft 365

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


This spring, Microsoft renamed Office 365 (O365) – the suite of productivity tools used by UNB faculty, staff and students that includes email, Teams, OneDrive and more - to Microsoft 365 (M365). To reflect this change, the UNB O365 resource site is now called Microsoft 365 Resources and the site links have been updated to: quick link: go.unb.ca/m365 full link:...

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Recruiting participants for an exercise study

Courtni Ruth-Anne Soucy

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton’s CELLAB in the Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for male participants 19+, struggling to maintain a healthy body weight to take part in an exercise study. Participation includes a free fitness assessment and a free six-month exercise program with an exercise professional. Taking part in this study will help you begin a permanent healthy lifestyle through resistance...

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Announcing Bev Bramble Retirement

Debbie Goguen

Posted: June 23, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in congratulating Bev Bramble on his June 30th retirement. Bev has had an accomplished and distinguished career, the last 14 years of which have been at UNB in the Teaching & Learning Services group at CETL. Our team will miss him and have had some internal recognitions already. Although we cannot physically join together, I’m sure that Bev (bbramble@unb.ca) would welcome...

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Transitioning back to the workplace during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: June 22, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we gradually return to work on our campuses, you will notice many changes to our practices, policies and the physical layout of work spaces. Returning to work may present challenges for those who have adjusted to working remotely.  Our Employee and Family Assistance Program has developed a toolkit of resources to help us understand and work through the challenges we are all facing...

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New UNB Nursing Chair to support Indigenous health and nurses

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 22, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A recent investment of nearly $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Nurses Foundation will enable the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing to gain capacity in the field of Indigenous health, focused on strengthening relationships, forming new community partnerships and improving...

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IBEC Speaker Series Online with Brian Flood

Nandi Kaul

Posted: June 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Welcome to the International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre’s (IBEC) Speaker Series Online! Previously the Speaker Series platform has hosted numerous individuals from the business community in person, on campus. But now, guest speakers will be sharing their experiences online via interviews, live events or webinars. Subscribe to IBEC Speaker Series Online channel on...

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Virtual songwriting camp

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 22, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Take your songwriting to the next level or write your own songs for the first time! Explore the fundamentals of songwriting with a focus on developing sustainable and unique creative processes for any genre. Students will cover inspiration, lyrics, classic chord structures, melodies, and much more. All levels of experience welcome. Students should have access to a computer, internet connection,...

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Authorized building access

UNB Communications

Posted: June 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we begin to gradually return to work at UNB Fredericton, authorized returning employees and students must complete the following steps to acquire access to UNB buildings during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of reopening our campus.   All individuals requiring access must meet the below three prerequisites: Individuals must be listed on the approved unit operational plan,  Facilities...

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UNB professor elected president of Canadian Political Science Association

Communications Office

Posted: June 19, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Joanna Everitt of UNB’s Saint John campus has been elected as president of the Canadian Political Science Association, an organization representing political science faculty and students across the country. She is the first president from an Atlantic Canadian university in more than 20 years. Dr. Everitt is a professor of political science and the director of the UNB Urban and...

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UNB researcher making the world a safer place from chemical weapons

Communications Office

Posted: June 19, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It has been 95 years since the League of Nations met on June 17, 1925, to sign the Geneva Protocol, an early attempt to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons in armed conflicts. Nearly a century later, however, its existence continues to be a risk to human security around the globe. New research out of the University of New Brunswick and the University of Kent (UK) will make it safer...

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Virtual music camp for youngsters

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This camp is a fun-filled introduction to music concepts, specially catered to younger children. Become familiar with the piano, music staff, and much more while having lots of fun with music games! Students will learn in short online group lessons with half-hour pre-recorded materials that students can do at their leisure. Activities are engaging and varied, and will help to form strong...

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Update email signature

Communications Office

Posted: June 18, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we reopen our campuses, please consider adopting the revised text for your current email signature:  UNB campuses are open with limited access as we continue to work toward ensuring the health and safety of our community.  More information is available here. Place the text between your contact information and the UNB logo.  Please ensure the hyperlink to...

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UNB launches program connecting students and NB businesses for COVID-19 relief

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 18, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the launch of Catalyst, a program designed to support communities as they adapt to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Catalyst will give New Brunswick businesses access to some of UNB’s brightest and most talented students for assistance in immediate COVID-19 recovery and long-term strategy development. Through this program,...

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Virtual string camp

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 18, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students will still enjoy the benefit of MasterClasses, chamber music, and full virtual orchestra through alternative delivery methods. Camps will run in the morning with frequent breaks from the screen. You’ll get to work on technique, see your friends from last year, and play your part in a virtual orchestra and chamber groups. One year of experience is suggested. Students should have...

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CETL Announces 2020 Teaching and Learning Priority Fund Recipients

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce the following successful applicants for the annual Teaching & Learning Priority Fund*. We look forward to hearing about the outcomes of their projects at future CETL teaching & learning events. Visualization of Consolidation Process - Won-Taek Oh, Civil Engineering Longhand Notetaking vs. Digital Notetaking - Scot Ronis...

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IT service interruption on June 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 16, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Saturday, June 27, from 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (six hours), ITS will be performing maintenance on UNB's firewall. As a result, the following services will be intermittently unavailable during this time:   From off campus: UNB email & related O365 services (Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.)  UNB’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) myUNB Portal Network drives (P: drive, H:...

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UNB Libraries’ Curbside Pickup Service

Susan Oliver

Posted: June 16, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries are pleased to make their print collections available again to UNB students, faculty, and staff; offering a contactless, curbside pickup service for on-shelf, circulating materials that are not available electronically. For more information: https://lib.unb.ca/news/curbside-pickup-service Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Susan Oliver Email Address:...

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O365 Monthly Workshop: Teams FAQ, June 24

Heidi Harding

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft O365 offers? Follow our feature showcase series in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop: Teams FAQ Wednesday, June 24, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Online: via Teams Meeting This month's workshop will focus on answering frequently asked questions about Microsoft Teams. These will include: New features in Teams...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: June 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know an excellent teacher? If so, nominate her/him for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching!  Nomination forms are available online or can be picked up at the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning, Fredericton; the Vice-President, Saint John; the Student Council, Saint John or Fredericton; and Faculty Offices. The deadline for...

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The 9th Annual Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference: Entanglements of Learning

Catherine Foster

Posted: June 16, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: Student Organizations


The aim of this conference is to showcase current graduate student research in education in the Atlantic region and beyond. This year, the Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference (AEGSC) is collaborating with The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will take place online in an asynchronous format. Some conference...

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Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series - June 17

Lori Quick

Posted: June 15, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series will be held on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 - 11 a.m., and will feature Flower Fairies! This workshop will be posted on our UNB Art Centre Facebook Timeline. Do you daydream about being a princess? Do you believe in fairies? Bring your sense of whimsy as we make colourful, beautiful, unique dolls! Learn how to use simple materials like...

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Treatment at Higher Weights in New Brunswick for Newcomers

Allie Turner

Posted: June 15, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Have you ever been labelled obese (Body Mass Index ≥ 30 kg/m2)? Have you moved to Canada in the past five years?  If so, UNB researchers want to learn from you about your experiences in healthcare and throughout New Brunswick. We are looking for people who speak and understand English. You will be interviewed twice over the phone or through a video call every two to three months. You...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Elizabeth Whamond

Communications Office

Posted: June 15, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Elizabeth (Liz) Whamond, who passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. She was 70. Liz began working at UNB in 1983. She retired as the assistant to the dean of forestry and environmental management in 2015 after 31 years of service. In 2011, she received the UNB Distinguished Service Award. According to her...

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UNB Music Camps go Virtual

Mark Kleyn

Posted: June 15, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


From their beginning, nearly 26 years ago, UNB Music Camps have adapted and reshaped to fit the needs and interests of young musicians in the province.  This year, in order to provide music education safely, the UNB Music Camps are going 100 per cent virtual. Camps will include Band, String, and Songwriting camps for ages 11 – 17, Recorder camp for ages six – 12, and...

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Reshaping the NB workforce in a post-pandemic recession

UNB Communications

Posted: June 12, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A year ago, I returned to New Brunswick after working in Australia and the United States over a thirty-year period. At the time, I remarked to people that the values that I was taught here proved to be valuable in the global context. Growing up in New Brunswick shaped me in how I see the world, underlined by the values of teamwork, loyalty and commitment. Back then, few of us would have...

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UNB researcher part of $1.65-million project to develop expertise in earth observation data

Communications Office

Posted: June 11, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Today’s students will be tomorrow’s experts, but they need training opportunities to reach that point. This September, University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Brigitte Leblon will take part in a $1.65-million, multi-institution NSERC CREATE project to give more students access to research experience and mentorship in the area of earth observation and big data. Dr. Leblon is a...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Dave McPhee

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 11, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Dave McPhee, who passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was 71. Originally from Charlottetown, PEI, Dave’s family moved to New Brunswick in 1955. He began working in the carpentry shop at UNB’s department of physical plant in 1983. He retired in 2014 after more than 30 years of service. He also...

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Virtual Town Hall - Thank You from President Mazerolle

UNB Communications

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students, faculty and staff,    I wanted to thank those of you who took the time to participate in last week’s Virtual Town Hall. There were more than 800 of you who were able to join us and we received more than 250 questions during the Q & A . The engagement of our students, faculty and staff was encouraging and I appreciate all of you who shared your thoughts and questions....

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you concerned about your glucose level or living with Type 2 diabetes? Do you want to become more active? 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...

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Save the Date! CETL Annual New Faculty and Instructor Orientation

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The orientation might look different this year, as it will be held virtually, but CETL is still looking forward to welcoming all new faculty and instructors to UNB Fredericton.  This session is a great opportunity for new faculty and instructors to get to know one another and to connect with other faculty members.  If you know of someone new to the Fredericton campus, please encourage...

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Alumni News direct: Back to work in the COVID-19 era: What will it look like for you?

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Jeffrey J. McNally, associate professor in UNB’s faculty of management who studies human relationships with work and learning organizations, walks us through local, national and global situations as we emerge from isolation to move back to the workplace, and ponders what the work world might look like in the new normal. For more insights from UNBers, inspiring stories, and things to...

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Alumni News direct: Buying or selling a home in today’s market

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB young alumna and Saint John realtor, Julia Hurst (BBA’11), shares valuable tips for home buyers and sellers in the new world of physical distancing, as well as insights into today’s real estate market. For more advice and insights from UNBers, inspiring stories, and things to do, check out Alumni News. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Alumni News direct: How an alumna is helping people develop their green thumb during COVID-19

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With more time on their hands, many people are trying to develop their green thumb and spending more time outdoors gardening. UNB Saint John alumna and owner of Axil Gardens, Kim Osepchook (BSc'03), has been helping members do just that with how-to videos, weekly Q&A sessions and monthly garden guides. Read her story. For more inspiring stories, advice and insights from UNBers, and things to...

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Alumni News direct: How online shopping during the pandemic is impacting businesses

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Daniel Doiron (BSE'84), a business professor at UNB Saint John, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t in the plan for businesses, and he thinks companies will start pursuing a mix of physical storefronts and online commerce to drive up sales. Read what he says about embracing online sales. For more inspiring stories, advice and insights from UNBers, and things to do, check out Alumni...

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Alumni News direct: Engaging in family leisure during a new normal

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Charlene Shannon-McCallum is a professor in the faculty of kinesiology at UNB who researches family leisure, as well as the relationship between leisure/recreation and health/illness. She explains why families that regularly participate in different types of activities are more likely to become healthy and stable - and what considerations we should take during the pandemic. For more insights...

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Alumni News direct: UNB mental performance coach says to choose three things each day

Alumni Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Ryan Hamilton (BA'00, MScExSS'03, PhD'11), professor in UNB Fredericton’s department of psychology and a sport psychology consultant to the UNB Reds and the Canadian Sport Centre in New Brunswick, says physical activity is important for mental health and offers ideas on three small things we can do each day to feel healthier while at home. For more insights and advice from UNBers,...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Jo Anne Colford

Communications Office

Posted: June 10, 2020 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Jo Anne Colford, who passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 after a lengthy, intense and brave struggle with cancer. She was 52. Jo Anne was an administrative assistant at Renaissance College (UNB) from 2004 to 2017, serving under four deans. She had a deep love for Renaissance College – for its faculty,...

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UCard services unavailable on June 14

UNB Card Office

Posted: June 9, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (nine hours), some UCard services will be unavailable while our vendor performs upgrades. This outage will affect the following UCard services: UCard Online UCard App UCard Gift Deposits UCard Photo Upload Printing to UNB lab printers UCard PHIL stations (located in the HIL & HWK Commons) Purchases with UCard Cash on and off campus (see the full...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Bernard Henry Toole

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Bernard (Bernie) Henry Toole, who passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He was 89. Originally from Ship Harbour, NS, Bernie shoveled coal for the railroad. He then began working at UNBSJ as Chief Engineer of the Heating Plant. He worked there until his retirement in 1994.  In his spare time, Bernie...

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English Language Programme Summer Term course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: June 9, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Academic English as a Second Language (AESL 1011 for Undergraduate students and AESL 6021 for Graduate students) will be offered from July 7 – August 13, using alternative delivery methods.  If you know students who would be interested, please pass along this information. Please email ELP@unb.ca or call 447-1324 for further information. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Teaching Matters UNB Saint John: Teaching During the Disrupted Term of Winter 2020

David Creelman

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

Category: News and Notices


In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to create a collective repository – a community memory – of what we just experienced as teachers during the Winter term of 2020. Please consider contributing a one or two page submission that records your experiences as a teacher during the COVID-19 period. What happened when your courses were upended? What did you do online that...

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UNB Saint John - Fire Hydrant Flushing

Angie Robichaud

Posted: June 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised UNB Saint John campus will be performing routine fire hydrant flushing/painting on June 11, 2020.  You may experience a temporary discoloration of water, which will dissipate.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Angie Robichaud Email Address: Angie.Robichaud@unb.ca

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UNB Design Works Camps go virtual!

Lori Quick

Posted: June 8, 2020 10:22:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Design Works has gone virtual to provide at-home learning opportunities for your kids and teens this summer! We’ve adapted our approach so your child can learn and develop skills from the comfort and safety of home. Starting June 15, Design Works will offer a variety of online camps each week. Taught by our professional instructors, MasterClass Camps will run Monday to...

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UNB Art Centre Design Works Wednesdays

Lori Quick

Posted: June 8, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Art Centre Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series is moving to a new format and new Instructor! A huge thank you to Jody McCleary who taught our first run of workshops! We are not saying goodbye to Jody as she is now going to be teaching for our Design Works Online Drawing Master Class camps and private online sessions! Our new instructor: Meghan Loch (some of you...

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COVID-19 Signage – Contact Print Services

Print Services

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB introduced a central print model in May 2019. This means all faculty and staff requiring professionally printed material must submit quote and print requests through Print Services. Print Services will then work with UNB’s contracted print vendors to get the best pricing for your request. Please do not reach out to print vendors directly. COVID-19 Signage Once your department has...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group Meeting

Monique Cassidy

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


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 various disciplines (e.g. nursing, business, sociology, psychology,...

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Looking for Canadians to assist with COVID-19 survey

Stephan Dombrowski

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB researchers are part of an international COVID-19 survey about hand washing and need your help by participating. The survey only takes 15 minutes.   Thanks for considering this request. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Stephan Dombrowski Email Address: Stephan.Dombrowski@unb.ca

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Construction of rose garden in honour of Harriet Irving to begin outside of Harriet Irving Library on June 8

UNB Communications

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Construction of the Harriet Irving Rose Garden, funded by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, will commence on UNB’s Fredericton campus on Monday, June 8. The Harriet Irving Rose Garden will be located between Kierstead Hall and the Harriet Irving Library. It is scheduled for completion by early Fall 2020.  During this period, pedestrian traffic to the west side of the Harriet...

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UNB researchers to share, teach data expertise with provincial government

Communications Office

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB is sharing its expertise to provide New Brunswick’s public servants with the skills to interpret, understand and use large data sets in developing public policy. With greater amounts of more diverse data being collected every day, the potential use of this data to inform decisions grows accordingly. But using it...

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Summer boat rentals for URec members

Colin Bowley

Posted: June 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness


URec’s popular summer boat rental program returns for the 2020 season! From June 10 until Sept. 2020, URec members receive 50 per cent off rentals at all Second Nature Outdoors locations. Online reservations are required and need to be made in advance of rental time. Rental availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Members must present their URec ID card (or UNB UCard) at the...

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Standing together against racism and injustice

Communications Office

Posted: June 4, 2020 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The events of the past few days, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, illustrates the important work --yet still largely undone --in fighting racism in all its forms around the world. At UNB we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we condemn all forms of racism. Racism and racial bias have no place and is not tolerated at UNB. As a community we need to...

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Watch graduation congratulatory videos

Communications Office

Posted: June 4, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During the week of graduation, UNB sent many congratulatory video messages to its graduating students.  If you would like to view these videos, they appear on the graduation website. They include: Congratulations to the UNB Class of 2020!; a message from The Honourable Brenda Murphy, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick; and, under each campus's heading, a link to Congratulations Class of...

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New LPN to BN pathway at UNB

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will launch a new pathway to nursing education in September 2020. Funding from the Province of New Brunswick’s Nursing Resource Strategy was provided to the faculty of nursing to create the LPN-BN pathway courses so the program would be ready for admission in fall 2020. This is one year earlier than anticipated. Licensed Practical...

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Virtual Town Hall recording now online

UNB Communications

Posted: June 3, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you missed the Virtual Town Hall with President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle and his Executive Team on June 3, the video recording of the event is now online at unb.ca/president/townhall.html. Please note a UNB login is required to view the video. Thank you to everyone who attended and raised questions about UNB's plan to return to campus in the fall. While we weren't able to get...

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James Mullinger LIVE in Your Home

Mary Duffley

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

Category: News and Notices


A very special invitation from the UNB Associated Alumni! This is a difficult time for everyone and we could all use some laughter. Join us for an exclusive free virtual show with award-winning British comedian, James Mullinger. James is a stand-up comedian, keynote speaker, magazine editor and father of two. British born, but now based in New Brunswick, he was described by the Montreal...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group Meeting

Monique Cassidy

Posted: June 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


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 various disciplines (e.g. nursing, business, sociology, psychology,...

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Revelations: Selections from the UNB Permanent Collection - Episodes Online

Lori Quick

Posted: June 3, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There are many hidden gems among the 2300 works of art in the UNB Permanent Collection.  Known as a “working” collection, it can be seen throughout the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. It brings the work of New Brunswick artists into daily life, both outdoors in the green spaces and indoors in the hallways, lounges, offices of the university. There are, however, some works...

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2020 Annual Heating Plant Steam Shutdown

Tom Gilmore

Posted: June 3, 2020 10:25:00 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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Bi-Campus 2019-20 Virtual Town Hall on June 3

UNB Communications

Posted: June 2, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual town hall on Wednesday, June 3 with UNB's President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle. Our community has faced some unprecedented challenges, and the important opportunities we normally have to come together haven’t been possible this spring. We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle, and other members of UNB’s executive team, as he provides an...

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Course Design Conundrums: Reflections on 14 Years of Course Design

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: June 2, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us for this virtual session on Thursday, June 25, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., which will be facilitated by Bev Bramble, CETL's Instructional Designer. Bev will present, and discuss with attendees, some of the principles of course design that seem to be commonly misunderstood and/or elusively difficult to implement, based on his 14 years of study, practice and reflection as an instructional...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Zarko Stojanac

Communications Office

Posted: June 2, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Zarko Stojanac, who passed away on Wednesday, May 13. Originally from the village of Negoslavci, in present-day Croatia, Zarko earned his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Zagreb in 1958. After graduating, he completed postdoctoral work at the National Research Council in Ottawa and then began...

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Student Health Centre services available

Patricia Eagan

Posted: June 2, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Did you know the UNB Student Health Centre has appointments available Monday to Friday throughout the summer?  We are currently conducting phone appointments, fully staffed and available to support students.  The majority of our services, testing and referrals remain accessible to students.  If you know students who would benefit, please let them know. Call us to make an...

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