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You're invited to the Bi-Campus Virtual Town Hall on Aug. 18

UNB Communications

Posted: August 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18, with UNB's President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle. Our dedicated teams have been working hard to ensure the safety of our campuses as well as adapting teaching and learning strategies to include virtual formats. September 2020 will definitely look different in many ways. One thing that won’t be different is the exceptional educational experience UNB continues to offer. We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle,...

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M365 Workshop on Aug. 19: M365 Tools for Teaching

Heidi Harding

Posted: August 11, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft 365 offers?  Follow our showcase feature series in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop:  M365 Tools for Teaching  Wednesday, Aug. 19   2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online via Teams Meeting  This month's workshop will focus on tools and features that can be used for teaching. These will include:  Sway  Recording videos...

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Call for Submissions: UNB Teaching Innovation Award

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: August 10, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for the UNB Teaching Innovation Award is Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. This award was established in 2015 and each year recognizes up to two UNB educators for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning. Award recipients receive a $500 award and official university recognition. Eligibility: The Teaching Innovation Award is open to all full-time and contract academic employees at UNB currently employed at UNB. The individual must have taught at...

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Speaker Series Online with Habib Dable

Nandi Kaul

Posted: August 10, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Welcome to the UNBF Faculty of Management's Speaker Series Online! In this episode Habib Dable (MBA'94, BBA’91) talks about managing a publicly traded company. Habib Dable joined Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ: XLRN) in December 2016 as the company’s president and CEO and member of its board of directors. Mr. Dable is also currently a member of the board of directors of Millendo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MLND), and recently served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation...

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UNB Saint John Teaching and Learning Committee

Rebecca McKay

Posted: August 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Over the last 24 years, the Vice-President’s Excellence in Teaching Committee (VPETC) has undertaken the work of fostering excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John; more recently, the VPETC has partnered with the part-time Teaching and Learning Centre and have served the needs of all sectors of UNB Saint John’s teaching community.   We are pleased to announce that the relatively informal VPETC has been folded into the new UNB Saint John Teaching and Learning Committee which...

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D2L Brightspace Support and Assistance

Debbie Goguen

Posted: August 7, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The fall term is fast approaching, and with it comes the beginning of classes. The CETL Team is offering D2L Brightspace assistance for all instructors. There are a couple of different ways for instructors to get assistance with D2L Brightspace:  1. D2L Drop-In: Each Tuesday, from 9 - 11 a.m., there will be a live Drop-In session where you can get help on any of your D2L Brightspace needs/questions. If you are working on your course and have a question that you wish to ask in person,...

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UNB Work-Study Program Application Deadline

Hilary Marks

Posted: August 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for the 2020-2021 academic year.    The deadline to apply for funding is Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.   This program plays an important role in the recruitment of students to UNB, as well as the retention and engagement of students who participate.  While working towards their educational goals, students who participate in the...

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Campus Tour Guides needed!

Dave Decker

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

Category: News and Notices


Campus tour guides are required to assist with Orientation!  UNB Saint John is looking for a group of student volunteers to help show new students around campus at various times on September 8 and 9. Tours will be done in a one-on-one ratio.  This means one tour guide and one student being toured--no tagalongs will be permitted.  During the tour, a community face mask/face shield must be worn at all times by both the tour guide and the student receiving the tour.  The tour...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Gobinda Saha exploring nanocomposite virus-neutralizing materials

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 6, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Dr. Gobinda Saha, a professor of mechanical engineering in Fredericton and the director of the Nanocomposites and Mechanics Laboratory, is leading one of 13 recently funded COVID-19 projects. He is researching the use of nanocomposite materials to protect...

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Drone flights on campus

Greg Smith

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

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering will be conducting UAV (drone) flights on the Fredericton campus for four days between Aug. 10 and Sept. 6. Actual flying dates are dependent on weather and operator availability.  Anyone who may be on campus during this time is asked to be aware of potential flight activity to ensure safety for all. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Greg Smith Email Address:...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: New meeting options in MS Teams

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlights of the week: Have you heard about the new meeting options available in Microsoft Teams? You can now:  Have your meetings and calls pop out into their own window. View up to 49 video streams at once using the ‘Large gallery’ feature. Use ‘Together mode’ to feel as though everyone is in the same space during a meeting. Control your meetings with the newly located meeting controls at the top of your meeting windows. Focus only on content being...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Charles Moreland

Angie Deveau

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Charles (Chuck) Moreland, who passed away on July 22, 2020. He was 90. Originally from the Welsh island of Anglesey, Chuck worked at Fison’s Ltd., Loughborough from 1949-1951. He completed his education at University College Leicester (BSc Chemistry ’49), Manchester University (Dip. Chemical Engineering ’52) and Birmingham University (PhD Chemical Engineering ’56) before moving to...

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Student Dependent Registration for UNB Health and Dental plans

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: August 4, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Student dependents between 19 and 24 years of age are eligible for coverage under the UNB Health and Dental plans. Registration for overage student dependents remains the same in that you must notify UNB Human Resources by completing a “Group Supplementary Health and/or Dental Plan Overage Dependent Registration” form each year before August 31, 2020. The form is located on the UNB HR website. If you have any questions or need a new card, please contact UNB Human Resources &...

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2020-2021 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: August 4, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for the 2020-2021 academic year.     This program plays an important role in the recruitment of students to UNB, as well as the retention and engagement of students who participate. While working towards their educational goals, students who participate in the Work-Study program are able to meet their current financial obligations, while connecting their work...

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COVID-19 research: Clinical nursing education

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Members of the Faculty of Nursing in Moncton and in Fredericton are working to implement and evaluate a virtual-remote clinical delivery model designed to counteract the disruption in clinical education, clinical practice and nurse-client interactions...

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Attention MATLAB Users: Steps to update your MATLAB installation

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 31, 2020 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB has renewed our campus-wide license for MATLAB & Simulink for one year, effective July 1, 2020. To continue to access MATLAB, you may need to update the license file. Open MATLAB. If you are prompted to activate a new license file: Click on ‘Activate Software’.  Choose to ‘Activate using Internet’.  Once the reactivation is complete, restart MATLAB. For issues related to your MATLAB installation, please contact MathWorks Support.  Category:...

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COVID-19 research: Remote Breathing Therapy

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: July 31, 2020 10:56:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. PhD student Aaron Tabor is researching the use of mobile devices in facilitating breathing exercises for recovery and rehabilitation. He is working with Dr. Erik Scheme (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fredericton, and NB Innovation Research Chair in...

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New Saint John residence honours trailblazing couple

UNB Communications

Posted: July 30, 2020 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’s history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon research excellence and community engagement. The 40,000-sq.ft., geothermally heated Barry and Flora Beckett Residence...

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2020-2021 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: July 30, 2020 10:51:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for the 2020-2021 academic year.     This program plays an important role in the recruitment of students to UNB, as well as the retention and engagement of students who participate. While working towards their educational goals, students who participate in the Work-Study program are able to meet their current financial obligations, while connecting their work...

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You're invited to UNB's Bi-Campus Virtual Town Hall on Aug. 18

UNB Communications

Posted: July 29, 2020 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18, with UNB's President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle. Our dedicated teams have been working hard to ensure the safety of our campuses as well as adapting teaching and learning strategies to include virtual formats. September 2020 will definitely look different in many ways. One thing that won’t be different is the exceptional educational experience UNB continues to offer. We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle,...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 29, 2020 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know an excellent teacher? If so, nominate them 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they...

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UNB 2020-21 Academic Calendar - Grab it before August starts

Print Services

Posted: July 29, 2020 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Trying to stay organized while working remotely or on campus? Print Services’ UNB-branded oversized calendar may be just the tool you need to plan the 2020-21 academic year. Available in three standard or custom sizes, this yearly planner offers a simple and convenient way to quickly see all your events and activities in a brilliant yearly view. Special colouring has been added to easily distinguish between your workdays and weekends. Order your UNB 2020-2021 Academic Calendar (August...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: When to use Teams vs SharePoint

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 29, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Microsoft Teams and SharePoint are both collaboration tools that let you easily store, share and work on files in real time with others. So when should you use one versus the other? Use SharePoint if you want to: Store confidential information (you must request a secure SharePoint site through ITS – learn more)  Store and manage documents or other files, including version histories Share information or files with a specific group or all of UNB Create...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: July 29, 2020 10:43:00 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 exercising program with an exercise professional. We are currently awaiting final approval to start back...

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2020-2021 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for the 2020-2021 academic year.     This program plays an important role in the recruitment of students to UNB, as well as the retention and engagement of students who participate. While working towards their educational goals, students who participate in the Work-Study program are able to meet their current financial obligations, while connecting their work...

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Reminder: New UNB Phone Services Virtual Town Hall on July 29

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 28, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


ITS is hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29, for faculty and staff to learn about upcoming changes that will provide you with basic UNB phone services from on and off campus through Microsoft Teams.  We hope you can join us: When: Wednesday, July 29, from 2 - 3 p.m. Where: Microsoft Teams (meeting link) Learn more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca

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UNB researchers providing science expertise to new Ocean Supercluster project

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: July 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Tommi Linnansaari, UNB’s Atlantic Salmon Research Chair and an associate professor in the department of biology and in the faculty of forestry and environmental management in Fredericton, is contributing his knowledge of Atlantic salmon to Ocean Aware, a new $29-million project announced on July 28, in hopes of better understanding ongoing population decline. Ocean Aware is a collaboration of eight partners that is focused on world-class technology driving new sources of marine life...

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Booking a workout or swim time at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: July 28, 2020 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


When URec reopens on Tuesday, Aug. 4, members will notice many changes at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER and SMA Pool that have been implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most notable changes will be the requirement to book a workout (or swim) time in advance of accessing the facilities. Booking a workout (or swim) time will allow us to adhere to and maintain capacity standards. This measure will also allow our team to promote physical distancing and help reduce the...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Hadi Eslami and Dr. Mercy Oyet

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: July 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Dr. Hadi Eslami and Dr. Mercy Oyet (Business, Saint John) are leading one of 13 recently announced COVID-19 research projects. They will be investigating the effectiveness of the Province of New Brunswick’s public health communication strategies in...

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Reminder Early WebTimeEntry Cutoff – August 7, 2020 pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: July 24, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the New Brunswick Day 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 August 7, 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, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through...

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COVID-19 research: Antigen production

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Dr. Shawn MacLellan, Dr. Michael Duffy and Dr. Aurora Nedelcu (Biology, Fredericton) are leading one of 13 recently announced COVID-19 research projects, developing a new COVID-19 antigen pipeline, in support of coronavirus research and testing: “Our...

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Equipment Pool Opening

Debbie Goguen

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

Category: News and Notices


The Equipment Pool, located in Marshall d'Avray Hall, will open on a limited basis, for appointment only, beginning Monday, July 20. The schedule will be as follows: Monday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pick up and return Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Pick up ONLY  Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Pick up and return Please note the following steps to pick up and drop off equipment: To reserve equipment, please email avbooking@unb.ca. An appointment will be arranged for the pickup of the reserved...

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UNB MTME students showcase their startups

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Students in the UNB Master of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) program pitched their start-ups to more than 100 venture capitalists, government officials, angel investors, mentors and supporters on July 16 – all together via Zoom. The MTME is a rigorous year-long program through the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship that equips students with the knowledge, technical experience and grit to manage innovative projects and develop a...

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Call for Submissions: UNB Teaching Innovation Award

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 22, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for the UNB Teaching Innovation Award is Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. This award was established in 2015 and each year recognizes up to two UNB educators for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.  Award recipients receive a $500 award and official university recognition. Eligibility: The Teaching Innovation Award is open to all full-time and contract academic employees at UNB currently employed at UNB.  The individual must have...

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CETL Media Lab Re-Opens (Appointments Only)

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


The Media Lab in Marshall d'Avray Hall (Room 234) is open by appointment only. To set up a meeting, please contact medialab@unb.ca or leave a message at 447-3400. We will contact you as soon as possible. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Nancy Fitzpatrick Email Address: nef@unb.ca

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Thesis Proposal Discussion

Tricia Canning

Posted: July 22, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


All are invited to attend MN student Hanin Omar's thesis proposal discussion which will take place on Friday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. The title of Hanin’s work is, Health Resilience of Arabic-Speaking Refugees with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus during COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation Measures. Her supervisor is Dr. David Busolo and committee members are Dr. Jason Hickey and Dr. Neeru Gupta; Internal Reader is Dr. Tracey Rickards. Please contact Trish Canning at canningt@unb.ca, for...

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Bookstore Operating Remotely

Shelley Nowlan

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

Category: News and Notices


The Bookstore is operating remotely for the upcoming term. All textbook and course materials are available on its website at www.unbshop.ca. (Students will be able to shop by course or by using their studentID#; free shipping by Purolator over $100.) Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Nowlan Email Address: snowlan@unb.ca

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UNB COVID-19 research profile: Dr. Anna Ignaszak

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: News and Notices


Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Dr. Anna Ignaszak (Chemistry, Fredericton) is leading one of 13 recently-announced COVID-19 research projects; her lab is working on a portable and miniaturized sensor for rapid testing: "Along with Connor Flynn, one of my graduate students, I am working on...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Computer running hot during online meetings?

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 22, 2020 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If your computer is running hot or using a lot of resources while using Teams, web browsers and online meeting apps let you use additional hardware resources to improve performance. On some older computers this can increase resource use (causing it to work slowly) and temperature.  Microsoft Teams has this option turned on by default. Want to turn this option off in Teams?  Click on your profile photo in the top right.   Select “Settings”.  Under the...

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Orientation Week CoffeeHouse

Niko Coady

Posted: July 22, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This year, UNBSU Orientation is hosting a Coffee House as one of its virtual orientation week events. It is putting out a call for talent submissions, as there are many talented folks in the UNB community! If you would like to submit a talent (singing, dancing, poetry, juggling...and more!), please send a video under five minutes to viceorientation@unbsu.ca before Friday, August 7, and include your name and position in the UNB community (i.e. student, faculty member, staff, etc.). We are...

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New UNB Phone Services Virtual Town Hall

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


ITS is hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29 for faculty and staff to learn about upcoming changes that will provide you with basic UNB phone services while working remotely or on campus (more details below).  We hope you can join us: When: Wednesday, July 29, from 2 - 3 p.m. Where: Microsoft Teams (meeting link) About the changes The week of August 24 (tentative), faculty and staff phone numbers will be migrated from our old telephone environment to Microsoft Teams...

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Graduate Student Support Group

Matthew MacLean

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This group is designed specifically for the graduate student experience. Common difficulties will be explored through a focus on resilience, connection, skill building and peer support. This is a dynamic, responsive, process-oriented group, which invites participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a facilitated setting. This group is confidential and facilitators ensure a safe, respectful and supportive environment. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. To register, email...

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Order your UNB 2020-21 Academic Calendar

Print Services

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Trying to stay organized while working remotely or on campus? Print Services’ UNB-branded oversized calendar may be just the tool you need to plan the 2020-21 academic year. Available in three standard or custom sizes, this yearly planner offers a simple and convenient way to quickly see all your events and activities in a brilliant yearly view. Special colouring has been added to easily distinguish between your workdays and weekends. Order your UNB 2020-2021 Academic Calendar (August...

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Supply Orders from the Bookstore

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


While the doors remain closed, we are still working and can process your orders via email.  For office supplies and special orders please email Shelley at snowlan@unb.ca Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Nowlan Email Address: snowlan@unb.ca

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Campus Mail Drop - Fredericton campus

Carol Anne Booker

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

Category: News and Notices


The Fredericton campus Mail Room is pleased to announce that it will be re-instating outgoing lettermail service effective July 20th.  A mailbox has been installed inside the BMO bank building lobby, departments may drop off all intercampus or outgoing lettermail here Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  For processing of outgoing parcels with Canada Post only, please contact the Mail Room at fmmail@unb.ca to arrange a drop off. If you are using another source...

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UNB’s Summer Institute welcomes nine Canadian companies

UNB Communications

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Summer Institute at the University of New Brunswick has accepted nine companies from across Canada into its intensive entrepreneurship program, the largest cohort yet in its seven-year history. The program, offered through UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, is a three-month accelerator for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and the passion to turn their visions into sustainable ventures. “The Summer Institute is globally recognized...

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Recruiting male participants for an exercise study

Courtni Ruth-Anne Soucy

Posted: July 21, 2020 10:20:00 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 training exercises. We are working to get back to our lab after the COVID-19 shut down and will be active...

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Update email signature

UNB Communications

Posted: July 20, 2020 10:41:00 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 the COVID-19 website works properly when added to your signature.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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SAS software licences available to UNB students, staff and faculty

Olivia Hanson

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

Category: News and Notices


Looking for software to help with data management and analysis? SAS software is a statistical software suite developed by SAS Institute Inc. for data management and advanced analytics, with applications for topics like multivariate analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics.   The SAS software suite can retrieve, alter, manage, mine, and analyze data from a variety of sources and formats, from the humble CSV to “Big Data” and relational...

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UNBSJ - Ganong Hall High Pressure Air Shutdown

Angie Robichaud

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

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that there will be a shutdown of high pressure air in Ganong Hall scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (approximately). This scheduled shutdown will require approximately four hours for the work to be completed. 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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13 UNB projects receive funding to support COVID-19 research

UNB Communications

Posted: July 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB researchers have been awarded $409,854 by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 13 projects investigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will support researchers in disciplines ranging from nursing to education to chemistry who are contributing to pandemic response efforts. “As a leader in research and education, the expertise of our researchers is one of the most vital...

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BOGO ABA Training for Families and Caregivers courses

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: July 17, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB College of Extended Learning offers Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers, an array of online courses covering different topics based on the principles of ABA.  Designed for busy parents and caregivers, participants can work at their own pace, one course at a time, while networking and learning from others who are facing similar challenges. Choose from the following online courses: • Behaviour 101 • Reducing Challenging Behaviour •...

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M365 Workshop July 22: New Features in the Office Web Apps

Heidi Harding

Posted: July 16, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft 365 offers? Follow our showcase feature series in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop: New Features in the Office Web Apps Wednesday, July 22 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Online via Teams Meeting This workshop will focus on several new features available in the Office Web Apps, including: New stock image access Word Web App Editor tool PowerPoint Live New features in the Excel Web App: PivotTables, Workbook statistics,...

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UNB 2020-21 Academic Calendar - Order today

Print Services

Posted: July 16, 2020 10:51:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Trying to stay organized while working remotely or on campus? Print Services’ UNB-branded oversized calendar may be just the tool you need to plan the 2020-21 academic year. Available in three standard or custom sizes, this yearly planner offers a simple and convenient way to quickly see all your events and activities in a brilliant yearly view. Special colouring has been added to easily distinguish between your workdays and weekends. Order your UNB 2020-2021 Academic Calendar (August...

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Equipment Pool Re-Opening

Debbie Goguen

Posted: July 15, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Equipment Pool, located in Marshall d’Avray Hall, will open on a limited basis, for appointments only, beginning Monday, July 20. The schedule is as follows:  Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pick up and return  Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pick up ONLY Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Pick up and return Please note the following steps to pick up and drop off equipment:  To reserve equipment please email avbooking@unb.ca. An appointment will be...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Recording Videos for Classes and Training

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 15, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Need to create a quick lecture or demonstration but don’t have recording software? Microsoft Stream lets you create quick (up to 15 minutes) screen recordings using your computer’s screen and microphone. You can also use your camera to record yourself speaking. Screen recordings are then saved to Stream where you can manage, download, and share them as needed. Learn more about screen recording and how to get started. Need to record content longer than 15 minutes? Use the recording...

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Connection is Critical: How to Build Community in Your Courses and Programs

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 14, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This session is hosted by Student Services, Counselling Services and Teaching & Learning Services on Monday, July 27, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.  Moderators will be from both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Students are more likely to be successful learners when they feel connected to each other and the university, but building a sense of connection will be much more difficult this fall. Join this discussion to share and gather ideas on how to foster community in a remote...

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Sarah Birch: Working from home and staying motivated

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Sarah Birch (BBA'01, LLB'04) is a proud UNB alumna and a member of UNB’s Associated Alumni council. A former lawyer, and current content creator and blogger, she recently moved ‘back home’ to the East Coast with her family. Find Sarah's tips here.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Communications Office Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Alumni-led startup offers health research tech that “eliminates the bottleneck”

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Fredericton-based Populus Global Solutions, led by Tristan Rutter (BA '90) and Nick Rutter (BScE’87), have spun off health-tech startup Nonte to develop a new medical research platform – and they’ve just signed Texas Medical Centre – the largest medical complex in the world. Read more here. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Communications Office Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Recording Meetings in Microsoft Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 8, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week - sometimes you may want to record a meeting if some individuals are unable to attend, or if you or others need to reference the meeting for minute-taking or other purposes.   Recording your meeting captures its audio, video and screen sharing activities and recordings are automatically saved to Microsoft Stream, where the owner (the person who started the recording) can manage, download, and share the meeting recording as needed.  Specific details of who...

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Seeking Participants for Study on Improving Transitions from Paediatric to Adult Healthcare

Kaelin Barry

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

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Research in Integrated Care is currently seeking participants for a study on improving transitions from pediatric to adult healthcare for youth/young adults with complex care needs in New Brunswick. Participants may be entered in a draw to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! We are recruiting youth/young adults with complex care needs between the ages of 14-30 years who are transitioning (or have transitioned) from pediatric to adult healthcare, their caregivers, and their...

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Updated app aids women experiencing violent relationships

Communications Office

Posted: July 8, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) can now access a new and improved interactive health and safety app to help them assess their situation and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app is the latest version of iCAN Plan 4 Safety (iCAN), the first interactive online health and safety resource of its kind for Canadians experiencing IPV. The app was co-developed by UNB, the University of British Columbia and Western University. Read the full story.   Category: News and...

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Seemingly scary fish important for marine life in Atlantic Canada

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Despite recent fears over a fish that has a powerful suction cup mouth with rows of circular teeth, the eel-like creature has been in New Brunswick waters for a very long time. In fact, any body of water that connects to the ocean could see the presence of the frightening-looking fish – known as the sea lamprey. Research out of the University of New Brunswick gives us a more in-depth look into these fish and the vital role they play in keeping our waters healthy. Read the full...

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Mac users on Fredericton campus: Pop-up window appearing asking for credentials

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Some Mac users working on the Fredericton campus are seeing a pop-up window appear every 15-20 minutes asking you to enter your credentials. Please ignore this window and, instead, make the following change to your Mac to stop the pop-up window from appearing again. If you are working from home, you do not need to make this change but should once you return to campus. You must be on campus and connected to UNB’s wired network to complete the next steps. How to disable the pop-up...

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Centralized ordering of COVID-19 supplies at UNB Fredericton

UNB Communications

Posted: July 7, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton is centrally ordering all PPE and COVID-19-related supplies that are required for our return to campus. An order form has been created to help unit managers order what will be needed for their employees and spaces. If you have completed an operational plan, please fill out the following form: https://es.unb.ca/forms/supply-request/.  If you have already returned to campus and have all the supplies you need, or if you order supplies from central stores, no action is...

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Adapting to COVID-19 webinars

UNB Communications

Posted: July 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we move through the COVID-19 recovery phases, we are experiencing many new challenges.  UNB is offering “Ask the expert” webinar series through the Workplace Learning Solutions division of our insurance provider, Morneau Shepell.  The webinars are designed to support those in leadership roles to navigate the pandemic, provide advice on how to lead teams and help employees to rebuild resiliency during COVID-19.  Click on the appropriate links to register for...

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Recruiting male participants for an exercise study

Courtni Ruth-Anne Soucy

Posted: July 7, 2020 10:27:00 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 training exercises. We are working to get back to our lab after the COVID-19 shut down and will be active...

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Anywhere. Anytime. Earn your FASD Intervention Support Certificate Program online at UNB

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: July 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Considered an invisible disability, FASD impacts an estimated four per cent of Canada’s population. One of the most critical issues currently facing Canada’s intervention sector is a shortage of skilled labour to fill the growing demand for FASD diagnosis, intervention and support.   The UNB College of Extended Learning’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Intervention Certificate Program can help fill the gap. The FASD Intervention Support Certificate Program...

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Natasha Simon named MWC Director

UNB Communications

Posted: July 6, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Natasha Simon has been named Nikanahtpat (Director) of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, effective July 1, 2020. Nikanahtpat is a Wolastoqey term meaning “one who leads by mind, body and spirit.” Natasha is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog, N.B. In her personal and professional lives, she has worked tirelessly to center Indigenous knowledge systems and history in her work. Natasha brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience working with post-secondary Indigenous students....

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Speaker Series Online with Muthu Singaram

Nandi Kaul

Posted: July 6, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Welcome to the UNBF Faculty of Management's Speaker Series Online! In this episode, Muthu Singaram talks about building a start-up, as a career, and shares his journey as an entrepreneur. Muthu Singaram is the CEO of the IIT Madras Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre Incubator, and founder of multiple start-ups, including VibaZone and Start-up Podium. A lifelong learner and an author of two books on entrepreneurship and incubation, Muthu joins us from Chennai, India. Watch the full...

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Nine UNBers make finals for Atlantic AquaHacking Challenge

Communications Office

Posted: July 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Canadian division of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation’s AquaHacking Challenge has announced its five finalist teams, with nine UNB students and alumni making the cut. AquaHacking Challenges are nine-month programs held across Canada in which competitors work to solve water-related problems, including issues with potability and industrial pollution. The Atlantic version was organized by Saint Mary’s University’s Atlantic Water Network. The competition is...

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Reminder: Have you completed your UNB cybersecurity training?

Erik Denis

Posted: July 3, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s cybersecurity training (Beauceron) is designed to educate you on the cybersecurity threats you face at UNB, so you’re better equipped to protect yourself, UNB and its data from these threats. All UNB faculty and staff are required to complete this training. Get started now: Log in to the myUNB Portal and click the ‘Cybersecurity Awareness’ link in the launch menu  What does the training involve? The training consists of four modules with a few short...

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Best Practices for Moving Language Training Online

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 2, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join Richard Duijnstee, CETL's Instructional Designer, on Thursday, July 9, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for the session "Best Practices for Moving Language Training Online." Transitioning from a face-to-face environment to a remote class for teaching languages can be a challenge. Don't worry, many things you are doing right now can be transferred over to an online practice. This session will help you get ideas on how to use various teaching tools to your advantage. To register for this event,...

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How to Adapt Your Course for the Fall: Everything You Need to Know

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 2, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


CETL is offering a two-week course that will walk you through everything that you need to successfully deliver a course using alternate delivery methods. In this course, you will be the student and will have approximately 2-3 hours of work to do per day. If you do not have the time required to complete the course, you should still register for the course and then work through at your own pace throughout the summer.    All live sessions will be recorded so that you are...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Pop Out a Chat in Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 2, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Tired of switching between windows when chatting in Teams? Now you can pop out chats into separate windows letting you easily reference files and other information within Teams.  There are a few ways to pop out chat windows; below is one example.  Select ‘Chat’ from the left-hand column,  Hover over the individual or group chat with your cursor, you will notice a ‘Pop out chat’ icon appear—it looks like a box with...

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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 designed by PhD candidate Derek Gaudet. It is being carried out in collaboration with UNB experimental...

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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 faculty and staff will contain call in numbers. Teams meetings created by guests, retirees and students...

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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 access to a computer, internet connection, and Zoom. Register here. Date: July 27-31, 2020 Time: 9 a.m....

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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 (F) Terri Byers, Faculty of Kinesiology (F) Elizabeth Effinger, Department of English (F) Siobhan Hanratty,...

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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 to you. Items within your personalized email are curated through key words like how spelling and...

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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 Strategy, centred around the goal of deepening and broadening alumni engagement.  The strategy...

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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 appointed to UNB’s department of surveying engineering in 1966. As a leading expert on mining...

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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: Christopher Hudson-Brading Email Address: ELP@unb.ca

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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 questions of life.   Register now!  Course begins July 6. Category: News and...

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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 identified in unit operational plans and ordering will be done centrally through Facilities...

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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 country as well. Their meanings continue to resonate as Canada struggles to face a shameful history...

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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 valued at $150,000 per student and went to one student each in the faculties of education and arts in...

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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 lights on for New Brunswickers and the COVID-19 pandemic period is no different. So, when NB Power...

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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 people. The University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional...

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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 Canadian Student Services by Carol Jordan, a longtime member of the University of New Brunswick....

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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 use the Teams app/client, Chrome, or MS Edge. UNB attendees can use all features within Teams but...

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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 Association, and he was also an advocate for social and economic development initiatives in his...

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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 UNB. Students should have access to a computer, internet connection, and Zoom. Register here. Date: July...

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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 which are rarely seen. Sometimes it is simply a lack of space, or it may be that the work is too...

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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 questionnaire for their courses. The ability for Instructors to monitor the response rate for their...

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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 Information Contact: Angie Robichaud Email Address: Angie.Robichaud@unb.ca

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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 Meetings Including: background effects, roll call, raise hand, and more The "guest" experience 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: https://unbcloud.sharepoint.com/sites/M365 Please update your bookmarks and online/printed materials accordingly. Note: For...

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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 training exercises. We are working to get back to our lab after the COVID-19 shut down and will be active...

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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 any best wishes from the UNB community as he steps into a new adventure. Ken Reimer, Director Centre...

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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 including recommendations for employees transitioning back to the workplace. It also provides advice for...

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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 opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to study nursing in the province. Dr. Jason Hickey is an...

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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 YouTube here. In this episode Brian Flood (BBA'83) talks about his journey as an entrepreneur. In 2001,...

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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, and Zoom. Register here. Date: July 13-17, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Offered online via...

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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 Management must approve the building is safe for return and complies with safety...

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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 Community Studies Institute. She is a former dean of the UNB Saint John faculty of arts. She specializes in...

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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 and easier to contain and deactivate neurotoxic chemical weapons, like VX and sarin. Dr. Barry...

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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 musical foundations for your child. Register here. Date: July 6-10, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (+ five...

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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 the COVID-19 website works properly when added to your signature. Category: News and Notices Article...

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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, businesses will submit projects related to COVID-19 recovery, and students will work in...

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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 access to a computer, internet connection, and Zoom Register here. Date: July 6 -10, 2020 Time: 9...

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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 & Daniel Voyer, Psychology Flipping Product Design & Development on Its Head - Kush Bubbar,...

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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: drive, etc.) Colleague eServices UCard services Footprints CMS All UNB webpages The UNB App From on...

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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: suoliver@unb.ca

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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 Meetings Including: background effects, roll call, raise hand, and more The "guest" experience 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition...

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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 thread, beads, and artificial  flowers to create a whole garden of flower fairies in a rainbow of...

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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 will be asked about your thoughts on how to improve New Brunswick healthcare for people of higher...

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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 colleagues, Liz Whamond exemplified the “Spirit of UNB.”  Not only was she a...

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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 Youngsters Music camp for ages three to five.  Each camp  is specially tailored to...

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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 imagined that New Brunswick would be challenged by the consequences of a global pandemic, or by the...

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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 professor of remote sensing in the faculty of forestry and environmental management in Fredericton,...

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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 served as a member of the Upper Kingsclear Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years.   During...

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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. Given the lack of on-campus interaction at present, the chance to come together virtually as a...

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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 exercising program with an exercise professional. We are currently awaiting final approval to start back...

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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 her/him to attend this event on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in MS Teams....

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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 do, check out Alumni News. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni...

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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 Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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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 do, check out Alumni News. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni...

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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 News.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email...

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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 and advice, inspiring stories, and things to do check out Alumni News. Category: News and...

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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, inspiring stories and things to do, check out Alumni News. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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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, staff, students and the program itself.  Underneath Jo Anne’s quiet personality lay a very...

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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 list of ‘UCard Accepted Here' locations) Note: Secure door access will not be impacted. If...

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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 enjoyed reading the newspaper, walking, shopping and spending time with his niece. He also enjoyed...

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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 Information Contact: Christopher Hudson-Brading Email Address: ELP@unb.ca

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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 worked well? How did your students cope? Did you make any resolutions about how you might teach...

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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 Friday with live 90-minute sessions (via Zoom) each day. Depending on the camp, your children will...

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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 may remember Meghan from last Summer if you came to any of our Design Works Camps) Our new Format: We...

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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 determined COVID-19 signage needs to prepare for a return to campus, please contact Print Services...

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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, medicine), and a mix of healthcare and non-profit organizations. The qualitative research group meets monthly...

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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 Irving Library will be affected as the construction site will be fenced off. Due to campus and library...

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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 well requires special skills and, in 2015, NB-IRDT was established at UNB to develop this...

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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 acknowledge the extent of racism experienced by many people from across the community and to re-double...

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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 2020 from your UNB Fredericton Family and UNB Saint John Family. Category: News and Notices Article...

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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 Nurses (LPNs) who wish to become Registered Nurses (RNs) will now be able to take courses from...

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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 through all the questions and comments, each question asked will be posted and answered in...

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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 Times as "Britain’s greatest gift to Canadian comedy,” and on Wednesday, June 17 at 8...

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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, medicine), and a mix of healthcare and non-profit organizations. The qualitative research group meets monthly...

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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 which are rarely seen. Sometimes it is simply a lack of space, or it may be that the work is too...

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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 to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during...

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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 update about our upcoming priorities and answers your questions.   When: Wednesday, June 3,...

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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 designer at UNB. Things such as: If the research says one of the most impactful teaching practices is...

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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 working in the chemistry department at UNB in 1969, where he worked alongside his wife, Nada Stojanac,...

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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 appointment at 453-4837, or email shc@unb.ca with any questions.  Check out the website for up to...

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Campus Pharmacy Open

Campus Pharmacy

Posted: June 1, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNBF's Campus Pharmacy is open regular hours to serve customers. If you have any questions, please call 506-455-2325. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Campus Pharmacy Email Address: campuspharmacyunb@gmail.com

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2020-21

Communications Office

Posted: June 1, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Four high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills, community involvement and academic success. This...

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The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity signs MOU with Tallinn University of Technology

Communications Office

Posted: June 1, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick and the Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate the collaboration in combating cyber threats. By signing the MOU, both centres declared their intention to explore opportunities for collaborative research projects and training for the advancement of cybersecurity which are of mutual interest or benefit to...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Nada Stojanac

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Nada Stojanac, who passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Nada was born in 1935 on the island of Krk, in Croatia. She received her PhD in organic chemistry in 1965 from the University of Zagreb. She worked as a well-respected and highly inventive research scientist at UNB Fredericton with her husband, Zarko Stojanac, in the department of chemistry.  Family, friends and colleagues remember her as a...

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Bi-Campus 2019-20 Virtual Town Hall on June 3

UNB Communications

Posted: May 29, 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 update about our upcoming priorities and answers your questions.   When: Wednesday, June 3,...

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You may need to re-register your devices to connect to UNBF wired network starting June 3

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 29, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Between June 3 - 19, ITS will be upgrading the system it uses for managing devices connected to UNB’s network on the Fredericton campus. What this means to you Following the upgrade, you may need to re-register your computer/device to access the UNBF wired network. Note: Most computers/devices will be automatically registered by ITS with no action required by you. To register your computer/device: Connect your computer/device to the wired network (not wireless).  Open a web...

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UNB celebrates the Class of 2020!

Communications Office

Posted: May 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This week, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the accomplishments of its more than 1,600 graduates from across Canada and around the world. Although unable to hold its annual graduation ceremonies as a result of COVID-19, the university wants to congratulate its students on achieving this significant milestone. UNB is proud of the 1,278 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 290 earning master’s degrees and 36 achieving the highest level of academic...

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Highlighting some of our graduates

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


As we often say at UNB, graduation is a time when communities join to celebrate the work and accomplishments of students and faculty. While this year’s graduates are experiencing a different form of send-off due to COVID-19, they remain as accomplished, determined and driven as ever. We’ve chosen four students whose stories are a snapshot of some of the incredible work happening within, and beyond, the halls of UNB. Read the full story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Five tips for eating well at home

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Before becoming a naturopathic doctor, Tracy Palmer (BN’06) was a registered nurse in internal medicine and oncology. Since experiencing her own health challenges and discovering naturopathic medicine, she has been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2012 and is founder of Roots to Branches Whole Health Clinic. We are all having to adjust to a new normal during COVID-19 and social isolation. People are spending a lot more time at home, whether that is working from home,...

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Working Group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places - Phase One recommendations

UNB Communications

Posted: May 26, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Since its establishment in 1785, UNB has had a rich, long-standing history in New Brunswick. With many of UNB’s buildings and other spaces named after historical and contemporary leaders, conversations surrounding named places are happening within our university community, just as they are at many universities across North America. Shortly after I began my term as president of UNB, students, faculty, staff and members of the public raised concerns regarding the name of Ludlow Hall on...

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Free Webinar: Creating an Ergonomically Healthy Workspace at Home

Diane McAdam

Posted: May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you suddenly find yourself working from a makeshift desk at home? Learn how to create a healthy workspace using what you already have around you and discover free tools and resources that can help.  Following an approximately 20-minute presentation, Annie Barnwell will be available for a Q&A session to answer your questions about working from home healthily and effectively. Join us on Friday, May 29, from 12 - 1 p.m.  Moderated by  Michelle McNeil (BBA'03, MBA'09), Executive...

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2020 Central Heating Plant Shutdown Reminder

Tom Gilmore

Posted: May 26, 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 to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during...

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UNB-led research partnership seeks to create new movement in forest stewardship

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Canadian forests, like the Acadian Forest found in the Maritimes, are a vital resource that fulfill both an environmental and economic role. With pressures on forests increasing, researchers at the University of New Brunswick are working with landowners to investigate new models and methods to support their use and continued existence. A UNB-led research team spanning four institutions located in two provinces and one U.S. state has been awarded $169,000 in funding over three years from the...

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English Language Programme Summer Term course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you know any full-time undergraduates or graduate students whose first language is not English?  Would they like to enhance their English skills?  Academic English as a Second Language courses may be the right fit.  AESL 1011 (for Undergraduate students) and AESL 6021 (for Graduate students) will be offered July 7 – August 13 using alternative delivery methods. Please share this information with those whom you feel could benefit. Please email ELP@unb.ca or call...

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UNB Fredericton summer hours

UNB Communications

Posted: May 25, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Summer operating hours are in effect on UNB Fredericton campus until Sept. 8, 2020.   Employees transitioning to work on-campus: Individuals working on-campus will work summer business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Employees working from home: We recognize that not everyone will be able to adhere to a fixed schedule as they would normally maintain in an office setting and some workdays will look quite different from others. It is important that you continue to balance your work and home...

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Associated Alumni Champagne Toasts

Natasha Rego

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni invites you to join in this week as it celebrates UNB's class of spring 2020 graduates through virtual champagne toasts. Get your toasting beverage of choice ready and tune into @UNBYoungAlumni on Facebook on the dates and times below for your special five-minute live stream toast, delivered by a member of the #ProudlyUNB alumni family. Tune into the UNB Young Alumni Facebook page for special live toasts, delivered by members of the #ProudlyUNB alumni...

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Spotlighting essential staff - UNB libraries

Communications Office

Posted: May 25, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As students adapt to a new way of studying since the outbreak of COVID-19, UNB’s library staff have been hard at work to ensure a seamless transition.  With courses now being delivered by alternative methods of learning, students are relying on electronic resources more than ever and UNB’s librarians and library staff have been working to make sure they have everything they need, including online access to textbooks and course materials.  Sciences & Health Sciences...

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Let's Get Real: Keeping mental health in mind at UNB

Human Rights and Postive Environment Office

Posted: May 25, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB,  in collaboration with UNB Counselling Services and with members of the Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights will be hosting a two-hour online dialogue session to discuss issues related to mental health and wellness and how we as individuals and as teams, can work together in the creation of mentally healthy environments. By sharing and discussing online resources, participants will...

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Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series

Lori Quick

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

Category: News and Notices


The next Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series will be held on Wednesday, May 27, from 10 - 11 a.m. (ADT) and will feature 3D Pet/Family Portraits. Join Jody and her kids as they take an hour to pay homage to the things that give us comfort - our pets!  Don't have a pet - neither do we, but we love animals.  So, we will draw inspiration from the pets of friends and family.  Grab some inspiration and have a photoshoot with our favourite fury friend, then meet us back...

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Michael Marin named acting dean of law

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


I am pleased to announce that Michael Marin has been named acting dean of law at UNB.    Mike joined UNB Fredericton’s faculty of law as an assistant professor in 2016. He was promoted to associate professor and appointed associate dean in 2018. He holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, an MA in public policy from Carleton University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. His areas of teaching and research include administrative law, corporate governance, and...

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UNB-led research team will help develop police expertise in responding to intimate partner violence

Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Carmen Gill, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, wants to make life safer for Canadians facing intimate partner violence. “Intimate partner violence is a widespread societal issue around the world that encompasses physical violence, sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behaviours,” says Dr. Gill. “From a criminal justice perspective, it is difficult to recognize certain acts as being part of that dynamic, such as...

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Lets Get Real: Keeping mental health in mind at UNB

Cat Squires

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB,  in collaboration with UNB Counselling Services and with members of the Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights will be hosting a two-hour online dialogue session to discuss issues related to mental health and wellness and how we as individuals and as teams, can work together in the creation of mentally healthy environments. By sharing and discussing online resources, participants will...

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Introducing a Guide to "Indigenizing" Your Course

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB has a guide to help faculty and instructors make their courses more welcoming for Indigenous students. It is called Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon and Your Course and can be found on this Web page. This session will be held on Wednesday, June 10, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, pronounced "bill-wee-duh-huz-zoo-wows-sue-wah’-gn" is a Wolastoqey term meaning “Allowing your thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth.” It encapsulates the...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group Meeting

Monique Cassidy

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:35:00 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, medicine), and a mix of healthcare and non-profit organizations. The qualitative research group meets monthly...

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Free Webinar: Creating an Ergonomically Healthy Workspace at Home

Diane McAdam

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you suddenly find yourself working from a makeshift desk at home? Learn how to create a healthy workspace using what you already have around you and discover free tools and resources that can help.  Following an approximately 20-minute presentation, Annie Barnwell will be available for a Q&A session to answer your questions about working from home healthily and effectively. Join us on Friday, May 29, from 12 - 1 p.m.  Moderated by  Michelle McNeil (BBA'03, MBA'09), Executive...

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Revelations: Selections from the UNB Permanent Collection - Episodes Online

Lori Quick

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:25:00 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, and offices of the university. There are, however, some works which are rarely seen. Sometimes it is simply a lack of space, or it may be that the work is too...

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Health and wellness during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: May 20, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Strategic mini breaks throughout the day are essential to help improve your health and well-being. By switching gears and taking brief breaks throughout the workday, you can recharge your mind and body and help reduce stress and renew your focus.  Getting up from your workstation to do an activity you enjoy can reduce the negative health effects from working for long stretches without any breaks. If you are unable to take a break, consider switching work tasks. By changing your focus,...

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Reminder: submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Marketing Office

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

Category: News and Notices


During this time of uncertainty and change, members of the UNB Class of 2020 have continually impressed us with their resilience, drive and dedication. Although graduation day will look different this year, we wanted to find a way to collectively come together as a community to celebrate our graduates and all of their tremendous accomplishments. Our ask of you If you have advice, words of encouragement, or even just a congratulations message for our graduating class, please send us a quick...

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Approved Bachelor of Health program accepting applications

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Admissions to the new, four-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Health program at UNB have now begun for fall 2020, with approval from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Council. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to combine the precision of science with the creativity and critical thinking of the social sciences and humanities, plus the strategic vision and accountability of business management.  Read the full story here. Category: News and...

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Associated Alumni Champagne Toasts

Natasha Rego

Posted: May 20, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Although we could not be together this spring, the Associated Alumni is happy to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of UNB’s Spring 2020 graduates through virtual champagne toasts. The Associated Alumni Champagne Toast has been a 30-year tradition on the Saint John campus. Tune into the UNB Young Alumni Facebook page for special live toasts, delivered by members of the #ProudlyUNB alumni family, and help celebrate UNB’s deserving graduates. We encourage graduates,...

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O365 Monthly Workshop – May 27

Heidi Harding

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft O365 offers? Follow our showcase feature series in SharePoint Online or attend this month’s workshop, entitled Personal Productivity Tools, taking place on Wednesday, May 27, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., online via Live Event. This month's workshop will focus on several new apps and features available in O365 dealing with personal productivity, including: MyAnalytics To Do Translator for Outlook New accessibility tools for...

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Spotlighting essential staff – UNBSJ mailroom staff

Communications Office

Posted: May 20, 2020 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Despite the campuses being closed to most, a skeleton staff has been working hard to minimize disruption at UNB caused by COVID-19.   UNBSJ shipper, receiver and mailroom clerk Tammy Hicks has been one of those key staff members who have been ensuring that students, faculty and staff have access to what they need to continue their work, despite not being able to come to campus. The mailroom is still opening between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for faculty and staff who prefer to retrieve...

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Aquatic Facility in Bailey Hall - Essential work during COVID-19

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 20, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding campus closure, the aquatic facility in Bailey Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus has remained open to care for various species of fish.  The facility, which mainly functions to raise salmonids and specific strains of zebrafish for teaching and research purposes, is managed and operated by aquatic facility manager Heather Burke and aquatic technician Krista Latimer, as well as their team of dedicated animal care staff. Tillmann...

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A letter on behalf of students affected by COVID-19

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Patrick Hickey, fourth-year bachelor of science student and president of the Students’ Representative Council on UNB’s Saint John campus, takes a moment to reveal some of the ways his fellow UNB students are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. More insights, inspiring stories and things to do, can be found on the Alumni News website.     Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Development & Donor Relations Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Alumni News direct: Entrepreneurs lay out a plan for recovery

Alumni Office

Posted: May 19, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Marcel Lebrun (BScEng’92) and David Alston (former UNB instructor) have offered a plan for New Brunswick’s version of 'The Dance,' and how we can re-open and recover from COVID-19. More insights, inspiring stories and things to do, can be found on the Alumni News website. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Two UNB researchers honoured by NBIF

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Kenneth Kent, professor of computer science at UNB Fredericton, has been named by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) as UNB’s 2020 Star Mentor, recognizing him as the province’s top research mentor at a New Brunswick university. Rémy Rochette, a professor of biological sciences at UNB’s Saint John campus, was recognized by the NBIF with a Mitacs Honourable Mention prize. To read the complete story, check out this link. Category: News and Notices Article...

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Fiscal Year End

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: May 15, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Accounts Payable is in the final stretch for processing of the following documents: 1. Petty cash reimbursement requests covering all petty cash disbursements made up to the end of April 2020. 2. Original invoices covering the delivery of goods and/or services dated April 30, 2020, or earlier. 3. Travel Expense Forms covering travel completed up to the end of April 2020. 4. Receipts for personal reimbursements incurred up to the end of April 2020. 5. Requests for External Invoices covering...

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UNB spotlight on health and well-being

Communications Office

Posted: May 15, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Health is a priority for the entire UNB community, and for those charged with providing health and well-being support, their expertise has never been more important. On the Saint John campus, nurse practitioner Terry-Lynne King is usually found in the Student Health Centre providing care and advice on a whole host of health problems. “Our focus has shifted and is now very much on dealing with urgent healthcare needs,” explains King. “Routine health testing and appointments...

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How to Adapt Your Course for the Fall: Everything You Need to Know

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: May 15, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Everything you need to know to be confident and comfortable instructing this fall - two-week course. Are you wondering where to start? How to teach in a virtual classroom and still be effective and engaging?  What are the best practices for teaching in this new learning environment?   This two-week course will be offered four times before the fall term begins.  Registering for one of the sessions will allow you to have hands-on access to the course...

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Introducing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Checklist for Faculty and Instructors

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: May 15, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This session will be held on Wednesday, May 20, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., facilitated virtually by Bev Bramble, CETL Instructional Designer. As faculty and instructors, it is important to create an environment that welcomes diversity and includes everyone, in which all students are able participate and learn. This session introduces and discusses the UNB EDI Checklist which has suggestions for how you can achieve that aim in your courses. The checklist is available on this Web page. Visit the...

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Alumni News direct: UNB researcher featured in National Geographic for unique discovery

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB biology researcher Melissa Costales and her team have been featured in National Geographic for their extraordinary rediscovery of the Mindo harlequin toad, previously considered extinct. Read why this is such an important discovery. More inspiring stories, along with insights from alumni and fellow UNBers, and things to do can be found on the Alumni News website. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series

Lori Quick

Posted: May 15, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next Design Works Wednedays - Create at Home Series will take place on May 20, from 10 - 11 a.m., and will feature Creative Egg Carton Gardens. Join us for a salute to the sunshine as we learn about planting from seed, making planters from your household supplies - and the most important - accessorizing!  We will be marking our indoor plants to prepare for the day they can live outside and then moving ahead, we will make permanent garden markers to keep your garden organized all...

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The UNB Art Centre receives a 2020 Signature Grant from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation

Lori Quick

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre receives a 2020 Signature Grant from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation The UNB Art Centre is pleased to acknowledge the support and recognition received by the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) for a 2020 Signature Grant given to organizations showing leadership in technological responses to closed galleries and cancelled programming. Executive Director Kathryn McCarroll stated, “We intend this to be both a support for the work you are doing and a recognition...

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Recognizing our heroes during National Nursing Week

Communications Office

Posted: May 14, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The following commentary is from Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB President and Vice-Chancellor. It’s unlikely that any of us could have predicted the current global situation when, in December, the World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in honour of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. This unintentionally timely designation recognizes the dedication and compassion nursing professionals put into their work. National Nursing Week,...

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Career Talks Online: Class of 2020 Webinar Series

Mary Duffley

Posted: May 14, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni is proud to offer complimentary webinars to the Class of 2020. Brought to students by its affinity partners TD Insurance, Manulife and MBNA. If you know students who would benefit from participating, please pass along this information. Registration is required. May 20 at 12 p.m.: The Fundamentals of LinkedIn – Led by UNB alumna Shauna Cole • Understand the purpose of this platform. • Easy tricks to create a professional and beautiful profile....

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Emery Myles Fanjoy

Communications Office

Posted: May 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Emery Myles Fanjoy, who passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. He was 85.   Born and raised in Saint John, Emery graduated from UNB’s B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) program in 1957. He attended Imperial College in London, England, and was awarded an Athlone Fellowship. Over the years, Emery worked as an engineer with New Brunswick Telephone, Canadian General Electric and IBM.   In 1973,...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Marketing Office

Posted: May 13, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During this time of uncertainty and change, members of the UNB Class of 2020 have continually impressed us with their resilience, drive and dedication. Although graduation day will look different this year, we wanted to find a way to collectively come together as a community to celebrate our graduates and all of their tremendous accomplishments. Our ask of you If you have advice, words of encouragement, or even just a congratulations message for our graduating class, please send us a quick...

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UNB spotlight on residences

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 13, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


While most of our students travelled home at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, it was not possible for some. To assist the students who are still living on both campuses, a number of staff members have stayed on-site to offer advice, support and to ensure our residences are running safely. Residence life coordinator Cassidy Collins and residence and conference services manager Cory Brown are continuing to oversee the students in residence on the Saint John campus, making health and safety...

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Alumni News direct: Sustainability and Economic Opportunities Post COVID-19

Alumni Office

Posted: May 13, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Eric Cook (BScME’88), CEO/executive director the Research and Productivity Council, believes that a 'sixth wave of innovation' is coming and that the economic realities from COVID-19 will allow it to ramp up even faster. He explains how the sixth wave could create sustainability and economic opportunities for New Brunswick and beyond. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Free Webinar: Creating an Ergonomically Healthy Workspace at Home

Diane McAdam

Posted: May 13, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you suddenly find yourself working from a makeshift desk at home? Learn how to create a healthy workspace using what you already have around you and discover free tools and resources that can help.  Following an approximately 20-minute presentation, Annie Barnwell will be available for a Q&A session to answer your questions about working from home healthily and effectively. Join us on Friday, May 29, from 12 - 1 p.m.  Moderated by  Michelle McNeil (BBA'03, MBA'09), Executive...

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Taking time for yourself during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: May 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As UNB moves through the COVID-19 recovery phases, we need to remember the importance of spending time away from the demands of our jobs to maintain a balance of work, health and wellness. By juggling many responsibilities, you may feel compelled to work longer hours or may be reluctant to take any time off from work as we adjust to working remotely.  It is more important than ever to make sure you are taking time for yourself. The benefits of taking the time now will help to improve...

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Email signature

Communications Office

Posted: May 12, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we transition through the next phase of recovery and reopening our campuses, the revised text has been prepared for you to consider adopting into your current email signature.  Place the text, using font size 9 pt, between your contact information and the UNB logo. Please ensure the hyperlink to the COVID-19 website works properly when added to your signature. Signature content to use: UNB campuses remain closed to the public with spring/summer sessions offered through...

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UNB and JDI announce 2020 scholarship recipients

Communications Office

Posted: May 12, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Tamara McDougall of Odell and Keegan Pickard of Piercemont will both attend UNB Fredericton to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “Being a recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB means I will be able to...

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Purchasing PPE and other COVID-19 supplies at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: May 11, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB is asking for a coordinated approach to purchasing COVID-19 related supplies such as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to reduce waste, maximize funding and secure in-demand products.   A group has been established to coordinate a bi-campus centralized acquisition, storage, and disbursement of all PPE such as masks, gloves, etc.  A coordinated effort will provide UNB the benefits of bulk buying such as expedition, priority and cost, as well as ensure the supplies and PPE are...

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UNB Spotlight on Food Services

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 11, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Since UNB switched over to essential services to align with provincial guidelines as a result of COVID-19, UNB’s campus food services had to quickly adapt to the necessary changes to prioritize the health and safety of students and employees.  Sodexo continues to serve students left in residence on our Fredericton campus. Leanne English, an executive chef who has worked at Sodexo UNBF for 22 years, describes the...

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Project Reveal - Design Works Wednesdays

Lori Quick

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

Category: News and Notices


Project Reveal: Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home Series This event will be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 10 - 11 a.m. and will feature Printing Bookmarks! This week, join Jody as she gives you a tiny glimpse into the life of a print maker while creating your own unique bookmarks.  Once you have mastered this, we will move on to another art form, origami, and make bookmarks.  It is almost time for Summer Reading Club with the NB Public Libraries and we want you to be...

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UNB Art Centre is looking for Design Works Summer Instructors

Lori Quick

Posted: May 11, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We are looking for Creative Educators to teach this Summer! Are you creative and have some mad skills you want to share? Are you looking for a fun Summer job? Do you love working with kids and teens? Do you pride yourself in providing the highest quality instruction? Then UNB Design Works is looking for you! We are looking for instructors to deliver fun, creative, and educational courses for children and teens ages six to 14.  You do the teaching and we do the administration - from...

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UNBF Campus Pharmacy open

Campus Pharmacy

Posted: May 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNBF's Campus Pharmacy is open regular hours and customers can access the Pharmacy. If you have any questions, please call 506-455-2325. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Campus Pharmacy Email Address: campuspharmacyunb@gmail.com

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UNB Libraries - STEM Virtual Office Hours

Susan Oliver

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

Category: News and Notices


This Summer term, librarians Tatiana Zaraiskaya (STEM Librarian, UNBF), Saran Croos (Engineering & Computer Science Librarian, UNBF) and Barry Cull (Teaching & Learning Librarian, UNBF) will be offering Virtual Office Hours using MS Teams, in addition to being available for research help via email, and by appointment via MS Bookings. Alex Goudreau (Science & Health Sciences Librarian, UNBSJ) and Sally Armstrong (Entrepreneurship Librarian, UNBF) are also available via email and...

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UNB’s manufacturing research initiative goes online in response to COVID-19

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


The JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick, an economic policy research initiative at the University of New Brunswick, has announced changes to the 2020 program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our 2020 program was very much centered around our flagship event, the JDI Roundtable Forum,” says research director Dr. Herb Emery, the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at UNB. The JDI Roundtable Forum is a two-day conference that combines local research...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Marketing Office

Posted: May 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During this time of uncertainty and change, members of the UNB Class of 2020 have continually impressed us with their resilience, drive and dedication. Although graduation day will look different this year, we wanted to find a way to collectively come together as a community to celebrate our graduates and all of their tremendous accomplishments. Our ask of you If you have advice, words of encouragement, or even just a congratulations message for our graduating class, please send us a quick...

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UNB essential service spotlight on security

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 7, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The safety of UNB’s campuses and the well-being of campus users have remained top priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Roger Foucault is just one of a number of security officers who have continued working to keep UNB’s Saint John campus secure, and the staff and students who remain on campus, safe.  “The security team is still looking after UNB 24-hours a day, and much of what we are doing is the same as what we would usually do in our day-to-day operations, with...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: May 7, 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 disciplines and sectors to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area....

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Grade 12 students can get early start on post-secondary studies at UNB

Kelsey Pye

Posted: May 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick, in partnership with the provincial government, is providing Grade 12 students an opportunity to get an early start on their post-secondary education by enrolling in remote learning offered through spring and summer intersession courses. “We are committed to exploring all avenues to help our students succeed,” said Paul Mazerolle, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “The opportunity for incoming students to begin their post-secondary education...

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UNB essential service staff keep university running during COVID-19

Fiona Hendrie

Posted: May 6, 2020 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It’s been far from business as usual at the University of New Brunswick since a state of emergency was declared by the Province of New Brunswick on March 19 to limit the spread of COVID-19. UNB’s campuses quickly closed to most of the university community and, with the exception of a few students who were unable to travel home, the only staff who have remained are those carrying out essential tasks. “Communities across the country have come to truly appreciate and understand...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Dr. Joy Durfee Calkin

Communications Office

Posted: May 6, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Dr. Joy Durfee Calkin, who passed away on April 21, 2020 in Chester, NS. She was 82. Originally from Wolfville, NS, Joy received her BSc from University of Toronto (’60), and her MScN (’68) and PhD (’80) from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). She also received an honorary DSc from UNB in 1997.  Over the years, Joy worked in various areas, including pediatric nursing, quality...

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Mourning the passing of staff member Kevin Mott

Communications Office

Posted: May 5, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of UNB staff member Kevin Mott, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Fredericton. He was 59. Originally from Fredericton Junction, Kevin worked in the carpentry shop at facilities management on the UNB Fredericton campus for over 19 years. Kevin will be remembered as a highly skilled carpenter and cabinetmaker. In fact, he made a lot of the beautiful pieces of furniture that sit in many UNB offices. Kevin’s creations were...

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Privacy guidelines while working remotely during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: May 5, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Working remotely means continuing to uphold the University’s’ obligations under New Brunswick’s Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and keeping personal and confidential information in the University’s custody or under its control safe and secure.  To help protect personal information and university records while working from home, the guidelines provide best practices and basic steps for the following: What is Personal Information? What...

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2020 Central Heating Plant Shutdown Reminder

Tom Gilmore

Posted: May 5, 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 to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during...

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Tax Forms now on Colleague Self Service Only

Richelle Corey

Posted: May 4, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Effective May 4, 2020, all T2202's and T4A's will be found in Colleague Self Service, located on the My UNB Portal.  The option of accessing these via eServices is longer available.  Moving these to Colleague Self Service will mean one easy and convenient location for all of your tax forms. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Richelle Corey Email Address: Richelle.Corey@unb.ca

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Giving Tuesday Now

Tamara Parry

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

Category: News and Notices


Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving and unity to respond to those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. UNB established the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund as a way to provide support to our students most in need and UNB's faculty and staff stepped up to help. Thanks to the support of 58 faculty and staff members, as well as many alumni, more than 1700 students have been given assistance. Learn more about the fund here. "On behalf of every student, thank you. Your kindness and...

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Class of 2020 Webinar Series

Mary Duffley

Posted: May 4, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni will offer Complimentary Webinars to the Class of 2020. Please encourage your students to register here for one, or all, of the sessions. May 13: Get Career Clarity – Led by UNB alumna Shauna Cole • The five steps to achieve career clarity • Success in the current job market • The video interview May 20: The Fundamentals of LinkedIn – Led by UNB alumna Shauna Cole • Understand the purpose of this platform • Easy tricks to...

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Design Works Wednesdays: Create at Home Series

Lori Quick

Posted: May 4, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre presents Design Works Wednesdays – Create at Home Series. Join the UNB Art Centre on Facebook for a series of FB LIVE workshops, Wednesdays from 10 – 11 a.m. (AST) with our new ‘Design Works Wednesdays - Create at Home series. The Next Project Reveal for Wednesday, May 6 is...TP Super Heroes! Join us on a super hero adventure! We are using something very near and dear to our hearts these days - TP (Toilet Paper) rolls! If you have a creative super hero fan...

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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 about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) Category: News and...

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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 maintaining social distancing. To find balance during this difficult time, our insurance provider,...

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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 disciplines and sectors to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area....

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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 campus. The study will take approximately one hour to complete, and you will be asked to complete a visual...

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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 service, including deputy minister of the department of communications, and manpower and immigration,...

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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 the software can be virtualized using Citrix. This would allow us to add it to UNB Virtual...

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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. Three years later, he partnered with K.C. Irving to create Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd., which...

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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 Fellows will enjoy the benefits of becoming highly qualified personnel who possess outstanding...

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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, faculty and staff who wish to support members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community on creating safer, welcoming,...

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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 Certificate in Film and Television from the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative in...

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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 assistance, Research Help Desk staff will be monitoring email as usual, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m....

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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 to support the students at the school by sending them photos, encouraging words, and letters...

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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 of five years and who has maintained an ongoing and active research program over that period. ...

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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. Andrew and St. David – providing educational awareness on Indigenous issues for almost 30 years....

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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 whole. Congratulations to our 2020 UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leaders. The awards program,...

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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 expedited. Read the rest of this story in the UNB Newsroom. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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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 information. Other criteria considered include academic achievement, volunteer service, and career...

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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, Montanna is a five-year veteran and team captain with the volleyball program. Through her leadership...

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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 director of the Arizona State University Clinical Psychology Center and the Mind-Body Health Lab....

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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 renewals.  If you would like to arrange a consultation with the Nurse Practitioner for your health...

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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 apps and features available in O365 that can help improve organization and project management....

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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. Our hard work has paid off! We are proud to announce that we are now offering many Leisure Learning...

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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 Louise was an advocate who was dedicated to improving and expanding mental health services in New...

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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 submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick...

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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 important for all faculty and staff to read the memo and be aware of the important deadlines. The Year...

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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 be profiling some of the amazing things our alumni, faculty, staff and students are doing....

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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 planning and approvals for spring, summer and fall vacations should continue. This will assist you...

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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 for October 2020. The combined Spring/Fall ceremonies will include students who will complete their...

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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 members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community on creating safer, welcoming, and barrier-free environments and...

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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 and unlimited creativity will introduce you to a whole new world of art exploration.  All...

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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 ITS and owners set new passwords. After careful investigation, we determined no credentials obtained...

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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 and can be contacted though the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) e-mail safety@unb.ca....

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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 foster civic and personal development. This session will guide participants through the benefits and...

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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 our new site. Update your material: If you have not already done so, please update your online or...

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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 about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca). Category: News and...

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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 benefits of becoming highly qualified personnel who possess outstanding experience in teaching and...

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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 to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during...

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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 with his undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering in 1964 and 1967 respectively....

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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 accurate as of April 6, 2020. Things may change, however, as Microsoft rolls out new features and tools,...

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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 sectors to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area. Membership currently...

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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 the aspects of teaching a successful course including: learn new ways of teaching in an atmosphere...

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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 share. To participate in the survey, go to the link. This research has been reviewed and approved by the...

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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, April 8, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through WebTimeEntry by...

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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 password links and a link to our new site. Update your material: Prior to April 15, please update...

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Mailroom on the Saint John campus

Angie Robichaud

Posted: March 31, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Saint John Campus Mailroom Procedures: Please be advised the Saint John campus mailroom is operational between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with full service and the ability to pick up mail entering and exiting immediately through the mailroom loading dock doors only.  A specific day of the week has been allotted for residence student pick up, which is Wednesdays at the same time.  We ask that everyone adheres to these times in order to limit traffic in that...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: March 31, 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 about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca). Category: News and...

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UNB Art Centre Virtual Exhibition: Attending The Apocalypse

Lori Quick

Posted: March 31, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Art Centre Virtual Exhibition: Attending The Apocalypse The UNB Art Centre presents its newest exhibition on-line. Attending The Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney is eerily prophetic as we face-down the COVID-19 pandemic.  The exhibition will open Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m. by launching the catalogue in a virtual space rather than an actual space.  In Attending the Apocalypse, Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney provide a...

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Financial Services essential service processes

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: March 30, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Financial Services is operating under essential services and has scaled back operations. Priority will be given to vendors providing essential services to the university and payroll. Personal expense claims and travel claims will be reimbursed, but there may be delays in processing.  Some personal expense and travel claims will be processed after budget year end if necessary. Please refer to our Essential Service Processes document located on our website for important contact and...

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Candidate Presentation

Kim Booker

Posted: March 30, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics would like to invite you to attend a virtual presentation on Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m. by Dr. Matthew Stephenson, a candidate for a tenure-track position in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A period.  We hope you can join us at the following link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at...

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Departmental Deliveries

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: March 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management Stores, on the Fredericton campus, is now accepting departmental deliveries on a very limited basis. In order to assist the UNB community during this unusual time, FM Stores is offering to accept and store shipments that departments currently have in transit and need to have delivered to campus.  If you are expecting a delivery to arrive on campus and are unable to receive it in person, FM Stores will accept deliveries on your behalf each Tuesday and Thursday...

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Submit a video message for students & help lift spirits

Kelsey Seymour

Posted: March 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


To our supportive and resilient UNB community, We collectively face a number of uncertainties and challenges in the coming weeks, but we see how much colleagues across our campuses are doing to support and uplift each other. In addition to sharing the latest COVID-19-related information and resources on social media, we are looking for ways to boost spirits and let students know we are here for them. Our ask of you If you have advice, words of encouragement – even (or especially!) a...

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Reminder: Performance Review, Dean of Graduate Studies Survey

Amanda Manuel

Posted: March 26, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Drew Rendall’s first term as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) ends June 30, 2020, and a review advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend appointment to the President with effect from July 1, 2020. Dr. Rendall has expressed interest in serving for a further term. The Review Advisory Committee is comprised as follows:     •      VP Research / Chair – David MaGee    ...

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O365 Monthly Workshop – April 1

Heidi Harding

Posted: March 26, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

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!  Upcoming workshop details:  Using SharePoint Web Parts  Wednesday, April 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online via...

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Cybersecurity Alert: Beware of COVID-19 email scams

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 17, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In light of growing news and concern around Coronavirus (COVID-19), scammers are launching fraudulent email campaigns attempting to take advantage of COVID-19 information and support. About COVID-19 email scams Ask you to open an attachment or click a link to donate to support efforts or see COVID-19 information.  Claim to come from trustworthy sources like: Employers Governments The World Health Organization (WHO) Financial Institutions Ways to protect yourself Do not click links...

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Performance Review, Dean of Graduate Studies Survey

Amanda Manuel

Posted: March 17, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Drew Rendall’s first term as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) ends June 30, 2020, and a review advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend appointment to the President with effect from July 1, 2020. Dr. Rendall has expressed interest in serving for a further term. The Review Advisory Committee is comprised as follows: •          VP Research / Chair – David...

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Review of Dean of Libraries

Trina Calhoun

Posted: March 17, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Lesley Balcom’s term as Dean of Libraries ends on June 30, 2020.  A review advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend an appointment with effect from July 1, 2020. Lesley Balcom is eligible for reappointment and has expressed interest in serving for a further term.  The first responsibility of the Committee is to review the performance of the incumbent.  The purpose of this memorandum is to solicit your written opinion...

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Engineering Design Symposium Cancellation Notice

UNB Communications

Posted: March 17, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In light of the Public Health Agency’s recommendations concerning COVID-19, the Annual 2020 Engineering Design Symposium scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Fredericton Convention Centre has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you for your understanding. For more information, please contact Heather Jones at drhez@unb.ca.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Capstone ForEM Presentations Cancellation Notice

Ted Needham

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

Category: News and Notices


As a result of Public Health recommendations concerning COVID-19, Forestry & Environmental Management’s annual Capstone Presentations, scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Forestry & Geology Building, have been cancelled. For more information, please contact Ted Needham at needham@unb.ca.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Ted Needham Email Address: needham@unb.ca

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Water Music: For the Future of the Bay of Fundy-POSTPONED

Lori Quick

Posted: March 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please know that in light of recent developments and concerns associated with public gatherings we, at the UNB Art Centre, have decided to do our part by postponing the March 22nd World Water Day event, Water Music: For the Future of the Bay of Fundy.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lori Quick Email Address: lquick@unb.ca

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Cancellation of Strategic Plan Launch

President's Office

Posted: March 16, 2020 10:44:00 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 the launch of the strategic vision: UNB Toward 2030.  Celebrations were to be held on each campus on: Fredericton:   March 17, from 3:30 - 5 p.m., in the Great Hall, Sir Howard Douglas Hall  Saint John:    March 18, from 3:30 - 5 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge, Thomas J. Condon Student Centre More information will follow in the coming...

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Medavie Blue Cross Quick Pay Office Closures

Human Resources & Organizational Development

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

Category: News and Notices


We have been notified by Medavie Blue Cross that as a precaution to prevent unnecessary risk of COVID-19, its Quick Pay locations will be temporarily closed to the public.  You are able to continue to submit claims electronically, or you can submit using the drop-box at the Quick Pay office. Medavie Blue Cross Notice Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Human Resources & Organizational Development Email Address: hrandod@unb.ca

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An Evening of Art and Cheer Cancellation Notice

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

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

Category: News and Notices


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, UNBF’s MBA students have cancelled their fundraising event scheduled for March 21, An Evening of Art and Cheer – a live paint off and craft tasting to support UNB’s MBA Community Leadership Award.  This event was an experiential learning project for the class in social entrepreneurship. While having to cancel the event due to the events taking place in the world around us was certainly not part of the planned experience, the...

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Earnings Statement

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: March 13, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This message serves as a reminder that Earnings Statements for your payroll payments can now be viewed by accessing the Colleague Self-Service tab on your myUNB portal.  After March 20th, earning statements will only be available through Colleague Self-Service.  Note: Seven years of earning statement history is available through Colleague Self-Service.   Please click here to view instructions on how to access your Colleague Self-Service Earnings Statement. If you have any...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program (Summer Term)

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: March 13, 2020 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning is once again offering The Diploma in University Teaching Program (DUT) for the summer term, 2020.  Below is the schedule of classes and a brief description of the program. 2020 Summer Term: May 2 – May 27:  DUT will be held in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 334-1.  Please bring your own lunch where applicable. (REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 22 PARTICIPANTS) Saturday, May 2 (9 a.m. - 2:30...

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Travel for faculty, postdocs and staff

President's Office

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As of March 12, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) continued to assess the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population of Canada. As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve around the world and here at home, the university has decided that all faculty, postdocs and staff travel for university purposes is cancelled to countries with a PHAC travel health notice related to COVID-19 at any risk level (1-4...

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Travel for students

President's Office

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. To keep our students travelling abroad safe as well as our campus communities, we are imposing travel restrictions effective immediately.  Travel is restricted for all UNB undergraduate and graduate students travelling under UNB supported programs which include exchanges, travel study, summer schools, field schools, research, and conferences.   Until further notice, travel restrictions apply to the following...

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Do you know a student who would make an excellent Valedictorian?

Sara Rothman

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB Fredericton, one valedictorian will be selected for each of the four graduation ceremonies at Encaenia to write and deliver an address to fellow graduates, faculty, honoured guests, friends and family. This is a special role where one graduate speaks on behalf of all students gathered, reflecting on lessons learned and shared experiences. Valedictorians may be nominated by a classmate or a faculty or staff member. Valedictorian candidates may also self-nominate.  Visit the...

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Registration Now Open for the New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium 2020

Jocelyne Thompson

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

Category: News and Notices


Registration is now open for the full-day New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium to be held Wednesday, April 15 at the Kent Auditorium, Wu Centre.  Subtitled To Know Ourselves, the symposium will bring together scholars, librarians, archivists, and others interested in bibliography and book history, and in the preservation of the published heritage of New Brunswick.  In its third year, the annual symposium will offer a varied program of speakers on current research and New...

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Data Presentation: Understanding our First-Year Students to Support Success

Sara Rothman

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join the offices of the Vice-President Academic, Institutional Analysis, Student Services, and Experiential Education as we learn about UNB Fredericton's first-year students' experience with recruitment, orientation, and first year of study. Using campus data from a variety of surveys (BCSSE, First-Year Student Survey, NSSE, CUSC, and Year-End Survey), this presentation will be followed by a discussion on sustaining and evolving our approaches to supporting first-year student success.  ...

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Second Session Pre-Retirement 1001: Your UNB Guide to Retirement

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the high demand for the Pre-Retirement session held in January, we will be offering a second session in April.  This session will be the same information session as the January presentation.  If you are planning on retiring within the next five years or so, HR can guide you through general information regarding group benefits, pension plans and give you a head start on planning for your retirement. Please join us for Pre-Retirement 1001: Your UNB Guide to Retirement being...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium

Leslie Harquail

Posted: March 12, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with MScKIN Students Hilary Pond and Michael On will be held on Friday March 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology Building, 208. All are welcome. MScKin student Hilary Pond will present, "The Cross-Validation of the Dynamic Strength Index and the Force Velocity Profile in High Performance Varsity Athletes.” Abstract: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between the Dynamic Strength Index (DSI) and the Force-Velocity Profile...

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Celebrate UNB Toward 2030

UNB Communications

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in celebrating the launch of the strategic vision: UNB Toward 2030. This is a bold and ambitious vision that seeks to capitalize and build upon our many strengths. By working together, we can make a major difference toward 2030.  By facing the challenges of today and embracing the opportunities of tomorrow, UNB will build a brighter future for all.  The world needs more UNB.   Celebrations will be held on each campus on March 17 -18. We hope you can join us....

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Food service changes on Fredericton campus

UNB Communications

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You may have noticed a few changes in food service on the Fredericton campus. With the health and safety of our community as our top priority, we are suspending the use of reusable mugs at Tim Hortons and all beverage stations on campus.  UNB is actively planning precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 for a variety of scenarios.  We will increase and enhance the cleaning efforts in all dining halls with a focus on high touch areas to reduce the risk of spreading...

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Lorenzo Reading with Sarah Henstra-CANCELLED

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Recipient of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award, author Sarah Henstra will read from The Red Word on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. It captures the feverish binarism of campus politics and the headlong rush of youth toward new friends, lovers, and life-altering ideas. With strains of Jeffrey...

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Fiscal Year End is fast approaching

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University’s fiscal year end is April 30, 2020 and the planning is underway with the release of the Year End Processing memo, which is now available on the Financial Services web site.  It contains many important deadlines concerning the processing of payroll payments, travel claims, personal reimbursements, vendor invoices, petty cash and much more. It is very important for all faculty and staff to read the memo and be aware of the important deadlines. Please access the...

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Diploma in University Teaching at UNB Saint John

Margaret Anne Smith

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Diploma in University Teaching program provides opportunities for participants to develop and/or enhance knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning practices, and will be offered on the Saint John campus April 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 1.  Open to all full and part-time faculty members, to staff, and to all graduate students, the program is offered at the cost of $372 for all those affiliated with UNB, NBCC Allied Health, Horizon Health, and DalMedNB. ...

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Faculty of Business Research Colloquium - CANCELLED

Patricia Chisholm

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John will hold a research colloquium on Friday, March 20 at 10:45 a.m. in the Hans W. Klohn Commons, G16 (BMO room). Session 1:  10:45 - 11:15 a.m.  Presenter: Dr. Herb Emery, Vaughan Chair, Economics, Faculty of Arts, UNB Fredericton Title: Universities and the growth of the New Brunswick economy   Session 2:  11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presenter: Dr. Dongmin Kim, Professor, Management Information Systems, Faculty of Business, UNB Saint...

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UNBF Physics Seminar

Penny Davenport

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the  IUC Physics/Admin Bldg, 204. Kaili Song, UNBF, will present Scintillation Characteristics across the GPS Frequency Band. “The understanding of the GPS signal characteristics is a pre-requisite for developing receiver techniques that can effectively mitigate ionospheric scintillation effects on Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) system. Measurements from the...

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Dean of Renaissance College Candidates - Reminder to Submit Comments

Trina Calhoun

Posted: March 10, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder to please take advantage of the opportunity to provide your impressions of the Dean of Renaissance College candidates, Kathy Bishop and Carol Nemeroff, to the Search Advisory Committee.  We are soliciting your views on the candidates by asking you to send your comments via email to astuart@kbrs.ca by Friday, March 13.  No anonymous submissions will be accepted--you must use your UNB email and/or include your name in the message.  These comments will be...

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Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB

Cat Squires - Communications Officer | Human Rights & Positive Environment Office

Posted: March 10, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment is hosting a two-hour workshop entitled, Creating Space: Building 2SLGBTQIA+ Positive Spaces at UNB, on Friday, April 3, from 9 - 11 a.m., in Ludlow Hall, 2 A/B. Participants will be engaged in an interactive session designed to further educate UNB students, faculty and staff who wish to support members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community by creating welcoming, safe and barrier free environments and services. Participants will leave with increased...

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Psychology Colloquium: Sexual Well-Being: Are You There Yet?

Elaine Perunovic

Posted: March 10, 2020 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. E. Sandra Byers, UNB Fredericton, is a licensed clinical psychologist who teaches, conducts research, and provides therapy, primarily related to sexuality and sexual well-being. She will deliver a colloquium entitled "Sexual Well-Being: Are You There Yet?" on Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m. in Keirstead Hall's Snodgrass Lounge (K105). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Abstract: Sexual well-being has strong personal significance to most individuals and couples....

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Fred Klidaras

Communications Office

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Fedonos (Fred) Klidaras, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in Fredericton, NB. He was 91. Originally from Olympia, Greece, Fred immigrated to Toronto in 1956. In 1970, he moved to Fredericton to work as a scientific technician in the geology department at UNB. He retired from UNB in 1994, after 24 years of service. Many of Fred’s friends and acquaintances remember him as an adventurous person, who...

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A COVID-19 reminder to the UNB community returning from March Break

UNB Communications

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Our top priority is the safety and well-being of the UNB community. As March Break ends and students return to classes, UNB’s COVID-19 Response Team would like to provide a few important reminders how we can prevent and limit the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across our campuses.   All members of the UNB community have a responsibility and a role to play in maintaining a healthy community by taking simple actions including frequent hand-washing, staying home when...

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Food service changes on Saint John campus

Cory Brown

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Beginning today, March 10, you may notice a few changes in food service on our campus. With the health and safety of our community as our top priority, we are eliminating many self-serve food stations and menu items to reduce the risk of spreading communicable diseases, specifically COVID-19. All self-serve items that remain in effect will undergo frequent sanitation processes which could potentially impact wait times. As a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, we...

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Celebrate UNB Toward 2030

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in celebrating the launch of the strategic vision: UNB Toward 2030. This is a bold and ambitious vision that seeks to capitalize and build upon our many strengths.   By working together to face the challenges of today and embracing the opportunities of tomorrow, UNB can make a major difference toward 2030 and build a brighter future for all.  The world needs more UNB.   Celebrations will be held on each campus on March 17 -18. We hope you can join us.  ...

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2020 Proudly UNB Awards Dinner

Diane McAdam

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Associated Alumni President Peter Syroid (BScME D-TME 98, MBA 03), cordially invites you to join us in celebrating the 2020 Proudly UNB Awards Dinner on Friday, April 3 in the Student Union Building. The Proudly UNB Awards is celebrating its 15th year of recognizing UNB alumni who have achieved great success through their professional and charitable pursuits, and extraordinary contributions to our university, their local community, country and beyond. We hope you can join us in honouring...

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IBEC Speaker Series features Stephanie Fox

Nandi Kaul

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


IBEC's next Speaker Series will feature Stephanie Fox speaking on the "Business of Philanthropy," and will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 303. Register here Stephanie Fox, Vice-President of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, speaks on the ever-changing landscape of the philanthropic sector and suggests watching this TED Talk as a background to the session. An alumna of the University of New Brunswick (BBA’04), Stephanie’s career...

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RBC Lunch and Learn Speaker: Asif Hassan

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

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

Category: News and Notices


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome Asif Hassan, co-founder of SimpTek, as the next Lunch & Learn Speaker, presented by RBC. Asif considers himself a global citizen since he was blessed to be born in Bangladesh, studied in India, and started and grew a company in Canada. He co-founded an innovative technology company, SimpTek, that is bringing dramatic automation of the energy efficiency supply chain and is currently working with...

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ASD-South Science Fair and STEM Expo South 2020 - CANCELLED

M. Hamden

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

Category: News and Notices


The ASD-South Science Fair & STEM Expo South 2020 will be held on Friday, March 13, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., in the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre. Dr. Tim Alderson, Executive Chair, Mr. Darren White, Co-Chair, and Dr. M.H. (Moe) Hamdan, Chief Judge and Science Fair Coordinator, invite you to drop in to celebrate science and to extend a warm welcome to more than 100 ASD-South students. For the day’s schedule and additional information, go to the website. Category: News and...

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Colloquium presented by Dr. David Speed-SJ

Mary Miernicki

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. David Speed, candidate for the tenure track position in Social or Applied Social Psychology, will present the colloquium entitled, Applied and Basic Social Psychology: A Tale of Two Specializations, on Wednesday, March 11, from 2 – 3 p.m., in K.C. Irving Hall, 101.   All are welcome to attend.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Mary Miernicki Email Address: m4r29@unb.ca

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Faculty of Management: MBA Information Session

Nandi Kaul

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Further your career through the Master of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Learn about how you can tailor the program directly to your field of work, whether that's accounting, quant, finance, or entrepreneurship. Meet with faculty, students and staff to find out why it’s never business as usual at UNB! Register for the upcoming MBA Information Session on Wednesday, March 11, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., in the Student Union Building, 103! Snacks...

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RBC Student Pitch Competition 2020

Samson Odafe Okpara

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On behalf of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, we are pleased to invite you to attend the RBC Student Pitch Competition. Join us on March 31st at the Wu Conference Center to watch students deliver their ideas for exciting new products and services.   To reserve your spot please follow the link.  Register as an ‘Individual’ and select ‘Guest (Competition Only).’ Fill in the requested...

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Clarinet and piano performance by Philippe Prud'homme and Jean-Guy Boisvert

Lehanne Knowlton

Posted: March 9, 2020 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Fine Arts Department at St. Thomas University is pleased to present a clarinet and piano performance by Montreal pianist Philippe Prud'homme and clarinetist Jean-Guy Boisvert. Together they will perform five suites by composers Nicolas Gilbert, André Hamel, Martin Kutnowski and Samy Moussa. This very eclectic program ranges from avant-garde aesthetics (Hamel), Argentine tango (Kutnowski) and poetic post-modernism (Gilbert), and ends with a look at the Baroque era revisited (fantasy...

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UNB launches a new Coronavirus website

UNB Communications

Posted: March 6, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the heightened global awareness surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UNB is taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. UNB has created a website to provide information, supports, resources and the latest updates on COVID-19. You will also find links to general health precautions and frequently asked questions regarding communicable diseases, in particular COVID-19, at unb.ca/coronavirus.   We will continue to address your concerns and provide the latest information on...

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Beyond A Single Day: Recognizing the Women of UNB

Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights

Posted: March 6, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


International Women’s Day was acknowledged on March 8th as a day of unity, celebration, reflection and advocacy, and though we know much work remains, we want to extend this commitment to celebration. Women across the globe were celebrated for their achievements, their contributions, and their leadership within our lives, and reflections were made on the progress we’ve achieved towards gender equality. The 2020 International Women’s Day theme for Canada,...

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Spring Orientation - Volunteers needed

Dave Decker

Posted: March 6, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's Manager, Student Success is looking for volunteers to help with Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration on Saturday, May 23 between 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Volunteers would also be needed for the days leading up to the event, to help prepare the campus and packages for students.)   General duties include:  Touring students around campus; Helping students with the UNB online registration process; and, Working at a help desk; helping with event...

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2020

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


International Women’s Day brings together communities from across the globe to celebrate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women, and calls us all to action to accelerate women’s equality in our communities. Recognized for well over a century, International Women’s Day held its first celebrations in 1911. This year, International Women’s Day was on Sunday, March 8. The Canadian theme for this year, #BecauseOfYou, shines the light on the...

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Payroll Services - Office Closure

Joanne Hodgson

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

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Payroll Office, Fredericton campus, will be closed the afternoon of Wednesday, March 11 for staff training. It will reopen Thursday, March 12 at 8:15 a.m. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you wish to reach us, please email payroll@unb.ca or leave a voicemail at 506-453-4632 and we will respond when we reopen. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Joanne Hodgson Email Address: Joanne.Hodgson@unb.ca

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Call for Nominations - Dr. James Downey Leadership Award

Sherrie Lynch

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who has made an “outstanding contribution to student life” at UNB?  Nominations and/or applications are being accepted now for the Dr. James Downey Student Leadership Award.  To nominate someone, you should write a letter outlining in detail contributions made to student life by the student.  While past accomplishments are significant, recent contributions will be of particular interest to the Selection Committee.  Please ensure that you...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Ronna Boyle

Communications Office

Posted: March 5, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Ronna Boyle, who passed away on Feb. 21, 2020 in Fredericton, NB. She was 85. Born in St. Stephen, NB, Ronna was hired to work in the serials department for UNB’s Harriet Irving Library in 1970. She began working in UNB Fredericton’s Law Library in 1973. She retired as senior library assistant in charge of serials and circulation at the law library in 2000 after 30 years of service. Her portrait...

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IBEC Speaker Series features Stephanie Fox

Nandi Kaul

Posted: March 5, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


IBEC's next Speaker Series will feature Stephanie Fox speaking on the "Business of Philanthropy," and will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 12 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 303. Register here Stephanie Fox, Vice-President of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, speaks on the ever-changing landscape of the philanthropic sector and suggests watching this TED Talk as a background to the session. An alumna of the University of New Brunswick (BBA’04), Stephanie’s career...

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An Evening of Art and Cheer is back -CANCELLED

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: March 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Thomas Merton once said, “’Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’’ Come find and lose yourself with our MBA professional development students who, for the fourth year in a row, are hosting An Evening of Art and Cheer – a live paint off and craft tasting to support UNBF’s MBA Community Leadership Award.  The evening will feature four live rounds of painting by local artists whose creations will be auctioned off at...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Francis C. Dunn

Communications Office

Posted: March 4, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Francis (Frank) C. Dunn, who passed away on Feb. 18, 2020 in Fredericton, NB. He was 84. Originally from Cape Breton, NS, Frank graduated from Xavier Junior College and attended Saint Francis Xavier University. After university, he worked in the banking business – retiring after 30 years. Following retirement, Frank was a financial consultant for Investor’s Group for five years. In 1990, Frank...

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Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Chelsea Cullins

Posted: March 4, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is hosting Thomas Berger at its 5th Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on March 12 and 13 at the Wu Conference Centre. The theme for this year’s event is “You Cannot Own Another Life Form – Integrating Indigenous Understandings of Sharing into Land and Resource Use Decisions.” This is a timely topic, especially given the national protests over the conflict between the Crown and the Wet’suwet’en over the Coastal Gaslink pipeline...

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UNB students win big at Atlantic Engineering Competition

Angie Deveau

Posted: March 4, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Students from The University of New Brunswick recently competed and took home first and second place prizes in the 2020 Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC). This year’s competition, which was hosted by UNB Fredericton from Jan. 23 - 26, brought together engineering students from 12 Atlantic Canadian universities to compete in a variety of technical competitions. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to improve upon their technical competency and test their communication...

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Nominate a Valedictorian

Sara Rothman

Posted: March 4, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would make an excellent Valedictorian? At UNB Fredericton, one valedictorian will be selected for each of the four graduation ceremonies at Encaenia to write and deliver an address to fellow graduates, faculty, honoured guests, friends and family. This is a special role where one graduate speaks on behalf of all students gathered, reflecting on lessons learned and shared experiences. Valedictorians may be nominated by a classmate or a faculty or staff member....

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MusicUNB Concert + Masterclass - From Russia with Love

Yunjia Dai

Posted: March 4, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert, From Russia with Love, will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Artists: Paul Merkelo (trumpet) and Serhiy Salov (piano) In this exciting concert, powerhouse duo Paul Merkelo (trumpet) and Serhiy Salov (piano) explore some of the greatest works by Slavic composers by embracing the many personas of the trumpet – from the expressive to the virtuosic. Tickets available online or at the door.  Adult: $30, Senior: $25, Student: $10 *A...

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Research Data Management (RDM) Day 2020

Siobhan Hanratty

Posted: March 3, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is an advance notice to all faculty, students and researchers of a Research Data Management (RDM) Day to be held on Thursday, April 2 at the Harriet Irving Library. The event will bring together UNB scholars, students, and service providers, and will be focused on the new Tri-Agency Data Management Policy, with an anticipated release in spring 2020.   The theme of this full-day event is Building a Community. The event will offer a varied program of invited speakers from UNB, Portage...

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UNB Award for Excellence in Research - Call for Nominations

Renee Audet-Martel

Posted: March 3, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a call for Nominations for the University of New Brunswick Award for Excellence in Research.  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...

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Water Music: For the Future of the Bay of Fundy

Lori Quick

Posted: March 3, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


World Water Day is an initiative of the United Nations to bring awareness to the importance of water resources and their sustainable management.  Since its inception in 1993, the project has gathered momentum and participants from all over the world, each inspired to educate and activate their communities through a variety of projects. Since 2011, the UNB Art Centre has recognized World Water Day with a special exhibit or event that highlights the challenges that face society and the...

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Final Feedback Requested

Working Group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places

Posted: March 2, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The working group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places is seeking final feedback from students, faculty and staff with respect to Ludlow Hall.  The working group is nearing the end of Phase One of its work, which is to assess the history of how Ludlow Hall was named, to consider concerns regarding the named building, Ludlow Hall, and to investigate Ludlow’s own history. Finally, the group will recommend to the president next steps relating to the name of Ludlow...

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Call for Nominations - Dr. James Downey Leadership Award

Sherrie Lynch

Posted: March 2, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who has made an “outstanding contribution to student life” at UNB?  Nominations AND/OR applications are being accepted now for the Dr. James Downey Student Leadership Award.  To nominate students, you should write a letter outlining, in detai, contributions made to student life by them.  While past accomplishments are significant, recent contributions will be of particular interest to the Selection Committee.  Please ensure that you...

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Research Talks - Does Preventative Care Reduce Acute Care?

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: March 2, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) will host this Research Talk on Wednesday, Mar. 18, from 12 - 1 p.m., in Carleton Hall, 106. Does reducing the cost of preventive health care lower the use of acute health care? Dr. Herb Emery will present his research on the impact of cost-effective preventive health care services and whether more accessible preventive care decreases hospital admissions, emergency department visits, ambulatory care visits, and the use of...

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Antonio Formaro - Concert Pianist Performance

Lehanne Knowlton

Posted: March 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fine Arts Department at St. Thomas University is pleased to present a performance by Antonio Formaro Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in McCain Hall, 101 on the St. Thomas University campus. Antonio Formaro is an Argentinian concert pianist of international stature, regularly appearing as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras. He initially studied with Perla Brúgola and Manuel Rego, and later studied under Maestro Lazar Berman (Russia) which considered him “an extraordinary...

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Data Presentation: Understanding our First-Year Students to Support Success

Sara Rothman

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

Category: News and Notices


Join the offices of the Vice President Academic, Institutional Analysis, Student Services, and Experiential Education as we learn about UNB Fredericton's first-year students' experience with recruitment, orientation, and first year of study. Using campus data from a variety of surveys (BCSSE, First-Year Student Survey, NSSE, CUSC, and Year-End Survey), this presentation will be followed by a discussion on sustaining and evolving our approaches to supporting first-year student success.  ...

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Reduced Hours at Student Union Building during March Break

Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan

Posted: February 27, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Student Union Building will be closing at 9 p.m. daily from Saturday, Feb. 29 to Saturday, March 7, 2020. Regular hours resume on Sunday, March 8. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan Email Address: caravanl@unb.ca

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Third edition of the President’s Newsletter- February 2020

Office of the President

Posted: February 26, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All students, faculty and staff are invited to read the third edition of the President’s Newsletter, which provides a sample of some of the great work happening here at UNB. There have been many great stories on our campuses over the past few months and we’re happy to share a few of those with you today. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Office of the President Email Address: president@unb.ca

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UNB Marketing Office launches message matrix project

Marketing office

Posted: February 26, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The marketing office is pleased to be sharing an exciting project with our internal community: the launch of our Message Matrix project. These centralized, one-page documents are a distilled version of each faculty’s most important messages. They will equip members of the UNB family with the information required to easily tell our stories proudly and loudly.  Our hope for this project is that UNB storytellers will use the message matrices as a tool for their initiatives...

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UNBTeachOff - Deadline for Submissions is February 28

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 26, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CETL is excited to announce UNB will be holding its second teach-off competition this March!  Professors and instructors will deliver their best five-minute lesson on any topic from their field, focusing on innovative teaching & learning methods used to engage students. At this fun event, the winner (selected by the audience) will be awarded the “UNB Teach-Off Champion” trophy. If you think you have what it takes, then send a short submission to Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca)...

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Physics Seminar: Gravity Wave Ray Tracing in the Polar Atmosphere

Penny Davenport

Posted: February 26, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thurs, Feb. 27, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204.   Dustin Fraser, UNBF, will discuss Gravity Wave Ray Tracing in the Polar Atmosphere. “Gravity or buoyancy waves are generated by various processes in the atmosphere and at Earth’s surface. Their evolution is affected by ambient changes of temperature and wind in the atmosphere through which they propagate. The waves may be observed in the...

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Planned electrical shutdown at the HIL - February 29

Jeannie Bail

Posted: February 26, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Due to a planned power shutdown to upgrade its electrical infrastructure, the Harriet Irving Library will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 29. Access to many electronic services such as the Library website, e-resources, research guides and document delivery will be affected during this outage for all library users on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. The electrical shutdown is scheduled to begin at closing (9 p.m.) on Friday, Feb. 28, and will extend into the next day (Saturday). As...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Salem (Sam) Masry

Communications Office

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Salem (Sam) Masry, who passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Fredericton, NB. Born in Asyut, Egypt in 1938, Sam completed his PhD in photogrammetry and surveying at University College London in 1966. Shortly thereafter, he immigrated to New Brunswick to work as a researcher, and eventually professor, for UNB’s department of surveying engineering, which is now known as geodesy and geomatics...

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UNB and PSAC Local 60551 reach tentative agreement

Communications Office

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB and PSAC Local 60551, which represents over 370 members who work for both campuses, have reached a tentative agreement. These employees provide a broad range of services to students, faculty and other staff. Both parties have been working toward this first collective agreement for close to six years.     Union members will have an opportunity to decide whether they accept the tentative deal at an upcoming ratification vote. No details will be released until an agreement has been...

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Spring Orientation - Volunteers needed

Dave Decker

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's Manager, Student Success is looking for volunteers to help with Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration on Saturday, May 23 between 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Volunteers would also be needed for the days leading up to the event, to help prepare the campus and packages for students.)   General duties include:  Touring students around campus; Helping students with the UNB online registration process; and, Working at a help desk; helping with event...

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Upcoming Session for Mawoluhkhotipon Ally and Safe Space Program

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:41:00 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 Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan to affirm, welcome and support Indigenous peoples who work,...

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Deadline to Nominate for Graduating Student Leader Awards is March 1

Mary Duffley

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Graduating Student Leader Award is Friday, March 1. If you know students graduating in May or October 2020, who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions on campus, please consider submitting their names for nomination. Graduating students are also welcome to self nominate. The awards program, created by the Associated Alumni in partnership with the SRC and Student Services, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. More...

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Harriet Irving Library - Scheduled Power Outage

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management, on the Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that a power outage is scheduled at the Harriet Irving Library starting Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m., continuing to Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Management at 506-453-4889 or fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cynthia Jenkins Email Address: Cindy.Jenkins@unb.ca

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UNB Saint John Bookstore Hours

Charlene Parfitt

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Saint John Bookstore will be closed for March Break (March 2 - 6). The Bookstore will re-open Monday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our regular hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Charlene Parfitt Email Address: Charlene.Parfitt@unb.ca

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Creating Space: Building LGBTQ+ Positive Spaces Training

Ase Kelly Berg

Posted: February 25, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment is hosting a two-hour workshop - Creating Space: Building LGBTQIA2S+ Positive Spaces at UNB on Friday, March 20, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 126. Participants will be engaged in an interactive event designed to further educate, and promote dialogue between, UNB students, faculty and staff who wish to support members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community by creating welcoming, positive and barrier free environments and...

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Reminder: O365 Monthly Workshop

Heidi Harding

Posted: February 25, 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!  February workshop details:  Using SharePoint News  Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  In person: Peppin Computer Lab, Marshall d’Avray Hall, 131 (Fredericton campus)  Online:...

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Saint John Food Service

Cory Brown

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

Category: News and Notices


Food service operations will be curtailed during the March reading week.  Tim Hortons and the Common's Cafe will be closed.  The Baird will be open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.  Operations will return to normal on March 9, 2020. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cory Brown Email Address: cory@unb.ca

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Nominate a Valedictorian

Sara Rothman

Posted: February 24, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would make an excellent Valedictorian? At UNB Fredericton, one valedictorian will be selected for each of the four graduation ceremonies at Encaenia to write and deliver an address to fellow graduates, faculty, honoured guests, friends and family. This is a special role where one graduate speaks on behalf of all students gathered, reflecting on lessons learned and shared experiences. Valedictorians may be nominated by a classmate or a faculty or staff member....

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Reminder - Dean of Renaissance College Candidates

Trina Calhoun

Posted: February 24, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Dean of Renaissance College Search Advisory Committee is pleased to announce two candidates have been short-listed for the position. As part of the selection process, each will make a public presentation on their perspectives of the opportunities ahead for Renaissance College.  All members of the university community are invited to attend the presentations to be held at Renaissance College (Ground Floor), as indicated below: Kathy Bishop – Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 –...

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Call for Nominations for the Dr. James Downey Leadership Award

Sherrie Lynch

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who has made an “outstanding contribution to student life” at UNB?   Nominations AND/OR applications are being accepted now for the Dr. James Downey Student Leadership Award.  To nominate someone, you should write a letter, outlining in detail, contributions that the person has made to student life.  While past accomplishments are significant, recent contributions will be of particular interest to the Selection Committee.  Please...

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BioTalks with Dr. Ning Jiang

Christine Ritchie

Posted: February 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Everyone is invited to join us at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering  for the next installment of BioTalks with Dr. Ning Jiang, who will present “A framework of associative Brain-computer Interface (aBCI) and its application in stroke neurorehabilitation.” Please join us on Monday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. in the IBME conference room. Ning Jiang, Ph.D. is the Director of the Waterloo Engineering Bionics Lab and Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Design...

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UNBSJ - Facilities Management Survey

Angie Robichaud

Posted: February 24, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Thank you very much for those of you that participated in our survey earlier this year. For those of you who have not had an opportunity to participate, please go to the link. We appreciate your input! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Angie Robichaud Email Address: Angie.Robichaud@unb.ca

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MusicUNB Concert - Boomerang: Recent Works with Two Guitars

Yunjia Dai

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

Category: News and Notices


The next MusicUNB (free) Noon-Hour Concert entitled, Bommerang: Recent Works with Two Guitars will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m in Memorial Hall. Artists: Stephen Peacock (guitar) and Gerry Van Wart (guitar) This noon-hour concert will feature a sampling of newly-published works for the infinitely varied textures of music for two guitars, including Boomerang and Nuit blanche by Thierry Tisserand, Contrition by Zach Jones, and the image-driven Water Music by Carlo Domeniconi....

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Celebrating Black History Month: What’s Happening This Week

UNB Communications

Posted: February 21, 2020 10:42:00 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.  Throughout the year, 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 values. Throughout the month, a number of informative talks and engaging events...

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Funding Opportunity: Teaching and Learning Priority Fund - Submission Deadline February 28

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 21, 2020 10:41:00 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 is your opportunity! The VP Academic (Fredericton)’s Office has put aside money to support...

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Vehicle Rental Update

Megan Hasson

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick has a negotiated contract through ISI (Interuniversity Services Inc.) with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  The pricing and contract information is available on our Procurement website UNB employees should be attempting to rent a vehicle through Enterprise Rent-A-Car before other car rental agencies are considered.  In the case that Enterprise does not have any rentals available, there are other car rental agencies available and the rates are listed...

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The Underground Railroad to New Brunswick

Chris Doran

Posted: February 21, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All are invited to this event being held on Monday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in the Hans W. Klohn Commons. The Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom represents a little known part of New Brunswick history. In the mid-1800s, people trying to escape slavery used the Underground Railroad to head north to Canada. Canada had abolished slavery in 1834, 30 years prior to the US, so Canada was seen as a safe place, and an inviting one.   But even after they reached the Tomlinson lake...

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Invite others to Meet, Stay and Celebrate at UNBF

Beth A. Wallace

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

Category: News and Notices


Is there a conference, workshop or event that you would like to come to Fredericton?  We want to help you bring it here!   Please reach out to us with the group information and we will take care of the rest. We will show you how easy it will be for you to showcase research and academic successes, provide networking and educational opportunities for students and staff, and have funds leftover to put into future programming, events, travel, scholarship or departmental needs. We have a...

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UNBTeachOff - Deadline for Submissions is February 28

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


CETL is excited to announce UNB will be holding its second teach-off competition this March!  Professors and instructors will deliver their best five-minute lesson on any topic from their field, focusing on innovative teaching & learning methods used to engage students. At this fun event, the winner (selected by the audience) will be awarded the “UNB Teach-Off Champion” trophy. If you think you have what it takes, then send a short submission to Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca)...

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Kanza Hashmat

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

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

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Kanza Hashmat, from the University of New Brunswick, will deliver a colloquium entitled "Barriers to early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) amongst the immigrant population in New Brunswick (NB)" on Friday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in Keirstead Hall's Snodgrass Lounge (K105). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Barriers to early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) amongst the immigrant population in New Brunswick (NB) Autism affects one in 66 children...

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O365 Monthly Workshop

Heidi Harding

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a SharePoint site or want to learn more about the features SharePoint offers? If so, attend this month's SharePoint workshop session!  February workshop details:  Using SharePoint News Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  In person: Peppin Computer Lab, Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 131 (Fredericton campus)  Online: via Stream  Attend this session to learn how to:  Creating newsletter...

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Annual Report: Proudly UNB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Last year’s outstanding achievements of UNB alumni were celebrated at the annual Proudly UNB Awards in April 2019. The Proudly UNB Awards honour alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities and beyond.  “Our alumni are doing great things. Near and far, we are so proud of our graduates,” said Jill Jollineau, UNB Associated Alumni president. “The Proudly UNB Awards gala is our opportunity to pay tribute...

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UNB Student Union Welcome Center

Karen Miner

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

Category: News and Notices


March Bus Passes are available now at the UNB Fredericton Student Union Welcome Center. Please note that the Welcome Center will be closed March 2 - 6, and will re-open on March 9 for regular business hours. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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Information Regarding 2019 T4 Income Tax Slips

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Payroll Services has posted the 2019 T4 income tax slips to Colleague Self-Service. Once logged in to your myUNB portal, go to the Colleague Self-Service link on “Page 1” of the Launch Menu. Click on the ‘Employee’ link and then on ‘Tax Information’. The UNB portal is the most secure way to obtain your T4 as only you have access when logging in with your UNB user name and password.   PLEASE NOTE: As per new Canada Revenue Agency regulations,...

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The Underground Railroad to New Brunswick

Chris Doran

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom represents a little known part of New Brunswick history. In the mid-1800s, people trying to escape slavery used the Underground Railroad to head north to Canada. Canada had abolished slavery in 1834, 30 years prior to the US, so Canada was seen as a safe place, and an inviting one.   But even after they reached the Tomlinson lake border, life would continue to be difficult. They arrived in a place where they had no land and landowners didn't offer...

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UNB Law hosts the 2020 Canadian National Negotiation Competition

Ed Bowes

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Faculty of Law is proud to host the fourth annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition (CNNC) at the Wu Conference Centre, Feb. 21-22, 2020. Founded in 2017, the CNNC promotes consensual dispute resolution and builds networks among Canadian law schools and their students. The event also serves as a qualifier for the annual International Negotiation Competition, which will be held in July at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana. The CNNC sees teams of two...

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Workshop Series: Using Regression Models to Understand Populations - Session 1 Describing and Comparing Populations

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:33:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) will host a workshop series beginning on Thursday, Mar. 12, from 9 - 4 p.m., in the Wu Conference Centre. There is one full day of training per month, from March to May, each covering different related topics described on the registration page.     March 12 - Workshop 1: Describing and Comparing Populations     April 16 - Workshop 2: Selecting a Regression Model     May 14 -...

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Children needed for Clinical Psychology Graduate Student training

Barbara D'Entremont

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We are looking for children, between the ages of 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 is completely voluntary and she/he is free to withdraw from the activity at any time. ...

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CETL Hosts Session: Incorporating Experiential Learning in Your Course

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join Sarah King (Director, Office of Experiential Education) on Tuesday, March 10, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in the Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library for this workshop. This workshop will cover the central elements of experiential learning and help you brainstorm ways to enhance your course with experiential learning pedagogy.  The workshop will feature a variety of examples of experiential learning projects for courses of many sizes and in many disciplines to provide you with some...

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UNB Law Tax Clinic helps students navigate the world of income tax

Ed Bowes

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

Category: News and Notices


With the 2020 tax season just around the corner, the Law Tax Clinic at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton is ready to open its doors to students. Led by a team of law students and guided by a faculty member, the clinic offers regular information seminars and provides students the opportunity to obtain advice and assistance in preparing and filing their income tax returns. The clinic is run in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program;...

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Annual Report: Capital projects underway at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: February 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The freshly restored windows at UNB Fredericton’s Memorial Hall were unveiled at a public celebration in October 2018. While the work officially began in 2016, UNB Art Centre director Marie Maltais had been searching for a qualified conservator and raising funds since 2011. Essential to the project was a stained glass artist who had the knowledge and expertise to work with old glass on an architectural scale. Miraculously, stained glass artist Ned Bowes calls the Fredericton region...

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UNB launches new Bachelor of Health program

Fiona Hendrie

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB has launched a new, four-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Health program on its Saint John campus. The innovative program will welcome its first intake of students in Fall 2020. The program is a unique collaboration between three UNB Saint John faculties; the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering, and will be supported by opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in health and social innovation. The...

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Candidates' Presentations for Dean of Renaissance College

Trina Calhoun

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Dean of Renaissance College Search Advisory Committee is pleased to announce two candidates have been short-listed for the position. As part of the selection process, they will make a public presentation on their perspectives on the opportunities ahead for Renaissance College.  All members of the university community are invited to attend the presentations to be held at Renaissance College (Ground Floor), as indicated below: Kathy Bishop – Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 –...

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Nominations Open for Graduating Student Leader Awards

Mary Duffley

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Graduating Student Leader Award is Friday, March 1. If you know students graduating in May or October 2020, who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions on campus, please consider submitting their names for nomination. Graduating students are also welcome to self nominate. The awards program, created by the Associated Alumni in partnership with the SRC and Student Services, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. More...

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W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture

Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for the W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102. "Who Becomes a Jihadi Terrorist, How and Why?" will be presented by Prof. Lorne L. Dawson from the University of Waterloo. The threat of domestic terrorism is a new and ever-present reality, even in Canada. Countering this threat is difficult for many reasons. Counterintuitively, research consistently suggests that most of the young men, and some women, involved in jihadist...

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In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship

Susan Oliver

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries are excited to announce that Judith Mackin (Tuck Studios, Tuck Interiors) will be the featured speaker for the next In Charge: Women Talk Entrepreneurship event! Join us at Tuck Studio in Saint John on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. to hear Judith explore how she proudly calls herself an entrepreneur, and discuss her company’s commitment to its customers, community and team. Light refreshments will be served. You can register here for the event. In Charge: Women Talk...

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Fair Dealing Week 2020 - February 24-28

Susan Oliver

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Every year libraries and educational institutions across North America celebrate the rules that allow sharing of portions of published works for research and education possible. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week 2020, please join us for one of the following events! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Susan Oliver Email Address: suoliver@unb.ca

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Annual Report - Nursing students receive scholarship targeted at improving care for elderly

UNB Communications

Posted: February 18, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Three University of New Brunswick nursing students who showed promise in the area of gerontological nursing were awarded Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships at the start of the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships, each valued at $3,750 a year, were awarded to nursing students at each of UNB’s three New Brunswick sites – Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton. Selection was based on academic achievement and the recipients’ demonstrated excellence in the practice of...

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Cybersecurity Alert: UNB Wi-Fi (eduroam) vulnerability

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 14, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


ITS was recently made aware of a world-wide security vulnerability for devices connecting to eduroam (UNB’s Wi-Fi and also used by other institutions around the globe).  This vulnerability was identified during regular security testing by another institution and can be avoided by connecting to eduroam using the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT).   To our knowledge, no UNB accounts have been compromised; however, we are asking faculty, staff and students to take...

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Celebrating Black History Month - What’s Happening This Week

UNB Communications

Posted: February 14, 2020 10:43:00 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. Throughout the year, 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 values. Throughout the month, a number of informative talks and engaging events for...

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UNB Award for Excellence in Research - Call for Nominations

Renee Audet-Martel

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

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 of five years, and who has maintained an ongoing and active research program over that...

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Lorenzo Music Series Presentation

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Members of the Saint John String Quartet will perform Borodin String Quartet in D Major on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge. Admission is free and all are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy the performance. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Theatre UNB Presents Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute

John C. Ball

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

Category: News and Notices


Theatre UNB presents Some Girl(s), Neil LaBute’s topical play about dating culture and toxic relationships.   In a series of five compelling scenes, five women are unexpectedly reunited with a man they once dated whom they thought they’d never speak to again. As Guy looks to right the wrongs of previous relationships and put his past behind him before finally tying the knot with his current partner, five meetings in five hotel rooms produce awkward silences, comic...

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FA/CPR Training/FA Refresher Training

Kim Perry

Posted: February 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Environmental Health and Safety Office is hosting a "Workplace Standard First Aid/CPR" two-day training course for UNB employees on March 2-3 and March 4-5, 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 last year or two. The training is scheduled each day from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please email EHS (safety@unb.ca) to...

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Annual Report: Building a better lifejacket

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


A group of four University of New Brunswick engineering students with close personal and working ties to the marine industry have developed a smart-lifejacket they believe could save more lives. The LifeTrack Outlast lifejacket was designed by fourth-year engineering students Amy Andrews, Bridget McCloskey, Kaitlin MacIsaac and Phoenix Bard-Cavers through UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program. The idea came in response to a 2017 Globe & Mail story citing the...

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UNB appears on Forbes top Canadian employers list

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada's best employers by Forbes Magazine. This follows UNB's recent appearances on Canada's Top 100 Employers and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers lists. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to determine the list. Statista surveyed 8,000 Canadians working for businesses with at least 500 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were...

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Winter Safety Tips

Kim Perry

Posted: February 13, 2020 10:38:00 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 appropriate clothing and, in particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground...

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Annual Report: Putting knowledge to work

UNB Communications

Posted: February 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Last year, the Office of Experiential Education, led by director Dr. Sarah King, worked to develop a number of meaningful partnerships and initiatives for students in the public, private and non-profit sectors to expand the experiential educational opportunities available at UNB. UNB partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to launch a new initiative designed to strengthen and grow our commitment to experiential education and help strengthen New Brunswick’s economy and...

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Early look at the MyUNB Intranet design

Communications

Posted: February 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The old myUNB platform will be coming to an end at the end of 2020; a new platform (the name will be the same but everything else will be different!) is being designed and developed that will provide an efficient, streamlined ‘front door’ to content.  Check out our initial design concept for the new MyUNB to get an early look at where we are headed over the year.   Feedback is welcome and encouraged.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Update to Online Procurement

Julie Hynes

Posted: February 12, 2020 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Financial Services is pleased to announce that there is now a solution which enables a new object code to be added to the system immediately.  This will allow you to complete your purchase requisition without waiting for the overnight update.  Please contact procure@unb.ca or finglaccess@unb.ca, if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Julie Hynes Email Address: julie.hynes@unb.ca

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Faculty of Business Research Colloquium

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: February 12, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John will be holding a research colloquium on Friday, Feb 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hans W. Klohn Commons, room G16 (BMO room). Session 1:  10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Presenter: Chelsea Driscoll, Social Researcher, Human Development Council Title: New Brunswick’s 2019 Child Poverty Report Card   Session 2:  11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Presenter: Dr. Hadi Eslami, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Faculty of Business, UNB Saint John Title: Delayed Discharge of Older...

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Retirement Reception for Jennie McPhail

Penny Davenport

Posted: February 12, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Retirement Reception will be held for Jennie McPhail on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 2 - 4 p.m., in Alumni Memorial Hall. Jennie McPhail, from the Department of Physics, is retiring at the end of February after a 30-year career at UNB. For the last 10 years, Jennie has been the Lab Manager of the UNB MRI Centre in the Department of Physics, but prior to that Jennie worked in CNER, Counselling Services and Chemical Engineering.   Please join Jennie’s many friends and colleagues in a...

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Booking the Video Conference Rooms in Marshall dAvray Hall

Martyn Iannece

Posted: February 12, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you'd like to book the Video Conference Rooms in Marshall d'Avray Hall – Room 126A or Room 126B – please send an email to mdhvideoconf@unb.ca. Please do not book the rooms through your Outlook Calendar because we need to check with you about the kinds of support you might need: -Do you need a tutorial or a refresher on using the equipment? -Would you like to use Zoom to host your meeting?  -How many local attendees are you expecting? (If it’s more than 15 people, you...

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Annual Report: Securing our future

UNB Communications

Posted: February 12, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB, a leader in cybersecurity, continues to undertake innovative research and training to tackle the challenges of the cyber age. In October 2018, the university hosted the Standing Senate Committee of Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC) as they released the report "Cyber Assault: It should keep you up at night." According to the report, Canada's infrastructure is currently vulnerable to cyber attacks. With three out of five Canadians having four or more devices connected to the internet...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Hélène Lang

Communications Office

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Hélène Lang, who passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30 in Fredericton, NB. She was 59. Born in Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Hélène began working as a human resources consultant in the department of human resources on our Fredericton campus in 1999. She retired in 2012 after 13 years of service. Former colleagues describe Hélène as a wonderful friend and colleague. When she initially joined the...

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ISAO Lunch and Learn

Jason MacFarlane

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Lunch and Learns are back for 2020! The ISAO February Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 12 - 1 p.m., in the Student Union Building, 103. Join International Student Advisors Office staff / advisors Hillary Nguyen and Jason MacFarlane for our monthly Lunch & Learn.  This month we'll be talking about international students and mental health, an important area of discussion, this time of year in particular. Bring your lunch along; we hope to see lots...

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Workshop Series: Using Regression Models to Understand Populations

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) will host a workshop series beginning on Thursday, Mar. 12, from 9 - 4 p.m., in the Wu Conference Centre. There is one full day of training per month from March to May, each covering different related topics described on the registration page here.     March 12 - Workshop 1: Describing and Comparing Populations     April 16 - Workshop 2: Selecting a Regression Model     May 14 -...

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Physics Seminar

Penny Davenport

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics/Admin Bldg, 204. Speaker, Ben Reid, UNBF, will discuss 'Data Assimilation and Ionospheric Modelling at High Latitudes.' Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Penny Davenport Email Address: physics@unb.ca

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News from Singer Hall

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The faculty of management has posed new content on the Ideas with Impact newsletter blog. Read our latest stories to learn how our experiential learning programs are bringing students face to face with real business problems; how our alumni are leading their organizations to overcome social and financial challenges; and how a finance professor’s research into high frequency finance provides insight into jumps in market prices. Check out Ideas with Impact now. For more information...

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Annual Report - Facing the challenges of a changing climate

UNB Communications

Posted: February 11, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB researchers are continuing to tackle the challenges of a changing climate with ground-breaking research. Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology at UNB, was one of 19 international researchers and policy analysts who prepared a cutting-edge report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, held in New York in September 2019. The report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action,” was written for the High Level Panel for a...

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Reminder: Early WebTimeEntry Cutoff - February 22, 2020 pay

Joanne Hodgson

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

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Family Day 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 February 22, 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, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through...

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Lorenzo Reading with Douglas Gary Freeman

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Author Douglas Gary Joseph Freeman will read from Exile Blues on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Saint John Free Public Library, (1 Market Square). In Exile Blues, when Preston Downs, Jr., aka Prez, slides down the emergency chute onto the frozen tarmac at the Montreal airport, little does he know that never would he return home to Washington D.C. or to his adopted city, Chicago. Events had sped by after a dust-up with the Chicago police. With a new name and papers, he finds himself in a...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 10, 2020 10:35:00 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 is your opportunity! The VP Academic (Fredericton)’s Office has put aside money to support...

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Volunteers needed for research study

Sarah Liberty

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

Category: News and Notices


An honours student is looking for volunteers to participate in her research study. Please consider helping out. Participants must have no music training, or fewer than two years of music training, and are not able to speak any tonal language. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between music experience and tonal language learning. Participants will complete a questionnaire, a speaking task, and a tone-deafness assessment as well as the result of the assessment. The study...

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UNB to host invertebrate paleontologist for Darwin Day lecture

Angie Deveau

Posted: February 10, 2020 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In celebration of Darwin Day, the biology department at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will host Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron, Richard M. Ivey curator of invertebrate palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6:45 - 8 p.m., in Bailey Hall, 146. Dr. Caron’s talk is entitled “Darwin's dilemma: The origin of animals explained.” In addition to his position at the ROM, Dr. Caron is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto....

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Public Research Presentation by Thuy Nguyen

Jodi O'Neill

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

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Economics is hosting a public research presentation by Thuy Nguyen, candidate for the CIHR TIER 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Healthy Aging position, on Friday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 205. Research Presentation: How do Opioid Prescribing Restrictions Affect Pharmaceutical Promotion? Lessons from the Mandatory Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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MusicUNB Concert - Winds of Moravia

Yunjia Dai

Posted: February 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert - Winds of Moravia - will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Artists: Atlantic Sinfonia (wind group) In the late 18th century, musicians and composers flooded into Vienna from nearby Moravia and heavily influenced the development of classical music. Atlantic Sinfonia will perform as a wind octet (or Harmonie) — a popular ensemble of the period — and highlight works by Moravian composers including Paul Wranitsky, David Moritz Michael,...

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Annual Report: Studying right whale movement

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Baleen whale populations in the Gulf of St Lawrence were the focus of two multi-institutional and multi-national projects led by UNB researcher Dr. Kimberley Davies. Davies, assistant professor on the Saint John campus, led an ocean expedition taking a deeper look at why the North Atlantic right whale is shifting away from traditional summer feeding grounds in the Bay of Fundy in favour of moving north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A new paper co-authored by Davies suggests the whales may...

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Celebrating Black History Month: What’s Happening This Week

UNB Communications

Posted: February 7, 2020 10:45:00 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. Throughout the year, 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 values. Throughout the month, a number of informative talks and engaging events for...

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Climate Change Adaptation Open House

Mike Hardy

Posted: February 7, 2020 10:40:00 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 held on Monday, Feb. 10, from 2:30 - 6 p.m., in Sir Howard Douglas Hall’s Great Hall. This is...

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Public Forum: Can science save New Brunswick?

Mara Mallory

Posted: February 7, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We expect physicians to use evidence when they treat us. We expect judges to weigh evidence when they rule on issues before the courts. We expect governments to consider evidence when they make decisions that affect us, don't we?  Dr. Herb Emery of UNB's Atlantic Institute for Policy Research invites you to join in a public discussion about the realities, barriers, and possibilities of data and science in evidence-informed policy making. Panelists include: Dr. Herb Emery, Vaughan...

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Research Talks: Immigrant Attraction & Retention in NB-FR

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: February 7, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) will host a Research Talk on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 1 - 2 p.m., in Carleton Hall, 106. Dr. Ted McDonald will present his research methodology and findings on the rates of immigrant landings and retention in NB. How many immigrants are landing in NB? And how many are staying? Using population-based linked data at NB-IRDT, Dr. McDonald and his research team analyze the landing and retention rates of immigrants coming to NB...

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Nominations Open for Graduating Student Leader Awards

Mary Duffley

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

Category: News and Notices


The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Graduating Student Leader Award is Friday, March 1. If you know students graduating in May or October 2020, who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions on campus, please consider submitting their names for nomination. Graduating students are also welcome to self nominate. The awards program, created by the Associated Alumni in partnership with the SRC and Student Services, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. More...

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Annual Report: New NB-IRDT satellite location launched

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


A new satellite location of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) launched on the UNB Saint John campus in December 2018. It was one of two locations, the other is located at Université de Moncton, to become the first data facilities of their kind in Canada to house both federal and provincial administrative data securely. UNB Fredericton hosts the main sites of these data centres in the province. Serving as a research data centre for the province, NB-IRDT...

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Exploring Jesus and Experiencing Jesus

Michael Bravener

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

Category: News and Notices


Campus Ministry, on the Fredericton campus, has added another component to the weekly Wednesday meetings held at The Alumni Building. "Exploring Jesus" will be held Wednesdays, from 12:30 -1:15 p.m., in The Alumni Lounge and will be an informal place for students, faculty and staff to explore this historical figure, Jesus. On Wednesday evenings, from 8 -10 p.m., students, faculty and staff are welcomed to come and "Experience Jesus." This student-led gathering is a place where all are...

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Child Participants and Their Parents Needed for Graduate Student Training Activity

Scott Ronis

Posted: February 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Children/youths (ages five 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 UNB. Participants will receive gift certificates for their time.  For more information, parents should contact Dr. Scott Ronis, Department of Psychology at 458-7804 or...

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PhD Candidate Kimberly Ann Baker-Korotkov Oral Examination Notice

Carol Ann Hatheway

Posted: February 5, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Oral Examination for Kimberly Ann Baker-Korotkov, PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education, will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 235. Title: A constructive Grounded Theory Study of Interconnected Frameworks of Health and Inclusive Schools. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Carol Ann Hatheway Email Address: hatheway@unb.ca

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Annual Report: Leading the way for health and social innovation

UNB Communications

Posted: February 5, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB is making a tangible difference in the lives of New Brunswickers every day, and one of the most visible ways that we do this is through health and social innovation. In April 2019, Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in kinesiology, and Dr. Yang Qu, an assistant professor in chemistry and chemical engineering and UNB’s Cannabis Health Research Chair, received funding totalling $200,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund...

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UNB to host Techstars Startup weekend

Angie Deveau

Posted: February 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick, in partnership with the City of Fredericton and Planet Hatch, will be hosting a Techstars Startup Weekend from Feb. 21 - 23, on UNB's Fredericton campus. Techstars Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active community leaders and entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators are from hundreds of cities around the world. From Mongolia to...

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UNB graduate students conducting research on climate change

Angie Deveau

Posted: February 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Two graduate students from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton were eager to spend a portion of last summer wearing winter jackets. Both students spent their summer in the Arctic, where they conducted research on climate change and oceanography. PhD candidate Joshua Evans travelled through the North Water (NOW) polynya and Nares conducting field sampling for paleogenetic research on marine phytoplankton and sea-ice evolution over the last 4,000 years. This...

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MusicUNB Concert - Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars

Yunjia Dai

Posted: February 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert, Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Norman Adams (cello), Carmen Braden (piano) and Mark Adams (percussion) Hailed as “a talented, bold musician” (Up Here Magazine), Carmen Braden’s vocal, instrumental, and electroacoustic music is greatly tied to her soundscape. Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, she draws from the environment by examining natural phenomena...

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Changes to SEED Program

Anita Connolly and Dave Decker

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please note there have been important changes to the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program, which affect universities. These changes are being made in order to support the non-profit groups, First Nation communities and municipalities which rely upon the SEED funding to help maintain valuable community programming. Unfortunately, under the new program requirements, universities are no longer eligible for the SEED summer program. The University is thankful for the SEED...

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UNB joins Universities Studying Slavery consortium

UNB Communications

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In conjunction with the Working Group on the Principles of Naming or Renaming University Places and UNB’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, UNB has joined 59 academic institutions across five countries in the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium. Based out of the University of Virginia, participating universities work together by addressing key issues surrounding race and inequality in higher education. By joining together and sharing their...

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Children needed for Clinical Psychology Graduate Student training

Barbara D'Entremont

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:36:00 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 with a psychology graduate student in the Psychology Department on the UNB Fredericton campus.  His/her participation is completely voluntary and she/he is free to withdraw from the activity at any time.  At the...

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Announcing the renewal of existing Konica Minolta multifunction copiers and managed print services

Information Technology Services

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In an ongoing effort to deliver cost savings, streamline print services and reduce our environmental footprint, The University of New Brunswick has negotiated the continuation of the managed print services program with Konica Minolta.  Your current multifunction copier will remain in place providing all departments with the following benefits:  Reduced Environmental Impact – by keeping the existing fleet of Konica Minolta multifunction copiers in place, UNB furthers its...

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UNBF Office of the Registrar Closure

Jo-ann Mihan

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Registrar, on the Fredericton campus, will close on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 9 – 10 a.m., to allow staff to participate in a staff meeting.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jo-ann Mihan Email Address: jmihan@unb.ca

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Annual Report: Revolutionizing the construction industry

UNB Communications

Posted: February 4, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Throughout 2018-19, UNB took steps to revolutionize the construction industry, establishing a new Centre for Off-site Construction and a new OSCO Chair in Off-site Construction. In April 2019, Dr. Zhen Lei took up the research chair position with funding support from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). ACOA invested $634,434 through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. When combined with $344,000 from OSCO’s contribution of $2 million in 2018, OSCO and ACOA...

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Reminder: Have you completed your UNB cybersecurity training?

Erik Denis

Posted: February 3, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s cybersecurity training (Beauceron) is designed to educate you on the cybersecurity threats you face at UNB so you’re better equipped to protect yourself, UNB and its data from these threats. All UNB faculty and staff are required to complete this training. Get started now: visit go.unb.ca/beauceron or  click the ‘Cybersecurity Awareness’ link in your myUNB portal launch menu What does the training involve? The training consists of four modules with a few...

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Annual Report: Mawoluhkhotipon: Togetherness in space

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples was officially launched in February 2019 on the UNB Saint John campus. The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration between members of the campus community and Elders and Indigenous community members,” said...

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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 McMaster University, an Early Career Fellow at the Work-Family Research Network (formally the Sloan...

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A Conversation on Our Climate Future

Brad Ackerson

Posted: February 3, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNBF Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with The Brunswickan, will present, Moving Forward: An Interdisciplinary Discussion on Our Climate Future on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102. This free and public panel event aims to tackle some of the most difficult questions on surrounding the climate crisis by looking at them from several unique perspectives. The panelists include: Dr. Audrey Limoges (Earth Sciences), Dr. Donald Wright (Political Science), Dr. Sabine LeBel (Media...

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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 values. Throughout the month, a number of informative talks and engaging events for students, faculty, staff...

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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 held on Monday, Feb. 10, from 2:30 - 6 p.m., in Sir Howard Douglas Hall’s Great Hall. This is...

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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 Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre in April. The gathering honoured language teachers, learners and language...

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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 follow in a good way toward truth.” Reid, RN, is Dakota-Sioux with family and community...

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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 situations.  These include undermining the instructor’s authority, arriving to class...

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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 appropriate clothing and, in particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground...

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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 use alternate parking during this time. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities...

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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 collecting them until March 3rd.  Please feel free to reach out to Hillary at...

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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: http://bit.ly/NBIRDTRegressionModels   Series Description: In this workshop series, learners will gain an...

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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 activities, and assignment and project design. Creating Wicked Students takes us through each step of...

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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 to register for individual sessions, please visit: go.lib.unb.ca/GEAR2019     Category:...

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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 round of the playoffs, before losing 0-2 to St. Thomas in the league semi-final. The Reds men’s...

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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 the end of June after 10 years at the helm of the institution. “We are very pleased to be...

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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 last year or two. The training is scheduled each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please email EHS...

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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 is completely voluntary and she/he is free to withdraw from the activity at any time.  At the...

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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 Computer Lab, Marshall d’Avray Hall, 131 (Fredericton campus)  Online:...

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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 plays a vital role in all social systems, not least of which sports. The requirement to interact with...

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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 fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cynthia Jenkins Email Address:...

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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 successes as they were inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society.  Nominated by their...

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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 chirped pulsed amplification (CPA). This development allowed for the creation of a laser that could...

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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 (tgilmore@unb.ca) at Facilities Management. Please include your phone number and email address. Category:...

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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 of satisfaction with this tool for teaching faculty.  Please complete the survey by Friday, Jan....

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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 Information Contact: Jodi O'Neill Email Address: jodio@unb.ca

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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 exhibition runs from February 10 to 12, 2020 in the Student Union Building, 103. Cut/Paste/Resist is a...

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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 be explored in this performance. Atlantic Sinfonia has also commissioned a new piece from composer...

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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 preferred mailing address, log into e-services, click the Personal tab, and choose Demographic Info. ...

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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 Bill Cooper, BScCE ’62, the newest member to the Engineering Wall of Fame.  Everyone is...

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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 Auditorium. Members of the panel will put the 2015 refugee crisis into a global context. Panellists...

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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 instruments. There will also be amazing guest judges for the performances! This event is open to all UNB...

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Public Talk by Dr. Marisa Young, McMaster University

Noha Eshra

Posted: January 24, 2020 10:20:00 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 McMaster University, an Early Career Fellow at the Work-Family Research Network (formally the Sloan...

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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 information is held in a secure database and is only accessed when an emergency occurs or is expected on...

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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 period.  Topics covered include:  January 27-31: Method of Loci, using memorization to...

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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 to write, writing with regularity, maintaining momentum and concentrating while writing are common...

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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 campus) Online: via Stream Attend this session to learn how to: • Set up a SharePoint Home...

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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 McMaster University, an Early Career Fellow at the Work-Family Research Network (formally the Sloan...

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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 fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cynthia Jenkins Email Address:...

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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 be video-conferenced between campuses.  There will be an opportunity for questions and...

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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 to wrong recipients is the main cause of breaches across the world.  Always double check the...

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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 the field as well as to learn more about the professional designation and services provided by the...

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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 number of theoretical and methodological lenses and provide ways for academics and the public to...

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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, laptops). Results are displayed providing immediate feedback and opportunities for discussion. By the end...

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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 professional. Taking part in this study will help to determine the best way to use exercise to improve...

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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 for large and small classes alike. It allows work to be graded anywhere and anytime. It features...

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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: snowlan@unb.ca

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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 today, Jan. 22, 2020.   We thank all of those that attended the Strategic Planning Town Hall held...

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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 directly from the CRA website and you’ll be able to see any legitimate statements or refund messages...

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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 hilarious spy antics and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps straddles the line between Hitchcock film...

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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). This concert will explore the duo’s classical creativity. Hear familiar composers, like...

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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: Edward Czerwinski Email Address: ed.czerwin@unb.ca

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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, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Saint John. Category: News and Notices Article...

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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 providing personal information). These simulated phish are intended to help you better recognize phishing...

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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 Information Contact: Zabrina Hamilton Email Address: zhamilto@unb.ca

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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 for the SPC will have three minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges - vying for cash...

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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 services visit www.unb.ca/ucard. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB...

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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 university administration and representatives of particular constituencies within the unit, including...

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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. This year’s program will run from April 27 until July 16, and the deadline for applications...

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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 lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Mary Louise Lynch Room (2A/2B) in...

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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 development allowed for the creation of a laser that could deliver short pulses of light with the ability...

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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 have funds leftover to put into future programming, events or departmental needs.   We have...

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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 available to help manage the bees over the summer while most students are away, and then work with students...

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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 development, health, physical and family benefits, and community involvement. It compares organizations...

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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. endocarditis) and management of addictions faced by the healthcare system.  The symposium will feature...

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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 is your opportunity! The VP Academic (Fredericton)’s Office has put aside money to support...

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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 Reports web page. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kris Doucet Email...

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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 obesity in youth has substantially increased in Canada over the past 40 years. Irisin, a novel myokine,...

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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 loan at the Hans W. Klohn Commons, that provide wide lenses and powerful microphones, and make...

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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, Microsoft no longer provides security updates for computers running Windows 7. To help protect...

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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. These molecules are unstable because they are highly reactive, but play important roles in...

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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 and learning through instructional excellence and the integration of relevant technology and...

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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 particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground should be your feet, and...

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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 Santorini International Film Festival in 2019. There will also be a panel discussion will accompany...

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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 on February 17th or March 2nd) WHERE:   The Richard J. CURRI CENTRE, REC Gym, 1st...

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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 chaplain.fredericton@unb.ca   All are welcome. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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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, from 2 – 4 p.m., at Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre Fredericton: Thursday, Jan. 16 from 2:30 –...

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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 p.m.) The Role of Customer Validation in Reducing Start-up Risk for Angel Investors Presenters:...

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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 Capital Planning and Property Development.  In November 2016, he assumed the role of Interim...

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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 open and transparent, a website has been created, which houses the group’s membership the Terms...

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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. 30) Group 2- Tuesdays, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 10, Mar. 31) Group 3- Wednesdays,...

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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 kinesiology at UNB Fredericton, will deliver a presentation in which she will share some of her thoughts...

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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 Guelph University was set to give his expert opinion concerning the fallibility of eyewitness testimony....

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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 Information Contact: Zabrina Hamilton Email Address: zhamilto@unb.ca

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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), Richard Hornsby (clarinet), Paul Pulford (cello), and Carl Gionet (piano) will perform the landmark...

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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 University in Canberra.  Once he completed his PhD, Walter came back to Canada, where he...

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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 undermine healthy communities and social relationships at home and at work. Your Employee Assistance...

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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 enjoy all of your 2020 vacation! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Human...

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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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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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, including:  Creating and setting up an O365 Group or Team  Managing documents in...

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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 of Education in Exceptional Learners in 2012.  Kelley is known for her exceptional people...

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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 university administration and representatives of particular constituencies within the unit, including...

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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 available.  All classes are held in the evening in one three-hour block per week.  Join...

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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 plane carrying a large number of Iranian and Canadian students and families...

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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 various disciplines (e.g. nursing, business, sociology, psychology, medicine), and a mix of...

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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 – Wednesday, Jan. 29 (10 – 11 a.m.) D2L Quizzes – Tuesday, Feb. 4 (1 – 2...

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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 providing personal information). These simulated phish are intended to help you better recognize phishing...

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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 Capital Planning and Property Development.  In November 2016, he assumed the role of Interim...

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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 amount, please complete a new TD1NB form.  The completed forms may be dropped off or mailed to...

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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 preferred mailing address, log into e-services, click the Personal tab, and choose Demographic...

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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 exercise professional. Taking part in this study will help to determine the best way to use exercise to...

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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 Scott Location: Memorial Hall,  23 Preregistration Required Find additional information...

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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 information here. About the instructor: Don is the past director of music and Fine Arts...

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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 Hall RM27 Preregistration Required Find additional information here.    About the...

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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. 15, from 2 - 4 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre Fredericton: Thursday, Jan. 16, from 2:30 -...

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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 Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan to affirm, welcome and support Indigenous peoples who work,...

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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. Best of all, they are designed for busy parents and caregivers. You can work at your own pace, one...

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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 Centre. If you are planning on retiring within the next five years or so, HR can guide you through...

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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 workshops  O365 training and resources  topics and tricks for getting the most out of UNB’s...

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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 Information Contact: Zabrina Hamilton Email Address: zhamilto@unb.ca

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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 should contact Dr. Scott Ronis, Department of Psychology at 458-7804 or sronis@unb.ca. Category:...

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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 Rothman Email Address: srothman@unb.ca

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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?  Mondays (Jan. 13 and Apr. 6), from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (no program on Feb. 17 and Mar. 2) in The...

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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 (violin), Richard Hornsby (clarinet), Paul Pulford (cello), and Carl Gionet (piano) will perform the...

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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 Address: talktous@unb.ca

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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, Room 214, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 3 - 6:30 pm. Space is limited so be sure to register by Jan....

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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 Yoga *Note: Drop-in is not available on EXCEL (Mon/Tues/Thurs at 5 p.m.) or BOXING (Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.) as...

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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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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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 records were kept on hand-written recipe cards. She was appointed assistant registrar/records in 1975 and...

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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 to the public). All of our classes will be held on-site, as we focus on Roman remains across...

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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 continued language enhancement for students whose first language is not English. Undergraduate courses...

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Participants needed for UNB iFLEX Study - January 2020

Benjamin Howard Colpitts

Posted: December 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise, obesity, and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNBF’s faculty of kinesiology is looking for participants aged 19-60, who have not been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and who are carrying extra body weight, to take part in the iFLEX Study. Participation in this study involves a six-week commitment; the first week will involve baseline tests to measure various aspects of health and fitness, followed by a four-week exercise...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: December 20, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Helen MacFarlane

Communications Office

Posted: December 19, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of retired faculty member Helen MacFarlane, who passed away on Nov. 12, 2019 in Fredericton. She was 99. Born in Sussex Corner, N.B., Helen’s teaching career spanned 42 years. She attended the Provincial Normal School and then went on to complete her bachelor of teaching at UNB in 1963, as well as her bachelor of arts in 1966. Over the years, she taught at various schools across New Brunswick, as well as the...

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Second issue of the President's Newsletter

Office of the President

Posted: December 19, 2019 10:49:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dear members of the UNB Community, As the term comes to an end, I invite you to read the second edition of the President’s Newsletter, which provides a sample of some of the great work happening here at UNB. I was very pleased with the response I received from our first issue, and I continue to be inspired by the successes of our faculty, staff and students.  I hope you take the time to read about all the great things that we are doing at UNB.   Wishing you all a safe and...

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UNB Counselling Services - holiday closure

Tanya Jones

Posted: December 19, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Counselling Services will close for the holidays on Monday, Dec. 23.  We will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2. If you are in urgent need of service, please contact the CHIMO Hotline at 1-800-667-5005 or (506) 450-4357 or go directly to the ER at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Tanya Jones Email Address: tjones@unb.ca

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Holiday hours at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: December 19, 2019 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


URec will have the following hours over the holiday break:  Dec. 24-26: CLOSED Dec. 27-30: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Dec. 31: CLOSED Jan. 1, 2020: CLOSED The SMA Pool is also operating with a holiday schedule, which continues until Jan. 5, 2020.  Please visit URec.ca for a complete list of upcoming programs in 2020. New in 2020: Beginner Ballroom Dance, Boxing, Hip Hop Jazz Dance & Pilates with Props. Happy holidays!   Category: Athletics Recreation and...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 19, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


There's 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 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition...

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Mourning the passing of former UNB bookstore employee Sandra Halcrow

Communications Office

Posted: December 18, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of former UNB bookstore employee Sandra Halcrow, who passed away on Monday, Dec. 2. NB. She was 83. Born in Saint John, Sandra earned a BSc and MSc in biochemistry from Dalhousie University. While studying at Dalhousie, Sandra met her husband, Kevin Halcrow, who was ultimately a biology professor at UNB Saint John. After graduating, she worked as a research technician at Dalhousie and Yale Universities and lived in Plymouth, UK....

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Bookstore holiday hours and textbook rental check-in deadline

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: December 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Fredericton Bookstore will be open regular hours the week of Dec. 16 to 21, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For next week, we will only be open on Monday, Dec. 23, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and then closed until Thursday, Jan. 2. Reminder: the last day for textbook rental check-in is Friday, Dec. 20. Orders received over the holiday will be processed in January. Thank you and happy holidays from the Bookstore. Please visit us at...

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University Oral Exam for Willa L. Greythorn

Sylvia Whitaker

Posted: December 18, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A master of arts university oral exam for Willa L. Greythorn (Sociology) will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, at 9:30 a.m. in Tilley Hall, room 28, entitled “Balancing Individual Goals and Social Power: A Micro-Sociological Exploration of the Social Processes of Women and Genderfluid Terrorist". All are welcome to attend. You may contact Sylvia Whitaker (sylvia.whitaker@unb.ca) in Sociology for further details. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Funding opportunity: Teaching and Learning Priority Fund call for submissions

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 18, 2019 10:44:00 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 is your opportunity! The VP Academic (Fredericton)’s Office has put aside money to support...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Boyd Richards

Angie Deveau

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family, friends and colleagues of retired faculty member Dr. Boyd Richards, who passed away on Nov. 28 in Fredericton. He was 83. Originally from Abney, PEI, Boyd was appointed assistant professor in the psychology department at UNB Fredericton in 1968. Before coming to UNB, he received his bachelor of arts (‘63) and master of arts (‘64) from Dalhousie University and then his PhD at York University in 1970. He retired as associate...

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Office of the Registrar UNBF early closure

Jo-ann Mihan

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Office of the Registrar (Fredericton) will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, to allow staff to participate in a Christmas function.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jo-ann Mihan Email Address: jmihan@unb.ca

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College of Extended Learning early closure Dec. 19

Ann Smith

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The College of Extended Learning will be closing at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, for the afternoon so that all staff may attend a staff function. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Ann Smith Email Address: asmith@unb.ca

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CETL Media Lab and Equipment Pool holiday closure

Debbie Goguen

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The CETL Equipment Pool and Media Lab, Marshall d’Avray Hall, will be closed Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. If you have audio visual equipment reserved for over the holidays, please make sure it is picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.   Thank you and happy holidays! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Debbie Goguen Email Address: dgoguen@unb.ca

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UNB Student Union Welcome Center holiday hours

Karen Miner

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Student Union Welcome Center will close on Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon and will re-open Jan. 6. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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UNBSJ Bookstore rental due date and holiday hours

Charlene Parfitt

Posted: December 17, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder that the UNBSJ Bookstore's last day for rental check-in is Thursday, Dec. 19. The Bookstore will be closed for the holidays starting Dec. 24, reopening Jan. 2. Store hours will be Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit our website at unbsjshop.ca   Orders received over the holiday will be processed in January. Thank you and happy holidays from the Bookstore. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Charlene Parfitt Email...

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UNB Saint John’s food services director receives top award

Fiona Hendrie

Posted: December 16, 2019 10:51:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Jennifer Hurley, UNB Saint John’s food services director, has received a top award from Chartwells, UNB’s food service provider. Hurley was named National Associate of the Year in recognition of her hard work and dedication.  Hurley has worked at UNB Saint John for more than five years and oversees the food service provided in the Baird Dining Hall, the Commons Café, Tim Hortons, and at special events and conferences. “We are proud to work with a food service...

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Winter 2020 programs at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: December 16, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Registration is now open for winter 2020 fee-based programs at URec. Choose from a variety of programs, including: General Population, Reformer Pilates, Silver Series & Specialized Programs. New in 2020 we are excited to offer Beginner Ballroom Dance (Fridays at 6:30 p.m.), Boxing (Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.), Hip Hop & Jazz Dance (Wednesdays at 7 p.m.) and Pilates with Props (Thursdays at 6 p.m.).  Registration can be completed online, by phone (506-453-4579) or in person at the...

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Opportunity to work in French on campus

Natalie Fournier

Posted: December 16, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Vous parlez bien français et vous aimeriez aider d’autres étudiants à l’apprendre? Vous voulez travailler en français sur le campus et gagner de l’argent? Nous recherchons un assistant.e.s d’enseignement pour le département d'études française.  L’offre s’adresse à des étudiants de premier cycle qui sont disponibles 6.5 heures par semaine, dont 1 h 30 en classe (mardi et jeudi de 1 h 00 à 2 h...

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Campus Operations Closure

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: December 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that UNB Fredericton's Campus Operations (Facilities Management and the Security and the Traffic Front Desk) will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., to allow staff to participate in a Christmas Luncheon. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please contact Security at 453-4830. 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...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: December 13, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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UNB introduces robotic cleaning on its Saint John campus

Fiona Hendrie

Posted: December 13, 2019 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Saint John now has a robot that cleans its floors—increasing efficiency of cleaning services across the campus. UNB’s cleaning contractor SBC Facility Services obtained the new automated machine, the Taski Intellibot 2000 auto scrubber, earlier this semester. This machine is the first of its kind to be used in an educational institution in Atlantic Canada. Representatives from SBC say the robotic scrubber is able to navigate safely by itself and...

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UNBF Office of the Registrar Closure

Jo-ann Mihan

Posted: December 12, 2019 10:23:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Registrar, on the Fredericton campus, will close on Monday, Dec. 16, from 2 - 3 p.m., to allow staff to participate in the VP Holiday Reception event.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jo-ann Mihan Email Address: jmihan@unb.ca

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Winter Learning Communities Pilot Project - Call for faculty/course participation

Dave Decker

Posted: December 11, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a general call for any first-year courses that would like to be involved in a pilot offering for a Winter Term Learning Communities program.   For those unfamiliar, the program's main objective is to ease students’ academic and social integration to UNB Saint John. The UNBSJ Learning Communities program is a collection of “learning to learn” sessions that are delivered outside of the regular class time.  The Learning Communities program is coordinated...

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UNBSJ - Ganong Hall High Pressure Air Shutdown

Angie Robichaud

Posted: December 11, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised there is a scheduled shutdown of high pressure air in Ganong Hall for Monday, Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. (until approximately 1:30 p.m.).  This scheduled shutdown will require approximately four hours for the work to be completed. 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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Closure afternoon of Dec. 13: Office of the Vice President Research and the Office of Research Services

Office of Research Services

Posted: December 11, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Dec. 13, the Office of the Vice President Research and the Office of Research Services will be closing at 12 p.m. for the afternoon so that all staff may attend a staff function.   We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Office of Research Services Email Address: ors@unb.ca

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Alternatives to the Term Paper

Jody Gorham

Posted: December 10, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


One of the ways to help students successfully complete your course outcomes, is to provide alternatives to the term paper assignment.   Check out these suggestions from Carleton U and this student presentation video titled Papers?... Oh, Please! by Keisha Godin. For more information about accessible learning, visit the CETL Accessible Learning or the UNB Student Accessibility Centre.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jody Gorham Email Address:...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program - Winter Term

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 10, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning is once again offering the Diploma in University Teaching Program (DUT) for the winter term, 2020.  Below is the schedule of classes and a brief description of the program.   2020 Winter Term: Jan. 11 – Feb. 22. DUT will be held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 334-1.  Please bring your own lunch.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Saturday, Jan. 11: 9 a.m....

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Save the date - Jody Gorham is retiring

Sara Rothman

Posted: December 10, 2019 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, on Thursday, Jan. 9, from3 - 4:30 p.m., in the President's Room, 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 Rothman Email Address: srothman@unb.ca

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UNB’s Greg Marquis to launch third edition of Truth and Honour

Angie Deveau

Posted: December 10, 2019 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB professor of history and politics and author Dr. Greg Marquis will launch the third edition of his book, Truth and Honour on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John. This updated and expanded edition details the high-profile 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of his son Dennis Oland. The new book includes a chapter on the second trial that resulted in Dennis Oland’s acquittal and an...

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Recruitment Office Closed December 17-18

Lisa Chouinard

Posted: December 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Student Recruitment offices, on both campuses, and the International Recruitment Centre will be closed December 17-18, 2019. These closures are to allow our full staff to participate in fall review meetings and winter planning sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lisa Chouinard Email Address: lisa@unb.ca

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UNBF - Financial Services Office Closure

Jennifer Mazerolle

Posted: December 10, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Financial Services (Fredericton) will be closed for an extended lunch on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m, to allow our staff to attend a holiday luncheon.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jennifer Mazerolle Email Address: jenmaz@unb.ca

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Reminder WebTimeEntry Cut-Off Times – December 27th Pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: December 9, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Reminder to employees and supervisors:  WebTimeEntry Cut-Off Times: Due to the holiday closure the WebTimeEntry cut-off dates for the December 27th pay will be as follows: Employee Cut-off:  Sunday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Supervisor Cut-off:  Monday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Manual Cheques/Deposits Due to the short turnaround time and regulatory requirements, Payroll Services staff are unable to process any manual cheques/deposits for hours that were not entered or approved on time...

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ISAO Holiday Host 2019

Hillary Nguyen

Posted: December 9, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices , Financial Aid


This December, UNB Fredericton faculty and staff are invited to be a part of the UNB International Student Advisor’s Office's (ISAO) Holiday Host program!  This program - a commitment of only an hour or two - provides international students who can't return to their home country during the holidays (roughly December 23rd to January 2nd) an opportunity to connect with a local UNB host or host family for an...

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Reminder - Snow and Ice are Here

Andrew Feicht

Posted: December 9, 2019 10:25:00 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 appropriate clothing and, in particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground...

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Guidelines for Holiday Decorations

Kim Perry

Posted: December 9, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the Holiday Season upon us, we have already begun to see decorations being installed across the City. Please see below some reminders for campus. Live trees or decorations made from harvested natural products (e.g. wreaths/garlands) are not recommended for use in UNB buildings for several reasons (e.g. fire hazard, allergies). Artificial trees/wreaths/garlands are permitted. All decorations should be removed/put away prior to the university closure for the holidays. If lights or other...

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ITS Office (Head Hall) closed for an extended lunch on December 13

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The ITS department in Head Hall (D Level) will be closed for an extended lunch on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m, to allow our staff to attend a holiday luncheon.  The IT Service Desk located in the Harriet Irving Library (HIL) will remain open during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 457-2222 or itservicedesk@unb.ca.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address:...

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Last Direct Deposit/payment process for the calendar year

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: December 6, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The date of Wednesday, Dec. 11 is the deadline to have time sensitive payment requisitions/vendor invoices in to Accounts Payable (with all approvals) in order to ensure the payment can be processed in the last direct deposit of the year. Any payment requisitions/vendor invoices received after December 11th will be processed in January, 2020. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Monica Keats-Gilbert Email Address: M.Keats-Gilbert@unb.ca

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UNB Saint John Registrar's Office closure

Rebecca Gray

Posted: December 6, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Registrar, on the Saint John campus, will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Rebecca Gray Email Address: grayr@unb.ca

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: December 6, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Universal Design Resources for Instructors

Jody Gorham

Posted: December 6, 2019 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Universal Design for Learning is an approach to course design that incorporate multiple means of engaging students with content and people, representing information, and expressing skills and knowledge. Universal Instructional Design is a similar concept built on seven course development principles.  To find out more about these approaches, check out UNB's Accessible Learning Resources.    You may already be using UDL/UID techniques in your course design and delivery.  The...

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UNB English Language Programme Winter Course Offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: December 6, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNBF 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: The Intensive English Term Format (January 6 – April 3, 2020) is academic in nature and is a great choice for students who wish to upgrade their English for university study.  Full-time language studies incorporate class hours, homework, tutorials and advising 35+ hours...

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Five Accessible Course Design Tips You Can Implement Next Term

Jody Gorham

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Here are ideas to help you reach and teach more of your students in your Winter 2020 courses: 1. Post all of your course materials--notes, slides, articles, videos, etc.--on D2L for anywhere, anytime access. Make sure text-based materials are crisp, clear, and in PDF format for use with text-to-voice and other accessibility software or tools.  2. Post class lecture slides in advance of class so that students can utilize tools such as One Note to add their own notes to the...

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Join UNB in honouring the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

UNB Communications

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Memorial events on both UNB campuses will be held today in honour of the 14 women whose lives were lost 30 years ago during the Montreal Massacre at the École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, speakers will memorialize the victims, talk about current issues relating to gender-based violence, and discuss the gender imbalance present in STEM fields. The Saint John ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m....

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Holiday Reception RSVP deadline

Denise Ryder

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for UNB Saint John faculty and staff to RSVP for the Holiday Reception is Friday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m.  RSVP to denise@ryder@unb.ca. This event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge. Please bring non-perishable food items or make a financial donation to support the UNB Saint John Student Resource Centre and the North End Food Bank. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Denise Ryder Email Address: denise.ryder@unb.ca

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Sale of a 2001 Broderson Crane

Megan Hasson

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A 2001 Broderson Crane (aka: carry deck crane/pick and carry crane) is available for sale to any Department on campus interested in purchasing: Model IC80-3F (8ton) Serial #406933 Hours: 6814 Current market value for the crane is approximately $26,000-$29,000. If interested in purchasing this crane, or if you require further information, please contact Procurement Services at procure@unb.ca. Offers will be accepted until Friday Dec. 13, 2019. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Winter Safety Tips

Kim Perry

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:35:00 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 appropriate clothing and, in particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground...

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UNB/United Way Charity Auction 2019

Anessa Gordon

Posted: December 5, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB/United Way Auction for 2019 is ending! Get your bids in before Friday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. local, AST. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the auction. We have already surpassed last year’s auction which raised $1,545 for United Way! Please remember - if you win an item in the auction, you will owe CASH when you pickup your item at Financial Services in the Physics and Admin Building. Items MUST be picked up by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 or they will go to the next...

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Recruiting for the Fredericton Area Watersheds Association - FAWA

Jenn Meade

Posted: December 4, 2019 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fredericton Area Watersheds Association (FAWA) is currently seeking expressions of interest. The FAWA was founded in 2002 as a non-profit community-led organization dedicated to actively protecting and improving the wellbeing of the watersheds (streams, rivers, wetlands) of greater Fredericton. Projects have included tree-planting, trail creation, student-led restoration projects, water quality monitoring, education and outreach. FAWA’s board of directors is...

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Reminder: Retirement reception for Doug Swift

Information Technology Services

Posted: December 4, 2019 10:24:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Doug Swift, Procurement Assistant for Information Technology Services (ITS), is retiring this December after 34 years of dedicated service at UNB. In Doug’s honour, ITS will be hosting a retirement reception on Friday, Dec. 6, from 2 – 4 p.m., in the ITS department located in Head Hall, D level. Friends and colleagues are invited to join us as we share memories from Doug’s time at UNB and give him best wishes for a happy retirement. Light refreshments will be...

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Last Direct Deposit/Payment process for the calendar year

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The date of Wednesday, Dec. 11 is the deadline to have time-sensitive payment requests in to Accounts Payable (with all approvals) in order to ensure the payment can be processed in the last direct deposit of the year. Any payment requisitions received after December 11th will be processed in January, 2020. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Monica Keats-Gilbert Email Address: M.Keats-Gilbert@unb.ca

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Review of Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment)

Trina Calhoun

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Kathy Wilson’s term as Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment) [AVPALE] ends on December 31, 2019.  A review advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend an appointment with effect from January 1, 2020.  The Review Advisory Committee is comprised as follows:   Dr. George MacLean                 Chair, Vice-President Academic Dr. Sharon Wahl...

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Classroom Feedback Survey

Kris Doucet

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Don't miss your chance to tell us how the classrooms on the Saint John campus are working for you, the Classroom Feedback Survey is happening now. Do you have the technology you need? Are there issues with accessibility? Have you had issues with scheduling rooms? Or is everything fine and you'd like to let us know? The Classroom Committee is looking for your feedback to help identify potential issues, process improvements or if there are technology changes we can make...

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UNBF VP Holiday Reception – FR

Keri Regier

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


George MacLean, and the Office of the Vice-President Academic, are pleased to invite you to a Holiday Reception on Monday, Dec. 16, from 2 – 4 p.m., in the Great Hall, Sir Howard Douglas Hall.  Please join us as we welcome the approach of the Holiday Season! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Keri Regier Email Address: kregier@unb.ca

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UNB tender extensions for computers, monitors, printers and toner

ITS Procurement

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce the recent extension of UNB’s tender agreements for the supply and delivery of PC computers and monitors, and laser printers and toner.  Computers & Monitors BrunNet Inc. (HP systems) – extended until June 7, 2020 IMP Solutions (Dell systems) – extended until Dec. 7, 2020 Laser Printers Brunnet – HP – extended until Jan. 12, 2021 Lexmark - various resellers (please contact ITS) – extended...

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UNBF Office of the Registrar Closure

Jo-ann Mihan

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNBF Registrar's Office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 8:45 - 10:15 a.m., to permit all staff to participate in a staff meeting.  We apologize for any inconvenience.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jo-ann Mihan Email Address: jmihan@unb.ca

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Stories of MAW: The One Time Maw was Born from Tall Tree Woman

Lori Quick

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to the final public viewing of Stories of MAW: The One Time Maw was Born from Tall Tree Woman, a work-in-progress by Wolastaqiyik Indigenous Artist Samaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier)  on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall’s auditorium. This performance is in collaboration with Possesom Paul and Dawson Sacobie. This presentation of Stories of MAW at Memorial Hall in early November received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic full...

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Guidelines for Holiday Decorations

Kim Perry

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the Holiday Season upon us, we have already begun to see decorations being installed across the city. Please see below some reminders for the Fredericton campus. Live trees or decorations made from harvested natural products (e.g. wreaths/garlands) are not recommended for use in UNB buildings for several reasons (e.g. fire hazard, allergies). Artificial trees/wreaths/garlands are permitted. All decorations should be removed/put away prior to the university closure for the holidays. If...

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UNB/United Way Charity Auction 2019

Anessa Gordon

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB/United Way Auction for 2019 is now LIVE! Our goal is to surpass last year’s auction which raised $1,545! Send to your friends, family, and Facebook followers! Anyone can bid. Please note that the auction is Cash Only and items will have to be picked up at UNB Fredericton. Also, please note that there are two pages full of great auction donations this year – more than 80 items! “Item Description” and “Donated By” sections can be seen by scrolling...

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Available for sale: four winter tires from UNB leased vehicle

Kristel Desjardins

Posted: December 3, 2019 10:16:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering has four studded winter tires (size 225-65 R17) for sale (Blacklion W506 Ice Pioneer studdable winter tires).  Tires were purchased and installed November 30, 2018 and removed early March 2019.  If a department has a UNB-owned/leased vehicle that could use these tires, please contact Kristel Desjardins at ext. 7092 or kristel@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kristel Desjardins Email Address:...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:42:00 AM AST

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 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations...

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Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award - Submission Deadline, Feb. 3

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Senates’ Teaching Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award. If you know of worthy candidates, please identify them to your dean or department chair by Friday, Dec. 6 to allow time to properly prepare the submission package for CETL. The deadline for deans and chairs to submit nominations to the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge those individuals who...

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#youpeople: Don Cherry and Canadian Social Divides

Gabriela I. Tymowski-Gionet

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A discussion on '#youpeople: Don Cherry and Canadian Social Divides' will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m., in Kinesiology, 201. Dr. Kristi Allain provides analysis of hockey commentator Don Cherry’s comments made on November 9th and the public’s response, arguing that there is value in taking Don Cherry seriously. She examines Cherry as a marker (and maker) of nostalgic remembering. The press and the public both revere and revile his performance of...

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Physics Seminar: "Cosmological Perturbation Theory in a New Framework"

Penny Davenport

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics/Admin Bldg, 204. Mustafa Afzal, UNBF, will discuss, Cosmological Perturbation Theory in a New Framework. “The study of cosmological perturbations at the quantum level is rich and interesting. It potentially explains galaxy creation and the temperature fluctuations in an overwhelmingly-smooth cosmic microwave background (CMB)." In this talk, I will review...

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Holiday Spectacular – UNB Chorale and Band Christmas Concert

Yunjia Dai

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Holiday Spectacular - UNB Chorale and Band Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Come and join us for a cracker of a start to the Christmas season with the UNB Chorale and Concert Band! Don't miss the fantastic festive evening!  Chorale Director: David Steeves Band Director: Hugh Kennedy Tickets at the door: Adults $10      Seniors & Students $5 Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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School of Graduate Studies Office Closure

Jacqueline Seely

Posted: December 2, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The School of Graduate Studies Office will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in order for the staff to attend a function.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Seely Email Address: jseely@unb.ca

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End of Term Social

Judith Currie

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for a delicious mug of hot chocolate and enjoy some cookies on Dec. 3 and 4.   Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.    Fredericton Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., in the Alumni Lounge, Alumni Building   Saint John Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge, Thomas J. Condon Student Centre   Attention students: all who attend this social will receive an end of term study kit from UNB's President, Dr. Paul...

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Filming in the Faculty Staff Lounge

Brenda LeBlanc

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that Media Services will be filming for a video in the Faculty Staff Lounge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 - 5 p.m. Faculty and staff are welcome to use the Lounge during filming. Thank you for your patience. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Brenda LeBlanc Email Address: leblancb@unb.ca

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: November 29, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Environmental Earth Science Showcase

Ann C. Timmermans

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please stop by our 2019 ESCI1012 Earth Science Student Showcase titled, “Solutions for a Sustainable Future” on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., in the Quartermain Earth Science Centre, 104 (Forestry and Geology Building). Light refreshments will be served.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Ann C. Timmermans Email Address: Ann.Timmermans@unb.ca

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Community Development Poster Presentations - 3rd Year Nursing Students

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 3rd Year Nursing Students at UNB Saint John will host poster presentations to highlight the community development projects they have been working on throughout the Fall 2019 semester.  The projects reflect a range of experiential education opportunities students have had with agencies and community members in the greater Saint John area.     The poster presentation will take place Friday, December 6, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., on the main levels of Ganong Hall and K.C....

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Call for Submissions: Cut/Paste/Resist

RM Vaughan

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a Call for Submissions for Cut/Paste/Resist: A Pop-Up Exhibition. In times of protest and social upheaval (and social rejuvenation) artists and activists turn to collage to make their point. Why? Collage is an accessible, fun way to make art. All you need is glue, scissors and paper. The rest is up to you. Presented in co-operation with the UNB Art Centre, the Student Union Building, and the Creative Writing/Writer-in-Residence program, Cut/Paste/Resist will take place at the Student...

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Christmas Choice Annual Craft Sale

Lori Quick

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It’s that time of year again!  The UNB Art Centre is hosting the Christmas Choice Annual Craft Sale on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12 – 4 p.m., in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. Come enjoy an afternoon of festive music, treats, and best of all, beautiful handmade gifts! Live music by Steven Peacock. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lori Quick Email Address: lquick@unb.ca

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GivingTuesday at UNB

Tamara Parry

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s Development & Donor Relations office will host GivingTuesday on Dec. 3, a 24-hour fundraising effort celebrating how our students’ experience is bettered by scholarships and bursaries, library resources and other opportunities created by philanthropic support for UNB. GivingTuesday started in 2012 and has become a global movement that brings together individuals, companies and charities to support the causes that matter to them most, occurring annually on the Tuesday after...

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UNBF Student Accessibility Centre closure on Dec. 2

Jody Gorham

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNBF Student Accessibility Centre will be closed on Monday, Dec. 2, from 1 - 4:30 p.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jody Gorham Email Address: jgorham1@unb.ca

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SUBTOWNE Ballroom Blitz Alert - Nov. 30 - Dec. 5

Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan

Posted: November 29, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


SUBTOWNE Ballroom Blitz - Christmas Edition - SUB Ballroom!  Dates and Times:  Saturday, Nov. 30 : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 : 12 - 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 to Wednesday, Dec. 4 : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 5 : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan Email Address: caravanl@unb.ca

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Retirement Reception for Doug Swift

Information Technology Services

Posted: November 28, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Doug Swift, Procurement Assistant for Information Technology Services (ITS), is retiring this December after 34 years of dedicated service at UNB. In Doug’s honour, ITS will be hosting a retirement reception on Friday, Dec. 6, from 2 – 4 p.m., in the ITS department located in Head Hall, D level. Friends and colleagues are invited to join us as we share memories from Doug’s time at UNB and give him best wishes for a happy retirement. Light refreshments will be...

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Black Friday Event at the Computer Centre - 60% OFF

Student Services

Posted: November 28, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As you may be aware, the Computer Center located inside the University Bookstore will be winding up its operations by the end of the year.  The Computer Centre carries a variety of: boardgames and card games role playing games, including books and accessories computer equipment (printers, laptops, peripherals, cables, etc.) backpacks, messenger bags, laptop bags and more There has been a sale going on for the past couple of weeks but starting on Black Friday (Nov. 29) all remaining...

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RBC UNBeatable Ideas Competition Winners!

Samson Odafe Okpara

Posted: November 28, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Thank you for being a part of the UNBeatable Ideas 2019 Contest. We at the J. Herbert Smith Centre were thoroughly impressed with all of the entries, and the students' work. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who has entered the contest.   First Place: Pique Analytics  Runner up: i-Welcome App Viewers’ Choice: The Outlast    Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Samson Odafe Okpara Email Address:...

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Musically Trained Participants need for UNB music and language study

Elaine Perunovic

Posted: November 28, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have musical training and are currently practicing music? If so, we need your help with a research study. We are looking for individuals with at least seven years of playing, practicing, or performing music in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the role of music training in the ability to learn a language. Participation involves completing a questionnaire and a speaking task, which will take approximately 45 minutes. Participants will have a chance to be entered...

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UNBF Counselling Services - Office Closure

Tanya Jones

Posted: November 28, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNBF Counselling Services will be closed on Friday, Nov. 29, from 8:15 - 10 a.m., for staff training.  The office will open at 10 a.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Tanya Jones Email Address: tjones@unb.ca

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Winter Parking Regulations

Randy Mahoney

Posted: November 27, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the seasons changing, the Security and Traffic Department wants to remind the Fredericton campus community that from Dec 1/19 to March 31/20 the winter parking regulation will be in effect. As per designated signage, winter parking regulations for certain streets, drives, laneways prohibit parking between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. Upon the notification or forecast of a snowstorm, the vehicles remaining on campus must be relocated to a designated snow lot which will allow Facilities Management...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member James McMorran

Communications Office

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member James (Jim) McMorran, who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Fredericton, NB. He was 76. Originally from St. Stephen, NB, Jim served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years. Throughout his career, he served with the Canadian Guards and the Royal Canadian Regiment, which included two UN peacekeeping tours in Cyprus. In September 1988, Jim began working as a patrol member with campus security at UNB...

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Real Campus official launch

Athena Grillakis

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As of Fall 2019, UNB Saint John Student Services, in collaboration with the SRC, has partnered with Real Campus. Real Campus is a student assistance program that provides therapy, counselling, courses, tools and events to improve students’ mental wellness. It allows students to have 24/7 support and professional care to be instantly accessible.  UNB Saint John students (domestic, international, and regardless of health plan) can access Real Campus 24/7 for care by a licensed...

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Lorenzo Reading with Lesley Crewe

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Multi-talented Lesley Crewe will read from Are You Kidding Me? on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Whitebone Lounge. Special guest Port City 5 will join the reading. For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe’s finest newspaper columns are collected in one place. The book spans 20 years’ worth of columns for The Cape Bretoner Magazine, Cahoots Magazine, and The Chronicle Herald. Lesley Crewe is the author of 10 novels, including...

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Call for Nominations - President's Medals and Distinguished Service Awards

Erin Fyfe

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


President's Medals and Distinguished Service Awards honour current employees of the University of New Brunswick, or those who have retired within one calendar year preceding the call for nominations. President's Medals and Distinguished Service Awards are awarded for outstanding service to the university which may include teaching, research, administrative contributions, or any combination thereof. President's Medals are intended to recognize service over the span of a career. The awards will...

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Call for Nominations - University Research Scholar

Erin Fyfe

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The award of University Research Scholar honours members of the active faculty complement of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship, and whose research is, or has the potential to be, of international stature. Those holding formal research chairs; retired faculty members (including Professor Emeriti) and Honorary Research Associates cannot be nominated for this award. Vice-Presidents, Deans and Directors are not eligible for...

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Community Development Poster Presentations - 3rd Year Nursing Students

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 3rd Year Nursing Students at UNB Saint John will host poster presentations to highlight the community development projects they have been working on throughout the Fall 2019 semester.  The projects reflect a range of experiential education opportunities students have had with agencies and community members in the greater Saint John area.     The poster presentation will take place Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., on the main levels of Ganong Hall and K.C....

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Register Now for Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our 14th annual teaching showcase on Monday, Dec. 9 (Reading Day), from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Marshall d’Avray Hall, 261. CETL will bring together faculty members, instructors and others interested in enhancing the learning experience of UNB students at this teaching showcase.  Registration and refreshments from 8:30 – 8:55 a.m., followed by the Opening Plenary with Pierre Zundel (President CCNB) and 12 sessions throughout the...

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Reminder - Snow and Ice are here

Andrew Feicht

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:37:00 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 appropriate clothing and, in particular, footwear. Your primary points of contact with the ground should be...

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Strange Work: Literary Testimony in Holocaust Narrative

Julia Bachman

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Ariela Freedman will present the lecture, 'A Strange Work: Literary Testimony in Holocaust Narrative' on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., in Ganong Hall, 115. As James E. Young writes, though violent events seem to stimulate – indeed, demand – “factually insistent’ documentation, being attentive to the poetics of literary testimony allows “a deeper understanding of the interpenetration between events, narrative and historic interpretation.”...

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Heartbeat! and Ceol's Half a Christmas Concert

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:26:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Enjoy the music at Heartbeat! (The Tucker Park Choir) and the Ceilidh Band Ceol's Half a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Saint John Arts Centre. All are welcome. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Holiday Spectacular – UNB Chorale and Band Christmas Concert

Yunjia Dai

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A holiday spectacular UNB Chorale and Band Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Holiday Spectacular! Come and join us for a cracker of a start to the Christmas season with the UNB Chorale and Concert Band! Don't miss the fantastic festive evening!  Chorale Director: David Steeves Band Director: Hugh Kennedy Tickets (at the door): Adults $10      Seniors & Students $5 Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Xerox Phaser 7760 Printer and Toners for Sale

Jennifer Bishop

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Culture and Media Studies has a Xerox Phaser 7760 Printer & Toners for sale (great working condition).  It is willing to sell toners individually or sell as a package, and includes the following unopened replacement cartridges: 1-Black, 2-Cyan, 2-yellow, 2-Magenta.  The department is downsizing office printers.  Contact jennifer@unb.ca for pricing.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jennifer Bishop Email Address:...

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Participants needed for UNB iFLEX Study - January 2020

Benjamin Howard Colpitts

Posted: November 26, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise, obesity, and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNBF’s Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for participants aged 19-60, who have not been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and who are carrying extra body weight, to take part in the iFLEX Study. Participation in this study involves a six-week commitment; the first week will involve baseline tests to measure various aspects of health and fitness, followed by a four-week exercise...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Dr. Althea Macaulay

Communications Office

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of honorary degree recipient Dr. Althea Macaulay, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Fredericton. She was 101. Born in Moncton, NB, Althea was the recipient of the Governor-General’s gold medal, the Alumni Society’s gold medal and the Hebrew Society of Fredericton prize when she graduated from UNB in 1939 with her BA Hons. in Latin and biology. She went on to complete her master of arts in...

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UNB named to Canada's Top 100 Employers

UNB Communications

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For the seventh time in eight years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2020). The Globe and Mail announced its top 100 list for 2020 on Nov. 22. UNB is one of four universities to receive the distinction and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to be recognized. For more about this achievement, visit the UNB Newsroom. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Stories of MAW: work-in-progress by Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier

Lori Quick

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to the final public viewing of Stories of MAW:  The One Time Maw was Born from Tall Tree Woman, a work-in-progress by Wolastaqiyik Indigenous Artist Samaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier), in Memorial Hall’s auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.  This performance is in collaboration with Possesom Paul and Dawson Sacobie. The first presentation of Stories of MAW at Memorial Hall in early November received a standing ovation from an...

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Christmas yard sale for United Way

Linda Maher

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Financial Services is having a Christmas yard sale! Stop by the entrance of the Physics and Administration building on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and pick up some "new to you" Christmas decorations, ornaments, ribbon and more! Cash only please.  All proceeds going to the United Way. See you there! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Linda Maher Email Address: linda.maher@unb.ca

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CETL Hosts D2L Lockers & Groups Session

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 - 11 a.m., in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 249. Facilitator: Jeff Mundee, CETL Instructional Technology Specialist Sometimes students in groups need an easy way to share files and collaborate. D2L Brightspace does have a lesser known suite of tools to facilitate this in the context of the class list and groups in D2L. In this session we will look at groups, discussions, and the lockers feature in D2L Brightspace for sharing files between students in...

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UNBSJ Bookstore Textbook Price Match

Charlene Parfitt

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNBSJ Bookstore has many ways to save you money - it will price match with Amazon.ca! See in store for details and/or ask one of our associates how you can save at the Bookstore.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Charlene Parfitt Email Address: Charlene.Parfitt@unb.ca

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Exhibition: 30th Anniversary - Fall of the Wall and Peaceful Revolution in Germany

Jennifer Bishop

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNBF's Department of Culture and Media Studies proudly presents an exhibition to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall and the Peaceful Revolution in Germany on November 9, 1989.  ‘The Wall. A Border Through Germany’ is an exhibition on the history of the GDR’s border regime along the Berlin Wall and the inner-German border. The exhibition was produced and published by the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany and...

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Theatre UNB Presents Three One-Act Plays

John C. Ball

Posted: November 22, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Theatre UNB presents Moments in Time, an evening of three one-act plays by two celebrated American playwrights, to be performed Nov. 28 - 30 in Memorial Hall. The 90-minute production includes Thornton Wilder’s two most famous one-acts, The Long Christmas Dinner and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, along with David Ives’s fanciful short The Green Hill. These innovative works use the simple economies of the stage to take their characters and audiences on expansive and...

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Changes to Key Requests from Facilities Management

Andrew Corey

Posted: November 21, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff needing keys are now required to place a work order request. Please have your department representative place a work order request through our Online Work Order Request Form available through e-Services. Please allow seven to 10 days for completion. No key request will be processed without the proper authorization by the department’s administration.   Facilities Management will contact the key requestor when the key(s) are ready for distribution. Keys are to...

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Looking for help and support? Try the Student Support Directory

Neil Cole

Posted: November 21, 2019 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you a student trying to learn about and/or find services available to you on campus? Or a faculty or staff member looking for services for students? The downloadable and printable Student Support Directory (SSD) can be used by anyone at UNB Fredericton to find and access the various services and supports available to students across campus. The SSD is a relatively comprehensive guide to academic and non-academic resources for students. Everything from meal plans to writing help; getting...

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UNB to unveil a sculpture by Peter Powning

UNB Communications

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Art for New Spaces will unveil a sculpture by renowned New Brunswick artist Peter Powning.  The sculpture titled Trace stands 24 feet tall and spans the first two levels of the Kinesiology Building with various aspects of the sculpture being visible from all three levels.  The unveiling will take place on the lower level of the Kinesiology Building at UNB Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend. The UNB Art for New Spaces program was...

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UNB Saint John Annual Classroom Survey

Kris Doucet

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Saint John Classroom Committee is looking for your feedback on the Saint John classrooms. This brief survey is your opportunity to let us know how well the classrooms function for you in terms of technology, physical space and accessibility. Your feedback provides us an opportunity to troubleshoot issues, develop training strategies and address technical issues. The survey is open until Dec. 22, 2019. You can access the survey here.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with MBA SRM students Khevyn Gormley, Grant Frey and Micah Hesman

Leslie Harquail

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


You're invited to the Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology building, 208. MBA SRM students Khevyn Gormley, Grant Frey and Micah Hesman will present. Khevyn Gormley Title; Spectator Sports’ Best Friend: An in-depth look at the sports fan and the importance of ‘fan engagement’ in the contemporary marketplace Abstract; The purpose of this presentation will be to explore the concept of sports fandom and the determinants that drive...

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MS Bookings: New Reports Feature

Kris Doucet

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you are using MS Bookings, you will be pleased to know it has recently added a reports feature to give you stats on how often your Booking page is used. The data available to download is limited to 60 days in the past and 60 days in the future which means that reports will need to be run every couple of months to ensure capturing data for the entire year. Instructions on how to access your reports can be found on the MS Bookings Support page.    Category: News and Notices Article...

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Heartbeat! and Ceol's Half a Christmas Concert

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Enjoy the music at Heartbeat! (The Tucker Park Choir) and the Ceilidh Band Ceol's Half a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Saint John Arts Centre. All are welcome. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Katherine Péloquin

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Katherine Péloquin, from Université de Montréal, will deliver a colloquium entitled "Is couple therapy in routine practice effective in reducing relationship distress? True stories (and challenges) from an ongoing effectiveness study in Québec." The colloquium will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in Keirstead Hall's Snodgrass Lounge (K105). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Is couple therapy in routine practice...

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IUC Physics - Entrance Closure at E-9 Vestibule

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Facilities Management, Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that the IUC Physics entrance doors serving vestibule E-9 (opening onto IUC Central Core exterior stairs) is scheduled for replacement on Thursday, Nov. 21. Please use other exits and care for the remainder of the week.  If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Management at 506-453-4889 or fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cynthia Jenkins Email Address: Cindy.Jenkins@unb.ca

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Notice of University Oral Examination

Sylvia Whitaker

Posted: November 20, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Master of Arts university oral exam for Jim Willar will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. in Tilley Hall, T-28, entitled "No Business in the Closet: Investigating the Strategies and Experiences of Gender and Sexual Minority Entrepreneurs."  For additional information, you may email Sylvia Whitaker in the Department of Sociology, sylvia.whitaker@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Sylvia Whitaker Email Address: sylvia.whitaker@unb.ca

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Reminder: Old UNB VPN (Pulse Secure) being shut down on Nov. 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s old Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution - Pulse Secure - is being shut down on Nov. 27, 2019. After this date, the Pulse Secure desktop client, mobile app and web app (accessed via the myUNB Portal) will no longer be available.  For continued VPN access, please download UNB’s new VPN (FortiClient).  What is a VPN? UNB’s Virtual Private Network (or VPN for short) provides faculty, staff and students with secure access to the UNB network over the internet,...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program - Winter Term

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning is once again offering the Diploma in University Teaching Program (DUT) for the winter term, 2020.  Below is the schedule of classes and a brief description of the program.   2020 Winter Term: Jan. 11 – Feb. 22. DUT will be held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 334-1.  Please bring your own lunch.    Saturday, Jan. 11: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18: 9 a.m....

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Lorenzo Reading with Sheree Fitch

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch will read from You Won’t Always Be This Sad on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre. Divided into three parts, like the memorial labyrinth Fitch walks every day, You Won’t Always Be This Sad offers words that will stir the heart, inviting readers on a raw and personal odyssey through excruciating loss, astonishing gratitude, and a return to a different world with new insights, rituals, faith, and hope. Readers,...

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Visual essay of real stories

Julia Bachman

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Human Development Council Saint John will present Subtext - real stories,’  a film about  tiny homes, tent camps and  conventional housing for people experiencing homelessness on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum. Dr. Eric Weissman, a member of the Institute for Urban and Community Studies at UNB,  made this visual essay on a variety of digital media over the last 20 years in several cities.  Much of the...

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Physics Seminar with Stijn De Baerdemacker-FR

Penny Davenport

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Stijn De Baerdemacker, UNBF Chemistry, will discuss, Geminals and seniority scheme in quantum chemistry: when 2  > 1. A large part of chemical intuition on molecular covalent bonding is based on the concept of Lewis electron pairs. The mean-field theory for electron pairs -rather than single electrons- has been pioneered in the 1950s under the name of Geminal...

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Physics Seminar with Eric Hessels

Penny Davenport

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Eric Hessels, York University, will discuss, Testing fundamental physics with table-top precision measurements: The proton size, the fine-structure constant and the electron electric dipole moment. The talk will describe measurements of the size of the proton, the fine-structure constant and the electric dipole moment of the electron. Two recently completed...

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Reminder Payroll Services - Office Closure

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNBF Payroll Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 21 to allow staff to attend a full day training session.  If you need to contact our office, please email payroll@unb.ca or call 506-453-4632 and leave a message. We will respond when our office reopens. The Payroll Office will open regular hours on Friday, Nov. 22.    Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Joanne Hodgson Email Address: Joanne.Hodgson@unb.ca

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Seeking Volunteers

Elaine Perunovic

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We are looking for individuals who 1) have fewer than two years of musical training or are not musically trained and 2) also are not able to speak Mandarin or any other tonal language to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the role of music training in the ability to learn a language. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and a speaking task, which will take approximately 45 minutes. Participants will have a chance to be entered into a draw...

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Public Astronomy Viewing Night

Penny Davenport

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us to end the fall season with a tour of the night sky. We'll be observing through our portable telescopes and also show you how to spot some of the season's best known constellations as we do some naked-eye observing. Feel free to drop by anytime. (Weather permitting!)  The viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 29, from 7 - 8 p.m., in Queen Square Park. For more information, visit here Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Penny Davenport Email Address:...

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Campus Clothing Swap Reminder

UNB Sustainability

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This Thursday and Friday, take part in the first ever Fredericton campus Clothing Swap, where you can exchange your gently used clothing for something new to you! This event is for students, staff and faculty from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College. Experience the joys of shopping without the economic and environmental burdens of fast fashion.   This event will be held in the Student Union Building Ballroom, room...

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End of Term Social

Judith Currie

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for a delicious mug of hot chocolate and cookies on December 3rd and 4th.    All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Please take this time as an opportunity to catch up before the end of term, and holiday break. Fredericton Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., in the Alumni Lounge. Saint John Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge. Students who attend this social will receive an end of term study kit from the...

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Discovering New Worlds with the Saint John String Quartet

Lehanne Knowlton

Posted: November 19, 2019 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Symphony New Brunswick Virtuoso Series continues with another fantastic offering by the Saint John String Quartet. Fresh on the heels of the runaway success of their latest CD and a South American tour, the quartet displays another, even more expansive side of the quartet. Listen to three contrasting works that have the common thread of new insights or new worlds. The natural world, the rural idyllic and the old world are all explored through the classical string quartet. This performance...

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Bridging program to educate nurses expanded

Communications Office

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Government of New Brunswick has reached 10-year funding agreements with the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton to implement bridging programs for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The programs help train LPNs to become registered nurses. “This commitment builds on our announcement in July, which reintroduced the program at the Saint John campus of UNB,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder....

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39th Dineen Memorial Lecture

Heather Jones

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 39th Dineen Memorial Lecture will be held on the Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium, C13, Head Hall and on the Saint John campus on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. The lecturer this year is Dr. David Novog, professor and Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Safety at McMaster University.  The title of Dr. Novog's lecture is "The Grand Energy Challenge:  An uncertain future and how nuclear energy can give...

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UNB’s fourth annual Data Visualization Competition to focus on sustainable development

Jessica Mann

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) will host the fourth annual Data Visualization Competition on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Wu Conference Centre. This year’s competition will see participants from across Atlantic Canada use their analytical skills and imagination to create visual presentations and infographics based on open data sets relating to sustainable development. “This year we have participants presenting on...

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Upcoming session for Mawoluhkhotipon Ally and Safe Space Program - Nov 23

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: November 18, 2019 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 Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan to affirm, welcome and support Indigenous peoples who work,...

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QUEST-SJ: Qualitative Health Research Collaborate in Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All are invited to the 3rd annual QUEST-SJ Jingle Mingle on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Britt's Rockwood (1255 Sandy Point Rd) at 3 p.m. (networking begins) and 5 p.m. (dinner; at member's expense).   This is an afternoon to share qualitative health research experiences, research interests and ideas. Save the Date! Ballots will be entered for current members who bring a new attendee. Please RSVP to quest-sj@unb.ca by November 20, 2019. QUEST-SJ is a group of dedicated healthcare and...

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CETL Hosts Celebrating Teaching Excellence Event

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CETL invites you to join staff for the annual UNBF Teaching Excellence awards reception on Friday, Nov. 22, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the President's Lounge of the Alumni Building. Come, relax and reconnect with your colleagues. Snacks are provided and a cash bar will be available as well. We look forward to seeing you. We will be recognizing the following 2019 award recipients: University Awards: Martin Wielemaker, Management - AAU Distinguished Teaching Award Monique Mallet-Boucher, Nursing...

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Public Panel on The Art of Leading - from theory to practice

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Whether you are a student, a manager or someone who appreciates the art of leading, join us for our panel on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., in the Long Hall at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Based on their experiences, Michael Tsamaz (BBA ’84), Chairman and CEO of OTE Group, and Patrick Bruning, Associate Professor of Management at UNB, will share their perspectives on how the qualities of an engaged leader are shaped and developed. Fourth year BBA student Holly Ayles will...

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UNB assistant professor to showcase video essay on creative housing solutions

Dr. Eric Weissman

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A video essay by University of New Brunswick assistant professor of sociology, Dr. Eric Weissman, will be screened at Saint John’s New Brunswick Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7 - 9 p.m.  “Subtext – Real Stories” will be shown as part of the national housing day event “Creative Housing Solutions,” organized by the Saint John Human Development Council. Dr. Weissman, a member of the Institute for Urban and Community Studies at UNB, created his visual...

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Town Hall Reminder - Learn about upcoming changes to UNB telephones and voicemail

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to attend a town hall for important updates on coming changes to UNB’s telephone services and voicemail.  We hope you’ll join us:  Fredericton:   Tuesday, Nov. 19  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   MacLaggan Hall, 105  Saint John: Thursday, Nov. 21   10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Hazen Hall, 239  No RSVP necessary – all faculty and staff are welcome.  Learn more  Please visit our...

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MusicUNB Concert - Classics Plus

Yunjia Dai

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:24:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert – Classics Plus will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Hailed by the International Record Review as “rapturous and glowing,” Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski makes his MusicUNB debut showcasing the work of great classical composers. His music features an ongoing dedication to the works of exiled Jewish composers and lesser-known Black composers (such as Zenobia Powell Perry). He is truly an “inspirational and devoted...

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Surplus Furniture available

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Financial Services Office on the Fredericton campus has the following items available to any department who may be interested in furniture for UNB use on campus:  There are still a couple of sets of three-piece light oak grain desks available, with separate corner piece and two side pieces, upper shelf on one side, matching three drawer cabinet Please contact m.keats-gilbert@unb.ca by Wednesday at 3 p.m. for further details. Arrangements would need to be made (with FM or other) to...

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SUB Cafeteria Early Closure Nov. 20 and 21, 2019

Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan

Posted: November 18, 2019 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Computer Science Awards Banquet will be taking place in the SUB Cafeteria.  As a result, the entire cafeteria will be closing at 1 p.m.  Tim Hortons will remain open until 3 p.m. (take out only). On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Business Awards Banquet will be taking place in the SUB Cafeteria.  As a result, the entire cafeteria will be closing at 1 p.m. Tim Hortons will remain open until 3 p.m. (take out only).     Category: News and...

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New IT Service Catalog now available

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 15, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s IT Service Catalog recently got a facelift.   Visit the new catalog for:  More up-to-date content  Enhanced search features and navigation  A more modern look and feel  Improved view on mobile devices  And more  What is an IT Service Catalog?  The catalog provides an overview of all the IT services offered at UNB, regardless of which faculty or department delivers the service. Visit the catalog to:  Browse IT service by category...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: November 15, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Lorenzo Music Series Presentation

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 15, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Members of the Saint John String Quartet will perform Dvorak String Quartet in F Major Op. 96 on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge. Admission is free and all are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy the performance. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: November 15, 2019 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Working Group will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) from November 18-24 at UNB Fredericton.   Enjoy the opportunity to navigate the start-up process and network with Fredericton’s entrepreneurship community through interactive workshops, speaker series and competitions including the Data Visualization Competition and UNB IP Hackathon. The speaker series will feature: • Rory Bray, Security Architect, IBM...

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Have a high schooler interested in UNBSJ?

Ben Silcox

Posted: November 15, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Discover UNB event will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Ganong Hall on the Saint John campus. One of the great advantages of working at UNB is that your son or daughter is entitled to half-price tuition on either campus. We would like to remind everyone that all staff are welcome to bring their children to this, or any recruitment event – they are a great way to look into options for the future together. At our DiscoverUNB series of events you can speak to a...

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Reduced Hours at Card Office

UNB Card Office

Posted: November 15, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For the remainder of the fall term, the UNB Card Office located in the SUB will be operating on reduced hours to accommodate staff requirements. The Card Office will be closed on the following days: November 18 (Monday) November 22 (Friday) November 27 (Wednesday) November 29 (Friday) December 4 (Wednesday) December 6 (Friday) December 20 (Friday) December 23 (Monday) If you need immediate assistance on a day the office is closed, please email ucard@unb.ca; this email will continue to be...

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Changes to UNB voicemail on November 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Nov. 27, ITS must make important updates to UNB voicemail services. These changes are temporary until UNB’s new telephone services are fully in place this winter.  Faculty and staff - What do you need to do? On Wednesday, Nov. 27, once the updates are complete, those with voicemail will receive an email with a temporary voicemail pin.  Use this temporary pin to set your new voicemail pin (you can reuse your current pin) and greeting message. You will be...

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Lorenzo Reading with Sheree Fitch

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch will read from You Won’t Always Be This Sad on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre. Divided into three parts, like the memorial labyrinth Fitch walks every day, You Won’t Always Be This Sad offers words that will stir the heart, inviting readers on a raw and personal odyssey through excruciating loss, astonishing gratitude, and a return to a different world with new insights, rituals, faith, and hope. Readers,...

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New Brunswick Innovation Ecosystem Map Launch on November 19

Communications Office

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB faculty and staff are invited to the launch of the New Brunswick Innovation Ecosystem Map on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Planet Hatch, 50 Crowther Lane, Fredericton.  Innovation is essential to the growth of the economies of today and tomorrow. Who are the drivers of innovation in New Brunswick, and how does this compare to the rest of the country? Answering these questions will help our province secure a more prosperous future. This event will...

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UNB Fredericton Payroll Office Closure for Training on November 21

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please note the UNBF Payroll Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 21 to allow staff to attend a full-day training session.  If you need to contact the office, please email payroll@unb.ca or call 506-453-4632 and leave a message. We will respond when our office reopens. The Payroll Office will open its regular hours on Friday, Nov. 22.    Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Joanne Hodgson Email Address: Joanne.Hodgson@unb.ca

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Leadership Panel

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Whether you are a student, a manager or someone who appreciates the art of leading, join us for our leadership panel on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, Long Hall. Based on their experience and research, Michael Tsamaz (BBA ’84), Chairman and CEO of OTE Group, the largest technology organization in Greece, and Patrick Bruning, Associate Professor of Management at UNB, will share their perspectives on how the qualities of an engaged leader are...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is November 18 - 24 at UNB Fredericton

Susan Oliver

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Entrepreneurship Working Group is excited to bring the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebration to campus. GEW is an annual event with more than 165 countries participating each year. Join us November 18 - 24, 2019 on the Fredericton campus by participating in a wide variety of events, sessions and competitions related to entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, social entrepreneurship and more. UNB groups participating in GEW: Career Development and Employment Centre, CS...

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Book your Christmas Party at the Wu Conference Centre

Kaitlyn Cats

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:17:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The dates of December 16 and 17 (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) are available for booking at the Wu Conference Centre. Holiday Luncheon package includes: - Shared Holiday Buffet - Private Room - Holiday décor throughout the building - Holiday activities throughout the building - Holiday music throughout the building $21.99/ per person + applicable taxes Contact wu@unb.ca for more information Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kaitlyn Cats Email Address: wu@unb.ca

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Available for sale: four winter tires from UNB-leased vehicle

Kristel Desjardins

Posted: November 14, 2019 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering has four studded winter tires (size 225-65 R17) for sale (Blacklion W506 Ice Pioneer studdable winter tires).  Tires were purchased and installed November 30, 2018 and removed early March 2019.  If a department has a UNB-owned/leased vehicle that could use these tires, please contact Kristel Desjardins at ext. 7092 or kristel@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kristel Desjardins Email Address:...

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Lorenzo Reading with Natalie Morrill

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Writer Natalie Morrill will read from The Ghost Keeper on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, 91 Leinster Street. Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. The Ghost Keeper is a story about the terrible choices we make to survive and the powerful connections to communities and friends that...

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Presentations for Nikanahpat Director Mi Kmaq Wolastoqey Centre

Wendy Jones

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Education and the Mi'Kmaq Wolastoqey Centre would like to invite you to attend presentations for the Nikanahpat Director.  Candidate Natasha Simon will present on Wednesday, Nov. 20, followed by Christopher Thomas George on Thursday, Nov. 21.  Presentations will take place from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 356. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Wendy Jones Email Address: wjones@unb.ca

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Calling all alumni - win an Apple Watch

Jenna Kennedy

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For a chance to win an Apple Watch, complete our alumni engagement survey! We are reaching out to you, as a member of our global alumni population, to learn more about your experience as a student and how that has impacted your relationship with UNB as an alumnus/alumna. The Associated Alumni values your opinions and wants your input so we can provide you with meaningful, impactful experiences through our programs and services. We are asking all of our alumni to complete the Alumni Engagement...

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CETL Hosts Celebrating Teaching Excellence Event - Friday, November 22

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CETL invites you to join staff for the annual UNBF Teaching Excellence awards reception on Friday, Nov. 22, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the President's Lounge of the Alumni Building. Come, relax and reconnect with your colleagues. Snacks are provided and a cash bar will be available as well. We look forward to seeing you. We will be recognizing the following 2019 award recipients: University Awards: Martin Wielemaker, Management - AAU Distinguished Teaching Award Monique Mallet-Boucher, Nursing...

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'Holiday Host' an international student this December

Jason MacFarlane

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This December, UNB faculty and staff are invited to once again be part of the UNB International Student Advisor's Office's Holiday Host program!  This program - a commitment of only an hour or two - provides international students who can't return to their home country during the holidays (roughly December 23rd to January 2nd) an opportunity to connect with a local UNB host or host family for an activity* during that time...

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Exhibition: 30th Anniversary - Fall of the Wall and Peaceful Revolution in Germany

Jennifer Bishop

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall and the Peaceful Revolution in Germany on November 9, 1989 the Department of Culture and Media Studies proudly presents an exhibition to commemorate this historic event.  ‘The Wall. A Border Through Germany’ is an exhibition on the history of the GDR’s border regime along the Berlin Wall and the inner-German border. The exhibition was produced and published by the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 13, 2019 10:20:00 AM AST

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 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations...

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Mourning the passing of faculty member Dr. Krista Wilkins

Communications Office

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dear members of the UNB community, It is with deep sadness that I share news of the passing of Dr. Krista Wilkins, associate dean and associate professor in the faculty of nursing on the Fredericton campus. Krista passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the age of 44.  Please join me in offering sincerest condolences to Krista’s family, friends, colleagues and students. Originally from Saint John, NB, Krista had a BSc Hons. (1997) and a BScN (2002) from Dalhousie University. She also...

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Inaugural issue of the President's Newsletter

UNB Communications

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The inaugural issue of the President’s Newsletter is now available. This installment features our community’s recent successes in research and beyond, Homecoming, Oktoberfest, Orange Shirt Day, and much more. You can access the newsletter here. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Project Update Town Hall: Changes to UNB Telephone Services

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to attend a town hall for important updates on coming changes to UNB’s telephone services and voicemail. We hope you’ll join us: Fredericton:  Tuesday, Nov. 19 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  MacLaggan Hall, 105 Saint John:  Thursday, Nov. 21  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Hazen Hall, 239 No RSVP necessary – all faculty and staff are welcome. Learn more Please visit our website for more information on UNB’s new...

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New IT Service Catalog available Nov. 15

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Nov. 15, the UNB IT Service Catalog is getting a facelift featuring: More up-to-date content Enhanced search features and navigation A more modern look and feel Improved view on mobile devices And more What is an IT Service Catalog? The catalog provides an overview of all the IT services offered at UNB, regardless of which faculty or department delivers the service.  Visit the catalog to: Browse IT service by category or keywords Search for details on specific...

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UNBSJ Research Colloquium in Economics and Human Research Management

UNB Communications

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John will be holding a research colloquium in the areas of economics and human resource management on Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:45 a.m. in the Hans W. Klohn Commons, room G16. Session 1:  10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dr. Barry Watson, associate professor of economics, will present Mind the Gap: A Decomposition of Earnings & Vulnerability among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians.  He will examine the disparities in well-being, the annual earnings gap and the job security gap...

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Still time to register for the 32nd Annual Business Awards Dinner

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


You still have time to register for the 32nd Annual Business Awards Dinner. Join your colleagues with the Faculty of Management to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, alumni and supporters.  Taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, we will recognize two alumni with Certificates of Achievement: Anne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, (BBA ’83) President and CEO of CPA Atlantic School of Business  and Michael Tsamaz (BBA ’84) Chair and CEO of the Hellenic...

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MusicUNB - Contemporary Music Festival

Yunjia Dai

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival will be held November 14 - 18 in Memorial Hall. MusicUNB’s Musician-in-Residence, Nadia Francavilla, presents a new three-concert Contemporary Music Festival during November 14-18, spotlighting Canadian female composers and performers. Nadia Francavilla, violinist, is a specialist in contemporary musical idioms and women composers in particular. Francavilla’s passion as Resident Musician of University of New Brunswick Centre for Musical...

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RBC UNBeatable Ideas Competition ends in three days!

Olubukola Adejoke Abiola

Posted: November 12, 2019 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Entrepreneurship starts with an idea, and yours could be the next big venture! We want to hear your ideas and give them a chance to win! The Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) Program at the J. Herbert Smith Centre is holding a university-wide pitch competition. All full-time students, graduate or undergraduate, from both campuses, across all faculties are invited to enter by preparing a one-minute video pitching their idea via YouTube, and submitting the link within the...

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Colleague back online

Project FOCUS

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:51:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All UNB systems have been restored following the Colleaque maintenance shutdown over the weekend. All services impacted by the outage are now available.      Thank you for your co-operation.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Project FOCUS Email Address: project-focus@unb.ca

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GL Object Code Listing and Changes

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As part of FOCUS Financials and the recent maintenance performed on the general ledger, the UNB chart of accounts has undergone major changes.   In a continued effort to improve financial reporting at the university, many commonly used object codes have been closed, renamed or moved.  An updated object code list, along with a summary of changes, can be found on the Financial Services website under the "Important" highlighted section.  To provide easier access to the most...

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Fall break writing retreat

David Ross

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:49:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A faculty writing retreat will be held for the first time over the Reading Week on the Saint John campus. Faculty are welcome to use the Keith and Elizabeth Chapman Grand Reading Room in the Hans W. Klohn Commons from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 12 - 15, for one hour, a few hours or the entire week. Refreshments – generously provided by the Vice-President Research office – will be served around 10 a.m. every day during the week. Category: News and...

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Information sessions: Teladoc and Employee Family Assistance Program

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors) and EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with representatives from both the Teladoc and EFAP programs. These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the...

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39th Dineen Memorial Lecture

Heather Jones

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 39th Dineen Memorial Lecture will be held on the Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium C13, Head Hall and on the Saint John campus on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. The lecturer this year is Dr. David Novog, professor and Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Safety at McMaster University. The title of Dr. Novog's lecture is "The Grand Energy Challenge: An uncertain future and how nuclear energy can give us...

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2019-2020 Winter Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Jessica Bourque

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Work-Study Program is now accepting online proposals from individuals, faculties, and departments looking to hire students for the 2020 winter term.     This program makes an important contribution to student retention at UNB and allows students in demonstrated financial need to “learn and earn” with part-time, on-campus employment opportunities. The program provides 70% of the funding needed to hire an eligible student during the winter term. Eligible students work...

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UNB’s Co-Curricular Program

Jacob White

Posted: November 11, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Co-Curricular Program will keep track of all of the extra-curricular activities you’ve done during your time at UNB and build you a portfolio that can be used towards a resume, grad schools, and more! What is the Co-Curricular Program? The Co-Curricular Program (CCP) is based around six themes: Career Development, Global & Cultural Awareness, Personal Development, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Civic/Social Responsibility and Proudly UNB. The program is self-paced and can be...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: November 8, 2019 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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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UNB Remembers 2019

UNB Communications

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The university's seventh annual UNB Remembers ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium (Fredericton) and Hazen Hall 225 (Saint John). UNB Remembers is a time for our community to come together and reflect on the toll of war on our students, alumni, faculty and staff. This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of UNB alumni Charles E. Kingdon Jones (’12) and Donald W. Moffett (’42) who lost their lives in the...

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Faculty of Business Research Colloquium

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Faculty of Business will hold a Research Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in Hans W. Klohn Commons G16 (BMO room). Session 1 (10:45 – 11:30 a.m.) Mind the Gap: A Decomposition of Earnings & Vulnerability among Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians Presenter: Dr. Barry Watson, Associate Professor, Economics, Faculty of Business  Session 2 (11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) The Role of CSR Expectation Violations on Employee...

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Project Update Town Hall: Changes to UNB Telephone Services

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to attend a town hall for important updates on coming changes to UNB’s telephone services and voicemail. We hope you’ll join us: Fredericton:  Tuesday, Nov. 19 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  MacLaggan Hall, room 105 Saint John:  Thursday, Nov. 21  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Hazen Hall, room 239 No RSVP necessary – all faculty and staff are welcome. Learn more Please visit our website for more information on UNB’s new...

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Upcoming session for Mawoluhkhotipon Ally and Safe Space Program

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:42:00 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 Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan to affirm, welcome and support Indigenous peoples who work,...

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Extra furniture available

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Financial Services Office on the Fredericton campus has the following items available to any department who may be interested in furniture for UNB use on campus:  Sets of 3-piece light oak grain desks which includes a separate corner piece and two side pieces, upper shelf on one side, matching 3-drawer cabinet 3 Cubicle walls – light grey Please contact m.keats-gilbert@unb.ca before Friday, Nov. 15 for pictures or further details. Arrangements would need to be made...

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Lorenzo Reading with Natalie Morrill

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 7, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Writer Natalie Morrill will read from The Ghost Keeper on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, 91 Leinster Street. Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. The Ghost Keeper is a story about the terrible choices we make to survive and the powerful connections to communities and friends that...

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Have a son or daughter interested in UNB?

Ben Silcox

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


There is a Discover UNB event coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Fredericton Delta at 7 p.m. One of the great advantages of working at UNB is that your son or daughter is entitled to half-price tuition on either campus. We would like to remind that all staff are welcome to bring their children to this, or any recruitment event – they are a great way to look into options for the future together. At our DiscoverUNB series of events you can speak to a recruiter in-person,...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with MBA SRM students

Leslie Harquail

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


You're invited to the Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium on Friday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology building, 208. MBA SRM students Dylan Beck, Gregory Brown and Thomas Bobyn will present "The Rise of Sports Gambling and Its Future in Sport." Betting on sports has existed for centuries – however the 21st century has presented new opportunities, challenges, and legislation for the industry which has grown into a marketplace with multi-billion-dollar revenues annually. This...

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Faculty & Staff Get Fit Week at URec

Colin Bowley

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness , News and Notices


URec is inviting all UNBF faculty and staff to “Get Fit”  and enjoy a complimentary one-week membership at the CURRIE CENTER & SMA Pool, from Nov. 12-19. Faculty/Staff Get Fit Week Promotions: 15% discount on 4-month & annual memberships* Free trial week for UNBF faculty and staff (Valid UNB ID Card required) Free drop-in on any group fitness class and open lap swim time Free strength centre orientations Personal training starter package giveaway URec swag giveaways...

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UNB Student Union Welcome Center

Karen Miner

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Student Union Welcome Center will be closed Nov. 11 - 15, and will re-open for regular hours on Monday, Nov. 18. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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CUPE 3339 Children's Christmas Party

Kim Booker

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It’s coming! CUPE 3339 Elves are everywhere, secretly preparing for the annual Children’s Christmas Party! The party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in the Hans W. Klohn Commons from 10 a.m. until noon.    The invitation is open to children and grandchildren (0-12 years) of staff and faculty from UNB Saint John. Registration forms are available from Administrative Assistants and should be sent to Kim Booker in Irving Hall Room 221 once...

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Silver Wave Film Festival at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: November 6, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Many UNB students and alumni will be featured in Silver Wave Film Festival as writers, directors, producers and film crew. Silver Wave Film Festival screenings will take place at various venues throughout Fredericton including UNB.  For more information on the film festival and screenings at UNB, please visit the UNB Newsroom.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Colleague maintenance: Some services unavailable Nov. 9-11

Project FOCUS

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Maintenance work will be done on the General Ledger over the upcoming long weekend (Nov. 9 - 11, 2019) which requires Colleague to be shutdown.  During the shutdown, some services will be impacted:  Students will not be able to view marks, student account balances, etc. Students will not be able to make course changes   Employees will not be able to view, enter or approve timesheets  Financial account balances, online payroll advices, vacation balances,...

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Cybersecurity Alert - Google Chrome Zero Day Exploit

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:49:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you use Google Chrome on your computer or mobile device? World-wide security vulnerabilities have recently been discovered in Chrome that could put your devices at risk. To protect your devices and data, please make sure your Chrome browser is up to date with the latest security patches. To do this: Mac/Windows: Within Chrome, click the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner of the window. Click ‘Update Google Chrome’. If you don’t see this option, your browser...

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New residence ground breaking event

Denise Ryder

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join us for the ground breaking event for a new residence at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The new 40,000-sq.ft building will have104 beds in adjoining rooms and is the first geothermal heated and cooled residence at UNB.  The event will take place next to the Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence, UNB Saint John campus, 100 Tucker Park Rd., Saint John. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to denise.ryder@unb.ca by...

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November ISAO Lunch and Learn - Thursday, Nov. 7

Jason MacFarlane

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Each month (always the first Thursday) the International Student Advisor's Office holds a Lunch and Learn in the Student Union Building, room 103. Staff and faculty are welcome to drop-in between 12 noon and 1 p.m. to discuss issues pertaining to international students on campus, usually organized around a theme.  This month's Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, and the topic of discussion will...

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Fredericton Campus Clothing Swap

UNB Sustainability

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Come take part in the first ever Fredericton Campus Clothing Swap, where you can exchange your gently used clothing for something new to you! This event is for students, staff and faculty from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College. Experience the joys of shopping without the economic and environmental burdens of fast fashion.   This event will be held in the Student Union Building Ballroom, room 203, on...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 18-24 at UNB Fredericton

Susan Oliver

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Entrepreneurship Working Group is excited to bring the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebration to campus. GEW is an annual event with more than 165 countries participating each year. Join us Nov. 18-24, 2019, on the Fredericton campus by participating in a wide variety of events, sessions, and competitions related to entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, social entrepreneurship, and more. UNB groups participating in GEW include: Career Development and Employment...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 5, 2019 10:43:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you know an excellent teacher? If so, nominate them 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they...

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Flu Shot Clinic at UNB Fredericton

Monica Longphee

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:49:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Don't forget to get your flu shot. Influenza virus or “the flu” is a common upper respiratory infection. It often starts with a headache, body aches, chills, and a cough or sore throat. You may also develop a fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, runny nose, and sneezing. The flu can lead to missed time from school or work. It is very contagious, but also preventable.  Come join third-year nursing students in partnership with the UNB Student Health Center at one of the...

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IBEC Speaker Series - Betty Blanchard

Darla Anne Anderson

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


IBEC’s next Speaker Series is Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 12 p.m. Enjoy a free lunch and join us in Tilley Hall room 303 as Betty discusses how her business plan developed over time. Betty Blanchard is the owner of My Closet Consignment Inc. At the age of 53 Betty decided after her long career in hospitality sales and marketing to leave that industry and open her own consignment store. In September 2017, she and her husband Rob open their doors to record-breaking crowds. As...

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Physics seminar: STEVE - A new type of upper atmospheric emission and unusual magnetosphere-ionosphere processes

Penny Davenport

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB physics department will host a seminar by Toshi Nishimura, Boston University, on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. on "STEVE: A new type of upper atmospheric emission and unusual magnetosphere-ionosphere processes." Join us in IUC Physics/Admin Bldg, Room 204. “STEVE (strong thermal emission velocity enhancement) was recently discovered as a new type of optical emission in the Earth's upper atmosphere equatorward of the auroral oval. STEVE has become...

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Flu Shot Clinic at UNB Saint John

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The last free Flu Shot Clinic for students, faculty and staff will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., in the Student Health Centre. Bring your Immunization Card and Medicare/Provincial Health Card. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Allen Email Address: Jackie.Allen@unb.ca

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UNBSJ Bookstore sale

Charlene Parfitt

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us at the UNBSJ Bookstore for the Stock Up and Bundle Up sale! This sale is three days only - Tuesday Nov. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 14. Get 25% off assorted clothing, frames, and drinkware. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Monday to Friday. The Bookstore will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, due to Remembrance Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 8:30 a.m.    Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Charlene Parfitt Email...

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2019-2020 Winter Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Jessica Bourque

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Work-Study Program is now accepting online proposals from individuals, faculties, and departments looking to hire students for the 2020 winter term.     This program makes an important contribution to student retention at UNB and allows students in demonstrated financial need to “learn and earn” with part-time, on-campus employment opportunities. The program provides 70% of the funding needed to hire an eligible student during the winter term. Eligible students work...

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UNB Fredericton signs accreditations with CPHR NB

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: November 4, 2019 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The faculty of management has formalized an agreement with CPHR New Brunswick to provide accreditation of the bachelor of business administration with a major in human resources management and the certificate in applied human resources management programs. As a result of this agreement, graduates of the UNB Fredericton BBA with a major in Human Resources and graduates of the Certificate in Applied Human Resources Management will be conditionally eligible to waive writing the National...

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Reminder: WebTimeEntry cutoff date Nov. 15, 2019 pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Remembrance Day 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 Nov. 15, 2019. Employee WebTimeEntry Cut-Off - Employees using WebTimeEntry timesheets must have all hours entered, electronically signed and submitted to their supervisor for approval by midnight, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through...

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Reminder: UNB-owned Windows 7 computers will be removed from the UNB network as of Dec. 1

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Support for Windows 7 at UNB is ending on Dec. 1, 2019. You must have your computer updated to Windows 10 before this date to continue to access the UNB network.  For guidance on how to update your computer, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk as soon as possible. Note: It’s important that you back up your files before your computer is updated. Why is this necessary? Microsoft announced security updates will not be provided for computers running Windows...

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Information sessions: Teladoc and Employee Family Assistance Program

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors) and EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with representatives from both the Teladoc and EFAP programs.  These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following...

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Lorenzo Reading with Rebecca Fisseha

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Writer Rebecca Fisseha will read from Daughters of Silence on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano fills the skies. Flights are grounded throughout Europe. Dessie, a cosmopolitan flight attendant from Canada, finds herself stranded in Addis Ababa — her birth place. Grieving her mother's recent death, Dessie heads to see her grandfather, the Shaleqa — compelled as much by duty as her own will. But Dessie's...

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Public lecture on Cyber Warfare and the State of the Information Age

Communications Office

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You are invited to a public lecture on Cyber Warfare & the State of the Information Age by Dr. David Fahrenkrug on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Philip W. Oland Hall, Room 104. This presentation will address the changes in conflict brought about by the growing use of computers, networks and communication technologies and is applicable to everyone. Specifically, Dr. Fahrenkrug will offer a framework for understanding cyber power to explain how the information age is changing the way we...

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Encouraging the Hesitant Student and What Do You Need to Help You Teach

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. David Creelman, 3M National Teaching Fellow and English professor at UNB Saint John, will speak about Encouraging the Hesitant Student and What Do You Need to Help You Teach on Nov. 8, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Oland Hall Room 104. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Patricia Chisholm Email Address: pchishol@unb.ca

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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New work-in-progress by Samaqani Cocahq/Natalie Sappier, UNB Art Centre Artist-in-Residence

Lori Quick

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to witness the first public sharing of Wolastaqiyik Indigenous Artist Samaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier) new work-in-progress entitled MAW in Memorial Hall’s auditorium on Nov. 7, 2019, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. This will be presented in collaboration with movement director Possesom Paul. An artist talk will follow the performance.  MAW is a compilation of stories inspired by family, community and ancestral landscapes. MAW is a two-spirit being who...

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Asset Disposal - 1999 Ford F150

Laurie D. Nason

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Asset disposal of 1999 Ford F150. Odometer:  220,000 kms. Color: Black. The vehicle is being sold as is, where is, in current non-running condition. Vehicle was running fine, but suffered a serpentine belt failure (due to seized belt pulley bearing) and lost power to the battery. Battery was old and failed, and was not replaced. Vehicle is mechanically sound but would require various repairs and maintenance from sitting unused. Rear driver-side window was...

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2019-2020 Winter Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Jessica Bourque

Posted: November 1, 2019 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Work-Study Program is now accepting online proposals from individuals, faculties, and departments looking to hire students for the 2020 winter term.     This program makes an important contribution to student retention at UNB and allows students in demonstrated financial need to “learn and earn” with part-time, on-campus employment opportunities. The program provides 70% of the funding needed to hire an eligible student during the winter term. Eligible students work...

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32nd Annual Business Awards Dinner

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: October 31, 2019 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join your colleagues with the Faculty of Management to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and alumni at the 32nd Annual Business Awards Dinner. Taking place on November 21, we will recognize two alumni with Certificates of Achievement: Anne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, (BBA ’83) President and CEO of CPA Atlantic School of Business  and Michael Tsamaz (BBA ’84) Chair and CEO of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) We will also recognize CPA...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Nov. 18-24

Susan Oliver

Posted: October 31, 2019 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Entrepreneurship Working Group is excited to bring the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebration to campus. GEW is an annual event with more than 165 countries participating each year. Join us Nov. 18-24 on the Fredericton campus by participating in a wide variety of events, sessions, and competitions related to entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, social entrepreneurship, and more. UNB groups participating in GEW include: Career Development and Employment Centre,...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program - Winter Term

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 31, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning is once again offering the Diploma in University Teaching Program (DUT) for the winter term, 2020.  Below is the schedule of classes and a brief description of the program.   2020 Winter Term: Jan. 11 – Feb. 22. DUT will be held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 334-1.  Please bring your own lunch.    Saturday, Jan. 11: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday,...

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Career Talks’ networking event for students-FR and SJ

Natasha Rego

Posted: October 31, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


All current students are invited to join UNB alumni for an evening of advice and knowledge as the Alumni Office hosts its ‘Career Talks’ events on both campuses. We appreciate the support of faculty and staff to help spread the word within departments/classes and to encourage students to attend this incredibly valuable event. Following a speed networking format, students will sit in groups and will receive invaluable tips and advice from UNB alumni on four professional...

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eServices and other internal UNB sites to be updated

Heather Campbell

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Over the next 16 months eServices, WebAdvisor, InsideUNB, and the myUNB Portal will be updated or replaced to improve functionality, accessibility, and design.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Heather Campbell Email Address: hcampbel@unb.ca

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Lorenzo Reading with Lauren B. Davis

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square. The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired...

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MRI Centre at UNB celebrates 25 years

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The MRI Research Centre at UNB Fredericton recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Known as one of the largest material science MRI laboratories in the world, UNBF’s MRI Research Centre is the leading university-based laboratory of its type in North America. The centre is led by Dr. Bruce Balcom, professor and Canada Research Chair in UNB Fredericton’s faculty of science, in collaboration with Drs. Igor Mastikhin and Ben Newling, professors from UNB Fredericton’s...

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Financial Services Annual Halloween Bake Sale in Support of United Way

Linda Maher

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Thursday, Oct. 31, Financial Services, on the Fredericton campus, will once again be hosting its annual Halloween Bake sale in support of the United Way.  Come and support a great cause while getting lots of yummy goodies for you!  There will be fudge, cookies, nuts n bolts and homemade bread just to name a few items! The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Linda Maher Email Address:...

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UNB students help uncover Maine’s oldest known canoe

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students from the University of New Brunswick recently helped uncover Maine’s oldest known canoe. The students were participating in an archaeology field school in Biddeford, Maine. The field school is led by Dr. Gabriel Hrynick, a faculty member in the department of anthropology at the UNB Fredericton, and Dr. Arthur Anderson, a University of New England faculty member and UNB honorary research associate, also in the department of anthropology. The canoe was first identified by...

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Release Your Inner Artist with Pottery Basics

Alison Howells

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Experience the joy of creating with Leisure Learning's "Pottery Basics," Thursday evenings starting November 7. With professional potter Emily Vesey as your guide, get hands-on experience in this five-week beginner’s pottery class. You’ll focus on the initial stages of making pottery: making, decorating, glazing and firing. You’ll also experience hand-building techniques and sculptural work in clay, be introduced to a variety of glazes and the glazing process,...

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UNB Travel Study Program in Paris 2020 Information Session

Natalie Fournier

Posted: October 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This message is bilingual.         Une séance d’information sur le très populaire programme Voyage d’études à Paris de l’UNB (du 3 au 23 mai 2020) aura lieu le mardi 5 novembre à 16h00 au Tilley 239.         Venez découvrir ce programme exceptionnel qui offre aux étudiants l'occasion de vivre et d’étudier à Paris, tout en suivant deux cours : - en...

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New UNB Virtual Private Network (VPN) now available

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 29, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s new Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution – FortiClient – is now available to faculty, staff and students to download on UNB-owned and personal devices. Download the new VPN now.    What is a VPN? UNB’s VPN provides faculty, staff and students with secure access to the UNB network over the internet, so you can access secure UNB IT services and files even when you’re not on campus.   Why should I use UNB’s VPN? It’s secure...

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2020 Proudly UNB Award nominations closing

Jenna Kennedy

Posted: October 29, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Time is running out to submit a nomination for the 2020 Proudly UNB Awards, deadline is November 2, 2019. UNB has more than 90,000 alumni around the world, many of whom have achieved great success through their professional and charitable pursuits. Proudly UNB is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes the success of our alumni. We’d like your help to find UNB alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to UNB, their local community, their country, and beyond. Recipients will be...

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Bring Your Child to Work Day

Emma Foster

Posted: October 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


All UNB faculty and staff who bring their child(ren) to work on Wednesday, Nov. 6 as part of "Bring Your Child to Work Day" for students in Grade 9, are invited for a campus tour and lunch, compliments of the office of Student Recruitment!  Fredericton- Participants will meet in the lobby of Sir Howard Douglas Hall (Old Arts Building) AT 11:30 a.m. The campus tour will take place from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m., followed by a buffet lunch at McConnell Hall. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 1 to Emma...

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Physics Seminar - Is Artificial Neural Network A Silver Bullet for Exponential Analysis?

Penny Davenport

Posted: October 29, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Dan Xiao, University of Windsor, will discuss, "Is Artificial Neural Network A Silver Bullet for Exponential Analysis?" “Exponential analysis is required in numerous areas of physics, such as fluorescence decay analysis, semiconductor deep level transient spectroscopy, radioactive decays, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). However, it is...

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Lorenzo Reading with Richard Kemick

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Author Richard Kelly Kemick will read from I am Herod on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square. On a whim, armchair-atheist Richard Kelly Kemick joins the 100-plus cast of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, North America's largest production of its kind and one of the main tourist attractions in Alberta. By the time closing night is over, Kemick has a story to tell. From the controversial choice of casting to the bizarre life in rehearsal,...

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New work-in-progress by Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier, UNB Art Centre Artist-in-Residence

Lori Quick

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to witness the first public sharing of Wolastaqiyik Indigenous Artist Samaqani Cocahq’s (Natalie Sappier) new work-in-progress entitled MAW in Memorial Hall’s auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 - 8 pm.  This will be presented in collaboration with movement director Possesom Paul. An artist talk will follow the performance.  MAW is a compilation of stories inspired by family, community and ancestral landscapes. MAW is a two-spirit...

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Dia De Los Muertos / Mexican Day of the Dead

Jennifer Bishop

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Culture & Media Studies, on the Fredericton campus, invites you to learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. There will be presentations and traditional snacks provided on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., and the altar will be available for viewing from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7 in Carleton 332. This year’s altar will be collective so anyone can bring a photo or write the name of a loved one who is in the spirit world. For more information,...

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Flu Shot Clinics at UNB Saint John

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Free Flu Shot Clinics will be held on the Saint John campus, in the Student Health Centre on the following dates: Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your Immunization Card and Medicare/Provincial Health Card The clinic is for students, faculty and staff. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Allen Email Address: Jackie.Allen@unb.ca

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MusicUNB Concert - Shake, Rattle, Bow

Yunjia Dai

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert – Shake, Rattle, Bow - will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Beverley Johnston and Marc Djokic create an energetic experience you’ll never forget. Combining violin with FX pedals, marimba, vibraphone, hand drums and sometimes a musical saw, the duo display their virtuosity with a down-to-earth approach. This performance will embrace tonal and melodic contemporary compositions, creating a riveting visual and aural...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open

Victoria Sparkes

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you know students who live by the motto Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone, encourage them to apply for a Sir Howard Douglas Award. Can I apply? If students are involved in extracurricular or co-curricular activities, are in Year 3 or higher of an undergraduate degree program and have achieved Dean's List status in the previous year, they could be one of the 2020 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply. How do I apply? To be considered...

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Reduced Hours at Card Office

UNB Card Office

Posted: October 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


For the remainder of the fall term, the UNB Card Office located in the SUB will be operating on reduced hours to accommodate staff requirements. The Card Office will be closed on the following days: October 30 (Wednesday) November 1 (Friday) November 6 (Wednesday) November 8 (Friday) November 13 (Wednesday) November 15 (Friday) November 18 (Monday) November 22 (Friday) November 27 (Wednesday) November 29 (Friday) December 4 (Wednesday) December 6 (Friday) December 20 (Friday) December 23...

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Future Ready Wabanaki Launch

Chelsea Cullins

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Get ahead start on your career or find, develop and keep young indigenous talent in your workplace. Future Ready NB is a partnership between NB employers, Universities, Indigenous students and the Government of New Brunswick. It works to ensure that Indigenous university students have equal access to meaningful and valuable work experience with local employers, while connecting employs with top indigenous talent. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the Student Union Building...

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Call for Proposals for Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It’s time to schedule your attendance (and consider presenting) at Kaleidoscope 2019!  This year UNB’s Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, the reading day before exams, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in Marshall d'Avray Hall. Mark it in your calendars! Call for Proposals is Now Open The topic area is open, so no need to match a pre-determined theme, as we are interested to hear you share all about a brilliant teaching-related project or...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Final week of cybersecurity information sessions

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The week of October 28th is your last chance to attend a cybersecurity information session and win UNB swag as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October). We hope you’ll plan to join us: Topic: What to do when you’ve been breached Fredericton campus: Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 307 Wednesday, Oct. 30 at noon in Carleton Hall, 106 Saint John campus: Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. and noon in K.C. Irving Hall, 106 Unable to attend a session? Visit our...

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Information Sessions: Teladoc and Employee Family Assistance Program

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors) and EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with representatives from both the Teladoc and EFAP programs.  These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following...

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REVISED DATES - Pre-Retirement 1001: Your UNB Guide to Retirement

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: October 25, 2019 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Pre-Retirement sessions originally scheduled for December 2019 have been postponed until January 2020.  The dates and locations will now be as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre, UNBF Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, from 1:30 - 5 p.m., in the Whitebone Lounge, Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, UNBSJ. If you’ve already registered, we will include your name on the registration...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Ralph Francis

Communications Office

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Ralph Francis, who passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in Fredericton, NB. He was 90. A graduate of UNB’s bachelor of science in civil engineering program (’60), Ralph was awarded the Ketchum Silver Medal, which is given to the student with the highest standing in their senior year of civil engineering at UNB. Ralph first began working at the faculty of engineering on the UNB Fredericton...

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Strategic Planning Town Hall

Michelle McNeil

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder that members of the UNB community are invited to participate in a university-wide Strategic Planning Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 – 5 p.m. in Tilley Hall 102 and Hazen Hall 239.  The Town Hall will be broken into three parts: Chair of the Steering Committee, Vice-President Academic (Fredericton) Dr. George MacLean will provide an update on the planning process President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul Mazerolle will speak to us about his aspirations and...

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Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award - Submission Deadline, February 3

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Senates’ Teaching Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award. If you know of worthy candidates, please identify them to your dean or department chair by Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 to allow time to properly prepare the submission package for CETL. The deadline for deans and chairs to submit nominations to the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge those individuals...

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Lorenzo Reading with Lauren B. Davis

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square. The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired...

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Road Closures: Mackay Drive and Bailey Drive

UNB Communications

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Mackay Drive and Bailey Drive will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Campus Parking: Entry and exit points along Mackay Drive and Bailey Drive will be closed.   Kindly move your vehicle to the Student Union Building parking lot for overnight parking, if you require access to your vehicle on Oct. 27. The parking lots next to MacKenzie House and opposite the BMO Field off Mackay Drive must be vacant from 7 p.m. on Saturday until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Any...

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UNB's Coaster Derby Races on Sunday

UNB Communications

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 45th Annual UNB Coaster Derby is being held on Sunday, Oct. 27. Hosted by the Student Society of Mechanical Engineers, teams from UNB, University of Maine and New Brunswick Community College will build their cars on-site and compete for the fastest design!   We encourage everyone to come out to cheer on the teams as they race down Mackay Drive.  The designated spectator area and a free barbeque lunch will be held near the Neville Homestead. 8 a.m.   Races begin 12...

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Reduced Hours for Card Office

UNB Card Office

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


For the remainder of the fall term, the UNB Card Office located in the SUB will be operating on reduced hours to accommodate staff requirements. The Card Office will be closed on the following days: October 25 (Friday) October 30 (Wednesday) November 1 (Friday) November 6 (Wednesday) November 8 (Friday) November 13 (Wednesday) November 15 (Friday) November 18 (Monday) November 22 (Friday) November 27 (Wednesday) November 29 (Friday) December 4 (Wednesday) December 6 (Friday) December 20...

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Floral Design 101

Alison Howells

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Love a beautiful floral arrangement? Make your own in the one-day Leisure Learning workshop "Floral Design 101" on Saturday, Oct. 26,  from 1 - 4 p.m. Learn the tricks of the trade from professional floral designer Cindy St.Onge, who will show you the basic tools and materials required and guide you each step of the way. You’ll end the workshop with two floral arrangements to impress family and friends - a pumpkin arrangement and a small basket arrangement.  For more...

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Make Your Own Sushi

Alison Howells

Posted: October 24, 2019 10:18:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Ah, sushi. That popular Japanese culinary art form of modest origins. Learn to make your own with Leisure Learning's "Sushi for Beginners" on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 - 4 p.m. Making sushi is fun — and you can eat your mistakes! This one-day workshop offers basic advice to sushi novices and emphasizes that practice definitely makes perfect and the more you make it, the easier it becomes. At the end of this tasty workshop, you can march into your...

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Career Talks’ networking event for students-FR and SJ

Natasha Rego

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


All current students are invited to join UNB alumni for an evening of advice and knowledge as the Alumni Office hosts its ‘Career Talks’ events on both campuses. We appreciate the support of faculty and staff to help spread the word within departments/classes and to encourage students to attend this incredibly valuable event. Following a speed networking format, students will sit in groups and will receive invaluable tips and advice from UNB alumni on four professional...

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UNB Biology Seminar Series presents Dr. Frédéric Thomas

Joshua Evans

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Frédéric Thomas (Research Director of CNRS, Infectious Diseases and Vectors: Ecology, Genetics, Evolution and Control; Montpellier, France) will be visiting the Fredericton campus on Friday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall, 146 to present a seminar titled, "An evolutionary and ecological perspective on cancer." Seminar Abstract: Although medical and evolutionary sciences have traditionally developed in relative isolation it is increasingly acknowledged that cancer is a...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know an excellent teacher? If so, nominate them 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 nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they...

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RCLP 1001 – Leadership Foundations

Josie Seely

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:22:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you know students looking for a winter elective, who are interested in developing leadership knowledge and ability, please let them know that they can accomplish both with RCLP 1001. RCLP 1001 – Leadership Foundations Students are introduced to the philosophical and historical foundations of leadership theory and practice. Furthermore, they study theories and models of leadership. Finally, they explore their own, as well as others’, potential to contribute to leadership...

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Cybersecurity research project releases new dataset

Communications Office

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:21:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A new dataset to support the development of real-time cyberattack detectors has been released by the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick. The cybersecurity dataset, named CICDDoS2019, will be used to benchmark Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack detectors. The dataset has been created by a CIC team and led by Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari, CIC’s research coordinator and assistant professor at UNB’s Fredericton faculty of computer...

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Closure Morning of October 24

Office of Research Services

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Office of Research Services will be closed On Thursday, Oct. 24, from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m., for staff training. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Office of Research Services Email Address: ors@unb.ca

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Come Walk With us

Gabriela I. Tymowski-Gionet

Posted: October 23, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Sonya Richmond, Ornithologist, and Sean Morton, Writer and Photographer, will present 'Come Walk With Us For Conservation on Canada’s Great Trail:  Connecting to nature through birding' on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in the Kinesiology Building, 201.   Sonya and Sean are walking 24,000 km across Canada to connect families, youth, and individuals to nature through birding.  Thus far, they have walked across Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia, and well into...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Helen McKay

Communications Office

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Helen McKay, who passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 in Fredericton, NB. She was 69. Originally from Red Bank, NB, Helen worked as a payroll clerk in the financial services department at UNB Fredericton. She began working at UNB in 1987 and retired in 2010 after 32 years of service. Friends and colleagues remember Helen as a very lively person, with a great sense of humour and quick wit. She was extremely...

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Take Your Kid to Work Day - November 6

Emma Foster

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Parents of Grade 9 students - November 6th is Bring Your Child to Work Day! All UNB faculty and staff who bring their child(ren) to work on Wednesday, Nov. 6 as part of "Bring Your Chile to Work Day" for students in Grade 9, are invited for a campus tour and lunch, compliments of the office of Student Recruitment! Fredericton- Parents will meet in the lobby of Sir Howard Douglas Hall (Old Arts Building) at 11:30 a.m. The campus tour will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., followed by a...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 3 – 4 p.m., in the Hans W. Klohn Building, BMO room (G16). This session will feature - Student Presentation: The Social Organization of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses Working Together: An Institutional Ethnography In New Brunswick, nursing care is provided by two categories of nursing professionals, Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Sarah Balcom, a Lecturer with the...

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Participants needed for UNB iFLEX Study

Benjamin Howard Colpitts

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise, obesity, and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNBF’s Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for male participants aged 19-60, who have not been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and who are carrying extra body weight, to take part in the iFLEX Study. We are almost done recruitment, so we would greatly appreciate your help in finishing the project! Participation in this study involves a six-week commitment; the first week will...

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Save the Date: CETL Hosts Annual Celebrating Excellence Event

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:21:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Mark your calendar for Friday, Nov. 22, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., and join the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning as it hosts the annual celebration of excellent teaching at UNB. This social gathering will take place in the President’s Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. Come, relax and reconnect with your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you.   Snacks are provided and a cash bar will be available. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Reminder - Attend a cybersecurity information session and win UNB swag

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Have you attended a cybersecurity information session yet for Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October)? You’ll be entered to win UNB swag just for attending.  Don’t miss out:   Fredericton campus: Every Tuesday in October at 2 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 307 Every Wednesday in October at noon in Carleton Hall, 106 Saint John campus: Every Thursday in October at 11 a.m. and noon in K.C. Irving Hall, 106 Remaining session topics: How to stay safe on social media...

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Career Development and Employment Centre Closing Early on October 23

Jessica Bourque

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Career Development and Employment Centre will be closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for the remainder of the day. The office will open again at its regular time on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8:15 a.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jessica Bourque Email Address: Jessica.Bourque@unb.ca

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Financial Services Annual Halloween Bake Sale in Support of United Way

Linda Maher

Posted: October 22, 2019 10:18:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Thursday, Oct. 31, Financial Services, on the Fredericton campus, will once again be hosting its annual Halloween Bake sale in support of the Unite Way.  Come and support a great cause while getting lots of yummy goodies for you!  There will be fudge, cookies, nut n bolts and homemade bread just to name a few items!   The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there!   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Linda...

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Strategic Planning Town Hall

Michelle McNeil

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will host a Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 -  5 p.m., in Hazen Hall, 239 and Tilley Hall, 102. The Town Hall will be broken into three parts: Chair of the Steering Committee, Vice-President Academic (Fredericton) Dr. George MacLean will provide an update on the planning process. President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Paul Mazerolle will speak to us about his aspirations and priorities. All attendees will be invited to engage in an open...

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Security Alert - Recent scams targeting UNB students

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Two scams (details below) have recently targeted UNB students, trying to collect personal information such as banking details and social insurance number (SIN). Never share personal information like your SIN, banking information or passwords online, via email or over the phone. Please see below for more tips to protect yourself and your information and steps to take if you’ve fallen for a scam.  About the scams Job ad scam – ‘Avis Budget Group Inc., Part-time Book...

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How to be an Ally: Supporting the UNB Trans Community

Jenn Meade

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Admin Forum group would like to extend an invitation for all faculty and staff to join its members on Tuesday, Oct. 22 for a presentation with special guest Sula Levesque, UNB Human Rights and Positive Environment Office, on “How to be an Ally: Supporting the UNB Trans Community.” We will be discussing inclusiveness, language, strategies and more. The event will be held at 2:30 p.m. in MacLaggan hall, 105 (auditorium). This is an important talk and learning opportunity for...

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Flu Shot Clinics at UNB Saint John

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Free Flu Shot Clinics will be held on the Saint John campus, in the Student Health Centre on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your Immunization Card and Medicare/Provincial Health Card The clinic is for students, faculty and staff. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Allen Email Address:...

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Lorenzo Reading with Richard Kemick

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Author Richard Kelly Kemick will read from I am Herod on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square. On a whim, armchair-atheist Richard Kelly Kemick joins the 100-plus cast of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, North America's largest production of its kind and one of the main tourist attractions in Alberta. By the time closing night is over, Kemick has a story to tell. From the controversial choice of casting to the bizarre life in rehearsal,...

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Bruce Ziff to speak at the 2019 Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture

Ed Bowes

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB faculty of law will host Prof. Bruce Ziff, law professor at the University of Alberta, for the 25th installment of the Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Faculty of Law, 2A/2B. Prof. Ziff will present his lecture, “Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures of the Common Law.” The protection of the natural environment is a principal concern of contemporary Canadian law, with myriad statutes and regulations directed at that goal. Prof. Ziff...

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Speaker Series with Kent Murphy

Darla Anne Anderson

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


IBEC’s next Speaker Series will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. Enjoy a free lunch and join us in Tilley Hall, 303 as Kent Murphy discusses positioning in the market place. Please register at eventbright.  Kent graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1989 and has spent his entire career in Sales and has been helping start-ups, SMBs, and mature companies grow globally for the past two decades.  In 2013, he helped start Atlantic Growth...

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CETL Hosts Session - Teaching Large Classes (A Panel Presentation)

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in Tilley Hall, 104. CETL will host a panel presentation on keeping students engaged in large lecture classes. There will be five panelists who teach classes of 100 or more who will share their tips for keeping student interest in that situation. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.   Panelists: Leah Bidlake, Computer Science Branimir Ćaćić, Mathematics and Statistics Kelly Miles, Biology Matt Rogers...

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MusicUNB Concert - Shake, Rattle, Bow

Yunjia Dai

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Concert – Shake, Rattle, Bow - will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Beverley Johnston and Marc Djokic create an energetic experience you’ll never forget. Combining violin with FX pedals, marimba, vibraphone, hand drums and sometimes a musical saw, the duo display their virtuosity with a down-to-earth approach. This performance will embrace tonal and melodic contemporary compositions, creating a riveting visual and aural presence. Tickets...

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Physics Seminar - MRI Measurements of Acceleration in Highly Turbulent Flow

Penny Davenport

Posted: October 21, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24,from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Amy-Rae Gauthier, University of New Brunswick, will discuss, 'MRI Measurements of Acceleration in Highly Turbulent Flow.' “Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a wonderfully versatile tool that has been used successfully, both in the physical sciences and in clinical contexts, to measure properties of fluid flow. One of the more challenging fluid flow...

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Coming Together, Learning Together workshop

UNB Communications

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The faculty of forestry and environmental management on the Fredericton campus is hosting Coming Together, Learning Together, a workshop focused on sharing Indigenous knowledge, practices and ways of knowing. Sessions will take place throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25. The two-day workshop is presented by ForEM’s Truth and Reconciliation Working and with the help of Indigenous elders, professionals, knowledge keepers and practitioners from the east coast of Turtle...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open

Victoria Sparkes

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you know students who live by the motto Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone, encourage them to apply for a Sir Howard Douglas Award. Can I apply? If students are involved in extracurricular or co-curricular activities, are in Year 3 or higher of an undergraduate degree program and have achieved Dean's List status in the previous year, they could be one of the 2020 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply. How do I apply? To be considered...

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CRI Special Seminar with Dr. Roger A. Rulifson (East Carolina University)

Jenn Meade

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Roger A. Rulifson, East Carolina University, will deliver a special seminar entitled, 'Identifying Nursery Critical Habitat for Striped Bass in a Coastal Watershed Using Biogeochemistry' on Monday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in Loring Bailey Hall, 27 (The Common Room). Dr. Rulifson is a THCAS Distinguished Professor of Biology, ECU Distinguished Research Professor at the East Carolina University, Greenville North Carolina USA. Abstract: Previous research on the anadromous Striped Bass, Morone...

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Become Inspired!- Creative Connections Conference

Beth A. Wallace

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Become inspired at the second Creative Connections Conference taking place at UNB Fredericton from October 24 - 26.   The event will include fascinating and inspiring keynotes topics: community based social innovation, collaborative creativity and Stem vs Steam  and exceptional  presentations and workshops on creativity and  innovation. To see the conference program and register, dealine is Monday, Oct. 21. The Second Creative Connections conference features...

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Mackay Drive Closure - October 27

Rebecca Prangley

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Mackay Drive will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the UNB Coaster Derby. If you will need access to your vehicle on this day, please move it to the Student Union Building parking lot. The parking lots next to Mackenzie House and opposite the BMO field which are on Mackay Drive must be vacant from 7 p.m. on Saturday to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Any vehicles in these lots will be asked to move by Campus Security. If your vehicle is not moved it will be...

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Become a Beer Connoisseur

Alison Howells

Posted: October 18, 2019 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Anyone can drink a beer, but wouldn’t it be nice to stop and truly savour the experience, taking the time to really taste, appreciate and learn about the qualities, flavours and styles of your favourite beverage. Join certified Cicerone (beer sommelier) Ian Covey for his "Beer Appreciation" Leisure Learning workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 - 9:30 p.m. You'll be introduced to a wide variety of beers (10-12) in this fun and informative tasting session –...

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Early Alert for Student Success - Faculty Reminder

Dave Decker

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty are reminded to refer the names of students they believe to be academically at-risk to advisingalert@unb.ca. The Early Alert for Student Success (EASS) program works to connect at-risk students with the appropriate campus support students in a timely manner.  Faculty who teach first-year students are encouraged to assess early in their courses and to meet with students who may be at-risk.  "At-risk" may be defined as a student who receives a "D" or "F" on an assessment...

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Career Talks’ networking event for students-FR and SJ

Natasha Rego

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


All current students are invited to join UNB alumni for an evening of advice and knowledge as the Alumni Office hosts its ‘Career Talks’ events on both campuses. We appreciate the support of faculty and staff to help spread the word within departments/classes and to encourage students to attend this incredibly valuable event. Following a speed networking format, students will sit in groups and will receive invaluable tips and advice from UNB alumni on four professional...

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Flu Shot Clinics at UNB Saint John

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Free Flu Shot Clinics will be held on the Saint John campus, in the Student Health Centre on the following dates: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your Immunization Card and Medicare/Provincial Health Card The clinic is for students, faculty and staff. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Allen Email Address:...

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AED & EpiPen Familiarization on the Fredericton Campus

Andrew Feicht

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You may have noticed an increased number of AED and Epinephrine Injectors (EpiPens) mounted throughout the Fredericton campus.  We have purchased five new AEDs and ten EpiPens with cabinets (with an eleventh EpiPen with Security) for distribution. These are for anyone to use in an emergency. First-aid training is not a pre-requisite. A map of campus with locations noted may be found here (https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/security/_resources/pdf/aed.pdf). All supervisors are encouraged...

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Consul General of France in Moncton visiting UNB Fredericton

Natalie Fournier

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Consul General of France in Moncton, Mr. Johan Schitterer, will give a public presentation on Monday, Oct. 21, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 200. He will talk about relations between France and Atlantic Canada, and will take questions in French or English. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. M. Johan Schitterer, le consul général de France à Moncton, fera une conférence le lundi 21 octobre dans le Tilley 200 de 15 h 30...

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NaviCare/SoinsNavis Family Advisory Council presents its inaugural 'Navigating your Journey' workshop

Krystal Binns

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


NaviCare/SoinsNavi's Family Advisory Council is holding the first ever Navigating your Journey workshop! This event would not be possible without the Royal Society of Canada (Atlantic chapter), who has provided funding for this exciting event. Caregivers with a child or youth with complex care needs are welcome to attend this free event, whether their child has an official diagnosis or not. Lunch is also included! The workshop is based on the Journey Map, a tool that the Family Advisory...

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The Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With the mission of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) being to enhance educational opportunities for women attending post-secondary institutions, CFUW Fredericton is proud to announce that it has provided close to $1,000,000 in scholarships for women through endowed funds raised through its annual book fair. To celebrate, its members invite you to share in a gala event on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. There will be music by Gerry Zhang, youth...

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Relax with Meditation Basics

Alison Howells

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Let your worries slip away with a beginner's Meditation Basics workshop on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 - 4 p.m. No previous meditation experience is required for this Leisure Learning course and people of all physical abilities are welcome. Under the guidance of instructor Linda Morehouse, you'll experience four methods of meditation from simply following your breathing to listening to guided instruction. This is a wonderful way to find out which method of stillness works for you. This class is...

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Self Publishing and Marketing Workshop

Alison Howells

Posted: October 17, 2019 10:18:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Get your book (or future publication) noticed with valuable tips and sage advice from author Terry Armstrong on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 - 5 p.m.  This one-day "Self Publishing and Marketing" Leisure Learning workshop is perfect for anyone who's written a novel (or thinking about it), and wondered, "now what?" With millions of eBooks available online, getting your book noticed can seem like a monumental task. The good news is, standing out from the crowd isn't as daunting a...

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Not getting myUNB News anymore?

Communications Office

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know someone who has stopped receiving myUNB News? If so, there is a reason for that.  Recently we had some technical issues with myUNB News and a number of faculty/staff were removed from our distribution list and no longer receive it daily.   What this now means is that they will need to go through a multiple subscription process to receive myUNB News once again.  This process, known as a double opt in process, is quite common.  Please feel free to...

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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

Communications Office

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” has opened at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square. The exhibition has been organized by a second-year undergraduate class of education and history students with the aim of creating awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick and across Canada. The project was officially opened on Oct. 16 at...

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University-wide Strategic Planning Town Hall

Michelle McNeil

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join our new President, Dr. Paul Mazerolle and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, for a university-wide Strategic Planning Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 - 5 p.m., in Tilley Hall, 102 and Hazen Hall, 239. The session will include: Vice-President Academic (Fredericton) and Chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Dr. George MacLean - update on Strategic Planning process  President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Paul Mazerolle - aspirations and priorities for...

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Early Closure of SUB Cafeteria on October 17

Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the entire SUB Cafeteria will be closing early on Thursday, Oct. 17 to accommodate Convocation-related activities.  Marketplace will close at 2 p.m. and Tim Hortons will close at 3 p.m. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lesley P. Brennan-Caravan Email Address: caravanl@unb.ca

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with Dr. Wayne Albert

Leslie Harquail

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kinesiology building, 208. Dr. Wayne J. Albert will present, 'Ships, Helicopters and Automobiles: Transportation Vehicles as the Working Environment.' Automobiles, trucks, buses, ships and helicopters are not only modes of transportation, but also serve as a working environment for a substantial number of people.  Different transportation vehicles provide specific ergonomic and human factors...

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Chris Oriet

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Chris Oriet, from the University of Regina, will deliver a colloquium talk entitled "Get set(s) to learn about learning and memory!" The colloquium will take place on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in Keirstead Hall's Snodgrass Lounge (K105). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Abstract: After viewing sets of similar-looking objects, such as cars in a parking lot or leaves on a tree, what do observers remember? In this talk, I will explore some of the broader implications of...

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School of Graduate Studies Office Closure on Oct .18

Jacqueline Seely

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The School of Graduate Studies offices will be closed for the day on Friday, Oct. 18 in order for the staff and deans to attend all day meetings.  If you have any questions, please email jseely@unb.ca.  Thank you! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Seely Email Address: jseely@unb.ca

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Photographer: Opportunity

Moira Law

Posted: October 16, 2019 10:18:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The psychology department is looking for a talented photographer who is interested in being part of an innovative prejudice reduction project in the Saint John area. Experience with marginalized populations would be considered an asset. Please contact Moira Law, mlaw@unb.ca for further details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Moira Law Email Address: mlaw@unb.ca

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Report phishing emails easily from your UNB email starting Oct. 16

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 15, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Starting Wednesday, Oct. 16, as part of cybersecurity awareness month at UNB, there will be a new ‘Report a Phish’ button in your UNB email* to make it easier to report suspicious emails to the IT Service Desk. *if you use the Outlook web app (accessed via the email link in your myUNB Portal) or the Outlook desktop client. If you receive an email that seems “phishy,” simply click the ‘Report a Phish’ button, provide any additional details or comments in the...

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UNBSJ - Fire Hydrant Flushing

Angie Robichaud

Posted: October 15, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Saint John campus will be performing routine fire hydrant flushing/painting in the morning on Thursday, Oct. 17. 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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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open

Victoria Sparkes

Posted: October 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you know students who live by the motto Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone, encourage them to apply for a Sir Howard Douglas Award. Can I apply? If students are involved in extracurricular or co-curricular activities, are in Year 3 or higher of an undergraduate degree program and have achieved Dean's List status in the previous year, they could be one of the 2020 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply. How do I apply? To be considered...

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Information Sessions: Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors) and Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc and EFAP benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with representatives from both the Teladoc and EFAP programs.  These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following information sessions (each session will be the same): Fredericton,...

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Call for Capital Projects

Heather Finkle

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:39:00 AM ADT

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: - Please use 11.65% as the tax rate. - Faculty & staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Public Lecture with Dr. Albert Katz

Natalie Fournier

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Albert Katz (Western University) will give the A. Murray Kinloch Memorial Lecture on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3:45 p.m. at the Wu Centre, 204. In this interdisciplinary talk, titled “Are Conceptual Metaphors Psychologically Real?" Dr. Katz will explore the intersection of linguistics and psychology as they pertain to non-literal language. This lecture is the keynote address of the 43rd annual meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association. It will be followed by a reception...

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The 2nd Creative Connections Conference is taking place October 24 - 26

Beth A. Wallace

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Second Creative Connections Conference is taking place October 24 - 26 at UNB Fredericton. Please note - Registration closes October 18, 2019. This dynamic, interactive and highly creative conference is designed to help us ‘think outside the box,’ explore new ideas and find innovative solutions to real world problems. Being an interdisciplinary conference it is designed to appeal to students, faculty, administrators, and community members involved in a wide range of...

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Calling all Volunteers - 65th Convocation and Installation Ceremony

Judith Currie

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Convocation Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to help at the 65th Convocation and Installation ceremony on Thursday Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER fourth floor, Performance gym. Volunteer positions include greeters, program distributers and floaters. If you are interested in helping, please contact Judith Currie judith.currie@unb.ca or Brianna Donovan brianna.donovan@unb.ca by Tuesday Oct. 15 at 12 p.m.    Category: News and Notices Article...

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Conference announcement

Natalie Fournier

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 43rd annual meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association (APLA43) will take place on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Wu Centre. Contact person: Christine Horne, Department of French chorne@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Christine Horne Email Address: chorne@unb.ca or french@unb.ca

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UNB Travel Study Program in Paris 2020 Information Session

Natalie Fournier

Posted: October 11, 2019 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


(This message is bilingual - English text is below). Une séance d’information sur le très populaire programme Voyage d’études à Paris de l’UNB (du 3 au 23 mai 2020) aura lieu le mercredi 16 octobre à 16h00 au Tilley 239. Venez découvrir ce programme exceptionnel qui offre aux étudiants l'occasion de vivre et d’étudier à Paris, tout en suivant deux cours : - en Études françaises (3 cr.) et - en Études...

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New UNB Virtual Private Network (VPN) available starting October 30

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 10, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Oct. 30, UNB’s current Virtual Private Network (VPN), Pulse Secure, is being replaced with a new VPN solution – FortiClient – that is more reliable, stable and secure.   What is a VPN?  UNB’s VPN provides faculty, staff and students with secure access to the UNB network over the internet, so you can access secure UNB IT services and files even when you’re not on campus.   Why should I use UNB’s VPN?  It’s...

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UNBF Physics Seminar - What turned on the ionosphere conveyor belt?

Penny Davenport

Posted: October 10, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next UNBF Physics Department Seminar will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., in the IUC Physics Admin Bldg, 204. Shasha Zou, University of Michigan, will discuss the topic, 'What turned on the ionosphere conveyor belt?' “The ionosphere is not a still body of plasma Similar to the ocean conveyor belt, there is constant motion in the ionosphere forming the ionosphere conveyor belt Unlike the ocean counterpart, the ionosphere conveyor belt exhibits greater variability...

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UNB Saint John students interviewed in an episode of Ridings to Watch by CPAC

Angie Deveau

Posted: October 10, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students from UNB Saint John's POLS 1201 (Canadian Politics I) class were recently interviewed in an episode of CPAC's Ridings to Watch. POLS 1201, which is taught by J.P. Lewis, is a survey course focusing on Canadian government and politics at the national level. In this episode, CPAC’s Bill Kendrick visits the Saint-John-Rothesay and Fundy Royal ridings to discuss the upcoming federal election.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Upcoming Sessions for Mawoluhkhotipon Ally & Safe Space Program

Daniel A. Nagel

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

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 Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan to affirm, welcome and support Indigenous peoples who work,...

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Red Shawl Campaign - Traditional Skirt, Sharing Circle

Lori Quick

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Red Shawl Campaign - Traditional Skirt, Sharing Circle will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 - 3 p.m., at the UNB Art Centre, East Gallery. Wikowoss: Performance by Samaqani Cocahq and Amanda Reid.                                                 A sharing circle of what the traditional skirt means to...

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Questioning Education A Faculty of Education Panel Series What should be the objective of a public school education?

Catherine Foster

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Faculty of Education is launching a new faculty panel series called "Questioning Education" on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Marshall d'Avray Hall, 143. Each panel is organized around big questions in/about education. Our first guiding question is What should be the objective of a public school education? Here is a link to a short trailer video about the event:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrgrSPWTBBs This is a public event. Please join us for a reception in room 120...

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Call for Nominations - University Teaching Scholar

Erin Fyfe

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The award of University Teaching Scholar is intended for University of New Brunswick teachers who have demonstrated a consistently high level of teaching excellence and teaching-related activities. The nomination deadline is December 2, 2019. The award shall honour leading teachers at the university. Vice-presidents, deans, and directors are not eligible for nomination during their administrative terms. Normally, no more than two University Teaching Scholar awards shall be made in one year...

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Call for Nominations - University Research Scholar

Erin Fyfe

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The award of University Research Scholar honours members of the active faculty complement of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship, and whose research is, or has the potential to be, of international stature. The nomination deadline is December 2, 2019. Those holding formal research chairs; retired faculty members (including Professor Emeriti) and Honorary Research Associates cannot be nominated for this award. Vice-Presidents,...

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Participants needed for UNB iFLEX Study

Benjamin Howard Colpitts

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise, obesity, and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNBF’s Faculty of Kinesiology is looking for participants aged 19-60, who have not been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and who are carrying extra body weight, to take part in the iFLEX Study. Participation in this study involves a six-week commitment; the first week will involve baseline tests to measure various aspects of health and fitness, followed by a four-week exercise...

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UNBF Admissions Office closing early October 10

Shelley Perry

Posted: October 9, 2019 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please note that the UNBF Admissions Office will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 for a staff event. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shelley Perry Email Address: Shelley.Perry@unb.ca

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FA/CPR Training/FA Refresher

Kim Perry

Posted: October 8, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Environmental Health and Safety Office is hosting a ‘Workplace Standard First Aid/CPR" two-day training course for UNB employees on November 18 – 19 and November 20 - 21, 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 November 22, for those who have received their FA/CPR certification in the last year or two. The training is scheduled each day from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please...

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Thanksgiving Dessert Silent Auction

Anessa Gordon

Posted: October 8, 2019 10:15:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Financial Services United Way Fundraising Committee has organized a new fundraiser – a “Thanksgiving Dessert Silent Auction.” Come place your bid for a dessert on Thursday, Oct. 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will be set up at the Main Entrance of the Physics and Admin Building. If you have the winning bid, you will be contacted shortly after 1 p.m. Please be prepared to pick up your dessert at Financial Services before 2 p.m. the same day. This fundraiser is CASH...

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Creative Connections 2019 - October 24-26 at UNB Fredericton

Beth A. Wallace

Posted: October 7, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Centre for Creativity (ACC) will be hosting the second Creative Connections Conference at UNB Fredericton, from October 24 - 26, 2019. The ACC promotes interdisciplinary research and programing in the areas of imagination, creativity and innovation. To provide a means for sharing research, and forming connections and partnerships across the university of New Brunswick and the Atlantic region it organizes at least one yearly event. The events are open to anyone wishing to learn...

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Calling all Volunteers - 65th Convocation and Installation Ceremony

Judith Currie

Posted: October 7, 2019 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 65th Convocation Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to assist at the event. The ceremony will be held on Thursday Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, fourth floor, Performance gym. Volunteer positions include greeters, program distributers and floaters. If you are interested in helping, please contact Judith Currie judith.currie@unb.ca or ​Brianna Donovan brianna.donovan@unb.ca.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open

Victoria Sparkes

Posted: October 7, 2019 10:34:00 AM ADT

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