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Remember to add @unb.ca to your login ID when logging in

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Following the upgrades to UNB’s login services on Feb. 27, you must now use your loginID@unb.ca (not just login ID) when logging in to most* UNB IT services. Most UNB IT services also now: have a new login screen require multi-factor authentication (MFA), working the same as your M365 services  *See a list of exceptions  Please update your departmental content  To help provide up-to-date information to students, faculty and staff, please review your departmental website...

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Drop-in tutoring help available over Reading Week

C. Hope Alderson

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Math and Science Help Centre will be offering free drop-in tutoring throughout Reading Week, Sunday to Friday, 5 - 9 p.m. To access this service, visit the Math and Science Help Centre (Saint John)'s D2L under "Free Course Registration."   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: C. Hope Alderson Email Address: Hope.Alderson@unb.ca

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Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship Fundraiser

Dr. Shelley Delano Parker

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The annual book sale of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID-19. This annual event, to date, has provided over $1,000,000 in scholarship funding for women in New Brunswick. We have funded 16 scholarships (renewable) to attend universities in Fredericton, two scholarships for the N.B. College of Crafts & Design as well as the N.B. Community College and four scholarships for Grade 12 female students from area high schools. We have...

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Healthy Eating On a Budget webinar

Natasha Kelly

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John Athletics is hosting a Healthy Eating on a Budget Webinar via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, March 4, 2 to 3 p.m. Join Simply for Life nutrition consultant, Scott Anderson, as he discusses eating well on a budget, meal planning and finding the balance. At the end of this free session, you will have tips and tricks for getting your health on track and learn about the great Simply for Life @ Work program.     Registration is open to UNB Saint...

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Lunch and Learn: Program Evaluation Primer

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Program evaluation is becoming increasingly popular as public and private sectors look to understand the impact of the programs they implement. This introductory-level talk on March 17 will provide information on what program evaluation is  and  what it can do for programs  and  policies. It will cover basics such as definitions of key concepts  and  tools such as logic models. It will also present the steps of evaluation from inception through to...

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Wooden chairs to give away

Tina Madore

Posted: February 26, 2021 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The faculty of law in Fredericton has wooden chairs to give away (approximately 95). These are solid maple wooden chairs. Pick up can be arranged by following COVID-19 rules and regulations. Whoever takes them will be responsible for pick-up. Click on the link to view the chair.  Please contact Tina at lawdean@unb.ca.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Tina Madore Email Address: lawdean@unb.ca

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Call for Nominations - Dr. James Downey Leadership Award

Sherrie Lynch

Posted: February 26, 2021 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?  If so, nominations and/or applications are being accepted now for the Dr. James Downey Student Leadership Award.  To nominate someone, you should write a detailed letter outlining 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...

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COVID-19 travel requirements

UNB Communications

Posted: February 25, 2021 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As the travel risk associated with COVID-19 continues to increase, we strongly encourage you not to travel outside New Brunswick during the winter term or during spring reading week. If you travel outside the province, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days when you return.  Travel outside New Brunswick should only occur in exceptional circumstances and students must have their self-isolation plan approved by UNB in advance of such travel. If you travel you are required...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guest speaker Dr. Luke Potwarka

Leslie Harquail

Posted: February 25, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


At the next Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium, Dr. Luke Potwarka, University of Waterloo, will present "In Search of Inspiration: A Realist Synthesis Approach to Understanding Demonstration Effects." This event will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. via Teams. Interested in attending? If so, please contact Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: Jonathon.edwards@unb.ca https://blogs.unb.ca/faculty-of-kinesiology/ Bio: My research focuses on consumer behaviour related to sport events. It...

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Adding Leadership Studies to a Degree

Jessica Bourque

Posted: February 25, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would benefit by learning more about Leadership studies? UNB's Leadership minor (24 chs) and certificate (15 chs)  programs are designed for any student enrolled at UNB and will prepare them to meet future challenges and opportunities in any sector, profession, or location they choose. The Leadership Minor and Certificate will help build leadership knowledge and skills, increase innovation capacity, and deepen understanding of society's diversity and...

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CEL's Summer Schedule is now available!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Engage your mind with an online course from the UNB College of Extended Learning! Browse the online summer schedule and discover all we have to offer!  There is something for everyone: • Courses for academic credit • Certificate programs and courses for career and professional development • Workshops, courses and programs for personal and cultural enrichment • Music programs and camps • Design Works camps for kids and teens • English language...

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Register today for the Certificate in Adult Education Virtual Information Session!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 25, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you responsible for teaching or training adults? You can enhance your teaching skills by learning to apply the principles of adult learning.   Join us on March 17 for a FREE information session to learn how the Certificate in Adult Education program will teach you essential skills and knowledge to instruct, facilitate, and support adults effectively.   The one-hour session starts at 2 p.m. Atlantic (1 p.m. Eastern) and concludes with a Q&A period.  Sign up today! Category:...

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Today: State of the University Town Hall with Dr. Mazerolle

UNB Communications

Posted: February 24, 2021 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual town hall on Thursday, Feb 25 at 4 p.m.   As we continue to navigate our way through the learning environment we find ourselves in, we need to take the opportunity to come together to discuss our strategic vision for UNB, our current financial situation and to hear the latest on COVID-19. Faculty and staff will also have an opportunity to ask questions.    We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle, and other members of UNB’s executive...

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Reminder: Must add @unb.ca to your login ID starting Feb. 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 24, 2021 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Saturday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., ITS will perform necessary updates to UNB’s login services. During this time, you may be unable to access UNB services that require you to log in. Once these upgrades are complete, you will need to add @unb.ca to your login ID – UNBloginID@unb.ca – when logging in to most UNB IT services. What other changes will I notice after the Feb. 27 upgrades?  Most UNB IT services will: have a new login screen require multi-factor...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Take control of your Teams Meetings

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 24, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Are you looking to manage how your attendees interact in your meetings or virtual classrooms? You can use Teams Meeting Options to take control of your meetings. With meeting options you can: Add a lobby to your meeting. Control whether attendees can bypass the lobby or announce when they join/leave. Control who can present (i.e. share their screen). Turn off the ability for attendees to unmute their mics. Turn off meeting chat or limit...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNB Volunteer Fair

Posted: February 24, 2021 10:26:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has a current need for volunteers. You don't need to be a tax expert, training and support are provided. Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? Visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In person and virtual experiences are available. Organizations welcome students, faculty...

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UNBF Student Union Welcome Center

Karen Miner

Posted: February 24, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please note, that the UNBF Student Union Office will be closed during March Break and will re-open March 8, 2021. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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New UNB online registration system available March 1

UNB Registrars Office

Posted: February 23, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s new online registration system will be available to students on March 1, 2021.   Colleague Self-Service registration system is replacing WebAdvisor, UNB’s current online registration tool.  Students will access Colleague Self-Service through the myUNB Portal. Transitioning students to the new online registration system Starting March 1, current students will register for summer term courses using the new Colleague Self-Service registration system. Fall 2021 and...

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Reminder: UNBF funding opportunity - Teaching and Learning Priority Fund

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 23, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's that time of year! We have funding available again for those of you who are interested in trying something new in the classroom (virtual or face to face).  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? Perhaps teaching using Alternative Delivery Methods most of this year has sparked some fresh ideas for you. This is your opportunity! The VP Academic...

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M365 Workshop Feb. 24: New features in M365 Apps

Heidi Harding

Posted: February 23, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This month’s Microsoft 365 workshop will cover new features and updates to several M365 Apps, including :  Using Whiteboard for business and education  Channel Calendars for Teams New features in Forms  How to take control of your Teams Meetings  New 'Rule' feature in M365 Lists    New features in M365 Apps  Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams...

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Strategic Vision - Research Impact website launch

UNB Communications

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As part of our strategic vision, UNB Toward 2030, please visit the newly launched Research Impact website, which showcases some of the amazing research happening at UNB. While impossible to sum up the work of our hundreds of researchers in just a handful of stories, this site provides a snapshot of the breadth and depth of the important work happening on our campuses, and an introduction to some of the pioneers who endeavor to pull these ideas into focus and...

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Call for Nominations - Dr. James Downey Leadership Award

Sherrie Lynch

Posted: February 22, 2021 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 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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Brown Bag Series - Creative Assessment

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Our upcoming Faculty of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series will host Dr. Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University, 3M National Fellow, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 12 - 1 p.m. She will explore “using creative assessments and preparing creative assessment questions."  Please join us. The zoom meeting’s id and passcode are below. https://zoom.us/j/99928260774?pwd=TmJXUkhHdm44RTllcmFOY21nOWpBdz09 Meeting ID: 999 2826 0774 Passcode: 476544   Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Madlyn Phillips

UNB Communications

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Madlyn Phillips, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2021. She was 94. Madlyn was born in Fredericton in 1926 and attended UNB, where she enjoyed both the rigors of her studies and the vibrancy of academic social life. She graduated in 1947 with a bachelor of arts degree. After pursuing studies in library science at the University of Rhode Island, she returned to Fredericton and accepted a job at the Harriet Irving...

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Reminder: Changes to Financial Queries

Jill Gallagher

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder that Financial Queries will be decommissioned from eServices on March 1. As part of the University’s ongoing initiative, led by ITS, to discontinue eServices, Financial Queries has been transitioned to Colleague Self-Service. Financial Queries will still be available through eServices until February 28, 2021. To access Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, go to: myUNB Portal (my.unb.ca) Colleague Self Service (launch menu) Financial...

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Summer Institute Information Session

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Summer Institute online information session will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. Are you ready to make your passion your career? The Summer Institute is a 12-week accelerator that will help you to take your passion project and turn it into a sustainable business. We offer our cohort members an intensive set of courses that will provide you with education and mentoring to make the best decisions for your business. In addition, we provide funding and design work during your time with...

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UNB Alumni Trivia Night

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Time for some friendly UNB alumni competition! Join us for a fun-filled night with Tony's Total Trivia to test your trivia knowledge, all from the comfort of your home. Your host will take you through the evening with multiple rounds of questions, covering an array of topics and themes from movies, music, and more. Attendees will receive a copy of their own trivia tally sheet in advance of the event.  Do you think you have what it takes to take to become the trivia champion? #ProudlyUNB...

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Occupational Health & Safety Information Sessions - Register Today!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


There’s still time to register for tomorrow’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) information sessions.  Choose from: Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) 5:30 p.m. Atlantic / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Register for COHS information session  Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (DOHS) 7 p.m. Atlantic / 6 p.m. Eastern Register for DOHS information session  Each one-hour session will include an overview of the program, how to apply, Q&A, and...

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Cine Club: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: February 22, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for this UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series screening of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner directed by Zacharias Kunuk (2001), on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The film will be introduced by Dr. Greg Marquis, Professor, History and Politics, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. Open to all members of the UNB community. Running time: 172 min. SCROLL DOWN FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS URL. ABOUT THE FILM: Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner is an epic film made by and about the...

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You're invited to a virtual Town Hall: State of the University

UNB Communications

Posted: February 19, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual town hall with UNB’s President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle on Thursday, Feb 25.   As we continue to navigate our way through the learning environment we find ourselves in, we need to take the opportunity to come together to discuss our strategic vision for UNB, our current financial situation and to hear the latest on COVID-19. Faculty and staff will also have an opportunity to ask questions.    We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle, and...

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UNB BLSA presents Advancing Racial Diversity in the Judiciary

Alysha-Rae Weekes

Posted: February 19, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In celebration of Black History Month, UNB Black Law Students’ Association will be hosting a panel of Atlantic judges of colour to discuss their experiences navigating race in the judiciary. Judge Ronda van der Hoek, Judge Aleta Cromwell, and Judge Perry Borden of the Provincial and Family Courts of Nova Scotia will be our panelists for the Teams event. All students and staff are welcome to attend.  Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 Time: 6:30 p.m. AST Event link:...

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EFT Climate Adaptation Report

Matt Bishop

Posted: February 19, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick - Saint John campus is completing a Campus-Wide Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. The objective of this session is to prioritize adaptation strategies of interest in response to the climate change risks and vulnerabilities identified in the campus risk and vulnerability assessment. The strategies focus on University infrastructure, core services, and natural elements. The goal of the project is to develop strategic adaptation options to build climate...

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Using Tor browsing and torrents safely for academic purposes

Erik Denis

Posted: February 19, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you need to use Tor browsing or torrent tools as part of your research or studies? While these tools can serve legitimate purposes in academia and research, they are also often used for illegal and nefarious activities and when not accessed or used securely, can put you at risk of identity theft, extortion, malware being installed on your device, and more.  If you need to access these tools for academic or research purposes, please contact Erik Denis (Senior Cybersecurity Officer,...

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Employee discount program offered by strategic partner

Sandra Howland

Posted: February 19, 2021 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Irving Energy is offering UNB faculty, staff, students and alumni special pricing on home heating:  discounts of 7 cent per litre on heating oil and 15 cents per litre on propane. Participants in this program can also earn AIR MILES Reward Miles. To take advantage of this offer, call 1-888-310-1924 and mention code 9005. This special offer is extended in recognition of UNB's strategic partnership with Irving Oil. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Sandra...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: February 18, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 9, from 3 - 4 p.m. [link sent by request to quest-sj@unb.ca] This session will feature:  Methodological Focus: “One organization’s experience integrating mixed-methods designs into their research.”  Kate Ellis, BA., MA., Research & Quality Coordinator at Loch Lomond Villa, will share experiences integrating mixed-methods models into long-term care research and discuss some of the...

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M365 Workshop on Feb. 24: New features in M365 Apps

Heidi Harding

Posted: February 18, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This month’s Microsoft 365 workshop will cover new features and updates to several M365 Apps, including :  Using Whiteboard for business and education  Channel Calendars for Teams  New features in Forms  How to take control of your Teams Meetings  New 'Rule' feature in M365 Lists  New features in M365 Apps  Wednesday, Feb. 24  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams...

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Information Regarding 2020 T4 Income Tax Slips

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Payroll Services has posted the 2020 T4 income tax slips to Colleague Self-Service. Once logged in to your myUNB portal, https://my.unb.ca/Pages/default.aspx 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...

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Must add @unb.ca to your login ID starting Feb. 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As part of the necessary updates to UNB’s login services on Feb. 27, you will need to add @unb.ca to your login ID - UNBloginID@unb.ca – when logging in. What else do I need to know about the updates on Feb. 27? Once the upgrades are complete, you will see a new login screen on most UNB IT services. most IT services will require multi-factor authentication (MFA), working the same as your M365 services. Please review and update your departmental content To help provide...

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SAS Software Licences Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

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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Faculty of Business Research Colloquium

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Business Research Colloquium will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, from 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., via Zoom. Two very interesting presentations regarding diabetes screening and community well-being in New Brunswick are scheduled. Session 1 (10:45 – 11:30 a.m.)  Title: Improving Pre-Screening Tool of Diabetes Using Artificial Neural Network  Presenters:  Dr. Dongmin Kim, Professor, Management Information Systems and Electronic Commerce, UNB Saint John Dr. Brian...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Sharing a Microsoft Stream video

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking to share a Teams meeting recording or video with your class? Microsoft Stream is an easy way to create and securely share videos and recordings with others at UNB. When uploading a video to Stream, make sure you update your video permissions so it’s visible to your intended audience only, such as the students in your class or those who attended your meeting.  To upload and share a Stream video: In Stream, click ‘+ Create’  Drag...

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UNB Talks Online: Reinventing Your Career Search in 2021

UNB Alumni

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni is pleased to host UNB Talks Online: Reinventing Your Career Search in 2021. At this month’s UNB Talks webinar, alumni experts will share their job search strategy tips and experience for successfully securing new opportunities, despite ongoing change and uncertainty with COVID-19. Date: Wednesday, Feb. 24 Time: 12 -1 p.m. (AST) Learn more and register online. Panelists Adam Creaghan (BBA'12) is a Senior Consultant with Meridia Recruitment...

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UNB Go CODE Girl

Grace Ashfield

Posted: February 17, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB will host Go CODE Girl, a one-day conference being held virtually on Saturday, March 6. Open to girls in grades 7-10 across New Brunswick, Go CODE Girl programs are designed to introduce participants to the wide range of career possibilities available in the rapidly-growing fields of technology, computing and software engineering. At Go CODE Girl, participants discover the digital skills that will drive tomorrow’s coolest communications, most imaginative innovations and most...

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Cybersecurity Alert: Beware of tax refund email scams

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With another tax season upon us, faculty, staff and students should once again be on the lookout for emails from cyber criminals claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) and asking you to click a link to claim your tax refund. Don’t fall for a tax refund scam - 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...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Uzma Jalaluddin

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author Uzma Jalaluddin discussing her debut novel, Ayesha at Last. Ayesha at Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community.  The book has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus. Ayesha at Last was named the 2019 Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year, long-listed for the Stephen...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Human Resources is pleased to offer additional Pre-Retirement sessions. Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  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. Due to COVID-19, we will again be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format. ...

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Fergusson Foundation Calls for Award Nominations

Fergusson Foundation

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fergusson Foundation is calling for nominations for the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award. Created in 1992, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions toward preventing and eliminating family violence in Canada. The Award, presented annually, will be presented at the Foundation’s 2021 Award Ceremony. In addition to the award, a donation is made, in the name of the recipient, to a registered...

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UNBers named McCall MacBain Scholarship finalists

UNB Communications

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


University of New Brunswick students Jillian Lamb (BSc’19) and Jackson Weir (BSc'21) have been named finalists for the inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies. The scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University while connecting with mentors and participating in an intensive leadership development program. Lamb and...

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MIDAS (Maritime Inter-Disciplinary Arts Seminar) Webinar Series

Rose Torres

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Maritime Inter-disciplinary Arts Seminar (MIDAS) Webinar will feature Dr. Chris 'Nob' Doran and Dr. Joseph Galbo (UNB Saint John) on Friday, Feb. 26, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Learning from five-year-old Joanne: Lessons For theorists, methodologists and activists - Dr. Chris ‘Nob’ Doran/UNB This paper (an extract from `doran, nob {forthcoming} “Codifying Parrhesian Bodies”, Oxford: Routledge’) examines the contributions to social science  that can be gained by...

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Cine Club: The Lady in Number 6

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., for the third screening of the UNB Saint John Winter 2021 Film Series, open to all members of the UNB community. The film, The Lady in Number 6, directed by Malcolm Clarke (2013), will be introduced by Dr. Cheryl Fury, History and Politics, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. Running time: 39 min. Scroll down for Microsoft Teams URL. About the Film: "The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting...

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Mourning the passing of faculty member Eben Otuteye

UNB Communications

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of faculty member Eben Otuteye, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2021. He was 64. Originally from Ghana, Eben joined the faculty of management on UNB’s Fredericton campus as an assistant professor in 1987 and was promoted to professor in 2003.  A dedicated educator, Eben taught finance courses in the BBA, MBA and Interdisciplinary PhD programs and developed considerable expertise in offering various online courses. Over the...

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Last chance to register for the Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:33:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you want to advance your management career, UNB’s online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is for you.   Join us on Friday, Feb. 19 for a FREE information session to learn more about this competency-based training program.  The one-hour session starts at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) and concludes with a Q&A period. Sign up today! Can’t make it on Feb. 19?  Register for the event and we will send you a link to the recording.  Future...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

Posted: February 16, 2021 10:31:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has a current need for volunteers. You don't need to be a tax expert, training and support are provided. Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? Visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In person and virtual experiences are available. Organizations welcome students, faculty and...

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You're invited to a virtual Town Hall: Update on state of the University

UNB Communications

Posted: February 12, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual town hall with UNB’s President Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle on Thursday, Feb 25.   As we continue to navigate our way through the learning environment we find ourselves in, we need to take the opportunity to come together to discuss our strategic vision for UNB, our current financial situation and to hear the latest on COVID-19. Faculty and staff will also have an opportunity to ask questions.    We hope you will join Dr. Mazerolle, and...

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SUB Closed Monday, Feb. 15

Matthew Theriault

Posted: February 12, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advise the Student Union Building will be closed on Family Day - Feb. 15. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture

Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted: February 12, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join the Fredericton faculty of arts for the annual W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The lecture will be given by historian Dr. Shirley Tillotson, professor emeritus at Dalhousie University and University of King's College. A Region of Feeling: Bringing the History of Emotions to Political Economy in Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada’s historiography mixes the cool scientific voice of political economy with a mix of other rhetorical tones: righteous anger,...

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Boost your career with one of these graduate programs

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: February 12, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Thinking of a new career, a promotion, or of leading your business to new levels? Find out how these graduate programs in quantitative investing and business can help you.  Join us on MS Teams on Feb. 20 to learn about our Master in Quantitative Investment Management or Master in Business Administration programs. Talk to our advisors to learn about the business knowledge and specialized skills these programs provide and find out what our graduates are doing.  Master in Quantitative...

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Alumni News: The Beaverbrook Scholarships: A century of changing young lives

Alumni Office

Posted: February 12, 2021 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In 1920, Sir William Maxwell “Max” Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, established the Beaverbrook Entrance Scholarships, and with them, a legacy of philanthropy and excellence in education that is an indelible part of UNB’s identity. Because of his generosity, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been changing many young lives for over a century and allowing its scholars to become pioneers in their fields and have positive influencers on their communities and the world. Read about the...

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Reminder: UNBF funding opportunity - Teaching and Learning Priority Fund

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: February 11, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's that time of year! We have funding available again for those of you who are interested in trying something new in the classroom (virtual or face to face).  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? Perhaps teaching using Alternative Delivery Methods most of this year has sparked some fresh ideas for you. This is your opportunity! The VP Academic...

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Mourning the passing of Deborah Armstrong

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: February 11, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For those who knew Deb, you know that she touched many, many lives and was  instrumental teaching in our Co-op, MBA and Undergraduate programs. Deb Armstrong spent her life enriching the lives of others; both human and animal. She has indeed impacted us all and left us in a much better place.  Rest in peace Deb. You will be deeply missed. Education, teaching, and a passionate love of learning were a huge part of Deb’s life. After​ graduating from Saint John Vocational...

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Darwin Day 2021 Lecture

Brian Hayden

Posted: February 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Charles Darwin was born on the 12th of February 1809, a date which is now celebrated by biologists across the globe as ‘Darwin Day.' To mark this milestone, the Department of Biology at UNB Fredericton will be holding a special public lecture on Friday, Feb. 12, from 7 - 9 p.m. Dr. Andrew Hendry, a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at McGill University will deliver the lecture titled, “Darwin in The Machine: Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics In Nature.” Please join us for a...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guest speaker - Dr. Katherine Tamminen

Leslie Harquail

Posted: February 10, 2021 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Katherine Tamminen will present at the Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium entitled, "Processes of Coping and Communication between Parents and Athletes in Youth Sport," on Friday, Feb. 12, from 1:30 - 2:50 p.m. https://blogs.unb.ca/faculty-of-kinesiology/ If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: jonathon.edwards@unb.ca. Talk overview/description: In this presentation, Dr. Tamminen will provide an overview of her research in the area of youth sport....

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Certificate in Adult Education Virtual Information Session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 10, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you new to a role that involves teaching or training employees in your department? Do you have the necessary skills to teach or train adult learners effectively? We can help. On Wednesday, Mar. 17, representatives from the UNB Faculty of Education will host a FREE information session about the Certificate in Adult Education (CAE). Join us at 2 p.m. Atlantic (1 p.m. Eastern) to learn how the CAE program can help you understand adult education principles and develop skills to be an...

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Guest Lecture by Dr. Aaron Persad (MIT)

Siddharth Raval

Posted: February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join the Department of Mechanical Engineering class ME3433 (Heat Transfer) for a guest lecture with Dr. Aaron Persad, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, entitled, On the Physical Mechanisms of Evaporation: A look at theories experiments and controversies.  This lecture will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, between 1 – 2 p.m., via MS Teams (link below). Link:  MS Teams  Speaker Bio: Dr. Aaron H. Persad is a Research Scientist in the Microfluidics and...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Add a file upload to your MS Forms questions

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 10, 2021 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to have students or other responders attach files when completing a form or survey? Use the ‘File Upload’ feature in MS Forms to allow responders to attach a file to a question. That file is then stored in the ‘Apps’ folder in your OneDrive. A maximum of 10 files is allowed per question and you get to choose the maximum file size (10MB, 100MB or 1GB). Remember that these files will use your OneDrive space (5TB). To add a...

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Occupational Health & Safety Information Sessions

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Did you know the UNB College of Extended Learning has been offering Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training since 2001 and is a leader in online OHS education? Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 24 for free information sessions about our fully online training programs and learn how OHS can benefit your career. Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) 5:30 p.m. Atlantic / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Register for COHS information session  Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (DOHS) 7 p.m....

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: February 9, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Human Resources is pleased to offer additional Pre-Retirement sessions. Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  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. Due to COVID-19, we will again be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format. ...

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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: February 9, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's department of history and politics will host a book launch for The Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics edited by Joanna Everitt and Manon Tremblay. This event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 - 7 p.m. (ADT). Speakers include: Joanna Everitt (UNB), Manon Tremblay (U of Ottawa), Roberta Lexier (Mont Royal U), J.P. Lewis (UNB), Angelia Wagner (U of Alberta), Taryn Husband-Ceperkovic (U of Ottawa) and Melissa Haussman (Carleton...

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W. Stewart McNutt Memorial Lecture

Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted: February 9, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Arts, on the Fredericton campus, will host the annual W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 7 - 8:30 p.m (AST). Historian Dr. Shirley Tillotson, Professor Emerita at Dalhousie University and University of King's College, will discuss, "A Region of Feeling: Bringing the History of Emotions to Political Economy in Atlantic Canada." Atlantic Canada’s historiography mixes the cool scientific voice of political economy with a mix of other rhetorical...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Jeff Burkard

UNB Communications

Posted: February 9, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Jeffrey Jay Burkard, who passed away on Jan. 26, 2021. He was 66.  Born in Buffalo, NY, and a graduate of UNB’s master of physical education program (’83), Jeff began working in the faculty of kinesiology at UNB Fredericton in 1985. Over the years, he held a number of administrative positions, including the aquatics coordinator, the director of recreation services, and, for...

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Reminder: Changes to Financial Queries

Jill Gallagher

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder that Financial Queries will be decommissioned from eServices on March 1. As part of the University’s ongoing initiative, led by ITS, to discontinue eServices, Financial Queries has been transitioned to Colleague Self-Service. Financial Queries will still be available through eServices until February 28, 2021. To access Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, go to: myUNB Portal (my.unb.ca) Colleague Self Service (launch menu) Financial...

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Airline Travel Credits

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you are someone who may have booked airline tickets prior to the COVID-19 closure and travel restrictions for UNB travel, and if you are holding a travel credit, we are asking you to take a look at your airline credit documentation. Your travel credit may be due to expire soon. If this applies to you, please contact the airline that you have a credit with to: 1)    Request a travel voucher that will not expire and/or can be transferred to another UNB traveler’s name if...

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New UNB Online Registration System available March 1

UNB Registrar Offices

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s new online registration system will be available to students starting March 1, 2021. Accessed through Colleague Self-Service in the myUNB Portal, the new online registration is replacing Web Advisor, UNB’s previous online registration tool, which must be fully decommissioned by June 30, 2021. Transitioning students to the new online registration system Starting March 1, current students will be able to register for Summer term courses using the new Colleague Self-Service...

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Seminar: Choosing to be Scientific About Data Analysis

Cindy Thomas

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Jeffrey Picka will speak on "Choosing to be Scientific About Data Analysis" on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. via MS Teams:  https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MzYyZDE2MDItNzI2My00ODAzLWI4NjgtNzdjMWU2YzZmYjNh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22244e6ed2-339a-47f3-b95c-e45351c198b7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bfbf42b5-4502-4f4e-bb6a-a22f707a080c%22%7d Critical analysis of the use of machine learning and statistical inference in scientific methodology requires a...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Uzma Jalaluddin

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author Uzma Jalaluddin discussing her debut novel, Ayesha at Last. Ayesha at Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community.  The book has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus. Ayesha at Last was named the 2019 Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year, long-listed for the Stephen...

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Winter WIPS - Works in Progress Sessions on Feb. 10

Catherine Foster

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


WIPS - Works in Progress Sessions - are informal presentations given by Education graduate students, faculty and staff on their ideas and research. Each session has one 15-minute presentation followed by a discussion. The goal of WIPS is to offer a safe, respectful and supportive environment for sharing ideas and research interests. Join us online via Zoom. These sessions will not be recorded. If you’d like to attend please email JEN ROWETT, JEN.ROWETT@UNB.CA  for the Zoom link and...

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Cine Club: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: February 8, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for the second screening of the UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series, open to all members of the UNB community, featuring the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin (2012). The film will be introduced by Dr. Miriam Jones, Associate Professor, Humanities and Languages, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. Date and time: Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Running time: 1:33 min. SCROLL DOWN FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS URL. ABOUT THE FILM: "In...

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Reminder: Early TimeEntry Cutoff - Feb. 19, 2021

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: February 5, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Family Day holiday weekend, it is necessary for Payroll Services to change the TimeEntry cut-off dates for employee submission of hours and supervisor approval for the pay of Feb. 19, 2021. Employee TimeEntry Cut-Off - Employees using TimeEntry timesheets must have all hours entered, electronically signed and submitted to their supervisor for approval by midnight, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through TimeEntry by 11 a.m.,...

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Climate Change Adaptation Consultation

Brad Nason

Posted: February 5, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick - Saint John campus is completing a Campus-Wide Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. The objective of this session is to prioritize adaptation strategies of interest in response to the climate change risks and vulnerabilities identified in the campus risk and vulnerability assessment. The strategies focus on university infrastructure, core services, and natural elements. The goal of the project is to develop strategic adaptation options to build climate...

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Claiming Home Office Expenses

Cindy M. Flann

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Further to the communication on December 18, 2020, the Government of Canada has made home office expense deductions available to more Canadians and has simplified the way employees can claim these expenses on their 2020 personal income tax return.   Please refer to the Claiming Home Office Expenses document located on the Financial Services website under the "Important" yellow section to assist eligible employees on the steps to submit a claim. Category: News and Notices Article...

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Changes to how you log in to UNB services starting February 27

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s existing authentication services have reached their end of life and must be upgraded by March 2021 to ensure continued, secure login services for the university. On February 27, ITS is performing necessary updates to UNB’s login services. Once these upgrades are complete you will see a new login screen on most UNB IT services and: You will need to add @unb.ca to your login ID - UNBloginID@unb.ca  As part of this update, most IT services will now require multi-factor...

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Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) – Instructor Feedback Gathering

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The SOS Administrator Team is conducting drop-in sessions to gather instructors’ feedback about the new Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS). We would like to hear your thoughts about the new online SOS. Your input could help us improve the online system and the administration of the SOS.  The drop-in sessions are scheduled for: February 9, 2021 (Tuesday) 10 – 11 a.m. via Microsoft Teams (Session Link) February 10, 2021 (Wednesday) 1 – 2 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (Session...

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Health & Environment Research Experience Award

UNB Communications

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Rosemary Aicher Health & Environment Research Experience (HERE) Award will provide an opportunity for UNB Saint John students to be involved in research that investigates how environmental factors affect health outcomes.  The award is intended to provide support toward employment of a promising student during the summer term (minimum 14 weeks), with additional funds available to continue research activity during the academic year.  The HERE Award is intended to be...

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The UNB Art Centre Celebrates Black History Month

Lori Quick

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month with a special project that brings portraits of Black New Brunswickers to the streets of Fredericton. In partnership with UNB’s Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the City of Fredericton, this project recognizes the achievements and experiences of remarkable individuals. These banners will be displayed on Regent and Westmorland Streets throughout the month of February. As well, posters from...

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Alumni News: Mapping out a future for the medical profession in Canada

Alumni Office

Posted: February 4, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB alumna Dr. Ann Collins (BSc’80), president of the Canadian Medical Association, is the ninth woman elected to the role in the organization’s 153-year history. Being a strong voice for physicians and patients at a critical time for the profession is a key priority for Dr. Collins. Read how she’s mapping out a future for the medical profession in Canada. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Uzma Jalaluddin

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: February 3, 2021 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author Uzma Jalaluddin discussing her debut novel, Ayesha at Last. Ayesha at Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community.  The book has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus. Ayesha at Last was named the 2019 Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year, long-listed for the Stephen...

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Full-time Faculty members and Contract Academic Employees/Instructors invited to complete academic survey

Mercy C. Oyet

Posted: February 3, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Full-time Faculty members and Contract Academic Employees/Instructors teaching in the University of New Brunswick are invited to take part in a research study entitled “An investigation of professors’ responses to students’ evaluations of other professors on ratemyprofesssors.com.” The goal of this study is to gain insights into how professors perceive fellow professors and relate to them in light of students’ evaluations of the fellow professor on...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: MS Teams now has Live Captions for One-to-One Calls

IT Service Desk

Posted: February 3, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: It is now easier to follow along during Teams Calls using live captions.  Teams now offers the ability to have live captions during one-on-one (1:1) calls, providing those who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with different levels of language proficiency, and participants in loud places another way to follow along. Note: this feature was already available for Teams Meetings.  To start live captions for 1:1 Calls: During the call, click...

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Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: February 3, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking to hone your management skills? If so, we can help. On Friday, Feb. 19, the UNB College of Extended Learning is hosting a free information session about the online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME).  Join us at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) to learn how the CME program can be personalized to focus on your skills and knowledge gaps. The one-hour session will include an overview of the CME program, how to apply, and more. Sign up today! Category: News and...

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UNB honours Black History Month

Communications Office

Posted: February 2, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


During the month of February, UNB celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by honouring and acknowledging the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and people of African descent – achievements that have far too often been erased or ignored. At UNB, we stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB and acknowledge the violent histories of Black dispossession in Canada. Black History Month also serves as a reminder for non-racialized people to stand in...

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Film: I Am Not Your Negro

Miriam Jones

Posted: February 1, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for the first screening of the UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series, open to all members of the UNB community: I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck (2016). The film will be introduced by Dr. Joe Galbo, Professor, Social Sciences, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. The screening will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: "I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never...

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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: February 1, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's department of history and politics will host a book launch for The Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics edited by Joanna Everitt and Manon Tremblay. This event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 - 7 p.m. (ADT). Speakers include: Joanna Everitt (UNB), Manon Tremblay (U of Ottawa), Roberta Lexier (Mont Royal U), J.P. Lewis (UNB), Angelia Wagner (U of Alberta), Taryn Husband-Ceperkovic (U of Ottawa) and Melissa Haussman (Carleton...

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Sawyer Hannay, CEO of Country Liberty, at the RBC Lunch and Learn

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: February 1, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre is excited to be hosting an innovative business leader, Sawyer Hannay, CEO of Country Liberty, online on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 12 - 1 p.m. Sawyer has a wealth of knowledge about growing a nationally recognized brand from right here on the East Coast. With his recent appearance and deal from Dragon's Den, Sawyer is an energizing business leader whose expertise can help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Tune in on Facebook...

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D2L Brightspace Support and Assistance

Debbie Goguen

Posted: January 29, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a question about how something works in D2L Brightspace or how your students can access your class on Teams?  Please join us in one of our weekly drop-in sessions. There are a couple of different ways for instructors to get assistance with D2L Brightspace and Teams. D2L Drop-In Each Tuesday, beginning Feb. 2, 2021, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. there will be a drop-in session for all your D2L Brightspace & Teams questions. At this live drop-in, you will be able to get help on any...

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Department of History’s 5th Annual Black History Month Lecture

Department of History

Posted: January 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All are invited to join the UNBF Department of History for Dr. Melanie J. Newton's lecture, “’This island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother:’ Afro-Indigeneity, Gender and Survival in the Lesser Antilles.” Thursday, Feb.11, 2021 at 7 p.m. (AST) Please join us for this live online event.  Link to lecture:             https://tinyurl.com/y3xc2ode  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Reminder: UNBF funding opportunity - Teaching and Learning Priority Fund

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 29, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's that time of year! We have funding available again for those of you who are interested in trying something new in the classroom (virtual or face to face).  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? Perhaps teaching using Alternative Delivery Methods most of this year has sparked some fresh ideas for you. This is your opportunity! The VP Academic...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Ruth Elliott

UNB Communications

Posted: January 29, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Ruth Elliott, who passed away on Jan. 12, 2021. She was 97. Born in Petitcodiac, N.B., Ruth trained and worked as a machinist during the Second World War, producing defence equipment at Waterbury’s Machine Shop after her husband enlisted. She began working at UNB in July 1967 as a part-time evening staff member for the first summer session at the Harriet Irving Library. In November 1975, she started...

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UNB mental health strategist encourages the community to connect as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day

Communications Office

Posted: January 28, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Over the past year, the world has changed. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe and has drastically changed the way we live, study, work and socialize. On Jan. 28, UNB mental health strategist Matthew MacLean joined millions of Canadians in recognizing the importance of talking about mental health as part of this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day. “The entire world has been impacted by the pandemic, with everyone experiencing challenges of some sort that...

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UNB Tender Extension for Server Hardware, Disk Arrays and Network Attached Storage

ITS Procurement

Posted: January 28, 2021 10:38:00 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 Server Hardware, General-Purpose Disk Arrays, and Network Attached Storage. Server Hardware: BulletProof (Dell servers) – extended until Feb. 15, 2022 Compugen (Lenovo servers) – extended until Feb. 15, 2022 General-Purpose Disk Arrays and Network Attached Storage: Anisoft (IBM & Lenovo) – extended until Feb. 15, 2022 For a...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: January 28, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Human Resources is pleased to offer additional Pre-Retirement sessions. Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  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. Due to COVID-19, we will again be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format. ...

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Alumni News: UNB's response to COVID-19

Alumni Office

Posted: January 28, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to New Brunswick, Dr. Kathy Wilson (BN’87, PhD’08), UNB’s acting vice-president academic for the Fredericton campus, knew she had to step up to lead for the university’s emergency health response efforts. She also knew that she had competent people around her to help. “It’s phenomenal to me that so many people at UNB have pulled together to work tirelessly and selflessly to manage this. It’s absolutely amazing....

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Fridge for Sale

Judy Babin

Posted: January 28, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The department of anthropology on the Fredericton campus is selling a 2018 Danby 11cu All Fridge White glass (model DAR110A1WDD). Like new - 2018 Danby 11cu All Fridge White glass (model # DAR110A1WDD), purchased new from Worral's furniture located in Fredericton.   Refrigerator unit offers more fridge space without a freezer.  This model serves up 11 cubic feet (311 litres) of cool storage area, and the prestigious Energy Star rating and high-tech mechanical thermostat. ...

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UNB Fredericton Final Exam Schedule (Winter 2021) Posted

Registrar's Office - Systems Information Unit

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton's Final Exam Schedule is now live online for the 2021 Winter term.   Final exams will occur from April 17 - 27. Please visit the link to search for your courses final exam date/time. Fredericton Exam Schedule Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Registrar's Office - Systems Information Unit Email Address: academic.services@unb.ca

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Film: I Am Not Your Negro

Miriam Jones

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for the first screening of the UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series, open to all members of the UNB community: I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck (2016). The film will be introduced by Dr. Joe Galbo, Professor, Social Sciences, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. The screening will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. ABOUT THE FILM: "I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never...

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NEW: UNB Alumni volunteer platform

Alumni Office

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Engaged alumni are the heart of our 93,000+ Alumni Association – and that includes alumni working as faculty and staff at UNB. We are so grateful to all who have previously volunteered or continue to contribute your time and talents to UNB.  Thank you! This month, we’re excited to launch a new easy-to-use online sign-up platform, for both our existing and future volunteers! Volunteer opportunities bring graduates together for the common purpose of strengthening connections...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: MS Teams has a new app - Approvals!

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking to easily approve student presentation topics or departmental files? Teams now offers the ability for approval workflows. You’ll find an approvals tab in the left-hand side menu of Teams (you may need to click the ‘more’ (three dots) button to see it); this is your approvals hub. Here you will find items you have sent and received for approval and flows from SharePoint and Power Automate (Power Automate is considered an advanced...

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Child Participants and Their Parents Needed for Graduate Student Training Activity

Scott Ronis

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:30:00 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 virtually over Microsoft Teams. 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: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Introduction to Stats Course

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: January 27, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A Training in Basic Statistics: Describing Data course will be held. Dates:  Part 1, Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Part 2, Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.    Course Summary:  Statistics provides a set of tools that can be used to gain insight and answer practical questions using data, which always begins with describing data. This course (i) focuses on developing an understanding of the basic tools used to explore and describe data, and (ii)...

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Manage and protect your passwords with LastPass

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 26, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a hard time remembering all your passwords or creating strong, unique passwords for all your different accounts? UNB’s password manager (LastPass) can help. LastPass provides a secure spot to create, store and manage unique passwords for all your online accounts and services.  Through UNB, faculty and staff now have access to: LastPass Enterprise for storing and sharing UNB-related passwords and information with colleagues (available to faculty and staff only) LastPass...

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Changes to Financial Queries

Jill Gallagher

Posted: January 26, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Financial Queries will be decommissioned from eServices on March 1, 2021. As part of the University’s ongoing initiative, led by ITS, to discontinue eServices, Financial Queries has been transitioned to Colleague Self-Service. Financial Queries will still be available through eServices until February 28, 2021. To access Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, go to: myUNB Portal (my.unb.ca) Colleague Self Service (launch menu) Financial Management  Finance...

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W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture

Carolyn Williston-Aubie

Posted: January 26, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Arts for the annual W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture, which will be given by historian Dr. Shirley Tillotson, Professor Emerita at Dalhousie University and University of King's College. Dr. Tillotson will discuss, "A Region of Feeling: Bringing the History of Emotions to Political Economy in Atlantic Canada" on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. (AST) Atlantic Canada’s historiography mixes the cool scientific voice of political economy with a mix of...

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M365 Workshop: Teams Breakout Rooms, Polls and more

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 26, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The M365 Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 27 will feature Teams Breakout Rooms, Polls and more! Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft 365 offers?  This workshop will cover several new features in Teams, including:  Breakout Rooms for Team Meetings  Teams Meeting Polls  Pinning and saving channel posts and Chat messages  New Teams status duration feature  Approvals And more…  Teams...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guest speaker - Dr. Cory Kulczycki

Leslie Harquail

Posted: January 26, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Cory Kulczycki will present at the Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium entitled, "A mixed methods approach to understanding the recreational climbing industry," on Friday, Jan. 29, from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: jonathon.edwards@unb.ca. Biography: Dr. Cory Kulczycki is an Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. He has an academic and research...

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Occupational Health & Safety Information Sessions - Register Today!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: January 25, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


There’s still time to register for the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) information sessions taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 27.  Choose from: Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) 5:30 p.m. Atlantic / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Register for COHS information session  Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (DOHS) 7 p.m. Atlantic / 6 p.m. Eastern Register for DOHS information session  Each one-hour session will include an overview of the program, how to apply, and...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Launch featuring Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: January 25, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society and the department of history and politics will host a book launch on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) via Microsoft Teams.   The book is entitled, Uneven Landscapes of Violence by Dr. Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez and will include the artist of the book cover Javier Dragustinovis who will talk about the book cover and what it means to be an artist on Mexico’s northern border. He is an artist and museum curator based in Matamoros,...

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Winter WIPS - Works in Progress Sessions

Catherine Foster

Posted: January 25, 2021 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


WIPS are informal presentations given by Education graduate students, faculty and staff on their ideas and research. Each session has one 15-minute presentation followed by a discussion. The goal of WIPS is to offer a safe, respectful and supportive environment for sharing ideas and research interests. Join us online via Zoom. These sessions will not be recorded. If you’d like to attend, please email JEN ROWETT, JEN.ROWETT@UNB.CA  for the Zoom link and passcode. Wednesdays, 12 - 1...

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The Fiddlehead and FROSTival: Free Online Poetry and Prose Readings

Kelsey Hovey

Posted: January 25, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fiddlehead will be hosting a free online poetry and prose reading in partnership with Fredericton FROSTival and Odd Sundays. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. AST and will feature readings by Elise Thorburn, the winner of our 2020 short-fiction contest, and poet Phoebe Wang. Fiddlehead Editor, Sue Sinclair will also be reading from the selection of Don Domanski poetry that was published in a memorial section of the Winter issue.  The readings will be...

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Saint John Drop-in Study Space Suspended in Red Phase

Danielle Fairweather

Posted: January 22, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In a continued effort to ensure the health and safety of our community, drop-in use of common study spaces will be suspended while we remain in the red phase of COVID-19 recovery. This affects the following locations: WC 31, HH 127, HH 236, IH 101/102 and IH 105. During this time, student study space can still be reserved in the following locations: Breakout Rooms: https://bookings.unb.ca/portal/ Hans W Klohn Commons Library: https://lib.unb.ca/services/bookings Category:...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Launch featuring Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: January 21, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society and the department of history and politics will host a book launch on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) via Microsoft Teams.   The book is entitled, Uneven Landscapes of Violence by Dr. Hepzibah Munoz-Martinez and will include the artist of the book cover Javier Dragustinovis who will talk about the book cover and what it means to be an artist on Mexico’s northern border. He is an artist and museum curator based in Matamoros,...

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UNBers receive NB Multicultural Council recognition

Communications Office

Posted: January 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Two members of the UNB community are being recognized as champions of cultural diversity by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council. Agunbiade Seun Richards, a PhD candidate at UNB Saint John who founded Door2Door Pickup Couriers, and Mary Ryan, an alumna and multiculturalism advocate, were both selected as Champions for Cultural Diversity 2020 by the council. Read more here. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Communications Office Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Canada Summer Jobs 2021- UNBSJ

Athena Grillakis

Posted: January 20, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The annual call for applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program launched on December 21, 2020, and will remain open until January 29, 2021.  To support employers through a period of economic recovery, Service Canada will fund up to 120,000 jobs for youth through CSJ 2021 - an increase of 40,000 jobs compared to last year. In addition, temporary flexibilities will be offered for CSJ 2021 to respond to the needs of employers and youth. Applicants can seek funding to hire...

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Canada Summer Jobs - Deadline for Fredericton campus-FR

Hilary Marks

Posted: January 20, 2021 10:33:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.  The deadline for submissions for the Fredericton campus is Friday, Jan. 22. The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: UNB Backgrounds for Teams now available!

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 20, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a new background for your next Teams meeting? UNB backgrounds for Teams are now available so you can attend your next class or meeting from your favourite campus views. See the available backgrounds.  To change your background before a meeting: After clicking ‘Join’ on your meeting, you will be prompted to choose your video and audio options Select ‘Background filters’ Click ‘+ Add new’ Browse and select the...

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Summer Institute Application Now Open

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: January 20, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Companies interested in participating in The Summer Institute’s 2021 cohort are strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the February 15th deadline. The Summer Institute is a 12-week accelerator based in Fredericton that accepts five to seven companies each year to participate in its intensive, globally recognized program. The 2020 program will run from April 27th until July 16th. Successful applicants receive stipends for living expenses, prototyping grants, access to their downtown...

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Directional signage on campus

UNB Communications

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The health and safety of the UNB community is our top priority. To ensure physical distancing, we will direct traffic through our buildings by using directional signage on doors, walls and floors. Always remember to look for markings denoting the traffic flow and follow these directions. Signage is posted on elevators denoting the maximum occupancy and temporary closures of spaces. To maintain the safety of students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, do not alter the...

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The Faculty of Education & NB Association for Community Living presentation

Catherine Foster

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Education & NB Association for Community Living present: “The Case of Luke Elwood,” A Documentary screening and discussion with panelists: Luke Elwood, Maureen Elwood, Gordon Porter and Wayne MacKay. This free public event will take place on Tuesday Jan. 26, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. ADT, Facebook Live stream https://www.facebook.com/UNBFEduc The year, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the landmark 1987 Luke Elwood case that was prepared for hearing by the Nova Scotia...

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Last chance to register for the Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you want to grow and develop as a leader, UNB’s online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is for you.   Join us on Friday, Jan. 22 for a FREE information session to learn how this competency-based program will help you develop the leadership attributes and skills you need to be the best you can be in your management role. The one-hour session starts at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) and concludes with a Q&A period. Sign up today! Can’t make it on January...

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Maritime Inter-disciplinary Arts Seminar (MIDAS) Webinar

Rose Torres

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:31:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The (Maritime Inter-disciplinary Arts Seminar) (MIDAS) Webinar will feature Dr. Arlo Kempf, OISE/Univerity of Toronto and Drs. Dawn Onishenko and Dionisio Nyaga, Ryerson University. Breaking Bread, White Postures, and Teacher Identity - Dr. Arlo Kempf, OISE/University of Toronto Reporting on the findings of a recent study on race, whiteness and teachers’ work, this presentation theorizes three distinct but related postures of White self-location and takes up the implications...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guests speaker Dr. Martin Sénéchal

Leslie Harquail

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Martin Sénéchal, Associate Professor Faculty of Kinesiology, will present - From Rimouski to New Brunswick: A long path worthwhile the detour.  If you are interested in attending, please email Dr. Jonathon Edwards at jonathon.Edwards@unb.ca for the link. This presentation will talk about Martin’s path and how he went from a Trainee to a PI at UNB. The presentation will be a mixture of lessons learned, advice, and research questions...

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M365 Workshop: Teams Breakout Rooms and More

Heidi Harding

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft 365 offers?  This workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from  2:30 – 3:30 p.m., will cover several new features in Teams, including:  Breakout Rooms for Team Meetings  Teams Meeting Polls  Pinning and saving channel posts and Chat messages  New Teams status duration feature  And more Teams Breakout Rooms, Polls, and more Online:...

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Learning Strategy & Assistive Technology Services

Rebecca Ward

Posted: January 19, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Learning Strategy & Assistive Technology Services are open to all UNB Fredericton students. The Student Accessibility Centre provides Learning Strategy and Assistive Technology services to all students on campus. Students interested in the services noted below may reach out directly to the staff member indicated for more information or to setup an appointment. Faculty and staff may refer any student to these services for more support. Learning Strategist (Janice...

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Final Reminder: UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey

Laurelle LeVert

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the unexpected closure of the physical Campus Bookstore at UNB Saint John, plans are underway for a new independent campus store for fall 2021.   We understand that losing the bookstore has impacted our campus community, and that there is a strong need and desire for something uniquely “ours” to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.   Please complete the UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey by Wednesday, Jan. 20, and let us know what...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Gerard Collins

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Award-winning author Gerard Collins will read from The Hush Sisters on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT). SPOILER ALERT:  The discussion assumes that every participant has read the book.  If you have not read it, or have not finished it, please be prepared to hear plot twists and perhaps the ending.   The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, and its private reading sponsors....

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Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award - Submission Deadline, February 1

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Senates’ Teaching Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for this award.  The deadline for deans and chairs to submit nominations to the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Submissions (pdf) may be emailed to nef@unb.ca The purpose of this award is to acknowledge those individuals who have taken a leadership role and have developed and improved the teaching culture within or beyond the university. The award is also designed to...

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Academic Accommodations and other Support for Fredericton Students With Disabilities

Kelley Bird

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) on the Fredericton campus is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities and works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to realize this commitment.  The SAC provides a variety of services to students with disabilities including: - Supporting instructional, classroom, and test/examination accommodations; - Disability guidance, support and advocacy for students; - Referrals to...

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RBC Virtual Lunch and Learn: How can the Centre help you?

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is pleased to present a session to help people start something new this year.    Do you have an idea that you want to make a business? Do you have the ability to make that happen? Do you need help getting off the ground? Tune in to learn about the many options available to community members from a variety of sectors. Our two accelerator programs, Energia Ventures, and The Summer Institute provide entrepreneurs...

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Reminder - Fredericton Campus Funding Opportunity - Teaching & Learning Priority Fund - Call for Submissions

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: January 18, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's that time of year! We have funding available again for those of you who are interested in trying something new in the classroom (virtual or face to face). 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? Perhaps teaching using Alternative Delivery Methods most of this year has sparked some fresh ideas for you. This is your opportunity! The VP Academic...

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UNB English Language Programme Academic English as a Second Language

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: January 18, 2021 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. Join us for our next class on Tuesday, Jan. 19.  These courses are also...

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Mailing Address for 2020 Employee Tax Slips

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: January 15, 2021 10:54:00 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 2020 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. To correct...

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COVID safety measures for classrooms and lecture halls

UNB Communications

Posted: January 15, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Keeping our UNB community safe is a shared responsibility. We rely on each other to maintain a healthy community by taking simple actions such as physical distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes. Health and safety requirements Workspaces, lecture theatres, classrooms and kitchenettes that remain open for use will have room-specific operational health and safety requirements: Face masks must be worn in all indoor...

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Location tracking during COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: January 15, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our faculty and staff. Although we have made great progress in reopening our campuses, there are additional necessary steps we need to take to keep each other safe as we work together to reduce the risk of COVID-19 cases in our community. We are required to collect location information of faculty and staff for the purposes of supporting contact tracing by New Brunswick Public Health.   You are required to provide the names and...

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MacLaggan Hall Water Shutdown

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: January 15, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations would like to advise that the hot water will be shut off at MacLaggan Hall on Monday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon to allow for repairs.   If you have any questions please contact our 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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Alumni News: Putting science research to practical use

Alumni Office

Posted: January 14, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


You might think that a researcher who’s dedicated his career to studying fungi and fungal toxins might be chained to his lab. But that’s not the case for UNB alumnus J. David Miller (BSc’75, MSc’78, PhD’81). Dr. Miller’s priority has always been to serve the community. He’s done so by influencing public policy, and taking on projects that enable practical and positive outcomes on the health of people and the planet. Read more Category: News and...

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Occupational Health & Safety Information Sessions

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: January 14, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Did you know the UNB College of Extended Learning (CEL) is home to the largest Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) program in Canada?   Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for free information sessions about our fully online OHS training programs and learn how the discipline of OHS can apply to your role as a supervisor, manager, or leader in your department. Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) 5:30 p.m. Atlantic / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Register for COHS information...

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COVID Alert

UNB Communications

Posted: January 13, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Government of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to download the COVID Alert app.  COVID Alert is a secure, reliable and user-friendly app that is an additional tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 is another way to protect yourself. COVID Alert helps us break the cycle of infection and notifies people of possible exposure before any...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Breakout Rooms now available in Teams!

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 13, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to separate your class or meeting attendees into different groups for discussion and collaboration? Teams now offers meeting breakout rooms! As the meeting organizer, you can set up as many breakout rooms as you need then assign your attendees to the rooms randomly or manually.  To add breakout rooms: While in the meeting, click the ‘Breakout room’ button (to the left of the ellipses button). Select the number of rooms...

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Webinar: Working Together To Shatter the Holy Hush

Alan M. Sears

Posted: January 13, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton and the Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre for Family Violence Research at UNB are cosponsoring a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7 - 8 p.m., featuring UNB Professor Emerita Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark.  She will speak on the topic, "Working Together to Shatter the Holy Hush: Personal Reflections on 25 years of Research and Activism on Intimate Partner Violence in Families of Faith." To learn more, or to register, visit nb.anglican.ca/holy-hush Category: News...

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UNB Chorale Winter 2021 Registration Open

Yunjia Dai

Posted: January 13, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Chorale Winter 2021 Registration, on the Fredericton campus, is now open. The Chorale will be starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Memorial Hall auditorium. All health and safety requirements will be met following the guidelines of NB Public Health. The full UNB Chorale Operational Plan for fall 2020 can be requested by email (musicart@unb.ca), and is also posted on the website of UNB Centre for Musical Arts. Spots are limited so please...

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2021 Vacation Accrual for Support Staff

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: January 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The 2021 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, you will have an additional plan listed as "Purchased Vacation."  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (506) 453-4648 or email hrandod@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Human Resources &...

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UNB Conservatory Announces Online Workshops

Mark Kleyn

Posted: January 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Over the past few years, the UNB Conservatory has offered workshops for a wide array of musical tastes and ability levels.  This winter, the Conservatory is moving its workshops online so participants can enrich their musical lives from home.  The workshops are open to the public and are geared towards amateur, student and professional musicians alike.   This year’s lineup includes a variety of workshops, aimed mostly at musician wellness and at giving...

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Winter WIPS - Works in Progress Sessions

Catherine Foster

Posted: January 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13th, our Winter WIPS - Works in Progress Sessions - Winter 2021 will begin! Join us via Zoom for these sessions.  WIPS are informal presentations given by Education graduate students, faculty and staff on their ideas and research. Each session has one 15-minute presentation followed by a discussion. The goal of WIPS is to offer a safe, respectful and supportive environment for sharing ideas and research interests. LOCATION online via Zoom. These sessions...

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Student Abroad 2021-22 Application Deadline Extension

Dave Andrews

Posted: January 12, 2021 10:15:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please note that while all Student Abroad programs remain suspended, the university is continuing to move forward and the Global Learning and Engagement office will be accepting applications for Student Abroad - Exchange programs for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters.   The deadline for Fall 2021 has been extended to February 1, 2021 and the deadline for Winter 2021 remains April 1, 2021. Students may apply now for the Winter 2022 semester. All students that apply will be provided...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Gerard Collins

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Award-winning author Gerard Collins will read from The Hush Sisters on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT). SPOILER ALERT:  The discussion assumes that every participant has read the book.  If you have not read it, or have not finished it, please be prepared to hear plot twists and perhaps the ending.   The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, and its private reading sponsors....

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Graduate Student Peer Support Groups

Matthew MacLean

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join a supportive community designed by, and for, UNB Graduate Students. Weekly meetings in a safe and confidential space will help you build connection and resilience as a member of an encouraging and understanding community. Groups are moderated by trained UNB Graduate Student volunteers. Each week introduces a different topic of discussion exploring issues and ideas that matter to you. Come prepared to listen, share and learn. Groups begin on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Choose from one of...

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UNB English Language Programme Academic English as a Second Language

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


AESL courses provide ongoing language support to full-time graduate and undergraduate students.  These credit courses are designed to provide continued language enhancement for students whose first language is not English. AESL 6022 is offered for graduate students.  Undergraduate courses (AESL 1012, 2012) and non-credit offerings (CELP 1002, CELP 1004) are also available, and are open to the general public.  Join us for the first class on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. For more...

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UNB computer science faculty member wins teaching innovation award

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari, assistant professor at UNB's faculty of computer science and research coordinator for the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC), recently won a 2019-2020 UNB teaching Innovation Award for his new teaching technique, Think-Qcussion. Dr. Lashkari believes that every classroom has its own unique community, especially when international students are exhibiting multicultural learning styles. To cater to diverse classroom environments and learners' needs, Dr....

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Premier's Council on Disabilities: Students with Disabilities Survey

Ally Buchanan

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A student consultation group from UNB’s Renaissance College is currently working with the Premier's Council on Disabilities regarding a survey that its developed. The group's members are aiming to research the barriers faced by individuals with disabilities or varying abilities regarding the post-secondary education system, with the goal of reducing these barriers at a provincial level.  The group is looking for New Brunswick residents to complete the survey, including temporary...

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Intro Stats Course

Jennifer Moorcraft

Posted: January 11, 2021 10:10:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Training in Basic Statistics: Describing Data Dates: Part 1, February 10, 2021, 10 -12 a.m. Part 2, February 17, 2021, 10 -12 a.m.   Course Summary  Statistics provides a set of tools that can be used to gain insight and answer practical questions using data, which always begins with describing data. This course (i) focuses on developing an understanding of the basic tools used to explore and describe data, and (ii) provides an overview of methods to generate and present summary...

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UNB professors receive Teaching Innovation Award

UNB Communications

Posted: January 8, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Arash Lashkari and Renee Gordon have received UNB’s Teaching Innovation Award for their creative approaches to instruction. Dr. Lashkari, from the faculty of computer science at UNB Fredericton, and Ms. Gordon, with the faculty of nursing at UNB’s Moncton site, were selected as the recipients by the university’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. The bi-campus body, chaired by Ken Reimer, director of the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning, determines award...

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Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: January 8, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have the necessary skills to apply for a managerial position?  Are you new to a leadership role in your department?  We can help. On Jan. 22, the UNB College of Extended Learning is hosting a free information session about the online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME). Join us at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) to learn how the CME program can help you set yourself up for success with the insight and tools you need to excel in a leadership role. The one-hour session...

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Call for Papers: Sport, Animals and Ethics Conference

Gabriela l. Tymowski-Gionet

Posted: January 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


From May 25 to May 29, 2021, the Faculty of Kinesiology at UNB Fredericton and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA will host a virtual conference on Sport, Animals and Ethics. We are inviting papers focused on ethical issues related to the involvement of animals in the context of sport, recreation or leisure. We welcome a wide spectrum of submissions; e.g., from direct use such as hunting animals to indirect involvement; e.g., the environmental/animal impact of golf courses.  We invite...

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Yoga class at UNB Saint John

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: January 8, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join the 8-week yoga class with Tara! Start date is Feb. 2 and it runs every Tuesday at 4:30 pm and Friday at 12:30 pm  Cost is $ 30 / person. Register now! https://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/athletics/fitness/classes.html Category : Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact Information Contact : Stephanie Guimond Email Address : Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca

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Borrow snowshoes and get outside at UNB Saint John

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: January 8, 2021 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you'd like a fun winter activity, look no further! Contact UNB Saint John Athletics to borrow some snowshoes and/or Nordic Walking poles. Contact Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca for more information. Must provide student, staff or faculty ID.   Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact Information Contact: Stephanie Guimond Email Address: Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca

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Download the COVID Alert app

UNB Communications

Posted: January 7, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Government of New Brunswick encourages all New Brunswickers to download the COVID Alert app. COVID Alert is a secure, reliable and user-friendly app that is an additional tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 is another way to protect yourself. COVID Alert helps us break the cycle of infection and notifies people of possible exposure before any symptoms...

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Canada Summer Jobs - Now Accepting Applications

Hilary Marks

Posted: January 7, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.  The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Ken Burke

UNB Communications

Posted: January 7, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Kenneth Burke, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2020. He was 85.  Born in Willenhall, England, Ken graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in 1958, a postgraduate diploma in 1959 and a PhD in applied geophysics in 1961. He immigrated to Canada in 1962 and taught at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba prior to joining UNB in 1969.  Ken served as a professor of geophysics in...

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Tabata classes resume at UNB Saint John

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: January 7, 2021 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Keep up your health and wellness routine with our Tabata classes. Start date is Monday, Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m.  Register now for second term! https://www.unb.ca/saintjohn/athletics/fitness/classes.html Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact Information Contact: Stephanie Guimond Email Address: Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca

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Water shutdown at Alumni Memorial

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: January 6, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations in Frederiction would like to advise that the water will be shut off at Alumni Memorial on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 1 - 3 p.m. to allow for repairs. If you have any questions please contact our 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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Reminder: UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey

Laurelle LeVert

Posted: January 6, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the unexpected closure of the physical Campus Bookstore at UNB Saint John, plans are underway for a new independent campus store for fall 2021.   We understand that losing the bookstore has impacted our campus community, and that there is a strong need and desire for something uniquely “ours” to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.   Please complete the UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey by Wednesday, Jan. 20, and let us know...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Set a duration for your Teams presence status

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 6, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Have you ever forgotten to change your Teams presence status back to ‘Available’ after a meeting?  You can use the ‘Duration’ feature in Teams to have your presence reset automatically.  To set the duration of your presence in Teams: Click your profile picture Hover over your current status Select ‘Duration’ from the menu Update ‘Status’ to the presence you would like to show and set ‘Reset...

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UNB English Language Programme winter course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: January 5, 2021 10:54:00 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 options, using a blend of virtual face-to-face classes and independent learning, are available to students of all proficiency levels - beginner to advanced: Intensive English for Academic Purposes (Jan. 11 – April 15, 2021) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study. Full-time language studies incorporate class time,...

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Multi-factor authentication now required to access all UNB M365 services

IT Service Desk

Posted: January 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As of Jan. 5, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now required to access all UNB Microsoft 365 (M365) services like Teams, email, OneDrive and SharePoint.   Visit our website for MFA help at www.unb.ca/its/mfa (no login required) for:   Instructions on how to set up MFA if you haven’t already done so FAQ and helpful information like:   What to expect when logging in to services with MFA   Tips to help reduce how often you’re prompted for...

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Winter Learning Communities - Last call for faculty/course participation

Dave Decker

Posted: January 4, 2021 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Happy New Year!  This is the last call for first-year courses to participate in the Winter Offering of the Learning Communities program.  The Learning Community program's core objective to ease students’ academic and social integration to UNB Saint John. The LC program is coordinated through Student Services and is a collection of “learning to learn” modules that are delivered outside of the regular class time. It is led by senior students who discuss core...

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Recruiting men living with extra weight for exercise study

Mohammad Keshavarz

Posted: January 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM AST

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 health/fiitness assessment and a free 12-week exercise program with an exercise professional delivered online at home without any equipment. Taking part in this study will help you begin a permanent healthy lifestyle through resistance training exercises. Contact us to secure your...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Canada Summer Jobs Accepting Applications

Hilary Marks

Posted: December 23, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.  The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young...

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UNB announces new education awards in honour of late dean Ann Sherman

Angie Deveau

Posted: December 23, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Students in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the faculty’s late dean Dr. Ann Sherman, thanks to a generous commitment of $400,000 from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation in support of early childhood education. The gift supports the annual awarding of four undergraduate Dr. Ann Sherman Scholarships in Early Childhood Education, valued at $5,000 each; two Dr. Ann Sherman Graduate Fellowships valued at...

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Holocaust survivor and UNB honorary degree recipient appointed to Order of Canada

Angie Deveau

Posted: December 23, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


University of New Brunswick honorary degree recipient and Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff was recently named a member of the Order of Canada for her distinguished career as an author, well-known historian and public speaker. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1926, Schiff, along with her father, mother, sister and grandmother, was deported to Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp located in the town of Terezin in what is now the Czech Republic. During her three years of...

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Submission Deadline for Neil Scott Educational Leadership Nominations

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 22, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Senates’ Teaching Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for this award. The deadline for deans and chairs to submit nominations to the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  The purpose of this award is to acknowledge those individuals who have taken a leadership role and have developed and improved the teaching culture within or beyond the university. The award is also designed to be in harmony with the Association of Atlantic...

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UNB economics professor included in the inaugural edition of Who is Who in Greece 2020

Angie Deveau

Posted: December 22, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Constantine Passaris, an economics professor at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, has been recognized in the inaugural edition of Who is Who in Greece 2020 for his service to his home country. Who is Who in Greece 2020 includes short biographical profiles of selected Greek prime ministers and prominent politicians, leading Greek academics and scientists, successful Greek industrialists, shipping magnates and entrepreneurs, as well as celebrated Greek poets, authors...

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Student Union Building - Holiday Closure

Matthew Theriault

Posted: December 21, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the SUB will be closing on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at 5 p.m. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Happy holidays from everyone at the SUB office. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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UNB Centre for Musical Arts brings you seasonal music selections

Yunjia Dai

Posted: December 21, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Season’s greetings from all of us at the UNB Centre for Musical Arts! We've prepared something special for our music friends this year. Starting Dec. 21, we're going to be posting seasonal music selections on Facebook for a "12-day Christmas Celebration." Enjoy a musical treat every day during the holiday break! We're starting with “An English Choral Melody” performed by the UNB Chorale at the 2019 Christmas concert. Let's sing along! Category: News and Notices Article...

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Multi-factor Authentication is just around the corner

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 18, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to pre-register for MFA* before the holidays - it will make your transition easier plus, if you need help during registration, you’ll be able to contact the IT Service Desk or your Level 1 right away. Instructions: go.unb.ca/mfa-register (login required) Already registered? Learn more about what to expect when MFA is turned on at go.unb.ca/mfa (click the ‘What to expect with MFA’ button)  *Starting Jan. 5,...

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LPN-BN Pathway program for licensed practical nurses adds 24 seats

UNB Communications

Posted: December 18, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Province of New Brunswick is providing funding to help licensed practical nurses (LPNs) apply directly to the bachelor of nursing program on the UNB Fredericton campus with the addition of 24 academic seats. This is a direct result of the New Brunswick Nursing Resource Strategy and will double the capacity of the program to 48. Read the full story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Speaker Series Online with William Stanley

Nandi Kaul

Posted: December 18, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Alumni William Stanley (BScEE'62), co-founder of Fundy Cable and Atlantic Hydrogen, talks about innovations in the cable industry and climate change in the 10th episode of the Faculty of Management Speaker Series Online.  Watch the full episode on YouTube. William Stanley is a pioneer in the Canadian cable industry, with 36 years of cable television communications experience, including five years in Kansas, before returning to New Brunswick in 1970 to co-found Fundy Cable, which grew...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

Posted: December 18, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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CETL Celebrates Teaching Excellence

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 17, 2020 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning has rolled out the 2020 version of its annual publication, Celebrating Teaching & Learning Excellence at UNB. This publication highlights our award-winning group of professors at UNB. Please take a moment to read through this online booklet available here. Find out what some of your colleagues have been doing and perhaps pick up a tip or two along the way. 2020 Teaching Award Recipients: Lucy Wilson - Biological Sciences, Allan P. Stuart...

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New leadership for the Canadian Rivers Institute: Dr. Michelle Gray appointed director in July

UNB Research

Posted: December 17, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Earlier this year, Dr. Michelle Gray officially assumed the role of director of the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), a network of 22 scientists at 14 institutions across Canada and internationally housed here at UNB. “Dr. Gray reflects CRI’s commitment to strong, innovative research, to using science for the good of all, and to inspiring and educating future experts,” said Dr. David MaGee, vice-president (research). “I know she will accomplish great things as its...

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Funding opportunity: Teaching and Learning Priority Fund Call for Submissions

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning (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 Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. 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? Perhaps teaching using Alternate Delivery Methods most of this...

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Latest issue of Alumni News is online

Alumni Office

Posted: December 17, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Read about some of our health heroes, the impact our researchers are making, UNB's response to the pandemic and more is this issue of Alumni News, now in a new web format. Check it out.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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UNB Student Union Welcome Center Holiday Closure

Karen Miner

Posted: December 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Student Union Welcome Center will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, and will re-open on Jan. 6, 2021. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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Renaissance College Holiday Closure

Jessica Bourque

Posted: December 16, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Renaissance College administrative offices will close for the holiday on Monday, Dec. 21, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4. Thank you and happy holidays! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jessica Bourque Email Address: Jessica.Bourque@unb.ca

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Order your UNB 2021 calendar before January

UNB Print Services

Posted: December 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Looking for a way to stay organized while working remotely or on campus? Print Services’s UNB-branded calendar (take a look) may be just the tool you need to plan your 2021 year. Available in standard or custom sizes, this annual 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. Want calendars for your whole team? Bulk pricing...

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Fredericton 2021-22 capital submissions deadline: Dec 18, 2020

Susan Smith

Posted: December 15, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Fredericton campus is currently accepting applications for the following 2021-22 capital budget items: Non-Space; A&R (Alteration & Renovation) and Infrastructure Renewal Fee; and Student Technology Fee. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 18, 2020.   In order to access Non-space/A&R funding, submissions must fully meet the eligibility criteria established by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. These criteria are summarized on the following link: UNB...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Roy Brostowski

UNB Communications

Posted: December 15, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Rochus (Roy) Brostowski, who passed away on Nov. 30. He was 77. Born in Indonesia, Roy began working at UNB Fredericton in 1982. Over the years, he wore many hats at UNB and he was an invaluable guide to how the university worked. He eventually became director of housing and food services, and retired from UNB in 2001 after almost 19 years of service. After retirement, Roy worked at NB Liquor for many...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program - Winter Session

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 15, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is pleased to be offering the Diploma of University Teaching (DUT) program starting in January 2021. As in previous sessions, 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, with the extra benefit of becoming familiar with a new method of teaching. More details about the program are available here.  The course schedule is as...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Create a Poll for a Teams Meeting

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 15, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Looking to poll your meeting participants?   Teams now offers the ability to add poll questions to your meeting invite to launch during your meeting. This feature is powered by MS Forms and can be added before or during a scheduled meeting.  To add a poll to your meeting:  Click on the ‘Calendar’ tab in Teams   Double-click on your meeting invite  Click the ‘+’ icon (next to the whiteboard link) at...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Sara O'Leary

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Sara O’Leary will discuss her first novel The Ghost in the House on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the novel: What if a ghost were haunting your house? What if you were the ghost? Everything in Fay's life is perfect – living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves, and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. Then, late one night, Fay realizes that something has gone wrong. Sara O'Leary is a Canadian children's...

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CUPE 3339 Food Bank Donations

Laura Devlin

Posted: December 14, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


CUPE 3339 is collecting non-perishable baby food and children appropriate snacks for the North End Food Bank in Saint John. Donations can be dropped off to Tammy Hicks in the mailroom. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Laura Devlin Email Address: galbral@unb.ca

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 14, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

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 only at this time. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure 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...

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M365 Workshop on Dec. 16: Celebrating with M365 plus year-end Q and A

Heidi Harding

Posted: December 14, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you want to learn more about the features Microsoft 365 offers?  This workshop will begin with a review of our post on celebrating the holiday season with Teams. Then we will open the floor to participant questions about M365. From how to use M365 apps to managing settings to getting the most from Teams, bring your questions and we will provide the answers.   Celebrating the holidays with M365 and Year-end Q&A  Wednesday, Dec. 16  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online:...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: December 14, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next QUEST-SJ meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature - Methodological Focus: “Practical Coding Application.”  Dr. Kerrie Luck, a registered Occupational Therapist who recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at UNB, will present practical tips on qualitative research coding with an applied example from the project titled: Occupational...

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Fredericton colleagues: Join us Friday afternoon for the Weekly Unwind

Sara Rothman

Posted: December 11, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The campus community is under tremendous and unique pressures and has been for some time. UNB employees have gone above and beyond in support of the university, its students and their colleagues at work. Many employees, both faculty and staff, have expressed a wish for additional support and for opportunities to spend time and unwind with friends and colleagues at the university.  In response to this demand, Student Services and Human Resources have teamed up to offer the “Weekly...

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Library Instruction for Winter 2021

Susan Oliver

Posted: December 11, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries is dedicated to developing critical information and digital literacy skills within our undergraduate and graduate students. For the 2020/2021 academic year, librarians have been developing a wide range of digital materials to support faculty and instructors, whether instruction will be provided in-person, or online via Alternative Delivery Methods (ADM). For more information on how to incorporate library instruction into your course for winter term, please see:...

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There's still time to pre-register for multi-factor authentication

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 11, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Before you’re off for the holidays, don’t forget to pre-register for MFA* - it will make your transition easier. Plus, if you need help during registration, you’ll be able to contact the IT Service Desk or your Level 1 right away. Instructions: go.unb.ca/mfa-register (login required) *Starting Jan. 5, 2021, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be required to access all UNB Microsoft 365 (M365) services like email, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.  What...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Winter parking lot plowing changes for Fredericton campus

Capital Planning & Operations

Posted: December 10, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise of changes to plowing for winter 2020/21.   Due to the reduced number of vehicles on campus portions of some parking lots will not be plowed. The map indicating the changes can be found here. Signage will be posted. If you have any questions please contact work control at 1 (506) 453-4889 or fm@unb.ca.   Thank you and stay safe. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Capital...

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On-campus breakout rooms for writing AD exams

Danielle Fairweather

Posted: December 10, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Breakout rooms will be used on the Saint John campus during the FA/2020 Exam Period to support students seeking on-campus space to adequately complete their alternate delivery (AD) exam(s). Breakout rooms must be reserved for this use and will be subject to availability based on demand. To reserve a space, please email conf@unb.ca with the: Course Name Exam Date Exam Time Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Danielle Fairweather Email Address:...

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UNB Tender Extensions for Computers, Monitors, Laser Printers, Toner

ITS Procurement

Posted: December 10, 2020 10:50:00 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 IMP Solutions (Dell systems) – extended until Dec. 7, 2021 BrunNet Inc. (HP systems) – extended until June 7, 2021 Laser Printers Brunnet – HP – extended until Jan. 12, 2022 Lexmark – various resellers (please contact ITS) – extended...

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UNB going smoke-free on Sept. 1, 2022

UNB Communications

Posted: December 9, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As part of our commitment to advancing health and societal wellbeing through research, teaching and community service, the University aims to promote a healthy and safe environment to the community and on its campuses. UNB’s commitment extends to the health and wellbeing of students, staff and faculty, and the communities we serve. For the past three years, UNB has been carefully considering the issue of smoking on campuses. In late 2017 our Smoking Policy Review Committee was...

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MacOS 11 (Big Sur) now fully supported at UNB

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 9, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


ITS is pleased to announce that macOS 11 (Big Sur) is now fully supported at UNB. This operating system has been fully tested and compatibility issues with ITS supported enterprise applications have been resolved. If you would like assistance upgrading your Mac or if you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at: 506-457-2222 (Fredericton) 506-657-2222 (Saint John) itservicedesk@unb.ca Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email...

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UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey

Laurelle LeVert

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

Category: News and Notices


With the unexpected closure of the physical Campus Bookstore at UNB Saint John, plans are underway for a new independent campus store for fall 2021.   We understand that losing the bookstore has impacted our campus community, and that there is a strong need and desire for something uniquely “ours” to meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.   Please complete the UNB Saint John Campus Bookstore Survey and let us know what you want from the new...

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CETL 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: December 9, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our 15th annual teaching showcase on Friday, Dec. 11 (Reading Day), from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., on MS Teams. Click this link to join in. CETL will bring together faculty members, instructors and others interested in enhancing the learning experience of UNB students at this teaching showcase.   Check out our website for a schedule and complete listing of concurrent sessions. Registration at this time is not necessary.   Category: News and...

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There's still time to give the gift of learning this holiday season

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: December 9, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Wrap up your holiday shopping with a unique and meaningful gift from CEL. Contact us today and you can cross that hard-to-buy-for person off your list with an online Leisure Learning class.   From writing to yoga, Spanish to photography, or knitting to drawing, you can gift an experience that will make your special someone’s 2021 a year they’ll never forget! Let them choose their creative pursuit with a $50, $75 or $100 gift certificate. As an added bonus this winter,...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Celebrate this holiday season with Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: December 9, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to connect with family and friends virtually this holiday season? Connect through MS Teams! Teams lets anyone meet and connect virtually using the app or a web browser. Even those without a Teams account can join in on the fun – just invite them to your gathering using their email address (learn how below).   Here are some tips for getting your virtual gathering started: The free downloadable Teams app makes for a smoother...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Sara O'Leary

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Sara O’Leary will discuss her first novel The Ghost in the House on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the novel: What if a ghost were haunting your house? What if you were the ghost? Everything in Fay's life is perfect – living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves, and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. Then, late one night, Fay realizes that something has gone wrong. Sara O'Leary is a Canadian children's...

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Before you're off for the holidays, pre-register for multi-factor authentication (MFA)

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


Pre-register for MFA* before the holidays to make your transition easier plus, if you need help during registration, you’ll be able to contact your Level 1 or the IT Service Desk right away. It only takes 5-10 minutes to register. Instructions: go.unb.ca/mfa-register (login required) *Starting January 5, 2021, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be required to access all UNB Microsoft 365 (M365) services like email, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.  What happens if I don’t...

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Teaching Matters: Call for Submissions

Rebecca McKay

Posted: December 8, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Teaching Matters is a bi-annual publication devoted to teaching and learning on the UNB Saint John campus. In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to gather and share the best insights and practices that we have gleaned from our first ADM fall term - The Fall Harvest Edition: 2020. Please consider contributing a one-or-two-page submission that records your experiences as faculty or staff during the fall or 2020. What favorite teaching technique were you able to migrate into the...

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UNB Technology Purchasing

ITS Procurement

Posted: December 8, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Information Technology Services (ITS) Procurement coordinates the purchase of all UNB technology equipment, software, and services directly from suppliers and resellers. Due to the pandemic, there is currently a high global demand for IT equipment and delivery delays are starting to occur. If you are planning a technology purchase this fiscal year (ending April 30, 2021), please plan ahead and place your order(s) soon. While some purchase exceptions were authorized at the beginning of the...

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Fredericton colleagues: Join us Thursday afternoon for the Weekly Unwind

Sara Rothman

Posted: December 8, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The campus community is under tremendous and unique pressures and has been for some time. UNB employees have gone above and beyond in support of the university, its students and their colleagues at work. Many employees, both faculty and staff, have expressed a wish for additional support and for opportunities to spend time and unwind with friends and colleagues at the university.  In response to this demand, Student Services and Human Resources have teamed up to offer the “Weekly...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: December 8, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next QUEST-SJ meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature - Methodological Focus: “Practical Coding Application.”  Dr. Kerrie Luck, a registered Occupational Therapist who recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at UNB, will present practical tips on qualitative research coding with an applied example from the project titled: Occupational...

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Order your UNB 2021 calendar before January

UNB Print Services

Posted: December 8, 2020 7:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Trying to stay organized while working remotely or on campus? Print Services’s UNB branded calendar (take a look) may be just the tool you need to plan your 2021 year. Available in standard or custom sizes, this annual 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. Want calendars for your whole team? Bulk pricing available for...

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Finding Balance and Avoiding Burnout During COVID-19

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: December 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Staff and faculty are encouraged to join an online seminar called Balance and Burnout: Unplugging during challenging times on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 2 – 3 p.m., facilitated by Lise Leroux. The hour-long webinar will cover the following topics: • Clarify what you can and cannot control. • Create time to unplug and create balance. • Recognize what unplugging means to you. • Learn specific strategies to unplug, avoid burnout, and feel energized in your...

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Countdown to the new MyUNB

Isil Flynn

Posted: December 7, 2020 10:33:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's exciting to think that a year from now we'll have a new, modern intranet in place. We look forward to delivering to you an easy to use, mobile-friendly interface that brings together the services you currently access in eServices, InsideUNB and the myUNB portal to one place and also connects you to our UNB administrative and service departments in the M365 environment. The new MyUNB intranet will be the hub from which you start your day. We can't wait for you to see it! You are...

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Attend the Virtual Energia Ventures Demo Day

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

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

Category: News and Notices


Energia Ventures has adapted to the difficult times that we find ourselves in today and moved its three-month intensive accelerator completely online. This was not without challenges, but the cohort of Five Talented Startups from around the world in the Cleantech, Greentech, and Energy Sectors, were able to attend and make significant progress with their businesses.  This year’s cohort was comprised of: envoPap - envoPAP creates sustainable packaging and paper...

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Water Shut Down at Forestry and Geology and Bailey Hall

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: December 7, 2020 10:27:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning and Operations would like to advise of two water shut downs this week. The first one is Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 4 - 8 p.m., at Forestry and Geology, and the second shutdown is Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 4 - 8 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact our 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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UNB English Language Programme Winter Course Offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: December 7, 2020 10:25:00 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 options, using a blend of virtual face-to-face classes and independent learning, are available to students of all proficiency levels - beginner to advanced: Intensive English for Academic Purposes (January 11 – April 15, 2021) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study.  Full-time language studies...

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Reminder: Early Time-Entry Cutoff - Dec. 26 pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: December 4, 2020 10:56:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Christmas holiday closure, it is necessary for Payroll Services to change the Time-Entry cut-off dates for employee submission of hours and supervisor approval for the pay of Dec. 26, 2020. Employee Time-Entry Cut-Off: Employees using Time-Entry timesheets must have all hours entered, electronically signed and submitted to their supervisor for approval by midnight, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off: Supervisors must have all hours approved through Time-Entry by 11 a.m.,...

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Forestry Geology building: Construction advisory

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: December 4, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations, on the Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that the front stairwell of the Forestry and Geology building will be closed for approximately two weeks to allow for construction upgrades.  Please use alternate stairways and entrances during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nathan Ward at Capital Planning & Operations by calling 506-453-4889 or emailing fm@unb.ca.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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MusicUNB Live - Moving Images

Yunjia Dai

Posted: December 3, 2020 10:56:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


  Join MusicUNB Live - Moving Images on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. on YouTube. It will feature Nadia Francavilla (violin), Carl Gionet (piano) and Philippe Léonard (media artist). Music, film, and video have been partners since the advent of moving pictures. More recently, musicians have exploited the visual medium as inspiration and collaboration. In this performance, our resident musician, Nadia Francavilla, with the help of long-time collaborator Carl Gionet and...

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Order your UNB 2021 calendar before January

Print Services

Posted: December 3, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

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 your 2021 year. Available in standard or custom sizes, this annual 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. Want calendars for your whole team? Bulk pricing available for UNB...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


The next QUEST-SJ meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature - Methodological Focus: “Practical Coding Application.”  Dr. Kerrie Luck, a registered Occupational Therapist who recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at UNB, will present practical tips on qualitative research coding with an applied example from the project titled: Occupational...

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Fredericton colleagues: Join us Thursday morning for the Weekly Unwind

Sara Rothman

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The campus community is under tremendous and unique pressures and has been for some time. UNB employees have gone above and beyond in support of the university, its students and their colleagues at work. Many employees, both faculty and staff, have expressed a wish for additional support and for opportunities to spend time and unwind with friends and colleagues at the university.  In response to this demands, Student Services and Human Resources have teamed up to offer the “Weekly...

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Tuition Waiver Benefit

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


To facilitate timely and accurate processing of the employee/spouse/dependent tuition benefit for the winter term, completed tuition waiver forms must be received in the Human Resources office by the first day of classes (Jan. 11, 2021).  Please email completed forms to Sherri Robichaud at sherrir@unb.ca.  Forms are available here. It is each employee's responsibility to ensure the form is properly completed and submitted on time. Forms received after the deadline date will not...

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UNB Virtual Maritime Kitchen Party

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Friday afternoon is the perfect time to relax, unwind and join us for a Virtual Maritime Kitchen Party. Everyone is welcome to join the fun! The event is hosted by UNB Fredericton Student Services for the UNB Fredericton community and musical guests will include: Wilfred Langmaid, Student Advocate, who has a long history of performing music in public, including in the classes he teaches. Mike Bravener, University Chaplain, is a recording artist and New Brunswick’s...

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Finding Balance and Avoiding Burnout During COVID-19

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Staff and faculty are encouraged to join an online seminar called Balance and Burnout: Unplugging during challenging times on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 2 – 3 p.m., facilitated by Lise Leroux. The hour-long webinar will cover the following topics: • Clarify what you can and cannot control.• Create time to unplug and create balance.• Recognize what unplugging means to you.• Learn specific strategies to unplug, avoid burnout, and feel energized in your life. Date:...

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Register now for the 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our 15th annual teaching showcase on Friday, Dec. 11 (Reading Day), from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., on MS Teams. CETL will bring together faculty members, instructors and others interested in enhancing the learning experience of UNB students at this teaching showcase.   Check out our website for a complete listing of concurrent sessions. To register for Kaleidoscope, please visit the CETL Event Registration site.   Category: News and Notices Article...

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Alumni volunteer spotlight: Jennifer Forbes

Alumni Office

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A remarkable alumna volunteer, Jennifer Forbes (BBA’12) leaves a lasting impact on students, having volunteered much of her time and talent to supporting the next generation of alumni over the last number of years. Read more.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Interdisciplinary Health Case Competition

Sarah Ann Balcom

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s first Health Case Competition will take place in mid-January 2021, and will provide undergraduate students the opportunity to solve New Brunswick’s health care challenges. This interdisciplinary competition will allow participants to develop an awareness of the interconnectedness that exists between disciplines and the real world application of knowledge. The idea for this competition emerged from the University of British Columbia’s Health Care Team...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Forward your calls to voicemail while in a meeting

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Wondering how to stop calls from coming through while you’re in a meeting? You may find that calls to your office number are coming through even when you’re in a Teams meeting. To have these calls forwarded to your voicemail, set your Teams presence to ‘Do not disturb’. To set your presence to ‘Do not disturb’: Click on the ‘settings’ bubble/circle in the top-right hand corner in Teams Hover over the presence...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Sara O'Leary

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Sara O’Leary will discuss her first novel The Ghost in the House on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the novel: What if a ghost were haunting your house? What if you were the ghost? Everything in Fay's life is perfect – living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves, and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. Then, late one night, Fay realizes that something has gone wrong. Sara O'Leary is a Canadian children's...

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Share your success story and enter to win a gift card

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


If you’ve ever enrolled in a course or program through the UNB College of Extended Learning, we want to hear from you! We are gathering student success stories and would love to hear your thoughts about your learning experience!   Until Jan. 8, 2021, share your story and we’ll enter your name into a draw to win a $100 gift card from Amazon! If that isn’t enough, your story may even be featured in an upcoming publication, on our website, or on social...

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Alumnus Nathan White moves back to NB to work from home with Swimming Canada

Alumni Office

Posted: December 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


There’s an interesting trend happening these days. Real estate in New Brunswick is a hot commodity and there’s a migration of young people into the province instead of out. The COVID-19 work-from-home movement, along with the safe reputation of the Atlantic bubble and housing prices that are affordable, have created the perfect storm that’s attracting many New Brunswickers back home again. One of those is Nathan White (BBA’05). Read...

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211 New Brunswick

UNB Communications

Posted: December 1, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Help starts here.  As the province navigates the second wave of COVID-19, people who need support are often unsure where to turn. Whether it is help obtaining food, mental health support or other non-emergency programs and services in the community, residents are advised to dial 2-1-1. 211 is a free, bilingual, confidential resource to help New Brunswickers navigate the network of community, social, non-clinical health and government services.  It can be accessed 24 hours a day, in...

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Strategic Vision: UNB Toward 2030

UNB Communications

Posted: December 1, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Over the past nine months, the UNB community has risen to unprecedented challenges, shown courage, and embraced change, exemplifying the spirit of the university’s new strategic vision, UNB Toward 2030.    Yesterday, we shared this bold new vision with our community and partners. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to watch this video, which illustrates some of the incredible work that is propelling UNB toward the future. Together, we will shape UNB to...

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Send Holiday Greetings to the UNB Community

Carly Jenkins

Posted: December 1, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This year, many of us will be celebrating the holidays differently than we ever have before. But no matter how different these holidays may be, we hope they will still be a time of rest, rejuvenation and joy, no matter where you find yourself.   Although we are not able to celebrate as we normally would, we wanted to give you the opportunity to send a video message to...

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Last chance to register for the Bachelor of Integrated Studies information session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: December 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you’re looking to advance your career, become more competitive in the job market, or pick up your educational pursuits where you left off, UNB’s Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) is a degree designed just for you. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 2 for a FREE information session to learn how the online BIS degree completion program can help you achieve your goals.  The one-hour session starts at 2 p.m. and concludes with a Q&A period. Sign up today! Category: News and...

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New Brunswick Public Health Measures

UNB Communications

Posted: November 30, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We acknowledge and understand recent COVID-19 developments are causing concern for members in our community. We must be diligent in following New Brunswick Public Health measures and requirements to reduce the risk of spread and maintain a healthy and safe environment.   We have a responsibility to keep each other and our community safe by taking simple actions including:  Wear a face mask at all times.  Face masks should not be removed when indoors on our campuses except...

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Teaching Matters: Call for Submissions

Rebecca McKay

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

Category: News and Notices


Teaching Matters is a bi-annual publication devoted to teaching and learning on the UNB Saint John campus. In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to gather and share the best insights and practices that we have gleaned from our first ADM fall term - The Fall Harvest Edition: 2020. Please consider contributing a one-or-two-page submission that records your experiences as faculty or staff during the fall or 2020. What favorite teaching technique were you able to migrate into the...

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Q&A: Hanna Grossman, UNB Alumni Student Leadership Recipient

Alumni Office

Posted: November 30, 2020 10:39:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Recipient of a 2020 Alumni Student Leadership Award, UNB Saint John student Hanna Grossman shares how the award has positively impacted her UNB experience and how she contributes to student life amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout her time on campus, Hanna has been a proud member of the Seawolves women's basketball team, a tutor with the Promise Partnership, as well as president of the Student Athletic Advisory Council. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Involving the community in health research projects

Alumni Office

Posted: November 30, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Drs. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, in the faculty of kinesiology, are co-directors of the CELLAB on the Fredericton campus. In 2015, they co-founded their laboratory to study the impact of exercise on metabolic and functional health, from the cellular level to the community level. Read more   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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RBC Virtual Lunch and Learn with Abby Pond

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: November 30, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome Abby Pond, Chief Executive Officer of Queen of Cups Lingerie, on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. Abby Pond is the founder and CEO of Queen of Cups Lingerie Inc., launched in 2016. She builds custom-fit lingerie for people that are as individual as the products she makes. She is a passionate community builder - one of the founders of Startup St. Stephen in 2017 and town councillor from 2014-2016. She is a...

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Employee discount program offered by strategic partner

Sandra Howland

Posted: November 30, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Irving Energy is offering UNB faculty, staff, students and alumni special pricing on home heating:  discounts of 7 cents per litre on heating oil and 15 cents per litre on propane.  Participants in this program can also earn AIR MILES Reward Miles. To take advantage of this offer, call 1-888-310-1924 and mention code 9005. This special offer is extended in recognition of UNB's strategic partnership with Irving Oil. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Multi-factor authentication required for UNB M365 services starting Jan. 5

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Starting Jan. 5, 2021, multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be required to access all UNB Microsoft 365 (M365) services like email, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint.  ACTION REQUIRED:  Pre-register* your account before Jan. 5 to make your transition to MFA easier. It will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Instructions: go.unb.ca/mfa-register  *Pre-registering your account gets you ready for MFA, but MFA will not be turned on until Jan. 5.  What happens if I don’t...

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Deadline for last payment processing for the calendar year

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In order to ensure payments are processed before the holiday closure, the deadline to have all approved payment requests, vendor invoices, etc. received by accpay@unb.ca is Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Payment requests received after Dec. 9 will be processed as soon as possible in January 2021. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Monica Keats-Gilbert Email Address: M.Keats-Gilbert@unb.ca

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Health and wellness supports available

UNB Communications

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


It's okay if you feel more anxious than usual, as this is a stressful time for you and your family. It is natural to worry and feel anxiety during stressful situations.   We are here for you. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there are supports available. Please reach out if you are feeling any anxiety about the recent developments. Please access your Employee and Family Assistance Program at www.workhealthlife.com or by phone 1-844-880-9142. EAP now offers a mobile device app with...

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Celebrating our Proudly UNB Award recipients

Alumni Office

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


While the 2020 Proudly UNB Alumni Awards were not able to be celebrated in person this year, we are celebrating the honourees through a week of digital recognition. The seven award winners are outstanding and truly deserving of this celebration - they represent UNB well with their commitment to their fields, to their communities and to our institution. They are leaders in bettering society. Please check out this year’s recipients and join us on our social media channels to celebrate...

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Approved Student Work Program Grants UNBSJ

Athena Grillakis

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Emails were sent out today to successful applicants of the Student Work Program Grant 2020-2021 at the Saint John campus. I want to thank all staff and faculty for applying in a timely manner. Congratulations to all the successful applicants! If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Student Employment Office at ses.sj@unb.ca.   Thanks, UNBSJ Student Employment Services Category: Employment News Article Contact Information Contact: Athena Grillakis Email Address:...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member George Haley

UNB Communications

Posted: November 27, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member George Thomas Haley, who passed away on Nov. 20. He was 79. Born in North Sydney, N.S., George is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, the University of New Brunswick and Indiana University. He began working at UNB Fredericton in the faculty of education in 1973. During his career, he taught English education and was the faculty’s director of field services. Over the years, George was involved...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 27, 2020 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 only at this time. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure 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) at...

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There is still time to register for CEL winter term courses

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Make 2021 the year you pursue your creative interests, advance your career, or work on your degree! Download the winter schedule or visit the UNB Timetable to explore all available learning options. You can choose from a wide variety of online credit courses, like these: ECE 2214 - Digital Logic Design  ECE 2215 - Digital Logic Design Laboratory ED 3114 - Introduction to Workplace Learning ED 5157 - Adult Education and Community Development HIST 3374 - Truth & Reconciliation in...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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New Brunswick Alert Levels

UNB Communications

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the situation changing daily, there are many updates on the potential health risk to our community being issued. We encourage you to stay informed on the phases of recovery and the current public health alert level. To learn more about the alert level and health measures, visit frequently asked questions. Under the orange level, face masks must be worn at all times in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors. If you travel to an orange level zone or Halifax, you are required to wear a...

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IMPORTANT: Year-end changes for WebTimeEntry info and Human Resources paperwork

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With December being one of the busiest times of the year, we felt it would be of benefit again this year to send out a joint HR/Payroll document outlining some important deadline dates.  You will find communication here highlighting the upcoming pays in December and early January, with corresponding deadline dates that identify deadline dates for:  1. Human Resources paperwork  2. Employee and supervisor WebTimeEntry  3. Late timesheets  Please pass this...

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Keirstead Hall water shut off

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning and Operations would like to advise that the water will be shut off at Keirstead Hall on Friday, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. until noon to allow for repairs.  If you have any questions please contact our 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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JDI Roundtable Forum Webinar Series: Manufacturing Technological Maturity on Nov. 27

JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


How are the province's manufacturers doing in their drive towards Industry 4.0? Join Herb Emery and Martin Davis for a first look at data describing the maturity of our province's manufacturers in this third instalment of the JDI Roundtable Forum Webinar Series. The presenters will lead a discussion about opportunities for improving manufacturing competitiveness based on data from a survey instrument built from Martin Davis's 6-dimension model describing the path to Industry 4.0. Register now...

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Partnership cements vision for Health and Technology District Saint John

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Coming soon to Atlantic Canada: a place where innovators and entrepreneurs, students and faculty will work alongside scientists, clinicians and health care practitioners to develop new technologies and improve health outcomes, patient experiences and the economics of health care delivery in the region and beyond. This is the ambitious vision for the Health and Technology District Saint John, a joint partnership between the University of New Brunswick, Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) and...

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Finding Balance and Avoiding Burnout During COVID-19

Kathleen McLaughlin

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Staff and faculty are encouraged to join an online seminar called Balance and Burnout: Unplugging during challenging times on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 2 – 3 p.m. AST, facilitated by Lise Leroux. The hour-long webinar will cover the following topics: • Clarify what you can and cannot control • Create time to unplug and create balance • Recognize what unplugging means to you • Learn specific strategies to unplug, avoid burnout, and feel energized in your life Date:...

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UNB Virtual Maritime Kitchen Party

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton Student Services is hosting a Virtual Maritime Kitchen Party for the UNB Fredericton community! The event will be held on Microsoft Teams and everyone is invited to relax, unwind and join the fun.   Musical guests will include: Wilfred Langmaid, Student Advocate, who has a long history of performing music in public, including in the classes he teaches. Mike Bravener, University Chaplain, is a recording artist and New Brunswick’s best known Elvis...

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Learning Community Winter 2021: Looking for first-year courses to participate

Dave Decker

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a general call for any first-year courses that would like to be involved in the Winter Term Learning Communities program.   For those who are unfamiliar, the Learning Community program aims to ease first-year 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 LC program is coordinated through Student Services...

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Saint John Christmas Exchange Fundraiser Total

Laura Devlin

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

Category: News and Notices


CUPE 3339 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the UNBSJ community for their generous donations to our Saint John Christmas Exchange fundraiser. Together we have raised $1,300! This will provide Christmas meals to lots of families in the Saint John community this year.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Laura Devlin Email Address: galbral@unb.ca

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The next QUEST-SJ meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature - Methodological Focus: “Practical Coding Application.”  Dr. Kerrie Luck, a registered Occupational Therapist who recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at UNB, will present practical tips on qualitative research coding with an applied example from the project titled: Occupational...

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Innovating the restaurant of the future

Alumni Office

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Janice MacPherson (BBA’92) and husband Keith Dunphy are proving, through their business Pomodori Pizzeria, that with innovative thinking and technology, restaurants can thrive during a pandemic. Read about how they're doing this, along with other Alumni News inspiring stories. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Free tables

Faith Slipp

Posted: November 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Offering 28 round tables measuring 54 inches wide (collapsible for easy storage) free to any UNB department. The cost to pick up is the responsibility of the department. Please contact Jeff Budaker at 230-2077 to arrange pick up.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Faith Slipp Email Address: faith.slipp@unb.ca

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COVID-19 Exposure Notifications

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The health, well-being and safety of our students, staff and faculty is our primary concern. With COVID-19 cases and public exposures on the rise in our province, it is vital that we do our part to minimize and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 across our campuses and within our community.  New Brunswick Public Health has absolute authority in this matter.  When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, Public Health engages in rigorous contact tracing. This is taken very seriously....

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Changes to the Atlantic bubble

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


We’ve been working closely with federal, provincial and local health authorities and we are committed to keeping our community informed. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador have recently announced changes to the Atlantic bubble.  Avoid non-essential travel.   All travellers entering Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The new rules come into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 24 for...

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Brown Bag Lunch Series

Patricia Chisholm

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's Faculty of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series will focus on “How to Help Students to Build Resilience.” The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken students’ university experiences and also created challenges. Now more than ever, developing resilience is vitally important. Dr. Jessica Riddell, Bishop’s University is a 3M National Fellow who will be with us on Monday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.  Her session will explore “Do we really have to fail...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Remove background noise during Teams meetings

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 25, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can easily remove unwanted background noise during Teams meetings? Through ‘Settings’ in Teams you can automatically filter how much noise individuals hear during the call or meeting.  To manage background noise in Teams: Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Devices’ > ‘Noise suppression’ Select one of the options from the drop-down menu  ‘Auto (Default)’ ‘High’ ‘Low’,...

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2021 UNB Work-Study Program Deadline

Hilary Marks

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for Winter 2021 academic year.  The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 27.    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...

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"Bubble Boy" - What a Mental Performance Coach Learned While Living in the Bubble with the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning

Tabatha Armstrong

Posted: November 25, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join the UNB Fredericton Faculties of Arts and Kinesiology on Monday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. (Atlantic time) for a live presentation and conversation with Psychology faculty member Dr. Ryan Hamilton and Kinesiology faculty member Dr. David Scott. Join us via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y2xbbbj2 Dr. Hamilton recently spent 65 days in the NHL "Bubble" with the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. During this virtual event, Dr. Hamilton will outline the lessons he learned about the...

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Magee House Temporary Playground Closure – Extended

Cynthia Jenkins

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

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise that the temporary playground closure at Magee House that started on Nov. 19, has been extended until further notice to allow for necessary ongoing work. Caution/flagging tape and signage will remain in place. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Nathan Ward at Capital Planning & Operations at 506-453-4889 or fm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cynthia Jenkins Email...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium

Leslie Harquail

Posted: November 25, 2020 10:26:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium guest speakers Meaghan Donahue Wies and Ken Morrison from The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic will present on Friday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting Title:  Practical applications of research in a performance sport organization. Abstract:  Research and data play an important role in the innerworkings of any organization, and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic is no exception. The Centre is a not-for-profit organization that focuses...

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Looking for a unique and meaningful gift to give this holiday season?

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Give the Gift of Learning! This year, gift that special someone an experience with an online class from UNB’s lineup of Leisure Learning courses.   With our wide variety of topics, we just may have something for everyone on your list: • Arts & Crafts • Culture • Health & Wellness • Languages • Lifestyle • Photography • Writing & Literature Not sure which class to choose?  No problem -- let them decide!  We have $50, $75 and...

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Get the new UNB App

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


A new UNB App (Ellucian GO) is now available for download. The UNB app gives you easy access to your class and exam schedules, grades, UNB news and events and more.  Start using the new UNB App now: Download the Ellucian GO app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).  Search and select 'University of New Brunswick' from the list of available institutions.  Click the ‘sign in’ button in the main menu and enter your UNB login ID and...

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Teaching Matters: Call for Submissions

Rebecca McKay

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

Category: News and Notices


Teaching Matters is a bi-annual publication devoted to teaching and learning on the UNB Saint John campus. In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to gather and share the best insights and practices that we have gleaned from our first ADM fall term - The Fall Harvest Edition: 2020. Please consider contributing a one-or-two-page submission that records your experiences as faculty or staff during the fall or 2020. What favorite teaching technique were you able to migrate into the...

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M365 Monthly Workshop: November 25

Heidi Harding

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

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 Teams  Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams Meeting  This month's workshop will focus on new features for Teams that were released this fall.   "Hard mute" for Teams Meetings....

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Revised face mask policy in the Orange zone

UNB Communications

Posted: November 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


During the revised Orange phase of recovery, wearing face masks is mandatory in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor public spaces include parks, playgrounds, markets, festival sites, dog parks, and walking trails. A mask is not required while walking, jogging or cycling with people in the same bubble, where they are unlikely to encounter people, or risk coming within two metres of people from outside their bubble. Learn more about face mask guidelines at UNB. Category:...

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Register Now for the 15th Annual Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our 15th annual teaching showcase on Friday, Dec. 11 (Reading Day), from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., on MS Teams. CETL will bring together faculty members, instructors and others interested in enhancing the learning experience of UNB students at this teaching showcase.   Check out our website for a complete listing of concurrent sessions and posters. To register for Kaleidoscope, please visit the CETL Event Registration site.   Category: News and...

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Finding Your Inner Leader - Register today

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: November 23, 2020 10:31:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Thursday, Nov. 26, join UNB instructor and consulting occupational health and safety professional, Glyn Jones, as he hosts Finding Your Inner Leader in the Midst of the Pandemic. In this one-hour webinar Glyn will discuss: • The key roles safety leaders play in driving positive change within organizations. • The foundational skills of safety leadership. • How you can best prepare yourself and position yourself to lead in these difficult times. • How to recognize...

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RBC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Dr. Mahdi S. Hosseini

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

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

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome Dr. Mahdi Hosseini to its Lunch & Learn Speaker Series, presented by RBC. Mahdi S. Hosseini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment at the Dr. J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship. Dr. Hosseini received his B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.Sc and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Tabriz,...

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Telling our story: New communications role

President's Office

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Proper storytelling is essential to our success. Our ability to tell the UNB story to the world will help audiences near and far understand the impact that the university is making on society. Not only will it attract students and increase national and global recognition, but it will also help make UNB the place to be for scholars with international ambitions and reputations.     To this end, a review of the strategic communications capacity of the University was commissioned in the...

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United Way 2020 Campaign: UNB Saint John Let's Smile Challenge

UNB Communications

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Today marks the start of our 2020 United Way fundraising campaign! One of our campaign goals is to double the number of donors in the UNB Saint John community. Let’s show how much UNB Saint John cares for our local community. To increase awareness and participation, I’m kicking off a “UNB Saint John Let’s Smile Challenge.” UNB Saint John Let’s Smile Challenge I’ll send a kickoff email to challenge a few people on campus to share a video (less than...

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Panel event: 50 years after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

Tabatha Armstrong

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join us for a special online panel event on Monday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. (AST) reflecting on the 50 years that have passed since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (RCSW). This event is co-hosted by the faculties of arts at UNB Fredericton and Saint John and will feature the following speakers: • Dr. Gillian Thompson, Professor Emerita of History, UNB Fredericton Talk title: “Introduction: The RCSW in Fredericton” • Dr. Gail Campbell, Professor Emerita of...

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Family Violence Prevention Month Lunch and Learns - final week

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The final week of Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick is coming up, and the MMFC Online Lunch and Learns via Zoom continue in addressing a variety of topics related to Family Violence Prevention work and services in an effort to promote awareness, encourage engagement, and prompt dialogue.  Coming up this week, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 12 - 1 p.m. - «Une culture de consentement dans nos écoles : Où en sommes-nous en 2020 ?» with...

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Virtual film screening and panel discussion of Voices from the Barrens, Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty

Faculty of Arts, UNB Saint John

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The faculties of arts at UNB Saint John and Fredericton are pleased to partner with St. Stephen's University (SSU) to present a free virtual screening of the documentary film Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty on Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.  The screening will be followed by a live panel discussion featuring Nancy Ghertner, Donald Soctomah, Brian J. Francis and Brian Altvater. This event is being hosted via Microsoft Teams and is open...

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2021 UNB Work-Study Program Accepting Proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: November 20, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for Winter 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...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Election of Contract Academic Instructor-at-Large to Fredericton Senate

Julie Redstone-Lewis

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for voting in the election of one (1) Fredericton contract academic instructor to fill the one vacant contract academic instructor-at-large position on Fredericton was 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The ballots have now been tabulated and I am pleased to announce that Vicky Simpson, faculty of arts, has been elected to Fredericton Senate. The term of office will be Oct. 23, 2020, to June 30, 2023. I invite all members of the campus community to join in expressing appreciation...

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Presidents Medals and Distinguished Service Awards

Erin Fyfe

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder that the nomination deadline for the President's Medals and Distinguished Service Awards is Dec. 1, 2020. 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...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guest speaker Kristi Allain, PhD

Leslie Harquail

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Kristi Allain, PhD, will present at the Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium entitled "Finding Pleasure in the Contradictions: Aging and Physical Activity, Beyond Neoliberal Pressures and Burdens of the State" on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. http://Join Microsoft Teams Meeting Biography: Kristi is a Canada Research Chair in Physical Culture and Social Life and an Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Thomas University. Her work examines the intersections of physical activity and...

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Webinar on new IB Certificate Program for incoming BEd students

Alan M. Sears

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Monday, Nov. 30, from 12:30 -1:30 p.m., the Faculty of Education at UNB Fredericton will host a public webinar on a new opportunity available to BEd students beginning in the fall term of 2021.   Students entering the 10-month BEd (School Years) program have the opportunity to apply to be included in a cohort to earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning at one of three levels – Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma...

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Online gaming events

Matthew MacLean

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Want to get nerdy, play some games and meet some other cool folks? The UNB Esports Society in collaboration with UNB Student Services are hosting a series of fun gaming events. Don't be afraid to come alone, each event is hosted by a super nice moderator who will make sure you feel welcome! Nov. 19: Among Us 7-10 p.m. Nov. 20: Jackbox Social Night 7-10 p.m. Nov. 21: League of Legends 1v1 Event 1-3 p.m. Nov. 22: Online Board Games 7-9 p.m. Join the discord to participate, as well meet and...

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Saint John walking club

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation & Wellness is excited to announce that we are moving our walking club inside for the winter! Effective Monday, Nov. 23, the gymnasium will be open from 12 -1:30 p.m. for walking. Once a month a calendar will be sent out to our registered members to advise on which days the club will be active. To note: The COVID-19 questionnaire at the entrance of the gymnasium will be available. Please ensure that you are not experiencing any...

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M365 Monthly Workshop: Nov. 25

Heidi Harding

Posted: November 19, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

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 Teams  Wednesday, Nov. 25  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams Meeting  This month's workshop will focus on new features for Teams that were released this fall.   "Hard mute" for Teams...

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Magee House temporary playground closure

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise of a temporary playground closure at Magee House, starting Thursday, Nov. 19, and reopening on Tuesday, Nov. 24.   This closure is necessary to allow for ongoing work. Caution/flagging tape and signage will be in place. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Nathan Ward at Capital Planning & Operations 506-453-4889 or fm@unb.ca.    Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Medavie Blue Cross Quick Pay Offices permanent closures

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As per a recent Medavie Blue Cross notice, Medavie Blue Cross has made the decision to permanently close both the Saint John and Fredericton locations of their Quick Pay Centres. Claims can be submitted using multiple methods: 1) Through their mobile app, 2) Through their Member Services site at medaviebc.ca (found on the drop down menu under “For Plan Members”), or 3) By mail, to the address indicated on the Medavie Blue Cross claim form.  Support with submitting claims can...

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Free webinar: Finding Your Inner Leader in the Midst of the Pandemic

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s College of Extended Learning invites the UNB community to attend the free webinar, Finding Your Inner Leader in the Midst of the Pandemic. UNB Occupational Health and Safety instructor Glyn Jones will discuss: • The key roles safety leaders play in driving positive change within organizations • The foundational skills of safety leadership • How you can best prepare yourself and position yourself to lead in these difficult times • How to recognize your...

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Study on transitions to adult healthcare for New Brunswick youth with complex care needs

Lillian MacNeill

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:47:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Research in Integrated Care at the University of New Brunswick is currently recruiting participants for research to improve transitions from pediatric to adult healthcare for youth and young adults with complex care needs in our province. Complex care needs can refer to health and/or social care needs that can come with or without an official diagnosis or medical condition. Children/youth with complex care needs often require more medical, social and/or education...

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Completing your degree with CEL

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


At the UNB College of Extended Learning, we can help you finish your degree. Join us on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. for a free information session to learn about the Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) – UNB’s online degree completion program. The one-hour session will include an overview of the BIS program, how to apply, and more, and will conclude with a Q&A period. Sign up today!   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shawna Kirkbride Email Address:...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Assigning phone delegates

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Did you know you can easily allow others at UNB to receive and make calls on your behalf?  Through ‘Settings’ in Teams you can set up your phone ‘Delegates’. Delegates are individuals who can act on your behalf in some way, such as placing or receiving calls or managing your call and delegate settings.  To manage your delegates in Teams:  Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ >...

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UNB English Language Programme winter course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:42:00 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 options, using a blend of virtual face-to-face classes and independent learning, are available to students of all proficiency levels - beginner to advanced: Intensive English for Academic Purposes (Jan. 11 – April 15, 2021) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study. Full-time language studies incorporate class time,...

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Teaching Matters: Call for Submissions

Rebecca McKay

Posted: November 18, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Teaching Matters is a bi-annual publication devoted to teaching and learning on the UNB Saint John campus. In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to gather and share the best insights and practices that we have gleaned from our first ADM fall term - The Fall Harvest Edition: 2020. Please consider contributing a one-or-two-page submission that records your experiences as faculty or staff during the fall or 2020. What favorite teaching technique were you able to migrate into the...

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Bookstore continuing online operations and now serving the Saint John campus

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With the closure of the brick and mortar store on the Saint John campus, all textbooks will now be shown on the Fredericton website at www.unbshop.ca. Under textbooks, click "enter courses" and under "program" select your campus. If your course says that materials are still being finalized, please click the "notify me" when button to be informed when a text has been selected. Textbooks that show "backordered" just mean they are on the way to us and will ship out to your as soon...

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Guest Lecture: Fluid Mechanics Research at DRDC Atlantic by Dr. Rob Doyle

Siddharth Raval

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join the department of mechanical engineering class ME3511 (Fluid Mechanics) for a guest lecture with Dr. Rob Doyle (DRDC) on Nov. 20 between 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. The lecture will take place virtually via MS Teams (link below) and is titled "Fluid Mechanics Research at DRDC Atlantic." Link: Join via MS Teams  Abstract Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) is an agency of the department of defence, which provides scientific and technical expertise to the Canadian Armed Forces in...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please share this opportunity with your students.  Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? Visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In-person and virtual experiences are available.  The online Volunteer Fair is open to all students, faculty and staff. Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Tell us your success story for a chance to win!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Have you had a positive learning experience through the UNB College of Extended Learning? If so, we would love to hear from you!   Your participation in a CEL course or program may have been to advance your career, pursue a new direction, earn a degree, or learn for the pure joy of it. Whatever your reason for learning, we want to hear how the experience has made a difference in your everyday life.  What’s in it for you? Submit your success story between now and Jan....

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Cozy up to learning with UNB this winter

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


With December just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make plans for 2021! Download the winter schedule and explore the many online courses and programs you can enjoy from the comfort and warmth of home. Already working on your degree? Register any time for online open entry courses and take up to 6 months to complete, or enroll in a term based course. Search the UNB Timetable for an up-to-date listing of academic courses, including these: ECE 2214 - Digital Logic Design ...

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UNBSJ Flu Shot Clinics

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: November 17, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Student Health Centre is offering Flu Shot Clinics on the Saint John Campus. When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Where:  The Ping Pong Table Room, G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre By appointment only this year.  Book online at behealthy@unb.ca Masks are mandatory for the appointment and please have your Medicare or Provincial Health Card with you. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline...

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UNB Alumni Host Career Talks Online

Mary Duffley

Posted: November 16, 2020 10:56:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Current students are invited to join UNB alumni for an evening of advice and expertise, as the Alumni Office hosts its annual Career Talks events, live via Zoom. Saint John: Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. (AST) Fredericton: Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 - 8 p.m (AST) Students and alumni will sit in designated ‘break out rooms’ to discuss professional development related topics that include: • Resumes and interviewing in a digital space. • How to network during...

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5G in Fredericton: The Future is Now webinar on Nov. 17

UNB Communications

Posted: November 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join Rogers and the Fredericton Innovation Partnership as they discuss 5G network technology and how it will drive innovation and business transformation. Experts will discuss the evolution of 5G, the opportunity it creates, and the innovation it will foster in Fredericton. Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Time: 3 - 4 p.m. AST Register: http://www2.enterprise.rogers.com/City_of_Fredericton_Webinar_en Moderated by Adam Bell, Chief Information Officer & Assistant Director of Corporate Services for...

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Panel event: 50 years after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

Tabatha Armstrong

Posted: November 16, 2020 10:52:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join us for a special online panel event on Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. (AST) reflecting on the 50 years that have passed since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (RCSW). This event is co-hosted by the faculties of arts at UNB Fredericton and Saint John and will feature the following speakers:• Dr. Gillian Thompson, Professor Emerita of History, UNB Fredericton Talk title: “Introduction: The RCSW in Fredericton” • Dr. Gail Campbell, Professor Emerita of History,...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Samantha M. Bailey

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 16, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Samantha M. Bailey will discuss her debut psychological thriller and national bestseller, Woman on the Edge on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.”  She places her child in your arms. She says your name.  Then she jumps... Samantha M. Bailey is a Toronto-based novelist, journalist and freelance editor. Her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, and Oxford University Press,...

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Family Violence Prevention Month Lunch and Learns

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:50:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick continues and so do the MMFC Online Lunch & Learns (via Zoom) addressing a variety of topics related to Family Violence Prevention work and services in an effort to promote awareness, encourage engagement, and prompt dialogue. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 12 - 1 p.m., is "Domestic Violence: It’s Your Business - A Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit" with Silke Brabander discussing domestic and intimate partner violence in...

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Questioning Education: What are educators' responsibilities in our climate emergency?

Catherine Foster

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:48:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


On Thursday, Nov. 19, the UNB Faculty of Education presents Questioning Education: A Faculty of Education Panel Series. The panel will be asked: What are educators’ responsibilities in our climate emergency? The public is invited to join this free event via livestream on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.  The Facebook livestream can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/UNBFEduc  Moderator: Dave Wagner, PhD Panelists: Carolyn Barnhart Carolyn has been...

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RBC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Alicia Sharp

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:46:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome Alicia Sharp, CEO of Upfront Cosmetics, to our Lunch & Learn Speaker Series, presented by RBC. Join us on the UNB - Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Facebook page on Nov. 17th at 12 p.m. to hear from Alicia and her journey as an entrepreneur! "We take an active, unbiased, and curious approach to everything we do. We do the research, so you won’t have to, and we’ll...

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Reminder: Submit your lab software requests for the winter term by Nov. 30

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:44:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in winter 2021 that requires your students to use software not currently available at UNB? New software requests for UNB computer labs and Virtual Lab must be submitted by Nov. 30 via UNB’s lab software request form to be fully tested and in place for the winter semester. See ITS’s lab software policy for more details. If you need help completing the software request form, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk at...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: OneDrive and SharePoint improvements

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 13, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  OneDrive and SharePoint are a great way to store, share, and collaborate on documents with others. If you regularly use OneDrive and SharePoint, you may notice some new improvements: File upload size has increased from 15 GB to 100 GB If a file or folder is moved, the file access will be maintained Find shared folders faster by adding shortcuts to ‘My files’ in OneDrive How to add a shared folder shortcut to 'My files' in OneDrive Note: You can...

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2021 UNB Work-Study Program Now Accepting Proposals

Hilary Marks

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Work-Study Program is now accepting applications from individuals, faculties and departments looking to hire students for the Winter 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...

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Last chance: BOGO on ABA Training for Families and Caregivers courses

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you know someone who would benefit from learning practical skills and techniques to help cope with a loved one’s challenging behaviours? This holiday season, you can make a difference by giving the gift of learning. The Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Training for Families and Caregivers program includes a suite of introductory-level courses designed for parents, family members and caregivers of children with behavioural challenges and special needs.   Best of all, until...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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UNB recognizes Remembrance Day

UNB Communications

Posted: November 10, 2020 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


For the eighth year in a row, UNB is recognizing the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. UNB Remembers, an event that is typically held each November on campus, brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifices that UNB members made in wartime and beyond. Due to the pandemic, this year’s event moves to an online format, running from Nov. 10 to 13. Over those days, UNB will feature stories through its institutional social media...

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Teaching Matters: Call for Submissions

Rebecca McKay

Posted: November 10, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Teaching Matters is a bi-annual publication devoted to teaching and learning on the UNB Saint John campus. In our next edition of Teaching Matters, we want to gather and share the best insights and practices that we have gleaned from our first ADM fall term - The Fall Harvest Edition: 2020. Please consider contributing a one-or-two-page submission that records your experiences as faculty or staff during the fall or 2020. What favorite teaching technique were you able to migrate into the...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Samantha M. Bailey

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: November 10, 2020 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Samantha M. Bailey will discuss her debut psychological thriller and national bestseller, Woman on the Edge on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.”  She places her child in your arms. She says your name.  Then she jumps... Samantha M. Bailey is a Toronto-based novelist, journalist and freelance editor. Her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, and Oxford University Press,...

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Mourning the passing of UNB donor John Bliss

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of UNB donor John Bliss, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2020. He was 87. John was a well-known philanthropist who retired as the engineer for the City of Fredericton in 1998. During his time with the city, he was responsible for many successes, including improving the city drinking water. In 2008, the E. John Bliss Water Treatment Plant was named in his honour. Friends and colleagues remember John as a hard worker,...

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Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award - Submission Deadline, February 1

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


The Senates’ Teaching Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for this award.  If you know of worthy candidates, please identify them to their dean or department chair by Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 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. 1, 2021.  The purpose of this award is to acknowledge those individuals who have...

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The UNB Art Centre Presents Fredericton's Fibre Arts Network Online and In-person

Oliver Flecknell

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Fredericton's Fibre Arts Network (FAN) will feature its latest group exhibit entitled, Craft 2020: Reflections at the UNB Art Centre from November 1 - December 13, 2020. As we adjust to the “new” normal, members of the public can view this exhibition that is installed in the gallery space by appointment on Sundays by signing up. The presentation of works can also be viewed online by visiting our website. Craft 2020: Reflections features work juried by FAN members and presents 40...

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Greg Colllins: Future of travel

Alumni Office

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Greg Collins (BBA'11) shares insights into the future of travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including shifts in the industry and 2021 travel destinations. Check more insights, along with inspiring stories and things to do on the UNB Alumni News website. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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UNBSJ Flu Shot Clinics

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Student Health Centre is offering Flu Shot Clinics on the Saint John Campus. When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Where:  The Ping Pong Table Room, G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre By appointment only this year.  Book online at behealthy@unb.ca Masks are mandatory for the appointment and please have your Medicare or Provincial Health Card with you. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline...

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The future of surgical robotics is here - and this alumnus is creating it

Alumni Office

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Jason Currie (MScE’15) may be working from his San Francisco Bay Area home these days because of the pandemic, but he’s still hugely excited to log in each day and tackle his current project – a general-purpose surgical robot. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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The Fiddlehead Free Online Poetry and Prose Reading - November 25

Kelsey Hovey

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:33:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Over the final months of 2020, The Fiddlehead is hosting a series of free online readings featuring the writers whose work appears in the 75th anniversary issue. The fourth of these events will be happening on Wednesday, Nov.  25 at 6 p.m. EST. The series highlights writers from across the country as we tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. Join us in celebrating 75 years of literary foraging as these authors share their work and answer your...

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SUB Closed Wednesday, Nov. 11

Matthew Theriault

Posted: November 9, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised the Student Union Building will be closed on Remembrance Day - Nov. 11. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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In appreciation and gratitude - A message from President Mazerolle

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


To say the past nine months have been anything other than extraordinary would be an understatement. Our personal lives have been transformed and the entire operation of our institution has been altered. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, your dedication, leadership and thoughtfulness continues to inspire me. We are very fortunate at UNB to have dedicated individuals across the university who are working tirelessly to provide support, care and comfort to students, staff and faculty during...

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Changes to UNB Microsoft Licensing for Retirees as of April 2021

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 6, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Due to upcoming changes to UNB’s license agreement with Microsoft, this April UNB retirees will see changes to how they access and use Microsoft products. Retirees will continue to have full online access to Microsoft 365 services including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint through a web browser (Windows and Mac) or Office mobile apps (any mobile device); however, downloaded desktop versions of the Microsoft Office Suite will no longer be available for Mac and Windows computers as of...

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Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) Training for Instructors – November 11th Drop-in Session Cancellation

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

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

Category: News and Notices


We are cancelling the drop-in session that was scheduled for November 11, 2020 in observance of Remembrance Day (University Holiday). For questions, please contact sosfeedback@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jessa Andrea Canaveral Email Address: Jessa.Canaveral@unb.ca

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UNB Licence Plates

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Be #ProudlyUNB wherever the road takes you! With front licence plates no longer required in NB, UNB's Associated Alumni now has #ProudlyUNB licence plates available for purchase, in support of the UNB Alumni Legacy Award.   Recipients of the award, like Laura Palmer, exemplify the #ProudlyUNB spirit on campus and in their communities. As faculty, staff, and alumni, your support matters and you can help make a difference for students like Laura while also decking your vehicle out in UNB...

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RBC Virtual Lunch and Learn: Michael Justason

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: November 6, 2020 10:36:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The J. Herbert Smith Centre is excited to be hosting McMaster Assistant Professor, Michael Justason, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 12 -12:50 p.m. Michael teaches courses in geotechnical engineering, engineering economics, communications, and senior design project courses. He is a graduate of McMaster in Civil Engineering and Management (’93) and a Masters in Engineering (’95). Michael also graduated from Western University in 2010 with an EMBA and is currently a PhD candidate in the...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Saint John Christmas Exchange

Laura Devlin

Posted: November 6, 2020 10:31:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In lieu of our annual CUPE 3339 Children's Christmas party for faculty and staff, this year, we have decided to support the local community by way of the Saint John Christmas Exchange. It is a volunteer agency that works with local churches/agencies to assist families requesting help in the Saint John and surrounding areas.  This year, due to COVID-19, it is asking for a monetary donation to help purchase grocery gift cards.  Anyone in our UNB Saint John campus community who is...

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Reminder: UNBF flu immunization clinic

UNB Communications

Posted: November 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton has hosted a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. The final clinic will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in MacLaggan Hall. Please enter at the front door at Dineen Dr. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number...

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Fall Convocation Ceremonies to be held on November 7

Communications Office

Posted: November 5, 2020 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


UNB's virtual Fall Convocation Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 and all are invited to watch! Tune in 10 minutes early to each ceremony to join the Associated Alumni Champagne Toast! The Fredericton campus's ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and can be viewed at either the Graduation website or on the UNB Fredericton Facebook page. The Saint John campus's ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. and can be viewed at either the Graduation website or on the UNB...

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Psychology Colloquium: Graduate Student Research Symposium

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

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

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Nov. 13, UNB Fredericton's Department of Psychology will host a Graduate Student Research Symposium! Four wonderful Psychology graduate students will present their respective research activities. The colloquium will take place at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. All are welcome to attend! Please click "HERE" to join! Danie Beaulieu - A Cancer Diagnosis Has Longterm Detrimental Effects on Health The general purpose was to determine how a cancer diagnosis affects physical and...

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UNB Saint John data scientist pioneering in occupational health informatics

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Hongchang (Gary) Bao’s (BScCS’19) undergraduate research in occupational health informatics has been published in a leading peer-reviewed journal for digital medicine and health, and has garnered interest from national organizations, such as CanPath and the National Cancer Institute. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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An unexpected career path for a mechanical engineering alumnus

Alumni Office

Posted: November 5, 2020 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Who knew that a mechanical engineer could end up in an innovation role at one of Canada’s big banks? Malcolm Nwokotubo (BScME’16, D-TME’16) sure didn’t when he first came to study at UNB. Read more about Malcolm's story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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New Online Student Opinion Survey Training for Instructors – Additional Sessions

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

Posted: November 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Did you miss the training for instructors about the new online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) and would like to attend a live session? You can! Additional drop-in sessions will be offered on the following schedules:   Thursday, Nov. 5, from 2 – 3 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 – 11 a.m. via Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting) Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 1 – 2 p.m. via Microsoft Teams (Click here to join...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: November 4, 2020 10:40:00 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 only at this time. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure 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) at...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Samantha M. Bailey

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Samantha M. Bailey will discuss her debut psychological thriller and national bestseller, Woman on the Edge on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.”  She places her child in your arms. She says your name.  Then she jumps... Samantha M. Bailey is a Toronto-based novelist, journalist and freelance editor. Her work has appeared in Now Magazine, The Village Post, and Oxford University Press,...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

Human Resources & Organizational Development

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

Category: News and Notices


Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  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. Due to COVID-19, we will be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format this year.  Please consider joining us in one of the sessions...

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Call for Proposals for Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


It is time to consider presenting at the 15th annual Kaleidoscope 2020! UNB’s Kaleidoscope Teaching Showcase will be held virtually on the afternoon of December 11th, the reading day before exams. Mark it in your calendars! Call for Proposals is now Open: The topic area is open, so there is no need to match a pre-determined theme; we are interested in hearing you share your brilliant teaching-related projects or ideas! You can choose between one of the following...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


Th next QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature:  Methodological Focus: The Pros and Cons of Qualitative Data Management Systems (Dr. Natasha Hanson, Horizon Health Network) In this talk, Dr. Natasha Hanson will discuss the benefits and challenges of several widely used qualitative research data management tools. Tools to be featured will include Microsoft (MS) Word, MS...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Teams meeting note improvements

IT Service Desk

Posted: November 4, 2020 10:34:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Teams meeting notes are a great way to capture and share information discussed during a meeting, and keep anyone who was unable to attend in the loop about what they missed.  If you regularly use Teams meeting notes, you may notice some new improvements: Meeting Notes now support 100 people* Fewer access issues Individuals can now request access from the owner/organizer in one step  *Note: Meeting notes will still be available if there are more...

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Joanne Levison is retiring from the Faculty of Law

Law Dean's Office

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

Category: News and Notices


After 30 years at UNB, and almost 20 years with the Faculty of Law, Joanne Levison has decided to retire! Her last day “in the office” will be Tuesday, Nov. 17. Joanne has been a steadfast fixture at the Faculty of Law and her dedication and service to our students and faculty have been tremendous. This Faculty will not be the same without her and she’ll be missed immensely! Although we cannot physically join together, I’m sure that Joanne...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Harald Taukulis

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Dr. Harald (Harry) Karl Taukulis, who passed away on Oct. 31, 2020. He was 71. Born in Braunschweig, Germany, Harry was a professor of psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus. He  joined the department as an associate professor in 1986 and retired in 2016. As chair of psychology, Harry worked tirelessly to promote the department, as well as the larger Saint John campus. He was instrumental in the...

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UNBF Student Union Welcome Center

Karen Miner

Posted: November 4, 2020 10:20:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Fredericton Student Union Welcome Center will be closed from November 9 - 13. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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Your input is required for the UNBSJ Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Danielle Smith

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Saint John campus is completing a Campus-Wide Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. The objective of this session is to identify climate change impacts and vulnerabilities present on campus, with a focus on University infrastructure, core services, and natural elements. The goal of the project is to develop strategic adaptation options to build climate resilience on campus.  The link at the bottom of the page will bring you to the main landing page of the online engagement...

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Family Violence Prevention Month Lunch and Learns

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

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

Category: News and Notices


The start of Family Violence Prevention Month in New Brunswick began on Sunday, Nov. 1. Over the month of November, in partnership with researchers, collaborators, and stakeholders, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research will host a series of Online Lunch & Learns (via Zoom) around a variety of topics related to Family Violence Prevention work and services in an effort to promote awareness, encourage engagement, and prompt dialogue. Wednesday Nov. 4,...

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Marshall d'Avray Hall water shut down

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: November 3, 2020 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations wishes to advise that the water at Marshall d'Avray Hall will be shut off on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., to allow for repairs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Capital Planning & Operations 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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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

Posted: November 3, 2020 10:22:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? If so, visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In-person and virtual experiences are available.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNBF Volunteer Fair Email Address: glm@unb.ca

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Ginny Lawson: Designing your house for winter

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB alumna Ginny Lawson (BA’04) of Virginia Ann Interiors has a passion for design and shares her top tips for decorating your home in preparation for winter, now that we’ll be spending more time inside. For more insights and advice from alumni and fellow UNBers, check out Alumni News insights. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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ESET update for UNB-owned Windows computers starting Nov. 4

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, ITS will be updating all UNB-owned Windows computers with the latest version of ESET, UNB’s endpoint security software. What this means to you Note: this update impacts UNB-owned Windows computers only. If you have a Mac, you won’t be affected. If you’re working on campus: This update will be pushed out automatically by ITS with no action required by you.  If you’re working remotely: Please connect to UNB’s Virtual Private...

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UNBSJ Flu Shot Clinics

Jacqueline Allen

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

Category: News and Notices


The Student Health Centre is offering Flu Shot Clinics on the Saint John Campus. When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Where:  The Ping Pong Table Room, G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre By appointment only this year.  Book online at behealthy@unb.ca Masks are mandatory for the appointment and please have your Medicare or Provincial Health Card with you. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline...

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You are invited: UNB and Parks Canada make a first-ever research announcement on Nov. 5

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. for a special announcement from UNB and Parks Canada. This announcement will celebrate a research partnership between the two organizations, and will include remarks and information as well as a question and answer session that will be of particular interest to students studying or working in coastal biology and ecology. The event will be held on Microsoft Teams, and is open to the public. We encourage you to share this link with personal and...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of Lorenzo Society virtual series

Communications Office

Posted: November 2, 2020 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at UNB Saint John, will launch his new book, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ADT, as part of the Lorenzo Society’s virtual series. In 1969, at the height of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono’s popularity, they visited Canada. Recounting the story of events which took place while in the country, historian Greg Marquis offers a unique portrayal of Canadian society in the late sixties,...

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Active Learning in Remote Teaching

Patricia Chisholm

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

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series, on the Saint John campus, will host Dr. Shannon Murray of UPEI, 3M National Fellow, on Monday, Nov. 9. She will facilitate a session on “The Struggles and Compromises of Active Learning in Crisis Remote Teaching.”  Please find the zoom meeting’s ID and passcode below:   https://upei.zoom.us/j/68479284493?pwd=UWo1Wkd1eWhEVmdTZHlyakdtYkpSdz09 Meeting ID: 684 7928 4493 Passcode: 981643 Category: News and Notices Article...

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Reminder: UNB Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy Consultation Sessions on Nov. 3 and 5

UNB Communications

Posted: November 2, 2020 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We encourage all members of our community to participate in one of two consultation sessions being held to provide faculty, staff and students with the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about UNB’s proposed Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy.  The draft policy outlines a process for students, faculty and staff to operate within the University using a chosen first name and/or middle name that is different from their legal name. When implemented, it will...

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Mourning the passing of UNB student Aidan Burbank

UNB Communications

Posted: November 2, 2020 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of UNB student Aidan Joseph Burbank, who passed away on Oct. 15, 2020. He was 21. Born in Richmond Hill, ON, Aidan was a second-year student in the faculty of forestry and environmental management who loved archeology and history. Many of Aidan’s family and friends will remember him as a gifted musician who was kind, friendly, thoughtful, curious and adventurous. A talented athlete and active outdoorsman, he enjoyed...

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A rising star’s journey from Trinidad to Fredericton to Toronto

Alumni Office

Posted: November 2, 2020 10:29:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Cilise Connell (BBA’12) is a rising star in capital markets in Canada - and she's also working to enhance diversity and inclusion in the industry. Read more about Cilise's journey.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Reminder: UNBF flu immunization clinics this week

UNB Communications

Posted: November 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season.  There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Nov. 4, 6 and 17, from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. Each clinic...

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View the Fall Convocation Ceremonies on November 7

Communications Office

Posted: October 30, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Fall Convocation Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 and all are invited to watch! The Fredericton campus's ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and can be viewed at either the Graduation website or on the UNB Fredericton Facebook page. The Saint John campus's ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. and can be viewed at either the Graduation website or on the UNB Saint John Facebook page. Tune in 10 minutes early to each ceremony to join the Associated Alumni...

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Request for Feedback on Dean of Law Candidates

Trina Calhoun

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

Category: News and Notices


On behalf of the Dean of Law Search Advisory Committee, I would like to thank members of the UNB community who participated in the interview process.  At this time, the Committee invites you to take the opportunity to convey your comments about the two candidates, Gemma Smyth and Michael Marin, by sending your comments via email to kfrank@kbrs.ca by 12 noon on Friday, Nov. 6. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. These comments will be compiled and provided to...

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UNBF flu immunization clinics

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Nov. 4, 6 and 17, from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. Each...

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Share your feedback: Trademark & Visual Identity Policies

Marketing Office

Posted: October 30, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Have you shared your feedback on UNB's updated Trademark Policy and new Visual Identity Policy? The trademark policy outlines the ownership and protection of UNB’s registered and unregistered marks. It will ensure that the use of our marks positively represents and reflects UNB’s academic heritage. The visual identity policy outlines the application of our visual identity to our communication, design and presentation materials. It will ensure that our brand standards and...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Gary Worrell

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Gary Worrell, who passed away on Oct. 25. He was 67. Gary completed his bachelor of physical education at UNB in 1975, his master of science at Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and his PhD at Florida State University in 1987. He spent his career at UNB Saint John teaching physical education (later renamed kinesiology and then sports and exercise psychology) and coached several varsity sports teams....

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Student Health Centre Is Open

Jacqueline Allen

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Student Health Centre remains open to all UNB Saint John, Saint John College, Dalhousie Medicine NB and UNB/NBCC combined program students. We offer a wide range of health assessments and treatments provided by our Doctor, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse. Please contact our medical receptionist by phone 648-5656 or email behealthy@unb.ca for a virtual, telephone or in-person visit. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Jacqueline Allen Email Address:...

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Organizational change boils down to three ingredients

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Change management - whether planned or unexpected like during a pandemic - can be difficult. Success becomes easier when an organization embraces three key things. Alumnus Kevin Ferguson (BBA’92, BA’93) shares three ingredients for organizational change.  Get more advice and insights on the UNB Alumni blog.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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The Spirit of Memorial Hall

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The following story is a tale told by Angie Deveau, a communications officer at the University of New Brunswick. Have you ever wondered if any spirits drift through the halls of the University of New Brunswick late at night? Well, Terry Parsons, a patrol officer on UNB Fredericton’s security team, knows the answer to that question. Established in 1785, UNB is the oldest English-language university in Canada. Given our 235 years of history, people are bound to hear a ghost story or two...

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Accessing Services – Office of the Registrar (Fredericton campus)

Jo-ann Mihan

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please note the Office of the Registrar, Fredericton campus, is adjusting its walk-in hours, effective Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.   The Office of the Registrar continues to offer virtual service to support student needs and will offer walk-in services in Sir Howard Douglas Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. See UNB Fredericton Office of the Registrar (https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/registrar/index.html) for detailed contact information and how you can...

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Reminder: Early WebTimeEntry Cutoff for Nov. 14 pay

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:39:00 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 November 14, 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, November 5, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  Human Resources wants to help you plan for your future.  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. Due to COVID-19, we will be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format this year.  Please consider joining us in one of the sessions...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Michael Kohler

UNB Communications

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Michael Kohler, who passed away on Oct. 22, 2020. He was 69. Born in Hamilton, ON, Michael graduated from UNB Fredericton with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1975. While at UNB, he played three seasons on the men’s hockey team. He began working for UNB Saint John’s facilities management as a carpenter in 1990. Michael retired in 2011 after 21 years of service. Many of...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


Th next QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature:  Methodological Focus: The Pros and Cons of Qualitative Data Management Systems (Dr. Natasha Hanson, Horizon Health Network) In this talk, Dr. Natasha Hanson will discuss the benefits and challenges of several widely used qualitative research data management tools. Tools to be featured will include Microsoft (MS) Word, MS...

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Submit your lab software requests for the winter semester

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in winter 2021 that requires your students to use software not currently available at UNB? New software requests for UNB computer labs and Virtual Lab must be submitted by November 30 via UNB’s lab software request form to be fully tested and in place for the winter semester. See ITS’s lab software policy for more details. If you need help completing the software request form, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk at...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with Dr. Cheryl A. MacDonald

Leslie Harquail

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Cheryl A. MacDonald will present a Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium entitled, 'The Impact of COVID-19 on The Everyday Lives of Atlantic University Sport Student' on Friday, Nov. 6, from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m.  http://Join Microsoft Teams Meeting All are welcome to attend! Abstract This sociological study will map out the impact of the novel coronavirus (also known as the global COVID-19 pandemic) on the everyday lives of Atlantic University Sport student-athletes. Atlantic University...

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JDI Roundtable moves online, facilitating greater access

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Spurred by necessity and opportunity, the 2020 JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick Forum will be a transformed experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on gatherings, and seizing an opportunity to open the Forum to even more stakeholders across the province, the 2020 Forum has shifted from an in-person event to a series of webinars. Four webinars will be included in this year’s series, taking place on Friday afternoons at 2 p.m....

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Last chance to register for APAC 2020

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Don't miss out on the chance to join like-minded professionals, individuals on the Autism Spectrum, and their families for the 2nd annual Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference on November 5!  Check out the full schedule and start planning your virtual conference journey.  With this special online edition of the conference, APAC 2020 offers a full day of informative and thought-provoking breakout sessions and keynote addresses by experts in the field of assessment, treatment, and...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

Posted: October 29, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? Visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In-person and virtual experiences are available.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNBF Volunteer Fair Email Address: glm@unb.ca

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You’re Invited to UNB’s Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy Consultation Sessions on Nov. 3 and 5

UNB Communications

Posted: October 28, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We encourage all members of our community to participate in one of two consultation sessions being held to provide faculty, staff and students with the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about UNB’s proposed Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy.  The draft policy outlines a process for students, faculty and staff to operate within the University using a chosen first name and/or middle name that is different from their legal name. When implemented, it will...

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Professors Emeriti rankings to be awarded at fall convocation

Communications Office

Posted: October 28, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At the virtual fall convocation ceremonies, UNB will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to five of its retired faculty members. This honorary rank is awarded, upon or after retirement from active academic duties, to such professors as have served the university with great distinction. The individuals being honoured include: Dr. David Coleman (Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering) Dr. Bruce MacDonald (Biological Sciences) Dr. Alan Sears (Education) Dr. Ruth Shaw (Computer Science) Dr. Melanie...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Hard Mute in MS Teams is here

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 28, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to control whether your Teams meeting attendees can unmute their mics? The ‘Hard Mute’ feature is now available!  Hard mute prevents meeting attendees from being able to unmute their mics so you can present without interruption. If an attendee needs to speak or it’s time for a group discussion, as the meeting organizer or presenter you can unmute participants’ mics as needed.  How do I turn on Hard Mute? Hard...

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UNB professor elected to the Royal Society of Canada

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Gary Waite has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. Currently the acting chair of the history and classics departments in UNB Fredericton’s faculty of arts, Dr. Waite joins 86 others as new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, announced by the RSC in September. “I...

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UNB to present teaching and research awards

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB will honour three outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching and research at its virtual fall convocation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. Two UNB Saint John faculty members will be recognized with Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Excellence in Teaching Awards. This award recognizes outstanding teaching on the basis of nominations from students and faculty members at UNB.   The 2020 recipients are Drs. Moira A. Law and Lucy Wilson. The UNB Award for...

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Mourning the passing of former writer-in-residence Richard “RM” Vaughan

UNB Communications

Posted: October 27, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of former writer-in-residence Richard “RM” Vaughan, who passed away on Oct. 23, 2020. He was 55. Born in Saint John, NB, Richard was a successful creative writer and journalist who completed his BA (‘87) and MA (‘91) in English from UNB. After graduating, he moved to Toronto and became well-known in the city’s art and literary scene. He was a regular arts columnist and critic for several newspapers and...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of Lorenzo Society virtual series

Communications Office

Posted: October 27, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at UNB Saint John, will launch his new book, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ADT, as part of the Lorenzo Society’s virtual series. In 1969, at the height of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono’s popularity, they visited Canada. Recounting the story of events which took place while in the country, historian Greg Marquis offers a unique portrayal of Canadian society in the late sixties,...

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Winter Work Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: October 27, 2020 10:36:00 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 Winter 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...

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D2L Brightspace Assistance

Debbie Goguen

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

Category: News and Notices


Would you like one-on-one assistance with D2L Brighspace? Do you have a quick question for which you need a quick answer? Teaching & Learning Services, CETL, would like to let you know there are a couple of different ways that you can get assistance with all your D2L Brighspace questions: 1. D2L Drop-In:   Each Tuesday, from 9 -11 a.m., and each Wednesday, from 1 - 3 p.m., there will be a Drop-In session for all your D2L Brightspace questions. At this live Drop-In, you will be able...

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Recruiting Men Living with Extra Weight for an Exercise Study

Mohammad Keshavarz

Posted: October 27, 2020 10:30:00 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 health/ fitness assessment and a free 12-week exercise program with an exercise professional delivered online at home without need any equipment. Taking part in this study will help you begin a permanent healthy lifestyle through resistance training exercises. Contact us to...

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Digital launch of Unicorn in the Woods

Alisha Bainbridge

Posted: October 26, 2020 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join Goose Lane Editions on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. (ADT) for the digital launch of Gordon Pitts’s highly anticipated new book, Unicorn in the Woods. Journeying back to the origins of Radian6 and Q1 Labs — two New Brunswick companies with strong connections to UNB, that sold for a combined $1 billion — in the basements and offices of a group of geeks and dreamers, Pitts tells a story of two remarkable companies and the legacies that continue to this day. But theirs was...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Marketing Office and Associated Alumni

Posted: October 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During this time of uncertainty and change, once again the members of the UNB Class of 2020 have continually impressed us with their resilience, drive and dedication. Although our graduation ceremonies will be held virtually this fall, we want all members of the UNB community to have an opportunity to celebrate our graduates and to welcome them into the UNB Alumni family.  Our ask of you  If you have advice, words...

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UNBSJ Flu Shot Clinics

Jacqueline Allen

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

Category: News and Notices


The Student Health Centre is offering Flu Shot Clinics on the Saint John Campus. When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 9 -11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Where:  The Ping Pong Table Room, G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre By appointment only this year.  Book online at behealthy@unb.ca Masks are mandatory for the appointment and please have your Medicare or Provincial Health Card with you. Category: News and...

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Reminder: UNBF flu immunization clinics this week

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. Two will be held this week. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Oct. 27 and 29, as well as...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: October 26, 2020 10:35:00 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 only at this time. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure 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) at...

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UNB is Here: Dive Deep into Marine Biology

UNB Marketing

Posted: October 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Whether students choose to study marine biology on UNB’s Fredericton or Saint John campuses, they can expect to get their hands dirty.  The programs equip students with a broad marine biology education and immersive, in-field learning opportunities.  Immersive marine semesters  One of the most exciting aspects of the programs are the marine semesters. The intensive 12-week programs take students to ecologically diverse sites throughout the...

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New Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) Training for Instructors

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

Posted: October 23, 2020 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The new online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) will be rolled out this Fall Term using the revised Senates approved SOS framework. The new software will enable course instructors to: Personalize questions: Instructors will have the opportunity to personalize their questionnaire(s) by selecting six (6) instructor-chosen questions from a pre-determined 27 category Instructor Question Bank. Select a survey date: Instructors will have the opportunity to select a dedicated survey day (one day) for...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Feeling Stressed? Learning Communities can help

Dave Decker

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

Category: News and Notices


Is the pressure of the term starting to catch-up with you? If so, attend a Learning Community session to learn how stress can be handled in a healthy way. This week, join our Learning Community leaders and Dr. David Creelman as we discuss ways to manage stress and look after yourself.  The third module of Learning Communities is all about stress management and self-care.  Join us next week for a great session that can help you get through the term! Four options are...

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Child health researcher brings expertise to UNB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Ziba Vaghri has journeyed the world researching and advocating for children’s health, development and rights. Now, Dr. Vaghri is bringing that passion and expertise to the University of New Brunswick. She was recently appointed as a Senior Research Associate in the department of psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus. “UNB offers a unique opportunity for this work. There is very fertile soil in New Brunswick for developing children’s rights research, particularly...

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Winter Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: October 22, 2020 10:35:00 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 Winter 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...

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UNB is Here: Reducing Food Waste One Mushroom at a Time

UNB Marketing

Posted: October 22, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Experts estimate that $49.5B worth of food is lost or wasted in Canada alone each year. Recognizing the growing concern around food safety, UNB science graduate, Natasha Dhayagude (BSc'14) and her co-founder David Brown, looked to nature to find a solution.  The answer came in the form of an extract from white button mushrooms. The founders of Chinova Bioworks are pioneering the use of mushroom fiber to provide consumers and brands with a clean-label solution to food...

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UNB is Here: Where Health Care Meets Social Justice

UNB Marketing

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

Category: News and Notices


Founded by the UNB faculty of nursing, the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre is leading the way in primary health care in Canada. It’s the only teaching facility of its kind in the country, and the only health clinic in Canada with a Community Access Room, an accessible, low barrier space offering laundry services, a shower, a fresh cup of coffee and friendly conversation. Its many services are guided by a philosophy of harm reduction and focused on vulnerable...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Susan Collins

UNB Communications

Posted: October 22, 2020 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Susan Collins, who passed away on Oct. 11 in Saint John. She was 73. Susan began her library career at UNB Fredericton in 1974. She worked as a cataloguer until she moved to the Ward Chipman Library in Saint John in 1979 as serials librarian. She later became the director of information services and systems, which combined the library and computing services on the Saint John campus. Susan worked closely...

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. E. Sandra Byers

Jennifer Marie McWilliams

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

Category: News and Notices


Dr. E. Sandra Byers (University of New Brunswick) will deliver a colloquium entitled, "Sexual Well-Being: Are You There Yet?" on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. All are welcome to attend! Sexual Well-Being: Are You There Yet? Sexual well-being has a strong personal significance to most individuals and couples. It also contributes to relationship satisfaction and longevity, quality of life, and psychological adjustment. Although researchers have paid...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium with guest speaker Ross Leadbetter

Leslie Harquail

Posted: October 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The kinesiology graduate colloquium will be held on Friday Oct. 23, from 10:30 - 11:50 am. All are welcome!  http://Join Microsoft Teams Meeting Dr. Ross Leadbetter holds an interdisciplinary PhD in the development of high-performance teams and the creation and conversion of authentic knowledge for competitive organizational, team, and individual advantage. In his current role as the Executive Director and CEO of the not-for-profit research organization, iHub Learning Inc., Ross supports...

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Cellar Pub & Grill is Open for Business

Becky Sullivan

Posted: October 22, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Looking for a warm meal on these cool days? Stop by the Cellar Pub and Grill in the SUB - you won't be disappointed with our menu options or our prices! The Cellar Pub opens at 11:30 a.m. from Monday - Friday and at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address: bsulliva@unb.ca

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Minor changes to UNB Access Manager on October 28

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


On October 28, UNB Access Manager is being updated with minor changes. These updates will not impact how you request/approve access – the current process will remain the same. What is changing? New departmental level access section: Shows an individual’s current department level access and lets you request/remove department level access as required. Works the same way as updating individual level access(es). More modern, mobile-friendly look and feel. Updated headers and...

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9th Annual Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture on Education and Social Justice

Catherine Foster

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Faculty of Education will present the 9th Annual Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture on Education and Social Justice on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion: How can education systems in Atlantic Canada best respond to calls to combat systemic racism and to adopt anti-racist principles? All are invited to this free, public lecture. Facebook Live stream Canadian civic discourse is permeated with deliberation about the reconciliation, or lack thereof, between Indigenous...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Using lists in Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 21, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to track and store lists of information? ‘Lists’ in M365 is a new tool that lets you store, manage and share lists of information such as inventories, reference lists or plans for class content. You can create a list from scratch or from a variety of preformatted templates. How do I get started with Lists? You can create a new list within Teams or from the Lists app in M365. To get started in Teams: Locate the team in...

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Chaplaincy is online!

Michael Bravener

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

Category: News and Notices


Did you know that Campus Ministry is available online? The office at C.C. Jones is closed for now but our Chaplain, Mike Bravener is available at chaplain.fredericton@unb.ca, or through Facebook at UNB Campus Ministry page. We are looking to begin a weekly series entitled "The Chaplain's Inn" on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning Nov. 4.  This online gathering is a place to ask questions, share thoughts, poems and musings. We are developing a "contact list" for those who would like...

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The new MyUNB is coming

Isil Flynn

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

Category: News and Notices


Over the next year, the information and services contained in the eServices menus, WebAdvisor and InsideUNB will be undergoing some big changes, affecting everyone who uses them. At the end of November 2021, eServices, UNB’s familiar online hub, will cease to exist in its current form and will be replaced with the MyUNB Intranet to ensure students, faculty and staff continue to have access to tools and technologies to carry out their daily work.  By the end of June...

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2021 UNB Winter Work-Study Program now accepting proposals

Hilary Marks

Posted: October 20, 2020 10:38:00 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 Winter 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...

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Managing the New Normal - Register Today

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


There is still time to register for this free webinar!   On October 22, join UNB instructor and consulting occupational health and safety professional, Glyn Jones, as he hosts Managing the New Normal. In this one-hour webinar Glyn will discuss: • A framework for establishing new norms for businesses to successfully and safely reopen in the post-COVID Canadian workplace. • The shift in work culture. • Expected changes in productivity. • New travel rules for...

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You will not want to miss these presenters at APAC!

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


The 2nd annual Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) is almost here!   On November 5, join us for an exciting online conference that is jam-packed with speakers who are passionate about autism and are keen to share their knowledge and experiences with you.  Keynote speakers, Dr. Thomas Zane and Dr. Mary Jane Weiss, will provide insight into evidence-based treatments and the importance of collaboration in autism intervention.  Breakout session speakers (12 of them)...

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NB-IRDT to analyze student retention and labour market outcomes

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is conducting an analysis of post-secondary student retention and labour market outcomes in the province through a collaborative project funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB will work with the provincial departments of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Education and Early Childhood Development to complete an analysis of New Brunswick...

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Travel and face mask policy update

UNB Communications

Posted: October 19, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick Public Health has revised their advice and requirements for travel to orange zones within the province.  N.B. Travel advisory New Brunswick Public Health advises to avoid all non-essential travel to orange zones. If you enter a yellow zone after travelling to an orange zone, you must: Wear a mask when in public. Be vigilant in self-monitoring for symptoms and get tested as soon as possible should they develop. Limit your contacts to your two-household bubble. Avoid...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Marketing Office and Associated Alumni

Posted: October 19, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During this time of uncertainty and change, once again the members of the UNB Class of 2020 have continually impressed us with their resilience, drive and dedication. Although our graduation ceremonies will be held virtually this fall, we want all members of the UNB community to have an opportunity to celebrate our graduates and to welcome them into the UNB Alumni family.  Our ask of you  If you have advice, words...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Genevieve Graham

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Author Genevieve Graham will discuss her book, The Forgotten Home Child on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, Come from...

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MusicUNB LIVE - Music and Film

Yunjia Dai

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

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB LIVE – Music and Film presentation will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.) via YouTube Live. Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Carl Gionet (piano) Enjoy an evening of music from the great film composers of the 20th century performed by violinist Nadia Francavilla and pianist Carl Gionet. The program includes John Williams’ Schindler’s List and features music from Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, and more. More info and tickets available here...

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Last chance to see The UNB Art Centre Exhibition, Attending the Apocalypse

Oliver Flecknell

Posted: October 19, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre presents Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney, an exhibit that was cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the exhibit was presented virtually it will now actually be on view in the gallery spaces from September 13- October 25. In keeping with COVID-19 requirements for physical distancing and contact tracing, the exhibit will be accessible Sundays only from 12 - 5 p.m. To view the exhibit, please visit our website and sign up for a...

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UNB continues connecting students with sustainable experiential educational opportunities

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Community-engaged learning, a form of experiential education, helps students connect what they’re learning in the classroom to what’s happening in their communities and gives them skills to think about solutions to some of the grand challenges in our world. Environmental, economic and social sustainability are just a few of these challenges, and students from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton are bringing their skills and knowledge into the community to help create a...

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Call for Capital Submissions now open - Saint John

Heather Finkle

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

Category: News and Notices


The Saint John Campus is now accepting 2021/22 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 per cent as the tax rate. Faculty and staff computer requests are no longer being...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Upcoming sessions and more

Erik Denis

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

Category: News and Notices


We’ve reached the halfway mark of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but there are still lots of ways to get involved: 1. Add a Cybersecurity Awareness Month image to your background in Teams Find out how. 2. Complete UNB’s cybersecurity training (Beauceron) Click the ‘Cybersecurity Awareness’ link in your myUNB portal to get started or attend one of our upcoming Beauceron credit sessions (more details below). 3. Attend an online cybersecurity information session...

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Trademark & Visual Identity Policies

Sarah Martell

Posted: October 16, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We’re looking for your feedback on UNB’s updated Trademark Policy and new Visual Identity Policy. The trademark policy outlines the ownership and protection of UNB’s registered and unregistered marks. It will ensure that the use of our marks positively represents and reflects UNB’s academic heritage. The visual identity policy outlines the application of our visual identity to our communication, design and presentation materials. It will ensure that our brand standards...

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Faculty of nursing and FDCHC host N4 webinar

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Three members of the faculty of nursing at UNB Fredericton will host a live webinar through N4 (the National Newcomer Navigation Network) on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. (ADT).  Tracey Rickards, Kelly Scott-Storey and Joan Kingston will speak on the unique collaborative model of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre, in particular the symbiotic relationship between Horizon Health and UNB when it comes to delivering low barrier health care services to newcomers,...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

Posted: October 16, 2020 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If members of faculty know students who live by the motto, Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone, they can nominate them to be the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to...

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Reducing food waste one mushroom at a time

UNB Communications

Posted: October 16, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Experts estimate that $49.5B worth of food is lost or wasted in Canada alone each year. Recognizing the growing concern around food safety, UNB science graduate, Natasha Dhayagude (BSc'14) and her co-founder David Brown, looked to nature to find a solution. The answer came in the form of an extract from white button mushrooms. The founders of Chinova Bioworks are pioneering the use of mushroom fiber to provide consumers and brands with a clean-label solution to food spoilage. The technology...

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Reminder: UNB to host HPV and other immunization clinics for UNB and STU students

UNB Communications

Posted: October 16, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton is hosting an immunization clinic for UNB and St. Thomas University (STU) students who would like immunization for HPV (Gardasil-9) and/or other immunizations required for degree programs, such as bachelor of nursing and bachelor of social work. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. The cost of immunizations is $10 per injection...

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Reminder: UNBF flu immunization clinics 2020

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Oct. 21, 22, 27 and 29, as well as Nov. 4, 6 and 17,...

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UNB face mask policy update

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


As you may be aware, there have been changes to GNB recovery levels within the province as well as an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout New Brunswick. Effective immediately, masks must be worn at all times on UNB campuses, both indoors and outdoors, for the next 14 days.  Previously masks could be removed indoors in conference rooms and teaching spaces that accommodate 10 or fewer people, if everyone was stationary and a 2-metre physical distancing between individuals was maintained....

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UNB announces Valedictorians

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2020 graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 7. Two valedictorians will virtually address UNB’s graduating class of 2020. Kathryn Magee Valedictorian Kathryn Magee will address graduates in the faculties of arts; science, applied science and engineering; and business on the Saint John campus. “I am thrilled and honoured to be selected as the valedictorian for UNBSJ's class of 2020,” she says. “I am...

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Launching UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan

Danielle Smith

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

Category: News and Notices


As part of the new Strategic Vision, the University of New Brunswick plans to become a leading institution in sustainability. UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan (CSP) is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick and provides a road map of how UNB will meet this goal.   The plan focuses on four key areas that align with the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System...

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Mourning the passing of faculty member Barbara Ann Fisher-Townsend

UNB Communications

Posted: October 15, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of faculty member Barbara Ann Fisher-Townsend, who passed away on October 11, 2020. She was 70. Born in Hamilton, ON, Barbara graduated from UNB Fredericton with her PhD in sociology in 2006. Barbara’s research was in the area of domestic violence and religion. With other colleagues at UNB, and abroad, she co-authored several articles and books, including Religion and Intimate Partner Violence: Understanding the Challenges and...

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UNB Makerspace opening

Robert Moss

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

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Makerspace is opening on Monday, Oct. 19! We are in Head Hall (new) room B8 and hope to see you there! We are open to UNB undergrad students, grads, staff and faculty. We have limited room capacity this year in accordance with COVID-19 protocols, and make sure to bring your mask! Our new hours for the Fall term 2020 are Monday to Thursday, from 2:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Friday, from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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COVID Alert app available in NB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


COVID Alert is a secure, reliable and user-friendly app that is an additional tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities. The app is available for free download through the Apple or Google Play app stores.  About COVID Alert app: Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 is another way to...

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Employee discount program offered by strategic partner

Sandra Howland

Posted: October 15, 2020 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Irving Energy is offering UNB faculty, staff, students and alumni special employee pricing on their home heating needs: discounts of seven cents per litre on heating oil and 15 cents per litre on propane.  Participants in this program can also earn AIR MILES Reward Miles.     To take advantage of this offer, call 1-888-310-1924 and mention code 9005.   This special offer is extended in recognition of UNB's strategic partnership with Irving Oil. Category: News and...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

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

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking to boost your resume and gain experience volunteering in the community? If so, visit the UNBF Volunteer Fair today. There are a variety of not-for-profit organizations that need your help on a one-time and longer term basis. In-person and virtual experiences are available.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNBF Volunteer Fair Email Address: glm@unb.ca

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion survey

UNB Communications

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Strategic Vision, UNB Toward 2030, places us on a bold path toward a stronger, more inclusive UNB. It positions us to strengthen our impact on the world and the societal challenges we face. Achieving a People-Centric and Values-Informed university community requires critical self-reflection and an understanding of where we are as an institution, and where we must go.  From Nov. 5 to 27, every UNB employee will receive a unique link to complete an anonymous,...

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Dean of Law Candidates - Presentations

Trina Calhoun

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

Category: News and Notices


The Dean of Law Search Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that two candidates, Gemma Smyth (University of Windsor) and Michael Marin (University of New Brunswick), have been shortlisted for the position. As part of the selection process, each candidate will make a public presentation and all members of the university community are invited to attend the presentations via Teams (meeting links provided below), as indicated: Gemma Smyth – Monday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m....

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UNB Timesheet System Moving to Colleague Self-Service

Jeff Comeau

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This is to advise that UNB time entry is transitioning to Colleague Self-Service.  Migration of employees to Self-Service timesheets is being completed in groups and has already begun with great success. Over the next few months, the payroll office will advise when your department will transition to the new system.  Sessions with approvers will be offered through Microsoft Teams and training videos for entering and approving time will be available through Microsoft Stream. Please...

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Speaker Series Online with Kathy Malley

Nandi Kaul

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In this episode Kathy Malley (BEd'79), Vice-President of Malley Industries Inc, talks about "Embracing Change and Building Relationships." Kathy attained a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick following studies in fashion merchandising and design at Ryerson. Among the many hats she wears as Vice-President of the family-owned business, Kathy contributes to the company’s strategic management through her public relations and human resourced expertise. Watch the full...

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The Fiddlehead Free Online Poetry and Prose Reading

Kelsey Hovey

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Over the final months of 2020, The Fiddlehead is hosting a series of free online readings featuring the writers whose work appears in the 75th anniversary issue. The third of these events will be happening on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. (EST). The series will highlight writers from across the country as we tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. Join us in celebrating 75 years of literary foraging as these authors share their work and answer your...

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium - Guest speaker, Dr. Ross Leadbetter

Leslie Harquail

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Ross Leadbetter will present on Friday, Oct. 23, from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m., in Teams. All are welcome. (Teams link is at bottom of the page.) Dr. Ross Leadbetter holds an interdisciplinary PhD in the development of high-performance teams and the creation and conversion of authentic knowledge for competitive organizational, team, and individual advantage. In his current role as the Executive Director and CEO of the not-for-profit research organization, iHub Learning Inc., Ross supports and...

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Connecting students with sustainable experiential educational experiences

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


A University of New Brunswick student in Saint John was one of many who participated in experiential learning programs during the summer, making a major impact for community groups and leading the way toward a sustainable future. With support from the Office of Experiential Education’s many funding programs, students from all faculties and disciplines were able to partner with local organizations where they gained valuable work experience and contributed their talents to the...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: A quick and easy way to dial a UNB phone number through Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: October 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking to call a colleague but don’t know the 10-digit phone number? Through your Teams app, you can call people using the chat feature, their contact card or through the ‘calls’ tab if you have them listed as a contact.   But what if you want to call someone who isn’t listed as a contact? Use the ‘/call’ command in the search bar of your Teams app! Type /call in the search bar. Select /call from the dropdown or hit...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Genevieve Graham

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Author Genevieve Graham will discuss her book, The Forgotten Home Child on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, Come from...

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Beyond the Bare Minimum: Sexual Coercion in 2SLGBTQIAP+ Lives

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates (CSASAs) will be hosting the first conversation in its Deconstructed Panel series called "Beyond the Bare Minimum" on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. This live lunch and learn event will be held on Teams and will feature Dr. Erin Fredericks, professor of sociology at St. Thomas University and Cassidy Wilson, LGBTQIA2S+ wellness coordinator at Sexual Violence New Brunswick.  This event, which is free and...

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Free Webinar: Managing the New Normal

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s College of Extended Learning would like to invite the UNB community to attend the free webinar, Managing the New Normal. UNB Occupational Health and Safety instructor, Glyn Jones, will discuss: • A framework for establishing new norms for businesses to successfully and safely reopen in the post-COVID Canadian workplace. • The shift in work culture. • Expected changes in productivity. • New travel rules for work. • The pandemic’s impact on...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

Posted: October 13, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If faculty know students who live by this motto, they can nominate them to be the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.   How do I...

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RBC Leadership Conference: The Future of Innovation

Ashlee Donaher

Posted: October 13, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Ideas, Bold Solutions and Exploration - this is The Future of Innovation. On Friday, Oct. 16, UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship is hosting its annual RBC Leadership Conference, The Future of Innovation [Disrupted]. In this year’s virtual conference, we will be bringing together leaders from around the world to discuss trans-border travel and migration, and economies. Keynote speakers include Dr. Bayo Akomalafe, Executive...

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Virtual KT Workshop

Erin Kinney

Posted: October 13, 2020 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC), in partnership with the NB SPOR PIHCI Network, is hosting a virtual KT workshop. This workshop will be facilitated by the Specialist Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT™) founder and Director, Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych. She is a Senior Scientist in the Child Evaluative Sciences Program of the SickKids’ Learning Institute where she conducts professional development in knowledge translation (KT).  The Specialist Knowledge...

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Reminder: UNB to host HPV and other immunization clinics for UNB and STU students

UNB Communications

Posted: October 13, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton is hosting an immunization clinic for UNB and St. Thomas University (STU) students who would like immunization for HPV (Gardasil-9) and/or other immunizations required for degree programs, such as bachelor of nursing and bachelor of social work. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. The cost of immunizations is $10 per injection...

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Reminder: UNBF flu immunization clinics 2020

UNB Communications

Posted: October 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Oct. 15, 21, 22, 27 and 29, as well as Nov. 4, 6 and 17,...

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Promoting self-care for World Mental Health Day

UNB Communications

Posted: October 9, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the University of New Brunswick is highlighting a few of the various ways our instructors have promoted wellness and self-care practices within various course offerings across our campuses over the past year. World Mental Health Day is a campaign created by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place every year on Oct. 10 to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. With...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature “The Interlocking Aspects of Health, Healing, and Community: Talking Circle as a Methodological Imperative” (Dr. Rose Ann Torres, UNB). 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...

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Launch of the ‘UNB is here’ campaign

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of 'UNB is here’ - the next phase of UNB’s integrated advertising strategy.   It is more important than ever that we share how UNB is helping shape our future. Building upon the success of the #OnlyHere campaign, we are continuing our marketing efforts with an evidence-based integrated advertising strategy and creative...

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UNB Fall Convocation Ceremonies

Communications Office

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s Fall Convocation ceremonies are now scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7.    The schedule for the virtual ceremonies is as follows:   University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus 66th Convocation Ceremonies 9 a.m. - Ceremony A - Faculties of Forestry and Environmental Management; Nursing; and Science. 11 a.m. - Ceremony B - Faculties of Management; Education; and Kinesiology. 1 p.m. - Ceremony C - Faculties of Art; Law; Renaissance College; and...

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Office of the Registrar Counter Service Hours

Carla Lavigne

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Registrar would like to notify the UNB Saint John campus community of a change in hours of operation for a two-week period beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 13, resuming regular hours on Monday, Oct. 26. The current process to access services available at the Office of the Registrar counter is to book an appointment online During the period from October 13 - 26, the counter will be closed daily from 1 - 2 p.m., this time will be unavailable for in-person...

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UNBF flu immunization clinics 2020

Communications

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will be hosting a series of publicly funded immunization clinics for the 2020-2021 influenza season. There is no cost for the vaccine, and it is available for all faculty, staff, students and their families. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will also be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. Clinics will be held on Oct. 15, 21, 22, 27 and 29, as well as Nov. 4, 6 and 17,...

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Flu shots available at the Campus Pharmacy

Campus Pharmacy

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Flu shots are now available at the Campus Pharmacy in Fredericton ahead of the flu season. With a New Brunswick Medicare card, there is no cost for the shot. Everyone is welcome and no appointment necessary! Visit the pharmacy in the UNB Bookstore to get yours. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Campus Pharmacy Email Address: campuspharmacyunb@gmail.com

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Don't miss the APAC 2020 keynote sessions -FR

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


We’re very pleased to have so many presenters on the program to join us virtually for the Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference next month. Mark your calendar for November 5 and tune into these thought-provoking keynote sessions: Science and Pseudoscience in Autism:  Selling Hype or Giving Hope Dr. Thomas Zane will discuss the hot topic of autism treatment.  In this session you will discover not all treatment strategies are created equal.  Explore how parents and...

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UNB to host HPV and other immunization clinics for UNB and STU students

UNB Communications

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton is hosting an immunization clinic for UNB and St. Thomas University (STU) students who would like immunization for HPV (Gardasil-9) and/or other immunizations required for degree programs, such as bachelor of nursing and bachelor of social work. Please call the UNB Student Health Centre at 453-4837 to book an appointment. There will be a limited number of drop-in appointments depending on availability. The cost of immunizations is $10 per injection...

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Sodexo Hot Lunch Specials

Becky Sullivan

Posted: October 8, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Check out the Sodexo hot lunch specials for next week! Oct. 14: Zesty Meat Chili and a Roll + Bottle Water.  Price $7 (tax included) Oct. 16: Chicken Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread + Bottle Water. Price $9 (tax included) Come see us in the SUB Atrium, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address: bsulliva@unb.ca

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SUB Closed Monday, Oct. 12

Becky Sullivan

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

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised the Student Union Building will be closed on Thanksgiving Day - Monday, Oct. 12 Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13 Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address: bsulliva@unb.ca

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Book returns to the Fredericton campus Bookstore

Sherrie Lynch

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

Category: News and Notices


In response to popular demand, and with a huge thank you to Facilities Management, the UNB Fredericton Bookstore recently took steps to make the return of textbooks (either purchased or rented) a much simpler process. Two drop boxes were installed in the lobby of the Bookstore building. Students seeking to return books may do so from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through the use of these drop boxes. The Bookstore would ask that all returned items be wrapped/packaged carefully...

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Learning Community Module 2: Dates and Changes in delivery methods for one session

Dave Decker

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

Category: News and Notices


If you know of students who may have missed module 1 of the Learning Community program, please pass along this information? Students can still participate and get up to four bonus marks in one participating course. In addition, we have some great supplementary sessions coming up for ALL students at UNB Saint John.  Read on for more detail: Module two will cover  academic culture and learning in the university setting.  Adjusting to campus and learning in the university can be a...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Teams Calling and Delegates

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:Wondering how to set up and manage multiple lines using Teams Calling? Through ‘Settings’ in Teams you can set up your ‘Delegates.’  Delegates are individuals who can act on your behalf in some way, such as placing or receiving calls or managing your call and delegate settings.  To manage your delegates in Teams: Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Delegation’ Select ‘Manage...

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Closure of Tim Hortons in the SUB

UNB Communications

Posted: October 6, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Since September, the university has supported the operation of the Tim Hortons outlet by our Fredericton food service partner, Sodexo Canada, so that, during these difficult times, there was a friendly place on campus for UNB staff, faculty and students to purchase coffee, snacks and lunch. Both UNB and Sodexo have worked hard and invested significant amounts of money to try to ensure the success of the Tim Hortons operation.   Last week, however, the university made the difficult...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Genevieve Graham

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


Author Genevieve Graham will discuss her book, The Forgotten Home Child on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). About the book: The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, Come from...

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Vacation Purchase Reminder

Human Resources & Organizational Development

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

Category: News and Notices


This is a reminder to eligible employees (continuing and term APT, UNIFOR and PTSU employees only) interested in purchasing additional vacation per the Vacation Purchase Plan, that the deadline for submitting a request is October 31, 2020.  All completed requests must be received in Human Resources by that date on the appropriate form either by mail or by email to hrandod@unb.ca. The policy on the Vacation Purchase Plan can be found here.    Please keep in mind that not all...

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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: October 5, 2020 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Call for Nominations - President's Medals and Distinguished Service Awards

Erin Fyfe

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

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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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

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

Category: News and Notices


Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If you live by this motto, you could be one of the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.   How do I apply? To be considered for the...

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UNB Final Exam Schedule (Fall 2020) Posted

Bryan Price

Posted: October 2, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Final Exam Schedule for Fredericton Campus was posted on October 2, 2020. Click to view the schedule online Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Bryan Price Email Address: price.b@unb.ca

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Reminder: Early WebTimeEntry Cutoff October 17th pay

Joanne Hodgson

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

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Thanksgiving 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 October 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, Thursday, October 8, 2020. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: October 2, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature “The Interlocking Aspects of Health, Healing, and Community: Talking Circle as a Methodological Imperative” (Dr. Rose Ann Torres, UNB). 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...

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UNB Sustainability Week

Danielle Smith

Posted: October 2, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability is hosting its third annual Sustainability Week. Due to COVID-19, the week will be exclusively virtual! Follow along with a variety of partnering UNB social media accounts from Oct. 13 – 16, 2020 as they share how they are celebrating sustainability.  There will also be several virtual events throughout the week. These will include a Green Business Panel and an online Sustainable Food Discussion. Tune in, join the conversation, and learn more about how you can...

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Greater Moncton Top 20 Under 40 recognizes three UNB alumni

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Three UNB alumni were celebrated virtually on Sept. 17th as winners of the 2020 Greater Moncton Top 20 Under 40. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton and the Hub City Young Professionals Network, the program highlights 20 individuals making a difference in the community. The winners were selected by an advisory board of judges from a list of 120 nominations. Congratulations Chad, Tammy and Christos.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Get involved in cybersecurity awareness month at UNB

Erik Denis

Posted: October 1, 2020 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM)? Join ITS in building a more cyber-safe UNB this October: Complete UNB’s cybersecurity training (Beauceron)  Click the ‘Cybersecurity Awareness’ link in your myUNB portal to get started, or attend one of our upcoming Beauceron credit sessions to have your Beauceron courses marked as complete (see below for more details). Already completed the training? Encourage your colleagues and students to do the...

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Do you know any students who would be strong tutors?

Student Services Fredericton

Posted: October 1, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton's Tutor Inventory is coordinated by Student Services and connects students with faculty-endorsed tutors. The department is currently recruiting tutors to add to the inventory and needs your help. Please encourage all students, that you believe would make excellent tutors, to apply. Having a robust inventory is an important tool in supporting student success. Tutor applications are accepted year-round. For more information please visit the Tutor Inventory website. Category:...

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Research Project on the Role of Cannabis in Eating Disorder Recovery

Kathryn Weaver

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

Category: News and Notices


Want to take part in a study about the use of cannabis by persons who want help with an eating disorder? No medical diagnosis is needed. To be eligible for this study, you must be at least 19 years old, English speaking, a student at UNB or STU, living with an eating disorder for six months or more, and willing to participate in two individual interviews. The interviews will take place by telephone in the comfort of your home. A research assistant will ask you about your experiences with...

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The APAC 2020 early registration deadline is almost here

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: October 1, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Time is running out for your chance to win your conference registration fee for the fully online Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) on November 5.  Register by October 5 and your name will go into a draw to win your conference registration fee FREE -- a value of $149+HST! View the conference schedule and see what we have planned!  A bonus for this year’s APAC attendees will have on-demand access to most sessions for 30 days following the conference, making it easy to...

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Reminder: Mi'kmaq Treaty Day online event at UNB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


In honour of Mi’kmaq Treaty Day on Oct. 1, UNB and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre will be hosting an online event via Microsoft Teams from 6 to 8 p.m. This is one of the first events to initiate the president-sponsored series that elevates Indigenous and Black voices. Mi’kmaq Treaty Day commemorates the key role of treaties in the relationship between the Mi’kmaq nation and the Crown, and the continuing importance of these treaties for Canada. This annual...

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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient, The Hon. Brenda M. Robertson

UNB Communications

Posted: September 30, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient, The Hon. Brenda M. Robertson, who passed away on Sept. 23, 2020. She was 91. Born in Mount Hebron, NB, Brenda was the first woman elected to the New Brunswick Legislature and to serve in cabinet. She graduated from Mount Allison University in 1950, where she completed a BSc (home economics). After graduation, she briefly taught at Saint John High School before selling fine china and silverware. In...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Tips for customizing your call answering rules

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:Wondering how to forward your calls or set how long your line will ring before it goes to voicemail?  Through ‘Settings’ in Teams you can access your call answering rules. Call answering rules let you set up:  How long your calls will ring  If/when calls should go to voicemail  Call forwarding  Whether calls should ring multiple people at once  You may want to keep the following in mind when setting your call...

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UNB professor part of Stanley Cup-winning squad

UNB Communications

Posted: September 30, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s Dr. Ryan Hamilton, associate professor of psychology, played his part in the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the 2020 Stanley Cup on Sept. 28. Dr. Hamilton is a faculty member at UNB Fredericton and serves as sports psychologist for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He joined the Lightning for its on-ice celebrations at Rogers Place in Edmonton. As an applied sports psychologist, Dr. Hamilton is focused on the application of psychology to sport and exercise performance. At the elite level,...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

Posted: September 30, 2020 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If faculty know students who live by this motto, they can nominate them to be the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.   How do I...

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Young alumna brewing a new marketing strategy at Picaroons

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Kate McPherson (BBA’19) has a ton of experience at the ripe age of 23 – all thanks to experiential programs in her business program in the faculty of management in Fredericton. Now’s she using her skills to drive new business to New Brunswick’s Picaroons Brewing Company. Read more about how UNB alumni are making an impact. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Internship program sparks strong mentorship between UNB student and alumna

Alumni Office

Posted: September 29, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Through the Renaissance College Canadian internship program, UNB student Callum Hunter and UNB alumna Kate Ross (BPHIL'05) shared a rich learning experience and developed a strong mentorship, while positively impacting patients at the Rotary Flames Children’s Hospice through new virtual programming. Read more inspiring stories on the UNB Alumni blog.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Reminder: Orange Shirt Day

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Sept. 30, every member of the UNB community is being encouraged to wear their orange shirt in honour of Orange Shirt Day. This annual event grew out of Phyllis' story, a survivor who was six when she had her orange shirt taken away from her the first day she was in Mission Residential School. Orange Shirt Day compels everyone to be reflective and commemorate the experiences of survivors, their families and communities. It also sets the stage for sincere dialogue about...

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Observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi'kmaq Treaty Day at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1, UNB’s community will be observing Orange Shirt Day and Mi’kmaq Treaty Day. On Sept. 30, every member of the UNB community is being encouraged to wear their orange shirt in honour of Orange Shirt Day. This annual event grew out of Phyllis' story, a survivor who was six when she had her orange shirt taken away from her the first day she was in Mission Residential School. Orange Shirt Day compels everyone to be reflective and...

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Final Call for Submissions: UNB Teaching Innovation Award

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:35:00 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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Insights and advice from Julia and John

Alumni Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John graduates and siblings, Julie Fitzpatrick, CPA, CA (BBA'10) and John Fitzpatrick, CIM (MBA'12), are both investment advisors with TD Wealth. The two young alumni share their insights into the “important principles of financial management to help you weather any storm.” You can read all of our current and past insights and advice on the UNB Alumni blog Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Voices of UNB Saint John

Mary Duffley

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John's Orientation leaders held a TED Talks inspired event for new students earlier this month featuring three UNB Saint John alumni and a current faculty member. Alaina Lockhart, BBA'98; Shona Cole, BA'02, MBA'12; Wayne Hansen, BA'09; MIS'14; and assistant professor in Sociology, Dr. Eric Weissman shared their incredible stories about the power of strength and resilience. It is times like now when we need encouraging voices to help get us through. You...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Louise Washburn​

UNB Communications

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Louise Washburn, who passed away on Sept. 9, 2020. She was 94. Born in Blackville, NB, Louise worked as a library assistant at what was then called the Engineering Library at UNB Fredericton from 1975 to 1991. Over her 16 years at UNB, she truly enjoyed working with students. She was also a member of the St. John & St. Paul Roman Catholic Churches, an auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:25:00 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 back up and operating following the COVID-19...

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Speaker Series Online with Terry Malley

Nandi Kaul

Posted: September 28, 2020 10:24:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In this episode, Terry Malley (BA'81), President and CEO of Malley Industries Inc, talks about the "Freedom and satisfaction in growing your own business." Watch the full episode here Born and raised in Moncton, NB, Terry holds Masters Degree in Organizational Management from Crandall University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Masters Certificate in Project Management through York University and studied Commerce at the Universite de Moncton. As a family...

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Speaker Series Online with Anne-Marie Gammon

Nandi Kaul

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

Category: News and Notices


In this episode, Anne-Marie Gammon (BBA'83) talks about "building a sustainable career." Born and raised in Penobsquis, N.B., Anne-Marie, MBA, FCPA, FCMA is the inaugural President & Chief Executive Officer of CPA Atlantic School of Business. Watch the full episode here Bringing over 25 years of senior financial management experience within diverse industries including education, real estate, automotive, aerospace and oil, Anne-Marie is also the past Director, Operations, Education...

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Road to Resilience - Online Group for Students

Tanya Jones

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

Category: News and Notices


UNBF's Counselling Services is offering its Road to Resilience Group online for the Fall 2020 Term.  This will be offered on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., starting October 7. This group will be open to students experiencing a range of common difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress and interpersonal challenges. The group will operate from a strength-based lens with a focus on belonging and resilience. To register or for more information, please email...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Margaret Gray

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Margaret Ann Rose (Lavine) Gray, who passed away on Sept. 20, 2020. She was 67. Born in Saint John, NB, Margaret worked in the library at the Saint John School Board before she began working for UNB Saint John as a library assistant. During her time at UNB, she served on the CUPE executive for 15 years. Margaret also served on two negotiations teams for CUPE 3339 and was the organizer for the annual CUPE 3339...

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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Postdoc Appreciation Week: September 21 - 25

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: News and Notices


While we’re convinced that every week is a good week to celebrate UNB’s postdoctoral fellows, this week is one where we join our Canadian and global colleagues in drawing special attention to these scholars. “Postdoctoral fellowships are an important step in a research career, and postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of a university’s research community,” says Dr. Dave MaGee. “As UNB’s vice-president (research), I’m proud to celebrate and...

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UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation & Wellness Gear Up for Fall

Athletics, Recreation & Wellness

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation and Wellness is excited to announce that it will be offering our students, faculty and staff many unique opportunities to engage in activities during this COVID-19 altered setting on campus. Get outdoors! Everyone can enjoy “Walking with Dave” from 12:15 -1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays (rain days Monday and Friday).  Show up and join in! Natasha Kelly (nkelly@unb.ca) is offering hiking for those who prefer something a...

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UNB becomes first Canadian university to offer phone services through Microsoft Teams

Nicki Violette

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

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick now have full access to their office phone services when working remotely or on campus following the successful migration of UNB’s phone system to Microsoft Teams on Aug. 27. UNB is the first Canadian university to move to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system run entirely through Teams, a Microsoft app known best for its video meeting, chat and file sharing features. From anywhere in the world and from any computer or mobile device,...

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Graduate Student Volunteers Needed For Peer-Based Support

Matthew MacLean

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

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to contribute to a supportive and safe community for graduate students at the University of New Brunswick? The UNB School of Graduate Studies and UNB Counselling Services are collaborating to offer a new peer-led graduate student support program for graduate students at both campuses. The program consists of ongoing meetings led by a pair of trained peer moderators drawn from the graduate student community. These meetings provide a supportive and safe forum for the discussion...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Steve Vaughan

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient William (Steve) Stearns Vaughan, who passed away on Sept. 12, 2020. He was 82. Born in Fredericton, NB, Steve completed a bachelor of science at UNB, a masters in geology at McGill University and a law degree, also from UNB. In 1965, he moved his family to Toronto, where he worked at various law firms, including Aird & Berlis, McMillan Binch, Heenan Blaikie and Dorsey & Whitney.  Steve was an...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Calling tips for managing your contacts

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for some tips on managing your phone contacts through the ‘Calls’ tab in MS Teams? Through the ‘Contacts’ tab you can: Use the ‘Find a contact’ to quickly search through your contacts for the person you want to call. Add external contacts and UNB contacts to your contact list. Through the ‘Speed dial’ tab you can: Add external and UNB contacts that you call often for easy access. Create groups to easily...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

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

Category: News and Notices


Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If you live by this motto, you could be one of the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.   How do I apply? To be considered for the...

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Tertulia – Tom Beckley on Wendell Berry

Tracy Glynn

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

Category: News and Notices


Our first tertulia this fall features Tom Beckley on the American writer, environmentalist and cultural critic Wendell Berry taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. (ADT) on Zoom.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/228397161933521/ Join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81648496876?pwd=UlJpMVh5alptZ1JibzJFSVh3bWxEZz09 Join by phone:  +15873281099 or +16473744685 Meeting ID: 816 4849 6876 Passcode: 284723 Tom Beckley is a sociologist and professor in the Faculty of...

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Learning Communities (SJ) Launch

Dave Decker

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

Category: News and Notices


The Fall Learning Communities program, in Saint John, will launch on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Students will receive the following message: Are you interested in getting bonus marks in one of the participating first-year courses?  Do you want to better integrate to the campus community?  Interested in becoming a more well-rounded student, both academically and socially?  Then the Fall Learning Community program is for you. Offered over ten weeks, students who participate in one...

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UNB alumni recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2020 Top 50 CEO Awards

Natasha Rego

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

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2020 Top 50 CEO Awards recently recognized seven UNB alumni.  Crown Corporation or Post-Secondary Institution Dr. Gaëtan Thomas (BScE’82, DSc’18): President & CEO, NB Power, Fredericton, N.B. For-Profit with 1-250 Employees Lydia Bugden (LLB’91): CEO & Managing Partner, Stewart McKelvey, Halifax, N.S.  For-Profit with 51-250 Employees Dr. Keith McIntosh (DSc’18): CEO, PQA Testing,...

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The Student Intervention Team at UNBF

UNB Fredericton Student Intervention Team

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

Category: News and Notices


The Student Intervention Team (SIT) at UNB Fredericton supports students who are experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviours that compromise campus safety and/or compromise the students' ability to succeed in their program of study. Whether students are studying on-campus or remotely, faculty play an important role in identifying students who may be displaying concerning behaviour.  Together, we can connect students with a dedicated team of professionals to...

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How to safely clean your computer equipment

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


A new web page has been created on the IT Services website on how to safely and effectively clean computers and other electronic equipment. Visit the web page now to see general cleaning steps as well as specific guidelines from brands like Apple, Dell and more.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca

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COVID Alert app now available in NB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


COVID Alert is a secure, reliable and user-friendly app that is an additional tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities. The app is available for free download through the Apple or Google Play app stores.  About COVID Alert app: Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 is another...

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Register now to watch The Summer Institute Demo Day 2020

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

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

Category: News and Notices


Whether you have been following our progress all along or have yet to meet our entrepreneurs, we welcome you to the Summer Institute community. After three months of thoughtful design, prototyping, and business development, the cohort will share their stories of achievement and officially launch their new ventures. Join us to celebrate the hard work and vision of New Brunswick’s latest businesses with a global outlook. This year the event will be virtually Live-streamed, so enjoy the...

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Nursing students implement community projects through virtual collaboration

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Over a span of six weeks, nursing students at the University of New Brunswick’s Moncton site completed their course requirements and successfully implemented community projects – entirely in a virtual setting. Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom, students partnered with several community agencies across New Brunswick to provide educational resources and tools for clients who use their services. NURS 3068 Clinical Practicum: Community and Population Health Nursing is a clinical course...

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MusicUNB LIVE - Bach to Benny Goodman

Yunjia Dai

Posted: September 21, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The MusicUNB Livestream Concert - Bach to Benny Goodman - will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. LIVE through YouTube. Artists include: Michael Bridge (accordion, piano) & Kornel Wolak (clarinet). Kornel Wolak (clarinet) and Michael Bridge (digital accordion) are an internationally acclaimed duo, pushing the limits of their instruments and musical styles into the 21st Century. With deft virtuosity, and endless wit, Bridge & Wolak have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st...

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Academic Accommodations and other Support for Fredericton Students With Disabilities

Kelley Bird

Posted: September 18, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) on the Fredericton campus is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities and works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to realize this commitment.  The SAC provides a variety of  services to students with disabilities including: - Supporting instructional, classroom, and test/examination accommodations; - Disability guidance, support and advocacy for students; - Referrals to...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Janie Chang

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (AST), and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. About the Book: China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, 19-year-old Hu Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff at Minghua University are ordered to flee. They must walk 1,000 miles to the safety and have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a...

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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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Commons Cafe

Cory Brown

Posted: September 17, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Commons Cafe will open in the Hans W Klohn Commons beginning Monday, Sept. 21, from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. Monday to Friday (on a trial basis).   Apologies for the delay in opening as there were technical challenges that have since been resolved. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cory Brown Email Address: cory@unb.ca

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The SUB is Open & Back in Business

Becky Sullivan

Posted: September 17, 2020 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Subtowne is offering 20 per cent off on all Herschel backpacks and accessories until September 30. SUB Styles is open and taking appointments.  To schedule your hair cut, please call 452-6900. Stop by the Campus Convenience shop for all your convenience store needs.  It is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.   Tim Hortons is open and is now offering dine-in seating.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address:...

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M365 Workshop: Teams Calling (VoIP) Tips and Tricks

Heidi Harding

Posted: September 17, 2020 10:25:00 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:  Teams Calling (VoIP) Tips and Tricks  Wednesday, Sept. 23   2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams Meeting  This month's workshop will focus on features, tips, and tricks for using Teams Calling in the Teams desktop or online app. Topics will include:  Call history and voicemail tips...

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UNB Centre for Musical Arts Presentation-FR and SJ

Yunjia Dai

Posted: September 17, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


MusicUNB 2020 Fall Season is going LIVE! MusicUNB is excited to continue the proud tradition of bringing music to the university and the broader community. As always, MusicUNB has an interesting array of concerts for you as well as its 2nd Contemporary Music Festival. The only thing different this season is that you will participate VIRTUALLY! All concerts will be live-streamed online via YouTube. Please join us this fall and help us support our performing musicians! Check our web for details...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Teams Calling tips for call history and voicemail

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for some quick tips on using the call history and voicemail features through MS Teams? Through the Teams Calls ‘History’ tab you can: See all your incoming, outgoing and missed calls. Quickly call someone back or use the chat feature. Add a caller to your speed dial or contacts. Through the Teams Calls ‘Voicemail’ tab you can: Listen to your voicemails or read a transcript of the message. Manage your voicemails using the...

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UNB partners with Family Plus Life Solutions to expand mental health services

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John has signed a memorandum of understanding with counselling provider Family Plus Life Solutions, Inc., strengthening its mental health services for students. The agreement will allow students who require more intense psychotherapy, beyond what UNB counselling services provide, to do so in a way that works within their personal budget.  Family Plus is a not-for-profit charitable organization based in Saint John that provides professional counselling, education and...

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UNB Saint John Parking Permits

David Gillespie

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

Category: News and Notices


Please note, the 'grace period' for parking on the UNB Saint John campus will end as of Sunday, Sept. 20. Permits are required for all vehicles utilizing campus parking. "Hotspot" parking is available at $1.25/hour with a max-out at $5/day. Pay and Display machines will accept credit cards or coins for a flat rate of $5/day. Parking permits are available for online purchase at the Safety & Security webpage or by booking an appointment at the Registrar's Office. There are many options...

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Nominate a Valedictorian for Fredericton Fall Convocation

Sara Rothman

Posted: September 15, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would make an excellent Valedictorian? One valedictorian will be selected to write and deliver an address to fellow graduates, faculty, honoured guests, friends and family at Fall Convocation on the Fredericton campus. Any UNB student, staff or faculty member may nominate a graduating student to be valedictorian. Students may also self-nominate.   NOTE: The nominated valedictorian candidates from the postponed May Encaenia remain active. Nominees...

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Saint John Food Service

Cory Brown

Posted: September 15, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff are now welcome to dine in the Baird Dining Hall, on the Saint John campus, effective immediately. Thank you for your patience while we took time to understand our new traffic patterns during our opening week. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cory Brown Email Address: cory@unb.ca

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Register to attend The Fiddlehead 75th Anniversary Events-FR and SJ

Kelsey Hovey

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

Category: News and Notices


Over the final months of 2020, The Fiddlehead will be hosting a series of free online readings featuring the writers whose work appears in the 75th anniversary issue. The second of these events will be happening on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. (EST). The series will highlight writers from across the country as we tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. Join us in celebrating 75 years of literary foraging as these authors share their work and answer your...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Dave Dykeman

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member David (Dave) Arthur Dykeman, who passed away on Sept. 3, 2020.  Originally from Fredericton, NB, Dave worked at UNB’s Aitken Centre as a seasonal employee from 1981 to 1988, and again from 1991 to 1999. In 2000, he joined facilities management, which was then known as physical plant, as part of the labour crew. Over the years at UNB, he completed a variety of tasks, such as...

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Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell to Judge 58th Harrison Shield

Ed Bowes

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

Category: News and Notices


The 58th edition of UNB Law’s in-house moot will be like no other in the law school’s history. In addition to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench, The Hon. Tracey DeWare (LLB ’94) and The Hon. Madame Justice Kathleen Quigg (LLB ’89) of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell has agreed to help judge this year’s competition. “It is always such a pleasure to see talented young lawyers at work and to...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

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

Category: News and Notices


Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If you live by this motto, you could be one of the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars.   Can I apply? If you 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, you could be one of the 2021 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars! Part-time and full-time students are eligible to apply.   How do I apply? To be considered for the...

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UNB PhD student to become specialized population analyst

Angie Deveau

Posted: September 14, 2020 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A PhD candidate from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus has been selected as a trainee for the Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) Program: Developing Talent for Population Analytics in Aging Societies. Spurred by the fact that the population of Canada is aging at an unprecedented rate, CAnD3 is the first Canadian multidisciplinary collaborative research experiential training initiative to address a skills shortage in population analytics on...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: September 14, 2020 10:30:00 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 back up and operating following the COVID-19...

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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Allan Fotheringham

UNB Communications

Posted: September 14, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Allan Fotheringham, who passed away on August 19, 2020. He was 87. Originally from Hearne, SK, Allan started his career in journalism at the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper. He later when on to work at Vancouver Sun, Toronto Sun and Globe and Mail, and eventually had a regular column at Maclean’s. He was also member of the CBC television show Front Page Challenge and wrote...

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Smile cookies are back at Tim Hortons!

Becky Sullivan

Posted: September 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Stop by the Tim Hortons on the Fredericton campus today and pick up your Smile cookie. Smile cookie week is Sept. 14 - 18. When you buy a Smile Cookie for $1, the entire amount goes to support your local food bank!   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address: bsulliva@unb.ca

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UNB email signature

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Now that the fall term has started, please consider adopting the revised text for your current email signature:   UNB campuses are open with strict adherence to New Brunswick Public Health requirements. Our priority continues to be providing high quality education while ensuring the health and safety of our community. Place the text between your contact information and the UNB logo.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 15,  from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature: Methodological Focus: "The Show Must go on: Adapting Research Protocols During COVID-19" (Amy Reid, MAHSR, (Project Coordinator) and Naythrah Thevathasan, MPH, MD (candidate)). 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...

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The full schedule for APAC 2020 is now available!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: September 11, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) 2020 will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, and you can start planning your virtual conference journey! The full schedule of concurrent sessions, complete with descriptions and presenter information, is now available. Here are highlights of what your registration at the Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference includes: • A full day of access to experts in the areas of Autism assessment, treatment, and support. • Two keynote addresses...

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Partial road closure on MacKay Drive by BMO Centre

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: September 11, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations, Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that there will be a partial road closure on MacKay Drive starting on Monday, Sept. 14 until approximately Thursday, Sept. 17, weather permitting.  Signage and barricades will be in place, as well as a Flagger to direct traffic. This partial road closure is necessary to allow for essential construction upgrades in this area.  If you have any questions, please contact Capital Planning & Operations at 506-453-4889 or...

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UNB senior leadership update

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Bob Skillen, UNB’s Vice-President Advancement, has decided to retire on Dec. 4 of this year.  Bob has been the inaugural Vice-President Advancement at UNB, after serving as Director of UNB’s Alumni Association. His responsibilities as Vice-President Advancement include a number of very important externally facing activities for UNB, including alumni relations, development and donor relations, communications, marketing and strategic partnerships.   Bob has...

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Accounts Payable Payment submissions

Monica Keats-Gilbert

Posted: September 10, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Accounts Payable staff are still working remotely, and are continuing to require documents to be submitted electronically, unless otherwise directed. Electronically required documents include (but are not limited to) such things as Payment Requisitions, Vendor Invoice Payment Requests, Travel Claims, Employee/Travel Advance Requests, Personal Reimbursements & Journal Entries along with all supporting documentation. In order to maintain efficiencies with processing payments, it is preferred...

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Call for Submissions: UNB Teaching Innovation Award

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: September 10, 2020 10:39:00 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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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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UNB English Language Programme Tuesday night course

Christopher Hudson-Brading

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

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 1011, 2011), a graduate course (AESL 6021) and non-credit offerings (CELP 1001, CELP 1003) are available.  Classes begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  These courses are also...

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Online Webinar: Does Liberalism Need Christianity?

Alan M. Sears

Posted: September 10, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Tom Bateman, Professor of Political Science at St. Thomas University, will deliver an online webinar entitled, Does Liberalism Need Christianity? on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 - 8 p.m. Liberalism owes a great debt to Christianity, having grown out of Christian theological ideas and moral commitments.  The talk will explore whether liberalism, therefore, may not be intelligible or sustainable outside of that theological and cultural framework.  For more information or to register,...

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Teaching Related Questions? CETL Can Help!

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


The members of the Teaching & Learning Services unit of CETL will be on call at teachinghelp@unb.ca from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day in September.  This email address will allow you to ask your teaching questions and get a quick answer from one of our team members. Emails sent to our email address will be answered by one of the TLS team members within 15 minutes between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all urgent emails will be answered between 4...

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Food Service on the Saint John campus

Cory Brown

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

Category: News and Notices


Please note the food service hours on the Saint John campus.  The Baird Dining Hall hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (closed from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. for additional cleaning) Weekends and Holidays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 10, the Commons Cafe will be open Monday to Friday, from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m., for coffee and breakfast treats. Please note, only those with a valid student card will be able to dine in.  Hours and service levels will be...

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Lecture Recording Space – UNB Media Lab

Nancy Wood

Posted: September 9, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Media Lab, Marshall d'Avray Hall, room 234, has a mini recording studio for instructors seeking a space to practice or pre-record lectures for their alternate delivery (AD) classes.  Classroom Services has equipped the room with: A Mac Computer 43" Display Logitech Meetup Conference Camera To reserve this space, please submit a request through: medialab@unb.ca Contact Information: Contact: Rodrigo Gutierrez-Hermelo, Manager, UNB Media LabEmail...

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M365 Weekly Highlight: Considerations when recording lectures or classes

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Preparing for Fall 2020?  You may be thinking of recording your lectures or classes to provide your students with alternate ways to review and interact with the content.  Along with learning the technology, it’s also important to consider any privacy concerns when it comes to recording classes. Some things to consider when recording your sessions:  When is consent to record required? What...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Janie Chang

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (AST), and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. About the Book: China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, 19-year-old Hu Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff at Minghua University are ordered to flee. They must walk 1,000 miles to the safety and have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a...

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Tim Hortons is Open!

Becky Sullivan

Posted: September 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Tim Hortons has reopened on the Fredericton campus. Due to the designated Enter/Exit doors and the directional movement through all buildings, you may find the quickest route is to either enter the SUB using the Pacey Drive entrance or by using the Cellar Landing entrance (northwest entrance). Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Becky Sullivan Email Address: bsulliva@unb.ca

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Register for the 2021 Apex Hybrid Business Plan competition

Nandi Kaul

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick's International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to host the annual Apex Hybrid Business Plan Competition taking place from January 25th to 29th, 2021. Why Hybrid? For the past 10 years UNB’s Apex Business Plan Competition has attracted more and more entrepreneurial students from across Canada to campus! Despite restrictions and uncertainties imposed by COVID-19, we are committed to continue this momentum with the 2021 Apex Hybrid format, a...

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You’re Invited to UNBF Commencement 2020

Sara Rothman

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

Category: News and Notices


All members of the UNB Fredericton community are invited to Commencement on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  This annual ceremony is our opportunity to officially welcome new students to UNB and celebrate their entry into higher education.   Commencement will include messages from our President, Vice-President Academic, Piluwitahasuwin, and a welcome from the Student Union President and the Student Union Indigenous Student Representative.   ...

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Seeking Partners for UNB’s Virtual Sustainability Week

Mike Hardy

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability is currently seeking campus units from Fredericton and Saint John to be partners in UNB’s first Virtual Sustainability Week.  This will be UNB’s third annual Sustainability Week, but it will be moved online due to COVID-19 and will occur from October 12 - 16.  To show our commitment and pride to sustainability, we are looking to fill UNB’s digital platforms with sustainability content. Content can...

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Sir Howard Douglas Award - Application now open!

Gabriel Campbell Elder-Gomes

Posted: September 8, 2020 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


To be considered for the Sir Howard Douglas Award, or to nominate someone, the online application form found in everyone's eServices (Academic tab) must be submitted on or before October 30. Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. If you live by this motto, you could be one of the next Sir Howard Douglas Scholars...   Can I apply? If you 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...

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New Leisure Learning Online Courses Starting Soon

Azza Seif-El-Nasr

Posted: September 8, 2020 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Find out more about our great new Leisure Learning Online courses happening this fall!  Here's the link to check out our virtual Evening & Weekend Classes. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Azza Seif-El-Nasr Email Address: Azza.S@unb.ca

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Engineering and Science Co-op Orientations: Undergraduate and Graduate Sessions

Catherine Wilson

Posted: September 8, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Want to get a job in your field next summer (2021)? Give yourself an edge in the work world when you graduate?  Gain valuable work experience through co-op?  If so, attend one of the orientation sessions via Microsoft Teams (be sure to add to your calendar!) to learn more: UNDERGRADUATE SESSIONS: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at 07:30 (ADT) Add iCalendar event: https://unbcloud.sharepoint.com/:u:/s/EngineeringandScienceCo-op/ESkUuTxN0lhGsfUHZ6Ey9u8BLTuy7gxAEb51beax7Et1SA?e=e6NJg7...

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Fire Drills

Kim Perry

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

Category: News and Notices


During a fire drill, all occupants MUST evacuate the building immediately via the nearest exit when the fire alarm rings. Please familiarize yourself with In Case of Fire Procedures posted above all fire alarm pull boxes in hallways and with the Emergency Procedures Booklet posted on bulletin boards (also available from the Safety Office and on the website). Please familiarize yourself with the evacuation plans (floor plans) in those classrooms that have them. They are usually located near...

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D2L Email has changed!

Debbie Goguen

Posted: September 4, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On September 3rd, D2L’s email system was replaced by Microsoft 365 email. This will simplify and improve the email experience as Alternate Delivery Method continues and complements UNB's deepening commitment to Microsoft 365.  Key advantages of this change: All your emails in one place - your Microsoft Inbox. Emails are now easily replied to - users no longer need to log into D2L to reply. Easy filtering of emails - the name of each course is automatically in the Subject...

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Lecture Recording Space - G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre, Room 108

Danielle Fairweather

Posted: September 3, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Athletics Centre, room 108, has been set up as a mini recording studio for instructors seeking a space to practice or pre-record lectures for their alternate delivery (AD) classes. This room will not be used as a classroom during the 2020 Fall term. IT Services has equipped the room with: A classroom PC 65" Display Logitech Connect Conference Camera Aver Document Camera  Details on how to use the space are available on the ISS Classroom Page. To reserve this space, please submit a...

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Purple Wednesdays Poets' Circle

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: September 3, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society will host a Purple Wednesdays Poets’ Circle featuring Mike Chaulk, Amy Leblanc, Joshua Levy and Greg Santos. These poets will read from their poetry collections on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (AST). Contact Lorenzo Society Coordinator Andrea Kikuchi at lorenzo@unb.ca for more details.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Andrea Kikuchi Email Address: lorenzo@unb.ca

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The UNB Art Centre presents its first exhibit since the COVID-19 lockdown

Oliver Flecknell

Posted: September 3, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre presents Attending the Apocalypse by Jennifer Lee Wiebe and Janice Wright Cheney, an exhibit that was cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the exhibit was presented virtually it will now actually be on view in the gallery spaces from September 13- October 25. In keeping with COVID-19 requirements for physical distancing and contact tracing, the exhibit will be accessible Sundays only from 12 - 5 p.m. To view the exhibit, please visit our website and sign up for a...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

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

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, Sept. 15,  from 3 - 4 p.m., by Zoom link. This session will feature: Methodological Focus: "The Show Must go on: Adapting Research Protocols During COVID-19" (Amy Reid, MAHSR, (Project Coordinator) and Naythrah Thevathasan, MPH, MD (candidate)). 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...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Calling with MS Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: September 2, 2020 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Have you tried your new UNB phone services through MS Teams yet? From the ‘Calls’ tab in Teams, you can now: Call people outside UNB (don’t forget to dial the full 10-digit number). See your call history. Setup call delegates or groups to handle your calls. Listen to your voicemail (you can also still listen through Outlook). Forward your calls to any phone number. Have an ad-hoc conference call with people inside and outside UNB. And...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Lloyd Waugh using 3D imaging to slow virus spread on construction sites

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: September 2, 2020 10:36:00 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. In the Department of Civil Engineering in Fredericton, Dr. Lloyd Waugh is leading one of 13 projects funded by a joint, province-wide call. Working with Cody Bradley (BScE’14, MScE’18) of Bradley Engineering and with recent UNB graduate Allison...

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Exercise Study Targeting Men

Courtni Ruth-Anne Soucy

Posted: September 2, 2020 10:33:00 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. We are working to get back after the COVID-19 shut down and are active again! Contact us to secure your spot. Taking part in this study will help you begin a permanent healthy lifestyle...

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Join us November 5th for the 2nd Annual Atlantic Provinces' Autism Conference (APAC)

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Great news!  The Atlantic Provinces' Autism Conference is back – except this year, we’re bringing the conference to you!  APAC 2020:  A Spectrum of Resources With this special virtual edition of the conference, APAC 2020 offers a full day of informative and thought-provoking breakout sessions and keynote addresses by experts in the field of assessment, treatment, and support of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. What else can you expect? • The benefits...

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D2L Brightspace Email changes

Debbie Goguen

Posted: September 1, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Starting Thursday, Sept. 3, D2L’s email system will be replaced by Microsoft 365 email. This will simplify and improve the email experience as Alternate Delivery Method continues and complements UNB’s deepening commitment to Microsoft 365. Key advantages of this change: All your emails in one place - your Microsoft 365 Inbox Emails are now easily replied to - users no longer need to log into D2L to reply Easy filtering of emails - the name of each course is automatically in the...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: September 1, 2020 10:36:00 AM ADT

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 only at this time. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure 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...

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UNB Chorale Registration Open

Yunjia Dai

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

Category: News and Notices


After a few months of re-planning and preparation, we’re very excited to announce that UNB Chorale Fall 2020 Registration, on the Fredericton campus, is now open.  As we are getting ready for a new term as none before, a different ensemble experience is being expected. The UNB Chorale will be starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at Memorial Hall auditorium. A maximum of 25 choir members will be allowed in the auditorium at one time, and all health...

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Fit learning into your life with an online course at UNB this fall

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: September 1, 2020 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


View the Fall 2020 Schedule, choose a program, and start learning relevant and practical skills that you can use. Want to work on your degree? Search the UNB timetable for an up-to-date listing of programs and courses. Take a term based online credit course or register anytime for an open entry online credit course and take up to six months to complete. Fall term based courses begin September 9.   Featured courses: • CCS 3668/SOCI 3668 – Women and Nonviolence • ED...

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Eleven new members appointed to UNB’s Board of Governors

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Larry Hachey, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of eleven new members to the Board. The eleven individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are four UNB academics, a philanthropist, a telecommunication professional, a president of infrastructure development, two UNB students, the CEO of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick and a retired health...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring author Janie Chang

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: August 31, 2020 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (AST), and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. About the Book: China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, 19-year-old Hu Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff at Minghua University are ordered to flee. They must walk 1,000 miles to the safety and have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a...

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UNB TME start-up disrupts blockchain and cryptocurrency analytics

Angie Deveau

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

Category: News and Notices


Born out of the University of New Brunswick’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre (TME) in February of 2019, Gray Wolf Analytics has since begun to transform the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency analytics. Initially, Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair of the J Herbert Smith Centre for TME sold student entrepreneurs on the need to help financial and intelligence organizations understand and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of virtual transactions on cryptocurrencies....

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UNB English Language Programme Fall Course Offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: August 31, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Fredericton's English Language Programme offers a variety of formats to students whose first language is not English.  The following options are available to students of all proficiency levels, beginner to advanced: Intensive English for Academic Purposes (September 9 – December 10, 2020) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study.  Full-time language studies incorporate class time, assignments, tutorials and advising...

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Seeking Faculty and Staff Volunteers for Orientation

Dave Decker

Posted: August 28, 2020 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping new students at UNB Saint John?  Are you looking for opportunities to try something new to help our newest students at UNB Saint John?  Student Services and the Orientation Team are looking for Faculty and Staff from around the campus to help with our "Ask Me Table." This work is vital in welcoming students, giving them a warm face that can help them find their way, and giving UNB Saint John a human connection. This one-time commitment is the easiest...

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Seeking Partners for UNB’s Virtual Sustainability Week

Danielle Smith

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability is currently seeking campus units from Fredericton and Saint John to be partners in UNB’s first Virtual Sustainability Week. This will be UNB’s third annual Sustainability Week, but it will be moved online due to COVID-19 and will occur from October 12 -16.   To show our commitment and pride to sustainability, we are looking to fill UNB’s digital platforms with sustainability content. Content can...

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UNB 2020-21 Academic Calendar - Order today

Print Services

Posted: August 28, 2020 10:30:00 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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COVID-19 research: NB-IRDT and the economics of post-COVID NB

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 28, 2020 10:25:00 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. Herb Emery (Economics, Fredericton and New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT)), Dr. Philip Leonard (NB-IRDT and Economics, Fredericton), Dr. Ted McDonald (NB-IRDT and Economics, Fredericton) and Dr. Sandra Magalhaes (NB-IRDT...

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Location tracking at UNB

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our faculty and staff.   We have developed a location tracking process at UNB to support contact tracing conducted by New Brunswick Public Health.  Faculty and staff are required to report the building where they will be located for the majority of the day. If you are in buildings throughout the day for any extended period of time, you will need to resubmit the webform or scan the QR code when you enter a new...

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UNB Marketing Office completes three new faculty message matrices

UNB Marketing Office

Posted: August 27, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The marketing office is pleased to share that it has finalized an additional three faculty message matrices since announcing the Message Matrix project earlier this year. In partnership with the faculty of computer science, faculty of forestry & environmental management and the faculty of science, applied science and engineering (SASE), we are excited to launch these newly completed centralized one-page documents that encapsulate each faculty’s most important messages. It is our hope...

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UNB’s innovative new program aimed at provincial health care reform

UNB Communications

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) is a program focused on health education and research, coupled with social innovation and greater collaboration, and its aim is to achieve systemic health care reform in New Brunswick and Canada. This multi-faceted program will be launched on UNB’s Saint John campus in September with the introduction of a new Bachelor of Health degree. A complementary extracurricular certificate in health, as well as Master in Business Administration in...

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At the Point of Care: Exploring and Reimagining High-Support Housing from the Ground Up

Noha Eshra

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

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Social Science would like to invite you to attend a virtual public talk entitled, “At the Point of Care: Exploring and Reimagining High-Support Housing from the Ground Up” by Dr Tobin LeBlanc Haley, a candidate for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The talk will take place on Monday, Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m., followed by a short Q&A period. We hope...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Rob Moir

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:39:00 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. Rob Moir (Faculty of Business, Saint John) is leading one of 13 recently-funded COVID-19 projects.  His research aims to support a group of students in gaining access to the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in an online, remote learning...

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Recruiting participants with elevated blood sugar levels

Travis Hrubeniuk

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:38:00 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 back up and operating following the COVID-19...

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Student Dependent Registration for UNB Health and Dental Plans

Sherri Robichaud

Posted: August 26, 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.  Please email completed forms to Sherri Robichaud at sherrir@unb.ca. Should you...

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Respectful Workplace Week Webinar Series: The Evolving Workplace

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

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

Category: News and Notices


A respectful workplace is a prerequisite for building a healthy and successful organization; not only do they foster productivity, they also contribute to employee health and well-being.  As part of Respectful Workplace Week, the Workplace Violence and Abuse Research Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research will be hosting a webinar series exploring the components of respectful, healthy and inclusive, anti-racist work spaces, reflective of the...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Using the lobby in Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know Microsoft Teams has a virtual lobby option for your meeting attendees?  How about the option to place ALL attendees in a lobby – regardless of whether they are from UNB? With Teams meeting options you can: Determine who bypasses the meeting lobby (Everyone, People in your organization and/or trusted organizations, Only you). Turn off the feature to announce callers when they join or leave the meeting. Choose who can present in the meeting...

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Foundation extends support for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Angie Deveau

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation will continue its support of the University of New Brunswick’s Beaverbrook Scholars Award for a further two years, matching donations from Beaverbrook Scholars to a maximum of $100,000 per year. This will bring the foundation’s total contribution to the award to $500,000 over five years. In 2018, the foundation announced a commitment to match gifts to the award up to $300,000 over three years. The renewed commitment of a further $200,000 extends...

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UNB announces new communication studies certificate in social media

Angie Deveau

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

Category: News and Notices


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the communications studies program on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, UNB Saint John is proud to offer a new certificate program in social media beginning in fall 2020. The certificate, which is designed to be completed in one academic year of full-time study, is compatible with online learning and provides students with a comprehensive, in-depth exposure to the practical communication issues that both workers and...

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Explore your interests from anywhere this fall

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: August 26, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This is your journey. Learn something new, unleash your creativity, get ahead in your career, or complete your degree. Let us be your guide. Choose from over 300 online courses and programs. View the Fall 2020 Schedule and discover the possibilities!   Working on your degree? Search the UNB Timetable for an up-to-date listing of academic courses! Here are some term based credit courses we think you’ll enjoy: • CCS 3668/SOCI 3668 – Women and Nonviolence • ED...

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Virtual Town Hall Session & much more!

Communications Office

Posted: August 25, 2020 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Colleagues, Thank you to those of you who were able to participate in last week’s Virtual Town Hall. The engagement of students, faculty and staff was encouraging, and I appreciate all of you who shared your thoughts and questions.  I appreciate the opportunity to come together virtually as a community as we reopen campuses and prepare for the fall term.  For those of you who were unable to join us, we’ve posted the session held on Aug. 18. We received close to 200...

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The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club

Andrea Kikuchi

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

Category: News and Notices


As UNB continues to follow New Brunswick Public Health safety measures, The Lorenzo Society on the Saint John campus will be introducing the Lorenzo at Homes series for Fall 2020. The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will host an author a month, beginning on September 23, 2020. The book club will be a moderated discussion with 12-15 registrants.  The conversation will take place on Microsoft Teams and will later be featured in a Facebook Watch party.  Important to note is that the...

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After Poverty: Understanding, Establishing and Evaluating Neighbourhood Wellbeing

Noha Eshra

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

Category: News and Notices


The Department of Social Science would like to invite you to attend a virtual public talk entitled, "After Poverty: Understanding, Establishing, and Evaluating Neighbourhood Wellbeing" by Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, a candidate for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The talk will take place on Wednesday, Aug.26 at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a short Q&A period.  We...

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New Book release by UNB faculty member

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB professor of history and politics and author Dr. Greg Marquis's new book entitled, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada Was Cool, will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 1. In 1969, at the height of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono’s popularity, they visited Canada. Recounting the story of events which took place while in the country, historian Greg Marquis offers a unique portrayal of Canadian society in the late Sixties, recounting how politicians, activists, police, artists,...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Andrew Jones

Communications Office

Posted: August 24, 2020 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Andrew (Andy) Jones, who passed away on August 8, 2020. He was 69. Originally from Burtts Corner, NB, Andy worked as a plumber/pipefitter for facilities management at UNB Fredericton. He retired in 2010 after 19 years of service. Many of Andy’s friends and colleagues remember him as a positive person who enjoyed the outdoors. An inspiration to many, he always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Felipe Chibante

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 21, 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. Felipe Chibante (Chemical Engineering, Fredericton) is one of those; he’s researching the use of nano-coatings to kill airborne pathogens. His is one of 13 recently-funded COVID-19 projects taking place at UNB. Dr. Chibante is the director of the...

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UNB Welcomes New Faculty to Campus

Nancy Fitzpatrick

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

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, Aug. 12, CETL hosted its annual orientation session and welcomed several new faculty to the university.  Although the day looked different and was held virtually, they were introduced to: the many teaching & learning resources available to them, UNB’s administration and support services, from Security to Student Services, and Faculty Voices, the ever popular segment which has them drawing on the experience of some of our faculty members. Please join us in welcoming...

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Library Instruction for Fall 2020

Susan Oliver

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries is dedicated to developing critical information and digital literacy skills within our undergraduate and graduate students. This summer, librarians have been working on developing a wide range of digital materials to support faculty and instructors for the 2020/2021 academic year, whether your instruction will be provided in-person, or remotely via Alternative Delivery Methods (ADM). For more information on the range of services and topics available, and for contact information,...

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The Fiddlehead 75th Anniversary Events

Kelsey Hovey

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

Category: News and Notices


Over the final months of 2020 The Fiddlehead will be hosting a series of free online readings featuring the writers whose work appears in the 75th anniversary issue. The series will highlight writers from across the country as we tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. Join us in celebrating 75 years of literary foraging as these authors share their work and answer your questions. Click here to learn more and register!  Category: News...

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COVID-19 research: Occupational disruption and adaptation

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 20, 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. Shelley Doucet (Nursing and Health Sciences, Saint John) and Dr. Kerrie Luck (Centre for Research in Integrated Care postdoctoral fellow, Saint John) are two of those researchers, leading one of 13 recently-funded COVID-19 projects. They will explore...

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COVID-19 research: Public education reform

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 19, 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. Matt Rogers and Dr. Casey Burkholder (Education, Fredericton) are researching the changes in New Brunswick’s education system during and after the pandemic; theirs is one of 13 recently funded COVID-19 projects. Dr. Rogers and Dr. Burkholder are...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: New Tasks app in Teams replacing Planner & To Dos

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 19, 2020 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Microsoft Planner and Microsoft To Do assignments are combining into one app in Teams called Tasks to make scheduling your daily activities easier. Rolling out now through September, use the new Tasks app to: See and manage all your tasks (personal and shared) in one place in Teams. Edit multiple tasks at once with a new list view (the Boards, Charts and Schedule view will also still be available) Assign tasks to colleagues by @mentioning them in comments in Word...

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Annual Fire Alarm testing

Angie Robichaud

Posted: August 19, 2020 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised we will be conducting annual fire alarm testing at UNB Saint John on August 19, 20, 21 and 27.  You may experience intermittent alarms, please ignore them.  In the case of an emergency during this time frame, occupants will be verbally warned to evacuate and/or if an alarm signal persists for longer than one minute, occupants should react as in an actual fire emergency.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Category: News and Notices Article...

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University of New Brunswick advances new technology to help protect North Atlantic right whales

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick, with the support of Transport Canada, is advancing new proven technology to improve the detection of North Atlantic right whales in part of the shipping lanes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Due to the success of its 2019 pilot project, a UNB research lab has launched an underwater acoustic glider that will enhance the surveillance and monitoring of North Atlantic right whales. This initiative, led by Dr. Kimberley Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, uses an...

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MBA student helps to strengthen UNB as the University for New Brunswick

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Juan (Coco) Du is an international student completing her master of business administration at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus whose passion lies in enhancing the educational experience and quality of life for others. Having been a senior education consultant in China for 10 years, Du has provided personalized consulting services to approximately 2,000 families, offering guidance to students who are interested in studying abroad. Read the full story here. Category:...

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Co-designing dementia care in NB and beyond

Amy Reid

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

Category: News and Notices


Researchers from UNB Saint John (Dr. Shelley Doucet, Dr. Alison Luke) and Horizon Health Network (Dr. Pamela Jarrett) aim to improve how health and social care providers diagnose and support persons with dementia and their care partners in New Brunswick and beyond.   The project, called “COGNISANCE” (Co-designing dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic care) is embedded in a larger, international funded project that is co-led by teams in Canada, Australia, the...

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New dataset from UNB to help detect man-in-the-middle attacks

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick has released its first-ever DNS over HTTPS (DoH) dataset funded by CIRA’s Community Investment Program. The benchmark cybersecurity dataset, named CIRA-CIC-DoHBrw-2020, will be used to improve privacy of encrypted communication and detect man-in-the-middle attacks. The dataset has been created by a CIC team led by Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari, CIC’s research coordinator and assistant professor in UNB...

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

UNB Communications

Posted: August 14, 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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Parking permit sales 2020-21

Don Allen

Posted: August 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Parking passes will go on sale starting Aug. 24. Parking passes will be required on campus. Due to the pandemic we are moving all parking pass sales online.   Taking this step will eliminate line ups and in-person contact in order to help keep you safe and keep our staff safe as well. Please visit the UNB Security and Traffic web page at the following address: https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/security/index.html and click on the large red box at the bottom of the page to go to the online...

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Get ready for your new UNB phone services - virtual training and more

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 14, 2020 10:51:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The week of Aug. 24, UNB’s campus telephone services are being migrated from our old phone environment to Microsoft Teams (UNB’s enterprise audioconferencing platform).  This change will provide faculty and staff with UNB phone services while working remotely or on campus. Preparing for your new phone services: Attend a virtual training session Aug. 19, 20, 24, 26 or 31 (see full schedule & details) Learn more about what’s changing Read our FAQ  If you missed our...

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UNB English Language Programme fall course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: August 14, 2020 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB English Language Programme offers a variety of formats to students whose first language is not English. The following options are available to students of all proficiency levels, beginner to advanced: Intensive English for Academic Purposes (Sept. 8 – Dec. 10, 2020) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study. Full-time language studies incorporate class time, assignments, tutorials and advising delivered in a virtual learning...

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CEL fall term schedule is now available

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: August 14, 2020 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Try an online course this fall and learn something new! With so many courses and programs to choose from, there’s something for everyone! Download the fall schedule and explore your interests from anywhere. Are you or someone in your home working on a degree? Register any time for online open entry courses and take up to six months to complete, or enrol in a term based course. Search the UNB Timetable for an up-to-date listing of academic courses. Fall term-based classes begin...

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UNB Campus Mail

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: August 13, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With the 2020 academic fall term at UNB beginning in September, many units/departments will return to their workplace in various forms. Mail will begin being delivered (collected and processed) for both in-going and out-going mail from each of the main departmental mail rooms, beginning Aug. 21, 2020. All courier deliveries previously redirected to the FM Stores will be asked to deliver directly to departments. Those units/departments who will not be on campus and do not require mail delivery...

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Learning Community Fall 2020 - First-Year courses needed to participate

Dave Decker

Posted: August 13, 2020 10:53:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It is the time of year again when I go looking for first-year courses(or those largely taken by first-year students) to take part in the Fall Learning Communities program. This year the program will have a few changes that have been designed to strengthen the program and provide increased coverage of topics that have been surveyed in past offerings. If you wish you have your course included in the Learning Community program, you are agreeing to offer students up to five bonus marks in your...

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New Brunswick Summer Music Festival on now - online!

Richard A. Hornsby

Posted: August 13, 2020 10:51:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival is on this week live-streaming from Memorial Hall on the UNB campus. Catch one of the next concerts streamed on Youtube and Facebook Live. Our Director of Music, Richard Hornsby, and Resident Musician, Nadia Francavilla, are featured as well as UNBSJ's Resident artists the Saint John String Quartet with other musical artists from the region and from across the country. Each concert is live streamed at 7:30 p.m. (AST) Aug. 12-15 and are available...

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Student Dependent Registration for UNB Health and Dental Plans

Sherri Robichaud

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:56:00 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 Aug. 31, 2020. The form is located on the UNB HR website.  Please email completed forms to Sherri Robichaud at sherrir@unb.ca.  Should you...

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Memorial Hall temporary rear entrance and parking closure

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations on the Fredericton campus wishes to advise of a temporary closure to the rear entrance and parking area of Memorial Hall located on 9 Bailey Dr. This is to allow for construction upgrades beginning Friday, Aug. 14, continuing through to approximately the second week of September.   Please proceed with caution when in the area of Memorial Hall, and follow the directional signage and fencing that will be in place.   If you have any concerns or questions,...

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First-Year Student Success on the Fredericton Campus: What the Data Tells Us and What We Can Do

Sara Rothman

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join representatives from the UNB Student Success committee as we share insight on Generation Z and data from UNB research on previous cohorts of first-year students. This data will help us better understand our incoming class and inform best practices about engagement, interaction, advising, and teaching first-year students on the Fredericton campus.   This presentation will be recorded and made available on the website of the Office of Institutional Analysis after the...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:53:00 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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M365 Weekly Highlights: Send quick polls through Outlook

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can quickly and easily create and send polls directly through Outlook?  Use Outlook polls to: Ask your students if they have questions before an exam Find the best meeting time (you can also use FindTime for this) Get feedback or ask for votes And more Keep in mind:  Polls in emails should not be used to collect personal or confidential information. If you previously installed the Outlook Quick Polls desktop add-in,...

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COVID-19 research: Dr. Sandra Magalhaes

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: August 12, 2020 10:51:00 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. Sandra Magalhaes (Sociology and NB Institute for Research, Data and Training, Fredericton) is researching COVID-19 risk indicators to support community planning and recovery efforts and better inform possible responses in New Brunswick. Her project is...

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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<