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Saint John food service-SJ

Cory Brown

Posted: August 9, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please note that the Baird Dining Hall will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 11, to Friday, Aug. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. serving only free coffee and tea. It will reopen Monday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving a very limited menu.   A message about food service this fall will be sent later this month. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Cory Brown Email Address: cory@unb.ca

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Faculty of Kinesiology Thesis Oral Examination - Molly Gallibois-FR and SJ

Leslie Harquail

Posted: August 9, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The thesis titled, "The Impact of a Standing Intervention on Falls in Long Term Care: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial," will be defended by Molly Gallibois on Monday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. via Teams. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate if a 22-week standing intervention would reduce falls in long term care (LTC). LTC residents were randomized to either a sitting control or standing intervention comprised of up to 20 minutes of supervised sessions five...

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UNB Health Research Conference registration-FR and SJ

Jon Sensinger

Posted: August 6, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We welcome you to register for UNB's Health Research Conference (HRC), which will take place on Aug. 19, 2021. HRC is a one-day virtual conference to learn about the amazing health research going on at UNB, and to find potential synergies with other groups at UNB across campuses. Presentations will be provided by UNB faculty members and their labs. Researchers, clinical partners, government and community stakeholders, and the general public are all invited to attend. The final schedule is...

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Changes are coming to where your Teams meeting recordings are stored-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 6, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Aug. 13, Stream on SharePoint, a new version of Microsoft Stream, will be launching at UNB. In the new Stream on SharePoint, you will be able to access all videos, to which you have access,  across all your Microsoft 365 (M365) apps, including OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and more. Included with this launch are recent changes to where Microsoft stores your Teams meeting recordings: 1. Private or personal Teams meetings, created from the 'Calendar' area of Teams or via Outlook,...

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Employment opportunity: Swim instructor-FR

Lauren Rogers

Posted: August 6, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Recreation Services is hiring swim instructors for our fall and winter children and adult swim lesson program. The part time, term position would begin September 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please view the employment posting and reach out to Lauren Rogers, Manager of Fitness & Wellness at lrogers@unb.ca to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you! Category: Employment News Article Contact Information Contact: Lauren Rogers Email Address: lrogers@unb.ca

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Items removed from the myUNB Portal and from eServices on Aug. 9-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 5, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The transition to the MyUNB Intranet continues. On Aug. 9, more items are being removed from eServices as part of the transition.   Additionally, the old myUNB Portal is no longer accessible. A temporary page has been developed to access any remaining myUNB links until Aug. 31. You can get to this page via the 'Old Portal' button on the MyUNB Intranet homepage or visiting oldportal.unb.ca.  You can...

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Course management items transitioning to myUNB Intranet on Aug. 11-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: August 5, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Aug. 11, links related to course management will transition to Colleague Self Service as part of the decommissioning of eServices. These services include: Course Summary Course Options Class Lists These services are already available in tools accessible through the new myUNB Intranet and can be used now. As of Aug. 11, they will only be accessible through the myUNB Intranet. Visit Using Colleague to learn more about using these tools through the new Intranet...

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Research Changemaker: Dr. Daniel Dutton-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: August 5, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Daniel Dutton, adjunct professor in the sociology department and assistant professor of community health and epidemiology at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, sees his research into deep poverty in New Brunswick as a building block towards a future where there is more understanding and better solutions for the poorest of the poor in our society. Read more about his research in the latest issue of Alumni News.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Add a backup MFA method in case of lost or new devices-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 5, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you a have backup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) method set up for your UNB account? If yes, awesome! You don't need to do anything but perhaps let your colleagues/classmates know how important it is to set up a backup MFA method. If no, please read on and set up a backup MFA method. Did you know if you don't have a backup MFA method and you lose your device (or buy a new device without first transferring your MFA method) you won't be able to access your UNB services until you contact...

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UNB celebrates Pride 2021-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB, we believe that Pride should be celebrated year-round. We encourage our UNB community to show their pride, allyship and to show up as their authentic selves. In recognition of this year's Pride celebrations, and in representing our aspirations as an institution, we have raised a Progress flag on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. With the raising of this flag, we reaffirm UNB's commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion across our campuses and beyond. The...

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UNBF launches Transact Mobile Credential for students, faculty and staff-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Students, faculty and staff on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus will benefit from the use of mobile credentials on iPhone, Apple Watch and Android phones this year – making UNB the first Canadian institution to implement Transact's mobile campus ID solution.  Mobile credentials will enhance door access and contactless payment capabilities by putting IDs on the smartphones of students, faculty and staff. The adoption of the technology supports UNB's values...

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People and Culture launch new sites-FR and SJ

Erin Fyfe

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of People & Culture is excited to announce the launch of our new internal site within the SharePoint environment with easy to navigate resources and our new re-branded external site! The SharePoint site can be accessed from the MyUNB Intranet via the Departments & Resources site list or by visiting https://unbcloud.sharepoint.com/sites/PeopleCulture. Our re-branded external site will remain as unb.ca/hr. We hope that you'll take some time to review each of our new sites and should...

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UNB Print Services is ready for your return to campus-FR and SJ

Print Services

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you need new business cards, promotional materials, or course materials as we begin our return to campus? UNB Print Services offers a wide variety of professional print products and options available for all UNB campuses. Quotes and one-on-one consultations are available. Please submit your print requests to UNB Print Services as early as possible to assist with workload and ensure materials are completed on time. Visit the Print Services website to learn more or submit your order...

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CEL's fall schedule is ready for viewing!-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Browse our fall schedule to see all that's waiting for you at the UNB College of Extended Learning. Take a term based online course, register for an open entry online course, or sign up for in-person classes! Working on your degree? Here are just a few of the credit course offerings available this fall: Open entry: • BIOL 1019 Biological Principles, Part II – Online • CS 1103 Introduction to Databases • CLAS 3625 Magic in the Ancient World • PSYC 2703 Foundations...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Catch up on M365 monthly workshops you missed-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Missed this week's M365 monthly workshop giving a spotlight on Teams Meetings? All M365 monthly workshops are recorded and posted on the M365 resources site, so you can catch up on those you were unable to attend live or re-watch sessions you found particularly helpful. Each recording comes with a quick description of the topics covered, so you can easily find topics that interest you most. See all our monthly workshop videos New Features in M365: Changes to where...

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Language and Personality Study seeking participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: August 4, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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Student Health Centre/Campus Pharmacy COVID-19 Scheduled Vaccination Clinics-FR

UNB Student Health Centre/Campus Pharmacy

Posted: August 3, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Student Health Centre in partnership with the Campus Pharmacy will be offering scheduled COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and a Back to School Immunization Blitz for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Staff, faculty, students, and public are all welcome! COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 2021 (Pfizer & Moderna): MacLaggan Hall Skills Lab - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.             Wednesday, Aug. 4 Thursday, Aug. 12 Wednesday, Aug. 18 Monday, Aug. 23 Monday, Aug....

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UNB-led research project receives $366,000 in funding from Health Canada-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: August 3, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A multi-institution, multi-disciplinary research project housed at the University of New Brunswick has received $366,000 in support from the Government of Canada. The funds will be used for research to help identify the barriers and restrictions to access to surgical abortions in the province between 2015 - 2020, from the perspective of medical professionals and the lived experience of New Brunswick patients. "Every day, our researchers and their colleagues from institutions across Canada...

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my.unb.ca link is changing as of Aug. 3-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: August 3, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As of Aug. 3, visiting my.unb.ca will take you directly to the home page of the new MyUNB Intranet. This change is part of moving UNB services to the new MyUNB, bringing all the information and services you use most into one place. The old myUNB Portal will be available until Aug. 31 by visiting oldportal.unb.ca. Please review and update any webpages, instructions, or other documents you and/or your department/faculty may have that reference the old myUNB Portal. Get to know your new MyUNB...

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English Language Programme's Prep for Fall-FR

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: August 3, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking for a rapid and intense blast of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) before you start your academic program in September? The English Language Programme (ELP) is offering a 10-hour virtual program to get you started with confidence at UNB.  The focus will be on EAP reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as a chance to gain valuable experience in Microsoft Teams and the D2L (Desire to Learn) Brightspace learning platform.  Instruction will be provided by...

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2021-2022 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals-FR

Hilary Marks

Posted: August 3, 2021 10:42:00 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 2021-2022 academic year.  The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Last year Work-Study was partially managed through the experiential learning portal at ExperienceUNB after the initial proposals were accepted. This year the Work-Study Program will be managed fully at ExperienceUNB. This is excellent news! This change allows project...

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my.unb.ca link is changing on Aug. 3-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Beginning Aug. 3, visiting my.unb.ca will take you directly to the home page of the new MyUNB Intranet. This change is part of moving UNB services to the new MyUNB, bringing all the information and services you use most into one place. The old myUNB Portal will be available until Aug. 31 by visiting oldportal.unb.ca. Please review and update any webpages, instructions, or other documents you and/or your department/faculty may have that reference the old myUNB Portal. Get to know your new...

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Fredericton campus - Water main flushing notice 2021-FR

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations, Fredericton campus, wishes to advise that the 2021 water main flushing program will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 3, to Wednesday, Aug. 4. This work is necessary to ensure a high quality of drinking water on campus. UNBF users may notice discoloured water from their taps during these times. The effect is temporary and should clear up quickly. If problems persist with discoloured water or water pressure, please contact Capital Planning & Operations at...

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Water shutdown in K.C. Irving Hall, Saint John campus-SJ

Angie Robichaud

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised there will be a domestic water shutdown in K.C. Irving Hall on the Saint John campus on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Wednesday, Aug. 4, due to emergency repairs that are required. This work will take place on Tuesday and should be completed by Wednesday at noon. 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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The Campus Bookstore will be re-opening to the public on Aug. 23-FR

Shelley Nowlan

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After working online for many months, the Bookstore is excited to announce our doors will be open on Monday, Aug. 23, for in-person shopping! Orders being placed on our website currently will still show shipping as the only option, so for those who would like to pick up in person starting Aug. 23, please put your delivery address as the Bookstore, 29 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, E3B 6C2, and in the comment at check out please state-"waive shipping, I will pick this up." We will be reopening to...

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Alumni Changemaker: Bob Skillen-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Thirty years of dreaming, building and transforming. Retired UNB vice-president (advancement) and former executive director of the UNB Associated Alumni Bob Skillen (BPE'79, BEd'81, MEd'88) chatted with current executive director Michelle McNeil (BBA'03, MBA'09) about his thoughts on the role of university advancement and what's next for him. "UNB's mission is important. We are a university with heart and one that has a deep sense of responsibility to the people of New Brunswick and...

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UNBF Student Union Shinerama Cookbook Fundraiser-FR

Evan Di Cesare

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


My name is Evan Di Cesare and I am the UNBF Student Union Orientation Vice-Chair and Shinerama Chair this year. I have been collecting recipes from UNB students, faculty and staff, and Fredericton residents to compile into a cookbook to be sold to raise money for our Shinerama campaign. This Monday, Aug. 2, is the last day to submit recipes, so if you would like to submit a recipe to be featured in the book you can access the recipe submission Typeform using this link as soon as...

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Participants needed for cancer research-FR and SJ

Danie Alyssa Beaulieu

Posted: July 30, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers from the Centre for Research in Integrated Care at UNB want to learn about your needs for cancer support in New Brunswick!  If you are 19 years or older living in New Brunswick and have been impacted by cancer within the past 5 years (as a person with cancer, caregiver/family member, or care provider), you may participate in a 30-60-minute survey to discuss your experiences with accessing and receiving health and supportive care services and resources in New Brunswick,...

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Creating space: A collective journey toward a culture of inclusion-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Members of the University of New Brunswick community have been working hard toward the implementation of the new Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy. Over the last few months, the Policy Working Group and Implementation Team have been busy preparing multiple educational tools and social media pieces designed to inform the UNB community about the various ways they can create and encourage a more positive and inclusive teaching, working and learning environment for everyone. Last month,...

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Changes are coming to where your Teams meeting recordings are stored-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, Aug. 13, Stream on SharePoint, a new version of Microsoft Stream, will be launching at UNB. In the new Stream on SharePoint, you will be able to access all videos, to which you have access,  across all your Microsoft 365 (M365) apps, including OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and more. Included with this launch are recent changes to where Microsoft stores your Teams meeting recordings: 1. Private or personal Teams meetings, created from the 'Calendar' area of Teams or via Outlook,...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Michael Bradley-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Michael (Mike) Timothy Bradley, who passed away on July 15, 2021.  Born in Victoria, BC, Mike completed his bachelor of science at the University of Victoria and his master's and PhD at the University of Manitoba. He began teaching on our Saint John campus in 1980. Throughout the course of his tenure, Mike served as chair of social sciences and was an active member of the UNB Board of Governors, Senate...

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UNB Print Services is ready for your return to campus-FR and SJ

Print Services

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you need new business cards, promotional materials, or course materials as we begin our return to campus? UNB Print Services offers a wide variety of professional print products and options available for all UNB campuses. Quotes and one-on-one consultations are available. Please submit your print requests to UNB Print Services as early as possible to assist with workload and ensure materials are completed on time. Visit the Print Services website to learn more or submit your order...

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UNB Ensembles open for registration-FR

Mark Kleyn

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After a year of alternative delivery methods, we are so excited to host our ensembles in Memorial Hall again this Fall.   We are thrilled to introduce two new options for string students.  Little String Orchestra is for students aged five to seven who are new to the violin.  Junior String Orchestra is for violinists aged eight to 10 who have one- or two-years' experience.  We are also hosting string orchestras for older students and our Band and Chorale...

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Fall Music Workshops open for Registration-FR

Mark Kleyn

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's music conservatory has opened its lineup of fall workshops.   Students can participate in a variety of workshops for different ages and interests.  After a year of virtual workshops, we are excited to be returning to in-person music-making and exploration.   Workshops include: Group Guitar Group Piano Group Piano for Kids *NEW* Jazz Improv *NEW* Movement for Musicians Songwriting Synthesizers  To learn more and register, go HERE. Category: News and...

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SUB Closed Monday, Aug. 2-FR

Matthew Theriault

Posted: July 29, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised the Student Union Building will be closed on Monday, Aug. 2 for the New Brunswick Day holiday. Regular summer building hours will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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Course Options, Course Summary, Class List and Advising tools are moving from eServices to the MyUNB Intranet-FR and SJ

Heather Ongo

Posted: July 28, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In mid-August, several important links relating to course management and advising will be removed from eServices (Faculty/Staff), including: Academic>Course Options: Class List - Save as File - Email Entire Class - Email Selected Students Pre/Co-req List Email Class Grading Cancellation Academic Offense Form Grade Change Form Academic>Advising: Enhanced Transcript Course Sorted Transcript High School Marks Class Schedule Exam Schedule Admin>Academic>Course Summary Additional...

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Randy Mahoney - Retirement Announcement-FR

Don Allen

Posted: July 28, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After 36+ years with UNB, Randy Mahoney is retiring at the end of August.  He will be taking some well-earned vacation during August making his last official workday Tuesday, Aug. 17. Randy joined UNB in 1985 and has worked in almost every role with Security & Traffic.  He started on regular patrol duties, was promoted to Supervisor, then Traffic Supervisor before taking on his current role as the Operations Supervisor.  Randy has also served as interim Director on...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Make your images accessible in SharePoint-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 28, 2021 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know that SharePoint has built-in tools to improve accessibility? Images are an important part of web content. They can grab attention, provide visual context, and act as navigation buttons. For these same reasons, it is important to consider the accessibility of your images. Alternative ('alt') text or tags provide a short description of the image or text appearing within the image that can be read by assistive technology, such as screen readers, or be...

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Lessons learned from NaviCare/SoinsNavi as project concludes-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 28, 2021 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After four-and-a-half years of exploring the impact of patient navigation for children and youth with healthcare needs and their families, the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University-led NaviCare/SoinsNavi project has come to an end. The UNB research team is looking back on the experience and moving toward its next opportunity to build on that knowledge in new directions. In doing so, its members hope to create a more accessible and integrated healthcare system for...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: July 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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Attention MATLAB Users – Update your MATLAB installation now-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 26, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB has renewed its campus-wide license for MATLAB & Simulink for one year, effective July 1, 2021. 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: News and Notices Article Contact...

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D2L: Changes to External Learning Tools, August 18-FR and SJ

Brock Parks

Posted: July 26, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Instructors, do you use External Learning Tool integrations (ELTs) in your courses, such as McGraw-Hill Connect, WebWorK, Crowdmark, Pearson, WileyPlus, MatLab, Perusall, Macmillan, Elsevier, or Follett? Effective Wednesday, Aug. 18, UNB is changing the email address it passes to D2L to enhance security, and this may impact your third party ELT.  Why the change? The current practice of displaying a student's username-based email in D2L (i.e., XR72K@unb.ca) reveals key login information,...

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Participants needed for UNB Dual Task Gait Online Validity Study-FR and SJ

Mike Carroll

Posted: July 26, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology are recruiting individuals aged 65+ with no diagnosed muscle or joint conditions to participate in a research study to validate in person physical assessments with online versions.  Participation in this study includes one phone call and two 30-minute sessions; one in-person testing appointment in the UNB Kinesiology building, and one appointment done over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The tests that will be assessed will mimic movements...

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: July 26, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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UNB graduates will celebrate in-person Fall Convocation ceremonies-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB is proud to announce that we will celebrate our graduates this fall with in-person convocation ceremonies. UNB students have completed their studies during a remarkable and challenging time and this dedication has not gone unrecognized. Graduation is an extremely important academic milestone; and we are thrilled to celebrate this achievement together once again. With the province's 'Path to Green' well underway, UNB will host in-person graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 14, for...

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Reminder Early Time Entry Cutoff – Aug. 7, 2021 pay-FR and SJ

Joanne Hodgson

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the New Brunswick Day holiday weekend, 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 Aug. 7, 2021. 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, Thursday, July 29, 2021. Supervisor Cut-Off - Supervisors must have all hours approved through Time Entry by...

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New location to access Self-Serve Payroll functions-FR and SJ

Jeff Comeau

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Notice to employees of UNB: This is a reminder that as of July 26, 2021, access to Colleague Self-Serve has moved from MyUNB Portal to MyUNB Intranet. This means that any payroll functions you use (Time Entry, Time Approval, Earnings Statements, T4 Information) will now need to be accessed through MyUNB Intranet under the Employment & Financial Information Section. If you have any issues finding the new location please reach out to your supervisor or payroll at...

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IUC Central Core, Science Library – Construction advisory-FR

Cynthia Jenkins

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations wishes to advise that beginning the week of July 26, 2021, construction will begin on the roof of IUC Central Core Science Library. Barricades will be installed at the site to maintain the safety of workers and the UNB community.  Pedestrians should expect restricted areas of travel around the IUC Central Core building for approx. 4-5 weeks. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact Capital Planning & Operations at...

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Extended closure alert: UNB Card Office closed July 26 - Aug. 6-FR and SJ

UNB Card Office

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Card Office is closed for two weeks starting Monday, July 26, through to Friday, Aug. 6. You can still submit your photo online but UCards with a Fredericton pickup location will not be printed or available for pickup during this closure. Emails will continue to be monitored; if you need immediate assistance, please email ucard@unb.ca.  Voicemails will be reviewed when the office reopens on Monday, Aug. 9. To submit your photo, view details about your UCard services, or to make a...

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True Crime presentation: Saint John's Boy Burglar of 1914-FR and SJ

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: July 23, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Did the 'good old days' ever exist? This and other questions will be explored in this true crime talk on the case that gripped the city of Saint John in the summer of 1914: The case of the Boy Bandit. Guest speaker Prof. Greg Marquis of UNB Saint John will uncover a story of drama, tragedy and redemption that involved the killing of a police officer and the trial of a young offender. This Zoom event, which takes place on July 27, 2021, starts at 7 p.m. and runs for 90 minutes. Zoom...

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Items being removed from the myUNB Portal and eServices on July 26-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 22, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On July 26, the following items are being removed from the myUNB Portal and eServices as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet. You can get there from unb.ca > UNB Students, Faculty & Staff drop down menu > New MyUNB Intranet. Learn where these links are in the new MyUNB Intranet.  MyUNB Portal Launch menu Colleague Self-Service Colleague Self-Service Test Colleague UI Colleague UI Test eServices Student Personal Part-Time Student Photo ID Request...

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PhD candidate receives national Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: July 22, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Patricia Morris (BN'15, MN'21), a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Brunswick, has received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to continue her doctoral studies. The recipients were announced on July 15 by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and several federal funding agencies: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities...

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Student Changemakers: Sir Howard Douglas Scholars-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 22, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This spring, 17 students were inducted into UNB's Sir Howard Douglas Society. These scholars and all of the scholars before them, exemplify the society's motto, Non Nobis Solum: Not for Ourselves Alone. We are proud of these changemakers and have profiled a few of them in our Spring/Summer issue of the Alumni News magazine. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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my.unb.ca link is changing on Aug. 3-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 21, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Beginning Aug. 3, visiting my.unb.ca will take you directly to the home page of the new MyUNB Intranet. This change is part of moving UNB services to the new MyUNB, bringing all the information and services you use most into one place.   The old myUNB Portal will be available until Aug. 31 by visiting oldportal.unb.ca.  Please review and update any webpages, instructions, or other...

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Report suspicious emails easily with Beauceron's Report a Phish button in Outlook-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 21, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you receive suspicious emails, you can easily report them using Beauceron's (UNB's cybersecurity awareness service provider) 'Report a Phish' button in Outlook. This feature is available for Outlook on your computer desktop (Windows and Mac), the Outlook Web App (OWA) and Outlook apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. Learn how to report a phish by device type by visiting the MyUNB Intranet > IT Account and Email Options page. Beauceron provides cybersecurity training, risk scores,...

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Advise First Year is now available from myUNB Intranet-FR and SJ

Heather Ongo

Posted: July 21, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Services available through the "Advise First Year" eServices are now available through Self-Service Advising and Informer5 reporting. The First Year Advising Working Group, representing Saint John and Fredericton faculties, have been working very hard over the last several months to test and deliver these new tools. Starting Wednesday, July 21, advisors will use Self-Service Advising to set the "advisement complete" date for new students and use Informer5 Reporting for Savelist...

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Dear First Year Me Campaign-FR

Niko Coady

Posted: July 21, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Student Services and the UNB Student Union are working on putting together this year's Dear First Year Me campaign. This is an annual campaign where returning students provide knowledge, advice, and information they wish they would have known in their first year. The information provided will be used for a multi-media campaign, including social media posts, posters, and more. If you are interested in participating or know someone who would be interested, please fill out (or direct others to...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Forward your calls to voicemail while in a meeting-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 21, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

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 'profile' bubble/circle in the top-right hand corner in Teams Hover over the presence (available, busy, etc.) setting Select 'Do not...

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Appointments available at UNB Fredericton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics-FR

Campus Pharmacy

Posted: July 20, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Walk-ins are being accepted for first and second doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) on July 22 on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive early for a walk-in appointment as we cannot guarantee vaccines will be available for the stated end time.  UNB vaccination clinics will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MacLaggan Hall Skills Lab. Scheduled appointments are available on July 22 and on the following dates: Monday, July 26 Wednesday, Aug. 4 Thursday,...

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Student Union Welcome Center-FR

Karen Miner

Posted: July 20, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Student Union Welcome Center will be closed on July 21, 22 and 23. August bus passes will be available for purchase on July 28. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Karen Miner Email Address: kminer@unb.ca

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2021-2022 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals-FR

Hilary Marks

Posted: July 20, 2021 10:46:00 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 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.   Last year, Work-Study was partially managed through the experiential learning portal at ExperienceUNB after the initial proposals were accepted. This year the Work-Study Program will be managed fully at ExperienceUNB. This is excellent news! This change allows project...

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UNB introduces online Certificate in Contemporary Management in Arts and Culture-FR and SJ

Mark Kleyn

Posted: July 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Centre for Musical Arts, in association with ArtsLink NB and the Government of New Brunswick, is proud to offer our brand-new online certificate in Contemporary Management in Arts & Culture (CMAC). The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the CMAC certificate is a one-of-a-kind program built specifically for developing the skills and knowledge of people that aspire to be arts leaders in Atlantic Canada and across the country.  The CMAC certificate is fully online and spans...

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Language and Personality Study seeking participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: July 20, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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M365 Monthly Workshop July 21: Hosting Teams Webinars and more-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 19, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 Monthly Workshop: Hosting Teams Webinars In this workshop, we'll explore: New Teams Meeting webinar functionality Registration for webinars New features for Teams and more... Wednesday, July 21  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams Meeting  Full details are available on the UNB M365 resource site: http://go.unb.ca/m365     Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address:...

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Participants needed for UNB Dual Task Gait Online Validity Study-FR

Mike Carroll

Posted: July 19, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers in the faculty of kinesiology are recruiting individuals aged 65+ with no diagnosed muscle or joint conditions to participate in a research study to validate in person physical assessments with online versions.  Participation in this study includes one phone call and two 30-minute sessions; one in-person testing appointment in the UNB Kinesiology building, and one appointment done over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The tests that will be assessed will mimic movements...

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Speed bumps installed on Fredericton campus-FR

Don Allen

Posted: July 16, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the excessive speed of some vehicles traveling between the Aitken University Centre and Marshall d'Avray Hall, two temporary speed bumps were installed on Friday, July 16, as a traffic calming measure.  It is expected that this will increase the safety of all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area. Please keep in mind that the campus has a 30 km/h speed limit. As more people return to campus it is an opportune time to remind everyone to follow posted signage and to watch for...

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Waitlist services moved to myUNB Intranet-FR and SJ

Heather Ongo

Posted: July 16, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Waitlist services are now available through Colleague and Informer5 Reporting. Course instructors can view waitlists through their class lists by accessing My Courses from the myUNB Intranet I am . . . Faculty>Course Management. Learn more and visit Using Colleague for quick 'how to' reference guides: Working with Class Lists (for Instructors) Using Waitlist Management (for administrators) Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Heather Ongo Email Address:...

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Items being removed from the myUNB portal and InsideUNB on July 19-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 15, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On July 19, the following items are being removed from the myUNB Portal Launch menu and InsideUNB as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet. You can get there from unb.ca > UNB Students, Faculty & Staff drop down menu > New MyUNB Intranet. Learn where these links are in the new MyUNB Intranet. myUNB portal Launch Menu UNB cPanel Hosting Access Manager Cascade Virtual Lab Microsoft 365 Register for Classes Change Course Registration Check my Class Schedule Check my Exam...

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UNB email and Microsoft 365 links removed from old myUNB portal on July 19-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 15, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On July 19, the email and Microsoft 365 (M365) links will be removed from the old myUNB portal.  These are already available in the new MyUNB Intranet and can be used now. How to access your email and other M365 services from the MyUNB Intranet: Click the waffle menu The nine small white dots shaped like a waffle are located in the top left corner of the MyUNB Intranet and any other internal UNB site. You will see a listing of all apps available to you. If they do not all appear click...

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Advise First Year moving to myUNB Intranet on July 21-FR and SJ

Heather Ongo

Posted: July 15, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Services available through the "Advise First Year" eServices menu will be transitioned to Self-Service Advising and Informer5 reporting effective Wednesday, July 21.  The First Year Advising Working Group, representing Saint John and Fredericton faculties, have been working very hard over the last several months to test and deliver these new tools. Starting Wednesday, July 21, advisors will use Self-Service Advising to set the "advisement complete" date for new students and use...

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UNB Alumni and Research Changemaker: Moving things forward for vulnerable populations-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 15, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Tracey Rickards (BN'86, MN'05) considers herself among an army of 'subtle changemakers' – those who do little things on a constant basis to move the needle.   As an associate professor of nursing at UNB and the UNB manager of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Clinic, she conducts research to identify transformative solutions to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations in the region. Read this story in the digital version of the Alumni News...

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Appointments available at UNB Fredericton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics -FR

UNB Communications

Posted: July 14, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Walk-ins are being accepted for first and second doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) on July 15 on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive early for a walk-in appointment as we cannot guarantee vaccines will be available for the stated end time.  UNB vaccination clinics will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MacLaggan Hall Skills Lab. Scheduled appointments are available on July 15 and on the following dates: Thursday, July 15 – Walk-in...

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UNB Libraries' updated catalogue interface to be released July 19-FR and SJ

Joanne Smyth

Posted: July 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


OCLC, the vendors of UNB Libraries' catalogue, have updated their interface. The new UNBWorldCat Discovery interface offers several improvements, including:   Better accessibility compliance Highlighted search terms in search results Better relevancy ranking of search results Search results include links to open access where available, through the Internet Archive and other repositories If you had saved lists in the old interface, these will be carried over into the new...

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Home care health platform developed by UNB professor-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 14, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A new initiative that digitally assesses the mental and physical health of clients has been launched, based on a platform developed by Dr. Erik Scheme of the UNB Fredericton campus. Dr. Scheme's PITCH digital health platform, developed in collaboration with VeroSource Solutions, is the basis for the Wellness Check Initiative, announced on July 14 by Kindred Home Care. The WCI is jointly funded by the Province of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada's Healthy Seniors' Pilot...

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M365 Weekly Highlights - Teams Calling and Delegates-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 14, 2021 10:44:00 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 your profile photo > 'Manage account' > 'General' > 'Delegation' Select...

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Shaping the debate: Town hall on immigration and international education-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 13, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You are invited to join a virtual public dialogue focusing on the importance of immigration and international education in New Brunswick.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to host the Hon. Marco Mendicino, Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Jenica Atwin (BA'09, MEd'15), Member of Parliament for Fredericton, to explore an exchange of views relating to immigration and the role international education plays to advance social progress that benefit communities,...

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2021-2022 UNB Work-Study Program now accepting proposals-FR

Hilary Marks

Posted: July 13, 2021 10:50:00 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 2021-2022 academic year. The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.    Last year Work-Study was partially managed through the experiential learning portal at ExperienceUNB after the initial proposals were accepted. This year the Work-Study Program will be managed fully at ExperienceUNB. This is excellent news! This change allows...

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Language and Personality Study seeking participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: July 13, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour-long meeting on Teams...

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UNB Associated Alumnae Semi-Annual General Meeting-FR and SJ

UNB Associated Alumnae

Posted: July 12, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our virtual Semi-Annual General Meetingon July 14 from 12-1 p.m. on Zoom. RSVP to alumni@unb.ca if you wish to attend. The UNB Associated Alumnae Council is made up of women graduates and former students of the university. Founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1919, the association's goal is to promote – directly and indirectly – the educational and financial interests of the university, especially those related to the women graduates and...

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Design Works Camps - Spaces still available-FR

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: July 12, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you haven't signed up your child for a camp yet, there is still time. Spaces are available in the camps below. Register today and give your child a memorable camp experience this summer. Summer 2021 Camps: • Ages 6 – 10 • Ages 8 – 12 Arts & Crafts • Awesome Painting & Drawing (Different project every week!) • Hooked on Crochet • Crafts Galore • Crafty Crochet Creations • Cute Crochet Critters Gardening • Let's Go Green (Different...

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Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference 2021 - online Nov. 4 and 5-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: July 12, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) is for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their family members, behaviour analysts, medical professionals, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, faculty and researchers, teachers, intervention staff, support workers, and all other stakeholders interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  With so many sessions to choose from, there is something for everyone!  Full conference fee: $149+HST One-day...

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Take an online course from CEL this summer!-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: July 12, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This isn't an ordinary summer. Why not do something extraordinary? Take your summer reading list to the next level by signing up for an online course through the College of Extended Learning! Not only can you learn something interesting, you can upskill or discover a new passion. Just like your favourite book, you can take your course with you wherever you go. Browse our summer schedule and see what we have to offer! Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shawna...

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Display an orange heart to honour the lives of Indigenous children-FR and SJ

Kristen Cook

Posted: July 9, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we continue to reflect upon past events of intergenerational harms that have had lasting effects on First Nations communities, UNB is committed to demonstrating our deepest condolences and acknowledgement of these events as an aspect of our history. Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, a Wolastoqey word gifted to us by Elder Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley means: 'Allowing our thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth.' This word urges us to go beyond reconciliation,...

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Waitlist Management now available from myUNB Intranet-FR and SJ

Heather Ongo

Posted: July 9, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Course section waitlist management is now available from the myUNB Intranet through Colleague UI.  Starting on Monday, July 19, Waitlist Management services will only be available through Colleague UI.   Learn about Using Waitlist Management by visiting MyUNB Intranet> I am...Faculty or Staff > Information on > Using Colleague > Academics or attend the next scheduled training session over Microsoft Teams.  Available sessions are listed on the Using Colleague...

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my.unb.ca link is changing on August 1-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 9, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Beginning on August 1, visiting my.unb.ca will take you directly to the home page of the new MyUNB Intranet. This change is part of moving UNB services to the new MyUNB, bringing all the information and services you use most into one place. The old myUNB Portal will still be available until August 31 by visiting oldportal.unb.ca. Get to know your new MyUNB Intranet with these short...

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Expect significant delays when ordering IT equipment-FR and SJ

ITS Procurement

Posted: July 8, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


When ordering IT equipment (like desktops, laptops, webcams, and monitors) please expect delivery delays of up to four to six months; please plan for these delays when possible and order early. This is due to a worldwide increase in demand for computing equipment along with supply chain issues and shortages that can be expected for the foreseeable future. To help reduce the impact on your department/faculty, it is important to place any orders for computing equipment as far in advance and as...

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SAS Software Licenses available to UNB students, staff and faculty-FR and SJ

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: July 8, 2021 10:39:00 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 databases. It also...

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Items being removed from eServices on July 12-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 8, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Monday, July 12, the following items are being removed from eServices as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet. You can get there from unb.ca > UNB Students, Faculty & Staff drop down menu > New MyUNB Intranet. Learn where these links are in the new MyUNB Intranet. eServices Student Academic Deferred Exam Request Class Timetable Exam Schedule Confirmation of Enrolment Application to Graduate Residence Apply for Residence Apply for Extended Stay Residential Life...

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Appointments available at UNB Fredericton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: July 7, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Walk-ins are being accepted for first and second doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) on July 8 on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive early for a walk-in appointment as we cannot guarantee vaccines will be available for the stated end time.  UNB vaccination clinics will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MacLaggan Hall Skills Lab. Scheduled appointments are available on July 8 and on the following dates:  Thursday, July 8 – Walk-in...

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UNB Research Changemakers: Improving quality of life for seniors-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 7, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB researchers have received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities. Read how the three-year Healthy Seniors Pilot Project will support a range of applied research initiatives to examine how governments, in partnership with the community and private sectors, can better support seniors.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address:...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Tips for customizing your call answering rules-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 7, 2021 10:35:00 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 answering rules: Give yourself time to...

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Participants needed for UNB Band-Frail Study -FR and SJ

Sarah Kennedy

Posted: July 7, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNB is looking for participants ages 65+, who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and who have begun to struggle with everyday activities, to take part in the Band-Frail Study.  Participation in this study includes two 45-minute sessions per week for 16 weeks, which will consist of an education and exercise component. Sessions will be led by an experienced Diabetes Educator and a physical...

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Free large desks-FR

Pamela Underhill

Posted: July 7, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We have two free large desks available. If interested, please email unbsac@unb.ca for details or call 453-3515. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Pamela Underhill Email Address: underhil@unb.ca

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Participants needed for UNB Dual Task Gait Online Validity Study-FR

Mike Carroll

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology are recruiting individuals aged 65+ with no diagnosed muscle or joint conditions to participate in a research study to validate in person physical assessments with online versions.  Participation in this study includes one phone call and two thirty-minute sessions; one in-person testing appointment in the UNB Kinesiology building, and one appointment done over Zoom or Microsoft teams. The tests that will be assessed will mimic movements...

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UNB long-term care simulation lab officially opens, ready to help NB residents and workers stay safe-FR and SJ

UNB Communications Office

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick and its partners held an event at Loch Lomond Villa on July 5, 2021 to officially open the UNB Long-Term Care Simulation Lab, a newly renovated and constructed research space. The UNB project, led by Dr. Rose McCloskey of the university's Saint John campus, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 among long-term care residents. "The COVID-19 response highlights the fact that evidence on best practices...

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Looking for Sustainability Champions-FR and SJ

Matt Bishop

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability is looking for people with sustainable experiences and knowledge, to help us organize ways to help create a deeper culture of sustainability throughout the UNB community. With your help, we want to create learning spaces and digital materials, for staff, students and faculty to learn important tips and tricks to help them on the sustainable journey. These could range from creating short videos to hosting workshops and everything in between. We are looking for people...

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Get IT ready for your return to campus-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With returning to campus on everyone's mind, it is important to take a few minutes to make sure your computers and devices are ready for the transition back. Follow the guide below to learn which steps to take (A, B, or C), plus a few tips and reminders. Reminders for everyone: Watch out for increases in email phishing attacks as we near the fall semester and learn about UNB's free, secure password manager and cybersecurity training. If you are expecting a new Teams desk phone,...

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Faculty of Kinesiology Thesis Oral Examination - Master of Science in Kinesiology - Hilary Pond-FR and SJ

Leslie Harquail

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Thesis titled, "A Cross-Sectional Analysis Investigating the Association of Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Patterns on Frailty Status in Older Adults Living with Diabetes Mellitus" will be defended by Hilary Pond on Tuesday, July 13 at 9 a.m.  Via Teams Click here to join the meeting  ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Increased physical activity (PA) is as a cornerstone for the prevention and the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM) and frailty. However, no consensus exists on...

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UNB Research Changemaker: Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez Camacho-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With the guidance and support of elders from Indigenous Nations in Canada and abroad, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez Camacho is working to improve collaboration and transdisciplinary research between Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and communities. Read how in the spring/summer issue of Alumni News. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: July 6, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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UNB Alumni Changemaker: Victoria LaBillois-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: July 5, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As a Mi'gmaq entrepreneur and a female in a traditionally male-dominated field, UNB alumna Victoria LaBillois (BA'91, MBA'04) has faced more than her share of barriers. Read how Victoria, a fearless leader and changemaker, is creating change in the Spring Summer issue of our digital Alumni News magazine. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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The Fergusson Foundation Grants Program is now accepting applications for 2021-FR and SJ

Fergusson Foundation

Posted: July 5, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Fergusson Foundation, a joint supporter with UNB of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, is now accepting applications for funding from registered charities! The Fergusson Foundation grants program provides financial contributions to Canadian Registered Charities, based in and serving Atlantic Canada. Charities are eligible if their project aligns with one, or more, of the three pillars of the Foundation: general...

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Revitalizing the Wolastoqey Language-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: July 2, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Like many Indigenous people in his generation, Logan Perley is not a fluent speaker of his traditional language. In this short documentary, Logan explores changes required to revitalize traditional language development among younger generations. Revitalizing the Wolastoqey language — Wabanaki Collection About the Wabanaki Collection The Wabanaki Collection, a website run by UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, connects postsecondary educators, grade school teachers, and the general public...

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Returning to Campus Parking Permit Requirements-FR

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: June 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Parking permits are required when parking on campus from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Daily or monthly parking passes are available now for purchase as we transition to returning to campus. Options if you do not have a current permit: •    $42 monthly permit – payment options are UCard, Credit Card, Debit or Cash and are available at the *Security Office between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday. •    $5 day pass – payment...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Calling tips for managing your contacts-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 30, 2021 10:35:00 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 manage your speed dial contacts. Looking to add...

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UNB Alumni story: Understanding the historical context of Indigenous Peoples in Canada-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 30, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Shelley Francis (BN'91) has spent her entire nursing career lifting the voices of Indigenous Peoples, providing non-judgmental, culturally safe, and compassionate care to all citizens. Read her story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Patricia Fradsham -FR

UNB Communications

Posted: June 30, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Patricia (Pat) Fradsham, who passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  After growing up in Marysville on Duke Street, Pat worked for the department of agriculture and then the faculty of law at UNB as a secretary until she retired in 2000. Pat was the past president of both the local chapters of Professional Secretaries International and the Kinettes, as well as a member of the Red Hat Society. She ran a...

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UNB English Language Programme Summer Term Course offerings-FR

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: June 30, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Academic English as a Second Language 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.  AESL 1011 (for Undergraduate students) and AESL 6021 (for Graduate students) will be offered on Tuesdays during Session D: June 30 – August 9, 2021, as will CELP 1001 (non-credit).  These courses are also available to...

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Get IT ready for your return to campus-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 29, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With returning to campus on everyone's mind, it is important to take a few minutes to make sure your computers and devices are ready for the transition back. Follow the guide below to learn which steps to take (A, B or C), plus a few tips and reminders. Reminders for everyone: Watch out for increases in email phishing attacks as we near the fall semester and learn about UNB's free, secure password manager and cybersecurity training. If you are expecting a new Teams desk phone, please keep an...

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Microsoft 365 training workshop recordings available -FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in learning more about Microsoft 365? Did you miss a M365 Monthly Workshop and want to catch up on the training? All M365 monthly workshops are available as recordings on the Microsoft 365 Resources site. You can also find online training and visit the feature showcase to learn more about M365 apps, new features, and tips and tricks. Follow the Microsoft 365 Resources site by clicking the 'Follow' button in the top right corner of the site page to learn more about monthly...

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Just released: Alumni News magazine online-FR and SJ

Alumni Office

Posted: June 29, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB changemakers are everywhere. In this spring/summer 2021 issue of Alumni News, we're highlighting alumni, students and researchers who are transforming communities and the lives of others.  Here are some of the changemakers you'll read about: Krista Carr (BBA'95), CEO of Inclusion Canada, is leading a movement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Mi'gmaq Entrepreneur Victoria LaBillois (BA'91, MBA'04) is breaking down barriers and creating...

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Summer Space Booking Requests for UNB Fredericton-FR

Kaitlyn Cats

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In an effort to keep everyone safe, current Public Health physical distancing requirements are in place and space is limited for booking requests throughout the summer.  Staff and faculty are encouraged to continue to meet via Microsoft Teams whenever possible throughout the summer months. If you require space for an in-person meeting, please continue to reach out to the Central Booking Office at meet@unb.ca or 506-453-3597.  Due to reduced availability, please allow for extra time...

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Reminder: Submit your lab software requests for the fall semester-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in fall 2021 that requires your students to use software not currently available at UNB? New software requests for UNB computer labs must be submitted by Thursday, 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. If you need help completing the software request form, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk at itservicedesk@unb.ca. To request...

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Your Demographic Information-FR and SJ

Jeff Jardine

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Demographic Information will be decommissioned from eServices on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 and transitioned to Colleague Self Service. To update your home or local address, your personal email address and your home or personal cell phone number, go to: MyUNB intranet (https://unbcloud.sharepoint.com/sites/MyUNB)   Navigate to 'I am … faculty' OR 'I am … staff'   Under 'Personal Information' Choose 'Update Contact Information' If you have any questions, please email...

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour meeting on Teams or...

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Land and Sea: The Mi’kmaq Journey -FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


From the deep woods of Nova Scotia to the Smithsonian archives housed in Washington D.C., the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) documented the long journey to protect Mi'kmaq culture for future generations. Land & Sea: The Mi'kmaq Journey — Wabanaki Collection About the Wabanaki Collection The Wabanaki Collection, a website run by UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, connects postsecondary educators, grade school teachers, and the general public with a variety of resources that support...

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Participants needed for UNB Band-Frail Study -FR and SJ

Sarah Kennedy

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNB is looking for participants ages 65+, who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and who have begun to struggle with everyday activities, to take part in the Band-Frail Study.  Participation in this study includes two 45-minute sessions per week for 16 weeks, which will consist of an education and exercise component. Sessions will be led by an experienced Diabetes Educator and a physical...

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SUB Closed Thursday, July 1-FR

Matthew Theriault

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Student Union Building will be closed on Thursday, July 1, for Canada Day. Regular summer building hours will resume on Friday, July 2. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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Two available four-year-old spaces at College Hill Early Learning-FR

Sarah McConnell

Posted: June 28, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


College Hill Early Learning, located on the UNB Fredericton campus, currently has two available spaces in its four-year-old program. This space is available from July 1, 2021- August 31, 2022 for those heading to school in the Fall of 2022. For more information please email chelc@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Sarah McConnell Email Address: chelc@unb.ca

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ITS performing Fredericton campus network maintenance July 5 – August 4-FR

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 25, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


ITS will be performing regular campus network maintenance from 7 – 7:30 a.m. (30 minutes) at various locations on the Fredericton campus between July 5 and Aug. 4, including: Monday, July 5 – The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER Tuesday, July 6 – Kinesiology Building Wednesday, July 7 – NRC Building Thursday, July 8 – Information Technology Centre (ITC) Monday, July 12 – Head Hall (Old Engineering) Tuesday, July 13 – Gillin Hall Wednesday, July 14 –...

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Items being removed from the myUNB portal, eServices and InsideUNB on June 30-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 25, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, June 30, the following items are being removed from the myUNB Portal and eServices as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet. You can get there from unb.ca > UNB Students, Faculty & Staff drop down menu > New MyUNB Intranet. Learn where these links are in the new MyUNB Intranet. myUNB portal Alerts Nursing CASA Launch Menu – Page 2 Select Courses Quick Course Selection Search and Select Advanced Search and Select Registration Quick Tour Add/Drop Selected...

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Peyton Juhnke, UNB Fredericton Valedictorian-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 25, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Peyton Juhnke (BPhil'21), UNB's first Indigenous valedictorian, delivered an inspiring valedictory address to the Class of 2021 at UNB Fredericton's 191st Encaenia. Watch her address at 1:09:54 in the Encaenia video. Listen to Peyton on CBC's The Current's special Class of 2021 episode. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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UNB study recruiting participants for online brain health assessment-FR and SJ

Pascale Michaud

Posted: June 25, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in challenging your memory and attention in a series of cognitive tests? If so, we are currently recruiting participants to help validate an online brain health assessment in French and in English. You can take the test in either French or English. Your participation will involve: •    two online sessions (30 minutes each) taken one week apart •    You will be asked to complete a fluency test once and the Cogniciti Brain Health...

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While school's out for summer, UNB Design Works camps are in session-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New year, new camps! We're excited to add Let's Go Green to our camp lineup this year!   The garden can be an endless source of creativity, inspiration, and wellness for kids. Each week features a different gardening project!   Find a camp date that fits your family's schedule: Ages 6 - 10 June 28 - July 2* (four days) July 12 - 16 July 26 - 30 Aug. 9 - 13 Aug. 23 - 27 * no camp on July 1 Ages 8 – 12 July 5 - 9 July 19 - 23 Aug. 3 - 6 (four days) Aug. 16 - 20...

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UNB Fredericton launches UCard Mobile ID-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: June 24, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the use of UCard Mobile ID on the Fredericton campus for all students, faculty and staff. We are the first campus in Canada to offer university ID on a mobile device. Your university ID, known as the UCard, can be added to Apple Wallet or Google Pay and your iPhones, Apple Watches or Android phones can be used to access campus buildings. While some doors have older readers and are temporarily unable to accept the UCard Mobile...

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Final Call for Nominations for Macaulay-O'Sullivan Awards-FR and SJ

Erin Fyfe

Posted: June 24, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Nominations are invited for the Macaulay-O'Sullivan Administrative Service and Administrative Innovation Awards, recognizing and encouraging innovation in the administration and provision of university services to students, other departments and members of the public. The awards recognize both exceptional administrative service (efforts above and beyond the call of duty) and administrative innovation (development of a new system or service). Complete details of the awards program are...

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13 Moon Healing Drums -FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 24, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 13 Moon Healing Drums were conceptualized as a source of healing for mind, body, heart and spirit to be used during the 13 Moon Teaching sessions of Elder Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley). The artwork on the drums depicts the sacred relationships with ourselves, others and that which surrounds us, which correlate with each moon teaching. These drums will continue to bring healing for all who seek, ask, hear and believe. Niponi Kisuhs (June): Summer Moon teaches us the medicine of ceremonial...

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Call for Nominations for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching-FR and SJ

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: June 24, 2021 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. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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Health Research Conference - Save the date and Call for submissions-FR and SJ

Jon Sensinger and Shelley Doucet

Posted: June 23, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Save the date for a virtual UNB Health Research Conference (HRC), which will take place on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. HRC is a one-day virtual conference to learn about the amazing health research going on at UNB, and to find potential synergies with other groups at UNB across campuses. Contingent on how many people want to participate, we plan to have each team provide a brief oral presentation of one of its projects or an overview of its work, along with a poster session where other members...

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UNB Alumni story: Indigenous languages through illustrations-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 23, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Breana Andrews (BScKin'21) shares her story of creating a book of illustrations dedicated to the learning and preserving of Indigenous languages of groups in Atlantic Canada.  Read her story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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M365 Weekly Highlights: You can now set your out-of-office status from MS Teams-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 23, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can now set your out-of-office status from MS Teams? Setting your out-of-office message just became faster, you can now set your message without leaving MS Teams. Note: Your out-of-office status will also sync with your Outlook calendar. Set your out-of-office status: Select your profile picture,   Select 'Set status message'   Select 'Schedule out of office'  Toggle on 'Turn on automatic replies' Click 'Save' Learn more about...

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Participants needed for UNB Dual Task Gait Online Validity Study-FR

Mike Carroll

Posted: June 23, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology are recruiting individuals aged 65+ with no diagnosed muscle or joint conditions to participate in a research study to validate in-person physical assessments with online versions.  Participation in this study includes one phone call and two 30-minute sessions; one in-person testing appointment in the UNB Kinesiology building, and one appointment done over Zoom or Microsoft teams. The tests that will be assessed will mimic movements...

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Wabanaki History, Rights and Culture -FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, the Wolastoqey, Mi'kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati nations negotiated agreements with the British Crown to establish peaceful co-existence. The first peoples of this land have distinct and inherent rights, cultures and languages that are to be passed from generation to generation. Learn more about the history, rights and culture of the Wabanaki nations in the Wabanaki Collection.  About the Wabanaki Collection The Wabanaki Collection, a website run by...

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Fire Hazard-FR

Don Allen

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On June 21, there was a small fire in the mulch by the Kinesiology building.  It appears that a cigarette was carelessly discarded and landed in the dry mulch which resulted in a fire.  Cigarettes should be extinguished and then discarded in a proper "butt stop."  Summer heat adds to the risk of a fire starting. Your assistance in helping reduce the risk of accidental fire and keeping campus safe is greatly appreciated. Don Allen - Director of Security & Traffic, Fredericton...

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M365 Workshop June 23: New Features in Teams-FR and SJ

Heidi Harding

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This month's workshop will explore new features in Teams, including: Interface updates across Teams Updates to Teams Meeting breakout rooms PowerPoint presentations in Teams New Teams Meeting options and more...   New Features in Teams Wednesday, June 23 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Online: via Teams Meeting Full details are available on the UNB M365 resource site: http://go.unb.ca/m365 Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Heidi Harding Email Address:...

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants-FR and SJ

Narissa Byers

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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Memorial Hall Parking-FR

Oliver Flecknell

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre would like to advise the UNB Fredericton Community that several parking spaces in the parking lot around Memorial Hall will be blocked off for the Summer of 2021.  This closure is necessary to accommodate Design Works Camps drop-offs and pick-ups due to COVID-19 restrictions. The partial closure will take place from June 28 – Sept. 3 and is being done in consultation with and approval of Security & Traffic.  We appreciate your understanding and...

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There is still time to register for classes starting June 30-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 22, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Register now for classes starting next week!  A variety of topics and levels are still available.  Complete a 3-credit hour course in less than six weeks or register anytime for Open Entry online courses and take up to six months to complete! Don't forget about Design Works summer camps for kids! Camps are offered weekly beginning June 28 and run all summer long. Reserve your child's spot today!   Browse our complete list of credit courses, non-credit offerings and summer...

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Changes to NEW UNB login IDs-FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 21, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's current process for creating and assigning NEW login IDs has changed. This change supports UNB's recent Chosen Name and Gender Identity policy and IT security standards. Previously, a UNB login ID was generated using an individual's legal name (ex: Jane Doe – jdoe) but, as of June 22, all NEW faculty, staff and students are assigned a randomly generated, five-character login ID consisting of numbers and letters. For example: a1b2c. As usual, when an IT account is activated, the...

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Self-Service Purchase Order Requisition- LAST TRAINING SESSION-FR and SJ

Nadia Gouws

Posted: June 21, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system, which went live on May 13. The old Web Advisor is being decommissioned on June 18, 2021.   Training sessions are held weekly via Microsoft Teams, WE HAVE ONE LAST TRAINING SESSION LEFT. Contact PROCURE@UNB.ca to register for our last session on June 23, 2021. Session 1 – May 19, 2021, 9 -11 a.m.  Session 2 –...

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Design Works Camps - Let us teach your kids a new skill this summer-FR and SJ

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 21, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Sign up your child to learn a new skill this summer...crocheting! Not only is crocheting a fun hobby for kids that is easy and quick to learn, it teaches valuable skills they can apply in other areas of life.  Learning to crochet helps kids: • Improve hand control and hand-eye coordination. • Express themselves. • Develop their creativity. • Learn self-discipline through patience, practice, endurance and focus. With three awesome camps to choose from, kids will...

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UNB Alumni story: Teaching true and detailed Indigenous history is the first step to changing the perception of our people-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Trey Lewis (BBA'18, BEd'20) shares his story of moving from playing hockey for the Halifax Mooseheads and UNB Reds, to finding his calling in education and teaching Indigenous history. Read his story. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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Path to Green-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 18, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Roll up your sleeves! New Brunswick Public Health is encouraging all eligible New Brunswickers to book an appointment to receive a COVID vaccine. Green is within reach. When 75 per cent of all New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated, New Brunswick Public Health will remove all remaining health and safety restrictions.  Let's all do our part and book an appointment today.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Significance of June 21-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 18, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time to recognize, honour and celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the first peoples of this land.  In New Brunswick, we live and work on the unceded and unsurrendered homelands of the Wolastoqey, Mi'kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. They have lived here and have been caretakers of the land and water since time immemorial. June 21 celebrates the arrival of the summer solstice which represents the beginning of summer and is the longest day and...

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UNB wins national prize for implementation of MS Teams Telephony-FR and SJ

UNB Communications

Posted: June 17, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB recently won a national prize for the implementation of MS Teams Telephony in the 2021 Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) Quality and Productivity (Q&P) awards program. CAUBO recognized the project as a strong enabler of excellence in technology optimization. The university was awarded a cash prize of $2,000 and a commemorative plaque in recognition of this success. The MS Teams Telephony project was implemented by UNB' s Information Technology Services...

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M365 Weekly Highlights - New features for Breakout Rooms in MS Teams -FR and SJ

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 17, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Do you use Breakout Rooms in your Teams meetings?  Wondering what a Breakout Room is?  New features for Breakout Rooms are here!  Breakout Rooms allow a meeting organizer to create separate rooms for meeting attendees for use during class discussions, workshops and more.   You can now:  Create breakout rooms in advance – join your meeting early and create your breakout rooms before anyone else...

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Retirement celebration for Michelle Scott-SJ

Hana Qiu

Posted: June 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Michelle is welcoming a new chapter in her life as of June 30th, and has decided to retire from UNB after 25 years.  Please join us in a zoom call to reminisce/tell a story, say good-bye or congratulations! If anyone would like to contribute to a gift, please contact Jackie.doiron5@gmail.com. You're Invited to Celebrate with the MBA Program on Thursday, June 24 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. ZOOM CALL: https://unbvirtualclasses.zoom.us/j/94124954707 Category: News and Notices Article...

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Students reflect on 2020-21: Yakoub Al Awabdeh shares his experience-FR and SJ

Communications Office

Posted: June 16, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It has been over a year since the University of New Brunswick adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite both the expected and unexpected challenges, students have reached out to spread positivity across our campuses, express gratitude and share their stories. Yakoub Al Awabdeh, a fourth-year finance and accounting student at the Fredericton campus, took time to share his experience navigating the new normal as a co-op student.  "My experience last term was primarily as a co-op student....

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UNB Saint John nursing students deliver Teddy Bear Health Clinics-FR and SJ

Communications Office

Posted: June 16, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Saint John student nurses recently hosted Teddy Bear Health Clinics at two priority neighbourhood elementary schools. Over two days, nursing students facilitated health education sessions at Seaside Park Elementary School and Centennial School for 300 kindergarten and Grade 1 children and their stuffed animals. The initiative was part of the nursing program's pediatric clinical rotation, which provides students with experiential learning opportunities focused on acute and...

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Ordering COVID PPE supplies-FR

UNB Communications

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At the beginning of the pandemic, UNB generated a centralized supply of COVID-19 personal protection equipment (PPE). Once the centralized stock is depleted, it will be the responsibility of each unit to buy and pay for their PPE supplies from an approved list.  This approved list is intended to reduce waste, minimize costs and to ensure adequate supplies of in-demand products.    UNB will not reimburse individual expense claims for COVID-19 related PPE while supplies are...

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Call for Submissions: UNB Teaching Innovation Award-FR and SJ

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for the UNB Teaching Innovation Award is Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. 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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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants

Narissa Byers

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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UNB English Language Programme Summer Term Course offerings

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:22:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Academic English as a Second Language 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) will be offered on Tuesdays from July 6 to August 3, 2021.  These courses are also available to the...

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UNB Design Works Camps - Book your child's summer experience now

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:21:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Don't miss out on the great summer camp experiences we've planned for your kids!  Our camps are designed to be fun and help kids to: • build friendships and social skills • develop resiliency and confidence • carve time for 'active play' From Arts & Crafts to Gardening to Theatre & Fashion, we've got something of interest for everyone!  Take a peek at our featured camp: Behind the Scenes June 28 – July 2 (ages 8 – 12) – four days July 5 – 9...

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Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads An Exhibition of Canadian Quilt and Fibre Art

Lori Quick

Posted: June 15, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to join it live and virtually for the final exhibit of the spring season. The East and West Galleries will showcase the Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads which features some of the best in contemporary fibre art from across the country. Works present a variety of techniques including quilting, needle painting, felting, and rug hooking as well as hand printing and dyeing. This year's exhibit presents 48 works by 43 outstanding artists is a juried...

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Upcoming changes to NEW UNB login IDs

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 14, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's current process for creating and assigning NEW login IDs is changing. This change supports UNB's recent Chosen Name and Gender Identity policy and IT security standards.    Currently, a UNB login ID is generated using an individual's legal name (ex: Jane Doe – jdoe) but as of June 22, all NEW faculty, staff and students will be assigned a randomly generated, five-character login ID...

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UNB receives $1 million from ACOA for professional sales initiatives

Communications Office

Posted: June 14, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have announced a new collaboration to develop proficiency in professional sales across the region. A $1-million contribution from the Government of Canada, through ACOA, was announced on June 10 at an event at UNB's Grand Hall in Saint John's historic uptown. The funding will support a number of professional sales initiatives that will be based within this building, which has been home to the Saint John...

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Walk-in vaccination clinics available

UNB Communications

Posted: June 14, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick Public Health reported that 74.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,775 people need to receive their first dose to reach the 75 per cent mark, which is necessary to begin loosening pandemic restrictions under the province's Path to Green. Anyone eligible for a vaccine who has not already received their first dose can: Book an appointment online through a Vitalité or Horizon Health Network...

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Exciting changes are coming to APAC 2021

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 14, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Thanks to feedback from our past participants, we're making improvements to this year's online Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see at APAC 2021: • Shorter conference day No matter how engaging the speaker or interesting the topic, we recognize it is tough to be online for a full day. APAC 2021 will feature two half-days of keynote and breakout session speakers. Join us for one or both mornings! • Longer keynote sessions Keynote...

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Class Lists and Class Mail for Faculty now available from the MyUNB Intranet

Heather A. Ongo

Posted: June 11, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Course instructors can now view their course assignments, class lists, and email their full class or individual students with My Courses, newly added to Self Service and accessible via the MyUNB Intranet.  Go to > MyUNB Intranet > I am ... Faculty > Course Management > My Courses. Learn about My Courses by visiting MyUNB Intranet> I am...Faculty or Staff > Information on > Using Colleague Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at: 506-457-2222...

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Reminder - Nominations Invited for Macaulay-O'Sullivan Awards

Erin Fyfe

Posted: June 11, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Nominations are invited for the Macaulay-O'Sullivan Administrative Service and Administrative Innovation Awards, recognizing and encouraging innovation in the administration and provision of university services to students, other departments and members of the public. The awards recognize both exceptional administrative service (efforts above and beyond the call of duty) and administrative innovation (development of a new system or service).  Complete details of the awards program are...

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FA/CPR Blended Training

Kim Perry

Posted: June 11, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Environmental Health and Safety Office is hosting a 'Workplace Standard First Aid/CPR' blended learning training for UNB employees on July 12 and July 13, which will certify you in First Aid/CPR for a three-year period providing you complete the annual online refresher. The training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 – 5 p.m.  Blended learning for FA/CPR means first complete the online, then attend one of the four-hour in-person sessions. Please email EHS...

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Self Service Purchase Order Requisition Training Sessions UPDATE

Nadia Gouws

Posted: June 11, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system, which went live on May 13. The old Web Advisor will be decommissioned by June 18, 2021.   Training sessions are held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times.  Contact PROCURE@UNB.ca to register for your preferred date        Session 1 – May 19, 2021, 9 -11 a.m.  Session 2 –...

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Ordering COVID PPE supplies

UNB Communications

Posted: June 10, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At the beginning of the pandemic, UNB generated a centralized supply of COVID-19 personal protection equipment (PPE). Once the centralized stock is depleted, it will be the responsibility of each unit to buy and pay for their PPE supplies from an approved list.  This approved list is intended to reduce waste, minimize costs and to ensure adequate supplies of in-demand products.    UNB will not reimburse individual expense claims for COVID-19 related PPE while supplies are...

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Support for Electronic Theses and Dissertations at UNB Libraries

Rob Glencross

Posted: June 10, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Libraries, in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), offers support to graduate students who are preparing their electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). As such, we are pleased to announce a new website dedicated to providing tips and tools for students as they prepare final copies of their work. lib.unb.ca/etd The website includes templates that facilitate adherence to regulations and guidelines for ETD submission, a FAQ which addresses the most common issues students...

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MyUNB Intranet Workshop: June 15

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 10, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in learning more about the new MyUNB Intranet? Join us for a live virtual workshop, where you'll learn about: Navigating the Intranet Useful features and pages Search tools And more! The workshop will be held in Teams Meetings, with no registration required. Simply click on the meeting link at your preferred date and time and join us for an in-depth tour. This workshop will be recorded and made available online for later viewing. Tuesday, June 15 1:30 – 2:30 p.m....

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Upcoming hybrid in-person/online consultation sessions to discuss senior administrative structure at UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


To help us explore the possibility of adjusting our senior administrative structure at UNB, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first of many hybrid (in-person/online)engagement, consultation and feedback sessions.  After receiving much feedback, we've been able to modify the two engagement sessions this week to a hybrid model. Up to 40 people are able to participate in the in-person portion of the forum, following COVID-19 requirements. There will also be a...

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Items being removed from the myUNB portal, eServices and InsideUNB on June 14

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On June 14, the following items are being removed from the myUNB Portal and eServices as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet. You can get there from unb.ca > UNB Students, Faculty & Staff drop down menu > New MyUNB Intranet.   Learn where these links are in the new MyUNB Intranet.   myUNB portal Request Tracking eServices Student Personal  Change my Password Change Challenge Q&A Email Set your Display Name Set your Email Address Select Primary Email...

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Participants needed for UNB Band-Frail Study

Sarah Kennedy

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNB is looking for participants ages 65+, who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and who have begun to struggle with everyday activities, to take part in the Band-Frail Study.  Participation in this study includes two 45-minute sessions per week for 16 weeks, which will consist of an education and exercise component. Sessions will be led by an experienced Diabetes Educator and a physical...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Hard Mute in MS Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:35:00 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? 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 Mute must be set for each meeting; you can do this before or after the meeting...

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Read about all five funded UNB projects and their teams

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). UNB researchers received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities. Over the last few months, we've been working with the successful teams to share their projects on the Research blog; you can find all the stories here: Dr. Tracey Rickards, faculty of nursing, received more than $1.5...

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NB-IRDT reports examine post-secondary graduate retention in province

UNB Communications

Posted: June 9, 2021 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Two new reports from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick have revealed that a majority of post-secondary graduates from New Brunswick remain in the province after they complete their programs. The reports found that almost 70 per cent of New Brunswick university graduates and more than 90 per cent of community college graduates are still in New Brunswick a year after graduation. About 35 per cent of students from...

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UNB Virtual Health Research Conference (HRC)

Shelley Doucet

Posted: June 8, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A virtual UNB Health Research Conference (HRC) will take place sometime in mid-August or late September 2021. Please fill out our doodle poll by June 18, 2021 to help us choose the best date.  Here are some preliminary details: What: One-day virtual conference to learn about the amazing health research going on at UNB, and to find potential synergies with other groups at UNB across both campuses. Contingent on how many people want to participate, we plan to have each team provide a brief...

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Office of the Registrar - Counter Service

Rebecca Gray

Posted: June 8, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Registrar, on the Saint John campus, will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Rebecca Gray Email Address: grayr@unb.ca

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Self Service Instant Enrollment - Update

Kim Bishop Kendrick

Posted: June 8, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, UNB's College of Extended Learning has implemented the new version of Instant Enrollment, which allows individuals to register for their non-credit courses and pay using their credit card. The link will appear on staff and student portals under the name 'Non-Credit Course Registration' and under the Self Service Academic hat icon. The new registration module is scheduled to go live on June 9, 2021. Please contact extend@unb.ca, if you have any...

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Stay safe during a heat alert

UNB Communications

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There are steps we can take to help reduce the impact of heat throughout the day. If you are suffering any symptoms of heat-related illnesses, please discuss the next steps to take with your supervisor.  If you cannot reach your supervisor, or if you require assistance, please contact UNB Security or use the UNBSafe app. Call 911 if you need immediate medical attention.  UNB Fredericton Security: 506-453-4830 UNB Saint John Security: 506-648-5675 New Brunswick Public Health...

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will fund 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. The fellowships will be distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is highly competitive with only the best and brightest – 'an elite group of research trainees who...

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Self-Service Purchase Order Requisition Training Sessions UPDATE

Nadia Gouws

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system, which went live on May 13.  Training sessions are held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times.  Contact PROCURE@UNB.ca to register for your preferred date    Session 1 – May 19, 9 - 11 a.m.  Session 2 – May 25, 9 -11 a.m.  Session 3 – June 4, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Session 4...

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants

Narissa Byers

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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Plan your summer today with Design Works Camps for Kids!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Give your children a memorable experience this summer! Sign them up for a Design Works Camp! With 50 camps to choose from, there is something for every child, no matter what interest. Best of all, our commitment to you is Peace of Mind. We are doing everything in our power to keep our campers safe and happy. See our website to learn more about the steps we are taking. Summer 2021 Camps: • Ages 6 – 10 • Ages 8 – 12 Arts & Crafts • Awesome Painting & Drawing...

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Large wooden table for departmental purchase

Lauren Caravan

Posted: June 7, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University Secretariat has a solid pine table, which it is offering for internal departmental purchase; its measurements are 8' x 29' 1/2 ". Please contact Lauren Caravan, Executive Assistant for purchase details - laurenm@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lauren Caravan Email Address: laurenm@unb.ca

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: June 4, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature Methodological Focus: 'Makin' it Work: Exploring Research Innovations at NB Social Pediatrics.'               Dr. Sarah Gander, Pediatrician, Co-lead for the NB Social Pediatrics Research Program, will explore the ever-changing landscape of clinical research during unforeseen and anticipated changes (i.e., qualitative interview...

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Hey, are you OK? It’s OK not to be OK

Student Services

Posted: June 4, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB has collaborated with the Saint John Suicide Prevention Committee and the Maddy Murphy Foundation to install a sign on campus to raise awareness of the 24-hour Saint John Mental Health Crisis Line. The sign is one of a number of signs that have been installed around the city which have been produced by the Maddy Murphy Memorial Foundation. If you are struggling with your mental health or are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out for support. UNB's Employee and Family Assistance Plan...

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Fire Drills

Kim Perry

Posted: June 4, 2021 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty are asked to share the following Fire Drill instructions with undergraduate and graduate students at the beginning of class. 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 web).  Please familiarize...

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FA/CPR Training

Kim Perry

Posted: June 4, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Environmental Health and Safety Office is hosting a 'Workplace Standard First Aid/CPR' blended learning training for UNB employees on July 12 and July 13 - certifying you in First Aid/CPR for a three-year period, providing you complete the annual online refresher. The training is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 – 5 p.m.  Blended learning FA/CPR means first complete the online, then attend one of the four hour in-person sessions. Please email EHS (safety@unb.ca)...

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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Communications Office

Posted: June 3, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us in celebrating the Class of 2021. Don't miss the UNB Associated Alumni's virtual toast to the graduates on Friday, June 4. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters are encouraged to tune in and post messages of congratulations to all graduates! June 4 at 3 p.m. - UNB Fredericton graduates June 4 at 5 p.m. - UNB Saint John graduates And tune in Saturday, June 5 to watch UNB's graduation ceremonies.  Details for the events are located on the graduation website, and you can...

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments available in Fredericton

UNB Communications

Posted: June 3, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick will begin to loosen health and safety restrictions based on 75 per cent vaccination rate of all eligible individuals receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. New Brunswick Public Health encourages anyone who has not yet received their first dose to book an appointment online through participating pharmacies or Horizon Health Network and Vitalité clinics.  The vaccine clinic at Brookside Mall, 435 Brookside Dr., has many openings available.  Friday, June...

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Nominations Invited for Macaulay-O'Sullivan Awards

Erin Fyfe

Posted: June 3, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Nominations are invited for the Macaulay-O'Sullivan Administrative Service and Administrative Innovation Awards, recognizing and encouraging innovation in the administration and provision of university services to students, other departments and members of the public. The awards recognize both exceptional administrative service (efforts above and beyond the call of duty) and administrative innovation (development of a new system or service).  Complete details of the awards program are...

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Graduates will be able to obtain a complete list of the Class of 2021

Communications Office

Posted: June 2, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At a typical in-person graduation ceremony, each person attending the event receives a program. Most graduates, and their loved ones, hold on to the program as a keepsake.  Even though UNB is hosting virtual ceremonies, graduates can still have that memento.  A newspaper supplement listing graduates will be included in the June 5th editions of both the Telegraph Journal and Daily Gleaner.  As well, you will be able to download a PDF file directly from the graduation...

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UNB Tender Extension of Computers, Monitors and Peripherals

ITS Procurement

Posted: June 2, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce the recent extension of UNB's tender agreement for the supply and delivery of computers and monitors: Computers and Monitors: BrunNet Inc. (HP systems) - extended until Dec 7, 2021. For a complete list of vendors, and to obtain quotes, visit the UNB Buyer's Guide. If you have any questions, please contact ITS Procurement at itsorder@unb.ca. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: ITS Procurement Email...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Make scheduling easier

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 2, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Are you looking for ways to spend less time on scheduling? M365 has you covered with FindTime for Outlook and Bookings. What is FindTime? FindTime is a free Microsoft scheduling tool that installs directly into Outlook and allows you to quickly and easily insert a poll to find a meeting time that works for everyone (like Doodle Polls). FindTime will also check Outlook's Scheduling Assistant to make sure that the times you propose aren't already filled in your...

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Linda Moore is retiring from the Faculty of Law

Law Dean

Posted: June 2, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After 15 years at UNB, and eight years with the Faculty of Law, Linda Moore has decided to retire!  Her last day 'in the office' will be Wednesday, June 16. Linda always has a smile and a kind word for students, faculty and staff and her dedication to our students has been tremendous. The Faculty will not be the same without her and she will be missed immensely! Although we cannot physically be together, I'm sure that Linda (linda.moore@unb.ca) would welcome best wishes as she...

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You’re invited to the Associated Alumni graduation toast

Communications Office

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni is excited to celebrate spring 2021 graduates through virtual toasts on Friday, June 4, 2021. Get your toasting beverage of choice ready and tune into UNB Young Alumni on Facebook for your special five-minute live stream toast delivered by a member of the #ProudlyUNB alumni family. We encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to tune in and post your messages of congratulations to all graduates! Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page to be notified...

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will fund 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. The fellowships will be distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is highly competitive with only the best and brightest – 'an elite group of research trainees who...

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Participants needed for UNB Band-Frail Study

Sarah Kennedy

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in helping advance exercise and diabetes research in New Brunswick?  UNB is looking for participants ages 65+, who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and who have begun to struggle with everyday activities, to take part in the Band-Frail Study.  Participation in this study includes two 45-minute sessions per week for 16 weeks, which will consist of an education and exercise component. Sessions will be led by an experienced Diabetes Educator and a physical...

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MyUNB Intranet Workshops: June 2 and 15

IT Service Desk

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in learning more about the new MyUNB Intranet?   Join us for a live virtual workshop, where you'll learn about:  Navigating the Intranet  Useful features and pages  Search tools  And more!  Workshops will be held in Teams Meetings, with no registration required. Simply click on the meeting link at your preferred date and time and join us for an in-depth tour.   Wednesday, June...

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MBA students help launch one of Fredericton's newest start-ups during the pandemic

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Experiential learning and industry partnerships at UNB provide value on many levels! Thanks to our partnership with Planet Hatch and its Accelerator program, over the past year students in the Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship class, taught by David Foord, worked with entrepreneurs to help them launch their start-ups. Two of our MBA students, Ada Brzezicki and Preshith Luc Bosco, helped write the business plan that launched Fredericton based Disinfectre Electrostatic Services....

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Nicki MacPherson (BN’14, BScKin'14) chooses to use her skills to provide care and education for students at UNB

Alumni Office

Posted: June 1, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB alumna Nicki MacPherson (BN'14, BScKin'14) is a registered nurse who currently works at the UNB Student Health Centre on the Fredericton campus and has been instrumental in the COVID-19 student-isolation project since the pandemic began. She took a moment to talk to us about her journey to get here and what it means to her to support students.  Read the Q&A. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Wondering how to view the Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies?

Communications Office

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Don't miss watching this year's graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5! UNB Fredericton will hold four ceremonies – 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., while UNB Saint John's ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Check out the graduation website for details on what degrees will be awarded at each ceremony. You can view the ceremonies at the graduation website, and on UNB Fredericton and UNB Saint John's Facebook pages. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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United Nations Education for Sustainable Development Talk

Catherine Foster

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Education & Mi'Kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre present, 'United Nations Education for Sustainable Development Talk' with Mr. Alexander Leicht, Chief of Education for Sustainable Development Sector and Dr. Juan Rodriguez, Assistant Professor Faculty of Education, Mi'Kmaq Wolastoqey Centre, UNB.   Thursday, June 17, 2021 LOCATION: Online Event via Zoom TIME: 7 - 7:30 a.m. (Atlantic Time) REGISTRATION: https://tinyurl.com/UN-SustainableDev QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Juan Rodriguez,...

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UNB senior teaching associate’s case study placed tenth on best sellers list

UNB Communications

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A University of New Brunswick teaching associate's case study, What Business is Zara in? was a best-seller this year through its Canadian distributor Ivey Publishing. Daniel Doiron teaches at UNB Saint John in the faculty of business and has a passion for writing case studies. In his undergraduate and graduate courses, he uses case studies as an experiential education tool to give students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. This is the fifth case...

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Self Service Purchase Order Requisition Training Sessions UPDATE

Nadia Gouws

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system, which went live on May 13, 2021. The old Web Advisor will be decommissioned by June 18, 2021.      Training sessions are held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times.  Session 1 – May 19, 2021, 9 -11 a.m. Session 2 – May 25, 2021, 9 -11 a.m.  Session 3 – June 4, 2021, 9 -11...

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Eleanor Curtis Retirement Announcement

Susan Smith

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After 20+ years with UNB, Eleanor Curtis is retiring at the end of June. She will be taking some well-earned vacation during June making her last official workday Friday, June 4. Eleanor joined UNB in October 2000 and spent her first seven years working in Financial Services. In August 2007, she joined the Resource Planning & Budgeting team as a Budget Analyst. As one of the original team members at Resource Planning and Budgeting, Eleanor has been a huge influence on both the team and our...

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2021 Central Heating Plant Steam Shutdown Reminder - Next Week

Tom Gilmore

Posted: May 31, 2021 10:24:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This notice shall serve as reminder that the 2021 Central Heating Plant Shutdown shall begin at 00:01 hours on June 6, 2021, continuing through to 24:00 hours on June 10, 2021. 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, June 10 2021. The shutdown is necessary in order to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during shutdown. We recognize the uncertainty...

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Fire Drill Instructions

Kim Perry

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please announce the following instructions to your undergraduate and graduate students at the beginning of class: 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 web at...

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MyUNB Intranet Workshops: June 2 and 15

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in learning more about the new MyUNB Intranet?   Join us for a live virtual workshop, where you'll learn about:  Navigating the Intranet  Useful features and pages  Search tools  And more!  Workshops will be held in Teams Meetings, with no registration required. Simply click on the meeting link at your preferred date and time and join us for an in-depth tour.   Wednesday,...

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Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) creates her path as a nurse practitioner and healthcare researcher

Alumni Office

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Jennifer Splane (BSc'11, BN'15) is a current MN.ANP candidate and soon-to-be three time UNB alumna. She recently defended her thesis "Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare: Exploring the Practices and Needs of Care Providers" and takes a moment to share why she is passionate about healthcare. Read our Q&A with Jennifer. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Alumni Office Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Students reflect on 2020-21: Logan Cook shares his experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 2020-21 academic year has been different in many ways and all members of the UNB community have had to take steps to adapt to a new way of working and learning. Second-year political science student, Logan Cook, took time to share his experience during the 2020-21 academic year. "As with most students in the fall, the transition to online courses was a shock. Overall, my experience was good as I had professors that helped me achieve my full potential even in these odd and unpredictable...

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Procurement Service managing Shredding Contract

Julie Hynes

Posted: May 28, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Through the Interuniversity Services Inc. buying group UNB has an existing contract for shredding services with Shred-It. The Records Management & Privacy Office within the University Secretariat has been managing many of the services related to shredding on campus. Effective immediately the Procurement Branch will be managing this contract. Please reach out to procure@unb.ca or Jeff Parkinson at 506-458-7198 for all shredding related inquiries such as changes to existing services or...

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Summer Work on Fredericton campus

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: May 27, 2021 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning & Operations (CP&O) would like to advise that its busy construction season has begun on campus.  The projects, interior and exterior, include but are not limited to masonry, roofing, steps, energy projects and renovations.  There will be multiple projects in the IUC Central core area, please use caution when walking or driving in this area. Signage and barricades will be in place where required.   If you have any question, please contact CP&O work control at...

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From Colonel Tucker’s to the Whitebone Pizzeria, space is home to many fond memories for UNBSJ alumni

Alumni Office

Posted: May 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


It's Friday evening and live music bounces off the walls of the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre, as students unwind after a day of classes and take the stage for open mic night. Friends gather over games of bubble hockey, while decks of cards lay across tables from the afternoon's many rounds of 45s. That's what a day in the life of the infamous Colonel Tucker's Bar looked like for many UNB Saint John alumni in the late 90s and 2000s, and throughout the years the space was home to many other...

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UNB Merit Awards for 2020-21 announced

Trina Quinlan

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:46:00 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 on the basis of recommendations from faculty, deans, Executive Director of the College of Extended Learning, Vice-President Academic (Fredericton) and Vice-President Saint John. Congratulations to the 2020-21 Merit Award recipients who continue to propel UNB's progress as an academic community...

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MyUNB Intranet – Recommended for You

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Available on the MyUNB Intranet home page and role pages, the 'Recommended for You' and 'News Recommended for Me' sections show content most likely to be useful to you, based on previous content you and your closest colleagues have viewed. Watch this quick video to learn more. Watch our other MyUNB Intranet videos: Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet The Waffle Menu  Role Pages SharePoint Navigation Bar Searching the Intranet Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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A toast to the UNB Spring Class of 2021

Alumni Office

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni is excited to celebrate the UNB Spring Class of 2021 through a virtual champagne toast on Friday, June 4 at 3 p.m. (Fredericton) and 5 p.m. (Saint John). Get your toasting beverage of choice ready and tune into the UNB Young Alumni Facebook page for a special live stream toast, delivered by a member of the #ProudlyUNB alumni family, and help us celebrate UNB's newest graduates! Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page to be notified of when we go live.   Learn more...

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UNB study recruiting participants for online brain health assessment

Pascale Michaud

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in challenging your memory and attention in a series of cognitive tests? We are currently recruiting participants to help validate an online brain health assessment in French and in English. You can take the test in either French or English. Your participation will involve: •    two online sessions (30-minutes each) taken one week apart •    You will be asked to complete a fluency test once and the Cogniciti Brain Health Assessment...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature Methodological Focus: 'Makin' it Work: Exploring Research Innovations at NB Social Pediatrics.'               Dr. Sarah Gander, Pediatrician, Co-lead for the NB Social Pediatrics Research Program, will explore the ever-changing landscape of clinical research during unforeseen and anticipated changes (i.e., qualitative interview...

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UNB aligns with National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

Communications Office

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting student mental health by aligning with the National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. The National Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines to help post-secondary institutions across Canada support the mental health and well-being of their students. The guidelines were established after significant consultation by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Standards Association. These guidelines...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Tips for OneDrive

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Do you use OneDrive regularly to store your files?  Or are you just getting started with OneDrive?  Let's look at a few tips that will provide a smoother experience.  OneDrive is a popular tool in the M365 toolkit – providing everyone at UNB with five terabytes of storage space.  It is a great place to store your files but if you leave the university, any files you have saved will be lost.  Any files that other people rely on...

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Students reflect on 2020-21: A computer science student shares experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 26, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This past year has been a new experience for the entire UNB community. Alternative delivery methods have created a different academic experience for all of the university community. Students have taken time to reflect on the academic year and share their experiences adjusting to online learning. "My overall experience with online delivery method has been great," says a computer science student. "The ability to have recorded sessions allows me to listen to lectures a second time and to take...

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Reminder: Submit your lab software requests for the fall semester

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in fall 2021 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. If you need help completing the software request form, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk at itservicedesk@unb.ca. To request changes to...

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UNB will award professor emeritus rankings and a posthumous honorary degree at graduation ceremonies

Communications Office

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB, graduation is a time of celebration.  It is an opportunity for the university and community to celebrate the achievements of over 1,600 students who will receive their diplomas at the Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies. In addition, during UNB Fredericton's ceremonies, Drs. Liuchen Chang, Ross Leckie, Marc Milner and Jon Douglas Willms will receive the ranking of Professor Emeritus. At the UNB Saint John ceremony, a posthumous honorary degree will be awarded to Laurie...

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UNB Counselling Services: Scope of Service

Communications Office

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Supporting the mental health and well-being of students is a priority at UNB.  In late 2019, UNB set up a Student Mental Health Task Force which has worked to consider the needs of student mental health and well-being, based on the latest research and best practices.  As part of this work, a Scope of Service has been published. The aim is to provide a clear understanding of what UNB can provide with regard to supporting students' mental health and well-being.  UNB Counselling...

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Language and Personality Study - Seeking Participants

Narissa Byers

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Language Development Laboratory is seeking native English speakers (i.e., English was the first language learned from birth at home with family) aged 18-35, with no history of learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), language disorders (e.g., stuttering), neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, stroke), or psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADD/ADHD, depression, schizophrenia) for a study examining language and personality traits. Participation will include a roughly two-hour long meeting on Teams...

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Upcoming workshop - Creating Space: Building Positive Spaces at UNB

Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., a two-hour online workshop will be offered to the UNB community to support the implementation of the new chosen name and gender identity policy. The workshop will provide opportunities to ask questions related to the new policy and will further educate UNB faculty, staff and students who wish to support members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in creating safer, welcoming, and barrier-free environments and services. Participants will leave...

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Self Service Purchase Order Requisition Training Sessions UPDATE

Nadia Gouws

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system and the old Web Advisor will be decommissioned by June 18, 2021.  This is a reminder of the training sessions that are being held in the upcoming weeks. PLEASE EMAIL PROCURE@UNB.CA TO BOOK YOUR TRAINING SESSION WITH US    Training sessions will be held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times.    Session...

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Professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc'02) takes on his next big adventure

Alumni Office

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick may not be surrounded by the towering mountains and snow-packed slopes that are home to our western provinces, but it was exactly here that professional backcountry snowboarder Geoff Brown (BSc'02) first caught a glimpse of the sport that has since fueled his dreams and passion. Now after an exhilarating two-decade-long career as a professional backcountry snowboarder, Geoff is preparing to hang up his board and take on his next big challenge – medical school. Read more...

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M365 Workshop May 26: Spotlight on Search

M365 Outreach

Posted: May 21, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This month's workshop will explore the power of searching in M365, including:  Getting the most from your Outlook Web App (OWA) search  SharePoint Search  Teams Search  Searching in the UNB Intranet    M365 Spotlight on Search  Wednesday, May 26  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Online: via Teams Meeting  Full details are available on the UNB M365 resource...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: May 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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UNB students explore the impact of the pandemic on active and public transportation among vulnerable populations

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 21, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Ten students from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have completed a report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted access to both active and public transportation for the city's most vulnerable populations. "Moving through the city: Grassroots experiences with active and public transportation in Saint John during the COVID-19 pandemic" was completed as an experiential learning requirement for a fourth-year political science course taught by Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz...

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UNB Fredericton COVID update

UNB Communications

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We have learned that members of our community may have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at UNB Fredericton. This exposure is not related to the Magee House outbreak. UNB is working with New Brunswick Public Health and is taking all guidance and direction from them.  If you were in the Residence Administration Building on May 11 and May 12 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should self-monitor for 14 days from that date...

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UNB’s Saint John campus achieves silver sustainability rating

UNB Communications

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus has been awarded a silver rating for its sustainability programs and practices. This is the first year UNB Saint John submitted data to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program run by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a self-reporting tool that assesses the sustainability of an institution's practices within academics, engagement,...

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UNB alumni recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2021 Top 50 CEO Awards

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Eleven University of New Brunswick alumni were recently named to Atlantic Business Magazine's 2021 Top 50 CEOs list. Congratulations to these inspiring leaders who are making a positive impact on their organizations and our region. Read more about the alumni winners. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Alumni Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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OHS Information Sessions - Register today

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:31:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There's still time to register for Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) information sessions on Wednesday, May 26.  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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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Arvid Landva

UNB Communications

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Arvid Landva, who passed away on May 4, 2021.  Born in Drammen, Norway, Arvid moved to Canada in 1964 and relocated to Fredericton in 1965 to become the resident engineer for the construction of the Mactaquac Dam. He then began teaching in the department of civil engineering at UNB in 1968, retiring in 1995. Following retirement, he held various consulting positions with several local firms until his...

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UNB launches new supports for industry innovation, research partnerships

UNB Communications

Posted: May 20, 2021 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick has announced a new initiative supporting innovation, commercialization and partnership activities thanks to support from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and also made possible with leveraging support from The Molson Foundation. The Fulcrum Initiative is part of the institution's ongoing implementation of UNB Toward 2030, a strategic vision that includes an emphasis on intensifying the positive impact of...

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Protect your privacy by sharing your OneDrive files safely

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 19, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


OneDrive is an easy and convenient way to store and share your files, but it's important to choose the right sharing option to protect your privacy. By default, OneDrive files are only visible to you; however, as soon as you start to share them, you increase the number of people who can find, view and edit your files. This extends to searches. When someone does a search from the MyUNB Intranet, SharePoint app or the M365 dashboard, shared OneDrive files may be included in search results...

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Fiscal Year End

Krista Dixon

Posted: May 19, 2021 10:39:00 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 2021. 2. Original invoices covering the delivery of goods and/or services dated April 30, 2021, or earlier. 3. Travel Expense forms covering travel completed up to the end of April 2021. 4. Receipts for personal reimbursements incurred up to the end of April 2021. 5. Any other requests for transfers and...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Merging Teams Calls

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 19, 2021 10:32:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Looking for a way to merge multiple calls? In Teams, you can now combine an existing call with a new call or an incoming call. Merge an existing call with a new call: While on a call, place new call (the first call will automatically be put on hold). After the new call connects, Select '…' (more actions button). Select 'Call merge.' Select 'Merge.' Merge an existing call with an incoming call: Accept incoming call. The first call will automatically be put...

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SUB Closed Monday, May 24

Matthew Theriault

Posted: May 19, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Student Union Building will be closed on Monday, May 24 for the Victoria Day Holiday. Regular summer building hours will resume on Tuesday, May 25. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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Review of Assistant Vice-President Academic (Partnerships) – request for feedback – REMINDER

Trina Calhoun

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff of the Fredericton campus: Dr. John Kershaw's term as Assistant Vice-President Academic (Partnerships) [AVPA(P)] ends on June 30, 2021.  A review/search advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend an appointment with effect from July 1, 2021.  The Review/Search Advisory Committee is comprised as follows: Kathy Wilson             Chair, Acting Vice-President...

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MyUNB Intranet – Search Bar

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Need to find a UNB file, person or site quickly? The MyUNB Intranet search bar shows you results from everything you have access to across the entire Intranet. Simply type in a name, keyword or part of a title and the search will do the rest. Watch this quick video to learn more. Watch our other MyUNB Intranet videos:  Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet The Waffle Menu  Role Pages SharePoint Navigation Bar  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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Upcoming workshop - Creating Space: Building Positive Spaces at UNB

Human Rights and Positive Environment Office of UNB

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., a two-hour online workshop will be offered to the UNB community to support the implementation of the new chosen name and gender identity policy. The workshop will provide opportunities to ask questions related to the new policy and will further educate UNB faculty, staff and students who wish to support members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in creating safer, welcoming, and barrier-free environments and services. Participants will leave...

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Reminder-Call for Nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Vice-President (Research) is currently accepting nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation. This fellowship is open to researchers who are committed to commercializing/implementing new products and/or finding solutions to innovation problems. They will receive highly specialized training opportunities to ensure a successful career within the combined areas of academia and industry. McCain Fellows will be expected to undertake an industry-relevant...

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Reminder-Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will fund 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. The fellowships will be distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is highly competitive with only the best and brightest – 'an elite group of research trainees who...

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next meeting of QUEST-SJ will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, from 3 - 4 p.m. This session will feature Methodological Focus: 'Makin' it Work: Exploring Research Innovations at NB Social Pediatrics.'               Dr. Sarah Gander, Pediatrician, Co-lead for the NB Social Pediatrics Research Program, will explore the ever-changing landscape of clinical research during unforeseen and anticipated changes (i.e., qualitative interview...

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Students reflect on 2020-21: Sarah Kelly shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 2020-2021 academic year has been a year of adapting to alternative delivery methods, studying from home and connecting with friends and faculty virtually. Third-year bachelor of science student, Sarah Kelly, took time to share her experience of the fall semester. "My experience of the fall term was more positive than expected. I worried about the transition to a new style of learning and, while it had its challenges, I am proud of myself and my peers for powering through and making the...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Dennis Bock

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: May 17, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Novelist and writer Dennis Bock will read from The Good German on Wednesday, May 19 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.   Category:...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

People & Culture

Posted: May 17, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


People & Culture is pleased to offer additional Pre-Retirement sessions. Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  People & Culture want to help you plan for your future.  If you are planning on retiring within the next five years or so, we can guide you through general information regarding group benefits, pension plans and give you a head start on planning for your retirement. We will again be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format.  Please consider...

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Reminder-The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy will support the first of UNB's 'new breed' of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation.  The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will conduct evidence-based research in order to...

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Reminder-The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility will support the first of UNB's 'new breed' of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation.  The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick –...

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Pakkirisamy Sivasubramanian

UNB Communications

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:33:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Pakkirisamy Sivasubramanian (Siva), who passed away on April 21, 2021.  Born in Andimadam, Tamil Nadu, India, Siva received his bachelor of science degree in zoology and chemistry in 1961 and a master of science degree in zoology in 1963 from Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu, India. Following graduation, he worked until 1969 as a scientific officer at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Bombay,...

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In Case You Missed It: M365 Feature Review

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With Microsoft 365 (M365) adding new features all the time it can be easy to miss something useful. To help keep you informed, we've curated a list of recent feature updates. Check out our M365 Feature Review to find tools to help you stay organized, simplify your scheduling, and save time with automation and M365 search. While you're there, learn about new features in Teams Calling and our tips for getting the most out of Teams. You can also visit the M365 resource site for more information...

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Self Service Purchase Order Requisition Training Sessions UPDATE

Nadia Gouws

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system going Live on June 4, 2021.   Training sessions will be held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times.     Session 1 – May 19, from 9 -11 a.m.  Session 2 – May 25, from 9 -11 a.m   Session 3 – June 4, from 9 -11 a.m.  Session 4 – June 9, from 9 -11...

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SR Bootcamp 2021: Writing Systematic Reviews from Beginning to End

Susan Oliver

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Back by popular demand! This fast-paced FREE five-session series will teach you everything you need to know to write a high-quality, publishable systematic review by the end of the summer.  TOPICS: - Developing a protocol and search strategy. - The importance of grey literature and how to find it. - Critical appraisal tools and their application in SRs. - And more! Sessions will be held through Microsoft Teams. For more information or to register, visit...

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New Self Service Purchase Order Requisition going live on May 14th

Nadia Gouws

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As part of the Expand Self Service project, Financial Services has implemented a new, more user-friendly version of the online procurement system and the old Web Advisor will be decommissioned by June 18, 2021.   Many of the previous issues have been corrected with this new version.   Training sessions will be held weekly via Microsoft Teams, see below for dates and times:     Session 1 – May 19, from 9 - 11 a.m.  Session 2 – May 25, from...

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An untraditional path for Joan Kingston (BN’78) where nothing is unattainable

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB alumna Joan Kingston's (BN'78) career pathway as a Registered Nurse is neither linear nor traditional. Rather, it reflects her character and the results of numerous initiatives that not only changed peoples' lives but altered the landscape of their communities so others could thrive. Her career accentuates the power of what being a Registered Nurse means. This story was written and submitted by Dr. Lorna Butler, Dean of UNB's Faculty of Nursing. Read more. Category: News and...

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Nicki MacPherson (BN’14) chooses to use her skills to provide care and education for students at UNB

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Nicki MacPherson (BN'14) is a registered nurse who currently works at the UNB Student Health Centre on the Fredericton campus, and has been instrumental in the COVID-19 student-isolation project since the pandemic began. She took a moment to talk to us about her journey to get here and what it means to her to support students. Read more Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Alumni Email Address: alumni@unb.ca

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Recording of the President’s Awards now available

UNB Communications

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Tuesday, May 11, UNB held the President's Medals, Distinguished Service & Research Scholar Awards. A recording of the virtual ceremony is available at unb.ca/presidentsawards for anyone who could not attend. The President's Medals, Distinguished Service Awards and the University Research Scholars Awards honours current employees, or those who have retired within one calendar year, for their outstanding service to the university over the span of their career. ...

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Mark your calendar for APAC 2021 this November

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 3rd Annual Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) is returning for a two-day virtual conference on November 4 and 5, 2021.  Save the dates and register early because this conference sells out every year! The theme of this year's conference is 'Building Capacity: Improve, Expand, Create' • Improve existing support services. • Expand support services to cover more of the Autism Spectrum. • Create new opportunities to improve the quality of life of Autistic...

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Spring Fundraiser - Scott's Nursery E-Gift Cards

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:27:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The CEL Wellness Committee is participating in a spring fundraising program with Scott's Nursery to raise money for various wellness activities and events that are held throughout the year.   How can you participate? It's easy! When you purchase a Scott's Nursery CEL Wellness electronic gift card, 20 per cent of the e-gift card value will be donated to the CEL Wellness fund. Gift cards are available in denominations of $15 and $30. These special e-gift cards:   • are...

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Submit to The Fiddlehead's Creative Nonfiction Contest

Kelsey Hovey

Posted: May 13, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Fiddlehead's 2021 Creative Nonfiction contest is now open and we're excited to announce that Chelene Knight will be judging this year's submissions! Get your submissions in by the June 1st deadline. There is one prize of $2,000 dollars for best essay! Click here for more information: https://thefiddlehead.ca/contest   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Kelsey Hovey Email Address: Kelsey.Hovey@unb.ca

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Items being removed from the myUNB portal and eServices on May 17

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 12, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Monday, May 17, the following items are being removed from the myUNB Portal and eServices as part of the transition to the new MyUNB Intranet:  myUNB portal My To Dos My Week myUNB Poll Launch menu items: CRM Recruit Cybersecurity Awareness Emergency Notifications ExperienceUNB Purchase Print Credits UCard Online UNB Bookings UNB Libraries eServices Purchase UNB Parking Permit Learn where to find these items in the new MyUNB Intranet. Although it won't be fully ready until...

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UNB study recruiting participants for online brain health assessment

Pascale Michaud

Posted: May 12, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in challenging your memory and attention in a series of cognitive tests? If so, we are currently recruiting participants to help validate an online brain health assessment in French and in English. You can take the test in either French or English. Your participation will involve: •    two online sessions (30 minutes each) taken one week apart. •    You will be asked to complete a fluency test once and the Cogniciti Brain Health...

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Clinical placements set nursing student up for success

UNB Communications

Posted: May 12, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During her studies in the bachelor of nursing program at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Elizabeth Vickers learned more about being a nurse – and herself as a person – than she ever thought possible. Vickers, who will graduate in June, has spent the past four years absorbing the theoretical knowledge required to be a nurse and using it to provide care in real-world settings. "I'm so appreciative of my time at UNB, especially in nursing," she says. "It helped me grow a...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Special considerations for Teams meetings

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 12, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Have you ever wondered what happens when a meeting invitee declines or doesn't attend a Teams meeting?  They may miss the lively discussion, but they won't miss any of the meeting content. Anyone invited to a meeting automatically gains access to all the meeting content including chat, notes, files, recordings, whiteboards and polls. Even if they decline your invite.    What if they shouldn't have access to the meeting...

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Keeping our UNB community safe during COVID-19

Paisley Sibbald

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Keeping our UNB community safe is a shared responsibility. We will 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. It is imperative we continue to follow all Public Health and safety measures on campus.   If you have had contact with a confirmed case or have been asked to self-isolate, you are not permitted on campus. You...

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Virtual Pre-Retirement Sessions

People & Culture

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


People & Culture is pleased to offer additional Pre-Retirement sessions. Retirement can be both exciting and daunting.  People & Culture want to help you plan for your future.  If you are planning on retiring within the next five years or so, we can guide you through general information regarding group benefits, pension plans and give you a head start on planning for your retirement. We will again be holding the Pre-Retirement sessions in a virtual format.  Please consider...

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Students reflect on the 2020-21 academic year: Shaqueilla Seale shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 2020-21 academic year has been a new experience for the entire UNB community. Shaqueilla Seale, a master's student in applied cybersecurity at the Fredericton campus, took time to reflect on the Fall 2020 academic semester as she adapted to a new way of studying. "Fall 2020 was my first semester at UNB and I was a nervous about using alternative delivery methods. I still looked forward to starting my program and I was not disappointed in the quality of the courses I took. The...

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Get tested for COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We can work together to keep each other safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  If you or a member of your household are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you can register to get tested or you can call Tele-Care 811 to make an appointment.  How to register for testing To get tested, complete an online self-assessment or contact Telecare 811 or your healthcare provider. It can take up to 48 hours for a test assessment centre to contact you to schedule an appointment. Please note...

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UNB Print Services is ready for your return to campus

Print Services

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As UNB prepares to return to campus, you may find you need new or updated printed materials. If you or others in your department need business cards, letterhead, course materials, retractable banners, or other printed items, please submit your requests as early as possible. This will help us to effectively plan for and schedule all incoming requests to ensure your printed materials are completed on time. Visit the Print Services website to learn more or submit your order now. Category: News...

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2021 Central Heating Plant Steam Shutdown Reminder - Less than a month away

Tom Gilmore

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This notice shall serve as reminder that the 2021 Central Heating Plant Shutdown shall begin at 00:01 hours on June 6, 2021, continuing through to 24:00 hours on June 10, 2021. 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, June 10 2021. The shutdown is necessary in order to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during shutdown. We recognize the uncertainty...

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Summer at UNB is just a click away!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This summer, check into UNB's online credit course options! Classes start June 1 or sign up for an Open Entry course and start anytime.  You can complete a course in just four weeks! Classes starting June 1: • FR 1015 – Basic French II • HIST 1715 – Looking at the Past • HIST 4606 – Topics in History of Disability • PSYC 1023 – Introduction to Psychology - II • SPAN 1203 – Introductory Spanish I Non-credit professional...

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Ice Machine disposal

Stacey Hines

Posted: May 11, 2021 10:19:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The department of Biological Sciences is disposing of its old ice machine.  The old ice machine is a Hoshizaki make (top kit model no. F450MAH, bin model no. B300PF), and would require a plumbing hookup, water filter, and a service visit to render it functional. It has had several service visits within the past few years, and currently the gear motor is broken (cost to repair $1700+). If your lab has the space and is interested in acquiring the old ice machine, let us know by emailing...

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President's Medal, Distinguished Service and Research Scholar Awards ceremony invitation

President's Office

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You are invited to attend the President's Medal, Distinguished Service & Research Scholar Awards virtual ceremony on Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m.; a recording will be available at a later date for those unable to attend.  The President's Medal, Distinguished Service Awards and the University Research Scholar Awards honour current employees, or those who have retired within one calendar year, for their outstanding service to the university which may include teaching, research,...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Communications

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The graduating class of 2021 has demonstrated great adaptability and determination having completed their final year of studies amidst global uncertainty and the disruption of traditional, in-person learning models – undoubtedly a challenging experience for most if not all UNB students. With another virtual graduation ceremony planned, we want to celebrate our graduates and their many accomplishments as a community. Our ask of you If you have a congratulatory message for our graduating...

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MyUNB Intranet - SharePoint Navigation Bar

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Looking for a quick way to navigate the new MyUNB Intranet?  Use the SharePoint navigation bar to jump to other UNB Intranet sites, news, files specific to you, or back to the home page. Watch this quick video to learn more. Watch our other MyUNB Intranet videos:  Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet  The Waffle Menu  Role Pages Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca

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Download the COVID Alert app

Paisley Sibbald

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The COVID Alert app is secure, reliable and user-friendly and provides an additional tool to help protect yourself and limit the spread of COVID-19. The more people who use the app, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities. Learn more about COVID Alert.  Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Paisley Sibbald Email Address: Paisley.Sibbald@unb.ca

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Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society to host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society

Nancy Day

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, May 12, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus will host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society. This free virtual event is open to the public and will take place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. through Teams. During his lecture, titled "We Have it Here Too: Politics, Identity, Race and the Question of Far-Right Extremism in Atlantic Canada," Dr. David Hofmann will present and discuss the...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Dennis Bock

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Novelist and writer Dennis Bock will read from The Good German on Wednesday, May 19 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.   Category:...

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SAS Software Licenses Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you 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 databases....

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Mourning the passing of retired faculty member Ron MacDonald

UNB Communications

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of retired faculty member Ron MacDonald, who passed away on May 5, 2021.  Born in Moncton, NB, Ron completed a BA at Mount Allison University and an MA at Dalhousie University. He was also chosen to be one of ten Canadians to participate in Crossroads Africa where the group constructed a school in a small village on the Ivory Coast. Ron also attended Pine Hill Divinity Hall Atlantic School of Theology, and he furthered his...

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Last chance to register for the Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session on May 14

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) will help you to: • Increase your opportunity to break into or advance your management career. • Understand yourself as a leader and grow personally and professionally. • Gain the insight you need to facilitate people and processes effectively and efficiently within any organization. • Set yourself apart from the competition. Join us on Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Atlantic for a FREE information session to learn more about...

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This summer, let your child's imagination and creativity flow

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Looking for something to keep the kids active and engaged this summer? Why not sign them up for a Design Works Camp at UNB? We have camps for the budding gardener, amateur photographer, theatre enthusiast, and so much more! Most importantly, our commitment to you is Peace of Mind. At UNB, you can trust that we are doing everything we can to keep our campers safe and happy. Register now and give your child an experience they'll never forget! Summer 2021 Camp Schedule: • Ages 6 – 10...

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You're invited to the 2021-22 Bi-Campus Financial Town Hall

UNB Communications

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a bi-campus virtual conversation with President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, and Vice-President Administration and Finance Karen Cunningham on Wednesday, May 12. Dr. Mazerolle and members of UNB's executive team will provide on update on the 2021-22 operating position and outline UNB's 2021-22 budget and strategy. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. We hope you can join us.  When: Wednesday, May 12 Time: 1:30...

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Election of faculty member at-large to Fredericton Senate

Julie Redstone-Lewis

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Dear faculty members, The deadline for voting in the election of one (1) Fredericton faculty member to fill the one (1) vacant faculty member-at-large position on Fredericton Senate was 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The ballots have now been tabulated and I am pleased to announce that Patricia Evans, faculty of computer science, has been elected to Fredericton Senate. The term of office will be July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024. I invite all members of the campus community to join in...

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Students reflect on Fall 2020: Shauryaa Bhardwaj shares his experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With Winter 2021 term coming to an end, students have taken time to reflect on the academic year so far. Shauryaa Bhardwaj, a bachelor of economics and political science student at the UNB Fredericton campus, shared his experience adjusting to alternative delivery methods within the faculty of arts. "Adjusting to studying remotely was a learning experience and made easier by the support given by my professors, the faculty and other resources available at UNB. It changed how my routine...

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The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility will support the first of UNB's 'new breed' of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation. The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick – especially...

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The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy will support the first of UNB's 'new breed' of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation. The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will conduct evidence-based research in order to affect...

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You're invited to the 2021-22 Bi-Campus Financial Town Hall

UNB Communications

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a bi-campus virtual conversation with President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, and Vice-President Administration and Finance Karen Cunningham on Wednesday, May 12. Dr. Mazerolle and members of UNB's executive team will provide on update on the 2021-22 operating position and outline UNB's 2021-22 budget and strategy. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. We hope you can join us.  When: Wednesday, May 12 Time: 1:30...

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Information Sessions: Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors)

People & Culture

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc benefits? People & Culture has organized information sessions with a representative from the Teladoc program.  These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following MS Teams Virtual information sessions (each session will be the same): May 12, 2021:  1 – 2 p.m. May 13,...

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First aid training at UNBSJ

David Gillespie

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


First aid training dates have been set for the Saint John campus in order to meet academic, research and employment requirements. Training will take place in OH105 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on June 10 and 11. Cost for training will be directed to the responsible department via journal entry. Training is conducted in accordance with approved public health protocols. Workplace/Marine First Aid have an online portion which must be completed prior to attendance, and attendance can be on...

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Upcoming RedShirt application deadline for UNB Fredericton

UNB Student Union Orientation Vice Chair

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Important announcement for UNB faculty and staff: The application deadline for UNB Fredericton students to apply for a RedShirt position for the upcoming Orientation Week is May 31, 2021. It would be greatly appreciated if you could relay this information to your students to ensure that they are aware of this deadline and complete the online application before the end of this month. If you or one of your students would like some more information on what it means to be a RedShirt, please...

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Students reflect on 2020-21: Maria Hernandez shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The 2020-21 academic year has been a different experience for the entire UNB community and students have taken time to reflect on their experience. Students are able to access supports including academic advisors, financial aid, health centres, counselling and library services regardless if they are on campus or studying remotely. Maria Hernandez, a bachelor of environmental management at UNB Fredericton campus, took time to share her fall term experience. "Last semester, my brother and I...

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Do you know a student who would benefit from learning more about leadership studies?

Jessica Bourque

Posted: May 6, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would benefit from 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 complexity. All...

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Review of Assistant Vice-President Academic (Partnerships) - request for feedback

Trina Calhoun

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Faculty and staff of the Fredericton campus: Dr. John Kershaw's term as Assistant Vice-President Academic (Partnerships) [AVPA(P)] ends on June 30, 2021. A review/search advisory committee has been formed as required in Senate regulations to recommend an appointment with effect from July 1, 2021.   The Review/Search Advisory Committee is comprised as follows: Kathy Wilson        Chair, Acting Vice-President Academic (Fredericton) Wayne Albert ...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Mark a message as saved or unread in Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can save or mark a message as unread in Teams? You may want to save or mark a message as unread if it's important, needs follow up, or to reference later.  To save or mark a message as unread: Locate the message you would like to save or mark as unread Hover over the message and select the ellipses (more options) Select 'Save this message' or 'Mark as unread' To view saved messages: Select your profile in the upper right corner Select...

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Free virtual workshop: When Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary?

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Consent requirements must be compliant to ensure timely access and appropriate use of administrative data to inform research. Join us on May 12 for a free virtual training session that will provide an overview of why and when consent is required with respect to administrative data. Learning objectives: Understand why consent is required when accessing and using administrative data for research. Identify when during the research project consent should be obtained. Become familiar with...

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Occupational Health and Safety Information Sessions - May 26

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that can advance your career? The UNB College of Extended Learning can help. Join us on May 26 for free information sessions about our fully online Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training programs and learn how health and safety credentials can boost your professional portfolio and help you become an OHS champion in your department. Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) 5:30 p.m. Atlantic / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Register...

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UNB Board approves Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy

UNB Communications

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


I am pleased to announce the UNB Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy to support all people who choose to work and study at UNB, regardless of their gender expressions or identities.  UNB is committed to provide a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for all members of the UNB community. The implementation of the Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy will help us to create a more inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on UNB campuses and...

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MyUNB Intranet - Role pages

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Looking for services and information specific to your role as a UNB student, faculty or staff member?  Accessed via the 'I am' menu, the role pages in the new MyUNB Intranet provide targeted content and links to help you find what you need most.   Watch this quick video to learn more. Watch our other MyUNB Intranet videos:  Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet The Waffle Menu Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email...

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Virtual UNB Homecoming

UNB Alumni

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Mark July 9 to 11 in your calendars for Virtual UNB Homecoming. Homecoming will look different this year, but we're excited to once again bring together the UNB family, no matter where they are. We are planning a weekend of virtual events, connecting our UNB community with their classmates, faculty, and current students. We are extremely excited to make this a very special and celebratory Homecoming for all, and are looking forward to connecting once again with our alumni.  We encourage...

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Graduate Student Association hosts their 27th Graduate Research Conference virtually

Kaushalya Rathnayake

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7, the UNB Graduate Student Association presents the 27th Annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC). GRC is the largest and long-running graduate event of the graduate community at UNB held each year to allow students to present their research in a supportive environment, gain presentation skills, and develop links with the greater graduate community. This year, the GRC will be held virtually to showcase some of the exciting and diverse research done by...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Communications

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The graduating class of 2021 has demonstrated great adaptability and determination having completed their final year of studies amidst global uncertainty and the disruption of traditional, in-person learning models – undoubtedly a challenging experience for most if not all UNB students. With another virtual graduation ceremony planned, we want to celebrate our graduates and their many accomplishments as a community. Our ask of you If you have a congratulatory message for our graduating...

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Watch: Saint John municipal election candidate forums

UNB Communications

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Urban and Community Studies Institute at UNB hosted a series of forums for students and the wider Saint John community to meet and ask questions of candidates in the upcoming municipal election. If you weren't able to attend, the sessions were recorded.  Ward 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6QE-zL1COMWard 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHXiZkI-8wsWard 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjQtZ-XlUlMWard 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfEKP91gCRgAt-Large:...

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Students reflect on their academic year: Rehnuma Tabassum

Communications Office

Posted: May 4, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Alternative delivery methods have created a unique academic experience and have given students in different countries the opportunity to take UNB courses remotely. Rehnuma Tabassum, a master of applied cybersecurity student at the Fredericton campus, took time to share her experience. "It has always been my dream to pursue a master's degree in North America. Coming from Bangladesh, I was nervous about my journey to UNB, but there is a saying, 'a good impression can work wonders.' I was happy...

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Community support for residents of Magee House and Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Residence

Michelle McNeil

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Over the past few days, we have heard from community members who want to support the students and families living in Magee House and in the Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Residence, currently self-isolating due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Fredericton. Many are in need of food and other essential items, including items and activities for the children living in these residence units. Because access to the residences is restricted, one of the best ways members of the UNB community can help...

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Call for Nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Vice-President (Research) is currently accepting nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation. This fellowship is open to researchers who are committed to commercializing/implementing new products and/or finding solutions to innovation problems. They will receive highly specialized training opportunities to ensure a successful career within the combined areas of academia and industry. McCain Fellows will be expected to undertake an industry-relevant...

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will fund 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. The fellowships will be distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is highly competitive with only the best and brightest – 'an elite group of research trainees who...

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New Student Statement Launched May 1st

Richelle Corey

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Self Service Student Statement launched on Saturday, May1.  The eServices version will no longer be available.  If you had access to the statement in eServices, you will have access to the Self Service version.  From the Self Service tab on the MyUNB portal, select Daily Work and then Student Finance Admin.  You can use either the student's name or Colleague ID number to access.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Richelle Corey Email...

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Last chance to complete the IT Satisfaction Survey

IT Service Desk

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The deadline for faculty and staff to take our short survey to provide input on the technology services offered at UNB is Friday, May 7. Your feedback is important to us. Complete the survey now (it takes less than 10 minutes) and let us know what we can do to make your UNB IT Services even better.  go.unb.ca/techsurvey All responses are anonymous. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca

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UNBSJ - Ganong Hall Water Shutdown on May 4

Angie Robichaud

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:34:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised there will be a temporary water shutdown in Ganong Hall on Tuesday, May 4 for a duration of approximately five hours to preform required maintenance. 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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Mourning the passing of honorary degree recipient Wendy Betts

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of honorary degree recipient Wendy Betts, who passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021.  Born in Montreal, QC, Wendy originally attended Mount Allison University, studying home economics and nutrition. She then decided to enroll at the University of New Brunswick instead, graduating with her BSc in 1963. During her time at UNB, Wendy was involved with the Brunswickan, was a member of the class executive and served as...

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Reminder: Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society to host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society

Nancy Day

Posted: May 3, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus will host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society. This free virtual event is open to the public and will take place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. through Teams. During his lecture, titled "We Have it Here Too: Politics, Identity, Race and the Question of Far-Right Extremism in Atlantic Canada," Dr. David Hofmann will present and discuss...

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Changes to the myUNB Portal, eServices and InsideUNB starting May 17

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Starting May 17, you will begin to see items removed from the myUNB Portal, eServices and InsideUNB and transitioned to their new home – the new MyUNB Intranet. Get dates for when links are being removed and where to find their new locations in the new MyUNB.  With greater security, reliability and an improved mobile experience, the new MyUNB will provide all the information and tools you need to work and study. Although it won't be fully ready until September, many links and sites...

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Information Sessions: Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors)

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:41:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with a representative from the Teladoc program.  These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following MS Teams Virtual information sessions (each session will be the same): May 12,...

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Faculty of Business Teaching Colloquium - Teaching after COVID-19

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Faculty of Business Teaching Colloquium invites you to a panel discussion on 'Teaching after COVID-19' on Thursday, May 6, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. The last year presented many unprecedented challenges to universities due to the impact of COVID-19. Our courses have had dramatic shifts to different forms of delivery in order to teach our students without interruptions.  Despite all of the frustrations and struggles involved in adapting to alternative teaching models, faculty members have...

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You are invited to the President's Medals, Distinguished Service and Research Scholar Awards ceremony

UNB Communications

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You are invited to attend the President's Medals, Distinguished Service and Research Scholar Awards virtual ceremony on Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be livestreamed at unb.ca/presidentsawards and a recording will be available to view for those unable to attend. President's Medals, Distinguished Service Awards and the University Research Scholars Awards are awarded to individuals for their outstanding service to the university which may include teaching, research,...

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Submit your lab software requests for the fall semester

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you teaching a course in fall 2021 that requires your students to use software not currently available at UNB? New software requests for UNB computer labs must be submitted by Thursday, 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. If you need help completing the software request form, please contact your departmental Level 1 or the IT Service Desk at itservicedesk@unb.ca. To request...

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Human Resources announces name change to People & Culture

UNB Communications

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Human Resources & Organizational Development is pleased to announce the department will now be called People & Culture. This rebrand is an inclusive response to align with UNB's 2030 Strategic Vision of a people-centric, values informed university community and represents our devotion to providing a positive and empowering working environment that allows everyone who is part of our community to feel respected and cared for. We are excited to enter this new chapter and continue to provide a...

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Are you looking for tools to succeed in your management career?

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 30, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) can help you grow and develop as a leader. Join us on Friday, May 14 for a FREE information session to learn how the CME is customizable to focus on your professional goals and needs.  The one-hour session starts at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) and will include an overview of the CME program, how to apply, a Q&A period and more. Sign up today! Can't make it on May 14? Register for the event and we will send you a link to the...

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Year End Deposit Processing

Richelle Corey

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to the Fredericton campus being closed and only available to essential services, Financial Services is unable to accept and process deposits before April 30th (year end).  Once the campus is re-opened and we can accept deposits, please clearly indicate on the deposit, if it is to be processed in April or May so we can credit the proper fiscal year. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Richelle Corey Email Address: Richelle.Corey@unb.ca

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UNB Alumni Book Club

Alumni Office

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We're excited to announce the launch of the UNB Alumni Book Club! In this online community, UNB alumni, faculty, staff and students can connect with each other and enjoy books from a range of genres. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The sign up window for the May 27 - July 29 reading period, will close on May 26th. How it works The book club will connect through a private online forum, where people can discuss the current book and...

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Announcing Krista Dixon as the new Director of Financial Services

Amanda Brewer

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Financial Services team is pleased to formally announce Krista Dixon as the new Director of Financial Services. Krista is an accounting professional who brings with her 20+ years of diverse employment experience, 17 of which have been with UNB, and 10 of those years previously with Financial Services.  Her financial skillset, project management experience, years of dedication to UNB, along with her natural leadership skills, will prove invaluable as she transitions to this new...

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CETL Offers Diploma in University Teaching Program - Spring Session

Debbie Goguen

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning is pleased to be offering the Diploma of University Teaching (DUT) program starting in May 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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Wondering if online learning is right for you?

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:28:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


If you're wondering if online learning is right for you, ask yourself these simple questions. Do you want to: • Expand your career horizons? • Study at your own pace? • Build self-discipline and accountability? • Boost your brain and keep it healthy? • Pursue a hobby or interest? • Learn new technical skills? • Foster critical thinking skills? • Choose your own learning environment? • Apply new knowledge and skills to your job immediately?...

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Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Thesis Oral Examination - Master of Science in Engineering - Nasrin Eshraghi Ivari

Lydia Noble

Posted: April 29, 2021 10:26:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Thesis titled, "Data Stream Affinity Propagation for Clustering Indoor Space Localization Data" will be defended by Nasrin Eshraghi Ivari on Wednesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. via Teams. Click here to join the presentation. Faculty Members and Graduate Students are invited to attend this presentation. ABSTRACT: In the age of Internet of Things, the ability to find spatio-temporal patterns of people and devices moving in indoor spaces has become crucial for developing new applications. In...

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Fiscal Year End is here!

Krista Dixon

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University's fiscal year end is April 30, 2021 and the Year End Processing memo has been available on the Financial Services web site. It contains very important information affecting the next few working days involving deposits to the bank.  It also contains deadlines concerning the processing of travel claims, personal reimbursements, vendor invoices, and much more. It is very important for all faculty and staff to read the memo and be aware of the important...

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Saint John Food Service

Cory Brown

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please note, due to the ongoing pandemic and the challenges it presents, there will be no food service at UNB Saint John for most of the summer.  Effective at noon on April 28 all food service locations on campus will close.   We will still be able to accommodate major catering events, for more information on caterings please contact Danielle Fairweather at danielle.fairweather@unb.ca. Food Service will do a phased reopening on or around August 9, 2021.   Thank you...

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Faculty of Management student wins prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:36:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Congratulations to Stephanie Mallet of Moncton, NB, on receiving one of Atlantic Canada's most prestigious awards for business students, the Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Candidates of this $30,000 award are selected by the Frank H. Sobey Awards Board of Trustees comprised of Atlantic Canadian business and academic leaders. Nine 2021 winners were chosen from 32 exceptional nominations provided by the Deans of their respective business schools based on their...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Catch up on M365 monthly workshops you missed

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Missed this week's M365 monthly workshop giving a spotlight on SharePoint?  All M365 monthly workshops are recorded and posted on the M365 resources site here, so you can catch up on those you were unable to attend live or re-watch sessions you found particularly helpful. Each recording comes with a quick description of the topics covered, so you can easily find topics that interest you most. See all our monthly workshop videos.  More M365 tips, resources...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know excellent teachers? If so, nominate them for the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching! Nomination forms are available online. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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Concepts in... Epidemiology!

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: April 28, 2021 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


When diseases like SARS-CoV-2 emerge, epidemiology is key to understanding and controlling the spread of infection. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, 'epidemiology' has become a common term in the public realm, appearing in news articles and interviews worldwide. But what exactly is epidemiology? And what does this field of study entail? Epidemiology is the study of how health is distributed in populations and what factors determine good and bad health. The goals of...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Communications

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The graduating class of 2021 has demonstrated great adaptability and determination having completed their final year of studies amidst global uncertainty and the disruption of traditional, in-person learning models – undoubtedly a challenging experience for most if not all UNB students. With another virtual graduation ceremony planned, we want to celebrate our graduates and their many accomplishments as a community. Our ask of you If you have a congratulatory message for our graduating...

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How to support students in distress - Saint John

Jacqueline Allen

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:43:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This past year has been difficult for everyone within our campus community.  Stress and anxiety levels are at an all time high and many of our students don't always have a safe place or know where to turn to for comfort and support.  To help support our students, mental health training for faculty and staff will be available in the fall. Dates, times and locations for this training will be communicated when the details are finalized. If students reach out and you believe they are in...

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MyUNB Intranet - Get to know the Waffle Menu

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Need to access your Microsoft 365 apps like email, Teams or OneDrive? Look to the waffle menu in the top left corner of all M365 apps and pages in the new MyUNB Intranet. Watch this quick video to learn how the waffle menu can help you get things done. Watch our other MyUNB Intranet video:  Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca

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QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group at UNB Saint John

Monique Cassidy

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:39:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The next QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11, from 3 – 4 p.m. (please send a request for the link to quest-sj@unb.ca). This session will feature: Methodological Focus: 'Using Interpretive Description (ID) and Mixed Methods in the Caring Ahead: Preparing for End-of-Life With Dementia Study' Pamela Durepos RN, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing at UNB Fredericton, will provide an overview of interpretive description (ID) and...

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Faculty of Kinesiology Thesis Oral Examination - Master of Science in Kinesiology - Michelle Leger

Leslie Harquail

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Thesis titled, "Does active sitting provide more physical benefits than traditional sitting  and standing workstations?" will be defended by Michelle Leger on Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m.  Via Teams http://Click here to join the meeting All are welcome. ABSTRACT: This cross-sectional study examined the biomechanical and physiological effects of two active chairs compared to a traditional office chair and standing workstation. Twenty-four healthy participants computed at...

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Faculty of Kinesiology Thesis Oral Examination - Master of Science in Kinesiology - Bharat Kant

Leslie Harquail

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:37:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Thesis titled, "Cognitive and Physical Demands of Using Ergonomic Remote Spinner Knobs" will be defended by Bharat Kant on Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. Via Teams http://Click here to join the meeting All are Welcome. ABSTRACT:  Six paraplegic participants performance three different diving trials using three RSKs (Spinner Knob, Claw, Joystick). The participants' biomechanical and neuromuscular responses were recorded using electromyography (EMG); near Infrared Spectroscopy...

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Breakthru NBIF International Student Start-Up Competition

Darcy Crowe

Posted: April 27, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


New Brunswick international student entrepreneurs – are you ready to Breakthru? Applications for Breakthru-Newcomer 2021 are now OPEN! Entrepreneurial New Brunswick based international students and newcomers who are interested in pursuing the development of a new and innovative venture in N.B. are encouraged to enter the competition. Participants will compete for the chance to win prizes from New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Planet Hatch, and the...

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Reminder: IT Satisfaction Survey for faculty and staff

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 26, 2021 10:35:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A short survey (less than 10 minutes) is now available to faculty and staff about the technology services we offer you at UNB, from email and online apps, to technical support and everything in between.  Give us your feedback and ideas on how we can make your UNB IT services even better - take the survey now at go.unb.ca/techsurvey Survey closes May 7. All responses are anonymous.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: IT Service Desk Email Address:...

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You are invited to the President's Medals, Distinguished Service and Research Scholar Awards ceremony

UNB Communications

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You are invited to attend the President's Medals, Distinguished Service and Research Scholar Awards virtual ceremony on  Tuesday,  May  11, at 7 p.m.  The ceremony will be livestreamed at unb.ca/presidentsawards and a recording will be available to view for those unable to attend.    President's Medals, Distinguished Service Awards and the University Research Scholars Awards are awarded to individuals for their outstanding service...

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Parking permit requirements for summer term

Fredericton campus - Security and Traffic

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


As we plan and prepare for the summer term that commences May 3, 2021, we wanted to share the parking permit options in Fredericton if you do not have a current permit. •    $130 - one-term permit (Faculty/Staff) – available online or our new MyUNB Intranet dropdown menu "I want to" -> "Purchase a Parking Permit." the one-term permit is valid from May 1 to August 31 and is not prorated. The payment options are U-Card or payroll deduction.  if using...

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Updated deadline: The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy will support the first of UNB's "new breed" of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation. The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will conduct evidence-based research in order to affect...

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Updated deadline: The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility will support the first of UNB's "new breed" of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation.The candidate to receive this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick – especially...

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Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society to host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society

Nancy Day

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus will host the annual Dominick S. Graham Lecture in War and Society. This free virtual event is open to the public and will take place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. through Teams. During his lecture, titled "We Have it Here Too: Politics, Identity, Race and the Question of Far-Right Extremism in Atlantic Canada," Dr. David Hofmann will present and discuss...

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OHS Information Sessions on April 28 - Register today

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 23, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There's still time to register for the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) information sessions on April 28.  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 more.   Can't make it on...

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Saint John municipal election: Candidate forums

UNB Communications

Posted: April 22, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know what ward you live in and who your candidates are for the upcoming Saint John municipal election? The Urban and Community Studies Institute is hosting a series of forums for students and the wider Saint John community to ask candidates questions and get to know their priorities. Ward 4: Monday, April 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (Moderated by Dr. Sarah Gander) At-Large: Tuesday, April 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (Moderated by Kurt Peacock) Ward 3: Wednesday, April 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m....

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Experiential learning opportunity in population analytics for doctoral students

Neeru Gupta

Posted: April 22, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you a doctoral student interested in complementing your formal social sciences training with highly marketable skills in population analytics to support decision-making? Apply to become a fellow of the Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3), a pan-Canadian interdisciplinary training program in population research. The next training cohort runs September 2021-June 2022, and students receive a financial award for participation. Those interested should send a...

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Concepts In Epidemiology

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: April 22, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


When diseases like SARS-CoV-2 emerge, epidemiology is key to understanding and controlling the spread of infection. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, 'epidemiology' has become a common term in the public realm, appearing in news articles and interviews worldwide. But what exactly is epidemiology? And what does this field of study entail? Epidemiology is the study of how health is distributed in populations and what factors determine good and bad health. The goals of...

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UNB English Language Programme Summer Learning Opportunities

Christopher Hudson-Brading

Posted: April 22, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB English Language Programme (ELP) 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 (May 5 – June 30, 2021) is an excellent choice for people who wish to increase their English for university study. Full-time language studies incorporate class...

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M365 Workshop April 28: Spotlight on SharePoint

Heidi Harding

Posted: April 21, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This month we're turning the spotlight onto SharePoint, with topics including:  Building SharePoint sites and pages  SharePoint web parts for files and content  SharePoint web parts for specific purposes  Enabling multilingual features in SharePoint  Tips and tricks for SharePoint pages Bonus: Customizing your Outlook Web App (OWA) experience Spotlight on SharePoint  Wednesday, April 28  2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Dark Mode is now available in Outlook Web App

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 21, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Do you find the light background and dark text in the Outlook Web App hard to read? Dark Mode for the Outlook Web App (OWA) is here! Dark Mode will change your Outlook Web App to a dark background with light text.   To change your OWA to Dark Mode: Go to OWA by: Clicking the waffle menu in the top right corner of the new MyUNB Intranet and selecting Outlook; or Clicking the email link in the old myUNB Portal Click the gear icon in the...

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Cindy Flann retirement announcement

Amanda Brewer

Posted: April 20, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After dedicating nearly 20 years (19 years and 8 months...but who's counting?) to Financial Services, Cindy Flann is retiring on April 30, 2021. Cindy came to UNB in 2001 from Service New Brunswick, and has fulfilled the role of Director of Financial Services and Assistant Comptroller. During her time at UNB, her hard work, knowledge, and love of a challenge has made her a true leader within our community. She has been a key contributor in implementing process improvements, creating more...

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Information sessions with Teladoc (formerly named BestDoctors)

Human Resources & Organizational Development

Posted: April 20, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Would you like to know more about your Teladoc benefits? Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) has organized information sessions with a representative from the Teladoc program. These sessions will provide an overview of these valuable, free services that are available to all employees who are currently enrolled in the UNB benefit plans. Please join us in one of the following MS Teams Virtual information sessions (each session will be the same): May 12, 2021:  1...

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UNB researcher recruiting participants for online mindfulness program

Victoria Lecker

Posted: April 20, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you interested in learning how to better manage your stress and improve your well-being? A mindfulness intervention study at UNB is seeking participants, starting April 26 at 8 p.m. online via Google Meet. When enough participants are recruited, the exact start date of the study will be announced. To enrol in the study please email Victoria.lecker@unb.ca  What is involved? -The intervention consists of four mindfulness sessions of 20 minutes each-Sessions will be carried out...

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MMFC Research Development Funding

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Posted: April 20, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Research Development Grants provide seed funding to support family violence research at its earliest stages, which is why the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre has established a research development fund and is encouraging applications. To qualify, applicants must be researchers formally associated with the MMFC including academic faculty, graduate students, community service providers, members of community organizations/agencies, government personnel, or persons with experiences of...

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New deadline: Purdy Crawford Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: April 20, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy will support the first of UNB's 'new breed' of postdoctoral fellows – researchers who have completed a PhD and are committed to finding solutions to societal problems that will have immediate impact and rapid implementation. The candidate who receives this two-year fellowship, which is awarded competitively on a biannual basis (valued at $40,000/year), will conduct evidence-based research in order to affect...

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Call for Nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Office of the Vice-President is currently accepting nominations for the McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovation. This fellowship is open to researchers who are committed to commercializing/implementing new products and/or finding solutions to innovation problems. They will receive highly specialized training opportunities to ensure a successful career within the combined areas of academia and industry. McCain Fellows will be expected to undertake an industry-relevant research project...

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Elizabeth Harrison

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program will fund 70 new two-year awards annually (valued at $70,000/year) with 140 awards active at any one time at program maturity. The fellowships will be distributed equally across the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). The goal is to recruit the highest-quality applicants from within Canada and around the world. The program is highly competitive with only the best and brightest – "an elite group of research trainees who...

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Last chance to register for the Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session on April 23

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is designed to fit into your busy schedule.  The CME is: • completely online • self-paced • easy to access Join us on April 23 for a free information session to learn more about the benefits of the CME. The one-hour session starts at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) and will include an overview of the program, how to apply, a Q&A period and more. Sign up today! Can't make it on April 23?  Register for the event and...

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Seeking participants: Priorities for older adults or youth with complex care needs and their caregivers

Monique Cassidy

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's Centre for Research in Integrated Care invites adults aged 65+ or youth (ages 14 to 19) with chronic conditions and complex care needs and their caregivers to participate in a research study to learn about their priorities for research in NB. Participation in this voluntary and confidential study includes attending one virtual focus group. Participants will receive a $20 gift card. If you are interested in participating, please contact grailing.anthonisen@unb.ca.  UNB and Horizon...

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Breakthru NBIF International Student Start-Up Competition

Darcy Crowe

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


International student entrepreneurs – are you ready to Breakthru? Applications for Breakthru-Newcomer 2021 are now open! Entrepreneurial New Brunswick-based international students and newcomers who are interested in pursuing the development of a new and innovative venture in New Brunswick are encouraged to enter the competition. Participants will compete for the chance to win prizes from New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Planet Hatch, and the...

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Registration now open for Design Works Camps

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We are looking forward to seeing your kids on campus this summer! A reminder that our commitment to you is peace of mind. Your child's safety is paramount, and we strictly adhere to all public health and UNB safety guidelines (see our website to learn more about the steps we are taking). If changes occur that prevent us from holding in-person camps, camp fees will be fully refunded.  Camp sizes are limited. Register early to avoid disappointment! Summer 2021 Camp Schedule  Arts &...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Carla Gunn

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB professor Carla Gunn will read from her novel, Amphibian on Wednesday, April 21 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.   Category:...

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UNB student investment portfolio managers win global competition

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On their last day of class in what for many is their last term at UNB, students in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) class learned that one of their teams placed first among universities around the world in the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Challenge. A second SIF team placed fourth. UNB is the only university in Canada that placed in the top 20. Read more. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell Email Address:...

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Do you know a student who would benefit from learning more about Leadership studies?

Jessica Bourque

Posted: April 19, 2021 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


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 complexity. All organizations and situations need people who know the fundamentals of leadership, so...

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Introducing the New MyUNB Intranet

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 16, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In the coming months, the myUNB portal, eServices and InsideUNB will be retiring and their many links and sites transitioned to a new home – the New MyUNB Intranet. With greater security, reliability and an improved mobile experience, the new MyUNB will provide all the information and tools you need to work and study. Although it won't be fully ready until September, many links and sites are already available in the new MyUNB Intranet for you to start using today. We will keep you...

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Let us know what you think of your UNB IT services

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 16, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A short survey (less than 10 minutes) is now available for faculty and staff about the technology services we offer you at UNB, from Microsoft 365 services like email and Teams, to Mobility Centre services, to technical support and everything in between.  Give us your feedback and ideas on how we can make your UNB IT services even better - take the survey now at go.unb.ca/techsurvey. Survey closes May 7. All responses are anonymous.    Category: News and Notices Article...

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National Volunteer Week: Celebrating alumni volunteers

Alumni Office

Posted: April 16, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Thank you alumni volunteers! April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week and the UNB Alumni Office is celebrating and applauding the incredible dedication of our #ProudlyUNB volunteers. We are grateful to have so many remarkable alumni volunteers who are committed to supporting our UNB community and who have stepped up to take on new volunteer roles during these unique times - without them, much of what we do would not be possible. To the Associated Alumni & Alumnae councillors, the Chapter...

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Students reflect on Fall 2020: A business administration student shares their experience

Communications Office

Posted: April 15, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


COVID-19 has been part our lives for over a year. Fall 2020 was a semester of many changes, for students, faculty and staff alike. With the transition to alternative delivery methods (ADM), students' academic experiences were vastly different to previous years. Students have been sharing their stories from Fall 2020, reflecting on a new way of studying. A second-year business administration student shared their feedback of professor Dr. Morris Mendelson's class: "Dr. Mendelson mentioned that...

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MIDAS (Maritime Inter-disciplinary Arts Seminar) Webinar

Rose Torres

Posted: April 15, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us on April 30 at 2:30 p.m. for a webinar featuring Dr. Fritz Pino and Prof. Shane Young. Queer Diasporic Resistance: Emotional Contradictions of the Religious and Spiritual Practices of Racialized Immigrant Queers - Dr. Fritz Pino, Assistant Professor, University of Regina This presentation will engage in the politics of resistance of racialized queer diasporic subjects in Canada. I specifically look at the experiences of diasporic queer Filipinos in the context of their religion and...

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PhD candidate profiled in IOSH Magazine

Mehboob Reza

Posted: April 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


PhD research candidate Mehboob Reza has reached the 'pinnacle' of the profession in less than six years. Read more in IOSH Magazine, an outlet focused on health and safety.  https://www.ioshmagazine.com/2021/04/14/reza-mehboob-cfiosh Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Mehboob Reza Email Address: Mehboob.Reza@unb.ca

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Communications

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The graduating class of 2021 has demonstrated great adaptability and determination having completed their final year of studies amidst global uncertainty and the disruption of traditional, in-person learning models – undoubtedly a challenging experience for most if not all UNB students. With another virtual graduation ceremony planned, we want to celebrate our graduates and their many accomplishments as a community. Our ask of you If you have a congratulatory message for our graduating...

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SAS software licenses available to UNB students, staff and faculty

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:50:00 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 databases. It also...

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Marshall d'Avray Hall - 2nd floor hall flooring replacement

Carol Anne Booker

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Capital Planning and Operations would like to advise that Marshall d'Avary Hall, 2nd floor hall, K299 will be closed from Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30, for flooring replacement. 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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Exam season and end-of-term survival guide for students

Matthew MacLean

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join your guides, Matt MacLean, Mental Health Strategist, and Janice Gange, Learning Strategist, for a full hour of effective and practical tips to guide you through exams, final papers, projects and more. If you have a student who may benefit from our exam season and end-of-term survival guide, please share. With twin expertise in mental health and academic support, Matt and Janice will take you on a tour of the most important and vital strategies to help you maintain motivation and manage...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: MS Teams Meeting Recap

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Looking for a quick overview of a Teams meeting?  In the Teams meeting 'Details' tab you can find 'Meeting Recap' which includes the recording, notes, attendance, and transcript for your meeting. To take full advantage of this feature, you must select which items you want captured in your meeting recap at the beginning of the meeting. To do this:  Within your Teams meeting, click '…' (ellipses) Select the options you would like to...

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Occupational Health and Safety Information Sessions

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you have questions about UNB's comprehensive suite of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs? We can help. On April 28, join us for free information sessions about our fully online OHS training programs. Each one-hour session will include an overview of the program, how to apply, and more.   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...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 14, 2021 10:40:00 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. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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This Earth Day take part in the Great Global Cleanup

Matt Bishop

Posted: April 13, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB Sustainability is a program that supports UNB in advancing as a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable institution with a mission is to educate and activate the sustainable movement campus-wide, often highlighting key dates for pause and reflection. One of the most significant dates on the sustainability calendar in Earth Day – April 22. Earth Day started in 1970 and has since become on the world's largest mobilizers for environmental action, working with more than...

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NB-IRDT report shows how COVID-19 affects mental health in province

UNB Communications

Posted: April 13, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


A new report by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) reveals how New Brunswickers' mental health has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The team, led by principal investigator Dr. Sandra Magalhaes from the UNB Fredericton department of sociology, analyzed responses to an online survey asking New Brunswick residents to indicate the impact particular factors had on their health. The survey was carried out in August 2020 by Mental Health...

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Design Works Camps are back at the UNB Art Centre

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 13, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


We are thrilled to announce that Design Works Camps are being held on campus this summer! Weekly camps will run all summer long from June 28 – Sept. 3. WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR Our commitment to parents Peace of Mind You have our commitment that we will do everything in our power to keep your child safe: • To assure you of everyone's safety, we have developed thorough procedures, adhering to Public Health and UNB Health and Safety guidelines (see website for details). • All...

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Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads An Exhibition of Canadian Quilt and Fibre Art

Lori Quick

Posted: April 12, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre invites you to join us live and virtually for the final exhibit of the spring season. The East and West Galleries will showcase the Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads which features some of the best in contemporary fibre art from across the country. Works present a variety of techniques including quilting, needle painting, felting, and rug hooking as well as hand printing and dyeing. This year's exhibit presents 48 works by 43 outstanding artists in a juried...

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Disposal of Autoclave

Stacey Hines

Posted: April 12, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The department of Biological Sciences in Saint John has replaced their autoclave and the old one (Getinge model 533LS) has been removed. Some parts have been removed from the old one to use as spares for the new. If you are interested in the remaining old unit please reach out to Stacey Hines (shines@unb.ca) before the unit is permanently disposed of.   Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Stacey Hines Email Address: shines@unb.ca

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Carla Gunn

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: April 12, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB professor Carla Gunn will read from her novel, Amphibian on Wednesday, April 21 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.   Category:...

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Students reflect on Fall 2020: Abbygail Craig shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: April 9, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Due to COVID-19, this academic year has been unprecedented for students, faculty and staff alike. Over recent weeks, students have been sharing their experiences of studying by alternative delivery methods throughout Fall 2020, reflecting on the challenges they faced and celebrating their successes. Abbygail Craig, a first-year bachelor of arts student on Saint John campus, shares her experience: "Last term was not what I had expected for my first semester of university. I was so excited to...

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Winners of the 2021 UNB Engineering Design Symposium

UNB Communications

Posted: April 9, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This year marks the 7th Annual Engineering Design Symposium where final-year engineering students showcase their hard work, creativity and talent. Year over year, several of these projects lead to successfully implemented client-oriented solutions or into thriving businesses. Congratulations to all who participated. Process Design section of ENGG 4000 Reduction of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions and Sludge Disposal Costs Patrick Bowen, Paul Hashem, Andrew Hilborn, Finnegan Kummer Civil...

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Engineering Career Conversations with OSCO Construction Group

Natasha Rego

Posted: April 9, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please share this notice with your students. Join the Ten Thousand Coffees Office Hour Event: Engineering Career Conversations with OSCO Construction Group on April 14, 12-1 p.m. (ADT). Students and alumni are invited to join this month's Ten Thousand Coffees Office Hour event as UNB alumnae Rebecca Patterson (BScE'02) and Allison Boyd (BScE'20), two powerhouse engineers, share their experiences in a male-dominated industry, discuss how they navigated their engineering...

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Data Privacy: When Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary?

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: April 9, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Consent requirements must be compliant to ensure timely access and appropriate use of administrative data to inform research. Join us on May 12 for a free, virtual training session that will provide an overview of why and when consent is required with respect to administrative data.  Learning Objectives: Understand why consent is required when accessing and using administrative data for research. Identify when during the research project consent should be obtained. Become...

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Sue Allen Retirement Event

Laurelle LeVert

Posted: April 8, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


After 16 years at UNB, Sue Allen will be retiring on April 30, 2021. Sue has served UNB Saint John in a number of administrative capacities, with the Vice-President, Financial & Administrative Services, with the Dean of Arts, and with the Associate Vice President (Saint John) and Director of Student Services. She has had a tremendous positive impact on the Saint John campus and is most certainly leaving it better than she found it. While we are very sad to see her go, she has indeed earned...

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UNB Forestry and Environmental Management Capstone Project 4020 Presentations

Communications Office

Posted: April 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Each year, fourth-year forestry and environmental management students participate in the Capstone Project 4020, a course in which multidisciplinary teams develop integrated solutions to real-world environmental or natural resource management problems right here in New Brunswick.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the work that goes into each of these projects, and to see the projects at their end stage.  This year, projects include an urban...

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Returning to New Brunswick to propel entrepreneurs to great heights

Alumni Office

Posted: April 8, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB alumna Kathryn Lockhart (BPhil'04) has an MBA from Harvard Business School and has worked around the world - from Toronto to Munich to St. John's – but feels that coming back home to New Brunswick is where she can make the biggest impact. Growing up in Bath, N.B., with parents who met at UNB and siblings that attended UNB, Kathryn thought she'd break the mould by accepting a scholarship to the science program at Queen's University and the Royal Military College. But after learning...

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Annual Report: UNB at a Glance

UNB Communications

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB, we respond to the changing needs of the world and share knowledge that is essential to push society forward. In the UNB at a Glance section of the 2019-2020 Annual Report, you will learn more about the outstanding achievements of UNB alumni, capital projects underway and our financial snapshot. UNB is tremendously grateful for the growing community of generous and loyal donors who contribute to our university each year. In this section you will find: UNB and NBCC provide new degree...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Using labels in MS Tasks by Planner

IT Service Desk

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Are you looking for a way to easily group and keep track of similar planner tasks? Use labels in MS Tasks by Planner to colour-code and label your planner tasks to quickly see tasks that have things in common, such as requirements, locations, phases, and more.   If you've already been using labels, we have some exciting news - Microsoft recently added more label options! Now, you can set up to 24 tags or labels in a plan. To setup and use a label: In...

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MusicUNB LIVE Free Concert: Classics - The Digital Way

Yunjia Dai

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You're invited to MusicUNB LIVE: Classics - the Digital Way on Sunday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. (via YouTube and Facebook Live). Artist: Atlantic Sinfonia The Atlantic Sinfonia Winds presents music for wind sextet - 2 clarinets, 2 French horns and 2 bassoons from both well-known classical music composers and more obscure ones. The great Beethoven is represented by his Sextet Op.71 which displays his melodic invention and his light-hearted side. W.A. Mozart's ability to create timeless...

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Faculty of Kinesiology Thesis Oral Examination - Alana Gullison

Leslie Harquail

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The Master of Science in Kinesiology thesis titled, "The Interaction Between Over-Ground Exoskeleton Gait Training and Muscle Spasticity," will be defended by Alana Gullison on Monday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. via Teams. All are welcome. ABSTRACT: The objectives of this thesis were to establish normative biomechanical and physiological patterns of the lower limb during exoskeleton gait in able-body (AB) users; and to determine if the AB data could aid the interpretation of spinal cord injury...

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

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:44:00 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. The deadline for nominations is 10 days after exam period at end of term. Make sure your excellent teacher gets the recognition they deserve! Nominations can be submitted online only. More details about this award are available by contacting Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca) at 453-4645. Category: News and...

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Concepts in Epidemiology

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: April 7, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Epidemiology is the study of how health is distributed in populations and what factors determine good and bad health. The goals of epidemiological investigations are to control disease and improve health and wellness. Most familiar to most people these days is the need to control and to develop an understanding of the infectious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), with the goal of controlling the spread of infection and improving health outcomes in those who are infected. In this online session...

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Annual Report: Community Impact

UNB Communications

Posted: April 6, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In the past year, major strides have been made in the areas of experiential education and student-led initiatives across the province. At UNB, we know that we are stronger when we work together to make a difference in our community. The community impact section of the 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights some of the ways UNB protected New Brunswickers during a global pandemic and continues to offer support to our communities. Stories you will find in this section are: UNB launches art-based...

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Colleague Self-Service - Refresher Training

Amanda Brewer

Posted: April 6, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


To learn more about using Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, faculty and staff are invited to attend a final online refresher training session with Heather Ongo, available through Teams on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Teams meeting link is available here. To access Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, go to: myUNB Portal (my.unb.ca) Colleague Self Service (launch menu) Financial Management Finance Query If you have any questions, please email...

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Students reflect on Fall 2020: Jharana Luitel shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: April 6, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


COVID-19 has led to a unique academic year for everyone. Students, faculty and staff have worked hard to adapt to a new normal, leading to a different academic experience. Over recent weeks, students have been reflecting on their studies and the alternative delivery methods employed in the fall semester.Student Jharana Luitel, a fourth-year computer science student, shares her experience:"Last semester was a roller coaster ride for me. The main challenges that I experienced were around my...

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Register for an online course today

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 6, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Working on your degree this summer? Sign up for an online course at UNB. Registrations are now open for open-entry and term-based courses.   Looking for professional development opportunities? Choose from Management and Leadership, Health and Wellness, Human Resources and more! Browse our summer schedule for a list of courses, programs and workshops. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Shawna Kirkbride Email Address: skirkbri@unb.ca

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Do you know a student who would benefit from learning more about Leadership studies?

Jessica Bourque

Posted: April 6, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who'd 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 complexity. All...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Doris Duff

UNB Communications

Posted: April 1, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Doris Duff, who passed away on March 10, 2021, in Saint John. Doris served as a secretary at the Saint John campus Physical Plant (now Facilities Management), retiring from her position in 2004. Doris was known for being one of the university's biggest cheerleaders, supporting UNB in any way she could. She also served on the CUPE 3339 Executive and Negotiating Committee. Doris was known for her generosity and...

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Annual Report: Global Reach

UNB Communications

Posted: April 1, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB, our researchers are dedicated to helping advance our world through discovery. The global reach section of the Annual Report showcases some of the breakthrough research being done to help find solutions to global issues. The stories you will find in this section are: • Dr. Ben Speers-Roesch helps refute findings on effects of ocean acidification on reef fish • Dr. Scott Pavey is part of a national project to identify fish species in Canada • Dr. Tommi Linnansaari...

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Colleague Self-Service - Refresher Training

Amanda Brewer

Posted: April 1, 2021 10:51:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


To learn more about using Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, faculty and staff are invited to attend a final online refresher training session with Heather Ongo, available through Teams on Thursday, April 8, 2021 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Teams meeting link is available here. To access Financial Queries through Colleague Self-Service, go to: myUNB Portal (my.unb.ca) Colleague Self Service (launch menu) Financial Management Finance Query If you have any questions, please email...

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Alumni Student Leadership Award

Alumni Office

Posted: April 1, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a UNB student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through involvement in extracurricular activities on campus and in their community? We are now accepting applications for our Alumni Student Leadership Award, valued at $3,500. This award is funded by the Alumni Association but administered by the Office of Undergraduate Awards. Candidates are required to: Submit an application to the undergraduate awards office by April 15, 2021 Complete a supplementary application...

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Certificate in Management Essentials Information Session on April 23

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: April 1, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's 10-course Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is a competency-based program that will provide you with the insight and the tools you need to develop the leadership attributes and behaviours that are critical to success as a leader. On April 23, the UNB College of Extended Learning is hosting a free information session about the fully online CME. Join us at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) for an overview of the program, how to apply, a Q&A period and more. Sign up...

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Submit a video message for graduating students

UNB Communications

Posted: March 31, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The graduating class of 2021 has demonstrated great adaptability and determination having completed their final year of studies amidst global uncertainty and the disruption of traditional, in-person learning models – undoubtedly a challenging experience for most if not all UNB students. With another virtual graduation ceremony planned, we want to celebrate our graduates and their many accomplishments as a community. Our ask of you If you have a congratulatory message for our graduating...

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Annual Report: Innovation and Discovery

UNB Communications

Posted: March 31, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB researchers continue to play a leading role in making a difference in peoples' lives both locally and beyond though innovative technological and environmental advancements. The innovation and discovery section of the 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights some of the achievements in research and innovation UNB faculty members have made this year.  Here is the selection of stories you will find: UNB launches innovative program aimed at provincial health care...

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Cine Club: Human Vol. 2

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: March 31, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us Thursday, April 1, for this UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series screening of Vol. 2 of Human directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015). The film will be introduced by Dr Joe Galbo, Social Sciences, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion.  Running time: 126 min. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515995255?pwd=RGlZNkZGNGRGRzVWV3d5ZEExU0NRUT09  ABOUT THE FILM:  From the official site: What is it that makes us human? Is it that we...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Promoting pages in SharePoint

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 31, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week:  Looking for a simple way to promote a new page on your SharePoint site? You can promote a SharePoint page the first time you publish or at another point in time. Promoting your page will allow you to feature content and help others easily find your page by making the page more visible. To promote a page after it's published: In SharePoint, open the page you would like to promote Select 'Promote' from the top of the page Choose from one of the available...

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There is still time to sign up for the ABA Training for Families and Caregivers free information session!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 31, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Online, short, and affordable, Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers courses teach basic skills to help manage the day-to-day challenges of parenting a child on the autism spectrum.  Join program representatives for a free information session to learn how the courses can help you. There will be an opportunity to have all your questions answered. When? April 13, 2021  2 p.m. Atlantic (1 p.m. Eastern) Where? Online. Sign up today! A French information...

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Annual Report: Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon

UNB Communications

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


"Allowing your thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth." The Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon section of the 2019-2020 Annual Report illustrates how UNB students, faculty and staff continue to strengthen community relationships and improve opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in New Brunswick. UNB is committed to walking this path together. We are all treaty people. The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre welcomed Natasha Simon as the new Nikanahtpat (Director) UNB workshop...

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Student Union Building - Easter holiday closure 2021

Matthew Theriault

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the Student Union Building will be closed on Friday, April 2, to Monday, April 5, for the Easter holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Matthew Theriault Email Address: Matthew.Theriault@unb.ca

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Easter weekend fitness closure

Stephanie Guimond

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


During the Easter long weekend our fitness room and gymnasium will be closed. Closure begins Friday April 2 and will re-open on Tuesday April 6. Thank you,  UNB Saint John Athletics Dept. Staff Category: Athletics Recreation and Wellness Article Contact Information Contact: Stephanie Guimond Email Address: Stephanie.Guimond@unb.ca

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March 31 is World Backup Day

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Did you know March 31 is World Backup Day? Backing up your digital files and photos is an important step in ensuring they won't be lost forever if your device unexpectedly crashes, breaks, gets lost or stolen, or even falls victim to a virus or ransomware. Take some time today to back up files you care about to a second (or even third!) location, like a USB or external hard drive, or cloud storage like your UNB OneDrive (as a faculty, staff or student, you have access to 5TB of OneDrive...

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Introduction to Regression workshop: Last chance to register-FR and S

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us.  Don't miss your chance to join us for a two-part course focusing on what regression is and when and how it is used. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression...

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Alumni Legacy Award

Alumni Office

Posted: March 30, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a #ProudlyUNB student? We are now accepting applications for our Alumni Legacy Award, valued at two years' tuition (approx. $15,000). Through the Alumni Legacy Award, the Associated Alumni helps provide future generations with the opportunity to benefit from a UNB education, just like our alumni did. We want to support future UNB leaders and alumni ambassadors who share our pride in this great institution. Candidates are required to: Submit an application to the undergraduate...

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Matt MacLean: RBC Lunch and Learn Series

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: March 29, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre is excited to be hosting Matt MacLean, Mental Health Strategist for the University of New Brunswick. Join us at 12 p.m. ADT on Tuesday, March 30, for a discussion about mental health, resilience, and finding community.  A bit about Matt: Matt believes in the power of supportive, open communities and the strength found in connection and sharing. He transforms evidence and research from the worlds of psychology and resilience into practical strategies that...

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OHS Information Sessions on March 31

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 29, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


There is still time to register for Occupational Health and Safety information sessions on March 31. 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 more.   Glyn Jones, MA.Sc.,...

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Students reflect on Fall 2020: Reid Sutherland shares her experience

Communications Office

Posted: March 29, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Fall 2020 was a new experience for the entire UNB community. With Winter 2021 now well underway, students have taken time to reflect on the academic year so far.  Alternative delivery methods have created a different academic experience and, in some cases, have given students the opportunity to take courses based at a different campus.   Reid Sutherland, a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts student at the UNB Fredericton campus, took time to share her experience of...

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Mourning the passing of Pabineau First Nation Elder Gilbert Sewell

UNB Communications

Posted: March 26, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in offering condolences to family and friends of Pabineau First Nation Elder Gilbert Sewell, who passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 21, 2021.  Born in Bathurst, Elder Gilbert was a gifted Storyteller, Medicine Man, Knowledge Keeper, Wisdom Keeper, historian and former Chief of Pabineau First Nation. For many years, he taught a course that was designed to teach Mi'kmaq children their ancestral language. During this annual month-long course, which ran in...

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Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Posted: March 26, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us for the Healing Trauma: Gender, Trauma, and Paths of Healing in Family Law Disputes Webinar on March 31. Date: March 31st, 2021 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Zoom  Register: bit.ly/HealingTraumaWebinar Language: English with simultaneous translation to French  Many family law lawyers have clients suffering form trauma due to domestic violence and the family court system often has expectations of witnesses that adversely affect not only the credibility of the trauma...

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Annual Report: Celebrating UNB

UNB Communications

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Even with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNB students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to thrive. The Celebrating UNB section of the 2019-2020 Annual Report illustrates a sampling of the achievements of some of the leaders amongst the UNB community who are making an impact on this institution and the people around them. Outstanding students recognized Students at UNB are recognized for their contributions to the university and their academic successes. This year, students...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Judith Colson

UNB Communications

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Judith "Judy" Colson, who passed away on March 7, 2021, in Fredericton. She was 84. Judy worked as a librarian at the Harriet Irving Library in Fredericton from 1967 until her retirement in 1999. She served as Head of Government Documents and then Head of Collections, her title when she retired. Given her career choice, it's no surprise that Judy was an advocate for libraries and reading, serving on the...

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Nominate a Valedictorian for Encaenia

Sara Rothman

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who would make an excellent Valedictorian? Graduating university is a significant celebration and we are looking for a student representative from each campus to offer a valedictory address to their fellow graduating students, faculty, and guests at the graduation ceremonies. One student from UNB Fredericton will be selected, and their valedictory address will be streamed during the event. Visit the graduation website for full details on nominating a student for the...

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Call for proposals for Mosaic Teaching Showcase - deadline March 31

Nancy Fitzpatrick

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you considering presenting at the Spring Teaching Showcase 2021? There is still time to submit a proposal. UNB's Mosaic Teaching Showcase will be held virtually on the morning of Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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...

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Participants needed for PhD apprenticeship

Jennifer McWilliams

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


I am looking for recently graduated undergraduate students to participate in a study examining the impact of COVID-19. If you recently graduated from an undergraduate degree program at a university located in Atlantic Canada in 2020, are 19 years of age and older, and have little financial support outside of government programs (e.g., the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit; CESB), then we would love to hear from you! This online survey will take between 15-30 minutes to...

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Introduction to Regression workshop

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 25, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us. Join us for a two-part course focusing on what regression is and when and how it is used. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression analyses and in interpreting results...

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Fiscal Year End is fast approaching

Krista Dixon

Posted: March 24, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University's fiscal year end is April 30, 2021, and the planning is underway with the release of the Year End Processing memo which is now available on the Financial Services web site. It contains many important deadlines concerning the processing of payroll payments, travel claims, personal reimbursements, vendor invoices, petty cash and much more. It is very important for all faculty and staff to read the memo and be aware of the important deadlines. Please access the Financial Services...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Using page templates in SharePoint

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 24, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Do you ever wish for a simple way to replicate the layout and design of a page in SharePoint? You can use page templates in SharePoint to create new pages based on that template's look and feel. Using a template means you only need to update the content – all the formatting is already done!  Page templates are available for general SharePoint pages as well as SharePoint News pages.   To create a page template: In SharePoint, format a...

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Participants needed for master's thesis

Danie Alyssa Beaulieu

Posted: March 24, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


I am seeking participants for my master's thesis on eating habits and weight status in the general population, “From One End of the Scale to the Other: The Relative Influence of Shared and Distinct Factors in Disordered Eating and Weight Status." Follow this link to complete the survey: https://unbpsychology.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Af4ktmTE70I4Mm  Participation will take 30-45 minutes and you will be entered in a draw for one of six $25 Amazon gift cards. Research...

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Kinesiology Graduate Student Colloquium - Michelle Denley and Adrian Kinney

Leslie Harquail

Posted: March 24, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us on Friday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. for the Kinesiology Graduate Student Colloquium. Interested in attending? If so, please contact Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: Jonathon.Edwards@unb.ca. All are welcome! Michelle Denley, graduate student in the faculty of kinesiology's MScKIN program, will present on the topic "The History of Body Image and How it is Defined Today." Abstract: Body image is a concept that has remained at the forefront of discussions surrounding how humans view...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member Donna Lewis

UNB Communications

Posted: March 23, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member Donna Lewis, who passed away on March 7, 2021, in Fredericton. She was 74. Donna worked as a graduate secretary for forest engineering, a now-discontinued program jointly offered by the faculties of engineering and forestry and environmental management. She began her career in the civil engineering department before moving to the forest engineering program, where she remained until her 2002...

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Concepts in Epidemiology

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 23, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Epidemiology is the study of how health is distributed in populations and what factors determine good and bad health. The goals of epidemiological investigations are to control disease and improve health and wellness. Most familiar to most people these days is the need to control and to develop an understanding of the infectious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), with the goal of controlling the spread of infection and improving health outcomes in those who are infected. In this session Dr....

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New course Summer 2021 - BA2503 Urban Development and Sustainability

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: March 23, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Are you curious about your community's issues? Do you want to address a local or global challenge through a sustainable plan? What is your response to the COVID-19 crisis as a sociologist, businessperson, scientist, or planner? Do you want to learn how to make short-, medium-, and long-term plans for your community-based business ideas? This course will provide you with the knowledge and approaches to understand and address key concepts of local planning and sustainability. Topics...

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URec and UNB Naach (Dance) Virtual Workshop

Lauren Rogers

Posted: March 23, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join URec and UNB Naach (Dance) for this free, beginner dance workshop via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. UNB Naach is a dance club that centers around dance forms from India and Nepal. In this workshop you will learn a traditional dance form, Jhyaure, representing the western part of Nepal. It is from the culture of Gurung and Magar communities. This workshop will be open to all UNB students and URec members. Register to reserve your spot at https://recreation.unbf.ca....

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UNB’s 2019-2020 Annual Report

UNB Communications

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


At UNB, we are fortunate to have a community that is passionate about our institution and its purpose. The 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights just some of the incredible accomplishments of UNB's students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past year.  This collection of stories demonstrates the important role that our institution plays in a world experiencing significant, rapid change during a global pandemic. From research tackling significant global challenges to initiatives supporting...

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The UNB Art Centre launches free app to celebrate World Water Day

Rachel Watters

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Art Centre is launching H20 - An Ocean of Science, which is a free interactive app designed to bring awareness to the importance of water resources and their sustainable management. Developed in collaboration with Spandrel Interactive, a New Brunswick-based game and digital media developer, the app allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) to select a Standard or Augmented Reality version and explore climate-impacted water systems around the globe. The app is an...

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Data Privacy: When Linking to Administrative Data, is Consent Necessary?

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Consent requirements must be compliant to ensure timely access and appropriate use of administrative data to inform research. Join us on May 12 for a free, virtual training session that will provide an overview of why and when consent is required with respect to administrative data.  Learning Objectives: Understand why consent is required when accessing and using administrative data for research. Identify when during the research project consent should be obtained. Become familiar with...

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Physics seminar - Signal wavelength dependence of ionospheric scintillation

Penny Davenport

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Physics Department is hosting a seminar on Thursday, March 25, from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Location: Virtual - Microsoft Teams (see link below to join) Speaker:  Kaili Song, UNB Physics Topic: Signal wavelength dependence of ionospheric scintillation; An indicator of irregularity spectrum characteristics. Ionospheric scintillation, random amplitude and phase fluctuations of a trans-ionospheric radio signal, is caused by the Fresnel scale electron density irregularities in the...

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Winter WIPS - Works in Progress Session on March 24

Catherine Foster

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us for our last WIPS of the winter session! 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 at jen.rowett@unb.ca for the...

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Do you know a student who would benefit by learning more about Leadership studies?

Jessica Bourque

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a student who'd 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 complexity. All...

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Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers Information Session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The University of New Brunswick's online Applied Behaviour Analysis Training for Families and Caregivers (ABA-FC) courses are designed to help you navigate the autism spectrum with your loved one. Join us on April 13 for a free information session that will include an overview of the eight ABA-FC courses and how they are delivered, a Q&A period, and more. The one-hour session begins at 2 p.m. Atlantic (1 p.m. Eastern).   Sign up today! Category: News and Notices Article Contact...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Emma Donoghue

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: March 22, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Award-winning writer Emma Donoghue  will read from The Pull of the Stars on Wednesday, March 24 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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Anti-Asian Racism Support Forum

Hillary Nguyen

Posted: March 18, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


With increased acts of violence towards people of Asian descent and the shameful continuation of violence towards women in our community, Canada and abroad, the International Student Advisor's Office is holding a virtual drop-in from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (AST) on Friday, March 19 in a effort to support those students who may feel targeted, vulnerable or otherwise affected. Meeting Link If you would prefer to speak to someone outside of this open forum, please contact isao@unb.ca directly or...

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Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Ted McDonald

Jennifer McWilliams

Posted: March 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On Friday, March 26, Dr. Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick) will be with us to deliver a colloquium talk entitled "Working with NB-IRDT: Data access, research collaboration and training opportunities." The colloquium will take place at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting). All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Working with NB-IRDT: Data access, research collaboration and training opportunities From its...

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Planned power outage on Fredericton campus

UNB Communications

Posted: March 17, 2021 10:54:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised NB Power has scheduled a power outage on the Fredericton campus on Thursday, March 18, between 6:30 and 7 a.m. to replace the main pole mount cut-outs on Windsor Street. This outage will affect most of campus. We apologize for any inconvenience. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: UNB Communications Email Address: talktous@unb.ca

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2021 Central Heating Plant Steam Shutdown Reminder

Tom Gilmore

Posted: March 17, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


This notice shall serve as reminder that the 2021 Central Heating Plant Shutdown shall begin at 00:01 hours on June 6, 2021, continuing through to 24:00 hours on June 10, 2021. 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, June 10 2021. The shutdown is necessary in order to carry out routine annual repairs.  Steam will not be available for any purpose during shutdown. We recognize the uncertainty...

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Kinesiology Graduate Student Colloquium - Molly Gallibois and Erin Cunningham

Leslie Harquail

Posted: March 17, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


You're invited to the Kinesiology Graduate Student Colloquium on Friday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Interested in attending? If so, please contact Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: Jonathon.edwards@unb.ca   Molly Gallibois, graduate student in the Faculty of Kinesiology's MScKIN program, will present on the topic Sedentary Behaviour and Fall-related Injuries in Middle and Older Aged Adults: Results from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Abstract ...

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M365 Workshop March 24: Sharing and permissions in Stream, Teams and other M365 apps

Heidi Harding

Posted: March 17, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


In this month's M365 workshop, we will be focusing on sharing and permissions across M365, with topics including:  Adding and updating permissions on Stream videos  Differences between channel and private meetings  Sharing and permissions in OneDrive  Sharing and permissions in SharePoint and Teams  and more...    New features in M365 Apps  Wednesday, March 24  2:30 –...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Use history to revisit where you’ve been in MS Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 17, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Are you looking for a way to locate where you left off in Teams quickly and easily? Available through the Teams desktop app (Windows and Mac), Teams History shows you the last 12 items (activities, channels, conversations, tabs, files, and apps) you visited so you can easily pick up where you left off on a task. To access your history: Hover over the back arrow '<' in Teams, located to the left of the search bar Locate and select the item you are looking...

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Lessons From Covid-19: New Ways of Thinking and Opportunities For Change panel

Jessica Bourque

Posted: March 16, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The global pandemic has brought chaos, challenge, and loss. It has highlighted inequities, structural gaps, and many other problems. The essence of good leadership is to learn from diversity, transmuting failures into lessons learned to create a better future. As such, COVID-19 presents a critical opportunity to develop new ways of thinking and address systemic issues. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend Lessons From COVID-19: New Ways of Thinking and Opportunities For...

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Cine Club: Fast Color

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: March 16, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Join us for this UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series screening of Fast Color directed by Julia Hart (2018) on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The film will be introduced by Dr. Miriam Jones, Humanities and Languages, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. Open to all members of the UNB community. Running time: 102 min. ABOUT THE FILM: "With a season of bombastic superheroism about to crash in, it's worth mentioning a new film that's remarkable for its...

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Fourth instalment of UNB’s Business Simulation Competition goes virtual

Matthew Wegener

Posted: March 16, 2021 10:46:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


UNB's faculty of business on the Saint John campus is hosting its fourth annual Business Simulation Competition in a virtual environment. The event will see third- and fourth-year students in the bachelor of business administration and bachelor of applied management programs leading teams as they run global companies competing against one another in a quickly evolving market. The competition includes four rounds designed to challenge students' critical thinking and teamwork. This year's...

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Introduction to Regression workshop

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 16, 2021 10:44:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us. Join us for a two-part course focusing on what regression is and when and how it is used. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression analyses and in interpreting results...

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Last chance to register for the Certificate in Management Essentials information session

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 16, 2021 10:42:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Do you have questions about UNB's Certificate in Management Essentials (CME)? Join us on March 19 for a free information session to learn more about this fully online, self-paced training course designed to help people develop management skills. 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 March 19?  Register for the event and we will send you a link to the recording.  Future sessions: • April...

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UNB Art Centre Launches New Phone App for World Water Day

Lori Quick

Posted: March 15, 2021 10:52:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


On March 22, to celebrate World Water Day, the UNB Art Centre will launch a free interactive app designed to bring the world to you. Developed in collaboration with Spandrel Interactive, a New Brunswick-based game and digital media developer, H20 - An Ocean of Science will allow anyone with a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) to explore climate-impacted water systems around the globe.  Designed to celebrate the UNB Art Centre's 10th year of participation in World Water Day events,...

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Shawn Smith: RBC Lunch and Learn Series

Jade Alex-Ander Yhap

Posted: March 15, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


The J Herbert Smith Centre is excited to be hosting Shawn Smith, founder of Don't Dis-My-Ability. Join us at 12 p.m. AST on Tuesday, March 16, for a discussion about entrepreneurship, harnessing your strengths, and perseverance! About Shawn: Shawn Smith, M.Ed., CCC, is the proud founder and CEO of Don't dis-my-ability™ consultation services Inc., an innovative, multifaceted company specializing in the emerging field of neurodiversity located in Fredericton. Counsellor, psychotherapist...

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Occupational Health and Safety Information Sessions

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 15, 2021 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Did you know the UNB College of Extended Learning has thousands of graduates of our online Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training programs? OHS Diploma student Glynnis C. says:  "I have been extremely impressed with how easy it has been to work with the UNB College of Extended Learning (CEL) team and platforms. The program has an excellent variety of topics for electives and the quality of the material in the courses has exceeded my expectations! The instructors are extremely...

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Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Emma Donoghue

Andrea Kikuchi

Posted: March 15, 2021 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Notices


Award-winning writer Emma Donoghue  will read from The Pull of the Stars on Wednesday, March 24 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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Manage and protect your passwords with LastPass

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 12, 2021 10:40:00 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. Use it to: Access your passwords while on the go with the LastPass app on your mobile device. Securely save and access passwords in your web browser using the LastPass browser plug-in. Generate...

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UNB Saint John - Steam Shut Down

Angie Robichaud

Posted: March 12, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please be advised that the steam supply to the Saint John campus was shut down from approximately 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. on March 13th for an emergency repair on the line. We apologize for any inconvenience. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact: Angie Robichaud Email Address: Angie.Robichaud@unb.ca

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What do you think about vaccines?

Cecile J Proctor

Posted: March 12, 2021 10:25:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


If you are over the age of 18, we invite you to take an anonymous, online survey about vaccine awareness and the expanding role of pharmacists as immunizers in Canada. As a token of our appreciation for completing this survey, you will be invited to enter a draw for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. Participation will take less than 15 minutes of your time, and the results will be used by the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology to inform policy. For further details,...

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Reminder: loginID@unb.ca and MFA now required to access most UNB IT Services

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 11, 2021 10:42:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


As of Feb. 27, when logging in to most* UNB IT services you must now: Enter your loginID@unb.ca (not just login ID) Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) This means new and returning students, faculty and staff who have not yet set up MFA will need to do so before they can access:  Course registration D2L Brightspace The myUNB Portal Email, Teams and other M365 services  And more. *See a list of exceptions Login support If you have a student, faculty or staff member who is...

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Do you know a #ProudlyUNB student?

Alisha Bainbridge

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

Category: News and Notices


Do you know a #ProudlyUNB student? Currently the Associated Alumni is accepting applications for its Alumni Legacy Award, valued at two years' tuition (approx. $15,000). Through the Alumni Legacy Award, the Associated Alumni helps provide future generations with the opportunity to benefit from a UNB education, just like our alumni did. We want to support future UNB leaders and alumni ambassadors who share our pride in this great institution. Candidates are required to: Submit an application...

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Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference Call for Breakout Speakers

Belinda Elliott-Bielecki

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

Category: News and Notices


The Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) planning committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Conference call for breakout speakers. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic will still be of concern for many people at the end of this year; thus, this year's conference will again be virtual and held on the mornings of November 4 and 5.   While these applications will determine the conference content, we encourage presentations to focus on the theme "Building Capacity – Improve....

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Faculty of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series

Patricia Chisholm

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

Category: News and Notices


Dr. Sheri Fabian, Simon Fraser University, will present at the next Faculty of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series meeting on Monday, March 15, from 12 - 1 p.m. The title of her session is “Let the transformation begin: What happens when your class turns into real life.” The zoom meeting’s id and link are below, no passcode is needed.   Sheri has also sent us a brief description for the session: “ In this session, I’ll share a bit about my experience with remote...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Pin files in MS Teams

IT Service Desk

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

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Is your team looking for a way to locate frequently used files quickly and easily? You can pin files to the top of the Files area in Teams using the ‘Pin to top’ option. When you pin a file, it will pin it for everyone in your team to easily find. To pin a file: In Teams, go to the ‘Files’ tab in the appropriate Team and channel. Locate and hover over the file you would like to pin. Click ‘more options’ (three dots) icon....

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Kinesiology Graduate Colloquium

Leslie Harquail

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

Category: News and Notices


Daneka Headley, graduate student in the Faculty of Kinesiology’s MASRS program, will present on the topic, “The Application of Social Innovation in Sport and Recreation" on Friday, Mar. 12 at 10:30 a.m. All are Welcome! Interested in attending? If so, please contact Dr. Jonathon Edwards for the link: Jonathon.edwards@unb.ca  Social innovations seek to serve humanity and address social/human issues. It can be defined as a collective creation of new legitimated social practices...

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UNBF Volunteer Fair Online

UNBF Volunteer Fair

Posted: March 10, 2021 10:25:00 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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There is still time to register for the Certificate in Adult Education Virtual Information Session

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


Are you responsible for teaching or training adults? Would you like to enhance your teaching skills by learning to apply the principles of adult learning? Join us on Wednesday, March 17 for a FREE information session to learn how the 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: News and...

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MAAC Society Online Game Night

Jennifer Bishop

Posted: March 10, 2021 10:19:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


All members of the UNB Community are welcome! Every Tuesday night, from 7 - 9 p.m., the Media Arts & Cultures Student Society hosts an online game night via its discord server. Each week, a variety of online party and strategy games are organized. Event begins at 7 p.m. but drop in anytime and join a game. No special software or previous experience is required. Join the MAAC discord to participate and follow the MAAC Society’s Facebook page for more information about the games being...

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UNB Talks: The Power of LinkedIn and Social Reciprocity

Alumni Office

Posted: March 9, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The UNB Associated Alumni is pleased to offer this UNB Talks professional development event on Wednesday, March 31, from 12-1 p.m. (AST). LinkedIn is no longer optional. Networking has never been more important and LinkedIn is the catalyst to not only help you build a global network, but enable you to effectively brand yourself, own your space, highlight your accomplishments, and offer your unique value proposition. In this workshop, you will learn how to tell your LinkedIn story, how to...

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Mourning the passing of retired staff member H. Orville Scott

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


Please join me in offering condolences to family and friends of retired staff member H. Orville Scott, who passed away on Feb. 19, 2021, in Fredericton. Orville was a member of the department of chemical engineering on UNB’s Fredericton campus. He started with the department in 1962, working as an engineering technician and retiring from his position in 1993. Orville was founding president of the UNB Technical Staff Association, serving from 1971 to 1973, and he enjoyed playing softball...

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Cine Club: Ali

Emily R Lefloch

Posted: March 9, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Join us for UNB Saint John's winter 2021 film series screening of Ali, directed by Michael Mann and starring Will Smith (2001), on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. The film will be introduced by Dr. Eric Weissman, Social Sciences, and you are invited to stay after the screening for the discussion. Open to all members of the UNB community. Running time: 157 min. Scroll down for Microsoft Teams URL ABOUT THE FILM: "'IT'S a funny thing,' says Michael Mann, the director of 'Ali.' 'In Hollywood, the...

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First-Year Student Survey Fall 2020 presentation of results

Dave Decker

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

Category: News and Notices


Please save Thursday, March 11 at 10 a.m. to attend a presentation on the results of the Fall 2020 First-Year Student Survey. This survey provides information from our first-year students about recruitment, on-boarding, and orientation activities and is extremely useful in developing and evolving our approaches. Comparative data from both campuses will be shared. Link to attend the presentation will be circulated before the event.   Meeting Link.   Category: News and Notices Article...

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Announcing the retirement of Kim Wade

Caen Squires

Posted: March 8, 2021 10:37:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Please join us in celebrating and congratulating Kim Wade on her retirement from UNB. After almost 28 years with the University of New Brunswick, starting at the Bookstore in 1993, Kim transitioned to the MMFC in 2014 and has been a familiar face and personality on the UNB Fredericton campus. At the MMFC, Kim has impacted the lives of many; always warm and supportive to her colleagues, as well as the many undergraduate and graduate students associated with the work of the MMFC, whether...

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Do you know a student who would benefit by learning more about Leadership studies?

Jessica Bourque

Posted: March 8, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


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 complexity. All organizations and situations need people who know the fundamentals of...

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Summer Term course registration is now open!

Shawna Kirkbride

Posted: March 5, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Do you have a student in your household who is wondering what to do this summer?   Now is a great time to talk to the student in your life about the benefits of taking an online course during the summer, such as tackling a challenging class, exploring different course offerings or lightening fall and winter term course loads.  Best of all, students can earn three credit hours in as little as three weeks!  Courses are still being added, so check the UNB Timetable for the...

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10 UNB Women #ChoosetoChallenge

Marketing Office

Posted: March 5, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re putting the spotlight on 10 UNB women who #ChoosetoChallenge. While this is just a small sample of the great work being done by women at the University of New Brunswick, we’d like to acknowledge the work of these women and celebrate the strides they have recently been making in their fields. Please visit UNB’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram) on March 8, 2021, and tag more UNB women on...

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UNB professor develops pioneering population genomics book series

Communications Office

Posted: March 5, 2021 10:32:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


A professor and researcher at the University of New Brunswick has developed and is in the process of publishing a pioneering series of books encompassing the world of population genomics. The book series is being published by Springer Nature, and since January 2019 the books and individual chapters have been downloaded thousands of times. Dr. Om Rajora is the editor-in-chief of Population Genomics, the world’s first book series to discuss the concepts, approaches and applications of...

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Celebrating IWD

UNB Communications

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

Category: News and Notices


International Women’s Day is the global celebration of the social, economic and political milestones of women throughout history. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City fighting for voting rights, higher wages and shorter working hours for women.  In 1910, Clara Zetkin, Leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party of Germany and advocate for...

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SAS Software Licences Available to UNB Students, Staff and Faculty

Abbey Fletcher

Posted: March 4, 2021 10:40:00 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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Members of the UNB community recognized for their work during the pandemic

Communications Office

Posted: March 4, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


Eight UNBers have been honoured as part of the province’s “Stepping up for my New Brunswick” program. Nominated by members of the community, the initiative named 89 individuals who stepped up during COVID-19 and contributed to the province’s economic or social recovery efforts. Among those recognized were several UNB staff, faculty members, students and alumni. Check out the complete story here. Category: News and Notices Article Contact Information Contact:...

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UNB students to attend Daughters of the Vote conference

Communications Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Students from the University of New Brunswick are invited to attend the Daughters of the Vote summit, taking place virtually from March 5-8, 2021. Equal Voice established the Daughters of the Vote summit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of select women attaining the right to vote in Canada. Taking place in the same month as International Women’s Day, the program aims to expose young women to Canadian political institutions and inspire them to act in their own communities. Check out...

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New online guides provide information on coping with COVID-19

UNB Communications

Posted: March 3, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The Government of New Brunswick has created two new online guides that offer older adults and caregivers information and tips to help cope with COVID-19. Although the guides have been developed for older adults, they can also be a good source of information for all New Brunswickers to maintain their mental and physical health throughout the pandemic.  The guides, Older Adults’ Wellness During COVID-19: A Guide and Caregiving to Older Adults During COVID-19: A Guide have...

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"Yours in Sisterhood" : An International Women's Day Film Screening

Human Rights & Positive Environment Office

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

Category: News and Notices


"Yours in Sisterhood" :  An International Women's Day Film Screening will be held on Friday, March 12, from 12:30 – 3 p.m., via Microsoft Teams As part of the President’s Diversity Dialogue Series, and in recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, The Human Rights & Positive Environment Office of UNB, in collaboration with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, invite you to join them for a screening of “Yours in Sisterhood," a film...

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"Yours in Sisterhood" : An International Women's Day Film Screening

Human Rights & Positive Environment Office

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

Category: News and Notices


"Yours in Sisterhood" :  An International Women's Day Film Screening will be held on Friday, March 12, from 12:30 – 3 p.m., via Microsoft Teams As part of the President’s Diversity Dialogue Series, and in recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, The Human Rights & Positive Environment Office of UNB, in collaboration with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, invite you to join them for a screening of “Yours in Sisterhood," a film...

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M365 Weekly Highlights: Adding a channel calendar to Microsoft Teams

IT Service Desk

Posted: March 3, 2021 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


M365 highlight of the week: Did you know you can add a calendar to a Microsoft Teams channel? With a similar look and feel to Outlook calendars, Teams channel calendars make your channel events/meetings more accessible and in one spot for your team members.  Note: A channel calendar only shows scheduled meetings for an individual channel, not all channels in the Team. How do I add a calendar to my channel in Teams? In a Teams channel, go to the ‘+’ (add a tab). Select...

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MusicUNB LIVE - Where does the "Art" come in?

Yunjia Dai

Posted: March 3, 2021 10:31:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


MusicUNB LIVE - Where Does The "Art" Come In? will be held on Sunday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Progression series with artists: Nadia Francavilla, Richard Hornsby, Emily Kennedy, Mark Kleyn and Joel LeBlanc. What is art? How do you define what music is? Explore these questions with some of music’s most creative and innovative composers. Experience the music of John Cage, Earl Brown, John Stevens, Steve Reich and John White. Featuring music for all your senses, Nadia Francavilla, Joel...

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Gauge your management skills and get started on your path to success!

Shawna Kirkbride

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

Category: News and Notices


UNB’s online Certificate in Management Essentials (CME) is the perfect program for anyone who wants to grow and develop as a manager.  Want to learn more about the CME? Join us on Friday, Mar. 19 at a free information session to learn how Certificate in Management Essentials will help you develop the skills you need to succeed–and excel–in a management role. The one-hour session starts at 1 p.m. Atlantic (12 p.m. Eastern) and will include an overview of the CME program,...

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Online Student Opinion Survey (SOS) Training for Instructors

Jessa Andrea Canaveral

Posted: March 2, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


The SOS Administrator Team is conducting drop-in sessions to provide instructors an overview of the new online SOS and training on how to complete instructor tasks in the software. 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...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Business Simulation Competition - March 19

Patricia Chisholm

Posted: March 2, 2021 10:38:00 AM AST

Category: News and Notices


We are excited to let you know about this year's Faculty of Business Simulation Competition (formerly the Case Competition). This year things look a little different, so we are moving online to a fully digital simulation competition being held on Friday, March 19, 2021. Teams of two to four third- and fourth-year UNBSJ BBA/BAM students are encouraged to register and show off their entrepreneurial skills for a chance to win great cash prizes, promotional material, and of COURSE, bragging...

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UNBF student venture analysts close an exciting investment deal

Lizabeth Lemon-Mitchell

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

Category: News and Notices


Student venture analysts with the Faculty of Management have completed an exciting round of investment in TrojAI Inc., a Saint John, NB based start-up developing solutions to protect AI platforms from adversarial attacks. As part of their learning in the Venture Assessment course taught in partnership with NBIF, these students conducted due diligence in analyzing NB-based start-ups before selecting TrojAI for investment from UNBF’s Fraser Student Venture Fund. As they focus their...

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Introduction to Regression Workshop

Abbey Fletcher

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

Category: News and Notices


Regression is a powerful statistical tool that is used to understand or to make predictions about the world around us. Join us for a two-part course focusing on what regression is and when and how it is used. The workshop includes a comprehensive introduction to regression methods and its utility. Equipped with this knowledge, participants will feel more confident in their ability to engage in discussions on the use of regression analyses and in interpreting results...

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Cine Club: Embrace of the Serpent

Emily R Lefloch

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

Category: News and Notices


Join us for this UNB Saint John winter 2021 film series screening of Embrace of the Serpent on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. This film was directed by Ciro Guerra (2015). The film will be introduced by Dr. Hepzibah Munoz Martinez, 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: 85 min. Scroll down for Microsoft Teams URL ABOUT THE FILM: In the early 1900s, a young shaman (Nilbio Torres) in the...

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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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UNB’s new online registration system is now available to current students

UNB Registrars Office

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

Category: News and Notices


Colleague Self-Service registration system has replaced WebAdvisor and can be accessed through the myUNB Portal for current students to register for summer term courses. Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 registration will be available March 15.   •    To prevent confusion and ensure a smooth transition, WebAdvisor will be available during the transition period before it is fully decommissioned by June 30, 2021. •    Incoming first-year students,...

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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, from 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...

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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,