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UNB hosts debut of Willie O’Ree documentary, Willie

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 16, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting the sold-out debut screening of Willie, the 89-minute documentary chronicling the life of Willie O’Ree, as part of the Halifax-based FIN Atlantic Film Festival. Willie is being premiered at UNB on Monday, Sept. 16, in partnership with the National Hockey League, Burst productions and the FIN International Film...

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UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Four researchers from the University of New Brunswick are participating in Canada’s largest dementia research network. Drs. Chris McGibbon, Shelley Doucet, Alison Luke and Sandra Magalhaes will explore a wide range of topics related to dementia falling under three main themes: prevention, treatment and quality of life. Last June, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)...

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UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. Selected start-ups...

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Author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2019-2020 season with author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell reading from The Waiting Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Marco Polo Room at Parkland (Shannex), 40 Vitality Way, and again at 7 p.m. at the Kennebecasis Valley Public Library. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, longtime supporter of the Lorenzo...

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Shifting manufacturing into higher gear can alleviate the impact of demographic challenges

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 11, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


University of New Brunswick researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector in...

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Making more affordable and accessible electronic devices

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 11, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Barry A. Blight, an associate professor from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is interested in taking advantage of the fundamental assembly of molecules in nature to develop more efficient, affordable and accessible electronic devices. The interactions and assemblies that he’s focusing on are similar to those found in protein folding and DNA...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates first official cohort

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 6, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On September 5, 2019, 13 companies from across the Atlantic region celebrated their graduation from the University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program. These companies were the first cohort to participate in the new program. The program is designed to help local firms scale up, with a focus on...

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Harriet Irving Library Research Commons at UNB to open Fall 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 5, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Construction of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons has begun on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The development of the Research Commons, supported by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, will transform the entire third floor of the Harriet Irving Library into a modern, interdisciplinary, research-driven...

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UNBers’ first feature length film to premiere at international film festival

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 5, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will premiere their first feature length film at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Dr. Rob Gray, a professor in the English department and Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, will screen their film, Entropic, on Friday, Sept. 13. The film, which was...

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We all have a stake in the strength of higher education in New Brunswick

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

Posted: Sep 4, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The following commentary appeared in the Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “We all have stake in higher education in N.B.” Recent commentary on the role, value and accountability of universities in New Brunswick have painted a picture that universities are over-funded, unaccountable, and not preparing students for the future. Having worked at...

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