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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19. The goal of the IPSW is to connect researchers in industry, non-profit organizations and academia. During the workshop, six organizations from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

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Posted: Jul 12, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on...

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UNB research lab receives federal funding for spruce budworm study

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A research lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding for a study into the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks on the environment and climate change. Dr. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at UNB Fredericton, and his research lab have received more than $400,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s...

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National Geographic features UNB graduate’s essay

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Posted: Jul 11, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick alumnus has published an essay on North Atlantic right whale deaths in the National Geographic. Tom Cheney’s article focuses on six recent deaths of the critically endangered mammals, which are edging closer to extinction. Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales are left. The piece also references research from Dr. Kim Davies, an assistant professor of...

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Angélique W. Simpson named Director of UNB Development and Donor Relations

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Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB is pleased to announce that Angélique W. Simpson (LLB ’07) has been selected as UNB’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations.  A UNB alumna and lawyer, Angélique left private practice 10 years ago to become more involved with projects that strengthen Atlantic Canada. Her first bi-campus leadership role at UNB was as Director of International Recruitment,...

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UNB Board of Governors reappoints chair and vice-chair

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Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Larry Hachey, a well-known community leader from Quispamsis, N.B., has been reappointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for an additional two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, who is currently the president and CEO of Canlease Inc., an equipment finance company, has served as chair of UNB’s Board of Governors since 2017 and has been a member...

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Funding for bridging program to train nurses

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Posted: Jul 5, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The licensed practical nurse (LPN) bachelor of nursing bridge program, which helps train LPNs to become registered nurses, will be reintroduced at the University of New Brunswick to help address the province’s nursing shortage. The funding will support 24 LPNs in the program at the university’s Saint John campus beginning in January 2020, with a May 2022...

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UNB professor named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

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Posted: Jul 4, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Ali Ghorbani of the University of New Brunswick has received an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, recognizing his inspiring achievements and leadership. Dr. Ghorbani is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, a professor of computer science on the UNB Fredericton campus, and director of UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which he established in 2016. Moving to...

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Message from UNB President Dr. Paul Mazerolle

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Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Mazerolle assumed the role of UNB President on July 1, 2019. I am honoured to begin today in the role as the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. Universities are amazing places for transforming the future for students,...

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UNB student wins Startup Canada pitch competition

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Posted: Jun 28, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A co-op student from the University of New Brunswick won a pitch competition at the Startup Canada awards ceremony on June 11. Ashley Vaughan, who will enter her fourth year in the faculty of business at UNB Saint John this September, is completing her final co-op term at Millennia TEA at the end of August. Millennia TEA is an early stage company based out of Saint John with a unique product....

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