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UNB recognizes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Posted: Dec 4, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick community will recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, on Sunday, Dec. 6, with a series of virtual events. The day marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women, many of whom were engineering students, on Dec. 6, 1989, at École Polytechnique in Montréal. UNB remembers the women whose lives were taken in this...

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UNB launches UNBSafe mass notification system

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Posted: Dec 3, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to unveil UNBSafe on its Fredericton campus and Moncton site. UNBSafe is a new mass communication tool to send notifications to the university in urgent situations that pose an immediate safety or security risk to our community. UNBSafe is a comprehensive tool with additional notification mediums, including a mobile app. Notifications will only be sent...

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NB-IRDT publishes preliminary results of COVID-19 recovery research

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training has published preliminary results of its research into community resiliency in COVID-19 recovery, identifying which areas of the province may be at greater risk of negative outcomes. The research, led by Dr. Sandra Magalhaes of the University of New Brunswick, examines COVID-19 risk indicators to support community planning and...

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UNB, NBCC host leaders in mental health nursing education summit

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of nursing and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) are co-hosting a virtual Leaders in Mental Health Nursing education summit on Monday, Nov. 30. The summit, which is funded by the Government of New Brunswick Nursing Resource Strategy, will determine the New Brunswick context of mental health care, the needs across the lifespan and the...

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UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership celebrates 10 years

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Posted: Nov 26, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



As UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership marks its 10th anniversary, former participant Kendra Eatman is reflecting on her experience with the program. Since its inception in 2010, the Promise Partnership has provided educational support and opportunities to hundreds of Saint John youth. The initiative works to close the educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic...

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Michael Marin appointed dean of law at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Michael Marin has been named dean of UNB’s faculty of law. Professor Marin joined the law school in July 2016, after four years at the University of Ottawa, where he was a full-time professor and founding academic director of the Business Law Clinic. In 2018, he was appointed associate dean of UNB Law, and in July 2020 he took on the role of acting dean. Professor Marin has assumed major...

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Future Skills Centre joins with Atlantic Canada partners to enhance skills training

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Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has announced a $4.3-million investment into two new partnerships in Atlantic Canada that will advance the region’s skills development agenda. College Transformation des Collèges, a project of Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA), will receive $3.45 million to generate evidence on skills gaps in priority sectors that the college system needs to address;...

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East coast-west coast partnership cements vision for Health and Technology District Saint John

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Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



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...

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UNB event marks 50 years since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

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Posted: Nov 20, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John



The faculties of arts on the UNB Fredericton and Saint John campuses will host a special virtual panel event on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (RCSW) on Monday, Nov. 23. The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was established in 1967 and issued its final report in 1970, which included 167 recommendations to reduce gender inequality in Canada. “When the Royal...

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Right whale glider project successfully completes first season of detection

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Posted: Nov 19, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



A collaboration between the University of New Brunswick and Transport Canada to detect North Atlantic right whales using an underwater acoustic glider has been hailed a success in its first year. The initiative, led by Dr. Kimberley Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, used an autonomous underwater glider equipped with a digital acoustic monitoring device to detect several species of large...

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