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Research shows practice makes perfect for NB surgeons

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


NB-IRDT researchers studied years of data about mortality and short-term complications from three common surgical procedures in New Brunswick. When it comes to minimizing the odds of complications from surgery, New Brunswickers should choose providers who actively and regularly perform a large number of similar surgeries,...

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Celebrating campus and community coming together

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Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


This morning the community celebrated the relocation of the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program to its new Uptown location. The move to UNB’s Grand Hall, the former Scotiabank building in the heart of the city’s business and social core, will augment the MBA program and enhance the student experience through greater...

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Law expert talks cryptocurrency regulation at UNB’s annual Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture

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Posted: Jan 21, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. Allan C. Hutchinson, professor of law at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Dr. Hutchinson will present his talk, The New Crypto World: Governance on The Margins for the forty-first installment of the Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture. “Cryptocurrency is sufficiently...

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Third woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Donna Strickland on Thursday, Jan. 30, for the annual Bryan Priestman Memorial Lecture. In her talk, titled “Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Dr. Strickland will discuss her award-winning research involving the development of chirped pulsed amplification (CPA). This...

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UNB alumna achieves highest score in Atlantic Canada on accountancy exam

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Posted: Jan 16, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB alumna Tiffany Lowe has received top honours in the Chartered Professional Accountants Common Final Examination. Ms. Lowe has been named the 2019 Atlantic’s Honour Roll Gold Medal recipient for obtaining the highest score in Atlantic Canada on the exam. Ms. Lowe graduated with distinction from UNB’s BBA accounting co-op program in May 2017. The co-op program offers students the...

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Election interference is focus of UNB’s next cyber lecture

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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton will host a public lecture focused on election interference presented by Dr. David Thaw, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Dr. Thaw is also founding director of the CyREN Laboratory and an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, blockchain and related law and technology issues. This lecture, which is...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for eighth year

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


For the eighth consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers in 2020. The list, published by Atlantic Business Magazine, recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The evaluation takes into account performance management, training and skills development,...

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UNB’s Summer Institute seeking applications for 12-week paid accelerator program

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is seeking early stage companies with innovative ideas that are interested in participating in the Summer Institute’s 2020 cohort. The Summer Institute, a 12-week interdisciplinary accelerator program that was developed in 2014, accepts five to seven companies each year....

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Study shows New Brunswick library usage increasing

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Posted: Jan 9, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


New Brunswickers still love the province’s traditional libraries despite rapid technological and social change over the past decade, according to research from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick. NB-IRDT researchers looked at numbers of active library cards and how many items (both physical and electronic) were...

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UNB researcher helps refute findings on effects of ocean acidification on reef fish

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


An international research team that includes a University of New Brunswick faculty member has published findings that challenge previous research about the impact of carbon dioxide on coral reef fish behaviour. Dr. Ben Speers-Roesch is an associate professor in biological sciences at UNB Saint John and is one of four Canadian members of the team. The paper was recently published in Nature, one...

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