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Black History Month posters share stories of Black New Brunswickers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 26, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



A poster exhibit on display at the Market Square Saint John Free Public Library is telling the stories of 28 prominent Black New Brunswickers during Black History Month. The Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers campaign is a collaboration between the UNB Art Centre, the Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the Black History Month...

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UNB teams up with Saint John Energy to improve network efficiency and lower environmental impact

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



A team of UNB researchers have been working in partnership with Saint John Energy to develop integrated technology solutions for smart grid initiatives to maximize energy efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint. Saint John Energy and UNB’s Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies began the pilot project in 2019 and have been getting excellent results...

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UNB research projects receive funding to support healthy aging for seniors

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



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. On Feb. 12, the Province of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced 39 applied research projects that have been approved under the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. “Healthy aging remains...

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UNB, Mount Allison sign new memorandum of understanding

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Two of New Brunswick’s public universities have signed a new agreement that will enable students to easily continue their post-secondary education in the province. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Mount Allison University (MtA) have established the MtA Pathway program to assist current undergraduate students at Mount Allison in continuing their studies in several of UNB’s...

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MacNutt Memorial Lecture delves into emotional history of Atlantic Canadian political economy

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Posted: Feb 12, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton



In a region where strong feelings are often mixed into the cool scientific voice of political economy, would Atlantic Canada benefit from developing a history of emotions? Dr. Shirley Tillotson asks this question and will present her research at UNB’s W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Feb. 16. Atlantic Canada’s historiography combines political economy with a mix of other...

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UNBers named McCall MacBain Scholarship finalists

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Posted: Feb 12, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



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...

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UNB and NB Power announce continuation of important research, supported by federal funds

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Posted: Feb 11, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and NB Power have announced the continuation of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) research project, supporting the Mactaquac dam renewal project. Phase II of MAES, led by UNB’s Dr. Allen Curry, a professor of biology, forestry and environmental management, and fellow and science director of UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute, continues the...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Uzma Jalaluddin

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 10, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



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...

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Cultivating tomorrow’s forests: UNB researcher helping grow silviculture knowledge for a more sustainable future

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Posted: Feb 8, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Researchers from the University of New Brunswick will be part of a five-year, $5.1-million cross-Canada project advancing science and innovation in silviculture. The Silva21 collaborative initiative builds on existing national efforts to bring together stakeholders from governments, communities, industries and universities, with a goal of improving knowledge, approaches and tools in forest...

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UNB honours Black History Month

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Posted: Feb 1, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



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...

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