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UNB’s faculty of education to offer International Baccalaureate programs

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



As of fall 2021, students entering the bachelor of education school years program in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will have the opportunity to earn an International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching and learning certificate along with their degree. UNB is one of three universities in Canada offering the certificate as part of a BEd program, and the only...

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UNB becomes first Canadian university to offer phone services through Microsoft Teams

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick now have full access to their office phone services when working remotely or on campus following the successful migration of UNB’s phone system to Microsoft Teams on Aug. 27. UNB is the first Canadian university to move to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone system run entirely through Teams, a Microsoft app known best for its video meeting,...

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UNB Saint John Athletics, Recreation and Wellness gear up for fall

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



The Athletics, Recreation and Wellness program at University of New Brunswick in Saint John has announced plans for the fall season, with a focus on health and wellness. The emphasis on creating wellness programs during this unprecedented time aims to get everyone moving and interacting with others whilst maintaining social distancing. “Many of us did not have the opportunity to exercise...

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UNB researchers examine gender pay gaps among health care workers before and after the pandemic

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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



A group of researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton are undertaking a research project that will examine trends in gender-related wage gaps among health care workers before and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Many governments provided temporary “pandemic pay” to frontline health care workers fighting COVID-19. What tended to receive less policy attention was the...

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UNB nursing students implement successful community projects through virtual collaboration

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Posted: Sep 18, 2020

Category: myUNB



Over a span of six weeks, nursing students at the University of New Brunswick’s Moncton site completed their course requirements and successfully implemented community projects – entirely in a virtual setting. Using Microsoft Teams and Zoom, students partnered with several community agencies across New Brunswick to provide educational resources and tools for clients who use their...

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UNB Saint John introduces The Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club Series

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Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends. Janie Chang writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. Her first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book...

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Catalyst participants assist businesses with COVID-19 recovery

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



Student participants in the University of New Brunswick’s Catalyst program saw great success over the summer of 2020. Catalyst, supported with funding from the Province of New Brunswick, the ICTC WIL Digital program and the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship program, was designed to support communities as they adapted to and recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. It gave New Brunswick...

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother’s name

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Posted: Sep 16, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


When brothers and UNB alumni William and Graeme MacKinnon decided to honour their late mother Audrey, they knew it had to be in support of students. Audrey did not attend university herself, though she had very much wanted to. When she graduated from Plaster Rock Superior School in 1942, the eldest of seven children, she knew that university would place too much financial hardship on her...

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Google awards UNB researcher funding for FPGAs

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Kenneth Kent has been awarded funding from Google that will be used to help create new tools for designing special computer chips. Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a special type of computer chip that can be reconfigured after manufacturing to create different functionality. The flexibility and reconfigurability of these chips make them...

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UNB partners with Family Plus Life Solutions to expand mental health services

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Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus has signed a memorandum of understanding with counselling provider Family Plus Life Solutions, Inc., strengthening its mental health services for students. The agreement will allow students who require more intense psychotherapy, beyond what UNB counselling services provide, to do so in a way that works within their personal...

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