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UNB researchers awarded nearly $5 million in natural sciences and engineering research funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Category: Press Releases



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded $4,966,756 in new research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The funding was announced on June 14 by the Government of Canada as part of a $693.8 million bundle. “Funding support from our federal tri-agency partners is an important part of our community’s ability to...

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David Myles joins J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick as Cultural Fellow

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 12, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning musician and cultural advocate David Myles as its new cultural fellow. In this role, Myles will bring his extensive experience in the arts and his passion for fostering cultural growth to the Centre, examining the connection between creativity, innovation, technology and...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces $1-million Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation led by River Philip Foundation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 12, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation that will accelerate New Brunswick’s digital economy. This strategy is made possible by a $1 million investment led by the River Philip Foundation. The McKenna Institute’s Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation aims to bridge the rural-urban divide...

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Games for change raise student awareness of Indigenous culture

Alex Graham

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



When University of New Brunswick (UNB) student Arnab Taranga saw a group of his friends gathered at a campus hangout in intense conversation, he knew he’d put the pieces together for an impactful awareness campaign. “I’m very bad at puzzles,” Taranga laughed. However, as the co-founder of Heart to Heart, which is a partnership program between the UNB Fredericton...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces investment in digital agriculture led by McCain Foods

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce a landmark $3.75 million investment from a partnership led by McCain Foods and other New Brunswick institutions that will revolutionize digital agriculture, progress regenerative farming practices and minimize the impact of climate change on farmland. Over the next five years, McCain Foods is committing...

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Indigenous History Month 2024: A year-in-review toward reconciliation

Kayla Cormier

Posted: Jun 6, 2024

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) community is commemorating National Indigenous History Month in June and honouring the remarkable contributions of the Wabanaki people. Throughout this month, we will share new stories highlighting Indigenous Peoples, their voices, knowledge, cultures and ways of being. To begin, we want to reflect on the stories and initiatives undertaken over the past...

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Interdisciplinary research team aims to create better outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: Jun 5, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



A group of researchers is combining their broad range of talents to take on one of our most expensive and life-altering sets of injuries. Together, they will bridge the communication and knowledge gaps between disciplines in the hopes of creating better outcomes for those experiencing spinal cord injuries (SCI). To help support their endeavour, the research team has been awarded $250,000 in...

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UNB and JDI announce 2024 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 5, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB. Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is among the university's most prestigious awards. “Providing talented young New Brunswickers with...

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Statement from the President

Paul Mazerolle

Posted: May 31, 2024

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Over the past three weeks, members of the UNB and greater Fredericton and Saint John communities have engaged in peaceful protests on each campus in relation to the war in Gaza. On the Fredericton campus, protests have occurred mostly on Wednesdays. On the Saint John campus, they have occurred each day of the work week, organized largely by two members of the UNB community. It is noteworthy...

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New dean of science will emphasize ‘outward-facing’ approach

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 30, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



The incoming dean of the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) plans to foster outside collaborations while building on the faculty’s numerous existing strengths in fundamental science. Dr. Sanjeev Seahra will step into the role on July 1 for a five-year term, replacing acting dean Dr. P.T. Jayachandran. Seahra has been a faculty member in the department of...

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