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Black history event was a feast for the senses

Kayla Cormier

Posted: Feb 28, 2024

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



“Pray tell: What sight? What sound? What smell?” These were words recited by spoken word artist Sochane Campbell at the Black History Through the Senses event last Thursday evening. The event took place on the Fredericton campus on Feb. 15 and in Saint John at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on Feb. 22. as part of a series of Black History Month initiatives at the University of New...

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Campus food banks help students break the cycle of poverty

Alex Graham

Posted: Feb 20, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



New easy to access food bank services for non-perishable goods have opened on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton and Saint John campuses to help students struggling to make ends meet. “Cost of living, tuition, students facing inflation, textbook costs, housing costs. It’s a whole affordability thing right now, and it’s us trying to navigate that,” said...

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UNB men’s hockey team finishes undefeated season before sellout crowd

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 13, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



It was a banner week for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) REDS men’s hockey team, which capped an undefeated regular season with a 9-1 victory over the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Panthers on Saturday night in Fredericton. The REDS finished the regular season with 30 wins and no losses, the first U SPORTS team with a perfect record since the Western Mustangs went 24-0...

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University of New Brunswick Announces 2023-2024 Primrose Scholars Recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 13, 2024

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release. The $40,000 Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships reward outstanding local students The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2023-2024 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Kate McLeod and Avery Thomas. Valued at $40,000 over four years, the Arthur and Sandra...

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At UNB, kinesiology students help support athletes’ health and wellbeing

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: Feb 8, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick (UNB) kinesiology students who participate in the Integrated Support Team (IST) Practicum play a critical role in supporting the university’s top athletes at home and on the road – often while sitting courtside. “We travel with the teams, we get to sit courtside with them and that is something special that I don’t think you can get anywhere...

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How Dr. Jonathon Edwards expanded access to basketball for Fredericton youth

Alex Graham

Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



Contributing to the sports world was something Jonathon Edwards always thought he would do. What he didn’t envision is that it would be for a sport he knew very little about – basketball. “I come from the hockey world. Everything’s been hockey. And when you have kids, you think they’re going to gravitate toward that,” said Edwards, the University of New...

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University of New Brunswick announces new Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release A new scholarship opportunity will now be available to student athletes in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) REDS Track and Field Program thanks to a $200,000 leadership gift from The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation. The $4,000 Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarship will be bestowed upon one member of the REDS women's track and field...

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Dr. Kevin Englehart honoured for groundbreaking work in upper limb prosthetics

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: Feb 1, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) researcher has been recognized by the world's largest technical professional organization. Dr. Kevin Englehart (BScEE ’89, MScEE ’92, PhD ’99), professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of the school of graduate studies, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as of the beginning...

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UNB kicks off Black history month with bi-campus events

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 1, 2024

Category: Press Releases



For immediate release February is Black history month and beginning on Feb. 1, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is kicking off a series of events across our campuses to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and achievements of Black Canadians. All month long, UNB is partnering with community organizations to present a series of dynamic and interactive initiatives. These include film series,...

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Education program inspires Wabanaki students to become teachers in their communities

Alex Graham

Posted: Jan 31, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



Shelley Solomon of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) was not expecting to be among the first graduates from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Wabanaki bachelor of education program alongside her two daughters, Dorian and Heaven. But now she hopes their story can encourage other Indigenous women to take a look at the innovative program. “It was awesome to be able to do it...

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