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Updated app aids women experiencing violent relationships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) can now access a new and improved interactive health and safety app to help them assess their situation and plan next steps. The myPlan Canada app is the latest version of iCAN Plan 4 Safety (iCAN), the first interactive online health and safety resource of its kind for Canadians experiencing IPV. The app was co-developed by UNB, the...

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Seemingly scary fish important for marine life in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media



Despite recent fears over a fish that has a powerful suction cup mouth with rows of circular teeth, the eel-like creature has been in New Brunswick waters for a very long time. In fact, any body of water that connects to the ocean could see the presence of the frightening-looking fish – known as the sea lamprey. Research out of the University of New Brunswick gives us a more in-depth...

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Natasha Simon named Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre Director

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



I am pleased to announce that Natasha Simon has been named Nikanahtpat (Director) of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, effective July 1, 2020. Nikanahtpat is a Wolastoqey term meaning “one who leads by mind, body and spirit.” Natasha is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog, N.B. In her personal and professional lives, she has worked tirelessly to center Indigenous knowledge systems and...

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Nine UNBers make finals for Atlantic AquaHacking Challenge

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB



The Atlantic Canadian division of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation’s AquaHacking Challenge has announced its five finalist teams, with nine UNB students and alumni making the cut. AquaHacking Challenges are nine-month programs held across Canada in which competitors work to solve water-related problems, including issues with potability and industrial pollution. The Atlantic version...

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UNB announces Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 29, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Beaverbrook Scholarships and the commitment to shaping future leaders at UNB. This year’s recipients are Julia Dupuis, David...

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UNB research focuses on life satisfaction after traumatic spinal cord injury

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



A study, conceived and designed by a University of New Brunswick PhD candidate, is examining the perceptions and reality of life satisfaction following traumatic spinal cord injuries. “An Examination of Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Induced Quadriplegia and Paraplegia: Comparing Society’s Expectations to Patient Reported Life Satisfaction” was...

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UNB Makerspace partners with NB Power to 3D-print COVID-19 relief materials

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 24, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



NB Power and UNB are no strangers to working together on innovative and impactful projects. The Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart-Grid Technologies was formed in 2017 to create synergies and research partnerships, and the Smart Grid Innovation Network has been a collaboration with the two partners, along with others, since 2016. The team at NB Power work hard every day to keep the...

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UNB graduate students earn $2.5 million in federal scholarships

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John



Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick enjoyed unparalleled success in the 2020 spring competitions for scholarships with the Government of Canada Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR). Topping the list of awards was an unprecedented three Vanier Scholarships, which is Canada’s most competitive and prestigious national scholarship for graduate students. The awards are valued...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 23, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John



June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This represents a time where we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples, and recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, is an opportunity for the broader community to learn, appreciate and acknowledge the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis...

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New UNB Nursing Chair to support Indigenous health and nurses

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 19, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



A recent investment of nearly $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Canadian Nurses Foundation will enable the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing to gain capacity in the field of Indigenous health, focused on strengthening relationships, forming new community partnerships and improving...

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