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UNB mathematicians join research project tackling COVID-19

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Posted: Mar 31, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Two professors from the University of New Brunswick are part of a multi-institutional research project whose work will contribute to the global understanding of COVID-19. Mathematics professor Dr. James Watmough and Dr. Sanjeev Seahra, professor and chair of UNB Fredericton’s department of mathematics and statistics, have joined the Canadian COVID-19 Math Modelling Task Force. This task...

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Fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days brings Thomas Berger to UNB

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Posted: Mar 11, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is hosting its fifth annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on March 12 and 13 at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton, which will feature a keynote presentation by former MP Thomas Berger. This year’s theme is “You Cannot Own Another Life Form: Integrating Indigenous Understandings of Sharing into Land and Resource Use Decisions.” The...

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UNB nursing students promote healthy eating to Saint John schoolchildren

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Posted: Mar 10, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



Nursing students from the University of New Brunswick recently led a healthy eating Lunch and Learn session for 153 children at Hazen White-St. Francis School, as part of the Promise Partnership. Earlier this year, the 50 first-year UNB students presented recommendations and advice from Canada’s Food Guide to the children, their teachers and parents. Groups of students were assigned a...

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UNB and Bangor University sign letter of intent for SMR collaboration

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Posted: Mar 5, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and Bangor University in Wales have signed a letter of intent to work together on the development of small modular reactors, or SMRs. Dr. Willy Cook, a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research at UNB, is part of a national delegation attending the Canada-UK Nuclear Energy Summit in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cook...

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Putting knowledge into action: Venture capitalists in the making with NBIF

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Posted: Mar 3, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Since the fall of 2019, a group of UNB students have been working side-by-side with staff at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to master the tools of venture capitalism. In the next few days they will be putting their knowledge to the test as they join other students from across Canada to compete in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), hosted by Saint Mary’s...

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UNB students win big at Atlantic Engineering Competition

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Posted: Mar 2, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Students from the University of New Brunswick recently competed and took home first and second place prizes in the 2020 Atlantic Engineering Competition (AEC). This year’s competition, which was hosted by UNB Fredericton from Jan. 23 to 26, brought together engineering students from 12 Atlantic Canadian universities to compete in a variety of technical competitions. During the event,...

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Success for UNB law students at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition

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Posted: Feb 28, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Four UNB law students enjoyed success at the Canadian National Negotiation Competition, held on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. The event, hosted by the faculty of law, saw 16 teams from 10 law schools across the country compete in simulated negotiations. The UNB law negotiation team of Danica Jorgenson and David McDonald placed second overall in the two-day...

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UNB co-develops new online tool to support Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Feb 27, 2020

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in three Canadian women, but only one in five Canadian women experiencing IPV access violence services. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick, Western University and the University of British Columbia may have found a solution. iCAN Plan 4 Safety (iCAN) is the first interactive, online health and safety resource of its kind for Canadian...

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UNB and NBCC provide new degree pathway

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Posted: Feb 25, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



The University of New Brunswick and New Brunswick Community College have signed an agreement to provide a new pathway for NBCC’s International Business Management graduates to obtain a master’s degree. “This MOU will further diversify our campus’ MBA program by admitting NBCC students who have completed the post-graduate program and meet eligibility requirements,”...

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UNB launches Climate Change Action Plan

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Posted: Feb 24, 2020

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 and it has created an action plan to fulfill that mission. UNB’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which was developed after extensive public consultation and engagement, is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick. The plan outlines strategies that will help the university make...

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