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UNB researcher receives 1 4 Million to continue work in paper production

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


According to Yonghao Ni, director of the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research and Education Centre at the University of New Brunswick, the Canadian pulp and paper industry needs research and innovation to stay competitive in the world market.“Pulp and paper is Canada’s largest manufacturing industry and has been a world leader in technological advances,” said Dr. Ni. “However, its dominance is...

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Aitken House wins energy reduction competition

Communications

Posted: March 26, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Aitken House at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton was the winner of The Atlantic University and College Electrical Consumption Reduction Energy Challenge, which is a regional challenge for residences across the Atlantic Provinces.There were 37 residences from seven campuses that participated in the challenge with more than 6,000 students involved in reducing energy usage.Kevin Roy,...

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UNB grad students making a difference on land in water and in outer space

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Three University of New Brunswick graduate students are working on solutions to some important economic, health and safety issues here on Earth and in outer space.Their research has earned them 2009 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, which are awarded under the federal government’s Canada Graduate Scholarships Program. Valued at $6,000 each, they are designed to help offset the costs of...

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Education Professor s Gift will Support Future Teachers

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A bequest from a former faculty member at the University of New Brunswick will create scholarships for students in the bachelor of education program. The late Florence Swan donated $160,000 to support aspiring teachers from New Brunswick, with financial need, through the Florence Swan Memorial Scholarship fund. "Education was very important to her family," said Dr. Swan's niece, Elizabeth...

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Upcoming Dineen Lecture looks at the wonder of scientific simulation

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This year’s University of New Brunswick Dineen Lecture will feature a lecture by Suhas Patankar.Dr. Patankar’s lecture is entitled Wonder of Scientific Simulation. He will speak on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. The UNB Fredericton lecture will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall. The UNB Saint John talk will be held on Friday, March...

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Historian and UNB Honorary Degree Recipient Wins Holberg International Memorial Prize

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Historian and UNB honorary degree recipient Natalie Zemon Davis has won the prestigious Holberg International Memorial Prize given by the Norwegian parliament. Dr. Zemon Davis is a social history pioneer who has “given much to the world. But to Canada she have given one additional gift: the vision of a history made universal by its expansion to include all human beings and made whole by its...

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Author to read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, Events


The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by R. W. Gray on Monday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at UNB Fredericton. Gray will be reading from his new short story collection, Crisp. The stories meditate on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. For more information, contact...

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Newest Sir Howard Douglas Scholars Poised to Make a Difference

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Twenty two students at the University of New Brunswick have achieved distinction as the 2010 recipients of the Sir Howard Douglas Award. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talent at the university, in their communities and around the world. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars see opportunity where others see obstacles,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell....

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UNB researcher working to enhance cod aquaculture in Atlantic Canada

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The collapse of the wild cod fishery off the east coast of Canada has led to a surge of interest in Atlantic cod farming. Cod aquaculture has the potential to stimulate Atlantic Canada’s economy through research and innovation, economic diversity and employment, especially in communities that relied heavily on the wild cod fishery. However, as with all new farming endeavours, parasites can...

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Cancelled - International Development panel discussion at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will be hosting a panel discussion entitled The Canadian Government's Role in International Development.The panel discussion will take place Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the President's Room, of the Alumni Memorial Building, at UNB Fredericton. A reception will take place before the panel discussion at 6...

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Beth Powning to read from her book The Sea Captain s Wife

Communications

Posted: March 10, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Beth Powning will read from The Sea Captain’s Wife on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. When Sussex, New Brunswick novelist Beth Powning published her first novel, The Hatbox Letters –described as “a stunning debut” by The Globe and Mail – she had already published three works of non-fiction. Her memoir,...

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Chief of Metepenagiag Mi kmaq Nation to deliver Pacey Lecture

Communications

Posted: March 9, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


What is the future of First Nations in Atlantic Canada?Noah Augustine, chief of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation, will give his insights into transforming dependency into self-sufficiency, good governance and a future for First Nations children when he delivers this year’s University of New Brunswick W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture.He will speak at the UNB Saint John campus on Tuesday, March...

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Men s Seawolves volleyball team heading to nationals

Communications

Posted: March 8, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


After a three-game sweep against the Holland College Hurricanes in front of a packed gymnasium at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, the Men’s Seawolves Volleyball Team was declared ACAA champions and had secured a spot at nationals for the second year in a row.Chika Ikejiani, the Seawolve’s captain and fourth year bachelor of science student in biology and psychology, says it means...

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Poet Robyn Sarah to read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a reading by Robyn Sarah, one of Canada’s foremost poets and critics.The reading will be held on Monday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge at the UNB Fredericton campus.Sarah will be reading from her new poetry collection, Pause for Breath. Her well-crafted and lyrical poems examine the daily life of women and the...

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Scientist returns to UNB for computer science annual lecture

Communications

Posted: March 3, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton


The Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host its annual lecture on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Dineen Auditorium at Head Hall, 15 Dineen Drive. This year’s lecturer will be Colin Ware, director of data visualization research lab at the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. The lecture is entitled The...

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Two UNB Researchers Receive Major Health Research Grants

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two University of New Brunswick researchers have received research grants of close to $1 million to carry out projects that will improve health services for New Brunswickers. The funding was awarded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, a funding partner in the PHSI...

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