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UNB celebrates the birth of public education in N B

Communications

Posted: November 30, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is gearing up to celebrate its date of birth in a big way. December 13th marks the 225th anniversary of the inception of public education in this province.  It was on that day in 1785 that seven United Empire Loyalists, displaced by the American Revolution and newly arrived in the New Brunswick wilderness, signed a petition in Saint John asking Governor Thomas...

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Seawolves win AFL crown

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN - It took the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves almost two quarters to get rolling, but once they got the blue and white machine moving the Seawolves bulldozed the University of Dalhousie Tigers 40-6 to win the Moosehead Cup Saturday. Some 600 people braved the near-freezing temperatures at the Canada Games Stadium to watch the Seawolves take to a snow-covered field...

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Inaugural MacGill lecture to challenge perceptions on dealing with child abuse

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The department of philosophy at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus is pleased to announce the first annual Neil W. MacGill lecture in honour of the late faculty member. Neil Whyte MacGill played an influential role during his time at UNB.  With degrees from Cambridge, Edinburgh and Oxford, MacGill came to Fredericton in 1961 to teach philosophy.  He served as department chair...

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Katherine Govier reads from The Ghost Brush in Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Toronto writer Katherine Govier will read from her novel, The Ghost Brush, on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus.Katherine Govier is the author of eight novels and three story collections. Three Views of Crystal Water was a Globe and Mail Book of the Year (2005) and Creation was a New York Times Notable Book (2003). The winner of a City of...

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UNB Nursing students develop workplace wellness policy

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Seven third-year students in the nursing program at the University of New Brunswick Moncton campus have been working on a special health promotion initiative that has the potential to enhance the well-being of government employees in Moncton and across the province. The Community Population Health project began in early September, in cooperation with Service New Brunswick (Moncton) and in...

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Multi award-winning filmmaker and writer to deliver MacNutt Lecture

Communications

Posted: November 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events


Acclaimed Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer and educator Sylvia D. Hamilton is known for her documentary films and publications, public presentations and extensive volunteer work with artistic, social and cultural organizations on the local and national levels.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to welcome Dr. Hamilton as the guest speaker for the 2010-2011 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial...

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UNB Faculty of Education launches Bi-Annual Journal Publication

Communications

Posted: November 16, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the publication of a new thematic education journal, titled Antistasis: a New Brunswick Education Journal.  This publication is rooted in the vision of education as a public good, a theme that is reflected in the inaugural issue, now available. The journal will be published twice a year and submissions are...

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Toronto Entrepreneur Creates Engineering Scholarship at UNB

Communications

Posted: November 15, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

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Lorne Berggren, a successful Toronto-area businessman, has contributed $100,000 to establish a scholarship at the University of New Brunswick.  The Lorne Berggren Scholarship supports students in the mechanical engineering program who have an interest in entrepreneurship. “UNB gave me the head start I needed to get my companies off the ground, and it is my hope that this scholarship will...

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UNB President Eddy Campbell to build on long-standing relationship with Bhutan

Communications

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

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell will visit Bhutan this week to build on the long and trusted relationship that has developed between the university and the small Buddhist Kingdom. The bond between Canada and Bhutan goes back more than four decades, when Canadian Jesuit William Mackey went to Bhutan to establish a secular secondary school system at the request of the Royal...

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UNB Saint John researchers and Saint John Police partner to tackle domestic violence - CBC

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


The Saint John Police Force is assisting in a research study taking an in-depth look at domestic violence. The force is partnering in a research project at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John that will examine 200 randomly chosen cases of domestic violence in the city since 2004. Sgt. Joe Oliver, with the force's Family Protection Unit, said the findings of the research could help...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor...

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UNB Fredericton Faculty of Kinesiology announces Dean s List for 2009-10

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Seventy-nine students in the faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of kinesiology, Wayne Albert, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2009-10 academic year, 421 students were enrolled...

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UNB researchers involved in NASA-funded research project on St John River watershed

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A million dollar project funded by NASA will include the work of two researchers from the University of New Brunswick. Brigitte Leblon and Armand LaRocque are part of a multidisciplinary team studying three major watersheds in New Brunswick and Maine.  They are examining the Androscoggin/Kennebec, Penobscot and St. John rivers, and the Gulf of Maine to see how much water, carbon and nutrients...

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Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2009-10

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and six students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The acting dean of arts, Weiqiu Yu, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.  During the 2009-10 academic year, 1,310 students were enrolled...

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UNB Fredericton Faculty of Science announces Dean s List for 2009-10

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


One hundred and ninety-seven students in the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2009-10. The dean of science, David Magee, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2009-10 academic year, 747 students were...

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UNB Saint John Offers new international learning opportunity for students

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John will soon have a unique opportunity to study abroad in the United States and Mexico.  UNBSJ is a partner in a six-university consortium that has received $450,000 from the Canadian, American and Mexican governments to fund a student-exchange and research project.  The funding will help promote and enhance international learning and build...

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Award-winning author Richard Wright reads from Mr Shakespeare s Bastard as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Richard B. Wright will read from his new novel, Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard B. Wright is the multi-award-winning author of 11 novels, among them Clara Callan (2001), winner of three major awards – the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Book Award. In the same year, Wright was...

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science to honour students

Communications

Posted: November 1, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Computer Science is pleased to honour Dean’s List students, along with winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards during its upcoming 2010 awards ceremony.  The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Delta Fredericton Hotel.  The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. ...

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UNB to host national research day on intimate partner violence

Communications

Posted: November 1, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Engaging our Communities: Working Together to End Intimate Partner Violence. That is the theme of National Research Day 2010, being held at the University of New Brunswick Nov. 4 and 5. The conference is being hosted by UNB’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, in partnership with the Canadian Alliance of Research Centres on Violence and the Canadian observatory on the...

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