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16 UNB students become Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Sixteen students at the University of New Brunswick have achieved distinction as the 2011 recipients of the Sir Howard Douglas Award. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talent in many ways. “These 16 individuals are remarkable students,” said Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of UNB.  “These young men and women excel academically and...

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Author Valerie Compton to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Author Valerie Compton will read from her novel, Tide Road on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Valerie Compton is the author of numerous short stories, published in The Malahat Review, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Riddle Fence, Grain, and other journals. Her non-fiction appears in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Citizen and elsewhere. She is the...

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Ideas that Matter lecture tackles teens and the Internet

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, Events, myUNB


A free public lecture, Tweeting, Texting, Teens and Chat: The Internet and Sex in the Lives of Youth, will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Tom Morrison Theatre at Fredericton High School. It will be given by Lucia O’Sullivan, the Canada Research Chair in Adolescent Sexual Health Behaviour and a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick. She is the third lecturer...

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McCain visiting professor to talk about climate change in Antarctica

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events


Bernd Kulessa, Harrison McCain visiting professor, will deliver a public talk entitled Climate, Sea Level and Fast Flow of Polar Ice Masses - Causes and Effects on Wednesday, March 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton. Dr. Kulessa is a senior lecturer in glaciology and geophysics at the College of Science at Swansea University, U.K.  This talk will present the...

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Reception to celebrate CMA Canada s Accreditation of University of New Brunswick s Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Accounting Program

Communications

Posted: March 28, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


FREDERICTON, NB, March 25, 2011 – A special reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Center at University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus on March 30th to celebrate CMA Canada’s accreditation of the university’s Bachelor of Business Administration, Honours in Accounting program. Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), the world leader in shaping...

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Former UNB president remembered as a national treasure

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


FREDERICTON - Former University of New Brunswick president John Anderson is being remembered as a visionary conversationalist and a "national treasure." Anderson died Thursday, at his home in St. Andrews. He was 84 years old. "Embracing the philosophy that people should always do the type of work they like to do, Dr. Anderson again and again pursued new challenges, from being a high...

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UNB shuts out McGill wins men s hockey championship - TSN ca

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


FREDERICTON - Luke Gallant had a goal and two assists as the No. 1 University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds shut out the No. 2 McGill Redmen 4-0 to capture the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey title. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtWhOCvxqMU&hd=1 Daine Todd had a pair of goals and Matt Fillier also scored as UNB won its fourth Cavendish Cup title. Travis Fullerton was once again...

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UNB researcher finds teens from military families face unique stressors during deployments

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The findings of the first-ever Canadian study of adolescents in military families were released today in Oromocto, N.B., by a team led by University of New Brunswick researcher Deborah Harrison. The study found that students from Oromocto High School who recently had a parent deployed to Afghanistan worried that the parent would either not return home or would return home “different.”  They...

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UNB Saint John mentoring program paying huge dividends

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media, myUNB


SAINT JOHN - When UNBSJ students come to Hazen-White/St. Francis School to visit their young peers, they see a prospective university scholar in every eager face. Their issue is poverty of opportunity, not of brains," says city councillor Peter McGuire. "These are bright and really good kids." McGuire is community engagement facilitator, vice-president's office, UNBSJ and, under his...

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UNB Varsity Reds win overtime thriller to capture AUS title - Daily Gleaner

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, In the Media


The Atlantic University Sport men's hockey conference final was good to the last shot. University of New Brunswick captain Kyle Bailey scored the series-winner 3:43 into sudden-death overtime to lift the Varsity Reds to a thrilling 5-4 victory in the fifth and deciding game Friday night before 3,650 fans packed into the Aitken University Centre. Bailey drew a penalty when he was hooked to the...

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UNB researcher to lead Canadian research initiatives to address water shortages and flooding

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Within a single generation, recent studies show, water demand in many countries will exceed supply by an estimated 40 per cent, with one-third of humanity having half the water required for life’s basic needs.  In flood-prone places, meanwhile, catastrophic flood events normally expected once a century can now be expected every 20 years instead. Kelly Munkittrick, University of New Brunswick...

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11 Minutes 11 Muscles

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events, UNB Saint John


If you only had 11 minutes, what would you say? We’re giving extraordinary people 11 minutes on stage. They’ll be using 11 muscles to talk. You’ll be inspired, captivated, and entertained. Together we’ll help those in our community living with Muscular Dystrophy! 11 Minutes/11 Muscles is an event conceived and organized by students in UNB’s MBA professional development class to support...

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UNB continues high-impact series by examining the future of Canadian peacekeeping

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


An exciting new speaker series presented by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton continues this week with a discussion on the rebuilding of peacekeeping traditions after the Canadian Forces leave Afghanistan. Lee Windsor, the deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, will give the lecture, Is Canadian Peacekeeping Dead?, on...

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UNB Saint John is diggin it

Communications

Posted: March 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John is diggin’ it University of New Brunswick Saint John is home of the 2011 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships March 10-12 March 9, 2011, SAINT JOHN NB: The highly-anticipated Associated Alumni Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Volleyball Championship is set to begin tomorrow at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. The UNB Saint...

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Aurian Haller to Read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, Events


The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB department of English, the UNB Bookstore, and Goose Lane Editions are proud to present a reading by Aurian Haller, who will read from his novel, Song of the Taxidermist, on Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building Lounge. Books will be available for purchase and Aurian will be pleased to autograph your copy.For more information, a link...

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Ideas that Matter speaker series welcomes Lee Windsor


Communications

Posted: March 7, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A free public lecture, Is Canadian Peacekeeping Dead, will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Tilley 102 Auditorium on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus. It will be given by Lee Windsor, the deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. He is the second lecturer to present in the inaugural Ideas that Matter speaker series.  The exciting...

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UNB prof students team up to pitch new sharper surveillance technology - NB Business Journal

Communications

Posted: March 7, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The Christmas tree is stolen from the lobby of your apartment building. Fortunately the building is equipped with security cameras and the thieves are caught on its footage. Unfortunately, however, the pictures are so grainy there's no way anyone in the building will recognize the grinches. Enter Scene Sharp. The Fredericton start-up, one of six finalists in the New Brunswick Innovation...

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Author Annabel Lyon reads from The Golden Mean as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Author Annabel Lyon will read from her debut novel, The Golden Mean on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Annabel Lyon’s debut novel, The Golden Mean (2009), won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and a Governor General’s Award. Her short fiction collection Oxygen was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and The Best...

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UNB s visiting Writer-in-Residence John Barton reads from Hymn as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Poet John Barton will read from his novel, Hymn on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Club (Ward Chipman Library Building) on the Saint John campus. Hymn is Barton's ninth collection of poetry. His earlier work has earned him three Archibald Lampman Awards, an Ottawa Book Award and a National Magazine Award. Barton is editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay...

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UNB s Renaissance College set for 10-year anniversary

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, myUNB


FREDERICTON - In a stately Victorian era home a few blocks from the University of New Brunswick's main campus, Renaissance College is a hub of activity. Students, faculty and staff stream in and out, stopping to exchange greetings, share notes or catch up on research. For a decade, Renaissance College has offered the country's first leadership studies bachelor program. "The word renaissance...

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