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New Brunswick s demographic challenges examined by UNB professor

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, 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 how the province’s demographics are changing and how that will affect New Brunswick’s economic growth and self-sufficiency. Michael Haan, the Canada Research Chair in Population and Social Policy and a UNB economics and sociology professor,...

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The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception Provide Support for UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


With a gift of $50,000 in support of the University Commons Writing Centre, the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception have furthered their 156-year focus on education and young people. “From the earliest days, the spirit of our congregation included the education of young people in ways that sparked confidence and vitality,” said Sister Mary Beth McCurdy, congregational leader of the Sisters of...

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New Brunswick s demographic challenges subject of public lecture

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


A free public lecture, Can New Brunswick’s Population Time Bomb be Defused, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte St. Arts Centre. It will be given by Michael Haan, the Canada Research Chair in Population and Social Policy and a University of New Brunswick professor in the department of economics and sociology. He is the fourth lecturer to present in the inaugural...

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Encaenia Deadlines for Spring Graduates

Communications

Posted: April 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


UNB's spring graduation ceremonies will be held in the new Richard J. CURRIE CENTER May 18 and 19, 2011. If you plan to graduate in May, you must: 1.  Apply to graduate.  The deadline to graduate has passed, if you have not applied, please do so immediately: //www.unb.ca/graduation/encaenia/graduates/application.html 2.  Indicate whether or not you will be attending your graduation...

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Conversation to Focus on the Challenges to Governing New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 11, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


It’s been called a “failing province” by University of New Brunswick chancellor Richard J. Currie.  We know our population is aging and urbanizing, and we’re increasing our debt.  Our economy is stagnant.  We seem to be in serious trouble. How can we, the citizens of New Brunswick, help to turn the province around? “The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick” is the subject of a...

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UNB Saint John student receives Leader to Watch award at gala dinner

Communications

Posted: April 7, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - Not many individuals can claim to know of their career calling at the age of three. Tiger Woods maybe, or Shirley Temple. Locally, you can add Taryn O'Neill to that short list. "When I was three or four years old my mom had enrolled in the science program at UNB Saint John and found it easier to take me to class instead of hiring a babysitter," she said. "In my first year at...

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Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation s gift to restore Fred Ross mural project at UNB

Communications

Posted: April 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has made an historic leadership gift in support of the effort to re-create a lost, long-forgotten New Brunswick artistic masterpiece. The Foundation’s $50,000 contribution will provide the University of New Brunswick with the opportunity to re-create the Fred Ross’ 1948 Fredericton High School war memorial mural – a work of art that helped to launch the career...

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UNB continues lecture series by examining adolescents sexual behaviour and relationships

Communications

Posted: April 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


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 effects of Internet-based technologies on the sexuality and relationships of young people. Lucia O’Sullivan, a Canada Research Chair in Adolescents’ Sexual Health Behaviours and UNB psychology professor, will give the lecture, Tweeting,...

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Conversation to focus on how we can address N B challenges

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is hosting a conversation about how we, the citizens of New Brunswick, can help to turn the province around.  It will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Entitled “The Challenges We Face in Governing New Brunswick”, the conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Weir, president and CEO of the Energy Efficiency and...

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April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day

Communications

Posted: April 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB College of Extended Learning providing education opportunities for clinical supervisors and autism support workers An estimated 1 in 165 Canadian children are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)*. The University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) is working to lessen the impact on New Brunswick families by providing ongoing education opportunities to clinical...

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UNB MBA students host fundraiser event for Muscular Dystrophy

Communications

Posted: April 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


If you only had 11 minutes, what would you say? Some of New Brunswick’s most interesting people will have 11 minutes on stage. They’ll be using 11 muscles to talk. 11 Minutes/11 Muscles was conceived and is organized by students in the University of New Brunswick’s Masters of Business Administration professional development class to help support Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This evening of...

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UNB seeing more students over the age of 25

Communications

Posted: April 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


April 2-9, is International Adult Learners’ Week in Canada. The University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning celebrates the courage and dedication of adult learners everywhere. For many adult learners going back to school can be an intimidating experience. Part of this is the fear of being in a classroom filled with young people with whom they have little in common. “Have no...

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