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Encaenia Videos Now Online

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media, UNB Saint John


UNB's 182nd Encaenia ceremonies in Fredericton - the first to be held in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER - may now be viewed online as streaming video. Watch the Encaenia addresses by Graham Farquharson, Ceremony A; Measha Brueggergoman, Ceremony B; and Lawson Hunter, Ceremony C; view the presentation of professor emertitus, dean emeritus, and president emeritus designations; see graduates'...

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Frank McKenna gives 1 million to help grow the Miramichi Economy

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Miramichi entrepreneurs are being given the opportunity to grow their businesses, thanks to a significant gift made by Frank McKenna today. Mr. McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group and former premier of New Brunswick, announced a funding contribution of $1 Million for the Miramichi region in a speech to the Miramichi Chamber of Commerce and the Wallace McCain Institute for Business Leadership...

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The 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences opens May 28

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Canada's scholars descend on Fredericton for the annual "intellectual Olympics" The 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences opens today in Fredericton, New Brunswick, bringing more than 6000 researchers to the city for Canada's largest and most significant interdisciplinary academic gathering. Organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and co-hosted...

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1 715 Students receive degrees at UNB s Spring Graduation Ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 1,715 graduates from across Canada and around the world at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, May 18-20. This year’s graduation ceremonies saw 1,480 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 213 earn master’s degrees and 22 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The university’s top...

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UNB opens new concrete research lab in memory of Sydney E Acker

Communications

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

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The University of New Brunswick will now be positioned to better understand and potentially improve concrete—the most commonly used building material in the world—after today’s gift announcement from the Acker family. UNB has opened the Sydney E. Acker Concrete and Masonry Laboratory on its Fredericton campus today, thanks to a generous contribution from the family of alumnus Sydney Acker. ...

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Honorary degree recipient donates 2M

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Honorary degree recipient Graham Farquharson surprised the University of New Brunswick community with a $2-million donation Wednesday during the university's 182nd convocation. The donation will be split into four parts. The geology department, faculty of science, faculty of nursing and the university as a whole will each receive $500,000. Farquharson, who addressed students after...

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2011-2012

Communications

Posted: May 18, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year.  The $172.2-million budget represents an annual increase of $4.7 million, or 2.8 per cent. It is the second budget in a multi-year series designed to ensure the university’s long-term financial stability, following the dramatic effect of recent downward trends in...

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UNB To Honour Eight With Emeritus Distinctions

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Eight professors who have had distinguished careers at the University of New Brunswick will receive honorary designations this week for their outstanding contributions. During UNB’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton, May 18 and 19, professor emeritus designations will be awarded to Grace Getty and Judith Wuest in nursing, John Stewart in education, Robert Rogers in mechanical engineering...

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A New Tradition The UNB Coin

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Spring 2011 graduates in Fredericton and Saint John will be the first to receive the new UNB coin, which is being introduced on the occasion of the University of New Brunswick’s 225th anniversary. The coin is to remind graduates of their experiences at UNB, the journey they took in reaching their goal, and that they are — and will always be — part of the UNB family. Each limited edition coin...

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NASA gig has UNB student over the moon

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, myUNB


When Tiziana Trabucchi was a little girl growing up in Milan, Italy, her grandfather gave her an encyclopedia. The seven-year-old pored over the geology section, solidifying her awe for the sciences in a city known for the arts. "There is the sensation of living in the past in Italy," she said, pointing to museums, opera houses and paintings like Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper...

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UNB to grant five honorary degrees during spring graduation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 182nd Encaenia with four ceremonies at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on May 18 and 19. The Saint John campus will hold its 37th Spring Convocation on May 20 at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre. UNB Fredericton Graham...

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UNB announces valedictorians for spring graduation ceremonies

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Five Atlantic Canadian women will represent their graduating classes as this year’s selected valedictorians. Shannon Carmont-McKinley of Hartland, N.B.; Elizabeth Hallet of Florenceville-Bristol, N.B.; Kathy Priscilla Moulton of Saint John’s, N.L.; Julia Madeline Coleman of Fredericton; and Vasiliki Papadopoulos of Quispamsis, N.B.; will help to make the spring graduation ceremonies memorable...

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