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UNB hosts public lecture about promoting the equity and dignity of First Nations children

Communications

Posted: September 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events


On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the UNB Faculty of Education, UNB Early Childhood Centre, Three Nations Education Council and First Nations Education Initiative Inc. is proud to present a free public lecture with Jessica Ball. The public is invited to her talk on Thursday, October 5th, at 7:00pm, in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton. Dr. Ball’s talk entitled “Promoting...

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UNB names residence after its first female president

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s 16th president and vice-chancellor Dr. Elizabeth Parr-Johnston was honoured today for her many contributions to the university community. UNB Fredericton's new suite-style residence, located at 34 Mackay Dr., will now be known as the Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Residence. “Liz made a tremendous impact on the University of New Brunswick,” said UNB President and...

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Award-winning Author and Filmmaker David Bezmozgis to Read at UNB Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Award-winning author and filmmaker David Bezmozgis will read from his Giller Prize long-listed novel, The Free World, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Galleries in Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton. David Bezmozgis was selected by The New Yorker as one of the 20 writers of fiction under 40 years old most likely to be a major writer of his generation. Latvian-born Canadian, Mr. Bezmozgis...

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New Brunswick s forest industries examined by UNB professor

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


An exciting new speaker series presented by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton wraps up this week with a discussion on how the history of industrial transformation and the pulp and paper industry can inform the current discussions over the future. Bill Parenteau, a UNB history professor specializing in environmental history, Atlantic Canadian history and...

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Turner to be honoured with Emeritus Designation at UNB

Communications

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

Category: Events, myUNB


Steven Turner will join the ranks of professor emeritus at the University of New Brunswick. He will receive the honorary designation at UNB Fredericton’s fall Convocation, Oct. 20, in recognition of his distinguished career. “I'm honoured to be made professor emeritus by the university, and extremely grateful to my warm friends and many supportive colleagues in the department of history and the...

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UNB Associated Alumni Presents Proudly UNB Awards

Communications

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

Category: Events, myUNB


The UNB Associated Alumni has named the 2011 winners of its Proudly UNB Awards which recognize individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the association and the University of New Brunswick. In addition to its long-standing Alumni Award of Honour, the Proudly UNB Awards also include the Alumni Award of Distinction, the Young Alumni Achievement Award, the Alumni...

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Award-winning writer David Bezmozgis to read at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: September 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Award-winning writer David Bezmozgis will read from his new novel, The Free World on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus.  Filmmaker and fiction writer David Bezmozgis is the author of Natasha and Other Stories (2004), winner of a Commonwealth First Book Prize and a City of Toronto Book Award and a finalist for a Governor General’s Award. His...

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UNB s Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Science hosts tree planting

Communications

Posted: September 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Canada’s first-ever National Tree Day was celebrated in Fredericton this week with a tree-planting event at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex. The event was hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, in partnership with the Canadian Forest Service and the Department of Natural Resources.

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BMO Centre Officially Opens at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: September 20, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Sept. 17, BMO Centre was officially opened on the UNB Fredericton campus.  Earlier this year BMO Financial announced a gift of $1.75 million, the largest gift to the university from a single corporate partner, with $1 million of the gift going to enhance the Varsity Reds soccer program. “I’m excited to be a part of a significant milestone in the 122-year partnership between UNB and BMO...

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Huttges Named UNBSJ Seawolves Volleyball Coach

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Jennifer Huttges has been named the new head coach of the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s volleyball team. Ms. Huttges takes over a team that will be rebuilding after a veteran Seawolves squad successfully hosted the 2011 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women’s volleyball national championship last March. The good news for local players and recruits coming from other areas is...

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UNB engineering students will be more job ready

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Michel Couturier will help transform the way engineering is taught at the university, thanks to support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). An event was held today, Sept. 15, at UNB to announce Dr. Couturier’s NSERC-UNB Chair for Collaborative Engineering Design Education appointment. He was awarded $1 million from...

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Award-winning author Wayne Johnston launches this year s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Events, myUNB


Award-winning author Wayne Johnston will read from, A World Elsewhere on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Wayne Johnston is the author of seven novels, two story collections, and the memoir Baltimore’s Mansion, winner of the Charles Taylor Prize. The Divine Ryans (1990), made into a movie, won the Thomas...

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Eileen Wallace Children s Literature Fellow to deliver lectures at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Distinguished scholar and Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Fellow, Farah Mendlesohn, will deliver a weekly series of noon hour lectures on fantasy literature for children in the Nan Gregg Room, fourth floor, Harriet Irving Library, on the UNB Fredericton campus. Topics and dates are as follows: • Sept. 13, noon - The enclosed child-garden of the 19th century fantasy • Sept. 20, noon -...

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New UNB Saint John Hans W Klohn University Commons opens - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, myUNB, UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN - The University of New Brunswick Saint John officially opened its gleaming new commons building on Wednesday, declaring the towering glass structure the "signature" piece of the revamped campus. This is the first thing students, faculty and visitors see as they enter the campus," said UNB president Eddy Campbell. "It's a knock-your-eyes-out building, that shows that the Saint...

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Hans W Klohn Commons at UNB Saint John Officially Opened

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The first building that students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John will see when they arrive on campus will be the Hans W. Klohn Commons. The commons, a state-of-the-art, student-centered learning and social space, officially opened today, Sept. 7. The $25-million project was made possible through financial contributions from all three levels of government, members of the...

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UNB biologist receives funding for algae research

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


University of New Brunswick biologist, Adrian Reyes’ research in the evolution of algae was given a financial boost last week by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Leaders Opportunities Fund. Dr. Reyes received $169,069 for new infrastructure that will allow him to study the molecular research in plastid evolution and algal diversity. “My research program aims to increase our...

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UNB Saint John takes on a new look - Telegraph-Journal

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, In the Media


SAINT JOHN - When students return to the University of New Brunswick Saint John this week, they're going to see a very different campus, vice-president Robert MacKinnon said. Renovations are finished at the Canada Games Stadium, the New Brunswick Community College Allied Health Building opened Thursday and the Hans W. Klohn Commons building opens Wednesday. The new buildings are helping...

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UNB study to address the physical demands of driving

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB researchers, Wayne Albert and Usha Kuruganti, hope to make the City of Fredericton’s Transit Division bus drivers’ jobs a little less stressful. Canadians working in the transport industry are more prone to injuries than most other industries in Canada except, manufacturing, construction and fishing. Dr. Albert’s team, in partnership with the City of Fredericton’s Transit Division,...

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