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2011 A great year of teaching at UNB

Communications

Posted: December 20, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Thirteen outstanding teachers at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton were recognized this year for their commitment to post-secondary education, dedication to students, and teaching excellence. Among the 2011 award winners are Diana Austin, a professor in the Faculty of Arts who was recognized at the national level with a 3M national teaching fellowship, and John Grant McLoughlin, a...

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Take HEART program expanded to help more New Brunswickers

Communications

Posted: December 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Take HEART – a program that offers an introductory level of physical activity as well as nutritional counselling to persons at risk of developing chronic medical conditions – will be available to more people in 2012 as the result of an investment by the provincial government. "We know that many New Brunswickers are at risk of developing chronic illness or are already dealing with these...

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UNB Saint John mobile app launched

Communications

Posted: December 15, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John has launched its first mobile application for smartphones. The mobile app, available for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, provides convenient access to the most frequently requested information and electronic resources such as UNB news or campus maps. The UNB Saint John mobile app is available for free on the Apple App store. It...

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UNB Faculty of Engineering Announces Dean s List for 2010-11

Communications

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

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


Two hundred and twenty-six students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of engineering, David Coleman, 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 2010-11 academic year, 1113 students...

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UNBF Faculty of Nursing announces Dean s list for 2010-11

Communications

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

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


Three hundred and ninety students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton and Bathurst have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The interim dean of nursing, Dr. Gail Storr, 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 2010-11 academic...

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UNBF Faculty of Kinesiology Announces Dean s List For 2010-11

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Ninety-eight students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. 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 2010-11 academic year, 456 students were enrolled in...

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science Announces Dean s List For 2010-11

Communications

Posted: December 5, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Forty-two students in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11.The Dean of Computer Science, Ali Ghorbani, 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 2010-11 academic year, 285 students were...

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UNB alumnus and entrepreneur helping redevelop Saint John

Communications

Posted: December 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


He's flipped houses, apartments and commercial buildings, but his ultimate goal is to flip Saint John. Keith Brideau, the founder and vice-president of the development company Historica, says he wants Saint John to be one of the best cities in Canada, and sees no reason why it shouldn't be. The 30-year-old saw a niche in uptown Saint John for redeveloping older buildings, and has already...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2010-11

Communications

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

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


Two hundred and ten students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of arts, Dr. James Murray, 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 2010-11 academic year, 1186 students were enrolled in...

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UNBF Faculty of Business Administration announces Dean s List for 2010-11

Communications

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

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


One hundred and fifty-seven students in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of business administration, Robert Austin, 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 2010-11...

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UNB Saint John students helping change lives through education

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - What Coun. Peter McGuire is calling an "academic revolution" is transforming life for students of Hazen-White/St. Francis School and has resulted in provincial assessments climbing, says principal Jennifer Carhart. The most recent results show Grade 4 reading up 28 per cent, Grade 8 math up 57 per cent, and Grade 5 math up by 33 per cent. "When you look at a small school, a small...

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UNB s Renaissance College announces Dean s List for 2010-11

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Forty-six Renaissance College students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of Renaissance College, Ted Needham, 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 2010-11 academic year, 64 students were enrolled in the...

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David Adams Richards to read from his new novel Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Award-winning author David Adams Richards will read from his new novel, Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. David Adams Richards is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, five works of non-fiction, and several screenplays. The recipient of two Governor General’s Awards – one for fiction and one for...

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Prospector of the Year Establishes Bursary

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


Mac Watson donates $100,000 for Geology bursaries When Mac Watson graduated from The University of New Brunswick in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree in geology and returned to his native Quebec, he left a piece of his heart in New Brunswick.  In the more than 50 years since that time, he has become a respected mentor in his field of mineral resource exploration, building numerous junior...

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New high-speed network will improve education and research in New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: November 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Partners in the Optical Regional Advanced Network say the launch of a high-speed network will improve New Brunswick's capacity for research and educational collaboration. A group of approximately 50 university representatives, partners, stakeholders and government officials involved in the project from across the province gathered at the NRC Institute for Information Technology on Friday...

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New high-speed network improves NB s research and educational capacity

Communications

Posted: November 18, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


The partners in the Optical Regional Advanced Network (ORAN) gathered today in Fredericton to unveil a new high-speed network and the latest iteration of the technology partnership, and to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN). The ORAN is a joint initiative among CANARIE Inc., The Province of New Brunswick (PNB), the New Brunswick universities,...

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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys to read from The Reinvention of Love

Communications

Posted: November 15, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Award-winning author Helen Humphreys will read from The Reinvention of Love on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Helen Humphreys is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leaving Earth (1997), winner of a City of Toronto Book Award; Afterimage (2000), winner of a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; The Lost Garden...

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Saint John River workshop series invites community input

Communications

Posted: November 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, Events


Water experts are seeking public opinion and input for the recently published report on the health of the Saint John River through a series of workshops across the province. The Rivers Tour Series, which kicks off on Monday, Nov. 14, in Hammond River, will visit eight communities over two weeks. The Saint John River: A State of the Environment Report, released by the Canadian Rivers Institute...

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Panel Discussion at UNB to Honour Ottilia Chareka

Communications

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

Category: Events, myUNB


The public is invited to the University of New Brunswick on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. for a commemorative panel called Educators as change agents: What educators can do about violence.  It will take place at Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 Mackay Dr., UNB Fredericton, in Room 261. The panel honours Ottilia Chareka, – an educator and a change agent – a woman who in both her personal and professional...

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Public invited to Nov 21 launch of Romeo LeBlanc Biography

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to host the launch of biography of Roméo LeBlanc by Naomi E. S. Griffiths.  Entitled The Golden Age of Liberalism:  A Portrait of Roméo Leblanc, the book will be launched Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Chancellor's Room at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Journalist, politician,...

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UNB Saint John partners with Project Management Institute - NB Chapter

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A new partnership between the University of New Brunswick Saint John and the provincial project management association will provide students and working professionals with new opportunities. The partnership between UNB Saint John and the Project Management Institute – New Brunswick chapter (PMI-NB) - allows Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students at UNBSJ to participate in...

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University of New Brunswick and Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada Sign Agreement

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada signed an articulation agreement today in which both organizations signify their intent to work together to establish academic programs that support Aboriginal Peoples. “Education is the cornerstone of our successes in life and AFOA is very proud to grow our relationships with educational...

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Author Timothy Taylor to read from The Blue Light Project

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Vancouver novelist Timothy Taylor will read from The Blue Light Project on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. Taylor is the author of Story House (2007), Silent Cruise (2002), and the Giller-nominated Stanley Park (2001), which was also a selection for Canada Reads in 2007. His short fiction has earned a National Magazine Award and the Journey Prize....

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science to Honour Students

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Computer Science in Fredericton will honour dean’s list students, along with the winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards during its upcoming 2011 awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner...

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Panel to encourage students and promote career and volunteer opportunities

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Students from the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University will benefit from a panel being offered at UNB this week. The Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour, UNB and STU student employment services, and Enterprise Fredericton have partnered to educate students from the faculty of arts about career and volunteer opportunities available in the region. The...

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Renowned stream ecologist coming to UNB Fredericton and Saint John to talk about the health of the rivers and watersheds of North America

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, Events


Dr. J. David Allan is coming to the University of New Brunswick to deliver the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures on Nov. 7 and 8.  Dr. Allan was the 2009 recipient of the Award of Excellence of the North American Benthological Society and the author of two widely used textbooks on stream ecology. He is a world-renown scientist who is similarly known for his collaborative...

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UNB Saint John to Host ACAA Soccer Championships

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, Events


ACAA Soccer Championships update The men's soccer championship game has been rescheduled to tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Canada Games Stadium at 5:30 p.m. UNB Saint John and Holland Collage are in the final. UNB Saint John will host the 2011 Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) men’s and women’s soccer championships on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Canada Games...

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Author Lorna Goodison to read from By Loved Possessed

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Lorna Goodison will read from her new book of short fiction, entitled By Love Possessed on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Born in Jamaica, Lorna Goodison lives in Toronto and Ann Arbor. A professor at the University of Michigan, she is the author of two story collections and eight books of poetry. I am Becoming My Mother, her 1986...

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University of New Brunswick and Cisco Collaborate to Drive IT Innovation and R D

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Collaboration includes creation of Cisco Endowed Chair, technology and funding support for manufacturing research TORONTO, ON and FREDERICTON, NB - October 25, 2011 - The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Cisco Canada today announced two agreements aimed at helping the university become a world leader in technology innovation. The agreements were signed at a meeting of the Premier’s...

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604 students receive degrees at UNB s fall graduation ceremonies

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 604 graduates from across Canada and around the globe at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, Oct. 20 and 21. This year’s ceremonies saw 352 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 230 earn master’s degrees and 22 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. Andreas Kreienbuehl of Ettiswil,...

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Leading scholar in Atlantic Canadian literature to deliver MacNutt lectures at UNB

Communications

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

Category: Events, myUNB


The work of University of New Brunswick Alumnus and nationally renowned scholar, Herb Wyile, displays a deep interest in and commitment to Atlantic Canadian Studies.  The University of New Brunswick is pleased to welcome Dr. Wyile as the guest speaker for the 2011-2012 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. Dr. Wyile will visit both UNB campuses to deliver a talk, entitled No Left Turn at Tim...

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UNB received 5 million from two prominent alumni to establish Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre

Communications

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

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The University of New Brunswick has received $5 million from two of its prominent alumni, Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande and Gerry Pond, to establish an entrepreneurship and innovation centre. The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNB will act as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick by facilitating collaboration among entrepreneurs, young...

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UNB and IBM Collaborate to Bring IBM Centre for Advanced Studies to Atlantic Canada

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


The demand for faster access to large volumes of data through computers, mobile phones and cameras is on the rise.  To address this issue, UNB and IBM are teaming to establish an IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS Atlantic) on the UNB Fredericton campus. Physicians, government organizations and retailers alike must be ready to handle the big data flood being generated every single second...

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Author Antanas Sileika to read from new novel Underground

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Author Antanas Sileika will read from his new novel, Undergound on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Artistic Director for the Humber School for Writers, Antanas Sileika is the author of two previous novels and a collection of linked short stories, Buying on Time, finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and a Stephen Leacock Award...

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Author Antanas Sileika to read from new novel Underground

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Author Antanas Sileika will read from his new novel, Undergound on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Artistic Director for the Humber School for Writers, Antanas Sileika is the author of two previous novels and a collection of linked short stories, Buying on Time, finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award and a Stephen Leacock Award...

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UNB to recognize two outstanding teachers

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Drs. Emin Civi and Christopher Gray are the 2011 recipients of the Dr. Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of New Brunswick.  Both are from the Saint John campus. They will be recognized at the 29th Convocation in Saint John on Friday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre.  Dr. Civi is an associate professor in the faculty of business and Dr....

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UNB to grant honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals

Communications

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

Category: Events, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals during its fall graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 57th Convocation at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m.  During the ceremony Tim Brodhead, social innovator and volunteer, will be recognized with an honorary doctor of letters degree and deliver the...

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UNB Celebrates Official Opening of the Richard J CURRIE CENTER

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, Events, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the official opening of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton today. The world-class fitness and wellness facility is now open to the university community and general public. An architectural gem, the $62.5-million centre includes a human performance laboratory with state-of-the art equipment, free-weight and selectorized equipment rooms, a...

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UNB officially opens Quartermain Earth Science Centre

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is home to the Quartermain Earth Science Centre thanks to a $1-million contribution by UNB alumnus and mining executive, Bob Quartermain.  An event was held Wednesday on campus to officially open the centre. Located in UNB’s forestry and geology building, the centre includes dinosaur replicas, a large-scale display showing a journey to the centre...

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Acclaimed author Cynthia Holz to read from her new novel Benevolence

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, Events


Acclaimed author and former journalist Cynthia Holz will read from her new novel, Benevolence on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. The Canadian correspondent for Business Week, New York City journalist Cynthia Holz came to Canada in 1976 and stayed. Moving from journalism to fiction, Holz has published a short story collection and four...

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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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UNB finance students help invest university money

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Through Halifax-based LeeSide Capital Management Inc., the University of New Brunswick has partnered with its Faculty of Business Administration Student Investment Fund (SIF) Program to give student finance experts a chance to invest real university money. In September, LeeSide will manage $2.5 million of UNB’s endowment funds and it will engage SIF students in the investment process.  The...

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Students ready to shine - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - On Sept. 7, University of New Brunswick Saint John students will pound the pavement for a good cause. The students will scour the Saint John area, handing out stickers and looking for shoes to shine. The aim of the shoe shining is to collect donations and raise awareness about cystic fibrosis. It's the 43rd year the university has participated in the fundraiser, called...

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Pincombe s Legacy includes both History of Moncton and Aid for Students

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Alex Pincombe, BEd’61, BA’66, MA’69, is well-known as a historian in New Brunswick, but he should also be remembered as a generous benefactor of education. In his will, he included significant support for the C. Alexander Pincombe Memorial Fund to help UNB students in financial need. “This has been an extremely positive resource for the Financial Aid Office,” says its director, Shelly Clayton....

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UNB obesity research team receives health research grant

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

Category: myUNB


For more information on the study, please contact healthstudy@unb.ca or 1-866-323-1833. A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a research grant of $386,726, over three years, to carry out work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick. The funding was awarded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research...

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UNB researchers leading study on provincial obesity - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: In the Media


FREDERICTON - A research team led by the University of New Brunswick will aim at reversing the obesity epidemic in the province with a new study that targets the province's overweight people before they begin suffering from chronic diseases. Stacey Reading, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded researcher, says the province's rising health care costs as a result of rising...

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UNB hosts artificial limb researchers

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

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


FREDERICTON - It looks eerily like a scene from a science fiction movie, but the dangling arms, robotic hands and silicone skin covers on display at the University of New Brunswick this week are the star attractions of a symposium on upper limb prosthetics. The MEC - myoelectric control - symposium is bringing together researchers, clinicians and industry officials to share latest...

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UNB obesity research team to receive health research grant

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

Category: Events


A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a grant from the federal and provincial governments to continue work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick.  Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make the official announcement on Aug. 19 at UNB. Media are invited to attend. DATE:           ...

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Photos from Mars ignite questions for life - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media


Satellite photos of the arid, desert surface of Mars may show signs of a creeping oasis, according to research from a team of scientists in the United States. The photos show dark, slow-moving stains of what appears to be liquid flowing down the sides of martian craters. The red planet has two domes of ice and barren canyons that suggest water once flowed across its surface. New evidence...

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UNB wrestlers off to Romania - Daily Gleaner

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

Category: In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Five UNB wrestlers are in Romania this week, competing in the 2011 Ion Corneanu Memorial tournament against teams from 17 eastern European countries. Shawn Daye-Finley, Eric Feunekes, Samantha Stewart, Vince Cormier and Promise Mwenga are travelling to the city of Targoviste, where they will train with the Romanian national team before competing in the Saturday tournament. The weekend...

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UNB offers financial summer camp for kids - Daily Gleaner

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

Category: In the Media


Is your pre-teen or teen bored with regular summer camp? The University of New Brunswick is offering its first financial summer camp for budding young business tycoons called The Millionaires' Club running from July 25-29. "We've created an investment camp for kids age 11 to 14 and 15 to 18," said Glenn Cleland, the founding director of the Centre for Financial Studies at UNB. "Financial...

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University of New Brunswick Adopts Microsoft Live edu for Students

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

Category: myUNB


UNB students will have access to a rich suite of online tools that further support their academic and technology needs. Microsoft Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce that they are working together to bring Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools, to UNB’s 11,000 students. With Live@edu, UNB students will have...

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A promise for more education - Telegraph-Journal

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, In the Media


SAINT JOHN - UNBSJ is determined to ensure that money is not an obstacle preventing Hazen-White/St. Francis School students from attending university. Very quietly over the past couple of years, campus vice-president Robert MacKinnon and Peter McGuire, who co-ordinates the relationship between that school and UNBSJ, have been working to ensure children feel at home on campus at a young...

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UNB researchers give health update on the province s largest river system

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

Category: myUNB


The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick released the St. John River State of the Environment Report today—a document created after a decade of research on New Brunswick’s largest river system. Researchers found that the overall quality of water in the river has improved in the last 40 years, but there are a few areas that are still concerning. “The improvements...

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Shad Valley offers young innovators the chance to experience the beauty of Fredericton

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


60 of the country’s brightest high school students have arrived at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton to learn, explore and experience all the UNB and the city have to offer. These young people, here to take part in the prestigious annual Shad Valley program at UNB, will take time away from learning science to go camping at the Fundy National Park and will get to know Fredericton...

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Saint John Construction Association Raises 25 845 for Bernardo Giovanna Rocca Bursary at UNB Saint John

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Saint John Construction Association Honorary Life Membership Dinner, honouring the career of Bernardo Rocca, has raised $25,845 in support of the Bernardo & Giovanna Rocca Bursary at UNB Saint John. The dinner was held on October 28, 2010 and the cheque was recently presented to the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. The additional funds for the bursary will help to...

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UNB Fredericton unveils re-created mural

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Art history will be made on Monday, June 27, when the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton unveils a re-created mural by renowned Canadian artist Fred Ross. The original two-panel mural, Destruction of War and Rebuilding the World Through Education, was completed in 1948 as a memorial to the Fredericton High School graduates who died in the Second World War.  The monumental 16-by-20-foot...

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Belleisle Creek resident recognized for leadership at UNB Saint John with Primrose Scholarship

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Posted: June 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Chelsey Brown, a recent Belleisle Regional High School graduate, has spent most of her young life finding ways to have a positive impact on the community. Her leadership at school, in athletics and in the community makes her a natural choice for this year’s Primrose Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Chelsey's athletic involvement in rugby, soccer, basketball, archery and downhill skiing is...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

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Posted: June 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Three political science students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to their high academic performance and financial support from the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they’re well on their way. Peter Conley, Natalia Hicks and Adam James Reid have each been awarded $5,000 to help achieve their dreams. “This scholarship will...

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Major Drilling Group International Inc Supports UNB Geology Students

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

Category: myUNB


Major Drilling Group International Inc. has donated $50,000 to the University of New Brunswick to establish the Major Drilling Group Scholarship for geology students. Mineral exploration and mining have long played a significant role in the province of New Brunswick and its economy. The industry provides hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, employs more than 3,000 people, and supplies a...

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Legacy of compassion hard work and success reflected in naming of Hans W Klohn Commons Building

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Arthur & Jack Irving families give $3 million to UNB Saint John In honour of their business associate and friend, Hans W. Klohn, the families of Arthur Irving and Jack Irving have donated $3-million to the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus for the new University Commons—a major facility currently under construction. Hans W. Klohn is well known for his many contributions to the...

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Ken Dryden to give public talk at UNB

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

Category: Events, myUNB


Ken Dryden, one of Canada’s hockey greats and education advocate, will present a public lecture at UNB on Thursday, June 9, in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall at 7 p.m. The talk is titled “What does it mean to be an educated citizen?” and is hosted by UNB’s Faculty of Education. In addition to being an NHL star, Ken Dryden is well known for his social conscience and for his interest in young...

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Encaenia Videos Now Online

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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New Brunswick s demographic challenges examined by UNB professor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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16 UNB students become Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB s Renaissance College celebrates ten years

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Posted: February 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Celebrating the past, challenging the present and creating the future will be the theme of the 10th anniversary celebrations at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College. Located on Charlotte Street at the foot of the UNB campus in Fredericton, Renaissance College offered the country’s first bachelor’s degree program in leadership studies.  It will celebrate its 10th anniversary...

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Biomass energy testing lab opens

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Posted: February 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The only biomass energy testing laboratory in Canada certified by the Pellet Fuels Institute was officially opened in Fredericton on Tuesday. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Minister Keith Ashfield, New Brunswick Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup and various officials from the University of New Brunswick cut the ribbon to open the Canadian BioEnergy Centre, which is located...

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Wallace and Margaret McCain donate 5 million to the University of New Brunswick to continue legacy of Wallace McCain Institute

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Posted: February 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A surprise gift announcement during a tribute to Wallace McCain and his wife, Margaret, is continuing a legacy to develop entrepreneurship in New Brunswick. At an event hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s institute that bears his name, Wallace McCain and his family revealed that he would be donating $5 million to UNB to further support the entrepreneurial activities of the Wallace...

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Conversation to focus on potential of Mi kmaq and Maliseet Peoples

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Posted: February 22, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


As New Brunswick struggles with its stagnant economy, aging population and lack of immigration, there is growing recognition that the province’s First Nations represent significant untapped potential. How the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet Peoples Are Key to Our Future is the subject of a conversation to be held on Tuesday, March 1, in Fredericton.  Moderated by Andy Scott, former MP and Minister of...

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Banner day for UNB volleyball - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: February 21, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Sunday is a day to remember for volleyball at the University of New Brunswick. Each of the men's and women's teams at the school won Atlantic University Sport championships in the sport, and each on the road in Nova Scotia. The most dramatic was the men's team coached by Dan McMorran winning its first title since 1979 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the perennial champion Dalhousie Tigers...

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UNB hosts 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture

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Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The UNB Faculty of Law invites you to the 32nd Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Madam Justice Lynn Smith of the British Columbia Supreme Court. It will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room at Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Justice Smith’s lecture is entitled "The Ring of Truth, the Clang of Lies: If Only it Were that Simple". The lecture will...

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UNB launches high-impact speaker series by examining New Brunswick s past

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Posted: February 16, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


An exciting new speaker series presented by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton kicks off this week with a lecture that will challenge beliefs about the region’s first peoples. Susan Blair, a UNB anthropology professor and director of graduate studies, will give the lecture, Rewriting New Brunswick’s Past, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Government House,...

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30th annual Pacey Memorial lecture Philosopher to take on differences between Americans and Canadians

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Posted: February 14, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


When it comes to the age-old conflict between science and religion, Darwinism and creationism, at least one expert in the field would like to see Americans handle their differences more like Canadians do. Michael Ruse, a philosopher of biology who has not been shy about stating his views in the ongoing debate about evolution, will deliver the 30th annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial lecture at...

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UNB business students beating the market - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: February 12, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


New Brunswick's civil servants can sleep easy knowing that a small part of their pension fund is being managed by a group of elite business students at the University of New Brunswick. In 1998, New Brunswick Investment Management Corp. hired the UNB Student Investment Fund to be external managers of $1 million in real cash. The fund is now worth about $2.7 million - all from investment...

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Professor programmer tackle scary problem - New Brunswick Business Journal

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Posted: February 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Walking into a room full of large, hairy spiders would be a terrifying experience for a person suffering from arachnophobia. But a University of New Brunswick psychology professor and a Fredericton-based game designer have worked together to create software to help people learn to overcome their fears of the eight-legged creatures. Darren Piercy and Carl Callewaert call their new...

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Largest ever gift by BMO in Atlantic Canada

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

Category: myUNB


Largest ever gift by BMO in Atlantic Canada BMO Financial Group directs $1.75 million to student programs at the University of New Brunswick FREDERICTON - February 8, 2011- BMO Financial Group is making a major investment in higher education in New Brunswick with the announcement of a $1,750,000 gift to the University of New Brunswick. The largest single donation ever made in Atlantic Canada by...

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M Travis Lane and George Sipos to read at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Please join us for the UNB Reading Series on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall’s East Gallery, featuring: M. Travis Lane Her poetry is included in Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada. She is winner of the Pat Lowther Award for Divinations and Shorter Poems, as well as winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize for the collection, Keeping Afloat. She will be joining us to read from her...

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Richard Cumyn to read at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Please join us for the UNB Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Lounge, featuring: Richard Cumyn In his new book, The Young in Their Country, Cumyn presents a range of stories about the ways youth break the expectations of the adult world, how they are both dangerous and endangered. Steven Heighton notes that Richard Cumyn is "one of our finest story writers:...

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UNB launches exciting new speaker series

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will launch an exciting new speaker series called Ideas that Matter on Feb. 16."We've created a collection of talks designed to engage people in topics that are meaningful to New Brunswickers,” said Stephanie Slauenwhite, assistant dean of the faculty of arts. “We’re inviting everyone to attend, free of charge, because we...

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Professor developing less toxic batteries - NB Business Journal

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Posted: February 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, myUNB


If Adam Dyker's research is successful, someday the batteries in your cellphone, laptop computer or even your car will be made of materials that are abundant, renewable and much less toxic. The assistant chemistry professor at the University of New Brunswick has just received almost $400,000 in research funding to create a laboratory to develop cutting-edge organic batteries. "The goal...

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University of New Brunswick launches strategic plan

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has launched a new strategic plan to serve as the university’s decision-making guide for the next five years. In December 2010, after 18 months of consultation and analysis, the Board of Governors and both academic senates approved the plan. As the plan takes life in the New Year, it will steer the university in its aim to be the best teaching and learning...

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CCLA s Nathalie Des Rosiers to discuss the State of Civil Liberties in Canada Post-G20 at UNB

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

Category: Events, myUNB


On Thursday, Feb. 3, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s (CCLA) general counsel, Nathalie Des Rosiers, will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick’s Ludlow Hall, Room 2A at 11:30 a.m. During the public lecture, entitled “Is the right to dissent in danger? Civil liberties in Canada after the G20 summit: CCLA’s perspective,” Des Rosiers will speak about the violations...

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Department of Chemical Engineering s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

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

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UNB’s department of chemical engineering proudly presents the 6th lecture in their 50th Anniversary Speaker Series which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, in Fredericton.  Janet Holder, president, Gas Distribution, Enbridge Inc. will deliver a talk entitled Good Chemistry: A Formula For Career Success. In January, 2008, Ms. Holder became the first...

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Early childhood educator and author to speak at UNB

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

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


On Monday, Feb. 7, internationally renowned early childhood educator and author Peter Moss, will present an evening talk entitled: What is your Image of the child? Critical Questions in Early Childhood Policy, Provision and Practice. In this talk, he will articulate the kinds of critical questions that need to be asked as we address significant issues in early childhood education and care. ...

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UNB researchers receive more than 1 million from NSERC

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Posted: January 28, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Two University of New Brunswick research teams were awarded $1,140,556 last week by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Project Grants program. Kelly Munkittrick, professor of biology at UNB Saint John, received $591,500 to look at the recovery of fish populations near pulp and paper mills. His research group will visit closed mill sites across the...

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An evening of poetry and prose with the Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 27, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John will present two award-winning authors, Richard Cumyn and John Steffler, on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Cumyn will read from his new collection of eloquent short stories, The Young and Their Country. Cumyn is the author of four earlier collections of short fiction and a novella, The View from Tamischeira. A former fiction editor...

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UNB Saint John will be diggin it

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Posted: January 25, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick Saint John is home of the 2011 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships March 10-12 January 25, 2011, SAINT JOHN NB: Some of Canada’s top women’s volleyball teams will battle for the UNB Associated Alumni Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship title at UNB Saint John March 10-12, 2011. “Every year this...

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Rita Deverell presenting at UNB

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Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Dr. Rita Deverell, Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, will be a guest of the University of New Brunswick’s Women's Studies Programme on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Her presentation, entitled ‘Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? A TV Producer and Artist Reflects on the Status of Canadian Women in 2011’ will take place in Tilley Hall, Room 124 at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Deverell is a...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly 800 000 from CFI

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Posted: January 24, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Four research initiatives at the University of New Brunswick have been awarded a total of $790,044 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). “The investments announced at UNB will further enhance our country’s reputation as a destination of choice for outstanding researchers,” said Dr. Gilles G. Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “They will make our universities even more...

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UNB honours early president for contributions to institution - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Scottish scholar William Brydone Jack never intended to stay in Fredericton, but like so many ex-pats who move to the Maritimes, he ended up settling down and lived out his days in the provincial capital. And Thursday, the accomplishments of the man who became one of the University of New Brunswick's first presidents, were recognized during an event at the Harriet Irving Library as part of the...

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UNB remains at No 1 in CIS men s hockey rankings - Journal Pioneer

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Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are the No. 1 team in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men's hockey for the second straight week. The Varsity Reds (15-4-0) received 13 of 16 first-place votes and a total of 171 points from the national media panel to remain ahead of the McGill Redmen and the Alberta Golden Bears. The three teams have made up the top three in each of...

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UNB grad aims to found the Google of health care - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: January 17, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - Todd Murphy isn't kidding when he says he wants his company to become the Google of health care. From his Prince William Street office, Murphy and his seven full-time staff want to change the way health care is delivered, one prescription at a time. MedRunner, as the company is called, has already started testing its web-based application with 10 local doctors and 20 pharmacies,...

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Joint statement from the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers

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Posted: January 14, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) have announced finalization of a new collective agreement.  The agreement, concluded by a binding conciliation board, affects approximately 580 full-time academic instructors and librarians at UNB, whose last collective agreement expired in June 2009. The new collective agreement will see a...

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UNB researcher exploring safer greener buildings for China - NB Business Journal

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Posted: January 13, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, In the Media


In the cavernous basement that's part workshop and part laboratory beneath the University of New Brunswick's Wood Science Technology Centre in the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, a small house is being constructed with laminated structural wood to test for strength and humidity control. Meanwhile, 14,000 kilometres away, housing construction companies in China are searching for...

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University Commons cabinet shows 100 per cent commitment

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Posted: January 13, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


In addition to offering their time and talent, all 21 members of the University Commons Campaign Cabinet have contributed financially to the $5 million fundraising effort. The cabinet includes a cross-section of alumni, faculty, staff, business leaders and friends from Saint John and beyond. They are among many community members supporting the University Commons, a building that will fulfill...

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Author Keith Oatley reads from Therefore Choose as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 5, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author Keith Oatley will read from his novel, Therefore Choose on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. A professor emeritus of cognitive psychology (University of Toronto), Oatley has published two earlier novels – The Case of Emily V (1993), which won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and was shortlisted for the UK “Mind” Prize, and A...

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UNB alumnus honorary degree recipient and CFL all-star Tony Proudfoot loses battle with ALS

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

Category: In the Media


MONTREAL - Tony Proudfoot, a former CFL all-star who once employed a staple gun to give his team an edge in the Grey Cup's storied "Ice Bowl," has died at the age of 61. The former defensive back died Thursday after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal, degenerative illness more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's diseaseOn the field, Proudfoot was an aggressive, yet...

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UNB student named to national entrepreneurship program - NB Business Journal

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

Category: In the Media


A University of New Brunswick student from Miramichi has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program designed to help launch the careers of Canada's next high-impact entrepreneurs. Ryan Brideau, currently a University of New Brunswick physics and economics student, will head to Toronto's Massey College in May to be part of The Next 36 program, an intensive entrepreneurial boot...

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Former UNB president appointed to Order of Canada - The Daily Gleaner

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

Category: In the Media


Three New Brunswickers are among 54 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced Thursday. John McLaughlin, the former president of the University of New Brunswick; Erminie Cohen, a former senator and a longtime force for change in Saint John; and Marc Chouinard, general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Moncton and an advocate for linguistic and cultural...

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UNB student scores his first NHL goal - Journal Pioneer

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

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - Darryl Boyce of Summerside scored his first career National Hockey League goal Saturday night. The 26-year-old Summerside native beat the Ottawa Senators' Mike Brodeur with a wrist shot at 3:18 of the second period to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-0 lead. The Leafs went on to defeat the Senators 5-1. Kris Versteeg and Colby Armstrong earned assists on Boyce's goal. Overall, Boyce...

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