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UNB Writer-in-Residence Sue Sinclair to read from her latest book of poetry Breaker

Communications

Posted: February 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Poet Sue Sinclair, UNB Writer-in-Residence 2011-2012, will read from her fourth collection of poetry, Breaker on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Club on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Sue Sinclair, who grew up in St. John’s, Nfld. and lives in Toronto and New York City, is the author of four books of poetry – Secrets of Weather & Hope (2001), Mortal...

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UNB professor wins national innovation award

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


Collaboration between industry and the University of New Brunswick has garnered national recognition and a research grant for a local professor.  UNB Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering professor Dr. Yun Zhang has been working with PCI Geomatics since 2001. The technology they’ve developed is being used around the world by organizations such as NASA, theUnited States Geological Survey, Natural...

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Second Speaker in UNB Year of Water Series to Tackle Climate Change

Communications

Posted: February 16, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Whether it’s melting glaciers or creating new deserts, climate change is having an impact on the world’s water.  And nowhere has this been felt more acutely than in the Arctic.  And no one is more informed about this than Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit leader, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and citizen advocate on Arctic climate change.  On Thursday, Feb. 23, Ms. Watt-Cloutier will present a free...

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Maple-Flavoured Bacon The Importance of Teaching

Communications

Posted: February 14, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, Commentary, myUNB


In the Ultimate Dog Tease, one of You Tube’s most popular videos of 2011 (now almost 94 million views), a man’s voice teases a dog with descriptions of maple-flavoured bacon and other tasty morsels, and the talking dog responds with increasing emotion as each treat goes elsewhere. I chuckle every time I watch, but the clip also reminds me of the importance of teaching because this entertaining...

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NSERC grants researchers funding for major project

Communications

Posted: February 14, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick chemical engineering professor will receive $598,260 for his innovative research in the field of biorefining of wood and agriculture biomass. Principal investigator Dr. Kecheng Li, professor and director of graduate studies in UNB’s department of chemical engineering, was chosen by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NERC) under its...

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Autism leader helps UNB remain at forefront of autism intervention training

Communications

Posted: February 9, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has engaged a renowned expert to examine best practices in autism treatment. Dr. David Celiberti is president of the Association for Science and Autism Treatment. His report, commissioned by UNB’s College of Extended Learning (CEL), examines program quality indicators already in place in other jurisdictions. The findings will be used to provide quality assurance...

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UNB to host forest task force symposium

Communications

Posted: February 8, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Private Lands Taskforce and Crown Lands Taskforce will present a day-long symposium on their reports and recommendations at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre on Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., in Fredericton.University of New Brunswick faculty members and researchers from Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service and the Department of Natural...

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Entrepreneur overcomes challenges to get app off the ground

Communications

Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The Challenge As Erik Gingles watched a world junior hockey tournament live on TV last January, the camera froze at a crucial moment in the game. He could hear the commentary but see no action.Frustrated, he thought it would be great if someone was streaming the game live from the arena using a smart phone. It would be even better if there were multiple streams from people sitting in different...

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President Obama appoints UNB alumna to key government post

Communications

Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Originally posted by the White House on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012: WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Bill Baer – Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice Marcilynn A. Burke – Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior Joseph...

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UNB alumna appointed to provincial court in Newfoundland and Labrador

Communications

Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


There's a new face at Stephenville's courthouse. Felix Collins, justice minister and Attorney General, announced this week the appointment of Laura A. Mennie to Stephenville Provincial Court as a judge, effective Jan. 31. He also announced that Pamela J. Goulding has been appointed to Provincial Court in St. John's, effective Jan. 30. "Ms. Goulding and Ms. Mennie have a wealth of legal...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative Presents Year of Water Speakers Series

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Water is the most basic and indispensable of all natural resources – a finite resource we tend to undervalue and sometimes abuse, but cannot live without.  In recognition of the fundamental importance of water to the province, the country and around the globe, the Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick has declared 2012 the Year of Water and will present a series of outstanding...

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UNB Fredericton to Host Film Screening on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Communications

Posted: February 2, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge of, and experience with, climate change. This new documentary, entitled Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, will be screened on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Room 105, MacLaggan Hall, UNB...

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