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Students from across the country to benefit from enrichment program

Communications

Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Sixty remarkable high school students from across the country have descended on the University of New Brunswick’s campus in Fredericton to embark on an exciting summer adventure. For four weeks in July, the teens are living in residence at UNB to attend the Shad Valley program, taking advanced lectures on science, engineering and technology while learning how these disciplines can be fused with...

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UNB announces fundraising total of 25 million for fiscal year 2011-12

Communications

Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick reached one of its highest fundraising totals in the 2011-12 fiscal year.  All told, UNB received more than $25 million in donations – up from $13 million in the previous year – with the majority of gifts coming from alumni totalling approximately $21 million, an indication of the strong bond between UNB and its graduates. “We’re very fortunate to have...

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UNB to remain outside the Access Copyright license agreement

Communications

Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Following a thorough review, the University of New Brunswick has decided not to sign a license agreement with Access Copyright, recently negotiated with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). This decision reflects UNB’s concerns about academic freedom and the cost of higher education, supported by taxpayers and students. Along with several other universities...

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Teaching for the Future at UNB

Communications

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, In the Media


More than 100 students and faculty from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education participated in a workshop entitled “Teaching for the Future: Computational Thinking in Teaching and Practice” recently. The workshop, hosted by UNB’s faculty of computer science, was sponsored by Google’s Computer Science for High School program. It introduced future teachers from the faculty of...

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UNB receives Best myCampus 2012 award for its portal

Communications

Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick, located in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, has received a Best myCampus Award from the CampusEAI Consortium in honor of their incredible work with the myCampus portal platform. UNB accepted the award during CampusEAI Executive Director Anjli Jain’s keynote address at the Consortium’s Annual Conference. UNB’s myUNB portal is part of a...

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UNB Computer Science Professor To Hold Book Launch

Communications

Posted: June 25, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Professor Andrew McAllister from UNB's faculty of computer science has published a book titled Unauthorized Access.  His book launch will be held in Fredericton on Monday, July 9 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., in the UNB Student Union Building Atrium. Copies of Unauthorized Access can be purchased at the event for $15 (cash only).  The book is about a young computer programmer who receives an...

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ASK-ECDEV launched at UNB

Communications

Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick and partners received a $2.5 million grant that they will be using to address key aboriginal rights issues. Chief Candice Paul of Saint Mary's reserve, and UNB President Eddy Campbell spoke about how this new resource will help researchers, students, the government and First Nations communities. 

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Message from the President on Appointment of New Vice-President

Communications

Posted: June 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


June 19, 2012 UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK - I am pleased to announce that David H. Burns has accepted the position of Vice-President (Research) and will begin his new role at the University of New Brunswick on August 1, 2012. In the interim, Dr. Gregory Kealey will continue as Vice-President (Research). Dr. Burns will provide leadership and vision in shaping UNB’s strategic research direction...

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UNB Welcomes Schulich Leaders

Communications

Posted: June 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media


An historic first will occur when Brady Hooley and Dulanga Ranasinghe step on the University of New Brunswick campus for the upcoming fall semester. The two are the inaugural recipients of the Schulich Leader Scholarships at UNB. The Schulich Leader Scholarships recognize students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership and who plan on studying one of the...

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Bluefield student wins 50 000 scholarship

Communications

Posted: June 15, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


When Megan Smith heads off to university this fall she'll have 50,000 reasons to be happy. That's because she's heading to the University of New Brunswick with a scholarship worth $50,000 over four years. Smith, who graduates from Bluefield High School this year, said when she heard the news it brought her to tears. "It's a huge weight off your shoulders to hear something like that," she...

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Message from the President regarding the University of Alberta

Communications

Posted: June 15, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

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To: UNB Community  From: Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor  As some of you may have already heard, there was a shooting incident following what appears to have been an attempted armed robbery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton last night.  Three people are dead and a fourth is in critical condition. Police are still investigating. University officials are expected to speak...

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Making waves in the world

Communications

Posted: June 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


NASA senior research scientist and principal investigator and University of New Brunswick graduate Attila Komjathy is using GPS for an entirely new application, which can track and monitor tsunamis.  The early days of his dissertation research at UNB, specifically working with Professor Richard B. Langley, is what first interested Komjathy in the research of different uses for GPS. “My ultimate...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

Communications

Posted: June 11, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


June 11, 2012—Saint John--Two political science students at the University of New Brunswick 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. Jonathan Cogger and Joshua Forward have each been awarded $5,000 to help achieve...

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Currie scholarships announced

Communications

Posted: June 7, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Currie Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick, valued at $50,000 over four years, is awarded to students who are recognized as some of the most promising young scholars in Canada. Tyler Young, Jaclynn Beckett, Jordie Taylor and Megan Smith display qualities of leadership and academic excellence; earning them the Currie Scholarship for the 2012-2013 year at the University of New...

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UNB men s hockey coach awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

Communications

Posted: June 7, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Gardiner MacDougall, head coach of the UNB men's hockey team, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by MLA Jack Carr in a surprisepresentation during the UNB Hockey Golf Tournament at The Kingswood Park Lodge recently. MacDougall is a three-time AUS Coach of the Year and was named CIS Coach ofthe Year in 2010. He was a member of the 2007 AUS World University Games gold medal...

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