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CCAA names UNBSJ athletes as 2011 2012 National Scholar Award recipients

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced their annual National Scholar Award recipients with several deserving UNBSJ athletes on the list. The National Scholar Award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student-athletes. To be recognized, a student-athlete must achieve honours standing at their institution in the current academic...

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Year of Water Lecture Examines Resource Extraction and Water Use

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Water is the essence of life on our planet. The health of the world’s ecosystems depends on it. This summer we experienced near record drought conditions in many parts of the world. Most of the planet is water but it seems scarcer than ever. Yet, Canada and New Brunswick are awash with water…aren’t we? We have nothing to worry about…right? David McLaughlin, former President and CEO of the...

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Alumnus honours father helps students by establishing award

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


FREDERICTON – When John Abernethy (BSE CE ‘57) made the switch from studying forestry to engineering at the University of New Brunswick, he couldn’t have known the journey he was about to begin. His work in the field of construction engineering, managing projects both large and small, led him from remote parts of the Canadian north to South America and Australia. He’s often said his career has...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2011-12

Communications

Posted: September 26, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


One hundred and eighty nine students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2011-12. 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 2011-12 academic year, 1171 students were...

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BMO poll shows students financing their own higher education

Communications

Posted: September 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


With classes now underway in the new school year, a poll from BMO Bank of Montreal reveals that two-thirds of students have been working and that the top source of funding to cover tuition and expenses for post-secondary education is the money students have earned and saved themselves.The total cost for a post-secondary education - according to research from the Federal government, including...

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Director actor and author Robert Moore to kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: September 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Director, actor and author Robert Moore will kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his fourth book, The Golden Book of Bovinities on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in K.C. Irving Hall, room 107 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Robert Moore is a director, an actor and the author of a dozen plays, including Rougher Magic. His first book of poetry,...

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Rain Plan in Effect for Opening Ceremony Today UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: September 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Due to the wet weather, the rain plan is in effect for today's Opening Ceremony (UNB Fredericton). The platform party will gather in the Board Room at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER while faculty will line up for the Faculty Procession in the Currie Center Long Hall at 11 a.m. For those faculty members wishing to borrow UNB gowns and hoods, limited numbers will be available from the gown table...

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Blakely Scholarships show the value of hard work and perseverance

Communications

Posted: September 21, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


FREDERICTON – The establishment of the Marven L. Blakely Scholarships was announced during an event Friday at the University of New Brunswick where the three inaugural recipients of the award were presented. The scholarships – valued at $7,500 each – will help three Fredericton campus students majoring in mathematics or physics. The selection is based on academic achievement and financial...

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UNBF Faculty of Nursing Announces Dean s List For 2011-12

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and seventy three 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 2011-12. The 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 2011-12 academic...

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UNB s centre for entrepreneurship ready to spread its wings

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON – Ever since its launch on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, the Pond-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has had a lofty ambition; modeled on a similar centre at MIT, the PDC aims to be a catalyst in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick. "We do this by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between entrepreneurs, young...

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Bruce Broster receives 2012 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Vancouver - Geoscientists Canada is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award - Dr. Bruce E. Broster, P.Geo. of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award is given to recognize the achievements of an individual, who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and practice of professional geoscience and who...

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Yun Zhang receives the First Giuseppe Inghilleri Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Zhang is the first person to ever receive the Giuseppe Inghilleri Award, which is to be presented only once every four years to a nominee who has significantly enhanced the applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, or spatial information sciences in the four years preceding the ISPRS congress. Dr. Zhang received the award for his important work in image fusion and automated...

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Law prof weighs in on a company s right to sue

Communications

Posted: September 18, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The following op-ed was published in the September 17 edition of the Toronto Star. Why Canada shouldn't let businesses sue in defamation In 1990 McDonald’s Corporation sued two Britons - a gardener and an unemployed postman - in defamation. It accused them of saying that McDonald’s food is unhealthy, that the company exploits children through advertising, and that it is anti-union, among other...

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UNB internationalizes its nursing program

Communications

Posted: September 18, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


To meet the challenging healthcare demands of a shrinking world and an increasingly mobile population, the University of New Brunswick has taken steps to further internationalize its renowned nursing program. In recent years, the faculty of nursing at UNB has put a strong focus on integrating international education into its academic and extra-curricular programming. Nursing students interested...

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New UNB Lecture Series to focus on military history

Communications

Posted: September 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick will be launching a new lecture series this fall. The Eaton Lectures will focus on Canadian military history and stewardship, and are named in honour of former UNB Chancellor Fredrik S. Eaton. The series kick-off will feature J. Marc Milner, director of UNB's Gregg Centre, who will challenge the concept of...

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UNB to celebrate Greg Kealey on October 27

Communications

Posted: September 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Join alumni, colleagues, friends and associates in a fun-filled evening of laughter and remembrance honouring Greg Kealey, Provost and Vice-President (Research) from 2001 to 2012. In music, theatre and film, over dinner on the Performance Court of the magnificent Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, we will give Greg an unforgettable thank-you for his distinguished service to UNB. All proceeds and...

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Ellyn to lecture on Neuroscience and Leadership

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Lynne Ellyn, a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Strategy practice, will be delivering a lecture at UNB on the topic of Neuroscience and Leadership. The presentation will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre on the UNB Fredericton...

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Internationally known statistician to deliver Priestman Lecture

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


We've moved from a world where we based our beliefs and decisions on small amounts of data to one where we're bombarded by information, both fact and fiction. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Dr. Christopher Wild, professor in the department of statistics at the University of Auckland, will discuss how data provides us with windows that we can use to inform our views and opinions when he delivers the...

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UNB Speaker Series Looks at Government Spying on Canadian Citizens

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


If Canada's history suggests that it is one of the most peaceful, well ordered, uneventful countries in a troubled world, then why have Canadian governments been so fearful of enemies within? That's the question that the University of New Brunswick’s Greg Kealey will answer at the upcoming Ideas That Matter lecture on Sept. 26. "Since before Confederation, Canadian governments have run spy...

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Year of Water Resumes with Oxford University Expert

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


He's been around the world more times than he can count, has dealt with water issues in more than 70 countries, and will be at the University of New Brunswick on September 19 and 20 to share his insights on water security. David Grey, visiting professor of water policy at Oxford University, will deliver his talk, "Sink or Swim? Chasing Water Security in Changing Climates," on Wednesday,...

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New UNBSJ program helps students prep for life

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Saint John --- The University of New Brunswick in Saint John is excited to be piloting a new program to help prepare international students for graduation. Graduation can be quite a busy time. Getting ready to leave the hallowed walls of UNBSJ to enter the working world can be a daunting undertaking. The Graduation Preparation Series (GPS) has been launched to take some of the anxiety out of...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Science Applied Science and Engineering announces Deans List for 2011-2012

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


One hundred and ninety-three students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's list for 2011-2012. The Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Ruth Shaw, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 for the academic year.  

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UNB gets Google Street View

Communications

Posted: September 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


It's not every day you see a tricycle and an SUV with 360 degree cameras cruising around campus. But that’s exactly what happened on Sunday, August 19 when Google’s Street View crew visited UNB Fredericton. The data collected by the Google crew on the 19th will help provide users of Google Maps with a street-level view of the Fredericton campus. This data will also help update the general...

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UNB reduces speed limit on Fredericton campus becomes more pedestrian-friendly

Communications

Posted: September 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


As it attempts to create an environment more conducive to walking and other forms of alternative transportation, the University of New Brunswick has changed the posted speed limit on its Fredericton campus.  University officials say the reduction from 40km/hr to 30km/hr is designed to further protect the thousands of students, staff, faculty, and guests who use the campus each day. "Many of...

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