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TRANSFOR-M allows UNB students to earn degrees while they travel

Communications

Posted: December 21, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The transatlantic forestry master dual degree program (TRANSFOR-M), which started in 2010, allows students to spend one year working on their degree in Canada and one year at a European institution. Students in the program will earn both a Canadian and a European master's degree in forestry and environmental management.  UNB's faculty of forestry and environmental management leads the Canadian...

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UNB student s energy-efficient innovation saves AV Nackawic 40 000 annually

Communications

Posted: December 20, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Despite the fact that AV Nackawic was the first prehydrolysis Kraft mill conversion in Canada, it still struggled with a lack of resources due to the current economic downturn.  The rapidly rising cost of power has increased the importance of energy efficiency in pulp mills, and for this reason, AV Nackawic reached out to the expertise of graduate student Rohan Bandekar from the department of...

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UNB s Robert Austin releases new book

Communications

Posted: December 18, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Robert Austin, dean of the faculty of business at UNB Fredericton, just launched his new novel, Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a 21st Century CEO Leader, which was published by the Harvard Business Review Press in December.  Co-authored by Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O'Donnell, Harder Than I Thought, tells the story of Jim Barton, the new CEO of Santa Monica Aerospace whose job isn’t...

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Holiday message from Eddy Campbell

Communications

Posted: December 17, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dear friends, As 2012 comes to a close, we have much to celebrate and to be thankful for at UNB. It is impossible, however, to overlook the tragic and deeply disturbing event that took place on December 14 in Connecticut, so close to home. While I do believe that our society has improved in many ways large and small over the centuries - as one of our historians reminded me recently, this is...

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2 5-million bequest provides opportunities Shirley and Roy Cooper never had

Communications

Posted: December 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


When she was asked about attending university as a young woman, Shirley Cooper (1931-2011) said it just wasn’t in the cards. She described it as an option not available to either her or her husband Roy. That option will be available for many young people thanks to a $2.5 million bequest from Shirley Cooper to the J. Roy and Shirley L. Cooper Bursary at the University of New Brunswick. The J....

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Dog therapy coming to UNB

Communications

Posted: December 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Student exams with the usual holiday stressors can be overwhelming. Studies have shown that dog therapy can help to provide a refreshing refocusing of energy, and allow for time for sharing stories, interacting with friends, and for feeling a connection to our furry friends. UNB is focused on providing students with health and wellness programs, and in keeping with this focus Dog Therapy is...

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Kelly Munkittrick wins international award for work in developing countries

Communications

Posted: December 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) announced Kelly Munkittrick, University of New Brunswick researcher located in Saint John, as the winner of the 2012 SETAC Global Partners Capacity-Building Award during the SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting last month in Long Beach, California. In the past 10 years, Munkittrick has actively contributed to the education,...

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UNB Alumnus beats out 1 000 others to win international competition

Communications

Posted: December 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Greg Connell (BScEE 2012), and his four partners who started the business Groupnotes, were the winners of the 2012 Global Startup Battle - an international competition with more than 1,000 teams from 60 different countries across the globe. The international contest is all about launching a startup in just 54 hours. It's made up of teams who have won the startup competition in their home...

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UNB Remembers Montreal Massacre

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dec. 6 has been the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women since the murder of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989. Every year Canadians take time not only to remember the women who died on this day because of their gender but also to rededicate ourselves to the end of violence against women. Campuses across the country hold memorial...

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Librarian is in kiosk at UNB

Communications

Posted: December 5, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Inspired by Lucy’s booth on Charlie Brown, Judy MacLean decided to set up a 'Librarian is in' kiosk at UNB Fredericton's Science and Forestry Library. "The end of term is a very stressful time for students," said MacLean, who has worked as a librarian at UNB off and on for 20 years. "I wanted to add a little levity at the Science and Forestry library by stepping out of the library and into...

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Colloquium series to discuss pros and cons of U S education programs

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday Dec. 6, UNB's faculty of education will present a Colloquium Series with Katy Arnett at 7 p.m. In Room 356 of Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. Dr. Arnett will present English learners in U.S. Schools: The successes and pitfalls of federal education policies and programs. Though one of the core principles of the U.S. is linked to one's freedom of speech, the language rights...

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Tony Secco hosts event to recognize UNBF teaching award winners

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Fourteen UNB Fredericton teachers who received teaching excellence awards this year were recognized at a celebration recently where Vice-President Fredericton (Academic), Tony Secco, highlighted these fourteen as shining examples of the great teaching that is happening every day at UNB. This year's award winners are from the faculties of science, arts, engineering, law, business, and...

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UNB Moncton nursing students launch diabetes booklet

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Third-year nursing students at UNB Moncton recently launched a booklet called Diabetes: Connect, Prevent & Manage. This booklet promotes healthy living and highlights community resources in the Moncton area and surrounding communities. While the target population is the diabetes community, this booklet also has resources for those interested in healthy living and the prevention of diabetes. As...

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UNB offers one summer term

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Starting in 2013, UNB will introduce one Summer Term that will run from May-August and will replace the traditional Spring, Intersession and Summer Session. Most students will not notice a difference. Under the single Summer Term, courses will still open for registration in March 2013. The Summer Term will officially begin in May; however, courses will start at different times throughout the...

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