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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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UNB researcher gets nod from ABC news

Communications

Posted: November 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster - by counting its rings, like a tree. Raouf Kilada, a research associate at the University of New Brunswick Saint John and lead author of a scientific paper documenting the process, presented his findings Thursday at a scientific conference in Portland. ABC News - Study: Like a Tree, Growth Rings Show...

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Alumnae celebrates some of UNB s brightest students at annual luncheon

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


This year's UNB Associated Alumnae award recipients ranged from future biochemists to teachers and everything in between.  The Alumnae recently held a luncheon to congratulate this year's student award winners and to remember the women who made these awards possible. Karen Taylor, president of the Associated Alumnae Council, spoke at the event saying that it was very special day of celebration,...

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Fredericton s faculty of business showcases achievements

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s faculty of business administration celebrated the achievements and contributions of it students, faculty and alumni at its 25th annual business awards dinner recently. Robert Austin, the dean of the faculty of business administration, presented a certificate of achievement to bachelor of business administration graduate Kim MacPherson (BBA ’84)....

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UNB Saint John student health advocate wins award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Vanessa Morris, a third-year nursing student at UNB Saint John, recently received the Mae Gallant Student Award from the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses. As the Health Promotion and Advocacy Chair, and executive member of the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Vanessa received the award for her dedication to health promotion and advocacy. Vanessa...

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UNB responds to Throne Speech

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The following statement by UNB president, Eddy Campbell, was issued following the Government's release of its Speech from the Throne on Nov. 27. The Throne Speech emphasized the importance of innovation to New Brunswick's economic productivity and social progress. This message was heard clearly at UNB, where the majority of New Brunswick's research and development in New Brunswick takes...

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UNB technology featured on hit TV show

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A recent episode of CBS's prime-time hit, The Big Bang Theory, featured a subtle homage to technology that can be traced to the University of New Brunswick. As the director of the University of New Brunswick’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, John Spray is among those who believe that the truth behind Mars’ mysterious and potentially life-supporting past will finally be unearthed as a result...

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UNB welcomes new alumni ED Margaret Grant-McGivney

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB is pleased to announce that Margaret Grant-McGivney (BScCE'88) has joined the university to undertake the important role of executive director of the UNB Associated Alumni. Margaret has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector. Most recently she served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Strategic Development and Intergovernmental Relations in New Brunswick's Department of...

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2012 Eaton Lecture video now online

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The 2012 Eaton Lecture presented by UNB's Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is now online. Entitled Beyond Remembrance, the lecture was delivered by Gregg Centre Director J. Marc Milner earlier this month at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. 

The inaugural Eaton Lecture posed the question: What do we make of the great wars of the 20th century when all the veterans are gone?...

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Computer science students connect with local IT experts

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The UNB faculty of computer science, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Information Technology Council (NBITC), hosted a panel discussion last week featuring five high-profile New Brunswick entrepreneurs and leaders in the information technology industry. Chris Boudreau, CEO of ClinicServer; Mary Goggin, Co-Founder of Accreon; Dave Grebenc, Co-CEO of Innovatia; Keith McIntosh, CEO of PQA;...

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Saint John Faculty of Business honours its top instructors

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Faculty of Business is pleased to present Departmental Awards in Teaching Excellence to Karen Ludwig and Suzanne Tucker. Award nominees show leadership, demonstrate creativity and innovation and create positive learning environments for students to excel. Karen Ludwig has a great passion for teaching, impact on student learning, knowledge and creativity which is why she was chosen by her...

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UNB joins fight against cancer

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Eddy Campbell, chairman, and co-chairwoman Jenny Thistle are excited about UNB Fredericton's first ever Relay For Life set to take place on Saturday, January 26. The university is looking for students, staff and alumni to form teams and sign up to fight back against cancer. Contact Jenny Thistle at unbrelay@gmail.com to sign up.

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UNB participates in global entrepreneurship week

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre brought in a host of well-known guest speakers during last week's Global Entrepreneurship Week. The topic of discussion was The entrepreneurial journey and supporting the ecosystem. Among the speakers were: Derek Oland, Executive Chairman of Moosehead Breweries Limited Ian Cavanagh, CEO of Ambir Solutions. Rivers Corbett, Co-Founder & President of Relish...

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UNB research contributes to world s first thought-controlled prosthetic leg

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


It's been years of research in the making and recently the groundbreaking bionic leg was put to the ultimate test when Zac Vawter climbed 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago's Willis Tower—one of the world's tallest skyscrapers. University of New Brunswick Alumnus, Levi Hargrove, the lead researcher at the Center for Bionic Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, worked...

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Wendy Robbins contributes to national report about women in university research

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Council of Canadian Academies recently released a report entitled, Strengthening Canada's Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension, and UNB's Wendy Robbins was among the 15-member expert panel to contribute to the report. In response to a request by the Minister of Industry in the fall of 2010 after the notable absence of female candidates for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research...

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Best-selling author Chris McChesney coming to UNB

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The UNB College of Extended Learning is proud to present recent #1 National best-selling co-author Chris McChesney for a special speaking event, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn the process for executing strategy and how to deploy the principles at every level of an organization. Performance of individuals, teams, and the organization...

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UNB contributes to NBSC report

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The New Brunswick Securities Commission released the third annual Capital Markets Report this week, publishing key metrics and highlighting significant events that occurred during 2011. The Commission acknowledges the contribution by Dinesh Iyer, a Masters in Business Administration graduate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair and associate professor...

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Kathy McCain UNB is an investment in NB s future

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Universities – and the people they employ – are an investment in New Brunswick’s future Two weeks ago the University of New Brunswick posted a complete list of its employees who earn over $60,000 online. As an institution that receives funding from both students and taxpayers, UNB welcomed this opportunity to add an extra layer of transparency to its internal operations. I would like to take...

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Repairs to Somerville House necessary and overdue

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s historic Somerville House has appeared in the news recently following the completion of repairs to the sewer lines and veranda of the Victorian-era residence. The university’s associate vice-president for capital planning and property development, Barbara Nicholson, says the repairs to the property were necessary due to concerns over water infiltration and wood...

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UNB programming teams have strong showing at North American competition

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


UNB recently had two teams compete at the Northeast North America Regional Programming Contest—part of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The competition, which is attended by top performers from the Atlantic competition held in October, involved a team of three students, who have five hours and a single computer to write programs to solve as many of the contest problems as...

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UNB signs MOU with Mitacs

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Last week, the University of New Brunswick signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with Mitacs on an international fellowship initiative, the Globalink Graduate Fellowship Program. As part of a full partner collaboration between UNB and Mitacs a number of Globalink Graduate Fellowships will be made available to UNB graduate students who took part in the Globalink program. "UNB is...

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Professor Jeff Landine to present about work satisfaction

Communications

Posted: November 19, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, Nov. 22, Jeffrey Landine, assistant professor with UNB's faculty of education, will present Finding satisfaction at work; finding satisfaction from work at 7 p.m. at Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Dr., in Room 356, at UNB Fredericton. A recent national survey done by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) indicated that Canadians are generally happy...

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IMTA served up as main course at Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast

Communications

Posted: November 12, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Thierry Chopin, marine biology professor at UNB Saint John and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), was the October 2012 invited speaker of the Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast series in Ottawa. Bacon and Eggheads is a flagship series that brings together Parliamentarians with experts across science and engineering, showcasing outstanding...

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Award-winning poets will read from their work as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning poets Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis will read from A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth and The Rapids respectively on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hazen Hall, room 232 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Stephanie Bolster’s latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (2011), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2012. Her first...

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UNB students to share their experiences in Malawi

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This past summer, seven UNB students from the faculties of nursing, kinesiology, law, arts and engineering participated in the UNB Students for Development Program funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. UNB will host Malawi Night where students will share their experiences with the public on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.- 7...

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Calgary oil executive s scholarship benefits N S engineering students at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A young woman with a sense of social responsibility, strong academics and athletic prowess is the inaugural recipient of the James M. Saunders Scholarship. Courtney Roddick of Westville, N.S. is the first recipient of the award which is valued at $5,000. The scholarship is provided to a student from Nova Scotia entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program. Selection is based on...

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The Andrews Initiative 2012 year of water speakers series presents David Schindler

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


As part of the annual Hynes Memorial Lecture series, David Schindler, Kilam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta; and founder of the Experimental Lakes Area, will come to UNB to talk about the oil sands. Two lectures will be presented in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute on Nov. 15 and 16: The Oil Sands: Economic Saviour or Environmental Disaster? will take place...

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Turing100 lecture series

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A lecture series organized to spark the imaginations of budding scientists, and to recognize the accomplishments of Alan Turing, continues next week with two events. Dr. Srinivas (Srini) Sampalli's, professor in the faculty of computer science at the Dalhousie University, lecture - Smartphones + Cloud Computing + Near Field Communications (NFC): Will this be the next big wave in wireless - will...

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UNB honours Gwen Bear at memorial lecture

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Room 143, Marshall d'Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. This lecture is the second event of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series “Welcome to Our Talking Circle”, which aims to bring Wolaqtoqi and Mi’kmaq First Nations speakers, stories and perspectives to UNB. The Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: Grandmother Teachings...

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UNB McNutt lecture welcomes Linda McQuaig

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Journalist and best-selling author, Linda McQuaig, will give the 2012-2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture at UNB Fredericton on November 28, 2012, and UNB Saint John Nov. 29, 2012. McQuaig is the author of nine Canadian non-fiction books, seven of which were national bestsellers, including The Trouble with Millionaires (2010), which she co-authored with Neil Brooks.  She's written for the...

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UNB to host New Brunswick Health Research Conference

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB is co-hosting the fourth annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference, which will take place at the Delta Fredericton on Nov. 7-8, 2012. The Dream of Future Generations - The Challenge of our Generation will include Dr. Paul Lasko, Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Genetics, Dr. Jacques Magnan, CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and Dr. Rémi Quirion, FRSQ’s Chief...

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Cleghorn Tour transforms the way teachers teach

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Ten-day experience has big impact on classrooms across Canada Seventeen teachers from across Canada will never teach about the First and Second World Wars the same again. The teachers and prospective teachers, ranging from St. John's to Winnipeg, were part of the Cleghorn War and Memory Study tour of France and Belgium in July delivered by The Gregg Centre for War and Society at UNB and the...

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Noah Richler to speak at UNB about how we talk about war

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Noah Richler, author of the Governor General's Award-nominated What We Talk About When We Talk About War, will be delivering a talk on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the UNB Fredericton Wu Conference Centre.   As part of this year's annual Dominick Graham Lecture on war and society, Richler argues that the net effect of 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a discrediting of...

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UNB moves up two spots to fourth in Maclean s university rankings

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has placed fourth among Canada's 15 comprehensive universities in the latest edition of Maclean's annual university rankings.  This is a two-step jump from last year’s sixth place result. "Everyone here has been working hard to meet the goals identified in our strategic plan," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "UNB's teaching, research, and programs are...

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Author Margot Livesey to read from her new novel as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Author Margot Livesey will read from her novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  The Flight of Gemma Hardy is Margot Livesey’s seventh novel, following Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, and The House on Fortune Street. She is the...

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Computer Science to celebrate 30 years of co-op education

Communications

Posted: October 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB's faculty of computer science will host their annual awards dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. This year, on top of celebrating its dean's list recipients, winners of student prizes, scholarships, bursaries and other awards, the faculty will also be celebrating 30 years of its co-operative education program - the longest standing program of its kind in...

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Google Street view Been There Done That

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


This past August and September, Google's Street View Crew visited UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a tricycle and a SUV equipped with 360-degree cameras. Creating a street view of a city, or a university campus and putting it in a geographical database allows people to tour the city or the campus without actually being there; it’s a virtual tour. When Google pioneered its Street View...

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Kinesiology gets down and dirty for city trails

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Students, faculty and staff from the Faculty of Kinesiology recently met to clean a portion of the City of Fredericton trail system that was adopted by the UNB Kinesiology Society.

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UNB presents the award-winning authors of Retirement Rocks

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Centre for Financial Studies in UNB Fredericton's Faculty of Business Administration has just confirmed that Heather Compton and Dennis Blas, authors of the award-winning book Retirement Rocks!, have been scheduled to present a retirement seminar over the two evenings of Nov. 13 and 14, 2012. Retirement Rocks! is a dynamic seminar experience that addresses the retirement concerns of...

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Women s Studies retreat pays tribute to Linda Kealey

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The following was read during the UNB Women's Studies Retreat, on Oct. 12, 2012: Prepared by Dr. Carmen Poulin. It is a pleasure and a great honour for me to be given this opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. Linda Kealey and to thank her sincerely on behalf of all of the people involved in the Women Studies Program at UNB Fredericton, both students and faculty members, many of whom could not be...

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PowerShift Atlantic gets national recognition

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


PowerShift Atlantic received the R.J. Templin Award at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) annual meeting held in Toronto recently. The R.J. Templin Award was first awarded in 1985. It is to recognize any individual or organization who has undertaken scientific, technical, engineering or policy work that has significantly advanced the wind energy industry in Canada.  Dr. Liuchen...

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Turing100 lecture series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A lecture series organized to spark the imaginations of budding scientists, and to recognize the accomplishments of Alan Turing, kicks off this Monday. Dr. Carlisle Adams, professor in the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, lecture - Turing: Some Significant Milestones in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis – will take place Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30...

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UNBers take home transportation awards

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference was held recently in Fredericton. Three UNB Civil Engineers were recognized for their work at that conference. Eric Hildebrand, professor in civil engineering, was the winner of the 2012 Award of Academic Merit from the Transportation Association of Canada. The Award of Academic Merit recognizes individuals who have made a long-term...

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UNB Saint John computer science team headed to finals

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A UNB Saint John computer science team has placed second in the annual ACM Programming Competition and is headed to the 2012 Northeast North America Regional Final held at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, on November 3. The winning team of Brandon Michael W. Smith, Jessica Mary Blanchard and Alec Dominic Gordon competed in the programming competition on October 12 at Mount...

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UNB hosts presentation and workshop on workplace wellness

Communications

Posted: October 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) is hosting a presentation and workshop about workplace wellness on Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, respectively. Protecting Yourself from Burnout will be presented by Mary Ann Baynton, of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Wu Conference Centre at 7 p.m. Mary Ann is the author of...

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UNB to host conference on Public-Private Partnerships

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Through a conference scheduled in November, the University of New Brunswick hopes to shed an unbiased eye on the long-held public debate over public-private partnerships (P3s). In cooperation with Partnerships New Brunswick and The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, UNB's Transportation Group with the department of civil engineering has invited experts of all specialties to...

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Researchers gather at UNB to discuss findings on Canada s hot issues

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Poverty and inequality, tax and fiscal issues, health outcomes, and integration of immigrants are among some of the issues researchers from across the country will discuss during the Evidence-Based Policy Formation and Evaluation Conference being held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. A crucial component of effective policymaking is that policy be consistent...

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UNB to celebrate more than 640 graduates in Saint John and Fredericton

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Posted: October 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies will take place Thursday and Friday of this week in Fredericton and Saint John respectively. Fredericton's 58th Fall Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Approximately 470 students will receive degrees.   In Saint John, the 30th Fall Convocation will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, at...

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Vincent Lam to read from his first novel The Headmaster s Wager as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Author Vincent Lam will read from his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Hall, on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Vincent Lam’s short story collection, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was adapted for television and broadcast on HBO Canada. Lam is also co-author of The...

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Emmerson family PolyCello establish scholarship at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Thanks to a generous gift of $100,000 from PolyCello, the first recipient of the Emmerson Family Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick is Katy van Vulpen. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Katy is enrolled in the advanced standing nursing program at UNB in Fredericton. The scholarship, valued at $2,000, assists students who are residents of either Cumberland County, Nova...

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UNB announces new Canada Research Chair Ying Zheng

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Ying Zheng, the newly named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chemical Process and Catalysis, and her team have received a financial boost today to continue their research in finding more cost-effective ways of producing biofuels. Dr. Zheng, a professor and researcher with the University of New Brunswick’s department of chemical engineering, will receive $500,000 from the CRC program over the next...

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UNB s EATON lecture to challenge concept of remembrance

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


What will Canadians make of the great wars of the 20th century when all the veterans are gone? That's the question J. Marc Milner, director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, will answer during this fall's inaugural Eaton Lecture. Dr. Milner's inaugural talk, entitled Beyond Remembrance, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at...

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Student Accessibility Centre gives away iPad

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Student Accessibility Centre (SAC) recently held an orientation barbecue and scavenger hunt for its students and mentors.   This event provided information to students registered with SAC about key support services on campus. One participant was the winner of an iPad, which is now being used to make his readings and lecture notes more accessible.

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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: October 10, 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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Reflections on Things Past

Communications

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Legacy of the Charlottetown Accord Negotiations 20 Years Later UNB will be hosting a major national conference on October 25 and 26 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord negotiations and the continuing impact of that era on Canadian law and politics. With the recent return to power of the Parti Quebecois, and with a host of other constitutional issues reemerging on...

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UNB selected as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers

Communications

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as one of the country’s top employers. Today, the Globe and Mail announced Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013. UNB was the only New Brunswick employer to make the list and was among 5 Canadian universities. UNB President, Eddy Campbell, says as one of the largest employers in New Brunswick, UNB is a special place to work. "Many people have...

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New Brunswick Residential School survivors to speak at UNB

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Posted: October 5, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute will host an inaugural lecture called "You took our talk"; a panel discussion from New Brunswick Residential School survivors. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., in Room 356 of Marshall d'Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton. The lecture is part of "Welcome to Our Talking Circle", a new Wolastoqiyik/Mi’kmaq...

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A world of similarities UNBSJ partners with China

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Even though China and Saint John are located at opposite ends of the world, the similarities between students are much closer to home.  Rob Moir, an economics professor at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, is able to apply his own learnings from his recent time there to his classroom in Saint John. Great experience This spring, Moir was a visiting instructor at the Huazhong University...

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Four UNB students win national scholarships

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Four University of New Brunswick students were awarded scholarships from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC). The EFC Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships annually to university and college students across the country. Among the winners were UNB's own Jonah Tremblay, an electrical engineering student who won the Affiliated Distributors Electrical Industry Scholarship valued at $3,500; Ian...

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UNBSJ MBA orientation week guest speaker

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, Events


The MBA Program at UNB Saint John will welcome Hal Gregersen, author of The Innovator's DNA and senior affiliate professor for INSEAD, for a presentation and discussion on innovation and disruptive technologies with local business leaders and over 100 new MBA students. Dr. Gregersen's presentation is part of a weeklong orientation for new MBA students. The orientation includes an opportunity...

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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

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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

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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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President welcomes Class of 2016

Communications

Posted: August 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Greetings new students, This week marks not only the official beginning of your careers as undergraduates, it marks the beginning of a new phase in your lives. For many of you, this new beginning represents a break from everything that came before - a break from your childhoods, a break from your family and friends, and a break from your home communities. It is an opportunity to continue...

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Opening Ceremony for new UNB-F students to be held Sept 5

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


FREDERICTON – The official Opening Ceremony for new students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:15 a.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This annual ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome new students to the Fredericton campus and celebrate their entry into higher education. This ceremony, along with Encaenia (UNB’s...

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UNBF Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management Announces Dean s List for 2011-12

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


  Twenty-five students in the faculty of forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2011-12. The dean of forestry and environmental management, Don Floyd, 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...

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

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Ninety-four students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2011-12. 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 2011-12 academic year, 518 students were enrolled in...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and UNB Saint John renew unique partnership

Communications

Posted: August 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Every child who needs a mentor – has a mentor.It’s the goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, but despite its straightforward premise, achieving it can be difficult. The biggest hurdle is recruiting enough volunteers to serve on the board of directors and work as mentors with children in the community. “Recruiting volunteers is a key for us,” said Laurie Collins, executive director of...

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UNB joins search for life on Mars

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Spray, Elliott and Thompson team up with NASA Following a tense and delicate – yet ultimately successful – landing on Mars last August 6, NASA’s Curiosity rover almost immediately began sending information back to Earth. On that early Monday morning, John Spray was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, one of numerous scientists unable to contain his excitement. Having worked on the...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Arts announces Deans List for 2011-2012

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Ninety-five students in the Faculty of Arts 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 of Arts, Dr. Joanna Everitt, 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.

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UNBF Faculty of Business Administration Announces Dean s List for 2011-12

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and sixty-six 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 2011-12. 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 2011-12...

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UNBF Faculty of Computer Science Announces Dean s List For 2011-12

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


Sixty-five 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 2011-12. 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 2011-12 academic year, 301 students were...

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UNBF Faculty of Engineering announces Dean s List for 2011-12

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and seventy-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 2011-12. 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 2011-12 academic year, 1174 students...

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Happy New Brunswick Day from UNB

Communications

Posted: August 3, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Happy New Brunswick Day from UNB Greetings, New Brunswick Day is upon us onceagain. While the long weekend marks an opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate, this unique holiday also provides us with a chance to reflect on our collective past and, just as importantly, glance ahead to our future. While we no doubt face challenges - such as an aging population and the...

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UNBSJ welcomes new associate vice-president

Communications

Posted: August 3, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The level of enthusiasm of the people working on the campus, and their passion for Saint John, impressed Dr. Laurelle LeVert, the new associate vice-president at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) even before she started her new role. “The people I have met so far are absolutely great,” says LeVert.  “They really clinched the deal for me.” Wide variety of disciplines  After her time...

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Building a Better Province President provides update on UNB s ambitious plan

Communications

Posted: August 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


Ever since he helped establish a new strategic direction for the University of New Brunswick in November of 2010, President Eddy Campbell’s focus hasn’t wavered from the five key goals that were developed at the time.  While providing an exceptional and transformative experience to its students is first among UNB’s five priorities, and with progress being made on goals two through four of the...

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McCain and Baxter appointed to new positions

Communications

Posted: August 1, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, In the Media


Kathryn McCain, chair of the McCain Foundation, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, which began July 1. She was previously vice-chair of the board. Ms. McCain has been a member of UNB’s Board of Governors since 1998. During this time, she has served on a number of board committees including, the Advancement Committee (chair),...

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UNB takes lead in going green

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


In eliminating almost 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the same as planting four million mature trees, the University of New Brunswick's energy management program has saved more than money; it has helped save the environment. Committed to cutting its CO2 footprint by 30 percent come 2016, UNB is currently on track to exceed that goal says Tim Cross, the university's energy coordinator. With...

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UNB Enjoys Banner Year for Fundraising

Communications

Posted: July 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, In the Media


With the support of its alumni, and friends, the University of New Brunswick raised the second largest sum in its history last year. Thanks to the contributions of 5000 alumni, UNB collected $25 million in 2011-12. "Beyond the gifts themselves, the implicit message behind them is deeply encouraging," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "That's 5000 people who believe in this university. It's...

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Improving rehabilitation

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, visited with Dr. Chris McGibbon from the University of New Brunswick today where he highlighted how federal investments are helping strengthen healthcare across the country, in particular his research aimed at improving rehabilitation and assistive technologies for persons with...

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UNB Alum turns school assignment into thriving business

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


After creating a recreational gymnastics business for an entrepreneurship assignment at the University of New Brunswick in 2006, Kara Hachey has since turned that assignment into a career. Go-Go Gymnastics is a mobile recreational gymnastics club that works out of 11 towns and cities, but it began modestly in Fredericton, N.B. with the hope of empowering and encouraging New Brunswickers to...

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UNB s new seismograph to enhance research learning opportunities

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is studying earthquake activity in the Maritimes thanks to the recent purchase of a seismograph. Seismographs record the arrival of seismic waves from earthquakes by measuring voltages generated when ground movements cause electrical coils to move relative to magnetic masses suspended on springs. UNB alumni may recall an old seismograph that was installed on...

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Universities and Colleges offer good value for taxpayers

Communications

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

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


By Eddy Campbell, President of UNB Our post-secondary institutions exist to transform lives, to transmit and create knowledge, and to create prosperity. With these roles comes the important responsibility to make good and effective use of the support offered by the citizens of New Brunswick through their government, not to mention the fees paid by our students and the contributions of our many...

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Katherine Murray receives David H Walker Prize for fiction

Communications

Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Katherine Murray wins the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction The department of english is proud to announce that this year's winner of the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction is Katherine Murray for her short story “A Compassionate Retelling.” The David H. Walker Prize, worth $1000, has been awarded each year since 1997 to the best work of short fiction by a UNB graduate or undergraduate...

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UNB Welcomes New Vice President of Research

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Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On August 1, 2012, the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. David Burns as its new vice president of research. As a member of UNB’s senior management team, Dr. Burns will help shape UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda. “I am really looking forward to working with faculty, students and staff at UNB – lots of exciting opportunities and initiatives on both campuses,” says...

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UNB professor to study consumers knowledge on energy - CBC News

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Posted: July 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick professor of forestry and environmental management is tackling questions about New Brunswick's energy policy. Tom Beckley has received a federal grant through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He plans to use the money to find out how much New Brunswickers know about the utility system and energy issues. Beckley says he will also compare the...

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Students from across the country to benefit from enrichment program

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB Alumni News - Spring 2012

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Posted: May 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


Read the latest issue of the UNB Alumni News. 

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Education trumps EI - Telegraph Journal

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

Category: In the Media, Commentary, myUNB


We know how much angry mail politicians are going to receive on the subject of EI reform. So we'd like to pose a couple of provocative questions: What if New Brunswickers do not need better Employment Insurance benefits? What if the people of this province would benefit more from better access to effective education? Some very great New Brunswickers have subscribed to the notion that education...

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Royals visit UNB Saint John Promise Partnership project

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Monday, May 21, their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, toured New Brunswick, stopping by a school in Saint John that UNB has been involved with through a program called the Promise Partnership.  The Promise Partnership is a close collaboration between UNB Saint John students, faculty and staff as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White / St. Francis...

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UNB alumnus featured in Globe and Mail business case study

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

Category: In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


In a short span of two years, Rivers Corbett and his business partner, chef Ray Henry, have seen their entrepreneurial venture take off, growing to five locations, and two more opening in July, with presence in three Atlantic provinces. Their venture, Fredericton-based Relish Gourmet Burgers, was built around creating an experience that customers would “relish” along with their food. The Relish...

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UNB Saint John s promise partnership garners Royal attention

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Monday, their Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, toured New Brunswick, stopping by a school in Saint John that UNB has been involved with through a program called the Promise Partnership.  The Promise Partnership is a close collaboration between UNB Saint John students, faculty and staff as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White / St. Francis School. As...

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1 649 Students Receive Degrees at UNB s Spring Graduation Ceremonies

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

Category: UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick celebrated the accomplishments of 1,649 graduates from across Canada and around the world at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, May 16 to 18.This year’s graduation ceremonies saw 1,384 students receive bachelor’s degrees, 241 earn master’s degrees and 24 achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD.The university’s top...

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UNB grants six honorary degrees during spring graduation

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

Category: UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick granted honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies, May 16 to 18. UNB Fredericton held its 183rd Encaenia on May 16 and 17. Susan Chalmers-Gauvin received an honorary doctor of letters degree at Encaenia
 Ceremony A, on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. A senior executive with 20 years of management, consulting and...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2012

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Posted: May 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


It was my great pleasure this past May to watch so many students I have come to know and admire over the years cross the stage to receive their degrees. The following is my address to UNB's Class of 2012. Eddy Campbell.  University of New Brunswick's Encaenia and Convocation Ceremonies President's Address to GraduatesMay 2012  Your Honour, members of government, Mr. Chancellor, Members of the...

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Two UNB faculty among 5 newly-elected municipal leaders to watch

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Posted: May 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


New Brunswick voters shook up the province's political landscape on Monday night, electing many new faces to council positions and turning to new mayors. Almost every council across the province will have some new faces around the table when the next session is called to order in the next month. There are some candidates who were elected in the first election where they could actually vote....

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UNB projects receive 4 8 million

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Posted: May 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB


Three research projects at the University of New Brunswick have received funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in the latest competitive round of the Atlantic Innovation Fund. Dr. Yun Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing in UNB’s geodesy and geomatics engineering department, received more than $1.9 million from ACOA. He and his team will use...

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A Victoria Day celebration

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

Category: In the Media


In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, a Victoria Day celebration will be held May 21 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Hazen White/St. Francis (HWSF) School.  The royal couple is visiting HWSF to observe first-hand how students are benefitting from the school's work with...

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University of New Brunswick s response to recent online comments

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON - The University of New Brunswick is concerned about recent comments made about certain services available to its students. While our responsibility to respect student privacy prevents us from sharing details of individual cases, we can offer the following comments: We are aware of this particular individual’s concerns. We take all student concerns very seriously, and we are proud...

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Former UNB president publishes book about Lord Beaverbook and the Kennedys

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Posted: May 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


When James Downey became the 14th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick in 1980, he knew very little about Lord Beaverbrook and his many gifts to the university and the province of New Brunswick. But he soon became as fascinated with the “Beaver” as most New Brunswickers. I often found myself telling stories of Beaverbrook’s relations with New Brunswick, stories not...

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Book by former UNB president James Downey to be launched May 15

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Lord Beaverbrook and the Kennedys, written by former UNB president James Downey, will be officially launched on Tuesday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m., in Memorial Hall at UNB Fredericton.  Dr. Downey has long been interested in the connection between Lord Beaverbrook, UNB’s greatest 20th century benefactor, and the Kennedy family, starting with Beaverbrook’s contemporary on the world stage, Joseph...

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UNB and Shad Valley renew partnership

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Shad Valley have renewed their partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding recently. UNB, in partnership with the provincial government, has committed to supporting students who attend the Shad Valley program. Shad Valley 2012 begins Sunday, July 1 and run until July 27. UNB is proud to be one of the host campuses for the program...

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UNB to co-host 30th annual provincial math competition

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The 30th annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades 7, 8 and 9 students will take place on Friday, May 11, 2012. The competition is organized by the mathematics and statistics department at the University of New Brunswick and the faculty of science and the school of engineering at l'Université de Moncton, with the sponsorship of the New Brunswick education department. Students...

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Seaweeds a part of our everyday life Video

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


An informative video on the roles, applications and values of seaweeds in marine ecosystems, our economy and society has been created by researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network,...

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University of New Brunswick presented with Mayor s Environmental Award

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick was awarded the Mayor’s Environmental Award tonight during a City Council meeting at Fredericton City Hall. The award was presented to Dr. Tony Secco, UNB's Vice-President (Fredericton),  for UNB’s continued stewardship of the city’s protected wellfield area. It is so important that we honour those in our community that are helping with our effort to reduce...

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UNB Saint John s Hans W Klohn Commons featured in Library Design Showcase

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John's Hans W. Klohn Commons has recently been featured in the Library Design Showcase 2012 published by American Libraries Magazine This annual review showcases the best in new and renovated library facilities.  The Hans W. Klohn Commons is included in the Green Facilities and Service Flexibility sections of the review

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2012-2013

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

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


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The $178.4-million budget represents an annual increase of $4.47 million, or 2.6 per cent. It is the third 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 MBA students raise 6 000 for CNIB New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Fredericton Master of Business Administration (MBA) students raised $6,000 during the recent Dining in the Dark event held earlier this month.  Dining in the Dark Fredericton was organized as part of an MBA professional development class project on social entrepreneurship. It was the first time such an event had been hosted in the capital. The students’ aim was not...

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UNB releases economic impact assessment

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

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick commissioned an Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) in the fall of 2011 to better understand the many ways in which the university impacts the provincial economy. Among the high-level findings from the study: Return on Investment: UNB returns $1.06 to the province for every dollar it invests in the institution. Expenditures: In 2009-10 UNB’s expenditures included...

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Award-winning author Peter Behrens will read from his new novel The O Briens

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Posted: April 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Awarding-winning author Peter Behrens returns to the Lorenzo Reading Series to close out the 2011-12 season with a reading from his new novel, The O’Briens on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Peter Behrens’ debut novel, The Law of Dreams (2006), won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was...

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Canadian water policy expert to speak in Fredericton

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Posted: April 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Perhaps no province in Canada has faced more water issues than Alberta.  And Kim Sturgess, founder and CEO of Alberta WaterSMART, has dealt with them all.  She is an expert on the often competing demands of agriculture, industry, environmentalists and the household user. On Tuesday, April 10, Ms. Sturgess will speak on “Water Security:  Global Problem – Local Solutions.”  Hosted by the...

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CBC Co-host of CBC TV s fifth estate Linden MacIntyre to read from Why Men Lie

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Posted: April 5, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist Linden MacIntyre will read from Why Men Lie on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Novelist Linden MacIntyre is a co-host of CBC TV’s fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism. His bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was...

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From the Maritimes game developer builds bridge to Silicon Valley

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Posted: April 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


George Donovan, owner of Gogii Games Corp., a Moncton-based developer of interactive games, knew that the choice of location for his company was one challenge that would never change. Disruptive technologies had changed the way the video-gaming industry worked, moving away from large video-game developers to independent producers spread around the globe. This shift had empowered individuals...

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Congratulations to UNB Saint John s 2012 graduating student leaders

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Posted: March 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to their academic program, department or to the Saint John campus as a whole were recognized at the seventh annual UNB Saint John Graduating Student Leaders’ Award event held at Grand Hall last night. The awards program was created in 2005 by the UNB Associated Alumni to acknowledge and encourage...

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UNB marks Autism Awareness Day launches intervention training videos

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Posted: March 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, April 2, as the world marks the fifth annual Autism Awareness Day, the University of New Brunswick will launch a series of autism intervention training videos. The videos were created by researchers in UNB’s psychology department with support from Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada. They can be accessed on UNB’s College of Extended Learning (CEL) Autism Intervention Training...

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UNB Saint John students honoured for athletic and academic excellence

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Colin Rouse and Christie Smith are among the recipients of the 2011-2012 Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Awards “To achieve excellence in both sport and academics requires tremendous skill, dedication and perseverance,” says Debra Gassewitz, SIRC president and CEO. “SIRC is honoured to...

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UNB dance team takes home national prize secures spot in international competition

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Dance Team has proven it has all the right moves. Ten members of the UNB Fredericton Varsity Reds club sport team recently competed at CheerExpo in Halifax, a national cheerleading competition with a dance-focused division. They won 1st place in the jazz category and 2nd place in hip-hop. Both wins have secured the UNB team a spot at the international...

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Two minutes with UNB researcher Liuchen Chang - Video

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


For many small-scale wind and solar power generators to displace carbon fuels, they have to work seamlessly with sophisticated power systems built around large and predictable point source generators. Matching the power supply with demand, when the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, presents huge technological challenges and also a remarkable opportunity for innovation. Smart grids, which...

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La Forest Rare Books Reading Room helps preserve NB s legal history

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Years in the making, the newest addition to the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law was officially opened March 23. The La Forest Rare Books Reading Room along with the C. Anne Crocker New Brunswick Legal Heritage Collection were unveiled during a ceremony at the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library in Fredericton. The La Forest Rare Book Reading Room provides a secure, climate-controlled...

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MBA students get hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship

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Posted: March 22, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton


Master of Business Administration students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have organized a unique dinner event that aims to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Dining in the Dark Fredericton, will take place on Sunday, April 1st at Kingswood Lodge and will feature a dinner where guests will eat wearing a blindfold. Each table...

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12 UNB students become newest Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, have earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,”...

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AUNBT to host free public lecture

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Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


A free public lecture on academic freedom will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 107 of Irving Hall on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John Campus. The lecture will also take place in Fredericton on March 22, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 102 of Tilley Hall. Entitled, Academic Freedom in Reactionary Times, the lecture is being hosted by the Association of University of New...

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Professor Emeritus continues to inspire hundreds of students

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Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


At the core of Dr. Ronald (Ron) B. Kelly’s teaching was his ability to inspire students. Dr. Barry Beckett knows first-hand the positive impact Dr. Kelly – a Professor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus – could have on a student. “I was given the opportunity to study under the supervision of Dr. Kelly and, thanks to him, became the first student to obtain a PhD...

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Author of Wake-Up Call on Water to Speak in Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A journalist by profession, Marq de Villiers became an expert on water in 1999 when he published the award-winning wake-up call, Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, and despite all the grim and disturbing things he learned in the process, Mr. de Villiers remains hopeful about our options for the future.  A Conversation with Marq de Villiers, hosted by the University of New...

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Joyce E Baker Memorial Bursary result of desire to give back

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


If it wasn’t for the love and persistence of his wife Joyce, Dr. William (Bill) J. Baker (BSc. ‘57) may have never completed his degree at the University of New Brunswick and gone on to earn his PhD. After one year at UNB, Baker was living with his wife and working as a lab technician at a hospital in Moncton. The couple was at a crossroads.  A decision had to be made for Bill to either return...

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UNB hosting CIS Warm-up Party

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events


The University of New Brunswick wants to help you celebrate the CIS men’s hockey championship games. The Student Union Building Ballroom will be transformed into the ultimate warm-up party at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Participants wearing red and black will be entered in a draw for any Aitken University Centre tickets still available. Thursday night’s game will be broadcast on two large...

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UNB s Vice-President Fredericton releases 2010-2011 annual report

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Anthony Secco, UNB's Vice-President Fredericton, has released his 2010-11 Annual Report. The report celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff and students on the UNB Fredericton campus, and highlights the initiatives that the Office of the Vice-President Fredericton, Deans and UNBF's faculty and administrative offices have undertaken to address the goals of UNB's Strategic Plan. Read...

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

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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

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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

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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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UNB to host first Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition

Communications

Posted: January 31, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Dance Team, a Varsity Reds club sport, will host the first Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition for university-level dance teams and clubs from Atlantic Canada on Sunday, February 5, at 10 a.m., in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium. Matt Marr, UNB dance alumnus and So You Think You Can Dance Canada second runner-up, will provide a choreography workshop beginning...

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Acadian language topic of next Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar

Communications

Posted: January 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


The public is invited to attend the fifth presentation in the 2011-2012 Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Wlad Cichocki, a French and linguistics professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is the speaker. His presentation, Identifying Regional Dialects of Acadian French from PhoneticVariation, takes place on Tuesday, Feb....

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Invest in a smarter New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: January 30, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Commentary


The biggest challenges facing our province are well known; we have an aging population and a sluggish economy. At the same time, we don't have enough opportunities to retain young New Brunswickers, creating a dangerous cycle that only makes our government's struggles to pay for our hospitals, roads and schools even more difficult. There are no easy ways out of this problem - but there are...

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Alexander MacLeod to read from Light Lifting at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Alexander MacLeod will read from, Light Lifting, on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Alexander MacLeod’s debut story collection, Light Lifting (2010), was shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, a Commonwealth Prize, the Frank O’Connor Award,...

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Inaugural Dr Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, Events


The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Education will hold its first Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. This inaugural lecture will be given by Carla L. Peck from the University of Alberta who will present a talk titled “I’m Stuck! “Social Justice” and other Labels that Shape our World”. This event takes place in Marshall...

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UNB researcher given funding boost

Communications

Posted: January 24, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category:


A University of New Brunswick professor has received $140,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to advance his research. Dr. P. Thayyil Jayachandran, UNB physics professor and principal investigator for the Expanded Canadian High-Arctic Ionospheric Network (ECHAIN), was recognized through the foundation’s Leaders Opportunity Fund. The funding will be used to add 15 Global Positioning...

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UNB student among six chosen for major award

Communications

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

Category:


A University of New Brunswick student will receive $15,000 after being chosen for the 2012 Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Kyle McDowell, a fourth-year UNB business student, was selected from 28 finalists based on his academic standing, entrepreneurial interest, extracurricular and community activities, and career aspirations. “It’s an honour to receive this award,...

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UNB Alumni News - Winter 2012

Communications

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

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New cancer research chair at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: January 12, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John is now home to a Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair. Dr. Anthony Reiman, a practising oncologist and researcher, will be focused on bringing researchers, clinicians and cancer survivors together to find new ways to help reduce the burden of this disease. “My research revolves around the people I see every day who have been diagnosed with...

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UNB researcher helping lead citizen engagement in learning project

Communications

Posted: January 12, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher is helping lead an initiative aimed at increasing citizen engagement in learning and innovation. A series of public dialogue sessions on learning were launched in Fredericton this week. The sessions are part of the second phase of public dialogues for a citizen engagement initiative on learning and innovation entitled Learning: Everybody's...

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UNB s faculty of arts hosts Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series

Communications

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

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


The public is invited to attend the fourth presentation in the 2011-2012 Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series. Bonnie Huskins, a history professor at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, is the fourth speaker. Her presentation, Looking at the Loyalists of the American Revolutionary War through a Different Lens: Sociability and Community Formation in Shelburne, Nova...

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UNB to help train next generation of European scientists and engineers about solar threats to satellite positioning and navigation systems

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is an official partner in a major European program to train the next generation of scientists and engineers to counter solar threats to satellite positioning and navigation systems. One of the major threats to the world's ever-increasing dependence on GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) comes from the sun. Solar-related phenomena and their...

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