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UNB alumnae help students prepare for job interviews

Communications

Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Students from UNB's Renaissance College have a little more experience and confidence after spending an evening doing mock interviews with approximately 25 UNB alumnae this week. Students will use this practice immediately as they seek positions for their Canadian Internships. Organizers hope it will have lasting value to them as they develop their social interaction and communication...

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UNB hosts science with impact workshop

Communications

Posted: January 28, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB profs. and students will learn to think outside the box to engage youth about the fascinating areas of science. The science with impact workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, at Marshall D'Avray Hall, Room 334-1, UNB Fredericton, at 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Funded by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the workshop provides a hands-on outreach-training workshop for university...

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Award-winning author Madeleine Thien to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Canadian short story writer and novelist Madeleine Thien will read from her second novel, Dogs at the Perimeter on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Born in Vancouver, Thien is the daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and...

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Family and friends of UNB named to the Order of Canada

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Four members of the UNB family were recently appointed to the Order of Canada and will accept their insignias in the coming months at a ceremony held in Ottawa.  UNB alumni Dana Hanson and Phil Fontaine were recognized as well as friends of UNB, Dennis Covill and Jacqueline Oland. They are four of 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada - including two companions (C.C.), 33 officers (O.C.)...

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Army Commander to talk at UNB about Canada s Afghan experience

Communications

Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


As part of an annual conference held by UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Commander of the Canadian Army will deliver a free, public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin will talk about Canada's army and the Afghan experience.  The lecture will take place at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Today’s Canadian Army is wealthy...

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New information systems society at UNB

Communications

Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Students at UNB Fredericton now have the opportunity to network with information system professionals thanks to the newly formed Information System Society. The new group, which is open to any UNB student interested in information systems, focuses on professional development within the information systems field. Several events are being planned throughout the year with the goal of showing...

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Icelandic business exec spends week at UNB speaking with students

Communications

Posted: January 23, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


When most people think of university students hard at work, images of laptops, books and USB drives usually come to mind. This week at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, business administration students are having opportunities to learn in a different way. Jón Diðrik Jónsson, owner of Draupnir Investments based in Iceland, is on campus this week as UNB’s...

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UNB sets boundaries for Creighton Conservation Forest

Communications

Posted: January 22, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Boundaries for UNB's Creighton Conservation Forest (CCF) - a portion of UNB's heritage lands that was set aside for conservation in 2011 - have been established in the UNB Woodlot. The CCF advisory committee - made up of faculty, students, UNB administration and community members - has allocated approximately 50% of the 3,800 acre woodlot to be protected from commercial development, in...

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Atwood to teach UNB students about sustainability

Communications

Posted: January 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Canadian writer Margaret Atwood will participate in a new business course being offered this winter at the University of New Brunswick. Entitled The Environment, Society and Business, the course will focus on issues of sustainability, and will include writings, films, and speakers from different disciplines including the arts, biology and business. Along with Atwood, the guest lecturers will...

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New initiative seeks to draw more conferences to Fredericton

Communications

Posted: January 16, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Conference Services, the Fredericton Convention Centre and the Fredericton Tourism Department have teamed up to help bring more events to Fredericton. UNB president, Eddy Campbell, will host an event at the Wu Conference Centre on Monday, Jan. 28, at 11:30-12 p.m. to introduce the new Meetings Matter toolkit.  This toolkit allows individuals to suggest events...

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A love for learning

Communications

Posted: January 15, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A passion for travel is what spurred Patricia Hanley to investigate UNB's Student Abroad Program, but a love for learning is what made her final decision. Your choice of destination The Student Abroad Program in Saint John and Fredericton provides the opportunity to study abroad for one or two school terms in places such as Australia, Japan, Denmark, Singapore, France, Mexico, USA, Germany,...

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UNB alum James Arthur releases new book of poetry

Communications

Posted: January 15, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


James Arthur (MA, 2001) has recently published his first book of poetry called Charms Against Lightning. Published by the prestigious publisher Copper Canyon, Arthur’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review and UNB's own Fiddlehead. He was born in Connecticut, grew up in Toronto, and lived in Fredericton from 1998 to 1999 while attending graduate...

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Rust and Bone receives Golden Globe nominations

Communications

Posted: January 14, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The movie Rust and Bone, based on UNB alumni Craig Davidson's master's thesis, was nominated for two Golden Globe awards at this year's broadcast. Davidson graduated in 2001 with his master's of English thesis "28 Bones" in hand. Although he may not have known then that his UNB thesis would land him such prestigious accolades, he’s always believed that hard work pays off. "I'm a firm believer...

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Todd Kelly appointed to Order of Military Merit

Communications

Posted: January 14, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB employee, Todd Kelly (BSc '92), who is a technical officer in the department of physics, has been appointed a member of the Order of Military Merit. Todd has been involved with the military for 30 years and holds the position of Chief Petty Officer (CPO2) in the Naval Reserve.  Todd is the occupational advisor for the Naval Communicator trade and the professional development coordinator for...

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Robert MacKinnon receives Diamond Jubilee award

Communications

Posted: January 11, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


In the fall, Dr. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president UNB Saint John, was honoured to receive a Diamond Jubilee award from Senator Joseph A. Day. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. "I am both proud and humbled by receiving this award," says Dr. MacKinnon who was selected for this national award based on numerous...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada s top employers

Communications

Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Today the University of New Brunswick was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2013.  UNB is among 25 employers recognized today in the Atlantic Business Magazine. Eddy Campbell, UNB president, says the university is committed to providing an intensely satisfying and fulfilling work experience. "Our university scores above average in terms of the benefits we offer employees, which...

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UNB Saint John professor receives award

Communications

Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Chris Martyniuk, assistant professor in UNB Saint John’s department of biology and researcher with the Canadian Rivers Institute, recently received the Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ). The award is designed to acknowledge CSZ members within five years of receiving their first academic or professional appointment. The individual must have made...

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Rivers Corbett named UNB s entrepreneur in residence

Communications

Posted: January 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) welcomes award-winning business guru Rivers Corbett as the new Entrepreneur in Residence. The Fredericton-based UNB alumnus is the co-owner of Relish Gourmet Burgers and Trivnet Media Systems, owner of The Chef Group, author of 13 Fears of Entrepreneurs, and founder of The Entrepreneurs Summit. Dhirendra...

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UNB s youngest student is back on campus

Communications

Posted: January 2, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Soudeh Oladi, returned to UNB last year to pursue a PhD in education - 15 years after she enrolled as a first year student. At the age of 15, Soudeh could very well be the youngest person to ever be accepted as a UNB student. She came to Canada when she was 11 years old while her father, Djafar Oladi, obtained his PhD in forestry. Now Soudeh's daughter, 11-year-old Boshra Mollaee, will grow to...

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