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UNB Fredericton security staff donates defibrillator to BMO Centre

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


After a couple years of departmental fundraising, staff members with UNB Fredericton security were able to purchase and donate a defibrillator to UNB's BMO Centre.

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UNB Saint John study shows promising fight against TB CBC News

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Scientists in Saint John are scouring the woods and shorelines for plants that could help in the global fight against tuberculosis. "We've been able to find endophytic fungi from plants here in New Brunswick that can inhibit or kill TB," said John Johnson, a biology professor who works with the team of graduate students at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. The work by the...

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President Responds to Budget

Communications

Posted: March 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The following statement, on behalf of UNB President Eddy Campbell, was issued to media following the release of New Brunswick's 2013-14 provincial budget. At a high level, the provincial budget contains a zero percent increase in funding to public universities and limits tuition increases to $150.GNB Budget 2013Statement by Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellorUniversity of New...

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Technological forensic experts coming to UNB

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two employees of the RCMP's Integrated Technological Crime Unit are coming to UNB to talk about the information aspects of digital forensics. Hosted by UNB's Information Systems Society, the talk will take place on campus in Room C127 of Gillin Hall, on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The presenters are: Pierre Bourguignon: a sergeant at the Atlantic Region's Technological Crime Unit in...

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UNB contributes to new environmental history book

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The latest in environmental history from Atlantic Canada is now available from UNB's regional history publisher, Acadiensis Press. Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada is an original exploration of the relationship between people and the environment in Atlantic Canada, from the native-settler interactions of the 17th century to the present-day challenges of resource depletion...

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UNB hosts 2013 Student Pitch Competition

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Entrepreneurship is an important part of Atlantic Canada's economic growth and the University of New Brunswick has worked hard to create countless opportunities for students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Many of New Brunswick's most creative ideas have emerged from the university environment and the 2013 Student Pitch Competition, open to all students, hopes to vet even more of these...

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UNB Students make a Grand Entrance at NBIF Breakthru

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


TotalPave, led by brothers Coady and Drew Cameron, won the grand prize at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Breakthru Competition on March 21, which brought them $100,000 of equity investment plus up to $60,000 in cash, and $32,000 of in-kind assistance from a number of sources. Drew is an MBA student and Coady is an MSE Civil Engineering student, both at UNB Fredericton. TotalPave has...

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Algae for bioremediation and diversification

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Algae have been the buzzword of the last few days after the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that the National Research Council of Canada and the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives of France will collaborate on a project using algae to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta. Some confusion has ensued as the...

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UNB s Total Pave wins Breakthru competition

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Nearly $200,000 worth of cash investments and professional services was awarded to UNB student group, Total Pave, at last night's NBIF Breakthru competition.   UNB's entrepreneurial strengths were well on display at this year's event with four of the five finalists being UNB groups. More than $400,000 in cash and services were handed out. Runners up were StoreIt Squirrel and UNB student group,...

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Powerful human rights play coming to Fredericton

Communications

Posted: March 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A locally produced documentary and a Hampton High School presentation of a well-known play on human rights are the highlights of events planned in Fredericton to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination, which is this Thursday, March 21. Semra Yüksel’s compelling new documentary It was the Dance addresses racism, socio-economic injustice, history and world politics...

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UNB hosting annual exercise science conference

Communications

Posted: March 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's faculty of kinesiology is hosting the annual APES (Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences) conference in conjunction with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists-Atlantic. It will take place on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at Marshall d'Avray hall, UNB Fredericton. This annual student-centred, research conference will profile ongoing research at each Atlantic region...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss juggling work and family

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Diane F. Halpern, McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will present this year's annual Pacey Lecture on Wednesday, March 20, in Fredericton and Thursday, March 21, in Saint John.  She will present "Juggling Work & Family: What Women Leaders Can Teach Us".  Both lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m.  The...

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UNB among first in Canada to fight online threats with new IT security course

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, British Columbia's Thompson Rivers University and Memorial University of Newfoundland are first in Canada to offer a new online IT security awareness course for students, faculty and staff. Recently three Canadian universities have gone beyond the usual methods for increasing awareness about hackers, malware and other IT dangers by launching a new online course...

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Varsity Reds win fifth University Cup championship

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Contributed by: Nick Murray - Sports Information Assistant, UNB Varsity Reds The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds men's hockey team captured their fifth CIS University Cup championship Sunday night, with a 2-0 shutout win over the Saint Mary's University Huskies. Daine Todd and Tyler Carroll scored both UNB goals in the lowest-scoring CIS final in the 51-year history of the University...

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Government invests in med school

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Rodney Weston, MP for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced funding from the Government of Canada to help support the purchase of specialized occupational medicine equipment by the new Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) biomedical research laboratory, on the University of New...

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UNB honours top students

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Seventeen University of New Brunswick students have joined 138 students before them and were inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. Nominated by their faculties, the scholars must have completed two years of their bachelor’s degree...

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UNB hosts critical thinking and environmental policy panel

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision-Making, & Environmental Public Policy: A Panel Presentation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 2:30-4 p.m. in Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 143, UNB Fredericton.       The presenters will be: Scott Dunham, from UNB’s department of philosophy who will present Virtuous Communities, Virtuous Ecosystems. Mario Levesque, department of politics &...

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Thomas Homer-Dixon to Speak on Energy and the Environment

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Thomas Homer-Dixon, best-selling author and leading Canadian thinker, will be the featured speaker at the next Andrews Initiative Year of Energy and the Environment event. Dr. Homer-Dixon will speak on "The Coming Energy Transition: Shock, Innovation and Resilience" on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.  Admission is...

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UNB to host annual Nels Anderson Lecture

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The department of sociology at UNB Fredericton will host the 2013 Nels Anderson Lecture on Thursday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 303. This year's guest speaker will be John Myles, emeritus professor of sociology and senior fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Dr. Myles will present The Fading of Redistributive Politics: Inequality and the...

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Artist Jennifer Pazienza to present at UNB

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series is proud to host Dr. Jennifer Pazienza who will present Beautiful Dreamer, at Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 356, UNB Fredericton Campus. In a world fraught with polluted politics, global environmental degradation, economic greed - a world where the race to keep up with the next best technological bell and whistle is often...

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Innovative technique helps UNB students achieve business success

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One of the UNB teams selected for this year's New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) Breakthru Competition already had a head start in the market thanks to a method they learned in one of their business courses. TotalPave is a business idea created by brothers Drew and Coady Cameron and Dave Kell. Lean Launch Pad was the method used to refine their vision and business plan for a technology...

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Poet Clea Roberts to read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet Clea Roberts will read from Here is Where We Disembark on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library building on the Saint John campus. Clea Roberts’s poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Lake: A Journal of Arts and the Environment, The Malahat Review, Prism International,...

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UNB key organizer in first ever East Coast Startup Week

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and J.Herbert Smith Centre are co-organizing New Brunswick's first East Coast Startup Week alongside PropelICT/Launch 36, User Events, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and Startup Kitchen. Taking place March 20-24, the East Coast Startup Week allows early-stage entrepreneurs the chance to connect with successful entrepreneurs and innovators and solicit...

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Award-winning NASA scientist joins UNB as adjunct professor

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB is pleased to announce that Dr. Attila Komjathy, a principal investigator and senior member of the technical staff at California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been appointed an adjunct professor in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at UNB Fredericton. Dr. Komjathy is a world-leading expert on geoscience applications of...

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UNB athlete looks back on year to remember

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Rob Jackson refuses to let age slow him down. He may have been a rookie on the Varsity Reds cross-country team this year, but the 57-year-old lawyer and full-time UNB student may also be the oldest varsity sports athlete in CIS sport history. Knowing that second-chances don't come easily at his age, Jackson has worked hard to make 2012 memorable. After setting provincial age class records in...

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UNB hosts annual African night event

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


For the last 45 years, the UNB/STU African Student Union has been promoting cultural awareness at UNB, STU and within the Fredericton community.  They are continuing this tradition with this year's African night event, L'Afrique Enchantée (Enchanted Africa). The UNB/STU African Student Union is hosting an exciting display of diverse African cultures through food, fashion and live entertainment....

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UNB s Peter McDougall awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal

Communications

Posted: March 1, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


This week, the Canadian Diabetes Association announced 30 diabetes champions across the country who will be honoured with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.  Peter McDougall, UNB's associate vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development, is the only New Brunswicker to receive this award and one of only two Maritimers on the list.   The commemorative medals represent...

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