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Dr Nicholas Tracy wins book award

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Nicholas Tracy's book, A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy (McGill-Queens UP, 2012), has won this year's John Lyman Book Award in Canadian naval and maritime history. Dr. Tracy is an adjunct professor in UNB's department of history and an associate at the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society; he is also a member of the International Institute for...

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UNB graduates 1 692 students at spring graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will hold its spring graduation ceremonies on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses May 29-31. There will be four ceremonies on the Fredericton campus May 29-30, where 1,350 students will receive degrees, and one ceremony in Saint John on Friday, May 31 where 342 degrees will be conferred.   During these spring graduation ceremonies, UNB will honour outgoing...

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UNB Saint John hosts business competition

Communications

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Four UNB Saint John MBA students won the Cervus Equipment business case competition held May 27 at UNB Saint John. Five teams were shortlisted from 130 students in UNB Saint John's one-year MBA program. The winning team, comprised of Mirko Crevatin, Bernard Hache, Pierre Urier-Cattoire and Alexandre Legret, received $3,000. The company chose to bring the case competition opportunity to UNB...

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Memory of former UNB law student honoured

Communications

Posted: May 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Honouring the memory of a beloved employee and classmate, the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE) and graduating law students at the University of New Brunswick have combined to establish the Dawn Muzzerall Prize in Contracts. Known for her intelligence, compassion, humour and drive, Dawn was scheduled to graduate with this year's law class. However, in the fall of...

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Visiting scientist presents PET MRI breakthroughs

Communications

Posted: May 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Frank Prato will be giving a public lecture at UNB Fredericton on recent MRI breakthroughs on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre.   Professor Prato will present the new "PET/MRI" method and its first results in patients.  This new medical imaging method enables doctors to detect disease earlier, resulting in more cures through earlier treatment.  PET/MRI science...

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Advisors selected for UNB s Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that four current staff members have been selected as advisors. The advisors will act as an additional first point of contact for any member of the UNB community who feels they have a human rights, discrimination or harassment issue. The advisors will offer active non-judgmental...

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A journalist lawyer and entrepreneur last O Kane brother graduates May 29

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Joey O'Kane may be the last of the three O'Kane brothers to graduate from the University of New Brunswick, but no matter how far off they venture, the O'Kane name will not soon-be forgotten around campus. From Saint John, N.B., Josh, Jon and Joey all graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton at the top of their class and made the best of their time at university by being...

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UNB committee makes learning more accessible

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


May 26 to June 1 is Disability Awareness Week and a new committee at the University of New Brunswick is ensuring that accessible learning is available to all students. Out of 100 University of New Brunswick students, between three and four have a diagnosed disability and are registered with UNB Fredericton's Student Accessibility Centre. Large classes are likely to have one student with ADHD,...

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ACOA AIF invests 5 9 million in UNB research

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The Government of Canada recently announced that three research projects at the University of New Brunswick will be awarded a total of $5.9 million. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) will assist the university to carry out three projects: develop hardware, software and MRI measurement tools to help detect and extract oil and gas; develop an IT...

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UNB Fredericton to grant four honorary degrees at graduation

Communications

Posted: May 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will grant honorary degrees to four outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies next week. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 184th Encaenia with four ceremonies at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on May 29-30. The honorary degree recipient bios can be found below. For media interview requests, contact Natasha Ashfield. The...

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Three profs and chancellor to receive honorary designations at UNBF graduation

Communications

Posted: May 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three academics with distinguished careers at the University of New Brunswick will receive honorary designations for their contributions to the university community during the 184th Encaenia ceremonies in Fredericton. Outgoing chancellor, Dr. Richard J. Currie, will also be granted the rare designation of chancellor emeritus. The professor emeritus distinction is awarded only to faculty...

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UNB Fredericton announces valedictorians

Communications

Posted: May 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year's valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick's 184th Encaenia at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on May 29-30. UNB Fredericton's 2013 valedictorians were nominated by their peers, judged by panelists and finally elected by members of their graduating class. Learn more about UNB's spring graduation ceremonies. For media...

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Visiting lecturer tackles Big Data phenomenon

Communications

Posted: May 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Michael Goodchild will give a talk at UNB Fredericton about Big Data at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, in Room HC25 in Head Hall. The Big Data phenomenon offers great potential for analysis, gathering of intelligence, and prediction. In Dr. Goodchild’s lecture, How about the Quality of Big (geo)Data?, he will compare Big Data with the traditional data sources used by science, and discuss the...

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Noted business leader Allison McCain named UNB s new chancellor

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Outgoing chancellor Richard J. Currie granted rare emeritus status As an active alumnus, volunteer and honorary degree recipient, Allison McCain is no stranger to the University of New Brunswick. That relationship will only grow stronger now that New Brunswick’s Lieutenant-Governor and provincial government have approved Dr. McCain’s selection as UNB’s sixth modern day chancellor. "We couldn't...

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UNB Saint John s Spring Convocation

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John will award one honorary degree to an outstanding individual during its 39th Spring Convocation ceremony on May 31, 2013. Honorary Degree Anne Marie McGrath has devoted her entire life to education. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher, she moved to the office of the Superintendent where she served for close to 20 years in an administrative...

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Joanna Everitt chosen for prestigious program

Communications

Posted: May 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Joanna Everitt will be a visiting fellow at Harvard University from September until December, 2013. Our very own Dr. Everitt, Dean of Arts at UNB Saint John, has been chosen as a visiting fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPP), within the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  The WAPP Program closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation,...

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Not your typical student Mature student numbers on the rise

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A survey was sent to all first year mature students to get a better understanding of why they came to UNB Saint John and what they hope to get out of their time on campus. The results showed that mature student numbers are growing year-to-year, which fits perfectly with the direction UNB's strategic plan, our community, and our province, is headed. Looking around the Saint John campus, it is...

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UNB Fredericton hosts infertility expert

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


As part of the 7th Annual Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW), infertility expert, Dr. David Young, will present at UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Organized by Fredericton’s Infertility Support group and sponsored by the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC), Fertility Options in 2013 will take place in Room 53 of MacLaggan Hall, UNB Fredericton. The lecture...

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MMFC releases new tools for victims of intimate partner violence

Communications

Posted: May 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


On Wednesday, May 15, at 8 a.m. at the Fredericton Crown Plaza there will be a breakfast and information session to announce the launch of a new set of tools that have been developed to assist victims/survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). These tools were created through the project Empowering Women Victims of Intimate Partner Violence to Build Healthier and Safer Lives, which was an...

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Spreading the wealth the global impact of sending money home

Communications

Posted: May 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


More than four billion people in the world currently live on an income of less than two dollars a day. This and the desire to lift poor people up the economic ladder has inspired Dr. Basu Sharma, a business professor at the University of New Brunswick, to spend a significant part of his career researching how foreign capital is impacting developing countries. One of the important aspects of...

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Eddy Campbell named one of Atlantic Canada s top CEOs

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of Atlantic Canada's top CEOs. The winners of this year's Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 8 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, N.S. Since being selected as UNB's president in 2009, Eddy Campbell has sharpened the university’s mission...

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UNB Saint John introduces nursing pilot project

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Licensed practical nursing graduates will be able to enter the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, under a pilot project supported by the Department Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Under the program, Licensed Practical Nurses who are graduates from two-year training programs offered at the New Brunswick Community College and the...

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UNB team has strong showing at national unmanned air vehicle competition

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Tasked with developing a UAV to support forest fire fighting, UNB's Collaboration Based Robotics and Automations (COBRA) team won the design phase and placed third in the operational phase of the 5th Annual Unmanned Systems Canada UAV Student Competition. Held recently in Alma, Quebec, 10 university student teams from across Canada competed in the event which was hosted by Ville d'Alma at the...

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2013 New Brunswick high school programming competition

Communications

Posted: May 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Department of Computer Science & Applied Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, is holding the seventh annual New Brunswick high school programming competition on Saturday, May 11. The competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11, and 12 students from around the province. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and...

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UNB co-hosts annual math competition

Communications

Posted: May 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The 31st Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grade 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013. Nearly 1,200 students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of the University of New Brunswick and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippigan campuses of l'Université de Moncton to compete in this year's competition. The competitions are...

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Green Means Go Jobs Skills and Resilience in a 21st-Century Economy

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Sustainable Saint John, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative and the UNB Urban and Community Studies Institute, presents Green Means Go! Jobs, Skills, and Resilience in a 21st Century Economy, a lecture on sustainable economic development delivered by national thought-leader Dr. Sarah L. White. The public lecture and discussion period will take place on Thursday, May 9 at the UNB Grand...

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Half of 2013 KIRA Awards go to UNB-affiliated teams

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Of the six awards handed out at last week's 2013 KIRA award ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Centre, UNB-affiliated Green Imaging Technologies Inc., IntroHive, and Inversa Systems were among those who took home hardware. The technology behind Green Imaging Technologies Inc., who won the award for Export-Products and Services, was developed by Dr. Bruce Balcolm in UNB's department of...

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RC students encourage youth to get involved with the Nature Trust

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Six Renaissance College students launched the Youth in Nature Campaign as part of their community problem-solving course with the goal of getting young people involved with the Nature Trust of New Brunswick. The idea behind the campaign was to invite young people into Nature Trust nature preserves through music and art. Cape Breton singer/songwriter, Breagh Mackinnon, was one of 13 performers...

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