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New strategic science plan to address human impact on sustainability of rivers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) today released a new five-year innovative research plan focused on protecting and improving the health of rivers.  The timing of the research plan coincides with the recurring theme of river and water management headlines in the news related to changes to the Fisheries Act, concerns of hydro-fracking and other resource development, watershed management and...

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Innovation at UNBSJ celebrated through government announcement

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


A $20 million investment over five years to support research and innovation in New Brunswick was announced yesterday on the UNB Saint John campus by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy as part of the government's $80 million innovation strategy. Of the $20 million, $14 million will be allocated to the foundation's Research Innovation Fund. The fund invests in...

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Ben Tippett uses physics to explain everything

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


You might expect a mathematics instructor who is an expert on space-time curvature to offer theories about black holes—and maybe even time travel—but A Unified Theory of Superman's Powers?   When Ben Tippett meets someone new, he asks: what do you want to learn?  The curiosity that pushed Tippett to complete a PhD in mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick seems to be...

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Eddy Campbell reappointed president of University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Dr. H. E. A. (Eddy) Campbell has been reappointed to a second five-year term as the 18th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. The University of New Brunswick's Board of Governors, Fredericton Senate and Saint John Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of reappointing the president on June 20, 2013. "We are delighted that Eddy has agreed to lead the university for...

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Dr Cynthia Stacey appointed dean of Renaissance College

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Cynthia Stacey has been appointed dean of the University of New Brunswick's Renaissance College for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2013. Dr. Stacey has a PhD in cultural geography from the University of Ottawa. She joined the faculty of kinesiology in 1995 where she is currently serving as assistant dean. 

 She is also very active as a volunteer in a wide variety of community...

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Research examines roots of bilingualism in New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: June 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A bilingual and interdisciplinary team from three New Brunswick universities has launched a research project to examine the roots of bilingualism in the province. The project, under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Chantal Richard from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), brings together academics from the departments of history and French at l’Université de Moncton, the University...

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Graduate certificate in management program offers new option for students

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A new graduate program at the University of New Brunswick offers a different option to those who are looking to upgrade their professional business skills but don’t want to commit to a full MBA program.  Offered by the faculty of business administration, the graduate certificate in management program is ideal for people who want the academic credentials and formal training in core business...

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Two high school students recognized at UNB Saint John with a Primrose Scholarship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Ashley Ackroyed, a recent Harbour View High School graduate, and Marija Veljanovska, a recent Samuel-de-Champlain graduate, are the latest UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship recipients. The Primrose Scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual, however, both young women's leadership at school, in athletics, and in the community makes them equally the natural choice for this year's...

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Community Health Clinic wins prestigious award

Communications

Posted: June 14, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick's Community Health Clinic (CHC) was awarded a Community Service Learning Award by the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation on June 13. The Community Health Clinic was developed in 2002 as an interdisciplinary, nurse-managed facility to provide primary healthcare to people without access to primary care, including vulnerable populations.  Community partners and...

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Engineering student designs iBot

Communications

Posted: June 14, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A PhD student in the department of geodesy and geomatics has designed a robot that can navigate corridors and perform tasks on command.  While designing robots is a feat on its own, most of Hui Tang's research has been focused on developing the code and algorithms that the indoor robot (which she calls, iBot) relies on to make its way through buildings. Sensors that are installed on a...

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Schulich Leaders poised for excellence at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: June 14, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Incoming students Michael Gilbert and Nadia Kashetsky join an exclusive club at the University of New Brunswick as they were named the newest 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 STEM subjects - science,...

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UNB research helps Alberta manage environment

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers from the Forest Watershed Research Center of the faculty of forestry and environmental management at UNB were recently recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship in the province of Alberta. Their work on the Centre-inspired Wet-Areas Mapping Initiative (WAM) was instrumental in helping the Alberta Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development...

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Researcher s work captures attention south of the border

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin's work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm - including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates - is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach. Dr. Chopin's IMTA method reduces and...

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UNB researchers claim NSERC grants

Communications

Posted: June 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Twenty-four researchers from the University of New Brunswick have won grants and scholarships from the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery grants program. NSERC Discovery grants, scholarships and fellowships are awarded to scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada. "Through these programs, NSERC provides direct support to an...

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TD donates 45 000 to Student Accessibility Centre

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


TD Canada Trust has donated $45,000 over three years to the Successful Transition to Employment Program (STEP) at the University of New Brunswick. The STEP program is part of the university's Student Accessibility Centre, which provides services and resources to students with disability-related needs. TD's donation will be used to fund the STEP peer mentorship program that was created to...

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Renaissance College hosts ACIC conference June 13-15

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will hold its Annual General Meeting and symposium at UNB's Renaissance College, June 13, 7:00 p.m. - June 15, 12:30 p.m. The conference, titled "Demise or Reincarnation: Perspectives on Canada's Role in International Cooperation," features a panel discussion, youth workshops, a silent auction and gala dinner. The ACIC is a coalition of...

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NSERC event at UNB

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will hold a community engagement event at the University of New Brunswick on Thursday, June 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Head Hall, room HC10. The event will provide an opportunity for researchers, students, professors and administrators to learn more about recent program and policy develops. It will also serve as a...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Four Maritime high school students who displayed outstanding leadership skills inside and outside the classroom are the 2013-14 recipients of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. Calder Agnew of Child's Creek, New Brunswick; Delaney Collins of Middleton, Nova Scotia; Katherine MacDonald of Saint John, New Brunswick; and Chelsey Walker of Ellerslie, Prince...

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Virtual scholarships awarded to international students

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Forty-six students from the Caribbean have been awarded scholarships to complete online certificates at the University of New Brunswick and two other Canadian universities.  The scholarships are funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and administered by the Canadian Virtual University (CVU) consortium. Though they may never set foot in Canada, students will interact with...

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