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Sociologist wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Communications

Posted: December 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Will van den Hoonaard was recently presented with an Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Health Improvement Institute's Awards for Excellence in Human Research Protection. Dr. van den Hoonaard has been previously honoured with a UNB President's Medal, a Merit Award, and the United Nations Association of Canada Global Citizen Award for his exceptional record in teaching, research and...

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Analyzing the content of online porn

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have published a new study that examines depictions of sex in specific types of pornography and their impacts on those who watch. “Schoolgirls and Soccer Moms: A Content Analysis of Free ‘Teen’ and ‘MILF’ Online Pornography” was recently published in the Journal of Sex Research by Sarah Vannier, Anna Currie and Lucia O'Sullivan. Free, full-length...

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Scientist examining effects of fibromyalgia on sexual well-being

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Posted: December 12, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Pablo Santos Iglesias, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) psychology department, has won a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to examine sexual well-being in couples living with fibromyalgia. Dr. Santos Iglesias came to UNB from Spain in September as the university’s first Banting Postdoctoral Fellow—a...

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Hamilton man inducted into Engineering Wall of Fame

Communications

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

Category: Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Joe Ng, the man behind the multi-continent, multi-industry JNE Group of Companies, will be officially inducted into the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Engineering Wall of Fame on Thursday at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario. UNB President Eddy Campbell will officially induct Dr. Ng, alongside Dean of Engineering, David Coleman.  Dr. Ng received an honorary doctor of science degree at...

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UNB celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Communications

Posted: December 10, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Universities across North America - and even Google - are participating in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) from December 9-15, 2013. Held annually in recognition of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper's birthday (December 9, 1906), this thematic week is dedicated to raising awareness about the computer science field.  The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer...

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UNB Fredericton celebrates teaching excellence

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Ten University of New Brunswick (UNB) faculty members on the Fredericton campus were recently celebrated for their commitment to teaching excellence.  The following faculty members were recognized for their role in providing an exceptional and transformative student experience. Jasen Golding – Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching:  Mr. Golding is a senior instructor in the faculty...

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Emera CEO to discuss Atlantic Canada s energy future at UNB

Communications

Posted: December 3, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. and University of New Brunswick alumnus, is the final speaker in the UNB Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. Huskilson will present his talk, entitled "Energy in Atlantic Canada: Present and Future," on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre auditorium on the UNB Fredericton campus. Admission is free...

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Province s aging population an opportunity says UNB economist

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Dr. Michael Haan, Canada research chair in population and social policy at the University of New Brunswick, says that New Brunswick should look at its rapidly aging population as an opportunity, not a problem. Haan was interviewed by Chris Morris of the Telegraph Journal following a recent Statistics Canada report that NB’s population is greying at a higher rate than almost every other...

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UNB fertile ground for tech startups

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Entrepreneur and smartphone app developer Patrick Malone has his sights set on Fredericton.  He has taken his smartphone app, iTendr, to the popular CBC television show Dragon’s Den.While Malone has been living in Vancouver for five years, he says the company is eyeballing Fredericton, which has a high profile in the tech community. And the University of New Brunswick is fertile ground for tech...

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Watch 2013 Eaton Lecture online-FR and SJ

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


UNB’s 2013 Eaton Lecture is now available online.Entitled “Peaceable Kingdom or Warrior Nation?: Canada’s Identity Crisis,” the lecture was delivered by Lee Windsor, November 13 in Toronto.Dr. Windsor is deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society in the faculty of arts in Fredericton. He also holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies. Presented by the...

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UNB economist provides economic advice to finance minister

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Posted: November 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Economist Weiqiu Yu joined a team of experts in Moncton, N.B. last week in a pre-budgetary consultation held my Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson. Dr. Yu, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s economics department in Fredericton was one of two academics invited to the policy discussion. You can read Adam Huras’ story on the front page of the November 26 edition of the Telegraph...

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New Travel Study Award creates opportunities for UNB students

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


On Monday, November 25, UNB Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), Dr. Tony Secco, announced a gift of $200,000 a year for the next three years to support student Travel Study Awards. The award allows more full-time undergraduate students to participate in the UNB Travel Study Programs and builds on the success of a flagship program of the faculty of arts. “For nearly twenty-five years now I...

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UNB and AUNBT agree on adoption of shared risk pension plan

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement to convert the existing academic employee pension plan (AEPP) to a shared risk plan (SRP) has now been ratified. In September 2012, UNB and the AUNBT set up a joint working group to explore the possibility of converting the plan to a shared...

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UNB scientists awarded 1 9 million in research funding

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, member of Parliament for Fredericton, was at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton yesterday to congratulate Dr. John Spray and Dr. Yun Zhang on funding of $1.9 million from Industry Canada through the Canada Research Chairs Program.     “Through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are supporting cutting-edge research at Canadian universities...

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A home away from home for international students - UNB partners with Canada Homestay Network

Communications

Posted: November 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB and Canada Homestay Network (CHN) have partnered to offer prospective international students a home away from home. CHN, a Canadian not-for-profit that coordinates homestay options and provides custodianship assistance to international students, has extensive experience working with high school students and other Canadian universities. "We meet a lot of students on the road who are...

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Prof Sandra Byers wins prestigious international award for groundbreaking work on human sexuality

Communications

Posted: November 19, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Internationally renowned scholar, Dr. E. Sandra Byers, professor of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the 2013 Alfred C. Kinsey Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). The Kinsey Award acknowledges individuals from around the world for their outstanding contributions to the field of sex research, sex therapy, or sexology. Byers was...

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Dixon family creates UNB engineering scholarship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Greg Dixon, who graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in civil engineering, has carved out success as a senior executive responsible for major engineering projects in Western Canada. Throughout his highly rewarding career, he never forgot the University of New Brunswick. The university created a springboard for his impressive list of accomplishments. As a leader, he also...

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Renowned novelist Catherine Bush to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Catherine Bush will read from Accusation on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Catherine Bush is the author of three novels. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement was a national bestseller and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her third novel, Claire's Head, was shortlisted for Ontario’s...

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Public talk Young People University Stress and Mental Health by Patrick Dion vice-chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Communications

Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Date: November 14, 2013Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Location: McCain Hall, Kinsella Auditorium | St. Thomas University A nationally recognized voice for mental health and wellness will speak about young people and university stress on Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. in the Kinsella Auditorium in McCain Hall, St. Thomas University. When the Mental Health Commission of Canada was struck in 2007,...

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Suncor exec discusses integrated energy future

Communications

Posted: November 12, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Michael MacSween, Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president for major projects is the next speaker in UNB’s Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. MacSween will present his talk, entitled "Working Together: Creating a Shared Energy Future," on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, at UNB Fredericton.  He will speak at UNB Saint John on...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


On October 9, 2013 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Barb Dowding (Biology), Chris Welch (Engineering), Paul Holder (Mathematical Sciences), Aziz Fellah (Computer Science & Applied Statistics), Tracy Carr...

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UNB students take top prize in national chemical engineering competition

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A team of four chemical engineering students from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has claimed first place in the 2013 SNC-Lavalin Undergraduate Plant Design Competition held by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE). Each year, chemical engineering departments from across Canada are invited to submit their top capstone design project to the competition.  A panel of...

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UNB Varsity Reds host 2013 CIS Men s Soccer Championship

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are hosting the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men's Soccer Championship November 7-10 in Fredericton. The eight-team tournament culminates on Sunday with the national final at BMO Field on the UNB Fredericton campus at 2 p.m. Participating Teams UBC Thunderbirds York Lions Laval Rouge et Or UNB Varsity Reds Saskatchewan Huskies Ryerson...

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UNB joins forces with Higher Ed Points allowing students to pay tuition with Aeroplan Miles

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is only one of three post-secondary institutions in the country to immediately jump to join forces with Higher Ed Points Inc., a partnership that will allow students, friends and family members to direct their Aeroplan Miles towards education.   Higher Ed Points Inc. has launched a revolutionary new program through its website which allows Canadians to...

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UNB conference to focus on Disruptive Technology

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Could a disruptive innovation completely change the way universities work?  The music industry, movie rental business, and the encyclopedia are examples of industries that have experienced a significant shift when new technologies were introduced. Dr. Peter Smith, senior vice president of academic strategies and development at Kaplan Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at the...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports new software start-up in Miramichi

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), recently announced an investment in a new software start-up in Miramichi, NB. Patchell Brook Equity Analytics Incorporated (Equity Analytics) is a company focused on creating the software platform and tools to undertake a more informed analysis of the equity contained in both privately held and publicly traded...

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Consul General of Cyprus gives presentation at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Honourable Consul General for Cyprus, Mr. Iacovos Giragosian, will give a presentation at UNB Fredericton on Monday evening on "The role of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean."   Date: Monday, November 4Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Reception will follow)Place: Alumni Memorial Building | UNB Fredericton Mr. Giragosian will provide a brief survey of the political, cultural and economic history of...

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Students see potential in Tin Can Beach

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Third-year "Urbanization, Poverty and Politics" students from UNB Saint John have focused their attention on a stretch of land in Saint John's south end. Their efforts to revitalize Tin Can Beach were featured in the Telegraph Journal on November 4. Read the full story below. Students see potential in Tin Can Beach New Brunswick Telegraph-JournalMon Nov 4 2013Byline: KARISSA DONKIN A group of...

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Founder of Help Lesotho speaks at UNB

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Posted: November 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Peg Herbert, founder and director of Help Lesotho, a charity organization working in the AIDS-ravaged country of Lesotho in southern Africa, will speak at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton next week. Dr. Herbert’s talk, "Are there enough candles for me to study tonight?" is part of UNB's Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. Date:  November 5Time:  7:00 p.m.Location: ...

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UNB alum eyes the big screen as writer director

Communications

Posted: November 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Animator and visual effects expert Andre LeBlanc (BCS’99) is striking out on his own in Hollywood as a writer and director.  The University of New Brunswick computer science and engineering grad's work has been featured in some of Hollywood’s biggest animations, including Shrek and, most recently, The Croods. Read the full Times and Transcript article by James Foster below.Riverview animator...

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UNB legal expert weighs in on shale gas debate

Communications

Posted: November 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Legal expert Nicole O’Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law, recently weighed in on the debate over shale gas development in New Brunswick. O'Byrne was featured on the front page of the Times and Transcript on November 1. Read the full story below. Anti-shale gas court case could work, says expertTimes & Transcript (Moncton) Fri Nov 1 2013 Byline: Cole...

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UNB maintains 4th spot nationally in Maclean s university rankings

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has maintained many of the gains achieved last year in Maclean's annual Canadian university rankings, including remaining the 4th best Canadian university in the national comprehensive category. "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...

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A Diverse Palette launches its first show of the 2013-2014 season

Communications

Posted: October 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The Lorenzo Art Series will launch its first show of the 2013-2014 season with "A Diverse Palette" featuring artist Sarah Jones on November 3. “I am drawn to the transient elements of urban culture, like graffiti, construction sites, cranes, scaffolding and tankers – things that move in and out of the urban landscape,” says Jones.   Jones, a UNB Saint John Alumna (BA '07), will present her new...

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UNB alumna named physician of the year

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jeanne McNeill has been awarded New Brunswick’s Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. McNeill joined the University of New Brunswick in 1979 as a Beaverbrook Scholar. Read the Times & Transcript article below. Riverview doctor is named a physician of the yearTimes & Transcript (Moncton) Tue Oct 29 2013 Byline: Times & Transcript Staff Dr....

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UNB legal expert comments on Oland case

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Legal expert Nicole O'Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick's faculty of law, weighed in on the current state of evidence in the Oland case in a recent media story. The circumstantial evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case is not out of the ordinary, according to O'Byrne. "Generally in criminal cases you don't have a whole line up of direct evidence...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2014

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has again been recognized as one of the country’s top employers. The Globe and Mail announced Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014 this week. UNB was the only New Brunswick university to make the list and one of five Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014:UNB: encourages...

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UNB Saint John graduates its 2013 fall class

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John awarded diplomas to 146 students at its 2013 fall convocation ceremony at the Imperial Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25. UNBSJ conferred an honorary degree to Jane Bertrand, program director for the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation, and former professor for the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, at its 31st fall convocation ceremony. Jane Bertrand is an...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Science Applied Science Engineering Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Two hundred and twenty-six students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. Dean Ruth Shaw 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. See the complete listing.

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UNB grants National Chief Shawn Atleo and the Rt Hon Paul Martin honorary degrees installs Allison McCain as new chancellor

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick conferred honorary degrees to National Chief Shawn Atleo and the Right Honourable Paul Martin at its 59th fall convocation ceremony in Fredericton Thursday evening. UNB Fredericton awarded diplomas to 441 students at its fall 2013 convocation ceremony at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Dr. Erik Scheme was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal in academic...

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Fred Eaton donates 1 million to UNB establishes Fredrik S Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One of UNB’s most committed and generous alumni has provided funding that looks to foster a better understanding about the roles and impact of the Canadian Army. Dr. Fredrik S. Eaton, O.C., O.Ont., former chancellor of UNB, and the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation have donated $1 million to establish the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies. The chair will be housed...

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Department of economics partners with Shandong University of Finance and Economics in China

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A delegation from Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE) was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) last week to launch a partnership with UNB’s department of economics. Officials from SDUFE were welcomed by UNB President and Vice Chancellor Eddy Campbell; Mr. David Hinton, registrar on the UNB Fredericton campus; and Dr. Weiqiu Yu, chair of economics at UNB Fredericton. The two...

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UNB congratulates Governor General s Gold Medal Recipient Dr Erik Scheme

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Governor General's Academic Medal is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon students attending Canadian schools. It is awarded to students graduating with the highest average from their individual institutions. The medal signals the start of a life of accomplishment. The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme is this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medal recipient and...

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Dr Christopher Gray featured in ACCN

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Christopher Gray's research on local plants as a potential treatment for drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis was highlighted in the article "Weapons of microscopic destruction" in the latest edition of ACCN. ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, is Canada's magazine for the chemical sciences and engineering. It covers the intersection of those fields with society by reporting on the latest...

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UNB celebrates grads confers honorary degrees and installs new chancellor

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fall convocation ceremonies on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 in Fredericton and Saint John, respectively. The Fredericton ceremony on Thursday will feature the installation of UNB's sixth modern day chancellor, Allison McCain. Fredericton The 59th Convocation will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE...

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Experts to help evaluate risk in intimate partner violence situations

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


MMFC Workshop 2013: "Risk Assessment & Risk Management in Intimate Partner Violence Situations" The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at the University of New Brunswick is holding its MMFC Workshop 2013 on October 29-30 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The two-day event includes a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, followed by an intensive full-day...

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BrowZine has come to UNB Saint John

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


BrowZine is a free app delivering thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library newsstand. The result is a revolutionary...

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Renowned scientist to talk at UNB effects of extreme weather conditions

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Increasing temperatures have received much of the focus in climate change research, but how much do we know about the affect of extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods on stream life?  One of the world's top scientists in this field, Bobbi Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin, is coming to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this Wednesday, October 23 to give a talk...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and eighty students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The acting dean of arts, Dr. John Ball, 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 2012-13 academic year, 1067 students were...

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UNBF Faculty of Kinesiology Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and nine students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. 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 2012-13 academic year, 515 students were...

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UNB Saint John MBA student compiles report

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The New Brunswick Capital Markets Report 2013, released this week, was compiled by a master of business administration student at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, and summarizes the recent trends of province’s capital markets.   The report, discussed in the Times & Transcript on Oct. 17, is the fourth such report in as many years. Read the full article below. Company mergers down...

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Entrepreneurs give nod to UNB program

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program is garnering more attention than ever. Several prominent business leaders and UNB alumni returned to the TME 25th anniversary celebration last month, providing mentorship to...

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Graduation Preparation Series continues for the second year

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John, in partnership with Mount Allison University, is excited to be continuing the Graduation Preparation Series (GPS), helping prepare international students for graduation, for the second year. Graduation can be quite a busy time. Getting ready to leave the hallowed walls of UNB Saint John to enter the working world can be a daunting undertaking. The...

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Historian to discuss Nfld s oil boom

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Sean Cadigan will discuss the aftermath of Newfoundland and Labrador's oil boom, and the impact of resource extraction in other provinces, at the University of New Brunswick’s 2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture series. "Boom, Bust and Bluster: The Oil Daze of Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada's 'Have' Province" October 16, 5:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 102 | UNB...

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Faculty of nursing s Moncton campus gets a facelift

Communications

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

Category: myUNB


The University of New Brunswick's faculty of nursing in Moncton is expanding.   On October 21, UNB's faculty of nursing will open its doors at its new Moncton campus: University of New Brunswick Faculty of Nursing – Moncton Campus 55 Lutz StreetMoncton, NB  E1C 0L2 Friday, October 11 will be the faculty’s last day at its Arden Street campus (Professional Arts Building) in Moncton. During the...

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Professor Emeritus Dr Paul F Williams wins prestigious international structural geology award

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul F. Williams has won the inaugural Henk Zwart Medal in structural geology for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the field of rock deformation.   The award committee calls Dr. Williams an internationally acclaimed structural geologist who has tremendously influenced his subject for 45 years. An Outline of...

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New province-wide initiative launched to bolster NB economy

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


NB Exporter U to provide strategies for expanding foreign markets A new province-wide initiative was launched at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton today. "NB Exporter U" brings together academia, government and business for a common goal - expanding markets abroad for New Brunswick businesses and their products. Academic teams from UNB and l’Universite de Moncton will work with...

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Paul Martin discusses First Nations education Oct 24

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Right Honourable Paul Martin, fall 2013 University of New Brunswick honorary degree recipient, joined First Nations’ community groups and educational stakeholders at The Playhouse in Fredericton on October 24 for a conversation about First Nations’ education in Canada. The Playhouse conversation was hosted by UNB and UNB Associated Alumni as part of its fall convocation ceremonies. Dr. Ann...

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UNBF Faculty of Nursing Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Three hundred and seventy 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 2012-13. 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 2012-13 academic year,...

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Carving up Canada s Oceans Who gets a say

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Melanie Wiber kicks off 2013 Ideas That Matter seriesWednesday, October 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Memorial Hall | UNB Fredericton The demands we place on our oceans are multiplying. Fishing and transport are being asked to make way for aquaculture, tidal power, oil and gas development, tourism, and coastal amenities. Who gets to decide how ocean space will be carved up among these many competing...

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NB Power works with UNB to study future options for Mactaquac Generating Station

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


NB Power has engaged a group of internationally respected scientists to provide independent research on the potential environmental impacts of the future options being considered for the Mactaquac Generating Station. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of the New Brunswick and its partners will evaluate key environmental challenges related to Mactaquac’s future, including...

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New graduate scholarships expand focus on New Brunswick innovation

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to...

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Farewell Dr Currie

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


UNB pays tribute to outgoing chancellor The University of New Brunswick recently bid farewell to longtime chancellor, Dr. Richard J. Currie. A tribute dinner to celebrate Dr. Currie's ten years of service was held on September 26 at the building named in his honour. Several prominent guests joined the university community, including New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Graydon...

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UNBSJ s Promise Partnership wins Big Heart Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John's Promise Partnership was the winner of the 2013 Big Heart Award at last week's Outstanding Business Awards (OBA). The Promise Partnership is a collaboration between UNBSJ students, faculty and staff, as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White-St. Francis School (HWSF), Lorne Middle School and local high schools. As part of the student mentor program, every student at HWSF...

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The Urban and Community Studies Institute to host Byrne 50 Symposium

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Commemorating the Byrne Commission’s legacy and tackling today's local governance challenges The University of New Brunswick's Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI) is marking the 50th anniversary of The Byrne Commission report with a one-day symposium in Fredericton, November 4. The report helped modernize regional governance in New Brunswick and paved the way for sweeping reforms...

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Top Canadian poets novelists converge at Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is holding its annual Alden Nowlan Festival in Fredericton from October 3-8, featuring some of Canada's top award-winning poets and novelists. Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will open the festival on Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall with a reading from his novel, The Son of a Certain Woman, which is long-listed for the 2013 Giller...

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Blogging Shakespeare English professor blogs from Macedonia

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This summer Professor Randall Martin, one of the country's leading Shakespeare scholars, was in Bitola, Macedonia to participate in the Bitola Shakespeare Festival. The festival expands on the success of last year’s six-week Globe to Globe Festival in London, England which invited theatre companies from around the world to perform all of Shakespeare's 37 plays in their home languages. This...

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One of Canada s premier Native public intellectuals Thomas King to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Thomas King will read from The Inconvenient Indian on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the...

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Siemens Canada to invest in smart grid research projects with University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Research aims to further understanding of residential smart grid application Siemens Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have agreed on the scope of two research projects looking at smart grid technology that could begin as early as spring 2014. Siemens' has committed to investing up to $2.5 million CAD into academic research projects in the province of New Brunswick over the next...

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UNBSJ and Rocmaura donate school supplies

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


For the second year in a row, Rocmaura Nursing Home’s wellness committee and UNB Saint John’s Information Services and Systems team collected much needed school supplies over the summer months for the Promise Partnership. As a direct result of the sheer volume donated, students from Hazen-White St. Francis (HWSF) and Lorne Middle School received six boxes jammed full of items needed for the...

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Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will read from The Son of a Certain Woman on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Johnston will read on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. The Son of a Certain Woman was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the...

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New business dean for UNBSJ

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Effective today, Dr. Fazley Siddiq has joined the UNB family as professor of Economics and Finance, and the new Dean of Business for the Saint John campus. Dr. Siddiq comes to UNB Saint John from Dalhousie University and brings an outstanding record of teaching, research and leadership experience.  "In addition to advancing learning and discovery at UNB in my new position, I am looking forward...

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Alumnus unveils latest prototype of world s first mind-controlled bionic leg

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three-time University of New Brunswick graduate, Levi Hargrove and his colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago unveiled the latest prototype in their development of the world's first bionic leg this week. Their groundbreaking results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. Hargrove and his research team made headlines last year when Zac Vawter climbed...

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Community Celebrates UNB at Homecoming 2013

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Alumni, friends and members of the community have joined University of New Brunswick faculty, staff and students on the Fredericton campus this week for UNB Homecoming 2013, September 26-29. "Homecoming is a special time of year when alumni, students and the community celebrate UNB," says Margaret Grant-McGivney, executive director of UNB's Associated Alumni. "It is an opportunity to reconnect...

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Theoretical physicist wins major grant to study time

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A postdoctoral researcher in the University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics has been awarded a major grant of over $139,000 to study the fundamental nature of time in the universe. "’What is time?’ is an ancient question that has puzzled human beings since the beginning of civilization, and remains unsolved today," says Dr. Tim Koslowski, a member of the math...

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University community pays tribute to Dr Richard Currie

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The university community will pay tribute to Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. Richard J. Currie tonight in a commemorative dinner at the building named in his honour. The prestigious event is part of UNB Homecoming 2013, September 26-29 - an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate UNB. The event was featured on the front pages of New Brunswick’s major papers this morning. The Telegraph...

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Saint John student presented with The Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Taryn O'Neill is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award presented by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region (CBCF - Atlantic Region). Taryn O'Neill, a UNBSJ alumna, spent this summer working at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Gray and Dr. Duncan Webster.  Taryn's research focused on...

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MentorMash Top CEOs and budding entrepreneurs celebrate TME s 25th

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick's J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 28 by pairing up local business owners and CEOs, with recent TME grads and current students for a day of networking, mentorship, and celebration. 
 The guest list includes UNB President Eddy Campbell, and President Emeriti,...

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Atlantic Canada s unsung literary hotbed

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two of the 13 titles on last week's Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist were penned by graduates of the University of New Brunswick's master's program in creative writing - Craig Davidson (MA'03) for Cataract City, and Wayne Johnston (MA'85, DLitt'03) for The Son of a Certain Woman. Shannon Webb-Campbell delved into the "unsung literary hotbed" at the University of New Brunswick this weekend;...

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Soprano Jessica McCormack to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Music Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Soprano Jessica McCormack, Head of Voice Studies and an Assistant Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend, will present a lecture and recital ‘Canadian at Heart: A Lecture Recital Featuring the Works of Canadian Composers from Across the Country’ on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John. Reception afterward. Dr. McCormack holds a Doctor of...

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UNB Saint John s Math and Science Help Centre named after Flora Beckett

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Friday a ceremony was held paying tribute to one of the most enthusiastic advocates for UNB Saint John, Ms. Flora Beckett with the naming of the Math and Science Help Centre after her. A huge turnout of family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Hans W. Klohn Commons to recognize Flora. Her husband Barry, their children Lesley, Alex and Stephen and their grandchildren were all in...

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UNB opens Homecoming to the whole community Sept 26-29

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will welcome students, alumni, and the community to the Fredericton campus as it celebrates UNB Homecoming 2013 from September 26-29.   The four-day celebration has something for everyone, including a lobster boil, football rally and parade, Family FunFest, and Maritime Kitchen Party. Homecoming is a special time of year when alumni, students and the UNB...

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Hughes Scholarships to support UNB Law students

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


In recognition of his parents, the Honourable Charles and Edith Hughes, the late Richard Atwater Hughes has made a generous bequest of over $500,000 to support students entering the study of law at the University of New Brunswick. A journalist, broadcaster, speechwriter and media relations specialist, Richard had a varied career both in New Brunswick and in the United Kingdom. His working years...

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Top Hat turns digital distractions into learning opportunities

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


We know they have them.  We know they use them.  So why not put them to good, academic use?  What are we talking about?  Students and their mobile devices of course. Turning distractions into learning opportunities UNB Saint John has started using Top Hat, a Canadian web-based classroom response platform, so that instead of Facebooking, Tweeting or texting their friends during class students...

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Articulation agreements signed

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Recognizing the importance of partnerships, the UNBSJ faculty of business has signed articulation agreements with a number of institutions to support college graduates wishing to pursue Baccalaureate degrees. The UNBSJ Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) degrees offer college graduates the chance to continue their education at the University level from a variety of these college partners, and...

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Making the climb from good to great

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Faculty of arts designs course to help students develop skills for success Making the transition from high school to university can be both exciting and daunting. The University of New Brunswick's faculty of arts in Fredericton launched a new course this fall to help first-year arts students make that transition a little easier. ARTS 1100 (9 credit hours) can now be taken in lieu of ARTS 1000...

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UNB announces honorary degree recipients for fall convocation

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following honorary degrees will be awarded at its fall convocation ceremonies. On October 24 in Fredericton, honorary degrees will be awarded to Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada. On October 25 in Saint John, an honorary degree will be awarded to Jane...

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UNB grads claim two of thirteen spots on Giller longlist

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist was released on Monday, revealing the jury's top 13 picks in Canadian fiction.  The top 13 titles were selected from 147 books, submitted by 81 publishers from every region of the country. UNB alumnus Craig Davidson (MA’03) was nominated for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada.   Wayne Johnston (MA’85, DLitt’03) was listed for his novel...

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New four-week course at UNB to examine energy and the environment

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Shale gas exploration and development, nuclear power generation, conventional and combined cycle combustion plants, wind power or tidal power generation - what are the environmental consequences and how do we decide what's best? A new multidisciplinary course, "Energy and the Environment: Designing the Future," will examine the factors underlying the choices we make and the impact of each....

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Award-winning author Donna Morrissey to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Donna Morrissey will read from The Deception of Livvy Higgs on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, as well as the author of a children's book, Cross Katie...

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Historian documents province s 100-year labour history

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On September 11, 2013, Canadian historian and University of New Brunswick Professor David Frank presented Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy with copies of his recently published book, Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. Dr. Frank's book was recently reviewed by Lori Gallagher of The Daily Gleaner. The New Brunswick...

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UNB researchers develop environmental monitoring technology

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have developed an environmental monitoring system that can track pollution, road conditions and air quality. Dr. Brad Nickerson, Dillon Matchett and Victoria Pimentel from UNB's computer science program partnered with Red Ball Internet this summer to launch a prototype of their technology to monitor pollution in Moncton. The Mobile Environmental...

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UNB technology set for space launch

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


GPS technology developed by University of New Brunswick scientists is set to begin orbiting the Earth this month aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of a Canadian Space Agency mission that will, in part, monitor space weather. The Telegraph Journal featured the full story on its front page Monday, September 16. To arrange a media interview, please contact Kelsey Seymour. UNB invention...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Douglas Glover

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The English department at the University of New Brunswick has welcomed its newest writer-in-residence - bestselling author, Douglas Glover. Glover is an itinerant Canadian, author of six story collections, four novels, two books of essays, and The Enamoured Knight, a book about Don Quixote and novel form. His bestselling novel Elle won the 2003 Governor-General's Award for fiction and was a...

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Chris Turner Surviving and Thriving in a Sustainable Economy September 19

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry, will shed light on the global sustainability movement as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Boundlessly optimistic about the future and refreshingly pragmatic about the path that leads us there, Turner will present his talk, entitled...

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UNB Saint John Arts Faculty Dean s List for 2012-2013

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Seventy-eight 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 2012-13.  Thirty-three concurrent arts and education students have also earned a spot on the list. The acting dean of arts, Alexander (Sandy) Wilson, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least...

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UNB expert pitches regional economic development to federal provincial ministers

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Marc Duhamel, Vaughan chair in regional economics and director of the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick's department of economics, shared his ideas on regional economic development with federal, provincial and territorial ministers last week at the 18th Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie. John Chilibeck of the Times & Transcript, covered the event....

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Sodexo UNB wins at 13th Annual Feast in the Field in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Fredericton's Sodexo executive chef Leanne English, catering chef Kris Campbell, catering director Cindy McCoy, catering manager Amy Vye, and cook Duc-Vinh Tao won the title of "Favourite Overall Exhibitor" at the 13th Annual Feast in the Field event, held Sunday, September 8 in Fredericton. Feast in the Field is a yearly fundraising event for Ability New...

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UNB launches first university-wide app

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the official launch of its first, university-wide, mobile application for smartphones and tablets. The UNB app is now available for download in both the Apple iOS store for iPhones and iPads and the Google Play store for Android phones and tablet devices. The App was made available on Aug. 29 as part of a beta program, and more than 1,800...

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UNBF Faculty of Education Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and four students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. The dean of education, Ann Sherman, 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 2012-13 academic year, 158 students were enrolled...

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Dr MacKinnon reappointment featured in Telegraph Journal

Communications

Posted: September 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Robert MacKinnon's recent reappointment as vice-president of the University New Brunswick's Saint John campus was featured in the September 5 edition of the Telegraph Journal. The full story follows: University VP receives another five-year termNew Brunswick Telegraph-Journal September 5, 2013Byline: Jennifer Pritchett Robert MacKinnon has been appointed for his second term as...

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UNB Fredericton hosts Success Fair for students

Communications

Posted: September 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


As the academic year ramps up at the University of New Brunswick, the UNB Student Union and Campus Wellness Committee are bringing together groups from across campus to showcase the various programs and services that are available to students. The 2013 UNB Success Fair will take place in the Student Union Building cafeteria on September 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "The fair is an ideal...

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Appreciation for the written word

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Encouraging a love and appreciation for the written word is the sole intent of a new course offered at UNB Saint John - English 3782: Special Topics: Lorenzo Reading Series. Offered every Monday this Fall, from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, this new course will explore the literature written by authors visiting UNB Saint John as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series.   Entering its 15th season, the Lorenzo...

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New technology enables researchers to study cerebral palsy in children

Communications

Posted: August 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s state-of-the-art Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab is enabling researchers and surgeons in Atlantic Canada to develop treatment strategies for children living with cerebral palsy. Dr. Victoria Chester, professor in the faculty of kinesiology, is conducting gait analysis trials with surgeons from the Horizon Health Network and partners at the Stan...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports new software company in Miramichi

Communications

Posted: August 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute, recently unveiled plans to support the creation of a new software development company in northern New Brunswick. Eggroll Digital Studios Incorporated will use the investment to help launch its new mobile and software development company, one of only a few companies in Atlantic Canada doing similar work. "I am very excited...

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UNBF Faculty of Business announces Dean s List for 2012-2013

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


One hundred and seventy-three 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 2012-13. The dean of business administration, Devishas Mitra, 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 2012-13...

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UNBF Faculty of Engineering announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three hundred and twenty-one students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. 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 2012-13 academic year, 1287...

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UNB welcomes new students at Commencement ceremony in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Commencement, an inaugural ceremony to welcome new University of New Brunswick students, will be held on Tuesday, September 3, at 10:15 a.m. in 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. Commencement and Encaenia (UNB’s graduation ceremony) are ceremonies...

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UNBF Faculty of Computer Science Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

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

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


Sixty-seven 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 2012-13.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 2012-13 academic year, 342 students were...

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Craig Kielburger talks to educators about creating compassionate kids

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


The faculty of education, along with the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (Anglophone West branches) and the Anglophone West School District, will host a presentation with Craig Kielburger, “The World Needs your Kid: How to Raise / Mentor Kids Who Care and Contribute,” on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for over 2000 invitees from schools and districts across New Brunswick. Kielburger’s message will...

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Don Wilcox creates Rosemary A Wilcox Memorial Scholarship in Earth Sciences

Communications

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

Category: UNB Homepage


Don Wilcox (Class of ’47) found his true calling after his university experience, but the United Kingdom native never forgot his days at the University of New Brunswick – both as a student and then through his interaction with campus officials as a businessman. Those fond recollections, coupled with his desire to salute the memory of his wife, led Don to create the Rosemary Wilcox Memorial...

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Forestry with an international flavour

Communications

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

Category: In the Media


Students from European and Canadian universities are learning about New Brunswick forestry and environmental management through a specialized degree program offered by the University of New Brunswick. 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 working on their degree...

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Engineering student launches pay-by-phone parking company in Fredericton

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


Pay-by-phone parking is now available at downtown Fredericton businesses, parking garages and metered parking spaces thanks to Phillip Curley, a civil engineering student at the University of New Brunswick—so long as they are branded with the red and black HotSpot Parking logo, that is. HotSpot generated a buzz in tech and start-up circles earlier this year when Curley won the 2013 East Coast...

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UNB website gets a fresh new look

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Starting this past Saturday all UNB websites will get a facelift as we move to a more responsive web design. "It will take several days to fully implement all the changes - after all, over 20,000 pages are being refreshed - but there will be very little actual downtime. When complete, the revised website will still provide users with everything they need to know about UNB, but will also have a...

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UNB Executive Education Centre programs give senior business leaders a competitive advantage

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Running a business is complicated. The Executive Education Centre at the University of New Brunswick's College of Extended Learning is making it a little easier. The Executive Education Centre (EEC) brings renowned industry experts to New Brunswick to share proven best practices, methodologies, and real-life business lessons, in order to provide business leaders in the region with the framework...

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University boot camp boosts student performance

Communications

Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Incoming engineering and science students were able to get a glimpse of their future-selves last week at this summer’s first round of UNBetween camps. UNBetween is an innovative transition-to-university camp that allows students out of high school to experience campus life and the demands of academia. The program simulates the fifth week of a student’s first year, when workloads peak and...

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Welcome to myUNB News

Communications

Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Announcing my UNB News, the new way to share UNB notices within the UNB community.  myUNB News is for UNB-related notices only within the following categories: - Athletics, Recreation and Wellness - Employment News - Financial Aid - News and Notices - Student Organizations  All events are to be submitted to the events calendar at https://es.unb.ca/apps/eventscalendar/post-event/  All of the...

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Alumna becomes Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Deborah Lyons (BA’71) has been appointed Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ms. Lyons has been serving as the deputy head of mission at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. since September 2010.  She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1999 where she held various positions, such as director, international finance; director-general; and...

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Hospitality Tourism program featured in magazine

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Posted: July 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism (BAMHT) program was recently featured in Restaurants & Hotels Magazine. The BAMHT equips students to work in a variety of areas including: hotel management, tourism research, park management, travel writing, or continue with hospitality or tourism studies at the Masters level. Keith Dewar, program professor and assistant...

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UNB researchers map weather in space

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Researchers Richard Chadwick and Todd Kelly are on a 14-day tour around the Canadian North to install Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers built to map space weather in the Canadian Arctic. The equipment collects GPS signals from space and transmits it to a climate-controlled server station at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton as part of the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric...

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UNB student wins national scholarship for volunteerism

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Natasha Larivee has won the 2013 James Raymond Cowling University Scholarship from Best Buddies Canada - a national volunteer program that matches people with and without intellectual disabilities to create friendships. Natasha joined Best Buddies - UNB Fredericton in the first year of her bachelor of science (medicinal chemistry) program. She is now co-president of the UNB Fredericton chapter....

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VP academic ready to tackle new term in Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Just days into a new 6-year term as the vice-president (Fredericton) of the University of New Brunswick, Anthony (Tony) Secco is already acting on objectives and determining how his campus - the largest in New Brunswick - will meet them. "The aim is to deliver the highest quality education possible at UNB," said Dr. Secco. "But of course, the challenge is always to define what is meant by that,...

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Young leaders to hold robotics competition on July 12

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Summers at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus are far from dull for dozens of high school students from across Canada. Students entering grades 10 to 12 are at UNB to participate in Shad Valley, a youth leadership and entrepreneurship program hosted by 12 universities across Canada.  The robotics competition - Friday, July 12 from 9:30 – 1:00 in C13 of Head Hall - is the...

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Government invests 2 5 million in health research

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Department of Health to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses. Dr. Scott Ronis, an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology is joined by investigators from Memorial University of...

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Conference on the future of education in Atlantic Canada

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB's faculty of education will host the 2nd Annual Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference on July 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Marshall d'Avray Hall in Fredericton.   The bilingual conference, entitled New Conversations & Continuing Controversies, will bring together researchers and educators from across Atlantic Canada to generate dialogue and new research on educational issues in...

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UNB Saint John realizes growth in internship partnerships

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has proven itself to be a true 'investment in your future' opportunity for students, the university and the business community in Saint John. Over the past two years the university has seen significant enrolment growth; most notably in 2012-2013 the class grew to exceed 100 students in its campus-based offering. Typically a two...

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Young eco heroes kick off UNB s summer camp season

Communications

Posted: July 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


It may be summer session on university campuses, but students from grades 1 & 2 descended upon the UNB Fredericton campus today.  For the next 10 days, these eco heroes will learn about the atmosphere and pollution, and find ways to make the earth a cleaner place. Eco Heroes, which runs from July 2-12, is the first in a series of thematic camps offered through the World's UNBound summer...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Explore the World with UNB s New Archaeology Summer Camp

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


It's 7:00 a.m. The sun is up and you are getting ready for your day at the "dig" at UNB. You quickly grab your gear and head for ‘class’. You’re eager to get started on the day’s activities with the other students under the expertise of UNB instructors; eager to see what other mysteries lay in wait under the dirt, in the lab, or in the field; eager to learn from the Elders. Maybe today you’ll...

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World expert on pre-school education coming to UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The principal researcher for the largest study ever conducted on the impact of preschool education on children will give a free public lecture at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus on Wednesday, May 1. For the past 16 years Dr. Edward Melhuish has followed 4,000 children in the UK and Northern Ireland, matching their preschool experiences to their later cognitive, language and...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program at Saint John College

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John's Saint John College has kicked off its first Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the pilot Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of energy issues and information taking place across our province. Designed for professionals, leaders, and managers at all career levels who...

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Smart Skin Technologies set to launch new golf product

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB-born business, Smart Skin Technologies of Fredericton has been working with a major golf club manufacturer to help launch Quantifeel - a new product that tests the pressure points on a golfer's grip throughout the swing. Founder and CEO Kumaran Thillainadarajah said in an interview with entrevestor.com that they hope the deal will be finalized in a couple days and Quantifeel will be...

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UNB computer science student wins Juno Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Joel Violette, UNB student and former guitar player with Woods Of Ypres, won a Juno in the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category for the album Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light. Just before starting exams, Violette traveled to Regina, SK, to accept the award on behalf of the group.  Although Woods of Ypres is no longer together, the 27-year-old UNB student is still making music with...

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UNB Saint John business co-op awards

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's business co-op program held its annual "Celebration of Excellence"  award luncheon today at Grand Hall in Uptown Saint John. The co-op program integrates classroom studies with work experience by alternating academic semesters with four-month paid work semesters.  Students not only gain work experience and develop great business skills, but also have a chance to network with...

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UNB speaker series looks at religion as a solution to domestic violence

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The next lecture in the University of New Brunswick’s Ideas that Matter Speaker Series will address the role of religious leaders and faith communities in helping abusive religious men become accountable for their actions. Nancy Nason-Clark, professor and chair of sociology at UNB Fredericton will present Holy Hush or Shattered Silence?  Religion as Part of the Solution to Domestic Violence,...

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New Brunswick to host the 54th Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to Fredericton, New Brunswick.  CWSF is the premier youth science and technology competition in Canada, bringing together the country's brightest young minds. "We're very excited about the opportunities this presents," said Eddy Campbell, UNB president. ...

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UNB nursing hosts annual research day

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On April 26 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB’s Faculty of Nursing will host its annual Nursing Research Day. Dr. Kathleen White-Williams, nursing professor at Humber Institute, will deliver the keynote speech.  She will talk about her research with fourth-year nursing students in their clinical experiences. Her talk is entitled "Process of Senior Nursing Student-Patient Connection: Student and Clinical...

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2013-2014

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. It is the fourth budget in a multi-year series designed to ensure the university’s long-term financial stability in the face of increasing costs, stagnant government support, and a sluggish economic environment. "It is a challenging time for universities across the...

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Labour Relations Updates

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has collective bargaining relationships with four different unions, amounting to six separate collective agreements. Negotiations are a routine part of the life cycle of collective agreements.  Almost all universities across Canada have collective agreements with their faculty and/or staff and, at any given time, at least one is engaged in a collective bargaining...

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UNBers dominate 2013 KIRA finalist list

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The KIRA Organizing Committee recently announced the 2013 KIRA finalists and among the list of 18 individuals or groups recognized, seven are UNB-affiliated. UNB finalists who made the list are administrators being recognized for their contribution to the knowledge industry, students who took advantage of UNB's entrepreneurial programs to launch their own start-ups, and researchers who are...

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UNB team releases report with scientists views on the potential effects of global warming

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Authors stress importance of informed, scientific opinions in the policy process. At a time when scientists in some sectors are increasingly constrained in what they are allowed to say about their climate related research findings, it is more important than ever to highlight the informed opinions of New Brunswick’s scientists on how ecosystems may change with rising temperatures and...

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Exam de-stressors thinking outside the box

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


We all know exams can be a stressful time for students, so at UNB's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, groups have thought up unique ways to help students cope during this exam period. UNB has a number of ongoing services available to students such as counseling services, writing and math help centres, quiet study space, etc., but this year, there are other initiatives that are drawing quite...

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UNB Saint John holds tax clinics

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate business students participated in the Canada Revenue Agency volunteer program on Friday, April 12. They assisted in the electronic preparation of more than 110 tax returns for their fellow students within four hours. The Faculty of Business, Student Services and Integrated Technology Services at UNB Saint John have participated in this program for...

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Director of leading research organization to discuss energy efficiency and the economy

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth will be addressed by Leslie Malone, Canada program director for Environment Northeast, as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Ms. Malone will present her talk, entitled Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth at both UNB campuses: on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Wu Conference...

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Former prof and Holocaust survivor launches new book

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This week former University of New Brunswick Professor and Dean Israel Unger, along with UNB alumnae and author Carolyn Gammon, will be launching their new book The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger, published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, in several events across the Atlantic provinces. At the beginning of the Nazi period, 25,000 Jewish people lived in Tarnow, Poland. By the end of the...

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Christie Smith A star on and off the court

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


One of the top honours in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) recently went to Christie Smith at the 2013 awards banquet in Fredericton. The award recognizes excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and sportsmanship. Christie was awarded the Rod Shoveller Memorial Award, which recognizes an outstanding student-athlete playing ACAA basketball for significant contribution...

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UNB computer science hosts annual research expo and lecture

Communications

Posted: April 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


April 11-12 UNB's faculty of computer science will showcase the province's most progressive research in computer science from the public and private sectors along with some impressive student research as well. UNB's Annual Lecture in Computer Science will be held at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton, on Thursday, April 11, at 7pm. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ming Li, from the University of...

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Bruce Broster wins L W Bailey Award

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Bruce Broster, professor in UNB's department of earth sciences, recently was awarded with the Loring W. Bailey Award that recognizes outstanding service or contribution to both the geoscience profession and the province of New Brunswick. First awarded in 2005, Dr. Broster is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award given by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of...

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Renaissance College students in running for national award

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Four student groups from UNB's Renaissance College are in the running for a $50,000 prize for their public awareness campaigns about how charities ensure, improve and reflect the quality of life in Canada.    The contest, called Students (Verb) Charities is open to post-secondary students between the ages of 18-35 across Canada and is sponsored by Imagine Canada and the Muttart...

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UNB students get hands-on experience through JDI business competition

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


J.D. Irving, Limited is partnering with UNB to provide students with an opportunity to solve real-life business scenarios. J.D. Irving, Limited, is hosting competitions at five Maritime universities where student teams are given details of a real-life supply chain, logistics or accounting-related event that occurred at JDI. The Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick...

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Carly Baxter receives Academic All Canadian Award

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Congratulations to UNB Saint John's Carly Baxter, our newest Academic All Canadian Award recipient.

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Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture how educational leaders tackle social issues

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 261 of Marshall d'Avray Hall, the UNB Fredericton faculty of education is honoured to present the second annual Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture in Education and Social Justice. Guest speaker, Dr. Jeff Orr, will present Educational Leadership for Social Justice. The Dr. Ottilia Chareka Memorial Lecture is in memory of Ottilia Chareka: mother,...

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UNB Saint John mobile app updated

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John has recently updated its first mobile application for smartphones.   The mobile app, available for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as well as Blackberry and Android, is new and improved with the addition of even more useful links. "We've made a couple of significant improvements over the last version.  The radio station feed is...

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Autism Awareness Month UNB student opens up about living with Asperger s Syndrome

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


What do Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Mozart, and University of New Brunswick student Nick Peardon have in common? They all either have, or were suspected to have, Asperger's Syndrome. Peardon, a second year Bachelor of Arts student, wants to educate others about Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and what it is like to live with a disability in today's society. The most important thing he wants...

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UNB-born entrepreneur connects NBers to local food

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


After traveling the world with his now wife, Kim, and eating fresh, local food at many restaurants and hotels, Levi Lawrence (BBA, 2011) returned to Fredericton knowing he wanted to find a way to provide New Brunswickers with easier access to local food.  It wasn't until he jumped on the opportunity to build a business plan and pitch his idea to local, successful entrepreneurs through UNB's...

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UNB MBA students organize Match Maker Gala Fundraiser

Communications

Posted: April 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Match Maker Gala is a unique dining event organized by master of business administration (MBA) students from UNB Fredericton in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Fredericton and Oromocto Regions.   The event will consist of a reception, dinner and silent auction on Friday, April 5, at Kingswood Lodge beginning at 6 p.m. Live jazz music will be provided by the Garry Hansen...

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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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Time to vote for UNB Breakthru teams

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Online voting for the CBC Viewers' Choice award for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s (NBIF) Breakthru competition is now open. UNB is showing its research and entrepreneurial strengths at this year’s Breakthru competition with four of the five finalists being UNB groups. James Stewart, a PhD student in information technology at UNB Saint John, is the founder and chief executive officer...

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Education faculty looks to offer new online program

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB's faculty of education has partnered with the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and the Jimmy Pratt Family Foundation to conduct a feasibility study into an online bachelor of education degree in early childhood education. UNB hopes the study will provide the foundational information to create a pathway for students to complete existing early childhood education...

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Joan Clark UNB s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13 to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Joan Clark, UNB’s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13, will read from various works and a novel-in-progress on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Clark is the author of the novels An Audience of Chairs, Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, and the short story collections From A High Thin Wire and Swimming Toward the...

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Greg Kealey wins 2013 Canada Prize

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB professor and former provost and vice-president (research), Greg Kealey, has won one of four prestigious Canada prize awards from the Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, which recognize the best Canadian scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Dr. Kealey won the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences for his book Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the...

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute hosts lecture on Aboriginal and Treaty rights

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


*Please note that this lecture has been cancelled due to a winter storm warning* On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will host Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for New Brunswick/ PEI, Roger Augustine, and Fredericton-based lawyer Thomas J. Burke, as part of the Wolastoqiyik / Mi’kmaq Speaker Series, Welcome to Our Talking...

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Author Clark Blaise to read from The Meagre Tarmac as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Clark Blaise will read from his novel, The Meagre Tarmac on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  Clark Blaise, dual Canadian and American citizen, is the author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction. An advocate for the literary arts in North America, Blaise has taught writing and literature at Emory,...

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Global report showing chemical exposure a concern for humans and wildlife

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A global report released February 19 by UNEP and WHO shows that humans and wildlife are being exposed to diverse chemicals and there is growing evidence and concern about their health impacts. These chemicals – called endocrine disruptors – interfere with the system that controls metabolism, development and reproduction in us, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.  A UNB...

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Higher education mission concludes successfully enhances links with Ukraine

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Over the past week, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) led a delegation of 15 senior education leaders from 12 Canadian institutions to Ukraine with the aim of strengthening Ukrainian-Canadian higher education partnerships. "We achieved our goal of greatly enhancing the bilateral relationship and setting the stage for expanded activity," said Karen McBride, President and CEO...

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UNB students celebrate Bhutanese New Year

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


About 60 people attended an event held earlier this week at UNB's Renaissance College (RC) to celebrate the Bhutanese New Year. Among the attendees were faculty, staff and students from RC, education, engineering, nursing, computer science, the International Student Advisory Office and the Office of the Vice President Fredericton (Academic).  Community members who were instrumental in...

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UNB s Annual Dineen Lecture to Focus on Sustainable Energy in Canada

Communications

Posted: February 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative, proudly presents the 33rd annual Dineen Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Richard J. Marceau, president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and provost of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The lecture will be given on both campuses: on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, 15 Dineen...

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UNB looking to create an even better first-year experience for students

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,000 people across the province and many of them work directly with first-year students. UNB has committed to providing its students with an exceptional and transformative student experience, as outlined in the strategic plan. This year a group of UNB Fredericton faculty and staff, who work directly with first-year students, will be given an...

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CEL offers new program for senior business leaders

Communications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Anyone who has excelled in business knows that it can be lonely at the top. The University of New Brunswick Executive Education Centre at the College of Extended Learning (CEL) has developed a new Executive Education Program: Transforming Leadership, which offers business leaders the opportunity to come together with like-minded executives to connect and collaborate - and transform their...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Four faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Mohammad Hamdan (Mathematical Sciences), Cathy O'Brien-Larivee (Nursing and Health Sciences), Jack Terhune (Biology) and Marion McLean...

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Eddy Campbell to co-lead Canadian university mission to Ukraine Deepened collaboration is the goal

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Ever since Ukraine declared its independence in 1991, Canada has been a leading supporter of the country's nascent democracy. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has partnered with the Canadian government in support of civil society development and public sector reform since the early days of the new Ukraine, through the Orange Revolution, to the present day. CBIE's...

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Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a business management competition for high school students, will be held at UNB Saint John on February 15. During the competition, students are permitted to seek advice from consultants, who are faculty, senior students, and business community partners. Entrepreneurs judge team performance, strategy and business leadership...

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Guest lecturer to discuss ways to teach today s kids to be literate

Communications

Posted: February 5, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


How do we teach children to be literate in today's world?  With changing modes of communication, does ‘being literate’ mean something different than it used to?  These are a couple of the questions researcher Jennifer Rowsell will touch on during her talk at the University of New Brunswick. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, UNB's faculty of education will present Dr. Rowsell, Canada Research Chair in...

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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

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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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