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David Perley named new director of UNB s Mi kmaq-Maliseet Institute

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Maliseet educator, researcher and leader, David Perley, has recently been selected as the new director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). Perley, who specializes in Aboriginal education, Aboriginal studies, race relations and analysis of social problems, holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University, a M.A. from UNB, and is currently a PhD student in education at...

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President Emeritus John McLaughlin assumes a new role at UNB

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick (UNB) president from 2002-2009, has taken on a new role at UNB as Scholar in Residence at the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME). Dr. McLaughlin’s diverse experience in academia, administration and business will serve to enrich the TME program’s impact. His role as Scholar in Residence will be...

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UNB congratulates and bids farewell to one of its champions

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


After advancing the University of New Brunswick to be at the forefront of Canadian academic libraries, John Teskey accepts his final award as director of libraries before leaving UNB as he heads into retirement. Recently, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) honoured Teskey with its Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship in recognition of his numerous achievements and...

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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

Communications

Posted: June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014...

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UNB computer science granted over 4 million in funding

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Posted: June 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer science successfully secured over $4 million in funding for research and development projects this month. Earlier in June, Dr. Natalia Stakhanova received the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, valued at $1.175 million. The same week, the faculty of computer science’s Information Security Centre of Excellence and IBM...

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UNB Saint John s Primrose Scholarship awarded to four high school students

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


For the first time, the UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship will be awarded to four, equally-deserving individuals: Taylor Doucette, Kersti Lee, AnDrew Robart, and Joshua Shanks. The $5,000 scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual. Taylor Doucette’s athletic involvement in softball, volleyball, hockey and football is as impressive as her academic standing. The Harbour View High...

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UNB Business Professor Norm Betts appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

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Posted: June 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Homepage


Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointments of Norman Betts and Alan Borger to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada on June 18 in Ottawa. Dr. Betts is an associate professor in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of business administration and is the former Minister of Finance for New Brunswick. Mr. Borger is president and chairman of the Board of Ladco Company...

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Mobile health research and innovation to help New Brunswick smokers and heart health

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Posted: June 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Saint John, New Brunswick – June 16, 2014 – A new $225,000 investment in health research in New Brunswick will examine the use of mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.  Dr. Shelley Doucet, assistant professor in nursing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is one of the lead researchers. Connected Voices, is an Investigator-Initiated Research...

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UNB scientist finds increased levels of mercury in food webs

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Posted: June 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Rising mercury levels Each year, human activities release increasing amounts of mercury into the environment. Based on Karen Kidd’s research of Nova Scotia lakes, rising mercury levels are a threat to Canada’s waters and wildlife. Research at Kejimkujik National Park Karen Kidd, biology professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John, studies mercury levels in lakes at...

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UNB named most entrepreneurial university in Canada

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Posted: June 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was named Post-Secondary Institution of the Year at the 2014 Startup Canada Awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony and reception atop the CN Tower. Watch the award video In the last 25 years, UNB has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada by combining experiential education with opportunities for mentorship, skill-development,...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

Communications

Posted: June 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Four political science students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they are well on their way. Laura Fitzpatrick, Michael Gooding, Ryan O’Connor and Mark Smith have each been awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship to help them achieve their...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program graduation

Communications

Posted: June 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


UNB Saint John’s College will celebrate the 2014 graduating class of the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program on Thursday, June 5. The 14 graduates are the second class since the program started last April. In partnership with industry and the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of...

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Talent runs in the family

Communications

Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


New Brunswick K-12 students showcased their creativity during computer programming competitions held at UNB Saint John. It was an exciting day for the talented Marica brothers as they were both awarded first place in their divisions. UNB Saint John hosts programming competitions On May 10, UNB Saint John’s department of computer science and applied statistics hosted two competitions that test...

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UNB achieves balanced budget for 2014-2015

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As a result of careful planning and much effort, we are pleased to report that the proposed 2014-15 University of New Brunswick (UNB) operating budget is balanced.  We have achieved this primarily as a result of a 2% increase in the provincial operating grant, as well as funding now added to the ongoing funding base, increasing tuition fees by the provincial parameter of 3%, generating new...

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UNB Saint John s Evidence Synthesis Group receives approval from the Joanna Briggs Institute

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John's Evidence Synthesis Group recently became a member of the esteemed Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. "I am delighted with becoming an officially recognized group with the JBI in Adelaide, Australia," says Lisa Keeping-Burke group convenor and assistant nursing professor at UNB Saint John. "This accomplishment acknowledges our...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie...

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