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UNB creative writing grad named Giller Prize finalist

Communications

Posted: October 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, myUNB


Frances Itani’s book Tell has earned her a spot on this year’s Giller Prize finalist list.  Itani (MA ‘80) has seen remarkable success since her time as a student at the University of New Brunswick. A Member of the Order of Canada, her first novel, Deafening, received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC...

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National Bank supports innovation and entrepreneurialism with 100 000 donation to UNB

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Posted: October 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, Events, UNB Homepage, myUNB


National Bank is partnering with the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick to support programming for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through a generous donation of $100,000, National Bank is providing funds for the Technology Innovation Funding Program and the Student Ambassador Program at the Pond–Deshpande Centre (PDC). “National Bank has a long tradition of...

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Former International Criminal Court VP coming to UNB

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Posted: October 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law invites you to the 36th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by the Honourable Judge Akua Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court. This year’s lecture is entitled "Justice in a Conflicted World: Reflections from Judge Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court" and will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary...

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A family of UNB Saint John alumni

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

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


Family ties As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary and 32nd fall convocation, the Doucet family feels honoured to be part of an incredible history and community in Saint John. From the classroom to the soccer field, the Doucets have left their mark on campus and are proud to call themselves a family of UNB Saint John alumni. Paving the way to success Ernie Doucet (MEd ’94) and his...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris...

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees one professor emeritus and two Allan P Stuart Teaching Awards

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Posted: October 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


On top of celebrating the success of its graduates, UNB will honour outstanding professors, business leaders and alumni at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Fredericton will celebrate the 60th Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 and Saint John’s 32nd Fall Convocation will be the following day, Friday, Oct. 24.  Honorary Degree Recipients UNB will grant honorary degrees to renowned couple,...

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Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud speaks at Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Oct 21

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Posted: October 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage, Events


Kandahar’s Other Losses: Canadian Army Equipment During and After the War in Afghanistan by Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud, MSC, CD Commander, 5th Canadian Division Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. Beaverbrook Art Gallery  Canada’s fleet of armoured combat and transport vehicles saved hundreds of lives during the toughest years in Kandahar. Keeping them rolling and all their systems...

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World-leading experts in domestic violence convene at UNB

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

Category: Events, myUNB, UNB Homepage, In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It’s taking place today through Wednesday at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Keynote speakers include: Margaret Norrie McCain Margaret Norrie McCain has long been concerned about family violence. In New Brunswick, she was a...

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Generous donation provides support for Aboriginal students and programs at UNB

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

Category: In the Media


Drs. John and Judy Bragg make lasting contribution of $500,000 FREDERICTON, N.B., October, 15, 2014 – An investment in UNB’s faculty of education will establish scholarships, bursaries and a summer camp for Aboriginal students as well as salute the contributions of former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.  Through a generous gift of $500,000 from Drs. John and Judy Bragg, scholarships and...

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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events, In the Media, UNB Homepage


On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. “Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education” Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario...

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Latest study finds estrogen has detrimental and surprising effects on freshwater wildlife

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) and the University of New Brunswick today release the findings of a study that show that the birth control pill has unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems. The study found that introducing synthetic estrogen, found in the birth control pill, into a lake negatively affected the reproductive cycles of...

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Time capsule discovered in Canada s oldest university building

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Craig Hickey has seen many things underground when excavating construction sites, but nothing like what was discovered recently under a set of steps at the University of New Brunswick’s Sir Howard Douglas Hall.  Almost 20 years ago, Eric Garland, then associate vice-president (administration) at UNB, decided to preserve a piece of history by placing a time capsule inside the concrete steps of...

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UNB grants honorary degrees to renowned couple Beth and Peter Powning at its ceremony in Saint John

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


UNB will grant honorary doctor of letters degrees to Beth and Peter Powning at its 32nd Fall Convocation Ceremony on October 24, 2014. Beth Davis Powning Born in Putnam, Connecticut, Beth Powning received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1972. She majored in creative writing, and is a well-known author to New Brunswick, Canadian and international readers.  Some of...

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Enterprise UNB Building 1 will remain closed for the rest of the day

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that UNB Fredericton’s Enterprise UNB Building #1 will remain closed for the rest of the day. Shortly after 9:30 this morning a small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre on the second floor of the Enterprise UNB Building #1. Two research centre staff members were taken to hospital with minor injuries.  The...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us...

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Lorenzo Society Reading with Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Poets Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser will read from, Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar and Shiftless, respectively on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Brian Bartlett Distinguished Canadian poet Brian Bartlett has written his first book of prose. An author, editor and professor of creative writing and literature, he has published seven full-length poetry...

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UNB award honours Clifford G Warner

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Jacob McLean of Waterville, NB receives inaugural scholarship for business students Throughout his life, the late Clifford Warner embraced the Greater Saint John community, making involvement in charitable endeavours a priority that complemented his successful business career. To pay tribute to that commitment, Warner’s family and friends have established the Clifford G. Warner Scholarship at...

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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events, In the Media, UNB Homepage


The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.      EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, October 6 Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1...

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The Ex-Factor UNB PhD student looks at post-breakup contact and tracking

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Posted: October 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, myUNB, Commentary, UNB Homepage


Brenda Lee’s newly published study in tracking the contact between couples who break up is among the first of its kind—even though breaking up is the strongest predictor of first onset of Major Depressive Disorder, and a leading cause of suicide among young adults. “The Ex-Factor: the characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults” by...

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Comedian focuses on the lighter side of Asperger s Syndrome

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Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, myUNB


In recognition of Autism Awareness month, the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning is pleased to host comic, Michael McCreary, for his only New Brunswick appearance of his family-friendly comedy act “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?” McCreary may only be eighteen years old, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a stand-up...

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UNB celebrates Poetry Weekend in the poetry capital of Canada

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Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, Commentary, myUNB


Poets and literary enthusiasts from across Canada will converge at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this weekend for the annual Poetry Weekend. “Poetry Weekend is the most beloved poetry festival in Canada,” says UNB English Professor Ross Leckie.  “It is the only festival that has nationally renowned poets coming from Montreal and Toronto without pay just to be a part of...

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UNB s Gregg Centre hosts workshop on domestic security and disaster response

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society (Gregg Centre) at the University of New Brunswick is hosting Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Joint Task Force Atlantic for a workshop on domestic operations, disaster response and the eastern Arctic.   Date: Thursday, Oct. 2Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.Location: Tilley Hall | Room 102 | UNB Fredericton Members of Fredericton-Oromocto area Canadian...

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