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Varsity Reds spread holiday cheer

Communications

Posted: December 23, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The time leading up to Christmas is a busy one for most university students. But each year the UNB Varsity Reds women's basketball team makes sure to set aside some time to give back to the community that gives them so much all year long. This year, the V-Reds once again adopted a family through a local program run by the Salvation Army. It's something that's become a team tradition. "I've been...

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New Brunswick Children s Foundation provides gift for University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison research

Communications

Posted: December 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


$750,000 donation to assist in development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation has invested $750,000 to assist researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and Mount Allison University in Sackville in developing a virtual health centre to provide more convenient and integrated care for children with complex health issues. The...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

Communications

Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The...

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Computer science student wins 2 000 to develop business idea

Communications

Posted: December 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, Events, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB’s newly formed Computing Science Creative Space (CS Square) Centre announced Catlin O'Donnell, software engineering freshman, as the winner of its first-ever student pitch competition.  O’Donnell received $2,000 in cash to develop his business idea with the help of business advisors and potential investors.  He also received free entry into the Startup Weekend Fredericton taking place in...

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Dizhi Zhou named UNB s highest-ranking student for 2014

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Recent UNB computer science graduate, Dizhi Zhou, has been named this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal at UNB. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is a prestigious award presented to the highest-ranking student at UNB. The gold medal is reserved for demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in May 2014....

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UNB Fredericton faculty of nursing announces dean s list for 2013-14

Communications

Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, myUNB


One hundred and seventy-one 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 2013-14. The dean of nursing, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, 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 2013-14...

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The late Per Paasche recognized for biomedical healthcare contributions

Communications

Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


This fall the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) honoured the late UNB biomedical engineering researcher, Per Paasche, with its highest award. The Hans Burgers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering was accepted by Paasche’s wife, Nancy at the 2014 CHES National Conference in Saint John, N.B. One of Canada’s biomedical healthcare greats, Paasche was recognized...

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UNB law student and music instructor Phil Dwyer invested into Order of Canada

Communications

Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Phil Dwyer, who’s pursuing a law degree at the University of New Brunswick, was among the 42 recipients of the Order of Canada honored at the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 21. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the ceremony. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the...

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UNB holds information session on ROI certification program

Communications

Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Given the financial constraints on many Canadian organizations today, more CEOs are asking to see a return on their investments and currently more than 5,000 organizations in Canada have implemented formal ROI methodology. The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

Communications

Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story...

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