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UNB researcher awarded CFI John R Evans Leaders Fund

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to a new x-ray instrument, University of New Brunswick earth sciences researcher Christopher McFarlane and his laser ablation team are among the best at unraveling geochemical and biogeochemical processes. Dr. McFarlane recently received $125,000 from The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. This research money was used to acquire an instrument, which will...

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IT collaboration across campuses and across provinces NB PEI information technology consortium wins national award

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Posted: July 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Collaboration between university and college information technology departments can lead to faster, better services on campus at a lower cost. 
The NB/PEI Education Computing Network (ECN) consortium of universities and colleges in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was recently recognized for its collaboration of IT services by earning the inaugural CUCCIO Collaboration Award. The network...

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Sean Silcoff author of Losing the Signal The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry to visit UNB

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Posted: July 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Sean Silcoff, award-winning business writer with The Globe and Mail, will be visiting the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses in August to launch his book, which was co-authored by Jacquie McNish, a senior writer with The Globe and Mail titled, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry. During his 17-year career, he has covered just about every...

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UNB study taps into hidden homelessness

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Posted: July 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In collaboration with Youth in Transition Fredericton, PhD psychology student, Julie Wershler, and psychology professor, Scott Ronis, conducted a study that took an in-depth look at vulnerable and homeless male youth in Fredericton, NB. By getting creative and recruiting a broad spectrum of vulnerable youth, the research team found that there are many who are underrepresented but who would...

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SHAD robotics competition to be held tomorrow

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Posted: July 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to be hosting SHAD Valley and some of Canada’s brightest minds, in grades 10, 11 and 12. The participants arrived July 5 and will be here until July 31, to learn explore and experience all that UNB and the city of Fredericton have to offer. Shad Valley is a four-week enrichment program for exceptional high school students. Program highlights include labs...

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UNB sustainable gardens honour residential school survivors and educate youth

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Posted: July 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has created a number of sustainable gardens on its Fredericton campus this month—including wildlife friendly gardens and a medicine wheel garden. The gardens are one of many initiatives under the Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability project that is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “The project is one of UNB...

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UNB joins Global Accelerator Network

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Posted: July 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Summer Institute, part of the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is now among an exclusive group of accelerator programs with the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). The Global Accelerator Network was created alongside the White House’s Startup America Initiative in 2010 to increase the success rate...

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First JDI NB Scholarship at UNB Awarded

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Posted: July 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Together, J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick presented the first JDI NB Scholarship to 18-year-old Jacob Wall of Waasis, N.B.  Watch video The $32,000 scholarship is one of two renewable awards for incoming first-year UNB students. It is valued at $8,000 per year for up to four years of study. The scholarships are funded from a $1-million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving,...

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Cloud installed at the Hans W Klohn Commons

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Cloud - a mural by local artist Deanna Musgrave - has been installed at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on our Saint John campus. Commissioned by UNB’s Art for New Spaces Program the mural project began when a group of New Brunswick artists were invited to present their creative concepts for this unique space, Deanna Musgrave was the artist selected. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president of UNBSaint John...

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UNB students awarded largest Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and mathematics

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Wesley Finck and Min Ji Kim have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships worth $80,000 and $60,000 respectively.   Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

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Baxter and Hachey appointed to new positions with UNB s Board of Governors

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Posted: July 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brian Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Botsford Investment Inc. in Moncton, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. First appointed to the board in 2003, he most recently served as vice-chair. Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed vice-chair for a two-year term...

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