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UNB launches cyber security awareness campaign to combat increased online threats

Communications

Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Faced with increasing online threats and risks, the University of New Brunswick has launched a year-long cyber security awareness campaign to protect students, faculty and staff—as well as those in the community who want to know more about cyber security. The campaign, which will launch tomorrow, Oct. 1, to correspond with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, includes an updated cyber...

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UNB launches new brand

Communications

Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick unveiled a bold new look this fall, releasing a reinvigorated brand and announcing plans for an awareness campaign that will target future students across Canada. The university launched a modern, engaging, responsive new website in August designed to help future students discover UNB. UNB began its rebranding effort in 2011. The team surveyed and interviewed...

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UNB pays tribute to one of its best with establishment of student scholarship

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Thursday, Sept. 24, more than 250 University of New Brunswick alumni, faculty and students along with family and friends held a tribute dinner to celebrate Frank Wilson, the university’s vice-president emeritus of research & international co-operation. Dr. Wilson, a Riverside, New Brunswick native who joined UNB’s faculty of engineering in 1967, co-founded the UNB Transportation Group, which...

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UNB professor elected president of the Coalition-SGSL

Communications

Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Brigitte Leblon, professor of remote sensing in the faculty of forestry and environmental management, University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been elected president of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability (Coalition-SGSL). The Coalition-SGSL’s mission is to promote the long-term viability of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. Its goal is to work towards the...

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Poets Peter Norman and Ali Blythe to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Poets Peter Norman and Ali Blythe will read from the gun that starts the race and twoism, respectively on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Lounge, Ward Chipman Building. Peter Norman Peter Norman is the author of two previous poetry collections: Water Damage and At the Gates of the Theme Park, finalist for a Trillium Poetry Book Award. He has edited over 100 titles by Canadian...

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UNB research to support immigrant women and families

Communications

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

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


Violence against women remains a widespread and persistent social problem in New Brunswick, impacting women and girls from all racial backgrounds, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and social locations. Significant progress has been made in responding to and raising awareness about intimate partner violence, but there is much work to be...

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UNB hosts citizens jury on the future of NB s electricity system

Communications

Posted: September 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A 20-person citizen values jury will create a vision for a future electrical energy system for New Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct.4, 2015. The two-day event is being hosted at the Wu Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus by a team of researchers led by Tom Beckley, a professor with UNB’s faculty of forestry and environmental management.   The NB...

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UNB Fredericton opens its observatory to public for rare supermoon lunar eclipse

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It’s not everyday (or year) that we get to witness a total lunar eclipse, but on Sunday, Sept. 27 New Brunswick’s top physicists will share their telescopes with the public as we witness the rare occurrence of a total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon”. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Observatory, located in the I.U.C. Physics & Admin building at 8 Bailey Dr., will open its doors to the...

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UNB hosts international entrepreneurship conference

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It seems fitting that Canada's most entrepreneurial university would host an international entrepreneurship conference and it's no surprise that people from around the world are en route to Fredericton, NB to attend. The 45th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton from Sept. 25 - Sept. 27. The theme of this year’s...

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Public lecture Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick by Miles Howe

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The UNB faculty of law is hosting a public lecture by journalist and author of Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of Struggle, Miles Howe. The lecture, "Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick", will take place Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Room 2B of Ludlow Hall. Howe will reflect on the 2013 protests against Shale Gas development at Elsipogtog, the unexpected alliances that were formed,...

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UNB welcomes public to some of its most interesting buildings as part of Door Open Fredericton

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to once again partner with Doors Open Fredericton to welcome the public to some of its most fascinating buildings. This year, three buildings will open their doors from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 27 - Sir Howard Douglas Hall, the William Brydone Jack Observatory and Memorial Hall. Sir Howard Douglas Hall, officially opened in 1829, is the oldest...

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Two Saint John faculty receive teaching awards

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two of our Saint John faculty received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership from the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. “Emin has a reputation as an educator with challenging standards and as a mentor who cares...

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UNB partners with NB government for career fair

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Government of New Brunswick has partnered with University of New Brunswick (UNB) to encourage more New Brunswick businesses to participate in the 2015 Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair. The fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.  The Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair provides an opportunity for...

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UNB startup partners with NB Power on a pilot project to better understand consumers energy behaviours

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


SimpTek Technologies has partnered with NB Power on a project that will deliver insight into the energy behaviours of New Brunswick consumers. The $15,000 agreement is set to launch this fall and will collect real-time data from up to 150 homes.  SimpTek Technologies helps electric utility companies better engage, understand and predict energy usage from their customers. Cofounders Keelan...

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UNB s Early Childhood Education program celebrates 40 years

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Posted: September 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating 40 years of Early Childhood Education at UNB Fredericton on Friday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Early Childhood Centre located in Marshall d’Avray Hall. The event will consist of an afternoon of family activities, the planting of a rose garden, and a late afternoon barbeque and celebration cake. The Early Childhood Education program and...

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Fredericton universities come together for the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow

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

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


The Ekpahak Powwow Committee will host the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow Sept. 25 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. at Officer’s Square in downtown Fredericton. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. Should there be a need to reschedule, the rain date is Oct. 2. The University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick Community College and the New...

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Jeff Blackmer to deliver physician-assisted dying lecture at UNB Fredericton

Communications

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

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


The University of New Brunswick's faculty of science will host a public lecture by Jeff Blackmer, vice-president medical professionalism of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), entitled “Physician-Assisted Dying”. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall located on the UNB Fredericton campus at 33 Dineen Dr. Following the recent ruling by the...

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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

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


Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2015 is taking place next week (Sept. 24-27). Registration closes on Sunday, Sept. 20. Everyone is encouraged to come to campus and celebrate all things UNB! For more information, contact homecoming@unb.ca or 506-447-3218. Here are some of the highlights: Family FunFest Looking for something to do with...

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UNB launches Bringing in the Bystander training program

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

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


The University of New Brunswick has partnered with an internationally recognized training program as part of ongoing efforts to encourage a community of responsibility on campus. To date, over 600 students and university leaders, including all varsity student-athletes, all residence Dons and Proctors and all Orientation leaders on both campuses have received the Bringing in the Bystander...

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Author Marina Endicott to kick off UNB Saint John s 2015-16 Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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


Author Marina Endicott will read from her new novel, Close to Hugh on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Marina Endicott began her career in theatre in Canada and England, before starting to write drama and fiction. Good to a Fault, her second novel, won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), was a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller...

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UNB CEL holds information session on ROI Certification program

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

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


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 New Brunswick this fall. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information session and lunch at the Chateau Saint John on Sept. 22 at 12 pm.  In today’s organizations, project sponsors and those who...

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NB artists featured at UNB Art Centre

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

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


The University of New Brunswick Art Centre at UNB Fredericton is pleased to welcome two distinguished New Brunswick artists to exhibit their work this fall. Kim Vose Jones and Ann Manuel will display two new installations that focus on the human experiences of anxiety and worry. In the East Gallery, Fredericton-based sculptor and installation artist Kim Vose Jones will create a multimedia...

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UNB celebrates 20th anniversary of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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

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


UNB is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) on September 17, 2015. The research centre, launched in 1995 under the leadership of UNB Saint John faculty Drs. Paul Gendreau and Chris Doran, was created to engage in the theoretical, critical, and empirical analysis of criminal justice-related issues. “It is our goal to pursue and facilitate the...

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UNB hosts 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

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

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


The University of New Brunswick will welcome academics and professionals from across the world to one of the oldest academic conferences in Canada on Sept. 25-27: the 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Entrepreneurship: Passion and Practice’. UNB Honorary Doctor of Law recipient and Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Ng Pock Too, will deliver...

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UNBF faculty of business administration announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


One hundred and forty-nine 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 2014-15. The dean of business administration, Devashis 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 2014-15...

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UNBF Renaissance College announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Fifty-eight students at the University of New Brunswick's Renaissance College in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. Dean of Renaissance College, Cynthia Stacey, 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 2014-15 academic year, 113 students were enrolled at...

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Marking Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick

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

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


This week is Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick. In keeping with a province-wide initiative to declare Sept. 6 to 12 a time to recognize and promote respectful conduct, there will be information and events between both campuses this week. Respectful and positive behaviour in learning and working spaces contributes to individual, organizational, and societal well-being...

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UNB welcomes students back to campus

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Posted: September 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated next week as students return to kick off another school year. Orientation activities are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the below orientation events on each campus. For more information contact: UNB Fredericton: Natasha Ashfield UNB Saint John: Heather...

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