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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

Communications

Posted: November 30, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


An international celebration of philanthropy came to UNB for the first time on Dec. 1.  Over 100 donors participated in the 24-hour Alumni Annual Giving Program event, fundraising for scholarships and bursaries, library resources and other opportunities for students.   GivingTuesday began in 2012 and is now celebrated in 68 countries, including Canada. Approximately 26,000 global partners,...

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Not all lobsters are the same

Communications

Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB researchers are once again at the forefront of research with the discovery of small but unequivocal genetic differences among Atlantic Canada lobsters. The research, from a five-year study led by Dr. Rémy Rochette, a marine evolutionary ecologist from the Saint John campus, could shed light on the way lobsters are connected and possibly impact the future management of stocks. The five-year...

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UNB partners with TD and Chalmers Hospital Foundation to host Time Treasure Talent Canadian Women in Philanthropy

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


TD Wealth (TD), in partnership with the Chalmers Hospital Regional Foundation and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) recently hosted a panel discussion entitled “Time, Treasure, Talent: Canadian Women and Philanthropy” at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The event was inspired by a research report commissioned by TD, entitled Time, Treasure and Talent: Canadian Women and...

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UNB sponsors awards at US-Canada Science Symposium

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Scientists, academia and industry spent three days of plenary sessions, discussions and debates at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem, A U.S.-Canada Science Symposium, held in Charlottetown, PEI in early November. The event focused on the changes on seasonality issues, uncertainty in the marketplace and fishery vulnerabilities. UNB was thrilled to sponsor awards presented to the...

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Crime prevention award received

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Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured recently for their crime prevention efforts at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. Our very own Dr. Mary Ann Campbell was presented with a certificate of recognition for her work as a member of the New Brunswick Department of Public...

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UNB alumnus presents Steve Jobs vs the Measles

Communications

Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Kumanan Wilson will present a lunch and learn session, entitled “Steve Jobs vs the Measles: The Transformative Impact of Mobile Technologies on Public Health”, Friday, Nov. 27 at noon in the Chancellor’s Room of the Wu Conference Centre. Dr. Wilson is a senior scientist in the clinical epidemiology program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and...

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2015 Business Awards Dinner to recognize 515 680 in scholarships

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The faculty of business administration's 28th Annual Business Awards dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2015, in UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. This is the most prestigious event of the faculty’s calendar – an evening to showcase students' success, recognize successful alumni and show appreciation to donors and friends. The event is also an interesting...

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UNB computer science initiative sparks young girls interest in technology

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of computer science is encouraging young girls to explore the field of information and communication technology through “Girls Hour of Code”, the first in a series of coding sessions for girls ages 8 to 10.  UNB first offered a CyberGirlz summer camp in 2013, and saw great success. Natalia Stakhanova, NB Innovation Research Chair, is hoping to build...

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Renaissance College students show point of view with photography exhibition

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Third-year Renaissance College students are showing the world how they see it in a new photography exhibition. “From Where I Stand” runs from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on UNB’s Fredericton Campus. The collection of photographs were put together under the guidance of instructor Peter Gross for the course Images and Insights. Students were given broad topics for...

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Serving and supporting students with invisible disabilities

Communications

Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


This year, the Student Accessibility Centre invited University of New Brunswick (UNB) support staff and the Fredericton community to attend workshops that focused on how to support students with invisible disabilities.  “We know support staff are interacting with students all the time,” said Jody Gorham, director, Student Accessibility Centre. “I feel it’s important to empower our support staff...

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UNB honours its top teachers

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick honoured 20 of its faculty who won awards this year for teaching excellence. With over 100 in attendance, including senior administration, their colleagues, and members from the community, each of the 20 were recognized, and we caught a glimpse into what factors made them great teachers.  This year, four major UNB awards were given out: Kathy Wilson, faculty of...

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UNB researcher leads commercial launch of mobility aid in U S

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


B-TEMIA Inc., the market leader in human augmentation, has initiated a multi-centre pivotal clinical trial, aimed at demonstrating the clinical benefits and safety for home use of its powered assistive DemoskeletonTM technology, called KeeogoTM. Developed for patients suffering from reduced mobility due to their medical conditions, the clinical trail will be led by Principal Investigator, Chris...

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CS Square awards UNB computer science students for top business ideas

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Posted: November 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


UNB’s Computing Science Creative Space Centre (CS Square) awarded three prizes to computer science students for their top business ideas. This year’s submissions were judged on Nov. 18th by David Grebenc, co-CEO Innovatia; Allen Dillon, CEO, Sentrant; and Ali Ghorbani, dean, faculty of computer science. “After the success of the first Student Pitch Competition this CS Square initiative is...

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UNB community wins at Silver Wave Film Festival

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Posted: November 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) students, alumni, faculty and staff were honoured for their cinematic talents at this year’s 15th Annual Silver Wave Awards Show.   “a list” directed by UNB alumnus, Matt Rogers took home two awards including Excellence in Music Composition (Greg Profit, UNB alumnus) and Excellence in Picture Editing (Jon Dewar, UNB alumnus). “Choke Hold” directed by UNB...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2014 2015

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


One hundred and ninety-eight students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2014-2015. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the...

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UNB s Gregg Centre on the nature of the ISIS problem

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The attacks in Paris on November 13 captured the attention of Canadians and Canadian media, focussing renewed attention on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Dr. David Charters, a leading authority on modern warfare and senior fellow at UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, offers one perspective on the nature and origins of the Islamic State in a recent blog post. “One...

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Dr Annica Andersson presents Troubling Mathematics Education

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Posted: November 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Tuesday, November 17, the faculty of education at UNB Fredericton is proud to present Dr. Annica Andersson as part of our Colloquium Series. Mathematics is considered to be one of the most important school subjects for students to pass worldwide. On the other hand, we have all heard comments like “why do I have to do this?” or “only geniuses can do math.” It is not uncommon for students to...

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Green UNB Earth Day Every Day

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Posted: November 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


Green UNB – Earth Day Every Day will launch Monday, Nov. 16. The initiative, a collaboration between University of New Brunswick (UNB) Sustainability, UNB Student Union (UNBSU) and GreenNexxus, will encourage students, staff and faculty to engage in acts of green in their day-to-day lives and to track and share them through an online engagement platform.  There are a variety of ways to take...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2016

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Posted: November 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The 2016 winners were announced in the Globe and Mail earlier this week. Mediacorp Canada Inc. received a record number of applicants this year, with UNB being one of five Canadian post-secondary institutions recognized. “UNB’s strength stems from the creativity, innovation and collaboration of its...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents Jesse Hirsh

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Posted: November 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture for the 2014-15 theme, Re-Imagining the Internet. The lecture, entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm in the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Mr. Hirsh’s lecture will...

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Linking academia industry and government in collaborative fisheries research in Canada

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Posted: November 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Results of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network to be released in Halifax on Nov. 17. The Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN)—a network of Canada’s academic researchers, the fishing industry and government representatives—has wrapped up nearly a dozen research projects that are advancing more sustainable fisheries practices and policies in Canada. Based at the University of New...

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Poets Allan Cooper and Harry Thurston to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Poets Allan Cooper and Harry Thurston will read from The Deer Yard and Keeping Watch at the End of the World, respectively on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.  Harry Thurston is the author of 25 books and has had his environmental writing published in Audubon, Canadian Geographic and National Geographic. His work has won the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the...

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Seven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to the Board of Governors. Among them are Joel Attis, Janet M. Hoyt, Robyn Tingley and Marc Bedard. In addition, three students will join the Board this year, Kevin Collins, Julian Renaud and Jordan Tracey. In accepting appointments, Board members assume substantial responsibilities, including the...

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UNBF faculty of arts announces dean s list for 2014-15

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


One hundred and forty-six students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of arts, George A. MacLean, 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, 1148 students were...

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UNB Lest We Forget Students reflect on Canada s involvement in the World Wars

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, In the Media


This year marks the third anniversary of UNB Remembers, a student-led initiative that explores how the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) history is shaped by the two World Wars and the importance of critical approaches to thinking and teaching about war.   The idea for UNB Remembers took root on a Teacher’s Tour for the Study of War and the Canadian Experience led by UNB’s Gregg Centre for...

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UNB law lecture to examine the Mike Duffy trial

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Posted: November 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Friday, Nov. 6, at 12 p.m., a law professor from the University of Alberta, Peter Sankoff, will deliver a lecture in Room 2A of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton entitled, The Worst $90,000 Ever Spent: Answers to 10 Questions about the Mike Duffy Trial.  Professor Sankoff will examine the charges brought against Mike Duffy in relation to the infamous $90,000 cheque.  He will discuss the 10 key...

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UNB receives 1 million for new Health Research Chair in Diabetes

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Posted: November 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Diabetes Association and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation are jointly investing $1 million over the next five years for the University of New Brunswick to establish a Health Research Chair in Diabetes. “We’re thrilled that The Canadian Diabetes Association and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation have decided to invest in University of New Brunswick to establish...

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UNB researcher pens study on long-term effects of air pollution

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Posted: November 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Air pollution and health have long been closely linked, and thanks to a team of Canadian researchers, the effects of three pollutants on Canadians is becoming clearer. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, along with a dozen co-authors, released a study of their research in this month’s issue of Environmental Health...

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Award-winning poet and author George Elliott Clarke to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Award-winning poet and author George Elliott Clarke will read from George & Rue on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. George Elliott Clarke is Toronto’s Poet Laureate, and the University of Toronto’s E.J. Pratt Professor, teaching Canadian and African diasporic literature. A prolific writer, he has received many honours, including the Governor-General’s Award for...

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UNB and JDI Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients

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Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four scholarships to talented UNB students. The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are, from the Fredericton campus, Randi Watson of Hazelton, N.B., fourth-year computer science; and Kyle Wood of Moncton, N.B., second-year chemical engineering; and, from the Saint...

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