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CS Square Pitch Competition encourages students to make their ideas a reality

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB’s Computing Science Creative Space Centre (CS Square) held their Student Pitch Competition recently, awarding three prizes for the top business ideas. The Student Pitch Competition has become increasingly popular among computer science students this year, with the number of submissions doubling those of last year. Rizwan Ali, master of computer science student, won first place in the...

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Three faculty in UNB s department of political science release books

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB's department of political science recently honoured three of its faculty members who have newly published books. Postcolonial Struggles for a Democratic Southern Africa, published by Routledge, was co-edited by Carolyn Bassett, UNB associate professor in the department of political science, and Marlea Clarke, University of Victoria assistant professor in the department of political science....

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Engagement survey ranks UNB high in collaborative learning and quality of interactions

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Posted: December 15, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Undergraduate students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) outrank their Canadian peers when it comes to markers like collaborative learning and quality of interactions, according to recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE results ranked undergraduate students at UNB’s Fredericton campus among the top ten per cent of all institutions in North America...

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

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

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


UNB students are putting their stress on pause with some friendly paws. Students on UNB campuses had the chance to take a break from studying by petting some furry faces this week.  In Fredericton, students came to the end of semester De-Stress Fest Dog Room, which was held for two days in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Students on the Saint John campus cuddled up to some therapy dogs in...

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UNB Fredericton marks White Ribbon Day

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Women in Engineering Society, University Women’s Centre and the faculty of engineering invite the public to join them in marking White Ribbon Day – a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women. This is an annual event commemorating the victims of the Montreal Massacre. This year the commemoration will also look towards the future of women...

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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Perspectives. The...

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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

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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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UNB REMEMBERS Friday November 6 2015

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

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


UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is pleased to announce the third annual UNB Remembers ceremony, to be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Memorial Hall from 12:30 - 1:30pm This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of Charles Lawson (‘03), Royden Morehouse Smith (‘12), and Ernest Moore (’37), to continue the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the...

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UNB s Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 9 in Toronto

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

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB is pleased to announce the 2015 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 9, in Toronto. The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944, the lecture will be given by Terry Copp, professor emeritus in the department of history at Wilfrid Laurier University. One of...

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UNB to host men s hockey national championship in 2017 and 2018

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

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The University Cup is coming back to Fredericton. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced Friday that the University of New Brunswick has been selected as host of the CIS men’s hockey championship in 2017 and 2018. The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans...

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Silver Wave Film Festival showcases UNB community s talent

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

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The Silver Wave Film Festival announced their 2015 program on Friday, Oct. 23, at an event at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, with many films directed and produced by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the festival, created by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, which celebrates the province’s talent and...

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UNB Fredericton to host reading by award-winning author Joan Clark

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

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The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by Joan Clark on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Dugald Blue Auditorium at Marshall D’Avray Hall in Fredericton. Clark’s most recent work is The Birthday Lunch, a novel set in Sussex, New Brunswick. She is also the author of the novels Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, as well as two short story collections...

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2015 W Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture

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

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Parks Canada archaeologist, Rebecca Dunham, will give the 2015 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on November 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley Hall room 102 on University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus.  Dunham’s lecture, “Words are Wanting to Represent the Severity…” will discuss the unexpected discovery of an eroding 18th-century mass grave at the...

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PEI s Premier MacLauchlan to speak at 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture

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

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of law invites you to the 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Hon. H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of PEI. This year’s lecture, entitled “Maritime Cooperation: Background and Prospects”, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Before entering provincial politics, Premier...

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The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association Annual Meeting welcomes Dr Andrew Chignell

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

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Dr. Andrew Chignell (Cornell University) will deliver this year’s Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Keynote Address, entitled “The Relevance of Philosophy: Kant, Practical Arguments and the Ethics of Eating”, on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre.  The ARPA Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 30 to 31 and will be hosted by...

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UNB s annual Hynes Lectures to look at future freshwater ecosystems

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

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


In a changing climate, rivers and lakes are warming and water flows are more unpredictable. A significant gap in our understanding of climate change is whether, and if so how, freshwater organisms will respond to these changes.  It is unclear whether they will be able to adapt to a changing climate or whether we will witness increasing rates of extinctions. This is the topic of one of this...

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The UNB Art Centre and SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment

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Posted: October 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


University of New Brunswick (UNB) Art Centre and the SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment: An Homage to the Family of Man. This exciting exhibition features photographs, from twelve talented photographers, partnered with quotes and inspirational messages recalling the everyday moments that make up our day-to-day lives.  Curator Marie Maltais, director of the UNB Art Centre,...

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The Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosts UNB s first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

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Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre is hosting University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, a celebration of the peace and friendship treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes between 1725 and 1799. A symposium entitled, “Towards Reconciliation: Fulfilling the Promise of Peace and Friendship Treaties”, will take place over the course...

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UNB represents a remarkable investment

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Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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By Eddy Campbell The following commentary appeared in the October 24, 2015 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline 'UNB represents significant investment.' Earlier this month, the University of New Brunswick released a detailed assessment of the economic impact it has on this province as it carries through on its critical missions – to advance knowledge, pioneer discovery,...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 23 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 61st Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Barbara E....

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Award-winning author Joan Clark to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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Award-winning author Joan Clark will read from the birthday lunch on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Joan Clark is the author of six adult novels and many short story collections and books for young readers. She has received the Marian Engel Award for her body of work and the Vicky Metcalf Award in recognition of work “inspirational to Canadian youth.” Her novel...

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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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

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UNB is holding the third annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) on our Saint John campus in early November. The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNB Saint John. The book selected is George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke, a well-known...

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The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at UNB presents Beginning the Spiritual Journey

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at University of New Brunswick (UNB) is offering a workshop entitled “Beginning the Spiritual Journey”, which will allow participants to engage in conversation on spirituality reflected through artistic and musical expression. A biopic about Dr. Norman Whitney has been produced by Dr. Matthew Rogers and Ross Leadbetter, and will be screened for the first...

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UNB law lecture to address polygamy and women s rights

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


In a much-anticipated 2011 decision (“Polygamy Reference”), the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of polygamy under s. 293 of Canada's Criminal Code. The hearing followed an unsuccessful attempt by the Attorney General of British Columbia to prosecute two men for polygamy from the fundamentalist Mormon community known as "Bountiful", which failed on procedural grounds....

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UNB prof named German Academic Exchange Service Research Ambassador

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

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University of New Brunswick (UNB) computer science professor, Gerhard Dueck, has been selected to serve as a 2015-16 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Ambassador.  Fourteen individuals from around the world, who have conducted a long-term research project in Germany, have been selected as this year’s DAAD Research Ambassadors. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Dueck joined...

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Breakthrough in prosthesis research hinges on human caring

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


How much do people care? It’s somewhat of a quirky question, but it’s something Jon Sensinger and his team at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick wanted to answer. The group spent a year and a half studying how much people care when making mistakes and were surprised when they were able to answer the question with a calculated and numerical response:...

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University of New Brunswick appoints retired Court of Appeal Justice Joseph Robertson to law faculty

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Mr. Justice Joseph (Joe) Robertson, a retired justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, has been appointed Jurist-in-Residence with its law school. Robertson, who also served for a number of years on the Federal Court of Appeal, will serve as a mentor to students and a resource for faculty members. “UNB Law is a great...

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50th annual lumberjack tournament held on UNB campus

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

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Each year the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Woodsmen Team competes in various inter-collegiate lumberjack tournaments throughout Canada and the Northern United States, including a local tournament hosted at UNB’s Fredericton campus. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this annual competition.  The Woodsmen Team competes in events that reflect traditional forestry practices, such as:...

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UNB has been named one of Canada s top research universities

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

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


Research Infosource Inc. released Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities this week and UNB is one of the top Atlantic Canadian Universities to make the list. UNB was named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada and a large part of that can be attributed to the strength and reach of the research happening here at UNB says David Burns, UNB’s vice-president (research).  “When we...

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Natalia Stakhanova attempts to trace malware back to its source

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

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


Dr. Natalia Stakhanova has received a lot of media coverage lately for her research which hopes to unlock the origins of malware and the hackers who write it. Dr. Stakhanova is the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB. Her five-year research project looks for the source of the malware attack, the tools that were used to develop it and whether or not it was...

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UNB to grant two New Brunswickers with its highest honour at this year s fall convocation ceremonies

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

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


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two worthy New Brunswickers who have given back to students on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2015. UNB will grant an honorary doctor of letters degrees to Barbara E. MacDonald during its 61st Fredericton Convocation on Oct. 22 and to Suzanne Irving at the Saint John campus’s 33rd Convocation on Oct. 23. An active member of her community and...

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UNB PhD candidate Maryanne Lewell to appear on Canada s Smartest Person

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Posted: October 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Maryanne Lewell, UNB PhD candidate in history and a Saint John High School history teacher, will put her knowledge to the test on Canada’s Smartest Person this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Lewell is no stranger to the world of television quiz shows. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in October 2013. It was truly a life-changing appearance for Lewell – that’s where she met the man who...

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UNB alumnus appointed president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Habib Dable, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the U.S.-based division of the global company’s pharmaceutical business. Dable previously held the role of global head of specialty medicine for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, overseeing four therapeutic areas for the company: hematology, oncology, ophthalmology and...

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Citizen jury makes electrical energy recommendations

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


On Sunday, Oct. 3, a group of 12 randomly selected New Brunswickers created a vision for a future electrical energy system for the province. The group was part of the New Brunswick Electrical Energy Futures Jury, and the “jurors” were charged with representing the best interests of all New Brunswickers as they worked by consensus to create an electrical energy scenario for the 2040.  The...

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UNB releases study showing 1 2 billion impact on provincial economy

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

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the release of "The Economic Value of the University of New Brunswick: Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education," an independent analysis conducted by Economic Modelling Specialists International.  The research and analysis reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.2 billion on the...

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Paul Cook s research on finding new words in New York Times

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Paul Cook’s research was recently mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the New York Times. Dr. Cook, an assistant professor in the faculty of computer science, works in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing – particularly as it applies to lexicography for building better dictionaries. He was featured for his work using computational techniques to find novel...

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Three faculty members receive teaching excellence awards

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Three of our Saint John faculty have received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. Dr. Dale...

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Honouring Our Sisters The Red Shawl Campaign

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


During the month of October, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB will host The Red Shawl Campaign to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada. Campus events begin on Oct. 7 with the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit at UNB's Alumni Memorial Building and end with a public presentation of the REDress Art Instillation by Métis artist Jaime Black on Oct. 26th....

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UNBF faculty of computer science announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


One hundred and seven students in the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15.  The dean of computer science, Ali Ghorbani, 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 yea During the 2014-15 academic year, 481...

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

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Eighty-one students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of education, Ann Sherman, 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, 166 students were enrolled in the...

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

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


Three hundred and fourteen students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of engineering, Chris Diduch, 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, 1433 students...

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

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, In the Media


One hundred and thirty-five students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of Kinesiology, Wayne Albert, 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, 537 were...

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

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, In the Media, UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and ninety-nine students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst and Humber have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15.  The dean of nursing, 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 2014-15...

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UNB pays tribute to artificial limb pioneer Bob Scott

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, In the Media, myUNB


Friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bob Scott, the founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), today at R.N. Scott Hall.   Dr. Scott, a professor emeritus at UNB, died last year at the age of 81.  He was a pioneer in the development of advanced artificial limbs and helped move prosthetic research to where it is today. He was the first to...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents New Directions in Technology

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Andrews Initiative presents “New Directions in Technology”, a dialogue with three researchers from UNB and St. Thomas University (STU). The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Wu Conference Centre at 6 Duffie Dr. The panel discussion is a part of the Andrews Initiative’s 2015 theme “Re-Imagining the Internet”. Speakers include...

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Commentary UNB takes sexual assault seriously

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Posted: October 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary


Commentary: UNB takes sexual assault seriously By Dr. Rice FullerSenior Director, Health and WellnessUniversity of New Brunswick, Fredericton It has recently been suggested in the media (both on and off-campus) that UNB is not working hard enough to address the issue of sexual assault on campus because we have not yet produced a finalized, stand-alone sexual assault policy. We take the issue of...

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UNB Faculty of education launches the Year of Creativity with guest speaker Robert Kelly

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Posted: October 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education will present Robert Kelly as part of their Colloquium Series. Dr. Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he is academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. His talk,...

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UNB launches cyber security awareness campaign to combat increased online threats

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


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

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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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First Nations youth across the province discover student life at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: August 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


During the week of August 17, First Nation high school students from across the province came to the University of New Brunswick to get a taste of UNB student life at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s first summer camp: “UDiscover MWC @ UNB”. Students participated in mock classroom experiences in subject areas such as Math, Science, Kinesiology, and Nursing. Students visited the Institute of...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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

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


The second annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The day will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until 3 p.m. However, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury...

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Kinesiology duo aims to decrease obesity in NB

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

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


In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent - higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth moving. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal have recently joined...

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Limbic launches hand-crafted longboard business

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

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


Two University of New Brunswick engineering students have channelled their passion for longboarding into an award-winning entrepreneurial venture. Alex Matson and Andre Aikens are co-owners of Limbic Boards, and have sold more than 30 handcrafted longboards over the past two years. “We’re really trying to get people outdoors with our longboards and enjoying the trails systems in Fredericton,”...

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UNB nursing professor launches exhibit displaying how cancer affects lives in our community

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

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


Dr. Krista Wilkins from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and Fredericton Region Museum have launched a new exhibit highlighting the effects of cancer. On display at the Fredericton Region Museum, the exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer, features original works from the local community such as essays, poetry and artwork about how cancer has affected...

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G Forbes Elliot Award for educational leadership awarded to Oromocto high school teacher

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Greg Tucker, currently teaching at Oromocto high school, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G. Forbes Elliot Award for Educational Leadership awarded by UNB.  This annual award, which carries an approximate value of $5,000, was established in 1994 as a bequest of the late Dr. G. Forbes Elliot, a prominent Canadian educator, Saint John resident, and the first vice-president of UNB in...

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UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute to host third symposium in BizEd2025 Initiative

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the third symposium of the Business Education 2025 (BizEd2025) initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John’s Whitebone Lounge. Using an interactive format of keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions, participants will...

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University of New Brunswick appoints Vice-President Administration and Finance

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell is pleased to announce that Karen Cunningham has been appointed Vice-President (Administration and Finance) at the university. Cunningham, an accountant who has served in a number of progressive leadership roles in the public sector, first joined UNB more than three years ago as university comptroller. Last September, she stepped into the...

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UNB alumni inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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

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Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including three University of New Brunswick alumni. • Camille Albert (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for his leadership as an entrepreneur, his support of the francophone community in the capital area, and for his dedication to innumerable community organizations. • Carol Loughrey (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for...

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UNB Common Read helps first-year students transition to university

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

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Thanks to UNB Libraries, first-year students at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) in the faculties of arts, science, nursing and Renaissance College have one more thing in common. This summer, UNB Libraries is providing close to 600 first year students with a gift copy of the award winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The book explores values,...

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Willms inducted as President of the International Academy of Education

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

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


Dr. Douglas Willms, Professor at the University of New Brunswick and Canada’s Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development, was recently inducted as the President of the International Academy of Education in a ceremony that took place in Melbourne, Australia. The seat of the Academy is at the Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts in Brussels, Belgium. During his four-year term as...

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Couple aims to decrease NB obesity rates

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

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


Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, who recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology, have a lot to offer New Brunswickers and its health care system. Knowing that exercise is the best medicine available, the kinesiology professors have devoted their careers to decreasing Canadian obesity rates and its complications. Dr. Sénéchal, who studies pediatric obesity...

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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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2 8 million NSERC grant allows Canadian Rivers Institute to study the health of the St John River

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Posted: June 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick announced today that Allen Curry of its Canadian Rivers Institute has been awarded $2.8 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to conduct an aquatic ecosystem study on the St. John River to support NB Power’s future decision on the Mactaquac Generating Station. This is the largest Collaborative Research and Development Grant...

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Dozens of UNB researchers awarded with NSERC discovery grants

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

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Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament of Fredericton announced today that 26 researchers from the university were awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) discovery grants for various research initiatives, totalling more than $3.3 million. “Our government has made record commitments to science, technology and innovation to the social and economic benefit of Canadians,”...

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UNB s Huining Xiao inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: June 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month, Dr. Huining Xiao, chemical engineering professor at the University of New Brunswick was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Xiao was one of 50 new Fellows inducted into the CAE, in Hamilton, Ont. on June 4. Dr. Xiao’s research on multidisciplinary areas is unique and has allowed him to develop innovative technologies that are incredibly beneficial to...

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UNB awarded CNIE Award of Excellence

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Posted: June 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, and partners, were recently awarded a 2015 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award of Excellence. The CNIE-RCIE Award of Excellence was in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in Educational Practices/Collaboration for online modules developed for postsecondary education professors and instructors. The site...

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International learning opportunities for UNB students

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

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A new scholarship program, formed by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canada’s Community Foundation network, gives UNB students the opportunity to complete an internship tailored to their area of study in a developing country. UNB is the only university in New Brunswick to successfully secure scholarships through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. Recently,...

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Three high school students recognized with The Primrose Scholarship to attend UNB Saint John

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

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The Primrose Scholarship has been awarded to three high school graduates: Justin Furlotte, Ainsley McCavour, and Kayla Nice. These individuals' leadership at school, in the community and their involvement in athletics and music make them worthy recipients for this year’s Primrose Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000 each. Justin's community spirit, and his belief in the power of education, will...

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UNB and Carlisle Institute continue partnership to advance Business Education 2025 Initiative

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

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the second symposium of the Business Education 2025 initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John's Whitebone Lounge. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Greg Lutes, former Deputy Minister of the Policy &...

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UNB s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development recognized nationally

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

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The University of New Brunswick’s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development, Barbara Nicholson, recently earned national recognition for her outstanding achievements and service to the community and architecture profession when she was named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. During her career, Ms. Nicholson has mentored students and encouraged...

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Kinesiology dean helps make new exhibit at NB Sports Hall of Fame a reality

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

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Last night the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame launched three new exhibits, including the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, a youth-centric area in the hall of fame that is similar to a science discovery centre according to Wayne Albert, UNB’s dean of kinesiology. The new discovery centre was created in partnership with Dr. Albert and will allow visitors to learn about basic...

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Federal funding allows UNB research to continue on Mars

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

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The Government of Canada recently announced that it is extending its collaboration with NASA for another two years to participate in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, also known as the Mars Curiosity Rover. For University of New Brunswick researchers, this is great news. John Spray, director of The Planetary and Space Science Centre at UNB Fredericton, leads a team who are responsible for...

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MacDougall honoured with national award

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

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(OTTAWA, ONT.) – Record-setting UNB hockey coach Gardiner MacDougall will be honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport on Wednesday night in Ottawa. The awards dinner will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre as part of CIS’ annual general meeting. MacDougall merits the Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award, which honours since 2007 an individual who has made an outstanding...

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UNB to host event to remember and honour residential school survivors

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

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Following the recent anniversary of Canada’s statement of apology to former students of residential schools, the University of New Brunswick will hold an event to remember and honour residential school survivors. “Circle of Understanding: Honouring our Residential School Survivors” will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 12 p.m. in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. Being...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2015-16

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2015-2016 operating budget, which focuses on continued investments in its academic mission and research while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls. “Our focus is on reinvigorating our academic mission, providing strong support for our students and faculty, and enhancing national awareness of our...

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UNB researchers uncover untold stories of gay and lesbian military members

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After decades of research, University of New Brunswick psychology professor Carmen Poulin and Lynne Gouliquer honorary research associate at UNB have uncovered a piece of Canadian military history that has led a group of researchers to Ottawa today to seek justice for thousands of LGBT Canadians and their families. An anti-LGBT national security purge from the 1950s until the 1990s involved the...

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Currie Scholarships awarded to four University of New Brunswick students

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Posted: June 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick in September—a reward for their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Richard J. Currie, UNB chancellor emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and...

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UNB Saint John Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2014-15

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Posted: June 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eighty-four students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2014-15. The dean of arts, Joanna Everitt, 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. See the complete listing.

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The changing landscape of nurse-client relationships

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

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Dr. Karen Furlong is a one of two nursing faculty from the Atlantic Provinces who are doing what they can to help universities in preparing nursing students to care for clients using informatics tools. As members of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network, Furlong and her counterpart - Dr. Diane Duff, St. Francis Xavier University – are...

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Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton establishes new scholarship at UNB

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Posted: May 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton (CFUW) recently established a new award at the University of New Brunswick. The Dr. Nora Ni Chuiv CFUW Fredericton Graduate Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that will provide $2,000 annually for women pursuing graduate studies in UNB’s Interdisciplinary Studies program. This will bring the CFUW Fredericton’s scholarship endowments at...

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New UNB program helps graduates take their ideas to market

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

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After 27 years of offering an undergraduate diploma in Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has launched a new Master in Engineering, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (MTME) degree. Set to start in September 2015, the master’s degree will build on the undergraduate program’s record of success that has...

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The University of New Brunswick is set for graduation 2015

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

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The University of New Brunswick will award degrees to more than 2,000 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 in Fredericton and Friday, May 29 in Saint John.   Fredericton The 186th Enceania will be held on May 27 and 28 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors...

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UNB Saint John community garden opens

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

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The community garden at UNB Saint John, located beside the Canada Games Stadium, will open tomorrow.  The garden, which sprang to life in the spring of 2014, has grown to 31 full-sized plots - including three raised beds for persons with reduced mobility - and eight half-plots.   “Annual plants of any sort are welcome,” said Sean Haughian, UNB Saint John community garden chair.  “In addition to...

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Canada-Wide Science Fair public viewing starts today

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

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


The top 500 science projects in the country are on display during the Canada-Wide Science Fair at UNB's Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for the next few days and the community is invited to come check them out.  CWSF represents a celebration of Canada’s brightest minds in Grades 7-12 and this year it’s in New Brunswick for the first time ever where finalists are competing for more than $1-million in...

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Not the cookie

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

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


For 12 high-school Maritime teams, O.R.E.O. doesn’t mean the cookie; it was their chance to test out their entrepreneurial skills. The teams descended on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on April 24th to compete in the annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a long-standing competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty...

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UNB CEL holds free information session on mentorship training in Moncton

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

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The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) in partnership with Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education is hosting an information session on Mentorship Training for Mentors & Mentees on Thursday, May 12 in Moncton. There has been a lot of talk of mentoring lately—most organizations claim to be doing it, or want to be doing it. At the same time, there...

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President Eddy Campbell among top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada

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

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For the third year in a row, University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. The winners of this year’s Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 7 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. 2015 Top 50 CEO Award Winners Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s...

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UNB Saint John - celebrating 50 years

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

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Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring its future by raising funds for the 50th...

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UNB welcomes the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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

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The 54th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2015, is getting underway this weekend at the University of New Brunswick. This marks the first time this prestigious national event has been held in the province. Every year, over 500,000 young Canadians across of the country create science projects and present their work at local and regional science fairs. The 500 top projects from across the...

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Student entrepreneurship pilot project launched

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

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A three-year pilot project designed to help international students who wish to start businesses in New Brunswick was launched today, May 7. The Student Entrepreneurship Pilot Project will help graduates from UNB’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology and Entrepreneurship apply for permanent residence in Canada through the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. “This pilot project will help...

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Annual NB high school programming competition to be held at UNB

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Twenty-seven high school teams from across New Brunswick will arrive on UNB's Saint John campus this Friday for the annual UNB Saint John’s High School Programming Competition.This competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win a...

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V-Reds walk the Walk So Kids Can Talk

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Some heroes walk. That's the message behind Walk So Kids Can Talk, an annual event presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone. This Sunday, May 3, thousands of people across Canada laced up their sneakers and took part in a 5km walk. Here in Fredericton, the Varsity Reds track and field and cross country teams were out in full force to do their part as well. In addition to the walk, there...

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New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training launched today at UNB

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Posted: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training represents a partnership between the provincial government and The University of New Brunswick that will allow researchers across the province to have access to data from departments to help them identify trends and analyze policies. It is intended that their research will result in more effective government decision-making.    “Our...

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UNB hosts Gravity Recognizing 100 years of Einstein s Relativity

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

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Einstein introduced his ‘general theory of relativity’ 100 years ago, revolutionizing our notions of space and time. The University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics is hosting a panel discussion to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of Einstein’s theory and discuss the prospects of the theory lasting another 100 years. Gravity: Recognizing 100 years of Einstein’s...

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UNB to host inaugural Arnie and Norma McAllister Lecture in Compassionate Care

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

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Elizabeth and Kristie McAllister know first hand the importance of compassionate care after their parents spent long periods of time in hospital near the end of their lives. “Our family was struck by how important the level of compassion in Mum and Dad’s care was to their well-being and to the stress levels of our whole family,” said Elizabeth McAllister. With a desire to support nursing...

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Roster for Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair confirmed

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Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Eleven students from New Brunswick have been chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place in New Brunswick for the first time this May. The students were Grand Prize winners at the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs held in April.    Members of Team New Brunswick will be among 500 students from across the country, competing for close to $1-million in...

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UNB engineering students partner with government industry

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Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB’s faculty of engineering hosted its first faculty-wide Engineering Design Symposium on April 8 in Fredericton. Over 540 people -- engineering students, faculty, staff and industry partners -- packed the Fredericton Convention Centre to view the design work of final-year engineering students. Sporting their new iron rings, 200 students from chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geological,...

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Kelp on the Way

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

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The latest beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales, a brewing company in Fredericton is made with one of the organically certified kelps, the sugar kelp Saccharina latissima, grown at an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) site in the Bay of Fundy. Dr. Thierry Chopin, UNB Saint John biology professor and scientific director of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of...

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Party with a Purpose

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

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


Fusion Saint John recently held a Party with a Purpose at Beaverbrook House celebrating UNB Saint John’s current graduates, alumni and prospective students. This event provided an opportunity for current graduate students from all disciplines, alumni and prospective students to gather and share stories and experiences. Recognizing the Saint John campus’s golden anniversary, Hammond River...

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UNB MBA students learn while supporting communities through social entrepreneurship

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

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


Every year the master of business administration (MBA) professional development class at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton put their social entrepreneurship skills to work to support non-profit organizations. They share their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness of the important work happening in the community’s not-for-profits. This year the MBA...

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UNB s Rice Fuller a member of Fredericton s new sexual assault response team

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

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


The Fredericton Sexual Assault Response Team (FSART) was officially launched in Fredericton on April 22, 2015. The team is made up of members from the RCMP and Fredericton Police, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and Fredericton’s Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, among others. This is the first time that New Brunswick’s capital region...

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O R E O competition on April 24

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

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


On April 24th twelve Maritime teams will ascend on our Saint John campus for the faculty of business’ annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.) competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business - as well as a number of business leaders from the community - students will be given the opportunity to run their own café and make all...

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UNB announces two Vanier Scholarship winners for 2015

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

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


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate students have won prestigious 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships valued at $50,000. Jianhui Zhou is a PhD candidate studying forest engineering at UNB in Fredericton. Zhou received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood science and technology from South China Agricultural University in 2014. Zhou specializes in wood engineering where he...

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UNB welcomes retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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

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


Thousands of K-12 students and members of the local community had the opportunity to welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on Tuesday thanks to UNB’s Andrews Initiative. Col. Hadfield is the former, and first Canadian, commander of the International Space Station. Col. Hadfield told an auditorium packed with students from New Brunswick’s Anglophone West...

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UNB Saint John s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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

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


Since September, many events and activities have been held to mark the 50th Anniversary of UNB Saint John and showcase the richness and unique attributes of the Saint John campus. Our final signature event will be held at the end of the month. As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary, a scholarship fund has been established to provide support and encouragement for our students.  A Gala...

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UNB s Student Investment Fund recognized internationally

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Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Student Investment Fund (SIF) program has received international recognition not once, but twice recently. Masters of business administration candidates Jeff Mott and Dan Slipp, along with bachelor of business administration student Josh Bubar placed second in the world at the Argus Real Estate competition and first in the Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition, surpassing nine other...

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Joyce Foundation gives 5 million for student support

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Donation will fund student bursaries and support UNB’s Work-Study program Students at the University of New Brunswick who are in financial need will receive new opportunities to fund their university education, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Ronald V. Joyce, settlor and advisor of The Joyce Foundation. The University announced that it has received $5 million from The Joyce Foundation, $4.5...

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UNB s College of Extended Learning honoured for support of Canadian Forces reservists

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

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


The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (CEL) was recognized for providing outstanding support to reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. UNB’s CEL received a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Educator Support Award at a ceremony held at Old Government House in March. Business administration student, Jeremy MacDonald of the B Coy Trg O Royal New Brunswick Regiment, nominated...

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New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs kick off as momentum builds towards the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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

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


New Brunswick’s team for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will soon be determined, as the province’s Regional Science Fairs get underway in April. Eleven students from the Fundy, River Valley and districts francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick Regional Science Fairs will be chosen to represent their province at the national level. The national competition is even more significant for New...

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Students vie for cash prizes at annual TME Student Pitch Competition

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

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


2015 was another record setting year for the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s (TME) Student Pitch Competition. 33 teams registered, with over 60 students participating, and 100 people attended the awards dinner where over $8,000 in prizes was awarded. First place in the ideas category went to Reverse Vending Recycling Systems, pitched by third year...

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UNB Fredericton appointments

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Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Wayne Albert has been reappointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology. He joined UNB in 1999 and has an excellent record in research, teaching and service. His area of research is in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.  Lesley Balcom has been appointed Director of Libraries (title under review). Ms. Balcom has been Interim Director of Libraries this year, and an...

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Award-winning novelist Beth Powning to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Award-winning novelist Beth Powning will read from her latest book, A Measure of Light on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Beth Powning is known for her lyrical, powerful writing and the profound emotional honesty of her work. In 2010, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for English Language Literary Arts. Her novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife, was...

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How ABA applied behaviour analysis Therapy changed Our Lives A Parent s Story

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


As a part of the University of New Brunswick’s strategic mission, the University, through its College of Extended Learning, recently began offering families access to some excellent foundational ABA knowledge that forms a basis for the myriad of ABA credit and professional programs that they offer to students. Barbara Cabrera started to get concerned about her son, LeKai, when at the age of one...

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New UNB course will help benefit youth and families in NB

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Fredericton has added new courses to its psychology program that will provide behavioural intervention training to students. New faculty member, Dr. Holly Seniuk will teach the new courses that will focus on an applied approach to behaviour analysis and expand beyond autism into more generalized training for behavioural intervention. Dr. Seniuk has joined UNB’s department of psychology as...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss the importance of Canada s wilderness

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This year’s W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, James Bernard (J.B.) MacKinnon from Vancouver, has spent years studying the importance of Canada's wilderness and our relationship to it. MacKinnon will present "The Still-Wild Country: Why Canada's Wilderness Matters to the Future of Life on Earth" at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the...

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Renaissance College students share results of social impact projects

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


For the past seven months, final year students from the faculty of leadership studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects.  They will share the results of this work at the inaugural Renaissance College Leadership Program and Community Partners Symposium on March 31. Date: Tuesday, March 31,...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

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

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


University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla,...

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UNB to commemorate 70 years since the Dutch Liberation

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Posted: March 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Canadian troops played a pivotal role in liberating the Netherlands 70 years ago and the University of New Brunswick has been chosen by the Embassy of the Netherlands as one of three locations across the country to hold an event to commemorate this important moment. From Memory to Remembrance: 70 Years of Liberation of the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the...

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Three UNB Saint John athletes named CCAA Academic All- Canadians

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Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer)  and Katherine Houser (volleyball). The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour,...

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Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick sign partnership agreement

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

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


Horizon Health Network (Horizon) and the University of New Brunswick signed a partnership agreement today marking the official opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).  The two organizations have formed a unique partnership to create the CHC, a leading practice model integrating health service delivery, education and research in a primary health care setting. With...

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UNB PhD student wins International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

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

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


David Themens, a PhD physics student at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. Themens, originally from Charlo, N.B., received a bachelor of science with honours in physics and a minor in mathematics from UNB Fredericton in 2011. In 2013, Themens returned to UNB to begin a PhD and has been awarded many...

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UNB honours top students

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, and high academic standing has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of...

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World Water Day recognized through Heavy Metal exhibit

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

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


The Heavy Metal exhibit, currently on display at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre and featuring UNB’s ArtZone, is part of an environmental awareness project in support of World Water Day, which is being recognized this Sunday, Mar. 22. The exhibit was created to help bring awareness to the issue of e-waste in our landfills, which is having a growing negative impact on the...

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Renowned botanist Dr Diana Beresford-Kroeger to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Diana Beresford-Kroeger will read from The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a renowned botanist and medical biochemist that is passionate about protecting and growing trees. Her research draws on ethnobotany,...

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Commitment to UNB Law

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Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is committed to ensuring a strong future for its law school, a vice-president at the university said today. In January, the university engaged Neil Gold, a professor emeritus in law and former dean of law at the University of Windsor, to investigate and report confidentially on relations between the Dean and certain faculty members within UNB's law school. "I...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but...

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TME program gets funding for tech commercialization program

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has launched an exciting new initiative thanks to an investment of $385,800 by the ACOA Business Development Program.  The funding will help the J. Herbert Smith Centre establish a technology commercialization program (TCP). This initiative will provide TME students, trained with product...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

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

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


The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of...

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Update on UNB Law

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

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


FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to...

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Update on UNB law school

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

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


FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to...

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East Coast Startup Week brings entrepreneurs mentors and investors to Fredericton

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

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


The blossoming East Coast start-up scene will get a major boost with the second iteration of East Coast Startup Week, a series of events being held from March 16 to 22 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brought to you by organizing partners Planet Hatch, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Pond-Deshpande Centre, East Coast Startup Week is a series of events bringing entrepreneurs and...

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New scholarship program provides international experiential learning opportunities for UNB students

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

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


Of the 1,900 scholarships recently offered to universities across Canada through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, the University of New Brunswick was awarded 67 scholarships, which will provide its students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of expertise, while earning academic credit. UNB received close to $500,000 over the...

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UNB s Pond-Deshpande Centre welcomes Dan Pallotta as part of East Coast Start-Up Week

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

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present, the third Annual Social Impact Dialogue on Monday, Mar. 16 from 8:45 a.m.- 6 p.m; and Tuesday, Mar. 17, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Dialogue is for change agents and thought leaders from all sectors, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops,...

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Impact of Giving

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Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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From the classroom, to the football field, to the student centre, UNB Saint John student Jordan Tracey excels across campus and is thankful for the undergraduate scholarships that helped make his university career possible. A fifth-year student and soon-to-be graduate from the bachelor of science program, Tracey balances his studies with various extracurricular and volunteer activities on...

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Award-winning poet Jeramy Dodds to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Award-winning poet and UNB Writer-in-Residence Jeramy Dodds will read from, The Poetic Edda on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Jeramy Dodds is an accomplished poet, translator, editor and research archaeologist, with a Masters degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Literature and Anthropology. He won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in...

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UNB hosts annual First Nations research workshop

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Tuesday, Mar. 17, the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host the second Annual Building Research Capacity with Indigenous Communities Workshop sponsored by The Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) and developed in partnership with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) and UNB’s faculty of education. This years...

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Universities transform our economic future--Eddy Campbell commentary

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

Category: Commentary


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Universities transform our economic future” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Tue Mar 10 2015 Page: A7 Section: Opinion Byline: Eddy CampbellCommentary  Your recent editorial on higher education in the province ("Universities need complete refocus," Feb. 25) perpetuates fundamental misconceptions about the...

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Alzheimer s Society hosts conference for health care professionals caring for patients with dementia

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

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


Today, 14,000 New Brunswickers have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nationwide, the number is 747,000. This number will nearly double to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, and Loch Lomond Villa, will be hosting a provincial conference designed for health care...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

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

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


On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow...

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UNB Alumnus develops Smart Cane that could speed up post-op recovery

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

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


Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid such as a cane, a process called Partial Weight Bearing...

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UNB alumnus making medical advancements for pregnant women

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

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


University of New Brunswick alumnus Allan Kember is making history in the medical world with his new product that has the potential to reduce the number of low birth-weights and stillbirths in developing countries. Kember has created a device that lessens the amount of time women sleep on their backs during pregnancies. “If indeed back sleep during pregnancy plays a role in increasing the risk...

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UNB researcher working with NASA to improve GPS communications

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

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


Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals and NASA has teamed up with University of New Brunswick geodesy and geomatics engineering researcher, Richard Langley, to study these irregularities in hopes of diminishing their effects on communications.  When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global...

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City declares May 11-16 Science Week in Fredericton

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

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


The City of Fredericton will be celebrating all things scientific this May in honour of the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)! The national science fair competition is being held in New Brunswick’s capital this spring, marking the first time this event has ever been held in New Brunswick. The hosts of the CWSF are Youth Science Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and Science East.  As the...

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Canadian Poet John Terpstra to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Canadian poet John Terpstra will read from Brilliant Falls and The House with the Parapet Wall on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. John Terpstra is a poet and carpenter whose fine craftsmanship marks both his trades. He has published more than 10 books of poetry and his work is in major anthologies, including New Canadian Poetry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000). His...

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UNBers dominate this year s Breakthru competition

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

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


The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete for $750,000 in investments and...

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David Creelman wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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

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


Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a chair, and professor, of the department of humanities and languages Creelman joins a prestigious list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.  Over the course of his 24 years at UNB Saint...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

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

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


Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since...

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UNB instructor recognized internationally for his commitment to students

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

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


Frank Collins, a senior instructor in chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently given an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award by the National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; making him the first Canadian to ever receive the award in its 26-year-history. Collins, who is also the assistant dean for first year students...

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UNB students get a unique peek inside the world of venture capital

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Posted: February 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Most startups are inherently risky, which is why ventures have such a hard time taking off. But what if you could look at them through the eyes of an investor, see beyond their risk and identify the real opportunities?  UNB Fredericton's faculty of business administration students are learning to do just that with a new course, offered this winter, called Venture Assessment. The course is being...

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Atlantic Canada s top basketball teams will meet at UNB Saint John

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

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


Some of the best university and college basketball teams in Atlantic Canada will be coming to UNB Saint John to compete for the ACAA championships March 6-8, 2015. The Holland College Hurricanes men’s team is ranked first in Canada and the Holland College women are ranked fifth, so local youth, parents and community basketball enthusiasts will see top-quality teams throughout the weekend. For...

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UNB s chancellor invested into the Order of Canada

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s chancellor, Allison McCain, was formally invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 11. Dr. McCain has served as UNB’s chancellor since 2013. Born and raised in Florenceville, N.B., he earned a degree in electrical engineering from UNB in 1972 and went on to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company...

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PotashCorp provides 50 000 in support of UNB Promise Partnership youth program

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

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


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) recently announced a donation to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support initiatives for youth residing in the two priority neighbourhoods of Crescent Valley and the Old North End in Saint John. PotashCorp is investing $50,000 in UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership, which is a community-based and university-run program focused on...

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Dr Jane Hewes presents The importance of a child s learning through play

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events, UNB Homepage


On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the UNB faculty of education, the UNB Early Childhood Centre and the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation is proud to present the second public presentation as part of the Early Childhood Speaker Series.   Dr. Jane Hewes presents “Thinking Differently about play…… and Pedagogy.” The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. for this free...

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The Fiddlehead editors give poetry reading at UNB

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

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host a poetry reading by The Fiddlehead editors: Phillip Crymble, Claire Kelly, and Ian LeTourneau.   Their poetry readings will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall at UNB in Fredericton. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Phillip Crymble’s poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Malahat Review,...

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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

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

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


Scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada will receive significant support from the Government of Canada to find solutions to key industry challenges over the next decade. By addressing these challenges, these projects will create new jobs, opportunities and improve the quality of life of Canadians. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology),...

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Generous donation from Canaport LNG to assist students at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John, myUNB


A gift of $105,000 will establish five annual scholarships of $5,000 Building on its community commitment, Canaport LNG has established a new scholarship program for students attending the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Thanks to a generous donation of $105,000 from Canaport LNG, five UNB Saint John students will receive $5,000 annually, officials announced today. The scholarships...

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Research team receives up to 2 5 million from DARPA to evaluate prosthetic limb technology

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick researcher, Jon Sensinger, is part of research team that has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The contract was awarded through DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs...

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TME hosts UNB s first online pitch contest

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

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


The University of New Brunswick's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) held its inaugural “UNBeatable Ideas Contest” in December, 2014. Open to UNB students on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, students were encouraged to upload a one-minute video pitching their business idea. A total of 12 entries were received from faculties ranging from...

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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

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

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


Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week. Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University...

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UNB welcomes Craig Kielburger for International Development Week

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

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


Social entrepreneur, author and change-maker Craig Kielburger will speak at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 5 as part of International Development Week at UNB. The university will welcome over a thousand school-aged and university students from from across the region. The event, hosted by UNB’s Global Learning and Engagement office, is also an opportunity for the university to...

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UNB to host Canada Wide Science Fair in May

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

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


UNB hosts Canada Wide Science Fair, May 11-16 in Fredericton The countdown is on for Canada’s premier youth science event! The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to New Brunswick for the first time ever.  As the national championship round for the national science fair program, CWSF brings...

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Author Craig Davidson reads at UNB Feb 9 10

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Canadian author and UNB alumnus Craig Davidson will read from Giller-Prize short-listed novel Cataract City on Monday, Feb. 9 in Fredericton and Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Saint John. UNB Fredericton: Monday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Hall UNB Saint John: Tuesday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre Craig Davidson is an author of short stories and novels who has published under his own...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month

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

Category: UNB Homepage, Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


In celebration of Black History Month, the UNB Art Centre is pleased to welcome Sylvia D. Hamilton to Memorial Hall for a poetry reading on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. She is an award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed poet. Dr. Hamilton’s films have been screened on CBC, TVO, the Knowledge Channel, and on university campuses across the country. She has been honoured with many awards for her...

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UNB celebrates traditional Wolastoqey and Mi kmaq stories at book launch

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Posted: January 29, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host Gwen Bear’s Memorial, “Celebrating Our Traditional Stories” a book launch of four traditional Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq stories. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. for a reception with traditional food and at 7 p.m. sharing of our traditional stories that convey teachings, values and...

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Stop Over-Thinking Your Money Free public talk

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Posted: January 28, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Come listen to Preet Banerjee, well-known Canadian personal finance and investing expert, Globe and Mail columnist, host of OWN’s TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood, and author of the popular blog WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com speak about the five simple rules of financial success. Thursday, February 12Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Uptown Saint John, NB7:00 p.m. Free to attend, this event is...

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Applications start for J D Irving Limited NB scholarships at UNB to be awarded in May 2015

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Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce that applications for the JDI NB Scholarships are now being accepted until March 1, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded for the first time in May 2015 and include: Two (2) renewable JDI NB Scholarships to incoming first-year UNB students. The total value of each scholarship is $32,000. In addition for the 2015...

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Faculty of education kicks off Early Childhood Speaker Series

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Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Margaret &Wallace McCain Family foundation, UNB Early Childhood Centre and the UNB Faculty of Education are proud to host the Early Childhood Speakers Series. “The Promise of Pedagogical Documentation” Presenter, Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm, Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 261, 10 Mackay Dr., UNBF Campus This is...

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Federal government invests in UNB MRI and unmanned aircraft research

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Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


This week, Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced more than $35 million in research infrastructure funding for 156 university research projects across the country. These federal funds, made through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will support UNB research infrastructure needs of scientists pushing the boundaries of knowledge in magnetic resonance imaging...

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The Lorenzo Society Celebrates

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Posted: January 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Lorenzo Society is celebrating 40 years of art, music, reading and theatre and the 50th anniversary of UNB Saint John. The festive evening will feature an exhibition of artwork from the university's permanent collection; a reading by Dr. Mark Blagrave from his latest book, “Salt in the Wounds”; a theatrical performance, “Lorenzo” with Scott Thomas; musical performances...

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Award-winning host journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre to read at UNB

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Posted: January 14, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Linden MacIntyre will read from his fourth novel, Punishment on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium, room 102 of Tilley Hall (UNBF) and on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre (UNBSJ). In this new novel, MacIntyre presents a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason in a small town shaken by...

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UNB Law student embarks on coveted internship with the International Criminal Court

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

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


Last week, Hind Masri, a second-year UNB law student embarked on an historic, life-changing internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.  Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, UNB’s new dean of law and a distinguished international law jurist, organized the four-month internship for Ms. Masri and hopes to facilitate more experiential learning opportunities for UNB law...

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Varsity Reds set to ThinkPink in biggest weekend of 2015

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

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The UNB Varsity Reds raised over $7,000 at one of their biggest events of the year - the annual Stewart McKelvey #ThinkPink Weekend.  The UNB Fredericton campus played host to nine games across basketball, volleyball and hockey. From pink ice and hockey socks to pink jerseys and hair, the theme was constant - raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. On Friday night, four UNB...

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UNB named among top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


For the third consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 25 Employers by Atlantic Business Magazine. This year, more than 3,250 applications from across the country were scrutinized by Mediacorp editors in eight areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation...

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Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter will read from The Freedom in American Songs on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Born in England and raised in Newfoundland, Kathleen Winter has a diverse background that includes scriptwriting for Sesame Street and writing a regular newspaper column for The Telegram in St. John’s. Her first short story collection, boYs, won the...

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