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New technology at the University of New Brunswick changing the face of disaster relief

Communications

Posted: December 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick postdoctoral fellow Shabnam Jabari is developing technology that promises to be a game-changer for government, aid organizations and first responders around the world. During Dr. Jabari’s senior year of undergraduate study at University of Tehran, a disastrous earthquake struck the southern Iranian city of Bam. The 6.6-magnitude quake in 2003 destroyed homes and...

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UNB bionics expert named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year

Communications

Posted: December 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


For Jon Sensinger, associate director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a childhood dream has turned into an innovative career – one that is changing lives across the globe. A pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Sensinger was recently named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) after...

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Settlement reached in women s hockey matter at UNB

Communications

Posted: December 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have reached an agreement following the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2, 2016 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. UNB had applied for a judicial a review of the ruling, and had also struck a task force in June 2016 to review the matter. The task force...

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Provincial government invests more than 200 000 in UNBSJ s Promise Partnership

Communications

Posted: December 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The provincial government has invested more than $216,000 in the Promise Partnership over the last two academic years at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through the Access and Success program. “Your government believes that a well-educated workforce is essential to growing the economy and creating jobs. That is why we are pleased to support important programs like the...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: December 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Contract Academic Employees (CAE) membership. This follows a positive ratification vote held by AUNBT’s CAE membership on Sept. 13, 2016. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for...

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Government of Canada Helps UNB Establish Energy Innovation Program

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Program will support development of energy and cybersecurity startups The J. Herbert Smith Technology Management Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will establish an Energy Innovation Program, thanks to help from the Government of Canada and key partners focused on advancing the energy and cybersecurity sectors. Delivered through a unique accelerator, Energia...

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UNB and the CyberLaunch Academy introduce elementary students to coding robotics and virtual reality

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


CyberLaunch Academy and University of New Brunswick partnered with Garden Creek Elementary School to hold a two-hour technology workshop for students Friday. UNB computer science students and CyberLaunch Academy’s instructors introduced the fourth graders to computer science and modern information technology. Students wrote their first computer program using visual programming environment...

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UNB receives 400 000 to aid in research of chronic illness

Communications

Posted: December 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Canada Inc. and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have announced a strategic collaboration with the New Brunswick government and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) based at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. This partnership will accelerate the creation of an integrated health information...

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IBM announces University of New Brunswick among top organizations involved in cybercrime project

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


IBM announced this morning that the University of New Brunswick is one of the top organizations around the world working with the global firm to push new frontiers in cognitive security – leveraging IBM Watson for Cyber Security to enhance their own live security operations, while also helping IBM refine Watson’s cybersecurity capabilities and pioneer new use-cases for the technology. After...

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On Dec 6 the University of New Brunswick Remembers

Communications

Posted: December 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were...

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UNB's Ali Ghorbani appointed Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity

Communications

Posted: December 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings Ali Ghorbani, dean of computer science at the University of New Brunswick, has been named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity. “I’m incredibly excited by the opportunity this Canada Research Chair presents, and grateful for the federal investment and recognition,” Dr. Ghorbani said. “This will allow me to expand my research program,...

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UNB professor and PhD students win big at IBM awards

Communications

Posted: November 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) doctoral students and a professor of computer science received top awards recently at IBM’s 26th Annual International Centre for Advanced Studies Conference in Markham, Ont. UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate, Bing Yang, was awarded Student of the Year for his work on synchronizing access to data,...

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Lake Ecologists See Winter as a Key Scientific Frontier

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


New study finds life under the ice is diverse, complex and surprisingly active As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway. But an international team of 62 scientists looking at more than 100 lakes now...

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Reconciling representation indigenous people in popular culture

Communications

Posted: November 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The first nationally syndicated indigenous columnist for the CBC and advocate for Aboriginal arts, Jesse Wente, will speak on indigenous people in popular culture on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Mr. Wente is the first in a series of speakers sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee of UNB. The committee...

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UNB Board of Governors and PSAC vote to ratify collective agreement for graduate student workers

Communications

Posted: November 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers have voted in favour of ratifying a renewal of their collective agreement. “We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Peter McDougall, associate vice-president, UNB Human Resources. “Graduate students are very...

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UNB seeks public input on university s climate change action plan

Communications

Posted: November 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard The University of New Brunswick will hold public consultation sessions on Nov. 23 and 30 to develop one of the region’s first university climate change action plans. Canada has committed to reduce 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent by 2020. New Brunswick has committed to a 10 per cent reduction of 1990 levels by 2020 and 75 per cent reduction in...

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University of New Brunswick launches 110 million It Begins Here campaign

Communications

Posted: November 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick launched its $110 million It Begins Here campaign today at simultaneous events in Fredericton and Saint John. Campaign co-chairs and UNB alumni David Ganong (BBA ’65, LLD ’12), executive vice-chair, Ganong Bros. Limited, and Robert Quartermain (BSc ’77, DSc ’09), chairman & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., emceed the event, setting a fundraising goal of $110 million...

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Leading scholar in Canadian history to challenge notions behind Confederation at UNB lecture

Communications

Posted: November 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Visiting Professor from the Institute of the Americas at University College London, Dr. Phillip Buckner, will deliver the 2016 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. In his presentation, Beware the Canadian Wolf? -- The Maritimes and Confederation, he will challenge the notion that Confederation was forced on the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments. Many historians have argued that the...

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UNB alumna publishes rare glimpse into the Canadian Forestry Corps

Communications

Posted: November 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her fifth book, New Brunswick historian and University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna Melynda Jarratt (BA’86, MA’95) provides a window into the world of the Canadian Forestry Corps through the eyes of her grandfather, Blackville-born Pat Hennessy. Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 is the 23rd volume of the New Brunswick Military Heritage...

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Author Heather O Neill to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Heather O’Neill will read from Daydreams of Angels on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Her unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with the vulnerability and charm of her characters Nouschka and Baby...

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National Framework for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence released at UNB

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) today released a comprehensive framework for police forces on dealing with intimate partner violence. “A unified police response to intimate partner violence in Canada is critical,” says Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service and co-chair of the committee that brought forward the framework. “Over the last decade, we have seen...

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SHAD UNB wins youth innovation award at SHAD Cup

Communications

Posted: November 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A team of SHAD UNB students took home the Best Business Plan award at the SHAD – John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup in Toronto, finishing third overall. “Year after year, we challenge students from across Canada to collaborate at SHAD UNB to come up with solutions to big problems in society,” says Melissa Dawe, SHAD UNB’s program co-director. “This year we saw some amazing and creative solutions...

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UNB province and federal governments invest 1 million towards new multi-research greenhouse

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The provincial and federal governments, together with the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus, are investing $1 million to build a multi-research greenhouse at the university. Back, from left: Andrew Flewelling, UNB Saint John PhD student; and Don Darling, mayor of Saint John. Front, from left: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; UNB Saint John vice-president Robert MacKinnon;...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2017

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has once again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marking the fourth time in five years the institution has received the accolade. The Globe and Mail announced Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 today. UNB was the only Atlantic Canadian university to make the list and one of four Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB...

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UNB professor pens Growing Up in Armyville an examination of the affects of military deployments on youth

Communications

Posted: November 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research and the Anglophone West School District will host the launch of Growing Up in Armyville: Canada’s Military Families during the Afghanistan Mission at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Co-authored by Deborah Harrison, a retired and adjunct...

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Renowned bionics expert to speak at the University of New Brunswick on rewiring humans

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


One of the world’s foremost experts on bionic prosthetics will be exploring the drive to rewire humans in a lecture at the University of New Brunswick next week. Levi Hargrove, director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetic and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will be delivering the Dineen Memorial Lectures at UNB. In Fredericton on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and in...

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UNB launches new interdisciplinary speaker series

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is launching a new interdisciplinary speakers series called Conversations on Time. Each speaker of this three-part series will examine the theme of time through the lens of their academic field to engage participants in an interdisciplinary dialogue. “We are hoping to engage the university community in exciting interdisciplinary academic conversations, to...

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University of New Brunswick hosts fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fourth annual UNB Remembers Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus starting at noon. Joy Cummings Photo, UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 4, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. Featuring reflections and...

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Futures Atlantic Symposium to be held at University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Centre for Financial Studies at the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the Futures Atlantic Symposium this Friday, Nov. 4, an afternoon of investment career training and employment opportunities for students across Atlantic Canada interested in careers in finance and investment. The Futures Atlantic Symposium will be held at the Wu Conference Centre on the University of New...

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UNB holds tree blessing before clearing site for new kinesiology building

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton held a tree blessing today to recognize and honour the trees that will soon be removed as the university prepares the project site for a new home for its faculty of kinesiology. Several large trees that have stood on UNB Fredericton’s campus—traditional Wolastoqey territory—for many years were blessed by several members of UNB’s community...

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UNB and JDI celebrate three new scholarship recipients

Communications

Posted: October 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president (academic), UNB Fredericton; Caleb Waite; Ashlyn Moody; Cameron Arthurs; Colleen Baxter, vice-president of human resources, JDI. The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB. Congratulations to Ashlyn Moody of Blackville, N.B., studying chemical engineering; and to...

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UNB Harrison McCain Visiting Professor sharing good news about the environment

Communications

Posted: October 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Ever wonder what’s being done to combat the effects of air pollution in Canada? John Gunn, one of Canada’s top biologists, will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 28 at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. He will describe Sudbury, Ontario’s 99 per cent decrease in air pollution and how similar results might be achieved across the country and around the world. “I’m talking about...

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Nine new members appointed to UNB s Board of Governors

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Brian Baxter, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members to the Board. The nine individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are three UNB academics, two New Brunswick mayors, two UNB students, the CEO of a New Brunswick company, and a financial products expert. UNB’s Board of...

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University of New Brunswick law dean eight alumni named to Queen s Counsel

Communications

Posted: October 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


John R. Williamson, the dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, joined eight other UNB Law alumni in being sworn in as Queen’s Counsel on Monday, Oct. 24, a distinction conferred during a ceremony at the New Brunswick legislature. Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau presided over the afternoon ceremony. The designation of Queen's Counsel recognizes...

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Award-winning writer Kevin Donovan to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: The Toronto Star Kevin Donovan, an investigative reporter and editor of the Toronto Star, will read from Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide...

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Focus on reconciliation at UNB s Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Communications

Posted: October 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting the second annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, Oct. 26 to 28, celebrating Indigenous culture and the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes. The colloquium, entitled “Education for reconciliation: What role can universities play in building peace and...

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UNB lecture highlights children s publishing in 1950s and 60s

Communications

Posted: October 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you ever own a 10-cent fairy tale or read children's stories in the local newspaper? On Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., Susan Fisher will take us through a visual history of Brunswick Press and The Daily Gleaner to show us how they engaged the child reader in New Brunswick at a time when books in the home were far less common than they are today. Junior Gleaners and BeaverBooks: The Colourful...

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University of New Brunswick student designs circuit technique that could lead to greener devices

Communications

Posted: October 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A student at the University of New Brunswick has designed a new circuit technique for a wide range of electronic devices that could dramatically cut the size of circuits, leading to devices that are both faster and consume less power. Panagiotis Patros, a Phd student in Fredericton, has been been travelling to expos and conferences in the United States and Canada to showcase his new design in...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

Communications

Posted: October 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from her work, His Whole Life, at the University of New Brunswick in events on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Her reading at UNB’s Fredericton campus will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. She will be at the Saint John campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall...

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RBC invests 1 million in entrepreneurship education at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: October 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Left to right: Craig Maguire (BBA SJ ’92), Branch Manager & Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Lori Smith, Manager, Public Affairs, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Tom Gribbons (BSF ’83), VP & Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Kayley Reed (BPhil ‘14), co-founder and CEO, Wear Your Label; Roger Howard, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Dhirendra Shukla, Dr. J....

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Leveraging the power of education in reaching reconciliation

Communications

Posted: October 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The following commentary appeared in the Oct. 11, 2016 edition of the Daily Gleaner. The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action offer Canada a genuine opportunity to build a better future for all of us. We understand the barriers better, ways around them have been described, now we need to work together to take them down. In New Brunswick, all of our peoples...

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UNB opens recruitment office in Beijing

Communications

Posted: October 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick officially opened a student recruitment office today at the Canadian International School of Beijing in Beijing, China. This is the only recruitment office in China held by an Atlantic Canadian university. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell was accompanied to Beijing by Premier Brian Gallant, along with a delegation from New Brunswick and...

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UNB to award professors emeriti rankings teaching awards at Convocation

Communications

Posted: October 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour four outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching at its Convocation ceremonies next week. UNB Fredericton will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to two of its retired faculty members at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 20. Professor Emeriti Distinctions Tony Diamond, professor emeritus in biology and forestry and...

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

Communications

Posted: October 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from His Whole Life on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2015-16

Communications

Posted: October 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


One hundred and eighty-two students in the faculty of science, applied science and engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2015-16. Bruce MacDonald, acting dean of the faculty, 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. Media...

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees at Convocation

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Posted: October 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Daryl Branscombe, Siauw Ng, Geoff Flood and Barbara Stegemann UNB will grant four honorary degrees during its Convocation ceremonies this month.  UNB Fredericton’s 62nd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 20 Alumnus, business leader and community volunteer Daryl Branscombe will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Daryl Branscombe graduated from UNB with a teaching degree, and before...

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Preeminent researcher and television host to speak on coastal squeeze

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the Foxtel/BBC television series Coast Australia. An expert in how humans impact...

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Shari Graydon to deliver lecture on increasing women s involvement in public discourse

Communications

Posted: October 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


For some women, it can be a gut reaction to second-guess themselves and their credentials. Shari Graydon wants to put an end to that mindset. Ms. Graydon, advocate, author and founder of Informed Opinions, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick highlighting the profiles of female...

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Joint Statement Regarding Women s Hockey Decision

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick – New Brunswick Human Rights Commission - Sylvia Dooley The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have agreed to an adjournment of the judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The hearing scheduled for October 18 was...

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Professor launches book on Oland trial

Communications

Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, will have a number of events this month and next for Truth and Honour, his new book on the high-profile murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of the slain executive’s son, Dennis Oland. The first will be a launch event on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at UNB’s Grand Hall...

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UNB welcomes new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates

Communications

Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has created two new positions dedicated full-time to addressing the issue of sexual assault on its campuses. After launching the university’s Sexual Assault Policy and procedures in spring 2016, UNB committed to creating positions devoted to supporting those impacted by sexual assault and to help foster a more respectful environment on its campuses. The new...

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The Red Shawl Campaign Honouring Our Sisters

Communications

Posted: September 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre invites all members of the community to take part in its second annual Red Shawl Campaign, honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada as well as their families. “During the month of October, we can work together to provide hope and healing for families and to reclaim justice for these women through this honouring and public awareness. We invite...

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Top experts speak on cyberthreats in the 21st century

Communications

Posted: September 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton


Warren McKenzie and Dermot Williams A top expert on cybersecurity from the United Kingdom took part in a session on UNB's Fredericton campus this weekend examining cyberthreats in the 21st century. Dermot Williams, CEO of the IT security firm Threatscape and a frequent commentator on the field in the media, participated in the Cybersecurity in a Dangerous Time panel. WATCH: UNB event stresses...

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UNB hosts annual fall Career and Educational Options Fair

Communications

Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


More than 800 students are expected at this year’s fall Career and Education Options Fair. The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is hosting its 2016 Fall Career and Educational Options Fair on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER’s performance gym. Lisa Corey, director of UNB’s Career Development and Employment Centre, says post-secondary...

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UNB s president emeritus honoured with lifetime achievement award

Communications

Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick president emeritus, was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award from Startup Canada for his work on promoting entrepreneurship in Canada. The organization saluted Dr. McLaughlin at its regional awards ceremony on Sept. 13 by awarding him with the Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in...

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Hundreds expected on UNB Fredericton campus for Homecoming later this week

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Fredericton – Hundreds of people are expected to converge on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick this week as the annual Homecoming celebrations get underway. Homecoming 2016, running from Thursday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 2, includes a wide array of events and celebrations, including a showcase of UNB research, a Homecoming football game, a family fun festival and a...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Front row, from left: Terry Fitzpatrick, Amanda Eng, Christena Dykstra, Marc Montero Cuizon, Tuan Bui, Lauren Adam. Back, from left: Emily Jackson, Nadia Kashetsky, Charlotte Pyke, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie, Gabrielle Robin, Brittany Rioux, Marija Veljanovska. Not shown (unable to attend): Kelsie Armstrong, Anna Caulfield, Sarah Evans, Geneva McSheffery. Involvement in their university and...

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Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: September 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo courtesy of the author Writer Richard Kelly Kemick and poet Katherine Leyton will read from Caribou Run and All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, respectively, on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, including The Fiddlehead, The New...

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University of New Brunswick professor heralded with distinguished teaching award

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB physics professor Dr. Benedict Newling has received a 2016 Association of Atlantic Universities’ Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching through a proven commitment to enhanced student engagement, a reflective and intentional approach to teaching practices, and dedication to improving teaching methods. “Teaching and knowledge transfer are at the core of...

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New Brunswick scientists build national river science powerhouse

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Posted: September 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Researchers based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are playing lead roles within the internationally acclaimed Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), which, in the lead up to World Rivers Day on Sept. 25, is releasing a report today highlighting its first 15 years of achievements. Founded in 2001 by four visionary aquatic scientists at UNB, the CRI has grown into a network of 22 science...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars

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Posted: September 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser Sixteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2015-16 season. They are: Kathryn Magee, basketball Allyson McLaughlin, basketball Marcel Boudreau, basketball Jarred Crawford, basketball Lars Moffatt, basketball Andrew Robart, basketball Antonio...

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Scotiabank Invests 1 Million in the University of New Brunswick s Student Abroad Programs and Honours Former Chief Executive

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Posted: September 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities to study and learn abroad thanks to Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank. Scotiabank today announced that it is furthering its commitment to international study awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1 million. The new funds will be used to support awards for students interested in pursuing educational...

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UNB researcher part of global examination of seaweed industry

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Posted: September 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, recently collaborated on a policy brief through the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Safeguarding the Future of the Global Seaweed Aquaculture Industry is the work of 30...

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When prayers are not enough

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


An internationally recognized scholar on religious divorce will be giving a keynote speech at the University of New Brunswick this Tuesday, Sept. 13. Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa, will deliver the address at an event hosted by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at UNB. Cathy Holtmann,...

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University of New Brunswick researcher taps open data to help tackle world hunger

Communications

Posted: September 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick professor Chris Baker is on a journey to help solve global hunger – by harnessing the power of open data. Dr. Baker is invited to speak next week at an international summit in New York City that is bringing together world leaders, researchers, farmers, and students to discuss how openly sharing data might help ease hunger and malnutrition. In addition to attending...

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Author Debra Komar to kick off 2016-17 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Dan Froese Author Debra Komar will read from Black River Road on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, the renowned forensic anthropologist and award-winning author addresses the questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series coordinator named

Communications

Posted: September 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Andrea Kikuchi as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series. Ms. Kikuchi is a writer and teacher with a Bachelor of Arts from UNB Saint John. She has taught writing workshops for the Write Stuff Festival, Word Collective and the Saint John Free School. She also serves on the board for the Fog Lit Writers and Readers Festival. In her spare...

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UNB receives 24 87-million investment towards new kinesiology facility

Communications

Posted: September 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pictured from left: Dr. Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New Brunswick; Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament, Fredericton; Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; Hon. Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick; Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick; Hon. Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier,...

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UNB welcomes new students

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Posted: September 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated this week as students arrive to kick off another school year. Orientation activities for new students are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the orientation events below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Natalie Montgomery UNB Saint John: Heather...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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Posted: September 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The third annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, September 17. The day will start at 9 a.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 and cadmium. They pose a threat to...

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UNB and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Student Workers

Communications

Posted: August 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, they have reached consensus on a renewal Collective Agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the Union of Graduate Student Workers membership and the UNB...

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UNB researchers study a novel way to build muscle in older adults without exercise

Communications

Posted: August 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a study that they hope leads to the development of a protein drink that helps build muscle in the body without exercise. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, assistant professors of kinesiology at UNB, are leading the effort with colleagues to find ways to leverage the muscle-building power of protein supplements. This study...

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Students receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships to attend UNB

Communications

Posted: August 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Finnegan Kummer of Little Shemogue, N.B. and Catherine Hall of Johnville, N.B. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

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UNB study reveals how many people would switch genders for a day or more if given the chance

Communications

Posted: August 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Imagine that you were given the choice to swap genders. Would you do it? What if it were only for a day or an hour? These questions were recently put to the test by two University of New Brunswick researchers and a Fredericton community member, and the results provide interesting insights into gender-related attitudes and the implicit role they continue to play in our lives.  Dr. E. Sandra...

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Younger caregivers face increased risk of depression and distress new University of New Brunswick study finds

Communications

Posted: August 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Caregivers of persons with mental health or addictions problems tend to be younger and face an increased risk of depression and psychological distress than other caregiver groups, according to a new study out of the University of New Brunswick. The study is one of the first in the country to look at these caregivers as a distinct group using recent data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 General...

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UNB nursing prof receives major grant to help improve health care for vulnerable populations

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Posted: August 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Tracey Rickards will be working to improve the care of vulnerable populations in Fredericton, thanks to a major grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Dr. Rickards, an assistant professor with UNB’s faculty of nursing, was recently named a recipient of an Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. She is one...

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Provincial task force aims to better equip students for life after graduation

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Posted: August 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A new province-wide task force on experiential education wants to make New Brunswick the destination place in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. The task force is developing a plan to ensure students enrolled in New Brunswick’s post-secondary institutions have opportunities to graduate with the skills and confidence that have become...

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Shawna Bergin named registrar at UNB Fredericton

Communications

Posted: August 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. George Maclean, vice-president academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Shawna Bergin will be taking on the role of registrar on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Ms. Bergin comes to the role with nearly 15 years of experience with UNB and the PSE environment. For the past six years, she’s served as associate registrar for admissions....

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Government renews agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training doctors in Saint John

Communications

Posted: August 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


An announcement was made today renewing the agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training medical students in New Brunswick. Read the full release. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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UNB to launch new online course for faculty and staff on accommodating students with disabilities

Communications

Posted: August 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is preparing to launch an innovative new online course for faculty and instructors around accommodating students with differences in abilities. The course is the result of nearly two years of work on the part of the university’s Office of Human Rights & Positive Environment, Student Accessibility Centre and the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning....

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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

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Posted: August 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It’s going to be easier than ever for students, faculty and staff at UNB, STU and NBCC to get the medicine they need on campus. Campus Pharmacy, located at the University Bookstore in Fredericton, opened its doors to students, faculty and staff on Thursday. Campus Pharmacy offers a variety of services, including injections, sports medicine, travel medicine, and diabetes education. Customers can...

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Dr Joanne Wright named Acting Dean of Arts

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Posted: August 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. George MacLean, VP Academic (Fredericton) is pleased to announce Dr. Joanne Wright has been named Acting Dean of Arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright joined the Faculty of Arts in 2005 in the Department of Political Science. Since that time, she has served on Senate, the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, and as Director of Graduate Studies for...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for Contract Academic Employees

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Posted: July 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


After two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT Group 2) Contract Academic Employees are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement,” says Dr. Daniel Coleman, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “This is...

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UNB to offer subsidized gym memberships to those with diabetes

Communications

Posted: July 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Recreation Services at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting participants for the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative. This initiative will provide subsidized gym memberships and personal training services, as well as nutritional guidelines, for individuals who are pre-diabetic or currently living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. “An estimated 219,000 New...

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UNB students alumni and professors shoot new film

Communications

Posted: July 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB students, graduates and professors just wrapped principal filming on a new short film, Chiaroscuro. Directed by Amy Bourgaize,“Chiaroscuro” follows Abel who is turning 30, single and worried about his snoring problem. After he records himself sleeping he unexpectedly discovers a visitor - a mysterious woman who creeps into his bed once the lights are out. He then has to decide what lengths...

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UNB PhD candidate jumping on the Pokémon Go movement

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Posted: July 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crO9BTyuhWU&feature=youtu.be A whole new era of gaming is taking not only the streets of New York by storm, but University of New Brunswick campuses too. Pokémon Go is changing video games, one PokéStop at a time. Nathan Thompson, PhD candidate in sociology and member of the Games and Culture Research Group at UNB in Fredericton, says this movement is something...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time membership. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. The new agreement includes salary increases of 0.9% every six...

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National project puts a face on sacrifice in World Wars

Communications

Posted: July 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new national project has put a face to Canada’s veterans of the World Wars – and brought those faces to Canadian streets. The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick received a contribution from the federal government last year to commemorate the World Wars through their Commemorate Canada Program. A portion of that funding was to develop street light...

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UNB ranked among top universities in the world

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Posted: July 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is among the top four per cent of degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the world, according to a newly released global ranking. This year's tally by the Center for World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities, places UNB at 882 among the more than 25,000 institutions eligible. “For the University of New Brunswick...

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Prominent public policy scholar Dr Herb Emery joins the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: July 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Herb Emery, a pre-eminent economist and public policy scholar, is joining the University of New Brunswick as the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics. An advisor to federal and provincial policymakers, Dr. Emery comes to the University of New Brunswick from the University of Calgary. A prominent focus of his research is on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of...

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UNB-dominated crew tackles epic film shoot for upcoming release

Communications

Posted: July 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new film set for release this fall drew together University of New Brunswick professors, staff, alumni and students in a unique adaptation of a short story from a book that recently captured the top award at the East Coast Literary Awards. “This was an epic film shoot. It must have been the toughest film shoot we’ve ever been on, in terms of what we trying to do with it,” says Dr. Robert...

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Experts descend on Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at UNB

Communications

Posted: July 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers from around the world have started to land in Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at the University of New Brunswick on July 6 and 7. The conference will see 50-plus researchers and practitioners present and discuss hockey topics, including analytics, gender, coaching, the body, history, nationalism and more. Hockey experts from the city, province, and beyond will attend. These...

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UNB and Unifor Local 4504 agree on a new collective agreement

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Unifor Local 4504 are pleased to announce they have ratified a 39-month renewal collective agreement. Considering the current challenging fiscal environment both parties were able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement that builds on the long, productive relationship that has developed over a great many years. Unifor Local 4505 represents approximately 300...

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UNB professor to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Janice Thompson, professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, class of 2016.This achievement is the one of highest honours in the nursing profession. Academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 28 countries, including Canada. The academy is...

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Learning by doing UNB entrepreneurs pitch firms to business leaders

Communications

Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pitching a new company or design idea to influential businesspeople is a daunting task for many. But what may seem like a nerve-wracking ordeal is just another week at the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick. It’s a Thursday morning and three Master in Engineering, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) candidates are pitching their business ideas to a panel...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for their 13th full-time Collective Agreement

Communications

Posted: June 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


After less than two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time group are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to...

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UNB associate professor named director of Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

Communications

Posted: June 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot more to mathematics than equations that need to be solved. “People don’t often think of mathematics in the same way as they think of the other sciences like astronomy, where researchers look into telescopes and discover fantastic things about the universe,” says Dr. Seahra, associate professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute salutes entrepreneurial successes with latest awards

Communications

Posted: June 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the region’s most-promising business leaders for significant success in developing their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated achievements that include: a Halifax company scaling up to take its first product to market, a Fredericton entrepreneur who tripled the size of her enterprise, a Moncton...

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UNB s Wu Conference Centre first university facility to win Supplier of the Year

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Posted: June 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


When the Wu Conference Centre was announced as the Supplier of the Year award winner, people were impressed. Not only does the facility, located at UNB Fredericton, provide outstanding services, the honour marks the first time a university has won a Meeting Professionals International (Atlantic Chapter) award. Anyone who has been inside the Wu Conference Centre knows how special the venue is....

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UNB scientists receive 4 3 million in NSERC grants and scholarships

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dozens of University of New Brunswick (UNB) scientists have been awarded a combined total of $4.3 million in grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding is part of a larger $465 million in funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants announced by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, at...

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UNB celebrates indigenous cultures and contributions

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Posted: June 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB Fredericton will host a celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include a panel session on reconciliation efforts in the province. “This is an opportunity for open dialogue among academics coming together to discuss an action plan of reconciliation in the province,” says Jennifer Dixon, event co-ordinator....

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Varsity Reds alumni inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Communications

Posted: June 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


David Foley can now add Hall of Famer to his list of achievements. He is the first soccer athlete to be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour to be inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame,” says Mr. Foley. “I feel fortunate to be the first soccer player to do so.” Mr. Foley played four seasons with the Varsity Reds men’s soccer team starting in 1983, and then...

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Patricia Seaman named acting dean of UNB s faculty of nursing

Communications

Posted: June 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jane Fritz, Interim Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Seaman has been named acting dean of the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Seaman will assume the role on August 1 when the current dean, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, will take up a position at Clemson University in South Carolina. “I couldn’t be more...

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George MacLean named new vice-president academic Fredericton

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB is pleased to announce that the Search Committee for vice-president academic (Fredericton) has recommended Dr. George MacLean for the position.  The recommendation was approved by the Board of Governors' Executive Committee on June 8. Dr. MacLean will serve an initial five-year term beginning July 1 and may be renewed for a further term by mutual agreement following a performance review in...

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NHL scout to share top tips at the Hockey Conference

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Pittsburgh Penguins scout Luc Gauthier knows the business. He played professional hockey for a decade in the Montreal Canadiens organization, before stepping off the ice to coach. For the past 18 years, he’s watched the game from the stands, making notes and evaluating players. On July 7, Mr. Gauthier will be at UNB Fredericton to share his scouting secrets with the Hockey Conference. “There...

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UNB releases sexual assault policy

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick released its finalized sexual assault policy and procedure documents today. The following is a memo that was released from UNB President Eddy Campbell to students, faculty and staff of the University. Media Contact: Natasha Ashfield Dear members of the UNB community: I am pleased to report that UNB's sexual assault policy and procedures documents are now...

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UNB professor wins prestigous literary award valued at 25 000

Communications

Posted: June 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Robert Gray, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, won the top award at the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards this past weekend in Halifax. Dr. Gray’s book Entropic was selected for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000. “I’m pretty sure this is what they reserve the word 'gobsmacked' for,” said Dr. Gray. Entropic is a collection of short stories where the...

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UNB staff member honoured for breaking down barriers

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


For years, Kelley Flowers, disability resource co-ordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been breaking down barriers for students with disabilities. Ms. Flowers was recently given the Disability Awareness Week Award from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons as part of the 2016 Disability Awareness Week activities. The award was presented to...

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Dedicated staffer receives life membership to national board

Communications

Posted: June 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


It’s been a week of honours to cap off a career of dedication for one UNB staff member. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received a life membership from the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) in Montreal on May 30. The award is rare and meaningful – it’s handed out on a case-by-case basis, not annually, so one must have to...

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UNB UdeM NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick are pleased to announce an engineering memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow for enhanced credit transfer between the four New Brunswick post-secondary education institutes. The collaboration will create more pathways for students in the field...

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URec to host Sweat for a Cause bootcamp and yard sale in support of Syrian newcomers

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Friday, June 3, UNB Fredericton Recreation Services (URec) will hold an outdoor bootcamp on the green field in front of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Sweat for a Cause bootcamp will take place from 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. All members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. there will be...

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BA Cooperative Education Co-op option

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Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Arts at UNB Saint John is now offering a Cooperative Education (Co-op) option within the Bachelor of Arts program. Starting this September, students who enrolled in their second year of the program, and have met certain criteria, will be eligible. “This BA Co-op is a great addition to the many other forms of experiential learning already offered by degree programs in the Faculty...

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Faculty of engineering to host UNBetween transition camps this summer

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Once again, the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is offering its innovative and internationally recognized transition to university camp called UNBetween in Fredericton, NB. UNBetween is open to all incoming bachelor of engineering students that are coming straight from high school on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp simulates a typical week for engineering...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

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Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A UNB staff member has received an award for her contribution to student employment and development in New Brunswick. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received the Award of Merit from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference on May 26. The Award of Merit is the highest honour given by the...

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UNB students building video games to foster empathy

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Rebecca Goodine was playing a video game when something clicked. It was BioShock, a first-person shooter game, and she was presented with a choice: hurt an innocent for personal gain, or help a stranger for a personal loss. “You have a huge choice,” recent Media Arts and Cultures graduate said. “That’s the game that really brought out that fact for me. In games, you make choices, and there’s...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute names latest cohort for its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


After an intense two-day process, internally called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has named its ninth cohort to join its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program. With 352 nominations this year, the 16 below truly represent the region’s highest-growth potential entrepreneurs in the greater Atlantic area. These 16 entrepreneurs will now meet for two days...

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First LPN BN bridge students receive Bachelor of Nursing degree

Communications

Posted: May 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


This past week 19 students from the first cohort of the UNB Saint John’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Bridge pilot walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during spring convocation. The LPN-BN Bridge pilot is a cluster of six courses which, when completed successfully, allow Practical Nurse graduates from the New Brunswick Community College/Collège...

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Working with Rural Communities to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Improve Justice System Responses

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Posted: May 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, May 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to - 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) and the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) will host an event to launch the final report for their project entitled Rural Realities Faced by Service Providers When Helping Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Navigate the...

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UNB applies for judicial review of women s hockey decision

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Posted: May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick has applied for a judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The decision to apply for a review comes after many weeks of consultation. While UNB respects the ruling of the Labour and Employment Board, it disagrees that the reclassification of the women’s hockey team was the...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

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Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the 2016-17 UNB operating budget that is in a consolidated net deficit of $2.6 million. After significant time and effort by many on our campuses, we have developed a budget with more than $192 million in spending that focuses on providing strong support for our students and faculty and serving to enhance national awareness of our...

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Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre researching how digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence

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Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Working in partnership with the First Nations Innovation project, the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is leading a new project. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council under its Knowledge Synthesis program.  The project will produce a comprehensive literature review answering the question, how can digital technologies support...

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UNB professor is changing the way girls look at the IT world

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Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Computer science is not just what you see on the show Silicon Valley – nerdy geeks, late nights and ping-pong tables. Natalia Stakhanova, assistant professor of computer science and NB Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB, is changing the way young females view the IT world through an initiative she launched called Cyber Girlz. Cyber Girlz is an eight-month, all-girls computer science...

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Atlantic writing competitions salute works from UNB faculty of arts

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Posted: May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A number of people from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts in Fredericton have been recognized recently for their accomplishments as creative and academic writers. Mark Jarman and Robert Gray, professors in the English department, and Phillip Crymble, PhD candidate in English, are among nine finalists whose books made the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist. Dr. Gray, Mr....

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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

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Posted: May 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Five Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, a recognition of their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists....

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Researcher studying impacts of hormone on weight loss

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Posted: May 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Soon, it could take just one blood test to determine if someone can lose weight by exercising.  Martin Sénéchal, an assistant kinesiology professor at UNB, is studying the secretion of a hormone during exercise in young and old people who carry extra bodyweight. The hormone irisin was discovered in 2012. It’s released by muscles during exercise and gets absorbed by fat cells, turning different...

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Major investments being made in innovation-based study research

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Posted: May 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, has awarded 188 students with New Brunswick Graduate Scholarships. Premier Brian Gallant participated in a recognition event Friday as part of Innovation Week. “Investing in education is key for the New Brunswick economy to be innovative,” said Gallant. “Helping these students further their studies here in our province...

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UNB chosen by IBM for Watson for Cyber Security project

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Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scC04wJ8tRA[/embedyt] UNB is one of only eight universities in North America chosen by IBM to help the global firm adapt its iconic Watson cognitive technology for use in the cybersecurity battle. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of New Brunswick that fits well with our proud and productive partnership with IBM,” says Eddy...

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UNB researcher helps 15-year-old student discover forgotten Mayan city

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Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A 15-year-old student from Quebec has discovered what could be the site of a lost Mayan city thanks to advice from a University of New Brunswick researcher. Armand LaRocque, a remote sensing expert at UNB, has helped William Gadoury prove his theory about the relationship between constellations and Mayan cities. Mr. Gadoury believed citizens built their towns under the constellations. Working...

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Canadian Rivers Institute student researchers hit the water to answer questions about river health

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Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Over the summer and fall, New Brunswick residents and visitors may notice signs of scientific research in many New Brunswick waterways including the St. John River and tributaries such as the Kennebacasis, the Miramichi River and Wolfe Point River in Fundy National Park. Amanda Babin, a PhD Candidate with the Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB Fredericton, just finished placing 22 large orange...

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UNB Student Investment Fund offers opportunities of a lifetime

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Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The wet weather did not stop Tuan Anh Bui and Glenn Cleland from lining up at 3:30 a.m for the Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting in Omaha, Neb. late last month. The meeting features one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett. Fourth-year business administration student Mr. Bui and Mr. Cleland, the founding director of UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration’s...

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Worlds UNBound receives NSERC PromoScience funding

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Posted: May 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The not-for-profit STEM outreach organization Worlds UNBound received $75,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PromoScience program on Friday, May 6. Based out of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Worlds UNBound works to increase the awareness of and interest in science, engineering and technology in a fun and supportive environment...

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City of Fredericton recognizes UNB community members as unsung heroes

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Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Two members of the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus community and the UNB International Student Association were honoured by the city of Fredericton at the 2016 Unsung Heroes Awards. Gail Storr, professor in the faculty of nursing, was recognized for her hard work in the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding rights and her advocacy for healthcare in New Brunswick....

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First MBA dual degree grad with the Burgundy School of Business

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Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Prince Attakora-Ofori is the first graduate from UNB Saint John’s dual-degree program with the Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon, France. Our arrangement with BSB, which began in 2002, offers the opportunity to get two degrees for the price of one, expanded academic offerings to students plus an internship in France, which deepens the international experience. “In a fierce job market,...

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Roberta Woodgate to discuss the impact of home care on families at the Arnie and Norma McAllister lecture

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Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


We often think of video games and virtual environments as a way for youth to escape reality— what about using them as a tool to understand youth more fully? Roberta Woodgate is doing just that, using innovative tools to capture the voices of those who often go unheard. She developed a therapeutic tool called EMÜD Universe, a computer video game/virtual environment that may be used for children...

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Professor is one of three finalists for Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year

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Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Christopher Baker was one of three finalists vying to be named “Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year,“ at the Canadian Open Data Summit this week. “Open Data is the path forward to giving citizens access to information and enabling data-driven debates on issues of public concern,” says Baker. “Open Data has already received good adoption in the USA, UK and other countries where it has...

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UNB student extends a hand to newcomers

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Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


When Fredericton began accepting refugees last year, Crestina Matta jumped at the chance to help. An undergraduate student in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick, Ms. Matta speaks Arabic and English and knew she would make the transition to Canadian soil easier for refugees. Since September 2015, Ms. Matta and fellow members of the Brunswick Street Baptist Church congregation...

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ACOA supports pilot project to commercialize UNB technologies

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Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today, World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible...

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Projects wow and students shine at engineering symposium

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Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The second annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium was held on March 31at the Fredericton Convention Centre, where final-year engineering students presented their capstone design projects to potential employers, industry and community partners, and the public.  Every engineering stream was represented: chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geodesy and geomatics, geological, mechanical,...

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Harrison McCain Foundation invests 1 25 million in UNB faculty

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Posted: April 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Faculty members at UNB now have increased research and teaching support, thanks to the generosity of a leading New Brunswick foundation.  The Harrison McCain Foundation has renewed the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1.25 million. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million, have four different areas of focus. They provide each recipient...

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UNB s Forestry and Environmental Management develops street tree management plan in partnership with the City of Fredericton

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


There are 22,205 trees lining the streets of Fredericton. You can trust that number, because forestry students at the University of New Brunswick visited each and every one. Over the past two years, the graduating UNB forestry classes spent months in the field assembling a street tree inventory before devising a street tree management plan for the City of Fredericton. The plan assessed the...

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UNB to launch campus community garden

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Campus Food Strategy Group at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University has recently been granted approximately a quarter acre of land to create a campus community garden. The group is part of the Campus Food Systems Project, a national network that supports campus-community collaboration and the creation of sustainable and healthy food systems on university campuses. The...

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Mystery Solved Traits Identified for Why Certain Chemicals Reach Toxic Levels in Food Webs

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Posted: April 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk to the environment. According to the study published today in Environmental Science & Technology, two traits were identified that indicate how chemicals can build up and reach toxic...

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10th annual New Brunswick high school programming competition to be held at UNB Saint John

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Over 30 high school teams from across New Brunswick are expected to arrive on our Saint John campus on May 6, 2016 for the 10th annual NB High School Programming Competition. Designed to provide a computer programming challenge for students in grades 9 – 12, contestants test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win prizes. “The competition is...

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The Peter Cundill Foundation provides support for students at University of New Brunswick s Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Peter Cundill Foundation is making a three-year commitment to the next generation of investment managers with a $120,000 gift to the Faculty of Business Administration's Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) at the University of New Brunswick. The support will bolster the operation of the Centre's Student Investment Fund, an academic program that provides experiential education for young...

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Faculty of Business receives award

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Faculty of Business at UNB Saint John has received the Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre (SJMNRC) at their 7th annual Volunteer Appreciation event held on Friday, April 15, 2016. The award is a result of the Faculty of Business partnering with the SJMNRC on initiatives over the course of the last year, including: A...

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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Two internationally recognized medical researchers, a decorated military officer, a medical student with a passion for global health initiatives and a lawyer committed to raising money for neonatal hospital care are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be saluted this week. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and one group at a gala dinner in Fredericton this...

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Learning the benefits of effective team communication

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The second annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) simulation occurred recently in Saint John. The entire day facilitated hands-on learning between third-year UNB Saint John Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students and third year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Respiratory Therapy (RT) students – using simulation as a tool to assist students in learning the importance of effective...

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UNB president welcomes Tuition Access Bursary

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell welcomed the announcement from the provincial government today extending free tuition to students from low- and middle-income families in New Brunswick. “I think the province has done the right thing here,” Dr. Campbell said. “I’m delighted. When we’re trying to recruit students from low-income backgrounds, they are particularly concerned at...

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Dr Thierry Chopin in São Paulo Brazil for the Monaco Blue Initiative

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Posted: April 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, was an invited panelist at the 7th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held in São Paulo, Brazil, April 3-4. MBI was launched in 2010 at the initiative of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the...

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Professor to help choose short list of women for new bank note

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Posted: April 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Bank of Canada is looking for a new face to display on a bank note, and it's relying on the expertise of one UNB professor. Margaret Conrad, professor emerita at UNB, is one of seven on an advisory panel tasked with choosing five to seven women who could be on a newly designed Canadian bank note. Dr. Conrad, a historian specializing in Canadian history and women’s studies, was asked to...

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UNB honoured for being a top contributor to the United Way

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick has earned a place in the top 10 of all United Way campaigns in the province. UNB was lauded at a recent ceremony held by the United Way at Government House in Fredericton for its efforts. UNB has been an active contributor to the charitable group’s campaigns for many years. The Fredericton campus has raised more than $62,685 in 2015 – ranking it sixth in central...

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UNB s BBA co-op gets the official thumbs up

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The bachelor of business administration (BBA) co-operative education program on UNB’s Fredericton campus has been running for over 16 years, providing students with the opportunity to combine paid work experience with their coursework. The program has been highly regarded by both students and employers and has just been accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education...

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Seamark Asset Management president is 2016-2017 executive in residence for UNB Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Seamark Asset Management president Don Wishart, CFA, CMA, CPA, is executive in residence for the University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Financial Studies (CFS).  In this volunteer role, Mr. Wishart will provide regular mentoring throughout the year to the students enrolled in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) course, as well as to the Director of the CFS, Glenn Cleland. “I am very grateful...

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UNB computer science research expo to feature Premier speakers from Israel

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is hosting a major computer science research expo this week that will focus on opportunities in cybersecurity, featuring remarks from Premier Brian Gallant, the Israeli ambassador to Canada and a high-tech entrepreneur from Israel. The Faculty of Computer Science at UNB is hosting the 2016 Research Expo at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton on Friday, April...

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UNB partners with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is continuing to expand its reach internationally on the autism intervention training front through new partnerships in France. UNB has partnered with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum, which will be re-designed for target employment in France. All developed curriculum will be co-shared for future opportunities of...

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UNB hosts free screening of feature length documentary The Millennial Dream

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Posted: April 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will be holding a free screening of the feature-length documentary The Millennial Dream on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 pm. The screening will take place in McLaggan Hall room 105 on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Filmmakers from Hemmings House Pictures, a media production company based in Saint John and Halifax, partnered with thought leaders and innovators in New...

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See literature in a new way through the work of Greek artist Nina Papaconstantinou

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Posted: April 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity, is hosting a free public lecture on the evolution of text copying and handwriting in the 21st century. The lecture, titled “A Curse To Thee, O Pen!” will be presented by Eleni Karavanidou on Monday April 4, in Carleton Hall 106. Ms. Karavanidou will explore the...

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Celebrate art and community in Fredericton with the Fool s Gold Ball

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Posted: March 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) Student Society invite you to a night of celebration at the Fool’s Gold Ball on April 1. The evening will feature performances from local bands Tortue, Sam Salmon and Van Lantz. UNB student artwork will be displayed, and local food and drink will be on hand for everyone’s...

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

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Carol Bruneau will read from her newest novel, These Good Hands on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Carol Bruneau is the author of four novels and two short fiction collections. Her first novel Purple for Sky won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading...

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Innovative students take home 9 100 in prizes after business pitch competition

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Some of the most promising and successful startups to come out of New Brunswick in recent years have emerged out of the Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program at the University of New Brunswick – companies like SmartSkin Technologies, Go-Go Gymnastics, Resson Aerospace, HotSpot Merchant Solutions, SimpTek Technologies, and Castaway Golf Technologies. The program’s annual pitch...

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RC student returns after state dinner with Prime Minister Trudeau

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Alec Boudreau, a third-year Renaissance College student at the University of New Brunswick, never thought changing schools after being bullied as a kid would have such a positive impact on his life. Mr. Boudreau, originally from Alberta, has spent several years serving as a champion for the French language. This strong advocacy for Francophone Canadian youth recently landed him a seat at a...

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University of New Brunswick receives 250 000 donation from Sun Life Financial to provide diabetes prevention and care resources

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A $250,000 donation from Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launch the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative to assist those living with diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease. The donation is part of Sun Life Financial's Team Up Against Diabetes program, and is another step towards the company’s...

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URec hosts giant Zumba class in support of the UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholars

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program has teamed up with URec to host the “biggest Zumba class ever” on Friday, April 1, in the Alberta Alumni Recreation Gymnasium at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Zumba class will begin at 12:10 pm and all members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. Donations will go...

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UNB students showcase their work at 2nd Annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: March 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its second annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBEngDesign) on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 am to 5 pm. The symposium, one of the faculty’s premier annual events, will showcase the designs of 300 final-year engineering students in all disciplinary capstone design courses. This year,...

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Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to speak as part of Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the faculty of education and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus are pleased to host a public talk by award-winning Canadian novelist and short story writer Joseph Boyden at Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a sacred pipe ceremony, the public...

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Global cyber-security based in New Brunswick UNB s role

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell Commentary Every day, headlines surrounding cybersecurity become grimmer, from attacks against power plants to hacks that can disable SUVs, to the loss of personal records in massive data breaches affecting retailers, hospitals, governments, universities and more. Credible entities put the global cost of cyberattacks at $400 billion last year, and predict losses exceeding...

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Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti to host roundtable on Trans-Pacific Partnership at UNB

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to a roundtable on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hosted by: Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, David Lametti March 30, 2016 | Roundtable: 4 - 5 pm Location: Carleton Hall, room 139; 19 Macauley Lane, UNB Fredericton campus The roundtable is part of the...

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UNB reacts to federal budget

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Government of Canada delivered Budget 2016 on Tuesday, outlining its most important fiscal priorities. UNB watched closely to determine the commitment of the new federal government to post-secondary issues and priorities.  Although programming details are not yet available, Budget 2016 appears to include several investments that may offer potential for a positive impact on UNB. Research and...

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UNB hosts New Brunswick announcement of 100 full-time positions in cybersecurity in Fredericton

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Posted: March 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “IBM is a leader in information technology and in cybersecurity. The...

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Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels reads at UNB

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Department of English, The Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Giller Prize-winning writer Sean Michaels. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Alumni Lounge, in the Alumni Memorial Building, on the UNB Fredericton campus. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sean Michaels’s Us...

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LGBTQ identities explored in new video game

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A group of youth have developed a new video game about their experiences in the LGBTQ+ community as part of a dissertation by University of New Brunswick PhD candidate in sociology, Nathan Thompson. The game is called fade and explores the varied micro-aggressions that many members of the community deal with on a daily basis. It also deals with non-binary gender identities, something people may...

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UNB to hold 2nd annual Powwow

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the 2nd annual UNB Powwow: “Dancing Towards Reconciliation” at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 12 to 5 p.m. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. This year, MWC has chosen to focus its theme on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in...

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Hopping about math

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John’s Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Promise Partnership recently hosted the 2016 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo...

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UNB researcher nabs innovation prize for pioneering work on energy systems

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s leading applied researchers. “I am truly humbled...

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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This fall, the University of New Brunswick will begin offering an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program. The UNB ABA Certificate Program is the first program of its kind in Atlantic Canada that meets the coursework requirements needed to apply for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) assistant level examination. The program can be completed via distance education or...

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UNB skates to CIS men s hockey gold

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds captured the CIS University Cup crown with a 3-1 win over the rival StFX X-Men in the gold medal game Sunday night at Scotiabank Centre. Last March, on the same Halifax ice surface, UNB claimed silver medals, after dropping a decision to the Alberta Golden Bears. This season, they took that final golden step. "The whole year we didn't want to...

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A year of sustainability at UNB s Fredericton campus

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Did you know that in the last year, the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus saved enough water to fill the an average Fredericton water tower 74 times? This is just one example of how UNB’s Fredericton campus is working to be environmentally sustainable. UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program has recently launched the first issue of The Green Review, an...

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Renaissance College students to share results of social impact activities

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the past seven months, students from the faculty of leadership studies at Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects. They will share the results of this work at the Renaissance College Leadership Program Symposium of Social Impact on Tuesday, March 22. “The Community Problem Solving and Research Project course takes our students out...

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Kinesiology professor named President of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick s board of directors

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Mary McKenna, professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and acting assistant dean in the school of graduate studies, has recently been named President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors. Dr. McKenna joined the Heart and Stoke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors in 2008. She is a registered dietitian with a...

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Pamela Palmater to deliver annual Nels Anderson lecture

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, social justice activist, and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, will present the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture. Her is talk titled “Sovereignty changes everything: understanding Canada’s commitment to nation-to-nation relations with First Nations”. The department of sociology and the law in society program will host the lecture on...

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President of Toastmasters International to recognize UNB MBA students

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President of Toastmasters International will be visiting MBA students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to recognize their speaking accomplishments. The students enrolled in the MBA professional development class have just completed a program through Toastmasters International called Speechcraft. The MBA professional development class is part of the first year of the...

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four University of New Brunswick Fredericton engineering students are designing a process which could see pulp manufacturers increase production. The students – Chris McNamara, Alaina Seymour, Lincoln Esau, and Jason Hearn – are designing the process as part of their senior chemical engineering course. The process is intended to help pulp manufacturers extract lignin from wood chips and...

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UNB student-consultants tackle youth engagement in New Brunswick

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Empowering children to speak up and then listening to what they have to say – it’s one of the most effective ways to advocate for the rights of youth. Four students from UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton are helping the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate’s Office (CYA) do just that. Lawyers and social workers at the CYA work to ensure that New Brunswick institutions and policies are...

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Author Sean Michaels to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series on Saint John campus

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Author Sean Michaels will read from Us Conductors on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Sean Michaels co-founded the music blog Said the Gramophone and writes for a wide range of publications including the Guardian and McSweeney’s. He has won two National Magazine Awards, as well as being the only author to win a Scotiabank Giller prize for a first novel. Us...

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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President’s Awards, now in their 16th year, honour staff and faculty members for their contributions to UNB. President’s Medals for 2016 will be presented to Ed Biden and Dave Morell of UNB’s Fredericton campus. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research and/or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at...

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It’s been a decade of launching local businesses for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME). TME at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its 10th annual Student Pitch Competition on Thursday, March 17 at the Wu Centre. Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the audience, which is comprised of judges, the public, and their fellow students. They...

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Wear Your Label launches DEFINE campaign to showcase reality of mental illness

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


A Fredericton-based clothing company is launching a new campaign to highlight the reality of mental illnesses and disorders. Wear Your Label, co-founded by Renaissance College graduate Kayley Reed, is working with Lance Blakney and Dee Wilkie for the project. Mr. Blakney is an alumnus of UNB Fredericton and works for the university’s media services department. Mr. Blakney and Wear Your Label...

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UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute receives 100 000 for wild Atlantic salmon conservation research through the Bud and Peggy Bird Fund

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Posted: March 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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As chairman emeritus of the Miramichi Salmon Association, J. W. Bud Bird (LLD ’87) is an enthusiastic salmon angler and conservationist, as was his late wife Peggy, who passed away in 2013. His donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick will help ensure that the mystery of declining wild Atlantic salmon stocks continues to be addressed by research...

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Students at nine universities across Atlantic Canada are checking their moods this March

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Posted: March 10, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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From March 14-25, students at participating universities are encouraged to use the MoodCheck app to track their moods. Twice a day, at random times, their phone will prompt them to check in and enter their mood, the activity they are taking part in, where they are, and who they are with. “The goal of this challenge is to motivate students to be mindful about how the things they do affect the...

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Author Michelle Butler Hallett reads from This Marlowe

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Canada Council for the Arts, UNB's department of English, the Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Michelle Butler Hallett at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Set in 1593, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe reveals two rival spymasters plotting to control succession after...

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Students Strive to Change the Story at YES Atlantic summit

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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What do you get when you have 27 students who are motivated to make a change in the region? YES Atlantic, a two-day summit designed to help "Change the Story" of Atlantic Canada, is a result of planning and preparation by some of New Brunswick’s most passionate students who are eager to change the narrative of this region. Every year, the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassadors host their...

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Dr Roger Saul on why we should pay attention to Hollywood s portrayal of schooling

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Roger Saul as part of its colloquium series. Dr. Saul will present his talk The Hollywood Syllabus: How Popular Movies Depict Schooling, and Why Paying Attention to Them Matters, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm in room 356 at Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The lecture’s central premise is that popular films are pedagogical...

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Josie McKinney presents on Identifying and Responding To Racism and Discrimination within our Public Institutions

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Atlantic at the University of New Brunswick, Under One Sky Head Start, New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development and the faculty of criminology and criminal justice’s women’s studies and gender studies program at St. Thomas University are pleased to present Josie McKinney, crown attorney for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, who will...

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Pieces of the Past The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and the Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis at the UNB Art Centre

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its 75th Anniversary celebration, Pieces of the Past: The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod & The Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis which runs from March 18 through May 13, 2016. The exhibition will open with the launch of Roslyn Rosenfeld’s book Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life on March 18 from 5 – 7 pm A joint publication of the...

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Engineering students crossing off tasks on time-sensitive bridge redesign

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Posted: March 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Redesigning and realigning part of a bridge is a daunting task, one that engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are up for. The senior civil engineering group, consisting of Mitchell Conrad, Amirnezam Fahkroo, Shaopei Duan, Chris Barrett, and Arianne Basuel, is working to redesign and realign the northern approach of the Tobique River Bridge.  There are many varied interests...

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Labour and Employment Board asks UNB to reinstate women s varsity hockey team revisit Gender Equity Policy

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Posted: March 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has issued a decision compelling UNB to reinstate a varsity women’s hockey team and to revisit the UNB Gender Equity Policy. This decision is the result of a lengthy legal process that first began in 2009. One year prior to that, on March 12, 2008, UNB announced that six of the then 14 varsity sports teams on the Fredericton campus would be...

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Greg Marquis publishes book on the history of policing in Canada

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Greg Marquis, professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at UNB Saint John, has published a book on the history of policing in Canada entitled The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Fernwood Publishing, 2016). In The Vigilant Eye, Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Naomi K Lewis

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick recently welcomed award-winning author Naomi K. Lewis as writer-in-residence in the English department. Ms. Lewis is an editor, teacher and award-winning writer based in Calgary. Ms. Lewis wrote her 2008 novel Cricket in a Fist while she was a graduate student at UNB. Her 2012 story collection won Enfield & Wizenty's Colophon Prize and was shortlisted for two...

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Aboriginal law being discussed at UNB s Ivan C Rand Memorial lecture

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick faculty of law is hosting its 22nd Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Canada’s Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows, in the Mary Louise Lynch Room in UNB Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. Dr. Borrows' lecture title is "A Critique and Application of Rights: The Indian Act and Self-Government.” Dr....

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Faculty of arts welcomes the public for Open Classrooms 2016

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind closed classroom doors in the faculty of arts, now’s your chance to find out. As part of Arts Expo 2016 – Open Classrooms, the faculty of arts at UNB Fredericton is opening close to 30 different classes to the public on March 1 and 2, 2016. UNB has a long informal history of inviting community members into the classroom, but this is the second year...

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UNB s David Lentz recognized for contribution to geoscience profession

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Posted: February 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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David Lentz, earth sciences professor and Economic Geology Chair at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the Loring W. Bailey Award. The L.W. Bailey Award is the most prestigious award a professional geoscientist can receive from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). Presented at APEGNB’s annual general meeting that took place on...

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The future is smaller as far as smart and sustainable goes

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Posted: February 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The German government is investing billions in smart city technologies as a driver of economic growth, including renewable energy and smart mobility, and is reimagining scale while doing so. Water will be treated mainly at building or neighbourhood levels, not municipal. Seamless intermodal connectivity at the local level will be key to sustainable transportation. Energy needs will be met...

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars for 2016-2017. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a four-year (2015-2019) total of...

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URec hosting cyclethon in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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URec at the University of New Brunswick will host the fourth annual cyclethon in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick on Feb. 26, 2016. All are welcome to participate in any of the 13 classes being held throughout the day, no membership required. For the second year in a row, URec is offering cyclists the chance to earn up to 50 per cent off a four-month or one year URec...

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UNB to hold series of creativity and innovation tours of unique spaces on Fredericton campus

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Posted: February 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting a series of creativity and innovation tours on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour destinations include: The UNB Art Centre, The Pond Deshpande Centre, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, UNB Media Lab, The Mi'kmaq- Wolastoqey Centre and more. Each tour will meet at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton...

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Phillip Crymble Gerard Beirne and R W Gray celebrate book launches

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s department of English, The Fiddlehead and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a triple-decker celebration of the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Phillip Crymble's first full-length collection, Not...

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Scholarships for international placements totalling 180 000 awarded at UNB

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to more than $180,000 provided through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, students from the University of New Brunswick will be able to get hands-on experience in their field of study while earning academic credit. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of...

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UNB prof develops novel exercise program for overweight Canadians

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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A University of New Brunswick kinesiology professor is recruiting participants for a study to see if her new exercise program can get people who don’t like exercise to be active. Danielle Bouchard has developed a program called Resistance+ that she’s hoping will help people overcome the barriers that most overweight Canadians cite for not exercising - lack of time and lack of...

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UNB professor to deliver public lecture about Einstein s ripples

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this discovery on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 pm in Room 146 of Bailey...

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Commentary Flag s story should become more widely appreciated

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Flag's story should become more widely appreciated Constantine Passaris Feb. 15, 1965, was a very special day in Canada's history. On that day, Canada adopted a new flag. The red maple leaf that today flies on the rooftops and is unfurled at official ceremonies became Canada's official standard on that day. This year our flag marks its 51st anniversary. However, the story...

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Commentary Rivers Institute puts science into action

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Rivers Institute puts science into action Rick Cunjak Our mission at the Canadian Rivers Institute is to ‘make every river a healthy river.’ As vision statements go, it sounds simple enough. In practise, it’s an incredibly complex undertaking - but it’s one of the reasons our institute has remained at the forefront of river science around the world, and why we’re proud to celebrate...

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Inside the resettlement process A town hall on how refugees come to Canada

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society will hold a public information session on the refugee resettlement process on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 pm at the J. Kent Auditorium in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. This town hall event is the follow-up event to the Jan. 26 public information session on the history of the...

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UNB Law students host conference to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference was held on Friday, Feb.12 in the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. The UNB International Law Society, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hosts a conference every year to create a forum to discuss the foundations of the international humanitarian law and the necessity and application of...

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Visiting McCain Scholar Dr Chen-Fen Yvonne Chen presents on aging populations long-term care and a migrant workforce

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Chen-Fen (Yvonne) Chen, a Harrison McCain Foundation visiting professor from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University will present a colloquium on Feb. 19, 2016, from 3:30 – 5 pm at Keirstead Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The title of her presentation will be: “Insider or outsider: Does it matter? A study on the situations and policies affecting migrant care workers in Taiwan’s long-term...

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BizED2025 Business education in the 21st Century

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday February 19 Carlisle Institute in partnership with UNB Saint John will be hosting the fourth and final BizEd2025 symposium, Summit 2016 - exploring the need for change in university business education and the increasing global challenges facing our province. ”We have made a few changes to the format for this fourth and final symposium,” explains Dr. Greg Fleet assistant dean of the...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates 75th anniversary

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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In 2016, the UNB Art Centre will celebrate its 75th anniversary by reflecting on the contributions of the many individuals and circumstances that have made the Art Centre such an important part of the cultural, artistic and educational communities at UNB and across Fredericton and area. A series of events and exhibitions are planned to help commemorate the occasion, including films, lectures,...

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Approach for the evolution of aquaculture practices featured at the Seafood Fusion Festival in Brest France

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November...

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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole O’Byrne has been selected as a CETL visiting scholar as part of her sabbatical program (January to June 2016). Nicole is an associate professor at the faculty of law where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Aboriginal Peoples and the Law. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Dr. O’Byrne has presented at...

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UNB researcher examines link between violence and heart health

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Posted: February 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Can heartbreak cause heart disease? UNB assistant professor Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey’s research is some of the first to examine the link between women who have experienced violence and their heart health. Dr. Scott-Storey was interested to see if women who have experienced violence, are at a higher risk for heart disease. It’s a topic that’s garnering a lot of interest these days. Violence is so...

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Emera New Brunswick donates 150 000 to UNB Saint John bursary program

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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With a generous donation of $150,000, Emera New Brunswick is increasing its investment in graduates of Hazen White-St. Francis School who are attending the University of New Brunswick. The gift will further enhance the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary, which is awarded on the basis of financial need to UNB students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis....

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Handwritten skills for the digital age UNB Libraries Introduction to Palaeography

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Libraries is holding a two-part palaeography session on the Fredericton campus to teach techniques and strategies students can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts. This is the first time that UNB Libraries will hold a workshop on palaeography, or the study of old handwritten documents. Library assistant Dr. Leah Grandy came up with the idea for the session after noticing...

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Making every river a healthy river UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute celebrates 15 years

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. Since launching in 2001, the CRI has become internationally recognized as the go-to source for advancing river, estuary, and watershed sciences and ecological sustainability. It is a collaboration of researchers at UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a mandate to develop the aquatic...

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UNB alumnus pledges support for law students

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Giving something back to UNB through support for its students matters to respected law graduate Vaughn MacLellan (LLB ’95). He and his wife, Tiffany, recently committed $100,000 to enhance the MacLellan Family Scholarship, which they created to support and encourage accomplished law students who are assuming volunteer leadership positions within UNB's faculty of law, the University or the...

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UNB researcher rules out spacetime structures in new research

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of space and time. Dr. Husain’s research in this paper...

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UNB students creating golf prosthesis for above-elbow amputees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


It hasn’t been a hole-in-one for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) students creating a golf prosthesis to help amputees, but this year they’re looking to sink the putt. Trevor Scott and Lucas Pupek, mechanical engineering students at UNB Fredericton, are two in a long line of students who have attempted to design and create a device that allows above-elbow amputees to hold onto and swing a...

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UNB Student Union to hold mitten drive in support of Syrian refugees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Multicultural Association of Fredericton has identified a need for waterproof gloves and mittens for newcomers in the region, especially for children. The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is running a mitten drive from Feb. 15-26 in support of UNB’s efforts in helping Syrian refugees settle in our community. The UNBSU will have donation boxes in the Harriet Irving Library, Student Union Welcome...

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Standing ovation Rockin the stage overcoming academic anxiety workshop

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


What do athletes, class presenters, performing artists and thesis defenders have in common? They are all required to perform even when they are nervous or worried about the outcome. UNB Counselling Services offers a recurring workshop that uses sport psychology principles including cognitive behavioural therapy to help students overcome academic related anxiety. “Standing ovation - Rocking the...

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Three Canada Research Chairs announced for UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Three University of New Brunswick professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), reinforcing UNB’s presence as a research leader in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Karen Kidd, Dr. Scott Pavey and Dr. Bruce Balcom have each been awarded one of the prestigious research chairs, one of the nation’s highest research honours. “These are outstanding researchers and leaders in their fields – so clearly...

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Studying dangers of one-handed cell phone use personal for UNB researcher

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Posted: February 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Modern technology and all its convenience also brings with it new health risks. The awkward or uncomfortable experience of texting with one hand could actually cause injury. Rachelle Bernier, a first-year biomechanical engineering graduate student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is currently studying repetitive strain injury (RSI) to uncover health implications associated with...

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Award-winning poet writer and journalist Shannon Webb-Campbell to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


Shannon Webb-Campbell will read from Still No Word on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Whitebone Lounge in the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre. Shannon Webb-Campbell is an award-winning poet, writer and journalist of mixed Aboriginal ancestry. She is the inaugural winner of EGALE Canada’s Out in Print Award and was the Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2014 critic-in-residence.  Webb-Campbell...

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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Welcome to the Year of Creativity - an interdisciplinary collaboration that stretches across faculties, departments and centres at UNB as well as across community organizations in Fredericton. This academic year (Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016) has been designated the Year of Creativity and features a wide range of events to raise the visibility of creative practices taking place on UNB’s Fredericton...

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick held the fourth annual Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: “Celebrating Language Carriers” on Jan. 28. UNB’s first Elder-in-Residence, Gwen Bear was an avid speaker, language and culture teacher; one of her great ambitions was to see more youth speaking the Wolastoqey language. Previous lectures have featured speakers and former...

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell expressed relief that the province was able to protect education, including universities, in today’s budget. “Government was faced with many tough choices as it deals with the fiscal reality facing the province,” said Dr. Campbell. “There is no doubt that the impact of this budget on our university could have been much worse.” Measures in the...

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A breakthrough in Big Image Data

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Researchers on our Saint John campus have been collaborating with Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School to find an efficient way to search biomedical images. Dr. Chris Baker, computer science department chair, and Ahmad Bukhari, PhD student, were approached by fellow researchers from Yale Medical School interested in collaborating on finding a way to unlock information associated...

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Esri Canada to open GIS Centres of Excellence at UNB and York University

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Centres will promote collaborative and innovative use of geographic technology for research and learning across disciplines Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has named the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and York University (York) to its growing network of GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education. The network of centres increases the...

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UNB law prof helps make private Syrian refugee sponsorship easier for NBers

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


New Brunswick residents who are interested in assisting with the refugee crisis will soon have more support at their disposal. Thanks to the leadership of UNB law professor Hilary Young, a new chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) will launch in New Brunswick. The program brings together pro bono lawyers, law students, and sponsorship experts to offer support to those looking...

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UNB s newly renovated data centre builds the foundation for the next level of shared IT Services in NB PEI higher education

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB’s refurbished data centre, located on the Fredericton campus, provides secure, reliable, economical and sustainable IT facilities for the higher education sector. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated data centre on Tuesday, February 2, at 9 a.m. The event will include a site tour, photographs and brief message from UNB President, Dr....

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NB Power Siemens and UNB launch network to spur innovation

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are providing local and global companies with a new testing platform to drive innovation and support business ideas for development and export to world energy markets. The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today. “The federal government is committed to supporting innovation that helps to fight climate...

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University of New Brunswick hosting annual career fair

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton is hosting its annual Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, from 10 am to 3 pm. Students and alumni from UNB, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are invited to meet with more than 50 companies from the province and beyond. For the second career fair this year, UNB...

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New EarthView3D technology developed at UNB

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Posted: January 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick researcher, Yun Zhang, is no stranger to Google Maps. In 2000, he participated in a Street View project led by YC Lee that resulted in Google Street View. Now he’s invented what he hopes will be the next generation of Google Maps called EarthView3D. Dr. Zhang is a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing in UNB’s faculty of engineering. He says...

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Dr Marcea Ingersoll presents Tales from the Journey of International Teaching

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


UNB Fredericton’s faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Marcea Ingersoll as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. In this talk “Tales from the Journey of International Teaching”, Dr. Ingersoll will share research stories about Canadian educators and the journey of international teaching. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. for this free...

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Gwynne Dyer to deliver annual Graham Lecture Don t Panic But You Can Worry a Little

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gwynne Dyer will deliver the annual Dominick S. Graham Memorial Lecture, “Don’t Panic – But You Can Worry a Little”, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the J. Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Born in Newfoundland, Dyer received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a PhD in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 22, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


We are pleased to provide you with an update on the public health issue at UNB Fredericton involving a student who was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Public Health has reported that an infectious disease specialist in Moncton, who was consulted with on this case, believes that it’s very unlikely that the UNB student who was diagnosed was ever contagious. That said, Public Health is still...

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Internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar to deliver Pacey lecture

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto will deliver the 2016 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Dr. Kamboureli is an internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar and the author of many groundbreaking publications. She will present “Money Stories from Qamani'tauq: Art, Modernity, and the Canadian...

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Free workshop how to disseminate knowledge and secure research funding using film

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Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events


As part of the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity a DOCTalk workshop titled “how to disseminate knowledge & secure research funding using film” is being held in Fredericton. This will be the second workshop in a three part series about using film for knowledge mobilization. The workshop will be held on Jan. 28, 2016 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Millham room of the Harriet Irving Library...

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The problem of ISIS and the Syrian Civil War Public information session

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick is eager to do our part to help refugees settle into our community. We are currently working with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton (MCAF) and other community groups on a coordinated effort. Dr. Cindy Brown, Program Coordinator and Communications Manager for UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society has organized a public information session...

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UNB alumnus named ambassador to the United States

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


David MacNaughton, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named Canadian ambassador to the United States. A business leader, political strategist and strategy consultant, Mr. MacNaughton is currently chairman of StrategyCorp Inc. The appointment will see Mr. MacNaughton, a 1971 bachelor of arts graduate, attempt to improve Canada-U.S. relations, while dealing with ongoing issues...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


As a follow up to the message sent to the UNB community on Friday, Jan 15 regarding a student on our Fredericton campus diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), we would like to provide you with the following update. The University has cooperated fully with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. We have assisted Public Health in establishing a list of those that could have...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick has learned that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). The University is cooperating with Fredericton’s Public Health Office in their investigation and management of this case. We are assisting Public Health in establishing a list of those who could have potentially been in contact with the affected person,...

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Madison Long receives SRC Leadership Award

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Madison Long is a well-known name around the UNB Saint John campus. Not only for her superior performance on the pitch, but for the academics, extra-curricular involvement, and volunteer work. The 4th year women’s soccer star, currently in her 4th year of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education program was awarded with the UNB Saint John Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Leadership...

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UNB research could result in cheaper more eco-friendly solar power

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Thanks to a new finding by University of New Brunswick chemical engineering researcher and Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology, Felipe Chibante, solar energy could be produced much cheaper and with a smaller environmental footprint. A world-leader in nanotechnology, Dr. Chibante and his team of UNB students and staff have developed a method to produce a type of carbon used in solar cells...

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Commentary Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Commentary: Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement  Constantine Passaris Canada has always had a soft spot for refugees. Refugee movements have shaped Canada’s history, empowered its economy, defined its social fabric and influenced its political direction. It all started with the arrival of the Loyalists to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783 seeking a safe haven from the American...

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Dietitian Anna Jackson joins Student Health Centre

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The Student Health Centre is pleased to welcome registered dietitian Anna Jackson to the team. A graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition Program from Mount Saint Vincent University, her experience is based in community, clinical and administrative settings. Jackson is a member of the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians and Dietitians of Canada. Dietitian services at the Student Health...

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Recognizing teaching excellence

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Departmental and faculty teaching awards UNB Saint John’s faculty of science, applied science & engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were recently presented at Faculty Council on November 30, 2015 by Dean Ruth Shaw. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: John Johnson (biological sciences), Nancy Logue (nursing & health sciences), Connie...

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UNB s Writer-in-Residence Naomi K Lewis and author Mark Anthony Jarman to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Saint John


UNB’s Writer-in-Residence Naomi K. Lewis will read from I Know Who You Remind Me Of and Shy: An Anthology and author Mark Anthony Jarman will read from Knife Party at the Hotel Europa on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. This year’s UNB Writer-in-Residence, Naomi K. Lewis lives in Calgary where she writes, edits and teaches. She co-edited the popular 2013...

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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

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Posted: January 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Caleb Grove (BSCE Mechanical, 2015), has begun a project through his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems, to develop sustainable energy systems for use in rural Africa. Mr. Grove and his family moved from New Brunswick to Cameroon when he was eight years old. Three years later they settled into the small rural community of Bambalang, in the mountainous...

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Air Canada creates scholarship honouring former Chairman President and CEO Claude Taylor

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Posted: January 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Air Canada is investing $100,000 at the University of New Brunswick over the next 5 years to create a scholarship in honour of its former Chairman, President and CEO Claude Taylor (DCL ’80). Born in Salisbury, NB in 1925, Claude Taylor was a proud New Brunswicker. His career in the aviation industry spanned from 1949 to 1992, beginning as a passenger agent with TCA in Moncton. He was appointed...

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UNB economic class talks money with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

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Posted: January 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Approximately15 University of New Brunswick fourth-year economics students took part in a Google Hangout with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau yesterday to discuss their priorities in this year’s upcoming federal budget. UNB was among eight universities across the country to participate in the Google Hangout where several university students posed questions to Minister Morneau about issues...

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UNB Saint John honours retirees faculty and staff

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Posted: January 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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At a recent holiday reception UNB Saint John honoured retirees, faculty and staff for their invaluable service. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (FEAT) recipients: Leslie Jeffrey, faculty of arts, department of history and politics Lee Jolliffe, faculty of business, hospitality and tourism Li-Hong Xu, faculty of science, applied science and engineering, department of physics Recipients...

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