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UNB names Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


After an intense two-day process called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute, at the University of New Brunswick, has named the 10th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $63 million in revenue and 550 employees across the Greater Atlantic Area. With 419 nominations this year, the 28 cohorts faced...

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UNB provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


University is filled with class time, lectures and tests. However, the University of New Brunswick extends learning beyond the classroom through a new program that helps students develop personal and professional skills that they will use in the future in work or grad school. The program focuses on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, anything that extends their academic learning...

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UNB launches postdoctoral fellowship program

Communications

Posted: May 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Two New Purdy Crawford Fellowships in Public Policy will support applied research with immediate impact The University of New Brunswick has launched a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program to honour one of Canada’s most respected business leaders, the late Dr. Purdy Crawford, CC. The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility supports UNB researchers who will...

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New 3D metal printing centre of excellence to revolutionize marine industry manufacturing

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today marks the launch of Canada’s first research centre for 3D metal printing for the marine and defence industries. The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the first of its kind in Canada to combine research, commercialization and workforce development and training. This initiative is the result of a partnership forged...

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UNB and CUPE ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have ratified a four-year renewal Collective Agreement. Considering the current fiscal environment both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2017-2018 budget

Communications

Posted: May 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2017-2018 budget, which represents the first of a three-year plan to balance the operating budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year. “The UNB 2017-2018 budget focuses on continued investments in our academic mission and research, while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB...

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UNB showcases items to be placed in 50-year time capsule

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is showcasing items today, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, that will soon be sealed in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years. To celebrate the new kinesiology building project currently underway on UNB’s Fredericton campus and to commemorate the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium – home of UNB’s faculty of kinesiology for nearly 60 years – the university is placing a time...

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UNB forges partnership with Israeli cybersecurity initiative marking a first

Communications

Posted: May 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is forging a formal partnership with a major Israeli cybersecurity initiative to spur greater innovation, economic development and collaboration in the field of cyber research. UNB is the first Canadian university to sign a collaboration agreement with CyberSpark, Israel's cyber innovation arena – a move both sides herald as a path to greater advancement and...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John this week, four valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2017. The university will also honour seven outstanding professors. UNB’s 188th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 17 and...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded to four UNB students

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Four Atlantic Canadian high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, saluting their dedication to the community, leadership skills 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...

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UNB faculty of nursing receives donation from Allscripts Canada​

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick has received a significant software donation that will help prepare student nurses for success in the workplace. The global electronic medical records company, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., with Canadian head office located in Richmond, B.C., has donated an experiential learning subscription, Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic...

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Math whizzes from across province to descend on UNB campuses for annual competition

Communications

Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The 35th Annual Mathematics Competition for grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place at the University of New Brunswick this Friday, May 12, 2017. About 1,200 New Brunswick students will travel to the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of l’Université de Moncton to write a multiple-choice competition. The...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Middle and high school students from across New Brunswick will put their computer programming skills to the test at two annual competitions hosted by the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. "As a leader in computer science, UNB is proud to be hosting these events again this year,” said Ruth Shaw, professor of computer science at UNB Saint John and co-ordinator of both events....

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will grant four honorary degrees during its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 17, 18 and 19. The recipients are: Heidi Shyu will receive a doctor of science degree in Fredericton on May 17 at 10 a.m. Heidi Shyu, who earned a bachelor of science degree at UNB in 1976, immigrated from Taiwan to Japan, then to the United States when...

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UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering saluted with Innovation Champion award

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick was recently named the province’s Innovation Champion at the Knowledge and Innovation Recognition Awards, continuing a legacy of more than 50 years of leading-edge research. The awards, known as the KIRAs, were presented May 4, 2017 at a gala event at the Fredericton Convention Centre, saluting innovation across all...

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Researchers expand training in effort to improve health and habits of preschoolers

Communications

Posted: May 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick and the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and partners in Saskatchewan, are developing online training for early childhood educators based on findings from their recent study that saw improvements in nutrition and improved gross motor skills among preschoolers in...

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Two members of the UNB community win international young scientist awards

Communications

Posted: May 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick alumnus Dr. Chris Watson and UNB PhD candidate David Themens have each won a prestigious international award for their research of the upper atmosphere in the Canadian Arctic. Both recently found out they will be receiving the Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award. The Young Scientist Awards will be presented at the General Assembly of International Union of...

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Luigi Benedicenti named dean of computer science at UNB

Communications

Posted: May 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Luigi Benedicenti will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of computer science. Dr. Benedicenti is currently professor and program chair at the University of Regina. He has previously held positions as associate vice-president academic and associate dean of engineering at Regina. He is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and a member of the Canadian Engineering...

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UNB Varsity Reds hockey player named a top Canadian university athlete

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hockey player Philippe Maillet has been named winner of one of two 2017 BLG Awards, recognizing the top male and female university athletes in Canada. “I had to take a breath and get up slowly,” Mr. Maillet said about hearing his name called at a ceremony in Calgary on May 1. “It’s a surreal feeling to be voted the top male athlete in Canadian...

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