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UNB hosts internationally renowned author with lecture entitled Is Donald Trump Good for Climate Change

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The British author behind the book Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change will be in Fredericton next week to give a public lecture entitled “Is Donald Trump Good for Climate Change?” George Marshall, an internationally respected researcher on climate change communications and co-founder of the U.K.-based Climate Outreach, will deliver a one-hour lecture...

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UNB places 50-year time capsule in new kinesiology building

Communications

Posted: September 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


To celebrate the new kinesiology building project currently underway on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus and to commemorate the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, the university placed a time capsule in the cornerstone of the new building today. Members of the university community, alumni and community members gathered to watch as the time capsule was lowered into a concrete column...

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UNB researcher presents new technology at G20 summit

Communications

Posted: September 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Chris Baker is in Berlin, Germany this week to present a new data federation technology at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Chief Scientists of the G20 (MACS-G20). Dr. Baker, chair of the computer science department at UNB’s campus in Saint John, will be presenting new technologies showing how open data sets can be integrated to provide decision...

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50th reunion class returns to the UNB for Homecoming weekend

Communications

Posted: September 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Class of 1967 has been hard at work preparing for its milestone 50th reunion, with one of the largest reunion classes coming back to reminisce and reconnect in Fredericton for UNB’s Homecoming celebrations during Canada’s 150th year. Homecoming 2017, running from Thursday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 1, includes a variety of celebrations for all alumni and friends, including the Homecoming...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence

Communications

Posted: September 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Patti LaBoucane-Benson and illustrator Kelly Mellings will read from their award-winning book, The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In this graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about...

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Poet Sheree Fitch and retired UNB professor Anne Hunt create collection of beloved children s poems

Communications

Posted: September 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new collection of Atlantic Canadian poetry for children is being launched at the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus this Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things – edited by beloved children’s poet Sheree Fitch and long-time educator Anne Hunt – promises to take children of all ages on a journey through whimsy,...

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UNB and STU partner with Foundation for Environmental Stewardship to host Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students, staff, and faculty at UNB and STU are partnering with the UN accredited Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to host an exciting training opportunity for youth on Oct. 21. In celebration of Canada 150th, the Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Canada aims to mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the goals through 100 local actions and 50 trainings...

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UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival presents The Toronto Consort

Communications

Posted: September 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival will present the renowned Toronto Consort performing Shakespeare’s Songbook in Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. The performance is free of charge to students, staff and faculty of UNB Saint John (UNB ID required). Tickets for off-campus audience members ($20 adults, $15...

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Have You Been Hacked Yet? UNB professor pens guide to protecting yourself online

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick cybersecurity expert has co-authored a new guide aimed at helping people safeguard themselves in a dangerous online age. Dr. Natalia Stakhanova, an assistant professor at UNB’s faculty of computer science and New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, says Have You Been Hacked Yet? How to Protect Your Personal and Financial Information Today...

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UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series to kick off 2017 18 season

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2017-18 season with Wayne Clifford reading from his 14th book of poetry, Flying the Truck on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Flying the Truck is the result of Wayne Clifford’s two years as poet-in-residence with the New Brunswick Museum during its Grand Lake...

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New website offers insight into Atlantic salmon stocks as scientists embark on revival effort

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new website launched by scientists determined to revive Atlantic salmon stocks is detailing fish counts in the Miramichi River thanks to their network of underwater sonar cameras. Researchers with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick are leading the research project for the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST), a partnership of scientists,...

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UNB innovators nab Startup Canada awards

Communications

Posted: September 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick dominated the regional Startup Canada awards for entrepreneurship Thursday night, with three of its innovators being recognized by the national organization for their commitment and achievement. At a gala event at the Fredericton Convention Centre, UNB cybersecurity pioneer Dr. Ali Ghorbani was honoured by Startup Canada with its Senior Entrepreneur Award...

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The McCain Foundation invests $1.25 million in innovation program at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced the creation of a postdoctoral fellowship program focused on innovation. Thanks to a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation, the new fellowships aim to equip PhD graduates with the resources they need to transform their research into a product ready for market. These two- to three-year fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year and will be...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

Posted: September 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will come alive with excitement this week as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university’s campuses once again. Media are invited to attend the orientation activities below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Sara Rothman UNB Saint John: Renea Leskie Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday,...

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