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UNB researchers study whether love for hockey can help middle-aged men lose weight

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Posted: December 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are turning to the campus hockey arena to seek recruits for a novel new study testing whether male bonding and passion for sport can bolster the health of overweight sports fans. Kinesiology and psychology researchers at the university are on the lookout for middle-aged men who are avid fans of UNB’s nationally ranked men's Varsity Reds hockey...

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UNB to develop smart grid solutions for industry and utilities

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Posted: December 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Funding of more than $4.3 million will help refine technology to promote renewable energy Investing in next-generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, meet the world’s future energy needs and help realize our climate change goals. Thanks to an investment of more than $4.3 million from the Government of Canada and Emera Inc.,...

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UNB researchers named among top researchers for Canada 150

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Posted: December 18, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Four University of New Brunswick researchers are being hailed as among Canada’s top emerging innovators. The national not-for-profit organization Mitacs is saluting 150 researchers from all across Canada who it says are shaping the future of the country. The researchers highlighted represent various academic disciplines, and mirror Canada’s diversity and innovative spirit. “For Canada’s...

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UNB's J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship recruits new director for startup accelerators

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Posted: December 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick has recruited a new executive who brings additional might to its efforts to propel new startups. Prior to his appointment as managing director, accelerator programs, Joe Allen served as director of investments for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. “I couldn’t be more...

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Startup to showcase microhome powered completely by renewable energy

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Posted: December 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Mbissa Energy, a technology startup focused on bringing renewable energy to underserved markets, invites stakeholders, partners, and media to visit the location of its New Brunswick microhome and meet founder Caleb Grove on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Guests will learn how Mbissa’s technology can transform lives not only in rural Africa, where the company has established a key beachhead for...

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UNB earns silver in worldwide sustainability ranking

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Posted: December 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is the first in the province to earn a silver rating in a worldwide ranking of sustainable practices among institutions of higher learning. The evaluation by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education found UNB’s energy score was among the best by participating Canadian universities. The...

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UNB to honour Montreal Massacre victims

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Posted: December 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John next week 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 28th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women...

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Global study reveals first glimpse of wintering habit of puffins may help in effort to revive populations

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Posted: November 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


For the first time, researchers have been able to track the movements of puffin populations in the winter – a breakthrough that they hope will help provide clues to ensure the long-term survival of the species. In an international study involving researchers from the University of New Brunswick, scientists were able to track the cold weather habits of puffins in the North Atlantic. Over the...

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UNB student to explore remote crater after winning prestigious international award

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Posted: November 29, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prestigious international award will allow a University of New Brunswick student to study a remote impact crater in Canada’s Far North that has remained unexplored by science for 50 years. Maree McGregor, a graduate student in earth sciences with UNB’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, will be heading to the Nicholson Lake impact crater, located about 600 kilometres east of Yellowknife in...

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Are we teaching history wrong UNB s Alan Sears to deliver the 2017 Eaton Lecture

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Posted: November 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Has the study of history been overlooked in today’s schools? Alan Sears, professor of education at the University of New Brunswick, will explore the role of history in school curricula and its implications for social and civic engagement in the 2017 Eaton Lecture. This year’s Eaton Lecture will be held on Dec. 4 in Toronto. According to Dr. Sears, history has lost ground in school curricula,...

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UNB Board vice-chair named one of Canada s 100 Most Powerful Women

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Posted: November 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The vice-chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The Women’s Executive Network, an international organization that creates networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for executive-minded women, released its picks for the country’s 100 most powerful women last week. Ms. Tingley was selected in the RBC Champions...

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UNB researcher earns high honour

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Posted: November 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, is to be inducted later this week as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences. An internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Nason-Clark’s innovative research on religion and domestic violence has altered how...

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Conference in Fredericton to examine philosophy of espionage aboriginal life cold weather climates

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University are this week hosting the first major international conference dedicated to exploring a uniquely Canadian philosophy. Drawing on presentations and speeches by prominent and emerging scholars of philosophy from both Canada and the United States, the “What is Canadian Philosophy?” conference from Nov. 23 to 25 is being held in honour of...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature reading by novelist Michael Kaan

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Novelist Michael Kaan will read from The Water Beetles on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of Saint John campus. Mr. Kaan was born in Winnipeg, the second child of a father from Hong Kong and a Canadian mother. The Water Beetles is his first novel, and is a finalist for a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award. Written in restrained, yet beautiful...

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Silver Wave Film Festival shines spotlight on talent at UNB

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick students, staff and faculty had a strong showing at the 17th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival. Two of the three films nominated for Best New Brunswick Short Drama or Comedy were from UNB alumni or faculty, while other films received multiple nominations. UNB Saint John bachelor of arts alumna Tracey Lavigne premiered her first film to great acclaim. Ms. Lavigne’s...

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UNB researcher appointed to federal climate change panel

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Posted: November 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Louise Comeau, director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick, has been appointed to a federal panel examining how Canada is coping in the face of a warming planet. Ottawa’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results will make recommendations on how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial...

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UNB researchers explore struggle among youth to reconcile sex and religious beliefs

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Posted: November 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Religious youth are experiencing conflict between their beliefs and their initial sexual experiences, and it may be impacting their self-identity and relationship with religion, a new study has found. UNB psychology professor Dr. Scott Ronis and student researcher Camille Garceau didn’t set out to explore the dynamic between sex and religion. But it was a subject that kept coming up when...

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UNB researchers release first-ever study of nurse practitioners in the province

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Posted: November 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A landmark study by University of New Brunswick researchers is shedding light on the work of nurse practitioners in the province for the first time since they were licensed to practise here in 2002. Senior Teaching Associate Sharon Hamilton and Assistant Professor Tracey Rickards, both of UNB’s faculty of nursing, collected survey data from close to 100 nurse practitioners and nearly 700...

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Conference at UNB explores the value of creativity

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Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Nora Young, Canadian broadcaster and host of CBC’s Spark, believes everyone can be creative. Ms. Young is one of three keynote speakers scheduled to talk at the Creative Connections Conference at the University of New Brunswick this Thursday, Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 18. She will deliver her talk Friday, Nov. 17 at noon. The conference is being held at the Wu Conference Centre in partnership...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2017

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced that New Brunswick students, Taylor Lee of Second Falls, N.B. and Brianna Forbes of Targettville, N.B. are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000.00 ($10,000.00 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB’s Saint John campus with a history of exemplary achievements as students,...

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UNB salutes three changemakers with teaching awards

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Posted: November 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Three University of New Brunswick educators are being saluted by students and colleagues for transforming the classroom experience. Assistant dean of science Katherine Barclay, physics professor Ben Newling and chemistry instructor Valerie Reeves have received awards recognizing their dedication to innovative teaching. Whether it is fostering a positive environment, designing a course to...

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Governor general pays visit to UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her first official visit to New Brunswick, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, toured UNB’s world-class Institute of Biomedical Engineering on Nov. 7. Greeted by Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, and Karen Cunningham, vice-president (administration and finance), on arrival, the Governor General was led on a tour of the institute’s...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2018

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


For the fifth time in six years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2018 yesterday. UNB is one of five Canadian universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re so pleased to be named as one of the country’s top employers again this year,” says Eddy Campbell,...

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UNB professor to be inducted as a Chevalier Knight in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France

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Posted: November 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is to be awarded the distinction of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France for his work as a researcher, teacher and communicator in the field of marine biology and aquaculture. Dr. Chopin will be invested into the Order by Her Excellency, Mrs. Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Pauline Dakin

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Well-known CBC journalist Pauline Dakin will read from her book RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square. Ms. Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television and print, she was also a senior producer...

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UNB Remembers ceremony to commemorate service and sacrifice

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s fifth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Monday, Nov. 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the impact of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond...

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Novelist Ann Eriksson to read at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Ann Eriksson, novelist and biologist, will read from The Performance on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge at UNB’s Fredericton campus and as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Eye-opening and compelling, Ms. Eriksson’s The Performance is rooted in the narrator’s feelings of compassion,...

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Second annual Open Data Visualization Challenge to showcase the power of open data

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you know that after installing the moose fence along Highway 7, the number of vehicle collisions with moose dropped dramatically? Thanks to last year’s Open Data Visualization Challenge winners, this was demonstrated conclusively in front of private industry, educators and government – and included recommendations for future fence placements. The New Brunswick Social Policy Research...

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Lawyer who represented Omar Khadr coming to UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, will be giving a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 26. Dennis Edney practises criminal and constitutional law and has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Supreme Court. He will be...

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Renowned fish ecologist to speak at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prominent American ecologist who specializes in fish populations and community ecology will be delivering the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Kirk Winemiller is regents professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on fish populations and community ecology,...

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Robotics and bionics innovator to speak at UNB

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A Norwegian engineer behind research as diverse as bionic limbs, robotic submarines and an artificial organ as a potential cure for diabetes will be lecturing at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Øyvind Stavdahl, co-founder of the subsea robotics firm Eelume and an associate professor in engineering cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), will be...

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Sally Armstrong to present at University of New Brunswick for Celebration of Women Series

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sally Armstrong, internationally renowned speaker, journalist, award-winning author and human rights activist, will be the featured speaker at the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumnae’s inaugural Celebration of Women Speaker Series. Her lecture, “Yes You Can: The Good News About Women that the World Cannot Ignore,” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Wu Conference Centre...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Bruce Meyer

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Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet and educator Bruce Meyer will read from Portraits of Canadian Writers and 1967: Centennial Year on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In Portraits of Canadian Writers, Dr. Meyer shares the portraits of some of Canada’s most beloved writers alongside anecdotes that reveal their personalities. Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Ray Robertson, Bronwen Wallace – these...

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Peace and Friendship Treaty days at UNB to examine indigenous political traditions

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Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on Oct. 23 and 24, examining the contributions of indigenous political traditions to Confederation. On the 150th anniversary year of Canada’s Confederation, the event will feature a keynote speech by Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas – the first Mi’kmaw to be appointed...

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UNB researchers part of 3 million project addressing domestic violence

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Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by more than $3 million in federal funding, researchers with the nursing faculty at the University of New Brunswick have joined colleagues at universities in Canada and the U.S. in studying a new approach to helping women who experience domestic violence. Co-led by UNB’s Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, the researchers are tasked with examining the effectiveness of iHEAL, an emerging model of...

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Digitized UNB Red Bomber football films from 1950s and 60s revive old memories

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Recently digitized films are providing a window into the history of club and varsity football in the Maritimes. A provincial grant from the Council of Archives of New Brunswick has allowed the University of New Brunswick Libraries to post online 25 Red Bomber football films from 1958 to 1961 and 1963 to 1968. UNB Archives & Special Collections staff had known about the existence of the films....

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UNB hosts Science Atlantic Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science conference

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Posted: October 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science annual conference from Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 on its UNB Fredericton campus. Around 150 undergraduate and graduate students and 50 faculty members from universities around the Atlantic provinces, including Memorial, Acadia, Dalhousie, Mount St. Vincent, Mt. Allison and UPEI...

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UNB lecture examines the case for women as peacebuilders

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Posted: October 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


In an upcoming lecture at the University of New Brunswick, a specialist in peace and reconciliation in conflict zones will present the case for more women to be involved in global peacebuilding. On Monday, Oct. 16 at the university’s Fredericton campus, Rebekah Sears will present a free public lecture entitled “From the Grassroots to the Negotiating Tables: The Case for Women as...

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UNB to grant two honorary degrees at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will grant two honorary degrees during its fall Convocation ceremonies. UNB Fredericton’s 63rd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 19 Business mogul and long-time public servant Francis McGuire will receive an honorary doctorate of letters. Francis McGuire received a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University, a diploma in European politics from the Institute...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at UNB goes global in cyber defence effort

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is joining forces with a global network dedicated to defending against highly disruptive cyberattacks. The institute is one of 14 leading organizations from around the world invited to form the new Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, or Global EPIC, which holds its inaugural...

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Lecture at UNB examines Desmond Pacey s contributions to literary landscape

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


As one of Canada’s leading literary critics and historians, Desmond Pacey pioneered changing attitudes towards Canadian literature and was an instrumental figure in promoting Canadian literary studies at the University of New Brunswick. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Pacey’s birth, Tony Tremblay, professor of English at St. Thomas University and, until recently, Canada Research...

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National study suggests greener surroundings lead to a longer life

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a new Canadian study suggests that living in greener environments can actually affect how long you live. Dr. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, with a team of researchers from across Canada and the...

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Bell investing 100 000 to collaborate with UNB s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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Posted: October 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Bell Canada is announcing the establishment of a National Service Centre in Fredericton and, with it, investing $100,000 in the University of New Brunswick to collaborate with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. The collaboration between Bell and the institute is part of a $3.6-million investment from Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) to support job creation and further expand the...

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UNB launches Atlantic salmon research chair as part of 1 3 million in funding from Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow

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Posted: October 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks. The investment by CAST – a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants focused on...

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Red Shawl Campaign at UNB honours missing and murdered Indigenous women

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


At UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the month of October is devoted to bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The third annual Red Shawl Campaign serves to bring the community together in recognition of these tragedies, while also providing comfort and support to victim’s families. A number of special events will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct....

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UNB student film selected for FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

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Posted: October 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Living the Dream – a short film written, directed and produced by UNB students Mackenzie Kierstead, Luke Lee-Knight, Vu Pham and Mathew Gracie – was recently selected for FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. The four students, all enrolled in UNB’s Media Arts & Cultures program, created Living the Dream as part of the From Away post-secondary film competition produced by the Atlantic...

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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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Students at UNB receive Canada s largest STEM scholarship

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Posted: August 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB one of 20 Canadian universities to announce its 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners Madeleine Crawford of Cornwall, P.E.I. and Nathan McNally of Wolfville, N.S. 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...

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UNB scientist lands federal funding for flexible laminate to power gadgets

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher is receiving federal funding that will help further develop a stretchable, flexible laminate that can provide power to a wide range of electronic devices. Dr. Anna Ignaszak, an associate professor of chemistry at UNB, has been working for three years to develop the rechargeable coating designed to deliver long-lasting power in small devices such as...

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UNB welcomes Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of science applied science and engineering

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has appointed Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. van Zyll de Jong comes to UNB from Memorial University, where he served as associate professor of applied ecology in the School of Science and Environment at Grenfell Campus. Dr. van Zyll de Jong served a three-year term as Director of the...

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UNB's Saint John College now an official CELPIP test centre

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John College at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus is now offering the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), Canada’s leading English language test for those applying for Canadian permanent residency and citizenship. Saint John College is excited to offer the CELPIP, and hopes to address the needs of the immigrant community by offering...

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UNB to host global bionics symposium

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


People from around the globe will soon be descending on Fredericton to attend an international bionics symposium hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2017 officially kicks off on Aug. 15 at the Delta Fredericton and runs through to Aug. 18. Since 1972, UNB’s world-renowned Institute of Biomedical Engineering...

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Chancellor emeritus UNB alumni named to Order of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick for his accomplishments as a business executive and for his contributions to public education in the province. “This is fitting recognition for all that Dr. Currie has done for New Brunswick. He has had a phenomenally successful business career and has invested tremendous energy, time and resources...

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Harrison McCain Foundation provides new opportunities for UNB faculty members

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Twenty-three faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at the University of New Brunswick. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016, are focused in four areas ranging from support...

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UNB announces cannabis health research chair

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (CSE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) are investing a combined $1 million, $500,000 each, over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick. The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis. This research will expand UNB’s commitment to...

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UNB to launch Memorial Forest project

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will launch its Memorial Forest project at its Fredericton campus tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2, during a ceremony that will also dedicate the forest’s 150th tree in honour of Canada 150. One-hundred and forty-nine trees have been planted on the university’s Fredericton campus over the years, standing in memory of members of the UNB community, in honour of...

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UNB researcher and alumnus recognized nationally

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


One of the University of New Brunswick’s leading researchers and one of its most successful alumni have been honoured nationally for their contributions to engineering. Dr. Yun Zhang, a Canada Research Chair and professor of geodesy and geomatics at UNB, and Dr. Marcel LeBrun, a UNB engineering graduate and honorary degree recipient, have been inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of...

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UNB welcomes new Chiropractic Health Research Chair

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Posted: July 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years in the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Jeff Hebert, who is joining UNB’s faculty of kinesiology from Murdoch...

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Summer Institute participants accelerate startups

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Posted: July 17, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Ten aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canada have gathered at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to launch various startups through the Summer Institute program. Hosted at the J. Herbert Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at UNB, the Summer Institute is a three-month long accelerator. The program helps bring business ideas to life through education,...

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New chair and vice-chair named to Board of Governors at UNB

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Posted: July 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, of Quispamsis, N.B., has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011, most recently serving as vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, a Rothesay-based social entrepreneur, author and adviser to companies across North...

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Aspiring entrepreneurs at UNB pitch to the best in business

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A single business pitch can skyrocket a startup to success or send countless hours of work spiraling down the drain. Master of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship students at the University of New Brunswick are learning how to make the perfect pitch with help from some of the most-established and well-known business figures in Atlantic Canada. Every Thursday morning at the J. Herbert...

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Incubating raw talent 80 top young innovators and entrepreneurs at SHAD New Brunswick this summer

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Posted: July 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Loren Condie comes from Waterville, N.S., a town with 928 people, and has already shown she can be quite the change maker. Ms. Condie led an initiative to open her school’s first gender neutral washroom for transgender students. “My dream is to help the earth to stop its destruction and to help us recover and grow once more,” Ms. Condie says. She adds, “I hope SHAD can teach us how to be...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute salutes entrepreneurial successes with latest awards

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Posted: July 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Winners of the annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the Atlantic region’s most accomplished business leaders for significant success in expanding their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated companies that grew in various ways: organically through expanding their geographical service footprint in Atlantic Canada, increasing material...

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UNB grad on verge of learning if he is Canada s next astronaut

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick alumnus Alex DeLorey will find out on Canada Day if he is going to be one of this nation’s newest astronauts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to reveal the Canadian Space Agency’s two successful candidates on Saturday on Parliament Hill, bringing the year-long selection process for two new astronauts to a close. “I’m feeling a bit relieved that the whole year is...

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Federal and provincial governments support companies looking to get smart-grid ready

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two-year pilot project will help businesses with research and development in smart grid innovation The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) and Ignite Fredericton are joining forces to provide funding to help small- and medium-sized businesses in this region conduct smart grid research, development and testing to help increase their growth potential in this fast-growing sector. Supporting...

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New Brunswick cybersecurity startup secures more than 500 000 in investment

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


First cybersecurity firm incubated at UNB’s Energia Ventures accelerator launches public early adopter program for its innovative technology Beauceron Security Inc. a startup founded at the University of New Brunswick, has secured more than $500,000 in equity funding from private and public investors. “We are thrilled to launch New Brunswick’s newest fully funded cybersecurity firm and...

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J D Irving Limited and UNB announce 2017 scholarship recipients

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Desiree Pictou, above, left, currently lives on Ugpi'Ganjig, Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, and will be starting her degree in business administration in September at UNB’s Fredericton campus. Caroline Burpee from Jacksonville, N.B., will...

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Leading expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to speak at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


As the demand grows for professionals working with people that have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, the University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning is holding a public session next week led by one of Canada’s foremost experts in the field. Dr. Michelle Stewart, strategic research lead with Canada FASD Research Network and director of the Community Research Unit at the...

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School junk food bans affect student weight UNB researcher finds

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Posted: June 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Over the past 12 years, six Canadian provinces have implemented bans on the sale of junk food on school property to address child health issues like obesity. Philip Leonard, with the department of economics at the University of New Brunswick and a health economist at UNB's New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, recently completed the study “Do School Junk Food Bans Improve...

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National Aboriginal Day and UNB s role in reconciliation

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community, Today, as Canada marks National Aboriginal Day, I am reminded of the treaties our ancestors signed in the 18th century, and that still bind us today. These treaties brought our peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship, and even today these ideals provide the right direction for all of us. As a university, the work we undertake transforms the...

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Transportation safety research earns UNB professor national award

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Posted: June 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick engineering professor has been saluted nationally for his work in improving the safety of roads and highways. Dr. Eric Hildebrand, a professor of civil engineering at UNB and the co-ordinator of UNB’s Transportation Group, has received the prestigious Sir Sandford Fleming Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his work across the country...

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UNB names varsity women s hockey coach

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Sarah Hilworth has been named head coach of its women’s varsity hockey team. Ms. Hilworth joins the UNB Varsity Reds after two seasons as head coach of the Broncos at Olds College in Alberta. There, she built the Broncos women’s hockey program up from its birth in 2015. Prior to becoming the first women’s hockey coach at Olds...

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National women s hockey team trains at UNB to prepare for 2018 Winter Olympics

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is playing host to the country’s best in women’s hockey. The 28 players named to Hockey Canada’s Olympic centralization roster are participating in a training camp at UNB’s Fredericton campus until June 12. The camp is focused on off-ice training, concentrating on fitness-testing, dry land training as well as physical and mental preparation. “Working with...

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Creative writers converge on UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be bringing some of the nation’s strongest creative voices to Fredericton from June 9-11 when it hosts Canada’s Writing Conference, an annual event for the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs organization. UNB English professor and writer Dr. Sue Sinclair sits on the organization’s board, and was tasked with helping bring the national conference...

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Inside a DNA research lab at UNB Decoding life under our waters to ensure species survival

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Four hundred million lines of text: that’s how much data is in a single gene-sequencing file when Scott Pavey’s team receives it. If you wanted to scan it manually, and generously assume it would take one second per line to look at, it would take you 12 and a half years of reading around the clock to get through it all. Fortunately, Dr. Pavey is backed up by $1 million in infrastructure,...

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Arctic research lands physics professor an invitation to speak at prestigious symposium in Norway

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, Dr. P.T. Jayachandran, chair of the physics department at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been building a research network across the Arctic. Known as the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network, it has grown to be the largest ionospheric research network in the Arctic. Dr. Jayachandran’s work and expertise has not gone unnoticed. He has...

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UNB professors secure 127 500 for first feature film

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick professors Dr. Robert Gray (English), Dr. Matt Rogers (Education) along with UNB graduate and filmmaker Jon Dewar have secured $127,500 in funding from Telefilm Canada and The Talent Fund along with Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, to produce an original feature-length film. “We all cheered when we heard, the three of us, and then I think we all started kind of...

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UNB student to research how exercise may aid soldiers with PTSD

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by a prestigious research award, a University of New Brunswick student is embarking on a study to determine how exercise can help soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Lieutenant Terry Fitzpatrick, a kinesiology student at UNB, has a deeply personal interest in the subject – he suffers from PTSD himself after a tour in Afghanistan a decade ago. “I may never be cured,” says...

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UNB STU and NBCC work together to combat campus sexual assault

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), St. Thomas University (STU) and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) have partnered with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre to develop a tri-campus sexual assault strategy. “Together, with the support and expertise of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, we can continue to develop new and innovative ways to be proactive in creating a safe campus...

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UNB names Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB student digs deep for athletic and academic success

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

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


Education is a swift-moving stream. Fall out of the current, and it’s easy to be left behind. Bruce Savoie knows this better than most. The 26-year-old University of New Brunswick student and keeper on the UNB Saint John soccer team has just been named a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian, the organization’s most prestigious award. It’s an achievement made more...

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Accomplished UNB student recruited by Air Canada CEO

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Students are generally told to “make the most” of their time at university. University of New Brunswick Saint John student, and one of its 2017 Graduating Student Leadership Award winners, Dana Dodsworth seems to have taken that advice to heart. The award is given to students who has “made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint...

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University of New Brunswick researcher invited to Monaco to present on developing integrated aquaculture in marine protected areas

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick marine biology researcher Thierry Chopin was an invited panelist at the eighth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held recently in Monaco. The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince...

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Fredericton family creates scholarship endowment at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Siblings Bob, Tim, John and Iris Bliss were all active students when they attended the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in the 1950s – they participated in student societies and sports teams, and excelled academically. In the years since graduating, their ties to their alma mater have remained strong. From their support of athletics facilities and teams, to leadership with the...

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John Kleefeld named dean of law at University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


John Kleefeld will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of law. Professor Kleefeld comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan where he served as associate law professor with experience in teaching tort law, civil procedure, dispute resolution, legal research, and judgment writing. He has an LLM from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, an LLB from...

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Parks Canada partners with University of New Brunswick to bring bioarchaeological field program to national historic site

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with Parks Canada, will offer a bioarchaeology field program at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site during the summer of 2017. This unique collaboration will document, protect, and preserve 18th-century burial grounds at Rochefort Point that are currently threatened by coastal erosion. Students will have...

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University of New Brunswick hosts Three Minute Thesis Eastern Regionals

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Imagine summing up years of detailed and complex research to a general audience – and doing it in just three minutes. That’s exactly what 10 graduate students are challenged to do for the Eastern Regional Three Minute Thesis competition being hosted by University of New Brunswick on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Ten graduate students from universities across Atlantic Canada and Quebec will converge...

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Imagine the university as an economic engine

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Universities are often described as key supports of economic development. Which they undeniably are. But to consider them “supports” alone overlooks the potentially greater contribution universities can make as engines of economic growth and innovation, particularly at the regional level. The recent federal budget seems to recognize this greater opportunity, providing investments that will...

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Dr Joanne Wright named UNB dean of arts

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Joanne Wright has been named the new dean of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright, a professor of political science, has previously served as acting associate dean of arts, associate dean of arts, and, most recently, acting dean of arts at UNB. Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, she believes in the value of the humanities and social...

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University of New Brunswick professor up for awards for Oland book history of policing text

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland, a book by Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, has been named as a finalist for Canada’s National Business Book Award. It is the first of two of Dr. Marquis’ books to be nominated for awards this year, as he also recently learned that his law-enforcement history...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has been advised by New Brunswick’s Public Health Office (Public Health) that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with measles. The University and the affected student are cooperating with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. The student in question was not a member of the residence community, is currently...

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University of New Brunswick professor nominated for prestigious Canada Prize

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Donald Wright, associate professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has made the shortlist for the 2017 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for his book, Donald Creighton: A Life in History. Professor Creighton, a historian who is considered to have written the definitive biography of Sir John A. MacDonald, saw his reputation...

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UNB s annual faculty of computer science research exposition focuses on the state of IT in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting its annual faculty of computer science research exposition this Friday, April 7, 2017. The event will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the future of information technology in New Brunswick. “This event is a forum where researchers, practitioners and users of information and communication technologies can come together to learn and share new...

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University of New Brunswick to host high school Brain Bee competition

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


High school students from across the Maritime region will show off their knowledge of neuroscience at the first-ever University of New Brunswick Brain Bee and compete for an opportunity to attend the Canadian Institute of Health Research National Brain Bee. The event is organized by UNB’s department of psychology and will be held on Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the UNB...

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University of New Brunswick engineering students battle for cardboard boat supremacy

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Posted: April 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Cardboard boat. It sounds like the first half of a joke someone forgot to finish. But second-year civil engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are building eight of them to race Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. And the stakes are high. These aren’t model ships – these boats will need to hold the students’ professors. “I’ve thought about putting the students in the boat....

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Queer Research Day celebrates LGBTQ research at UNB and STU

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University faculty and students have collaborated to host Queer Research Day on Friday, March 31, 2017, coinciding with International Transgender Day of Visibility. Queer Research Day is a one-day conference, hosted by the UNB faculty of arts, designed to provide a unique opportunity for faculty and students to share their LGBTQ+ research and...

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Askomiw Beyond 150 Celebration of Resilience theme of UNB Powwow

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Wednesday April 5, 2017, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the third annual UNB Powwow, Askomiw (Beyond) 150: Celebration of Resilience, at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free public event, and everyone is invited to attend. The UNB Powwow celebrates the resiliency of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and...

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UNB students display work at 2017 Engineering Design Symposium

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBDesign) on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Local...

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Update on water main break and boil water order - March 29

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


We would like to thank the UNB community for their patience and cooperation during the past few days with respect to the water main break on the UNB Fredericton campus. Our crews worked diligently to address the issue and the broken water main has been repaired, however as a precautionary measure, we are planning to repair another section of pipe this evening. Effective at 9 p.m., Marshall...

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Conversations about time Is technology clouding our minds and concept of time

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


In the third installment of the University of New Brunswick’s Conversations Speaker Series, Dr. Ellen Rose, UNB professor of education, will explore how technology is affecting our ability to manage time and to think clearly. During this interactive event, Dr. Rose will engage the audience with the idea that increases in the amount of information we consume is altering our concept of time,...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will read from Truth & Honour on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Truth and Honour explores the 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland, of the prominent family that owns Moosehead Breweries, the ensuing police investigation and the arrest, trial and...

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Seaweeds could be the key to Parkinson s disease cure researchers find

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Seaweeds could hold the key to a cure for Parkinson’s disease, says a researcher at the University of New Brunswick. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network based at UNB Saint John, was one of the authors of a study published recently in the journal Neuroscience Letters. The emergence of Parkinson’s...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,”...

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UNB engineering students develop interactive map to determine best locations for low-income housing

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


It can be difficult for a city to appropriately assess the best spot to build social housing. Three University of New Brunswick students have developed a new way for a municipality to determine where to place low-income houses to help people thrive. Geodesy and geomatics engineering students Andrew Al-Assadi, Mobene Tahershamsi and Stefan Bazar designed a web-based geographic information...

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University of New Brunswick institute welcomes provincial initiative on data-driven policy

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


An institute at the University of New Brunswick dedicated to advancing public policy research will be greatly enhanced by an announcement from the provincial government today. Through its highly secure facility on the university’s Fredericton campus, the New Brunswick Institute of Research, Data and Training has been on the forefront of data-driven research on health in the province since...

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UNB and Kent help community in France celebrate Year of Canada

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Kent Building Supplies are helping a small community in France celebrate its Year of Canada. UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society and Kent have sent 500 Canadian flags to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, a small farming village in France. The mayor of Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Pierre Senechal, has declared 2017 the Year of Canada in his community as a thank...

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Update on UNB water main break and boil water order

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


** Updated March 28 at 7:10 a.m. ** A water main break occurred at UNB on March 27, impacting several buildings on campus. The Print Shop at Marshall d’Avray Hall will be closed until further notice, however all other offices and buildings have reopened with a Boil Water Order in effect until further notice. Boil Water Order A boil water order has been issued by the Department of Health and is...

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UNB entrepreneurial spirit shines at Breakthru competition

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial spirit shined Thursday night as students, alumni and staff were among contestants vying for the top prize at the 2017 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition. Four UNB-connected companies came away as prize winners in the provincial category. The top prize in the category went to Pfera, which will get an infusion of nearly...

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UNB professor to be presented with prestigious honour from government of France

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Robert Viau, a professor of French at the University of New Brunswick, is receiving one of the highest civic orders bestowed by France for his outstanding contributions to education. In a special ceremony to be held Friday, March 24, Dr. Viau will be named a Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms. The award was established in 1808 by Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte to honour educators from...

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University of New Brunswick to honour prominent alumni at gala event in Saint John

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Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


This Thursday, March 23, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the achievements of nine alumni and one dedicated staff person at a gala event at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a physician tackling some of the most pressing and controversial medical issues of our time, a lawyer who was instrumental in bringing same-sex marriage to...

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Update on the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gym

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Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


I’m writing to the University of New Brunswick and greater Fredericton communities today to provide an update with regards to the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium and the Sir Max Aitken Pool. Last fall, the university received tremendous news from the federal and provincial governments that they would join us in constructing a new home for the faculty of kinesiology, a long-time...

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Second annual UNB Green Review highlights a year of sustainability success at the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has recycled more than 50,000 pounds of electronic waste over the past three years, the equivalent weight of three elephants, according to the 2015-16 UNB Green Review. This annual report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives happening at the university, green champions on campus and suggestions on how to live more...

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Meags Fitzgerald to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning illustrator, graphic novelist and stop-motion animator Meags Fitzgerald will read from Photobooth: A Biography on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on UNB’s Saint John campus. For almost a century, chemical photo booths have occupied public spaces, giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these...

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Stewart McKelvey endows scholarships to support University of New Brunswick law students

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Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada’s first regional law firm, today announced it is furthering its commitment to UNB law students with a leadership gift of $200,000. This donation will support the Frank Covert and Stewart McKelvey scholarships and create a new scholarship to promote and encourage diversity among the entering class. UNB Dean of Law John Williamson is proud of the firm’s support....

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Students across Atlantic Canada compete for 1 000 towards mental health initiatives on campus

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Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students from eight Atlantic Canadian universities are set to take part in the 2nd Annual MoodCheck Challenge. From March 20 to the 24, students are encouraged to sign up and track their mood using the MoodCheck app. “At Counselling Services, we work to help students understand how their environment and behavior impact their mental wellbeing,” says Matt MacLean, mental health strategist with...

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UNB students propose a way to recycle industry heat waste to warm neighbouring school

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Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


As part of an engineering design course at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, fourth-year chemical engineering students toured McCain Foods in September, with little idea that they would soon uncover an innovative way to recycle its waste streams. After some research and investigating however, the group of students created a design that could allow McCain Foods to take...

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars gain international experience as well as education

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Posted: March 17, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Aly Pickard-Tattrie applied to University of New Brunswick, she knew that she wanted to travel abroad. What she didn’t know was that she was about to embark on an internship that would inspire her career. “I chose to go to UNB, actually, because of its international program,” she says. “I knew coming out of high school that I wanted to go away.” Veronica McGinn, UNB’s coordinator of...

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Solar storms trigger peculiar communication troubles on Earth UNB researcher finds

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new study, co-authored by a University of New Brunswick professor, shows that eruptions on the sun’s surface not only contribute to the famous northern lights, but also disrupt radio communications and GPS navigation systems on Earth, in a previously unknown way. Dr. Richard Langley, professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering at UNB, worked with researchers from the Technical University...

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UNB Policy Studies Centre and New Brunswick Business Council release report on carbon pricing

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today, the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick released a report along with 10 key recommendations that emerged from the Symposium on Carbon Pricing in New Brunswick held in January,which was organized through the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick in partnership with the New Brunswick Business Council. The forum brought together a diverse group of 60...

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UNB community health centre moves to permanent location

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A key teaching and community resource for UNB Fredericton’s Faculty of Nursing now has a larger, improved home thanks to a partnership with Horizon Health Network and the Government of New Brunswick, as well as support from numerous donors. The Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCHC) delivers an integrated program in which primary health-care services, teaching and research are...

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UNB s Great War Lecture Series explores the connection between modern and ancient war memorials

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Dr. Matt Sears planned a tour of the battle fields of Western Europe with his father and father-in-law last May, he didn’t expect that what he saw would influence his research on Ancient Greece. The associate professor in the department of classics and ancient history, will present a lecture exploring the connections he’s observed between Mother Canada, the memorial in France commemorating...

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UNB engineering students partner with city to solve dam issues

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Posted: March 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB engineering students visit the site of Campbell Creek dam Fourth-year civil engineering student Maria Thomas has gained a lot of valuable knowledge this year about her field of study that couldn’t be taught within the walls of a classroom. She is one of eight students who have partnered with the City of Fredericton to find a solution to the Campbell Creek Dam — a 100-year old dam that was...

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University of New Brunswick partners with Terrestrial Energy

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Posted: March 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. William Cook The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants, have partnered for integral molten salt reactor (IMSR) validation and verification work. This is part of Terrestrial Energy’s program of regulatory activities required for IMSR power plant deployment. Molten salts are high-temperature ionic fluids with an advantage:...

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UNB alumnus awarded prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from European Union

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Posted: March 3, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings / UNB Photo University of New Brunswick alumnus Dr. Jeff Clements has been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union (EU) to conduct postdoctoral research in Europe. The fellowship, which allows researchers to study in EU and EU-associated countries, supports “the best, most-promising individual researchers from...

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UNB works to help students affected by Trump Administration s Travel Ban

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Posted: March 2, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick seeks to provide assistance to students affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, which created confusion and anxiety for thousands of students and staff, studying or working at American institutions. “UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution,” said George MacLean, Vice-President (Academic), UNB. “We played an...

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Where math and fun intersect

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Posted: March 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 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,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator, “thus inspiring their further interest and...

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UNB welcomes federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan as she announces funding for cutting-edge research

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Posted: February 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard / UNB Photo Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, visited the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus to announce the recipients of the 2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund awards. This funding helps Canadian universities and their researchers acquire infrastructure to create state-of-the-art facilities that...

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Terry Fox Research Institute invests 5 million in research effort lead by the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Terry Fox Research Institute today announced an investment of $5 million for New Brunswick researchers and their colleagues at other cancer centres in Canada to study how new precision medicine tools could improve, and potentially save, the lives of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “This $5 million for the Multiple Myeloma...

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UNB s Cyber Girls workshops empower girls to explore the growing world of tech

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Posted: February 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB’s faculty of computer science is introducing a series of interactive workshops for middle school girls interested in technology. Leah Bidlake, an instructor with UNB’s faculty of computer science, notes that a common barrier between young girls and computer science is a lack of confidence due to the myths surrounding the field. “It’s important to expose young girls not only to the realities...

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University of New Brunswick alumni in the race for space

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Posted: February 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Geoscientist Crystal LaFlamme never imagined that she would have the right stuff to be one of Canada’s next astronauts. She’s pleased to discover that she was wrong. In the highly competitive jockeying to be chosen for this country’s space program, the University of New Brunswick graduate has survived three rounds of cuts and is today one of 72 people shortlisted by the Canadian Space Agency...

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UNB hosts University of Winnipeg s associate VP of Indigenous affairs

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Posted: February 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting speaker Kevin Lamoureux. The associate vice-president of Indigenous affairs with the University of Winnipeg will discuss how universities and communities can work together to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. “Meeting the TRC’s calls to action” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in...

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Author Riel Nason to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Shane Nason Author Riel Nason will read from All the Things We Leave Behind on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Riel Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human...

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Historic love letters from famous Canadian poet find a home at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Digital copy of letter from CGD Roberts to E Smith 10 November, 1926. Evelyn Smith Acquisition 2016.032 (Credit UNB Archives & Special Collections) A collection of romantic letters written by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, who is considered to be the father of Canadian poetry, has found a new home in the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections. Mr. Roberts was known to have...

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Aboriginal comedian Ryan McMahon to perform at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting Anishinaabe performer Ryan McMahon as he tackles themes like reconciliation, Canada’s 150th birthday party and the intricacies of moose meat pie. “Two Moccasins, Two Worlds” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall. With a degree in theatre and as a graduate of the Second City’s...

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University of New Brunswick responds to 2017-18 provincial budget

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Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The provincial government announced today that it will seek agreements with publicly-funded universities to fund pilot projects and commit to four-year predictability in both tuition for students and funding provided by government. The government will seek to enter into memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with universities, recognizing each institution’s individual strengths and areas of...

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Inaugural Health Research Chair in Diabetes at the University of New Brunswick named

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Posted: February 3, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


An expert in population health and former analyst at the World Health Organization has been named to a $1 million health research chair in diabetes at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Neeru Gupta becomes the first person to hold the Canadian Diabetes Association-New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair in Diabetes Research. She previously worked to improve public health systems,...

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Statement on recent Quebec City Mosque Shooting and U S Executive Order Travel Ban

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Posted: January 31, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community: I would like to begin by expressing condolences to the families of those fatally shot and injured in the recent attack on a Quebec City mosque. We live in an open and inclusive society and acts of terror such as this severely compromise our collective sense of security. UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution. Our...

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UNB computer science piques middle school students interest in STEM

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Posted: January 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


From left: Shelley Zimmerman, Sarah Jarvis, Carly Smith, Mike Fleming, Morgan Hornibrook, Trish Meng, Hannah Meneley, Scott Bateman, Rick Wightman, Paul Cook and Wei Song. In this technology-driven world, there’s almost no limit to what can be achieved or how computer science can be applied to our everyday lives. This opportunity for advancement, innovation and creativity is what the faculty...

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Become a university student for a day UNB opens classes to the public

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Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a university student, now is your chance. The University of New Brunswick is inviting high school students and community members to experience life on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses Jan. 30 and 31. On the Fredericton campus, the faculty of arts is hosting an open classroom event. They are opening more than 20 classes to the public over...

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Emera funds Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Emera Inc. is investing $6.2 million in the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to establish the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies. The contribution will support an Emera Chair in Smart Grid Technologies at UNB, as well as provide direct funding for smart grid research. The Smart Grid Centre will facilitate industry partnerships and innovative applied research. "Smart...

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UNB welcomes two appointments to the faculty of law

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Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


New additions to UNB Law – “Canada’s great small law school” -- professors Michael Marin and Jane Thomson (Rob Blanchard Photo UNB) John Williamson, dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to welcome Jane Thomson and Michael Marin, two young and accomplished legal scholars, to “Canada’s great small law school.” “I’m delighted to have such high-quality...

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Conversations about time Effects on society climate change and politics

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In our fast-paced society, it can seem as if our lives are governed by time. In the second installment of the University of New Brunswick’s Conversations on Time Speaker Series, Dr. Steven Turner, professor emeritus of history at UNB, will propose that time has a much deeper and profound effect on our society than just our daily schedules. During this interactive event, Dr. Turner will engage...

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UNB researchers release findings of Sexual Assault Climate Survey

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Posted: January 19, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have released results of the UNB Sexual Assault Climate Survey that will give the university a better understanding of both attitudes towards and experiences of sexual violence among students at UNB Fredericton. The survey, developed by Dr. Rice Fuller, Dr. Lucia O’Sullivan and PhD graduate student Charlene Belu, was launched in the fall of 2015...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity opens at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: January 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opened at the University of New Brunswick today with more than $4.5 million in funding and the establishment of a research partnership with a global technology firm. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, was joined by officials with the federal and provincial...

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Wanted Aspiring entrepreneurs for the summer institute

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Posted: January 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Gracen Johnson The Summer Institute in collaboration with the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting applications for their next cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs. The accelerator offers a three-month intensive for passionate people who want to take their innovative ideas and turn them into...

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New centre for children with complex health conditions launched

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Posted: January 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A new centre set up to aid children with complex health conditions and their families has been launched by researchers at the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University. NaviCare/SoinsNavi is a virtual centre that will help young patients and their families navigate the maze of health care needs and professionals they often confront. Funded by a generous $750,000 donation by the...

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Acclaimed author Lisa Moore to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Nathalie Marsh Acclaimed author Lisa Moore will read from Flannery on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist. Lisa Moore is the acclaimed...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada s top employers

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Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


UNB has been named one of the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada for 2017. This is the fifth consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said fostering a rewarding and fulfilling work environment benefits all aspects of the university. “Our staff and faculty are a vital part...

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