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TD joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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Posted: April 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


University of New Brunswick-based institute collaborating with corporate and public sector on next-generation cybersecurity solutions TD Bank Group (TD) will become a founding corporate member - and the first Canadian bank - to join the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, a hub for cyber technology research and collaboration based at the University of New Brunswick. TD's involvement with the...

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UNB celebrates 125th anniversary of Faculty of Law with successful gala dinner

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Posted: April 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


This year, the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick celebrates its 125th year. In honour of the milestone, over 350 alumni, faculty, students and guests attended a gala dinner last Saturday, April 21, at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton. “Tonight we celebrate not only our long and distinguished history,” said Dean John Kleefeld in his opening remarks, “but also the many people who...

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Social innovation lab at UNB seeks solutions to economic and immigration issues in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


As New Brunswick continues to face the double threat of a population that is both shrinking and aging, NouLAB is launching the next round of its Economic Immigration Lab aimed at devising new strategies for the province to attract and retain immigrants to the province. “New Brunswick is facing a crisis. By 2032, there will be one retiree for every person earning income in New Brunswick,” says...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2018-2019 budget

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Posted: April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2018-2019 budget, which represents a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year. “The overarching strategy of 2018-19 budget is focused on aligning available resources and priorities to invest in our academic mission and research,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president...

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UNB scientist to launch first lab of its kind in Atlantic Canada examining microscopic fossils to uncover impacts of climate change

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Posted: April 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB scientist Audrey Limoges is digging up microscopic pieces of our distant past to help understand the future of Canada’s fishing, health and tourism industries in the face of ongoing climate change. She’s studying the ancient remains of algal organisms buried deep in the sediment of the ocean floor. These organisms, such as phytoplankton, live in the upper layers of the ocean and sink down...

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Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: April 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Novelist Wayne Johnston will read from First Snow, Last Light on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. Mr. Johnston, born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland and Labrador, has had a number of nationally bestselling novels including The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The...

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Shannex donates 100 000 to establish nursing scholarships at UNB

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Posted: April 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Thanks to the support of Shannex, University of New Brunswick nursing students showing promise in the area of gerontological nursing will be eligible for three Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships beginning in September. The Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships were announced today at a news conference at Parkland Saint John hosted by Jason Shannon, president and chief operating officer of...

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2018 Graduating Student Leaders honoured at UNB s Saint John campus

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Posted: April 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


SAINT JOHN – Twenty-eight students from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have earned Graduating Student Leadership Awards for the remarkable initiative they’ve taken during their time at UNB. The award recognizes students in their final year of studies who have made outstanding voluntary and extracurricular contributions to the campus, their academic program, and the...

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UNB research fellow captures top innovation awards for prescription monitoring app

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Posted: April 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher examining ways to monitor prescription safety for the elderly is a top winner of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Research Innovation Awards.  Dr. Carole Goodine, a visiting research fellow at UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded $50,000 in NBIF research funding as one of three top winners of the competition.  At a gala...

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University of New Brunswick honours pioneering Court of Appeal Justice Margaret Larlee

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Posted: April 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


FREDERICTON – Madam Justice Margaret Larlee of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick and a UNB Law graduate from the class of ‘74, is the first woman in 21 years to be awarded the prestigious Ilsa Greenblatt Shore Distinguished Graduate Award. Named in honour of the late Dr. Shore, a former UNB Board of Governors chair and graduate (BA, BED ‘71, LLD ‘79), the award is bestowed upon UNB Law...

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UNB honours Emera s Chris Huskilson names business leader to Engineering Wall of Fame

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Posted: April 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is saluting Chris Huskilson, the recently retired president and CEO of Emera, for being a visionary and a champion of innovation. At a special ceremony in Halifax on April 11, Dr. Huskilson was awarded the UNB Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. “Chris has been a strong champion of building a culture of...

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Three UNB researchers finalists in innovation competition

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Posted: April 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three University of New Brunswick researchers are among five finalists in one of the province’s premier research competitions, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Research Innovation Awards. All three are being recognized for their research into how to aid the province’s greying population. Winners of the R3 Innovations in Aging gala will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, at...

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UNB law students and alumni reflect as school marks 125th anniversary

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Posted: April 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


This year, the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law celebrates its 125th anniversary. Since it opened its doors in 1892, UNB Law faculty and staff have encouraged students to think critically and pursue the areas of law in which they are most passionate. “This is an important milestone for UNB Law,” says John Kleefeld, dean of UNB Law. “I’m excited to be working with alumni, students,...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


An environmental entrepreneur, computer scientist, physical education facilitator, bionic medicine specialist and two nurses are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be recognized at the Proudly UNB Awards Gala tonight. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and a dedicated supporter at the gala dinner in Fredericton at 6 p.m. Friday April 6, 2018. Heather Neilson...

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UNB forestry students help Town of St Andrews battle deer overpopulation crisis

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Posted: April 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A group of five fourth-year students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of forestry and environmental management is developing a nuisance deer management plan to help the Town of St. Andrews combat its deer overpopulation issue. “There are about 13 deer per square kilometre in the Town of St. Andrews,” says student and group member Angela Dick. “That’s really high. There’s a lack of...

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Fourth annual Powwow at UNB to promote unity

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Posted: April 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


On Thursday April 5, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the UNB Powwow at on the university’s Fredericton campus. The annual UNB Powwow is a celebration of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy languages, teachings, traditions, ceremonies, worldviews, knowledge systems and philosophies. The public is invited to attend this free event – the fourth annual...

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Emerging innovations on display at UNB Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Scores of innovations by University of New Brunswick engineering students will be unveiled to the public at the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium at the Fredericton Convention Centre this Thursday, April 5. All are invited to the one-day symposium (#UNBDesign) showcasing the work of about 300 final-year engineering students solving real-world problems through innovation and...

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NBCC and UNB s Saint John campus to host a workshop with world leader in Single-Session Therapy

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


With student mental health issues on the rise, there’s more pressure than ever before on educational counsellors to support the mental wellbeing of students. This week, counsellors from across Atlantic Canada will have the opportunity to learn about a therapeutic approach which can have a positive impact in just one session. New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the University of New...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have 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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