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UNB filmmakers crowdfunding to support movie production

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Three filmmakers from the University of New Brunswick are asking for public support to help bring their feature film to the big screen. Dr. Robert Gray (English), Dr. Matt Rogers (Education), and graduate and filmmaker Jon Dewar have launched a crowdfunding campaign as they move forward with production of their film, Entropic. Entropic, a psychological film based off an award-winning short...

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UNB nursing graduate credits Promise Partnership for getting her into and through university

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The first university graduate from the Promise Partnership tutoring program will receive her degree at the UNB Saint John graduation ceremony today. Kendra Eatman, a UNB nursing graduate, joined the newly implemented Promise Partnership’s High School Tutoring Program in 2010 as a Grade 9 student. The intensive, twice-weekly sessions provided Kendra and other high school students from two of...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, the Currie Scholarships have recognized the significant and important contributions made by Atlantic Canadian students to their high schools and communities. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists. The goal is to salute...

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UNB signs MOU with Canada House Wellness Group

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Canada House Wellness Group (CHWG) are pleased to announce that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to provide researchers with opportunities to pursue the health benefits of cannabis. “We’re excited to be working with CHWG’s team of medical, technology, scientific and business professionals to further build on UNB’s status as the leading...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


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, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2018. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB’s 189th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 16 and 17...

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Smart highway design advances to top 10 in national competition

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Posted: May 14, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A student proposal for a smart highway concept has advanced to the top 10 of the CanInfra Challenge, a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. Originally conceived by a team of business students from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, the proposal is for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to drivers, self-driving cars and...

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Girl Guides sparking interest in STEM at camp on UNB Fredericton campus

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Posted: May 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) and the University of New Brunswick will be hosting a Girl Guides weekend camp encouraging girls to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines. On May 12 and 13, more than 500 girls between the ages of nine and 18 who are members of the Girl Guides organization from New Brunswick...

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UNB to grant five honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 16, 17 and 18. Ann Brennan will receive a doctor of letters degree in Fredericton on May 16 at 10 a.m. She is a historical novelist, environmentalist, government policy activist, community leader, author and businesswoman. In 1998,...

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Three N B institutions selected to work on Canadian Space Agency s Canadian CubeSat Project

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Three New Brunswick post-secondary education institutions are partnering to create and send the province’s first cube satellite to space, as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian CubeSat Project. The University of New Brunswick (UNB), Université de Moncton and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), in a collaborative project referred to as CubeSat NB, aim to launch the cube satellite...

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UNB business student to demonstrate pitching powers at national competition

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A fourth-year University of New Brunswick business student is putting his powers of persuasion to the test for the chance to win $7,500 at a national sales pitch competition. Herbert Bempah is a top 25 finalist in the Great Canadian Sales Competition taking place at the Google headquarters in Toronto on May 3. "I participated in this competition last year, but I only made it to the semi-final...

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UNB graduate students to benefit from provincial research investment of 11 4 million

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick are now eligible for a slice of an $11.4-million provincial research investment through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on UNB’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, May 1. The investment will support research and development at post-secondary institutions and research institutes and help retain...

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UNB dean recognized for outstanding contributions to higher education

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Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Dr. Joanna Everitt, dean of arts on the UNB Saint John campus, has been awarded the Angela Hildyard Recognition Award at the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference. Nominated by their colleagues, the award is given to an individual for continually demonstrating innovative leadership in advancing the mission of, and achieving outstanding contributions to, their...

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UNB s Saint John campus adopts HotSpot Parking

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Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Paying for parking at University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus can now be done with the tap of a button. HotSpot will bring their pay-by-smartphone parking service to the Saint John campus on May 1. The real-time parking solution, which was incubated by UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, allows users to pay for metered or hourly parking with the...

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