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Canada's brightest youth set to arrive at SHAD UNB for month of intense enrichment and entrepreneurship

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Posted: June 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Grade 10 student Eva Greyeyes of Toronto is proud to have represented her Indigenous culture in an accomplished film. Greyeyes has a supporting role in the movie Indian Horse, a film inspired by a novel by Richard Wagamese about an Indigenous boy sent to a residential school. Indian Horse premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has recently been sent to the big screen at...

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Dr Lorna Butler appointed as UNB dean of nursing

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Posted: June 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. Lorna Butler will soon be joining UNB as dean of nursing on the Fredericton campus. Dr. Butler comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan, where she is currently a professor at the College of Nursing, as well as senior strategist, distributed and technology enhanced learning and discovery, in the office of the vice-president research. She has held various administrative positions,...

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UNB nursing instructor recognized for excellence in the classroom

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Posted: June 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Jessica Webster has been awarded the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching for transforming the classroom experience. Each year, the Allan P. Stuart Award honours the hard work and dedication of instructors at UNB for their outstanding performance in the classroom, based on nominations from UNB students and faculty members. Ms. Webster is a senior...

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UNB's Centre for Advanced Studies receives millions to collaborate on software for global companies

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Posted: June 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB’s IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) – Atlantic has received a multi-million-dollar funding package to help deliver a new project that will improve and develop runtime software. The funding, which was announced by Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey, was awarded by the federal government through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and...

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Dr Sharon Wahl appointed UNB dean of education

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Posted: June 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Sharon Wahl will be joining UNB as dean of education on the Fredericton campus. Dr. Wahl is currently a professor and associate dean of education at Vancouver Island University. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience at both secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as many years of administrative experience at VIU and Simon Fraser University. She holds a PhD and an MEd, both...

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John Kershaw named assistant vice-president academic partnerships at UNB

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Posted: June 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president academic on UNB’s Fredericton, is pleased to announce Dr. John Kershaw has been appointed as assistant vice-president academic (partnerships). Dr. Kershaw is currently the associate dean of graduate studies and teaches advanced mensuration and research methods on the UNB Fredericton campus. He is an advisor for the forestry senior management practicum and has...

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UNB researchers take part in JDI-funded study examining impacts of winter ticks on moose

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Posted: June 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick, Universite de Laval, Province of New Brunswick and Province of Quebec have banded together to study the impact winter ticks have on moose, thanks to funding from J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI). The five-year project began in the winter of 2017-18. Its focus is on understanding the significant role winter ticks play in New Brunswick and Quebec’s declining moose...

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Three appointments at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that the University of New Brunswick has appointed three exceptional individuals to leadership positions on the Fredericton campus. Mr. Ian Allen, executive director, College of Extended Learning, was reappointed to this position for a five-year term beginning May 12, 2018. For 20 years, Mr. Allen has served CEL...

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UNB student receives national award to participate in senior citizen research

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick nursing student Shyane McKay will spend the summer assisting researchers improve the lives of elderly people after receiving the 2018 Summer Studentship Award by the Canadian Frailty Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. The national competition provides students with interdisciplinary summer experiences that allow participants to gain an...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2018

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Saint John today announced that New Brunswick students, Emily Derrah of Grand Bay-Westfield, Alicia Killam of Quispamsis, and Amelia McCavour of Quispamsis are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB Saint John with a history of...

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UNB historian s award-winning book delves into the diaries of 19th-century New Brunswick women

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Women in 19th-century New Brunswick were socially active, politically engaged and cosmopolitan in mindset. These are a few of the captivating themes explored by Dr. Gail Campbell in her award-winning book, ‘I wish to keep a record’: Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World. Dr. Campbell, professor emerita in history at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded...

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Emerging business leaders descend on UNB for national student business conference

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Business Administration Undergraduate Society is hosting the fourth annual Canadian Business Schools Conference on UNB’s Fredericton campus from June 14 to 17. The conference, organized by the Canadian Association of Business Students, is bringing together business society presidents from 32 universities across Canada for a weekend of learning and networking....

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UNB professors examining mental health among nursing home workers

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A research team at the University of New Brunswick is seeking to understand more about mental health among nursing home workers through a new research study. UNB Fredericton nursing professors Dr. Emily Read, Dr. Sue O’Donnell, Dr. Patrick Bruning and clinical research co-ordinator Jennifer Donovan are looking for participants to help them learn more about how working in a nursing home may...

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UNB professor receives funding for drone research and development

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Posted: June 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick professor and her team are looking to detect early stages of disease in crops from the sky. UNB professor Dr. Brigitte Leblon and her team of researchers, along with partners from Western University, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, have received approximately $540,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council...

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UNB scientist wins 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Award

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Posted: June 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Alli Murugesan has been awarded the 2018 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award for her outstanding research and innovation in cancer research. The award recognizes Dr. Murugesan for her breakthrough discoveries in cancer research and entrepreneurship. She has been developing a treatment that targets and kills cancer cells that have become resistant to...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute selects new cohort for Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

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Posted: June 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


After an intense two-day process called The Choosing, the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has selected the 11th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $138 million in revenue and 602 employees across the greater Atlantic region. With 405 nominations this year, the finalists faced...

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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Noah Hartery of Grand Bay-Westfield, Bailey McFadden of Perth-Andover, and Alex Tozer of Miramichi will all attend UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 and...

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