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UNB researcher says living near water may lead to a longer life

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


With three ocean coastlines and more than three million lakes, water is one of Canada’s most precious and plentiful natural resources. Past research has demonstrated that time spent near water reduces stress and increases health and life satisfaction. A new Canadian study has found that living near natural water features, such as rivers, lakes, and the ocean, may actually lead to a longer...

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Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence receives close to 5 5 million in government support

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Government of Canada and the New Brunswick Innovation Fund have contributed $5.45 million to the University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, which will help revolutionize the marine industry in Atlantic Canada. Wayne Long, MP for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and...

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UNB launches study on government programs supporting tuition relief and early learning

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Posted: July 24, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


An institute at the University of New Brunswick dedicated to advancing public policy research has launched a benefits analysis of two flagship initiatives of the provincial government designed to enhance learning and economic opportunities for children, students and families. Today, the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) announced an agreement with the Government...

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Sarah King named director of experiential education

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah King has been selected as UNB’s new director of experiential education. The position is generously funded by the Province of New Brunswick for three years as part of a broad initiative to enhance and grow experiential learning at the four universities. Sarah is an educator and researcher in the experiential education field, completing her PhD at UNB’s...

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UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering is getting a new centre

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick???s Institute of Biomedical Engineering will be expanded this year with the creation of a new centre thanks to approximately $5 million dollars in investments from the Government of New Brunswick, from The Canada Foundation for Innovation and from a private donor. Funding will go toward the construction of a specialized rehabilitation research space and the...

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Versatile innovations in skin care and maternity wear to launch at Summer Institute showcase

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two groups of entrepreneurs are looking to make a big impact on the lives of people in New Brunswick and across North America thanks to UNB’s Summer Institute. Wildland Organics, a waste-free hair and body product line, and Adaela Quinn, a venture offering maternity and breastfeeding clothing, are two of seven business ideas taking part in this year’s Summer Institute. Hosted by the J. Herbert...

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Summer Institute helps entrepreneurs take their business ideas to the next level

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


For anyone with an egg allergy, one entrepreneur is going to give them the replacement they’ve been searching for. Hannah Chisholm has been allergic to milk, eggs and nuts her entire life. In May 2015, she created Eggcitables for personal use as a response to the absence of egg alternatives in grocery stores. “Growing up, I got to witness the rise of the plant-based food industry. I went from...

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Dr Heidi MacDonald appointed as dean of arts

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Dr. Heidi MacDonald will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as dean of arts on the Saint John campus. Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Lethbridge and served as department chair, as well as director of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. She holds a PhD in Canadian history from UNB, a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s...

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UNB nursing senior teaching associate recognized for leadership excellence

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A senior teaching associate at the University of New Brunswick is being saluted for her commitment to improving the classroom. Nancy Doiron-Maillet, a senior teaching associate with UNB’s faculty of nursing, has received the Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders who encourage excellence in teaching. An individual nominated for the award will have provided leadership...

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Commentary Experiential opportunities for students benefit all of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Students looking for a university are interested in the extraordinary - transformative opportunities they can’t find elsewhere. More and more, experiential education – work-integrated learning – is what they seek. Earlier this month, the Government of New Brunswick announced an investment of $18.4 million to expand experiential educational opportunities for students at the province’s four...

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