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Bell Let's Talk Community Fund grant announced during opening of Psychological Wellness Centre's new location at UNB

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) at the University of New Brunswick has received a $19,500 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to help expand the centre’s group therapy program for adolescents and teens. The grant was announced during the opening of the centre’s new location in the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre on the UNB Fredericton campus. The PWC’s...

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Dr. Gary Saunders appointed UNB Fredericton dean of science

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Gary Saunders has been named dean of science at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Saunders has been acting dean of science since July 2017. He is a professor of biology and chaired the biology department for eight years. Dr. Saunders joined UNB in 1995 as an assistant professor and has held various roles over the years, including two research chairs, and UNB...

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UNB researcher contributes to BBC Earth short documentary

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A marine researcher from UNB’s Saint John campus has contributed to a BBC Earth short documentary focused on aquaculture. “Our Blue Planet: Aquaculture could be the future of food” was shared by BBC Earth’s Facebook page last week. It delves into how marine aquaculture may solve future food crises as the world’s population increases, and calls for the development of sustainable aquaculture...

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UNB researchers have moment in the spotlight on History Channel show

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Posted: November 28, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Two UNB researchers found themselves in the limelight this past summer when a Hollywood production company paid their research lab a visit. Dr. Christopher McFarlane, professor of earth sciences and founder of the Laser Ablation Lab, and Brandon Boucher, the lab’s research technician, were contacted by showrunners for the History Channel show The Curse of Oak Island. The documentary-style...

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UNB welcomes the first cannabis health research chair in the country

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Posted: November 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Dr. Yang Qu will pioneer a new field of cannabis research and grow the industry from its infancy stage as the Cannabis Health Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Qu will begin this new chair position in January 2019 and will focus on the following three areas of research: Investigate the medicinal potential of cannabinoids by examining the medical purposes and expand the...

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UNB welcomes a new Vice-President of the Saint John campus

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Posted: November 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Dr. Petra Hauf will be joining the University of New Brunswick as Vice-President of the Saint John campus. As an internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Hauf will build upon UNB’s momentum as a global leader in research and continue to advance UNB as a research-focused institution. Dr. Hauf is joining UNB from St. Francis Xavier University, where she is currently the dean of science. As...

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UNB psychology chair inducted to Royal Society of Canada

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Posted: November 21, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Dr. Sandra Byers, department chair of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, is now the 11th professor at UNB to earn the distinction of Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Research Fellow. She was inducted into the class of 2018 fellows for her lifetime contribution in advancing human sexuality research at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement held in Halifax on Nov....

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Author Jan Wong to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author Jan Wong will read from Apron Strings on as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series on Sunday, Dec. 2. Apron Strings has been shortlisted for the 2018 Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for non-fiction and longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize. Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France,...

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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

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Posted: November 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Amanda Reid Rogers has been named Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. Piluwitahasuwin [pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN] is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” Ms. Rogers, RN, is Dakota-Sioux with family and community connections in Wolastokuk. Currently a course instructor and master’s...

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IBEC continues to foster partnerships through the third annual Data Visualization Competition

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Posted: November 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the third annual Data Visualization Competition (DVC) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Wu Conference Centre at UNB Fredericton. Participants will analyze information and statistics in the form of open data sets provided by various organizations and New Brunswick’s...

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UNB continues work in Malawi through Queen Elizabeth Scholars program

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Posted: November 16, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Mzuzu University in Malawi, in southeast Africa. Since 2007, the UNB has sent more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students to Malawi under the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program. Dr. Robert Kingdon, instructor and undergraduate director of geodesy & geomatics engineering (GGE) at UNB, first travelled to...

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UNB physicists help Government of Canada improve arctic communications

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Posted: November 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Physicists from the University of New Brunswick’s Radio Physics Lab have developed a new model that will help Canada monitor activity in the arctic and improve arctic communications. The Empirical Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Model (E-CHAIM) is the first phase of the UNB Radio Physics Lab’s $1.2-million All Domain Situational Awareness Program contract with Defence Research and...

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UNBers to receive two New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards

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Posted: November 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Austin Henderson and Roxanne Fairweather will be receiving New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards from the Canadian Red Cross on Nov. 14. Mr. Henderson, a Lord Beaverbrook scholar, is currently in his final year of his bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership at UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton. He will receive the 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for New...

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UNB researchers awarded Heart and Stroke grants at New Brunswick Health Research Conference

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Posted: November 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Dr. Neeru Gupta, Dr. Keith Brunt and Dr. Martin Sénéchal were the recipients of three research grants at the 10th Annual NB Health Research Conference on Nov. 7. Dr. Gupta, professor and Diabetes Research Chair at UNB, received a $20,000 research endowment for her upcoming project, “At the Crossroads: Gender and Poverty as Drivers of Health Inequalities in...

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UNB named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019

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Posted: November 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


For the sixth time in seven years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019). The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2019; UNB is one of five universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re thrilled to be named one of the country’s top employers again,” says Eddy...

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Douglas Gibson to present as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author and raconteur Douglas Gibson will present GREAT SCOTS: Canadian Fiction writers with Links to Scotland, from 1867 to Today on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. After performing more than 200 shows around the world about Canadian authors, Gibson has created this presentation in a PowerPoint format. The lively show involves dozens of excellent...

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UNB student nabs national entrepreneurship award for connecting students with odd jobs

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Posted: November 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Less than two years after launching a business that pairs students with odd jobs in the community, Cameron Ritchie is now Startup Canada’s young entrepreneur of the year. HomeWurk, founded by Mr. Ritchie when he was in Grade 11, allows students looking for work to take on odd jobs for local residents who may not have the time or ability to complete them. Students choose the jobs they’d like to...

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Kinesiology student gains in-the-field experience through summer internship

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Posted: November 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Like many university students, Kesey Daye spent her summer working. But Ms. Daye, unlike many of her peers, wasn’t working a run of the mill summer job; she was putting her studies into practice by participating in a summer internship with J.D. Irving, Ltd. For four months, Ms. Daye, a recent recreation and sport studies (BRSS) graduate, worked in the company’s Woodlands Division as...

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Ingrid R.G. Waldron to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Ingrid R.G. Waldron will read from her new book There’s Something in the Water on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. In There’s Something in the Water, Waldron examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study, and the grassroots resistance...

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Paddle Your Own Canoe Project visits UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: November 5, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The Paddle Your Own Canoe Project and Chestnut Pride, a restored canoe featuring a striking rainbow design, made an appearance at UNB’s Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 18. The Board of Governors saw the beautifully restored 60-year-old canoe up close and took the opportunity to provide financial support for the project. Norm Betts, UNB business professor, former politician, finance...

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UNB law faculty members receive honorary title of Queen's Counsel

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Posted: November 5, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Two UNB law faculty members have been given the esteemed designation of Queen’s Counsel. The award, known informally as “taking silk,” was bestowed upon former UNB law dean and current professor Anne Warner La Forest and part-time instructor Scott Brittain. Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyn Roy-Vienneau conferred the appointments at the legislative assembly in Fredericton on Oct....

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UNB hosts sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

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Posted: November 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond. “It’s really...

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