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UNB family violence researcher receives the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

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Posted: December 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Rina Arseneault, associate director at the University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case on Dec. 14 in Ottawa. The Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to...

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Study shows that despite 1970s crash, St. John River striped bass still exist

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


A new study led by the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) suggests that, not only is the St. John River an important habitat for striped bass from other rivers, but it still supports its own native population, according to a recent article published in the American Fisheries Society’s journal, North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Several scientists from the CRI at University of...

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Three UNB researchers receive funding for frailty and aging research

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have awarded funding to three University of New Brunswick researchers through the CFN-NBHRF Frailty and Aging Research Engagement (FARE) Initiative. Dr. Danielle Bouchard and her team, which includes principal co-investigators Linda Caissie from St. Thomas University and Grant Handrigan from...

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UNB Lorenzo Society coordinator attends Governor General's Literary Awards ceremony

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

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When Andrea Kikuchi opened an email invitation from the Governor General’s office at the beginning of November, she most certainly thought it was spam. The invitation, which was for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Rideau Hall, is an exclusive opportunity not afforded to many. Ms. Kikuchi has been the Lorenzo Society coordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s...

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UNB to host Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program to accelerate business growth

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), in partnership with the Government of Canada and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), is investing in the launch of an exciting new program to scale-up businesses in New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is a unique program that helps companies grow and...

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UNB business professor provides undergraduate marketing students with invaluable experiential learning opportunities

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Dr. Emin Civi is using real-life opportunities in the workforce through a variety of experiential techniques to prepare his students for the future. A business professor at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Civi’s retailing class is highly interactive and familiarizes students with the steps involved in running a real-life retail firm. “One of the main components of the class is...

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UNB, Dr Oetker and SHAD promoting leadership in Victoria County

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB and SHAD are working to bring new opportunities to students from the Grand Falls region through a grant from the Dr Oetker Community Fund. Exceptional high school students from Victoria County are encouraged to participate in the SHAD program, and once they graduate, to attend UNB as undergraduate students. Made possible by a financial commitment from the Dr. Oetker Community Fund,...

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UNB Saint John to host new NB-IRDT satellite location

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

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A new satellite location of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) has been launched on the UNB Saint John campus in what will soon be a shared facility with Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), expected to open next spring. This is one of two similar locations – the other is located at Université de Moncton - to become the first data...

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UNB ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

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

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre 29 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Each year, we remember the 14 women in engineering...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Canadian Senate unveils cyber security report at UNB

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

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The University of New Brunswick hosted the Standing Senate Committee of Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC) as they released the report Cyber Assault: It should keep you up at night. The report states Canada's infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks. With three out of five Canadians having four or more devices connected to the internet in their homes, 10 million Canadians were victims of...

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Harrison McCain Foundation Faculty Award recipients announced for 2018

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

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Twenty-two faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support for the 2018-19 academic year, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards. The awards are focused in four areas: young scholars, conference and research travel, visiting professorships and scholarly book publishing. They were initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from...

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Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre creates online portal to share resources about Wabanaki Nations

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

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The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick has launched a website, Wabanaki Collection, to provide teachers with quality resources about Wabanaki Nations. The website connects post-secondary educators, school teachers, and the public with a variety of resources that support enhanced relationships between all the peoples of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States. It...

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Dr. Sandra Byers recognized for contributions to human sexuality research

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

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Dr. E. Sandra Byers, department chair of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, has been recognized by the Canadian Sexual Research Forum with an Outstanding Contribution Award for her lifetime achievement in advancing human sexuality research. She is a pioneer in human sexuality research across multiple faucets including sexual satisfaction, sexual violence and the sexual health of...

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BioHuntress Therapeutics Inc makes its mark as a semi-finalist in BioInnovation Challenge 2018

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

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BioHuntress, a biotech start-up created by UNB Saint John senior scientist Dr. Alli Murugesan, is one of eight semi-finalists for the BioInnovation Challenge 2018 to be held on Nov. 8 in Halifax. Dr. Murugesan aspires to help researchers translate their breakthrough biomedical discoveries. As an incubator within academia, BioHuntress will play a key role in establishing a research to market...

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Bob and Barbara Pickett support research facility for adaptive rehabilitation engineering at UNB

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

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The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) at UNB will be adding new space for the Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering thanks to the generosity of alumnus Bob Pickett (BSc CE '61, MSc CE '63) and his wife, Barbara. The Picketts' leadership gift of $400,000 has leveraged $4.5 million from the Province of New Brunswick and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding will be...

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UNB SRC president receives youth mentoring award

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

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UNB Saint John's Students' Representative Council (SRC) president Sam Palmer was named the 2018 winner of the INSPIRE Youth Mentoring Award at the second annual INSPIRE Mentoring Awards event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John on Oct. 18. This event recognizes individuals in the community who have made a meaningful impact through mentoring. Not only do mentors have a profound influence...

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Campus accessibility advocate crosses the stage at UNB Fredericton Convocation

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

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At UNB, Jeremy Murray is known for his sense of humour and diverse involvement in student groups and societies. But he's perhaps best recognized for his activism in raising awareness around disability and accessibility issues on campus. The media arts and culture program graduate has cerebral palsy. As a result, Mr. Murray's motor skills are impaired and he relies on an electric wheelchair to...

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Fourth Red Shawl Campaign begins at UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

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

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The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its fourth annual Red Shawl Campaign from Oct. 16 to 19 to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The campaign was a vision of UNB's Elder-in-residence, Imelda Perley. The red shawl is a symbol of protection; it is what a young girl earns in her footsteps to becoming a woman....

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Writer Christine Higdon to read as part of UNB's Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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Writer Christine Higdon will read from The Very Marrow of Our Bones on Sunday, Oct. 28, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. On a November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg...

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Orange Shirt Day at UNB

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

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The beginning of October signals the beginning of the most colourful and most beautiful season. But Oct. 1 also marked a special and reflective day for UNB's Indigenous community. Organized by Shelley Francis, director of UNB's Indigenous Nursing Program, members of the UNB community wore orange to recognize the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake,...

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UNB student presents at the Prime Minister's Science Fair

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

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Jackson Weir, a first-year science student on UNB's Fredericton campus, presented his award-winning research project to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the second annual Prime Minister's Science Fair (PMSF) held on Sept. 19 in Ottawa. Mr. Weir was one of 35 students, ages 10 to 18, selected from 500 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) award winners across Canada to present his...

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Restored stained glass windows revealed at UNB

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

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The freshly restored windows were unveiled at a public celebration on Thursday. While the work officially began in 2016, UNB Art Centre director Marie Maltais had been searching for a qualified conservator and raising funds since 2011. Essential to the project was a stained glass artist who had the knowledge and expertise to work with old glass on an architectural scale. Miraculously, stained...

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UNB researchers receive $3.1 million in research funding

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

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The University of New Brunswick has received $3.1 million in support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for discovery research. The investment was presented to UNB by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and is part of the more than $558 million in funding for researchers...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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Sarah Faber will read from her first novel, All Is Beauty Now, on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. Set against the seductive world of 1960's Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we'll go to save ourselves and those we love. With settings ranging from the opulence of the...

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UNB researcher recognized with Rising Star Research Award

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

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Dr. Angkoon Phinyomark, post doctorate fellow at UNB Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), has been recognized by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) with a Rising Star Research Award. Dr. Phinyomark’s research in myoelectric control devices and prothesis will benefit amputees. He studies how muscular, skeletal and neurological systems process signals to classify human...

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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

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The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to three outstanding individuals at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on Oct. 18 and 19. The recipients are: Nancy Strickland Nancy Strickland will receive a doctor of laws degree in Fredericton on Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Nancy Strickland was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ont., and now lives in Bhutan in the...

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Business student team nabs second prize at case competition

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

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A team of students from the UNB Saint John faculty of business won second prize in the 2018 Atlantic Schools of Business case competition over the weekend. With eight teams competing in the undergraduate competition, students were given a case to develop a business plan to launch a profitable malting operation in New Brunswick at noon on Friday. All teams were required to communicate their...

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Industry trailblazer named to UNB's Engineering Wall of Fame

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

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UNB alumna Denise LaForge has been inducted to the Engineering Wall of Fame at the University of New Brunswick for her entrepreneurial successes and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Ms. LaForge, originally from Edmundston, is the first woman to be inducted to the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. Ms. LaForge is chairman and CEO of Denco Financial Holdings, a company with investments...

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UNB's It Begins Here campaign celebrates raising $125 million

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Posted: September 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

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 The University of New Brunswick wrapped up the largest fundraising campaign in its history on Friday, with a bi-campus victory party that gave students 125 million reasons to celebrate. It Begins Here: The Campaign for the University of New Brunswick was launched in November 2016 with the goal of raising $110 million for student support and faculty research. "10,000 alumni worldwide...

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Poets Jim Johnstone and Jeffery Donaldson to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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Jim Johnstone will read from The Chemical Life and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry, and Jeffery Donaldson will read from Fluke Print as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB Saint John. The Chemical Life - An exploration of mental illness and addiction Praised for his darkly psychological accounts of extreme...

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UNB professor heralded with educational leadership award

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Posted: September 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Emin Civi, faculty of business at UNB Saint John, has received the 2018 AAU Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award. This award, given to one outstanding educational leader in Atlantic Canada each year, recognizes a sustained commitment over an extended period to the improvement of university teaching and learning, within the nominee's own institution and beyond. Among other...

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UNB to be research hub for RAVEN Rural Action and Voices for the Environment

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Posted: September 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A new research project aiming to strengthen the voices of those living on Wabanaki territory has recently launched at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Susan O'Donnell, researcher and adjunct professor with the department of sociology at UNB, has received $525,000 for her research project, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN). The RAVEN team is composed of UNB faculty and...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars for 2017-18

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

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Fifteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 season. They are: Sam Anstey, Basketball Hanna Grossman, Basketball Alannah Hansen, Basketball Kathryn Magee, Basketball Allyson McLaughlin, Basketball Victor Emordi, Soccer Harold Oh, Soccer Logan Perry, Soccer Marina...

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Renowned author to kick off 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series

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

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Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will open the 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series with his new novel, Mary Cyr, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. Mary Cyr opens in Mexico just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal mine has collapsed with 13 men trapped inside. Less than 48 hours later, the authorities abandon all hope of finding...

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UNB Institute and NB Trauma Program integrate trauma care data into research data repository

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

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The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and the New Brunswick Trauma Program have partnered to educate the province about preventing and caring for traumatic injury. This collaboration will provide researchers, care workers, policy and government decision makers with information that will better serve New Brunswickers in traumatic injury prevention and care. "This is...

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Indspire CIBC launch new bursaries for Indigenous students

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Indigenous students enrolling in the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John now have access to a special bursary program, thanks to a $500,000 gift from CIBC to UNB's It Begins Here campaign. The CIBC-University of New Brunswick Indigenous Bursaries will be awarded to undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Bachelor...

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OSCO funds research in off-site construction at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


OSCO Construction Group is investing $2 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish a new Centre for Off-site Construction and to fund research led by the new OSCO Chair in Off-site Construction. In contrast to conventional "stick-built" construction at a jobsite, off-site construction consists of planning, designing and fabricating building elements in a factory-controlled...

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UNB signs MOU with Civilized

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick and Civilized have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to guide their shared interests in cannabis research and public awareness. Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle brand based in Saint John, will facilitate opportunities for research and networking between UNB’s groundbreaking Health Research Chair in Cannabis, only the second position of its kind...

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UNB launches niche master's program in quantitative investment

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus has launched a one-year Master in Quantitative Investment Management program.Students are on campus this week for orientation events and are participating in a boot camp to prepare for their classes that will start next week. The program is designed to give students the tools necessary to work in the ever-changing environment of quantitative...

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UNB law graduate named one of Canada's top legal influencers

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB law graduate Tom Isaac (LLB '90) has had a profound effect on Canada's legal landscape. Mr. Isaac, a partner with Vancouver law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, has been named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential in the corporate commercial category for his work as a national leading authority on Aboriginal law. "I'm honoured to have been given the distinction and I...

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UNB welcomes new students

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is alive again as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university's campuses. Here are some of the highlights of Orientation 2018. UNB Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia....

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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys to read from The Reinvention of Love

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

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Award-winning author Helen Humphreys will read from The Reinvention of Love on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Helen Humphreys is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leaving Earth (1997), winner of a City of Toronto Book Award; Afterimage (2000), winner of a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; The Lost Garden...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from her new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: Events, UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor...

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Issues with the current ePublications

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

Category: UNB Homepage, myUNB


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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Issues with the current ePublications

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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Saint John campus gets technology upgrade

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


UNB Saint John library, information technology and facilities staff have been busy this past summer helping to ensure our students, and future students, have the best experience possible. Just a couple of the areas where improvements have been made over the summer months: Hazen Hall 326 has 24 brand new touch screen computers; The computer lab in K.C. Irving Hall 102 has 30 new chairs; K.C....

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Steven Galloway to read at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: UNB


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a literary reading by acclaimed Canadian writer Steven Galloway, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB's Fredericton Campus. Galloway is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels including his latest international bestseller, The Cellist of Sarajevo. This third novel was a finalist...

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UNB sustainability project to create wildlife friendly gardens on Fredericton campus

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is partnering with Nature NB to create three wildlife friendly gardens on UNB Fredericton’s campus on July 7 and 8. The gardens are one of many initiatives under a project is called “Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability”. The project is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “UNB Sustainability aims to increase the...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports IT firm s expansion into Miramichi

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The Miramichi Technology Fund - managed partially by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute - recently unveiled plans to support a Saint John IT company's expansion into northern New Brunswick. Search2Go will use the investment to help open a new development office in Miramichi. “We're very excited by our new presence in Miramichi and what this investment will allow us to do here," says Jason Richard,...

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UNB welcomes new Activator cohort

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A select group of students on the University of New Brunswick???s Fredericton campus will lead their peers in executing market research, developing viable business plans, and securing funding for four local startup companies. The Activator program, coordinated by UNB???s International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre within the faculty of business administration, is welcoming its new...

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Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship applications being accepted

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Applications are now being accepted for the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship The Flewellings were lifelong residents and enthusiastic supporters of Greater Saint John.  They admired the strength of local support for UNB Saint John and had a keen interest in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. As a result they established a fund with the Greater Saint John...

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Students at UNB receive Canada's largest STEM scholarship

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This year, out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Noseworthy, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich...

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International study examines the role of athletes parents in doping prevention

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


What role do parents of young athletes play in preventing doping in sport? This is the question that Dr. Terri Byers and Dr. Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet of the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology have teamed up to answer. As part of the research project, Drs. Byers and Tymowski-Gionet are searching for an inside perspective on how parents may influence a drug-free...

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Pride colours light up UNB Fredericton campus

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is a little brighter thanks to a new rainbow crosswalk. The crosswalk is the result of a bi-campus effort between the UNB Student Union and the St. Thomas University Students’ Union to increase the visibility and prominence of the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Painted in advance of Pride Week in Fredericton, it is in a high traffic area in...

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UNB graduate student leads community walking group to combat breast cancer one step at a time

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation are teaming up to fight breast cancer with exercise. Twice a week, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are invited to take part in a breast cancer walking group. The program is free to attend and aims to support all women touched by breast cancer – from those currently living with the...

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New documentary examines the legacy of Canada s public service LGBTQ purge

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A new documentary shedding light on a dark piece of Canada’s history is screening at the Fredericton Playhouse as part of Fredericton Pride Week. Presented by the University of New Brunswick and Friends of the Fredericton Playhouse, The Fruit Machine focuses on how LGBTQ+ employees were treated by the Canadian government. Between the 1950s and 1990s, the Canadian government conducted a...

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UNB hosts digital health and technology announcement

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


New Brunswick has been identified by Surrey BC’s Health and Technology District as the site of the first phase of its Atlantic Canadian division. With this initiative, Saint John is set to become the hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada. The announcement was made today on the UNB Saint John campus. Digital health refers to the umbrella of technological advances for health and healthy...

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UNB opens new home for kinesiology

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick held the official ribbon cutting event for the new Kinesiology Building at UNB Fredericton this morning. This 60,000-sq. ft., $36-million building will create a nationally significant research cluster focused on health, wellness, physical fitness and health promotion that will establish New Brunswick as a leader in preventative health care. “In addition to the...

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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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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 exemplary...

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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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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...

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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

UNB Newsroom

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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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...

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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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UNB students come to aid of Fredericton food bank with their ingenuity

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


Three engineering students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have applied their innovative know-how to aid a local food bank, devising new technology to help address a pressing need. The trio have dedicated countless hours to help the Fredericton Food Bank at Greener Village by advancing an inefficient manual compost grinder. “Our main goal is to create something that...

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UNB students advance to national competition with pitch for smart highway concept

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Posted: March 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


A team of students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus pitching a concept for an intelligent highway are in the running for the top prize in a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. The business students vaulted into the top 20 of the CanInfra Challenge with their proposal for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to...

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Engaging youth to capture indigenous history focus of lecture at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: March 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON — For Maine ethnohistorian Micah Pawling, there is an urgency to record today's indigenous history. He's working with the Passamaquoddy in a project that will involve them in recording their own cultural history by capturing knowledge from their elders. "Our project is about empowering people to engage in, and to actually produce, their own history," says Dr. Pawling, an assistant...

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Six UNB professors celebrated at upcoming books event

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's department of history and politics will be celebrating the launch of books by six of its professors on Tuesday, March 27 at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square, Saint John. All have written or edited books published in 2017 or 2018.  Dr. Joanna Everitt, Dr. J.P. Lewis, Dr. Cheryl Fury, Dr. Debra Lindsay, Dr. Greg Marquis and a retired member of the...

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University of New Brunswick students launch first Sports Business Conference in Atlantic Canada

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON – Students at the University of New Brunswick are getting the chance to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s best and brightest sporting professionals at the Sports Business Conference in Fredericton from March 23 to 25. The conference is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. It provides students and industry professionals the opportunity to network with like-minded...

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UNB s writer-in-residence to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Colleen Murphy will read from her body of work including Pig Girl, I Hope My Heart Burns First, The Breathing Hole, Beating Heart Cadaver, and The December Man on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Ms. Murphy is a playwright, filmmaker and librettist. She won the 2014 Carol Bolt Award and...

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UNB forestry students help City of Fredericton prepare for possible arrival of destructive green beetle

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A group of 12 fourth-year students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of forestry and environmental management has created a contingency plan for nine parks and trails in the City of Fredericton should damaging emerald ash borer beetles find their way to the province. The little green bugs have decimated the ash tree population throughout southern Ontario. Though they have not yet...

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New tech to quickly convert vehicles to electric to be showcased by UNB engineering students

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Four students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have developed a way to quickly and cheaply convert gasoline-guzzling vehicles into electric-powered ones. They will soon be showcasing their innovation to the public, planning to park a demo car at the front entrance of the Fredericton Convention Centre on April 5, when the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium...

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UNB researcher to help coordinate global response to threat posed by antimicrobial resistance

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


With funding from the federal government, a University of New Brunswick global health expert is helping to lay the foundation of a Canadian research hub to help co-ordinate a global response to antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, a UNB political scientist studying international relations and global health, and Dr. Malcolm King, scientific director of the Saskatchewan Centre for...

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New Wolastoqey language app to be launched at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is launching a new smartphone app designed to help people learn the Wolastoqey language. The app, which will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday March 16, is designed to teach users words and phrases that surround the culture and identity of the Walostoquay people. There are sections on seasons, holidays, geographical regions,...

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Researchers uncover breakthrough in connecting mind to machine restoring sense for people with prosthetic arms

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A bionics researcher with the University of New Brunswick is part of a team that has discovered a pioneering technique to restore natural movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms. Jon Sensinger, associate director of UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, along with fellow researchers in Canada and the U.S., have today published their first-of-a-kind findings in Science...

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Memorandum of understanding signed between UNB and the Government of New Brunswick

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university. The agreement represents an investment of almost $28 million over four years, and is in addition to the university’s existing operational funding. “I am proud to sign this...

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Rina Arseneault selected to attend United Nations Commission on Status of Women

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Rina Arseneault is headed to the United Nations to share her expertise on family violence with representatives from across the globe. Ms. Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), has been invited to join the Canadian delegation at the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The session will take place at the...

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UNB PhD student developing digital literacy standards

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick is partnering with the province to develop digital literacy standards for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in an effort to increase effective interaction with technology. Digital literacy is the set of skills needed for safe, healthy, and successful participation in today’s connected world. The creation of standards for digital...

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UNB s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


At UNB, the work we do transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. The unresolved relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people limits us from reaching our full potential as a society. The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has called for a bridging of the educational attainment gap within one generation, and such a call resonates with us as leaders in...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


Author Sarah Faber will read from All is Beauty Now on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mrs. Faber received a master of arts in creative writing and English literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in Matrix and Brick. Originally from Toronto, Mrs. Faber now lives in Cape Breton with...

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Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre marks 25 years of seeking solution to family violence

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research has spent the past 25 years leading the way towards a solution to violence against women and children, a milestone it marks on March 8, International Women’s Day. Through collaborative and action-oriented research, has shaped policy and service delivery, as well as provided the basis for education and training materials. The...

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UNB students head to national competition with innovative projects

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick will show off their innovative creations and technical prowess on a national stage as they head to the Canadian Engineering Competition in Toronto this week, including one group that designed a prosthetic hand for children. Four teams of engineering students from the university’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses took home first place...

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Joint statement regarding the Sir Max Aitken Pool

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Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Further to the most recent discussions about keeping the Sir Max Aitken Pool open past its announced closing date, the University of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton wish to advise they have not been able to reach agreement and as a result, discussions have ended and the facility will close in September 2018. The age of the building, and the fact that the building systems are past...

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UNB researchers test virtual reality to treat phantom pain

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Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Imagine losing a limb. Now imagine that on top of that loss, you feel pain, not just at the site of amputation, but in the missing limb itself as your brain tries to make sense of scattered signals. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering are studying whether virtual reality helps patients quiet the signals that cause phantom pain. “This is a new...

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An architect of poverty reduction strategy to speak at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


One of the architects of the province’s poverty reduction strategy will be taking centre stage at two upcoming events hosted by the Urban and Community Studies Institute at UNB’s Saint John campus that are examining the role of government intervention in reducing social ills. James Hughes, a Crabtree Visiting Scholar in New Brunswick Public Policy at the University of New Brunswick and a...

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Three acclaimed playwrights to read at UNB

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Award-winning playwrights Anna Chatterton, Len Falkenstein and Colleen Murphy will read from their works on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The readings introduce Ms. Murphy as UNB’s writer-in-residence and launch the book publication of two plays – Lac/Athabasca by Dr. Falkenstein as...

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Top students from across Canada descend on Fredericton for grueling law competition

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Posted: February 22, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Law students from across the country will be descending on Fredericton today for the national round of a highly competitive international law competition. Up to 200 students, judges and volunteers will be convening for the Canadian finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition today through Saturday, hosted by the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. Competing...

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UNB taking strides in green initiatives

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick showcases its efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly with the third annual The Green Review by UNB Sustainability. The publication highlights initiatives, projects, practices and research that departments and faculties are implementing across UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses as well as surrounding communities to reduce their...

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UNB to host international student talent showcase

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The International Student Advisor’s Office at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its first World of Talent showcase, tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 21. World of Talent will include performances from singers, dancers, musicians and more – all students who have come from around the world to study at UNB’s Fredericton campus. “We decided to host the event to showcase the many talents that our...

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UNB professor helps Canada earn gold at World Juniors

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Posted: February 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A University of New Brunswick professor and alumnus helped Team Canada achieve a gold-medal victory at the IIHF World Juniors Ice Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. by keeping their minds focused and confidence high. Dr. Ryan Hamilton, an associate professor of psychology at UNB’s Fredericton campus since 2013, served as mental performance coach for Canada’s world juniors from Dec. 10 to Jan....

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Authors Steven Heighton and Nancy Bauer to read at UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


Writers Steven Heighton and Nancy Bauer will read from their works on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Steven Heighton is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. His most recent work, the 2017 novel entitled The Nightingale Won't Let...

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Innovative UNB story mapping unearths new insights into Loyalists

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Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


In an innovative digital story-mapping project, librarians and students at the University of New Brunswick are plotting the lives and far-flung travels of Loyalists who settled in New Brunswick in the 18th century. Staff and students at the Harriet Irving Library on UNB’s Fredericton campus are building a new dimension to the library’s renowned collection of historical documents on Loyalists...

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Two new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Larry Hachey, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board. Catherine Prosser and Deanna Graves-Brown have begun three-year terms as members of the Board of Governors. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including government as well as not-for-profit and private...

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Author Steven Heighton featured at Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Steven Heighton, novelist, short story writer and poet, will read from his latest book, The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mr. Heighton is the author of 14 books, including three short story collections, three novels and six poetry collections. His poetry collection The...

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UNB opens safe space for LGBTQIA2S students faculty and staff

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity opens today at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Run by an advisory board comprised of UNB students, faculty and staff, it provides LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit) students, faculty and staff with a welcoming, safe, and comfortable place to gather and socialize. “The...

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UNB offers to extend life of Sir Max Aitken Pool

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The City of Fredericton announced yesterday that it is forming a partnership with the YMCA to explore development of an indoor pool and field house. We congratulate them on this development and wish them well. UNB has a long history of providing a pool to the greater Fredericton community – for nearly 100 years, citizens have been able to enjoy the Lady Beaverbrook Residence Pool and then the...

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Businesses students and alumni invited to UNB career fair

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Posted: January 31, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting its annual Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair this Friday, Feb. 2 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students and alumni from UNB, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are invited to meet with more than 40 companies in the province and beyond. Students attending the career fair...

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Message to the community

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Posted: January 30, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


In recent weeks, UNB has seen the appearance of several posters representing views that are, in my view, contemptible. They do not reflect UNB’s values or our commitment to diversity. The messages conveyed in the posters that appeared on the UNB Fredericton campus are the opinions of a small group that has no official affiliation with our university. Indeed, we hold very different views. As a...

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Become a student for the day at UNB s Saint John campus

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will be giving high school students the unique opportunity next week to experience the life of a university student. The campus will be opening its doors on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30 to high school students from all grades for Student for a Day. The program gives students the experience of what it’s like to attend a...

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Author Janie Chang to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Janie Chang will read from her novel Dragon Springs Road on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. Chang’s first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 B.C. Book Prizes’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, which is awarded to the author of the best work of literary fiction, and one of nine Canadian books...

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Students descend on UNB to vie for $19 000 in prizes while perfecting business pitches

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Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students from three provinces will descend on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus this week as they vie for more than $19,000 in cash and prizes in a business plan competition. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business...

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Update on the Lady Beaverbrook Gym and Sir Max Aitken Pool at UNB s Fredericton campus

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Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Last year, we announced that the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, which houses the Sir Max Aitken Pool, would be decommissioned in September, 2018. As many of you know, the City of Fredericton recently committed to taking a leadership role in finding a solution to the city’s aquatic needs. Over the past few months, we’ve been working with the City in the hopes of having a new pool built on UNB’s...

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UNB students to race the clock in competition to solve real-world business issues

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Posted: January 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick business students will this week be competing to solve real-world issues for a local company in the first undergraduate business case competition hosted by the Saint John campus. The Faculty of Business undergraduate competition on Friday and Saturday gives third and fourth-year business students a chance to work on cases shared with them by a local company. Teams...

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UNB professor honoured with award for leadership in education

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Posted: January 17, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


As he walks the halls of the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, business professor Emin Civi is rarely without a smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement to students. His enthusiasm and passion for his job shines. “Emin Civi is much admired and respected by his faculty colleagues, staff and students alike and his presence here at UNB Saint John is an enormous asset to...

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UNB awarded 2 9 million in funding from federal government to enable the development of Arctic surveillance capabilities

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Posted: January 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two projects led by a University of New Brunswick physics professor are enabling the development of next-generation sensors and systems to enhance surveillance and detection capabilities for continental defence. The projects are part of the Department of National Defence (DND) All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) program and will provide valuable information about the Canadian Arctic Upper...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Susan White

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Posted: January 10, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Susan White will read from Maple Sugar Pie on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. White was born in New Brunswick, eventually moving to the Kingston Peninsula. After retiring from teaching, she began writing full time. Her first book, The Year Mrs. Montague Cried (2011) won the Ann Connor Brimer Award...

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