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UNB student earns national Indigenous essay prize

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Posted: April 30, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A student from the University of New Brunswick has won a national essay-writing competition for a short piece written about his experiences as an Indigenous university student. Matthew LeBlanc, a student at UNB Fredericton, won the English-language First Peoples Literary Prize: Student Award for Essay-Writing, awarded by the Blue Metropolis Foundation. His essay, Understanding the Indian...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2019-20 budget

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Posted: April 29, 2019 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2019-2020 budget. “There are many encouraging elements to the 2019-20 UNB budget that represent a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year,” says Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “We are focused on continued...

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Tick identification platform expands to New Brunswick

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Posted: April 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Two faculty members at the University of New Brunswick have partnered with the New Brunswick government and researchers from universities in Quebec and Ontario to help expand a tick identification platform, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Stephen Heard, professor in the department of biology, and Dr. Joe Nocera, associate professor in the faculty of forestry and environmental...

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UNB offering cannabis courses this summer

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Posted: April 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Instructors at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have incorporated cannabis-related topics into their programs to reflect the impacts of cannabis legalization. A new course in the faculty of business will begin in intersession 2019. In this class, students will examine the effect that cannabis legalization has had on the Canadian business landscape. “Our course is...

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UNB BBA co-op students achieving success in the workplace

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Posted: April 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Two students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business administration co-op program are putting their skills to work. The UNB business administration co-op program in Fredericton, which provides co-op education placements to its students in a variety of organizations, allows students to work and make money while earning their degree. The benefits of the program can...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates World Water Day

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Posted: April 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre is celebrating World Water Day with a number of events for the community. “Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.” These are the words that describe this year’s World Water Day theme and Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water for all by 2030. World Water Day is an international day of action that...

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Federal government invests in climate change adaptation research at UNB

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Posted: April 15, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Government of Canada will invest $300,000 in climate adaptation research at the University of New Brunswick to tackle the challenges of a changing climate for current and future generations. Mr. Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today...

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Students engaging with community-based organizations

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Posted: April 12, 2019 4:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



On April 8, fourth-year sociology students from the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus presented findings from their research collaborations with community organizations to educate on issues of health, substance use, social inclusion poverty and homelessness. The event, held in collaboration with Saint John Free Public Library, Romero House, New...

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Thirty days until UNB hosts the Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



In 30 days, 500 regional science fair finalists from across Canada between the ages of 12 and 17 will descend on UNB’s Fredericton campus to compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and university scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). The University of New Brunswick and Science East are partnering with Youth Science Canada to bring CWSF 2019 to Fredericton from May...

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UNB students highlight socioeconimic challenges through poster presentations

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



For the second year, UNIV 1005 students have set up a poster presentation on the UNB Saint John campus. This Service Learning and Mentoring course introduces first-year students to the social and economic challenges facing those living in poverty and provides them with the opportunity to assist in making a difference in the educational success of local school children. “Since...

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UNBers receive prestigious YMCA awards

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Posted: April 10, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Two members of the University of New Brunswick community will be honoured for their community dedication at the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s 2019 Red Triangle Award Gala on April 11. Dr. Shelley Rinehart, faculty of business professor and MBA director, will receive the Red Triangle Award, which recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the...

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High school students compete in annual neuroscience competition

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Posted: April 8, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology in Fredericton recently hosted the annual Regional Brain Bee competition. The competition, which tests participants’ understanding of neuroscience, is open to high school students from New Brunswick and surrounding areas. Similar to a spelling bee, the Regional Brain Bee competition tests students’ knowledge by way of...

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UNB students showcase work at 5th annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: April 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering hosted its fifth annual Engineering Design Symposium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During their fourth year of studies, engineering students group together to develop projects through the capstone design course, and with the guidance of industry mentors and professors, they...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:21:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB


On April 5, at a gala event in Saint John, the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of six alumni and one alumni group, and name UNB President Eddy Campbell and the late Diane Campbell honorary alumni. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a critical care physician who was at the forefront of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a...

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Siyabulela Mandela visits UNB campuses

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick held community conversations focusing on peace, social justice, conflict resolution and reconciliation with Siyabulela Mandela on April 1 and 2. Mr. Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, carries on his grandfather’s legacy as a renowned activist and freedom fighter. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD candidate in international relations and conflict...

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Economics professor re-examining technological advancements

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Posted: April 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A UNB economics professor has made it his mission to re-examine the concept of globalization by considering the evolution of recent technological advancements and how they relate to modern day business practices. Gone are the times that individuals need to leave their homes to buy even the most basic of goods and services. With a click of a button, people can get groceries delivered,...

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Helpline launched for loved ones of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new helpline will assist families and friends of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick navigate police, media and justice systems in an effort to find their loved ones and bring them home safely. The helpline is the latest resource developed in a collaboration between UNB law professor Dr. Jula Hughes, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Gignoo Transition House. The...

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