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UNB student wins Startup Canada pitch competition

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Posted: June 28, 2019 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A co-op student from the University of New Brunswick won a pitch competition at the Startup Canada awards ceremony on June 11. Ashley Vaughan, who will enter her fourth year in the faculty of business at UNB Saint John this September, is completing her final co-op term at Millennia TEA at the end of August. Millennia TEA is an early stage company based out of Saint John with a unique product....

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UNB alumna wins prestigious international literary award

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Posted: June 26, 2019 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick graduate has received the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest literary prize awarded to a single novel. Emily Ruskovich, a UNB master of arts (’09) graduate, won the award for her debut novel, Idaho. The prize is worth €100,000 and has previously been awarded to such notable writers as Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Ms....

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UNB receives $1.12 million in funding for marine additive manufacturing research

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Posted: June 25, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has received a $1.12-million contribution from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin. Funding support from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin will help lay the foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship in marine additive manufacturing research in New Brunswick. By leveraging $504,000 from Lockheed...

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Students awarded for psychology research presentations

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Posted: June 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Two University of New Brunswick students received recognition for their research at the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference in May. Caitlin Barry and Morgan Nesbitt, students on UNB’s Saint John campus, won awards for their oral presentations at the conference, hosted at Mount Allison University on May 6 and 7. Ms. Barry’s presentation examined the relationship between mental...

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UNB celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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Posted: June 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), as part of the “Ceremonies that Promote Wellness” project, is honoring National Indigenous Peoples day with a series of events held at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery on June 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by former UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley, the event...

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UNB solidifies collaboration on cannabis research

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Posted: June 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) signed a two-year memorandum of understanding promising to work together to explore future collaborative opportunities in the field of cannabis research. The memorandum aims to facilitate high-growth opportunities to accelerate private sector growth and job creation in the...

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Nursing faculty receive recognition for outstanding achievements

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Posted: June 13, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Four University of New Brunswick faculty members have been honoured by the Nursing Association of New Brunswick (NANB) for their contributions to nursing in the province. Dr. Patricia Seaman, Kim Wilbur, Cathy O’Brien-Larivee and Dr. Tracey Rickards received recognition from the NANB on June 4. Dr. Seaman, a nursing instructor at UNB Fredericton, received the Lifetime Membership Award....

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UNB-led ocean expedition to answer why right whales are on the move

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Posted: June 11, 2019 8:54:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A researcher from the University of New Brunswick is leading a multi-institutional and multi-national team on a new ocean expedition to take a deeper look at why the North Atlantic right whale is shifting away from traditional summer feeding grounds in the Bay of Fundy in favour of moving north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A new paper co-authored by Dr. Kimberley Davies, assistant professor...

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Canadians are struggling more with the cost of living than official economic data suggests

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Posted: June 10, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



As analysts speculate on the inevitability of another recession in the coming months, new research out of the University of New Brunswick shows that many Canadians still haven’t recovered from the last one. A new study from the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) and the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research, and Training (NB-IRDT), both located on UNB’s Fredericton...

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Securing critical infrastructure through cyber innovation

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Posted: June 10, 2019 11:26:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have announced the opening of the CIC-NRC Cybersecurity Collaboration Consortium (CNCCC) in Fredericton. This innovative hub, housed on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will lead to discoveries and advances in cybersecurity including publications, patents, and the commercialization of technology, as...

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UNB hosting national storytelling conference

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Posted: June 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education in Fredericton is hosting the 28th annual Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada National Conference from June 5-9. The theme of this year’s conference, Weaving Baskets of Knowledge/Le conte ou l'art de tisser les fils de la connaissance/Akonutomahtimok: Askomiw Latokonasuwol Kcicihtuwakonol, was gifted by former...

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UNB data research leader wins national award

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Posted: June 7, 2019 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick economist who has led efforts to establish New Brunswick as a leading jurisdiction for data research and evidence-based policy has been recognized nationally for his work since 2015. Dr. Ted McDonald, the director of UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training (NB-IRDT), received the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics on June 1 at...

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UNB Piluwitahasuwin on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry

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Posted: June 5, 2019 3:20:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The following statement is shared by Amanda Reid Rogers, Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. UNB Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant VP of Indigenous Engagement), the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Indigenous Student Representative and the President of the UNB Student Union acknowledge the release of the Final Report of the...

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UNB and JDI announce 2019 scholarship recipient

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Posted: June 5, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Ethan Higgins Watson of Saint John will attend UNB Saint John in the fall to pursue a degree in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “I was so excited...

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Update regarding UNB faculty member

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


I write to advise members of the University community that Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor in the department of social science, has provided his notice of early retirement to focus on his own pursuits as an independent scholar. We respectfully accept his decision and thank him for his 24 years of service. Dr. Petra Hauf Vice-President Saint John University of New Brunswick

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