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Climate change the focus of many environmental projects

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Posted: July 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



June 2019 set a global record as being the hottest in 140 years. Increasingly frequent and intense heat waves are linked to manmade climate change with temperature records not just being broken, they are being smashed. The University of New Brunswick hosted the Environmental Trust Fund as they announced an investment of $2.5 million into more than 60 projects focusing on climate change. The...

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UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre receives federal funding for Indigenous language work

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Posted: July 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick received more than $74,000 from the federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative for its Wolastoqey Latuwewaken Revival program. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the funding at the UNB Fredericton campus on Wednesday. The funding is part of $4.1 million the Government of Canada...

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UNB Saint John Seawolves name Carolyn Welden as new head coach

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Posted: July 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Carolyn Welden has accepted the position to lead the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s volleyball program for next season. Ms. Welden is currently the executive director of Volleyball New Brunswick and wishes to continue her passion of developing elite athletes. Ms. Welden is a Chartered Professional Coach who has led programs at the college, university and international levels. She was...

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UNB nursing and health sciences researcher receives funding to improve the lives of seniors through technology

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Posted: July 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



UNB nursing and health sciences professor, Dr. Rose McCloskey, has received $800,000 in funding from the Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation/Baycrest and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to conduct research on the use of technology to improve the lives of seniors. This project is in partnership with Loch Lomond Villa in Saint John and will examine the impact of three...

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UNB granted $1.6 million in support of social sciences and humanities research

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Posted: July 17, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A group of 33 researchers and graduate students at the University of New Brunswick have been granted funding in support of social sciences and humanities investigations. On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million in funding for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The investment, through the Social...

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Faculty of nursing virtual gaming simulation workshop being held at UNB

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Posted: July 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Approximately 20 nursing faculty members from all three sites of the University of New Brunswick (Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton), the Université de Moncton and staff from the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) will participate in a two-day interactive workshop, facilitated by the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Led by CAN-Sim...

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UNB Law professor honoured with distinguished teaching award

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Posted: July 16, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


UNB Law professor Dr. Vokhid Urinov has been presented with a 2018 Teaching Innovation Award for his commitment to fostering a collaborative and innovative teaching environment. In his four years of teaching at UNB, Dr. Urinov has driven classroom engagement through a problem-based approach to learning. His innovative “context first, concept after” method promotes student-centred...

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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

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Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19. The goal of the IPSW is to connect researchers in industry, non-profit organizations and academia. During the workshop, six organizations from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

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Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on...

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UNB research lab receives federal funding for spruce budworm study

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Posted: July 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A research lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding for a study into the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks on the environment and climate change. Dr. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at UNB Fredericton, and his research lab have received more than $400,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s...

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National Geographic publishes article by UNB graduate

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Posted: July 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


National Geographic has published an article on North American right whale deaths, written by University of New Brunswick, Fredericton alumnus, Tom Cheney. Cheney’s article focuses on six recent deaths of the critically endangered mammals, which are edging closer to extinction. Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales are left. The piece also references research from Dr. Kim Davies, an...

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Angélique W. Simpson named Director of UNB Development and Donor Relations

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



UNB is pleased to announce that Angélique W. Simpson (LLB ’07) has been selected as UNB’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations.  A UNB alumna and lawyer, Angélique left private practice 10 years ago to become more involved with projects that strengthen Atlantic Canada. Her first bi-campus leadership role at UNB was as Director of International Recruitment,...

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UNB Board of Governors reappoints chair and vice-chair

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Larry Hachey, a well-known community leader from Quispamsis, N.B., has been reappointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for an additional two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, who is currently the president and CEO of Canlease Inc., an equipment finance company, has served as chair of UNB’s Board of Governors since 2017 and has been a member...

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Funding for bridging program to train nurses

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Posted: July 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The licensed practical nurse (LPN) bachelor of nursing bridge program, which helps train LPNs to become registered nurses, will be reintroduced at the University of New Brunswick to help address the province’s nursing shortage. The funding will support 24 LPNs in the program at the university’s Saint John campus beginning in January 2020, with a May 2022...

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UNB professor named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Ali Ghorbani of the University of New Brunswick has received an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, recognizing his inspiring achievements and leadership. Dr. Ghorbani is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, a professor of computer science on the UNB Fredericton campus, and director of UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which he established in 2016. Moving to...

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Message from UNB President Dr. Paul Mazerolle

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Posted: July 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Mazerolle assumed the role of UNB President on July 1, 2019. I am honoured to begin today in the role as the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. Universities are amazing places for transforming the future for students,...

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