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Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients chosen for 2019-20

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 30, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



For almost two decades, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships have saluted important accomplishments and outstanding leadership by top high school students who intend to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Sandra Irving, a proud alumna of the university’s Saint John campus (BA’95, DLitt ‘09), established the scholarship...

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100 Debates on the Environment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



On Thursday, Oct. 3, a national initiative to hold non-partisan, all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada will take place at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Donald Wright, professor and acting chair of UNB Fredericton’s department of political science. Invited candidates for the Fredericton riding include:...

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Political theorist David Moscrop to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 27, 2019 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Political theorist David Moscrop will read from Too Dumb for Democracy?: Why We Make Bad Political Decisions and How We Can Make Better Ones on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. Mr....

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UNB professor receives AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

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Posted: September 26, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Martin Wielemaker, an associate professor in the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, has received the 2019 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award, an accolade which recognizes outstanding teaching over a number of years. Since joining UNB in 2002, Dr. Wielemaker has used alternative delivery modes and innovative technology...

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UNB researcher launches study on Canadian survivors of domestic homicide with focus on vulnerable populations

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Posted: September 25, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



New Brunswick has some of the highest rates of murder-suicide in the country and a researcher at the University of New Brunswick is seeking to reduce these deaths through research, broader public awareness and professional training focusing on members of four vulnerable populations. Dr. Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, is...

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UNB prof working to improve the health of New Brunswickers

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Posted: September 24, 2019 2:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


A University of New Brunswick researcher is working on a clinical trial that uses exercise as a healthcare intervention. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology in Fredericton, wants to provide physicians with resources to help their patients struggling with obesity and diabetes. “It doesn’t make sense to say that you’ll lose weight...

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UNB researcher part of climate change report released at UN Climate Action Summit

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Posted: September 24, 2019 12:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology at UNB, is one of 19 international researchers and policy analysts who prepared a groundbreaking report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. The report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action,” was written for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLPSOE), a...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features NYU professor

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Posted: September 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



Organizers from the University of New Brunswick are holding a series of lectures to initiate a dialogue in the area of cyber operations that includes government agencies, the private sector and educational institutions within the province. UNB Fredericton’s faculty of law, the North American Society for Intelligence History, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, the Gregg Centre for...

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Author Craig Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Author Craig Davidson will read from Saturday Night Ghost Club, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, on Thursday, Sept. 26. In the book, when neurosurgeon Jake Baker operates, he knows he's handling more than a patient's delicate brain tissue – he’s altering the seat of consciousness, the golden vault of memory. And memory, Jake knows well, can be a tricky,...

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UNB English PhD students release new books

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Posted: September 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Three members of the University of New Brunswick’s PhD in English (Creative Writing) program are celebrating newly published books. Dominique Béchard, Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and Shannon Webb-Campbell have each written and released poem collections that explore topics including self and community. One Dog Town (Gaspereau) is Ms. Béchard’s first book of poems, situated in...

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UNB and Siemens sign unique MOU to help students get workplace ready

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Posted: September 23, 2019 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Siemens Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enrich student experiences and ensure they’re job-ready when they graduate. Through the MOU, UNB becomes an official partner in Siemens Canada’s Dual Educational Program under the Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy (SCETA). The program recruits students, starting...

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UNB research published in top marine ecology journal

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Posted: September 20, 2019 2:48:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Researchers from University of New Brunswick’s Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research (ALAR) find that seabirds have a lot to say about the state of oceans. Their research was recently published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, one of the world’s most important marine journals. The article, which was written in collaboration with researchers from the Seabird Restoration Program...

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UNB athletes named national scholars for 2018-19

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Posted: September 20, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Eighteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2018-19 season. Sam Anstey, basketball Hunter Gray, basketball Hanna Grossman, basketball Alannah Hansen, basketball Kathryn Magee, basketball Alexander Allison, soccer Harold Oh, soccer Logan Perry, soccer Luke Watson,...

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Emily Davidson to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 19, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


Writer Emily Davidson, from Saint John, will read from Lift on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the BMO Theatre, Saint John Theatre Company. The debut collection of New Brunswick poet Emily Davidson, Lift is an examination of how to be alive without being adrift. Loosely narrative, the collection spans two Canadian coasts, its speaker a transplant from Atlantic to Pacific. Ms. Davidson’s...

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Triplets receive UNB entrance scholarships

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Posted: September 17, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



As the dust settles after a busy and exciting University of New Brunswick orientation week, the Wiley triplets are adapting to their new lives on the Fredericton campus. While Isabel, Justin and Elizabeth Wiley are triplets, they each have very separate interests. Isabel is entering the bachelor of science program, with an interest in biology; Justin is a bachelor of business administration...

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UNB hosts debut of Willie O’Ree documentary, Willie

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Posted: September 16, 2019 11:22:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting the sold-out debut screening of Willie, the 89-minute documentary chronicling the life of Willie O’Ree, as part of the Halifax-based FIN Atlantic Film Festival. Willie is being premiered at UNB on Monday, Sept. 16, in partnership with the National Hockey League, Burst productions and the FIN International Film...

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UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network

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Posted: September 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Four researchers from the University of New Brunswick are participating in Canada’s largest dementia research network. Drs. Chris McGibbon, Shelley Doucet, Alison Luke and Sandra Magalhaes will explore a wide range of topics related to dementia falling under three main themes: prevention, treatment and quality of life. Last June, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)...

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UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. Selected start-ups...

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Author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2019-2020 season with author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell reading from The Waiting Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Marco Polo Room at Parkland (Shannex), 40 Vitality Way, and again at 7 p.m. at the Kennebecasis Valley Public Library. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, longtime supporter of the Lorenzo...

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Shifting manufacturing into higher gear can alleviate the impact of demographic challenges

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Posted: September 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


University of New Brunswick researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector in...

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Making more affordable and accessible electronic devices

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Posted: September 11, 2019 8:38:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Dr. Barry A. Blight, an associate professor from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is interested in taking advantage of the fundamental assembly of molecules in nature to develop more efficient, affordable and accessible electronic devices. The interactions and assemblies that he’s focusing on are similar to those found in protein folding and DNA...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates first official cohort

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Posted: September 6, 2019 1:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



On September 5, 2019, 13 companies from across the Atlantic region celebrated their graduation from the University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program. These companies were the first cohort to participate in the new program. The program is designed to help local firms scale up, with a focus on...

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Harriet Irving Library Research Commons at UNB to open Fall 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 5, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Construction of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons has begun on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The development of the Research Commons, supported by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, will transform the entire third floor of the Harriet Irving Library into a modern, interdisciplinary, research-driven...

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UNBers’ first feature length film to premiere at international film festival

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Posted: September 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will premiere their first feature length film at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Dr. Rob Gray, a professor in the English department and Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, will screen their film, Entropic, on Friday, Sept. 13. The film, which was...

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We all have a stake in the strength of higher education in New Brunswick

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

Posted: September 4, 2019 11:05:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The following commentary appeared in the Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “We all have stake in higher education in N.B.” Recent commentary on the role, value and accountability of universities in New Brunswick have painted a picture that universities are over-funded, unaccountable, and not preparing students for the future. Having worked at...

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