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UNB students win regional math competition

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Posted: October 31, 2019 3:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



UNB Fredericton students Renzo Flores and Ellen Doria won first prize at a mathematics competition held at Dalhousie University on Oct. 26 and 27. Universities from Atlantic Canada send teams consisting of two undergraduate students to compete for a plaque and bragging rights in a mathematics competition held in conjunction with the Science Atlantic Mathematics & Statistics Conference. The...

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Author Lauren Davis to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Saint John Free Public Library. The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few...

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Global Chef visits UNB to celebrate the universal language of food

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Posted: October 29, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



A renowned chef from Chile is visiting the University of New Brunswick and St. Francis Xavier University to share culinary knowledge and celebrate the universal language of food as part of Sodexo’s Global Chef program. Working closely with local on-site chefs and catering teams at the universities, Chef Ricardo Belmar Gonzalez is touring Atlantic Canada to share authentic Chilean cuisine...

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UNB students help uncover Maine’s oldest known canoe

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Posted: October 28, 2019 3:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Students from the University of New Brunswick recently helped uncover Maine’s oldest known canoe. The students were participating in an archaeology field school in Biddeford, Maine. The field school is led by Dr. Gabriel Hrynick, a faculty member in the department of anthropology at the UNB Fredericton, and Dr. Arthur Anderson, a University of New England faculty member and UNB honorary...

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Richard Kemick to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Author Richard Kelly Kemick will read from I am Herod at the Saint John Free Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. On a whim, armchair-atheist Richard Kelly Kemick joins the 100-plus cast of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, North America's largest production of its kind and one of the main tourist attractions in Alberta. By the time...

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UNB research group named Centre of Excellence by Joanna Briggs Collaboration

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The UNB Saint John Collaboration for Evidence-Informed Healthcare: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group has been named a Centre of Excellence by the Joanna Briggs Collaboration international network. The centre, housed in the department of nursing and health sciences on the Saint John campus, has a partnership with the Joanna Briggs Institute based out of the University of Adelaide,...

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MRI Centre at UNB celebrates 25 years

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Posted: October 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The MRI Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Known as one of the largest material science MRI laboratories in the world, UNB’s MRI Research Centre is the leading university-based laboratory of its type in North America. The centre is led by Dr. Bruce Balcom, professor and Canada Research Chair in UNB Fredericton’s...

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UNB workshop brings Indigenous teachings into the classroom

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Posted: October 22, 2019 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The faculty of forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is hosting a workshop on Oct. 24 and 25 to bring Indigenous leaders and knowledge into the classroom. The faculty’s Truth and Reconciliation Working Group (TRWG) has invited Indigenous elders, professionals, knowledge keepers and practitioners to lead presentations and discussions on...

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Cybersecurity research project releases new dataset

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Posted: October 21, 2019 11:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A new dataset to support the development of real-time cyberattack detectors has been released by the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick. The cybersecurity dataset, named CICDDoS2019, will be used to benchmark Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack detectors. The dataset has been created by a CIC team and led by Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari,...

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UNBers announced as FutureReadyNB gala 2019 finalists

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Posted: October 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who have been nominated as FutureReadyNB (FRNB) gala 2019 finalists. Winners will be announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. The summit,...

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Red Shawl Campaign exhibition opens at Saint John Free Public Library

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Posted: October 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick student-led educational exhibition “Red Shawl Campaign: Honouring Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” will open on Oct. 15 at the Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square. The exhibition was organized by a second-year undergraduate class of education and history students at UNB with the aim of creating awareness about missing and...

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UNB to install new president and honour three outstanding professors

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Posted: October 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick will install its 19th president, recognize three outstanding faculty members and graduate more than 500 students at its fall convocation ceremonies. The 65th Convocation in Fredericton will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The 37th Fall Convocation Ceremony in Saint John will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m....

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Bruce Ziff talks environmental protection and the law at the 2019 Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The UNB faculty of law will host Prof. Bruce Ziff, law professor at the University of Alberta, for the 25th installment of the Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Prof. Ziff will present his lecture, “Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures of the Common Law.” The protection of the natural environment is a principal concern of contemporary Canadian law,...

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UNB to host Creative Connections conference

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Posted: October 10, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Centre for Creativity is holding its second biennial Creative Connections Conference, in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick and the Pond-Deshpande Centre for Social Innovation. The conference, which will run from Thursday, Oct. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will feature approximately 45 presentations and...

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MAMCE unveils revolutionary 3D technology

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Posted: October 10, 2019 12:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has unveiled new 3D technology that revolutionize manufacturing in Canada. MAMCE, located at Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) in Saint John, is the first centre of its kind to combine research and commercialization, as well as workforce development and training in innovative 3D metal manufacturing. CFM is the site of the new...

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Experts gather at UNB to discuss strategies to end gender-based violence

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Posted: October 9, 2019 9:40:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



More than 100 experts and researchers are gathering at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton to discuss the ways they can end gender-based violence. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 10, approximately 115 researchers, students, service providers and activists will participate in the conference, “Ending Gender Based Violence: Harnessing Research and Action for Social...

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UNB’s Sustainability Week focuses on single-use plastic as it returns for a second year

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Posted: October 8, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The second annual Sustainability Week is underway at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus with a program of events encouraging sustainable choices in everyday life. Sustainability Week, which runs from Oct. 7-11, aims to build on the success of its inaugural year by offering an updated series of events and new partnerships. This year focuses on single-use plastics and is...

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UNB hosts inaugural Sisters Standing Together Campaign

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Posted: October 7, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Sisters Standing Together Campaign brings two powerful movements together to unify and strengthen our community efforts in acknowledging and honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick. The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaboration between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Campaign and UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s Red Shawl...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features historian for the US Cyber Command

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Posted: October 3, 2019 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



On Monday, Oct. 7, the University of New Brunswick will host Dr. Michael Warner, the historian for the US Cyber Command and an adjunct faculty member at John Hopkins University, for the second instalment of its cyber lecture series. This free public lecture series is organized by the North American Society for Intelligence History, UNB’s faculty of law, the Canadian Institute for...

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Nobel laureate to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

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Posted: October 2, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald on Friday, Oct. 4, for the annual Priestman Lecture Series. In a lecture is entitled “From the Tiniest Particles to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe,” Dr. McDonald will discuss how the study of particle physics has enabled scientists to further understanding of the universe from...

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Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 2, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Poet Shane Neilson and authors Danny Jacobs and Kirby will read from New Brunswick, Sourcebooks for Our Drawings and THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF respectively on Monday, Oct. 7, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Heralding a new regionalism, New Brunswick interrogates the popular representations of Shane Neilson’s home province. Structured as a group of serial long poems, this fifth book...

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Researchers embark on study of baleen whale monitoring systems in the Honguedo Strait

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Posted: October 1, 2019 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new study led by a UNB researcher will help identify optimal locations, technology and scientific approaches to maximize the effectiveness of whale monitoring in and around a major Canadian shipping region with the goal of mitigating ship strike risk. The study, led by Dr. Kim Davies from the UNB Saint John campus, uses autonomous underwater gliders and fixed moorings, both equipped with...

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