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UNB’s Julia McDevitt named professional of the year at North American conference

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2019 4:20:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick congratulates Julia McDevitt, senior director in the conferences services department at UNB Fredericton, who was named professional of the year at the 2019 Unique Venues Annual Member Conference in Dallas, TX. This is the first time this award has been bestowed to a professional from a Canadian university and only the second time it has been awarded to a...

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UNB researcher draws link between air pollution and increased mortality rates in Canadians

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A UNB researcher played a leading role in the largest and most comprehensive Canadian study examining links between air pollution and risk of mortality ever conducted. The study, published in Health Effects Institute report, reveals that even at the very low levels of pollution seen across most of Canada, including the Maritimes, exposure produces small but significant increased risks of...

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UNB ranked among Canada’s top 50 research universities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in a list released by Research Infosource Inc. UNB was ranked in 28th place overall and was the highest ranked university in New Brunswick. UNB also placed 5th in the comprehensive grouping of universities in both faculty research intensity and graduate student research intensity, based on the...

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Multi-talented Lesley Crewe to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Lesley Crewe will read from Are You Kidding Me? on Sunday, Dec. 1, with special guest Port City 5, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe’s finest newspaper columns are collected in one place. The book spans 20 years of columns for The Cape Bretoner Magazine, Cahoots Magazine, and The Chronicle...

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Michelle McNeil named Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni

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Posted: November 25, 2019 8:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Peter Syroid, President of the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni, and Bob Skillen, Vice-President Advancement, are pleased to announce the new Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni, Michelle McNeil. Michelle is a dedicated and proven collaborative leader, who communicates effectively to inspire people toward a common vision. She has been whole-heartedly...

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UNB unveils sculpture by award-winning artist Peter Powning

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Posted: November 22, 2019 4:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick unveiled Trace, a sculpture by renowned New Brunswick artist Peter Powning, on Nov. 22. The sculpture will be housed in the Kinesiology Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Commissioned by the UNB Art for New Spaces Committee, Trace stands 24 feet tall and spans the first two levels of the Kinesiology Building with various aspects of the sculpture being...

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University of New Brunswick named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2019 2:37:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


For the seventh time in eight years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2020). The Globe and Mail announced its top 100 list for 2020 on Nov. 22. UNB is one of four universities to receive the distinction and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to be recognized. “Being recognized as one of Canada’s most outstanding employers...

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Art Exhibit at UNB commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2019 1:20:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signified the end of the Cold War era. For Germany, it meant the chance to reunify after 40 years of division in West and East Germany. In honour of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Peaceful Revolution in Germany on Nov. 9, 1989, UNB’s department of culture and media studies is presenting an exhibition in commemoration of this...

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Top 100 telecoms CEO joins UNB panel on the art of leading

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Posted: November 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Top telecommunications CEO and University of New Brunswick alumnus Michael Tsamaz will join a UNB faculty of management public panel discussion The Art of Leading – from theory to practice focusing on leadership on Friday, Nov, 22. Mr. Tsamaz is the CEO and chair of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), the largest telecommunications provider in Greece and southeastern...

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UNB’s fourth annual Data Visualization Competition to focus on sustainable development

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 21, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) will host the fourth annual Data Visualization Competition on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton. This year’s competition will see participants from across Atlantic Canada use their analytical skills and imagination to create visual presentations and infographics...

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UNB hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week events

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 20, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Entrepreneurship Working Group is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) from Nov. 18-24, 2019, on the Fredericton campus. By connecting a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions in more than 170 countries, GEW 2019 brings together more than 10 million people participating in 35,000...

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UNB assistant professor to showcase video essay on creative housing solutions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 20, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick faculty member’s video essay focusing on creative solutions to affordable housing will be shown at the New Brunswick Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Dr. Eric Weissman, an assistant professor of sociology at UNB’s Saint John campus, will show “Subtext – Real Stories” as part of the national housing day event “Creative Housing...

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Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 19, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Veteran storyteller Sheree Fitch will read from You Won’t Always Be This Sad on Saturday, Nov. 23, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Divided into three parts, like the memorial labyrinth Fitch walks every day, You Won’t Always Be This Sad offers words that will stir the heart, inviting readers on a raw and personal odyssey through...

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UNB launches New Brunswick Innovation Map

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Posted: November 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Who are the drivers of innovation in New Brunswick, and how does this compare to the rest of the country? These were some of the questions answered on Tuesday at the launch of the New Brunswick Innovation and Ecosystem Map. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Paul Mazerolle said answering these questions will help New Brunswick secure a more prosperous future. “As New Brunswick’s...

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Bridging program to educate nurses expanded

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Posted: November 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The Province of New Brunswick has reached 10-year funding agreements with the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton to implement bridging programs for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The programs help educate LPNs to become registered nurses. “This commitment builds on our announcement in July, which reintroduced the program at the Saint John campus of...

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UNB’s FutureReadyNB Gala winners announced

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Posted: November 15, 2019 2:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who received awards at the 2019 FutureReadyNB (FRNB) gala. Winners were announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala was held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. Hosted by RBC, the FRNB gala...

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UNB researchers launch art-based study on the health of seniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Researchers from the faculty of business at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John are seeking participants for a study that will examine the impact of creative activities on the health and well-being of older adults and their communities. For this study, UNB has partnered with Art4Life Inc., a for-profit social enterprise committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being...

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Writer Natalie Morrill to read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 13, 2019 11:20:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Writer Natalie Morrill will read from The Ghost Keeper on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and 1940s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. The Ghost Keeper...

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University of New Brunswick announces artist-in-residence for fall 2019

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Posted: November 12, 2019 2:40:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Multimedia designer and University of New Brunswick graduate Rebecca Goodine has returned to the Fredericton campus for the fall 2019 term as artist-in-residence. Ms. Goodine graduated from the media arts and cultures program at UNB Fredericton in 2016. She is returning after spending time as researcher-in-residence at the Zurich University of the Arts and working on several independent and...

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University of New Brunswick breaks ground on new residence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A new residence will open its doors on UNB Saint John’s campus next fall. The new 40,000-sq.ft building will have 104 beds in adjoining rooms and is the first geothermal heated and cooled residence at UNB. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Friday, Nov. 8, onsite to commemorate this new building, yet to be named. The building is expected to be ready to welcome students by September...

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UNB to host annual remembrance ceremony

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Posted: November 8, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick will reflect on the toll of war as it hosts its annual UNB Remembers ceremony. UNB Remembers will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton. Now in its seventh year, the ceremony will bring the university community together to pause and reflect on the toll of war, to remember those who served and the...

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UNB hosts inaugural Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference

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Posted: November 7, 2019 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning is hosting the Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference (APAC) on Nov. 7 and 8, the first event of its magnitude ever held in the region. APAC 2019: Breaking Barriers, Building Understanding is a sold-out conference that will facilitate two days of informative, thought-provoking sessions and keynote addresses by experts in the field of...

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UNB hosts launch of Future Wabanaki

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 6, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



As part of Atlantic Canada Career Week, the provincial government announced the launch of Future Wabanaki at UNB Fredericton on Nov. 6 with representatives from the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, Mount Allison University and the Université de Moncton participating in the initiative. Future Wabanaki will help Indigenous university students become job-ready while...

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UNB to host IP Hackathon

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 5, 2019 11:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is partnering with Planet Hatch and Propel ICT to host an intellectual property (IP) hackathon. Organized by UNB’s Office of Research Services (ORS), the UNB IP Hackathon will take place from Friday, Nov. 22, until Sunday, Nov. 24, at Planet Hatch in Fredericton. The event, which is financially supported by Springboard Atlantic, will be an opportunity for...

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UNBers featured in Silver Wave Film Festival

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Posted: November 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick will host the Silver Wave Film Festival from Nov. 7 – 10, 2019, at UNB Fredericton. UNB is also a festival sponsor. “UNB arts students and alumni are incredibly lucky to have the foundation of our film community in the NB Film Co-op and the Silver Wave Film Festival,” says Dr. Robert W. Gray, associate professor of film studies and creative...

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Writer Rebecca Fisseha to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Writer Rebecca Fisseha will read from Daughters of Silence on Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano fills the skies. Flights are grounded throughout Europe. Dessie, a cosmopolitan flight attendant from Canada, finds herself stranded in Addis Ababa — her birth place. Grieving her mother's recent death, Dessie...

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UNB Fredericton signs accreditations with CPHR NB

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Posted: November 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Business students focusing their study on human resources management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton now have a more direct path to obtaining the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources designation. The university's faculty of management reached an agreement with CPHR New Brunswick on Nov. 1, 2019, to provide accreditation of its bachelor of business administration with a...

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Georgetown University prof to give cyber warfare lecture at UNB

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Posted: November 1, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the University of New Brunswick in Saint John will host Dr. David Fahrenkrug, an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, for the third instalment of its cyber lecture series. In this talk, Dr. Fahrenkrug will address the changes in conflict brought about by the growing use of computers, networks and communication technologies. He will also offer a framework...

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