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Outstanding collaborations that include UNB researchers recognized by NBHRF

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



As a leader in discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada, UNB researchers collaborate with healthcare professionals to positively impact the lives of people from local and regional communities. With funding from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), research teams from across the province tackle emerging health issues by creating strategic solutions and health-related...

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UNB team receives funding for eelgrass research in Eeyou Istchee

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 20, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick professor and her team are looking to map eelgrass beds from the sky. Together with colleagues from McGill University, University of British Columbia and University of Quebec at Rimouski, Drs. Brigitte Leblon and Armand LaRocque at UNB received funding from Niskamoon Corporation and MITACS to study eelgrass in Eeyou Istchee (eastern James Bay, Québec). The...

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UNB Fredericton to host 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The Aitken University Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will be the location of the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, one of curling’s biggest events, from Nov. 25 – 29, 2020. This marks the first time the Canada Cup will be played in Atlantic Canada. The announcement was made on Dec. 11 at the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton by New Brunswick...

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UNB’s Greg Marquis to launch third edition of Truth and Honour

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 9, 2019 3:45:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John


On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., UNB professor of history and politics and author Dr. Greg Marquis will launch the third edition of his book, Truth and Honour, at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John. This updated and expanded edition details the high-profile 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of his son Dennis Oland. The new...

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Investing and supporting the future of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 9, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The following commentary appeared in the Dec. 7, 2019, edition of the Daily Gleaner under the headline “Our universities: a force for good” In our roles as university presidents of the only publicly funded universities in the province, we are accustomed to being challenged with hard questions. This is as it should be, and we’re justifiably proud of the accomplishments made by...

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UNB remembers victims of the Montreal Massacre 30 years later

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 6, 2019 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and to remember the women killed during the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Thirty years after the massacre at École...

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UNB student attends North America’s largest innovation hub

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 5, 2019 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A fourth-year bachelor of business administration student from the University of New Brunswick recently attended the 12th Annual MaRS Social Finance Forum, Canada’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Sydney Rankin is completing an independent study at UNB and concentrating her coursework in entrepreneurship and minoring in chemistry. Last year, she served as...

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UNB researchers release preliminary results of fall prevention program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 3, 2019 3:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Preliminary results from a fall prevention program for people age 50 and up show participants had increased benefits associated with a decreased risk of falls. Drs. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, co-directors of the University of New Brunswick’s Cardiometabolic Exercise & Lifestyle Laboratory (CELLab), presented preliminary research results for Zoomers on the Go, a...

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