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UNB researchers helping food banks to better respond to needs of communities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Researchers in the faculty of business at the UNB Saint John are working to create a comprehensive platform that will allow food banks to have a more integrated relationship with donors, volunteers, visitors and social services. Drs. Rob Moir and Greg Fleet are working with PhD candidate Milad Pirayegar to create a platform that will provide real-time data about low-income families to better...

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UNB’s Dr. Emin Civi wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Emin Civi has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a professor of business at UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Civi joins an esteemed list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership. Dr. Civi has received numerous teaching awards as a direct result of his...

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UNB researcher receives federal funding for study on post-traumatic stress injuries faced by firefighters

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 19, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A psychology researcher at the University of New Brunswick has received funding from the federal government for her research project focused on firefighters accessing care for trauma. Dr. Janine Olthuis, an assistant professor in psychology at UNB Fredericton, is one of 20 researchers from across Canada who have received funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for projects...

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May delivers 2019 Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture

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Posted: February 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, delivered UNB Law’s Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture on Feb. 14. Her well-attended lecture entitled, “One point five to stay alive – How we find hope and honesty in dangerous times,” explored the potentially devastating effects of climate change and how we can act to make...

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UNB professor shares expertise on Albanian independence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On the anniversary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire in November 1912, the Albanian newspaper Dielli interviewed Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke, associate professor in history at UNB Fredericton and the author of US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy: Truman, The CIA and Secret Warfare. The Dielli article reflects on the influence of important personalities in Albanian history...

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Second World of Talent showcase to highlight students’ skills

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 12, 2019 2:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



UNB’s International Student Advisor’s Office (ISAO) is hosting its second annual World of Talent showcase, which will feature performances by international students from the university’s Fredericton campus. “Last year’s World of Talent show was so fantastic,” says Nancy O’Shea, director of the ISAO. “The performers were beyond talented and...

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UNB receives $500,000 funding from ARC Nuclear for technology development

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Posted: February 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick has received a $500,000 contribution from ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. for the advancement of its ARC-100 technology development and engineering studies. The contribution forms part of the collaborations initiated through the Small Modular Reactor Research and Development Cluster that was announced by the Government of New Brunswick in the summer of 2018 and is...

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Michael V. Smith to deliver annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Michael V. Smith, a queer writer, performer and associate professor of creative writing at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., will deliver the W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at the University of New Brunswick on Tuesday, Feb. 12. In a hybrid performance-lecture entitled “This Body Is a Gift: Gender and Meaning-Making in One Man’s...

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UNB post-graduate chemistry students published

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Posted: February 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Post-graduate chemistry students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have been published in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is a comprehensive and authoritative magazine publication providing professional and technical information in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. Mr. Jayden Price, a master’s candidate in organic chemistry, and Ms....

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples was officially launched on Monday on the UNB Saint John campus. The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration...

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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has reached an agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) to provide accreditation for students enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program on the Saint John campus. The accreditation means that graduates of UNB Saint John’s BBA program, with a major in human resources, will be conditionally...

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Siemens Canada joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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Posted: January 31, 2019 11:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Siemens Canada has announced its corporate membership with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) housed at the University of New Brunswick. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton with support from OpportunitiesNB (ONB). The centre is now operational, focusing on research and development, consulting and managed services, and creating...

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This is my mental health story. I think you should share yours, too.

Kyle Brookes

Posted: January 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Three years ago, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, I shared my mental health story with my Facebook friends for the first time. Today, I’m sharing it with you. Ever since high school, I knew something was off, but I continued living like nothing was wrong. I was in my second year studying history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., when I started having suicidal thoughts. I was...

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UNB PhD graduate sells cyber security firm for more than $3.6 million

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 29, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick graduate has created a surveillance system that could potentially save lives. In 2016, James Stewart founded EhEye, a cybersecurity software system that detects open weapons and suspicious activity using existing camera infrastructure in places like stadiums, airports and government buildings. Dr. Stewart has a PhD in computer science from UNB and has worked as a...

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Dr. Paul Mazerolle appointed 19th president and vice-chancellor of UNB

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Posted: January 28, 2019 12:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Paul Mazerolle has been appointed the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. He will assume the position in July 2019, when current president and vice-chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell steps down at the end of June after 10 years leading the institution. “We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr....

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Students take home cash prizes at the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



Undergraduate students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s faculty of business recently competed in the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition. The competition, which began on Jan. 18, lasted a total of 26 hours and was composed of eight teams, with 35 students in all. This was a faculty-wide event and several members of the local business community, as well as fellow...

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UNB launches FutureReadyNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



UNB has partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to launch a new initiative designed to strengthen and grow UNB’s commitment to experiential education and help strengthen New Brunswick’s economy and workforce. FutureReadyNB helps students from the province’s four publicly funded universities find valuable experiences in partnership with New Brunswick’s diverse...

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Students from across the country gather at UNB to pitch business plans

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Undergraduate and graduate business students from across the country will compete in a two-day business plan pitch competition on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 24 and 25, 2019. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with UNB’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition...

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Author Marcello Di Cintio to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Marcello Di Cintio will read from Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle - stories of oppression, exile and occupation told over and...

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 18, 2019 2:22:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



UNB is now offering Canada’s first MBA with a specialization in business development and professional sales. The new 12-month stream, entitled Business Development and Professional Sales and offered on UNB’s Saint John campus, is the first of its kind in the country. Until now, there hasn’t been a program at any major Canadian university like this one, offering unique...

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Newest Schulich Leaders at UNB enjoy first semester

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Posted: January 17, 2019 4:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A pair of Schulich Leaders are making immediate impacts in their first year at the University of New Brunswick. Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto received the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, in part due to their leadership potential. Mr. Noseworthy, enrolled in a...

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 16, 2019 9:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



According to one University of New Brunswick professor, economic insecurity may not only have a strong impact on your mental health, but it can also impact your waist line. Dr. Barry Watson, associate professor of economics in the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, specializes in health and labour economics. Since joining the faculty in 2014, he has completed a number of...

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NASA scientist to guest lecture at UNB Fredericton

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Could a solar storm cause havoc on Earth? Can we predict space weather to create solar forecasts? NASA scientist Dr. Ryan McGranaghan will present his lecture Living with a Star in the Era of Data Science at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the John Meagher Auditorium, room 215 of the Kinesiology Building. Dr. McGranaghan, principal data and aerospace engineering...

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

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Posted: January 14, 2019 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Dr. Michel Rod has been named dean of business at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Dr. Rod is joining UNB from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, where he has been for the past nine years – the last three as associate dean research and international and PhD Program Director. He holds a PhD in commerce from the University of Birmingham, a...

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UNB offering improv classes to help students to combat social anxiety

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 11, 2019 4:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Many students find it difficult to navigate social situations and connect with others, especially when it comes to their peers within professional and educational settings. This sometimes prevents them from making friends and connecting with colleagues, and can have deeply affect their ability to engage in group activities or projects. Counselling services staff at the University of New...

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New exercise program strengthens and prevents falls for those 50-plus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 11, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



One in three aging adults falls every year. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, unintentional falls cost more than $2 billion in direct healthcare expenses in 2016-17. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are partnering with Horizon Health Network and Fitness NB to recruit participants for Zoomers on the Go, a free fall prevention education and exercise...

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The 2019 UNB Saint John Undergraduate Business Case Competition will kick off on Jan. 17, marking its second year of providing students with opportunities to solve real business problems. The competition gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 – 6 p.m. with the opening reception, sponsored by Gorman Nason Lawyers in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB’s Saint John campus. On Friday, Jan....

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UNB hospitality and tourism professor is leading expert on tea tourism research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



When Dr. Jolliffe interviewed for a position with the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John in 2000, she was asked about her research activities and how they might fit in with the research goals of the faculty. As former operator of Mrs. Proffit’s Tea Room in Victoria-by-the-Sea on PEI, and a museum studies scholar, Dr. Jolliffe was intrigued by Saint...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers

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Posted: January 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



UNB has been named one of the top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said it is all due to the people found at the university. “The people of UNB are what make us great – the students, faculty...

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UNB’s Rising Research Stars of 2018

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 9, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick continues to be a global leader in research and innovation as UNB researchers snagged seven of the 15 New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) rising research star awards in 2018. Dr. Kerrie Luck, a postdoctoral fellow, examines the effect hospitals’ smoke-free policy has on healthcare professionals. Although barriers still exist, her research...

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UNBers to receive the Order of Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


A former UNB Board of Governors chair is among the three UNB honorary degree recipients to receive the Order of Canada, announced Governor General Julie Payette on Dec. 27, 2018. As one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours the outstanding achievement and contribution of individuals from various sectors whose dedication to the community and service to...

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Researchers investigate potential benefits of in-home care technology

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Posted: January 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A team of researchers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario is investigating the effectiveness of a provincially sanctioned in-home care monitoring system that benefits the elderly. The study, Caring Near and Far, is conducting research into user experiences with Care Link Advantage, a remote monitoring system that claims to help seniors live at home for longer. The technology is...

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UNB researcher achieving success with breast cancer program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The My Active Health program, under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Bouchard, coordinator and associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick, has been successful since its inception. The My Active Health program, which began in September 2018 and will run until December 2019, recruited 65 women living with breast cancer from the four Atlantic provinces. This program is an...

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