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Students at UNB Fredericton receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Posted: September 23, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Matthew Toms-Zuberec and Julien Hache have been named UNB Fredericton’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. Given the unprecedented challenges we are facing this year in Canada, an additional 50 scholarships are once again being awarded, for a total of 100. Julien Hache, 18,...

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UNB opens doors to the new Barry and Flora Beckett Residence

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Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick began an exciting new chapter with the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Barry and Flora Beckett Residence on Sept. 23. The fully accessible residence marks an entirely new experience for students on the Saint John campus while honouring trailblazers Barry (PhD ’70) and his late wife, Flora. The Becketts first made an impact at UNB Saint John in...

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CCAA names 24 Saint John Seawolves as National Scholars

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Posted: September 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced the National Scholar Award winners for 2020-21, with 24 student-athletes from UNB’s Saint John campus making the grade despite a challenging academic year. “This is the largest number of National Scholars we’ve had in the Seawolves program,” says David Munro, athletics director at UNB Saint John....

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Lorenzo Society presents new UNB Saint John Film Series

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Posted: September 22, 2021 11:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society has launched its inaugural UNB Saint John Film Series, with this year’s festival highlighting Indigenous film. The series is offering free screenings of Reel Injun, Blood Quantum and Dawnland to community members. The festival takes place throughout the fall and starts on Sept. 23 with Reel Injun. October and November are reserved for Blood Quantum...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates second cohort of businesses

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Posted: September 16, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



On Friday, Sept. 10, nine companies across all four Atlantic provinces graduated from UNB Fredericton's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program, with support from Post-Secondary Training and Labour (PETL). Scale Up Atlantic Canada began through the collaboration of Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, a UNB professor and ACOA chair of the...

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UNB researchers receive funding to continue studying the effects of cumulative lifetime violence in men

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Little research has been done to understand the ways violence and other social determinants of health directly link to health issues in men over time, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. To further understand this phenomenon, researchers from the University of New Brunswick have received $776,476 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave

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Posted: September 14, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will kick off its series on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and will feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave discussing Lay Figures. In Lay Figures, Elizabeth MacKinnon moves to Saint John in 1939 to find inspiration for her poetry in the bohemian life of the city’s central peninsula. Swept up in the vibrant society of the...

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UNB hosts Shaping the Debate focusing on political literacy

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Posted: September 13, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



In coordination with the Urban and Community Studies Institute, the University of New Brunswick held a virtual public dialogue to discuss the priority issues of the federal campaign that occupy the minds of constituencies across Canada and the policy landscape in New Brunswick. “A strong and vibrant democracy requires dialogue,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and...

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Celebrating a decade with the Hans W. Klohn Commons

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Posted: September 7, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Ten years ago on Sept. 7, 2011, the University of New Brunswick opened its doors to a first-of-its-kind, eco-friendly, social space and library for students, faculty and visitors on the Saint John campus. The Hans W. Klohn Commons, also referred to as the Commons, is a state-of-the-art building designed to provide the...

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Frank McKenna invests in UNB to transform New Brunswick’s digital future

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Posted: September 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Honourable Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, has invested $5 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish the McKenna Institute to make New Brunswick, and Canada, digital trailblazers. The McKenna Institute builds upon McKenna’s life’s work of moving New Brunswick to a knowledge economy based on bandwidth and brainwidth – the capacity to process information and...

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New UNB research provides prosthetic limb users with a more natural and intuitive experience

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



For nearly six decades, the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) has undertaken leading-edge research into prosthetic limbs. In 1965, the group, then known as the Bio-engineering Institute, was part of the team responsible for Canada’s first myoelectric prosthetic limb fitting; the institute has continued to build on this early leadership through...

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Right whales, wrong place: New research shows how climate change is pushing whales further north and into danger

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Newly published research highlights the deadly impact of climate change on the survival of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In an Oceanography cover article released on Sept. 1, researchers from three universities, including UNB’s Dr. Kimberley Davies, lay out how changing ocean conditions in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean are further complicating efforts to protect the...

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