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UNB Board of Governors announces new members and leadership

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Posted: October 29, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members and a newly appointed chair and vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, former vice-chair and past chair of the finance and advancement committees, has been appointed chair. She replaces Larry Hachey, who has served as chair since 2017. Tom Gribbons, chair of the finance and properties...

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CIC announces new advisory board

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 26, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has a new advisory board comprised of outstanding members from private and public sectors. “The mission of the CIC is to contribute to Canadian society by being a transformational leader in cybersecurity, providing thought leadership and connectivity for the Canadian cybersecurity...

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Skill Up for Success program to benefit from UNB alumni support

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Posted: October 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Canada’s workplaces have seen major changes in recent years. Even before COVID-19 forced many companies to work from home, new technologies like automation and social media were influencing what skills employers were looking for in potential hires. To succeed in today’s workplaces, employees need to be not only familiar with virtual tools, but also possess the soft skills necessary...

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UNB dedicates tree to mark 60 years of Science Atlantic

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Posted: October 22, 2021 9:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick in Saint John has dedicated a linden tree in the campus quad to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Science Atlantic. The linden tree is located by Irving Hall, which houses the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. The age of the tree is estimated to be approximately 60 years old – making it the perfect choice to commemorate Science...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity expands reach with new international agreement

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Posted: October 20, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Basque Cybersecurity Center (BCSC) have signed an agreement with the aim of exploring opportunities for collaborative research and training projects related to cybersecurity. This agreement seeks to facilitate the exchange of material and resources beneficial to the educational needs of both...

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UNBSU Food makes accessing healthy and affordable food easier

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Household food insecurity is a serious problem for families across Canada. In 2017-18, Statistics Canada reported that one in six Canadian children under 18 were impacted by food insecurity. The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) is a student-run not-for-profit organization on the Fredericton campus that advocates for the needs of students and organizes events and...

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UNB professor receives AAU Educational Leadership Award

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Posted: October 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Dr. Magdalen Normandeau of UNB Fredericton has been named the 2021 Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award recipient by the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). The award recognizes an individual who significantly influences teaching practice and the quality and breadth of student learning experiences beyond their own teaching assignment and context. AAU member universities...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature international bestselling author Daniel Kalla

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature international bestselling author Daniel Kalla reading from his latest novel, Lost Immunity, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Author Daniel Kalla produces engrossing novels with an intensity that matches the challenge of his other role as an emergency room physician in Vancouver. His medical thrillers focus on themes that lie at...

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N.B. salmon population winning an upstream battle, UNB research suggests

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Posted: October 12, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



With the highest number of returning salmon in 32 years and a record-breaking wild-hatched smolt run, the future is looking a little brighter for the endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon population. Dr. Kurt Samways is the Parks Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Restoration at the University of New Brunswick. He is leading research that uses new detection technologies and is a...

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UNB gathers to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



On Thursday, Sept. 30, members of UNB’s community gathered to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation through a special event, Every Child Matters: Guiding Our Children Home. The event, which was also livestreamed, was a joint initiative organized by members of UNB’s Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and the Office of the President to meet the need for advancing the values of...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity builds IoT Security Lab with ACOA funding

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Posted: October 7, 2021 3:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at UNB Fredericton has opened a state-of-the art Internet of Things (IoT) laboratory through funding secured from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The CIC IoT Security Lab is designed to support experimental security and privacy research, training and industry collaboration in consumer (e.g. wearable and smart home) and industrial...

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UNB researchers publish results on social disparities in cardiometabolic health among LGB Canadians

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Posted: October 6, 2021 3:48:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



An associate professor from the University of New Brunswick’s sociology department in Fredericton has released research results from a study that’s one of the first of its kind in Canada on cardiometabolic health disparities among sexual minority Canadians. Dr. Neeru Gupta, along with her co-researcher Zihao Sheng, published findings of the study, “Disparities in the hospital...

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Celebrate sustainability this October

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2021 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Every year the University of New Brunswick celebrates sustainability by hosting an annual Sustainability Week in October. This year, as issues surrounding sustainability become larger, so does UNB’s celebration! Join us in celebrating Sustainability Month throughout October. There will be several events covering all aspects of sustainability. The events aim to help with personal...

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“No More Blood in Mexico +10” sheds light on the human rights crisis in Mexico

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 1, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick joined Amnesty International Canada to help bring support, solidarity and fight to end the suffering in Mexico through spreading awareness of the violence and human rights crisis in that country. By partnering with Carleton University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Amnesty International, Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez, associate professor at UNB Saint...

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