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Remembering the women of École Polytechnique and all victims of gender-based violence

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Posted: December 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



In recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, UNB will hold events on Monday, Dec. 6, acknowledging the 32nd anniversary of the murder of 14 women in a senseless act of gender-based violence at École Polytechnique in Montréal. We remember: Geneviève Bergeron; Hélène Colgan; Nathalie Croteau; Barbara Daigneault; Anne-Marie...

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New critical research equipment acquired for UNB thanks to funding support from ACOA, NBIF and NBHRF

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Posted: November 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The words “chemistry research” may prompt thoughts of beakers, Bunsen burners and safety goggles. While those are indispensable tools in a laboratory, there is one piece of equipment that researchers consider essential that is much more complex and expensive. With a price tag of around $900,000 for the equipment alone, plus the cost of upgrading the infrastructure to house it,...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Lesley Crewe

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Posted: November 30, 2021 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature author Lesley Crewe reading from her latest novel, The Spoon Stealer, on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Born into a basket of clean sheets – ruining a perfectly good load of laundry – Emmeline never quite fit in on her family’s rural Nova Scotian farm. After suffering multiple losses in the First World War, her family...

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Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation contributions give UNB a competitive advantage

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Posted: November 29, 2021 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Building on a longstanding reputation in leading research, entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of New Brunswick, the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and Rose Garden are now officially open. With a $6.4-million gift from the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, these newly constructed spaces create interdisciplinary and multifunctional learning and gathering spaces on...

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UNB named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022

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Posted: November 29, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



For the ninth year in a row, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2022). The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2022 on Nov. 12. UNB is one of four universities to be recognized and is the only university in Atlantic Canada to receive the distinction. “UNB is proud to be included on the list of Canada’s Top 100...

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UNB Seawolves reflect on the return to in-person athletics

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Posted: November 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Among the many beloved activities that came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, UNB varsity athletes had to hang up their jerseys and pause indefinitely. Undergraduate students and UNB Saint John Seawolves Lexi Hawryluk and Karlee Duval are two of the many players excited to get back in the game with their teammates. While games were cancelled, the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association...

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UNB celebrates the 10th anniversary of Schulich Leader Scholarships

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Posted: November 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s premier science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program, has been supporting Canada’s top entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators for 10 years. One hundred undergraduate scholarships are awarded annually across 20 Canadian universities, with a value of $100,000 or $80,000 per award. Since 2012, 20 students have won...

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UNB assistant professors receive SSHRC funding

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Posted: November 24, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Dr. Mercy Oyet and Dr. Mohammad Zadeh from the University of New Brunswick each received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to explore their unique interests in business. Dr. Zadeh, assistant professor in the faculty of business on the Saint John campus, is researching if high-quality audits will influence firms beyond their financial...

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UNB recognizes National Housing Day 2021

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Posted: November 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



In recognition of National Housing Day 2021, members of the University of New Brunswick’s Housing, Mobilization, Engagement and Resiliency Lab (HOME-RL) are partnering with the Human Development Council, the Greater Saint John Community Foundation and the faculty of arts and Lorenzo Society at UNB Saint John to host a series of events around the city. “Saint John is in the midst of...

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UNB opens new facility, advances leadership in prosthetics and rehabilitation research

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Posted: November 17, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has officially opened a new research facility that builds on six decades of specialized research leadership in its Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME). Thanks to the financial support from private, provincial and federal funders, the Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE) enables specialized neurological rehabilitation in a research space...

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UNB announces creation of Fulcrum advisory board in support of industry engagement

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Posted: November 15, 2021 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Continuing its renewed drive to support industry innovation, the University of New Brunswick has assembled a group of industry leaders to provide insight to its Research & Innovation Partnerships group. The initial advisory board, organized as part of the vice-president (research)-led Fulcrum initiative, brings together five recognized New Brunswick industry leaders: Denis Caron, president and...

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UNB Fredericton recognized as top performer in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index

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Posted: November 12, 2021 2:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



  The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index. UNB Fredericton ranks second internationally and first overall among doctoral institutions in coordination and planning. A publication from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing...

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UNB marks Remembrance Day through virtual storytelling

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Posted: November 10, 2021 1:15:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB Remembers commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond. It is a time when we come together to pause and reflect on the impact of war and to share a moment of silence for the sacrifices and service that members of the UNB community have made in war, past and present. “At UNB, we are proud of our people – our students, faculty, staff and alumni...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham

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Posted: November 9, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Genevieve Graham reading from her latest novel, Letters Across the Sea, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. From the desperate streets of Toronto to the embattled shores of Hong Kong, Letters Across the Sea is a poignant novel about the enduring power of love to cross dangerous divides even in the darkest of...

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Energia Ventures virtually hosts new cohort of international entrepreneurs

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Posted: November 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The fall 2021 cohort of Energia Ventures, a three-month accelerator program for businesses in the energy, cleantech, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, launched on Sept. 22 through virtual means. Energia’s world-class programming combines hands-on education with industry mentorship to build up companies for investment and growth, all delivered in a virtual environment. Energia...

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UNB student wins first place prize at annual CCSBE business conference

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Posted: November 4, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Last month, the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) held their annual conference at the University of New Brunswick's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (JHSC). The event is designed to bring together some of Canada's best practitioners, academics, researchers and public policy advocates to network, share ideas and help small...

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UNB Shaping the Debate focuses on growing technology-based knowledge economy in New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick, Public Policy Forum and Action Canada co-hosted a virtual public dialogue on Nov. 3 exploring how Atlantic Canada can capitalize on its growing technology-based knowledge economy and define post-pandemic opportunities for the region. Key members from UNB, Dr. William Cook, director of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research, and Adrienne O’Pray, executive...

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