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UNB students dedicated to improving mental health on campus

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Posted: December 22, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Four psychology students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick are using a unique experiential learning opportunity to help their peers improve their mental health. Michelle Addy, Yelena Birk, Holly McLaughlin and Mallory Murphy are serving as positive mental health coordinators with UNB Counselling Services through the Arts Internship Program on the Fredericton campus....

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UNB’s female athletes making an impact

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Posted: December 17, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Being a varsity athlete is often one of many ways students are involved with their school and community. University of New Brunswick students and Saint John Seawolves Julia Bennett and Mattye Robson are two examples of what strong female leadership looks like both on and off the court. Julia Bennett is a fourth-year bachelor of nursing student and women’s varsity basketball player who is...

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Frank McKenna to honour Georgio Gaudet with donation to UNB

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Posted: December 17, 2021 10:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick announces that The Hon. Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, QC, F.ICD, will honour long-time New Brunswick public servant Georgio Gaudet with a $100,000 donation to support women studying in the faculty of computer science at UNB. Gaudet began his extraordinary career in 1964 as a social worker for the New Brunswick Department of Youth and...

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UNB student designs Every Child Matters display

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Posted: December 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



To support reconciliation, the Saint John City Market invited University of New Brunswick student Abby Bernard and UNB Saint John Indigenous Advisor Todd Ross to design a poster titled “Every Child Matters” featured in a glass display case on the north end of the market. Bernard is currently in her fourth year of the bachelor of science program at UNB Saint John. Over the summer,...

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GlobalChild launches international platform developed under the United Nations to capture child rights data around the world

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Posted: December 15, 2021 12:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The GlobalChild team at the University of New Brunswick has successfully developed and launched the GlobalChild platform. Working under the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the platform is the world’s first comprehensive child rights monitoring tool. Led by Dr. Ziba Vaghri, UNB is the hosting research institution of the GlobalChild program. “As an institution of higher...

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UNB Saint John student and entrepreneur wins two community awards

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Posted: December 13, 2021 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Agunbiade Seun Richards, a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Brunswick, has received two community awards for his successful delivery business, Door2Door Pickup Couriers, which provides accessible and affordable services to newcomers in Saint John. Mr. Richards won the Immigrant Entrepreneur award from the 40th anniversary celebration of PRUDE Inc. which...

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Athlete travels coast to coast to play for Saint John Seawolves

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 10, 2021 5:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The uniqueness of New Brunswick continues to attract athletes from across Canada to come play for the University of New Brunswick’s varsity teams and stay for the humble Maritimes culture. Sarah Norman is a first-year bachelor of arts and education student from Nanaimo, B.C., studying at UNB’s Saint John campus. This is her first season playing varsity volleyball with the Saint...

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UNB launches LPN-BN pathway program in Miramichi

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Posted: December 7, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is introducing a new LPN-BN pathway program in Miramichi, allowing licensed practical nurses to learn and work in their own community. The program will launch in September 2022 with 24 seats available. Courses will be delivered online through UNB’s College of Extended Learning and students will join the bachelor of nursing program virtually for the third...

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Dorchester Penitentiary clinical educates nursing students on mental health, social justice

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Posted: December 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB



Abby Winters wasn’t sure what to expect when she first passed through the doors at Dorchester Penitentiary’s Shepody Healing Centre, but the unique experience transformed her perspectives on mental health and social justice. As students in UNB’s bachelor of nursing advanced standing program in Moncton, Winters and her classmates were able to participate in the clinical...

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UNB institute’s Pathways to Professions program a valuable learning opportunity

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Posted: December 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



An experiential education program for post-secondary students developed by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick has already seen significant growth and success only two years after launching. Pathways to Professions (P2P) is a 13-week paid summer program hosted by NB-IRDT and its partners. P2P students are assigned to a...

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