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Black History Month posters share stories of Black New Brunswickers

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Posted: February 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A poster exhibit on display at the Market Square Saint John Free Public Library is telling the stories of 28 prominent Black New Brunswickers during Black History Month. The Rediscovering the Roots of Black New Brunswickers campaign is a collaboration between the UNB Art Centre, the Bi-Campus Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights and the Black History Month...

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UNB teams up with Saint John Energy to improve network efficiency and lower environmental impact

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Posted: February 18, 2021 11:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A team of UNB researchers have been working in partnership with Saint John Energy to develop integrated technology solutions for smart grid initiatives to maximize energy efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint. Saint John Energy and UNB’s Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies began the pilot project in 2019 and have been getting excellent results...

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UNB research projects receive funding to support healthy aging for seniors

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



UNB researchers have received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities. On Feb. 12, the Province of New Brunswick and the Public Health Agency of Canada announced 39 applied research projects that have been approved under the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. “Healthy aging remains...

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UNB, Mount Allison sign new memorandum of understanding

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Posted: February 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Two of New Brunswick’s public universities have signed a new agreement that will enable students to easily continue their post-secondary education in the province. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Mount Allison University (MtA) have established the MtA Pathway program to assist current undergraduate students at Mount Allison in continuing their studies in several of UNB’s...

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MacNutt Memorial Lecture delves into emotional history of Atlantic Canadian political economy

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Posted: February 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



In a region where strong feelings are often mixed into the cool scientific voice of political economy, would Atlantic Canada benefit from developing a history of emotions? Dr. Shirley Tillotson asks this question and will present her research at UNB’s W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Feb. 16. Atlantic Canada’s historiography combines political economy with a mix of other...

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UNBers named McCall MacBain Scholarship finalists

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



University of New Brunswick students Jillian Lamb (BSc’19) and Jackson Weir (BSc'21) have been named finalists for the inaugural McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies. The scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University while...

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UNB and NB Power announce continuation of important research, supported by federal funds

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Posted: February 11, 2021 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and NB Power have announced the continuation of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) research project, supporting the Mactaquac dam renewal project. Phase II of MAES, led by UNB’s Dr. Allen Curry, a professor of biology, forestry and environmental management, and fellow and science director of UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute, continues the...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Uzma Jalaluddin

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Posted: February 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author Uzma Jalaluddin discussing her debut novel, Ayesha at Last. Ayesha at Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community. The book has earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus. Ayesha at Last was...

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Cultivating tomorrow’s forests: UNB researcher helping grow silviculture knowledge for a more sustainable future

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Posted: February 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Researchers from the University of New Brunswick will be part of a five-year, $5.1-million cross-Canada project advancing science and innovation in silviculture. The Silva21 collaborative initiative builds on existing national efforts to bring together stakeholders from governments, communities, industries and universities, with a goal of improving knowledge, approaches and tools in forest...

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UNB honours Black History Month

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Posted: February 1, 2021 2:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



During the month of February, UNB celebrates and commemorates Black History Month by honouring and acknowledging the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and people of African descent – achievements that have far too often been erased or ignored. At UNB, we stand beside Black New Brunswickers and Black students at UNB and acknowledge the violent histories of Black...

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UNB researcher contributing expertise to initiative to help protect whales

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Posted: February 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The Government of Canada has announced $5.3 million in funding for projects that will advance innovative solutions to help protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, and a UNB research team will be part of this vital initiative. The smartWhales initiative will support five research and development projects to develop solutions that use satellite data to help detect and monitor the...

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UNB recognized as a top employer in Canada

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Posted: January 28, 2021 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick is honoured to announce we have been named among Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2021, Canada’s Top 100 Employers of 2021 and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers 2021. UNB was the only university from Atlantic Canada to be included on all three lists. “To be recognized on three top employer lists highlights the dedication and commitment of...

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UNB mental health strategist encourages the community to connect as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Posted: January 28, 2021 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



Over the past year, the world has changed. The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe and has drastically changed the way we live, study, work and socialize. On Jan. 28, UNB mental health strategist Matthew MacLean joins millions of Canadians in recognizing the importance of talking about mental health as part of this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day. “The entire world...

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UNBers receive NB Multicultural Council recognition

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Posted: January 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



Two members of the UNB community are being recognized as champions of cultural diversity by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council. Agunbiade Seun Richards, a PhD candidate at UNB Saint John who founded Door2Door Pickup Couriers, and Mary Ryan, an alumna and multiculturalism advocate, were both selected as Champions for Cultural Diversity 2020 by the council. A natural entrepreneur, Mr....

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NB-IRDT and APPTA report details pros and cons of virtual geriatric care

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Posted: January 13, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



  The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA have released an evidence synthesis detailing the benefits and challenges of virtual geriatric care in New Brunswick. NB-IRDT staff Eton Boco and Kyle Rogers prepared the report, with joint support from Jenna Roddick and Samuel Hunter at APPTA. The report provides an...

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UNB nursing instructor receives teaching innovation award

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Posted: January 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB



Renée Gordon, senior instructor and clinical resource strategist at UNB’s Moncton nursing site, is the recipient of a 2019-2020 teaching innovation award for her creative approach to instruction. Ms. Gordon received the award in recognition of an innovative teaching solution that combined virtual simulation and concept-based learning activities which encourages the development of...

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NB-IRDT to analyze economics of Picomole lung cancer screening tool

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Posted: January 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB is leveraging its expertise and research capability to undertake an economic evaluation of the Picomole lung cancer screening tool. Picomole, an innovative medical technology company located in Moncton, creates machine learning solutions that can be used in disease screening applications. Picomole’s breath...

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UNB project will help protect long-term care residents and workers from virus spread

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Posted: January 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A University of New Brunswick project, led by professor Dr. Rose McCloskey, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illness among long-term care residents. On Nov. 6, 2020, the Government of Canada announced $28 million in funding for 79 projects across the country as part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) COVID-19 Exceptional...

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UNB professors receive Telefilm funding for two more feature films

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Posted: January 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have received development funding from Telefilm Canada for their next two feature films. Dr. Robert Gray, a professor in the English department, Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, and Jon Dewar, a UNB education and arts graduate and instructor at Leo Hayes High School in...

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UNB professors receive Teaching Innovation Award

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Posted: January 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Dr. Arash Lashkari and Renee Gordon have received UNB’s Teaching Innovation Award for their creative approaches to instruction. Dr. Lashkari, from the faculty of computer science at UNB Fredericton, and Ms. Gordon, with the faculty of nursing at UNB’s Moncton site, were selected as the recipients by the university’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. The bi-campus body,...

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