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UNB student project examines the sustainability of the St. John River’s muskie population

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Posted: May 10, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



A team of environmental management students at the University of New Brunswick have completed a project looking at the sustainability of the muskellunge in the St. John River. Fourth-year students Abby Culberson, Darren Greeley, Riley Lavender and Emily Ruttan carried out the research as part of this year’s 4020 Capstone Practicum course at UNB. The course requires multidisciplinary...

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UNB hosts virtual public dialogue: Shaping the Debate

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Posted: May 6, 2021 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick held a virtual public dialogue to discuss the province’s biggest health care challenges and contribute to the development of a five-year provincial health plan that is responsive to patients, providers and communities, now and into the future. “We know that New Brunswick faces significant challenges that may affect the quality of life and overall...

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UNB’s Whitebone Lounge to reopen as Whitebone Pizzeria

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Posted: April 30, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick in Saint John and the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have announced the relaunch of the campus’s Whitebone Lounge as the Whitebone Pizzeria following an extensive refurbishment. The new pizzeria-style eatery will open in the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre in the coming months, located in the space which was previously the Whitebone Lounge...

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UNB announces 2021 valedictorians for spring graduation ceremonies

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Posted: April 23, 2021 12:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will be celebrating the achievements of its 2021 graduates at virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5. The Fredericton campus’ 191st Encaenia will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saint John’s 46th spring convocation ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. See unb.ca/graduation for information on the ceremonies and associated...

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Bell Let’s Talk boosts funding for post-secondary student mental health

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Posted: April 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



Bell Let’s Talk announced that $3,075,000 in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund has been awarded to 123 Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, to support them in the initial implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. “Bell is committed to enhancing...

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UNB Fredericton improves campus sustainability rating

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Posted: April 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is a rising star in sustainability, showing considerable improvement in the worldwide ranking of sustainable practices among institutions of higher learning. This is the second time that UNBF has submitted data to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program run by the Philadelphia-based Association for the...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature Carla Gunn

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Posted: April 14, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature Carla Gunn, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, discussing her novel, Amphibian. In Amphibian, nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world and he is the narrator. As Quill & Quire wrote, “[He]… is the kind of kid...

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UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre announces winner of 2021 RBC Product Design and Development Competition

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Posted: April 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winner of the RBC Product Design and Development Competition, which took place virtually on April 8 as part of the 7th Annual Engineering Design Symposium. UNB’s annual Engineering Design Symposium gives final-year engineering students the opportunity to work together...

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NB-IRDT report shows how COVID-19 affects mental health in province

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Posted: April 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



A new report by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) reveals how New Brunswickers’ mental health has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The team, led by principal investigator Dr. Sandra Magalhaes from the UNB Fredericton department of sociology, analyzed responses to an online survey asking New Brunswick residents to indicate the impact...

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Engineering students work with Kingsclear First Nation on capstone design project

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Posted: April 9, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering in Fredericton hosted its 7th annual Engineering Design Symposium virtually on Thursday, April 8, recognizing the hard work of its students. Each year, fourth-year engineering students from all disciplines display projects they’ve worked on through the Capstone Design course. Students are guided by industry mentors and their...

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UNB organizes Canada-wide Techstars Startup Weekend

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Posted: April 9, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the country are coming together to tackle sustainability-related challenges in Canada’s second annual Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend. The event, held from April 16 to 18, will see participants working together from their homes, tackling some of today’s toughest and most urgent challenges with a focus on sustainability and...

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UNB students make community impact through experiential learning

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Posted: April 6, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



University of New Brunswick students are working with 14 community organizations to help make positive changes in the world around them while gaining a credit toward their university degree. Social Science in Practicum (SOCS4501) is a course offered at UNB’s Saint John campus that pairs students with an organization that best fits their goals and related disciplines to provide them with...

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UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre announces winners of 2021 RBC Student Pitch Competition

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Posted: April 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of its 15th annual RBC Student Pitch Competition, which took place virtually on March 24. During the event, the top 32 finalists had three minutes to present their unaided pitch to a panel of judges. Winners were selected based on innovation impact, viability and...

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Congratulations to the Business Simulation Competition winners

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Posted: March 30, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John hosted its 4th Annual Business Simulation Competition on March 19, giving students a chance to experience a real-world global business environment. The winning groups were: First place: Hannah Gunter, Anna Nguyen, Kyle Benson, Ashley Little and Amelia McCavour Second place: Luke Armstrong, Taylor Lee and Annie...

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Pretium Resources Inc. and Robert Quartermain establish new scholarship at UNB

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Posted: March 23, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Pretium Resources Inc. (Pretivm), in conjunction with UNB alumnus Dr. Robert Quartermain, is investing a combined $125,000 at the University of New Brunswick to establish the Pretium Resources Graduate Scholarship in the department of earth sciences. The scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be awarded annually to an outstanding earth sciences graduate student, with demonstrated interest and/or...

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UNB’s 2020-21 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted

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Posted: March 23, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick recently inducted 17 students as Sir Howard Douglas Scholars for their exceptional involvement in UNB and their local and international community. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars excel in whatever they turn their attention to – be it graduate school, working to save the environment or engaging in community-based projects,” says Dr. Paul J....

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UNB receives funding to further intensify SMR cluster participation

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) has received new federal funding to support standards validation and intensified partnership opportunities. The funds will support CNER’s ongoing Small Modular Reactor (SMR) research cluster work. The funding was announced on March 18, as part of a $56-million Government of Canada funding bundle provided...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature award-winning novelist Emma Donoghue

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Posted: March 18, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter Emma Donoghue discussing her novel, The Pull of the Stars. The Pull of the Stars became a #1 bestseller in Canada and Ireland and made bestseller lists in the U.S. (New York Times) and U.K. Set in Dublin during the Great Flu...

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UNB students redesign Point Wolfe Pool parking lot in Fundy National Park

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Posted: March 18, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Five University of New Brunswick engineering students are working with Parks Canada to improve a parking facility in Fundy National Park. The project is located on the Point Wolfe road, at a summer destination spot popular for its beach, saltwater pool and hiking trails. Civil engineering students Alyssa Bernier, Kristen Burns, Kate deWinter, Megan Stone and Alyssa van de Riet are creating a...

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Fourth instalment of UNB’s Business Simulation Competition goes virtual

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Posted: March 16, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



UNB’s faculty of business on the Saint John campus is hosting its fourth annual Business Simulation Competition in a virtual environment, allowing students to test their business strategies and ideas and experience the results. The event will see third- and fourth-year students in the bachelor of business administration and bachelor of applied management programs leading teams as they...

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UNB students reflect on studying during COVID-19

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Posted: March 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


This academic year has looked quite different for students, faculty and staff alike. Instructors are adapting course material and their teaching methods using various virtual platforms, students are learning new study strategies for alternative delivery methods, and all of us are adjusting to health and safety regulations on and off campus. With winter term now underway, students have been...

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UNB professor develops pioneering population genomics book series

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Posted: March 4, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



A professor and researcher at the University of New Brunswick has developed and is in the process of publishing a pioneering series of books encompassing the world of population genomics. The book series is being published by Springer Nature, and since January 2019 the books and individual chapters have been downloaded thousands of times. Dr. Om Rajora is the editor-in-chief of Population...

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Members of the UNB community recognized for their work during the pandemic

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Posted: March 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Eight UNBers have been honoured as part of the province’s “Stepping up for my New Brunswick” program. Nominated by members of the community, the initiative named 89 individuals who stepped up during COVID-19 and contributed to the province’s economic or social recovery efforts. Among those recognized were several UNB staff, faculty members, students and...

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UNB students to attend Daughters of the Vote conference

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Students from the University of New Brunswick are invited to attend the Daughters of the Vote summit, taking place virtually from March 5-8, 2021. Equal Voice established the Daughters of the Vote summit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of select women attaining the right to vote in Canada. Taking place in the same month as International Women’s Day, the program aims to expose young...

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UNB engineering students simulate plan for solar energy implementation using a Smart Grid Digital Twin

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Four University of New Brunswick electrical engineering students are working on the viability of implementing more solar energy in Canada using a Smart Grid Digital Twin. This project will be a major step towards creating more large-scale renewable energy options in the province and reducing the country’s carbon footprint. Students Josh Power, Liam Hogan, Braden Haley and Alex Everett,...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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