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CIC announces new advisory board

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB Fredericton student awarded Youth Human Rights Award

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Posted: September 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A first-year University of New Brunswick student was recently presented with the 2021 Youth Human Rights Award. Bailey Desjardins, who is working on her bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership at Renaissance College in Fredericton, received the award for her outstanding community work in mental health and LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy in Grand Manan, N.B. While participating in the...

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Students at UNB Fredericton receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Posted: September 23, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Matthew Toms-Zuberec and Julien Hache have been named UNB Fredericton’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. Given the unprecedented challenges we are facing this year in Canada, an additional 50 scholarships are once again being awarded, for a total of 100. Julien Hache, 18,...

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UNB opens doors to the new Barry and Flora Beckett Residence

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Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick began an exciting new chapter with the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Barry and Flora Beckett Residence on Sept. 23. The fully accessible residence marks an entirely new experience for students on the Saint John campus while honouring trailblazers Barry (PhD ’70) and his late wife, Flora. The Becketts first made an impact at UNB Saint John in...

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CCAA names 24 Saint John Seawolves as National Scholars

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Posted: September 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced the National Scholar Award winners for 2020-21, with 24 student-athletes from UNB’s Saint John campus making the grade despite a challenging academic year. “This is the largest number of National Scholars we’ve had in the Seawolves program,” says David Munro, athletics director at UNB Saint John....

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Lorenzo Society presents new UNB Saint John Film Series

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Posted: September 22, 2021 11:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Society has launched its inaugural UNB Saint John Film Series, with this year’s festival highlighting Indigenous film. The series is offering free screenings of Reel Injun, Blood Quantum and Dawnland to community members. The festival takes place throughout the fall and starts on Sept. 23 with Reel Injun. October and November are reserved for Blood Quantum...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates second cohort of businesses

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Posted: September 16, 2021 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



On Friday, Sept. 10, nine companies across all four Atlantic provinces graduated from UNB Fredericton's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program, with support from Post-Secondary Training and Labour (PETL). Scale Up Atlantic Canada began through the collaboration of Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, a UNB professor and ACOA chair of the...

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UNB researchers receive funding to continue studying the effects of cumulative lifetime violence in men

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Posted: September 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Little research has been done to understand the ways violence and other social determinants of health directly link to health issues in men over time, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. To further understand this phenomenon, researchers from the University of New Brunswick have received $776,476 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave

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Posted: September 14, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will kick off its series on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and will feature novelist and playwright Mark Blagrave discussing Lay Figures. In Lay Figures, Elizabeth MacKinnon moves to Saint John in 1939 to find inspiration for her poetry in the bohemian life of the city’s central peninsula. Swept up in the vibrant society of the...

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UNB hosts Shaping the Debate focusing on political literacy

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Posted: September 13, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



In coordination with the Urban and Community Studies Institute, the University of New Brunswick held a virtual public dialogue to discuss the priority issues of the federal campaign that occupy the minds of constituencies across Canada and the policy landscape in New Brunswick. “A strong and vibrant democracy requires dialogue,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB president and...

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Celebrating a decade with the Hans W. Klohn Commons

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

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hans W. Klohn Commons. Ten years ago on Sept. 7, 2011, the University of New Brunswick opened its doors to a first-of-its-kind, eco-friendly, social space and library for students, faculty and visitors on the Saint John campus. The Hans W. Klohn Commons, also referred to as the Commons, is a state-of-the-art building designed to provide the...

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Frank McKenna invests in UNB to transform New Brunswick’s digital future

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Posted: September 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Honourable Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, has invested $5 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish the McKenna Institute to make New Brunswick, and Canada, digital trailblazers. The McKenna Institute builds upon McKenna’s life’s work of moving New Brunswick to a knowledge economy based on bandwidth and brainwidth – the capacity to process information and...

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New UNB research provides prosthetic limb users with a more natural and intuitive experience

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Posted: September 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



For nearly six decades, the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) has undertaken leading-edge research into prosthetic limbs. In 1965, the group, then known as the Bio-engineering Institute, was part of the team responsible for Canada’s first myoelectric prosthetic limb fitting; the institute has continued to build on this early leadership through...

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Right whales, wrong place: New research shows how climate change is pushing whales further north and into danger

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Posted: September 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Newly published research highlights the deadly impact of climate change on the survival of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In an Oceanography cover article released on Sept. 1, researchers from three universities, including UNB’s Dr. Kimberley Davies, lay out how changing ocean conditions in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean are further complicating efforts to protect the...

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UNB professor brings Stanley Cup to UNB Fredericton

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Posted: August 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Stanley Cup winners get to spend just a few precious hours with hockey’s greatest trophy, and UNB’s Dr. Ryan Hamilton wanted to share his with the university community. As an alumnus and assistant professor in the UNB Fredericton department of psychology, Dr. Hamilton wanted to share the moment with the community where he has met many mentors, friends and his wife, Karyn. On Aug....

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Seventeen UNB researchers awarded more than $3 million in SSHRC and NSERC funding

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Posted: August 17, 2021 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


On June 15, the Government of Canada announced investments of more than $635 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to support more than 4,800 lead researchers and their teams. UNB researchers have been awarded $3,041,565 of that funding, supporting emerging and established research programs and...

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Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB collaborate on pioneering gait-based biometric security

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Posted: August 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



One small section of flooring, one giant leap for access security. Biometric security is becoming increasingly familiar, with fingerprints and facial measurements used to unlock doors and devices not only in secure facilities, but in everyday life. Prince Edward Island-based Stepscan Technologies has developed a new technique for contactless security, believed to be the world’s first...

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UNB researchers supported by federal, provincial funding to better understand the natural environment and quantum physics

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Posted: August 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Two University of New Brunswick researchers have been awarded $450,000 in external funding in recognition of their innovation and research potential. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) on Aug. 11. The CFI JELF supports strategic investment in research infrastructure, enabling researchers and institutions to...

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UNB engineering students successfully launch weather balloon into near space

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Posted: August 5, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Three engineering students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus took their passion for aerospace to new heights as they successfully launched and recovered their high-altitude weather balloon (HAB) from the Earth’s stratosphere. The project was initiated and led by first-year mechanical engineering student Jagriti Luitel, who found inspiration for the project...

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UNB celebrates Pride 2021

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

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



At UNB, we believe that Pride should be celebrated year-round. We encourage our UNB community to show their pride, allyship and to show up as their authentic selves. In recognition of this year’s Pride celebrations, and in representing our aspirations as an institution, we have raised a Progress flag on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. With the raising of this flag, we...

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UNB launches Transact Mobile Credential for students, faculty and staff

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Posted: August 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Students, faculty and staff on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus will benefit from the use of mobile credentials on iPhone, Apple Watch and Android phones this year – making UNB the first Canadian institution to implement Transact’s mobile campus ID solution.  Mobile credentials will enhance door access and contactless payment capabilities by...

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UNB-led research project receives $366,000 in funding from Health Canada

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Posted: August 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A multi-institution, multi-disciplinary research project housed at the University of New Brunswick has received $366,000 in support from the Government of Canada. The funds will be used for research to help identify the barriers and restrictions to access to surgical abortions in the province between 2015 - 2020, from the perspective of medical professionals and the lived experience of New...

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Creating space: A collective journey toward a culture of inclusion

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Posted: July 28, 2021 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Members of the University of New Brunswick community have been working hard toward the implementation of the new Chosen Name and Gender Identity Policy. Over the last few months, the Policy Working Group and Implementation Team have been busy preparing multiple educational tools and social media pieces designed to inform the UNB community about the various ways they can create and encourage a...

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Lessons learned from NaviCare/SoinsNavi as project concludes

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Posted: July 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



After four-and-a-half years of exploring the impact of patient navigation for children and youth with healthcare needs and their families, the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University-led NaviCare/SoinsNavi project has come to an end. The UNB research team is looking back on the experience and moving toward their next opportunity to build on that knowledge in new directions. In...

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UNB announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2021-22

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Posted: July 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Colby Arsenault, Benjamin Talbot and Patrick Talbot. The Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years, recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, community...

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Second cohort of Scale Up Atlantic Canada finding success despite pandemic

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Posted: July 21, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



For the nine companies involved in the Scale Up Atlantic Canada program, the global pandemic hasn’t stopped them from achieving growth and success. The second cohort, which launched in February, has been completing the program through 100 per cent virtual means. This has allowed companies from across the four Atlantic provinces to connect through monthly workshops designed to help them...

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Student completes UNB Saint John’s first-ever clinical psychology field placement with Indigenous clinician

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Posted: July 21, 2021 12:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick psychology student spent the winter 2021 semester being mentored by Mi’kmaq clinician Stephanie Francis – an historic moment for UNB psychology and experiential learning. Gabrielle Benoit, a third-year bachelor of science student majoring in psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus, undertook the clinical placement as part of Field Placement in...

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PhD candidate receives national Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

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Posted: July 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Patricia Morris (BN'15, MN'21), a PhD candidate in interdisciplinary studies at the University of New Brunswick, has received a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to continue her doctoral studies. The recipients were announced on July 15 by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and several federal funding agencies: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the...

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UNB’s Gregg Centre receives funding from Veterans Affairs Canada for research and education project

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Posted: July 20, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society has received $486,000 over three years from Veterans Affairs Canada to support a project which will capture the modern experience of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The funding was announced on July 20 at an event held at UNB Fredericton by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National...

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Five New Brunswick start-ups complete UNB’s Summer Institute program

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Posted: July 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Cohorts of the University of New Brunswick’s Summer Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship (SITE), delivered by the J. Herbert Smith Centre (TME), took part in a virtual demonstration day on July 15 to mark the completion of their three-month program. For the past seven years, the SITE program has helped entrepreneurs looking to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable...

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UNB’s Energia Ventures continues to offer entrepreneurs support with help from ACOA

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Posted: July 13, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Regional Economic Growth Innovation program, has provided a non-repayable contribution of $655,500 to the University of New Brunswick to support the development of start-ups via the Energia Ventures accelerator program.  Energia Ventures, the accelerator for energy, cleantech, cybersecurity and artificial...

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Skill Up for Success program prepares international students for the Canadian workforce

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Posted: July 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Since 1990, six million people have immigrated to Canada. Newcomers are critical to not only the economic and population growth in New Brunswick and across the country, but they also introduce diverse cultures and experiences into our communities. The Office of Experiential Education at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Saint John Newcomers Centre (SJNC) recognize the value...

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UNB Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing report highlights achievements, priorities

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Posted: July 8, 2021 4:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



A community report released by the University of New Brunswick’s CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing has detailed progress to date and outlined priorities for the future. Over the past 16 months, Dr. Jason Hickey and his team have been hard at work establishing partnerships, supporting students, building capacity and engaging in research to support Indigenous wellbeing. The team...

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UNB long-term care simulation lab officially opens, ready to help NB residents and workers stay safe

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Posted: July 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and its partners held an event at Loch Lomond Villa to officially open the UNB Long-Term Care Simulation Lab, a newly renovated and constructed research space. The UNB project, led by Dr. Rose McCloskey of the university’s Saint John campus, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 among long-term...

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UNB receives five stars from QS World University Rating System

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Posted: July 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as a five-star institution by the internationally renowned QS Star Rating System. UNB becomes New Brunswick’s first university to receive the coveted five-star rating and one of two universities in Atlantic Canada to receive this rating. “Appearing in world university ranking systems is an important confirmation of the...

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Two UNB associate professors battle for the Stanley Cup

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Who will win the Stanley Cup? Two UNB faculty members are feeling the pressure, more than the rest of us, as we head into game three of the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning leading the series 2-0 over the Montreal Canadiens. Both Dr. David Scott and Dr. Ryan Hamilton split their time between lecturing on campus and being special advisors to the two NHL teams now competing face-to-face...

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Canada Day as a day of reflection and mourning

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Posted: June 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Shock and sadness spread across our country last week as we learned of the 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. These discoveries reconfirm oral histories shared by survivors – histories that Canada is only beginning to come to terms with.  This is an important week for our community to reflect upon these past events and the...

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UNB’s 2021 High School Programming Competition won by Fredericton High student

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Posted: June 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


On May 15, high school students across the province competed in the annual New Brunswick High School Programming Competition organized by the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. The competition challenges students’ computer-programming and problem-solving skills by having them solve eight programming questions that increase in difficulty. The...

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UNB announces 2021 Beaverbrook Scholars

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Posted: June 22, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year’s recipients are Bailey Desjardins, Haley Prosser and Marika Wesselius. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to...

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UNB and JDI announce 2021 leadership scholarship recipients

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Posted: June 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB.  Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is one of the university's most prestigious awards.  “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers...

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UNB Saint John nursing students deliver Teddy Bear Health Clinics

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Posted: June 14, 2021 1:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John student nurses recently hosted Teddy Bear Health Clinics at two priority neighbourhood elementary schools. Over the two days, nursing students facilitated health education sessions at Seaside Park Elementary School and Centennial School for 300 kindergarten and Grade 1 children and their stuffed animals. The initiative was part of the nursing program’s pediatric clinical...

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Nursing preceptorship an opportunity to learn from mentor in real-world setting

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Posted: June 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



Making the shift from studying in a group clinical setting to one-on-one in a preceptorship was a learning curve for University of New Brunswick nursing student Madeleine Smith, but fortunately she had the trust and support of her preceptor. Smith was mentored by Patricia Yu Howatt, a full-time Registered Nurse at the Moncton Hospital and part-time clinical instructor at UNB, who volunteered...

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UNB receives $1 million from ACOA for professional sales initiatives

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have announced a new collaboration to develop proficiency in professional sales across the region. A $1-million contribution from the Government of Canada, through ACOA, was announced on June 10 at an event at UNB’s Grand Hall in Saint John’s historic uptown. The funding will support a number of...

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NB-IRDT reports examine post-secondary graduate retention in province

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Posted: June 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Two new reports from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick have revealed that a majority of post-secondary graduates from New Brunswick remain in the province after they complete their programs. College and university graduate retention in New Brunswick: 2010 - 2018 Retention, attraction, and labour market outcomes of...

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UNB student receives top prize in national Indigenous storytelling competition

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Posted: June 7, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



Spencer Isaac, a student in the bachelor of education program at UNB Fredericton, received the 2021 English-language Award for Excellence in Indigenous Studies, an initiative of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival and McConnell Foundation. This year’s competition required a video submission detailing their vision for a better world. Isaac’s video found inspiration...

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The University of New Brunswick celebrates 2021 graduate award recipients

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Posted: June 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton


On Saturday, June 5, the University of New Brunswick will virtually celebrate the achievements of its 2021 graduates. UNB is honoured to congratulate the 1,635 graduates who have worked incredibly hard through these unique times to achieve this milestone. This year, 1,345 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 269 will receive master’s degrees, and 21 will achieve the highest...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

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Posted: June 1, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, myUNB



June is National Indigenous History Month. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the first peoples of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the historic contributions of the Wabanaki people, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. At the University of New Brunswick, we respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the...

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UNB announces new programs in environmental sciences

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Posted: May 31, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is launching new programs in environmental sciences available for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree. UNB recognizes the need to prepare students for careers that respond to climate change and the impacts of humans on the environment. The new programs, which are pre-accredited by the non-profit Eco Canada, will provide comprehensive theoretical and...

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Three UNB alumni join ARC Canada’s executive team

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Posted: May 31, 2021 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



Arc Clean Energy Canada Inc. has announced the establishment of an executive team, featuring three University of New Brunswick alumni. William (Bill) Cooper (BScEng’86, MScEng’96), Andrew Dawson (BA’91, LLB’01, MBA’08) and Carol Lynn Landry (BBA’99) were announced as part of the newly established team. Cooper will serve as vice-president of engineering;...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2021-22

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2021 12:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton, myUNB



L-R: Safe AbuJayyab, Jordan Cole, Declan Hartery and Megan Kinch Four outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J....

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Four distinguished professors and one of Canada’s renowned marine biologists to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 27, 2021 9:45:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will have much to celebrate at its virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5. More than 1,600 students will accept degrees; two valedictorians will deliver valedictory addresses; four retired professors will obtain the ranking of Professor Emeritus for serving the university with great distinction; and a posthumous honorary degree will be awarded to...

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UNB senior teaching associate’s case study places 10th on bestsellers list

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 26, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick senior teaching associate’s case study, What Business Is Zara In?, was a bestseller this year through its Canadian distributor Ivey Publishing. Daniel Doiron, who teaches with the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, has a passion for writing case studies and uses them in all his undergraduate and graduate level courses as an experiential...

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UNB aligns with National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2021 11:54:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


UNB has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting student mental health by aligning with the National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. The National Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines to help post-secondary institutions across Canada support the mental health and well-being of their students. The guidelines were established after significant consultation...

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UNB students explore the impact of the pandemic on active and public transportation among vulnerable populations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



  Ten students from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have completed a report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted access to both active and public transportation for the city’s most vulnerable populations. “Moving through the city: Grassroots experiences with active and public transportation in Saint John during the COVID-19 pandemic” was completed as an...

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UNB launches new supports for industry innovation, research partnerships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 20, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has announced a new initiative supporting innovation, commercialization and partnership activities thanks to support from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and also made possible with leveraging support from The Molson Foundation. The Fulcrum Initiative is part of the institution’s ongoing implementation of...

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UNB’s Saint John campus achieves silver sustainability rating

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB



The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus has been awarded a silver rating for its sustainability programs and practices. This is the first year UNB Saint John submitted data to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program run by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a self-reporting...

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UNB has a key role in advancing N.B.’s digital transformation

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: May 19, 2021 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, myUNB, UNB Fredericton



The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped all aspects of our lives in the same way digital technology has altered how we socialize, work, learn and play. Across Canada and beyond, digital technology is simply embedded into our daily lives now. The pandemic will come to an end, but our use of digital technology will endure and accelerate. Those who embrace it will enjoy new levels of prosperity,...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author and writer Dennis Bock

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John



The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature author and writer Dennis Bock discussing his novel, The Good German. In November 1939, a German anti-fascist named Georg Elser came as close to assassinating Adolf Hitler as anyone ever had. In this gripping novel of alternate history, he doesn’t just come close – he...

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UNB/OSCO Construction Group strategic partnership lays the groundwork for building the future

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 12, 2021 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and Saint John-based OSCO Construction Group are celebrating nearly two years of a strategic partnership that has established a solid foundation for future success. The OSCO Construction Group is a collection of companies operating in the concrete, steel and construction fields. They serve a variety of markets throughout Canada, the Eastern U.S., and the...

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Clinical placements set nursing student up for success

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 11, 2021 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB



During her studies in the bachelor of nursing program at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Elizabeth Vickers learned more about being a nurse – and herself as a person – than she ever thought possible. Vickers, who will graduate in June, has spent the past four years absorbing the theoretical knowledge required to be a nurse and using it to provide care in real-world...

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton



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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

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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

UNB Newsroom

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

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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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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