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UNB takes home 70 per cent of awards at event celebrating New Brunswick innovators

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


On Nov. 22, entrepreneurs and innovators from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) took home 70 per cent of the awards at the inaugural InnovateNB Celebration for their future-forward businesses and services. The InnovateNB Celebration is a day-long event held in Saint John to raise awareness of the most current innovative work taking place in New Brunswick. The event included an industry...

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Dr. Joel Martin helps UNB uncover the challenges and opportunities of a digital world

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB), in collaboration with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, recently welcomed Dr. Joel Martin, the Chief Digital Research Officer and Chief Science Officer for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), back to the Fredericton campus. As the person tasked with promoting digital transformation across all areas of research in...

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UNB scholar awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2022 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



With only 70 Banting Fellowships offered annually, it’s not every day that an institution has the opportunity to welcome and celebrate one. This year, for only the second time since the program’s inception in 2010, the University of New Brunswick has that honour. On Nov. 28, the Government of Canada announced this year’s recipients of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and...

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Exciting international partnership will bring more nurses to New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 24, 2022 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) continues to find unique ways to address the province-wide nursing shortage and work toward growing New Brunswick’s population. UNB recently partnered with Horizon Health Network, the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB), the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), located...

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UNB advancing artificial intelligence and data science with $2.5 million commitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 24, 2022 8:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus Dick Carpenter (BA ’72) and the McKenna Institute are pleased to announce a gift of $2.5 million to advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science at UNB. AI and data science have become essential elements in the creation of effective digital products and services. AI depends on large data sets for developing reliable...

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Free legal services now available at UNB Legal Clinic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) celebrates the official grand opening of the UNB Legal Clinic today. The clinic provides individuals who cannot afford representation or who do not qualify for legal aid access to free legal services. The UNB Law Clinic aims to improve access to justice in the province by filling some gaps in New Brunswick’s legal aid system. It offers legal services...

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Research partners SPECTRAL and Kognitiv Spark combine to become innovators in mixed reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 21, 2022 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is advancing immersive technology research thanks to partnerships with local industry. The result is a pipeline where students receive hands-on training within a top mixed reality (MR) research lab and collaborate with an industry-leading MR company. The Spatial Computing Training and Research Lab (SPECTRAL) is an applied research outfit under the...

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UNB alum helping Canada become a global leader in clean energy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 16, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna, Maggie Manley (BScCHE'08, MScCHE'10, PhD'18), is helping New Brunswick and Canada to become a global leader in the nuclear energy industry. Manley and her team at ARC Clean Technology Canada Inc. (ARC) are in the process of licensing and commercializing Canada’s first-ever grid-scale Generation four advanced small modular reactor (aSMR), the...

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UNB is opening doors to graduate education for bachelor of health students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 16, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will now offer the honours distinction for qualified students enrolled in the bachelor of health program. This is another step in the growing expansion of the Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) at UNB. As the world of health and healthcare grows more complex, the bachelor of health program at the UNB Saint John campus is training and preparing the next...

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UNB welcomes seasoned senior executive as newest Vice-President

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 2:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


William (Bill) Best, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) newly announced Vice-President, Administration and Finance, said he sees his upcoming move back East as a repatriation of sorts. It is the story of a Maritimer coming home, which, he said, was always the intent. Currently, the president of Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, Best, has spent his entire career in post-secondary...

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UNB helps dancers across the country collaborate using augmented reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Daniel Rea is working with Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada to create an augmented reality application that will change the way dancers collaborate across the country. An all-New Brunswick team at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI Lab) is in the process of developing the innovative new program called DanceXR. Collaborating with dancers across...

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PITCH healthcare platform offers lifesaving preventative possibilities for NB seniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 14, 2022 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



What if there were a tool that tracked your aging loved one’s health and the data could show you when they were in decline – could you prevent a health emergency or an ambulance ride to the hospital? The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme recognized the need for a fully proactive solution to senior healthcare. He set about finding the solution with fellow...

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New Brunswick universities and Regional Health Authorities partner to pilot patient-centred navigation program for those living with dementia

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 10, 2022 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A team from the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at the University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton, Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network recently launched Navigating Dementia NB. This province-wide, community-based, bilingual pilot program focuses on helping those living with dementia, their care partners and their care teams as they navigate a...

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Katie Davey to be the new executive director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 9, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will welcome alum Katie Davey back to the community as the new Executive Director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) starting Nov. 21. “I’m thrilled to be returning to UNB. It is a community that has already given me so much, “said Davey. “I’m looking forward to giving back to the UNB community and fostering support for...

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Canada's LGBT purge, 30 years later: Todd Ross reflects

Todd Ross

Posted: November 8, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The 30th anniversary of the official end of the LGBT Purge in Canada was marked this year on Oct. 27. It was on this date in 1992 that a courageous young woman saw the results of her challenge to the Canadian government. Michelle Douglas was a young officer in the military police who excelled in everything she did. She was investigated and fired simply for being gay. Top of her class, she was...

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Fostering an environment for start-up success in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



In an event dedicated to showcasing success stories among Atlantic Canadian start-ups, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) brought forward an impressive line-up of leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Committed to economic growth and social progress by advancing digital technologies and empowering entrepreneurs to meet today’s challenges with innovation, UNB was a proud sponsor...

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UNBers invested into the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB is excited to congratulate two influential alumni and a prominent former professor who were among 10 esteemed individuals invested into the Order of New Brunswick. Dr. Sandra L. Irving has a BA ’95 in political science and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 from UNB. Dr. Irving and her husband, Arthur L. Irving, Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 are generous...

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Driving innovation to its fullest potential

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Collaborations between academia, government and industry are helping build the workforce of the future across New Brunswick. One such collaboration is Potential Motors, a software company that uses artificial intelligence to boost vehicle safety and performance. Potential Motors was founded in 2018 by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students Sam Poirier (BScME'19, M-TME'19), Isaac Barkhouse...

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Helping future Indigenous nursing leaders succeed

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 2, 2022 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Indigenous nursing students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are supported and empowered to be the leaders of tomorrow. UNB’s new Nutsihpiluwewicik (Indigenous) admission pathway aims to increase the number of Indigenous nurses in a culturally responsive way, a process that has been developed with the heart and spirit of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Through this pathway,...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Ann-Marie MacDonald

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will feature author Anne-Marie MacDonald reading from her book, Fayne, on Nov. 9. Fayne is a tale of science, magic, love and identity. In this book, Charlotte Bell is growing up in the late nineteenth century at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland. Owing to a...

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UNB geodesy group ends half-century long scientific debate

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A geodesy and geomatics engineering team at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) ended a half-century scientific debate at an international conference in Italy this past summer. For years, the International Association of Geodesy has struggled to agree on whether to use geoid or quasi-geoid to represent the mean sea level on land where the separation between the two surfaces is as large as...

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Mobile x-ray service, piloted by UNB professor, reduces hospital transfers in NB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 31, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Dr. Rose McCloskey, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) nursing and health sciences professor, and her research team are piloting a mobile x-ray service to help reduce nursing home-to-hospital transfers in the Saint John region. Transferring long-term care residents to the hospital for x-rays is common and often requires an ambulance for transport. In Saint John alone, nursing home residents...

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Making a positive impact by studying and improving housing security

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 28, 2022 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, the Canada Research Chair in Resilient Communities at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is a researcher and social justice advocate who is pushing for the systemic changes required for individuals to meet their basic needs. Woodhall-Melnik, an associate professor of social science at UNB and the principal investigator of the Housing, Mobilization & Engagement...

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Off-site Construction Research Centre emerges as hub for construction industry, university partnerships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 27, 2022 11:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



With the changing global climate, we need to better prepare for tomorrow, but this comes with high use of resources and costs for the construction industry. The solution to doing it most effectively is the involvement of reality capture technologies. To start a conversation about the future of these technologies, the Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New...

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Helping people access housing to improve health outcomes

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 27, 2022 9:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Eric Weissman, an assistant professor of sociology on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is asking important questions about how we respond to homelessness. “Although people have a right to housing, there are often many things interfering with access. Homelessness is one of the most significant social problems facing society today. I want to change people’s...

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J Herbert Smith Centre’s Dom Blakely receives Award of Honour by the Nigerian Canadian Association of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 26, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Nigerian Canadian Association of New Brunswick (NCANB) awarded University of New Brunswick (UNB) professor Dom Blakely the Award of Honour for his contribution and involvement with the Nigerian community. Blakely was recently given this award as part of the association’s National Day celebrations marking 62 years of Nigeria’s Independence. “I am humbled that I am worthy...

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UNB PhD student Fawn Parker’s novel lands on Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 26, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



With her third novel longlisted for the Giller Prize, her fourth is set to be published in 2024 and a fifth already drafted, Fawn Parker’s literary career seems to be in full bloom. “What I remember is how from the age of eight this was something I wanted very badly, and I talked and thought about not much else. It’s all I wanted. I pushed hard to publish my earliest novels...

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Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering receives top marks with Cat-A designation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 24, 2022 10:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The next generation of great ocean surveyors should chart a course to New Brunswick as their next port of call. That is because the department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (GGE) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) recently received the designation as a “Category-A” for its bachelor of science program. The highest recognition from certifying bodies for GGE education...

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Fall 2022 Lorenzo Society music series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 21, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The Lorenzo Society on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 music series. The first concert, featuring the Saint John String Quartet, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. in the Baird Dining Room (Cafeteria), UNB Saint John. For more than 30 years, the quartet has stood among Canada’s leading chamber music ensembles....

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UNB announces $1.25 million commitment to digital education for economically disadvantaged communities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 21, 2022 1:28:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Joyce Family Foundation and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce a gift of $1.25 million in support of The Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program. The gift will be used to create The Promise Partnership Digital Literacy Initiative. This initiative will see UNB’s successful Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring...

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First cohort of UNB students travel to Europe for STEP program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2022 1:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Last summer, brother and sister twin duo and bachelor of science in environmental management students Luke and Grace MacLean, headed to the Republic of Croatia for a two-week work-study opportunity where they conducted terrestrial and marine research. The opportunity was brought about through the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Summer Term in Europe (STEP), which allows students to...

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UNB student from Newfoundland wins free tuition contest

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2022 9:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick (UNB) student, Ethan Tucker, was able to train and represent the Newfoundland men's volleyball team in the 2022 Summer Canada Games, thanks to winning the UNB First Year’s Tuition Free contest. The draw held in June randomly selects a winner to receive a grand prize of free domestic undergraduate tuition with an approximate retail value of $8,830 to $11,844...

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McCain Foods and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity announce partnership to support cybersecurity talent development in the region

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 19, 2022 1:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and McCain Foods (McCain) recently signed an agreement to collaborate on training cybersecurity talent to continue strengthening the organization’s growing global operations. The focus of this partnership is to train the next generation of cybersecurity talent. The organization has a cybersecurity...

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The UNB Menstrual Health Society is reducing period poverty

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 19, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Menstrual Health Society at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is working to build a safe, inclusive educational environment on UNB’s Fredericton campus and beyond. Established in January 2022, the UNB Menstrual Health Society is a volunteer-driven organization co-founded by students Caroline Stephen and Kate Palmer. The Menstrual Health Society is working to reduce the stigma...

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UNB research heading into orbit on NASA earth observation mission

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 18, 2022 1:28:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are part of a new consortium that will see Canadian innovation advance our ability to tackle climate change and severe weather. Today, the Government of Canada announced support for the High-altitude Aerosol, Water vapour, and Clouds (HAWC) instrumentation that will be deployed as part of NASA’s Atmosphere Observing System (AOS)...

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Statement on the protests in Iran

Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: October 17, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


For several weeks, we have watched the protests in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran's morality police on Sept. 16. Recently protests on university campuses in Iran were met with violence against students by plainclothes government police forces. UNB stands with our fellow universities in Canada and around the world who have spoken up to express their deep concern...

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Panel to explore Atlantic Canada start-up success stories

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


An impressive line-up of leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem will gather this week for a panel discussion sponsored by the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Billed as the best opportunity to hear how to build a successful company in Atlantic Canada, Entrevestor Live is an event dedicated to showcasing success stories among Atlantic Canadian start-ups. During this half-day hybrid...

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UNB professor wins Community Leader Award at the 2022 Ecosystem Impact Awards

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 17, 2022 12:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, University of New Brunswick (UNB) professor and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Chair of the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (JHSC), recently received the community leader award from the 2022 Ecosystem Impact Awards. The Community Leader Award recognizes a company or individual directly impacting the growth and development...

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The Lorenzo Society Reading Series to feature Goose Lane Editions authors Elaine McCluskey and Nicholas Herring

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 12, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Reading Series on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will feature authors Elaine McCluskey and Nicholas Herring reading from their books on Oct. 19. In McCluskey’s latest collection of 17 stories, Rafael Has Pretty Eyes (2022), three characters have reached a four-way stop in life – some are deciding whether to follow the signs or defy them...

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Celebrating UNB’s 2022 graduates

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 12, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will celebrate the accomplishments of 614 fall graduates at in-person graduation ceremonies on Oct. 13-14. We congratulate the 212 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees, the 385 earning master’s degrees and 17 achieving the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. Kanza Hashmat and Zachary Brown look forward to walking across the...

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UNB’s annual CIC conference explores global challenges in cybersecurity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 11, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) hosted its first hybrid version of the annual privacy, security and trust conference last month after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day event was divided into a three-part conference featuring an in-person cybersecurity industry summit, a virtual academic conference and hybrid...

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Responding to youth/student behaviour around UNB campuses

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: October 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Editor’s note: The following is a commentary written by Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle in response to the unsanctioned street parties. Recent street parties adjacent to the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus and attended by hundreds of young people are of significant concern. As an institution, we share the community's frustration and outrage at the irresponsible,...

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UNB to grant one honorary degree, two teaching awards and one research award at its graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick will award an honorary degree to Hereditary Chief Stephen Augustine and will honour three outstanding professors with teaching and research awards at its graduation ceremonies. Chief Stephen Augustine, Hereditary Chief on the Mi’Kmaq Grand Council will receive an honorary doctorate of letters in Saint John on Friday, Oct. 14. Chief Augustine holds a...

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Recent media coverage regarding thesis debate

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2022 6:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has a proud 200 + year history as an institution with academic integrity and exemplary educational programs. Recently questions have been raised in the media regarding a thesis by former student Dr. Douglas Mastriano. We recognize that for our students, alumni and the public, there may be some concern or confusion regarding the situation as they hear it...

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Bachelor of Health students make an impact through work placements

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Bachelor of Health students are getting first-hand work experience in the healthcare sector through experiential learning opportunities offered at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Thanks to its courses covering the biological and social determinants of health and the management of healthcare services, the bachelor of health provides the training needed for students to thrive in the...

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UNB announces $2.8 million commitment to benefit students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2022 8:58:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Anne Pugh, long-time friend of Jack and Eileen Iwanicki and former member of the philosophy department, speaks at the event announcing the $2.8 million estate gift from the Iwanickis. The estate of Jack and Eileen Iwanicki and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce a gift of $2.8 million in support of students and faculty. This is among the largest gifts ever made to UNB...

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UNB names Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 3, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Kent has been named the inaugural Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation. Based within UNB’s faculty of computer science, the Barrett Chair will advance the faculty’s mission while furthering its shared goals with the McKenna Institute to drive...

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UNB opens $1 million Shankar Computer Science Laboratory

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 28, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million to establish the Shankar Computer Science Laboratory. The 1,900 square foot state-of-the art laboratory was created through the generous support of alumnus Subramonian Shankar. It includes 74 workstation class machines and, in an historic first for UNB, an additional 70 machines with infrastructure allowing...

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UNB renews exchange agreement with HFT Stuttgart

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 28, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Through community and institutional collaborations, students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and experience to adapt and thrive in a world marked by change. One of those collaborations is with The Hochschule fur Technik Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart) located in Germany. Since 2013, UNB has had an exchange agreement with HFT Stuttgart,...

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Kerry Norman finds promising opportunities through bachelor of nursing work placement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Kerry Norman wanted a career change, pivoting from environmental geoscience into nursing. After considering her options for accelerated bachelor of nursing programs, she chose UNB to follow her passion for helping others. “I was working for an engineering firm in Edmonton, but I wasn’t fulfilled,” Norman said. “I was inspired to enter nursing after being exposed to the...

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UNB professor receives AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2022 1:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



At the University of New Brunswick, our most valuable assets are our people. We are proud to celebrate their outstanding achievements and the innovative work they do to help shape our institution.  One of those people is Dr. Sandra Bell, who is the recipient of the 2022 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award.   This annual regional award...

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ForEM faculty celebrates National Forest Week

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and the faculty of forestry and environmental management (ForEM) have a lot to celebrate during National Forest Week (Sept. 18-24).  Acknowledging one of Canada’s greatest renewable resources, National Forest Week encourages Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource.   With...

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Sally Ng named CEO of The Wallace McCain Institute

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 21, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Sally Ng has been appointed CEO of the organization. She will begin her new role on Oct. 11, 2022. Sally brings to WMI a demonstrated commitment to supporting entrepreneurship across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Most recently, Sally was the Chief Operating Officer of Tribe Network, a social enterprise focused on...

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UNB responds to thesis concerns

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


There have been reports recently that the University of New Brunswick (UNB) was intentionally not releasing an embargoed PhD thesis. We would like to clearly and unequivocally state that this is not the case. We are committed to academic rigor and integrity and upholding the standards of research excellence deeply rooted in our institution for more than 200 years. At UNB, any graduate student...

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Lorenzo Society to host Fall Indigenous Film Festival

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, the Lorenzo Society at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus is hosting the Fall Indigenous Film Festival. “The Indigenous film series is a great way for each of us to challenge our thinking and to look forward to how we can affect positive change in both our own relationships with...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB grows with $300,000 gift from John Khoury

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from John Khoury to support women and Indigenous students studying in UNB’s faculty of computer science. The most recent addition to the prestigious McKenna Scholars Program at UNB, the John Khoury Scholarships are valued at $15,000 each. They will be awarded annually to four outstanding students...

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UNB student creates clothing line to celebrate Saint John’s Indigenous roots

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 14, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Hayden Hovey is bringing Indigenous visibility to the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through a clothing line he designed called Menahqesk.  "Menahqesk is the traditional land name for Saint John,” said Hovey. “It translates from the Wolastoqiyik to mean ‘the place of the sea taking the land’ and it was considered a place of...

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UNB and Irving Oil announce $2-million commitment to benefit students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Irving Oil and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce student support totalling $2 million, including the establishment of $40,000 scholarships as well as bursaries to help more young people access education.  The $2-million gift was committed by Irving Oil as part of UNB’s It Begins Here campaign, the most successful fundraising campaign in the...

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Smudging ceremony and sacred fire to take place on UNB’s Fredericton campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 12, 2022 1:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will hold a smudging ceremony and sacred fire at the tipi on the Fredericton campus.  Members of the community are invited to attend these events. The smudging ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and the sacred fire will take place Tuesday, Sept. 27. UNB’s Kcicihtuwinut (Knowledge...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature author Jeff Houlahan

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Posted: September 12, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Book Club at the University of New Brunswick will feature a reading by author Jeff Houlahan on Friday, Sept. 16. In Houlahan’s thriller, Long Train Home, Ryan Spencer won’t get on a plane. A major league ball player who won’t get on a plane better hit .400, knock in 150 runs and never chase the high cheese. So, it’s fortunate that Ryan is a five-tool...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature Brendan McLeod and a performance by the Saint John String Quartet

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Posted: September 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Book Club at the University of New Brunswick will feature a poetry reading by award-winning writer and musician Brendan McLeod and a performance by the Saint John String Quartet on Thursday, Sept. 15.  In his debut poetry collection, Friends Without Bodies, McLeod tracks the COVID-19 pandemic. What began as a personal project quickly blossomed into an ambitious...

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Mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Posted: September 8, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


We were saddened to hear that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away today, Sept. 8, 2022, surrounded by her family.    Born in Mayfair, London, in 1926, Her Majesty ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history. Over the years, she has been a friend to the university, and we had the privilege of hosting her on several royal visits.  In 1959, Queen Elizabeth II...

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University of New Brunswick welcomes new students to its campuses

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Posted: September 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are coming to life as Orientation Week activities begin and school gets back in session. Here are some of the Fall 2022 Orientation highlights:  UNB Fredericton   Commencement – Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER  The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each...

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Respectful Workplace Week proclaimed at University of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



At a small signing ceremony on Aug. 30, the University of New Brunswick proclaimed Sept. 5 – 9 to be Respectful Workplace Week across the institution.  The initiative is meant to recognize and promote respectful conduct, which contributes to individual, organizational and societal well-being and prevents unnecessary suffering. This year’s theme is Respectful Workplace Week:...

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Students from UNB receive Canada’s largest science, technology, engineering and math scholarship

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Posted: August 29, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Two students have been named the University of New Brunswick’s prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients.   Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. For the third year in a row, an additional 50 scholarships are being awarded, for a total of 100.  Isaac Buckingham, 17, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich...

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Celebrating identities and communities to craft a better future

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Posted: August 23, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Working at the intersection of personal experience and professional practice, UNB PhD candidate Amelia Thorpe wants to create more opportunities to celebrate identity and difference. Thorpe is part of the Pride/Swell project team, along with UNB associate professor of education Dr. Casey Burkholder. We spoke with her about how she got involved with this work and what it means to her. Who are...

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Off-site Construction Research Centre injects diverse, highly skilled talent in rapidly evolving construction workforce

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Posted: August 23, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is leveraging the province’s existing strengths from the manufacturing sector to support the construction industry and its workforce of the future. From Aug. 23-25, the OCRC will bring together leading off-site construction experts for the first-of-its-kind specialty conference offered in...

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PRIDE: A time for both celebration and reflection

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Posted: August 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Nathan Thompson, a part-time instructor at UNB’s Renaissance College, strong 2SLGTBQIA+ community advocate and community member, is passionate about his profession and focuses his efforts on the unique needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ people.  When he is not in the classroom, Thompson owns a private counselling and psychotherapy practice that specializes in care for 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Whether it...

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UNB professor uses research data to help Canada live up to its values

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Posted: August 19, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick psychology professor whose life was directly affected by the Government of Canada’s purge of LGBT employees found a way to turn her negative experience into positive change. Dr. Carmen Poulin, with her life and research partner Dr. Lynne Gouliquer, who was a member of the Canadian Forces for 16 years, used their lived experience and research to bring to...

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New research by UNB professor suggests our future may be even warmer than we think

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Posted: August 18, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



In a new paper published in Nature and announced recently, a group of researchers has identified a troubling new finding in the fight against climate change. Findings suggest that a key assumption about the ability of forests to sequester more carbon as climate changes may not hold true. Dr. Loïc D’Orangeville, a forestry and environmental management professor at the University of...

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UNB first in Atlantic Canada to offer gender and sexuality in literature PhD

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Posted: August 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Drawing on its 40-year history of research excellence in gender and sexuality studies, the University of New Brunswick will launch a master’s and a PhD in the specialization of gender and sexuality in literature (GSL).  According to Dr. Stephen Schryer, the graduate program director of the English department on the Fredericton campus, looking at gender and sexuality in literature...

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Navigating a child’s identity and development

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Posted: August 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



How can stories help parents and children navigate a child’s identity and development? That’s a question two UNB education researchers - Dr. Pam Whitty and Dr. Pam Malins - sought to explore in their recent project.   We spoke with them about this work, which they discuss in their article, Families’ comfort with LGBTQ2s+ picturebooks: Embracing children’s critical...

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Frank and Julie McKenna establish scholarship for UNB students from Miramichi

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Posted: August 10, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from The Hon. Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, QC, and Julie McKenna to establish the Frank McKenna Computer Science Scholarship at UNB. Awarded to students from Miramichi-area high schools and valued at up to $15,000, the Frank McKenna Computer Science Scholarship is the latest addition to the...

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Allyship sessions educate community on supporting marginalized groups 

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Posted: August 9, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Wellness Coordinator, Nadine Violette, has been educating many faculty, staff and students on how they can better support marginalized groups. Violette has produced a series of workshops covering such topics as oppression, privilege, cancel culture and more, all conceived of through the framework of allyship.   Allyship...

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Awitgati Longhouse and Culture Centre project receives government funding

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Posted: August 4, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A new Indigenous health and social facility, led by the Under One Sky Friendship Centre in Fredericton, received $19 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments.   The Awitgati Longhouse and Culture Centre will be a net-zero carbon facility and serve as a gathering place to celebrate and support Indigenous people and culture. It will provide programs and services...

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Faculty of business on UNB Saint John campus earns prestigious AACSB International accreditation

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Posted: July 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The exceptional quality and commitment to excellence of the faculty of business on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus was recognized recently with the announcement that the faculty has earned accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Less than six per cent of the world's schools offering business degree...

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Short film “I am a Woman” looks to inspire more working mothers to seek careers in computer science

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 27, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate student Wajiha Shahid hopes her recently released short film I am a Woman will inspire women, especially mothers with young children, to feel empowered to chase their dreams despite stereotypes – much like she did when she chose to pursue a career in computer science.  “I’m someone who believes in women...

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UNB dean’s commentary on digital future published in Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: July 21, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Dr. Luigi Benedicenti, dean of computer science on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, recently appeared in the Telegraph Journal with his commentary highlighting how UNB is leading New Brunswick’s digital transformation. The commentary, published on July 16, speaks to how computer science and digital technology are becoming more pervasive in society and how those...

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UNB’s master of technology management and entrepreneurship students launch three start-ups

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Posted: July 19, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) hosted MTME: NEXT on July 15, an event where master of technology management and entrepreneurship (MTME) students launched their new companies.   For the first time in three years, the event was hosted in person at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton...

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UNB named second-best workplace for diversity in Canada

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Posted: July 18, 2022 1:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has been recognized as one of the best workplaces in the country for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment by Forbes Canada. UNB placed second out of 150 employers on Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity list for 2022. “As an institution committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, I could not be prouder that UNB placed second on...

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UNB’s Summer Institute hosts demo day introducing six New Brunswick start-ups

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Posted: July 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Summer Institute, the accelerator program offered by the J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), hosted its demo day on July 13, allowing companies to present their final pitches and marking the completion of the program.  The three-month intensive accelerator program is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs of all disciplines. It offers skills training,...

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UNB plants orange flowers to honour residential school survivors

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Posted: July 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick has planted orange flowers to honour survivors of residential schools and the many children who did not make it home. On July 11, a ceremony was held outside Marshall d’Avray Hall on the Fredericton campus to recognize the history and legacy of the residential school system and highlight the need for action in support of truth and reconciliation. Elder...

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UNB, ONB and Lark Group host Health and Technology District Saint John community forums

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Posted: July 11, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick welcomed the Lark Group and Opportunities New Brunswick for community engagement forums about the Health and Technology District Saint John. Co-hosted with Envision Saint John, key stakeholders and members of the community were introduced to the health district and associated ecosystem through a series of workshops. At the Health and Technology District...

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UNB student wins free tuition in scavenger hunt

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Posted: July 8, 2022 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Abby Christopher, a fourth-year marine biology student at the University of New Brunswick, won free tuition after placing first in a GooseChase scavenger hunt. GooseChase is an online platform and app that allows users to design a personalized scavenger hunt. During the 2021 fall student orientation week in Saint John, the Student Representative Council (SRC) used the platform GooseChase as a...

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UNB launches new program in criminology and criminal justice

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Posted: July 7, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



In response to the growing interest in the study of crime and the societal responses to crime, the University of New Brunswick is launching a new program in criminology and criminal justice on the Fredericton campus in the fall of 2022.   “The University of New Brunswick is dedicated to providing students with a transformational education that helps them develop the...

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UNB student joins SEDS-Canada board of directors

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Posted: July 6, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick student has been elected to the board of directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Canada), an international organization promoting student involvement in space engineering and science. Roseleen Kafley is studying to earn a bachelor of science degree with a major in physics on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Kafley is vice-president...

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UNBers appointed to the Order of Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Order of Canada acknowledges the outstanding achievement and contributions of individuals who enrich the lives of others. To date, more than 7,600 people from all sectors of society across the country have been invested into the Order of Canada.We celebrate those from the UNB family who have been bestowed the nation’s greatest honour.Companions of the Order of Canada Donald Savoie...

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UNB announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2022-23

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Posted: July 5, 2022 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB’s Saint John campus. This year’s recipients are Kiersten Hamilton, Morgan Haslett, Katelyn LeBlanc, Ava Yerxa and Ruhamma Zaheeb. The Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years, recognizes...

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UNB and St. Francis Xavier University sign new MOU

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Posted: June 30, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Two of Atlantic Canada’s public universities have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable bachelor of science (BSc) students at one school to easily transfer to complete their bachelor of science in human nutrition (BScHNU) at another.   “We are committed to creating partnerships that provide educational opportunities for...

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UNB announces 2022 Beaverbrook Scholars

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Posted: June 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2022 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 Mary Debly, Dominique Drost and Hearty Uy. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding...

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UNB announces new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists

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Posted: June 28, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will offer a new bachelor of health sciences post-diploma entry for respiratory therapists, beginning in fall 2022. “UNB is a place that educates professionals in new ways of thinking and we provide opportunities for teamwork and interprofessional collaboration,” says Dr. Petra...

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Seventeen UNB researchers awarded $4.6 million in federal grant funding

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Posted: June 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The Government of Canada has announced the results of the 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Research Programs competition. Among the recipients are 17 University of New Brunswick researchers, who are receiving a total of $4.6 million in research funding. “Congratulations to this year’s NSERC Discovery Grant recipients and thank you to...

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UNB and Province of New Brunswick partner to help integrate technology into students’ learning experience

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Posted: June 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has partnered with the University of New Brunswick’s McKenna Institute to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom and enhance their students’ learning experience. “Using technology to assist learning gives students a deeper and more personalized learning environment by bridging gaps in time and...

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Indoor tennis facility planned for Saint John

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Posted: June 16, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Fundy Tennis Association (FTA) signed a letter of intent with the University of New Brunswick to partner on the development of an indoor tennis centre to be located on UNB’s Saint John campus.  The eight-court indoor facility, the largest in New Brunswick, will make tennis a year-round sport in the Fundy region. With support from Tennis New Brunswick and Tennis Canada, the Fundy...

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McKenna Institute, UNB and IBM partner to prepare learners for rewarding careers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



  The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced that it is working with IBM Canada to provide education and career readiness resources to students and community members in New Brunswick. To that end, the McKenna Institute is providing enhanced access to IBM SkillsBuild, with its partners at UNB, Université de Moncton, and TechImpact. IBM SkillsBuild is a...

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UNB researcher’s innovative work is helping to reform healthcare across the province

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Posted: June 14, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



With more than 20 per cent of the Saint John population living in poverty, one University of New Brunswick researcher is addressing this issue as a societal challenge and tackling it in a way that will drive social progress and improve the lives of children. Dr. Ziba Vaghri is the principal investigator for two multinational projects: UNB’s GlobalChild and InspiRights: Good Practices to...

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NBCC, UNB sign Letter of Intent with Marshall Skills Academy

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Posted: June 13, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



A three-way partnership between New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), University of New Brunswick (UNB), and the Marshall Skills Academy has been established to develop innovative new ways to provide students with experiential learning opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. The three parties recently signed a Letter of Intent with the objective of addressing skills...

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Now accepting applications: The UNB Coding Boot Camp

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Posted: June 13, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL), the McKenna Institute and TechImpact have announced the launch of an online Coding Boot Camp designed to help prepare learners for the surging number of available positions in the IT sector and workforce. The UNB Coding Boot Camp will help meet the demand for tech talent in Atlantic Canada, providing training in the skills...

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UNB and JDI announce 2022 leadership scholarship recipients

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Posted: June 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2022 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 with...

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New language coaching service now offered at Saint John College

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Posted: June 8, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Saint John College, located at the University of New Brunswick, has launched a new English language coaching service. Language coaching is a unique service that allows individuals to work with certified, highly experienced English-second and additional-language educators to develop a customized, targeted coaching plan. The service is designed to help individuals identify their long-term...

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Lorenzo Society Book Club to feature comedian James Mullinger

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Posted: June 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The Lorenzo Society Book Club at UNB Saint John will feature award-winning British comedian James Mullinger reading from his first book, Brit Happens, on Wednesday, June 15. Brit Happens chronicles Mullinger’s lifetime of adventures, from being a shy and nervous child collecting comedy records, and rising through the ranks of GQ magazine and meeting his personal idols Jerry Seinfeld and...

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Federal funding supports new Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging at UNB

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Posted: June 2, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Government of Canada has announced an investment of more than $102 million in support of 119 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) across the country, along with more than $1.7 million in research infrastructure funding for nine of the new and existing chairs. Among the new CRCs is UNB researcher Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, an assistant professor of political science and now Canada...

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Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

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Posted: June 1, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. This is a time to celebrate the first people of this land, their histories, leadership and cultures. It is important to honour the remarkable contributions of Wabanaki people within our province, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis throughout Canada. To transform intentional thinking into meaningful action is a crucial...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2022-23

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Posted: May 30, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



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. Currie, who was a Beaverbrook Scholar as a young man. Each year, the...

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UNB and CUPE sign collective agreement

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Posted: May 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have signed a five (5) year Collective Agreement. Both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus performing work in the following categories:...

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UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre celebrates 10-year anniversary

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Posted: May 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Members of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) and their supporters gathered on May 24 to celebrate 10 years of success. The event provided an opportunity for the PDC to thank their founders, showcase their participants and introduce their new business model, PDC 2.0. “As the Pond-Deshpande Centre enters its new business model, the University of New Brunswick will continue to leverage their...

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Shoppers Drug Mart invests $2.5 million in UNB to create innovative, community-based health care solutions

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Shoppers Drug Mart and the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a collaborative journey to create innovative and patient-centric solutions to help address some of the health care gaps in the province. Shoppers Drug Mart has committed $2.5 million over five years to the university to identify, build and test new models of health care for communities in need...

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Additional funding announced for project to address labour shortages and retention and recruitment challenges in early childhood education

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Posted: May 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has announced a further investment of $1.08 million into the Early Childhood Education Lab, a project of the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s NouLAB at the University of New Brunswick, to evaluate and enhance retention and recruitment of early childhood educators in Atlantic Canada. “We are happy to partner with the Early Childhood Education Lab to invest in a...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 19, 2022 12:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2022. The university will also honour two outstanding professors, six professors emeriti and UNB’s Award for...

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Inaugural Digital Innovation Summit sparks big ideas

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Posted: May 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The inaugural Digital Innovation Summit, hosted by the McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick, saw big names in New Brunswick industry come together to talk digital transformation. “If we want to maintain our momentum forward, it is necessary to involve all stakeholders in the conversation,” says the Hon. Frank McKenna, founder of the institute. “To at once...

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UNB and McKenna Institute announce Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

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Posted: May 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



This photo was taken off-campus. All site-specific masking protocols have been followed. The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the launch of the Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation, funded by a $2.5-million commitment from Edward (Ed) and William (Bill) Barrett. Based within UNB Fredericton’s faculty of computer...

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UNB earns AACSB International accreditation

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Posted: May 12, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) have announced the faculty of management on the Fredericton campus has earned business accreditation. “Thanks to the faculty of management’s commitment to excellence in research and program delivery, UNB students have the opportunity to attend a business school that...

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J Herbert Smith Centre announces Global Technology Solutions pitch winners

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Posted: May 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with M-GoK Bioincubator of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal, India), announced the winners of the Global Technology Solutions (GTS) program during the final pitch event, which took place virtually on April 23. GTS is a unique four-month program that unites...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 10, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 25, 26 and 27. Dr. HEA (Eddy) Campbell will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree in Fredericton on May 25 at 2:30 p.m. Over his 10-year tenure as president and vice-chancellor of UNB, Dr. Campbell made significant and...

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UNB students give back to the Saint John community

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Posted: May 9, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Students from the University of New Brunswick’s business administration marketing management course raised $5,500 for a scholarship fund at the Saint John Newcomer Centre and close to $7,500 to fund bursaries for children and teens to participate in the Discovery Summer Camp program on UNB’s Saint John campus. Dr. Emin Civi, a professor in the faculty of business at UNB, believes...

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UNB part of national Campus Peer Support pilot program

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Posted: May 6, 2022 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



On May 6, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, announced on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, an investment of $2 million for a three-year Campus Peer Support pilot project led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The University of New Brunswick hosted the announcement of the pilot...

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UNB helping drive digital transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 6, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Supporting digital transformation across all sectors of the economy is key to Canada’s economic recovery. Post-secondary institutions and colleges will play a crucial role in fueling an innovation ecosystem and talent development while building the digital economy of tomorrow. This will help prepare workers for the jobs of the future, support business growth and attract investments right...

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UNB announces new certificate in nursing leadership and management

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 5, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will offer a new certificate program in nursing leadership and management, beginning in fall 2022. This post-bachelor’s certificate is an online term-based program designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals starting their career in, or aspiring towards, leadership positions in health care. To receive the certificate,...

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UNB, Sri Vishnu Education Systems, ONB announce new computer science initiative

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 4, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) with the Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) have announced a new partnership that will provide an employment experience for SVES students through the master of computer science by coursework (MCSC) program at UNB Fredericton. “UNB is committed to creating academic programming that attracts global talent to New...

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UNB ranks in top 25% in the world for four UN Sustainability Development Goals

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has ranked in the top 25% globally for the following four UN Sustainability Development Goals, outlined in the recently released 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking Results. Reduced Inequalities, which focuses on universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive...

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Lorenzo Society’s Book Club to feature bestselling author Beth Powning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 2, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Book Club will feature bestselling author Beth Powning reading from her novel, The Sister’s Tale, on Wednesday, May 11. In The Sister’s Tale, with murder dominating the news, the respected wife of a New Brunswick sea captain is drawn into the case of a British home child whose bad luck has turned worse. Mortified that she must purchase the girl in a...

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J Herbert Smith Centre announces winners of the 2022 RBC Student Pitch Competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 26, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of its 16th annual RBC Student Pitch Competition, which took place virtually on March 31. After transitioning to a virtual event in 2020, this year's competition, hosted by the J Herbert Smith Centre in partnership with RBC, was opened up to students worldwide. Participants applied to compete...

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UNB students selected to be nursing practitioner student representatives

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 22, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Nursing students from the University of New Brunswick have been selected to serve as student representatives for the Nurse Practitioners Association of Canada (NPAC) and Nurse Practitioners of New Brunswick (NPNB). Mallory Magee was selected from nursing students from across Canada to be the nurse practitioner (NP) student director on NPAC’s board of directors. As the student...

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UNB and Conservation Council of New Brunswick host environmental art show for Earth Day

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 21, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB Sustainability and the Conservation Council of New Brunswick have teamed up to showcase an innovative community art project, “From Harm to Harmony: Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves,” debuting on Earth Day 2022. The opening celebration will take place at the New Brunswick Archives & Special Collections Building (23 Dineen Dr., UNB Fredericton) on Friday, April 22, from 4...

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UNB researchers contributing expertise to Healthy Seniors Pilot Project

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 14, 2022 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Six research initiatives involving the University of New Brunswick have received funding from the provincial government as part of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project, aimed at fostering healthy aging in New Brunswick. In total, $22.6 million in funding will go towards the 26 different research projects, it was announced on April 6. The pilot project is a $75-million federal-provincial agreement...

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UNB Art Centre offers new art courses for youth

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 13, 2022 10:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Youth asked for it, youth got it. Representatives at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre are answering the call for creative classes for youth and are introducing a series of art courses designed for individuals aged 12 to 17. The new courses will start in May on the UNB Fredericton campus. “The UNB Art Centre has been offering leisure learning courses for adults and...

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University of New Brunswick and Mastercard announce $1.75 million in funding to advance IoT cybersecurity research and training in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and Mastercard have announced a partnership to advance cybersecurity research and training opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. An investment of $1.75 million by Mastercard, announced on April 11, will help advance UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) research and learning opportunities through sponsorship of UNB’s IoT...

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UNB expands nursing offerings on Fredericton campus with support from provincial government

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 11, 2022 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing in Fredericton is introducing a mental health specialization and doubling the capacity in its nurse practitioner program, thanks to an investment from the Province of New Brunswick. UNB is developing a curriculum of specialized theory and clinical courses that will allow 21 students to specialize in mental health each year, preparing...

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Distinguished alumni to be honoured at Proudly UNB event

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of 15 alumni and one alumni group on April 7 at a gala event in Fredericton. “The Proudly UNB honourees are outstanding and truly deserving of this recognition and celebration,” says Jill Jeffrey (BPE’82, BEd’83), UNB Associated Alumni president. “These alumni ambassadors...

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UNB students convert apple pomace into can toppers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Students from the University of New Brunswick have developed an innovative process to help the cider industry become more sustainable while creating value from waste by-products that are typically disposed. Team PomPak includes students Jana Giles, Melanie Blanchette, Andie Kroll and Grace Weaver who are enrolled in the technology management and entrepreneurship product design and development...

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UNB and the McKenna Institute announce McKenna Fellow in Digital Education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced the launch of the McKenna Fellow program and the appointment of the inaugural McKenna Fellow in Digital Education, Matt McGuire. The McKenna Fellow program supports collaboration across industry, academia and government, engaging stakeholders, faculty and graduate students to ensure good ideas are examined and executed...

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UNB students selected to be Zenith Fellows

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 25, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Students from the University of New Brunswick have been selected for a national fellowship program to work with industry professionals at an innovative Canadian space company. The Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation (ZCPF) is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s space sector. UNB students Jagriti Luitel (mechanical...

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UNB celebrates Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Month

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Throughout the month of March, the University of New Brunswick (UNB), along with Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL), have been recognizing CEWIL Month. This year’s CEWIL theme, #inspiredWIL, celebrates the successes and promotes awareness as we build and expand the capacity for co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities. UNB’s commitment to...

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UNB engineering students develop 3D printer recycling system to reduce plastic waste pollution

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 22, 2022 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Four engineering students from the University of New Brunswick are developing a recycling system for the UNB Makerspace to reduce the amount of plastic discarded and negatively impacting the environment. The recycling system works as an industrial sized shredder, plastic extruder and filament winder. After traveling through a cooling loop, the filament is coiled onto a spool and ready to be...

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UNB and Province of New Brunswick enter 10-year nursing funding agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 21, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick and the provincial government have entered into a 10-year funding agreement focused on increasing the number of graduates from UNB’s bachelor of nursing programs. Through the agreement with Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL), UNB will receive $35,000 for each nursing graduate above the current yearly baseline of 155, to a maximum of 206...

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The New Brunswick cybersecurity ecosystem

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle

Posted: March 21, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The threats associated with cybercrime are many, varied and impactful. Each and every day millions of individuals and organizations are affected by cyberattacks. The losses associated with these threats are now described beyond billions. A recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts the annual costs of cybercrime will exceed $10 trillion USD by 2025. The actual impact of the attacks...

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New Brunswick’s economic future is digital

Adrienne O’Pray

Posted: March 18, 2022 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The last thing any of us wants to read is another article starting with, “The last two years have been…” I get it. These years have been challenging– but also enlightening and inspiring. We’ve had a chance to assess what matters most in our lives–at home, at work and in our public spheres. We’ve seen incredible resilience, ingenuity, and adaptability...

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UNB’s NB-IRDT part of a renewed regional project that focuses health research on patients’ priorities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 17, 2022 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced on March 17 an investment of $16.1M in funding and in-kind contributions from the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to support the work of a Maritime hub for patient-oriented research. The funding has been provided as part of Strategy for Patient-Oriented...

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New UNB partnership with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories cements nuclear research leadership

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 16, 2022 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A new partnership between the University of New Brunswick and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) will enable closer research and training collaboration between UNB’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) and the nation’s premier nuclear science and technology organization. The partnership will leverage CNER’s expertise in specialty areas related to water-cooled nuclear...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature author Lauren B. Davis

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 10, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature author Lauren B. Davis reading from her novel, Even So, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Even So explores the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people. Angela Morrison has it all. She’s married to a wealthy man, adores her son, grows orchids, and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. What more could she...

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Nurse instructor receives Teaching Innovation Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 9, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Kimberly Wilbur, a nurse instructor and clinical lead for programming in the department of nursing and health sciences at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has received the 2020-2021 Teaching Innovation Award from UNB’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. Ms. Wilbur (BN'04, MN'20) received the award in recognition of her successful experiential learning techniques...

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UNB symposium highlights Indigenous Knowledges and history education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education, Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and Thinking Historically For Canada’s Future will present the symposium “Indigenous Knowledges and History Education” on Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. AST. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the ways in which Indigenous Knowledges (IK) can and do inform the teaching of the...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 10th consecutive year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 24, 2022 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick has been named to the list of top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2022, making it the 10th year in a row the institution has received the honour. The list is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. It recognizes the employers in the Atlantic region that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The...

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UNB’s Pacey Lecture examines infant food insecurity in Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Did you know that mothers who can least afford to buy infant formula are less likely to continue breastfeeding? Dr. Lesley Frank explores this paradox in her book, Out of Milk, revealing the experiences of mothers struggling to feed their children in Canada. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Dr. Frank, a Tier II Canada Research Chair in food, health and social justice, and professor of sociology at...

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UNB professor made Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 22, 2022 11:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Mohammad Hamdan, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, has been made a Fellow of The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA). Created in 1964 with Sir James Lighthill as its first president, the IMA was incorporated in 1990 by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered...

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National cybersecurity consortium co-founded by UNB awarded nearly $80 million in federal funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 17, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The Government of Canada announced that the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) will lead Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN). The consortium, which counts the University of New Brunswick as a founding member, will receive up to $80 million in matching funds over four years to advance Canada’s cybersecurity infrastructure, knowledge and workforce. With...

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New IT skills development partnership to address region’s tech labour shortage

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick is committed to strengthening the region’s workforce and has announced a new partnership with the McKenna Institute and TechImpact to address the tech industry labour shortage. This innovative partnership brings together a post-secondary institution, an IT industry group and a digital transformation powerhouse to meet the needs of Atlantic Canadian...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB expands with gift from Dwight and Fay Fraser

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 10, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced that Dwight and Fay Fraser are contributing $100,000 to establish a scholarship for computer science students from Carleton County. The Dwight and Fay Fraser Scholarship, valued at $4,000 over four years, will be awarded to students enrolled in the bachelor of computer science or bachelor of science in computer science...

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Appointment of new Vice-President Advancement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



I am very pleased to announce that Clint Hamilton has been appointed UNB’s next Vice-President Advancement beginning July 1, 2022. Currently, Clint is the Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Victoria. He has helped to grow the profile of UVic with a strategic focus on student success and recognition, active healthy living, fundraising, alumni and community...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature writer Jael Richardson

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 8, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature writer Jael Richardson reading from her novel, Gutter Child, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. In Gutter Child, one young woman’s journey through a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and shocking injustices is revealed. Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality who must find the...

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UNB Cricket Club wins big at New Brunswick Cricket League finals

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 3, 2022 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick Cricket Club (UNBCC) claimed the title of 2021 champions in the New Brunswick Cricket Association (NBCA) after defeating three teams from across New Brunswick. The UNBCC won the NBCA championship cup for both T20 and 40 overs leagues. This is the first time the team has won in both leagues since 2016. “Winning a provincial title for UNB is a landmark...

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UNB student named McCall MacBain Scholarship finalist

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 2, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick student Reid Sutherland is in the running for the McCall MacBain Scholarships, Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship program for master’s and professional studies. The scholarship enables students to pursue a fully funded graduate degree at McGill University while participating in an intensive leadership development program. McCall...

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Honouring Black History Month at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB honours Black History Month by celebrating the successes and influence that Black Canadians and people of African descent have made to help shape our communities and inform the way we live today. In honour of Black History Month, Black Canadians, and the Black Diaspora, the following online events and initiatives will be taking place on our campuses: Feb. 1-28: Rediscovering the Roots of...

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UNB ranked as second-best workplace in the country

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 27, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Forbes has announced their annual list of Canada’s Best Employers (2022), placing the University of New Brunswick as the second-best workplace in the country. “Being named the second-best place of employment on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list is a huge achievement for the entire UNB community,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, UNB's president and vice-chancellor....

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UNB announces cybersecurity training program with TD

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 27, 2022 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a cybersecurity training program focused on offering experiential learning opportunities for graduate students completing their master of applied cybersecurity (MACSec), with financial support from TD, as well as internship opportunities at the Bank. The Research Intensive Cyber Knowledge Studies (RICKS) program enables students to focus on...

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The McKenna Institute at UNB receives $750,000 grant from 2021 TD Ready Challenge

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 26, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The McKenna Institute at UNB, the Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. (JEDI) and the Ulnooweg Education Centre’s digital acceleration program has been named one of the 15 recipients of the 2021 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The 2021 TD Ready Challenge will support The McKenna Institute at UNB and partners to address the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the loss...

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Student-led initiative Kreating Conversations offers mental health support for peers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 26, 2022 8:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick joins the Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of mental health illness awareness across the country. This is the 12th year Bell has brought together all of Canada to donate to mental health initiatives and is committed to making a positive change in the lives of Canadians. UNB Saint John psychology honours student Kaydie Surette has created a safe and...

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UNB’s research publications and community engagement highlighted in rankings placement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2022 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Research Infosource has announced their Top 50 Canadian Research Universities rankings for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Among comprehensive universities, the University of New Brunswick maintained its top rank in not-for-profit funding, and maintained its position as one of Canada’s top 30 research institutions. Among all Canadian universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research...

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UNB partners with Holland College to renew bachelor of science in environment and natural resources pathway program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2022 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick and Holland College have renewed their degree pathway program that enables graduates of the college’s environmental applied science technology and wildlife conservation technology programs to earn a bachelor of science in environment and natural resources from UNB. Eligible graduates from the wildlife conservation technology program may receive up to 63...

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

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 19, 2022 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Bell Let’s Talk has awarded $1 million in grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund to 16 Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of New Brunswick, to support them in initiatives that align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. UNB received a $100,000-implementation grant from the fund to...

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UNB and Mariner announce partnership to deliver change management training

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL), the university’s continuing education and professional development provider, and premier professional services firm Mariner are partnering to provide training for organizations to build upon their change management capabilities. The collaboration will deliver virtual, instructor-led courses related to change...

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New research chairs promote scholarly excellence in marine additive manufacturing and housing security

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 13, 2022 3:58:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick is officially home to two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), recognizing and bolstering the institution’s research excellence. The chairs were announced as part of a larger research funding announcement by the Government of Canada on Jan. 12, which included $151 million in funding for 188 new and renewed chairs at 43 institutions across...

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UNB announces new co-chairs for UNESCO project

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 12, 2022 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) co-chairs in Anticipatory Systems for Innovation and Venture Creation. Dominic Blakely and Dr. Jonathan Calof have accepted the co-chair positions, where they will engage in research, learning...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Wayne Johnston reading from his novel, The Mystery of Right and Wrong, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In the novel, Wade Jackson, a young man from a Newfoundland outport, wants to be a writer. In the university library in St. John’s, where he goes every day to absorb the great books of the world, he...

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