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McKenna Institute announces funding for healthcare projects in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is excited to announce the funding of the first five projects through its ongoing collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart. Announced in 2022 with the objective of creating innovative, patient-centric community health care solutions, these initiatives will advance work to help address health care gaps in the province and across the...

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UNB professor stages Hamlet on the Saint John waterfront with a female in the title role

Kayla Cormier

Posted: July 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Swordplay, wordplay, romance, grief, vengeance, existential musings and blurred lines between sanity and madness. These are all themes audience members will encounter at Loyalist City Shakespeare’s production of Hamlet, beginning its run July 17 at Place Fort La Tour. This production breathes new life and imbues new meaning into the Bard’s greatest tragedy. Hamlet is directed by...

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UNB welcomes Dr. Peter Kerr as new chair of applied research in sales

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 15, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is excited to welcome Dr. Peter Kerr as an associate professor and chair of applied research in sales. An accomplished veteran of the academic and private sectors, Kerr will help advance the business development and professional sales stream of the one-year intensive master of business administration (MBA) offered at UNB’s Saint John...

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UNB’s Fraser Student Venture Fund provides real experience with real money

Tim Jaques

Posted: July 15, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Sydney Rankin (BBA’20) relied on television to rest her weary brain after studying for her courses in medicinal chemistry at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). She particularly enjoyed Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, two shows where hopeful startup founders pitch for funding to a panel of hard-nosed venture capitalists. Noting her enthusiasm for these shows, a professor suggested...

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The 203 Centre: A joyful hub of 2SLGBTQIA+ support

Tim Jaques

Posted: July 12, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Julie Morris saw a notice three years ago seeking staff and board members for the 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus. “I was new at UNB, new in Fredericton, and it seemed like a good opportunity to get involved with the community, especially as a queer person myself, and not having any connections,” said...

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Bachelor of health program and Canadian College of Health leaders enter strategic alliance

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field. The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Bachelor of Health program has entered into a strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of Canadian health leaders. Through this agreement, bachelor of health students can work towards...

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The University of New Brunswick and SpacesShared create new home-sharing option for students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proudly teaming up with SpacesShared, an innovative online home-sharing platform, to help solve the growing challenge of affordable student housing. SpacesShared uses an online platform and a team of people to match students who are looking for safe and affordable home-sharing with hosts. This service is expected to be available to UNB students in...

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UNB graduate wins community award for creating a positive environment for students

Camila Lefebvre

Posted: July 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



At the beginning of the school year, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus is bursting with activities, the sun is bright above the Student Union Building as students walk from lectures to meal hall, and all over the outdoor green space on campus, people are coming together and connecting. As winter nears and the temperature drops, so does the buzz of activity on...

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UNB graduate brings hydroponic farming to Blacks Harbour ‘food desert’

Tim Jaques

Posted: July 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Brian Goggin is greening a desert - a food desert. Goggin (MSc’22) is creating a sustainable agricultural hub in Blacks Harbour, where the nearest large grocery store is 20 kilometres away. “This overlaps with other rural issues like lack of access to public transportation, higher rates of low-income households, and overall lack of food infrastructure,” said Goggin, the...

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A moveable feast: Summer Shakespeare outdoors in Fredericton

Camila Lefebvre

Posted: July 4, 2024 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



In the late afternoon, people gather around a blue sign indicating where the play will start. The action begins when the director opens his arms wide, guiding the audience to the first scene location, the Rock and Crevice Garden in the Fredericton Botanic Garden. The Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet, unfolds with actors entering and exiting the audience's surroundings, gentle plucks of...

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Nursing Summit helps educators and employers prepare LTC nurses for success

Alex Graham

Posted: July 3, 2024 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



New Brunswick’s aging population has placed an increasingly important focus on the role of nurses, particularly in long-term care (LTC), i.e., nursing home settings. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) faculty of nursing is blazing a new path to help prepare those nurses for their new roles. In May, UNB hosted a Nursing Education Design Summit. This two-day event brought educators,...

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