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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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Artist Tara Francis tells the story of once forgotten Wolastoqey island in the Menahkwesk (Saint John) harbour

Kayla Cormier

Posted: June 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



On April 11, 2024, an unveiling celebration was held in Hazen Hall for artwork by Mi’kmaq artist Tara Francis, commissioned by the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John. In this new work, Tara tells the interconnected and intergenerational histories of the Menahkwesk (Saint John) harbour. It depicts a small island village where Indigenous ancestors met...

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New policy makes Indigenous smudging and pipe ceremonies more accessible on campus

Alex Graham

Posted: June 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Indigenous students and staff at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities for holding smudging and pipe ceremonies on campus. In May, UNB adopted a policy to create designated areas for smudging and pipe ceremonies. Previously, special permission from security was needed to perform this cultural practice. “When we smudge, it feeds the mind, body, and...

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Whale detection program expanded in Canadian waters to protect North Atlantic right whales and help mariners

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 27, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



North Atlantic right whales are amongst the most endangered whale species on the planet, with their population hovering around a mere 350 individuals. Each summer, the whales move northward in search of food, bringing them into the Gulf of St. Lawrence—a high-traffic route for vessels entering Canadian ports and a major area for commercial fisheries. This has increased the risk of ship...

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A tale of two gardens: UNB’s blossoming community spaces

Tim Jaques

Posted: June 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Nathalie LeBlanc set no lofty goals when she started gardening at the community garden at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus in 2017. “I never gardened before,” said LeBlanc. “My first year, I had one of the raised plots and bought some starter plants. My goal was they would still be alive by fall, and I made my goal.” She also managed a harvest....

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Lessons from Rwanda: Witnessing the power of reconciliation and community

Tim Jaques

Posted: June 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



A macabre scene brought home to Nadia Richards the horror of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. “What shocked me was that they had all these caskets and I asked what they were. They were bodies recently found. People are still being identified and buried,” said Richards, associate vice-president of human rights & equity at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), recalling an event she...

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Honouring Indigenous languages: A celebration of resilience and legacy

Angie Deveau

Posted: June 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time dedicated to honouring the rich history, heritage and resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. At the forefront of this commemoration is the recognition of Indigenous languages not just as tools of communication but as vital conduits of culture, tradition and identity, echoing the enduring legacy of Indigenous...

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Dr. Ali Ghorbani receives Lifetime Achievement Award from AI association

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 21, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



UNB’s Dr. Ali Ghorbani has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC). CAIAC is the Canadian arm of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, an international scientific society dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of AI. Dr. Ghorbani was one of only two recipients of this award for...

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Indigenous History Month exhibit bridges past, present and future

Camila Lefebvre

Posted: June 21, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



When walking into the display area on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library, goose feathers in photographed tapestries thread across an amber sky. Soon, the cooling water from within the fabric wraps around you, submerging you in sounds, textures and history. Distantly, you hear the ghostly chirps of the muskrat caller on display, beckoning you to listen, to linger. This Indigenous...

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UNB introduces one-year track to master of applied health services research program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has introduced a new one-year stream to the applied health services research (MAHSR) program. The new stream offers students a course-based approach to the traditional thesis-based program. Additionally, students can now choose to complete their degree in either one or two years. With the new one-year virtual stream of the MAHSR program, students can...

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UNB players, coaches find comradery, competition in Maritime women’s basketball league

Dria McKenna

Posted: June 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



This spring, the Maritime Womens Basketball Association (MWBA) is blurring the lines between camaraderie and competition with members of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) women's basketball community playing on opposing sides of the court. An unusual adversarial situation has resulted between the MWBA’s Port City Fog (Saint John) and Fredericton Freeze teams as several REDS and...

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Breaking down the ‘Beautiful Game’: UNB’s Joe Hamilton analyzes soccer for Canada’s national men’s team

Tim Jaques

Posted: June 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



When Joe Hamilton (BRSS'22) answered a call from a former University of New Brunswick (UNB) REDS teammate on a Sunday in 2021, he didn’t know what a game-changer it would prove to be. The teammate, who had become the lead scout for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, urgently needed an analyst. Hamilton was still at UNB studying kinesiology, majoring in recreation and sports...

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Indian nursing students get a glimpse of N.B. health-care system

Tim Jaques

Posted: June 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The best way to understand something is to experience it first-hand. With this in mind, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is hosting seven nursing students from India to see the many good things New Brunswick offers. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) students were warmly greeted at a ceremony on June 17 at the Harriet Irving Library on the Fredericton campus. This visit is...

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UNB Announces 2024-25 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the 2024-25 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. Valued at $56,000 over four years, the Beaverbrook Scholars Award is awarded annually to three outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools who display high academic ability, financial need, and contribution to their communities. This year’s recipients are Audrey Cho,...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly $5 million in natural sciences and engineering research funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 14, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded $4,966,756 in new research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The funding was announced on June 14 by the Government of Canada as part of a $693.8 million bundle. “Funding support from our federal tri-agency partners is an important part of our community’s ability to...

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David Myles joins J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick as Cultural Fellow

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: Press Releases



The J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning musician and cultural advocate David Myles as its new cultural fellow. In this role, Myles will bring his extensive experience in the arts and his passion for fostering cultural growth to the Centre, examining the connection between creativity, innovation, technology and...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces $1-million Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation led by River Philip Foundation

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation that will accelerate New Brunswick’s digital economy. This strategy is made possible by a $1 million investment led by the River Philip Foundation. The McKenna Institute’s Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation aims to bridge the rural-urban divide...

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Games for change raise student awareness of Indigenous culture

Alex Graham

Posted: June 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



When University of New Brunswick (UNB) student Arnab Taranga saw a group of his friends gathered at a campus hangout in intense conversation, he knew he’d put the pieces together for an impactful awareness campaign. “I’m very bad at puzzles,” Taranga laughed. However, as the co-founder of Heart to Heart, which is a partnership program between the UNB Fredericton...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces investment in digital agriculture led by McCain Foods

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce a landmark $3.75 million investment from a partnership led by McCain Foods and other New Brunswick institutions that will revolutionize digital agriculture, progress regenerative farming practices and minimize the impact of climate change on farmland. Over the next five years, McCain Foods is committing...

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Indigenous History Month 2024: A year-in-review toward reconciliation

Kayla Cormier

Posted: June 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) community is commemorating National Indigenous History Month in June and honouring the remarkable contributions of the Wabanaki people. Throughout this month, we will share new stories highlighting Indigenous Peoples, their voices, knowledge, cultures and ways of being. To begin, we want to reflect on the stories and initiatives undertaken over the past...

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Interdisciplinary research team aims to create better outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: June 5, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A group of researchers is combining their broad range of talents to take on one of our most expensive and life-altering sets of injuries. Together, they will bridge the communication and knowledge gaps between disciplines in the hopes of creating better outcomes for those experiencing spinal cord injuries (SCI). To help support their endeavour, the research team has been awarded $250,000 in...

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UNB and JDI announce 2024 leadership scholarship recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: June 5, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2024 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 among the university's most prestigious awards. “Providing talented young New Brunswickers with...

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Statement from the President

Paul Mazerolle

Posted: May 31, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


Over the past three weeks, members of the UNB and greater Fredericton and Saint John communities have engaged in peaceful protests on each campus in relation to the war in Gaza. On the Fredericton campus, protests have occurred mostly on Wednesdays. On the Saint John campus, they have occurred each day of the work week, organized largely by two members of the UNB community. It is noteworthy...

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New dean of science will emphasize ‘outward-facing’ approach

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 30, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The incoming dean of the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) plans to foster outside collaborations while building on the faculty’s numerous existing strengths in fundamental science. Dr. Sanjeev Seahra will step into the role on July 1 for a five-year term, replacing acting dean Dr. P.T. Jayachandran. Seahra has been a faculty member in the department of...

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Shannex and UNB partner for aging research and nursing education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Shannex RLC Ltd. and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have signed a $1 million partnership agreement to expand education and research in the field of life transitions and older adult care. The agreement was announced jointly by Shannex and UNB at Shannex's Halifax headquarters today. Half of Shannex’s strategic investment – $500,000 – will be used to establish the...

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Supporting accessibility and wellness in legal education

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



During Disability Awareness Week, we celebrate the remarkable contributions of individuals who embody the spirit of this year's theme: “Embracing Accessibility, Inspiring Change.” One such person is Nat Perry, the wellness advisor in the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Her work and personal journey is an example of determination, creativity and a commitment...

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VitalSignsNB midwifery student spotlight: Meet the students characterizing midwifery services in New Brunswick

Shirley Andow and Behdad Beykzadeh

Posted: May 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: DataNB



What is VitalSignsNB? VitalSignsNB is a student research stream in NB-IRDT’s Pathways to Professions experiential learning program. Led by Dr. Chris Folkins, this stream uses administrative data to explore topics related to health and the healthcare system in New Brunswick with the goal of supporting evidence-informed decision making to promote a healthier future for the province. In...

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Shovel-ready careers: Archeological training boosts job prospects for graduates

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 27, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Dr. Gabriel Hrynick ignited his early passion for archeology during his years as a student participating in field schools in Maryland and Maine. “I just got into it and stayed in it,” said Hrynick, an archeologist and associate professor of anthropology at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) who also serves as the director of the Northeastern Archaeological Survey. He specializes...

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How a coffee date and a supportive mother led Vy Phan to UNB

Alex Graham

Posted: May 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A decision made over a cup of coffee changed the course of Vy Phan’s life. Growing up in Vietnam, Phan had always thought about studying abroad, but financially it seemed like a dream that was just out of reach. After taking a gap year off after high school, working part-time and saving money, Phan wasn’t quite sure what her next step would be. It turned out to be the University of...

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UNB researcher leads team to improve global positioning systems using quantum physics

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: May 22, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



How can the behaviour of individual atoms help us determine exactly where we are in the world? Well, the answer is a complex one that relies on quantum mechanics, lasers, ingenuity and a lot of advanced science. Not only does Dr. Brynle Barrett, a researcher at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), have all those necessary pieces, but thanks to new funding, he’ll be packing it all up...

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UNB Announces Currie Scholars for 2024-25

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 21, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Five 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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A champion for diversity: UNB graduate Shasta Carroll's journey with The 203 Centre

Angie Deveau

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

Category: UNB Fredericton



Shasta Carroll, a spring 2024 bachelor of business administration graduate with honours in human resource management and a concentration in finance, has extended her achievements beyond academics. In June 2023, she joined The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity after seeing an Instagram post about their search for a new student co-chair. "I was motivated to take on this role because I...

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Baby steps to the Bar at UNB’s faculty of law

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Fredericton



Marie Olson-Cuthbertson entered the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of law early in her pregnancy. Her husband Cameron Cuthbertson, a soldier, was away training and she was contending with one of her three dogs suffering from a brain tumour. In her first semester, she reached a breaking point. “I was very overwhelmed and very sick. And I called my mom: ‘I cannot...

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UNB master's graduate sees world of opportunity

Alex Graham

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

Category: UNB Fredericton



Sarojini Sharon Kennedy is graduating with a master’s in computer science, but she says the experience of getting the degree has been so much more than an academic achievement. “I felt like a lost puppy,” she said remembering the start of her 18-month journey as an international student at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. She faced the same...

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UNB's Rose Grant graduates with high honours, leaving a legacy of excellence and leadership

Angie Deveau

Posted: May 15, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Rose Grant, a bachelor of arts student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is set to graduate this week with a double honours in political science and history, specializing in international relations. Her academic journey, characterized by a 4.2 GPA and numerous scholarships, has culminated in her acceptance to McGill University for a master’s degree in political science with a...

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Leading with heart: A story of leadership and service

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 15, 2024 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



As Angel Côté graduates from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus with a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology, her journey through university life is marked by her academic pursuits and a deep commitment to community engagement and leadership. Hailing from Grand Falls, her story is one of dedication to making a difference. “I’ve...

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Heartfelt science: UNB graduate student investigates Arctic fish

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Saint John



Emily Williams conducts fishy research - and in the best way possible. Williams, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student, has done research into the cardiac responses of certain Arctic fish species to fluctuating temperatures that offers critical insight into their ability to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, with implications for sustainable resource...

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UNB celebrates award-winning students at spring graduation ceremonies

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 14, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



From May 15 to 17, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) celebrates its spring 2024 graduates. In total, 1,757 UNB graduates will receive degrees. 1,296 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, 436 students will receive master’s degrees, and 25 students will achieve the highest level of academic achievement, the PhD. The Governor General’s Silver Medal is the most...

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Laura Oland: A leader to watch

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 14, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student will receive the YMCA Southwestern New Brunswick’s prestigious Leader to Watch Award for 2024. Laura Oland, 28, a doctoral candidate in history, will be recognized at the 34th Annual Red Triangle Awards Gala in Saint John on May 16 for her leadership and community involvement. “It is flattering. I am always busy, and I realize...

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Leen flips the script: From struggles with economics to mastering the field

Alex Graham

Posted: May 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



Leen's remarkable journey spans across half the globe, starting in the United Arab Emirates, making a stop in India and culminating at UNBSJ. Her journey is a testament to her dedication to academic excellence and her commitment to understanding and working on complex economic and social issues. Graduating with a bachelor of arts in economics, with a minor in business, Leen’s focus both...

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Mastercard cybersecurity scholarship winners announced

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year's prestigious Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship: Vaishnavi Shanmugam and Erika Thea Ajes. The Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship, generously funded by Mastercard, provides each recipient $25,000 to support their academic journey in the Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec) program and...

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Bachelor of Health graduates mark a four-year journey of interdisciplinary learning

Alex Graham

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

Category: UNB Saint John



Students from the first full four-year cohort of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) innovative bachelor of health program are now ready to bring their interdisciplinary perspective to the field of health care, at home and beyond. “The bachelor of health doesn’t sit inside one faculty,” said Dr. Lisa Best, associate dean of integrated health which includes the unique...

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Valedictorian Gaia Noseworthy aims to do ‘a little bit of everything and a lot of nothing’

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: May 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



This May, University of New Brunswick (UNB) valedictorian and Newfoundlander Gaia Noseworthy will graduate with a bachelor of science and bachelor of computer science with honours in mathematics-physics, honours in computer science and major in statistics. This specific combination, the graduate explained, is the perfect meeting point between the disciplines of physics, math and computer...

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VitalSignsNB diabetes student spotlight: Meet the students exploring chronic disease diagnoses in administrative data

Bailey Howland and Gavin Woodward

Posted: May 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: DataNB



The VitalSignsNB research stream in NB-IRDT’s Pathways to Professions experiential learning program has focused on a different health-related project each summer since 2021. In 2023, VitalSignsNB expanded to host two new projects at once – one that focused on midwifery services in New Brunswick (featured in an upcoming Student Spotlight) while the other examined diabetes cases in...

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UNB to grant professor emerita designation, teaching and research awards at spring graduation

Hilary Creamer Robinson

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



At the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, the University will honour one outstanding professor with the designation of professor emerita and three prestigious teaching and research awards. Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Hill will receive the designation of professor emerita in humanities and languages for having served UNB with...

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Renaissance College valedictorian Evan Di Cesare: A journey of resilience and discovery

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 7, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Evan Di Cesare's transformative journey at Renaissance College at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) epitomizes resilience, community and passion. From Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Di Cesare is graduating this spring with a bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership. Through the sorrow of personal loss and the challenges of a pandemic-altered university experience,...

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'Building Home': Art meets advocacy in a journey through youth homelessness

Tim Jaques

Posted: May 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The first sight is familiar: a tent patched with duct tape, with a tarp thrown over it. A shopping cart contains bagged plastic bottles and a bicycle leans against a tree. To the right is a mattress in what may be a jerry-built shack or an abandoned building, along with a backpack and someone's meagre possessions. A couch in an adjacent room serves as a bed. Voices call out. Some express...

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Denisha Coelho encourages fellow students to thrive on embracing challenges

Kayla Cormier

Posted: May 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Four years ago, Denisha Coelho packed her bags and moved from Mumbai, India, to Fredericton, New Brunswick to pursue a bachelor of science in kinesiology. This was a step out of her comfort zone – not just moving from a big city to a small town a world away – but because kinesiology wasn’t a well-known career path at the time. Since arriving in New Brunswick and beginning her...

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Valedictorian Kate Palmer immerses herself in student life and helping others post-pandemic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 3, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick (UNB) valedictorian Kate Palmer spent the first year of her undergraduate degree learning from her childhood bedroom in Rothesay, N.B., during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four years later, the isolation of her first year is a distant but formative memory. As someone who finds purpose and fulfillment in helping others and making the world a healthier place,...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees at spring graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 30, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Six extraordinary individuals keeping history alive, changing the present and transforming our future, will receive honorary degrees from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) from May 15 to 17. Fred Beairsto will receive an honorary doctorate of letters in Fredericton on May 16 at 2:30 p.m. A successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and Order of New Brunswick recipient, he has made significant...

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UNB to honour these five valedictorians at spring graduation ceremonies

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



At the University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2024. Kate Palmer Kate Palmer spent the first year of her undergraduate degree learning from her childhood bedroom in Rothesay, N.B., during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Four years later, the isolation of the 2020/2021 academic...

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Victoria LaBillois inducted into UNB Faculty of Management Wall of Fame

Alumni News

Posted: April 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Mi’gmaq entrepreneur as well as national and community leader, Victoria LaBillois (BA’91, MBA’04), has been honoured with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Faculty of Management Certificate of Achievement Award and inducted permanently on the Faculty’s Alumni Wall of Fame. On a sunny April afternoon at the Alumni Memorial Building, friends, family, classmates,...

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Lily George was a record-breaking hockey player and community builder for the UNB REDS

Alex Graham

Posted: April 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



From an early age, record-setting University of New Brunswick (UNB) REDS hockey player Lily George was getting feedback from family and friends that she was something special on the ice. “I think I was always one of the faster kids on this ice. I just had a lot of people telling me I’d played great,” she said of her early days picking up a stick to have a go at the game she...

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UNB hosts inaugural AstraZeneca Integrated Health Initiative Research Symposium

Kayla Cormier

Posted: April 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) recently hosted its first annual Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) Research Symposium in partnership with AstraZeneca. This two-day event took place on the Saint John campus April 11 and 12. Group presentations and poster presentations provided attendees a chance to engage with students and ask questions about their research. Honours students from the...

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UNB business student wins $45,000 Frank H. Sobey Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: April 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A third-year business student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of this year’s winners of the Frank H. Sobey Awards For Excellence in Business Studies. Muhammad Jahanzaib, enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program with majors in accounting and finance, is one of eight winners at Atlantic Canadian universities, each of whom will receive $45,000. They were...

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Students showcase innovations at 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 16, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Creativity took centre stage at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium, showcasing students' inventive approaches to tackling practical challenges. The symposium was held April 4 at the Wu Convention Centre, with 181 students taking part in 46 projects. During their final year, engineering students work in teams to develop capstone projects under...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2024)

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: Press Releases



For the 12th consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers. Organized by MediaCorp, the annual competition awards organizations across the four Atlantic provinces that provide Maritimers with exceptional places to work. This year, Atlantic Canada was recognized for helping employees and their families give back to the...

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Student story on mental health and physical activity a finalist for national award

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

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

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) student is a finalist in this year’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Storytellers contest. But, beyond winning one of the top five spots, she hopes her video will help inspire and educate people near and far. Growing up, Taylor McAulay learned a lot as a student athlete. She learned how to play sports; learned about the...

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‘A match made in heaven’: UNB students and Port Saint John tackle decarbonization

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John



An innovative experiential learning partnership between the faculty of business on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus and Port Saint John has allowed 150 students to propose solutions to environmental challenges faced by a real-world industry. “The real goal of the experience was the idea of what could the future look like? How could you influence the future...

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Housing Futures: Solutions for homelessness and affordable housing

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Leaders highlighted the urgency of finding sustainable solutions to homelessness and ensure access to affordable housing at the Shaping the Debate: Housing Futures symposium on April 4 and 5 hosted by the University of New Brunswick (UNB). UNB’s Shaping the Debate initiative enables important conversations with the goal of building a more prosperous and just future for New Brunswick....

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The “GlobalChild” Child Advisory Board meet with UN Special Rapporteur

Kathleen McLaughlin

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

Category: UNB Saint John



This past Saturday, April 6, saw the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) GlobalChild team and their Child Advisory Board (CAB) engage in an important meeting with a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur. Mama Fatima Singhateh from Gambia, the Special Rapporteur (UNSPR) on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, met virtually with GlobalChild and CAB to engage in a...

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UNB celebrates ‘Skitqomiqewi Kcicihtuwinut’ Dr. Charles Sacobie

Tim Jaques

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

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) assistant biology professor was recognized as a keeper of both Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge in a ceremony held at the Wu Conference Centre on March 21. Dr. Charles Sacobie (BSc'98, MSc'01, PhD'11), whose research interests are fish ecophysiology and bioenergetics, holds the title of Indigenous science scholar or Skitqomiqewi Kcicihtuwinut...

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Eclipse researchers give N.B. students out of this world education

UNB News

Posted: April 4, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Students and teachers from across New Brunswick are about to get an out of this world education in the unique effects of a total solar eclipse on the Earth’s atmosphere and space environment thanks to a new partnership between the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and public schools across the province. The UNB Radio and Space Physics Laboratory (RSPL) has helped 15 schools across the...

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How do students learn about intelligence briefings? How about briefing a former CIA intelligence officer

Tim Jaques

Posted: April 3, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



How do you teach students to prepare and deliver a high-level intelligence briefing to a senior political leader? Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke (PhD’00), an associate professor in the department of history on the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus, has her students brief a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) intelligence briefer, a highly stressful but effective...

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Engineering students create smart grid solution for sustainable living 

Tim Jaques

Posted: March 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Using a web-based portal powered by a cutting-edge control algorithm, New Brunswick homeowners may be able to take control of their energy destiny. The NanoGrid NEXUS project is the work of five University of New Brunswick (UNB) engineering students. It will be one of 46 final-year capstone design projects to be presented at the 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium on April 4 from 8:30...

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Force myography may be the future of human-machine interaction

Tim Jaques

Posted: March 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A device under development at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus that captures the movements of a user’s arm muscles may be a breakthrough technology poised to reshape the landscape of human-machine interaction. “We are using the patterns of muscle forces exerted on the cuff to recognize what gesture a person is eliciting,” said Erik Scheme,...

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Students to present capstone projects at Engineering Design Symposium

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are set to unveil 46 innovative projects that are the culmination of their four years of education and problem-solving prowess. The event will take place at UNB's 10th annual Engineering Design Symposium on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Dr., Fredericton. “The capstone project is...

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UNB education students embrace Indigenous wisdom

Tim Jaques

Posted: March 27, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



In an initiative aimed at fostering Indigenous understanding and reconciliation, 98 bachelor of education degree students from the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus embarked on a transformative journey guided by Wabanaki Elders and Knowledge Keepers. In a course called Indigenous Education, students learned through experience an Indigenous pedagogical approach that...

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UNB gets ready for the 2024 total solar eclipse

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



On April 8, New Brunswick will be one of the best locations in the world to view the total solar eclipse and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been actively preparing to make the most of this historical event. GNSS Receivers in High Schools The UNB Physics Department’s Atmospheric and Space Physics group is installing ten Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers in...

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Lucy Armstrong helps students eat better so they can focus on their studies

Alex Graham

Posted: March 22, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Food insecurity is about more than just not having enough calories to get through the day. “It’s one of those things where you wouldn’t look at someone and say, ‘that person is food insecure’,” explained University of New Brunswick (UNB) undergraduate student Lucy Armstrong, co-founder of the UNB Fredericton campus food bank. “Food insecurity is the...

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Balloon, telescope provide view of the eclipse above the clouds

Kelly Anderson

Posted: March 21, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A total solar eclipse is a rare and awe-inspiring opportunity to marvel at nature and the cosmos. But for many University of New Brunswick (UNB) students and alumni, the celestial event that happens in central New Brunswick on April 8 will be even more special. That’s because they have been part of a years-long project to launch a high-altitude balloon with a solar telescope to capture...

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Fifteen students join list of UNB Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) inducted fifteen students as 2024 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars yesterday evening at an event on the Fredericton campus. This induction recognizes students’ outstanding involvement at UNB and in their local and international communities. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars go on to achieve continued success both in academic endeavours and in...

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UNB's CubeSat VIOLET will take a ride to space with SpaceX

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Press Releases



Thursday evening will see a piece of New Brunswick reaching new heights as the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) CubeSat NB VIOLET, will hitch a ride to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket on March 21. VIOLET will join satellites from Newfoundland’s Memorial University and the University of Sherbrooke for its...

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Government of Canada renews UNB Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: March 14, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



On March 13, 2024, the Government of Canada announced new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a a more than $1.7 billion research funding announcement including nearly $5.5 million for UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, is among those chairs awarded a second term. CRCs are awarded to outstanding...

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$14-million Student Investment Fund celebrates 25 years of hands-on learning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 13, 2024 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) ground-breaking Student Investment Fund (SIF) celebrates 25 years of hands-on experiential learning, seeing its capital grow from $1 million in 1998 to over $14 million today. A highly competitive program within the Centre for Financial studies, the SIF has students work with a professional portfolio manager to develop research and analytical...

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UNB research in cybersecurity, healthcare, earth sciences and more receives new federal funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 13, 2024 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded nearly $5.5 million in financial support from Canada’s federal funding agencies. The funding was announced as part of a national announcement that included more than $1.7 billion in support for 7,700 researchers and projects across Canada. “Congratulations to all of the researchers awarded funding in this...

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ActionNB student spotlight: Meet the students developing IDEA action plans for the public sector

Olivia Hamilton, Diego Molina, Bea Rivera and Alex Tran

Posted: March 11, 2024 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: DataNB



In summer 2023, NB-IRDT welcomed ActionNB – a student research stream led by Future GNB – to its Pathways to Professions experiential learning program. Under the supervision of the Government of New Brunswick’s (GNB) Finance and Treasury Board, the ActionNB team focused on identifying Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) best practices and developing them...

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UNB alum Laura Richard (BSc'06) named one of Atlantic Canada’s 25 most powerful women in business

Natasha Rego, UNB Alumni Office

Posted: March 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



In honour of International Women's Day, we acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary group of diverse women connected to the University of New Brunswick, like alum Laura Richard, who has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s 25 most powerful women in business. Here is Laura's story: "A nice Maritime story, backed by science." This is how co-founder Laura Richard (BSc’06) describes...

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Sustainability and climate change lenses emphasized by new forestry and environmental management dean

Alex Graham

Posted: March 5, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Dr. Michelle Gray is on a mission to change people’s perceptions about forestry. “One of our biggest battles is ‘what is forestry’ and ‘what is forestry not,’ because it’s not about cutting down trees harder and faster. It is more about improving productivity, diversity and the overall resilience of forest ecosystems.” Dr. Gray has just started...

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UNB honoured and celebrated the Black community and their many contributions during Black History Month

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: March 4, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Throughout February, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) honoured Black History Month through immersive events and initiatives acknowledging and celebrating the Black experience and the Black community’s contributions to the university, New Brunswick and across Canada. “These events promoted inclusivity and diversity, allowing us to see Blackness and Black history through a...

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Black history event was a feast for the senses

Kayla Cormier

Posted: February 28, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



“Pray tell: What sight? What sound? What smell?” These were words recited by spoken word artist Sochane Campbell at the Black History Through the Senses event last Thursday evening. The event took place on the Fredericton campus on Feb. 15 and in Saint John at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on Feb. 22. as part of a series of Black History Month initiatives at the University of New...

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Campus food banks help students break the cycle of poverty

Alex Graham

Posted: February 20, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



New easy to access food bank services for non-perishable goods have opened on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton and Saint John campuses to help students struggling to make ends meet. “Cost of living, tuition, students facing inflation, textbook costs, housing costs. It’s a whole affordability thing right now, and it’s us trying to navigate that,” said...

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UNB men’s hockey team finishes undefeated season before sellout crowd

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



It was a banner week for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) REDS men’s hockey team, which capped an undefeated regular season with a 9-1 victory over the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Panthers on Saturday night in Fredericton. The REDS finished the regular season with 30 wins and no losses, the first U SPORTS team with a perfect record since the Western Mustangs went 24-0...

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University of New Brunswick Announces 2023-2024 Primrose Scholars Recipients

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 13, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



The $40,000 Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships reward outstanding local students The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2023-2024 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Kate McLeod and Avery Thomas. Valued at $40,000 over four years, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship...

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At UNB, kinesiology students help support athletes’ health and wellbeing

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: February 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



University of New Brunswick (UNB) kinesiology students who participate in the Integrated Support Team (IST) Practicum play a critical role in supporting the university’s top athletes at home and on the road – often while sitting courtside. “We travel with the teams, we get to sit courtside with them and that is something special that I don’t think you can get anywhere...

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How Dr. Jonathon Edwards expanded access to basketball for Fredericton youth

Alex Graham

Posted: February 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



Contributing to the sports world was something Jonathon Edwards always thought he would do. What he didn’t envision is that it would be for a sport he knew very little about – basketball. “I come from the hockey world. Everything’s been hockey. And when you have kids, you think they’re going to gravitate toward that,” said Edwards, the University of New...

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University of New Brunswick announces new Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 6, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



A new scholarship opportunity will now be available to student athletes in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) REDS Track and Field Program thanks to a $200,000 leadership gift from The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation. The $4,000 Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation Track and Field Scholarship will be bestowed upon one member of the REDS women's track and field team and one member...

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IDEA NB student spotlight: Meet the students promoting more inclusive workplaces in NB

Rikkie Guillemette, Jessica Copeland, Kiruthika Krishnasamy and Ruthie Stanley-Blackwell

Posted: February 2, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: DataNB



IDEA.NB is an innovative Future GNB research stream within Pathways to Professions that is focused on fostering Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) within the Government of New Brunswick (GNB). In summer 2023, the IDEA.NB team’s goal was to help address the unique challenges faced by DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity) groups in GNB and provide a roadmap for...

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Dr. Kevin Englehart honoured for groundbreaking work in upper limb prosthetics

Jeremy Elder-Jubelin

Posted: February 1, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



A University of New Brunswick (UNB) researcher has been recognized by the world's largest technical professional organization. Dr. Kevin Englehart (BScEE ’89, MScEE ’92, PhD ’99), professor of electrical engineering and associate dean of the school of graduate studies, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as of the beginning...

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UNB kicks off Black history month with bi-campus events

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



February is Black history month and beginning on Feb. 1, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is kicking off a series of events across our campuses to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and achievements of Black Canadians. All month long, UNB is partnering with community organizations to present a series of dynamic and interactive initiatives. These include film series, art exhibits,...

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Wabanaki bachelor of education program provides culturally grounded approach, flexibility to aspiring teachers

Alex Graham

Posted: January 31, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Shelley Solomon of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) was not expecting to be among the first graduates from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Wabanaki bachelor of education program alongside her two daughters, Dorian and Heaven. But now she hopes their story can encourage other Indigenous women to take a look at the innovative program. “It was awesome to be able to do it...

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UNB and Royal University of Bhutan extend collaboration with five-year renewal agreement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



Dr. Paul Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), and Dr. Nidup Dorji, vice-chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan, have signed a five-year renewal of their exchange and collaboration agreement. The two universities have maintained a partnership for 21 years, dating back to the Royal University of Bhutan’s inception. The renewed agreement...

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New lounge a place of togetherness for BIPOC people at UNB

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 26, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



When Hillary Nguyen joined the student affairs and services staff at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2017, there were not many people of colour in the department. “Being new to the role, I felt very alone,” Nguyen said. “It was hard to find BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) allies on campus at the time. I felt that I had no outlet to discuss my lived...

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Accelerating the digital economy in New Brunswick: What’s next?

Adrienne Oldford

Posted: January 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Frank McKenna’s vision for developing a digital economy that creates wealth and employment and makes the province self-sufficient goes back more than 25 years to when he was the province’s premier. In the last three years, the vehicle for that work has been the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). All of our projects are grounded in digital adoption for our...

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UNB joins forces with global nuclear energy provider

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 25, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kinectrics Inc, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle management services, to help drive innovation in the nuclear energy sector. Leveraging the collective expertise of UNB and Kinectrics, this collaboration creates a framework for engagement in several innovation areas, including cybersecurity,...

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How virtual reality can help address the nursing shortage in N.B.

Kayla Cormier

Posted: January 24, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is taking a cutting-edge approach to reversing the nursing shortage in the province with its new program, Learn Where You Live (LWYL). In this predominantly virtual program, New Brunswick-based licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working toward their bachelor of nursing (BN) can complete their education from anywhere in the province. Previously, these...

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N.B. has high retention rate for BEd grads that teach in the public school system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 19, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



It’s no secret that New Brunswick is facing a wave of teacher retirements. But a new study investigating teacher recruitment and retention in New Brunswick has brought to light that more than 40 per cent of New Brunswick bachelor of education (BEd) graduates don’t take on teaching positions within the province’s public school system - a statistic that if addressed, could have...

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Sportsnet documentary features UNB student Cedrick Tahmo and NBA star Pascal Siakam

UNB News

Posted: January 18, 2024 5:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Photo credit: Sportsnet Pascal Siakam, the all-star forward who was just traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Indiana Pacers, grew up in Cameroon with a father who valued education above all else. To honour his father’s legacy, Siakam’s PS43 Foundation created a scholarship program at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) for students from his home country. The scholarship is a...

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Exploring health and environment interconnections with the Canadian census health and environment cohort (CanCHEC)

NB-RDC Staff

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: DataNB



Imagine a puzzle with pieces that show how our health is impacted by the world around us. That's what the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) is like—it's a big collection of information that helps us understand how we are connected to the environment. CanCHEC combines the long-form census respondents with administrative health data (e.g., mortality, cancer,...

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How Eric Weissman, once homeless, finds healing and connection through art

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 18, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



Photo credit: Hilary Creamer Robinson The walls of Eric Weissman’s Rothesay home are covered with his bold and energetic abstract artwork. In the past year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) professor’s paintings have also begun adding colour and spirit to his colleagues’ offices within UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Weissman is equal parts academic and artist. A...

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Legal Innovation Lab leading digital transformation of N.B.’s justice system

Hilary Creamer Robinson

Posted: January 17, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



Photo: Jacob Powning and Kyle Cullen. Photographer: Ashley Phinney. New Brunswick’s justice system will soon experience a digital overhaul that will improve access to justice for all its residents. In its current state, the system is heavily reliant on paper and in-person proceedings, creating slow and often inaccessible processes for both users and practitioners. Argyri Panezi, Canada...

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GGE remote learning initiative will help address shortage of land surveyors

Natalia Lanza

Posted: January 16, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



To address a growing deficiency of land surveyors and qualified geomatics professionals unable to meet surging demand, the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering (GGE) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has created GGE Remote, a remote learning solution. The surveying industry in Canada, a vital component of the geomatics sector, has a huge capacity gap, intensifying further...

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BoostNB student spotlight: Meet the students measuring New Brunswick’s economic progress

Leen, Minh Dao and Kiet Phan

Posted: January 15, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: DataNB



BoostNB has been a research stream in the Pathways to Professions experiential learning program since 2020, and in 2023 we welcomed three new students to continue the work of analyzing and sharing New Brunswick’s economic progress. The mission of BoostNB is to help boost knowledge of the NB economy and measure its progress towards specific goals and targets inspired by Nova...

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Award-winning forestry student uses two-eyed seeing to enrich research on watersheds

Alex Graham

Posted: January 12, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



As a University of New Brunswick (UNB) forestry student, Kieran Johnson has always kept her perspective focused on the environment and the human impact on it. That longstanding work was recognized this past November when Johnson won the Golden Award for the Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) in Cape Breton. Hailing from the Eskasoni First Nation in Unama’ki (Cape...

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UNB introduces a WorkAlone feature on the UNBSafe app

Angie Deveau

Posted: January 10, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus has unveiled a new addition to its UNBSafe app, the WorkAlone module, which provides a safety mechanism for people operating alone on campus for extended periods of time. Don Allen, director of security and traffic, and Des Dupuis, the crime prevention community liaison at UNB Campus Security, both led the integration of this...

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Sir James Dunn Foundation donates $1 million to UNB’s Integrated Health Initiative

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 9, 2024 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) has received a twofold boost to its ambitious vision for excellence in health and social innovation, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Sir James Dunn Foundation. Half of the gift ($500,000) is designated to support the work of the chair in child rights for child health, Dr. Ziba Vaghri. A researcher with more...

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