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Award-winning author Helen Humphreys to read from The Reinvention of Love

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Award-winning author Helen Humphreys will read from The Reinvention of Love on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB. Helen Humphreys is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leaving Earth (1997), winner of a City of Toronto Book Award; Afterimage (2000), winner of a Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; The Lost Garden (2002), a Canada Reads selection; Wild Dogs (2004), winner of a Lambda Prize, and Coventry (2008). Her...

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UNB sustainability project to create wildlife friendly gardens on Fredericton campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is partnering with Nature NB to create three wildlife friendly gardens on UNB Fredericton’s campus on July 7 and 8. The gardens are one of many initiatives under a project is called “Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability”. The project is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “UNB Sustainability aims to increase the knowledge of the campus community about the need for sustainable practices and the role they play on the...

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UNB student digs deep for athletic and academic success

Communications

Posted: April 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Education is a swift-moving stream. Fall out of the current, and it’s easy to be left behind. Bruce Savoie knows this better than most. The 26-year-old University of New Brunswick student and keeper on the UNB Saint John soccer team has just been named a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian, the organization’s most prestigious award. It’s an achievement made more impressive considering where he was just eight years ago “The first time I had to leave high school was...

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New technology at the University of New Brunswick changing the face of disaster relief

Communications

Posted: December 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


University of New Brunswick postdoctoral fellow Shabnam Jabari is developing technology that promises to be a game-changer for government, aid organizations and first responders around the world. During Dr. Jabari’s senior year of undergraduate study at University of Tehran, a disastrous earthquake struck the southern Iranian city of Bam. The 6.6-magnitude quake in 2003 destroyed homes and killed tens of thousands of people, including the family member of a friend. Inspired to make a...

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UNB bionics expert named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year

Communications

Posted: December 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


For Jon Sensinger, associate director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a childhood dream has turned into an innovative career – one that is changing lives across the globe. A pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering, Dr. Sensinger was recently named 2016 Young Health Researcher of the Year by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) after careful consideration from a national peer review committee. “To have my work recognized by the peer...

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Futures Atlantic Symposium to be held at University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: November 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The Centre for Financial Studies at the University of New Brunswick will be hosting the Futures Atlantic Symposium this Friday, Nov. 4, an afternoon of investment career training and employment opportunities for students across Atlantic Canada interested in careers in finance and investment. The Futures Atlantic Symposium will be held at the Wu Conference Centre on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus starting at 1 p.m. and offers a half day of intense financial education,...

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When prayers are not enough

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


An internationally recognized scholar on religious divorce will be giving a keynote speech at the University of New Brunswick this Tuesday, Sept. 13. Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the University of Ottawa, will deliver the address at an event hosted by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at UNB. Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, says she is thrilled to have the opportunity to have...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

Posted: September 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John , In the Media


UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated this week as students arrive to kick off another school year. Orientation activities for new students are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the orientation events below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Natalie Montgomery UNB Saint John: Heather Campbell Fredericton Campus COMMENCEMENT Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Richard J. CURRIE CENTER Our...

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UNB study reveals how many people would switch genders for a day or more if given the chance

Communications

Posted: August 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Imagine that you were given the choice to swap genders. Would you do it? What if it were only for a day or an hour? These questions were recently put to the test by two University of New Brunswick researchers and a Fredericton community member, and the results provide interesting insights into gender-related attitudes and the implicit role they continue to play in our lives.  Dr. E. Sandra Byers, chair of the psychology department at UNB Fredericton, PhD candidate Kaitlyn Goldsmith and...

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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

Communications

Posted: August 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


It’s going to be easier than ever for students, faculty and staff at UNB, STU and NBCC to get the medicine they need on campus. Campus Pharmacy, located at the University Bookstore in Fredericton, opened its doors to students, faculty and staff on Thursday. Campus Pharmacy offers a variety of services, including injections, sports medicine, travel medicine, and diabetes education. Customers can transfer their existing prescriptions from other pharmacies, both in and out of province. Customers...

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Dr Joanne Wright named Acting Dean of Arts

Communications

Posted: August 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Dr. George MacLean, VP Academic (Fredericton) is pleased to announce Dr. Joanne Wright has been named Acting Dean of Arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright joined the Faculty of Arts in 2005 in the Department of Political Science. Since that time, she has served on Senate, the university’s Strategic Planning Committee, and as Director of Graduate Studies for her department. She has also served on the board of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre and as a...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for Contract Academic Employees

Communications

Posted: July 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


After two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT Group 2) Contract Academic Employees are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement,” says Dr. Daniel Coleman, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “This is only our third contract with this group, so we had to spend some time working the bugs out. Both the...

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UNB to offer subsidized gym memberships to those with diabetes

Communications

Posted: July 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Recreation Services at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting participants for the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative. This initiative will provide subsidized gym memberships and personal training services, as well as nutritional guidelines, for individuals who are pre-diabetic or currently living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. “An estimated 219,000 New Brunswickers are currently living with diabetes or are considered pre-diabetic. URec will be offering...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors have voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time membership. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. The new agreement includes salary increases of 0.9% every six months beginning on July 1, 2016 and includes revisions to bereavement leave, research and other...

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UNB ranked among top universities in the world

Communications

Posted: July 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is among the top four per cent of degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the world, according to a newly released global ranking. This year's tally by the Center for World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities, places UNB at 882 among the more than 25,000 institutions eligible. “For the University of New Brunswick to rank in the top 3.6 per cent worldwide is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated,” says Nadim...

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UNB professor to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Janice Thompson, professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, class of 2016.This achievement is the one of highest honours in the nursing profession. Academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 28 countries, including Canada. The academy is currently comprised of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and...

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UNB s Wu Conference Centre first university facility to win Supplier of the Year

Communications

Posted: June 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


When the Wu Conference Centre was announced as the Supplier of the Year award winner, people were impressed. Not only does the facility, located at UNB Fredericton, provide outstanding services, the honour marks the first time a university has won a Meeting Professionals International (Atlantic Chapter) award. Anyone who has been inside the Wu Conference Centre knows how special the venue is. The dedicated staff work diligently to ensure every need is met and events and conferences run...

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UNB scientists receive 4 3 million in NSERC grants and scholarships

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dozens of University of New Brunswick (UNB) scientists have been awarded a combined total of $4.3 million in grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding is part of a larger $465 million in funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants announced by Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science, at an event at Hamilton’s McMaster University today. UNB’s 34 recipients include John Spray, professor...

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UNB celebrates indigenous cultures and contributions

Communications

Posted: June 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB Fredericton will host a celebration of National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include a panel session on reconciliation efforts in the province. “This is an opportunity for open dialogue among academics coming together to discuss an action plan of reconciliation in the province,” says Jennifer Dixon, event co-ordinator. “The panel will also discuss integrating First Nations education opportunities in schools.” The...

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George MacLean named new vice-president academic Fredericton

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


UNB is pleased to announce that the Search Committee for vice-president academic (Fredericton) has recommended Dr. George MacLean for the position.  The recommendation was approved by the Board of Governors' Executive Committee on June 8. Dr. MacLean will serve an initial five-year term beginning July 1 and may be renewed for a further term by mutual agreement following a performance review in accordance with university procedures. Prior to taking up the role of dean of arts on the...

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NHL scout to share top tips at the Hockey Conference

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Pittsburgh Penguins scout Luc Gauthier knows the business. He played professional hockey for a decade in the Montreal Canadiens organization, before stepping off the ice to coach. For the past 18 years, he’s watched the game from the stands, making notes and evaluating players. On July 7, Mr. Gauthier will be at UNB Fredericton to share his scouting secrets with the Hockey Conference. “There are four points when you evaluate the player,” he said. “You evaluate their hockey sense, their level...

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UNB releases sexual assault policy

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick released its finalized sexual assault policy and procedure documents today. The following is a memo that was released from UNB President Eddy Campbell to students, faculty and staff of the University. Media Contact: Natasha Ashfield Dear members of the UNB community: I am pleased to report that UNB's sexual assault policy and procedures documents are now finalized. After reviewing other campus policies and consulting with many of you, we now have a policy that...

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UNB professor wins prestigous literary award valued at 25 000

Communications

Posted: June 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Robert Gray, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, won the top award at the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards this past weekend in Halifax. Dr. Gray’s book Entropic was selected for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000. “I’m pretty sure this is what they reserve the word 'gobsmacked' for,” said Dr. Gray. Entropic is a collection of short stories where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet – sometimes meshing harmoniously, sometimes...

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UNB UdeM NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick, the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick are pleased to announce an engineering memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow for enhanced credit transfer between the four New Brunswick post-secondary education institutes. The collaboration will create more pathways for students in the field of civil engineering. It will provide further opportunities for educational experiences for...

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URec to host Sweat for a Cause bootcamp and yard sale in support of Syrian newcomers

Communications

Posted: May 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


On Friday, June 3, UNB Fredericton Recreation Services (URec) will hold an outdoor bootcamp on the green field in front of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Sweat for a Cause bootcamp will take place from 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. All members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. there will be gently used URec fitness equipment for sale such as yoga mats and dumbbells. All proceeds from the...

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Faculty of engineering to host UNBetween transition camps this summer

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Once again, the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is offering its innovative and internationally recognized transition to university camp called UNBetween in Fredericton, NB. UNBetween is open to all incoming bachelor of engineering students that are coming straight from high school on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp simulates a typical week for engineering students, allowing students to experience campus life and the demands of university. Students stay in...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , Events


A UNB staff member has received an award for her contribution to student employment and development in New Brunswick. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received the Award of Merit from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference on May 26. The Award of Merit is the highest honour given by the AACUSS. It recognizes a member for their significant achievement and distinguished contribution to the...

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UNB students building video games to foster empathy

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Rebecca Goodine was playing a video game when something clicked. It was BioShock, a first-person shooter game, and she was presented with a choice: hurt an innocent for personal gain, or help a stranger for a personal loss. “You have a huge choice,” recent Media Arts and Cultures graduate said. “That’s the game that really brought out that fact for me. In games, you make choices, and there’s consequences – just like real life.” Ms. Goodine is part of a trio of UNB students who recently placed...

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UNB applies for judicial review of women s hockey decision

Communications

Posted: May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick has applied for a judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The decision to apply for a review comes after many weeks of consultation. While UNB respects the ruling of the Labour and Employment Board, it disagrees that the reclassification of the women’s hockey team was the result of discrimination on the basis of gender. Other concerns around implications of the Labour and...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the 2016-17 UNB operating budget that is in a consolidated net deficit of $2.6 million. After significant time and effort by many on our campuses, we have developed a budget with more than $192 million in spending that focuses on providing strong support for our students and faculty and serving to enhance national awareness of our innovative programs and entrepreneurial mindset. “UNB, like other universities in the region, has...

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Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre researching how digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Working in partnership with the First Nations Innovation project, the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is leading a new project. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council under its Knowledge Synthesis program.  The project will produce a comprehensive literature review answering the question, how can digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence and learning of Indigenous cultures and languages? The six-month grant will...

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UNB professor is changing the way girls look at the IT world

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Computer science is not just what you see on the show Silicon Valley – nerdy geeks, late nights and ping-pong tables. Natalia Stakhanova, assistant professor of computer science and NB Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB, is changing the way young females view the IT world through an initiative she launched called Cyber Girlz. Cyber Girlz is an eight-month, all-girls computer science program offered in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick campus. The program teaches girls aged...

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Atlantic writing competitions salute works from UNB faculty of arts

Communications

Posted: May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage


A number of people from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts in Fredericton have been recognized recently for their accomplishments as creative and academic writers. Mark Jarman and Robert Gray, professors in the English department, and Phillip Crymble, PhD candidate in English, are among nine finalists whose books made the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist. Dr. Gray, Mr. Jarman, and Mr. Crymble were also all nominated for a 2016 Atlantic Book Award. Thom Workman, a...

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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

Communications

Posted: May 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


Five Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, a recognition of their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.   This year’s recipients are Tyler Adams of Saint John, N.B., Emma Collings of Montague, PEI, Brittany...

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Researcher studying impacts of hormone on weight loss

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB


Soon, it could take just one blood test to determine if someone can lose weight by exercising.  Martin Sénéchal, an assistant kinesiology professor at UNB, is studying the secretion of a hormone during exercise in young and old people who carry extra bodyweight. The hormone irisin was discovered in 2012. It’s released by muscles during exercise and gets absorbed by fat cells, turning different genes on and off and increasing energy expenditure – or calories burned. It also affects the blood...

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Major investments being made in innovation-based study research

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, has awarded 188 students with New Brunswick Graduate Scholarships. Premier Brian Gallant participated in a recognition event Friday as part of Innovation Week. “Investing in education is key for the New Brunswick economy to be innovative,” said Gallant. “Helping these students further their studies here in our province will help provide a strong workforce for the New Brunswick economy.” The students received a total...

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UNB chosen by IBM for Watson for Cyber Security project

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scC04wJ8tRA[/embedyt] UNB is one of only eight universities in North America chosen by IBM to help the global firm adapt its iconic Watson cognitive technology for use in the cybersecurity battle. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the University of New Brunswick that fits well with our proud and productive partnership with IBM,” says Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick. “The fact that we are one of three universities...

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UNB researcher helps 15-year-old student discover forgotten Mayan city

Communications

Posted: May 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


A 15-year-old student from Quebec has discovered what could be the site of a lost Mayan city thanks to advice from a University of New Brunswick researcher. Armand LaRocque, a remote sensing expert at UNB, has helped William Gadoury prove his theory about the relationship between constellations and Mayan cities. Mr. Gadoury believed citizens built their towns under the constellations. Working together and analyzing satellite images of an area in the Yucatan jungle, they have found what could...

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Canadian Rivers Institute student researchers hit the water to answer questions about river health

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Over the summer and fall, New Brunswick residents and visitors may notice signs of scientific research in many New Brunswick waterways including the St. John River and tributaries such as the Kennebacasis, the Miramichi River and Wolfe Point River in Fundy National Park. Amanda Babin, a PhD Candidate with the Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB Fredericton, just finished placing 22 large orange buoys in locations upstream of the Mactaquac reservoir on the St. John River as part of her research...

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UNB Student Investment Fund offers opportunities of a lifetime

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The wet weather did not stop Tuan Anh Bui and Glenn Cleland from lining up at 3:30 a.m for the Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting in Omaha, Neb. late last month. The meeting features one of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett. Fourth-year business administration student Mr. Bui and Mr. Cleland, the founding director of UNB’s Faculty of Business Administration’s Centre for Financial Studies, were among the thousands of investors lined-up early that Saturday...

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Worlds UNBound receives NSERC PromoScience funding

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


The not-for-profit STEM outreach organization Worlds UNBound received $75,000 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) PromoScience program on Friday, May 6. Based out of the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Worlds UNBound works to increase the awareness of and interest in science, engineering and technology in a fun and supportive environment through hands-on activities and mentorship. The organization will receive $25,000 for each of the next...

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City of Fredericton recognizes UNB community members as unsung heroes

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Two members of the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus community and the UNB International Student Association were honoured by the city of Fredericton at the 2016 Unsung Heroes Awards. Gail Storr, professor in the faculty of nursing, was recognized for her hard work in the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding rights and her advocacy for healthcare in New Brunswick. In 1991, she opened the first breastfeeding clinic in the province and saw firsthand the challenges...

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First MBA dual degree grad with the Burgundy School of Business

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Prince Attakora-Ofori is the first graduate from UNB Saint John’s dual-degree program with the Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon, France. Our arrangement with BSB, which began in 2002, offers the opportunity to get two degrees for the price of one, expanded academic offerings to students plus an internship in France, which deepens the international experience. “In a fierce job market, like the one we have in North America, the dual-degree program equips you with the skills you need....

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Roberta Woodgate to discuss the impact of home care on families at the Arnie and Norma McAllister lecture

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


We often think of video games and virtual environments as a way for youth to escape reality— what about using them as a tool to understand youth more fully? Roberta Woodgate is doing just that, using innovative tools to capture the voices of those who often go unheard. She developed a therapeutic tool called EMÜD Universe, a computer video game/virtual environment that may be used for children to assess and manage their feelings. Dr. Woodgate’s research focuses on children and youth living...

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Professor is one of three finalists for Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Christopher Baker was one of three finalists vying to be named “Canadian Open Data Leader of the Year,“ at the Canadian Open Data Summit this week. “Open Data is the path forward to giving citizens access to information and enabling data-driven debates on issues of public concern,” says Baker. “Open Data has already received good adoption in the USA, UK and other countries where it has helped to inform policy and accelerate research in biomedicine. Data integration remains a challenge but...

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UNB student extends a hand to newcomers

Communications

Posted: April 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


When Fredericton began accepting refugees last year, Crestina Matta jumped at the chance to help. An undergraduate student in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick, Ms. Matta speaks Arabic and English and knew she would make the transition to Canadian soil easier for refugees. Since September 2015, Ms. Matta and fellow members of the Brunswick Street Baptist Church congregation have been helping a family of six Iraqi refugees navigate their new lives in Fredericton. “We...

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ACOA supports pilot project to commercialize UNB technologies

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today, World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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Projects wow and students shine at engineering symposium

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The second annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium was held on March 31at the Fredericton Convention Centre, where final-year engineering students presented their capstone design projects to potential employers, industry and community partners, and the public.  Every engineering stream was represented: chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geodesy and geomatics, geological, mechanical, software, and UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship program. The students, many of whom worked...

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Harrison McCain Foundation invests 1 25 million in UNB faculty

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Posted: April 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Faculty members at UNB now have increased research and teaching support, thanks to the generosity of a leading New Brunswick foundation.  The Harrison McCain Foundation has renewed the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1.25 million. The awards, initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million, have four different areas of focus. They provide each recipient with funds to support research projects, additional study, travel, equipment, the hiring of...

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UNB s Forestry and Environmental Management develops street tree management plan in partnership with the City of Fredericton

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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There are 22,205 trees lining the streets of Fredericton. You can trust that number, because forestry students at the University of New Brunswick visited each and every one. Over the past two years, the graduating UNB forestry classes spent months in the field assembling a street tree inventory before devising a street tree management plan for the City of Fredericton. The plan assessed the asset value of the trees, along with the resilience to damage, susceptibility to insect and disease,...

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UNB to launch campus community garden

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Posted: April 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Campus Food Strategy Group at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University has recently been granted approximately a quarter acre of land to create a campus community garden. The group is part of the Campus Food Systems Project, a national network that supports campus-community collaboration and the creation of sustainable and healthy food systems on university campuses. The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) and UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program have been...

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Mystery Solved Traits Identified for Why Certain Chemicals Reach Toxic Levels in Food Webs

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Posted: April 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk to the environment. According to the study published today in Environmental Science & Technology, two traits were identified that indicate how chemicals can build up and reach toxic levels: how easily a chemical is broken down or metabolized by an organism and the chemical’s ability...

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10th annual New Brunswick high school programming competition to be held at UNB Saint John

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Over 30 high school teams from across New Brunswick are expected to arrive on our Saint John campus on May 6, 2016 for the 10th annual NB High School Programming Competition. Designed to provide a computer programming challenge for students in grades 9 – 12, contestants test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win prizes. “The competition is designed to encourage teamwork and consists of a number of programming problems of increasing degrees...

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The Peter Cundill Foundation provides support for students at University of New Brunswick's Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Peter Cundill Foundation is making a three-year commitment to the next generation of investment managers with a $120,000 gift to the Faculty of Business Administration's Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) at the University of New Brunswick. The support will bolster the operation of the Centre's Student Investment Fund, an academic program that provides experiential education for young investors that prepares them to excel in the profession. The funding will assist in areas such as...

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Faculty of Business receives award

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Faculty of Business at UNB Saint John has received the Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre (SJMNRC) at their 7th annual Volunteer Appreciation event held on Friday, April 15, 2016. The award is a result of the Faculty of Business partnering with the SJMNRC on initiatives over the course of the last year, including: A strategic plan framework through an MBA internship; and A marketing plan project developed by Emin Civi’s...

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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two internationally recognized medical researchers, a decorated military officer, a medical student with a passion for global health initiatives and a lawyer committed to raising money for neonatal hospital care are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be saluted this week. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and one group at a gala dinner in Fredericton this Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. “The University of New Brunswick derives tremendous pride from the success of...

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Learning the benefits of effective team communication

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The second annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) simulation occurred recently in Saint John. The entire day facilitated hands-on learning between third-year UNB Saint John Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students and third year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Respiratory Therapy (RT) students – using simulation as a tool to assist students in learning the importance of effective communication amongst the health-care team. “Allowing students to learn with, and from, another health...

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UNB president welcomes Tuition Access Bursary

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Posted: April 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell welcomed the announcement from the provincial government today extending free tuition to students from low- and middle-income families in New Brunswick. “I think the province has done the right thing here,” Dr. Campbell said. “I’m delighted. When we’re trying to recruit students from low-income backgrounds, they are particularly concerned at the cost. This is aimed right at them and really allows us to say the cost is no longer an...

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Dr Thierry Chopin in São Paulo Brazil for the Monaco Blue Initiative

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Posted: April 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, was an invited panelist at the 7th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held in São Paulo, Brazil, April 3-4. MBI was launched in 2010 at the initiative of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco. It’s members meet annually to discuss...

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Professor to help choose short list of women for new bank note

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Posted: April 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Bank of Canada is looking for a new face to display on a bank note, and it's relying on the expertise of one UNB professor. Margaret Conrad, professor emerita at UNB, is one of seven on an advisory panel tasked with choosing five to seven women who could be on a newly designed Canadian bank note. Dr. Conrad, a historian specializing in Canadian history and women’s studies, was asked to join the panel when Merna Forster, who began the petition to put a woman on a bank note, suggested her...

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UNB honoured for being a top contributor to the United Way

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has earned a place in the top 10 of all United Way campaigns in the province. UNB was lauded at a recent ceremony held by the United Way at Government House in Fredericton for its efforts. UNB has been an active contributor to the charitable group’s campaigns for many years. The Fredericton campus has raised more than $62,685 in 2015 – ranking it sixth in central New Brunswick. “This is tremendous recognition of our people,” said Eddy Campbell, president and...

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UNB s BBA co-op gets the official thumbs up

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Posted: April 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The bachelor of business administration (BBA) co-operative education program on UNB’s Fredericton campus has been running for over 16 years, providing students with the opportunity to combine paid work experience with their coursework. The program has been highly regarded by both students and employers and has just been accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). CAFCE is the voice for post-secondary co-op programs in Canada, setting the standards for what...

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Seamark Asset Management president is 2016-2017 executive in residence for UNB Centre for Financial Studies

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Seamark Asset Management president Don Wishart, CFA, CMA, CPA, is executive in residence for the University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Financial Studies (CFS).  In this volunteer role, Mr. Wishart will provide regular mentoring throughout the year to the students enrolled in the Student Investment Fund (SIF) course, as well as to the Director of the CFS, Glenn Cleland. “I am very grateful for Don Wishart’s involvement,” said Cleland. “His expertise will be invaluable to me and our...

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UNB computer science research expo to feature Premier speakers from Israel

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting a major computer science research expo this week that will focus on opportunities in cybersecurity, featuring remarks from Premier Brian Gallant, the Israeli ambassador to Canada and a high-tech entrepreneur from Israel. The Faculty of Computer Science at UNB is hosting the 2016 Research Expo at the Wu Conference Centre in Fredericton on Friday, April 8. “The expo will feature leading industry, government and academic speakers sharing insights,...

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UNB partners with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum

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Posted: April 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is continuing to expand its reach internationally on the autism intervention training front through new partnerships in France. UNB has partnered with Université Blaise Pascale to license the autism intervention-programming curriculum, which will be re-designed for target employment in France. All developed curriculum will be co-shared for future opportunities of both institutions. “We are very proud of the reputation UNB has and continues to build and expand...

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UNB hosts free screening of feature length documentary The Millennial Dream

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Posted: April 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will be holding a free screening of the feature-length documentary The Millennial Dream on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 pm. The screening will take place in McLaggan Hall room 105 on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Filmmakers from Hemmings House Pictures, a media production company based in Saint John and Halifax, partnered with thought leaders and innovators in New Brunswick to create The Millennial Dream, a documentary exploring the values that may replace what...

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See literature in a new way through the work of Greek artist Nina Papaconstantinou

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Posted: April 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity, is hosting a free public lecture on the evolution of text copying and handwriting in the 21st century. The lecture, titled “A Curse To Thee, O Pen!” will be presented by Eleni Karavanidou on Monday April 4, in Carleton Hall 106. Ms. Karavanidou will explore the works of Nina Papaconstantinou, a Greek conceptual artist who, in the age of digital technology,...

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Celebrate art and community in Fredericton with the Fool s Gold Ball

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Posted: March 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of arts, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre and the Media Arts & Cultures (MAAC) Student Society invite you to a night of celebration at the Fool’s Gold Ball on April 1. The evening will feature performances from local bands Tortue, Sam Salmon and Van Lantz. UNB student artwork will be displayed, and local food and drink will be on hand for everyone’s enjoyment. It’s an idea that has been months in the making. “It sort of began back in September with...

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Award-winning author Carol Bruneau to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Award-winning author Carol Bruneau will read from her newest novel, These Good Hands on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Carol Bruneau is the author of four novels and two short fiction collections. Her first novel Purple for Sky won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to...

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Innovative students take home 9 100 in prizes after business pitch competition

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Some of the most promising and successful startups to come out of New Brunswick in recent years have emerged out of the Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) program at the University of New Brunswick – companies like SmartSkin Technologies, Go-Go Gymnastics, Resson Aerospace, HotSpot Merchant Solutions, SimpTek Technologies, and Castaway Golf Technologies. The program’s annual pitch competition has been a central force in propelling students’ innovative ideas into companies. Some 70...

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RC student returns after state dinner with Prime Minister Trudeau

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Alec Boudreau, a third-year Renaissance College student at the University of New Brunswick, never thought changing schools after being bullied as a kid would have such a positive impact on his life. Mr. Boudreau, originally from Alberta, has spent several years serving as a champion for the French language. This strong advocacy for Francophone Canadian youth recently landed him a seat at a state dinner in Ottawa hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 11, 2016. He enjoyed an exquisite...

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University of New Brunswick receives 250 000 donation from Sun Life Financial to provide diabetes prevention and care resources

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A $250,000 donation from Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) is helping the University of New Brunswick (UNB) launch the Sun Life Financial Living Well with Diabetes Initiative to assist those living with diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease. The donation is part of Sun Life Financial's Team Up Against Diabetes program, and is another step towards the company’s goal of preventing diabetes and its related complications. Sun Life Financial made the announcement...

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URec hosts giant Zumba class in support of the UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholars

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Posted: March 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB Queen Elizabeth II scholarship program has teamed up with URec to host the “biggest Zumba class ever” on Friday, April 1, in the Alberta Alumni Recreation Gymnasium at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The Zumba class will begin at 12:10 pm and all members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to participate. No membership is required; admission is by donation. Donations will go to helping the UNB 2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II scholars purchase medical supplies for our partners...

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UNB students showcase their work at 2nd Annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: March 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its second annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBEngDesign) on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 am to 5 pm. The symposium, one of the faculty’s premier annual events, will showcase the designs of 300 final-year engineering students in all disciplinary capstone design courses. This year, local governments, companies, or non-profit organizations are sponsoring approximately half of the...

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Award-winning Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to speak as part of Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the faculty of education and the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus are pleased to host a public talk by award-winning Canadian novelist and short story writer Joseph Boyden at Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a sacred pipe ceremony, the public talk will begin at 7 p.m. Of Anishinaabek (Ojibwe), Irish and Scottish roots, Joseph Boyden’s work...

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Global cyber-security based in New Brunswick UNB s role

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell Commentary Every day, headlines surrounding cybersecurity become grimmer, from attacks against power plants to hacks that can disable SUVs, to the loss of personal records in massive data breaches affecting retailers, hospitals, governments, universities and more. Credible entities put the global cost of cyberattacks at $400 billion last year, and predict losses exceeding $2.1 trillion by 2020. Global spending on cybersecurity reflects this growing threat, with the...

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Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti to host roundtable on Trans-Pacific Partnership at UNB

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Members of the UNB and Fredericton community are invited to a roundtable on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hosted by: Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, David Lametti March 30, 2016 | Roundtable: 4 - 5 pm Location: Carleton Hall, room 139; 19 Macauley Lane, UNB Fredericton campus The roundtable is part of the series of local consultations led by the Government of Canada, with provincial leaders, local industry...

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UNB reacts to federal budget

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Posted: March 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of Canada delivered Budget 2016 on Tuesday, outlining its most important fiscal priorities. UNB watched closely to determine the commitment of the new federal government to post-secondary issues and priorities.  Although programming details are not yet available, Budget 2016 appears to include several investments that may offer potential for a positive impact on UNB. Research and Innovation Budget 2016 aims to build Canada’s capacity for entrepreneurial activity.  The...

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UNB hosts New Brunswick announcement of 100 full-time positions in cybersecurity in Fredericton

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Posted: March 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “IBM is a leader in information technology and in cybersecurity. The expansion of its operations in New Brunswick means more valuable information technology jobs and a...

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Giller Prize-winning author Sean Michaels reads at UNB

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Canada Council for the Arts, the UNB Department of English, The Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Giller Prize-winning writer Sean Michaels. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Alumni Lounge, in the Alumni Memorial Building, on the UNB Fredericton campus. Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sean Michaels’s Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true life and loves of the famed Russian...

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LGBTQ identities explored in new video game

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A group of youth have developed a new video game about their experiences in the LGBTQ+ community as part of a dissertation by University of New Brunswick PhD candidate in sociology, Nathan Thompson. The game is called fade and explores the varied micro-aggressions that many members of the community deal with on a daily basis. It also deals with non-binary gender identities, something people may not be as familiar with. In fade, the player takes turns playing two different characters, each of...

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UNB to hold 2nd annual Powwow

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Posted: March 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Wednesday April 6, 2016, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the 2nd annual UNB Powwow: “Dancing Towards Reconciliation” at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 12 to 5 p.m. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. This year, MWC has chosen to focus its theme on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in an effort to garner support and emphasize the importance of working towards implementing the TRC’s...

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Hopping about math

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Saint John’s Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Promise Partnership recently hosted the 2016 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator. Founded in 1991 in France, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian...

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UNB researcher nabs innovation prize for pioneering work on energy systems

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s leading applied researchers. “I am truly humbled by this award,” Dr. Chang said. “I think the award is a recognition of the research achievements...

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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This fall, the University of New Brunswick will begin offering an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program. The UNB ABA Certificate Program is the first program of its kind in Atlantic Canada that meets the coursework requirements needed to apply for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) assistant level examination. The program can be completed via distance education or at UNB’s Fredericton campus. UNB is one of few Canadian universities to offer the certification both...

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UNB skates to CIS men s hockey gold

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Posted: March 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds captured the CIS University Cup crown with a 3-1 win over the rival StFX X-Men in the gold medal game Sunday night at Scotiabank Centre. Last March, on the same Halifax ice surface, UNB claimed silver medals, after dropping a decision to the Alberta Golden Bears. This season, they took that final golden step. "The whole year we didn't want to ever have that feeling again," Varsity Reds' defenseman Jordan Murray said, on the ice during the...

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A year of sustainability at UNB s Fredericton campus

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Did you know that in the last year, the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus saved enough water to fill the an average Fredericton water tower 74 times? This is just one example of how UNB’s Fredericton campus is working to be environmentally sustainable. UNB Fredericton’s Facilities Management Sustainability Program has recently launched the first issue of The Green Review, an annual publication that showcase’s environmentally sustainable initiatives on campus. The Green Review...

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Renaissance College students to share results of social impact activities

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Posted: March 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the past seven months, students from the faculty of leadership studies at Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects. They will share the results of this work at the Renaissance College Leadership Program Symposium of Social Impact on Tuesday, March 22. “The Community Problem Solving and Research Project course takes our students out of the classroom so they can develop leadership and complex problem solving skills through community...

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Kinesiology professor named President of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick s board of directors

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Mary McKenna, professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and acting assistant dean in the school of graduate studies, has recently been named President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors. Dr. McKenna joined the Heart and Stoke Foundation of New Brunswick’s board of directors in 2008. She is a registered dietitian with a longstanding commitment to heart health; focusing much of her research and volunteer work on promoting...

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Pamela Palmater to deliver annual Nels Anderson lecture

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer, author, social justice activist, and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, will present the 2016 Nels Anderson Lecture. Her is talk titled “Sovereignty changes everything: understanding Canada’s commitment to nation-to-nation relations with First Nations”. The department of sociology and the law in society program will host the lecture on Monday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in Carleton Hall room, 106. “Dr. Palmater’s work and her upcoming lecture are...

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President of Toastmasters International to recognize UNB MBA students

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President of Toastmasters International will be visiting MBA students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to recognize their speaking accomplishments. The students enrolled in the MBA professional development class have just completed a program through Toastmasters International called Speechcraft. The MBA professional development class is part of the first year of the MBA program at UNB Fredericton and features a different industry leader or business expert each week...

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four University of New Brunswick Fredericton engineering students are designing a process which could see pulp manufacturers increase production. The students – Chris McNamara, Alaina Seymour, Lincoln Esau, and Jason Hearn – are designing the process as part of their senior chemical engineering course. The process is intended to help pulp manufacturers extract lignin from wood chips and repurpose it as a biofuel. Lignin is essentially glue that holds wood chips together. By dissolving the...

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UNB student-consultants tackle youth engagement in New Brunswick

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Posted: March 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Empowering children to speak up and then listening to what they have to say – it’s one of the most effective ways to advocate for the rights of youth. Four students from UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton are helping the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate’s Office (CYA) do just that. Lawyers and social workers at the CYA work to ensure that New Brunswick institutions and policies are in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. For the past seven...

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Author Sean Michaels to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series on Saint John campus

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Posted: March 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Author Sean Michaels will read from Us Conductors on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Sean Michaels co-founded the music blog Said the Gramophone and writes for a wide range of publications including the Guardian and McSweeney’s. He has won two National Magazine Awards, as well as being the only author to win a Scotiabank Giller prize for a first novel. Us Conductors is a book of longing and electricity, steeped in beauty, wonder and heartbreak. From his...

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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The President’s Awards, now in their 16th year, honour staff and faculty members for their contributions to UNB. President’s Medals for 2016 will be presented to Ed Biden and Dave Morell of UNB’s Fredericton campus. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research and/or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at UNB and in the community, that is related to university functions. The Fredericton recipients are...

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It’s been a decade of launching local businesses for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME). TME at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its 10th annual Student Pitch Competition on Thursday, March 17 at the Wu Centre. Student entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the audience, which is comprised of judges, the public, and their fellow students. They pitch for three minutes each, followed by a three-minute question and answer period. Thirty new...

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Wear Your Label launches DEFINE campaign to showcase reality of mental illness

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Posted: March 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A Fredericton-based clothing company is launching a new campaign to highlight the reality of mental illnesses and disorders. Wear Your Label, co-founded by Renaissance College graduate Kayley Reed, is working with Lance Blakney and Dee Wilkie for the project. Mr. Blakney is an alumnus of UNB Fredericton and works for the university’s media services department. Mr. Blakney and Wear Your Label first teamed up in 2015, when he shot behind-the-scenes footage of how the clothing company operates....

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UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute receives 100 000 for wild Atlantic salmon conservation research through the Bud and Peggy Bird Fund

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Posted: March 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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As chairman emeritus of the Miramichi Salmon Association, J. W. Bud Bird (LLD ’87) is an enthusiastic salmon angler and conservationist, as was his late wife Peggy, who passed away in 2013. His donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick will help ensure that the mystery of declining wild Atlantic salmon stocks continues to be addressed by research in order to restore their numbers and secure their habitat for the future. The Bud and Peggy Bird...

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Students at nine universities across Atlantic Canada are checking their moods this March

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Posted: March 10, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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From March 14-25, students at participating universities are encouraged to use the MoodCheck app to track their moods. Twice a day, at random times, their phone will prompt them to check in and enter their mood, the activity they are taking part in, where they are, and who they are with. “The goal of this challenge is to motivate students to be mindful about how the things they do affect the way they feel,” said Dr. Peter Cornish, director, Student Wellness and Counselling Centre, Memorial...

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Author Michelle Butler Hallett reads from This Marlowe

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Canada Council for the Arts, UNB's department of English, the Fiddlehead, and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a reading by Michelle Butler Hallett at 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Set in 1593, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe reveals two rival spymasters plotting to control succession after Queen Elizabeth’s death. Their schemes depend on Christopher Marlowe, a cobbler’s son from...

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Students Strive to Change the Story at YES Atlantic summit

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Posted: March 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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What do you get when you have 27 students who are motivated to make a change in the region? YES Atlantic, a two-day summit designed to help "Change the Story" of Atlantic Canada, is a result of planning and preparation by some of New Brunswick’s most passionate students who are eager to change the narrative of this region. Every year, the Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Student Ambassadors host their Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, YES Atlantic, to engage their fellow students with entrepreneurship...

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Dr Roger Saul on why we should pay attention to Hollywood s portrayal of schooling

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Roger Saul as part of its colloquium series. Dr. Saul will present his talk The Hollywood Syllabus: How Popular Movies Depict Schooling, and Why Paying Attention to Them Matters, on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm in room 356 at Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The lecture’s central premise is that popular films are pedagogical – they are cultural and historical artifacts that can be mined for the meanings they infer about...

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Josie McKinney presents on Identifying and Responding To Racism and Discrimination within our Public Institutions

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Atlantic at the University of New Brunswick, Under One Sky Head Start, New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development and the faculty of criminology and criminal justice’s women’s studies and gender studies program at St. Thomas University are pleased to present Josie McKinney, crown attorney for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, who will speak on identifying and responding to racism and discrimination in public institutions. This public...

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Pieces of the Past The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and the Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis at the UNB Art Centre

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Posted: March 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The UNB Art Centre is pleased to announce the second exhibition of its 75th Anniversary celebration, Pieces of the Past: The Rug Designs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod & The Puppet Theatre of Lucy Jarvis which runs from March 18 through May 13, 2016. The exhibition will open with the launch of Roslyn Rosenfeld’s book Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life on March 18 from 5 – 7 pm A joint publication of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Goose Lane Editions, copies of the book will be available for sale at...

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Engineering students crossing off tasks on time-sensitive bridge redesign

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Posted: March 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Redesigning and realigning part of a bridge is a daunting task, one that engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are up for. The senior civil engineering group, consisting of Mitchell Conrad, Amirnezam Fahkroo, Shaopei Duan, Chris Barrett, and Arianne Basuel, is working to redesign and realign the northern approach of the Tobique River Bridge.  There are many varied interests and constrains the group has to take into consideration for this particular project. Time plays a big...

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Labour and Employment Board asks UNB to reinstate women s varsity hockey team revisit Gender Equity Policy

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Posted: March 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board has issued a decision compelling UNB to reinstate a varsity women’s hockey team and to revisit the UNB Gender Equity Policy. This decision is the result of a lengthy legal process that first began in 2009. One year prior to that, on March 12, 2008, UNB announced that six of the then 14 varsity sports teams on the Fredericton campus would be reclassified as club teams, including women’s hockey. On March 2009, a complaint was filed under the New...

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Greg Marquis publishes book on the history of policing in Canada

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Greg Marquis, professor of history in the Department of History and Politics at UNB Saint John, has published a book on the history of policing in Canada entitled The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (Fernwood Publishing, 2016). In The Vigilant Eye, Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of social history, legal history and criminology. The book begins with the English and Irish roots of...

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UNB welcomes new writer-in-residence Naomi K Lewis

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Posted: March 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick recently welcomed award-winning author Naomi K. Lewis as writer-in-residence in the English department. Ms. Lewis is an editor, teacher and award-winning writer based in Calgary. Ms. Lewis wrote her 2008 novel Cricket in a Fist while she was a graduate student at UNB. Her 2012 story collection won Enfield & Wizenty's Colophon Prize and was shortlisted for two Alberta book awards. Her non-fiction has been shortlisted for provincial and national magazine awards....

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Aboriginal law being discussed at UNB s Ivan C Rand Memorial lecture

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick faculty of law is hosting its 22nd Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture Wednesday, Mar. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Canada’s Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows, in the Mary Louise Lynch Room in UNB Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. Dr. Borrows' lecture title is "A Critique and Application of Rights: The Indian Act and Self-Government.” Dr. Borrows, B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Hons.)(Dalhousie)...

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Faculty of arts welcomes the public for Open Classrooms 2016

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Posted: February 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind closed classroom doors in the faculty of arts, now’s your chance to find out. As part of Arts Expo 2016 – Open Classrooms, the faculty of arts at UNB Fredericton is opening close to 30 different classes to the public on March 1 and 2, 2016. UNB has a long informal history of inviting community members into the classroom, but this is the second year that the faculty of arts has come together to offer a block of open classes over a specific period of...

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UNB s David Lentz recognized for contribution to geoscience profession

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Posted: February 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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David Lentz, earth sciences professor and Economic Geology Chair at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the Loring W. Bailey Award. The L.W. Bailey Award is the most prestigious award a professional geoscientist can receive from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). Presented at APEGNB’s annual general meeting that took place on Feb. 18 and 19, the L.W. Bailey award recognizes outstanding service and contribution to both the...

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The future is smaller as far as smart and sustainable goes

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Posted: February 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The German government is investing billions in smart city technologies as a driver of economic growth, including renewable energy and smart mobility, and is reimagining scale while doing so. Water will be treated mainly at building or neighbourhood levels, not municipal. Seamless intermodal connectivity at the local level will be key to sustainable transportation. Energy needs will be met entirely from small-scale investments at the building- or community level, relying heavily on solar, wind...

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars for 2016-2017. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a four-year (2015-2019) total of $499,500. With this funding, UNB students will be able to complete a three-month internship related to...

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URec hosting cyclethon in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick

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Posted: February 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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URec at the University of New Brunswick will host the fourth annual cyclethon in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick on Feb. 26, 2016. All are welcome to participate in any of the 13 classes being held throughout the day, no membership required. For the second year in a row, URec is offering cyclists the chance to earn up to 50 per cent off a four-month or one year URec membership. Participants will earn 10 per cent off membership price for each class they...

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UNB to hold series of creativity and innovation tours of unique spaces on Fredericton campus

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Posted: February 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting a series of creativity and innovation tours on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tour destinations include: The UNB Art Centre, The Pond Deshpande Centre, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, UNB Media Lab, The Mi'kmaq- Wolastoqey Centre and more. Each tour will meet at the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Participants will visit the locations and hear from staff about what happens in that particular...

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Phillip Crymble Gerard Beirne and R W Gray celebrate book launches

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s department of English, The Fiddlehead and the UNB Bookstore are pleased to invite you to a triple-decker celebration of the book launches of Phillip Crymble, Gerard Beirne and R.W. Gray. The event will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. Phillip Crymble's first full-length collection, Not Even Laughter, explores the work and sensibilities of those whose ideas and visions have been long...

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Scholarships for international placements totalling 180 000 awarded at UNB

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to more than $180,000 provided through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, students from the University of New Brunswick will be able to get hands-on experience in their field of study while earning academic credit. The Connected Learning Across the Commonweath program, UNB’s dedicated chapter of the national scholarship program, is in its second year of distributing funding. In 2016-2017 it will provide scholarships valued at approximately $182,500, with a...

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UNB prof develops novel exercise program for overweight Canadians

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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A University of New Brunswick kinesiology professor is recruiting participants for a study to see if her new exercise program can get people who don’t like exercise to be active. Danielle Bouchard has developed a program called Resistance+ that she’s hoping will help people overcome the barriers that most overweight Canadians cite for not exercising - lack of time and lack of enjoyment. “Unfortunately, only about 13 per cent of overweight Canadian adults currently reach Canadian Physical...

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UNB professor to deliver public lecture about Einstein s ripples

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Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Einstein called it in 1916, but until this month no one was able to prove it. On Feb. 4, a group of more than 1,000 scientists confirmed they detected gravitational waves after decades of searching. Sanjeev Seahra, professor of mathematical physics at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the free public lecture about this discovery on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 pm in Room 146 of Bailey Hall, UNB Fredericton. News stories about Einstein’s ripples recently dominated international news and...

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Commentary Flag s story should become more widely appreciated

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Flag's story should become more widely appreciated Constantine Passaris Feb. 15, 1965, was a very special day in Canada's history. On that day, Canada adopted a new flag. The red maple leaf that today flies on the rooftops and is unfurled at official ceremonies became Canada's official standard on that day. This year our flag marks its 51st anniversary. However, the story behind the inspiration, the origins and the design of the Canadian flag is not widely known. As our...

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Commentary Rivers Institute puts science into action

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Rivers Institute puts science into action Rick Cunjak Our mission at the Canadian Rivers Institute is to ‘make every river a healthy river.’ As vision statements go, it sounds simple enough. In practise, it’s an incredibly complex undertaking - but it’s one of the reasons our institute has remained at the forefront of river science around the world, and why we’re proud to celebrate our 15th anniversary this month. Hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s campuses in Saint John...

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Inside the resettlement process A town hall on how refugees come to Canada

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society will hold a public information session on the refugee resettlement process on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 pm at the J. Kent Auditorium in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. This town hall event is the follow-up event to the Jan. 26 public information session on the history of the Syrian civil war and the problem of IS. Major Drew Willis will speak about his experience working with...

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UNB Law students host conference to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The International Humanitarian Law and the Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference was held on Friday, Feb.12 in the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s Ludlow Hall. The UNB International Law Society, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, hosts a conference every year to create a forum to discuss the foundations of the international humanitarian law and the necessity and application of laws which limit both the methods and the means of armed conflict. “Every year the conference is about...

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Visiting McCain Scholar Dr Chen-Fen Yvonne Chen presents on aging populations long-term care and a migrant workforce

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Posted: February 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Chen-Fen (Yvonne) Chen, a Harrison McCain Foundation visiting professor from Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University will present a colloquium on Feb. 19, 2016, from 3:30 – 5 pm at Keirstead Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The title of her presentation will be: “Insider or outsider: Does it matter? A study on the situations and policies affecting migrant care workers in Taiwan’s long-term care system from an occupational segregation perspective.” Dr. Chen is currently collaborating with Dr....

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BizED2025 Business education in the 21st Century

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday February 19 Carlisle Institute in partnership with UNB Saint John will be hosting the fourth and final BizEd2025 symposium, Summit 2016 - exploring the need for change in university business education and the increasing global challenges facing our province. ”We have made a few changes to the format for this fourth and final symposium,” explains Dr. Greg Fleet assistant dean of the faculty of business on the Saint John campus and co-organizer. The event duration will now be 2.5...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates 75th anniversary

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Posted: February 17, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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In 2016, the UNB Art Centre will celebrate its 75th anniversary by reflecting on the contributions of the many individuals and circumstances that have made the Art Centre such an important part of the cultural, artistic and educational communities at UNB and across Fredericton and area. A series of events and exhibitions are planned to help commemorate the occasion, including films, lectures, and live theatre. To launch the festivities, from Jan. 22 to March 11, the UNB Art Centre will...

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Approach for the evolution of aquaculture practices featured at the Seafood Fusion Festival in Brest France

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November 21-22, and incorporated all aspects of sea farming from water to table. The Seafood Fusion Festival...

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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

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Posted: February 16, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole O’Byrne has been selected as a CETL visiting scholar as part of her sabbatical program (January to June 2016). Nicole is an associate professor at the faculty of law where she teaches Criminal Law, Evidence and Aboriginal Peoples and the Law. An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, Dr. O’Byrne has presented at many regional and national post-secondary education conferences and has served as the...

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UNB researcher examines link between violence and heart health

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Posted: February 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Can heartbreak cause heart disease? UNB assistant professor Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey’s research is some of the first to examine the link between women who have experienced violence and their heart health. Dr. Scott-Storey was interested to see if women who have experienced violence, are at a higher risk for heart disease. It’s a topic that’s garnering a lot of interest these days. Violence is so widespread that it has become an area of research for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Emera New Brunswick donates 150 000 to UNB Saint John bursary program

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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With a generous donation of $150,000, Emera New Brunswick is increasing its investment in graduates of Hazen White-St. Francis School who are attending the University of New Brunswick. The gift will further enhance the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary, which is awarded on the basis of financial need to UNB students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis. The recipients must have attended the Hazen White-St. Francis School and participated in the UNB...

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Handwritten skills for the digital age UNB Libraries Introduction to Palaeography

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Libraries is holding a two-part palaeography session on the Fredericton campus to teach techniques and strategies students can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts. This is the first time that UNB Libraries will hold a workshop on palaeography, or the study of old handwritten documents. Library assistant Dr. Leah Grandy came up with the idea for the session after noticing increased difficulty among students working to transcribe New Brunswick county court records, an ongoing...

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Making every river a healthy river UNB s Canadian Rivers Institute celebrates 15 years

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. Since launching in 2001, the CRI has become internationally recognized as the go-to source for advancing river, estuary, and watershed sciences and ecological sustainability. It is a collaboration of researchers at UNB Fredericton and Saint John with a mandate to develop the aquatic science needed to understand, protect and sustain water resources for the region, nation, and the...

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UNB alumnus pledges support for law students

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Giving something back to UNB through support for its students matters to respected law graduate Vaughn MacLellan (LLB ’95). He and his wife, Tiffany, recently committed $100,000 to enhance the MacLellan Family Scholarship, which they created to support and encourage accomplished law students who are assuming volunteer leadership positions within UNB's faculty of law, the University or the larger community. Vaughn knows something about leadership. As a lawyer practicing in the areas of...

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UNB researcher rules out spacetime structures in new research

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of space and time. Dr. Husain’s research in this paper considers the question of whether the deep structure of space and time violates Einstein’s Special...

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UNB students creating golf prosthesis for above-elbow amputees

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Posted: February 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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It hasn’t been a hole-in-one for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) students creating a golf prosthesis to help amputees, but this year they’re looking to sink the putt. Trevor Scott and Lucas Pupek, mechanical engineering students at UNB Fredericton, are two in a long line of students who have attempted to design and create a device that allows above-elbow amputees to hold onto and swing a golf club. Devices exist for below-elbow amputees, but this prosthetic device is intended for...

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Three Canada Research Chairs announced for UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three University of New Brunswick professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), reinforcing UNB’s presence as a research leader in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Karen Kidd, Dr. Scott Pavey and Dr. Bruce Balcom have each been awarded one of the prestigious research chairs, one of the nation’s highest research honours. “These are outstanding researchers and leaders in their fields – so clearly deserving of such high national recognition. Their pioneering work is a tremendous example of the...

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Studying dangers of one-handed cell phone use personal for UNB researcher

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Posted: February 4, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Modern technology and all its convenience also brings with it new health risks. The awkward or uncomfortable experience of texting with one hand could actually cause injury. Rachelle Bernier, a first-year biomechanical engineering graduate student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is currently studying repetitive strain injury (RSI) to uncover health implications associated with one-handed texting. Early findings suggest the more one-handed texting a person does, the worse the RSI...

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Award-winning poet writer and journalist Shannon Webb-Campbell to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Shannon Webb-Campbell will read from Still No Word on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Whitebone Lounge in the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre. Shannon Webb-Campbell is an award-winning poet, writer and journalist of mixed Aboriginal ancestry. She is the inaugural winner of EGALE Canada’s Out in Print Award and was the Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2014 critic-in-residence.  Webb-Campbell brings a fresh perspective to her poetry. The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and...

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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Welcome to the Year of Creativity - an interdisciplinary collaboration that stretches across faculties, departments and centres at UNB as well as across community organizations in Fredericton. This academic year (Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2016) has been designated the Year of Creativity and features a wide range of events to raise the visibility of creative practices taking place on UNB’s Fredericton campus and across the province as a whole. Creativity is a set of skills that allow us to think...

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick held the fourth annual Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture: “Celebrating Language Carriers” on Jan. 28. UNB’s first Elder-in-Residence, Gwen Bear was an avid speaker, language and culture teacher; one of her great ambitions was to see more youth speaking the Wolastoqey language. Previous lectures have featured speakers and former students whose lives were significantly influenced by Elder Gwen Bear. This year, the lecture featured...

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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Posted: February 2, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell expressed relief that the province was able to protect education, including universities, in today’s budget. “Government was faced with many tough choices as it deals with the fiscal reality facing the province,” said Dr. Campbell. “There is no doubt that the impact of this budget on our university could have been much worse.” Measures in the budget affecting post-secondary education include: A freeze on university operating grants; A cap...

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A breakthrough in Big Image Data

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Researchers on our Saint John campus have been collaborating with Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School to find an efficient way to search biomedical images. Dr. Chris Baker, computer science department chair, and Ahmad Bukhari, PhD student, were approached by fellow researchers from Yale Medical School interested in collaborating on finding a way to unlock information associated with, and contained in, biomedical images. “Searching for biomedical images is challenging,” says...

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Esri Canada to open GIS Centres of Excellence at UNB and York University

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Posted: February 1, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Centres will promote collaborative and innovative use of geographic technology for research and learning across disciplines Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, has named the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and York University (York) to its growing network of GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education. The network of centres increases the opportunity for students and faculty to apply GIS software for research and learning, as well as...

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UNB law prof helps make private Syrian refugee sponsorship easier for NBers

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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New Brunswick residents who are interested in assisting with the refugee crisis will soon have more support at their disposal. Thanks to the leadership of UNB law professor Hilary Young, a new chapter of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) will launch in New Brunswick. The program brings together pro bono lawyers, law students, and sponsorship experts to offer support to those looking to privately sponsor refugees. On Feb. 1, 2016, UNB’s faculty of law will host an SSP training...

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UNB s newly renovated data centre builds the foundation for the next level of shared IT Services in NB PEI higher education

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Posted: January 29, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


UNB’s refurbished data centre, located on the Fredericton campus, provides secure, reliable, economical and sustainable IT facilities for the higher education sector. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated data centre on Tuesday, February 2, at 9 a.m. The event will include a site tour, photographs and brief message from UNB President, Dr. Eddy Campbell. Featuring fully redundant power, modern cooling systems, networking and data storage,...

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NB Power Siemens and UNB launch network to spur innovation

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are providing local and global companies with a new testing platform to drive innovation and support business ideas for development and export to world energy markets. The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today. “The federal government is committed to supporting innovation that helps to fight climate change and promote sustainable growth,” said Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister...

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University of New Brunswick hosting annual career fair

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Posted: January 28, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Fredericton is hosting its annual Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, from 10 am to 3 pm. Students and alumni from UNB, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are invited to meet with more than 50 companies from the province and beyond. For the second career fair this year, UNB is partnering with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to offer...

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New EarthView3D technology developed at UNB

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Posted: January 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


University of New Brunswick researcher, Yun Zhang, is no stranger to Google Maps. In 2000, he participated in a Street View project led by YC Lee that resulted in Google Street View. Now he’s invented what he hopes will be the next generation of Google Maps called EarthView3D. Dr. Zhang is a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing in UNB’s faculty of engineering. He says there are many benefits to 3D maps and he’s hoping to see 3D technology become more mainstream in the...

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Dr Marcea Ingersoll presents Tales from the Journey of International Teaching

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB Fredericton’s faculty of education is proud to present Dr. Marcea Ingersoll as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. In this talk “Tales from the Journey of International Teaching”, Dr. Ingersoll will share research stories about Canadian educators and the journey of international teaching. The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. for this free lecture. The event takes place in Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Dr., UNB, in room 356.You will...

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Gwynne Dyer to deliver annual Graham Lecture Don t Panic But You Can Worry a Little

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Posted: January 25, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gwynne Dyer will deliver the annual Dominick S. Graham Memorial Lecture, “Don’t Panic – But You Can Worry a Little”, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the J. Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Born in Newfoundland, Dyer received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a PhD in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 22, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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We are pleased to provide you with an update on the public health issue at UNB Fredericton involving a student who was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Public Health has reported that an infectious disease specialist in Moncton, who was consulted with on this case, believes that it’s very unlikely that the UNB student who was diagnosed was ever contagious. That said, Public Health is still proceeding with its investigation as a precautionary measure. The university will continue to work with...

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Internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar to deliver Pacey lecture

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Posted: January 21, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Events , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto will deliver the 2016 W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Dr. Kamboureli is an internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar and the author of many groundbreaking publications. She will present “Money Stories from Qamani'tauq: Art, Modernity, and the Canadian State” on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley...

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The problem of ISIS and the Syrian Civil War Public information session

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is eager to do our part to help refugees settle into our community. We are currently working with the Multicultural Association of Fredericton (MCAF) and other community groups on a coordinated effort. Dr. Cindy Brown, Program Coordinator and Communications Manager for UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society has organized a public information session at the Wu Conference Centre, 6 Duffie Drive, UNB Fredericton on Jan. 26, at 7 pm to educate the...

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UNB alumnus named ambassador to the United States

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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David MacNaughton, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named Canadian ambassador to the United States. A business leader, political strategist and strategy consultant, Mr. MacNaughton is currently chairman of StrategyCorp Inc. The appointment will see Mr. MacNaughton, a 1971 bachelor of arts graduate, attempt to improve Canada-U.S. relations, while dealing with ongoing issues such as international trade and the environment. “We are so pleased for David, and offer our...

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


As a follow up to the message sent to the UNB community on Friday, Jan 15 regarding a student on our Fredericton campus diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), we would like to provide you with the following update. The University has cooperated fully with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. We have assisted Public Health in establishing a list of those that could have potentially been in contact with the affected person, including students, professors and some...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick has learned that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). The University is cooperating with Fredericton’s Public Health Office in their investigation and management of this case. We are assisting Public Health in establishing a list of those who could have potentially been in contact with the affected person, including students, professors and some staff. The student is a member of the residence community and is...

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Madison Long receives SRC Leadership Award

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Madison Long is a well-known name around the UNB Saint John campus. Not only for her superior performance on the pitch, but for the academics, extra-curricular involvement, and volunteer work. The 4th year women’s soccer star, currently in her 4th year of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education program was awarded with the UNB Saint John Students’ Representative Council (SRC) Leadership Award. The SRC Leadership Award is awarded annually on the recommendation of the UNB Saint John SRC...

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UNB research could result in cheaper more eco-friendly solar power

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Posted: January 15, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Thanks to a new finding by University of New Brunswick chemical engineering researcher and Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology, Felipe Chibante, solar energy could be produced much cheaper and with a smaller environmental footprint. A world-leader in nanotechnology, Dr. Chibante and his team of UNB students and staff have developed a method to produce a type of carbon used in solar cells for much less money than has been traditionally required. At roughly $15,000 per kilogram, Dr....

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Commentary Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Commentary: Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement  Constantine Passaris Canada has always had a soft spot for refugees. Refugee movements have shaped Canada’s history, empowered its economy, defined its social fabric and influenced its political direction. It all started with the arrival of the Loyalists to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1783 seeking a safe haven from the American Revolution. They were followed in the 19th century by the Poles, Ukranians and European Jews fleeing from...

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Dietitian Anna Jackson joins Student Health Centre

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Student Health Centre is pleased to welcome registered dietitian Anna Jackson to the team. A graduate of the Applied Human Nutrition Program from Mount Saint Vincent University, her experience is based in community, clinical and administrative settings. Jackson is a member of the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians and Dietitians of Canada. Dietitian services at the Student Health Centre include both one-on-one counselling as well as campus-based nutrition programs. Jackson provides...

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Recognizing teaching excellence

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Departmental and faculty teaching awards UNB Saint John’s faculty of science, applied science & engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were recently presented at Faculty Council on November 30, 2015 by Dean Ruth Shaw. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: John Johnson (biological sciences), Nancy Logue (nursing & health sciences), Connie Stewart (computer science & applied statistics), Tim Alderson (mathematical sciences), Phil...

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UNB s Writer-in-Residence Naomi K Lewis and author Mark Anthony Jarman to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 14, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB’s Writer-in-Residence Naomi K. Lewis will read from I Know Who You Remind Me Of and Shy: An Anthology and author Mark Anthony Jarman will read from Knife Party at the Hotel Europa on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. This year’s UNB Writer-in-Residence, Naomi K. Lewis lives in Calgary where she writes, edits and teaches. She co-edited the popular 2013 collection of essays, entitled Shy: An Anthology, and co-wrote Spencer Beach’s bestselling 2010 memoir, In...

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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

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Posted: January 12, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Caleb Grove (BSCE Mechanical, 2015), has begun a project through his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems, to develop sustainable energy systems for use in rural Africa. Mr. Grove and his family moved from New Brunswick to Cameroon when he was eight years old. Three years later they settled into the small rural community of Bambalang, in the mountainous North-West region of the country. Mr. Grove says that growing up in the area and being accepted by the...

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Air Canada creates scholarship honouring former Chairman President and CEO Claude Taylor

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Posted: January 11, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Air Canada is investing $100,000 at the University of New Brunswick over the next 5 years to create a scholarship in honour of its former Chairman, President and CEO Claude Taylor (DCL ’80). Born in Salisbury, NB in 1925, Claude Taylor was a proud New Brunswicker. His career in the aviation industry spanned from 1949 to 1992, beginning as a passenger agent with TCA in Moncton. He was appointed president and CEO of Air Canada in 1976 and was also chairman of the board from 1984 until 1992....

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UNB economic class talks money with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

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Posted: January 7, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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Approximately15 University of New Brunswick fourth-year economics students took part in a Google Hangout with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau yesterday to discuss their priorities in this year’s upcoming federal budget. UNB was among eight universities across the country to participate in the Google Hangout where several university students posed questions to Minister Morneau about issues concerning them. “It was really exciting to have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the...

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UNB Saint John honours retirees faculty and staff

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Posted: January 5, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

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At a recent holiday reception UNB Saint John honoured retirees, faculty and staff for their invaluable service. Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (FEAT) recipients: Leslie Jeffrey, faculty of arts, department of history and politics Lee Jolliffe, faculty of business, hospitality and tourism Li-Hong Xu, faculty of science, applied science and engineering, department of physics Recipients of the 25-year service award: Louis Belanger, faculty of arts, department of humanities and...

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CS Square Pitch Competition encourages students to make their ideas a reality

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB’s Computing Science Creative Space Centre (CS Square) held their Student Pitch Competition recently, awarding three prizes for the top business ideas. The Student Pitch Competition has become increasingly popular among computer science students this year, with the number of submissions doubling those of last year. Rizwan Ali, master of computer science student, won first place in the competition for “Know Your Child”, an app that helps parents identify symptoms of mental illness their...

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Three faculty in UNB s department of political science release books

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Posted: December 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB's department of political science recently honoured three of its faculty members who have newly published books. Postcolonial Struggles for a Democratic Southern Africa, published by Routledge, was co-edited by Carolyn Bassett, UNB associate professor in the department of political science, and Marlea Clarke, University of Victoria assistant professor in the department of political science. The book examines the ongoing struggle for a truly democratic political practice in Southern Africa...

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Engagement survey ranks UNB high in collaborative learning and quality of interactions

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Posted: December 15, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Undergraduate students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) outrank their Canadian peers when it comes to markers like collaborative learning and quality of interactions, according to recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE results ranked undergraduate students at UNB’s Fredericton campus among the top ten per cent of all institutions in North America in terms of engaging with fellow students and collaborative learning. At the Saint John campus, UNB...

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

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Posted: December 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


UNB students are putting their stress on pause with some friendly paws. Students on UNB campuses had the chance to take a break from studying by petting some furry faces this week.  In Fredericton, students came to the end of semester De-Stress Fest Dog Room, which was held for two days in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Students on the Saint John campus cuddled up to some therapy dogs in the foyer of the Ward Chipman Library. The dogs were all volunteers from Saint John Ambulance and...

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UNB Fredericton marks White Ribbon Day

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Posted: December 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Women in Engineering Society, University Women’s Centre and the faculty of engineering invite the public to join them in marking White Ribbon Day – a national day of remembrance and action on violence against women. This is an annual event commemorating the victims of the Montreal Massacre. This year the commemoration will also look towards the future of women in technology and engineering. The event will be held from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm on Friday, December...

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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

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Posted: November 30, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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An international celebration of philanthropy came to UNB for the first time on Dec. 1.  Over 100 donors participated in the 24-hour Alumni Annual Giving Program event, fundraising for scholarships and bursaries, library resources and other opportunities for students.   GivingTuesday began in 2012 and is now celebrated in 68 countries, including Canada. Approximately 26,000 global partners, like UNB, are dedicating this day to appreciating and encouraging philanthropy that directly benefits...

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Not all lobsters are the same

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB researchers are once again at the forefront of research with the discovery of small but unequivocal genetic differences among Atlantic Canada lobsters. The research, from a five-year study led by Dr. Rémy Rochette, a marine evolutionary ecologist from the Saint John campus, could shed light on the way lobsters are connected and possibly impact the future management of stocks. The five-year study involved input from more than 500 fishermen and sampling over more than 2,500 "boat days" in...

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UNB partners with TD and Chalmers Hospital Foundation to host Time Treasure Talent Canadian Women in Philanthropy

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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TD Wealth (TD), in partnership with the Chalmers Hospital Regional Foundation and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) recently hosted a panel discussion entitled “Time, Treasure, Talent: Canadian Women and Philanthropy” at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The event was inspired by a research report commissioned by TD, entitled Time, Treasure and Talent: Canadian Women and Philanthropy. The report is the first in Canada to look specifically at the relationship between...

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UNB sponsors awards at US-Canada Science Symposium

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Posted: November 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Scientists, academia and industry spent three days of plenary sessions, discussions and debates at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem, A U.S.-Canada Science Symposium, held in Charlottetown, PEI in early November. The event focused on the changes on seasonality issues, uncertainty in the marketplace and fishery vulnerabilities. UNB was thrilled to sponsor awards presented to the following students at the event: Oral presentations: First place ($250 prize): Noah Oppenheim...

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Crime prevention award received

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Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured recently for their crime prevention efforts at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. Our very own Dr. Mary Ann Campbell was presented with a certificate of recognition for her work as a member of the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety’s Roundtable on Crime and Public Safety. The Roundtable was recognized for the proactive work they...

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UNB alumnus presents Steve Jobs vs the Measles

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Posted: November 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Kumanan Wilson will present a lunch and learn session, entitled “Steve Jobs vs the Measles: The Transformative Impact of Mobile Technologies on Public Health”, Friday, Nov. 27 at noon in the Chancellor’s Room of the Wu Conference Centre. Dr. Wilson is a senior scientist in the clinical epidemiology program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a professor of medicine at University of Ottawa. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond...

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2015 Business Awards Dinner to recognize 515 680 in scholarships

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Posted: November 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The faculty of business administration's 28th Annual Business Awards dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2015, in UNB Fredericton’s Student Union Building. This is the most prestigious event of the faculty’s calendar – an evening to showcase students' success, recognize successful alumni and show appreciation to donors and friends. The event is also an interesting opportunity for students to meet alumni and learn about their experiences and achievements, as well as...

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UNB computer science initiative sparks young girls interest in technology

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Posted: November 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of computer science is encouraging young girls to explore the field of information and communication technology through “Girls Hour of Code”, the first in a series of coding sessions for girls ages 8 to 10.  UNB first offered a CyberGirlz summer camp in 2013, and saw great success. Natalia Stakhanova, NB Innovation Research Chair, is hoping to build on this initiative by offering girls a more continuous program.  When asked what inspired the faculty...

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Renaissance College students show point of view with photography exhibition

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Third-year Renaissance College students are showing the world how they see it in a new photography exhibition. “From Where I Stand” runs from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on UNB’s Fredericton Campus. The collection of photographs were put together under the guidance of instructor Peter Gross for the course Images and Insights. Students were given broad topics for each project, such as self-portraiture, and created photos that represented their unique points of...

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Serving and supporting students with invisible disabilities

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


This year, the Student Accessibility Centre invited University of New Brunswick (UNB) support staff and the Fredericton community to attend workshops that focused on how to support students with invisible disabilities.  “We know support staff are interacting with students all the time,” said Jody Gorham, director, Student Accessibility Centre. “I feel it’s important to empower our support staff with information, knowledge and skills to support our students and their differences.” Thanks to...

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UNB honours its top teachers

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick honoured 20 of its faculty who won awards this year for teaching excellence. With over 100 in attendance, including senior administration, their colleagues, and members from the community, each of the 20 were recognized, and we caught a glimpse into what factors made them great teachers.  This year, four major UNB awards were given out: Kathy Wilson, faculty of nursing was awarded the Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award Val Reeves, department of chemistry, was...

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UNB researcher leads commercial launch of mobility aid in U S

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Posted: November 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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B-TEMIA Inc., the market leader in human augmentation, has initiated a multi-centre pivotal clinical trial, aimed at demonstrating the clinical benefits and safety for home use of its powered assistive DemoskeletonTM technology, called KeeogoTM. Developed for patients suffering from reduced mobility due to their medical conditions, the clinical trail will be led by Principal Investigator, Chris A. McGibbon from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology and Institute of...

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CS Square awards UNB computer science students for top business ideas

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Posted: November 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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UNB’s Computing Science Creative Space Centre (CS Square) awarded three prizes to computer science students for their top business ideas. This year’s submissions were judged on Nov. 18th by David Grebenc, co-CEO Innovatia; Allen Dillon, CEO, Sentrant; and Ali Ghorbani, dean, faculty of computer science. “After the success of the first Student Pitch Competition this CS Square initiative is becoming more and more popular among FCS students,” said Natalia Stakhanova, NB Chair in Cyber Security...

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UNB community wins at Silver Wave Film Festival

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Posted: November 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) students, alumni, faculty and staff were honoured for their cinematic talents at this year’s 15th Annual Silver Wave Awards Show.   “a list” directed by UNB alumnus, Matt Rogers took home two awards including Excellence in Music Composition (Greg Profit, UNB alumnus) and Excellence in Picture Editing (Jon Dewar, UNB alumnus). “Choke Hold” directed by UNB Prof. Robert Gray took home four awards including Excellence in Picture Editing (Jon Dewar, UNB...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2014 2015

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and ninety-eight students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2014-2015. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing. 

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UNB s Gregg Centre on the nature of the ISIS problem

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Posted: November 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The attacks in Paris on November 13 captured the attention of Canadians and Canadian media, focussing renewed attention on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Dr. David Charters, a leading authority on modern warfare and senior fellow at UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, offers one perspective on the nature and origins of the Islamic State in a recent blog post. “One useful way of understanding this problem is to recognize that those whom we call jihadis have...

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Dr Annica Andersson presents Troubling Mathematics Education

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Posted: November 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Tuesday, November 17, the faculty of education at UNB Fredericton is proud to present Dr. Annica Andersson as part of our Colloquium Series. Mathematics is considered to be one of the most important school subjects for students to pass worldwide. On the other hand, we have all heard comments like “why do I have to do this?” or “only geniuses can do math.” It is not uncommon for students to have excluding experiences of mathematics education. In this talk, Dr. Andersson explores different...

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Green UNB Earth Day Every Day

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Posted: November 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Green UNB – Earth Day Every Day will launch Monday, Nov. 16. The initiative, a collaboration between University of New Brunswick (UNB) Sustainability, UNB Student Union (UNBSU) and GreenNexxus, will encourage students, staff and faculty to engage in acts of green in their day-to-day lives and to track and share them through an online engagement platform.  There are a variety of ways to take part including energy and water conservation, sustainable food systems, transportation and reducing...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2016

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Posted: November 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The 2016 winners were announced in the Globe and Mail earlier this week. Mediacorp Canada Inc. received a record number of applicants this year, with UNB being one of five Canadian post-secondary institutions recognized. “UNB’s strength stems from the creativity, innovation and collaboration of its faculty and staff,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell. “By investing in our faculty and staff, we’re...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents Jesse Hirsh

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Posted: November 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


The Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture for the 2014-15 theme, Re-Imagining the Internet. The lecture, entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm in the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Mr. Hirsh’s lecture will examine the inherent spirituality of the Internet and how it gives us new ways to connect with one...

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Linking academia industry and government in collaborative fisheries research in Canada

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Posted: November 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Results of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network to be released in Halifax on Nov. 17. The Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN)—a network of Canada’s academic researchers, the fishing industry and government representatives—has wrapped up nearly a dozen research projects that are advancing more sustainable fisheries practices and policies in Canada. Based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, but with projects across Canada, the CFRN is holding its final AGM on...

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Poets Allan Cooper and Harry Thurston to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Poets Allan Cooper and Harry Thurston will read from The Deer Yard and Keeping Watch at the End of the World, respectively on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.  Harry Thurston is the author of 25 books and has had his environmental writing published in Audubon, Canadian Geographic and National Geographic. His work has won the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, the Lane Anderson Award for best science book in Canada, and four Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary...

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Seven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to the Board of Governors. Among them are Joel Attis, Janet M. Hoyt, Robyn Tingley and Marc Bedard. In addition, three students will join the Board this year, Kevin Collins, Julian Renaud and Jordan Tracey. In accepting appointments, Board members assume substantial responsibilities, including the strategic oversight, risk management, mitigation and fiduciary responsibility for the sustainability of...

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UNBF faculty of arts announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


One hundred and forty-six students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of arts, George A. MacLean, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 1148 students were enrolled in the faculty of arts’ undergraduate programs.

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UNB Lest We Forget Students reflect on Canada s involvement in the World Wars

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Posted: November 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


This year marks the third anniversary of UNB Remembers, a student-led initiative that explores how the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) history is shaped by the two World Wars and the importance of critical approaches to thinking and teaching about war.   The idea for UNB Remembers took root on a Teacher’s Tour for the Study of War and the Canadian Experience led by UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. Graduate students Katherine Ireland and Sarah King were inspired to...

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UNB law lecture to examine the Mike Duffy trial

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Posted: November 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Friday, Nov. 6, at 12 p.m., a law professor from the University of Alberta, Peter Sankoff, will deliver a lecture in Room 2A of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton entitled, The Worst $90,000 Ever Spent: Answers to 10 Questions about the Mike Duffy Trial.  Professor Sankoff will examine the charges brought against Mike Duffy in relation to the infamous $90,000 cheque.  He will discuss the 10 key questions arising from the trial and provide insights into what might be happening in this landmark...

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UNB receives 1 million for new Health Research Chair in Diabetes

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Posted: November 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Diabetes Association and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation are jointly investing $1 million over the next five years for the University of New Brunswick to establish a Health Research Chair in Diabetes. “We’re thrilled that The Canadian Diabetes Association and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation have decided to invest in University of New Brunswick to establish a Health Research Chair in Diabetes,” said David Burns, vice-president of research at University of...

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UNB researcher pens study on long-term effects of air pollution

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Posted: November 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Air pollution and health have long been closely linked, and thanks to a team of Canadian researchers, the effects of three pollutants on Canadians is becoming clearer. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, along with a dozen co-authors, released a study of their research in this month’s issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The study reports on the associations between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of dying...

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Award-winning poet and author George Elliott Clarke to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Award-winning poet and author George Elliott Clarke will read from George & Rue on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. George Elliott Clarke is Toronto’s Poet Laureate, and the University of Toronto’s E.J. Pratt Professor, teaching Canadian and African diasporic literature. A prolific writer, he has received many honours, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Medal for Poetry, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric...

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UNB and JDI Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients

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Posted: November 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Saint John


Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four scholarships to talented UNB students. The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are, from the Fredericton campus, Randi Watson of Hazelton, N.B., fourth-year computer science; and Kyle Wood of Moncton, N.B., second-year chemical engineering; and, from the Saint John campus, Lucas Loughead of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B., fourth-year business administration; and...

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UNB REMEMBERS Friday November 6 2015

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is pleased to announce the third annual UNB Remembers ceremony, to be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Memorial Hall from 12:30 - 1:30pm This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of Charles Lawson (‘03), Royden Morehouse Smith (‘12), and Ernest Moore (’37), to continue the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. This year's UNB Remembers ceremony will also feature reflections from Wilfred Langmaid,...

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UNB s Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 9 in Toronto

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB is pleased to announce the 2015 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 9, in Toronto. The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944, the lecture will be given by Terry Copp, professor emeritus in the department of history at Wilfrid Laurier University. One of Canada’s foremost historians, especially when it comes to the Second World War, Copp turns his keen...

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UNB to host men s hockey national championship in 2017 and 2018

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Posted: October 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


The University Cup is coming back to Fredericton. Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced Friday that the University of New Brunswick has been selected as host of the CIS men’s hockey championship in 2017 and 2018. The University Cup national tournament has been held in Fredericton on four occasions in the past, each time with overwhelming success. Capacity crowds of over 3,500 fans filled UNB’s Aitken University Centre during a two-year run in 2003 and 2004, and again in 2011 and...

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Silver Wave Film Festival showcases UNB community s talent

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media


The Silver Wave Film Festival announced their 2015 program on Friday, Oct. 23, at an event at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, with many films directed and produced by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students, alumni, faculty and staff.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the festival, created by the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, which celebrates the province’s talent and growing presence in the film and television industry while showcasing films from the Atlantic region and...

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UNB Fredericton to host reading by award-winning author Joan Clark

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Posted: October 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick will host a reading by Joan Clark on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Dugald Blue Auditorium at Marshall D’Avray Hall in Fredericton. Clark’s most recent work is The Birthday Lunch, a novel set in Sussex, New Brunswick. She is also the author of the novels Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, as well as two short story collections and several award-winning novels for young adults. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she has lived in...

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2015 W Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Parks Canada archaeologist, Rebecca Dunham, will give the 2015 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on November 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey Auditorium, Tilley Hall room 102 on University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Fredericton campus.  Dunham’s lecture, “Words are Wanting to Represent the Severity…” will discuss the unexpected discovery of an eroding 18th-century mass grave at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.  A senior archaeologist at Fortress of Louisbourg...

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PEI s Premier MacLauchlan to speak at 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of law invites you to the 37th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by Hon. H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of PEI. This year’s lecture, entitled “Maritime Cooperation: Background and Prospects”, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room of Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton. Before entering provincial politics, Premier MacLauchlan served as president of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) for 12 years....

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The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association Annual Meeting welcomes Dr Andrew Chignell

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Dr. Andrew Chignell (Cornell University) will deliver this year’s Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Keynote Address, entitled “The Relevance of Philosophy: Kant, Practical Arguments and the Ethics of Eating”, on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the J. Harper Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre.  The ARPA Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 30 to 31 and will be hosted by University of New Brunswick (UNB) and St. Thomas University in Fredericton. The theme of this year’s...

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UNB s annual Hynes Lectures to look at future freshwater ecosystems

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Posted: October 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


In a changing climate, rivers and lakes are warming and water flows are more unpredictable. A significant gap in our understanding of climate change is whether, and if so how, freshwater organisms will respond to these changes.  It is unclear whether they will be able to adapt to a changing climate or whether we will witness increasing rates of extinctions. This is the topic of one of this year’s Canadian Rivers Institute H.B.N. Hynes lectures on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, by...

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The UNB Art Centre and SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment

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Posted: October 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


University of New Brunswick (UNB) Art Centre and the SilverFish Photography Collective present One Moment: An Homage to the Family of Man. This exciting exhibition features photographs, from twelve talented photographers, partnered with quotes and inspirational messages recalling the everyday moments that make up our day-to-day lives.  Curator Marie Maltais, director of the UNB Art Centre, selected photographs reflecting themes such as birth and death, and the stages in between as seen...

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The Mi kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosts UNB s first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

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Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre is hosting University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) first Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, a celebration of the peace and friendship treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes between 1725 and 1799. A symposium entitled, “Towards Reconciliation: Fulfilling the Promise of Peace and Friendship Treaties”, will take place over the course of Oct. 29 and 30 at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. The events of the...

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UNB represents a remarkable investment

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Posted: October 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , Commentary , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


By Eddy Campbell The following commentary appeared in the October 24, 2015 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline 'UNB represents significant investment.' Earlier this month, the University of New Brunswick released a detailed assessment of the economic impact it has on this province as it carries through on its critical missions – to advance knowledge, pioneer discovery, strengthen society around us and empower students to create opportunities for themselves and others. The...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 23 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 61st Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Barbara E. MacDonald) Allan P. Stuart Teaching Award recipients Saint John The 33rd fall convocation will take place...

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Award-winning author Joan Clark to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Award-winning author Joan Clark will read from the birthday lunch on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Joan Clark is the author of six adult novels and many short story collections and books for young readers. She has received the Marian Engel Award for her body of work and the Vicky Metcalf Award in recognition of work “inspirational to Canadian youth.” Her novel The Victory of Geraldine Gull was a finalist for a Governor General’s Award and received the Books...

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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB is holding the third annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) on our Saint John campus in early November. The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNB Saint John. The book selected is George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke, a well-known poet, playwright and professor of English at the University of Toronto who became Toronto’s fourth...

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The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at UNB presents Beginning the Spiritual Journey

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


The Whitney Initiative for Spirituality at University of New Brunswick (UNB) is offering a workshop entitled “Beginning the Spiritual Journey”, which will allow participants to engage in conversation on spirituality reflected through artistic and musical expression. A biopic about Dr. Norman Whitney has been produced by Dr. Matthew Rogers and Ross Leadbetter, and will be screened for the first time at Beginning the Spiritual Journey. The film focuses on Dr. Norman Whitney’s spiritual wakening...

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UNB law lecture to address polygamy and women s rights

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


In a much-anticipated 2011 decision (“Polygamy Reference”), the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of polygamy under s. 293 of Canada's Criminal Code. The hearing followed an unsuccessful attempt by the Attorney General of British Columbia to prosecute two men for polygamy from the fundamentalist Mormon community known as "Bountiful", which failed on procedural grounds. The decision in the Polygamy Reference concluded that while a ban on polygamy infringes upon some...

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UNB prof named German Academic Exchange Service Research Ambassador

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Posted: October 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick (UNB) computer science professor, Gerhard Dueck, has been selected to serve as a 2015-16 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Ambassador.  Fourteen individuals from around the world, who have conducted a long-term research project in Germany, have been selected as this year’s DAAD Research Ambassadors. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Dueck joined UNB’s faculty of computer science in 1999.   Since coming to UNB, he has been involved in a number...

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Breakthrough in prosthesis research hinges on human caring

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


How much do people care? It’s somewhat of a quirky question, but it’s something Jon Sensinger and his team at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick wanted to answer. The group spent a year and a half studying how much people care when making mistakes and were surprised when they were able to answer the question with a calculated and numerical response: people care to the 1.7th power for different types of reaching tasks and levels of error. The topic might...

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University of New Brunswick appoints retired Court of Appeal Justice Joseph Robertson to law faculty

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Posted: October 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Mr. Justice Joseph (Joe) Robertson, a retired justice of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, has been appointed Jurist-in-Residence with its law school. Robertson, who also served for a number of years on the Federal Court of Appeal, will serve as a mentor to students and a resource for faculty members. “UNB Law is a great institution,” says Robertson. “I’m honoured to be associated with the school again.” Robertson’s association...

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50th annual lumberjack tournament held on UNB campus

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Posted: October 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Each year the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Woodsmen Team competes in various inter-collegiate lumberjack tournaments throughout Canada and the Northern United States, including a local tournament hosted at UNB’s Fredericton campus. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this annual competition.  The Woodsmen Team competes in events that reflect traditional forestry practices, such as: chopping and sawing wood, log decking, pulp tossing, axe throwing and several others. The student run...

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UNB has been named one of Canada s top research universities

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Posted: October 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Research Infosource Inc. released Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities this week and UNB is one of the top Atlantic Canadian Universities to make the list. UNB was named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada and a large part of that can be attributed to the strength and reach of the research happening here at UNB says David Burns, UNB’s vice-president (research).  “When we talk about entrepreneurship at UNB, we’re not only talking about creating businesses, this also...

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Natalia Stakhanova attempts to trace malware back to its source

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Posted: October 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Homepage


Dr. Natalia Stakhanova has received a lot of media coverage lately for her research which hopes to unlock the origins of malware and the hackers who write it. Dr. Stakhanova is the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB. Her five-year research project looks for the source of the malware attack, the tools that were used to develop it and whether or not it was random. More about Dr. Stakhanova's research

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UNB to grant two New Brunswickers with its highest honour at this year s fall convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to two worthy New Brunswickers who have given back to students on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2015. UNB will grant an honorary doctor of letters degrees to Barbara E. MacDonald during its 61st Fredericton Convocation on Oct. 22 and to Suzanne Irving at the Saint John campus’s 33rd Convocation on Oct. 23. An active member of her community and supporter of UNB, Mrs. Irving received her bachelor of arts and bachelor of education degrees from...

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UNB PhD candidate Maryanne Lewell to appear on Canada s Smartest Person

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Posted: October 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


Maryanne Lewell, UNB PhD candidate in history and a Saint John High School history teacher, will put her knowledge to the test on Canada’s Smartest Person this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Lewell is no stranger to the world of television quiz shows. She was a contestant on Jeopardy in October 2013. It was truly a life-changing appearance for Lewell – that’s where she met the man who became her fiancé. Canada’s Smartest Person bills itself as a general knowledge quiz show, placing more...

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UNB alumnus appointed president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

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Posted: October 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Habib Dable, a University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, has been named president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the U.S.-based division of the global company’s pharmaceutical business. Dable previously held the role of global head of specialty medicine for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, overseeing four therapeutic areas for the company: hematology, oncology, ophthalmology and neurology. “Habib Dable is a highly respected leader at Bayer,” said Philip Blake, head of region Americas...

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Citizen jury makes electrical energy recommendations

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


On Sunday, Oct. 3, a group of 12 randomly selected New Brunswickers created a vision for a future electrical energy system for the province. The group was part of the New Brunswick Electrical Energy Futures Jury, and the “jurors” were charged with representing the best interests of all New Brunswickers as they worked by consensus to create an electrical energy scenario for the 2040.  The deliberating jurors also crafted a letter to the Minister of Energy and Mines outlining their preferences...

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UNB releases study showing 1 2 billion impact on provincial economy

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Posted: October 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the release of "The Economic Value of the University of New Brunswick: Analysis of the Economic Impact and Return on Investment of Education," an independent analysis conducted by Economic Modelling Specialists International.  The research and analysis reveals that the university has a total economic impact of $1.2 billion on the provincial economy over the course of one year, equal to 4.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product for...

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Paul Cook s research on finding new words in New York Times

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Posted: October 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


Dr. Paul Cook’s research was recently mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the New York Times. Dr. Cook, an assistant professor in the faculty of computer science, works in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing – particularly as it applies to lexicography for building better dictionaries. He was featured for his work using computational techniques to find novel words by analyzing posts on Twitter. See the full story.

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Honouring Our Sisters The Red Shawl Campaign

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


During the month of October, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB will host The Red Shawl Campaign to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada. Campus events begin on Oct. 7 with the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit at UNB's Alumni Memorial Building and end with a public presentation of the REDress Art Instillation by Métis artist Jaime Black on Oct. 26th. All events are free and open to the public. The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre joins all Sisters in...

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UNBF faculty of computer science announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


One hundred and seven students in the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15.  The dean of computer science, Ali Ghorbani, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic yea During the 2014-15 academic year, 481 students were enrolled in the faculty of computer science’s undergraduate programs.

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UNBF faculty of education announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Eighty-one students in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of education, Ann Sherman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 166 students were enrolled in the faculty of education’s undergraduate programs.

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UNBF faculty of engineering announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Three hundred and fourteen students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of engineering, Chris Diduch, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 1433 students were enrolled UNB Fredericton’s undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical,...

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UNBF faculty of kinesiology announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


One hundred and thirty-five students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of Kinesiology, Wayne Albert, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.  During the 2014-15 academic year, 537 were enrolled in UNB Fredericton’s faculty of kinesiology undergraduate program.

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UNBF faculty of nursing announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Two hundred and ninety-nine students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst and Humber have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15.  The dean of nursing, Kathleen Valentine, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 1402 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of nursing (BN), advanced...

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UNB pays tribute to artificial limb pioneer Bob Scott

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


Friends and colleagues paid tribute to Bob Scott, the founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), today at R.N. Scott Hall.   Dr. Scott, a professor emeritus at UNB, died last year at the age of 81.  He was a pioneer in the development of advanced artificial limbs and helped move prosthetic research to where it is today. He was the first to determine that you could use the electrical signal from a muscle and decode it so it can be used to...

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents New Directions in Technology

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Posted: October 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Andrews Initiative presents “New Directions in Technology”, a dialogue with three researchers from UNB and St. Thomas University (STU). The panel discussion will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm in the Wu Conference Centre at 6 Duffie Dr. The panel discussion is a part of the Andrews Initiative’s 2015 theme “Re-Imagining the Internet”. Speakers include Lucia O’Sullivan, UNB department of psychology; Kelly Bronson, STU department of science and...

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UNB Faculty of education launches the Year of Creativity with guest speaker Robert Kelly

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Posted: October 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education will present Robert Kelly as part of their Colloquium Series. Dr. Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Calgary where he is academic coordinator of the Creative Development in Educational Practice and Design Thinking for Innovation graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. His talk, which will take place in Room 356 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, 10 MacKay Drive, UNB Fredericton, is...

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UNB launches cyber security awareness campaign to combat increased online threats

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Faced with increasing online threats and risks, the University of New Brunswick has launched a year-long cyber security awareness campaign to protect students, faculty and staff—as well as those in the community who want to know more about cyber security. The campaign, which will launch tomorrow, Oct. 1, to correspond with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, includes an updated cyber security website, posters, contests that are designed to increase knowledge about online risks, and steps...

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UNB launches new brand

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick unveiled a bold new look this fall, releasing a reinvigorated brand and announcing plans for an awareness campaign that will target future students across Canada. The university launched a modern, engaging, responsive new website in August designed to help future students discover UNB. UNB began its rebranding effort in 2011. The team surveyed and interviewed nearly 10,000 people, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, prospective students, guidance...

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UNB pays tribute to one of its best with establishment of student scholarship

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Thursday, Sept. 24, more than 250 University of New Brunswick alumni, faculty and students along with family and friends held a tribute dinner to celebrate Frank Wilson, the university’s vice-president emeritus of research & international co-operation. Dr. Wilson, a Riverside, New Brunswick native who joined UNB’s faculty of engineering in 1967, co-founded the UNB Transportation Group, which works on improving highway and vehicle safety. He played a key role in expanding the faculty of...

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UNB professor elected president of the Coalition-SGSL

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Posted: September 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brigitte Leblon, professor of remote sensing in the faculty of forestry and environmental management, University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been elected president of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability (Coalition-SGSL). The Coalition-SGSL’s mission is to promote the long-term viability of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence ecosystem. Its goal is to work towards the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the Southern Gulf region. With the Coalition’s...

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Poets Peter Norman and Ali Blythe to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Poets Peter Norman and Ali Blythe will read from the gun that starts the race and twoism, respectively on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty-Staff Lounge, Ward Chipman Building. Peter Norman Peter Norman is the author of two previous poetry collections: Water Damage and At the Gates of the Theme Park, finalist for a Trillium Poetry Book Award. He has edited over 100 titles by Canadian authors such as Adrienne Clarkson, Marina Endicott and Lawrence Hill. His fiction, poetry, and essays...

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UNB research to support immigrant women and families

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Posted: September 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Violence against women remains a widespread and persistent social problem in New Brunswick, impacting women and girls from all racial backgrounds, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and social locations. Significant progress has been made in responding to and raising awareness about intimate partner violence, but there is much work to be done. On Monday, Sept. 28, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at...

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UNB hosts citizens jury on the future of NB s electricity system

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Posted: September 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A 20-person citizen values jury will create a vision for a future electrical energy system for New Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct.4, 2015. The two-day event is being hosted at the Wu Centre on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus by a team of researchers led by Tom Beckley, a professor with UNB’s faculty of forestry and environmental management.   The NB Electrical Energy Futures Jury is comprised of randomly selected New Brunswickers who will receive an...

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UNB Fredericton opens its observatory to public for rare supermoon lunar eclipse

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It’s not everyday (or year) that we get to witness a total lunar eclipse, but on Sunday, Sept. 27 New Brunswick’s top physicists will share their telescopes with the public as we witness the rare occurrence of a total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon”. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Observatory, located in the I.U.C. Physics & Admin building at 8 Bailey Dr., will open its doors to the public from 9 p.m. until midnight and all are invited to stop by at anytime to watch this once in a...

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UNB hosts international entrepreneurship conference

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Posted: September 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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It seems fitting that Canada's most entrepreneurial university would host an international entrepreneurship conference and it's no surprise that people from around the world are en route to Fredericton, NB to attend. The 45th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference will be hosted by the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton from Sept. 25 - Sept. 27. The theme of this year’s conference is “Entrepreneurship: Passion and Practice”. Entrepreneurship and innovation are part of UNB’s...

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Public lecture Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick by Miles Howe

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The UNB faculty of law is hosting a public lecture by journalist and author of Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of Struggle, Miles Howe. The lecture, "Reflections on Shale Gas Resistance in New Brunswick", will take place Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Room 2B of Ludlow Hall. Howe will reflect on the 2013 protests against Shale Gas development at Elsipogtog, the unexpected alliances that were formed, as well as the ongoing criminal trials regarding charges laid against a number of Aboriginal...

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UNB welcomes public to some of its most interesting buildings as part of Door Open Fredericton

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Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to once again partner with Doors Open Fredericton to welcome the public to some of its most fascinating buildings. This year, three buildings will open their doors from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 27 - Sir Howard Douglas Hall, the William Brydone Jack Observatory and Memorial Hall. Sir Howard Douglas Hall, officially opened in 1829, is the oldest university building still in use on an English-language campus in Canada. It provided accommodation for...

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Two Saint John faculty receive teaching awards

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two of our Saint John faculty received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership from the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. “Emin has a reputation as an educator with challenging standards and as a mentor who cares deeply for his students,” says Dr. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president of UNB Saint John. Dr. Dale Roach,...

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UNB partners with NB government for career fair

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of New Brunswick has partnered with University of New Brunswick (UNB) to encourage more New Brunswick businesses to participate in the 2015 Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair. The fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.  The Post-Secondary Career and Educational Options Fair provides an opportunity for a select number of quality Canadian companies to connect with UNB, St. Thomas University, and New...

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UNB startup partners with NB Power on a pilot project to better understand consumers energy behaviours

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Posted: September 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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SimpTek Technologies has partnered with NB Power on a project that will deliver insight into the energy behaviours of New Brunswick consumers. The $15,000 agreement is set to launch this fall and will collect real-time data from up to 150 homes.  SimpTek Technologies helps electric utility companies better engage, understand and predict energy usage from their customers. Cofounders Keelan Gagnon, Lionel Fernandes and Asif Hasan are University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduates who took part in...

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UNB s Early Childhood Education program celebrates 40 years

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Posted: September 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is celebrating 40 years of Early Childhood Education at UNB Fredericton on Friday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Early Childhood Centre located in Marshall d’Avray Hall. The event will consist of an afternoon of family activities, the planting of a rose garden, and a late afternoon barbeque and celebration cake. The Early Childhood Education program and the demonstration classroom were established within UNB’s Faculty of Education in 1975. For 40...

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Fredericton universities come together for the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow

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Posted: September 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Ekpahak Powwow Committee will host the Fifth Annual Student Orientation Powwow Sept. 25 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. at Officer’s Square in downtown Fredericton. This is a free public event and everyone is invited to attend. Should there be a need to reschedule, the rain date is Oct. 2. The University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick Community College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design are eager to welcome students by kicking off the new academic year...

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Jeff Blackmer to deliver physician-assisted dying lecture at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: September 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick's faculty of science will host a public lecture by Jeff Blackmer, vice-president medical professionalism of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), entitled “Physician-Assisted Dying”. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall located on the UNB Fredericton campus at 33 Dineen Dr. Following the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter case, physician-assisted dying will soon become legal in Canada....

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Open to everyone in the community; not just University of New Brunswick alumni, Homecoming 2015 is taking place next week (Sept. 24-27). Registration closes on Sunday, Sept. 20. Everyone is encouraged to come to campus and celebrate all things UNB! For more information, contact homecoming@unb.ca or 506-447-3218. Here are some of the highlights: Family FunFest Looking for something to do with the kids on a Saturday morning? Family FunFest is a homecoming event that gives families a chance to...

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UNB launches Bringing in the Bystander training program

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Posted: September 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick has partnered with an internationally recognized training program as part of ongoing efforts to encourage a community of responsibility on campus. To date, over 600 students and university leaders, including all varsity student-athletes, all residence Dons and Proctors and all Orientation leaders on both campuses have received the Bringing in the Bystander training. The program, developed by a team of experts at the University of New Hampshire, teaches...

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Author Marina Endicott to kick off UNB Saint John s 2015-16 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Author Marina Endicott will read from her new novel, Close to Hugh on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Marina Endicott began her career in theatre in Canada and England, before starting to write drama and fiction. Good to a Fault, her second novel, won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), was a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as a CBC Canada Reads contestant. Her third novel, The Little Shadows, was longlisted...

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UNB CEL holds information session on ROI Certification program

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Posted: September 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to New Brunswick this fall. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information session and lunch at the Chateau Saint John on Sept. 22 at 12 pm.  In today’s organizations, project sponsors and those who have responsibility for the success of projects are held more accountable than ever for the financial...

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NB artists featured at UNB Art Centre

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Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Art Centre at UNB Fredericton is pleased to welcome two distinguished New Brunswick artists to exhibit their work this fall. Kim Vose Jones and Ann Manuel will display two new installations that focus on the human experiences of anxiety and worry. In the East Gallery, Fredericton-based sculptor and installation artist Kim Vose Jones will create a multimedia installation entitled Sensorium. Video projection and sound will overlay sculptural representations of a...

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UNB hosts 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

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Posted: September 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will welcome academics and professionals from across the world to one of the oldest academic conferences in Canada on Sept. 25-27: the 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Entrepreneurship: Passion and Practice’. UNB Honorary Doctor of Law recipient and Executive-in-Residence, Dr. Ng Pock Too, will deliver the keynote address on Sept. 26 speaking about the role of business school teachers in preparing...

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UNBF faculty of business administration announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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One hundred and forty-nine students in the faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. The dean of business administration, Devashis Mitra, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 951 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of business administration program.

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UNBF Renaissance College announces dean s list for 2014-15

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Posted: September 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fifty-eight students at the University of New Brunswick's Renaissance College in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2014-15. Dean of Renaissance College, Cynthia Stacey, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2014-15 academic year, 113 students were enrolled at Renaissance College. Congratulations to all our Dean's List students!

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Marking Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This week is Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick. In keeping with a province-wide initiative to declare Sept. 6 to 12 a time to recognize and promote respectful conduct, there will be information and events between both campuses this week. Respectful and positive behaviour in learning and working spaces contributes to individual, organizational, and societal well-being and prevents unnecessary suffering. “Every member of the university community has a responsibility...

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UNB welcomes students back to campus

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Posted: September 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated next week as students return to kick off another school year. Orientation activities are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John. Media are invited to attend the below orientation events on each campus. For more information contact: UNB Fredericton: Natasha Ashfield UNB Saint John: Heather Campbell   Fredericton Campus   COMMENCEMENT Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Richard J....

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First Nations youth across the province discover student life at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: August 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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During the week of August 17, First Nation high school students from across the province came to the University of New Brunswick to get a taste of UNB student life at the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s first summer camp: “UDiscover MWC @ UNB”. Students participated in mock classroom experiences in subject areas such as Math, Science, Kinesiology, and Nursing. Students visited the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and learned about the development of upper limb prosthetics.  They also...

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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Posted: August 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The second annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. The day will start at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until 3 p.m. However, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to the environment if buried in a landfill. This one-day event is...

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Kinesiology duo aims to decrease obesity in NB

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Posted: August 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent - higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth moving. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal have recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology to explore just this. They have a lot to...

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Limbic launches hand-crafted longboard business

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Posted: August 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two University of New Brunswick engineering students have channelled their passion for longboarding into an award-winning entrepreneurial venture. Alex Matson and Andre Aikens are co-owners of Limbic Boards, and have sold more than 30 handcrafted longboards over the past two years. “We’re really trying to get people outdoors with our longboards and enjoying the trails systems in Fredericton,” explained Aikens. While their clientele has been comprised mainly of friends and family thus far,...

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UNB nursing professor launches exhibit displaying how cancer affects lives in our community

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Posted: August 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Krista Wilkins from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick and Fredericton Region Museum have launched a new exhibit highlighting the effects of cancer. On display at the Fredericton Region Museum, the exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer, features original works from the local community such as essays, poetry and artwork about how cancer has affected their lives. It also includes a display of stories and photographs collected from Dr. Wilkins’ research...

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G Forbes Elliot Award for educational leadership awarded to Oromocto high school teacher

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Greg Tucker, currently teaching at Oromocto high school, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G. Forbes Elliot Award for Educational Leadership awarded by UNB.  This annual award, which carries an approximate value of $5,000, was established in 1994 as a bequest of the late Dr. G. Forbes Elliot, a prominent Canadian educator, Saint John resident, and the first vice-president of UNB in Saint John. To be eligible for this award, an applicant must have taught for a minimum of five years...

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UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute to host third symposium in BizEd2025 Initiative

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the third symposium of the Business Education 2025 (BizEd2025) initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John’s Whitebone Lounge. Using an interactive format of keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions, participants will analyze challenges such as program and course relevance as well as quality of teaching, and then...

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University of New Brunswick appoints Vice-President Administration and Finance

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Posted: August 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick President Eddy Campbell is pleased to announce that Karen Cunningham has been appointed Vice-President (Administration and Finance) at the university. Cunningham, an accountant who has served in a number of progressive leadership roles in the public sector, first joined UNB more than three years ago as university comptroller. Last September, she stepped into the vice-president’s role on an acting basis after long-time vice-president Dan Murray retired. Her...

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UNB alumni inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including three University of New Brunswick alumni. • Camille Albert (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for his leadership as an entrepreneur, his support of the francophone community in the capital area, and for his dedication to innumerable community organizations. • Carol Loughrey (BBA'87), from Fredericton, for her dedication as a champion of and role model for women in business, academia and government during...

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UNB Common Read helps first-year students transition to university

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to UNB Libraries, first-year students at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) in the faculties of arts, science, nursing and Renaissance College have one more thing in common. This summer, UNB Libraries is providing close to 600 first year students with a gift copy of the award winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The book explores values, ethics, cultural diversity, history and science, as it describes the incredible impact that one woman...

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Willms inducted as President of the International Academy of Education

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Posted: August 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Douglas Willms, Professor at the University of New Brunswick and Canada’s Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development, was recently inducted as the President of the International Academy of Education in a ceremony that took place in Melbourne, Australia. The seat of the Academy is at the Royal Academy of Science, Literature and Arts in Brussels, Belgium. During his four-year term as President of the Academy, Dr. Willms will be working with his UNB colleagues and the Organisation for...

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Couple aims to decrease NB obesity rates

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Posted: August 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, who recently joined the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology, have a lot to offer New Brunswickers and its health care system. Knowing that exercise is the best medicine available, the kinesiology professors have devoted their careers to decreasing Canadian obesity rates and its complications. Dr. Sénéchal, who studies pediatric obesity and the hormone response to exercise, says if we were to eliminate obesity completely we’d see a 60...

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UNB researcher awarded CFI John R Evans Leaders Fund

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Posted: July 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to a new x-ray instrument, University of New Brunswick earth sciences researcher Christopher McFarlane and his laser ablation team are among the best at unraveling geochemical and biogeochemical processes. Dr. McFarlane recently received $125,000 from The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. This research money was used to acquire an instrument, which will provide him and his team more in-depth information about materials such as rocks, minerals, biological...

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IT collaboration across campuses and across provinces NB PEI information technology consortium wins national award

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Posted: July 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Collaboration between university and college information technology departments can lead to faster, better services on campus at a lower cost. 
The NB/PEI Education Computing Network (ECN) consortium of universities and colleges in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was recently recognized for its collaboration of IT services by earning the inaugural CUCCIO Collaboration Award. The network includes the University of New Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University, Mount...

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Sean Silcoff author of Losing the Signal The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry to visit UNB

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Posted: July 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Sean Silcoff, award-winning business writer with The Globe and Mail, will be visiting the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses in August to launch his book, which was co-authored by Jacquie McNish, a senior writer with The Globe and Mail titled, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry. During his 17-year career, he has covered just about every area of business, from agriculture to the credit crisis; toys to airplane manufacturing. He led the...

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UNB study taps into hidden homelessness

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Posted: July 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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In collaboration with Youth in Transition Fredericton, PhD psychology student, Julie Wershler, and psychology professor, Scott Ronis, conducted a study that took an in-depth look at vulnerable and homeless male youth in Fredericton, NB. By getting creative and recruiting a broad spectrum of vulnerable youth, the research team found that there are many who are underrepresented but who would likely benefit from appropriate services in Fredericton and other similarly suburban communities across...

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SHAD robotics competition to be held tomorrow

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Posted: July 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is proud to be hosting SHAD Valley and some of Canada’s brightest minds, in grades 10, 11 and 12. The participants arrived July 5 and will be here until July 31, to learn explore and experience all that UNB and the city of Fredericton have to offer. Shad Valley is a four-week enrichment program for exceptional high school students. Program highlights include labs and workshops offered by all science departments, a business and entrepreneurship competition in...

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UNB sustainable gardens honour residential school survivors and educate youth

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Posted: July 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has created a number of sustainable gardens on its Fredericton campus this month—including wildlife friendly gardens and a medicine wheel garden. The gardens are one of many initiatives under the Engaging UNB Fredericton Campus in Sustainability project that is partially funded through the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. “The project is one of UNB Sustainability’s first steps in reaching our strategic goal to support and encourage active living,...

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UNB joins Global Accelerator Network

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Posted: July 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Summer Institute, part of the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is now among an exclusive group of accelerator programs with the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). The Global Accelerator Network was created alongside the White House’s Startup America Initiative in 2010 to increase the success rate among young entrepreneurs and to provide support and collaboration for business accelerators...

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First JDI NB Scholarship at UNB Awarded

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Posted: July 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Together, J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick presented the first JDI NB Scholarship to 18-year-old Jacob Wall of Waasis, N.B.  Watch video The $32,000 scholarship is one of two renewable awards for incoming first-year UNB students. It is valued at $8,000 per year for up to four years of study. The scholarships are funded from a $1-million gift made in 2007 by J.D. Irving, Limited to UNB that will allow the most talented students to fully apply themselves to their course...

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Cloud installed at the Hans W Klohn Commons

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Cloud - a mural by local artist Deanna Musgrave - has been installed at the Hans W. Klohn Commons on our Saint John campus. Commissioned by UNB’s Art for New Spaces Program the mural project began when a group of New Brunswick artists were invited to present their creative concepts for this unique space, Deanna Musgrave was the artist selected. Robert MacKinnon, vice-president of UNBSaint John and member of the Art for New Spaces Committee, said that the piece needed to be prominent enough to...

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UNB students awarded largest Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and mathematics

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Posted: July 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Wesley Finck and Min Ji Kim have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships worth $80,000 and $60,000 respectively.   Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their future careers. This year, there were 1,250 Schulich Leader Nominees from across...

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Baxter and Hachey appointed to new positions with UNB s Board of Governors

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Posted: July 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Brian Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Botsford Investment Inc. in Moncton, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. First appointed to the board in 2003, he most recently served as vice-chair. Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed vice-chair for a two-year term beginning July 1. Hachey, of Quispamsis, has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011. Baxter...

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2 8 million NSERC grant allows Canadian Rivers Institute to study the health of the St John River

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Posted: June 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick announced today that Allen Curry of its Canadian Rivers Institute has been awarded $2.8 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to conduct an aquatic ecosystem study on the St. John River to support NB Power’s future decision on the Mactaquac Generating Station. This is the largest Collaborative Research and Development Grant ever awarded in Atlantic Canada, bringing the project total to $5.3 million, and will have a...

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Dozens of UNB researchers awarded with NSERC discovery grants

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Posted: June 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament of Fredericton announced today that 26 researchers from the university were awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) discovery grants for various research initiatives, totalling more than $3.3 million. “Our government has made record commitments to science, technology and innovation to the social and economic benefit of Canadians,” said MP Ashfield. “Today’s investment in researchers, like University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Trevor...

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UNB s Huining Xiao inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: June 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Earlier this month, Dr. Huining Xiao, chemical engineering professor at the University of New Brunswick was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Xiao was one of 50 new Fellows inducted into the CAE, in Hamilton, Ont. on June 4. Dr. Xiao’s research on multidisciplinary areas is unique and has allowed him to develop innovative technologies that are incredibly beneficial to industries. He has developed various functional polymers/nanoparticle systems that have addressed the...

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UNB awarded CNIE Award of Excellence

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Posted: June 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, and partners, were recently awarded a 2015 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award of Excellence. The CNIE-RCIE Award of Excellence was in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in Educational Practices/Collaboration for online modules developed for postsecondary education professors and instructors. The site - entitled Supporting Students with Disabilities - is intended to better equip instructors to...

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International learning opportunities for UNB students

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A new scholarship program, formed by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Canada’s Community Foundation network, gives UNB students the opportunity to complete an internship tailored to their area of study in a developing country. UNB is the only university in New Brunswick to successfully secure scholarships through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. Recently, two of UNB’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholars - Jasmine Alam (UNB Saint John)...

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Three high school students recognized with The Primrose Scholarship to attend UNB Saint John

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Primrose Scholarship has been awarded to three high school graduates: Justin Furlotte, Ainsley McCavour, and Kayla Nice. These individuals' leadership at school, in the community and their involvement in athletics and music make them worthy recipients for this year’s Primrose Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000 each. Justin's community spirit, and his belief in the power of education, will be a great benefit to him as he enters the Bachelor of Engineering program at UNB Saint John this...

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UNB and Carlisle Institute continue partnership to advance Business Education 2025 Initiative

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are continuing their partnership with the second symposium of the Business Education 2025 initiative. The symposium will take place on Friday, June 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in UNB Saint John's Whitebone Lounge. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Greg Lutes, former Deputy Minister of the Policy & Priorities Committee, who will be introduced by Art Doyle, former Publisher of the Telegraph Journal. Members...

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UNB s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development recognized nationally

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Posted: June 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s associate vice-president of capital planning and property development, Barbara Nicholson, recently earned national recognition for her outstanding achievements and service to the community and architecture profession when she was named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. During her career, Ms. Nicholson has mentored students and encouraged many to follow architecture as a rewarding vocation. She has been a tireless advocate for...

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Kinesiology dean helps make new exhibit at NB Sports Hall of Fame a reality

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Posted: June 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Last night the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame launched three new exhibits, including the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, a youth-centric area in the hall of fame that is similar to a science discovery centre according to Wayne Albert, UNB’s dean of kinesiology. The new discovery centre was created in partnership with Dr. Albert and will allow visitors to learn about basic biomechanics principles in an interactive, fun way. The NB Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Dr....

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Federal funding allows UNB research to continue on Mars

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Posted: June 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Government of Canada recently announced that it is extending its collaboration with NASA for another two years to participate in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, also known as the Mars Curiosity Rover. For University of New Brunswick researchers, this is great news. John Spray, director of The Planetary and Space Science Centre at UNB Fredericton, leads a team who are responsible for analyzing data that is being collected by one of the rover’s key instruments - the alpha particle...

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MacDougall honoured with national award

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Posted: June 10, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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(OTTAWA, ONT.) – Record-setting UNB hockey coach Gardiner MacDougall will be honoured by Canadian Interuniversity Sport on Wednesday night in Ottawa. The awards dinner will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre as part of CIS’ annual general meeting. MacDougall merits the Jean-Marie De Koninck Coaching Excellence Award, which honours since 2007 an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to university sport as demonstrated by long-term commitment and leadership as a coach at the...

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UNB to host event to remember and honour residential school survivors

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Posted: June 9, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Following the recent anniversary of Canada’s statement of apology to former students of residential schools, the University of New Brunswick will hold an event to remember and honour residential school survivors. “Circle of Understanding: Honouring our Residential School Survivors” will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 12 p.m. in Room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall, UNB Fredericton. Being hosted by the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB, the community is invited to gather in honour our...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2015-16

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2015-2016 operating budget, which focuses on continued investments in its academic mission and research while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls. “Our focus is on reinvigorating our academic mission, providing strong support for our students and faculty, and enhancing national awareness of our innovative programs and entrepreneurial mindset,” said Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of...

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UNB researchers uncover untold stories of gay and lesbian military members

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Posted: June 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After decades of research, University of New Brunswick psychology professor Carmen Poulin and Lynne Gouliquer honorary research associate at UNB have uncovered a piece of Canadian military history that has led a group of researchers to Ottawa today to seek justice for thousands of LGBT Canadians and their families. An anti-LGBT national security purge from the 1950s until the 1990s involved the surveillance of thousands of LGBT people and the destruction of the careers and livelihoods. Poulin...

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Currie Scholarships awarded to four University of New Brunswick students

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Posted: June 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four Maritime high school students will receive prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick in September—a reward for their outstanding leadership in the community and academic performance in their high schools. The Currie Scholarships were established by Richard J. Currie, UNB chancellor emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.  This year’s recipients are Mansa Agbaku of Saint John, N.B.; Christopher Lomond of Debert, N.S.;...

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UNB Saint John Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2014-15

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Posted: June 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eighty-four students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2014-15. The dean of arts, Joanna Everitt, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing.

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The changing landscape of nurse-client relationships

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Posted: May 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dr. Karen Furlong is a one of two nursing faculty from the Atlantic Provinces who are doing what they can to help universities in preparing nursing students to care for clients using informatics tools. As members of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Digital Health Nursing Faculty Peer Network, Furlong and her counterpart - Dr. Diane Duff, St. Francis Xavier University – are mentoring member faculty to increase teaching and curriculum integration related to the CASN Nursing...

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Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton establishes new scholarship at UNB

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Posted: May 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton (CFUW) recently established a new award at the University of New Brunswick. The Dr. Nora Ni Chuiv CFUW Fredericton Graduate Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that will provide $2,000 annually for women pursuing graduate studies in UNB’s Interdisciplinary Studies program. This will bring the CFUW Fredericton’s scholarship endowments at the University to a total of more than $580,000. “This is a remarkable degree of support for our...

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New UNB program helps graduates take their ideas to market

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Posted: May 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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After 27 years of offering an undergraduate diploma in Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has launched a new Master in Engineering, Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (MTME) degree. Set to start in September 2015, the master’s degree will build on the undergraduate program’s record of success that has seen 32 startups launched in the past five years—including successful startups such as HotSpot Parking,...

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The University of New Brunswick is set for graduation 2015

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Posted: May 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick will award degrees to more than 2,000 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 in Fredericton and Friday, May 29 in Saint John.   Fredericton The 186th Enceania will be held on May 27 and 28 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 41st Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes Elliot...

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Canada-Wide Science Fair public viewing starts today

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Posted: May 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The top 500 science projects in the country are on display during the Canada-Wide Science Fair at UNB's Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for the next few days and the community is invited to come check them out.  CWSF represents a celebration of Canada’s brightest minds in Grades 7-12 and this year it’s in New Brunswick for the first time ever where finalists are competing for more than $1-million in cash prizes. CWSF co-chair and senior director of UNB’s conference services, Michelle McNeil, says...

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Not the cookie

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Posted: May 14, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For 12 high-school Maritime teams, O.R.E.O. doesn’t mean the cookie; it was their chance to test out their entrepreneurial skills. The teams descended on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on April 24th to compete in the annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a long-standing competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business – as well as a number of business leaders from the community – students will be given...

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UNB CEL holds free information session on mentorship training in Moncton

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Posted: May 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) in partnership with Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education is hosting an information session on Mentorship Training for Mentors & Mentees on Thursday, May 12 in Moncton. There has been a lot of talk of mentoring lately—most organizations claim to be doing it, or want to be doing it. At the same time, there is a lot of confusion as to what mentoring is and what direction and support it needs to be...

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President Eddy Campbell among top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the third year in a row, University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. The winners of this year’s Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 7 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. 2015 Top 50 CEO Award Winners Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s Board of Governors, congratulated Dr. Campbell on the award. “I’m very pleased that Eddy is being...

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UNB Saint John - celebrating 50 years

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring its future by raising funds for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.  The money raised to date of a grand total of $133,345 is well over our...

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UNB welcomes the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: May 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 54th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2015, is getting underway this weekend at the University of New Brunswick. This marks the first time this prestigious national event has been held in the province. Every year, over 500,000 young Canadians across of the country create science projects and present their work at local and regional science fairs. The 500 top projects from across the country, from students grades 7 through 12, are showcased at CWSF. All projects will be on display,...

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V-Reds walk the Walk So Kids Can Talk

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Posted: May 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Some heroes walk. That's the message behind Walk So Kids Can Talk, an annual event presented by BMO in support of Kids Help Phone. This Sunday, May 3, thousands of people across Canada laced up their sneakers and took part in a 5km walk. Here in Fredericton, the Varsity Reds track and field and cross country teams were out in full force to do their part as well. In addition to the walk, there were activities, a BBQ and cake for everyone to enjoy in the sunshine of Wilmot Park. There was even...

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New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training launched today at UNB

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Posted: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training represents a partnership between the provincial government and The University of New Brunswick that will allow researchers across the province to have access to data from departments to help them identify trends and analyze policies. It is intended that their research will result in more effective government decision-making.    “Our government has a diversified plan for creating jobs that focuses on seizing all opportunities for...

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UNB hosts Gravity Recognizing 100 years of Einstein s Relativity

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Posted: April 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Einstein introduced his ‘general theory of relativity’ 100 years ago, revolutionizing our notions of space and time. The University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics is hosting a panel discussion to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of Einstein’s theory and discuss the prospects of the theory lasting another 100 years. Gravity: Recognizing 100 years of Einstein’s Relativity will take place on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Toole Hall Auditorium, 3 Bailey...

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UNB to host inaugural Arnie and Norma McAllister Lecture in Compassionate Care

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Posted: April 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Elizabeth and Kristie McAllister know first hand the importance of compassionate care after their parents spent long periods of time in hospital near the end of their lives. “Our family was struck by how important the level of compassion in Mum and Dad’s care was to their well-being and to the stress levels of our whole family,” said Elizabeth McAllister. With a desire to support nursing education and create more general awareness about human caring, the McAllisters established the inaugural...

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Roster for Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair confirmed

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Posted: April 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Eleven students from New Brunswick have been chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place in New Brunswick for the first time this May. The students were Grand Prize winners at the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs held in April.    Members of Team New Brunswick will be among 500 students from across the country, competing for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes. CWSF 2015 will take place at the UNB Fredericton campus May 11-16, and...

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Kelp on the Way

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The latest beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales, a brewing company in Fredericton is made with one of the organically certified kelps, the sugar kelp Saccharina latissima, grown at an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) site in the Bay of Fundy. Dr. Thierry Chopin, UNB Saint John biology professor and scientific director of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), approached Picaroons to make a beer using...

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Party with a Purpose

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fusion Saint John recently held a Party with a Purpose at Beaverbrook House celebrating UNB Saint John’s current graduates, alumni and prospective students. This event provided an opportunity for current graduate students from all disciplines, alumni and prospective students to gather and share stories and experiences. Recognizing the Saint John campus’s golden anniversary, Hammond River Brewing’s own UNB alumnus, Shane Steeves, brewed a special line of golden ale for the evening.  The name...

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UNB MBA students learn while supporting communities through social entrepreneurship

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Every year the master of business administration (MBA) professional development class at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton put their social entrepreneurship skills to work to support non-profit organizations. They share their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness of the important work happening in the community’s not-for-profits. This year the MBA professional development students worked with the Fredericton Community Kitchen to help with their Student...

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UNB s Rice Fuller a member of Fredericton s new sexual assault response team

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Posted: April 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Fredericton Sexual Assault Response Team (FSART) was officially launched in Fredericton on April 22, 2015. The team is made up of members from the RCMP and Fredericton Police, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and Fredericton’s Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, among others. This is the first time that New Brunswick’s capital region has had a sexual assault response team in place for people who have experienced sexual...

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O R E O competition on April 24

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Posted: April 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On April 24th twelve Maritime teams will ascend on our Saint John campus for the faculty of business’ annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.) competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business - as well as a number of business leaders from the community - students will be given the opportunity to run their own café and make all business decisions from products to hiring staff with the help of a computer simulation called...

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UNB announces two Vanier Scholarship winners for 2015

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Posted: April 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate students have won prestigious 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships valued at $50,000. Jianhui Zhou is a PhD candidate studying forest engineering at UNB in Fredericton. Zhou received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood science and technology from South China Agricultural University in 2014. Zhou specializes in wood engineering where he is developing a modal testing technique to effectively measure elastic constants of engineered...

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UNB welcomes retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Posted: April 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thousands of K-12 students and members of the local community had the opportunity to welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on Tuesday thanks to UNB’s Andrews Initiative. Col. Hadfield is the former, and first Canadian, commander of the International Space Station. Col. Hadfield told an auditorium packed with students from New Brunswick’s Anglophone West School District, and those watching online through a live-stream, that he wanted to be an astronaut...

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UNB Saint John s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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Posted: April 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Since September, many events and activities have been held to mark the 50th Anniversary of UNB Saint John and showcase the richness and unique attributes of the Saint John campus. Our final signature event will be held at the end of the month. As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary, a scholarship fund has been established to provide support and encouragement for our students.  A Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 30 at the Hans W. Klohn Commons in support of this...

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UNB s Student Investment Fund recognized internationally

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Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Student Investment Fund (SIF) program has received international recognition not once, but twice recently. Masters of business administration candidates Jeff Mott and Dan Slipp, along with bachelor of business administration student Josh Bubar placed second in the world at the Argus Real Estate competition and first in the Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition, surpassing nine other universities across the world. Jeff Mott credited his training through the SIF program for the team’s...

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UNB s College of Extended Learning honoured for support of Canadian Forces reservists

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Posted: April 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (CEL) was recognized for providing outstanding support to reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. UNB’s CEL received a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Educator Support Award at a ceremony held at Old Government House in March. Business administration student, Jeremy MacDonald of the B Coy Trg O Royal New Brunswick Regiment, nominated CEL for the award. Returning to school after serving as a reservist in the Canadian Forces for over...

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New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs kick off as momentum builds towards the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: April 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


New Brunswick’s team for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will soon be determined, as the province’s Regional Science Fairs get underway in April. Eleven students from the Fundy, River Valley and districts francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick Regional Science Fairs will be chosen to represent their province at the national level. The national competition is even more significant for New Brunswick students this year, as it will be held in Fredericton – marking the first time it has ever been...

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Students vie for cash prizes at annual TME Student Pitch Competition

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Posted: April 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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2015 was another record setting year for the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s (TME) Student Pitch Competition. 33 teams registered, with over 60 students participating, and 100 people attended the awards dinner where over $8,000 in prizes was awarded. First place in the ideas category went to Reverse Vending Recycling Systems, pitched by third year mechanical engineering student Vuk Stajic. This company proposes installing reverse vending machines in...

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UNB Fredericton appointments

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Posted: April 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Wayne Albert has been reappointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology. He joined UNB in 1999 and has an excellent record in research, teaching and service. His area of research is in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.  Lesley Balcom has been appointed Director of Libraries (title under review). Ms. Balcom has been Interim Director of Libraries this year, and an Associate Director of Libraries since 2008.  With a proven commitment to students, teaching and research,...

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Award-winning novelist Beth Powning to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Award-winning novelist Beth Powning will read from her latest book, A Measure of Light on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Beth Powning is known for her lyrical, powerful writing and the profound emotional honesty of her work. In 2010, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for English Language Literary Arts. Her novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife, was short-listed for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin...

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How ABA applied behaviour analysis Therapy changed Our Lives A Parent s Story

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As a part of the University of New Brunswick’s strategic mission, the University, through its College of Extended Learning, recently began offering families access to some excellent foundational ABA knowledge that forms a basis for the myriad of ABA credit and professional programs that they offer to students. Barbara Cabrera started to get concerned about her son, LeKai, when at the age of one had not started to develop language skills. He had not spoken a single word and as time went by,...

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New UNB course will help benefit youth and families in NB

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Fredericton has added new courses to its psychology program that will provide behavioural intervention training to students. New faculty member, Dr. Holly Seniuk will teach the new courses that will focus on an applied approach to behaviour analysis and expand beyond autism into more generalized training for behavioural intervention. Dr. Seniuk has joined UNB’s department of psychology as an assistant professor. Her expertise is in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss the importance of Canada s wilderness

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This year’s W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, James Bernard (J.B.) MacKinnon from Vancouver, has spent years studying the importance of Canada's wilderness and our relationship to it. MacKinnon will present "The Still-Wild Country: Why Canada's Wilderness Matters to the Future of Life on Earth" at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey auditorium in Tilley Hall, Room 102; and at the Saint John campus on Thursday,...

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Renaissance College students share results of social impact projects

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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For the past seven months, final year students from the faculty of leadership studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College have been collaborating with local partners on exciting new community projects.  They will share the results of this work at the inaugural Renaissance College Leadership Program and Community Partners Symposium on March 31. Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.Location: MacLaggan Hall Auditorium (Room 53) | UNB Fredericton “The Community...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

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Posted: March 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, professor and chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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UNB to commemorate 70 years since the Dutch Liberation

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Posted: March 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Canadian troops played a pivotal role in liberating the Netherlands 70 years ago and the University of New Brunswick has been chosen by the Embassy of the Netherlands as one of three locations across the country to hold an event to commemorate this important moment. From Memory to Remembrance: 70 Years of Liberation of the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton. Regiments from throughout the Maritimes participated in the...

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Three UNB Saint John athletes named CCAA Academic All- Canadians

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Posted: March 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer)  and Katherine Houser (volleyball). The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Honourees must...

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Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick sign partnership agreement

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Posted: March 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Horizon Health Network (Horizon) and the University of New Brunswick signed a partnership agreement today marking the official opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).  The two organizations have formed a unique partnership to create the CHC, a leading practice model integrating health service delivery, education and research in a primary health care setting. With strong leadership from the UNB Faculty of Nursing, the CHC advances the health and well-being of...

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UNB PhD student wins International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

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Posted: March 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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David Themens, a PhD physics student at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. Themens, originally from Charlo, N.B., received a bachelor of science with honours in physics and a minor in mathematics from UNB Fredericton in 2011. In 2013, Themens returned to UNB to begin a PhD and has been awarded many scholarships and awards during his educational pursuits, but he says this recognition has the...

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World Water Day recognized through Heavy Metal exhibit

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Posted: March 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Heavy Metal exhibit, currently on display at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre and featuring UNB’s ArtZone, is part of an environmental awareness project in support of World Water Day, which is being recognized this Sunday, Mar. 22. The exhibit was created to help bring awareness to the issue of e-waste in our landfills, which is having a growing negative impact on the environment, specifically in our waterways. UNB ArtZone students have spent months preparing the Heavy Metal...

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Renowned botanist Dr Diana Beresford-Kroeger to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger will read from The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a renowned botanist and medical biochemist that is passionate about protecting and growing trees. Her research draws on ethnobotany, horticulture, spirituality and world medicines, joining seemingly divergent disciplines into a...

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Commitment to UNB Law

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Posted: March 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is committed to ensuring a strong future for its law school, a vice-president at the university said today. In January, the university engaged Neil Gold, a professor emeritus in law and former dean of law at the University of Windsor, to investigate and report confidentially on relations between the Dean and certain faculty members within UNB's law school. "I appreciate the interest and passion many people have shown in UNB Law. This has demonstrated how...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but space is limited so tickets will be awarded based on a lottery. Marie Maltais, director of UNB’s Art...

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TME program gets funding for tech commercialization program

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has launched an exciting new initiative thanks to an investment of $385,800 by the ACOA Business Development Program.  The funding will help the J. Herbert Smith Centre establish a technology commercialization program (TCP). This initiative will provide TME students, trained with product development skills with the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and launch new start-up companies...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of relevance in the 21st century. This years Andrews Initiative is thrilled to welcome Col. Hadfield to...

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Update on UNB Law

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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Update on UNB law school

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Posted: March 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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East Coast Startup Week brings entrepreneurs mentors and investors to Fredericton

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Posted: March 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The blossoming East Coast start-up scene will get a major boost with the second iteration of East Coast Startup Week, a series of events being held from March 16 to 22 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brought to you by organizing partners Planet Hatch, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Pond-Deshpande Centre, East Coast Startup Week is a series of events bringing entrepreneurs and local leaders together to build momentum and opportunity. This annual event exists to connect Atlantic...

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New scholarship program provides international experiential learning opportunities for UNB students

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Of the 1,900 scholarships recently offered to universities across Canada through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, the University of New Brunswick was awarded 67 scholarships, which will provide its students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of expertise, while earning academic credit. UNB received close to $500,000 over the next four years, which is the maximum amount awarded per project proposal. UNB is the only New...

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UNB s Pond-Deshpande Centre welcomes Dan Pallotta as part of East Coast Start-Up Week

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Posted: March 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present, the third Annual Social Impact Dialogue on Monday, Mar. 16 from 8:45 a.m.- 6 p.m; and Tuesday, Mar. 17, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Dialogue is for change agents and thought leaders from all sectors, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social ventures, and for everyone who is passionate about changing the status quo and making deep,...

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Award-winning poet Jeramy Dodds to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Award-winning poet and UNB Writer-in-Residence Jeramy Dodds will read from, The Poetic Edda on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Jeramy Dodds is an accomplished poet, translator, editor and research archaeologist, with a Masters degree in Medieval Icelandic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Literature and Anthropology. He won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for young writers in 2006 and the CBC Literary Award for his poetry in 2007. His poems have been...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

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Posted: March 11, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in Fredericton’s innovative community and beyond. Speakers will reveal UNBound Ideas- each possessing a...

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Alzheimer s Society hosts conference for health care professionals caring for patients with dementia

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Posted: March 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Today, 14,000 New Brunswickers have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nationwide, the number is 747,000. This number will nearly double to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, and Loch Lomond Villa, will be hosting a provincial conference designed for health care professionals who are on the frontline of dementia care in our province. Whose Reality is it anyway? How to...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

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Posted: March 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow gathering on the UNB Fredericton campus as it will provide a unique opportunity for the public to...

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UNB Alumnus develops Smart Cane that could speed up post-op recovery

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid such as a cane, a process called Partial Weight Bearing (PWB).  PWB is the balance between putting enough weight on the affected limb to promote healing of...

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UNB researcher working with NASA to improve GPS communications

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Posted: March 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals and NASA has teamed up with University of New Brunswick geodesy and geomatics engineering researcher, Richard Langley, to study these irregularities in hopes of diminishing their effects on communications.  When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes...

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Canadian Poet John Terpstra to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Canadian poet John Terpstra will read from Brilliant Falls and The House with the Parapet Wall on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. John Terpstra is a poet and carpenter whose fine craftsmanship marks both his trades. He has published more than 10 books of poetry and his work is in major anthologies, including New Canadian Poetry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000). His poems have won a Bressani Prize, the CBC Radio Literary Competition, and several Hamilton and Region...

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UNBers dominate this year s Breakthru competition

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete for $750,000 in investments and professional services. The event is on Thursday, March 19, at the Fredericton Convention Center with...

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David Creelman wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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Posted: February 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a chair, and professor, of the department of humanities and languages Creelman joins a prestigious list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.  Over the course of his 24 years at UNB Saint John Creelman is an engaged presence both in, and outside, of the classroom. An advocate of active...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since 1989. The Ordre National du Mérite was founded on December 3, 1963, by Président Charles de Gaulle....

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UNB instructor recognized internationally for his commitment to students

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Frank Collins, a senior instructor in chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently given an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award by the National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; making him the first Canadian to ever receive the award in its 26-year-history. Collins, who is also the assistant dean for first year students in UNB’s faculty of engineering, tells his students that hope is not a strategy and that students...

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UNB s chancellor invested into the Order of Canada

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Posted: February 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s chancellor, Allison McCain, was formally invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 11. Dr. McCain has served as UNB’s chancellor since 2013. Born and raised in Florenceville, N.B., he earned a degree in electrical engineering from UNB in 1972 and went on to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company before accepting a position with McCain Foods in 1975. Over the ensuing 32 years, he held a number of...

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PotashCorp provides 50 000 in support of UNB Promise Partnership youth program

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Posted: February 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) recently announced a donation to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support initiatives for youth residing in the two priority neighbourhoods of Crescent Valley and the Old North End in Saint John. PotashCorp is investing $50,000 in UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership, which is a community-based and university-run program focused on enriching academic levels for primary and secondary school students. The donation was announced by...

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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

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Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada will receive significant support from the Government of Canada to find solutions to key industry challenges over the next decade. By addressing these challenges, these projects will create new jobs, opportunities and improve the quality of life of Canadians. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), accompanied by Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, made the announcement at the...

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Research team receives up to 2 5 million from DARPA to evaluate prosthetic limb technology

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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University of New Brunswick researcher, Jon Sensinger, is part of research team that has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The contract was awarded through DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs through direct connections to users’ nervous systems.  The research team intends to develop a suite of...

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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week. Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University was struck. Designed for the Tohoku students, the program will have cultural, academic and English...

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UNB welcomes Craig Kielburger for International Development Week

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Posted: February 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Social entrepreneur, author and change-maker Craig Kielburger will speak at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 5 as part of International Development Week at UNB. The university will welcome over a thousand school-aged and university students from from across the region. The event, hosted by UNB’s Global Learning and Engagement office, is also an opportunity for the university to showcase the international development and engagement opportunities available to students. Date: Thursday,...

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Author Craig Davidson reads at UNB Feb 9 10

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Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Canadian author and UNB alumnus Craig Davidson will read from Giller-Prize short-listed novel Cataract City on Monday, Feb. 9 in Fredericton and Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Saint John. UNB Fredericton: Monday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Hall UNB Saint John: Tuesday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre Craig Davidson is an author of short stories and novels who has published under his own name and his pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter. His first story collection, Rust and Bone,...

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Faculty of education kicks off Early Childhood Speaker Series

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Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Margaret &Wallace McCain Family foundation, UNB Early Childhood Centre and the UNB Faculty of Education are proud to host the Early Childhood Speakers Series. “The Promise of Pedagogical Documentation” Presenter, Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015 at 7:00pm, Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 261, 10 Mackay Dr., UNBF Campus This is a free public event. This public presentation will be audio streamed and archived on our YouTube...

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Federal government invests in UNB MRI and unmanned aircraft research

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Posted: January 21, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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This week, Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced more than $35 million in research infrastructure funding for 156 university research projects across the country. These federal funds, made through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will support UNB research infrastructure needs of scientists pushing the boundaries of knowledge in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and unmanned aircraft research. Bruce Balcom, a physics professor and director of UNB’s Magnetic...

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Award-winning host journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre to read at UNB

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Posted: January 14, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Linden MacIntyre will read from his fourth novel, Punishment on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium, room 102 of Tilley Hall (UNBF) and on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre (UNBSJ). In this new novel, MacIntyre presents a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason in a small town shaken by a tragic death. For the past 24 years, Linden MacIntyre has been known to millions as the...

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UNB Law student embarks on coveted internship with the International Criminal Court

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Posted: January 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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Last week, Hind Masri, a second-year UNB law student embarked on an historic, life-changing internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.  Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, UNB’s new dean of law and a distinguished international law jurist, organized the four-month internship for Ms. Masri and hopes to facilitate more experiential learning opportunities for UNB law students. “Hind is an excellent student and her appointment is historic,” said Dean Levitt. “She is the...

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Varsity Reds set to ThinkPink in biggest weekend of 2015

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Posted: January 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media


The UNB Varsity Reds raised over $7,000 at one of their biggest events of the year - the annual Stewart McKelvey #ThinkPink Weekend.  The UNB Fredericton campus played host to nine games across basketball, volleyball and hockey. From pink ice and hockey socks to pink jerseys and hair, the theme was constant - raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. On Friday night, four UNB student-athletes and one student-therapist bravely handed a pair of scissors to a friend and donated...

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UNB named among top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


For the third consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 25 Employers by Atlantic Business Magazine. This year, more than 3,250 applications from across the country were scrutinized by Mediacorp editors in eight areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills...

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Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter will read from The Freedom in American Songs on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Born in England and raised in Newfoundland, Kathleen Winter has a diverse background that includes scriptwriting for Sesame Street and writing a regular newspaper column for The Telegram in St. John’s. Her first short story collection, boYs, won the Winterset Award, but is was her debut novel that made Winter a household name. Annabel was the only...

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New Brunswick Children s Foundation provides gift for University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison research

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Posted: December 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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$750,000 donation to assist in development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation has invested $750,000 to assist researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and Mount Allison University in Sackville in developing a virtual health centre to provide more convenient and integrated care for children with complex health issues. The centre, initially hosted at UNB, will improve access to prompt diagnosis and offer critical...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

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Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The BitShift team then went to Acadia University to compete with the top teams in the 2014 Northeast North...

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Dizhi Zhou named UNB s highest-ranking student for 2014

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Posted: December 9, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Recent UNB computer science graduate, Dizhi Zhou, has been named this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal at UNB. The Governor General’s Academic Medal is a prestigious award presented to the highest-ranking student at UNB. The gold medal is reserved for demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level. Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in May 2014. Zhou’s research revolved around improving the multipath transport control protocol (MPTCP) for end-users...

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The late Per Paasche recognized for biomedical healthcare contributions

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Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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This fall the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) honoured the late UNB biomedical engineering researcher, Per Paasche, with its highest award. The Hans Burgers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Healthcare Engineering was accepted by Paasche’s wife, Nancy at the 2014 CHES National Conference in Saint John, N.B. One of Canada’s biomedical healthcare greats, Paasche was recognized by CHES for his far-reaching work within the province’s healthcare industry and CHES itself. “Per...

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UNB law student and music instructor Phil Dwyer invested into Order of Canada

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Posted: December 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Phil Dwyer, who’s pursuing a law degree at the University of New Brunswick, was among the 42 recipients of the Order of Canada honored at the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 21. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the ceremony. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Internationally renowned pianist and saxophonist Phil Dwyer, who hails from Toronto and Victoria and...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story collection Moonlight Sketches won the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador book Award (Ches Crosbie Fiction...

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Ng Pock Too returns to UNB as executive-in-residence

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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On August 1, 1990 Dr. Ng Pock Too was named CEO of Sembawang Engineering Group, a large Singapore government-owned offshore engineering company. He remembers that day well: it was the same day that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and seized their oil fields in the Persian Gulf which would disrupt the world supply lines for oil. Dr. Ng had 23 Singapore engineers working on an oil production platform in the Persian Gulf located in Iranian waters on a contract to upgrade the drilling systems for a...

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TD Bank Group s gift of 750 000 to support University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , Events , myUNB


Donation creates Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility and provides support for UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership FREDERICTON, NB - Nov. 26, 2014 – TD Bank Group today announced a pair of gifts to the University of New Brunswick that will benefit research into societal issues and a community education initiative for at-risk children in the Saint John area. TD will provide $500,000 for the Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility, which will support a new breed of postdoctoral...

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UNB researchers launch new book Men Who Batter

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre’s acting director, Nancy Nason- Clark and sociology professor, Barbara Fisher-Townsend’s will hold a book launch today at UNB Fredericton for their new book: Men Who Batter.  The launch will be at 3 p.m. at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, 678 Windsor Street. Fredericton police chief, Leanne Fitch, a UNB master of sociology graduate, along with others, will be speaking at the launch. Men Who Batter was written after countless hours of interviews with men,...

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UNB receives 500 000 to drive social entrepreneurship and innovation

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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RECODE grant will support first social entrepreneurship diploma in Atlantic Canada  The Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been awarded $500,000 in matching funding by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation as part of its national RECODE initiative. The Pond-Deshpande Centre will use the grant to launch the first social entrepreneurship diploma program in Atlantic Canada. The grant will also expand the PDC’s existing social innovation programming,...

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UNB researcher develops new environmental monitoring method

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) received a boost in funding to support its work on the development of a new gene-based environmental monitoring method that is more cost-effective and accurate than other observation techniques. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council recently announced a...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2013 2014

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and eighty-seven students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2013-2014. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing 

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Students compete for business cards from top NB employers

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Posted: November 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Sarah Taaffe and Peter McGaw named “most hirable new grads” The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) at the University of New Brunswick named its most hirable graduates at its Our Top Talent (OTT) competition in Fredericton last week. Now in its third year, the competition gives top graduating students the opportunity to pitch themselves to New Brunswick-based employers in exchange for business cards. Sara Taaffe and Peter McGaw were named most hirable recent grads after delivering the best pitches...

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UNB hosts financial literacy consultation session

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting a consultation session with several Canadian student leaders on strengthening financial literacy for young Canadians and adults.  Taking place Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre, this final phase of the consultations focuses on children, youth and adults, to gain insight on how they could benefit from strengthening their financial literacy. Shelley Clayton, director of UNB’s Financial Aid office, was hand-picked among...

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Watch the 2014 Eaton Lecture Online

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Posted: November 20, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , Events


UNB’s 2014 Eaton Lecture is now available online.  Entitled "Canada’s Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don't Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?," the lecture was delivered by Jack L. Granatstein on Nov. 14 in Toronto. Dr. Granatstein is one of Canada’s foremost historians and a distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University. Presented by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Eaton Lectures are made possible by former UNB Chancellor and...

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UNB researcher presents new theory on time and the universe

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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A University of New Brunswick researcher has proposed a new theory on the direction of time as scientists move to try to answer such riddles as why do we remember yesterday but not tomorrow? Theoretical physicist Tim Koslowski and colleagues in Ontario and the U.K. are catching a lot of attention for their theory, one that challenges our fundamental understanding of the universe. In a paper published recently in the journal Physical Review Letters, Koslowski and colleagues examine the...

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UNB s Beaverbrook Scholars meet in Fredericton

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Current and past Beaverbrook Scholars gathered for their annual dinner last week at UNB’s Lady Beaverbrook residence in Fredericton. Since 1920, the Beaverbrook Scholarships have been awarded at the University of New Brunswick, a program initiated by Lord Beaverbrook to help shape future leaders. The Beaverbrook Scholars are a strong network of academics whose leadership and scholastic abilities have helped institute important advancements in many local, provincial and national sectors. Meet...

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Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 14, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey will read from his latest novel, Sweetland on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Michael Crummey grew up in mining towns in Newfoundland and Labrador and studied English at Memorial University in St. John’s. He taught English in China and worked at the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Guatemala. His three books of poetry and book of short stories have been nominated for and received numerous awards, as...

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UNB students awarded permanent residence through Start-up Visa Program

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Posted: November 13, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Today, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the founders of Ara Labs Security Solutions are the latest successful applicants for permanent residence through the Start-up Visa Program. Supported by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Ehsan Mokhtari and Hadi Shiravi Khozani’s start-up company has developed a platform for the real-time monitoring of fraudulent behaviour affecting the advertising campaigns of its customers. Formerly of Iran,...

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Flemers Gift of 125 000 to UNB Establishes Awareness Tours to Holland

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society to administer programs starting in 2015 Canadian teachers, education professionals and education students will have a professional development opportunity to gain understanding of Canada’s role during the Second World War, thanks to a generous donation of $125,000 from Dr. Lucinda Flemer, C.M. (D.Litt.’99) and John Flemer to UNB’s Gregg Centre for Study of War and Society. The gift will support the Lucinda and John Flemer Netherlands Study Tour, a...

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Host of CBC Radio s Spark to Discuss how Technology is Shaping our Lives

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Posted: November 12, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Are you thriving in the digital age? Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and the author of The Virtual Self, will pose that question as the latest speaker in University of New Brunswick’s Andrew’s Initiative Series on Re-imagining the Internet. Ms. Young will present her talk, entitled “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom,” on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Wu Centre auditorium, UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free and the public is...

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Called to Arms New Brunswickers and The First Canadian Overseas Contingent - The Great War Centenary Lecture Series

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting Called to Arms: New Brunswickers and the First Canadian Overseas Contingent the Great War Centenary lecture series.  The lecture will be held at the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) Saint John beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2014. The Great War Centenary Lecture series feature public lectures about new research on the First World War experience in a local (New Brunswick), national, and international...

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Research Team and Unbound Medicine Team Give Away iPad Mini

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Posted: November 10, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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A multi-site Canadian nursing research team based at the University of New Brunswick, Cape Breton University, and British Columbia Institute of Technology is investigating the use of several of Unbound Medicine’s information software programs known as Nursing Central™ and uCentral™.   These downloadable mobile apps provide access to several quick reference resources.   The purpose of this research project is to evaluate nursing students’ and educators’ use, and attitudes, toward mobile device...

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UNB welcomes leading expert in accessible learning

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Posted: November 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Sam Johnston, Harvard graduate and expert in cognition and instruction, is coming to the University of New Brunswick as a keynote presenter for the Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching: Reality or Utopia? symposium. Hosted by UNB Fredericton’s Accessible Learning Committee in partnership with GNB and other New Brunswick post-secondary institutions, the symposium is for any and all educators and will take place on Nov. 9-10 at UNB Fredericton’s Wu Conference Centre. Johnston, who lives...

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UNB team wins SHAD s 2014 Entrepreneurial Challenge

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Posted: November 6, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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A group of high school students who attended the SHAD leadership camp at the University of New Brunswick this summer was one of two teams who tied to win the national SHAD Cup in this year’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, announced recently in Waterloo, ON. Teams were challenged with the theme of ‘Living large with a small footprint’, testing students’ ability to apply scientific principles in solving a real-life problem that impacts society. Capacity, developed by the winning UNB team, is a...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: November 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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One hundred and fifty-four students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2013-14. The dean of arts,  George MacLean, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2013-14 academic year, 985 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of arts and bachelor of applied arts programs. See the complete listing...

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The Jarislowsky Foundation provides 1 5 million to University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will provide leading research in the health care and public policy sectors, thanks to generous support from The Jarislowsky Foundation. During a reception Monday at the University Club in Montreal, UNB celebrated a $1 million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation that established The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Also during the event, UNB announced an additional gift of $500,000 from The Jarislowsky Foundation for a...

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UNB s resident media artist presents Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Henry Adam Svec, UNB’s 2014-15 media artist-in-residence, will give his inaugural performance on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada explores the possibility that Svec has built a digital machine capable of sorting through the entire body of Canadian folk music and generating new, authentic compositions from the source data. Built in Dawson City, Yukon, with the Czech programmer Mirek Plihal, Svec's A.I. named...

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UNB Eaton Lecture to be held Nov 4 in Toronto

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Posted: November 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is presenting the 2014 Eaton Lecture, Nov. 4, in Toronto.  The lecture will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum's Eaton Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Entitled Canada's Hundred Days, 1918:  Why Don’t Canadians Know About Their Greatest Victories?, the lecture will be given by Dr. Jack L. Granatstein, distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University.   The battles of the Hundred Days...

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UNB creative writing grad named Giller Prize finalist

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Posted: October 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Frances Itani’s book Tell has earned her a spot on this year’s Giller Prize finalist list.  Itani (MA ‘80) has seen remarkable success since her time as a student at the University of New Brunswick. A Member of the Order of Canada, her first novel, Deafening, received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it was a #1 bestseller in Canada. Her second novel, Remembering the Bones, was...

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National Bank supports innovation and entrepreneurialism with 100 000 donation to UNB

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Posted: October 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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National Bank is partnering with the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick to support programming for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Through a generous donation of $100,000, National Bank is providing funds for the Technology Innovation Funding Program and the Student Ambassador Program at the Pond–Deshpande Centre (PDC). “National Bank has a long tradition of promoting entrepreneurship,” said Michael McManus, the National Bank’s regional manager for Western New...

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Former International Criminal Court VP coming to UNB

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Posted: October 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law invites you to the 36th Viscount Bennett Lecture, to be given by the Honourable Judge Akua Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court. This year’s lecture is entitled "Justice in a Conflicted World: Reflections from Judge Kuenyehia of the International Criminal Court" and will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Louise Lynch Room at Ludlow Hall, UNB Fredericton.  Judge Kuenyehia has been a judge on the International...

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A family of UNB Saint John alumni

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Posted: October 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Family ties As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary and 32nd fall convocation, the Doucet family feels honoured to be part of an incredible history and community in Saint John. From the classroom to the soccer field, the Doucets have left their mark on campus and are proud to call themselves a family of UNB Saint John alumni. Paving the way to success Ernie Doucet (MEd ’94) and his wife Mary Margaret (MEd ’93) both graduated from UNB Saint John in the 90s with a Masters in...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris Huskilson) Professor Emeritus honorees Allan P. Stuart Teaching Award recipients Saint John The 32nd fall convocation...

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees one professor emeritus and two Allan P Stuart Teaching Awards

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Posted: October 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On top of celebrating the success of its graduates, UNB will honour outstanding professors, business leaders and alumni at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Fredericton will celebrate the 60th Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 and Saint John’s 32nd Fall Convocation will be the following day, Friday, Oct. 24.  Honorary Degree Recipients UNB will grant honorary degrees to renowned couple, Beth and Peter Powning in Saint John; and business leader, Christopher Huskilson at the Fredericton...

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World-leading experts in domestic violence convene at UNB

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Posted: October 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It’s taking place today through Wednesday at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton. Keynote speakers include: Margaret Norrie McCain Margaret Norrie McCain has long been concerned about family violence. In New Brunswick, she was a founding member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation whose mission is to eliminate family...

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Generous donation provides support for Aboriginal students and programs at UNB

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Posted: October 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Drs. John and Judy Bragg make lasting contribution of $500,000 FREDERICTON, N.B., October, 15, 2014 – An investment in UNB’s faculty of education will establish scholarships, bursaries and a summer camp for Aboriginal students as well as salute the contributions of former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.  Through a generous gift of $500,000 from Drs. John and Judy Bragg, scholarships and bursaries will support Aboriginal students in the faculty of education. Additionally, a portion of the...

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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

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Posted: October 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series. “Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education” Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario reads, in part, “Learners in the province’s education system will develop the knowledge, skills and...

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Latest study finds estrogen has detrimental and surprising effects on freshwater wildlife

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) and the University of New Brunswick today release the findings of a study that show that the birth control pill has unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems. The study found that introducing synthetic estrogen, found in the birth control pill, into a lake negatively affected the reproductive cycles of fathead minnow and led to a near extinction of the population. The estrogen interfered with the...

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Time capsule discovered in Canada s oldest university building

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Craig Hickey has seen many things underground when excavating construction sites, but nothing like what was discovered recently under a set of steps at the University of New Brunswick’s Sir Howard Douglas Hall.  Almost 20 years ago, Eric Garland, then associate vice-president (administration) at UNB, decided to preserve a piece of history by placing a time capsule inside the concrete steps of Canada’s oldest university building still in use today.  The time capsule was discovered recently by...

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UNB grants honorary degrees to renowned couple Beth and Peter Powning at its ceremony in Saint John

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB will grant honorary doctor of letters degrees to Beth and Peter Powning at its 32nd Fall Convocation Ceremony on October 24, 2014. Beth Davis Powning Born in Putnam, Connecticut, Beth Powning received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1972. She majored in creative writing, and is a well-known author to New Brunswick, Canadian and international readers.  Some of Powning’s critically acclaimed works include The Sea Captain’s Wife, The Hatbox Letters, Edge...

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Enterprise UNB Building 1 will remain closed for the rest of the day

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that UNB Fredericton’s Enterprise UNB Building #1 will remain closed for the rest of the day. Shortly after 9:30 this morning a small glass vessel exploded in a lab at the Limerick Pulp and Paper Research Centre on the second floor of the Enterprise UNB Building #1. Two research centre staff members were taken to hospital with minor injuries.  The building was evacuated and the Fredericton Fire Department has confirmed that there is no further...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us to visualize complex river systems, raise public awareness about the stressors they face, and...

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Lorenzo Society Reading with Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Poets Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser will read from, Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar and Shiftless, respectively on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Brian Bartlett Distinguished Canadian poet Brian Bartlett has written his first book of prose. An author, editor and professor of creative writing and literature, he has published seven full-length poetry collections and has received the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry,...

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UNB award honours Clifford G Warner

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Jacob McLean of Waterville, NB receives inaugural scholarship for business students Throughout his life, the late Clifford Warner embraced the Greater Saint John community, making involvement in charitable endeavours a priority that complemented his successful business career. To pay tribute to that commitment, Warner’s family and friends have established the Clifford G. Warner Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick Saint John to assist students in the faculty of business. Jacob...

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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Homepage


The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.      EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, October 6 Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1 p.m. | Student Union Building (SUB), Room 103 Schizophrenia Awareness Night | 7 p.m. | Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Tuesday,...

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The Ex-Factor UNB PhD student looks at post-breakup contact and tracking

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Posted: October 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , Commentary , UNB Homepage


Brenda Lee’s newly published study in tracking the contact between couples who break up is among the first of its kind—even though breaking up is the strongest predictor of first onset of Major Depressive Disorder, and a leading cause of suicide among young adults. “The Ex-Factor: the characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults” by Lee and co-author Lucia O’Sullivan, was recently published to the Canadian Journal of Human...

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Comedian focuses on the lighter side of Asperger s Syndrome

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Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB


In recognition of Autism Awareness month, the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning is pleased to host comic, Michael McCreary, for his only New Brunswick appearance of his family-friendly comedy act “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?” McCreary may only be eighteen years old, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.   The young comic, a grade 12 student in Orangeville, Ontario, was diagnosed with Asperger’s...

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UNB celebrates Poetry Weekend in the poetry capital of Canada

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Posted: October 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


Poets and literary enthusiasts from across Canada will converge at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this weekend for the annual Poetry Weekend. “Poetry Weekend is the most beloved poetry festival in Canada,” says UNB English Professor Ross Leckie.  “It is the only festival that has nationally renowned poets coming from Montreal and Toronto without pay just to be a part of it.” Poetry readings from featured guests will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.,...

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UNB student in the running to be Canada s Smartest Person

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Posted: September 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


 Kate LaFrance, who is currently a part-time student pursing her 5th university degree, has many talents to accompany her book smarts. LaFrance teaches at Nackawic Middle School and on her spare time she can be found playing football, coaching track, bagpiping, step dancing, opera singing and knitting—just to name a few of her hobbies. Of the thousands of people across Canada who applied to be a contestant on CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person, LaFrance made the cut along with 32 other...

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A Better New Brunswick - Eddy Campbell Commentary

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Commentary , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Building a Better New Brunswick” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Let's develop a culture of innovation New Brunswick Telegraph JournalSat Sep 20 2014Page: A13Section: OpinionByline: Eddy Campbell Commentary Many important conversations are taking place about New Brunswick’s economic future, and for good reason. We are at a crossroads, facing difficult decisions. Today, when we discuss economic...

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Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell will read from, Angular Unconformity: The Collected Poems and  ^^^^^^ [Sharps], respectively on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Don McKay After more than 40 years of writing, editing, teaching and publishing, Don McKay is one of Canada’s most significant contemporary poets. He has won two Governor General’s Awards, a Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Order of Canada, among a plethora of other awards and...

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UNB researchers tie European settlement in Canada to Maritime sea life

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Posted: September 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are shedding new light on the history and evolution of marine organisms in the North Atlantic. As part of his PhD research at UNB Fredericton’s biology department, Tony Einfeldt is tracing the origins of the small but abundant creatures that sustain intertidal ecosystems in the Maritimes by investigating their genetic code. Surprisingly, Einfeldt has found that mud worms and mud shrimp – the two most common sources of food for birds and...

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David Adams Richards to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will read from his latest novel, Crimes Against My Brother on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. David Adams Richards has 15 novels and seven works of non-fiction published to critical acclaim. He has won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Award, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and two Gemini Awards for scriptwriting. He is one of only...

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UNB s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre co-hosts conference to help EndIPV

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events


UNB will host the 2014 National Conference on Integrated Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence: Learning & Innovating Together. It will take place October 20-22 at the
Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.  Early bird registration ends Sept. 22.  The conference will address the importance of having a coordinated criminal justice and community responses to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Participants can look forward to a range of presentations, panels, workshops, and keynote speeches that...

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Dr Jeremy Levitt appointed dean of law

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Posted: September 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the area of the law of the use of force, international human rights law, humanitarian law, peace studies and African politics, has been named dean of the faculty of law of the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He holds the rank of professor and, in recognition of his distinguished research profile, the title of vice-chancellor’s chair in the faculty of law.  Dr. Levitt comes to UNB from Florida A&M University...

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UNBF faculty of engineering announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Three hundred and thirteen students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14.The dean of engineering, David Coleman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.During the 2013-14 academic year, 1325 students were enrolled UNB Fredericton’s undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical,...

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UNB hosts Burn the Dorm 2014

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events


On behalf of the Fredericton Fire Department, University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in a very important fire safety educational activity that will be held on September 10. This event is being made possible through the generosity of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Home Sprinkler Association, Troy Life & Fire and Kidde. As you know, fire is a serious concern for the Campus Community...

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Author Sam Weller to kick-off UNB Saint John s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Journalist and author Sam Weller will kick-off UNB Saint John’s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451 on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at 40 Charlotte Street. This novel was chosen as the 2014 One Campus One Book One Community for UNBSJ, which is a reading program that provides a common experience for all first-year students and strengthens the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive on...

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Fisheries network links experts from across Canada

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is home to the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), a unique partnership among Canada’s academic researchers, fishing industry and government designed to develop a national fisheries research capacity. Launched in 2010 with five years of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), researchers are now beginning to share their insights and findings with the community. The CFRN isn’t only comprised of natural...

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UNB hosts election panel discussion on education

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Homepage , Events


Candidates from New Brunswick's political parties will participate in an "Election Panel Discussion on Education" on Wednesday September 10 at 7 p.m. hosted by the faculty of education on UNB's Fredericton campus. This moderated discussion will focus on important themes relevant to education in New Brunswick and will include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions or raise issues from the floor. The purpose is to host a discussion about education during the election...

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UNBF faculty of business administration announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


One hundred and fifty-four students in the faculty of business administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2013-14.The dean of business administration, Devishas Mitra, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.During the 2013-14 academic year, 734 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of business administration...

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UNBF faculty of kinesiology announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


One hundred and thirty-nine students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14.The dean of kinesiology, Wayne Albert, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.During the 2013-14 academic year, over 500 students were enrolled UNB Fredericton’s faculty of kinesiology undergraduate program.Click here for...

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UNB women s volleyball team the smartest in Canada

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage


UNB’s Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team is not just acing it out on the court. They’re winning titles in the classroom, too. This year, they’re the smartest team in Canada. Every single member of the squad received straight A’s in the 2013-14 academic year. Collectively, they had a team GPA of 3.9 out of 4.3. Canadian Interuniversity Sport has a term for this – Academic All-Canadian. It’s awarded to each student-athlete who receives straight A’s (a GPA of 3.5 or higher) while competing for...

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week

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Posted: September 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , Events


UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week Thanks to the persistence of University of New Brunswick faculty members, the province, city and university has officially declared September 1-7 Respectful Workplace Week. Many events and various awareness campaigns are underway this week, including a series of public talks at the Fredericton Public Library in Chickadee Hall tomorrow, Sept. 3. Lack of respect at work often leads to workplace bullying, says UNB nursing faculty member...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series Coordinator

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Alison Hughes as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series.Alison is a writer, editor and photographer with a passion for all things artistic.  In addition to her studies in art history and theory as part of her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees, Alison has worked as an art gallery manager and as the executive director of a National Exhibition Centre.The Lorenzo Society at UNB Saint John sponsors an impressive selection of cultural...

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UNBers inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including four University of New Brunswick alumni: Roxanne Fairweather (ALHM ’12), from Saint John, for her strong contribution to the business landscape in the province, for her work to advance research and innovation, and for her efforts in forging partnerships in the community to offer programs to increase literacy; Ivan Hicks (MEd ’76), from Moncton, for his musical contribution which is integral to New...

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UNB students awarded largest-ever Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and math

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Sonja Power and Shuaijin (Jenny) Wang have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich three years ago, the annual awards program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers. This year, there were 1,147 Schulich Leader Nominees. Two...

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UNB nursing study to determine health effects of violence among men

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Posted: August 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Violence is a major public health problem. There is a lot of research that shows the harmful health effects of violence against women; however, there is very little known about how it affects men. A University of New Brunswick research team will receive $383,676 over the next five years by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to examine 600 English-speaking New Brunswick men between the ages of 19-65 to understand how men see themselves as men, their patterns of lifetime violence...

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UNBF faculty of computer science announces Dean s List for 2013-14

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Posted: August 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Ninety-one students in the faculty of computer science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2013-14. The dean of computer science, Ali Ghorbani, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2013-14 academic year, 424 students were enrolled in the faculty of computer science’s undergraduate programs. Click here for complete listing.

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Community celebrates supports UNB s newest entrepreneurs

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Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events


Seven local entrepreneurs have launched innovative businesses this summer as part of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s Foundry program. Meet the 2014 Foundry cohort The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable Jody Carr, minister of post-secondary education, training and labour, joined the young entrepreneurs...

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Post-Doctoral Fellow wins two prestigious fellowships

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Posted: July 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Dr. Alli Murugesan, a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) with University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John’s department of biology, was recently awarded both the prestigious Terry Fox Postdoctoral Fellowship from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and an Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship from Mitacs. As a PDF under Dr. Anthony Reiman, a renowned medical oncologist and the Canadian Cancer Society research chair at UNB Saint John, Dr. Murugesan is currently partnering with Soricimed Biopharma...

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UNB celebrates newest startups at Foundry Fest 2014

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Five new businesses are being showcased at the first Foundry Fest on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Station on York in Fredericton. The celebration of local business and entrepreneurship concludes the inaugural year of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship's (TME) Summer Institute Foundry program at the University of New Brunswick. The diverse businesses coming out the Foundry program have gone from concept to revenue in under three months,...

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NSERC invests 2 4 million in 28 UNB researchers

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Posted: July 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder was joined by Mr. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Mr. Craig Leonard, minister of energy and mines for New Brunswick. Nearly $2.4 million will go to benefit 28 researchers and students at the University of New...

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UNB alum helps Canadians track vaccination records on their smartphones

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Why do we have vaccination cards that are easily misplaced when almost every other piece of information can be accessed easily from our smartphones?  UNB alumnus, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is a medical doctor and a public health policy researcher, knew there must be an easier way for families to keep track of their immunization records. Inspired by a conversation with a fellow parent who is also a UNB alum, ImmunizeCA was brought to life. It’s a free app that helps people track their...

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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

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Posted: June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014 competition results for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery...

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UNB Business Professor Norm Betts appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

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Posted: June 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage


Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointments of Norman Betts and Alan Borger to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada on June 18 in Ottawa. Dr. Betts is an associate professor in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of business administration and is the former Minister of Finance for New Brunswick. Mr. Borger is president and chairman of the Board of Ladco Company Limited and chairman of Borland Construction Inc. "I am pleased to announce the appointments of Norman...

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Mobile health research and innovation to help New Brunswick smokers and heart health

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Posted: June 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


Saint John, New Brunswick – June 16, 2014 – A new $225,000 investment in health research in New Brunswick will examine the use of mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.  Dr. Shelley Doucet, assistant professor in nursing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is one of the lead researchers. Connected Voices, is an Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) project, which will evaluate how mHealth (mobile Health via intelligent phones and tablets)...

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UNB named most entrepreneurial university in Canada

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Posted: June 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was named Post-Secondary Institution of the Year at the 2014 Startup Canada Awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony and reception atop the CN Tower. Watch the award video In the last 25 years, UNB has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada by combining experiential education with opportunities for mentorship, skill-development, leadership and commercialization. UNB President Eddy Campbell says this award is tied directly to the...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

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Posted: June 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Four political science students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they are well on their way. Laura Fitzpatrick, Michael Gooding, Ryan O’Connor and Mark Smith have each been awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship to help them achieve their objectives. “This scholarship acknowledges the academic and personal achievement of these students and seeks to...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program graduation

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Posted: June 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


UNB Saint John’s College will celebrate the 2014 graduating class of the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program on Thursday, June 5. The 14 graduates are the second class since the program started last April. In partnership with industry and the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the complex energy and related industries to help participants to make informed decisions about...

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UNB Saint John s Evidence Synthesis Group receives approval from the Joanna Briggs Institute

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB Saint John's Evidence Synthesis Group recently became a member of the esteemed Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. "I am delighted with becoming an officially recognized group with the JBI in Adelaide, Australia," says Lisa Keeping-Burke group convenor and assistant nursing professor at UNB Saint John. "This accomplishment acknowledges our group's efforts towards the advancement of evidence based nursing practice and with building...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab. A centre of research excellence Under the direction of Dr. Kevin...

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Lisa Armstrong to address class of 2014 in Saint John

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Lisa Armstrong will address the Class of 2014 as Valedictorian at UNB Saint John’s 40th spring convocation ceremony. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Information and Communications Studies and a minor in Linguistics and Philosophy.A mature student and a lifelong Saint Johner, Lisa is the embodiment of the truly transformational opportunities our university offers, and that a university degree is possible no matter the time in life.While at UNB Saint John, Lisa...

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UNB announces valedictorians for 185th Encaenia

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Four students will represent their graduating classes as this year’s valedictorians at the University of New Brunswick’s 185th Encaenia at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton on May 28-29, 2014. UNB’s valedictorians were nominated by their peers, judged by panelists and finally elected by members of their graduating class. To arrange a media interview or obtain a copy of the valedictory addresses, please contact Kelsey Seymour. Valedictorians Laura Carr, from Fredericton, N.B., will...

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UNB prepares for spring 2014 graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will award degrees to over 1780 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 in Fredericton and Friday, May 30 in Saint John. Fredericton The 185th Encaenia will be held on May 28 and 29 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 40th Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes...

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UNB announces new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data

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Posted: May 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events , UNB Homepage , In the Media


Dr. Monica Wachowicz, the new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is developing breakthrough algorithms and services for analyzing information to assist New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation, and municipal planning sectors to extract value from Big Data. Big Data analytics helps organizations make informed decisions by enabling data scientists to comprehend enormous volumes of data that may be left unexamined by conventional algorithms. This data...

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UNB and NB Power partner on wind energy initiative

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Posted: May 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Innovative technology developed by University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers is helping NB Power create green energy solutions for the province. Industry-leading wind forecasting research The partnership between NB Power and UNB is pioneering industry-leading wind forecasting research created by UNB Professor Dr. Liuchen Chang. This forecasting will identify the best opportunities to use wind energy in homes and businesses. Nearly 1200 customers from around the Maritimes are already...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This spring the department of computer science and applied statistics at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is hosting two computer-programming competitions for middle school and high school students. On Saturday, May 10 both the 8th annual New Brunswick High School Programming competition and first annual Scratch Programming competition will be held on the UNB Saint John campus. “Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for students in the 21st Century,” says Aziz...

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UNB hosts 32nd Annual NB Math Competition

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades seven, eight and nine will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 on campuses across the province. About 1200 students from across the province will travel to both the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of the Universite de Moncton to write a multiple choice competition paper. The paper is available in both English and French. The competitions...

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UNB student represents Canada at G20 Youth Summit

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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A University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John student is in Germany this week to discuss global economics and social problems. Ryan McKay, a bachelor of business administration (BBA) student majoring in economics with a finance concentration, is representing UNB at the Conference of the G20 Youth Forum and Summit in Garmisch – Partenkirchen, Germany from May 7 – 10. The G20 Youth Summit is an international event bringing together 1,200 young leaders, students, academics, parliamentarians,...

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UNB wins Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

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Posted: May 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB has won a 2014 Startup Canada Award for Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year in Atlantic Canada. Congratulations to the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), Pond Deshpande Centre (PDC), Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), and all of the faculty, staff and students on our campuses who drive entrepreneurship at UNB.The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the...

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President Campbell sends condolences to University of Calgary community

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Posted: April 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Commentary , UNB Homepage


We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus. As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities extend beyond the bounds of our campuses. I have written to my colleague Elizabeth Cannon, president and...

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Engineering students showcase design work

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


FREDERICTON--The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of engineering will showcase the capstone design projects of its final-year civil engineering students on Tuesday, April 15. The symposium is part of a two-week spotlight on engineering design projects from students in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and software engineering.   On Wednesday, April 9 teams from the new J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program product design and...

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Mi kmaq Maliseet Institute presents Two-Eyed Seeing

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Posted: April 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media


FREDERICTON– On Wednesday April 16, the Mi’kmaq Maliseet Institute (MMI) at the University of New Brunswick will hold its final event of the 2013-14 “Welcome to Our Talking Circle” speaker series. To close the series for the year, MMI is honored to host Dr. Cheryl Bartlett along with distinguished Mi’kmaw Elders Albert and Murdena Marshall from the Institute for Integrative Science and Health at Cape Breton University (CBU). Together, they will present “Etuaptmumk / Two-Eyed Seeing: Where...

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Transatlantic graduate program wins innovation award

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Posted: April 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , In the Media , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s TRANSatlantic FORestry Masters (TRANSFOR-M) program, a two-year master’s program leading to dual degrees in forestry and environmental management, recently won an Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The TRANSFOR-M program is the first dual-degree master’s program in forestry and environmental management between Canada and Europe....

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Pioneering biomedical-imaging research gets nod

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , In the Media , UNB Saint John


In the digital world we rely on machines to get any information we need. Images, however, are opaque to machines so finding the right image can be very slow. Tagging images to make them machine readable and reusable for researchers, or clinicians, is the focus of pioneering work conducted by Ahmad C. Bukhari, PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John (UNBSJ).  Why is this important? Tagging images makes them easier to identify so users can rapidly derive relevant...

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UNB Summer Institute seeks artistic entrepreneurs

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage , myUNB


Entrepreneurship is thriving at the University of New Brunswick (UNB)—and not just in its faculties of business. The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship on the Fredericton campus has launched an innovative and intensive summer program for entrepreneurs with background ranging from arts to engineering. Dhirendra Shukla, chairman of UNB’s Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship talked to the Telegraph Journal’s Chris...

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UNB celebrates alumni at Proudly UNB Awards

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , Events , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick will recognize some of its most celebrated alumni at the 2014 Proudly UNB Awards dinner in Fredericton on Thursday, April 3. Marc Bedard (BBA’74), president of the UNB Associated Alumni, will recognize ten UNB alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, country and beyond.  Read the 2014 Proudly UNB Award recipients’ bios Find out how you can nominate an outstanding alumnus or alumna for...

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UNB holds open house on revised boundaries of Creighton Conservation Forest

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media , UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is inviting the public to attend open house events on April 9 & 10, 2014 to learn more about proposed revisions to the boundaries of the Creighton Conservation Forest in the UNB woodlot. The University of New Brunswick and the Creighton Conservation Forest Advisory Committee are preparing to submit a Municipal Plan Amendment application to have the new Creighton Conservation Forest boundaries established in the City of Fredericton’s Municipal...

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Faculty of nursing s Advanced Standing Program stream relocated to Moncton campus

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Posted: March 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of nursing will be relocating its Advanced Standing Program (ASP) to the Moncton campus in the fall of 2015. “This decision was made late last year and is the Faculty’s response to reviews by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) and accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN),” explains Gail Storr, dean of the faculty of nursing for Fredericton. “All three reviews commented very positively on the curriculum while...

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Writer Rawi Hage to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Rawi Hage will read from Carnival on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Rawi Hage is a writer, a visual artist and curator. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was translated into several languages. Cockroach, his second novel, was a finalist for many prestigious awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Beirut, he lives in Montreal. The reading...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart leads the world in prosthetic research

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Posted: March 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Homepage , Events , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Kevin Englehart, director of University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three New Brunswick researchers to be honoured at this week’s New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Gala. Dr. Englehart’s work has led to the development of hardware and software that allows people with artificial limbs to operate them with advanced utility and dexterity. Englehart is a three-time UNB alumnus, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the...

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Author and UNB s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB’s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover will read from Savage Love on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Douglas Glover worked in the newsrooms of daily papers in Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec, before publishing Precious in 1984. His byline later appeared in the book pages of The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe. He is the author of two works of...

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Proliferation of rock snot algae may be linked to climate change

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Posted: March 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB


An algal species commonly known as didymo or “rock snot” has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate student Michelle Lavery and researchers from Queen’s University, l’Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), and Brock University found remains in lake sediments dating back to 1970. The discovery debunks the commonly held assumption that didymo—a nuisance algae that may threaten juvenile salmon because of habitat...

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Thom Workman delivers prestigious Woodrow Lloyd Lecture

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Posted: February 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB


Dr. Thom Workman, professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the 2014 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture at the University of Regina this week. In “The Hedgehog, the Fox and Canadian Austerity,” Dr. Workman will discuss how issues as seemingly diverse as rising family indebtedness, falling rates of unionization or the gutting of the unemployment insurance regime can be regarded in terms of their shared social and political features, especially their relationship to the...

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Non-fiction writer Don Gayton to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: February 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Popular non-fiction writer Don Gayton will read from Man Facing West and Okanagan Odyssey on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Don Gayton’s books include Interwoven Wild, Kokanee, Landscapes of the Interior and The Wheatgrass Mechanism. He writes for Canadian Geographic as well as writing technical articles on grasslands, climate change and fire ecology. His awards include the Saskatchewan Writers Guild non-fiction award, the US...

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Tentative agreement reached on key issues related to wages

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Posted: January 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


The AUNBT and UNB are pleased to announce an agreement to recommend suspension of the strike/lockout.  This comes as a result of reaching a tentative agreement on the key issues related to wages. The parties agree to jointly announce further details within the next 24 hours.

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Michael Christie and Bill Gaston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Michael Christie will read from The Beggar’s Garden and Bill Gaston will read from The World on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Michael Christie has been a sponsored skateboarder, a homeless shelter worker, an advocate and outreach provider for the mentally ill, a magazine editor and a creative writing teacher. He holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC, and currently writes and divides his time between Thunder Bay and Galliano...

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Advocate against family violence inducted into Order of Canada

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Posted: January 2, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Rina Arseneault, associate director at the University of New Brunswick’s Murial McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) has been named to the Order of Canada. Ms. Arseneault has dedicated her career towards ending violence against women and family violence.  She joined the MMFC in November 1993. Read Shawn Berry's interview with Ms. Arseneault in the January 1 edition of the Daily Gleaner; the full text is below. 'I do what I do because I believe in it' - ArseneaultThe...

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Province s aging population an opportunity says UNB economist

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Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Dr. Michael Haan, Canada research chair in population and social policy at the University of New Brunswick, says that New Brunswick should look at its rapidly aging population as an opportunity, not a problem. Haan was interviewed by Chris Morris of the Telegraph Journal following a recent Statistics Canada report that NB’s population is greying at a higher rate than almost every other province. You can read Chris Morris’ article on the front page of the November 28 edition of the Telegraph...

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UNB fertile ground for tech startups

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Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Entrepreneur and smartphone app developer Patrick Malone has his sights set on Fredericton.  He has taken his smartphone app, iTendr, to the popular CBC television show Dragon’s Den.While Malone has been living in Vancouver for five years, he says the company is eyeballing Fredericton, which has a high profile in the tech community. And the University of New Brunswick is fertile ground for tech startups."For a small city, it is punching way above its weight class," Malone said.More on...

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Watch 2013 Eaton Lecture online-FR and SJ

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Posted: November 29, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


UNB’s 2013 Eaton Lecture is now available online.Entitled “Peaceable Kingdom or Warrior Nation?: Canada’s Identity Crisis,” the lecture was delivered by Lee Windsor, November 13 in Toronto.Dr. Windsor is deputy director of UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society in the faculty of arts in Fredericton. He also holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies. Presented by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Eaton Lectures are made possible by former UNB...

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One of Canada s premier Native public intellectuals Thomas King to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Thomas King will read from The Inconvenient Indian on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the U.S. and Canada. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lecture,...

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Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will read from The Son of a Certain Woman on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Johnston will read on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. The Son of a Certain Woman was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His number one, nationally bestselling novels include The Divine...

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Award-winning author Donna Morrissey to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Donna Morrissey will read from The Deception of Livvy Higgs on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, as well as the author of a children's book, Cross Katie Kross, illustrated by her daughter, Bridget. Morrissey grew up in The Beaches, a small fishing...

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UNB welcomes new students at Commencement ceremony in Fredericton

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Posted: August 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Commencement, an inaugural ceremony to welcome new University of New Brunswick students, will be held on Tuesday, September 3, at 10:15 a.m. in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This annual ceremony is an opportunity to officially welcome new students to the Fredericton campus and celebrate their entry into higher education. Commencement and Encaenia (UNB’s graduation ceremony) are ceremonies seeped in the university’s rituals and traditions, and act as “bookends” to the academic experience of...

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Craig Kielburger talks to educators about creating compassionate kids

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Posted: August 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The faculty of education, along with the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (Anglophone West branches) and the Anglophone West School District, will host a presentation with Craig Kielburger, “The World Needs your Kid: How to Raise / Mentor Kids Who Care and Contribute,” on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for over 2000 invitees from schools and districts across New Brunswick. Kielburger’s message will focus on the impact that teachers and administrators have in supporting children and youth, and making a...

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Forestry with an international flavour

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Posted: August 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Students from European and Canadian universities are learning about New Brunswick forestry and environmental management through a specialized degree program offered by the University of New Brunswick. The Transatlantic Forestry Master dual degree program (TRANSFOR-M), which started in 2010, allows students to spend one year working on their degree in Canada and one year working on their degree at a European institution.  Students in the program will earn both a Canadian and a European...

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Renaissance College students in running for national award

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Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Four student groups from UNB's Renaissance College are in the running for a $50,000 prize for their public awareness campaigns about how charities ensure, improve and reflect the quality of life in Canada.    The contest, called Students (Verb) Charities is open to post-secondary students between the ages of 18-35 across Canada and is sponsored by Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation. Rebecca Randell, a first year student enrolled in the Renaissance College leadership program, and her...

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Alumnae celebrates some of UNB s brightest students at annual luncheon

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Posted: November 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

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This year's UNB Associated Alumnae award recipients ranged from future biochemists to teachers and everything in between.  The Alumnae recently held a luncheon to congratulate this year's student award winners and to remember the women who made these awards possible. Karen Taylor, president of the Associated Alumnae Council, spoke at the event saying that it was very special day of celebration, recognition and reflection. "The luncheon is a celebration of these women's accomplishments as...

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Award-winning poets will read from their work as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

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Posted: November 9, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Award-winning poets Stephanie Bolster and Susan Gillis will read from A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth and The Rapids respectively on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hazen Hall, room 232 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Stephanie Bolster’s latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (2011), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2012. Her first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s and Gerald Lampert Awards in 1998. Her...

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Author Margot Livesey to read from her new novel as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Author Margot Livesey will read from her novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  The Flight of Gemma Hardy is Margot Livesey’s seventh novel, following Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, and The House on Fortune Street. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and...

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Vincent Lam to read from his first novel The Headmaster s Wager as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Author Vincent Lam will read from his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Hall, on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Vincent Lam’s short story collection, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was adapted for television and broadcast on HBO Canada. Lam is also co-author of The Flu Pandemic and You, which received an award from the American Medical Writers Association in 2007,...

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Director actor and author Robert Moore to kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

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Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Director, actor and author Robert Moore will kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his fourth book, The Golden Book of Bovinities on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in K.C. Irving Hall, room 107 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Robert Moore is a director, an actor and the author of a dozen plays, including Rougher Magic. His first book of poetry, So Rarely in Our Skins (finalist for both the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Margaret and John Savage...

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Director actor and author Robert Moore to kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

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Posted: September 24, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Director, actor and author Robert Moore will kick off the 2012-13 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from his fourth book, The Golden Book of Bovinities on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in K.C. Irving Hall, room 107 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Robert Moore is a director, an actor and the author of a dozen plays, including Rougher Magic. His first book of poetry, So Rarely in Our Skins (finalist for both the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Margaret and John Savage...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and UNB Saint John renew unique partnership

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Posted: August 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Every child who needs a mentor – has a mentor.It’s the goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, but despite its straightforward premise, achieving it can be difficult. The biggest hurdle is recruiting enough volunteers to serve on the board of directors and work as mentors with children in the community. “Recruiting volunteers is a key for us,” said Laurie Collins, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John. “Not only do we need strong volunteers to spend time with...

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UNB joins search for life on Mars

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Posted: August 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Spray, Elliott and Thompson team up with NASA Following a tense and delicate – yet ultimately successful – landing on Mars last August 6, NASA’s Curiosity rover almost immediately began sending information back to Earth. On that early Monday morning, John Spray was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, one of numerous scientists unable to contain his excitement. Having worked on the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity’s official name) for the past several years, Spray was anxious to...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Arts announces Deans List for 2011-2012

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Posted: August 15, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Ninety-five students in the Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean’s list for 2011-2012. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Joanna Everitt, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.

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McCain and Baxter appointed to new positions

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Posted: August 1, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


Kathryn McCain, chair of the McCain Foundation, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, which began July 1. She was previously vice-chair of the board. Ms. McCain has been a member of UNB’s Board of Governors since 1998. During this time, she has served on a number of board committees including, the Advancement Committee (chair), the University Honorary Degrees Committee, the Audit Committee (chair), the Executive Committee,...

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UNB Enjoys Banner Year for Fundraising

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Posted: July 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media


With the support of its alumni, and friends, the University of New Brunswick raised the second largest sum in its history last year. Thanks to the contributions of 5000 alumni, UNB collected $25 million in 2011-12. "Beyond the gifts themselves, the implicit message behind them is deeply encouraging," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "That's 5000 people who believe in this university. It's 5000 people who chose to support us, despite other obligations, and despite difficult financial...

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Improving rehabilitation

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Posted: July 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, visited with Dr. Chris McGibbon from the University of New Brunswick today where he highlighted how federal investments are helping strengthen healthcare across the country, in particular his research aimed at improving rehabilitation and assistive technologies for persons with lower-extremity amputation or other diseases or injuries that affect mobility. Pictured from from left to right...

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UNB Alum turns school assignment into thriving business

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Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


After creating a recreational gymnastics business for an entrepreneurship assignment at the University of New Brunswick in 2006, Kara Hachey has since turned that assignment into a career. Go-Go Gymnastics is a mobile recreational gymnastics club that works out of 11 towns and cities, but it began modestly in Fredericton, N.B. with the hope of empowering and encouraging New Brunswickers to adopt healthy lifestyles. This, however, was only the beginning. With the success of Go-Go Gymnastics...

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UNB s new seismograph to enhance research learning opportunities

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Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is studying earthquake activity in the Maritimes thanks to the recent purchase of a seismograph. Seismographs record the arrival of seismic waves from earthquakes by measuring voltages generated when ground movements cause electrical coils to move relative to magnetic masses suspended on springs. UNB alumni may recall an old seismograph that was installed on campus near the Science Library as part of the Canadian National Seismograph Network until the...

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Universities and Colleges offer good value for taxpayers

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Posted: July 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


By Eddy Campbell, President of UNB Our post-secondary institutions exist to transform lives, to transmit and create knowledge, and to create prosperity. With these roles comes the important responsibility to make good and effective use of the support offered by the citizens of New Brunswick through their government, not to mention the fees paid by our students and the contributions of our many supporters and donors. What are we doing to earn their trust? Our post-secondary institutions are...

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Katherine Murray receives David H Walker Prize for fiction

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Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Katherine Murray wins the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction The department of english is proud to announce that this year's winner of the David H. Walker Prize for Fiction is Katherine Murray for her short story “A Compassionate Retelling.” The David H. Walker Prize, worth $1000, has been awarded each year since 1997 to the best work of short fiction by a UNB graduate or undergraduate student. The prize is in honour of the powerful and prolific writer David H. Walker. He was born in Scotland,...

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UNB Welcomes New Vice President of Research

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Posted: July 16, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


On August 1, 2012, the University of New Brunswick will welcome Dr. David Burns as its new vice president of research. As a member of UNB’s senior management team, Dr. Burns will help shape UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda. “I am really looking forward to working with faculty, students and staff at UNB – lots of exciting opportunities and initiatives on both campuses,” says Burns. Leaning on his past experience in education, Burns is hopingto communicate how research directly...

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Students from across the country to benefit from enrichment program

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Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Sixty remarkable high school students from across the country have descended on the University of New Brunswick’s campus in Fredericton to embark on an exciting summer adventure. For four weeks in July, the teens are living in residence at UNB to attend the Shad Valley program, taking advanced lectures on science, engineering and technology while learning how these disciplines can be fused with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. The program is a unique opportunity for students to work...

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UNB announces fundraising total of 25 million for fiscal year 2011-12

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Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick reached one of its highest fundraising totals in the 2011-12 fiscal year.  All told, UNB received more than $25 million in donations – up from $13 million in the previous year – with the majority of gifts coming from alumni totalling approximately $21 million, an indication of the strong bond between UNB and its graduates. “We’re very fortunate to have such strong support amongst our alumni,” said UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell. “Their...

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UNB to remain outside the Access Copyright license agreement

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Posted: June 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Following a thorough review, the University of New Brunswick has decided not to sign a license agreement with Access Copyright, recently negotiated with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). This decision reflects UNB’s concerns about academic freedom and the cost of higher education, supported by taxpayers and students. Along with several other universities across Canada, UNB has been operating outside of the Access Copyright tariff since September 1, 2011. The...

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Teaching for the Future at UNB

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Posted: June 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media


More than 100 students and faculty from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education participated in a workshop entitled “Teaching for the Future: Computational Thinking in Teaching and Practice” recently. The workshop, hosted by UNB’s faculty of computer science, was sponsored by Google’s Computer Science for High School program. It introduced future teachers from the faculty of education to the concept of computational thinking through engaging guest speakers, interactive...

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ASK-ECDEV launched at UNB

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Posted: June 20, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick and partners received a $2.5 million grant that they will be using to address key aboriginal rights issues. Chief Candice Paul of Saint Mary's reserve, and UNB President Eddy Campbell spoke about how this new resource will help researchers, students, the government and First Nations communities. 

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Message from the President on Appointment of New Vice-President

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Posted: June 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


June 19, 2012 UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK - I am pleased to announce that David H. Burns has accepted the position of Vice-President (Research) and will begin his new role at the University of New Brunswick on August 1, 2012. In the interim, Dr. Gregory Kealey will continue as Vice-President (Research). Dr. Burns will provide leadership and vision in shaping UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda. He will build on the success of the Office of Research Services and continue to promote,...

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UNB Welcomes Schulich Leaders

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Posted: June 19, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media


An historic first will occur when Brady Hooley and Dulanga Ranasinghe step on the University of New Brunswick campus for the upcoming fall semester. The two are the inaugural recipients of the Schulich Leader Scholarships at UNB. The Schulich Leader Scholarships recognize students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership and who plan on studying one of the STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during their undergraduate years....

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Bluefield student wins 50 000 scholarship

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Posted: June 15, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


When Megan Smith heads off to university this fall she'll have 50,000 reasons to be happy. That's because she's heading to the University of New Brunswick with a scholarship worth $50,000 over four years. Smith, who graduates from Bluefield High School this year, said when she heard the news it brought her to tears. "It's a huge weight off your shoulders to hear something like that," she said. The Currie Scholarships are named in honour of UNB's chancellor Richard J. Currie who is one of the...

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Making waves in the world

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Posted: June 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


NASA senior research scientist and principal investigator and University of New Brunswick graduate Attila Komjathy is using GPS for an entirely new application, which can track and monitor tsunamis.  The early days of his dissertation research at UNB, specifically working with Professor Richard B. Langley, is what first interested Komjathy in the research of different uses for GPS. “My ultimate goal is to use GPS technology to detect ionospheric signatures caused by tsunamis in real time so...

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Students recognized with Sandra Irving Scholarships

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Posted: June 11, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


June 11, 2012—Saint John--Two political science students at the University of New Brunswick Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to their high academic performance and financial support from the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they’re well on their way. Jonathan Cogger and Joshua Forward have each been awarded $5,000 to help achieve their dreams. “This scholarship will help these students pursue their personal goals,” said Debra Lindsay, chair of the Sandra...

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Education trumps EI - Telegraph Journal

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Posted: May 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


We know how much angry mail politicians are going to receive on the subject of EI reform. So we'd like to pose a couple of provocative questions: What if New Brunswickers do not need better Employment Insurance benefits? What if the people of this province would benefit more from better access to effective education? Some very great New Brunswickers have subscribed to the notion that education is the surest route to prosperity. One was Sir Max Aitken, the first Lord Beaverbrook; another is...

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UNB alumnus featured in Globe and Mail business case study

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Posted: May 25, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


In a short span of two years, Rivers Corbett and his business partner, chef Ray Henry, have seen their entrepreneurial venture take off, growing to five locations, and two more opening in July, with presence in three Atlantic provinces. Their venture, Fredericton-based Relish Gourmet Burgers, was built around creating an experience that customers would “relish” along with their food. The Relish experience was built around not only sourcing the best ingredients available but having outstanding...

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A Victoria Day celebration

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Posted: May 18, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, a Victoria Day celebration will be held May 21 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Hazen White/St. Francis (HWSF) School.  The royal couple is visiting HWSF to observe first-hand how students are benefitting from the school's work with community partners such as our campus. During the tour, Their Royal Highnesses will meet with staff,...

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2012-2013

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Posted: April 13, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The $178.4-million budget represents an annual increase of $4.47 million, or 2.6 per cent. It is the third budget in a multi-year series designed to ensure the university’s long-term financial stability, following the dramatic effect of recent downward trends in global economies and financial markets. 

 “It has been a challenging time for universities across the...

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Award-winning author Peter Behrens will read from his new novel The O Briens

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Posted: April 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Awarding-winning author Peter Behrens returns to the Lorenzo Reading Series to close out the 2011-12 season with a reading from his new novel, The O’Briens on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Peter Behrens’ debut novel, The Law of Dreams (2006), won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and several other...

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CBC Co-host of CBC TV s fifth estate Linden MacIntyre to read from Why Men Lie

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Posted: April 5, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Canadian journalist, broadcaster and novelist Linden MacIntyre will read from Why Men Lie on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Novelist Linden MacIntyre is a co-host of CBC TV’s fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism. His bestselling first novel, The Long Stretch, was nominated for a CBA Libris Award and his boyhood memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence, was a...

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From the Maritimes game developer builds bridge to Silicon Valley

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Posted: April 2, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media


George Donovan, owner of Gogii Games Corp., a Moncton-based developer of interactive games, knew that the choice of location for his company was one challenge that would never change. Disruptive technologies had changed the way the video-gaming industry worked, moving away from large video-game developers to independent producers spread around the globe. This shift had empowered individuals with unique skill sets to provide gaming content for hardware platforms, such as the iPhone and Android...

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Two minutes with UNB researcher Liuchen Chang - Video

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Posted: March 26, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


For many small-scale wind and solar power generators to displace carbon fuels, they have to work seamlessly with sophisticated power systems built around large and predictable point source generators. Matching the power supply with demand, when the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, presents huge technological challenges and also a remarkable opportunity for innovation. Smart grids, which blend information and communication technologies, promise just this level of integration. The...

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UNB Writer-in-Residence Sue Sinclair to read from her latest book of poetry Breaker

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Posted: February 29, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Poet Sue Sinclair, UNB Writer-in-Residence 2011-2012, will read from her fourth collection of poetry, Breaker on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Club on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Sue Sinclair, who grew up in St. John’s, Nfld. and lives in Toronto and New York City, is the author of four books of poetry – Secrets of Weather & Hope (2001), Mortal Arguments (2003), The Drunken Lovely Bird (2005), and Breaker (2008). Her work has been shortlisted...

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Maple-Flavoured Bacon The Importance of Teaching

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Posted: February 14, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , Commentary , myUNB


In the Ultimate Dog Tease, one of You Tube’s most popular videos of 2011 (now almost 94 million views), a man’s voice teases a dog with descriptions of maple-flavoured bacon and other tasty morsels, and the talking dog responds with increasing emotion as each treat goes elsewhere. I chuckle every time I watch, but the clip also reminds me of the importance of teaching because this entertaining conversation is, of course, not conversation at all; it’s an amusing illusion created by brilliant...

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Entrepreneur overcomes challenges to get app off the ground

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Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The Challenge As Erik Gingles watched a world junior hockey tournament live on TV last January, the camera froze at a crucial moment in the game. He could hear the commentary but see no action.Frustrated, he thought it would be great if someone was streaming the game live from the arena using a smart phone. It would be even better if there were multiple streams from people sitting in different sections of the arena, which he could link to. Mr. Gingles envisioned an app that could be...

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President Obama appoints UNB alumna to key government post

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Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Originally posted by the White House on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012: WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Bill Baer – Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice Marcilynn A. Burke – Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior Joseph Jordan – Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget John Norris –...

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UNB alumna appointed to provincial court in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Posted: February 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


There's a new face at Stephenville's courthouse. Felix Collins, justice minister and Attorney General, announced this week the appointment of Laura A. Mennie to Stephenville Provincial Court as a judge, effective Jan. 31. He also announced that Pamela J. Goulding has been appointed to Provincial Court in St. John's, effective Jan. 30. "Ms. Goulding and Ms. Mennie have a wealth of legal expertise which has made them well-suited to the duties of a Provincial Court judge," said Minister Collins,...

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Alexander MacLeod to read from Light Lifting at UNB Saint John

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Posted: January 25, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Alexander MacLeod will read from, Light Lifting, on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Alexander MacLeod’s debut story collection, Light Lifting (2010), was shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, a Commonwealth Prize, the Frank O’Connor Award, and the Giller Prize. The Giller jury found his stories to be “a careful marriage of the lyric and...

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UNB s faculty of arts hosts Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series

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Posted: January 9, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John


The public is invited to attend the fourth presentation in the 2011-2012 Atlantic Canada Studies Seminar Series. Bonnie Huskins, a history professor at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, is the fourth speaker. Her presentation, Looking at the Loyalists of the American Revolutionary War through a Different Lens: Sociability and Community Formation in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in room 28 of Tilley Hall on UNB’s Fredericton...

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2011 A great year of teaching at UNB

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Posted: December 20, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Thirteen outstanding teachers at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton were recognized this year for their commitment to post-secondary education, dedication to students, and teaching excellence. Among the 2011 award winners are Diana Austin, a professor in the Faculty of Arts who was recognized at the national level with a 3M national teaching fellowship, and John Grant McLoughlin, a professor in the Faculty of Education who received the University Teaching Scholar Award. Dennis...

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UNB Faculty of Engineering Announces Dean s List for 2010-11

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Posted: December 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Two hundred and twenty-six students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of engineering, David Coleman, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2010-11 academic year, 1113 students were enrolled UNB Fredericton’s undergraduate programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical,...

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UNBF Faculty of Nursing announces Dean s list for 2010-11

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Posted: December 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Three hundred and ninety students in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Moncton and Bathurst have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The interim dean of nursing, Dr. Gail Storr, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2010-11 academic year, 711 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of nursing (BN), advanced standing...

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UNBF Faculty of Kinesiology Announces Dean s List For 2010-11

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Posted: December 6, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Ninety-eight students in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of kinesiology, Wayne Albert, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2010-11 academic year, 456 students were enrolled in the faculty’s undergraduate programs. Please click here for complete list.

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UNB Faculty of Computer Science Announces Dean s List For 2010-11

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Posted: December 5, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Forty-two students in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11.The Dean of Computer Science, Ali Ghorbani, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year.During the 2010-11 academic year, 285 students were enrolled in the Faculty of Computer Science’s undergraduate programs. Please click here for list.

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UNB alumnus and entrepreneur helping redevelop Saint John

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Posted: December 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


He's flipped houses, apartments and commercial buildings, but his ultimate goal is to flip Saint John. Keith Brideau, the founder and vice-president of the development company Historica, says he wants Saint John to be one of the best cities in Canada, and sees no reason why it shouldn't be. The 30-year-old saw a niche in uptown Saint John for redeveloping older buildings, and has already renovated several major properties into modern, upscale suites surrounded by restaurants and...

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UNBF Faculty of Arts Announces Dean s List for 2010-11

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Posted: December 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Two hundred and ten students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of arts, Dr. James Murray, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2010-11 academic year, 1186 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of arts and bachelor of applied arts programs. Please click here for Dean's...

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UNBF Faculty of Business Administration announces Dean s List for 2010-11

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Posted: December 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


One hundred and fifty-seven students in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2010-11. The dean of business administration, Robert Austin, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. During the 2010-11 academic year, 863 students were enrolled in the faculty’s bachelor of business administration...

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UNB Saint John students helping change lives through education

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Posted: December 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - What Coun. Peter McGuire is calling an "academic revolution" is transforming life for students of Hazen-White/St. Francis School and has resulted in provincial assessments climbing, says principal Jennifer Carhart. The most recent results show Grade 4 reading up 28 per cent, Grade 8 math up 57 per cent, and Grade 5 math up by 33 per cent. "When you look at a small school, a small sample size, every student counts and one improving or one not succeeding really brings up or drags...

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New high-speed network will improve education and research in New Brunswick

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Posted: November 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Partners in the Optical Regional Advanced Network say the launch of a high-speed network will improve New Brunswick's capacity for research and educational collaboration. A group of approximately 50 university representatives, partners, stakeholders and government officials involved in the project from across the province gathered at the NRC Institute for Information Technology on Friday morning for the official unveiling of the network. A joint initiative funded by the province,...

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New UNB Saint John Hans W Klohn University Commons opens - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: September 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN - The University of New Brunswick Saint John officially opened its gleaming new commons building on Wednesday, declaring the towering glass structure the "signature" piece of the revamped campus. This is the first thing students, faculty and visitors see as they enter the campus," said UNB president Eddy Campbell. "It's a knock-your-eyes-out building, that shows that the Saint John campus is equal to any university anywhere." Named in honour of city construction stalwart...

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UNB Saint John takes on a new look - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: September 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


SAINT JOHN - When students return to the University of New Brunswick Saint John this week, they're going to see a very different campus, vice-president Robert MacKinnon said. Renovations are finished at the Canada Games Stadium, the New Brunswick Community College Allied Health Building opened Thursday and the Hans W. Klohn Commons building opens Wednesday. The new buildings are helping lay the foundation of the campus as a destination in the city, province and around the world,...

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Students ready to shine - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 26, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - On Sept. 7, University of New Brunswick Saint John students will pound the pavement for a good cause. The students will scour the Saint John area, handing out stickers and looking for shoes to shine. The aim of the shoe shining is to collect donations and raise awareness about cystic fibrosis. It's the 43rd year the university has participated in the fundraiser, called Shinerama. The goal of this year's event is to raise as much money as possible for research related to...

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UNB researchers leading study on provincial obesity - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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FREDERICTON - A research team led by the University of New Brunswick will aim at reversing the obesity epidemic in the province with a new study that targets the province's overweight people before they begin suffering from chronic diseases. Stacey Reading, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded researcher, says the province's rising health care costs as a result of rising chronic illness are unsustainable. A startling 29 per cent of New Brunswickers are considered obese and...

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Photos from Mars ignite questions for life - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , In the Media


Satellite photos of the arid, desert surface of Mars may show signs of a creeping oasis, according to research from a team of scientists in the United States. The photos show dark, slow-moving stains of what appears to be liquid flowing down the sides of martian craters. The red planet has two domes of ice and barren canyons that suggest water once flowed across its surface. New evidence suggests there is seasonal surface liquid, which, if confirmed, could strengthen the possibility of...

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UNB wrestlers off to Romania - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: August 4, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Five UNB wrestlers are in Romania this week, competing in the 2011 Ion Corneanu Memorial tournament against teams from 17 eastern European countries. Shawn Daye-Finley, Eric Feunekes, Samantha Stewart, Vince Cormier and Promise Mwenga are travelling to the city of Targoviste, where they will train with the Romanian national team before competing in the Saturday tournament. The weekend will act as a primer for the athletes as they approach Olympic qualifiers being held in Winnipeg later...

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UNB offers financial summer camp for kids - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: July 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Is your pre-teen or teen bored with regular summer camp? The University of New Brunswick is offering its first financial summer camp for budding young business tycoons called The Millionaires' Club running from July 25-29. "We've created an investment camp for kids age 11 to 14 and 15 to 18," said Glenn Cleland, the founding director of the Centre for Financial Studies at UNB. "Financial literacy is a big thing out there right now. "Household debt to disposable income is at record highs." At...

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A promise for more education - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: July 18, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , In the Media


SAINT JOHN - UNBSJ is determined to ensure that money is not an obstacle preventing Hazen-White/St. Francis School students from attending university. Very quietly over the past couple of years, campus vice-president Robert MacKinnon and Peter McGuire, who co-ordinates the relationship between that school and UNBSJ, have been working to ensure children feel at home on campus at a young age and have launched what they are calling the Promise Partnership. "Our promise from the university...

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Encaenia Videos Now Online

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Posted: May 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB's 182nd Encaenia ceremonies in Fredericton - the first to be held in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER - may now be viewed online as streaming video. Watch the Encaenia addresses by Graham Farquharson, Ceremony A; Measha Brueggergoman, Ceremony B; and Lawson Hunter, Ceremony C; view the presentation of professor emertitus, dean emeritus, and president emeritus designations; see graduates' reactions as they receive the UNB coin, presented for the first time this year; and listen to the 2011...

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Honorary degree recipient donates 2M

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Posted: May 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


Honorary degree recipient Graham Farquharson surprised the University of New Brunswick community with a $2-million donation Wednesday during the university's 182nd convocation. The donation will be split into four parts. The geology department, faculty of science, faculty of nursing and the university as a whole will each receive $500,000. Farquharson, who addressed students after receiving his degree, drew on his experiences instead of giving advice to the 280 undergraduate, master's...

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NASA gig has UNB student over the moon

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Posted: May 11, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , myUNB


When Tiziana Trabucchi was a little girl growing up in Milan, Italy, her grandfather gave her an encyclopedia. The seven-year-old pored over the geology section, solidifying her awe for the sciences in a city known for the arts. "There is the sensation of living in the past in Italy," she said, pointing to museums, opera houses and paintings like Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper located in a Milan monastery. "North America is more projected to the future and focused on scientific...

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UNB to grant five honorary degrees during spring graduation

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Posted: May 6, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will grant honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals during its spring graduation ceremonies. The Fredericton campus will celebrate its 182nd Encaenia with four ceremonies at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on May 18 and 19. The Saint John campus will hold its 37th Spring Convocation on May 20 at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre. UNB Fredericton Graham Farquharson will receive an honorary doctor of science degree at Encaenia Ceremony A, on Wednesday,...

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New Brunswick s demographic challenges subject of public lecture

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Posted: April 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


A free public lecture, Can New Brunswick’s Population Time Bomb be Defused, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte St. Arts Centre. It will be given by Michael Haan, the Canada Research Chair in Population and Social Policy and a University of New Brunswick professor in the department of economics and sociology. He is the fourth lecturer to present in the inaugural Ideas that Matter speaker series. The exciting new series, presented by the faculty of arts at UNB in...

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UNB Saint John student receives Leader to Watch award at gala dinner

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Posted: April 7, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - Not many individuals can claim to know of their career calling at the age of three. Tiger Woods maybe, or Shirley Temple. Locally, you can add Taryn O'Neill to that short list. "When I was three or four years old my mom had enrolled in the science program at UNB Saint John and found it easier to take me to class instead of hiring a babysitter," she said. "In my first year at UNB I had a lot of flashback memories of the different rooms around campus." She'll likely have a few...

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Former UNB president remembered as a national treasure

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Posted: March 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


FREDERICTON - Former University of New Brunswick president John Anderson is being remembered as a visionary conversationalist and a "national treasure." Anderson died Thursday, at his home in St. Andrews. He was 84 years old. "Embracing the philosophy that people should always do the type of work they like to do, Dr. Anderson again and again pursued new challenges, from being a high school dropout, to research scientist, university professor, and president of one of the oldest public...

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UNB shuts out McGill wins men s hockey championship - TSN ca

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Posted: March 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


FREDERICTON - Luke Gallant had a goal and two assists as the No. 1 University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds shut out the No. 2 McGill Redmen 4-0 to capture the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's hockey title. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtWhOCvxqMU&hd=1 Daine Todd had a pair of goals and Matt Fillier also scored as UNB won its fourth Cavendish Cup title. Travis Fullerton was once again huge in goal for the Reds, stopping 28 shots. The win marks UNB's fourth championship since 1998, and...

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UNB Saint John mentoring program paying huge dividends

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Posted: March 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media , myUNB


SAINT JOHN - When UNBSJ students come to Hazen-White/St. Francis School to visit their young peers, they see a prospective university scholar in every eager face. Their issue is poverty of opportunity, not of brains," says city councillor Peter McGuire. "These are bright and really good kids." McGuire is community engagement facilitator, vice-president's office, UNBSJ and, under his leadership, university academic mentors have grown from 25 to 150 in just a year and a half. "Every child...

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UNB Varsity Reds win overtime thriller to capture AUS title - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: March 21, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , In the Media


The Atlantic University Sport men's hockey conference final was good to the last shot. University of New Brunswick captain Kyle Bailey scored the series-winner 3:43 into sudden-death overtime to lift the Varsity Reds to a thrilling 5-4 victory in the fifth and deciding game Friday night before 3,650 fans packed into the Aitken University Centre. Bailey drew a penalty when he was hooked to the ice by Chris Hulit 2:44 into the 10-minute OT period. Midway through the power play, Daine Todd sped...

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UNB prof students team up to pitch new sharper surveillance technology - NB Business Journal

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Posted: March 7, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The Christmas tree is stolen from the lobby of your apartment building. Fortunately the building is equipped with security cameras and the thieves are caught on its footage. Unfortunately, however, the pictures are so grainy there's no way anyone in the building will recognize the grinches. Enter Scene Sharp. The Fredericton start-up, one of six finalists in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's Breakthru business competition, is working on a product that would see surveillance...

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UNB s Renaissance College set for 10-year anniversary

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Posted: March 1, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB


FREDERICTON - In a stately Victorian era home a few blocks from the University of New Brunswick's main campus, Renaissance College is a hub of activity. Students, faculty and staff stream in and out, stopping to exchange greetings, share notes or catch up on research. For a decade, Renaissance College has offered the country's first leadership studies bachelor program. "The word renaissance is a very purposefully chosen word," Ted Needham, dean of the college, says. "Renaissance means...

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Biomass energy testing lab opens

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Posted: February 23, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The only biomass energy testing laboratory in Canada certified by the Pellet Fuels Institute was officially opened in Fredericton on Tuesday. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Minister Keith Ashfield, New Brunswick Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup and various officials from the University of New Brunswick cut the ribbon to open the Canadian BioEnergy Centre, which is located near the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex. "It feels great to finally have it officially open,"...

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Banner day for UNB volleyball - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: February 21, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Sunday is a day to remember for volleyball at the University of New Brunswick. Each of the men's and women's teams at the school won Atlantic University Sport championships in the sport, and each on the road in Nova Scotia. The most dramatic was the men's team coached by Dan McMorran winning its first title since 1979 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the perennial champion Dalhousie Tigers yesterday in Halifax. That came on the heels of an emotional five-set victory at home on Friday...

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UNB business students beating the market - Daily Gleaner

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Posted: February 12, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


New Brunswick's civil servants can sleep easy knowing that a small part of their pension fund is being managed by a group of elite business students at the University of New Brunswick. In 1998, New Brunswick Investment Management Corp. hired the UNB Student Investment Fund to be external managers of $1 million in real cash. The fund is now worth about $2.7 million - all from investment returns - and well above the $2.3 million value it reached in 2007 before the recession. Program...

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Professor programmer tackle scary problem - New Brunswick Business Journal

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Posted: February 10, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Walking into a room full of large, hairy spiders would be a terrifying experience for a person suffering from arachnophobia. But a University of New Brunswick psychology professor and a Fredericton-based game designer have worked together to create software to help people learn to overcome their fears of the eight-legged creatures. Darren Piercy and Carl Callewaert call their new software Fear of Spiders Treatment Game HD. "This is really interesting," said Piercy in a recent...

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Professor developing less toxic batteries - NB Business Journal

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Posted: February 3, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , myUNB


If Adam Dyker's research is successful, someday the batteries in your cellphone, laptop computer or even your car will be made of materials that are abundant, renewable and much less toxic. The assistant chemistry professor at the University of New Brunswick has just received almost $400,000 in research funding to create a laboratory to develop cutting-edge organic batteries. "The goal is to make batteries that have the active components, the parts that are actually doing the...

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UNB honours early president for contributions to institution - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Scottish scholar William Brydone Jack never intended to stay in Fredericton, but like so many ex-pats who move to the Maritimes, he ended up settling down and lived out his days in the provincial capital. And Thursday, the accomplishments of the man who became one of the University of New Brunswick's first presidents, were recognized during an event at the Harriet Irving Library as part of the university's 225th anniversary celebrations. Along with a plaque that was unveiled to mark the...

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UNB remains at No 1 in CIS men s hockey rankings - Journal Pioneer

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Posted: January 19, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are the No. 1 team in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men's hockey for the second straight week. The Varsity Reds (15-4-0) received 13 of 16 first-place votes and a total of 171 points from the national media panel to remain ahead of the McGill Redmen and the Alberta Golden Bears. The three teams have made up the top three in each of the 10 weekly polls so far this season. Read the full story in the Journal Pioneer.

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UNB grad aims to found the Google of health care - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: January 17, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - Todd Murphy isn't kidding when he says he wants his company to become the Google of health care. From his Prince William Street office, Murphy and his seven full-time staff want to change the way health care is delivered, one prescription at a time. MedRunner, as the company is called, has already started testing its web-based application with 10 local doctors and 20 pharmacies, and by the end of 2011, Murphy wants to go national. "I've a very intense and competitive guy,"...

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UNB researcher exploring safer greener buildings for China - NB Business Journal

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Posted: January 13, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , In the Media


In the cavernous basement that's part workshop and part laboratory beneath the University of New Brunswick's Wood Science Technology Centre in the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex, a small house is being constructed with laminated structural wood to test for strength and humidity control. Meanwhile, 14,000 kilometres away, housing construction companies in China are searching for building materials that are earthquake resistant. Meng Gong, the centre's director, was in China in...

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UNB alumnus honorary degree recipient and CFL all-star Tony Proudfoot loses battle with ALS

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Posted: January 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


MONTREAL - Tony Proudfoot, a former CFL all-star who once employed a staple gun to give his team an edge in the Grey Cup's storied "Ice Bowl," has died at the age of 61. The former defensive back died Thursday after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal, degenerative illness more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's diseaseOn the field, Proudfoot was an aggressive, yet cerebral, defender who refused to back down from a challenge — whether it was the slick, icy turf or a...

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UNB student named to national entrepreneurship program - NB Business Journal

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Posted: January 4, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


A University of New Brunswick student from Miramichi has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program designed to help launch the careers of Canada's next high-impact entrepreneurs. Ryan Brideau, currently a University of New Brunswick physics and economics student, will head to Toronto's Massey College in May to be part of The Next 36 program, an intensive entrepreneurial boot camp led by acclaimed business professors, Canadian entrepreneurs and business leaders. "That's what...

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Former UNB president appointed to Order of Canada - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: January 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Three New Brunswickers are among 54 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced Thursday. John McLaughlin, the former president of the University of New Brunswick; Erminie Cohen, a former senator and a longtime force for change in Saint John; and Marc Chouinard, general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Moncton and an advocate for linguistic and cultural rights, were all named members of the order - one of the country's highest civilian honours. The...

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UNB student scores his first NHL goal - Journal Pioneer

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Posted: January 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


OTTAWA - Darryl Boyce of Summerside scored his first career National Hockey League goal Saturday night. The 26-year-old Summerside native beat the Ottawa Senators' Mike Brodeur with a wrist shot at 3:18 of the second period to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-0 lead. The Leafs went on to defeat the Senators 5-1. Kris Versteeg and Colby Armstrong earned assists on Boyce's goal. Overall, Boyce played 20 shifts and 11 minutes 38 seconds (11:38), finished with a plus-1 rating and picked up one...

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UNB researchers partnering with industry - Progress magazine

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Posted: December 22, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


Kevin Englehart’s research is changing lives, one person at a time. A professor of electrical and computer engineering and the associate director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Englehart and his team create “myoelectric” artificial arms and hands for amputees and those born with limb deficiencies. Clients have ranged in age from four months to 72 years, and each device is custom fitted. The institute has a regular clientele of...

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Travel study programs offer many benefits

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Posted: December 13, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) offers curious travellers of all ages unique, international opportunities to travel and learn. Anyone who is interested in taking a different approach to travel can sign up for travel study programs to France, London, New York City, or Rome during spring 2011. University students can earn credit toward their degrees. Non-students can enjoy a foreign experience that is more than visiting a destination as a tourist, rather it is actually living in the...

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Seawolves win AFL crown

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Posted: November 22, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


SAINT JOHN - It took the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves almost two quarters to get rolling, but once they got the blue and white machine moving the Seawolves bulldozed the University of Dalhousie Tigers 40-6 to win the Moosehead Cup Saturday. Some 600 people braved the near-freezing temperatures at the Canada Games Stadium to watch the Seawolves take to a snow-covered field and put an exclamation mark on a perfect season winning the Atlantic Football League...

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UNB Saint John researchers and Saint John Police partner to tackle domestic violence - CBC

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Posted: November 10, 2010 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


The Saint John Police Force is assisting in a research study taking an in-depth look at domestic violence. The force is partnering in a research project at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John that will examine 200 randomly chosen cases of domestic violence in the city since 2004. Sgt. Joe Oliver, with the force's Family Protection Unit, said the findings of the research could help police better handle cases of assault in the future. "A lot of resources are burned up during...

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Scholarship winner honoured - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: October 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Rebecca Snow says she feels honoured to have received the inaugural Robin Rocca Memorial Scholarship because it means she personifies what the ambitious young man stood for. "He led such a rich life and to be compared to that feels really good," Snow said. Rocca was an electrical engineer who died of acute myeloid leukemia in September 2009, when he was 29 years old. Like Rocca, Snow is a high academic achiever, is actively involved in sports, and volunteers with a number of community...

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UNB credits students for improving green grade - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick has improved its grade on an international green report card for post-secondary education institutions prepared by a U.S.-based non-profit organization. The Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass., is releasing its 2011 College Sustainability Report Card today, and UNB, with its grade of B , is marking the second year in a row that it's improved its performance. The College Sustainability Report Card is an annual survey that began four years ago...

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Education students discover science of teaching - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


A group of education students celebrated Science and Technology Week by gaining some hands-on experience this weekend. University of New Brunswick students presented a series of experiments, demonstrations and activities at Science East on Saturday. The goal was to give them a chance to prepare lessons for a multi-age audience about topics they weren't previously familiar with. Prof. Karen Sullenger said it's an assignment she's given to students in her methods class for the past few years....

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Hard work pays off for UNB Saint John grads - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Close to 100 graduates paraded through the autumn colours in King's Square Friday afternoon, on their way to receive degrees after years of hard work. "I wish my family back home could see me," said Wael Bader, one of many international students graduating from the University of New Brunswick Saint John, before marching into the Imperial Theatre. Bader, who received a master of science in engineering degree, hasn't seen his family in Derna, Libya for four years. Before he starts his job...

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Ivan Rand was my hero in law school - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The legacy left behind by Ivan Rand fittingly took centre stage Thursday night at the University of New Brunswick's 18th annual Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture. Distinguished arbitrator, mediator and writer William Kaplan delivered this year's lecture. "Ivan Rand was my hero when I was in law school," Kaplan said. "It was his great civil liberties judgements that really attracted my attention." In the 1940s and 1950s, when Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec were being beaten and imprisoned under...

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Knowledge only part of an education alumnus says - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


David Richards and Stephen Griffin are breathing a huge sigh of relief. The two men have spent the last year at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton learning the business side of their engineering profession - a task that required many long hours and unfettered commitment. On Thursday, they were among those celebrating their success at UNB's fall convocation at the Aitken University Centre, part of the institution's 225th anniversary celebrations. Richards and Griffin, both working...

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Losing sleep for a worthy cause - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The 18th annual Neville/Jones Bed Push was a success, said an organizer. John Bailey said Saturday that despite a few changes from previous years, the 2010 bed push raised $12,300 for Women in Transition House, Inc. Neville/Jones House, a residence at the University of New Brunswick, is closed this year due to a lack of demand for all-male housing. Bailey, who would have been president of the house, said that didn't stop Neville/Jones alumni and other members of UNB's residence community from...

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President of world medical body receives honorary degree today - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


SAINT JOHN - The University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, will grant an honorary degree to Dr. Dana Hanson during its 28th fall graduation ceremonies today at the Imperial Theatre. The ceremonies start at 4:30 p.m. Hanson is president of the World Medical Association, the first Canadian in more than four decades to fill this position. He will be recognized with an honorary doctor of science degree and will address graduates at the ceremony. Read the full story at the Telegraph-Journal.

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Prospective students get chance to explore UNB Fredericton- The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick put its best foot forward Saturday as part of an open house for prospective students and their families. Visitors were able to participate in campus tours, faculty meet-and-greets, attend information sessions about scholarship opportunities and clubs, societies and extracurricular activities, and speak with current students about their experiences. Students roamed the halls of the Student Union Building, parents trailing slightly behind carrying arm-loads of...

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UNB to honour Beaverbrook - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 25, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The legacy of Lord Beaverbrook's generosity to the University of New Brunswick, the city of Fredericton and the province will be celebrated next month. As part of UNB's 225th anniversary, the university will be hosting Beaverbrook: A Celebration of Generosity. The two-day event will recognize some of Beaverbrook's most significant contributions and give others an opportunity to learn more about the university's first modern-day chancellor. Read the full story at The Daily Gleaner

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36th annual coaster derby - The Brunswickan Video

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The follow video was created by the UNB Fredericton student newspaper, The Brunswickan: 36th Annual SSME Coaster Derby from The Brunswickan on Vimeo.

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Book celebrates UNB architecture - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The author of a new book about the physical esthetics of the University of New Brunswick's two campuses says the UNB community has a responsibility to preserve and maintain those buildings because they're integral to the institution's identity. As part of UNB's 225th anniversary celebrations Friday, the university hosted a launch event at Memorial Hall for architect and art historian John Leroux's new book, Building a University: The Architecture of UNB, published by Goose Lane Editions. "It...

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Class of 1945 grad loves to come home

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


He was one of only three people who registered from the Class of 1945, but Cape Cod, Mass., resident Don Adamson figured he'd still have a good time at the University of New Brunwick's 225th anniversary celebration and fall homecoming. While a jazz band played under a white-topped tent on the lawn at UNB, Adamson, 87, quaffed a beer and joked that he can recall delivering The Daily Gleaner newspapers for 35 cents, but had to get a better job. The retired electrical engineer wasn't long in...

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UNB celebrations continue with homecoming presidents parade - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick is big on tradition this year, as it celebrates its 225th anniversary, but it's not against change. For the first time, homecoming is being held in the fall, instead of during spring convocation or in the summer, as has been the case since the first class reunion took place in May 1923. "We decided we wanted to have it when the campus was alive," said Larry Hachey (BBA '87), president of the Associated Alumni, which organized the four-day event that began...

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UNB rolls out red carpet - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: October 4, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The dark clouds that hovered over the University of New Brunswick on Friday managed to avoid raining on the school's first homecoming parade, as students, faculty and alumni gathered to launch a celebratory weekend. Dozens of events will unfold this weekend as part of a special homecoming celebration - from Friday's parade, to Saturday's football game, from book launches to social gatherings. This is the 225th anniversary of the university. Several hundred people lined a short parade route...

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UNB wrestlers to participate in Commonwealth Games - The Brunswickan

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Posted: September 29, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Two UNB Black Bear wrestlers will make the trip to Delhi, India for the nineteenth Commonwealth Games. Eric Feunekes and Promise Mwenga, both members of the club, will participate in their first multi-sport games with their competition beginning next Tuesday. Feunekes, a fourth year engineering student at UNB and a Fredericton native, is excited to participate. “It is definitely the top one for me on my list of competitions I’ve competed in,” said Feunekes. “I have been around the world to a...

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Diversifying salmon farms works UNB researcher - CBC ca

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Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Growing mussels and seaweed alongside farmed salmon makes sense financially and environmentally, a New Brunswick research scientist says. Thierry Chopin at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John has been studying the benefits of growing the animals and plants together for 15 years, and has been working with the salmon aquaculture company Cooke Aquaculture to test the integrated system at eight salmon farms. At $190-million a year, farmed salmon is New Brunswick's biggest cash crop....

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Passionate about education

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Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Tony Secco is a busy family man and the vice-president (academic) at The University of New Brunswick Most of Tony Secco's life has been immersed in academia. His father was a chemistry professor at St. Francis Xavier University and he recalls an active boyhood growing up in and just outside of Antigonish. He spent a lot of time hiking, canoeing, skating and playing hockey. He met his wife, Loretta (Cameron) Secco while they were in Grade 10. Years later, they married in 1979, the year after...

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Web science The New Frontier - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: September 27, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


To Chris Baker, the World Wide Web's existence has been "like the birth of a new planet." Two decades in, the web - which helps Internet users access information - has billions of pages, links and other resources that make up the largest information repository in human history. Baker, a University of New Brunswick researcher, is asking himself, "What now?" The answers, he says, might be found through work in a new field called web science. "What's exciting is that there is a movement towards...

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UNB fetes 225 years with glitzy gala - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


TORONTO - The University of New Brunswick kicked off a year of anniversary festivities a long way from home Thursday with A Celebration of Canadian Spirit, a gala ceremony in Toronto that looked outward and forward as the institution celebrates 225 years. It's bold," said Alan MacGibbon, one of five Canadians to receive an honorary degree at the event. "I think it's a bold statement to say we're confident enough to bring our university to Toronto, have a ceremony in Toronto and promote who we...

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University of New Brunswick hits its stride at 225 - The Globe and Mail

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Posted: September 23, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick was already more than 80 years old by the time Confederation rolled around. Canada’s oldest English-language university marks its 225th anniversary this year, and while its alumni list remains a reliable gauge of who’s who in Atlantic Canada, there are signs that the school is learning to find its way in a new world. On Thursday evening in Toronto, for example, a splashy event featuring alumni Frank McKenna and Anne Murray will aim to raise UNB’s profile in...

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Professor hopes research gives people a foot up on diabetes

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Posted: September 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


If you have diabetes and a sore on your foot that just won't heal, then Stacey Reading wants to talk to you. Actually, what the professor of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick really wants to do is dunk your injured foot in oxygenated water to see if it will get better. "This is something that no one has ever really ever looked at," he said in a recent interview. "This is pretty new stuff in terms of what we are doing." Reading said last year he was approached by a Fredericton...

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Shinerama raises 10 000

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Posted: September 14, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media


Students from the University of New Brunswick lined the streets Saturday for what has become an annual tradition in Fredericton. Students raised money for Shinerama, a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, and checked off the final activity of UNB's orientation week. The event was delayed by one week this year due to hurricane Earl. Shinerama director Lauren Vail said the efforts of students Saturday raised $10,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The foundation bills Shinerama as the...

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UNB experts help New Brunswickers understand 2010 election

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Posted: September 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


Professors and researchers from the University of New Brunswick are helping New Brunswickers make sense of the issues, ideas, policies, politics and themes that are part of the 2010 provincial election. Here are some recent stories feature UNB faculty & staff: A new deal for N.B.'s largest cities Kurt Peacock, urban researcher, UNB Saint John If the urban regions of Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John were combined to form one single economic unit, it would house one out of every two New...

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UNB Saint John students signing up in droves to mentor youngsters

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Posted: September 8, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


In just a year the number of UNBSJ students signing up to mentor students at Hazen White St. Francis has more than quadrupled to about 130! The university's community engagement officer Peter McGuire and the school's principal Jennifer Carhart talk about the program's success. Listen to the interview at Information Morning Saint John on the CBC New Brunswick website.

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Arctic rescue

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Posted: September 3, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


A team of University of New Brunswick researchers played a vital role in the recent rescue of a cruise ship stranded in the Arctic Ocean.  The researchers, part of UNB’s Ocean Mapping Group, helped map a safe course for the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker that can also serve as a rescue vessel.  The Amundsen was the closest vessel to the MV Clipper Adventurer, which ran aground last Friday on a voyage from Port Epworth to Kugluktuk, Nunavut.  The research ship had to steam more...

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Shinerama kicks off Saturday across city - The Daily Gleaner

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Posted: September 3, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


University of New Brunswick students will be hopping aboard city transit for free as they conduct the annual Shinerama campaign Saturday. Shinerama, which began in 1964, is Canada's largest post-secondary fundraiser involving students at more than 60 colleges and universities across Canada. This is the 37th year that UNB students have participated in Shine Day, said Lauren Vail 2010 UNB Shinerama director in an application to city council for permission to conduct door-to-door canvassing in...

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Public invited to UNB Fredericton opening ceremony

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Posted: September 1, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites members of the community to attend the Opening Ceremony for new students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. at the Aitken University Centre. The ceremony provides an opportunity for the Fredericton community to give a warm welcome to some 1,000 new students from across Canada and around the world.  It will include messages from UNB President Eddy Campbell, UNB Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) Anthony Secco and Student Union President...

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Entrepreneurs praise internship program - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 31, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


The federal government's small business internship program, which connects e-commerce students with small businesses, is getting high marks from local entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the program. "As a business, we did not have the time to learn how to run the Internet and make it work for us," Terry Ann Cormier, owner of the eco-friendly Naturally For Life stores in Rothesay and St. Andrews, explained in an interview. But knowing that being on the Internet is "crucial to succeeding...

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225 years of growth

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Posted: August 20, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media


The University of New Brunswick was founded in 1785. It has grown into a world-class university, with alumni, donors and research connections across Canada and programs that reach around the globe. For 225 years, it has been a community- and nation-builder. The success of its graduates has established New Brunswick as an important contributor to Confederation and the community of nations. Read the full editorial at the Telegraph-Journal.

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UNB to celebrate 225th anniversary in grand style - Telegraph-Journal

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Posted: August 18, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


Had there been a current affairs class when what is now the University of New Brunswick first opened its doors, the lecture could have focused on constitutional turmoil south of the border and the rise of Gen. George Washington - still four years away from being named U.S. president. UNB, Canada's oldest English-language university, is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year and officials say looking forward will be as important as looking back on the institution's long, impressive...

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Celebration of UNB Canadian spirit planned

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Posted: August 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events , In the Media


It's not every day an institution celebrates 225 years, so the University of New Brunswick is kicking off its anniversary in a big way. A special honorary degree ceremony and reception is being held at The Royal Conservatory in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. The event, dubbed a Celebration of Canadian Spirit, will see five high-profile Canadians receive honorary degrees. The evening, scheduled for Sept. 23, will be hosted by university chancellor Richard J. Currie,...

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UNB STU gear up for Congress 2011

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Posted: August 17, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , Events


OK, so you thought organizing your family reunion was a mammoth task Try walking in Michelle McNeil's shoes. The University of New Brunswick staff member is the project manager for one of the biggest conferences to be held in the city. McNeil is working on the logistical details of the C