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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

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Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19. The goal of the IPSW is to connect researchers in industry, non-profit organizations and academia. During the workshop, six organizations from Atlantic Canada and elsewhere will present problems and participants will break into teams to explore solutions to these...

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UNB Associated Alumni awards the inaugural Alumni Legacy Scholarship

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Posted: July 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick student was announced as the inaugural winner of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, established and presented by the UNB Associated Alumni. This year’s recipient, Laura Palmer, is an outstanding example of the values outlined through the scholarship – fiercely proud of the institution, dedicated to making a difference on campus and committed to carrying on the UNB alumni legacy for years to come. Valued at two-years of tuition and fees, the scholarship...

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UNB research lab receives federal funding for spruce budworm study

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Posted: July 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A research lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding for a study into the impact of spruce budworm outbreaks on the environment and climate change. Dr. Stephen Heard, a professor of biology at UNB Fredericton, and his research lab have received more than $400,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada initiative. The funding was announced on July 11 as one...

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National Geographic features UNB graduate’s essay

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Posted: July 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick alumnus has published an essay on North Atlantic right whale deaths in the National Geographic. Tom Cheney’s article focuses on six recent deaths of the critically endangered mammals, which are edging closer to extinction. Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales are left. The piece also references research from Dr. Kim Davies, an assistant professor of biology on UNB’s Saint John campus. Cheney’s essay can be viewed on the National...

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Angélique W. Simpson named Director of UNB Development and Donor Relations

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB is pleased to announce that Angélique W. Simpson (LLB ’07) has been selected as UNB’s new Director of Development and Donor Relations.  A UNB alumna and lawyer, Angélique left private practice 10 years ago to become more involved with projects that strengthen Atlantic Canada. Her first bi-campus leadership role at UNB was as Director of International Recruitment, a position which she held from 2010-2014.  From Saint John, Angélique is a graduate of...

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UNB Board of Governors reappoints chair and vice-chair

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Posted: July 9, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Larry Hachey, a well-known community leader from Quispamsis, N.B., has been reappointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for an additional two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, who is currently the president and CEO of Canlease Inc., an equipment finance company, has served as chair of UNB’s Board of Governors since 2017 and has been a member since 2011. In addition to serving on several Board committees, Mr. Hachey served as the former...

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Funding for bridging program to train nurses

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Posted: July 5, 2019 11:59:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The licensed practical nurse (LPN) bachelor of nursing bridge program, which helps train LPNs to become registered nurses, will be reintroduced at the University of New Brunswick to help address the province’s nursing shortage. The funding will support 24 LPNs in the program at the university’s Saint John campus beginning in January 2020, with a May 2022 graduation. “Addressing the nursing shortage in our province is a priority of our government,” said Post-Secondary...

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UNB professor named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant

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Posted: July 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Ali Ghorbani of the University of New Brunswick has received an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, recognizing his inspiring achievements and leadership. Dr. Ghorbani is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity, a professor of computer science on the UNB Fredericton campus, and director of UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, which he established in 2016. Moving to Canada from Iran in 1991, Dr. Ghorbani and his wife, Mahin, chose to raise their family in Fredericton....

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Message from UNB President Dr. Paul Mazerolle

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Posted: July 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following message was shared with the UNB community on behalf of Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s 19th President and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Mazerolle assumed the role of UNB President on July 1, 2019. I am honoured to begin today in the role as the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. Universities are amazing places for transforming the future for students, for building and translating new knowledge, and for working to engage the wider community in a series...

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UNB student wins Startup Canada pitch competition

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Posted: June 28, 2019 12:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A co-op student from the University of New Brunswick won a pitch competition at the Startup Canada awards ceremony on June 11. Ashley Vaughan, who will enter her fourth year in the faculty of business at UNB Saint John this September, is completing her final co-op term at Millennia TEA at the end of August. Millennia TEA is an early stage company based out of Saint John with a unique product. Instead of heating and drying tea leaves like conventional processors, their tea leaves are picked,...

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UNB alumna wins prestigious international literary award

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Posted: June 26, 2019 11:30:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick graduate has received the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest literary prize awarded to a single novel. Emily Ruskovich, a UNB master of arts (’09) graduate, won the award for her debut novel, Idaho. The prize is worth €100,000 and has previously been awarded to such notable writers as Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Ms. Ruskovich’s novel was selected from a list of 141 books, which were nominated by libraries in 115...

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UNB receives $1.12 million in funding for marine additive manufacturing research

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Posted: June 25, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has received a $1.12-million contribution from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin. Funding support from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin will help lay the foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship in marine additive manufacturing research in New Brunswick. By leveraging $504,000 from Lockheed Martin’s contribution of $2.7 million in 2017, Mitacs has committed up to $616,000 through the Mitacs...

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Students awarded for psychology research presentations

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Posted: June 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Two University of New Brunswick students received recognition for their research at the Science Atlantic Psychology Conference in May. Caitlin Barry and Morgan Nesbitt, students on UNB’s Saint John campus, won awards for their oral presentations at the conference, hosted at Mount Allison University on May 6 and 7. Ms. Barry’s presentation examined the relationship between mental health and sexual orientation. Ms. Nesbitt’s looked at the hermit thrust songbird to see if its...

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UNB celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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Posted: June 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), as part of the “Ceremonies that Promote Wellness” project, is honoring National Indigenous Peoples day with a series of events held at Fredericton’s Beaverbrook Art Gallery on June 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by former UNB Elder-in-Residence Opolahsomuwehs Imelda Perley, the event will feature solstice drumming and dancing by the Muskrat Singers, Kyanna Kingbird, and Amanda Reid...

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UNB solidifies collaboration on cannabis research

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Posted: June 18, 2019 1:22:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) signed a two-year memorandum of understanding promising to work together to explore future collaborative opportunities in the field of cannabis research. The memorandum aims to facilitate high-growth opportunities to accelerate private sector growth and job creation in the cannabis industry. The three institutions pledge to hold round-table discussions with topics that will...

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Nursing faculty receive recognition for outstanding achievements

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Posted: June 13, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Four University of New Brunswick faculty members have been honoured by the Nursing Association of New Brunswick (NANB) for their contributions to nursing in the province. Dr. Patricia Seaman, Kim Wilbur, Cathy O’Brien-Larivee and Dr. Tracey Rickards received recognition from the NANB on June 4. Dr. Seaman, a nursing instructor at UNB Fredericton, received the Lifetime Membership Award. This award recognizes long or outstanding services to the nursing profession, either by serving in...

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UNB-led ocean expedition to answer why right whales are on the move

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Posted: June 11, 2019 8:54:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


A researcher from the University of New Brunswick is leading a multi-institutional and multi-national team on a new ocean expedition to take a deeper look at why the North Atlantic right whale is shifting away from traditional summer feeding grounds in the Bay of Fundy in favour of moving north into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A new paper co-authored by Dr. Kimberley Davies, assistant professor on the Saint John campus, suggests the whales may have abandoned their traditional feeding grounds...

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Canadians are struggling more with the cost of living than official economic data suggests

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Posted: June 10, 2019 12:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


As analysts speculate on the inevitability of another recession in the coming months, new research out of the University of New Brunswick shows that many Canadians still haven’t recovered from the last one. A new study from the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) and the New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research, and Training (NB-IRDT), both located on UNB’s Fredericton campus, shows Canadian women, rural Canadians, and households with children have experienced a...

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Securing critical infrastructure through cyber innovation

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Posted: June 10, 2019 11:26:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have announced the opening of the CIC-NRC Cybersecurity Collaboration Consortium (CNCCC) in Fredericton. This innovative hub, housed on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will lead to discoveries and advances in cybersecurity including publications, patents, and the commercialization of technology, as well as provide training opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. "This...

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UNB hosting national storytelling conference

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Posted: June 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education in Fredericton is hosting the 28th annual Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada National Conference from June 5-9. The theme of this year’s conference, Weaving Baskets of Knowledge/Le conte ou l'art de tisser les fils de la connaissance/Akonutomahtimok: Askomiw Latokonasuwol Kcicihtuwakonol, was gifted by former Elder-in-Residence Imelda Perley. The English expansion of the theme is: The weavers are the storytellers and...

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UNB data research leader wins national award

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Posted: June 7, 2019 10:48:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick economist who has led efforts to establish New Brunswick as a leading jurisdiction for data research and evidence-based policy has been recognized nationally for his work since 2015. Dr. Ted McDonald, the director of UNB’s New Brunswick Institute for Data, Research and Training (NB-IRDT), received the Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics on June 1 at the National Economics Association’s 53rdannual conference in Banff, Alberta. Dr. McDonald...

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UNB Piluwitahasuwin on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry

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Posted: June 5, 2019 3:20:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The following statement is shared by Amanda Reid Rogers, Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. UNB Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant VP of Indigenous Engagement), the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the Indigenous Student Representative and the President of the UNB Student Union acknowledge the release of the Final Report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) National Inquiry. Thank you to the families of...

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UNB and JDI announce 2019 scholarship recipient

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Posted: June 5, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Ethan Higgins Watson of Saint John will attend UNB Saint John in the fall to pursue a degree in engineering. The entrance scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “I was so excited to find out I was the recipient of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB,” says Mr. Higgins Watson....

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Update regarding UNB faculty member

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Posted: June 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


I write to advise members of the University community that Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor in the department of social science, has provided his notice of early retirement to focus on his own pursuits as an independent scholar. We respectfully accept his decision and thank him for his 24 years of service. Dr. Petra Hauf Vice-President Saint John University of New Brunswick

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UNB valedictorian on 2019 Summer Universiade organizing squad

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Posted: May 28, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick valedictorian is spending his last few weeks as a UNB student in Naples, Italy, as part of the organizing committee for the Napoli 2019 FISU Summer Universiade, one of the largest sporting events in the world. Kristian D’Amore will work alongside people from all backgrounds and nationalities, including some who have organizing experience from Olympic Games committees. Mr. D’Amore will graduate from UNB on May 29 in Fredericton, and will serve as...

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UNBer earns prestigious award for all-natural food preservative

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Posted: May 28, 2019 8:58:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Tanzina Huq, a former Mitacs postdoctoral research fellow in the department of chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, will be presented the Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award on May 28 at a ceremony in Halifax. With the initial goal of reducing food waste, Dr. Huq, co-founder and chief technology officer of Fredericton-based start-up Chinova Bioworks, developed a first-of-its-kind all natural, clean label preservative that ensures food safety and a longer shelf life...

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UNB lab receives federal funding for clean transportation research

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Posted: May 27, 2019 9:45:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Nanocomposites and Mechanics Lab at the University of New Brunswick has received federal funding up to $87,380 for their research under Transport Canada’s Clean Transportation System Research and Development Program. The funding was announced on May 24 at UNB by Minister of Justice and Attorney General the Honorable David Lametti, on behalf of the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport. The Nanocomposites and Mechanics Lab, led by Dr. Gobinda Saha, directly responds to...

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New research program at UNB to address manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick

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Posted: May 27, 2019 9:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has a new program devoted to delivering timely and relevant research and advancing public understanding of the factors that impact manufacturing competitiveness in New Brunswick. The JDI Roundtable on Manufacturing Competitiveness in New Brunswick will be an integral, high-profile and ongoing component of the new Atlantic Institute for Policy Research at UNB. The program chair for the Roundtable, Dr. Herb Emery, holds the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at...

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University of New Brunswick announces Currie Scholars for 2019-20

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Posted: May 24, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Five high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills, community involvement, and academic success. This...

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A message from Dr. Petra Hauf

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Posted: May 22, 2019 2:53:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


As the recently appointed Vice-President of UNB Saint John, I want to assure the community that we unequivocally condemn racism and misogyny, and do not support the dissemination of any kind of hate speech, or ideas that promote or inspire hatred. It’s important to me that members of our community are aware that we have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination of any kind. At UNB, we have a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect. I want to assure all members...

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UNB to host the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantic 2019

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Posted: May 22, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Version française The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantics 2019 from June 3 to 7, bringing experts from across the field to Fredericton. Academics, practitioners, vendors and policy makers from the remote sensing and geomatics community will share knowledge under the theme of common perspectives and NewSpace, a movement surrounding the emerging private spaceflight industry. “This symposium is the annual conference...

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Statement from UNB President

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Posted: May 20, 2019 9:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


At the University of New Brunswick, we have a commitment to our students, staff and faculty to provide an educational experience that is aligned with our institutional integrity. We have an obligation to ensure that the rights and freedoms of our university community are respected and protected. For this reason, UNB is reviewing allegations with respect to one of our faculty members. We take these allegations very seriously. I want to remind the community that this will take time as it is...

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Housing and mental health lab launched

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Posted: May 17, 2019 3:05:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has launched a laboratory to create solutions for that will help those who experience poverty and health disparities. The Laboratory for Housing and Mental Health in Saint John (LHAMH-SJ) was opened on May 1, 2019, and will be housed in the department of social sciences in UNB Saint John’s faculty of arts. Researchers will investigate the relationship between mental health and housing while providing training opportunities for students. LHAMH-SJ was...

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Pond-Deshpande Centre’s director receives Frank McKenna Award

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Posted: May 16, 2019 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Karina LeBlanc, executive director of UNB’s Pond-Deshpande Centre, has received the Frank McKenna Award in Public Policy to recognize her significant achievements and contributions to the field. Ms. LeBlanc received the honour on May 15 for demonstrating leadership through fostering collaboration with experts and stakeholders on projects as well as spearheading fundraising initiatives for the centre. The Pond-Deshpande Centre’s mandate is to help aspiring business leaders and...

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UNB Welcomes the Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: May 15, 2019 3:38:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On May 11, the University of New Brunswick opened its doors to nearly 500 regional science fair finalists from across country. Students between the ages of 12-17 are competing for close to $1 million in cash prizes and university scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). For some finalists, it is long road to the CWSF as some students spend years developing their projects, while some finalists develop a passion project by observing everyday life around them. A select few former...

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Valedictorians and distinguished professors to be honoured at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating classes of 2019. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB Fredericton’s 190th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 29 and 30 with four ceremonies at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. UNB Saint John’s...

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Early Modern Maritime Recipes Database features instructions for making wine, catching rats and curing cancer

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Posted: May 13, 2019 1:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A professor at the University of New Brunswick wants to change the way people think about historical Maritime recipes – and teach them how to catch a rat. “In the Settler society of the eighteenth-century Maritimes, recipes were used for all kinds of things, including food and drinks, but also medicines, household items like shoe polish, and construction and agricultural products like paint and fertilizer,” says Dr. Edith Snook, a professor in the UNB Fredericton department...

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UNB students attend Daughters of the Vote event

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Posted: May 10, 2019 10:57:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Five students from the University of New Brunswick were selected to attend the second annual Daughters of the Vote summit in Ottawa in April. Ashley MacLean, Madison Kenny, Emma Green, Ally Buchanan and Kasey Dionne represented five of 338 young women, between the ages of 18 and 23, who were selected to represent their federal ridings at the event, which took place April 1-4 on Parliament Hill. Daughters of the Vote was created by Equal Voice, a bilingual, multi-partisan organization that...

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UNB hosting 37th Annual New Brunswick Math Competition

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Posted: May 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting the 37th Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition on Friday, May 10, putting the math skills of Grade 7, 8 and 9 students to the test. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice math and see its beauty,” says Dr. Caroline Purdy, a UNB mathematics professor. “This competition is an enriching experience that students are unable to get in their classrooms.” The competition will give nearly 600 students...

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AARMS receives $90,000 grant for All SySTEMs Go

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Posted: May 8, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) has received a three-year PromoScience grant of $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support the annual All SySTEMs Go series of outreach events. The events, co-organized with the Girl Guides of Canada, encourage school-aged girls to engage in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “AARMS, NSERC, and the Girl Guides of Canada have a keen...

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UNB law to host the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference

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Posted: May 8, 2019 1:48:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of law is hosting the 2019 Law of Obligations Conference on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The event will see scholars and legal professionals from across North America and the United Kingdom discuss issues of contracts, torts and restitution, with an emphasis on how the law of obligations can help ensure access to justice. Hilary Young, a UNB law faculty member and conference organizer, sees the event as an important platform for...

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UNB students visiting the Canadian Space Agency to gain hands-on experience in satellite design and construction

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Posted: May 6, 2019 12:32:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


As part of the Canadian CubeSat Project, students from UNB and NBCC are visiting the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) from May 6 to 10 to take part in training workshops. For the entire week, CSA experts will provide them with tools to help them design their own miniature satellite, called a CubeSat. Alex DiTommaso and Sarah Siddiqua, graduate students from the University of New Brunswick, and Chris Toews, a student from NBCC Saint John, are representing the New Brunswick CubeSat team at...

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University of New Brunswick student makes major GPS signal interference discovery

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Posted: May 3, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A fourth-year bio-chemistry student at the University of New Brunswick has made a major discovery surrounding GPS signal interference. After nearly three summers of experimental research, UNB Fredericton student Connor Flynn discovered the source of frequent irregularities in GPS navigation signals that have occurred over the last decade. GPS navigation signals, which are useful in a broad range of industries, are very versatile and have a variety of applications. They not only help aviation...

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UNB to grant six honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 2, 2019 3:12:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to six outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 29, 30 and 31. Susan Guilford Montague will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree in Fredericton on May 29 at 10 a.m. A UNB champion, fundraiser and community leader, she has worked tirelessly to continually enrich the university in its varying facets, as well as the community around it. During her 40-year tenure at UNB,...

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UNB student earns national Indigenous essay prize

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Posted: April 30, 2019 10:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A student from the University of New Brunswick has won a national essay-writing competition for a short piece written about his experiences as an Indigenous university student. Matthew LeBlanc, a student at UNB Fredericton, won the English-language First Peoples Literary Prize: Student Award for Essay-Writing, awarded by the Blue Metropolis Foundation. His essay, Understanding the Indian Condition, was inspired by Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, which won the First Peoples...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2019-20 budget

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Posted: April 29, 2019 1:55:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2019-2020 budget. “There are many encouraging elements to the 2019-20 UNB budget that represent a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year,” says Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. “We are focused on continued investments in our academic mission and research.” The 2019-20 UNB budget was approved with a structural...

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Tick identification platform expands to New Brunswick

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Posted: April 26, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two faculty members at the University of New Brunswick have partnered with the New Brunswick government and researchers from universities in Quebec and Ontario to help expand a tick identification platform, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Stephen Heard, professor in the department of biology, and Dr. Joe Nocera, associate professor in the faculty of forestry and environmental management at UNB Fredericton, have partnered with the University of Ottawa, the University of...

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UNB offering cannabis courses this summer

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Posted: April 17, 2019 2:58:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Instructors at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have incorporated cannabis-related topics into their programs to reflect the impacts of cannabis legalization. A new course in the faculty of business will begin in intersession 2019. In this class, students will examine the effect that cannabis legalization has had on the Canadian business landscape. “Our course is a survey course looking at the many facets of cannabis as an industry,” said Dr. Shelley...

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UNB BBA co-op students achieving success in the workplace

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Posted: April 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business administration co-op program are putting their skills to work. The UNB business administration co-op program in Fredericton, which provides co-op education placements to its students in a variety of organizations, allows students to work and make money while earning their degree. The benefits of the program can include networking opportunities, increased wages upon graduation, work skills that stand out on a resume...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates World Water Day

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Posted: April 15, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre is celebrating World Water Day with a number of events for the community. “Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.” These are the words that describe this year’s World Water Day theme and Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water for all by 2030. World Water Day is an international day of action that recognizes the billions of people who continue to live without safe drinking water. It’s also a day...

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Federal government invests in climate change adaptation research at UNB

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Posted: April 15, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Government of Canada will invest $300,000 in climate adaptation research at the University of New Brunswick to tackle the challenges of a changing climate for current and future generations. Mr. Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the $300,000 investment to UNB for the climate change adaptation project. “The effects...

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Students engaging with community-based organizations

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Posted: April 12, 2019 4:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


On April 8, fourth-year sociology students from the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus presented findings from their research collaborations with community organizations to educate on issues of health, substance use, social inclusion poverty and homelessness. The event, held in collaboration with Saint John Free Public Library, Romero House, New Brunswick Association for Community Living, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Avenue B, was part of a...

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Thirty days until UNB hosts the Canada-Wide Science Fair

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


In 30 days, 500 regional science fair finalists from across Canada between the ages of 12 and 17 will descend on UNB’s Fredericton campus to compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and university scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). The University of New Brunswick and Science East are partnering with Youth Science Canada to bring CWSF 2019 to Fredericton from May 11-17. The 2019 fair will mark the second time New Brunswick is holding the CWSF in its 58-year...

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UNB students highlight socioeconimic challenges through poster presentations

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Posted: April 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


For the second year, UNIV 1005 students have set up a poster presentation on the UNB Saint John campus. This Service Learning and Mentoring course introduces first-year students to the social and economic challenges facing those living in poverty and provides them with the opportunity to assist in making a difference in the educational success of local school children. “Since mid-January, 40 of our first-year students in the class have been volunteering as part of their course...

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UNBers receive prestigious YMCA awards

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Posted: April 10, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Two members of the University of New Brunswick community will be honoured for their community dedication at the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s 2019 Red Triangle Award Gala on April 11. Dr. Shelley Rinehart, faculty of business professor and MBA director, will receive the Red Triangle Award, which recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community. “I am truly honoured and humbled by this recognition. I have been very fortunate to...

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High school students compete in annual neuroscience competition

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Posted: April 8, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology in Fredericton recently hosted the annual Regional Brain Bee competition. The competition, which tests participants’ understanding of neuroscience, is open to high school students from New Brunswick and surrounding areas. Similar to a spelling bee, the Regional Brain Bee competition tests students’ knowledge by way of timed quizzing and diagnostic challenges. Throughout the day, competitors also toured research labs...

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UNB students showcase work at 5th annual Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: April 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering hosted its fifth annual Engineering Design Symposium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. During their fourth year of studies, engineering students group together to develop projects through the capstone design course, and with the guidance of industry mentors and professors, they deliver clients with fully realized ideas and solutions. The Engineering Design Symposium gives...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:21:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


On April 5, at a gala event in Saint John, the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni will celebrate the achievements of six alumni and one alumni group, and name UNB President Eddy Campbell and the late Diane Campbell honorary alumni. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a critical care physician who was at the forefront of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a nationally and internationally rated baseball and basketball official and clinician, and a reunion group...

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Siyabulela Mandela visits UNB campuses

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Posted: April 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick held community conversations focusing on peace, social justice, conflict resolution and reconciliation with Siyabulela Mandela on April 1 and 2. Mr. Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, carries on his grandfather’s legacy as a renowned activist and freedom fighter. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD candidate in international relations and conflict resolution in the department of politics and conflict studies at Nelson Mandela University in South...

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Economics professor re-examining technological advancements

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Posted: April 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A UNB economics professor has made it his mission to re-examine the concept of globalization by considering the evolution of recent technological advancements and how they relate to modern day business practices. Gone are the times that individuals need to leave their homes to buy even the most basic of goods and services. With a click of a button, people can get groceries delivered, prescriptions refilled and even get their taxes filed. The new economy, which is known for its innovation and...

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Helpline launched for loved ones of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


A new helpline will assist families and friends of missing Indigenous people in New Brunswick navigate police, media and justice systems in an effort to find their loved ones and bring them home safely. The helpline is the latest resource developed in a collaboration between UNB law professor Dr. Jula Hughes, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Gignoo Transition House. The project, “Looking out for each other: Assisting Aboriginal families and communities when an...

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UNB’s 5th Powwow celebrates Indigenous languages

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Posted: March 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the 5th UNB Powwow on Thursday, April 4. This year’s theme is Nikana’tunej (carrying language forward) / Namkomihptune ‘Ciw Weckuwapasihtit (carrying language forward for the ones not yet born). The UNB Powwow celebrates the language revival of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamquoddy languages. It is through traditional songs and dances at the powwow that one can honour ancestors and the...

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2019 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

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Posted: March 26, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have earned nine University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars have distinguished themselves here at UNB in many different ways, from the classroom and beyond,” says UNB...

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Poet Jenna Lyn Albert to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 26, 2019 3:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Poet Jenna Lyn Albert will read from Bec and Call on Thursday, April 4, as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, a long-time supporter of the Lorenzo Society. The poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal. Jenna Lyn Albert is a poet of Acadian decent and a recent graduate in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick....

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UNB team top winner at NBIF Breakthru competition

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Posted: March 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Canum Nanomaterials won both the grand prize and the people’s choice award at the 2019 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition on March 21. They received $436,000 in cash investments and professional services, which includes funds from both NBIF and Opportunities New Brunswick, and a golden ticket to a Dragon’s Den audition in Toronto. Canum Nanomaterials has created an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and highly scalable technology...

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UNB researchers examine the impact of cumulative lifetime violence on men’s health

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Posted: March 21, 2019 2:55:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Violence is widespread in men’s lives, yet how interpersonal violence impacts men’s health has received little attention in the health care and service communities. Researchers from the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton conducted one of the first comprehensive studies of cumulative lifetime violence severity (CLVS) among men. Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey and Dr. Sue O’Donnell, associate professors, along with Dr. Judith Wuest, professor emerita,...

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Business faculty announces MBA student award recipients

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Posted: March 20, 2019 12:25:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


MBA candidates from the faculty of business at UNB Saint John recently received awards for academic excellence, entrepreneurial pursuits and service to their community. Kristen Duplessis, Obiechina Azubike and Paul Logan each received the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Award, worth $5,000. Daniel J. Mello received the Kerry McLellan scholarship, worth $1,000. Ms. Duplessis, originally from Saint John, has been working in cardiology technology at the Saint John Regional Hospital for the...

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UNB’s Red ‘n Black Revue marks 70 years as New Brunswick’s premier variety show

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 19, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick show where Anne Murray got her start as a musician is celebrating 70 years of entertaining the Fredericton community. The UNB Red ‘n Black Revue is the longest-running show in New Brunswick and brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate the university’s rich history, diverse cultural mosaic and talented community members. Performances this year include traditional Indigenous singing, aerial acrobatics, cultural dances, and a...

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Engineering student a semi-finalist in national NSERC competition

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Posted: March 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Wesley Finck, a fourth-year electrical engineering student from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is a semi-finalist in a national competition called Science, Action! The competition, which features videos made by post-secondary students from across the country, is hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). The 25 videos with the most views by March 27 will proceed to the judges’ panel, where they will compete for one of 15 cash prizes. Winners...

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UNB engineering students develop rebuild plan for busy Sussex bridge

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Posted: March 14, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Five UNB engineering students are redesigning an essential piece of transportation infrastructure in downtown Sussex. A plan for the Trout Creek Bridge, built in 1935 and which has far exceeded its expected service life, is being developed by civil engineering students Kate Guravich-Thompson, Rachel Hogge, Nic McCarthy, Greg Moran and Dawson Warman. The student group, working alongside mentors from the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDTI), has determined that...

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UNB releases fourth Green Review highlighting campus sustainability

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Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has published the fourth edition of its Green Review, the only university publication of its kind in Atlantic Canada, showcasing UNB’s efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly. The report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives and green champions on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as makes suggestions on how to live more sustainably. Among the highlighted...

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UNB to host Indigenous Language Gathering Celebration with guest Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Posted: March 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the first Indigenous Language Gathering Celebration: Nikana’tunej (carrying language forward) / Namkomihptune ‘Ciw Weckuwapasihtit (carrying language forward for the ones not yet born)” from Friday, April 5, to Sunday April 7, at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton. As 2019 is UNESCO’s Year of Indigenous Languages, the gathering will honour language...

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UNBers go for the experience and come home with internships from DraftKings

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 12, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Mr. Thomas Bobyn, Mr. Grant Frey and Mr. Micah Hesman were thrilled to attend the DraftKings conference with the class of 2020 MBA Sports and Recreation Management with the support UNB's business administration and kinesiology faculties. During the planning process they discovered DraftKings was holding an international business pitch competition in conjunction with the conference. The three UNB students presented the winning pitch on March 1. In January, the UNB team submitted their idea of...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada announces first official cohort

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Posted: March 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is pleased to announce Scale Up Atlantic Canada’s first official cohort.  Scale Up Atlantic Canada will provide start-up companies the expertise to grow quickly and learn how to increase sales by either 25 per cent or $1 million or more. The 15 companies selected to participate in the program are from a wide range of industries and sectors across the Atlantic...

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Accomplishments of UNB women celebrated on International Women’s Day

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Posted: March 8, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Successful women from UNB in various roles and stages in their career have been selected for publications celebrating International Women’s Day. Canada Foundation for Innovation highlights a new generation of Canadian women researchers in their #IAmInnovation campaign for International Women’s Day. Dr. Shabnam Jabari, assistant professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering, is proof that women can rise to the top in traditionally male-dominated sectors.  In the commentary...

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UNB engineering students develop marine lifejacket with built-in tracking system

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Posted: March 6, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A group of four University of New Brunswick engineering students with close personal and working ties to the marine industry have developed a smart-lifejacket they believe could save more lives. The LifeTrack Outlast lifejacket was designed by fourth-year engineering students Amy Andrews, Bridget McCloskey, Kaitlin MacIsaac and Phoenix Bard-Cavers through UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program. The idea came in response to a 2017 Globe & Mail story citing the...

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UNB collaborates on groundbreaking research to help newborns

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Posted: March 5, 2019 7:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) awarded its monthly rising research star honours to a team of researchers from Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (DECH), the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick, and the departments of obstetrics and gynecology and pathology from Dalhousie University. When Dr. Sheri-Lee Samson from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at DECH wanted to make delayed cord clamping (DCC) standard procedure at the hospital, she turned to Dr. Yu...

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UNB professor’s study on how Eastern Canada’s forests will adapt to climate change named one of top 10 discoveries of 2018

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Posted: March 4, 2019 10:40:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A UNB forestry professor’s research has been selected as one of 10 Discoveries of the Year 2018 by Québec Science magazine. Dr. Loïc D’Orangeville and his team studied the effects climate change will have on Eastern Canada’s boreal forest. In recent decades, field technicians from the Québec government have compiled an impressive tree ring collection by sampling tree species across 400,000 plots of provincial woodland. “You can really track the climate...

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UNB students to participate in alternative spring break event at Saint John Newcomers Centre

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Posted: March 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Visions of spring break typically include walks on sandy beaches, skiing on a snowy mountain or relaxing at home. But for some University of New Brunswick students, participating in an upcoming alternative spring break event will give them the opportunity to develop some essential skills and give back to their community. The Saint John Newcomers Centre has partnered with university students from across the province, including UNB, Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University and Mount...

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Climate change in the Arctic: Warming lakes pose a challenging environment for cold-loving fishes

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Posted: March 1, 2019 9:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Although often regarded as a problem for future generations, climate change is already having a profound impact on northern lakes, the species they contain and the humans that rely on them for food and fun. New research published in the journal Ecology Letters sheds new light on the way climate change and human activities are reshaping subarctic lakes. “Climate change is already a reality in the northernmost regions of the earth,” says Dr. Brian Hayden, a fellow of the Canadian...

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Sexual assault support advocate selected to serve on national advisory committee

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Posted: February 27, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A sexual assault support advocate at the University of New Brunswick has been selected to serve on the newly established Advisory Committee on the Framework to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions. Hilary Swan has been the tri-campus advocate at UNB since September 2018. Within this position, which is a partnership with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, Ms. Swan is the first point of contact for students who have experienced assault at UNB, St....

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Nursing students engaged in community experiential opportunities

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Posted: February 27, 2019 12:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Nursing students from UNB Saint John are sharing their experiences working with community agencies committed to social justice. The third-year students presented educational posters to campus on Feb. 7, which were reflective of their work in Saint John and advocate for policies and programs to address the overall health and well-being of the community. This event counted as credit toward an integrated care clinical practicum, which emphasizes health policy. The presentations focused heavily...

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UNB researcher seeking participants for flood study

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Posted: February 25, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


According to the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people were displaced from their homes during the spring flooding in 2018. A researcher at the University of New Brunswick plans on examining the impacts of this displacement. Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, assistant professor in the faculty of arts at UNB Saint John, is seeking participants from Grand Lake, Saint John and the Kingston Peninsula regions for community consultations. The purpose of these...

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Forging a New Path: Amanda Reid Rogers installed as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin

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Posted: February 22, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Amanda Reid Rogers has been officially installed as Piluwitahasuwin at the University of New Brunswick following a traditional celebration on the Fredericton campus. Ms. Rogers was announced as UNB’s first Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) in November 2018. Piluwitahasuwin, pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN, is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” The traditional celebration, entitled...

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UNB researchers helping food banks to better respond to needs of communities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Researchers in the faculty of business at the UNB Saint John are working to create a comprehensive platform that will allow food banks to have a more integrated relationship with donors, volunteers, visitors and social services. Drs. Rob Moir and Greg Fleet are working with PhD candidate Milad Pirayegar to create a platform that will provide real-time data about low-income families to better support food banks and their clients. This web-based online platform, aptly named Smart Food...

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UNB’s Dr. Emin Civi wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Emin Civi has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a professor of business at UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Civi joins an esteemed list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership. Dr. Civi has received numerous teaching awards as a direct result of his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to his students over the course of his 14 years at...

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UNB researcher receives federal funding for study on post-traumatic stress injuries faced by firefighters

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Posted: February 19, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A psychology researcher at the University of New Brunswick has received funding from the federal government for her research project focused on firefighters accessing care for trauma. Dr. Janine Olthuis, an assistant professor in psychology at UNB Fredericton, is one of 20 researchers from across Canada who have received funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for projects relating to post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) among public safety personnel, including law...

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May delivers 2019 Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture

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Posted: February 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and its first elected Member of Parliament, delivered UNB Law’s Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture on Feb. 14. Her well-attended lecture entitled, “One point five to stay alive – How we find hope and honesty in dangerous times,” explored the potentially devastating effects of climate change and how we can act to make positive change now. An environmentalist, writer, activist and lawyer, Ms. May graduated from the...

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UNB professor shares expertise on Albanian independence

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Posted: February 15, 2019 12:05:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


On the anniversary of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire in November 1912, the Albanian newspaper Dielli interviewed Dr. Sarah-Jane Corke, associate professor in history at UNB Fredericton and the author of US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy: Truman, The CIA and Secret Warfare. The Dielli article reflects on the influence of important personalities in Albanian history such as Mithat Frasheri, a renowned activist and one of the 83 leaders to sign the Albanian...

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Second World of Talent showcase to highlight students’ skills

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 12, 2019 2:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB’s International Student Advisor’s Office (ISAO) is hosting its second annual World of Talent showcase, which will feature performances by international students from the university’s Fredericton campus. “Last year’s World of Talent show was so fantastic,” says Nancy O’Shea, director of the ISAO. “The performers were beyond talented and treated us to amazing performances. We are confident that this year’s show will be equally as...

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UNB receives $500,000 funding from ARC Nuclear for technology development

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 12, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has received a $500,000 contribution from ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. for the advancement of its ARC-100 technology development and engineering studies. The contribution forms part of the collaborations initiated through the Small Modular Reactor Research and Development Cluster that was announced by the Government of New Brunswick in the summer of 2018 and is matched by GNB. ARC Nuclear Canada Inc., GNB and UNB are all excited by the opportunity that this...

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Michael V. Smith to deliver annual W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Michael V. Smith, a queer writer, performer and associate professor of creative writing at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., will deliver the W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture at the University of New Brunswick on Tuesday, Feb. 12. In a hybrid performance-lecture entitled “This Body Is a Gift: Gender and Meaning-Making in One Man’s Art,” Mr. Smith presents a retrospective of his body-based creative work. He has made a career...

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UNB post-graduate chemistry students published

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Post-graduate chemistry students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have been published in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). C&EN is a comprehensive and authoritative magazine publication providing professional and technical information in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. Mr. Jayden Price, a master’s candidate in organic chemistry, and Ms. Barbora Balonova, a PhD chemistry candidate, are analyzing the lifetime and quantum yields of...

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples was officially launched on Monday on the UNB Saint John campus. The Ally & Safe Space Program is an innovative project intended to support a campus community that affirms, welcomes and supports Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John. “This program was developed in close collaboration between members of the campus community and Elders and Indigenous community members,” said Dan...

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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has reached an agreement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick (CPHRNB) to provide accreditation for students enrolled in the bachelor of business administration program on the Saint John campus. The accreditation means that graduates of UNB Saint John’s BBA program, with a major in human resources, will be conditionally eligible to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam. This not only applies to current students but also...

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Siemens Canada joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 31, 2019 11:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Siemens Canada has announced its corporate membership with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) housed at the University of New Brunswick. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton with support from OpportunitiesNB (ONB). The centre is now operational, focusing on research and development, consulting and managed services, and creating potential for global exports of locally developed cybersecurity solutions. Up to 30 highly skilled jobs in...

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This is my mental health story. I think you should share yours, too.

Kyle Brookes

Posted: January 30, 2019 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Three years ago, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, I shared my mental health story with my Facebook friends for the first time. Today, I’m sharing it with you. Ever since high school, I knew something was off, but I continued living like nothing was wrong. I was in my second year studying history at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., when I started having suicidal thoughts. I was sleeping for just two hours a night, and knew I needed to see a counsellor. Once I got help, I was...

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UNB PhD graduate sells cyber security firm for more than $3.6 million

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 29, 2019 4:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick graduate has created a surveillance system that could potentially save lives. In 2016, James Stewart founded EhEye, a cybersecurity software system that detects open weapons and suspicious activity using existing camera infrastructure in places like stadiums, airports and government buildings. Dr. Stewart has a PhD in computer science from UNB and has worked as a sessional lecturer at UNB for more than 16 years. He has also spent nearly two decades researching...

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Dr. Paul Mazerolle appointed 19th president and vice-chancellor of UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 28, 2019 12:30:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Paul Mazerolle has been appointed the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. He will assume the position in July 2019, when current president and vice-chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell steps down at the end of June after 10 years leading the institution. “We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Mazerolle back to our UNB community,” said Larry Hachey, chair of the UNB Board of Governors....

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Students take home cash prizes at the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 28, 2019 11:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Undergraduate students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s faculty of business recently competed in the 2nd annual UNBSJ business case competition. The competition, which began on Jan. 18, lasted a total of 26 hours and was composed of eight teams, with 35 students in all. This was a faculty-wide event and several members of the local business community, as well as fellow students, turned out to show support for the student competitors. Terry Conrod, faculty advisor, Dr....

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UNB launches FutureReadyNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB has partnered with the Government of New Brunswick to launch a new initiative designed to strengthen and grow UNB’s commitment to experiential education and help strengthen New Brunswick’s economy and workforce. FutureReadyNB helps students from the province’s four publicly funded universities find valuable experiences in partnership with New Brunswick’s diverse public and private sectors, while supporting local employers in finding and recruiting qualified staff....

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Students from across the country gather at UNB to pitch business plans

UNB Newsroom

Posted: January 22, 2019 4:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Undergraduate and graduate business students from across the country will compete in a two-day business plan pitch competition on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 24 and 25, 2019. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with UNB’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition at the Wu Conference. “We are very excited to host almost 30 teams of student entrepreneurs...

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Author Marcello Di Cintio to read as part of UNB Saint John’s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 22, 2019 11:15:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Marcello Di Cintio will read from Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series. Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle - stories of oppression, exile and occupation told over and over again. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, he reveals a more complex...

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

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Posted: January 18, 2019 2:22:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB is now offering Canada’s first MBA with a specialization in business development and professional sales. The new 12-month stream, entitled Business Development and Professional Sales and offered on UNB’s Saint John campus, is the first of its kind in the country. Until now, there hasn’t been a program at any major Canadian university like this one, offering unique opportunities for students of any discipline to develop proficiency in business development and sales,...

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Newest Schulich Leaders at UNB enjoy first semester

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Posted: January 17, 2019 4:25:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A pair of Schulich Leaders are making immediate impacts in their first year at the University of New Brunswick. Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto received the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, in part due to their leadership potential. Mr. Noseworthy, enrolled in a concurrent computer science and mathematical physics program, became the vice-president and...

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

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Posted: January 16, 2019 9:40:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


According to one University of New Brunswick professor, economic insecurity may not only have a strong impact on your mental health, but it can also impact your waist line. Dr. Barry Watson, associate professor of economics in the faculty of business on UNB’s Saint John campus, specializes in health and labour economics. Since joining the faculty in 2014, he has completed a number of empirical studies investigating the mental and physical health implications of economic insecurity,...

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NASA scientist to guest lecture at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: January 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Could a solar storm cause havoc on Earth? Can we predict space weather to create solar forecasts? NASA scientist Dr. Ryan McGranaghan will present his lecture Living with a Star in the Era of Data Science at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the John Meagher Auditorium, room 215 of the Kinesiology Building. Dr. McGranaghan, principal data and aerospace engineering scientist at ASTRA Associates, will explore how solar explosions from the sun directly impact life on...

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

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Posted: January 14, 2019 4:45:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Michel Rod has been named dean of business at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Dr. Rod is joining UNB from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, where he has been for the past nine years – the last three as associate dean research and international and PhD Program Director. He holds a PhD in commerce from the University of Birmingham, a master’s degree from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree from the University of...

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UNB offering improv classes to help students to combat social anxiety

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Posted: January 11, 2019 4:15:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Many students find it difficult to navigate social situations and connect with others, especially when it comes to their peers within professional and educational settings. This sometimes prevents them from making friends and connecting with colleagues, and can have deeply affect their ability to engage in group activities or projects. Counselling services staff at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus hope to change that. A new improv class was first offered last fall,...

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New exercise program strengthens and prevents falls for those 50-plus

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Posted: January 11, 2019 11:50:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


One in three aging adults falls every year. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, unintentional falls cost more than $2 billion in direct healthcare expenses in 2016-17. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are partnering with Horizon Health Network and Fitness NB to recruit participants for Zoomers on the Go, a free fall prevention education and exercise program for people 50 years and older. The 12-week exercise program will be coming to multiple locations...

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

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Posted: January 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The 2019 UNB Saint John Undergraduate Business Case Competition will kick off on Jan. 17, marking its second year of providing students with opportunities to solve real business problems. The competition gets underway on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5 – 6 p.m. with the opening reception, sponsored by Gorman Nason Lawyers in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB’s Saint John campus. On Friday, Jan. 18, nine competing teams will have the opportunity to solve unique business problems in a...

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UNB hospitality and tourism professor is leading expert on tea tourism research

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Posted: January 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


When Dr. Jolliffe interviewed for a position with the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John in 2000, she was asked about her research activities and how they might fit in with the research goals of the faculty. As former operator of Mrs. Proffit’s Tea Room in Victoria-by-the-Sea on PEI, and a museum studies scholar, Dr. Jolliffe was intrigued by Saint John’s historical connections to Red Rose Tea and Barbours. “To me, UNB was the ideal place...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers

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Posted: January 10, 2019 10:30:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB has been named one of the top employers in Atlantic Canada for 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year UNB has been recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s top employers. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, said it is all due to the people found at the university. “The people of UNB are what make us great – the students, faculty and staff. It is their dedication that allows us to offer a top-quality educational...

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UNB’s Rising Research Stars of 2018

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Posted: January 9, 2019 10:35:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick continues to be a global leader in research and innovation as UNB researchers snagged seven of the 15 New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) rising research star awards in 2018. Dr. Kerrie Luck, a postdoctoral fellow, examines the effect hospitals’ smoke-free policy has on healthcare professionals. Although barriers still exist, her research found that the no smoking policy led to tobacco reduction among healthcare providers and patients. It...

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UNBers to receive the Order of Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A former UNB Board of Governors chair is among the three UNB honorary degree recipients to receive the Order of Canada, announced Governor General Julie Payette on Dec. 27, 2018. As one of Canada’s highest civilian accreditations, the Order of Canada honours the outstanding achievement and contribution of individuals from various sectors whose dedication to the community and service to the nation has helped shaped our society. This year’s announcement included 103...

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Researchers investigate potential benefits of in-home care technology

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Posted: January 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A team of researchers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario is investigating the effectiveness of a provincially sanctioned in-home care monitoring system that benefits the elderly. The study, Caring Near and Far, is conducting research into user experiences with Care Link Advantage, a remote monitoring system that claims to help seniors live at home for longer. The technology is currently being used in homes across New Brunswick. “The many benefits of the elderly staying in their...

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UNB researcher achieving success with breast cancer program

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Posted: January 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The My Active Health program, under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Bouchard, coordinator and associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick, has been successful since its inception. The My Active Health program, which began in September 2018 and will run until December 2019, recruited 65 women living with breast cancer from the four Atlantic provinces. This program is an initiative of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with University of New Brunswick,...

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UNB family violence researcher receives the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

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Posted: December 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Rina Arseneault, associate director at the University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case on Dec. 14 in Ottawa. The Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the goal of equality for women and girls in Canada. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the...

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Study shows that despite 1970s crash, St. John River striped bass still exist

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


A new study led by the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) suggests that, not only is the St. John River an important habitat for striped bass from other rivers, but it still supports its own native population, according to a recent article published in the American Fisheries Society’s journal, North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Several scientists from the CRI at University of New Brunswick led the study, joining forces with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries,...

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Three UNB researchers receive funding for frailty and aging research

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Posted: December 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have awarded funding to three University of New Brunswick researchers through the CFN-NBHRF Frailty and Aging Research Engagement (FARE) Initiative. Dr. Danielle Bouchard and her team, which includes principal co-investigators Linda Caissie from St. Thomas University and Grant Handrigan from Université de Moncton, received $178,020 for their project, “Stand if You Can.” A minimum of...

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UNB Lorenzo Society coordinator attends Governor General's Literary Awards ceremony

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Posted: December 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


When Andrea Kikuchi opened an email invitation from the Governor General’s office at the beginning of November, she most certainly thought it was spam. The invitation, which was for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Rideau Hall, is an exclusive opportunity not afforded to many. Ms. Kikuchi has been the Lorenzo Society coordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus since 2016. The Lorenzo Society is known for its remarkable selection of cultural...

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UNB to host Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program to accelerate business growth

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Posted: December 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), in partnership with the Government of Canada and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), is investing in the launch of an exciting new program to scale-up businesses in New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is a unique program that helps companies grow and provides them with the expertise they need to take the next steps in their development. The program...

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UNB business professor provides undergraduate marketing students with invaluable experiential learning opportunities

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Posted: December 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Dr. Emin Civi is using real-life opportunities in the workforce through a variety of experiential techniques to prepare his students for the future. A business professor at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Civi’s retailing class is highly interactive and familiarizes students with the steps involved in running a real-life retail firm. “One of the main components of the class is our retail clinic. Using dedicated class time, students offer consultancy services to a few small...

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UNB, Dr Oetker and SHAD promoting leadership in Victoria County

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB and SHAD are working to bring new opportunities to students from the Grand Falls region through a grant from the Dr Oetker Community Fund. Exceptional high school students from Victoria County are encouraged to participate in the SHAD program, and once they graduate, to attend UNB as undergraduate students. Made possible by a financial commitment from the Dr. Oetker Community Fund, successful applicants to the SHAD program will receive support toward their program fees, travel and...

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UNB Saint John to host new NB-IRDT satellite location

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Posted: December 11, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A new satellite location of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) has been launched on the UNB Saint John campus in what will soon be a shared facility with Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), expected to open next spring. This is one of two similar locations – the other is located at Université de Moncton - to become the first data facilities of their kind in Canada to house both federal and provincial administrative data securely. UNB...

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UNB ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

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Posted: December 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting two memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre 29 years ago on Dec. 6, 1989. Many of the young women whose lives were taken were engineering students. “Each year, we remember the 14 women in engineering who lost their lives in an act of gender-based violence,” says Diversity Within Engineering...

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Bell Let's Talk Community Fund grant announced during opening of Psychological Wellness Centre's new location at UNB

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) at the University of New Brunswick has received a $19,500 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to help expand the centre’s group therapy program for adolescents and teens. The grant was announced during the opening of the centre’s new location in the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre on the UNB Fredericton campus. The PWC’s trans-diagnostic program helps teens who have symptoms of depression and/or anxiety but are not eligible...

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Dr. Gary Saunders appointed UNB Fredericton dean of science

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Gary Saunders has been named dean of science at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Saunders has been acting dean of science since July 2017. He is a professor of biology and chaired the biology department for eight years. Dr. Saunders joined UNB in 1995 as an assistant professor and has held various roles over the years, including two research chairs, and UNB Fredericton’s Marine Block & Research Experience Semester was designed and implemented by Dr....

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UNB researcher contributes to BBC Earth short documentary

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Posted: November 29, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A marine researcher from UNB’s Saint John campus has contributed to a BBC Earth short documentary focused on aquaculture. “Our Blue Planet: Aquaculture could be the future of food” was shared by BBC Earth’s Facebook page last week. It delves into how marine aquaculture may solve future food crises as the world’s population increases, and calls for the development of sustainable aquaculture technologies. Dr. Thierry Chopin, marine biology professor at UNB Saint John and president of Chopin...

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UNB researchers have moment in the spotlight on History Channel show

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Posted: November 28, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Two UNB researchers found themselves in the limelight this past summer when a Hollywood production company paid their research lab a visit. Dr. Christopher McFarlane, professor of earth sciences and founder of the Laser Ablation Lab, and Brandon Boucher, the lab’s research technician, were contacted by showrunners for the History Channel show The Curse of Oak Island. The documentary-style show, now in its sixth season, centers around Oak Island, a small island on the south shore of Nova...

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UNB welcomes the first cannabis health research chair in the country

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Posted: November 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Dr. Yang Qu will pioneer a new field of cannabis research and grow the industry from its infancy stage as the Cannabis Health Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Qu will begin this new chair position in January 2019 and will focus on the following three areas of research: Investigate the medicinal potential of cannabinoids by examining the medical purposes and expand the range of medicinal options to develop cannabis-based therapies and treatment. Improve the genetic...

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UNB welcomes a new Vice-President of the Saint John campus

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Posted: November 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Petra Hauf will be joining the University of New Brunswick as Vice-President of the Saint John campus. As an internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Hauf will build upon UNB’s momentum as a global leader in research and continue to advance UNB as a research-focused institution. Dr. Hauf is joining UNB from St. Francis Xavier University, where she is currently the dean of science. As a testament to her dedication and accomplishments in research, she became the dean of science...

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UNB psychology chair inducted to Royal Society of Canada

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Posted: November 21, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Sandra Byers, department chair of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, is now the 11th professor at UNB to earn the distinction of Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Research Fellow. She was inducted into the class of 2018 fellows for her lifetime contribution in advancing human sexuality research at the RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement held in Halifax on Nov. 15. Throughout her career spanning four decades at UNB, Dr. Byers has published more than 140 leading journal...

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Author Jan Wong to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Author Jan Wong will read from Apron Strings on as part of the UNB Saint John Lorenzo Reading Series on Sunday, Dec. 2. Apron Strings has been shortlisted for the 2018 Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for non-fiction and longlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize. Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending...

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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

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Posted: November 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Amanda Reid Rogers has been named Piluwitahasuwin (Assistant Vice-President Indigenous Engagement) at the University of New Brunswick. Piluwitahasuwin [pronounced BILL-WEE-DUH-HUZZ-WIN] is a Wolastoqey word meaning “one who promotes change in a good way toward truth.” Ms. Rogers, RN, is Dakota-Sioux with family and community connections in Wolastokuk. Currently a course instructor and master’s student in nursing, she is using a community-based collaborative participatory action research...

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IBEC continues to foster partnerships through the third annual Data Visualization Competition

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Posted: November 19, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the third annual Data Visualization Competition (DVC) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Wu Conference Centre at UNB Fredericton. Participants will analyze information and statistics in the form of open data sets provided by various organizations and New Brunswick’s provincial and municipal governments. Their research has the potential to directly impact decision...

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UNB continues work in Malawi through Queen Elizabeth Scholars program

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Posted: November 16, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Mzuzu University in Malawi, in southeast Africa. Since 2007, the UNB has sent more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students to Malawi under the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program. Dr. Robert Kingdon, instructor and undergraduate director of geodesy & geomatics engineering (GGE) at UNB, first travelled to Mzuzu University as a UNB graduate student in 2007. He recently returned to Mzuzu campus and was...

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UNB physicists help Government of Canada improve arctic communications

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Posted: November 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Physicists from the University of New Brunswick’s Radio Physics Lab have developed a new model that will help Canada monitor activity in the arctic and improve arctic communications. The Empirical Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Model (E-CHAIM) is the first phase of the UNB Radio Physics Lab’s $1.2-million All Domain Situational Awareness Program contract with Defence Research and Development Canada. Dr. P. T. Jayachandran, UNB physics professor and principal investigator for the...

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UNBers to receive two New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards

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Posted: November 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Austin Henderson and Roxanne Fairweather will be receiving New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards from the Canadian Red Cross on Nov. 14. Mr. Henderson, a Lord Beaverbrook scholar, is currently in his final year of his bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership at UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton. He will receive the 2018 Young Humanitarian Award for New Brunswick. Originally from Salisbury, Mr. Henderson is an advocate for positive masculinities and youth empowerment,...

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UNB researchers awarded Heart and Stroke grants at New Brunswick Health Research Conference

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Posted: November 13, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Dr. Neeru Gupta, Dr. Keith Brunt and Dr. Martin Sénéchal were the recipients of three research grants at the 10th Annual NB Health Research Conference on Nov. 7. Dr. Gupta, professor and Diabetes Research Chair at UNB, received a $20,000 research endowment for her upcoming project, “At the Crossroads: Gender and Poverty as Drivers of Health Inequalities in Hospitalizations for Comorbid Heart Disease and Diabetes.” In her study, Dr. Gupta plans to use...

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UNB named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019

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Posted: November 12, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


For the sixth time in seven years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019). The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2019; UNB is one of five universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re thrilled to be named one of the country’s top employers again,” says Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. This year's competition saw a record number of employers take part in the...

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Douglas Gibson to present as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Author and raconteur Douglas Gibson will present GREAT SCOTS: Canadian Fiction writers with Links to Scotland, from 1867 to Today on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. After performing more than 200 shows around the world about Canadian authors, Gibson has created this presentation in a PowerPoint format. The lively show involves dozens of excellent Anthony Jenkins caricatures of the selected fiction writers brought to the screen. During the 65-minute...

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UNB student nabs national entrepreneurship award for connecting students with odd jobs

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Posted: November 8, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Less than two years after launching a business that pairs students with odd jobs in the community, Cameron Ritchie is now Startup Canada’s young entrepreneur of the year. HomeWurk, founded by Mr. Ritchie when he was in Grade 11, allows students looking for work to take on odd jobs for local residents who may not have the time or ability to complete them. Students choose the jobs they’d like to do, allowing for flexibility in their schedules. Mr. Ritchie, a first-year engineering student at...

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Kinesiology student gains in-the-field experience through summer internship

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Posted: November 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Like many university students, Kesey Daye spent her summer working. But Ms. Daye, unlike many of her peers, wasn’t working a run of the mill summer job; she was putting her studies into practice by participating in a summer internship with J.D. Irving, Ltd. For four months, Ms. Daye, a recent recreation and sport studies (BRSS) graduate, worked in the company’s Woodlands Division as one of two ergonomic and kinesiology students hired to work with the tree planting...

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Ingrid R.G. Waldron to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 6, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Ingrid R.G. Waldron will read from her new book There’s Something in the Water on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. In There’s Something in the Water, Waldron examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, using Nova Scotia as a case study, and the grassroots resistance activities by Indigenous and Black communities against the pollution and poisoning of their...

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Paddle Your Own Canoe Project visits UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: November 5, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Paddle Your Own Canoe Project and Chestnut Pride, a restored canoe featuring a striking rainbow design, made an appearance at UNB’s Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 18. The Board of Governors saw the beautifully restored 60-year-old canoe up close and took the opportunity to provide financial support for the project. Norm Betts, UNB business professor, former politician, finance minister and member of UNB’s Board of Governors, donated the canoe to Imprint on behalf of...

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UNB law faculty members receive honorary title of Queen's Counsel

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Posted: November 5, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two UNB law faculty members have been given the esteemed designation of Queen’s Counsel. The award, known informally as “taking silk,” was bestowed upon former UNB law dean and current professor Anne Warner La Forest and part-time instructor Scott Brittain. Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyn Roy-Vienneau conferred the appointments at the legislative assembly in Fredericton on Oct. 29. Nine other lawyers were also given the honorary title as a result of their high level of personal...

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UNB hosts sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

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Posted: November 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond. “It’s really wonderful to see how the UNB community has supported the ceremony over the past six years,” says...

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Canadian Senate unveils cyber security report at UNB

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Posted: October 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick hosted the Standing Senate Committee of Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC) as they released the report Cyber Assault: It should keep you up at night. The report states Canada's infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks. With three out of five Canadians having four or more devices connected to the internet in their homes, 10 million Canadians were victims of cyber crime in 2017. The committee urges the federal government to create a new federal minister of...

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Harrison McCain Foundation Faculty Award recipients announced for 2018

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Twenty-two faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support for the 2018-19 academic year, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards. The awards are focused in four areas: young scholars, conference and research travel, visiting professorships and scholarly book publishing. They were initially established in 2006 with a grant of $1 million from the Harrison McCain Foundation, and renewed with an additional $1.25 million in 2016. The awards...

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Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre creates online portal to share resources about Wabanaki Nations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick has launched a website, Wabanaki Collection, to provide teachers with quality resources about Wabanaki Nations. The website connects post-secondary educators, school teachers, and the public with a variety of resources that support enhanced relationships between all the peoples of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States. It includes documents, video, music and other primary sources about the Wabanaki. "We invite you to...

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Dr. Sandra Byers recognized for contributions to human sexuality research

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Posted: October 24, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. E. Sandra Byers, department chair of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, has been recognized by the Canadian Sexual Research Forum with an Outstanding Contribution Award for her lifetime achievement in advancing human sexuality research. She is a pioneer in human sexuality research across multiple faucets including sexual satisfaction, sexual violence and the sexual health of vulnerable groups. Dr. Byers's extensive scholar contributions have been cited more than 8,825 times...

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BioHuntress Therapeutics Inc makes its mark as a semi-finalist in BioInnovation Challenge 2018

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Posted: October 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


BioHuntress, a biotech start-up created by UNB Saint John senior scientist Dr. Alli Murugesan, is one of eight semi-finalists for the BioInnovation Challenge 2018 to be held on Nov. 8 in Halifax. Dr. Murugesan aspires to help researchers translate their breakthrough biomedical discoveries. As an incubator within academia, BioHuntress will play a key role in establishing a research to market reputation and repeatable set of processes for life science researchers. Dr. Murugesan is leading by...

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Bob and Barbara Pickett support research facility for adaptive rehabilitation engineering at UNB

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Posted: October 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) at UNB will be adding new space for the Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering thanks to the generosity of alumnus Bob Pickett (BSc CE '61, MSc CE '63) and his wife, Barbara. The Picketts' leadership gift of $400,000 has leveraged $4.5 million from the Province of New Brunswick and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding will be used to construct a new wing at R.N. Scott Hall and to purchase the technology that will support...

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UNB SRC president receives youth mentoring award

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Posted: October 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB Saint John's Students' Representative Council (SRC) president Sam Palmer was named the 2018 winner of the INSPIRE Youth Mentoring Award at the second annual INSPIRE Mentoring Awards event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John on Oct. 18. This event recognizes individuals in the community who have made a meaningful impact through mentoring. Not only do mentors have a profound influence on people of all ages, they also contribute to brighter futures, increased educational and...

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Campus accessibility advocate crosses the stage at UNB Fredericton Convocation

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Posted: October 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


At UNB, Jeremy Murray is known for his sense of humour and diverse involvement in student groups and societies. But he's perhaps best recognized for his activism in raising awareness around disability and accessibility issues on campus. The media arts and culture program graduate has cerebral palsy. As a result, Mr. Murray's motor skills are impaired and he relies on an electric wheelchair to get around. When he first came to UNB Fredericton in 2011, he was determined that his disability...

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Fourth Red Shawl Campaign begins at UNB's Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

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Posted: October 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its fourth annual Red Shawl Campaign from Oct. 16 to 19 to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The campaign was a vision of UNB's Elder-in-residence, Imelda Perley. The red shawl is a symbol of protection; it is what a young girl earns in her footsteps to becoming a woman. When adult women wear shawls, as grandmothers, mothers, sisters and aunts, they embrace the gift of...

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Writer Christine Higdon to read as part of UNB's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Writer Christine Higdon will read from The Very Marrow of Our Bones on Sunday, Oct. 28, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. On a November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old...

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Orange Shirt Day at UNB

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Posted: October 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The beginning of October signals the beginning of the most colourful and most beautiful season. But Oct. 1 also marked a special and reflective day for UNB's Indigenous community. Organized by Shelley Francis, director of UNB's Indigenous Nursing Program, members of the UNB community wore orange to recognize the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, B.C., in the spring of 2013. The event grew out of Phyllis' story. Phyllis, then aged six, had her...

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UNB student presents at the Prime Minister's Science Fair

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Jackson Weir, a first-year science student on UNB's Fredericton campus, presented his award-winning research project to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the second annual Prime Minister's Science Fair (PMSF) held on Sept. 19 in Ottawa. Mr. Weir was one of 35 students, ages 10 to 18, selected from 500 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) award winners across Canada to present his project to Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, and Nobel Prize winner...

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Restored stained glass windows revealed at UNB

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Posted: October 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The freshly restored windows were unveiled at a public celebration on Thursday. While the work officially began in 2016, UNB Art Centre director Marie Maltais had been searching for a qualified conservator and raising funds since 2011. Essential to the project was a stained glass artist who had the knowledge and expertise to work with old glass on an architectural scale. Miraculously, stained glass artist Ned Bowes calls the Fredericton region home. Mr. Bowes, who was awarded the title of...

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UNB researchers receive $3.1 million in research funding

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Posted: October 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick has received $3.1 million in support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for discovery research. The investment was presented to UNB by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, and is part of the more than $558 million in funding for researchers and students at institutions across Canada that was announced by Minister Duncan on Oct. 9. At UNB,...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: October 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Sarah Faber will read from her first novel, All Is Beauty Now, on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John. Set against the seductive world of 1960's Rio de Janeiro, All Is Beauty Now is an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and the lengths we'll go to save ourselves and those we love. With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully...

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UNB researcher recognized with Rising Star Research Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Angkoon Phinyomark, post doctorate fellow at UNB Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), has been recognized by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) with a Rising Star Research Award. Dr. Phinyomark’s research in myoelectric control devices and prothesis will benefit amputees. He studies how muscular, skeletal and neurological systems process signals to classify human gestures from surface electromyogram (EMG) signals. A research paper by a former director of IBME, Dr....

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: October 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to three outstanding individuals at its fall graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on Oct. 18 and 19. The recipients are: Nancy Strickland Nancy Strickland will receive a doctor of laws degree in Fredericton on Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Nancy Strickland was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ont., and now lives in Bhutan in the Eastern Himalaya – but she is deeply rooted in New Brunswick. Ms. Strickland received her bachelor of...

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Business student team nabs second prize at case competition

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A team of students from the UNB Saint John faculty of business won second prize in the 2018 Atlantic Schools of Business case competition over the weekend. With eight teams competing in the undergraduate competition, students were given a case to develop a business plan to launch a profitable malting operation in New Brunswick at noon on Friday. All teams were required to communicate their solutions to the judges the following Saturday morning in a 15-minute presentation. The 48th annual...

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Industry trailblazer named to UNB's Engineering Wall of Fame

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Posted: October 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB alumna Denise LaForge has been inducted to the Engineering Wall of Fame at the University of New Brunswick for her entrepreneurial successes and accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. Ms. LaForge, originally from Edmundston, is the first woman to be inducted to the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. Ms. LaForge is chairman and CEO of Denco Financial Holdings, a company with investments focused in technology, energy, real estate and the wholesale distribution sector. In 2003, she...

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UNB's It Begins Here campaign celebrates raising $125 million

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


 The University of New Brunswick wrapped up the largest fundraising campaign in its history on Friday, with a bi-campus victory party that gave students 125 million reasons to celebrate. It Begins Here: The Campaign for the University of New Brunswick was launched in November 2016 with the goal of raising $110 million for student support and faculty research. "10,000 alumni worldwide joined in to help bring us to this moment," said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor....

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Poets Jim Johnstone and Jeffery Donaldson to read as part of UNB Saint John's Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Jim Johnstone will read from The Chemical Life and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry, and Jeffery Donaldson will read from Fluke Print as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Whitebone Lounge at UNB Saint John. The Chemical Life - An exploration of mental illness and addiction Praised for his darkly psychological accounts of extreme experiences, Jim Johnstone???s fifth book of poems explores his most difficult terrain to date: mental illness...

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UNB professor heralded with educational leadership award

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Posted: September 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Emin Civi, faculty of business at UNB Saint John, has received the 2018 AAU Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award. This award, given to one outstanding educational leader in Atlantic Canada each year, recognizes a sustained commitment over an extended period to the improvement of university teaching and learning, within the nominee's own institution and beyond. Among other achievements, Dr. Civi has founded a number of programs within the business faculty to propel teaching...

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UNB to be research hub for RAVEN Rural Action and Voices for the Environment

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Posted: September 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A new research project aiming to strengthen the voices of those living on Wabanaki territory has recently launched at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Susan O'Donnell, researcher and adjunct professor with the department of sociology at UNB, has received $525,000 for her research project, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN). The RAVEN team is composed of UNB faculty and staff from the departments of sociology, anthropology, interdisciplinary studies and the faculties of...

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars for 2017-18

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Posted: September 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Fifteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 season. They are: Sam Anstey, Basketball Hanna Grossman, Basketball Alannah Hansen, Basketball Kathryn Magee, Basketball Allyson McLaughlin, Basketball Victor Emordi, Soccer Harold Oh, Soccer Logan Perry, Soccer Marina Comeau, Soccer Samantha Gallan, Soccer Jake Glaspy, Volleyball Patrick Kendall, Volleyball Dayna...

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Renowned author to kick off 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will open the 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series with his new novel, Mary Cyr, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB Saint John. Mary Cyr opens in Mexico just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal mine has collapsed with 13 men trapped inside. Less than 48 hours later, the authorities abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the entrance - willfully oblivious to the souls still breathing underground....

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UNB Institute and NB Trauma Program integrate trauma care data into research data repository

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training and the New Brunswick Trauma Program have partnered to educate the province about preventing and caring for traumatic injury. This collaboration will provide researchers, care workers, policy and government decision makers with information that will better serve New Brunswickers in traumatic injury prevention and care. "This is exactly the kind of collaboration on data and research that we need in New Brunswick to advance the use of...

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Indspire CIBC launch new bursaries for Indigenous students

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Posted: September 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Indigenous students enrolling in the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John now have access to a special bursary program, thanks to a $500,000 gift from CIBC to UNB's It Begins Here campaign. The CIBC-University of New Brunswick Indigenous Bursaries will be awarded to undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Bachelor of Business Administration programs. The bursaries are open to First Nations, Inuit and Metis...

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OSCO funds research in off-site construction at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


OSCO Construction Group is investing $2 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish a new Centre for Off-site Construction and to fund research led by the new OSCO Chair in Off-site Construction. In contrast to conventional "stick-built" construction at a jobsite, off-site construction consists of planning, designing and fabricating building elements in a factory-controlled environment for rapid assembly in a "plug-and-play" fashion at the jobsite. Off-site building elements can...

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UNB signs MOU with Civilized

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick and Civilized have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to guide their shared interests in cannabis research and public awareness. Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle brand based in Saint John, will facilitate opportunities for research and networking between UNB’s groundbreaking Health Research Chair in Cannabis, only the second position of its kind in the world, and the global cannabis community. “We're excited to be partnering with Civilized as we...

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UNB launches niche master's program in quantitative investment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus has launched a one-year Master in Quantitative Investment Management program.Students are on campus this week for orientation events and are participating in a boot camp to prepare for their classes that will start next week. The program is designed to give students the tools necessary to work in the ever-changing environment of quantitative finance, in particular the buy-side of the industry with a focus on investment...

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UNB law graduate named one of Canada's top legal influencers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB law graduate Tom Isaac (LLB '90) has had a profound effect on Canada's legal landscape. Mr. Isaac, a partner with Vancouver law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, has been named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential in the corporate commercial category for his work as a national leading authority on Aboriginal law. "I'm honoured to have been given the distinction and I appreciate being named in the area of Aboriginal law, which affects all parts of Canada," says Mr....

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UNB welcomes new students

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Posted: September 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is alive again as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university's campuses. Here are some of the highlights of Orientation 2018. UNB Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia. Hosted by President Eddy Campbell, this special ceremony gives the whole campus community the chance to...

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Issues with the current ePublications

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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Issues with the current ePublications

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage


We are currently experiencing issues with the current ePublications system, so therefore you are not able to read or submit an eDaily. A new system has been developed and further information will be communicated as soon as possible.

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Saint John campus gets technology upgrade

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB Saint John library, information technology and facilities staff have been busy this past summer helping to ensure our students, and future students, have the best experience possible. Just a couple of the areas where improvements have been made over the summer months: Hazen Hall 326 has 24 brand new touch screen computers; The computer lab in K.C. Irving Hall 102 has 30 new chairs; K.C. Irving Hall has an entirely new audio visual equipment; and The computer science lab in Hazen Hall...

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Steven Galloway to read at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick would like to invite you to a literary reading by acclaimed Canadian writer Steven Galloway, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB's Fredericton Campus. Galloway is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels including his latest international bestseller, The Cellist of Sarajevo. This third novel was a finalist for the BC Book Prize's Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Set against the backdrop of war, it is the story of a...

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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 s Wallace McCain Institute supports IT firm s expansion into Miramichi

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Miramichi Technology Fund - managed partially by UNB's Wallace McCain Institute - recently unveiled plans to support a Saint John IT company's expansion into northern New Brunswick. Search2Go will use the investment to help open a new development office in Miramichi. “We're very excited by our new presence in Miramichi and what this investment will allow us to do here," says Jason Richard, CEO of Search2Go. "We currently do work in 11 countries around the world, and this new development...

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UNB welcomes new Activator cohort

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A select group of students on the University of New Brunswick???s Fredericton campus will lead their peers in executing market research, developing viable business plans, and securing funding for four local startup companies. The Activator program, coordinated by UNB???s International Business & Entrepreneurship Centre within the faculty of business administration, is welcoming its new cohort, led by four promising student leaders. Startups looking to launch can apply to the program,...

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Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship applications being accepted

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Applications are now being accepted for the Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship The Flewellings were lifelong residents and enthusiastic supporters of Greater Saint John.  They admired the strength of local support for UNB Saint John and had a keen interest in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. As a result they established a fund with the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, awarding an annual scholarship to graduate students enrolled at UNB Saint John’s MBA...

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Students at UNB receive Canada's largest STEM scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This year, out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Noseworthy, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Lewisporte Collegiate, Mr. Noseworthy attended SHAD, Encounters with...

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International study examines the role of athletes parents in doping prevention

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


What role do parents of young athletes play in preventing doping in sport? This is the question that Dr. Terri Byers and Dr. Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet of the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology have teamed up to answer. As part of the research project, Drs. Byers and Tymowski-Gionet are searching for an inside perspective on how parents may influence a drug-free environment. This study is part an international project, with researchers from the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and...

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Pride colours light up UNB Fredericton campus

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Posted: August 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is a little brighter thanks to a new rainbow crosswalk. The crosswalk is the result of a bi-campus effort between the UNB Student Union and the St. Thomas University Students’ Union to increase the visibility and prominence of the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Painted in advance of Pride Week in Fredericton, it is in a high traffic area in front of UNB’s Student Union Building. Benjamin Palmer, UNBSU vice-president student life, says the...

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UNB graduate student leads community walking group to combat breast cancer one step at a time

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of kinesiology and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation are teaming up to fight breast cancer with exercise. Twice a week, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are invited to take part in a breast cancer walking group. The program is free to attend and aims to support all women touched by breast cancer – from those currently living with the disease to survivors. The walking group is led and organized by Courtni Ruth-Anne Soucy, a current...

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New documentary examines the legacy of Canada s public service LGBTQ purge

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A new documentary shedding light on a dark piece of Canada’s history is screening at the Fredericton Playhouse as part of Fredericton Pride Week. Presented by the University of New Brunswick and Friends of the Fredericton Playhouse, The Fruit Machine focuses on how LGBTQ+ employees were treated by the Canadian government. Between the 1950s and 1990s, the Canadian government conducted a campaign against LGBTQ+ individuals in the civil service, the RCMP and the Canadian Armed Forces. Up until...

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UNB hosts digital health and technology announcement

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


New Brunswick has been identified by Surrey BC’s Health and Technology District as the site of the first phase of its Atlantic Canadian division. With this initiative, Saint John is set to become the hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada. The announcement was made today on the UNB Saint John campus. Digital health refers to the umbrella of technological advances for health and healthy living. Advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, telemedicine, wearables, and 3D printing are...

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UNB opens new home for kinesiology

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick held the official ribbon cutting event for the new Kinesiology Building at UNB Fredericton this morning. This 60,000-sq. ft., $36-million building will create a nationally significant research cluster focused on health, wellness, physical fitness and health promotion that will establish New Brunswick as a leader in preventative health care. “In addition to the many initiatives and programs at UNB focused on preventative healthcare, this expansion has further...

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UNB researcher says living near water may lead to a longer life

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


With three ocean coastlines and more than three million lakes, water is one of Canada’s most precious and plentiful natural resources. Past research has demonstrated that time spent near water reduces stress and increases health and life satisfaction. A new Canadian study has found that living near natural water features, such as rivers, lakes, and the ocean, may actually lead to a longer life. The study, led by Dr. Dan Crouse, a research associate at the University of New Brunswick, and a...

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Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence receives close to 5 5 million in government support

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Government of Canada and the New Brunswick Innovation Fund have contributed $5.45 million to the University of New Brunswick’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, which will help revolutionize the marine industry in Atlantic Canada. Wayne Long, MP for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, joined representatives from...

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UNB launches study on government programs supporting tuition relief and early learning

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 24, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


An institute at the University of New Brunswick dedicated to advancing public policy research has launched a benefits analysis of two flagship initiatives of the provincial government designed to enhance learning and economic opportunities for children, students and families. Today, the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) announced an agreement with the Government of New Brunswick to conduct a long-term study of programs offering tuition relief and improved...

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Sarah King named director of experiential education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB is pleased to announce that Dr. Sarah King has been selected as UNB’s new director of experiential education. The position is generously funded by the Province of New Brunswick for three years as part of a broad initiative to enhance and grow experiential learning at the four universities. Sarah is an educator and researcher in the experiential education field, completing her PhD at UNB’s faculty of education in the field of experiential learning and citizenship education at Atlantic...

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UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering is getting a new centre

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick???s Institute of Biomedical Engineering will be expanded this year with the creation of a new centre thanks to approximately $5 million dollars in investments from the Government of New Brunswick, from The Canada Foundation for Innovation and from a private donor. Funding will go toward the construction of a specialized rehabilitation research space and the purchase of state-of-the-art rehabiliation equipment. ???The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at...

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Versatile innovations in skin care and maternity wear to launch at Summer Institute showcase

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two groups of entrepreneurs are looking to make a big impact on the lives of people in New Brunswick and across North America thanks to UNB’s Summer Institute. Wildland Organics, a waste-free hair and body product line, and Adaela Quinn, a venture offering maternity and breastfeeding clothing, are two of seven business ideas taking part in this year’s Summer Institute. Hosted by the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, the three-month incubator connects...

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Summer Institute helps entrepreneurs take their business ideas to the next level

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


For anyone with an egg allergy, one entrepreneur is going to give them the replacement they’ve been searching for. Hannah Chisholm has been allergic to milk, eggs and nuts her entire life. In May 2015, she created Eggcitables for personal use as a response to the absence of egg alternatives in grocery stores. “Growing up, I got to witness the rise of the plant-based food industry. I went from drinking baby formula with my cereal to being able to eat dairy-free cheese and ice cream. While all...

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Dr Heidi MacDonald appointed as dean of arts

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Heidi MacDonald will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as dean of arts on the Saint John campus. Dr. MacDonald is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Lethbridge and served as department chair, as well as director of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition. She holds a PhD in Canadian history from UNB, a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Dr. MacDonald is an...

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UNB nursing senior teaching associate recognized for leadership excellence

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Posted: July 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A senior teaching associate at the University of New Brunswick is being saluted for her commitment to improving the classroom. Nancy Doiron-Maillet, a senior teaching associate with UNB’s faculty of nursing, has received the Neil Scott Educational Leadership Award, which recognizes leaders who encourage excellence in teaching. An individual nominated for the award will have provided leadership among faculty colleagues to help create an environment in which teaching excellence is fostered and...

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Commentary Experiential opportunities for students benefit all of New Brunswick

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Posted: July 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Students looking for a university are interested in the extraordinary - transformative opportunities they can’t find elsewhere. More and more, experiential education – work-integrated learning – is what they seek. Earlier this month, the Government of New Brunswick announced an investment of $18.4 million to expand experiential educational opportunities for students at the province’s four public universities. The goal of this initiative is that all students in all disciplines will have an...

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Canada's brightest youth set to arrive at SHAD UNB for month of intense enrichment and entrepreneurship

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Grade 10 student Eva Greyeyes of Toronto is proud to have represented her Indigenous culture in an accomplished film. Greyeyes has a supporting role in the movie Indian Horse, a film inspired by a novel by Richard Wagamese about an Indigenous boy sent to a residential school. Indian Horse premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has recently been sent to the big screen at cinemas. “When I was cast in Indian Horse, I read the book, and it was just, it was so crazy to me...

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Dr Lorna Butler appointed as UNB dean of nursing

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Lorna Butler will soon be joining UNB as dean of nursing on the Fredericton campus. Dr. Butler comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan, where she is currently a professor at the College of Nursing, as well as senior strategist, distributed and technology enhanced learning and discovery, in the office of the vice-president research. She has held various administrative positions, including dean at the College of Nursing and acting director for USask’s International Centre Northern...

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UNB nursing instructor recognized for excellence in the classroom

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Jessica Webster has been awarded the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching for transforming the classroom experience. Each year, the Allan P. Stuart Award honours the hard work and dedication of instructors at UNB for their outstanding performance in the classroom, based on nominations from UNB students and faculty members. Ms. Webster is a senior nursing instructor on UNB’s Fredericton campus and got her inspiration to teach from her passion for...

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UNB's Centre for Advanced Studies receives millions to collaborate on software for global companies

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Posted: June 26, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB’s IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) – Atlantic has received a multi-million-dollar funding package to help deliver a new project that will improve and develop runtime software. The funding, which was announced by Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey, was awarded by the federal government through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and IBM. Established in 2011, IBM CAS – Atlantic promotes collaborative research between UNB and...

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Dr Sharon Wahl appointed UNB dean of education

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Posted: June 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Sharon Wahl will be joining UNB as dean of education on the Fredericton campus. Dr. Wahl is currently a professor and associate dean of education at Vancouver Island University. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience at both secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as many years of administrative experience at VIU and Simon Fraser University. She holds a PhD and an MEd, both from Simon Fraser University, and a BA from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Wahl has a...

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John Kershaw named assistant vice-president academic partnerships at UNB

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Posted: June 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president academic on UNB’s Fredericton, is pleased to announce Dr. John Kershaw has been appointed as assistant vice-president academic (partnerships). Dr. Kershaw is currently the associate dean of graduate studies and teaches advanced mensuration and research methods on the UNB Fredericton campus. He is an advisor for the forestry senior management practicum and has his own active research lab. Dr. Kershaw is also the lead author of the 5th Edition of Forest...

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UNB researchers take part in JDI-funded study examining impacts of winter ticks on moose

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Posted: June 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick, Universite de Laval, Province of New Brunswick and Province of Quebec have banded together to study the impact winter ticks have on moose, thanks to funding from J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI). The five-year project began in the winter of 2017-18. Its focus is on understanding the significant role winter ticks play in New Brunswick and Quebec’s declining moose populations. “Moose are an economically and ecologically important species in New Brunswick,” says Dr....

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Three appointments at UNB Fredericton

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Posted: June 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that the University of New Brunswick has appointed three exceptional individuals to leadership positions on the Fredericton campus. Mr. Ian Allen, executive director, College of Extended Learning, was reappointed to this position for a five-year term beginning May 12, 2018. For 20 years, Mr. Allen has served CEL in different capacities including director of distance learning and off-campus services, director of...

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UNB student receives national award to participate in senior citizen research

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Posted: June 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick nursing student Shyane McKay will spend the summer assisting researchers improve the lives of elderly people after receiving the 2018 Summer Studentship Award by the Canadian Frailty Network and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. The national competition provides students with interdisciplinary summer experiences that allow participants to gain an understanding of the health and social work environment for Canada’s older adults living with family. Ms....

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2018

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Posted: June 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick Saint John today announced that New Brunswick students, Emily Derrah of Grand Bay-Westfield, Alicia Killam of Quispamsis, and Amelia McCavour of Quispamsis are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB Saint John with a history of exemplary achievements as community leaders, athletes and students. Emily Derrah, a Harbour View High...

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UNB historian s award-winning book delves into the diaries of 19th-century New Brunswick women

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Posted: June 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Women in 19th-century New Brunswick were socially active, politically engaged and cosmopolitan in mindset. These are a few of the captivating themes explored by Dr. Gail Campbell in her award-winning book, ‘I wish to keep a record’: Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick Women Diarists and Their World. Dr. Campbell, professor emerita in history at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the Canadian Committee on Women’s History Prize for the Best Book on Women’s and Gender History. The...

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Emerging business leaders descend on UNB for national student business conference

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Posted: June 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Business Administration Undergraduate Society is hosting the fourth annual Canadian Business Schools Conference on UNB’s Fredericton campus from June 14 to 17. The conference, organized by the Canadian Association of Business Students, is bringing together business society presidents from 32 universities across Canada for a weekend of learning and networking. Business case co-captains from this year’s Jeux du Commerce, Eastern Canada’s largest academic...

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UNB professors examining mental health among nursing home workers

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Posted: June 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A research team at the University of New Brunswick is seeking to understand more about mental health among nursing home workers through a new research study. UNB Fredericton nursing professors Dr. Emily Read, Dr. Sue O’Donnell, Dr. Patrick Bruning and clinical research co-ordinator Jennifer Donovan are looking for participants to help them learn more about how working in a nursing home may affect a person’s mental health. "Working in a nursing home can be very stressful and we know that...

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UNB professor receives funding for drone research and development

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Posted: June 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick professor and her team are looking to detect early stages of disease in crops from the sky. UNB professor Dr. Brigitte Leblon and her team of researchers, along with partners from Western University, A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, have received approximately $540,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to help develop drone technology that will be used for four precision agriculture applications....

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UNB scientist wins 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Award

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Posted: June 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Alli Murugesan has been awarded the 2018 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award for her outstanding research and innovation in cancer research. The award recognizes Dr. Murugesan for her breakthrough discoveries in cancer research and entrepreneurship. She has been developing a treatment that targets and kills cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy. Dr. Murugesan is an academia-nurtured entrepreneur with a PhD degree in biotechnology and...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute selects new cohort for Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

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Posted: June 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


After an intense two-day process called The Choosing, the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has selected the 11th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $138 million in revenue and 602 employees across the greater Atlantic region. With 405 nominations this year, the finalists faced stiff competition in the selection process. The business leaders in ELP11 will meet for two days each...

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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

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Posted: June 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Noah Hartery of Grand Bay-Westfield, Bailey McFadden of Perth-Andover, and Alex Tozer of Miramichi will all attend UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 and are renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “This scholarship...

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UNB filmmakers crowdfunding to support movie production

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Posted: May 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Three filmmakers from the University of New Brunswick are asking for public support to help bring their feature film to the big screen. Dr. Robert Gray (English), Dr. Matt Rogers (Education), and graduate and filmmaker Jon Dewar have launched a crowdfunding campaign as they move forward with production of their film, Entropic. Entropic, a psychological film based off an award-winning short story and book written by Dr. Gray, tells the story of M, who has become exhausted with his superficial...

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UNB nursing graduate credits Promise Partnership for getting her into and through university

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Posted: May 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The first university graduate from the Promise Partnership tutoring program will receive her degree at the UNB Saint John graduation ceremony today. Kendra Eatman, a UNB nursing graduate, joined the newly implemented Promise Partnership’s High School Tutoring Program in 2010 as a Grade 9 student. The intensive, twice-weekly sessions provided Kendra and other high school students from two of Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods - Crescent Valley and the Old North End –...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, the Currie Scholarships have recognized the significant and important contributions made by Atlantic Canadian students to their high schools and communities. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists. The goal is to salute Atlantic Canadian students for their community dedication, leadership skills and academic success. This...

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UNB signs MOU with Canada House Wellness Group

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Canada House Wellness Group (CHWG) are pleased to announce that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to provide researchers with opportunities to pursue the health benefits of cannabis. “We’re excited to be working with CHWG’s team of medical, technology, scientific and business professionals to further build on UNB’s status as the leading academic and research-based university,” says Dr. David MaGee, vice-president of research at UNB. “Our...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Graduation is a time when communities come together to celebrate the accomplishments of both students and faculty. At the University of New Brunswick’s graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John this week, five valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2018. The university will also honour two outstanding professors. UNB’s 189th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 16 and 17 with four ceremonies at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on the Fredericton campus. Valedictorian Kayla...

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Smart highway design advances to top 10 in national competition

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Posted: May 14, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A student proposal for a smart highway concept has advanced to the top 10 of the CanInfra Challenge, a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. Originally conceived by a team of business students from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, the proposal is for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to drivers, self-driving cars and road maintenance crews. Nakul Gupta, one of the team members continuing with the project, has tweaked...

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Girl Guides sparking interest in STEM at camp on UNB Fredericton campus

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Posted: May 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) and the University of New Brunswick will be hosting a Girl Guides weekend camp encouraging girls to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines. On May 12 and 13, more than 500 girls between the ages of nine and 18 who are members of the Girl Guides organization from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island will be taking part in All SySTEMs Go, hosted by AARMS on the UNB...

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UNB to grant five honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will award honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals at its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 16, 17 and 18. Ann Brennan will receive a doctor of letters degree in Fredericton on May 16 at 10 a.m. She is a historical novelist, environmentalist, government policy activist, community leader, author and businesswoman. In 1998, at the age of 56, she fulfilled a lifelong dream and earned her bachelor of arts with honours in...

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Three NB institutions selected to work on Canadian Space Agency's Canadian CubeSat Project

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Posted: May 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Three New Brunswick post-secondary education institutions are partnering to create and send the province’s first cube satellite to space, as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian CubeSat Project. The University of New Brunswick (UNB), Université de Moncton and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), in a collaborative project referred to as CubeSat NB, aim to launch the cube satellite or cubesat, from the International Space Station in 2021. As one of 15 teams...

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UNB business student to demonstrate pitching powers at national competition

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Posted: May 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A fourth-year University of New Brunswick business student is putting his powers of persuasion to the test for the chance to win $7,500 at a national sales pitch competition. Herbert Bempah is a top 25 finalist in the Great Canadian Sales Competition taking place at the Google headquarters in Toronto on May 3. "I participated in this competition last year, but I only made it to the semi-final round. This year, I was determined and figured I'd try again,” says Mr. Bempah, who is also outgoing...

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UNB graduate students to benefit from provincial research investment of 11 4 million

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Posted: May 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Graduate students at the University of New Brunswick are now eligible for a slice of an $11.4-million provincial research investment through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on UNB’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, May 1. The investment will support research and development at post-secondary institutions and research institutes and help retain and attract graduate students to the province. With 75 per cent of all provincial research being...

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UNB dean recognized for outstanding contributions to higher education

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Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. Joanna Everitt, dean of arts on the UNB Saint John campus, has been awarded the Angela Hildyard Recognition Award at the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference. Nominated by their colleagues, the award is given to an individual for continually demonstrating innovative leadership in advancing the mission of, and achieving outstanding contributions to, their institution and/or to higher education. SWAAC is an organization that provides a collective voice for...

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UNB s Saint John campus adopts HotSpot Parking

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Posted: May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Paying for parking at University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus can now be done with the tap of a button. HotSpot will bring their pay-by-smartphone parking service to the Saint John campus on May 1. The real-time parking solution, which was incubated by UNB’s J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, allows users to pay for metered or hourly parking with the ease of an app. “It gives everyone the option of topping up the meter remotely - if you’re away from...

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TD joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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Posted: April 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


University of New Brunswick-based institute collaborating with corporate and public sector on next-generation cybersecurity solutions TD Bank Group (TD) will become a founding corporate member - and the first Canadian bank - to join the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, a hub for cyber technology research and collaboration based at the University of New Brunswick. TD's involvement with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity supports the bank's focus on investing in technology talent and...

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UNB celebrates 125th anniversary of Faculty of Law with successful gala dinner

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Posted: April 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


This year, the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick celebrates its 125th year. In honour of the milestone, over 350 alumni, faculty, students and guests attended a gala dinner last Saturday, April 21, at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton. “Tonight we celebrate not only our long and distinguished history,” said Dean John Kleefeld in his opening remarks, “but also the many people who have made UNB Law the fine school it is today.” Early in the evening, UNB Law alumna Madam Justice...

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Social innovation lab at UNB seeks solutions to economic and immigration issues in New Brunswick

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Posted: April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


As New Brunswick continues to face the double threat of a population that is both shrinking and aging, NouLAB is launching the next round of its Economic Immigration Lab aimed at devising new strategies for the province to attract and retain immigrants to the province. “New Brunswick is facing a crisis. By 2032, there will be one retiree for every person earning income in New Brunswick,” says Karina LeBlanc, executive director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2018-2019 budget

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Posted: April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2018-2019 budget, which represents a continuation of the plan to balance the operating budget by the 2020-2021 fiscal year. “The overarching strategy of 2018-19 budget is focused on aligning available resources and priorities to invest in our academic mission and research,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. The 2018-19 budget is presented with an operating deficit of $5 million which...

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UNB scientist to launch first lab of its kind in Atlantic Canada examining microscopic fossils to uncover impacts of climate change

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Posted: April 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB scientist Audrey Limoges is digging up microscopic pieces of our distant past to help understand the future of Canada’s fishing, health and tourism industries in the face of ongoing climate change. She’s studying the ancient remains of algal organisms buried deep in the sediment of the ocean floor. These organisms, such as phytoplankton, live in the upper layers of the ocean and sink down to the seabed after they die. They are the base of the ocean’s food chain and play a crucial role in...

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Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: April 18, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Novelist Wayne Johnston will read from First Snow, Last Light on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. Mr. Johnston, born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland and Labrador, has had a number of nationally bestselling novels including The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is...

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Shannex donates $100,000 to establish nursing scholarships at UNB

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Posted: April 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Thanks to the support of Shannex, University of New Brunswick nursing students showing promise in the area of gerontological nursing will be eligible for three Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships beginning in September. The Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships were announced today at a news conference at Parkland Saint John hosted by Jason Shannon, president and chief operating officer of Shannex, Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick, and David Ganong, co-chair of...

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2018 Graduating Student Leaders honoured at UNB s Saint John campus

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Posted: April 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


SAINT JOHN – Twenty-eight students from the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus have earned Graduating Student Leadership Awards for the remarkable initiative they’ve taken during their time at UNB. The award recognizes students in their final year of studies who have made outstanding voluntary and extracurricular contributions to the campus, their academic program, and the university community. “I am proud to be part of this very important initiative at UNB Saint John,” says...

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UNB research fellow captures top innovation awards for prescription monitoring app

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Posted: April 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher examining ways to monitor prescription safety for the elderly is a top winner of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Research Innovation Awards.  Dr. Carole Goodine, a visiting research fellow at UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded $50,000 in NBIF research funding as one of three top winners of the competition.  At a gala ceremony, Thursday night at the Fredericton Convention Centre, she also received...

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University of New Brunswick honours pioneering Court of Appeal Justice Margaret Larlee

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Posted: April 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


FREDERICTON – Madam Justice Margaret Larlee of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick and a UNB Law graduate from the class of ‘74, is the first woman in 21 years to be awarded the prestigious Ilsa Greenblatt Shore Distinguished Graduate Award. Named in honour of the late Dr. Shore, a former UNB Board of Governors chair and graduate (BA, BED ‘71, LLD ‘79), the award is bestowed upon UNB Law alumni who have been involved in public service, including service to the law school, and who have...

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UNB honours Emera s Chris Huskilson names business leader to Engineering Wall of Fame

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Posted: April 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is saluting Chris Huskilson, the recently retired president and CEO of Emera, for being a visionary and a champion of innovation. At a special ceremony in Halifax on April 11, Dr. Huskilson was awarded the UNB Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the UNB Engineering Wall of Fame. “Chris has been a strong champion of building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Atlantic region, helping to foster the big thinkers of tomorrow,”...

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Three UNB researchers finalists in innovation competition

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Posted: April 11, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Three University of New Brunswick researchers are among five finalists in one of the province’s premier research competitions, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s R3 Research Innovation Awards. All three are being recognized for their research into how to aid the province’s greying population. Winners of the R3 Innovations in Aging gala will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, at the Fredericton Convention Centre. “We’re thrilled that our researchers are being recognized for...

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UNB law students and alumni reflect as school marks 125th anniversary

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Posted: April 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


This year, the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law celebrates its 125th anniversary. Since it opened its doors in 1892, UNB Law faculty and staff have encouraged students to think critically and pursue the areas of law in which they are most passionate. “This is an important milestone for UNB Law,” says John Kleefeld, dean of UNB Law. “I’m excited to be working with alumni, students, faculty and staff to make UNB Law not only a ‘great small law school’ but an innovative and...

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UNB to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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Posted: April 6, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


An environmental entrepreneur, computer scientist, physical education facilitator, bionic medicine specialist and two nurses are among the University of New Brunswick graduates who will be recognized at the Proudly UNB Awards Gala tonight. UNB will honour seven distinguished alumni and a dedicated supporter at the gala dinner in Fredericton at 6 p.m. Friday April 6, 2018. Heather Neilson (BPE’72) taught physical education for 30 years and dedicated a significant amount of volunteer time to...

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UNB forestry students help Town of St Andrews battle deer overpopulation crisis

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Posted: April 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A group of five fourth-year students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of forestry and environmental management is developing a nuisance deer management plan to help the Town of St. Andrews combat its deer overpopulation issue. “There are about 13 deer per square kilometre in the Town of St. Andrews,” says student and group member Angela Dick. “That’s really high. There’s a lack of natural predators and an abundance of food – the deer have an all-access buffet, are running...

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Fourth annual Powwow at UNB to promote unity

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Posted: April 4, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On Thursday April 5, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the UNB Powwow at on the university’s Fredericton campus. The annual UNB Powwow is a celebration of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy languages, teachings, traditions, ceremonies, worldviews, knowledge systems and philosophies. The public is invited to attend this free event – the fourth annual – at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The powwow is a gathering of people to...

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Emerging innovations on display at UNB Engineering Design Symposium

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Scores of innovations by University of New Brunswick engineering students will be unveiled to the public at the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium at the Fredericton Convention Centre this Thursday, April 5. All are invited to the one-day symposium (#UNBDesign) showcasing the work of about 300 final-year engineering students solving real-world problems through innovation and ingenuity. Among the projects on display will be a 3D-printed pediatric prosthetic hand, a specialized...

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NBCC and UNB s Saint John campus to host a workshop with world leader in Single-Session Therapy

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


With student mental health issues on the rise, there’s more pressure than ever before on educational counsellors to support the mental wellbeing of students. This week, counsellors from across Atlantic Canada will have the opportunity to learn about a therapeutic approach which can have a positive impact in just one session. New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus are hosting a two-day workshop with Dr. Moshe Talmon whose Single-Session...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

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Posted: April 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community plus excellent grades have earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. “Our students are the problem-solvers of today and tomorrow,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of what can...

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UNB students come to aid of Fredericton food bank with their ingenuity

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Three engineering students from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have applied their innovative know-how to aid a local food bank, devising new technology to help address a pressing need. The trio have dedicated countless hours to help the Fredericton Food Bank at Greener Village by advancing an inefficient manual compost grinder. “Our main goal is to create something that will last a long time, be easy to clean and maintain, easy to operate and easy to repair – if...

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UNB students advance to national competition with pitch for smart highway concept

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Posted: March 28, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


A team of students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus pitching a concept for an intelligent highway are in the running for the top prize in a nation-wide transformational infrastructure competition. The business students vaulted into the top 20 of the CanInfra Challenge with their proposal for a smart highway design that feeds vital road, traffic and weather data to drivers, self-driving cars and road maintenance crews. They now must catapult themselves through the next...

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Engaging youth to capture indigenous history focus of lecture at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: March 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON — For Maine ethnohistorian Micah Pawling, there is an urgency to record today's indigenous history. He's working with the Passamaquoddy in a project that will involve them in recording their own cultural history by capturing knowledge from their elders. "Our project is about empowering people to engage in, and to actually produce, their own history," says Dr. Pawling, an assistant professor of Native American studies and history at the University of Maine. Dr. Pawling will...

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University of New Brunswick students launch first Sports Business Conference in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: March 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


FREDERICTON – Students at the University of New Brunswick are getting the chance to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s best and brightest sporting professionals at the Sports Business Conference in Fredericton from March 23 to 25. The conference is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. It provides students and industry professionals the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and pitch their own meaningful sporting ideas. The weekend is meant to foster creativity and...

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UNB s writer-in-residence to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 21, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Colleen Murphy will read from her body of work including Pig Girl, I Hope My Heart Burns First, The Breathing Hole, Beating Heart Cadaver, and The December Man on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Ms. Murphy is a playwright, filmmaker and librettist. She won the 2014 Carol Bolt Award and the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Drama for her play Pig Girl. Her play, The...

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UNB forestry students help City of Fredericton prepare for possible arrival of destructive green beetle

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Posted: March 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A group of 12 fourth-year students from the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of forestry and environmental management has created a contingency plan for nine parks and trails in the City of Fredericton should damaging emerald ash borer beetles find their way to the province. The little green bugs have decimated the ash tree population throughout southern Ontario. Though they have not yet been detected in New Brunswick, the bugs have quickly travelled from Ontario to Winnipeg and Quebec...

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New tech to quickly convert vehicles to electric to be showcased by UNB engineering students

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Posted: March 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Four students at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus have developed a way to quickly and cheaply convert gasoline-guzzling vehicles into electric-powered ones. They will soon be showcasing their innovation to the public, planning to park a demo car at the front entrance of the Fredericton Convention Centre on April 5, when the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium kicks off. Final-year UNB engineering students showcase their designs and prototypes to the community...

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UNB researcher to help coordinate global response to threat posed by antimicrobial resistance

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Posted: March 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


With funding from the federal government, a University of New Brunswick global health expert is helping to lay the foundation of a Canadian research hub to help co-ordinate a global response to antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, a UNB political scientist studying international relations and global health, and Dr. Malcolm King, scientific director of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research at the University of Saskatchewan, form one of three teams sharing $300,000...

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New Wolastoqey language app to be launched at UNB

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Posted: March 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is launching a new smartphone app designed to help people learn the Wolastoqey language. The app, which will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday March 16, is designed to teach users words and phrases that surround the culture and identity of the Walostoquay people. There are sections on seasons, holidays, geographical regions, plants, animals, family, ceremonies and medicine, among others. “We’re building these...

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Researchers uncover breakthrough in connecting mind to machine restoring sense for people with prosthetic arms

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Posted: March 14, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A bionics researcher with the University of New Brunswick is part of a team that has discovered a pioneering technique to restore natural movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms. Jon Sensinger, associate director of UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, along with fellow researchers in Canada and the U.S., have today published their first-of-a-kind findings in Science Translational Medicine. The team, led by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, used small but powerful robots to...

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Memorandum of understanding signed between UNB and the Government of New Brunswick

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Posted: March 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university. The agreement represents an investment of almost $28 million over four years, and is in addition to the university’s existing operational funding. “I am proud to sign this agreement with the University of New Brunswick, which is recognized and celebrated for being ahead of the...

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Rina Arseneault selected to attend United Nations Commission on Status of Women

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


UNB’s Rina Arseneault is headed to the United Nations to share her expertise on family violence with representatives from across the globe. Ms. Arseneault, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), has been invited to join the Canadian delegation at the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The session will take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York from March 12–23. She will be one of 12 leaving from Canada...

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UNB PhD student developing digital literacy standards

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick is partnering with the province to develop digital literacy standards for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in an effort to increase effective interaction with technology. Digital literacy is the set of skills needed for safe, healthy, and successful participation in today’s connected world. The creation of standards for digital literacy in New Brunswick schools will educate students about the importance of safely and responsibly...

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UNB s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan

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Posted: March 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


At UNB, the work we do transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. The unresolved relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people limits us from reaching our full potential as a society. The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has called for a bridging of the educational attainment gap within one generation, and such a call resonates with us as leaders in education. As leaders, UNB is in a privileged position to promote Indigenous culture – not only on...

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Author Sarah Faber will read from All is Beauty Now on Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mrs. Faber received a master of arts in creative writing and English literature from Concordia University. Her writing has appeared in Matrix and Brick. Originally from Toronto, Mrs. Faber now lives in Cape Breton with her husband and their children. All Is Beauty Now is her first novel. Set against the seductive world...

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Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre marks 25 years of seeking solution to family violence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research has spent the past 25 years leading the way towards a solution to violence against women and children, a milestone it marks on March 8, International Women’s Day. Through collaborative and action-oriented research, has shaped policy and service delivery, as well as provided the basis for education and training materials. The centre translates research into information that’s easily accessible to the public. MMFC and its...

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UNB students head to national competition with innovative projects

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 7, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Engineering students from the University of New Brunswick will show off their innovative creations and technical prowess on a national stage as they head to the Canadian Engineering Competition in Toronto this week, including one group that designed a prosthetic hand for children. Four teams of engineering students from the university’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses took home first place in the innovative design, programming, communications, and junior design track categories at the...

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Joint statement regarding the Sir Max Aitken Pool

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Further to the most recent discussions about keeping the Sir Max Aitken Pool open past its announced closing date, the University of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton wish to advise they have not been able to reach agreement and as a result, discussions have ended and the facility will close in September 2018. The age of the building, and the fact that the building systems are past their life expectancy, means the possibility of future capital investments combined with the ongoing...

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UNB researchers test virtual reality to treat phantom pain

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 1, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Imagine losing a limb. Now imagine that on top of that loss, you feel pain, not just at the site of amputation, but in the missing limb itself as your brain tries to make sense of scattered signals. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering are studying whether virtual reality helps patients quiet the signals that cause phantom pain. “This is a new technique that in a limited field trial showed great promise – where almost everyone had reduced...

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An architect of poverty reduction strategy to speak at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


One of the architects of the province’s poverty reduction strategy will be taking centre stage at two upcoming events hosted by the Urban and Community Studies Institute at UNB’s Saint John campus that are examining the role of government intervention in reducing social ills. James Hughes, a Crabtree Visiting Scholar in New Brunswick Public Policy at the University of New Brunswick and a former deputy minister of social development, will first deliver a reading from his book Early...

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Three acclaimed playwrights to read at UNB

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Posted: February 26, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Award-winning playwrights Anna Chatterton, Len Falkenstein and Colleen Murphy will read from their works on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The readings introduce Ms. Murphy as UNB’s writer-in-residence and launch the book publication of two plays – Lac/Athabasca by Dr. Falkenstein as well as Gertrude and Alice by Ms. Chatterton and Evalyn Parry. Ms. Murphy is a two-time Governor...

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Top students from across Canada descend on Fredericton for grueling law competition

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Posted: February 22, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Law students from across the country will be descending on Fredericton today for the national round of a highly competitive international law competition. Up to 200 students, judges and volunteers will be convening for the Canadian finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition today through Saturday, hosted by the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. Competing in the most demanding moot court in the world is an experience that can change lives or careers,...

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UNB taking strides in green initiatives

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick showcases its efforts to make its campuses even more environmentally friendly with the third annual The Green Review by UNB Sustainability. The publication highlights initiatives, projects, practices and research that departments and faculties are implementing across UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses as well as surrounding communities to reduce their ecological footprints. “The Green Review is a wonderful way for UNB to showcase the diversity of the...

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UNB to host international student talent showcase

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The International Student Advisor’s Office at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its first World of Talent showcase, tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 21. World of Talent will include performances from singers, dancers, musicians and more – all students who have come from around the world to study at UNB’s Fredericton campus. “We decided to host the event to showcase the many talents that our international students bring to our community. We hope to make this an annual event that gets bigger...

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UNB professor helps Canada earn gold at World Juniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 15, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick professor and alumnus helped Team Canada achieve a gold-medal victory at the IIHF World Juniors Ice Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. by keeping their minds focused and confidence high. Dr. Ryan Hamilton, an associate professor of psychology at UNB’s Fredericton campus since 2013, served as mental performance coach for Canada’s world juniors from Dec. 10 to Jan. 5. “My job was to keep the players and staff focused on the game and not on outside factors,” says...

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Authors Steven Heighton and Nancy Bauer to read at UNB

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Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Writers Steven Heighton and Nancy Bauer will read from their works on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Steven Heighton is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. His most recent work, the 2017 novel entitled The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep, tells the story of a veteran recovering in Cyprus after his time in Afghanistan, his...

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Innovative UNB story mapping unearths new insights into Loyalists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


In an innovative digital story-mapping project, librarians and students at the University of New Brunswick are plotting the lives and far-flung travels of Loyalists who settled in New Brunswick in the 18th century. Staff and students at the Harriet Irving Library on UNB’s Fredericton campus are building a new dimension to the library’s renowned collection of historical documents on Loyalists by profiling the journeys of individuals who fled the United States and settled in what is now New...

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Two new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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Posted: February 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Larry Hachey, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Board. Catherine Prosser and Deanna Graves-Brown have begun three-year terms as members of the Board of Governors. Together, they have more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including government as well as not-for-profit and private organizations. “I’m thrilled to have two more talented individuals join us on the Board of...

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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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Update on water main break and boil water order - March 29

Communications

Posted: March 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


We would like to thank the UNB community for their patience and cooperation during the past few days with respect to the water main break on the UNB Fredericton campus. Our crews worked diligently to address the issue and the broken water main has been repaired, however as a precautionary measure, we are planning to repair another section of pipe this evening. Effective at 9 p.m., Marshall d'Avray Hall, the Aitken University Centre and the BMO building will be closed and are expected to...

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Update on UNB water main break and boil water order

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


** Updated March 28 at 7:10 a.m. ** A water main break occurred at UNB on March 27, impacting several buildings on campus. The Print Shop at Marshall d’Avray Hall will be closed until further notice, however all other offices and buildings have reopened with a Boil Water Order in effect until further notice. Boil Water Order A boil water order has been issued by the Department of Health and is in effect for the following buildings. This is standard procedure and a regulatory...

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Inaugural Health Research Chair in Diabetes at the University of New Brunswick named

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB


An expert in population health and former analyst at the World Health Organization has been named to a $1 million health research chair in diabetes at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Neeru Gupta becomes the first person to hold the Canadian Diabetes Association-New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair in Diabetes Research. She previously worked to improve public health systems, researching the effects of chronic illness such as diabetes on society, and helping to inform...

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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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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

Communications

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

Category: Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from her work, His Whole Life, at the University of New Brunswick in events on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Her reading at UNB’s Fredericton campus will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Building. She will be at the Saint John campus on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the...

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Top experts speak on cyberthreats in the 21st century

Communications

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton


Warren McKenzie and Dermot Williams A top expert on cybersecurity from the United Kingdom took part in a session on UNB's Fredericton campus this weekend examining cyberthreats in the 21st century. Dermot Williams, CEO of the IT security firm Threatscape and a frequent commentator on the field in the media, participated in the Cybersecurity in a Dangerous Time panel. WATCH: UNB event stresses urgency on cyber security (Global News)  “At the speed that cyber moves, taking hours or days to...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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


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

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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

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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

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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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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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UNB Student Union to hold mitten drive in support of Syrian refugees

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

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The Multicultural Association of Fredericton has identified a need for waterproof gloves and mittens for newcomers in the region, especially for children. The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is running a mitten drive from Feb. 15-26 in support of UNB’s efforts in helping Syrian refugees settle in our community. The UNBSU will have donation boxes in the Harriet Irving Library, Student Union Welcome Center, Richard J. CURRIE CENTER and the Science Library. “When the need was brought to our attention...

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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

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


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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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

Communications

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

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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

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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

Communications

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

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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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Free workshop how to disseminate knowledge and secure research funding using film

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Posted: January 20, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events


As part of the faculty of education’s Year of Creativity a DOCTalk workshop titled “how to disseminate knowledge & secure research funding using film” is being held in Fredericton. This will be the second workshop in a three part series about using film for knowledge mobilization. The workshop will be held on Jan. 28, 2016 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Millham room of the Harriet Irving Library on UNBs Fredericton campus; registration for this free event can be done online. Dr. Mary...

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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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

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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

Communications

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

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


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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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , In the Media , myUNB


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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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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

Communications

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

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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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Seven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

Communications

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

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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

Communications

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

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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

Communications

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

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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

Communications

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

Communications

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

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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...

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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

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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

Communications

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

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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

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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

Communications

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Category: myUNB , In the Media , UNB Fredericton


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

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


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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Three faculty members receive teaching excellence awards

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

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Three of our Saint John faculty have received awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, has received the 2015 AAU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching over a number of years. Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. Dr. Dale Roach, Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering’s Department of Engineering, has...

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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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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 celebrates 20th anniversary of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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

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UNB is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) on September 17, 2015. The research centre, launched in 1995 under the leadership of UNB Saint John faculty Drs. Paul Gendreau and Chris Doran, was created to engage in the theoretical, critical, and empirical analysis of criminal justice-related issues. “It is our goal to pursue and facilitate the development of knowledge to inform the practice, the policies and the evaluation of the criminal...

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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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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

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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

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


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

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


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

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


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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UNB Saint John community garden opens

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

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The community garden at UNB Saint John, located beside the Canada Games Stadium, will open tomorrow.  The garden, which sprang to life in the spring of 2014, has grown to 31 full-sized plots - including three raised beds for persons with reduced mobility - and eight half-plots.   “Annual plants of any sort are welcome,” said Sean Haughian, UNB Saint John community garden chair.  “In addition to the garden plots for growing our own vegetables, the garden has fruit trees (apple) and shrubs...

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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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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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Annual NB high school programming competition to be held at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John


Twenty-seven high school teams from across New Brunswick will arrive on UNB's Saint John campus this Friday for the annual UNB Saint John’s High School Programming Competition.This competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win a prize.Prizes include: •   Lenovo Laptops sponsored by J.D. Irving Ltd •   iPad Minis sponsored by...

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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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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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UNB engineering students partner with government industry

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

Category: UNB Homepage , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , Events


UNB’s faculty of engineering hosted its first faculty-wide Engineering Design Symposium on April 8 in Fredericton. Over 540 people -- engineering students, faculty, staff and industry partners -- packed the Fredericton Convention Centre to view the design work of final-year engineering students. Sporting their new iron rings, 200 students from chemical, civil, electrical & computer, geological, geomatics, mechanical, software engineering and UNB’s Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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Kelp on the Way

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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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Joyce Foundation gives 5 million for student support

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

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Donation will fund student bursaries and support UNB’s Work-Study program Students at the University of New Brunswick who are in financial need will receive new opportunities to fund their university education, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Ronald V. Joyce, settlor and advisor of The Joyce Foundation. The University announced that it has received $5 million from The Joyce Foundation, $4.5 million of which will create the largest bursary endowment at the University while the remaining...

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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

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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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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

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


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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Commitment to UNB Law

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

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


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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Impact of Giving

Communications

Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


From the classroom, to the football field, to the student centre, UNB Saint John student Jordan Tracey excels across campus and is thankful for the undergraduate scholarships that helped make his university career possible. A fifth-year student and soon-to-be graduate from the bachelor of science program, Tracey balances his studies with various extracurricular and volunteer activities on campus. “UNB Saint John is such a tight knit community,” he says. “I can’t imagine attending any other...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

Communications

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

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


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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UNB hosts annual First Nations research workshop

Communications

Posted: March 10, 2015 5:00