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UNB Announces Currie Scholars for 2024-25

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

Category: Press Releases


For immediate release. Five outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie, who was a Beaverbrook scholar as a young man. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize Atlantic Canadian high school students for their...

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Mastercard cybersecurity scholarship winners announced

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

Category: Press Releases


For immediate release. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year's prestigious Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship: Vaishnavi Shanmugam and Erika Thea Ajes. The Mastercard Cybersecurity Scholarship, generously funded by Mastercard, provides each recipient $25,000 to support their academic journey in the Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec) program and Research-Intensive Cyber Knowledge Studies (RICKS) program. This funding will help offset...

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

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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Students to present capstone projects at Engineering Design Symposium

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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UNB gets ready for the 2024 total solar eclipse

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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Fifteen students join list of UNB Sir Howard Douglas Scholars

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

Category: Press Releases


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) inducted fifteen students as 2024 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars yesterday evening at an event on the Fredericton campus. This induction recognizes students’ outstanding involvement at UNB and in their local and international communities. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars go on to achieve continued success both in academic endeavours and in contributing to the success of others,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at...

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

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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University of New Brunswick Announces 2023-2024 Primrose Scholars Recipients

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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UNB kicks off Black history month with bi-campus events

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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UNB joins forces with global nuclear energy provider

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

Category: Press Releases


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

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