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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »