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UNBers announced as FutureReadyNB gala 2019 finalists

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick would like to congratulate students, educators and partners who have been nominated as FutureReadyNB (FRNB) gala 2019 finalists. Winners will be announced during the gala on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Delta Beauséjour Moncton. The gala will be hosted in concert with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton’s Workforce Summit 2020 event. The summit, which will host presentations and facilitate discussions related to finding talent, retaining our...

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UNB to install new president and honour three outstanding professors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will install its 19th president, recognize three outstanding faculty members and graduate more than 500 students at its fall convocation ceremonies. The 65th Convocation in Fredericton will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The 37th Fall Convocation Ceremony in Saint John will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre. Installation of the president Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle will officially be...

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Bruce Ziff talks environmental protection and the law at the 2019 Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The UNB faculty of law will host Prof. Bruce Ziff, law professor at the University of Alberta, for the 25th installment of the Ivan C. Rand Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Prof. Ziff will present his lecture, “Environmental Protection and the Abject Failures of the Common Law.” The protection of the natural environment is a principal concern of contemporary Canadian law, with myriad statutes and regulations directed at that goal. Prof. Ziff will discuss how this was not...

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UNB to host Creative Connections conference

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2019 2:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Atlantic Centre for Creativity is holding its second biennial Creative Connections Conference, in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick and the Pond-Deshpande Centre for Social Innovation. The conference, which will run from Thursday, Oct. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus, will feature approximately 45 presentations and workshops, three keynote speakers and a creative showcase. Students, staff, faculty, administrators,...

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MAMCE unveils revolutionary 3D technology

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2019 12:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has unveiled new 3D technology that revolutionize manufacturing in Canada. MAMCE, located at Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM) in Saint John, is the first centre of its kind to combine research and commercialization, as well as workforce development and training in innovative 3D metal manufacturing. CFM is the site of the new GE Additive Concept Laser M2 laser metal 3D printer - the first of its kind to be used in...

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Experts gather at UNB to discuss strategies to end gender-based violence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 9, 2019 9:40:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


More than 100 experts and researchers are gathering at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton to discuss the ways they can end gender-based violence. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 10, approximately 115 researchers, students, service providers and activists will participate in the conference, “Ending Gender Based Violence: Harnessing Research and Action for Social Change.” This conference, which is organized by the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family...

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UNB’s Sustainability Week focuses on single-use plastic as it returns for a second year

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 8, 2019 11:20:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The second annual Sustainability Week is underway at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus with a program of events encouraging sustainable choices in everyday life. Sustainability Week, which runs from Oct. 7-11, aims to build on the success of its inaugural year by offering an updated series of events and new partnerships. This year focuses on single-use plastics and is a milestone in the Plastic Free UNB campaign. As part of the campaign, students, staff and faculty...

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UNB hosts inaugural Sisters Standing Together Campaign

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 7, 2019 10:25:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Sisters Standing Together Campaign brings two powerful movements together to unify and strengthen our community efforts in acknowledging and honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick. The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaboration between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Campaign and UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s Red Shawl Campaign, which are both devoted to bringing awareness to the missing and murdered Indigenous...

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features historian for the US Cyber Command

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 3, 2019 10:47:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


On Monday, Oct. 7, the University of New Brunswick will host Dr. Michael Warner, the historian for the US Cyber Command and an adjunct faculty member at John Hopkins University, for the second instalment of its cyber lecture series. This free public lecture series is organized by the North American Society for Intelligence History, UNB’s faculty of law, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and the UNB Saint John faculty of arts. The event was...

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Nobel laureate to deliver Priestman Lecture at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 2, 2019 3:45:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will host Canadian Nobel laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald on Friday, Oct. 4, for the annual Priestman Lecture Series. In a lecture is entitled “From the Tiniest Particles to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe,” Dr. McDonald will discuss how the study of particle physics has enabled scientists to further understanding of the universe from the smallest to the largest scales. “Dr. McDonald is one of Canada’s few Nobel...

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Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients chosen for 2019-20

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 30, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


For almost two decades, the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships have saluted important accomplishments and outstanding leadership by top high school students who intend to pursue post-secondary studies at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Sandra Irving, a proud alumna of the university’s Saint John campus (BA’95, DLitt ‘09), established the scholarship and played an instrumental role in directing the fundraising activities that led to the...

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100 Debates on the Environment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On Thursday, Oct. 3, a national initiative to hold non-partisan, all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada will take place at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Donald Wright, professor and acting chair of UNB Fredericton’s department of political science. Invited candidates for the Fredericton riding include: Matt DeCourcey, MP and Liberal Party candidate; Jenica Atwin, Green Party of Canada candidate; Jason...

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UNB professor receives AAU Distinguished Teaching Award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 26, 2019 2:15:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Martin Wielemaker, an associate professor in the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, has received the 2019 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award, an accolade which recognizes outstanding teaching over a number of years. Since joining UNB in 2002, Dr. Wielemaker has used alternative delivery modes and innovative technology in addition to developing new teaching materials. He has developed tool kits for course offerings...

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UNB researcher launches study on Canadian survivors of domestic homicide with focus on vulnerable populations

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 25, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


New Brunswick has some of the highest rates of murder-suicide in the country and a researcher at the University of New Brunswick is seeking to reduce these deaths through research, broader public awareness and professional training focusing on members of four vulnerable populations. Dr. Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, is co-investigator of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP)....

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UNB prof working to improve the health of New Brunswickers

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 24, 2019 2:20:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


A University of New Brunswick researcher is working on a clinical trial that uses exercise as a healthcare intervention. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology in Fredericton, wants to provide physicians with resources to help their patients struggling with obesity and diabetes. “It doesn’t make sense to say that you’ll lose weight with exercise because not everyone has the same response to exercise,” says Dr....

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UNB’s cyber lecture series features NYU professor

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Organizers from the University of New Brunswick are holding a series of lectures to initiate a dialogue in the area of cyber operations that includes government agencies, the private sector and educational institutions within the province. UNB Fredericton’s faculty of law, the North American Society for Intelligence History, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and the UNB Saint John faculty of arts have partnered to present four free public...

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UNB English PhD students release new books

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Three members of the University of New Brunswick’s PhD in English (Creative Writing) program are celebrating newly published books. Dominique Béchard, Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and Shannon Webb-Campbell have each written and released poem collections that explore topics including self and community. One Dog Town (Gaspereau) is Ms. Béchard’s first book of poems, situated in the anti-pastoral landscape and hard-living youth culture of northern Ontario. Mr....

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UNB and Siemens sign unique MOU to help students get workplace ready

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 23, 2019 10:29:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Siemens Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enrich student experiences and ensure they’re job-ready when they graduate. Through the MOU, UNB becomes an official partner in Siemens Canada’s Dual Educational Program under the Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy (SCETA). The program recruits students, starting one year before they graduate, who then complement their engineering and technology studies with...

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UNB research published in top marine ecology journal

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 20, 2019 2:48:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Researchers from University of New Brunswick’s Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research (ALAR) find that seabirds have a lot to say about the state of oceans. Their research was recently published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, one of the world’s most important marine journals. The article, which was written in collaboration with researchers from the Seabird Restoration Program at the National Audubon Society, examines long-term changes in the diet of seabirds nesting in...

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Triplets receive UNB entrance scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 17, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


As the dust settles after a busy and exciting University of New Brunswick orientation week, the Wiley triplets are adapting to their new lives on the Fredericton campus. While Isabel, Justin and Elizabeth Wiley are triplets, they each have very separate interests. Isabel is entering the bachelor of science program, with an interest in biology; Justin is a bachelor of business administration student interested in marketing and finance; and Elizabeth is beginning her bachelor of arts, hoping...

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UNB hosts debut of Willie O’Ree documentary, Willie

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 16, 2019 11:22:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting the sold-out debut screening of Willie, the 89-minute documentary chronicling the life of Willie O’Ree, as part of the Halifax-based FIN Atlantic Film Festival. Willie is being premiered at UNB on Monday, Sept. 16, in partnership with the National Hockey League, Burst productions and the FIN International Film Festival. The film tells the story of the 83-year-old icon from Fredericton, tracing his heritage and his...

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UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Four researchers from the University of New Brunswick are participating in Canada’s largest dementia research network. Drs. Chris McGibbon, Shelley Doucet, Alison Luke and Sandra Magalhaes will explore a wide range of topics related to dementia falling under three main themes: prevention, treatment and quality of life. Last June, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced the second phase of funding for the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). The...

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UNB alumnus launches student venture fund

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Thanks to UNB alumnus Charles Fraser (BBA ’68), University of New Brunswick students enrolled in the faculty of management’s enhanced venture assessment course will award funding to up to two deserving local start-ups. The Fraser Student Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to research and analyze businesses that are in the start-up stage of development. Selected start-ups will receive generous investments from the fund, positioning them for further development. “The...

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Shifting manufacturing into higher gear can alleviate the impact of demographic challenges

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


University of New Brunswick researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector in early 2019 and will present the team’s findings in a public forum on September 25-26 at the...

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Making more affordable and accessible electronic devices

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 11, 2019 8:38:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Barry A. Blight, an associate professor from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, is interested in taking advantage of the fundamental assembly of molecules in nature to develop more efficient, affordable and accessible electronic devices. The interactions and assemblies that he’s focusing on are similar to those found in protein folding and DNA assembly. His main goal is to make smart-materials and similar electronics, such as solar materials and...

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Scale Up Atlantic Canada graduates first official cohort

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 6, 2019 1:40:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


On September 5, 2019, 13 companies from across the Atlantic region celebrated their graduation from the University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program. These companies were the first cohort to participate in the new program. The program is designed to help local firms scale up, with a focus on the three Cs of growth—customers, capacity and cash. The program is globally renowned for...

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Harriet Irving Library Research Commons at UNB to open Fall 2020

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 5, 2019 3:25:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Construction of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons has begun on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. The development of the Research Commons, supported by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, will transform the entire third floor of the Harriet Irving Library into a modern, interdisciplinary, research-driven learning environment to further innovation, scholarship and research at UNB. The Harriet Irving...

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UNBers’ first feature length film to premiere at international film festival

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Two faculty members and a graduate from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton will premiere their first feature length film at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. Dr. Rob Gray, a professor in the English department and Dr. Matt Rogers, an associate professor in the faculty of education, will screen their film, Entropic, on Friday, Sept. 13. The film, which was completed in collaboration with UNB graduate and filmmaker John Dewar, will take place at 9:40 p.m. at...

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We all have a stake in the strength of higher education in New Brunswick

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

Posted: September 4, 2019 11:05:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The following commentary appeared in the Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the Telegraph-Journal under the headline “We all have stake in higher education in N.B.” Recent commentary on the role, value and accountability of universities in New Brunswick have painted a picture that universities are over-funded, unaccountable, and not preparing students for the future. Having worked at universities in America, Australia and Canada over the past 25 years, I can say unequivocally that such...

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University of New Brunswick welcomes new students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 30, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses are once again flooded with both new and returning students as another school year is set to begin. Here are some Fall 2019 Orientation highlights: UNB Fredericton Commencement: Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. The UNB Fredericton campus gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia. Hosted by UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Mazerolle, this...

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UNB celebrates Orientation Week with sustainability

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 30, 2019 9:46:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Several groups at the University of New Brunswick have taken steps to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into Orientation Week. “It is great to see so many groups on campus taking a leadership role in helping to make our campus community greener,” says Danielle Smith, UNB’s Sustainability Coordinator. Ms. Smith and her colleagues in UNB Sustainability have supported and consulted on a number of the initiatives, but she says many of the ideas came from the staff...

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UNB receives $7 million from ACOA for smart grid research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 28, 2019 11:25:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is giving the University of New Brunswick more than $7 million in funding to expand its smart grid research initiatives. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, made the announcement at UNB Fredericton on Aug. 27. Of the funding provided, more than $6.6 million will be used for UNB’s Atlantic Digital Grid project, which will result in a number of new tools...

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UNB selected to participate in national pilot program in support of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 22, 2019 11:40:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has been selected as one of 17 universities across the country to participate in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's Dimensions: equity, diversity and inclusion Canada pilot program. The Dimensions: EDI pilot program aims to foster transformational change within the research community and the entire research landscape at Canadian post-secondary institutions through eliminating obstacles and inequities, including access, admissions, career development and...

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Researching natural disaster management at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 21, 2019 11:15:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Shabnam Jabari, an assistant professor in the department of geodesy and geomatics engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is focusing her research on natural disaster management, integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with satellite and airborne images. According to Dr. Jabari, the extent of a natural disaster is visible from satellite images. Her research involves combining satellite and airborne images with existing maps to perform an analysis through...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Ashton Grigg and Vardaan Malhotra have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Malhotra, 18, is a recipient of the $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Fredericton High School, Mr. Malhotra will be entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program this...

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UNB unveils newly renovated Tibbits Hall

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 16, 2019 10:38:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has unveiled the newly renovated Tibbits Hall residence. The renovation is part of the university’s Residence Renewal Plan: by 2021, a number of residences on campus – including Tibbits Hall, Lady Dunn and Joy Kidd – will offer students more accessibility, modern infrastructure and improved privacy. “Such signs of progress routinely warm the hearts of university leaders because these achievements demonstrate real progress toward...

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UNB announces Canada Research Chairs

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 14, 2019 11:38:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Two new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed and one Canada Research Chair has been renewed at the University of New Brunswick, awards valued at $2.4 million. Dr. Elizabeth Mancke, Dr. Stijn De Baerdemacker, and Dr. Veronica Whitford will continue their research excellence through the Canada Research Chairs Program, which highlights research in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The Canada Research Chairs Program helps universities...

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UNB receives federal funding for innovative research in cannabis, obesity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Two researchers at the University of New Brunswick are receiving funding totaling $200,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for their cutting-edge studies. Dr. Martin Sénéchal, an associate professor in kinesiology, and Dr. Yang Qu, an assistant professor in chemistry and chemical engineering and UNB’s Cannabis Health Research Chair, were announced as two of the 261 recipients at 40 universities across Canada. The Honourable...

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UNBers named to the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 7, 2019 9:15:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Two UNBers have been named to the Order of New Brunswick for their outstanding work in our province. Ms. Robyn Tingley and Chief Patricia Bernard were among 10 New Brunswickers who were named Order of New Brunswick recipients on Aug. 5 as part of New Brunswick Day celebrations. Ms. Tingley, of Rothesay, is in her second term as vice-chair of UNB’s Board of Governors. She received the honour “for her extraordinary achievements in leadership and her commitment to women’s...

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UNB welcomes off-site construction research chair

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) has announced Dr. Zhen Lei as the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction with funding support from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). By leveraging technology and optimizing alternate solutions to conventional “stick-built” on-site construction, funding support from OSCO Construction Group and ACOA will help lay the foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship in off-site...

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UNB brings research to the marketplace with I-STEM program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 2, 2019 1:50:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick will launch its first I-STEM cohort in October 2019 to maximize the University of New Brunswick’s potential to commercialize new technologies. Innovation is critical for economic growth and getting new ideas and technologies to market can have significant impacts on a regional, national, and global scale. On Aug. 1, the Government of Canada announced the contribution...

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Participatory visual research at UNB to address social change

UNB Newsroom

Posted: August 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Casey Burkholder, an assistant professor in the faculty of education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is currently working on two unique research projects that seek to address the inclusion and exclusion of queer, trans and non-binary people within schools, social studies classrooms and curricula, in particular. Working with both youth and pre-service teachers, Dr. Burkholder’s research aims to impact the practice of teaching LGBTQ+ inclusive histories in social...

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Climate change the focus of many environmental projects

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


June 2019 set a global record as being the hottest in 140 years. Increasingly frequent and intense heat waves are linked to manmade climate change with temperature records not just being broken, they are being smashed. The University of New Brunswick hosted the Environmental Trust Fund as they announced an investment of $2.5 million into more than 60 projects focusing on climate change. The funding is part of an overall investment of $8.4 million for more than 230 environmental projects in...

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UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre receives federal funding for Indigenous language work

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick received more than $74,000 from the federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative for its Wolastoqey Latuwewaken Revival program. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced the funding at the UNB Fredericton campus on Wednesday. The funding is part of $4.1 million the Government of Canada plans to invest over two years in 36 projects relating to Indigenous language preservation and...

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UNB granted $1.6 million in support of social sciences and humanities research

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 17, 2019 2:30:00 PM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton


A group of 33 researchers and graduate students at the University of New Brunswick have been granted funding in support of social sciences and humanities investigations. On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million in funding for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will fund research in areas like education,...

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Faculty of nursing virtual gaming simulation workshop being held at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2019 4:30:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Approximately 20 nursing faculty members from all three sites of the University of New Brunswick (Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton), the Université de Moncton and staff from the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) will participate in a two-day interactive workshop, facilitated by the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Led by CAN-Sim co-presidents, Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude, assistant professor at Queen's University school of nursing and Dr....

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UNB Law professor honoured with distinguished teaching award

UNB Newsroom

Posted: July 16, 2019 10:40:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB


UNB Law professor Dr. Vokhid Urinov has been presented with a 2018 Teaching Innovation Award for his commitment to fostering a collaborative and innovative teaching environment. In his four years of teaching at UNB, Dr. Urinov has driven classroom engagement through a problem-based approach to learning. His innovative “context first, concept after” method promotes student-centred teaching and learning, challenging students to connect real-life issues with legal theory. “Our...

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Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 publishes article by UNB graduate

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


National Geographic has published an article on North American right whale deaths, written by University of New Brunswick, Fredericton alumnus, Tom Cheney. 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...

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

UNB Newsroom

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

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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

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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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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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Siemens Canada joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

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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

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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

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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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UNB launches FutureReadyNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

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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

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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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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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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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UNB offering improv classes to help students to combat social anxiety

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 to host Scale Up Atlantic Canada Program to accelerate business growth

UNB Newsroom

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, Dr Oetker and SHAD promoting leadership in Victoria County

UNB Newsroom

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 ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 psychology chair inducted to Royal Society of Canada

UNB Newsroom

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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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

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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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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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Paddle Your Own Canoe Project visits UNB Board of Governors

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Orange Shirt Day at UNB

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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UNB researcher recognized with Rising Star Research Award

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

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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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Industry trailblazer named to UNB's Engineering Wall of Fame

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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 launches niche master's program in quantitative investment

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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

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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

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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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Steven Galloway to read at UNB Fredericton

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

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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

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

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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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Students at UNB receive Canada's largest STEM scholarship

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 opens new home for kinesiology

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 s Wallace McCain Institute selects new cohort for Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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 announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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TD joins Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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UNB research fellow captures top innovation awards for prescription monitoring app

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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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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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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 opens safe space for LGBTQIA2S students faculty and staff

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity opens today at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Run by an advisory board comprised of UNB students, faculty and staff, it provides LGBTQIA2S+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirit) students, faculty and staff with a welcoming, safe, and comfortable place to gather and socialize. “The 203” is designed so that Student Services professionals, faculty advisers and others can meet...

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UNB offers to extend life of Sir Max Aitken Pool

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The City of Fredericton announced yesterday that it is forming a partnership with the YMCA to explore development of an indoor pool and field house. We congratulate them on this development and wish them well. UNB has a long history of providing a pool to the greater Fredericton community – for nearly 100 years, citizens have been able to enjoy the Lady Beaverbrook Residence Pool and then the Sir Max Aitken Pool. Last spring, we announced the closure of the Sir Max Aitken Pool and the Lady...

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Businesses students and alumni invited to UNB career fair

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Posted: January 31, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is hosting its annual Summer Job and Graduating Student Career Fair this Friday, Feb. 2 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students and alumni from UNB, St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College are invited to meet with more than 40 companies in the province and beyond. Students attending the career fair will have a chance to see what employment opportunities are currently open to them and gain insight...

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Message to the community

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Posted: January 30, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


In recent weeks, UNB has seen the appearance of several posters representing views that are, in my view, contemptible. They do not reflect UNB’s values or our commitment to diversity. The messages conveyed in the posters that appeared on the UNB Fredericton campus are the opinions of a small group that has no official affiliation with our university. Indeed, we hold very different views. As a university, we value rigorous and thoughtful debate of a variety of ideas, in a context where we are...

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Students descend on UNB to vie for $19 000 in prizes while perfecting business pitches

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Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students from three provinces will descend on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus this week as they vie for more than $19,000 in cash and prizes in a business plan competition. BMO Financial Group, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), will be hosting the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition at the Wu Conference Centre from today, Jan. 24, to Friday, Jan. 26. “This...

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Update on the Lady Beaverbrook Gym and Sir Max Aitken Pool at UNB s Fredericton campus

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Posted: January 24, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Last year, we announced that the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, which houses the Sir Max Aitken Pool, would be decommissioned in September, 2018. As many of you know, the City of Fredericton recently committed to taking a leadership role in finding a solution to the city’s aquatic needs. Over the past few months, we’ve been working with the City in the hopes of having a new pool built on UNB’s Fredericton campus. I’m disappointed to share that we have not been able to reach an agreement with the City...

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UNB awarded 2 9 million in funding from federal government to enable the development of Arctic surveillance capabilities

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two projects led by a University of New Brunswick physics professor are enabling the development of next-generation sensors and systems to enhance surveillance and detection capabilities for continental defence. The projects are part of the Department of National Defence (DND) All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) program and will provide valuable information about the Canadian Arctic Upper Atmosphere. UNB operates the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network (CHAIN), one of the world’s...

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UNB researchers study whether love for hockey can help middle-aged men lose weight

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Posted: December 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are turning to the campus hockey arena to seek recruits for a novel new study testing whether male bonding and passion for sport can bolster the health of overweight sports fans. Kinesiology and psychology researchers at the university are on the lookout for middle-aged men who are avid fans of UNB’s nationally ranked men's Varsity Reds hockey team and, well, are out of shape. The fans will undergo a 12-week intervention designed to improve not...

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UNB to develop smart grid solutions for industry and utilities

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Funding of more than $4.3 million will help refine technology to promote renewable energy Investing in next-generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, meet the world’s future energy needs and help realize our climate change goals. Thanks to an investment of more than $4.3 million from the Government of Canada and Emera Inc., the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will build on existing smart grid expertise infrastructure and...

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UNB researchers named among top researchers for Canada 150

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 18, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Four University of New Brunswick researchers are being hailed as among Canada’s top emerging innovators. The national not-for-profit organization Mitacs is saluting 150 researchers from all across Canada who it says are shaping the future of the country. The researchers highlighted represent various academic disciplines, and mirror Canada’s diversity and innovative spirit. “For Canada’s sesquicentennial, we’re showcasing 150 Mitacs researchers whose dedication and vision have impacted our...

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UNB's J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship recruits new director for startup accelerators

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick has recruited a new executive who brings additional might to its efforts to propel new startups. Prior to his appointment as managing director, accelerator programs, Joe Allen served as director of investments for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Joe join our team. He brings a wealth of connections in the venture capital...

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Startup to showcase microhome powered completely by renewable energy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: December 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Mbissa Energy, a technology startup focused on bringing renewable energy to underserved markets, invites stakeholders, partners, and media to visit the location of its New Brunswick microhome and meet founder Caleb Grove on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Guests will learn how Mbissa’s technology can transform lives not only in rural Africa, where the company has established a key beachhead for its product, but also in Canada where access to the traditional energy grid is either lacking or where...

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UNB earns silver in worldwide sustainability ranking

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Posted: December 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is the first in the province to earn a silver rating in a worldwide ranking of sustainable practices among institutions of higher learning. The evaluation by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education found UNB’s energy score was among the best by participating Canadian universities. The association also rated highly UNB’s reduction in potable water use and lauded several of the...

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UNB to honour Montreal Massacre victims

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Posted: December 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting memorial events in Fredericton and Saint John next week to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and to remember the 14 women killed during the Montreal Massacre on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were engineering students and their lives were taken in an act of gender-based violence. The...

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Global study reveals first glimpse of wintering habit of puffins may help in effort to revive populations

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Posted: November 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


For the first time, researchers have been able to track the movements of puffin populations in the winter – a breakthrough that they hope will help provide clues to ensure the long-term survival of the species. In an international study involving researchers from the University of New Brunswick, scientists were able to track the cold weather habits of puffins in the North Atlantic. Over the course of eight years, the team studied the seasonal behaviours of a wide range of puffin colonies...

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UNB student to explore remote crater after winning prestigious international award

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Posted: November 29, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prestigious international award will allow a University of New Brunswick student to study a remote impact crater in Canada’s Far North that has remained unexplored by science for 50 years. Maree McGregor, a graduate student in earth sciences with UNB’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, will be heading to the Nicholson Lake impact crater, located about 600 kilometres east of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. “Nobody has studied it before – not with advanced technologies. It is...

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Are we teaching history wrong UNB s Alan Sears to deliver the 2017 Eaton Lecture

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Posted: November 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Has the study of history been overlooked in today’s schools? Alan Sears, professor of education at the University of New Brunswick, will explore the role of history in school curricula and its implications for social and civic engagement in the 2017 Eaton Lecture. This year’s Eaton Lecture will be held on Dec. 4 in Toronto. According to Dr. Sears, history has lost ground in school curricula, due to an increased priority given to other subjects. As well, the teaching of history has often been...

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UNB Board vice-chair named one of Canada s 100 Most Powerful Women

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Posted: November 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The vice-chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women. The Women’s Executive Network, an international organization that creates networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for executive-minded women, released its picks for the country’s 100 most powerful women last week. Ms. Tingley was selected in the RBC Champions category, which recognizes women who support women. Ms. Tingley was thrilled to be selected as a...

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UNB researcher earns high honour

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Posted: November 22, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, is to be inducted later this week as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences. An internationally recognized researcher, Dr. Nason-Clark’s innovative research on religion and domestic violence has altered how academics understand violence in families of faith and how religious leaders are trained to respond. She...

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Conference in Fredericton to examine philosophy of espionage aboriginal life cold weather climates

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University are this week hosting the first major international conference dedicated to exploring a uniquely Canadian philosophy. Drawing on presentations and speeches by prominent and emerging scholars of philosophy from both Canada and the United States, the “What is Canadian Philosophy?” conference from Nov. 23 to 25 is being held in honour of the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. “This is an important time for Canada. With events...

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Silver Wave Film Festival shines spotlight on talent at UNB

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Posted: November 21, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick students, staff and faculty had a strong showing at the 17th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival. Two of the three films nominated for Best New Brunswick Short Drama or Comedy were from UNB alumni or faculty, while other films received multiple nominations. UNB Saint John bachelor of arts alumna Tracey Lavigne premiered her first film to great acclaim. Ms. Lavigne’s Glitter won Best NB Short Drama or Comedy and awards for screenwriting and picture editing along with...

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UNB researcher appointed to federal climate change panel

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Posted: November 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Louise Comeau, director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick, has been appointed to a federal panel examining how Canada is coping in the face of a warming planet. Ottawa’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results will make recommendations on how to measure progress on federal, provincial, and territorial adaptation efforts in building Canada’s resilience to climate change. By spring 2018, it will propose a...

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UNB researchers explore struggle among youth to reconcile sex and religious beliefs

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Posted: November 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Religious youth are experiencing conflict between their beliefs and their initial sexual experiences, and it may be impacting their self-identity and relationship with religion, a new study has found. UNB psychology professor Dr. Scott Ronis and student researcher Camille Garceau didn’t set out to explore the dynamic between sex and religion. But it was a subject that kept coming up when interviewing university students about their initial experiences with sex as teens. “With participants...

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UNB researchers release first-ever study of nurse practitioners in the province

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Posted: November 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


A landmark study by University of New Brunswick researchers is shedding light on the work of nurse practitioners in the province for the first time since they were licensed to practise here in 2002. Senior Teaching Associate Sharon Hamilton and Assistant Professor Tracey Rickards, both of UNB’s faculty of nursing, collected survey data from close to 100 nurse practitioners and nearly 700 patients between July 2016 and March 2017. The purpose of the study was to examine the practice patterns...

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Conference at UNB explores the value of creativity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Nora Young, Canadian broadcaster and host of CBC’s Spark, believes everyone can be creative. Ms. Young is one of three keynote speakers scheduled to talk at the Creative Connections Conference at the University of New Brunswick this Thursday, Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 18. She will deliver her talk Friday, Nov. 17 at noon. The conference is being held at the Wu Conference Centre in partnership with the Atlantic Centre for Creativity and UNB. It will offer problem-solving workshops and...

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UNB salutes three changemakers with teaching awards

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Three University of New Brunswick educators are being saluted by students and colleagues for transforming the classroom experience. Assistant dean of science Katherine Barclay, physics professor Ben Newling and chemistry instructor Valerie Reeves have received awards recognizing their dedication to innovative teaching. Whether it is fostering a positive environment, designing a course to better serve the diverse needs of students or flipping the classroom dynamic to increase participation,...

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Governor general pays visit to UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her first official visit to New Brunswick, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, toured UNB’s world-class Institute of Biomedical Engineering on Nov. 7. Greeted by Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, and Karen Cunningham, vice-president (administration and finance), on arrival, the Governor General was led on a tour of the institute’s prosthetics labs with institute director Kevin Englehart. Ms. Payette, who served as an astronaut in...

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2018

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Posted: November 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


For the fifth time in six years, the University of New Brunswick has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Globe and Mail announced the top 100 list for 2018 yesterday. UNB is one of five Canadian universities on the list, and is the only Atlantic Canadian university recognized. “We’re so pleased to be named as one of the country’s top employers again this year,” says Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick. “Our reputation as a leading employer allows us not...

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UNB Remembers ceremony to commemorate service and sacrifice

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Posted: November 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s fifth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Monday, Nov. 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the impact of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond while contemplating the toll of past and present conflicts on the lives of people around the...

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Novelist Ann Eriksson to read at UNB

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Posted: October 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Ann Eriksson, novelist and biologist, will read from The Performance on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge at UNB’s Fredericton campus and as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at UNB’s Saint John campus. Eye-opening and compelling, Ms. Eriksson’s The Performance is rooted in the narrator’s feelings of compassion, and her wish to explore a way of life which she has never had to face to help a friend. The book...

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Second annual Open Data Visualization Challenge to showcase the power of open data

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Posted: October 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you know that after installing the moose fence along Highway 7, the number of vehicle collisions with moose dropped dramatically? Thanks to last year’s Open Data Visualization Challenge winners, this was demonstrated conclusively in front of private industry, educators and government – and included recommendations for future fence placements. The New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network and the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Business Administration are once again hosting...

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Lawyer who represented Omar Khadr coming to UNB

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Posted: October 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, will be giving a public lecture at the University of New Brunswick tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 26. Dennis Edney practises criminal and constitutional law and has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the United States Supreme Court. He will be delivering the Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture on the university’s Fredericton campus. In a lecture...

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Renowned fish ecologist to speak at UNB

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Posted: October 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A prominent American ecologist who specializes in fish populations and community ecology will be delivering the Canadian Rivers Institute’s H.B.N. Hynes Lectures at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Kirk Winemiller is regents professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on fish populations and community ecology, life history strategies, and food and web ecology with emphasis on rivers, streams and estuaries. Dr....

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Robotics and bionics innovator to speak at UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A Norwegian engineer behind research as diverse as bionic limbs, robotic submarines and an artificial organ as a potential cure for diabetes will be lecturing at the University of New Brunswick this week. Dr. Øyvind Stavdahl, co-founder of the subsea robotics firm Eelume and an associate professor in engineering cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), will be speaking at the university’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Saint John campus on...

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Sally Armstrong to present at University of New Brunswick for Celebration of Women Series

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sally Armstrong, internationally renowned speaker, journalist, award-winning author and human rights activist, will be the featured speaker at the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumnae’s inaugural Celebration of Women Speaker Series. Her lecture, “Yes You Can: The Good News About Women that the World Cannot Ignore,” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Wu Conference Centre on the university’s Fredericton campus. Norah Mallory, president of the UNB Associated Alumnae, says...

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Peace and Friendship Treaty days at UNB to examine indigenous political traditions

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Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting its third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days on Oct. 23 and 24, examining the contributions of indigenous political traditions to Confederation. On the 150th anniversary year of Canada’s Confederation, the event will feature a keynote speech by Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas – the first Mi’kmaw to be appointed to the upper chamber. Senator Christmas, sworn in as an independent last December, has been active...

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UNB researchers part of 3 million project addressing domestic violence

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by more than $3 million in federal funding, researchers with the nursing faculty at the University of New Brunswick have joined colleagues at universities in Canada and the U.S. in studying a new approach to helping women who experience domestic violence. Co-led by UNB’s Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, the researchers are tasked with examining the effectiveness of iHEAL, an emerging model of care for those who have suffered domestic abuse. With iHEAL, working in partnership with community...

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Digitized UNB Red Bomber football films from 1950s and 60s revive old memories

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Recently digitized films are providing a window into the history of club and varsity football in the Maritimes. A provincial grant from the Council of Archives of New Brunswick has allowed the University of New Brunswick Libraries to post online 25 Red Bomber football films from 1958 to 1961 and 1963 to 1968. UNB Archives & Special Collections staff had known about the existence of the films. However, it was the provincial grant that paved the way for them to be made available to the...

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UNB hosts Science Atlantic Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science conference

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science annual conference from Friday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 15 on its UNB Fredericton campus. Around 150 undergraduate and graduate students and 50 faculty members from universities around the Atlantic provinces, including Memorial, Acadia, Dalhousie, Mount St. Vincent, Mt. Allison and UPEI will attend the conference to share their research and network in the hopes of future...

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UNB lecture examines the case for women as peacebuilders

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


In an upcoming lecture at the University of New Brunswick, a specialist in peace and reconciliation in conflict zones will present the case for more women to be involved in global peacebuilding. On Monday, Oct. 16 at the university’s Fredericton campus, Rebekah Sears will present a free public lecture entitled “From the Grassroots to the Negotiating Tables: The Case for Women as Peacebuilders.” In high-level peace processes around the world, the involvement of women is limited. A study by the...

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UNB to grant two honorary degrees at Convocation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will grant two honorary degrees during its fall Convocation ceremonies. UNB Fredericton’s 63rd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 19 Business mogul and long-time public servant Francis McGuire will receive an honorary doctorate of letters. Francis McGuire received a bachelor of arts degree from Dalhousie University, a diploma in European politics from the Institute d’études politiques in Paris, France, and a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at UNB goes global in cyber defence effort

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is joining forces with a global network dedicated to defending against highly disruptive cyberattacks. The institute is one of 14 leading organizations from around the world invited to form the new Global Ecosystem of Ecosystems Partnership in Innovation and Cybersecurity, or Global EPIC, which holds its inaugural meeting today in Poland in conjunction with the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC 2017. “Every day...

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Lecture at UNB examines Desmond Pacey s contributions to literary landscape

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


As one of Canada’s leading literary critics and historians, Desmond Pacey pioneered changing attitudes towards Canadian literature and was an instrumental figure in promoting Canadian literary studies at the University of New Brunswick. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Pacey’s birth, Tony Tremblay, professor of English at St. Thomas University and, until recently, Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies will pay tribute to the late author and literary advocate with his...

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National study suggests greener surroundings lead to a longer life

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a new Canadian study suggests that living in greener environments can actually affect how long you live. Dr. Dan Crouse, an epidemiologist and sociology research associate at the University of New Brunswick, with a team of researchers from across Canada and the United States, published findings in this month’s issue of The Lancet Planetary Health. The study’s...

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Bell investing 100 000 to collaborate with UNB s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Bell Canada is announcing the establishment of a National Service Centre in Fredericton and, with it, investing $100,000 in the University of New Brunswick to collaborate with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity. The collaboration between Bell and the institute is part of a $3.6-million investment from Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) to support job creation and further expand the cybersecurity eco-system in New Brunswick. Bell, one of the fastest growing technology-based companies...

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UNB launches Atlantic salmon research chair as part of 1 3 million in funding from Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is establishing a research chair focused on Atlantic salmon as part of $1.3 million in funding from the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) to conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stocks. The investment by CAST – a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants focused on saving wild Atlantic salmon – earmarks $500,000 for the creation of the research chair while the...

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Red Shawl Campaign at UNB honours missing and murdered Indigenous women

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


At UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the month of October is devoted to bringing awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The third annual Red Shawl Campaign serves to bring the community together in recognition of these tragedies, while also providing comfort and support to victim’s families. A number of special events will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 13, including the opening of the Red Shawl Exhibit with Elder Imelda Perley and the Red Shawl...

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UNB student film selected for FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

UNB Newsroom

Posted: October 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Living the Dream – a short film written, directed and produced by UNB students Mackenzie Kierstead, Luke Lee-Knight, Vu Pham and Mathew Gracie – was recently selected for FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. The four students, all enrolled in UNB’s Media Arts & Cultures program, created Living the Dream as part of the From Away post-secondary film competition produced by the Atlantic International Film Festival. The competition challenged post-secondary students to make films...

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UNB hosts internationally renowned author with lecture entitled Is Donald Trump Good for Climate Change

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The British author behind the book Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change will be in Fredericton next week to give a public lecture entitled “Is Donald Trump Good for Climate Change?” George Marshall, an internationally respected researcher on climate change communications and co-founder of the U.K.-based Climate Outreach, will deliver a one-hour lecture at the University of New Brunswick’s Tilley Hall auditorium on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. “Mr. Marshall will...

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UNB places 50-year time capsule in new kinesiology building

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


To celebrate the new kinesiology building project currently underway on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus and to commemorate the Lady Beaverbrook Gym, the university placed a time capsule in the cornerstone of the new building today. Members of the university community, alumni and community members gathered to watch as the time capsule was lowered into a concrete column that will house the capsule for the next 50 years. UNB’s President Eddy Campbell helped placed the...

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50th reunion class returns to the UNB for Homecoming weekend

Communications

Posted: September 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Class of 1967 has been hard at work preparing for its milestone 50th reunion, with one of the largest reunion classes coming back to reminisce and reconnect in Fredericton for UNB’s Homecoming celebrations during Canada’s 150th year. Homecoming 2017, running from Thursday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 1, includes a variety of celebrations for all alumni and friends, including the Homecoming football game, a lobster boil and dance, the Family FunFest and a Saturday evening tasting...

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Poet Sheree Fitch and retired UNB professor Anne Hunt create collection of beloved children s poems

Communications

Posted: September 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new collection of Atlantic Canadian poetry for children is being launched at the Harriet Irving Library on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus this Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things – edited by beloved children’s poet Sheree Fitch and long-time educator Anne Hunt – promises to take children of all ages on a journey through whimsy, wonder and wordplay. The book is the only anthology of its kind, bringing together poems from the 1800s...

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UNB and STU partner with Foundation for Environmental Stewardship to host Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training

Communications

Posted: September 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students, staff, and faculty at UNB and STU are partnering with the UN accredited Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to host an exciting training opportunity for youth on Oct. 21. In celebration of Canada 150th, the Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training Canada aims to mobilize 10,000 Canadian youth to advocate and implement the goals through 100 local actions and 50 trainings in colleges and universities across Canada in 2017. The University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas...

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Have You Been Hacked Yet? UNB professor pens guide to protecting yourself online

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick cybersecurity expert has co-authored a new guide aimed at helping people safeguard themselves in a dangerous online age. Dr. Natalia Stakhanova, an assistant professor at UNB’s faculty of computer science and New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, says Have You Been Hacked Yet? How to Protect Your Personal and Financial Information Today addresses the threat of cyberattacks and how to best protect yourself online. Dr. Stakhanova says she...

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New website offers insight into Atlantic salmon stocks as scientists embark on revival effort

Communications

Posted: September 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new website launched by scientists determined to revive Atlantic salmon stocks is detailing fish counts in the Miramichi River thanks to their network of underwater sonar cameras. Researchers with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick are leading the research project for the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST), a partnership of scientists, environmental groups and industry participants focused on saving wild Atlantic salmon. “The sonars are located...

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UNB innovators nab Startup Canada awards

Communications

Posted: September 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick dominated the regional Startup Canada awards for entrepreneurship Thursday night, with three of its innovators being recognized by the national organization for their commitment and achievement. At a gala event at the Fredericton Convention Centre, UNB cybersecurity pioneer Dr. Ali Ghorbani was honoured by Startup Canada with its Senior Entrepreneur Award while Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, a driving force behind some of UNB’s most successful entrepreneurship...

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The McCain Foundation invests $1.25 million in innovation program at UNB

Communications

Posted: September 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced the creation of a postdoctoral fellowship program focused on innovation. Thanks to a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation, the new fellowships aim to equip PhD graduates with the resources they need to transform their research into a product ready for market. These two- to three-year fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year and will be awarded competitively on an annual basis. The McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in...

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UNB welcomes new students

Communications

Posted: September 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will come alive with excitement this week as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university’s campuses once again. Media are invited to attend the orientation activities below on each campus. For more information, contact: UNB Fredericton: Sara Rothman UNB Saint John: Renea Leskie Fredericton Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:15 – 11 a.m. | Richard J. CURRIE CENTER The UNB Fredericton campus community will...

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Students at UNB receive Canada s largest STEM scholarship

Communications

Posted: August 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB one of 20 Canadian universities to announce its 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners Madeleine Crawford of Cornwall, P.E.I. and Nathan McNally of Wolfville, N.S. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

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UNB scientist lands federal funding for flexible laminate to power gadgets

Communications

Posted: August 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick researcher is receiving federal funding that will help further develop a stretchable, flexible laminate that can provide power to a wide range of electronic devices. Dr. Anna Ignaszak, an associate professor of chemistry at UNB, has been working for three years to develop the rechargeable coating designed to deliver long-lasting power in small devices such as smartwatches and to offset demands that gadgets make on planes and cars. “For instance, on an...

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UNB to host global bionics symposium

Communications

Posted: August 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


People from around the globe will soon be descending on Fredericton to attend an international bionics symposium hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. The Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2017 officially kicks off on Aug. 15 at the Delta Fredericton and runs through to Aug. 18. Since 1972, UNB’s world-renowned Institute of Biomedical Engineering has been hosting the Myoelectric Controls Symposium. It has been held every three years since 2002...

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Chancellor emeritus UNB alumni named to Order of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: August 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s chancellor emeritus, has been named to the Order of New Brunswick for his accomplishments as a business executive and for his contributions to public education in the province. “This is fitting recognition for all that Dr. Currie has done for New Brunswick. He has had a phenomenally successful business career and has invested tremendous energy, time and resources into making New Brunswick an even better province,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, president and...

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Harrison McCain Foundation provides new opportunities for UNB faculty members

Communications

Posted: August 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Twenty-three faculty members at UNB have increased research, publishing and teaching support, thanks to funding from the Harrison McCain Faculty Awards at the University of New Brunswick. The awards, 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, are focused in four areas ranging from support for research projects to hiring of assistants or purchasing new equipment that is critical to each...

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UNB announces cannabis health research chair

Communications

Posted: August 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (CSE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) are investing a combined $1 million, $500,000 each, over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick. The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis. This research will expand UNB’s commitment to research and innovation in the field of natural product and biomedical, health and life sciences...

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UNB to launch Memorial Forest project

Communications

Posted: August 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will launch its Memorial Forest project at its Fredericton campus tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2, during a ceremony that will also dedicate the forest’s 150th tree in honour of Canada 150. One-hundred and forty-nine trees have been planted on the university’s Fredericton campus over the years, standing in memory of members of the UNB community, in honour of graduating classes and in celebration of milestones. Led by UNB’s faculty of forestry & environmental...

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UNB researcher and alumnus recognized nationally

Communications

Posted: July 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


One of the University of New Brunswick’s leading researchers and one of its most successful alumni have been honoured nationally for their contributions to engineering. Dr. Yun Zhang, a Canada Research Chair and professor of geodesy and geomatics at UNB, and Dr. Marcel LeBrun, a UNB engineering graduate and honorary degree recipient, have been inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honours presented to engineers in Canada. “Research,...

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UNB welcomes new Chiropractic Health Research Chair

Communications

Posted: July 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years in the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Jeff Hebert, who is joining UNB’s faculty of kinesiology from Murdoch University in Western Australia, was welcomed to Fredericton today through a funding announcement at the...

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Summer Institute participants accelerate startups

Communications

Posted: July 17, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Ten aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canada have gathered at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus to launch various startups through the Summer Institute program. Hosted at the J. Herbert Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at UNB, the Summer Institute is a three-month long accelerator. The program helps bring business ideas to life through education, resources, and mentorship. “The program guides entrepreneurs to success by harnessing their existing...

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New chair and vice-chair named to Board of Governors at UNB

Communications

Posted: July 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. Mr. Hachey, of Quispamsis, N.B., has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011, most recently serving as vice-chair. Robyn Tingley, a Rothesay-based social entrepreneur, author and adviser to companies across North America from startups to Fortune 100, has been appointed vice-chair, also for a two-year term beginning...

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Aspiring entrepreneurs at UNB pitch to the best in business

Communications

Posted: July 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A single business pitch can skyrocket a startup to success or send countless hours of work spiraling down the drain. Master of Technology Management & Entrepreneurship students at the University of New Brunswick are learning how to make the perfect pitch with help from some of the most-established and well-known business figures in Atlantic Canada. Every Thursday morning at the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship on the university’s Fredericton campus,...

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Incubating raw talent 80 top young innovators and entrepreneurs at SHAD New Brunswick this summer

Communications

Posted: July 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Loren Condie comes from Waterville, N.S., a town with 928 people, and has already shown she can be quite the change maker. Ms. Condie led an initiative to open her school’s first gender neutral washroom for transgender students. “My dream is to help the earth to stop its destruction and to help us recover and grow once more,” Ms. Condie says. She adds, “I hope SHAD can teach us how to be leaders for our generation and to guide us onto the right path.” Ms. Condie is excited to join 79...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute salutes entrepreneurial successes with latest awards

Communications

Posted: July 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Winners of the annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the Atlantic region’s most accomplished business leaders for significant success in expanding their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated companies that grew in various ways: organically through expanding their geographical service footprint in Atlantic Canada, increasing material sales instead of only labour, expanding to deliver services from local to across a province, and by...

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UNB grad on verge of learning if he is Canada s next astronaut

Communications

Posted: June 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick alumnus Alex DeLorey will find out on Canada Day if he is going to be one of this nation’s newest astronauts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to reveal the Canadian Space Agency’s two successful candidates on Saturday on Parliament Hill, bringing the year-long selection process for two new astronauts to a close. “I’m feeling a bit relieved that the whole year is over now and excited for the next step – to find out who the astronauts are going to be,” says Mr....

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Federal and provincial governments support companies looking to get smart-grid ready

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two-year pilot project will help businesses with research and development in smart grid innovation The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) and Ignite Fredericton are joining forces to provide funding to help small- and medium-sized businesses in this region conduct smart grid research, development and testing to help increase their growth potential in this fast-growing sector. Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship leads to new businesses that provide exciting job prospects for Canadian...

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New Brunswick cybersecurity startup secures more than 500 000 in investment

Communications

Posted: June 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


First cybersecurity firm incubated at UNB’s Energia Ventures accelerator launches public early adopter program for its innovative technology Beauceron Security Inc. a startup founded at the University of New Brunswick, has secured more than $500,000 in equity funding from private and public investors. “We are thrilled to launch New Brunswick’s newest fully funded cybersecurity firm and extraordinarily grateful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the university, our investors and...

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J D Irving Limited and UNB announce 2017 scholarship recipients

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. Desiree Pictou, above, left, currently lives on Ugpi'Ganjig, Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, and will be starting her degree in business administration in September at UNB’s Fredericton campus. Caroline Burpee from Jacksonville, N.B., will be attending UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue a degree in engineering. She has...

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Leading expert on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to speak at UNB

Communications

Posted: June 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


As the demand grows for professionals working with people that have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, the University of New Brunswick’s College of Extended Learning is holding a public session next week led by one of Canada’s foremost experts in the field. Dr. Michelle Stewart, strategic research lead with Canada FASD Research Network and director of the Community Research Unit at the University of Regina, will host the one-day session at the Wu Centre at UNB’s Fredericton campus on...

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School junk food bans affect student weight UNB researcher finds

Communications

Posted: June 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Over the past 12 years, six Canadian provinces have implemented bans on the sale of junk food on school property to address child health issues like obesity. Philip Leonard, with the department of economics at the University of New Brunswick and a health economist at UNB's New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training, recently completed the study “Do School Junk Food Bans Improve Student Health?” “I found that each year of a junk food ban associated with a decline of about 0.05...

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National Aboriginal Day and UNB s role in reconciliation

Communications

Posted: June 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community, Today, as Canada marks National Aboriginal Day, I am reminded of the treaties our ancestors signed in the 18th century, and that still bind us today. These treaties brought our peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship, and even today these ideals provide the right direction for all of us. As a university, the work we undertake transforms the potential of New Brunswick and its people. At UNB, this leads us in our commitment to reconciliation. The...

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Transportation safety research earns UNB professor national award

Communications

Posted: June 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A University of New Brunswick engineering professor has been saluted nationally for his work in improving the safety of roads and highways. Dr. Eric Hildebrand, a professor of civil engineering at UNB and the co-ordinator of UNB’s Transportation Group, has received the prestigious Sir Sandford Fleming Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his work across the country improving transportation safety. Alongside Dr. Hildebrand, two of his colleagues – UNB civil engineering...

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UNB names varsity women s hockey coach

Communications

Posted: June 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Sarah Hilworth has been named head coach of its women’s varsity hockey team. Ms. Hilworth joins the UNB Varsity Reds after two seasons as head coach of the Broncos at Olds College in Alberta. There, she built the Broncos women’s hockey program up from its birth in 2015. Prior to becoming the first women’s hockey coach at Olds College, Ms. Hilworth served two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas,...

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National women s hockey team trains at UNB to prepare for 2018 Winter Olympics

Communications

Posted: June 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is playing host to the country’s best in women’s hockey. The 28 players named to Hockey Canada’s Olympic centralization roster are participating in a training camp at UNB’s Fredericton campus until June 12. The camp is focused on off-ice training, concentrating on fitness-testing, dry land training as well as physical and mental preparation. “Working with high-level athletes was envisioned when the UNB’s faculty of kinesiology partnered with Canadian Sport...

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Creative writers converge on UNB

Communications

Posted: June 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will be bringing some of the nation’s strongest creative voices to Fredericton from June 9-11 when it hosts Canada’s Writing Conference, an annual event for the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs organization. UNB English professor and writer Dr. Sue Sinclair sits on the organization’s board, and was tasked with helping bring the national conference to Atlantic Canada. “We decided we would like to hold our conference at UNB because our creative...

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Arctic research lands physics professor an invitation to speak at prestigious symposium in Norway

Communications

Posted: June 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


For more than a decade, Dr. P.T. Jayachandran, chair of the physics department at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been building a research network across the Arctic. Known as the Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network, it has grown to be the largest ionospheric research network in the Arctic. Dr. Jayachandran’s work and expertise has not gone unnoticed. He has been invited to speak at the prestigious Birkeland Space Weather Symposium in Oslo, Norway. The 2017...

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UNB professors secure 127 500 for first feature film

Communications

Posted: June 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick professors Dr. Robert Gray (English), Dr. Matt Rogers (Education) along with UNB graduate and filmmaker Jon Dewar have secured $127,500 in funding from Telefilm Canada and The Talent Fund along with Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, to produce an original feature-length film. “We all cheered when we heard, the three of us, and then I think we all started kind of throwing up,” says Dr. Gray. “Part of the stipulation on it is that it has to be delivered in 18...

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UNB student to research how exercise may aid soldiers with PTSD

Communications

Posted: June 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Backed by a prestigious research award, a University of New Brunswick student is embarking on a study to determine how exercise can help soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Lieutenant Terry Fitzpatrick, a kinesiology student at UNB, has a deeply personal interest in the subject – he suffers from PTSD himself after a tour in Afghanistan a decade ago. “I may never be cured,” says Mr. Fitzpatrick, “but as long as I am making life a little easier for myself and other soldiers to...

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UNB STU and NBCC work together to combat campus sexual assault

Communications

Posted: June 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB), St. Thomas University (STU) and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) have partnered with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre to develop a tri-campus sexual assault strategy. “Together, with the support and expertise of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, we can continue to develop new and innovative ways to be proactive in creating a safe campus community for our students,” says Dr. George MacLean, UNB’s vice-president (academic). “Over the...

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UNB provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Communications

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


University is filled with class time, lectures and tests. However, the University of New Brunswick extends learning beyond the classroom through a new program that helps students develop personal and professional skills that they will use in the future in work or grad school. The program focuses on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, anything that extends their academic learning and contributes to their overall life experiences. Activities include volunteer work, athletics,...

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New 3D metal printing centre of excellence to revolutionize marine industry manufacturing

Communications

Posted: May 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today marks the launch of Canada’s first research centre for 3D metal printing for the marine and defence industries. The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the first of its kind in Canada to combine research, commercialization and workforce development and training. This initiative is the result of a partnership forged with the University of New Brunswick, Custom Fabricators and Machinists (CFM), and community...

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UNB and CUPE ratify collective agreement

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Local 3339 are pleased to announce they have ratified a four-year renewal Collective Agreement. Considering the current fiscal environment both parties were pleased to be able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. CUPE Local 3339 represents approximately 55 support staff employees on the Saint John campus performing work in the following categories: clerical, secretarial, library assistant, tradespeople,...

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2017-2018 budget

Communications

Posted: May 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors has approved the university’s 2017-2018 budget, which represents the first of a three-year plan to balance the operating budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year. “The UNB 2017-2018 budget focuses on continued investments in our academic mission and research, while realizing cost savings through expenditure controls,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor. After considerable analysis and effort, UNB presented the Board of...

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UNB showcases items to be placed in 50-year time capsule

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is showcasing items today, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, that will soon be sealed in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years. To celebrate the new kinesiology building project currently underway on UNB’s Fredericton campus and to commemorate the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium – home of UNB’s faculty of kinesiology for nearly 60 years – the university is placing a time capsule in the cornerstone of the new building this fall. Today from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., members of...

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UNB forges partnership with Israeli cybersecurity initiative marking a first

Communications

Posted: May 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is forging a formal partnership with a major Israeli cybersecurity initiative to spur greater innovation, economic development and collaboration in the field of cyber research. UNB is the first Canadian university to sign a collaboration agreement with CyberSpark, Israel's cyber innovation arena – a move both sides herald as a path to greater advancement and economic opportunity in cybersecurity. Israel has emerged as a global leader in developing...

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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, four valedictorians will address UNB’s graduating class of 2017. The university will also honour seven outstanding professors. UNB’s 188th Encaenia will be celebrated on May 17 and 18 with three ceremonies at the Aitken Centre on the Fredericton campus. Valedictorian Adam...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded to four UNB students

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Four Atlantic Canadian high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick, saluting their dedication to the community, leadership skills 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 Currie Scholarship recipients are Colin Brown of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.;...

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UNB faculty of nursing receives donation from Allscripts Canada​

Communications

Posted: May 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick has received a significant software donation that will help prepare student nurses for success in the workplace. The global electronic medical records company, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., with Canadian head office located in Richmond, B.C., has donated an experiential learning subscription, Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic medical record (EMR), for a period of five years to be used by up to 200 students and...

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Math whizzes from across province to descend on UNB campuses for annual competition

Communications

Posted: May 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The 35th Annual Mathematics Competition for grades 7, 8 and 9 will take place at the University of New Brunswick this Friday, May 12, 2017. About 1,200 New Brunswick students will travel to the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of l’Université de Moncton to write a multiple-choice competition. The competition can be written in either English or French and will take place in the late morning. District...

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick will grant four honorary degrees during its spring graduation ceremonies in Fredericton and Saint John on May 17, 18 and 19. The recipients are: Heidi Shyu will receive a doctor of science degree in Fredericton on May 17 at 10 a.m. Heidi Shyu, who earned a bachelor of science degree at UNB in 1976, immigrated from Taiwan to Japan, then to the United States when she was 11 years old. She later moved to Fredericton, where her father was a history professor at UNB...

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UNB s Institute of Biomedical Engineering saluted with Innovation Champion award

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick was recently named the province’s Innovation Champion at the Knowledge and Innovation Recognition Awards, continuing a legacy of more than 50 years of leading-edge research. The awards, known as the KIRAs, were presented May 4, 2017 at a gala event at the Fredericton Convention Centre, saluting innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. The institute, a world leader in prosthetics research, was...

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Researchers expand training in effort to improve health and habits of preschoolers

Communications

Posted: May 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick and the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and partners in Saskatchewan, are developing online training for early childhood educators based on findings from their recent study that saw improvements in nutrition and improved gross motor skills among preschoolers in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan after providing training in childcare centres. The research was...

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Two members of the UNB community win international young scientist awards

Communications

Posted: May 5, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick alumnus Dr. Chris Watson and UNB PhD candidate David Themens have each won a prestigious international award for their research of the upper atmosphere in the Canadian Arctic. Both recently found out they will be receiving the Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award. The Young Scientist Awards will be presented at the General Assembly of International Union of Radio Science this summer. The awards recognize an international group of individuals who have made...

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Luigi Benedicenti named dean of computer science at UNB

Communications

Posted: May 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Luigi Benedicenti will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of computer science. Dr. Benedicenti is currently professor and program chair at the University of Regina. He has previously held positions as associate vice-president academic and associate dean of engineering at Regina. He is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and a member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. His teaching and research interests include software engineering, augmented...

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UNB Varsity Reds hockey player named a top Canadian university athlete

Communications

Posted: May 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hockey player Philippe Maillet has been named winner of one of two 2017 BLG Awards, recognizing the top male and female university athletes in Canada. “I had to take a breath and get up slowly,” Mr. Maillet said about hearing his name called at a ceremony in Calgary on May 1. “It’s a surreal feeling to be voted the top male athlete in Canadian university sport in 2017. It’s a select club and I’m just happy to join it.” “You’ve got to look at the...

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Fredericton family creates scholarship endowment at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Siblings Bob, Tim, John and Iris Bliss were all active students when they attended the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in the 1950s – they participated in student societies and sports teams, and excelled academically. In the years since graduating, their ties to their alma mater have remained strong. From their support of athletics facilities and teams, to leadership with the Beaverbrook Scholars award committee, to service with the UNB Alumni Association and the UNB Board...

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John Kleefeld named dean of law at University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


John Kleefeld will soon be joining the University of New Brunswick as professor and dean of law. Professor Kleefeld comes to UNB from the University of Saskatchewan where he served as associate law professor with experience in teaching tort law, civil procedure, dispute resolution, legal research, and judgment writing. He has an LLM from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, an LLB from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the...

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Parks Canada partners with University of New Brunswick to bring bioarchaeological field program to national historic site

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Department of Anthropology, in partnership with Parks Canada, will offer a bioarchaeology field program at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site during the summer of 2017. This unique collaboration will document, protect, and preserve 18th-century burial grounds at Rochefort Point that are currently threatened by coastal erosion. Students will have the opportunity to uncover and analyze the remains of the people who lived in Louisbourg during the...

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University of New Brunswick hosts Three Minute Thesis Eastern Regionals

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Imagine summing up years of detailed and complex research to a general audience – and doing it in just three minutes. That’s exactly what 10 graduate students are challenged to do for the Eastern Regional Three Minute Thesis competition being hosted by University of New Brunswick on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Ten graduate students from universities across Atlantic Canada and Quebec will converge upon UNB’s Fredericton campus to compete for a chance to advance to the national competition. But...

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Imagine the university as an economic engine

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Universities are often described as key supports of economic development. Which they undeniably are. But to consider them “supports” alone overlooks the potentially greater contribution universities can make as engines of economic growth and innovation, particularly at the regional level. The recent federal budget seems to recognize this greater opportunity, providing investments that will help universities drive economic development and strengthen Canada’s position as a knowledge leader on...

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Dr Joanne Wright named UNB dean of arts

Communications

Posted: April 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Joanne Wright has been named the new dean of arts at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Wright, a professor of political science, has previously served as acting associate dean of arts, associate dean of arts, and, most recently, acting dean of arts at UNB. Working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff, she believes in the value of the humanities and social sciences and is committed to raising their profile on campus and in the wider community. She has a...

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

Communications

Posted: April 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has been advised by New Brunswick’s Public Health Office (Public Health) that a student on its Fredericton campus has recently been diagnosed with measles. The University and the affected student are cooperating with Public Health in their investigation and management of this case. The student in question was not a member of the residence community, is currently receiving treatment and is doing well. Those known to have been in direct contact with the student...

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University of New Brunswick professor nominated for prestigious Canada Prize

Communications

Posted: April 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Donald Wright, associate professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has made the shortlist for the 2017 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for his book, Donald Creighton: A Life in History. Professor Creighton, a historian who is considered to have written the definitive biography of Sir John A. MacDonald, saw his reputation greatly tarnished in his later years by his opposition to bilingualism and the transformation of Canada...

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UNB s annual faculty of computer science research exposition focuses on the state of IT in New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: April 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting its annual faculty of computer science research exposition this Friday, April 7, 2017. The event will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the future of information technology in New Brunswick. “This event is a forum where researchers, practitioners and users of information and communication technologies can come together to learn and share new developments in the field impacting their research and development activities,” says Ali Ghorbani,...

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University of New Brunswick to host high school Brain Bee competition

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


High school students from across the Maritime region will show off their knowledge of neuroscience at the first-ever University of New Brunswick Brain Bee and compete for an opportunity to attend the Canadian Institute of Health Research National Brain Bee. The event is organized by UNB’s department of psychology and will be held on Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the UNB Fredericton campus. “This is the first time a Brain Bee has been hosted in New Brunswick,” said Dr. Nichole...

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University of New Brunswick engineering students battle for cardboard boat supremacy

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Cardboard boat. It sounds like the first half of a joke someone forgot to finish. But second-year civil engineering students at the University of New Brunswick are building eight of them to race Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. And the stakes are high. These aren’t model ships – these boats will need to hold the students’ professors. “I’ve thought about putting the students in the boat. I’ve also thought about building little ones. But I think having it real size and putting a...

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Queer Research Day celebrates LGBTQ research at UNB and STU

Communications

Posted: March 31, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University faculty and students have collaborated to host Queer Research Day on Friday, March 31, 2017, coinciding with International Transgender Day of Visibility. Queer Research Day is a one-day conference, hosted by the UNB faculty of arts, designed to provide a unique opportunity for faculty and students to share their LGBTQ+ research and creative work within a supportive environment. This is the first bi-campus initiative between UNB and...

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Askomiw Beyond 150 Celebration of Resilience theme of UNB Powwow

Communications

Posted: March 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Wednesday April 5, 2017, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick will host the third annual UNB Powwow, Askomiw (Beyond) 150: Celebration of Resilience, at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free public event, and everyone is invited to attend. The UNB Powwow celebrates the resiliency of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy languages, teachings, traditions, ceremonies, worldviews, knowledge systems and philosophies....

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UNB students display work at 2017 Engineering Design Symposium

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Design Symposium (#UNBDesign) on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Fredericton Convention Centre from 8:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Local governments, companies, and non-profit organizations sponsor a large number of the design projects,...

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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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Conversations about time Is technology clouding our minds and concept of time

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


In the third installment of the University of New Brunswick’s Conversations Speaker Series, Dr. Ellen Rose, UNB professor of education, will explore how technology is affecting our ability to manage time and to think clearly. During this interactive event, Dr. Rose will engage the audience with the idea that increases in the amount of information we consume is altering our concept of time, causing us to rush from one moment to the next, and limiting our ability to think critically and...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has 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 engineering students develop interactive map to determine best locations for low-income housing

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


It can be difficult for a city to appropriately assess the best spot to build social housing. Three University of New Brunswick students have developed a new way for a municipality to determine where to place low-income houses to help people thrive. Geodesy and geomatics engineering students Andrew Al-Assadi, Mobene Tahershamsi and Stefan Bazar designed a web-based geographic information system, or GIS, to allow for public participation in locating potential low-income housing sites, with...

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University of New Brunswick institute welcomes provincial initiative on data-driven policy

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


An institute at the University of New Brunswick dedicated to advancing public policy research will be greatly enhanced by an announcement from the provincial government today. Through its highly secure facility on the university’s Fredericton campus, the New Brunswick Institute of Research, Data and Training has been on the forefront of data-driven research on health in the province since 2015. The Government of New Brunswick announced it will be introducing legislation to expand the range...

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UNB and Kent help community in France celebrate Year of Canada

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Kent Building Supplies are helping a small community in France celebrate its Year of Canada. UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society and Kent have sent 500 Canadian flags to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, a small farming village in France. The mayor of Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Pierre Senechal, has declared 2017 the Year of Canada in his community as a thank you to Canada for its role in liberating the village from German occupation during the Battle of Vimy...

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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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UNB entrepreneurial spirit shines at Breakthru competition

Communications

Posted: March 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s entrepreneurial spirit shined Thursday night as students, alumni and staff were among contestants vying for the top prize at the 2017 New Brunswick Innovation Foundation’s Breakthru Competition. Four UNB-connected companies came away as prize winners in the provincial category. The top prize in the category went to Pfera, which will get an infusion of nearly $375,000 in cash and professional services. “We’re so proud of everyone at UNB who has been involved...

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UNB professor to be presented with prestigious honour from government of France

Communications

Posted: March 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Robert Viau, a professor of French at the University of New Brunswick, is receiving one of the highest civic orders bestowed by France for his outstanding contributions to education. In a special ceremony to be held Friday, March 24, Dr. Viau will be named a Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms. The award was established in 1808 by Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte to honour educators from universities and schools in France. The scope of the award was expanded in 1866 so it may also be...

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University of New Brunswick to honour prominent alumni at gala event in Saint John

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


This Thursday, March 23, the University of New Brunswick will celebrate the achievements of nine alumni and one dedicated staff person at a gala event at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John. Among the UNB graduates being honoured are a physician tackling some of the most pressing and controversial medical issues of our time, a lawyer who was instrumental in bringing same-sex marriage to Colorado, and an international student who worked three jobs on his way to a degree and, eventually, a...

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Update on the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gym

Communications

Posted: March 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


I’m writing to the University of New Brunswick and greater Fredericton communities today to provide an update with regards to the future of the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium and the Sir Max Aitken Pool. Last fall, the university received tremendous news from the federal and provincial governments that they would join us in constructing a new home for the faculty of kinesiology, a long-time infrastructure priority for our institution. Construction on our new academic facility began in the fall of...

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Second annual UNB Green Review highlights a year of sustainability success at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has recycled more than 50,000 pounds of electronic waste over the past three years, the equivalent weight of three elephants, according to the 2015-16 UNB Green Review. This annual report, published by UNB Sustainability, highlights sustainable initiatives happening at the university, green champions on campus and suggestions on how to live more sustainably. “UNB is working hard to establish a culture of sustainability that reaches all aspects of campus life...

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Stewart McKelvey endows scholarships to support University of New Brunswick law students

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada’s first regional law firm, today announced it is furthering its commitment to UNB law students with a leadership gift of $200,000. This donation will support the Frank Covert and Stewart McKelvey scholarships and create a new scholarship to promote and encourage diversity among the entering class. UNB Dean of Law John Williamson is proud of the firm’s support. “These are some of the most valuable renewable scholarships for upper-year students and they...

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Students across Atlantic Canada compete for 1 000 towards mental health initiatives on campus

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Students from eight Atlantic Canadian universities are set to take part in the 2nd Annual MoodCheck Challenge. From March 20 to the 24, students are encouraged to sign up and track their mood using the MoodCheck app. “At Counselling Services, we work to help students understand how their environment and behavior impact their mental wellbeing,” says Matt MacLean, mental health strategist with UNB’s Counselling Services. “The MoodCheck app is a great tool to illustrate this link and can...

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UNB students propose a way to recycle industry heat waste to warm neighbouring school

Communications

Posted: March 20, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


As part of an engineering design course at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, fourth-year chemical engineering students toured McCain Foods in September, with little idea that they would soon uncover an innovative way to recycle its waste streams. After some research and investigating however, the group of students created a design that could allow McCain Foods to take residual heat from the company’s refrigeration system, transfer it to a fluid and transfer it through a...

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Queen Elizabeth Scholars gain international experience as well as education

Communications

Posted: March 17, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Aly Pickard-Tattrie applied to University of New Brunswick, she knew that she wanted to travel abroad. What she didn’t know was that she was about to embark on an internship that would inspire her career. “I chose to go to UNB, actually, because of its international program,” she says. “I knew coming out of high school that I wanted to go away.” Veronica McGinn, UNB’s coordinator of international development, met Ms. Pickard-Tattrie at an event and thought she would be an excellent...

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Solar storms trigger peculiar communication troubles on Earth UNB researcher finds

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new study, co-authored by a University of New Brunswick professor, shows that eruptions on the sun’s surface not only contribute to the famous northern lights, but also disrupt radio communications and GPS navigation systems on Earth, in a previously unknown way. Dr. Richard Langley, professor of geodesy and geomatics engineering at UNB, worked with researchers from the Technical University of Denmark, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (managed by the California Institute of Technology) and...

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UNB Policy Studies Centre and New Brunswick Business Council release report on carbon pricing

Communications

Posted: March 16, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Today, the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick released a report along with 10 key recommendations that emerged from the Symposium on Carbon Pricing in New Brunswick held in January,which was organized through the Policy Studies Centre at the University of New Brunswick in partnership with the New Brunswick Business Council. The forum brought together a diverse group of 60 stakeholders from around the province including government, entrepreneurs, industry, seniors,...

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UNB community health centre moves to permanent location

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A key teaching and community resource for UNB Fredericton’s Faculty of Nursing now has a larger, improved home thanks to a partnership with Horizon Health Network and the Government of New Brunswick, as well as support from numerous donors. The Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCHC) delivers an integrated program in which primary health-care services, teaching and research are combined. When it opened in 2002, the centre was one of only a few such integrated service-learning...

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UNB s Great War Lecture Series explores the connection between modern and ancient war memorials

Communications

Posted: March 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


When Dr. Matt Sears planned a tour of the battle fields of Western Europe with his father and father-in-law last May, he didn’t expect that what he saw would influence his research on Ancient Greece. The associate professor in the department of classics and ancient history, will present a lecture exploring the connections he’s observed between Mother Canada, the memorial in France commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and Mourning Athena in Athens. “Mother Canada and Mourning Athena: From...

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UNB engineering students partner with city to solve dam issues

Communications

Posted: March 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB engineering students visit the site of Campbell Creek dam Fourth-year civil engineering student Maria Thomas has gained a lot of valuable knowledge this year about her field of study that couldn’t be taught within the walls of a classroom. She is one of eight students who have partnered with the City of Fredericton to find a solution to the Campbell Creek Dam — a 100-year old dam that was originally built for the Marysville Cotton Mill that has quietly resided there until a failure of a...

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University of New Brunswick partners with Terrestrial Energy

Communications

Posted: March 9, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. William Cook The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants, have partnered for integral molten salt reactor (IMSR) validation and verification work. This is part of Terrestrial Energy’s program of regulatory activities required for IMSR power plant deployment. Molten salts are high-temperature ionic fluids with an advantage: nuclear fuel can be dissolved into the fluids, thus improving the safety case over the current...

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UNB alumnus awarded prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from European Union

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings / UNB Photo University of New Brunswick alumnus Dr. Jeff Clements has been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Union (EU) to conduct postdoctoral research in Europe. The fellowship, which allows researchers to study in EU and EU-associated countries, supports “the best, most-promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world” and is worth more than $275,000. “It’s surprising and quite overwhelming,” says...

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UNB works to help students affected by Trump Administration s Travel Ban

Communications

Posted: March 2, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick seeks to provide assistance to students affected by the Trump Administration’s travel ban, which created confusion and anxiety for thousands of students and staff, studying or working at American institutions. “UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution,” said George MacLean, Vice-President (Academic), UNB. “We played an integral part in welcoming refugees to New Brunswick last year, and UNB’s campuses are recognized by...

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UNB welcomes federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan as she announces funding for cutting-edge research

Communications

Posted: February 28, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard / UNB Photo Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, visited the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus to announce the recipients of the 2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund awards. This funding helps Canadian universities and their researchers acquire infrastructure to create state-of-the-art facilities that undertake cutting-edge research and technology developments. UNB is receiving $150,000 from this fund...

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UNB s Cyber Girls workshops empower girls to explore the growing world of tech

Communications

Posted: February 20, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB’s faculty of computer science is introducing a series of interactive workshops for middle school girls interested in technology. Leah Bidlake, an instructor with UNB’s faculty of computer science, notes that a common barrier between young girls and computer science is a lack of confidence due to the myths surrounding the field. “It’s important to expose young girls not only to the realities of what computer science is about, but what a computer scientist does,” she says. The girls are...

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University of New Brunswick alumni in the race for space

Communications

Posted: February 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Geoscientist Crystal LaFlamme never imagined that she would have the right stuff to be one of Canada’s next astronauts. She’s pleased to discover that she was wrong. In the highly competitive jockeying to be chosen for this country’s space program, the University of New Brunswick graduate has survived three rounds of cuts and is today one of 72 people shortlisted by the Canadian Space Agency as it seeks to recruit two new astronauts. “It is a bit surreal to be included. I immediately felt...

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UNB hosts University of Winnipeg s associate VP of Indigenous affairs

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Posted: February 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting speaker Kevin Lamoureux. The associate vice-president of Indigenous affairs with the University of Winnipeg will discuss how universities and communities can work together to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. “Meeting the TRC’s calls to action” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall. Mr. Lamoureux’s expertise in mentorship, inclusion programs and...

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Historic love letters from famous Canadian poet find a home at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 10, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Digital copy of letter from CGD Roberts to E Smith 10 November, 1926. Evelyn Smith Acquisition 2016.032 (Credit UNB Archives & Special Collections) A collection of romantic letters written by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, who is considered to be the father of Canadian poetry, has found a new home in the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections. Mr. Roberts was known to have had several romantic liaisons and much of what is known about these relationships has come from his...

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Aboriginal comedian Ryan McMahon to perform at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is hosting Anishinaabe performer Ryan McMahon as he tackles themes like reconciliation, Canada’s 150th birthday party and the intricacies of moose meat pie. “Two Moccasins, Two Worlds” will be held at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in room 143 of Marshall d’Avray Hall. With a degree in theatre and as a graduate of the Second City’s conservatory program in Toronto, Mr. McMahon’s comedic storytelling style is fast-paced, loose and...

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University of New Brunswick responds to 2017-18 provincial budget

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The provincial government announced today that it will seek agreements with publicly-funded universities to fund pilot projects and commit to four-year predictability in both tuition for students and funding provided by government. The government will seek to enter into memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with universities, recognizing each institution’s individual strengths and areas of expertise, to outline its predictable funding commitments. “We are appreciative of the provincial...

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Statement on recent Quebec City Mosque Shooting and U S Executive Order Travel Ban

Communications

Posted: January 31, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Dear Members of the UNB Community: I would like to begin by expressing condolences to the families of those fatally shot and injured in the recent attack on a Quebec City mosque. We live in an open and inclusive society and acts of terror such as this severely compromise our collective sense of security. UNB remains firmly committed to diversity, inclusion and equity in our institution. Our country is a global leader in safety, freedom, and education with a long-standing history of welcoming...

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UNB computer science piques middle school students interest in STEM

Communications

Posted: January 30, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


From left: Shelley Zimmerman, Sarah Jarvis, Carly Smith, Mike Fleming, Morgan Hornibrook, Trish Meng, Hannah Meneley, Scott Bateman, Rick Wightman, Paul Cook and Wei Song. In this technology-driven world, there’s almost no limit to what can be achieved or how computer science can be applied to our everyday lives. This opportunity for advancement, innovation and creativity is what the faculty of computer Science at UNB’s Fredericton campus shared with middle school students, who are still...

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Become a university student for a day UNB opens classes to the public

Communications

Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a university student, now is your chance. The University of New Brunswick is inviting high school students and community members to experience life on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses Jan. 30 and 31. On the Fredericton campus, the faculty of arts is hosting an open classroom event. They are opening more than 20 classes to the public over the two days. Guests will also be able to sign up for campus tours during their visit. Dr. Robert...

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Emera funds Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Emera Inc. is investing $6.2 million in the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to establish the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies. The contribution will support an Emera Chair in Smart Grid Technologies at UNB, as well as provide direct funding for smart grid research. The Smart Grid Centre will facilitate industry partnerships and innovative applied research. "Smart grid is the future of electrical power distribution,” says UNB's President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr....

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UNB welcomes two appointments to the faculty of law

Communications

Posted: January 27, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


New additions to UNB Law – “Canada’s great small law school” -- professors Michael Marin and Jane Thomson (Rob Blanchard Photo UNB) John Williamson, dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to welcome Jane Thomson and Michael Marin, two young and accomplished legal scholars, to “Canada’s great small law school.” “I’m delighted to have such high-quality professors join us, and am confident that these new faculty members will contribute to furthering the success...

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Conversations about time Effects on society climate change and politics

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


In our fast-paced society, it can seem as if our lives are governed by time. In the second installment of the University of New Brunswick’s Conversations on Time Speaker Series, Dr. Steven Turner, professor emeritus of history at UNB, will propose that time has a much deeper and profound effect on our society than just our daily schedules. During this interactive event, Dr. Turner will engage the audience with three questions about time: How have technologies, such as the mechanical clock,...

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UNB researchers release findings of Sexual Assault Climate Survey

Communications

Posted: January 19, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have released results of the UNB Sexual Assault Climate Survey that will give the university a better understanding of both attitudes towards and experiences of sexual violence among students at UNB Fredericton. The survey, developed by Dr. Rice Fuller, Dr. Lucia O’Sullivan and PhD graduate student Charlene Belu, was launched in the fall of 2015 and more than 1,200 students completed it. The survey showed 21 per cent per cent of students who were...

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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity opens at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: January 16, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opened at the University of New Brunswick today with more than $4.5 million in funding and the establishment of a research partnership with a global technology firm. Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and vice-chancellor, was joined by officials with the federal and provincial governments and representatives from IBM in Fredericton to celebrate the creation of the institute. The...

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Wanted Aspiring entrepreneurs for the summer institute

Communications

Posted: January 12, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Gracen Johnson The Summer Institute in collaboration with the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) at the University of New Brunswick is now accepting applications for their next cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs. The accelerator offers a three-month intensive for passionate people who want to take their innovative ideas and turn them into successful businesses. Each cohort spends the summer working with a group of professional designers and...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada s top employers

Communications

Posted: January 4, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


UNB has been named one of the top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada for 2017. This is the fifth 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 fostering a rewarding and fulfilling work environment benefits all aspects of the university. “Our staff and faculty are a vital part of the UNB community. Their hard work and dedication have helped UNB remain a top university in...

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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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Settlement reached in women s hockey matter at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have reached an agreement following the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2, 2016 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. UNB had applied for a judicial a review of the ruling, and had also struck a task force in June 2016 to review the matter. The task force recommended the parties enter a settlement conference to attempt to resolve the issues in dispute. The...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Contract Academic Employees (CAE) membership. This follows a positive ratification vote held by AUNBT’s CAE membership on Sept. 13, 2016. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that works for everyone,” says Dr. Daniel Coleman, chief negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to academic excellence...

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Government of Canada Helps UNB Establish Energy Innovation Program

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Program will support development of energy and cybersecurity startups The J. Herbert Smith Technology Management Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will establish an Energy Innovation Program, thanks to help from the Government of Canada and key partners focused on advancing the energy and cybersecurity sectors. Delivered through a unique accelerator, Energia Ventures, the program will support new startups and research to assist in the commercialization of...

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UNB and the CyberLaunch Academy introduce elementary students to coding robotics and virtual reality

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


CyberLaunch Academy and University of New Brunswick partnered with Garden Creek Elementary School to hold a two-hour technology workshop for students Friday. UNB computer science students and CyberLaunch Academy’s instructors introduced the fourth graders to computer science and modern information technology. Students wrote their first computer program using visual programming environment Tynker and applied their new skills by controlling a mini robot Finch. They also had the opportunity to...

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UNB receives 400 000 to aid in research of chronic illness

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Canada Inc. and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) have announced a strategic collaboration with the New Brunswick government and the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) based at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. This partnership will accelerate the creation of an integrated health information platform for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AstraZeneca and the NBHRF have generously...

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IBM announces University of New Brunswick among top organizations involved in cybercrime project

Communications

Posted: December 6, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


IBM announced this morning that the University of New Brunswick is one of the top organizations around the world working with the global firm to push new frontiers in cognitive security – leveraging IBM Watson for Cyber Security to enhance their own live security operations, while also helping IBM refine Watson’s cybersecurity capabilities and pioneer new use-cases for the technology. After training Watson this year on the language of cybersecurity, Watson is now ready to test its expertise...

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On Dec 6 the University of New Brunswick Remembers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will be hosting 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 on Dec. 6, 1989. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Many of these women were engineering students and their lives were taken in an act of gender-based violence. The Fredericton ceremony...

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UNB's Ali Ghorbani appointed Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Joy Cummings Ali Ghorbani, dean of computer science at the University of New Brunswick, has been named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity. “I’m incredibly excited by the opportunity this Canada Research Chair presents, and grateful for the federal investment and recognition,” Dr. Ghorbani said. “This will allow me to expand my research program, attract more graduate students and research associates, and increase R&D collaborations with the...

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UNB professor and PhD students win big at IBM awards

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) doctoral students and a professor of computer science received top awards recently at IBM’s 26th Annual International Centre for Advanced Studies Conference in Markham, Ont. UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. PhD candidate, Bing Yang, was awarded Student of the Year for his work on synchronizing access to data, allowing multiple accesses to data at the same time without compromising accuracy. “Bing is a...

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Lake Ecologists See Winter as a Key Scientific Frontier

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


New study finds life under the ice is diverse, complex and surprisingly active As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway. But an international team of 62 scientists looking at more than 100 lakes now concludes that life under the ice is vibrant, complex and surprisingly active. Their findings stand to...

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Reconciling representation indigenous people in popular culture

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The first nationally syndicated indigenous columnist for the CBC and advocate for Aboriginal arts, Jesse Wente, will speak on indigenous people in popular culture on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., in Room 143, Marshall d’Avray Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Mr. Wente is the first in a series of speakers sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Committee of UNB. The committee is working across all campuses of UNB to ensure the TRC calls to action are supported and...

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UNB Board of Governors and PSAC vote to ratify collective agreement for graduate student workers

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick Board of Governors and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers have voted in favour of ratifying a renewal of their collective agreement. “We are very pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Peter McDougall, associate vice-president, UNB Human Resources. “Graduate students are very important to the success of UNB and the work that they do during their course of studies is extremely...

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UNB seeks public input on university s climate change action plan

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Photo credit: Rob Blanchard The University of New Brunswick will hold public consultation sessions on Nov. 23 and 30 to develop one of the region’s first university climate change action plans. Canada has committed to reduce 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent by 2020. New Brunswick has committed to a 10 per cent reduction of 1990 levels by 2020 and 75 per cent reduction in 2001 levels by 2050. UNB is holding the first of several public consultation sessions this week,...

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University of New Brunswick launches 110 million It Begins Here campaign

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick launched its $110 million It Begins Here campaign today at simultaneous events in Fredericton and Saint John. Campaign co-chairs and UNB alumni David Ganong (BBA ’65, LLD ’12), executive vice-chair, Ganong Bros. Limited, and Robert Quartermain (BSc ’77, DSc ’09), chairman & CEO, Pretivm Resources Inc., emceed the event, setting a fundraising goal of $110 million for the campaign, the largest in UNB’s history. Half the goal – $55 million will be dedicated to...

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Leading scholar in Canadian history to challenge notions behind Confederation at UNB lecture

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Visiting Professor from the Institute of the Americas at University College London, Dr. Phillip Buckner, will deliver the 2016 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture. In his presentation, Beware the Canadian Wolf? -- The Maritimes and Confederation, he will challenge the notion that Confederation was forced on the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick governments. Many historians have argued that the Maritimes had little interest in a British North American union in the 1860s. They contend that Upper...

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UNB alumna publishes rare glimpse into the Canadian Forestry Corps

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


In her fifth book, New Brunswick historian and University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna Melynda Jarratt (BA’86, MA’95) provides a window into the world of the Canadian Forestry Corps through the eyes of her grandfather, Blackville-born Pat Hennessy. Letters from Beauly: Pat Hennessy and the Canadian Forestry Corps in Scotland 1940-1945 is the 23rd volume of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series. “Letters from Beauly gives us important insight into the effects the war had on the hundreds...

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National Framework for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence released at UNB

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) today released a comprehensive framework for police forces on dealing with intimate partner violence. “A unified police response to intimate partner violence in Canada is critical,” says Chief Kimberley Greenwood of the Barrie Police Service and co-chair of the committee that brought forward the framework. “Over the last decade, we have seen a significant change in how police services respond. In our continued focus on intimate partner...

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SHAD UNB wins youth innovation award at SHAD Cup

Communications

Posted: November 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A team of SHAD UNB students took home the Best Business Plan award at the SHAD – John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup in Toronto, finishing third overall. “Year after year, we challenge students from across Canada to collaborate at SHAD UNB to come up with solutions to big problems in society,” says Melissa Dawe, SHAD UNB’s program co-director. “This year we saw some amazing and creative solutions to the problem of food insecurity in Canada.” SHAD UNB developed ZENsense, a network of sensors...

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UNB province and federal governments invest 1 million towards new multi-research greenhouse

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The provincial and federal governments, together with the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus, are investing $1 million to build a multi-research greenhouse at the university. Back, from left: Andrew Flewelling, UNB Saint John PhD student; and Don Darling, mayor of Saint John. Front, from left: Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; UNB Saint John vice-president Robert MacKinnon; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; and Brian Baxter, chair...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2017

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has once again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, marking the fourth time in five years the institution has received the accolade. The Globe and Mail announced Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 today. UNB was the only Atlantic Canadian university to make the list and one of four Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017: The university offers full tuition...

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UNB professor pens Growing Up in Armyville an examination of the affects of military deployments on youth

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., University of New Brunswick’s Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research and the Anglophone West School District will host the launch of Growing Up in Armyville: Canada’s Military Families during the Afghanistan Mission at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Co-authored by Deborah Harrison, a retired and adjunct professor of sociology at UNB, and Patrizia Albanese, professor of sociology at Ryerson University, this...

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Renowned bionics expert to speak at the University of New Brunswick on rewiring humans

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


One of the world’s foremost experts on bionic prosthetics will be exploring the drive to rewire humans in a lecture at the University of New Brunswick next week. Levi Hargrove, director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetic and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will be delivering the Dineen Memorial Lectures at UNB. In Fredericton on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and in Saint John on Wednesday, Nov. 9, he will speak on Rewiring Humans: Improving the Control of Bionic...

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UNB launches new interdisciplinary speaker series

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is launching a new interdisciplinary speakers series called Conversations on Time. Each speaker of this three-part series will examine the theme of time through the lens of their academic field to engage participants in an interdisciplinary dialogue. “We are hoping to engage the university community in exciting interdisciplinary academic conversations, to examine one theme from multiple angles throughout the year,” Dr. Thomas Mengel, professor of leadership...

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University of New Brunswick hosts fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

Communications

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fourth annual UNB Remembers Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Memorial Hall on the Fredericton campus starting at noon. Joy Cummings Photo, UNB. The University of New Brunswick’s fourth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held in Fredericton on Friday, Nov. 4, beginning at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium. Featuring reflections and contributions from UNB faculty, staff, alumni, students and community members, this annual event...

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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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UNB holds tree blessing before clearing site for new kinesiology building

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton held a tree blessing today to recognize and honour the trees that will soon be removed as the university prepares the project site for a new home for its faculty of kinesiology. Several large trees that have stood on UNB Fredericton’s campus—traditional Wolastoqey territory—for many years were blessed by several members of UNB’s community including students, faculty and staff members. The ceremony was led by UNB’s Elder-in-Residence, Imelda...

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UNB and JDI celebrate three new scholarship recipients

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Dr. George MacLean, vice-president (academic), UNB Fredericton; Caleb Waite; Ashlyn Moody; Cameron Arthurs; Colleen Baxter, vice-president of human resources, JDI. The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) are pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB. Congratulations to Ashlyn Moody of Blackville, N.B., studying chemical engineering; and to forestry students Cameron Arthurs of Carter’s Point, Kingston Peninsula, N.B., and Caleb Waite of...

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UNB Harrison McCain Visiting Professor sharing good news about the environment

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Ever wonder what’s being done to combat the effects of air pollution in Canada? John Gunn, one of Canada’s top biologists, will present a lecture on Friday, Oct. 28 at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. He will describe Sudbury, Ontario’s 99 per cent decrease in air pollution and how similar results might be achieved across the country and around the world. “I’m talking about good news on the environment front – instead of the usual bad news,” says Dr. Gunn, a Tier 1 Canada...

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Nine new members appointed to UNB s Board of Governors

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Brian Baxter, chair of the Board of Governors for the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new members to the Board. The nine individuals represent a wide range of interests and experiences. Among them are three UNB academics, two New Brunswick mayors, two UNB students, the CEO of a New Brunswick company, and a financial products expert. UNB’s Board of Governors is a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about advancing UNB and work to...

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University of New Brunswick law dean eight alumni named to Queen s Counsel

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


John R. Williamson, the dean of the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick, joined eight other UNB Law alumni in being sworn in as Queen’s Counsel on Monday, Oct. 24, a distinction conferred during a ceremony at the New Brunswick legislature. Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau presided over the afternoon ceremony. The designation of Queen's Counsel recognizes members of the Law Society of New Brunswick who have demonstrated excellence in their service to the...

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Focus on reconciliation at UNB s Peace and Friendship Treaty Days

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is hosting the second annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days, Oct. 26 to 28, celebrating Indigenous culture and the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed by the British Crown and the Wabanaki peoples of the Maritimes. The colloquium, entitled “Education for reconciliation: What role can universities play in building peace and friendship,” provides a forum for thought leaders to discuss the role of post-secondary education in...

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UNB lecture highlights children s publishing in 1950s and 60s

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Did you ever own a 10-cent fairy tale or read children's stories in the local newspaper? On Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., Susan Fisher will take us through a visual history of Brunswick Press and The Daily Gleaner to show us how they engaged the child reader in New Brunswick at a time when books in the home were far less common than they are today. Junior Gleaners and BeaverBooks: The Colourful Children’s Books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press in the 1950s and 60s will showcase books from the time and...

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University of New Brunswick student designs circuit technique that could lead to greener devices

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A student at the University of New Brunswick has designed a new circuit technique for a wide range of electronic devices that could dramatically cut the size of circuits, leading to devices that are both faster and consume less power. Panagiotis Patros, a Phd student in Fredericton, has been been travelling to expos and conferences in the United States and Canada to showcase his new design in the hopes it will be embraced by colleagues as well as chip makers. “This can definitely make chips...

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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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RBC invests 1 million in entrepreneurship education at the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Left to right: Craig Maguire (BBA SJ ’92), Branch Manager & Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Lori Smith, Manager, Public Affairs, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Tom Gribbons (BSF ’83), VP & Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities; Kayley Reed (BPhil ‘14), co-founder and CEO, Wear Your Label; Roger Howard, Regional President, Atlantic Provinces, RBC; Dhirendra Shukla, Dr. J. Herbert Smith ACOA Chair, UNB; Luc Pellerin, VP, Commercial Banking Services, RBC; Mara Payn-McGrath,...

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Leveraging the power of education in reaching reconciliation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The following commentary appeared in the Oct. 11, 2016 edition of the Daily Gleaner. The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action offer Canada a genuine opportunity to build a better future for all of us. We understand the barriers better, ways around them have been described, now we need to work together to take them down. In New Brunswick, all of our peoples signed Peace and Friendship Treaties centuries ago. These agreements bind us but we have not yet...

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UNB opens recruitment office in Beijing

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick officially opened a student recruitment office today at the Canadian International School of Beijing in Beijing, China. This is the only recruitment office in China held by an Atlantic Canadian university. UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Eddy Campbell was accompanied to Beijing by Premier Brian Gallant, along with a delegation from New Brunswick and officials from the Canadian Embassy. “We are thrilled by the prospects and the future we are building. With...

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UNB to award professors emeriti rankings teaching awards at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick will honour four outstanding individuals for their accomplishments and commitment to teaching at its Convocation ceremonies next week. UNB Fredericton will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to two of its retired faculty members at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 20. Professor Emeriti Distinctions Tony Diamond, professor emeritus in biology and forestry and environmental management Appointed as a research professor in 1994, Dr. Tony Diamond has had a significant...

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UNB to grant four honorary degrees at Convocation

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Daryl Branscombe, Siauw Ng, Geoff Flood and Barbara Stegemann UNB will grant four honorary degrees during its Convocation ceremonies this month.  UNB Fredericton’s 62nd Convocation: Thursday, Oct. 20 Alumnus, business leader and community volunteer Daryl Branscombe will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Daryl Branscombe graduated from UNB with a teaching degree, and before embarking on the world of business, taught for 10 years. He joined Greenarm Corporation Ltd. in 1985, and...

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Shari Graydon to deliver lecture on increasing women s involvement in public discourse

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


For some women, it can be a gut reaction to second-guess themselves and their credentials. Shari Graydon wants to put an end to that mindset. Ms. Graydon, advocate, author and founder of Informed Opinions, will present a public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick highlighting the profiles of female researchers in the media. Informed Opinions, Ms. Graydon’s organization, aims to amplify women’s...

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Joint Statement Regarding Women s Hockey Decision

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


University of New Brunswick – New Brunswick Human Rights Commission - Sylvia Dooley The University of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and Sylvia (Bryson) Dooley have agreed to an adjournment of the judicial review of the Labour and Employment Board’s March 2 ruling compelling UNB to reinstate a women’s varsity hockey team. The hearing scheduled for October 18 was adjourned with the consent of all parties to attempt to resolve the issues in dispute. A Judge of the...

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Professor launches book on Oland trial

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, will have a number of events this month and next for Truth and Honour, his new book on the high-profile murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland and the trial of the slain executive’s son, Dennis Oland. The first will be a launch event on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at UNB’s Grand Hall in uptown Saint John, followed by an author talk and book signing Oct. 15 at Indigo East Point in...

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UNB welcomes new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates

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Posted: October 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has created two new positions dedicated full-time to addressing the issue of sexual assault on its campuses. After launching the university’s Sexual Assault Policy and procedures in spring 2016, UNB committed to creating positions devoted to supporting those impacted by sexual assault and to help foster a more respectful environment on its campuses. The new Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocates will serve UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses as well as...

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The Red Shawl Campaign Honouring Our Sisters

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre invites all members of the community to take part in its second annual Red Shawl Campaign, honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada as well as their families. “During the month of October, we can work together to provide hope and healing for families and to reclaim justice for these women through this honouring and public awareness. We invite all members of our communities to participate in the Red Shawl Campaign,” says Imelda Perley,...

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Top experts speak on cyberthreats in the 21st century

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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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UNB hosts annual fall Career and Educational Options Fair

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Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


More than 800 students are expected at this year’s fall Career and Education Options Fair. The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is hosting its 2016 Fall Career and Educational Options Fair on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER’s performance gym. Lisa Corey, director of UNB’s Career Development and Employment Centre, says post-secondary students and alumni from UNB Fredericton, St. Thomas University, New Brunswick Community College and UNB...

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UNB s president emeritus honoured with lifetime achievement award

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Posted: September 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick president emeritus, was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award from Startup Canada for his work on promoting entrepreneurship in Canada. The organization saluted Dr. McLaughlin at its regional awards ceremony on Sept. 13 by awarding him with the Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in Canadian Entrepreneurship. “This recognition of John’s leadership is richly deserved. Without his work...

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Hundreds expected on UNB Fredericton campus for Homecoming later this week

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Fredericton – Hundreds of people are expected to converge on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick this week as the annual Homecoming celebrations get underway. Homecoming 2016, running from Thursday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 2, includes a wide array of events and celebrations, including a showcase of UNB research, a Homecoming football game, a family fun festival and a Saturday evening tasting event to name just a few. “Since 1914, the University of New Brunswick has...

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Front row, from left: Terry Fitzpatrick, Amanda Eng, Christena Dykstra, Marc Montero Cuizon, Tuan Bui, Lauren Adam. Back, from left: Emily Jackson, Nadia Kashetsky, Charlotte Pyke, Alyson Pickard-Tattrie, Gabrielle Robin, Brittany Rioux, Marija Veljanovska. Not shown (unable to attend): Kelsie Armstrong, Anna Caulfield, Sarah Evans, Geneva McSheffery. Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 17 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of...

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University of New Brunswick professor heralded with distinguished teaching award

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB physics professor Dr. Benedict Newling has received a 2016 Association of Atlantic Universities’ Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes outstanding teaching through a proven commitment to enhanced student engagement, a reflective and intentional approach to teaching practices, and dedication to improving teaching methods. “Teaching and knowledge transfer are at the core of UNB’s academic mission. Ben is an example for all of us, a gifted professor admired by his students for...

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New Brunswick scientists build national river science powerhouse

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Researchers based at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are playing lead roles within the internationally acclaimed Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), which, in the lead up to World Rivers Day on Sept. 25, is releasing a report today highlighting its first 15 years of achievements. Founded in 2001 by four visionary aquatic scientists at UNB, the CRI has grown into a network of 22 science directors and their multi-disciplinary research teams based at 14 universities and institutions across...

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Scotiabank Invests 1 Million in the University of New Brunswick s Student Abroad Programs and Honours Former Chief Executive

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) now have more opportunities to study and learn abroad thanks to Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank. Scotiabank today announced that it is furthering its commitment to international study awards at UNB with a leadership gift of $1 million. The new funds will be used to support awards for students interested in pursuing educational opportunities overseas. “I wish to extend my thanks to Scotiabank for this exceptional gift,” said Eddy...

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When prayers are not enough

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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 receives 24 87-million investment towards new kinesiology facility

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pictured from left: Dr. Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New Brunswick; Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament, Fredericton; Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard; Hon. Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick; Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick; Hon. Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier, Minister responsible for Families and Children, Minister responsible for Military Affairs The...

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UNB welcomes new students

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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 and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Student Workers

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 60550 Union of Graduate Student Workers are pleased to announce that with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, they have reached consensus on a renewal Collective Agreement. This tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the Union of Graduate Student Workers membership and the UNB Board of Governors in the coming weeks. Further details will be available following ratification. Media...

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UNB researchers study a novel way to build muscle in older adults without exercise

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are embarking on a study that they hope leads to the development of a protein drink that helps build muscle in the body without exercise. Danielle Bouchard and Martin Sénéchal, assistant professors of kinesiology at UNB, are leading the effort with colleagues to find ways to leverage the muscle-building power of protein supplements. This study focuses on adults over the age of 65. As we age, our muscle mass deteriorates. In advanced age, this...

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Students receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships to attend UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Finnegan Kummer of Little Shemogue, N.B. and Catherine Hall of Johnville, N.B. have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, there were more than 1,500 Schulich Leader nominees...

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

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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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Younger caregivers face increased risk of depression and distress new University of New Brunswick study finds

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Caregivers of persons with mental health or addictions problems tend to be younger and face an increased risk of depression and psychological distress than other caregiver groups, according to a new study out of the University of New Brunswick. The study is one of the first in the country to look at these caregivers as a distinct group using recent data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 General Social Survey. Dr. Amanda Slaunwhite is a NBHRF & CIHR-SPOR-MSSU Fellow in the department of sociology...

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UNB nursing prof receives major grant to help improve health care for vulnerable populations

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Tracey Rickards will be working to improve the care of vulnerable populations in Fredericton, thanks to a major grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). Dr. Rickards, an assistant professor with UNB’s faculty of nursing, was recently named a recipient of an Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. She is one of only two Maritime recipients of the prestigious grant, which will allow her to work directly with...

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Provincial task force aims to better equip students for life after graduation

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


A new province-wide task force on experiential education wants to make New Brunswick the destination place in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. The task force is developing a plan to ensure students enrolled in New Brunswick’s post-secondary institutions have opportunities to graduate with the skills and confidence that have become increasingly important in today’s market. “More and more, students and employers are looking for...

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Shawna Bergin named registrar at UNB Fredericton

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. George Maclean, vice-president academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Shawna Bergin will be taking on the role of registrar on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Ms. Bergin comes to the role with nearly 15 years of experience with UNB and the PSE environment. For the past six years, she’s served as associate registrar for admissions. In that position, she's proven herself to be an invaluable part of the university by providing...

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UNB to launch new online course for faculty and staff on accommodating students with disabilities

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is preparing to launch an innovative new online course for faculty and instructors around accommodating students with differences in abilities. The course is the result of nearly two years of work on the part of the university’s Office of Human Rights & Positive Environment, Student Accessibility Centre and the Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning. It’s designed to help instructors understand the principles surrounding the requirement to accommodate...

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New pharmacy opens doors at the University Bookstore

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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

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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

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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

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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 students alumni and professors shoot new film

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


UNB students, graduates and professors just wrapped principal filming on a new short film, Chiaroscuro. Directed by Amy Bourgaize,“Chiaroscuro” follows Abel who is turning 30, single and worried about his snoring problem. After he records himself sleeping he unexpectedly discovers a visitor - a mysterious woman who creeps into his bed once the lights are out. He then has to decide what lengths he will go to for comfort. The cast included professor John Ball from the department of english....

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UNB PhD candidate jumping on the Pokémon Go movement

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crO9BTyuhWU&feature=youtu.be A whole new era of gaming is taking not only the streets of New York by storm, but University of New Brunswick campuses too. Pokémon Go is changing video games, one PokéStop at a time. Nathan Thompson, PhD candidate in sociology and member of the Games and Culture Research Group at UNB in Fredericton, says this movement is something the game industry has never seen before. “It is a moment of change in our culture and as a game...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

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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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National project puts a face on sacrifice in World Wars

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new national project has put a face to Canada’s veterans of the World Wars – and brought those faces to Canadian streets. The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick received a contribution from the federal government last year to commemorate the World Wars through their Commemorate Canada Program. A portion of that funding was to develop street light banners recognizing our Victoria Cross recipients from the First and Second World Wars and to...

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UNB ranked among top universities in the world

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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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Prominent public policy scholar Dr Herb Emery joins the University of New Brunswick

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Herb Emery, a pre-eminent economist and public policy scholar, is joining the University of New Brunswick as the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics. An advisor to federal and provincial policymakers, Dr. Emery comes to the University of New Brunswick from the University of Calgary. A prominent focus of his research is on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of long-standing regional disparities that have existed since Confederation, if not earlier. “Given his...

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UNB-dominated crew tackles epic film shoot for upcoming release

Communications

Posted: July 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


A new film set for release this fall drew together University of New Brunswick professors, staff, alumni and students in a unique adaptation of a short story from a book that recently captured the top award at the East Coast Literary Awards. “This was an epic film shoot. It must have been the toughest film shoot we’ve ever been on, in terms of what we trying to do with it,” says Dr. Robert Gray, a UNB English professor and producer on the short film drawn from his book, Entropic. In June, the...

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Experts descend on Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at UNB

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Researchers from around the world have started to land in Fredericton for the Hockey Conference at the University of New Brunswick on July 6 and 7. The conference will see 50-plus researchers and practitioners present and discuss hockey topics, including analytics, gender, coaching, the body, history, nationalism and more. Hockey experts from the city, province, and beyond will attend. These include former Olympic and NHL coaches Ted Nolan and Tom Coolen, NHL scout Luc Gauthier, Montreal...

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UNB and Unifor Local 4504 agree on a new collective agreement

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and Unifor Local 4504 are pleased to announce they have ratified a 39-month renewal collective agreement. Considering the current challenging fiscal environment both parties were able to reach a mutually beneficial settlement that builds on the long, productive relationship that has developed over a great many years. Unifor Local 4505 represents approximately 300 staff providing a range of important support services in two separate bargaining units on the UNB...

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UNB professor to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

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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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Learning by doing UNB entrepreneurs pitch firms to business leaders

Communications

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Pitching a new company or design idea to influential businesspeople is a daunting task for many. But what may seem like a nerve-wracking ordeal is just another week at the J. Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick. It’s a Thursday morning and three Master in Engineering, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) candidates are pitching their business ideas to a panel of New Brunswick’s business leaders and managers. Four New Brunswick business leaders were on hand...

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UNB and AUNBT reach tentative settlement for their 13th full-time Collective Agreement

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


After less than two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) Full-Time group 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. Van Lantz, Chief Negotiator for UNB. “We share a commitment to academic excellence and student success and that was prevalent amongst all discussions. Our intent...

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UNB associate professor named director of Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

Communications

Posted: June 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot more to mathematics than equations that need to be solved. “People don’t often think of mathematics in the same way as they think of the other sciences like astronomy, where researchers look into telescopes and discover fantastic things about the universe,” says Dr. Seahra, associate professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick. “But in a lot of ways, mathematical truths are an integral part of...

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute salutes entrepreneurial successes with latest awards

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


The annual Wallace McCain Institute Growth Awards recognize some of the region’s most-promising business leaders for significant success in developing their companies over the past 12 months. This year, the awards celebrated achievements that include: a Halifax company scaling up to take its first product to market, a Fredericton entrepreneur who tripled the size of her enterprise, a Moncton entrepreneur who has witnessed 150 per cent growth and a St. Stephen company providing home care that...

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

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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

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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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Varsity Reds alumni inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


David Foley can now add Hall of Famer to his list of achievements. He is the first soccer athlete to be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour to be inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame,” says Mr. Foley. “I feel fortunate to be the first soccer player to do so.” Mr. Foley played four seasons with the Varsity Reds men’s soccer team starting in 1983, and then 1985 to 1987. In 1984, a pair of significant ankle injuries cost Mr. Foley the equivalent of an entire...

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Patricia Seaman named acting dean of UNB s faculty of nursing

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


Dr. Jane Fritz, Interim Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Seaman has been named acting dean of the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus. Dr. Seaman will assume the role on August 1 when the current dean, Dr. Kathleen Valentine, will take up a position at Clemson University in South Carolina. “I couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Seaman has agreed to take on this critical role for the coming academic year,” said...

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George MacLean named new vice-president academic Fredericton

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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

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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

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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 staff member honoured for breaking down barriers

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Posted: June 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton


For years, Kelley Flowers, disability resource co-ordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, has been breaking down barriers for students with disabilities. Ms. Flowers was recently given the Disability Awareness Week Award from the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons as part of the 2016 Disability Awareness Week activities. The award was presented to her by Randy Dickinson, former chair of the premier’s council. Mr. Dickinson describes Ms. Flowers as...

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Dedicated staffer receives life membership to national board

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


It’s been a week of honours to cap off a career of dedication for one UNB staff member. Anne Soucy, director of the Career Development and Employment Centre at UNB, received a life membership from the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) in Montreal on May 30. The award is rare and meaningful – it’s handed out on a case-by-case basis, not annually, so one must have to meet exceptional criteria to receive it. “I was shocked when I got the phone call,” said Ms. Soucy....

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UNB UdeM NBCC and CCNB announce Civil Engineering MOU

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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

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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

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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

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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 s Wallace McCain Institute names latest cohort for its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


After an intense two-day process, internally called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick has named its ninth cohort to join its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program. With 352 nominations this year, the 16 below truly represent the region’s highest-growth potential entrepreneurs in the greater Atlantic area. These 16 entrepreneurs will now meet for two days per month over the next year in an elite program with speakers and peer interaction. The alumni...

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Working with Rural Communities to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Improve Justice System Responses

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


On Monday, May 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to - 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) and the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) will host an event to launch the final report for their project entitled Rural Realities Faced by Service Providers When Helping Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Navigate the Justice System. Intimate partner violence (IPV), including physical, emotional, sexual, and economic...

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UNB applies for judicial review of women s hockey decision

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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

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

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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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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


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

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UNB hosts free screening of feature length documentary The Millennial Dream

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

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


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

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


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

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


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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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

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


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

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


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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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

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


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

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


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

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


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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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

Communications

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

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


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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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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Phillip Crymble Gerard Beirne and R W Gray celebrate book launches

Communications

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

Communications

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

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


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

Communications

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

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


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

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UNB professor to deliver public lecture about Einstein s ripples

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

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

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Commentary Flag s story should become more widely appreciated

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

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

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Commentary Rivers Institute puts science into action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Associate professor appointed CETL Visiting Scholar

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

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

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UNB researcher examines link between violence and heart health

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

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

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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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Standing ovation Rockin the stage overcoming academic anxiety workshop

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

Category: UNB Fredericton


What do athletes, class presenters, performing artists and thesis defenders have in common? They are all required to perform even when they are nervous or worried about the outcome. UNB Counselling Services offers a recurring workshop that uses sport psychology principles including cognitive behavioural therapy to help students overcome academic related anxiety. “Standing ovation - Rocking the stage and overcoming academic anxiety” is a skills-based workshop providing strategies aimed at...

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Three Canada Research Chairs announced for UNB

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

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

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

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

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

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Expand your mind with the Year of Creativity

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

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

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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

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

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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

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

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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

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

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

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Internationally renowned Canadian literature scholar to deliver Pacey lecture

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

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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

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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

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

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

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UNB alumnus named ambassador to the United States

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

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

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Update on public health issue at UNB Fredericton

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

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


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

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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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

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

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

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

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Commentary Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement

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

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

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Dietitian Anna Jackson joins Student Health Centre

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

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

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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

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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

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

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UNB economic class talks money with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

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

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

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UNB Fredericton marks White Ribbon Day

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

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

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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

Communications

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

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


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

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

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 alumnus presents Steve Jobs vs the Measles

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

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

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2015 Business Awards Dinner to recognize 515 680 in scholarships

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

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

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UNB computer science initiative sparks young girls interest in technology

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

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

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

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

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Serving and supporting students with invisible disabilities

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

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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

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

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

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UNB researcher leads commercial launch of mobility aid in U S

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

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

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CS Square awards UNB computer science students for top business ideas

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

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

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UNB community wins at Silver Wave Film Festival

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

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

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UNB s Gregg Centre on the nature of the ISIS problem

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

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

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Dr Annica Andersson presents Troubling Mathematics Education

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

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

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Green UNB Earth Day Every Day

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

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

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2016

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

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

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UNB s Andrews Initiative presents Jesse Hirsh

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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UNB receives 1 million for new Health Research Chair in Diabetes

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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

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UNB prof named German Academic Exchange Service Research Ambassador

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

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

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Breakthrough in prosthesis research hinges on human caring

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

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

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

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

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

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50th annual lumberjack tournament held on UNB campus

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

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

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UNB has been named one of Canada s top research universities

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

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


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

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Natalia Stakhanova attempts to trace malware back to its source

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

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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