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Business faculty announces MBA student award recipients

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB releases fourth Green Review highlighting campus sustainability

UNB Newsroom

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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Scale Up Atlantic Canada announces first official cohort

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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Nursing students engaged in community experiential opportunities

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB researcher seeking participants for flood study

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

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 researchers helping food banks to better respond to needs of communities

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB launches Mawoluhkhotipon: Ally and Safe Space Program

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB signs accreditation with CPHR

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB launches FutureReadyNB to support student job training and employer recruitment

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB offers sales specialization stream to MBA students

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB professor examining health implications of precarious labour movement

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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Dr. Michel Rod appointed UNB Saint John dean of business

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB’s Second Annual Undergraduate Business Case Competition

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada’s top employers

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB Saint John to host new NB-IRDT satellite location

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB ceremonies honour victims of the Montreal Massacre

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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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 welcomes a new Vice-President of the Saint John campus

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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Amanda Reid Rogers named Piluwitahasuwin at UNB

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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UNBers to receive two New Brunswick Humanitarian Awards

UNB Newsroom

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 named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB hosts sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony

UNB Newsroom

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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Harrison McCain Foundation Faculty Award recipients announced for 2018

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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UNB SRC president receives youth mentoring award

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB to grant three honorary degrees during upcoming graduation ceremonies

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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Business student team nabs second prize at case competition

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB professor heralded with educational leadership award

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars for 2017-18

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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Renowned author to kick off 2018-19 Lorenzo Reading Series

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB signs MOU with Civilized

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB welcomes new students

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


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

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


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

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from her new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Bestselling author Jane Urquhart reads from new novel Sanctuary Line

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

Category: Events , UNB Saint John


Bestselling author Jane Urquhart will read from her new novel, Sanctuary Line on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Ever since The Whirlpool (1986) won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, Jane Urquhart, the author of six novels, has been earning awards and accolades for her work. Away (1993) won the Trillium Book Award; The Underpainter (1997) won a Governor General's Award. The Stone Carvers (2001) was a finalist for both the Governor General's Award and the...

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Saint John campus gets technology upgrade

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

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

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UNB sustainability project to create wildlife friendly gardens on Fredericton campus

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

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


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

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UNB s Wallace McCain Institute supports IT firm s expansion into Miramichi

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


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

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Walter and Joan Flewelling Memorial Scholarship applications being accepted

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB hosts digital health and technology announcement

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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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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Dr Heidi MacDonald appointed as dean of arts

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB scientist wins 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Award

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


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

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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UNB signs MOU with Canada House Wellness Group

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

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


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

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Valedictorians distinguished professors to take the stage at UNB graduation ceremonies

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB dean recognized for outstanding contributions to higher education

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB s Saint John campus adopts HotSpot Parking

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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UNB Board of Governors approves 2018-2019 budget

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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2018 Graduating Student Leaders honoured at UNB s Saint John campus

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted at UNB

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


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

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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Six UNB professors celebrated at upcoming books event

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's department of history and politics will be celebrating the launch of books by six of its professors on Tuesday, March 27 at the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square, Saint John. All have written or edited books published in 2017 or 2018.  Dr. Joanna Everitt, Dr. J.P. Lewis, Dr. Cheryl Fury, Dr. Debra Lindsay, Dr. Greg Marquis and a retired member of the department, Dr. Stewart Hyson, are being celebrated at the event. "We're very proud of our faculty and...

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


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

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UNB s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan

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

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


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

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Author Sarah Faber to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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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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An architect of poverty reduction strategy to speak at UNB

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

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


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

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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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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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Author Steven Heighton featured at Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Steven Heighton, novelist, short story writer and poet, will read from his latest book, The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep, on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Mr. Heighton is the author of 14 books, including three short story collections, three novels and six poetry collections. His poetry collection The Waking Comes Late, received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He is also the author of the...

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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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Become a student for the day at UNB s Saint John campus

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus will be giving high school students the unique opportunity next week to experience the life of a university student. The campus will be opening its doors on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30 to high school students from all grades for Student for a Day. The program gives students the experience of what it’s like to attend a university. “It's a great opportunity for students to not only experience the university classroom environment, but...

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Author Janie Chang to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Janie Chang will read from her novel Dragon Springs Road on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. Chang’s first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 B.C. Book Prizes’ Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, which is awarded to the author of the best work of literary fiction, and one of nine Canadian books long-listed for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, Dragon Springs Road, has...

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UNB students to race the clock in competition to solve real-world business issues

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Posted: January 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick business students will this week be competing to solve real-world issues for a local company in the first undergraduate business case competition hosted by the Saint John campus. The Faculty of Business undergraduate competition on Friday and Saturday gives third and fourth-year business students a chance to work on cases shared with them by a local company. Teams don’t find details about the case until the morning of the competition and then they have only 26...

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UNB professor honoured with award for leadership in education

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Posted: January 17, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


As he walks the halls of the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, business professor Emin Civi is rarely without a smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement to students. His enthusiasm and passion for his job shines. “Emin Civi is much admired and respected by his faculty colleagues, staff and students alike and his presence here at UNB Saint John is an enormous asset to the faculty of business, the university and the community,” says Fazley Siddiq, dean of business on...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Susan White

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Posted: January 10, 2018 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Writer Susan White will read from Maple Sugar Pie on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Ms. White was born in New Brunswick, eventually moving to the Kingston Peninsula. After retiring from teaching, she began writing full time. Her first book, The Year Mrs. Montague Cried (2011) won the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. Her second book, Ten Thousand Truths (2012), received honourable mention...

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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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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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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature reading by novelist Michael Kaan

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Novelist Michael Kaan will read from The Water Beetles on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of Saint John campus. Mr. Kaan was born in Winnipeg, the second child of a father from Hong Kong and a Canadian mother. The Water Beetles is his first novel, and is a finalist for a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award. Written in restrained, yet beautiful and affecting prose, The Water Beetles is an engrossing story of adventure and survival. Based...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2017

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick today announced that New Brunswick students, Taylor Lee of Second Falls, N.B. and Brianna Forbes of Targettville, N.B. are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000.00 ($10,000.00 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB’s Saint John campus with a history of exemplary achievements as students, athletes and community leaders. Taylor Lee, a former Fundy High School student, is the 2011 McCain...

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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 professor to be inducted as a Chevalier Knight in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France

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Posted: November 6, 2017 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, a professor at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, is to be awarded the distinction of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre du Mérite Maritime of France for his work as a researcher, teacher and communicator in the field of marine biology and aquaculture. Dr. Chopin will be invested into the Order by Her Excellency, Mrs. Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada, on Nov. 21 at a ceremony at the Consulate General of France in Moncton. The Ordre du Mérite...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Pauline Dakin

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Well-known CBC journalist Pauline Dakin will read from her book RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Saint John Free Public Library at Market Square. Ms. Dakin is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax. A journalist who has worked in radio, television and print, she was also a senior producer for CBC Nova Scotia and host of CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice. Ms. Dakin has received a litany national...

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UNB Remembers ceremony to commemorate service and sacrifice

UNB Newsroom

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

UNB Newsroom

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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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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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature Bruce Meyer

UNB Newsroom

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet and educator Bruce Meyer will read from Portraits of Canadian Writers and 1967: Centennial Year on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In Portraits of Canadian Writers, Dr. Meyer shares the portraits of some of Canada’s most beloved writers alongside anecdotes that reveal their personalities. Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Ray Robertson, Bronwen Wallace – these are just a few authors whose unforgettable words have made them icons of Canadian literary...

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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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UNB researcher presents new technology at G20 summit

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Chris Baker is in Berlin, Germany this week to present a new data federation technology at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Chief Scientists of the G20 (MACS-G20). Dr. Baker, chair of the computer science department at UNB’s campus in Saint John, will be presenting new technologies showing how open data sets can be integrated to provide decision support for agricultural consultants. The organizers of the Berlin meeting are GODAN, a G8...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Patti LaBoucane-Benson and illustrator Kelly Mellings will read from their award-winning book, The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. In this graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives. Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his...

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UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival presents The Toronto Consort

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Lorenzo Society Music Series and the Saint John Early Music Festival will present the renowned Toronto Consort performing Shakespeare’s Songbook in Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. The performance is free of charge to students, staff and faculty of UNB Saint John (UNB ID required). Tickets for off-campus audience members ($20 adults, $15 seniors and $5 students) can be purchased at the door on the night and there will be free on-campus...

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UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series to kick off 2017 18 season

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series will kick off its 2017-18 season with Wayne Clifford reading from his 14th book of poetry, Flying the Truck on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Flying the Truck is the result of Wayne Clifford’s two years as poet-in-residence with the New Brunswick Museum during its Grand Lake Protected Area Bioblitz in 2013 and 2014. “I don’t think of science, the practice of knowledge, as...

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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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UNB welcomes Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of science applied science and engineering

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has appointed Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong as dean of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. van Zyll de Jong comes to UNB from Memorial University, where he served as associate professor of applied ecology in the School of Science and Environment at Grenfell Campus. Dr. van Zyll de Jong served a three-year term as Director of the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) at Memorial University from 2012-2015. He was also the co-lead of the...

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UNB's Saint John College now an official CELPIP test centre

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Saint John College at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus is now offering the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), Canada’s leading English language test for those applying for Canadian permanent residency and citizenship. Saint John College is excited to offer the CELPIP, and hopes to address the needs of the immigrant community by offering the CELPIP tests, which are officially recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...

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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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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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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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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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Inside a DNA research lab at UNB Decoding life under our waters to ensure species survival

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Four hundred million lines of text: that’s how much data is in a single gene-sequencing file when Scott Pavey’s team receives it. If you wanted to scan it manually, and generously assume it would take one second per line to look at, it would take you 12 and a half years of reading around the clock to get through it all. Fortunately, Dr. Pavey is backed up by $1 million in infrastructure, making his lab at the University of New Brunswick the most sophisticated of its kind in the...

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UNB names Wallace McCain Institute Entrepreneurial Leaders

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


After an intense two-day process called "The Choosing," the Wallace McCain Institute, at the University of New Brunswick, has named the 10th cohort of its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP). This group of 28 entrepreneurs has a collective economic footprint of $63 million in revenue and 550 employees across the Greater Atlantic Area. With 419 nominations this year, the 28 cohorts faced stiff competition in the selection process. These business leaders in ELP10 will meet for two days...

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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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UNB launches postdoctoral fellowship program

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Two New Purdy Crawford Fellowships in Public Policy will support applied research with immediate impact The University of New Brunswick has launched a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program to honour one of Canada’s most respected business leaders, the late Dr. Purdy Crawford, CC. The Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility supports UNB researchers who will help ensure that the people of New Brunswick have access to education, health care and other programs...

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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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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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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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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions at UNB Saint John

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Middle and high school students from across New Brunswick will put their computer programming skills to the test at two annual competitions hosted by the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. "As a leader in computer science, UNB is proud to be hosting these events again this year,” said Ruth Shaw, professor of computer science at UNB Saint John and co-ordinator of both events. “Computer programming skills are vital in our rapidly changing economy and the skills these young...

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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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UNB student digs deep for athletic and academic success

Communications

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

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


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

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Accomplished UNB student recruited by Air Canada CEO

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Students are generally told to “make the most” of their time at university. University of New Brunswick Saint John student, and one of its 2017 Graduating Student Leadership Award winners, Dana Dodsworth seems to have taken that advice to heart. The award is given to students who has “made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their academic program/department, or to UNB Saint John as a whole.” Ms. Dodsworth checked those boxes and then some, completing multiple co-op...

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University of New Brunswick researcher invited to Monaco to present on developing integrated aquaculture in marine protected areas

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick marine biology researcher Thierry Chopin was an invited panelist at the eighth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held recently in Monaco. The Monaco Blue Initiative was launched in 2010 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, and is co-organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco. Its members meet annually to discuss current, and anticipate future, global challenges of...

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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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University of New Brunswick professor up for awards for Oland book history of policing text

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland, a book by Greg Marquis, a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus, has been named as a finalist for Canada’s National Business Book Award. It is the first of two of Dr. Marquis’ books to be nominated for awards this year, as he also recently learned that his law-enforcement history The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 has been nominated for an Atlantic Book Award. "I...

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Professor Greg Marquis to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Greg Marquis, professor of history and politics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, will read from Truth & Honour on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Truth and Honour explores the 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland, of the prominent family that owns Moosehead Breweries, the ensuing police investigation and the arrest, trial and conviction of the victim’s son Dennis Oland for second-degree murder. Dennis Oland’s trial would be the most...

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Seaweeds could be the key to Parkinson s disease cure researchers find

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Seaweeds could hold the key to a cure for Parkinson’s disease, says a researcher at the University of New Brunswick. Thierry Chopin, a professor of marine biology and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network based at UNB Saint John, was one of the authors of a study published recently in the journal Neuroscience Letters. The emergence of Parkinson’s disease is linked to the misfolding of the protein α-synuclein. The researchers found that an extract...

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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 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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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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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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Meags Fitzgerald to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning illustrator, graphic novelist and stop-motion animator Meags Fitzgerald will read from Photobooth: A Biography on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on UNB’s Saint John campus. For almost a century, chemical photo booths have occupied public spaces, giving people the opportunity to quickly take inexpensive, quality photos. In the last decade these machines have started to rapidly disappear, causing an eclectic group of individuals from around the...

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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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Where math and fun intersect

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest. “The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator, “thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.” Founded in France in 1991, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian...

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Terry Fox Research Institute invests 5 million in research effort lead by the University of New Brunswick

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Terry Fox Research Institute today announced an investment of $5 million for New Brunswick researchers and their colleagues at other cancer centres in Canada to study how new precision medicine tools could improve, and potentially save, the lives of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “This $5 million for the Multiple Myeloma Molecular Monitoring Study will enable this world-class research team to apply cutting-edge tools of...

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Author Riel Nason to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Shane Nason Author Riel Nason will read from All the Things We Leave Behind on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Riel Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human emotion. Riel Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, not far from the St. John River. She now lives in...

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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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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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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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New centre for children with complex health conditions launched

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A new centre set up to aid children with complex health conditions and their families has been launched by researchers at the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University. NaviCare/SoinsNavi is a virtual centre that will help young patients and their families navigate the maze of health care needs and professionals they often confront. Funded by a generous $750,000 donation by the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation, the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service was developed by Dr....

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Acclaimed author Lisa Moore to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Nathalie Marsh Acclaimed author Lisa Moore will read from Flannery on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Written in Lisa Moore’s exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing — often all on the same page. It is a novel whose spell no reader will be able to resist. Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of February and Alligator. February won CBC's Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for...

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UNB named one of Atlantic Canada s top employers

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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

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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

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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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Provincial government invests more than 200 000 in UNBSJ s Promise Partnership

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The provincial government has invested more than $216,000 in the Promise Partnership over the last two academic years at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus through the Access and Success program. “Your government believes that a well-educated workforce is essential to growing the economy and creating jobs. That is why we are pleased to support important programs like the Promise Partnership, which helps guide youth by providing them with information about their...

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UNB Board of Governors vote to ratify collective agreement

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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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On Dec 6 the University of New Brunswick Remembers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Author Heather O Neill to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Heather O’Neill will read from Daydreams of Angels on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Her unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with the vulnerability and charm of her characters Nouschka and Baby and the irreverent descriptions of their lives on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, with critics...

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National Framework for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence released at UNB

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 and JDI celebrate three new scholarship recipients

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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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Nine new members appointed to UNB s Board of Governors

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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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Award-winning writer Kevin Donovan to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: The Toronto Star Kevin Donovan, an investigative reporter and editor of the Toronto Star, will read from Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace. A...

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Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay holds readings at UNB

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

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Elizabeth Hay will read from His Whole Life on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Elizabeth Hay’s novel, Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book Award and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award) and Small Change. In 2002, she received the...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2015-16

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

Category: UNB Saint John


One hundred and eighty-two students in the faculty of science, applied science and engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2015-16. Bruce MacDonald, acting dean of the faculty, 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. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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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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Preeminent researcher and television host to speak on coastal squeeze

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

Category: UNB Saint John


A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the Foxtel/BBC television series Coast Australia. An expert in how humans impact harbours, coasts and estuarine habitats, Dr. Johnston is pro vice-chancellor (research) at the...

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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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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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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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Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo courtesy of the author Writer Richard Kelly Kemick and poet Katherine Leyton will read from Caribou Run and All the Gold Hurts My Mouth, respectively, on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry, prose, and criticism have been published in magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, including The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and Tin House (Open Bar). He has won the poetry prizes of both Grain magazine and...

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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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UNB Saint John athletes named national scholars

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Kaitlin Casey and Katherine Houser Sixteen members of the UNB Saint John varsity athletics program received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic National Scholar Awards for the 2015-16 season. They are: Kathryn Magee, basketball Allyson McLaughlin, basketball Marcel Boudreau, basketball Jarred Crawford, basketball Lars Moffatt, basketball Andrew Robart, basketball Antonio Duplessis, soccer Bruce Savoie, soccer Kaitlin Casey, soccer Madison Long, soccer Kayla Nice,...

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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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UNB researcher part of global examination of seaweed industry

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, recently collaborated on a policy brief through the United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Safeguarding the Future of the Global Seaweed Aquaculture Industry is the work of 30 researchers, from 21 institutions in nine countries. Seaweed aquaculture is undergoing a rapid global expansion...

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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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University of New Brunswick researcher taps open data to help tackle world hunger

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

Category: UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick professor Chris Baker is on a journey to help solve global hunger – by harnessing the power of open data. Dr. Baker is invited to speak next week at an international summit in New York City that is bringing together world leaders, researchers, farmers, and students to discuss how openly sharing data might help ease hunger and malnutrition. In addition to attending the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) summit, he will also attend a high-level...

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Author Debra Komar to kick off 2016-17 Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John

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

Category: UNB Saint John


Photo credit: Dan Froese Author Debra Komar will read from Black River Road on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Oland Theatre in the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, the renowned forensic anthropologist and award-winning author addresses the questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a century later: is everyone capable of murder, and should character be treated as evidence in homicide...

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New Lorenzo Reading Series coordinator named

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society is pleased to announce Andrea Kikuchi as the new coordinator for the Lorenzo Reading Series. Ms. Kikuchi is a writer and teacher with a Bachelor of Arts from UNB Saint John. She has taught writing workshops for the Write Stuff Festival, Word Collective and the Saint John Free School. She also serves on the board for the Fog Lit Writers and Readers Festival. In her spare time, she is working on her first full-length novel with her writing mentor, celebrated author Gerard...

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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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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The third annual community wide electronic-waste recycling day, hosted by UNB Saint John, will be held on Saturday, September 17. The day will start at 9 a.m. however, it is first come first serve and once the truck is full we cannot accept any additional items. Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to the environment if buried in a landfill. This one-day event is an excellent opportunity to keep our...

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UNB and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Student Workers

Communications

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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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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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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Government renews agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training doctors in Saint John

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

Category: UNB Saint John


An announcement was made today renewing the agreement with UNB and Dalhousie University to continue training medical students in New Brunswick. Read the full release. Media contact: Heather Campbell

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

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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 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 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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BA Cooperative Education Co-op option

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

Category: UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Arts at UNB Saint John is now offering a Cooperative Education (Co-op) option within the Bachelor of Arts program. Starting this September, students who enrolled in their second year of the program, and have met certain criteria, will be eligible. “This BA Co-op is a great addition to the many other forms of experiential learning already offered by degree programs in the Faculty of Arts,” said Dr. Joanna Everitt, dean of arts at UNB Saint John. “It builds upon our established...

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UNB staff member honoured with merit award

Communications

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

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


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

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First LPN BN bridge students receive Bachelor of Nursing degree

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

Category: UNB Saint John


This past week 19 students from the first cohort of the UNB Saint John’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Bridge pilot walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during spring convocation. The LPN-BN Bridge pilot is a cluster of six courses which, when completed successfully, allow Practical Nurse graduates from the New Brunswick Community College/Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) system to transition into year three of the BN program at UNB...

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2016-17

Communications

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

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


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

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

Communications

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

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


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

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

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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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Five students win prestigious Currie Scholarships

Communications

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

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


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

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Researcher studying impacts of hormone on weight loss

Communications

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

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


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

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Major investments being made in innovation-based study research

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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

Communications

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

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


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

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UNB Student Investment Fund offers opportunities of a lifetime

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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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First MBA dual degree grad with the Burgundy School of Business

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Communications

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

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


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

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Faculty of Business receives award

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

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


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

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University of New Brunswick to honour distinguished alumni at gala event

Communications

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

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


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

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Learning the benefits of effective team communication

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

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


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

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UNB president welcomes Tuition Access Bursary

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Communications

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

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


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

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

Communications

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Communications

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

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

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

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

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


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

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UNB reacts to federal budget

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

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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LGBTQ identities explored in new video game

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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

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

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

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Hopping about math

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

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

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UNB researcher nabs innovation prize for pioneering work on energy systems

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

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

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UNB s ABA certificate program becomes more accessible through online learning

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

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

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A year of sustainability at UNB s Fredericton campus

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

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

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Pamela Palmater to deliver annual Nels Anderson lecture

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

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

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President of Toastmasters International to recognize UNB MBA students

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

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

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Student design could increase pulp mill production create biofuel

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

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

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

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


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

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2016 President s Awards honour outstanding UNB staff and faculty

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

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

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Student Pitch Competition celebrates 10 years of producing local businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Engineering students crossing off tasks on time-sensitive bridge redesign

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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Greg Marquis publishes book on the history of policing in Canada

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

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

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The future is smaller as far as smart and sustainable goes

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

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

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2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars announced

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

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

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Scholarships for international placements totalling 180 000 awarded at UNB

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

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

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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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BizED2025 Business education in the 21st Century

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


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

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Gwen Bear Memorial Lecture Celebrating Language Carriers features young local authors

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

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

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UNB President expresses relief that education protected in provincial budget

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

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

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A breakthrough in Big Image Data

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Important Public Health Notice to the UNB Community

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

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

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Madison Long receives SRC Leadership Award

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

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

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

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

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

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Commentary Canada embraces the Syrian refugee movement

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

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

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Dietitian Anna Jackson joins Student Health Centre

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

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

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Recognizing teaching excellence

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

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

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

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


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

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Creating sustainable energy in rural Africa

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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UNB economic class talks money with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau

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

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

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UNB Saint John honours retirees faculty and staff

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

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

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Dog rooms lead to petting the stress away for UNB students

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

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


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

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UNB celebrates GivingTuesday on Dec 1

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

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

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Not all lobsters are the same

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

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


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

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UNB sponsors awards at US-Canada Science Symposium

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

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

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Crime prevention award received

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

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

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UNB 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

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


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

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

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

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UNB named one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2016

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

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


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

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

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

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


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

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Seven new members appointed to UNB Board of Governors

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

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

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

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

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UNB and JDI Celebrate Four New Scholarship Recipients

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

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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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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 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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UNB represents a remarkable investment

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

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


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

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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

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

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

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

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One Campus One Book One Community 2015

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

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

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

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

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


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

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UNB has been named one of Canada s top research universities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB releases study showing 1 2 billion impact on provincial economy

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

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

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Three faculty members receive teaching excellence awards

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB launches cyber security awareness campaign to combat increased online threats

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

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

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UNB launches new brand

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

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

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UNB professor elected president of the Coalition-SGSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Two Saint John faculty receive teaching awards

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

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

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UNB partners with NB government for career fair

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB s Early Childhood Education program celebrates 40 years

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

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

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UNB Homecoming Open to Community

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

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

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UNB launches Bringing in the Bystander training program

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB CEL holds information session on ROI Certification program

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

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

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UNB celebrates 20th anniversary of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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

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

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UNB hosts 45th annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

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

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


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

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Marking Respectful Workplace Week at the University of New Brunswick

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

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

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UNB welcomes students back to campus

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

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

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

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

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

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Community electronic-waste recycling day

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

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

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Kinesiology duo aims to decrease obesity in NB

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

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

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Limbic launches hand-crafted longboard business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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University of New Brunswick appoints Vice-President Administration and Finance

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

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

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UNB alumni inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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

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

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UNB Common Read helps first-year students transition to university

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

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

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Willms inducted as President of the International Academy of Education

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

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

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Couple aims to decrease NB obesity rates

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

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

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UNB researcher awarded CFI John R Evans Leaders Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB study taps into hidden homelessness

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

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

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SHAD robotics competition to be held tomorrow

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

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

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UNB sustainable gardens honour residential school survivors and educate youth

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

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

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UNB joins Global Accelerator Network

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

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

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First JDI NB Scholarship at UNB Awarded

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

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

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Cloud installed at the Hans W Klohn Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dozens of UNB researchers awarded with NSERC discovery grants

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

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

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UNB s Huining Xiao inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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

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

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UNB awarded CNIE Award of Excellence

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

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

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International learning opportunities for UNB students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UNB to host event to remember and honour residential school survivors

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

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

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Board of Governors approves UNB budget for 2015-16

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

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

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UNB researchers uncover untold stories of gay and lesbian military members

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

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

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Currie Scholarships awarded to four University of New Brunswick students

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

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

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

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

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

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The changing landscape of nurse-client relationships

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

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

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Canadian Federation of University Women Fredericton establishes new scholarship at UNB

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

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

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New UNB program helps graduates take their ideas to market

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

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

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The University of New Brunswick is set for graduation 2015

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

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

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UNB Saint John community garden opens

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

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

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Canada-Wide Science Fair public viewing starts today

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

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


The top 500 science projects in the country are on display during the Canada-Wide Science Fair at UNB's Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for the next few days and the community is invited to come check them out.  CWSF represents a celebration of Canada’s brightest minds in Grades 7-12 and this year it’s in New Brunswick for the first time ever where finalists are competing for more than $1-million in cash prizes. CWSF co-chair and senior director of UNB’s conference services, Michelle McNeil, says...

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Not the cookie

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

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For 12 high-school Maritime teams, O.R.E.O. doesn’t mean the cookie; it was their chance to test out their entrepreneurial skills. The teams descended on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on April 24th to compete in the annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a long-standing competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business – as well as a number of business leaders from the community – students will be given...

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UNB CEL holds free information session on mentorship training in Moncton

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

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


The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) in partnership with Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education is hosting an information session on Mentorship Training for Mentors & Mentees on Thursday, May 12 in Moncton. There has been a lot of talk of mentoring lately—most organizations claim to be doing it, or want to be doing it. At the same time, there is a lot of confusion as to what mentoring is and what direction and support it needs to be...

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President Eddy Campbell among top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada

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

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


For the third year in a row, University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. The winners of this year’s Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 7 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. 2015 Top 50 CEO Award Winners Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s Board of Governors, congratulated Dr. Campbell on the award. “I’m very pleased that Eddy is being...

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UNB Saint John - celebrating 50 years

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

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


Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring its future by raising funds for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund.  The money raised to date of a grand total of $133,345 is well over our...

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UNB welcomes the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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

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


The 54th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) 2015, is getting underway this weekend at the University of New Brunswick. This marks the first time this prestigious national event has been held in the province. Every year, over 500,000 young Canadians across of the country create science projects and present their work at local and regional science fairs. The 500 top projects from across the country, from students grades 7 through 12, are showcased at CWSF. All projects will be on display,...

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Annual NB high school programming competition to be held at UNB

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

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


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

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New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training launched today at UNB

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

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


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training represents a partnership between the provincial government and The University of New Brunswick that will allow researchers across the province to have access to data from departments to help them identify trends and analyze policies. It is intended that their research will result in more effective government decision-making.    “Our government has a diversified plan for creating jobs that focuses on seizing all opportunities for...

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UNB hosts Gravity Recognizing 100 years of Einstein s Relativity

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

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


Einstein introduced his ‘general theory of relativity’ 100 years ago, revolutionizing our notions of space and time. The University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics is hosting a panel discussion to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of Einstein’s theory and discuss the prospects of the theory lasting another 100 years. Gravity: Recognizing 100 years of Einstein’s Relativity will take place on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Toole Hall Auditorium, 3 Bailey...

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UNB to host inaugural Arnie and Norma McAllister Lecture in Compassionate Care

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

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Elizabeth and Kristie McAllister know first hand the importance of compassionate care after their parents spent long periods of time in hospital near the end of their lives. “Our family was struck by how important the level of compassion in Mum and Dad’s care was to their well-being and to the stress levels of our whole family,” said Elizabeth McAllister. With a desire to support nursing education and create more general awareness about human caring, the McAllisters established the inaugural...

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Roster for Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair confirmed

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

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


Eleven students from New Brunswick have been chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place in New Brunswick for the first time this May. The students were Grand Prize winners at the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs held in April.    Members of Team New Brunswick will be among 500 students from across the country, competing for close to $1-million in awards, scholarships and prizes. CWSF 2015 will take place at the UNB Fredericton campus May 11-16, and...

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Kelp on the Way

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

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


The latest beer from Picaroons Traditional Ales, a brewing company in Fredericton is made with one of the organically certified kelps, the sugar kelp Saccharina latissima, grown at an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) site in the Bay of Fundy. Dr. Thierry Chopin, UNB Saint John biology professor and scientific director of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), approached Picaroons to make a beer using...

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Party with a Purpose

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

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


Fusion Saint John recently held a Party with a Purpose at Beaverbrook House celebrating UNB Saint John’s current graduates, alumni and prospective students. This event provided an opportunity for current graduate students from all disciplines, alumni and prospective students to gather and share stories and experiences. Recognizing the Saint John campus’s golden anniversary, Hammond River Brewing’s own UNB alumnus, Shane Steeves, brewed a special line of golden ale for the evening.  The name...

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UNB MBA students learn while supporting communities through social entrepreneurship

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

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Every year the master of business administration (MBA) professional development class at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton put their social entrepreneurship skills to work to support non-profit organizations. They share their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness of the important work happening in the community’s not-for-profits. This year the MBA professional development students worked with the Fredericton Community Kitchen to help with their Student...

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UNB s Rice Fuller a member of Fredericton s new sexual assault response team

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

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The Fredericton Sexual Assault Response Team (FSART) was officially launched in Fredericton on April 22, 2015. The team is made up of members from the RCMP and Fredericton Police, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital and Fredericton’s Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, among others. This is the first time that New Brunswick’s capital region has had a sexual assault response team in place for people who have experienced sexual...

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O R E O competition on April 24

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

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On April 24th twelve Maritime teams will ascend on our Saint John campus for the faculty of business’ annual Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.) competition. Working with faculty, staff and students from the faculty of business - as well as a number of business leaders from the community - students will be given the opportunity to run their own café and make all business decisions from products to hiring staff with the help of a computer simulation called...

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UNB announces two Vanier Scholarship winners for 2015

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

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


Two University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate students have won prestigious 2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships valued at $50,000. Jianhui Zhou is a PhD candidate studying forest engineering at UNB in Fredericton. Zhou received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood science and technology from South China Agricultural University in 2014. Zhou specializes in wood engineering where he is developing a modal testing technique to effectively measure elastic constants of engineered...

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UNB welcomes retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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

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


Thousands of K-12 students and members of the local community had the opportunity to welcome Col. Chris Hadfield to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on Tuesday thanks to UNB’s Andrews Initiative. Col. Hadfield is the former, and first Canadian, commander of the International Space Station. Col. Hadfield told an auditorium packed with students from New Brunswick’s Anglophone West School District, and those watching online through a live-stream, that he wanted to be an astronaut...

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UNB Saint John s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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

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


Since September, many events and activities have been held to mark the 50th Anniversary of UNB Saint John and showcase the richness and unique attributes of the Saint John campus. Our final signature event will be held at the end of the month. As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary, a scholarship fund has been established to provide support and encouragement for our students.  A Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 30 at the Hans W. Klohn Commons in support of this...

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UNB s Student Investment Fund recognized internationally

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Posted: April 15, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The Student Investment Fund (SIF) program has received international recognition not once, but twice recently. Masters of business administration candidates Jeff Mott and Dan Slipp, along with bachelor of business administration student Josh Bubar placed second in the world at the Argus Real Estate competition and first in the Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition, surpassing nine other universities across the world. Jeff Mott credited his training through the SIF program for the team’s...

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Joyce Foundation gives 5 million for student support

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

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

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UNB s College of Extended Learning honoured for support of Canadian Forces reservists

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

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The University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (CEL) was recognized for providing outstanding support to reservists of the Canadian Armed Forces. UNB’s CEL received a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Educator Support Award at a ceremony held at Old Government House in March. Business administration student, Jeremy MacDonald of the B Coy Trg O Royal New Brunswick Regiment, nominated CEL for the award. Returning to school after serving as a reservist in the Canadian Forces for over...

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New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs kick off as momentum builds towards the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair

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

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New Brunswick’s team for the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will soon be determined, as the province’s Regional Science Fairs get underway in April. Eleven students from the Fundy, River Valley and districts francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick Regional Science Fairs will be chosen to represent their province at the national level. The national competition is even more significant for New Brunswick students this year, as it will be held in Fredericton – marking the first time it has ever been...

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Students vie for cash prizes at annual TME Student Pitch Competition

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

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2015 was another record setting year for the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship’s (TME) Student Pitch Competition. 33 teams registered, with over 60 students participating, and 100 people attended the awards dinner where over $8,000 in prizes was awarded. First place in the ideas category went to Reverse Vending Recycling Systems, pitched by third year mechanical engineering student Vuk Stajic. This company proposes installing reverse vending machines in...

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UNB Fredericton appointments

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

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Wayne Albert has been reappointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology. He joined UNB in 1999 and has an excellent record in research, teaching and service. His area of research is in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.  Lesley Balcom has been appointed Director of Libraries (title under review). Ms. Balcom has been Interim Director of Libraries this year, and an Associate Director of Libraries since 2008.  With a proven commitment to students, teaching and research,...

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How ABA applied behaviour analysis Therapy changed Our Lives A Parent s Story

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As a part of the University of New Brunswick’s strategic mission, the University, through its College of Extended Learning, recently began offering families access to some excellent foundational ABA knowledge that forms a basis for the myriad of ABA credit and professional programs that they offer to students. Barbara Cabrera started to get concerned about her son, LeKai, when at the age of one had not started to develop language skills. He had not spoken a single word and as time went by,...

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New UNB course will help benefit youth and families in NB

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB Fredericton has added new courses to its psychology program that will provide behavioural intervention training to students. New faculty member, Dr. Holly Seniuk will teach the new courses that will focus on an applied approach to behaviour analysis and expand beyond autism into more generalized training for behavioural intervention. Dr. Seniuk has joined UNB’s department of psychology as an assistant professor. Her expertise is in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss the importance of Canada s wilderness

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Posted: March 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This year’s W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, James Bernard (J.B.) MacKinnon from Vancouver, has spent years studying the importance of Canada's wilderness and our relationship to it. MacKinnon will present "The Still-Wild Country: Why Canada's Wilderness Matters to the Future of Life on Earth" at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Alfred G. Bailey auditorium in Tilley Hall, Room 102; and at the Saint John campus on Thursday,...

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UNB teams take top prizes at 2015 Breakthru competition

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

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University of New Brunswick teams made another splash at this year’s NBIF Breakthru competition. Four of the five finalists to pitch their ideas in front of a sold-out crowd of 550 industry professionals were UNB students and recent grads. "It is clear that we have amazing and very motivated students, and the dedication of faculty & staff at UNB is simply incredible," said Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, professor and chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship...

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UNB to commemorate 70 years since the Dutch Liberation

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

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Canadian troops played a pivotal role in liberating the Netherlands 70 years ago and the University of New Brunswick has been chosen by the Embassy of the Netherlands as one of three locations across the country to hold an event to commemorate this important moment. From Memory to Remembrance: 70 Years of Liberation of the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton. Regiments from throughout the Maritimes participated in the...

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Three UNB Saint John athletes named CCAA Academic All- Canadians

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

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Three members of the University of New Brunswick Saint John varsity athletics program were named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Academic All-Canadians. Receiving the prestigious accolade were: Danielle Jenkins (soccer); Mark Allison (soccer)  and Katherine Houser (volleyball). The Academic All-Canadian award is the CCAA’s most prestigious student-athlete honour, epitomizing both organizations’ commitment to academic success and athletic achievement. Honourees must...

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Horizon Health Network and the University of New Brunswick sign partnership agreement

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

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Horizon Health Network (Horizon) and the University of New Brunswick signed a partnership agreement today marking the official opening of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).  The two organizations have formed a unique partnership to create the CHC, a leading practice model integrating health service delivery, education and research in a primary health care setting. With strong leadership from the UNB Faculty of Nursing, the CHC advances the health and well-being of...

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UNB PhD student wins International Union of Radio Science Young Scientist Award

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

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David Themens, a PhD physics student at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded the prestigious International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award. Themens, originally from Charlo, N.B., received a bachelor of science with honours in physics and a minor in mathematics from UNB Fredericton in 2011. In 2013, Themens returned to UNB to begin a PhD and has been awarded many scholarships and awards during his educational pursuits, but he says this recognition has the...

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UNB honours top students

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

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Involvement in their university and community, and high academic standing has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of what young people can achieve through dedication, kindness, and willingness to help others,” says UNB...

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World Water Day recognized through Heavy Metal exhibit

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

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


The Heavy Metal exhibit, currently on display at the University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre and featuring UNB’s ArtZone, is part of an environmental awareness project in support of World Water Day, which is being recognized this Sunday, Mar. 22. The exhibit was created to help bring awareness to the issue of e-waste in our landfills, which is having a growing negative impact on the environment, specifically in our waterways. UNB ArtZone students have spent months preparing the Heavy Metal...

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Ticket lottery open for Chris Hadfield

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

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The University of New Brunswick’s Andrews Initiative, which was launched in 2011 by UNB President Emeritus, John McLaughlin, is thrilled to welcome retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, to UNB as part of this years signature lecture series. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium on the UNB Fredericton Campus. Admission is free, but space is limited so tickets will be awarded based on a lottery. Marie Maltais, director of UNB’s Art...

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UNBs Andrews Initiative tickets available through ticket lottery

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

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The Andrews Initiative, in honour of Bill Andrews, was launched in 2011 thanks to President Emeritus, John McLaughlin. The initiative is considered to be an intellectual journey for those who are interested in exploring substantive subjects of current significance. The initiative features prominent subject experts drawn from international, national and local communities and explores topics of relevance in the 21st century. This years Andrews Initiative is thrilled to welcome Col. Hadfield to...

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Update on UNB Law

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

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


FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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Update on UNB law school

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

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FREDERICTON – Dr. Jeremy Levitt is voluntarily resigning his deanship at the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick with immediate effect.  At Dr. Levitt’s request, he will be on research leave until July 31, 2015, so as to allow him to complete ongoing research activities and speaking engagement commitments on behalf of the university. Dr. Levitt has decided to leave UNB in order to return to, and help advance, his home institution in Florida following completion of those...

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East Coast Startup Week brings entrepreneurs mentors and investors to Fredericton

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

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


The blossoming East Coast start-up scene will get a major boost with the second iteration of East Coast Startup Week, a series of events being held from March 16 to 22 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brought to you by organizing partners Planet Hatch, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and the Pond-Deshpande Centre, East Coast Startup Week is a series of events bringing entrepreneurs and local leaders together to build momentum and opportunity. This annual event exists to connect Atlantic...

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New scholarship program provides international experiential learning opportunities for UNB students

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

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Of the 1,900 scholarships recently offered to universities across Canada through the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, the University of New Brunswick was awarded 67 scholarships, which will provide its students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in their field of expertise, while earning academic credit. UNB received close to $500,000 over the next four years, which is the maximum amount awarded per project proposal. UNB is the only New...

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UNB s Pond-Deshpande Centre welcomes Dan Pallotta as part of East Coast Start-Up Week

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

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The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to present, the third Annual Social Impact Dialogue on Monday, Mar. 16 from 8:45 a.m.- 6 p.m; and Tuesday, Mar. 17, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Dialogue is for change agents and thought leaders from all sectors, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social ventures, and for everyone who is passionate about changing the status quo and making deep,...

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Impact of Giving

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Posted: March 12, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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From the classroom, to the football field, to the student centre, UNB Saint John student Jordan Tracey excels across campus and is thankful for the undergraduate scholarships that helped make his university career possible. A fifth-year student and soon-to-be graduate from the bachelor of science program, Tracey balances his studies with various extracurricular and volunteer activities on campus. “UNB Saint John is such a tight knit community,” he says. “I can’t imagine attending any other...

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Fredtalks- Emphasizing the talent and ingenuity in Fredericton s community

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

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The University of New Brunswick’s Student Union (UNBSU) and Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) are hosting Fredericton’s very own locally inspired speaker series- Fredtalks- on Monday, March 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre on the Fredericton Campus. The event is focused on highlighting the talent and ingenuity present in Fredericton’s innovative community and beyond. Speakers will reveal UNBound Ideas- each possessing a...

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Alzheimer s Society hosts conference for health care professionals caring for patients with dementia

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

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


Today, 14,000 New Brunswickers have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nationwide, the number is 747,000. This number will nearly double to 1.4 million in less than 20 years. The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning, and Loch Lomond Villa, will be hosting a provincial conference designed for health care professionals who are on the frontline of dementia care in our province. Whose Reality is it anyway? How to...

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The University of New Brunswick holds first annual powwow

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

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


On Monday Mar. 16, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) will host the first Annual UNB Mawio’mi/Siqonawsultipon (Powwow): Honouring & Sharing Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey Cultures, which will take place at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, UNB Fredericton, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Perley, director of the MWC (formally the Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute), says he’s is proud to host this historic pow wow gathering on the UNB Fredericton campus as it will provide a unique opportunity for the public to...

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UNB Alumnus develops Smart Cane that could speed up post-op recovery

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

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Graeme Powell is a 2014 University of New Brunswick Fredericton graduate in science and electrical engineering that has developed a product to help improve recovery from a hip or knee surgery. As part of their rehabilitation, hip and knee replacement patients need to offset a percentage of their body weight to an assistive mobility aid such as a cane, a process called Partial Weight Bearing (PWB).  PWB is the balance between putting enough weight on the affected limb to promote healing of...

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UNB alumnus making medical advancements for pregnant women

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

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University of New Brunswick alumnus Allan Kember is making history in the medical world with his new product that has the potential to reduce the number of low birth-weights and stillbirths in developing countries. Kember has created a device that lessens the amount of time women sleep on their backs during pregnancies. “If indeed back sleep during pregnancy plays a role in increasing the risk for low birth-weight and stillbirth, my goal is to reduce this risk by providing women in developing...

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UNB researcher working with NASA to improve GPS communications

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

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Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals and NASA has teamed up with University of New Brunswick geodesy and geomatics engineering researcher, Richard Langley, to study these irregularities in hopes of diminishing their effects on communications.  When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at high latitudes...

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City declares May 11-16 Science Week in Fredericton

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

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


The City of Fredericton will be celebrating all things scientific this May in honour of the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)! The national science fair competition is being held in New Brunswick’s capital this spring, marking the first time this event has ever been held in New Brunswick. The hosts of the CWSF are Youth Science Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and Science East.  As the national championship round for the National Science Fair Program, CWSF brings together 500...

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Canadian Poet John Terpstra to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Canadian poet John Terpstra will read from Brilliant Falls and The House with the Parapet Wall on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. John Terpstra is a poet and carpenter whose fine craftsmanship marks both his trades. He has published more than 10 books of poetry and his work is in major anthologies, including New Canadian Poetry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000). His poems have won a Bressani Prize, the CBC Radio Literary Competition, and several Hamilton and Region...

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UNBers dominate this year s Breakthru competition

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

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


The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete for $750,000 in investments and professional services. The event is on Thursday, March 19, at the Fredericton Convention Center with...

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David Creelman wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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

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


Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a chair, and professor, of the department of humanities and languages Creelman joins a prestigious list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.  Over the course of his 24 years at UNB Saint John Creelman is an engaged presence both in, and outside, of the classroom. An advocate of active...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

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

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


Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since 1989. The Ordre National du Mérite was founded on December 3, 1963, by Président Charles de Gaulle....

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UNB instructor recognized internationally for his commitment to students

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

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


Frank Collins, a senior instructor in chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently given an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award by the National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; making him the first Canadian to ever receive the award in its 26-year-history. Collins, who is also the assistant dean for first year students in UNB’s faculty of engineering, tells his students that hope is not a strategy and that students...

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Atlantic Canada s top basketball teams will meet at UNB Saint John

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

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


Some of the best university and college basketball teams in Atlantic Canada will be coming to UNB Saint John to compete for the ACAA championships March 6-8, 2015. The Holland College Hurricanes men’s team is ranked first in Canada and the Holland College women are ranked fifth, so local youth, parents and community basketball enthusiasts will see top-quality teams throughout the weekend. For the past few years, the ACAA has sent teams to the CCAA National Championships with hopes of bringing...

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UNB s chancellor invested into the Order of Canada

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

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


The University of New Brunswick’s chancellor, Allison McCain, was formally invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 11. Dr. McCain has served as UNB’s chancellor since 2013. Born and raised in Florenceville, N.B., he earned a degree in electrical engineering from UNB in 1972 and went on to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company before accepting a position with McCain Foods in 1975. Over the ensuing 32 years, he held a number of...

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PotashCorp provides 50 000 in support of UNB Promise Partnership youth program

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

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


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) recently announced a donation to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support initiatives for youth residing in the two priority neighbourhoods of Crescent Valley and the Old North End in Saint John. PotashCorp is investing $50,000 in UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership, which is a community-based and university-run program focused on enriching academic levels for primary and secondary school students. The donation was announced by...

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Generous donation from Canaport LNG to assist students at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


A gift of $105,000 will establish five annual scholarships of $5,000 Building on its community commitment, Canaport LNG has established a new scholarship program for students attending the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Thanks to a generous donation of $105,000 from Canaport LNG, five UNB Saint John students will receive $5,000 annually, officials announced today. The scholarships are available for students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and they are based on...

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TME hosts UNB s first online pitch contest

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

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


The University of New Brunswick's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) held its inaugural “UNBeatable Ideas Contest” in December, 2014. Open to UNB students on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, students were encouraged to upload a one-minute video pitching their business idea. A total of 12 entries were received from faculties ranging from engineering and science to arts and leadership studies at Renaissance College. Dr. Dhirendra Shukla, chair...

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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

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

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


Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week. Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University was struck. Designed for the Tohoku students, the program will have cultural, academic and English...

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UNB to host Canada Wide Science Fair in May

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

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


UNB hosts Canada Wide Science Fair, May 11-16 in Fredericton The countdown is on for Canada’s premier youth science event! The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to New Brunswick for the first time ever.  As the national championship round for the national science fair program, CWSF brings together the top 500 finalists from across the country for an entire week to compete for close to $1...

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Author Craig Davidson reads at UNB Feb 9 10

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

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Canadian author and UNB alumnus Craig Davidson will read from Giller-Prize short-listed novel Cataract City on Monday, Feb. 9 in Fredericton and Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Saint John. UNB Fredericton: Monday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Hall UNB Saint John: Tuesday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre Craig Davidson is an author of short stories and novels who has published under his own name and his pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter. His first story collection, Rust and Bone,...

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Stop Over-Thinking Your Money Free public talk

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Posted: January 28, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Come listen to Preet Banerjee, well-known Canadian personal finance and investing expert, Globe and Mail columnist, host of OWN’s TV show Million Dollar Neighbourhood, and author of the popular blog WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com speak about the five simple rules of financial success. Thursday, February 12Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Uptown Saint John, NB7:00 p.m. Free to attend, this event is the second lecture of the 50th Anniversary Lecture Series of UNB Saint John’s faculty of business.  

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Applications start for J D Irving Limited NB scholarships at UNB to be awarded in May 2015

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

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


J.D. Irving, Limited and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce that applications for the JDI NB Scholarships are now being accepted until March 1, 2015. The scholarships will be awarded for the first time in May 2015 and include: Two (2) renewable JDI NB Scholarships to incoming first-year UNB students. The total value of each scholarship is $32,000. In addition for the 2015 year, two students in each of the second, third and fourth years of study will be awarded renewable...

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The Lorenzo Society Celebrates

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Posted: January 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Lorenzo Society is celebrating 40 years of art, music, reading and theatre and the 50th anniversary of UNB Saint John. The festive evening will feature an exhibition of artwork from the university's permanent collection; a reading by Dr. Mark Blagrave from his latest book, “Salt in the Wounds”; a theatrical performance, “Lorenzo” with Scott Thomas; musical performances by the Saint John String Quartet and Heartbeat! The Tucker Park Choir;  and a display of student...

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Award-winning host journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre to read at UNB

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Posted: January 14, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Linden MacIntyre will read from his fourth novel, Punishment on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium, room 102 of Tilley Hall (UNBF) and on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre (UNBSJ). In this new novel, MacIntyre presents a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason in a small town shaken by a tragic death. For the past 24 years, Linden MacIntyre has been known to millions as the...

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UNB Law student embarks on coveted internship with the International Criminal Court

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

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


Last week, Hind Masri, a second-year UNB law student embarked on an historic, life-changing internship at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.  Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, UNB’s new dean of law and a distinguished international law jurist, organized the four-month internship for Ms. Masri and hopes to facilitate more experiential learning opportunities for UNB law students. “Hind is an excellent student and her appointment is historic,” said Dean Levitt. “She is the...

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UNB named among top 25 employers in Atlantic Canada

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Posted: January 8, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

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


For the third consecutive year, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 25 Employers by Atlantic Business Magazine. This year, more than 3,250 applications from across the country were scrutinized by Mediacorp editors in eight areas: (1) physical workplace; (2) work atmosphere and social; (3) health, financial and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills...

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Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: January 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Writer and novelist Kathleen Winter will read from The Freedom in American Songs on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Born in England and raised in Newfoundland, Kathleen Winter has a diverse background that includes scriptwriting for Sesame Street and writing a regular newspaper column for The Telegram in St. John’s. Her first short story collection, boYs, won the Winterset Award, but is was her debut novel that made Winter a household name. Annabel was...

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New Brunswick Children s Foundation provides gift for University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison research

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Posted: December 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


$750,000 donation to assist in development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation has invested $750,000 to assist researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John and Mount Allison University in Sackville in developing a virtual health centre to provide more convenient and integrated care for children with complex health issues. The centre, initially hosted at UNB, will improve access to prompt diagnosis and offer critical...

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UNB Saint John students compete in the computer programming contest

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Posted: December 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Three UNB Saint John students were members of a top team that competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2014. Brandon Smith, Jessica Blanchard and Alec Gordon, all Bachelor of Science Computer Science students placed second in the Science Atlantic Programming Competition held at UNB Saint John in October 2014, competing with 17 teams from the Atlantic region.  The BitShift team then went to Acadia University to compete with the top teams in the 2014 Northeast North...

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UNB holds information session on ROI certification program

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Given the financial constraints on many Canadian organizations today, more CEOs are asking to see a return on their investments and currently more than 5,000 organizations in Canada have implemented formal ROI methodology. The University of New Brunswick, College of Extended Learning (UNB CEL) has partnered with the ROI Institute of Canada to bring ROI Methodology Certification program to Fredericton this winter. Anyone interested in learning about the program can attend a free information...

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UNB Saint John lecturer s book shortlisted for award

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Gerard Collins’s novel Finton Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. Finton Moon was nominated for both the 2014 Dublin IMPAC International Literary Award and the 2013 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. Collins’ short story collection Moonlight Sketches won the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador book Award (Ches Crosbie Fiction...

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TD Bank Group s gift of 750 000 to support University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Donation creates Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility and provides support for UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership FREDERICTON, NB - Nov. 26, 2014 – TD Bank Group today announced a pair of gifts to the University of New Brunswick that will benefit research into societal issues and a community education initiative for at-risk children in the Saint John area. TD will provide $500,000 for the Purdy Crawford Fellowship in Accessibility, which will support a new breed of postdoctoral...

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UNB researchers launch new book Men Who Batter

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Posted: November 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre’s acting director, Nancy Nason- Clark and sociology professor, Barbara Fisher-Townsend’s will hold a book launch today at UNB Fredericton for their new book: Men Who Batter.  The launch will be at 3 p.m. at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, 678 Windsor Street. Fredericton police chief, Leanne Fitch, a UNB master of sociology graduate, along with others, will be speaking at the launch. Men Who Batter was written after countless hours of interviews with men,...

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UNB Saint John faculty of science applied science engineering announces Dean s List for 2013 2014

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Posted: November 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


One hundred and eighty-seven students in the faculty of science, applied science & engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the Dean's List for 2013-2014. Dean Ruth Shaw of the faculty of science, applied science & engineering announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing 

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UNB researcher presents new theory on time and the universe

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Posted: November 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


A University of New Brunswick researcher has proposed a new theory on the direction of time as scientists move to try to answer such riddles as why do we remember yesterday but not tomorrow? Theoretical physicist Tim Koslowski and colleagues in Ontario and the U.K. are catching a lot of attention for their theory, one that challenges our fundamental understanding of the universe. In a paper published recently in the journal Physical Review Letters, Koslowski and colleagues examine the...

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Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: November 14, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Award-winning poet and writer Michael Crummey will read from his latest novel, Sweetland on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Michael Crummey grew up in mining towns in Newfoundland and Labrador and studied English at Memorial University in St. John’s. He taught English in China and worked at the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Guatemala. His three books of poetry and book of short stories have been nominated for and received numerous awards, as...

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The Jarislowsky Foundation provides 1 5 million to University of New Brunswick

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Posted: November 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will provide leading research in the health care and public policy sectors, thanks to generous support from The Jarislowsky Foundation. During a reception Monday at the University Club in Montreal, UNB celebrated a $1 million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation that established The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Also during the event, UNB announced an additional gift of $500,000 from The Jarislowsky Foundation for a...

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A family of UNB Saint John alumni

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Posted: October 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Family ties As UNB Saint John celebrates its 50th anniversary and 32nd fall convocation, the Doucet family feels honoured to be part of an incredible history and community in Saint John. From the classroom to the soccer field, the Doucets have left their mark on campus and are proud to call themselves a family of UNB Saint John alumni. Paving the way to success Ernie Doucet (MEd ’94) and his wife Mary Margaret (MEd ’93) both graduated from UNB Saint John in the 90s with a Masters in...

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UNB holds fall Convocation ceremonies

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Posted: October 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will confer degrees to its newest graduates at Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Fredericton and Friday, Oct. 24 in Saint John.  Fredericton The 60th Convocation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB’s Fredericton campus. Prize list List of graduates Honorary degree recipient (Chris Huskilson) Professor Emeritus honorees Allan P. Stuart Teaching Award recipients Saint John The 32nd fall convocation...

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Latest study finds estrogen has detrimental and surprising effects on freshwater wildlife

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) and the University of New Brunswick today release the findings of a study that show that the birth control pill has unexpected effects on aquatic ecosystems. The study found that introducing synthetic estrogen, found in the birth control pill, into a lake negatively affected the reproductive cycles of fathead minnow and led to a near extinction of the population. The estrogen interfered with the...

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UNB grants honorary degrees to renowned couple Beth and Peter Powning at its ceremony in Saint John

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Posted: October 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB will grant honorary doctor of letters degrees to Beth and Peter Powning at its 32nd Fall Convocation Ceremony on October 24, 2014. Beth Davis Powning Born in Putnam, Connecticut, Beth Powning received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1972. She majored in creative writing, and is a well-known author to New Brunswick, Canadian and international readers.  Some of Powning’s critically acclaimed works include The Sea Captain’s Wife, The Hatbox Letters, Edge...

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International aquatic scientist to speak at Hynes Lecture series

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Global rivers are under increasing pressure from human activities.   Management and protection of our surface waters are increasingly complicated as it is difficult to “see” how rivers are changing.  Advances in remote sensing and recent access to potentially limitless information through tools like “Google Earth” mean a new era for river sciences and management.  New approaches are helping us to visualize complex river systems, raise public awareness about the stressors they face, and...

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Lorenzo Society Reading with Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Poets Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser will read from, Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar and Shiftless, respectively on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Brian Bartlett Distinguished Canadian poet Brian Bartlett has written his first book of prose. An author, editor and professor of creative writing and literature, he has published seven full-length poetry collections and has received the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry,...

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UNB award honours Clifford G Warner

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Posted: October 6, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Jacob McLean of Waterville, NB receives inaugural scholarship for business students Throughout his life, the late Clifford Warner embraced the Greater Saint John community, making involvement in charitable endeavours a priority that complemented his successful business career. To pay tribute to that commitment, Warner’s family and friends have established the Clifford G. Warner Scholarship at the University of New Brunswick Saint John to assist students in the faculty of business. Jacob...

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UNB Art for New Spaces Committee selects artist for major work in the Hans W Klohn Commons

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Posted: September 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


New Brunswick artist Deanna Musgrave has been selected to create a large mural for the Hans W. Klohn Commons on the Saint John  campus of the University of New Brunswick.  Ms. Musgrave’s concept was chosen from among five reviewed by UNB’s Art for New Spaces Committee. “The committee was unanimous in its decision,” said Bernard Riordon, director emeritus of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, who chairs the Art for New Spaces program.  “Deanna is an up-and-coming young artist who has distinguished...

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UNB welcomes newly-appointed Canada Research Chair

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Posted: September 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Dr. Paul Peters has done extensive research that shows that where Canadians live significantly affects their health. UNB professor and Canada Research Chair in Spatial and Social Inequalities of Health and Health Service Delivery, Peters joined UNB in July and is working closely with academics and government to improve the health of vulnerable New Brunswickers and Canadians. “I’ve done extensive research in Aboriginal health—more specifically, the higher rates of mortality in Inuit regions...

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A Better New Brunswick - Eddy Campbell Commentary

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB President Eddy Campbell’s opinion piece, “Building a Better New Brunswick” appeared in the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Let's develop a culture of innovation New Brunswick Telegraph JournalSat Sep 20 2014Page: A13Section: OpinionByline: Eddy Campbell Commentary Many important conversations are taking place about New Brunswick’s economic future, and for good reason. We are at a crossroads, facing difficult decisions. Today, when we discuss economic...

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British prof says NB played key role in creation of modern Canada

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Posted: September 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


It's time to dump the negative view of New Brunswick's role in Canadian history, says British professor Ged Martin. Martin will deliver the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) annual W. Stewart MacNutt lecture on Sept. 29 in Fredericton and Sept. 30 in Saint John. "Too many textbooks sneeringly portray Canadian history as something that happens to New Brunswick," jokes Martin. He argues that New Brunswick played a vital and positive role at key moments in the creation of Canadian...

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Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Poets Don McKay and Stevie Howell will read from, Angular Unconformity: The Collected Poems and  ^^^^^^ [Sharps], respectively on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Don McKay After more than 40 years of writing, editing, teaching and publishing, Don McKay is one of Canada’s most significant contemporary poets. He has won two Governor General’s Awards, a Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Order of Canada, among a plethora of other awards and...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event in September. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. “UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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UNB researchers tie European settlement in Canada to Maritime sea life

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Posted: September 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are shedding new light on the history and evolution of marine organisms in the North Atlantic. As part of his PhD research at UNB Fredericton’s biology department, Tony Einfeldt is tracing the origins of the small but abundant creatures that sustain intertidal ecosystems in the Maritimes by investigating their genetic code. Surprisingly, Einfeldt has found that mud worms and mud shrimp – the two most common sources of food for birds and...

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David Adams Richards to read as part of UNB Saint John s Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Canadian literary legend David Adams Richards will read from his latest novel, Crimes Against My Brother on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. David Adams Richards has 15 novels and seven works of non-fiction published to critical acclaim. He has won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Award, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, and two Gemini Awards for scriptwriting. He is one of only...

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Fahrenheit 451 featured during 2014 One Campus One Book One Community event

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John is holding its annual One Campus One Book One Community (OCOBOC) event on September 17.The purpose of OCOBOC is to provide a common experience for all first-year students and to strengthen the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive at UNBSaint John.Following the success of the first OCOBOC initiative, this year the program has been expanded to include more events,multi-media programming, and tie-ins with the Saint John community.The book...

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UNB Saint John kicks off year-long celebration of golden anniversary

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Posted: September 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick officially launched the 50th Anniversary of the Saint John campus at a kick-off event on Thursday.  Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests gathered to mark the occasion which recognized the accomplishments of the founders and builders of the campus and the special connection it has with the community. UNB Saint John’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to recognize and foster the special relationship between UNB’s Saint John campus and the Saint John...

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UNB s annual Dineen Lecture focuses on the impact of location-enabled devices

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Posted: September 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick will host the 34th annual Dineen Memorial Lecture on Monday, Sept. 15, in Fredericton; and Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Saint John. This year's lecture will feature Yvan Bedard, professor in GIS and spatial databases at Laval University. Bedard will present "The Power of WHERE: What Should We Know and Why Should We Care About Location-Enabled Devices in Everyday Life?" Bedard says, with the democratization of geospatial technology, wireless communication and cloud...

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Author Sam Weller to kick-off UNB Saint John s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Journalist and author Sam Weller will kick-off UNB Saint John’s 2014-15 Lorenzo Reading Series when he reads from Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451 on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall at 40 Charlotte Street. This novel was chosen as the 2014 One Campus One Book One Community for UNBSJ, which is a reading program that provides a common experience for all first-year students and strengthens the sense of community and academic atmosphere from the first day students arrive on...

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Fisheries network links experts from across Canada

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is home to the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), a unique partnership among Canada’s academic researchers, fishing industry and government designed to develop a national fisheries research capacity. Launched in 2010 with five years of funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), researchers are now beginning to share their insights and findings with the community. The CFRN isn’t only comprised of natural...

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New scholarship celebrates impact of UNB alumnus on national and provincial community

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Posted: September 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


In an accounting career spanning more than 35 years, Roland J. "Rollie" Lutes was the quintessential professional, making a powerful impact on the Canadian and provincial business communities. To honour his contributions, Rollie’s family and friends have established the Roland J. Lutes, C.A. Memorial Scholarship to assist students in the Faculties of Business and Business Administration. Madison Rolfe of Fredericton, a second-year business student majoring in accounting, is the inaugural...

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UNB s Saint John College and Atlantica Centre for Energy host workshops on natural gas

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Posted: September 5, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB’s Saint John College and the Atlantica Centre for Energy are teaming up to offer a public workshop on natural gas—the issues, the challenges and the opportunities in New Brunswick.  This is an almost perfect match between the Centre and the college.  Saint John College has been offering the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program for the past two years to great success.  The program allows participants the opportunity to explore various forms of energy through in-class instruction, site...

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UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week

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Posted: September 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB recognizes newly declared Respectful Workplace Week Thanks to the persistence of University of New Brunswick faculty members, the province, city and university has officially declared September 1-7 Respectful Workplace Week. Many events and various awareness campaigns are underway this week, including a series of public talks at the Fredericton Public Library in Chickadee Hall tomorrow, Sept. 3. Lack of respect at work often leads to workplace bullying, says UNB nursing faculty member...

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UNBers inducted into Order of New Brunswick

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Posted: September 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Earlier this month 10 New Brunswickers were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick, including four University of New Brunswick alumni: Roxanne Fairweather (ALHM ’12), from Saint John, for her strong contribution to the business landscape in the province, for her work to advance research and innovation, and for her efforts in forging partnerships in the community to offer programs to increase literacy; Ivan Hicks (MEd ’76), from Moncton, for his musical contribution which is integral to New...

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Calling all artists at UNB Saint John

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Society Art Series is looking for artists for the 2014-2015 line up. The Lorenzo Society Art Series showcases both established and emerging local artists with an exhibition of their work at UNB Saint John. With approximately four exhibitions per year it is a great opportunity for the talents of our local artists to be highlighted for the entire community to appreciate. If you, or anyone you know are interested in applying to be part of the upcoming art series contact...

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UNB students awarded largest-ever Canadian scholarship to study science technology engineering and math

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Posted: August 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Sonja Power and Shuaijin (Jenny) Wang have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich three years ago, the annual awards program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers. This year, there were 1,147 Schulich Leader Nominees. Two...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: August 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair was announced on July 29 and will be held at UNB Saint John by two-time alumna and assistant professor of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering, Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10). UNB Saint John receives $1 million endowment The chair was made possible through a $1 million endowment from The Jarislowsky...

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Economics discipline merges with business faculty at UNB Saint John

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage


UNB Saint John’s economics discipline recently merged with the faculty of business, heralding a significant structural change that will strengthen natural synergies between the two disciplines, address critical mass issues and create new opportunities for teaching and research.  This merger will also enhance the intellectual capacity of the faculty of business and increase efficiency by streamlining various academic and administrative functions for the benefit of all three faculties at UNB...

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Dr Shelley Doucet named Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care

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Posted: July 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick is changing the way people look at health-care through the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. The chair, located at UNB Saint John, will be held by assistant professor Dr. Shelley Doucet (BN’05, PhD’10) of the faculty of science, applied science and engineering. Dr. Doucet will lead an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing and evaluating new interprofessional community-based primary health-care models that are...

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NSERC invests 2 4 million in 28 UNB researchers

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Posted: July 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder was joined by Mr. Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, and Mr. Craig Leonard, minister of energy and mines for New Brunswick. Nearly $2.4 million will go to benefit 28 researchers and students at the University of New...

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UNB s Kevin Englehart inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Posted: July 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Kevin Englehart, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, has spent almost 20 years advancing technology that has improved the life of amputees across the world. Englehart was among 49 Canadians inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering recently in Saint John’s Nfld.   He is recognized internationally in the field of biomedical engineering as a leader in developing effective and affordable prosthetic control systems and powered...

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Guidance counsellors from around the world convene at UNB and STU

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Guidance counsellors from around the world will visit St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campuses in Fredericton and Saint John as part of the third annual Counsellor Familiarization Tour. “The purpose of the tour is to familiarize international counsellors with our universities, our cities, and our post-secondary education system,” says Chris Beardsworth, managing director of International Recruitment at UNB.  “By familiarizing counsellors with the...

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UNB alum helps Canadians track vaccination records on their smartphones

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Posted: July 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Why do we have vaccination cards that are easily misplaced when almost every other piece of information can be accessed easily from our smartphones?  UNB alumnus, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is a medical doctor and a public health policy researcher, knew there must be an easier way for families to keep track of their immunization records. Inspired by a conversation with a fellow parent who is also a UNB alum, ImmunizeCA was brought to life. It’s a free app that helps people track their...

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Cyber Girlz aims to bring more women into tech and computing fields

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Posted: July 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


In light of the success of last year’s experience, UNB’s faculty of computer science will be offering a girls-only summer day camp: Cyber Girlz Summer Camp 2014. The camp, which aims to spark middle school girls’ curiosity in computing and introduce them to basic Internet security concepts, will be held from August 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ignite girls’ interest for what makes technology work The underrepresentation of women in the information and communications technology...

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David Perley named new director of UNB s Mi kmaq-Maliseet Institute

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Maliseet educator, researcher and leader, David Perley, has recently been selected as the new director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Institute (MMI). Perley, who specializes in Aboriginal education, Aboriginal studies, race relations and analysis of social problems, holds a B.A. from St. Thomas University, a M.A. from UNB, and is currently a PhD student in education at UNB. Ann Sherman, dean of education at UNB, says the history, experience and education Perley brings...

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President Emeritus John McLaughlin assumes a new role at UNB

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. John McLaughlin, University of New Brunswick (UNB) president from 2002-2009, has taken on a new role at UNB as Scholar in Residence at the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME). Dr. McLaughlin’s diverse experience in academia, administration and business will serve to enrich the TME program’s impact. His role as Scholar in Residence will be instrumental in expanding the TME community and enhancing the curriculum. Under Dr. McLaughlin’s direction,...

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UNB congratulates and bids farewell to one of its champions

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Posted: June 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


After advancing the University of New Brunswick to be at the forefront of Canadian academic libraries, John Teskey accepts his final award as director of libraries before leaving UNB as he heads into retirement. Recently, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) honoured Teskey with its Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship in recognition of his numerous achievements and contributions to the Canadian research library community.   In 1991 Teskey came to UNB from Alberta...

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NSERC recognizes 19 UNB researchers and students

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Posted: June 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Nineteen of UNB’s scientists, engineers and students received funding from the Government of Canada for discovery research and training.  UNB researchers received nearly $500,000 that will further discoveries in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The 3,796 awards announced today by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), comprise the 2014 competition results for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery...

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UNB computer science granted over 4 million in funding

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Posted: June 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer science successfully secured over $4 million in funding for research and development projects this month. Earlier in June, Dr. Natalia Stakhanova received the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security, valued at $1.175 million. The same week, the faculty of computer science’s Information Security Centre of Excellence and IBM Security Division signed a collaborative research agreement for a research and development project...

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UNB Saint John s Primrose Scholarship awarded to four high school students

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Posted: June 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


For the first time, the UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship will be awarded to four, equally-deserving individuals: Taylor Doucette, Kersti Lee, AnDrew Robart, and Joshua Shanks. The $5,000 scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual. Taylor Doucette’s athletic involvement in softball, volleyball, hockey and football is as impressive as her academic standing. The Harbour View High School graduate plans to continue to seek excellence in her studies, athletic leadership and...

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UNB Business Professor Norm Betts appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

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Posted: June 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointments of Norman Betts and Alan Borger to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada on June 18 in Ottawa. Dr. Betts is an associate professor in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of business administration and is the former Minister of Finance for New Brunswick. Mr. Borger is president and chairman of the Board of Ladco Company Limited and chairman of Borland Construction Inc. "I am pleased to announce the appointments of Norman...

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Mobile health research and innovation to help New Brunswick smokers and heart health

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Posted: June 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Saint John, New Brunswick – June 16, 2014 – A new $225,000 investment in health research in New Brunswick will examine the use of mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.  Dr. Shelley Doucet, assistant professor in nursing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is one of the lead researchers. Connected Voices, is an Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) project, which will evaluate how mHealth (mobile Health via intelligent phones and tablets)...

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UNB scientist finds increased levels of mercury in food webs

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Posted: June 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Rising mercury levels Each year, human activities release increasing amounts of mercury into the environment. Based on Karen Kidd’s research of Nova Scotia lakes, rising mercury levels are a threat to Canada’s waters and wildlife. Research at Kejimkujik National Park Karen Kidd, biology professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John, studies mercury levels in lakes at Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia. Freshwater lakes in Kejimkujik contain some of the highest mercury...

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UNB named most entrepreneurial university in Canada

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Posted: June 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was named Post-Secondary Institution of the Year at the 2014 Startup Canada Awards on Thursday evening in a ceremony and reception atop the CN Tower. Watch the award video In the last 25 years, UNB has emerged as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada by combining experiential education with opportunities for mentorship, skill-development, leadership and commercialization. UNB President Eddy Campbell says this award is tied directly to the...

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Talent runs in the family

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


New Brunswick K-12 students showcased their creativity during computer programming competitions held at UNB Saint John. It was an exciting day for the talented Marica brothers as they were both awarded first place in their divisions. UNB Saint John hosts programming competitions On May 10, UNB Saint John’s department of computer science and applied statistics hosted two competitions that test computer programming and problem solving skills. Nine schools participated in the 8th annual New...

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UNB achieves balanced budget for 2014-2015

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


As a result of careful planning and much effort, we are pleased to report that the proposed 2014-15 University of New Brunswick (UNB) operating budget is balanced.  We have achieved this primarily as a result of a 2% increase in the provincial operating grant, as well as funding now added to the ongoing funding base, increasing tuition fees by the provincial parameter of 3%, generating new revenue from non-traditional sources such as proceeds from the College of Extended Learning and Saint...

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UNB Saint John s Evidence Synthesis Group receives approval from the Joanna Briggs Institute

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB Saint John's Evidence Synthesis Group recently became a member of the esteemed Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. "I am delighted with becoming an officially recognized group with the JBI in Adelaide, Australia," says Lisa Keeping-Burke group convenor and assistant nursing professor at UNB Saint John. "This accomplishment acknowledges our group's efforts towards the advancement of evidence based nursing practice and with building...

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World s first research centre in dermoskeletics comes to UNB

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Posted: June 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) welcomed partners from the government of New Brunswick, Mitacs and B-TEMIA to the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on June 2 to announce funding for the world’s first research centre in dermoskeletics on the university’s Fredericton campus. The announcement was followed by a demonstration of the industry-leading dermoskeleton technology in the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab. A centre of research excellence Under the direction of Dr. Kevin...

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Lisa Armstrong to address class of 2014 in Saint John

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Lisa Armstrong will address the Class of 2014 as Valedictorian at UNB Saint John’s 40th spring convocation ceremony. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Information and Communications Studies and a minor in Linguistics and Philosophy.A mature student and a lifelong Saint Johner, Lisa is the embodiment of the truly transformational opportunities our university offers, and that a university degree is possible no matter the time in life.While at UNB Saint John, Lisa...

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Graduation A family affair

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Posted: May 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Homepage , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Karen Furlong will be seated proudly alongside her son Colin as they both await their turn to cross the stage at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John’s Spring Convocation. Education runs in the family Karen, senior teaching associate for UNB Saint John’s department of nursing and health sciences, recently completed her PhD in Education Studies. Colin has completed UNB Saint John’s concurrent Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.  Karen is thrilled to celebrate...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded at the University of New Brunswick

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Four Maritime high school students who display outstanding leadership skills inside and outside the classroom are the 2014-15 recipients of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The Currie Scholarships were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists.   Jack Campbell of Saint John, New Brunswick, Kaley Fitzpatrick of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emma MacDonald of Vernon River, Prince Edward Island, and...

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UNB prepares for spring 2014 graduation ceremonies

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Posted: May 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will award degrees to over 1780 students at its spring graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 in Fredericton and Friday, May 30 in Saint John. Fredericton The 185th Encaenia will be held on May 28 and 29 at The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER on UNB's Fredericton campus. Honorary Degree Recipients Professors Emeriti Valedictorians Saint John The 40th Spring Convocation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the G. Forbes...

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UNB announces new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data

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Posted: May 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Monica Wachowicz, the new Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is developing breakthrough algorithms and services for analyzing information to assist New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation, and municipal planning sectors to extract value from Big Data. Big Data analytics helps organizations make informed decisions by enabling data scientists to comprehend enormous volumes of data that may be left unexamined by conventional algorithms. This data...

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UNB and NB Power partner on wind energy initiative

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Posted: May 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Innovative technology developed by University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers is helping NB Power create green energy solutions for the province. Industry-leading wind forecasting research The partnership between NB Power and UNB is pioneering industry-leading wind forecasting research created by UNB Professor Dr. Liuchen Chang. This forecasting will identify the best opportunities to use wind energy in homes and businesses. Nearly 1200 customers from around the Maritimes are already...

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Middle and high school students compete in annual programming competitions

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


This spring the department of computer science and applied statistics at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Saint John is hosting two computer-programming competitions for middle school and high school students. On Saturday, May 10 both the 8th annual New Brunswick High School Programming competition and first annual Scratch Programming competition will be held on the UNB Saint John campus. “Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for students in the 21st Century,” says Aziz...

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UNB hosts 32nd Annual NB Math Competition

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Posted: May 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for grades seven, eight and nine will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 on campuses across the province. About 1200 students from across the province will travel to both the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, as well as the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of the Universite de Moncton to write a multiple choice competition paper. The paper is available in both English and French. The competitions...

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SWAAC conference happening today

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Posted: May 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The 2014 Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) conference, hosted by UNB Saint John, kicks off today at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. “Navigating Sea Change” will provide a forum and a collective voice for women in senior administrative roles at various Canadian universities, colleges and technical institutes.  Playing on our location on the Bay of Fundy the theme of this year's conference is how to navigate the many challenges and changes facing universities...

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UNB wins Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year

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Posted: May 1, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


UNB has won a 2014 Startup Canada Award for Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year in Atlantic Canada. Congratulations to the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC), Pond Deshpande Centre (PDC), Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), and all of the faculty, staff and students on our campuses who drive entrepreneurship at UNB.The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the...

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Social Enterprise Development Dialogue attracts talent from Toronto to Boston

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Posted: April 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Saint John Community Loan Fund are proud to present ecosystem2enterprise: ideas for a new economy, the 2nd Annual Social Enterprise Development Dialogue, April 24 and 25, 2014, in Saint John, New Brunswick. The dialogue is for community-minded citizens from all sectors, the general public, business, technology, science, education, government, NGOs, co-ops, social enterprises, and for everyone who is passionate about making...

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Faculty and staff honoured at 2014 University Awards ceremony

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Posted: April 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Now in its 14th year, the University Awards ceremony will see several faculty and staff members honoured for their contributions to the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The recipient of the 2014 President's Medal is Maureen Sparks of the faculty of kinesiology.  Open to both faculty and staff, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching, research, or service over the span of a career. The UNB Distinguished Service Award honours outstanding service, both at UNB and in the...

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President Campbell sends condolences to University of Calgary community

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Posted: April 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


We were deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the tragic events that unfolded in Calgary on Tuesday. We have learned that the lives of five students were taken as they celebrated the end of term together off campus. As administrators, educators and students, we know that safety is a necessary condition for our learning communities to thrive. And we know, too, that these communities extend beyond the bounds of our campuses. I have written to my colleague Elizabeth Cannon, president and...

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Pioneering biomedical-imaging research gets nod

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Posted: April 10, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


In the digital world we rely on machines to get any information we need. Images, however, are opaque to machines so finding the right image can be very slow. Tagging images to make them machine readable and reusable for researchers, or clinicians, is the focus of pioneering work conducted by Ahmad C. Bukhari, PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John (UNBSJ).  Why is this important? Tagging images makes them easier to identify so users can rapidly derive relevant...

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UNB celebrates alumni at Proudly UNB Awards

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Posted: April 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick will recognize some of its most celebrated alumni at the 2014 Proudly UNB Awards dinner in Fredericton on Thursday, April 3. Marc Bedard (BBA’74), president of the UNB Associated Alumni, will recognize ten UNB alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, country and beyond.  Read the 2014 Proudly UNB Award recipients’ bios Find out how you can nominate an outstanding alumnus or alumna for...

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Writer Rawi Hage to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

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Posted: March 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Rawi Hage will read from Carnival on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Rawi Hage is a writer, a visual artist and curator. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was translated into several languages. Cockroach, his second novel, was a finalist for many prestigious awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Beirut, he lives in Montreal. The reading...

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UNB honours top students

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Posted: March 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 16 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways, both locally and internationally. “Our students are the future and I am very proud of what they have accomplished on campus, in their communities and around the world,” said UNB President Eddy...

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Author and UNB s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


UNB’s Writer-in-Residence Douglas Glover will read from Savage Love on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Douglas Glover worked in the newsrooms of daily papers in Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec, before publishing Precious in 1984. His byline later appeared in the book pages of The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe. He is the author of two works of...

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Internationally renowned expert to discuss myth and memory of the Titanic

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Dr. Leon Litvack, professor of Victorian studies at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will deliver the 2014 W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 18 in Saint John and Wednesday, March 19 in Fredericton.  He will present “Titanic, Myth, and Memory” on both University of New Brunswick campuses at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Saint John: Tuesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. | Oland Hall, Room 104  Fredericton: Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. | Alfred...

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Proliferation of rock snot algae may be linked to climate change

Communications

Posted: March 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


An algal species commonly known as didymo or “rock snot” has been found to be non-invasive after a collaboration between University of New Brunswick (UNB) graduate student Michelle Lavery and researchers from Queen’s University, l’Institut national de la recherché scientifique (INRS), and Brock University found remains in lake sediments dating back to 1970. The discovery debunks the commonly held assumption that didymo—a nuisance algae that may...

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Breakfast panel discussion to tackle economic growth

Communications

Posted: February 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


Join EY for breakfast and a panel discussion to learn more about “the power of three”. See how together, governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can spur economic growth in Canada. Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Location: 40 Charlotte Street, UNB Grand Hall, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB The breakfast and panel discussion will focus on how the combined power of governments, entrepreneurs and corporations can stimulate economic...

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Hans W Klohn Commons receives LEED gold certification

Communications

Posted: February 25, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


The Hans W. Klohn Commons building on the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus has achieved LEED gold certification.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an industry building rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green buildings in over 132 countries.  "We are striving to design and operate our buildings in an efficient way," said UNB President Eddy Campbell. "This project was an opportunity...

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Rainbow flag flies on UNB campuses

Communications

Posted: February 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


All four universities in New Brunswick will be flying the iconic rainbow flag this month, in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The flag will fly on all campuses for the duration of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 7 through Feb. 23. Please direct media inquiries to Heather Campbell. 

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Non-fiction writer Don Gayton to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 3, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Popular non-fiction writer Don Gayton will read from Man Facing West and Okanagan Odyssey on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Don Gayton’s books include Interwoven Wild, Kokanee, Landscapes of the Interior and The Wheatgrass Mechanism. He writes for Canadian Geographic as well as writing technical articles on grasslands, climate change and fire ecology. His awards include the Saskatchewan Writers Guild non-fiction award, the US...

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Statement from the President

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Posted: January 31, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


We are all delighted that classes will resume at UNB Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 as a result of an agreement yesterday between the university and the AUNBT. We will deploy all of the university’s resources to help everyone with the transition back to classes.  There will be many questions about a variety of subjects, perhaps most about the changes needed in our academic calendar, all of which will be much clearer over the next few days.  As details are available, they will be posted...

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Tentative agreement reached on key issues related to wages

Communications

Posted: January 30, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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


The AUNBT and UNB are pleased to announce an agreement to recommend suspension of the strike/lockout.  This comes as a result of reaching a tentative agreement on the key issues related to wages. The parties agree to jointly announce further details within the next 24 hours.

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Michael Christie and Bill Gaston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 28, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Michael Christie will read from The Beggar’s Garden and Bill Gaston will read from The World on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Michael Christie has been a sponsored skateboarder, a homeless shelter worker, an advocate and outreach provider for the mentally ill, a magazine editor and a creative writing teacher. He holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC, and currently writes and divides his time between Thunder Bay and Galliano...

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Don Gillmor to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series-SJ

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Don Gillmor will read from Mount Pleasant on Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Don Gillmor is the author of the bestselling, award-winning two-volume history of Canada, Canada: A People’s History, and two other books of non-fiction, The Desire of Every Living Thing, a Globe and Mail Best Book, and I Swear by Apollo. His debut novel, Kanata, was published in 2010 to critical acclaim. He has also written nine books for children,...

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Message from President Eddy Campbell Regarding Incident at Eastern College

Communications

Posted: January 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


On behalf of the entire university community, I am writing to express our shock and sadness over the events at Eastern College in Fredericton on Monday. The safety of every individual is paramount in a learning community.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to all of the teachers, staff and students - especially the victims and indeed heroes - at Eastern College.   Counselling services are available for any UNB student by calling 453-4820 in Fredericton or 648-2309 in Saint John. Faculty and...

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UNB labour update what the latest financial offer means

Communications

Posted: January 7, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has posted the latest financial offer to the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers as part of its negotiations towards a new collective agreement: Maintaining competitive salaries: New financial offer and what it means.  The offer was presented just before Christmas. Please continue to visit unb.ca/labour for information and updates. All media inquiries pertaining to labour negotiations at UNB can be directed to Heather Campbell.

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UNB economist provides economic advice to finance minister

Communications

Posted: November 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Economist Weiqiu Yu joined a team of experts in Moncton, N.B. last week in a pre-budgetary consultation held my Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson. Dr. Yu, chair of the University of New Brunswick’s economics department in Fredericton was one of two academics invited to the policy discussion. You can read Adam Huras’ story on the front page of the November 26 edition of the Telegraph Journal. Economist calls for income splittingADAM HURAS Telegraph Journal 26 Nov 2013 The chair of...

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New Travel Study Award creates opportunities for UNB students

Communications

Posted: November 25, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


On Monday, November 25, UNB Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), Dr. Tony Secco, announced a gift of $200,000 a year for the next three years to support student Travel Study Awards. The award allows more full-time undergraduate students to participate in the UNB Travel Study Programs and builds on the success of a flagship program of the faculty of arts. “For nearly twenty-five years now I have watched the faces of students as they make their first climb up the Acropolis in Athens, or hiked...

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UNB and AUNBT agree on adoption of shared risk pension plan

Communications

Posted: November 22, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement to convert the existing academic employee pension plan (AEPP) to a shared risk plan (SRP) has now been ratified. In September 2012, UNB and the AUNBT set up a joint working group to explore the possibility of converting the plan to a shared risk model, an option newly available in New Brunswick as of August 2012. In June 2013, both parties...

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A home away from home for international students - UNB partners with Canada Homestay Network

Communications

Posted: November 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB and Canada Homestay Network (CHN) have partnered to offer prospective international students a home away from home. CHN, a Canadian not-for-profit that coordinates homestay options and provides custodianship assistance to international students, has extensive experience working with high school students and other Canadian universities. "We meet a lot of students on the road who are interested in coming to UNB, but who would prefer to live in a Canadian home with the support of a local...

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Renowned novelist Catherine Bush to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: November 14, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Catherine Bush will read from Accusation on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Catherine Bush is the author of three novels. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement was a national bestseller and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her third novel, Claire's Head, was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award. In the 1990s, she was involved in the making of a documentary about the actual Circus...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: November 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


On October 9, 2013 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Six faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Barb Dowding (Biology), Chris Welch (Engineering), Paul Holder (Mathematical Sciences), Aziz Fellah (Computer Science & Applied Statistics), Tracy Carr (Nursing & Health Sciences) and Li-Hong Xu (Physical Sciences) were all honoured for their excellent and...

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UNB joins forces with Higher Ed Points allowing students to pay tuition with Aeroplan Miles

Communications

Posted: November 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is only one of three post-secondary institutions in the country to immediately jump to join forces with Higher Ed Points Inc., a partnership that will allow students, friends and family members to direct their Aeroplan Miles towards education.   Higher Ed Points Inc. has launched a revolutionary new program through its website which allows Canadians to convert Aeroplan Miles into payments for higher education. Students, their parents, friends and family...

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UNB conference to focus on Disruptive Technology

Communications

Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Could a disruptive innovation completely change the way universities work?  The music industry, movie rental business, and the encyclopedia are examples of industries that have experienced a significant shift when new technologies were introduced. Dr. Peter Smith, senior vice president of academic strategies and development at Kaplan Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at the University of New Brunswick’s #DisruptED2013 conference on November 12.   Dr. Smith brings an alternative...

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Students see potential in Tin Can Beach

Communications

Posted: November 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Third-year "Urbanization, Poverty and Politics" students from UNB Saint John have focused their attention on a stretch of land in Saint John's south end. Their efforts to revitalize Tin Can Beach were featured in the Telegraph Journal on November 4. Read the full story below. Students see potential in Tin Can Beach New Brunswick Telegraph-JournalMon Nov 4 2013Byline: KARISSA DONKIN A group of students from the University of New Brunswick Saint John are hoping to help revitalize a...

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UNB maintains 4th spot nationally in Maclean s university rankings

Communications

Posted: October 31, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick has maintained many of the gains achieved last year in Maclean's annual Canadian university rankings, including remaining the 4th best Canadian university in the national comprehensive category. "Everyone here has been working hard to meet the goals identified in our strategic plan," said Eddy Campbell, president of UNB. "UNB's teaching, research, and programs are world-class, and it's certainly encouraging to be recognized for what we do. We'll continue,...

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A Diverse Palette launches its first show of the 2013-2014 season

Communications

Posted: October 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The Lorenzo Art Series will launch its first show of the 2013-2014 season with "A Diverse Palette" featuring artist Sarah Jones on November 3. “I am drawn to the transient elements of urban culture, like graffiti, construction sites, cranes, scaffolding and tankers – things that move in and out of the urban landscape,” says Jones.   Jones, a UNB Saint John Alumna (BA '07), will present her new show “Trade Route” from November 3 - December 13 at the Faculty-Staff Lounge, Ward Chipman Art...

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UNB legal expert comments on Oland case

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Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Legal expert Nicole O'Byrne, assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick's faculty of law, weighed in on the current state of evidence in the Oland case in a recent media story. The circumstantial evidence that the prosecution is using to build its case is not out of the ordinary, according to O'Byrne. "Generally in criminal cases you don't have a whole line up of direct evidence pointing to a smoking gun," O'Byrne said in an interview with the Telegraph Journal's Chris Morris. In...

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UNB recognized as one of Canada s Top 100 Employers for 2014

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Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has again been recognized as one of the country’s top employers. The Globe and Mail announced Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014 this week. UNB was the only New Brunswick university to make the list and one of five Canadian universities recognized. Here are some of the reasons why UNB was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014:UNB: encourages employees to balance their work and personal life through a range of alternative work arrangements,...

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UNB Saint John graduates its 2013 fall class

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Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John awarded diplomas to 146 students at its 2013 fall convocation ceremony at the Imperial Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25. UNBSJ conferred an honorary degree to Jane Bertrand, program director for the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation, and former professor for the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, at its 31st fall convocation ceremony. Jane Bertrand is an internationally respected expert in early childhood development. She has provided leadership to early...

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UNBSJ Faculty of Science Applied Science Engineering Announces Dean s List for 2012-13

Communications

Posted: October 28, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Two hundred and twenty-six students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13. Dean Ruth Shaw announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing.

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Dr Christopher Gray featured in ACCN

Communications

Posted: October 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Dr. Christopher Gray's research on local plants as a potential treatment for drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis was highlighted in the article "Weapons of microscopic destruction" in the latest edition of ACCN. ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, is Canada's magazine for the chemical sciences and engineering. It covers the intersection of those fields with society by reporting on the latest scientific discoveries and industrial innovations, as well as by providing insightful editorials on...

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UNB celebrates grads confers honorary degrees and installs new chancellor

Communications

Posted: October 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick is holding its fall convocation ceremonies on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 in Fredericton and Saint John, respectively. The Fredericton ceremony on Thursday will feature the installation of UNB's sixth modern day chancellor, Allison McCain. Fredericton The 59th Convocation will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER in Fredericton. Allen P. Stuart Teaching Award recipient (Jasen Golding) Honorary Degree...

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BrowZine has come to UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: October 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


BrowZine is a free app delivering thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library newsstand. The result is a revolutionary new way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals. Why should you be interested in BrowZine?...

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Renowned scientist to talk at UNB effects of extreme weather conditions

Communications

Posted: October 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


Increasing temperatures have received much of the focus in climate change research, but how much do we know about the affect of extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods on stream life?  One of the world's top scientists in this field, Bobbi Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin, is coming to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton this Wednesday, October 23 to give a talk about the consequences of extreme weather conditions.  This is free public talk is entitled "Potential...

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UNB Saint John MBA student compiles report

Communications

Posted: October 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The New Brunswick Capital Markets Report 2013, released this week, was compiled by a master of business administration student at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, and summarizes the recent trends of province’s capital markets.   The report, discussed in the Times & Transcript on Oct. 17, is the fourth such report in as many years. Read the full article below. Company mergers down in 2012: reportTimes & Transcript (Moncton) Thu Oct 17 2013 Byline: John Chilibeck A fair number of...

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Graduation Preparation Series continues for the second year

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Posted: October 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick in Saint John, in partnership with Mount Allison University, is excited to be continuing the Graduation Preparation Series (GPS), helping prepare international students for graduation, for the second year. Graduation can be quite a busy time. Getting ready to leave the hallowed walls of UNB Saint John to enter the working world can be a daunting undertaking. The GPS has been launched to take some of the anxiety out of it. Specifically designed to help...

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Historian to discuss Nfld s oil boom

Communications

Posted: October 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Dr. Sean Cadigan will discuss the aftermath of Newfoundland and Labrador's oil boom, and the impact of resource extraction in other provinces, at the University of New Brunswick’s 2013 W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture series. "Boom, Bust and Bluster: The Oil Daze of Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada's 'Have' Province" October 16, 5:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 102 | UNB Fredericton October 17, 5:30 p.m. in Oland Hall, Room 104 | UNB Saint John The lectures are free and open to...

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New graduate scholarships expand focus on New Brunswick innovation

Communications

Posted: October 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to students undertaking studies one of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and...

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Farewell Dr Currie

Communications

Posted: October 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


UNB pays tribute to outgoing chancellor The University of New Brunswick recently bid farewell to longtime chancellor, Dr. Richard J. Currie. A tribute dinner to celebrate Dr. Currie's ten years of service was held on September 26 at the building named in his honour. Several prominent guests joined the university community, including New Brunswick's Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Graydon Nicholas. The following stories were recently published in New Brunswick papers. Currie helped UNB to...

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UNBSJ s Promise Partnership wins Big Heart Award

Communications

Posted: October 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB Saint John's Promise Partnership was the winner of the 2013 Big Heart Award at last week's Outstanding Business Awards (OBA). The Promise Partnership is a collaboration between UNBSJ students, faculty and staff, as well as teachers and staff at Hazen White-St. Francis School (HWSF), Lorne Middle School and local high schools. As part of the student mentor program, every student at HWSF school is assigned a UNBSJ student mentor. The mentors help students improve competencies in areas such...

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The Urban and Community Studies Institute to host Byrne 50 Symposium

Communications

Posted: October 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Commemorating the Byrne Commission’s legacy and tackling today's local governance challenges The University of New Brunswick's Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI) is marking the 50th anniversary of The Byrne Commission report with a one-day symposium in Fredericton, November 4. The report helped modernize regional governance in New Brunswick and paved the way for sweeping reforms including equal opportunity. Fifty years later, New Brunswick and similar jurisdictions around the world...

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One of Canada s premier Native public intellectuals Thomas King to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Thomas King will read from The Inconvenient Indian on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the U.S. and Canada. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lecture,...

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UNBSJ and Rocmaura donate school supplies

Communications

Posted: October 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


For the second year in a row, Rocmaura Nursing Home’s wellness committee and UNB Saint John’s Information Services and Systems team collected much needed school supplies over the summer months for the Promise Partnership. As a direct result of the sheer volume donated, students from Hazen-White St. Francis (HWSF) and Lorne Middle School received six boxes jammed full of items needed for the school year. The Promise Partnership has invested its efforts, working closely with a growing number of...

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Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , In the Media


Critically acclaimed writer Wayne Johnston will read from The Son of a Certain Woman on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the UNB Saint John campus. Johnston will read on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UNB Fredericton campus. The Son of a Certain Woman was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His number one, nationally bestselling novels include The Divine...

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New business dean for UNBSJ

Communications

Posted: October 1, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Effective today, Dr. Fazley Siddiq has joined the UNB family as professor of Economics and Finance, and the new Dean of Business for the Saint John campus. Dr. Siddiq comes to UNB Saint John from Dalhousie University and brings an outstanding record of teaching, research and leadership experience.  "In addition to advancing learning and discovery at UNB in my new position, I am looking forward to becoming part of the Saint John community and to help advance economic development in Saint...

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Saint John student presented with The Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award

Communications

Posted: September 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Taryn O'Neill is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award presented by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Atlantic Region (CBCF - Atlantic Region). Taryn O'Neill, a UNBSJ alumna, spent this summer working at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Gray and Dr. Duncan Webster.  Taryn's research focused on identifying the compounds in a plan that has been used medicinally by local aboriginal people and has...

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Soprano Jessica McCormack to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Music Series

Communications

Posted: September 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Soprano Jessica McCormack, Head of Voice Studies and an Assistant Professor of Voice at Indiana University South Bend, will present a lecture and recital ‘Canadian at Heart: A Lecture Recital Featuring the Works of Canadian Composers from Across the Country’ on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB Saint John. Reception afterward. Dr. McCormack holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music in vocal performance from...

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UNB Saint John s Math and Science Help Centre named after Flora Beckett

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Posted: September 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


On Friday a ceremony was held paying tribute to one of the most enthusiastic advocates for UNB Saint John, Ms. Flora Beckett with the naming of the Math and Science Help Centre after her. A huge turnout of family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Hans W. Klohn Commons to recognize Flora. Her husband Barry, their children Lesley, Alex and Stephen and their grandchildren were all in attendance for the ceremony. Flora, along with Barry - a long-time chemistry professor, registrar...

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Top Hat turns digital distractions into learning opportunities

Communications

Posted: September 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


We know they have them.  We know they use them.  So why not put them to good, academic use?  What are we talking about?  Students and their mobile devices of course. Turning distractions into learning opportunities UNB Saint John has started using Top Hat, a Canadian web-based classroom response platform, so that instead of Facebooking, Tweeting or texting their friends during class students can use their cell phone, smartphone, laptop or tablet to participate productively. This ‘blended...

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Articulation agreements signed

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Posted: September 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Recognizing the importance of partnerships, the UNBSJ faculty of business has signed articulation agreements with a number of institutions to support college graduates wishing to pursue Baccalaureate degrees. The UNBSJ Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) degrees offer college graduates the chance to continue their education at the University level from a variety of these college partners, and diplomas, to earn an undergraduate degree with only two more years - or four semesters - of...

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UNB announces honorary degree recipients for fall convocation

Communications

Posted: September 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following honorary degrees will be awarded at its fall convocation ceremonies. On October 24 in Fredericton, honorary degrees will be awarded to Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada. On October 25 in Saint John, an honorary degree will be awarded to Jane Bertrand, an internationally respected expert in the field of early childhood education. Additional...

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UNB grads claim two of thirteen spots on Giller longlist

Communications

Posted: September 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist was released on Monday, revealing the jury's top 13 picks in Canadian fiction.  The top 13 titles were selected from 147 books, submitted by 81 publishers from every region of the country. UNB alumnus Craig Davidson (MA’03) was nominated for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada.   Wayne Johnston (MA’85, DLitt’03) was listed for his novel The Son of a Certain Woman, published by Knopf Canada.   Craig Davidson and fellow 2013 longlist...

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Award-winning author Donna Morrissey to kick off the 2013-14 Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: September 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John


Award-winning author Donna Morrissey will read from The Deception of Livvy Higgs on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit's Law, Downhill Chance, What They Wanted, and Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, as well as the author of a children's book, Cross Katie Kross, illustrated by her daughter, Bridget. Morrissey grew up in The Beaches, a small fishing...

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UNB Saint John Arts Faculty Dean s List for 2012-2013

Communications

Posted: September 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Seventy-eight students in the faculty of arts at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John have earned a place on the dean's list for 2012-13.  Thirty-three concurrent arts and education students have also earned a spot on the list. The acting dean of arts, Alexander (Sandy) Wilson, announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade point average of at least 3.7 or A- for the academic year. See the complete listing.

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UNB launches first university-wide app

Communications

Posted: September 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the official launch of its first, university-wide, mobile application for smartphones and tablets. The UNB app is now available for download in both the Apple iOS store for iPhones and iPads and the Google Play store for Android phones and tablet devices. The App was made available on Aug. 29 as part of a beta program, and more than 1,800 students, faculty and staff have used it more than 11,500 times.  With the help of the university...

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Dr MacKinnon reappointment featured in Telegraph Journal

Communications

Posted: September 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Dr. Robert MacKinnon's recent reappointment as vice-president of the University New Brunswick's Saint John campus was featured in the September 5 edition of the Telegraph Journal. The full story follows: University VP receives another five-year termNew Brunswick Telegraph-Journal September 5, 2013Byline: Jennifer Pritchett Robert MacKinnon has been appointed for his second term as vice-president of the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. "I'm thrilled to have been reappointed for...

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Appreciation for the written word

Communications

Posted: September 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Encouraging a love and appreciation for the written word is the sole intent of a new course offered at UNB Saint John - English 3782: Special Topics: Lorenzo Reading Series. Offered every Monday this Fall, from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, this new course will explore the literature written by authors visiting UNB Saint John as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series.   Entering its 15th season, the Lorenzo Reading series is a community favourite with full houses for almost every author reading. "Listening...

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UNB website gets a fresh new look

Communications

Posted: August 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


Starting this past Saturday all UNB websites will get a facelift as we move to a more responsive web design. "It will take several days to fully implement all the changes - after all, over 20,000 pages are being refreshed - but there will be very little actual downtime. When complete, the revised website will still provide users with everything they need to know about UNB, but will also have a smarter, attractive, and highly usable look," says Terry Nikkel, associate vice president of...

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Welcome to myUNB News

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

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


Announcing my UNB News, the new way to share UNB notices within the UNB community.  myUNB News is for UNB-related notices only within the following categories: - Athletics, Recreation and Wellness - Employment News - Financial Aid - News and Notices - Student Organizations  All events are to be submitted to the events calendar at https://es.unb.ca/apps/eventscalendar/post-event/  All of the articles that have been previously submitted to eDaily or Student eNews have been lost. Please resubmit...

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Hospitality Tourism program featured in magazine

Communications

Posted: July 30, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John’s Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism (BAMHT) program was recently featured in Restaurants & Hotels Magazine. The BAMHT equips students to work in a variety of areas including: hotel management, tourism research, park management, travel writing, or continue with hospitality or tourism studies at the Masters level. Keith Dewar, program professor and assistant dean for the Faculty of Business (Saint John), was featured. See the full story.

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UNB Saint John realizes growth in internship partnerships

Communications

Posted: July 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has proven itself to be a true 'investment in your future' opportunity for students, the university and the business community in Saint John. Over the past two years the university has seen significant enrolment growth; most notably in 2012-2013 the class grew to exceed 100 students in its campus-based offering. Typically a two year study at other educational institutions, UNB Saint John's program is packed into 12 months of...

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New strategic science plan to address human impact on sustainability of rivers

Communications

Posted: June 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) today released a new five-year innovative research plan focused on protecting and improving the health of rivers.  The timing of the research plan coincides with the recurring theme of river and water management headlines in the news related to changes to the Fisheries Act, concerns of hydro-fracking and other resource development, watershed management and plans for hydro-dams, to name just a few topics. With companies such as RBC distributing funding...

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Innovation at UNBSJ celebrated through government announcement

Communications

Posted: June 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A $20 million investment over five years to support research and innovation in New Brunswick was announced yesterday on the UNB Saint John campus by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy as part of the government's $80 million innovation strategy. Of the $20 million, $14 million will be allocated to the foundation's Research Innovation Fund. The fund invests in projects that expand the innovation capacity of the province and that demonstrate potential for...

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Eddy Campbell reappointed president of University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: June 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Dr. H. E. A. (Eddy) Campbell has been reappointed to a second five-year term as the 18th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick. The University of New Brunswick's Board of Governors, Fredericton Senate and Saint John Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of reappointing the president on June 20, 2013. "We are delighted that Eddy has agreed to lead the university for another five years as president and vice-chancellor," said Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s...

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Two high school students recognized at UNB Saint John with a Primrose Scholarship

Communications

Posted: June 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Ashley Ackroyed, a recent Harbour View High School graduate, and Marija Veljanovska, a recent Samuel-de-Champlain graduate, are the latest UNB Saint John Primrose Scholarship recipients. The Primrose Scholarship has typically been awarded to one individual, however, both young women's leadership at school, in athletics, and in the community makes them equally the natural choice for this year's Primrose Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 each. Ashley's athletic involvement in swimming, field...

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Researcher s work captures attention south of the border

Communications

Posted: June 12, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin's work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm - including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates - is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach. Dr. Chopin's IMTA method reduces and reuses fish waste that would otherwise be lost. "What we are doing is nothing more than recycling...

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UNB researchers claim NSERC grants

Communications

Posted: June 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Twenty-four researchers from the University of New Brunswick have won grants and scholarships from the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery grants program. NSERC Discovery grants, scholarships and fellowships are awarded to scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada. "Through these programs, NSERC provides direct support to an exceptionally strong base of scientific and creative talent in every field of the natural sciences and...

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Prestigious Currie Scholarships awarded at the University of New Brunswick

Communications

Posted: June 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Four Maritime high school students who displayed outstanding leadership skills inside and outside the classroom are the 2013-14 recipients of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. Calder Agnew of Child's Creek, New Brunswick; Delaney Collins of Middleton, Nova Scotia; Katherine MacDonald of Saint John, New Brunswick; and Chelsey Walker of Ellerslie, Prince Edward Island, will each receive a four-year scholarship, valued at $50,000. The Currie Scholarships...

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UNB graduates 1 692 students at spring graduation ceremonies

Communications

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick will hold its spring graduation ceremonies on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses May 29-31. There will be four ceremonies on the Fredericton campus May 29-30, where 1,350 students will receive degrees, and one ceremony in Saint John on Friday, May 31 where 342 degrees will be conferred.   During these spring graduation ceremonies, UNB will honour outgoing chancellor, Dr. Richard J. Currie, with the rare chancellor emeritus designation. Contact Natasha...

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UNB Saint John hosts business competition

Communications

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Four UNB Saint John MBA students won the Cervus Equipment business case competition held May 27 at UNB Saint John. Five teams were shortlisted from 130 students in UNB Saint John's one-year MBA program. The winning team, comprised of Mirko Crevatin, Bernard Hache, Pierre Urier-Cattoire and Alexandre Legret, received $3,000. The company chose to bring the case competition opportunity to UNB Saint John due to deep roots, relationships and respect for the faculty's approach to teaching business...

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Advisors selected for UNB s Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment

Communications

Posted: May 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that four current staff members have been selected as advisors. The advisors will act as an additional first point of contact for any member of the UNB community who feels they have a human rights, discrimination or harassment issue. The advisors will offer active non-judgmental listening and confidential consultations. They will provide information on what constitutes harassment,...

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ACOA AIF invests 5 9 million in UNB research

Communications

Posted: May 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The Government of Canada recently announced that three research projects at the University of New Brunswick will be awarded a total of $5.9 million. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) will assist the university to carry out three projects: develop hardware, software and MRI measurement tools to help detect and extract oil and gas; develop an IT toolset to identify potential risks and threats to computer systems; and develop natural fibre-based wraps...

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Noted business leader Allison McCain named UNB s new chancellor

Communications

Posted: May 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


Outgoing chancellor Richard J. Currie granted rare emeritus status As an active alumnus, volunteer and honorary degree recipient, Allison McCain is no stranger to the University of New Brunswick. That relationship will only grow stronger now that New Brunswick’s Lieutenant-Governor and provincial government have approved Dr. McCain’s selection as UNB’s sixth modern day chancellor. "We couldn't be more pleased to welcome an internationally respected business leader like Allison McCain to the...

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UNB Saint John s Spring Convocation

Communications

Posted: May 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John will award one honorary degree to an outstanding individual during its 39th Spring Convocation ceremony on May 31, 2013. Honorary Degree Anne Marie McGrath has devoted her entire life to education. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher, she moved to the office of the Superintendent where she served for close to 20 years in an administrative role.  McGrath then served for eight years as Superintendent. Having received Bachelors and Masters of...

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Joanna Everitt chosen for prestigious program

Communications

Posted: May 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Joanna Everitt will be a visiting fellow at Harvard University from September until December, 2013. Our very own Dr. Everitt, Dean of Arts at UNB Saint John, has been chosen as a visiting fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPP), within the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  The WAPP Program closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and...

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Not your typical student Mature student numbers on the rise

Communications

Posted: May 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


A survey was sent to all first year mature students to get a better understanding of why they came to UNB Saint John and what they hope to get out of their time on campus. The results showed that mature student numbers are growing year-to-year, which fits perfectly with the direction UNB's strategic plan, our community, and our province, is headed. Looking around the Saint John campus, it is often difficult to identify who is a mature student, as there are no typical answers to the way...

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Eddy Campbell named one of Atlantic Canada s top CEOs

Communications

Posted: May 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell has been named one of Atlantic Canada's top CEOs. The winners of this year's Atlantic Business Magazine competition were celebrated at an awards gala held on May 8 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, N.S. Since being selected as UNB's president in 2009, Eddy Campbell has sharpened the university’s mission despite managing through difficult financial times, said Kathryn McCain, chair of the university’s...

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UNB Saint John introduces nursing pilot project

Communications

Posted: May 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Licensed practical nursing graduates will be able to enter the Bachelor of Nursing program at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, under a pilot project supported by the Department Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Under the program, Licensed Practical Nurses who are graduates from two-year training programs offered at the New Brunswick Community College and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will be able to move into the third year of the Bachelor of...

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2013 New Brunswick high school programming competition

Communications

Posted: May 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The Department of Computer Science & Applied Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, is holding the seventh annual New Brunswick high school programming competition on Saturday, May 11. The competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11, and 12 students from around the province. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity at one of the prizes. Prizes include: 1st place team:...

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UNB co-hosts annual math competition

Communications

Posted: May 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The 31st Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grade 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013. Nearly 1,200 students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of the University of New Brunswick and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippigan campuses of l'Université de Moncton to compete in this year's competition. The competitions are written in the late morning and are followed by tours and demonstrations at various university...

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Green Means Go Jobs Skills and Resilience in a 21st-Century Economy

Communications

Posted: May 6, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Sustainable Saint John, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative and the UNB Urban and Community Studies Institute, presents Green Means Go! Jobs, Skills, and Resilience in a 21st Century Economy, a lecture on sustainable economic development delivered by national thought-leader Dr. Sarah L. White. The public lecture and discussion period will take place on Thursday, May 9 at the UNB Grand Hall, 40 Charlotte Street, Saint John. Admission is free. Reception and cash bar at 5:00pm, lecture at...

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Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program at Saint John College

Communications

Posted: April 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


UNB Saint John's Saint John College has kicked off its first Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the pilot Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of energy issues and information taking place across our province. Designed for professionals, leaders, and managers at all career levels who work directly or indirectly in the energy sector, Energy Fundamentals for Leaders combines in-class...

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UNB Saint John business co-op awards

Communications

Posted: April 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


UNB Saint John's business co-op program held its annual "Celebration of Excellence"  award luncheon today at Grand Hall in Uptown Saint John. The co-op program integrates classroom studies with work experience by alternating academic semesters with four-month paid work semesters.  Students not only gain work experience and develop great business skills, but also have a chance to network with professionals in their field of interest. Co-op awards were presented to: Glenn Carpenter, co-op...

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UNB achieves balanced budget in 2013-2014

Communications

Posted: April 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


The Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. It is the fourth budget in a multi-year series designed to ensure the university’s long-term financial stability in the face of increasing costs, stagnant government support, and a sluggish economic environment. "It is a challenging time for universities across the country, including ours," said Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellor of UNB. "Over the past few...

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Labour Relations Updates

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick has collective bargaining relationships with four different unions, amounting to six separate collective agreements. Negotiations are a routine part of the life cycle of collective agreements.  Almost all universities across Canada have collective agreements with their faculty and/or staff and, at any given time, at least one is engaged in a collective bargaining process. UNB's labour relations site is a central hub to facilitate awareness and understanding of...

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UNBers dominate 2013 KIRA finalist list

Communications

Posted: April 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The KIRA Organizing Committee recently announced the 2013 KIRA finalists and among the list of 18 individuals or groups recognized, seven are UNB-affiliated. UNB finalists who made the list are administrators being recognized for their contribution to the knowledge industry, students who took advantage of UNB's entrepreneurial programs to launch their own start-ups, and researchers who are contributing to advancing our country’s technology capabilities. Groups such as UNB’s Faculty of...

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Exam de-stressors thinking outside the box

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


We all know exams can be a stressful time for students, so at UNB's Fredericton and Saint John campuses, groups have thought up unique ways to help students cope during this exam period. UNB has a number of ongoing services available to students such as counseling services, writing and math help centres, quiet study space, etc., but this year, there are other initiatives that are drawing quite a bit of student attention. UNB Fredericton will be holding a dog therapy session on Wednesday,...

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UNB Saint John holds tax clinics

Communications

Posted: April 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate business students participated in the Canada Revenue Agency volunteer program on Friday, April 12. They assisted in the electronic preparation of more than 110 tax returns for their fellow students within four hours. The Faculty of Business, Student Services and Integrated Technology Services at UNB Saint John have participated in this program for over 13 years. It has proven to be a great service to our students while also providing a wonderful...

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Director of leading research organization to discuss energy efficiency and the economy

Communications

Posted: April 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John , myUNB


The relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth will be addressed by Leslie Malone, Canada program director for Environment Northeast, as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Ms. Malone will present her talk, entitled Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth at both UNB campuses: on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, UNB Fredericton and on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Oland Hall, Room 104, UNB Saint...

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Christie Smith A star on and off the court

Communications

Posted: April 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


One of the top honours in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) recently went to Christie Smith at the 2013 awards banquet in Fredericton. The award recognizes excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and sportsmanship. Christie was awarded the Rod Shoveller Memorial Award, which recognizes an outstanding student-athlete playing ACAA basketball for significant contribution to a sport and the community.  "Receiving this award this year has been an awesome end to my...

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UNB students get hands-on experience through JDI business competition

Communications

Posted: April 4, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


J.D. Irving, Limited is partnering with UNB to provide students with an opportunity to solve real-life business scenarios. J.D. Irving, Limited, is hosting competitions at five Maritime universities where student teams are given details of a real-life supply chain, logistics or accounting-related event that occurred at JDI. The Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick will hold a combined Accounting DECC in Saint John on April 4. In the Direct Exchange Case...

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Carly Baxter receives Academic All Canadian Award

Communications

Posted: April 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Congratulations to UNB Saint John's Carly Baxter, our newest Academic All Canadian Award recipient.

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UNB Saint John mobile app updated

Communications

Posted: April 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick Saint John has recently updated its first mobile application for smartphones.   The mobile app, available for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as well as Blackberry and Android, is new and improved with the addition of even more useful links. "We've made a couple of significant improvements over the last version.  The radio station feed is greet for example, but I think what will be most useful is once you login to D2L you don't have to...

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UNB Saint John study shows promising fight against TB CBC News

Communications

Posted: March 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Scientists in Saint John are scouring the woods and shorelines for plants that could help in the global fight against tuberculosis. "We've been able to find endophytic fungi from plants here in New Brunswick that can inhibit or kill TB," said John Johnson, a biology professor who works with the team of graduate students at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus. The work by the Natural Products Research Group, started in 2007, is still in the early stages. "If we came up with...

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President Responds to Budget

Communications

Posted: March 26, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton


The following statement, on behalf of UNB President Eddy Campbell, was issued to media following the release of New Brunswick's 2013-14 provincial budget. At a high level, the provincial budget contains a zero percent increase in funding to public universities and limits tuition increases to $150.GNB Budget 2013Statement by Eddy Campbell, president and vice-chancellorUniversity of New Brunswick In delivering an austerity budget, the Premier and Minister of Finance are responding to...

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UNB contributes to new environmental history book

Communications

Posted: March 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


The latest in environmental history from Atlantic Canada is now available from UNB's regional history publisher, Acadiensis Press. Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada is an original exploration of the relationship between people and the environment in Atlantic Canada, from the native-settler interactions of the 17th century to the present-day challenges of resource depletion and economic renewal. Major themes focus on how people have explained and understood the natural...

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Algae for bioremediation and diversification

Communications

Posted: March 21, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Algae have been the buzzword of the last few days after the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that the National Research Council of Canada and the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives of France will collaborate on a project using algae to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta. Some confusion has ensued as the project, which will use microalgae to remove some of the greenhouse gases from Alberta oilsand...

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Pacey lecturer to discuss juggling work and family

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Dr. Diane F. Halpern, McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will present this year's annual Pacey Lecture on Wednesday, March 20, in Fredericton and Thursday, March 21, in Saint John.  She will present "Juggling Work & Family: What Women Leaders Can Teach Us".  Both lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5 p.m.  The Fredericton lecture on Wednesday will take place in Tilley Hall, Room 102.  In Saint John,...

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UNB among first in Canada to fight online threats with new IT security course

Communications

Posted: March 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick, British Columbia's Thompson Rivers University and Memorial University of Newfoundland are first in Canada to offer a new online IT security awareness course for students, faculty and staff. Recently three Canadian universities have gone beyond the usual methods for increasing awareness about hackers, malware and other IT dangers by launching a new online course to educate students, faculty and staff. "The best way to protect any IT system is to provide the...

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Government invests in med school

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


Rodney Weston, MP for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced funding from the Government of Canada to help support the purchase of specialized occupational medicine equipment by the new Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) biomedical research laboratory, on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus. "This announcement demonstrates the collaborative research...

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UNB honours top students

Communications

Posted: March 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton , myUNB


Seventeen University of New Brunswick students have joined 138 students before them and were inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars. The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students. Nominated by their faculties, the scholars must have completed two years of their bachelor’s degree program, achieved academic excellence and actively participated in co-curricular or extracurricular...

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Poet Clea Roberts to read as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: March 11, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


Poet Clea Roberts will read from Here is Where We Disembark on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library building on the Saint John campus. Clea Roberts’s poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Lake: A Journal of Arts and the Environment, The Malahat Review, Prism International, and Room. Roberts has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Centre, and the Atlantic Centre...

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Joan Clark UNB s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13 to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Joan Clark, UNB’s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13, will read from various works and a novel-in-progress on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus. Clark is the author of the novels An Audience of Chairs, Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, and the short story collections From A High Thin Wire and Swimming Toward the Light, as well as several award-winning novels for young adults. A member of the Order of Canada, Clark...

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Author Clark Blaise to read from The Meagre Tarmac as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


Author Clark Blaise will read from his novel, The Meagre Tarmac on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick.  Clark Blaise, dual Canadian and American citizen, is the author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction. An advocate for the literary arts in North America, Blaise has taught writing and literature at Emory, Skidmore, Columbia, NYU, Sir George Williams, UC-Berkeley, SUNY-Stony Brook, and the David Thompson...

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Global report showing chemical exposure a concern for humans and wildlife

Communications

Posted: February 21, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


A global report released February 19 by UNEP and WHO shows that humans and wildlife are being exposed to diverse chemicals and there is growing evidence and concern about their health impacts. These chemicals – called endocrine disruptors – interfere with the system that controls metabolism, development and reproduction in us, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.  A UNB Saint John professor, Karen Kidd, was one of the editors of this review which covers the scientific...

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Higher education mission concludes successfully enhances links with Ukraine

Communications

Posted: February 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


Over the past week, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) led a delegation of 15 senior education leaders from 12 Canadian institutions to Ukraine with the aim of strengthening Ukrainian-Canadian higher education partnerships. "We achieved our goal of greatly enhancing the bilateral relationship and setting the stage for expanded activity," said Karen McBride, President and CEO of CBIE, who co-led of the Canadian delegation with Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell, President and...

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UNB s Annual Dineen Lecture to Focus on Sustainable Energy in Canada

Communications

Posted: February 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , UNB Saint John


The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative, proudly presents the 33rd annual Dineen Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Richard J. Marceau, president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and provost of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The lecture will be given on both campuses: on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall, 15 Dineen Drive, UNB Fredericton; and on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, UNB...

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Excellence in teaching at UNB Saint John

Communications

Posted: February 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering Departmental Awards for Teaching Excellence (DATEs) were presented by the Dean at Faculty Council. Four faculty members were recognized for this important achievement: Mohammad Hamdan (Mathematical Sciences), Cathy O'Brien-Larivee (Nursing and Health Sciences), Jack Terhune (Biology) and Marion McLean (Computer Sciences and Applied Statistics) were all honoured for their excellent and innovative teaching....

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Eddy Campbell to co-lead Canadian university mission to Ukraine Deepened collaboration is the goal

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John


Ever since Ukraine declared its independence in 1991, Canada has been a leading supporter of the country's nascent democracy. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has partnered with the Canadian government in support of civil society development and public sector reform since the early days of the new Ukraine, through the Orange Revolution, to the present day. CBIE's membership comprises 150 educational institutions across Canada, many of which have provided expertise to...

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Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization

Communications

Posted: February 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John


Orientation to Running an Entrepreneurial Organization (O.R.E.O.), a business management competition for high school students, will be held at UNB Saint John on February 15. During the competition, students are permitted to seek advice from consultants, who are faculty, senior students, and business community partners. Entrepreneurs judge team performance, strategy and business leadership during afternoon presentations and students are provided with feedback and contacts in support of their...

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Award-winning author Madeleine Thien to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: January 25, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John