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UNB introduces one-year track to master of applied health services research program

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 20, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has introduced a new one-year stream to the applied health services research (MAHSR) program. The new stream offers students a course-based approach to the traditional thesis-based program. Additionally, students can now choose to complete their degree in either one or two years. With the new one-year virtual stream of the MAHSR program, students can...

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UNB players, coaches find comradery, competition in Maritime women’s basketball league

Dria McKenna

Posted: Jun 20, 2024

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton



This spring, the Maritime Womens Basketball Association (MWBA) is blurring the lines between camaraderie and competition with members of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) women's basketball community playing on opposing sides of the court. An unusual adversarial situation has resulted between the MWBA’s Port City Fog (Saint John) and Fredericton Freeze teams as several REDS and...

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Breaking down the ‘Beautiful Game’: UNB’s Joe Hamilton analyzes soccer for Canada’s national men’s team

Tim Jaques

Posted: Jun 19, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



When Joe Hamilton (BRSS'22) answered a call from a former University of New Brunswick (UNB) REDS teammate on a Sunday in 2021, he didn’t know what a game-changer it would prove to be. The teammate, who had become the lead scout for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, urgently needed an analyst. Hamilton was still at UNB studying kinesiology, majoring in recreation and sports...

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Indian nursing students get a glimpse of N.B. health-care system

Tim Jaques

Posted: Jun 18, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



The best way to understand something is to experience it first-hand. With this in mind, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is hosting seven nursing students from India to see the many good things New Brunswick offers. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) students were warmly greeted at a ceremony on June 17 at the Harriet Irving Library on the Fredericton campus. This visit is...

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UNB Announces 2024-25 Beaverbrook Scholars

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 17, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce the 2024-25 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award. Valued at $56,000 over four years, the Beaverbrook Scholars Award is awarded annually to three outstanding graduates of New Brunswick high schools who display high academic ability, financial need, and contribution to their communities. This year’s recipients are Audrey Cho,...

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UNB researchers awarded nearly $5 million in natural sciences and engineering research funding

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Category: Press Releases



Researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been awarded $4,966,756 in new research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The funding was announced on June 14 by the Government of Canada as part of a $693.8 million bundle. “Funding support from our federal tri-agency partners is an important part of our community’s ability to...

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David Myles joins J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick as Cultural Fellow

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 12, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The J Herbert Smith Centre at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning musician and cultural advocate David Myles as its new cultural fellow. In this role, Myles will bring his extensive experience in the arts and his passion for fostering cultural growth to the Centre, examining the connection between creativity, innovation, technology and...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces $1-million Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation led by River Philip Foundation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 12, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce the Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation that will accelerate New Brunswick’s digital economy. This strategy is made possible by a $1 million investment led by the River Philip Foundation. The McKenna Institute’s Rural Strategy for Digital Transformation aims to bridge the rural-urban divide...

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Games for change raise student awareness of Indigenous culture

Alex Graham

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Category: UNB Fredericton



When University of New Brunswick (UNB) student Arnab Taranga saw a group of his friends gathered at a campus hangout in intense conversation, he knew he’d put the pieces together for an impactful awareness campaign. “I’m very bad at puzzles,” Taranga laughed. However, as the co-founder of Heart to Heart, which is a partnership program between the UNB Fredericton...

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UNB’s McKenna Institute announces investment in digital agriculture led by McCain Foods

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Jun 11, 2024

Category: Press Releases



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is thrilled to announce a landmark $3.75 million investment from a partnership led by McCain Foods and other New Brunswick institutions that will revolutionize digital agriculture, progress regenerative farming practices and minimize the impact of climate change on farmland. Over the next five years, McCain Foods is committing...

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