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UNB Fredericton improves campus sustainability rating

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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus is a rising star in sustainability, showing considerable improvement in the worldwide ranking of sustainable practices among institutions of higher learning. This is the second time that UNBF has submitted data to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program run by the Philadelphia-based Association for the...

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Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club to feature Carla Gunn

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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The next Lorenzo Virtual Book Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ADT) and will feature Carla Gunn, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, discussing her novel, Amphibian. In Amphibian, nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world and he is the narrator. As Quill & Quire wrote, “[He]… is the kind of kid...

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UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre announces winner of 2021 RBC Product Design and Development Competition

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Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winner of the RBC Product Design and Development Competition, which took place virtually on April 8 as part of the 7th Annual Engineering Design Symposium. UNB’s annual Engineering Design Symposium gives final-year engineering students the opportunity to work together...

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NB-IRDT report shows how COVID-19 affects mental health in province

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



A new report by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) reveals how New Brunswickers’ mental health has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The team, led by principal investigator Dr. Sandra Magalhaes from the UNB Fredericton department of sociology, analyzed responses to an online survey asking New Brunswick residents to indicate the impact...

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Engineering students work with Kingsclear First Nation on capstone design project

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Posted: Apr 9, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of engineering in Fredericton hosted its 7th annual Engineering Design Symposium virtually on Thursday, April 8, recognizing the hard work of its students. Each year, fourth-year engineering students from all disciplines display projects they’ve worked on through the Capstone Design course. Students are guided by industry mentors and their...

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UNB organizes Canada-wide Techstars Startup Weekend

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Posted: Apr 9, 2021

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton



Inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the country are coming together to tackle sustainability-related challenges in Canada’s second annual Techstars Global Online Startup Weekend. The event, held from April 16 to 18, will see participants working together from their homes, tackling some of today’s toughest and most urgent challenges with a focus on sustainability and...

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UNB students make community impact through experiential learning

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Posted: Apr 6, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB



University of New Brunswick students are working with 14 community organizations to help make positive changes in the world around them while gaining a credit toward their university degree. Social Science in Practicum (SOCS4501) is a course offered at UNB’s Saint John campus that pairs students with an organization that best fits their goals and related disciplines to provide them with...

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UNB's J Herbert Smith Centre announces winners of 2021 RBC Student Pitch Competition

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Posted: Apr 1, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



The University of New Brunswick's J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of its 15th annual RBC Student Pitch Competition, which took place virtually on March 24. During the event, the top 32 finalists had three minutes to present their unaided pitch to a panel of judges. Winners were selected based on innovation impact, viability and...

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Congratulations to the Business Simulation Competition winners

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Posted: Mar 30, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB


The University of New Brunswick’s faculty of business in Saint John hosted its 4th Annual Business Simulation Competition on March 19, giving students a chance to experience a real-world global business environment. The winning groups were: First place: Hannah Gunter, Anna Nguyen, Kyle Benson, Ashley Little and Amelia McCavour Second place: Luke Armstrong, Taylor Lee and Annie...

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Pretium Resources Inc. and Robert Quartermain establish new scholarship at UNB

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Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB



Pretium Resources Inc. (Pretivm), in conjunction with UNB alumnus Dr. Robert Quartermain, is investing a combined $125,000 at the University of New Brunswick to establish the Pretium Resources Graduate Scholarship in the department of earth sciences. The scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be awarded annually to an outstanding earth sciences graduate student, with demonstrated interest and/or...

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