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Annual Report

Making a difference

At UNB, we go beyond our gates to uplift our communities – to empower our neighbours and create solutions for the great challenges of today and tomorrow.

Future Skills Centre joined with Atlantic Canada partners to enhance skills training

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) announced a $4.3-million investment into two new partnerships in Atlantic Canada that will advance the region’s skills development agenda.

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UNB students made community impact through experiential learning

University of New Brunswick students worked with 14 community organizations to help make positive changes in the world around them while gaining a credit toward their university degree.

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Engineering students worked with Kingsclear First Nation on capstone design project

The team worked with the Wolastoqey community of Kingsclear First Nation (KFN) on a plan to expand municipal infrastructure to accommodate housing for their growing community. The design included a subdivision layout, road system, trail network, water distribution system, sanitary services and stormwater analysis.

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UNB students redesigned Point Wolfe Pool parking lot in Fundy National Park

Five University of New Brunswick engineering students worked with Parks Canada to improve a parking facility in Fundy National Park. The project is located on the Point Wolfe Road, at a summer destination spot popular for its beach, saltwater pool and hiking trails.

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UNB Saint John nursing students delivered Teddy Bear Health Clinics

UNB Saint John student nurses facilitated health education sessions at Seaside Park Elementary School and Centennial School for 300 kindergarten and Grade 1 children and their stuffed animals.

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Provincial impact

We strive to propel New Brunswick forward by creating and sharing essential knowledge.

UNB long-term care simulation lab officially opened, ready to help NB residents and workers stay safe

The UNB project, led by Dr. Rose McCloskey of the university’s Saint John campus, will give researchers a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 among long-term care residents.

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NB-IRDT reports examined post-secondary graduate retention in province

Two reports from the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick revealed that a majority of post-secondary graduates from New Brunswick remain in the province after they complete their programs.

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UNB received $1 million from ACOA for professional sales initiatives

The University of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) announced a new collaboration to develop proficiency in professional sales across the region.

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UNB researchers supported by federal, provincial funding to better understand the natural environment and quantum physics

Two University of New Brunswick researchers were awarded $450,000 in external funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The CFI JELF supports strategic investment in research infrastructure and was awarded to Dr. Allison Enright and Dr. Brynle Barrett.

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UNB nursing students implemented successful community projects through virtual collaboration

Over a span of six weeks, nursing students at the University of New Brunswick’s Moncton site completed their course requirements and successfully implemented community projects – entirely in a virtual setting.

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UNB is making a tangible difference in the lives of New Brunswickers every day through health and social innovation.

UNB research uses foot care tool to engage with NB seniors

Dr. Tracey Rickards, associate professor in the faculty of nursing at UNB and the UNB manager of the Downtown Community Health Centre, received more than $1.5 million in funding from the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP) for her Mobile Seniors’ Wellness Network: Reaching Rural New Brunswickers research project.

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UNB aligned with National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

UNB reaffirmed its commitment to supporting student mental health by aligning with the National Standard of Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students, a set of voluntary guidelines to help post-secondary institutions across Canada support the mental health and well-being of their students.

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Student completed UNB Saint John’s first-ever clinical psychology field placement with Indigenous clinician

A University of New Brunswick psychology student spent the winter 2021 semester being mentored by Mi’kmaq clinician Stephanie Francis – an historic moment for UNB psychology and experiential learning.

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Nursing preceptorship was an opportunity to learn from mentor in real-world setting

Making the shift from studying in a group clinical setting to one-on-one in a preceptorship was a learning curve for University of New Brunswick nursing student Madeleine Smith, but fortunately she had the trust and support of her preceptor.

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NB-IRDT and APPTA report detailed pros and cons of virtual geriatric care

The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA released an evidence synthesis detailing the benefits and challenges of virtual geriatric care in New Brunswick.

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