Leaders in Innovation | February 2020 | President's Newsletter | UNB

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UNB Saint John to launch Bachelor of Health degree in the fall of 2020

UNB will be launching the new Bachelor of Health degree on the UNB Saint John campus in the fall of 2020.

This progressive, interdisciplinary program will prepare students for a variety of careers in the health sector, such as biomedical health fields, population and community health, health management and graduate programs.

Students in this program will study the biological and social determinants of health, current health issues, health policy, data analysis, and the management and administration of healthcare services. They will also specialize in one of three majors: Society and Health, Management in Health or Biomedical Sciences and Health.

The potential for growth on our Saint John campus is significant. New health programming is only the beginning of this growth, and I look forward to being part of more announcements in the months and years to come.

AIPR planning public discussion on using evidence to improve government decision-making

On Feb. 19, the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) hosted a panel discussion on evidence-informed decision-making in government and why putting that to work isn’t as simple as it may sound.

During the panel discussion, Dr. Herb Emery, Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics and advisor to municipal, provincial and federal government bodies; Dr. Ted McDonald, director of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT); Karen White Masry, president of Avise Consulting; and Lisa Hrabluk, author and journalist, draw on their expertise and experience to explore the realities, barriers and opportunities of evidence-informed decision-making in New Brunswick.