UFred News

The University of Fredericton (UFred) has joined an international coalition to create universal standards for health and safety training to reduce workplace injury and death around the world.   On September 3, 2017 delegates from UFred joined more than 40 organizations from around the globe in signing the Singapore Accord, a historic first step in the shift to a global standard in the field of health and...

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The University of Fredericton, one of Canada’s largest online accredited universities, is joining an international call to action to create healthier and safer workplaces as one of the original 15 signatories to the Singapore Accord.   This international agreement, signed at a special ceremony on Sept. 3, commits its members to improve occupational health and safety professional and practitioner capabilities in order to guide and lead the...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) is pleased to announce that three of its health and safety programs have been recognized in the 2017 Canadian Occupational Safety Readers’ Choice Awards. UFred was voted Readers' Choice in three categories, including OHS Certificate Programs, OHS Diploma Programs and OHS Degree Programs.   This is the second consecutive year that UFred has been voted Readers’ Choice in all three OHS Education...

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The recent announcement by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) that new, elevated educational requirements will be enacted in 2018 has prompted action from the University of Fredericton (UFred). UFred has forged a new BCRSP Pathway that is now available among its programs to enable students to continue to pursue their Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.   UFred students who wish to obtain the...

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This April, the University of Fredericton (UFred) will proudly celebrate 10 years of providing fully-online education to students across Canada and around the world.   “When UFred was founded, our goal was to create educational programs that people could balance alongside their professional and personal commitments,” said Don Roy, President and founding member of UFred.   “We all had the experience of obtaining degrees in a bricks-and-mortar classroom, and...

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The Human Resource Leadership specialty stream at the Sandermoen School of Business has been voted one of Canadian HR Reporter magazine’s Readers Choice for HR Masters Programs.The Readers Choice survey, which covered 64 different categories related to HR vendors, suppliers, and educational opportunities, received more than 17,000 ballots from readers who were requested to participate by selecting their top-choice organizations and institutions in each area.“We’re...

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For many companies, globalization and new market entry is crucial to propelling growth. Students at the Sandermoen School of Business recently had the opportunity to deepen their experience and skills in international business first-hand through the school’s inaugural International Field Study (IFS) program.   The IFS, part of the Global Capstone Project, was held in Amsterdam in partnership with Wittenborg University. The program was designed to help students gain a deeper understanding...

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Shannon Svingen, 47, a graduate of the Sandermoen School of Business Executive MBA program with a specialty stream in Innovation Leadership, has not always been an entrepreneur. Most of her career was spent working in early childhood education, and later in post-secondary administration. When a layoff affected Shannon’s position at the Vancouver Art Institute in 2013, she decided to pursue her EMBA and start her...

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The University of Fredericton (UFred) has been recognized as being Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine’s Readers’ Choice for OHS Certificate Programs, OHS Diploma Programs, and OHS Degree Programs.   The Readers’ Choice survey issued by the magazine covered 52 different categories, encompassing a wide range of health and safety related products, programs, training, and more. Tens of thousands of ballots were cast by readers who selected their...

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University of Fredericton instructor Dianne Dyck recently published two new textbooks for health and safety professionals that allow readers to apply the information directly to their workplace, regardless of industry. Occupational Health & Safety – Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 3rd Edition will guide readers on how to design and implement an effective occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and program. The content includes topics...

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