A pre-eminent expert on harbour science and coastal ecology from Australia will be delivering a public lecture in Saint John on Oct. 6, hosted by the Canadian Rivers Institute and the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Emma Johnston is a rising star in the field of harbour and estuarine ecology and a co-presenter of the… Read More »

Researchers have figured out what makes certain chemicals accumulate to toxic levels in aquatic food webs. And, scientists have developed a screening technique to determine which chemicals pose the greatest risk to the environment. According to the study published today in Environmental Science & Technology, two traits were identified that indicate how chemicals can build… Read More »

Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, was an invited panelist at the 7th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held in São Paulo, Brazil, April 3-4. MBI was launched in 2010 at the initiative of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized… Read More »

Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November 21-22, and… Read More »

Three University of New Brunswick professors have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), reinforcing UNB’s presence as a research leader in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Karen Kidd, Dr. Scott Pavey and Dr. Bruce Balcom have each been awarded one of the prestigious research chairs, one of the nation’s highest research honours. “These are outstanding researchers and… Read More »

UNB researchers are once again at the forefront of research with the discovery of small but unequivocal genetic differences among Atlantic Canada lobsters. The research, from a five-year study led by Dr. Rémy Rochette, a marine evolutionary ecologist from the Saint John campus, could shed light on the way lobsters are connected and possibly impact… Read More »

Deborah Lyons (BA’71) has been appointed Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ms. Lyons has been serving as the deputy head of mission at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C. since September 2010.  She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1999 where she held various positions, such as director,… Read More »

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) today released a new five-year innovative research plan focused on protecting and improving the health of rivers.  The timing of the research plan coincides with the recurring theme of river and water management headlines in the news related to changes to the Fisheries Act, concerns of hydro-fracking and other resource… Read More »

A $20 million investment over five years to support research and innovation in New Brunswick was announced yesterday on the UNB Saint John campus by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Danny Soucy as part of the government’s $80 million innovation strategy. Of the $20 million, $14 million will be allocated to the foundation’s Research… Read More »

UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin’s work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm – including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates – is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach.… Read More »

Scientists in Saint John are scouring the woods and shorelines for plants that could help in the global fight against tuberculosis. “We’ve been able to find endophytic fungi from plants here in New Brunswick that can inhibit or kill TB,” said John Johnson, a biology professor who works with the team of graduate students at… Read More »

A global report released February 19 by UNEP and WHO shows that humans and wildlife are being exposed to diverse chemicals and there is growing evidence and concern about their health impacts. These chemicals – called endocrine disruptors – interfere with the system that controls metabolism, development and reproduction in us, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles,… Read More »

Chris Martyniuk, assistant professor in UNB Saint John’s department of biology and researcher with the Canadian Rivers Institute, recently received the Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ). The award is designed to acknowledge CSZ members within five years of receiving their first academic or professional appointment. The individual must… Read More »