Dozens of University of New Brunswick (UNB) scientists have been awarded a combined total of $4.3 million in grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The funding is part of a larger $465 million in funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants announced by Kirsty Duncan,… Read More »

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, member of Parliament for Fredericton, was at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton yesterday to congratulate Dr. John Spray and Dr. Yun Zhang on funding of $1.9 million from Industry Canada through the Canada Research Chairs Program.     “Through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, we are supporting cutting-edge… Read More »

A recent episode of CBS’s prime-time hit, The Big Bang Theory, featured a subtle homage to technology that can be traced to the University of New Brunswick. As the director of the University of New Brunswick’s Planetary and Space Science Centre, John Spray is among those who believe that the truth behind Mars’ mysterious and… Read More »

Spray, Elliott and Thompson team up with NASA Following a tense and delicate – yet ultimately successful – landing on Mars last August 6, NASA’s Curiosity rover almost immediately began sending information back to Earth. On that early Monday morning, John Spray was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, one of numerous scientists unable… Read More »

Satellite photos of the arid, desert surface of Mars may show signs of a creeping oasis, according to research from a team of scientists in the United States. The photos show dark, slow-moving stains of what appears to be liquid flowing down the sides of martian craters. The red planet has two domes of ice… Read More »