Photo credit: Rob Blanchard / UNB Photo Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, visited the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus to announce the recipients of the 2017 Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund awards. This funding helps Canadian universities and their researchers acquire infrastructure to create state-of-the-art facilities that… Read More »

Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot more to mathematics than equations that need to be solved. “People don’t often think of mathematics in the same way as they think of the other sciences like astronomy, where researchers look into telescopes and discover fantastic things about the universe,” says Dr. Seahra, associate professor… Read More »

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 »

Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today, World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development… 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 »

The University of New Brunswick is hosting a major computer science research expo this week that will focus on opportunities in cybersecurity, featuring remarks from Premier Brian Gallant, the Israeli ambassador to Canada and a high-tech entrepreneur from Israel. The Faculty of Computer Science at UNB is hosting the 2016 Research Expo at the Wu… Read More »

Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s… Read More »

Can heartbreak cause heart disease? UNB assistant professor Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey’s research is some of the first to examine the link between women who have experienced violence and their heart health. Dr. Scott-Storey was interested to see if women who have experienced violence, are at a higher risk for heart disease. It’s a topic that’s… Read More »

Viqar Husain, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNB), has been researching the structure of spacetime for a number of years. His latest paper on the subject has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters and could affect future research on the structure of… 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 »

Modern technology and all its convenience also brings with it new health risks. The awkward or uncomfortable experience of texting with one hand could actually cause injury. Rachelle Bernier, a first-year biomechanical engineering graduate student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), is currently studying repetitive strain injury (RSI) to uncover health implications associated with… Read More »

Results of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network to be released in Halifax on Nov. 17. The Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN)—a network of Canada’s academic researchers, the fishing industry and government representatives—has wrapped up nearly a dozen research projects that are advancing more sustainable fisheries practices and policies in Canada. Based at the University of… Read More »

Dr. Natalia Stakhanova has received a lot of media coverage lately for her research which hopes to unlock the origins of malware and the hackers who write it. Dr. Stakhanova is the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at UNB. Her five-year research project looks for the source of the malware attack, the… Read More »

Dr. Paul Cook’s research was recently mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the New York Times. Dr. Cook, an assistant professor in the faculty of computer science, works in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing – particularly as it applies to lexicography for building better dictionaries. He was featured for his… Read More »

Violence against women remains a widespread and persistent social problem in New Brunswick, impacting women and girls from all racial backgrounds, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, and social locations. Significant progress has been made in responding to and raising awareness about intimate partner violence, but there is much work to be… Read More »