In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent – higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth… Read More »

The Government of Canada recently announced that it is extending its collaboration with NASA for another two years to participate in the Mars Science Laboratory mission, also known as the Mars Curiosity Rover. For University of New Brunswick researchers, this is great news. John Spray, director of The Planetary and Space Science Centre at UNB… Read More »

Dr. Will C. van den Hoonaard’s newest book, Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography (Wilfred Laurier University Press) was recently the subject for an interview by the National Geographic.   Dr. van den Hoonaard’s other research interests include research ethics, for which he was presented with an Award for Lifetime Achievement at the… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick (UNB) spinoff company that provides nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solutions for the oil and gas sector has celebrated nearly a decade of growth by declaring dividends for the first time. Green Imaging Technologies‘ (GIT) CEO Jill Green and President and Chief Technology Officer Derrick Green presented the University of New… Read More »

Dr. Will van den Hoonaard was recently presented with an Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Health Improvement Institute’s Awards for Excellence in Human Research Protection. Dr. van den Hoonaard has been previously honoured with a UNB President’s Medal, a Merit Award, and the United Nations Association of Canada Global Citizen Award for his exceptional… Read More »

Dr. Pablo Santos Iglesias, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) psychology department, has won a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to examine sexual well-being in couples living with fibromyalgia. Dr. Santos Iglesias came to UNB from Spain in September as the university’s first Banting Postdoctoral… Read More »

One of the newest tech companies to come out of the University of New Brunswick is making waves in the start-up world, according to Dhirendra Shukla, director of the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship. Eigen Innovations has partnered with FLIR Canada to focus on thermal imaging innovations.  The company is part… 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 »

The Governor General’s Academic Medal is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon students attending Canadian schools. It is awarded to students graduating with the highest average from their individual institutions. The medal signals the start of a life of accomplishment. The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme is this year’s Governor… Read More »

Dr. Christopher Gray’s research on local plants as a potential treatment for drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis was highlighted in the article “Weapons of microscopic destruction” in the latest edition of ACCN. ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, is Canada’s magazine for the chemical sciences and engineering. It covers the intersection of those fields with society by… Read More »

MMFC Workshop 2013: “Risk Assessment & Risk Management in Intimate Partner Violence Situations” The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at the University of New Brunswick is holding its MMFC Workshop 2013 on October 29-30 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The two-day event includes a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, followed… Read More »

BrowZine is a free app delivering thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine unites articles from databases into complete journals, then arranges them by subject on a library newsstand.… Read More »

Research aims to further understanding of residential smart grid application Siemens Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have agreed on the scope of two research projects looking at smart grid technology that could begin as early as spring 2014. Siemens’ has committed to investing up to $2.5 million CAD into academic research projects… Read More »

Three-time University of New Brunswick graduate, Levi Hargrove and his colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago unveiled the latest prototype in their development of the world’s first bionic leg this week. Their groundbreaking results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. Hargrove and his research team made headlines last year… Read More »

A postdoctoral researcher in the University of New Brunswick’s department of mathematics and statistics has been awarded a major grant of over $139,000 to study the fundamental nature of time in the universe. “’What is time?’ is an ancient question that has puzzled human beings since the beginning of civilization, and remains unsolved today,” says… Read More »