Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have developed an environmental monitoring system that can track pollution, road conditions and air quality. Dr. Brad Nickerson, Dillon Matchett and Victoria Pimentel from UNB’s computer science program partnered with Red Ball Internet this summer to launch a prototype of their technology to monitor pollution in Moncton. The… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick’s state-of-the-art Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab is enabling researchers and surgeons in Atlantic Canada to develop treatment strategies for children living with cerebral palsy. Dr. Victoria Chester, professor in the faculty of kinesiology, is conducting gait analysis trials with surgeons from the Horizon Health Network and partners at… Read More »

Researchers Richard Chadwick and Todd Kelly are on a 14-day tour around the Canadian North to install Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers built to map space weather in the Canadian Arctic. The equipment collects GPS signals from space and transmits it to a climate-controlled server station at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton as… Read More »

A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Department of Health to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses. Dr. Scott Ronis, an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology is joined by investigators… 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 »

A bilingual and interdisciplinary team from three New Brunswick universities has launched a research project to examine the roots of bilingualism in the province. The project, under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Chantal Richard from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), brings together academics from the departments of history and French at l’Université de… Read More »

Researchers from the Forest Watershed Research Center of the faculty of forestry and environmental management at UNB were recently recognized for their contributions to environmental stewardship in the province of Alberta.  Their work on the Centre-inspired Wet-Areas Mapping Initiative (WAM) was instrumental in helping the Alberta Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) win… Read More »

Twenty-four researchers from the University of New Brunswick have won grants and scholarships from the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery grants program. NSERC Discovery grants, scholarships and fellowships are awarded to scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada. “Through these programs, NSERC provides direct support to an exceptionally strong base of… Read More »

The National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) will hold a community engagement event at the University of New Brunswick on Thursday, June 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Head Hall, room HC10. The event will provide an opportunity for researchers, students, professors and administrators to learn more about recent program… Read More »

The Government of Canada recently announced that three research projects at the University of New Brunswick will be awarded a total of $5.9 million. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) will assist the university to carry out three projects: develop hardware, software and MRI measurement tools to help detect and extract… Read More »

On April 26 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB’s Faculty of Nursing will host its annual Nursing Research Day. Dr. Kathleen White-Williams, nursing professor at Humber Institute, will deliver the keynote speech.  She will talk about her research with fourth-year nursing students in their clinical experiences. Her talk is entitled “Process of Senior Nursing Student-Patient Connection: Student… Read More »

Authors stress importance of informed, scientific opinions in the policy process. At a time when scientists in some sectors are increasingly constrained in what they are allowed to say about their climate related research findings, it is more important than ever to highlight the informed opinions of New Brunswick’s scientists on how ecosystems may change… Read More »

April 11-12 UNB’s faculty of computer science will showcase the province’s most progressive research in computer science from the public and private sectors along with some impressive student research as well. UNB’s Annual Lecture in Computer Science will be held at the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton, on Thursday, April 11, at 7pm. Keynote speaker,… Read More »

Algae have been the buzzword of the last few days after the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that the National Research Council of Canada and the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives of France will collaborate on a project using algae to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… Read More »

For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster – by counting its rings, like a tree. Raouf Kilada, a research associate at the University of New Brunswick Saint John and lead author of a scientific paper documenting the process, presented his findings Thursday at a scientific conference… Read More »