The City of Fredericton will be celebrating all things scientific this May in honour of the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)! The national science fair competition is being held in New Brunswick’s capital this spring, marking the first time this event has ever been held in New Brunswick. The hosts of the CWSF are Youth… 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 »

Joe Ng, the man behind the multi-continent, multi-industry JNE Group of Companies, will be officially inducted into the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Engineering Wall of Fame on Thursday at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario. UNB President Eddy Campbell will officially induct Dr. Ng, alongside Dean of Engineering, David Coleman.  Dr. Ng received… 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 »

Michael MacSween, Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president for major projects is the next speaker in UNB’s Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. MacSween will present his talk, entitled “Working Together: Creating a Shared Energy Future,” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, at UNB Fredericton.  He… Read More »

Dr. Jeanne McNeill has been awarded New Brunswick’s Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. McNeill joined the University of New Brunswick in 1979 as a Beaverbrook Scholar. Read the Times & Transcript article below. Riverview doctor is named a physician of the yearTimes & Transcript (Moncton)… Read More »

Two hundred and twenty-six students in the Faculty of Science, Applied Science & Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Saint John have earned a place on the dean’s list for 2012-13. Dean Ruth Shaw announced that the students who qualified for the list attained a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.7 or A-… 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 »

Increasing temperatures have received much of the focus in climate change research, but how much do we know about the affect of extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods on stream life?  One of the world’s top scientists in this field, Bobbi Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin, is coming to the University of New Brunswick… Read More »

University of New Brunswick Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul F. Williams has won the inaugural Henk Zwart Medal in structural geology for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the field of rock deformation.   The award committee calls Dr. Williams an internationally acclaimed structural geologist who has tremendously influenced his subject for 45… Read More »

NB Power has engaged a group of internationally respected scientists to provide independent research on the potential environmental impacts of the future options being considered for the Mactaquac Generating Station. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of the New Brunswick and its partners will evaluate key environmental challenges related to Mactaquac’s future, including… Read More »

To boost New Brunswick’s position as a hotbed for Canadian innovation, a new graduate and doctoral scholarship initiative was launched on October 2. Ranging between $4,000 and $21,000, the scholarships are designed to attract, train and retain the talent the province needs to feed its growing innovation-based economy. The funding is offered by the New… 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 »

Taryn O’Neill is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship Award presented by The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region (CBCF – Atlantic Region). Taryn O’Neill, a UNBSJ alumna, spent this summer working at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in Saint John, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Gray and Dr.… Read More »