On Friday a ceremony was held paying tribute to one of the most enthusiastic advocates for UNB Saint John, Ms. Flora Beckett with the naming of the Math and Science Help Centre after her. A huge turnout of family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Hans W. Klohn Commons to recognize Flora. Her husband… Read More »

Incoming engineering and science students were able to get a glimpse of their future-selves last week at this summer’s first round of UNBetween camps. UNBetween is an innovative transition-to-university camp that allows students out of high school to experience campus life and the demands of academia. The program simulates the fifth week of a student’s… 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 »

It may be summer session on university campuses, but students from grades 1 & 2 descended upon the UNB Fredericton campus today.  For the next 10 days, these eco heroes will learn about the atmosphere and pollution, and find ways to make the earth a cleaner place. Eco Heroes, which runs from July 2-12, is… Read More »

The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) today released a new five-year innovative research plan focused on protecting and improving the health of rivers.  The timing of the research plan coincides with the recurring theme of river and water management headlines in the news related to changes to the Fisheries Act, concerns of hydro-fracking and other resource… 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 »

You might expect a mathematics instructor who is an expert on space-time curvature to offer theories about black holes—and maybe even time travel—but A Unified Theory of Superman’s Powers?   When Ben Tippett meets someone new, he asks: what do you want to learn?  The curiosity that pushed Tippett to complete a PhD in mathematics… Read More »

UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin’s work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm – including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates – is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach.… 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 »

Dr. Frank Prato will be giving a public lecture at UNB Fredericton on recent MRI breakthroughs on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre.   Professor Prato will present the new “PET/MRI” method and its first results in patients.  This new medical imaging method enables doctors to detect disease earlier, resulting… 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 »

Dr. Michael Goodchild will give a talk at UNB Fredericton about Big Data at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, in Room HC25 in Head Hall. The Big Data phenomenon offers great potential for analysis, gathering of intelligence, and prediction. In Dr. Goodchild’s lecture, How about the Quality of Big (geo)Data?, he will compare Big… Read More »

The 31st Annual New Brunswick Mathematics Competition for Grade 7, 8 and 9 will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013. Nearly 1,200 students from across the province will travel to both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of the University of New Brunswick and the Moncton, Edmundston and Shippigan campuses of l’Université de Moncton… Read More »

Of the six awards handed out at last week’s 2013 KIRA award ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Centre, UNB-affiliated Green Imaging Technologies Inc., IntroHive, and Inversa Systems were among those who took home hardware. The technology behind Green Imaging Technologies Inc., who won the award for Export-Products and Services, was developed by Dr. Bruce Balcolm… Read More »