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Pan-Canadian Network Involving UNB Researchers working to Model COVID-19 Data

UNB Research

Posted: September 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships



Earlier this year, Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH), a pan-Canadian network of multi-disciplinary researchers, announced that the network received $3 million in funding from the federal Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling Initiative. Established by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Initiative pledges $10 million...

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UNB researchers adding a new dimension to ocean exploration

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Posted: September 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization, Research, Partnerships



University of New Brunswick researchers are joining forces with industry-leading companies to help develop a way of seeing ocean floor maps like never before: in three dimensions. Hydrospark is a new project funded by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster that uses mixed reality technology and three-dimensional visualization to explore subsea data remotely and realistically. UNB researchers Dr....

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Two UNB engineering faculty members receive American Concrete Institute Foundation awards

UNB Research

Posted: August 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Accolades, Research



This spring, two University of New Brunswick engineering faculty members were recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation. Dr. Michael Thomas, professor of civil engineering, received the Robert E. Philleo Award, and Dr. Ashlee Hossack, adjunct professor at UNB and materials engineer at GEMTEC Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited, received the Young Member award for...

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Creating healthier communities in health research

UNB Research

Posted: August 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships



University of New Brunswick researchers are organizing an institution-wide virtual Health Research Conference on August 19th, 2021. The event, co-chaired by Dr. Jon Sensinger, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Shelley Doucet, professor of nursing and health sciences, will feature presentations from more than 25 UNB research teams, showcasing the diversity of health...

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New UNB research program working to save the environment while saving on costs

UNB Research

Posted: August 11, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research



Making contaminated soil and water safe for human use is a complex and expensive process, but University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Allison Enright is exploring a better way forward. Dr. Enright is an earth scientist and assistant professor in the faculty of science whose research is centered around the development of sensor-based environmental monitoring systems. The unseen complexity of...

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Unlocking the secrets of the universe -- with lasers

UNB Research

Posted: August 11, 2021 11:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research



Photo: European Space Agency. UNB researcher Dr. Brynle Barrett wants you to be able to know exactly where you are in the world – and answer some of the most fundamental questions of the universe while he does so. Dr. Barrett is an atomic physicist and assistant professor whose research explores cold-atom-based systems that could provide alternatives to GPS, among many other uses. While...

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UNB researchers explore augmented reality and high-speed data to support first responders

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Posted: June 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Innovation & Commercialization, Accolades



A team of University of New Brunswick-affiliated researchers has recently won a 5G-focused event to develop and implement potential solutions to municipal issues using leading-edge network technology. The Fredericton Innovation Partnership/Rogers 5G BOOST Innovation Camp took place the week of May 31st, with the winning team announced following pitch presentations on Friday, June 4. Led by Dr....

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Zoomers for All

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Posted: June 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships



Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Zoomers for All. In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). We've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Today, we feature Dr. Danielle Bouchard, associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology at UNB, whose Zoomers for All project was awarded...

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Band-Frail Program

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Posted: May 31, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: COVID-19, Research



Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Band-Frail program In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). We've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Today, we feature Dr. Martin Sénéchal, associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology at UNB, whose Band-Frail project was...

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We're hiring: Come help us tell our research story this summer!

UNB Research

Posted: May 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research Services


UNB's Office of Research Services is looking to fill two summer Marketing Coordinator positions through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Title: CSJ - Marketing Coordinator (Research Engagement)Location: Remote (Fredericton or Saint John), but see note.Duration: 8 weeks, 35 hours per weekWage: $15/hour Job location note: Most of the work can be done remotely, although there may be some on-campus...

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Meet Bernadette Fernandes, our new advanced manufacturing partnerships lead

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Posted: May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Innovation & Commercialization, Research Services, Partnerships



Meet our new advanced manufacturing partnerships lead Bernadette Fernandes Bernadette Fernandes was born in Paris and studied in Portugal, Spain and Canada; as a result, she speaks five languages. Her work and travel have brought her across five continents, where she has developed successful public-private engagements and collaborations across all sectors, igniting and accelerating business and...

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: New Brunswick Brain Health Initiative

UNB Research

Posted: May 17, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research



Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: New Brunswick Brain Health Initiative In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). We've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Today, we feature Dr. Chris McGibbon and Dr. Pamela Jarrett's work examining how remotely-delivered physical and...

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UNB research using foot care tool to engage with NB seniors

UNB Research

Posted: May 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partnerships, Research



Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Mobile Health Seniors’ Network In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). We've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Today, we feature Dr. Tracey Rickards, associate professor in the faculty of nursing at UNB, whose Mobile Seniors’...

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Why does spring bring potholes? An engineering researcher fills us in.

UNB Research

Posted: May 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research



Potholes. They’re the one spring bloom we all love to hate. But how do they happen, and why are they so hard to prevent? Dr. Xiomara Sanchez, P.Eng, assistant professor in the department of civil engineering at UNB, clears the snow from this topic: What are potholes? Potholes are bowl-shaped depressions in the pavement surface. Roads are made of pavement, of course, but this paved surface...

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Meet the Chair: Dr. Kalikinkar Mandal, NB Power Cybersecurity Research Chair

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Posted: April 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Accolades



Dr. Kalikinkar Mandal has recently been appointed as the NB Power Cybersecurity Research Chair, supported by $500,000 in funding from NB Power. During his five-year term, his research agenda will focus on minimizing cybersecurity risks and improving privacy in the emerging smart grid realm. Today’s electrical grid was built in the 1890s as a network of power transmission lines serving...

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Researchers share findings on COVID-19's impact on occupational disruption and chronic disease

UNB Research

Posted: April 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Publications, COVID-19, Research



Around the world, researchers across different fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with a full year of pandemic life behind us,...

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UNB research team awarded IBM CAS 2020 Project of the Year

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Posted: April 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships, Accolades, Innovation & Commercialization



University of New Brunswick students in the faculty of computer science and professor Dr. Kenneth Kent were awarded the 2020 Project of the Year Award by the IBM Center for Advanced Studies for Project 1035: OMR in Resource Constrained Environments (Embedded/ IoT/ Mobile OMR). The project is the second largest ever conducted by the Centre of Advanced Studies –Atlantic...

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UNB researchers look to special sensors to reduce risk of bioterrorism

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Posted: April 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, COVID-19, Publications



University of New Brunswick researchers Connor O’Brien, Kathleen Varty, and Dr. Anna Ignaszak, have published an article in Nature examining the use of specialized sensors to detect highly contagious diseases and biological weapons. With the current global pandemic highlighting the rapid spread and significant impact of disease, the researchers wanted to present a wide array of...

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UNB researchers share teachers' COVID stories, insight.

UNB Research

Posted: April 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, COVID-19



Public education reform: addressing equity issues Around the world, researchers across different fields and disciplines are working to address the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement. Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with...

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NSERC Alliance Grant supports UNB industrial research partnership in scaffolding

UNB Research

Posted: March 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Innovation & Commercialization, Partnerships



Dr. Zhen Lei, a researcher at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded $29,700 in funding for a collaborative research and development project to leverage digital technologies to improve construction project management. Dr. Lei is an assistant professor in the department of civil engineering, the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction and scientific director of the Off-site...

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UNB researchers work to improve dementia care and support

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Posted: March 29, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships



Photo (left to right): Dr. Shelley Doucet, Dr. Pamela Jarrett and Dr. Alison Luke. Last month, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP); since then, we've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Today, we feature Dr. Shelley Doucet, Dr. Pamela Jarrett and Dr. Alison Luke's work examining...

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Five UNB projects receive funding

UNB Research

Posted: March 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Partnerships, Research



In February, we announced the five UNB projects funded by the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project (HSPP). UNB researchers received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities. We've been working with the research teams to help tell their stories and share insight into their research. Learn more...

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COVID-19 researchers successfully create antigen production pipeline

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Posted: March 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research, Partnerships, COVID-19



Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines continue to work on addressing the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement.Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with a full year of pandemic life behind us,...

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Where are they now? COVID-19 researchers update us on their progress

UNB Research

Posted: March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization, Research, COVID-19



Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines continue to work on addressing the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement.Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with a full year of pandemic life behind us,...

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UNB research team recognized with best paper award from IBM

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Posted: February 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research, Partnerships, Publications, Accolades



Britta Sennewald, a UNB graduate student in computer science, and Dr. Kenneth Kent, professor of computer science, were recognized with the Best Paper award at the 30th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON'20) for their work, Voting for Authorship Attribution Applied to Dark Web Data. The paper was also authored by Rainer Herpers and Marco...

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UNB graduate exploring biodiversity in the Arctic - NOW and for tomorrow

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Posted: February 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research



UNB's research community is part of a larger, global community of researchers, innovators and leaders driving positive change. These connections with other specialists in their field are at the heart of knowledge sharing. UNB alumna Kelsey Koerner recently presented on her master's research at the Arctic Change 2020 conference; we asked her to introduce us to her and to her work, and about...

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UNB researcher awarded editor’s choice recognition for quantum gravity article

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Posted: February 19, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research, Publications, Accolades



Banner image: NASA image of the Crab Nebula, which was formed by a star going supernova, that combines data from five different telescopes. Read more about the nebula on NASA's site. Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing is one of three authors of a paper titled, “Resolving the H0tension with diffusion,” published in General Relativity and Gravitation 53, 7, that recently received the...

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Spotting whales from orbit: new research project will help protect endangered whales using satellite imaging

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Posted: February 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research, Partnerships



Image: UNB researchers captured this photo of two humpback whales in the Bay of Fundy during a research trip in 2020. The federal government is investing $5.3 million into smartWhales, a research initiative that will use satellite technology to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The initiative includes five projects funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Fisheries and...

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UNB’s Dr. Rongxing Lu named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Posted: January 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Accolades, Research



The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded the IEEE Fellow distinction to Dr. Rongxing Lu, associate professor of computer science at UNB. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and a significant achievement. The Fellow designation is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person...

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