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Remembering - and celebrating - visionary trailblazers: the inaugural CRCP Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity

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Posted: August 3, 2022 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Accolades



Those who knew Dr. Wendy Robbins knew her as a trailblazer and an ardent advocate for equity and human rights. Today, nearly four decades after the start of her career and five years since her death, that spirit and her legacy are being celebrated by a new national award named in her honour. The award will support visionary projects that advance equity in academia, a cause that drove much of Dr. Robbins’ work. Dr. Robbins was a faculty member in English at the University of New...

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Meet the chair: Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, CRC in Healthy Aging

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Posted: June 2, 2022 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Accolades



The Government of Canada recently announced new and renewed Canada Research Chairs, as well as research infrastructure funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Among the new chairs is UNB's Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, a political scientist working to make sure we take the best care possible of aging Canadians. We spoke with her about how she came to work in this field, and what having the chair means for her research: Who are you? My name is Dr....

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New UNB research may solve 50-year-old black hole mystery

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Posted: April 26, 2022 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Accolades , Publications , Category , Research



A new paper published by researchers at UNB might create some big shockwaves in the study of black holes. In their research, published in Physics Review Letters 128(12), Dr. Viqar Husain, Jarod Kelly, Robert Santacruz and Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing describe the creation of a simulation that might just resolve a question that has stumped physicists for five decades: the so-called black hole information paradox. For the benefit of those of us without advanced degrees in quantum physics, we asked...

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UNB researcher recognized for outstanding book

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Posted: January 28, 2022 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Publications , Accolades



What a way to end the year! In December, UNB’s Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martínez, an associate professor of history and politics at UNB in Saint John, was recognized for her book Uneven Landscapes of Violence: Geographies of Law and Accumulation in Mexico, which was named to the 2021 Choice list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), which is a division of the American Library Association and an important...

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Meet the chair: Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi, CRC in Marine Additive Manufacturing

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Posted: January 17, 2022 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Accolades , Partnerships , Research



Meet the chair: Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi, CRC in Marine Additive Manufacturing On January 12, the Government of Canada announced research funding that included $151 million in funding for 188 new and renewed research chairs at 43 institutions across Canada. We’re proud to have two of these new chairs here at UNB, joining the 9 other Canada Research Chairs at UNB. Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi is the new CRC in Marine Additive Manufacturing, where we will continue his focus on this innovative area at...

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Meet the chair: Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, CRC in Resilient Communities

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Posted: January 14, 2022 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades



Meet the Chair: Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, CRC in Resilient Communities On January 12, the Government of Canada announced research funding that included $151 million in funding for 188 new and renewed research chairs at 43 institutions across Canada. We’re proud to have two of these new chairs here at UNB, joining the 9 other Canada Research Chairs at UNB.Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik is the new Canada Research Chair in Resilient Communities, and she’s dedicated to making a positive...

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UNB researcher receives book, journal awards for groundbreaking work on race and disability

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Posted: December 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades , Publications



What happens when disability and race intersect? For Dr. Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, it opens a window into an entire area of history previously left to the margins. Dr. Hunt-Kennedy is an associate professor of Caribbean, Atlantic World and Disability history at the University of New Brunswick, and the author of Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She’s also the recipient of the 2021 Disability History Association (DHA)...

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UNB PhD student wins 2021 NSERC Science Exposed photo contest

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Posted: November 22, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades



If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ve likely seen Gina Lonati’s photos of whales in the Bay of Fundy. Last week, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced her as one of four winners of their 20201 Science Exposed photo contest. She was awarded one of the three Jury Prizes selected by a group of experts in research and culture. The annual contest is organized by NSERC and devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in...

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Two UNB engineering faculty members receive American Concrete Institute Foundation awards

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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 Professional Achievement. Dr. Thomas, a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, was awarded the...

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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. Scott Bateman, an expert in human-computer interaction who specializes in virtual and augmented...

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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 only to deliver electricity from the powerplant to a home or business. Since then, power grids have...

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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 (CAS–Atlantic). The research team successfully enabled numerous existing, non-native applications to run on the...

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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 Hülsmann, both at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (BRSU). Ms. Sennewald previously...

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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 issue’s Editor’s Choice designation from the journal. We asked him to tell us a bit about himself,...

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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 with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number...

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Congratulations to this year's SSHRC doctoral awards recipients!

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Posted: November 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades



Today, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced this year’s SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipients. Among the 540 recipients across Canada are seven UNB PhD students: Auralia Brooke, awarded $80,000 for Youth Narratives of Isolation, Belonging and Resistance in New Brunswick Schools; Mary Germaine, awarded $80,000 for Crisis, Crisis: Climate, Ecopoetics, and Kierkegaardian Repetition; Olena Gryshchuk, awarded $80,000 for Police officers'...

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UNB graduate wins award for journal article along his journey to clean the world's water

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Posted: October 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Publications , Accolades , Research



UNB alumnus Ogbogu Kalu has been awarded a 2019 Acta Student Award valued at $2,000 for a paper authored as a graduate student at UNB. Mr. Kalu completed a bachelor of engineering at UNB in 2016, and his master of science in engineering in 2018. He currently works for Michelin in Bridgewater, N.S.Mr. Kalu’s paper, “A novel approach to the sol-gel synthesis of titanium dioxide-coated SBA-16 type silica mesoporous microspheres for water purification,” was published in Acta...

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“Hey Google… What’s an ODIN-II Partial Mapper for Yosys?”

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Posted: September 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Accolades



University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Kenneth Kent has been awarded funding from Google that will be used to help create new tools for designing special computer chips. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are a special type of computer chip that can be reconfigured after manufacturing to create different functionality. The flexibility and reconfigurability of these chips makes them especially appealing for space-restricted applications, like mobile devices and data centres, and in...

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