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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 over two years to support researchers who work with public agencies to model the public spread of...

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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. Scott Bateman, associate professor of Computer Science and director of the Human-Computer Interaction...

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Creating healthier communities in health research

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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 research inquiry across the university and encouraging awareness and collaboration. “As a field we...

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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 $622,044. Who are you? Dr. Danielle Bouchard I am an associate professor in the faculty of...

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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 economic growth. Through this, she has built up an impressive and extensive network of trusted...

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UNB research using foot care tool to engage with NB seniors

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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’ Wellness Network: Reaching Rural New Brunswickers research project received more than $1.5 million...

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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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NSERC Alliance Grant supports UNB industrial research partnership in scaffolding

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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 Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New Brunswick. “This project allows us to...

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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 how primary care providers diagnose and support persons with dementia. The research project,...

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Healthy Seniors Pilot Project: Five UNB projects receive funding

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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 about each of these funded projects: Dr. Tracey Rickards, faculty of nursing, received more than...

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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, we’re checking in to see what they’re working on and what they’ve accomplished. Want catch...

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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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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 Oceans Canada, and has been organized with the additional collaboration of Transport Canada. One of the...

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Investigating hateful ideologies and extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces

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Posted: November 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Partnerships



University of New Brunswick researcher, Dr. David Hofmann, and Ontario Tech University researcher, Dr. Barbara Perry, have been granted $750,000 in April to investigate hateful ideologies and extremism within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) over the next three years. From this understanding, they will provide recommendations and insight to CAF leadership to help address these concerning ideologies. “Anyone paying attention to the news lately knows that this is an issue that keeps...

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Meet the Chair: Dr. Kurt Samways, Parks Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Restoration.

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Posted: November 5, 2020 12:45:00 PM AST

Category: Research , Partnerships



Today, we officially announced Dr. Kurt Samways as the first-ever Parks Canada Research Chair. Focusing on aquatic restoration and Atlantic salmon recovery, Dr. Samways will be conducting research work in five national parks through 2024. You can read more about this story here.Originally from Regina, SK, Dr. Samways moved to Atlantic Canada after obtaining his bachelor of science and master of science (2008) from the University of Regina.He earned his PhD from UNB in 2017, specializing in...

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UNB's MAMCE partners to support community innovation.

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Posted: September 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Partnerships , Research



UNB’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has partnered with Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ), with funding from ACOA, to help companies explore the value of 3D metal printing-based additive manufacturing. Through the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Challenge, Atlantic Canadian companies will be able to access expertise and funds to prototype innovative products, techniques and designs. “Advanced Manufacturing is a growing area of excellence...

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