UNB Research

Meet the researcher: Dr. Trevor Hanson: Improving rail safety in Canada

UNB Research

Posted: Jan 24, 2023

Category: Partnerships , Research



Dr. Trevor Hanson, a professor of civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is working with researchers at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a Transport Canada project that could help save lives by making grade crossings safer for pedestrians and people who use assistive devices. Having just officially announced this project, we took the opportunity to speak with him...

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Meet the chair: Dr. Argyri Panezi, CRC in Digital Information Law and Policy

UNB Research

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

Category: Research



The Government of Canada recently announced new and renewed Canada Research Chairs. Among those is Dr. Argyri Panezi, the new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Information Law and Policy at UNB. We spoke with her about what brought her to this field, and how technology and law are coming together. Who are you? My name is Argyri Panezi, and I am a legal scholar at the University of New...

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UNB to continue as NB hub of SPOR Primary Care Research Network, which has received $10 million in renewed federal funding

UNB Research

Posted: Dec 16, 2022

Category: Research , Partnerships



Thanks to renewed funding, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) will continue to be the New Brunswick node of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN). The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has provided $10 million in funding over the next five years to the CPRCN. Partner...

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The inaugural UNB Research Celebration Week

UNB Research

Posted: Oct 3, 2022

Category: Accolades , Research



Welcome to the inaugural UNB Research Celebration Week! This week is an occasion to shine a special spotlight on the impactful research taking place, and the people who make it happen, at our institution. In my role as vice-president of research, I have the great privilege of hearing about many of our researchers’ accomplishments and supporting their endeavors. To all the researchers here...

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UNB research team’s project seeks to identify how to give children around the globe the best lives possible.

UNB Research

Posted: Sep 28, 2022

Category: Research



Dr. Ziba Vaghri, an associate professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), wants to give the world’s decision-makers the tools they need to protect children and respect their rights through a new project – InspiRights. Working from UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Vaghri leads the GlobalChild research program that has established the GlobalChild platform, a child rights...

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It’s life, but not as we know it? UNB researcher part of NASA-funded project exploring how to detect life on other planets

UNB Research

Posted: Aug 30, 2022

Category: Research



Dr. Allison Enright is an assistant professor of earth sciences at UNB, but her current research has her staring at the stars. This summer, Dr. Enright is a visiting scholar at Harvard University working on a research question that sounds straight out of science fiction: what might an alien form of life look like, and how would we know if we found it? We spoke with her about the project, her...

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

UNB Research

Posted: Aug 3, 2022

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...

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UNB researcher looking for participants to understand workplace conflict responses of Black women in Canada

UNB Research

Posted: Jul 6, 2022

Category: Research



Workplace conflicts and negative interactions are a fairly common occurrence for many employees. Many stories shared in the current moment of the so-called ‘Great Resignation’ show some of those most extreme cases, as some individuals are driven to quit the toxic environments in which they find themselves. Workplace interactions aren’t always so severe that they lead to...

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New biochemistry research provides groundbreaking insight for production of key chemotherapy drug

UNB Research

Posted: Jun 27, 2022

Category: Research , Publications , Category



For decades, vinblastine has been an important medicine in chemotherapy regimens to treat a number of cancers and has helped save countless thousands of lives. In fact, the World Health Organization includes it on their List of Essential Medicines. And yet, in spite of its importance for modern, Western medicine, the world’s commercial supply stems from a single, natural source: the...

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

UNB Research

Posted: Jun 2, 2022

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...

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