UNB Research

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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Meet the researcher: Dr. Nanwei Wang, mathematics and statistics

UNB Research

Posted: Jun 1, 2022

Category: Research



UNB's Dr. Nanwei Wang is using complex mathematics in the fight against cancer. But, how do graphs help fight disease? In this Meet the Researcher story, we speak with Dr. Wang about how math and genetics come together in his research to tackle big, complex challenges. Who are you? My name is Dr. Nanwei Wang, and I am a data scientist and assistant professor of mathematics and statistics. I...

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Meet the researcher: Dr. Heather Millar, political science

UNB Research

Posted: May 12, 2022

Category: Research



Every day, our institution's social sciences and humanities researchers continue to drive social progress to help make the world a better, safer, healthier, and more equitable place. Here, we shine a light on one of those researchers: Dr. Heather Millar, a political scientist interested in the public policy of, and public response to, energy transitions and generation methods. Who are you? My...

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

UNB Research

Posted: Apr 26, 2022

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...

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Meet the researcher: Dr. Sabine LeBel, media arts and culture

UNB Research

Posted: Mar 16, 2022

Category: Research



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has built a reputation for attracting highly talented people who generate new research and knowledge that delivers positive impact for the province, the country and the world. Every day, UNB’s social sciences and humanities researchers continue to drive social progress to help make the world a better, safer, healthier, and more equitable place. Here,...

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