Research Chairs/Research Professorships
Canada Research Chairs
Current Canada Research Chair (CRC) holders (search "University of New Brunswick")
Chair Positions at UNB
- Chair in Ocean Mapping
- The Chair in Ocean Mapping was established at the University of
New Brunswick in 1991 to expand research capabilities in the development
of innovative methods to manage, process, depict and interpret ocean
- D.C. Campbell Chair in Highway Construction and Pavement Research
- This Chair was created within the Department of Civil Engineering
to strengthen the institution's capabilities in education and research
in the highway and pavement engineering fields. A major component is
the strong graduate program with graduate degrees offered at the masters
and doctoral levels.
- Economic Geology Chair
- The UNB Economic Geology Chair is hosted in the Dept. of Earth Sciences and is mainly focussed on research related to the formation of ore deposits and related mineral exploration research that helps find new mineral resources. The Chair has particularly strong interests in mineral resources within the Appalachian context, in particular eastern Canada and New Brunswick, although has graduate research programs in many areas of Canada and abroad.
- J. Herbert Smith/ACOA Chair in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
- The impact of technology on systems, organizations, and people
has had measurably positive consequences on productivity, efficiency,
and competitiveness but it's created challenges too. The J. Herbert
Smith/ACOA Chair in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship is the
University of New Brunswick's response to these challenges.
- M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management
- The M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management was established in 1987. A major component of this endowed Chair is to provide students with a better opportunity to prepare for careers in construction engineering and management and to create an industry-university liaison.
- NSERC Chair in Design Engineering
- Chairs in Design Engineering (CDEs) were established to improve the level and quality of design engineering activity within Canadian universities. Design engineering is an enabler of innovation. It is the activity that creates the concepts and designs, and develops the new and improved products, processes and technologies that are needed in industry and in other sectors of the economy.
- NSERC/NB Power/AECL Chair in Nuclear Engineering
- NSERC, NB Power and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. established
the Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering in recognition
of New Brunswick's position as a nuclear power producer. Since
1984 the Chair has taken a leading role in the training of personnel
and the development of nuclear technology.
- Research Chair in Wildlife Ecology
- The Research Chair in Wildlife Ecology works out of the Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research (ALAR), formerly the UNB component of the Atlantic Co-operative Wildlife Research Network (ACWERN). The focus of the UNB lab is the relationship between changing ecological patterns & processes and human activities, especially in relation to bird populations in forested and marine ecosystems.
- Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology
- Contributions from Bell Canada and Alcatel-Lucent enabled UNB to establish the Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology in 2007. Nanotechnology is a field that deals with atoms and molecules as building blocks for manufacturing. The interdisciplinary Chair will strengthen and solidify UNB’s ongoing research in nano-technology, contributing to the fields of materials science, biotechnology, biomedicine and engineering.
- Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics
- The Vaughan Chair serves as the focal point of a research
team of faculty members and graduate student experts in the
economic, political and historical characteristics of Atlantic
Canada. The Chair is located at the Department of Economics.
- Vice Chancellor’s Research Chair in Rehabilitation Cybernetics
- The Vice Chancellor’s Research Chair in Rehabilitation Cybernetics was established to continue studies on the application of Cybernetics to physical rehabilitation, especially (but not exclusively) for the control of advanced artificial arms. It is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, which allows the Chair to work closely with the clinical team at the Atlantic Clinic for Upper Limb Prosthetics (ACULP), where together, they study not just the design of advanced prosthetic limbs, but how the prostheses are used by the limb absent population.
- NB DNRE/Cloverleaf Professorship in Recreational Fisheries
- Contact R. Allen Curry
Tel: 452-6208 Fax: 453-3583 e-mail: email@example.com
In 1997, the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and
Energy and The Cloverleaf Foundation in partnership with the
University of New Brunswick created Canada's first Professorship
of Recreational Fisheries with Dr. Allen Curry occupying the
position. The partnership provides the scientific support required
for the management and sustainability of the socio-economically
significant recreational fishing industry of Atlantic Canada.
The Professorship incorporates the Assistant Directorship of
the Fisheries Section of the New Brunswick Cooperative Fish
and Wildlife Research Unit within UNB.