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Annual Report 2017

Improving lives through research

UNB launched a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program to honour the late Dr. Purdy Crawford, one of Canada’s most respected and influential business leaders. 

Dr. Mikael Hellstrom was awarded the first Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility, and Dr. Alison Luke (BA ’92) received the inaugural Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Policy.

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Studying the link between PTSD and exercise

UNB kinesiology student Terry Fitzpatrick toured Afghanistan with the Canadian military a decade ago. Today, he is pioneering a study exploring the potential for exercise to ease post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Pioneering intimate partner violence research

UNB researchers are conducting world-class research on the focus of intimate partner and family violence. Backed by more than $3M in federal funding, UNB’s Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey is co-leading a team of researchers across Canada and into the U.S. examining the effectiveness of iHEAL, an emerging model of care for those who have suffered domestic abuse.

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Community Health Centre a model for care

The Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre, a key teaching and community resource for UNB Fredericton’s faculty of nursing, has expanded to a permanent location.

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Studying the Saint John Harbour

Biologists on UNB's Fredericton and Saint John campuses spent three years examining the health of waters in the Saint John Harbour — home to a bustling industrial port. Headed by Heather Hunt, Karen Kidd, and Allen Curry, the research team found that the harbour was in better health than anticipated.

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Powwow celebrates culture and community

UNB’s campuses are located on traditional Wolastoqey land, and celebrating Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey and other First Nation cultures is woven into our fabric. 

The annual UNB Powwow, provides a unique opportunity for the university and Fredericton community to participate in, learn about and celebrate the traditions and cultures of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey people.

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