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Annual Report 2017

Changing the face of disaster relief

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Shabnam Jabari is developing technology that promises to be a game changer for government aid organizations and first responders around the world.

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Taking 3D metal printing to new heights

3D metal printing is revolutionizing marine manufacturing in Canada and UNB’s new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence is leading the way. The centre is the first in the country to use 3D metal printing to manufacture certified, custom parts for the marine sector.

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Exploring seaweeds as a medical cure

UNB researchers know that discovery can come from unexpected places for those willing to look. For  Thierry Chopin, professor of marine biology and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network at UNB’s Saint John campus, that discovery might be found in seaweeds.

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Seeking to understand the incurable

Through an investment of $5 million from the Terry Fox Research Institute, Dr. Tony Reiman is leading a pan-Canadian study on the lives of patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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Determined to save wild Atlantic salmon

For Tommi Linnansaari, the fight to save the Atlantic salmon population on New Brunswick’s fabled Miramichi River is urgent.

Once a place where salmon populations thrived, the mighty Miramichi is now recording its lowest levels in its history.

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Reimagining the power grid using smart technologies

Advanced smart grid technologies are expected to revolutionize how the world consumes, produces and distributes electricity within the next decade. UNB researchers are at the forefront of this massive shift and emerging industry.

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Helping families with complex health challenges

Jennifer Belyea knows all too well the challenges facing families with complex health needs and the desperate need for information and support. 

Today, she works to aid families across NB as program coordinator for NaviCare/SoinsNavi, a navigation and support centre for families of children with complicated and chronic health challenges.

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