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Annual Report

Water research

UNB researchers are dedicated to ground-breaking research and development for the aquatic sector.

UNB student project examined the sustainability of the St. John River’s muskie population

A team of environmental management students, including Abby Culberson, Darren Greeley, Riley Lavender and Emily Ruttan, have completed a project looking at the sustainability of the muskellunge in the St. John River.

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UNB researcher contributing expertise to initiative to help protect whales

Dr. Kimberley Davies, an assistant professor of biological sciences on UNB’s Saint John campus, is working on a $1.2 million-funded project to develop a system that will detect whales using deep-learning algorithms, high-resolution satellite imagery, automation, and geoscience computing.

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UNB and Parks Canada announced research chair in aquatic restoration

The Government of Canada invested in research expertise and the future of Atlantic salmon with the establishment of a Parks Canada Research Chair dedicated to aquatic restoration at the University of New Brunswick.

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COVID research

As we continue to settle into our new normal, UNB is contributing its expertise to the global response to COVID-19.

Pan-Canadian network involving UNB researchers working to model COVID-19 data

Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH), a pan-Canadian network of multi-disciplinary researchers including UNB faculty members Dr. Sanjeev Seahra, Dr. Lin Wang and Dr. James Watmough, announced that the network received $3 million in funding from the federal Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling Initiative.

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NB-IRDT report showed how COVID-19 affects mental health in province

A report by the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) revealed how New Brunswickers’ mental health has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19's impact on occupational disruption and chronic disease

Visit the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) on UNB’s Saint John campus, where researchers Dr. Kerrie Luck and Dr. Shelley Doucet examined the experience of occupational disruption among individuals living with chronic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 modelling: The complex science of simple lines

Dr. Sanjeev Seahra and Dr. James Watmough are professors of mathematics and statistics at UNB and two of the many researchers involved in modelling the pandemic’s impact on Canada. They shared some of their knowledge and insight on the complex science behind simple lines.

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COVID-19 researchers successfully created antigen production pipeline

A project lead by three UNB biology researchers, Dr. Michael Duffy, Dr. Aurora Nedelcu, and Dr. Shawn MacLellan, developed a viral protein expression and purification pipeline that provides harmless SARS-CoV-2 proteins for research and development purposes.

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New innovations and collaborations continue to advance UNB’s research and highlight its importance in today’s world.

East coast-west coast partnership cements vision for Health and Technology District Saint John

A joint partnership between the University of New Brunswick, Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) and B.C.-based Lark Group is set to develop the Health and Technology District Saint John. Through this joint public-private-academic initiative, Saint John is poised to become the leading hub for digital health in Atlantic Canada.

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CubeSat NB satellite in the assembly, integration and testing phase

CubeSat NB is a first-of-its-kind partnership among the New Brunswick Community College, the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick. CubeSat NB plans to have New Brunswick's first cube satellite deployed from the International Space Station in 2022.

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UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership celebrated 10-year anniversary

Launched in 2010, the Promise Partnership connects UNB Saint John with the local community through a number of programs, all aimed at closing educational attainment gaps associated with low socio-economic status. The programs are designed to provide academic support to Saint John youth whilst providing volunteering opportunities for UNB students.

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UNB researchers add a new dimension to ocean exploration

University of New Brunswick researchers joined forces with industry-leading companies to help develop a way of seeing ocean floor maps like never before: in three dimensions.The project, named Hydrospark, uses mixed reality technology and three-dimensional visualization to explore subsea data.

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Right whale glider project successfully completed first season of detection

A collaboration between the University of New Brunswick and Transport Canada to detect North Atlantic right whales using an underwater acoustic glider was hailed a success in its first year.

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UNB, NBCC hosted leaders in mental health nursing education summit

The University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) faculty of nursing and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) co-hosted a virtual Leaders in Mental Health Nursing education summit on Monday, Nov. 30.

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