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Annual Report


UNB is committed to the delivery of effective and sustainable health care.

Global health researcher brings child health expertise and international experience to UNB

Dr. Ziba Vaghri has journeyed the world researching and advocating for children’s health, development and rights. She was appointed as a Senior Research Associate in the department of psychology on UNB’s Saint John campus.

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NB-IRDT analyzing economics of Picomole lung cancer screening tool

The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at UNB is leveraging its expertise and research capability to undertake an economic evaluation of the Picomole lung cancer screening tool.

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UNB research projects received funding to support healthy aging for seniors

UNB researchers received nearly $6 million in provincial and federal funding for research to support healthy aging for seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities.

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The future of surgical robotics is here - and this alumnus is creating it

Jason Currie (MSE’15) may be working from his San Francisco Bay Area home these days because of the pandemic, but he’s still hugely excited to log in each day and tackle his current project – a general-purpose surgical robot.

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Sustainability and environmental impact

UNB is tackling the challenges of a changing climate for current and future generations.

UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan launched

As part of its new Strategic Vision, the University of New Brunswick plans to become a leading institution in sustainability. UNB Fredericton’s Campus Sustainability Plan (CSP) is the first of its kind for a post-secondary institution within New Brunswick.

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Cultivating tomorrow’s forests: UNB researcher helping grow silviculture knowledge for a more sustainable future

Researchers from the University of New Brunswick are part of a five-year, $5.1-million cross-Canada project advancing science and innovation in silviculture.

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UNB engineering students simulated plan for solar energy implementation using a Smart Grid Digital Twin

Four University of New Brunswick electrical engineering students worked on the viability of implementing more solar energy in Canada using a Smart Grid Digital Twin.

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UNB research program working to save the environment while saving on costs

Making contaminated soil and water safe for human use is a complex and expensive process, but University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Allison Enright is exploring a better way forward.

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UNB is collaborating with community partners to improve our energy efficiency.

UNB received funding to further intensify SMR cluster participation

The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER) received federal funding to support standards validation and intensified partnership opportunities. The funds will support CNER’s ongoing Small Modular Reactor (SMR) research cluster work.

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UNB and NB Power announced continuation of important research, supported by federal funds

The University of New Brunswick and NB Power announced the continuation of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) research project, supporting the Mactaquac dam renewal project.

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UNB teamed up with Saint John Energy to improve network efficiency and lower environmental impact

A team of UNB researchers is working in partnership with Saint John Energy to develop integrated technology solutions for smart grid initiatives to maximize energy efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint.

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We create and foster innovation in the security sector to keep our world safe.

Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB collaborated on pioneering gait-based biometric security

Stepscan Technologies developed a new technique for contactless security, believed to be the world’s first solution based on analyzing an individual’s footsteps using high-resolution, pressure-sensitive flooring. UNB’s research experts joined CyberNB and Stepscan to build on this success and test, validate and improve their solution.

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Investigating hateful ideologies and extremism in the Canadian Armed Forces

University of New Brunswick researcher, Dr. David Hofmann, and Ontario Tech University researcher, Dr. Barbara Perry, have been granted $750,000 to investigate hateful ideologies and extremism within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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UNB researchers look to special sensors to reduce risk of bioterrorism

University of New Brunswick researchers Connor O’Brien, Kathleen Varty and Dr. Anna Ignaszak published an article in Nature examining the use of specialized sensors to detect highly contagious diseases and biological weapons.

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