New kinesiology building

The enormous cost of treating chronic illnesses, particularly in New Brunswick where obesity rates are one of the highest in the country, is driving the demand for more applied research in preventative and rehabilitative care and UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology is poised to be a part of the solution. The proposed 60,000-square-foot, $36 million centre will create a nationally significant research cluster focused on health, wellness, physical fitness and health promotion that will establish New Brunswick as a leader in preventative health care.

Centre for Healthy Living, UNB Fredericton

Digital renderings provided by Architects 4 Ltd. from Moncton, N.B.

Focus on chronic disease prevention

Its primary focus will be the prevention of chronic disease throughout life, with exercise and healthy lifestyle as a rehabilitation measure for obesity and diabetes. It will incorporate academic programs, healthy living research, community outreach and entrepreneurial opportunities. It will be attached to the west side of UNB’s Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, providing a direct link to the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory.

Project timeline

The project started in Fall 2016 and is expected to be complete in Spring 2018. More specific construction timelines and milestone will be shared through MyUNB News as the project evolves.

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