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Cardiometabolic Exercise & Lifestyle Laboratory (CELLAB)

The CELLAB studies physical activity, obesity, diabetes and cardiometabolic health. They work with community partners like local nursing homes, Obesity Canada and Diabetes Canada to translate their research into better health for New Brunswickers.

Human Performance Lab

UNB is home to one of the most advanced, innovative and unique motion analysis labs in North America.

The Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER features state of the art equipment, including a motion capture system, a Cybex isokinetic strength-training chair and two electromyography systems.

These elements combine to provide researchers with accurate readings for strength testing, muscle activity, ground forces and more.

While there are similar movement labs across the county, the Human Performance Lab remains unique because of the track that bisects the lab. Researchers can open the doors and allow participants to walk, jog, or wheel through the lab, which facilitates continuous motion during measurement.

Behaviour Change Lab

The Behaviour Change Lab develops interventions that support changes in health and wellbeing. Their work focuses on understanding and changing health behaviours, from initiating change to long-term maintenance.

The lab uses state-of-the-art psychological methods and theories to understand and change health-related behaviour. Dr. Stephan Dombrowski and his team have expertise in complex behaviour change intervention development across a range of health behaviours and populations.

The New Kinesiology Building

The New Kinesiology Building provides additional teaching and research space for the Faculty of Kinesiology. It incorporates academic programs, healthy living research, community outreach and entrepreneurial opportunities. The new building is adjacent to the CURRIE CENTER and directly linked to the Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab.

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 new building creates 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.