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Canadian COVID-19 Math Modelling Task Force

Two of our professors have joined international experts on the Canadian COVID-19 Math Modelling Task Force as they work to develop mathematical technologies to aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Repurposing the MRI

Jill and Derrick Green were happily living in Cleveland, Ohio, when they got a call from Derrick’s former professor at the University of New Brunswick. Bruce Balcom, an expert in materials science, had discovered a way to use magnetic resonance imaging to analyse the behaviour of oil and gas inside rocks, and he wanted them to move back to New Brunswick to commercialize it.

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Thousands of blood-sucking ticks found on bodies of Canadian moose

Researchers from the universities of New Brunswick and Laval are now studying how ticks survive in the differing climates of New Brunswick and Quebec and how that affects moose. Their data show moose populations in both provinces have been healthy and growing over the past three decades, but wildlife biologist Serge Couturier says warmer winters and less snow cover make it easier for ticks to survive.

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UNB graduate students conducting research on climate change

Two graduate students from the faculty of science at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton were eager to spend a portion of last summer wearing winter jackets.

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For what it covers, province's report on water quality finds rivers in good shape

The New Brunswick government has released its first report on the state of water quality in lakes and rivers.

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