Chairs and Professorships

Current Canada Research Chair (CRC) holders (search "University of New Brunswick")

Chair positions at UNB

Chair in Cannabis Health Research: The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. have contributed equally (over five years) to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the UNB. The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis.

Chair in Chiropractic Health Research: The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) have contributed equally in the establishment of the CCRF Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick.  

Chair in Ocean Mapping: The Chair in Ocean Mapping was established at the University of New Brunswick in 1991 to expand research capabilities in the development of innovative methods to manage, process, depict and interpret ocean mapping data.

Cisco Systems Chair for Big Data: This Chair works on algorithms and services for analyzing information to extract value from Big Data. This helps New Brunswick’s tourism, transportation and municipal planning sectors make informed decisions on policies and procedures.

D.C. Campbell Chair in Highway Construction and Pavement Research: This Chair was created within the Department of Civil Engineering to strengthen the institution's capabilities in education and research in the highway and pavement engineering fields. A major component is the strong graduate program with graduate degrees offered at the masters and doctoral levels.

Economic Geology Chair: The UNB Economic Geology Chair is hosted in the Dept. of Earth Sciences and is mainly focussed on research related to the formation of ore deposits and related mineral exploration research that helps find new mineral resources. The Chair has particularly strong interests in mineral resources within the Appalachian context, in particular eastern Canada and New Brunswick, although has graduate research programs in many areas of Canada and abroad.

Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centered Care: This Chair is held at UNBSJ and leads an ongoing research initiative aimed at developing and evaluating new interprofessional community-based primary healthcare models that are patient-centred.

J. Herbert Smith/ACOA Chair in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship: The impact of technology on systems, organizations, and people has had measurably positive consequences on productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness but it's created challenges too. The J. Herbert Smith/Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Chair in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship is the University of New Brunswick's response to these challenges.

Lockheed Martin Research Chair in Additive Manufacturing: This new industry-funded chair leverages earlier funding from Lockheed Martin through an Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) offset contribution that also helped establish MAMCE. UNB’s MAMCE undertakes research, innovation and training activities that promote the adoption of additive manufacturing in the industrial marine sector of Canada.

M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management: The M. Patrick Gillin Chair in Construction Engineering and Management was established in 1987. A major component of this endowed Chair is to provide students with a better opportunity to prepare for careers in construction engineering and management and to create an industry-university liaison.

NB Innovation Research Chair in Advanced Wood Products and Construction: This Chair is concerned with building new wood-based products for mid-rise building construction in Canada and abroad. These carbon-neutral wood hybrid products can be expected to lead to widespread use in the future.

NB Innovation Research Chair in Medical Devices and Technologies: This Chair researches wearable medical devices, including smart prosthetic hands and limbs, at UNB’s Institute for Biomedical Engineering, one of the top five research organizations of its kind.

NSERC/Cisco Industrial Research Chair in Real-time Mobility Analytics: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Cisco Chair is working with Cisco Systems Limited to develop an Inventory of Things (IoT), which will achieve a seamless ubiquitous sensing and analytics with fog computing as the unifying architecture. The IoT promises unprecedented connectivity among billions of devices and the gathering of unparalleled amounts of data.

NSERC/NB Power/AECL Chair in Nuclear Engineering: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), NB Power and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) established the Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering in recognition of New Brunswick's position as a nuclear power producer. Since 1984 the Chair has taken a leading role in the training of personnel and the development of nuclear technology.

OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction: The OSCO Chair was established through an investment by the OSCO Construction Group in 2018. The Chair provides the scientific direction for UNB's Off-site Construction Research Centre and conducts research in areas related to the industrialization and digitization of the construction industry.

Parks Canada Research Chair: Housed at UNB in Saint John, the research chair will build on the university’s strong focus and significant expertise in marine, coastal and freshwater science. Working in conjunction with Parks Canada’s Conservation and Restoration Program, in Atlantic Canada, the research chair will take a coordinated, regional approach in assessing ecological function and conservation values of restoring aquatic ecosystems.

Research Chair in Wildlife Ecology: The Chair in Wildlife Ecology works out of the Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research (ALAR), formerly the UNB component of the Atlantic Co-operative Wildlife Research Network (ACWERN). The focus of the UNB lab is the relationship between changing ecological patterns & processes and human activities, especially in relation to bird populations in forested and marine ecosystems.

Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology: Contributions from Bell Canada and Alcatel-Lucent enabled UNB to establish the Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology in 2007. Nanotechnology is a field that deals with atoms and molecules as building blocks for manufacturing. The interdisciplinary Chair will strengthen and solidify UNB’s ongoing research in nano-technology, contributing to the fields of materials science, biotechnology, biomedicine and engineering.

UNB Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) Atlantic Salmon Research Chair: The Chair will conduct innovative research projects aimed at curbing the alarming decline of salmon stock.  The work will focus on one of the great Atlantic salmon rivers of the world, New Brunswick’s Miramichi River, though the techniques developed and knowledge generated will be applicable across the species’ range.

Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics: This Chair serves as the focal point of a research team of faculty members and graduate student experts in the economic, political and historical characteristics of Atlantic Canada. The Chair is located at the Department of Economics.

Research professorships

NB DNRE/Cloverleaf Professorship in Recreational Fisheries
Contact R. Allen Curry

In 1997, the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy and The Cloverleaf Foundation in partnership with the University of New Brunswick created Canada's first Professorship of Recreational Fisheries with Dr. Allen Curry occupying the position. The partnership provides the scientific support required for the management and sustainability of the socio-economically significant recreational fishing industry of Atlantic Canada. The Professorship incorporates the Assistant Directorship of the Fisheries Section of the New Brunswick Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within UNB.

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