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Moving toward equity and social progress

Women in social sciences and humanities research are helping create safer and healthier communities

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has built a reputation for attracting highly talented people who generate new research and knowledge that delivers positive impact for the province, the country and the world.

Every day, UNB’s social sciences and humanities researchers continue to drive social progress to help make the world a better, safer, healthier, and more equitable place. Here, we shine a light on some of those researchers: three women who are helping us understand the past, improve the present and imagine a brighter future.

Uncovering lost voices

Dr. Amy Scott is conducting research at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to give a voice to those who have been historically silenced.

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Building resilient communities

Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnik is UNB's new Canada Research Chair in Resilient Communities and will focus on housing affordability, suitability and access in New Brunswick communities.

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Imaging sustainable, inclusive futures

Dr. Sabine LeBel is an assistant professor of culture and media studies and a practicing film artist. She's looking to LGBTQIA2S+ art practices and responses to moments of profound collective crisis, in order to imagine positive futures in impossible moments.

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