Fredericton tech company Black Arcs gets $1M to build ‘what if?’ machine | CBC News
A Fredericton tech company has received $1-million from the Department of National Defence to use artificial intelligence to visualize and predict people’s behaviour in disaster situations, so every level of government can be prepared if another pandemic is declared.
Seventeen UNB researchers awarded $4.6 million in federal grant funding
The Government of Canada has announced the results of the 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Research Programs competition. Among the recipients are 17 University of New Brunswick researchers, who are receiving a total of $4.6 million in research funding.
Black Arcs Wins Defence Deal
The Black Arcs, a Fredericton company that provides artificial intelligence for city planners, has scored a $1 million research and development deal with the Department of National Defence to adapt its technology to model disease outbreaks. Founded in 2015, The Black Arcs sells AI software that…
President’s Awards | Office of the President | UNB
President’s Medals, Distinguished Service Awards and Research Scholar Awards honour current employees of the University of New Brunswick, or those who have retired within one calendar year preceding the call for nominations.
Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 update (February 9, 2022)
Dr Jennifer Russell presents the latest COVID modelling results (… and thanks for the shout out!) 6:45 / 1:07:44
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province moves to least restrictive Level 1 on Feb. 18 | CBC News
New Brunswick will move to Level 1, the least restrictive level of the COVID-19 winter plan, on Feb. 18 at 11:59 p.m., and all restrictions could be removed by the end of March, Premier Blaine Higgs has announced.
The Use of Mathematical Modelling in the Northwest Territories (NWT) | GNWT’s Response to COVID-19
Mathematical modelling is used by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) to get a better understanding of how COVID-19 infections might spread throughout the NWT. These model presented below does not predict exactly how COVID-19 will spread but gives an understanding of the most likel…
Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 update (January 27, 2022)
Dr Jennifer Russell (Chief Medical Officer of Health) presents modelling results related to the effectiveness of level 3 restrictions (5:02 / 1:12:04)
Government of PEI COVID-19 Update (January 26, 2022)
PEI modelling results for new cases and hospitalizations presented by Dr Heather Morrison (Chief Health Officer)…
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 5,500 new cases per day and 220 hospitalizations projected | CBC News
About 5,500 New Brunswickers are expected to test positive for COVID-19 daily by the end of January or early February if current trends hold, according to the province’s chief epidemiologist.
Government of New Brunswick Technical briefing on COVID-19 forecasting (January 11, 2022)
Mathieu Chalifoux (Chief Epidemiologist) present COVID-19 forecasts and scenarios (4:06 / 1:02:43•Watch full video)
COVID-19: N.B. could see more than 5,000 cases each day in the next month | Globalnews.ca
During the peak of the Omicron wave, the province could see up to 220 active hospitalizations in a system that’s already stretched thin. Currently, 88 people are in hospital.
Even without Omicron, NB cases on steep upward trend
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Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 update (December 21, 2021)
Dr Jennifer Russell (Chief Medical Officer of Health) presents COVID-19 modelling
Arrivée du variant Omicron : faut-il privilégier le masque médical? | La COVID-19 en Atlantique
La santé publique rappelle que pour être efficace, le masque doit être de qualité et bien ajusté.
COVID-19 modelling: the complex science of simple lines
Dr. Sanjeev Seahra and Dr. James Watmough are professors of mathematics and statistics at UNB, and two of the researchers involved in modelling the pandemic’s impact on Canada, and on New Brunswick. Here, they share with us some of their knowledge and insight on the complex science behind simple lin…
N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 109 new cases, 63 people in hospital | CBC News
New Brunswick has 109 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 people in hospital with the virus, 27 of them in intensive care.
COVID-19 hospitalizations could double within a month, new N.B. projections show | CBC News
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Brunswick could double within a month if contact rates don’t dramatically drop, new provincial modelling shows.
AARMS receives milestone federal funding
Earlier this year, the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) was awarded approximately $278,000 in new funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Here’s what that means for UNB and for the region.
Pan-Canadian Network Involving UNB Researchers working to Model COVID-19 Data
The MfPH project builds upon the initial work of the Mathematical Modelling of COVID-19 Task Force, formed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as part of their COVID-19 rapid research program. Researchers in the network collaborate to develop models and simulations based on COVID-19 data i…
Delta plus, Delta, Lambda variants: Why experts are watching | TJ.news
While Delta plus is a new strain, Dr. Lisa Barrett of Dalhousie University said the Lambda variant was actually first identified in fall 2020.
UNB mathematicians join research project tackling COVID-19
Two professors from the University of New Brunswick are part of a multi-institutional research project whose work will contribute to the global understanding of COVID-19.
Second annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop being held at UNB
The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) is hosting their second Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) at the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus from July 15 to 19.
The Bright Side: Girl Guides of Nova Scotia explores the world of STEM | Watch News Videos Online
Watch The Bright Side: Girl Guides of Nova Scotia explores the world of STEM Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
Einstein’s gravity theory passes extreme test on zombie star | CBC News
Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that all objects fall the same way, no matter how massive — even zombie stars with extreme gravity, a new study finds.
AARMS receives $90,000 grant for All SySTEMs Go
The Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) has received a three-year PromoScience grant of $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support the annual All SySTEMs Go series of outreach events.
Girl Guides Experience STEM Camp at UNB!!
New Brunswick and PEI Guides Learn Science and Math at a fun weekend camp!!
Have Gravitational Waves Scarred the Fabric of Spacetime?
Car crashes, nuclear explosions, and even asteroid impacts are relatively puny compared with some of our universe’s other explosive events. Heck, a violent, seemingly infinitely hot explosion is probably what set the whole universe in motion in the first place. So big collisions, like those between…
UNB Math Researcher Sanjeev Seahra: Adding up to a Stronger Industry – Huddle.Today
UNB Researcher Sanjeev Seahra is figuring out the building blocks of the universe while building relationships between industry and research.
UNB associate professor named director of Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Sanjeev Seahra is proving that there is a lot…