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  • Three Ds That Will Define Cybercrime for the Rest of the Decade


    There is both a massive increase and a fundamental shift in global cybercrime underway that will inflict hundreds of billions of dollars in losses over the next four years. The shift comes as criminal return on investment (cROI) drops from attacking big banks as they evolve to deal with modern, organized cybercrime. As sophisticated criminal groups diversify

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  • These Engineers are Bringing Canadian Innovation to the Smart Grid

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    Electricity usage fluctuates throughout the day, with significant spikes in both the morning and early evening. These fluctuations cause huge issues for utilities as they are forced to run more power plants in order to meet increased demand. Three Canadian entrepreneurs look to solve those challenges, and help consumers save money in the process. Recent

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now


    New Brunswick is known as a leader in Information Technology and Cybersecurity, and today that ecosystem comes together to launch NBTechJobs.ca. New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact,

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  • Engineering Excellence and Innovation in New Brunswick

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    It started here first. In 1854, the renowned School of Engineering at University of New Brunswick (UNB) was the first school to teach engineering in North America. Today, more than 90% of Fredericton’s UNB Engineering faculty members are involved in research. They attract and conduct an estimated $17 million per year in research activity, creating a

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  • How One Engineer is Brewing Entrepreneurial Success

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    Shortly after arriving in New Brunswick from England, engineer Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason, were looking for a drink on a cold stormy night at a campus bar in Fredericton. “I asked about craft beer and they mentioned Picaroons, a local brand.” says Clawson. “Nicola asked about cider; they looked around and found

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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs


    Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the last few months, this highly focused entrepreneur has received a lot of recognition, including being named one of Profit Guide’s 2016 W100, their list of

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  • Why These World-Class Architects Chose New Brunswick

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    Twice named one of Canada’s top emerging design firms, Saint John’s Acre Architects, founded by Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, is committed to expanding the role of contemporary architecture in Atlantic Canada. The young entrepreneurs recently appeared in Wallpaper* magazine’s list of rising star and breakthrough practices from around the globe for 2016, the only Canadian firm listed. Adair,

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  • How a Professional Hockey Player Became a Fashion Entrepreneur

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    Sawyer Hannay left Canada at age 19 to play professional hockey in Austria. Despite being well traveled at a young age—he had lived in Halifax to play Major Junior, and was drafted by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks—Hannay experienced a bit of culture shock in Europe. “It was pretty much the polar opposite of life in rural New

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  • A Look at Bioscience Innovation in New Brunswick


    Université de Moncton (UdeM) professor Dr. Marc Surette serves as the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Biosciences. His research on omega-3 fatty acids has recently led to the commercialization of a new nutritional oil, one whose omega-3s are sourced from plants rather than fish. “We wanted to find a plant source of omega-3s, one that more

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