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  • University of New Brunswick Launches Cannabis Health Research Chair

    New Brunswick recognizes cannabis as an economic growth opportunity due to the significant increase in demand and legalization in several non-Canadian jurisdictions over the past few years. With the medical cannabis industry projected to grow exponentially into the future, and soon-to-be legalized recreational use across Canada approaching, New Brunswick is already capitalizing on these areas

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  • What Does the Smart Grid Mean for New Brunswick?

    [In 2013, global leader Siemens established a smart grid development centre in New Brunswick as part of a partnership with NB Power. Based on this foundation, Opportunities NB is working to make New Brunswick a hub for smart grid development by attracting startups and national and international firms to conduct their testing and development in this

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  • What You Need to Know About the World Leader in Biomedical Engineering

    [Update: May 12th – UNB’s Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Engineering captured this year’s Innovation Champion KIRA Award. This post originally appeared on the ONB Blog in May 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week.] Conversations about cutting-edge research and development and the province of New Brunswick are certainly not mutually

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Welcomes the Coming Energy Revolution

    In 2012, Siemens Canada partnered with NB Power to develop a comprehensive smart grid vision for the province of New Brunswick. The following year it invested in smart grid research projects at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In 2016, the three organizations combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying

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  • A Look at IBM’s Award-Winning New Brunswick Research Institute

    The IBM Centre for Advanced Studies – Atlantic (CAS Atlantic) is a research-based institution designed to promote collaborative research between IBM and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). At this past fall’s CASCON, IBM’s annual industrial and academic conference, UNB was the only university to be recognized for excellence in three categories. Ph.D. candidate Bing Yang

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  • New Brunswick Entrepreneur Brings Sustainable Energy to Rural Africa

    Caleb Grove grew up in Africa, living in Cameroon for nearly a decade. During his time there he conceived a renewable energy solution that would become the basis of his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems. His goal is to bring electricity to regions of rural Africa that had never seen power before. Returning to Canada he was able

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  • Engineering Excellence and Innovation in New Brunswick

    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

    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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  • From Arts to Engineering, this Startup Accelerator Works Across Sectors

    Named the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in the country by Startup Canada, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a major player in New Brunswick’s incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem. If anything has reinforced this reputation for me, it has been my experience over the past 12 weeks as Program Coordinator with the J. Herbert Smith Centre for

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