Liuchen Chang, a professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Brunswick, is being recognized as one of the province’s top researchers. Dr. Chang is receiving a New Brunswick Innovation Foundation R3 Innovation award at a gala dinner on March 23. The award celebrates the innovations of New Brunswick’s… Read More »

Thanks to a new finding by University of New Brunswick chemical engineering researcher and Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology, Felipe Chibante, solar energy could be produced much cheaper and with a smaller environmental footprint. A world-leader in nanotechnology, Dr. Chibante and his team of UNB students and staff have developed a method to produce… Read More »

University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus, Caleb Grove (BSCE Mechanical, 2015), has begun a project through his startup, Mbissa Energy Systems, to develop sustainable energy systems for use in rural Africa. Mr. Grove and his family moved from New Brunswick to Cameroon when he was eight years old. Three years later they settled into the… Read More »

Michael MacSween, Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president for major projects is the next speaker in UNB’s Andrews Initiative’s series on Energy and the Environment. Mr. MacSween will present his talk, entitled “Working Together: Creating a Shared Energy Future,” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., at the Wu Conference Centre Auditorium, at UNB Fredericton.  He… Read More »

Research aims to further understanding of residential smart grid application Siemens Canada and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have agreed on the scope of two research projects looking at smart grid technology that could begin as early as spring 2014. Siemens’ has committed to investing up to $2.5 million CAD into academic research projects… Read More »

Shale gas exploration and development, nuclear power generation, conventional and combined cycle combustion plants, wind power or tidal power generation – what are the environmental consequences and how do we decide what’s best? A new multidisciplinary course, “Energy and the Environment: Designing the Future,” will examine the factors underlying the choices we make and the… Read More »

Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry, will shed light on the global sustainability movement as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Boundlessly optimistic about the future and refreshingly pragmatic about the path that leads us there, Turner will present his… Read More »

UNB Saint John’s Saint John College has kicked off its first Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program. In partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Energy, the pilot Energy Fundamentals for Leaders program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of energy issues and information taking place across our province. Designed for professionals, leaders, and managers at… Read More »

The relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth will be addressed by Leslie Malone, Canada program director for Environment Northeast, as the Andrews Initiative Speakers Series on Energy and the Environment continues. Ms. Malone will present her talk, entitled Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth at both UNB campuses: on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30… Read More »

Thomas Homer-Dixon, best-selling author and leading Canadian thinker, will be the featured speaker at the next Andrews Initiative Year of Energy and the Environment event. Dr. Homer-Dixon will speak on “The Coming Energy Transition: Shock, Innovation and Resilience” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wu Conference Centre, at the University of New… Read More »

The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with the Andrews Initiative, proudly presents the 33rd annual Dineen Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Richard J. Marceau, president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and provost of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The lecture will be given on both campuses: on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.,… Read More »

Despite the fact that AV Nackawic was the first prehydrolysis Kraft mill conversion in Canada, it still struggled with a lack of resources due to the current economic downturn.  The rapidly rising cost of power has increased the importance of energy efficiency in pulp mills, and for this reason, AV Nackawic reached out to the… Read More »

As more economies around the world are looking for sustainable and competitive green energy alternatives, our province is keeping up with the race by exploring solar as an option. Solar energy has a number of benefits over other energy sources, such as reducing air pollution, energy conservation, the offset of greenhouse gasses and reducing the… Read More »