Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey was at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today, World Intellectual Property Day, to announce an investment of $500,000 for the Innovate@UNB pilot project led by the Office of Research Services (ORS). MP DeCourcey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development… Read More »

IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “IBM is a leader in… Read More »

Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are providing local and global companies with a new testing platform to drive innovation and support business ideas for development and export to world energy markets. The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today. “The federal government is committed to supporting innovation… Read More »

University of New Brunswick researcher, Yun Zhang, is no stranger to Google Maps. In 2000, he participated in a Street View project led by YC Lee that resulted in Google Street View. Now he’s invented what he hopes will be the next generation of Google Maps called EarthView3D. Dr. Zhang is a Canada Research Chair… Read More »

A University of New Brunswick (UNB) spinoff company that provides nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) solutions for the oil and gas sector has celebrated nearly a decade of growth by declaring dividends for the first time. Green Imaging Technologies‘ (GIT) CEO Jill Green and President and Chief Technology Officer Derrick Green presented the University of New… Read More »

Universities across North America – and even Google – are participating in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) from December 9-15, 2013. Held annually in recognition of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (December 9, 1906), this thematic week is dedicated to raising awareness about the computer science field.  The University of New Brunswick’s faculty… Read More »

The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB’s Wallace McCain Institute (WMI), recently announced an investment in a new software start-up in Miramichi, NB. Patchell Brook Equity Analytics Incorporated (Equity Analytics) is a company focused on creating the software platform and tools to undertake a more informed analysis of the equity contained in both privately held… Read More »

Could a disruptive innovation completely change the way universities work?  The music industry, movie rental business, and the encyclopedia are examples of industries that have experienced a significant shift when new technologies were introduced. Dr. Peter Smith, senior vice president of academic strategies and development at Kaplan Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at… Read More »

The J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology, Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) program is garnering more attention than ever. Several prominent business leaders and UNB alumni returned to the TME 25th anniversary celebration last month, providing mentorship… 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 »

The University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 28 by pairing up local business owners and CEOs, with recent TME grads and current students for a day of networking, mentorship, and celebration. 
 The guest list includes UNB President Eddy… Read More »

We know they have them.  We know they use them.  So why not put them to good, academic use?  What are we talking about?  Students and their mobile devices of course. Turning distractions into learning opportunities UNB Saint John has started using Top Hat, a Canadian web-based classroom response platform, so that instead of Facebooking,… Read More »

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have developed an environmental monitoring system that can track pollution, road conditions and air quality. Dr. Brad Nickerson, Dillon Matchett and Victoria Pimentel from UNB’s computer science program partnered with Red Ball Internet this summer to launch a prototype of their technology to monitor pollution in Moncton. The… Read More »

GPS technology developed by University of New Brunswick scientists is set to begin orbiting the Earth this month aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of a Canadian Space Agency mission that will, in part, monitor space weather. The Telegraph Journal featured the full story on its front page Monday, September 16. To arrange… Read More »

The Miramichi Technology Fund, managed by UNB’s Wallace McCain Institute, recently unveiled plans to support the creation of a new software development company in northern New Brunswick. Eggroll Digital Studios Incorporated will use the investment to help launch its new mobile and software development company, one of only a few companies in Atlantic Canada doing… Read More »