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UNB Shaping the Debate focuses on growing technology-based knowledge economy in New Brunswick

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Nov 4, 2021

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

The University of New Brunswick, Public Policy Forum and Action Canada co-hosted a virtual public dialogue on Nov. 3 exploring how Atlantic Canada can capitalize on its growing technology-based knowledge economy and define post-pandemic opportunities for the region.

Key members from UNB, Dr. William Cook, director of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Research, and Adrienne O’Pray, executive director of the McKenna Institute, joined Francis McGuire, president of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and other panellists at the virtual UNB Shaping the Debate: Enabling Growth – Building a sustainable, technology-based knowledge economy for Atlantic Canada to explore how to harness Atlantic Canada’s entrepreneurial leadership and technology successes to attract students and newcomers to build on its demographic and population reversal.

During the event, the Public Policy Forum launched its Atlantic Canada initiative and Action Canada fellows exchanged views on important public policy issues and how to ensure positive action that will benefit communities, the economy, and lives of New Brunswickers and Atlantic Canadians.

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UNB Shaping the Debate serves the public good by convening important conversations that help build a more prosperous and just future for New Brunswick.