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Research Cluster is Budding in Fredericton

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The two cannabis research chairs created at St. Thomas University (STU) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are the first two such chairs in Canada. The creation of these two chairs is supported by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), who is providing $500,000 over five years for each chair. Private industry, via Shoppers Drug Mart at St. Thomas and the pharmaceutical company Tetra Bio-Pharma at UNB. are also each providing $500,000 each over five years.

STU's strength lies in the social sciences and the humanities and the STU research chair's work will help inform government policy on a complex moral and legal issue.

The UNB the research chair will focus on the biochemistry, medicinal use, and pharmacology of cannabis.

This is a great opportunity for both Springboard members to collaborate on this important project and to potentially combine their expertise with other players in the industry.  

To read the full article on University Affairs, click here.

To read our previous coverage of this topic, click here.