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UNB receives $1.25 million from the McCain Foundation for Innovation Fellowship

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To provide PhD graduates with the skills and resources to transform their research into market ready products, the McCain Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Innovation has been created at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). The university has received a $1.25 million gift from The McCain Foundation, which will fund the new fellowships. 

These fellowships will run for two- to three years and are valued at $50,000 per year. They will be awarded on an annual basis and are competitive. The aim is to attract the best early-career researchers, who over the course of their fellowship will advance their expertise in their field under the mentorship from faculty and industry leaders. 

"Linda McCain, chair of The McCain Foundation, said the fellowships will provide unique training opportunities for early-career researchers. “We believe that these fellowships will enhance the recipients’ specialized expertise and also give them valuable skills that will translate their ideas into more opportunities for themselves and others in New Brunswick,” she said." 

The first recipient of the McCain Fellowship is Edward Cyr from the University of Waterloo and at UNB since May 2017. He is currently building his research program to investigate at the 

The inaugural recipient of the McCain Fellowship is Edward Cyr. He came to UNB from the University of Waterloo in May, and began building his research program, studying the role that artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing play in the evolution of printed materials. His work is undertaken at the Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre. He anticipates that the results will have applications in the marine industry, the automotive, construction, and aircraft industries.

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