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Members in the News – Spring 2019

The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) granted the Université de Moncton $100,000 to fund a project in partnership with Sweat Academy Athlete Development Inc. to design a connected (IoT) coaching machine for basketball players.

NBIF had already funded a joint project between Sweat Academy and the Department of Electrical Engineering at UdeM in 2017-2018.

Researchers at Dalhousie University are finding new uses for existing laser technology way to diagnose middle ear problems that cause hearing loss, without the need for more invasive procedures.

UPEI is helping Acadian Supreme, a lobster processing plant, reduce its carbon footprint with a new device designed by students. The device recovers some of the energy that’s used to cook the lobsters and puts that energy back into its operating systems.

“It takes a lot of energy, we’re cooking anywhere from 35- to 40-thousand pounds in this cooker so we have to keep that boiling all day,” said Jeff Malloy, CEO of Acadian Supreme in Abram-Village, P.E.I.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Cape Breton University announced the addition of four university research chairs whose focus will be to work with communities on research-community collaborations.

Congratulations to Matthias Bierenstiel, Pat Maher, Kathy Snow, and Leslie Wardley, who started their new roles April 1, 2019.

Members of StFX’s FluxLab were awarded a US patent for its gas sensing device, a vehicle-based Emissions Attribution via Computational Techniques (“ExACT”) gas leak detection technology, and also to its inventors, earth sciences professor and university project lead Dr. Dave Risk, Dr. Bjorn Brooks and Dr. Martin Lavoie for the “Gas Emission Detection System and Method.”

In May, BioNB held its annual three-day conference, Atlantic BIOCON. Over 150 industry insiders and onlookers discussed ways to launch and accelerate regional bio-based projects. Special shout out to our members at SMU, who hosted the event in Halifax and CCNB, who supported the event.

The Canadian Ferry Association contributed $695,000 to fund a five-year industrial research chair at Memorial University’s School of Maritime Studies. This will enhance the Marine Institute’s research expertise in marine passenger transportation technology.