New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) celebrated a decade of enriched learning, community problem-solving, and industry support at a reception to mark the 10th anniversary of its Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) department on Thursday, May 19.
Community and industry partners joined NBCC staff and alumni to acknowledge the past successes and future growth of ARI, which utilizes NBCC expertise, tools, and facilities to help solve technical and business problems, take advantage of market opportunities, and develop new technology and processes.
“Over the last 10 years, 2,600 NBCC students and staff have been engaged in applied research projects that have advanced solutions for hundreds of businesses and community organizations,” said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. “From cybersecurity to healthy aging in place for seniors, applied research at NBCC has contributed significantly to the economic and social wellbeing of New Brunswick.”
Last year alone, NBCC collaborated on 95 applied research projects with 115 partners, with 57 staff and 364 students taking part.
The College has also received more applied research funding this year than ever before, at more than $3 million. These funds will help facilitate applied research in care services navigation for seniors, economic development through digital transformation, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and social innovation.
With six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC contributes to New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity by supporting the aspirations of individual learners, seizing the opportunities of the labour market, and collaboratively solving the challenges of communities and industry. In addition to more than 90 certificate and diploma programs, NBCC also provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities. Find out more information on NBCC programs by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
Tanya Greer, Lead, Strategic Communications, NBCC