Organization: Government of New Brunswick

Performance-based funding for universities is an unsound policy that sounds good

Performance-based funding proposed by some provinces for post-secondary institutions uses flawed indicators and hasn’t worked in other jurisdictions, Dr. Marc Spooner, PhD, professor of educational psychology at the University of Regina, says in an op-ed. “How governments can, in good conscience, ignore the damage these models have caused in other jurisdictions where they have been unsuccessfully implemented is difficult to understand.”

New Brunswick announces innovation funding

The Government of New Brunswick has announced new details on how it plans to spend nearly $1 billion on education and innovation over the next three years including $261 million in FY16-17. The Education and New Economy Fund was initially announced last January by premier Brian Gallant in his annual state of the province speech.…

CANARIE supports high-speed network in NB

CANARIE is investing $7 million in a dark-fibre optical network in northern New Brunswick to boost R&D and commerce in the region. The project — a collaboration with the Government of New Brunswick and F6 Networks — will provide the region’s colleges and research institutes with high-speed connectivity of 100Gb/s to position northern NB as…

New Brunswick launches $5-million startup fund

The Government of New Brunswick has established a $5-million Startup Investment Fund as part of its $80-million commitment to R&D and innovation. The fund will be administered by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Awards of up to $100,000 will be made to support company creation, product development and testing, market research, intellectual property protection and…

NB Research and Innovation Council formed

The Government of New Brunswick has announced the inaugural members of its New Brunswick Research and Innovation Council, established in direct response to recommendations in the Strategies for Innovation report submitted May/12. Its primary aims are to accelerate the growth of innovation-based entrepreneurship and create the conditions for commercialization of current and future research from…

Brunswick to create health research foundation

The Government of New Brunswick is set to unveil a new provincial health plan that includes the creation of a health research foundation designed to boost its paltry spending on health research. New Brunswick ranks last in provincial health research spending and the foundation is designed to attract new federal, provincial and private sector funding.…