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Driving prosperity and progress

The McKenna Institute fuels economic growth and social progress by advancing the use of digital technologies in New Brunswick. The Institute collaborates to accelerate our talent pipeline, nurture ideas and enable all New Brunswick communities to thrive in a digital world.

A catalyst and connector

Rooted in New Brunswick with a strategic outward gaze, we partner with local communities and organizations while keeping a pulse on digital best practices globally. We collaborate with business, academia and government to foster a globally competitive, tech-enabled economy and a thriving digital society.

In the news

Frank and Julie McKenna establish scholarship for UNB students from Miramichi

The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from The Hon. Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, KC, and Julie McKenna to establish the Frank McKenna Computer Science Scholarship at UNB.

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Unlocking new career potential

UNB is proud to deliver the region's first university-backed online boot camp in partnership with edX. We currently offer a coding boot camp, with more to come soon.

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UNB and McKenna Institute announce Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the launch of the Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation, funded by a $2.5-million commitment from Edward (Ed) and William (Bill) Barrett.

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UNB and the McKenna Institute announce McKenna Fellow in Digital Education

The McKenna Fellow program supports collaboration across industry, academia and government, engaging stakeholders, faculty and graduate students to ensure good ideas are examined and executed within New Brunswick.

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New Brunswick’s economic future is digital

These years have been challenging – but also enlightening and inspiring. We’ve had a chance to assess what matters most in our lives–at home, at work and in our public spheres.

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