Faculty of Computer Science
Computer Science as a discipline started at UNB in the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1968. It became a School within the Faculty of Engineering in 1972, and was made a Faculty in 1990. The undergraduate BCS program has been nationally accredited since 1987, and was reaccredited in 2004. Computer Science has the oldest and the largest co-op program at UNB (both campuses). The Co-op program has been nationally accredited since 1998. The Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) is one of the strongest research Faculties on the campus. The faculty has relationships with the government and regional industry through the Co-op program and the Information Technology Centre (ITC), and our faculty members serve on provincial, national, and industry boards, councils and committees. The faculty is engaged in research with government and industry.
University of New Brunswick
Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is the oldest English-language university in Canada. UNB is making a significant difference in New Brunswick and beyond through the creation of knowledge, teaching, and the integration of knowledge into society. UNB conducts nearly 80 per cent of the university-based research in the province and close to 50 per cent of all the research conducted in the province.
IBM Corporation is one of the world’s largest information technology companies, IT consulting companies, and IT research companies. It is among the few companies in the industry that has reinvented itself through multiple technology eras and economic cycles. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company; IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. IBM Canada has been operating in Canada since 1917 and the IBM Canada Software Laboratory (CAS) got its start in Toronto in 1967 with just 55 employees. Today, this number has grown to over 5,000 spanning 11 sites in eight cities across the country: Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Fredericton. IBM is a world leader in Java technology with a 100% independent Java Virtual Machine and Class Library implementation known as J9. The design of the J9 VM has been aimed at portability to different platforms, as well as scaling from mobile phones all the way to zSeries mainframes. The J9 VM is the basis of multiple IBM Java offerings, including WebSphere Micro Edition, as well as the basis of all IBM Java Development kits since version 5.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
ACOA's Atlantic Innovation Fund encourages the commercialization of research in Atlantic Canada and has been a key driver for many Atlantic Canadian businesses, universities and research institutions. It has enhanced Atlantic Canada's reputation for innovation and, through the success of the projects it has funded, the AIF contributes significantly to the region's research and development capacity and its economic performance. Funding provided from ACOA was a catalyst to the establishment of CAS Atlantic and its founding research in accelerating Java using massive multicore systems.