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  • News from March, 2012
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    The Pull of Tidal Research

    100 years of multi-disciplinary research has positioned Acadia as a world leader in the environmental monitoring of tidal energy projects.

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    Learning Through the Grapevine

    An Acadia-led educational trip by members of Nova Scotia’s burgeoning wine industry to the Niagara region demonstrated the rich potential of industry/research collaborations.

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    Partnerships of a Good Vintage

    Listening to the concerns of Nova Scotia wine producers, Acadia is matching industry need with research expertise to help foster this growing economic sector.

  • News from February, 2012
  • Canada losing its nanotechnology patents

    Canada has a strong research record in nanotechnology, but a sizable portion of the intellectual property in this area – and potentially the economic benefits – is leaving the country, according to a study by two Montreal researchers, Catherine Beaudry and Andrea Schiffauerova.

  • CNA’s applied research projects featured in national publication

    College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Office of Applied Research (OAR) has been featured in a national publication recently issued by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The publication is titled, Colleges, Institutes & Polytechnics: Applied Research for Economic and Social Development. “The ACCC requested that we provide stories about what types of applied research was happening at College of the North Atlantic and we were more than happy to oblige,” says Mohammad Iqbal, Chair of the college’s OAR. “This is a great publication – it shows how the college has contributed in very significant ways to the field of applied research in this province and we are one of the most prominently featured institutions from Atlantic Canada – we are proud of that recognition.”  

    “I’m very impressed with the scope and scale of the projects underway at the college,” says Cyril Organ, the college’s vice-president of Academic and Learner Services. “Promoting the accomplishments of the college’s Office of Applied Research proves the importance of its work.

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