Ignite Fredericton Blog: December 2017

The Science of Innovation in NB’s Craft Alcohol Sector


FREDERICTON'S CULTURE OF INNOVATION

Gleaner Column

Chapter 13 – The Science of Innovation in NB’s Craft Alcohol Sector

The term ‘Innovation’ often times gets equated to technology-based applications. What doesn’t typically come to mind is the opportunity to employ innovative science to our traditional industries like agriculture, forestry and fisheries or to burgeoning sectors like craft alcohol.

The science behind alcohol production for consumption dates back to 4,000 BC with the Egyptians mastering the art and science of wine-making, and later fermentation-based brewing around 2,000 BC.  In 1668, Jean Talon established the first brewery in Quebec City – that innovatively incorporated both yeast and fermentation.  Since that time, the production of beer and alcohol has become wide, and varied, and the science behind them more and more complex. ...

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Meet Book, Like A Real Book!


As our team continues to grow, so do our employees. Michelle Hull, otherwise known as the friendly face that greets guests upon arrival and keeps our office running, will be stepping into a new role as one of our more senior members, Wendy Gallant, embarks on a new journey and raises a glass to retirement!

Wendy Gallant, our esteemed Office Manager and employee of over twenty-years, hopes to spend her time planning the occasional trip to warm climates, giving back to her community and re-discovering her love of quilting. 

With this, we've welcomed Book Sadprasid to our ever-growing team! Book comes to us from within the startup scene as a previous employee of SimpTek, a company that uses big data analytics to uncover insights about electricity to increase energy efficiency. Originating from Thailand, Book brings with her a love of photography, a quarky personality and a unique name. Known for introducing herself...

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Fredericton Region Well-Represented At National Pathways to Prosperity Conference


In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, The Pathways to Prosperity Annual National Conference closed the year reflecting on Canada’s current innovation in immigration research, policy, practice, and future steps. The conference was held in the city of Toronto, that became host to various Fredericton Region representatives.

Over 350 participants attended the National Conference, including six Fredericton stakeholders: The City of Fredericton, New Brunswick Population Growth Division, The Multicultural Association of Fredericton, The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, The Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton, and Ignite Fredericton.

Best practices and resources gathered by Fredericton region stakeholders present at the conference will work to enhance the level at which we continue to demonstrate Canada’s leadership in immigration and Atlantic Canada’s innovative practices, such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and NouLab&...

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