Fredericton, NB – January 23, 2024 - Kinectrics Inc, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle management services, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB), a dynamic Canadian academic institution, proudly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

This new agreement represents a shared desire to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations and to further explore mutual strategic initiatives. The MoU creates a framework for engagement on several innovation areas including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, small modular reactors and advanced reactors, as well as hydrogen applications and smart grid technologies. The MoU further identifies specific short- and long-term strategic opportunities of mutual interest.

Leveraging the collective expertise of Kinectrics and UNB, this cooperation will help strengthen the nuclear sector and play an integral part in nurturing top talent, fostering knowledge exchange and providing access to specialized infrastructure. This also solidifies Kinectrics’ dedication to forging strategic partnerships with preeminent Canadian institutions and deepening its commitment to advancing the nuclear industry in Atlantic Canada.

With UNB, we have the opportunity to develop nuclear talent and advancements in Atlantic Canada and across the globe. This relationship will help us develop innovative technologies and nuclear solutions that power our clean energy future.

Julie West Senior Vice President, Kinectrics, and UNB Alum (BScE 1995)

This partnership will enable new, exciting possibilities for our research community to bring the breadth and depth of their expertise to the challenging task of building our energy future. I hope that, together, we will be able to create new opportunities for research, for training and for positive impact.

Dr. David MaGee Vice-President of Research, UNB

Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,300 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably, and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is Canada's oldest English-language university, and New Brunswick’s only national comprehensive university. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution has a rich history as well as a dynamic focus on innovation, experiential learning and entrepreneurship. UNB has more than 9,500 students from nearly 75 countries while several thousand more take UNB courses online and at partner institutions around the world.

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