UNB receives $3M boost from IGT, develops partnership to bolster gaming sector


The University of New Brunswick will receive a $3M investment from International Game Technology PLC (IGT) to bolster research and teaching in game design, AI, and data science. This investment is part of a five-year partnership between UNB and IGT and will support the development of new faculty positions, scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, and gaming-related experiential education opportunities. “IGT’s investment in innovation will help UNB and the McKenna Institute establish New Brunswick as a national center for design in regulated gaming technologies,” said UNB President Paul Mazerolle. “It will provide our students with increased opportunities to use AI and data science to develop knowledge and skills in a field that is in high demand.”