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William McIver, Jr.

William McIver, Jr.

New Brunswick Community College

Chair Title

NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Mobile First Technology

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program


Chairholder since 2013


The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) created the Mobile First Technology Initiative in 2012 through a consultative process involving key stakeholders within the province’s burgeoning information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem. This initiative is concerned with the technical and design issues involved in developing technologies based first and foremost on the constraints and capabilities of mobile platforms.

William McIver, Jr. was appointed to lead this initiative as the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology. In this role, Dr. McIver will work with the NBCC team and its supporting organizations to increase knowledge and technology transfer in the area of mobile computing technologies with the objective of increasing the productivity and competitiveness of New Brunswick companies in the creation of novel mobile computing innovations. The activities of the chair include the following:

  • Developing training resources
  • Enhancing NBCC’s ICT curriculum
  • Increasing the participation of NBCC in applied research activities
  • Increasing opportunities for students to gain industrial problem‑solving experience

The Chairholder is a computer scientist whose graduate research was in database systems. Dr. McIver was a Senior Research Officer and member of the People-Centred Technologies Group at the National Research Council Canada from 2004 to 2012. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick since 2006.

His research spans the design and development of ICT to address life-critical needs, the social dimensions and impacts of ICT and models of innovation. He has developed and patented technology within the telecommunications industry; performed funded research and teaching within academia; and developed and licensed, award-winning mobile, location-based services technology during his tenure at NRC. Dr. McIver is a graduate of Morehouse College, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado at Boulder.


  • SPIELO International Canada ULC
  • Technology Venture Corporation
  • Accreon Advantage
  • Stellar Learning Strategies/Red Hot Learning
  • T4G

Contact Information

New Brunswick Community College
Office of Applied Research and Innovation
26 Duffie Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 0R6

Tel.: 506-238-1210
Fax: 506-453-7944

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