UNB launches Transact Mobile Credential for students, faculty, staff

August 5, 2021
The University of New Brunswick has launched a new technology that will allow students, faculty, and staff to carry their IDs on their mobile device. The new technology will allow the institution to issue UCards remotely and enable students to enter campus buildings; make purchases; and borrow library books in a safer, more cost-effective, and more environmentally friendly process. The IDs are protected by multi-factor authentication and can be added through phone apps such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay. In a recent news release, Apple announced that it had expanded student ID functionality on the iPhone and Apple Watch into Canada, with UNB and Sheridan College as the first Canadian institutions. UNB | Apple (NB)