The University of New Brunswick
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Tuition: $6,187.00  Students: 10,638
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB       E3B 5A3

The University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick was established in 1785 in New Brunswick, as a non-denominational institution whose system was taken from the democratic models of Scottish universities. ... continued below

About The University of New Brunswick

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The campus is popular because of its fall foliage, steep hill, and red-brick buildings. It is located in the Millidgeville neighborhood in Tucker Park, just a few kilometers from the city's central business district. It is adjacent to New Brunswick's largest health care facility, Saint Regional Hospital. Residences are provided to students, and they can choose between the Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence or St. James Dunn residential building. Dr. Colin B. Mackay was designed using the ideas of students, and it has 170 beds in double suites. It also includes two single bedrooms, private bath quarters, kitchenette that comes with a microwave and refrigerator. Other amenities include TV rooms, study lounges, internet connections and laundry facilities. The Sir James Dunn residential building has a dormitory style design that offers 70 beds in a majority of single rooms. It has a 24 hour quiet policy, so students who prefer peace and quiet can choose to stay here.

Student Services and Student Life

The University of New Brunswick offers various services to its students. They are: Academic Services, Bookstore, Math Help Centre, Study Lounges, Tutors, Writing Centres, Technical Services (Computer Labs, Digital Camera Loaning, Mobile Video Production, Wireless Connection), Administrative Services, Financial Aid Advising, Off Campus Housing, Parking, and Residence, Entertainment Services, Athletics, Clubs and Societies, Campus Newspaper (The Baron), and the Campus Radio Station, CFMH.

The university also caters to the development of the students through offering various activities to help them thrive and enjoy their stay inside the campus. Among them are: Campus Contribution Transcript, which documents the past extra-curricular activities of its students; Campus Ministry, a volunteer service of UNB Saint John Campus Ministry; Career and Personal Counselling, a supportive counselling for academic, career, emotional, personal, or social concerns of students; Dental and Medical Insurance, Employment Centre, which helps students and recent graduates to get permanent jobs or summer and part-time employment; Food Services, Lost and Found (24 hour security, seven days a week) Peer Mentor, Safe Walk (arrangement for an escort around the campus), Student Health Centre, which focuses on the disease prevention, education and wellness of students; Student Legal Aid (legal representations for full-time students) and the Student Representative Council.

Academic Programs

The campus offers Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Science, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Financial Mathematics, Information Sciences, Education, Applied Management, Accounting, Electronic Commerce, Hospitality Tourism, Nursing, Health Sciences, and English TESL courses to its students. They also have exchange programs, internships, and field courses that take an entire class to an international location.

Famous Alumni

Some of its most notable alumni include: Richard Currie - businessman, Chancellor of UNB, Allison McCain - Chair of the Board of McCain Foods Limited, Robert Nielsen - Journalist, Anne Murray - Grammy-winning singer, Gérard La Forest - former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Fredrik Stefan Eaton - department store executive, J. Bruce Elliot - former CEO of Labatt Breweries and present CEO of Second Cup, Ed Kavanagh - writer, musician, and teacher, Walter Learning - noted theatre director and founder of Theatre New Brunswick, David Ganong - President of Ganong Brothers Limited, Gerald Merrithew - educator, politician, Frank McKenna - lawyer, politician, diplomat, banker.

Fredericton Information

Fredericton is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is an important cultural, artistic and educational centre for the province and is home to two universities - the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. As a provincial capital, its economy is inextricably tied to the fortunes of the public sector; however, the city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city boasts the highest percentage of residents with a post-secondary education in the province and one of the highest per capita incomes.

Fredericton is home to cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York-Sunbury Museum and The Playhouse, the latter which serves as a venue for theatre, concerts and other entertaining diversions. The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz and blues artists.

Fredericton enjoys a mild climate compared to most of Canada, although its location away from the coast means it is more prone to extreme temperatures than most other major cities in Atlantic Canada. The average January low temperature is -15°C; while the average high in July and August is 26°C.


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