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UNBeknownst #35: UNB Chancellor Wade MacLauchlan on the role of universities and education in our collective future

Author: UNB Alumni

Posted on Jan 18, 2024

Category: Podcast , UNB Fredericton , Law

H. Wade MacLauchlan (LLB’81) is a well-known Canadian legal expert, academic, university administrator, politician and community leader. As premier of Prince Edward Island from 2015-19, he led an expansion and diversification of PEI's economy and the growth and rejuvenation of the province's population, while contributing to historic, regional initiatives in immigration, infrastructure and economic growth. 

Prior to politics, MacLauchlan was the longest-serving president of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1999-2011, but he also has strong connections to UNB: he returned to UNB to serve as dean of law from 1991-1996 and served as founding director of UNB's multi-disciplinary Centre for Property Studies as well as on the advisory board of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research.  

In this episode: 

  • How MacLauchlan got into academia and then politics 
  • Insights into Atlantic Canadian policy on immigration and growth 
  • The housing crisis and the solutions needed now 
  • How higher education and university can do the most they can in a time of growth 
  • The role of universities with respect to growth and immigration 

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