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UNB’s 2020-21 Sir Howard Douglas Scholars inducted

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Mar 23, 2021

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick recently inducted 17 students as Sir Howard Douglas Scholars for their exceptional involvement in UNB and their local and international community.

“The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars excel in whatever they turn their attention to – be it graduate school, working to save the environment or engaging in community-based projects,” says Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor at UNB. “These exceptional individuals are outstanding representatives of this university and we know they will make a significant impact on the world.”

Nominated by their faculties, the scholars must have completed at least two years of their bachelor degree program, achieved academic excellence and actively participated in co-curricular or extracurricular activities. Members of the Sir Howard Douglas Society become part of a network of outstanding students.

A virtual event was held on Saturday, March 20, to induct UNB’s 2020 and 2021 scholars.

Born in Scotland, Sir Howard Douglas served as lieutenant governor of New Brunswick from 1823 to 1831. During his term, he encouraged development, sought support for Native Peoples, improved communications and promoted education. Sir Howard was a founder and the first chancellor of King’s College Fredericton, predecessor to UNB.

Established in 2006, the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars has 245 members.