Honorary degree recipient Graham Farquharson surprised the University of New Brunswick community with a $2-million donation Wednesday during the university’s 182nd convocation. The donation will be split into four parts. The geology department, faculty of science, faculty of nursing and the university as a whole will each receive $500,000. Farquharson, who addressed students after receiving… Read More »

The legacy of Lord Beaverbrook’s generosity to the University of New Brunswick, the city of Fredericton and the province will be celebrated next month. As part of UNB’s 225th anniversary, the university will be hosting Beaverbrook: A Celebration of Generosity. The two-day event will recognize some of Beaverbrook’s most significant contributions and give others an… Read More »

He was one of only three people who registered from the Class of 1945, but Cape Cod, Mass., resident Don Adamson figured he’d still have a good time at the University of New Brunwick’s 225th anniversary celebration and fall homecoming. While a jazz band played under a white-topped tent on the lawn at UNB, Adamson,… Read More »

The dark clouds that hovered over the University of New Brunswick on Friday managed to avoid raining on the school’s first homecoming parade, as students, faculty and alumni gathered to launch a celebratory weekend. Dozens of events will unfold this weekend as part of a special homecoming celebration – from Friday’s parade, to Saturday’s football… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is big on tradition this year, as it celebrates its 225th anniversary, but it’s not against change. For the first time, homecoming is being held in the fall, instead of during spring convocation or in the summer, as has been the case since the first class reunion took place in… Read More »

TORONTO – The University of New Brunswick kicked off a year of anniversary festivities a long way from home Thursday with A Celebration of Canadian Spirit, a gala ceremony in Toronto that looked outward and forward as the institution celebrates 225 years. It’s bold,” said Alan MacGibbon, one of five Canadians to receive an honorary… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick was already more than 80 years old by the time Confederation rolled around. Canada’s oldest English-language university marks its 225th anniversary this year, and while its alumni list remains a reliable gauge of who’s who in Atlantic Canada, there are signs that the school is learning to find its way in a new… Read More »

On Thursday, Sept. 23, the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English-language university, will celebrate 225 years of achievement with an exciting and memorable ceremony honouring five outstanding Canadians at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall.

The University of New Brunswick was founded in 1785. It has grown into a world-class university, with alumni, donors and research connections across Canada and programs that reach around the globe. For 225 years, it has been a community- and nation-builder. The success of its graduates has established New Brunswick as an important contributor to… Read More »

Had there been a current affairs class when what is now the University of New Brunswick first opened its doors, the lecture could have focused on constitutional turmoil south of the border and the rise of Gen. George Washington – still four years away from being named U.S. president. UNB, Canada’s oldest English-language university, is… Read More »

It’s not every day an institution celebrates 225 years, so the University of New Brunswick is kicking off its anniversary in a big way. A special honorary degree ceremony and reception is being held at The Royal Conservatory in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto. The event, dubbed a Celebration of Canadian… Read More »