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Barbara A Trenholm named Professor Emeritus

Author: Liz Lemon-Mitchell

Posted on May 22, 2009

Category: Faculty Highlights

Barbara A. Trenholm was honoured as Professor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick at the 180th Encaenia Ceremony this past May.

Trenholm retired from the faculty of business administration in 2009 after almost 30 years of excellent service including serving as acting dean from 1995-1996. She joined the faculty in 1980 as a member of the accounting area and taught accounting and financial statement analysis courses. For her years of service to the faculty, the university, and the profession, UNB bestowed upon her the UNB Merit Award in 2001.

Widely regarded as an outstanding professor, the quality of Trenholm's teaching has been formally recognized by UNB with the Allan B. Stuart Excellence in Teaching Award, and a UNB Teaching Professorship. She has also received numerous awards from outside the university, including the National Post's Leaders in Management Education Award for Atlantic Canada and the Academy of Business Administration's Global Teaching Excellence Award.

Trenholm has a record of extensive service for the faculty and the University and has chaired or been a member of numerous committees. She served as an ambassador for the Forging Our Futures campaign and as co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the UNB Pension Plan for Academic Employees Pension Board. In the business community, she is a member of the board of directors for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd. and chairs the audit committee of both organizations.

Trenholm has also been active in several professional organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBICA), the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), and the American Accounting Association (AAA). Her participation included serving on the CICA Board of Directors and serving as acting president of NBICA.

A prolific author of pedagogical and learning materials; Trenholm has co-authored two bestselling accounting textbooks and authored multimedia supplements. Her publications have appeared in several accounting journals, including Accounting Horizons, CA Magazine, and the International Journal of Production Economics.