News at the University of New Brunswick

Celebration of UNB Canadian spirit planned

Author: Communications

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

Category: Events , In the Media

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 Spirit, will see five high-profile Canadians receive honorary degrees.

The evening, scheduled for Sept. 23, will be hosted by university chancellor Richard J. Currie, former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna and Canadian singer Anne Murray.

It will be the first major event planned to for the university's milestone year.

"We're celebrating the university's 225th anniversary in the academic year, instead of the calendar year, so everything really kicks off this fall with this event," said Bob Skillen, the university's chief advancement officer.

Read the full story at the Daily Gleaner.