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Economics discipline merges with business faculty at UNB Saint John

Author: Communications

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Homepage

UNB Saint John’s economics discipline recently merged with the faculty of business, heralding a significant structural change that will strengthen natural synergies between the two disciplines, address critical mass issues and create new opportunities for teaching and research. 

This merger will also enhance the intellectual capacity of the faculty of business and increase efficiency by streamlining various academic and administrative functions for the benefit of all three faculties at UNB Saint John.   

With this change, faculty and students within the economics discipline formally became members of the faculty of business, including the following faculty members:

  • Rob Moir (Associate Professor and outgoing Chair of Social Science)
  • Rod Hill, Professor
  • Mustapha Ibn-Boamah, Assistant Professor
  • Barry Watson (new tenure track faculty member)
  • Yves Bourgeois (Director, Urban & Community Studies Institute)

Fazley Siddiq, dean of business, says that the faculty of business will now have the honour and the privilege of serving all students on campus taking courses in economics. 

“This is an opportunity that will further strengthen the existing close relationships between the faculties of business, arts, and science, applied science and engineering.”

 “The programs offered to students will remain the same and they will continue to experience the same exceptional quality of service, which they expect and deserve, and for which UNB Saint John is so well regarded and recognized.”

Economics remains an important part of the faculty of arts with students still able to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. 

“Our commitment to our campus and to our students in all three faculties and Saint John College is highlighted with this move,” says Siddiq.

“High quality teaching and research in economics will continue to be pursued vigorously.  The end goal is still to continue to strengthen teaching and research in all areas.”