University description (as per official university website)
UNB Mission Statement
The University of New Brunswick, with campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, and with its diverse programs and varied activities, strives:
UNB strives to be known for its excellence in teaching.
to be known for its excellence in teaching by providing students with the highest possible quality instruction, library and laboratory resources which are appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate learning, and an environment conducive to the development of the whole person;
to achieve national and, in selected areas, international recognition for its research programs by capitalizing on its comparative advantages and by maximizing the benefits to be derived from its two-campus structure through reinforcement and enhancement of their individual strengths;
to serve New Brunswick, the Atlantic Region and the Nation through the provision of broadly educated graduates, and through the development of applied programs involving the private sector and government agencies; to co-operate with governments and post-secondary institutions in developing a coherent system of advanced education, and to recognize the need for long-term financial stability and accountability;
to serve as a source of information and expertise to help society understand and deal with the major issues and opportunities of our time; to encourage the development of a network of international co-operation in teaching, research and community development;to be a responsible and responsive employer
"They came to New Brunswick - with little more than they could carry - to settle what was, even by their standards, a wilderness. And yet, within a few months, these 'loyal Adventurers' had petitioned the government to provide for the education of their children."
"so began, in 1785, the Provincial Academy of Arts and Science and the origins of the University of New Brunswick..."
- A Pictorial History of the University of New Brunswick, by Susan Montague.
We have prepared a short historical sketch of the University of New Brunswick as well as a Visitors Scrapbook of some famous people as they appeared during their visits to UNB over the years. UNB has several buildings of historical interest as well as long list of distinguished Principals and Presidents who have served to make UNB what it is today.