University of New Brunswick (Saint John Campus)

University of New Brunswick (Saint John Campus)

At the University of New Brunswick, we bring a diverse group of students together with our nationally recognized professors to learn in small classes and labs.

Our campuses are located in two New Brunswick cities: Fredericton and Saint John. Fredericton, the provincial capital, was named one of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities by the New York-based Intelligent Communities Forum. Saint John, New Brunswick’s financial and industrial centre, is emerging as an energy hub for the Eastern Seaboard.

UNB has the best student-to-faculty ratio of Canada’s comprehensive universities, according to Maclean’s magazine. We offer world-class programs while maintaining a small-university experience with a low student-to-faculty ratio.

Offering full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts, science, business administration, computer science, nursing, engineering, education, forestry, law and kinesiology, as well as certificate and diplomas, UNB’s programs will help you achieve your dreams.

About 12,000 students from more than 100 countries have chosen UNB. We offer over 35 degree programs and 36 certificate and diploma programs in 110 disciplines. As a UNB student, you will be fully prepared to achieve your personal and career goals. Many programs (full-time and part-time) offer real-life work experience to provide you with a balance of practical skills and academic knowledge. Our students come from all walks of life – mature, full-time and part-time, domestic and international students of all ages and all backgrounds.

There are also lots of campus activities – clubs and societies, recreational and varsity sports, student unions and a couple of student newspapers. There is always something going on and tons of people to make your university experience one of the best times of your life!

History

UNB’s Fredericton campus, located in New Brunswick’s capital, was established in 1785; its Saint John campus, located in New Brunswick’s largest city, was established in 1964. UNB is among the oldest public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada.

Students

UNB Saint John Dean of Arts Joanna Everitt teaches students about democracy.

  • UNB has more than 11,400 undergraduate and graduate students on its campuses.
  • UNB’s international students originate from more than 100 countries, contributing to the cultural fabric of our host communities and the entire province.
  • UNB students contribute to New Brunswick’s economy with more than $200-million in annual spending.
  • UNB has more than 64,000 living alumni, half of whom live in New Brunswick.

Faculties

  • UNB has more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • There are 14 faculties on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.
  • Fredericton: arts, business administration, computer science, education, engineering, forestry and environmental management, kinesiology, law, nursing, Renaissance College and science.
  • Saint John: arts, business, and science, applied science and engineering.
  • UNB employs more than 3,000 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students.
  • The College of Extended Learning makes UNB accessible around the world through distance education and web-based courses.
  • UNB Saint John’s language institute, Saint John College, and UNB’s College of Extended Learning welcome hundreds of international students every year, helping them to improve their language skills for academic purposes.
  • UNB’s faculty of law ranks among the top five in Canada (Canadian Lawyer Magazine).

Research

  • UNB receives more than $51 million in annual research funding, through grants and contracts.
  • Fifty per cent of research funding is returned to the local economy through salaries and student support.
  • UNB has more than 60 research centres, institutes, groups and major projects.
  • UNB has 15 Canada Research Chairs.
  • Close to 80 per cent of university research in New Brunswick happens at UNB.
  • UNB’s Planetary Space Science Centre is the only NASA-supported planetary imaging facility in Canada.
  • The UNB MRI Centre is one of the largest and best known material science magnetic resonance imaging labs in the world.
  • UNB’s Canadian Rivers Institute working to make our rivers clean and safe.
  • UNB’s Centre for Coastal Studies and Aquaculture does work in Canada, the Caribbean, the UK, the Mediterranean, South America, Australia and Antarctica.
  • UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society is helping the world understand modern-day conflicts. It is one of the few research institutes in Canada and the U.S. studying the role of climate change in current and future conflicts.
  • Google Earth uses technology developed by UNB geodesy and geomatics engineering researchers.
  • UNB’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering is a world-renowned research facility in biomedical engineering and one of the oldest solely dedicated to this field.

Achievements

  • UNB ranked among the top five comprehensive universities in the 2008 Maclean’s university survey.
  • UNB hockey player Rob Hennigar was named the 2007-08 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Male Athlete of the Year.
  • In 2008, four students from UNB’s faculty of business administration in Fredericton won the North American championship at the second annual Global Investment Research Challenge in New York City.
  • UNB professor Katherine Frego (Biology, UNB Saint John, 2008) has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.
  • UNB Fredericton nursing professor Nicole Letourneau was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2007.
  • In 2005, UNB Saint John professor Anne Compton received the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry.
  • The research of UNB Saint John professor Karen Kidd was featured as one of the top 100 science stories of 2007 by Discover Magazine.
  • UNB Fredericton researcher Kevin Englehart is the recipient of a 2007 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award.

Funding

  • UNB has an operating budget of $166.2 million (2009-10).
  • UNB awards over $5 million in scholarships annually. In 2008-09, half of all incoming high school students received a scholarship to UNB.
  • UNB’s land endowment encompasses more than 8,000 acres of land throughout the province, with most of its property located in the Fredericton and Saint John regions.

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