UNB began with a petition presented to Governor Thomas Carleton on Dec. 13, 1785. Headed by William Paine, the seven memorialists asked Carleton to grant a charter of incorporation for an "academy or school of liberal arts and sciences," which they maintained would result in many "public advantages and conveniences.".
We will provide an exceptional and transformative education for our students, by encouraging initiative and innovation, unlocking their creative potential. Our graduates will be prepared to make a significant difference - creating opportunities for themselves and for others.
Researchers are active in a diverse array of subjects ranging from social and government policy to the development of innovative technologies in many scientific fields. UNB researchers are helping develop the next generation of alternative energy technologies, helping lay the groundwork for smarter, safer computing, aiding in the protection of the environment and assisting in furthering humanity's understanding of outer space.
Career Connections will help you figure out who you are – your strengths and interests – as you find which field of study and careers are right for you. Career Connections also helps connect you to the experts, workshops, and information you need to succeed in your studies and future work.
Here are just some of the support services you can take advantage of:
First-year students do better socially and academically when they stay in residence. Living in residence gives you the freedom of living on your own while providing the support you need to transition successfuly to university life.
You can choose from 13 different residences on the Fredericton campus- including co-ed, all-male, and all-female.
You can choose from 2 different co-ed residences on the Saint John campus: the Dr. Colin B MacKay Residence and Sir James Dunn Residence.
The Harriet Irving Library (HIL) is the main library on UNB’s Fredericton campus and is located directly across from the Student Union Building (SUB). The HIL team is dedicated to supporting the study, teaching and research needs of students, faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University and also act as a resource for the wider community.
The UNB Student Health Centre is committed to providing quality primary health care. Open year round to full-time UNB and STU students. We assess and manage a wide variety of medical problems. We know the importance of wellness to a student's academic success and our goal is to help you keep interuptions to your studies to a minimum.
When you choose UNB, you'll be living in a beautiful, historic city with young, active populations and lots to do. Whether you choose to live in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city, or Saint John, New Brunswick's largest city, you'll be surrounded by a supportive and welcoming community ready to make you feel at home. Fredericton and Saint John have vibrant art and music scenes, fabulous farmers markets, and endless places to explore outdoors. We're surrounded by picturesque rivers, ocean, parks and trails.
The University of New Brunswick offers a mix of varsity and club sports as well as many recreational activities on both campuses. At UNB, there's something for everyone:
Get involved at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. From dancing and debating to rock climbing and scuba diving, there's an activity for everyone. Learn new skills and meet new people, in some cases, clubs can make you realize what direction you want to take in life.
If you're looking for your university experience to be more than just textbooks and classes, join a club on campus. The University of New Brunswick Saint John hosts over 50 clubs and societies- there’s something for everyone.