Hans W. Klohn Commons

Hans W. Klohn CommonsThe University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus put its best foot forward with the construction of the new Hans W. Klohn Commons building, the first stand-alone building of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Fully accessible and designed to be a Certified LEED Silver Energy Efficient Building, the Commons was designed with faculty, staff, and the public in mind and includes a library, café, multi-purpose space and a learning commons.

21st Century Learning

In response to new learning methods and the habits of today’s digital students, the Commons provides advanced technology and support to assist students in accessing information and completing assignments including public computer workstations, some with advanced multi-media capabilities, and wireless access. It also includes teaching facilities, study and research space, lounge areas to make users comfortable, collaborative workrooms, and tables in open areas. 

Information specialists, a writing centre, math centre, and information technology help desk are all available on site to provide an exceptional university/college experience for students. The Commons is Saint John’s primary information resource for learning, teaching and research.

"The University Commons will provide support, not only for the emerging health cluster on campus, but also for the established research agenda of the Canadian Rivers Institute, and the emerging urban research agenda in Saint John, all of which connect UNB Saint John to the rest of the world," said Dr. Robert MacKinnon, Vice-President (Saint John).

Major donations from all levels of government, including municipalities across the Saint John area have allowed the university to keep up with the evolving information needs of its students.