T. William Acheson
Professor Emeritus in History
Convocation: October 19, 1997
T. William Acheson achieved national and international recognition as a history scholar very early in his career.
He began teaching at the University of New Brunswick in 1963 and in 1971 his PhD thesis resulted in a series of important articles in major historical journals in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Acheson has published extensively, including the prize-winning book Saint John: The Making of a Colonial Urban Community. A recipient of the Cruikshank Medal for Professional Historical Writing, he has held five fellowships and is a past president of the Canadian Historical Association.
Dr. Acheson supervised nearly 40 graduate theses, served as chair of the history department, and chaired every committee in the department before his retirement in 1995.