Janet M. Stoppard
Professor Emerita in Psychology and Dean Emerita of Graduate Studies
Encaenia Ceremony C, May 19, 2011
Janet Stoppard was one of the first women to hold an upper level administrative position at UNB, paving the way for others who followed.
She came to UNB is 1979 after working for several years as a clinical psychologist. During her time at UNB, she established herself as an exemplary academic, a dedicated leader, and a steady mentor.
She was instrumental in the design and set up of the original Women’s Studies interdisciplinary program on the Fredericton campus, and played an important role in the development of UNB’s nationally accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology.
Well respected by her colleagues and her students, Dr. Stoppard received a UNB Merit Award and an Allan P. Stuart Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching.
She has served in a number of important administrative roles, including director of Graduate Studies in psychology, coordinator of the interdisciplinary women’s studies program, and dean of Graduate Studies.
She is recognized internationally as one of the foremost researchers in women’s mental health. Her career as a psychologist was featured in the Canadian edition of Essentials of Understanding Psychology. She also received the Distinguished Member Award from the Canadian Psychological Association and a Professional Recognition Award from the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.