Professor Emeritus in Chemistry and Dean Emeritus
Convocation: October 24, 1999
For the last two-and-a-half decades, Dr. Unger has been a tireless champion of science education, high academic standards, and increased funding for post-secondary education.
He guided the science faculty as dean for 13 years and met the challenge of upholding the faculty's high quality of teaching and research in times of shrinking resources.
As a chemist, he has presented his research at scientific meetings around the world. Dr. Unger's impressive record of academic, professional and community service includes terms as president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the New Brunswick Chapter of Science for Peace.
He is also a founder of the Canadian Conference of Deans of Science Association and chairperson of the National Research Council Advisory Board on Scientific and Technological Information.