Robert Wayne Jollineau

Professor Emeritus in Business

Convocation Ceremony: May, 2004

A sailor, letter carrier and steel rigger in the 1950s, Robert Wayne Jollineau moved on to become a journeyman electric and acetylene welder before being called out from the Militia as Battery Commander in the Canadian Army.

For the next seven years he was an Industrial Engineer with Algoma Steel while taking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Michigan Technological University and then continuing on to do an MBA and some teaching at the University of Alberta.

As a result of Professor Jollineau’s persistent drive while at UNB Saint John, he built Business Administration into a major player within the campus, the University and also within the Saint John business community. His skillful hand can be seen at work as the BBA degree became the first four-year degree program to be offered at UNB Saint John. The Faculty of Business was established in 1991, offering not only undergraduate degrees but also a part-time MBA and an innovative full-time one-year MBA for international students.

He managed some scholarly publications, was very active in chairing and serving as a discussant at professional and learned society conferences, extensively involved in local, regional and national Boards of a host of professional associations, and was a member of a team of academics from Maritime universities that delivered seminars in Ho Chi Minh City to Vietnamese professionals as part of a project under the auspices of the Canadian International Development Agency.

Professor Jollineau received the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 1973. He retired in 1995.