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Teams and associations

UNB woodsmen team 

As a student run team, we have a certain independence and pride not experienced by other varsity teams. The events simulate actions performed by lumberjacks in the forest industry as it was known in the early part of the last century, including chopping and sawing, log decking, pulp tossing, axe throwing, and several other traditional events.

The UNB Woodsmen Team is a student-run organization consisting of men and women from any academic program at the University of New Brunswick. Founded in 1962, the team participates in traditional lumberjacking events at competitive intercollegiate competitions. Every year the team competes in lumberjack competitions here at UNB, Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsey, Ontario, McGill University in Montreal, and Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Being a member of the Woodsmen Team is a unique experience that gives a great opportunity to meet people from multiple faculties, as well as people from other schools. We have been hosting our own competition here in Fredericton for the past 44 years and have seen teams from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Maine.

UNB is also a member of the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA). Their website contains detailed information about the events we participate in as well as competition results. For more information about the UNB Woodsmen you can contact us. To see our team in action, check out our photos.

Forestry association

The Forestry Association (FA) is the oldest forestry student association at UNB. Its constitution was written and adopted in 1922 and it has been an active association ever since. It is a student-run non-profit organization and has as its aims and objectives: 

  1. To promote good fellowship and social interaction between students of the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management.
  2. To promote interaction between the FA members and forestry related professional organizations.
  3. To interact with other student societies at the University of New Brunswick in planning programs and activities.
  4. To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information between students, faculty and forestry professionals.
  5. To provide opportunities for membership participation in intramural and extra-curricular activities.
  6. To provide fund-raising for the financial perpetuation of the FA.

The FA is managed by a six-member executive, consisting of president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, public relations officer, and sports coordinator. Each officer has specific duties to fulfill throughout their time in office. The FA also holds positions for class representatives from each academic year. The primary duty of class representatives is to act as liaison between the FA and his/her class. The FA has three grades of membership: full, associate and honorary.

There are many privileges of being an FA member. Each full member may attend all general meetings and activities of the FA and is entitled to vote on all FA matters brought before the membership, and to put forward a motion or to second a motion. Each associate member may attend all general meetings and activities of the FA, but is not allowed to vote on FA matters. Each honourary member may attend all general meetings and activities of the FA, but is not allowed to vote on FA matters. This individual will normally be accorded special recognition of all FA functions she/he attends and will not be required to pay dues.

Environment and natural resources association

Coming soon.

The forestry graduate student association (FGSA)

Coming soon.

The wildlife society

The UNB Wildlife Society is an organization of students interested in wildlife and wildlife management.

The society’s objectives are:

  • To increase awareness and appreciation of wildlife values.
  • To become increasingly aware of current wildlife management practices.
  • To expose members to wildlife management.
  • To gain an understanding of wildlife and the natural environment they live in.
  • To increase awareness through practical demonstration and field trips.

The UNB Wildlife Society has been a long-standing part of UNB life and to many students who appreciate and respect wildlife and wildlife values. The increasing interest in the fields of conservation and environmentalism are reflective of the increased interest in the UNB Wildlife Society by students.

If you want more information about the Wildlife Society email us or visit our Facebook page.