Message from the President

Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB President

Welcome to the University of New Brunswick. We are proud to have you with us.

UNB has a storied history. Founded in 1785, it is the oldest English-speaking institution in Canada, making it older than the country itself. And this year we are proudly celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of our Saint John campus.

Our history is what moulds us, what brings us to where we are today. You are now beginning a promising new chapter of your life with us – one that I hope is full of discovery, of adventure, of new prospects and new friends.

You are here in the noble pursuit of knowledge. We are fortunate to be home to world-class faculty, dedicated staff and students driven to succeed.

At UNB, we believe in innovation as a key to success. Innovation holds the power to propel societies forward, to improve our lives, to spur greater discoveries in the future.

We also believe in the power of entrepreneurship and its gift of creating opportunity. We encourage our people to take risks, for it is only in risk that we earn true reward.

Recently, UNB was named by Startup Canada as the country’s top university for entrepreneurship. This is because, for years now, there has been a deliberate focus here on nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship. It has involved discipline, hard work and a dedication to excellence. It involves mentorship, collaboration, research – and taking chances.

Enterprise is born from risk and innovation. And here at UNB, our students and faculty have created new companies that have gone on to create commercial success, creating millions of dollars in new wealth, and spawning new ideas and new ventures.

We hold success like this dear. So, yes, we prize hard work and dedication. But we want you also to have fun along the way, to enrich your life through new friendships. Immerse yourself in the UNB community. Get involved. Enjoy your time here.

H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell
President and Vice-Chancellor