Making a significant difference
Our society is changing. Challenging times lie ahead as governments deal with deficits, attempt to reorganize services, and contend with an aging population.
Beyond educating the next generation of talent, the University of New Brunswick can play a large role in addressing these challenges. Of course, we have been doing such work for a long, long time.
UNB's research productivity has skyrocketed in recent years, despite seven consecutive cuts to our budget totaling more than $20 million. The ideas that are generated on our campuses help governments make wise decisions, they improve our collective well-being, and they encourage economic development – remarkably, UNB commercializes the results of its research at more than three times the Canadian average.
UNB is also changing the way it teaches, providing students with more hands-on career-related experience and entrepreneurial training. These efforts are paying off as numerous UNB graduates are creating business start-ups in the province.
The work and research of UNB's faculty, students, and staff has strengthened New Brunswick’s economy, culture, and social fabric. The lessons we have learned while doing so have applications in every part of the world.
But we can and must do more, and we will.
For a summary of UNB’s contributions and accomplishments in 2012, please visit the President's Annual Report.
I hope you enjoy reading and learning more about UNB's place in our world. I welcome your feedback and ideas.
Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell
UNB President and Vice-Chancellor