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Vice President - Saint John
UNB Saint John campus history
- G. Forbes Elliot becomes first Principal of UNB Saint John.
- Registration and orientation for first class of students, including general assembly and a reception for new students.
- First UNB Saint John students write College Ability Tests, receive timetables. Bookstore opens.
- The university’s facilities are contained in several buildings in the City’s uptown. The first two years of the Arts and Science programs are offered by 12 faculty to 97 students.
- UNB $10 million fundraising campaign includes $1,350,000 for new campus of UNB Saint John.
- City hands over deed for 87 acres of land for the development of a new campus at Tucker Park.
- Saint John County Municipal Council pledges $250,000 to UNB Saint John. An additional $250,000 is raised by the end of the month from business and alumni.
- Second year of operations commences. Enrolment more than doubles to 271.
- Business Administration, Engineering, Forestry, Physical Education and Nursing are added to program offerings.
- Enrolment increases to 340.
- Governor General Georges Vanier and his wife turn sod on new Tucker Park location.
- Men’s basketball team admitted into NB and PEI Collegiate Conference.
- Site excavation starts on Tucker Park campus.
- NB government commits $4.5 million to new campus building project.
- Senate approves names of buildings on new campus: William Ganong Hall (science building) and Sir Douglas Hazen Hall (arts building); and Ward Chipman Library.
- Cornerstone laid in Ward Chipman Library building foundation to mark construction of the campus
- First students to attend UNB Saint John, in 1964, graduate from UNB.
- Enrolment reaches 462.
- UNB Saint John students demonstrate at Legislature Building in Fredericton, protesting government’s plan to maintain the campus as a junior college for the “foreseeable future.”
- Tucker Park campus officially opened.
- New campus opens for first classes.
- Enrolment exceeds 500.