UNB Saint John campus history

The 2000's

Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence

2000

  • CRSJ, Campus Radio Saint John, receives license from the Canadian Radio and Television Commission to broadcast on an FM band.
  • Saint John Board of Trade awards President's Award to UNB Saint John and its community college counterpart, NBCC-Saint John.

2001

  • Student organization Falstaff Society launches new literary journal, Vox.
  • UNB opens first Canadian recruiting office in Dubai, operated by International Recruitment Centre.
  • Canadian E-Business Opportunities Roundtable recommends that Electronic Commerce Centre’s small business portal be “rolled out nationally.” Report also recognizes UNB Saint John’s leadership role in e-commerce research.
  • UNB Saint John becomes first Atlantic Canadian university to join Golden Key International Honour Society.  Some 54 students join as inaugural members.
  • Vice-President Emeritus Dr. Thomas J. Condon steps in as Acting Vice-President.
  • UNB Saint John MBA ranked first in E-Business education in Canadian Business Magazine’s ranking of MBA programs.

2002

  • Dr. Shelley Rinehart named first woman dean at UNB Saint John when she assumes role in Faculty of Business.
  • National Campus and Community Radio Association awards CFMH-FM, UNB Saint John’s campus-community radio station, Best Small Station award.
  • Construction starts on new 170-bed residence.
  • New building housing Modern Languages Centre officially opened on Oct. 15.
  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada awards UNB Saint John award for Excellence in Internationalization.
  • University of New Brunswick holds the installation ceremony for its 17th president, Dr. John McLaughlin, in Saint John.  This is the first time the ceremony is held outside of Fredericton.

2003

  • New student residence, Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence, opens in September.
  • Dr. Kathryn Hamer becomes the University’s fifth Vice-President (Saint John).

2004

  • Scotiabank donates heritage building to UNB Saint John.

2005

  • New campus plan announced.
  • Construction begins on Canadian Rivers Institute.
  • University Bookstore named Campus Bookstore of the Year by Canadian Booksellers Association.
  • UNB Saint John receives Canadian Colleges Athletics Association Community Service Award.
  • Forging our Futures Capital Campaign launched with $80-million goal.
  • New Seawolves logo unveiled.
  • Campus buildings designated smoke-free.
  • Student Health Centre opens.

2006

  • Humanitarian Stephen Lewis presents "The role of the university and community in international development" on campus.
  • Forging Our Futures Capital campaign raises $100,398,938.

2007

  • A co-operation agreement is signed by UNB and the New Brunswick Community Colleges. Under the agreement they will share land, facilities, programs, services and students. They will seek opportunities to develop shared programs.
  • UNB Saint John launches Energy Speakers Series.
  • University Bookstore, Inprint, opens a location uptown at CenterBeam Place.

2008

  • UNB Saint John Welcome Centre opens.
  • UNB, Province of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University Dean of Medicine sign agreement to bring medical education program to Saint John. 
  • Dr. Robert MacKinnon, appointed vice-president (Saint John).

2009

  • UNB receives $36 million from the federal ($8 million for each) and provincial governments ($10 million for each) for two new buildings on its Fredericton (Richard J. CURRIE CENTER) and Saint John (University Commons) campuses.
  • The Confirmation of the Installation of H.E.A. Eddy Campbell, 18th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, takes place at the 2009 Fall Convocation Ceremony. New Lieutenant-Governor Graydon Nicholas attends ceremony.
  • UNB Saint John and the Certified Management Accountants of New Brunswick create the first combined MBA/CMA Program in New Brunswick.