Barbara Trenholm

Professor Emerita


Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 317

1 506 458 7315

Barbara Trenholm, Professor Emerita, joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1980 and retired in 2008. She received the rank of Professor Emerita at Encaenia 2009, based upon her extraordinary record of professional service and pedagogical dissemination. She has taught a variety of accounting courses in the BBA and the MBA programs.

She has received recognition for the quality of her teaching as a recipient of the University of New Brunswick's Allan P. Stuart Excellence in Teaching Award, a UNB Merit Award, and a UNB Teaching Professorship. She has also received the National Post's Leaders in Management Education Award for Atlantic Canada and the Academy of Business Administration's Global Teaching Excellence Award.

Barbara has a record of extensive service for the Faculty and the University and has chaired or been a member of numerous committees. She has served in past as Acting Dean and co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the UNB Pension Plan for Academic Employees Pension Board. In the business community, she currently serves as a member of the board of directors for NB Power and Plaza Retail REIT, and as a member of the board of governors for the International Development Research Centre.

She has also been active in professional organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy. Barbara is a past member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Board of Directors and is a past president of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Barbara's research interests include accounting standard setting and issues involving director and auditor liability. She is a prolific author of pedagogical and learning materials. She has co-authored two bestselling accounting textbooks and authored multimedia supplements. Her publications have appeared in Accounting Horizons, CAmagazine, CGA Magazine, CMA Magazine, and the International Journal of Production Economics.