H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell

H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell is the 18th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, Canada's oldest English-language university. An internationally recognized professor of mathematics, Dr. Campbell holds two degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

In addition to his role as president and vice-chancellor, Dr. Campbell is a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics and continues to maintain an active research career including the supervision of graduate and post-doctoral students. Dr. Campbell’s main research interest is the invariant theory of finite groups.

Upon arriving at UNB in 2009, Dr. Campbell led the development of a strategic plan building on UNB's rich tradition of education, research and community service. In the spirit of the strategic plan, UNB has established entrepreneurial initiatives such as the Pond-Deshpande Centre, a major addition to the university’s superb capacity to support entrepreneurship and innovation.

During his tenure, the university has been recognized by Startup Canada as Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution. It also established the Tucker Park Collaborative on its Saint John campus (home to the new Dalhousie Medicine Education Centre and the Saint John Regional Hospital), built state-of-the-art student and research facilities such as The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER and the Hans W. Klohn Commons, and has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2013, 2014 and 2016. His work at the university and with the province is helping build a stronger, more prosperous society for the people of New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.

Dr. Campbell remains active with many associations, currently serving as chair of the board of directors for both the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) and the Atlantic University Sport (AUS). He is a board member of CANARIE and represents UNB on the New Brunswick Business Council, where he advocates for a “Smart(er) NB.” In 2013, Dr. Campbell received the Graham P. Wright Award for Distinguished Service from the Canadian Mathematical Society. He was named among the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Prior to joining UNB, Dr. Campbell served as acting president and vice-chancellor and vice-president (academic) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also served as associate dean of the faculty of arts and science and as a professor and head of the department of mathematics and statistics at Queen's University.

Dr. Campbell resides in Fredericton at Somerville House with his wife, Diane. They have four grown children: Ian, Colin, Graham and Maggie.