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Shaping the debate

Building a more prosperous and just future for New Brunswick

As New Brunswick’s national comprehensive post-secondary institution, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a trusted voice in major discussions and debates across our communities. UNB drives economic growth, social development, and community sustainability by collaborating with government, industry, and community partners to turn ideas into action. 

Our Shaping the Debate initiative serves the public good by convening important conversations to help build a more prosperous and just future for New Brunswick. Through public dialogue and roundtable discussions, Shaping the Debate provides a platform for critical exchange of views to ensure positive action that will benefit communities, the economy, and lives of New Brunswickers.

Public dialogues

We have been pleased to host a series of virtual and in-person public dialogues around key challenges impacting our communities, province and country.

Roundtable events

Our strategic vision

Shaping the Debate helps guide our UNB Toward 2030 'Engagement and Impact' priorities to:

  • Engage globally to translate research knowledge for community well-being,
  • Expand external partnerships to enrich student and professional learning opportunities and research collaborations,
  • Engage national and international university partnerships to boost collaborative research toward major societal challenges, and,
  • Invest strategically to tell our story to the world.