UNB Remembers

Lest we forget

The UNB Remembers ceremony helps remind us of the long history our community shares. Our community has weathered many difficult periods in history and we will continue to do so.

This year we commemorate veterans and their stories during the UNB Remembers ceremony on Nov. 1. We invite members of the community to join us in-person for the ceremony on the Fredericton campus and virtually at the Saint John campus via a livestream. The ceremony will be available online for those unable to join us in person.

  • Nov. 1, 2023
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Memorial Hall (Fredericton); Hans W. Klohn Commons – G16 (Saint John)
  • Livestream | YouTube | Facebook

The ceremony will include biographies of Arthur Paul, a First World War Wolastoqiyik soldier from St. Mary’s; Lieutenant Donald Moffet, UNB alumnus, killed in action in Italy during the Second World War; James and Arthur Eatman, father and son Black Canadian soldiers from Fredericton who served in the First and Second World Wars respectively.

The event will also feature guest speaker Todd Ross, the Indigenous Advisor on UNB’s Saint John campus, who will share a reflection about 2SLGBTQIA+ veterans and his experience as a veteran.

We will continue to support all members of UNB, and recognize and remember that while we all come from many different backgrounds and experiences, each of us enrich this community. Throughout history, wars and pandemics, we have always been and will always be Proudly UNB.

A statement from UNB’s president

Paul Mazerolle, President and Vice-Chancellor

Each year during UNB Remembers, we come together to pause, reflect upon and remember the stories of our community members affected by past and present conflict.

We remember Canadian veterans who protected human rights, justice and freedom around the world. We acknowledge the service of Indigenous Peoples, Black New Brunswickers, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

UNB Remembers is an important tradition that recognizes the causes and consequences of war and its impact on the lives of people across the globe. It is important that we listen to and learn from members of our community who have witnessed the realities of war.

At UNB, we are proud of our people and UNB Remembers serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of our community.

Lest we forget.

Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor