The University of New Brunswick

Awarded in 2007
The University of New Brunswick

Situated on a broad hill overlooking the city, UNB has roots extending deep into New Brunswick history. United Empire Loyalists began agitating for an "academy" in their new home even before they left the rebellious States in 1783. A big step forward was the opening of King's College on New Year's Day, 1829, although some thought its emphasis on a classical education didn't suit a frontier place like New Brunswick. The classic curriculum survived, however, and became one of UNB's enduring strengths. Before the end of the 19th Century, a Bachelor of Science degree was added to complement the traditional Bachelor of Arts. And, in the early 20th Century, foundations were laid for major faculties in Forestry, Engineering and Law, all of which have gained international reputations. Its hillside campus, one of North America's most beautiful, still reflects its storied history as well as its modern standing as one of Canada's great universities.