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FNBFA’s Message for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

There is no doubt that strength is in numbers as we have observed numerous times. More…

Province launches new experiential education task force to attract students - August 2016

A new province-wide experiential education task force is working to make New Brunswick the destination in Canada for students seeking an active learning experience as part of their university education. More…

New Brunswick inks infrastructure agreement - August 2016

New Brunswick has inked an infrastructure spending agreement with Ottawa that will see a combined $98.6 million spent on the province’s universities and colleges, the provincial Liberal government boasting that it has secured more than the province’s fair share of a new federal fund. More…

Funding freeze, declining enrolment blamed for deficit budgets at three New Brunswick universities - August 2016

A freeze in government funding to universities along with falling student enrolments are being blamed for budget shortfalls at three of New Brunswick’s four public universities. More…

Improvements coming to tuition program - June 2016

In April, Premier Brian Gallant introduced the Tuition Access Bursary (TAB) which offers upfront, non-repayable assistance for post-secondary students who need it most. More…

UNB needs to spend, but show it pays off - June 2016

It might seem strange for a public university to be espousing the business adage“you have to spend money to make money.” More…

Bloated? St. Thomas University running a lean operation - June 2016

When a leading Canadian expert on postsecondary education examined university cost structures, he cited St. Thomas University’s low administration costs as a standard to emulate. More…

New Minister can fix tuition program - June 2016

It won’t go down in history as the moment an MLA yelled“The emperor has no clothes on!”but it’s a promising start. More…

A failure of communication - June 2016

To the surprise of exactly no one, New Brunswick’s new minister of post-secondary education, training and labour sees “issues” with several decisions his government has made of late in the execution of his portfolio. More…

UNB town hall tackles budget headache - June 2016

UNB's president and vice-president of finance faced some tough questions from staff and students at a town hall event Monday. More…