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New Executive Director at FNBFA - April 2016

FNBFA is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director.  Ms Lise Robichaud will officially assume her position on Monday, 2 May 2016. More...

Free tuition for low-income and middle-class families - April 2016

Premier Brian Gallant and Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour Minister Francine Landry have announced that through the Education and New Economy Fund, tuition will be free for New Brunswick students from low-income and many middle-class families. More...

NB government offers free tuition for lower income students - April 2016

The New Brunswick government says it is going to make post secondary education free for students from middle and low income families. More…

In Darwinian World of Performance-Based Funding, the Neediest Students Are the Losers - April 2016

In 2012, I wrote a paper that predicted that some colleges would respond to performance-based funding requirements and the college-completion agenda by adopting more-selective admissions criteria. More...

Francine Landry pulls proposed binding arbitration changes - April 2016

Tories, unions applaud Liberal government’s decision to back off proposed arbitration changes. More…

Only one in five New Brunswickers have university degree - April 2016

New Brunswick’s dismal graduation rates put it at a competitive disadvantage and should be addressed through lower tuition rates and more public money for universities, says a faculty group. More…

FNBFA members to meet with Post-secondary Education Minister and members of the Legislative Assembly - March 2016

Fnbfa will hold its fifth annual “Meet the MLAs” event, Thursday, 31 March, in Fredericton. More…

Ottawa takes step in the right direction to support basic research, access to PSE - March 2016

Today’s federal budget provided a long overdue boost to Canada’s knowledge infrastructure, says the organization representing the country’s university and college academic staff. More…

Mount Allison legal fees for 2014-15 of $474,000 set another record - March 2016

The Mount Allison University administration has just released its legal fees paid for the 2014-15 fiscal year and it’s a record amount. More…