Bathurst council hears presentation on possible University of Northern New Brunswick

September 23, 2016

The city council of Bathurst, New Brunswick recently heard a presentation regarding the concept of establishing a University of Northern New Brunswick. “The idea is to have a full degree-granting bilingual university in the north to allow our students to be able to stay in the north to study and to provide people that are working here an opportunity to upgrade their skills,” said presenter James Risdon, who argued that the cost of moving south for a university education leads to a lower enrolment rate and higher dropout rate for students from the north. CBC reports that Risdon has also collaborated with Gilbert Sewell, an elder at the Pabineau First Nation, to envision the future university as a place that focuses on Aboriginal studies and emerging technologies. CBC