UNB hoping to partner with Fredericton to build new aquatic centre

September 28, 2017

The University of New Brunswick is reportedly in talks with the City of Fredericton about constructing a new aquatic centre on the UNB campus. A partnership between the parties would allow the university and city to share costs of operations while maintaining a pool for students and members of the community. The conversation was reportedly prompted by UNB's announcement earlier this year that it plans to close its Sir Max Aitken Pool in the fall of 2018 because the facility is “past its useful life.” “The conversation has been quite positive, and in recent weeks we've made real progress of the possibility of the partnership between the university and the city,” says George MacLean, vice-president of academics at UNB. CBC