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University of New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is located in New Brunswick, Canada. The university has two campuses, the main campus founded in 1785 in Fredericton and the other opened in Saint John in 1964. UNB is the oldest English language university in Canada. It was the first public university in North America. (The University of Georgia was established the same year.) UNB offers over 60 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a total student enrollment of approximately 12,000 between the two campuses.
Also co-located on the UNB Fredericton (UNBF) campus is St. Thomas University (STU). Both campuses comprise Fredericton's "College Hill" neighbourhood. The UNB Saint John (UNBSJ) campus is located in Tucker Park in the Millidgeville neighbourhood, several kilometres north of the city's central business district and offers spectacular views of the Kennebecasis River and Grand Bay. New Brunswick's largest health care facility, Saint John Regional Hospital, is located adjacent to the UNBSJ campus.
Both campuses have undergone significant expansion over the years with many prominent buildings at UNBF and UNBSJ being the recipient of funding from Lord Beaverbrook and other prominent industrialists and philanthropists. The growth of the UNBSJ campus is particularly notable, considering it began in 1964 with only 96 students, spread around buildings in Saint John's central business district. By the late 1960s, the Saint John Law School was moved to UNBF to become UNB's Faculty of Law, and in 1968 UNBSJ moved into its new campus at Tucker Park. Currently UNBF has approximately 9,000 students while UNBSJ has 3,000 although UNBSJ is currently growing at a faster rate.
UNB Fredericton is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the UNB Varsity Reds while UNBSJ is represented by UNBSJ Seawolves . UNBF used to have different names for each individual sport's team; for instance, the men's swim team was the Beavers, and the hockey team was the Red Devils.
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