Invest in the Academy: UNB Needs to Fix its Spending Priorities.

As a member of the UNB Board of Governors, it has been an honour to advocate for the interests of students and the University as a whole. I have done this in a number of ways; most significantly, I have proposed the allocation of funds necessary to properly support our academy. As such, I have opposed the wasteful and ineffective Why UNB? marketing campaign, and advocated that a significant portion of the funding currently being squandered on it instead be allocated to the academic priorities laid out in UNB’s Academic Planning Report.

I lay out my arguments for why I oppose the exorbitant funding of the Why UNB? campaign at the expense of UNB’s academic mission in a memo that I wrote as a member of the Board. In that memo, I reference Dalhousie University student enrolment numbers that I compiled. The AUNBT has also published my memo on its website.

I will speak about this issue on the CBC’s Information Morning Fredericton program tomorrow morning. Tune in on May 27 at 7:15 a.m. AST for the discussion, which will air on both CBC TV and radio.

UPDATE: The interview went very well. It can be heard in its entirety here, and can be downloaded here.

About Julian Renaud

Julian graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in 2017. He now works as a student-at-law for David M. Lutz, Q.C., and is also serving his second term as a member of the UNB Board of Governors. At other times, he has been a writer, drummer, teacher, avid cyclist, boat captain, and radio DJ. He lives in Quispamsis, New Brunswick.
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