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August 12, 2008

Jennifer Dunville’s article, “UNB says province doesn’t interfere in hiring,” in the category of highly optimistic preemptive strike, and batten down the hatches.

Andrew Holland, spokesman for the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, said the New Brunswick government has never intervened in the search or appointment of a university president other than the involvement required by UNB’s Act.

Well, if there is going to be a first time, it will be this government that tries it.

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2 Comments
  1. Cicciolino permalink
    August 12, 2008 3:37 pm

    Interesting that UNB is the only New Brunwick Univeristy that requires final approval by the Lieutent governor in council (i.e., the provincial government)for the appointment of its president!

  2. Linda Hansen permalink
    August 13, 2008 7:55 am

    Actually, she said, thinking about the long history of UNB and its predecessor institutions and noting that, yes, I worked at the University Archives and have a little bit of knowledge of this particular topic, I suspect what Mr Holland meant to say was, “as far as I am aware, the New Brunswick government …” — or the old stand-by, “It’s been that way since I’ve been here”

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