Fredericton

What is Fredericton known for?


leadership training

, making it the oldest public university in North America, compared to the oldest private university, Harvard University, in 1636. Built in 1826, UNB's Old Arts Building is the oldest university building still in use in Canada. UNB also houses Renaissance College, which is a leading leadership training institution in New Brunswick. UNB houses a Faculty of Law which is one of two Anglophone common-law schools in Atlantic Canada. St. Thomas University (STU) St. Thomas University (STU) is the province's only Catholic university and has been located in Fredericton since 1964, when it moved from its Chatham, New Brunswick campus. It is a liberal arts university with programs in gerontology, criminology, journalism, social work, native studies, and education. STU offers an excellent program in Human Rights and is the home of the Atlantic Human Rights Research and Development Centre. The University of Fredericton was founded in 2006, making it the youngest private university in Canada. It is a degree-granting online university providing certificate and graduate degree programs in business leadership. UFred offers MBA and EMBA Programs under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada. "Degree Granting Act in New Brunswick" Other Institutions Fredericton is also home to several colleges and similar institutions. The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design houses the province's leading programs in photography and visual arts. The Fredericton location of the New Brunswick Community College is on the campus of the University of New Brunswick. The Maritime College of Forest Technology maintains its English-language campus in the city. MCFT is a small post-secondary school training students from across the Maritime provinces. Other institutions include 3D and 2D Animation schools such as the Centre for Arts and Technology and the Gaming and Animation Institute of Fredericton. Located on the north side is a small Pentecostal College, the Northeast Christian College, which trains and certifies Pentecostal (pentecostalism) ministers (Minister (Christianity)). WikiPedia: Fredericton commons:Fredericton


development including

of businesses including IT firms, law firms, and real estate agents. Also located on the Northside is the Brookside Mall (Brookside Mall (Fredericton)), a retail mall anchored by Sobeys, Alcool NB Liquor and a Lawtons Drugs store as well as government offices. A new retail "power centre" development including Canadian Tire Marks Work Warehouse, Kent Building Supplies and a Wal-Mart (Wal-Mart Canada), is located at Two Nations Crossing (Fredericton) Two

, the city's growing IT (Information technology) sector has been the basis for new research on IT and computer programming development, including the October 2002 opening of the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Information Technology – e-Business (Electronic business) facility, located on the University of New Brunswick campus. Fredericton is also the home of New Brunswick's Provincial Research Organization (PRO), RPC. RPC specializes in applied research


leading programs

Brunswick College of Craft and Design houses the province's leading programs in photography and visual arts. The Fredericton location of the New Brunswick Community College is on the campus of the University of New Brunswick. The Maritime College of Forest Technology maintains its English-language campus in the city. MCFT is a small post-secondary school training students from across the Maritime provinces. Other institutions include 3D and 2D Animation schools such as the Centre


distinctive+history

a unique and distinctive history of its own. Marysville is located on the Nashwaak River, a tributary of the Saint John River, just north of pre-1973 Fredericton. The community is distinguished by its 19th-century mill and historic buildings, which include 19th-century company houses and buildings patterned after those of British industrial towns. Marysville can be described as a prime example of a 19th-century mill town. In the 1830s a sawmill was built on the site of Marysville by two


local prominent

Fredericton, New Brunswick DATE OF DEATH In 1891, the school was put on firm financial footing by local prominent citizen James F. Robertson, who renamed it Rothesay Collegiate School and moved it to its present location while adding boarding facilities. Lloyd remained headmaster until 1900. In 1907 Robertson handed the school over to the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton and Rev. W.R. Hibbard was appointed headmaster the following year. Dr. Hibbard


blue red

the Canadian monarch (Monarchy of Canada)'s role as the fount of honour. The ribbon is patterned with vertical stripes in blue, red, and gold; men wear the medallion suspended from this ribbon


large diverse

draws artists from all over North America. Since its inception in 1991, the event has grown into a large, diverse festival which has attracted artists from around the world including Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Oscar Peterson, and Parliament. The festival also provides a stage for local, provincial, and Maritime talent, and has been pivotal in the development of many New Brunswick groups and performers, including Hot Toddy, Abstract Operation, Grand Theft Bus, David Myles, and Ross Neilsen


military buildings

years, the area of Fredericton went from being a sparsely populated region to being the capital of the new colony of New Brunswick. The same attributes that made Fredericton the capital city also made it an ideal spot for a military installation. Many of the original military buildings downtown still stand, and are now tourist attractions. A building was constructed to house the provincial legislative assembly in 1788, but it was destroyed by a fire in 1880. Two years later, the present New


attention quot

arrived in the small community of Saint-Basile, New Brunswick. Saint-Basile had come to Plessis' attention; " its church (Church (building)) is in ruins, that the presbytery (presbytery (residence)) is badly maintained, that the tithes are paid negligently, and that luxury, entertainment, and licentiousness reign". Kelly


legal association

;Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926, Maine Automobile Blue Books, New Brunswick, 1926 and 1927 Automobile Legal Association, Automobile Green Book, New Brunswick, 1929-30 The original path of Route 2 between Quebec and Sussex is now approximately the River Valley Scenic Drive. New

Fredericton

'''Fredericton''' ( ) is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River (Saint John River (Bay of Fundy)), which flows west to east as it bisects the city; it is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centres in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 56,224 in the 2011 census. 2006 Community Profiles - Census Metropolitan Area Census Agglomeration It is the third-largest city in the province after Saint John (Saint John, New Brunswick) and Moncton.

An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse (The Playhouse (Fredericton)), a performing arts venue. The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock (rock music), and world (world music) artists. Fredericton is also an important and vibrant center point for the regions top visual artists, many of New Brunswicks notable artists live and work there today. Fredericton has also been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well including, Goodridge Roberts, Molly and Bruno Bobak.

As a provincial capital, its economy is inextricably tied to the fortunes of the public sector; however, the city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city has the highest percentage of residents with a post-secondary education in the province and one of the highest per capita incomes.

Fredericton has been evaluated favourably in recent years for its competitive quality of life and potential for business development. In 2013, ''Foreign Direct Investment'' magazine reviewed Fredericton's economic potential and quality of life, and named it first amongst North America's ''Top 10 Micro Cities'',

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