Study N.B. aims to enrol more post-secondary students

In an effort to promote New Brunswick as a prime location for post-secondary education, the province is joining forces with eight institutions on a new initiative.

Officials unveiled Study NB, a new brand and website, on Wednesday, which aims to increase enrolment through awareness and highlighting available opportunities.

“This unprecedented collaboration among our publicly funded bodes well for the future of post-secondary education in New Brunswick,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Arlene Dunn in a news release.

“We commend their shared desire to promote our excellent educational opportunities and we are excited about Study NB’s potential.”

The province said the collaboration includes most institutions in New Brunswick, including the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, Université de Moncton and NBCC.

Gilles Roy, vice-president of academic and research for Université de Moncton, said the initiative allows schools to promote their best assets.

Officials said prospective students can explore which programs each institution offers, and find information on student financial assistance.

It’s expected to aid in national and international recruitment.

“This initiative mirrors UNB’s commitment to presenting our province’s educational merits actively to regional, national and international students,” said Petra Hauf, vice-president of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.

“Whether they are nearby or from afar, learners share common desires for quality education, practical learning experiences and a supportive community. Study NB serves as our platform to realize these aspirations.”

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