September 13, 2005
Source: University of New Brunswick - Saint John:
UNB TO ASSIST DISPLACED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FROM THE GULF COAST
Sandra Howland, Public Relations Officer, (506) 458-7968
In the wake of the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the southern coast of the United States, the University of New Brunswick is providing assistance to displaced students.
“I am encouraging everyone at UNB to assist in whatever way they can and to support the Red Cross relief efforts,” said John McLaughlin, President of UNB. “Where possible, UNB will open its programs to students who have been displaced by Katrina, so that they can begin or continue their post-secondary studies,”
Although the fall term has begun, interested undergraduate and graduate students will have until the university's course add or drop deadline on Sept. 20 to be admitted to either the Saint John or Fredericton campus of UNB. Displaced students may also apply to begin classes in the winter term.
UNB will work with qualified students in an effort to expedite documentation required by those who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and will also assist them in finding appropriate accommodations. It is anticipated that most inquiries will come from Canadian students who planned to attend university in the Gulf Coast area.
Displaced students seeking admission to UNB Fredericton should contact the associate registrar (admissions) at 506-458-7727, email@example.com, or the international admissions officer at 506-458-7386, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those seeking admission to UNB Saint John should contact the Registrar's Office at 506-648-5670, email@example.com. Students may also study online through UNB's College of Extended Learning. More information on this option is available at http://extend.unb.ca, 506-453-4646, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, members of the university community on both campuses are looking into fundraising initiatives to support those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The university has also sanctioned the leave of a staff member who is an experienced disaster response volunteer with the Red Cross.
More information on the University of New Brunswick is available online at http://www.unb.ca.
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