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Table of Contents

Academic Calendar 2015-2016 (September 2015)
I. General Information and Admissions
1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 2015-2016
Provisional Calendar of Events 2016-2017 (subject to change)
3. Admission
3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.2.1. Admission Criteria
3.2.2. Students with Disabilities
3.2.3. Early Admission
3.2.4. Refusal of Admission
3.2.5. Special Circumstances
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.3.1. Provincial Requirements
3.3.2. Minimum Grade/Average
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.4.1. University Preparatory Courses
3.4.2. Requirements for Specific Programs
3.4.3. Provincial Guidelines
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.6.1. American School System
3.6.2. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.6.3. International Baccalaureate
3.6.4. Baccalaureate
3.6.5. Other Educational Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.7.1. English Language Training Partners
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.9.1. International Baccalaureate
3.9.2. Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professionnel (CEGEP)
3.9.3. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.9.4. Advanced Placement 'AP' Program
3.10. Transfer Students
3.10.1. Transfer Credits
3.11. Challenge for Credit
3.11.1. Eligibility for Challenge for Credit
3.11.2. Regulations and Procedures for Challenge for Credit
3.12. Visiting Students
3.13. Exchange Students
3.14. Special Circumstances
3.15. Graduate Studies
4. Fees
4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.1.1. Full-time/Part-time Enrolment - Fall and Winter terms
4.1.2. Tuition Fees
4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students (effective 2015 Fall term only)
4.1.4. Auditing Fees
4.1.5. Mail Service, Fitness Centre, and Technology and Service Fee
4.1.6. Student Organization Fees
4.1.7. Other Fees
4.1.8. Fieldwork and Travel: Expenses and Liability
4.1.9. Instructional Supplies Fees
4.1.10. Study Abroad and Exchange Fee
4.1.11. Residence, Communications and Meal Plan Fees
4.1.12. Mountie Money
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.2.1. Registration Deposits for New Students
4.2.2. Residence Deposits for New Students
4.2.3. Refunds of Residence Deposits
4.2.4. Registration Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.5. Residence Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.6. Registration Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.2.7. Residence Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.3.1. Payments and Charges
4.3.2. Fall and Winter Payments by Part-Time Students
4.3.3. Fall Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.4. Winter Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.5. Fall and Winter Payments for Students Participating in Exchange Programs
4.3.6. Method of Payment
4.3.7. Reducing the Amount of Payments
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.4.1. Late Processing Fees
4.4.2. Services Reinstatement Fee
4.4.3. Interest Charge
4.4.4. Appeals of Academic Standing
4.4.5. Late Payment Fee
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts
4.5.1. Withdrawals Fall and Winter
4.5.2. Withdrawals Correspondence Courses
4.5.3. Withdrawals - Spring Term Courses
4.5.4. Residence and Meal Plan Withdrawals
4.5.5. Payments to Students from their Accounts
4.5.6. Required to Withdraw
5. Financial Assistance
5.1. Scholarships
5.1.1. Eligibility
5.1.2. Entrance Scholarships
5.1.3. The Bell Scholarship
5.1.4. Scholarships for Returning Students
5.1.5. Scholarships Index
5.2. Bursaries
5.2.1. Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.2. President's Advisory Committee International Student Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.3. Senior Citizen Bursary Program
5.2.4. Bursaries Index
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.3.1. The Mount Allison Theological Fund
5.3.2. Application Procedure
5.3.3. Pre-Theological Funds Index
5.4. Independent Student Research Grants Program
5.5. The Donald Cameron and Class of 1950 Student Loan and Assistance Fund
5.6. Residence Leadership Award
6. Co-Curricular Life
6.1. The Mount Allison Students' Union
6.2. The Argosy Weekly
6.3. CHMA FM
6.4. Windsor Theatre
6.5. Residence Council
6.6. The Pond
6.7. Student Employment
6.8. Accommodation
6.8.1. Residences
6.8.2. Residence Application Procedure
6.8.3. Non-University Housing
6.9. Department of Athletics and Recreation
6.9.1. Intercollegiate Athletics, Varsity Programs
6.9.2. Competitive Club Sports
6.9.3. Intramurals
6.9.4. Campus Recreation
6.9.5. Men's and Women's Intramural Councils
6.10. Religious Life on Campus
6.10.1. Introduction
6.10.2. The Chapel
6.10.3. Worship
6.10.4. The Chaplain
6.10.5. Student Groups
6.10.6. Programs
6.11. Student Life
6.11.1. The Director of Student Life
6.11.2. Academic Concerns
6.11.3. Academic Support
6.11.4. Writing Resource Centre
6.11.5. Math Resource Centre
6.11.6. Residence Academic Mentors
6.11.7. Academic Tutors
6.12. Student Life Resources
6.12.1. Personal Counselling
6.12.2. Sexual Harassment Advisor
6.12.3. Career Services Office
6.12.4. Employment
6.12.5. Health Services
6.12.6. Student Health Insurance
6.12.7. Dietary and Nutritional Concerns
6.12.8. Lifestyle Concerns
6.12.9. Landlord/Tenant Concerns
6.12.10. International Students
6.12.11. Governance
6.13. Services for Students With Disabilities
6.13.1. Policy on Students with Disabilities
6.13.2. The Meighen Centre
7. General Information
7.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
7.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
7.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
7.3.1. Alumni Board of Directors
7.4. Computer Facilities
7.4.1. Software
7.4.2. Campus Network
7.4.3. Residence Networking
7.4.4. Computing Services
7.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
7.6. Banking Services
7.7. Performing Arts Series
8. Personnel
8.1. Officers of the University
8.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
8.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
8.4. Officers of Administration
8.5. Chancellors Emeriti
8.6. Presidents Emeriti
8.7. Registrars Emeriti
8.8. Professors Emeriti
8.9. Librarians Emeriti
8.10. Academic Staff
8.10.1. Professors
8.10.2. Librarians
8.11. Meighen Centre
8.12. Student Life
8.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
9. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships; Endowed Chairs; Faculty Awards
9.1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
9.1.1. The Josiah Wood Lectureship
9.1.2. The Bronfman Lecture Series
9.1.3. The Crake Lectureship in Classical Studies
9.1.4. The Wilford B. Jonah Lecture Series
9.1.5. Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics
9.1.6. The Ebbutt Memorial Trust for Religious Studies
9.2. Endowed Chairs
9.2.1. Clement Chandler Avard and Florence Sybil Avard Chair in French Language
9.2.2. The Walter B. Cowan Chair in Religious Studies
9.2.3. The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies
9.2.4. Fred C. Manning Chair in Commerce
9.2.5. The Hart Almerrin Massey Chair in Philosophy
9.2.6. The Pickard-Bell Chair in Music
9.2.7. The Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature
9.2.8. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Physics
9.2.9. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Mathematics
9.2.10. The Stiles-Bennett Chair in History
9.2.11. The Josiah Wood Chair in Classics
9.2.12. The Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Language and Literature
9.3. Faculty Awards
9.3.1. The Herbert and Leota Tucker Award
9.3.2. Imasco Paul Paré Medal and Awards of Excellence
II. Academic Regulations
10. Academic Regulations
10.1. Communication
10.2. Courses of Instruction
10.3. Registration
10.3.1. Registration Procedures (Adding Courses)
10.3.2. Registration Deadline
10.3.3. Registration Deadline (Correspondence Courses)
10.3.4. Determining Year Level
10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms)
10.3.6. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Spring/Summer term)
10.3.7. Repeating Courses
10.3.8. Auditing Courses
10.4. Changes in Registration and Withdrawal
10.4.1. Deadline for Registration Changes
10.4.2. Changing Programs
10.4.3. Withdrawal Without Penalty
10.4.4. Course Withdrawal After the Deadline
10.4.5. Withdrawal from University
10.5. Transfer Credits
10.5.1. Letter of Permission to Take Courses at another Institution
10.6. Academic Integrity
10.6.1. Academic Misconduct
10.6.2. Allegations of Academic Misconduct
10.6.3. Academic Sanctions
10.7. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.7.1. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.8. Examination Regulations
10.8.1. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.8.2. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Spring/Summer term)
10.8.3. Viewing Examination Papers
10.8.4. Accommodations for Missed Final Examinations
10.8.5. Extended Deadlines for Completion of Course Work
10.8.6. Special Examinations
10.9. Evaluations of Student Performance
10.9.1. Grading Policies for Courses
10.9.2. Reporting of Grades
10.9.3. Letter Grades and their Meanings
10.9.4. Prerequisite Grade Requirements
10.9.5. Grades Excluded from GPA
10.9.6. Calculation of TGPA, SGPA and CGPA
10.9.7. Repeated Courses, SGPA and CGPA
10.9.8. Grade Changes
10.9.9. Re-evaluation of a Grade
10.9.10. Aegrotat Standing
10.9.11. Assessment of Academic Standing
10.9.12. Good Standing
10.9.13. Unsatisfactory Standing
10.9.14. Academic Performance Indicators
10.9.15. Academic Probation
10.9.16. Academic Suspension
10.9.17. Academic Dismissal
10.9.18. Procedures for Appeals and Re-admissions
10.9.19. Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
10.9.20. Deans' List
10.10. Degree Requirements
10.10.1. Academic Standing and Credits Required for a Degree
10.10.2. Academic Residency Requirements
10.10.3. Degree with Distinction Requirements
10.10.4. Honours GPA and Overall GPA Requirements
10.10.5. Submitting a Thesis
10.10.6. Falling Short of the Honours Requirements
10.10.7. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
10.10.8. Honours Certificate
10.11. Graduation and Convocation
10.11.1. Application for Graduation
10.11.2. Completed Degree Requirements - May
10.11.3. Completed Degree Requirements - October
10.11.4. Academic Costumes
10.11.5. Authorized Hoods
10.11.6. Honorary Degrees
10.11.7. University Prizes Awarded at Convocation
10.12. Transcripts
10.12.1. Privacy of Transcripts
10.12.2. Transcript Requests
10.13. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
10.14. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information
10.14.1. Statistics Canada
10.14.2. Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC)
III. Academic Degrees, Programs and Courses
11. Academic Programs
11.1. General Regulations
11.1.1. Graduating under one calendar
11.1.2. B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Requirements
11.1.3. Declaration of Major, Minor, Honours
11.2. Bachelor of Arts
11.2.1. Requirements for a B.A. Degree
11.2.2. Distribution Requirements
11.2.3. 3/4000 Level Courses
11.2.4. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
11.2.5. Additional Minor
11.2.6. Double Major
11.2.7. Honours Degree
11.2.8. General Degree with Three Minors
11.2.9. The Major as Required for the B.A.
11.2.10. Disciplinary Major
11.2.11. Interdisciplinary Major
11.2.12. Specially Approved Major
11.2.13. Majors Available for the B.A.
11.2.14. The Minor as Required for the B.A.
11.2.15. Disciplinary Minor
11.2.16. Interdisciplinary Minor
11.2.17. Specially Approved Minor
11.2.18. Minors Available for the B.A.
11.2.19. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
11.2.20. Honours Programs Available for the B.A.
11.3. Bachelor of Science
11.3.1. Requirements for a B.Sc. Degree
11.3.2. Distribution Requirements
11.3.3. Science Core
11.3.4. Minimum Number of Science Credits
11.3.5. 3/4000 Level Science Courses
11.3.6. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
11.3.7. Additional Minor
11.3.8. Double Major
11.3.9. Honours Degree
11.3.10. General Degree with Three Minors
11.3.11. Courses which Qualify as Science Credits
11.3.12. The Major As Required for the B.Sc.
11.3.13. Disciplinary Major
11.3.14. Interdisciplinary Major
11.3.15. Specially Approved Major
11.3.16. Majors available for the B.Sc.
11.3.17. The Minor as Required for the B.Sc.
11.3.18. Disciplinary Minor
11.3.19. Interdisciplinary Minor
11.3.20. Specially Approved Minor
11.3.21. Minors Available for the B.Sc.
11.3.22. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
11.3.23. Honours Programs Available for the B.Sc.
11.4. Master of Science
11.4.1. Committee on Graduate Studies
11.4.2. Minimum Admission Requirements
11.4.3. Time Required
11.4.4. Course and Thesis Requirements
11.4.5. Standards of Achievement
11.4.6. Supervisory Committee
11.4.7. Application Procedure
11.4.8. Master of Science Course Listing
11.5. Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.1. Primary Objective
11.5.2. Requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
11.5.3. Distribution Requirements
11.5.4. 3/4000 Level Courses
11.5.5. Commerce Degree Core Requirements
11.5.6. Commerce Electives on the Bachelor of Commerce Degree
11.5.7. The Minor as Required for the Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.8. Elective Credits
11.5.9. Honours Programs Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.10. Commerce with Honours
11.5.11. Commerce with Honours in Economics
11.5.12. Major from Other Disciplines
11.5.13. Transferring to Commerce
11.6. Bachelor of Music
11.6.1. Financial Assistance
11.6.2. Entrance Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree
11.6.3. Requirements for Bachelor of Music Degree
11.6.4. Music Ensembles
11.6.5. Recitals
11.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
11.7.1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
11.7.2. Additional Admission Requirements
11.7.3. Advanced Status
11.7.4. Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
11.7.5. Entrance Scholarship
11.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
11.8.1. Information and Regulations
11.8.2. Standards
11.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
11.9.1. Renseignements
11.9.2. Niveaux Requis
11.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
11.11. International Programs
11.11.1. Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
11.11.3. Academic Credit for Independent Experiential Learning
12. Programs and Courses of Instruction
American Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Art History
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Entrance Requirements
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Canadian Public Policy
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Canadian Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Cognitive Science
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Computer Science
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Drama Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
English Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Art History Courses
French Studies
Geography and Environment
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
International Economics and Business
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
International Relations
Japanese Studies
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Modern Languages and Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Multidisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Politics and International Relations
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Religious Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Spanish Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

1 Welcome to Mount Allison University

When you first arrive at Mount Allison, you know this University is special. The charming campus tells a tale of rich history, with historic buildings, antique books delicately bound, and stately portraits of past presidents and chancellors hanging in Convocation Hall. But Mount Allison also has its sights firmly set on the future. Underground, for example, the campus is connected by an intricate network of fibre-optic wiring, granting all on campus access to the Internet. Mount Allison was the first university in Canada to offer this access, and the University continues to embrace innovative technology in other new and exciting ways.


Mount Allison University is committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in a community of higher learning, centred on undergraduate students, in an intimate and harmonious environment. Our teaching, research and creative enterprise are combined with extracurricular activities, in a liberal education tradition, that emphasizes development of the whole person. This integrated approach involves collaborative efforts among all members of the University community and leads to superior scholarship, cultural understanding and appreciation, personal and social maturation, leadership development and informed citizenship.


Mount Allison is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts and science university with a controlled enrolment of approximately 2,100 full-time students. It has preserved the character of a compact, scholarly community to foster excellence in teaching, mentoring and student-centred research. A strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities, ranging from athletics to the exercise of student government complements the dedication to high academic performance. Mount Allison strongly supports the philosophy of developing the "whole student" intellectually, spiritually, socially, culturally and physically. It shapes leaders who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and creative participants in society. Moreover, our students agree that Mount Allison is more than a university...it's a way of life. If there is one common thread to Mount Allison students, it is their academic strength and their propensity for leadership. Mount Allison has produced 48 Rhodes Scholars, more per capita than any other university in the Commonwealth. The University has also graduated a number of Rotary International Scholars, Commonwealth Scholars, and in 1997, one of the first winners of the Canadian Cambridge Scholarship. Many graduates have become preeminent in their endeavours. Notable alumni include: playwright John Gray; artists Alex Colville, and Mary and Christopher Pratt; national broadcaster Ian Hanoomansing; former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick Margaret McCain; former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick Marilyn Trenholme Counsell and former Imasco Chairman Purdy Crawford, who also served as Chancellor of Mount Allison.


The University's faculty is talented and dedicated, exemplifying a strong blend of teaching and research. In a recent University survey, 100% of graduates felt their professors were approachable, which speaks volumes about the relationships between faculty and students at Mount Allison.


Mount Allison offers Bachelor's degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts and Music, as well as Master's degrees in Biology and Chemistry and Certificates in Bilingualism. In 1995, it revised its curriculum to give students even greater "depth and breadth" to their education as they enter the 21st century. A series of majors and minors was developed in the traditional disciplines and in a number of interdisciplinary areas such as International Relations, Canadian Public Policy, Japanese Studies and Cognitive Science. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are achieved through completion of one of a specialized honours program; a major plus a minor; a double major; or a general degree of three minors. In addition, each Arts and Science student takes at least six credits from each of four disciplinary areas of Arts and Letters, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science. The revised requirements have resulted in very exciting intellectual opportunities for students, giving them a chance to examine problems and issues from a number of different perspectives. Prospective students often wonder about the purpose of receiving a bachelor's degree from a liberal arts institution in a globally competitive economy. The usefulness of a bachelor's degree is not only found in personal development but also in professional areas. A degree from Mount Allison, or a few carefully selected courses or electives as part of a Mount Allison degree, may permit a student admission to a professional program. Some of these programs include medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, law, education, theology, social work, audiology and speech, occupational physiotherapy, optometry, architecture, and nutritional programs as well as many others. These professional programs may be accessed upon successful completion of courses or a degree from Mount Allison and in combination with other requirements as appropriate (e.g. LSAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.). Interested students should consult a Student Development Counsellor for advice on course selection and the process to enter these professional programs after their undergraduate career at Mount Allison.


For more than a century, Mount Allison has been recognized as a leader. Mount Allison was the first university in the British Empire to confer a Bachelor's degree to a woman; Grace Annie Lockhart received a Bachelor of Science in 1875. It was also the first university in Canada to grant a Bachelor of Arts to a woman, Harriet Starr Stewart. Mount Allison boasts the oldest university art gallery in Canada; it was the first to wire all of campus to the information highway; it was the first to offer a Canadian Studies program; and it is a pioneer in the establishment of services for students with learning disabilities. In recent years, it has consistently been ranked among the top undergraduate universities in Canada by Maclean's magazine. A high-calibre faculty, outstanding students and financial stability are among the reasons why.


Founder Charles Frederick Allison's grandfather emigrated from Ireland in the late 1700s, as a result of a dinner with the local tax collector. Wanting to impress him, the family set the table with their one valuable possession of silver spoons. After entertaining their guest, the Allisons were informed that if they could afford silver spoons, they could afford to pay more taxes. They left Ireland shortly thereafter. The spoons are on display in the main Library. In June 1839, Sackville merchant Charles Frederick Allison proposed to the Wesleyan Methodists that a school of elementary and high learning be built. His offer to purchase a site in Sackville, to erect a suitable building for an academy, and to contribute operating funds of 100 pounds a year for 10 years was accepted. The formal opening of the Mount Allison Academy for boys took place in 1843. In 1854, a branch institution for girls, known as the "Ladies College", opened to complement the Wesleyan Academy for boys. In July 1862, the degree-granting Mount Allison College was organized. The first two students graduated in May 1863. For nearly a century, Mount Allison functioned as three distinct, mutually enriching parts: the College proper, the Boys' Academy and the Ladies College. The closure of the School for Girls in 1946, and the Academy in 1953, coincided with a period of expansion and provided much-needed space. In 1958, the beginning of a period of construction and acquisition of buildings eased the strain of overcrowding. At this time, it was decided to reaffirm the traditional aim of providing a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts education, along with continuing to offer professional programs in already-established fields. Mount Allison has a long and proud tradition, and part of that tradition has been the ability to evolve and to adapt to new and changing demands. It is very much a university of the 21st century, while remaining the direct and recognizable descendant of the first Wesleyan Academy of 1843.


The Mount Allison calendar for 1851 declared Sackville a "pleasant and healthy" community, "easy of access from all parts of the Lower Provinces." The Mount Allison buildings are "elegant, spacious and comfortable, and delightfully situated upon an elevation of ground." The facilities offered were, "all that could be desired, either for the enterprising Teacher to aid him in his work of instruction, or to the ambitious Student to facilitate his honourable progress." Writing styles have changed since then, but Mount Allison still continues to take pride in its campus. The campus encompasses about 76 acres, 45 buildings and one million square feet of assignable space. The tree and shrub count is about 1,100, giving the campus a tranquil, park-like setting. The physical surroundings are enhanced even further by the Swan Pond, a symbol of Mount Allison since its introduction in 1901. It has traditionally been the site of picnics, cultural events, orientation activities and wintertime skating. Recent years have witnessed ongoing improvements to the facilities, including the opening of a new residence (Campbell Hall) and upgrades to a number of classrooms. One major project currently under way is the conversion of Trueman House from a residence into a new student centre. Unlike some other institutions, this University has never moved from its original campus; it has expanded in area, but is still centred on that rise of ground named "Mount Allison" after the founder. The traditional use of red and grey local sandstone, plus continual efforts to beautify and upgrade facilities, offers a setting that honours the past, yet embraces the future.


Ralph Pickard Bell1960-1968
Harold Roy Crabtree1968-1977
Angus James MacQueen1977-1985
Margaret Norrie McCain1986-1994
Harold Purdy Crawford1995-2000
James J. Keith2001-2005
John Bragg2005-2010
Peter Mansbridge2010-


Humphrey Pickard1862-1869
David Allison1869-1878
James Robert Inch1878-1891
David Allison1891-1911
Byron Crane Borden1911-1923
George Johnstone Trueman1923-1945
William Thomas Ross Flemington1945-1962
William Stanley Hayes Crawford (Acting)1962-1963
Laurence Harold Cragg1963-1975
William Stanley Hayes Crawford 1975-1980
Guy Robertson MacLean1980-1986
Donald Otis Wells1986-1990
Sheila A. Brown (Interim)1990-1991
Ian David Campbell Newbould 1991-2001
A. Wayne Mackay2001-2004
Kenneth L. Ozmon2004-2006
Robert M. Campbell2006-


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