Impact of the Université de Moncton on the Regions of Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan
Benjamin Higgins, Maurice Beaudin
The founding of the Université de Moncton in 1963 marked a turning-point in the life of the Acadian people. The university's establishment was the outcome of a long struggle for improved educational facilities in French in New Brunswick. In a relatively short period of time, a people on the verge of extinction, seriously lacking in confidence and the skills required for the modern economy has been transformed. The Université de Moncton has played a pivotal role in this transformation and in leading the Acadian society into nothing short of a political, cultural and economic renaissance.