“Women have always been a strong force on social reform in New Brunswick. Our history is rich
with female pioneers who advocated for better working conditions, improved childcare, and faire
access to education. They were our earliest social entrepreneurs, knowing that better social
outcomes are directly tied to a stronger economy. New Brunswick’s future can’t help but be
strengthened by engaging more women in our elected offices and decision making that impacts the
In addition to being one of our country’s foremost business leaders, Dr. Currie is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of New Brunswick and invests significantly in New Brunswick’s social, economic and educational progress.
We thank him for being committed to our cause, and for ensuring we can all gather today without financial burden.
Dr. Richard J. Currie
Honourable chair and patron
Chancellor emeritus, UNB