History

The Federation was founded September 26, 1970 by an informal group of faculty members from l’Université de Moncton, the Mount Allison University, the University of New Brunswick, le Centre universitaire St. Louis-Maillet (now UMCE) and the St. Thomas University, who met intermittently to discuss matters of common interest.

In March 1981, Letters Patent incorporating the “Fédération des associations de professeurs d’université du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc. – Federation of New Brunswick Faculty Associations Inc.” as a provincial corporation were issued, an office was opened in Fredericton and a professional officer was hired. In 1984, l’APPUMCS (then l’APCUS), i. e. the faculty association at the Shippagan Campus of l’Université de Moncton, joined the Federation. These days, the Federation represents regular and contract academics at four (4) New Brunswick public universities.