About Us



The University of Fredericton (UFred) is a fully-online, degree-granting institution offering certificate, diploma and degree programs. Founded and based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, UFred takes exceptional pride in its offering of innovative, relevant online education that emphasizes leadership development and lifelong learning.


UFred offers a unique, completely online learning experience that supports the academic and professional goals of its constituents. Through approachable, friendly support and service, we are devoted to creating student success.

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Our Vision

is to empower learners globally to achieve their goals through accessible, applied professional education.

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Our Mission

is to provide a fully compatible, individually-centered lifelong learning path for the world’s professionals that enhance individual performance.

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Our Values

include integrity, passion, mutual trust, learning, mutual respect and competency.

The History

The University of Fredericton is a private institution established in 2005 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Under the premise that fully-online education was the way of the future, we forged an innovative learning path of superior quality and experience that we continue to expand on internationally.

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Why Online?

UFred's online students receive the same high-quality education, networking opportunities and collaboration obtained from an on-campus program; students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis. Students can ask questions, participate in discussions and work collaboratively on study material, completely online.

No Residency Requirements

At UFred, we do not offer residency for our students. All courses are delivered completely online making it convenient for adult students to maintain their work and family commitments while continuing their education. Students are able to study from anywhere with Internet access!

Virtual Classes

UFred guarantees your learning experience will be a positive one. Online students receive the same high-quality education obtained from an on-campus program -degree programs are fully accredited and students interact with professors and peers on an ongoing basis in a weekly vClass (virtual classroom). They can also ask questions, participate in discussions and work collaboratively on study material using chat, video conferencing, email, available through various programs.

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The Leadership Team

Don Roy, President


“The concept that you could actually get an equivalent degree and all the benefits … that you could get that without the disruption in your life, it was so appealing to me, and I thought, this absolutely has to happen.”

Dr. Sheri McKillop, VP of Academics


“I’ve always had a love for learning, but I quickly realized that my heart and soul was in business … there is business in everything, no matter what job you have.”

Trevor Pothier, VP of Advancement


“I’m proud of the work we do as a team. The quality of that work is reflected in the experience of our students and the success they achieve as a result.”

Board of Directors

Kjetil Sandermoen, Chairman of the Board of Directors


“My drive and passion is lifelong learning. For me, it is contagious; once you get going you cannot stop – you just want more. It is my source of continuous personal growth.”


Kjetil Sandermoen, Managing Director of Lighthouse AS, a Norwegian management consulting company, has an MA in Economics from Karlstad University in Sweden, and is fluent in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English and German.

Don Roy, Director and President


“We push the boundaries of educational delivery to create engaging, challenging and relevant learning experiences that are responsive to our students’ needs. Our team thrives on creating the absolute best learning environment, allowing students to maximize their personal and professional potential with minimum disruption to their lives.”


Don Roy is the President of the University of Fredericton and EMBA alumni from Saint Mary’s University.

Paul LaBarge, Secretary


“CATA is all about advanced technologies and innovation. The University of Fredericton is all about application of technology to lifelong learning. It’s a natural affinity which is a critical part of personal growth.”


Paul LaBarge is a founding partner of LaBarge Weinstein, a business law firm established in Ottawa in 1997. He received his BA in Economics from McMaster University in 1971, graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1974 and was call to the Bar of Ontario in 1976 and the Bar of Alberta in 1981.

Dr. Shimon Rojany, Member


Dr. Rojany is a Principal Associate with over twenty years of consulting experience with the Adizes Institute. He focuses on the development of organizational mission and vision, the design and implementation of organizational structures, and the design and monitoring of managerial and financial accountability systems. His work has taken him all over the world and across many globally diversified industries. He has also trained many consultants and executives in various areas of financial and managerial disciplines. Dr. Rojany has work with the Adizes Institute since 1991 except for 2008-2009 (CIM Group, where he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer) and 2000-2003 (ClickSoftware, where he served as co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer).


Dr. Rojany earned a doctorate degree in Organizational Transformation from the Adizes Graduate School and an MBA in Management Decision Systems from the University of Southern California (Beta Gamma Sigma), and a B.Sc. degree in accounting California State University, Northridge (Magna Cum Laude). He is also a former CPA.

Jonas Sandermoen, Member


Jonas Sandermoen holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Aarhus University School of Law in Denmark. He is the Co-Founder of Stoeve, Sandermoen & CO AS, a Norwegian real estate company. He currently works as a Managing Director at 3ALT AG in Zug, Switzerland. 3ALT is an eLearning company that offers a range of learning services, including content development, custom courseware, coporate training and more.

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