University of Fredericton

About the University

The University of Fredericton is committed to providing its learners with a high-quality academic experience and representing the very best values of Canada to international learners working in a flat world.


Our commitment to academic quality is reflected in our curricula, faculty, learner support services and academic oversight process. Our internal academic oversight process is further strengthened by our ability to track and analyze data and metrics related to learner performance and satisfaction.


The University of Fredericton is governed by the Board of Directors, the University’s Academic Board, the governance of the New Brunswick Ministry and Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour in accordance with provisions established under the New Brunswick Degree Granting Act, and compliance to institutional and academic programme standards as administered by the Maritime’s Post-Secondary Higher Education Commission.

Accredited & Recognized

The University of Fredericton is a fully-designated, degree-granting university offering MBA and EMBA Programs under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada.


Its MBA and EMBA programs were designated by the New Brunswick Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour on April 10, 2007. Programs and institutional assessments in New Brunswick are carried out at the request of the Minister by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC), an agency of the Council of Maritime Premiers. In carrying out its main functions, the Commission focuses primarily on university education.


University education in Canada is the responsibility of each province, and not the federal government, and designation as a degree-granting university under a Degree Granting Act of a Province is equivalent in Canada to regional accreditation in the U.S.

Accreditation for Business Schools and Programs

The University of Fredericton is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of business programs offered through the Sandermoen School of Business. The business programs at the University of Fredericton have been fully accredited by the Province of New Brunswick since 2007. The ACBSP accreditation will stand in addition to the provincial accreditation.


Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered at University of Fredericton’s Sandermoen School of Business meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

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UFred Faculty

Sandermoen School of Business
Donald McCain
BA, MDiv, MBA, EdD
Leadership, HR Management,
Organizational Theory & Development
Brent Tabor
Accounting, Finance
Gordon Lucas
Organizational Strategy, Information Systems
Marketing, Management Consultancy, eBusiness
Mona Engvig
Organizational Behaviour & Change,
Management, Research
Eduardo Rodriguez
Business Analytics
James Bowen
BCom, MMgmt, PhD, PMP, CMC
Leadership, Strategic Management
Carol-Anne Faint
BA (SFU), MS (UoPX), PhD (NCU)
Organizational Behaviour, Governance,
Michel David
Innovation Best Practice
Debbie Mortimer
BComm (Hons), MAcc, FCGA
Blake Escudier
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management
Counselling, Global Collaboration
Richard W. Stolz
Finance, Economics
Paul Kidston
Sales Leadership Strategy

UFred Faculty

School of Occupational Health & Safety
Dianne Dyck
Disability Management
Jesse Risser
Effective Communications & Interviewing,
Organizational Dynamics, Modern
Training Systems
Suzanne Jackson
Lesley Maisey
Psycho-Social Hazards
Olu Kamson
Environmental Management & Leadership
Michael McGovern
Canadian OHS Law
Dave Turner
Organizational Dynamics
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Students or alumni requesting University of Fredericton transcripts are required to fill out their respective online Transcript Request form.  A transcript fee of $15 CAD applies.

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University of Fredericton

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371 Queen Street, Suite 400
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B1

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Telephone: (506) 454-6232
Fax: (506) 455-1675

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Student Policies
Student Support

In addition to online classes via WebEx, students have access to the 24/7 Learning Management System, Moodle, which houses an array of student resources such as:

Course Syllabi


Reference Materials and Links

Discussion Board Exchanges

Beyond class resources, students can also access resources related to technical support and Student Services, and can also access the Dr. Gordon Kuhn Library.

Messages from the Leadership Team

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Don Roy
President of the University


With an undergrad degree in Commerce from Dalhousie University, Don Roy spent more than 20 years founding companies in real estate, business, construction, land development and restaurant industries. His career was widespread and varied, yet after seeing an advertisement for an EMBA during a flight, he decided to embark on a new adventure.


At that time, an in-class degree was his only option, so Don spent two years attending classes every other weekend and studying up to 20 hours per week, all while being a single parent. Don has always been an innovator and after completing his EMBA, he knew there had to be a more flexible and accessible way to complete this degree.


“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.”


With this in mind, the University of Fredericton became a reality and has become an institution that offers a unique type of course delivery. Since its inception, UFred has blossomed and improved the careers of many, but Don is not done with it yet. In the future, he sees UFred “really pushing the boundaries of advanced learning technologies.” With Don’s passion, knowledge and hard work, the University of Fredericton will continue to educate those with busy lives and growing careers. Yet, Don knows he could never do it alone.


“There is no manual on how to build an online university, and we’re doing that, and it’s due to every person that’s on this team.”


The University is proud to have Don Roy as their president and if the past is any indication of what’s to come, his dedication and vision will help UFred to thrive in new and innovative ways.

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Dr. Sheri McKillop
VP of Academics


When the University of Fredericton came to fruition, Dr. Sheri McKillop already had more than 30 years of business and post-secondary experience under her belt. As one of the first UFred students, she has roots in the University and its mission. After graduating from the Sandermoen School of Business’ EMBA program, Sheri stayed involved with the academic board until starting her official position at the University. Wanting to advance even further in the field of post-secondary education, Sheri chose to pursue her Doctorate of Business Administration from Northcentral University. She used her dissertation to focus on the unique benefits that online education has when it comes to employability.


“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.”


Sheri’s education background and career experience are the reasons she is so suited for her position at the University of Fredericton. She considers herself a lifelong learner who is passionate about delivering quality education to working professionals and is dedicated to doing so each and every day.


Throughout her years in business, Sheri has been given many opportunities, including being asked to lecture at both national and international levels. She has authored a column, appeared on television shows and has had her voice heard on the radio.


Sheri has brought her passion and experience to her position at the University and is a role model to staff and students alike. She is not only a large part of UFred’s growth, but also a part of each and every student’s success.

Academic Board

The University of Fredericton has parallel lines of authority, with academic issues brought up through faculty, Deans, and ultimately to the Chair of the Academic Board, while the financial dimensions are brought up through a parallel organization on the business side. The result is there is a place for advocacy of academic issues that is not automatically trumped by financial considerations while exercising the best management practices.


Board Members

Adam Cole
Academic Board Member


Keith Endresen
Academic Board Member


Dr. Mona Engvig
Academic Board Member


Dr. Gordon Lucas
Academic Board Member


Dr. Donald McCain
Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business
Academic Board Member

Amanda McCluskey-Prieto
Academic Board Member


Dr. Sheri McKillop
Vice President of Academics
Academic Board Member


Fiorella Sist
Academic Board Member


Mike Sekerka
Academic Board Member


Tracy Pugh
Registrar of the University of Fredericton
Secretary of the Academic Board