However, despite extensive efforts on the part of successive bishops and the clergy, it was not until 1910 that the Basilian Fathers opened Saint Thomas College, a high school and junior college. This order relinquished administration to the Diocese of Chatham in 1923. The college obtained degree-granting status in 1934 and ceased to teach high school in 1961.
In 1960 the name was changed to Saint Thomas University and in 1964 it moved to Fredericton to occupy a portion of the campus of the UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK and to share some of the same facilities. The university grants undergraduate degrees in arts, journalism, social work and education and certificate programs in criminology and social justice, social work and gerontology. Research centres include the Atlantic Human Rights Centre and the Third Age Centre. About 2000 students are enrolled full-time and 300 part-time at Saint Thomas University.
Author BURTON GLENDENNING
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