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About Paul Mazerolle

Paul Mazerolle

At UNB, our people make this institution exceptional. The past four years have been a period of fast-paced transition and growth for our university. During this time, the UNB community came together to overcome the challenges created by COVID-19 and make progress on a new strategic vision for our university — UNB Toward 2030. Together we have grown our enrolment, balanced our budget and increased opportunities for our students through new programs and partnerships.

Every faculty, department, unit and group on our campuses have worked to advance our vision. From winning awards for our sustainability coordination and putting our words into action to move forward on our path to Truth and Reconciliation we are making progress.

With a shared desire to heighten the academic experience for all our students, we developed and implemented a new academic leadership structure and began to integrate administrative functions as we transition to one university.

I was honoured to be appointed for a second term (starting July 1, 2024) as the President and Vice-Chancellor of UNB. I am committed to continuing to invest in UNB’s people so they can grow professionally, and we can develop the future leaders of tomorrow. I know that universities can change the world and I am optimistic for what the future will bring for the university and the province where my academic journey began.

With kind regards,

Paul Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

About President Mazerolle

Dr. Paul Mazerolle (BA’89) is the 19th president and vice-chancellor of the University of New Brunswick.

Prior to his appointment to UNB in July 2019, Dr. Mazerolle was pro vice-chancellor (arts, education and law, 2009-19), provost for Mount Gravatt campus (2009-19) and the director of the violence research and prevention program (2006-19) at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He was also director of Research and Prevention at the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission (2002-2005) and head of the criminology program at the University of Queensland (2000-2006).

An active scholar in criminology, Dr. Mazerolle has led several funded research projects examining processes that shape offending behaviour across the life-course. His primary focus is in building knowledge on violence to inform theories, advance understanding and improve policy and practices to reduce or prevent violence.

Dr. Mazerolle is a past editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is the founding co-editor (with Tara McGee) of the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. He has published widely on topics including understanding and preventing different forms of homicide, including Intimate partner homicide and femicide, police attitudes and responses to domestic violence and youth violence.

Dr. Mazerolle obtained his bachelor of arts in sociology from UNB in 1989. He went on to complete his master’s degree in criminal justice at Northeastern University in 1990 and his PhD in criminology at the University of Maryland in 1995.

A proud native of New Brunswick, having grown up in Fredericton, he returned to New Brunswick and UNB with the goal helping his alma mater create positive change in the province and world.

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