Claude Roussel, Man of Science
Name of Structure: Man of Science
Other Names: Man of Progress
Location: In front of the Alumni Memorial Building
Date Unveiled: 14 May 1963
Artist/Creator: Claude Roussel
Named for: N/A
Plaque Inscription/Text Associated: The artist is a native of Edmundston, N.B.
Notes: A Canada Council grant helped make possible the commissioning of this sculpture. It consists of a concrete frame, stained glass, plaster and metal. The sculpture stands about eight feet tall. Present at the unveiling were special guests Michael Wardell, New Brunswick's representative on the Canada Council, and artist Claude Roussel. During his speech at the unveiling ceremony, Wardell describes Roussel's sense of "biculturalism" and his strides in the way of cultural harmony. He also congratulated Roussel for being the first Acadian to establish a national reputation as an artist. The piece was first installed behind the Old Arts Building but was moved into the Sculpture Garden in 1990.
- UA Case 121, Section 2.
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