Doris Ryan

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Dr. Doris Ryan, 1992. PR; Series 2; Sub-series 4; File 793; Item 4.

Dr. Doris Ryan began her term as Vice-President at UNB Saint John on 1 January 1988, the first woman to be appointed to the position and at that time, one of only a few female university VPs in Canada. Previous to her appointment in Saint John, she was the Assistant Director of Field Services and Research at the Ontario Insititute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto. An American by birth, Ryan studied at Oklahoma State University (BSc 1956), State University of NY at Buffalo (MEd 1965) and at the University of Chicago (PhD 1969).

Dr. Ryan retired from UNB in 1994 after a six year tenure characterized by much progress: the development of new programs, the securing of additional funding, overseeing the construction of Philip W. Oland Hall and the Sir James Dunn Residence to facilitate an ever-increasing enrolment, and forging stronger links to the Saint John community.


  • University Perspectives, vol. 14, no. 1, September 1987, p. 3.
  • University Perspectives (Alumni edition), vol. 14, no. 1, Fall 1987, p. 3.
  • Montague, Susan. A Pictorial History of the University of New Brunswick. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, 1992, p. 215.
  • UA Case 137; Section 4.

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