Forestry and Geology Building

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Building Name: Forestry and Geology Building

Forestry and Geology Building, 1947. UA PC 9 no. 28 (1).

Other Names: FNG

Civic Address: 2 Bailey Dr.

Sod Turning: May 1929

Cornerstone Laying: 1929

Opened for Use: September 1930

Official Opening: 12 May 1931 (dedication) by then Premier J.B.M Baxter ; 25 October 1972 (dedication of research wing)

Architect: H. Claire Mott

Named for: Housing the Faculty of Forestry and Department of Geology.

Renovations/changes/additions: In fourth floor added in 1947/1948. The MacKenzie Research Wing, a four story extension wing, was opened in January 1970 and was built to serve teaching and research purposes, including laboratories and classroom space. A.L. McAllister Conference Room dedicated to Dr. McAllister (12 September 2003)

Notes: Home to the Department of Forestry, Forest Engineering, Entomology, Geology and Geophysics. Originally built at 30,000 square feet and 156 feet by 86 feet, construction on an addition to the building was halted for a week in 1969 when a labour dispute caused members of the International Union of Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers to walk off the job.

Named Spaces: Graham MacKenzie Research Wing, Graham S. MacKenzie was appointed head of the Department of Geology in 1937. His explorations led to the discovery of a major ore body in the Bathurst region. His expertise in the study of economic geology made a lasting impact on the geology of the department which he chaired for over twenty years.

McAllister Reading Room (110), Arnold L. McAllister was an economic geologist working in northern New Brunswick when he was hired to come to the geology department where he served from 1952-1984, including 10 years as department head.

Quartermain Centre for Earth Sciences, Robert Quartermain, originally from St. Stephen, was named president of Silver Standard Resources in 1985. In 2006 he announced announced a donation to the Geology Department to establish the Quartermain Centre to include new laboratories, project rooms, and integrated classrooms with state of the art equipment.


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  • Montague, Susan. A Pictorial History of the University of New Brunswick. University of New Brunswick, 1992, p. 73.
  • UA Case 123, Box 1.
  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), July 1969 - September 1969.
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