Glacial Boulder

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Name of Structure: Glacial Boulder

View of the front of the Glacial Boulder during the unveiling ceremony on May 11, 1953. UA RG 350; Series 8; Sub-series 1; File 6, Box 3, Vol 3, GRAD4.

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Location: In front of the Forestry and Geology Building

Date Unveiled: 11 May 1953 by Laurestine Bailey


Named for: James Robb and Loring Woart Bailey, former professors of UNB

Event/Occasion/Significance: Founders of science tradition at UNB commemorated by plaque

Plaque Inscription/ Text Associated: Glacial Boulder Carried by ice from Northwestern New Brunswick during the glacial period. Excavated from the campus and placed here in recognition of the pioneer studies in geology carried on by James Robb and Loring Woart Bailey, former professors of natural science at this university.

Notes: The monument was unveiled by Miss Laurestine Bailey, daughter of the Loring Woart Bailey, in honour of her father and Dr. James Robb, two former distinguished professors of UNB. James Robb was Chair of Chemistry and Natural Science at the University of New Brunswick, from 1837 to 1861. Loring Bailey, Robb's successor, taught various natural science courses at the university from 1861 to 1907. Bailey and Robb pioneered studies in natural history and made extensive contributions to scientific development and application at UNB. The pair was considered to be the founders of the strong scientific tradition at the university.


  • The Alumni News v. 7, no. 4 (June 1953): 3
  • Plaque inscription: University of New Brunswick Public Relations Department Photograph Collection; Series 2; Sub-series 3; File 721; Item 31.
  • UA Case 121, Section 2.

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