Keirstead Hall

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Building Name: Wilfred Keirstead Hall

Keirstead Hall courtyard entrance, [1971?]. PR; Series 2; Sub-series 2; File 499; Item 1. Photo credit: Joe Stone and Son Ltd.

Other Names: Keirstead Hall, Psychology Building

Civic Address: 38 Dineen Dr.

Sod Turning: 1967

Cornerstone Laying: 16 May 1968 by Burton S. Keirstead, son of Wilfred Keirstead.

Opened for Use: 1968

Official Opening: 1968

Architect: Larson and Larson

Named for: Wilfred Currier Keirstead, graduate and professor of UNB (philosophy, education, and social sciences) from 1908 until his death in 1944.

Renovations/changes/additions: Unknown

Notes: Keirstead Hall is the home of the Department of Psychology.

Named Spaces: Dr. Florence T. Snodgrass Lounge (105), Professor Florence T. Snodgrass became the first chair of the Psychology Department at UNB in 1951. Snodgrass had a lifelong commitment to higher education and specifically to the recognition and support of students in psychology.


  • Leroux, John. Building A University: The Architecture of UNB. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2010, p. 87-88.
  • UA Case 123; Section 3, Box 1.
  • Alumni News, vol. 22, no. 2, Summer 1968.

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