Singer Hall

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Building Name: Ethel Singer Hall

Artist's rendering of Singer Hall, 1987. PR; Series 2; Sub-series 4; File 819; Item 4.

Other Names: Singer Hall

Civic Address: 7 Macaulay Lane

Sod Turning: [1986?]

Cornerstone Laying: [ca.1987]

Opened for Use: September 1987

Official Opening: 17 October 1987 by William Quartermain and Helen Scott (BA'20)

Architect: Mott, Myles and Chatwin

Named for: Ethel Frances Singer (BA'35, MA'37), the first Jewish woman to graduate from UNB. Added to the Tilley and Carleton Hall complex through her sister, Sade Rebecca Singer, along with funds from the province, alumni, and friends.

Renovations/changes/additions: Unknown

Plaque Inscription: Ethel Frances Singer Hall Ethel Frances Singer, B.A.'35, M.A.'38, was the first Jewish woman to graduate from the University of New Brunswick. This building was erected in her memory through the generosity of her sister, Sadie Rebecca Singer. Ethel Singer was born in Sussex, N.B., and died on November 8, 1961, in Moncton, N.B., at the age of forty six.

Notes: The building, a four-storey extension to the south wall of Tilley Hall, is home to the Faculty of Administration and the Department of Economics, with room for office space, classrooms, and computer labs. It brought together for the first time all of the faculty and staff of the Administration Faculty, which had previously been spread across the Fredericton campus. A time capsule was placed in Singer Hall in June 1987, containing mementos of the year, including a solar powered calculator and a computer disk with a message for those opening the capsule in fifty years.

Named Spaces: Laboratoire Laurier Melanson, A published novelist, Laurier Melanson was professor of French at UNB from 1973-1995 and was chair of the department 1990-1995. He was instrumental in obtaining the funds to build the two computer labs for the purposes of computer assisted language teaching.


  • Leroux, John. Building A University: The Architecture of UNB. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2010, p. 115.
  • UA Case 123; Section 3, Box 2; Singer Hall.
  • Plaque inscription: University of New Brunswick Public Relations Department Photograph Collection; Series 2; Sub-series 4; File 819; Item 5.

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