Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

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Building Name: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research
Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre (MMFC) exterior in winter, 1999. PR; Series 2; Sub-series 3; File 641; Item 2.

Other Names: Family Violence Research Centre (FVRC)

Sod Turning: 1998

Cornerstone Laying: Unknown

Opened for Use: Unknown

Official Opening: 4 February 1999

Architect: Ed Goguen (Goguen/Smyth Architects Ltd.)

Named for: Muriel McQueen Fergusson, first women city councillor in Fredericton, first woman deputy mayor, first woman speaker in the Canadian Senate (1972) who lobbied for social justice for women and children.

Renovations/changes/additions: Unknown

Notes: The three-storey building provides 4,600 square-feet of office space and conference rooms. The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research was originally housed in the Alden Nowlan House from 1992-1999. The Centre was founded in 1992 under the auspices of UNB's Faculty of Arts, and is comprised of researchers working to educate, reduce, and eventually eradicate family violence.

Source(s):

  • UA Case 123; Section 1; Chronological Listing of Buildings
  • UA Case 123; Section 3; Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre
  • UA Case 123; Section 3; Alden Nowlan House.


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