Joy Kidd House

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Building Name: Joy W. Kidd House

Front of Joy Kidd House (formerly Lady Dunn Hall), 1965. UA PC 9a no. 9 (4).

Other Names: Kidd, Joy Kidd, DKT (Dunn-Kidd-Tibbits); Lady Dunn Hall

Civic Address: 42 Mackay Dr.

Sod Turning: 17 May 1961

Cornerstone Laying: [ca. 1961]

Opened for Use: 1998

Official Opening: 25 October 1998 (dedication and unveiling of plaque honouring Joy Kidd)

Architect: Larson and Larson

Named for: Joy Wells Kidd, the Dean of Women at UNBF from 1966-1985, being and advocate and advisor for female students living in residence, working for student self-government in the residence system, improved student services, and better athletic opportunities for women.

Renovations/changes/additions: Joy Kidd House was moved to its current location in 1998 when the female residences were reconfigured and the front of the existing building, once Lady Dunn Hall, was transformed into Kidd House, with the remaining space divided into two smaller halls for women students, Tibbits Hall and Lady Dunn Hall.

Plaque Inscription: Joy W. Kidd House Named in honour of Joy W. Kidd (1919-1990), the University's longest serving Dean of Women (1966-1985). Beloved by generations of students and a dedicated advocate for women and contributor to their residence life, she actively supported diversity in residence lifestyles and improved services for off-campus students. This residence occupies the former site of Lady Dun Hall, moved nearby in 1998 when the entire complex was reconfigured to better meet student residents' needs.

Notes: Joy Kidd House occupies the former Lady Dunn Hall building. Lady Dunn Hall was moved in 1998 when the entire women's residence complex was reconfigured to better meet residents' needs. It is a co-ed residence.


  • UA Case 122; Section 3; Lady Dunn Hall
  • Plaque inscription: University of New Brunswick Public Relations Department Photograph Collection; Series 2; Sub-series 4; File 765; Item 32.

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