Previous/other names: Young Women's Christian Association
Prominent date(s) of activity: 1899 -
History: When UNB first organized a YWCA branch in 1899, there were fifteen female students attending the university; ten of those students participated in the organization.
Because a major goal of the organization was to phase out the practice of "hazing" at universities, this was the first year at UNB that female frosh were greeted with a welcome reception, rather than undergoing initiation.
Activities: The group held Bible classes, monthly missionary meetings, guest lectures, Freshmen welcoming receptions, Seniors' farewell meetings, and joint meetings with the YMCA.
Note(s): In 1907 the group sent a college exibit to the World YWCA convention in Tokyo, Japan. They received a card from the Secretary of the YWCA of Canada stating that theirs was the best of all exhibits sent by Canadian colleges.
- UA Case 173.
- University Monthly, vol. 18, no. 6, March 1899, p. 155.
- University Monthly, vol. 20, no. 3, December 1900, p. 73.
- University Monthly, vol. 26, no. 3, January 1907, p. 98.
- University Monthly, vol. 27, no. 6-7, April 1908, p. 200.
- UA RG 365.
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