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Dr. Sue Nichols Becomes Professor Emerita at University of New Brunswick

At the University of New Brunswick’s 185th Encaenia on 29 May 2014, GGE’s Dr. Sue Nichols was awarded the rank of professor emerita in recognition of her distinguished career at the university.

According to university regulations, “Distinguished service shall consist of teaching performance recognized by colleagues and students to be of exceptional merit, extensive research and publication of unusually high quality, contribution to the administration and development of the university of a creative kind, or a combination of some or all of these, and a record of professional conduct that indicates fair and ethical treatment of students and other members of the academic community.”

Dr. Nichols is widely regarded as an expert in land administration, gender rights and access to land, aboriginal and first nations’ ownership rights, maritime policy and marine boundary delimitation, and land registry reform.

Her expertise in land administration systems and user requirements was recognized and sought by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other international development organizations, and she brought several important international training programs in land administration to UNB.

And amongst many other accomplishments, she was the first female president of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and is the past-chair of the Canadian National Committee for the International Federation of Surveyors.

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