University of New Brunswick and Carlisle Institute announce partnership to advance Business Education 2025 Initiative: TechNOW to feature Peter Lindfield, chair and chief executive officer of Carlisle Institute
March 25, 2015

++ Action Item: Watch for CATA CEO, John Reid's TechNOW interview of Carlisle Institute CEO, Peter Lindfield, also member, CATAAlliance Leadership Council regarding the new partnership, including how CATA is helping advance shared research mandates. Saint John, Canada, March 19, 2015 — The University of New Brunswick at Saint John and the Carlisle Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership aimed at furthering their complementary missions by creating the Business Education 2025 initiative.
Both organizations are committed to broadening and accelerating the development of innovative thinking and creating an agenda aimed at fostering open discussion, transparency and the amplification of fresh ideas insights and solutions for the business education challenges of the 21st century.
Under the agreement, UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute will support a number of joint initiatives in 2015 including four symposia designed to harness the new thinking that is crucial to responding to emerging global challenges. Under the new partnership, these activities — including the involvement of the business community and campus outreach — highlight the celebration of UNB Saint John‘s 50th anniversary. As the partnership develops, both institutions will consider additional joint activities to further their common mission.
“Both organizations are guided by the same respect for integrity and innovation in education. I think this partnership has enormous potential for the university to emphasize and build on its unique areas of strength,” says Dr. Gregory Fleet, UNB Saint John faculty of business assistant dean and Business Education 2025 co-chair.
“The partnership between UNB Saint John and Carlisle Institute is slated to be a very productive one. Each of us brings something different to the table – UNB Saint John with its focus on business education excellence and Carlisle Institute with its focus on rethinking the role of the university in supporting growth and prosperity. It’s an excellent fit,” says Peter Lindfield, chair and chief executive officer of Carlisle Institute and Business Education 2025 co-chair.
Carlisle Institute contact: Peter D. Lindfield Tel: 506.471.8389,

UNB Saint John contact: Dr. Greg Fleet Tel: 506.555.1212,


About the Carlisle Institute:
Carlisle Institute (CI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank and research centre focused on the impact of globalization on economic, political and social institutions in Canada. Founded in 2010, CI is supported by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements.
Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities in Canada and abroad.For more information, visit
About the University of New Brunswick:
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is one of Canada's oldest English-languageuniversities and one of the first public universities established in North America. Founded in 1785, the multi-campus institution is home to over 60 research centres and institutes, groups and ongoing projects. The university offers over 75 undergraduate and graduate programs in 100 disciplines. UNB has over 10,500 students from more than 100 countries, and several thousand more take UNB courses online and at partner institutions around the world. Recently named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university, UNB continues to be a leader in discovery and innovation while providing exceptional and transformative student experiences.
For more information, visit