New Brunswick Black History Society

Brian Carty

Brian Carty


Fredericton, NB

Athlete, Social Worker, Professor

Brian Carty was a natural leader showing promise in both athletics and academics. He was the President of his graduating class and Captain of the Fredericton High Black Kats basketball team. He led the Kats to the 1981 AAA Championship against the Saint John High Greyhounds. Carty completed a Bachelor of Social Work at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, and a Master of Social Work at Carleton University, Ottawa. In 1986 he was selected to participate at the YMCA Leadership Institute, a two-year volunteer program that brought students across the world to the United Nations. He worked as an employment counsellor and maintained ties with the YM/YWCA and other youth programs in the province. Carty began teaching part-time at Saint Thomas University in 2003 and became a full time Assistant Professor of Social Work in 2008. Carty’s exceptional abilities as a professor earned him a nomination for the STU Teaching Award in 2011. Submitting his doctoral dissertation mere weeks before his tragic passing, the University of New Brunswick posthumously awarded Carty his PhD in 2017. A staunch social advocate and an educator, he challenged the system and led students to understand that personal agency could bring about structural change.


UNB Art Centre

EST. 1765

UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK College of Extended Leaming

In conjunction with: Bi-campus Standing Committee on Equity,

Diversity, Inclusion & Human Rights