New Brunswick activist passes away at 68

A New Brunswick Liberal activist who was the first woman to be promoted to full professor of English at UNB has died.

Wendy Robbins was a UNB professor in Fredericton and co-founder of Women's Studies.

She suffered a brain aneurysm April 12 and died in hospital Tuesday night.

She was 68.

Robbins developed a number of courses on women's writing and feminist approaches to literature.

Robbins was 68 and is survived by her two children and five grandchildren.

Her daughter tells The Daily Gleaner a party to celebrate her life will be held in the coming weeks.