Together, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to celebrate the awarding of four scholarships to talented UNB students. The recipients of the JDI NB Scholarships at UNB are, from the Fredericton campus, Randi Watson of Hazelton, N.B., fourth-year computer science; and Kyle Wood of Moncton, N.B., second-year chemical… Read More »

Throughout the last 50 years, UNB Saint John has developed and maintained strong connections with the community of Saint John, and has contributed significantly to the cultural, economic and social well-being of the region. The 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held on April 30th, celebrated a half century of excellence at UNB Saint John while assuring… Read More »

Four University of New Brunswick students were awarded scholarships from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC). The EFC Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships annually to university and college students across the country. Among the winners were UNB’s own Jonah Tremblay, an electrical engineering student who won the Affiliated Distributors Electrical Industry Scholarship valued at $3,500; Ian Colwell, also an… Read More »

We know how much angry mail politicians are going to receive on the subject of EI reform. So we’d like to pose a couple of provocative questions: What if New Brunswickers do not need better Employment Insurance benefits? What if the people of this province would benefit more from better access to effective education?

Three political science students at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John want to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Thanks to their high academic performance and financial support from the Sandra Irving Scholarship, they’re well on their way. Peter Conley, Natalia Hicks and Adam James Reid have each been awarded… Read More »

Major Drilling Group International Inc. has donated $50,000 to the University of New Brunswick to establish the Major Drilling Group Scholarship for geology students. Mineral exploration and mining have long played a significant role in the province of New Brunswick and its economy. The industry provides hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, employs more… Read More »

A scholarship has been created at the University of New Brunswick in memory of Ashoki Sujanani (BSE SE, ’78), a highly respected and successful engineer nicknamed ‘Santa Shoki’ because of his giving nature. Sujanani passed away in November, 2010. The Ashoki Sujanani Scholarship is being spearheaded by Chris Gilliss (BBA ’75) and his wife, Karen… Read More »

The University of New Brunswick is the first public university in the province to join Project Hero, a program that provides a special four-year undergraduate award to children of Canada’s fallen soldiers. “Our soldiers make sacrifices every day for freedom and basic human rights,” said UNB President Eddy Campbell. “Many have made the ultimate sacrifice… Read More »

Amanda Bishop, a recent graduate at Rothesay High School, has spent most of her young life finding ways to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Her leadership in the classroom, in varsity sports and in the community made her a natural choice for this year’s Primrose Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.… Read More »

University of New Brunswick graduate students Julie Bull and Catherine Holtmann have each received a 2010 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, valued at $50,000 annually for up to three years. Ms. Bull is a PhD student in UNB’s interdisciplinary studies program. Her research is rooted in Aboriginal and rural health and education. In particular, it focuses… Read More »

Natalie Weigum and Nathan Wilbur are two UNB students who have been given a boost to pursue their research thanks to the 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) graduate scholarship competition. A total of 39 students on UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses were recently awarded scholarships from NSERC totalling more… Read More »

A bequest from a former faculty member at the University of New Brunswick will create scholarships for students in the bachelor of education program. The late Florence Swan donated $160,000 to support aspiring teachers from New Brunswick, with financial need, through the Florence Swan Memorial Scholarship fund. “Education was very important to her family,” said… Read More »

Twenty two students at the University of New Brunswick have achieved distinction as the 2010 recipients of the Sir Howard Douglas Award. The award recipients are all dean’s list students who volunteer their time and talent at the university, in their communities and around the world. “Sir Howard Douglas Scholars see opportunity where others see… Read More »