Impact of Giving

Harvard dreams come true for UNB grad

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 24, 2022

Category: News and Events



Jackson Weir is living the dream at Harvard University where he has recently enrolled in the biological and biomedical PhD program months after graduating with honours from the University of New Brunswick.Growing up in Saint John, Jackson often had what he called a “distant dream” about attending Harvard but it was his highly successful undergraduate years on UNB’s Fredericton...

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Schulich Leaders reflect on first semester

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 21, 2022

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , News and Events


UNB’s newest Schulich Leaders are both grateful to the Schulich Leaders Network for helping them adjust to university life. Julien Hache of Chelmsford, NB, and Matthew Toms-Zuberec of Calgary, AB, are the University of New Brunswick’s 2021-22 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Launched in 2012 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich,...

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50 years of giving

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 19, 2022

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



His UNB education changed his life, so for 50 years Gordon Tracy Alexander (BScE ’48) has shown his gratitude by giving back to UNB.Gordon came to UNB in 1944, aged 17, from a tiny school in Fredericton Junction. He credits the Lord Beaverbook Entrance Scholarship with opening the door to a university education, giving him the opportunity to fulfil his dream of becoming a civil...

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Research for a better tomorrow

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 6, 2022

Category: Innovation , News and Events , Tribute Gifts



What makes the UNB experience unique? For student Sarah Lunney, it is the opportunity to pursue studies with the potential to generate real impact at the community level.  In 2020-21, Sarah became the inaugural recipient of the Rosemary Aicher Health & Environment Research Experience (HERE) Award. The award enables UNB Saint John students...

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Frank McKenna to honour Georgio Gaudet with donation to UNB

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Dec 17, 2021

Category: News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick announces that The Hon. Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, QC, F.ICD, will honour long-time New Brunswick public servant Georgio Gaudet with a $100,000 donation to support women studying in the faculty of computer science at UNB. Gaudet began his extraordinary career in 1964 as a social worker for the New Brunswick Department of Youth and...

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A history scholarship endowed for the future

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Dec 13, 2021

Category: Bequests , News and Events , Donor Stories , Tribute Gifts



Professor Tom Evans was passionate about teaching history, and thanks to a scholarship he established in his parents’ names, generations of students will benefit from that passion.Born and raised in Fredericton, Tom completed his bachelor of arts in history at UNB in 1960, taking part in many campus activities. His entry from UNB’s Up the Hill yearbook said of Tom, “his quiet...

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Being a part of change

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Dec 9, 2021

Category: News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries



Peyton Juhnke is focused on building a better future for Indigenous Peoples.Peyton, who was UNB Fredericton’s Valedictorian for the Class of 2021, graduated in May with a bachelor of philosophy in interdisciplinary leadership from Renaissance College. A dean’s list student throughout her degree, she was also one of the Indigenous co-representatives for the Renaissance College...

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Thank You Thursday

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Dec 2, 2021

Category: Alumni Annual Giving , News and Events



We are humbled by the support of UNB alumni on Giving Tuesday. We had hoped for a record-breaking day of online giving – we not only broke our record, thanks to alumni like you we more than doubled our previous record of individual Giving Tuesday donations. Thank you!Donors supported a variety of projects, with gifts to the Alumni Legacy Scholarship totaling $7,240. Thanks...

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Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation contributions give UNB a competitive advantage

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Nov 29, 2021

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



Building on a longstanding reputation in leading research, entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of New Brunswick, the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons and Rose Garden are now officially open. With a $6.4-million gift from the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, these newly constructed spaces create interdisciplinary and multifunctional learning and gathering spaces on...

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UNB celebrates 10th anniversary of Schulich Leader Scholarships

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Category: News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries



Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship program, has been supporting Canada’s top entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators for 10 years. One hundred undergraduate scholarships are awarded annually across 20 Canadian universities, with a value of $100,000 or $80,000 per award. To mark this milestone, we’re...

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