Impact of Giving

New soccer scholarship honours life of UNB prof

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts


The late Dr. Gary Worrell (BPE '75) found tremendous pride in helping countless UNB Saint John students who benefited from his compassionate guidance. He spent his entire 41-year professional career at UNB Saint John, where  his memory will continue to live on.  To honour his memory, Gary’s wife, Sue, along with their family and friends have established the Dr. Gary Worrell...

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Trailblazer Abbey Alexander exemplifies Primrose Scholars’ commitment to excellence

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Scholarships and Bursaries , News and Events



Over the past 20 years, 38 UNB Saint John students have benefited from the Primrose Scholarships, generously supported by Arthur Irving (DLitt '09) and Sandra Irving (BA '95, DLitt '09). The students who are selected to be Primrose Scholars are among UNB’s most outstanding. They are academic achievers, athletes and accomplished community leaders.  A perfect example of a Primrose...

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Pretium Resources Inc. and Dr. Robert Quartermain establish new scholarship at UNB

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Category: News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries



Pretium Resources Inc. (“Pretivm”), in conjunction with UNB alumnus Dr. Robert Quartermain, is investing a combined $125,000 at the University of New Brunswick (“UNB”) to establish the Pretium Resources Graduate Scholarship in the department of earth sciences. The scholarship, valued at $5,000, will be awarded annually to an outstanding earth sciences graduate student,...

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Support for student success

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Feb 3, 2021

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Scholarships and Bursaries



New Brunswick is a long way from Bangladesh, but graduate student Mehedee Siddiquee says the research opportunities at UNB were a compelling reason to make the journey. Mehedee is in his second year at UNB’s Fredericton campus, where he is engaged in research studying the recruitment and retention of immigrants to New Brunswick. He is writing a master’s dissertation on the subject,...

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Newest Schulich Leaders find success despite pandemic

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 26, 2021

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries



UNB’s newest Schulich Leaders are finding ways to succeed in a first year like no other. Stephen White of Saint John, NB, and Jessica Dean of Bedford, NS, are the University of New Brunswick’s 2020-21 recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Launched in 2012 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages...

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90-year-old scientist paves way for future researchers

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 22, 2021

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events ,



When asked, Dr. Friedrich (Fritz) Grein will concede that he is a “good researcher.” His extraordinary record shows that “good” is an understatement. Professor Emeritus in the department of chemistry, Dr. Grein remains an active researcher after 60 years with the University of New Brunswick. Having generously established two research awards at the University of New...

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Supporting UNB – a family tradition

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Category: Donor Stories , Creating Opportunities for Students , Alumni Annual Giving



A family’s tradition of studying at UNB has grown into a tradition of supporting UNB. Both Gary Lawson (BBA 1976, LLB 1979) and his daughter Sarah Birch (BBA 2001, LLB 2004) studied at UNB’s Saint John campus for their undergraduate degrees, and both went on to complete law degrees at UNB’s Law School. In fact, Sarah’s sister is also a UNB graduate, like many of...

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A legacy of love

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Jan 5, 2021

Category: Donor Stories , Scholarships and Bursaries , Alumni Annual Giving , Bequests , Creating Opportunities for Students , Tribute Gifts



Marilyn Garland considered herself “small but mighty.” A force to be reckoned with, she easily held her own in the company of UNB’s basketball teams, which she so loved. A steadfast donor to UNB during her life, upon her death in 2018 Marilyn (BT 1979) left the university a generous bequest of $100,000, divided evenly between an athletics scholarship for New Brunswick students...

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New education awards honour late dean Ann Sherman

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Dec 23, 2020

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Donor Stories , News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries , Tribute Gifts



Students in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the faculty’s late dean Dr. Ann Sherman, thanks to a generous commitment of $400,000 from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation in support of early childhood education. The gift supports the annual awarding of four undergraduate Dr. Ann Sherman Scholarships in Early...

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Community builder gives back

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Dec 1, 2020

Category: Alumni Annual Giving , Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students



Ms. Morrell would like to respectfully acknowledge the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land on which she lives and works. Third-year psychology student Ashlee Morrell is a very busy person. Ashlee, the 2019-20 recipient of the Craig S. Haynes Award for Distinguished Community Builders, would have full days by any measure, with full-time paid employment on top of a full course...

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