Impact of Giving

UNB advancing artificial intelligence and data science with $2.5 million commitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Nov 24, 2022

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus Dick Carpenter (BA’72) and the McKenna Institute are pleased to announce a gift of $2.5 million to advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science at UNB. AI and data science have become essential elements in the creation of effective digital products and services. AI depends on large data sets for developing reliable...

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November 29 is Giving Tuesday

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Nov 22, 2022

Category: News and Events



November 29 is Giving Tuesday, a day to celebrate the generosity of our donors. Thanks to UNB supporters, our students have opportunities to succeed with scholarships and bursaries, library resources and more. Watch current Alumni Legacy Scholarship recipient, Emma Stephen, tell us what it means to receive support from UNB alumni. To celebrate our tradition of alumni giving back, we hope to see...

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UNB announces $1.25 million commitment to digital education for economically disadvantaged communities

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Category: News and Events , Donor Stories



The Joyce Family Foundation and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce a gift of $1.25 million in support of The Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program. The gift will be used to create The Promise Partnership Digital Literacy Initiative. This initiative will see UNB’s successful Promise Partnership peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring program...

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UNB announces $2.8 million commitment to benefit students

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Oct 5, 2022

Category: News and Events , Donor Stories



The estate of Jack and Eileen Iwanicki and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce a gift of $2.8 million in support of students and faculty. It is among the largest gifts ever made to UNB from a faculty member. The gift was committed as a bequest by UNB professor Jack A. Iwanicki, who taught philosophy on the Fredericton campus for 31 years. The bequest includes support for...

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UNB names Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Oct 4, 2022

Category: News and Events



The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Kent has been named the inaugural Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation. Based within UNB’s faculty of computer science, the Barrett Chair will advance the faculty’s mission while furthering its shared goals with the McKenna Institute to drive...

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UNB opens $1 million Shankar Computer Science Laboratory

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 28, 2022

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million to establish the Shankar Computer Science Laboratory. The 1,900 square foot state-of-the art laboratory was created through the generous support of alumnus Subramonian Shankar. It includes 74 workstation class machines and, in an historic first for UNB, an additional 70 machines with infrastructure allowing access...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB grows with $300,000 gift from John Khoury

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 15, 2022

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events , Scholarships and Bursaries


John Khoury The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from John Khoury to support women and Indigenous students studying in UNB’s faculty of computer science. The most recent addition to the prestigious McKenna Scholars Program at UNB, the John Khoury Scholarships are valued at $15,000 each. They will be awarded annually to four...

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UNB and Irving Oil announce $2-million commitment to benefit students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: Sep 13, 2022

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



Photos: (L-R) Estella Calderon, Veronica Garcia, Kaley Paul and Chani Salomon.   Irving Oil and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are pleased to announce student support totalling $2 million, including the establishment of $40,000 scholarships as well as bursaries to help more young people access education.  The $2-million gift was committed by Irving Oil as part of...

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Students at The University of New Brunswick receive Canada’s largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Aug 29, 2022

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



– Universities announce their 2022 Schulich Leaders, winning $100,000 or $80,000 scholarships for undergraduate study –Two students have been named The University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. For the third year in a row, an additional 50...

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Frank and Julie McKenna establish scholarship for UNB students from Miramichi

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: Aug 10, 2022

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



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has announced a $300,000 gift from The Hon. Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, QC, and Julie McKenna to establish the Frank McKenna Computer Science Scholarship at UNB.Awarded to students from Miramichi-area high schools and valued at up to $15,000, the Frank McKenna Computer Science Scholarship is the latest addition to the prestigious...

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