Impact of Giving

Student Fundraiser Connects with Alumni Amid COVID-19

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: October 28, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Brennan Marks is a student of Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies at UNB’s Renaissance College in Fredericton. As a former recipient of the Associated Alumni Scholarship, Brennan has experienced first-hand the impact of giving on student success. He loves talking to alumni and others about his experiences at UNB, and his passion and gratitude have led him to work as Student Fundraiser...

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New campus fund celebrates legacy of community building

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni Annual Giving, News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



UNB Saint John has launched a new fund to foster the sense of community between students living in residence and those living off-campus. The Beckett Campus Community Fund celebrates and builds upon the legacy of Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett, two key figures in the campus's growth. The donor-driven Beckett Campus Community Fund will provide opportunities for students to remain...

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother's name

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries, Creating Opportunities for Students, Alumni Annual Giving, News and Events, Tribute Gifts



When brothers William (BA 1974, MA 1982) and Graeme (BBA 1987) MacKinnon decided to honour their late mother Audrey, they knew it had to be in support of students. Audrey did not attend university herself, though she had very much wanted to. When she graduated from Plaster Rock Superior School in 1942, the eldest of seven children, she knew that university would place too much financial...

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Foundation extends support for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: August 25, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation will continue its support of UNB’s Beaverbrook Scholars Award for a further two years, matching donations from Beaverbrook Scholars to a maximum of $100,000 per year. This will bring the foundation’s total contribution to the award to $500,000 over five years. In 2018, the foundation announced a commitment to match gifts to the award up to...

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New residence honours trailblazing couple

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students, News and Events, Innovation, Tribute Gifts



UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’ history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon research...

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My exciting year on the Fredericton campus

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Alumni Annual Giving, News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



As I look back on this very unusual semester, I am so grateful to be a UNB student. Thanks in large part to supportive alumni like you and the UNB Alumni Legacy Award, I have been able to make the most of attending university in challenging times. My scholarship allowed me to take advantage of more experiential learning opportunities on campus. Thanks to small class sizes and the ability to get...

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My four years at UNB Saint John

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students, News and Events, Alumni Annual Giving



It is finally here: the feeling I have been working towards for four years now. As I handed in my last assignment, I couldn’t help but think about what the last four years here at UNB Saint John have looked like. I'll always fondly remember the bus trips to away games with the Seawolves soccer team - and even the late nights I spent studying and doing the work I never quite got finished...

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Happy Birthday Lord Beaverbrook!

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 25, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events


Today, May 25, we celebrate the 141st birthday of one of New Brunswick's most generous philanthropists and the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Beaverbrook Scholarships he established at UNB. Tune into the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's Facebook page to watch UNB doctoral candidate, John Leroux, as he takes us through Beaverbrook's fascinating history at UNB and the Beaverbrook Art...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2020-21

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Four high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established in 2004 by one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists, UNB Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high...

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COVID-19 Student Relief Fund: Report

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



Eight weeks ago, UNB President Paul Mazerolle established the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund. Thanks in large part to the generosity of donors like you, $711,163 has already been granted to 2,221 students in need, helping them finish out their semester and in some cases, meet their final degree requirements. We in Financial Aid have seen the impact of your generosity firsthand, and we...

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A letter on behalf of students affected by COVID-19

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



My name is Patrick Hickey, fourth-year bachelor of science student and president of the Students’ Representative Council on UNB’s Saint John campus. I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on some of the ways my fellow UNB students are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Many students on both campuses have lost their part-time and summer employment because of COVID-19. As I am...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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


Jessica Dean of Bedford, N.S., and Stephen White of Saint John, N.B., have been named the University of New Brunswick’s newest recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships for 2020-21. Launched in 2012 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science,...

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UNB alumni match COVID-19 Student Relief Fund donations

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Dear Alumni, In these uncertain times, I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. As you may be aware, last month UNB’s president Paul Mazerolle created a special COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to support students who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The response from students has been overwhelming. The need for these funds to help ease the...

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The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 8, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



Support the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund today. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation of urgent financial need among UNB’s students. In response to this crisis, President Paul Mazerolle has created the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to help support UNB students who have been directly impacted, particularly those far from home and in isolation on campus. Students have...

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Making health care more accessible

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: March 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events, Alumni Annual Giving, Innovation



After completing her doctoral studies in Demography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), Dr. Anat Ziv knew she wanted to make her primary research focus the health status of the working age population. Thanks to the Purdy Crawford/Stephen Jarislowsky Postdoctural Fellow in Health Policy, she was able to do that by coming to the University of New Brunswick.Drawing in part on data from...

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A dedication to students

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: February 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

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



Catherine Sutherland (BA '78, BBA '94) has a long history of commitment to UNB, and she has ensured that dedication will continue for years to come.   A UNB family Catherine comes from a UNB family, and because her father didn’t finish his degree at UNB, it was important to him that Catherine had the opportunity to finish hers. Like her late husband Gerald, Catherine came from humble...

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Brothers and business scholars

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: February 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

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



For two brothers from Saint Andrews, the true connection to each other was cemented halfway around the world.For approximately 18 months, Blake and Kent Ross toured Australia, a low-budget, post-high school adventure that sometimes involved living out of their car while they worked odd jobs. It taught them about life, helped them realize their goals and allowed them to gain a greater...

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Building a better New Brunswick

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events, Innovation



One of many new initiatives Dr. Herb Emery has spearheaded in his three plus years as the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, the recently established Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) will be an invaluable resource in the Chair’s efforts to inform policy development in the region. The Institute will help government and members of the public better understand the factors...

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Driving change for women at UNB

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Innovation, Creating Opportunities for Students, News and Events



What started as a simple conversation about biology midterms has turned into a defining conference for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University of New Brunswick.   Girls STEM Up Jill Lamb (BSc ’19), who chaired the J.D. Irving, Limited, 2019 Girls STEM Up Conference, believes the event sparked an important discussion on gender inequity in the STEM...

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