Impact of Giving

2021-22 Schulich Scholars Announced

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries, News and Events



Matthew Toms-Zuberec and Julien Haché have been named The University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship for 2021-22. Schulich Leaders represent the most promising entrepreneurial-minded STEM students in the country. Each year, 50 Schulich Leaders are selected from a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada. The Schulich Foundation,...

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UNB Announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2021-22

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Colby Arsenault, Benjamin Talbot and Patrick Talbot.The Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship, valued at $40,000 over four years, recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, community...

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UNB announces 2021 Beaverbrook Scholars

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, rewarding New Brunswick’s most exceptional students for their academic abilities and community involvement. This year’s recipients are Bailey Desjardins, Haley Prosser and Marika Wesselius. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to...

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UNB and JDI announce 2021 leadership scholarship recipients

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB.  Valued at $10,000 per year and renewable for up to four years, the J.D. Irving, Limited NB Leadership Scholarship at UNB is one of the university's most prestigious awards.  “Supporting capable young New Brunswickers...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2021-22

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries, News and Events



Pictured, from left, are Safe AbuJayyab, Jordan Cole, Declan Hartery and Megan Kinch.   Four outstanding high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie Undergraduate 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...

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There's no place like home to provide nursing care

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries, News and Events



Pictured, from left, are Ellie Doggett, Mallory Crossley and Rebecca Lyons. Photo: Submitted Mallory Crossley always knew that she wanted to be a nurse. From a tender age, the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus student had a strong desire to help others and was drawn to the caring profession.   “My decision to do nursing was solidified when my grandmother was...

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New soccer scholarship honours life of UNB prof

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: March 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM ADT

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: February 3, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 26, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 22, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Donor Stories, News and Events, Faculty and Staff Giving



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: January 14, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 5, 2021 12:00:00 AM AST

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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