Impact of Giving

UNB opens $1 million Shankar Computer Science Laboratory

UNB Newsroom

Posted: September 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

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: September 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM ADT

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: September 13, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

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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Frank and Julie McKenna establish scholarship for UNB students from Miramichi

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: August 10, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

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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UNB Announces Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship recipients for 2022-23

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Scholarships and Bursaries



From left to right: Katelyn LeBlanc, Kiersten Hamilton, Morgan Haslett, Ava Yerxa and Ruhamma Zaheeb. Photos: Submitted The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship at UNB Saint John. This year’s recipients are Kiersten Hamilton, Morgan Haslett, Katelyn LeBlanc, Ava Yerxa and Ruhamma Zaheeb. The Arthur...

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UNB announces 2022 Beaverbrook Scholars

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 29, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Scholarships and Bursaries



The University of New Brunswick is proud to announce the 2022 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 Mary Debly, Dominique Drost and Hearty Uy. The Beaverbrook Scholars Award is valued at $50,000 over four years and is awarded to outstanding...

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UNB and JDI announce 2022 leadership scholarship recipients

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Scholarships and Bursaries



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2022 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 with...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2022-23

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Scholarships and Bursaries



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 Emeritus Dr. Richard J. Currie, who was a Beaverbrook Scholar as a young man. Each year, the...

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Ukrainian Students Support Fund needs your help

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 26, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Creating Opportunities for Students



Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many of us have searched for ways we can help Ukrainians whose lives have been uprooted by war. At UNB, we have been exploring options for assistance we can offer as a university. The most direct way for our university to have an impact on this crisis is by supporting students. UNB has a longstanding and proud tradition of supporting students in need. The...

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UNB and McKenna Institute announce Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation

UNB Newsroom

Posted: May 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events, Donor Stories



The McKenna Institute and the University of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the launch of the Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation, funded by a $2.5-million commitment from Edward (Ed) and William (Bill) Barrett. Based within UNB Fredericton’s faculty of computer science, the Barrett Chair in Entrepreneurship for Digital Transformation will further the...

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UNB and McKenna Institute announce McKenna Fellow in Digital Education

UNB Newsroom

Posted: March 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: News and Events



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) announced the launch of the McKenna Fellow program and the appointment of the inaugural McKenna Fellow in Digital Education, Matt McGuire. The McKenna Fellow program supports collaboration across industry, academia and government, engaging stakeholders, faculty and graduate students to ensure good ideas are examined and...

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McKenna Scholars Program at UNB expands with gift from Dwight and Fay Fraser

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: February 10, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students, News and Events



The McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick announces that Dwight and Fay Fraser are contributing $100,000 to establish a scholarship for computer science students from Carleton County. The Dwight and Fay Fraser Scholarship, valued at $4,000 over four years, will be awarded to students enrolled in the bachelor of computer science or bachelor of science in computer science degree...

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Harvard dreams come true for UNB grad

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 24, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 21, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 19, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

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: January 6, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

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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