Impact of Giving

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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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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