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 for the past two years. Brennan is an active member of the UNB community, and his interest in people...

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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 engaged on campus after classes, with potential activities ranging from games nights and intramural...

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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 hardship on her parents. Instead, she enrolled in secretarial school and learned skills that would prove...

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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 to know my instructors, I was offered a teaching assistant position this past semester with Valerie...

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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 on the bus! My life has changed so much in the last four years, and I have this school and everyone...

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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 hardships many now confront is real and urgent. We at the UNB Associated Alumni have been touched and...

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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 national health surveys, Dr. Ziv is illuminating the main obstacles to health care access and...

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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 appreciation for Canada. It’s a unique bond that continued to flourish at UNB Saint John, where both...

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Celebrating GivingTuesday at UNB!

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: December 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

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



It's GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, Dec. 3, UNB is joining the 24-hour, worldwide fundraising effort celebrating philanthropy! Thanks to support from donors like you, our students have more opportunities to succeed with scholarships and bursaries, library resources and more. Be a part of GivingTuesday We asked alumni why they give and here is what they said: John: "My wife and I graduated from UNB in 1986 and 1987 respectively and then began our professional careers to obtain our Chartered...

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University of New Brunswick graduate credits Beaverbrook Scholarship for extensive involvement

Development & Donor Relations

Posted: May 31, 2019 12:00:00 PM ADT

Category: Alumni Annual Giving , Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students , Donor Stories



Back in late spring on the UNB Fredericton campus, the mid-morning sun broke the lingering crispness in the air as Hannah Meneley juggled another busy day. Dressed in a bright red blazer for a 30-minute photo shoot, the Canterbury native was living UNB life to the fullest, effectively mixing her academic and extracurricular responsibilities.  Her roles varied from sitting on the Women in Engineering Society’s executive to chairing the Engineering Undergraduate Society’s...

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