Impact of Giving

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 involvement and athletic leadership. The scholarship is supported by Arthur Irving, O.C., O.N.B....

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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 ,



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 Brunswick, he has ensured that future UNB researchers will have more opportunities than ever to pursue...

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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 Gary’s siblings. Even Gary’s father attended UNB. Gary and Sarah both feel strongly about giving...

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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 and an engineering scholarship she established in her late husband’s name. A teacher by...

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New education awards honour late dean Ann Sherman

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: December 23, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

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



Students in the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of education have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the faculty’s late dean Dr. Ann Sherman, thanks to a generous commitment of $400,000 from the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation in support of early childhood education. The gift supports the annual awarding of four undergraduate Dr. Ann Sherman Scholarships in Early Childhood Education, valued at $5,000 each; two Dr. Ann Sherman Graduate Fellowships valued at...

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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 $300,000 over three years. The renewed commitment of a further $200,000 extends the matching program until...

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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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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 beginnings. While a student at UNB, Catherine always worked part-time to avoid incurring a large...

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The McLean family legacy

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: December 30, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

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



Alan and Joyce McLean always believed in the importance of sharing – not just their financial resources, but also of themselves.Alan, or “Al,” was born and raised in Saint John. One of five children with a widowed mother, Al and his siblings all worked to keep the family afloat, and he learned early that it is important to both work hard and look out for the well-being of others. Al’s strong work ethic led him to become a successful businessman. He was president of...

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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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Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant announced during opening of Psychological Wellness Centre’s new location at UNB

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: November 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Donor Stories



FREDERICTON, NB, November 29, 2018 – The Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to receive a $19,500 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to help expand the PWC’s group therapy program for adolescents and teens. The grant was announced during the opening of the Centre’s new location in the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre. The PWC’s trans-diagnostic program helps teens who have symptoms of depression and/or anxiety but...

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Bob and Barbara Pickett support research facility for adaptive rehabilitation engineering at UNB

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Posted: October 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) at UNB will be adding new space for the Centre for Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering thanks to the generosity of alumnus Bob Pickett (BSc CE ’61, MSc CE ’63) and his wife, Barbara. The Picketts’ leadership gift of $400,000 has leveraged $4.5 million from the Province of New Brunswick and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding will be used to construct a new wing at R.N. Scott Hall and to purchase the technology...

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UNB’s It Begins Here campaign celebrates raising $125 million

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM ADT

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



The University of New Brunswick wrapped up the largest fundraising campaign in its history on Sept. 28, 2018 with a bi-campus victory party that gave students 125 million reasons to celebrate. It Begins Here: The Campaign for the University of New Brunswick was launched in November 2016 with the goal of raising $110 million for student support and faculty research. “10,000 alumni worldwide joined in to help bring us to this moment,” said Dr. Eddy Campbell, UNB president and...

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Indspire, CIBC launch new bursaries for Indigenous students

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Indigenous students enrolling in the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and Saint John now have access to a special bursary program, thanks to a $500,000 gift from CIBC to UNB’s It Begins Here campaign. The CIBC-University of New Brunswick Indigenous Bursaries will be awarded to undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Bachelor of Business Administration programs. The bursaries are open to First Nations, Inuit and...

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OSCO funds research in off-site construction at UNB

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: September 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Donor Stories , News and Events



OSCO Construction Group is investing $2 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish a new Centre for Off-site Construction and to fund research led by the new OSCO Chair in Off-site Construction. In contrast to conventional “stick-built” construction at a jobsite, off-site construction consists of planning, designing and fabricating building elements in a factory-controlled environment for rapid assembly in a “plug-and-play” fashion at the jobsite. Off-site...

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Shannex donates $100,000 to establish nursing scholarships at UNB

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: April 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Thanks to the support of Shannex, University of New Brunswick nursing students showing promise in the area of gerontological nursing will be eligible for three Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships beginning in September. The Shannex New Brunswick Scholarships were announced today at a news conference at Parkland Saint John hosted by Jason Shannon, president and chief operating officer of Shannex, Eddy Campbell, president of the University of New Brunswick, and David Ganong, co-chair of...

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Fredericton family creates scholarship endowment at the University of New Brunswick

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: April 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Siblings Bob, Tim, John and Iris Bliss were all active students when they attended the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus in the 1950s – they participated in student societies and sports teams, and excelled academically. In the years since graduating, their ties to their alma mater have remained strong. From their support of athletics facilities and teams, to leadership with the Beaverbrook Scholars award committee, to service with the UNB Alumni Association and the...

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