Impact of Giving

New residence honours trailblazing couple

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: July 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , News and Events , Innovation , Tribute Gifts



UNB’s newest student residence in Saint John will honour two key figures in the campus’ history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett. The Becketts joined UNB Saint John in 1966. Barry became a chemistry professor and campus registrar. Flora became a mathematics professor and director of the Math Help Centre. They helped build an identity for the campus based upon research excellence and community engagement.The 40,000-sq.ft, geothermally heated Barry and Flora Beckett...

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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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Building a better New Brunswick

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: News and Events , Innovation



One of many new initiatives Dr. Herb Emery has spearheaded in his three plus years as the Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, the recently established Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR) will be an invaluable resource in the Chair’s efforts to inform policy development in the region. The Institute will help government and members of the public better understand the factors capable of influencing growth in the province and beyond.As the director of the AIPR, Dr. Emery...

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Driving change for women at UNB

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: January 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Innovation , Creating Opportunities for Students , News and Events



What started as a simple conversation about biology midterms has turned into a defining conference for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University of New Brunswick.   Girls STEM Up Jill Lamb (BSc ’19), who chaired the J.D. Irving, Limited, 2019 Girls STEM Up Conference, believes the event sparked an important discussion on gender inequity in the STEM fields and will be an important stepping stone for female students who are focused on entering...

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Entrepreneur supported by scholarships

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: February 1, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students , Innovation



Photo: Chedi Mbaga, 2nd year Bachelor of Engineering in Geodesy and Geomatics Toronto, ON When Chedi Mbaga learned that he was one of 33 students to receive a prestigious Loran Scholarship out of over 4,400 applicants, the Toronto native had also accepted a challenge to study outside of his home province. His difficult choice was made easier because of his experience at the University of New Brunswick through the SHAD student enrichment program for high school students. After graduating, he...

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Doctoral student leading research in Canada's Far North

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

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

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Innovation , Scholarships and Bursaries



Photo: Maree McGregor, Doctoral Candidate in Earth Sciences, Perth, Australia Maree McGregor fell in love with UNB as an undergrad student, visiting the Fredericton campus on an international exchange trip from Australia’s James Cook University. So impressed was the Perth native that she subsequently applied to take her master’s degree at UNB. She now finds herself in the midst of her PhD in earth sciences, where she is playing a lead role in researching Canada’s Far...

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