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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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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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 announces Currie Scholars for 2020-21

Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Four high school students are winners of the prestigious Currie 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. Each year, the Currie Scholarships recognize and pay tribute to Atlantic Canadian high school students for their leadership skills, community involvement, and academic success. This...

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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Development and Donor Relations

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

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


Jessica Dean of Bedford, N.S., and Stephen White of Saint John, N.B., have been named the University of New Brunswick’s newest recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships for 2020-21. Launched in 2012 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in their future careers. This year, Schulich Leader Nominees from...

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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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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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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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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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Richardsons support engineering students, forever

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: January 21, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

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



Photos: Jack & Kay Richardson From his upbringing in Chapman, NB to a successful engineering career that took him throughout North America, John “Jack” Richardson never lost his appreciation or affection for the University of New Brunswick. After Jack (BScEE ’41) graduated, he worked with General Electric in Ontario and it was there that he met and fell in love with his wife, Kay. During their marriage which lasted more than 50 years, they lived in Toronto, Montreal and...

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Engineering student recognized with green scholarship

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: January 14, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students



Photo: Melanie Flack, 4th year Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, LaHave, NS Melanie spent the bulk of 2017 at Canfor Pulp Ltd. in Taylor, BC as a process engineering student. During that period, she was selected to receive a Greenest Workforce Green Dream Scholarship. The recognition, among other things, allowed her to share her experiences through a Green Dream team blog throughout the summer. In the industry forum, she detailed her adventures, the industry, the towns she visited...

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Newest Schulich Leaders at University of New Brunswick enjoy first semester

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: January 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Scholarships and Bursaries , Creating Opportunities for Students



A pair of Schulich Leaders are making immediate impacts in their first year at the University of New Brunswick. Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld. and Anna Postill of Toronto, Ont. received the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded to high-school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, in part due to their leadership potential. Geoffrey, enrolled in a concurrent Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Mathematical Physics program, became the...

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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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Athletes find academic success, made possible by donors

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: December 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Creating Opportunities for Students , Scholarships and Bursaries



Photo: Taylor McGrattan, 4th year Bachelor of Science, Fredericton, NB and Jenna Degooyer, 4th year Bachelor of Business Administration, New Denmark, NB Taylor McGrattan and Jenna DeGooyer took a chance when they decided to come to the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. As volleyball stars at their respective high schools, both knew dedication to time management was required if they were to successfully combine their pursuit of a degree with their love for sport at the...

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Scholarships help set the stage for success

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: November 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Photo: Nick McCullum, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics 2018, Apohaqui, NB As Nick McCullum reflects on the steps he took toward becoming president of Houston-based Sure Dividend, he credits those who helped him make important decisions and gain critical experience during his four years at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Engaging professors were open to his questions, offering advice and supporting his early transition from biology to math and statistics....

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Matching Gift Program for Beaverbrook Scholars Award

Development and Donor Relations, UNB

Posted: October 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation announced a $300,000 commitment, and potentially $500,000, to match donations to the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, which supports outstanding graduates of New Brunswick High Schools beginning an undergraduate degree at UNB.“The continued support from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation helps to level the financial playing field for our top students,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. “We are so thankful and proud for the Foundation’s...

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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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Students at UNB receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: August 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



Geoffrey Noseworthy of Lewisporte, Nfld., and Anna Postill of Toronto have been named the University of New Brunswick’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This year, out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award. Mr. Noseworthy, 18, is a recipient of the $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. A graduate of Lewisporte Collegiate, Mr. Noseworthy attended SHAD, Encounters with...

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UNB announces recipients of Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarships for 2018

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: June 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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


The University of New Brunswick Saint John today announced that New Brunswick students, Emily Derrah of Grand Bay-Westfield, Alicia Killam of Quispamsis, and Amelia McCavour of Quispamsis are this year’s recipients of the Arthur and Sandra Irving Primrose Scholarship valued at $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years). This year’s scholars come to UNB Saint John with a history of exemplary achievements as community leaders, athletes and students. Emily Derrah, a Harbour View High...

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UNB and JDI announce 2018 scholarship recipients

UNB Development and Donor Relations

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

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



The University of New Brunswick and J.D. Irving, Limited are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the JDI NB Scholarship at UNB. New Brunswick students Noah Hartery of Grand Bay-Westfield, Bailey McFadden of Perth-Andover, and Alex Tozer of Miramichi will all attend UNB’s Fredericton campus in September to pursue degrees in engineering. The entrance scholarships are valued at $8,000 and are renewable each year up to a total of $32,000, based on academic performance. “This...

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UNB announces Currie Scholars for 2018-19

UNB Development and Donor Relations

Posted: May 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM ADT

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



For more than a decade, the Currie Scholarships have recognized the significant and important contributions made by Atlantic Canadian students to their high schools and communities. The scholarships, valued at $65,000 each, were established by Dr. Richard J. Currie, UNB’s Chancellor Emeritus and one of Canada’s most accomplished business leaders and philanthropists. The goal is to salute Atlantic Canadian students for their community dedication, leadership skills and academic...

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UNB celebrates 125th anniversary of Faculty of Law with successful gala dinner

UNB Development and Donor Relations

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

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



This year, the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick celebrates its 125th year. In honour of the milestone, over 350 alumni, faculty, students and guests attended a gala dinner last Saturday, April 21, at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton. “Tonight we celebrate not only our long and distinguished history,” said Dean John Kleefeld in his opening remarks, “but also the many people who have made UNB Law the fine school it is today.” Early in the evening, UNB Law...

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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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