Impact of Giving

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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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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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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