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Awards and scholarships

Scholarships

UNB provides millions of dollars in scholarships each year thanks to donations from generous alumni and other supporters, as well as an ongoing commitment by UNB to devote university funds for students.

Kinesiology awards and prizes

The Faculty of Kinesiology offers 15 awards and prizes. All prizewinners, dean’s list students, academic all-Canadian and recent graduates will be recognized at a fall luncheon ceremony.

Agnes Grey Wilson Prize

Agnes Grey Wilson was born in Chatham. She graduated from UNB in 1906 and then went on to teach high school in Ottawa and Montreal.

The Agnes Grey Wilson prize is funded by the Associated Alumnae and is awarded to an outstanding female student who has completed the normal requirements for the first two years of her degree in the Faculty of Kinesiology at UNB.

Amby Legere/Peter Kelly Prize

Peter Kelly and Amby Legere made major contributions to the Physical Recreation/Intramural program and to the Inter-collegiate program at UNB.

Peter Kelly arrived on the UNB campus in 1947 following a career in the National Hockey League where he played in 181 games with the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Eagles, New York Americans and Brooklyn Americans. Mr. Kelly won two Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1935-36 and 1936-37. He spent 26 years as UNBF’s Athletic Director and during this time also coached the men’s hockey team for 20 years.

Amby Legere coached the UNB swim team from 1952-1977. He was extremely successful winning 22 titles in 25 years. Amby became Director of Intramural Program in 1975, and he retired from UNB in 1978.

This prize is awarded to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average and has completed three years (at least 75%) in the Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies Degree.

Anne Murray Prize

Canadian diva, Anne Murrray’s songs have been ringing through the homes of Canadians since her first step to stardom on the TV broadcast “Singalong Jubilee” in 1966. Since this time, Anne’s career as a great Canadian folk artist has continued to grow.

We are fortunate to have Anne in our UNB Alumni. She graduated from the UNB with a Physical Education Degree in 1966. While attending UNB, she was an active member of the university community, participating in many aspects of campus life, including manager of the women’s basketball team and a performer in the Red and Black Review.

The Anne Murray Prize is awarded to the student who has completed three years (at least 75%) of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with the highest cumulative grade point average.

Annual Eastern Canadian Student Recreation Conference Award

The funding for this award was created through the residual money remaining from the hosting of the First Annual Eastern Canadian Student Recreation Conference held at UNB in 1993. This award is presented to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies Degree who has completed a minimum of 65 credit hours, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. The student must exhibit leadership and campus and community involvement in recreation.

Barry Thompson Prize

Barry Thompson started working in the Department/Faculty of Physical Education in 1959 and retired in 1991. Barry served as the Director of the department from 1971 to 1974 and spearheaded the integration of athletics, physical education and recreation into one Faculty unit. Barry served as the Dean of Students for 10 years and taught many courses over his tenure. Barry is remembered most for his contribution to recreation.

This prize is awarded annually to the student who has completed 2 years (between 50% and 74%) of the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies Program. The award will be given to the student who has demonstrated the highest academic achievement (GPA). The recipient can receive this award only once.

Bill MacGillivary Prize

Bill MacGillivary started working in the Department/Faculty of Physical Education in 1967 and retired in 1995. Bill served as the Director of the department in 1974/75 and led the department to Faculty status in 1975. In addition to serving as a hockey coach and professor, Bill served as the Dean of the Faculty from 1980 to 1991. During the 80's, Bill was responsible for creating the first 4 academic awards in the Faculty.

This prize is awarded annually to the student who has completed 2 years (between 50% and 74%) of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Program. The award will be given to the student who has demonstrated the highest academic achievement (GPA). The recipient can receive this award only once.

CSEP Award

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is a voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness and health.

The CSEP Award is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in the required Science courses of the Bachelor of Science of Kinesiology degree.

Dax Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Dax Brown Memorial Scholarship was the first established Kinesiology award. This scholarship honours the memory of retired Professor Gary Brown’s son, Dax. Dax was an accomplished athlete, who excelled in slalom skiing. In 1985, Dax passed away in a tragic accident at the young age of fourteen.

This memorial scholarship is awarded to a student who has successfully completed three years of one of our degree programs and who demonstrates academic excellence and qualities of leadership and professional promise.

John Meagher Prize

Dr. John Meagher is founder of the faculty. He created the Division of Physical Education in 1957, which was the first program of Phys. Ed. created east of Montreal. Dr. Meagher retired from the faculty in 1988.

This prize is awarded to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average, who has completed three years of one of the faculty’s concurrent degrees with Education.

Lt. Governor's Silver Medal

This medal is awarded at Encaenia, in the spring, to a full-time or part-time student enrolled in one of the three Kinesiology degree programs, judged to be the most outstanding student based primarily on the last half of his/her program.

PHE Canada Student Award

Physical & Health Education Canada is a national, charitable, voluntary-sector organization whose primary concern is to influence the health development of children and youth by advocating for quality, school-based physical and health education.

The PHE Canada Student Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate student leadership in the field of physical education or a related discipline.

Robert F. Watters Memorial Award

The Robert F. Watters prize was established in memory of a gentleman who endured much hardship during his lifetime. With two kidney transplants and many years of dialysis, Robert was never a person to complain. He was a great admirer of youngsters who wanted to get an education. In fact, he and his wife Janice returned to university in their early fifties to achieve the goals they had set for themselves. Robert and Janice shared fond memories of their experiences here at UNB.

This memorial award is presented annually to a student with special needs, or a student pursuing a career working with individuals with special needs such as those who are physically or mentally challenged or elderly. In her husband’s memory, Mrs. Watters, is a generous supporter of the Faculty. The award is funded by friends of the late Robert F. Watters.

Sir Howard Douglas Award

The Sir Howard Douglas Award annually recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in third-year and above who have achieved academic excellence and qualified for Dean's List standing, along with active participation in extra- or co-curricular activities. Recipients become members of the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars which promotes, cultivates and encourages members to live up to the motto Non nobis solum - Not for ourselves alone - and provides them with a network of like-minded and motivated classmates. Candidates must be nominated by their faculties.

Tony Proudfoot Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Fredericton campus student who has completed at least the minimum requirements for the first year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Kinesiology. Selection is based on academic achievement and the demonstration of leadership ability. Preference will be given to a student involved in the UNB Football program. This award is open to students who are enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours, as required by the CIS.

Zula V. Hallett Scholarship

Zula V. Hallett was born in Millville, New Brunswick. She attended UNB in the early 1900’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1911. During her time at UNB, Zula played for the UNB Woman’s Basketball team. After graduating, she became a schoolteacher and obtained the position of the first female principal of the Marysville School (Fredericton North). She also held the position of President of the UNB Associated Alumnae twice.

The Zula V. Hallett Scholarship is awarded to a female Fredericton campus student who has completed the requirements for her second year of a Kinesiology degree program.