Aitken House

In the Shadow of a Great ManAitken House students fundraising

That man casting the shadow is Sir Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook and former Chancellor of UNB. Each year, an Aitken House resident receives the Man of Aitken award in his honour. It is one of the most prestigious awards in the residence and is given to someone who shows leadership, caring, and friendship towards his fellow residents.

For over 50 years, the Men of Aitken have contributed to campus life. They raise funds for Canadian Blood Services and AIDS NB through blood drives, the Fredericton AIDS Walk, and the annual Smashing Stigmas Car Smash.

Aitken residents also know how to have fun. The Aitken House Club Med social is one of the most anticipated events on campus. The basement becomes a beach with truckloads of sand and a tropical atmosphere.

If you want to be part of a prestigious legacy, Aitken House may be for you!


  • TV lounge
  • Study lounge
  • Vending machines
  • Computer lab
  • Pool table
  • Exercise Lounge
  • Foosball table

A typical 16 x 12 foot double room includes:

Double room in Aitken House
  • 2 twin beds
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 desks with 2 shelves above each
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 closets with 5 drawers each

At a Glance

  • Aitken HouseLifestyle: All male
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year Opened: 1958
  • Capacity: 95
  • Number of Rooms: 43 Double Rooms, 9 Single Rooms
  • Namesake: Sir Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, former UNB Chancellor
  • House Charities: Canadian Blood Services; AIDS NB
  • House Colours: Red and white
  • Known as: The Animals