Lady Beaverbrook Residence
The construction of Lady Beaverbrook Building began in 1928 as a gift from former University chancellor Lord Beaverbrook. Its doors first opened to students in 1930, making it the oldest residence on the UNB campus. When it first opened, it was an all male dormitory, but it now operates as a co-ed house. LBR accommodates 66 students, and is one of the oldest (and most fantastic) co-ed residences in Canada!
LBR’s charity is ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.
ALS has no known cure or effective treatment yet. For every person diagnosed with ALS, a person living with ALS dies. Approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians currently live with this fatal disease.
Further information on ALS can be found at http://www.als.ca/.
- LBR has its own bell tower that chimes every hour and plays "The Jones Boys" at noon and six
- LBR is the only residence that has carpets throughout the house
- LBR has a full kitchen for cooking in because it used to have its own cafeteria
- LBR has fireplaces to stay warm by for those chilly Winter nights
- LBR used to have its own pool...but now its broken
- LBR has a classy Red Lounge where you can talk with friends and play board games
- LBR has a big cafeteria full of tables that is convenient for working in groups
- LBR has its own student maintained website.