Lady Beaverbrook Residence

UNB's Landmark Residence

Lady Beaverbrook named one of Canada's most beautiful residence by Huffington Post

Lady Beaverbrook Residence

If you love history, tradition, and a great time, you’ll love this Residence. Lady Beaverbrook Residence was built in 1928 as a gift from former University Chancellor Lord Beaverbrook and is one of the oldest and most beautiful residences in the country.

It looks like something from a Harry Potter movie set.

Old world charm includes a bell tower that chimes every hour, and plays “The Jones Boys” at noon and six, fireplaces to read by on chilly winter nights, and the classy Red Lounge where you can talk with friends and play board games. 

The Residence used to have its own cafeteria. Now that area, complete with tables, is perfect for group work or study. The cafeteria kitchen is still there and open for student use.


  • Fireplaces

  • Full kitchen

  • Squash court

  • Pool table

  • TV lounge

  • Study lounge

  • Vending machines

  • Exercise lounge

LBR lounge

A typical 11.5 x 10 foot double room includes:

  • 2 twin beds

  • 2 pillows

  • 2 desks

  • Bookshelf

  • 2 chairs

  • Closet

  • Dresser

LBR - dining

At a Glance

  • Lifestyle: Co-Ed

  • Meal Plan: Required

  • Year Opened: 1930

  • Capacity: 64

  • Number of Rooms: 23 doubles, 18 singles

  • Namesake: The Lady Beaverbrook Residence was named in memory of Gladys Drury, of Halifax, the first Lady Beaverbrook. She married Sir Max Aitken (University Chancellor Lord Beaverbrook) in 1906, was the mother of his three children and died in 1927.

  • House Charity: Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Association

  • House Colours: Black and red

  • Known as: The Beavers

Lady Beaverbrook Residence