Student Technology Fee

The Student Technology Fee program was developed to enhance the availability of technology to UNB students, and to provide opportunities for innovative ideas and projects for the benefit of the student body. As part of its mandate, the Student Technology Fee improved the technology environment for all students at UNB, including technology-based teaching, learning, research, and administrative services.Student sitting at desk with laptop, desktop computer and cell phone

Submit your Ideas

Did you know? You can have a say in how the Student Technology Fee is spent. 

Submit your ideas:

Note: Submissions are accepted year-round, however you must submit by Dec. 1, 2017 for your idea to be considered for the next round of projects.

Background

First created in 2002, and administered separately by the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, the Student Technology Fee sees suggestions and proposals from students, faculty, and staff. These proposals are reviewed and approved by the Student Technology Fee committee. In order for students to receive maximum benefit from the fee, UNB estimates the amount anticipated to be collected for the upcoming year. This provides the target for total project expenditure. Projects are approved in the winter preceding the fee collection, and many of the projects are implemented over the summer. In this way, students benefit from their fee before it is even collected! 

The Student Technology Fee has provided a sustainable source for the renewal of existing student technology infrastructure, such as student computer labs, and accessibility technology. In addition, it has enabled UNB to implement important new services such as wireless technology, loaner equipment, or specialized software. Part of the technology fund is also available for officially recognized UNB clubs and societies to help them meet their technology needs. 

Each project approved by the committee must be for the benefit of UNB students and cannot be used to fund other projects or proposals. Likewise, the committee attempts to ensure this benefit is for the maximum number of students possible.