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A strategic approach

UNB is taking a strategic approach to enhancing our relationships with key partners. By establishing strategic partnerships with organizations that have multiple touch points with the university, we are advancing mutually beneficial, multifaceted relationships that are entered into with purpose. The relationships are managed through a single point of contact in the Strategic Partnerships Office.

This unique model is paying dividends in impact and value by building connections between strategic partner representatives (often UNB alumni) and students, faculty and staff on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses. Thousands of UNB students have benefitted from work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities like:

  • Guest lectures
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Tours
  • Sponsorships provided by strategic partners

These engagement opportunities, coupled with research exploration, alumni engagement and recruitment-related strategies co-supported by partners and UNB, are strengthening the ties that lead to talent development and economic growth in New Brunswick.

Current strategic partners

UNB is pleased to have strategic partnerships with five New Brunswick-based organizations:

Through these partnerships, UNB is helping students and graduates to find relevant employment - and our partners to find top talent. We're also smoothing pathways for accessing academic opportunities at UNB while engaging alumni who work for our partner organizations and helping to provide a variety of experiences and opportunities to UNB students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Our goals

  • To make it easier for large organizations to work with UNB
  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of UNB’s interactions with its strategic partners
  • To identify and capitalize on opportunities to advance the university
  • To engage the university community in strategic partnership activities and provide support

Other partners

The Strategic Partnerships Office may be able to assist your business or organization in engaging with the University of New Brunswick. Learn more about Business and Industry.


Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering, UNB

“The recent success of establishing and growing the UNB Off-site Construction Research Centre [OCRC] would not have been possible without the support and direct involvement of the Strategic Partnerships Office; they have allowed us the opportunity to focus on what we do best in knowledge discovery, industry-driven research and education, and have enhanced our partnerships with practitioners and alumni and been particularly instrumental in extending our outreach activities (e.g., international, national, and regional events and communications) to help broaden our impacts.”

Director of Partnerships and Engagement, J.D. Irving, Limited

“It is through this partnership that J.D. Irving, Limited leverages enriched education initiatives along with experiential learning to foster a better relationship with faculties and the student body. There are countless opportunities presented to me and others here at JDI to take part in and help enrich the student experience on both Campuses. Through strategic partnership, I believe we are well positioned to attract and retain the top talent UNB is producing for the betterment of New Brunswick and the Maritime region as a whole.”

Contact us

For more information on UNB’s strategic partnerships, contact

  • Amy Batt, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
  • Darcy Crowe, Strategic Partnerships Officer