Message from the Vice-President | Advancement | UNB

Acting Vice-President (Advancement)

Susan Montague

Susan Montague

University Advancement is leading the charge to help build and strengthen UNB’s reputation in Canada and around the globe. The team comprised of Alumni Affairs, Development and Donor Relations, and Strategic Partnerships work to engage our partners to advance UNB’s strategic mission to build a more just, sustainable and inclusive world. A world that needs more UNB.

Susan Montague was appointed as Acting Vice-President (Advancement) on Sept. 9, 2021. Susan succeeds Margaret Grant-McGivney who has been serving in this role since Bob Skillen retired on Dec. 4, 2020. Susan will serve until a national search for her successor is completed late fall or early winter.

As a UNB champion, fundraiser and community leader, Susan has worked tirelessly to continually enrich the university in its varying facets, as well as the communities of Fredericton and Saint John. Currently, Susan is the Senior Advisor for Advancement and has a long-standing relationship with UNB that spans more than 40 years.

During her tenure at UNB, Susan has served in a number of vital roles including editor, project manager and director of several departments. She has also lent her guidance and expertise on a broad array of initiatives and has been a trusted adviser to five presidents.

Susan is the author of A Pictorial History of UNB and is also the recipient of an Eleanor Collier Award, a Distinguished Service Award by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education and a UNB President’s Medal. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters at UNB’s Encaenia in 2019.

In her spare time, Susan has volunteered on many YMCA boards over the years, served on the Board of Directors for SHAD and is on the board of the Theatre New Brunswick Foundation.