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Annual Report

Responding to the changing needs of the world

Creating and sharing the knowledge that is essential to push society forward.

UNB and NBCC provide new degree pathway

UNB signed an agreement with New Brunswick Community College to provide NBCC’s International Business Management graduates an opportunity to obtain a master’s degree.

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UNB announces new communication studies certificate in social media

UNB began offering a new certificate program in social media for students entering the fall 2020 semester to help prepare them for a wide-variety of career settings.

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New LPN to BN pathway at UNB

UNB launched a new pathway to nursing education, allowing Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to become Registered Nurses the ability to take courses from home using technology-enhanced learning tools.

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Faculty of education to offer International Baccalaureate programs

UNB now offers students the opportunity to earn an International Baccalaureate teaching and learning certificate, along with their Bachelor of Education degree.

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Strategic vision and innovation impact

As leaders in research, innovation and entrepreneurship, UNB is creating the New Brunswick of tomorrow.

UNB Toward 2030

UNB released its new 10-year strategic plan, UNB Toward 2030, aimed to strengthen our ability to respond to the challenges of our time in ways that improve the lives of New Brunswickers and Canadians. We will do this by equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to thrive.

UNB Toward 2030

UNB releases study showing a $1.8-billion impact on provincial economy

The research and analysis conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals that UNB has a total economic impact of $1.8 billion on the New Brunswick economy over the course of one year.

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UNB launches New Brunswick Innovation Map

Investing in innovation is key to economic productivity and global competitiveness. Mapping the NB Innovation Ecosystem allows us to see where and how R&D takes place right here at home.

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New residence honours trailblazing couple

UNB’s newest student residence honours two key figures in the campus’s history, Dr. Barry Beckett and the late Flora Beckett.

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Harriet Irving Library Research Commons at UNB

Supported by the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, the entire third floor of the Harriet Irving Library will be transformed into a modern, interdisciplinary, research-driven learning environment to further innovation, scholarship and research at UNB.

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UNB unveils newly renovated Tibbits Hall

Tibbits Hall has been extensively renovated as part of the university’s Residence Renewal Plan. By 2021, a number of residences on Fredericton’s campus – including Tibbits Hall, Lady Dunn and Joy Kidd – will offer students more accessibility, modern infrastructure and improved privacy.

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Proudly UNB

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of UNB Alumni.

UNB Alumni bettering society

The Proudly UNB Awards honour alumni who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities and beyond.

2020 recipients

A life in service to vulnerable children

As James Gitau (BBA’87, MA'89) plans for retirement from UNICEF, he reflects on his time in New Brunswick and the skills he learned at UNB that sparked an impressive career of making a difference in the lives of children around the world.

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UNB alumni recognized with Top 50 CEO Awards

The Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2020 Top 50 CEO Awards recognized seven UNB alumni.

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LuminUltra to supply COVID-19 test chemicals across Canada

New Brunswick’s LuminUltra Technologies, headed by Patrick Whalen (BScChE’03), is increasing its production to supply chemicals for essential COVID-19 testing across the country.

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Thanks to our donors

UNB is tremendously grateful for the growing community of generous and loyal donors who contribute to our university each year.

Community builder gives back

Third-year psychology student, Ashlee Morrell, was the 2019-20 recipient of the Craig S. Haynes Award for Distinguished Community Builders for her dedication to volunteering on campus and in her community of Saint John.

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Dr. Ismael Foroughi’s research uses skills in exciting new ways

With the support of the Purdy Crawford/TD Bank Postdoctoral Fellowship in Accessibility, Dr. Foroughi investigates the effect of geographical factors on the health and well-being of aging populations.

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UNB alumni establish scholarship in late mother's name

Audrey MacKinnon’s appreciation of education is why her sons chose to honour her memory with a scholarship in support of students.

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A family tradition of supporting UNB

A family’s tradition of studying at UNB has grown into a tradition of supporting UNB and the Promise Partnership that connects UNB’s Saint John campus with the broader community to help combat poverty.

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Donor support by the numbers

Donors contributed more than $16.8M in 2019-20, including more than $8.5M in support to more than 5,000 students. Our Donor Impact Report highlights the impact of these contributions to UNB's students, research, chairs, teaching, athletics and libraries.

Thank you

Together, you are helping change the lives of our students and researchers, one day and one semester at a time. Make a contribution or learn more.

Infographic showing donor support to UNB. Infographic showing student support by donors.