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About the association

The objectives of the UNBREA as found in the association's constitution and by-laws are:

  • To assist members in the area of health benefits and related concerns,
  • To provide a collective voice in areas of concern to members,
  • To maintain a liaison with the University of New Brunswick, and
  • To provide members with an avenue for social contact. 

The UNBREA is a charter member of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada. (CURAC)

Currently the UNBREA is represented on the University’s Fringe Benefits Review Committee, which monitors and makes recommendations for the ongoing operations of the supplementary health plan now offered to retirees. Our own benefits committee considers ways to improve health coverage for retirees. The association also appoints members to the university’s standing committee on University-retiree relations, which is intended to develop improved relations between the University and retirees.

Each year UNBREA organizes a series of talks in Fredericton of interest to members, and sponsors both a Christmas luncheon and a picnic in the park in June to celebrate the beginning of summer. Retirees in the Saint John area organize a Christmas luncheon and occasional outings. The association publishes a newsletter four times per year to let members know of upcoming events and other matters of interest. UNBREA continues to assist members with health concerns by seeking to improve accessibility to health plans and other areas of mutual interest.

Full membership is available to all former UNB employees who have retired from regular employment, and their spouses. The membership year runs from Sept. 1 to the following August 31. Membership dues are $15 per year for a single membership, $25 couple (one UNB retiree) and $30 couple (two UNB retirees). A special membership is available for $5 per year for those retirees who are unable to attend events but wish to receive the newsletter.

Become a member

We do our best to reflect the interests of our members, and to provide as much service as a group like ours can manage. As always, we welcome your suggestions and advice. Our mailing address is:

UNB Retired Employees Association
General Delivery
PO Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5A3

Executive officers

Position Officer
President John Teskey
Vice-President Larry Wisniewski
Past President Vacant
Secretary Janet Moss
Tresurer Larry Guitard
UNBSJ Rep Vacant
Communications David Charters
Membership Brian Cassidy / Mary-Anne Blakney
President's Committee Howard Fritz
Fringe Benefits Kirby Keyser
CURAC Vacant
At-Large Jim Christie
Linda Kealey
Dexter Noel
Jack Terhune


Section 1.1

An executive officer may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same position. After an absence of one year, a member may return to a position that was previously held for two consecutive terms.

In exceptional circumstances, an Annual General Meeting may authorize an executive member to serve in the same position for a third consecutive year.

Section 1.2

The president and vice president should not both be selected from those who anticipate being absent from N.B. for an extended period of time (two months or longer) during their term of office.

Section 1.3

The term of office for executive officers will be two years.

Section 1.4

The executive officers will fill any vacancy that occurs between annual meetings by appointment. Such appointments will be for the balance of an unexpired term and will not count towards the consecutive terms referred to in Sec. 1.1

Section 2.1 Standing Committees

Standing committees of the association will be:

  • Benefits
  • Social
  • Communications

Section 2.2 Other Committees

The president may appoint such other committees as deemed appropriate.

Section 3.1 Executive officers

Elections for executive positions will be held during the association's annual meeting.

Section 3.2 Nominations

A slate of candidates, who have given their consent in advance will be presented at the annual meeting. Additional nominations for each position may be made from the floor. Candidates nominated at the meeting must be present.

Section 4.1 Methods

All voting will be by show of hands.

Section 4.2

All voting will be decided by simple majority.



Section 5.1

An annual meeting will be held each year during the month of May.

Section 5.2

Members must be informed at least one week in advance of all meetings of the general membership.

Annual dues shall be approved by the membership at a general meeting.

The association's constitution and bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the membership. Members must be informed of a proposed amendment with the notice of meeting. (Bylaw 5.2) A printed copy of the amendment must be provided to members at the general meeting.

Amended May, 2017


The name of this organization shall be "UNB Retired Employees Association".

The association objectives shall be:

  • To assist members in the areas of health benefits and related concerns.
  • To provide a collective voice in areas of concern to members.
  • To maintain a liaison with the University of New Brunswick.
  • To provide members with an avenue for social contacts.

University of New Brunswick retirees from all campuses may become members of the UNBREA as follows:

  • Full time employees - All former UNB employees, who have retired from regular employment and their spouses are eligible for full membership.
  • Part time employees - Any part-time or contract employee, i.e. staff, faculty, and librarian, who has had a minimum total/cumulative five year working relationship with UNB, is age 55 or over, no longer works at UNB is eligible for membership in UNBREA.

The executive officers of the association shall include the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Past President


The Executive Committee will include the Executive Officers and all committee chairs.

There shall be an annual meeting and such other meetings of the general membership as deemed appropriate.