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About the association


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.

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 Larry Guitard
Vice-President Shirley Cleave
Past President John Teskey
Secretary Janet Moss
Tresurer Trevor Gonnason
UNBSJ Rep Jack Terhune / Jim Christie
Communications Janice El-Bayoumi
Membership Brian Cassidy / Mary-Anne Blakney
Fringe Benefits Lloyd Waugh
Webmaster Linda O'Brien
CURAC Vacant
Member at Large Linda Kealey / Dexter Noel